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Check Out The Official Trailer For ‘Zoolander 2’

zoolander 2Well guys, it’s time to brush up on your poses, because Zoolander is back, with the first trailer for Zoolander 2 arriving this morning.

The sequel to the 2001 cult-classic comedy is a long-awaited one, featuring the return of Derek Zoolander (director Ben Stiller) and Hansel McDonald (Owen Wilson) on the runway, but this time, going undercover in the high fashion world to kill the “world’s most beautiful people.” This list includes guest spots from many celebrities, including Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Lenny Kravitz, and Justin Beiber…and, hey, Sherlock fans! Benedict Cumberbatch has arrived on the scene as the world’s new top model (I know many people who will be pleased about this).

Penelope Cruz will be an Interpol agent, and of course, Will Ferrell will return as the most bizarre villain: Mugatu. Check out the trailer below:

 

 

 Zoolander 2 is set for a Feb. 12, 2016 release.
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VIDEO: Demi Lovato – “Waitin’ For You (ft. Sirah)”

demi lovatoWoah! Demi Lovato is on a roll this month, churning out single after single, and video after video. Today’s debut is “Waitin’ For You (ft. Sirah),” a hip-hop tinged, fight-song anthem from her new album, Confident.

The video is simple, with Demi sining to the camera, and looking tougher than ever, all shot in black and white, with an appearance from Sirah. But this track will get you pumped up, whether you’re Ronda Rousey or just taking a kickboxing class at your local gym.

Check out the video below:

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Demi Lovato Opens Up About Relationship w/ Her Dad, Conflicting Emotions Over New Track “Father”

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Demi Lovato has been an outspoken voice for those suffering with mental illness, especially considering the star has found her fair share of struggles, including a diagnosis with bipolar disorder.

Now, the 23-year-old is bravely speaking about the troubled relationship she had with her late father, Patrick Lovato, who passed away from cancer in 2013. In a preview for the track “Father,” from her new album, Confident, Lovato admits to feeling “conflicted” about the song, due to the fact that her father was abusive. “He was mean, but he wanted to be a good person. And he wanted to have his family, but he knew he wasn’t capable of raising a family, and it was because of his mental illness.

“To know that it wasn’t fully his fault really was saddening to me, and I wanted to write about it. I wanted to process it.”

Check out the video below:
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Demi Lovato Delivers Emotional Performance of “Stone Cold” on SNL

demi lovatoDemi Lovato delivered a spectacular debut on SNL‘s October 17th episode. The musical guest kicked off her performances with a live mash-up of her hit singles, “Cool For The Summer” and “Confident,” an finished up with an emotional performance of “Stone Cold.” The latter was stripped down, with Lovato backed only by a piano, and her voice full of raw emotion.

Check out the performance below:

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Fall Out Boy Release New “Irresistible (ft. Demi Lovato)” Video ft. Doug The Pug

Fall Out Boy 2Fall Out Boy just released the new version of their single, “Irresistible,” featuring Demi Lovato, and now they’re delivering the new music video, featuring viral sensation Doug The Pug.

The video is basically a recreation of the original, except with dogs. Check it out below.

Want to purchase the new version of the song? Click HERE.

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Demi Lovato Premieres New “Confident” Music Video

demi lovatoDemi Lovato just released her brand new video for her single, “Confident,” from her album of the same name.

The music video plays out like a badass spy/action thriller, with a very White Collar-esque theme, pitting Lovato and Michelle Rodriguez against one another. In many ways, this is the music video “Bad Blood” should have been.

Check it out below!

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He’s Just ‘Like Us’: Jon McLaughlin on His New Album, His Fans, and What It Takes To Write a Hit Song

jon mclaughlinPop rock singer-songwriter Jon McLaughlin is many things: a husband, a father of two, a producer, an Academy Award nominated musician, and, of course, a pretty interesting person, who, just like the rest of us, once wanted to quit piano…and got his wish in a “careful what you wish for” irony. But he soon found his way back, and after being the first artist signed to Anderson University’s independent label, Orangehaus Records, McLaughlin went on to sign with Island Records, release more amazing music, and even be a part of bringing one of his songs to the big screen and the award shows that followed (Disney’s Enchanted).

On October 9th, McLaughlin will be releasing his sixth studio album, Like Us, via Razor & Tie Records; a record, he says, “about people. and all the emotions that go along with people being in relationships with each other.

