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Britney Spears' 'Gimme More' Premiered, Album in November

September 01, 2007 02:22:23 GMT


No leak is necessary anymore, Britney Spears' comeback single that has got people very curious was debuted on New York City based radio Z100 on Thursday night (August 30). Her label Jive also announced that the not-yet-titled album is coming up this November 13 instead of next year.

'Gimme More', an up-tempo song that is produced by Timbaland's 'right man' Danja, speaks up its attitude as early as the first line. The opening says "It's Britney, b***h". While some may be skeptic on how strong this single is going to revive Britney's career, Z100 director said the response was indeed good.

R.E.M., Three Quarters to Album Completion

August 31, 2007 10:01:51 GMT


R.E.M. is in near completion of their new album and judging from the progress they are in, Spring should be the release date. Bass player Mike Mills said that they are "two-thirds to three-quarters of the way through" but refused to reveal more.

Apart from materials that they played during live shows suggesting a hard-rock theme, Mills is not giving any direct clue regarding their record to hinder expectation. The band "made an agreement we weren't going to say what it is or not because we don't want to have expectations out there in any direction. But, of course, you can go on YouTube and listen to some of the Dublin shows and get a pretty good idea of where we're going."

The Smashing Pumpkins, Kanye West Headlining Bang!


August 31, 2007 08:25:58 GMT


The biggest acts representing two music genres are going to headline this year's Bang! Music Festival. Kanye West and The Smashing Pumpkins are on to rock the stage placed at Miami's Bayfront Park Amphitheater.

Due to good response and growing numbers of acts, the festival has been modified to a two-day festival that starts November 10 and ends a day later. Approximately thirty acts have been prepared as the lineup, some confirmed are Riverboat Gamblers, Automatic Loveletter, The Bravery, and Kevens. The first two acts will join West on the first day while the remaining two will share stage with Pumpkins on the last day.

41st CMA Awards Give Brad Paisley and George Strait 5 Nods Each

August 31, 2007 08:00:20 GMT


Country Music Association Awards members have found musicians eligible to be seated at the nominations list this year. Those gaining their attention most are Brad Paisley and George Strait who earn 5 nods each.

Paisley and Strait are competing in 4 same categories: Single of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Paisley alone is up for Music Video of the Year through 'Online' while Strait is running for Musical Event of the Year sharing with Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson.

Carrie Underwood Presents 'Carnival Ride' This October

August 31, 2007 07:16:12 GMT


Carrie Underwood has found a perfect title for her sophomore set, 'Carnival Ride'. The country singer finds the term having a great metaphor that is apt to describe her life in the past few years.

"You step onto this ride called life, and it's a crazy thing you don't know anything about, but you get on it anyway," Carrie explained. "You do what you can to lean different directions to try and get it to go where you want it to go, but you can't stop it - it just keeps moving. That's why Carnival Ride works as my album title, because it describes the wonderful craziness that I've been through over the past couple years."

2007 MTV VMA Adds Performers, Reveals Behind the Scenes!

August 31, 2007 06:45:58 GMT


As if having Kanye West, Rihanna, Foo Fighters, Fall Out Boy, Nelly Furtado, Timbaland, Chris Brown, Mark Ronson, T-Pain, Cee-Lo, Common and Gym Class Heroes are not wild enough, MTV has stretched the performers list with 50 Cent, Akon and Soulja Boy.

The newly-added stars will work with maestro Timbaland to prepare a rocking stage act at Las Vegas' Palm Casino Resorts on September 9. Meanwhile, the work behind the spectacular event is also coming out nicely. The performers have done photo shoot sessions with David LaChapelle and we got the link to its behind the scenes!

Rihanna Shooting Music Video of 'Hate That I Love You'

August 31, 2007 06:00:16 GMT


As soon as 'Hate That I Love You' is confirmed to be the third single off Rihanna's 'Good Girl Gone Bad', a music video was shot. Rihanna sports curly short hair and maturer look for this new clip.

The slow song is penned and features Ne-Yo but only Rihanna has done her part in the video shooting so far. It was shot in Santa Monica, according to reports.

