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Cat Power's New Album 'Jukebox', Not 'Covers 2'

October 10, 2007 09:52:43 GMT

Minimalist singer Cat Power has changed the name of her second cover album to 'Jukebox'. It was previously titled 'Covers 2'.

According to NME.com, the singer whose real name is Chan Marshall, will also include a new version of her song 'Metal Heart' that appeared on her fourth album 'Moon Pix' and the soundtrack of 1998 movie 'Desert Blue'.

Pretty Ricky Member Pleasure Is Replaced

October 10, 2007 09:20:03 GMT

While still enjoying the success of their second album, R&B group Pretty Ricky revealed a shocking announcement about member Pleasure. The singer, whose real name is Marcus Ramone Cooper, announced that he has severed ties with the band to go back as a solo artist.

Pleasure confirmed the departure on his MySpace, saying: "Hey y'all I want to address something to y'all. I Love each and everyone of my fans and I would never do anything to upset y'all and disappoint y'all. I want to apologize to all of my Baltimore fans."

Girls Aloud in Purple 'Call the Shots' Music Video Set

October 10, 2007 08:21:25 GMT

To anticipate the release of their fourth studio album, British group Girls Aloud shot the video of 'Call the Shots' in purple theme. It is their second video from the album 'Tangled Up' that is due November 19 in U.K.

The video shooting took place last week in Malibu, California with Sean de Sparengo (Take That) on the director seat. The set is on the beach at night where the girls wear short dresses and high heels.

P. Diddy Producing Tracks in Jay-Z's 'American Gangster'

October 10, 2007 07:41:16 GMT

Jay-Z has invited a group of press including MTV, Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly to preview his upcoming album 'American Gangster'. From the session that took place at Roc the Mike Studios in Manhattan, it is found that Jay-Z has let other musician to produce some of the tracks, and that person is P. Diddy.

It was just weeks ago when Diddy walked in to Jay-Z's studio with some materials. That day, Diddy didn't know that Jay was planning a concept album inspired by 'American Gangster' the movie. It was a coincident when the materials he brought have the '70s vibe that would suit the movie background well. "It fit the time period and everything," said Jay.

George Stanford, the Next John Mayer?

October 10, 2007 07:02:24 GMT

It will be soon before long when a new act under the name George Stanford will rock the music industry. The singer from Philadelphia has just released an EP simply titled 'The EP' where he played all sorts of instruments except from drums.

'The EP' came out all strong even in the beginning of it. The opening track 'My Own Worst Enemy' is a statement of how music has become a deep part of him.

Westlife's New Music Video, 'Home'

October 10, 2007 06:21:01 GMT

Westlife have pulled together their ninth studio album with a new video for its first single 'Home'. The song that is originally sung by Michael Buble is taken from their upcoming album 'Back Home', due November 5.

Apt to its title, the concept of the video is not far from 'returning home'. It is taken in an airport where people generally go home to their loved ones, or even parted from them. It was shot partly in Los Angeles and in U.K.

Justin Timberlake, a Big Nominee at 2007 American Music Awards

October 10, 2007 05:21:34 GMT

Th 35th Annual American Music Awards has announced its nominees with 'surprise, surprise', Justin Timberlake and Beyonce Knowles on the lead. Both singers plus rock bands DAUGHTRY and Linkin Park earn three nominations each while others like T.I., Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Rascal Flatts run for two categories.

The award, that arranges its nomination by genre, put Beyonce and Timberlake head to head in the category Soul/R&B Favorite Album. DAUGHTRY's self-titled album is also nominated for Favorite Album in Pop or Rock, competing with Linkin Park's 'Minutes to Midnight' and Timberlake's 'FutureSex/LoveSounds'.

Finally, Britney Spears' 'Gimme More' Video Premiered on TRL

October 09, 2007 09:40:49 GMT

Britney Spears' 'Gimme More' music video has finally got its 'official' release on MTV's TRL yesterday (October 8). For those expecting a huge difference to the iTunes one that was premiered on Friday, October 5, might as well be disappointed.

