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Friday, 29 June 2012

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stones
Download An abstract modern artist designed by a brilliant artist Shepard Fairey, The artwork will be used for the band's 50th anniversary.The Sun
The celebration include new authorised book out this month and a photo exhitbition, The Rollingstones 50, opens at London's Somerset House in July.  Mick Jagger put rumours to bed that they will not be playing at opening or closing ceremonies at Olympics.

Lady Ga Ga

Lady Ga Ga
The Sun Downloadnewspaper reports that the track entitled Princess Die, which GaGa performed for the first time in Australia this week, might refer to the 1997 car crash that killed Diana and Dodi Fayed in Paris.
Lyrics include: "Princess Die, I wanna see you cry, and wish that I could go, in my rich boyfriend's limo.
"Right after he proposed, with a 16-carat stone wrapped in rose gold, with the paparazzi all swarming around."
Lady G also sings: "In my Louis Vuitton white button-down... So bob your head for another dead blonde."MTV
GaGa has previously stated that she had been inspired by the Princess of Wales - according to The Sun, she said: "Diana was the most iconic martyr of fame. She died because of it."
In other Lady GaGa news, the Born This Way star has paid a record-breaking sum for a dress designed by the late Alexander McQueen at a charity auction in London.
The Associated Press reports that GaGa bid £136,400 for a 2008 ivory silk gown called The Girl Who Lived In The Tree.
The auction of fashion icon Daphne Guinness' haute couture collection raised $747,200 for the Isabella Blow Foundation, which was set up in memory of Mcqueen.

Cleo Sol

Cleo Sol 
Download will leave you saying 'WOW' as she transforms into a total vixen with stunning vocals and sassy dance moves. 'Never The Right Time (Who Do You Love)' reminds me of Beyonce's 'Naughty Girl', full of that diva glamour and sensuality.

There is no doubt this will propel her even higher in her career as she shows she really does have the whole package. Not only can she really sing (if you see her live you'll know what I mean) she also embodies feminity and strength as well as passion for what she does.

Hailing from West London, Cleo shows the confidence of a major US star but speaks in her London accent at the start of the video which reminds you that this is a UK girl doing it big

Lucy Rose

Lucy RoseDownload
 Here’s Lucy’s new video for ‘Lines’. The pint drinking-softly-spoken singer recently signed to Columbia Records and with that an album is to follow in September. The video for ‘Lines’ still keeps with the previous videos themes; down to earth, folkie and a little bit lovely. Not deviating from the music at all, her soft anguished voice captivating you completely. Watch the video below, the single is out Now.

Netsky

Netsky
DownloadIn the wake of Rudimental’s  success with Feel The Love, Netsky farms his own plot for the summer with his new record “Love Has Gone”. More than Hottest Record, this is a worthy addition to your summer playlist and may bring chart success to Netsky over the months forth coming.

