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Jay-Z, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have officially signed on as co-producers of "Fela!," a musical about Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti that opens Monday (November 23) on Broadway. more
Jay-Z has scrapped the last three shows of his 2009 tour, citing an "unforeseen scheduling conflict. more
Rihanna showcased tracks from her upcoming studio album "Rated R" live from London on November 16. Her collaborators Young Jeezy and Jay-Z joined her during the special gig. more
A prominent entertainment law firm is suing Rod Stewart for $3.3 million in legal fees it claims he owes. Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro filed the case Tuesday in Los Angeles. more
"My Name Is Earl" star Jason Lee is jumping back into TV as the lead in "Delta Blues," a pilot for cable network TNT that's executive produced by George Clooney. "Delta Blues" centers on Dwight Hendricks (Lee), a Memphis police officer who lives with his mother and moonlights as an Elvis impersonator. more
Nick Jonas & the Administration, which features former members of Prince's New Power Generation, will release their album, Who I Am, on Feb. 2. The group will make its live debut performing a single of the same name on the Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! special Dec. 2 on CBS. USA Today has a big write-up on the album and project here
Faith Hill and her manager of 16 years, Gary Borman, Borman Entertainment, have parted ways. more
In her first televised interview since Michael Jackson died on June 25, Janet Jackson told ABC's In the Spotlight that she blames Dr. Conrad Murray for her brother's death... In related news, MTV Networks has acquired the rights to the movie Michael Jackson's This Is It. more on both
Elton John says he's back on his feet after being sidelined for the flu and an E. coli bacterial infection. more
Michael Buble was hailed a hero after a recent gig when he caught a starstruck fan as she passed out. more
The Slants will also be donating 100% of the profits from "Dance! Dance! Revolution" to cancer prevention research for Asian women.
Chosen by Alternative Press as one of the 100 Bands You Need To Know in 2009, the band has spent the past year supporting their debut EP Settle The Score touring with Amber Pacific, The Friday Night Boys, around the country several times and appearing at Bamboozle Left.
Guitarist, Ian MacDougall, who was hit by a car while riding his bike last month is still recovering and has posted the following update on his recovery blog: Hey guys just wanted to check in with y'all and let ya know how I'm doing so far. I've been keeping off my feet as much as possible and getting lots of rest. I got the staples out of my head, got a mini cast set on my wrist and one of those big clunky strap on boot casts for my ankle. As far as my hip goes I just gotta make sure I don't put much weight on my right leg. I'm still trying to get out and about though, still getting used to walking with crutches!
On a side note...if you're the type that's crazy about vinyl, a limited run of 500 of Almanac has been pressed on beautiful red & black swirl wax (with a download included).
The recordings for Almanac were crafted using an M Box and 3 mics in Asselin's Pocono Mountain basement, and over the course of time, acquisition of gear, and massive trial-and-error, the bunker blossomed into the One Forest Studio. An empty roller rink was even used to create reverb! "Island of Broken Glass" takes its name from Robert Smithson's sculptural work, recanting destruction and violence inherent in the relationships between nature and man. The lyrics from this song inspired the cover of the album, a spiraling double helix/DNA strand made of burning books. Smithson is responsible for creating the Spiral Jetty in Utah in 1970.
Watch the exclusive premiere of the video for "Island of Broken Glass" at
Participating locations will be offering drink and food specials as part of the SANTA Monica Pub Crawl festivities. Crawlers are asked to bring non-perishable food donations to drop at Westside Food Bank collection barrels strategically placed along the pub crawl route, which will allow them access to the drink specials at each location.
Daisy grew up in San Francisco and survived the earthquake of 1989. A classically trained actress, she moved to Los Angeles and worked in film and television until, in 2005, she had a spiritual epiphany and began writing music. Daisy lived in the fabled Rodeo Grounds arts collective in Topanga Canyon, where she wrote funny campfire songs and fought the State to keep her land.
Too shy to share her "serious" songs, Daisy stuck to acting gigs by day, and singing by night. Finally, after an intense song-writing jag Daisy sang a somber, personal song to a close friend who strongly advised her to quit her day job and dedicate herself full-time to music. She played her first live show in 2006, and was dubbed an 'instant rock star' in an L.A. Weekly review, which reported that Daisy "stole the show." - more on this story
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award winner Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley and his daughter, McKenna Medley are joining the Starlite Theatre Family. The show, running from May 14 through December 18, 2010, spans 5 decades of popular music and bring a new level of entertainment to the Branson scene.