PopWatch Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch Blog

Tag: Musics (91-100 of 3086)

Here's that Celine Dion 'Rolling in the Deep' cover you wanted

Covering Adele: Just another reason Celine Dion is amazing.

None other than Céline Dion decided to start “Rolling in the Deep” this past weekend as part of her Las Vegas show, as first reported by Gawker.

I’m shocked this cover took so long to happen. The two women’s vocals are so similar, and many of Adele’s tracks would feel right at home on Let’s Talk About Love or Falling Into You. I especially love the darker tone Dion adds to the chorus.

Just when I thought that after over a year on the charts I’m finally moving on from “Rolling in the Deep,” I’m back in. I’m getting chills. I want to dance. I want to cry. It’s all too much — in the best possible way.

Let your ears rejoice and listen below: READ FULL STORY

Johnny Depp plays guitar with Black Keys at MTV Movie Awards

At this weekend’s MTV Movie Awards, Johnny Depp slipped into his newest role: guitarist for the the Black Keys.

While being honored for a Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards, the Dark Shadows actor joined the band onstage for special performances of “Gold on the Ceiling” and “Lonely Boy,” while Steven Tyler and Joe Perry — who were presenting the award — watched from nearby. Needless to say, the night’s scarf count went up considerably.

The often-animated Depp maintained a straight face through the song, letting singer Dan Auerbach soak up the spotlight. Even when being handed his award, the actor remained humble, deferring the spotlight to both the Aerosmith veterans and “up-and-coming legends” (Depp’s words) Black Keys.

It was undoubtedly a very cool moment — even host Russell Brand had to take a break from making Michael Fassbender-penis jokes to acknowledge it — but it’s not the first time Depp has guest-guitar’d. Just recently, he joined Marilyn Manson for a performance at the Golden God Awards, and he’s previously collaborated with everyone from Oasis to Alice Cooper.

Queen Latifah says she wasn't coming out with her Long Beach Gay Pride performance

Queen Latifah wants to be clear: Despite speculation online, her performance at Long Beach’s Lesbian & Gay Pride event on May 19 was not a signal that she was coming out as a lesbian. “That definitely wasn’t the case,” she tells EW. “I’ve never dealt with the question of my personal life in public. It’s just not gonna happen.”

That said, the 42-year old was thrilled to participate in the event and even recalled an earlier performance for gay audiences. “To me, doing a gay pride show is one of the most fun things,” she says. “My first show that paid more than $10,000 was in a gay club on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. Tupac happened to be in town, so he came to kick it with me. This was the early ’90s. And the boys were like, ‘Take your shirt off, Tupac!’  He wasn’t doing that. But we had a blast in there.”

READ FULL STORY

If Bieber was your boyfriend, he'd serenade you in France -- VIDEO

Ah, Paris — city of lights! City of love! City of swooning Beliebers, hundreds of whom are still recovering after an impromptu balcony performance by their dreamy messiah!

Not even a mild concussion could slow down Justin Bieber, who recently jetted to France to promote his upcoming album Believe. Earlier today, he told fans to meet him at Universal Music’s office in Paris’ Latin Quarter — and the girls turned out in droves, transforming a quiet street into a hormone-clogged concert venue. They squealed with glee as the Biebs crooned “Baby” and “One Time” through a megaphone, growing louder every time he touched his famous hair. Check out the clip below to see what happens when Justin combines his new song “Boyfriend,” with a cheeky pelvic thrust. (Hint: It involves more screaming.)

READ FULL STORY

Say what?! EW presents YOUR best comments this week

Here at EW, we care what you have to say. We really, really do. Hidden among the scores of comments are flashes of genius. Small gems of brilliance, if you will. To recognize our faithful commenters, we’ve scoured your remarks and compiled our favorites from this week. So keep commenting away, readers! You might see yours here. READ FULL STORY

Remembering Donna Summer: Her life in film and television

Donna Summer was one of disco’s greatest chart divas. But the singer, who passed away Thursday at the age of 63, also made her presence felt on both the big and the small screen.


11 Uhr 20 (1969)
A 21-year-old Summer appeared on the German TV series and sang the song “Black Power,” written by Peter Thomas.

Justin Bieber talks Kim Kardashian and drinking beer in new 'GQ' interview

As another pop star put it a decade ago, Justin Bieber is not a boy, not yet a man. But he’d certainly like to transition to an older fan base, so as Bieber Fever hits adults (or is it just me?), the eighteen-year-old opened up to GQ about drinking, haters, and the struggles about how one goes from teenybopper to Timberlake  in 2012 .

