"I am one of the lucky ones. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & thats all that matters right now. My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong."
A "devastated" Miley Cyrus tweeted Sunday that she had lost her home to the raging California wildfires.
The singer tweeted that the house she shares with her fiance, the Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, and her pets "no longer stands," but that everyone including the animals were evacuated safely.
Completely devestated by the fires affecting my community, she shared with her 40.4 million followers. I am one of the lucky ones. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & thats all that matters right now. My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong. I am grateful for all I have left. Thanking the emergency services and calling on her fans to help support the relief efforts, she added: Sending so much love and gratitude to the firefighters and LA country Sheriffs department! If you are interested in getting involved see next tweet . Donate $ , Time , Supplies I love you more than ever , Miley.
On Sunday, Young posted a statement regarding the destruction of his house on the Neil Young Archives site Wednesday. Firefighters have never seen anything like this in their lives, Young said. I have heard that said countless times in the past two days, and I have lost my home before to a California fire, now another.
Young also criticized President Donald Trumps tweets, in which he accused California of gross mismanagement of the forests and threatened to cut off federal payments. California is vulnerable not because of poor forest management as DT (our so-called president) would have us think, Young replied. We are vulnerable because of Climate Change; the extreme weather events and our extended drought is part of it.
"They pulled up in his classic Mustang and before they even got out, they hopped in the backseat together."
It's no longer just me, myself and I with G-Eazy -- he's got a cute little blonde babe hangin' off his arm now ... and all signs point to a successful rebound post-Halsey.
At the current time, the answer appears to be no. That said, the former couple has hinted at the possibility of reconciling in the near future. They were clearly comfortable with one another onstage, as shown by the photos that G-Eazy posted on Instagram that showed them getting close.
Make some noise for the most beautiful woman on this planet right now, he said during their performance. After their performance was over, he again praised his ex, saying: Make some mother f**king noise for the queen, Halsey.
A source tells E! that G-Eazy and his date "had a past friendship and knew each other from mutual friends in the industry," and that as of now the relationship is "nothing serious," because "G-Eazy isn't dating one person exclusively."
Here's what two body language experts had to say about whether or not Halsey and G-Eazy's body language means all our dreams have come true, and they are, indeed, back together.
The Bad at Love singer, 23, fueled split speculation last month after she deleted all of the Instagram photos featuring the 29-year-old rapper. She later confirmed they were taking time apart with an Instagram message to fans on July 3: I normally keep this kind of thing private but provided our public nature I feel the need to inform my fans. G-Eazy and I are taking some time apart. Im eager to continue the upcoming passage of time dedicating myself to my art and my career, and the duration of my tour. I wish him the best. Thanks for respecting our privacy at this time.
"It actually bugs him when people ask when hes going back to the studio or on tour."
Bieber doesnt want to be told what to do, especially by fans who want him to get back to making music. No, world, Bieber just wants to find his purpose.It actually bugs him when people ask when hes going back to the studio or on tour, the source said. He has worked for years, and the first time he takes a significant break, everyones all, Whens he coming back? To Justin, those arent just questions those are demands. For years, everyone has tried to take a piece of him. Just let him be.
According to the source, Justin won't be making new music or doing much of anything anytime soon because he's busy FINDING HIMSELF: "Hes happy and content," the insider says. "He is in love with Hailey. She encourages him to do whatever he wants to do, and is encouraging him in this season of self-discovery."
So many demands, so few hours. We offer Bieber our best wishes for his season of self-discovery, which may involve plenty of sheet masks, meditation, and horseback riding at his new $5 million mansion in Canada. Wander forth on your pilgrimage of self-care, young Bieber.
And you know what Bieber's not here for? People wondering when he'll bless the world with new music.
Hes happy and content, a source told People. He is in love with Hailey. She encourages him to do whatever he wants to do, and is encouraging him in this season of self-discovery.
Halsey stuck to the feathered VS theme (check out that wrap skirtandher eyebrows) while performing her single Without Me. She even gave a special shoutout to her model buddy, Bella Hadid.
Rita Ora sang her single, Let You Love Me, and even escorted Behati Prinsloo down part of the the runway.
Harry Styles was the headline act for last year's show, which was held at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.
