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'Superstar', a New Video From Lupe Fiasco

November 06, 2007 08:24:18 GMT


The first video from Lupe Fiasco's upcoming album 'The Cool' has been released. The clip of 'Superstar' featuring Matthew Santos really lives up to its title, flashy and superstar-like.

The video was directed by the famous Hype Williams who recently helmed Jay-Z's 'Blue Magic' video. Red-carpet moments and photographers' flashlights became the main theme of the clip.

Kylie Minogue's Rep Deny Scrapping Tour, Wondering Where It Came From

November 06, 2007 07:33:45 GMT


Kylie Minogue's representatives have cleared off the ambiguity that may result from her statement regarding her tour plan. People from Parlophone have explained that the world tour is not entirely scrapped off and that no doctor have linked her health to the tour.

In a statement, Parlophone said, "We would like to make it clear that the report in today's 'Daily Mail' that Kylie has cancelled a forthcoming tour on doctor's orders is completely false. When asked, Kylie has said on numerous occasions that she loves touring and that she might tour again in the near future. There were and are no dates currently confirmed."

Sheryl Crow Recounts Personal Pain in 'Detours'

November 06, 2007 06:42:33 GMT


New details on Sheryl Crow's new studio album have surfaced. 'Detours' which is currently recorded in Nashville, will be put on shelves February 5 via A&M/Interscope, featuring a song for her new baby son Wyatt in one of the tracks.

Injecting personal issues in the album, Crow made this album a recording of her ordeal with breast cancer and her break-up with cycling champion, Lance Armstrong. "The songs are very inspired by the last three years of events in my life," Crow said.

Seven of Radiohead's Albums Released via Parlophone

November 06, 2007 05:26:40 GMT


Parlophone is seeking one more venture with Radiohead who have decided to go indie on the release of their latest album 'In Rainbows'.

The label will release a box set containing the band's first six studio albums - 'Pablo Honey', 'The Bends', 'OK Computer', 'Kid A', 'Amnesiac' and 'Hail to the Thief' - plus their 2001 album 'I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings'.

'Break the Ice', Britney Spears' Second Single?

November 06, 2007 04:09:57 GMT


Apart from the prediction that her album will enter at #1 in Billboard Hot 200 chart this week, rumors are circulating that Britney Spears will release 'Break the Ice' as the second single from 'Blackout'.

The interesting fact is, synth-driven 'Break the Ice' is produced by the same team who did the successful 'Gimme More'. Kara DioGuardi, Keri Hilson, Nate "Danja" Hills and Marcella Araica have all penned the two upbeat tunes. 'Gimme More' has so far peaked at #3 in Billboard Hot Singles chart.

Chris Brown Announces Tour Dates With Bow Wow


November 06, 2007 02:37:24 GMT


With his 'Exclusive' album out in the market today (November 6), Chris Brown has fulfilled his promise to announce a joint tour with fellow singer and buddy Bow Wow. The jaunt that is dubbed 'Exclusive Holiday Tour' will begin December 6 in Cincinnati, O.H.

There are 22 dates that have been announced so far, including those in Miami, New York, Las Vegas and Dallas. "It's gonna be crazy - we just giving people a new vibe," Bow Wow told MTV. "I know it's something that the girls, the kids and everybody has been waiting on for so long."

The Killers and Lou Reed Premiere 'Tranquilizer' Video

November 05, 2007 09:00:06 GMT


The Killers have debuted the music video of their special collaboration with Lou Reed. The clip of 'Tranquilize' was premiered in U.K. the end of last month and has now received its world premiere.

The video features frontman Brandon Flowers wandering around in a seemingly deserted house where Reed was sitting at a piano.

New Reality Show: 'Can You Duet?'

November 05, 2007 08:33:58 GMT


A new reality show is coming up on CMT, a cable channel specializing on country music. 'Can You Duet?' will search two talented artists that will keep the legacy of such legends as Johnny Cash and June Carter.