Chris Brown's 'Kiss Kiss' Music Video Premiered


August 31, 2007 05:04:41 GMT


Chris Brown has premiered the music video of his second single 'Kiss Kiss'. The video was played for the first time on 106 & Park show last night (August 30).

Unlike music video of first single 'Wall to Wall' that was heavy on visual effects, Brown employs simple graphics that display him dancing and interacting with some people including collaborator T-Pain. Rumor has it that Brown had a say in the direction of this clip.

Britney Spears' Official Song 'Gimme More' Leaked!

August 31, 2007 04:43:50 GMT


It takes just a matter of days to leak Britney Spears' new single. Earlier this week, the singer's label Jive hinted that 'Gimme More' would be the title of her official single and now not only does it leak but also another new track called 'Cold as Fire'.

'Gimme More' is slated to be the first single taken from Britney's upcoming album which is said to be drawn back to the end of this year. The up-tempo cut, that was produced by Timbaland's protege Danjahandz, is expected to be performed in this year's MTV Music Video Awards as part of her 'surprise' appearance.

Ween Set Date of New Album, Reveal Tour Dates

August 30, 2007 09:51:53 GMT


Alternative rock act Ween has set the date of a new release 'La Cucaracha', their first studio album in almost 4 years. The CD will be in shelves on October 23 via Rounder records, the band's new recording house.

Andrew Weiss once again employed to helm this piece. The album work has started since early last year when the band rented an old farmhouse in Pennsylvania and converted it into a studio.

Carlos Santana's Music Video Feat. Chad Kroeger Online


August 30, 2007 07:10:29 GMT


Santana has just premiered his first music video off 'Ultimate Santana'. 'Into the Night', a song penned and featuring Chad Kroeger from Nickelback has roamed file sharing websites.

'Into the Night' is the song that Santana described "kind of chant in a coliseum when your team is ahead, like 'We Will Rock You.' I am very grateful that Chad has shared it with me."

Amerie Pushes Back 'Because I Love It' Again

August 30, 2007 06:42:36 GMT


Despite its moderate success in U.K., Amerie's new album 'Because I Love It' is being stalled in its U.S. release. The label has just announced that the third studio album won't be on the market until 2008.

"It's not currently on Columbia Records' release schedule, though the label is aiming to issue it early next year," Billboard.com reported.

Not One Single U.S. Appearance for Amy Winehouse

August 30, 2007 06:16:04 GMT


Despite her own words of getting back to work few weeks ago and her photo gracing the performers line of MTV Video Music Awards, Amy Winehouse has scrapped all of her U.S. bills. The British singer won't be playing any U.S. stages anytime soon and no new schedule has been listed.

Amy's U.S. label, Universal Republic Records has announced that she is not booked for any performance "in a continued effort to support Amy Winehouse's well-being". The label also spoke to Access last week saying, "Amy has been ordered to rest and is working with medical professionals to address her health."

Jennifer Lopez on the Set of 'Do It Well' Music Video Shooting

August 30, 2007 05:11:19 GMT


Jennifer Lopez intends to get angry in her new music video for her new single 'Do It Well'. The singer plays a mother rescuing her son who is held captive washing dishes in the kitchen of a kinky club.

The video is directed by David LaChapelle and was shot in Los Angeles two weeks ago. Lopez who is bound in gold dress, black skirts and red outfit in several scenes will fight her way through the bizarre people crowding the club. At one point she has to face a woman dressed as a cat and a man holding whip and wearing mouse mask.

Chris Brown Tied Jadakiss for 'Wall to Wall' Remix


August 30, 2007 04:33:01 GMT


After deciding to make Kiss Kiss as his second single, Chris Brown came up with a remix of his first single 'Wall to Wall'. The R&B heartthrob takes rapper Jadakiss to fill in the featured guest slot for the remix.

The video for the official remix also appeared online on Thursday, August 29. There's not much difference of the clip from the original one that adapted 1998 movie 'Blade', apart from the presence of Jadakiss.
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