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Video Premiere: Gnarls Barkley's 'Run'

March 01, 2008 03:27:14 GMT

Grammy-winning duo Gnarls Barkley premiered the music video for their first single out of upcoming sophomore set "The Odd Couple". The video of "Run" was played for the first time on MTV overdrive yesterday, February 29 on contrary to previous rumors that the clip was not eligible for a run on the channel due to failing Harding Test.

Eccentric as always, the duo comprised of Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse are presented as performers on a soultrain like show in the clip that imprints '90s public access show called City Vibin'. Justin Timberlake is featured in the clip as the host of the show that they performed on.

OneRepublic and Fabolous Make a Touring Team for Campuses

March 01, 2008 03:05:16 GMT

Emerging with their huge hit "Apologize" that was produced by Timbaland, rock act OneRepublic are set to promote their album "Dreaming Out Loud" that was released in November last year. They will stop by in colleges in support of the debut effort, with rapper Fabolous alongside them.

The unlikely partnership will stop at college campuses in Spring in a tour dubbed "Crocs Next Step Campus Tour". It will start April 10 at Miami's Florida International University and wind down May 3 at Albany's SUNY Albany. Fabolous meanwhile, jumps on this tour to still support his June 2007 release, "From Nothin' to Somethin'".

'Get It Girl', First Single Off Timbaland's Mobile-Only Album

March 01, 2008 02:48:13 GMT

The first single from Timbaland's joint venture with Verizon Wireless has found its way on-line. The uber producer teamed up with the mobile service to create the first ever 'mobile album' which first single is "Get It Girl" featuring Keri Hilson.

The upbeat song has been premiered at Pre-Grammy party on February 9 and went to Verizone's V Cast mobile subscribers weeks later. Timbaland will continue releasing a new single each month which will be available in mobile only. According to Billboard, other possible future featured artists are OneRepublic, Paramore, Flo Rida, Natasha Bedingfield, Taylor Swift and Chris Cornell.

Video Premiere: Enrique Iglesias' 'Push'

March 01, 2008 02:14:15 GMT

Enrique Iglesias' anticipated music video for his single "Push" has been premiered on Yahoo! Music yesterday, February 29. The Latin singer previously let out a trailer to it, the end of last year and has now released the full version that as usual involves sexy women.

The version of the song that is used in this video is the one he does with rapper Prophet. This rendition is also included in the soundtrack to movie "Step Up 2 the Streets". The original version, meanwhile, appears in his "Insomniac" album and is featuring Lil Wayne.

Non Eco-Friendly Glastonbury Pissed Radiohead Away

February 29, 2008 08:14:30 GMT

Known for their love of the Earth, Radiohead refused to play at one of British biggest annual music events. While fans are anticipating for their appearance at the Glastonbury this year, the band had to squash their dreams, reasoning that the stage is not eco-friendly.

Speaking to The Sun, frontman Thom Yorke said, "What we're trying to do is only play in areas that have a public transport infrastructure in place, so that rules out Glastonbury for this year." People who come to the three-days festival usually take private cars as means of transportation rather than boarding a bus or any other public transportation.

P. Diddy to Release Elephant Man's New Album

February 29, 2008 07:56:11 GMT

Kingston rapper Elephant Man will release his new album under P. Diddy's Bad Boy Records. The Jamaican musician who had made a collaboration with Kat DeLuna in her hit single "Whine Up", will release "Let's Get Physical" on April 8.

Quite star-studded, the album boasts contributions from Rihanna, Busta Rhymes, Shaggy, Wyclef Jean, Chris Brown and Diddy himself. "A true entertainer is versatile and makes music for the world," Elephant Man commented on his own presence in the music industry.

Rod Stewart to Hit the Road With Bryan Adams' Support

February 29, 2008 06:37:11 GMT

Starting from July 30, Rod Stewart will hit the road for a North American tour that promotes his 2007 release "Still the Same: Great Rock Classics of Our Time". Opening the tour is Bryan Adams who will be available for the first seven dates.

The 30-dates tour will visit outdoor amphitheaters in cities like Chicago, Toronto, Atlantic City and Atlanta. The tour will wind down August 28 in Tampa, Fla. The tickets meanwhile, will be sold starting from Saturday, March 1.

Carly Simon to Release New Album Via Starbuck

February 29, 2008 06:13:59 GMT

Carly Simon is the latest musician to join Starbuck's newly-established label, Hear Music. On April 29, her album "This Kind of Love" will be released via the label which is also the home of Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell.

