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Jordin Sparks Pocketing 6th American Idol's Crown


May 24, 2007 02:52:46 GMT


Finally after a shocking departure of Melinda Doolittle, American Idol announced the contestant who is worthy taking the 'supposed' place of Doolitle. The often-lauded 17 years old Jordin Sparks has won over Blake Lewis and rightfully crowned the winner of this 6th season. Through this winning, Jordin therefore, is recorded as the youngest American Idol winner by far.

Three songs-finale, it was by all means an obvious choice since Jordin has displayed a blast of performance last night with Blake only preceding her by beat-boxing in the song "You Give Love a Bad Name". Jordin meanwhile put all her vocal skill in the rendition of "Broken Wing" and has the first two rounds under her belt. For this cycle's theme song "This is My Now", Jordin certainly had a better idea of the song rather than Blake who was slightly all over the place with his rendition.

The Flaming Lips Appears for 2007 Monolith Fest

May 23, 2007 09:45:53 GMT

Still in the first cycle, Monolith Festival has lined up a number of renowned names to lift the festival's reputation. Considerably a magnificent line up, the festival has The Flaming Lips, Cake, Spoon and Kings of Leon for a start.

The two-nights event that will be held September 14-15 at Red Rock Amphitheatre, Denver also has moderately interesting combination such as The Decemberists, Das EFX, Earl Greyhound, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ghostland Observatory, Juliette and The Licks and also William Elliott Whitmore.

Alejandro Sanz Pushed Back Tour to Rest

May 23, 2007 09:26:13 GMT

Alejandro Sanz's visit to U.S. for a tour has to be postponed since the Grammy awards winning singer is following doctor's order. His doctor in Spain required him to take an absolute rest after an exhausting tour in Latin America.

This pushed back schedule will begin again in November with details and additional shows following to be announced. So far the June concerts at Gibson Amphitheater, Los Angeles has been rescheduled to November 16-17. After that he will perform in San Diego on November 21 and continue it to El Paso, McAllen, Dallas and Houston on November 23-30.

Two Haven't Ruled Out Destiny's Child's Reunion

May 23, 2007 08:45:53 GMT

It turns out that Destiny's Child is not so deeply buried after all. Member Kelly Rowland makes sure that the group will get back together again and perform, someday.

"We listen to each other's songs and offer constructive criticism," Rowland said. "We went our separate ways because we're getting older and have different personal goals. But we might get back together one day. For now, we're giving each other space."

The End of 50 Cent's Career?

May 23, 2007 08:22:41 GMT

In what may have been a slip of tongue, rapper 50 Cent has given the idea that he might end his career in music.

Telling MTV News he said, "I already recorded 10 tracks for my next album, Before I Self-Destruct, and that record will come out February 4th. So Curtis (is released) June 26th, (Before I Self-Destruct) February 4th... and then they're gonna put out a greatest hits album but my album requirements are completed."

Kanye West Gets His Adrenaline Pumped for "Graduation"

May 23, 2007 07:47:02 GMT

Kanye West has coined the term "Glow in the Dark Tour" for his coming jaunt. Along with the name, comes a carefully planned and way ahead preparation to promote his upcoming album "Graduation".

"My new tour is called the Glow in the Dark Tour - and I wanted to say it on MTV so no one would be able to take it, and it's documented I said it," West said during an interview with MTV.

Velvet Revolver to Hit Stages with Alice in Chains

May 23, 2007 07:24:35 GMT

For what could be the most anticipated joint act, Velvet Revolver and Alice in Chains have decided to hit the road together for a summer tour. The two huge names in rock industry will shake the stages in U.S. and Canada until fall.

"They're good friends of ours, and obviously they have amazing songs," Velvet frontman Scott Weiland said upon Alice. "People have been saying the shows were amazing, and they were drawing some pretty big crowds, so we figured it would be kind of a cool gig. It would be fun to watch them play every night and listen to those songs."

The Doors Releasing Rare Live Audio CD

May 23, 2007 06:42:23 GMT

Little did people acknowledge The Doors' show in Boston more than 35 years ago, the legendary band is now making the audio available for sale. A three-CD set is going to be released with personal commentaries from the surviving members.

