Taylor Swift scored her first Billboard 100 hit with We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together from her upcoming Red album. In an interview with Esquire magazine, Taylor Swift discussed just how much the song is on the nose:
"It's very final, it's very aggressive, and it's not subtle."
She is right. Here is one of the verses from the song:
"I used to think that we were forever ever
And I used to say, "Never say never"
Ugh, so he calls me up and he's like, "I still love you,"
And I'm like, "I just...I mean this is exhausting, you know, like,
We are never getting back together. Like, ever.'"
Definitely not subtle. But, it is incredibly catchy. It was the fastest selling digital single in history. The video has received over 44 million views on Youtube.
Kelly Clarkson debuted a brand new song called Catch My Breath online Wednesday. The song will appear on her upcoming greatest hits album. Greatest Hits: Chapter 1 will include three new songs as well as many of Clarkson's biggest songs.
Give it a listen.
P!nk and a muscle-bound co-star get extra physical in her video for Try. Deck out in pink and yellow, the popstar does a pretty impressive "Fight-dance" with the man in the clip. The two mimic a fight and some intimate momemnts in a choreographed routine.
Try is the second single from The Truth About Love, P!nk's sixth studio album which was released last month.
The Beach Boys spent much of the year celebrating their 50th anniversary, but now they are embroiled in controversy. After their anniversary tour ended, Mike Love planned to continue performing under The Beach Boys name, but without original members Brian Wilson and Al Jardine.
That led to various reports and rumors claiming that Wilson and Jardine had been fired from the band. Love wrote a letter to the LA Times claiming that nobody was fired. Love wrote:
"I did not fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I cannot fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I am not his employer. I do not have such authority. And even if I did, I would never fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I love Brian Wilson. We are partners. He’s my cousin by birth and my brother in music."
Now, Brian Wilson has responded with a letter to the LA Times. He agreed that he wasn't fired, but admits it feels that way:
"As far as I know I can't be fired--that wouldn't be cool. The negativity surrounding all the comments bummed me out. What's confusing is that by Mike not wanting or letting Al, David and me tour with the band, it sort of feels like we're being fired."
Love claims the band with Wilson and Jardine couldn't play smaller cities, "It is not feasible, both logistically and economically, for the 50th anniversary tour to play these markets."
That is the focus of the dispute. Mike Love, Brian Wilson, and Al Jardine are expensive. Mike Love and unknown musicians are less expensive.