Toni Garnn, Barbara Palvin, Adriana Lima are among some of the Angels starring in the 2018 VS show.
We can't wait to see what the likes of Shawn and Rita will be wearing in a month's time!
Will these musical acts be able to help the brand reassert its relevance and pull it out of the sales slump it's been battling for a few years now? Tune into the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Sunday, Dec. 2 on ABC to see for yourself, and watch this space for more coverage.
Unsurprisingly there has been a lot of speculation surrounding who the three headliners will be at Glastonbury Festival 2019.
With the world-renowned event taking a break this year, the rumor mill has been in overdrive ahead of next year's return with festival-goers and bookies alike trying to second guess who will be taking the Pyramid Stage by storm on the three main nights of the Somerset spectacular.
Betway have tipped the former Oasis frontman for the top spot on the Somerset festival's Pyramid Stage, giving him fresh odds of 7/4.
The Supersonic legend had previously been an outsider at 8/1 in September, behind the likes of Arctic Monkeys and ABBA, but the Wall Of Glass singer now heads their list.
Betways Alan Alger said: Betting on wholl headline Glastonbury tends to go quiet for a bit and then all of a sudden we notice a string of bets for a certain artist.
Liam Gallagher is now the act that everyone wants to back and he heads the betting to secure a headline slot on the Pyramid Stage at just 7/4."
The legendary Beatle last headlined the festival in 2004, but he could be primed to return to Pyramid Stage this year as he releases his 17th solo album, Egypt Station in September.
If that evidence wasn't compelling enough, speaking to the BBC, the Emily Eavis said the artist playing the Sunday legends slot will be a "non-British female" and that Paul McCartney is always on the top their list to headline the festival.
The Queen of Pop was tipped for the headline slot, with The Sun reporting that she was in talks with organisers in a bid to secure a female headliner.
This year saw the annual Worthy Farm shindig take a year off for the first time since 2012, as organiser Michael Eavis gave the farm time to recover. But its back in 2019 and while were yet to have the headliners and artists confirmed, there have been plenty of rumours already. Heres everything you need to know about the 2019 festival including where and how to get your tickets.
"Star was born" is currently released in New Zealand with a trigger warning because of a Bradley Cooper story "Jackson Man".
Suicide has affected many people in New Zealand, said Shanks of The Guardian . For those who have lost someone close to them, a warning gives them the opportunity to make an informed choice regarding viewing. According to The Guardian's report , the police support for victims in New Zealand shared that two young men were seriously called by the conclusion of a film in which hero Bradley Cooper hanged himself after a battle with alcoholism. According to the report, the Mental Health Foundation also filed separate complaints about the classification card index.
The Star of Cooper is a remake of the 1976 film starring Barbra Streisand and Chris Kristofferson, who himself is a remake of the 1954 film starring Judy Garland and James Mason. The male leader always plays older, more famous artists, and he dies in every version. In 1976, he was involved in a car accident, and in the 1954 version, Mason's character enters the ocean and drowns himself.
No one should enter the screening " Star of the Motherland", without waiting for the feeling of some things. But, despite the fact that this is the fourth remake of the film, not everyone is ready for how raw this ending is. That's why New Zealand added a mental health alert to the show for Bradley Cooper and the likely winner of Oscar Lady Gaga, as reported by The Guardian .
The first complaint concerned the support of the police victims who reported that they responded to two vulnerable young people who were seriously affected by this scene.
After complaints from viewers, the New Zealand Film Classification Commission demanded that the movie screen with a warning about suicide - two teenagers reported that it was caused by the content of its final scenes. The mental health commission also complained to the commission.
What an impossible night to top! Slick Woods went straight from walking Rihannas runway to giving birth to her first child. Weve got all the details on her incredible story!
The beauty had just started the early stages of labor before showing off her naked baby bump at Rihanna's Savage x Fenty runway show duringNew York Fashion Week on Wednesday night.
Slick was also in good company on the Savage x Fenty runway. While she stole the show in black pasties and cutout lace lingerie as one of the two pregnant women included, Gigi, 23, and Bella Hadid, 21, looked lovely in their lingerie looks as well. The older Hadid sis was in a dark green bra and panty set with matching knee-high fishnets, a cardigan and a head piece. White flowers dotted her body and her hair. Bella was in baby blue, wearing lacy lingerie, sheer gloves, nude stockings and a furry coat off of her shoulders. Her makeup matched, and she had her hair in a top knot. So gorgeous!
