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Amy Winehouse Plots to Take Revenge on 007 Bosses

August 13, 2008 03:40:15 GMT


Amy Winehouse has planned to battle Jack White and Alicia Keys' theme song for "Quantum of Solace" by releasing her own version of the movie theme. She will record the single with a favor from Mark Ronson in its production. During an interview, she admits that she wants to "prove that they (the film executives) have made a big mistake."

As previously reported, Amy was very disappointed after she and Mark were excluded from the list of James Bond soundtrack team because of her bad health condition following her severe reaction from anti-drugs medication. However, some sources say that she and Mark did not record a song that was deemed good enough for the film. After the refusal, Jack and Alicia stepped up with a song that satisfied the film producers. Then, they were signed for the song theme singers.

Behind the Scene of Gym Class Heroes' 'Cookie Jar' Video

August 13, 2008 03:21:07 GMT


Gym Class Heroes are moving on with the promotion of their fourth album "The Quilt" which is due to be released on September 9 this year. Following the release of "Peace Sign/Index Down" and its music video in mid-July, the group is ready to launch the second single "Cookie Jar" that features rapper The-Dream.

A music video has been shot with director Dale "Rage" Resteghini and a behind-the-scene video has just surfaced. The video features among others foreword by the band, artistic concept by the director and inside details from the group's frontman, Travis McCoy and the featured guest, The-Dream. There are scenes where McCoy wears straitjackets while rapping to the camera. The band also play their instruments on a white background as well as chill out in a night club.

Official Tracklisting of Nelly's 'Brass Knuckles'


August 13, 2008 02:18:21 GMT


Official tracklisting of Nelly's upcoming "Brass Knuckles" album has surfaced in the media via Rap-up.com. The album will be released with thirteen tracks, including first single "Party People" in which he makes collaboration with Stacy Ferguson aka Fergie. The track which was released in March, has also appeared in deluxe edition of Fergie's debut album "The Dutchess", released in the U.S. on May 27, 2008.

Meanwhile, for second single, Nelly has chosen to bring out singer Ashanti in "Body on Me". He also has Akon to produce the single. Beside listed in Nelly's upcoming album, this track also appears in Ashanti's fourth studio album "The Declaration", released in early June as her lead single.

Brad Paisley Drops Upcoming 'Play' on Election Day

August 12, 2008 09:54:00 GMT


Singer Brad Paisley is rushing to release his brand new album "Play". His upcoming album will carry eleven instrumental tracks and four songs that feature vocals.

The singer will sign Keith Urban in a single entitled "Start a Band". Beside Keith, Brad will also collaborate with B.B. King in single called "Let the Good Tomes Roll".

Video Premiere: The Coral's 'Being Somebody Else'

August 12, 2008 08:57:17 GMT


A music video for The Coral's single "Being Somebody Else" has been released. The single which is a newly-written material is set to be released in early September. Meanwhile, the full album called "The Singles Collection" will be scheduled to drop on September 15.

The video for the single is set in a narrow scene of old-schooled television. Portions of the video display the band playing the tunes together. Some others display them in their good times, such as when they ride bikes on the road.

Video Premiere: Kanye West's 'Champion'


August 12, 2008 08:40:54 GMT


Kanye West apparently is still spawning singles from his 2007 album "Graduation" with the sixth and the latest being "Champion". The song that captures his distant relationship with his father has been accompanied with a music video that was premiered on his official blog on Tuesday, August 12.

The video is directed by Neon, featuring West in a Muppet form, participating in Unified Games, a sports event very much similar to the Olympic Games. His Muppet who wears his signature glasses represents U.S.A. in the 100 m sprint field but he had to face a trial first on his eligibility to participate in the games due to his 'difference'.

Demi Lovato's Performs Debut Single on Good Morning America


August 12, 2008 08:33:46 GMT


Early this week American actress-singer Demi Lovato has shown up in ABC studio to perform live at Good Morning America. The singer has performed first single "Get Back" to promote her debut album "Don't Forget" in the show. Before that, she has been rocking Madison Square Garden with Jonas Brothers as an opening act.

Beside performing at live shows, Demi has also been doing media promotion rounds for her upcoming album. In addition, she is scheduled to perform with teen peers Miley Cyrus and the Jonas boys in mid-November for "Concert for Hope" in Universal City's Gibson Amphitheater. She will also continue singing along with the band as opening act on their currently underway Burning Up Tour. A full list of location and date for their concerts can be checked on Demi's official website

Video Premiere: Daniel Powter's 'Next Plane Home'


August 12, 2008 07:07:18 GMT


Singer-songwriter Daniel Powter has recently dropped his music video for single "Next Plane Home" taken from his upcoming album "Under the Radar", which has no fixed release date yet. The video is shot in an open air of hot Lancaster England.

