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Complaints poured in Monday about Adam Lambert's homoerotic performance at the American Music Awards, including criticism of his kiss with a male keyboard player that was left out of rehearsals for the show. ABC did not expect one of Lambert's dancers to stick his face in the singer's crotch during the S&M-themed performance more
Now the far classier TV idol from across the pond, Susan Boyle, who shot to fame after her audition for "Britain's Got Talent" was aired in April, appears set to have the biggest album in Britain this year, music retailer HMV said on Monday. more
The release date for Usher's new album, recently announced as December 21, has been changed, according to a spokesperson at Jive Label Group. No new date has been mentioned but their still a chance you may be able to usher in the New Year with this new disc. But don't hold your breath. more
Final box office figures for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" showed the movie's ticket sales at $142.8 million last weekend, the studio behind the film said on Monday. more
Disgraced R&B star Chris Brown's comeback has been dealt another blow - hitmaker Timbaland has cut him from his new song more
An Ohio police chief accused of stealing items from the surrogate mom who carried Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's twin daughters was found guilty Monday on three of six charges. more
Celebrity chef Paula Deen was in Atlanta helping the Hosea Feed the Hungry charity load up food when an errantly tossed ham hit her in the face, leaving her with a sore nose but no other apparent injury. more. That's what happens when you ham it up.
50 Cent has written a new film, titled The Gun, which the rapper plans to co-star in with actor Val Kilmer. more
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RockCity Entertainment and MVD Visual are pleased to announce the release of Michael Jackson Life & Times Of The King Of Pop 1958-2009 for worldwide distribution on December 8, 2009.
Michael's last days and Memorial Service are captured in this engaging 79-minute film that pays respect to the King. As the world celebrates Michael's life and legacy, it is easy to see why he was the brightest star. As an artist and entertainer, he still looms larger than life. The King will live forever through his music. More on Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson CDs -
Wilson Ebiye, President and CEO of Rock City Entertainment states, "The Life and Times of the King of Pop 1958-2009 is a great companion piece to This Is It. The film is a concerted effort to preserve and protect Michael's legacy of humanitarianism, peace and love."
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Glasgow's Twin Atlantic has teamed up with Altpress.com to offer music fans an exclusive stream of the brand new "Skrillex Remix" of its latest single, "What Is Light? Where Is Laughter?"
"It reminds us of driving too fast in our friends' cars when they just passed their tests and going to Archaos Club in Glasgow on a Friday night for the dancing," Twin Atlantic singer/guitarist Sam McTrusty explains. "Sonny has put his own spin on our song and we really respect that."
"I had a lot of fun doing this remix," Moore points out. "It was my first time dealing with a Scottish a cappella, not to mention a track that wasn't done to a click, which was a little bit of a challenge. On top of that it was the first drum and bass track I attempted to make which is a total different monster than house or electro as far as mix goes. But nonetheless, it was a great pleasure to do this remix. It always helps when the vocal performance emits that special 'thing' we can't really put our fingers on but know when it's there."
The song was remixed by Twin Atlantic fan Skrillex (AKA Sonny Moore of Sonny/From First to Last fame) and can be
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Los Lonely Boys are back in stores with a new EP covering classic rock songs from the year 1969. Entitled 1969, the EP includes covers of The Doors, Buddy Holly, and Santana and was released in October 2009 on the band's own label, Lonely Tone/Playing in Traffic, based out of Austin, TX. In a recent review, the Washington Times stated, "Although rooted in the Tejano tradition, the brothers also embraced the raw sounds of rock 'n' roll, and their debut album earned comparisons to Los Lobos and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The band's newest recording, 1969, strengthens such rock 'n' roll connections by paying tribute to one of rock's biggest years."
The band recently concluded the first leg of a headlining tour in support of 1969. The Acoustic Brotherhood Tour began October 5th and featured special guests Alejandro Escovedo and Hacienda. Los Lonely Boys recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, Good Day NY, and Fox and Friends in support of the new EP
In addition to releasing 1969, Los Lonely Boys have also shown their Texas pride in writing a theme song for the Dallas Cowboys. Lifelong fans, the band was excited to write a song about their beloved football team that will be used across all marketing channels for the team.
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Harper Simon has extended his current North American tour with 11 additional west coast dates including a special solo appearance at The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles opening for legendary Beach Boy Brian Wilson. The December 6th performance is part of the "West Coast Left Coast" series, which plans on "celebrating the unique spirit of California's creative renegades."
Harper's touring act reflects his passion for musicianship and dedication to bringing a top-notch musical experience to his audience. Much like the impressive collection of artists that appear on his self-titled record, Harper Simon's morphing live band -- Harper Simon and Band (electric) -- consists of some of today's most talented players.
On these upcoming west coast dates, the line-up for Harper Simon and Band (electric) will be no exception. Money Mark, Farmer Dave Scher and The Chapin Sisters join an already impressive live band that features bass player Erik Paparazzi (Cat Power), drummer Russell Simins (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion), and guitarist Mike Bloom (The Elected).
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Kaitlyn Maher, the 5-year-old singer and budding actress seen by millions on "America's Got Talent," is set to release her debut CD, You Were Meant To Be, on November 26.
Released through Kaitlyn's website (www.KaitlynMaher.com) on Thanksgiving, the CD will also be available through iTunes, Amazon.com and other major distributors in early December.More on Kaitlyn Maher - Kaitlyn Maher CDs -
Produced by Grammy award winner Robert Reynolds (The Mavericks) and Scotty Huff (former guitarist for Keith Urban), You Were Meant To Be features a number of musicians who have played with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including the Dave Matthews Band, Kid Rock, Tim McGraw, Vince Gill, George Strait, Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant.
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Altogether Now (Birds Bees Flowers Trees) is the U.S. debut release from the UK's Patrick & Eugene. The album was produced by band member Patrick Dawes and it's being released by the Tummy Touch Music Group, distributed by ADA/WEA.
The Patrick & Eugene sound is comprised of banjos, ukuleles and sunshine pop vocals combined with whistles, bells and bongos to produce unique but accessible music for post-modern vaudevillians, with nods to Monty Python, Derek & Clive and even Woody Allen. Try to imagine Noel Coward on stage with the Duke Ellington Band at the Monterey Pop Festival and you're getting close.More on Patrick & Eugene - Patrick & Eugene CDs -
The album's title track is currently being featured in a year-long TV campaign by Payless Shoes, and has been heard over the end credits of ABC's Weeds and in Grey's Anatomy. The opening song "The Birds & The Bees" got enormous exposure via a very successful VW Rabbit TV advertising campaign a couple of years back and the YouTube comedy hit "To Do List." Patrick & Eugene's songs have also appeared in the Coen Brothers' Burn After Reading and the Mr. Bean trailer.
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Ottawa's The Balconies recently re-located to Toronto, but their Ottawa community and following stands strong! In this year's Ottawa Xpress poll the up and coming threesome were voted by the Ottawa public as "Best Rock/Pop/Dance/Other Band" and "Best New Musical Artist/Group" in the Best of Ottawa poll. They also won the category for "Best Rock/Pop/Dance/Other Album" for their debut self titled release, that came out Independently on September 22nd.
The poll results are a great way to cap off The Balconies' triumphant yea -Playing a handful of festivals including Ottawa Bluesfest, CMW, NXNE, and Pop Montreal, and sharing stages with the likes of Mother Mother, Land of Talk, Dog Day and more.
They also released their full length debut (produced and engineered by Zeus' Carlin Nicholson and Mike O'Brien) to instant critical adoration, while their infectious live sets won over new fans at every show they played.
The band will cap off the year with two holiday shows in both their hometowns!
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