The rare footage is taken from the band's part-of-the-tour-show back on April 30, 1970 at Boston Arena. The tour was the last that the band did before vocalist Jim Morrison moved to France and died there in 1971. Some of the live tunes have been made available in their "Absolutely Live" album but personal memories were not included then.

Paul McCartney's New Music Video on YouTube

May 23, 2007 06:05:01 GMT

Paul McCartney goes international for the music video of "Dance Tonight". The song that is made the first single from upcoming release "Memory Almost Full" will premiere worldwide on YouTube on May 23 at 12 noon (UK time).

The video will be displayed and promoted through the 'Director Videos' slots, which is the most accessed feature in the homepage. In the video that presents the work of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" director Michel Gondry and actress Natalie Portman, mandolin plays a huge part. Portman appears as a futurist electronic ghost that reacts to the sound of the mandolin.

Yolanda Adams Doing X'mas Album with Columbia

May 22, 2007 08:51:15 GMT

In what has become the perfect timing, gospel singer Yolanda Adams has signed a deal with Columbia Records to do a holiday album this year. The Grammy award-winning singer is currently in Houston working on the songs so that they will be ready for Oct 16 release.

"Yolanda Adams is truly the 'first lady of modern gospel' and we are proud to have her on the Columbia Records roster," said Steve Barnett, Chairman, Columbia Records. "Her pioneering blend of R&B, pop and gospel continues to inspire her fans and transform the musical landscape. Her music has brought me a lot of joy over the years and we are all very excited to hear where Yolanda is going next."

Kanye West Hosting World's Talent Show

May 22, 2007 08:24:26 GMT

Kanye West is made this year's host of talent show Thirst Studio Global Sessions. The contest that seeks potential music talents all around the world will also hold the acts of Paul Oakenfold, Erick Morillo and Gym Class Heroes.

West will have to fly to Las Vegas for the finale that will take place May 25-27.

Soundtrack of Ethan Hawke's "The Hottest State" Coming Out

May 22, 2007 08:00:52 GMT

Grammy winning songwriter Jesse Harris has compiled a list of soundtracks that will be performed by artists like Norah Jones, Cat Power, Bright Eyes, Black Keys, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson.

The record that earmarks all of the music in support of Ethan Hawke-directed movie "The Hottest State" will arrive August 7 via Hickory Records.

Foo Fighters Re-releases "The Colour and the Shape"

May 22, 2007 07:21:02 GMT

Foo Fighters' second album "The Colour and the Shape" will be available in a double disc version on July 10 via Legacy/RCA. The album that hit stores for the first time in 1997 is re-released to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

While the original record is still left as it is in the first disc, the second one will hold the covers of Gary Numan's 1979 hit "Down in the Park", Killing Joke's "Requiem" and the band's second cover of Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street". There will also be the inclusion of the B-sides of tracks "Dear Lover" and "The Colour and the Shape".

Spice Girls Entered Studio for a Single

May 22, 2007 06:43:18 GMT

Several rumors after, Spice Girls are again reported reuniting, this time for a single. It turns out the Christmas thing that erupted last month indeed has something true as some of the girls are spotted back to the studio for UK Christmas number one.

Emma Bunton and Geri Haliwell were seen leaving a Brighton recording studio and could hardly contain their joy by hugging and laughing. Paparazzi even managed to catch the moment after the two walked out of their old producer, Richard Stannard's house for a session. A source claimed "It's phenomenal news for them, and the girls are really excited."

311 Back to Rock & Tour

May 22, 2007 06:14:37 GMT

311 is back on the saddle with a new record and a series of performances. Revealing on recent interview, vocalist Nick Hexum said that the band, which is known very experimental in its genre, records this one 'back' to their usual rock sound. He also made sure that this one would not repeat the same mistake 2005's "Don't Tread on Me" did.

"I would say we kind of go through a general cycle of making a more straight ahead album that comes quickly and then we kind of rotate to more of a departure where we take a longer time making the album and inventing more new styles," Hexum said.
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