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Elton John’s 33rd Album

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Elton John will release his 33rd studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night, on February 5, 2016 on Island Records. The album will feature the infectious and upbeat lead single, “Looking Up,” which will be available October 23rd. Wonderful Crazy Night was co-produced by Elton and T-Bone Burnett and recorded at The Village in Los Angeles.
Wonderful Crazy Night is available for preorder on iTunes now HERE!
Looking Up” is the perfect trailer for what is sure to be hailed as another masterful entry into one of the most distinguished album catalogues in history. The song’s upbeat rhythm and lyric are fueled by rock guitar and a killer piano motif that conjure echoes of some of Elton’s best-loved hits. It also has all of the refreshing enthusiasm and spirit of creativity that go with him every time he sets foot in a studio.
John and Burnett oversaw 2013’s acclaimed The Diving Board, a top five success in both the UK and US, and the historic 2010 alliance with Elton’s early inspiration Leon Russell, The Union. But there are other collaborations on Wonderful Crazy Night that connect back to the formative days of his towering career.
First and foremost, the new record marks the continuation of Elton’s incredible, inexhaustible songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. The ten outstanding and evocative new co-writes represent the latest fruits of a friendship that now dates back 48 years.
Wonderful Crazy Night, signals Elton’s reunion with other trusted allies, too. Drummer Nigel Olsson, with whom he’s been working since his late 1960s breakthrough, and guitarist Davey Johnstone (who first played with him in 1971 and became a full band member the following year) are both on board, for the first time since The Captain & the Kid in 2006. Five tracks feature appearances by another time-honored associate, percussionist Ray Cooper, and they’re joined by bassist Matt Bissonette, keyboard player Kim Bullard and percussionist John Mahon.
It also signifies Elton’s return to Island Records, where he had released such masterpieces as 2006’s The Captain & The Kid and 1975’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.
Other highlights on Wonderful Crazy Night include “A Good Heart,” “Tambourine” and “The Open Chord.” A superbly live and spontaneous spirit permeates an album that’s about to become another landmark in an unrivaled catalogue.
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Bitch I’m A Bottom Video

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Pablo Hernandez’s song, BITCH I’M A BOTTOM  now has a video!   Live  today!

WATCH IT!

“Bitch I’m A Bottom” Pablo Hernandez (featuring Manila Luzon)
Directed by Karl Westerberg
Produced by Mic J Rez

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WELL-STRUNG Video Royals

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The SEXY AND GAY GROUP Well-Strung,  pop/classical fusion group, released their third music video today titled “Royals (Feat. Palladio)” in anticipation of their new album POPssical due out on October 2nd.

This number is a composition of the group singing Lorde’s smash hit “Royals” while playing Karl Jenkins’ “Palladio” from the aptly titled album Diamond Music (you may remember it from the DeBeers diamond commercials).  It is a really fun juxtaposition and the arrangement sounds incredible.  We have additional art and photos available to accompany the video and can arrange interviews with the group members (Edmund, Chris, Daniel, and Trevor) upon request.

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The group is traveling to Rome to play a mass at the Vatican on Sunday, September 6th.

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Pablo Hernandez I AM A BOTTOM

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WHOO HOO!   It’s official!!!!

 

Bitch I’m A Bottom ft Manila Luzon will be available on iTunes September 4, 2015!!!

Pablo  recently  performed  his song  live  in  Las Vegas  and will be in Chicago  Spetember  12th,  for  Gay Night – OUT IN THE PARK @ Six Flags, performing live  along  with  the fabulous  AMANDA LEPORE!

PABLO HERNANDEZ is a trained actor and commercial model of Spanish/Lebanese descent based in Los Angeles with an extensive and wide resume. He is a rising star in the acting and commercial modeling industry and currently models for the Andrew Christian line.

