Lana Del Rey, Ariana Grande, and Miley Cyrus team up for ‘Angel’

Charlie’s Angels are back and deadlier than ever.

On Friday (Sept. 13), the much-anticipated “Charlie’s Angels” collaboration from Ariana Grande, Lana Del Rey, and Miley Cyrus was finally unleashed. In a bid to compete with Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Women Part 1” (which was THE song of the early 2000s version of the franchise), the three pop stars joined forces for “Don’t Call Me Angel.”

The almost-four-minute cinematic music video finds all three musicians taking on the different Angel positions. Cyrus is the first to appear on screen in a dark boxing ring. In the room, we watch as she practices her boxing skills with a partner, rolls around the ring, and holds a guy hostage. We can safely assume she’s “the muscle” of the group.

In contrast, Grande’s appearance is light, airy, and bright. Decked out in a white bustier and wings, Grande gallivants around the foyer of a brightly lit mansion. She slowly makes her way to an open-air space of the estate, armed with a pair of binoculars to keep an eye on the sky. We can only assume that her role in the group is both lookout and leader.

Del Rey is the last to appear on the screen and can be found in two different locations; a room lined with fire pits and a hacker’s paradise. Del Rey gives off the impression of two different characters; the “femme fatale” when she’s in the fire pit room and a ruthless assassin when she’s in the hacker’s paradise (hello, did you see her aim when she threw that dagger?!).

Watch the Hanna Lux Davis-directed music video for “Don’t Call Me Angel” above.

“Don’t Call Me Angel” will be featured on the upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” soundtrack. It was previously confirmed that Grande would be an executive producer on the album. Because of this, it’s only fitting that her song is the record’s lead single and movie’s theme song.

“Charlie’s Angels” punches its way into theaters on Nov. 15 while the soundtrack is due out Nov. 1 through Republic.

The film stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska as Charlie’s famous agents and Elizabeth Banks as Bosley.

In late June, a snippet of the new song was featured in the movie’s first official trailer introducing us to the new agents.

Cage the Elephant, Alicia Keys, and Chance the Rapper lead the 2019 iHeart Radio Music Festival roster

iHeart2019_header.jpgAlicia Keys, Cage the Elephant, and Chance the Rapper are just some of the acts who will make their way to Las Vegas in the fall for the 2019 incarnation of the iHeartRadio Music Festival. On Tuesday (June 4), the media giant announced the genre-diverse lineup for this year’s festivities.

Joining the previously mentioned acts on the roster are a slew of top 20 radio staples as well as some legendary 80s rock bands. Halsey, Miley Cyrus, and Camila Cabello will share the stage with iconic bands like Heart and Def Leppard as well as country staples like Tim McGraw and Zac Brown Band.

This year’s Daytime Stage will feature performances by Juice WRLD, Maren Morris, Billie Eilish, Old Dominion, H.E.R., Zara Larsson, CNCO, Brett Young, FLETCHER, Monsta X, Bryce Vine, and Lauv. More acts are expected to be announced as the event gets closer.

Heart, Def Leppard, Mumford & Sons, Cabello, and H.E.R. will all make their iHeartRadio Music Festival debuts this year. This year also finds several iHeartRadio Music Festival veterans taking the stage. Keys performed at the inaugural event in 2011, McGraw took the stage in 2013, Zac Brown Band brought the country to the main stage in 2014, and Halsey performed on the Daytime Stage in 2017.

The iHeartRadio Music Festival will take over the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas during the weekend of Sept. 20-21.

The festival will be broadcast live on iHeartRadio’s medley of radio stations and will be live-streamed on the CW app and on the CW’s website.

If you miss the two-night event, don’t fret; the CW will re-broadcast the festival for a two-night TV special on Oct. 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

Tickets for the festival go on sale to the general public next Friday, June 14. More information about the iHeartRadio Music Festival can be found here.

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Lil Dicky enlist Brendon Urie, Charlie Puth, Katy Perry, and more for ‘Earth’

When Lil Dicky claimed he had recruited a slew of big-name artists for his new song, he wasn’t kidding. On Friday (April 19), the Philadelphia-born rapper shared the music video for his environment-inspired new track, “Earth.”

The seven-minute music video begins with footage of a city with smog from cars clogging the air, giving the scenery an orangey hue. The clip shifts to a group of kids hanging out and causing mayhem in their path. As they joke around, they knock over a trash can, allowing the content to litter the floor. As they go to leave, Lil Dicky passes by and tells them to clean up the trash.

After changing some choice words, the kids take their leave, but one decides to stay behind and pick up the trash. While picking up the garbage, the kid finds a book laying there. He picks it up and takes a look inside. When he does, it transports the viewer into an animated world where all the cartoon animals (or plants) in the jungle are voiced by the musicians the rapper enlisted.

