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New Video: Sheryl Crow's 'Shine Over Babylon'

November 27, 2007 06:55:29 GMT


Sheryl Crow has premiered the video for 'Shine Over Babylon', the first single off of her upcoming album, 'Detours'. Politic apparently is still Crow's choice for her videos.

In the clip, singing Crow is accompanied by newspaper headlines that focus on problems faced by the States. As Crow has stated before, she plans this album to be "the most honest record" she has ever made. "It's about being forced to wake up," Crow said.

Nas' Controversial Album Pushed Back!

November 27, 2007 06:14:17 GMT


Created a buzz by controversially naming his ninth studio album 'Nigger', Nas would like to make a greater impact of its release. The album won't come in December as planned, but will be dropped in coincidence to Black History Month in February 2008.

Nas also told MTV News that material called 'What It Is' that leaked earlier this month didn't belong to him. "I never rhymed to that beat," he said. Instead, he confirmed that it won't be included in the album and that the official first single will appear in January.

Rapper Too Short to Release His 17th Album


November 27, 2007 04:36:05 GMT


Too Short is still determined to retain his legacy. The former teen rapper will release his 17th studio album this year under the title 'Get Off the Stage', his official site has revealed.

The first single from the album will be 'This My One' that features his long-time collaborator, E-40. The track can be heard on his MySpace page.

Video Premiere: The White Stripes' 'Conquest'

November 27, 2007 04:10:46 GMT


The White Stripes have just premiered the promised music video of their third single from 'Icky Thump'. The hilarious clip for 'Conquest', a cover of Pattie Page's 1950's song, was premiered on MTV yesterday (November 26).

The music video took the theme of bullfighting where frontman Jack White becomes the pro and cocky matador who does his job with style. Drummer Meg White meanwhile, appears to be Jack's assistant who won't bother with what he was doing.

'Make Love in This Club', Leaked Track From Usher


November 27, 2007 03:34:37 GMT


Due to high anticipation or any other reason, on Usher's fifth studio album, tracks have been leaked in the past few months, including this new one that goes under the title 'Make Love in This Club'.

The new piece is allegedly one of the materials which will be included in the new album, along with 'Dat Girl Right There', a track that was also leaked earlier this month. Rumor has it that it is one of the Polow Da Don-produced songs.

Mike Jones Changes Album Title and Release Date

November 27, 2007 03:08:23 GMT


Changes have been made to Mike Jones' sophomore set. If previously the album was named 'The American Dream', it will now be released under the title 'The Voice of the Streets'.

Apparently, the old title was saved for the EP that was released in place of the album. 'The American Dream' EP was released on November 20, with 6 songs in the track list, including two materials from the first album, 'Still Tippin'' and 'Back Then'.

New Music Video: Mika's 'Lollipop'


November 27, 2007 02:48:36 GMT


Pop sensation Mika is back with his sixth U.K. single, 'Lollipop', which music video has just been released. True to the song's playful nature and Mika's eccentric style, the clip is presented in his 'cartoon motion life' image.

The animated video presents a character named Lollipop girl who is taking adventure in the cartoon world which is thick theme of Mika's album 'Life in Cartoon Motion'. The singer previously said that the song was created for his sister and that it became his favorite in the album.

Jackson Five Reunion Confirmed, Michael Jackson Included


November 27, 2007 02:18:19 GMT


After much speculation, Jackson Five is finally confirmed for a reunion tour in 2008. Even better, Jermaine Jackson spoke to BBC that his famous brother Michael Jackson finally gave a thumbs up to join the plan.

"Michael will be involved," Jermaine confirmed. "He has to be. He is a Jackson. He was at the meetings. Michael will be involved. We want to tour. We want to touch the lives of everybody who's bought our records and supported us."

Jay-Z Can't See Where Hip-Hop and Imus Collide

November 26, 2007 07:46:10 GMT


Don Imus' racist remark is still not understood by some musicians on its relevance to Hip-Hop music lyrics. Jay-Z is the latest rapper to make a comment regarding the controversial issue which was triggered by Imus calling mostly-black Rutgers University Women's Basketball Team "nappy-headed hos" during his radio show.

"I don't have a problem talking about censorship," Jay-Z told Blender. "If we're gonna talk about it with movies, if we're gonna talk about it with video games, if we're gonna talk about it with all the pornography sites that are bigger than hip-hop, then I'm cool with people talking about it with hip-hop."

Extreme, Latest Rock Band to Reunite


November 26, 2007 06:59:56 GMT


When one recalls 'More Than Words' crooners, Extreme may came out as the first mentioned name although many years later the 1991 track had been covered by many artists. The rock band that took over music scene in early '90s is back recording after 12 years without studio release.

The band that have reunited twice since their split 1996, will work on their fifth studio album which is produced by guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. Details are still scarce, but Billboard.com revealed that there is also a plan for the band to launch a world tour next year.

Led Zeppelin Make New Arrangement for Reunion Gig

November 26, 2007 06:02:56 GMT


Led Zeppelin have to work on a new arrangement of their classics due to vocalist Robert Plant's change of voice. The 59-year-old singer can no longer hit high notes for his voice has grown lower throughout the years, The Sun newspaper revealed.

A source revealed that the rehearsals for the upcoming December 10 show at London's O2 are not going smooth. "Jimmy is a bit rusty and Robert has been struggling with the high notes," the source said. "To avoid any embarrassing vocal wobbles with the world watching, they decided it would be best to transpose the songs in a lower key."

Avril Lavigne Plays Free Concert in Canada


November 26, 2007 04:06:52 GMT


Avril Lavigne will hand out free tickets to several hundred fans who queue at Best Buys' newly opened store in Burnaby and other outlets located in Lower Mainland of the Canadian stores this week.

The tickets will be valid for Avril's concert at Swangard Stadium on December 2 that is sponsored by the electronic chain store. There will also be autograph session for the first 150 fans who also queue at the Burnaby store at an allotted time. Refer to the press release for more information.

Paul McCartney Recording Album With Son

November 26, 2007 03:36:05 GMT


Paul McCartney will give a necessary kick for his son's music career. The former Beatle star is helping son James to record a solo LP which is slated for a 2008 release.

"I'm actually doing some recording with my son," McCartney revealed. "We're just looking at the idea of him making an album. He's doing it all. He's writing it all, laying it all. It's sensational. But there's nothing set yet."

Spice Girls NOT Cancelling Argentina Concert

November 26, 2007 03:19:27 GMT


Spice Girls have tackled the rumor on them cancelling a concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It turned out that the e-mail sent to fans saying that the tour was not going to happen, was fake.

A spokesperson of the reunited group released a statement to BBC, "The Spice Girls would like to make it clear that they have not cancelled their Buenos Aires show. A story has appeared on several websites that includes a fake e-mail and competition from the girls."

The Police to Close 2008 Isle of Wight

November 26, 2007 02:58:11 GMT


One of the biggest music festivals in England has signed The Police as one of its headliner. The Isle of Wight is back with its 2008 event, putting the reunited band as the headlining act in its closing night.

"It's a coup to get The Police for the festival," promoter John Giddings said in a statement. "We're very happy to have the biggest tour of the last two years stopping by the Isle of Wight."
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