His travels have taken him from Miami to Los Angeles, New York City, the Netherlands to shoot for photographer Armando Branco, and Paris to shoot for the cover of Sensitif magazine; to list a few. Pablo was the cover model and feature story for Spain’s Revista Nois 15th anniversary issue and even graced the swimsuit issue of Instinct Magazine shot by Rick Day. His latest venture is the role of Reinaldo, a U.S. soldier, in the short Tribeca film ‘Tunnel Vision’ shooting in the late summer of 2012 in New York City.

Most recently, he was the first ever Andrew Christian model to create, produce, and star in one of their wildly popular short films ‘A Brief Love Affair’, as well as co-starring in ‘Overboard’, ‘Miami Carwash’, and the latest ‘Suck’. In Europe, editorials such as ‘Boyz ‘n Tha Hood’ for French M Mensuel Magazine and “Pablo Bravado” in UK Kismet Magazine have solidified Pablo’s ability to evolve into the fashion world. Pablo’s unique, multiracial look has been seen throughout the world from his Reebok Reelite campaign to his latest book cover modeling for author Jeffrey Sharlach’s latest critically acclaimed novel “Running In Bed” (www.RunningInBed.com).

He can be seen in he latest commercial for Fekkai haircare and played “the nerd” in a KFC commercial for the Latin American market. He has been expanding his acting resume having had featured roles in the new Starz Drama ‘Magic City’ and in the film ‘Step Up: Revolution’ and more recently garnering a role in the film ‘The Ten Year Plan’. Whether acting in a tv commercial or film, or modeling for the cover of international magazines, Pablo is a diverse talent – a hit with fans everywhere who appreciate and acknowledge his talent, sex appeal, hard work, and mega-star potential.

PABLO HERNANDEZ

 

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CHER – Fifty Years of Music

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Over the weekend, Billboard shared their very in-depth interview with Cher who has officially spent 50 years on the Billboard charts.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Cher’s debut on Billboard’s charts, Billboard spoke to the woman herself. In their lengthy chat, they talked about her frustration of doing “poppy” songs in the early 1970s, how David Geffen “wasn’t that interested” in her musical comeback in the 1980s (on his own label!), and how an act of “desperation” led to the famed vocoder sound of “Believe.”

Cher also talks about her “hope” of heading back on tour, and her tentative plans of recording new music.

Read the full extensive interview here.
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Mikey Wax Love Always Wins Anthem

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A new anthem for summer 2015!

Singer / Songwriter Mikey Wax has a  best friend who is gay. “His words of hope and happiness after the Supreme Court ruling inspired this song. I truly believe that despite race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, love always wins.”

In celebration of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that guarantees a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, on-the-verge pop artist Mikey Wax has unveiled his tribute single “Love Always Wins (#LoveWins)” featuring Prophecy, and RyanSeacrest.com had the exclusive world premiere recently.

The trumpet-laden track, which is the namesake of the viral hashtag inspired by SCOTUS’ 5-to-4 vote, celebrates the historic decision with anthemic lyrics that recognizes the country’s progressive strides and the core reason for decades of same-sex litigation and activism.

E! Entertainment immediately placed the song in their promo commercial for Caitlyn Jenner’s new TV series “I Am Cait”. The promo will run 6-8 weeks!

 

WATCH AND LISTEN AND CRANK UP THE SOUND!

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Aaron Paul PNP Party N Play

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London born, Brooklyn based singer and songwriter, Aaron Paul has returned bigger and stronger than ever with his 1st solo album after leaving the Worlds Apart boy pop group. World Apart had a unprecedented chart run of over (5) top 30 UK singles including: ‘Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel’, (recently featured on the soundtrack in the huge blockbuster and academy award winning movie “The Queen“), ‘Everlasting Love’, ‘Wonderful World‘ (written by Aaron Paul & fellow band member Patric Osbourne), and their biggest hit ‘Could it be I’m Falling in Love‘, and many more.

