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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."

Girls Aloud Deny Seeking Sixth Member

August 28, 2008 08:23:13 GMT

Girls Aloud have shut down rumor, claiming that they will take part in a reality show to look for a new member. "Over the weekend the papers have been filled with false stories on the girls. But instead of the tired old 'split' stories, they have invented rumors of a brand new Girls Aloud reality show," the girls say in a written statement issued on their MySpace page. "The papers often get things wrong but this one should win some kind of award!"

The gossip started to emerge in the media when a source told British newspaper the Sunday Mirror that the group have come to a negotiation with a production company to make their own reality show which will allegedly have X-Factor style. "The girls have never forgotten that reality TV gave them their break. Now they want to give someone else the chance to enjoy a taste of the success they have enjoyed," says the source as quoted by the paper.

Video Premiere: Plain White T's' 'Natural Disaster'

August 28, 2008 07:37:48 GMT

Plain White T's have just dropped their music video to help promoting the band's first single "Natural Disaster". The song will appear in their fifth studio effort "Big Bad World", which is set for release on September 23 under Hollywood Records.

The music video shows the group singing in a club with some captures of several couples, filling their romantic night with hugging, cuddling, and kissing. As the video goes on, one by one, the band's members find beautiful girls and then they start enjoying the night with their dates.

Video Premiere: Raphael Saadiq's 'Love That Girl'

August 28, 2008 06:40:29 GMT

Soul singer Raphael Saadiq has just premiered a music video in support of his latest single called "Love That Girl". The music video takes viewers to the '60s era with a reference of how guys, at that time, show their affections to their women.

Additionally, the song will appear on his upcoming fourth studio effort "The Way I See It", which will be available in stores on September 16 under the courtesy of Columbia Records and his independent label, Pookie Entertainment. The album also features a duet with Joss Stone as well as iconic performer Stevie Wonder. Furthermore, Raphael, who is solely responsible for writing, producing, and arranging the entire project for his upcoming album, says that the new single carries a more soulful atmosphere and organic sound of tropical vacation spots like Costa Rica and the Bahamas.

Staind's Latest LP Debuts on Billboard Hot 200 Chart

August 28, 2008 04:50:11 GMT

Staind's sixth major studio album "Illusion of Progress" from Flip/Atlantic Records, makes its debut on Billboard 200 Chart with around 91,800 units on sale. The album which has just been released on August 19, rockets onto hot number three in the chart, just behind Jonas Brothers' "A Little Bit Longer", which scans another 146,700 copies, and Kid Rock's "Rock N Roll Jesus", which sits at number two with 100,900 sold.

The "Illusion of Progress" is a follow-up for the band's 2005 platinum-certified effort "Chapter V", which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart in the second week after its release date. Their achievement has made the band to join an elite shortlist of five other modern rock artists who have also accomplished the same chart history, including U2, Dave Matthews Band, System of a Down, Van Halen, and Disturbed.

Nicole Scherzinger Wrote a Love Song for Lewis Hamilton

August 28, 2008 04:23:41 GMT

Nicole Scherzinger, one part of The Pussycat Dolls who also goes solo, has taken her personal love life as inspiration behind a song. The 30-year-old singer confessed that she has written a track called "I Think I'm in Love" for her new lover Lewis Hamilton who is best known as an F1 race driver.

"It is a very personal song," Nicole said. "It's very in-depth and emotional, a real song that I know is going to connect with people." No confirmation yet on where this track will appear but a source told The Sun that it may be included as one of the tracks in her second solo album. "She has only just finished it but it could be rushed on to the new album," the source said.
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