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8Ball & MJG Left P. Diddy's Label for T.I.'s

June 17, 2008 08:55:53 GMT


Rap duo 8Ball & MJG reportedly have just made a major decision on their musical career by leaving P. Diddy's label Bad Boy Records and signed for T.I. 's Grand Hustle Records. According to the media, the news was announced by T.I. at his Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash on Saturday, June 14.

Grand Hustle will be the group's third until this year after starting their music career in the early '90s under Suave House Records. The Memphis based duo, decided to move to Diddy's Bad Boy Records in 2004 and marking it with the release of "Living Legends" on the same year.

Video Premiere: 2 Pistols' 'You Know Me' Ft. Ray J


June 17, 2008 08:08:53 GMT


The new music video for 2 Pistols has just been premiered via Yahoo! Music on June 17. The new clip is made to accompany Pistols' latest single "You Know Me" and was being directed by renown director Dale "Rage" Resteghini.

Just like the song, on the music video Pistols also tapped Ray J to appear on it. The background for most of the scene is a parking lot, where both rappers were seen rapping their lyrics there.

The Rolling Stones Deny Signing With Live Nation

June 17, 2008 07:26:16 GMT


Previous news surfacing in the media stating that The Rolling Stones will leave their label EMI and join Live Nation has now been denied. The band through their spokesperson Bernard Doherty rejected the recent claims and stated that, "We are not in talks with Live Nation in connection with any record deal."

Previously, it was reported that the legendary rockers are about to depart from their current label and sign a deal with the concert promoters. Moreover, the media also claimed that the contract with Live Nation, will give the company the rights to sell the Stones back catalog worth about 3 million, control the band's upcoming tours and merchandising stuffs.

Coldplay Denied Stealing Song, Staged First LP Promo Gig

June 17, 2008 06:59:46 GMT


Coldplay have just denied recent claims stating that the melody for their track "Viva la Vida" was a copy of a U.S. indie band Creaky Boards' song. The British band's spokesperson said that the allegation from the indie band was a false one.

Previously, Creaky's frontman, Andrew Hoepfner, stated his claim to the press that "Viva la Vida" sounds exactly like the song he wrote about a year before Coldplay released theirs. Andrew also said that he believes, Coldplay's singer Chris Martin, overhead their track when he was watching their gig in October 2007 in New York.

Radiohead's Free Tickets Snubbed in France


June 17, 2008 04:10:25 GMT


Radiohead's eco friendly invitation doesn't get a great welcome in French, despite their attempt on giving free tickets for their recent gig at the Bercy Arena in Paris earlier this week. The band, who promises 50 free tickets to fans that are willing to get it at their label, XL's office by using bicycle, felt devastated in the end as there were about 35 tickets left uncollected.

The rockers who are known for their commitment on environmental care, have actually set to promote their eco-friendly program on their tour. "Radiohead are using their current world tour to highlight their commitment to green issues," said a source to The Sun.

Faith Hill Sets Date for Christmas LP, Adds Orchestration On It

June 17, 2008 03:09:16 GMT


Country diva Faith Hill has set the release date for her upcoming Christmas album titled "Joy to the World". According to the latest report Faith will release the new LP on September 16 and the singer will also give something special on the upcoming record.

The singer confirms that the Holiday set will have in total of 11 songs, with 10 of them are classic Christmas songs such as, "What Child Is This," "O Holy Night," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and with the addition of one original song titled "A Baby Changes Everything." The new song is specially written by renown Nashville songwriters which are, Tim Nichols, Craig Wiseman and K.K. Wiseman.

Video Premiere: Vanessa Hudgens' 'Sneakernight'


June 17, 2008 02:39:59 GMT


Disney's TV movie "High School Musical" star, Vanessa Hudgens, has already got her sophomore set promo going strong by premiering the clip for the single "Sneakernight", taken from her upcoming LP "Identified". Just like the title of the song, the clip was all about sneakers as it also being used to promote Vanessa's shoes "Red".

Not only showing about shoes with glowing strings, the clip also features lots of dance moves by Vanessa and her friends. The scenes start at home, where the teen singer chooses her shoes and goes down to the streets with her friends before finally they crash in into a party and rock the place.

Lionel Richie Plans Reunion Tour With the Commodores


June 16, 2008 08:49:34 GMT


Legendary singer Lionel Richie prepares to reunite with his former group the Commodores for another tour. The singer hinted to the press about the reunion plan saying, "We better do it now, or in the next ten years nobody would care."

Lionel also expected that the reunion tour could be done within two years time. He also insisted that they won't hold back any longer from two years because it could be too late and another members of the band pass away. The singer's statement referred to the recent death of the band's guitarist Milan Williams in 2006.

