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N-Dubz Tulisa plans to launch her solo career

Tulisa

Tulisa

The singer’s band mate, Dappy, has already announced his plans for a solo album while the band take a year-long break, and Tulisa is hoping to join him, and release a record with a dance group Swedish House Mafia.

She told UK radio station Choice FM: “I’d like to make a combination of things. I want to get on a bit of dance stuff. I’d love to work with someone like Swedish House Mafia, try something different.

“I also want to do acoustic things, just work from scratch with instruments whether it be strings or piano and just real melodic music. That’s what I’d like to do. Some nice ballads as well. Because that’s what I’m about really, growing up.”

Tulisa was quick to assure that N-Dubz – completed by producer Fazer – will return and their current break is only so they can pursue other projects temporarily.

She added: “We’ll be back and we’re always a part of the N-Dubz brand and we’re not going anywhere. It’s just basically a band, doing solo projects on the side.”

Peter Frampton announces ‘Comes Alive’ 35th Anniversary UK Tour

Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton

Following his critically acclaimed new album Thank You Mr Churchill, Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter Peter Frampton will tour Europe this November celebrating his multi-platinum-selling live album Frampton Comes Alive!

The tour features Frampton performing the legendary album in its entirety across the continent, including stops in London, Paris, Berlin and Madrid. Please see below for complete schedule.

The three-hour show will feature a complete performance of Frampton Comes Alive! along with highlights from Frampton’s catalog, including his Grammy® Award-winning instrumental album, 2006′s Fingerprints. To commemorate the anniversary of the landmark album, Universal Music Enterprises will be making a limited edition offer exclusively through www.PeterFrampton.com. The offer will feature a unique autographed scrapbook containing rare photos and personal reflections from Peter.

The scrapbook will be accompanied by Frampton Comes Alive Deluxe Edition, Frampton Comes Alive II Special Edition and other memorabilia.

Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history.

At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British teen band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His fifth solo album, the electrifying Frampton Comes Alive!, is one of the top-selling live records of all time.

FRAMPTON COMES ALIVE! 35TH ANNIVERSARY European Tour 2011

November 5 Lisbon, Portugal Atlantico Pavillion
November 6 Madrid, Spain La Riviera
November 8 Barcelona, Spain Allianca de Poble Nou
November 11 Manchester, U.K. Bridgewater Hall
November 12 Cambridge, U.K. Corn Exchange
November 13 London, U.K. Hammersmith Apollo
November 15 Birmingham, U.K. Symphony Hall
November 16 Glasgow, U.K. Royal Concert Hall
November 18 Antwerp, Belgium Queen Elisabeth Hall
November 19 Amsterdam, Holland Heineken Music Hall
November 21 Berlin, Germany Tempodrom
November 22 Mainz, Germany Phonixhalle
November 23 Paris, France Bataclan

“The Office” star Ed Helms set to host “Saturday Night Live” for the first time

Ed Helms

Ed Helms

Ed Helms, who’s best known for his roles in the 2009 hit comedy “The Hangover” and NBC sitcom “The Office” will be hosting “Saturday Night Live” for the first time. NBC executives have confirmed that the Atlanta-born actor will be part of the late-night television sketch show in May, while promoting the release of “The Hangover Part II,” which also stars Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis.

Helms will host a week before the show’s season finale, which will have Justin Timberlake as host and Lady Gaga as musical guest.

But before Helms takes the stage at “SNL” next month, he’ll be playing the banjo on a different stage in Hollywood with fellow banjo player and funnyman Steve Martin at the second-annual Los Angeles Bluegrass Situation.

Created by Helms, the five-day festival has attracted other celebrities like Jackson Browne, John C. Reily, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings.

During last year’s festival kick off, Helms told AOL’s music website Spinner he knew the community needed a music festival like this.

“They’re such a great community-building event and there’s just nothing like that here in L.A.,” Helms said. “But I know that there are bluegrass fans and I know there’s kind of a community waiting to gel.”