Aaron Paul came to the attention of Arista Records Executive Simon Cowell (American Idol, Britain’s Got Talent and X-Factor) impressed by his incredible pure voice, natural performance skills and fun personality, Simon positioned Aaron as lead vocalist/front man and lead the group to their chart success.

After moving to New York City and taking a career break from the music industry. In 2010 Aaron was persuaded by Grammy winning producer Barry “Oh” Goldstein to return to recording. Where they both wrote together and released the pop funk song ‘Shake Your Body‘ and ‘Searching‘ (featured on the compilation “There’s an Angel Watching You”). Aaron began his journey as a driven solo artist and then frequently returned back to the UK for live promotional tours.

Fast forward to 2014, the year that became a life-changing time for Aaron.  With a new sound and new team, set out to fulfill a life-long dream, preparing for the release of his debut solo album.   The album entitled “RAW” introduced Aaron to an entire new audience and allowed those already familiar with his sound to fall in love all over again.  The “RAW” album in its entirety was written by Aaron Paul and includes productions from some of today’s hottest upcoming Producers in the game, Robby Dwayne (Day26, Crystal Waters) among others.  Collectively, they have skillfully combined Aaron’s heritage and musical roots to create a fun, personal and socially conscious album.

In the spring of 2015, Aaron Paul accomplished his dream of having a number one song on the Dance Charts and Crossover Charts as a solo artist with the up-tempo “I Don’t Care”.  “I Don’t Care” is an anthem of peace, understanding and acceptance.  The song has become a 2015 LGBTQ PRIDE Anthem across the country with over 700,000 downloads and extensive club play from DJ’s around the world.

As Aaron Paul continues to make a mark in the industry, he is preparing to re-release his single “PnP” (Party n Play) with new remixes entitled “THE FREAK REMIXES”.  This Sobel Promotions promoted single will feature an extensive remix package featuring a remix by re-known Producer/Remixer Julian Marsh (Dolly Parton, Boy George, Shannon and Taylor Dayne) Jose Jimenez, Joe Gillan, and Paul Sharman.

PNP (Party n Play) FREAK REMIXES is sure to be another hit in Aaron’s musical journey….DO YOU WANNA PLAY?

The conceptual colorful cover artwork of the “PnP” (Party N Play) single was shot exclusively by photographer Nathaniel Johnston for NJohnston Photography. “I am really glad that I was invited to collaborate with Aaron because my thing is to develop and create big-concept images, which is exactly what we did,” mentions Nathaniel.

 

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Gay Days Anaheim @ Disneyland

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About 12 weeks away!

It’ll be here before you know it!

GAY DAYS ANAHEIM @ Disneyland!

This is one of our favorite parties – and favorite cities!

Gay Days Anaheim 2015
October 2 – 4

The schedule is awesome this year and you can pick and choose which parties and events you wish to attend. Coco Peru will be back this year and the fabulous WILLAM from Ru Pauls drag race fame. The parties run Friday thru Sunday but I encourage you stay a few more days. There is SO MUCH to see and do in Anaheim and Orange county. CHECK OUT THESE PAST ARTICLES! Shopping, dining, fresh air, art galleries and ocean waves. The historic Packing District showcases culinary offerings and events in a communal gathering space in the heart of downtown Anaheim, and celebrates their one year anniversary next month. You could spend an entire day here.

 

Discounted Park Tickets Available Now! Click here

Check out the Schedule of Gay Days Anaheim events HERE

Introducing the Gay Days Anaheim Concierge! Click for more information

If you’re not already on the Private Email List, sign up now!

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Joey Contreras LOVE WILDLY

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The FEEL GOOD song of summer is HERE!

NYC-based, pop/broadway artist, Joey Contreras, announces his brand new music video for “Love Wildly,” featuring the vocals of Eric Krop.

Watch HERE.

The video was featured on The Advocate who called it “A day-in-the-life montage from a sexier Fame.”

