LADY GAGA HAS THE SAME MESSAGE
NME put together a retrospective dealing with Lady Gaga’s styles throughout the past six years. While she’s always been extravagant, her fashions certainly have changed. Gaga told us awhile back that one thing would never change about her though, and that’s this message. Lady Gaga is releasing her own perfume this summer called Fame. Head to MTVNews.mom for more.
- DIRECT LINK: Here’s a direct link to NME’s montage: http://www.nme.com/nme-video/lady-gaga-through-the-years/1691557399001.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS TO RELEASE 18 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SIDES
Red Hot Chili Peppers recently announced that over the next six months, they plan on debuting 18 previously unreleased tracks from their I'm With You sessions. Each of the songs will be available worldwide, both digitally and on seven-inch vinyl, and the first pair of B-sides, “Strange Man” and “Long Progression,” will come out on August 14th. More information on the releases can be found on the band’s website, RedHotChiliPeppers.com.
NICKELBACK ANNOUNCE TWO SHOWS IN RUSSIA
Nickelback are a Canadian band, so they’re used to the cold. Even so, they’ll probably have to get their extra warm coats and hats ready for their trip to Russia. Why? Well, the band announced on their Twitter account they’ll be playing two shows there. The first stop is in Moscow on October 25th, and they’ll play in St. Petersburg three days later. Nickelback told their followers they “can’t wait” for their Russian performances.
LADY ANTEBELLUM LIVE CHAT TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY!
Have you ever wanted to speak with Lady Antebellum? Well now is your chance! The popular country musicians will be holding a live chat to answer your questions this Thursday. Click on the link below and “like” the fan page on Facebook to submit your questions and if you’re lucky, they might answer!
- DIRECT LINK: Here is the link to their Facebook page to find their live chat: http://on.fb.me/submitchat
THE BAND PERRY JOINS FORCES WITH ICONIC PRODUCER
The Band Perry have been busy working on their sophomore album, and the trio couldn’t be more excited to work with legendary producer Rick Rubin on the project. The band and Rick have already completed half of the album, and Kimberly Perry told us that she still can’t believe she’s working with one of her musical heroes. Most recently, Rick took home the GRAMMY for Album of the Year for his work on Adele’s 21 record, and he’s also worked with U2, Metallica, Tom Petty and many others. There’s no word on when The Band Perry will release their sophomore album.
SPICE GIRLS DOCUMENTARY PLANNED
During the ‘90s, like them or not, the Spice Girls were one of the biggest acts going at the time. Although the group effectively broke up almost a decade ago, a buzz is beginning to generate again about the British pop band, due to talks about a documentary about the group that will coincide with the release of the musical Viva Forever, a play that plans to explore the music and themes of the once popular act. London’s The Mirror reports that the 90-minute Spice Girls documentary, which intends to be a warts and all look at the Spice Girls’ rise to fame, is being considered at the moment. However, it all depends on the approval of former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, a-k-a “Posh Spice,” who vehemently tried to stop the airing of a previous Spice Girls documentary in 2001.
JUSTIN BIEBER CELEBRATES BELIEVE ON MTV TONIGHT!
Justin Bieber’s new album, Believe, is in stores now. The singer will celebrate the release by treating 100 fans to a performance and Q&A at MTV’s Times Square studio tonight (6/19). Bieber Live will be hosted by MTV News’ Sway Calloway and airs at 7:30 PM Eastern. Directly after, MTV will air the worldwide broadcast exclusive premiere of Katy Perry’s new music video for “Wide Awake” at 7:53 PM Eastern.
- TIDBIT: Fans can ask Justin questions via Twitter by mentioning @MTVNews with the hash-tag #AskBieber.
- TIDBIT: Justin has amassed more than 15-million in worldwide album sales, accumulated over 23-million Twitter followers, 44-million Facebook friends and three-billion views online.
OPRAH TO INTERVIEW RIHANNA IN AUGUST
Oprah Winfrey is following up her interview with the Kardashians and 50 Cent with another superstar. The talk show maven took to her Twitter on Monday to confirm that Rihanna would appear on an upcoming episode of her OWN talk show, Oprah's Next Chapter. There is no date set for the interview yet, but according to MTV News it will happen in August. Rihanna appeared on Winfrey's talk show back in January 2010, where she performed Bob Marley's classic "Redemption Song" to benefit the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
ANN WILSON’S FIRST GIG
Today (6/19), Heart’s Ann Wilson turns 62 years old. The rocker has been making and playing music for almost five decades and told us about her first ever gig with her sister and bandmate, Nancy.
“I was probably 16. It would’ve been in my parent’s church on a youth Sunday and Nancy and I went in, just two girls with two acoustic guitars and I think we played ‘When the Music’s Over’ by The Doors.”
Heart have certainly moved on to bigger venues and they’ll likely be hitting one near you. The ladies have tons of dates lined up through October and you can get them all at Heart-Music.com.
· TIDBIT: As a child, Ann turned to music because a stuttering problem made her shy.