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The Beatles' "Love" to be Released Next Month

October 04, 2006 02:45:00 GMT

The Beatles is back and about to give fans their newest music album. The new effort, titled "Love", was created from a past suggestion by the late George Harrison and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté.

Producer Sir George Martin and his son, Giles Martin were the two persons working on the set after getting permission from Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, and George Harrison's widow Olivia Harrison.

Foo Fighters to Release Acoustic Live Album

October 03, 2006 07:54:04 GMT

Foo Fighters is about to release an acoustic live album and DVD next month. The set, tentatively titled "Skin and Bones", will feature 15 live and acoustic tracks recorded in Los Angeles.

"Skin and Bones", due to hit stores on November 7th, was recorded at three August Los Angeles dates on the band's acoustic tour. It includes the songs, "In Your Honor," "Big Me," "Everlong," "My Hero" and "Walking After You."

Rapper DMX Caused Riot at Hot 97's Back to School Jam

October 03, 2006 04:56:30 GMT

DMX was slated to headline the Hot 97's Back to School Jam, held Saturday September 30th at the Nassau Coliseum. But the rapper unfortunately turned the concert into a riot when he allegedly beat a soundman following sound problems which caused his microphone completely cut out.

Speaking on the incident, Nassau Police Detective Sergeant James Watson said the sound problems occurred when DMX had been on stage no more than 15 minutes. "There came a point in time that the sound was turned down and up again during DMX's performance and it appears he became irate at the soundman. DMX ran toward the sound person, jumped off the stage and onto the soundboard and started a fight with the person."

Jennifer Lopez's New Movie and Music Album

October 03, 2006 02:23:58 GMT

Jennifer Lopez is getting busy these days. The singer-actress is having a new movie and a new album to be released in the coming months.

Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony are promoting their new movie "El Cantante", in which they star opposite one another. It is a drama flick which tells the Puerto Rican performer Hector Lavoe who started the salsa movement in 1975 and brought it to the United States.

"A MARY MARY CHRISTMAS" in stores October 10

October 03, 2006 02:06:53 GMT

Grammy Award Winning R&B/Gospel Duo Mary Mary Combine Best Loved Traditional Carols & New Contemporary Gospel Christmas Music On Groundbreaking New Seasonal Album In Stores Tuesday, October 10.

Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell, the best-selling R&B/Gospel duo Mary Mary, are giving their fans "A Mary Mary Christmas," a brand-new spirit-filled album celebrating the Christmas holidays. "A Mary Mary Christmas" will be in stores Tuesday, October 10.

The Rolling Stones to Play New York's Beacon Theatre

September 29, 2006 07:01:49 GMT

The Rolling Stones announced Thursday September 28th that they will play the Beacon Theatre on October 29th and 31st.

The rock and roll band reportedly will kick off their first show during the climax of President Bill Clinton's 60th birthday bash in the city.

The U.S. Pop Album Charts for the Week Ended September 24th

September 28, 2006 03:37:36 GMT

There are several major new releases this week, but Justin Timberlake holds on his success. The pop singer, who has just made a comeback to music scene, still rules the US pop album charts, with his second solo effort "FutureSex/LoveSounds," sold 217,000 units for the week ended Sunday September 24th.

After two weeks atop the Billboard 200, the Jive Records release has now sold 903,000 copies in total. On the second position of the chart is Clay Aiken, whose covers set "A Thousand Different Ways" sold 205,000 units. Stacy Ferguson's solo debut, "The Dutchess" opens at No. 3 with 142,000 copies, just one place ahead of Kenny Chesney's "Live Those Songs Again" bows at No. 4 with 137,000.

"America's Got Talent" Champ Bianca Ryan Inked First Record Deal

September 27, 2006 08:56:00 GMT

"America's Got Talent" season one champion, Bianca Ryan, inked her first record deal ever. The 12-year-old girl has signed with Columbia Records/SYCO, an imprint of Simon Cowell, the show's executive producer.

