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Fantasy Celeb Hook-Ups

February 1st, 2008 12:08pm EST
Justin Timberlake & Carrie Underwood
Our favorite stars can make some shaky decisions in the love department, but what would happen if we could magically pair up some single celebs? Take a look and find out:

Jamie Foxx + Whitney Houston

Whitney needs someone with confidence and swagger, minus the catastrophic drug habit. Foxx has established himself in the same industries as Whitney, movies and music, and while he's known to have some party in him, he's ultimately a down-to-earth father who can look out for Whitney while keeping her on her toes.

Chris Brown + Amanda Bynes

Hollywood is filled with many p...
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Commemorate GRAMMY's 50th Anniversary With 'The Ultimate GRAMMY Collection'

January 8th, 2008 2:12pm EST
Classic Pop
In a grand commemoration of the 50th Celebration of the GRAMMY® Awards, Shout! Factory and The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY® Recordings announce an electrifying 7-CD series encompassing GRAMMY® winners from four of the legendary awards' major genres. With a personal introduction written by 27-time GRAMMY® winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, this series is a sumptuous ode to the biggest hits in music history and a must-have for music lovers and collectors alike.

"We look forward to celebrating the past five decades of GRAMMY®-winning music with music fans everywhere thr...
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Warner Bros. To Release 'Live Earth Concert' CD & DVD December 4

November 27th, 2007 5:15pm EST
Al Gore
On July 7, 2007, 150 musical acts performed at a series of worldwide concerts called Live Earth to raise awareness for the climate crisis and deliver a solutions-based message to a global audience. On December 4th, Warner Bros. Records will release Live Earth - The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis - a CD and 2-DVD package that brings together the most popular artists, best performances, and the solutions-based messaging showcased at this truly global musical event staged in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Hamburg, with special events broadcast fro...
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Check Out Two New Singles From Lenny Kravitz' Upcoming Feb. 2008 Release

October 29th, 2007 4:03pm EDT
Lenny Kravitz
Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into an 18-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk.

Kravitz's multiple talents as a writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist have resonated through seven studio albums into a timeless catalog, all of which have been certified either platinum or multi-platinum. From 1999 to 2002, he won four consecutive Grammy Awards, setting a record for the most wins in the "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance" category for h...
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Highlights From Live Earth Concert Come To CD And 2-Disc DVD November 20

October 17th, 2007 5:54pm EDT
Live Earth - The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis
On July 7, 2007, 150 musical acts performed at a series of worldwide concerts called Live Earth to raise awareness for the climate crisis and deliver a solutions-based message to a global audience. On November 20th, Warner Bros. Records will release Live Earth - The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis - a CD and 2-DVD package that brings together the most popular artists, best performances, and the solutions-based messaging showcased at this truly global musical event staged in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Hamburg, with special events broadcast fr...
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Lenny Kravitz Announces 'It Is Time For A Love Revolution'

October 6th, 2007 8:26am EDT
Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz says it's time for a revolution, and he is launching a musical movement to do just that with the release of his 8th studio album on February 5, 2008.

The album, entitled "It Is Time For A Love Revolution" (Virgin Records America), is Kravitz's first new release in over three years; the record is a thunderous rock 'n roll call-to- arms, featuring a universal blend of soul, funk, and jazz grooves and the undeniable anthemic lyricism that's been his trademark from day one.

"I love this record and the feel of the record," Lenny Kravitz said of the release. "I felt like ...
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'The Very Best Of Mick Jagger' To Be Released October 2 On Atlantic/Rhino Records

September 13th, 2007 6:15pm EDT
Mick Jagger
LOS ANGELES - The Very Best Of Mick Jagger, the first overview of his distinguished solo career, is set for release in the U.S. on October 2, on Atlantic/Rhino Records. It's a vivid reminder of the compelling gifts that brought Jagger fame in the first place. As an embodiment of all that rock 'n' roll can mean, he is virtually without peer and that is made plain on this compelling 17-track collection, which includes three previously unreleased performances.