Katy Perry

She’s performed 124 shows on her California Dreams tour and is now promoting her ­documentary film Katy Perry: Part Of Me.
Following a sad and hectic 12 months Katy now plans to put ­showbiz on hold and re-assess her life.
She said: “I’m going to go into major hiding. I think I’ll have to after this movie comes out.
“I am going to get a globe and spin it and point my finger at a place and then head there.
“I have always wanted to do that since I was a little kid.”
The Teenage Dream singer, pictured right at Los Angeles Airport for a flight to Sydney, has ­struggled to cope since her marriage breakdown to lanky funnyman Russ, 36.
The unlikely couple met in 2008 and got married in October 2010 in a ­lavish, exotic wedding in India.They filed for divorce last December after 14 months of marriage.
In Katy’s new film she hints that their relationship breakdown was partly due to Russell feeling ­threatened by her successful career.DailyStar
She said: “I thought to myself: ‘When I find that person that’s going to be my life partner, I won’t ever have to choose between the partner and my career. They won’t be threatened or have weird motives.’
“Then I started to realise, that’s not true.”
The 27-year-old also insists that she did everything in her power to save her marriage, before finally ­accepting it was over.
She explained: “I have that same ­belief system with everything, from career to my life to my personal life, everything.
“And I will do everything it takes to not fail.
“And I did everything it took, but it still failed.”
Meanwhile the legendarily randy Brand will return to his roots by ­hosting a new, late night show called Brand X on American network FX.
It is billed as a live show with ­‘‘sexually-charged humour’’.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg 
Download keen to appear on British soap Coronation Street, stating he wants Cheryl Cole to play his wife.
The Drop It Like It's Hot rapper has previously expressed his desire to walk the cobbles of Weatherfield, and after hearing that Chezza also wants a cameo in Corrie, he think they should star alongside each other.
Speaking of her dream to appear in the Manchester-based soap, the Girls Aloud star recently told The People: "I'm here for the music but if I could do a cameo in any show it would be Coronation Street."
The Daily Star has since quoted Snoop as saying: "I couldn’t believe it when I heard Cheryl wanted to go on Corrie.MTV
"People always think I’m playing when I talk about Coronation Street, but I swear it’s my favourite show on TV. They got everything – sex, murder, transsexuals. There ain’t no other show that can touch it."
The Doggfather continued: "If the producers write a cool storyline for me and Cheryl I guarantee I will clear my schedule and come do a two-week shoot. The writers are sick on Corrie. I want to see me and Cheryl arrive on the Street as a couple from overseas.
"Within the first week I would expect Ken Barlow to have seduced Cheryl because you know that dog don’t let his age stop his skills with the women. Then a broken-hearted Snoop falls into the arms of a broken-hearted Deirdre.”

Laura Marling



Laura Marling
 Download currently touring across North America in support of her third album 'A Creature I Don't Know', has said that she has completed the writing of its follow-up and is now recording it with producer Ethan Johns.


Speaking to The Owl, Marling said of her progress in writing new material: "I finished writing a new album about a month ago. At the moment I’m in and out of the studio working with Ethan Johns. It will probably be released in about 6 months."NME

When it is released, Marling's new album will be the fourth effort of her career so far and will cap a prolific four-year spell which has seen her release three studio albums.

The singer will play a one-off UK show next month, headlining London's Royal Albert Hall on July 7. She is also booked to perform at Latitude Festival, which takes place from July 13 – 15 in Henham Park, Suffolk.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Jessie J

Jessie J

 Download The popular British singer is facing a copyright infringement suit over claims that significant portions of her recent hit "Domino" were taken directly from a male singer's work.

Filed by singer Will Loomis in Newport, California, the lawsuit names Jessie J (real name: Jessica Cornish), Universal Music Group, Lava Records, and Universal Republic Records as defendants in a case in which Loomis claims that large chunks of his 2008 song "Bright Red Chords" were taken for "Domino," which was released in August 2011.Billboard
 Mr. Loomis never consented to the use of his song," writes the singer's lawyer Chris Arledge in a statement, "and we look forward to obtaining an appropriate remedy from the court for this clear infringement."

Loomis uploaded a video to YouTube comparing the two tracks side-by-side in April, overlaying the vocals from his track with the backing track of "Domino" to show the similarities in vocal phrasing.

Maroon 5


Maroon 5's
 Overexposed A&M/Octone Order  sudden decline with the Mutt Lange-produced Hands All Over seems unlikely to be significantly overturned by the lacklustre Overexposed.

Track after track aims for the anthemic impact of their Songs About Jane debut but falls well short, despite the usually assured touch of collaborators like Ryan Tedder, who helps out on the album's best melody, "Love Somebody".i
The striding, elastic funk groove of "Ladykiller", combined with Adam Levine's blue-eyed soul vocal, has pleasing echoes of Hall & Oates, but the over-reliance throughout on wordless "whoah-oh-oh" hooks rather indicates both the sense of desperation, and the overall lack of imagination.