IF YOU ARE IN NEW YORK  IN JULY, Contreras just announced his appearance at the New York Musical Theatre Festival on Thursday, 7/16.

“Love Wildly” is featured on Contreras’ LP, Young Kind of Love, which showcases sounds of both pop and contemporary musical theatre. The album features notable artists such as Loren Allred (The Voice) and numerous Broadway talents. Contreras was hailed one of Playbill’s “Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know.”

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Beyonce Celebrates Marriage Equality

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Beyonce celebrated LGBT pride and SCOTUS’s historical ruling for same-sex marriage with a  17-second remake of her “7/11” video complete with rainbow flags and some killer dance moves.

“Love always wins!” she wrote.   LOVE  HER!

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Joey Graceffa Comes Out GAY!

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YAY!!!  The biggest You Tuber in the world  comes  out!!!

Film maker, actor, singer, youtube sensation Joey Graceffa comes out to the world!

May  16th  he released  his first music video  DON’T WAIT.

May 18th  he uploaded   YES I AM GAY!

May 19th  he filmed his birthday / coming out party!

And of course – the BOOK!

In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World

 

 

 

BE  PROUD

BE OPEN

CELEBRATE  YOUR GAYNESS!

 

 

 

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Levi Kreis and Del Shores At Your Wedding

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With vivid lyrical insight & positive message, Tony Winner Levi Kreis’ 7th CD braves the darkest spaces and seeks to reclaim freedom.

Levi’s Kickstarter campaign just got a little sweeter….with perhaps  the coolest  reward ever!   Donations are rolling in at all levels; $10 – $2000.

If  someone is interested  in putting in $4000 the reward  is The Marriage Equality Package:   TONY Award Winner Levi Kreis will team up with Sordid Lives/Southern Baptist Sissies writer/director Del Shores to help make your wedding unforgettable. Kreis will sing at your wedding & Shores will legally marry you. Del is ordained through Universal Life Church w/ Credentials of Ministry. This is valid for most states, but makes sure to check with yours.  You can choose reception/ceremony or both. (10 song max) Reward includes their travel and accommodates. + 2 exclusive LK Kickstarter hoodies.  How cool is that???

 

These exclusive offers are only available until Monday at 11:59pm.  Check out this and much more here. 

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GIORGIO MORODER Deja Vu June 16th

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Just in time for PRIDE!

Giorgio Moroder, the founder of disco and electronic music trailblazer, will be releasing his first solo album in over 30 years entitled DÉJÀ VU on June 16th on RCA Records.

 

The title track “Déjà vu featuring Sia” is available everywhere today. Click here to listen now! Fans who pre-order the album will receive “Déjà vu feat. Sia instantly, as well as previously released singles “74 is the New 24” and  “Right Here, Right Now featuring Kylie Minogue instantly.  Album preorder available now at iTunes and Amazon.

 

Giorgio’s long-awaited album DÉJÀ VU features a superstar line up of collaborators including Britney Spears, Sia, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue, Mikky Ekko, Foxes, Kelis, Marlene, and Matthew Koma. Find below a complete album track listing.

Comments Giorgio Moroder: “So excited to release my first album in 30 years; it took quite some time. Who would have known adding the ‘click’ to the 24 track would spawn a musical revolution and inspire generations. As I sit back readily approaching my 75th birthday, I wouldn’t change it for the world. I’m incredibly happy that I got to work with so many great and talented artists on this new record. This is dance music, it’s disco, it’s electronic, it’s here for you.  Once you listen… you’ll feel it… déjà vu.”

