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Vanessa Hudgens' Three Bonus Tracks Leaked


June 25, 2008 09:18:02 GMT


With the release date of her second album "Identified" is coming close, three new songs from the Vanessa Hudgens upcoming LP has leaked. The songs that streamed were "Set It Off", "Committed" and "Vulnerable". Unfortunately, it seems that the leaked songs won't be available for the LP's U.S. release because they were designated as the bonus tracks for the album's Japan edition.

Vanessa's sophomore effort is being set to hit the stores on July 1 in the U.S., while in Japan the LP is being dropped today (June 25). The album itself has already been premiered on AOL's Music Listening Party on June 23.

Oasis Set New Album's Release Date, Picked First Single

June 25, 2008 07:47:52 GMT


After committing their future by signing a three albums marketing deal with Sony BMG, Oasis finally revealed the details about their new studio album. The English rockers have announced the title and release date for their new LP.

On their official website the band stated that their seventh studio set will be titled "Dig Out Your Soul" and it is being scheduled to hit the stores on October 6. Beside announcing their new set's title and release date, the rockers also confirm that "The Shock Of The Lightning" will be first single from the new record and it will be spawned on September 29.

Guns N' Roses Send FBI to Investigate Songs Leak

June 25, 2008 07:11:43 GMT


Guns N' Roses are serious with their legal threat against the website that leaked 9 of their songs from the band's long awaited LP "Chinese Democracy" and proving it the band have even asked the help from the higher rank of the U.S. authorities. The band reportedly have called in the assistant of FBI to investigate the website, Antiquiet.com, that was leaking their songs.

According to the latest reports, the website owner Kevin Skwerl was being visited by two FBI agents on June 23, at lunch hour and on June 24, at 7:00 A.M. The agents were asking Kevin where he got the GNR's tracks from and asked him to hand over the original files of the songs. Unfortunately, he could only give them the copies since he has erased the original ones.

Disney to Develop Sequel of Jonas Brothers' 'Camp Rock'


June 25, 2008 06:44:14 GMT


The status of "Camp Rock" sequel has moved from being in talks to be in pre-production. The musical TV movie starring popular boys band Jonas Brothers, has been confirmed by Disney Chanel to have its follow up next year after a warm reception from the audience.

"Camp Rock" that was premiered on June 20 by the mouse house's TV channel, absorbed as many as 8.9 million viewers and became Disney's second most-watched original movie after "High School Musical 2" that opened with 17.2 million viewers in 2007. The TV movie has since been re-run on ABC and ABC Family and add around 7 million more viewers.

Jay Z to Perform 'Rehab' at Glastonbury?


June 25, 2008 06:39:18 GMT


A special stuff reportedly is being set by Jay-Z to treat his fans at his upcoming performance at the Glastonbury festival on June 28. The media stated that the rapper might be going to play a cover of Amy Winehouse's hit song "Rehab" at the festival.

The speculation occurs after Jay-Z performed the song on his warm-up gig, before heading to Glastonbury, at the Hove Festival in Arendal, Norway on June 23. Beside playing Amy's song, at the Hove festival the rapper also covered other songs, such as Rihanna's "Umbrella", The Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up" and Estelle's "American Boy".

Coldplay Have New Radio Show in U.S., Album to Top Billboard Chart

June 25, 2008 04:44:59 GMT


English rockers Coldplay are going all the way to promote their new album "Viva la Vida" in the U.S. by planning another project beside touring the North America. The latest project the band set to launch alongside their tour is a new radio program in the U.S.

The new radio show will be titled "30 Days of Coldplay" and will be aired on XM Radio's channel 51 starting from July 15 until August 15. The program will feature exclusive coverage of the band's live performances on their tour, interviews, rare import tracks and others from their catalog.

Full Winners of the 2008 BET Awards


June 25, 2008 03:52:32 GMT


The full winners for the 2008 BET Awards music category have finally been announced on June 24. Among the winners for the category, Kanye West and UGK get home with the most as both artists grab two awards.

Kanye takes home the prizes for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, beating the likes of Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Common and Snoop Dogg and also for Best Collaboration category for his duet with T-Pain on "Good Life". Meanwhile, UGK grab the awards for Best Group and Video of the Year with their clip "International Player's Anthem" featuring Outkast.

Early Winners of 2008 BET Awards

June 25, 2008 02:36:48 GMT


The annual BET Awards has announced its early winners this year that include among others, "With You" crooner Chris Brown who grabbed the first handed award, Best Male R 'n' B Artist. The 19-year-old who was seated next to his rumored girlfriend Rihanna stood up to take the prize and said on his acceptance speech, thanking "my mom, God, everybody. If I leave y'all out, I'm sorry."

