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Amy Winehouse to Record Hanukkah Songs

January 16, 2008 04:31:43 GMT


Behind her constantly-exposed personal life, Amy Winehouse has been gearing the work on her actual career, a singer. Producer Mark Ronson who has worked with her a couple of times, revealed that they had been in talks and will hit the studio soon.

To RollingStone.com Ronson revealed, "She's writing songs, and we talked about getting a studio. I have to finish a few other things first, but I imagine we'll go into the studio this year." Even more surprising, there is a possibility that Winehouse will release a holiday album where Christmas classics are at one side and Hanukkah songs featured on the other.

Disney to Air High School Musical 2 Tracks Sung in Multi Language


January 16, 2008 03:52:15 GMT


Disney Channel is going full speed in making use of their production hit High School Musical. The company will broadcast a special version of the High School Musical 2 songs, in multiple languages, that will be broadcast in a special programming on Friday, January 18 at 8 P.M. ET.

Seventeen songs will be performed by recording artists from around the world during the two hours show. The famous 'What Time Is It?' will be sung by Argentinian artists, 'I Don't Dance' by a duo from Portugal, 'Bet on It' by a singer from Taiwan, and 'Every Day' by a singing group from Hong Kong. The music videos have been airing on each country's local Disney Channel.

Trailer of Making the Band 4 Season 2 Revealed!

January 16, 2008 03:18:05 GMT


With the premiere date coming out around the corner, Making the Band 4 season 2 has begun its promotion by releasing a trailer. P. Diddy's Bad Boy Records, the label which the season 1 winners, Danity Kane and Donnie are under, has posted a clip that summarizes what audience will see in the second cycle.

In the new season, all the three acts are put together to live under the same roof in Miami. While personal issues will come under the spotlight, there will be scenes where they are in studio, working on each album. Making the band 4 winner and the solo act Donnie will record their respective debuts while Danity Kane, who is Making the Band 3 winner, will record their sophomore set.

Grammy Awards in Jeopardy, CEO Seeks Waiver from WGA

January 16, 2008 02:24:09 GMT


The Writers Guild of America ongoing strike is in great possibility to take effect at 50th Grammy Awards ceremony which is due February 10. The latest development regarding this issue is a waiver sent by the event's producers for the president of WGA, Patric Verrone.

In a statement, Neil Portnow, President of The Recording Academy that owns the awards said, "Today the producers of the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards requested an interim agreement from the WGA for the telecast on February 10. The Recording Academy remains hopeful that there will be a quick and positive response."

Video Premiere: Kid Rock's 'Amen'

January 15, 2008 09:24:44 GMT


The second single from Kid Rock's 'Rock N Roll Jesus' album has got its music video premiered. The track 'Amen', self-proclaimed to be one of the best pieces he had written, concerns humanity subjects such as war, politics, poverty and even hypocrite inside religions.

The video thus is made in line to the subjects with scenes of African people, funeral after war, strike on race issues and many more. Photographer David Tunnley who had won a Pulitzer Prize reportedly sat as the director of the clip.

Video Premiere: DAUGHTRY's 'Feels Like Tonight'

January 15, 2008 08:55:04 GMT


DAUGHTRY are still spawning singles from their highly-successful debut album. The rock band have just premiered the music video for ballad 'Feels Like Tonight', the sixth from the self-titled album.

The music video that was debuted by Amazon.com on Monday, January 14 was directed by Martin Weisz that previously helmed the film 'The Hills Have Eyes II'. Beside sitting for films, Weisz had also directed many music videos such as P. Diddy's 'PE2000', Korn's 'Somebody Someone' and Meat Loaf's 'Did I Say That'.

Eagles to Kick Off World Tour With London Residency

January 15, 2008 07:47:33 GMT


Eagles will soon begin their world tour to support 'Long Road Out of Eden' at O2. The rock band have announced a residency at the London stadium for four nights.

The first date would be March 20, followed by 22, 23, and 26. Tickets for these four shows will go on-sale on Friday, January 18 with price ranging from 70 to 110 pounds via Ticketmaster. The world tour will also take them to U.S., Australia and other U.K. territories with dates expected to be announced soon.

Jennifer Lopez Either Fired or Being Fired by Manager

January 15, 2008 06:37:18 GMT


The subject is still cloudy but one definite thing is that Jennifer Lopez has parted ways with her manager, Irving Azoff. It is still unclear on who decides to take the action first.

Azoff, who also managed Seal, Van Halen and Eagles allegedly called it quit when he had a heated argument over the phone with Lopez. It was claimed that Azoff said Lopez is hard to manage and "unprofessional" before decided to leave her. There were also reports that Azoff issued a letter that contains "blunt terms" on why the deal between him and Lopez was off.

Dates of Kenny Chesney's 'Poet' Tour Unveiled!

January 15, 2008 06:10:06 GMT


The dates of Kenny Chesney's 'Poets & Pirates' tour have been mapped out. It will begin April 26 in Columbia, S.C. and visit other 13 venues which are mostly stadiums.

The tour will support his album 'Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates' that was released in September 2007 and debuted at #3 on Billboard Hot 200. He will be supported by LeAnn Rimes and several other notable country musicians such as Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Gary Allan, Big & Rich, Luke Bryan and Sammy Hagar.

Video Premiere: Alanis Morissette's 'Underneath'

January 15, 2008 04:29:26 GMT


Laying out the launch of her seventh album one at a time, Alanis Morissette has outed the first video of the album which will be titled 'Flavors of Entanglement'. Although the video has been premiered for public view, the song is not yet confirmed as the lead single from the album.

The song was first made a contestant at 2007 Elevate Music Festival that was held at Los Angeles' Kodak Theater on September 15. Since the festival's purpose is to create music videos, documentaries and others, Morissette created the music video within reportedly, two days.

Leaked: Ashanti's Single 'The Way That I Love You'

January 15, 2008 03:56:18 GMT


Previously only in snippets, a full version of Ashanti's new song has been leaked. The piano-driven 'The Way That I Love You' is allegedly to be included in her much-delayed album, 'The Declaration', and possibly will make it as the next single off the album.

The song had been showcased by the R'n'B singer during her concerts last year and it soon leaked on the Internet in December 2007. It is produced by L.T. Hutton who reportedly confirmed that the song will be the lead single from the album.

Christina Aguilera Posted a 'Dear' New Video, 'Save Me From Myself'

January 15, 2008 03:26:21 GMT


In the celebration of her giving birth to a healthy baby boy named Max on Saturday, January 12, Christina Aguilera has posted a never-before -seen music video titled 'Save Me From Myself' that contains a real footage of her wedding to Jordan Bratman.

Along with the video, the pop singer also posted on her official site a message to clarify how "dear" the video is for her. The post read: "In honor of our love for each other and our growing family, I have put together a special video for the song "Save Me From Myself" off my Back to Basics album. This video is very dear to me as it includes actual footage from our personal wedding video!"

Full Nominees of 2008 BRIT Awards

January 15, 2008 02:47:31 GMT


BRIT Awards, the so-called Grammys for British music scene have unearthed the names who will potentially win a trophy or two for their work in previous years. In the lead for the British category are Take That, Mika and Leona Lewis. Meanwhile, the International school is dominated by bands like Eagles and Arcade Fire as well as a solo act, Kylie Minogue.

Each of the three British acts receive four nods. Take That whose 2006 comeback album, 'Beautiful World' only comes to full eligibility this year, are competing for British Band, British album for 'Beautiful World', British Live Act and British Single for 'Shine'.

Olivia Newton-John and Anne Murray Classics Revived

January 12, 2008 07:26:50 GMT


EMI will release classic collections from Olivia Newton-John and Anne Murray titled 'Olivia's Live Hits' and 'Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends' respectively. Both albums will be released simultaneously on January 15.

Olivia's album will include the recording of her popular hits such as 'Xanadu', 'You're the One I Want' and many more that were performed at Sydney Opera House back in March 2006. The CD that includes seven #1s, will also be tagged with a DVD titled 'Olivia Newton-John And The Sydney Symphony (Live At The Sydney Opera House) that showcases 27 of her hits and favorites spanning more than four decades.

Soulja Boy Accused of Plagiarism and Barked in Return

January 12, 2008 06:54:03 GMT


Fame apparently takes its toll on Soulja Boy. The rapper who has been accused of stealing a stage name and impregnating a 19-year-old girl is now hit with a plagiarism issue.

A rapper group named The Ohio Boyz claimed that Soulja Boy ripped one of the songs that they posted on their MySpace page called 'Swag' and "changed da beat up a lil". They told Bellerstatus.net that Soulja visited their page and posted a comment saying how he liked the song. "He had basically tweaked the beat and had the exact hook on (his version)," the Ohio Boyz said. "We've had the song on our page for months."
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