 

Music icon Giorgio Moroder made his mark as an influential Italian producer, songwriter, performer and DJ. At 74 years-old, Moroder still has his hands in the center of EDM culture, swinging back into the spotlight as a guest collaborator on the GRAMMY Award-winning Daft Punk album Random Access Memories (“Album Of the Year”), remixing Lady Gaga’s and Tony Bennett’s “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” Coldplay’s “Magic,” along with remixes for Donna Summer, Haim and his Scarface motion picture soundtrack. He has a newfound station as a live DJ which included major festival slots in Japan, Sweden, Mexico, Germany, the HARD’s Day Of The Dead in Los Angeles, and at the Pitchfork Music Festival earlier this year.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Moroder has worked with some of the most famous names in music including Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Donna Summer, Cher, Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan, Freddie Mercury, Blondie, and David Bowie to name a few. He is heavily noted for being the key player in the Queen of Disco Donna Summer‘s rise to fame throughout the 1970s, collaborating with her on her biggest hits including “Love To Love You Baby,” “Hot Stuff” and “I Feel Love.” In 1997, Moroder and Summer won the Grammy Award for “Best Dance Recording” for the song “Carry On.” He recently teamed with Verve records to honor Summer with Love To Love You Donna, a collection of her most notable hits remixed by Afrojack, Hot Chip, Laidback Luke. Masters at Work, and others.

 

Giorgio Moroder’s music charted success everywhere the disco craze touched down but he is also responsible for some of the most classic film scores to date including Scarface and Midnight Express, as well as timeless soundtrack numbers like “Take My Breath Away” (Top Gun), Irene Cara’s “Flashdance,” Blondie’s “Call Me” (American Gigolo), as well as compositions on films such as The Never Ending Story, Superman III, Rambo III and Beverly Hills Cop II. >From these, Moroder has accumulated three Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, four Grammys and more than 100 gold and platinum records. Giorgio Moroder was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2004.

DÉJÀ VU  Track Listing:

 

“4 U With Love”

“Déjà vu feat. Sia”

“Diamonds feat. Charli XCX”

“Don’t Let Go feat. Mikky Ekko”

“Right Here, Right Now feat. Kylie Minogue”

“Tempted feat. Matthew Koma”

74 Is The New 24

“Tom’s Diner feat. Britney Spears”

“Wildstar feat. Foxes”

“Back & Forth feat. Kelis”

“I Do This For You feat. Marlene”

“La Disco”

 

Buy/Stream “Déjà vu feat. Sia” track:

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American Idol Top 8 Talk LGBTQ

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THE GAILY GRIND goes backstage during this week’s taping of American Idol and interview the Top 8 contestants. They ask each contestant what are their thoughts  on LGBTQ  fans – Jax and Joey  have the most gay friends, of course. But others also expressed they had gay friends and gay relatives. How refreshing!

Check out the full article at the Gaily Grind!

 

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BREAKING! Barry Manilow is GAY

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WHO KNEW?

71 year old Barry Manilow  is GAY!

NATIONAL ENQUIRER says, BARRY MANILOW secretly married his longtime male lover in a ceremony at the couple’s Palm Springs  home last April.

…the happy duo did not file the paperwork to formalize their union out of fear the big news would leak, sources said.

“Barry is paranoid that his fans would not approve of him being gay, when in reality, many have suspected it for years – and most wouldn’t care, the source said. “They would be happy for him!”

Palm Springs neighbors  Siegfried and Roy were  the best men ….. oh, I am just kidding. Suzanne Somers was best man. REALLY.

People magazine is reporting that they have confirmed the wedding from multiple sources.

According to People, Manilow’s rep is refusing to comment on the reports.

The couple have been together 30 years.

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5 days of Madonna on ELLEN

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Can’t get enough MADONNA?

She is on ELLEN   5 DAYS ALL  THIS WEEK.

 

 

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Gay Music News – Ricky Martin

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Both a GRAMMY and Multiple LATIN GRAMMY winner, Ricky Martin is the leading Latin Music figure of his generation – beloved by fans worldwide for his instinctive understanding of rhythm, passion for performing, and equal compassion for giving.

After a successful premiere last week, Ricky Martin’s new single “Disparo al Corazón” is now available on all digital-music outlets.

