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Jay-Z Announces New Album, Will Give Away 1 Million Free Copies
Jay-Z is taking a cue from his wife and previewing his newest musical endeavor via a television ad, thanks to a partnership with Samsung Mobile and the Galaxy phone, a move Beyonce recently accomplished via Pepsi and H&M. In the video above, Jay-Z talks with some pals in the studio about his latest endeavor, which is currently rolling with the title, Magna Carta Holy Grail. But thatís not all.
Kim Deal Is No Longer A Member Of The Pixies
Veteran rocker Kim Deal is tired of splitting her musical interests. The longtime band member of both The Pixies and The Breeders will no longer play a role in the band that made her a household name. The Pixies will be without a female moving forward, as Deal has officially quit the team.
Jack Johnson Filling In For Mumford & Sons At Bonnaroo
Prominent English folk rock band Mumford & Sons pulled out of Bonnaroo earlier this week on Thursday to deal with the medical issue of one of the bandís members. The folk rockers were pretty high up on the list of important groups set to play during the music festival and it would stand to reason the festival would look for an equally big name to sign up in the bandís place. On Friday, festival staff announced Jack Johnson has been signed on to take the headlining slot at the big event.
Queens Of The Stone Age Tops Daft Punk On Billboard Charts
Daft Punk had a nice little two-week run on the Billboard album chart, but the successful Random Access Memories couldnít hold the number one slot this week. The French duoís latest musical endeavor was bumped off of the charts by the American band Queens of the Stone Age, which debuted the groupís first album since 2007ís Era Vulgaris this week. There was clearly a lot of anticipation related to the long-awaited release, and itís no surprise that Queens of the Stone Ageís sixth studio album, ÖLike Clockwork took the #1 slot.
My Morning Jacket Plans One Big Holiday Festival In Mexico
My Morning Jacket is planning to party hard next January. The Louisville, Kentucky originated band is selling tickets this month for an event at the Riviera Maya in Mexico which will soon be known as the Hard Rock Riviera Maya. The event is amusingly being dubbed My Morning Jacketís One Big Holiday.
Emblem 3's New Video Chloe Is Proving The X Factor Can Produce A Hit
The U.S. version of The X Factor may have finally found a relevant hitmaker. Soon after earning fourth place on the second season of the show, Emblem 3 signed on with Columbia Records and late last week, the group performed their new single, ďChloe,Ē on Good Morning America, which spawned a little more interest in the music video for the single. As of the time of this writing, Emblem 3ís first big hit has earned over 1.5 million page views on YouTube.
Nine Inch Nails Debuts New Song, Announces Full Tour
Way back in February, Trent Reznor cemented the new Nine Inch Nails lineup and announced that a new tour would come along shortly. In the time since, the man has also begun putting together new music and on Thursday, Reznor announced big news via the NIN site, including the above new track, called ďCame Back Haunted.Ē
Jack White Saves Masonic Temple With Large Donation
Jack White has a accrued a lot of interesting and expensive items in the time since the White Stripes made him a celebrity. If youíve ever seen the episode of Historyís American Pickers where the two pickers travel to the musicianís home, youíll know exactly what I mean. However, heís shown an amazing capacity for generosity, as well, most recently when he donated $142,000 to the Detroit Masonic Temple in Michigan.
Daft Punk's Random Access Memories Holds Steady In The Album Charts
Itís a pretty big week for music. Daft Punk has been the king of the charts since Random Access Memories dropped a week ago. However, the French electronic duo is not the only impressive release on the album charts in June. This week, Alice in Chains also released a brand new album, which happens to be the biggest chart success the band has put out since 1995.
That Woman Miguel Leg Dropped Might Have Brain Damage
When people go to a concert, thereís an expectation of safety, especially at a gig that doesnít involve mosh pits or intense dancing. That being said, life is filled with all sorts of random events, some of which involve injury. If Shah really is having serious problems as a result of this mishap, she has every right to be pissed. If sheís just looking for a quick handout, however, she should be ashamed of herself.
Scott Weiland Countersuing Stone Temple Pilots After Getting Fired
The Stone Temple Pilots saga is seemingly never-ending. Just a few months after the band fired lead singer and songwriter Scott Weiland from the group, several lawsuits are keeping each of the band members and former band members tied up in courts. First, the remaining STP members sued Scott Weiland on May 24 for using the bandís name to promote his solo endeavors. Now, Weiland is suing the band, claiming they plotted in secret to be rid of him.
Usher And Darius Rucker Sign On For Blake Shelton's Tornado Relief Concert
After tornadoes ripped across Oklahoma earlier this month, Shelton was looking for a way to help, and was able to quickly and efficiently put together a relief concert to help those in need after the major disasters. Now, two more names have been added to the already lengthy lineup for the event. Usher and Darius Rucker have both signed on to perform.
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