N Sync’s JC Chasez returns to music, but this time he’s the brains of the operation. Along with producer/songwriter Jimmy Harry, the two created a girl group named Girl Radical. Consisting of 11 vocalists, Girl Radical was inspired by giant girl groups currently dominating music in Japan and Korea. The girls come from all walks of life. One of them is Rob Schneider’s niece, while another worked as a hand double, playing piano for the camera. Chasez revealed to Billboard.com, that there could be up to 21 girls in the group. That’s just insane.
Personally, I don’t get the appeal of having so many members in a group. Trying to remember the five spices when Spice Girls first arrived was hard enough. Let’s be honest, besides Nicole Scherzinger who else’s name does the majority of the public know from the Pussycat Dolls? And can you imagine the catfights that could potentially occur due to having so many girls. Trying to outshine a couple of girls is already hard enough, let alone an army of them.
Check out Girl Radical’s first music video below. It’s a cover of No Doubt’s 1995 hit, “Just A Girl.” Here’s why Chasez chose to go with a cover as the girls’ debut single.
“We just like the feel of it. It’s a good jumping-off point as far as a cover tune goes. There are 11 girls, and they can each represent their femininity or toughness or however you take their performance. We shot the video with Steven Barston, and we want you to get a look at the girls, so it’s a clean white wall. For the first couple of videos, we’d like to keep them very simple because you have to get to know them first.”
I haven’t opened up any of my gifts yet this year, but I already know what I want for Christmas next year. Total diva move, right?
No doubt about it (excuse the pun) but Gwen Stefani is hands down one of the most stylish women in music. Out of all the celebrity vanity fashion lines out there, Stefani’s L.A.M.B. is consistently one of the most well-received. At long last, I finally get a chance to purchase something coming from her keen fashion sense. No Doubt is teaming up with one of my favorite British brands- Fred Perry. I’m still working this black bowler bag I bought in London a few years ago. It’s been all around the world with me.
So far only three pieces from No Doubt and Fred Perry’s collaboration have been revealed. Each article of clothing certainly has the band’s influence of ska and reggae roots. Combined with Perry’s preppy style, it makes for a great combination. Love the trim and check pattern of the 1950′s bomber jacket. Me likey a lot. So sad, I have to wait til Spring 2013. Check out my soon-to-be-acquired jacket along with the v-neck sweater and slim fitted shirt below.
Our latest Homorazzi episode just aired yesterday on OUTtv with Tommy, Nic, Patrick and Adam (shown above, from left to right). In case you missed it (or if you’re not in Canada), we’ve got the full episode for you to check out below. This was our eighth episode and we definitely had a lot of fun with it.
After sharing our Halloween costumes with you, we move into Gossip and discuss the rumor that Jessica Simpson’s dad is gay. One of the four panelists admits that he finds Joe Simpsons attractive and perhaps has a little crush on him.
In Music, we talk about No Doubt‘s controversial music video and Christina Aguilera’s new Lotus album, which quickly turns into why Tommy thinks Aguilera is “TOO MUCH!” As we delve into Movies, we zone in on the biggest movies of the moment, Skyfall and Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Moving onto TV (which Adam & Tommy watch A LOT of), the first show to be discussed is The New Normal. “Nene Leakes is turning me out,” says Tommy. Nic tries to say something is “turning him out” later in the episode, but it doesn’t go so well. LOL. Other shows discussed include American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, DTLA, and RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars.
Late yesterday, No Doubt released their music video for “Looking Hot” and not even 24 hours later, it’s been taken down. The video had Gwen Stefani and her bandmates as Native Americans that get captured and end up in a “Cowboys and Indians‘ type fight. Homorazzi cast member Nic posed the question in his article: “Harmless video? Or racial stereotyping?”
In no time at all, the video received a lot of backlash in the YouTube comments and many were offended and felt that the video trivialized Native American people. No Doubt has not take the criticism lightly and as a result, they promtly took the video down and have issued a statement of apology to all that were offended by their video. I’ve included the statement they issued below.
During the week of October 3, 1992, Billboard launched its Pop Songs radio airplay chart, gauging the biggest hits on mainstream Top 40 radio. To commemorate the chart’s 20th anniversary, Billboard is counting down the Top 100 Pop Songs on the chart over the past two decades (1992-2012). From rock to country music and everything in between, each genre is represented well in the countdown. That said, you’ll be surprised to know who lands in the Top 10.
Given that it’s a Pop Chart, you’d assume the artists in the above picture would’ve made the upper echelon of the list. Sure Katy Perry, Britney Spears, LMFAO and Adele make the Top 100 cut, but fail to make the Top 10. Instead, the list is occupied mostly by pop-rock ballads with a dance track thrown in for good measure. Even more shocking is who landed the No. 1 slot. Here are a few highlights from the Top 100 Pop Song list, with the Top 10 after that.
First of all, I have to say that I love the song, which also features Busy Signal and Major Lazer. It’s got such a strong hook and it’s totally in line with the No Doubt I remember. Gwen Stefani looks flawless in the video (as usual) and they all seem to have such a blast filming it. As you can tell from the photo above, the video is in black & white.
No Doubt’s new album is released as of today, so be sure to get it on iTunes! Check out the “Push and Shove” music video below.
It’s here, it’s here, it’s almost here. No Doubt are weeks away from releasing their first album back together since 2001. Can you believe it’s been that long? Even with front woman Gwen Stefani taking a shot at the solo spotlight and releasing some pretty great tracks, nothing can compare to the reggae-pop infused sound that is No Doubt. Their upcoming album Push And Shove is sure to be a fan pleaser and to make even more exciting, we have an album preview just for you to stream.
Including all eleven tracks from the standard edition of the album, the disc feels so cohesive and doesn’t leave out any of that good-feeling, No Doubt sound we all love. We’ve already heard Settle Down and Push And Shove but the rest of the album does not disappoint. Tracks like Looking Hot keep you lusting for the summer to never end while more laid backs tracks like the Heaven close out the album nicely. What’s nice about this sixteen minute-plus preview is that it really gives you a chance to get into each and every song. For what it’s worth, I cannot wait to get a copy!
This morning, all four members of No Doubt headed to the studio with Ryan Seacrest to debut their title single off their upcoming album, Push and Shove. Cue my excitement. I have to admit, I was overjoyed for a No Doubt reunion but was a little underwhelmed by Settle Down at first. However, the track grew on me the more and more I heard it and now, can’t stop jamming out to the dancehall track.
Push and Shove offers more of the same island flavor with a little but of an elementary dubstep twist. Produced by mega-hit maker Diplo, the single gives us classic No Doubt while still keeping the sound fresh. The song also features verses from both Major Lazer and Busy Signal. I have a feeling this album is going to have you dreaming of sandy beaches and pina colados all listen through. At least, that’s how I feel from the first two singles anyways. Their new album will hit shelves on September 25 so mark your calendars and listen to the title track below.