Ed Sheeran Surprises A Fan Covering His Song At The Mall


(PCM) In an adorable prank that has gone viral, singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran happened to be shopping at a mall in Edmonton, Alberta when he took notice of 13-year-old Sydney Bourbeau who was about to perform his hit single “Thinking Out Loud” for a mall fundraiser that was taking place. You could only imagine Bourbeau’s shock when suddenly Sheeran appeared on the stage beside her to duet on the song. What are the chances?

Bourbeau says that she had just finished taking her microphone out of the stand and when Sheeran approached the stage she initially assumed it was someone coming up to fix or adjust the equipment. Once he came up the stairs, she realized it was Sheeran and freaked out, especially when he gave her a hug and she then realized he wanted to actually perform the song with her on-stage.

A friend of Sheeran’s captured the moment on video when he overheard Bourbeau getting ready to perform the track, as well as, his adorable surprise by gracing the stage. It is certainly going to be a memory to last a lifetime for Bourbeau. Bourbeau says she was incredibly nervous during the performance, but somehow made it through. She said she tried to located Sheeran after he left the stage, but had no luck.

Bourbeau is a student at Resonate Music School and the fundraiser taking place was called Play For Pets to benefit the local Edmonton animal shelter.


Originally posted at Ed Sheeran Surprises A Fan Covering His Song At The Mall - unSkinny Pop

Taylor Swift Grants The Wish Of A Cancer-Stricken Delaware Teen


photo credit: Matt Christine for PCM

(PCM) Thanks to the assistance of the police department in Dover, Delaware, pop superstar Taylor Swift was able to grant the wish of a cancer stricken teen who was unable to attend Swift’s sold-out concerts at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA this past weekend.

The Dover PD produced the following video about the life of 13-year old Victoria Marsh, who was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer late last year after discovering some pain in her ankle. The video has been viewed over 1.4 million times on Facebook, and eventually got the attention of Taylor Swift and her team, who made young Victoria’s wish come true.

Swift invited Victoria, who also suffers from Downs Syndrome, and two of her sisters to a private meet & greet back stage just prior to her amazing performance on the “1989 World Tour”. Unfortunately, Victoria’s doctors were not able to clear her to attend the actual concert, but she did receive an 8-hour pass for the hospital to attend the meet & greet with her favorite musician.


The Dover PD were overjoyed to help make Victoria’s dream come true and posted images of Victoria and her sisters meeting her idol on their official Facebook page. Such an amazing story, as we are so glad to hear that young Victoria’s #Swiftawish came true.

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Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl Shows His Fighting Spirit


(PCM) As witnessed by tens of thousands in attendance at Foo Fighters’ June 12 show at Ullevi Stadium, Dave Grohl took a nasty spill during the second song of the set. With the help of on-site medical staff who patched him up temporarily, Dave was able to rejoin the band to complete that performance.

While the full extent of Dave’s injuries are still being determined, it was confirmed at a post-show hospital visit that he sustained at least one fracture.

As a result Foo Fighters have been forced to cancel their June 14 appearance at the Pinkpop Festival as well as their June 16 show at the AFG Arena in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Originally posted at Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl Shows His Fighting Spirit - unSkinny Pop

Jenny Lewis Debuts Tongue-In-Cheek Video For “She’s Not Me”!


(PCM) Jenny Lewis premieres the new video for her current single, “She’s Not Me,” today on Buzzfeed. Directed by Lewis, the video parodies her child-actor past and also features Fred Armisen, Zosia Mamet, Leo Fitzpatrick, Feist, and Vanessa Bayer. Lewis also directed the video for her previous single “Just One of The Guys,” which starred her friends Anne Hathaway, Brie Larson, Kristen Stewart, and Tennessee Thomas as her band.

Both “She’s Not Me” and “Just One of The Guys” are from Lewis’ critically acclaimed album The Voyager, which gave the L.A.-based singer-songwriter her first Top 10 album and highest chart debut yet.

Jenny continues her tour of North America supporting The Voyager and has added three new shows: August 16th at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR, and August 25th and 26th at the Observatory in Santa Ana, which will wrap up the tour. Tickets go on sale this Friday here. Please see below for all dates.

