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New Cover Art: Kanye West's 'Flashing Light'

October 31, 2007 07:39:51 GMT


Rap-Up.com has put up the new cover art of Kanye West's new single, 'Flashing Light'. The title is shaped in neon pink fonts while a topless animated woman stands in the middle of star rain.

The design is part of the whole concept done in 'Graduation' by Takashi Murakami. The Japanese artist also helmed the art works of West's first two singles from the album, 'Can't Tell Me Nothin'' and 'Stronger'.

Jay-Z Sold 'American Gangster' Tickets Within Seconds


October 31, 2007 07:07:09 GMT


The retirement that Jay-Z announced last year apparently triggered his fans to buy his tickets once he announced a tour. The rapper sold his tickets to 'American Gangster' tour within, not hours or minutes, but seconds!

The November 12 date in Philadelphia was sold out in 30 seconds according to Roc-a-Fella.com. The kick off date in Los Angeles meanwhile beat it by more than half at 11 seconds but still Chicago hold the record by selling within mere 8 seconds.

New Video: John Legend's 'Another Again'

October 31, 2007 06:41:38 GMT


One year after 'Once Again' was released in October 2006, John Legend is still pulling out singles from the album. The latest one that he just made a single is 'Another Again', a track produced by him and Ken Lewis and became the fourth from the album.

The soul singer shot the music video for the single in Tanzanian island, Zanzibar and has just premiered it. It was reportedly directed by Neon who had penned several clips for him previously.

Ja Rule Puts Back 'The Mirror' in Shelves for 2008 Release


October 31, 2007 06:08:29 GMT


Murder Inc Online has announced that Ja Rule's new album will be pushed to next year. 'The Mirror' which was scheduled for November 13 release will only be dropped in 2008.

The album that has been pushed back once the last time, met "sample clearance issue" that the producer Irv Gotti still working on. The post also said that the album has "no confirmed release date".

Cover Art of Jordin Sparks' Debut Album

October 31, 2007 05:50:07 GMT


Amazon has revealed the cover art of Jordin Sparks' upcoming album. The debut album from the American Idol cycle 6 winner will be self-titled instead of the previously reported 'Madamoiselle'.

Apparently the title 'Madamoiselle' is one of the tracks that appear on the album. Rumor has it that the song will be a collaborative piece between her and either fellow Idol Blake Lewis or her favorite singer, Chris Brown.

Chris Brown's Full Album on MTV's 'The Leak'

October 31, 2007 04:50:08 GMT


MTV has given a sneak peek of Chris Brown's upcoming album 'Exclusive'. The album that will only placed on the shelves next week (November 6), is streamed on MTV's The Leak.

'Exclusive' has lifted two singles, 'Wall to Wall' and 'Kiss Kiss', ahead its release. The third single expected to roam the market will be 'With You'. Several other tracks within the album have also been leaked in the recent months.

'Williamsburg', New Video From Armor for Sleep

October 31, 2007 04:24:34 GMT


The alternative rock band Armor for Sleep have debuted the music video of their new single 'Williamsburg'. The song is the lead single from the band's third studio album 'Smile for Them' that was released on Tuesday, October 30.

MTV's TRL premiered the clip on Monday (October 29) and had the band appeared in their studio for a live performance. Shot with the intention to be a social commentary on the Hipster scene, the video gives a satirical lesson straight from the Hipster 101 classroom.

Goo Goo Dolls to Release Stronger Album and Greatest Vol.2

October 30, 2007 06:58:30 GMT


Goo Goo Dolls want more "muscle" in their next record. The rock band - that will release the first volume of their greatest hits compilation on November 13 - said that there will be a work with new producers who will give their upcoming album the energy of playing live.

"I want the next record to have a little more of an edge on it," frontman John Rzeznik told Billboard.com. "I don't want the rough edges taken off so much. The band's gonna play live on it more, not so many overdubs. I want it to sound more like we do live. It's a lot more energy. It's a more aggressive sound."

The Smashing Pumpkins Release 7th Edition of 'Zeitgeist'

October 30, 2007 06:26:08 GMT


After six different versions of 'Zeitgeist', The Smashing Pumpkins decide to add another one to their list. This time, which could as well be the last, is 'Best Buy CD/DVD Reissue' that is available today (October 30).

The complete edition is topped with 'Inside the Zeitgeist', a DVD featuring 'making-of' documentary of the album, two bonus tracks from previous deluxe edition such as 'Death from Above' and 'Stellar' as well as an exclusive new bonus track 'Ma Belle'.

Kylie Minogue Honored for 20 Years of Making Music

October 30, 2007 06:12:51 GMT


20 years since she set off her career in music industry, Kylie Minogue is honored with a prestigious British awards. The Australian singer is presented the Music Industry Trust in "recognition of her universally acclaimed status as an icon of pop and style achieved over a 20-year career, which has seen her reinvent, experiment and inspire".

"There is no doubt that of our 15 award recipients to date, Kylie is by far the most glamorous," David Munns, chairman of the awards committee, said. "She deserves this award for her success over 20 years, staying at the top in one of the toughest professions and inspiring millions with her grace, dignity and humanity."

'Slam', Super Collaboration Among Bow Wow, Omarion and Chris Brown


October 29, 2007 09:14:24 GMT


Bow Wow and Omarion's collaborative album will contain another major involvement from equally young and much-demanded singer. 'Slam' is a joint piece that they did with fellow R&B crooner Chris Brown.

'Slam' is among the tracks included in 'Face Off' that is due December 11. Billboard.com reported that the album will come in both standard 12-track version as well as CD/DVD combo featuring some behind-the-scenes and music videos from their previous respective albums.

New Teaser for Seal's New Album, 'System'

October 29, 2007 06:42:49 GMT


A new promotional video for Seal's 'System' has been posted on YouTube. The 20 second clip not only reveals the album cover art but also the clean version of his first single, 'Amazing'.

'System' will be released on November 13, sporting a duet with his wife Heidi Klum in one of the tracks called 'Wedding Day'. The Grammy-winning singer wrote the piece on the morning he wed the German supermodel.

Darren Hayes Covers Kylie Minogue's '2Hearts'


October 29, 2007 06:12:31 GMT


Former Savage Garden singer, Darren Hayes, has covered Kylie Minogue's fresh track, '2Hearts'.

The song is the lead single from Minogue's album, 'X' which will be released in U.S. only on February 12 next year. Kylie's version will be made available via digital download in U.K. on November 5.

Sheryl Crow to Release Rarities Ahead of Studio Album

October 29, 2007 03:29:30 GMT


Sheryl Crow is back on the track to release not only her sixth album but also a compilation of her rarities. Her first studio album in 3 years, 'Detours', will be preceded by 'Sheryl Crow Hits & Rarities', according to Undercover.com.au.

Although complete tracklisting is not yet unveiled, it's known that the album will include her hits from movie soundtracks. Among those are 'Sweet Child O' Mine' that appeared in 'Big Daddy' and the Bond movie theme song, 'Tomorrow Never Dies'.

R 'n' B Singer Kelis Dropped From Jive Records

October 29, 2007 02:39:44 GMT


Kelis is dropped from Jive Records, Entertainment Weekly reported. The R 'n' B singer who was confirmed working on a new album is said to part ways from the label due to poor sales of her last effort, 'Kelis Was Here'.

"It was a case of being in the ever-shrinking world of the record industry and finding herself on a label she wasn't signed to and without a champion," said Kelis' manager, Jeff Rabhan. "She's a different kind of artist - very image and style-driven. It's either something you get or you don't."
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