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Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood Special Christmas Songs- Adam Lambert Uninvited- Beyonce Plans New CD- Donny Osmond Wins Dancing- Justin Bieber Injured and more
With a lineup that includes Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, Colbie Caillat and Sean Kingston, the seventh "A Very Special Christmas" Special Olympics benefit album has a younger audience in its crosshairs. On the new set, which was released Monday (November 23), Cyrus sings "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" in Hannah Montana mode, Underwood delivers "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"

Adam Lambert's racy American Music Awards performance cost him a gig on "Good Morning America," but he will perform live instead on ABC's morning rivals at CBS. more In the meantime you can check out the premiere of Adam Lambert's "For Your Entertainment" video here

During the last U.K. stop of her "I Am..." tour at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham, England, Beyonce announced that she plans to release a new album next year. more

Donny Osmond danced his way to victory on Tuesday, winning the 9th season of the ABC television show "Dancing With the Stars". Proving old people can still get down. more

Justin Bieber has broken his foot when performing as Taylor Swift's supporting act at London's Wembley Arena on November 23. "In the last song ONE TIME I tripped over something on stage coming down the ramp and felt my ankle roll in a very bad way," he tweeted. more

50 Cent has settled his lawsuit against Taco Bell, where the Rapper claimed the chain was using his name without permission in an ad campaign more -

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Alicia Keys New Album Details and Up Coming Appearances
Fresh off the American Music Awards with two unforgettable performances of "Empire State of Mind" with Jay-Z and her new single "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart," 12-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys goes into high gear with a whirlwind of activities in support of her fifth album The Element of Freedom out December 15 on MBK Entertainment/J Records.

In addition to "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" and "Doesn't Mean Anything," The Element of Freedom features Keys soulfully soaring solo version of "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down," a beat-driven duet with Beyoncι on "Put It In A Love Song," "Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)" with background vocals provided by Drake, the reggae-tinged "Love is My Disease," a 80's funk jam "This Bed" and more sonic gems. The album features production by Alicia Keys, her longtime collaborator Kerry "Krucial" Brothers, Jeff Bhasker, Swizz Beatz, and Noah "40" Shebib. Complete track listing below.

Keys recently made her national TV debut performance of "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" on Dancing With The Stars and recreated that magic Sunday night on the 2009 American Music Awards. Up next are performances on The Today Show Outdoor Concert Series (11/24) and Oprah (11/30) where she joins country music superstar Tim McGraw for a duet performance of John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" for the holiday show. She'll continue to spread holiday cheer on NBC's Christmas at Rockefeller (12/2), followed by performances on Late Show with David Letterman (12/14), The Colbert Report (12/15), The View (12/16), BET 106 & Keys Live Special (12/16) and a return visit to The Today Show (12/17).

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New Massive Attack Coming
Legendary trip-hop duo Massive Attack are set to release their 5th studio album Heligoland on EMI's Virgin Records on February 9th, 2010.

Last month, the duo released their first new material in three years, giving fans a preview of Heligoland with a 4-song EP Splitting the Atom which features 2 album tracks and 2 album track remixes.

Heligoland features an all star cast of guest vocals from Damon Albarn, Hope Sandoval, Martina Topley-Bird, Guy Garvey and Tunde Adebimpe. Long time cohort Horace Andy makes a return alongside Massive Attack founding members Robert Del Naja (3D) and Grand Marshall (Daddy G). Damon also plays bass on ''Flat Of The Blade' and keyboards on 'Splitting The Atom' while Portishead's Adrian Utley plays guitar on 'Saturday Come Slow'. The band also collaborated with DFA's Tim Goldsworthy on selected tracks. The cover artwork features an original image by Robert Del Naja. - more on this story

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Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! There's A Party In More Cities
The debut of Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There's A Party In My City was a smash hit in Los Angeles and New York, attracting top celebrities, special musical talent and surprise guests to today's hottest live show for families.

W!Ldbrain, the award-winning entertainment company that produces Yo Gabba Gabba! with The Magic Store and S2BN Entertainment, the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There's A Party In My City tour producer, brought the groundbreaking series to the stage for the first time on November 14 and 15 with four sold out shows in LA followed by three sold out shows in NYC on November 21. Celebrities including Christina Aguilera, Heidi Klum, Dennis Quaid, Jason Bateman, Travis Barker, Brooke Shields, Chris Noth, Keri Russell, and Brendan Fraser among others, attended the shows with their children to celebrate the blockbuster tour kick-off.

