Cher will appear on two tracks off of Wu-Tang’s upcoming “secret album” The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. (Hear a snippet here).
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Cher has been a vocal gay ally for most of her decades-long career, and her latest public stance is no exception. In an interview with Canada’s MacLean’s magazine, Cher revealed that she was asked to come to Russia during next year’s Winter Olympics but declined due to the country’s recent anti-gay law.
“I can’t name names, but my friend called who is a big oligarch over there and asked me if I’d like to be an ambassador for the Olympics and open the show,” she said. “I immediately said no. I want to know why all of this gay hate just exploded over there. He said the Russian people don’t feel the way the government does.”
In July, Russia passed a controversial law that bans the public discussion or display of gay rights in front of minors. With Russia hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics, many gay-rights advocates have spoken out against the law.
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It’s like two unicorns made a beautiful, unwanted baby: Yes children, Cher and Gaga did a duet; and no, you were never meant to hear it.
Because apparently “The Greatest Thing” is not great enough to officially be released. According to Cher‘s Twitter, first it wrongly snuck onto the internet:
Disappointed( Ive Sat on fkng song 4 over a yr )NOW SOME ASSHOLE LEAKS WRONG VERSION ! GaGa’s SINGLE IS GREAT, & THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS
And anyway, Gaga had already nixed it:
@MattieStaddie She Doesn’t Like It! Shes an ARTIST… Its Her Song, Her Voice,Her Choice 💖
Click after the jump to listen (Your Choice):
UPDATE: The link has apparently been pulled. Unicorns, we hardly knew ye!
Last night on The Voice, some blonde girl who we’ll probably never have to hear from again won the competition. So let’s skip right to the big news: Cher returned to the stage for the first time in 12 years, and she brought her totally gonzo hair with her.
Of course, she also pulled back the curtain on her new single “Woman’s World,” which combines the techno-thump of “Believe” with the ladies-in-the-front tribal fist-pumpery of Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls).” She sounded a little shaky, but she still has a set of pipes.
And besides, who could really hear her over that sparkly jacket? Check out Cher’s live rendition of “Woman’s World” below. READ FULL STORY
Watch out, Shania from The New Normal — the real Cher’s back.
Warner Brothers has confirmed that Cher’s first album in over a decade is due out early next year, with a tentative March release date. The pop vet’s most recent studio album, Living Proof, came out back in 2001 and debuted in the top 10, going on to sell more than a million copies worldwide.
So, what will Cher’s 26th effort sound like? “Eclectic!” the woman herself tweeted, adding that it’ll be in line with her massively successful 1998 album Believe. “Lots of dance, but none [are] SAME KIND OF DANCE ! Have Big ass Choruses, Some HEART RIPPERS!”
Well, we’ll see about all that. One thing is all but certain, though — we’ll be seeing a lot of Cher on TV singing competitions next year. In the meantime, scroll down to listen to “Woman’s World,” the new Cher single that you probably didn’t even know came out a couple of weeks ago.
Though the list had its share of Brit-tastrophes, there is no shortage of American cheese. Some inclusions make absolute sense (Paris Hilton and Steel Panther, anyone?), though other artists who made the cut (Lady Gaga, Britney Spears) might cause more than a few internet mutinies.
Keep reading to see Black’s video and judge for yourself, then see which other guilty-pleasure highlights made the list: READ FULL STORY
The release of a much-anticipated collaboration between Lady Gaga and Cher—a song titled “The Greatest Thing,” written by Gaga and producer RedOne—is just around the corner: Yesterday, in response to a follower’s query about when the song would be out, Cher tweeted simply, “SEPTEMBER.” Here’s an appropriate response: Praise divas!
“The Greatest Thing” is set to be the lead single from Cher’s 26th studio album, which has been in the works for quite some time now. Last year, the superstar told EW that she was working with Diane Warren, the legendary songwriter behind Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me” and two tunes from Burlesque, including Cher’s power ballad “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me.”
“It really won’t be ‘Believe’-ish,” she said of the album at that early stage. “It will be more…I don’t know how to say it. I can’t put a genre to it. It’s a little bit more real instruments, like guitars and stuff like that.” As recently as June, Cher tweeted that her new, still untitled album will be “WAY DANCE.” (Could that be the title? Ha.)
No official release date has been set for the album or the single yet, but you can sleep soundly knowing that a sure-to-be-delicious diva collaboration—and a diva comeback!—is coming soon. Consider it your gift for being so good this summer.
Curious about “The Greatest Thing” and what it might sound like? You’re in luck, since a demo version of the song, sung in full by only Gaga, is on the nets. It sounds sort of “Believe”-ish, if you ask me. Enjoy it here:
her recent cover profile in Vanity Fair—subjects ranged from the demise of her relationship with former (and now deceased) husband Sonny Bono and her son Chaz’s sex change to working with pop star Christina Aguilera in the upcoming, to-be-released-on-Thanksgiving movie Burlesque. But one particular point Cher made in the piece stopped me in my tracks—the star thinks she and Sonny have been overlooked for inclusion in one of music’s most coveted groups: the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Music icon Cher addressed quite a few buzzy topics in
“Sonny and I still aren’t in the [Rock and Roll] Hall of Fame, and it just seems kind of rude,” Cher said. “Sonny was a good writer, and we started something that no one else was doing. We were weird hippies before there was a name for it, when the Beatles were wearing sweet little haircuts and round-collared suits…. We influenced a generation, and it’s like: What more do you want?”
It’s an interesting point, right? And honestly, one that I’ve never thought about too much when it comes to discussions around who is being snubbed from being nominated into the group. What do you think, Music Mixers? Does Cher have a point? Or have all those sequins over the years made her delusional on this subject? Were Sonny and Cher influential—and rock and roll—enough to warrant being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so sound off in the comments below.
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