The model stunned on the catwalk wearing a black string one-piece, gold glittering sheer stockings and pointed nipple covers - and the ensemble was paired with chunky gold hoops and a black velvet headband.
It's not surprising the star decided to walk whilst pregnant, as she has previously said her pregnancy has made her view her body in a totally different way.
She said: "I now see my body as something that nourishes my child.
"I used to treat it as an accessory. I have a newfound appreciation for who I am as a woman, my body, and what I can do. I'm happy I'm experiencing it so young."
The younger Centineo did eventually agree to audition and he ended up signing with the talent agency. After taking some acting classes, he went on to sign with a series of larger talent agencies while booking work as a child model for outlets like the Macy's catalogue, he says.
From there, Centineo started auditioning for television and movie roles. At 13, he landed a part in the 2009 Steve Guttenberg comedy "The Gold Retrievers."
And according to his IMDB page, Centineo also has three other movies coming up: Swiped, The Stand-In, and The Diary. It's unclear if he'll have a leading role in any of the flicks, but it's great to know we're at least being blessed with more Noah.
Until then, I'll be keeping "Havana" on repeat. So if anyone needs me, you know where I'll be.
To All the Boys I Loved Before is definitely Noah's breakout role, but it wasn't his first foray into acting. He was also in several Disney shows, as well as in Freeform's The Fosters. The Fosters' Twitter page is currently being *extremely* extra about how they discovered him first.
One of the most iconic girl bands of all time, the Spice Girls, have been hinting at a comeback for quite a while now. After hinting at a reunion months ago, the Spice Girls have finally confirmed a reunion tour but in the United Kingdom. Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Mel B and Mel C will be performing in June 2019 without Victoria Beckham.
"Being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish them so much love and fun as they go back on tour next year."
The Spice Girls are set to go on tour in 2019 across the United Kingdom, but there is a truly awful catch to this amazing news. Posh Spice stans will be incredibly upset because Victoria Beckham said she wouldn't be joining the tour. TBH, who can blame her after they've turned down her microphone all those years? Victoria, who is extremely self aware about her musical capabilities, is focusing on her powerhouse fashion line instead.
In a press release shared by the group, Emma Bunton said of the announcement: 'Its time to spice things up all over again!!!!! I cant wait to perform to our forever supporting fans and a whole new spice generation! Love you all!'
Meanwhile Mel B said: 'Ive said it sooo many times Im beside myself its actually happening. Im now properly screaming it from every rooftop - me and my girls will see you all on stage!!'
Beckham, who will not be joining the group for the tour, shared her well wishes for her fellow Spice Girls.
Fans started predicting a reunion when the five women shared a reunion photo in February. Beckham always maintained that it was just a fun lunch, but reports from TMZ stated the group got back together with their manager Simon Fuller with plans for a reunion.
Im not going on tour. The girls arent going on tour, Beckham said during New York Fashion Week.
Gwyneth Paltrow married her producer fiancé Brad Falchuk back in September, when the pair said I do in what we could only imagine was the most chic wedding the Hamptons has ever seen and now we have the details to confirm it.
"Personally, at midlife, I have tried to accept how complex romantic love can be."
On September 29, she finally had her chance to be a proper bride when she married TV writer Brad Falchuck in an intimate ceremony in the Hamptons. Nearly a month after the super-private nuptials, we finally know how Paltrow dressed for the major milestone. Here, we break down everything we know about the bride's looks from the big day.
I have decided to give it a go again, not only because I believe I have found the man I was meant to be with, but because I have accepted the soul-stretching, pattern-breaking opportunities that (terrifyingly) are made possible by intimacy," she wrote inside the issue, referring to both her then fiancé and her relationship with ex-husband Chris Martin.
Paltrow shared 46 other photos of her wedding on her Goop website. Everything was distinctively Goop, from the Caravan rehearsal dinner decor to the individual Nine Cakesmini wedding cakes everyone was served. Paltrow also pulled a Meghan Markle, changing into a Stella McCartney design for her reception look. Paltrow wore a white Stella McCartney caped romper to dance during her wedding weekend.
