Now this is one extracurricular activity I would get involved in! Covering Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” this group of high school kids perform an amazing version of the song with just handbells.
It’s amazing how this group can work so well together like that. After experiencing the monstrosity that was band class in Grade 8, I was nearly drawn away from taking anything musically-related in high school. (But fortunately, high school band was much better.)
Eight-year-old Pinkle and nine-year-old Tank make up the revolutionary rock band that’s known as PinkleTank. ALL BOW DOWN TO THEM.
Here are ten things you need to know:
1. They released their first album Get Tankled last year and their songs are available on iTunes.
2. According to their website, they are a “hybrid of rock, rap, pop and blues.”
3. Pinkle’s favourite colours are pink and purple, so she combined them to create her stage name.
4. Tank has been called Tank since birth.
5. Tank can do a mean duck walk while he plays the guitar and sings. Pinkie sings and performs high energy dances.
6. Yesterday they released their music video “Cool to be Cool,” which discourages people from being big old bullies.
7. They have also covered Adele. Watch it here: Read more…
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, John Mayer is creepy and hits on Jennifer Lawrence and Justin Bieber feels “disrespected” by fans.
HIT: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are invading your magazine stand
Garfield is on Nylon Guys, British GQ, i-D and VMan, while Stone has New York Magazine and Vogue, with an extensive spread. They also look adorable together on Teen Vogue. The Teen Vogue interview is a good read as two banter with each other, Stone talks about the stupid questions she gets, and Garfield reveals his man-crush on Ryan Gosling. I may or may not rush into my local Chapters, place all the magazines together, and label that section “OTP.”
MISS: Justin Bieber is rude to fans as he waits for Selena Gomez
While JBiebs’ star shone at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York, the media blew up a scuffle he had with some fans at the airport. Apparently, Bieber was bothered by the number of fans who were asking for his autograph as he waited for Selena Gomez. “I’ve had a long day, I flew in,” said Bieber. “I don’t have to be nicer about it. You guys are in my face.” Bieber was probably having an off day and you have to admit, it must be frustrating to have no privacy. Everybody has those days once in a while!
HIT: Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” wakes a girl from a coma Read more…
The “Rolling in the Deep” singer bears all in the inside article, “defining romantic relationship, her childhood and reveals that she doesn’t worry much about her fluctuating weight,” according to Rolling Stone.
“My life is full of drama and I won’t have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like,” Adele revealed to Rolling Stone contributing editor Touré. “I don’t like going to the gym. I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine. Even If I had a really good figure, I don’t think I’d get my tits and ass out for no one.” However, Adele has no issue with other singers revealing too much. “I love seeing Lady Gaga’s boobs and bum,” she says. “I love seeing Katy Perry’s boobs and bum. Love it. But that’s not what my music is about. I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.”
As for her album, 21, Adele explains that it was her ex-boyfriend who inspired the track-listing. “He was artistic, but not romantic. We’d just bicker over a cup of tea or the fact that my lighter wasn’t working…He made me an adult and put me on the road that I’m traveling on,” she says.
However, the indestructible singer does have one fear: stage fright. “I’m scared of audiences,” Adele explains. “One show in Amsterdam I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I’ve thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don’t like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot.”
The British singer even touched on a sore topic; her father. “I never knew my dad,” she says, commenting on her father recently talking to British tabloids. “He has no fuckin’ right to talk about me.” Her father did reveal later on that he regretted his actions, but we still feel for her – Adele, we love you despite all the drama in your life! And sometimes it takes just that to produce such an amazing and heartfelt album.
Adele’s Rolling Stone issue will be available at newsstands and the Rolling Stone digital archive on April 15.
British singer Adele took the #1 spot next week on the Billboard 200 chart, reports MTV News.
The soul singer’s album 21 has sold over 352,000 copies in the first weeks, surpassing Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never – The Remixes, which dropped to #2 as sales trailed off to 102,000.
Adele’s 2008 debut 19 continues to march its way back up the charts as well, jumping 34 spots to #16 on sales of 18,000.
I’m glad an actually talented artist is dominating the charts for once, as opposed to the pop sensations that usually dominate the sales. I personally got the chance to see Adele on the Canada AM soundstage last week, and she was phenomenal. She has a presence, a style, and a voice that could blow off the roof of any building. And she’s only 22!
I think the success of Adele lies in her widespread appeal. Her music could appeal to a younger generation, with songs like Rolling In The Deep that have a current, modern feel, but her voice alone could appeal to an older audience, as they can find nostalgia and comfort in her old-timesy feel. I know my parents love her voice, and my friends love her album, so really, who can not like Adele?
But in all honesty, the reason I’m really happy over this news is that she bumped Justin Bieber from the top spot. I think it’s about time for him to give up the #1 spot, or even his career. Actually, Jbiebz, you can just stop making music now. I think we’ll all be fine with Adele taking your place. Am I right?