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Pink Floyd Classic Lineup at Live 8 Concert

June 13, 2005 03:16:44 GMT

For the very first time in 24 years, the classic lineup of British rock band Pink Floyd would play together. This time the consisting of guitarist David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason, keyboard player Richard Wright and bassist Roger Waters, will be on stage, playing at London's Live 8 charity concert for Africa on July 2.

They are set to perform along with Elton John, Madonna, Paul McCartney and Coldplay. "Like most people I want to do everything I can to persuade the G-8 leaders to make huge commitments to the relief of poverty and increased aid to the third world," Gilmor said about their teaming up for the concert.

"Someday Britney Will Understand"

June 13, 2005 02:34:43 GMT

Guys, get ready for the present Britney Spears has prepared for you. The pop diva is going to give her fans, especially those of her UPN reality show, the world premiere of the video for her new single, "Someday (I Will Understand)."

The video is set to be shown during the one-hour series finale of "Britney and Kevin: Chaotic" on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET). In the last titled "Veil of Secrecy," Spears and husband Kevin Federline reveal how they kept their wedding day plans in secret, surprising even their family and closest friends last September with the private ceremony in Studio City, Calif.

Duo "Brooks & Dunn" to Reprise Hosting Duties

June 11, 2005 03:27:56 GMT

This year Country Music Association Awards show is slated to be held November 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden. Will host the event is last year's duo Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, which reprising host duties has been confirmed by the association's Executive Director Ed Benson on Friday.


Coldplay "X & Y" Album to Enter the Record Books

June 11, 2005 02:15:59 GMT

The hard work the British band Coldplay has done in completing their much anticipated album "X & Y" finally is paid off. According to the data released on Sunday evening, the album has been sold as many as 450,000 copies in its first week since its Monday release, verifying it to certainly top this week's album charts.

On top of that album success to reach the top chart, with such achievement of selling, "X & Y" is set to enter the record books. HMV spokesman Gennaro Castaldo, furthermore, predicted the album would probably "sell somewhere in the region of 15 million copies, confirming Coldplay's level of superstardom." Congrats bro.

Free Tickets for the "Never Gone" Band Fans

June 10, 2005 02:43:50 GMT

It's been so long since Backstreet Boys held their last tour and now they're going to hit the road for one more time, mainly in support of "Never Gone," their first album in more than four years. The album itself due Tuesday, while the tour will be begun July 22 at the Sound Advice Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Fla., and run through September 2 at the Clark County Amphitheater in Portland, Oregon.

In an attempt of promotion, the band is teaming with Clear Channel Music Group and AOL Music to offer fans two-for-one tickets. While the ticket offer applies only to the tour's Clear Channel venues and runs through June 24, starting from June 10, fans who visit http://www.aolcityguide.com and buy two reserved seats for the summer dates will get two free lawn or mezzanine seats to the same show. There won't be any facility fees or ticket surcharges for those lucky fans who get the free tickets.

Carrie, American & Nashville Idol

June 10, 2005 02:30:36 GMT

Since she's been crowned the American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood has captured many people's attention. Even more, the newly-born singer is also becoming a Nashville idol.

Approvingly, Carrie is slated to perform on the first day of the Country Music Association's annual festival held Thursday. Commenting on her appearance on the event, she said "I'm from Oklahoma and grew up listening to country music. I think it's the most cheerful music."

Velvet Revolver in Jeopardy???

June 09, 2005 03:48:06 GMT

They have "family obligations" and album "pre-production work" to be done so that they have to, reluctantly, cut short their European tour Tuesday. More or less, that's what rock band Velvet Tour spokeswoman Kristine Ashton-Magnuson said in clearing the rumors claim the band's split.

In fact, a newspaper and television station in Finland reported that the band had split. This then raises questions on the band's future, which is soon answered by Kristine "The band has not broken up. In fact, they're coming back to the U.S. early to start the next record."

Aretha Franklin Wants to Take the Day Off

June 09, 2005 03:26:27 GMT

Aretha Franklin wants to take the day off. No matter what she seems to really need the break so that she has to cancel her concert in North Carolina, for which she's been scheduled to go on stage this week in New Jersey.

Due to that fact, Franklin herself refused to reschedule the Cary show for August, instead of next year rescheduling. Commenting on the cancellation, House of Blues' vice president of Southeast concerts Jim Mallonee claimed Franklin's reason "...is just bizarre."