During the tour kick-off in LA, special surprise appearances by Snoop Dogg, Sarah Silverman, Jon Heder from Napoleon Dynamite and The Geeks from Freaks and Geeks added to the excitement with performances of the famed "dancy dance" on stage. Biz Markie made a guest appearance to teach kids how to beat box. Mix Master Mike, The Aquabats, Cold War Kids and Matt Costa rocked the house as "Special Music Friends Show" performers in Los Angeles. The Roots, Dinosaur Jr., Devendra Banhardt, DMC from Run DMC, Talib Kweli and Keri Russell joined DJ Lance Rock and the friendly cast of characters, including Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee on stage in NY. - more on this story

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Twilight New Moon's Michael Welch Guests in Shirock Video
Actor Michael Welch ("Mike Newton") makes a special guest appearance in a video made by fans of Nashville rock band Shirock, who joined forces across the nation last Friday night at sold-out screenings of the blockbuster film Twilight: New Moon to spread the word about Shirock's debut album 'Everything Burns'--now available nationwide exclusively through Hollister stores.

Shirock street team leaders hit sold out theaters in five U.S cities across the country – Los Angeles, Birmingham, Detroit, Columbus (OH) and Nashville – to talk with moviegoers about the band's new release and hand out plenty of Shirock merchandise, including the free downloadable song "Still Young".

Check out Michael, the band, and the edited fan footage on - YouTube

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Pete Wentz's Label Signs The Ready Set
Alternative-pop solo artist, The Ready Set, has signed to Pete Wentz's Decaydance Records and Sire Records for the first release in the newly minted joint venture between the two labels. The Ready Set is currently in and out of the studio and will release his first full-length album in the spring of 2010.

Known as a jack of all trades; drummer, singer and keyboardist Jordan Witzigreuter (who goes by the moniker The Ready Set) is more than ready to lay his claim in the music world.

Citing everyone from Daft Punk and Kenna to Kanye West as influences, Jordan stresses that there is no specific comparison that can be made for his music - and that is just the way he likes it. To be unique and genuine in today's scene is something rarely seen by contemporaries today, but it seems to be easily mastered by this young musician. - more on this story

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Eban Schletter's Cosmic Christmas
Eban Schletter's Cosmic Christmas is described as a yuletide odyssey but it's also bizarre theremin-filled exotica that's likely to find fans among curmudgeons and send people hoping for a little old-fashion Christmas running from the room.

Schletter has a varied background – ranging from music for SpongeBob SquarePants to playing with System Of A Down or acting as the drummer for the all-girl band Stone Fox (dressed as the skanky "Debbie").

While other artists are looking to the past, Schletter has created a concept album based on the idea that "a military satellite finds itself in the midst of a musical "transmission" which forces it to rethink its primary directive." - more on this story

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Matt Kennon Opry Bound
BamaJam Records artist Matt Kennon will make his Grand Ole Opry debut this Friday, November 27. Kennon's powerful single, "The Call," co-written by Matt with Noah Gordon and Jeremy Campbell, is lighting up phone lines at country radio stations across the nation.

"I am thrilled to have been asked to play the Opry," the whiskey-throated singer said. "When I step onto that historic stage at The Ryman, I hope time kinda stands still for a minute so I can just soak up the moment."

"The Call" is a moving story of how simply reaching out to someone can make a life-changing difference. The song was co-produced by James Stroud, who readily sings the praises of BamaJam Records' newest rising star. - more on this story

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Alabama's Jeff Cook Cookin On TV
With Christmas just a few weeks away, TV's nationally syndicated show, Daytime, welcomes Alabama guitarist Jeff Cook to the show next Monday, November 30. Cook will be on-hand for a very special cooking session, as well as a rockin' holiday performance from his first ever solo Christmas album, Christmas Joy.

The Country Music Hall of Famer joins hosts Lindsay MacDonald, Dave Nemeth and Cyndi Edwards on-set to catapult viewers into the Christmas spirit!

Cook will also serve up a country-style hors d'oeuvres platter, perfect for those upcoming holiday gatherings! Daytime is syndicated in 119 markets nationwide. Check your local listings - here

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Trinity Tribute Roc Raida
Following the release of their first single as a group, "Roc Raida Tribute," Fat Beats super group Trinity has released a new video with exclusive footage of the late great DJ Roc Raida along with studio clips of the trifecta in the studio recording their infectious tribute to one of hip-hop's most highly regarded DJ's.

The buzz has been swelling since the announcement of the group consisting of emcees AG, Sadat X, and Fat Beats owner DJ Jab on the boards. Their recent debut single has been hitting numerous blogs and websites all across the Internet so it's only fitting for the group to release a video to accompany the song. The video is sure to stir feelings of nostalgia as it starts off with clips from the '95 Technics World DJ Championship where Raida proudly proclaims, "We bringin' it back to the USA!"

What follows is in-studio footage of the group recording their tribute alongside clips of Roc Raida at work on the ones and twos. Raida makes it look too easy as he showcases his undeniable talent. Raida effortlessly scratches between two records, even backwards, not even breaking a sweat in the process. He even goes as far as manipulating the fader with his nose to much fanfare in the video. The video no doubt proves that hip-hop lost a great talent in Roc Raida, but with groups like Trinity showing love and support, his memory will not be forgotten.

Be on the lookout for more info on Trinity and their upcoming album being released in 2010 via Fat Beats Records. - Roc Raida Tribute video

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