During an interview with Chicago's 103.5 KISS FM, Britney Spears was asked about reports that she plans to lip-sync during her Las Vegas concerts. The pop star refuted the rumors and then denied lip-syncing altogether, saying, "I'm definitely going to be singing live. I always sing live. It doesn't sound so great all the time, but I do my best." Spears' manager Larry Rudolph has also responded to the rumors, stating that she will sing live and has been seeing a vocal coach every day.
In a new interview with UK's Team Rock Radio, Gene Simmons takes shots at Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse. The KISS frontman lists musicians he considers "legends" -- Elvis, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix -- and then claims that since the '80s, there hasn't been "one superstar that's bigger than their music, and not just somebody that's recorded one or two records." He goes on to say, "Kurt Cobain -- no, that's one or two records. That's not enough. Amy Winehouse -- that's one or two records. That's not enough. What, just 'cause you died, that makes you an icon? No, no."
Madonna tells Harper’s Bazaar she was attacked when she moved to New York in 1977. “New York wasn’t everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms. The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back, and had my apartment broken into three times. I don’t know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time. I was poised for survival. I felt alive. But I was also scared s— … I was defiant. Hell-bent on surviving. On making it. But it was hard and it was lonely, and I had to dare myself every day to keep going.”
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