Taylor Series of NYC Interviews
Posted December 17, 2017
FOX 5 NYC Live Interview
Entertainment Weekly w/Larry Flynt (magazine)
Varney & Co. Live Interview [FOX Business]
Sirius XM Satellite Radio Interview (taped)
On the Story with Erica Hill Live Interview [CNN]
Taylor on ABC Radio
Posted November 8, 2017
Rebecca Jarvis speaks with the world's most influential women about how they built their empires -- from their earliest mistakes to their riskiest decisions to the worst advise they ever receied to the moments that finally changed everything. Check out Taylor's episode of @ABCRadio’s #NoLimits with @RebeccaJarvis!
Taylor on Viceland
Posted October 24, 2017
Taylor appears as a guest on Viceland channel's Untitled Action Bronson Show, hosted by chef-turned-rapper-turned-TV personality Action Bronson. Vanity Fair was on set to provide the play-by-play. Hilarity ensues.
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Taylor Serenades Perez Hilton
Posted August 29, 2017
Perez Hilton and Taylor try something new with an interview and singing. Watch the clip
Posted July 31, 2017
Taylor talks about her upcoming tour dates with Replay America: The Ultimate 80s Festival. Read the Article
Posted June 23, 2017
Taylor spends some quality time with JT at Jack FM in Dallas, Texas. Listen to the interview
Posted March 16, 2017
Taylor looks back to her early years and talks about the changes she's seen in her 30-year career.
TAYLOR PEORIA INTERVIEW
Posted March 6, 2017
Taylor Dayne joined the Big O Show to discuss her Cheetos commercial and her upcoming show at the Pompano Beach Ampitheather.
TAYLOR PHOENIX INTERVIEW
Posted January 12, 2017
Lots of revelations as Taylor discusses Clive Davis, her diverse fan base, Millionaire Matchmaker, her twins, and her current artistic direction.
TAYLOR NBC MIAMI INTERVIEW
Posted December 9, 2016
Taylor talks about the past, the present, Prince, and her upcoming performance at The Casino at Dania Beach Stage 954 for NBC affiliate WTVJ in Miami, FL -- Watch the Segment.
TELL IT TO MY HEART - KARAOKE 2016
Posted November 14, 2016
Taylor Dayne's hit song "Tell It to My Heart" is currently featured in the national ad campaign for Cheetos. Ms Dayne has also just released an authorized Karaoke version of the Grammy-nominated single -- Singalong to a Karaoke lyrics video just posted to YouTube. Have fun!
TAYLOR TALKS TO SUNNY FM KCSY-FM, WASHINGTON
Posted July 27, 2016
Taylor is interviewed by Sunny FM KCSY-FM in Wenatchee Valley, Washington -- Listen.
TAYLOR TALKS TO 94.7 THE WAVE
Posted July 21, 2016
Taylor is interviewed by 94.7 The Wave. Airs live at 8:10am PST on FM 94.7, and afterwards can be found archived on their website
Posted July 2, 2016
Taylor is interviewed in Milwaukee and previews her gig at Summerfest.
TAYLOR BIG BEAR PREVIEW
Posted June 23, 2016
Taylor is performing a show at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater and the local newspaper did an advance feature with an interview.
TAYLOR PERFORMS WITH PRINCE IN HAMBURG
Posted May 9, 2016
Fan video of Taylor performing with Prince at an after-show in Hamburg, Germany August 1988 on the LoveSexy Tour.
TAYLOR'S PRINCE MEMORIES
Posted April 28, 2016
Taylor talks to Billboard Magazine about first meeting Prince and her first visit to Paisley Park. Read the Article
She also dedicated "Nothing Compares 2 U" at a recent Las Vegas performance - See the Vine
TAYLOR ON PRINCE
Posted April 22, 2016
Taylor talks about Prince on Fox News. Read the Article
BERKS JAZZ FEST
Posted April 7, 2016
Recap of Taylor's 4/6 performance with saxophonist Michael Lington at the Berks Jazz Fest. Read the Article
GO/BE WEEKLY, NIAGARA: BEAUTY AND THE BEAT
Posted February 1, 2016
Taylor recounts her career journey of 27 years for GO/BE Weekly in Niagara leading up to her 2/12 show at Fallsview Casino's Avalon Ballroom. Read the Article
BEHIND THE VINYL: TELL IT TO MY HEART
Posted January 19, 2016
Taylor recalls the story of "Tell it to My Heart" on Behind the Vinyl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftuRmfUDdSw
TAYLOR SINGS SILENT NIGHT
Posted December 18, 2015
Dee Snider and Taylor Dayne perform the Christmas classic Silent Night on Canadian National network BT. http://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/4667433760001/
TORONTO STAR: DEE SNIDER'S CHRISTMAS TALE REVIEW
Posted December 16, 2015
"On the distaff side, Taylor Dayne slinks around in fine Kathleen Turner style as the cougar club owner and when she sings it’s as warm and smokily inviting as chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Lexi Soha and Tiera Watts have enough of a sense of fun to rise above the sex-candy costumes they wear throughout, adding new meaning to 'Ho, ho, ho.'" - Toronto Star Read the Review
TAYLOR INTERVIEWED ON ET CANADA
Posted December 10, 2015
Entertainment Tonight Canada - http://www.etcanada.com/video/dee+snider+and+taylor+dayne+play+name+that+80s+tune/video.html?v=579909187935#latest+videos
TAYLOR DISCUSSES DEE SNIDER'S CHRISTMAS TALE ON CP24, TORONTO
Posted November 27, 2015
Taylor Dayne sits down with CP24's Jee-Yun Lee ahead of her performance in Dee Snider's Rock and Roll Christmas Tale. http://www.cp24.com/video?clipId=75858
TORONTO: GLOBAL NEWS "THE MORNING SHOW"
Posted November 25, 2015
Taylor interviewed on "The Morning Show" on the Global News Network: http://globalnews.ca/video/2361849/taylor-dane-teaming-up-with-dee-snider
TAYLOR IN TORONTO - BREAKFAST TELEVISION
Posted November 24, 2015
Taylor stops by for a chat on Toronto's morning program, BT http://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/4629460859001/
ORIGIN MAGAZINE INTERVIEW
Posted November 5, 2015
Taylor answers questions on love, sleep and real peace. Read the Online Interview
ADVOCATE INTERVIEW - "I WATCHED THIS COMMUNITY GROW"
Posted August 25, 2015
The Advocate talks with Taylor about her long history of support for the gay community, including how it has grown over the past 25 years, her relationship with Tig Notaro, and her upcoming television show.
Read the Online Interview
LAS VEGAS SUN: TAYLOR TALKS WITH ROBIN LEACH
Posted August 7, 2015
Taylor dishes on big hair, her singing voice and "Millionaire Matchmaker".
Read the Online Interview
WOMEN FITNESS: TAYLOR'S BEAUTY SECRETS
Posted July 29, 2015
Taylor talks about songwriting, and reveals her thoughts on hormone therapy, exercise and diet.
Read the Online Interview
TAYLOR TALKS ABOUT CHANGES IN THE MUSIC BIZ ON FOX NEWS
Posted July 23, 2015
Taylor talks about the retro feel of "Dreaming", how social media has changed the music biz paradigm, and hints at a new television project in the works.
