You wouldn’t think the two songs would complement each other, but this mashup featuring Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and Kanye West’s “Homecoming” (ft. Coldplay’s Chris Martin) is addictive. I love the chripy beat of Swift’s pop song mixed with the edgier rap lyrics by Kanye West.
While we know a collaboration would probably never happen (can Taylor forget the past?) we sure as hell wish it would. ”We Are Never Ever Coming Home Again” was mashed together by NOxPETSxALLOWED, who has previously done mashup battles between Drake and T-Swift, and Rihanna and Skrillex.
Speaking of Taylor Swift, The
Handsome Hanson Brothers did their own acoustic rendition of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” for Fifi and Jules radio show in Australia. Check it out after the jump.
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It’s tricky to find a mashup that doesn’t actually sound like a mashup. Sometimes you can tell the two songs weren’t really meant to make love and were hastily thrown together for novelty. But this Carlos Serrano-mashup sounds totally legit and I’m obsessing.
He mashed Kanye West’s “Homecoming” with Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die.” Though we don’t hear her vocals, we do get Coldplay’s Chris Martin’s lyrics from the original version of “Homecoming.” I love the strong beat mixed with the the hypnotizing melody in Lana’s “Born to Die.” And I keep hitting re-peat-peat-peat-peat.
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It’s about damn time Coldplay and Rihanna released their music video for “Princess of China” considering how many photos and teasers they threw our way. Thankfully it was worth the wait.
We already knew RiRi would look like a gangsta goth geisha (since she tweeted a photo) but the continuation of these nail rings that look like gold eagle talons is slightly concerning.
The best part of the entire video is when Chris Martin and Rihanna kneel in front of each other on the sand and stare into each other’s eyes with this quiet desperation that doesn’t seem completely staged. They’re mourning the loss of their love.
Other than that hawt almost-makeup sesh, I love when the two fighters leap into the air in slow-mo armed with their samurai swords, wearing light, flowy clothes. We don’t see an actual battle but my bet would be on Rihanna because that girl is super tough.
This is the fourth single off Coldplay’s fifth studio album Mylo Xyloto.
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Sadly, Kanye is not on this year’s WTF Grammy list, which has us wondering, is he taming down or saving his energy for something doubly shocking? Only time will tell. In the meantime, there were plenty of bewildering/confusing/awkward moments to tide us over.
1) No one knows who Bon Iver is. Really? This is like last year’s who the f**k is Arcade Fire moment. Bon Iver won best new artist, though he’s not exactly new on the scene. A new Twitter account has been created in recognition, called Who Is Bonnie Bear?
2) Nicki Minaj’s Grammy ensemble made her usual skin-bearing outfits look conservative. Minaj channeled her religious side, donning a red Versace Catholic-inspired robe. She had a Pope look-a-like escort her and later performed an exorcism on herself — not sure how her date felt about that part. We’re comparing this to Lady Gaga’s egg moment of last year.
3) The most ironic moment of the night goes to the Foo Fighter’s walking off the stage to LMFAO’s “Party Rock” after winning best rock performance. Grohl shouted “long live rock ‘n’ roll” as the electro pop song negated their point.
4) Coldplay got slack for his cracking voice. We all thought Adele was the one to worry about, what with her throat surgery and all, but apparently Chris Martin and Rihanna’s performance was not a favourite. Strangely, a Chipotle commercial aired right after the performance, featuring Coldplay’s music, prompting many to say the commercial represented an actual Coldplay performance. I don’t see the big deal! I don’t think his voice was that bad. Just me? Okay.
5) The Beach Boys reunion underwhelmed audiences. I hate to say it, but it kind of felt like a performance for a Florida retirement home. The California boys shared the stage with Maroon 5 and Foster the People. Foster the People has my vote as best of the three, though the band looked scared out of their minds.
Don’t be too alarmed, she wasn’t on a downward spiral like most celebs these days – it was for a movie role, but the lifestyle had real-life repercussions on her body.
“I was so bad with the food and alcohol in Nashville,” the 37-year-old actress tells Harper’s Bazaar in its May issue about her role as an alcoholic country singer in the new film, Love Don’t Let Me Down.
