Skylar Grey CDLVII :: Fuse.TV Interview w/ Kaskade | Video

Fuse.TV has put out a new interview clip with Kaskade – he talks about the evolving EDM scene, how corporate sponsorships play into an artists career, working with Ms. Grey on Room for Happiness, and how stripping down production can showcase the bare beauty of a song.

Stream the interview via Fuse-TV below!

Interview w/ Kaskade | Fuse.TV ::

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Skylar Grey CDLVI :: “Dance Without You (Ricky Luna Remix)” Released | Download

The soundtrack for the film Step Up Revolution, featuring a brand new official remix of Ms. Grey‘s Dance Without You by Ricky Luna, has been released today (June 17)!

Click the artwork below to pick up the remix via iTunes.

Skylar Grey – “Dance Without You (Ricky Luna Remix)” | iTunes ::

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Skylar Grey CDLV :: “Dance Without You (Ricky Luna Remix)” on “Step Up Revolution” Soundtrack, July 17 | Trailer

Interscope Records will release the official soundtrack album for the upcoming film Step Up Revolution on July 17 – the release features a brand new remix of “Dance Without You”, produced by Ricky Luna. The release also features music by YelaWolf, Travis Barker, Diplo, M.I.A., and Timbaland.

View the official movie trailer below.

Step Up Revolution | Trailer ::

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Skylar Grey CDLIV :: Full Episode of “Celebrity Ghost Stories” | Video

BIO has now made their latest (June 23) episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories, featuring Ms. Grey‘s relation of her own encounter with a vicious entity, available for free streaming online. Stream the 43-minute episode, also featuring stories by Rowdy Roddy Piper and Frank Whaley, in full below.

Skylar Grey – Celebrity Ghost Stories (June 23) | BIO ::

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Skylar Grey CDLIII :: Leona Lewis Performs “Coming Home” w/ Wretch 32 | Video

While performing at the BBC’s Radio 1 Hackney Weekend in East London yesterday (Saturday, June 23), Leona Lewis opened her set by performing Ms. Grey‘s “Coming Home”! This live performance contained both lyrics from Ms. Grey’s solo version of the song, as well as original lyrics provided on-stage by Wretch 32, and production from the Diddy-Dirty Money version of the song.

The full half-hour show is available via YouTube below.

Leona Lewis (feat. Wretch 32) – “Coming Home (Live)” | Video ::

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Skylar Grey CDLII :: “Celebrity Ghost Stories”, June 23, Teaser | Video

BIO has released a teaser for its upcoming (Saturday, June 23) episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories – this teaser focuses on Ms. Grey‘s own account of her nighttime encounter with an entity, alone in a hotel room.

The episode airs tomorrow (June 23) on BIO at 9:00PM Eastern – it will also re-air at 1:00AM on June 24, and 8:00PM on June 30.

Skylar Grey – Ghostly Spirit | Teaser ::

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Skylar Grey CDLI :: Exclusive Interview w/ Skylar Grey

Exclusive Interview with Skylar Grey:

 

Jay: First of all, thank you for choosing to do this exclusive interview with me.

Sky: My pleasure. You’ve been one of my greatest supporters and I appreciate that.

 

Jay: It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news from you. Where have you been?

Sky: I’m hiding! Go away! Haha. Nah, I’ve been sneaking around. Look at it this way: no news is good news!

 

Jay: Does that mean that you’ve been working on the album?

Sky: It’s been more like a creativity purification process, but as a result, yes.

 

Jay: What does that mean, exactly?

Sky: My creative instincts felt contaminated by timelines and expectations, therefore my album wasn’t getting the best out of me. My best work never feels like work, so when I start dreading going to the studio, I know I need to take a step back. I’ve been back to the woods a few times, been watching movies, brainstorming, and getting inspired by new people.

 

Jay:  As far as we last knew, the album was finished and coming out in January.  Do you have any idea when we might hear something new?  And have a lot of changes been made to the album?

Sky: There have been a lot of changes and new developments that I am really excited about, but it won’t be done until I am 100% confident in it. I’m just glad that I’m finally having more fun in and out of the studio.

 

Jay: That’s good to hear. So, was dying your hair blond part of this creative purification?

Sky: Probably. I’m the queen of change. Change wakes me up when I am lost in a dream. Plus, the dark hair with my fair skin automatically said “goth” which doesn’t fully represent me. I like to have fun in the sun, too. But fret not my evil children….my dark and fucked up side is inescapable, no matter what color my hair is.

 

Jay: Haha, I’m glad to hear it. I know you probably can’t give me any specifics, but are any more collaborations in the works, on or outside of your album?

Sky: Yes. Both.

 

Jay: Awesome. We’ll definitely be looking forward to all of that material then. Let’s take a few questions from the fans now.

 

I. Question from Gene H.: What is the most fun thing you do, aside from sleeping and making music?

Sky: Adventures!!!! The most fun I’ve had all year was when I took a solo road trip to a small town in the woods, and crashed a local party. There was a great live band, BBQ, a bon fire, stars in the sky, all the good stuff. Didn’t know a soul, but had some interesting conversations!