As it is taken in the open field, the video gives a view of blue sky with the singer singing the song in a gray suit. Sometimes, an airplane is displayed, flying around him high on the sky to make various shapes, such as smiling face from its smoke.

Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift to Announce 2008 CMA Awards Nominees

August 12, 2008 07:03:42 GMT


Country Music Association Awards is coming the 42nd round this year and the nominees will be read out at an event held on September 10 in New York and Nashville. Taking the honor to announce the final contenders are Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and James Otto. The first two will take over the NY leg while the remaining two are responsible for the announcement in Nashville.

"We're excited to be a part of the live CMA nominee announcements on 'Good Morning America,'" said Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, who is also the member of CMA Board of Directors. "We had our first CMA win in 2002 and know how thrilling it is to hear your name called out as a nominee, so we're glad to be the one's to share that good news."

Usher and Keith Urban Set as Headlining Acts at NFL Kickoff Show

August 12, 2008 06:24:18 GMT


This year, American rapper Usher will team up with country music singer Keith Urban in a giant celebration called "NFL Opening Kickoff 2008" which is Presented by Electronic Arts (EA) Sports. They will perform NFL's theme song titled "Believe in Now" at the Kickoff concert event from New York City's Columbus Circle on Thursday, September 4.

Portions of the the show will be aired live on NFL Network, NFL.com, and also available via NFL Mobile Live only from mobile network Sprint. Meanwhile, the following day NBC will air its highlights as part of the one-hour of program called "NFL/NBC Fall Preview".

Jet Black Stare's Video for 'Ready to Roll' Premiered


August 12, 2008 04:32:04 GMT


Rock act hailing from Canada, Jet Black Stare, have released a music video for a high-octane track called "Ready to Roll". The song is a single from their debut album "In This Life" that was released on July 15 and an official single for 2008 WWE SummerSlam as well as EA's "Nascar '09".

Apt to its having-fun mood, the video features classic cars, beautiful women, and big screen ready special effects. The hard-rocking song, with crunchy guitars, creates the perfect soundtrack to a high-speed game of "chicken" and an ending that's well worth the wait.

Miley Cyrus to Support Coldplay on World Tour?


August 12, 2008 04:17:23 GMT


World teen idol Miley Cyrus is reported to join Coldplay on some shows during their current world tour. The teen singer has recently revealed her huge admiration for the British band frontman Chris Martin. The Daily Express quoted her, as saying, "My ideal man is a 16-year-old Chris Martin. But my mom says I have terrible taste!"

As Miley's statement goes spreading to the media, Chris reveals that the admiration is mutual and they actually admire each other. "I like Miley. She seems to have a sweet character, anyone we like or respect, no matter how different they may be, we would play with," Chris says in a statement.

Exclusive Interview: The Gabe Dixon Band on Debut Album

August 12, 2008 03:36:16 GMT


The Gabe Dixon Band, fronted by Gabe Dixon who played keyboards and sang backing vocals on nearly every track of Paul McCartney's 2001 "Driving Rain" album, have marked their territory of being musicians in the same league as Elton John. The three-piece act have recently finished their recording of a self-titled album that is due August 26.

To AceShowbiz, the rock band shared not only the recording process in which they confessed of writing a huge amount of material, they also spit out little details regarding the story of the band and future collaboration wish.

Joss Stone to Sing for Barack Obama's Presidential Campaign


August 12, 2008 03:25:55 GMT


British soul singer Joss Stone is asked to record a theme song for Barack Obama's presidential campaign. According to a source, Joss is said to be honored as she is a big fan of him. Now, she is reportedly in a recording studio, working on Barack's song for November election battle with Republican senator John McCain and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Barack is said to have approached the 21-year-old singer personally, asking her to write a track, partly because he believes that her music has appealed to both black and white voters in America. A source told The Sun during an interview, "Joss is a big supporter of Barack Obama and was very excited to be asked to do this for him. He sent a personal message asking her to get on board. He has always admired her music and thinks she is the perfect choice because of her unique appeal to black and white voters. She believes he is going to be the first black American president and she is honored to be a part of that."

Video Premiere: Kylie Minogue's 'The One'

August 12, 2008 02:40:52 GMT


Australian singer Kylie Minogue has finally released a music video for single "The One" taken from her 2007 album "X". The video has officially been premiered on Kylie's official website early this week.

The video which is directed by Kylie's longtime collaborator William Baker, starts with display of a person in a silhouette. As the video goes by, slowly the scene changes from dark with black background to a brighter scene with a bit of pink background. The clear scene then reveals the silhouetted person as Kylie. The rest of the video mostly sets the singer singing her dance pop single.
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