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Coldplay Announced 'Viva La Vida' Tour Dates

May 09, 2008 07:34:48 GMT


Shortly after promoting their upcoming album "Viva la Vida or Death and all His Friends" by giving free download of their new song "Violet Hill" to fans, Coldplay are set to go on a tour for further promo. The English band have confirmed some of the tour dates which plan to kick off on June 29 in Philadelphia and go on until 2009.

Until now it is only the North American dates that have been revealed, while the schedule for the Europe tour hasn't been confirmed yet. The band planned to do at least 50 shows in North America before stopping by in Europe and U.K. Beside that the band are also set to headline the Summer Sonic festival in Japan on August 9-10.

Metallica Joins The Offspring to Rock 'Winnie Roast y Fiesta'

May 09, 2008 06:39:02 GMT


Super group Metallica has been named as of the performers to play at the 2008 "Winnie Roast y Fiesta" on May 17. The heavy metal band will be joined by the likes of The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise and Rise Against to headline the event.

The gig which is staged and sponsored by Los Angeles local radio station KROQ will be held at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, Calif. The event has been started since 1993 and from then until now famous musicians have always headlined the show. Last year Linkin Park, Korn, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age were among the performers.

Leona Lewis Stays On Top of Lil Wayne

May 09, 2008 04:52:58 GMT


British singer still manages to invade the U.S. music chart as Leona Lewis with her single "Bleeding Love" holds her throne on the Billboard 100 chart top spot this week. The pop singer keeps the #1 position for fourth non-consecutive weeks and the second week in a row.

Following Leona on second place is Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" that holds its last week's position. Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown's "No Air" also keeps its spot on #3, while Usher's "Love In This Club" feat. Young Jeezy climbed one step to #4 from its previous 5th position. Behind it is Ray J featuring Yung Berg's "Sexy Can I" which also rises up from its 6th position to #5 this week.

Trace Adkins Records a Song for TV Series 'Black Gold'

May 09, 2008 03:56:03 GMT


A new exciting news comes from Trace Adkins stating that he will be involved on the upcoming TV series titled "Black Gold". The country singer will not be acting on the series but he will have his song as the opener track for the series.

The song which has the same tittle with the series, has been finished in its writing and recording process and is just waiting to be released. The song will be aired for the first time on June 18 the same time as the series' premiere.

Mariah Carey's Dubai Gig Is Re-scheduled

May 09, 2008 03:12:06 GMT


Pop diva Mariah Carey's fans in the middle east region have to hold their obsession in watching her performance there because her scheduled appearance in Dubai has been postponed. Mariah who is supposed to perform on May 15-16 has had the date re-scheduled to a later date this fall as announced by the promoters.

One of the event's producers said that Mariah is disappointed with the postponing of the concert. "Mariah is disappointed that she won't be able to perform. She had scheduled this one special event in her calendar and was looking forward to performing for the Dubai fans," the producer said.

Joaquin Phoenix to Release an Album?

May 09, 2008 02:45:31 GMT


Having a movie role as a musician has made a new career choice for actor Joaquin Phoenix as he now plans to make an album. Billboard.com said that the actor could release an album working with one of the members of Charlatans Tim Burgess.

Burgess revealed that after playing the role of legendary musician Johnny Cash in the 2005 movie "Walk The Line", Joaquin, who got himself to learn how to play guitar on the movie, found a passion to make music. "Once he learnt guitar he found that he had quite a lot of demons inside himself that he wanted to expel through music," Burgess said.

7th Season American Idol Top Three Announced

May 08, 2008 09:32:13 GMT


The popular singing competition American Idol that has entered its seventh season has got into its dying stages as now there are only three contestants left to battle for the title. At the result show on May 7 the competition has shown the exit door for another contestant Jason Castro, leaving the likes of David Archuleta, David Cook and Syesha Mercado on the top three.

Jason received the lowest vote following his poor performance at the Idols night on Tuesday, May 6. On that day he sang two songs, Bob Marley's "I Shoot the Sherrif" and Bob Dylan's "Mr Tambourine Man". It was in the second song when he really messed it up as he forgot the lyrics of it.

Beck to Drop New Album This Summer

May 08, 2008 08:52:00 GMT


Singer Beck is preparing to make his comeback to the music scene by releasing a new album. The alternative rock singer who hasn't released a new album since "The Information" in 2006, plans to drop the new album this summer.