Simon opts Brazilian sound in the album that sees the come back of producers Jimmy Webb and Frank Filipetti. "You don't have to be singing bossa nova or samba to get the essence of Brazilian music," Simon said. "There are songs that fit no one rhythm or generic type or song progression."

Bun B of UGK to Release Star-Studded Album Post Pimp C's Death

February 29, 2008 05:00:53 GMT

Now on his own, UGK rapper Bun B whose bandmate Pimp C died on December 4, will release an album with support from other rappers. His first release as a solo called "II Trill" will be released on April 29.

According to Billboard.com, those jumping behind this album are Chamillionaire, Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, Rick Ross, Mya, Lupe Fiasco, Mike Jones, 8Ball & MJG, Travis Barker, Webbie, Slim Thug and many more. Meanwhile in the production panel, there are Scott Storch, Jazze Pha, Bigg Tyme, Mr. Lee and a couple more.

Arctic Monkeys Ruled 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards Prizes

February 29, 2008 04:29:17 GMT

In the awards event presented by NME Shockwaves this year, Arctic Monkeys won the coveted title of Best British Band after beating Babyshambles, The Cribs, Klaxons and Muse. The winning gave the Sheffield rock act a third trophy since they had pocketed Best Track for "Fluorescent Adolescent" and Best Video for "Teddy Picker" earlier that night.

"Thanks everybody and thanks everybody upstairs too," said Alex Turner addressing the other contenders in the category who sat upstairs. "Ta ta!" The frontman took the prize from model Agyness Deyne, who joked that he was late to the stage because his girlfriend Alexa Chung had food poisoning.

Hayden Panettiere Makes Sure Her Album Is Colorful

February 28, 2008 08:58:22 GMT

Hayden Panettiere has made use of the spare time she had while the writer's strike was going on earlier this year by working on her album. The starlet who claimed worldwide fame through her indestructible cheerleader role in TV series "Heroes" finished shooting the show in December 2007 due to the WGA strike.

When asked what she had done while not filming, Panettiere said "Working on my album...The thing about the album that I wanted the most was making sure that every song didn't sound the same." According to her MySpace page, the debut studio album from the actress will be released later this year in Spring.

David Bowie Chips in TV Series 'Heroes' Soundtrack

February 28, 2008 08:29:35 GMT

David Bowie is taking part in the soundtrack to TV series "Heroes". The rock singer who has not released an original material since 2003 is contributing his 1977 single of the same title to the CD which will be available physically via Best Buy on March 18 and digitally via Zune.

Meanwhile, Bob Dylan is also among the contributors, lending "Man in the Long Black Coat" that appeared on his 1989 album, "Oh Mercy". The singer who is notoriously strict in licensing his singles decided to give the permission to the song because the show's producer Allan Arkush and creator Tim Kring has worked with Dylan in another TV series "Crossing Jordan".

Is Jessica Simpson Really Heading to Kuwait?

February 28, 2008 06:39:43 GMT

Giving something back to the community, Jessica Simpson is set to perform in front of U.S. troops in Kuwait. According to a press release, she will join rock bands Disturbed and Filter, comedian Carlos Mencia, and DJ Z-Trip during the event.

"It's truly an honor to perform for the troops," Simpson said in a statement. "Through Operation MySpace, I get to serve my country by doing what I love to do in front of thousands of brave men in uniform. It's every girl's dream!"

Solange Knowles Auditioning Musicians for Her Band

February 28, 2008 06:15:40 GMT

Solange Knowles is looking for talented musicians to join her in a band that will back her up during live shows. The younger sister of Beyonce Knowles will hold an audition on March 6 at Los Angeles' SIR Studio.

Solange is reviving her '60s inspired band, The Hadley Street Dreams, by searching for 2 female background singers, 1 drummer, 1 guitar player, 2 keyboardists, and 1 bass player who is able to play upright as well. The selected musicians will be involved in many events leading and following the release of Solange's new album, "Soul Angel and the Hadley Street Dreams" which is due August this year.

Video Premiere: KT Tunstall's 'If Only'

February 28, 2008 05:07:32 GMT

The music video of "If Only" which is KT Tunstall's third single off "Drastic Fantastic" has been premiered. Apt to its title, in the clip Tunstall played a ski-jumper who fails to break a record and make her jump.

The snow-themed video reportedly was shot in Norway's Olympic Ski Jumping Hill in Lillehammer. Tunstall attempted to make a high jump and was in the middle of a good one when something went wrong, causing her to take a free painful fall. In the end of the video, she was seen bloody but smiling to the camera.
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