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The Who to Go Back to 'Quadrophenia' for New Album

February 12, 2008 06:18:50 GMT


Rock duo The Who have begun the long hours at the studio to record their twelfth studio album that follows up the 2006 released "Endless Wire". Guitarist Pete Townshend and vocalist Roger Daltrey as stated on their official site, will work with producer T-Bone Burnett to revisit old sound.

"I am hoping to come up with some songs for a more conventional Who record," Townshend wrote on the site. He admitted that Burnett is an "old friend" who will help them in the new studio album. The plan is to go back as far as "Quadrophenia", their 1973 album that went platinum in U.S.

Radiohead's Greatest Hits to Be Released Via EMI!

February 12, 2008 04:54:53 GMT


Despite being left by Radiohead last year, EMI that own the right to the band's catalog are still gaining momentum from the band's work. The label will release a greatest hits that will coincide with the band's tour this Summer.

"They're planning to do a greatest hits for April, May to coincide with our tour," guitarist Ed O'Brien confirmed to TV presenter Strombo. "That's an interesting one. We won't be doing any promotion for that, obviously."

Ne-Yo Giving Assistance to Lindsay Lohan's 3rd Album

February 12, 2008 04:33:30 GMT


Lindsay Lohan is getting some assistance from Ne-Yo in her new record which is deemed a comeback after her rehab stint. Confirming the news to E! during 50th Grammy Awards red carpet, Ne-Yo said that he will contribute upbeat tunes for the album.

"That is true," the singer who won Contemporary R'n'B Album that night said. "I'm in the studio right now doing stuff with her. She has a hot voice. I think she's one of these people who, when she's focused, she can do anything."

Natalie Cole Unhappy With Amy Winehouse's Win at Grammys

February 12, 2008 04:10:28 GMT


Despite earning the most awards at 50th Grammys held on Sunday, February 10, Amy Winehouse's win receives criticism from singer Natalie Cole who says the "Rehab" singer doesn't deserve it. Cole who was made one of the presenters that night, thinks that it sends a bad message to youth that she won.

"I don't think she should have won," Cole said in a statement. "I think it sends a bad message to our young people who are trying to get into this business, the ones who are trying to do it right and really trying to keep themselves together. We have to stop rewarding bad behavior."

Hurt Her Back, Dolly Parton Cancels U.S. Dates

February 12, 2008 03:33:47 GMT


Dolly Parton has to cancel her U.S. tour in promotion of her latest album "Backwoods Barbie" after she hurt her back. The jaunt was due to begin February 28 in Minneapolis but because she was ordered by doctor to rest, she will reschedule it for dates in April or May.

On the postponement, the country singer released a statement saying "I know I have been breaking my neck and bending over backwards trying to get my new 'Backwoods Barbie' CD and world tour together, but I didn't mean to hurt myself doing it!"

Video Premiere: Trina's 'Single Again'

February 12, 2008 03:06:39 GMT


The video of Trina's new single called "Single Again" was premiered on Yahoo! Videos yesterday (February 11). The music video also received its debut on MTV's TRL and BET's 106 & Park on the same day.

The video was shot back in December in Miami with director Billy Woodruff (Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly). Before its premiere, Trina posted some frames of the videos on her MySpace, showing her dressed in wedding gown. There was a contest for fans to make a cameo in the clip and two winners had been selected through public votes.

Kanye West Premiered Video for 'Flashing Lights' at Grammys After Party

February 12, 2008 02:44:51 GMT


During the 50th Grammys after party that was hosted by Entertainment Weekly, Kanye West premiered his music video for "Flashing Lights" that has been much-awaited. The video was played on a large wall via projector in front of a crowd that include fellow celebrities such as Kelis, Nas, Nelly, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Ashanti and many more.

Just before playing the video West said as quoted by MTV.com, "I feel like a brand-new artist that just signed yesterday. Every piece of the video is me, what I represent now." He co-directed the video with renown director Spike Jonze and has reportedly been in German to shoot the video.

Video Premiere: Panic! At the Disco's 'Nine in the Afternoon'

February 12, 2008 02:19:56 GMT


MTV premiered the first music video from Panic! At the Disco's sophomore effort. The clip for "Nine in the Afternoon" was debuted on Sunday, February 10 while the band were due to attend the Grammys at Los Angeles' Staples Center. It was also made the fresh clip for TRL the next day.

