Monthly Archives August 2007

Strait Talk at the CMAs

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George Strait is still blazing a trail through country music. The country legend, who had his 55th number-one single this year and was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, leads this year’s Country Music Association Awards with five nominations. He’s up for Entertainer of the Year, Top Male Vocalist and Best Single (for “Wrapped”), as well as for Best Album for It Just Comes Natural and Musical Event for the live version of “Hey Good Lookin’” with Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson. With that kind of nominations and the track record this guy has, I don’t think he has any competition as on date. Well what I would be interested in would be that when the awards are announced how many awards he will win out of the ones he is nominated for...

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More Troubles For Ozzfest

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Ozzy Osbourne’s touring Ozzfest show has been marred by another controversy after an off-duty police officer was attacked while trying to make an arrest on Tuesday night. According to North Carolina police, one officer suffered minor injuries in a scuffle at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre show in Charlotte, where he was working as a security guard. The crowds at these concerts are so unruly and badly behaved that either there should limited entry or adequate security arrangements should be put in place before there is any confirmation on the concert taking place. But police officials insist this was one incident during an otherwise trouble-free event...

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Common ft. Lily Allen (Drivin’ Me Wild)

Is a must buy for real hip hop fans. Album drops July 31
Common ft. Lily Allen – Drivin’ Me Wild
The track is the second single off his new album “Findin Forever” in stores now and the video premiered today via MT

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KT Tunstall Hopes For Split Inspiration

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Scottish rocker KT Tunstall longs for a split with her boyfriend – because it will give her inspiration for songs. The singer briefly split with long-term boyfriend Luke Bullen – and it inspired her to write song Someday Soon which features on new album Drastic Fantastic. And she now plans to have more arguments in a bid for musical success. Nonsense that you need to have split with your boyfriend to find inspiration to write love and emotional songs, that way to write rock and rap songs one would have to spend a few nights with a prostitute or a gay to write these woeful songs. I thing she’s completely looking at the wrong way to find inspiration to write songs, rather than a break up she could well sit on the pot and find better inspiration...

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Singer Faulkner scores top album

Newton Faulkner’s debut album includes the single Dream Catch Me
Singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner has hit the top spot in the UK album chart, confirming him as one of this year’s hottest new artists.
Hand Built By Robots was released last month and now sits above Elvis Presley and Amy Winehouse in the rundown.

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Faulkner rose to prominence supporting James Morrison and Paolo Nutini.

In the singles chart, Kanye West’s Stronger has held onto number one for a second week, holding off a challenge from Sean Kingston’s Beautiful Girls.

Soft rocker, acoustic alien, folk fantasist and blues boy are just a few of the nicknames you may fancy labelling Newton Faulkner. And if his personality is as laidback as his sound, the Surrey-bred Brit probably couldn’t care less what you tag him...

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Kanye West trumpets education in TV spot

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Kanye West says he isn’t political and has no interest in “who’s running with who” in the 2008 election. But the 30-year-old hip-hop mogul filmed a public service announcement Friday for an advocacy group trying to make education the top priority for the next president.

“Politics is a business,” the six-time Grammy winner told The Associated Press Friday. “I’m more social. I just care about people.”

During the filming of the television commercial, sponsored by Strong American Schools and his own Kanye West Foundation, West read from a script at the front of a mock classroom filled with real Chicago students.

“Yo. Becoming a music superstar took hard work but it also took a solid education,” West said dryly into the camera, his hands half inside his pockets.

“Say it with a little more mean...

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“Tattoo” – Jordin Sparks’ New Single!

Here’s the first single from the debut album of American Idol winner Jordin Sparks to be released in November. The song is titled “Tatoo”

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To Weed or not To Weed

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He’s rapped about it, made movies about it and is even nicknamed because of his love about it. But in a shocking turn of events, Method Man is going to educate people about the dangers of using it. What is it? Weed of course!

The Wu-Tang Clan member is ‘thrilled’ at his plans to discuss everything he knows about the evils of weed. He’s going to be speaking to students from 15 New York City high schools as part of a plea deal from getting busted with drugs this year.

Well that figures. It’s all a publicity stunt for the judge.

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The Veronicas – Hook Me Up

Australian pop duo The Veronicas and their new song “hook me up”

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Stolen Elvis Presley gun is recovered

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A handgun stolen from an exhibit during last week’s commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death has been recovered.

Surveillance video showed a man reaching into a display case at the “Elvis After Dark” exhibit at Graceland, Presley’s mansion, and removing a black, 9 mm Smith & Wesson pistol on Aug 14.

Travis Brookins turned the gun over to police Monday after the theft was reported by news media.

Brookins said he was cleaning portable toilets behind the exhibit hall last Thursday when he found the gun in the muck. Unaware the weapon had been stolen, Brookins took it home and cleaned it.

“He called us and said he thinks he had the gun and brought it to us,” Memphis police Lt. Jerry Gwyn said.

Gwyn said he believes the thief may have accidentally dropped the gun into the...

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