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Thursday
Jun092011

U2 Now Aiming to Release New CD by End of 2012

Isaac Brekken/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- U2 originally planned to have a new album in stores before their current "U2 360" tour ended, but now that's not happening.

The band told Rolling Stone that the plan now is to go back into the studio when the tour ends and work on a record that will be released "toward the end of next year."

U2 had been working on separate groups of songs, with Lady Gaga's producer RedOne and with producer/artist Danger Mouse, best known as one-half of Gnarls Barkley.  Now, the band told Rolling Stone that it's the Danger Mouse songs that will likely become their new album.

Adam Clayton said, "We have to focus on what we do best, and the work we did with Danger Mouse came closest to that...the thing we did with RedOne doesn't feel like the right fit."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
May042011

'Glee: The Music Volume 6' to Hit Stores May 23

Columbia Records(NEW YORK) -- The final Glee soundtrack of the show's second season, Glee: The Music, Volume 6, will arrive May 23.

Like its predecessor, this album will feature some original tracks written just for the show.  One, "As Long As You're There," features vocals by Charice, who plays Sunshine Corazon.  There are two other original songs: "Pretending," and "Light Up the World," co-written by hitmaker extraordinaire Max Martin.

The album also includes some songs from last week's episode, "Born This Way," as well as Tuesday night's episode, "Rumours."  As for songs we haven't heard yet, they range from Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" to Abba's "Dancing Queen" to Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely."

Here's the full track listing:

1. "Turning Tables"
2. "I Feel Pretty/Unpretty"
3. "As If We Never Said Goodbye"
4. "Born This Way"
5. "Dreams"
6. "Songbird"
7. "Go Your Own Way"
8. "Don’t Stop"
9. "Rolling in the Deep"
10. "Isn’t She Lovely"
11. "Dancing Queen"
12. "Try a Little Tenderness"
13. "My Man"
14. "Pure Imagination"
15. "Bella Notte"
16. "As Long As You’re There"
17. "Pretending"
18. "Light Up the World"

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Tuesday
May032011

Lady Gaga Releases Track Listings for Both Versions of 'Born This Way'

Interscope Records(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga released, via Twitter Monday, the track listings for both the regular version of her new album Born This Way and the deluxe version.

Most of the songs are ones that Gaga has either mentioned in interviews, performed in concerts, or released as remixes, including "The Edge of Glory," "Government Hooker" and "You and I."

The deluxe version of Born This Way features all the songs in the regular package, plus a bonus disc of remixes of "Judas," "Born This Way" and a few other tracks, including one that isn't found on the regular version, called "Fashion of His Love."

Here are the Gaga track listings:

Original
"Marry the Night"
"Born This Way"
"Government Hooker"
"Judas"
"Americano"
"Hair"
"Scheiße"
"Bloody Mary"
"Bad Kids"
"Highway Unicorn (Road to Love)"
"Heavy Metal Lover"
"Electric Chapel"
"You and I"
"The Edge of Glory"

Bonus Disc on the Deluxe Version
"Born This Way" -- Country Road Version
"Judas" -- DJ White Shadow Mix
"Marry the Night" -- Fernando Gariby Remix
"Scheiße" -- DJ White Shadow Mugler
"Fashion of His Love" -- Fernando Garibay Remix

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Monday
May022011

Jennifer Lopez Finally Sends Her 'Love?' to Fans

Island Records(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Lopez has spent about two years working on her new album, but now it's finally here: the CD called Love? hits stores Tuesday.

Lopez has lined up a slew of appearances to promote the new disc -- her first since 2007 -- including a performance this Thursday on American Idol.  She'll also appear on The Tonight Show May 9, and will do a trifecta on May 10: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Conan and Lopez Tonight.

As for why Lopez included the question mark in the title of her album, she told ABC News Radio, "Love is that topic that is...so complex, kinda confusing, exhilarating, and totally mind-boggling, and that's why the question mark."

She added that she's been trying to figure out love since she first experienced it at age 13, and it's still a mystery -- even though she's now happily married.  As she put it, "I've been on that journey kind of trying to figure out ever since, and at this point in my life, I still have questions."

So far, everything that fans have heard from Lopez's album have been dance tracks, like the current single "On the Floor."  In fact, Lady Gaga co-wrote two dance songs for the disc.  But Lopez said the album's more than that.

"I love the dance stuff, and I love all the energy of that, and the love and the emotion in those," she explained.  "But [once] you get past the dance, and past the party, and you start listening to some of the lyrics on the album, hopefully, it's going to provoke some good questions."

Lopez also said that being an American Idol judge has given her some musical inspiration.

She explained, "Working with the contestants...you're mentoring them, but at the same time, you're learning so much about yourself, so yeah, it makes you inspired as well to get back and do it."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
Apr082011

Gloria Estefan Working on New Album; Tweets About It

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for MONTBLANC(NEW YORK) -- Gloria Estefan is teaming with a successful rapper/producer on her new studio album.

Rap-Up.com reports Pharrell Williams, who's collaborated with the likes of Madonna and Gwen Stefani, has been in the studio with Estefan working on her first disc since 2003's Unwrapped.

