Iggy Azalea “doesn’t give a f**k” if just 42 people buy her new album.
The Australian rapper is preparing to drop her second record ‘In My Defense’ – her first LP since her debut ‘The New Classic’ back in 2014 – on Friday (19.07.19), and she insisted she doesn’t intend to stop there with more new material on the horizon as she revealed plans for another release in 2020.
Asked by a fan if she’s excited for the album to be out in the world, she replied on Twitter: “Yes & I just want to say now, I don’t give a f**k if only 42 ppl buy it.
“All 42 of y’all getting another album next year. I’m not stoppingggg (sic)”
The artwork for the LP features the ‘Saviour’ hitmaker soaked in blood on the side of her car while wearing a glistening silver dress, whilst there is also blood splattered on the side of the car and a red light illuminating the scene.
Posting the picture of the artwork on Instagram, Iggy wrote: “In My Defense: July 19th Pre Order: June 28th (sic)”
Iggy spoke about the artwork’s inspiration on Twitter, where she said it was a “statement” about women in the public eye finding it hard to “defend themselves”.
In a series of tweets explaining the artwork, Iggy wrote: “It’s a statement about women not having the ability to defend themselves under public gaze, not rebirth.
“I guess I don’t feel women are really given a fair chance to be “heard out” so how could anyone survive that amount of judgement.
“I wore a “going out” dress and clutch because I wanted it to feel like I had been out somewhere and was clearly unprepared for a fight (sic)”
David Crosby is open to a reunion with his former supergroup bandmates Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young.
The 77-year-old singer/songwriter former Crosby, Stills, Nash in 1969 with Canadian musician Young joining later and they released eight albums up until 1999.
Crosby would be open to performing with his former bandmates again and he loves them and thinks the music they made together was “great”.
In an interview on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’, he said: “Never say never, man. I have no bad stuff in my heart about any of those guys, man, I made too much great music with them. I love them.”
Crosby – who was the guitarist and singer with The Byrds before forming the folk rock supergroup – did acknowledge that he and his former bandmates were “awful to each other” after Fallon pointed out that they don’t speak to one another.
Crosby said: “We bashed heads with each other so many times, I mean we were so awful to each other so many times. All of us were. And I think we all know that.”
The ‘Ohio’ singer revealed that he is regularly contacted on Twitter by fans asking him and the other band members to “get your act together” and reform in order to “be a voice for the people that love you”.
Crosby conceded that in the current political climate it would “be a great time for us to be out singing like that”, then suggesting he would take part in a “get out for the vote tour” ahead of the next American Presidential elections.
Iggy Pop nearly quit music after being left “drained” by touring.
The 72-year-old rocker admits he “wanted to be free” after hitting the road to promote his 17th album ‘Post Pop Depression’, but he later decided to continue in the music industry.
He said: “I felt drained. I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back and walk away. I wanted to be free.
“I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing.”
Iggy is now set to drop his 18th studio album, ‘Free’, and admits the record “kind of just happened”.
He is quoted by The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column as saying: “It’s all that you need – not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free.
“So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen.”
Last year, Iggy teamed up with ‘Born Slippy’ hitmakers Underworld for four-track EP ‘Teatime Dub Encounters’, and admitted he wanted to perform “behind a screen” because he is tired of people looking at him.
He said: “Some time, some day, I would like to sit in the dark behind a screen and do the live vocals while they play. I would love to do that.
“But I’m just tired. I’m tired of people looking at me all the time. What I enjoy most in my life are my secret hours.
“So probably if I ever did this live with these guys, it’ll be when they’re somewhere where they’ve got room for an extra hand for bridge or whatever and I can go behind.
“Maybe I could have one guy, like, with a cell phone in my face and nobody could see me.”
Morrissey’s 2001 greatest hits collection is being released on vinyl for the first ever time.
‘The Best of Morrissey’ is a compilation of the singer’s solo songs released between 1988 and 1998 and was originally released on CD in North America only.
Now, Parlophone is revisiting that classic compilation this year and it will come out as a double-LP in vinyl format on August 30.
Rhino.co.uk will also release a “clear” vinyl version, limited to 1000 copies on the same day.
Morrissey launched his solo career with his 1988 album ‘Viva Hate’ following the shock break-up of his band The Smiths in 1987.
In the next decade the ‘This Charming Man’ hitmaker released six albums and achieved five top ten UK singles, including ‘Suedehead’, ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’ and ‘The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get’.
‘The Best of Morrissey’ is comprised of 21 tracks including ‘We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful’ and ‘Glamorous Glue’ from his Grammy nominated 1992 LP ‘Your Arsenal’ and ‘The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get’ and ‘Hold On To Your Friends’ from his 1994 album ‘Vauxhall And I’. It also includes non-album singles ‘Interesting Drug’ and ‘The Last of the Famous International Playboys’, which were collected on compilation album ‘Bona Drag’.
Rarities include the non-album single ‘Sunny’, and the B-sides ‘Sister I’m a Poet’ and ‘Lost’.
All the other studio albums the singer released between 1988 and 1997 are represented with ‘Sing For Your Life’ from 1991’s ‘Kill Uncle’, ‘Do Your Best And Don’t Worry’ from 1995 record ‘Southpaw Grammar’ and ‘Alma Matters’ from 1997’s Maladjusted (1997).
Morrissey’s latest album is ‘California Son’ which is a collection of covers of some of his favourite songs and features contributions from a host of musicians including Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and singer/songwriter LP.
The tracklisting includes The Fifth Dimension’s ‘Wedding Bell Blues’, Bob Dylan’s ‘Only a Pawn In Their Game’ and Roy Orbison’s ‘It’s Over’.
‘The Best of Morrissey two LP tracklisting:
‘The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get’
‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’
‘Do Your Best And Don’t Worry’
‘November Spawned A Monster’
‘The Last Of The Famous International Playboys’
‘Sing Your Life’
‘Hairdresser On Fire’
‘We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful’
‘Certain People I Know’
‘Now My Heart Is Full’
‘I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday’
‘Hold On To Your Friends’
‘Sister I’m A Poet’