Watch the Video Clip
TAYLOR TALKS ABOUT HER LOVE OF COOKING ON FOX NEWS
Posted July 18, 2015
Taylor discusses her love for cooking pasta sauce.
Watch the Video Clip | Taylor's Sauce Recipe
BEVERLY HILLS GLAM SAME-SEX WEDDING FEATURING TAYLOR DAYNE
Posted June 6, 2015
Read the story and view the beautiful photos from Salvatore and Gerard's ceremony, which also features drag queen Ingenue as the officiant.
Click here to check it out
ARTIST CONNECTION PODCAST
Posted May 27, 2015
Taylor tells her story to Artist Connection, including her meteoric rise to fame. Includes breaking news about a book she is writing.
Click here to listen
BEATS AND EATS WITH TAYLOR DAYNE
Posted May 18, 2015
Taylor is interviewed on "Beats and Eats" and reveals her secrets to staying young and energized.
HONOLULU PULSE INTERVIEW
Posted May 10, 2015
Taylor talks about her career, including her early years and how "Tell It To My Heart" surprised everyone with it's rapidfire success.
RITA COSBY SHOW - APRIL 16
Posted May 1, 2015
On Rita Cosby's 77WABC radio program (NY/NJ Tri-State area), Taylor talks about getting started, what's going on in her life these days, and her twin children.
Posted March 21, 2015
Taylor is a celebrity guest on The Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo -- who will tell Taylor "She's the Only One." Airdate: March 22, 2015 9pm/8 Central.
KISS ALL THE BULLIES GOODBYE
March 4, 2015
New York, NY / PR Newswire - Pop recording artist and philanthropist Sir Ivan has released a new single titled "Kiss All the Bullies Goodbye" in support of his anti–bullying campaign with The Peaceman Foundation. The track was produced by Paul Oakenfold, and features vocals by chart–topping singer Taylor Dayne and lyrics that condemn bullying and encourage people to be different and tolerant. Sir Ivan has also released an accompanying music video directed by Erik White (Ryan Murphy’s The Glee Project).
Click here to read more about this worthy project and to see the new video.
TAYLOR COMING TO PENNSYLVANIA
Posted September 21, 2014
The Herald-Mail profiled Taylor in advance of her show at Shippensburg University. She talks about her appearances on Food Network as well as being a mother to her twins.
DREAMING REVIEW DOWN UNDER
Posted September 10, 2014
Read the new review of "Dreaming" in Australia's premier new music blog, AusPop. Includes a link to the new video.
TAYLOR FEATURED IN GET OUT MAGAZINE
Posted August 27, 2014
Read Taylor's interview for Get Out! Magazine. She discusses growing up on Long Island, her childhood dreams, and her thoughts on the present including the release of her new album, "Dreaming".
TAYLOR GUEST HOSTS THE MORNING SHOW JUNE 23-27
Posted June 18, 2014
Attention Canadian fans -- tune into The Morning Show on the Global News Channel the week of June 23-27 to watch Taylor guest/co-hosting. Toronto: 6-9:30am ET, National: 9-9:30am ET|PT, 10-10:30am AT
TAYLOR REVISITS HITS AT YOSHI PERFORMANCE
Posted March 31, 2014
In advance of her performance at Yoshi's San Francisco, Taylor talks about our collective addiction to technology. Click Here
TAYLOR FEATURED IN LONG ISLAND NEWSDAY MAGAZINE
Posted March 31, 2014
In a new feature article from Long Island Newsday Magazine, Taylor discusses her Long Island roots, old friends and teachers, and juggling single motherhood with her music career -- Click Here
TAYLOR APPEARS ON BT BREAKFAST TELEVISION - TORONTO
Posted March 27, 2014
Watch Taylor's appearance on BT Breakfast Television on City TV with host Dina Pugliese.
Interview | Performance
GOLDMINE MAGAZINE HALL OF FAME
Posted March 14, 2014
Taylor Dayne has been inducted into the Goldmine Magazine Hall of Fame...You can view the article & see a list of all inducted thus far by visiting the Goldmine Magazine website (goldminemag.com) or by following this link - http://www.goldminemag.com/news/goldmines-hall-fame-inductees-volume-43
TAYLOR IN "TELLING OF THE SHOES"
Posted February 2, 2014
"Telling of the Shoes" chronicles a Manhattan dinner party that starts out good-natured, and turns unexpectedly dark
as alcohol-fueled party guests eschew their mantles of reserve, turning quick-witting sparing into full-fledged skewering.
Watch a trailer and/or rent a download at Amazon.com
IN NYC AND ON TV THIS WEEK
Updated January 23, 2014
Taylor comes to NYC for a show at BB King's on 1/23. She'll be busy doing promo before that:
1/22 Live on Huffington Post
1/22 "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" on Bravo 8pm
1/23 Good Day NY (morning)
TAYLOR AND 'CATS' WIN AWARDS
Posted December 27, 2013
Congratulations to the Finger Lakes production of "CATS" for winning Production of the Season and to Taylor Dayne for winning
Actress of the Season in the Syracuse Area Live Theater Awards.
Click to read more.
RU PAUL DRIVES... TAYLOR DAYNE
Posted November 5, 2013
Catch the latest of Ru Paul's YouTube series, "Ru Paul Drives..." featuring a conversation with Taylor Dayne. They talk the origin of her stage name, her kids, her voice, and so much more.
Click to watch Taylor's segment
LONG ISLAND'S TAYLOR DAYNE SINGS HERE WAY HOME: ANTON NEWS
Posted October 11, 2013
Taylor is profiled in Long Island's Anton News - read it online.
TAYLOR DAYNE CATS INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS
Updated August 28, 2013
Reprinted from Metrosource.com
The pop icon will appear as Grizabella ("Glamour Cat") in the Broadway favorite CATS! The run opens at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival on August 21st in Auburn, New York.
1. Congrats on your upcoming role in CATS! How did the part come about?
Yes! The theater, company and producers were having conversations and honestly, they reached through my agency. That's how I found out about it. I took the meeting and instantly fell in love with the idea.
2. I know you got your start in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach performing at various Russian night clubs. Can you reminisce on that experience? I worked three nights a week at Odessa. It's really in Brighton Beach proper. For three years I sang up on that stage. I was the White Russian and my other girlfriend was the Black Russian. It worked! We'd start at 10 on the dot, have one break at midnight and go until 3 [in the morning]. We'd play with a huge band. It was culture shock. Sometimes I'd sing the Twilight Zone music as I was driving down the Belt Parkway. I met some of the most passionate people. It was a hell of a time and it taught me how to be strong.
>Read more of the Metrosource.com Interview
>View a Teaser Video on YouTube
>Playbill Interview 8/28/13
>Syracuse Post-Standard Review 8/22/13 Performance
>Ithaca Times Review
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: TAYLOR DAYNE TACKLES CATS
Posted July 15, 2013
Reprinted from TheBroadwayBlog.com
Has the world turned upside down? No. Just your idea of what you think musical theater should be. For anyone familiar with Taylor Dayne's high-voltage vocals, it should come as no surprise that director/choreographer Jacob Brent had his eye on the three-time GRAMMY-nominated singer to tackle the iconic role of Grizabella, made famous by powerhouse belters Elaine Paige, Betty Buckley, Laurie Beechman and others.