Paltrow walked down the aisle in a stunning Valentino gown featuring lace appliqués over a nude lining, cap sleeves, a fuller skirt, and a keyhole cutout back. The bride collaborated with designer Pierpaolo Piccioli on the look. She finished it off the ensemble with a simple tulle veil.
As well as discovering that only 70 of their closets friends and family attended, Paltrow also revealed that guests were treated to gin, fresh lemon juice and thyme cocktails, al fresco dining and personalised carrot cakes for dessert.
Now that the royal tour has come to an end, fans of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are probably wondering when they will next see the couple again. But thanks to royal commentator Omid Scobie, there now exists an extra special, behind-the-scenes photo from the royal tour that's never been seen before.
"You create the identity you want for yourself, just as my ancestors did when they were given their freedom."
The first half of 2018 has been big for the royal family, with a wedding, a birth, and christening as well as a packed schedule of events and foreign trips.
Most of these moments show members of the family at their most composed, ready for the cameras and the crowds.
But sometimes we get to see the family in genuine moments of laughter or contemplation, and generally acting like a regular family.
And as the family expands and changes, we get even more chances to see the royals together.
Reporting for BAZAAR.com, royal reporter Scobie revealed that Meghan truly embraced her first major trip as a member of the royal family. As a Palace source told Scobie, "Meghan takes the work very seriously. She reads every note, learns every name and every story. Her enthusiasm is impressive and infectious." And it's more than a little exciting to hear that the Duchess is embracing her new role in such a big way.
After 16 jam-packed days and 76 engagements, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal tour has come to an end. The Duke and Duchess have travelled around Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, where they've met locals and well-wishers, championed issues close to their heart and opened and closed the spectacular Invictus Games.
There's also been a fair share of drama and excitement, from Meghan being whisked away from an overcrowded market, to the couple's plane suddenly aborting its landing. On a lighter note, fashion fans have loved seeing the very stylish outfits Meghan has worn. She's relied on some of her favourite designers, while also paying tribute to her host countries by wearing local brands.
Kim Kardashian is tired of her ex talking about their former love life. The 38-year-old reality star took to Twitter on Sunday to laugh off new tales from her ex, singer Ray J.
"You cannot date a girl with a sex tape. You cannot date a reality show girl. This is going to ruin your career."
KIM Kardashian has slammed Ray Js claims about aspects of their relationship, including her alleged ownership of a Louis Vuitton trunk full of sex toys. In a new report from The Sun, Ray J allegedly opened up about his former relationship with the Keeping Up with the Kardashian during a night out and claimed, "Kim and I had fun times marathon sessions. But she didnt like getting sweaty and would stop to do her make-up if she did."
The reality star may have some history with the singer, but according to her, he doesn't have his story straight about their past relationship. The digital chatter began after The Sun published a report claiming the singer spilled on their former sex life to partygoers in London on Thursday night. Among his alleged claims were that she had a Louis Vuitton trunk of sex toys, would stop during sex to do her makeup, spent $100,000 on thongs and "her mom would call and she would nearly always take it." E! News has reached out to Ray J's camp for comment on the report.
An intoxicated Ray J then allegedly began exposing his ex's sexual proclivities, including an assertion that Kardashian once owned a Louis Vuitton trove full of sex toys. Ray J also claimed that Kim Kardashian would spend in excess of $100,000 solely on G-String underwear, just to suit her fancy.
As you must be aware, news travels fast. Kim Kardashian's response to Ray J's inconsequential claims was to simply state the obvious: that he may very well be a pathological liar. The plausible existence of Kim's box of trinkets did exist isn't at all shocking. But what makes Ray J's assertions so ridiculous is that, yes, he's still fixated on the past - and secondly he appears to be claiming some kind ownership over her sexual awakening, which I find troubling.
In any case, Kim Kardashian is so emotionally removed from the situation that she can barely hold her laughter. One day, Ray J will gain his boarding pass, until then he'll be making those deferral payments out to himself.
The latest artist who isn't happy with their music being played at Donald Trump rallies is none other than Queen Riri. Rihanna learnt from Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker that Trump used one of her hit songs at his rally in Tennessee Sunday.
