Archive for September, 2009

MTV will air DJ AM’s drug intervention interviews as planned

September 28, 2009

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After some debate about the timing and content sensitivity of their drug-intervention reality show, ‘So Far Gone,’ MTV has decided to move forward with plans to air the program, which stars the late DJ AM. AM,real name, Adam Goldstein, was found dead in his New York City apartment, just three days after MTV wrapped filming on eight episodes of the show. The reality series documents Goldstein as he enlists the help of an addiction specialist to counsel others through their battles with drugs, while still recovering from his own addiction problem.The show was originally scheduled for an Oct. 5 premiere date, but after AM’s untimely passing, MTV networks said that no decisions had been made on whether on not the show would air as planned. A toxicology report explaining the cause of death for the Philadelphia native has not yet been released, but with evidence at the scene pointing to a drug overdose, the credibility of Goldstein’s role in the show came into question.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, MTV has been in talks with the Goldstein family about setting an appropriate run date for the show, and despite the tragic circumstances surrounding his death, some believe that AM’s role in ‘So Far Gone,’ will help to project the necessity of anti-drug counseling.Before he passed away AM tweeted that he had wrapped filming on the show, and seemed excited to premiere the project.

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The latest Headlining Tour News

September 25, 2009

 

 

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The summer is indeed over but that don’t mean the fun has to stop.Here’s a few soundbites of the latest news in the world of touring musicians.We know Aerosmith had to cancel a heap of shows this past summer just when their tour with ZZ Top was giving a bang for your bucks due to Steven Tyler’s stage accident at Sturgis.Well you can no longer dream on because the band is back in the saddle again.it seems this year was’nt the only year the band had to cancel shows. Concert producer Tom Moffatt has announced that Aerosmith is coming to Hawaii next month for two appearances and says Tyler is feeling great and everything is back to normal.The Oct.20 concert at the Maui War Memorial Stadium will help settle a class action lawsuit filed by disappointed fans after the band canceled a sold out concert on Maui in 2007.Lead guitarist Joe Perry in the next coming months will also be touring to promote his second ever solo album.Soundbitenews wishes all the guys in Aersomith the best & look forward to that new Aerosmith CD in 2010. For more news on Aerosmith visit aeroforceone.com & get pumped!

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Environmentalist and singer-songwriter, Tracy Lyons, is joining Everclear on several tour dates throughout the month of October. The 11-city tour begins in New York City at the Highline Ballroom on October 5th and concludes October 21st at Showcase Live in Foxboro, MA.To kick off the tour,Lyons’ new single “These Days” is being released from her upcoming album entitled ‘Mercury Rising’ due in early 2010.The new single was written and performed by Tracy,produced by Juno award winner Greg Kavanagh and engineered by Grammy veteran Ed Cherney.Recipient of the 2008 Best Folk/Acoustic Artist Award at the Hollywood Music Awards,Tracy Lyons is preparing her new album as a follow up to her acclaimed 2006 release,”I Will,”which was co produced by Grammy winner KC Porter and Greg Kavanagh.

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Singer Wayne Newton plans to come back to the Las Vegas Strip to celebrate a 50-year career.Officials for the Tropicana Las Vegas hotel-casino said Wednesday that the 67-year-old “Danke Schoen” crooner plans start a limited run next month.The show, titled “Once Before I Go,” is billed as a look back at Newton’s career and life story.Newton says in a statement that the show is exciting and artistically challenging, and “the kind of show I’ve always wanted to do.”In addition to stints at various Las Vegas casinos, Newton toured Australia in 2006 and also appeared on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”Welcome back Wayne to Vegas!

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Last but not least,we thought this would be some interesting news to know that,”Cat Stevens” has announced his first tour since 1976.Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, says this will be his first full tour in 33 years.He is set to play material old and new at the dates,which kick off in Dublin on November 15. A gig in London, at the Royal Albert Hall, has also been announced.He played a show of largely cat stevens songs in London back in May to celebrate the 50th birthday of his label Island Records.”Cat Stevens” which I still prefer to call him will also play material from his new musical,called ‘Moonshadow’,at the gigs.No signs of any dates here in the US,so until then I guess we got our old “Cat Stevens” albums to listen to.

