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Nine Inch Nails Going Through a Line-Up Change?


September 29, 2007 07:19:37 GMT


Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor has hinted a change in his band's formation. The frontman may split up with his live band which currently is comprised of Josh Freese on drum, Aaron North on guitar, Jeordie White on bass and Alessandro Cortini on keyboard.

"At this point, I want to switch things around a bit," Reznor said. "I see other ways I can present Nine Inch Nails' material in concert. Something more challenging, something new. I don't want it to go stale. The idea of five guys making music for two hours, while it's the culmination of fine-tuning over a lot of years, has got to change. I want to whittle things down."

Lupe Fiasco's 'Dumb It Down' Video Premiered

September 29, 2007 06:42:19 GMT


A new video by Lupe Fiasco has been premiered. The rapper posted the video of 'Dumb It Down' on his YouTube account intentionally, just like what he did to the single earlier.

'Dumb It Down' will appear in the rapper's upcoming album 'The Cool' that is due November 20. Although the track has earned its expose early, it is 'Superstar' that is confirmed to be the first single from the album. Both tracks were released on iTunes on September 25.

Radiohead's Mysterious Site Wound Up to a 'Hoax'

September 29, 2007 06:09:03 GMT


A website called Radioheadlp7.com that claims to be counting down to Radiohead's new album information has wound down to "THE MOST GIGANTIC LYING HOAX OF ALL TIME". A spokesperson to the band have informed about this even before the countdown stopped ticking this morning (September 29) at 8a.m.

Many believed that the site was calling for a trick to give away clues about the band's official site posts. Since September 22, Radiohead.com has been displaying codes for fans to decipher. Rumor has it that the posts contain information about the band's seventh album which will be their first in 4 years.

Celine Dion's New Track 'Alone' Leakes

September 29, 2007 04:57:38 GMT


A new song from Celine Dion's upcoming album has leaked. 'Alone', one of the tracks from 'Taking Chances' has found its way online although the status as a single is yet to be confirmed.

An in-studio-recording footage of this song has actually been posted on You Tube this week, along with another track called 'World to Believe in'. The song 'Alone' is revealed to be produced by Ben Moody, the former guitarist of Evanescence and frequent collaborator to many artists such as Avril Lavigne, Anastacia and DAUGHTRY.

Beyonce Knowles Cancels Malaysian Gig Over Dress Code

September 29, 2007 04:27:41 GMT


Gwen Stefani may have handled her gig in Malaysia well, but not so much for Beyonce Knowles. The diva's concert in the country's capital Kuala Lumpur has been cancelled because she reportedly didn't want to compromise with the strict dress code.

Malaysia's Muslim group have once again enforced a dress code that doesn't allow female performers to reveal skin from chest down to Beyonce. The 'Irreplaceable' singer has allegedly refused to follow this rule and prefers to cancel the date.

Mariah Carey Cleared Off Copyright Infringement Case

September 28, 2007 07:15:46 GMT


Mariah Carey has been cleared from copyright infringement case that she has been accused with. Federal judge has ruled out that Carey's 'It's Like That' is copying materials from singer Rachele Chafir's 'Sexy'.

U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood decided that the case is not strong enough to proof that Carey and her team have used Chafir's song which is claimed hardly resembling Mariah's hit. "It was the right decision," Carey's lawyer Ilene Farkas told MTV. "The record was clear in this case."

Timbaland Eyeing Chart Battle Against Dr. Dre

September 28, 2007 06:50:35 GMT


Thanks to 50 Cent and Kanye West for setting a trend of chart battle, Timbaland is now planning to do the same against "daddy" Dr. Dre. The uber producer may want to challenge Dre, an equally renown producer, by releasing a new album on the same date early next year.

Telling MTV Timbaland said, "I gotta go against my daddy. I call Dre my daddy. To make it be some talk, I gotta go against my big brother. He's my big brother. Dre is my mentor. That would be big."