Katy Perry

Katy  Perry
Downloadembarks on her biggest tour to date, the California Dreams Tour.
Fans witness Katy put in hours of hard work preparing for the tour and traveling to hundreds of different cities. Yet, with the success that she was having onstage, it was offstage where things were falling apart.
It seems her new marriage and a gruelling tour schedule were not mixing well, but it was not from lack of trying: Perry was adamant that while on her nearly yearlong tour, she take time out to see her husband, but in the end, it just couldn't save the marriage.
At one point, while flying to one of her tour stops, Perry admits to the camera: "I'm trying to keep my marriage alive."
Part Of Me gives fans a rare glimpse inside a celebrity marriage, with Brand featured throughout the film.MTV
Some moments are touching, like when the comedian comes to wish her well on the opening night of her tour, yet some are heartbreaking to watch.
In one scene, Perry is crying uncontrollably, delaying the start time of the concert, but like a true professional, she chokes back the tears and puts on a brave face for her fans.
Perry talks candidly about Brand in the film, revealing that it was her skyrocketing career that could have played into the downfall of her marriage.
She explains: "I thought to myself, 'When I find that person that's going to be my life partner, I won't ever have to choose [between the partner and my career]. They won't be threatened or have weird motives.' Then I started to realise, that's not true."

Jack White

Jack White
DownloadI don't think that could ever happen;gettting together with Whitestripes it's all done. But the lord works in mysterious ways so there'll probably be something better come out of me one day. I hope so, I've got nothing better to do."

White also opened up about his views on being an artist, elaborating that he'd only had three holidays in his life which were all "very short" and that he had never had any desire to spend time at parties or doing drugs
. He said:I feel a responsibility to the music; I've given myself away a long time ago. That's what I do and that's what consumes me every day. I can have a house and a car and have children, and I can go out to eat and do that stuff too, but it's all second and third place to what I've already given myself away to. I can't help myself."NME

The multi-instrumentalist, who also runs vinyl-only label Third Man Records, recently spoke about his feelings regarding the lack of romance involved in modern music technology, explaining that "digital and invisible things make you feel like some other being is in charge of this somewhere else".

Monday, 25 June 2012

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez's Downloadfirst best-of collection, arrives on July 24 through Epic Records. Billboard

"Dance Again… The Hits" will include a pair of previously unreleased songs: "Dance Again," the Pitbull-assisted single which peaked at No. 17 on the Hot 100 last month, and "Goin' In," featuring Flo Rida, which Lopez premiered during the "American Idol" finale in May. Of course, "The Hits" will include just that as well, from "Love Don't Cost A Thing" to "On The Floor" to "If You Had My Love" to the incomparable "I'm Real" remix featuring Ja Rule.

Lopez's hits package will arrive a little after her joint summer tour with Enrique Iglesias and openers Wisin Y Yandel kicks off on July 14 in Montreal.

Lopez enjoyed a fruitful comeback in 2011 with the release of new studio album "Love?" and a stint on the "American Idol" judges panel. The pop star has yet to confirm her return to "Idol" for a third season next year.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora
 Download has revealed that she has worked with her fellow Roc Nation artists on tracks for her new album.
Speaking to Digital Spy at Radio One's Hackney Weekend, the R.I.P. singer teased the collaborations further, hinting that some of the record label's big names will feature on her debut LP, ORA.
Rita explained: "I have a few collaborations, but they are surprises. I can tell you that Will.I.Am is on one of the tracks, which is so fun. I can also tell you that the Roc Nation camp is involved in some circumstance."MTV
Roc Nation was founded by Jay-Z back in 2008 and boasts artists such as Rita, J Cole, Alexis Jordan, Jay Electronica and Willow Smith - with the company also managing the careers of Rihanna and Shakira.
The 21-year old also divulged details concerning her forthcoming duet with Conor Maynard, which is set to feature on his debut album, Contrast.
Speaking of the MTV Brand New For 2012 winner, Ora stated: "I have so much love for that boy. We were both in the same boat; he was trying to find his first single and I already had R.I.P., but I was still trying to find my album.
"He's young and so talented and this track that we've done is really cool. It's a Conor track. It has those ad libs that he does and then me, so it's a nice mixture."

