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Moby Leads A New Band

May 04, 2007 04:57:24 GMT

Singer Moby spreads his wing by forming another band that is still anonymous. The new band is still searching for a proper name while giving first taste of their music in several US stages.

"We were 'the Little Death' until we realized that there are about five other Little Deaths out there and, as we live in a litigatious culture, we opted to avoid lawsuits and, thus, refrained from naming ourselves 'the Little Death,'" Moby revealed. The band has played its show in a fundraising event in New York and will launch their career further in a number of June shows.

Maroon 5 Hits Chart, Gears Small Tour

May 04, 2007 04:37:58 GMT

Maroon 5 appears that they shouldn't be worried to be caught in sophomore syndrome. Just when the album "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" about to come out on May 22, the single "Makes Me Wonder" has given enough gasoline by placing itself to #1 slot in Billboard's Hot 100.

The single that was released March 27 in US has entered the chart for four consecutive weeks and been climbing the ladder steadily. The climb goes fast this week after leaping 63 places, thanks to 243,500 digital downloads and #1 debut on Hot Digital Songs. The jump was recorded as the largest leap in the chart's history.

Justin Timberlake's Show Revives HBO Series

May 03, 2007 09:55:28 GMT

Justin Timberlake's showcase in Madison Square Garden on August 16 will mark the comeback of HBO special series. The singer's concert will be tapped by the cable network for the first time since The Rolling Stones' 2003 show.

Vice President of HBO Entertainment stated, "The concert specials always have been icing on the cake, but the series were so important. When Justin said he was going on tour, it was a no-brainer. It just felt right -- he is a classic HBO star, it feels like the right time, and he's the right guy."

Bette Midler Fills in for Celine Dion's Place in Caesars

May 03, 2007 09:38:23 GMT

Bette Midler will carry the baton now that Celine Dion has completed her contract of performing 160 shows a year in Las Vegas' Caesars Palace. Midler will headline the highly reputable venue with 100 runs per year at the rate of 5 nights a week.

In reaction to this replacement, Midler is both excited and nervous. "I'm looking forward to it, but also I'm terrified because it's huge. That's giving me the vapors," she said. At the same time, they also give you a lot of toys to play with. They give you the lifts and you can fly people in, you can fly them out. There's all this wing space and hydraulics and stuff, and the dressing rooms are staggering. It should be an opera house somewhere in the Black Forest."

Ozzy Osbourne Longing for Black Sabbath's Reunion

May 03, 2007 09:03:23 GMT

With "Black Rain" coming out on May 22, Ozzy Osbourne managed to take some time off thinking about Black Sabbath. Though is strong as a solo artist, the quirky singer is longing for the band's reunion that he believed only coming to sense when he fronted it.

"It would be so easy for us to get in and out of a studio and make an album. But if it's not up to the par of when I left, why do it? It will destroy the f***ing legacy of Black Sabbath, and the legend of Black Sabbath," he said in an interview. Ozzy was asked to leave the band in 1979 after internal conflicts and an evident lack of commitment occurred. Rainbow's Ronnie James Dio then filled in his position.

"Aretha Franklin: From These Roots", Day One

May 03, 2007 08:17:06 GMT

About 70 people auditioned on Tuesday to show what they got in front of 7 judges whereby Aretha Franklin was one of them. In search for the right person playing Aretha at various ages and some people within the singer's circle of friends, some people did impress the panel of judges.

"I'm not hard on anybody. I'm just here to listen. I try to make them comfortable coming in the door," said Aretha during a break. The soul diva even found a man perfect enough to play Sam Cooke but refused to reveal details as she had two more days to land the choice. One contestant from Pasadena, Calif named Ciara Roberts, 25 also gave an electrifying performance and received praise from the judges.

The Smashing Pumpkins' Hits Covered by Bands

May 03, 2007 07:37:27 GMT

Helmed by MySpace, a project is being baked for bands like Panic! At the Disco, 30 Seconds to Mars, +44 and The Academy Is... to record their favorite songs from The Smashing Pumpkins' collection.

Each band will post their version of Pumpkins' songs on their respective MySpace blog on May 14. The covered-songs will then be molded into CD that will be available along with July edition of Spin Magazine. The magazine will also feature each band's personal comment on the Pumpkins.

