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Meet the SAFETYSUIT, New Rock Act Taking Over the Music Scene

July 03, 2008 07:37:36 GMT


It was barely 3 years ago that the boys of SAFETYSUIT sat down with producer Greg Archilla and had a creative session that would eventually bring them to a higher place as musicians. Deemed talented, confident with a new wave of sound that relies on simplicity of the lyrics and melody, the band hailing from Nashville is one reminder of good old rock act.

The four-piece started off as Crew who won a local Battle of Bands despite entering at the last minute. Lifting their credibility to be the local sensation, they signed a deal with Universal Records and sticked to Archilla to take over their debut album's production. The result is, "Life Left to Go" that was released on May 13, 2008. Thanks to its mesmerizing "Someone Like You" single, the album became a popular stock among its rock fans that it peaked at #15 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers. The album itself received praises, considerably uplifting for such a newcomer.

ZZ Top Signed a Deal With Rick Rubin's Label


July 03, 2008 07:31:03 GMT


After previously confirming to the press that they will tap Rick Rubin to produce their new album, legendary rockers ZZ Top look forward to go all the way with the renown producer by signing to his label American Recordings. According to their manager Carl Stubner, by fully collaborating with Rubin, the band hopefully can enjoy a commercial success as well as critical revitalization at the same time.

Moreover, on the upcoming studio set Stubner stated that the band will try to create a kind of pop friendly '80s sound. Revealing about the new things that the band will be doing on their upcoming LP, the manager said, "We thought this was a great brand that was kind of dusty. My goal was to polish it and do certain things they hadn't done before."

Robin Thicke to Drop 'Something Else' in September


July 03, 2008 06:41:42 GMT


Pop/R 'n' B singer Robin Thicke has finally revealed more details about his second studio record "Something Else" by revealing its official release date. Speaking to Billboard.com, Thicke announced that his sophomore effort will be hitting the shelves on September 9.

Beside confirming the new album's release date, on the interview Thicke also explained about the type of music fans will get on the new LP. The singer stated that the new album is like a cross between "classic Philly, Motown and '70s black disco meets the creativity of The Beatles and Bob Dylan."

Video Premiere: Ice Cube's 'Do Ya Thang'


July 03, 2008 03:05:10 GMT


In a bid to promote his upcoming album "Raw Footage", Ice Cube has just premiered a new music video to accompany the LP's latest single "Do Ya Thang". The new clip was a rough cut edition and it was directed by renown director Dale "Rage" Resteghini.

The clip sees the rapper driving in a cherry-red convertible car and also rapping at a club with his friends. The story of the clip tells the rapper buying the expensive red car in cash and it then rouses the suspicion of one of the car store owners who call some detectives to investigate Cube.

Video Premiere: Lil Wayne's 'A Milli'


July 03, 2008 02:25:24 GMT


The official music video for Lil Wayne's latest single "A Milli" has just been premiered on BET:106 & Park on July 2. The clip was shot on Monday, June 23, at the same time he filmed "Got Money" clip, and was also being directed by the same director Gil Green.

The new clip doesn't have lots of special features as it seems that it was taken during his preparation before shooting "Got Money". The scenes sees Wayne setting up himself and making his way from his bus to the set of "Got Money".

New Kids On The Block Tapped New Edition on a New Song

July 02, 2008 09:35:42 GMT


New Kids On The Block are set to give something special for their fans on their upcoming yet-to-be-titled new LP, set to be outed on September 8, by putting a special collaboration track titled "Full Service" on the record. On the song New Kids are teaming up with fellow '80s famous boyband New Edition.

The news was confirmed by the producer of the track RedOne, who told People.com saying, "Donnie Wahlberg had this idea for a few months, since New Kids had the idea of getting back together really. Donnie's been looking for that one track for all of them and I think we found it." Beside producing it the renown producer was also involved on the song's writing alongside Donnie and Lady GaGa.

Video: Lil Wayne On the Set of 'Got Money' Ft. T-Pain


July 02, 2008 09:00:21 GMT


Before premiering the new music video for his latest single "Got Money", taken from his latest LP "Tha Carter III", Lil Wayne gives his fans a sneak preview of the video through a behind the set clip that has streamed earlier this week. On the 52-second-long clip, Wayne himself introduces the condition on the set and reveals some stuffs about the video shoot.

Although there aren't many shots that revealed about the upcoming music video, that will also feature T-Pain, from the footages on the sneak preview it can be seen that the "Got Money" video will involve a plot about bank robbery and lots of money. Moreover, it looks like that Wayne himself will be acting as the bank robber, while T-Pain was seen singing on a stage and throwing lots of money around him.

Miley Cyrus Makes a Surprising Appearance at a Charity Gig


July 02, 2008 08:12:18 GMT


Teen pop star Miley Cyrus made another surprise for her fans by appearing and performing at a charity concert on Sunday, June 29. Miley who wasn't scheduled to perform on the event suddenly took the stage and sang with country singer Jeffrey Steele.