Billboard said that the album will consist of 10 songs with Danger Mouse as the producer, but unfortunately the upcoming set is still untitled. Beside that, titles for the new songs on the album haven't been revealed either. Although rumor says that one of the singles will be featuring folk singer Cat Power.

Kid Rock to Do 'Rock and Rebels' Tour With Lynyrd Skynyrd

May 08, 2008 07:30:17 GMT


A good news was revealed by rocker Kid Rock stating that he will be back on tour soon. The singer also said that he wont be touring alone as he will team up with legendary rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd for their upcoming "Rock and Rebels" tour.

Both artists are scheduled to kick off their Rebels tour on August 8 in Oklahoma City. After that the tour will also stop by in Houston, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Camden, N.J., Mansfield, Mass., Toronto, Holmdel, N.J. before closing in Hartford, Conn on August 31.

Rihanna's Repackaged Album to Have Four New Tracks


May 08, 2008 06:44:36 GMT


New details have been added for Rihanna's upcoming repackaged album of her "Good Girl Gone Bad". The upcoming album, that has already been set to June 17 as its release date, will be titled "Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded".

The upcoming album will consist of 12 original tracks from the previous album plus another four new tracks. Those four new songs, are "Take A Bow", the Maroon 5's collaboration track "If I Never See Your Face Again", "Hatin' On The Club" and "Disturbia".

Madonna to Embark on 'Sticky and Sweet' Tour

May 08, 2008 06:15:25 GMT


In coincidence with her album being placed #1 on Billboard Hot 200 chart, Madonna and her team announced that she will head for a summer tour starting August 23 in Cardiff, Wales. Via Billboard.com, the singer reportedly will visit as many as 50 to 60 venues that will be produced by Live Nation, concert promoter that late last year earned a multi million dollar deal to back up her career.

Madonna will visit mostly stadiums and arenas during the tour that is dubbed "Sticky and Sweet". She will be in European venues until the end of September before heading to North America in October through November. She will give a fair share of her concerts in Mexico and South America in between November to December. Details for the tour will be announced by Live Nation later today (April 8).

Video Premiere: Adele's 'Cold Shoulder'

May 08, 2008 06:08:35 GMT


A new music video for English singer Adele has got its official premiere on May 7, 2008. The video sees the soul singer singing in a dark room with lots of ice statues around her.

The new clip which was shot in February 2008 in London, is made to accompany Adele's third single "Cold Shoulder". The single, that has been released on April 21, was derived from her debut album "19" released on January 28.

Video Promo: Snoop Dogg on 'One Life to Live'

May 08, 2008 04:40:02 GMT


Not a stranger in making an appearance on screen, Snoop Dogg is set for another one. This time the controversial rapper will be guest staring on two episodes of the ABC's soap opera "One Life to Live". The two episodes which will feature Snoop are set to air on Thursday, May 8 and on Friday, May 9.

The promo video for the episodes featuring Snoop has been leaking on the net. Meanwhile, ABC has also given more sneak peaks of the rapper's footage on the set through their website.

Madonna Kicks Mariah Carey to Runner Up Position

May 08, 2008 03:50:20 GMT


Multi talented pop diva "Madonna"once again proves her existence in the music scene after taking her new album "Hard Candy" to top the Billboard Hot 200 chart this week. The success was due to the album's sale that increases to 280,000 copies. This result puts last week's champion Mariah Carey's "E=MC²" to drop its reign on the chart after selling only 95,000 copies.

Outside from her success with the album, things doesn't always come right for the singer as recently she has just disappointed her fans at her concert in France. Madonna left the crowd devastated by showing up two hours late and performing only for 40 minutes.

Cover Art of Chris Brown's 'Exclusive' Re-release

May 08, 2008 02:58:17 GMT


Chris Brown will on June 3 re-release his sophomore effort "Exclusive" that was originally dropped in stores last year. The repackaged version which will be titled "Exclusive: The Forever Edition" has used similar cover art to the old version, only with a little use of photoshop to make the colors different.

Beside containing all the original 14 tracks, the Forever edition will include the title track, "Forever" as well as two new tracks "Super Human" that features Keri Hilson and "Heart Ain't a Brain". It will also include a remixed version of "Picture Perfect" that is revamped with the addition of Bow Wow and Hurricane Chris' voices plus two international-only tracks. Brown's label is yet to issue the official track listing of the set.
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