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The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Headliners

January 23, 2007 07:47:51 GMT

Political rap/metal legends Rage Against the Machine will be reuniting to headline one night of the upcoming Coachella festival. The reunion, however, is expected to be for one-night only.

In what will be the music group first reunion in seven years, the Rage Against the Machine will be joined by numbers of other musicians as the headliners at the 2007 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bjork, another reunited band Crowded House, Arcade Fire, Willie Nelson, The Decemberists, Arctic Monkeys, and The Roots just to name a few.

Billy Joel to Perform National Anthem During the Super Bowl XLI Pregame Show

January 23, 2007 07:01:30 GMT

Welcoming the forthcoming Super Bowl XLI pregame show on CBS at Dolphin Stadium in South Florida on Sunday, Feb. 4, the NFL announced Monday January 22nd the tapping of Grammy-Award winning performer Billy Joel to sing the National Anthem during the event.

Thus, the singer will become the first performer to sing the national anthem twice in the Super Bowl. His first was also in South Florida, during Super Bowl XXIII in Miami in 1989.

JC Chasez Is Readying His Second Solo Effort


January 23, 2007 04:06:02 GMT

Former NSYNC star, JC Chasez, is readying his second solo album. Intended to build a solid singing career, the man has recruited such heavyweight producers as Timbaland and Dallas Austin to help him with the LP.

That's not all. Chasez, moreover, also is working together with former NSYNC pal, Justin Timberlake. The two collaborated on a single, titled "Until Yesterday". Chasez says the track is about "your girlfriend getting knocked up by another man," but denies it's in any way autobiographical.

2007 NRJ Music Awards Winners

January 23, 2007 03:15:25 GMT

Not only Christina Aguilera looked stunning at Saturday, January 20th, NRJ Awards, but also she won double. The American pop singer nabbed two awards, for the category of International Female Artist of the Year and International Album of the Year for her "Back to Basics".

Also won big during the event was French rapper Diam's who collected three awards, including Francophone Female Artist of the Year, Francophone Album of the Year for "Dans ma bulle", and Francophone Song of the Year for "La Boulette". In addition to both winners, there were also the likes of Nelly Furtado who won the award for International Revelation of the Year, and Christophe Mae who was bestowed the award for Francophone Revelation of the Year.

Evanescence Announces the Second Leg of U.S. Dates on Their World Tour

January 22, 2007 03:45:23 GMT

Rock group Evanescence has, on Friday afternoon January 19th, announced the second leg of U.S. dates on their World Tour in support of their success LP, "The Open Door".

Set to perform 14 dates in arenas, beginning on March 16th in Fresno, California and runs across the U.S. with the final show scheduled for April 5th in Glens Falls, NY, tickets for all of the shows on this leg will go on sale beginning January 27.

Fall Out Boy & Kanye West, Their Take and Give Music

January 19, 2007 07:50:28 GMT

There does take and give between Fall Out Boy and Kanye West. The two famous figures in music industry are teaming up, with the band confirming that West will remix a track from their upcoming album, "Infinity on High," while they will return the favor by remixing one of the rapper's own songs.

As of West, he's set to remix the first single from "Infinity," entitled "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race," whereas it as yet confirmed on what track FOB will remix for West.

Additional Grammy Awards Performers

January 19, 2007 06:56:05 GMT

Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, and Ludacris are the latest names confirmed to play at the forthcoming 49th Grammy Awards.

The trio will join numbers of previously announced performers, including Carrie Underwood, Justin Timberlake, Gnarls Barkley, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink, and Rihanna just to name a few.

Britney Spears Getting Back to Work, Finally

January 19, 2007 06:26:56 GMT

The days of partying and having fun are over for Britney Spears. The pop singer, who is working on her comeback album, has back on track.

The mom-of-two is getting back to work, put full concentration finishing her forthcoming album. Spears is said to have met rapper Pharrell Williams in an L.A. recording studio to work on her new LP.