Stay tuned as we release a special Album & Tour announcement very soon.We figured the news needed an article all by its’self.

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Miranda Lambert hates beach balls.

September 25, 2009

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Miranda can rest easy knowing Kenny Chesney has put his giant beach balls in storage for a while.Her days and nights on the Sun City Carnival tour got a little wild.Miranda explains that she reached her boiling point one night when a HUGE beach ball whacked her upside the face. So I dont blame her when she says,she popped the ball with her heel!I hate beach balls,” the singer tells Dial-Global. “I just feel like people are so distracted from the music when they’re trying to worry about a beach ball hitting them in the head and bouncing around like a volleyball. And people down front get hit in the back of the head, because they don’t see it coming.

Miranda Lambert says what led her to finally pop literally is that,a guy hit her in the face during ‘Gunpowder and Lead’ at a arena while out on tour with Kenny with this giant beach ball, and that’s when she decided to pop that ball with the heel of her shoe.I started keeping a knife on the drum riser for occasions just like that,she says!”Miranda’s preparing herself for next week’s highly-anticipated release of her third album, ‘Revolution.Can’t wait to get my copy and thank you Miranda for taking a stand.I hate it when people at concerts do that too!But for an artist to encourage it,well MR.Chesney,I think you need to find a new way to entertain your audience.If people are that borde at your shows,I don’t know.For starters you can try singing songs other than beach songs.really how long are you gonna punish us with em? Good Luck Miranda! 

Credits: Soundbitenews,Dial-Global

Kelly Clarkson Loves her not so slim body

September 21, 2009

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‘American Idol’ winner Kelly Clarkson knows she’s got a substantial tush and she’s more than okay with it. Kelly admits to Now Magazine,”I’m a fan of my butt.” The ‘I Do Not Hook Up’ singer says,”I totally have no chest, I’m all butt. Ever since I was a kid I’ve had a bubble butt.I get it from my mama. Guys are usually like,’Oh my gosh, look at that butt!” In a good way!'” Clarkson,who has been dogged by criticism of her weight since her ‘American Idol’ win, is comfortable with her shape.”I like filling out a pair of jeans,” she says, “because sometimes I see girls who can’t… If a girl wanted bigger boobs, she could get them, but you can’t get a bigger butt!”.The singer adds,”Every woman has cellulite, I don’t care who you are. Any girl who tells you she doesn’t have cellulite is a frickin’ liar.”

Credits: Popeater,Now Mag

Patrick Swayze the Dancer Movie Star actor was also a Singer!

September 19, 2009

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As we all know by now, Movie Actor legend Patrick Swayze passed away this past week on Monday after a very long battle with pancreatic cancer. Swayze’s career included memorable roles in “The Outsiders”, “Dirty Dancing,” “Road House,” “Ghost” and “Point Break,”only naming a few.He had recently starred in the tv series “The Beast.” Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and was initially given only six months to live, but he continued working with a will to live.Back in January 2009, Swayze gave an exclusive interview with Barbara Walters about his battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He had been diagnosed with the disease back in January 2008.”You can bet that I’m going through Hell,” Swayze recently told Walters. “And I’ve only seen the beginning of it. There’s a lot of fear here. There’s a lot of stuff going on. Yeah, I’m scared. Yeah, I’m angry. Yeah, I’m asking, ‘Why me?’