This would be the clip that the band described in an interview with MTV as "Sgt. Pepper's-meets-ice-fishing". The extras are dressed in different periods of times and a marching band wear a banner with the words "Pretty. Odd." to it, the title to their second album. Shane Drake who penned the band's previous videos like "But It's Better If You Do" and "I Write Sins Not Tragedies", also directed this video.

U2's Debut Album to Be Re-Issued

February 11, 2008 08:46:52 GMT


U2's very first album "Boy" will be re-packaged by Island Records in accordance to the series of the band's albums reissues. The record that was originally released in 1980 and failed to chart, will be put in shelves on May 20.

The remastered version will be accompanied by a bonus CD and followed with a back catalog according to Gigwise.com. 'Boy' is a Steve Lillywhite-produced album that spawned a moderately successful single titled "I Will Follow" which is still included in the band's live tour setlists until today.

Dr. Dre Proceeds With Unpaid Royalties Investigation

February 11, 2008 05:51:20 GMT


Dr. Dre is continuing his investigation on the amount Death Row Records owe him for the unpaid royalties. On Tuesday, February 5, the producer slash rapper has requested to acquire documents from the label through U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

According to a press release, the documents will help Dre whose real name is Andre Young to determine how much Death Row owe him in royalties since his 1992 solo album, "The Chronic" was released under the label. Dre, for a fact, had filed several lawsuits over the years with the last in August 2007 claiming he was the rightful owner to the albums right after the label lost its control through a court decision.

50th Grammys' Album of the Year: Herbie Hancock's 'River: The Joni Letter'

February 11, 2008 04:41:42 GMT


The Album of the Year title is awarded to Herbie Hancock's "River: The Joni Letter". This win from the jazz musician has snubbed the chance for Amy Winehouse to sweep all the six nominations she had gained. The British singer took her fifth winning by taking Record of the Year for "Rehab".

The same album from Hancock had earlier won Best Contemporary Jazz Album. He was also nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo for "Both Sides Now" but lost it to Michael Bracker's "Anagram".

Rihanna's 'Umbrella' Won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at 50th Grammys

February 11, 2008 03:43:51 GMT


Rihanna who lost in the four categories she was nominated in, finally took the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration through her big hit "Umbrella" that features Jay-Z. The single is also nominated for Record of the Year which is yet to be announced.

Earlier, Vince Gill's "These Days" took the Best Country Album while Foo Fighters' "Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace" won the Best Rock Album. Approaching the end of the show, the 50th Grammy Awards let out the winners of best albums in several music genres before moving on with the coveted Record of the Year and Album of the Year.

Best Rap Album for Kanye West at 50th Grammys

February 11, 2008 03:10:57 GMT


Kanye West, as the biggest nominee at the 50th Grammy Awards, brought home the fourth winning through his latest effort "Graduation". The album was named Best Rap Album and is still waiting whether it will also come out as the winner of Album of the Year.

"We basically made this our new place of residence," West said of his win. He also earlier went up the podium to get his statuettes after winning Best Rap Solo Performance for "Stronger" and Best Rap Song for "Good Life" which are both taken from "Graduation". He also shares a nod with Common on the track "Southside" that is named Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group.

Amy Winehouse's 'Rehab' Won Song of the Year at 50th Grammys

February 11, 2008 02:35:39 GMT


More awards are given out at the 50th Grammy Awards as the night approaches. Named Song of the Year is "Rehab", the claim to fame biographical single from Amy Winehouse. With the win, Winehouse has so far garnered four nods, making her the lead winner at the prestigious music event.

The British singer who is unable to attend the Los Angeles ceremony, has earlier pocketed Best New Artist, Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Rehab" and Best Pop Vocal Album for "Back to Black". Two more coveted titles Record of the Year and Album of the Year also have her name among their nominees.

Amy Winehouse, Best New Artist at 50th Grammys

February 11, 2008 01:59:53 GMT


The 50th Annual Grammy Awards taking place at Los Angeles' Staples Center has started giving away its statuettes. Amy Winehouse, despite her absence from the event, garnered early winning by taking home the Female Pop Performance for "Rehab".

Winehouse's second winning meanwhile, granted her the nod of Best Pop Vocal Album for "Back to Black". Also, the latest she got is Best New Artist. Justin Timberlake on the other hand is also catching up by taking the Male Pop Vocal Performance for "What Goes Around...Comes Around". He also nabbed Best Dance Recording for "LoveStoned/I Think She Knows", sharing it with producer Danja, Timbaland and Jimmy Douglass.
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