"Cats was the first Broadway show I auditioned for. Through hard work and preparation I booked it and spent the next eight years as The Magical Mr. Mistoffelees in the Broadway and London companies," said Jacob Brent, director and choreographer of Cats at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. "Being part of many performances and having heard multiple women sing 'Memory,' the show's iconic 11-o'clock number, I knew I wanted to find something different for this production. I had recently seen Taylor Dayne in concert and thought her voice was amazing and her rocker quality would lend itself perfectly for this role. Having already rehearsed with her, all I can say is people are not ready for her performance. She is going to be amazing!"
Dayne is no stranger to Broadway. Growing up on Long Island, her parents would take her to see all sorts of theater, but she always wanted to be a rock 'n' roll star.
>Read the entire article
TAYLOR GUEST JUDGING ON FOOD NETWORK'S CUPCAKE WARS - AIRING JUNE 30
Posted June 28, 2013
Taylor is guest judging the Cupcake Wars Season Finale!!
Don't miss it -- mark your calendars for June 30 @ 8PM ET/PT!!
TAYLOR IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Posted June 12, 2013
Reprinted from Music-News.com
When Pop Diva Taylor Dayne strutted onto the stage at The Crown Palms, she magically transported me back to the late 80's. It was then as a young teen that I first heard "Tell It To My Heart". Incredibly, it's been 25 years since she released the aforementioned debut single which sold millions of copies and received international acclaim.
Dayne, who has seventeen Top 20 singles, concluded her Australian tour in Melbourne on Sunday night. She has an amazing, powerful voice, and effortlessly maintains perfect vocal range as she moves around the stage.
The audience were treated to Dayne sashaying through the crowd as she sung "I'll Be Your Shelter". Once back on stage, she jokingly told the audience "You people in the middle need to get your shit together, I'll be coming back". Throughout the night the stunning 51- year- old performer interacted and playfully teased the audience, even joking that she has no clue what any Australian says due to the accent, but made sure they knew she loved them nonetheless.
Song after song, Dayne proved she still has it. "Prove Your Love", "Cant Get Enough Of Your Love Baby" and the popular "Tell It To My Heart" were audience favourites and even got former Australian Idol finalist Anthony Callea onto his feet. Dayne was outstanding throughout the entire performance and reeled the crowd in with every note.
Number one Billboard hit, "Love Will Lead You Back", and the energetic "With Every Beat of My Heart", capped off a memorable evening.
At the end of the performance, Dayne spent time signing autographs and posing for pictures. Yet again solidifying that it's all about the fans.
- Cate Altamura
TAYLOR APPEARS ON FOOD NETWORK'S CUPCAKE WARS JUNE 30
Posted February 15, 2013
It's cupcake vs. cupcake in Food Network's tastiest competition yet! Each week on Cupcake Wars, four of the country's top cupcake bakers face off in three elimination challenges until only one decorator remains. The sweet prize: $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase their cupcakes at the winning gig.
Watch for Taylor's episode which airs June 30, 2013. Please check your local listings for time and channel of Food Network.
TAYLOR ON LONG ISLAND'S GEM MAGAZINE COVER
Posted February 7, 2013
Taylor is featured on the cover of Long Island's Gem Magazine, Winter 2013 edition. If you're in the L.I. area, you can pick up a copy, or read it online.
MIDTOWN STEAKHOUSE ANNIVERSARY: STK
Posted January 29, 2013
According to the Daily News, Taylor is the surprise "80s icon" performing at STK's retro-themed one-year anniversary celebration this Wednesday, January 30.
THIS AMERICAN LIFE WITH TIG NOTARO
Posted January 6, 2013
Taylor is the subject of a Tig Notaro comedy routine, and then walks on stage and sings a song as part of "This American Life: The Invisible Made Visible", a live stage performance of the award winning public radio program.
Click to watch Taylor's segment
"I AM BAD" MOVIE SCREENING
Posted December 3, 2012
Catch Taylor acting in a new movie, "I Am Bad", screening Saturday December 8 at 8pm at Bellevarado Studios, 2107 Bellevue Avenue, Los Angeles, as part of the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. Currently making the rounds on the film festival circuit, it's a suspenseful, inventive film told through the eyes of a serial killer who falls in love. Shot entirely P.O.V., the movie shows a man's awkward, charming relationship with a woman who will either be his next victim, or his new best friend.
Click for Poster
DAILY BUZZ INTERVIEW
October 2, 2012
Taylor sits down with Dylan Howard at Daily Buzz for a nine-minute interview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO8vZl229ac
TAYLOR AT THE VMAs
September 13, 2012
Taylor Dayne at the "Icons and Idols" In Touch VMA After Party! She chats about the VMAs and her current favorite pop artists. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VTNlk9LGHs&feature=youtu.be
TAYLOR INDUCTED INTO LONG ISLAND MUSIC HALL OF FAME OCTOBER 18
September 10, 2012
Taylor Dayne will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on October 18th at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY. The Long Island Music Hall of Fame recognizes Taylor Dayne's amazing journey from her hometown of Baldwin, to the top of the pop charts, to Broadway and beyond, and this special induction will honor her amazing career.
The Long Island Music Hall of Fame has had three memorable Induction Galas attended by a wide variety of artists including Billy Joel, Lou Reed, LL Cool J, Paul Schaefer, Alec Baldwin, John Zorn, Joan Jett, Dee Snider, Mose Allison, Eddie Money, John Tartaglia, Jimmy Webb, Roy Haynes, Eddie Palmieri and members of KISS, Public Enemy, the Shangri Las, the Tokens, Run DMC, Blue Oyster Cult, the Magic Garden's Carole and Paula, Eric B and Rakim and Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge. One can learn more about the Long Island Music Hall of Fame at limusichalloffame.org.
This year's Induction is a special one is because it kicks off our capital fundraising campaign to renovate our newly acquired museum building located in Port Jefferson, NY. Taylor's attendance at the Induction Ceremony would mean a great deal to our not-for-profit arts organization.
Taylor will receive her award and perform one song.
Read About the Event in Long Island Newsday
View Taylor's introduction as read by Lisa Gallotta
July 17, 2012
Legwarmers or lace fingerless gloves?
With the upcoming release of Taylor's greatest hits album, things aren't slowing down any time soon. In addition to taking care of her two kids, Dayne has been working day and night to re-record every song on the upcoming album, as well as a few new singles, which may or may not go on the CD. Despite how busy she is, Dayne took a few moments to take Hollywood.com's pop culture quiz, in which they ask celebrities to tell us which pop culture fixture they prefer out of two. Click here to See Taylor's Answers
MONTREUX PERFORMANCE VIDEO
July 17, 2012
Watch live video footage of Taylor in Montreux 7/12:
Montreux Freak Out Jazz Festival 2012 (Taylor at 4m50s mark)
Surprise Performance at Harry's Bar in Montreux (Gravity & Chain of Fools)
Good Times @ Freak Out Montreux 2012
June 16, 2012
Check out Taylor's online interview with Professor Blastoff on Earwolf.com. The topic is reconciliation, and the gang discusses the ability to forgive and move forward in a friendship, relationship, or with one's self. There's also singing, Elmo, and a gay tennis bat.
THIS AMERICAN LIFE
May 14, 2012
Famous people are supposed to be somewhere else, invisible to us. Comedian Tig Notaro tells this story about repeatedly running into Taylor Dayne. At the end of the story, there is a little surprise for Tig who hosts the podcast Professor Blastoff, and has a comedy album called Good One. (16 minutes)
February 29, 2012
Taylor video interview on Spreecast with Valerie Greenberg. Click at right to watch.
