GAGA PREPS SUPER DELUXE FAME MONSTER
Lady Gaga has already released her new album, The Fame Monster, but diehards still have two weeks to save up for the Super Deluxe Fame Monster Pack, due out December 15th. The set will include a lock of hair from one of her wigs, a lot of photos and a pair of 3-D glasses that Gaga promises will come in handy “for things that will happen soon.” We will keep you posted.
GAGA ON ELLEN
In case you were still sleeping off your turkey from the night before and didn’t turn on the TV, Lady Gaga performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday. Head to PerezHilton.com right now to see video of the pop star performing her new song “Speechless.”
MICHAEL JACKSON DVD ARRIVES IN JANUARY
According to Billboard.com, Michael Jackson’s This Is It concert documentary will hit stores sooner than you think. Along with the box office hit film, fans should expect the disc to include 90 minutes worth of extras, costume and dance auditions and Memories Of Michael piece as well. Get yours when it’s released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on January 26th, 2010. <WM>
MILEY WANTS TO BE BEYONCE
Miley Cyrus is featured in the new issue of Seventeen magazine, and the Disney star has some pretty nice things to say about a fellow singer. Cyrus told the mag that she wants to be just like Beyonce. She said, “She is the ultimate woman. You look at her and you don’t think, I wonder what her personal life is like. You look at her and you go, that girl on the stage is a superstar. You don’t care about anything else; you only care about her music. So I would hope that would be me in the future.”
KYLIE IS WORKING ON NEW MATERIAL
Kylie Mingoue is in New York City, and apparently, she’s in the Big Apple working on a new album! She wrote to Perez Hilton on Twitter and said that recording her new effort is “very exciting!!!” Follow the Australian pop star at Twitter.com/KylieMinogue.
KELLY CLARKSON GOES TO NUMBER ONE
Kelly Clarkson’s hit single “Already Gone” has taken the original American Idol to number one on the Adult Top 40 chart. According to her official Web site, it’s Kelly’s second number one on that chart, her first being a five-week run with “Behind These Hazel Eyes” back in 2005. The song was co-written by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, and it gave him his third number one to go along with his band’s hit “Apologize” and Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love.” Learn more at KellyClarkson.com.
ALICIA ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
SingersRoom.com reports Alicia Keys will reportedly tour overseas to help support the release of her new album, The Element Of Freedom. So far, the “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” singer has announced four dates for her European tour, with additional dates expected to be added at a later time. The Element Of Freedom drops on December 15th.
Alicia Keys 2010 European Tour Dates:
May 19th – Birmingham
May 23rd – Glasgow
May 25th – London O2 Arena
May 29th – Manchester MEN Arena
BEYONCE SPILLS ON DIRECTION OF NEW ALBUM
Attention Beyonce fans! Your favorite entertainer has spoken about the direction she’s headed in on her fourth solo album. According to the U-K’s Guardian, Bey revealed that she is looking to “go outside of the box” and try her hand at indie music. The singer explained her sister, Solange, introduced her to indie bands and she’d “love to do something like that on my next album.” For now, Beyonce will continue to tour and further promote her multi-platinum I Am…Sasha Fierce album.
JOSS STONE DOESN’T LIKE RUSSELL BRAND OR KANYE
Joss Stone doesn’t seem to be too fond of Russell Brand or Kanye West, and apparently, it has to do with their behavior at award shows. According to ContactMusic.com, the British singer called Brand a “disgusting pig” and said she’s glad she doesn’t “know him” after he was rude to Robbie Williams at the 2007 Brit Awards. And about West, Stone said that when he crashed the stage at the 2009 Video Music Awards, he was just looking for “attention” and that he should just “stop it.”
Taylor Swift Will Appear on The Jay Leno Show
Taylor Swift will be a guest on The Jay Leno Show on Friday. The episode will air at 10 PM Eastern on NBC. In addition, Taylor will be a guest at the Jingle Ball concerts in Los Angeles and New York City. The first event takes place Saturday the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The New York concert is scheduled for December 11th at Madison Square Garden. In related news, the episode of Saturday Night Live featuring Taylor as host and musical guest will re-air on December 26 on NBC.
TAYLOR SHOPS IN LONDON
Taylor Swift recently bought a home in Nashville, Tennessee, and apparently, the country sensation is looking for some furnishings for it in London. According to ContactMusic.com, while in the English capital Swift said she wanted to buy “furniture and accessories” on London’s Portobello Road.
TAYLOR SWIFT DECORATES FOR CHRISTMAS
Taylor Swift grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania. Now that she lives north of Nashville, her family gets their tree just like everyone else, rather than their backyard. In a recent Twitter posting, Taylor wrote, “Just went to a giant tent to pick out our Christmas tree. Brought back fond memories of my homeland. Good times on the Christmas tree farm.”
RIHANNA DOESN’T SELL IN THE U-K
Despite heavy promotion and scheduled performances over in London, Rihanna’s much anticipated Rated R album is not selling too well overseas. Her project entered the U-K’s Top 100 Album chart at number 16, only managing to move 32-thousand units in its first week. Interestingly enough, Mariah Carey’s Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel also failed to garner big sales as it came in at number 23 on the chart.
MARIAH READIES REMIX ALBUM
Mariah Carey’s much hyped Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel remix album finally has a launch date! Mi Mi’s manager, Chris Lighty, confirmed via his official Twitter page that the project will definitely hit stores next year. The upcoming disc boasts an all-star list of guest features including Big Boi, R. Kelly, Trey Songz, T-Pain, Jodeci, Gucci Mane and Jermaine Dupri. Fans can grab their copy when it drops in February 2010.
Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel has only sold 325-thousand units in the U-S.
THE DREAM RELEASES “TOUCH & FEEL”
While The Dream is busy working on his upcoming Love King album, a new song called “Touch & Feel” has surfaced. According to Rap-Up.com, the track was intended to be included on Radio Killa’s sophomore album, Love Vs Money; however it was removed just before it hit stores. Fans should expect Dream to release the official single off his next album in February.
TIMBALAND RECRUITS BRANDY ON SHOCK VALUE II
Rap-Up.com has gotten their hands on Timbaland’s new song “Meet In The Middle,” featuring Brandy. Timbo somehow got the singer to tap into her alter ego, “Bran Nu,” and got her to rap on the track. Fans can expect the cut to be included on the mega producer’s upcoming Shock Value II album, which drops on December 8th.
SNOOP, LOU REED AND MORE ON NEW GORILLAZ ALBUM
According to TwentyFourBit.com, Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, Mos Def, The Horrors and more will all be featured on the upcoming Gorillaz album. The group’s creator, Damon Albarn, revealed that Bobby Womack and Barry Gibb also collaborated on Plastic Beach, but there is still no word as to when the animated band will release the album.
HENDRIX’S “VOODOO CHILD” IS THE GREATEST RIFF
In a new poll, Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child” has been named the Greatest Riff of All Time. MusicRadar.com conducted a survey of five-thousand music lovers and Jimi’s 1968 classic got the most votes. Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” was second followed by “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water,” “Layla” by Derek and the Dominos and AC/DC’s “Back in Black.” Tunes by Metallica, The Beatles, Nirvana and The Rolling Stones filled out the top ten. See the entire list at MusicRadar.com.