Demi Lovato performed at the iheartradio theater in Burbank last night and she pulled out "Give Me Love" by Ed Sherran as a surprise for the audience.
Talk all the mess you want about her voice being off a little bit. At least her microphone is on.....punk!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Go on get it Demi!
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Somebody call Neil deGrasse Tyson, Janelle Monae just set off the second Big Bang! The Electric Lady lit up the stage last week in a breath-taking concert for a few hundred thrilled fans at the I Heart Radio Theatre in Burbank (the former Tonight Show set). Monae opened with a premiere of "What is Love" from the upcoming RIO 2 soundtrack before leading her nine-piece band on a voyage through crowd-pleasers including "Cold War," "Dance Apocalyptic" "Primetime" and "Q.U.E.E.N."
Indeed, with her combination of indefatigable showmanship, musical versatility, playful inventiveness and commitment to craft in musicianship, design, dancing and more, Monae is by far the most exciting performer to break out since Prince himself. Part James Brown, part Stevie Wonder, part Erykah Badu and ALL Janelle Monae, the exhilarating scope of her artistic ambition defies simplistic categorization. How many artists simultaneously invoke seminal Buddhist texts and Dorothy Dandridge; gnostic Science Fiction and Neo-soul; Hip-Hop and Torch Songs? Monae does it all with a combination of skill, hard work, charisma and that all-too-rare quality in our narcissism-gone-wild culture: humility.
Katy Perry is set to be the first ever artist to perform at the iHEART RADIO THEATER L.A. as she holds her record release party there on October 22nd!
Katy will also be a doing a Q&A at the event and the entire concert will air on ALL 175 Clear Channel stations starting at 6 P.M. central time on October 22nd.
The performance will also be recorded and air on the CW Network October 25th. No word on how tickets will be sold or given away.
The theater is located at the former location of NBC Studios, where The Jay Leno show was at. You know, when Conan O'Brien took over the Tonight Show for a week and they gave Jay that giant lot where he raced cars and stuff? That lot.
"The iHEARTRADIO THEATER LOS ANGELES will create pop culture events that reach tens of millions of fans across the country live on the radio as well as further extending our reach to video streaming and television platforms. It is a way for us to expand our support for incredible superstars like KATY PERRY as well as exciting new and emerging artists," said CCM+E Pres./Entertainment Enterprises JOHN SYKES. "In addition, the new Theater will enable CLEAR CHANNEL and iHEARTRADIO to offer artists, labels and advertisers a variety of unique on-air and online promotional and sponsorship opportunities."
"We couldn't be more excited to have KATY PERRY be the one to break in our amazing iHEARTRADIO THEATER LA," said Pres./National Programming Platforms TOM POLEMAN. "Similar to our iHEARTRADIO THEATER in NEW YORK, our new theater gives artists like KATY PERRY the perfect stage to showcase their new projects in front of an intimate studio audience, while reaching millions more through our national broadcast audience."
That radio and TV audience will be substantial.-DocFB
Diagnosis: We predicted that Katy's new CD "PRISM" will sell over a million in it's first week and be the last million seller for quite some time. With that radio and TV deal, looks like we will be more than right.
Bruno Mars talks about his journey recording "Unorthodox Jukebox" and performs "Locked Out of Heaven", "Marry You" and more!
I'm really looking forward to Bruno's upcoming tour! Check for dates HERE!-DocFB
Diagnosis: The trumpet players get all the girls.
Bad news for Green Day fans. They have officially cancelled their 2012 Voodoo Music & Arts Experience performance on October 27th, 2012.
There was no reason given for the band's cancellation in the statement I received but we do know that Billie Joe Armstrong checked into rehab for substance abuse a little over a week ago after the band's Iheartradio performance.
"Canceling shows is something we rarely do," said Tré Cool. "We never want to let our fans down, and we are grateful for all of you being understanding during this time."
For those that may have thought this was for show, it seems like you may be wrong.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Get Well Soon BJ!
A rep for Green Day has confirmed that Bille Joe Armstrong has checked into rehab for substance abuse. This comes 2 days after a meltdown on stage at the iHeartradio music festival.
They are cancelling some upcoming promotional appearances for ¡Uno! which is set for release this Tuesday.
During the now infamous meltdown, Billie Joe curses everyone from Usher to Justin Bieber for the festival cutting the band's set short.
There is no time table for how long Billie Joe will be in rehab.-DocFB
Prince Does Surprise Performance At iHeartradio W/Mary J. Blige Of “Sweet Thing” & “Nothing Compares 2 U” Watch Now!
PRINCE performed with Mary J. Blige tonight at the Iheartradio festival in Las Vegas. They performed "Sweet Thing" and "Nothing Compares 2 U" and brought the crowd to its knees. Prince's performance was a surprise but it leaked...ahem....online hours before they were to take the stage.
For more photos and the performance, click on the continue reading button below!