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New Kids On The Block Eyes Madonna's Collaboration


July 12, 2008 03:08:02 GMT


It looks like New Kids On The Block are very keen to make their comeback album, set to out in September, as a special as it can be by planning lots of collaboration with famous names on the upcoming record. After teaming up with fellow '80s group New Edition and lining up Michael Jackson, New Kids reportedly are after Madonna as the next musician they want to work with.

The reunited '80s boy band who are currently working with Timbaland, who also worked with Madonna on her latest single "4 Minutes", hoped that the producer could hook them up with the pop diva. Revealing that plan, New Kids' Jordan Knight stated, "I know he's putting in a good word for us to have Madonna on the album. It's looking good. Fingers crossed."

Video Premiere: LL Cool J's 'Baby' Ft. The-Dream

July 12, 2008 02:31:11 GMT


The new music video from hip-hop artist LL Cool J for his latest single "Baby" has been premiered on FNMTV on Friday, July 11. The new clip was directed by Benny Boom and also features the appearance of The-Dream.

The clip starts with LL and Dream singing and partying at a night club accompanied by lots of girls. The "I Need Love" singer then got attracted to one girl and took her out on a ride on his car where they were chased by a police because of dangerous driving.

The Gabe Dixon Band to Release New LP in August

July 11, 2008 09:51:27 GMT


Rock band The Gabe Dixon Band are about to stage their return to the music scene with the release of their new self-titled album on August 26. The new record was recorded and mixed at Blackbird Studios in Nashville and was produced by Neal Cappelino.

The songs on the album were all written by the band's frontman Gabe Dixon with the help of renown songwriter Dan Wilson. Revealing more details about the songs on the upcoming record, Gabe said, "We love great songs and real musicianship, and we take time as a band to come up with something that isn't typical, because the arrangement and performance can be just as impactful as the song itself." Some of the rocker's new track can be heard below.

Alicia Keys Picked as 007 Theme Song Singer?

July 11, 2008 08:59:28 GMT


Rumors about the musicians who will be picked to sing the upcoming James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace"'s theme song keeps on emerging. After the likes of Amy Winehouse, Beyonce Knowles and Leona Lewis, now its Alicia Keys who is being reported to become the singer of the new movie's official soundtrack.

The news comes from one of E! reporters, Marc Malkin, who claims that he has been tipped by a source that believes Alicia will be the one who take the job. According to Marc the source said to him, "I believe Alicia is the winner."

Dream Theater to Drop New Live DVD Sets in September

July 11, 2008 08:21:12 GMT


Progressive rock act Dream Theater are set to give their fans a special gift for their die hard fans by releasing a special Live DVD of their recent tour. The special package titled "Chaos in Motion 2007/2008" will have lots of exclusive stuff beside their live performance, such as documentary of the band's tour, special footages of their drummer Mike Portnoy, promo videos for their new songs, "Constant Motion", "Forsaken" and so many more.

The special package, which will see the group's live performance in cities like Milan, and Puerto Rico, is about to be dropped on September 23. Moreover, the new set will also be released in two types, a double DVD and also a five disc collector's package which will be containing two DVDs and three CDs, filled with 14 live tracks and expanded artworks. The full track listing and features of the upcoming DVD package can be viewed at Blabbermouth.net.

Video Premiere: Plies' 'Somebody (Loves You)'


July 11, 2008 07:26:50 GMT


Promoting his latest LP "Definition of Real", that was dropped on June 10, Plies premiered a new music video on July 19. The new clip was made to accompany the rapper's latest single titled "Somebody (Loves You)".

The scenes starts with Plies coming out of his car and headed to a church to pray and writing something while listening to a music. Not only that, the new clip also featured footages of people that are doing some drastic moves like suicide and taking drugs because they feel that nobody loves them.

Video Premiere: Nas' 'Sly Fox'

July 11, 2008 06:28:21 GMT


Nas doesn't waste a lot of time to promote songs from his upcoming untitled record. After recently premiering the music video for the new album first official single "Hero" on July 7, the rapper has just launched another new clip for his latest single "Sly Fox" on July 11.

On the new clip that was being directed by Rick Cordero, it seems that the rapper is taking a shot at the banning of him from Virginia Tech charity concert last year as the video features footages of the world breaking news aired from the FOX channel. The rapper was banned from performing at the event to raise money for the victims of one of the deadliest massacres in U.S. due to his profanity in lyrics, especially concerning weapons which become a sensitive issue after the incident. Beside showing news footages, the clip also saw Nas and his friends actualized their anger at the media by destroying computers.

Album Review: Foreigner's Greatest Hits


July 11, 2008 05:09:08 GMT


Foreigner are about to release their greatest hits album titled "No End In Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner", that will hit the stores on Tuesday, July 15. The new album will be giving their fans and also all classic rock mania a treat as the two-disc set will contain about 32-songs including one new single, "Too Late" and some live tracks.