The actor, who sometimes serves as correspondent on “The Daily Show,” added: “I just think when people are exposed to it they respond to it,” he says of bluegrass. As he also points out though, the fest isn’t just bluegrass. “The other thing is you can see from the lineup it’s not exclusively bluegrass per se. That’s sort of the umbrella and we’re proud to make that association.”

Helms will host “SNL” on May 14.

Adam Ant is back on the road.

Adam Ant is back on the road.

Adam Ant is back on the road.

Adam Ant today, at an exclusive event in London has announced that he is hitting the road for his first full UK tour in over 15 years to the delight of his many fans all over the world. Adam announced the new tour and his new band line up ‘ The Good, The Mad and The Lovely Posse ‘ whilst playing a greatest hits set which included ‘ ‘Prince Charming’, ‘Beat my Guest’, ‘Antmusic’, ‘Stand and Deliver’ and ‘Goody Two Shoes’.

Adam Ant was the leader of iconic New Wave/post-punk group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist, scored ten UK top ten hits, including three No.1 singles. Ant was also a star in America where he not only scored a string of hit singles and albums, but was once voted sexiest man in America by the viewers of MTV. Not just a multi million selling recording artist Adam Ant is also an actor, having appeared in over two dozen films or television episodes. Adam Ant is one of the most instantly recognizable and iconic artists of the twentieth century. Ant is currently recording new material. This greatest hits tour will be something not to be missed.
Tour Dates May / June 2011

16th May Brighton Concorde2 01273673311
17th May Cambridge The Junction 01223511511
18th May Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 02392863911
23rd May Glasgow O2 ABC 08444772000
24th May Sheffield O2 Academy 08444772000
26th May London Indigo O2 08448560202
28th May Liverpool O2 Academy 08444772000
29th May Newcastle O2 Academy 08444772000
1st June Birmingham O2 Academy 08444772000
3rd June Holmfirth Picturedrome 08712301101
4th June York Duchess 08444771000

Tiesto looking to sign new artists.

Tiesto looking to sign new artists.

Tiesto looking to sign new artists.

Tiesto is looking for “developing artists” for his new label. The dance music legend – voted the world’s number one DJ three times consecutively by DJ magazine and Best DJ of All Time by Mixmag- has recently branched out into his own record label, ‘Musical Freedom’, and is hoping to start “fresh” and sign new artists.

He said: “I wanted a fresh new series to reflect my new style which has been evolving in the clubs for the past few years. It feels great to launch my own series on my new label.

“I want to be able to sign artists and release music that as a fan I would listen to. Musical Freedom allows me to do this and hopefully help out some new and exciting developing artists along the way.”

The superstar DJ’s first release on the label is his own mix, ‘Club Life – Volume One Las Vegas’, which features tracks by Kaskade, Diplo, Hardwell, Marcel Woods and Tiesto himself.

‘Club Life – Volume One Las Vegas’ is released in April, while Tiesto’s club life world tour is presently underway.

Lady Gaga finishes third album

Pop megastar Lady Gaga tweeted that she’s finished her third album. She has polished off the album in an unlikely musical spot: the Midwest US state of Nebraska.

She tweeted: “In Nebraska, finishing up record today. I’m so proud of the album: I keep dancing+drinking: metal/techno rock journey of a woman on the run.”

She also tweeted a photo of herself, stamped ‘GAGA’ in red and displaying the release date of her album, and showing off the new, weird facial accoutrements that give her severe cheekbones and sharp eyebrows.

The album’s self-titled single has now spent five weeks at the top of the Billboard charts.

