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Jonas Brothers on Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video of 'A Little Bit Longer'


August 30, 2008 03:36:50 GMT


Teen band sensation Jonas Brothers have just released "Band in a Bus", the first episode of a video blog series. The video allows their fans to have a closer look at the making of the brand new Jonas album "A Little Bit Longer", which has been available for purchase since August 12.

The band have been followed by cameras inside and outside the bus, and accompanied by a bunch of crew, including their music producer, John Fields and music director John Taylor. On a statement, Kevin Jonas says that the idea to record their new songs on a bus is brilliant considering their busy schedule. "Recording our new album on a bus is totally a great idea," Kevin says to the camera.

The Cure Christen Thirteenth Album '4:13 Dream'


August 30, 2008 03:16:24 GMT


The Cure's thirteenth studio album will be named "4:13 Dream" and will be released on October 14 in U.S. No explanation given for the title's meaning, but the Geffen album has been circling on the number thirteen, releasing its singles in the past four months on every date 13.

Prior to the album's street date, an EP containing remixes of all the four spawned singles from the set will be put in the market first on September 13. The EP, which is called "Hypnagogic States" features the remixes by Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars, Jade Pudget of AFI, My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump. Artist royalties from the EP sale will go to The International Red Cross.

Paula Abdul to Leave American Idol?


August 30, 2008 02:34:07 GMT


This week's addition of Kara DioGuardi in the judging panel of talent TV show "American Idol" have left some speculations, one of which says that the show will change their judge line-up. A source even claims that the show's producer is hiring a new younger female judge to ditch Paula Abdul.

Paula has recently showed her concern over the new judge and says that she is worried about the audience's acceptance. According to Us Magazine, Abdul has told Phoenix's KISS-FM, "I am concerned about the audience and acceptance. Time will tell. We'll see."

Jennifer Hudson Singing National Anthem for Obama, the Video


August 29, 2008 09:56:53 GMT


Jennifer Hudson has done Barack Obama a favor by appearing at the Day Four of the Democratic National Convention at Mile High School's Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado. The Oscar-winning actress and singer sang the American national anthem on Thursday, August 28 in honor of the presidential candidate.

Wearing purple dress and standing in front of the American and democratic flags, Hudson delivered her version of "The Star-Spangles Banner". She was reportedly personally requested by Obama for the performance and through her publicist, Hudson said that she was "thrilled and excited. It's a tremendous honor."

Trace Adkins Returns to Persian Gulf for a Tour

August 29, 2008 09:35:21 GMT


Trace Adkins is giving back to the community by scheduling another concert in Persian Gulf to entertain the U.S. troops who are serving their nation. The country crooner had visited the U.S. army base camp in 2002 and received a USO Merit Award last year but is looking forward to return for a tour and performance.

"I'm really humbled by the opportunity to spend more time with our nation's finest," Adkins said. "This is such an honor for me to be able to visit with our military and tell them how much we truly appreciate all the sacrifices they make for our country and our freedom." No specific time frame has been mentioned but it is known that the trip will be sponsored by USO and Armed Forces Entertainment.

Blogger Confesses on Leaking Gun N' Roses' Songs

August 29, 2008 09:19:31 GMT


A 27-year-old man from California has been arrested by police officers for copyright infringement over Guns N' Roses' songs. The blogger, later identified as Kevin Cogill, has allegedly posted six unfinished songs from the band's long-awaited album "Chinese Democracy", which has been in the works for more than a decade.

A few hours after the uploading, he removed the songs when the Los Angeles-based rock band's lawyers complained. However, he has never publicly disclosed the source of his scoop. The next day, an RIAA investigator wrote to FBI, stating that Kevin has been questioned and confessed that he has leaked the songs. "Cogill provided a typed, signed confession which stated that he had posted the unreleased Guns N' Roses songs to the internet on his web site," the agent wrote.

Michael Jackson's Record Up for Exclusive Auction


August 29, 2008 07:36:52 GMT


A promo CD for Michael Jackson's not-yet-titled record has gone on eBay website for an exclusive purchase. An executive from Sony BMG says that the promo CD is a mega-rare edition. "This promo CD is one of the rarest Michael Jackson items in existence, only 10 are said to exist and this is the first time one has been on eBay," the Sony boss states.

The CD contains an early demo of an unreleased Michael's song, "Men In Black", which was planned to be listed on his 1991 eight studio album "Dangerous" but later had to be shelved and was never leaked ever since. "The most interesting track on the CD is 'Men In Black' (not related to the films staring Will Smith), as it was intended to be a single release from Dangerous, but 'Men In Black' was shelved and since has not been released or leaked," the executive staff of Sony says. Furthermore, the CD has also carried alternative versions of "Black or White" and "Too Much Monkey Business".

Video Premiere: Buckcherry's 'Don't Go Away'


August 29, 2008 06:49:21 GMT


Multi-Platinum rock band Buckcherry have unveiled a music video for their second single "Don't Go Away," from their forthcoming Eleven Seven Music/Atlantic Records' album "Black Butterfly". Their fourth major studio effort will hit the stores on September 16 and compete with Taproot's "Our Long Road Home".