But Mick, for better or worse, is also one of those figures who has far eclipsed the realm of rock 'n' roll to become one of the m...
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David Bowie's 'The Buddha of Suburbia' Remastered For CD & Digital Album Reissue

July 26th, 2007 11:03am EDT
The Buddha of Suburbia
Released in 1993, The Buddha of Suburbia was David Bowie's 19th full studio album. Created to complement the debut of a BBC-produced mini-series based on Hanif Kureishi's bestselling novel of the same title, Bowie's "The Buddha of Suburbia" was classified as a soundtrack upon its release, although only the album's title track was featured in the program. An extremely rare and highly sought-after collector title, "The Buddha of Suburbia" will be reissued by Capitol/EMI on CD and digitally on October 2.

"This album may well have been one of the most enjoyable projects that I've been invo...
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Axl Rose Explains Guns N' Roses' Live Earth Absence

July 9th, 2007 8:30pm EDT
Axl Rose
Rocker Axl Rose has posted a long explanation on Guns N' Roses' website letting fans know why he didn't make an appearance at the Live Earth extravaganza on Saturday. The Paradise City singer reveals he was originally asked to play the Rio De Janeiro, Brazil leg of the climate change awareness-raising event.

When this fell through, Rose claims he volunteered to perform at either Live Earth Sydney in Australia or Live Earth Tokyo in Japan, only to have his offer turned down.

He writes: "We were not asked until the last couple weeks while we were on tour in Australia and have upcomi...
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Live Earth Brazil Revealed

June 26th, 2007 2:42pm EDT
Lenny Kravitz
LOS ANGELES (June 26, 2007) – Live Earth organizers today revealed the line-up of popular music artists who will be performing at the Brazil leg of the 7-continent, 24-hour Live Earth concerts on July 7, 2007. Brazil is the only country hosting a Live Earth concert that is entirely free and open to the public, and producers expect the concert being staged on the famed Copacabana Beach will draw over a million people.

The 24-hour Live Earth concert series will begin in Sydney, Australia and continue across all 7 continents with events in Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, Sou...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 26

May 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Matt Stone
Happy Birthday to WWE Diva Ashley Massaro (1979), South Park co-creator Matt Stone (1971), "The Corpse Bride" actress Helena Bonham Carter (1966), rock star Lenny Kravitz (1964), "General Hospital" actress Genie Francis (1962), comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (1962), film and TV actress Margaret Colin (1957), "Jackie Brown" star Pam Grier (1949), country superstar Hank Williams Jr. (1949), "Miami Vice" actor Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks (1948), British guitarist Mick Ronson (1946; d. 1993), The Band drummer Levon Helm (1942), jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (1926; d...
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Artists Donate Tracks To "Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur," Out June 12

May 17th, 2007 8:10pm EDT
Instant Karma
In an historic effort to mobilize activism around the human rights atrocities occurring in Darfur, Sudan, more than 50 international recording artists and over 30 record labels have united behind "Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur." The collection features iconic songs by legendary musician and peace activist John Lennon recorded by an array of best-selling artists and will be available for purchase both on CD and as digital downloads via online retailers.

In keeping with its long tradition of activism powered by music, Amnesty International, the world's...
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Newcomer Alexa Wilkinson To Release 'Lullaby Appetite' In June

May 13th, 2007 12:00pm EDT
Alexa Wilkinson
Having taken up music at the age of 10, Alexa Wilkinson is a formidable talent in a small (and young) package. Her fresh, smooth vocals slide easily around the extremely hummable melodies, toe-tapping rhythms and sprite guitar playing. The lyrics are rich with expression, exposing a vulnerability and honesty but without naïvete. Rather there is an emotional maturity of looking at life with an optimistic eye, learning from one's mistakes, and moving on.

Josh Kelley, an accomplished singer-songwriter promoting his third album on this tour, took notice of Alexa's talent and by July of...
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Tyrone Wells Tour Dates

April 2nd, 2007 10:00pm EDT
Tyrone Wells
Tyrone Wells just sold out LA's El Rey theater for the third time in the past year. His new CD "Hold On" was just released and he'll be out on tour the rest of the year supporting the new disc. Leigh Nash (former lead singer of Sixpence None The Richer) will open on all dates beginning April 11.

Sounding like the spawn of Joss Stone, Alicia Keys & James Taylor, Lenny Kravitz and Prince… Tyrone is a voice to be reckoned with. And, the guy can even Yodel. Seriously!

