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Ghostface Killah Threatens to Quit After Poor 'Rehab' Sale

January 24, 2008 08:57:29 GMT


Disappointed with the sales number of his latest record, Ghostface Killah has threatened to quit the music industry. His seventh solo album 'The Big Doe Rehab', opened at #41 on Billboard Hot 200, selling only 36,000 copies in the first week and he blames it on illegal download.

The rapper who is also a member of Wu-Tang Clan owns more than 100,000 affiliates in his MySpace page but his disc sale never goes beyond that. He posted a video on YouTube to show how pissed he is when the math doesn't add up and concluded that people would rather download the album for free instead of spending cash on it.

KT Tunstall Refuses to Duet With Katharine McPhee


January 24, 2008 08:16:31 GMT


Aspiring musician KT Tunstall has shot down Katharine McPhee's dream of performing a duet with her. McPhee who is an American Idol alumna said that she would love to record with Tunstall, who has become her own idol.

However, Tunstall responded to this rather unfavorable saying that she does not like the reality show. She said, "I'm not a big fan of the reality TV-show-pop-star thing. It chokes the market in terms of young original talent. There's a strong element of karaoke in pop TV shows. I like artists who fire my imagination."

Metallica's Ninth Album Is Not Exactly 'Delayed'

January 24, 2008 07:52:59 GMT


Metallica's first studio album in five years is due early this year but sources reported that it has been delayed again. The ninth album which is yet-untitled was slated to hit the stores in February but it was postponed to April before moved further back to September.

Stereowarning.com reported that the band are still in the studio working on the album, thus the possibility to release the effort in April is quite thin. In a December 2007 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, frontman Lars Ulrich said that the only thing left for them to do were overdubs and James Hetfield's vocals.

Ne-Yo Aiming a Lawsuit Against Beyonce Knowles?


January 24, 2008 07:00:35 GMT


Ne-Yo is in suing mode, for after filing a lawsuit against Rowe Entertainment Inc. for throwing him out of R. Kelly's 'Double Up' Tour, he is now set to file another one for Beyonce Knowles. Ne-Yo is claiming his right over writing credit in Beyonce's song 'Irreplaceable'.

MediaTakeOut.com who first spilled the bean, reported that Ne-Yo planned the lawsuit after Beyonce refused to appear on his next album while in fact he was taking major production in her 'B'Day' album. This 'not returning the favor' case has led Ne-Yo attempting to re-coup the royalties from their collaboration in the Grammy-nominated hit 'Irreplaceable' where he became one of the co-writers.

Dr. Dre Assisting in The Game's Final Album


January 24, 2008 06:25:02 GMT


Stemming from his decision to quit from music industry, The Game has prepared the album, which would be his last, in his utmost effort. The rapper re-united with Dr. Dre, the producer who found his mixtape in early of his career and signed him to Aftermath.

MTV.com reported that The Game's album titled 'LAX' is 80 per cent complete and should be ready to be dropped this Spring. He is still recording in Miami and Los Angeles with producers like Dre, Scott Storch and Cool & Dre. Black Wall Street DJ Nu Jersey Devil revealed, "(Dr. Dre) dropped some stuff off.But I’m not sure if Game did anything to them yet."

My Chemical Romance Switch Back to Punk Rock in New Album


January 24, 2008 05:05:54 GMT


After the theatrical 'The Black Parade', My Chemical Romance said that they will be back to their old sound because they missed "being a rock band". The band are set to release a new album this year and revealed that they have it channeled towards "punk rock" direction.

In an interview with NME.com, frontman Gerard Way said that the album which would be their fourth, will be "stripped down" but won't rule out "crazy ideas on the next albums or do something even crazier". The band had played a new material since November last year but won't give it a name yet for fear that "kids get pissed off" when the title is eventually changed.

Video Premiere: Ray J's 'Sexy Can I' Feat. Yung Berg

January 24, 2008 04:45:50 GMT


Ray J has released the video for the lead single from his new album, 'All I Feel' which is due to be released later this year. The R'n'B singer decided to pull the Yung Berg-featuring piece called 'Sexy Can I' as the first from the fourth studio album.

