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B-Side Tracks of Ellen Page's 'Juno' to Hit Digitally

March 31, 2008 09:41:58 GMT


Following the success of "Juno" soundtrack that was released in January this year, Rhino Records will be releasing "Juno B-Sides: Almost Adopted Songs" a second volume of tracks taken from the Academy Awards winning film. It contains 15 tracks that are not available in the first edition including a cut score performed by Ellen Page and written by the flick's scribbler, Diablo Cody.

"Zub Zub" is a song that Page, the main cast of the film, performed in one of the scenes that got cut due to time limit. In the song Page croons "He filled me with baby batter/then we ate some orange tic tacs after." The film's director Jason Reitman recalled the particular frame, "I just remember directing with my daughter strapped to my chest in a BabyBjorn and the whole crew watching on as Ellen noodled around on guitar."

Kiefer Sutherland to Direct The Feeling's Music Video

March 31, 2008 08:44:59 GMT


In what came a surprising news, Kiefer Sutherland has agreed to direct a music video for The Feeling because he is a great fan of the English band. The Sun reported that the "24" actor is good friends with the pop band and that they often hang out together, leading to the talks of a collaboration.

The Feeling's frontman Dan Gillespie Sells said, "Kiefer's a huge music lover and we consider him a friend. We make time for each other and whenever he comes to London we meet for a drink." He added, "Dan says he likes us because he gets where we are coming from. He pretty much wants to get involved with it all, which is fine with us."

U2 Strike a 12-Year Deal With Live Nation

March 31, 2008 08:17:41 GMT


U2 has been guaranteed a 12-year constant flow of income after striking a deal with Live Nation that will hold the rights to the band's tours, merchandising and website, U2.com. Michael Cohl, Chairman of Board of Live nation and Live Nation Artists, announced that they will collaborate with the band on a variety of the band's music enterprises globally.

"U2 has created some of the greatest rock music of all time and their career has been uniquely successful," said Cohl. "It has long been our intention to consolidate and extend our relationship with U2, so this is a very exciting deal for us. The band has always been forward thinking and as one of our original and most successful artists, we are delighted to be able to work with them for many years into the future."

Half of Madonna's Songs Used in Ads Prior Album's Release

March 31, 2008 07:37:29 GMT


Apart from her talent in music, Madonna has to be recognized for her ability in making the most of her fortune. The "Material Girl" singer has licensed at least half of the songs in her upcoming album "Hard Candy", to be used in commercial ads before the songs actually hit the streets. She reportedly, will receive millions from it.

Earlier this month, "4 Minutes to Save the World", the first single from the album has been used in the Sunsilk ad while another track, "Miles Away" is slated to be used as the theme song of a Japanese drama called "Change". The former is part of her deal with Unilever while the latter is with Japanese TV giant, Fuji. It is now revealed that another major company Vodafone will use her songs to promote their mobile phones.

Nelly Still Hoping for a Bruce Springsteen Collaboration

March 31, 2008 04:24:24 GMT


Rapper Nelly revealed that he initially wanted rocker Bruce Springsteen aka The Boss to be included on his upcoming album "Brass Knuckles" but was bumped. Speaking on the orange carpet of Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 29, Nelly said that he is still hoping for it.

"I was really trying to get The Boss, but The Boss is all over the world," Nelly told The Associated Press. "It didn't really work out. I know he's interested in doing it. And I'm interested in doing it." He, whoever, would not go further to specify what kind of collaboration that they will do but revealed that people may have heard it by the end of the year. "We still might get a chance to get it off," he added. "We're saving it. We might repackage it for the holidays."

No Doubt Officialy Recording in Studio for New Album

March 31, 2008 03:52:31 GMT


No Doubt is officially back from their hiatus and is on the way to record their sixth studio album. Buzz on their comeback have been circulating early this month when the band starts to post updates of their status. Frontwoman Gwen Stefani has on March 28 wrote a message that they are indeed in the middle of a writing process.

It has been more than seven years since they last released an album together with the latest being the 2001 "Rock Steady". Gwen has since released two studio albums "Love.Angel.Music.Baby." and "The Sweet Escape" but the band never ruled out reunion. The singer who is pregnant with her second child said, however, that the process may go a little slower due to her pregnancy.

'Love Story', New Joint From Mariah Carey's 'E=MC2'


March 31, 2008 03:24:09 GMT


A new joint from Mariah Carey called "Love Story" has got its way on-line in the form of a video that shows her recording for the song. The Jermaine Dupri-produced song is included in the album "E=MC²" that is due April 15.

"Love Story" however, is not going to be the next single lifted from the album. While the first single "Touch My Body" is cruising its way up to the #1 spot on the Hot 100 Singles chart, it was revealed during a radio interview with the diva that "Bye Bye" will be the second single. It is an emotional song that she wrote about her father who passed away in 2002.

Video Premiere: will.i.am's 'Heartbreaker' Ft. Cheryl Cole

March 31, 2008 02:49:03 GMT


will.i.am's long overdue single "Heartbreaker" finally has gotten its music video premiered. The clip that was previewed earlier this month, is featuring Girls Aloud's Cheryl Cole whose voice is also added in the song.

Cheryl is part of the video after she got through the audition that she did as part of her group's reality show, "The Passions of Girls Aloud". Cheryl stated that she has a secret passion of being a street dancer and eventually was given a role by will.i.am who later on also decided to put her as additional vocal too. "For her documentary, Cheryl was originally just meant to be part of the dance troupe for will.i.am's song - but he asked her to do backing vocals," a source said.

21st Kids' Choice Awards: Music Winners List


March 31, 2008 02:22:19 GMT


In what came as an apparent result, Disney Channel's stars Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus both came up as the ultimate choices for the kids. The two teen-craze artists have been named the winners of Favorite Group and Favorite Female Singer respectively at the 21st Annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, held on Saturday, March 29.

With the win, Cyrus who is the star of TV hit series Hannah Montana, in fact won over the biggest music nominee, Stacy Ferguson aka Fergie and two other big contenders, Beyonce Knowles and Alicia Keys. The Jonas Brothers, meanwhile beat out Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy and Boys Like Girls for the Group title.

Clay Aiken Reveals 'On My Way Here' Tracklisting!

March 29, 2008 07:40:40 GMT


Clay Aiken has unleashed a new promotional picture, which is said be the advanced version of the cover art, for his upcoming and fourth full-length album "On My Way Here". The American Idol runner-up also reveals the track listing that includes a title track and previously revealed track "Ashes".

As reported earlier, Aiken's album will be released on May 6 via 19Recordings/RCA, featuring a production from Kipper (Sting, Chris Botti). His camp now reveals that Jaymes Foster will once again be back executive producing the album and that one of the tracks in the album will be a Ryan Tedder-written. The OneRepublic frontman wrote the song "On My Way Here" that Aiken "fell in love" with instantly. The lyrics tell how lessons are learned as we grow up and those are what eventually shape us as adults.

New Management 'Honored' to Represent Axl Rose and Co.

March 29, 2008 04:41:35 GMT


Following his split from long-time manager Merch Mercuriade in 2006, Axl Rose announced via Guns N' Roses' official site that he has signed up with new managerial board that is represented by Irving Azoff and Andy Gould. Azoff and Gould have been known to have represented many renown artists.

"We are very excited and look forward to working with them and hope our relationship proves beneficial for everyone, especially the fans," Rose said on the March 27 post. No further details have been released but the next day Azoff and Gould also released a statement in return saying "Axl Rose and Guns N' Roses is and will always be one of the most important recording and touring artists of our time, and one of the great rock 'n' roll voices for his generation. We are honored that Axl has placed his trust in us."

Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams to Debut New Single Next Week

March 29, 2008 04:11:21 GMT


Former member of Destiny's Child, Michelle Williams (II) said on her official site that she will give the exclusive right to her new single to People.com. "We Break the Dawn", the first single from her upcoming album, "Unexpected" will be serviced to the publication on March 31.

"We Break the Dawn" will be followed by the Stargate-produced "Stop This Car" which was initially meant to be the lead single. Williams who is involved in the Broadway musical "The Color Purple", said that there will be a music video which will be released once she is done with the stage play.

Kate Nash Ditching Solo Career for a Band?


March 29, 2008 03:29:58 GMT


While many members of a band pull out of the group to start a solo career, Kate Nash chose the other way round. The "Foundation" singer revealed that she is involved in a band project, taking the role of a drummer.

The British singer who usually plays piano talked to Daily Star, saying that she is excited to take over the new role. "I really like playing drums because you can get everything out," she said. "It's a really great thing to do - just beat it all out. To be able to achieve getting a rhythm is a real challenge."

Radiohead Start Working on New Album With Nigel Godrich

March 29, 2008 03:11:15 GMT


On the heels of their breakthrough release, "In Rainbows", Radiohead have been keen to return to the studio again soon for the work of their next album, which would be their eight. The rock outfit will once again have Nigel Godrich as the producer.

Bassist Colin Greenwood said that a studio time has been booked and that Godrich will be in tow. "We're actually gonna be working with Nigel again soon - we've reserved time and we've got stuff we want to do," Greenwood told Pitchfork adding that having Godrich as their producer "is like having an old-school executive producer that's talking about the big picture and booking time to be creative."

Dolly Parton, the Theme and Mentor on American Idol This Week

March 29, 2008 02:42:13 GMT


After The Beatles week, the finalists of American Idol Season 7 will be singing songs by Dolly Parton and what's special about the week is that Parton will also appear as their mentor. The April 1 show will see the country star personally assisting each of the 9 remaining contestants on her biggest hits.

Beside making an appearance at the performance show, Parton will also return the next day to take the stage. She will sing "Jesus and Gravity" that is taken from her new album "Backwoods Barbie" on the April 2 show which is also the Result Day. Also performing that day is bluegrass band The Clark Brothers, who was declared the winner of The Next Great American Band, a spin off of American Idol.
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