IN THE CONTROL ROOM WITH TAYLOR
January 9, 2012
World Exclusive: Taylor Dayne in the studio recording a new song titled "I Am Beautiful" with Dre Knight, Los Angeles - Jan 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Dk92OYIxNw
TAYLOR WINS HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARD
November 19, 2011
The 2011 Hollywood Music in Media Awards show on Thursday, November 17th was a tremendous success that recognized some of the industry's finest established and emerging talent. Taylor sang on"Change The World" (The Help), written and produced by David & Stacy Wilde, which took home the prize for "Best Original Song/Score in a Movie Trailer." Click here for the complete list of award winners.
RACHAEL RAY AND GUY FIERI COACH EIGHT CELEBRITIES ON RACHAEL VS GUY CELEBRITY COOK-OFF
November 14, 2011
Two of Food Network's biggest icons, Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri, will square off against each other for culinary bragging rights in Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off, premiering Sunday, January 1st at 9pm ET/PT. In this six-episode competition series, the Emmy-winning talk show host Rachael Ray and best-selling cookbook author and successful restaurateur Guy Fieri, will each serve as coaches and mentors to eight multi-talented celebrities, all of whom are passionate about food and cooking. Divided into 'Team Rachael' and 'Team Guy', each episode features celebrity contestants battling it out in a fun, fast-paced culinary fight-to-the-finish, with the two bottom-rated contestants from the losing team going head-to-head in a blind tasting elimination challenge. In the end, the last contestant standing is crowned king or queen of the Celebrity Cook-Off and wins $50,000 for the charity they are playing to support.
"Rachael vs. Guy is the most exciting, funny and suspenseful piece of television I have ever made. This show is true reality television; no staging, no tricks and no do-overs," said Rachael Ray. "These contestants bonded with each other making the drama of the competition even more thrilling and intense. I think everyone will be amazed to see our contestants compete at the highest level and perform like master cooks, we honestly couldn't believe it." The eight celebrity contestants hail from a broad range of backgrounds, from TV, to movies, to sports and music, they include, Summer Sanders (Two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer and national sportscaster); Lou Diamond Phillips (Golden Globe®-nominated actor, Stand and Deliver); Aaron Carter (Multi-platinum-selling recording artist and actor, Popstar and Supercross); Joey Fatone (Singer, actor, television personality and founding member of top-selling supergroup 'N Sync); Taylor Dayne (Chart-topping recording star and actress, Broadway's Aida and Television's Nightman); Coolio (Grammy®-winning hip-hop artist); Cheech Marin (Grammy-winning comedian, screenwriter and actor); and Alyssa Campanella (Winner, Miss USA 2011 and Runner-Up, Miss Teen USA 2007).
TAYLOR ON NBC'S NEW YORK LIVE FRIDAY AUG 26
August 23, 2011
Taylor will be on NBC's New York Live Friday August 26 between 5pm and 6pm Eastern Time.
BEHIND THE LYRIC - EPISODE 24
August 8, 2011
Catch Taylor on Behind The Lyric - Episode 24 on DI.FM Friday, August 12th. Catch the mix set on the VOCAL TRANCE channel starting at:
-2PM US Eastern
-20:00 Central European Time
This amazing episode features exclusive interviews with Arksun, Coco Star, Taylor Dayne, Marcie, Anthony Webster, Ian Osborn, & Michelle Hutcheson! Air dates on over 40 FM & internet stations to follow. Please visit BehindTheLyric.com for updated information!
'FLOOR ON FIRE' NEW SINGLE
June 20, 2011
Taylor Dayne's brand new single "Floor On Fire" combines the iconic singer's big voice and the latest sounds to form an explosive blend. The song was written by Taylor Dayne in conjunction with Swedish songwriters Niclas Kings and Ivar Lisinski as well as Australian artist Tania Doko. Niclas Kings and Ivar Lisinski also produced the original version with Tania Doko performing backing vocals. Hit producers such as The Thin Red Men, Marc Lime & K-Bastian or Zoned Out chipped in perfect mixes especially suitable for the European, British and international audiences. The single contains a total of eight different versions and will be released worldwide in all online stores on June 22nd. Promotion will be mainly focused on Europe, Great Britain and the United States. Like Taylor's previous dance smashes, "Floor On Fire" is a driving uptempo song and, once again, Taylor hit the nail on the head with her latest release and proves she is back.
Current/Recent Press links:
PowerPlay Song of The Week - TD1 Radio, Scotland
"Taylor is back with another surefire dance hit" - PopInStereo.com
Taylor Dayne on a Rocking Body and Attitude - Style.LifeGoesStrong.com
Taylor Dayne - Jackson Hole - AAA Journeys Magazine
HATS AT THE KENTUCKY DERBY
May 11, 2011
"After the Royal Wedding proved to the world that hats are still interesting..."
As is customary this time of year, Taylor sports some bold head fashion at the Kentucky Derby. Read the brief article in The Metro.
December 20, 2010
Taylor joins Profiles Host Mickey Burns to discuss her life and career. They talk about Taylor growing up in Baldwin, Long Island, her immediate chart success, and her work on Broadway. Includes snippets of her many videos. Watch the Interview
November 18, 2010
Read a nice little article about Taylor on tooFAB.com, where she talks about her part in the upcoming musical Sisterella playing the evil stepmother opposite TJ Jackson (Michael's nephew/Tito's son) in this Cindererlla-inspired production, and her new jewelry line, appropriately titled the "Tell it To My Heart" collection. Read Here
November 10, 2010
Taylor takes a moment to speak candidly about bullying in a 3 1/2 minute video interview for the "It Gets Better" Project. Honest and inspirational. Watch on YouTube
PORTLAND, OREGON - TELEVISION INTERVIEW
November 2, 2010
Taylor Dayne was in Portland to promoting "Satisfaction" and her new smile by Dr. Raymond Frye of Bling Dental at 13th and Lovejoy in The Pearl. Dr. Raymond Frye met Taylor Dayne at the Grammys in January and told her that he wanted her smile to match those gorgeous lips and her voice. Watch the TV Show on YouTube
MICHAEL JACKSON'S NEPHEW TJ JACKSON, POP SINGER TAYLOR DAYNE TO STAR IN 'SISTERELLA' IN LA
October 28, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - One of Michael Jackson's nephews will star alongside pop singer Taylor Dayne in the Los Angeles production of "Sisterella" next spring. T.J. Jackson is a son of Michael Jackson's brother Tito. Producers say he'll play the role of Prince Jean Luc in the Larry Hart-written musical. The part originally was developed for the King of Pop.
The musical is set in turn-of-the-century New York. It tells the story of a wicked stepmother who tries to steal the fortune her late husband left to his daughter. Dayne will play the stepmother, Dahlia. Dayne is most famous for 1980s and '90s hits including "Tell It To My Heart" and "Love Will Lead You Back."
Jerry Greenberg and Frank Dileo will produce the musical, which first debuted in Los Angeles at the Pasadena Playhouse in 1996. Michael Jackson was the executive producer.