'Just Fine', First Single From Mary J. Blige

September 28, 2007 06:27:55 GMT


Mary J. Blige has decided to pull 'Just Fine' as the first single from her upcoming album 'Growing Pains', due November 27. The uptempo track is produced by Jazze Pha and Christopher 'Tricky' Stewart, the latter being responsible for Rihanna's smash hit 'Umbrella'.

Mary's album was due to release on November 20, but it has been pushed back a week later. Little is known about the CD currently, but it has been known that renown producers like Brian Michael Cox, Sean Garrett and Rodney Jekins will contribute to the album. Cox and Mary won a Grammy this year for the track 'Be Without You'.

Justin Timberlake and Beyonce Knowles Remix 'Until the End of Time'

September 28, 2007 05:01:33 GMT


Justin Timberlake has decided to remix his fifth single from 'FutureSex/LoveSounds' with Beyonce Knowles. Remix of 'Until the End of Time' was released on U.S. radio on Wednesday, September 26.

Rumor has it that the official remix will be made the first single if the album is decided to be re-released the end of this year. Another brand new track that didn't appear in the standard version will also be included in the re-released version along with a DVD containing music videos.

Britney Spears' 'Gimme More' Picking Up Quickly on iTunes Chart


September 28, 2007 04:27:33 GMT


Britney Spears' 'Gimme More' has been released on iTunes on Tuesday, September 25 and is picking up its U.S. iTunes chart victory very quickly. It jumped from #97 up to #16 within hours and immediately soars to #2 as in yesterday (September 27), only seconded by Soulja Boy's 'Crank That'.

The song also earns the same position in France and New Zealand but has even better luck in both Canada and Australia by sitting at the first rank. It is also climbing at a rapid rate in U.S. Singles chart where its position will be determined next week.

Avril Lavigne On The Set of 'Hot' Music Video


September 27, 2007 07:46:21 GMT


A new on-the-set picture of Avril Lavigne's highly-anticipated video 'Hot' has erupted online. The singer has her blond hair let down and black strapless top on.

The music video was shot at the Beacon, Jersey City last weekend, according to a rep. Murdoch Hall, which also was used in several movies like Annie and Quiz Show, are used as the setting. It has the '1920s burlesque" theme where girls wear their fishnets. "Little Miss Lavigne had two personal masseuses tending to her during the shoot," the press release stated.

Trina's New Single Stolen, But Confirmed Wrong

September 27, 2007 07:07:58 GMT


A brand new single from Trina has leaked online. The song featuring Christina Milian that is titled 'Single Again' is reported stolen from a local recording studio, shocking the rapper upon hearing the news.

Although the song is said to be Trina's new single, Slip N Slide Records CEO Ted Lucas confirms that it was not the official version. "This mishap is extremely unfortunate and the official version of 'Single Again' track featuring Trina by herself will be re-released by the end of the week," Lucas told AllHipHop.com

Darren Hayes Dances in New Music Video


September 27, 2007 06:29:22 GMT


Darren Hayes has premiered a new video for 'Me, Myself And (I)'. The singer co-directed the clip himself alongside husband Richard Cullen who also designed the cover art of Hayes' 2005 single 'So Beautiful'.

The clip shows Hayes, who has led a relatively successful solo career since breaking from Savage Garden, doing a dance routine that the singer rarely did in the past clips. Other than that, he was seen on a couch with strong wind blowing off against him.

Jay-Z's 'American Gangster' Cover Art Unveiled?

September 27, 2007 05:56:12 GMT

A picture of Jay-Z in suit with closed bar background has been rumored to be the cover art of his new release. The rapper announced a new album called 'American Gangster' earlier this month, after inspired by a movie of the same title.

The first single called 'Blue Magic' from the November 6 album has been released on September 20 and is available for listening on Rocafella.com. It is both featuring and produced by Pharrell Williams.

Fergie to Release 'Clumsy' Music Video

September 27, 2007 04:43:25 GMT


Stacy Ferguson aka Fergie will soon premiere a new music video for her fifth single 'Clumsy'. The video was wrapped up on Friday, September 7 and will be released early next month.

The Black Eyed Peas singer shot the video with directors Marc Webb and Rich Lee. MTV reports that "the surreal, humorous clip features Fergie falling head over heels".
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