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This Year's Sasquatch! Music Festival Headliners

February 21, 2007 04:38:25 GMT

Among the headliners for this year's Sasquatch! Music Festival are Bjork, Beastie Boys, Arcade Fire, Interpol, and M.I.A.. As of this year, the festival is set to take place May 26-27 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash.

Sasquatch! Music Festival is a music festival held annually at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. It is presented by the House of Blues. Tickets for the 6th annual Sasquatch! Music Festival will go on sale beginning March 3 at 10 a.m. and will cost $55 U.S. per day until March 4. After March 5, tickets are $65 per day; week-of tickets are $75 per day. For more information about ticket sales and camping arrangements, check out www.sasquatchfestival.com.

Weekend Billboard Hot 100 in the Week Ended Thursday Feb 15, 2007

February 16, 2007 09:36:55 GMT

It's over for Beyonce Knowles. The R&B recording artist is no longer No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" rises one to reign the top spot, thus marks her second No. 1 single following "Promiscuous," which reached the top six months ago. Beyonce's "Irreplaceable", meanwhile, slips one to the 2nd spot.

Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape" featuring Akon is at No.3, just one place ahead of Fall Out Boy's "This Ain't a Scene, It's An Arms Race" which slips one from last week position to No. 4. Elsewhere on the Hot 100, Ludacris' "Runaway Love" featuring Mary J. Blige, going up one to No. 5.

Timbaland Announces Details on Second LP

February 16, 2007 09:06:15 GMT

It's been eight years now that Timbaland brings to the surface details on his second solo album, a follow up to his debut "Tim's Bio" which was released in 1998.

The forthcoming album, titled "Timbaland Presents Shock Value", is scheduled for a March 28th release date and includes collaborations with Bjork, The Hives, Jay-Z, She Wants Revenge, Snoop Dogg, Fall Out Boy and Elton John.

Audioslave Singer Chris Cornell Quits the Group

February 16, 2007 05:58:35 GMT

Chris Cornell, the lead singer of alternative rock supergroup Audioslave, has quit the music act, citing "irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences".

Announcing his leaving the group, Cornell said Thursday February 15th, "Due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences, I am permanently leaving the band Audioslave. I wish the other three members nothing but the best in all of their future endeavors."

Celine Dion to Release A New French-Language Album This Spring

February 16, 2007 02:04:47 GMT

Long that we haven't heard about her, now Celine Dion is back on track. The Canadian singer is putting the finishing touches on a new French-language album which is planned for May 22, 2007 release date.

The music effort, titled "D'Elles", according to the singer's record label is a celebration of womanhood featuring songs by famous female writers from Quebec and France, including Francoise Dorin, Christine Orban, Nina Bouraoui, Marie Laberge, Lise Payette, Denise Bombardier, Nathalie Nechtschein, Jovette Bernier and Janette Bertrand.

Billboard's Albums Chart in the Week Ended Feb 14, 2007

February 15, 2007 06:15:54 GMT

The new LP of Fall Out Boy, titled "Infinity on High", brings the pop/rock band to score the No. 1 spot on the Billboard's albums chart in the week ended Wednesday Feb 14th. The set, which is released via Island Records, successfully sold 260,000 copies in the week ended February 11, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Last week's chart-topper Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" slips one to 2nd spot, taking in another 236,000 copies. Rock band DAUGHTRY's self-titled debut holds at No. 3 for a third week selling 76,000 copies. Rounding out the Top 5 is Akon's "Konvicted" which rises two to No. 4 with 65,000, and Ashley Tisdale's solo debut, "Headstrong" at No. 5 sold 64,000 copies.

"My Grammy Moment" Winner, Robyn Troup

February 14, 2007 09:18:06 GMT

The Grammys brought good luck for Houston native Robyn Troup as she was chosen the winner of the "My Grammy Moment" contest, thus made it possible for her to take the stage alongside pop star Justin Timberlake.

Jennifer Hudson, one of the "Dreamgirls", crowned Robyn the winner, with the most votes from online and text-message voting, during the live broadcast Sunday night Feb 11th. Then rushed onstage to perform with Timberlake, the duo covered the Bill Withers' hit "Ain't No Sunshine" and Timberlake's hit "My Love."

The 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival Headliners

February 14, 2007 07:20:47 GMT

As of this year, the Bonnaroo Music Festival is scheduled to take place June 14-17 on a 700-acre farm in rural Manchester, Tenn., 60 miles south of Nashville. And among the 75 acts slated to perform at the music festival, there are the likes of The Police, The White Stripes, Tool and Wilco.

