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Joss Stone and Enrique Iglesias to Retire From Music?


March 01, 2008 07:17:41 GMT


Joss Stone has come to a revelation that she may not stay in the music business very long. The soul a singer who has been compared to Janis Joplin, reveals intention to become a nurse.

She said, "I certainly don't want to get to 60 and find I've only been a singer all my life. I'd like to go back to school one day. I'd like to train to be a midwife. I want to experience all aspects of life and visit every country in the world." The singer has spawned three studio albums, and scored a movie role in the fantasy flick "Eragon" (2006) as Angela.

The Pussycat Dolls Down One Member?


March 01, 2008 05:01:11 GMT


From seven down to six, The Pussycat Dolls are now forced to survive with only five members. Red-headed Carmit Bachar who was included in the troupe when they released their 2005 self-titled album, announced her departure from the Nicole Scherzinger-fronted band to start her own career.

According to reports, Bachar who is one of the longest members of the group, announced on Thursday, February 28 that she is leaving the group to "pursue other projects". No rep from the group has commented on this but it is expected that the remaining five will continue the band without replacement.

will.i.am Posted Second Pro-Obama Music Video

March 01, 2008 04:43:29 GMT


Still going on with his Barrack Obama-pro campaign, Black Eyed Peas' member will.i.am posted the second video in support of the political figure. In the new video, he has tapped a string of new artists, including movie stars.

To name some who participate in the video are Jessica Alba, Ryan Phillippe, George Lopez, Kerry Washington, Macy Gray, Malcolm-Jamal Warner from The Cosby Show and fellow Black Eyed Pea, Taboo. They contribute spoken verses on why they support Obama, backed by a chorus of voices chanting "Obama" and vocalists singing "We Are the Ones" which melody is written by will.i.am.

Eminem and Dr. Dre's New Albums 'Coming Out Soon'


March 01, 2008 03:51:22 GMT


Anticipation for Eminem's new album may have run dry but an information regarding the album that will be the follow up to his 2004 "Encore" has been refreshed. The new effort from the rapper who sparked retirement rumor out of his latest album's title, will be "coming out soon" according to producer Focus.

"Marshall's album is coming out soon, and we just did a couple tracks together, and we've done a lot of writing together," said Focus in an interview with MTV. "I make my beats and send them out to him." The producer whose real name is Bernard Edwards Jr. refused to reveal further dtails like release date and its sound though.

Video Premiere: Gnarls Barkley's 'Run'

March 01, 2008 03:27:14 GMT


Grammy-winning duo Gnarls Barkley premiered the music video for their first single out of upcoming sophomore set "The Odd Couple". The video of "Run" was played for the first time on MTV overdrive yesterday, February 29 on contrary to previous rumors that the clip was not eligible for a run on the channel due to failing Harding Test.

Eccentric as always, the duo comprised of Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse are presented as performers on a soultrain like show in the clip that imprints '90s public access show called City Vibin'. Justin Timberlake is featured in the clip as the host of the show that they performed on.

OneRepublic and Fabolous Make a Touring Team for Campuses

March 01, 2008 03:05:16 GMT


Emerging with their huge hit "Apologize" that was produced by Timbaland, rock act OneRepublic are set to promote their album "Dreaming Out Loud" that was released in November last year. They will stop by in colleges in support of the debut effort, with rapper Fabolous alongside them.

The unlikely partnership will stop at college campuses in Spring in a tour dubbed "Crocs Next Step Campus Tour". It will start April 10 at Miami's Florida International University and wind down May 3 at Albany's SUNY Albany. Fabolous meanwhile, jumps on this tour to still support his June 2007 release, "From Nothin' to Somethin'".

'Get It Girl', First Single Off Timbaland's Mobile-Only Album

March 01, 2008 02:48:13 GMT


The first single from Timbaland's joint venture with Verizon Wireless has found its way on-line. The uber producer teamed up with the mobile service to create the first ever 'mobile album' which first single is "Get It Girl" featuring Keri Hilson.

The upbeat song has been premiered at Pre-Grammy party on February 9 and went to Verizone's V Cast mobile subscribers weeks later. Timbaland will continue releasing a new single each month which will be available in mobile only. According to Billboard, other possible future featured artists are OneRepublic, Paramore, Flo Rida, Natasha Bedingfield, Taylor Swift and Chris Cornell.

Video Premiere: Enrique Iglesias' 'Push'


March 01, 2008 02:14:15 GMT


Enrique Iglesias' anticipated music video for his single "Push" has been premiered on Yahoo! Music yesterday, February 29. The Latin singer previously let out a trailer to it, the end of last year and has now released the full version that as usual involves sexy women.