“So the title came from me picturing a couple sitting at their record player, listening to this album, and every now and then looking at each other with smirks and raised eyebrows that imply, ‘that’s just like us…,'” he explains.

McLaughlin’s storytelling skills and lyrical prowess are widely known, and Like Us only maintains that wonderful standard, with wonderful tracks like “Before You” and “You and Me.” In many ways, the album only confirms what we found out on 2008’s OK Now: Jon McLaughlin can write a damn catchy song. The secret? “The way I typically write is, I’ll get something on the piano, then I’ll play it over and over a million times until I have the music all worked out. Then I lay on the floor on my back and stare at the ceiling until the words come. I did have a new carpet installed in my writing room this time though, so I was much more comfortable,” he laughs.

Comfortable has not always been part of the adjectives used to describe the hardworking McLaughlin’s journey to success. McLaughlin has worked hard over the years, spending many a night opening for the likes of Sara Bareilles and Kelly Clarkson, recording with Jason Mraz, and writing for other artists, like Demi Lovato, though he’d still love to collaborate with Ben Folds (“The dude changed my life when I first heard Ben Fold’s Five’s “Whatever and Ever Amy” record back in 8th grade.”). Throughout it all, McLaughlin maintains a close relationship with his fans, which was part of the reason he left Island Records: to make an album unlike any other he’d ever made, leading to Forever If Ever.

Since then, there is no slowing the all-or-none musician, who has only put in more effort (if possible) on Like Us. “I’d like to say I’m getting better [as a songwriter],” he says. “I mean, I think this is the best full album I’ve ever made. I went back out to LA and worked with the amazing John Fields, who I think did a phenomenal job, and took this record to another level.

“There’s something about the studio that makes it very extreme; it’s either extremely frustrating or extremely inspiring and exhilarating.  So I love [being in the studio], but it’s nerve racking going into the studio at the beginning, because you never know how things are going to go.  But when things go well, and thankfully, every day in the studio on this record was this way, there’s no greater feeling than hearing your song come to life right in front of you.”

Would You Rather: With Jon McLaughlin
Real-life The Walking Dead or real-life Jurassic Park? Jurassic Park.  At least I would get to see a real dinosaur up close before it ate me. 
Drunk-text entire tour crew or eat a stick of butter in one sitting? Drunk text for sure
Listen to Billy Joel or Elton John for the rest of your life?  This is the hardest one yet for sure…I may just have to flip a coin.  Seriously.  Ok I just flipped a coin. Billy won.

To say that Like Us features tracks that take on a life of their own would be an understatement. The first single from the album, “Before You,” is so melodic, and acted as the perfect teaser for the album, with a spectacular sound all its own. “[“Before You”] is special to me, honestly, because of the music. I like the lyrics, and I’m really happy with it, but there’s something about the melody and the way the piano intertwines with the vocal…I just really like the vibe and the way it turned out,” McLaughlin gushes, even going as far as to say it may be his favorite from the album, tied with, of course, “More Than Me,” his favorite live song of the moment.
“[My favorite song to perform live] changes all the time, really. We’ll change one little thing about an old song that we’ve been playing for years, and all of the sudden, it’s my favorite song to play,” he admits.
McLaughlin provides many a fan with their perfect love song, inspired by his wife, but says he draws inspiration from “as many places as he can.” But between his TV appearances, touring, and life in general, it’s almost unimaginable where McLaughlin finds the time to churn out new songs the way he does, but he confesses that he lets songs take their course. “I try not to put a ton of pressure on myself to continue writing during crazy busy times, like when I’m touring a ton, for example. I’ve forced too many songs into being in the past, and they never end up being the good ones,” he explains. “The good songs come in their own time.”
It’s those tracks that his fans have connected with over the years, and what have helped McLaughlin’s career stand the test of time, as well as his eagerness to maintain a relationship with fans. “[Having people connect with my music] is so rewarding and affirming. Really, one of my favorite things about social media is that it gives me the ability to hear all the stories from fans about how certain songs helped them through a rough time, etc. It’s a beautiful give-and-give relationship.”
Like Us comes out TOMORROW, October 9th.
For more on Jon McLaughlin, click HERE. To purchase a CD or concert tickets, click HERE.
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15 Songs From July ’15 You Have To Hear

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Ah…July. The summer month of fun, independence, and, of course, thousand sun weather. But don’t panic! We’ll keep you “cool for the summer” with some of the best tracks from July that you’ve got to hear before the month ends!

