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Mariah Carey Leads AMA Nominees

September 21, 2005 02:59:46 GMT

Just like the title of her single, Mariah Carey and American Music Award nominations belong together. The R&B diva led the 33rd annual AMA, scheduled for Nov. 22 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and will be broadcast live by ABC, earning four nominations including Favorite Female Pop Singer and Favorite Female Soul Singer.

Moreover, Carey's album "The Emancipation of Mimi" is up for Favorite Pop/Rock Album, to compete "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson and "American Idiot" by Green Day, who earned three nominations each. Other multiple nominees among others; 50 Cent with three nominations, Black Eyed Peas, Destiny's Child, Eminem, Fantasia Barrino, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Gretchen Wilson, who all racked up two nominations apiece.

Medical Emergency; Adkins Cancels Concerts

September 20, 2005 06:14:11 GMT

News; Trace Adkins had emergency surgery for an abdominal infection after a concert in Morton, Minn., last week. The country singer publicist, Schatzi Hageman, says Adkins underwent surgery Friday at Redwood Area Hospital following a concert at Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in Morton.

Doctors said the surgery was successful and he's expected to make a full recovery. Due to that fact, the 43-year-old singer has to reluctantly cancel concerts in Spencer, Iowa; Hutchison, Kansas; Ashland, Ohio; and Centerville, Michigan.

U2 Announces Support for N.American Tour

September 20, 2005 05:49:58 GMT

What do the like of Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Patti Smith and Damian Marley have as music performers? Well, they have all, including skills, quality, achievement and their own music styles, all of which have made them famous. Hence, it is understandable then that Irish rock band U2 interested in and recruit them all as support acts for its North American tour, which kicked off in Canada during the weekend.

Will open the first eight dates of the North American trek, starting September 12-17 with four shows in a row at Toronto's Air Canada Centre is Dashboard Confessional. Keane, in continuation, performs October 3 in Boston, and will support U2 for two Beantown shows as well as five gigs at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

'Bullet in a Bible'

September 20, 2005 04:59:21 GMT

Next Nov. 15 Green Day will release a live DVD via Reprise, dubbed "Bullet in a Bible." The material of the project is taken from the band's June performances at the U.K.'s Milton Keynes National Bowl. "Bullet in a Bible" was directed by Samuel Bayer, who recently won two MTV Video Music Awards for his work on the Green Day clip "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."

The DVD will contain old favorites like "Longview," "Minority," "Basket Case" and closer "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)." More about "Bullet," it also is containing band interviews and backstage footage.

'Have a Nice Day' with Bon Jovi

September 17, 2005 05:48:50 GMT

Long time no see, Bon Jovi is appearing with a brand new spirit. Won't left behind by other old and new music bands, the veteran rockers will back their forthcoming album, "Have a Nice Day," with a world tour that gets underway this fall in North America.

The tour reportedly will be begun in early November, and dates are stacked up through late December. In time, the band will play multiple nights at some venues in the Northeast, with two-night stands set for New York City, Philadelphia and their home state Jersey. Moreover, they will also play in Dallas; Atlanta; Seattle; Portland, OR; Milwaukee; Nashville; Houston; San Jose, CA; Los Angeles; Phoenix and Las Vegas.

Kanye West Heads South

September 16, 2005 03:29:36 GMT

In support of "Late Registration," his one-million-selling Number One album, Kanye West will embark on a forty-four-date tour opens October 11th outside Miami. Joining him on the "Touch the Sky" fall trek are fellow Chicago rapper Common Sense, American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, and R&B newcomer Keyshia Cole.

As a part of the tour, the rapper will visit amphitheaters and arenas, including Houston's Reliant Arena, which until recently had been hosting New Orleans evacuees who fled the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Get the complete schedule of the tour at http://today.reuters.com.

Jr. Gong's New Album Released

September 14, 2005 08:19:06 GMT

Damian Marley, the son of reggae icon Bob Marley, has had his new album "Welcome To Jamrock" released Tuesday, September 13th. In companion with that, the so-called "Jr. Gong" also announces a 24-city fall tour, beginning November 3rd in Saint Petersburg, Florida and culminating on December 6th in Norfolk, Virginia.

Most important than all is that Damian is donating one dollar for every ticket sold to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. All dates will go on sale the weekend of September 17th. Speaking about the album, it's been called "thrilling protest anthem" about life in Kingston, Jamaica.

