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Taylor Swift Concert Sells Out In Just 5 Minutes

Taylor Swift - Speak Now Album

Taylor Swift’s Speak Now Tour is the red hot ticket of the year. Swift has managed to sell out two upcoming shows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in just two minutes, while also selling out the 68,000 seat Gillette Stadium in just five minutes.

After those first three shows another seven concerts sold out in the same amount of time.

The sellouts shouldn’t surprise anyone, her third album Speak Now sold more than one million copies in it’s first week of release.

According to concert promoters, the Swift tour has generated the most interest in a tour since the Hannah Montana’s Best of Both Worlds Tour which happened in 2007!

Interest is so high that additional concerts have been added to accommodate Swift fans.

When all is said and done Swift will have performed in 19 countries at 90+ shows, the first of which will start in Singapore on Feb. 9.


Coldplay To Release Christmas Song

Coldplay Christmas Lights Cover

Coldplay is known for their more depressing meaning and sounding tunes, think “The Scientist” and “Yellow” but this holiday they are preparing for something a bit more jolly, a Christmas song.

Okay, so we don’t really know if the song is going to be all that jolly, but it should be interesting none-the-less.

The song is titled “Christmas Light” and will go up for sale starting on Wednesday, December 1st, through iTunes.

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Wynter Gordon Ditches Writing For Others, Launches Solo Career

Wynter Gordon

It looks like J. Lo, Danity Kane, Mary J. Blige and various other artists looking for their next big hit will have to look elsewhere. Wynter Gordon the hit making song writer behind those and other stars hits has announced that she’s exiting the third party song writing game for a while so she can focus on her own career.

According to PopEater:

After bringing Atlantic Records executives to tears during her showcase, Wynter is finally taking center stage and putting the finishing touches on her debut album, ‘With the Music I Die,’ due out in 2011.

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Axl Rose Goes After ‘Guitar Hero’ By Suing Activision

Axl Rose

Guns N’ Roses singer and founding member Axl Rose has filed a lawsuit against Guitar Hero creator Activision after the gaming company allegedly illegally used the bands 1987 rock hit Welcome To The Jungle in Guitar Hero III with specific imagery of one-time group guitarist Slash.

According to Rose’s law firm Miller Barondess LLP, the complaint alleges that Activision:

“fraudulently induced” Rose into allowing the company to use the song. In legal documents.”

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American Music Awards: Lowest Ratings Ever

American Music Awards Logo

With teenie-bop pop from Justin Bieber dominating the American Music Awards it doesn’t surprise us that the show drew it’s worst ratings ever.

The telecast drew only 11.6 million viewers, 22% less than the show’s 2009 airing. The telecast was the lowest rated in the shows history and featured five award nominations for tween star Bieber.

Did you watch the show? Or were you one of the 22% who ditched the telecast after last years rather standard awards and performances.


Glee Producers Announce European Tour Dates [Summer Shows]

Glee Cast

Glee is heading to Europe for a set of concert dates. The tour was announced today by producers of the hit Fox musical-comedy. The cast will begin performing in May when production of the Glee TV series goes dark for the off-season.

Among those singers singed on for the tour are:

Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), and Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike), Chord Overstreet (Sam) and Darren Criss (Blaine).

The concert series has been named “Glee Live! In Concert!” and will features the most memorable songs from the last two seasons.

According to PopCrunch show creator Ryan Murphy said:

“We had such a great time putting together last year’s shows and the response from the fans was incredible. People around the world want to see our cast live and in person, so this European tour is our way of thanking them for the unbelievable way they’ve embraced our little show. And for everyone in America who has asked if we’ll be back to a city near them this summer, stay tuned. We’ll have some exciting news very soon.”

“Glee Live! In Concert!” 2011 Tour Dates:

June 22 Manchester, England MEN Arena

June 25 London, England O2 Arena

June 26 London, England O2 Arena

July 2 Dublin, Ireland O2 Arena

July 3 Dublin, Ireland O2 Arena

Tickets go on to the general public at 9AM Friday, Nov. 26 via….


Miley Cyrus Decides Not To Sing Bret Michaels Song At AMA’s

Miley Cyrus Photo

With rumors circulating that Miley Cyrus’ mother had an affair with singer Bret Michael’s it should come as no surprise that Miley Cyrus 86d her original plans to cover Every Rose Has Its Thorn.

According to AMA sources, Miley decided to sing Love And Forgiveness several days ago with the shows official song list changing to show her new choice in song as early as Thursday.
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Bruno Mars Debuts “Grenade” Music Video

Bruno Mars "Grenade" Music Video

R&B singer-songwriter Bruno Mars has become a big name in the music industry after exploding on the scene with his hit collaborations with B.o.B. for “Nothin’ on You” and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy. Now he’s back with a new single of his own.

Grenade is a solo effort by Mars from his album Doo-Wops & Hooligans.

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Lee DeWyze Debuts ‘Sweet Serendipity” Music Video

Lee DeWyze

Lee DeWyze, last seasons American Idol winner debuted the music video for his ‘Sweet Serendipity’ single today and we have it for you!

DeWyze came into American Idol as a painter from Chicago and beat out Crystal Bowersox to claim the coveted 1st place award during Simon Cowell’s last season on the show.

Here’s the music video:

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Will.i.Am Says New Michael Jackson Album Is “Disrespectful” To Michael

Michael Jackson Album

Black Eyed Peas founder and producer extraordinaire Will.i.Am says he wants no part in the new Michael Jackson album because it stands against everything Michael believed in. told EW:

“Whoever put it out and is profiting off of it, I want to see how cold they are … He just wasn’t any ordinary artist. He was a hands-on person. To me it’s disrespectful. There’s no honoring.”