Courtney Love

Courtney Love 
, it was recently revealed that a law firm is trying to convince Frances Bean Cobain to testify against her mother. According to the Hollywood Reporter, lawyers suing Courney Love for defamation have issued a writ requesting her 19-year-old daughter make a statement clarifying her meaning when she said: "Twitter should ban my mother."

Frances called for Love to be banned from the social networking site after she used it to launch a tirade against her late husband Kurt Cobain's former Nirvana bandmate Dave Grohl, accusing him of making sexual advances on her daughter.

The legal case revolves around whether Love defamed Rhonda Holmes - of law firm Gordon & Holmes - in a 2010 tweet, when she wrote: "I was fucking devastated when Rhonda J Holmes esq of San Diego was bought off. I've been hiring and firing lawyers to help me with this."

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Believe
 is glitzier than his debut, My World(s), but Bieber doesn’t leave his faithful audience behind in pursuit of a broader fanbase. There are still returns to his years of tween appeal, notably on Be Alright, Fall and the title track.
But throughout, this album presents proof that expensive-sounding songs don’t need to be about material things, regardless of how much Bieber wants to scream that he’s an adult now. Despite the array of impressive guest contributors – Nicki Minaj, Drake, Ludacris, Big Sean, Mike Posner, Diplo – Bieber’s never overshadowed. He has grown into this role to such an extent that the "featuring" turns never steal his spotlight.
He’s aware that he’s still three years too young to get into the clubs where his beats belong; lyrically, his focus on love and faith is both explicit and suitably open – and, admirably, never puerile. Stepping back briefly, he’s simply being the teen star that he still is. The unshowiness of Bieber’s lyrics is played up, and his confidence, for the most part, played down.BBC
It’s fine that his vocal simpers on the verses of As Long As You Love Me, because the song’s pulsating undercurrent propels it onto the dancefloor. And this is exactly why comparisons with Justin Timberlake’s showy dreamboat persona are misleading. Believe presents Bieber as an 18-year-old in love, rather than desperate for an audience to adore him.
The way he gets introspective on the Babyface-produced Catching Feelings is a rare delight: it sees him caught up in a daydream, like Robin Thicke for a younger generation. And other highlights are plentiful: Die in Your Arms’ Michael Jackson sample is worth every penny, while One Love’s space-age synths, watered down DnB beat and defiant lack of fluff make it a total mega-hit.
Believe doesn’t take as many risks as it might (those are saved for bonus tracks), but it’s not meant to be a big and bold collection. It’s simply, elegantly, propelling Bieber into the next chapter of his career. And for an album whose aims are so remarkably graceful, Believe exceeds all expectations.

Stereophonics

Stereophonics
Download are the latest Brit band to bring out a greatest hits, but unlike Oasis and Radiohead, Decade In The Sun was the band's own decision to, in their own words, ''celebrate ten fantastic years''. In a recent interview, Kelly Jones said people are quick to be negative about ''some exec making a compilation on his laptop'', but that the new songs included here (and more of that later) show rather than dying quietly, Stereophonics are focused on new material.
So this is the story of how Cwmaman's Tragic Love Company became 2008's nine-million-selling global superstars - via being Branson's first ever signing to V2 records – and with just the one major line up change on the way. But with Cable or without him, this disc shows what most won't realise: just how many hits Stereophonics have had.BBC
The best of six albums (five of those chart toppers) are here, starting with their only number one single Dakota and ending with the inevitable – the hit that isn't theirs, Handbags And Gladrags. All moods of the Welshmen are here, from the flippant, whiney classic Have A Nice Day to the more political A Thousand Trees with its incendiary line: ''It only takes one tree to make a thousand matches, it only takes one match to burn a thousand trees''.
There are two new tracks on the album, You're My Star and My Own Worst Enemy. The former is stylish and steady, more Superman than Just Looking.
The balance from across the ten years in the 19 tracks is good, though notable exceptions are two of their biggest hits, Madame Helga and Moviestar. You have to question the decision to overlook the pair in favour of their dirgey, lowest ever charting single, More Life In A Tramp's Vest. True, it was their debut, but it's the rare occasion when an exec's choice might have beaten the band's sentimentally-clouded judgement. Nitpicking aside though, this is a fantastic selection sure to thrill Stereophonics superfans and new recruits alike

