BEYONCE TO RELEASE TOUR DVD NEXT MONTH!
Attention Beyonce fans! If you didn’t get to watch the hardest working woman in show business during her I Am… world tour, here’s your chance. On November 23rd, the “Sweet Dreams” singer will unleash her I Am Yours: An Intimate Performance At The Wynn DVD. Be sure to pre-order your copy on Amazon.com today.
The set comes with two CDs and one DVD which capture Beyonce’s stint at The Wynn hotel in Las Vegas.
BRITNEY SPEARS AND NEW MOON TOP ITUNES CHART
Brintey Spears’ new tune “3” tops the iTunes singles chart. The song also debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. “Fireflies,” by Owl City, comes in at number two, Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.” drops to number three while Jason Derulo’s “Watcha Say” is at number four and “Meat Me Halfway” by the Black Eyed Peas lands at number five. The New Moon Soundtrack debuts at number one on the iTunes album chart. Michael Buble, who currently tops the Billboard album chart, comes in at number two with Crazy Love, The Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. places at number three, while Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 and Owl City’s debut, Ocean Eyes, come in at number four and five respectively.
KELLY CLARKSON, FALL OUT BOY & MORE SAVE THE MUSIC
Kelly Clarkson, OneRepublic, Fall Out Boy, Mandy Moore, Nick Lachey, Chrisette Michele, Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat have joined the Vh1 Save The Music Foundation as “Ambassadors” dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in public schools. The Ambassadors class follow in the footsteps of the last year’s inaugural class which included BeyoncÃ©, Jamie Foxx, Chris Webber, Gavin DeGraw, Ne-Yo, John Rzeznik, Natasha Bedingfield, The Fray, 3 Doors Down and Venus Williams.
MILEY CYRUS, COLBIE CAILLAT & MORE FOR A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS
Miley Cyrus, Colbie Caillat, Kristinia DeBarge, Vanessa Hudgens, Sean Kingston, Leighton Meester, Mitchel Musso, Kellie Pickler, Ashley Tisdale, Carrie Underwood and others have contributed songs to A Very Special Christmas Volume 7. The album, which benefits the Special Olympics, will be released on November 24th.
DESIGN A SIMPSONS CHARACTER FOR COLDPLAY EPISODE
Coldplay is set to get animated on an episode of The Simpsons next year and the show is asking for fans’ help. According to NME, a character designed by a contest winner will appear in the January episode alongside the band. Entries can be submitted at TheSimpsons.com/Character. Executive producer Al Jean said the animated character should be “pithy and funny.” The contest is part of the show’s 20th anniversary celebrations.
ALICIA KEYS GOES BACK TO SCHOOL!
Alicia Keys will begin The Element of Freedom: The Lecture & Performance Series at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday. The event which is named after Keys’ upcoming album, The Element Of Freedom, is a unique lecture and performance series that offers the opportunity for students studying music and other entertainment fields to obtain first-hand information from Keys. Alicia Keys will also hold a lecture at UCLA’s Royce Hall on October 28th with more dates to be announced. Keys’ fourth studio album, The Element Of Freedom, will be released December 1st.
MGMT SAY CONGRATULATIONS
MGMT has confirmed that their new album will be titled Congratulations. The follow-up to their breakthrough 2007 debut album, Oracular Spectacular, is set to come out sometime next year. The duo has played some new tunes at shows over the summer, and footage from those gigs can be viewed now on YouTube. Currently, MGMT is not on the road but you can keep up with the band at WhoIsMGMT.com.
MORE ON U2 IMAGE APP
More details have emerged about U2’s Blackberry application. The band needs fans to send them images inspired by U2 songs, which will then be part of the band’s mobile photo album. Details of the special app can be found at U2.com now.
PARAMORE ANSWER FANS VIA TWITTER
Yesterday, fans of Paramore got the chance to ask the band anything thanks to Twitter. If you didn’t get the chance to submit a question but are interested in some trivia about the band, visit Twitter.com/RollingStone today.
JOHN MAYER’S B-DAY CELEBRATION
John Mayer celebrated his 32nd birthday in New York City over the weekend. According to the New York Post, the singer-songwriter went out with Jeremy Piven and Saturday Night Live star Seth Meyers and shared his birthday cake with model Paige Butcher, who was also celebrating a b-day. Read more about the fiesta at NYPost.com.
