It seems that most of Lady Gaga’s inventions these days stir up controversy, even if she didn’t mean to do it. Her latest music video ‘Judas’ has a lot of biblical content, and there is every chance that religious enthusiasts may start debating the lyrics’ intended meaning in the near future, but the singer herself maintains that it is not an anti-religion video and she never meant to hurt religious groups.
Soon after its highly anticipated release, Gaga explained, “[Judas] is not meant to be an attack on religion. I respect and love everyone’s beliefs.” During the video’s promotion campaign, she tried to clarify on multiple occasions that her song is not an attack on any religion. Instead, she suggested that “it’s meant more to celebrate faith than it is to challenge it.”
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If there is any one in the music industry who can completely steal the limelight of an event, it is Lady Gaga. In early May, she registered herself in attendance at the Cannes Film Festival in order to perform on the French TV program ‘Le Grand Journal.’
Before the actual show, the Mother Monster was seen in a bright leather vest with the words ‘Born This Way’ printed on its back. On top of the highly fashionable vest, she dyed her hair in multiple colors to leave the rest of the A-list celebrities looking all alike, giving the audience more of a ‘Gaga and the others’ type of theme. Continue reading Lady Gaga in Full Flow at the Cannes Film Festival »
When there is an event hosted by Britney Spears everyone comes running, and that’s precisely what happened on May 11, when the pop diva and her family organized a private event for the benefit of the St. Bernard Project and several mainstream celebrities showed up to support Britney’s cause. In attendance at the Beverley Hills-held event were teen singer Selena Gomez, celebutante Kim Kardashian, actress/singer Hillary Duff and fashion model Kellan Lutz, among others. The St. Bernard Project is a Louisiana-based charity organization, which has assumed the responsibility of repairing the homes and lives of those who were affected by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading Britney Spears Plays Host for St. Bernard Project Charity Event »
Death Cab for Cutie had long said that they want to revisit their roots through their next album, even though they are not entirely sure where their actual home is. What the band wanted to convey through their new album ‘Codes and Keys’ was the thought that home could be the physical place where we live, or the space in between our ears or anything else. After all, every person is such a large collection of ‘memories’ that a connection with the past can be made every second and hence, the band’s concept of the home comes into play. Continue reading Death Cab for Cutie Uncovers ‘Codes and Keys’ in the Emerald City »
Just a week has passed since the full release of Lady Gaga’s latest music video ‘Judas’ and her critics and fans are still busy in gathering their thoughts. The video star Rick Gonzalez, who played the role of Jesus, is also going through the same feelings and in an interview with MTV News earlier today, he said that his time with Team-Gaga was surreal.
The actor recalled, “I’m sitting in my house, I get a call from my manager, [and] she says, ‘Lady Gaga wants you to be in the video.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, cool. Lady Gaga who?’ and she’s like, ‘Rick, the Lady Gaga.’ And I’m like, ‘Wow, OK.’” Gonzalez admitted that the first thing that came to his mind was how does Lady Gaga know about him? Continue reading Lady Gaga Gave Me Full Artistic Freedom in Judas, Rick Gonzalez Says »
It is rare to see an award-winning song completely changed for national campaign, but it turns out that Cee Lo Green has done exactly that by revamping his famous song ‘Forget You’ to make it fit for a good social cause.
The Gnarls Barkley member recently associated himself with Duracell’s “Power of Those Who Protect Us” campaign, arranged for the benefit of National Volunteer Fire Council, which is a social service organization that represents the rights of voluntary rescue workers, EMS personnel and fire fighters. The new version of the highly successful track has been named ‘Thank You,’ and it can be downloaded for free from Duracell’s Facebook page.
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Blink 182’s bass guitarist and co-lead singer Mark Hoppus sat down with MTV last week and revealed how the punk rock band is trying hard to finally wrap up the album, which they have been working on for a long time now.
Hoppus said that one of the main reasons for the massive delay has been the fact that all the three band members have their personal projects and therefore, finding time for Blink 182 has been tough for them all. However, what many don’t know is that band suffered a major blow three years ago when their longtime producer Jerry Finn died. Not only did he supervise the trio’s last three studio inventions, but he also advised them on their personal and business matters and critiqued their music without any bias. Finn also contributed his part in the studio, where his valuable suggestions helped the Blink fine-tune their multiplatinum music. The producer has been associated with the group since their 1997 album Dude Ranch, which is why Hoppus thinks that they are so badly shaken up by his untimely death. Continue reading Blink 182: Moving on after Producer Jerry Finn’s Death »