THE MAKING OF A POP STAR: TAYLOR DAYNE
October 22, 2010
"Taylor takes us inside the machine - the hits, the videos, the marketing - and explains what it's like to become a huge star in a hurry with a whole new persona." This excellent online article connects the dots that brought Taylor from unknown to mega star. Read the Online Article
TAYLOR PERFORMS ON KTLA-TV LOS ANGELES
August 18, 2010
Taylor performed a new song, "Facing America", on KTLA-TV in Los Angeles. In case you missed, here's an archived video clip. Then check out Taylor's live version of the Gay Games theme, "Facing a Miracle".
SHE'LL ALWAYS LOVE SINGING
August 12, 2010
Read a new article in the Pasadena Weekly. Taylor talks about how she started singing and what she's been doing lately.
TAYLOR PERFORMS AT OPENING CEREMONIES OF GAY GAMES
August 11, 2010
Watch this nice YouTube clip of the live arena performance in July 2010.
TAYLOR ON SHOWTIME'S THE REAL L-WORD
July 12, 2010
Watch this Bonus Scene from Showtime's The Real L-Word.
Episode 104: Nikki and Jill meet with performer Taylor Dayne to discuss working together on a new project. Watch the Clip
IL QUINTO WITH TAYLOR DAYNE ON GAY GAMES THEME
July 2, 2010
Il Quinto, a South African male vocal group, has recorded the African version of 'Facing a Miracle', the Official Anthem of the Gay Games VIII to be held in Cologne, Germany with American superstar, Taylor Dayne.
"If someone were to say to you: 'We're going to combine traditional African percussion and choir with an electro groove and lead vocals from one of the USA's top female vocalists, Taylor Dayne,' you might be forgiven for regarding him to be just a little bit crazy. Well, think again because it has been done – and to remarkable effect!" says Bruce R.F. Smith.
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RUPAUL'S DRAG U - LOGO TV
July 1, 2010
Taylor acts as one of a group of celebrity "visiting professors" on RuPaul's new television show "RuPaul's Drag U" on LOGO TV. The program takes an incoming class of beauty-starved, confidence-drained women and teaches them the essential elements of sexiness, sass and spunk that have long been the calling cards of every great drag queen. As "Headmaster", RuPaul will oversee each pupil's individual progress and impart some of the invaluable life advice that only the World's Most Famous Drag Queen can provide. Other visiting professors include Dawn Wells, Meredith Baxter, Kelly Osbourne and Chaka Khan. Show premieres Monday, July 19 at 9/8c. Read More
NEW TAYLOR INTERVIEW IN GOOTH MAGAZINE
May 18, 2010
Read a new interview of Taylor, by superfan Dan Fisher in Gooth Magazine. Taylor dishes on her love life, considers playing Las Vegas, and discusses upcoming tour dates with Wilson Phillips.
TAYLOR DAYNE, JOURNEY KEYBOARDIST AMONG CELEBRITIES URGING CONGRESS TO DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' IN SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAMS
May 12, 2010
Taylor Dayne and Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain will join the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) along with partners VH1 Save the Music Foundation and Dosomething.org at a reception in the U.S. Capitol Building with the goal of keeping music and the arts as core components in every child's education. During the evening reception, scheduled for Wednesday, May 12, 2010, Dayne and Cain will speak about how music has influenced and impacted their lives. More info
TAYLOR TO APPEAR ON CNN HEADLINE NEWS
February 9, 2010
Catch Taylor on CNN Headline News, appearing with the author of Chicken Soup For The Soul (the story behind the song) Wednesday February 10, 2010 in the 11:30AM range.
TAYLOR FEATURED IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY TIMES
December 28, 2009
Click here to read a new interview of Taylor as featured in the San Francisco Bay Times.
TAYLOR INTERVIEW IN WINDY CITY TIMES
November 18, 2009
Click here to read a new interview of Taylor as featured in Windy City Times.
TAYLOR DOES LAS VEGAS
November 7, 2009
On Friday night 10/30, Taylor joined Matt Goss on stage during Matt Goss Live From Las Vegas and belted out "Feelin' Good" which had the crowd on their feet cheering.
TAYLOR ON GERMAN TV
October 6, 2009
Taylor appears on the Ultimate Chart Show (UCS) performing "Tell It To My Heart". The performance will air on RTL-TV in Germany October 9th. The show's theme this week is "The Most Successful Love Songs of the 80s".
Watch the song performance and German interview on YouTube
TAYLOR PODCAST INTERVIEW
September 19, 2009
Kerri Kasem Podcast with Taylor where she talks about the 80s, Michael Jackson, even sings a little Joni Mitchell acappella style, and more.
September 9, 2009
Could Taylor be Paula's replacement on "Idol"? Rolling Stone magazine (9/17/09 issue) compares the potential candidates and give Taylor 3-1 odds of success.
VIDEO ON DEMAND FROM DIRECTV
September 5, 2009
Check out the free download from DirecTV Video on Demand of Taylor's classic video for "Don't Rush Me" from her first album. Presented by VH-1 Classics. Available until September 21.
EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "OVER IT NOW"
July 15, 2009
July 1, 2009
Taylor is featured in OK Magazine discussing her touring with Michael Jackson on the Bad tour in 1988. Click here to check it out.
Also check out this newsreel clip on YouTube featuring Taylor talking about that tour.
TAYLOR SUPPORTS NOH8 CAMPAIGN
The NOH8 Campaign is a photo project and silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8.
Click the photo at right to enlarge.
TAYLOR TO APPEAR ON TV LAND'S "HIGH SCHOOL REUNION"
Airdate: April 8, 2009, 10PM
Taylor gives Chandler High Class of '88 a second chance to relive their senior prom, and makes it an unforgettable night. Dayne takes the stage with a fiery performance of her breakout hit, "Tell It to My Heart," on the season finale of "High School Reunion" on April 8th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on TV Land during TV Land Prime. Click Here to read a Taylor interview about the show and watch a clip.
PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM TAYLOR
March 1, 2009
March 7th is finale for Gone Country and I hope you are all enjoying the show. It was a very new experience for me being filmed in a reality setting, living 24 hours a day with cameras and sound (which believe me was the tough part, LOL - My Potty Mouth!!!. I must say that I really enjoyed all the castmates and we will be having a wrap party next week on my Birthday which I think is really a Birthday party for me personally (HAH). I made some new friends from the show especially of Tara Conner and Mickey Dolenz.
I wanted to let all you know that I have been back to Nashville 2x since the show wrapped to write further and record. I was that inspired creatively and the show really introduced us to some of Nashville's finest writers and Artists. With open arms I have felt embraced there and will continue working there.
Now all of you go out and pick up March 2nd People Magazine with Rhianna on the cover, page 34 has a nice pic and litle article about the show and my experience.
TV GUIDE NETWORK REALITY CHAT
Catch Taylor on TV Guide Network "Reality Chat" at the following air times:
February 17 at 9PM EST
February 18 at 3PM EST
February 19 at 5PM EST
March 2, 2009
Sidebar feature with Taylor discussing her work on Gone Country and her kids. Read it here.
OK MAGAZINE - SINGLEHOOD AND SURROGACY
Taylor dishes on being single with kids, surrogacy, dating, and the big jump in babies named "Taylor" in the early 90s. Read it here.