According to Will.i.Am the biggest issue is using unfinished Michael Songs on the album:

“Michael Jackson songs are finished when Michael says they’re finished … Maybe if I never worked with him I wouldn’t have this perspective. He was very particular about how he wanted his vocals, the reverb he used … he was that hands-on.”

While it’s true that money will be made, the Michael Jackson estate, namely his children are the one’s to most profit off the album, so I call this one a toss up, after all I’m sure he would want what’s best for his children.


Michael Jackson, Akon Duet “Hold My Hand” Goes On Sale Monday

Michael Jackson and Akon

“Hold My Hand” a song collaboration between Michael Jackson and Akon will hit stores on Monday, November 15. The song is just one track that can be heard on the King of Pops upcoming album.

Sony Albums confirmed the sale on Thursday and Akon released the following statement:

“The world was not ready to hear ‘Hold My Hand’ when it leaked a couple years ago. We were devastated about it,” says Akon, while adding “But its time has definitely come; now in its final state, it has become an incredible, beautiful, anthemic song. I’m so proud to have had the chance to work with Michael, one of my all time idols.”

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Crystal Bowersox Album “Farmer’s Daughter” Drops December 14th

Crystal Bowersox

Crystal Bowersox, last season’s American Idol runner-up will release her freshman album Farmer’s Daughter on December 14.

Bowersox wrote 8 of the songs on her 12 track album, while her husband Brian Walked wrote “Mason” and Bowersox co-wrote “Lonely” with David Ryan Harris, one of the collaborators who works closely with John Mayer.

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Michael Jackson’s Album “Michael” Drops Dec. 14

Michael Jackson Album "Michael"

Michael Jackson is going the way to Tupac, dropping an album of cut together tracks after his death.

The new album, titled Michael will drop on Dec. 14, just 6 months after his June 2009 death.

According to sources close to the project, the album has been billed as “newly completed recordings” that Michael had been writing and recording with various collaborators which he handpicked.

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Burlesque Theme Song “Express” By Christina Aguilera [World Premiere]

Christina Aguilera Burlesque Movie Still

Her last album flopped, she got divorced and now she’s working with Cher, it hasn’t been the best several years for Christina Aguilera, but now she hopes to turn that all around with her new movie Burlesque and we have the first single from that effort.

Titled Express the song made it’s world premiere today and here it is:

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Pink Debuts “Raise Your Glass” Music Video

Pink - Raise Your Glass Music Video Still

Pink loves to make social statements in her music videos and Raise Your Glass is no different. Pink jumps from Rosie The Riveter to a Gay wedding, bullfighting and just about every other modern example of underdog empowerment to show off her “sticking it to everyone” attitude.

I personally love Pink’s more up tempo songs and  “Raise Your Glass” is Pink at her rocking out, I’ll take on the world best.

If you like the music video (below) you can pick it up on her 10th Year Anniversary Greatest Hits So Far album later this month.

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Justin Bieber Debuting “Never Say Never” During MLB World Series Game 3

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber will world premiere his new single “Never Say Never” during Game 3 of the 2010 MLB World Series. The game will be played this Saturday.

The debut will come during the games pre-show in Arlington, Texas at 6:30 PM ET. After the Beibs makes his debut Kelly Clarkson will sing the national anthem.

I thought the only reason I had for skipping this years competition was the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants, a special thanks to Bieber for giving me a third reason.

Justin Bieber’s new album drops on Nov. 23.


Fergie Named Billboard Magazine’s 2010 Woman Of The Year


It’s been a “Fergalicious” year for Fergie and now she can add the title of Billboard Magazine’s 2010 Woman of the Year.

A ceremony for Fergie will take place in New York City on December 23, at which time she’ll join such notables as Beyonce and Reba McEntire.

According to PopCrunch:

The Woman of Year prize pays tribute to a trailblazing female artist and her accomplishments in the industry. Fergie’s lone solo album — 2006’s The Dutchess — went multiplatinum. Additionally, her last BEP disc, The E.N.D., topped the charts and was one of the best-selling discs of 2009.

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Kanye West “Runaway” Music Video Premiers, Becomes World’s Longest [Video]

Kanye West Runaway Video

At 34-minutes long, Kanye West has broken the world record for longest music video, debuting his new epic “Runaway.”

The music video is visually a departure from Wests’ other past video projects, providing listeners/viewers with a hip-hop epic that at points can drag on with chats and repeating beats I personally could have done without.

The version we’ve chosen to show gets rid of the swear words to make it safe for work.

The synopsis is that a phoenix (Selita Ebanks) plays a metaphor for West’s return to the top of his game. While West keeps using the video to talk about the hate he received from Taylor Swift fans after he dissed her at the 2009 MTV VMAs. Read the rest of this entry »

Steven Tyler Butchers National Anthem At Boston Bruins Game

Steven Tyler - National Anthem at NHL Game

Remember when Rosanne Barr butchered the National Anthem? At least she knew she was killing it on purpose, this week Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler sung the anthem and completely mutilated it.

Tyler was singing at a Boston Bruins game and as if the NHL doesn’t have enough problems with finding viewers, they now have to find the one’s who went running from the hills after hearing his awful performance.

Sadly his performance came during the teams Thursday Season opener…not a very good way to start a new hockey season.

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