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Lorde's Lollapalooza Performance Will Be Streamed Online

By Shane Lou

ABC/Lou RoccoLorde is part of the opening-day lineup of the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago this weekend. If you can’t make it to Grant Park to check out her performance, you can still watch it online.

Lorde’s set will stream on Lollapalooza.Redbull.tv and via the Red Bull TV app Friday at 7 p.m. Central time. At 8:30 p.m., you’ll be able to tune in to a performance by Zedd.

On Sunday at 3:15 p.m., you can see fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff‘s side project, Bleachers.

The complete live-stream schedule is posted on Lollapalooza.com.

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Taylor Swift to Perform on the MTV Video Music Awards

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Image Courtesy Ash Newell/13 ManagementTaylor Swift isn’t a nominee for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, but she’s reportedly been tapped to perform at the show.

E! Online is reporting that Taylor is planning something “explosive” for the VMAs, though it’s unclear what that entails. However, its source states that Taylor will not be collaborating with another artist.

Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer and Usher were named to the performance lineup earlier this month.

The ceremony will be held August 24 in Los Angeles. Beyonce has the most nominations of any artist, with eight.

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Colbie Caillat's "Try" Inspired by Label's Request for Her to Be Poppier & Sexier

By Shane Lou

Courtesy: Republic RecordsColbie Caillat‘s song “Try” — especially its video, where she and other women go makeup-free — is getting a lot of attention for its powerful message about women not bowing to pressure to look or act a certain way. But Colbie initially wrote the song after a major dispute with her record label about the direction of her music.

“I recorded an album, I was so proud of it. It had a kind of style…free-spirited, acoustic, happy — more like my old stuff,” she tells ABC News Radio. “And they wanted that changed, and they wanted it to be more pop. And what comes with pop is what all those pop artists do: the girls dress very sexy and revealing, and the videos are over-the-top. And they were requesting that of me.”

As you might expect, this didn’t sit well with Colbie: she loved the music she’d created, and was furious that she was told it wasn’t good enough.

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Katy Perry Has the Most-Watched Music Video on YouTube This Year

By Shane Lou

ABC/Richard HarbaughYouTube recently compiled a playlist of the most-viewed music videos on the site so far in 2014. Take a guess as to which clip is number one.

Are you ready for, ready for the answer? It’s the Katy Perry hit “Dark Horse.” Since it was posted in February, it has racked up more than 493 million views.

Shakira occupies the next two spots on the list. Her collaboration with Rihanna, “Can’t Remember to Forget You,” has 358 million views to date, while her World Cup song, “La La La (Brazil 2014),” has 262 million.

Here are the rest of the top 10 videos on the playlist:

4. Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez, “We Are One (Ole Ola) (Olodum Mix)”
5. Enrique Iglesias ft. Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona, “Bailando (Español)”
6. The Chainsmokers, “#SELFIE”
7. Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
8. Frozen, “Let It Go Sing-Along”
9. Jason Derulo ft. Snoop Dogg, “Wiggle “
10. Enrique Iglesias ft. Marco Antonio Solís, “El Perdedor”

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Sarah McLachlan Reveals Who Inspired “Angel”

By Shane Lou

Credit: Kharen HillEveryone knows Sarah McLachlan‘s iconic song “Angel,” if not from her extensive catalog of classic hits, then from those really touching SPCA commercials in which the singer lends her voice to stop animal cruelty.

In a question-and-answer session on The Huffington Post, McLachlan revealed that the song is not written about or inspired by an animal, but by another musician.

Jonathan Melvoin was the keyboardist for the Smashing Pumpkins before his death after a heroin overdose in 1996.

“I wrote ‘Angel’ after being on the road for almost two years straight and was both mentally and physically drained,” McLachlan wrote. “I went to a cottage north of Montreal to relax and write and read an article in Rolling Stone about the Smashing Pumpkins keyboard player who had OD’ed in a hotel room.”

She continued, “The story shook me because though I have never done hard drugs like that, I felt a flood of empathy for him and that feeling of being lost and lonely and desperately searching for some kind of release.”

McLachlan said she wrote “that song in two days.”

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Lady Gaga's "Harper’s Bazaar" Clothing Up for Auction

By Shane Lou

ABC/Matt BrownHere’s your chance to dress like Lady Gaga. Nate D. Sanders Auctions is offering clothing worn by Gaga for her photo spread in the March 2014 issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.

One lot consists of an Emilio Pucci costume, featuring a silver coat, a black nylon and elastane bodysuit, and a black python leather and calfskin bag that buckles around the hip.

A second lot features an ivory-colored Gamme Rouge double twill coat.

The minimum bid for each lot is 7,500 dollars. Bidding will end Thursday at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

In March, Nate D. Sanders sold a one-piece designer outfit worn by Gaga for the same Harper’s Bazaar issue for $15,625.

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OneRepublic Remix EP Now Available on iTunes

By Shane Lou

LeAnn Mueller/Interscope RecordsIf you’re enjoying OneRepublic‘s latest hit, “Love Runs Out,” you may want to check out a new offering from the band on iTunes.

OneRepublic has released an EP comprised of three remixes of “Love Runs Out.” It will cost you $2.99.

The group continues their tour with The Script Wednesday night in Omaha, Nebraska. They’ll perform “Love Runs Out” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on August 11.

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