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Ellie Goulding sparks Bond theme rumours


Ellie Goulding has sparked speculation she's recorded the 'Spectre' theme.
The 28-year-old star was recently tipped as the secret performer to have recorded the title track for the upcoming James Bond movie and teased it could be happening when she tweeted the title of Sir Paul McCartney's 1973 theme, 'Live and Let Die'.
In the cryptic message, she just wrote: "Live and let die (sic)."
The hint comes just days after 23-year-old musician Sam Smith announced he's "definitely" not been asked to sing a tune for the movie and instead revealed he'd heard the 'Love Me Like You Do' hitmaker was recording it.
He said: "It's definitely not me. People seem to think I'm doing it but I have no idea what's going on."
"I'd love to do it. It'd be a dream to do.
"I heard Ellie Goulding was going to do it, it's definitely not me."
The blonde beauty - who is dating McBusted's Dougie Poynter - would be following in the footsteps of Grammy Award-winner Adele if she does sing the theme, as the 27-year-old singer won the Best Original Song prize at the Academy Awards in 2013 for 'Skyfall'.
'Spectre' - which will be Daniel Craig's fourth Bond movie - will hit cinemas in November.

Prince ‘didn’t want to perform at Glastonbury’


The Who were only booked to play Glastonbury because Prince decided he didn't want to appear.
The legendary British rock band have revealed they were a late addition to the star-studded bill for the music festival, because Prince shunned the chance to perform.
In a statement on their website, the band said: "Not many know that we were a last-months addition to the show, replacing Prince who decided not to come this year."
What's more, the band claimed that someone tried to sabotage their set on the Pyramid Stage.
They shared: "As we began to prepare our coming changeover, we found someone had sabotaged the carefully-tested audio connections for much of our gear.
"We've never seen that before, but we're good at plugging things in, so all damage was repaired in time."
Speculating as to who the culprit might have been, they joked: "Was it Mr. Weller or Lionel, no way. Dalai Lama - hmmm ... he did steal the show already."
Despite overcoming the technical issues, the group's Pete Townshend admitted he felt the show was "one of the very worst the band had ever played".





Little Boots ‘reclaimed’ career


Little Boots is happy to have "reclaimed" control of her career.
The 31-year-old singer - whose real name is Victoria Hesketh - parted ways with her record company after the release of her second album 'Nocturnes' and though she admits it is "hard" to go it alone, she is relishing the chance to make her own creative decisions.
She said: "It was hard, but after going to through the whole business of being in the pop world and not entirely in control of what was out there, it was really important to reclaim that.
"I wanted to build myself as an artist and do it my way."
And the 'Remedy' hitmaker admits being her own boss requires a lot more work than she expected.
She told LOOK magazine: "It's great, because I'm totally in charge, but it's a lot more work that I'd imagined.
"I kept telling myself, 'Fake it til you make it' - and it worked!
"I joke that I'm a CEO nowadays because it's kind of true."
As well as focusing on her own career, Little Boots is also looking for new artists to sign to her label.
She said: "I've been trying to find some new artists to sign to my label, and there's an American one called Tinashe who I really love."

David Zowie plans chart party


David Zowie will celebrate with a pool party if he tops the UK singles charts.
The 34-year-old musician is on course to reach number one in the single charts tomorrow (10.07.15) with his hit track 'House Every Weekend' and will be celebrating the feat by throwing a huge bash.
Asked what he'll do if he tops the charts, he exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Well there's a possibility of a pool party this weekend, but it depends what the weather is. But hopefully I'll be splashing around celebrating. I want to bathe in champagne.
"My phone's just been ringing off the hook so everything's so exciting right now. It's crazy."
While the DJ faces tough competition from other acts in the chart - which will be announced on Friday (10.07.15) for the first time as part of a global shift to have Fridays as the synchronised music release day - he is confident in his music and is already working on a follow-up track.
Questioned about whether he feels a lot of pressure to release another hit to live up to the club tune, he said: "Not really, because it's been so organic. It's just come out of nowhere so I feel comfortable. But the idea is to hit another club banger in a similar vein. I'm confident, I've got a couple in the pipeline so it's just about choosing the right one to keep the momentum going."
'House Every Weekend' is available to purchase on iTunes now: http://po.st/HEWiT