Born This Way the album will be released on May 23

Cast of “Stand By Me” reunite for film’s 25th anniversary

River Phoenix

River Phoenix

The cast of the eighties coming-of-age movie “Stand By Me” are back together after 25 years. The three remaining principal stars, Jerry O’Connell, Corey Feldman and Wil Wheaton, were reunited in Toluca Lake, Calif. on Thursday for the launch of the Blu-ray and DVD version of the 1986 film, reports the Daily Mail. The actors were joined by Richard Dreyfus, who narrated the film, and the director Rob Reiner. One actor who was not present was River Phoenix, who died of a drug overdose outside of a Los Angeles nightclub in 1993 at the age of 23. Now 37, O’Connell, who played the pudgy pre-teen in the film, stars in the ABC television series “The Defenders” and is married with twins to model/actress Rebecca Romijn. Feldman, 39, whose role in the film helped him to become a teen heart-throb in the 90’s, struggled with drugs and alcohol throughout his life and is now a leader for the band The Truth Movement. Wheaton, 37, who went on to become a regular on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and other sci-fi television shows and films, is married with two stepsons. The actors played best friends in the 50s-era film that set off on an adventure to find the body of a boy killed by a train. Based on the book by writer Stephen King, the film was based on a writer, narrated by Dreyfus, reflecting on his youth. The 25th anniversary edition of “Stand By Me” will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on March

Eva Longoria Turns 36 In Vegas.

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria turned 36 in Vegas at her nightclub, Eve, in Crystals at CityCenter. NUVO Sparkling Liqueur hosted the birthday bash. After walking the red carpet wearing a beaded mini-dress, Longoria hung out with friends, including Mario Lopez and new love interest Eduardo Cruz (who is now 10 years her junior at 26), in the VIP area to dance and sip on “The Sparkling Eva,” the signature cocktail of the evening made of champagne and NUVO, garnished with a strawberry.

The bash had a 1920s flapper theme, and Heidi Klum, always a fan of costume parties, and other guests were seen donning full flapper regalia. In addition, even though there are rumors that Penelope Cruz doesn’t want Longoria seeing her younger brother, she and Javier Bardem attended the party, too.

DJ Sky Nellor provided the music, and the birthday girl was presented with a glittery three-and-a-half foot pink and silver cake. Before the bash, Eva and her friends enjoyed a dinner at Beso Steakhouse.

Glee Star And The HardNox Rockers Party At Hard Rock In Vegas

Glee Star And The HardNox Rockers Party At Hard Rock In Vegas

Glee Star And The HardNox Rockers Party At Hard Rock In Vegas

The Hard Rock hotel in Vegas hosted a few rock stars and a Gleek the weekend after St. Patrick’s Day. First, “Gleeks” at Vanity nightclub on Friday, March 18 were excited to see actor Mark Salling, or Noah “Puck” Puckerman, from the hit tv series “Glee” was partying with friends.

Salling and his friends danced on the VIP stage table drinking Grey Goose Vodka, Crown Royal and sugar-free Monster energy drink. Throughout the night Salling was friendly with fans, even going out to mingle on the dance floor and talk to various people.

The HardNox duo, best known for their song, “Fist Pump,” were spotted partying at Vanity on Saturday, March 19. DJ Hollywood kept the packed house going all night.

Joe Jonas splits from Ashley Greene

Joe Jonas splits from Ashley Greene

Joe Jonas splits from Ashley Greene

Joe Jonas is single once more. The one-third of the tween heartthrob trio The Jonas Brothers has reportedly split from “Twilight” actress Ashley Greene. According to our source, the couple broke up weeks ago after they started dating last summer. It was said to be a “mutual and amicable” split.

The split makes Ashley, 24, one of the young beauties who used to date the 21-year-old heartbreaker. Joe famously dated Taylor Swift, Camilla Belle, and Demi Lovato.

Joe recently talked about his relationship with Ashley. In an interview with Details magazine in its April issue, he said, “[It] feels good. I think what works about it is she really puts my feelings first. She understands my busy schedule. She’ll fly out to my shows – she’s been to places in South America that I can’t even pronounce.”

Apparently, Ashley doesn’t do any of those things anymore.

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