4/11 Schuba's Tavern Chicago, IL

4/14 William Jewell College Kansas City, MO

4/15 Duck Room St. L...
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Check Out Latino Pop Superstars RBD's "Tu Amor"

October 19th, 2006 11:37am EDT
RBD
"Tu Amor," the first single released to U.S. radio by Virgin Records international pop phenomenon RBD, is proving itself to be a mainstream smash -- in a matter of days, not weeks. Within just three days of release, the song was all over the four most-listened-to Top 40 stations in the country, among a nationwide crowd of 30 leader stations in Top 40 and Rhythmic formats. Based on heavy first-week spins, "Tu Amor" is already the 16th most-played record on New York's powerhouse WHTZ/Z-100. It is also No. 8 in airplay, and the No. 1 request by e-mail on Los Angeles' KIIS-FM, which leaked the ...
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Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert Hits DVD August 22; 100% Of Net Proceeds Will Go To Victims

August 21st, 2006 2:29pm EDT
From The Big Apple To The Big Easy
On August 22, 2006, Rhino Entertainment, in association with MSG Entertainment, will release a double disc DVD of the landmark Katrina benefit concert, "From The Big Apple To The Big Easy: The Concert For New Orleans," which was held on September 20th, 2005 at Madison Square Garden to support the long-term relief and rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Katrina. As the one-year anniversary of the disaster approaches (August 29), Rhino Entertainment and MSGE invite you to bring home the DVD of the live concert performance that has touched so many lives. "From The Big Apple To The Big Easy"...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 26

May 26th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Lenny Kravitz
Happy Birthday to WWE Diva Ashley Massaro (1979), South Park co-creator Matt Stone (1971), "The Corpse Bride" actress Helena Bonham Carter (1966), rock star Lenny Kravitz (1964), "General Hospital" actress Genie Francis (1962), comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (1962), film and tv actress Margaret Colin (1957), "Jackie Brown" star Pam Grier (1949), country superstar Hank Williams Jr. (1949), "Miami Vice" actor Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks (1948), British guitarist Mick Ronson (1946; d. 1993), The Band drummer Levon Helm (1942), jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (1926; d...
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Bono Donates Guitar to Brazil Zero Hunger Campaign

February 22nd, 2006 10:01am EST
Bono
Bono is to donate one of his guitars to Brazil's Zero Hunger charity campaign. The instrument is to be auctioned off after U2's upcoming concerts this week in Sao Paulo's Morumbi football stadium. The campaign's aim is to ensure that all Brazilians have three proper meals a day by the end of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's term in office, and it is hoped the guitar will raise much needed funds.

Last year, rocker Lenny Kravitz donated a guitar to the charity, which raised a phenomenal $132,000 at auction. Bono, who is renowned for his charity work, recently met with President Silv...
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Lenny Kravitz Helps Sell Absolut Vodka

January 17th, 2006 12:33pm EST
Lenny Kravitz
Absolut Vodka is proud to announce the launch of Absolut Kravitz -- a new music project which sees Lenny Kravitz creating an exclusive new track based on his interpretation of the Absolut brand.

"We are thrilled to have Lenny Kravitz with us on our creative journey and in this, our first high-profile music project," says Michael Persson, Global Brand Director for Absolut Vodka. "Not only is he supremely talented; his output, inspired by so many genres and eras of music, defies categorisation, making him truly individual -- a quality which means he is perfectly at home with the creativi...
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Bill Clinton Congratulates Elton John

December 19th, 2005 9:20am EST
Elton John
Sir Elton John will receive a special video message from former US president Bill Clinton when he celebrates his 'hen night' tonight.

The one-minute long film - which will be played at Elton's $250,000 star-studded bash at London's swanky Too2Much nightclub tonight - sees Clinton congratulating the star on tying the knot with lover David Furnish. He says in the tape, which has already been played in rehearsals for the party: "If there were more people in the world like Elton, then the world would be a better place."

A source told Daily Mirror newspaper: "We knew Elton had good con...
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Music Snippets: Pharrell Williams, Shakira, Lenny Kravitz

December 13th, 2005 10:43am EST
N.E.R.D.
Pharrell Williams pretended to break up his rap group N*E*R*D to scare bosses at his record label Virgin.

