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will.i.am Talks Black Eyed Peas' Forthcoming 'The E.N.D'


December 06, 2008 05:07:28 GMT


In an interview, Black Eyed Peas' member will.i.am reveals that he plans to make the band's upcoming LP "The E.N.D (The Energy Never Dies)" as a "music diary." He tells Billboard, "It's a diary ... of music that at any given time, depending on the inspiration, you can add to it."

"When it comes out, there'll be 12 songs on it, but the next day there could be 100 songs, 50 sketches, 1,000 blogs all (online) around 'The End' so the energy really, truly never dies," will.i.am explains further. "I'm trying to break away from the concept of an album. What is an album when you put 12 songs on iTunes and people can pick at it like scabs? That's not an album. There is no album anymore."

Video Premiere: Miley Cyrus' 'Fly on the Wall'


December 06, 2008 03:59:46 GMT


A paparazzi-inspired music video to promote Miley Cyrus' new single "Fly on the Wall" has been premiered. Shot in a dance studio in downtown Los Angeles on November 9, it starts with a capture of her leaving a theater with a guy who "gets overcome by some strange cough" and then turns to a paparazzi.

In the next scene of the video, Miley screams and flees from his chase. "She is backed into a corner with nowhere to turn and the paparazzi approaching" but then instead of attacking or photographing her, "they break into choreography" in a parking lot.

Chris Brown's New Song 'Save Me' Comes Out


December 06, 2008 03:25:26 GMT


A new song from Chris Brown has arrived. Titled "Save Me", the single is a slow ballad jam which takes 3 minutes 8 seconds long. Reportedly produced by David Banner, it is expected to be featured on Chris' upcoming LP, tentatively titled "Graffiti".

Earlier this week, Chris Brown was announced as one of the nominees of Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, thanks to his duet with Jordin Sparks on "No Air". Also, he received another count in Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, competing with Eric Benet, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, and Usher.

Video Premiere: Metro Station's 'Seventeen Forever'


December 06, 2008 02:27:36 GMT


A music video promoting Metro Station's song "Seventeen Forever" has been debuted. Shot in carnival-themed scenes, the video features crowd of an entertainment spot complete with its fun house, ferris wheel, fire barrels, and stunt motorcyclists.

In the Metro Station's music video, Miley Cyrus, half-sister of the band's guitarist and vocalist Trace Cyrus, is captured making a cameo appearance among teenage boys and kids playing around the carnival. She is seen playing bumper car and laughing through the set.

Jazmine Sullivan Wants to Duet With Chris Martin

December 05, 2008 07:36:00 GMT


Soul music singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan stated that she wants to record a song with Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin. "I actually want to do a song with Chris Martin," Jazmine confessed to People during an interview. "So maybe somebody will introduce me to him, or I can slip him an album and he can listen!"

Apart from her desire to collaborate with Chris Martin, Jazmine Sullivan also shared her excitement concerning her being nominated for five nods at 51st Annual Grammy Awards, which is to be held on February 8, 2009, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. "It was surreal," she claimed. "I've been working for this my whole life and to see it finally pay off is just wonderful."

Video Premiere: Dierks Bentley's 'Feel That Fire'

December 05, 2008 06:51:13 GMT


Country music singer Dierks Bentley has released a music video aimed to promote his new song "Feel That Fire". In the video, he is seen singing verses narrating "about a girl who wants to be as alive as humanly possible, to feel everything, to take it to the hilt."

"Feel That Fire" is a self-penned song which contains electric guitar sounds blended with up-tempo jam. Reportedly listed in Bentley's upcoming fourth major studio album of the same name, the song peaked at number 7 on Canadian Radio & Records Country Singles chart but only managed to land at number 71 on Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart since its release in late September.

Cher Plots to Cover '60s Classic Hit Singles in New LP


December 05, 2008 06:05:44 GMT


Cher plans to enter recording booth to cover 1960s classic songs for her forthcoming studio album. Spilling the beans on the matter, she reveals that she wants to re-cycle hit singles from such musicians as The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Otis Redding.

"I'm planning an album of all these great songs from the '60s that I've never covered before," Cher said in an inteview. "It was such a magical time for music - groups like The Beatles, The Hollies, The Zombies, The Kinks, the Stones [The Rolling Stones] and singers like [Bob] Dylan and Otis Redding."

Britney Spears' 'Circus' Official Music Video Premiered


December 05, 2008 04:11:02 GMT


One day after the full leaked music video for her new single "Circus" hit the web, Britney Spears moves up the premiere date for the video from December 5 to December 4. While the unofficial video features low quality scenes, the official one is filmed in high quality with the same circus-themed captures showing a lion, elephants, jugglers and a fireeater put as cameos.

