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|Graham Colton Week: If Love was Enough|
If Love was Enough: Like many of the newer songs I wrote for this album, this song began with the title. The title 'if love was enough' really captured what I was going through at the time in a relationship. Sometimes the guitar chords come first and others you have a few lyrics on a piece of paper. I knew I had a real song when I wrote the title.
Learn more about the CD, listen to the tracks from the CD he is talking about here, watch videos and more- right here
|Bon Jovi for Governor?|
Bon Jovi has long been a supporter of left-wing politics and politicians so it's natural to assume that he may want to get involved directly instead of being a fund-raiser for the political causes he believes in. Some have read into a few facts that Jon is positioning himself for a run.
Fact one is that when Jon and his family abandoned their native New Jersey for the trendy mecca of SoHo, Jon kept his house in Red Bank in retain his residency so he could run for governor. They also point to his political appearances with the Al Gore's and John Kerry's of the world. Perhaps thinking his fame would help him actually win elections? And the big one is the fact that Bon Jovi has hired former Mayor David Dinkins chief of staff Ken Sunshine as his new public relations "guru".
Sunshine has dismissed the political speculation - more on this story
|QOTSA Kicked Out of Rehab|
NME has the story: Queens Of The Stone Age were forcibly removed from a California rehab facility last week. Josh Homme's desert rockers' plan to perform a six-song show for in-patients at an unnamed Los Angeles drying out clinic came to an abrupt and chaotic end when the band were cut off before the end of the first song and manhandled out of the building by heavy security, NME.COM has learned.
The rehab show was intended as a light-hearted, intimate performance in their home city of Los Angeles .- more on this story
|Quicks: Digital Beatles in 08- My Chemical Romance Lose Member For Tour- Initial US Foo-|
Punknews.org reports that My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Lero has had to return home from the tour to tend to a family illness. This leaves the band short two members as drummer Bob Bryar recently had to stand aside to allow a wrist injury to heal. Guitar tech Matt Cortez will fill in for lero while he is gone. Cortez has some experience on stage with the band already. He filled in for bassist Mikey Way while he took time off to enjoy life as a newlywed.
A handful of the U.S. dates for the Foo Fighters have come to light. They are thus:
The first six dates for the Foo Fighters 2008 U.S. tour have been announced, they are:
01/23 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
01/25 - Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
01/26 - Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium
02/18 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center
02/21 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum
02/25 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
|Urban and Underwood To Tour|
Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood will hit the road together beginning January 31 in a city to be announced. The outing will play 24 dates to be announced; tickets go on sale December 1.
First, Urban will cap a hard-touring 2007 with North American dates through mid-December. On Tuesday, he will release the compilation "Greatest Hits: 18 Kids."- more on this story
|Yoko Whores Lennon Track to JC Penney's|
Supporters of the group have criticised Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, for approving J.C. Penney's use of the song in its forthcoming advertising campaign - as the late star would've told the corporate world to "f**k off".
Pete Nash, chairman of the British Beatles Fan Club, says, "Obviously you can't ask Lennon himself if you can use his song, but if you could, I'm 100 per cent sure his answer would be to tell J.C. Penney to f**k off.- more on this story
|Oasis Want Full Price For Their New CD|
But Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is strongly opposed to the idea and claims it would only ever happen "over my dead body".
He adds of their new project, "There's lots of cool parts. Really, we're throwing everything at it. "Hopefully our kid's (Noel Gallagher) learned his lesson (about over-tweaking things in the studio).- more on this story
|Los Lobos Help Alma Mater|
The La Bamba band features graduates from Garfield High, and the group stepped into action when they heard the roof of the Los Angeles school's new sports auditorium had been destroyed by fire in May (07).
The Latino hitmakers raised the money for the new roof by staging a benefit concert at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre on 14 October (07).- more music news
|Big Dipper Return|
This three-CD set includes the band's Boo Boo EP and their first two albums, as well as nine bonus tracks, a video and one previously unreleased CD made up of their final recordings.
In addition to the release, the original Big Dipper lineup will play four shows on the East Coast in April, and if all goes well, they'll extend that to the midwest later in the year.- more on this story
|Jay-Z Tops Charts, Britney Nose Dives|
Last week's number one, the Eagles, fell to number two in this weeks charts with their album, 'Long Road To Ruin.'
Meanwhile, Britney Spears first album for three years, 'Blackout,' fell five places to number seven after suffering a 70% drop in sales compared to the first week.
|Stairway To Heaven on the Charts|
The song – which originally appeared on the bands untitled forth album 36 years ago – features on the band's digitally re-mastered greatest hits compilation, 'Mothership,' which was released on Monday (November 12th).
The song, which despite its popularity never received a release as a single, currently stands at number 56 on the midweek singles charts and is expected to climb higher before the weeks end.
|Bullet For My Valentine Soph|
"Scream Aim Fire" was produced by Colin Richardson (Machinehead, Funeral For A Friend) who also produced "The Poison," and was recorded at Sonic Ranch near El Paso, TX earlier this year. The eleven new songs are, according to frontman Matthew Tuck, "really melodic heavy metal...catchy, hooky choruses and full-on vocals, with the music being very in-your-face and heavy...it's a lot more uptempo [than 'The Poison'], a lot more aggressive."
An exclusive 15-minute digital single - a special sneak preview of "Scream Aim Fire" - will be available for download beginning December 18.- more on this story
|The New Voice of Hatesphere|
Here's a statement from the band: "This guy, a Copenhagen native, showed up and performed a stunning display of brutal power and basically screamed the sh*t out of all the other applicants.
"Needless to say, we are more than excited and can't wait to get back out there."- more on this story
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