Keith Girard

Kesha, Macklemore Perform ‘Good Old Days’ Live on Ellen (Watch!)

Macklemore and Kesha performed their duet “Good Old Days” live on Ellen for a show that airs today (Sept. 25). It was a victory lap for the embattled pop star, who has been locked in a bitter legal battle with her former producer, Dr. Luke and his record label. Kesha split the music industry when she became embroiled in a nasty legal fight three years ago....

Macklemore Shows Support for Kesha on New Tune ‘Good Old Days’ (listen!)

Macklemore’s new single, “Good Old Days,” featuring Kesha, is more than an opportunity for Kesha to show off her singing chops. It’s a strong statement of support for her in her ongoing legal battle with her former manager. Kesha split the music industry when she became embroiled in a nasty legal fight with her record label boss Dr. Luke three years ago. ...

Carly Rae Jepsen Bounces Around Set in New Cut to the Feeling Video (See!)

Carly Rae Jepsen cuts loose with a video about making a video for her new tune “Cut to the Feeling.” Not exactly a new concept, but it provides a nice behind-the-scenes look at the singer. Let’s hope she’s as easygoing when the cameras aren’t rolling. Carly sings “Cut to the Feeling” for the animated movie “Leap! The singer also voiced a character in the movie along with Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff and “Dance Star” Maddie Ziegler. ...

Lana Del Rey Caught in Love Spell in Dystopian White Mustang Video (See!)

Lana Del Rey is off on another romance somewhere in the not too distant future in her lastest video for “White Mustang,” the third song off her new album, Lust for Life. It follows videos for “Love” and “Lust for Life”). The song is cut from the same minor chord mold that marks her musical style. It’s a haunting, some say ethereal, sound that ooze sensuality....

Just When Kesha Restores Credibility, She Goes Off Deep End, Again (video!)

Kesha, the pop singer who was dragged through the mud by former producer Dr. Luke over sex assault allegations, successfully launched a comeback with a new song and album. But she’s losing it again with fantastic claims about the inspiration for her new music. Those spaceships on the cover of her album aren’t for nothing. She claims that real-life space aliens inspired her work. ...

John Mayer No Longer Looking for Accolades, New Music ‘More About Me’

John Mayer has played the chart game for most of his career, but now he’s playing music for himself, he tells Rolling Stone in a new interview. “For all the moves I’ve made on the musical chessboard, I am now me. I’m no dummy,” he says. Mayer has been touring recently with Dead & Company, featuring Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, members of the Grateful Dead, one of the most famous jam bands in music history. ...

What’s Liam Gallagher Got Against Today’s Rockers? Plenty, It Seems

Liam Gallagher, the outspoken and irascible former frontman for the British rock band Oasis, is picking another fight. He’s vowing to “counteract the bullshit” of today’s rock bands with a new album, because they’ve lost their distinctive sounds and drifted into pop music. “I love music as much as anyone. What I see going down is that I’m just ‘leave it out mate, you can do better than that,” he says in a new interview....

Lorde Pop Music Spiral Confirmed by New Song ‘Perfect Places’ (listen)

Lorde has released her promised song, “Perfect Places,” a dreamy ballad that confirms her spiral into pop music. The song is from her widely anticipated sophomore album Melodrama. Say goodbye to indie-rock. Her debut album, 2013’s Pure Heroine was an international success. The album’s indie-rock vibe was a refreshing change from homogenized pop of singers like Ariana Grande, Katy Perry,Taylor Swift and others. ...

Lorde Teases New Song Release; Talks Breakup Tunes on New Album

Lorde, the New Zealand singing sensation, is teaseing plans to drop a new song on Friday (June 6) from her widely anticipated sophomore album Melodrama. Her debut album, 2013’s Pure Heroine was an international success. Lorde, real name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, shared some lyrics to the track with her 4.8 million Twitter followers last night (May 30) on Twitter ....

Harry Styles to Open World Tour as Solo Act in San Francisco This Fall

Harry Styles, the One Direction boy bander, will take his hair and hit the road as a solo act this fall, kicking off his world tour in San Francisco. He’ll be supporting his debut solo album, which includes his new single “Sign of the Times.” It was only a matter of time before Styles and One Direction members–Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik–went their own way....

Is Lana Del Rey Recycling the Same Lyrics Over and Over Again? (video!)

Lana Del Rey released a new audio video for her song “Lust for Life,” and it’s already racked up nearly 7 million views on YouTube–and some pretty heated criticism. It seems the singer is recycling the same, or nearly the same lyrics over and over again. The song features the Weeknd for the title track off her upcoming album by the same name....

Drake Strikes Out With Rihanna, But Female Intruder Ready, Willing

Drake, the Canadian rapper, infamously struck out with Rihanna, but he’s still apparently a chick magnet. A female intruder allegedly broke into his house and was discovered wearing one of his hooded sweatshirts. The woman, who was not identified, was discovered in the rapper’s bedroom by a member of his entourage. The 24-year-old woman was arrested and charged with felony burglary, ...

Alternative Rock Crown Slips; Lorde More Pop, Less Filling (watch!)

Lorde, who broke all the rules with her debut studio album, Pure Heroine, appears to be falling back in line with her latest set, Melodrama. Her two new songs, “Green Light” and “Liability,” veer into pop commercialism. Lorde broke out with her debut single “Royals,” a powerful ballad that made a strong statement about social inequality and the pursuit of crass commercialism. But the Queen of Alternative Rock may be having her Bob Dylan moment...

Meghan Trainor Adds Some Pop to Sony Smurf Movie (See New Video!)

Meghan Trainor, who went from YouTube sensation and self-published musician to the top of the charts, lends her vocals to Sony’s latest animated Smurf movie, “Smurfs: The Lost Village.” Trainor’s song “I’m a Lady,” is featured in the movie. The studio released a preview of the song with film footage last Friday and followed up today (Mar. 3) with the Trainor’s music video. The song is pure pop with a rock and roll vibe. It’s billed as a girl-power anthem. She sings...

Lana Del Ray Takes Another Dream Ride in ‘Love’ Music Video (see!)

Lana Del Rey has been under the radar for over a year, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been busy. She dropped a new video for her song “Love” over the weekend. The good news for fans is she’s still lost in a surreal dreamland where life imitates a burning cigarette. Her upcoming fifth studio album reunites the singer with longtime producer and collaborator Rick Nowels. Benny Blanco and Emile Haynie also contributed to the album....

Keith Girard

Keith Girard is Editor and Pubilsher of TheImproper, New York City’s cutting edge arts, entertainment pop culture and lifestyle Web magazine. Before that, he was editor-in-chief of Billboard magazine and a reporter for the Washington Post among other media positions.