Estefan's clearly excited by the results so far -- she tweeted a link to the Rap-Up.com article.  She also tweeted to her fans, "Hello my beautiful glo-heads! I can't wait 4 this 'record' to come out! Decided that's the best word 4 it since we still record the music."

In another tweet that addressed a fan's question, Estefan said the lyrics are "mostly English but bilingual in interesting ways."

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Monday
Mar212011

Lady Gaga Said to Have Worked on Two Tracks for J-Lo's New Album

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A second song off of Jennifer Lopez’s album Love? leaked online last week, and this one comes with a pretty impressive pedigree -- Lady Gaga apparently had a hand in creating it.

After the song, titled "Invading My Mind," went online, Gaga's producer, RedOne, revealed on his Twitter page, "For those who don't know, Lady Gaga worked with me on two records for JLO, 'Invading My Mind' and [another] one coming soon!!"

No word yet on what the other song is called.

"Invading My Mind" has the same kind of electro-dance sound as Lopez's current hit, "On the Floor."  There's still no release date for the album.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Mar092011

Journey to Release New CD, Tour with Foreigner

Legacy Records(NEW YORK) -- Journey will release a new album on May 24, exclusively through Walmart.

The disc, called Eclipse, will feature the band's current lineup: guitarist Neil Schon, keyboardist Jonathan Cain, bass player Ross Valory, drummer Deen Castronovo and singer Arnel Pineda, a Steve Perry sound-alike who joined the group in 2007.

Schon says of the new album, "I'm in love with this record, which I haven't said about one of our albums for a long time."

Journey has also lined up a tour in support of Eclipse that will kick off July 21, and joining them for the ride will be Foreigner and special guest Night Ranger, of "Sister Christian" fame.  This will mark Journey's first time touring with Foreigner in a decade.

On the tour, Journey will play all their greatest hits, including "Don't Stop Believin'," as well as material from the new disc.  Tickets go on sale March 11.

Here are the tour dates announced so far:

7/21 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Rio Tinto Stadium
7/23 -- Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/24 -- Phoenix, AZ, Desert Sky Pavilion
7/27 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/30 -- Tinley Park, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/31 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/2 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
8/3 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
8/5 -- Columbus, OH, Crew Stadium, Ohio State Fair
8/6 -- Noblesville, IN, Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/10 -- Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/13 -- Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
8/16 -- Hartford, CT, Comcast Theatre
8/17 -- Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/19 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Virginia Beach Amphitheater
8/20 -- Raleigh, NC, Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
8/21 -- Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
8/24 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
8/27 -- Burgettstown, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
8/30 -- Syracuse, NY, New York State Fair
8/31 -- Allentown, PA, The Great Allentown Fair
9/2 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
9/10 -- New Orleans, LA, New Orleans Arena
9/16 -- Atlanta, GA, Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
9/17 -- Tampa, FL, 1-800 Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
9/18 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Cruzan Amphitheatre
9/24 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
9/25 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/28 -- Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre
10/1 -- Englewood, CO, Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
10/7 -- Chula Vista, CA, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
10/14 -- Wheatland, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
10/15 -- Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
10/19 -- Portland, OR, Rose Garden Arena
10/21 -- Seattle, WA, KeyArena

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Mar082011

'Glee, The Music: Volume 5' Released; Gwyneth Paltrow Back on Show

Columbia Records(NEW YORK) -- Tuesday is a big day for Gleeks everywhere.

Not only does the latest soundtrack album from Glee arrive in stores, but after taking a week off, the show itself returns on Fox, with Gwyneth Paltrow back as substitute teacher Holly Holliday.

Among the songs performed on the episode, which is titled "Sexy," are Prince's "Kiss," Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide," Joan Jett's "Do You Wanna Touch Me," Neon Trees' "Animal" and "Afternoon Delight" by one-hit wonders The Starland Vocal Band.

Some of those tracks can be found on new album -- Glee, The Music: Volume 5 -- along with other songs from this season and the show's first-ever original songs: "Loser Like Me" and "Get It Right."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Feb082011

Report: U2's Manager Confirms New Album Release for May

Photo Courtesy - Interscope Records(CANNES, France) -- It looks like U2 is releasing a brand new album in May of this year.

According to the usually-reliable fan website AtU2.com, the band's manager, Paul McGuinness, confirmed during a music industry conference in Cannes, France that the album, which is "largely completed," will be released in time for U2's North American tour, which kicks off in Denver, Colorado on May 21.  He also stated that the group is now working at their studio in France to put the "finishing touches" on the disc.

In addition, McGuinness said the album is being produced by Danger Mouse, as had been reported, but that it wouldn't be called Songs Of Ascent.  Bono had previously said the band was working on an album of that name, which would comprise leftover songs from the No Line On The Horizon recording sessions, but it's possible that that may end up being a different project altogether.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Jan262011

New Colbie Caillat Song Leaks; New Album Coming in May

Photo Courtesy - Universal Republic(NEW YORK) -- "I Do," the first single from Colbie Caillat's upcoming third album, has leaked online.

According to Caillat's rep, the track was written by Caillat and Toby Gad, who's written hits for Beyonce and Fergie, among others.  The song will be available on iTunes Feb. 8.

As for the album, it'll be out May 3, but despite online reports that it will be titled All for You, the singer's rep told ABC News Radio that's incorrect, and a title hasn't yet been selected.

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