Airdate: Jan/Feb 2009
Gone Country uproots these seven musical celebrities and moves them into a Nashville mansion together to embark on a two-week adventure, hosted by singer-songwriter John Rich. Each celebrity will be paired up with some of Nashville's finest songwriters in an attempt to prepare them for a career in country music. In each episode, the cast competes against each other in challenges that will test them musically and physically to adapt to a country music lifestyle, both on and off the stage. At the end of the two weeks, the artist who is most prepared to impress a country audience, as determined by Rich, will record and release a song.
CMT has announced the cast for the third season of Gone Country, including George Clinton, Sheila E., Taylor Dayne, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, Richard Grieco and American Idol runner-up Justin Guarini. John Rich will return as the show's host when it premieres in January. (It's being filmed in Nashville in November 2008)
Recent article in Newsday.com
Read a recent feature article in The Tennessean, a great new article about Taylor crossing over into Country Music and how she is serious about this new direction.
Read Taylor's Official CMT Blog
PEACE ON EARTH
Taylor did a recent Public Service Announcement for Project-PeaceOnEarth.com, a globally broadcast musical prayer to take place in September 2009.
Check out the YouTube clip.
REMASTERED GREATEST HITS
Taylor is working a new remastered Greatest Hits album and has been busy re-recording these great songs. The album will feature all of Taylor's biggest hits including her debut smash hit single "Tell It To My Heart 08" which is already available digitally as a bonus track to her #1 Billboard Dance Hit "Beautiful" from iTunes. The album is due out in late-2009 and will feature two brand new tracks.
READ ALL ABOUT IT
Read a recent interview on Street Voice UK where Taylor talks all about the new CD, and upcoming touring plans.
Check out this new interview online at 80sinyourface.com, with Taylor
Main Page | Interview
TAYLOR JUDGES THE SINGING OFFICE ON TLC
Airdate: August 24, 2008 at 12PM
Taylor will judge the finale of this new reality series on TLC. Joey Fatone and Mel B. host as the winning 8 workplaces give their final live-studio performances and go head-to-head for the $50,000 grand prize.
I LOVE THE NEW MILLENNIUM PREMIERES MON-THUR, JUNE 23–26 AT 9PM AND 10PM EACH NIGHT
Airdate: June 23-26, 2008
Kick off your Ugg boots and put down your iPods as VH1 brings you the next big hit in their hugely popular "I Love The" series: "I Love The New Millennium." VH1 loves the 00's so much that they couldn't even wait for them to end, bringing viewers an all-new 8-part series covering the first 8 years of the new millennium (2000 – 2007.) From "Thong Songs" and Big Fat Greek Weddings, to wardrobe malfunctions and the "Big Mouth Billy Bass," it's all here, and our expert team of celebrities, musicians, actors, athletes, journalists and comedians are back to tackle every hard hitting issue you can imagine. For example: Where were all those weapons of mass destruction anyway? How did people watch television before TIVO? Who decided that trucker hats weren't just for truckers anymore? And perhaps most importantly of all… who let the dogs out? VH1 will once again tap our collective memories and will revisit the good, the bad, and the funny. "I Love The New Millennium" will leave no stone unturned through retro clips from sitcoms, movies, music videos, TV commercials, network news and other sources. Join us as we travel back in time to an era when Brad Pitt was happily married to Jennifer Aniston. Angelina Jolie and Madonna had yet to start the mad adoption craze, and Britney Spears still had her s#!t together. And you thought there were no more decades left to love...
The show features new interviews with some of your favorite artists including:
Amy Lee, Emily King, The Last Goodnight, OK GO, KT Tunstall, Vanessa Carlton, Mya, Plain White T's, The Bravery, Chrisette Michele, Emmy Rossum, Rooney, Lifehouse, Matt White, Pat Monahan, Natasha Bedingfield, Gina Gershon, The Donnas, Mandy Moore, Taylor Dayne, Dee Snider, Shaggy, Ben Lee, Angie Stone, B-52's, and more.
TAYLOR ON NBC'S TODAY SHOW
Airdate: April 1, 2008
Taylor Dayne will be performing and interviewing on NBC's The Today Show on April 1, 2008! Check your local listings for air time.
FREE VIDEO STREAMS
March 11, 2008
Watch video clips of Taylor's recent Jimmy Kimmel performance, as well as a current ABC TV promo featuring Taylor's "Crash". Visit the Media Section.
VOTE FOR TAYLOR ON LOGO ONLINE
March 3, 2008
Taylor's video for "Beautiful" is now being featured at LogoOnline.com. Please help get the word out and click here to vote for her.
TAYLOR WANTS YOUR IDEAS FOR "CRASH" MUSIC VIDEO
February 15, 2008
Taylor Dayne is making a new music video and she needs help from her fans! The diva is preparing to shoot a video for her powerful ballad, "Crash" and wants to hear what the song means to you. Submit your concept, idea, or video treatment for the song to firstname.lastname@example.org and it could become the brand new "Crash" video! Or make your own video, post it on YouTube, and send us the link! Not only will the best idea be used, but the winner will also receive a phone call from Taylor to hear what the song means to her. Hear the song and copy the lyrics at www.myspace.com/taylordayne. The writer's strike may be over, but you still have a chance to be a showbiz big-shot!
LEADING HER BACK
Excerpt from Billboard Magazine February 14, 2008
After a 15-year absence, Taylor Dayne returns to The Billboard 200 and the Adult Contemporary chart with her latest album and single, respectively. She also enters another chart and rises on yet another one, though she hasn't been absent so long from the latter and is making her first appearance on the former.
"Satisfied" (Intention), new at No. 179, marks Dayne's first appearance on The Billboard 200 since "Soul Dancing" peaked at No. 51 in 1993. Dayne made her album chart debut the week of Jan. 30, 1988, with "Tell It to My Heart," which went on to peak at No. 21. Dayne's album chart span is now expanded to 20 years and three weeks.
"Satisfied," Dayne's first charted album not released on Arista, is also a new entry on Top Independent Albums, where it bows at No. 22.
The single "Beautiful" opens at No. 29 on the Adult Contemporary survey. It is Dayne's first AC appearance since "Send Me a Lover" peaked at No. 19 in November 1993. "Beautiful" is moving upward on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, landing at No. 18 this week. Dayne was last on this list less than a year ago, when "I'm Not Featuring You" peaked at No. 2 in October 2007.
PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM TAYLOR
February 13, 2008
This has been a HUGE week! My newest album is finally out and sales are going great. Be sure to get it and tell 10 of your friends to get it too. I can't thank you all enough for the support throughout this entire process. "Satisfied" is #178 on the Billboard Top 200 and #22 on the Billboard Indie Album Chart. "Beautiful" is at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 AC Radio Chart too! It is truly special to share my music with all of you. Next week, I'm appearing on Jimmy Kimmel (February 21) on ABC. Check your local listings and tune in! Immediately after that I'll head over to the Virgin Megastore at the Hollywood & Highland complex for a fan signing. If you live in LA, come out and show your support. I would love to meet you.
All my best,
TAYLOR AT VIRGIN MEGASTORE HOLLYWOOD
Appearance: February 21, 2008
Taylor Dayne will be appearing at the Virgin Megastore on Hollywood and Highland on February 21 at 8:30PM. Be sure to purchase a copy of Satisfied to receive a wristband that will allow you to meet Taylor and have your copy signed.
PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM TAYLOR
February 4, 2008
I am SO excited to be writing to you today because my new album, SATISFIED, finally comes out tomorrow! It's been a long road to get here and I want to thank you for all of your love and support as I prepared this album. You guys are great. I hope you love what you hear – I certainly do! These songs are very important to me and I am happy to share them with all of my fans. Please be sure to pick up your copy tomorrow and please tell at least 10 of your friends to go out and get it too! They'll thank you…
TAYLOR ON JIMMY KIMMEL
Airdate: February 21, 2008
Taylor will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live 2/21 to promote her new album! Check your local ABC listings for exact show times.
TAYLOR ON FLORENCE HENDERSON
Airdate: March 21, 2008
Taylor will appear on The Florence Henderson Show 3/21 on Retirement Living Network! Check your local listings for exact show times.
BUSY FOR 2008
January 9, 2008
Taylor Dayne's video for "Beautiful" premiered on Yahoo Music on January 8, 2008
Taylor Dayne has been featured on the homepage of Hotmomsclub.com.
Taylor Dayne will also be interviewed and perform on I-Village's "In The Loop" on Feb 1, 2008. I-Village is the largest women's site on the web with over 16 million monthly users. This appearance will be broadcasted on NBC affiliates throughout the United States, including:
New York City - WNBC 4 - Noon
Los Angeles - KNBC 4 - Noon
Chicago - WMAQ-TV 5 - 11 a.m.
Philadelphia - WCAU 10 - Noon
San Francisco - KNTV 11 - Noon
Dallas-Ft. Worth - KXAS-TV5 - 11 a.m.
Washington, D.C. - WRC-TV 4 - Noon
Miami - WTVJ 6 - Noon
San Diego - KNSD 39 - Noon
Hartford - WVIT - TV 30 - Noon
Oklahoma City - KFOR 4 - 11 am
Taylor will be interviewed at the Grammy Forum in the Staples Center. The junket takes place during Grammy weekend and will feature a variety of AC, Hot AC, and Rhythmic stations.
TAYLOR ON WHOOPI!
Airdate: November 30, 2007
Click here listen to the exclusive interview with Whoopi Goldberg and hear Taylor talk about the new single, new album & lots more. Thanks to gstarbe for the audio.
READ AN INTERVIEW FROM GayWired.com
November 9, 2007
Read a brand new interview with Taylor for GayWired.com where she talks in depth about the upcoming album, her past experiences with record labels, and her musical legacy.
BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK REVEALED!
Taylor has just revealed the new artwork for her upcoming single "Beautiful". The single will be hitting radio this November and released digitally 11th December.
Stay tuned for track listing details closer to release.
OCTOBER NEWS UPDATE
Taylor's new album entitled "SATISFIED" will be released 5th February 2008. The first single will be entitled "BEAUTIFUL" and will be hitting radio this November.
Taylor is featured in this month's People Magazine available at all newsstands on October 5th.
Taylor will be performing on NBC's Singing BEE. Be sure to check your local listings for airtime.
MESSAGE FROM TAYLOR
September 2007 - New Album Update
The final mixes are now being finished for the album. The A&R team and myself have had a rough time figuring out the song sequence. I believe we're almost there. FINALLY! For those who are wondering if CRASH is on the album, I'm pleased to tell you that yes, it is. We did play around with it as far as the overall sound. I hope you'll all like the direction we took with the album. I'm looking forward to the album there will be 4 songs on the album that I co-wrote, 4 that are covers and the rest some great original songs.
Thank you all for all your continued support. And stay tuned for the new record in early 2008. It's not that far off.
MESSAGE FROM TAYLOR
How is everyone's summer so far? It's flying by and already the 4th of July!! Crazy...Well I'm doing very well and feeling the end is near. The last of the final mixes are coming in for the record. All in all I cut about 17 songs, we're down to 14 now and I will weed a track or 2 or not. It's tough I want to record so much and it's been a while since I've had the opportunity to get in the studio with such great producers. I figure 2 weeks tops and then we master, Yeah!!!!
Then the fun begins of the order the songs go in and when to release. Meanwhile I played a fantastic gay pride in Minneaplois last weekend to thousands of fabulous fans. What a great nite...Thank you for giving me the opportunity to perform for you guys, always a treat.
So stay tuned for release date news, it will really be in my manager's safe hands then to really figure out the best timing for release but I'm/were very excited, YEAH!!!!!!
All love Kiddies, Stay cool in the pool...
Love & Light
MESSAGE FROM TAYLOR
I've been travelling alot in April for shows and NY to record as well as LA. The process has been going great and I'm very excited. I also just got back from another fabulous Derby weekend. Man they know how to do it in Kentucky. I was invited by the Barnstable Brown family, this is now my 4th year going and it's always a blast. I will be posting a YouTube blog from the weekend, enjoy.
Have a great month guys, all love to you
MESSAGE FROM TAYLOR
January 2007 - NEW ALBUM UPDATE
Exciting times are here again. 2007 has come in like a tidal wave, big and bold and this wave I'm choosing to ride YAHOO!!!! I realize you all might have a lot of questions and some very specific ones about this record I have just started the joyfull process of creating .
There's not much I can or want to reveal just yet, it's too personal a process for me but I will tell you this. I have a great team helping me thus far in bringing in outside material as well as setting up collaborations with writers and producers that I feel a connection with. This is a very reflective process and time. To be truthful to the Artist I am and who I want to be I have to choose wisely and say something in a way that resonates for me and connects with you and has meaning and messages that hit you in the heart.
Then I will know I've done my job correctly and that is my job and I'm taking this very seriously. I'm truly grateful for this blessed opportunity to do what I love, to sing, but to say something is key and there's much to say and I want to kick ass.
The type of music and style if you will will be revealed soon enough, but for now I need the room to experiment and challenge and try things out safely in the workshop.
All Love to you, Taylor
TAYLOR PERFORMS AT BENEFIT FOR DOG VICTIMS OF KATRINA
December 1, 2006
Taylor joined Jane Wiedlin, E.G. Daily, Christina Applegate, and many others to perform at a benefit for dogs in need due to Hurricane Katrina. The show included a terrific acoustic set of some of the great hit songs from the 80's, helping support animals in need. Click thumbnail to enlarge.
PHOTOS FROM LA GAY PRIDE
November 16, 2006
Check out these photos of Taylor and her kids, Levi and Astaria, from L.A. Gay Pride 2006, courtesy of Jay Jorgensen. Click thumbnail to enlarge.
"CRASH" LIVE VIDEO/NEW SONG ONLINE
August 31, 2006
Preview an exclusive song from Taylor's next album with a live performance video, "Crash," recorded last month in front of TaylorDayne.com contest winners in Los Angeles. Includes a new written interview/article with Taylor.
TAYLOR APPEARS ON SIMON COWELL'S "CELEBRITY DUETS"
September 10, 2006
TAYLOR DUETS WITH JAI RODRIGUEZ SEP 14-15.
WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, actress Lucy Lawless, actor Cheech Marin, 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist gymnast Carly Patterson, actor/director Alfonso Ribeiro ("The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "All of Us"), Jai Rodriguez ("Queer Eye"), actor/comedian Hal Sparks ("Queer as Folk") and actress Lea Thompson ("Back to the Future," "Caroline in the City") are the eight celebrities who will compete weekly on CELEBRITY DUETS premiering Tuesday, Aug. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Wayne Brady will host the show.