 

II. Question from Skoteh: What’s your favorite song off of your upcoming album?

Sky: The one I wrote last week.

 

III. Question from ItsNotGonnaBeMe: On ‘Buried Sessions’, the credits ‘production by Skylar Grey’ made me realize that there is a lack of female producers in mainstream music. Why do you think this is, and do you think it matters?

Sky: I don’t know why there aren’t more female producers. Maybe because engineering and production is like the manual labor or heavy lifting of music, and writing is 99% emotional. I made a point to learn everything I could about production because I was sick of having to depend on other people, wait for them, and be disappointed when they were unable to execute my visions. But I decided I preferred to focus on melodies and lyrics rather than snare drum sounds. However, having the ability to run Pro Tools, for example, really comes in handy when I don’t feel like explaining what I want. I’m just like, “move over, let me do it.” It instantly causes people to respect me in the studio, which is especially crucial being a female.

 

IV. Question from Lana Leticia Mesquita: What are some of the most striking memories from your childhood?

Sky: One of the most striking memories I have from childhood was from hunting with my dad. I used to walk the ridge for him to kick out the deer. One day, I kicked one right to him. With a single gunshot, I ran towards his deer stand and there it was….our kill lying in the blood-stained snow. It was the first time I felt responsible for the death of an animal and I completely lost my mind.

 

V. Question from Hannah Smith: What is the most precious item that you own?

Sky: Probably my car. Not that it’s anything special, but knowing that I can escape at any time is really important to me.

 

VI. Question from ItsNotGonnaBeMe: You moved to L.A. early in your career. Do you think moves to the bigger cities such as L.A. and New York are necessary for artists trying to get in to the music industry, especially with the power of the internet and considering that the “Love The Way You Lie” hook was written and recorded in a cabin in the woods?

Sky: It is true, so much can be done with the Internet these days. However, the business side of music is all built on relationships, and I would have never been able to get that song to Eminem had it not been for my 7-year-long relationship with my publisher in NY. But every case is different. Making a name for yourself locally and visiting the big cities may lead you to the relationships you need without ever having to move.

 

VII. Question from Hannah Smith: Can you name one song that you wish you wrote?

Sky: There are many. Definitely wish I wrote “Criminal” by Fiona Apple. I wish I wrote the American Beauty screenplay too.

 

VIII. Question from Chadbyrne R. Dickens: What influence did Duncan Sheik leave on your career?

Sky: He was like a mentor to me for a while. I learned so much from him. And playing in his band on tour gave me a healthy perspective of what its like to not be in the spotlight! Ha.

 

IX. Question from Ellie Potter: What’s the first song that you learnt on piano?

Sky: Besides “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, “Morning” by Edvard Grieg.

 

X. Question from Vanessa O: What is your musical guilty pleasure?

Sky: Spice Girls.

 

Jay: Thank you for your time and answering these questions for us. Is it safe to say that you won’t be hiding in the woods much longer?

Sky: Keep your eyes to the sky, I’ll be sending up flares when I am ready to come out.

 

 

Thus concludes my June 19, 2012 interview with Skylar Grey. A very heartfelt Thank You to Ms. Grey for this exclusive sit-down, and a special Thank You to you, the fans, that submitted questions!

 - Jay Sinkie

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Skylar Grey CDL :: “Celebrity Ghost Stories” on Biography, June 23

Biography has released a short description of its upcoming June 23 episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories, which features Ms. Grey herself – read the complete description below, and stay tuned for more information regarding the episode.

Skylar Grey on Celebrity Ghost Stories | Biography ::
“….after Rowdy’s best friend Adrian Adonis dies tragically, Rowdy learns that Adrian has his back even from the beyond. Skylar Grey, at a low point in her career, is viciously attacked by an evil spirit in her hotel room. Frank Whaley’s young son has a visitor, and Frank and his wife are run out of town….”

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Skylar Grey CDXLIX :: PopCrush’s Coolest Stage-Names | Vote

PopCrush have collected their favorite stage-names that have been created and adopted by several of today’s most recognized musicians. Out of their selection of stage-names, you may vote for which one is your favorite!

Check out their full article, and drop a vote for Ms. Grey below.

PopCrush’s Favorite Stage-Names | Vote ::
“….like Snoop Dogg, Holly Brook Hafermann wasn’t in love with her regular old name, and it didn’t really match her bada– stage presence either, so she changed it to Skylar Grey….”

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Skylar Grey CDXLVIII :: Bo Bruce Performs “Love The Way You Lie, Pt. III” on The Voice UK | Video

English musician Bo Bruce, who is a contestant on this year’s season of The Voice UK, performed Ms. Grey‘s “Love The Way You Lie, Pt. III” as her live show performance earlier today (May 19), which has earned her a safe spot in the competition.

Watch her full performance (including judge/coach will.i.am mentioning that the song was written by Ms. Grey) below!

Bo Bruce – “Love The Way You Lie, Pt. III” | YouTube ::

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