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Julia Volkova From T.A.T.U 'Would Condemn' Gay Son, Is OK With Lesbians - VIDEO

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Julia Volkova, one half of fake lesbian music duo t.A.T.u, said in a recent interview on Russian television that she “would condemn” her son if he came out, reports Pink News.

Volkova, who has previously spoken out against Russia’s anti-gay laws, added that although she could not accept a gay son, women should have the “freedom” to be gay:

“I would condemn him, because I believe that a real man must be a real man. God created man for procreation, it is the nature. The man for me is the support, the strength of… I won’t accept a gay son.”

Confirming that she only thinks the “freedom” of being gay should apply to women, Volkova explains that real freedom for a man is to have sex with as many women as he can:

“In our time, there is a very large number of frivolous girls...a man can be with a large number of these girls. This is freedom for men. And a man has no right to be a fag.”

Volkova goes to on tell the audience that she in fact has “many gay friends" - and that their sexuality is clearly a choice, just like being a thief, a drug addict or a murderer:

“If you choose out of [being a murderer, a thief, a drug addict or a homosexual], being gay [is] a better than the rest.”

Volkova would know all about choice as her bandmate Lena Katina previously confirmed she is straight, and that the band’s lesbian image is an “act”.

Watch the confused interview, AFTER THE JUMP... (Note: Russian-language)

Katina, meanwhile, took to Facebook yesterday to weigh in on the controversy:

Hey, all! I am seeing some comments lately regarding my position about LGBT and my religion. I can say one thing: God is teaching us to live in love, to be tolerant and not to judge other people! And I do so! Love is love and it is a wonderful feeling! I think everybody should be free to love who they love and be with who they want to spend their life with! Xoxo

Katina

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Here is Annie Lennox Delivering a Wicked Cover of 'I Put a Spell on You': VIDEO

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Earlier this week we reported that diva Annie Lennox would soon be out with her first non-holiday studio album in 7 years, a set of covers that includes Screaming Jay Hawkins' 1956 classic "I Put a Spell on You".

Hawkins classic has been covered before by Nina Simone, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bryan Ferry, Sonique, and Jeff Beck feat. Joss Stone but Lennox's version will certainly rank among the best.

Listen and watch her perform it, AFTER THE JUMP...

Hear Lennox talk about the upcoming album, Nostalgia, HERE.

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The OXD Mirror: Kiesza Teases Her New Album, And Other New Music From Fred Falke and Elizabeth Rose

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

We've been closely following Kiesza since her debut single 'Hideaway' got our attention this past spring. Her follow-up single 'Giant In My Heart' continued to build on the singer's success as she set out on a rigorous media tour to support her quickly rising star. Over the past weekend, Kiesza released 'No Enemiesz' to tease the release of her album, Sound of a Woman, on October 21st.

Kiesza: 'No Enemiesz'

Kiesza certainly picks up where she left off in 'Hideaway' and 'Giant In My Heart' with 'No Enemiesz.' The track has a pulsing house beat complemented by piano keys in the chorus, all wrapped together with Kiesza's soulful vocals. The singer claims her debut album will contain not only dance and house influenced tracks, but you'll also hear grunge, rock and folk on Sound of a Woman. We're certainly excited to hear her debut release next month – but in the interim, be sure to catch her performing on Ellen on September 24th.

More new music for your ears, AFTER THE JUMP...

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This is Huntington and He's Got a Secret: VIDEO

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Scott Huntington is a queer pop recording artist from Sydney now based in Hamburg. He and his bandmate Dustin Ibrahimoglu recently recorded their first video, "Secret".

Find out the secret, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jimmy Somerville Returns to Disco with New Singles 'Travesty' and 'Back to Me': VIDEO

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The good news about Jimmy Somerville, who stunned us recently with a haunting 30th anniversary reprise of his 1984 Bronski Beat classic "Smalltown Boy", is that he has begun releasing singles from a forthcoming album which has a distinctly retro feel.

Says Somerville in a press release:

“I've finally made the disco album I always wanted to and never thought could. If I was 15 again I'd buy it, sit on my bed, slowly open the gate-fold, slide out the vinyl, place it on the turntable then jump off the bed and imagine someone just passed me a tambourine…I'd be in heaven!  The horns, the strings, the bass, the guitars, the drums, the backing vocals and the melody….the escape. So open your ears embrace the groove and pay homage to an all too easily derided sound ... I LOVE Disco!"

Have a listen to the first U.S. single from Homage, "Travesty", AFTER THE JUMP...

And listen to a sneak peek of "Back to Me" HERE.

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Release New Cover of 'Nature Boy' - LISTEN

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Off of their upcoming jazz duets album comes Gaga and Bennett's cover of the song, "Nature Boy." Gaga paid tribute to the late musician Paul Horn, whose flute solo is featured on the song. Gaga took to Twitter to share the story behind the song and Horn's contributions:

Nature Boy was composed in 1941 by eden ahbez, a wandering man from Brooklyn with long hair. It was recorded first by Nat King Cole in 1947...

You will recognize it also famously as used in 'Moulin Rouge,' but our rendition with the now late multi-reedist Paul Horn is spectacular...

Horn was meant to join Tony & me for the PBS special but sadly passed just weeks before, a New Age Jazz pioneer, lets celebrate him 2day...

You will hear his genius in the flute solo of our "NATURE BOY" a solo that will echo through the world today. And forever. #TheGreatPaulHorn

Listen to the new track, AFTER THE JUMP...

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