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Sergio Mendes Taps Fergie on New Album

June 10, 2008 09:51:25 GMT


Sergio Mendes is making a new and bold breakthrough on his upcoming album "Encanto" by tapping Stacy Ferguson a.ka. Fergie to rap on the set "The Look of Love". The new song itself is actually a cover of Burt Bacharach and it is being produced by Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am.

Beside that track, there will be also other cool songs that are being included on Sergio's New LP, which are a hip-hop version of "Agua De Beber", "Waters of March", "Somewhere In The Hills" and many more. Meanwhile, aside from Fergie and will.i.am other musicians that have also being tapped by the musician are the likes of Juanes and Natalie Cole.

Pharrell Williams, Julian Casablancas Record New Song for Converse

June 10, 2008 09:19:41 GMT


A new exciting collaboration has just been done by N.E.R.D's Pharrell Williams as he has just teamed up with Julian Casablancas of The Strokes and also Santogold to record a new track. The new song is titled "My Drive Thru" and was made to celebrate the famous shoe company Converse 100th anniversary.

The new song will be dropped for free download via the company's official website today, June 10. Not only that the track is also being set to be used for the new TV ad for Converse. Confirming the tapping of Pharrell, Julian and Santogold, the company's chief marketing officer, Geoff Cottrill, said, "As we celebrate the brand's first century, we thought it would be fun to bring together Pharrell, Santogold, and Julian, to create new music together that bridges the styles they are known for. The music industry is changing and this partnership is about the music and sharing it with fans for free."

Coldplay's 'Viva la Vida' to Be This Year's Biggest Selling Album

June 10, 2008 07:57:55 GMT


More great news come for English rock band Coldplay, as the latest report suggested that their upcoming record "Viva la Vida" could become the biggest selling album this year. According to Play.com the band's new LP, which is set to due on June 17, has been pre-ordered more than any other artists' albums on the website's list.

Play.com also claimed that the average of "Viva la Vida"'s pre-order is one in every minute and it is set to beat earlier sales record which was held by Leona Lewis with her "Spirit". Confirming the news, the site's head of music, Helen Marquis, said, "We have not seen an album pre-order to quite these levels before. The previous record holder was Leona Lewis."

Ashley Tisdale Recorded Cover Version of '80s Hit Songs

June 10, 2008 07:25:49 GMT


Star of the hit Disney TV movie "High School Musical", Ashley Tisdale, is going '80s for her new music project. The pop singer reportedly has just finished recording some cover songs from famous '80s singers such as Rick Astley, Cindy Lauper, Belinda Carlisle and Whitney Houston.

The hit songs that she covers are "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" (Belinda), "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" (Whitney), "Never Gonna Give You Up" (Rick), "Time After Time" (Cindy) plus one track from Cathy Dennis titled "Too Many Walls". All of the tracks are recorded for the promo of Degree Girl deodorant, which Ashley is being contracted to.

Video Premiere: The Offspring's 'Hammerhead'

June 10, 2008 06:25:32 GMT


Punk rock band The Offspring have finally premiered their new music video on Monday, June 9 via IGN.com. The new clip was made for their first single "Hammerhead" and directed by Teqtonic.

The new clip features a 3D animation that shows animated people and animals, such as birds and robotic dogs. The story seems related to war as it features lots of army and military scenes. The end of the video sees a beautiful scenery of the sky at sunset.

Sarah Harding Recorded a Song for Movie, Hinted a Break-up

June 10, 2008 04:22:30 GMT


Latest news comes from Girls Aloud camp, revealing that Sarah Harding has now followed her band mates, Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Cole and Nicola Roberts' footsteps by recording a solo project. Sarah has just recorded a song collaborating with nu-rave band the Filthy Dukes.

The pop singer's new single will appear on the soundtrack of a new movie titled "Wild Child". Confirming the news a source told the Mirror.co.uk, "It is a really exciting project for Sarah to be involved with. She was chuffed to be approached and recognised as a singer in her own right." Moreover, the source also said that the British singer's new project will be "a springboard for other things."

Busta Rhymes' New LP Release Date Delayed to August

June 10, 2008 03:27:30 GMT


Following the latest trend on the music industry, Busta Rhymes has now joined The Game, Ne-Yo and Lloyd's footsteps by pushing back his new album's release date. Busta's upcoming set "Blessed" that was scheduled to drop on July 1 will be delayed for about 6-8 more weeks.

The rapper himself has confirmed about that news, in a recent interview with New York's radio Hot 97 stating that some music samples problems are behind the delay. "We just pushed about six to eight weeks because we having a little issue with two samples that I'm about eight five percent away getting cleared. I don't wanna change the songs because it'll change the feel of the record," Busta said.