Written by Ricky Martin,Pedro Capó, Yoel Henríquez and Rafael Esparza Ruíz, and produced by the multiple Latin GRAMMY® winner Julio Reyes, “Disparo al Corazón” is the second single from A QUIEN QUIERA ESCUCHAR.


 

A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)
is Martin’s 10th studio album  IS OUT NOW!


 

As the co-writer and interpreter of “Disparo al Corazón”, Martin notes, “its a song that speaks from my soul, where I tell a story and my emotions bleeds out through my skin… with great sensitivity, commitment and honesty. It’s one of my favorite songs from the album and I hope you enjoy it.”

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The new Spanish album is his first release since 2011. And possibly his most personal and intimate release to date. It’s sexy, romantic and full of emotion.

“In terms of arrangements and overall sounds, we wanted to find the intensity in each one of the  genres and the emotions of the songs, ” says Reyes Coppello. “keeping  textures that were not too heavy, with a minimalist language that mixes organic sounds with a good dose of electronic sounds.”

With the release of A QUIEN QUIERA ESCUCHAR, Martin not only has shared his excitement with his millions of fans on social media, but kicked off with an extensive international promotional tour that will take him around the world. Furthermore, he’s preparing for his worldwide concert tour to launch this April in Australia. For a full list of tour dates, visit: www.rickymartinmusic.com.

 

Follow RICKY MARTIN on:

Website: www.rickymartinmusic.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ricky_martin

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rickymartinofficialpage

Instagram: instagram.com/ricky_martin

YouTube: www.youtube.com/rickymartin

 

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Gay Music News – Kenyth Morgan

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Out singer KENYTH MORGAN gives his gay take on the WIZARD OF OZ  with his new song Unlock Your Heart – with a cameo by Ronnie Kroell.

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Sexy Steve Grand First Album in March

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CHICAGO’s sexy and talented Steve Grand is gearing up for release his debut album All American Boy March 24 after a very successful Kickstarter last year, Out reports:

Grand is an openly gay singer who’s certainly country-inspired, but does not self-identify as a country artist. “Music is subjective,” Grand says, “The lines of life are blurring. We are seeing that in music as in sexuality and gender identity…There’s nothing different about my music just because I’m gay. I sing about things that I go through, but they are things that we all go through, regardless of sexual orientation.” […]

A full-length album has also allowed Grand to follow an arc or storyline. “Each song needed to function as a plot point on that arc. A lot of things in life follow that trajectory, where there’s a beginning, middle, and end. Relationship do that, growing up does that, life does that.” Every number, Grand adds, ”explores some kind of relationship, whether it be a relationship with a romantic partner, a relationship with a friend, a relationship with the past, a relationship with something destructive, a relationship with a community.”

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KAZAKY – WHAT YOU GONNA DO

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YAAASSSSSS!  My sexy boys in high heels are back!

KAZAKY – WHAT YOU GONNA DO

They give us sexy, art, fashion, dance and KAZAKY!

 

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GIORGIO MORODER FEAT. KYLIE MINOGUE

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WOW!!!  Giorgio Moroder   with  Kylie Minogue!
RCA Records and Sony Music International today announces that the founder of disco and electronic music trailblazer, Giorgio Moroder releases his brand new single “Right Here, Right Now” featuring Kylie Minogue today, January 20th on RCA Records in the United States. (The single will have various release dates worldwide including January 30th in the UK.)

 

Click here to listen to “Right Here, Right Now” featuring Kylie Minogue.

 

Click here to watch a teaser of the upcoming video for “Right Here, Right Now” featuring Kylie Minogue.

 

The single will be featured on Giorgio Moroder’s upcoming album (title still to be announced) – his first solo album in over 30 years, scheduled for a Spring release -which will also feature a superstar line up of other collaborators including Britney Spears, Sia, Charli XCX, Mikky Ekko, Foxes, Matthew Koma and many more.

