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The All-Girl Backup Band for Beyonce


June 24, 2006 04:46:46 GMT

Subsequent to audition after audition across America, Beyonce Knowles finally finishes putting together her all-female band. The Grammy winning singer has picked the 10 lucky ladies along with two almost-as-lucky alternates, to form the all-girl backup band for an upcoming solo tour in support of her second solo album, "B'Day."

Following a series of auditions in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago and Atlanta, with more than 1,000 wannabes auditioned, Beyonce and her creative team finally made final decision on Sunday.

Songs Scored the No. 1 to 10 Spot on Billboard Hot 100

June 23, 2006 04:27:52 GMT


Taylor Hicks is rocketing even higher and higher in the industry, keeps reaping wining after winning from the day he was crowned season five "American Idol" champion. Has just signed his first ever recording contract, he shortly thereafter released his first single, "Do I Make You Proud", on June 13.

As many have predicted, the silver-haired Alabama native's set satisfyingly comes in at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the Billboard Single Sales chart and the Billboard Pop 100 chart, making it the best selling song in the country with over 190,000 copies sold in its first week of release. What's more Hicks will perform this chart topping song on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, June 22nd.

All-American Rejects Gets Back on the Touring Road

June 22, 2006 08:04:26 GMT

Maintaining their success for album selling and continuing the tremendous success back in the last spring on Fall Out Boy's Black Clouds and Underdogs Tour, The All-American Rejects poses their latest upcoming "Move Along" tour dates. The dates are not "Dirty Little Secrets" at all.

The band returns to the road for the touring on the end of June in Indianapolis and won't stop until July 29th. More detailed-touring dates are available on their official site, while further details on their autumn shall be announced in the following comes.

The Showgirl, Kylie Minogue, Homecoming Tour


June 22, 2006 07:38:05 GMT

Kylie Minogue, the showgirl, is back on track. The pop singer is said to resume her "Australian Showgirl Tour" in November this year, 18 months after her breast cancer diagnosis forced it to be postponed.

"I spent the weekend with Kylie. She's looking great. She's definitely through the worst of everything," Australian concert promoter and long-time friend Michael Gudinski told reporters while adding "Obviously she has still got a few mountains to climb, but we are very confident that the tour will be going ahead in November".

"Tool" Confirmed Their North American Club Tour

June 22, 2006 07:32:57 GMT

The Grammy Award winner for Best Metal Performance, Tool, officially released their "North American Club Tour", started from August 8th in San Diego until August 29th in West Valley City, Utah.

The new tour schedule is a promise they keep for their fans after rapid sold-out tickets back in their tour in May. After being sold-out, leaving huge fans remained out from watching the tour, bassist Justin Chancellor and lead singer Maynard James Keenan promised to pay the disappointment off by returning around North America in late summer. The words are indeed kept.

Bye-Bye for "X-Tina", Welcome "Baby Jane"

June 22, 2006 06:51:40 GMT


There will be no more teen-pop diva's stage name, "X-Tina ", to bring any music lover to recall Christina Aguilera, a.k.a. Mrs. Bratman.

She has transformed from a smashing R&B singer into jazzy songs performer in her upcoming album, "Back to Basics". On the album's single release, Christina stated to MTV that previously "X-Tina" is officially "Baby Jane" from that moment on. She said the name suits perfectly to the jazzy atmosphere she is trying to spread.

The Billboard's Album Chart 10 Best Bows

June 22, 2006 05:16:40 GMT


Rap star Busta Rhymes catapulted onto the top position of the US pop album charts on Wednesday June 21st, 2006 with his first No. 1 release, "The Big Bang". The star's collection, include such hit singles as "I Love My Chick" and "I Love My Bitch", debuted with 209,000 U.S. copies sold for the week ended June 18, according to Nielsen SoundScan. On top of that, "The Big Bang" also shot straight to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums tallies.

