|Tarja Week: Lost Northern Star|
This was composed in Ibiza together with Michelle and Kiko. I wanted to have a heavier song in the album with more operatic vocals. It took some days to come up with this song and in the end the song has 74 tracks of vocals!
I had a lot of fun in creating harmonies and strange sounds with my voice. Mel Wesson added more power to the song with his crazy sounds. The story in the lyrics is beautiful, even though the music itself is really massive. We definitely like Rammstein and as homage I sang the line "my soul burns" that you would find familiar if you follow the band.
The CD hits US stores on Feb 26th but you can preview tracks and learn more- right here!
|Shins Domestic Abuse Arrest|
According to Sewell, the altercation took place in Sacramento, CA last Friday. After a road trip from Albuquerque, Sewell claimed that Crandall got drunk and "roughed her up" in their hotel room.
Sewell, then used the often effective method of bullet points to chronicle her jail house adventures, including her surprise at the Sacramento Police's knowledge of the reality show (America's Next Top Model) that she appeared on a couple years back.- more on this story
|Coldplay Ditch EMI?|
With two of their biggest acts, Radiohead and Sir Paul McCartney, refusing to put pen to paper on new deals in recent months, the Daily Star (yes, hardly a bastion of truth we know) quotes an unnamed source who believes Chris Martin and co are ready to follow Radiohead's example.
The source says that Coldplay "don't necessarily need a label" any more and that they are just waiting to "see what happens" before they consider a deal.- more on this story
|AC/DC Ready To Return Despite Angus Injury|
As we have previously informed, the main problem that has forced AC/DC to be on hold without releasing any albums or playing live, is an injury on Angus Young's knee, something that we can say that it's fine considering the information we are revealing. We know that the album is on the last stage of the mixing process, and the band have worked with famous producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange (DEF LEPPARD).
They are going to make several secret "showcases" for very small audiences (maybe 500 people venues) in Europe at the end of January. The will premiere the new song and also will be a warm up for the band- more on this story
|Dr Phil Jumps Off Britney Bandwagon|
"We had planned to tape a Dr. Phil Now show today, focusing not on the tabloid side of Britney's latest problems, but instead on the very serious issues surrounding this case. Clearly, it is not just Britney's family struggling to find a way to protect adult children who cannot be ordered or compelled to seek help.
"Because the Spears situation is too intense at this time, and out of consideration to the family, I have made the decision not to move forward with the taping at this particular time.- more on this story
|Weezer Complete CD|
Greetings fellow Weezer-ites. We'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years. And it's going to be a very happy one because album six is finished and personally I think it's our best yet.
Never have the four of us worked so hard and passionately on an album and we all look forward to performing this culmination of our talents and combined knowledge in 2008 in a city near you!- more on this story
|Idol Hicks Leaves Arista|
"Taylor is going to record on his own for the next album," says a source close to the situation, who declined further comment.
Hicks told Billboard last year that he had signed a three-album deal with the label following his "Idol" victory, and that "We all knew what we were getting into when we signed the contracts."- More on those "contracts" and Hick's departure here.
|Bif Naked Battling Cancer|
The Juno award-winning singer, whose real name is Beth Torbert, says she plans on taking things "one day at a time."
"I have never been one to give up when an obstacle is placed in front of me," she told Stroumboulopoulos. "I am in the fight of my life and I'm lucky to have the support of my husband, Ian, and many friends and family members," she said.- more on this story
|The Black Crowes Announce One Night Only Shows|
THE BLACK CROWES launch their overseas tour March 24 when they headline the East Coast Blues & Roots Festival in Australia. They'll continue their Down Under trek--their first since 1991--through April 5, and conclude with exclusive performances in London, UK at Brixton Academy April 9 and The Amsterdam Music Hall April 11. A major market multiple night U.S. tour will begin in May, with cities and venues to be announced in the near future.- more on this story
|Death Cab Get Loud?|
In a recent Billboard piece, the band is promising a "curve ball" and though it will have a number of slower songs, the band is promising some surprises:
It's really weird. It's really, really good, I think, but it's totally a curve ball, and I think it's gonna be a really polarizing record. But I'm really excited about it. It's really got some teeth. The landscape of the thing is way, way more lunar than the urban meadow sort of thing that has been happening for the last couple of records. [It's also] louder and more dissonant- more on this story
|OK Go and Bonerama Team Up for EP|
"New Orleans is one of the last places in America where music is truly a fundamental part of everyday life," says OK Go singer Damian Kulash. "People get together on the weekends and parade through the streets just playing songs; 12-year-old-kids learn funk on the tuba; everyone dances. Life elsewhere in the world simply isn't as celebratory. If we allow the culture of New Orleans to die by leaving its musicians marooned around the country, America will have lost one of its great treasures."
OK Go and Bonerama will also team up for two benefit shows- info on those here
Recognized for their trademark sound infused with entwined guitar lines, airtight vocal harmonies and flourishes of violin, Yellowcard has performed before millions, acquired thousands of devoted fans and toured hundreds of venues.
"We're really excited about going to the Middle East with the USO and performing for the troops," says Yellowcard frontman Ryan Key. "It's a privilege to have the opportunity to visit and entertain those that serve our nation. This tour isn't just a treat for them but also for us."- more on this story
|Hail to the Geek|
Originally, Parker had no plans to record the number, but when his bandmates heard it, they convinced him to track it with them. After a few hours in the studio, Deaf Pedestrians emerged with an undeniable cut that's catchy, funny, spirited and endearingly wistful - a proud declaration of geekdom to their fans and the world.
"Hail to the Geek" will be included on Deaf Pedestrians' major label debut …And Other Distractions, which comes out February 12. Deaf Pedestrians will support the album with a tour of North America that will launch in the spring.
|One Less Pointless Awards Show To Watch|
The winners will now be revealed in an hour-long conference next Sunday that replaces the dinner and ceremony.
Hollywood actors had vowed to boycott the event in support of the writers. Without top actors present, TV networks had threatened not to screen the film and TV awards- more on this story
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