Ray J recently signed a multi-million dollar deal with Koch Records to release 'All I Feel' under the label's wing. The album which is slated for an April release, features production from Rodney Jerkins and guest appearances by Snoop Dogg, The Game, Lil Wayne and many others.

R.E.M. Shot Music Video in a Sex Toy Shop

January 24, 2008 04:20:33 GMT


R.E.M. are on position to release their first material from the new album 'Accelerate'. The rock band visited two New York places on Monday, January 21 to shoot the music video for the lead single 'Supernatural Superserious'.

They first talked to the owner of an Italian restaurant called Inoteca to arrange a short film taking at the venue, general manager David Massoni told Billboard.com. The shooting took place while diners were eating and business was still rolling. Onlookers who recognized the band, reportedly watched the mini-shoot enthusiastically.

Video Premiere: Feist's 'I Feel It All'

January 24, 2008 03:55:29 GMT


On the heels of her mega hit '1234', Canadian singer Feist has released another single from her third full-length album, 'The Reminder'. The track 'I Feel It All' has been released as the third single and its music video has just been released.

The clip was directed by Patrick Daughters, the same person who directed '1234' and Feist's previous clips like 'Mushaboom' and 'My Moon, My Man'.

Lil' Kim Quit Atlantic to Join Fat Joe?

January 24, 2008 03:37:50 GMT


Following the reports on Lil' Kim leaving Atlantic Records, it was suggested that she will release her not-yet-titled album independently. Her decision came after the rapper felt she has broadened her knowledge in the music business, enough to fly solo.

Despite rumors that she was dropped, Kim said in an interview with DJ Kay Slay on Sirius Satellite Radio show that she has no hard feeling against the label. Further, she also said that the intention of releasing an album independently has been planned years ago but she was still afraid of it.

Beyonce Knowles to Highlight Grammys With a Tina Turner Duet

January 24, 2008 03:16:19 GMT


Not only does Beyonce Knowles agree to perform at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, she also plans it big. The R'n'B diva is teaming up with Tina Turner for the February 10 performance, People.com reported.

The news came after Writers Guild of America announced that they won't picket against the show due to the writers strike. Although not yet confirmed, there are reports that Janet Jackson and Britney Spears will appear on the stage too.

American Idol Judge Randy Jackson's First Solo Album Coming Out March 11


January 23, 2008 04:47:15 GMT


Kicked off his musical career early at his young age, it's not until now that Randy Jackson is coming out with his first solo album ever. The Grammy Award-winning rock bassist, singer, and record producer is having his first solo album coming out by March 11 later this year.

The LP, titled "Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1," is due out on his new label, Dream Merchant 21, and released through the Concord Music Group.

Def Leppard Found Date for 'Sparkle' Release

January 21, 2008 09:20:43 GMT


Hard rock band Def Leppard have found the date to release their first album in six years. 'Songs from the Sparkle Lounge' will be dropped in stores on March 18 and will include a song that features country singer Tim McGraw on the track called 'Nine Lives'.

The news came from the band's official site that also mentioned that the date is tentative and may change anytime. They decided to announce the date because fans have been wondering for its release since they will begin a tour on March 27 but there was no news on the album itself.

Guns N' Roses Handed Over 'Chinese Democracy' to Be Released

January 21, 2008 08:54:35 GMT


Rumors on the release of the much-delayed 'Chinese Democracy' have been running up and down for sometime and the Guns N' Roses album that has cost massively in its production, reportedly is completed to be released soon.

The hint of the release came from Eddie Trunk of Q104.3 who wrote on his blog that he heard the latest update of the album. Trunk wrote: "I hear the new G&R CD is actually done, but the delay in release is not the bands issues but the label."

Janet Jackson Doubts Michael Jackson's Urge in Jackson 5


January 21, 2008 08:15:15 GMT


Should Michael Jackson decide to stick to his solo career and not participating in his brothers' scheme to reform Jackson Five, he will get a support from his little sister, Janet Jackson. Standing behind Michael's back, Janet claimed she will understand if he doesn't want to join the siblings group but will get really excited if Michael does.

"I know it's been kind of tough for Mike," Janet said. "Maybe he just wants to continue to be a solo artist and if that's what he wants, you have to respect his wishes. But what an impact it (a reunion) would have on the world. (I'd) be the first in line to buy a ticket."
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