ABC/Randy HolmesTwenty One Pilots recently performed for the first time in Russia, but the experience was marred by the threat of violence...we think.
On Saturday, after playing Sokol Music Hall, the band tweeted, "Moscow, That was such an amazing show. The police cut our set a couple songs short because of a bomb threat. We are safe. You be safe." But according to the New York Daily News, that tweet was later deleted.
Then, the duo's Tyler Josephposted another message, reading, "Josh [Dun] and I can't believe we get to play our music in Russia. So proud. Moscow was amazing. St. Petersburg tomorrow."
It's possible that the bomb threat was not serious. One fan later tweeted, "apparently the threat was fake. that's why the tweet was deleted. from what everyone inside is saying, everyone is safe." Another one replied, "fake or not. people were scared. that's awful."
ABC/Paula LoboX Ambassadors and Elle King both guest on "Not Easy," the debut single from producer Alex da Kid. You can listen to the track, which also features a verse from rapper Wiz Khalifa, now on YouTube.
Alex da Kid and X Ambassadors are quite familiar with each other, since the former produced the latter's debut album, VHS. The producer has also worked with Imagine Dragons, Eminem and Skylar Grey.
"Not Easy" is also X Ambassadors' second big collaboration with Khalifa this year, following the Suicide Squad soundtrack song "Sucker for Pain."
Courtesy Starstruck EntertaimentKelly Clarkson is all about giving back to her adopted Nashville community.
The singer has announced that she'll host her third annual Miracle on Broadway holiday concert December 16 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. In addition to Kelly herself, her guests will include her stepmother-in-law, Reba McEntire, country stars Ronnie Dunn and Kelsea [KELL-see] Ballerini, Nashville actor Chip Esten and bluegrass band The SteelDrivers. More stars will be announced soon.
"I can't wait for everyone to see what we have in store for this year's Miracle on Broadway!” Kelly says in a statement. "At our last event, we raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for some great Nashville organizations and this year we are aiming to do the same. I'm looking forward to singing with some amazing artists and putting on one hell of a Christmas show!"
This year's show will raise money for four Nashville non-profit organizations: Abe’s Garden, a residential community for Alzheimer's patients; the Nashville Public Library Fund; Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee; and the W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School.
Tickets go on sale November 4 via LiveNation.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets. If you want to shell out big bucks, you can buy a variety of "VIP experience" packages. For example, $400 will get you access to "Kelly's Winter Wonderland." There, you can enjoy food and drink, a private performance by Kelly, photos with Santa, great seats and a special entrance to the venue. There are even more expensive packages with more goodies available: go to CidEntertainment.com for more info.
Disruptor Records / Columbia RecordsThe Chainsmokers keep churning out hits, but they’ve yet to release a full-length album. Next month, we’ll get something close -- a new EP.
Titled Collage, the EP will feature the electronic duo's current number one single “Closer” featuring Halsey and their previous smash, “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Daya. It also will include a brand new track called “Setting Fires” featuring XYLØ, and two previously unreleased tracks, “Inside Out” featuring Charlee and “All We Know” featuring Phoebe Ryan.
The Collage EP comes out November 4. An exclusive Collage white vinyl edition will be released via Urban Outfitters on November 25.
Meanwhile, "Closer" is finally getting an official music video. It will premiere Monday, October 24.
Joshua BrandaoMadonna's been teasing her Rebel Heart concert film for a while now, but now we know where and when we can watch it.
Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour will air December 9 on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET/PT, as well as on demand and online. The film captures Madonna's most recent tour in support of her Rebel Heart album, and features live and behind-the-scenes footage from all over the world.
In a statement, a Showtime exec says, "When it comes to putting on a show, there is only one Madonna, an iconic performer that we're thrilled to have on our air...our viewers will see an arena show packed with visual theatrics, stunning costumes and intricate choreography, featuring new hits and beloved classic songs."
In addition to Madonna herself, the movie features some of the guest dancers that the star would bring on stage during a certain segment. Among them: Amy Schumer, Ariana Grande, Idris Elba, Katy Perry, Game of Thrones star Gwendolyn Christie, Jessica Chastain and Anderson Cooper.
Other highlights of the film include Madonna's first-ever live concert performance of "Take a Bow," acoustic versions of "Like a Prayer," "Secret" and "Don't Tell Me," and a medley of "Dress You Up," "Get into the Groove," "Everybody" and "Lucky Star."
Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.comTaylor Swift did it this year, and next year it will be Katy Perry’s turn. Vogue confirms Katy has been chosen to co-chair the 2017 Met Gala, along with Pharrell Williams and Vogue’s Anna Wintour.
The theme for next year’s gala -- and corresponding museum exhibit -- focuses on one specific designer. It will be a celebration of Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo. Kawakubo is known for using bold shapes and styles to create avant-garde looks.
The previous theme was Manus x Machina and Katy wore a Tamagotchi-adorned gown.
The 2017 Met Gala is set to take place on May 1 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The exhibit opens May 4.
According toThe Hollywood Reporter, Janet Jackson's 1986 hit single "Nasty" surged a surprising 250% in online streams, thanks to Wednesday's final televised presidential debate, during which Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman."
"Nasty" was Jackson's second single from her third studio album, Control, and is one of the superstar's most popular songs.
The song was also used in a recent video mashup via UPROXX, combining footage of Trump calling Clinton nasty during Wednesday's debate with Janet's iconic music video for the track.
ABC/Fred LeeLady Gaga appeared on ABC's Good Morning America on Friday to promote her new album Joanne, out now. She also talked about her plans for the Super Bowl halftime show she'll be performing in February, saying she's most excited for her family to experience it.
Saying she's "absolutely elated" to be performing at the Super Bowl, Gaga added that she wants the show to include some songs from Joanne. The album was inspired by her late aunt, who died at age 19 from lupus.
"I was thinking...about how wonderful it's going to be....at the Super Bowl with my grandmother, who was Joanne's mother," Gaga told Michael Strahan. "She's blind but she'll be able to hear...from the stands. And I think it'll be a proud moment for our family, and that means more to me than anything."
Gaga's been doing some intimate gigs in tiny venues in the lead up to the album release, and she spoke about the one she did in her hometown of New York City on Thursday night. The club where she played, the Bitter End, has a special significance for her.
"[It] was actually the first place I ever performed at in New York, when I was 15 years old," Gaga recalled. She laughed, "And yet I didn't even realize it until the show was over 'cause I was just so focused on doing a great show for the fans!"
The singer didn't specifically comment on the election, but she did express her admiration for Michelle Obama.
"She is, I think, the greatest woman in our country right now," Gaga said of the first lady. "Her rhetoric, the way she speaks to the world, it's just been amazing to watch her candor and her love shine through on the TV every day, it makes us all feel safe, I think."
RCA RecordsChances are, the target audience for the animated movie Trolls doesn’t even know what a record player is -- but the soundtrack is coming to vinyl anyway.
The Justin Timberlake-produced album is being released on vinyl Friday, complete with an exclusive Trolls activity sheet/poster. In addition to Justin’s smash hit “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” the soundtrack includes new music from Ariana Grande and Gwen Stefani.
You can also get different colored vinyl, depending on where you purchase it. Amazon is selling a “Branch Blue” version, Bed Bath & Beyond will carry a “Poppy Pink” version and FYE will be selling “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” as an orange vinyl single.
NPG Records/Warner Bros. RecordsEver since Prince's death in April, fans have speculated about the future of the iconic singer's fabled vault of unreleased music. Well, it's coming soon...some of it, anyway.
Two albums, one due next month and one due next year, will mark the first recordings released since the singer's April 21 death.
November 22 will bring Prince 4Ever, featuring 40, count 'em, 40 of the Purple One's most beloved songs, from "When Doves Cry" and "Kiss," to "1999" and "Little Red Corvette," to "Sign o' the Times" and "Batdance."
Also included: "Moonbeam Levels," a previously-unreleased track originally recorded in 1982 during the 1999 sessions. It was later considered for inclusion another album that was never released. A 12-page booklet of never-before-seen Herb Ritts photos of Prince round out the package.
Early next year, a remastered and deluxe version of Purple Rain will arrive, and it's a project that Prince himself agreed to before his death. It'll come with a second disc of unreleased material, but details on that will be released later.