"Not for much longer me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up philip!"
Between running a beauty empire, being a national ambassador, maintaining style icon status and reportedly working on new music; it's safe to say that Rihanna is a very busy woman. Her long list of roles and titles have not stopped her from staying politically conscious, however one quick look at her social media pages proves that the "What's My Name" songstress is well informed.
Rihannas been on something of a political kick lately. Earlier in the day, the star endorsed Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum elections for the midterm elections. FLORIDA: You have the opportunity to make history this election, she wrote on Instagram. If youre tired of feeling like you dont matter in the political process, know the most important thing you can do in supporting a candidate is finding someone who will take on critical issues such as: making minimum wage a livable wage, paying teachers what their worth, ensuring criminal justice reform, making healthcare a right, and repealing Stand Your Ground.
This isn't the first time that Rihanna's music has been reportedly blasted during Trump's racist rallying calls. In The New York Times' adaptation of Trump rallies into a "Play in Three Acts," Rihanna's music is mentioned in Act II Scene II. "They trickle into the arena, buying slices of pizza, taking selfies with Trump-era celebrities and dancing along to the same playlist at every rally: songs by Rihanna, Tina Turner and Journey."
But can she actually stop Trump from playing her music?
The answer is complicated. When a politician wants to use a song as background music at a rally, their campaign needs a public performance license from the copyright holder of the musical composition, rather than one from the recording artist, intellectual property lawyer Danwill Schwender explained in a 2017.
Janet Jackson recently appeared at the 2018 MTV European Music Awards on Sunday, to accept the Global Icon Award. During her acceptance speech, the legendary performer delivered a powerful message referencing the Me Too movement and gender inequality around the world.
"I accept this award with profound gratitude. To be called an icon is a tremendous honor but one that comes with a tremendous responsibility."
Over the past year, Jackson has used her performances and stage moments to highlight current social justice issues, including sexual violence and police brutality.
I am one of those women. Women who have been gagged, both literally and emotionally. Women who have been abused. Women who have been intimidated. Women who have lived in fear.
Seemingly throwing her support behind the MeToo movement, she continued: I stand with you. You are my sisters.
The actress then went on to say she hopes a new world is emerging in which gender inequality will no longer be tolerated.
Women, our voices will be heard, we will be heard. When we speak out for justice, she passionately added.
Speak out for the spirit, speak out for spirit that crosses all borders, recognises the dignity of all people and affirms the beauty of all faiths.
Speak out for acts of true charity, small and large, speak out for an all embracing love because its love that will heal our wounds, to come to one anothers aid, so lets lift our voices.Lets start today and let the ever amazing love of God lead the way. With all my heart, I thank you God, I thank all of my fans.
Her heartfelt speech was greatly praised by viewers watching at home, many of who flocked to Twitter to discuss the stars message.
Jackson also called for a more united and tolerant world...
"Tonight I carry the hope that a new world is emerging, she continued. A world in which caring people, male as well as female, will no longer tolerate gender inequality. Women, our voices will be heard when we speak out for justice."
Headline magnets Miley Cyrus and Madonna, donning Western-inspired getup, shared the stage this week for Cyrus' MTV Unplugged, which aired Wednesday night. The two performed a mashup of Madonna's "Don't Tell Me" and Cyrus' "We Can't Stop."
"It sounds super-lame, but as a pop star it's pretty cool performing with Madonna...Today was one of those days that it was really easy to get out of bed."
For many of us, last nights MTV Unplugged might have been the longest continuous chunk of time weve ever spent with Miley Cyrus.
Within the very first few minutes, we had Miley popping the Miley tongue as she backed up on a couple of helpless saps in a horse outfit. A couple minutes later, a midget dressed as Miley came out, and the two, briefly, became a crotch-grabbing power couple. Not long after, she turned her attention back to the horse: Crooning Get It Right, she bit her lip, batted her eyelids, petted its head, and, finally, consummated her forbidden flirting by climbing on top for a ride.
She bantered, in her, um, inimitable tone, and reminded us all that Vanessa Bayer is a prphet; she sang quite well, ably rocking her own ballad Adore You and Partons all-time classic Jolene. Finally came the surprise that Twitter already told you was happening: Good lord thats Madonnas music!