 

Giorgio made his mark as an influential Italian producer, songwriter, performer and DJ. At 74 years-old, Moroder still has his hands in the centre of EDM culture, swinging back into the spotlight as a guest collaborator on the GRAMMY Award-winning Daft Punk album Random Access Memories (“Album Of the Year”), remixing Lady Gaga’s and Tony Bennett’s “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” Coldplay’s “Magic,” along with remixes for Donna Summer, Haim and his Scarface motion picture soundtrack. He has a newfound station as a live DJ which included major festival slots in Japan, Sweden, Mexico, Germany, the HARD’s Day Of The Dead in Los Angeles, and at the Pitchfork Music Festival earlier this year.

 

Over the course of his career, Mr. Moroder has worked with some of the most famous names in music including Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Donna Summer, Cher, Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan, Freddie Mercury, Blondie, and David Bowie to name a few. He is heavily noted for being the key player in the Queen of Disco Donna Summer‘s rise to fame throughout the 1970s, collaborating with her on her biggest hits including “Love To Love You Baby,” “Hot Stuff” and “I Feel Love.” In 1997, Moroder and Summer won the Grammy Award for “Best Dance Recording” for the song “Carry On.” He recently teamed with Verve records to honor Summer with Love To Love You Donna, a collection of her most notable hits remixed by Afrojack, Hot Chip, Laidback Luke. Masters at Work, and others.

 

Giorgio Moroder’s music charted success everywhere the disco craze touched down but he is also responsible for some of the most classic film scores to date including Scarface and Midnight Express, as well as timeless soundtrack numbers like “Take My Breath Away” (Top Gun), Irene Cara’s “Flashdance,” Blondie’s “Call Me” (American Gigolo), as well as compositions on films such as The Never Ending Story, Superman III, Rambo III and Beverly Hills Cop II. From these, Moroder has accumulated three Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, four Grammys and more than 100 gold and platinum records. Giorgio Moroder was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2004.

GIORGIO MORODER

KYLIE MINOGUE

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Jimmy Sommerville HOMAGE CD

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Pop icon and social rights trailblazer Jimmy Somerville Makes Highly Anticipated Return

With New Album HOMAGE

dropping March 10th

Membran has announced the release of hugely anticipated album from Jimmy Somerville – HOMAGE arrives in America on March 10th.

 

The euphoric joy of disco has been one consistent thread, which has run through the diverse, illustrious thirty-year career of pop legend Jimmy Somerville.

 

Travesty”, written by Jimmy and produced by long-time producer John Winfield, is a taster of his forthcoming album Homage that as the title suggests, pays homage to the disco era. The emphasis throughout the recording of the new album has been on achieving the musical authenticity of the original disco era Jimmy grew up with and loves so much.
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A proud Jimmy Somerville comments: “I’ve finally made the disco album I always wanted to and never thought could. If I was 15 again I’d buy it, sit on my bed, slowly open the gate-fold, slide out the vinyl, place it on the turntable then jump off the bed and imagine someone just passed me a tambourine…I’d be in heaven!  The horns, the strings, the bass, the guitars, the drums, the backing vocals and the melody….the escape. So open your ears embrace the groove and pay homage to an all too easily derided sound … I LOVE Disco!”

 

Some of the biggest selling tracks amongst Jimmy Somerville’s colorful and vast back catalogue are his unique takes on some of the anthems that defined the disco era. Covers of classics such as “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”, “Never Can Say Goodbye”, “Don’t Leave Me This Way” and “I Feel Love”, saw Jimmy bring his upbeat sensibility to these tracks along with his unique, instantly identifiable voice; one of the defining voices of our times.

The recording of Homage saw Jimmy undertake a painstaking replication of the sounds of vintage disco anthems, which inspired him and has been an extended labor of love.

30 years after the release of “Smalltown Boy”, this new celebratory chapter in Jimmy’s career starts right here.

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