Monthly Archives September 2009

Common Talks Cousin’s Death

Common has broken his silence about his cousin’s tragic death last week and took the time to thank everyone for their support during the tough time. The rapper posted his statement on his blog, saying “Man, I want to thank each and every person who sent their love and condolences about my cousin, Ajile Turner. It has definitely been a tough time for me and my family, but as GOD always does he assures us that everything will be alright. I believe that you all’s support is just another way of assuring it. I thank you once again. God Bless.”

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Beyonce thinks young women under too much pressure to lose weight

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Singer Beyonce thinks young women are put under too much pressure to lose weight and not all men like skinny girls.

The wife of rapper Jay-Z believes that losing weight is hard.

When asked about how she lost weight for her tour, the Crazy In Love singer said: “Oh, it’s hard! When I was a teenager it was always hard for me to lose weight before the summer so I could look hot in my bathing suit. I’d always tell my mum it was her fault, as she made incredible fried chicken and other fried foods. So I basically worked out and ate lots of salads. It’s a matter of motivation.”

Beyonce, 28, added: “The only thing that really motivates me to lose weight is when I have to get ready for a film or go on tour. But I’m not obsessive about my weight...

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Honor Society Debut At #18 On Billboard Top 200

Pop-rockers Honor Society debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 this week, moving over 22,000 units of their debut album, Fashionably Late. The band kicked off their second headlining tour on Monday, September 21 in Minneapolis, MN and will continue a run of nearly 40 dates with shows across the United States and Canada including an appearance on The Today Show on Friday, September 25.

The release of Fashionably Late caps off a busy summer for Honor Society as they joined the Jonas Brothers on their World Tour 2009 performing to nearly 1 million fans throughout North America...

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Eminem’s Music Publishers Suing Apple

Eminem’s music publishers, Eight Mile Style LLC, are going after Apple Inc., claiming they “never authorized the use of 93 songs in a downloadable format on Apple’s popular iTunes service.” The two companies are expected to being a non-jury trial proceeding today but it’s unlikely that the rapper will appear. It’s unknown how much money is actually at stake but Eminem’s people are claiming that they’ve lost upwards of $2.5 million from iTunes download sales. Apple is denying the whole thing saying that they have a legal and viable contract with Aftermath Records, which controls the recordings in question. Eminem’s music publishers also filed a lawsuit against the label saying that they had no right to provide the songs.
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    Last Original Sugababe Leaves

    After a lot of cat fights within the band, Keisha Buchanan is no longer a member of Sugababes and has decided to pursue a solo career. The announcement was made on their official website which said “The current line-up of the Sugababes has disbanded. Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah will continue as the Sugababes and will be joined by new member Jade Ewen. They release their album ‘Sweet 7’ on November 23rd through Island Records. Keisha Buchanan will continue to record for Island Records as a solo artist.” Keisha was the last of the original line up to have left the band. I wonder what went down with the other girls to have her kicked out. It’s obvious that the problem wasn’t with the label as she’s still with them as a solo artist.

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    New Video Clips from U2

    U2 Releases New Video Clips from 360° Tour

    U2 kicked off the North American leg of their 360° Tour on September 13th, and cameras have been rolling during the shows and behind the scenes. Visit the official U2 YouTube channel to see video clips of songs from the concert, including “Your Blue Room” and “Vertigo” from the Chicago shows, a radio interview in Toronto, and an advance screening of an exclusive U2.com chat with the Edge.

    Can’t get enough live U2? Download the new Blackberry app that lets you get inside the new album No Line On The Horizon. The app features song previews, news, tour updates, exclusive images of the band in the recording studio and on the road, and more! Find out the specifics on the Blackberry website.

    No Line On The Horizon is U2′s twelfth studio album and...

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    OneRepublic’s New Single “All The Right Moves”

    Check out OneRepublic’s new single “All The Right Moves.” The powerful, drum-heavy track will appear on their forthcoming album, Waking Up, which is due out on November 17th. Visit OneRepublic.net for more info and upcoming tour dates with Rob Thomas.

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    All the Right Moves – OneRepublic

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    AFI Premiered New Album Crash Love on MySpace

    CRASH LOVE will be released September 29 on DGC/Interscope. First single “Medicate,” for which the band is currently shooting a video, is already available on iTunes both as a single download and as part of an 18-song CRASH LOVE deluxe edition featuring multiple bonus tracks both from the CRASH LOVE sessions and the AFI vaults.

    AFI recently added another leg of dates to its first series of live shows in the U.S. since its July 7, 2007 Live Earth appearance. The tour commences October 2 in Minneapolis with additional dates running up through a November 22 appearance at Stubbs Amphitheater in Austin, TX.

    Produced by Joe McGrath and Jacknife Lee, CRASH LOVE is AFI’s eighth album and arguably the band’s most focused, direct and ambitious effort to date...

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    Madonna Celebrates In New TV Spot

    Check out the new TV spot for Madonna’s Celebration CD. The Queen of Pop’s Ultimate Hits Collection is due out next week on September 29th and features digitally remastered versions of “34 songs that changed the world” plus 2 brand new tracks. The release will also be available as a single CD as well as a Premium Version which will include the Celebration Video Collection DVD.

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    Eminem Denied

    During an interview with the French radio program ‘Le 6-9’ last week, the host asked if Mariah Carey’s ‘Obsessed’ is a dig towards rapper Eminem. The singer replied with “I don’t even know who that is. I wrote the song and I’m very happy with it. And I’m happy with my new album. So I don’t know if somebody wants to write their little songs. I haven’t heard them on the radio, I don’t know what’s going on with that. They don’t seem to play them here in America. I’m not sure so I don’t know.” Wow. I think that’s pretty much a sign that this feud of theirs will never die.

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