Friday, January 30, 2015

Michael Steele Quotes

1. There's sexism in the music business. Tons of it.  

2. It's the little things that are really neat. The big stuff doesn't feel like anything. It's hard to explain. Someone'll say you're number one and it's a thrill, but what do you do with that? I mean, you're happy and everything, but - I don't know…



3. (on Joni Mitchell) She was very non-threatening to men because she was sitting there being pretty and playing pretty songs...



4. We kind of had a sort of musical schizophrenia thing happening where there were like the singles that lots of people knew and then there was just the album stuff that the fans knew, and it was kind of a different band represented in the singles and in the album stuff.


5. They weren't writing their own songs and they weren't playing. There was Janis Joplin - but look what happened to her. It was all very controlled back then in the '60s. Like whatever happened to all those female Motown singers? They're all, like, in run-down motels somewhere. 


6. If you can survive success, you can survive anything.


7. And you say "hero" not "heroine". That's interesting because these were the first real strong women. There was Patti Smith who really didn't care if middle-aged ladies would see her picture on the cover of Rolling Stone and say: "Ugh, that doesn't look like a nice girl." And I remember the first time I heard Chrissie Hynde on the radio I just went: "Woah, what is this?" It was the first time that a woman had done that kind of rock posturing without it sounding totally fake. It was like hearing Mick Jagger or something and I just went: "Thank God, somebody finally *did* it!"


8. It was like being a surfer. A wave came up and you had to ride it for as along as you could and then you wiped out and you got maytagged, as we say on the west coast.



9. We were just in this sort of hit machine. The producer knew that this was going to be his shot and so we were sacrificed on the altar of his career. It became our success but it also contributed to our undoing, so it was kind of like a weird deal-with-the-devil thing, y'know? I think "Different Light" is a really good record. It was just…we kind of got lost in it.


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Katy Perry Talks Taylor Swift Feud In "Billboard" Super Bowl Issue

Katy Perry graced the cover of Billboard's latest issue, on newsstands February 2.  






In a new interview with the magazine, Perry, 30, talked about her social media feud with fellow artist Taylor Swift: "If somebody is trying to defame my character, you're going to hear about it."



Katy opened up about performing at the 2015 Super Bowl: "Everyone has been asking me if I'm going to be nervous before the halftime show. I'm like, I'm…human. This is the biggest event of my career. I want the show to be quintessential Katy. It's like the exclamation point on the whole last cycle. This is the cherry on top to everything I've already done."


The pop star also shared about being cautious with affairs: "There is no handbook. In all my relationships, I've learned how I have to be more careful and that it's not up for public consumption."


For the full interview of Katy Perry, check out Billboard.com.



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Katherine Heigl Talks About Doing Topless Scene On "Conan" (FUNNY VIDEO)

Katherine Heigl made an appearance at the "Conan" show on Wednesday, where she opened up about filming a topless scene and how the crew took their tops off as well in solidarity.  




"And then I had to get a photo of it," Heigl, 36, jokingly said, noting: "So I put this fulter on it and posted it. Afterward I was like: "This looks really porny.""


Check out the hilarious video below... 




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Kate Bosworth Knew Michael Polish Was "The One"

Kate Bosworth graced the cover of Marie Claire UK's March 2015 issue, on newsstands now.

In an interview with the magazine, Bosworth, 32, shared about meeting Michael Polish on set: "There are so many people that hook up on movies, and you wonder if that's real, so we didn't go there. I think we were both experienced enough to know that if this was the real deal, we could wait to see what would happen."



The actress also opened up about the moment she knew Polish was the one: "It hit me at about a million miles an hour - I almost fell off my chair. They always say: "you know when you know", and I had found that quite frustrating my whole life. I thought, yeah, but how do you really know? But it's true, he walked in and it hit me like nothing I'd ever felt before."




As for being ready to have children, Kate claimed: "I think we're a few years away yet. We have a few more film babies we want to create first."


For the full interview of Kate Bosworth, check out MarieClaire.co.uk.


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Vicki Peterson Quotes

1. My hope is there will come a day when no girl ever has the issue of walking into a guitar store and the guy behind the counter looks at you strangely and says: "So, what kind of strings does your boyfriend use?" That's when you can say: "I don't know about him, but I use light tops and heavy bottoms!"  