In the meantime, country trio the Dixie Chicks held steady at No. 2 with their "Taking the Long Way" sold another 130,000 copies, while remained at the top of the country albums chart for a fourth week. As for last week's best-seller, AFI's "Decemberunderground", it slipped two to No. 3 sold 104,000 copies. The other charts holdovers are "High School Musical" soundtrack at No. 4 on sales of 79,000 copies, "One X" by Three Days Grace which sold 78,000 to easily land at No. 5 on the charts.

Bass Player Quits Arctic Monkeys

June 21, 2006 07:49:15 GMT

The so-called best British rock band Arctic Monkeys confirmed in a statement posted Monday June 19th, 2006 on their Website that bass player Andy Nicholson has left the group after pulling out of a North American tour last month.

"We are sad to tell everyone that Andy is no longer with the band," so the statement on www.arcticmonkeys.com read. "We have been mates with Andy for a long time and have been through some amazing things together that no one can take away. We all wish Andy the very best."

Details on OutKast's New Album & Movie

June 21, 2006 06:59:42 GMT

OutKast takes off in 2006 with two new projects all at once, the first of which happens to be a new album and the other one is a movie project. The Atlanta hip hop-duo set to hit hard the industry with the release of their highly anticipated set, titled "Idlewild", which will hit store shelves on Aug. 22.

The long-anticipated release will serve as the soundtrack for the Universal/HBO Films release of the same name, open August 25, as well. Also starring in the big-screen musical are Ving Rhames, Ben Vereen, Cicely Tyson, Patti LaBelle and Macy Gray.

"The Ultimate Luther Vandross" Collection

June 21, 2006 06:36:53 GMT

History repeats itself. That works for such great person as world's great musician Luther Vandross. His death nearly one year ago, apparently, won't prevent you, especially his fanatics, to keep listening to his great vocal.

A trio of record labels, J, Epic and Legacy Records, are teaming up together to issue some previously unreleased songs by the singer. The set, dubbed "The Ultimate Luther Vandross", which was previously released in 2001, will consists of 18 songs, naming some are "Shine" and "Got You Home" among others.

Motley Crue & Aerosmith's All Evil Tour


June 21, 2006 05:50:23 GMT


What would happen if two American rock bands perform together on stage? Find the answer at the 27-date Route of All Evil Tour, during which Motley Crue and Aerosmith have committed to perform together.

Both bands have on Tuesday June 20th, 2006 released announcement on the plan of their Evil run, scheduled to kick off September 14 in Holmdel, New Jersey. Some stops will include outdoor amphitheatres in Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Dallas, before grinding to a halt in West Palm Beach, Florida, November 24.

Jermaine Dupri Eyeing Janet and Mariah Duet

June 21, 2006 04:24:09 GMT

When it comes to a duet for Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson, Jermaine Dupri does mean it. The record producer and rapper takes the project seriously as he's now developing an idea for the two divas to duet on a new song.

"It's gonna happen on this record," Dupri hinted on the possibility for Mariah and Janet collaboration. "Please believe that. I got a mean idea, so look for it. We definitely gonna do a repackage on [Janet's "20 Years Old"] once it comes out. Hopefully it's successful and people buy into it, then I'm going back in the studio," he added.

Christina's "Ain't No Other Man" Making the Video

June 21, 2006 02:20:27 GMT


It seems the pop star is intended to make a total comeback to the industry. Christina Aguilera is all out for her coming-back music project, working on the very best for her next album.

The singer, who had premiered her new song, "Ain't No Other Man" with a sizzling performance on the MTV Movie Awards, will in the near future have the music video of the set hit the small screen.

Audioslave Bring to Public Their "Revelations"

June 20, 2006 08:20:36 GMT

The Grammy-nominated quartet, Audioslave will bring their "Revelations" to public September 5 later this year via Epic.

"Revelations", the multi-platinum rock band's third album, is 12-track set which was produced by Brendan O'Brien.

Justin Timberlake Is Back, Ready to Release New Album

June 20, 2006 04:19:52 GMT


Justin Timberlake is back to the industry and on top of that he's ready to release his new album.

The pop singer is about to have his second solo effort, "FutureSex/LoveSounds", released September 12 later this year via Jive Records.
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