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Madonna to Give Out 'Licorice' in April 2008

December 07, 2007 03:51:20 GMT


Madonna has opened her studio work mystery by unveiling the title of the album. The pop diva who has penned Pharrell Williams to be a major collaborator in the project is naming the 11th studio album 'Licorice'.

It is now scheduled to hit the shelves in April 2008 with two leaked songs 'Candy Shop' and 'The Beat Goes On' expected to be in the tracklist. Words are also high that there will be a new version of 'The Devil Wouldn't Recognize You', an unreleased song that was written with songwriter Patrick Leonard for a shelved musical plus a Kanye West -featuring version of 'The Beat Goes On'.

Video Premiere: Blake Lewis' 'Break Anotha'

December 07, 2007 03:13:35 GMT

6th cycle American Idol runner up, Blake Lewis, has released the music video for 'Break Anotha', a track taken from his debut album 'Audio Day Dream'. The clip was directed by Sanji who penned Macy Gray's 'I Try' and The Roots' 'Star'.

'Break Anotha' is the official first single from the album, although he had scored a chart position with his rendition of Bon Jovi's 'You Give Love a Bad Name'. The song was produced by Ryan Tedder who is known to be the frontman of band OneRepublic.

50th Grammy Awards Nominees Unveiled, Kanye West in Power

December 07, 2007 02:17:24 GMT


Highly awaited nominations of 50th Grammy Awards are unearthed with Kanye West leading the pack at eight nods followed by Amy Winehouse at a whooping six and Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Timbaland and T-Pain at five each.

The big nominee, West, is competing for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album for 'Graduation', Best Rap Solo Performance for 'Stronger', Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group both for his collaboration with Common in 'Southside' and his work with Nas and KRS-One in 'Better Than I've Ever Been', Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for 'Good Life' feat. T-Pain and Best Rap Song for both ' Can't Tell Me Nothing' and 'Good Life'.

Queens of the Stone Age's Frontman Talks Bad About Label

December 06, 2007 09:18:27 GMT


The feud between Queens of the Stone Age and their label has officially begun with a public statement made by frontman Josh Homme. The vocalist told AntiQuiet.com that people in U.S. Interscope are "lame" and "THE BIGGEST FUCKING IDIOTS ON THE PLANET", the latter statement ordered to be printed in capitals.

Homme was particularly annoyed at the way the music moguls spend the company's money for something relatively unnecessary. "The last thing they're stripping down is their own expense accounts and sh**," he said. "I mean, Jimmy Iovine of Interscope records takes a private jet or rides first class to tell a band they don't get tour support. You know what I mean? F**k that shit, I'm tired of it."

Sex Pistols to Play More Reunion Shows

December 06, 2007 08:38:14 GMT


During his radio show, Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones indicated that further reunion performances from the rock band will likely happen next summer.

Apart from headlining 2008 Isle of Wight, they may join The Who's Roger Daltrey for a charity concert. Details were not specified but the charity event may take place at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Buckcherry Working on New Album, Premiered 'Sorry' Video

December 06, 2007 07:48:26 GMT


Rock act Buckcherry are gearing up the work of their fourth studio album, lead guitarist Keith Nelson wrote on their MySpace blog. This would be the materials that they have accumulated after months of touring to support their 2006 album, '15'.

"We came off the road at the end of September and took a few days off, then got right back to work writing and rehearsing new material," the post read. "Right now things are going well, we've got 5 songs completed as full demo recordings, another 4 or 5 songs that have been written completely, and a boat load of great ideas we're trying to finish."

Sugarland to Record Third Album Soon

December 06, 2007 06:14:31 GMT


Country duo Sugarland are ready to hit the studio again next year to work on the follow up of 'Enjoy the Ride' that debuted at #4 on Billboard Hot 200. They will begin recording in February and release it sometime after via MCA Nashville.

"We're planning on recording in February, and if all goes well we'll see what we make," member Kristian Bush said. "As writers, you kind of let the songs dictate where you're going, rather than trying to kick it and punch it."

