Posts by Laura Ferreiro

  • Blur’s ‘Parklife’ Turns 20! 10 Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know

    Laura Ferreiro at Yahoo Music4 hrs ago

    Blur's landmark third album, "Parklife," turns 20 this week. Credited with ushering in a new era of British music known as Britpop that paid homage to iconic pop bands such as the Kinks while intelligently satirizing British culture, "Parklife" cemented Blur's status as post-grunge heroes, spawned four hit singles (including the bouncy "Girls & Boys," for which they're best known in the U.S.), and went triple-platinum in Blur's native U.K. It also stoked the flames of the band's legendary rivalry with Oasis.

    Twenty years later, lead singer Damon Albarn has gone on to front Gorillaz and the Good the Bad & the Queen, wrote an opera, and is about to release a solo album; while bassist Alex James became a gourmet cheese maker ( seriously! ), guitarist Graham Coxon released several solo albums, and drummer Dave Rowntree ran for political office. Blur is still sporadically active, headlining the Coachella Festival in 2013 and touring Japan earlier this year, but it's 1994's "Parklife" that put them on the map. To celebrate the album's 20th anniversary, here are 10 fascinating facts about "Parklife":

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  • Demi Lovato’s Triumph Over Tragedy and How She ‘Let It Go’

    Laura Ferreiro at Yahoo Music14 days ago

    Monday at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Yahoo Screen, Frankly Chat and Clear Channel will co-host iHeartRadio Live With Demi Lovato at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, Calif. Watch the live concert and download the Yahoo Screen app here.

     

    It's no secret that Demi Lovato has been through some tough times. The chart-topping pop singer has made no bones about it, sharing stories of her struggles with drugs, alcohol, and bulimia with her fans and the media. In fact, the reason the singer was chosen to sing "Let It Go" – the emotive, Oscar-winning song from Disney's animated film, "Frozen," about overcoming adversity – is because she transcended her tumultuous past.

    [Related: Demi Lovato Pulls a Frosty-Fun Prank]

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  • Jack White to Make the ‘World’s Fastest Record’ for Record Store Day

    Laura Ferreiro at Yahoo Music21 days ago

    Unlike Guns N' Roses' notorious album, "Chinese Democracy," which took more than a decade to finish, Jack White has announced that he will release the fastest record ever made – completing it in less than a day.

    The former White Stripes frontman plans to enter the studio at his record label, Third Man Records in Nashville, on the morning of April 19 – Record Store Day – and record a live, direct-to-acetate version of the title track from his forthcoming album, "Lazaretto."

    The masters of the limited-edition single will immediately be sent to a nearby record pressing company, United Record Pressing, which will begin pressing the 45s right away, using photos of White's performance as the record sleeve design.

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