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It really blows my mind for me to know that not many people, at least of this generation, knew that not only was Patrick Swayze the big movie star that played lead roles in movies like “Ghost” & “Dirty Dancing” but was also a singer. In fact, one of the biggest theme songs from his movie “Dirty Dancing” was a song called “She’s like the wind” sung by Patrick himself & was co written by him along with singer songwriter Wendy Fraser,who also sings on the track. His contribution to the “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack, “She’s Like the Wind,” spent several weeks near the top of the Billboard Hot 100.He also termed the slang word Ditto from the blockbuster Movie “Ghost” along with lead co-star Demo Moore.Patrick also earned the title,sexiest man alive by the polls on People’s Magazine,which in his humble ways was honored but did not let it go to his head .He left his mark in this world & will be missed by many.

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Big Kenny talks going solo with new label

September 19, 2009

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 On any given weekday, there are at least a dozen people at Big Kenny‘s sprawling Nashville estate. That’s because the home he shares with wife Cristiev and son Lincoln is also what he calls the “University of Creativity” — home to his new record label, GLOTOWN/Love Everybody, LLC. Here are a  few Q&A questions “the Boot” had for Kenny.

Given Big & Rich’s success, do you feel a lot of pressure to be just as successful as a solo artist?No, I don’t feel pressure. I feel desire. That’s how I see it. I’m performing these songs that reach to masses of people. I’ve never been performing, singing or writing better in my life. I continually strive to enhance the quality of my music year after year. But I’ve never been in a place where I’ve felt better or more comfortable than I feel right now. With Big & Rich, we’ve done that … and now I’m going to go and have as much joy as I can getting my work and my life’s love to come together. 

Your solo venture, along with John Rich‘s, have obviously caused a lot of people to speculate that Big & Rich is breaking up. Set the record straight for us.

Yeah, that’s like Brooks and Dunn are gonna break up! [laughs] I’m like George Washington — I’m going to tell you the truth. You see it out there, everybody sees it out there! I don’t think I have to say a lot about it. As soon as John’s ready and I’m ready, why wouldn’t we continue to make music? Maybe we’ll even bring a couple other dudes in and form something better than the Eagles. I know some performers out there who are so incredible. There are just so many ways it can be done. John and I did a body of work. We could perform that body of work for the rest of our lives. But I’m going to need a year or so, at least … We’re getting ready to put out new music, and I’m going to keep it pumping. I’m going to deal with my life’s passions and he needs to go deal with whatever it is he wants to deal with. And when our life’s passions meet up, maybe we’ll meet up. But ain’t like nobody quit or gave up … It’s like wine. Just because you’ve got wine in your cellar, doesn’t mean it’s time to drink it! It might be better if you wait a little while. Go drink some of your better moonshine right now.

Your upcoming solo album is called ‘The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farmboy.’ I’m a little thrown by the ‘quiet’ part! What’s the story behind the title?

I think it’s actually very descriptive of me. My life doesn’t get much quieter than what that album is. I thought it was a great juxtaposition. I really am quiet. I want to entertain myself, first and foremost. If I’m not entertained, that’s a disservice to my fans. I’m a son of a b—– of a big critic! [laughs] I’m hard on myself. So, I spent a lot of brain power on this. I had to prove to myself that I made music that would move me. When you write 200 – 250 songs a year, you’ve got to do something with them! [laughs] So we had fun putting this together, and we even made several different versions of it. Man, I wish we could just put the album out today! My fans are demanding new music, they’re hungry!
Would you say your music has changed now that you’re on your own label instead of a major label?

What goals did you set for this first solo record? 

I’m finally at a point in my career where I don’t have to ask for permission. I’ve set up a business model where we all make decisions together, we all listen to each other, create together. If we have an idea today, we’ll start it tomorrow! There’s no getting stuck in a process where people go back and forth and on and on about something for months.

What’s the story behind the first single, ‘Long After I’m Gone‘?

It was something I wanted to say to let people know who Big Kenny is. I’d never really been able to give a personal description of me, where I am in my life and where I came from. That song allowed me to do that. It’s a reminder about the good stuff we can do in our lives, what we stand for and the love that we have, with friends and family — the love that lingers on. It reminds us to do stuff for our children, to make them better and leave the world better for them. And melodically, it just feels good to me. I love to sing it. It’s got that ’70s rock and roll thing, a little Doobie Brothers feel.
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Rock bands Kiss and Poison have their fans talking.Is Kiss Song violating a melody copyright?

