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Feb232011

Britney Spears Reveals Another Song Clip from New CD

Photo Courtesy - Jive Records(NEW YORK) -- After teasing fans for days with tiny peeks of her "Hold It Against Me" video, it appears as though Britney Spears is going to do the same thing with the music on her new album, Femme Fatale.

Over the weekend, she tweeted out a 10-second clip for a song called "Inside Out," and on Tuesday, she tweeted a link to a 23-second clip of yet another song, called "I Wanna Go."  It was co-written and co-produced by Shellback, who worked with Spears on "If U Seek Amy" and "3," as well as with Usher on "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" and Avril Lavigne on "What the Hell."

Femme Fatale is scheduled to arrive March 29.  Spears' manager, Larry Rudolph, told MTV, "It's somewhat of a departure from what she's done.  It's more mature.  It's more of a dance record."

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Tuesday
Feb222011

Report: Jesse James to Pen Memoir

Photo Courtesy - Jordan Strauss | WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Jesse James apparently wants to turn the marriage-busting headlines he made last year into a tell-all book. RadarOnline.com reports James has signed a deal with Simon and Schuster’s Gallery Books to write a memoir about his failed marriage to Sandra Bullock and subsequent romance with fiancée Kat Von D. 

James and Bullock finalized their divorce in June 2010 after reports of his infidelities made headlines.

Jesse and Kat announced their engagement in January 2011. 

Reports indicate Jesse James’ book will be entitled American Outlaw.

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Tuesday
Feb222011

Foo Fighters Premiering New Single Wednesday

Photo Courtesy - RCA Records(NEW YORK) -- The Foo Fighters will premiere their brand-new single, "Rope," at their official website at 7 a.m. EST on Wednesday. It's the first single from their forthcoming album, Wasting Light, which is in stores on April 12.

Even though "Rope" is the first official single, the Foos have already released a video for another song from the album called "White Limo."  The video, guest starring Lemmy of the metal rock band Motorhead, can be seen on the band's website.

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Tuesday
Feb222011

Celine to Sing Billy Joel Song in New Vegas Show

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- Despite the hype surrounding the impending debut of Celine Dion's new show in Las Vegas next month, not much is actually known about what it will look like, or even sound like.  Originally, the show was described as a tribute to the music of Hollywood, but that's no longer the case.  The show's director, Ken Ehrlich, tells Las Vegas Weekly, "We started out making it with a very definite kind of Hollywood theme, but as the show began to take on a life of its own, we realized that to some extent, that was limiting."  He adds, "We [realized we] could still incorporate some great songs of Hollywood, but we didn't have to plaster it on a marquee [as] 'Celine Goes Hollywood,' y'know."

Ehrlich says the show will include Celine's hits, as well as "a mix of songs she's always wanted to sing."  One of the songs she'll be performing, he reveals, is Billy Joel's "Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)," a touching ballad which appeared on his 1993 album River of Dreams.  The song is very personal to Billy, since it was inspired by his daughter Alexa Ray, but Celine is making it her own.  Ehrlich says, "It's just one of those songs that on its own is extremely emotional, and when she sings it, you know she's singing it to her kids.  It's really something."

The new show, which is currently untitled, opens March 15 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

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Tuesday
Feb222011

Simon & Garfunkel Documentary Gets Theatrical Release

Photo Courtesy - Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For the next month or so, you'll be able to catch a new Simon & Garfunkel documentary at a theater near you.  Titled The Harmony Game, the documentary was produced for the upcoming 40th-anniversary CD/DVD edition of the duo's classic album Bridge Over Troubled Water.  The documentary will be screened at Emerging Pictures Cinemas across the country -- visit EmergingCinemas.com to get a list of exactly where and when it will be playing.

The Harmony Game tells the story of the making of Bridge Over Troubled Water and includes new interviews with Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, as well as their musical collaborators.  If you don't want to see it in a theater, the CD/DVD hits stores March 8.

