Beyonce On Course For Number One Album

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The album, released the day after Beyonce headlined Glastonbury festival, is currently holding off competition from two of this years biggest albums: Adele’s ’21′ and Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’.

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Rick Rubin: Metallica to Begin New Album

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Producer extraordinaire Rick Rubin says the guys in Metallica are about to begin writing songs for their new album, which he will helm, of course. Rubin talked to Billboard.com about the process.

“I had a meeting with Lars [Ulrich] in San Francisco…to explore what the focus was going to be this time around,” he said.

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Adele ‘Ordered to Stop Singing and Avoid Talking’ for a Month


Adele has been ordered by doctors to stop singing and avoid talking for at least a month as she seeks to recover from laryngitis, according to reports.

The singer, whose ’21′ album returned to the top of the Billboard chart last week, was forced to cancel her North American tour earlier this month after her condition showed no sign of improvement.

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Amy Lee: New Evanescence Album Is ‘Much More of a Band Collaboration’

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Multi-platinum rock band Evanescence is currently recording in Nashville and intends to finish (except for mixing) its next album by the end of June, singer/pianist Amy Lee tells Billboard.com. The target date to release the album on Wind-up Records is Oct. 4.

“After finishing touring [behind 2006 album "The Open Door"], I just sort of took off and didn’t know what I was going to do next and wasn’t sure if the Evanescence thing would happen again or when it would,” Lee says, adding that she took about 18 months off before she got the urge to start writing music again. “I ended up falling back in love with Evanescence again and wanted to work with the guys, and it became more of a group project.”

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Watch Little Big Town Take Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” To The Deep South

Little Big Town "Rolling in the Deep"

“Rolling in the Deep” just keeps barreling through the pop achievements. The song almost single-handedly catapulted Adele atop the Duffy/Winehouse retro-soul pile she’d occupied before, gave her a nice No. 1 perch on the Billboard charts, dethroned Alicia Keys as the singing-competition go-to and got its requisite Glee cover. And now it’s crossed platforms as well as oceans, courtesy of country band Little Big Town and their “Scattered, Smothered & Covered” series. Full Story at PopDust.com…..



Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘I’m With You’ Tracklist Revealed

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“I’m With You” will be the Chilli Peppers’ first studio release since 2006′s “Stadium Arcadium,” a double album that sold 2.3 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It will also be their first since guitarist John Frusciante officially departed the band for a second time, in 2009. He was replaced by Josh Klinghoffer.

“I’m With You” is produced by Rick Rubin, who has produced the Chili Peppers’ last five studio releases. In addition to “I’m With You,” Rubin is also working on upcoming albums by Metallica and the Avett Brothers and most recently helmed Adele’s “21.”

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Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

You’re invited to the party of the year! Find out what happened to Kathy Beth Terry in the official music video for Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” featuring Rebecca Black, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Hanson, Kenny G, Debbie Gibson and Corey Feldman!

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Beyonce Knowles “4″ Review

Beyonce’s back with 4, her follow-up to 2008’s I am… Sasha Fierce. Since Sasha, the vocalist announced that she would be killing off her alter ego and merging her disparate personalities to create music that fused all of her influences into a new, unique sound. It’s an ambitious vision but, unfortunately, one that 4 fails to deliver.

4 has been in production for two-and-a-half years and has involved many mega-producers, including Babyface, Kanye West, Ryan Tedder, and The-Dream. [Read more...]


This is good Chili, says Kiedis

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Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis admits the band have done poor work in the past – but upcoming album I’m With You isn’t in that category.

The band are poised to release their follow-up to 2006′s Stadium Arcadium, featuring new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced John Frusciante when he refused to return after their two-year hiatus. [Read more...]


Rihanna’s ‘Man Down’ Is Her Answer To Bob Marley Classic

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The encounter begins simply enough. A handsome guy walks into a dank club and makes a beeline for the pretty girl with waist-length, red locks who’s dancing by herself. He moves gently, showing only a hint of force when he grabs her wrists and pins them against the wall. But it’s what happens afterward in Rihanna’s new “Man Down” video that has had critics decrying the clip since it debuted last week.

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