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January 31st, 2009

James Morrison: Broken Strings

The British pop sensation James Morrison has a new single featuring Nelly Furtado called “Broken Strings”. After debuting at number 73 in December, it has since broken into the top ten, and it’s getting lots of radio play.

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With a successful album, called “Songs for You, Truths for Me”, James is looking to nab the award for Best Male Solo Artist at the Brit Awards, which will be announced live on February 18, 2009. Other nominees include Ian Brown, Paul Weller, Streets, and Will Young. Some online betting sites are instructing fans to put their money on Morrison.

Last night, James gave us a listen to his new “Broken Strings” single on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno. Coming up, James is set to play at Coachella this April, a huge gig considering he’ll be sharing the stage with (well playing almost the same stage within 24 hours of) Paul McCartney. Prior to that, he’ll be touring in the both the US and the UK.

See more photos of James Morrison, the “Broken Strings” video, and the lyrics to “Broken Strings” below.

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January 31st, 2009

New York Dolls New Album

The New York Dolls have been rocking for the second time since 2004, having originally formed in 1971, and they are still putting out the hits. After almost 40 years since their first album, the band is set to release another. The new album is still untitled, but should be ready to hit stores in the next few months.

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Two of the band’s original members, David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain (who says the group has “plenty of intellect and plenty of sex”), continue on for the rest, along with a few new guys. But they still have the same force they did in the seventies. The band has been described as follows,

The Dolls made Gary Glitter look presentable. Wearing disheveled wigs, smudged lipstick, stilted platforms, painfully tight lurex pants and crimpoline dresses they combined Iggy’s anarchy, Lou Reeds brutality and street sense and invoked the three minute pop song with the excitement it was originally conceived.

Now that sounds like a show I want to see. Having just finished up a fall tour, though, no more dates are scheduled at the moment. The boys are in Hawaii putting the finishing touches on their new album, and until it’s finished, we probably won’t see any shows.

See more photos of the New York Dolls and a video below.

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January 31st, 2009

Caitlin Crosby Still Have My Heart Video

Caitlin Crosby’s new video for her song Still Have My Heart is stirring up quite a buzz on the web. The video features appearances by Jesse Spencer from House, Ryan Hanson from Veronica Mars and Zac Levi from Chuck! What a line-up! Check out Still Have My Heart after the jump with photos.

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Caitlin Crosby has dropped her latest music video for Still Have My Heart. The song comes off of the Hollywood native’s debut album. Crosby’s album was produced by Marshall Altman .

Previously the singer spent most of her time acting. She has appeared in Malcolm in the Middle, American Dreams, That’s So Raven, Living with Fran, That Seventies Show and many more. Check out the songwriter’s new video featuring three of the hottest celebs, Zac Levi, Ryan Hanson and Jesse Spencer after the jump!

More photos and a video of Caitlin Crosby, Jesse Spencer, Zac Levi & Ryan Hanson are below.

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January 31st, 2009

Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash XLIII

Thursday night in Tampa Bay, Florida, musicians, celebrities, football players and fans gathered at the Ford Amphitheater for the Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash. The concert is just one of many parties being held in Florida in the week leading up to the Super Bowl, but it’s the only that will be televised. Performers for the show include Rihanna, Fall Out Boy, and Life House. Last year we were treated to the sounds of Maroon 5 and Mary J. Blige.

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The Pepsi Smash event was a one-hour special hosted by Jerry O’Connell. Though Fall Out Boy got the crowd going to start off the show, it was Rihanna who was the highlight. Dressed in all black and with boots inspired by a hockey goalie, she rocked the stage with her songs “Disturbia”, “Breakin’ Dishes”, “Rehab”, and “Shut Up and Drive”. The event was televised on VH1 on January 29, 2009, but you can count on it being re-televised over the next couple weeks.

Rihanna is making the rounds performing at the big events this year. She was recently added to the lineup for this years Grammy Awards, airing February 8, 2009. As for awards, she is nominated for three, including Best Dance Recording for her single “Disturbia”.

See more photos of Rihanna at Pepsi Smash and a video below.

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January 30th, 2009

Ciara ‘Never Ever’ Video

Here is the music video for Ciara’s ‘Never Ever,’ the lead single from her forthcoming third studio album ‘Fantasy Ride.’ See photos and the video here.