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Tuesday
Feb222011

Garth Brooks to Be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Garth Brooks will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 16 during a gala event in New York City.  He's being recognized for his work on such songs as "Unanswered Prayers," "We Shall Be Free," "The Thunder Rolls" and, of course, "If Tomorrow Never Comes."

Among the writers Garth will be inducted alongside this year are the legendary Leon Russell, New Orleans musician, songwriter and producer Alan Toussaint, as well as John Bettis, Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, who wrote hits such as Michael Jackson's "Human Nature," Madonna's "Crazy for You" and "Like a Virgin," Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors," The Carpenters' "Top of the World" and Heart's "Alone."

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Tuesday
Feb222011

Lindsay Lohan Lands a Movie Role?

Photo Courtesy - Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Lindsay Lohan isn't letting her grand theft case interfere with her acting career.

RadarOnline.com reports Lohan has agreed to star in a film titled Escaping the Game.  It will focus on celebrities who fake their deaths in order to escape to a remote island where they can avoid the limelight.  Lohan would play an investigator who looks into the disappearances.

Of course, Lohan probably would have to avoid jail time in her grand theft case if she wants to start shooting the film by late summer, as is currently planned.  A producer of the film reportedly is confident the actress will be able to work on the project, but also notes, "We can get her insured if she is with someone who is keeping an eye on her 24/7."

A contract has not yet been finalized.

The Mean Girls star has pleaded not guilty to felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, California jewelry store.

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Tuesday
Feb222011

Adele Matches Record Set by The Beatles on UK Chart

Photo Courtesy - XL Recordings/ Columbia(LONDON) -- Adele, who releases her new CD 21 on Tuesday, has set a major chart record in her home country of England. 

According to the Daily Mail, she's the first living artist since The Beatles to have two top-five singles and two top-five albums in the same week.

Adele's song "Someone Like You" is number one on the U.K. chart, and her album 21 is number one as well.  Her song "Rolling in the Deep," which is her current single in the U.S., is number four on the chart, while her debut album, 19, is number four as well.

The Beatles accomplished this feat in 1964, when "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "She Loves You" were numbers two and five on the singles chart, respectively, and their albums With the Beatles and Please Please Me were the number one and number two albums in the country.

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Tuesday
Feb222011

Arcade Fire Announces Remaining US Tour Dates

Photo Courtesy - Merge Records(NEW YORK) -- Just a week after taking home an Album of the Year Grammy for The Suburbs, Arcade Fire has confirmed all of the remaining dates on its U.S. tour.

The new dates begin April 9 in Denver, and run through May 6.

Here are the dates:

4/9 -- Broomfield, CO, 1st Bank Center   
4/11 -- Orem, UT, The UCCU Center   
4/13 -- Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre    
4/14 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel     
4/16 -- Indio, CA, Coachella (sold out)
4/18 -- Santa Fe, NM, Santa Fe Convention Center  
4/20 -- Kansas City, MO, Starlight Amphitheatre     
4/22 -- Chicago, IL, UIC Pavilion (sold out)  
4/24 -- Chicago, IL, UIC Pavilion (sold out)  
4/25 -- Chicago, IL, UIC Pavilion (sold out)  
4/27 -- Indianapolis, IN, The Lawn at White River State Park   
4/28 -- Memphis, TN, Orpheum Theatre  
4/30 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion    
5/3 -- Austin, TX, The Backyard        
5/4 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion    
5/6 -- New Orleans, LA, Jazz and Heritage Festival

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Tuesday
Feb222011

Blake Shelton Scores Third Consecutive Number One Hit

Photo Courtesy - Warner Bros. Records (NEW YORK) -- Blake Shelton has scored his third straight number one hit with "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking," the first time he's accomplished that feat.

Shelton said, "Thank you to every single person who works at a country radio station.  You allow me to do the one thing that I love to do most in this world, and that's sing country music.  I love y'all."

The singer's previous two numbers ones were "All About Tonight" and "Hillbilly Bone" with Trace Adkins.

Shelton has scored eight number one hits over the course of his career.

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