Here's the track listing for Prince 4Ever:
1. "1999 2. "Little Red Corvette" 3. "When Doves Cry" 4. "Let's Go Crazy" 5. "Raspberry Beret" 6. "I Wanna Be Your Lover" 7. "Soft and Wet" 8. "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" 9. "Uptown" 10. "When You Were Mine" 11. "Head" 12. "Gotta Stop (Messin' About)" 13. "Controversy" 14. "Let's Work" 15. "Delirious" 16. "I Would Die 4 U" 17. "Take Me With U" 18. "Paisley Park" 19. "Pop Life" 20. "Purple Rain" 21. "Kiss" 22. "Sign 'O' The Times" 23. "Alphabet Street" 24. "Batdance" 25. "Thieves In The Temple" 26. "Cream" 27. "Mountains" 28. "Girls & Boys" 29. "If I Was Your Girlfriend" 30. "U Got The Look" 31. "I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man" 32. "Glam Slam" 33. "Moonbeam Levels" 34. "Diamonds and Pearls" 35. "Gett Off" 36. "Sexy MF" 37. "My Name Is Prince" 38. "7" 39. "Peach" 40. "Nothing Compares 2 U"
Norman Jean RoyThe Barrymore Theater in New York City is a venue best-known for its showcasing of classic Broadway productions like A Raisin In the Sun and The Glass Menagerie over the years. But last night, the 88-year-old venue played host to theater of another kind…and it starred a bunch of guys from New Jersey who didn’t disappoint.
The Great White Way made room for Bon Jovi -- the band out on tour in support of their 14th studio album, This House Is Not for Sale. They’ve been doing these “listening events” at smaller venues in the U.K., Canada and here in the U.S. -- this was their final act before their world tour kicks off in 2017.
Dressed in black and comfortably grey these days, Jon Bon Jovi led things off with three simple words: “Turn it up.” The band then ripped into the title track of the album, and it was a no-holds-barred rundown from there.
The intimate location solidified the band’s connection to the audience as they pulled through 15 tracks of new music, with Jon taking on the role of storyteller between songs. “Albums meant something to me as a kid growing up,” the singer said.
It showed throughout the performance, as he took the fans on a liner-note-guided tour through songs like "Living With The Ghost" and "New Year’s Day" -- “a song about the rebirth of the band.”
Other standouts included the smoldering "Labor Of Love" and the radio-friendly rocker "Born Again Tomorrow."
It wouldn't be a Bon Jovi show without a nod to the past: "Who Says You Can't Go Home" and "Bad Medicine" wrapped up the evening.
Bon Jovi’s full tour kicks off in Greenville, South Carolina, this February. This House Is Not for Sale will be available November 4.
Streamline/InterscopeLady Gaga's long-awaited new pop album Joanne arrives today. The album's named after her father's sister, who died of lupus at 19, years before Gaga was even born. Though they never met, Gaga says with this album, "Joanne is making a comeback through me."
Her aunt inspired the album, says Gaga, because Joanne's story reminded the singer that her family's weathered terrible loss, yet managed to persevere.
"Through making this album, I remembered that story of my dad losing his sister, and it made me stronger," she explains. "Because I remembered that my father survived that, and so did my grandma and...grandpa."
"Because of that, I’m tough and I can do anything," she concludes. "And if I could bring her back, Joanne, I would."
But instead, Gaga's done the next best thing: she's living the life that her aunt never got a chance to.
"Joanne’s...making a comeback through me," says Gaga. "And...the...attitude [I have] about my life and how I wanna live it is that I really wanna live every moment like it’s my last. Because she didn’t get to live a longer life."
"I think it’s a great way to live," she adds. "‘Cause when stuff gets you down or you get stressed out, you can just remember that you can be grateful that you have one more day of life."
Gaga told Rolling Stone that the songs on Joanne are "stories about my family, my sister, my father and his sister. My mom's family."
In fact, she says the whole theme of the album is family, "because even if it's about a boyfriend or a bunch of friends, they're all my family. I don't keep people around me that aren't family. You don't get to stay. Unless you're eating at the table with us, you're not part."
ABC/Randy HolmesKaty Perry, a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton, will be campaigning on behalf of the Democratic presidential nominee this weekend.
She will appear at UNLV -- the site of Wednesday's third and final presidential debate -- on Saturday to campaign for Clinton and urge Nevadans to vote early. Saturday marks the first day of early voting in the state.
Katy showed her support for Clinton on Twitter during the debate, at one point writing, "CELEBRATE OUR DIVERSITY AND LIFT PEOPLE UP @HillaryClinton."
Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight NightKelly Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock wed three years ago Thursday, and they've had a busy three years: not only has Kelly carried on her super-successful music career, but they've had two children: daughter River and son Remington. But despite their crazy lives, the couple did remember their special day in a unique matter.
Kelly posted a photo on Twitter of a tree, carved with the message "B K = Love." A heart with an arrow through it was carved above the inscription. The caption reads, "We got that young love....Happy anniversary @BBlackstock We remembered this year."
