Archive for July 17th, 2012

Charlie Sheen Interested in Becoming Next ‘American Idol’ Judge

July 17th, 2012
With Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler both leaving the judges' table on American Idol the search is on for their replacements – and now add Charlie Sheen to the list of interested candidates Calling into On Air with Ryan Seacrest today Sheen chatted with the Idol host about the judge...

Pitbull Is Heading to Kodiak, Alaska

July 17th, 2012
Mr Worldwide indeed Pitbull will fly to Kodiak Alaska to visit the small island's Walmart store as part of a competition sponsored by the chain and Listerine The contest promised that the rapper would appear at whichever Walmart branch got the most likes on Facebook and early on it was...

Pop Hitmaker Benny Blanco Talks ‘Payphone’ Success, Ke$ha’s New Sound

July 17th, 2012
Benny Blanco knows how to make a hit The 24-year-old producer-songwriter who first cut his teeth with Dr Luke has helped architect some of the past half-decade's chart-toppers including Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" and "California Gurls" Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" and "We R Who We R" and Britney Spears' "Circus"  For his...

Feist, Drake, Japandroids Make Polaris Prize Shortlist

July 17th, 2012
The Polaris Awards have announced their shortlist of 10 albums that are up for the 2012 prize including Drake's Take Care Feist's Metals Japandroids' Celebration Rock Grimes' Visions and Fucked Up's David Comes to Life Also included are Handsome Furs' Sound Kapital Kathleen Edwards' Voyageur Yamantaka // Sonic Titan's YT...

Inside Justin Bieber’s Rolling Stone Cover Shoot

July 17th, 2012
Justin Bieber was in full heartthrob mode when he met up with photographer Mark Seliger in Malibu to shoot his new Rolling Stone cover on newsstands Friday July 20th In this behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot the 18-year-old enjoys the California sun and goofs around with Seliger It's Bieber's second time...

Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard Announces First Solo Album

July 17th, 2012
Ben Gibbard is set to release his first solo album Former Lives on October 15th in the UK/Europe and on October 16th in the States through the indie label Barsuk According to a statement the 12 tracks that comprise the record were written during the past eight years but the Death...

Elton John Regrets Past Drug Use

July 17th, 2012
Elton John has revealed he "wasted" a big part of his life using drugs in an interview regarding the musician's upcoming memoir Love Is the Cure On Life Loss and the End of AIDS "I was a drug addict and self-absorbed" said John who explained this was in the early Eighties...

First Details of Bob Dylan’s Upcoming Album ‘Tempest’

July 17th, 2012
Bob Dylan has revealed more information about his upcoming album Tempest including cover art and the track listing It's his 35th studio album  The album contains 10 songs including a John Lennon tribute entitled "Roll on John" which quotes lines from multiple Beatles songs including "Come together right now" from "Come...

Steven Van Zandt May Miss Some E Street Band Concerts to Film ‘Lilyhammer’

July 17th, 2012
E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt may be forced to miss some upcoming gigs to film a second season of his television show Lilyhammer "I made commitments before the tour even existed" Van Zandt tells Rolling Stone "We're still trying to figure it all out and we won't know...

Katy Perry Gets Fantastical in ‘Wide Awake’

July 17th, 2012
If you're looking for a taste of the fantastical today look no further than Katy Perry's new video for "Wide Awake" The clip kicks off with her dressing room morphing into a massive maze that she traverses until stumbling across an adorable young accomplice The dynamic duo battle paparazzi defeat...