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Susan Boyle’s New Single

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It’s not officially out yet, but the song has been leaked online. And no, it is not a Broadway tune. You may be surprised (pleasantly, I think), but Susan Boyle’s new song is by The Rolling Stones – Wild Horses. The album is due to be released in November, and is already a huge hit on Amazon.



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Whitney Houston Is Back!

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THE diva is back! Whitney Houston has a new album, I Look To You. Fans who’ve heard some songs have given mixed reactions. What do you think? Is she really back or is it a feeble attempt?



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Courtney Love Pissed At Activision

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Yeah, the wife of former Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is still alive and kicking – quite energetically, if I may add. She, together with other former Nirvana members, are very upset about the fact that Kurt Cobain’s character in Guitar Hero 5 is unlockable. That means that once the character is unlocked, it can be used for any song in the game. According to Courtney, the agreement was that Cobain would appear in two songs, that’s it. Activision says the exact opposite.



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They say that imitation is the best form of flattery, but I wonder, was Alanis Morissette flattered that Britney Spears sang her hit song “You Oughta Know?” The pop star covered the song in a concert in Greensboro, North Carolina on Saturday night. You can judge her performance for yourself – watch it on YouTube.



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Jamie Foxx
Actor-singer-comedian Jamie Foxx is currently on his “Blame It” tour, and two days before the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, he brought laughter to the people of New Orleans. Part of the proceeds of the concert will be donated to Brad Pitt’s foundation, Make It Right.



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Madonna Goes To Israel

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Madonna has been traipsing around the world, and nothing is stopping her – not even the jeers and boos she received in her recent concert. Her latest destination? The Holy Land, where she visited the Western Wall among other things. She has two concerts slated in Israel.



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While the English brothers have gone their ways, the Irish band Cranberries are coming together after a 7-year break. The band is going to go around Europe and then cross the sea to North America. Fans can expect classics like Zombie and Linger and some new pieces of music as well.



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Noel and Liam Gallagher have always been at each others throats, but this time, things seem to be more serious. Noel has left the band, supposedly due to “verbal intimidation.”

He wrote: “the level of verbal and violent intimidation towards me, my family, friends and comrades has become intolerable.”

He also said that he cannot work with brother Liam a day longer. Is this really the end for Britpop sensation Oasis?



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James Burton Fails To Set Record

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Guitar icon James Burton celebrated his 70th birthday with a bang, but failed to reach his goal. In attempt to make the Guinness World Book of Records, he wanted to gather the world’s largest guitar ensemble. He only had about 800 guitarists – the current record is 1,800++. 800 is still an impressive number, don’t you think?



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Better Than Ezra Is Back!

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Music fans, here is something that just might make your day. Better Than Ezra is back in the scene with their new album “Paper Empire,” which they say is the best they’ve made yet. They recorded the album in New Orleans. Can’t wait to hear!



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MC Hammer Plans Comeback

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Nineties rapper MC Hammer may have been flying under the radar for the past 15 or so years but he is far from done with his career. He is reportedly planning a comeback, with several projects in line. DanceJamtheMusic is a studio album that is supposed to be released in September and he is also working on a Christmas album.



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Japan Gets A Taste Of Linkin Park

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Rock band Linkin Park has not been in the headlines lately but it does not mean that they do not have a strong following elsewhere. Japan recently got rocked by the group for the first time in Mihama Athletic Field in Okinawa. From what I have heard, it was a huge success. Can it be the start of a comeback for them?



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Neil Young To Be Honored

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He has never won a Grammy, but he is a two-time Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer. He has also won the hearts of countless fans all over the world. And despite not being Grammy material (his own words, by the way), he is a certified musician and will be honored during the 20th annual MusiCares, two days before the Grammys.



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Brooks & Dunn Split Up

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The iconic country duo have called it quits. They announced the decision to split up after 20 years of making music. According to the duo, there is nothing behind the break up except for it “being time.” They added that if you “hear any rumors, don’t believe them.” It’s definitely a loss to the country music scene.



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Bob Dylan To Release Christmas Album

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The iconic musician is not done yet. The news is that he will be releasing a Christmas album featuring classics such as “Here Comes Santa Claus” and the carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” It’s waters that he’s treading here, but I’ll buy a copy of the album just because it’s Bob Dylan making it.



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Heath Ledger Music Video Released

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Heath Ledger may have been long gone, but his legacy remains. His directorial debut was released at WeAreTheMasses. The music video is titled Modest Mouse “King Rat.” Ledger didn’t actually finish the video before he died but the partner company worked on it after he passed away.



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He many be 65; The Who may have been out of the radar for a long time; but this musician is unstoppable. Roger Daltrey is planning a solo tour of North America from October 10 to November 30. Get your money ready for tickets now!



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Welcome The Mellower Avril Lavigne

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At least that’s what she has been saying. She is working on a new album with a few select people, and Avril Lavigne says that this will present a new stripped down version of herself. No pop rock sound but pure vocals and acoustics. Will it be a hit?



U2 performs at the Stade De France in Paris
We’re all in for a treat this year. The Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame is celebrating its 25th anniversary and they are holding 2 concerts especially for the event. No less than Bruce Springsteen and U2 are slated to perform. Where do I get tickets?



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