Kanye West Upset Fans at Bonnaroo Festival


June 16, 2008 08:00:30 GMT


Another trouble comes from Kanye West regarding his concert, as the rapper reportedly has upset his fans at his gig at the Bonnaroo Festival on Sunday, June 15. The reason for the crowd's rage over Kanye, was fumed by his late appearance at the event.

Kanye was actually scheduled to hit the stage at 2:45 A.M. but it was then informed that the show would be delayed and started at 3:15 A.M. Unfortunately, the rapper's appearance on the stage took longer then the re-scheduled time as it wasn't until almost two hours later, which was at 4:25, until he finally took the stage.

The Rolling Stones to Leave EMI for Live Nation?

June 16, 2008 07:12:40 GMT


Legendary rockers The Rolling Stones are on the verge of making a big decision for their musical career as the band reportedly are about to sign a mega deal. Latest report suggested that the band will be signing a contract with famous concert promoters Live Nation and leaving their current label EMI for good.

Moreover, according to Guardian.co.uk's The Observer page, the deal is almost done and details for it would be announced in the next few days. The deal reportedly will be giving Live Nation a rights to market the Stones' back catalog which worth about 3 million pounds per year. Not only that, reports also said that the tour promoters would also control the rockers touring and merchandising in the future.

Sex Pistols Plan New LP, Diss Coldplay

June 16, 2008 06:23:07 GMT


A surprising and great news comes from veteran English punk rock band Sex Pistols as they have just stated to the press that they might release a new studio album. The news was hinted out by the band's lead singer, Johnny Rotten, in an interview with the press at the band's latest gig on Saturday, June 14 at the Isle Of Wight Festival.

Speaking about the band's plan to release a new LP, Johnny said, "There could be a new record. That would be nice." Moreover, he also explained that the band won't be rushing in making the new album stating, "But I won't do anything in a patronising way. The music, the subject and the attitude all have to be right at the same time. Everything has to be from the heart."

Artist of the Week 25 - 2008 : Adele

June 16, 2008 05:04:29 GMT


She has been dubbed the next Amy Winehouse. She has had a number one album in U.K. at the age of 19. She doesn't need to fit in the ideal music industry weight to be in the mainstream. She is Adele, a British new sensation that has been dubbed the 'It' girl of soul, and it's easy to see why.

With distinctive voice, Adele comes up right on track as one of the most promising music acts Britain has. With the budding interest on soul and jazz sounds that have been mapped out by Winehouse, her single "Chasing the Pavements" easily slips to people's ears as catchy and notable. The single went straight to #2 on U.K. Singles chart on downloads alone. When the album "19" was released in U.K. in January 2008, the sale went wild that it debuted at #1 on the Albums chart and went on selling more than 300,000 copies.

M.I.A. Hinted Retirement at Bonnaroo Festival

June 16, 2008 04:29:54 GMT


British singer M.I.A. announced a surprising news to her fans as in her concert at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Friday, June 13, she hinted her retirement. The singer mentioned her statements about three times during her performance at the concert saying, "This is my last show."

Making her retirement statements clearer, on one occasion during her set after saying "this is my last show", she also added, "and I'm glad that I'm spending it with all my hippies!". Beside announcing the surprising decision at the concert, M.I.A. even let some of her fans, who broke through the barricades and climbed on the stage, to stay with her from the midway of the event until most of her songs.

Full Winners of the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards


June 16, 2008 04:00:57 GMT


Finally the full winners of the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards has been announced and the last and coveted awards, the People's Choice categories have got their winners. Winning the People's Choice award for Favorite Canadian artist is rock chick Avril Lavigne with "When You're Gone", making it her second win in a row after grabbing the same prize in 2007.

Beside Avril other musicians that also win the People's Choice categories, are Simple Plan who grabbed the Favorite Canadian Group for "When I'm Gone" and Fall Out Boy who took home the Favorite International Video for "The Take Over, The Break's Over".

Rihanna and Linkin Park, Early Winners of the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards


June 16, 2008 02:44:18 GMT


The 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards, held in Ontario Canada, has announced some of the winners. Among the early winners are two famous names on the music scene, they are Rihanna and Linkin Park.

Rihanna managed to grab home the award for Best International Video for Artist, with her "Don't Stop the Music" beating the likes of Alicia Keys, Stacy Ferguson a.k.a Fergie, Flo Rida, Kanye West, Madonna, Usher and some other famous musicians. Linkin Park on the other hand took home the prize for Best International Video for Group with "Bleed It Out".
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