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(RADIO.COM) – Gorillaz might have released their latest studio album, Humanz, in April, but they are already churning out new music. The band shared a new track and music video “Sleeping Powder” Thursday.
Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn already mentioned the band has 40 to 45 songs that didn’t make it onto the latest record, though did not confirm that this latest track was one of them, according to NME.
“I’m just sort of slowly going through all tunes that sort of didn’t work out and finishing them,” Albarn said in an interview. “I can stay in the game for at least another 18 months, I reckon.”
The video is described as a “2-D solo track” and begins with an old-school anti-drugs video involving an egg and a frying pan. This is your brain on “Sleeping Powder.”
The Gorillaz headline the 10th annual Outside Lands Music & Art Festival on Friday, August 11th in Golden Gate Park – San Francisco.
(RADIO.COM) – Oakland rapper G-Eazy told TMZ that he plans to “bring a broom” to the Quicken Loans Arena Friday night to help the Golden State Warriors finish their sweep of Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Warriors are currently leading the series 3-0 and the series will be over at Game 4 if the Warriors pull yet another victory.
Despite the Cavs facing tough odds, Eazy said that that “you’ve got to respect LeBron” even though he thinks Kevin Durant will snag the coveted MVP title.
(RADIO.COM) – Katy Perry’s public statements about her feud with Taylor Swift are beginning to cause whiplash. In the early rollout for her new album Witness (out Friday) Perry appeared on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke and confirmed all the rumors about their “Bad Blood.” The remarks came on the heels of “Swish Swish,” her single widely presumed to be a Taylor Swift diss track.
Shortly after those events, Katy adopted a more positive message: In a radio interview, the singer announced that she was ready to make up, “because I think when women unite, the world is going to heal.”
Those comments marked a diplomatic conclusion to a surprisingly direct public call-out—but not for long. In a new interview with NME, Perry appears to be back on the offensive, accusing Swift of trying to destroy her reputation.
“I mean, I’m not Buddha — things irritate me,” Perry said. “I wish that I could turn the other cheek every single time, but I’m also not a pushover, you know? Especially when someone tries to assassinate my character with little girls [her fans]. That’s so messed up!”
Did Katy go too far with her original Carpool Karaoke comments? Maybe—but James Corden is a very persuasive guy.
“Well, James Corden makes me and the whole world feel very safe,” Perry said. “No one has asked me about my side of the story, and there are three sides of every story: one, two, and the truth.”
(RADIO.COM) – Phil Collins canceled his last two shows scheduled at the Royal Albert Hall in London, after injuring himself in a hotel room fall.
The artist was taken to the hospital with a “severe gash on his head close to his eye” that required stitches, reports The Guardian.
“Phil sends his sincere apologies and thanks to fans,” a statement reads. “He has had a fantastic week at his first [full] shows in 10 years, and cannot thank people enough for their warm reaction and is excited to return.”
The London concerts have been rescheduled for November 26 and 27, 2017.
The new dates will be supported by Kacey Musgraves (U.S. and Canada), Warpaint (Asia) and Leon Bridges (South America and Mexico), with special guests for Europe and Australia to be announced soon.Check out all of Harry’s new dates below: 3/16 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis
LONDON, ENGLAND (CBS SF) – All week long, Late Late Show host James Corden is bringing his show to his hometown of London. With it, he brings another ‘Crosswalk Musical’ production to the streets of Great Britain. This time, Corden and crew performed, naturally, Mary Poppins.
After surprising his crew of which musical they were going to perform, the talk show host had another surprise for them. “It gives me great pride and honor to welcome a true heavyweight,” Corden said. “Playing the role of Burt in this production…Sir Ben Kingsly, everybody!” The role of Burt was originally performed in the 1964 movie by Dick Van Dyke.
Kinglsy commented about performing with Corden. “I’ve always liked James and when he told me about the idea, of course, I jumped at the chance,” Kingsly said. “Theater should be at the people—especially, in this case, for the people in their cars driving home from work.”Watch Crosswalk the Musical: Mary Poppins –
(RADIO.COM) – In her 40-year career, Cyndi Lauper has worn many hats: pop music oddity, Goonies songstress, four-octave belter, Celebrity Apprentice contestant. Perhaps her biggest triumph to date came in 2012 when she wrote the songs to the Broadway musical Kinky Boots. Its commercial and critical success earned Lauper a Tony Award for Best Score and established her as serious musical composer—and the first woman to earn the honor on her own.
Now Lauper is set to repeat her success: She’s been tapped to write the music for a Broadway adaptation of the 1988 film Working Girl. The 1988 romantic comedy starred Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver, and featured music by Carly Simon. Simon won the Oscar for Best Original Song for “Let the River Run” and the film has since become a bona fide classic.
Working Girl follows secretary Tess McGill as she breaks the rules to climb the corporate ladder at the end of the Reagan administration. For Lauper, it seems like a perfect fit—80s nostalgia, screwball energy, a hardscrabble Staten Island Cinderella story.
“I love the film, and its story about a woman’s very unconventional road to success in the ’80s is something I know a lot about,” Ms. Lauper told The New York Times. “Women are still fighting for fundamental rights and equal pay!”