Crow Is Cancer-Free And Very Busy
Sheryl Crow’s next album will have some heavy hitters on it. The rocker, 54, appeared in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 5 at the BlogHer16 conference, where she told the crowd that after being treated for breast cancer in 2006, she has been free of the disease for 10 years. Crow, who last released an album in 2013, also told Overheard that she is in the process of recording a new album at her home studio in Nashville that is “inspired by the people who have inspired me since I was a kid.” Among the guest stars: “Stevie Nicks, who is a dear friend,” and “Keith Richards, who is an inspired and amazing human being.” Crow expects the record to be out next spring. She also is about to begin work on another album with songwriter-producer Jeff Trott, who wrote some of her biggest hits, including “My Favorite Mistake.” “If It Makes You Happy,” “Soak Up The Sun” and “Every Day Is A Winding Road.”
The Kid Gets High
Kid Ink pressed his luck during a show at the NextRadio VIP Pool Party on Aug. 7 in West Hollywood. The tattooed rapper performed his singles “Show Me,” “Main Chick” and “Be Real” while balancing on a balcony railing above the Mondrian hotel’s Skybar and spraying the crowd two stories below with a bottle of champagne. Following the show, the 30-year-old joined his crew, The Batgang, in the club’s VIP section, where he told Overheard that he actually is afraid of heights, “but when I’m performing, the fear goes away.” He also said that he’d like to collaborate with Alicia Keys, Katy Perry or Ariana Grande, adding, “I’ve always enjoyed big, strong female voices.”
Ludacris: Nonpartisan Partygoer; Tinashe On Her New Album
Rapper and Fast and Furious franchise star Ludacris, 38, was the star performer at the Bud Light Party Convention in Santa Monica on Aug. 6, but, despite the beer brand’s attempts to capitalize on the presidential election with its ad campaign (starring Seth Rogen and Amy Schumer), a Bud Light rep did not want the hip-hop artist talking politics. When Overheard asked Ludacris — who says he’ll begin recording his ninth album this fall after wrapping production on Fast 8 — to comment on the race, a publicist cut off the interview, saying, “We’re going to decide not to have that.”
Tinashe performed a set as well, including her new single “Superlove,” and the event’s PR reps also shut down any questions about reports that she is dating Calvin Harris. The “Player” singer did reveal, however, that her new album Joyride, will probably be released in October. “I think it’s a great representation of where I’ve been the last couple of years, traveling around the world, South America, Asia, Europe, and seeing so many new things and experiencing a lot of new things,” she said, explaining that “I’ve recorded probably 100 songs for the album” from which, she added, 12 to 18 will make the final cut.