Giving a bit of preview of what we might get from the upcoming greatest hits album, listening to about 14 tracks that will be on the record, it looks like it could quench the thirst of those classic rock fans. The previous hit songs from the band such as the "I Want to Know What Love Is", "Waiting for a Girl Like You", "Double Vision" or even the 1976 track, "Feels Like The First Time" are more than enough to give us a journey back to those times when the songs have their golden moments. For new music fans, hearing the old hit tracks might sound a little bit odd, but the band have put on a decent effort in re-mastering those songs and making it enjoyable even after all these years.

Nelly's New Single 'Long Night' Ft. Usher Leaked


July 10, 2008 09:21:25 GMT


A new song from Nelly that will be on his upcoming album "Brass Knuckles" has just streamed earlier this week. The new track which features the rapper's collaboration with R 'n' B superstar Usher is being titled "Long Night".

It is still unclear whether this song will be set as the fourth single outed from Nelly's upcoming LP. Previously, in a bid to promote "Brass Knuckles", the rapper has already spawned "Party People", "Body On Me" and "Stepped On My Js".

Video Premiere: Three 6 Mafia's 'Lolli-Lolli (Pop That Body)' 2nd Ver


July 10, 2008 08:42:21 GMT


A second version of Three 6 Mafia's music video for their single "Lolli Lolli(Pop That Body)" has just premiered on July 9 via BET. Unlike the first clip, that was directed by Dale "Rage" Resteghini, the new version was being helmed by Commissioner Gordon and Jonas Morals.

Not only having different director, the concept of the second version clip is also very far from the original one. If the first video features lots of female models accompanying Three 6, the second sees the rap group being the judge of a break dance contest.

New Kids On The Block Release Behind The Scene Clip for 'Summertime'


July 10, 2008 07:36:26 GMT


Reunited boyband New Kids On The Block have already premiered their music video for "Summertime", the group are giving their fans an inside look of the new clip's making via their Imeem page. The launching of the behind the scene video was aimed to give their fans a closer look at the things that happened during the making of "Summertime".

The new behind the scene footage that has just been released is being labeled as the first part. The group have confirmed that there will be more footages to be dropped prior to their upcoming album's release on September 2.

Ali Lohan Unveils First Single


July 10, 2008 06:36:41 GMT


Following the footsteps of her sister, Lindsay Lohan, Ali Lohan is set to enter the music scene by releasing her first single titled "All the Way Around". The new song, that reportedly will be included on her upcoming and yet-to-be-titled studio album, is being streamed exclusively on People.com.

The new track was produced by Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou, and recorded at the Maloof Music recording studio which is located at The Palms Hotel, Las Vegas. The recording process of the single itself was featured on a recent episode of the Lohan's family reality TV show "Living Lohan". "All the Way Around" is being scheduled to be dropped via iTunes on July 14.

David Banner Tapped Lil Wayne on New Music Video

July 10, 2008 04:54:21 GMT


Getting close to the release date for his new LP "The Greatest Story Ever Told" on July 15, David Banner is set to celebrate it by preparing to premiere a new clip for his latest single "Shawty Say". The shooting for the upcoming video has been started earlier this week in L.A. and he will also be accompanied by Lil Wayne on the clip.

Speaking about the concept of his new music video, David told MTV, "The concept of the video 'Shawty Say' is really about the things women say about men that a lot of times we don't pay attention to." Moreover, the rapper also said, "As a brother, I just wanna articulate what the ladies are saying to me in a way that men could actually embrace it. So what we going around doing is seeing the men who ain't treating their women right and we're pulling them aside and interrogating them. 'This is what your woman is saying. You need to go home before somebody scoop her.'"

Lil Wayne Regained Top Spot on the Billboard Hot 200

July 10, 2008 04:05:31 GMT


After spending the past two weeks on the runner-up position Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" has managed to regain its chart topper position on Billboard Hot 200 chart this week. Wayne tackled the previous chart leader Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" that dropped one spot to #2.

The rapper's success to get back its top spot was triggered by the selling of "Tha Carter III" this past weekend that reached the amount of 156,000 copies while "Viva la Vida" only managed to sell 149,000. In total, after four weeks of release, the rapper's new LP has been sold about 1.68 million copies.

Video Premiere: The Verve's 'Love Is Noise'

July 10, 2008 03:10:41 GMT


Prior to the release date of their new album English rockers The Verve have just premiered the music video for their new single "Love Is Noise". The rockers streamed the new clip via their official MySpace page on July 9.

The scenes on the clip contains mixed up shots of different footages. It started with a glimpse of snow mountain and then went on to the band playing the song in a dimly-lit room while the singer Richard Ashcroft was singing while sitting on a chair in a dark room. Beside that there are also footages of dancers, a love couple, a women with her falcon and other stuffs.
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