"Well, I can't perform when I'm stoned. That's one thing to complain I guess," Miley teased before impersonating Saturday Night Live's Vanessa Bayer's cheeky impression of her, capping off the unforgettable duet by confirming it was "pretty cool."
Krafty Kuts is the multi-award winning DJ/producer and undisputed King of the Breaks. Acclaimed in the UK, adored in Australia, admired in North America, his multi-genre sets, dexterity on the decks and dedication to dancefloor hedonism have earned him hierarchy status in every genre of electronic music.
"I just hope to entertain people, thats what I intend to do. Just make people smile."
For those who arent familiar with Krafty Kuts, tell us a bit about yourself and your background.
Ive been DJing & producing music for about 20 years and travelled the world many times. Ive been blessed to play alongside some of the biggest names in dance music like Fatboy Slim, The Prodigy, Jazzy Jeff the list is endless. Im all about funky beats and I love what I do and every day brings new challenges.
Who has been your biggest influence musically?
It is impossible to name one person but Electro, Hip Hop, & Funk is the main reasons I tick musically. Fatboy Slim from when I first started as he has made so many great dance tunes that I just loved. But a friend of mine Kurt Baggaley and Jon Ide introduced me to Electro music back in the day and that is where my whole love affair for music began.
How would you describe your musical style?
Funky Bass heavy beats & breaks with a touch of Hip Hop swagger!!!
What equipment do you use for your DJs set these days?
This is my exact set up 3 x Pioneer CDJ MK3s CD players, 1 Technics turntable and a Pioneer DJM 800 mixer please!!!
What do you feel are your biggest achievement?
Ive achieved a lot & Im always pushing myself to make better music & play great sets.
Youve won many awards, including the Best DJ award at Breakspoll three years in a row. Thats a nice thing right?
Yes I am very proud of my achievements and I think it makes all the hard work and determination worthwile but most of all I can look back and say yes I did achieve something with my life. I believe we are all gifted individuals it takes time to find out what we are best at. Like they say practice makes perfect and if you have the desire and drive to become the best at your chosen subject you can achieve many amazing things in life little or small with great rewards.
Youre a certified legend in the DJ/electronic music world. What kind of progress have you seen the industry make since your time as a competition DJ?
The industry has moved so fast its incredible. New equipment has improved skills for DJs and live performances and really helped push dance music at the forefront, which is definitely a good thing; New DJ mixers, software for making music on your laptop; programs like Ableton are such an incredible tool to have for doing DJ mixes and producing music really quickly. It is such a fast moving business and with visuals also playing a big part in music times have changed for the better in my mind.
What advice do you have for musicians looking to start their own events? What have you learned from running your own breakdancing events?
I have been running club nights on and off for 15 years so it is really important to make sure you dont spend over your budget. Always look to have something different from what everyone else is doing so your events dont look like what everyone else is doing. Make sure your flyers, artwork is on point and looks the part. Try putting line ups that encompass various styles and genres of music, that way you can pull in people from other genres & styles of music.
The star, 37, channeled Toni Braxton circa 1993 for her Halloween costume this year, which she shared with her fans on Instagram. And to no ones surprise, the Bey-Hive is having a freak-out.
Queen Bey recreated Braxtons self-titled album cover, Toni Braxton, by wearing a short pixie wig, a fitted white tank, light wash, high-waisted jeans, a leather jacket and chain belt which was identical to the R&B singers look.
"Your tone, your beauty, your range, and your God-given talent is treasured. Loving you always. Have a Happy Halloween my Kings and Queens."
Pop Diva, Beyoncéis melting hearts online after she perfectly recreated the 1993 iconic cover shots of R&B legendToni Braxtonfor her Halloween costume this year.
Braxton herself who couldnt hide her delight, shared one of the photos and wrote: , Phoni Braxton!? NEVER!!! How do you look better than me on MY album cover? I LOVE IT, Such a superstar! Thanks for the love sis! Happy Halloween.
Tonis sister Tamar even jumped in on the praise train. The Braxton sister posted Beys photos on Instagram captioning them, A legend showing another legend love, how bout that!
"How do you look better than me on MY album cover? wrote Braxton. Thanks for the love sis!"
