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Britney Spears' Fans Snapped House of Blues Tickets

May 02, 2007 05:14:52 GMT

As previously reported, Britney Spears was rumored to make unpublicized comeback gigs in House of Blues clubs this week. In anticipation to this, fans have bought the tickets despite the uncertainty of who M+M's really is.

Three-gigs tickets to M+M's band shows that start tonight in San Diego have been snapped despite the report that she pulled the one in Los Angeles last Wednesday. Her other two rumored gigs will be May 3's night in Anaheim and the next day in West Hollywood.

R. Kelly's Tribute Song for Virginia Tech Victims

May 02, 2007 03:36:23 GMT

In the midst of horror and grief upon Virginia Tech incident last month, singer R. Kelly showed his concern through a song titled "Rise Up". The hope-lifting tune is available for download starting from May 15 and all of the profit will be earmarked to Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund.

The singer came out with the song after watching the coverage of the shooting on TV. Written within the lyrics was the verse "We'll fight this together, we'll be strong together, stand together, pray together. Rise up, when you feel you can't go on, rise up, and all of your hope is gone, rise up, when you're weak and you can't be strong, rise up." The clip can be seen here.

Lupe Fiasco Aims Fall for "The Cool"

May 02, 2007 03:05:55 GMT

Lupe Fiasco is back in the studio to begin the process of sophomore set. In the weight of three Grammy nominations that entailed the first album "Food and Liquor", the rapper hopes that "The Cool" would work out well.

Tentatively aimed for October 31 release, "The Cool" is pretty much still raw. Lupe explained, "Nothing has developed yet. But once the stew gets swirling and people start talking, you never know. I hope it does work out."

Ben Stiller, Video Star in Travis' New Single


May 01, 2007 09:30:57 GMT

Scottish indie rock band Travis sees Ben Stiller the perfect character to guest star in their new video, "Closer". The main reason to it is because no other actor is as uptight as him.

"We just thought, 'Who do we know that is uptight and wound-up?'," said bassist Douglas Payne. "So Fran emailed Ben and sure enough he had the day off and it was great, we all went off to LA and started shooting." Ben will be playing as a wound up store manager who got trouble in a supermarket.

Green Day's Cover of John Lennon Available Digitally


May 01, 2007 09:06:48 GMT

Green Day's cover of John Lennon's "Working Class Hero" is made available for digital download starting from May 1. The charity song, which is part of Amnesty International for Darfur, contains partly Lennon's original voice.

The single is the third release from compilation titled "Instant Karma: The Campaign To Save Darfur" after R.E.M.'s cover of "#9 Dream" in March and Corinne Bailey Rae's version of "I'm Losing You" in April. Other tracks waiting to be released are the covers from U2, Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera, Jack Johnson, Snow Patrol and Aerosmith.

50 Cent Wants Robbie Williams for Duet

May 01, 2007 08:34:41 GMT

50 Cent sees that the possibility of him collaborating with British singer Robbie Williams is indeed very big. He particularly wants Robbie to taste hip-hop and get on the recording studio with him.

The rapper who is amazed by Robbie's voice said, "People should look forward to hearing 50 Cent and Robbie together. He's keen to explore hip-hop. He's got a very distinctive voice and with the right song we could work well together." A deal was already made between both representatives and they are currently in early planning of the collaboration.

Blur on Speaking Term, 'Entered' Studio

May 01, 2007 08:01:05 GMT

No more rumors on Blur's reunion. The band has decided to give it a try anyway. Together with the three remaining members, guitarist Graham Coxon who quit in 2002 has agreed to enter the studio this summer.

The come out from this studio trial will decide whether there will be a true reunion or not. "We're all heading into the studio together this summer. Graham's coming too. We're gonna see if we've still got it. If not, I think we'll just call it a day," said bassits Alex James.

Britney Spears Pending First Comeback Gig

May 01, 2007 06:04:48 GMT

After sparking news that she would appear at the famous LA's House of Blues clubs under the moniker M+M's, Britney Spears died down the flame by calling off the comeback gig. She gave no reason upon the cancellation in Forty Deuce club despite the hefty rehearsal in the last few weeks.