10 Best Bows in Billboard Hot 100 Singles Charts January 18, 2007

January 19, 2007 04:25:07 GMT

It really is girl power that works within these recent weeks. One typical case is that of Beyonce Knowles. The singer has her single "Irreplaceable" leads the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday January 18th. This marks the song's seventh consecutive week on that No. 1 spot, ties with Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" as the longest running No. 1 among the songs that moved into first place in 2006.

Next we have Akon's "I Wanna Love You" and Stacy Ferguson's "Fergalicious" which both remain at 2nd and 3rd spots respectively. Meanwhile, Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" climbs one to No. 4, switching places with Akon's "Smack That" featuring Eminem which secures the 5th spot. Jim Jones' "We Fly High" jumps two to No. 6, followed right after by The Fray's "How To Save a Life" at No. 7.

The Lucky 5 Finalists in the "My Grammy Moment" Contest

January 18, 2007 07:10:14 GMT

In the wake of the Golden Globes, Justin Timberlake has an announcement. It is the five finalists of his "My Grammy Moment" contest.

The five lucky finalists are Africa Miranda, 30, of Montgomery, Ala.; Jillian Gaudious, 25, of Long Branch, N.J.; Brenda Radney, 22, of Staten Island, N.Y.; Robyn Troup, 18, of Houston, Texas; and Jessica James, 18, of Georgia.

The Billboard 200 Album Chart in the United States in the Week Ended January 14th

January 18, 2007 04:04:32 GMT

The girls rule the week as not only the movie, "Dreamgirls" won triple at the Golden Globes, but also the soundtrack to the hit movie topped the Billboard 200 album chart in the United States in the week ended January 14th. This is the second week in a row that the LP tops the album charts, taking in another 66,000 copies.

On the 2nd spot is Akon's "Konvicted" which remains on that position for a third week with 55,000. Next is Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" at the 3rd spot with 51,000 copies, ahead of DAUGHTRY's eponymous album at No. 4 with 50,000 copies. Bow at No. 5 on the chart is the soundtrack to the Disney Channel movie "Jump In!", which taking in 49,000 units.

Diana Ross To Be A Mentor on Fox's "American Idol"

January 17, 2007 06:24:19 GMT

Diana Ross has confirmed to CBS "Late Show" host David Letterman on Tuesday January 16th that she's going to be a mentor on Fox's "American Idol".

That's not all, the singer reportedly also is planning a world tour in March later this year to promote her new album, "I Love You." Dates on the tour, however, have not yet been announced.

Kylie Minogue Insisted "Showgirl Homecoming" Tour Must Go On

January 17, 2007 04:22:08 GMT

Even illness could not stop her from performing. Kylie Minogue ignored doctors, insisting her "Showgirl Homecoming" tour must go on.

Doctors have warned Kylie that exhaustion would take its toll if she pushed herself too hard so soon after being given the all-clear from the potentially life-threatening illness breast cancer. However, the singer insisted on adding extra dates to her tour with the intention not to let fans down.

Out of Rehab, Keith Urban Plans A World Tour

January 17, 2007 03:57:34 GMT

It ends already. Keith Urban has completed a three-month stint in rehab for alcohol addiction. And now as the singer has again enjoyed his becoming sober, he's more than ready to back on track.

Urban's publicist, Paul Freundlich, confirmed Tuesday January 16 that the country singer has completed a stint at the Betty Ford Center in Palm Springs, California. Also his publicist said that he is planning a world tour to promote his new album.

Nelly Furtado to Host This Year's Junos in Saskatoon

January 16, 2007 04:41:55 GMT

Canadian chart-topper Nelly Furtado has agreed to host this year's Juno Awards.

The singer is said will be taking a break in the middle of her eight-city Canadian tour to pilot the music-awards ceremony, which will take place April 1st in Saskatoon and broadcast on CTV.
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