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New CD Reviews, October 31, 2006 (The Who, Lil' Wayne, Lady Sovereign, Deftones & more)

10/31/2006 12:02pm EST
The Who - Endless Wire
New releases this week include albums from legends The Who, a Cash Money collaboration featuring Birdman and Lil' Wayne, the debuts from pint-sized UK rapper Lady Sovereign and American Idol winner Kellie Pickler, plus many more. Keep reading for reviews & info on this week's new CDs...

Lady Sovereign - Public Warning
Public Warning is stunning, better than the hype machine could ever paint it, with jaw-dropping, busy production and sharp, spunky lyrics that whiz by and back up this pint-sized rebel's serious b-girl stance. Read review...

The Who - Endless Wire
No, Endless Wire is no...

Barry Manilow Returns October 31 With A New CD And Concert DVD

10/26/2006 3:43pm EDT
Barry Manilow
Hot on the heels of his Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Music/Comedy/Variety Series or Special for "Barry Manilow: Music and Passion" comes First & Farewell, Barry Manilow's new double-DVD set from Rhino and Stiletto New Media. One DVD features never-before-seen, footage from Manilow’s inaugural tour rehearsal at Carroll's Studio in New York City in 1974. The second DVD captures the final concert of the historic "One Night Live! One Last Time!" farewell tour in 2004 – recorded at The Pond in Anaheim – with Manilow performing many of the songs that helped him sell 75 million albu...

Emmy Awards Pay Tribute to Dick Clark

7/25/2006 10:15am EDT
Dick Clark
Television industry icon Dick Clark will be honored as part of this year's "58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards," hosted by Conan O'Brien, airing live Sunday, August 27 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on NBC.

Musical legend and current Emmy nominee Barry Manilow, who co-wrote the lyrics with Bruce Sussman and sang the words to the catchy "American Bandstand" theme song "Bandstand Boogie," will perform a special musical tribute.

Clark's accomplishments have been recognized by many organizations over the years. Honors include his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Academy of...

Celebrity Birthdays, June 17

6/17/2006 3:00am EDT
Paulina Rubio
Happy Birthday to American tennis player Venus Williams (1980), Mexican singer Paulina Rubio (1971), Canadian punk-rocker Bif Naked (1971), "Rush" actor Jason Patric (1966), "Stuck on You" star Greg Kinnear (1963), Hanoi Rocks singer Michael Monroe (1960), Dead Kennedy's singer Jello Biafra (1958), "Napoleon Dynamite" actor Jon Gries (1957), love song crooner Barry Manilow (1943), "Trading Places" actor Ralph Bellamy (1904; d. 1991), Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898; d. 1972), and Russian composer Igor Stravinsky 1882; d. 1971).

Barry Manilow Is Back At Number One

2/8/2006 11:45pm EST
Barry Manilow
In a career spanning more than 30 years and over 75 million albums sold worldwide, Barry Manilow broke brand new ground this week when his new Arista Records album, Greatest Hits of the Fifties (click for review) debuted in the Number One position on the Nielsen SoundScan charts, moving a remarkable 155,630 copies in its first week of release.

This is the first time in the singer's career that one of his albums has debuted at Number One and marks only the second time a Manilow album reached the top spot on the chart --1977's Barry Manilow Live was the first. The 29-year stretch betwee...

Barry Manilow To Sing on 'Dancing With The Stars'

2/1/2006 11:49am EST
Barry  Manilow
Barry Manilow will be performing on the "Dancing with the Stars" results show Friday, Feb. 3 on ABC. An international superstar and singer/songwriter, Manilow will sing three songs, including his hit "Copacabana," as professional dancers Louis van Amstel and Cheryl Burke dance the Samba. He'll also serenade us with his rendition of the classic "Unchained Melody," from his latest album, "The Greatest Songs of the Fifties." To end the evening, he will accompany the eliminated couple, singing "They Dance" as they take the floor for their final dance.

In addition, two world Mambo champion...

Celebrities Sign Guitar for Charity

11/3/2005 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 and will launch at 5:30 p.m., PT, on Wednesday, Nov. 2, concluding on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m., PT.