“If you saw me naked [now] compared to what I looked like when I did Iron Man 2, when I was exercising every day – I’ll get it back together, but I’ve never eaten so much fried food and white flour in my life, ever,” said the mother-of-two.
The article from In Touch claimed this week that the two are “moving into separate homes” and that the distance between them “has been growing for months.”
“They’re ready to split permanently by moving into separate, but adjoining, homes in London,” DJ Jamie Ford told the magazine.
Paltrow’s rep told Gossip Cop that there was no validity to these rumors. “How many times have we seen this rumour come and go?” the rep said.
Elly Jackson of La Roux sits way in the back of her tour bus. Quiet. Secluded. Curled up. On first glance, seemingly trying to shut out the blistering cold Toronto November day outside, and maybe even the world along with it.
But can you blame her?
As one of the United Kingdom’s most popular new artists in 2009, Jackson finds it hard to trust people these days. Her tendency to be honest and opinionated have often been taken advantage of by media haters. But the singer can’t help it, she’s always been an individual with real thoughts and feelings- a leader rather than a follower. Even back in Elementary school, the 21-year-old London-born says she was a tomboy, and always had a bit of an assertive and free-spirited tendency.
But that ability to not succumb to peer-pressure is one of the main reasons for the raving success of her debut self-titled album last June, her flooding international fan-base, and why she will keep pushing strong past the negative hurdles in her career.
“You really have to be careful in this industry,” Jackson tells andPOP in her tour bus. “Obviously it’s impossible for us to like everything. So when you can get asked your thoughts about something, and say we don’t like or agree with something, it’s like a total shock to the world.”
Citing “artist-related medical reasons,” British band Coldplay postponed a concert at the Ford Ampitheatre in Tampa, Florida, scheduled for Sunday, reports Perez Hilton.
“We’re sorry to report that Coldplay has been forced to postpone their show at the Ford Ampitheatre in Tampa on Sunday, August 9th,” read a statement on the band’s web site. “This is due to medical reasons. The show is currently being rescheduled – we’ll give you the new details as soon as we have them. In the meantime, the band have asked us to apologize on their behalf for the inconvenience this causes.”
Having just hosted a Jazz and Comedy festival only a few weeks ago, Montreal was once again the pearl of Canada this past weekend with the undeniable success of the Osheaga Music and Arts festival- a two day event filled with performances beginning at 1:00pm all the way until 11:00pm.
As Saturday would feature notable acts such as Jason Mraz, The Roots, K’naan, The Stills, Girltalk and above all, the grandmaster Coldplay, andPOP decided to venture down to La Belle Province for day no. 1.
But something funny happened by the end of our trip. Not only did we go from being pale skinned to maple brown sunburned, but we also went from being a concert reviewer to a behind-the-scenes explorer.
With four different stages and acts scheduled at similar time slots, we had to pick and choose which musical path our day would lead towards.
This is our story.
2:30 pm- I begin my journey in Hell’s Kitchen. Beautiful sunny day in Montreal, but sweltering 30 degree Celsius heat. For some reason though, the crowd seems to want to stand through it for acoustic rock performer Donavon Frankenreiter at the Mountain Stage. The musician and also pro surfer gathers a trickling crowd with an immediate groovy set- reminiscent of longtime pal Jack Johnson.
Part of that next batch of sunshine tune-fellows like Johnson, Ben Harper, Matt Costa and G. Love, Frankenreiter ignites the festival’s spirit with his variety of catchy soothing numbers- most notably It Don’t Matter, which leads fans into a massive chant. A laid-back Frankenreiter even lets a lucky fan help him belt out the chorus, sending the crowd into rave cheers.
U2 frontman Bono appears to be getting a tad bit jealous of Coldplay’s new label as “the new U2 of our generation”. According to E! online, in a radio interview promoting U2’s new CD, No Line on the Horizon, which drops this week, Bono also “dropped a couple of verbal bombs on Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.”
The interview was held by BBC Radio 1 deejay Jo Whiley, who asked Bono if Martin was as talented as Paul McCartney. This question appeared to rub Bono the wrong way, as he replied “I think he’s a good melodist, but he’s a wanker”.
He went on to elaborate that Martin was “obviously a completely dysfunctional character and a cretin, but he happens to be a great melodist and up there with Ray Davies, Noel Gallagher and Paul McCartney.”
