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StarSociety Offers a Light to American Talent

StarSociety_TeamToday the land of stars and stripes get their free StarSociety. Following the successful launch in the UK of StarSociety; a new online database of global talent and skills for the creative industries, performers and skilled individuals in the U.S. are being offered the chance to sign up to this invaluable resource for free.  StarSociety will enable those including actors, models, musicians and sports stars to be sought from around the world by professionals such as producers, direc Continue reading →

Leona Lewis worried about album sales

Leona LewisworriedLeona Lewis thinks her new album will flop.  The British songstress – who gained millions of fans worldwide when her debut album Spirit topped charts in 2007 – is convinced her upcoming LP Echo will “bomb” and is working hard to try and improve the record to stop fans from deserting her.  A source told Britain’s Look magazine: “Leona knows she’s going to have to work harder with Echo& to equal, never mind better, the success of Spirit. She wouldn’t want to be a one-album wonder.  “She’s been heavily involved in the making of this album and there’s a detailed plan in place to make it a success. “Leona also knows she’s been in the US for a long time and she may have lost some of her UK fan base. There are plenty of reality TV stars who’ve been Continue reading →

Boy George working on new album

Boy GeorgeBOY GEORGE has reportedly revealed that he is working on a new album.  The former Culture Club star said that he is compiling a collection of cover songs which reflect his “personal journey and experiences”.  Speaking to People, he said: “[I'm choosing songs that] feel [as if] it was written for you and these are the songs I’m planning to record. “I’m choosing songs that speak to me and have lyrics that reflect my personal journey and experiences.”  The singer, whose real name is George O’Dowd, also explained that he is scouring the internet for potential collaborators on upcoming dance track ‘Yes We Can’. He added: “I feel it’s a very refreshing idea. I’m pretty excited to find artists through Talenthouse and see what people do with my song. Absolutely, I can’t wait.”

Mika admits to being a weird teen

mika1 Mika was a “weird” teenager.  The Love Today singer – who is known for his outrageous outfits and wild curly hair – says his new LP, The Boy Who Knew Too Much, was inspired by his turbulent adolescence, which he now wants to forget.  He said: “It’s still joyful pop music. I needed to liberate myself from my childhood – I was a weird, reclusive teen.” The 26-year-old pop star’s forthcoming album, the follow-up to 2007′s Life in Cartoon Motion, even contains a vengeful break-up song inspired by a bitter split.  Lebanon-born Mika explained to Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “There’s a song called Rain, which was a break-up letter, but I thought it would be funny to put a disco beat behind it. It’s Continue reading →

Beatles’ fans to compare old and new

BeatlesTo celebrate the release of the Beatles’ digitally remastered studio albums on 9th September, Richer Sounds and Apple/EMI are offering everyone the chance to listen and compare a selection of samples of the new versions with the old at all of Richer Sounds’ 49 stores nationwide from Monday 7th September, a full 2 days before the remastered back catalogue is officially released to the world. To celebrate the event Continue reading →

Sinatra’s Live At The Meadowlands to be released

Frank SinatraOn Friday 14th March 1986, Frank Sinatra played a legendary home coming show in New Jersey that has gone down in history as one of his greatest ever. Released on 5th October, ‘Live At The Meadowlands’ captures the essence and uniqueness that can only be a Frank Sinatra live show.  The support act for The Meadowlands show was comedian and close friend of Sinatra’s Red Buttons. When he came off stage that Continue reading →

Colbie Caillat ‘Excited, Thankful’ For No. 1 ‘Breakthrough’ Album

Colbie CaillatColbie Caillat practiced a little bit of reverse psychology as she waited for the numbers to come in for her sophomore album, “Breakthrough” — which is No. 1 on this week’s Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 106,000. “You always hope for the best, but you never actually think it’s going to happen,” Caillat told Billboard.com from England, where she’s currently touring. “I never want to get my hopes up. Continue reading →

Arctic Monkeys refused to mix with other acts on Reading Festival

arctic_monkeysrtv Arctic Monkeys have been blasted for their unfriendly attitude at the Reading Festival. The ‘Crying Lightning’ rockers – who headlined the music event on Saturday (29.08.09) – have come under fire for their insistence on a segregated backstage area and refusal to mix with other acts on the bill. A source told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “At festivals most bands take the opportunity to hang out with each other but the Monkeys demanded privacy. “They had their own area set up away from the other acts on the bill, which was guarded at all times by two security guards. “Now they’re on their third number one album they can make any demand they want and Continue reading →

Franz Ferdinand Take Out Hits and Rare B-Side at V Fest

Franz Ferdinand-rtvScottish indie-pop sensations Franz Ferdinand gave Toronto’s Virgin Festival its first headline-caliber set with a riveting rock show. Their career-spanning performance consistently got the packed general admission section to rise, scream and boogie their hearts out. Plowing through crowd-pleasing singles ‘Michael,’ ‘Walk Away,’ ‘No You Girls’ and a stirring version of ‘Take Me Out’ — dedicated to fellow Scottish V-fester Paolo Nutini — the foursome also gave a nod to longtime fans by playing the rarely heard ‘Van Tango,’ the B-side from the band’s very first UK single, Continue reading →

Noel Gallagher Quits Oasis

oasis_rtvLead guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher has quit Oasis, according to a statement he posted to the band’s website. The announcement came shortly after the last-minute cancellation of the group’s scheduled performance today at the Rock En Seine festival in Paris.  “It’s with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight,” Gallagher wrote. “People will write and say what they like, but I Continue reading →

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