Gorillaz reveal new track ‘Doncamatic’ featuring Daley. Fresh out of the studio comes ‘Doncamatic’, a brand spanking new track from Gorillaz featuring Daley. Recorded just a few weeks ago, Gorillaz were so excited about this stunning new cut, they wanted to unleash it onto the world as soon as humanly possible! All bouncing beats, deep funk grooves and sumptuous soothing vocals (courtesy of hot new British talent Daley), this track just makes you want to move. And in case you’re wondering; inspiration for the track and the title comes from The Donca Matic – the groundbreaking Japanese-designed drum machine which started the Korg Musical Instrument Company in 1963! Gorillaz critically acclaimed latest album, ‘Plastic Beach’, (featuring collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Kano, Little Dragon and Mos Def to name but a few) has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide and for the first time ever, the real-life Gorillaz band are taking their show on the road. The world tour is currently storming the USA, with dates to follow in Europe and the UK (London, Manchester, Birmingham & Brighton all in November) before heading off to Australia via Hong Kong.
Gorillaz ‘Escape To Plastic Beach’ Tour ‘ UK dates:
11th November – Dublin O2
12th November – Manchester Arena
14th November – London O2 Arena
16th November – London O2 Arena
17th November – Birmingham NIA
18th November – Brighton Centre
Far East Movement Kicks Off Their “Up In The Air” Tour. Far East Movement, a band also known by the name of just FM, will kick off their “Up In The Air” tour on September 13th in Anaheim, CA with Mike Posner. The group’s first single “Like A G6″ is currently #12 overall on iTunes Top Songs and #5 on iTunes Top Pop Songs. The song is also still climbing on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart(last placed at #41) and is #25 on the country’s digital song sales chart. FM’s members Kev Nish, Prohgress, J Splif and DJ Virman started the band in Los Angeles where they’ve already had a #1 song at radio with the hit “Girls On The Dance Floor.” Their music bridges the gap between underground club and mainstream hip-hop and pop music. They’ve coined the term ‘Free Wired’ to describe their lifestyle and sound that blends elements of Hip-Hop, Pop, Electro and Dance. “We want people at our shows to feel free to let loose and ‘geek out’ however the feel comfortable. Our music and lifestyle is about making sure everyone is having a good time,” states Kev Nish. Far East Movement have already taken the Los Angeles club scene global; they’ve already done two world tours, including recent stints with Lady Gaga, N*E*R*D, Robyn/Kelis and LMFAO. The ‘Free Wired’ debut album will also feature appearances from Ryan Tedder, Snoop Dogg, Keri Hilson, Pitbull and Lil’ Jon.
Katy Perry To Edit Beach Boys Reference Out Of “California Gurls”. Though Katy Perry has been riding a huge wave of success with her hit “California Gurls,” the Beach Boys are trying to crash it. They’re trying to get compensation for her own homage to West Coast women. Beach Boys’ infamous “California Girls,” or maybe not if you’re a young fan of Katy Perry’s, features the lyrics “I wish they all could be California girls.” On Perry’s hit, Snoop Dogg utters the line at the end of the song during what seems to be some recorded ad-libbing. But Rondor, the copyright owners for Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Mike Love’s original “California Girls,” want some of that “California Gurls” cash. They’re asking for royalties from the single, which has sold over 3 million digital copies. While Rondor is threatening to sue Perry for plagiarism, the singer has already addressed the issue in her latest Rolling Stone article. There, she basically states that the song will be undergoing some cuts. “As much as I want a Beach Boys credit on my album, we have to take it out,” Perry told Rolling Stone about the Snoop Dogg-uttered line. While Snoop Dogg won’t be wishing they all could be California girls anymore, the song will hit record stores on her upcoming album sans the Beach Boys as co-writers. “Teenage Dream,” Perry’s follow-up to “One of the Boys,” is out August 24th
Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” Spends Fifth Week At #1 On Billboard Hot 100. Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” is still the most popular song in the country, remaining at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a fifth week. It’s also inching closer to her longest streak at #1 when she topped the chart for seven weeks with “I Kissed a Girl.” The track, which features rapper Snoop Dogg, is also the #1 song at pop radio. It also moved another 277,000 copies in digital sales, but wasn’t the week’s biggest digital seller. That title belongs to Eminem and Rihanna with “Love the Way You Lie,” which sold another 280,000 copies for a second week at the top of the Hot Digital Songs chart. That’s also good enough for another week at #2 on the Hot 100. Usher follows with “OMG” at #3 for another week. There were no shake-ups in the top 5 at all this week as B.o.B. and Hayley Williams remain at #4 this week with “Airplanes,” while Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars are unmoved at #5 with “Billionaire.” Mike Posner moves up to #6 this week with his debut single, “Cooler Than Me.” Meanwhile, Taio Cruz was only absent from the top 10 for a week before rebounding back with his brand new single, “Dynamite.” The track moves up to #7 from #14 last week. It’s also rumored to be released as a remix with Jennifer Lopez. Down two spots to #8 this week is Drake with “Find Your Love,” while Jason Derulo inches up a spot to #9 with his latest, “Ridin’ Solo.” Eminem climbs back into the top 10, holding the #10 spot this week for his second entry on the chart. Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 For the Week Ending July 17th, 2010:
1. “California Gurls,” Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
2. “Love the Way You Lie,” Eminem feat. Rihanna
3. “OMG,” Usher feat. Will.i.am
4. “Airplanes,” B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams
5. “Billionaire,” Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars
6. “Cooler Than Me,” Mike Posner feat. Big Sean
7. “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz
8. “Find Your Love,” Drake
9. “Ridin’ Solo,” Jason Derulo
10. “Not Afraid,” Eminem
‘We want to make the Netherlands a better place and that is what we will give the Netherlands,’ Geert Wilders said. His party the PVV has a major say in local government that Snoop Dogg banned from a free Dutch festival. Organizers were forced to find a replacement act for Parkpop in The Hague after PVV authorities thought that the rapper was inappropriate for the festival on June 27. The festival drops the news on its website, saying that they are abiding by the decision of the ministry officials and the police force. The remaining part of the program is left unchanged. According to Radio Netherlands, Mayor Jozias van Aartsen considered Snoop’s appearance at odds with “the open and friendly character” of the free festival. The city council of the Dutch city expressed surprise at the ban. Councilors were said to be unconvinced that the rapper posed any threat. Snoop was just granted a U.K. visa to perform at summer events around the country after previously being on the blacklist.
Nena, Nick Lowe and Juliette Lewis are performing on this festival.
For Second Week Katy Perry Tops Billboard Hot 100. Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” is the hottest song in the country for another week, holding on to the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. “California Gurls,” Perry’s second #1 following her first international smash “I Kissed a Girl,” also saw an increase in digital sales this week. She moved 353,000 copies of her new single, which also features rapper Snoop Dogg. Usher is at #2 for another week with his single “OMG,” featuring will.i.am. The single surpassed the 2 million sales mark this week, selling another 204,000 copies. Also staying put at #3 are B.o.B. and Hayley Williams with “Airplanes.” The single sells another 243,000 copies this week. Moving up a spot to #4 is Travie McCoy with “Billionaire,” featuring Bruno Mars. The single, off McCoy’s “Lazarus” album, sells another 179,000 copies this week Down a spot to #5 this week is Ke$ha with her latest single “Your Love Is My Drug.” Trailing at #6 is Lady Gaga with her single “Alejandro.” Down a spot to #7 is Taio Cruz with his single “Break You Heart,” featuring Ludacris. Moving back into the top 10 at #8 this week is Eminem with his former #1 single “Not Afraid.” Following at #9 are the Black Eyed Peas with “Rock That Body,” their fifth top 10 single from “The E.N.D.” Closing out the top 10 is Drake, who climbs into the top 10 for the first time with his latest single “Find Your Love.” The single, off his new album “Thank Me Later,” hit stores this week and is expected to debut at #1.
Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 For the Week Ending June 26th, 2010:
1. “California Gurls,” Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
2. “OMG,” Usher feat. will.i.am
3. “Airplanes,” B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams
4. “Your Love Is My Drug,” Ke$ha
5. “Billionaire,” Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars
6. “Alejandro,” Lady Gaga
7. “Break Your Heart,” Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris
8. “Not Afraid,” Eminem
9. “Rock That Body,” The Black Eyed Peas
10. “Find Your Love,” Drake
Shakira Added To Glastonbury Festival Line-Up. Shakira will be adding her star power to the already star-studded lineup of Glastonbury Festival. The Colombian songstress has been announced to take the Pyramid Stage of the festival’s Saturday show. The 33-year-old “Hips Don’t Lie” singer will be appearing on June 26, and will be sharing the Pyramid stage with Muse, Scissor Sisters, Jackson Browne, Seasick Steve, and The Lightning Seeds. Organizer Emily Eavis said in a statement, “Shakira is not only an amazing pop star but also socially and politically forward thinking; she’s working incredibly hard for good causes around the world. We feel honored to have the she wolf herself come to Worthy Farm!” The feeling is mutual it seems. Shakira said that she’s “looking forward to playing Glastonbury this year and being part of their 40th anniversary.” “Glastonbury is famous for being one of the best festival crowds, so I’m sure I’ll have a great time.” Headliners for this year are U2, Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Dizzee Rascal, Corinne Bailey-Rae, Slash, Norah Jones, Ray Davies, and Stevie Wonder among others. The festival will run from June 25 to 27.
The Mighty Boosh discuss album and film at London talk Noel Fielding and co appear in front of fans at Apple Store
The Mighty Boosh stars Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Dave Brown and Mike Fielding gave a talk last night. Among the the topics discussed in the Apple Store Regent Street shop were the collective’s forthcoming album and film – although details were scant with the comedians concentrating on drawing laughs from the crowd, who had been let in on a first-come, first-served basis. During the hour-long discussion, the comedy troupe made references to the music that inspired them, with Fielding admitting that one of their ‘crimps’ – their own form of “folk rapping” – had ripped off Pink Floyd. Barratt said he and Fielding had been influenced by Frank Zappa in the early days of The Mighty Boosh. They also discussed how Snoop Dogg had supposedly once been amazed by a picture of Mike Fielding in his role of Naboo dressed as pimped-out rapper for a skit from their Future Sailors tour. When asked about the plans for an album, Barratt jokingly revealed: “We might release them as a virus” or a “digital soup”. They also talked of possible plans to write a country and western song for the Crack Fox character from their television show, or a white reggae song for a shaman character. “We can write a song in an afternoon, whereas a scene can take us a week,” explained Noel Fielding, who was sporting his new bleached blonde hairdo and wearing an outfit which Barratt described as a making him look like a “mechanic from the future”. Plans for the The Mighty Boosh film were also discussed, with Noel saying “we’ve written about half of three films”. He also admitted that the gang were too busy with other projects at the moment to give it their full attention. “Julian’s got a cookbook and I’ve got a dance video,” he joked. The gang were launching their Mighty Decider iPhone application at the store, a podcast of the Q&A will be made available soon, see Apple.com for details.
Music releases in the US for December 8 include rap from Snoop Dogg and a host of guest stars, Chris Brown’s mix of reggae, dance and hip hop and a greatest hits package from Seal.
Snoop Dogg, Malice N Wonderland
The rap superstar’s 10th album features his smooth funky rap produced by Dr. Dre and others and with guest performers including R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, and more. The first single “Gangsta Luv” is produced by R&B crooner The Dream and “Special” features Brandy and Pharrell. Relased on CD, vinyl and MP3 download.
SNOOP DOGG has appeared in court to fight a civil lawsuit from a man who said he assaulted him. Richard Monroe, Jr. is seeking $22 million (£15 million) in damages and punitive penalties from Snoop Dogg after he claimed that the rapper and his entourage attacked him during a concert in Seattle in 2005. Monroe Jr. said the rapper – real name Calvin Broadus – hit him with a microphone after he jumped on stage and put his hand on the star’s shoulder. He then claims Broadus’ security guards hauled him off and delivered a savage beating. He told jurors, who were shown a videotape of the incident in Friday’s opening hearing in California: “I was getting punched, kicked, kicked, punched. It was brutal. I was really in shock. I couldn’t believe it.” Broadus’ lawyers hit back at the allegations and insisted the star thought he was being attacked when the man suddenly jumped on stage. The lawyers also claimed that Monroe Jr.’s alleged injuries were not “evidence of someone who was savagely beaten”. Broadus is expected to testify during the trial which will last a week.