In other news, Lewis and her longtime collaborator Johnathan Rice have written a song for the new Meryl Streep film Ricki And The Flash, which hits theaters on August 7th. Watch Streep and Rick Springfield perform the song, entitled “Cold One” in the trailer here. Jenny is also appearing in the December Netflix special “A Very Murray Christmas,” starring Bill Murray and many guests which was directed by Sofia Coppola. Watch the trailer here.

05/28 Oakland, CA Fox Theater

05/30 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl

06/05 Pittsburgh, PA Three Rivers Arts Festival

06/06 Seaside Heights, NJ Gentlemen of The Road Stopover*

06/20 Waverly, IA Gentlemen of The Road Stopover*

07/10 Des Moines, IA 80/35 Festival

07/11 Minneapolis, MN Basilica Block Party

07/12 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Folk Festival

07/19 Melbourne, AUS Forum Theatre**

07/23 Sydney, AUS Enmore Theatre**

07/24 Byron Bay, AUS Splendor in the Grass

07/26 Niigata, JP Fuji Rock Festival

07/28 Honolulu, HI The Republik

08/07 Regina, SK Regina Folk Festival

08/11 Redmond, WA Marymoore Amphitheatre***

08/12 Vancouver, BC Orpheum***

08/14 Bellingham, WA Wild Buffalo

08/15 Walla Wall, WA Gentlemen of The Road Stopover*

08/16 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom

08/19 Telluride, CO Club Red

08/20 Aspen, CO Belly Up

08/21 Boulder, CO Fox Theater

08/22 Salida, CO Gentlemen of The Road Stopover*

08/25 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

08/26 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

*supporting Mumford and Sons

**supporting Ryan Adams

***supporting Wilco

Originally posted at Jenny Lewis Debuts Tongue-In-Cheek Video For “She’s Not Me”! - unSkinny Pop

Spooky Charlie Charlie Challenge Takes Social Media By Storm


(PCM) The latest internet craze has teens attempting to summon a Mexican demon named Charlie by partaking the “Charlie, Charlie Challenge” using two pencils and some notebook paper. Using the hash tag #CharlieCharlieChallenge, teens are posting videos of their attempt at the game all over social media. 

To attempt to summon the demon, you place two pencils in the form of a cross on a sheet of paper, with 
“yes” and “no” written in four boxes. Then after asking “Charlie” a question, you await his response in the form of the pencil moving to either the “yes” or the “no” box on the paper. It is kind of like a simplified taken on the famous Ouija Board. 

According to many sources the game actually has absolutely nothing to do with Mexican folklore, as experts say that most Mexican “so-called” demons are American inventions. Either way, teens and superstitious types are getting incredibly freaked out by the game. 


Obviously, once the questions “Charlie, Charlie are you there?” and “Charlie, Charlie, do you want to play?” are asked, the pencil is surely going to move just based on the way that it is balanced, but that thought is not enough to keep teens from running screaming from the room. Part of this urban legend also says that if you stop playing before Charlie is ready than it can lead to hauntings and other other unpleasant happenings.  

The simplified #CharlieCharlieChallenge also appeared to be a take on the Mexican game “Six Pencils” which may be where the folklore aspect got a bit warped. 


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Coldplay Debut Game Of Thrones: The Musical In Support Of Red Nose Day!


(PCM) In what is probably one of the greatest music/TV collaborations ever, Coldplay joined forces with the cast of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” to  present “Game Of Thrones: The Musicial” in support of Red Nose Day a very special cause that helps lift children out of poverty not only the U.S. , but in some of the poorest communities around the globe.

The sketch film documenting the creation of ‘Game Of Thrones: The Musical,’ written by Coldplay and featuring a number of the HBO show’s cast members, was be one of the many highlights in ‘Red Nose Day’! You can view the full 12-min video below:

Red Nose Day was created to raise money to help children and young people living in poverty in the United States and some of the poorest communities around the world. The inaugural Red Nose Day was held on Thursday May 21, 2015. The day’s events culminated in a three-hour entertainment TV special on NBC, featuring the country’s favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars. Money raised will go to the Red Nose Day Fund, a program of Comic Relief, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. The Red Nose Day Fund will distribute the money raised by the Red Nose Day campaign to charity partners whose work helps to achieve Comic Relief, Inc.’s vision of a just world free from poverty.



Originally posted at Coldplay Debut Game Of Thrones: The Musical In Support Of Red Nose Day! - unSkinny Pop

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