September 17, 2009

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The two rock bands Kiss & Poison have their fans talking controversy this week. Kiss has a new album called “Sonic Boom”. One of the songs titled cleverly “Never Enough” has fans asking, Is the new Kiss Song single violating a melody copyright with it’s familar sound to the hit song “Nothing but a good time”,made famous by the band Poison? I first heard the talk on my local rock radio station & immediately being a fan of both bands,I had to go home & take a listen for myself. I had no need to listen to Poison’s song as I remember it so clearly,even though I do own the cd,”Open up & say ahh” with the original cover art work that was banned early with the cd release.Oh how times have changed.But,I did go to youtube & listen to “Never Enough” & I will say that the song intro has got some of the same power chords & the verses are sung very close to that of Poisons song. You run into this sorta thing all of the time. It all boils down to whether the band or songwriter wants to pursue legally & sometimes if theres publicity to come out of it,they will pursue legally, no matter the court cost.  I’m going to let you judge for yourself & I’m posting both video links of the each song to compare. Please leave your thoughts & comments.

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Man Charged With Killing Famous sound Engineer for ALICE COOPER, QUEENSRŸCHE, NIRVANA Flees to the mountains

September 17, 2009

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OKANOGAN — A Seattle man charged with first-degree murder in a July shooting at a Twisp motel has fled and is sought by police nationwide on a no-bail warrant.

Kino Michael Gomez, 51, wrote his family a “goodbye” letter, telling them he was taking a “one-way trip to the mountains.” He is charged in the shooting death of Tom Pfaeffle, 49, a well-known recording studio artist in Black Diamond and an instructor at the Art Institute of Seattle. The letter — an exhibit in Prosecutor Karl Sloan’s request for an arrest warrant in Okanogan County Superior Court on Monday — states Gomez believes he’s already been condemned by society, and would rather be dead than lose his freedom and his gun rights.

“The media, the bloggers, the police, the justice system, none of whom witnessed the alleged crime, already hung me. … Well, just for spite, I shall deprive society of the circus it so bloody craves — the bearded lady quit!” his letter states. Twisp Police Chief Rick Balam said law enforcement agencies across the country have been notified, and are warned that he could be armed and violent. Gomez’s letter says he took his guns, and adds, “It will be quick and painless. Let no one get in my way — I will not be very kind. Despair has now changed to anger.” He also apologizes to his family for the embarrassment and financial burden. Sloan’s request for a warrant states he was notified Monday by Gomez’s defense lawyer, Michael Haas, that Gomez had sent a letter to family members indicating he planned to commit suicide, and Haas believed the threats were credible. Superior Court Judge Jack Burchard approved Monday the warrant, which revokes Gomez’s pretrial release.

Gomez was released from the Okanogan County Jail on July 30 after spending nearly two weeks in jail. His family paid the full $100,000 bail. Prosecutors had sought a $500,000 bail, according to the request for a warrant. He was scheduled to attend his next hearing in Okanogan County Superior Court on Thursday. “We have no idea at all where he is,” Balam said. Gomez was arrested on Aug. 14 at the Blue Spruce Motel in Twisp after Pfaeffle, another guest, was shot outside his room. Police say Tom Pfaeffle had just checked in to the Blue Spruce Motel at about 10:45 p.m. He had a room key for Room 8, but he was mistakenly trying his key in Room 7 when Gomez fired a .40-caliber Glock 27 handgun through the door. Pfaeffle was hit once on his right side, just below his armpit, according to Balam. He died two hours later at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak.