2. We started the band because we did share a common love of a certain type of music that was a little before our time, and most of the people of our own age group weren't into it, so we found a camaraderie with these people who were in love with it… When you listen to our first EP, you say: "Oh, this is a band that worships the Seeds," because it sounds like they're playing through a Fender Deluxe on 11 and a Rickenbacker. And we were, because that's all we had at the time...


3. It took a while before it blossomed into a scene, but we met the guys in the Unclaimed very early on, before we'd even played with Susanna. We loved that band. And then very soon after we started playing around Los Angeles we met the Dream Syndicate and the Salvation Army, and that became our core friends. We always tried to get on the same bill with those bands.


4. We just want to keep recording songs that we enjoy and hope that the rest of the world enjoy them too, because we love playing music and have a great time doing it.



5. It was a slippery slope. By the time we released singles where it really was multiple vocals, it didn't really defuse that perception. People like to paint it as girls having a cat fight but it was more the frustration of not being perceived as a unit.



6. I wish more people knew that the Bangles began as a garage band, and I think the people who do know that about us appreciate us on a different level and in a more full way. To this day, when we play on stage we sound like a garage band. We're rough around the edges and play with that feel. But for all the people who only know "Walk Like an Egyptian" and "Eternal Flame", there's a whole different side to it.


7. We played everywhere, so we had kind of an eclectic crowd - everyone from punkers to rockabilly people to really straight people. We were dressing in thrift store versions of the 60s. One of our first big shows we had plastic dresses made - vinyl cut-outs and that sort of thing. Very mod.


8. The Bangles was sort of an outgrowth of the band I played in high school with my sister Debbi and my best friend at the time, Amanda, who was on bass. At one point in late 1980, we found ourselves down to Debbi and me. We met Susanna Hoffs through an advert in the paper and that started the Bangs (who later became the Bangles). Already, our fierce love of the music of the 60s was very much in evidence, and we started to run into other people in LA who had a similar obsessions.

9. We were lucky and got some press early on, plus we had recorded a 45 which we did almost immediately. We sort of did it ironically to secure our name, but that didn't work. Someone had told us: "Put a record out and no one will steal your name," which wasn't true. But that did get some airplay on KROQ and Rodney Bingenheimer was playing it. That helped create a little bit of notoriety and we used to get written up in the local paper.

10. "Mary Street" is sort of an updated version of "Georgy Girl". It's like talking to an old friend who has just decided she's going to break out of her self-consciousness. It's basically saying you can be who you want to be. Stop excusing yourself and just do it. It's something that we all went through.




11. One night a drunk came on stage and put Michael in a headlock. But she fought him off and continued playing.



12. I felt the first Bangles LP (1984's All Over the Place) was too slick for my taste. I listen to it now and it's barely in tune! I fought tooth and nail against having any keyboards on the record, and no synthesizers. If there were going to be strings, they had to be real strings. I was adamant about that. I lost that battle as we went on - my bandmates didn't care and they wanted to change musically. But there was also energy towards: "What's the single?" Which I was never comfortable with. It came from producer and label and my bandmates.


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Richard Sherman's Girlfriend Is Pregnant (VIDEO)

Richard Sherman's girlfriend Ashley Lillian Moss is officially pregnant and will give birth anytime soon.  








Sherman, 26, is expecting a son with Moss and he revealed he will skip the game if he needs to.


"He's not supposed to come on Sunday," the Seattle Seahawks cornerback claimed in his final pre-game press conference, noting: "Obviously that would change some things, but I think he's going to be a disciplined young man and stay in there until after the game. He's going to do his father his first favor and stay in there for another week or two."


"I've thought about the possibility of him coming during the game or before the game, and we have things in place in case that happens," Sherman said, adding: "We'll cross that bridge when we get there."

Ashley is opening up about her pregnancy for the first time in the video below… 




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Suge Knight Arrested For Killing Man In Hit And Run Accident

Suge Knight has reportedly been arrested after killing a man in a hit and run on the set of a promo shoot for "Straight Outta Compton".  






The accident took place on Thursday afternoon in the Compton neighborhood of Los Angeles and he was busted on Friday morning at around 3am local time.



Suge Knight, whose real name is Marion Hugh Knight, Jr., is being held on $2 million bail at the West Hollywood station.



The rapper's attorney confirmed before the arrest that Knight, 49, was driving the car in the accident, which left another male injured, and that he was preparing to surrender himself to authorities.


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