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The Stones Roll Dates for Its Europe Summer Tour

November 30, 2005 03:30:02 GMT

Fans listen carefully to this one. It's The Rolling Stones' tour dates for their upcoming Europe summer tour. The band has on Nov 29th confirmed that they are going to bring their world tour to Europe next summer, beginning May 27 in Barcelona.

Stadium dates are scheduled for August 29 in Cardiff, Wales, with additional shows still to be announced in Russia, Greece, Croatia, Serbia/Montenegro, Portugal, Denmark, Switzerland and Ireland. You can get the tickets starting from December 3.

Queen Unveiled North American Tour Dates

November 29, 2005 08:51:36 GMT

British rock band Queen says hello to North America as they unveiled Tuesday that they are going to embark on a six-week tour there, beginning March 3 in Miami. The music group's guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers will altogether perform in front of their many fans.

The tour reportedly will feature video footage of late singer Freddie Mercury who died of AIDS in 1991. Besides, it will also include three dates in California: San Diego (April 1), Anaheim (April 3) and San Jose (April 5), and will wrap April 13 in Vancouver, B.C. For the complete dates click on the band's official sites.

Hughes of Deep Purple Goes Solo with Chili Peppers

November 29, 2005 06:08:44 GMT

Following his fellow musicians, former Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn Hughes is going solo. And for the sake of his next album, the veteran rocker reportedly has tapped Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith.

About his album Hughes revealed 12 of the 25 songs he has written would make it onto the album, which will be the "most varied" record of his career. "It's funk, rock, soul, and pop all mixed together in a big soup," he said.

UK Singles Charts Champions

November 28, 2005 04:27:02 GMT

Madonna. What would you say about this multitalented pop singer? The success she has reached in music industry is an obvious evidence that she really has a great music talent. No need to comment further about her, just see the fruit of her hard work then you'll agree with world's opinion that she is a diva.

Anyway, Madonna has again held onto the top spot in both the UK album and singles charts. Her single "Hung Up" taken from her chart toper album "Confessions on a Dancefloor," tops UK singles charts Sunday for the third week in a row. Meanwhile, the album itself stays at number one in the album chart for a second week.

Take That Is Back, But Without Robbie Williams


November 26, 2005 02:18:12 GMT

The music group isn't disappearing just like that. Take That gets ready for a comeback. All members, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen, minus Robbie Williams, held a press conference in London on Friday to announce details of a comeback tour - almost 10 years after they split up.

Take That has scheduled 11 dates beginning April 24 in Newcastle. Other dates include Birmingham on April 27-28, Glasgow April 30, Sheffield May 2, Manchester May 5-6, London May 8-9, Dublin May 12 and Belfast May 14. Will the boys back for good? Only time will tell.

Canada Legislator to Bar 50 Cent from Touring

November 24, 2005 04:59:38 GMT

"Give a dog a bad name and hang him." That proverb match for troubled rapper 50 Cent. Judging from his attitude so far he as yet realized that "a good name is better than riches." Bad news for him that his bad reputation already affects his music career, he's not welcome in Canada.

A Canada legislator from the ruling Liberal party seeks to bar the U.S. rapper from touring later this year because he has a criminal record and glorifies gun violence. "Toronto has witnessed unprecedented violence on its streets and deaths as a result of gang warfare, gang culture," MP Dan McTeague said. "This is not a question of censorship. This is a question of trying to protect impressionable young men in our communities who are being destroyed in the prime of their lives," so he continued.

The Billboard 200 Top Charters

November 24, 2005 03:08:48 GMT

Good luck charm shines upon the queen of pop Madonna as her latest album "Confessions on a Dance Floor" tops the Billboard 200 for the third times, sold nearly 350,000 copies in the United States for the week ended Sunday. To bow at No. 2 on the chart is Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" sold 315,000 copies, followed behind at 3rd by Kenny Chesney, whose "The Road and the Radio" sold for 191,000 copies.

At no. 4 is Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi: Ultra Platinum Edition," which reenters the chart with sales reaches 185,000 copies. "Now That's What I Call Music! 20" by various artists secures the 5th place, while "Get Rich or Die Tryin' soundtrack," also by various artists wins the 6th rank.

U2's 2006 Vertigo Tour Dates

November 22, 2005 04:30:35 GMT

Fans of U2 will scream as they hear this. The music group has confirmed their 2006 Vertigo Tour dates. Hello Australia, see you there. The band will, for the first time in eight years next March, return to the country to play four shows as part of its Vertigo world tour.

