Kelly Clarkson's Respect For The Members Of Pop-punk Act Jimmy Eat World Has Spiked After The Bandmates Chose Not To Challenge The Songwriters Behind Her New Hit Heartbreak Song Over Allegations Of Plagiarism.
The song was already hitting radio stations when fans noticed the similarities between her tune and Jimmy Eat World's hit The Middle, prompting Clarkson - a longtime fan of the band - to give the old song another listen.
She tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I didn't write the song (Heartbeat Song), I just sang it. But I didn't catch that. Nobody behind the scenes did. What's funny is that I was a huge fan of that Jimmy Eat World album."
Clarkson adds, "I thought it was really cool of Jimmy Eat World to say, 'Hey, no harm, no foul'. There are only so many chords."
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Members Of Queens Of The Stone Age, Paramore And Jimmy Eat World Have Teamed Up To Relaunch A Charity For Disabled Musicians.
The Sweet Stuff Foundation was founded in 2013, and now rockers including Josh Homme have clubbed together to rejuvenate the organisation for performers with serious illnesses and disabilities.
Bosses at the foundation are auctioning off various items, including a signed guitar from last year's (14) Grammy Awards, over the coming months.
A statement from the charity reads, "The mission of The Sweet Stuff Foundation is to help our musical community and their families with the vital elements often overlooked during periods of illness and disability. Things like transportation to medical treatment, assistance with childcare and tuition, income assistance, the 'last wishes' of a lifetime, and special treatments not covered by insurance.
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Jimmy Eat World performed at this year's Download Festival before playing a single date at London's KOKO and then starting their world tour! New album Damages (produced by Alain Johannes) has just been released to public with critical success and the band aim to continue their successful run with a UK tour in September. We spoke with guitarist Tom Linton whilst on site at Download Festival.
CM: How was your trip to the UK? Is it good to be back?
Tom: It feels really good to be back. It's been a few years I think, so it's definitely good to be back with the new record. It just feels good to be back on tour.
CM: We're currently at Download Festival where you're playing the Zippo Encore Stage at 18:20. Over the years, have you personally or the band collectively formed any rituals or traditions that you do before playing a gig?
Tom: We don't do anything too crazy. We do these nerdy vocal warm-ups and do a little stretching. Sometimes there's a guitar back there and we'll just play a little bit, maybe practise a little bit. Nothing Satanic or anything like that.
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A week in videos… It’s been a busy week for the languid voiced, melancholic entity that is Kurt Vile, and he’s topped it off by releasing a new video for KV Crimes – a song off his latest release Wakin' On A Pretty Daze. Directed by Tom Scharpling, the video riffs on the recent news that the 28th of August will officially be known as Kurt Vile Day. The actual ceremony will be marked by a free concert at City Hall from, guess who, Kurt Vile
Lack of sunny weather and increased austerity got you feeling down? Then the video for Michael Franti & Spearhead - I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like) will do a sterling job of perking you up, unless you’re averse to whistling that is. Drums and face paint at the ready; it’s festival season, and Michal Franti & Spearhead are getting ready for a summer of live shows with this seasonal video, full of fun and vitality. And drums. We mentioned drums, right?
While 20 years is a long time to develop that pop punk, emo, power pop or alternative rock sound – whatever you want to call it – it seems as though Jimmy Eat World still sound the same, not that that’s a bad thing. Their eighth studio album 'Damage' is due to hit shelves on June 11th 2013, and the video for their new single, I Will Steal You Bank conjures memories of their frenetic live shows with its nostalgic black & white style.
Korn, The Hives and Jimmy Eat World are among 37 new bands confirmed for Download Festival in June.
The acts are among 37 new bands added to the bill today, joining headliners Iron Maiden, Rammstein and Slipknot.
The festival will take place between June 14 and 16 at Donington Park in Derbyshire, England.
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