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The Flaming Lips Among Spider-Man 3's Web

March 30, 2007 03:42:26 GMT

After the announcement of Snow Patrol's involvement in Spider-Man 3 soundtracks, rock bands The Flaming Lips, The Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Jet are joining the excitement of providing songs for Peter Parker's new venture.

The CD will be out on May 1 via Record Collection, just three days prior the movie's premiere. Snow Patrol's ballad "Signal Fire" has been confirmed to be the first single released.

"Umbrella" Sees a More Mature Rihanna


March 30, 2007 02:48:50 GMT

Rihanna is picking up her pace in the new album's release date and she is also taking a level higher in songs choice. "Umbrella", the first single from the album "Good Girl Gone Bad" was released on March 29 and featured the more serious and edgier version of Rihanna.

"'Umbrella' is a serious song, a relationship song. ... It's different, and that's what I love about it. People are not going to expect a song like that from me," Rihanna said upon the surprises that fans may get. "My sound has changed. It's a lot edgier than the rest of the stuff that anyone has heard from me before. I'm singing about different things, it's a lot sexier," she continued.

Thursday Departed from Island Records

March 29, 2007 05:02:18 GMT

Another case of artist leaving its recording house has occurred between post-hard core band Thursday and Island Records. Posted in MySpace.com the band said that even though it was a tough decision, both parties are happy with the outcome.

The band has done two albums under the label's wing. "War All the Time" was first produced in 2003 while the band's latest album "A City by the Light Divided" (2006) was the last album via the label. This decision may result from the success of 2003's album which sold 364,000 copies in US was not followed by the 2006 one. "A City by the Light Divided" only accumulates 132,000 units to this date.

New Album from Tegan & Sara Is on the Way

March 29, 2007 04:34:57 GMT

Canadian duo Tegan & Sara will release their fifth album under the title "The Con". The album will reach the stores by July 24 via Vapor/Sanctuary Records. The twins manage to share some details for this upcoming album.

Chris Walla from Death Cab for Cutie shares the production of this album with the twins. He has said to contain the aspiration from both Sara and Tegan. "They wanted something that was a little bit grittier," he said in an interview with billboard.com. "I guess there's like three or four songs we pretty much built on the demos, and three or four more where we've pulled elements from them. The rest, we started from scratch on."

A New Batch of Presenters in CMT's 2007 Awards

March 29, 2007 04:00:00 GMT

A new row of names has been added to be the presenters of the 2007 CMT's Music Awards. They are Kellie Pickler, Barbara Mandrell, Jason Aldean, Josh Turner, LeAnn Rimes, Taylor Swift and former professional wrestler Steve Austin.

The event that will take place in Nashville on April 16 will allow fans to choose "Flatt Out Fan Favorite" apart from voting the winners for the awards. This newly added program is based on Rascal Flatts song that will also be performed on the show.

The Smashing Pumpkins' First Reunion Stop is Paris

March 29, 2007 03:33:49 GMT

The newly reunited The Smashing Pumpkins will come back with a big bang on May 22 after their six and a half years of vacuum. The lucky venue to witness this first return is Grand Rex Theatre in Paris.

Fresh materials from the upcoming album "Zeitgeist" will be revealed for the first time here and the band will also play their old time favorites from previous albums. Two of the members are confirmed to revive this Pumpkins show. Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin are all set to get on stage but it is uncertain who else will back them up in the performance.

Newcomers Reign Top 3 in the 13th Week of Billboard 200


March 29, 2007 02:52:54 GMT

The chart this week went through quite a change both in the number of copies sold and the albums reigning it. Coming first, second and third are all new comers. Modest Mouse's "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" sold the highest unit this week with 129,000 and therefore has the right to #1 spot. The tight competitor, Joss Stone's "Introducing Joss Stone" came in at No. 2 after selling 118,000 at the first week. Elliott Yamin with self-titled debut album meanwhile joins his fellow idol casts in the chart by sitting at #3 due to total sales of 90,000.