Whiley asked Bono for an apology, but Bono was insistent on his original opinion, E! online reports. He responded with “I’m a reformed character, I don’t any more.”
Bono must have realized the negative consequences his comment could have, as he tried to smooth over his earlier comment later in the interview. His version of an apology was, “I think [Coldplay] are a great band, and actually, it turns out [Martin’s] a great soul as well. Sorry about that. I was joking entirely.”
Yes it’s true, Coldplay has banned its vocalist Chris Martin from entering the recording studio, but don’t worry, it’s not for long.
“Chris has been banned from the studio for these first two weeks. Now, before the rumour mill cranks its way excitedly into life, this does not indicate any kind of split in the camp. This is an experiment of Brian’s, “ wrote Roadie #42 in a post on the band’s website.
The post says that producer Brian Eno wanted the rest of the band to construct “their own musical underpinning with little idea of what Chris had in mind.”
“The fact that this is such a crazy way of going about things seems to encourage them to go off in deliberately strange and adventurous directions, Roadie #42 continues. “Often, they come in first thing in the morning and listen to Chris’s idea once, before going out into the live room and working up something based purely on how the song “felt” to them on first listen, paying little heed to what chords he chose or how the melody sat”.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter Apple loves to play dress up with her younger brother Moses, reports People Magazine.
“She makes [Moses] cross-dress,” Paltrow, 35, told People Magazine. “But she doesn’t put makeup on him!”
But that does not stop Apple from keeping the makeup to herself.
“My daughter plays with anything that’s girly. … She loves makeup,” said the actress. “She puts on the eye shadow and my high heels. … She likes to take my tank tops and make them a dress. And then she asks me to tie a rubber band on the back so they stay up.”
Paltrow is married to Coldplay front man Chris Martin.
CHRIS MARTIN has praised TRAVIS for having such a big influence on young musicians, crediting the Scottish band for the creation of Martin’s own group, COLDPLAY.
Appearing as a guest presenter on the UK’s Radio 1 alongside SHAUN OF THE DEAD actor SIMON PEGG last night, Martin unveiled Travis’ new song, BIG CHAIR, to the delight of fans across the country.
Martin gushed, “We’re gonna finish with an incredible exclusive, we’re very privileged to play it, it’s a new song by the band Travis, the band that invented my band and lots of others.”
But while lead singer of Travis, FRAN HEALY, was delighted at the song’s debut, the airing was a little earlier than expected.
He says, “I thought it was going to get played (on Saturday). I checked the Radio 1 website a few days ago and I’m sure it said Chris was on (Saturday) but what a nice surprise.
“Thanks Chris, I must return the favour one day!”
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A one-song, exclusive performance from Coldplay front man Chris Martin has been auctioned off for ?5,000 (about $10,000 CAD). Martin will play the private gig in the living room of a child from the Canonbury Primary School in London, reports LAUNCH.
The child’s parent won the charity auction, which started off at ?400. Funds will go towards a new resource and IT centre for Canonbury Primary.
Martin reportedly agreed to the show because Paul Makin, Coldplay’s business manager, is a parent at the school.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin have welcomed a baby boy into the world and no, they did not name him Orange.
Spokeswoman Emily Yomtobian said the couple’s second child was born in New York at the weekend and was named Moses.
“Mum and baby are both doing well,” she said. “I’m sure they are ecstatic.”
Paltrow, 33, and Martin, 29, already have a daughter named Apple.
“It sounded so sweet and it conjured such a lovely picture for me,” Paltrow once told talk show host Oprah Winfrey of Apple’s name.
“You know, apples are so sweet and they’re wholesome and it’s biblical – and I just thought it sounded so lovely and clean.”
Rumours are running rampant that Gwyneth Paltrow is pregnant again after her mother, Blythe Danner, reportedly let the good news slip at a media awards ceremony.
“Are you going to be a grandmother again?” Danner was quizzed by a reporter. “Yes I am,” she is said to have replied.
Paltrow, 33, and her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, are believed to have conceived backstage at a British music festival this summer ? possibly Glastonbury.
They already have one child: a 16-month-old daughter named Apple.
Paltrow?s publicist has refused to confirm or deny the pregnancy.