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Summer Tour On For John Legend

John Legend playing live at the Apollo in Manchester

He’s got 6 Grammys to his name and he has gotten countless fans excited about his upcoming summer tour. It is set to start on June 27 and is to run through till Labor Day. He wants a “green tour,” and has teamed up with an environmental group in this regard. Be on the lookout for dates and stops.

**UK OUT** Britains Got Talent singing sensation Susan Boyle outside her humble home in the Scottish town of Bathgate

I am sure that you have heard of Susan Boyle, the 47-year-old Scottish woman who made Simon Cowell and the rest of the judges of Britain’s Got Talent smile for real. She has since then become a singing sensation, capturing the attention of people all over the world. Now she’s got an invite to appear on Oprah!

44th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - Show

Ethan Hawke recently wrote an article on Rolling Stone about how a certain country musician got into a fight with Kris Kristofferson during a tribute concert to Willie Nelson six years ago. He named other names except for Toby Keith. Yet the description of the singer who “had a monster hit about bombing America’s enemies back into the stone age” fit Toby Keith perfectly. Now, the country singer is livid with anger, saying that it is a big lie…maybe Ethan Hawke should make sure to stay away from him for a while.


Paul McCartney And Ringo Starr Come Together

David Lynch Foundation Change Begins Within Benefit Concert

After a long 7 years, the two surviving members of The Beatles came together in a performance, at a concert for meditation. The concert was dubbed Change Begins Within, and was meant to benefit the David Lynch Foundation.

Tim McGraw Says No To ACM Awards

44th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Rehearsals - Day 3

Tim McGraw fans were surely disappointed not to see their favorite country music singer perform at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. According to reports, he had a major disagreement with the producers, prompting him to pull out of the show. He will still perform at the tribute concert for George Strait, though. I wonder what the disagreement was all about?


Greenday To Release 8th Album

VH1 - Big In 04 - Show

After 5 long years, Greenday fans finally have something concrete to look forward to. The news is that the band will be releasing their 8th studio album in May. The first single is Know Your Enemy, which will be aired in April. Looking forward to hearing it!


Metallica Poses As Norwegian Band

Metallica In Concert

Trust the band to try something like this. They posed as a young, unknown band from Norway and played at SXSW, a small gig in Texas. They did it as part of the promotions for Guitar Hero: Metallica, which is to be released on the 29th of this month. Naturally, they were found out before the end of the set.


Billy Corgan: Last Pumpkin Standing

Spike TVs 2008 Scream Awards - Arrivals

Of the original group, there were only 2 left: Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin. And now, there is only Billy. He recently announced that Chamberlin has left the group, and that he would go back to the studio soon to record alone. He’s retaining the name of the band, though.


Madonna Hits Recording Studio Again

2009 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals

The superstar is going back to the studio to record new tracks for her planned greatest hits album. If rumors are to be believed the album should be out by September of this year. Madonna fans are all excited, I bet.


U2 Tops The Charts Again

New Yrok street renamed for U2

U2 has got what it takes – there is no doubting that. Decades after they made it big, the band still made it to the top of the charts with their latest album, “No Line On The Horizon.” Perhaps that street that was named after them should remain as is?


Jonas Brothers: Movie Disappointing?

Jonas Brothers

Remember about a week ago when we heard wild forecasts about the 3D movie of THE brothers? Well, apparently, it did not do as well as forecasted. The movie didn’t do that bad, actually, getting abotu $12.7 million in the first 3 days. It was short of the $15m that the studio was hoping for though, and way way short of the crazy predictions that reached $25m.


Annie Lennox Feeling Good

2008 American Music Awards - Red Carpet

The days when she sported an orange crew cut and wore drag may be long gone but Annie Lennox is quite “keen to keep her edge” as an artist. She recently released a greatest album – her last with her age old label – but says that she is eager to try out something new. What might this be?

40th NAACP Image Awards - Show

The new President has been busy since his inauguration but he has not forgotten those who had helped him in his rise to glory – Stevie Wonder one of them. There are plans to hold a concert to honor the singer and a Library of Congress award as well.

2008 Christmas In Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

The former Idol David Cook is “floored” at how fast the tickets to his hometown show sold out. From the moment the tickets started being sold to the time the last ticket was bought, it only took 6 minutes! Now that was fast – I wonder if this breaks any records?

2009 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons: Clive Davis - Show

It seems that it has been ages since we saw and heard Whitney Houston, once considered one of the greatest divas. Over the weekend, though, she showed the world that she is back by performing at a pre-Grammy party in honor of Clive Davis. It seems that her story’s happy ending is here at last. Welcome back, girl!


Tom Jones Hits The Road – Again

The Q Awards 2008 - Arrivals

Despite the fact that he’s almost 70 years old, Tom Jones is going to go on tour once again. He has a new album, dubbed 24 Hours. This time around, though, he will be performing only once a night and will be doing “intimate” shows instead of performing in huge venues. I am sure that his female fans will still come in droves.


Grammy Line Up Shaping Up

We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial

I always enjoy watching the Grammy’s – not only to see if my favorite artists emerge as winners but also to watch some of the best live performances. This year’s line up is taking shape – U2, Kid Rock, and Rihanna are among some of the biggest names to look forward to. You can’t get any bigger than U2 in my book.


World Tour For Jonas Brothers

The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

Teeny boppers all over the world are waiting for something big this year – the Jonas Brothers are going on a World Tour and are set to announce their stops next month or early March. These young boys have indeed made it far! More details in their MySpace Blog.


And The Award Goes To…

NRJ Music Awards 2009

Katy Perry. But just for a moment. The latest scandal to hit the NRJ Awards – Katy Perry was given the award for Best International Song but she was made to give it to the rightful owner, Rihanna. Not their fault as it was an honest mistake. It’s messed up nonetheless.


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