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PRNewsFoto/Columbia RecordsBarbra Streisand‘s all-star duets album, Partners, is in stores today, and according to the diva, releasing a new album is like giving birth: it’s great, but there’s some difficulty involved.
This morning, Streisand sits down with Robin Roberts on ABC’s Good Morning America to discuss the new project, which finds her singing with top male stars of every genre, from Blake Shelton, Lionel Richie and Andrea Bocelli, to John Mayer, Billy Joel, Josh Groban and even the late King of Rock ‘n Roll, Elvis Presley.
Asked by Roberts if, this far into her career, she still feels the same excitement before releasing a new album, Streisand says, “Oh sure. It’s like being pregnant, y’know? And then it comes out. Yeah. It’s kinda painful and joyous at the same time!”
Speaking of pregnancy, Streisand actually gave birth to one of her duet partners on the album: she sings with Jason Gould, her son with her ex-husband Elliott Gould. She tells Roberts on this morning’s GMA that Jason wasn’t exactly a born performer.
“I once heard him hum when he was 15, through a door that he had closed,” remembers the diva. “[I said,] ‘Jason, is that you? …read more
Columbia RecordsTrain‘s new album Bulletproof Picasso is in stores today, and considering that 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the band’s existence, lead singer Pat Monahan says the album’s unusual title is an apt description of their staying power.
“The whole album is stories of venturing from a small town to San Francisco,” Pat tells ABC News Radio. “And ‘Bulletproof Picasso’ –the song — is about leaving [my hometown of] Pennsylvania and sitting there with my friends and saying, ‘Who’s got the b***s to do this with me? Who’s made of lead paint and bulletproof?'”
“Then, what we realized, was that we’re, in a sense, a ‘Bulletproof Picasso,'” he adds. “‘Cause we’re artists and, for some reason, after 20 years, we’re still here making music people listen to on the radio.”
Of course, few bands can exist for two decades without some lineup changes, and Train is no exception: Bulletproof Picasso is the first not to feature founding drummer Scott Underwood, and other members have left along the way. At this point, the only original members are Pat and guitarist Jimmy Stafford, but Jimmy says despite the changes, they’re still Train.
“We have gone through …read more