The song features Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Sia, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, Miguel, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Bad Bunny, Psy, Kris Wu, Backstreet Boys, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The video concludes with Lil Dicky encouraging the viewer to “look into whatever the f*** Leonardo DiCaprio is always pushing” because if anyone knows about climate change, it would be him.

Watch the music video for “Earth” above.

“Earth” is currently available for purchase here.

In conjunction with the song’s release, the Lil Dicky launched a website to give fans more information about climate change and the different ways they can do their part to help. The profits generated from “Earth” streams and views will be donated to select groups of nonprofits that tackle issues like climate change, the energy crisis, and sustainable farming. For more information about this cause, head on over to the We Love the Earth website.

Lady Gaga, The Killers, Coldplay to cover Elton John for new tribute albums

 

Elton John may be saying farewell to his own yellow brick road with a massive final world tour, but don’t think that’s the only thing the iconic performer is giving fans before his final curtain call. On Thursday (March 15), it was announced that John will be releasing a huge 26-track double disc featuring covers of some of his iconic tunes. The records, which have been titled Revamp and Restoration, will feature artists from the pop, rock, and country genres of music putting their own spin on some of John and longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin’s biggest hits.

Revamp will feature a collection of predominately pop and rock artists covering some of John’s hits such “Tiny Dancer” (Florence + the Machine), “Candle in the Wind” (Ed Sheeran), “Your Song” (Lady Gaga), “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” (The Killers), and many more.

In a press statement, John reveals that he created a list of artists that he wanted to commission to work on the Revamp side of the double disc.

“On Revamp, I wrote out a wish list of people that I would love and asked them and to my surprise, most of them said yes, and we have quite an astonishing eclectic crew.”

As for Restoration, the second album, John explains that it was all about Taupin and what he wanted.

“God, we have so many great artists doing our songs, it’s quite incredible. Restoration was Bernie [Taupin]’s project and he’s a huge country fan. He came up with an astonishing list of country performers, both new and legendary.”

Unlike Revamp, Restoration will feature all country music artists. The record will bring together some of the newer faces of country alongside some classic country musicians. Current stars like Little Big Town, Marren Morris, Miranda Lambert, and Kacey Musgraves will join the likes of Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and Rosanne Cash on the record.

For many of the artists featured on the records, this will not be their first time working with John and Taupin. Back in January, musicians including Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus, Alessia Cara, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and Lady Gaga took part in CBS’ special Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute. The show was put together by the Recording Academy to honor both John and Taupin for their contribution to the music world.

Revamp and Restoration currently has a tentative release date of April 6.

The covers album comes a few months after John announced his final massive outing for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. The multi-year, 300-show excursion will kick off this fall after he wraps up his Las Vegas residency.

For now, the complete tracklisting for both Revamp and Restoration can be seen below.

Revamp Tracklisting:
1. “Bennie and the Jets” – Elton John, P!nk, Logic
2. “We All Fall in Love Sometimes” – Coldplay
3. “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” – Alessia Cara
4. “Candle in the Wind” – Ed Sheeran
5. “Tiny Dancer” – Florence + The Machine
6. “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” – Mumford & Sons
7. “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” – Mary J. Blige
8. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – Q Tip feat. Demi Lovato
9. “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” – The Killers
10. “Daniel” – Sam Smith
11. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” – Miley Cyrus
12. “Your Song” – Lady Gaga
13. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” – Queens of the Stone Age

Restoration Tracklisting:
1. “Rocket Man” – Little Big Town
2. “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” – Maren Morris
3. “Sacrifice” – Don Henley and Vince Gill
4. “Take Me to the Pilot” – Brothers Osborne
5. “My Father’s Gun” – Miranda Lambert
6. “I Want Love” – Chris Stapleton
7. “Honky Cat” – Lee Ann Womack
8. “Roy Rogers” – Kacey Musgraves
9. “Please” – Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton
10. “The Bitch is Back” – Miley Cyrus
11. “Sad Songs (Say So Much)” – Dierks Bentley
12. “This Train Don’t Stop” – Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris
13. “Border Song” – Willie Nelson

Haim Cover Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’

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L.A.-based sister group, Haim have been gaining lots of fans and coverage over the summer for not only their music but also their shows and they haven’t even put out their first album yet.

During a show at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, the sisters’ decided to cover Miley Cyrus’ current single, “Wrecking Ball” a cover for the concert series in a completely different way than Cyrus has previous performed it; you know, half naked with pasties. What Haim gave the audience is a poppy, guitar-ific version of the song.

Don’t believe us, then click below and listen to it.

Haim’s debut album, Days Are Gone is slated to be released next week, September 30 through Polydor Records. NPR is currently streaming the entire thing and can be heard here.