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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."

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Comes 'Raw' in 4th Album

April 28, 2007 07:42:56 GMT

American folk band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will release fourth effort "Baby 81" on May 1 via Red Ink Records. After the critically acclaimed third album "Howl', the band is tickled to try something 'more' on this one.

The band has admitted that they use a harder but more 'raw' sound to complete the record. There would be lots of Robert Levon Been' guitar riffs that is topped by solid rhythm of newly reunited drummer Nick Jago. "It was a really powerful thing because of the state of mind we were in. It's a very clean sound," Been said, "not that sort of dirty wall of sound they had on their earlier albums. There's a lot more room between the grooves, which will make it a little more accessible than the first two were."

Arctic Monkeys Revives Neverland in Glastonbury

April 28, 2007 07:18:21 GMT

After Wizard of Oz, Arctic Monkeys now wants Neverland characters. The band will be dressed in Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and probably Tinker Bell for Glastonbury Festival on June 22-24.

Not simply dressing, drummer Matt Helders even stated the possibility to fly. He said in an inteview, "I want to zip-line in by wire and land on my drum stool. I went to Disneyland as a child and Tinkerbell does it. There's a spotlight on her so you can't see the wires, I thought she was really flying."

Pitbull's New Album, Thicker in Rap


April 28, 2007 05:11:49 GMT

Cuban-American rapper Pitbull is set to release the fourth set of his studio album. Named "The Boatlift", the album that is due May 22 generates lots of his rapping persona compared to the previous three.

"It's a part two to El Mariel but more urban-based," he said. "There's more street records on there. I'm giving them another side to Pitbull. I had all the club records - you can easily go 45 minutes in the club just off my records. I just want to take these folks for a ride on this album based on what I know."

U2 Packs "Popmart" in DVD

April 28, 2007 04:43:52 GMT

U2 will release the collection of their Popmart Tour shows back in 1997. The record will be released in DVD format and is available in a special limited double disc edition that contains 'backstage event', unreleased materials, and some documentaries of the band.

The show took place in Foro Sol Autodromo, Mexico City where they promote their then new album "Pop" that went #1 in 35 countries. The tracklisting will include the hits from the 1997 album such as "Discothèque", "Staring at the Sun", "Last Night on Earth", "Please", "If God Will Send His Angels", "Mofo" as well as previous hits like Batman Forever's theme "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me".

Babyshambles Has Winehouse & Ryder in Mind

April 28, 2007 04:19:38 GMT

After announcing a recording deal with Parlophone, Babyshambles is gearing up new album. For this sophomore effort, the band is backed up with their friends, Amy Winehouse and Happy Monday's Shaun Ryder.

Revealing the work, bassist Drew McConnell said, "There's talk of maybe Shaun Ryder doing something on it, and Amy Winehouse as well may be doing a little collaboration. She's a friend of ours. The Shaun Ryder one is in negotiation at the moment. Our people are talking to their people hopefully...we'll see what happens."

Lifehouse Back to Roots in Fourth Album

April 28, 2007 03:35:59 GMT

After three records that varied in success, three-piece band Lifehouse is back with the fourth. Titled "Who We Are", the piece that will arrive June 26 via Geffen will be self-explanatory.

In this 2007 album, Lifehouse intends to remind their fans the wicked days of "No Name Face" that was quite absent in 2005's self-titled album. Frontman Jason Wade said, "I feel like our last record, leading off with 'You and Me,' the ballad, it kinda softened us up a little bit. I think people forget that we started off as an alternative band, then we kinda got immersed in that Adult Top 40 and Top 40 world." With that saying, the group cranks this up with uptempo rock music.

RBD Got Equal Competition in 2007 Billboard Latin Awards

April 28, 2007 02:55:25 GMT

Mexican pop group RBD led the number of winning in 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards with 3 counts. They took home most of the top nominations such as Tour of the Year, Latin Pop Album of the Year for "Celestial" and also Top Latin Album Artist of the Year.

Shakira who appeared this year with her best hit "Hips Don't Lie" featuring Wyclef Jean was named Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Duet after defeating Ricky Martin's duet with La Mari and other two contenders. Hot Latin Song Artist of the Year went to Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel that beat other strong reggaeton Daddy Yankee.

Britney Spears, Her First Gig After Rehab

April 27, 2007 09:43:15 GMT

Whether it's true or not, there is a rumor that Britney Spears is making a come back next week. The singer will perform on May 2 at Anaheim House of Blues using the moniker M+M's band.

Reportedly backed up by 3 or 4 dancers, Britney spent all day at Ivan Kanes Forty Deuce to prepare the performance. She will then make another appearance with her 'team' in Sunset Trip the next day.

Fred Durst Desperately Wants Wes Borland for Limp Bizkit

April 27, 2007 09:10:38 GMT

Fred Durst expressed his willingness to make peace with former team mate Wes Borland to reprise the glorious days of Limp Bizkit. Though he was not asking for a reunion, Durst wishes that the band's original line up can tour around the world.

He wrote in MySpace blog, "The feeling we have on stage as Limp Bizkit is like no other feeling I have ever had, and no other feeling has been so rewarding. Imagine that me and Wes could work things out together and be a band again," Durst wrote. "We had so many wonderful times ... [and] I am proud to say that I have learned so much from my mistakes and it has taken a long time to evolve to this place where I finally let myself be healed. Without Wes, I wouldn't know what it is like to work with the best."

Diana Krall Announced Tour for "From This Moment On"

April 27, 2007 08:40:32 GMT

Jazz singer Diana Krall brings along her trumpeter buddy Chris Botti in several dates of her North America tour. Among the 38 dates in Krall's schedule, Botti can be found in 18 of them.

Krall's trek will begin with 2 nights show at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, Calif. and is continued with 4 Las Vegas dates at Hilton Hotel. The latter will be Krall's first performance in Las Vegas and in there she will be accompanied by The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. The itinerary will end September 22 in Montrey Jazz Festival, Montrey, Calif.
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