The one-hour show will be comprised in 11 episodes where contestants will be paired with different person each night. One by one, a contestant will be sent home based on the judgment from the panel of jury which will be determined soon.

2007 World Music Awards Winners Unleashed!

November 05, 2007 06:41:36 GMT


Celine Dion took a prestigious honor at 2007 World Music Awards that was held yesterday (November 4) in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. The singer was handed Legendary Award, for her voice "soothes the world's hearts and creates smiles of love across the face of the world".

Dion addressed her family in her acceptance speech saying, "Every time I go on stage, it's all of them going on stage with me." She also performed the first single and title track of her album 'Taking Chances' which will be released on November 13.

Irish Band Boyzone Reuniting in 'Children in Need'?

November 05, 2007 04:45:05 GMT


On what seemingly a third Britpop invasion, Boyzone is returning to the music scene with a one-off gig. All the five members - Ronan Keating, Stephen Gately, Mickey Graham, Shane Lynch, and Keith Duffy - will be reunited on one stage for 'Children in Need'.

The Irish boy band will perform on the BBC annual charity special that is aired November 16, Keating's official site has revealed. No information yet on what song they will perform. Last year, Keating appeared on the show as a solo artist.

Kylie Minogue Not Touring for 'X' Over Health Concern

November 05, 2007 03:43:56 GMT


Kylie Minogue seems to go with the doctor's advise not to push herself into a world tour that may put her health in jeopardy. The 39-year-old who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 is not touring to support 'X', at least in near future.

As much as she wants it, disappointed Kylie revealed to Daily Mail, "The tour is not going to happen, it is far too soon. I can't do it next year. It kind of breaks my heart because that is what I'm in this business for. Not being able to go ahead with my plans is a real downer."

Nas Releases New Video Amid 'Nigger' Controversy

November 05, 2007 03:12:11 GMT


Amid the debate on his controversial album title, Nas has released a music video for 'Surviving the Times', one of the only two new materials from his Greatest Hits compilation that is released this week. The song itself was debatable when it leaked in recent weeks.

Deemed 'new', 'Surviving the Times' was reportedly stolen from an underground MC named Wordsmith. In a written statement to HipHopDX.com early last month, Wordsmith said the the beat happened to resemble his 2006 single 'As the Art Fades Away'. He added that there was no intention to "attack" Nas with the letter but he would let "everyone judges this fairly" by comparison of the two.

Mary J. Blige's 'Growing Pains' Gets a New Release Date

November 05, 2007 02:35:41 GMT


Mary J. Blige's album 'Growing Pains' gets a one week push back according to Rap-up.com. The eight studio album will be released on December 18 instead of December 11 as previously scheduled.

The delays have started since November when the album was expected to be released on the 20th but was changed to one week further. MeadiaTakeOut.com then reported that it was further pushed to December 11 to avoid a chart battle with Beyonce Knowles' live album and DVD combo.

Jewel Follows Her Hidden Desire, Country Album

November 03, 2007 07:51:32 GMT


Singer Jewel Kilcher has picked up her guitar once again for a country-oriented album. The singer who leaned on mainstream sound in her fourth effort '0304', has just signed a deal with Nashville-based label, Valory Music Company.

Country music apparently has been a hidden desire for Jewel who admitted that her last label was "always scared of country music". She told Billboard.com, "If I had been discovered now, living in my car in San Diego, I think I would have been signed as a country act. As a singer/songwriter and as a storyteller, I'm old fashioned."

MySpace Music Tour Kicked Off With Hellogoodbye and Say Anything

November 03, 2007 07:18:38 GMT


MySpace is conducting a large scale event that has an energetic vibe in its very first music tour. Hellogoodbye is headlining the tour that have kicked off in Seattle mid last month, accompanied by Say Anything, Polysics and Young Love.

"There is a parallel thing with offline and online that feed each other and that hasn't been done often," sais Josh Brooks, vice president of marketing at MySpace. "For months and years we have worked with bands from Nine Inch Nails to Dave Matthews and we said, 'Let's do it ourselves, we build the tour, we book the tour.' "
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