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Chris Brown and Rihanna will continue their battle, this time around taking it to music scenes. Both the singers are scheduled to premiere their music videos this coming Friday, November 13. more
A judge on Monday ordered Karen McNeil to stay away from Justin Timberlake for the next three years. McNeil, who represented herself in the case, opposed the court order, writing in a court document that she thought she was destined to marry Timberlake and "to rule" with him. She also causes a scene in court. McNeil had previous "episodes" with Guns N' Roses star Axl Rose and Metallica more
Michael Jackson's father is making accusations of fraud against the administrators of the singer's will as he intensifies his campaign to get money from his son's estate. more
Michael Buble joins the "let's get our fans to buy our album twice" scheme. The Canadian singer tells Billboard.com that he will reissue the album -- which recently spent its first two weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. charts -- with some tracks left over from the recording sessions. more
After much delay, rapper Lil Wayne's rock-inspired album, "Rebirth," is now slated for a December 15 release date according to Universal Music Group. more
There will be a reunion concert for American Idols Adam Lambert, Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta. Bringing the news to public is "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest who announces that he has the three Idol stars "ready to perform live for the city with the most DEMANDS." more
Get the exclusive pre-release of Before I Self-Destruct, new album by 50 Cent, only on iTunes. Featuring guest appearances by Ne-Yo, Eminem, R. Kelly, and Dr. Dre, this deluxe version comes with two exclusive tracks and iTunes LP, which includes a 90-minute feature film, a documentary on 50's late mentor and friend Run-DMC's Jam-Master Jay, bonus photos, lyrics, and more. more
"Sgt. Rock," a long-gestating movie project based on the DC Comics World War II hero, is moving forward -- by going into the future. more
"Jason Mraz's Beautiful Mess – Live On Earth" captures the Grammy-nominated tunesmith at his onstage best, performing a wide array of his greatest hits, including, of course, the history-making #1 hit, "I'm Yours." Filmed and recorded this past August as Jason's blockbuster "Gratitude Café Tour" hit Chicago's Charter One Pavilion, the collection also includes a stellar live take on the top 10 smash, "Lucky" – complete with a special guest appearance from Colbie Caillat – as well as a few new favorites (see attached tracklisting). The DVD – directed by Darren Doane ("I'm Yours," "Lucky," as well as videos from such diverse artists as Van Morrison, Shinedown, and Underoath) – features the full-length concert, never-before-seen backstage footage, and the exclusive new mockumentary, "Un Beau Désordre."
The scenes are filled with Kam rhyming on a park bench and window-shopping with his girl, a refreshing contrast to the decadent hip-hop videos that have grown to be so common. The video is directed by Matt Koza of HOJ Media, who is known for his recent work with Foreign Exchange, Big Pooh, Cymarshall Law, and more.
Kam and MYX Music Label have enlisted Koza for a 3-video package deal, which will also include videos for "Splitting Image" and one other video off of the new album. Kam states, "I've worked with a few video directors in the past and I've had great experiences, but very few had the same quality as Koza's videos. Instead of experimenting with different directors, I wanted to use one director to help tell my story for the album." Kam Moye's new album, Splitting Image, is currently available everywhere via MYX Music Label.
The album, produced by Ken Thomas (M83, Sigur Ros, Cocteau Twins, Maps) is a blistering clash of swirling guitars and gorgeously dreamy harmonies that simultaneously carves Engineers a position along side other classic Shoegaze bands like My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Chaperhouse and Ride, and transcends the genre in creating what is a distinctively unique sound that is nothing short of…Engineers.
There are however some differences. These lay not only in the expansion and evolution of some of the epic song stylings that helped to create their debut, but also the presence of a more rhythmic and groove-based album. Three Fact Fader is unquestionably Engineers' most assured work to date: as comfortable forming the soundtrack to an evening sofa-surfing as it is a late-night dance-floor.
- You can preview and buy it here
Being released in ten parts, the intimate performances of the tour continue to take place. Part Three of "A Documentary in Pieces" allows you to see the musicians in a state of comfort and privacy.
As they quietly make themselves at home with Gardiner's grandmother, you are able to view a more personal side of the band members. As the Wooden Sky starts out serenely in the home, they gradually open up with a beautiful and relaxing performance around the kitchen table.
You can watch Part Three of The Wooden Sky's "A Documentary in Pieces"
76 Trombones began in a slightly different way than other Zanes and Friends recordings, this time with an out-of-the-blue phone call. Nancy Jeffries from MPL rang Zanes to see if he and his band would be interested in raiding their Broadway publishing vaults and collaborating with some of Broadway's best to create a family CD. Within the year, after countless hours of sifting and experimenting, Zanes and Friends were holed up in Puerto Rico with long-time Zanes co-producer Rob Friedman recording 76 Trombones.
Cash will be featured on ABC's prime-time TV special "In The Spotlight With Robin Roberts: Bright Lights. Big Stars. All Access Nashville" — a show billed as "candid conversations with country music's hottest stars and up-and-comers" — on Tuesday, November 10th at 10 p.m. Interviewed by Roberts in New York City, Cash opens up about her musical heritage and how her current album was inspired by a list of 100 essential country songs her legendary father Johnny gave to her when she was a teenager.
Cash will also follow up previous radio appearances on NPR's "Fresh Air" and "Morning Edition," as well as American Public Media's "A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor," by performing songs from The List acoustically with her husband and Grammy Award winning producer John Leventhal on KCRW's signature daily music program "Morning Becomes Eclectic" on November 19th. She will also be featured on NPR's "The Legacy of The List — A World Cafe Thanksgiving Special with Rosanne Cash" on November 26th. - more on this story
Using his favorite keys, a computer and a mic, General Elektriks began as a musical journal that followed RV through his move from San Francisco to Seattle, then back to Berkeley, where he currently resides. It was in the Bay Area that he hooked up with the Quannum crew and started doing session work for them, and it was through Quannum that he also released the first GE record, 2005's Cliquety Kliqk. Described by URB as "Ennio Morricone for the 21st century," the album, which also featured appearances from Lateef The Truthspeaker and Chief Xcel, was a mix of vintage funk, hip-hop beats, noir riffs, cinematic arrangements, pop melodies and digital twinkle. And people caught on: besides a positive press response, "'Tu M'intrigues" was used in commercials for Mercedes-Benz's E Class and Ralph Lauren's Notorious perfume, while "Time to Undress" was played in Woody Allen's 2007 film, Cassandra's Dream.
Complexly self-described as electrogaze dreamhop, painted over with shimmering vocal layers and symphonic guitar tones. Dark, limitless night music perfect for driving down an endless moon drenched highway.
Comprised of various producer conspirators in the US and The Netherlands, the project started in late 2008 and slowly but surely became an organic musical hydra. The debut release finds itself spanning eras of dark musical passages, poly-rhythmic dance beats and deep, moving bass lines all in which are inspired by the recent death of love, while also influenced by the blinding light of new beginnings.
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