Just in time for the holidays, Grammy and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx is set to release his third studio album “Best Night of My Life,” on Dec. 21. He’s already getting heat with the lead single, “Fall For Your Type” featuring Drake, produced by Noah “40” Shebib.
The Comet blogger and Washington D.C. congressional correspondent Andy Sullivan talks about his band Dirty Bomb, and why writing what you know, even if it is about lobbyists, including Jack Abramoff scandal, is not only cathartic, it’s rock and roll.
Last month, rumors started swirling that a new Britney Spears record was on the way. As she celebrated her 29th birthday today (Dec. 2), the pop star confirmed the news that her seventh album is nearing completion and will be released in March 2011. Yay!
Kanye West’s new album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” debuted at #1 this week, so it’s no surprise ‘Ye is also keeping it hot on the Ultimate Chart. West’s “All of the Lights” is by far the greatest gainer, jumping 121 spots to #44.
Those TSA body scanners are no joke! As Kurtis Blow made his way through LAX this morning (Dec. 2), the pioneering rapper was busted for marijuana possession. Thanks to the screening, Blow was found with what law enforcement officials called “an anomaly” in his pants pocket.
Hold on to your waffles, Kid Rock is in a fury! The rocker took to his website to air frustrations with scalpers and all secondary ticketing websites. Rock says “I hate them, i feel like someone is beating up a close friend or family member while im chained to a chair.”
Google has announced four major initiatives to weed out the “bad apple” copyright infringers and make the web a happier, pirate-safe place.
DJ Hero 2 is keeping things fresh with some hot new tracks, including music from the Beastie Boys, the Prodigy and Linkin Park.
Happy birthday to Britney Spears! The pop star turns 29 today. Spears kept the web afire this week after a story in Star magazine suggested boyfriend Jason Trawick had physically abused her. Brit’s reps say the story is “completely and utterly false.”
Crash Kings bassist Michael Beliveau reflects on the band’s successful touring year (they even performed as the Crash Queens). The rockers are happy to get off the road and start working on a new album. Plus, check out their new video to “Non Believer,” which captures some cool touring highlights.
The 2011 Grammy award nominations were announced this evening during the Recording Academy’s annual nominations concert. Not surprisingly, hip-hop superstar Eminem leads the race with ten nods, while Bruno Mars follows with seven, and Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, and Lady Antebellum earned six apiece.
PJ Harvey released new song “Written on the Forehead” online today (Dec. 1). The track is from the British singer’s forthcoming album, “Let England Shake,” scheduled for release Feb. 14. Give it a listen here.
Diddy’s “Last Train to Paris” has been a long time coming, but it’s still on course to arrive Dec. 14. The album from the mogul and his Dirty Money crew features a long list of star contributors such as Usher, Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne, T.I., Drake and more.
As promised, Coldplay delivered a special holiday single today. “Christmas Lights” is available now in the iTunes store. Check out the flashy, festive video complete with “Elvis violinists” here!
Famed percussionist Ramon Yslas writes of the newest artist he is working with: Mohombi. Watch out, with the help of producer RedOne and guest collaborators Nicole Scherzinger and Nelly, Mohombi could be the new voice of 2011.
Nothing screams “Christmas Is Here” like Buckcherry! The rockers have released an original holiday song for the season, available now via iTunes. Rock out with your jingle bells out, everyone.
Oopsies! Jack White has come under fire for selling limited-edition releases from his record label, Third Man Records, on eBay. Fans lashed out at White for using the online auction site and now Jack is firing back.
Looks like weed isn’t just for Willie. AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd reportedly pled guilty to marijuana possession today (Dec. 1) in a New Zealand court. Rudd was busted with 25 grams of marijuana on his boat in Bridge Marina in October.
Tonight on CBS, the 2011 Grammy nominees will be announced live from the Recording Academy’s annual nominations special in Los Angeles. We’re counting on Eminem and Lady A to lead the way!
The Comet blogger and industry exec Jonathan McHugh reports on Roger Water’s “The Wall” concert at Staples in Los Angeles Nov. 30. “Long live Pink Floyd rock and roll!”