1. PVRIS“Fire”

Can I just say how amazing PVRIS is? I love this band, and the new single, “Fire,” only makes me love them that much more. It’s gritty, powerful, and anthemic. Who doesn’t love a track like that?

2. Divides “Echoes Fade (ft. Chris James)”

Divides are a recent obsession for me. On “Echoes Fade,” we hear the pairing of CJ Marie and Defeat The Low’s Chris James, eliciting a nostalgic vibe reminiscent of early 2000’s rock hits, when the female-male vocal face-off was more of a guarantee than a surprise. Must hear!

3. Vance Joy“Fire & The Flood”

Beautiful song with a soft sensibility about it. When you think of a good love song, please let this be what you remember about 2015. The song picks up with ease, and becomes this alternative/folk-pop, light-hearted tune. Let’s just put it on repeat, please!

4. Knuckle Puck – “Pretense”

I’m starting to think that Knuckle Puck can do no wrong. And that it might be dangerous for me to listen to them for too long; it makes the pop-punk lover/angsty thirteen year old want to shout along to the lyrics…while at home, or, you know, on a run.

5. Nate Ruess“Great Big Storm”

You can’t deny it, Nate Ruess has some catchy vocals. I think he could start singing restaurant menus and we’d all want to join in. He’s also got a fantastic storytelling ability that should be praised.

6. State Champs – “Secrets”

The song and the video both make me want to go to a show right now. But can we just take a moment to acknowledge that pop punk is having one hell of a year? Because it really is, and State Champs are making that even more likely of turning into one hell of a erif they keep it up.

7. MC Lars“The Ballad of Hans Moleman”

The single from MC Lars’ forthcoming, The Zombie Dinosaur LP, is probably his most pop-culture-centric song yet, paying tribute to the old man from The Simpsons, referencing Artie Ziff, footballs to the groin, being mistaken for a leprechaun, and more.

8. Emarosa“I’ll Just Wait” (Reimagined)

I’ll admit it, I’m a little obsessed with this song. The piano, the vocals, just the richness of the instrumentals are enough to make any music lover melt.

9. Cassadee Pope“I Am Invincible”

The new track from pop-punk-gone-country powerhouse Cassadee Pope. It’s infectious, but also filled with so much raw talent. The vocals will just blow you away (and before you say it, yes, she does sound exactly the same live. She’s ridiculously talented).

10. Bring Me The Horizon – “Throne”

Electronic element are just kind of slipping in everywhere as of late, and BMTH’s new single, “Throne,” is no exception. It’s actually a welcome surprise from the group; it’s refreshing. I love the overall vibe of the song and how anthemic it is. Be warned, the video is super eery at times!

11. We Came As Romans – “Tear It Down”

Bitter is the word and revenge is the game. However, it’s easy to like the song. I kind of just want to listen to it at the gym during a heavy lifting session. Sounds ideal.

12. New Found Glory “Vicious Love (ft. Hayley Williams)

I sincerely love this video. It’s both funny and ridiculously cute all at once. Bonus for Hayley Williams being involved!

13. Slaves – “Burning Our Morals Away”

The lyrics on this track are incredible, and i can’t really find fault in it at all. It’s so cleverly put together. If you weren’t a Slaves listener before, you will be after this track. I don’t think you can go wrong with powerhouse vocals on a song…ever.

14. Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa“Stayin’ Out All Night”

Now here’s a track I would actually want to hear in the club, because, good grief, there is some shit out there. Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa work beautifully together, and for those of us who didn’t get to catch them on their Boys Of Zummer tour, this is enough to pacify that, I think.

15. Demi Lovato – “Cool For The Summer”

A new, somewhat provocative look for the songstress. The track is pretty catchy and perfect for summer.

BONUS

Drew Cayla – “King”

Mayday Parade “Keep In Mind, Transmogrification Is A New Technology”

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VIDEO: Demi Lovato – “Cool For The Summer”

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Demi Lovato just released her brand new video for her single, “Cool For The Summer,” which you can view below:

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AJR Premiere “Woody Allen” Video

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Indie-pop trio AJR just premiered their new video for their fan-favorite track, “Woody Allen.” The song, along with the band’s debut single, “I’m Ready,” is known to be the band’s biggest sing-a-longs at their live shows. Both tracks can be found on AJR’s debut album, Living Room, which was released on March 3rd via Warner Bros. Records.

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