Earlier this year, the rapper/producer claimed he and Chad Hugo had dismantled the group.

But he now confesses N*E*R*D are very much alive and will resume activity next year. Williams says, "(I was) pissed with Virgin and wanted to teach them a lesson."

Shakira has set up home in the Caribbean, after buying property in the Bahamas.

The sexy singer, 28, and her fiance Anonio De La Rua bought homes in the Bahamas two years ago, and they're now spending much of their t...
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Lenny Kravitz Wants to Make Clothes

December 1st, 2005 9:28am EST
Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz is reportedly launching his own fashion label.

The rocker - who hopes to create a whole lifestyle range - says he doesn't want to cash on his name, but wants another "creative outlet". He is quoted in Daily Record newspaper as saying: "I'm working on a fashion house and home line. I've just kind of been laying back. Now is the time for me to do it. It's more of a lifestyle brand. It's something that's just another outlet for me."

The singer - who set up his own interior design company earlier this year - added: "I'm not doing it to slap my name on things and sell the...
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Jesse Harris Readies New Album 'Mineral'

November 23rd, 2005 1:25pm EST
Jesse Harris
On February 21, 2006, Jesse Harris will release 'Mineral,' a strikingly elemental, intimate recording that heralds many firsts for the New York-based Grammy winner. Not only is it the debut release on his own independent label, Secret Sun Recordings, but after five albums with his beloved band The Ferdinandos, 'Mineral' marks Harris' first recording in a trio setting; backed by organ/piano master Larry Goldings (John Scofield, Maceo Parker, James Taylor), and long-time Harris collaborator Kenny Wollesen on drums, marimba and various percussion.

'Mineral' marks a stark departure from Ha...
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Star-Studded Benefit CD for Hurricane Relief To Drop Nov. 22

November 15th, 2005 2:21pm EST
Hurricane Relief
Responding to the overwhelming outpouring of support from musicians, writers and producers, EMI Group, SONY BMG, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Concord Music Group along with the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network

and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced the addition of new artists and songs to complete the double CD multi-artist benefit album Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now. The collection will feature new recordings and classic cuts from more than 80 artists and 35 songs, spanning a variety of generations and genres, and will be released N...
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New CDs This Week (Nov. 8)

November 8th, 2005 4:42pm EST
Beastie Boys
A number of notable new releases this week including new albums from Kenny Chesney, Neil Diamond, Cyndi Lauper, Floetry, Kate Bush and Young Buck; greatest hits collections from the Beastie Boys, Lenny Kravitz, Eurythmics and Limp Bizkit; live albums from Jeremy Camp, The Mars Volta, Tanya Tucker and Sepultura; and a whole bunch of other stuff. There's lots out this week, so check out this list of noteworthy releases for Tuesday, November 8th (many with reviews)...

AZ - A.W.O.L.

Beastie Boys - Solid Gold Hits

Bob Marley and the Wailers - Africa Unite: The Singles Collection

Brave...
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Celebrities Sign Guitar for Charity

November 3rd, 2005 10:50am EST
Lenny Kravitz
Jimmy Kimmel Live has announced that it will auction a one-of-a kind autographed Fender guitar signed on set by 14 past celebrity guests and performers, including Quentin Tarantino, Lenny Kravitz, Lionel Ritchie, Barry Manilow, Huey Lewis and Jimmy Kimmel. All net proceeds will benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles.

The auction can be accessed via JimmyKimmelLive.net and will launch at 5:30 p.m., PT, on Wednesday, Nov. 2, concluding on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m., PT.
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Neighbor Sues Lenny Kravitz Over Blocked Toilet

October 28th, 2005 9:40am EDT
Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz is being sued for almost $10,000 over a blocked toilet. The rocker has been hit with a lawsuit by a neighbor in his New York apartment block, who claims his pad was ruined when Kravitz's clogged lavatory flooded. Dan Pelson claims he suffered $9,387.87 worth of damage when the star's toilet "became blocked, clogged and congested, thereby causing water to flood into the apartment."

This is not the first lawsuit brought against Kravitz because of his flooded bathroom. Last October, the singer faced legal action for allegedly causing over $300,000 worth of water damage to an...
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