Shawn Mendes & Zac Brown Band Teaming For “CMT Crossroads”
Shawn Mendes and Zac Brown Band will team up for an upcoming episode of "CMT Crossroads," airing October 24th. The episode will tape this week in Franklin, Tennessee.
“I’m so excited to head to Nashville to play with Zac and the band on ‘Crossroads,'” Mendes shares. “It’s going to be a blast.”
Zac notes, “Shawn is an incredibly talented artist and it’s been exciting to watch his career rise over the past few years," adding, "We’ve had fun collaborating together; this Crossroads will be very special with huge vocals and musicality. It will be unexpected and something that both sets of fans will enjoy.”
Lady Gaga Calls Fame “Unnatural”
Lady Gaga’s new movie “A Star Is Born” deals with the high price of fame, and how lead to substance and mental health issues, and during a press conference at the the Toronto Film Festival this weekend she suggested that the entertainment industry needs to do more to help those who may be struggling.
"I think that would be wonderful, not just for artists, but the whole world, if we intervene early in life when we see people struggling," Gaga offers. "Fame is very unnatural." She then talked of the characters in the film, noting, "And we see that Jack is struggling is this film. There's substance abuse, there's trauma. Ally also, for me, is struggling from depression at the beginning of the film, in not believing in herself."
She adds, “The truth is, people think we change. It's not us that change, it's everyone around us who changes."
Paramore Retires “Misery Business”
Paramore has performed their tune “Misery Business” for the last time, at least for a while. The band performed the 2007 hit during their Nashville “Art + Friends” event this weekend, but Hayley Williams told the crowd they were retiring the song.
“Tonight we’re playing this song for the last time for a really long time,” she shared. “This is a choice that we’ve made because we feel that we should. We feel like it’s time to move away from it for a little.”
Hayley had previously expressed her issues with the song, which features the line “Once a whore, you’re nothing more/I’m sorry that’ll never change.” In a 2015 blog post she noted, "Misery Business is not a set of lyrics that I relate to as a 26-year-old woman. I haven’t related to it in a very long time. Those words were written when I was 17… admittedly, from a very narrow-minded perspective."