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January 30th, 2009

Michelle Branch The Way Video

Michelle Branch is giving her fans a chance to view a sneak peek of her video for her single The Way. See the Video sneak peek an photos after the jump.

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Michelle Branch has released a sneak peek of her upcoming music video for her song The Way. The single comes off of Branch’s upcoming fourth studio album titled Everything Comes and Goes.

The new album will still maintain the same country sound that Branch fell into when she hooked up with Jessica Harp to form The Wreckers. Some of the song titles from Everything Comes and Goes are Long Goodbye, Texas In The Mirror, This Way and the ballad Crazy Ride. Branch says the new collection of songs is like a break up album.

Although a release date has yet to be announced for Michelle Branch’s album fans are looking forward to the present she says they can view on her website February 2nd.

Check out the sneak peek of Michelle Branch’s The Way video after the jump.

More photos and a video of Michelle Branch are below.

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January 30th, 2009

Jazmine Sullivan Lions, Tigers & Bears Video

Jazmine Sullivan has released her new music video for Lions, Tigers & Bears. See the photos and video after the jump.

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Jazmine Sullivan, a soul singer and songwriter, has released her new music video for her song Lions, Tigers, & Bears. The track comes off of the twenty year old singer’s debut album, titled Fearless, which was released last year on September 23rd. Formerly signed to Jive before being dropped at the age of fifteen years old Sullivan’s album sold over 320,000 copies in the United States.

The Philadelphia native, who has been mentored by Missy Elliot, has also been nominated in five Grammy categories. Check out the music video for Lions, Tigers, & Bears after the jump.

More photos and a video of Jazmine Sullivan are below.

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January 30th, 2009

Coachella 2009 Lineup

Every summer in California, the musical talents from yesterday, today and tomorrow gather to share their sound with the world for three days straight. Last year’s lineup included superstars Roger Waters and Jack Johnson, as well as then up-and-comers Vampire Weekend, MGMT, and Duffy. But this year’s lineup could be more exciting for some with Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse, and The Cure. It will be even more interesting to see which opening bands become headliner material a few years from now.

Paul McCartney

It all goes down April 17 through April 19 in Indio, California. Three days of music, camping with your friends, and just relaxing – what a perfect way to welcome in the warm weather and be introduced to some new bands. A 3-day pass will run you $269, or you can purchase tickets day-by-day for $99.

While Paul McCartney is definitely the big name of the event, I’m most excited about for the new bands hitting the stage at Coachella. The Aiborne Toxic Event’s first album went on sale on January 4, 2009, with their first single, “Sometime Around Midnight” being called the Best Alternative Song of 2008. If you haven’t heard it, listen to it here – worth every second of it.

You can see all of the Coachella 2009 performers here.

See more photos of Coachella performers and a video from Coachella 2008 below.

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January 29th, 2009
January 29th, 2009

Scarlett Johansson: Last Goodbye

Scarlett Johansson just isn’t satisfied taking the movie world by storm, she has to take the music world, too. And what better way to combine these than to record a song for your own movie’s soundtrack? “He’s Just Not That Into You” releases in theaters on February 6, 2009, and guess who’s doing the music. Scarlett has recorded a cover of Jeff Buckley’s “Last Goodbye”, to be featured in the film.

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Scarlett’s track on the “He’s Just Not That Into You” album isn’t her first foray into the recording industry. Last year she released a CD of Tom Waits covers, which if actually given an honest listen, was pretty good. Throughout, though, her voice was a little distorted and overpowered by the music; the overall sound made for a smooth album, but didn’t allow us to really hear her voice. In fact, some describe it as just another instrument lost among the rest, which when blended together make for a perfect sound. Unlike these previous efforts, it is said that the listener can really appreciate Scarlett’s vocals in her recording of “Last Goodbye”, as it’s accompanied only by “sparse piano”.

The soundtrack for “He’s Just Not That Into You” hits stores on February 3, 2009, three days before the movie’s release date. In addition to Johansson, it features songs from My Morning Jacket, Talking Heads, R.E.M., Wilco, and the Cure, among others.

See more photos of Scarlett Johansson and a video of Scarlett covering Tom Waits below.

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