English band Orbital are by far one of the most unique sounding. The group creates a slowed down, often ambient dance sound that comes as a welcome change from all the hardcore that has dominated the rave scene. Orbital also have a unique approach to live performances. Rather than having backing tracks come off DAT, as many techno bands do, everything heard is manipulated live off sequencer.
"I was very arrogant, I was quietly confident - but probably not that quiet - in my youth."
How did you first get into making music?
I had a love of anything electronic. My ears used to prick up whenever I heard any. My elder brother listened to Kraftwerk and stuff like that. His tastes influenced me, especially when he played me Autobahn. The whole concept blew me away. It was the sound that really grabbed me. The synthesizer used to have a bad name for itself god knows why it would try to emulate really instruments when it had its own voice completely, which its obviously found over the years.
Who are some of your greatest musical influences of all-time?
Electronic wise Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, and The Radiophonic Workshop. But other influences as well, lots of punk music like The Dead Kennedys and Crass.
Technology has evolved as the bands career has progressed, has that changed the sound or any other element of the band?
I think instruments evolve and it always helps what youre doing, thats what happened in the late 1980s/early 1990s. We could suddenly afford to buy all this equipment that before was only for the likes of Kraftwerk or Jean-Michel Jarre and Yellow. Normal kids could afford it so it hit the streets, basically, and thats where this big explosion came from, starting with electro and then house music was the big change.
Does anything bother you about electronic music now? Has anything changed that you don't like?
Not really. Well, yeah. There is a lot of self-indulgent noodling around with no definition. The thing is, we like a good tune. And I like focus. I don't like blurry music. Even Brian Eno, the ambient stuff, it's very much in focus. There's a set of clear ideas there, no fumbling about. I think in the electronic community now, there's lot of almost-music. It's nearly good. A bit, ooh, that's kind of a nice idea, but that's that. Look, there's no tune, and those drums aren't clever they're just out of time. I mean, there's a lot of people experimenting with time signatures, and don't get me wrong, if people enjoy listening to it, great. But some experiments don't work, that's all I'm saying.
Do you have any pre-show habits or rituals?
For an hour before the gig I cant talk to anyone. Well I can, but Im not listening to what theyre saying or what Im saying. I just nod. Ill go and watch a band if I can, I like that mirror thing of feeling what its like to be in the audience, to get a real feeling of the other side. I also nearly always go on stage when the crew are doing the changeover because I like to get a feel for the stage so Ill sneak on, minding my own business and maybe tune a synth or something. The other thing Ive started doing recently, because Ive always liked to stretch a bit or run on the spot before a gig, is morris dancing. So I practice my Bledington morris dancing, and that has become a ritual now; I feel a bit weird if I havent managed to do it. So if anyone sees me doing something slightly strange that makes me look like Im picking up a bucket with my foot then thats what it is.
Which has been your favorite gig?
They were honestly all great. I really loved wandering around Blue Dot because it was a big science fair. I brought my sixteen-year-old daughter.
Is it still important to you to be relevant now?
Yes, but we don't think of it that way. Now just feels like a long straight line from then. Thing is, you're always the centre of your own field, whatever you're doing. So, as a band, this is the most important thing happening in the world tonight it's all just a matter of perspective.
What kind of musical legacy has the nineties dance scene left on British culture?
Have you heard Lady Gaga?! Hello? You couldnt get much bigger than Calvin Harris and EDM has become American pop. Thats the legacy of nineties dance music.
Havana Brown is no stranger to playing major gigs for huge audiences. In a relatively short career, she has already opened for musical powerhouses such as Britney Spears, Rihanna, The Pussycat Dolls, Chris Brown and Enrique Iglesias, and is currently supporting Bruno Mars in Las Vegas.
"My main aim is to have fun; sometimes when you're in the industry and you're working on music you can think about things way too much."
How did you get started?
I was living in the UK and was in a music group. It was three guys and me. We recorded an album and had a record label, but right when we were about to release the first single, the band broke up. It was really hard for me. I felt like I had come so far and was so close to pursuing my dreams. Then, I was right back down to the bottom. One night, I was talking to the DJ in the band and I was telling him how he had the best job in the world. He gets to go out and perform, play good music, make people laugh, sing, dance and enjoy themselves. I was telling him how much I'd love to do that. So, he told me I should do it. At the time, DJing wasn't something females thought about doing, but I just ran with it.