JOHN MAYER ON MILEY CYRUS
Miley Cyrus has been off of Twitter for a while now, but that didn’t stop avid-tweeter John Mayer from chiming in on the situation. The singer-songwriter told MTV, “She’s smart enough to realize there is some interference of the brain that she doesn’t want to deal with. I think if you’re in Miley’s situation, it might take a little too much time to play goalie for your own heart and mind.”
JOHN MAYER’S NEW VIDEO
John Mayer has just premiered the video for his new song “Who Says” off of his forthcoming album Battle Studies. See it now at JohnMayer.com. Battle Studies is due out on November 17th.
DAUGHTRY KICKS OFF TOUR
Daughtry kicked off their tour Monday night in Topeka, Kansas and frontman Chris Daughtry took to his Twitter to write about the show. He said that it was “off the friggin hook” and that the capital city “rocked” their world. See when Daughtry can rock yours at DaughtryOfficial.com.
KYLIE GOES ACOUSTIC
PerezHilton.com has gotten their hands on some footage of Kylie Minogue singing acoustically with her back-up singers. The Aussie pop star performs two songs, “Wow” and “Red-Blooded Woman.” See it now at PerezHilton.com.
KATY PERRY AND RUSSELL BRAND PDA
Are Katy Perry and Russell Brand ready to take their relationship public? Well apparently so because PerezHilton.com has some pictures of the high-profile duo kissing while at a party over the weekend. See the pics now at PerezHilton.com.
THE FRAY IN EUROPE
The Fray are in Europe, and they made a video blog to keep all their fans updated with how they’re doing. Head to TheFray.net to watch now and see some great backstage footage of the band in Spain.
DMB TO HEAD TO EUROPE
The Dave Matthews Band has just announced plans to tour in Europe in February and March of next year. Pre-sale tickets have already gone on sale for members of their fan-club, so head to DaveMatthewsBand.com to sign up and to see a complete list of dates.
JORDIN SPARKS SING-A-LONG
Do you love Jordin Sparks’ new song “S.O.S?” Well the former American Idol wants to see a video of you singing along to the hit single and if she likes your rendition, you could win some pretty cool prizes. Check out JordinSparks.com for all the info and for a message from Jordin as well.
RUN DMC PLAY ON THE WAY?
According to Variety, Run-DMC is currently negotiating the possibility of creating an original Broadway musical about their iconic rise to fame. Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels met with producer Paula Wagner who feels “their story lends itself perfectly to the stage.” The woman behind the Mission Impossible series added, “This project has been a passion of mine for some time and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with them.” We’ll keep you posted with further updates.
MARIAH RECRUITS FEATURES ON MEMOIRS RE-RELEASE
We’ve just learned new details on Mariah Carey’s upcoming revamped Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel album. Fans shouldn’t expect an entirely new album, or so says hit-maker Tricky Stewart, who told Rap-Up.com that the project is more of “an album of features, really cool features on the exact same album.” In addition to guest appearances from Trey Songz, T-Pain, Jermaine Dupri, Gucci Mane and Big Boi, Carey will receive contributions from R Kelly on the opening cut “Betcha Gon’ Know.” We will continue to keep you updated.
Mariah’s album will most likely retain the same name.
RUSSELL BLOGS ABOUT JAY-Z’S RAP CAREER
Russell Simmons reflectively blogged about Jay-Z’s influential rap career and how it’s impacted the hip hop community. The Def Jam founder wrote: “It suddenly dawned on me, that in a hundred years from now, we’re gonna be talking about Jay-Z. When we think of hip-hop, we will think of Jay.” He added, “But what is even more important than his album sales, is his affect on American popular culture.” Check out the full entry via GlobalGrind.com. To date, Jay-Z has eleven number one albums.
USHER HAD DOUBTS OVER “PAPERS” SINGLE
According to People.com, Usher wasn’t sure he wanted “Papers” to be his lead single off Raymond Vs. Raymond. Hit-maker Sean Garrett told the site that they were trying to figure out if it should come out or not and ultimately decided that it was a “smash” that couldn’t be denied. Head over to People to read the full interview now.
Raymond Vs. Raymond drops on December 8th.
YOUNG JEEZY RELEASES “TRAP OR DIE 2”
Young Jeezy has just unleashed a new track called “Trap Or Die 2” off his upcoming third studio effort, Thug Motivation 103 — which is slated to officially hit stores by the end of the year. Be sure to head over to Rap-Up.com now for your first listen.
SNOOP APPEARS ON WWE
Snoop Dogg appeared on WWE’s Monday Night Raw and not only did he lay the smackdown, but he celebrated his victory by playing his new single, “Gangsta Luv” with The Dream. Check it out on YouTube now.