In other news, on October 28 in New York City, Kelly will be one of the speakers at an event called S.H.E. Summit, a conference that supports and helps women who want to be "socially impactful" and who "have the potential to do better in their own lives and for others." Kelly will discuss motherhood, her new children's book and how she "invests her time."
ABC/Randy HolmesForget Black Friday. Katy Perry is all about Singles’ Day this year. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s China’s biggest online shopping day of the year and it typically pulls in sales bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.
According to China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, Katy will be performing at a gala event in Shenzhen, China on November 10 to help kick off Singles’ Day. She’s also been named “global ambassador” to Alibaba, which launched the shopping holiday seven years ago.
The pairing makes sense, as Katy is quite popular in China. Fun fact: her Chinese fans affectionately refer to her as “Fruit Sister” because of her brightly colored outfits.
Collier SchorrLady Gaga continues her Dive Bar tour tonight at a mystery location, but she’s not keeping everything a secret. A promo for the tour reveals a short snippet of the title track of her upcoming album, Joanne.
In the video clip for the Bud Light-sponsored show, Gaga dances around a bar with a gal pal as the song plays. “Where do you think you’re going, girl?” she sings on the track.
The song and album title pay tribute to Gaga’s late aunt, who died 12 years before she was born.
Joanne -- which also includes the songs “Perfect Illusion,” “A-YO,” and “Million Reasons” -- comes out Friday.
ABC/Image Group LAJustin Timberlake is saying “hi” to Bai. The singer is teaming up with the beverage company Bai Brands as an investor and the brand’s first Chief Flavor Officer.
So what exactly does that mean? Justin will be working closely with the Bai executive team on developing new flavors, marketing campaigns and digital content, among other things.
"As a father and someone who is cautious about what my family and I consume, I love what Bai stands for,” Justin says in a statement. “This partnership was created from a shared desire to help people put better ingredients in their bodies without sacrificing taste."
The drinks come in different fruity flavors, but contain no artificial sweeteners and are five calories and one gram of sugar per serving.
ABC/Randy HolmesKnock, knock -- it's Miley Cyrus at the door.
The singer will be campaigning for Hillary Clinton this weekend in Northern Virginia by knocking on young voters’ doors. She’ll also visit students at George Mason University Saturday to speak to them about Hillary’s vision for the country and the importance of voting next month.
Miley will be urging students to visit IWillVote.com, so they’ll be prepared for Election Day November 8.
Getty Images via ABCLukas Graham's just done something only three other artists have managed to do this year.
The Danish band's self-titled U.S. debut album has gone gold, signifying sales of 500,000 copies. The only other debut acts to have accomplished that this year are Rachel Platten, Charlie Puth and rapper/singer Kevin Gates.
In addition, the band's breakthrough hit "7 Years" has been certified quadruple platinum, for sales of four million downloads.
The group is now gearing up for the release of a new single, "You're Not There." Their North American headline tour starts November 10 in Canada.
On top of all that, Lukas Graham is being frequently mentioned as a possibly Grammy nominee. Before they learn if they've made the cut, they'll perform at another awards ceremony: the MTV EMAs, which take place November 9 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. They're up for four trophies, including Best Song.
Brian HigbeeAndy Grammer's video for his latest hit, "Fresh Eyes," is a powerful commentary on homelessness in America. It shows him and his team visiting the Union Rescue Mission in L.A., spending time with residents and giving them new clothes, haircuts and other necessities. But says Andy: don't use the word "makeover."
"Makeover sounds cheesy...we gave people what they needed," Andy tells ABC Radio. "They have nothing, so you give somebody a jean jacket...a good shave, a solid haircut and...as far as the ladies...you put a little makeup on them and make them feel good."
As a street musician, Andy spent a lot of time with the homeless, and what he learned, he says, is that "the interaction is the most important part. You can give somebody a sandwich and that's cool, but seeing them beyond being 'homeless' is a really, really big deal."
Andy admits it's "scary" to use a video to comment on social issues. "Anytime that you do something like this… you have to push through this weird zone of, 'Is this OK? Is this a horrible idea? Am I gonna look like an idiot? Am I gonna try and profit off of people who don't have anything?'"
Ultimately, Andy profited from the experience as much as the Mission residents did.
"It was by far the best day of my year. It's unbelievable," he says. "I hope that everybody watches it and feels something like what I felt that day."
The singer also plans to continue supporting the Mission. "We're going to be raising money to go to this shelter specifically and then I also do want to...get back there and just give attention. Give love. You know, have them feel seen."