MAROON 5 TALK NEW ALBUM
Summer is just around the corner, but a lot of Maroon 5 fans can’t wait for it to come and go. That’s because the band’s new album, Hands All Over, comes out on September 21st, and the day just can’t come soon enough. The band recorded the album with producer Mutt Lange in Switzerland, and frontman Adam Levine spoke about what they did to keep busy in the foreign country. Hands All Over comes out September 21st.
ONEREPUBLIC TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA
OneRepublic are going to be opening up for Bon Jovi all this month in the U-K, but July will see the rockers heading back to North America. According to a press release, the “Apologize” band will kick off a trek of the U-S and Canada on July 2nd in Del Mar, California, and stay on the road until July 16th in Calgary, Alberta. Head to OneRepublic.net to see all the dates.
BIEBER ALMOST CRASHES INTO ANOTHER DOOR
By now we’ve all seen the video of Justin Bieber crashing into a door from a few weeks back. But the pop star almost did it again. A new video has surfaced online showing the “Baby” singer not looking where he was going, but stopping himself from getting an embarrassing bump on the head at the last minute. See it on YouTube now.
PICS FROM MADONNA’S PHOTO SHOOT
New York Magazine has posted some pictures from Madonna’s new sunglasses ad campaign for Dolce & Gabbana. It shows Madge in a revealing black leotard, as well fishnet stockings and high heels. See the pics now at NYMag.com.
GAGA BREAKS DOWN ON STAGE
Lady Gaga broke down onstage at a show in Nottingham, England late last week as she gave an emotional tribute to her sick grandfather. According to ContactMusic.com, the pop star got teary-eyed after dedicating her performance of her song “Brown Eyes” to him, and told the audience, “If we all sing loud enough, maybe he can hear us!”
ADAM LAMBERT TALKS IDOL SNUB
It’s the first week without American Idol, but the show is still in the news. Almost every important former contestant was on hand Wednesday night at the season finale of American Idol to bid farewell to judge Simon Cowell. But notably absent was last season’s runner-up, Adam Lambert. There were rumors going around that he wasn’t involved because he blew off rehearsal, but the “Whataya Want From Me” singer wrote on his Twitter that he was “was never asked to appear on the finale in any capacity.” David Cook and Chris Daughtry also couldn’t make it, because both had previous commitments.
WE’RE ONE WEEK AWAY FROM BIONIC
One of the most highly anticipated albums of the year comes out in exactly one week. Christina Aguilera’s Bionic will hit shelves on June 8th, and the deluxe edition features 23 tracks, including the single “Not Myself Tonight.” Christina has been promoting the album like crazy, and performed her song “You Lost Me” on the finale of American Idol last week. Be on the lookout for Bionic when it comes out next Tuesday.
M.I.A. REPSONDS TO NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE
Rolling Stone sat down with M.I.A. to discuss the recent New York Times feature about the rapper that did not paint her or her political beliefs in a very nice light. The article insinuated that M.I.A. doesn’t fully understand the African politics she preaches about. Her response? “If I want to be really political, I’d have to sit down and study you know but I feel like my approach to politics is [that] I never said I’m smart and I read this and I’m making assumptions. But why aren’t I allowed to write about my experience? Why can’t I say, ‘Oh my God, my school got shot by the government? I can’t say that, yet they can do it. But I want to be able to still say it somewhere. There needs to be some sort of an outlet for people like me.” M.I.A.’s new album is out this summer.
M.I.A. CO-WROTE CHRISTINA SONG
According to Pitchfork, M.I.A. co-wrote a song on the upcoming Christina Aguilera album. The track is titled “Elastic Love” and it appears on Aguilera’s Bionic album, out June 8th.
MILEY CONCERT ON TO AIR ON ABC
Miley Cyrus is going to have her first network TV special later this month. It was just announced via press release that ABC will be airing Miley Cyrus: Live From London on Friday, June 18th at 8 PM Eastern. It was recorded at London’s O2 Arena and features all of her hit songs, like “Party in the USA” and “The Climb.” Learn more at MileyCryrus.com.
EMINEM ISSUES OFFICIAL TRACKLISTING
While many of us are dying to hear Eminem’s forthcoming Recovery album, fans can at least appreciate knowing what features and producers Slim Shady reached out to. The official tracklisting for the disc has surfaced online and Em has tapped the best of the best. Be sure to get Recovery on June 22nd!
1. “Cold Wind Blows”
2. “Talkin’ 2 Myself” feat. Kobe
3. “On Fire”
4. “Won’t Back Down” feat. Pink
6. “Going Through Changes”
7. “Not Afraid”
9. “No Love” feat. Lil Wayne
10. “Space Bound”
11. “Cinderella Man”
12. “25 to Life”
13. “So Bad”
14. “Almost Famous”
15. “Love the Way You Lie” feat. Rihanna
16. “You’re Never Over”
RICK ROSS NAMES CAR AFTER BIEBER?
According to Rap-Up.com, Rick Ross has reportedly named his blue Lamborghini after Justin Biber. When asked how he came up with the nickname, Ross explained, “It was new to the game. It was the new phenom.” He added, “The ladies scream for Justin Bieber, and that’s what they do when I pull up in that thing with my hat cocked.” In addition, the “Super Fly” emcee referred to his Mercedes-Benz CL as Rihanna, his BMW as Lindsay Lohan, his motorcycle as Madonna, and his black Maybach as Oprah.
LLOYD BANKS SAYS G-UNIT WILL OWN THE SUMMER
During an interview with MTV News, Lloyd Banks revealed that G-Unit will dominate the summertime with all the records they’re currently cooking up. Not only will 50 Cent’s Invitation Tour shut things down, but Banks says everybody is working on individual projects that will blow people’s minds. The rapper stated, “If they think [his current single] ‘Beamer, Benz, or Bentley’ is it, wait until you hear my second and third official single. It’s definitely gonna be crazy.” Lloyd’s H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2) disc, 50’s Black Magic album and Tony Yayo’s Godfather of the Ghetto LP are all expected to arrive later this year.