DAUGHTRY in its seventeenth week still holds its last week position at #4 after selling 76,000. With the kind of number, DAUGHTRY's self-titled album has sold a total of 2 million copies worldwide. A tie occurs between newcomer Marques Houston's "Veteran" and old reigner Akon's "Konvicted". "Veteran" and "Konvicted" have both sold an approximate of 69,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan but the former is positioned ahead at #5.

Corbin Bleu Launches Debut Album!

March 28, 2007 09:52:42 GMT

Child star Corbin Bleu will release his debut album as a solo artist on May 1st. The title to his album is "Another Side" and is out via Hollywood Records.

Two singles from the album have been released. First single "Push It to the Limit" was released in 2006 while "Deal With It" was recently released in 2007. The former gained the post #1 on Radio Disney and also entered Billboard 100 at #14.

Noel Gallagher Did Charity with Fun

March 28, 2007 06:03:42 GMT

In a happy mood, Noel Gallagher jammed at Teenage Cancer Trust at Royal Albert Hall, London on March 26. The charity-based event saw him going personal with audience by interacting and joking with them. Apparently, the event was also dedicated to his pregnant Scottish girlfriend, Sara MacDonald.

He opened the show by singing "(It's Good) To Be Free" and just before delivering the third piece "Slide Away" he announced that the song was dedicated to "My lovely Mrs. Sara"

Arcade Fire Has to Cancel UK Dates

March 28, 2007 04:52:43 GMT

Members of rock band Arcade Fire apparently put health concern as the utmost priority. After vocalist Win Butler is diagnosed with a sinus and bronchial infection, they immediately cancel the rest of European dates to give Win some recovery time.

"I just had to make the very sad decision to cancel the rest of the European tour... Last night in Stockholm I finally pushed my voice and body farther then they are able to go," said Win upon the band's latest show.

Extra Dates in Justin Timberlake's US Jaunt

March 28, 2007 04:17:19 GMT

Justin Timberlake apparently is addicted to promoting his "FutureSex/LoveSounds" album. Just when he was about to finish the North American jaunt, he is preparing for a number of new dates across the States.

The new trek will begin in his hometown Tennessee on August 6. The show that will take place at FedExForum will feature Timbaland again who has been his tour mate all this long.

Amy Winehouse Had a Good Reason for Gig Cancellation

March 28, 2007 03:46:24 GMT

Apparently Amy Winehouse had a party the night before her supposed London's Shepherds Bush Empire gigs. She cancelled the two shows because she had broken her front tooth in a drunken fall.

"I broke my big tooth. I had a massive gap in the front of my mouth," she said in a statement. She also stated that a dental surgery has fixed her injury. Therefore, she will be ready for the make up dates on May 28-29.

A Joint Tour from Marilyn Manson and Slayer

March 28, 2007 03:26:04 GMT

The American trash metal band Slayer had joined forces with singer Marilyn Manson for an itinerary across North America. No schedule has been announced yet but the plan said that there would be 25 cities visited, beginning in East Coast on July 25.

This tour comes in support of Manson's sixth studio album "Eat Me, Drink Me" which is due June via Interscope. Meanwhile for Slayer, it is a good opportunity to reintroduce the band's latest album "Christ Illusion" that peaked at #5 in Billboard 200.

No UK Gigs for Snoop Dogg

March 28, 2007 03:03:08 GMT

British authority has reached its final decision regarding Snoop Dogg's entry permit, it's an absolute no. In that case, Snoop has no choice but to cancel his presence in the 5 British gigs.

Despite the amiable and ample approach from Snoop, UK Home Office gave an equal persistence that Snoop is not eligible to enter the country because of the Heathrow incident. It is reported that Snoop had tried his best and even desperately gave 'backstage attempts' which eventually also went unsuccessful.

Rush Announces 2007 Itinerary

March 27, 2007 09:29:14 GMT

After announcing the release date of "Snakes & Arrows", Rush finally brings it together with tour dates.

The trek will begin June 13 at HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta, stop at other venues such as Tampa, San Diego and Seattle before wrapping up on September 21 at ScotiaBank Place, Ottawa. Then the tour will continue with European dates that start in Glagow, Scotland on October 3 until Oct 29 in Helsinki, Findland.
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