Taylor Swift hosted a live web chat this evening (Aug. 13) to reveal the first details about her new album, 'Red,' due out on Oct. 22, 2012. And in the midst of telling fans that release date and premiering her new heavily pop-leaning single 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,' Swift shared a somewhat intriguing detail about 'Red': It will feature a duet with English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards show that aired on Sunday, May 20 was brimming with pop music winners and performances, but a handful of Diffuser.fm favorites also received awards -- off the air, anyway. Adele was the clear winner of the night -- she'll be getting a remarkable total of 12 trophies -- even though not a single one of her wins was announced on the televised broadcast.
Donna Summer had died of cancer, according to reports. The singer passed on Thursday, May 17, at the age of 63.
Donald "Duck" Dunn, bassist for Booker T. and the MGs and session player for Stax Records, has died at the age of 70. The news broke on Facebook via an update from Booker T. and the MGs guitarist Steve Cropper: “Today I lost my best friend, the world has lost the best guy and bass player to ever live. Duck Dunn died in his sleep Sunday morning May 13 in Tokyo Japan after finishing 2 shows at the Blue Note Night Club.”
Dave Matthews Band have "finished recording" a new album, and it "will be released this fall," according to ESPN Deportes. The fall 2012 album release was mentioned during an interview with Boyd Tinsley, the band's violinist/mandolinist. While the original report was printed in Spanish, Dave Matthews Band fan website antsmarching.org linked to an English translation of it for easier reading.
As 2012's road trip season begins, AT&T has released a new commercial that cleverly advertises the company's 4G network coverage. In a 30-second spot, AT&T drives a couple from the West Coast all the way home to Brooklyn, N.Y. with the help of music from Interpol, John Denver, George Strait, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Ace Frehley.
Reptar are the new champs of Diffuser.fm's Sound Off. The voting margin was close, but in the end, the indie pop outfit's funky tune 'Orifice Origami' beat Metric's latest single, 'Youth Without Youth,' on the battle that launched Monday. Today, the group's winning song goes up against Lower Dens' 'Brains.'