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Prince to Play Intimate Gigs in L.A.'s Hotel

June 21, 2007 08:49:47 GMT


Before stepping to London for his "21 shows", Prince will first give a chain of exclusive concerts in Los Angeles. The singer is set to stay in Hollywood Roosevelt hotel for 7 days starting from June 23 and give intimate gigs.

The Verizon Wireless-sponsored event will allow only 200 people to attend per show. Prince will deliver new materials from his soon to be released album "Planet Earth" and play impromptu sets with his jazz band.

Jennifer Lopez Back to English Album with Swizz Beatz

June 21, 2007 07:31:22 GMT


Done with Spanish album, Jennifer Lopez is gearing her first English album since 2005's "Rebirth". For that, she will be back to Pop-R&B vibe and handle it with Swizz Beatz.

On contrary to the more melancholic Spanish album "Como Ama Una Mujer" (2007), J. Lo wants this one to have the danceable tune. She said, "This album is more of what people and my fans are used to - you know, just kind of a dance, funk, R&B, hip-hop, all that stuff, all mixed up together to make some great pop music."

Modest Mouse to Play in "Treasure Island"

June 21, 2007 07:10:02 GMT


Indie rock act Modest Mouse will play for two-days special as the headliner of Treasure Island Music Festival. Their appearance will be preceded by duo Thievery Corporation that recently took part in Lollapaloza.

Thievery will headline the first day on September 15 with supporting acts mainly comprised of electronic outfits such as DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Gotan Project, M.I.A., Ghostland Observatory and Zion I. The next day Modest Mouse will lead with the help from Spoon, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Built to Spill, M. Ward and Earlimart.

Hilary Duff Roams U.S. with "Dignity"

June 21, 2007 06:22:45 GMT


Nicely planned, Hilary Duff's "Dignity" that has been preceded by "Play with Fire" and chart topping "With Love" will be promoted through a summer tour.

The tour kicks off August 6 at Everett Events Center, Seattle and she will be touring mostly in that month before winding down Sept 1 at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, N.Y. Tickets for public will go on sale on June 23 while for her fanclub members, pre-sale tickets have been sold since June 20 for some venues.

Paolo Nutini Joins Amy Winehouse for Short Tour

June 21, 2007 05:22:04 GMT


Not only one, but two British most popular acts this year will roam through North America in a joint tour. "Rehab" singer Amy Winehouse has teamed up with "Last Request" crooner Paolo Nutini to give a fall worth spending.

The jaunt will begin Sept 21 at Central Park Summerstage, New York and will visit other 6 cities before heading to Chicago for a wrap up on Sept 29. Winehouse will promote her latest effort "Back to Black" that is still within Top 20 list of Billboard Hot 200 while Nutini will come out with materials from his debut album "These Streets".

Rihanna's New Video "Shut Up and Drive" Here


June 20, 2007 08:45:30 GMT


While still reigining most charts with "Umbrella", Rihanna comes up with second single "Shut Up and Drive" which video is premiered on Yahoo! today (June 20).

The song that was written by Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken for her third album "Good Girl Gone Bad" has entered Billboard Hot 100 at #88. Its radio release in North America was set for June 5.

Barenaked Ladies Molds Detroit Concert to DVD

June 20, 2007 07:42:29 GMT


Canadian rock outfit Barenaked Ladies is giving eternal access to watch their Detroit gig on June 15. The two-hour show will be molded into live DVD and a PBS special.

Although the lots played around 24 songs during the show, only 15 will make it to the DVD. However, there will be an addition of backstage scenes involving crew setting up the stage, some preparations by the band's members and sound check. For the PBS show, the footage will be edited and pressed to be a one-hour show.

The Killers, Muse Heading to San Diego's "Street Scene"

June 20, 2007 07:07:33 GMT


San Diego's annual music festival Street Scene comes back with bigger headliners this year. Two of this year's biggest music acts, The Killers and Muse, are confirmed to play in the Sept 22-23 event.