Each week, the celebrity competitors – as long as they remain in the competition – get paired with a different recording superstar among Grammy Award-winning and No. 1 artists Clint Black, Michael Bolton, Belinda Carlisle, Taylor Dayne, Peter Frampton, Macy Gray, James Ingram, Wynonna Judd, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, Brian McKnight, Aaron Neville, Smokey Robinson, Randy Travis, Dionne Warwick, Lee Ann Womack and others. In addition, legendary producer David Foster will serve as a judge for the weekly singing competition.
After the special 2-hour premiere on Tuesday, Aug. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, the show will move to a new permanent day/time Thursday, Sept. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). After each performance episode, viewers vote for their favorite celebrity performers, with the outcome announced live on the weekly results show beginning Friday, Sept. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The celebrity with the fewest votes each week will be eliminated from the competition. The winning celebrity will emerge from the competition in perfect harmony, and a $100,000 cash prize will be donated to the charity of his or her choice.
Visit fox.com for more info.
TAYLOR ON THE AIR IN NYC
July 17, 2006
Taylor recently did an interview on The Morning Mix with Michelle Visage & Joe Causi for WNEW-FM 102.7 in NYC. Listen to an mp3 archive: Part 1 | Part 2. She also taped a guest DJ segment "Random Access Big 80's" with Larry Flick for Sirius Radio which will air for five consecutive days at 12 Noon Eastern Time. Check the Sirius website for details.
TAYLOR GUEST STARS ON RESCUE ME
July 11, 2006
Taylor will appear as a guest star on FX's Rescue Me series, Tuesday, July 11. Check your local listings for showtime. Rescue Me website
INTERVIEW IN INSTINCT MAGAZINE
June 6, 2006
The current Instinct Magazine features a nice interview with Taylor discussing how things have evolved in the past 18 years, American Idol, marriage, Kabbalah and martinis vs. cosmos. view the article.
COVER PHOTO AND INTERVIEW IN WEHO MAGAZINE
Pick up a copy of the current WeHo Magazine with Taylor on the cover, and read a candid interview. Or we've got the entire article here on the website: view the article.
TAYLOR FEATURED IN STAR MAGAZINE
August 15, 2005
Check out the 4-page photo feature of Taylor at home with her children in the August 15 issue of STAR Magazine! Star Style: STAR at Home with Taylor Dayne includes insight into Taylor's personal life, family lifestyle, and even a photo of her current beau hanging out with the kids. View the entire article.
SHARING THE STAGE - TAYLOR DAYNE HAS MET HER MATCH IN A PUPPY NAMED CHULA
In Touch Magazine - July 25, 2005
Chart-topping singer Taylor Dayne is known for her powerhouse vocals and bold stage presence, so it's no surprise that she's found a pet to fit her personality: a Chihuahua/pug mix named Chula. "She's calm on the outside, but inside she's just brewing," says Taylor. "She's curvaceous, voluptuous and strong..." View complete article.
REMAKING: TAYLOR DAYNE
Thanks to everyone for the wonderful good wishes on the debut of "Remaking: Taylor Dayne" on VH-1. Check www.VH1.com for air dates/times.
TAYLOR DAYNE -- DON'T MAKE ME OVER
Beck-Smith Syndicated [April 21, 2005]
Former 1980s pop diva Taylor Dayne says she made it clear to the producers of VH-1's Remaking reality show that she was open to being remade -- to a point. The show, debuting tonight (Thurs. 4/21) attempts to re-ignite Dayne's career by pairing her with multi-Grammy-winning super producer Rodney Jerkins. She notes that when Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil did the show previously, "he did three months of plastic surgery. So I go - 'Guys - if it's about music, I'm in. If you want me to work with hair and clothes stylists -- not a problem. Makeup? Let's go, bring it on. Choreographers? Cool. Plastic surgery -- not cool!'" However, the songstress admits, "You can tell that they did get some botox in me."
Dayne is very happy with the single called "Right Now" that her long-time fan Jerkins created just for her. "The song is very classic sounding Taylor in its own way? ballsy, edgy as well as fun." Still she says she wasn't thrilled about being followed around by cameras all day. "But the positive risks involved -- working with Rodney and having the potential to get my face back out there -- outweighed the negative of being so vulnerable. And the other stuff is funny. Listen, living in the Dayne house is nothing short of living in a three-ring circus... a single mom with three-year-old twins is out of control."
SLIM IN 6
Recently Taylor did a celebrity cameo for the in-home fitness product "Slim in 6" - you can check out her celebrity profile at www.slimin6.com.
And you can even watch for the Slim in 6 infomercial featuring Taylor's cameo. The TV schedule for the infomercial airings is listed on the site.
EX-GREAT DAYNE'S GETTING A NEW SHOT
Marisa Guthrie, Daily News [April 18, 2005]
Dayne, with daughter Astaria, has a 'Remaking' comeback on VH1. Taylor Dayne, the big-haired '80s pop princess, is looking for a new groove. To help find it, she submitted to a "Remaking" courtesy of cable music channel VH1.
"To me, it was about finding new opportunities," Dayne said. "I know my voice touches people. It has for years. I can't give that up."
The transformation team provided by the show includes stylists, choreographers, personal trainers and the musical guidance of producer Rodney Jerkins, who has manufactured hits for Brandy and Monica. "Remaking: Taylor Dayne" premieres Thursday at 10 p.m.
When the VH1 team catches up with Dayne, whose big hit was 1987's "Tell It to My Heart," she's a single mom raising two toddlers and playing a daytime concert at Disney World sparsely attended by a crowd distracted by their fried chicken and French fries. "What was I thinking?" Dayne asks defensively. "I was thinking my kids got to have a good week at Epcot Center. I was thinking, it's paying my bills. I've grinned and beared a lot of crap, trust me." Previously, VH1 remade former Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil, who having gained much weight after years of abusing food and alcohol, was playing concerts in a Minnesota strip mall. Part of Neil's transformation included plastic surgery. And upcoming editions of "Remaking" will focus on Jody Watley and Vanilla Ice.
Dayne, who was born Leslie Wonderman in 1962 on Long Island, said she wasn't interested in the "Celebrity Swan" treatment, as she put it, referring to the plastic surgery aspect. But viewers will see her getting cringe-inducing Botox injections in her forehead. And Dayne was cagey when pressed on whether she had any nips and tucks. "Really," said Dayne, "the focus was making a great song and coming together with Rodney Jerkins."
Jerkins produced a hard-driving, guitar-heavy single for Dayne called "Right Now." Dayne's best friend, "King of Queens" star Leah Remini, hated the song. "That guitar is killing me," Remini says in the show. "It's brutal."
The "Remaking" led to Dayne's recent appearance on "The View," where she performed the song. "Right Now" will be on her new album, which she describes as "soulful." It's scheduled to debut next month. "I think people are going to be pleasantly surprised," she said. "It's classic. I'm going for timeless stuff."
Dayne is also toying with the possibility of a TV series. But she stresses it would not be a reality series, something that a plethora of pop music stars are doing. Rather, she said, it would be only semi-autobiographical, like "Fat Actress" or "Curb Your Enthusiasm." "I'm really interested in that concept," Dayne said. "And I think most people are. It's part of our pop culture right now. "I'm certainly a fan of 'Give the people what they want,' " she continued. "But for me personally to be that exposed, I'd rather have a script and be on a set and not in my own house. I would be playing myself, but a caricature or myself."