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood
Download is turning her attention to the UK. Her first release here combines her current US album and tracks from the others, tracing her progression from sentimental country balladeer (Jesus, Take the Wheel) to glossy country-pop star (the opening Good Girl starts with a blast of rock guitar and Vocoder, asserting that the line between country and pop is fine indeed nowadays). However predictable the package, there's fun to be had in these tales of bad dads, cheating husbands and cold, cold hearts, and Underwood delivers them with sweet purposefulness. Generally, the more traditional songs, such as Thank God for Hometowns, coax out a characterfulness lacking in the pop crossovers – and the less said about One Way Ticket's stab at reggae the better. The modest incursions into the British charts made by fellow travellers Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift mean the time is as right for Underwood as it will ever be, yet Blown Away may be too formulaic to give her much of a foothold.

Blur

Blur
 will embark on an intimate UK tour this August. The Britpop icons will play four shows, beginning at Margate's Winter Gardens on August 1. They will then play two shows at Wolverhampton's Civic Hall on August 5 and 6, before finishing off at Plymouth's Pavilions on August 7.NME

The shows will act as a warm-up for the band's huge outdoor gig at London's Hyde Park on August 12, which sees Blur topping a bill that also includes  and . The gig has been put on to coincide with the closing ceremony of the Olympic games. Blur are also scheduled to headline Sweden's   festival in August.

 Blur will release a career-spanning boxset on July 30. Titled '21', the collection includes the band's seven studio albums as well as over five hours of previously unreleased material including 65 tracks, rarities, three DVDs, a collector’s edition book and special limited edition Seymour seven-inch vinyl.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Kid Ink

Kid InkDownload
This week, the 26-year-old's introductory album, "Up & Away" (Tha Alumni Music Group), debuts at No. 20 on the Billboard 200, No. 3 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 2 on Top Rap Albums. The set sold 20,000 in its first week, with 97% of sales coming from downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

In just two years, Ink built a buzz through a grass-roots movement including touring, merchandise and self-produced online projects. The rapper has released three mixtapes -- "Crash Landing" (2010), "Daydreamer" (2011) and "Wheels Up" (2011) -- and collaborated with notable names like Chris Brown and Meek Mill without compensation. Ill Will, who spent five years working with Brown and others, also helped Ink's climb to the top. All of Ink's ­official videos are uploaded to Ill Will's YouTube channel, which has garnered close to 133 million views.Billboard
After KPWR Los Angeles' DJ Reflex broke Ink's first single, "Time of Your Life," in February, the rapper set a firm date for his album and buckled down

The Black Keys

The Black KeysDownload
The duo claim that Pizza Hut and its advertising agency used "significant portions" of 'Gold on the Ceiling' in an ad for Cheesy Bites Pizza whilst Home Depot used the track 'Lonely Boy' in an advert for power tools.

The band's lawyers have called the use of the songs "a brazen and improper effort to capitalise on [the] plaintiffs' hard-earned success." The Black Keys say they sent letters to both companies last month, asking them to stop showing the commercials.

Meanwhile, The Black Keys are set to release their own documentary. Noah Abrams, the director behind the yet-untitled film, has said he had no plans to shoot a straight band documentary and revealed that the movie is a "buddy movie with perhaps the greatest soundtrack of all time".NME

Abrams has been on the road with the band since last summer's sold-out 'El Camino' world tour dates at Manchester's O2 Apollo.