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Los Angeles - The Killers' Brandon Flowers is stepping out solo once again this spring, and last night at the Troubador in L.A. he gave a quick preview of three new songs and the sounds fans can expect out of "The Desired Effect," out May 19. Flowers also further revealed his love for a major influence -- Inxs -- as he launched into a cover of the Aussie band's "Don't Change." "One of the things most profound about Inxs is this song we're about to cover, it has such a strong identity," Flowers said, also mentioning that Inxs was the subject of the first band poster he ever bought. "['Don't Change'] is on their first record, and they seemed to really know who they were. You don't really hear that a lot anymore." Flowers' fresh tunes "Dreams Come True," Peter Gabrielian "Still Want You" and glittery single "Can't Deny My Love" have a bright, »
- Katie Hasty
Noah Baumbach should ask James Murphy to score all of his films, because, at this point, the duo can do no wrong. Their latest collaboration is the soundtrack for While We're Young, a film about old couples who can't remember what life was like before it became terminally boring, starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, and Ad-Rock.Murphy selected songs from artists like Haim, Paul McCartney, and A Tribe Called Quest for the album, but the real joy is hearing the original music he wrote for the score. The beautiful "We Used to Dance," released today, is a gorgeous instrumental that sounds like it could have been plucked from Brian Eno's Another Green World (or an early Human League album). Murphy recorded two other songs for the soundtrack, including another original, "Only the Stars Above Welcome Me Home," and his take on David Bowie's 1976 classic "Golden Years. »
- Lauretta Charlton
In character as Zoolander and Hansel, actors Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson stage a 'walk-off' at Paris fashion week. It's thought the stunt was an official announcement for the movie sequel, Zoolander 2, whose release has been confirmed for February 2016. The stars are seen strutting the catwalk to Human League's Don't You Want Me at the end of of the Valentino show Continue reading »
- Guardian Staff
In one of the most fun ways to announce a project going forward, "Zoolander" stars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson made a surprise appearance on stage in Paris at the Valentino women’s fashion show a few hours ago.
The pair appeared in character as Derek Zoolander and Hansel respectively, strutting down the runway to the tune of Human League's "Don't You Want Me". At the same time, Paramount used its Twitter account to announce that the in the works "Zoolander" sequel has set an official release date of February 12th 2016.
- Garth Franklin
Jimmy Fallon decided to take action Monday after Kelly Clarkson said she has had trouble getting other musicians to collaborate with her. The late night host invited the platinum-selling artist to “The Tonight Show” to perform a number of duets with him, including Sonny and Cher‘s “I Got You Babe” and the Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me.” Also Read: From Steve Allen to Jay Leno – All of ‘Tonight Show’s’ Hosts and Sidekicks Before Jimmy Fallon (Photos) Fallon took things up a notch when he donned a leather beret and earring to imitate Aaron Neville for “Don’t Know Much. »
- Joe Otterson
Spurred by Kelly Clarkson's recent comments that she has been unable to find a suitable duet partner, Jimmy Fallon offered his services on last night's The Tonight Show. Together, the couple sang a dozen duets in a four-minute mega-medley. Much like Fallon's ongoing History of Rap series with Justin Timberlake, the late-night host and the "Heartbeat Song" singer take a similar journey through five decades of chart-topping duets, kicking things off with Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" before bringing it on home with Lionel Richie and Diana Ross' "Endless Love. »
After claiming she's had a hard time finding people to collaborate with musically (then saying she was only joking), Kelly Clarkson found the perfect duets partner when she showed up on Monday's Tonight Show.
The American Idol alum and Jimmy Fallon performed a medley of the greatest duets of all time, including Jennifer Warnes and the late Joe Cocker's classic "Up Where We Belong", the Human League's "Don't You Want Me", Elton John and Kiki Dee's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" ...to name a few. Fallon impressed the audience when he busted out his Aaron Neville for the ballad "I Don't Know Much" that also featured Linda Ronstadt.
This past week, the 32-year-old "Since U Been Gone" singer -- who's won three GRAMMYs and has had two No. 1 albums -- told BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw that she has trouble finding collaborators. "I honestly would collaborate with a lot of people, but everyone »
7 items from 2015
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