To last ten years in the fickle industry that is the music business, you earn the right to call yourself a star. To go beyond that you start heading into a different solar system. Irish duo Jedward, John and Edward Grimes, today transcend the bounds of the Milky Way as they mark 11 years since they first headed down the road to becoming household names.
Jedward star John Grimes last week released a stunning acoustic cover of ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, dedicated to his best friend Tara Reid, who had told him it was her favourite song. The track, based on the Israel Kamakawiwo’ole arrangement, comes ahead of tomorrow’s release of the music video for Jedward’s song, ‘Taste The Heat’.
Machine Gun Kelly (EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records) has released an acoustic version of ‘Bloody Valentine’, along with a new music video to accompany the vocal performance. While strumming on the acoustic guitar, the music video places Machine Gun Kelly on top of a breath-taking hilltop while sitting on his motorcycle.
In an exclusive interview for PageSix’s ‘We Hear’ podcast, Sharknado star Tara Reid spoke about life in quarantine in Los Angeles. She revealed that not only is she sharing her lockdown with her boyfriend, but also her best friends, John and Edward, aka Jedward, who have an apartment in the same building as her.
It’s that time of year when we would ordinarily be gearing up to watch European music’s night of nights, The Eurovision Song Contest. Alex Sparrow competed for his native Russia in the contest in 2011, when it was held in Dusseldorf, finishing in 16th position. There’s no Eurovision this year because of Covid-19, but there’s an Alex Sparrow song – the singer, composer, actor and producer, now based in Los Angeles, has released his most recent single, ‘Let’s Stay Home Tonight’, and although it’s no compensation for the Eurovision, it’s a fun song with an equally upbeat music video.
YUNGBLUD has shared the video for his new single ‘Weird!’ (Locomotion / Interscope Records). Directed by YUNGBLUD and Tom Pallant, the video was shot with minimal production by a three-person crew, all of whom are quarantining together. The video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, MTV International territories and on the Viacom Times Square billboards.
Lockdown seems to be agreeing with Jedward, who are using the period to stimulate their creativity while they are in isolation in Los Angeles. For the second time this week, John has released a video of himself singing and playing guitar, and also for the second time, it’s a song by a former One Direction member – this time ‘Falling’, by Harry Styles, which was released earlier this year.