If previously the festival was held in Mission Valley, this year the venue is re-located to Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego. Tickets are going on sale on June 23 with two-day passes sold for $120, and VIP pricing begins at $300.

R. Kelly Releasing "Same Girl" Video


June 20, 2007 06:42:54 GMT


R. Kelly's "Same Girl" featuring Usher has created a surge of anticipation when the audio leaked on Internet few months ago. The song is now officially opened for listening plus viewing through a video directed by Little X (Destiny's Child, Ghostface Killah, Xzibit).

If anybody thought that the two will put up their ego when collaboration taking a way, they are wrong. "There was no ego when they got together," said Little X in an interview with MTV. "They were playing basketball on lunch breaks, it was all good. No egos. No gangs. It's all straight, it's all good. Just the chemistry and good vibes. You'll feel it off the screen."

Shake Your Tambourines with Eve!

June 19, 2007 08:04:46 GMT


In promotion of her upcoming album, rapper Eve has teamed up with YouTube to hold a contest that requires lots of 'shaking'. Eve's new song "Tambourine" featuring Swizz Beatz becomes the main inspiration behind this contest.

Basically fans are required to view Eve's newest video on "Tambourine" first to get familiar with the music so that they can create their own choreography. Those interested in joining the competition will have to tape their best move and upload the video before registering to the group first.

Spice Girls Returns with Song "Woman"

June 19, 2007 07:29:19 GMT


Spice Girls reunion has taken a step forward with the revelation of first comeback single. The pop group will have old but unreleased track "Woman" re-polished with the addition of Geri Halliwell's voice.

The song was originally written in 1999, the year after Geri's departure from the band. All of the band members except Geri are included in the writing credit along with Richard Stannard and Matt Rowe. It was reported that Geri and Emma Bunton approached Stannard to talk about how the song is going to be buffed up.

Corinne Bailey Rae Holding Peace Sign Through Concert

June 19, 2007 07:13:30 GMT


If Al Gore has his Live Earth, Corinne Bailey Rae, Annie Lennox and James Morrison have their own campaign concert in London. Not for global warming, the September 21 gig is intended to promote global peace.

"Something that is of common interest to every man, woman or child on the planet must surely be the notion of peace," said Lennox who admits being "thrilled" in joining this event. "Without peace we cannot survive."

Sonic Youth to Release "Celebrity" Compilation

June 19, 2007 06:49:21 GMT


For 2007 project, Sonic Youth will release a compilation album that needs a little help from their celebrity friends. The alternative rock band will ask artists ranging from Wilco's frontman Jeff Tweedy to Michelle Williams to pick their favorite songs from Youth's discography.

Guitarist Thurston Moore explained the concept. "We sort of devised this idea of a Sonic Youth record where we asked all these different people to choose their favorite song, people like artists and actors and other musicians and what have you. So all these people, from Jeff Tweedy to Beck to Marc Jacobs to Portia de Rossi to Michelle Williams, they all chose their favorite songs and wrote a little thing about it."

James Blunt's Second Album in September

June 19, 2007 06:18:53 GMT


Not releasing any album in two years after a big breakthrough, James Blunt raises the anticipation on the sophomore effort. Under the title "All the Lost Souls", the singer's album will answer the demand on September 17 via Custard/Atlantic.

Blunt once again teamed up with his long-standing live band for the artistic team and producer Tom Rothrock who was responsible for the success of "Back to Bedlam" (2005).

Elton John Performed in Ukraine Despite Opposition

June 19, 2007 05:01:59 GMT


For a good cause, Elton John gathered a mass in Ukraine to watch his biggest concert in the country. As many as 200,000 people turned up in the main square of the capital Kiev to enjoy the show and get exposed to HIV education.

The free and open-air gig was held to promote awareness of HIV/AIDS that is quite high in the country compared to other parts in Europe. The Ukrainian president, Viktor Yushchenka also came to the venue to show his support despite religious extremists' accuse of promoting homosexuality earlier this year.
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