“When I heard ‘Wagon Wheel’ at my daughter’s high school talent contest, I just thought, ‘Man some day I’m going to cut the song for a record.’ It was one of those lightning bolt things that I can’t even explain.”
“I think one of the first lines I wrote from that song,” Lorde told Radio.com, “which was, ‘We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams,’ was in a diary that I had when I was like 11 or 12, so young.”
Lorde titled her debut LP Pure Heroine, a fine if not dangerous play on words, pairing the slink and sex of broken rock n’ roll dreams with a model of feminine power. Little did she know that “Pure Heroine” would be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
“I just want my music to be accessible and for people of any demographic to enjoy it, and I try to approach that in songwriting and in the way that it’s crafted. I love pop music and I want to be able to make pop music with depth, that’s maybe heavier,” Lambert said.
For this installation of GRAMMY Gourmet, we spoke with Homme about his relationship with Bourdain, his favorite recipe (sorry folks, recipe’s secret), and advice for all those aspiring chefs out there.
“You should take your head out of the equation a little bit when it comes to matters of the heart,” he said.
“[‘Rough Water’] features the one and only Jason Mraz. I’m stoked to finally get to work with him, I’ve been a fan of his forever,” Travie McCoy said.
“Maybe someday we’ll film a music video fully naked,” Wesley Stromberg deadpans. “Blink-182 did that.”
“I don’t want to be someone’s dog walker and I don’t want to bartend and I don’t want be a waiter and I don’t want to be bellhop or work at a newsstand anymore, or any of those jobs that I was doing,” he said.
“We talked about collaborating, he emailed me a song he was in the process of working on, I lent my two cents, all by email. Then a couple of months later, we found ourselves appearing on each other’s stages.”
Grantland writer Rembert Brown decided to pen a letter to Kanye West in First Lady Michelle Obama’s stead, complete with struck-through asides and a whole lot of shade. Read satire at its best.
Right before last night’s (October 23), We Can Survive concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Sara Bareilles talked about going solo, the power of her song ‘Brave’ and being a woman in the music industry.
Before hitting the stage for the We Can Survive concert, Katy Perry’s BFF spoke with Radio.com about her ’80s-inspired upcoming album, the inspiration behind “Roar” and the difference between writing songs for herself and writing for others.
The sisters talk about their views on the development of their critically acclaimed album ‘Heartthrob’, the difficulties that women still face in the music industry in the modern-age, and how the two manage to keep their bearings so far away from home.
Interview: Ellie Goulding on Drake, Her Choice Girl Power Anthem & the Challenges of Being a Female Performer
Hours before Ellie Goulding rocked the stage with Katy Perry for the We Can Survive concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last night (October 23), the singer chatted about Lorde, Drake and what her go-to girl power anthem is.
While Courtney Love’s former contemporaries in Nirvana score a nomination for entry into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, Love, 49, will end 2013 nomination-less, but nonetheless moving forward.
Three and a half years ago, Kodaline decided they would never again write a song that was just for fun. The Irish band wanted to keep things honest and the change seems to be paying off.
Contrary to popular styling opinion, it doesn’t actually require a whip, meat dress or exploding bra to make a woman a pop star these days. Just ask Tegan and Sara.
“My heart was just beating like crazy. Somehow I was thinking, ‘Man, I hope I don’t screw this up,'” Dinning said. “Like I had anything to do with what was going on.”
“It was beneficial because it made me cater more to a woman’s thoughts and a woman’s needs, and how to handle situations,” Brown said. “But the class itself, no disrespect to the class, but the class itself only tells you you’re wrong, you’re wrong, you’re wrong.”
In a recent interview Brit says that she wishes there would be less focus on her body and more focus on the choreography.
Mumford & Sons might be taking some time off, but Mumford keyboardist Ben Lovett is keeping busy with his Communion Music label and live series, which highlight emerging artists.
“I’m very open. Some songs on the album are difficult to listen to at times. There is a very emotional part of the album.”
Lorde talks about how she wrote her hit song, “Royals,” in an hour, loving HAIM and having no idea who Stone Temple Pilots are.
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“‘Vertigo’ is one of the products of the happier studio sessions. It’s very stripped down and piano based so you can hear every emotion. You can almost see the story in your head.”
“We’ve gone over to [Hillary’s] house a bunch,” said Kelley during an interview this week. “We’ve been writing some songs and preparing for the tour. We’re working, but then we’re also watching her be a mother. She’s really great at it.”
Jessie Ware says she’s happy to encourage couples to have safe sex, but isn’t quite sure whether her own music is actually sexy.
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“He sang the harmony of the song and played some Weissenborn slide guitar. That was really neat, to think that we’ve known each other for almost 15 years now.”