Seemingly not ready to make a comeback, Britney cancelled the show but still continue rehearsing for other dates in the coming weeks. "Britney came on stage during rehearsal, looking very hot, with four dancers and sang three songs," Ivan Kane who owned the club said. "They ran through the set several times, the choreography was smokin' and she sounded great."

Ten Finalists Making It to 6th Annual "Shorlist Music Prize"

May 01, 2007 04:49:48 GMT

The Shortlist Music Prize has downsized the nominated albums up to mere ten. The 2006 albums that stands the chance are coming from Cat Power, Band of Horses, Beirut, Bonnie Prince Billy, Girl Talk, Hot Chip, Joanna Newsom, Regina Spektor, Spank Rock and Tom Waits.

These finalists are the ones thought to be potentially 'creative and adventurous' this year. They are selected after a hefty list of 60 others such as Franz Ferdinand, KT Tunstall, Panic! At the Disco, 2005's winner Sufjan Stevens and many others. Co-founder Greg Spotts said, "This is the year of the storyteller. More than half of our ten finalists are wordsmiths who create unique characters and narratives, interpreting our complex world in new ways."

KT Tunstall Comes Up "Drastic Fantastic" in Second Set

May 01, 2007 04:19:36 GMT

Scottish singer KT Tunstall who is infectious for her "Black Horse & The Cherry Tree" hit will have another blow this late spring or early summer. "Drastic Fantastic" will be the name of the sophomore effort and is coming out via Virgin Records around September.

"The second album sort of feels like the next half of a book rather than a totally different book," the singer said in a statement. "I'm really excited about that because the first album was made in the middle of the country, so I'm now looking at making an album in London. I think the city will always find its way under the door of the studio and imbed itself in what you're doing."

Sting Molds Lyrics to Paperback

May 01, 2007 03:48:19 GMT

Not only a poet gets the chance to accumulate their words in a book, musician Sting will have his lyrics comprised in a paperback. Coming out this fall via The Dial Press is simple-titled book "Lyrics by Sting".

Every word that the 55 years old singer wrote both as a solo artist and as the lead singer of The Police will be recorded in the book. Fans can expect Sting's personal commentary on his works such as "Roxanne", "Every Breath You Take" and "Spirits in the Material World".

Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full" for the Past


May 01, 2007 03:21:29 GMT

Claiming can't describe the new record in a sentence, Paul McCartney recalled the days from being a kid where all the emotion and vibe become the main theme of the 13 tracks. Titling the album "Memory Almost Full", McCartney dotted this one as a very personal record.

The 64 years old singer has unveiled the track list of the record which includes a five songs-medley. He referred this medley as "purposely retrospective" and said, "I thought this might be because I'm at this point in my life, but then I think about the times I was writing with John (Lennon) and a lot of that was also looking back. It's like me with 'Penny Lane' and 'Eleanor Rigby' -- I'm still up to the same tricks!"

Rage Against the Machine Deserved Closing 2007 Coachella

May 01, 2007 02:43:53 GMT

Saving the best for last, 2007 Coachella Festival only pumped the adrenaline the right way. Reunited Rage Against the Machine closed the festival to a screaming audience who seemed to wait only for that moment.

Zack de la Rocha who left the band in 1999 entered the stage holding his fist up high in attempt to deliver the first message, "Keep Fighting!" He then clarified the idea in several songs that boasted his heavy sound such as "Bulls on Parade", "Killing the Name", "Freedom" and "Guerrilla Radio".

The 2007 MTV Australia Video Music Awards Winners

April 30, 2007 06:21:47 GMT

This year MTV Australia Video Music Awards rocks. The award event, took place in Sydney Sunday April 29th, saw the winning of numbers of famous music figures, naming some were 30 Seconds to Mars, Pink, and Good Charlotte.

Among the star-studded award winners, 30 Seconds to Mars was one of those who won double, mainly for Best Rock Video and Video of the Year categories, both for their track "The Kill (Bury Me)," which they performed during the event.

Scarlett Johansson Sings Duet with The Jesus and Mary Chain

April 30, 2007 02:58:40 GMT

Noted in the past that she plans on recording an album, Scarlett Johansson proved her singing prowess, took the stage at the Coachella Music Festival, took place at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California.

The actress sang duet with Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain on Friday April 27th, singing the track "Just Like Honey."
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