Video Premiere: Nas' 'Be A Nigger Too'

June 10, 2008 02:27:44 GMT


The highly anticipated new music video for Nas' latest single "Be A Nigger Too" has finally got premiered on June 9. The new clip which was directed by Rik Cordero previously has been exclusively screened for journalists on May 29 at the Tribecca Grand Hotel in New York City.

Just like Rick said at the screening, the storyline of the video was inspired by Spike Lee's movie titled "25th Hour". The more than 8 minutes long clip starts with an introductory scene and after the title of the video emerged it switched on to Nas who was rapping at the mirror. The clip also features cameos from the likes of Seth Abrams, John Cho, and Andre Royal.

Video Premiere: Prima J's 'Corazon (You're Not Alone)'


June 09, 2008 09:03:13 GMT


The new music video from Prima J has just premiered at Yahoo! Music. The clip was made to accompany the duo's latest single "Corazon (You're Not Alone)" and directed by Ethan Lader.

The video sees the girls dancing and singing in some different backgrounds, such as in front of a pool and in a club. The clip starts with the duo entering and discussing something in a restaurant before riding their jeep and went to party at the club.

Mariah Carey Taps T.I. on New Video and Third Single's Remix


June 09, 2008 08:10:01 GMT


New reports has just surfaced regarding Mariah Carey's upcoming third single "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time," saying that the pop diva will be adding something special for the song and its music video. According to Mariah official website, the pop singer will tap T.I. to be featured on the new single's music video and also a remix of that song.

Moreover, the website also claimed that T.I. has already flown to the set where the video is being shot which is in Hawaii. Previously, Mariah has also confirmed that the clip for her third single will be directed by renown director Chris Applebaum.

Paul McCartney to Do Last World Tour


June 09, 2008 07:16:46 GMT


It seems that Paul McCartney is about to announce a shocking and disappointing news as latest reports claim that the legendary musician might not go on tour again. It is said that Paul is preparing to do one last mega tour before he will stop and spend more of his time with his daughter Beatrice.

That news comes from a source close to Paul who told Mirorr.co.uk, "Paul explained that this tour will be the last big one. He wants to settle down and enjoy Beatrice's childhood." The source also added, "The tour will be the last time he performs in many parts of the world. Beatrice and his family life are going to come first. He does not want to be away for months at a time."

The Game's 'L.A.X.' Release Date Pushed Back Again

June 09, 2008 06:37:17 GMT


Another unpleasant news regarding The Game's new album surfaces again, stating that the release date for his "L.A.X." is being pushed back again. After having been re-scheduled to July 8, now the upcoming LP is having a new release date, which is on July 15.

It is for the second time that the rapper's new record has its date being pushed back after it was previously scheduled to hit the stores on June 24 before being re-scheduled to July 8. Having the same release date with G-Unit's "Terminate On Sight" was the reason behind the first pushed back, while for the second delay there is no explanation yet by either Game or his label.

Artist of the Week: Alanis Morissette

June 09, 2008 06:07:23 GMT


With six studio albums and numerous monster hits behind her resume, Alanis Morissette is not a singer to be taken lightly. The multiple Grammy Awards winner, steps up with a seventh album, "Flavors of Entanglement" on June 10, marking her way to be one of Canada-borns who makes it big worldwide.

The record has generally received favorable reviews from music critics, including The Sun's Darryl Sterdan who gave the set 3 out of 5 for being "more mature. More grounded. More forgiving." Although some still deem her songs in the "Entanglement" as "angry", Alanis assured the public that the expression was not an angst towards her ex, Ryan Reynolds', engagement to Scarlett Johansson. "I'm really happy for him," she clarified.

Coldplay to Shoot New Clip in Holland

June 09, 2008 04:58:15 GMT


After going to Italy to shoot the music video for their first single "Violet Hill", Coldplay reportedly are set to fly to another major European country for their second clip. The English rockers plan to shoot their new video at a beach in Holland and it will be directed by famous director Anton Corbijn.

The band tapped Anton because they want their next video to be a special and the best video ever. Explaining about their upcoming work with Anton, the band's vocalist Chris Martin said to the press, "We're trying an experiment with him. It could be a disaster, but it could be OK."

Videos: Foo Fighters' Collaboration With Led Zeppelin at Wembley

June 09, 2008 03:59:23 GMT


Previous news about Foo Fighters and Led Zeppelin's collaboration in Foo's final gig at Wembley on June 7, was not just rumors as the two bands did team up that day. Those bands took the stage and performed two songs from the Zeppelin, which was "Rock and Roll" and "Ramble On".

Unfortunately, the Zeppelin did not arrived with all of their full members as their lead vocalist Robert Plant was still busy with his music project in U.S. The legendary rockers were only being represented with two original members, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist, John Paul Jones.
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