Missy Elliott who was a no-show was given the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, beating Lil Mama, Trina, Eve and Kid Sister along the way. Best New Artist was handed to The-Dream while Male Athlete of the Year belonged to basketball star Kobe Bryant. The list of winners are still halfway to be announced and the highly-anticipated performance of Lil Wayne on his smash hit "Lollipop" will close the night. Veteran musician Al Green will be given BET's Lifetime Achievement Award and Quincy Jones is slated to receive Humanitarian Award for his effort in Listen Up Foundation.

Video Premiere: Jennifer Hudson's 'Spotlight'


June 25, 2008 02:30:41 GMT


The new music video from Jennifer Hudson has been premiered on June 24 at the pre-gala of the 2008 BET Awards. The new clip was being directed by Chris Robinson and was shot for her first single "Spotlight".

The video starts with Jennifer making a phone call and started singing the song tunes on her room. After that the scenes continue with the singer dressing up in a black leather jacket and going straight to a club to meet her boyfriend.

The Beatles' Songs to Be Released for Video Games

June 24, 2008 08:46:06 GMT


Before being released for digital format via iTunes, The Beatles' rare music catalog reportedly will set to be spawned for video games first. According to the latest reports the legendary band's representatives are currently in talks with the creators of "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero" for the rights to use the English band's songs on those games.

For "Guitar Hero", which is being produced by Activision, if the deal goes through it's very likely that they are releasing an exclusive Beatles edition for the game as they have already done it with Aerosmith, in "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith". Meanwhile, for "Rock Band" which is being created by MTV Games, offers a different approach for gamers as it allows players to download a full album of the musicians on their game list.

'Fashion', Heidi Montag's New Music Effort


June 24, 2008 07:33:05 GMT


Having yet a positive comment regarding her musical project, Heidi Montag decided to take another shot by releasing a new single. Heidi's new single which was spawned for the first time on Us.Magazine.com on June 23, is being titled "Fashion".

The MTV reality series "The Hills" star seems eager to get into the music industry as the new single is the fifth that has already been dropped to public. Previously, Heidi has already released, "Body Language", "Touch Me", "Higher" and "No More" but the two official singles from her were "Higher" and "No More".

Matt Sorum Hinted GNR's Reunion Plan and Velvet Revolver's New Singer


June 24, 2008 06:41:40 GMT


Another big news comes for Guns N' Roses fans as latest reports stated that the band's original members could reunited once again. The news was said by Velvet Revolver and ex-GNR's drummer Matt Sorum at a recent interview with MusicRadar.com

Speaking to the website reporter Joe Bosso, about the reunion plan, Matt convincingly said, "I'm sure it'll happen eventually". He then also added that the original GNR members could have already started the meetings for the reunion saying, "They could be having meetings about it right now. They could be in a bomb shelter, with Axl Rose, (vocals) and Slash (guitar) and Duff McKagan, (bass). And Izzy Stradlin, (guitar)! Maybe Steven Adler (original GUNS N' ROSES drummer) - I don't know. I'd probably be the very, very, very last guy to get the call."

Timbaland Picked as Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP

June 24, 2008 04:57:42 GMT


Another acknowledgment for Timbaland's songwriting expertise arrives on Monday, June 23 as he was crowned Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP. The producer/songwriter received the honor at the ASCAP 21st annual of Rhythm & Soul Music Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in L.A.

Timbaland received the Songwriter of the Year award due to his involvements on writing four award winning songs this year, such as "Ice Box" by Omarion, "Make Me Better" by Fabolous featuring Ne-Yo and two Justin Timberlake songs, "My Love" featuring T.I. and "Until the End of Time" featuring Beyonce Knowles. This success reprise his previous achievement on winning the same award for ASCAP Pop Music Awards held on April 9.

Lil Mama Slams Label Over Album's Promo


June 24, 2008 03:54:57 GMT


Female rapper Lil Mama revealed the reason why her debut album "VYP: Voice of the Young People" only debuted at #25 on Billboard chart and was only sold about 19,000 on its first week. Speaking to Rap-up.com, Mama stated that her record label was the reason behind it.

On the interview Mama said that she was disappointed with the way her label Jive Records handles her debut LP promo. "I'm very disappointed in my label, Jive Records, for not promoting my record properly. I'm not a rapper first and foremost. I'm the birth of hip-pop. I'm an innovator and everything that I do is fresh. When you have something so new and fresh in your hands, you're supposed to know what to do with it," she said.

Kanye West Backs Soulja Boy Over Ice-T's Diss


June 23, 2008 09:28:29 GMT


Kanye West has decided to shout out his statement regarding recent feud between Soulja Boy and Ice-T. On his official blog page, Kanye wrote that despite he has nothing against Ice he fully backs and supports Soulja.

Answering Ice-T's statement that said Soulja killed hip-hop, Kanye said, "Soulja boy is fresh ass hell and is actually the true meaning of what hip hop is sposed to be. He came from the hood, made his own beats, made up a new saying, new sound and a new dance with one song." Also adding, "He had all of America rapping this summer. If that ain't Hip Hop then what is?".
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