Beyonce for Global Citizen Festival


Beyonce and Pearl Jam will headline Global Citizen Festival.
The 'Crazy in Love' hitmaker and the iconic rockers are just two of the huge names announced for the fourth annual benefit concert, which will take place on the Great Lawn of New York City's Central Park on September 26.
Beyonce - whose Chime for Change campaign has partnered with the festival to empower young women - said: "I am honoured to be a part of the Global Citizen Festival.
"It has always stood for improving the lives of people everywhere, but this year is especially rewarding as we all join focuses and utilize our talents for one goal: to end extreme poverty globally."
Alongside the US music stars, seven-time Grammy Award winners Coldplay will take to the stage, as well as Ed Sheeran, who has sold almost five million copies of his second album 'x' since it was released last year.
The benefit concert aims to raise awareness of the United Nations' efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030 as well as fighting inequality and protecting the earth.
Speaking ahead of the concert, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard said: "We hope Pearl Jam fans will sign up to become Global Citizens - not just to earn tickets to the show - but to be part of a movement that encourages leaders of nations with the greatest wealth to apply aid, trade and governance policies in support of nations and communities in the greatest need.
"People living on less $1.50-a-day deserve the opportunity to lift themselves up out of extreme poverty."
Tickets to the concert - which has previously hosted performances from Foo Fighters, Sting, Jay Z, No Doubt and John Legend - are free to those who visit Global Citizen's website and earn admission through action.

Jason Derulo stripped off and wowed fans at Isle of MTV


Jason Derulo thrilled crowds in Malta with a greatest hits set at Isle of MTV.
The 'Talk Dirty' singer wowed the 50,000 strong audience on Wednesday (07.07.15) - who were also treated to performances from OMI, Tori Kelly and the band Echosmith - at Valletta's Il-Fosos Square when he sang favoured hits 'Riding Solo', 'Whatcha Say' and 'It Girl' as well as his latest chart winner 'Want To Want Me'.
Stripping down to just his jeans, the ripped pop star pleased fans by performing the chart-topping hit which became his sixth top 10 single on the charts in the US.
And speaking to BANG Showbiz before the event, the singer revealed he didn't realise the track would become one of his biggest successes.
He said: "I had no clue [of the success it would have]. That happens to be my biggest hit thus far ... I started to play it for people and they were flipping out and I was like, cool this is a special one."
Tori Kelly, 22, opened for Jason with tracks 'Nobody Love' and 'Dear No One' from her album 'Unbreakable Smile' while young sibling act Echosmith performed their fan-favourite 'Cool Kids' and 'Come Together' as the sun set on the Isle of Malta crowd.
Later however, it was Jamaican singer songwriter OMI who provided a show worthy of a headline act when he performed his chart success 'Cheerleader' for excited fans.
The crowd joined in by singing the catchy summertime tune, which was originally released in 2012 but won over fans earlier this year thanks to a remix from producer Felix Jaehn.
Finally, finishing off the night in style was 19-year-old EDM DJ Martin Garrix who performed his hits 'Animals' and 'Don't Look Down' along with an epic demonstration of pyrotechnics whilst streamers and confetti rained down on what was, in fact, a euphoric night.
Isle of MTV will broadcast across all MTV channels on August 1.