As announced Monday, U2 will play Brisbane on March 21, Melbourne on March 24, Adelaide on March 28 and Sydney on March 31. Meanwhile, the band's guitarist The Edge reveals that remaining, as-yet-unannounced dates are on tap in Japan and South America.

Kylie Minogue to Release New Single & Hold Tour

November 21, 2005 06:29:45 GMT

Aussie pop superstar Kylie Minogue is to release her new single, which will mark her first after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May this year. The singer reportedly will release a live version of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," recorded at London's Earl's Court earlier this year.

The download single will be accompanied by Kylie's version of "Santa Baby." Besides, the singer also will release eight other live downloads, including "Better The Devil You Know," "What Do I Have To Do?," "Spinning Around," "Slow," "Red Blooded Woman/Where The Wild Roses Grow," "I Believe In You," "Can't Get You Out Of My Head," and "Love At First Sight."

Kelly Osbourne Quits Singing

November 21, 2005 06:12:32 GMT

Confessed she is sick of working, Kelly Osbourne quits her singing career from this point on. The 21 years old female has quit singing after just one album and said: "I don't intend to do anything. I've been working since I was 15 - what do I want to work for?"

Anyway, it seems that the girl is getting tired with her life. She apparently loses the courage within that unfortunately leads her to go nowhere in this world. One thing that Kelly should keep in her mind is that "when you fail to plan, you plan to fail." So don't give up girl. Keep on fire.

The Cure to Start Recording New Album In January

November 19, 2005 04:24:44 GMT

While Robert Smith, the frontman of music group The Cure, has been busy working on a number of archival projects, he reveals that his band will in January next year hit the studio to record its next album. "We will now not be in the studio 'for real' until January 2006. But we are still on course for a summer release, as it's all in the preparation," Smith posted on the band's website (http://www.thecure.com).

As to everybody to know, the as yet titled new set will mark The Cure's first project since losing keyboardist Roger O'Donnell and guitarist Perry Bamonte, who left the band earlier this year. Besides, it will also be the first release since former guitarist Porl Thompson rejoined the group.

The Very Best of Guns N' Roses

November 19, 2005 04:07:25 GMT

Music great Guns N' Roses is reaching their golden year. Already released "Greatest Hits" early last year, the rockers are now set to release a double-disc set dubbed "Welcome to the Jungle: The Very Best of Guns N' Roses."

The album is set to hit the market on December 20 Stateside, while a British release hasn't yet been confirmed. The track list for the new package also has yet to be announced.

Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart Champions

November 18, 2005 09:01:44 GMT

The "Gold Digger" won't rule the chart any longer. Its singer, Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx, lose their reign to R&B rookie Chris Brown, whose single "Run It!" finally ends West's 10-week run at the top of the US singles chart after spending four consecutive weeks at number two. "Run It!" then marks the November 17th with victory, turns down "Gold Digger" to the second position.

The Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps" remains at No. 3, so does Young Jeezy's "Soul Survivor" featuring Akon which holds steady at No. 4. Also in the same position as they did last week is Nickelback's "Photograph" at No. 5 and Sean Paul's "We Be Burnin"' at No. 6.

Some Hearts Captivated by Underwood's New Album

November 18, 2005 04:18:11 GMT

She really is the real American Idol. Those who vote her won't feel sorry as they've chosen the right person to be their future idol. Carrie Underwood is a multitalented singer. As time goes by, her music career shines even brighter. It seems that she really is predestined to be a great singer.

Don't go too far, just look at the success of her debut album "Some Hearts." Not only some, but many hearts have been won by the country singer. Released Tuesday November 15th, the album scores great on the market to become an obvious evidence for us to judge her as a great future singer the world ever has.

The Strokes' First Impressions on 'Earth'

November 18, 2005 03:45:43 GMT

First impression determines what comes next. So said many people. The same holds true for band The Strokes, who feels that first impression is important indeed, holds a crucial role to be more specific, especially for their music career. Feeling so, they are trying to perform the best for fans during the promo tour for their third album, "First Impressions of Earth."

This isn't their first performance in front of public worldwide, but still they promising to create a buzz, during which the band, according to guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., will perform a series of secret club shows around the world in the coming weeks, beginning November 14 in Tokyo and proceeding to London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Milan, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.
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