Monthly Archives May 2007

Green Day punks up “Simpsons” theme song

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In a new twist, the score soundtrack for the upcoming “Simpsons” movie, featuring Green Day’s rendition of the show’s famous theme, will be released simultaneously by three companies.
On July 24, three days before the film opens in U.S. theaters, Warner Bros. Records will put out the Green Day single (the band also appears in the film). Fox Music will make a digital score album available through its Web site and other outlets. And Extreme Music, usually known for its vast production music library, will release 25,000 pink doughnut cases to such specialty retailers as Best Buy, Circuit City, Wal-Mart and Barnes & Noble.
For traditionalists, jewel-cased CDs also will be available. “We really wanted to think outside of the box”, Fox Music president Robert Kraft says...

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The Police Kick Off Their Reunion

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Vancouver was the first town to be chosen as a part of The Police’s reunion tour. The band performed in front of a sold out crowd of 20,000 people. It was the first time they played in a stadium for a long time; around 20 years. “Message in a Bottle”, a smash hit in 1979, was the first song sung, quickly followed by “Synchronicity”.

Fans were delighted to be able to see The Police on stage and while some were not even born when the band had its biggest success, others were happy to get to see them again. It’s always good to see an old success comeback and future plans for The Police also include a super reunion line up that will include Van Halen, Genesis and Eagles. More shows are already planned and if all will be like this first night maybe we will even see a new album soon...

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No Show in Rome for Barbara Streisand

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Barbara Streisand recently canceled her concert in Rome. It was scheduled for next month but it did meet many fans that complained of very high ticket prices. Organizers claimed the move had nothing to do with this. The official statement made by promoter Michael Cohl was:
“We met with unexpected production delays. We deeply apologize to the fans in Rome”
Ticket prices will be refunded and fans will be allowed to book a ticket at another European venue included in the tour. We have to think about one thing here. The prices were very high as they varied from around $200 to $1,200. The show was supposed to happen at the Flaminio Stadium, which has 24,000 seats...

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R.E.M. Will Launch a New Album

057-rem.jpgR.E.M. will start work on a new album next wife in a collaboration with Jacknife Lee as a producer. Mills said that:

“We are psyched to work with Jacknife Lee. We’ve got a great batch of songs, and can’t wait to put them down.”

Millions of fans from all across the world will be thrilled at this piece of news. Lee stated that the new songs signed R.E.M. are very exciting and might be the best ones composed by the band. After 2004’s “Around The Sun” fans have been wondering when some new songs will appear. Well, you still have to wait a little. R.E.M. still has some shows planed and only after that we can expect an official launch and even new tour dates to promote the new, yet to be named album.

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50 Cent says: ”Delusional Cam’ron is hurting diplomats camp”

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50 Cent is laughing straight through his feud with Cam’ron — and all the way to the bank. When Cam came out dissing 50, making a song and accompanying pair of videos called “Cuurtis,” 50 promptly flipped the whole scenario and named his next album Curtis. Mo’ money! When 50 tried to play mind games, saying the Diplomats should kick out Cam and nominate Jim Jones as the new head of the organization, some shrugged it off. Lo and behold, a few weeks later, Jones went public with his gripes about Cam and said he’s distancing himself from his longtime friend, musical collaborator and business partner.
50 Cent is laughing straight through his feud with Cam’ron — and all the way to the bank.

So now what’s next? Well last week, 50 appeared on BET’s “106 & Park” and said Cam’ron was basically ...

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The Greatest things about American Idol

american_idol.jpgThere are so many great things that we talk about the whole about American Idol. Since it started airing from season 1 until now the show has been a blast. And after several seasons it has already produced many of todays chart toping hits. Great names like Kelly Clarkson, Bo Bice, Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks are just some of the names that definitely made a big impact on the music world. The judges were also a great ingredient in this reality contest. Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson did a great job in bringing great new talents to the American Idol. And now, another great chapter adds up to the show as Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis will finally bring out their last performances. Whoever wins in this show they are already both winners to me. Good luck!

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Urban handed wine on a flight

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Country music singer and recovering alcoholic Keith Urban knew he was back in Australia when a Qantas flight attendant welcomed him with a bottle of wine
The Grammy winner and country music chart topper, who has publicly acknowledged a former addiction to cocaine, recently completed a three-month stint in rehab for alcohol abuse.
Urban, 39, who grew up in Australia, was offered a complimentary bottle of red wine during a recent Qantas Airways flight from Sydney to the South Australia state capital, Adelaide — part of a world tour for his latest album, “Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing.”
“I knew I was back in South Australia when the host came up to me, smiled, gave me a bottle of red and said, ‘Welcome to Adelaide Mr...

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Liberty X become Liberty ex

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Liberty X have announced they will not be recording any more material together.

The five-piece group, formed from 2001 reality show Popstars, made the announcement in a statement to fans on their website.

Although the group received considerably greater chart success than the show’s winners, Hear’Say, they have never managed to repeat the feat of their 2002 number one Just a Little.

That track won a Brit award for best single. Since then the group, consisting of Michelle Scott-Lee, Jessica Taylor, Kelli Young, Kevin Simm and Tony Lundon, have had six top ten hits including Being Nobody, Jumpin’ and Song 4 Lovers.

Their last release, X, charted at number 46 in the UK singles chart and the group have now decided to call it a day for good.

“We want to let the f...

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Kanye West Tour Details

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Kanye West is playing it strong and in order to succeed with a tour promoting the soon to be released new LP (“Graduation”). He stated that he will work with choreographer-director Jamie King, made famous by working with superstars like Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Prince, Britney Spears, Shakira and Mariah Carey. Kanye West said for MTV that:

“I’m working with Jamie King. I saw the last Madonna concert — he did the last Madonna concerts and so I’ve been sitting down vibing with him, cause I want to bring the level of entertainment up another level. At the end of the day, regardless of the he said/she said, regardless of whatever sh– I talk, whatever sh– anybody else talks — come to the show and have a good time.”

No tour dates have been confirmed but as I see Kanye West he is...

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U2 in Cannes

u2.jpgWow! U2 in Cannes! I hope Cannes was prepared when U2 performed at the Cannes Festival. These guys are great at their music. I liked their song Vertigo which also has a great music video. I bet the people in Cannes were also blown away by the performances of lead singer Bono. The festival was packed with thousands of visitor, movie fans, and party goers. Their new concert movie, U2 3D was shown in the festival.

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