Ed Sheeran has written 50 songs for album


Ed Sheeran has written "50 songs" for his third album.
The 'Thinking Out Loud' hitmaker is already hard at work on his next album following the success of his second studio LP 'x' last year, even though he doesn't want to release the collection until the end of 2016 at the earliest.
He said: "I've done 40 - maybe more like 50 songs already, and I'm not planning to release it for another year and a half, so I want to do a few more."
The 24-year-old singer/songwriter has sold out shows around the world including three nights at London's Wembley Stadium since he unveiled his last record so confessed he's feeling "pressure" to live up to people's high expectations because he doesn't want to be a disappointment.
He continued: "Because there's even more pressure now for this album. When you have a whole company depending on one thing, if I don't release the goods, it's going to be awkward."
However, Ed - who is rumoured to be dating Irish model Louise Johnston - insisted he will take a well-earned break before he finalises his next album.
He told the Daily Star newspaper: "But I haven't taken a break in between the first and second albums. We've been touring for five years without a break. I actually want to go and live in the house that I bought because I haven't lived in it yet."

Natalie Imbruglia releasing new album


Natalie Imbruglia has announced a new album.
The 40-year-old singer is returning with her first record in six years, titled 'Male', while will feature a selection of covers all originally performed and written by men including Daft Punk, The Cure, Cat Stevens, Damien Rice and Tom Petty.
She said: "I love singing. It's not just all my favourite artists; it's some new artists I discovered. It's like a cathartic album, so I got a lot off my chest and I come out at the end of it feeling strong. I'm really proud of this piece of work. And I'm just excited to share it with my fans."
The 'Torn' hitmaker - who divorced Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns in 2008 following five years of marriage - explained she was inspired to make the collection because of issues in her own life.
She continued: "I was drawn toward songs that were dealing with things that were on my mind and stuff that I was processing."
The lead track from 'Male' will be a rendition of Daft Punk's 'Instant Crush', and Natalie is very happy with the song.
She said: "It is such a beautiful story ['Instant Crush']. I'm really proud of the way it turned out."
As well as producing 'Male' - which will be released on August 21 - Natalie will be embarking on a UK tour with Simply Red in December 2015.

Natalie Imbruglia's tour dates with Simply Red are as follows:
December 1 - Dublin, Dublin 3 Arena
December 2 - Belfast, Belfast Odyssey
December 4 - Newcastle, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
December 5 - Glasgow, Hydro Arena
December 6 - Aberdeen, Aberdeen E&CC
December 8 - Leeds, Leeds First Direct Arena
December 9 - Nottingham, Nottingham Capital FM Arena
December 11 - Liverpool, Liverpool Echo Arena
December 12 - Manchester, Manchester Phones 4 U Arena
December 13 - Birmingham, LG Arena
December 15 - Birmingham, LG Arena
December 17 - London, O2 Arena
December 18 - London, O2 Arena
December 19 - London, O2 Arena

Kanye West’s album leaks


Kanye West's new album has been leaked.
A recording of the hotly anticipated record was reportedly made from outside a listening party for the LP, titled 'Swish', with a user known as "dxnxixlrxsxnxbxrx" posting the 59-minute audio clip on link-sharing website Reddit.
However, the recording - which was shared on the Hip Hop Heads page before being deleted - was of such bad quality, many users questioned whether it was even worth listening to.
One wrote: "It's low quality as hell, but I'm hearing some new (Kanye) vocals so I'm willing to bet this this is real."
While another said: "I'm pretty thirsty for this album but if it's so low quality that it's not even a little enjoyable I won't even bother."
The 38-year-old rapper has worked with Sir Paul McCartney on the record - which is his first album since 2013's 'Yeezus' - and has already released tracks 'Only One' and 'All Day' from the LP, originally titled 'So Help Me God'.
Although the 'Gold Digger' hitmaker has yet to announce an official release date for 'Swish', he previously teased fans can expect a record full of "joy".
He said: "There's joy in it. It's not full of protest. 'Yeezus' was a protest to music, like, 'I'm gonna take my ball and go home. If I can't do what I wanna do, y'all can't have music!'
"And now it's like I can do 10 per cent of what I want to do so let's make music again."

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