Kat Von D Releases Debut Single “Exorcism”


Kat Von D is makin’ music…

The 39-year-old Mexio-born half-Argentine renowned tattoo artist, makeup mogul, shoe designer, animal rights activist and Reality TV personality has added another role to her resume: recording artist.

Kat Von D

Kat Von D — who has been playing piano since she was a child — is releasing her debut album.

The 12-track Love Made Me Do It arrives on Augus 27 via KVD/Kartel Music Group, with first single “Exorcism” — a darkwave bop about love, loss and change — available now. (Listen to it here.)

Von D tells Billboard the project has been years in the making, and while she’s a fan of synthwave and bands like The Cure and Depeche Mode, she says her sound is different.

“I think we have managed to create our own sound, in our own way,” says Kat Von D.

Helping her craft that sound on Love Made Me Do It are collaborations with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Dave Grohl (Nirvana and Foo Fighters) and Danny Lohner (formerly of Nine Inch Nails), BauhausPeter Murphy, Linda Perry, and more.

Von D shares that though she had originally hoped to release the album and to tour to support it sooner, the coronavirus pandemic led to a change of plans.

“We treated the lockdowns as an opportunity to stay focused on the album, our set list and stage design, and worked together every weekday from noon to 5,” she explains of hunkering down with her band — Gregg Foreman (synth 1), Sammi Doll (synth 2), Dave Parley (drums) and Brynn Route (contortionist) — in a cottage on her property during the global shutdowns.

Love Made Me Do It arrives on August 27.

Here’s the full tracklist:

  1. “Vanish Intro”
  2. “Vanish”
  3. “Enough”
  4. “Exorcism”
  5. “Protected”
  6. “Fear You”
  7. “I Am Nothing”
  8. “Lost At Sea”
  9. “Interlude”
  10. “Pretending”
  11. “Easier Sung Than Said”
  12. “The Calling”

Demi Lovato Lands at the Top of Google’s “Year in Search” List

Demi Lovato is a Google star…

The 26-year-old part-Mexican American actress/singer was the most searched person in the U.S. during 2018, edging out Meghan Markle, Brett Kavanaugh, Logan Paul and other big names in Google’s annual list of top trending searches in the U.S.

Demi Lovato

The trending data examines Google searches that experienced a higher spike in traffic when compared to the same time period in 2017. Lovato made headlines in 2018 when she relapsed with a drug overdose and entered rehab to get sober again.

According to the tech giant’s “Year in Search” data released, musicians fared well overall on the list: Eminem ranked sixth, while Ariana GrandeRick Ross and Cardi B came in eighth, ninth and 10th respectively.

Lovato was also the most searched musician in 2018, Cardi B ranked No. 5.

In the actors category, Noah Centineo was the highest ranking Latino/a, coming in at No. 7.

For weddings, Kat Von D’s wedding came in at No. 4. The Latina tattoo artist and television personality married Rafael Reyes in February in a goth wedding that caight the wor;d’s attention.

The full lists of search trends are available at Google.com/2018 and see the music and entertainment-related searches below. 

1. Demi Lovato
2. Meghan Markle
3. Brett Kavanaugh
4. Logan Paul
5. Khloe Kardashian
6. Eminem
7. Urban Meyer
8. Ariana Grande
9. Rick Ross
10. Cardi B

Musicians and Bands
1. Demi Lovato
2. Eminem
3. Ariana Grande
4. Rick Ross
5. Cardi B
6. Travis Scott
7. Childish Gambino
8. Machine Gun Kelly
9. Meek Mill
10. Queen

1. “Bohemian Rhapsody”
2. “This is America”
3. “Baby Shark”
4. “God’s Plan”
5. “Killshot”
6. “In My Feelings”
7. “Electric Slide”
8. “thank u, next”
9. “Mo Bamba”
10. “Lucid Dreams”

1. Mac Miller
2. Kate Spade
3. Anthony Bourdain
4. Stan Lee
5. Aretha Franklin
6. XXXTentacion
7. Mollie Tibbetts
8. Avicii
9. Burt Reynolds
10. John McCain