Taylor Hicks Stretches Tour Trek

May 03, 2007 07:09:39 GMT

First time solo touring, Taylor Hicks seems to be getting the rhythm. His five-month US promotional tour for self-titled debut album that starts Feb 21 and wraps up May 12 is stretched to the end of August.

The extended date will begin June 2 in Tupelo, MS and visit several others in South and East Coast areas before concluding at the prestigious Dallas' House of Blues on August 31.

Bon Jovi, First to Rock "The Rock"

May 03, 2007 06:39:27 GMT

Bon Jovi is given the honor to take the first taste of "The Rock". The arena that is being built to accommodate NHL's New Jersey Devils team will be ready for the band's performance on October 26.

"Bon Jovi is synonymous with the best in New Jersey," Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek said during a press release. While it is yet unknown how many Bon Jovi's concerts will be held there, the band did mention that group would do "10 nights at our local arena in New Jersey."

Buckcherry Keeps the Tour Rolling


May 03, 2007 05:48:46 GMT

After receiving the plague for 200th show on April 21, Los Angeles' very own rock n' roll band Buckcherry has been continuously hitting the road. The US trek has begun since April 24 in Shreveport, LA and will stretch up to July 9 in Calgary, ALB.

The band's MySpace also revealed three European dates that will visit Bournemouth, Cheltenham and Derby on June 5, 6, 8 respectively. This leg of tour is held in support of last year's "15" that consistently remained in Billboard Top 200 for 52 weeks. The band is now boasting third and latest single from the album titled "Everything" which video clip can be seen here for Windows Media Player and here for Quicktime format.

My Chemical Romance Cancelled Dates for Crew

May 03, 2007 04:06:24 GMT

My Chemical Romance and its supporting act Muse had to come to halt after several of their tour crew went sick over food poisoning. A couple of dates within the North American trek came to an effect and had to be cancelled.

The musicians and crew that were supporting the bands began vomiting and had to be rushed to the hospitals on April 28. The next day's show in State College, PA immediately was cancelled leaving the Colombus, OH gig on May 1 doubtful. In the end the Colombus night was postponed instead of cancelled to May 2. For that, Pittsburgh, PA had to give up its slot.

Papa Roach, Buckcherry & Hinder Hitting the Road Together

May 03, 2007 03:17:18 GMT

Three big rock acts have joined forces in a leg of tour that will boast the music genre and serve the fans right. Papa Roach, Buckcherry, and Hinder are rolling together this summer in a jaunt dubbed "Badboys Of Rock Tour".

The preliminary dates to this trek have been announced on liveDaily.com. So far the tour is limited up to 7 dates with July 13-night in Lansing, MI as the kick-start. They will visit mostly country fair stages in Dubuque, IA, Lima, OH and Allegan, MI and stretch it to Sept. 12 date in York, PA.

Pete Doherty Comes After Babyshambles

May 02, 2007 09:53:35 GMT

Babyshambles' frontman Pete Doherty has completed a solo acoustic record ahead of the project that is going on with his band. Pete's solo record though is the readier piece, will be released the end of this year after the band's new album is out.

As part of Parlophone artist, Pete has to take the decision from the label. A source from Parlophone said, "We're really keen to release Pete's acoustic record at some point in the future but not until after the next Babyshambles album, that will come out first."

Beyonce Knowles' B'Day Back Minus One

May 02, 2007 09:34:19 GMT

Following the retraction of B'Day [Deluxe Edition] from the market, Beyonce Knowles' team decided to re-release the album without the problematic track.

Des'ree's claimed hit "Still in Love (Kissing You)" has been removed from the track list and so does its clip from video outlets. The digital download of "B'Day [Deluxe Edition]" has been affected as well following the clearance of the song's copyright.

Jarvis Cocker Hurls Legends for Meltdown

May 02, 2007 09:06:56 GMT

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker who acts as this year's Meltdown festival artistic director has succeeded convincing legends to appear at the event. Among people infused to appear are Motorhead, Melanie Safka, Devo, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Iggy Pop and The Stooges.

Motorhead will get a head start in the kick off gig on June 16 at Royal Festival Hall together with Melanie. For the latter, this would be her first British gig in 30 years. Devo will get its turn on June 19 while The Stooges and The Jesus and Mary Chain will be playing June 20 and 21 respectively.
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