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Australian media reported that fans walked out of the first of Spears' 14 Australian performances that was staged in Perth on Friday after just a few songs, describing it as "boring," "stiff," mimed and lacking interaction with the audience.
But the promoter of Spears' Australian "Circus" tour, her manager and some fans rushed to her defense, saying this savaging has left the U.S. pop singer traumatized.
- see what she had to say
On November 16, Rihanna will give a sneak peek at her new album, Rated R, with a secret show in London that will be webcast worldwide. more
Michael Jackson's father is seeking an allowance from his son's estate to help cover expenses that exceed $15,000 a month, according to court documents filed Friday. more
A reality show miniseries about the Jackson family will premiere Dec. 13 on A&E, the network says. Back-to-back hour episodes will air that night at 9 p.m. EST. more
Sony Pictures said Sunday that it will bring Kenny Chesney to movie theaters in April in a limited-engagement concert film, "Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D." more
Check out Wyclef's full stream of From The Hut, To The Projects, To The Mansion out November 10. Head here for a listen.
American Idol winner Kris Allen's self-titled debut record will make its world debut streaming on AOL Music starting this Monday, November 9. more
Broadway has found its Spider-Man rock singer Reeve Carney. Producer Michael Cohl says Carney will portray celebrated web-slinger Peter Parker in "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark." more
Singer Sir Elton John is released from a London hospital after being treated for flu and E. coli, a spokesman for the star says. more
Recently signed to Linda Perry's Custard label via Universal Motown Records, Little Fish's debut album BAFFLED AND BEAT is set for an early 2010 release. The album was produced by Perry herself, in her Los Angeles studio.
Little Fish is currently on tour in the UK supporting The Eagles Of Death Metal and will finish up a set of dates with Juliette Lewis in December. With a handful of CMJ dates already under their belt, the band will soon be hitting the States to strut their stuff.
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With such a strong response to the original, Keelay & Zaire have decided to put together a MYX Music Label All-Star team on its remix, including Tunji, Kam Moye (aka Supastition), Jern Eye, Thurzday (U.N.I.), and Ragen Fykes. Speaking on why they chose to remix this song, Keelay says, "In a lot of the remixes we have been doing the past year we really wanted to bring back the remix culture of the 90's when folks would do a whole new take on a song. We decided to hop in the studio with our band The Park and completely redo the original beat with a much more live feel."
While the official track has yet to be unleashed, the video gives viewers a unique inside peak into the making of a remix, giving a look at each artist laying down their verses over the newly laid live instrumentation. For those who may rarely get to see the behind the scenes work of artists in the studio, this video lets fans check a few of their favorites live and in action. Ridin High is available now via MYX Music Label.
- watch it here
Co-produced by Khosla and Beach Boys engineer Jeff Peters, this album has lived in Khosla's mind since he was a child, growing up in his New Jersey home listening to a mix of Bollywood oldies and Western rock bands. "Mohd. Rafi, Michael Stipe of REM, Kishore Kumar, and The Beatles all have inspired me ever since I could sing my first note," Khosla reveals.
The legendary jazz and r&b producer Joel Dorn (Apr. 7, 1942 Dec. 17, 2007) initially heard Mendelson's first self-released solo CD in 2005 and was sufficiently impressed to offer his expertise. Before he passed in 2007, Dorn was instrumental in landing her current recording deal with Ryko, and they worked hand and hand in the studio on these 6 tracks. Leslie went on to record her Ryko debut, Swan Feathers with Rob Mounsey producing.
Together, Dorn and Mendelson created a collection of the pristine songs filled with timeless splendor. Mendelson's stunning song craft and heartfelt lyrics stand out on original songs like "I Won't Tell", "Last Goodbye" and "I Know You Better Than That". And with effervescent soul and pure subtlety, Mendelson and Dorn recreate Rolling Stones' "Waiting On A Friend", George Harrison's "Beware of the Darkness" and The Ronettes' "Be My Baby". - more on this story
His video has also been picked up as ITUNES' Video of the week. It doesn't slow down for him as he joins Lady Gaga's "Monster Ball" tour which will be the hottest ticket this winter. The new pop sensation will be opening up for Lady Gaga along with Kid Cudi starting December 27th.
An East Coast transplant, coming up in well-known New York City venues including Birdland. Mercury Lounge. The Bitter End and The Living Room, Bobby Syvarth (www.bobbysyvarth.com) has been engaging audiences coast to coast with his eclectic blend of pop/jazz vocals and extraordinary musicianship. Bobby invites the listener deep inside his melodic stories with a smooth, and sensitive demeanor, shot through with an honest, organic beat.