The music video features actress Arielle Kebbel, who will star as Alex in a big screen movie "The Uninvited", which will come out next year. A full look for the band's video can be exclusively found on MSN Music for one week, starting from August 28.

Sugababes Dancing With Poles and 'Girls' in New Video

August 29, 2008 06:39:21 GMT


Sugababes will show their naughty alter ego on the music video for "Girls", a new single taken from their upcoming studio album. The three-piece opt a stripping show theme for the clip and, true to the song's subject, they will play with "girls".

A bunch of on-set photos have been unveiled through The Sun, revealing member Amelle Berrabah leaning against a stripper pole and fooling around with a female dancer. In one shot, she is seen with her hand on the 'crotch' part of the dancer. Heidi Range sports a '60s hair-do and black lacy mini dress while Keisha Buchanan performs sultry dance in front of her boyfriend Dean Thomas who will also appear in the video.

M.I.A. Confirming Musical Retirement


August 29, 2008 04:55:52 GMT


British musician M.I.A. finally comes out to make a statement concerning the latest rumor saying that she will leave music industry. The singer recently says to the media that she is not only stopping from touring but also from making music. "It was my last ever show. And it still is. I stopped touring after that and I didn't want to make music again. I was quite happy to just leave it all behind. I was happy with what I had achieved," the singer stated.

When asked whether the retirement will be permanent or just a couple-years break, she says that she is indeed tempted to make a follow-up for her successful single "Paper Plane", which is taken from her 2007 effort "Kala", but she has planned for another move. "With the success of 'Paper Planes', there's pull for me to make another record. Even my mum believes in me more," she said in a press release. "It's a nice encouragement. But I was planning my life as a fishing woman on the outskirts of Cambodia. That's a joke."

Pete Wentz Appears on MTV VMAs Promo Video

August 29, 2008 03:45:01 GMT


Fall Out Boy's basist Pete Wentz has just been shot with British comedian Russell Brand. The 40-seconds video will be promoting 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, which will be aired from Hollywood Paramount Studio on September 7.

Beside Pete, other stars, who are taped for the MTV awards promos, are Britney Spears and LL Cool J. While Britney appears on two promo ads with an elephant as a featured guest to remind people for her last year's disastrous performance in the show, LL Cool J simply sits next to the comedian for a conversation in another video.

HSM Cast, Miley Cyrus, Michael Phelps to Announce MTV VMAs Winners

August 29, 2008 03:34:16 GMT


It will be as well a Disney stars celebration at the imminent MTV Video Music Awards. The mouse house's most popular teen celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu and Miley Cyrus have all been tapped to be the presenters at the music awards show that will be held on Sunday, September 7 in Los Angeles.

MTV have just announced a longer list of presenters that will take the stage to announce the winners. Beside the High School Musical and the Hannah Montana stars, there will be a bunch of other Hollywood icons ranging from sportsman to actors. Olympic medalist Michael Phelps who had been hinted to appear at the show earlier, indeed will take duty as a presenter. Others slated to hand over the Moonman are Scarlett Johansson, Lindsay Lohan, Ciara, and "Superbad" actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Video Premiere: Dem Franchize Boyz's 'Turn Heads' Feat. Lloyd

August 29, 2008 02:42:30 GMT


Hip hop group from Atlanta Dem Franchize Boyz have just released a music video for brand new single "Turn Heads". As the music video starts, an old-fashioned radio appears and then group begin taking turn in rapping their verses to the camera.

In addition, the single where they team up with rapper Lloyd of G-Unit, is confirmed to appear on the group's third major studio set called "Our World Our Way", which will not come out until September 30 via Koch Records. Beside taping Lloyd, the group, who are comprised of Jizzal Man, Parlae, Pimpin, and Buddie, have also signed Mannie Fresh for single "Mr. Feel Good".

Video Premiere: David Banner's 'So Long'


August 28, 2008 09:40:46 GMT


Rapper and record producer David Banner has just released a music video to support his new single "So Long". The single is taken from the track listing of his fifth major studio album "The Greatest Story Ever Told", which has been available for purchase in stores since July.

The music video starts with a capture of newspaper cutting entitled "Stripped of Our Rights". At some points, the video is divided into two small scenes, one of which shows him in a black white background, while the other carries the colored capture of George Walker Bush and some other American presidents, delivering their presidential speeches.

Avril Lavigne to Face Protesters at Malaysian Concert

August 28, 2008 09:31:09 GMT


Avril Lavigne's Malaysian concert goes on, so does its opposition. The artist who has been given a green light by the local government will have to face a mass of protesters when she conducts the concert on Friday, August 29 in the country's capital. Pan-Malaysian Islamic have vowed themselves to take any course in order to prevent the concert from happening.

Nasrudin Hassan, a representative of the party said that they are still unable to accept the fact that the "too sexy" concert will be held on the heels of Malaysia's independence day on August 31 and the feasting season. Reasoning on why it should be banned, Hassan said, "A concert of this nature is not conducive to teach the younger generation to become good citizens, upright and competitive, but instead would weaken them morally and mentally."
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