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Sony Corp.'s movie studio has bid $50 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a film based on rehearsal footage for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" comeback concert series, according to a person familiar with the bid. The person said Monday that the bid came after several studios, including Paramount, Universal and 20th Century Fox, were shown footage starting early last week. more
Madonna has visited some of the eight workers who were injured in an accident in which two more were killed while assembling a music stage for the singer in the French port of Marseilles.more
While on the American Idols Live tour, Adam Lambert told MTV News that his upcoming album is going to be "a fusion thing." "It's kind of taking the best parts of music from the '70s, like the classic-rock era, and trying to somehow fuse it with modern, dancier, electronic production," Lambert explained. more
Susan Boyle, a singer who became a global star with a show-stopping performance on "Britain's Got Talent," has said in a television interview that her sudden fame was like a "demolition ball."more
LCD Soundsystem are set to release a new collection of remixes based around their '45:33' mini-album this summer. The remixes will be issued on a series of 12-inch vinyl singles, while all of them will be collected together for a full expanded version of the album, which is out on September 14. more
The track is on sale now via T.I.'s official website, located at www.trapmuzik.com, and will be released at all DSPs on July 28th.
The band's summer is in full swing after several performances at Bonnaroo last month, and their first set of West Coast headlining dates in the LA area. The band also recently made their network television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Friday June 26, performing "Bruises."
The CD/DVD package contains the full Artwork album, a DVD with behind the scenes footage, a 20-page expanded booklet, an exclusive Artwork t-shirt and a limited edition signed 18x24 band poster. It also includes two never before heard exclusive b-sides: "In A Needle" and "On the Cross (Save Yourself Mix)." The tracks will be digitally delivered on August 25th.
Produced by Matt Squire, Artwork is a raw collection of eleven songs that not so delicately teeter the line between being aggressively discordant and charmingly hooky. "This record is more sincere," guitarist Quinn Allman says. "It's got a sound more reminiscent of the first record. Lyrically, it completely engulfs you and makes you feel safe but it's all about feeling alone and empty and knowing there's always a light. If you're frustrated that much it means you care that much. The music isn't showing off. It's just being what it is. I think the fans will appreciate all that." - buy it here, registration required
In 2003, Jamiroquai brought their signature blend of danceable pop back to the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival. On this, their 3rd appearance at Montreux, charismatic front man Jay Kay and his crew rocked the crowd for two hours, bringing an eclectic new vibe to the Swiss musical showcase. This visually dynamic Blu-ray concert (originally released on standard DVD in October 2007) truly embodies the concept of "Virtual Insanity" in a good way. In addition to the 15-song set, a bonus track, "Space Cowboy," from their 1995 appearance is also included.
A bold concoction of jazz, funk, pop, electronica, soul, and rock, Jamiroquai has enjoyed massive success, with four #1 albums in the UK. Their debut, Travelling Without Moving, sold over 2.5 million copies when it was first released in 1996, making a name for them in the States as well. Considered one of the most successful British bands of the nineties, their "best of" CD, High Times: The Singles went straight to #1, and sold double-platinum in the UK. Once again, Eagle Rock is spreading the good times to the home entertainment market. - more on this story
Long recently completed a series of showcase tastemaker appearances in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville, playing to SRO crowds who had discovered his music via the film, YouTube and his ever-changing MySpace page (www.myspace.com/musicbobbylong).
WFUV Music Director Rita Houston and Bob Boilen, host of NPR Music's "All Songs Considered," will be at Newport, RI's Fort Adams State Park to bring listeners two days of music from the storied annual festival, now in its 50th year.
While folk music at heart, Feral Harmonic is far from traditional, with the songs drawing elements from different influences such as indie and even punk rock. The album explores transcending fear, and the human spirit's tenacity when faced with life's complications and challenges. Bold and resounding, the songs run the gamut from barreling and joyous ("Little Bird Courage") to cautious and foreboding ("Trust", "Next Flood") to quiet and wistful ("Southern Radio").
ShortsHD is a unique entertainment channel dedicated to short movies. ShortsHD broadcasts 24-hours a day in 30-60 minute blocks and is available on AT&T U-verse TV as part of the HD Premium tier for an additional $5 a month. ShortsHD is the world's first high definition channel dedicated to short movies.
Launching with a collection of entertaining short movies in a variety of genres, programming is separated into 'Zones' from Stars in Shorts that offers short movies with notable stars such as Keira Knightley and Michael Cera to Animate! featuring stop-motion and computer generated animated shorts that push the limits of imagination. - more on this story