In the TRL video, Britney is still serving double roles as a stripper and her innocent audience. Apparently this version is more 'friendly' towards the end where shots of Britney being topless are cut here and there. Other than that, this version and the leaked one from iTunes are pretty much the same.

Former Employee Seeks $19 Million From P. Diddy

October 09, 2007 07:43:43 GMT

A man is issuing a lawsuit against P. Diddy from his cell block. James Sabatino who formerly worked as consultant in Diddy's 'Bad Boy Entertainment', claimed that the rapper owes him $19 million through his work with the late Notorious B.I.G.

Sabatino admitted he flew B.I.G. to Miami in 1994, for the rapper to record a 17 minutes vocal and 90 minutes worth of video. With no written contract, the rights were considered reserved to Sabatino since he paid for the expenses and the studio cost.

Kate Nash Considered a Breakthrough in Q Awards 2007

October 09, 2007 07:02:51 GMT

The prestigious Q Awards has handed its Breakthrough Artist to Kate Nash, the outspoken singer who triumphed through single 'Foundation'. The British event that took place at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Monday, October 8, also found Paul McCartney, Kylie Minogue and Arctic Monkeys as big winners.

McCartney took the title Q Icon Award while thanking his Beatles bandmates and his late wife Linda McCartney on the acceptance speech. He said, "I would like to thank George, John and Ringo, the boys. I would like to thank Linda for seeing me though some real tough periods, and my beautiful family, my kids, who are fantastic."

The Cheetah Girls Sets 'Fuego' in New Single

October 09, 2007 06:11:44 GMT

As reported here last month, The Cheetah Girls is pulling 'Fuego' as their second single from 'TCG'. The girls have stated previously on their MySpace that this is one of their favorite tracks in the debut album.

'Fuego', which means Fire in English, samples on Lionel Ritchie's 'All Night Long' and is produced by the renowned Jonathan "JR" Rotem. It is an upbeat, party anthem that member Adrienne Bailon explained, "I love the message about setting a party on fire and having a good time, because that's what The Cheetah Girls are all about."

'Our Time Now', Plain White T's New Video

October 09, 2007 04:52:24 GMT

Plain White T's is back with uptempo single 'Our Time Now', which video has just been premiered. The song is expected to be the second single from their fourth studio album 'Every Second Counts' that was released in September last year.

Since 'Our Time Now' is made the theme song of ABC Family's TV series 'Greek' second season, this clip features their performance in one of the episodes called 'The Rusty Nail'. The band shot this part in Los Angeles on September 26. The first episode of 'Greek' second season will air early 2008.

Michael Jackson to Join 'X Factor' in December

October 08, 2007 07:46:58 GMT

Michael Jackson is set to make his first TV appearance in nearly four years this December. The pop king surprisingly chose ITV, the channel that broadcast his infamous child molestation interview with Martin Bashir, as the media.

Jakson will join British talent show X Factor, sitting with Sharon Osbourne, Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh as judges. He in particular, will help contestants to choose materials and boost their vocal.

Britney Spears' 'Gimme More' in Lil Mama's Remix

October 08, 2007 06:14:11 GMT

Of what becoming a tradition, Lil Mama has landed a remix of the song that is hot on the chart. If previously she collaborated with Avril Lavigne in 'Girlfriend' remix, the 18-year-old rapper has now remixed Britney Spears' hot track 'Gimme More'.

Lil Mama added the rapping in front of the song while the first chorus is kept in Britney's original voice, much like she did to Rihanna's 'Umbrella' remix.

Kelly Clarkson in New Video of 'Don't Waste Your Time'

October 08, 2007 05:02:25 GMT

Kelly Clarkson's "rocker fairytale" music video for 'Don't Waste Your Time' has finally been premiered. The video represents the album 'My December' best in terms of its graphic concept.

In the video, Kelly is seen trapped in a vine-bound castle where a 'prince' is trying to go through. The director of the video is award-winning Roman White who had just completed Carrie Underwood's 'So Small' video.
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