Two other shots were fired, including one that went into the neighboring room, where another guest was in bed. The man was not hurt, although the lead from the bullet landed next to him on the bed, a police report said. The report by Twisp Police Officer Ty Sheehan filed with the charges also stated Gomez talked to police the night of the shooting, telling them that he did not do anything wrong. He said he awoke to hear someone breaking into his room, saw a silhouette of someone and responded “like it was automatic” by shooting the person breaking in, the report said. He also told police he carried dual Glock 27s in a holster he wore to bed. His lawyer, Haas, said previously that the door was open when Gomez fired the weapon. He declined to comment Tuesday about Gomez’s disappearance.

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Classic Rock Band Night Ranger opens for Country Artist Darryl Worley

September 16, 2009

Night Range with WorleyClassic rock band Night Ranger packed the streets of downtown Savannah,Tn on Friday night, Sept. 11, as the headliners of country artist Darryl Worley’s 8th Annual Tennessee River Run rock concert.Hailing from the San Francisco Bay metro area, the band did not disappoint the crowd as they rocked out hits such as “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” “Sister Christian,” “(You Can Still) Rock In America” and alot of other great songs. Some would say it’s an extreme combination of genres. Last year, Worley had the Legendary band 38 Special to perform on the streets of this small town of Savannah, where worley grew up & lives when not on the road. 

 

Country artist Darryl Worley founded the annual River Run event as a way of giving back to others, including those from his hometown area of Hardin County. The Festival is a community-building event  that raises thousands of dollars for The Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center as well as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and other charities. (Worley lost both of his grandfathers to cancer.)This year’s event got under way Sept. 10 and will wrap up in November with a fishing tournament. The gathering has become one of the most-anticipated events of the year in West Tennessee and the surrounding areas, with more than 20,000 people attending yearly.

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Kanye West takes the microphone from Taylor Swift At The 2009 MTV Music Video Awards

September 14, 2009

NEW YORK (CNN) — Even by the standards of the anything-goes MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West’s hijacking of country-pop sweetheart Taylor Swift’s speech at the Sunday night ceremony was particularly brutal.

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Kanye West takes the microphone from Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. The pre-show buzz had focused on the highly anticipated tribute to the late Michael Jackson, but West’s disruption stole the spotlight.  A giddy Swift was in the midst of her acceptance speech for Best Female Video when the often-mercurial West rushed onstage, grabbed her microphone and let loose an outburst on behalf of singer Beyonce Knowles, who had lost out in that category. But audiences who stayed tuned until the end of the broadcast were treated to a touching bookend: Knowles, the night’s top winner, invited Swift onstage and gave the teen singer her moment in the spotlight. 

“I remember being 17 years old, up for my first MTV award with Destiny’s Child, and it was one of the most exciting moments of my life,” Knowles said, referring to the girl group with which she had her start. “So I would like for Taylor to come out and have her moment.” Speaking to reporters later, Swift was understated about her take on the disruption. “I was excited to be onstage because I just won the award. And then I was excited that Kanye West was onstage. Then, I wasn’t excited anymore,” she said. 

Award winners

Best Video of the Year: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Beyonce 

Best New Artist: Lady Gaga

Best Male Video:
“Live Your Life,” T.I. featuring Rihanna

Best Female Video:
“You Belong With Me,” Taylor Swift

Best Pop Video:
“Womanizer,” Britney Spears

Best Hip-Hop Video:
“We Made You,” Eminem

Best Rock Video:
“21 Guns,” Green Day

Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman):
“Sabotage,” Beastie Boys

Best Breakthrough Video:
“Lessons Learned,” Matt and Kim
MTV told journalists the West-Swift incident was not planned — a point it had to stress after a walkout by singer Eminem at last year’s event turned out to be staged. Hip-hop superstar West, who was pictured before the ceremony swigging a bottle of Cognac, was escorted from the building after the rant, the network said.  Soon after, an apology to Swift appeared on his blog:  “I’m sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom,” the message said in all caps. “I spoke to her mother right after and she said the same thing my mother would’ve said. She is very talented! … I’m in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment!” So went the 2009 edition of the awards, a show that is historically less remembered for its winners than for its antics. 

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