Features in magazines for adults, as opposed to Tiger Beat and Seventeen, certainly help, and this latest interview shows a more mature Biebs than when Rolling Stone caught up with him last year and he made some ill-advised remarks about abortion and Korea.This new media-savvy Bieber is a “Baby” no more. He even shot a fun cameo for last week’s NSFW Saturday Night Live digital short. With his new album Believe out June 19th, the timing is perfect for a big leap forward. Adult superstar? Never say never. (Side note: The new video for “Boyfriend” is certainly helping things.) We parsed through the profile below to bring you up to speed.
READ FULL STORY

'Re-Animator: The Musical': Director Stuart Gordon talks about his singing-and-beheading theatrical spectacular

re-animantor-poster

A few years back, film director Stuart Gordon had the thought that his gore-filled 1985 horror movie Re-Animator might be improved with the addition of some songs. It was an odd idea — but an ultimately successful one. In the spring of 2011, Re-Animator: The Musical opened at Hollywood’s Steve Allen Theater to great reviews (Variety hailed it as “an entertainment of rich rewards and high accomplishment”) and tonight the play officially starts a second run at the Hayworth Theatre, prior to engagements at the New York Musical Theatre Festival and the Edinburgh Festival. The H.P. Lovecraft-inspired tale stars Graham Skipper as the corpse-reanimating Herbert West, George Wendt as the unfortunate Dean Halsey, and large amounts of fake blood as, well, large amounts of not-fake blood.

Gordon — who is both the show’s director and coauthor of its book — talks about his hopes for Re-Animator: The Musical, the possibility of fourth Re-Animator movie, and why his brother eats bugs — literally.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How did Re-Animator: The Musical come about in the first place?
STUART GORDON:
I just saw it in my head, how you could do this as a musical. People had been suggesting it to me for several years and I kind of laughed. I thought it was a ridiculous idea. But one day it sort of hit me — all of the effects in the movie were done practically on a stage, so we could do them all live in front of audiences.

READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: How Adele is changing music -- Special Music Issue

cover1202_300.jpg

When EW interviewed Adele last spring in the garden of her hotel in Munich, the British singer-songwriter admitted she hadn’t thought her recently released second album, 21, would sell many copies in America. “I was saying, ‘I don’t think this record is going to do anything,” the chanteuse recalled. “I can’t feel the buzz in America.’”

What no one knew then, of course, was that 21 had only just started its spectacular run on the charts. Over the past year, the album has continued to sell…and sell. And sell. 21 has now shifted more than 19 million copies around the world — a figure which seems doubly remarkable given the ailing record industry, and triply so when you remember Adele wasn’t able to promote the album for many months due to a vocal cord hemorrhage and subsequent operation.

The cover story of Entertainment Weekly‘s Special Music Issue details how 21 became such a blockbuster, and the ways in which that success has affected so many aspects of the music industry, from the songs you hear on the radio today to the hunt for the “next Adele” being conducted by frantic A&R men from every label, particularly in the singer’s homeland.

As one U.K. talent scout told EW, “Obviously in meetings there’s a lot of ‘Why didn’t you sign Adele?’ Everyone goes out, tail in between their legs, and says, ‘Right, give me a girl singer with a voice!’”

Of course, the British Isles export more than just girl singers. Brit-Irish boy band One Direction recently topped the Billboard 200 chart with their debut album. In another of our Special Music Issue features, EW hit the road with Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry to experience the (occasionally PG-13) 1D mania firsthand.

So much good stuff! And the show has barely begun. In our list of the 30 Greatest Artists Right Now we explain the importance of Rihanna, Taylor Swift, the Black Keys, Drake, Jack White, Azealia Banks, and two dozen other musical phenomena; in our Ultimate 2012 Playlist we lay out the tracks you need to check out asap; and in our 2012 Coachella Preview we tell you the 10 bands we can’t wait to see. In short, you’ll find everything you need for your music-listening pleasure, including a free pair of ears*.

*Free pair of ears not included with magazine.

The Special Music Issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands April 6. Also, remember to follow @EW on Twitter.

Entertainment Weekly is now available on most tablets, including the iPad, Nook Color, Kindle Fire, and Samsung Galaxy. Think of it like the EW you already love, but on steroids: With our digital magazine, you can buy the recommended movies, albums, books, and DVDs while you’re reading about them. Plus, you can watch music videos and film trailers, and find movie showtimes in your neighborhood. Current subscribers can access the digital version of EW for free by downloading the EW app (also free) and logging in using your name and address or the information on your subscription label. Single copies of the magazine are also for sale through the app if you prefer to read EW that way. If you’re not a subscriber, but would like to become one, you can can do so by going to ew.com/allaccess.

Read More:
Album sales: Madonna’s ‘MDNA’ debuts at No. 1, Lionel Richie’s ‘Tuskegee’ lands in second
Album sales: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ finally knocks Adele’s ’21′ out of the top spot
Adele baby pictures revealed: See her rolling in the diapers


Miley Cyrus responds to Twitter attacks; says science and religion can be friends

Miley Cyrus, who recently transformed from a mildly irritating tween megastar to that liberal arts student in your freshman dorm with this poster on her wall, came under fire earlier this week for tweeting a photo that contained this quote, from physicist Lawrence Krauss:

“You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, all the things that matter for evolution) weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in stars. So forget Jesus. Stars died so you can live.”

Unsurprisingly, some of Cyrus’ more devout Christian followers took offense to the “forget Jesus” segment of the quote, and took up verbal arms against the 19-year-old. “Forget that Jesus?” inquired one follower, before adding a simple, but profound, “:/”. Other followers told Cyrus to go to hell, bemoaning the apparent loss of her trademark Southern Baptist beliefs. READ FULL STORY

Latest Videos

Advertisement

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP