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MTV Close Curtain for Gnarls Barkley's Video That May Cause Seizures

March 06, 2008 02:52:05 GMT


It was between two things when Gnarls Barkley's video for "Run" was premiered the end of last month. The first music video out of the duo's new album "The Odd Couple" may have hit the channels and circulated over the sites, but it has been confirmed that it needs some reconstruction in order to be run on MTV.

The clip that was previously denied as having failed Harding Test, will be kept out of rotation on the music channel because it has a strobe effects that can set off seizures on the minute two and above. The duo hope that they will rework on the particular frame and have it released normally on MTV.

Video Premiere: Snoop Dogg's 'Neva Have 2 Worry' Feat. Uncle Chucc


March 06, 2008 02:26:50 GMT


Snoop Dogg moves on rather fast with his latest record, "Ego Trippin'", that he has pulled the second single out of it plus premiered its music video. The selected one to follow up "Sensual Seduction" aka "Sexual Eruption" in its explicit version is, "Neva Have 2 Worry" feat. Uncle Chucc.

The video was directed by Rik Cordero who is famous for penning videos for Jay-Z, Remy Ma and other Hip-Hop artists. The clip is particularly a long one because it runs well over seven and a half minutes.

No Umbrellas Allowed in Rihanna's U.K. Concerts

March 05, 2008 09:32:46 GMT


Due to the popularity of her "Umbrella" dance, Rihanna and her management have banned her fans from bringing umbrellas to her concerts in U.K. The singer who is rumored to be dating Chris Brown, put the reason for the audience's safety in case somebody's trying to imitate her movement.

Rihanna is afraid that people will follow her dance that includes swirling the umbrella when she sings the hit song on the stage. The ban was unveiled on Monday, March 3 when she made an appearance in Aberdeen, Scotland following several incidents prior to that. Some concertgoers reportedly were left injured in a number of umbrella-related incidents during her recent European tour.

Video Premiere: Juanes' 'Gotas de Agua Dulce'


March 05, 2008 08:22:37 GMT


Colombian singer Juanes has premiered a music video for his latest single, "Gotas de Agua Dulce" on Yahoo! Music. The song which is translated "Drops of Sweet Water" in English, is the title to the second single from his 2007 album "La Vida...Es un Ratico".

The track has entered U.S. Billboard Latin Tracks at #19 and quickly moved up to #1 in February. It is the follow up to his single "Me Enamora" that also peaked at #1 on the same chart.

Bjork's Implicit Political Message Caused Controversy in China

March 05, 2008 08:02:46 GMT


Often outspoken singer Bjork caused a controversy when she performed in China and chanted "Tibet! Tibet!" during her final set "Declare Independence". The Icelandic singer appeared at Shanghai International Gymnastic Center on March 2 as a mean to promote her latest album "Volta" but caused political controversy instead.

Her chanting of "Tibet" is taken as a favor for independence for the region. China has ruled Tibet since 1951, and talk of independence is taboo. While the occupation of Tibet remains controversial, most Chinese see the region as an integral part of China.

Beyonce Knowles to Perform at Suri's Birthday Party?

March 05, 2008 06:05:01 GMT


There have been rumors abuzz that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are holding a huge birthday party for their daughter Suri who turns two on April 18. New report brought up by MediaTakeOut.com said that Beyonce Knowles will be made a performer at the party.

One of the agenda in the star-studded party is to have DJ Mark Ronson as the entertainer. Ronson for one thing, was the DJ at their wedding back in November 2006 A source spilled, "Suri is going through a phase at the moment where she loves to dance so they thought it would be ideal for Mark to DJ - Suri can bop away and the adults can enjoy it too."

Linkin Park Take Jay-Z to Projekt Revolution Tour


March 05, 2008 04:53:14 GMT


Two big acts from two different genres will take over U.K. this June in a Projekt Revolution tour date. A one-off show has been scheduled to have Linkin Park and Jay-Z headlining a show at Milton Keynes Bowl on June 29. Both acts are expected to make a collaboration for they had previously worked together on album "Collision Course".

Projekt Revolution which is created by the rock band is brought for the first time to the U.K. venue. It usually features Linkin Park touring along with other headlining acts, but the full U.K. line-ups are still expected to be announced. Tickets for the show will go on sale on Friday, March 7 at 9 A.M., pricing at 45 pounds.

Miley Cyrus' Double Tour Molded to CD/DVD Set

March 05, 2008 04:27:22 GMT


Miley Cyrus will have her high-grossing double duty tour, "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus Best of Both Worlds Concert" chronicled into CD/DVD set. The tour that invaded North America in Fall 2007 and grossed over $54 million sees Cyrus performing 14 tracks either as herself or her Disney character, Hannah Montana.

Seven tracks from the CD/DVD package are those performed by Cyrus as herself while the rest features her Hannah Montana disguise. A track called "We Got the Party" that she did with her supporting act Jonas Brothers will also be included in the set.

Christina Aguilera's Next Album Will Be All Pop


March 05, 2008 03:51:11 GMT


In a recent SOHH interview, DJ Premier revealed that Christina Aguilera's new album is in the works. The producer who has worked with numerous Hip-Hop icons like Snoop Dogg, Nas and the late Notorious B.I.G., said that the next venture from the "Ain't No Other Man" hitmaker is all pop.

"I'm definitely working with her on the next album," Premier revealed. "She's doing an all pop album again, but she wants me to keep the tone like what we did before. She's ready to start next month...She's so cool, she's like my little sister now."

Lloyd and Lil Wayne Team Up for an Album


March 05, 2008 03:18:07 GMT


Started off as a coincidence in the studio, Lloyd came out with an idea that Lil Wayne and him should do an album together. Although no dates have been announced, in an interview with Rhapsody, the R'n'B singer revealed that they will release a joint album called "Best of Young Worlds".

"So I come out the booth," Lloyd explained on the encounter. "Weezy go in and do about 38 bars. The beat cuts off and he's still rapping. He's just killing it and I'm saying to myself, 'Oh this dude is incredible. I gotta work with this dude for real.' And from there, we started our relationship. We've even talked about doing an album together and calling it Best of Young Worlds."

Akon Ready to Release Third and Fourth Album

March 05, 2008 03:00:38 GMT


Just when people start wondering where is the follow up to his Grammy-nominated album "Konvicted" (2006), Akon came with the announcement of the new album. He is in fact "practically done" with the album which will be his third effort.

"We're trying to get it out by the first week of May," Akon told MTV News in Los Angeles. "The album is practically done now. It's called Acquitted." The singer who was featured in the remix of Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", said that he hopes to release a single featuring the King of Pop as the lead. "It's a worldwide record," Akon continued. "The record is so huge. It's too big. (Michael's) the only person I could have collaborated with. The other (songs) on the album are huge though."

Nominees of 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

March 05, 2008 02:35:41 GMT


Kenny Chesney rules way above his peers in dominating the Academy of Country Music Awards nominations. The country crooner who released his eleventh studio album "Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates" last year, receives as many as 11 nods while others go below seven nods.

Among the categories Chesney is nominated in are Top Male Vocalist and kudos for his album, single, video and song. Chesney, who is a reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year is again running for the same category this year and should he win the title again, he will be in tie with Garth Brooks as the prime academy winner in the category.

Miley Cyrus and Naked Brothers to Perform at Nick's Choice Awards


March 04, 2008 08:31:37 GMT


Miley Cyrus has been tapped to be one of the performers at the 21st Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards which is held the end of this month on March 29. The singer who appeals to tweens, will perform live from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles along with Nick's very own artist The Naked Brothers Band.

"Nickelodeon and the Kids' Choice Awards are about showcasing all things that are hot and now with kids, and Miley Cyrus and The Naked Brothers Band rule with our audience," said Paula Kaplan, Executive Vice President, Talent and General Manager, West Coast, Nickelodeon. "We are very excited that they'll perform live for the biggest kids' audience of the year, and that talent like Cameron Diaz, Steve Carell, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Chris Brown, Hayden Panettiere and many others yet to be announced, will join in the revelry and chaos on the night where Hollywood will meet the slime."

Video Premiere: Daddy Yankee's 'Somos De Calle'


March 04, 2008 07:39:03 GMT


A new joint from Daddy Yankee has been released. The Reggaeton dropped the music video of "Somos De Calle" that is used as the soundtrack to his 2007 film, "Talento de Barrio".

The video was directed by Giorgie Rivera and takes set in the 1990. The title of the movie is often referenced in the clip. "Somos De Calle" along with other tracks used in the movie like "Impacto (Remix)", "La Fuga" and "Solido", will appear on album "Talento De Barrio Soundtrack" which will be released later this month.

Jonas Brothers' Second Album to Be Available for Europe


March 04, 2008 04:51:39 GMT


Jonas Brothers' self-titled album will soon be available for European countries for Universal Music Group have struck a deal with the boys' U.S. label Disney Music Group's Hollywood Records to release it in Europe via Polydor Records. The album which is the second effort from the three-piece will be available there in June.

"This band is one of our key priorities for Europe," said Max Hole, executive VP, Universal Music Group (UMG) International in a statement, "and we are keen on creating the same phenomenon in the region that has taken hold in the U.S." UMG also own the right to "Jonas Brothers" distribution in Canada and Latin America.
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