1. Black Panther
2. Incredibles 2
3. Deadpool 2
4. Avengers: Infinity War
5. A Quiet Place
6. A Star is Born
7. Bohemian Rhapsody
8. Venom
9. Hereditary
10. The Nun

TV Shows
1. Roseanne
2. Altered Carbon
3. The Haunting of Hill House
4. American Idol
5. Lost in Space
6. Corbra Kai
7. Castle Rock
8. Westworld
9. Insatiable
10. On My Block

1. Logan Paul
2. Bill Cosby
3. Sylvester Stallone
4. Pete Davidson
5. Michael B. Jordan
6. Allison Mack
7. Noah Centineo
8. Bradley Cooper
9. Roseanne Barr
10. Chadwick Boseman

Celebrity Baby Names
1. Kylie Jenner
2. Royal Baby
3. Khloe Kardashian
4. Cardi B
5. Kim Kardashian
6. Family
7. Pippa Middleton
8. Joanna Gaines
9. Tia Mowry
10. Ginger Zee

1. Royal Wedding
2. Priyanka Chopra Wedding
3. Princess Eugenie Wedding
4. Kat Von D Wedding
5. Deepika Padukone Wedding
6. Joe Scarborough and Mika Wedding
7. Kit Harrington Wedding
8. Jordan Spieth Wedding
9. Emily Ratajkowski Wedding
10. Kane Brown Wedding

Kat Von D Inks Miley Cyrus with Third Tattoo

The third time’s the charm for Kat Von D

The 31-year-old the part Argentine and Spanish tattoo artist and reality television star has inked Miley Cyrus for the third time, with a mystery tattoo.

Kat Von D

The “Party in the U.S.A.” singer was spotted leaving Kat Von D’s High Voltage tattoo parlor in West Hollywood on Sunday, August 4.

Cyrus, who was accompanied by several male friends during the session, wore a cropped white top, white shorts and a pair of gold sneakers. A black bandage was taped to her upper right arm.

The former LA Ink star wrote, “Tattoo time,” on Instagram on Sunday. Cyrus retweeted the post, but didn’t give any detail of the new collection.

She previously give Cyrus two tattoos. The artist inked two crossed arrows on her right elbow in January 2013. “Loved tattooing @MileyCyrus yesterday! Simple symbols of friendship make beautiful tattoos. <3,” she tweeted back then.

Two months later, Kat inked a mini copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing of heart anatomy on her forearm.

Kat Von D Inks Miley Cyrus…

Kat Von D hearts Miley Cyrus… Literally!

Kat Von D

The 31-year-old part-Argentine/part-Spanish tattoo artist and reality television star inked the former Disney Channel starlet with an image of Leonardo da Vinci‘s anatomical heart.

“Just did the RADDEST tattoo on @MileyCyrus -a miniature rendition of a daVinci anatomical heart!” tweeted Von D, along with sharing an image of her tattoo on Instagram.

Miley Cyrus Tattoo by Kat Von D

It’s the latest tattoo the L.A. Ink star has inked on Cyrus.

Von D’s other celebrity clients include Demi Lovato, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Eve and Dave Navarro.

Kat Von D Gets Engaged to Deadmau5 Over Twitter

Kat Von D is giving marriage another shot, after accepting a non-traditional proposal…

The Mexican tattoo artist and reality television star got engaged over the weekend after her boyfriend, Deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman), proposed over social media.

Kat Von D II

“I can’t wait for Christmas so…. Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me?” he tweeted, along with a photo of the ring.

Kat Von D later tweeted a thank you to her fans for their support, writing, “Mi corazon!!! Thank you all for the lovely congratulations! Please excuse me while I go squeeze the hell out of my fiancé!”

The couple isn’t a stranger to public declarations of their love… or their relationship drama. In November, The former L.A. Ink star and Deadmau5 — who began dating in September — took to Twitter to announce their short-lived separation.

This would be Kat Von D’s second marriage; she was previously wed to Oliver Peck. And she was engaged to Sandra Bullock’s ex-husband, Jesse James twice at different times in 2011.

This would be Deadmau5’s first.