Musicians Likely to Be Nominated in 50th Grammys

December 06, 2007 05:17:17 GMT


With the announcement of Grammy nominees coming within hours from this published date, predictions of who will be the contenders have erupted. Among those having good shot are Stacy Ferguson aka Fergie, Linkin Park and Amy Winehouse.

The first three artists along with several others like Taylor Swift, Akon and Vince Gill will announce the nominees in Hollywood, today (November 6) at 8:30 A.M. (1600 GMT). Meanwhile, it is no longer a big secret that those joining this announcement will likely get the nominations as well.

Video Premiere: Keyshia Cole's 'I Remember'


December 06, 2007 04:45:59 GMT


Keyshia Cole has just delivered a fresh video for her third single from sophomore set 'Just Like You'. The clip of 'I Remember' was premiered on BET.

Reports said that it was directed by Benny Boom (Nelly, Robin Thicke) who also helmed the video of her 'Let It Go' single.

Ashlee Simpson Sets Premiere Date of 'Outta My Head' Video

December 06, 2007 04:21:47 GMT


After the new single was premiered on AOL late last month, Ashlee Simpson sets the date of the music video for 'Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)'. Yahoo! Music listed that the clip will come on Wednesday, December 19.

Apart from the audio, the alleged cover art for the single has also even been leaked, simply showing the picture of Ashlee from chest up. The Timbaland-produced song is slated to be released digitally on Tuesday, December 11 and physically in January.

Video Premiere: Kelly Rowland's 'Work'

December 06, 2007 03:33:17 GMT


The long-awaited video of Kelly Rowland's 'Work' has finally been premiered. It was shot back in mid July but was postponed several times before premiered five months later.

The clip that emphasizes on silhouettes and symmetrical lines, was initially vied to be released first with Kelly's other video, 'Ghetto' feat. Snoop Dogg. Both videos were shot at relatively at the same time, but it was 'Ghetto' that was finally put up first in September.

R'n'B Singer Avant Said Goodbye to Geffen, Heading to Capitol


December 06, 2007 02:56:52 GMT


R'n'B singer Avant walked away from his recording house, Geffen, to sign a new contract with Capitol Records. He also announced that his next album will come in 2008 under the new label.

"They've shown that they're dedicated to push their resources for my projects," Avant said of Capitol. "I look forward to a long lasting relationship with Reports said that productions will include Rodney Jerkins, Mr. Collipark and DJ Smurf, among others. Although the exact release date of the album is not yet confirmed, it is said that the first single will come in March.

Video Premiere: Prodigy's 'A.B.C.'s'

December 06, 2007 02:24:28 GMT


Prodigy is talking 'fast' when he worked on his third solo album. The member of Mobb Deep has released the music video for his first single off the new album, 'H.N.I.C. 2' which will be released in 2008 via Koch Records.

If noticed from the title, this would be the second part of his debut album 'H.N.I.C.' (Head Nigga In Charge). As reported on AllHipHop.com, Prodigy said during J.A.M. Awards late last month that it would be dropped in February 2008. The first single is 'ABC's'.

Robbie Williams, Arctic Monkeys Support Banning of Ticket Re-Sale

December 05, 2007 10:01:13 GMT


Robbie Williams, Arctic Monkeys and the music act that introduced a new way to release an album this year, Radiohead, are among many people in music industry to prevent scalpers from re-selling concert tickets in higher price.

This campaign would be the starting movement of banning fans who re-sell tickets on websites that have caused the revenue to reach an estimated 200 million pounds from re-sale only.

Britney Spears' 'Piece of Me' Video Almost Non-Existent

December 05, 2007 08:54:48 GMT


Britney Spears' music video for 'Piece of Me' almost didn't make it when she arrived late at the set last Tuesday (November 27). The pop star arrived at Los Angeles' Social club well off the schedule and almost lost the chance to newcomer Samantha Jade.

Spears and Jade's label, Jive Records, was finding ways to cover up the expenses that may cost them a leg should Spears didn't show up at the venue. Jade was brought up as Plan B so that the production didn't go to waste.
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