In related news, Britney Spears will be touring for a roadshow known as "The Circus Starring Britney Spears". Starting on March 3, 2009 at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA, she will continue traveling across North America and Canada with The Pussycat Dolls as her main supporting act to complete at least 26 other dates.

Akon Feels 'Gutted' After Losing Michael Jackson Collaboration


December 05, 2008 02:52:18 GMT


During an interview, Akon revealed the he was "gutted" after his duet song with Michael Jackson was dropped from the tracklisting of his newly-released record "Freedom". Opening up to The Daily Star, he put the blame over the missing out of the collaborative single on Internet leaks.

"Musically we were on the same level and we wanted it to be special," Akon explained in a statement. "We wanted it so that when people got my album, it was something that was never heard. But the leak stopped those plans."

Video Premiere: Lily Allen's 'The Fear'


December 05, 2008 01:59:07 GMT


A music video in the accompaniment of Lily Allen's brand new song "The Fear" has made its way out. Shot in Bedfordshire, it presents the British singer singing the song surrounded by hunks dancing around her. Near the end, it shows her walking out of her balloons-decorated house, away from the crowd.

"The Fear" is a mid-tempo jam coming off Lily's sophomore major studio effort "It's Not Me, It's You". Starting with a melodic guitar sounds, the song mainly talks about the superficiality in the entertainment industry. "I wanna be rich and I want lots of money/I don't care about clever..." she sings before blasting off the celebrities who think taking their clothes off will make them more famous. "It will be shameless/Cuz everyone knows this is how you get famous."

Audio Stream of Lady GaGa's New Song 'Christmas Tree'


December 04, 2008 08:07:24 GMT


Lady GaGa is ready to deck the halls this season as she has released a brand new Christmas single titled "Christmas Tree". Featuring Space Cowboy singing some verses on the hook, the song carries an up-beat electropop jam.

In related news, Lady GaGa will embark on a U.K. roadshow with The Pussycat Dolls. Kicking off the gig on January 18, 2009 at AECC in Aberdeen, Scotland, she will head up to Glasgow the next day for a live concert at SECC and wrap up in Berlin on February 19, 2009. Complete details of her upcoming shows can be found on her MySpace page.

Video Premiere: Seal's 'People Get Ready'

December 04, 2008 07:24:53 GMT


A music video in support of Seal's new single "People Get Ready" has been debuted. Shot entirely in black and white scenes, it shows the soul singer enjoying his loneliness singing the song all alone with lamps put on trees around him illuminating the set.

"People Get Ready" is a 1965 gospel-influenced track written by Curtis Mayfield and originally recorded by The Impressions for their self-titled album. The song has been covered by many musicians including Phil Collins, Alicia Keys, Joss Stone, and many others.

Video: 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' Live Performances


December 04, 2008 06:34:26 GMT


This year, NBC's annual tree-lighting ceremony has become a star-studded show. Taking place at Rockefeller Center's Art Deco Plaza in Manhattan, the event is lightened up with live performances from Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, David Cook, Beyonce Knowles, and many more.

Broadcast live on December 3, the show sees the Jonas boys singing "Girl of My Dreams" and Miley delivering a single entitled "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree". In addition to the Disney stars' live appearances, it is also liven up by David playing "Happy Christmas", Beyonce performing "Ave Maria" and Rascal Flatts taking the stage with "White Christmas".

51st Annual Grammy Awards Nominees Announced, Lil Wayne Led With Eight Nods


December 04, 2008 04:46:19 GMT


Nominations for the 51st annual Grammy Awards have been announced in a CBS' live show which took place at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre on December 3. Co-hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift, the event revealed that rap mogul Lil Wayne led the pack with eight nods.

Topping the nominations, Wayne put his sixth studio album "Tha Carter III" into a battle in the category of "Album of the Year" with Coldplay's "Viva La Vida", Ne-Yo's "Year of the Gentleman", Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' "Raising Sand" and Radiohead's "In Rainbows". Meanwhile, he gained seven other nods from such categories as "Best Rap Solo Performance", "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration", "Best Rap Album", "Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group" and "Best Rap Song". In the two latter counts, he received two nominations each.

Madonna Postponed Argentina Gigs Due to Equipments Late Arrival

December 04, 2008 02:56:28 GMT


Madonna was forced to postpone her live concerts in Argentina, citing unforeseen technical difficulties as the cause. "Madonna's producers told (River Plate Club) management that Wednesday's show has been suspended," an official from the local company Time 4 Fun told AFP.

In further explanation, the club official revealed that sound equipments and wardrobes needed for the event didn't arrive in time due to flight delay. "And [Madonna] asked it be moved to next Monday, because some of her equipment and wardrobe have not arrived," so the official stated.
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