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'Vampire Diaries' Soundtrack Features Sky Ferreira, Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins

9/21/2010 9:13pm EDT
The Vampire Diaries
Original Television Soundtrack: The Vampire Diaries serves up a biting mix of exclusive tracks unavailable elsewhere—including songs by Smashing Pumpkins and Gorillaz — plus favorites from season one of the hit TV show, including "Sleep Alone" by Bat for Lashes and "Running Up That Hill" by Placebo. The collection's focus track is "Obsession" by 18-year-old Internet sensation Sky Ferreira, who'll release her eagerly anticipated debut CD in early 2011.

The Original Television Soundtrack: The Vampire Diaries is out October 12, while the new season of the hit CW network show—about two vampire...

Will Young Named Top Gay Role Model

8/16/2010 12:01pm EDT
Will Young
British pop star Will Young is the top role model for gay youngsters in Britain, according to a new survey.

The singer 'came out' shortly after he won U.K. reality contest Pop Idol in 2002 and voters on rights group Stonewall's website have named him their favorite gay public figure. The Leave Right Now hit-maker won 58 per cent of the vote, leaving Alison Goldfrapp trailing in second place with 15 per cent.

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke garnered 12 per cent to land third place, while 2009's The X Factor winner Joe McElderry, who revealed he is gay last month, came fourth with 10 per...

Alison Goldfrapp Hates Lesbian Label

3/3/2010 5:00pm EST
British singer Alison Goldfrapp hates to be labeled a lesbian - because she doesn't want to be "pigeonholed". The Goldfrapp frontwoman is fiercely protective of her private life, and is famously abrupt in interviews when quizzed over her relationships.

And when asked about her latest romance with British film editor Lisa Gunning, the star insisted her sexuality is as fluid as her musical style.

In the interview with Britain's Style magazine, she says, "No, I am not (a lesbian). I think of everything as being about a person and a relationship, and I am in a wonderful relationship with a ...

Goldfrapp Confirmed To Play Coachella April 25

4/22/2008 5:36pm EDT
Following the release of their critically-acclaimed fourth album, Seventh Tree, Goldfrapp will perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA on April 25. The band will then play the Warfield theater in San Francisco on April 26 and the Beacon theater in New York City on April 29.

In praise of a recent sold-out show at Union Chapel in London, The Observer said, "Alison's voice ranges from breathy to soaring, redemptive. This is bold stuff." Prior to the U.S. shows, Goldfrapp will also appear on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on April 22 and KCRW's "Morning Beco...

Goldfrapp Release New Music Video; New Album, 'Seventh Tree,' Due Feb. 26

1/18/2008 9:00am EST
Goldfrapp have released their new video for "A&E", the first single from their upcoming album Seventh Tree. The video's produced and directed by Andrew Duffus and features Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory relaxing in a dense, leafy forest. A reference to their fourth album's lush, back to nature sound? You be the judge...

"A&E" will be available commercially on February 12th and Seventh Tree will hit stores on February 26th.

Check out "A&E" here:

Goldfrapp's New Album, 'Seventh Tree,' Due February 26

11/2/2007 7:30pm EDT
Genre-busting pop pioneers Goldfrapp release their fourth album, 'Seventh Tree' through Mute on February 26th 2008. 'Seventh Tree' is written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory and was recorded at their own studio deep in the English countryside.

'Seventh Tree' follows up the critically acclaimed 'Supernature' album, released in March 2005. Supernature went platinum in the UK and went on to sell over a million copies worldwide. From the captivating electronic balladry of Mercury nominated debut 'Felt Mountain' and its dancefloor-burlesque follow-up, 'Black Cherry', Go...

Goldfrapp Sparkles Again With Remix Album "We Are Glitter," Oct. 17; Listen To "Fly Me Away"

9/19/2006 11:10am EDT
Riding high on the success of their third album, Supernature, red-hot U.K platinum act Goldfrapp - Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory - have a new offering for U.S. fans only with We Are Glitter. Due out October 17 on Mute Records, "We Are Glitter" is a collection of the best remixes of tracks from Goldfrapp's critically acclaimed Supernature. Adventurous and risk-taking, "We Are Glitter" celebrates and re-imagines Goldfrapp and Supernature with each track selected by the band.

The album features work from white-hot remixers The Flaming Lips, DFA, C2 (aka Carl Craig), Benny Benassi, E...

Impressive Debut Single From Natalie Walker Drops June 26

6/19/2006 4:30pm EDT
No One Else' is the highly impressive debut single from Dorado signing Natalie Walker. Twenty-three-year-old Natalie Walker’s journey to recording artist has been a very determined one. Born and raised in Indiana to a Born Again Christian family, Natalie would be the first to admit her teenage years were a struggle. Shy and introverted, she found her escape in singing, recalling a key moment aged 13 when she performed at a banquet for 300 people as the turning point in her life.

At 18, young Natalie got her first break. Replying to an online ad for a singer, she sent some demos to a Ph...

Buzz Continues To Build For Goldfrapp's Third Disc, Due March 7

2/15/2006 2:52pm EST
Alison Goldfrapp
As the buzz continues to build for the March 7 North American release of Goldfrapp's third album Supernature--already hailed as "the best pop album of 2005" by NME in England where it entered the chart at #2 and quickly attained gold status--the U.K.'s hottest act descended on New York City December 5th with a sold-out show at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square. By turns dark, sexy and moody, Goldfrapp raised the temperature for the 2,000-plus fans packed into the Nokia with a set consisting of material from their three albums as well as their recently released Number 1 EP, featuring "Number...