The version of the song that is used in this video is the one he does with rapper Prophet. This rendition is also included in the soundtrack to movie "Step Up 2 the Streets". The original version, meanwhile, appears in his "Insomniac" album and is featuring Lil Wayne.

Non Eco-Friendly Glastonbury Pissed Radiohead Away


February 29, 2008 08:14:30 GMT


Known for their love of the Earth, Radiohead refused to play at one of British biggest annual music events. While fans are anticipating for their appearance at the Glastonbury this year, the band had to squash their dreams, reasoning that the stage is not eco-friendly.

Speaking to The Sun, frontman Thom Yorke said, "What we're trying to do is only play in areas that have a public transport infrastructure in place, so that rules out Glastonbury for this year." People who come to the three-days festival usually take private cars as means of transportation rather than boarding a bus or any other public transportation.

P. Diddy to Release Elephant Man's New Album

February 29, 2008 07:56:11 GMT


Kingston rapper Elephant Man will release his new album under P. Diddy's Bad Boy Records. The Jamaican musician who had made a collaboration with Kat DeLuna in her hit single "Whine Up", will release "Let's Get Physical" on April 8.

Quite star-studded, the album boasts contributions from Rihanna, Busta Rhymes, Shaggy, Wyclef Jean, Chris Brown and Diddy himself. "A true entertainer is versatile and makes music for the world," Elephant Man commented on his own presence in the music industry.

Rod Stewart to Hit the Road With Bryan Adams' Support

February 29, 2008 06:37:11 GMT


Starting from July 30, Rod Stewart will hit the road for a North American tour that promotes his 2007 release "Still the Same: Great Rock Classics of Our Time". Opening the tour is Bryan Adams who will be available for the first seven dates.

The 30-dates tour will visit outdoor amphitheaters in cities like Chicago, Toronto, Atlantic City and Atlanta. The tour will wind down August 28 in Tampa, Fla. The tickets meanwhile, will be sold starting from Saturday, March 1.

Carly Simon to Release New Album Via Starbuck

February 29, 2008 06:13:59 GMT


Carly Simon is the latest musician to join Starbuck's newly-established label, Hear Music. On April 29, her album "This Kind of Love" will be released via the label which is also the home of Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell.

Simon opts Brazilian sound in the album that sees the come back of producers Jimmy Webb and Frank Filipetti. "You don't have to be singing bossa nova or samba to get the essence of Brazilian music," Simon said. "There are songs that fit no one rhythm or generic type or song progression."

Bun B of UGK to Release Star-Studded Album Post Pimp C's Death

February 29, 2008 05:00:53 GMT


Now on his own, UGK rapper Bun B whose bandmate Pimp C died on December 4, will release an album with support from other rappers. His first release as a solo called "II Trill" will be released on April 29.

According to Billboard.com, those jumping behind this album are Chamillionaire, Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, Rick Ross, Mya, Lupe Fiasco, Mike Jones, 8Ball & MJG, Travis Barker, Webbie, Slim Thug and many more. Meanwhile in the production panel, there are Scott Storch, Jazze Pha, Bigg Tyme, Mr. Lee and a couple more.

Arctic Monkeys Ruled 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards Prizes


February 29, 2008 04:29:17 GMT


In the awards event presented by NME Shockwaves this year, Arctic Monkeys won the coveted title of Best British Band after beating Babyshambles, The Cribs, Klaxons and Muse. The winning gave the Sheffield rock act a third trophy since they had pocketed Best Track for "Fluorescent Adolescent" and Best Video for "Teddy Picker" earlier that night.

"Thanks everybody and thanks everybody upstairs too," said Alex Turner addressing the other contenders in the category who sat upstairs. "Ta ta!" The frontman took the prize from model Agyness Deyne, who joked that he was late to the stage because his girlfriend Alexa Chung had food poisoning.

Hayden Panettiere Makes Sure Her Album Is Colorful

February 28, 2008 08:58:22 GMT


Hayden Panettiere has made use of the spare time she had while the writer's strike was going on earlier this year by working on her album. The starlet who claimed worldwide fame through her indestructible cheerleader role in TV series "Heroes" finished shooting the show in December 2007 due to the WGA strike.

When asked what she had done while not filming, Panettiere said "Working on my album...The thing about the album that I wanted the most was making sure that every song didn't sound the same." According to her MySpace page, the debut studio album from the actress will be released later this year in Spring.
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