The Emancipation of A Diva

June 09, 2005 02:26:24 GMT

Has been back with her new album, Mariah Carey proves her emancipation. After being debuted at number one in April, the singer's "Emancipation" again returns to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart, moving 172,000 copies last week. This achievement obviously strengthen the power of Carey, whose "Emancipation has been no lower than number three on the charts since its release.

On the 2nd of the Top 10 list is System of a Down's "Mezmerize," which soon followed by Audioslave's "Out of Exile" at 3rd and Toby Keith's "Honkytonk University" at 4th. "Love, Angel, Music, Baby" by Gwen Stefani seats at 5th, while Common's "Be" at 6th. The 7th to 10th in sequence is; "Stand Up" by Dave Matthews Band, 50 Cent's "The Massacre," Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway," and "Il Divo" by Il Divo.

The "Monkey Business" Dominates Chart

June 08, 2005 04:15:27 GMT

They have been exploring many, from TV commercials to the Grammy Awards. Now, Black Eyed Peas hanging at No. 3 on Billboard's Pop 100 chart with their latest album "Monkey Business," out June 7 on A&M/Interscope.

The new album, consisting of 15 tracks, was recorded in two-and three-month spurts throughout 2004 while the group was touring, promoting Rock the Vote and raising money for the tsunami relief effort. As the album has successfully gained such achievement on the chart, the quartet may feel proud, yet has to work even harder to maintain their victory.

The Power of "Libra" Girl

June 08, 2005 03:54:26 GMT

It is Toni Braxton's first album since her 2002's "More Than a Woman." Containing a totally new material, she names it "Libra," which is a reference to her October 7 birthday.

Scheduled to be released in September via Blackground Records, the album's first single "Please," produced by hitmaker Scott Storch, has debuted at No. 78 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Duran Duran is Back

June 08, 2005 03:18:43 GMT

British rock act Duran Duran confirms its coming back for their fanatics as they will begin a series of songwriting sessions this August through to mid-December, before finally hits the studio in January. Working on the project, which is said as a follow-up to its 2004 comeback album "Astronaut," the band has already appointed Dallas Austin as one of the producers they are going to work with. Unsettled plans set the fruit of the work to be released on early summer 2006.


"Back in Black" Makes America's Best-Sellers List

June 08, 2005 02:52:34 GMT

Australian music group AC/DC has made the Recording Industry Assn. of America's all-time best-sellers list with their 1980 breakthrough "Back in Black," which has been sold for 21 million copies. The song, originally released by Atco and was reissued in 2003 by Epic along with the rest of the band's catalog, places AC/DC on fifth to be with singer Billy Joel, who made the same achievement in 2000 thanks to his "Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & II."

Remains on the top of the list is "Eagles/Their Greatest Hits" (Asylum), which last certified in 2002 at 28 million. Makes the second on the list is Michael Jackson's "Thriller" (Epic), which reached 27 million in an April RIAA accounting. Comes afterwards is Pink Floyd's "The Wall" (23 million/1999; Capitol) and "Led Zeppelin IV" (22 million/1999; Atlantic). Some others rewarded new multi-platinum include Usher, Gwen Stefani, Rascal Flatts, Chicago, and many more.

The Kings March with the Machines

June 07, 2005 04:31:44 GMT

In support of "Aha Shake Heartbreak," its sophomore RCA album which has been sold 109,000 copies in the United States, Kings Of Leon will team up with Secret Machines to embark a tour. The tour is slated to begin July 15 in Portland, Ore., and wrapping August 20 in Nashville.


Hip-Hopers Highlight Summer Jam Concert

June 07, 2005 04:03:37 GMT

Just like it has in past years, this year's WQHT's annual Summer Jam has also been liven up by many notable musicians, like Nas, Mobb Deep, The Game, 50 Cent, Amerie, Cam'ron, Jadakiss, and many more. One of the performers sang at the event held May 5, 2005, was rapper Jay-Z, whose special surprise appearance shocked the crowd of 50,000 inside Giants Stadium as they screaming and waving for the legend.

Along with Jay-Z there was The Game, who during the Sunday's show used the stage to air out 50 Cent, saying the press conference they had ever held as a fake. Some other musicians opened up the event among others Amerie, D-Block, and the Diplomats. Ghostface Killah and Sizzla performed during the D-Block set, while the Diplomats were joined by Houston's Paul Wall.
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