Where do you draw your inspirations from?
I create mixes that make me feel like hitting the dance floor. Essentially I love what I do and it really does not take me much to get inspired. I'm constantly researching new tracks, sounds and artists online and finding new songs that I love or that are somewhat different.
What genre do you spin?
My sound is always evolving. When I started DJing it was just RnB all the way. I grew up with RnB so it was only natural but the older I get the more I appreciate other types of music. I love incorporating different genres because good music is good music and I dont like to discriminate. So you may hear a little house or rock in among the RnB and Hip Hop tracks. If the crowd is open to it I can go wild if they let me.
If you could collaborate with any other artist, who would it be and why?
There are quite a few; I'd love to work with Janet Jackson as I've always idolized her and Kylie Minogue purely for the fact that she is an absolute legend and she's done amazingly for an Australian pop act, worldwide and I aspire to be like her.
What do you think makes a good DJ? It seems like nowadays anyone with a laptop can become a DJ. What are the skills that are involved?
Anyone can become a DJ but to become a good DJ, theres a difference between the common DJ that cant necessarily book international gigs and theres ones that can. Yeah, anyone can be a DJ but you can be a good DJ or a bad DJ. I think you have to be able to mix the songs well, theres got to be flow and mix the right songs. Its so difficult to explain, really. Im just so glad that people enjoy what I do. I like to cut things short, and mix things well, to have a flow and be a journey. I like to have a lot of types of music as well, a little bit of rock, rnb, house and dance music. Mixing it up is really good, and lots of fun and lots of people can enjoy it too.
What would you say has been the most difficult performance in your career?
I think probably my first performance with Britney Spears. It was in Paris, and I just remember being so nervous, I couldnt eat! I remember just thinking I cant believe Im on tour with Britney Spears! On top of that, theres 43,000 people out there in the audience, and her dad actually came to the dressing room and introduced himself. He was really sweet, and then he said By the way, its really really quiet out there! I dont know what it is, its a full house, but its dead silent. I need you to really pump them up!
30 Seconds to Mars guitarist Tomo Mili?evi? has quit the band. The news came from Mili?evi? in a tweet that said, I am no longer in 30 Seconds to Mars. I dont really know how to explain in a note how I could have come to a decision like this, but please believe me when I say that this is the best thing for me in my life and also for the band.
Please dont be sad or angry over this and most of all, please dont be divided about this, this is a good thing and will be good for everyone.
Thirty Second to Mars unveiled the music video for "Rescue Me," featuring a montage of people expressing various emotions in tight close-up shots. The song appears on their fifth album America, which was released in April.
"'Rescue Me' is a song about pain, a song about empowerment, a song about faith and a song about freedom," singer Jared Leto said in a statement. "It's also a song about the brutal war so many of us wage against fear, depression and anxiety in the hope that we might, one day, live a life filled with happiness and dreams."
"None of us are 'OK' all the time. And there shouldn't be a stigma when we aren't. Both my brother and I have had our own intense personal battles and it has, and continues to be, life changing," he added. "I try to remember the darkest days await the brightest and most rewarding moments. And that change is always around the corner."
I want to thank everyone for being so brave, selfless and vulnerable in this video. The emotion and honesty shared impacted me greatly and I hope it does that same for you all. I am very proud and grateful to have worked with one of my heroes - the master filmmaker and director Mark Romanek. Its the first time in 13 years I havent directed our videos. It was a gift to have him carry the weight so graciously and deliver something so profoundly simple and beautiful.
"Whatever it costs, follow your dreams"
"There's no easy way to say it, so I thought, I'll just say it, I'm not part of Thirty Seconds to Mars anymore," he says, dropping the bomb. This is followed by a tribute to the past 15 band years: "Most of all, I want to thank Jared and Shannon for the privilege of allowing me to be a small part of their dream and sharing the stage with them for so long," Milicevic writes and then, in an unfinished sentence, gives a small hint to the reason for his departure: "Thank you for giving me the chance to live one of my own dreams ..." To his fans he gives the following lines: "Believe Whatever it costs, pursue your dreams. My spirit will never leave the band. "