Steele, who was the mastermind of the event, was very surprised that the teen pop star suddenly came to the stage and asked if she could sing at the event. With the approval from the country star, the teen singer then performed a song titled "Simple Song", which was recorded by her and written by the 46-year-old singer. Not only that the song also happened to be the country singer's only song that was on her son's iPod the day he died.

Taylor Swift to Team Up With Def Leppard on CMT Crossroads


July 02, 2008 07:14:19 GMT


Another cool collaboration between country and rock music is set to happen on the upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads as teen country star Taylor Swift is set to do a duet with Def Leppard on the series. The shooting for the series itself will be done in October for invitation guest, while the episode itself will be aired on November 8 on CMT.

Commenting about the collaboration plan, both musicians look very excited especially Swift as she revealed that playing with Def Leppard was her long time dream. "Every time I've seen Crossroads on CMT, I've always thought, 'If I ever get to do one of those, it HAS to be with Def Leppard!,' so this is really a dream come true for me," she said.

Red Hot Chili Peppers' New Album to Be Produced by Justice?


July 02, 2008 06:24:47 GMT


Although they are still resting from the music world, funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers already have plans for their new album as they reportedly have picked the producer for the upcoming LP. The latest reports claimed that the rockers will tap French dance music duo, Justice to produce their upcoming record.

The news reportedly was announced by Busy P, one of the important officials on Justice's label, Ed Banger Records, in a recent interview. However, there are still no confirmations from either Red Hot or their representative regarding the reports.

Shakira to Ink a 70 Million Dollar Deal With Live Nation?

July 02, 2008 04:45:02 GMT


Latin pop star Shakira reportedly is set to follow the trail of Madonna and Jay-Z as the latest musician that signs a mega deal with tour promoter Live Nation. According to the latest reports, the Colombian born singer is still in talks with the company but it is expected that the deal would be finalized before the end of the year.

The mega deal, which is being called the 360-degree-deal, according to the New York Post would be worth about $70 million and will give Live Nation the rights to handle the singer's tour, merchandising and recording. Although $70 million is a huge amount of cash, a source close to Shakira stated that the pop singer should have worth more than that. "That's rich for an organization that wants to be [conservative] with these kinds of deals," the source said.

Rihanna Shot the Music Video for 'Disturbia'

July 02, 2008 03:47:17 GMT


Rihanna is still keen on promoting her repackaged set "Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded" as the latest news reported that she has been shooting a new music video for one the LP's new songs "Disturbia". The R 'n' B singer shot the upcoming clip in Los Angeles and it is being directed by David LaChapelle, who previously worked with Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera.

It is still unclear what would be the theme for her new clip but as it can be seen from the pictures obtained by JustJared, it seems that it will be a unique one as she was spotted wearing a strange mask on the set. The shooting for the upcoming video itself has actually started from June 29 and was still being continued on Monday, July 1.

Video Premiere: Kardinal Offishall's 'Burnt' Ft. Lindo P

July 02, 2008 02:47:55 GMT


Preparing to release his new LP "Not 4 Sale", producer and hip-hop singer Kardinal Offishall has just premiered a new music video via his official MySpace page on July 1, in a bid to promote the upcoming album. The new clip was labeled the official street video for the singer's latest single "Burnt".

Just like on the song, on the clip Kardinal was also accompanied by Lindo P and also few other friends. In most of the scenes on the video, the singer was seen rapping on the streets and a bar. The clip ends with what looks to be the cover of the producer/singer's new record.

Kristy Lee Cook Landed a Recording Deal

July 01, 2008 09:11:47 GMT


Following the footsteps of her mates from the American Idol Seventh Season finalists David Cook and David Archuleta, Kristy Lee Cook has also landed a recording deal. The 24-year-old will be continuing her country dream by signing with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville.

Revealing her excitement with the recording deal, Kristy told the press, "To have the chance to be a country singer, to make the music I love and to have enjoyed the support of so many American Idol fans this past season, it all means more than I can put into words." She then also thanked the label for the opportunity they have given her saying, "Thank you so much to everyone. I'll do my best to make you proud!"

Akon's 'Hold My Hand' Ft. Michael Jackson Streamed


July 01, 2008 08:22:00 GMT


A new song from the collaborative work of Akon with the king of pop Michael Jackson has just been streamed. The new track that could be one of the R 'n' B singer's new songs from his upcoming album "Acquitted" is being titled "Hold My Hand".

Akon himself has previously confirmed to the press that he wants Michael to be singing on one of the songs from the new LP and also will set the track as the lead single. "It's a worldwide record. The record is so huge. It's too big. (Michael's) the only person I could have collaborated with," he said.
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