The complete lineup, to be announced Wednesday Feb 14th, includes planned performances by Widespread Panic, The Roots, Franz Ferdinand, and The Flaming Lips. Also slated to perform among others are The Decemberists, The Hold Steady, Regina Spektor and many more.

Rock Trio the Police Announced 2007 Reunion Tour

February 13, 2007 03:38:53 GMT

It's official. Rock trio The Police, who broke up in 1984, made it official Monday Feb 12th at a rehearsal at the Whisky a Go-Go by announcing their first tour in decades.

The Police, whose members are Sting, Andy Summers, and Stewart Copeland, have officially put on the green light for their 2007 reunion tour. It begins May 28th in Vancouver, British Columbia, moving to Europe in September and October, then re-crossing the Atlantic.

More on the 49th Annual Grammy Winners

February 12, 2007 05:11:36 GMT

Not only two, but five. Dixie Chicks sweeps clean all the five categories they earn at the 49th annual Grammy Awards, thus taking home the awards for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal all for "Not Ready To Make Nice", plus Album Of The Year and Best Country Album both for "Taking the Long Way".

Also scores an award is Christina Aguilera who wins the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance award for "Ain't No Other Man". American hip-hop group the Black Eyed Peas, in the meantime, earns the Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal award for their hit "My Humps", while pop sensation Madonna nabs the Best Electronic/Dance Album award for "Confessions on a Dance Floor".

The 2006 X Factor Winner, Leona Lewis, Signs Five-Album Deal with J Records

February 12, 2007 03:40:48 GMT

Leona Lewis, the winner of the 2006 X Factor contest, has secured a record deal with music mogul Clive Davis. The deal, reportedly worth for 5m ($9.7m), will make it possible for Lewis to release five albums worldwide on the label J Records.

Davis, 74, is the man who discovered singer Whitney Houston and also is the mentor for famous singers Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake. Working with the music expert with Simon Cowell in hand to guide her career, there's no need to doubt Lewis will be an international star.

The 2007 Grammy Awards, the Early Winners Are in!

February 12, 2007 02:12:25 GMT

Mary J. Blige, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, T.I., and Carrie Underwood are among the early winners at the 49th annual Grammy Awards, held Sunday afternoon Feb 11th. As of Blige, the R&B singer gloriously earns three awards, mainly for the categories of Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song both for "Be Without You", and Best R&B Album for her comeback album, "The Breakthrough."

California rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers, in the meantime, also wins three Grammys, including the Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and Best Rock Song awards for "Dani California", and Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package for "Stadium Arcadium". Veteran singer Wonder shares the Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals award with Tony Bennett for their collaboration "For Once In My Life". Country trio the Dixie Chicks is another early winner, taking home the awards for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and Song Of The Year all for "Not Ready To Make Nice".

The Who to Embark on A 28-City European Tour

February 09, 2007 06:35:27 GMT

Rock legend The Who will hit the road soon in the near future. The band announced Thursday Feb 8th at a lunchtime press conference in London, during which they performed a four-song acoustic set, they are going to embark on a 28-city European tour.

The Who, consisting of two surviving original members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, will kick off their tour in Lisbon, Portugal on May 8 and end in Helsinki, Finland on July 9. They said they planned to continue touring around the world after Europe.

Country Music Star Reba McEntire on CMA Music Festival and Grammys


February 09, 2007 05:17:43 GMT

It's been 11 years and now the country music star is back. Reba McEntire is back on track. The singer will mark her comeback to the music scene with a performance at the 2007 CMA Music festival in June later this year.

Joining McEntire will be such top country acts, as Carrie Underwood, The Wreckers, Martina McBride and Sugarland. As of this year, the CMA Music festival will be held in Nashville, Tennessee on June 7-10. Proceeds will benefit the Keep the Music Playing campaign to promote music education in local schools.

James Blunt Booked for Elton John's Oscar Bash and This Year Grammys

February 09, 2007 04:40:17 GMT

His high rising singing career brings James Blunt more and more interesting offers. Early in this year, the singer has already secured at least two big projects, first is the Elton John's AIDS Foundation Academy Awards celebration and the second is the 49th annual Grammy Awards.

Blunt, who was a former military man, has been billed to perform at John's 15th annual Oscar bash, which will take place Feb. 25 at the Pacific Design Center. The event will be co-hosted by John himself with the companion of David Furnish and is co-sponsored by Audi, Chopard and VH1.
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