Dylan Boycott

September 14, 2005 08:01:21 GMT

Music retailer HMV Canada has removed all of Bob Dylan's music from its shelves. Not without reason, but the chain was angered by the singer's 18-month deal with Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks to exclusively sell his new album, "Bob Dylan: Live at the Gaslight 1962," in its stores. The album already went on sale Aug. 30 at Starbucks' 4,600 shops in the United States and Canada and will not be released to other sales outlets for 18 months. Thus, HMV said it would not return Dylan's albums to its shelves until the Starbucks' window runs out.

All That Santana Set Free

September 14, 2005 07:35:35 GMT

The long awaited release of new Santana album, "All That I Am," outs November 1st on Arista Records. The album's lead single "I'm Feeling You" reuniting the guitarist with Michelle Branch, who wrote the song with John Shanks and Kara DioGuardi.

Moreover, the 13-track set also pairs Santana with other notable entertainers, like Mary J. Blige and OutKast's Big Boi on "My Man," Aerosmith's Steven Tyler on "Just Feel Better," Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett on the instrumental track "Trinity," and many more.

Echo & The Bunnymen Rock Siberia

September 13, 2005 08:01:50 GMT

"Siberia" that's a cool name labeled to an album. The U.K. rock act Echo & The Bunnymen's new release is set to marry the street in the United States on September 20, before then the group will begin a North American tour in Washington D.C. on November 18.

The 11-track set, released via Cooking Vinyl USA, consisting songs like "Stormy Weather," "Parthenon Drive" and "Sideways Eight." As for the video for "Stormy Weather," it can be viewed at http://www.bunnymen.com.

The Dangerous t.A.T.u Moving

September 13, 2005 07:35:11 GMT

British superstar Sting along with Richard Carpenter of The Carpenter helped out on the newest offering from the Russian pop duo, t.A.T.u. The two collaborated for t.A.T.u's sophomore album, "Dangerous and Moving," which comes out in the United States via Interscope Oct. 11.

In the 12-track set Sting played bass on "Friend or Foe," while Carpenter arranged and conducted the string parts for "Gomenasai." The album's first single, "All About Us," hits dance clubs this month and will be sent to Top 40 radio in October. Meanwhile, the "All the Things She Said" hit-makers are celebrating the birth of a new member of their extended family, in which singer Julia Volkova recently had a baby with her girlfriend.

Former Beatle Creates Chaos

September 13, 2005 03:46:24 GMT

Former Beatle, Paul McCartney releases his 13th solo album, "Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard," today as he prepares to launch his latest U.S. tour, which brings him to Glendale Arena on Nov. 23. The album, consisting of 13 songs, is McCartney's first since 2001's "Driving Rain," for which he's teamed up with producer Nigel Godrich, known for his work with Radiohead, Beck Hansen and Travis.

In addition to the CD's 13 official songs, there is also a "hidden track" appears at the end of the disc. Overall, Time magazine has declared "Chaos and Creation" to be McCartney's first album that matters since The Beatles broke up 35 years ago.

Control, Trapt's 2nd Album

September 12, 2005 06:12:45 GMT

The instant success that Trapt experienced through their 2002 self-titled debut has encouraged the rock band to out another new album that is expected to, at least, repeat the same attainment. Thus, the group set to release its sophomore album called "Someone in Control."

"You can have control over your life, and you can balance that in a way that still allows you to be happy and still allows you to be vulnerable," singer/guitarist Chris Brown speaking about the album's title. Lead single of the album, namely "Stand Up," which is about not putting up with insulting behavior has become a hit. It is No. 8 and No. 17 on the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts in its eight week.

Switchfoot Sounds Louder

September 12, 2005 05:06:42 GMT

Rock band Switchfoot tries to repeat the success of their 2003's "The Beautiful Letdown" with their new album "Nothing Is Sound." The work fueled by lead vocalist/principal songwriter Jon Foreman's thought-provoking lyrics and the musical prowess of his brother, bassist Tim Foreman, is set for a September 13 release.

"Nothing Is Sound" came in time while the band was touring to support "The Beautiful Letdown" and "The trick was actually rehearsing and arranging and even recording parts of it on the road," Jon Foreman says. "It's a challenge because it's hard to remember where you put your wallet let alone your parts to a song."

Long Road Leads Fogerty Home

September 12, 2005 04:48:21 GMT

The legendary John Fogerty said on Friday he has signed with Fantasy Records, the label that helped launches his career. To mark the reunion, the singer will on Nov. 1 issue "The Long Road Home."

In companion, there will also a live DVD, to be recorded Thursday Sept. 15 at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theater that will be released early next year. Besides, a new solo studio album and other projects are in development and will come soon.
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