Thus, the rising star's much-anticipated debut album is slated for release on Tuesday, November 14. The effort reportedly will feature both new material and old, including Bianca's cover of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from the Broadway hit "Dreamgirls".

Paul McCartney Speaks About New LP and Divorce

September 26, 2006 05:11:25 GMT

Paul McCartney attended a news conference held to mark the official release of his new effort "Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart)" Monday September 25th, 2006.

The new set actually is a classical album which McCartney started to write when his first wife, Linda McCartney, was still alive. More on the LP, the singer said its lyrics were inspired by what he believes is important in life.

Good Charlotte Talks on New Single and Album

September 26, 2006 03:02:40 GMT

Their upcoming fourth album "Good Morning Revival" won't hit stores until early 2007, but fans of Good Charlotte can as for now on enjoy their newest tune.

The song, tentatively titled "Keep Your Hands Off My Girl", is a new tune from the band's upcoming LP produced by Don Gilmore.

Sore Throat Forced Eric Clapton to Postpone Detroit-Area Concert

September 25, 2006 02:53:03 GMT

Eric Clapton has been forced to postpone his concert, scheduled for Saturday night September 23rd at The Palace of Auburn Hills, because of sore throat. On his condition it is said that "He is indeed under the weather with a sore throat".

While a rescheduled date for the show in suburban Detroit will be announced next week, no additional shows on Clapton's North American tour, which kicked off last weekend, are affected. At least that's what tour publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday.

George Michael Back on Stage After 15 Years

September 25, 2006 02:19:44 GMT

It's been 15 years that music great George Michael took off from music industry. But now the British singer is back, embarking on his solo concert dubbed "25 Live" European tour, which is held to mark a quarter of a century in the music business.

The British pop icon kicked off the concert in Barcelona on Saturday night September 23rd, performing in front of 18,000 long-time fans with a mixture of dance hits, ballads and political commentary. With no new album to promote, George sang hits from Wham! songs, such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go" and "Freedom" to solo efforts like "Faith", "Father Figure" and "Jesus to a Child".

Buju Banton Cancels Concert Following Complaints from Patrons

September 23, 2006 06:39:12 GMT

Buju Banton has been forced to cancel his Oct. 2nd show, scheduled to take place in the Highland nightclub and restaurant in LA, following complaints from its patrons. It is the reggae star's violent lyrics about gays and lesbians that prompted the postponement of the concert.

The controversy derives from two songs released early in Banton's career, "Batty Rider" and "Boom Bye Bye", which allegedly advocate the killing of gay men. Back then in July, another Banton concert in Brighton was also axed following similar protests.

Madonna Defends Her Stage Show's Mock Crucifixion Scene

September 23, 2006 02:32:54 GMT

Pop superstar Madonna came to the surface Thursday September 21st, set the record straight on the "misinterpretations" of her stage show's mock crucifixion scene. The "Material Girl" issued a statement that day, following the final date of her record-breaking Confessions tour, which wrapped up in Tokyo, claiming the stunt as "neither anti-Christian, sacrilegious or blasphemous".

Unlike the many "spiritual crisis" judgment addressed to her, the singer on the other way around said the crucifixion scene was meant to send a message of unity that Jesus would appreciate. "I wanted to explain it myself once and for all", Madonna explained. "It is no different than a person wearing a cross or 'taking up the cross,' as it says in the Bible."

Justin Timberlake's Future Music Career

September 22, 2006 04:10:14 GMT

Now that he has just completed his recent tour, Justin Timberlake is ready to bring "FutureSex/LoveSounds" to larger audience by next year. "We're going to begin in January in North America," Timberlake said. "I don't want to say too much about it, but with the creative ideas that I've come up with, it's going to be an amazing show."

Greater than such report, the pop singer reportedly also is eyeing a collaboration with Duran Duran. It is said that Timberlake, Timbaland, and the British New Wave band have been all working together in the studio for a new track.
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