GAGA TO PEN THE NEXT BOND TUNE?
Could Lady Gaga be penning the theme song for the next installment in the James Bond franchise? According to British paper The Sun, a source said that all the people in charge of the films, which currently star Daniel Craig in the title role, are “huge Gaga fans” and that “her sound and sense of drama make her the top choice.” The forthcoming as-yet-untitled Bond movie has a tentative release date of sometime next year.
DETAILS ABOUT GAGA’S MUSIC ON GLEE
It’s been known for a while now that there will be an episode of Glee that will be based around the music of Lady Gaga, and now we know a few of the songs that will be performed on the hit program. According to EW.com, Lea Michele’s character of “Rachel” will sing a “stripped-down” version of “Poker Face,” while the whole group will be singing “Bad Romance” dressed in Gaga-inspired outfits. Glee is back on FOX beginning April 13th.
MADONNA AND ELLEN ARE COUSINS!
Madonna just got a new family member, and no, she didn’t adopt another child! www.Ancestry.com is reporting that the Queen of Pop and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres are 11th cousins! Family history experts traced the lineage of both celebs and found out that they share a common 10th great-grandfather, whose daughters came over to America from France and settled in Nova Scotia in the early 1600’s.
SEE A VINATGE PERFORMANCE BY TRAIN
Want to see a vintage performance from Train? Well the San Francisco rockers just posted on their Web site a show that was filmed 12 years ago in Angel’s Camp, California. Learn more and start watching now at www.TrainLine.com.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD: HOTTEST HOCKEY WIFE
Carrie Underwood has yet another accomplishment under her belt, as she was named “Hottest Hockey Wife” in an ESPN magazine poll. Fans thought Carrie was the hottest wife in hockey, even though she’s not even married yet! She won with 48-percent of the votes, beating out Hilary Duff and Willa Ford.
WINEHOUSE MAKES MONEY OFF GLEE
Amy Winehouse had her song “Rehab” featured in an episode of the hit TV show Glee, and apparently, she was paid pretty handsomely for it. According to British paper The Daily Mirror, the embattled singer got 55-thousand pounds, or around 75-thousand dollars, for the use of her song. The paper says that this was the most that the program has paid any artist to use their song, beating out the likes of Journey who allowed the use of “Don’t Stop Believing.”
DAUGHTRY AND THE FINAL FOUR
The NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four takes place this weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Daughtry is going to be there to help out with the festivities. The rockers will be performing as part of a three-day free music festival in the city. Learn more about when and where you can see the “What About Now” band at www.DaughtryOfficial.com.
MICHAEL FRANTI INTRODUCES THE FAMILY
Michael Franti just posted a new video blog from his tour stop in Las Vegas, and he has some pretty special guests with him. In the vid, you get the chance to meet both Michael’s mom and son. Head to www.MichaelFranti.com to see the video from Sin City now.
U2 TO RELEASE DVD
U2 are releasing a DVD of the concert they streamed on You Tube. The gig was broadcast live on the Web site back in October of 2009 from California’s Rose Bowl. Fans can nab the 360 world tour performance on June 7th. Check out www.NME.com for more.
PEARL JAM TALK ABOUT CARBON FOOTPRINT
Pearl Jam is supplying the funding for 33 acres of native trees and plants to be grown around the Puget Sound area to help mitigate their CO2 emissions. Well now, guitarist Stone Gossard is talking about their decision, telling Reuters that they view their band as a “regional business that is acknowledging its carbon footprint and hoping to inspire other businesses” with their actions. Learn more about how you can help at www.CascadeLand.org.
MARIE DIGBY COVERS BIEBER
Justin Bieber has the number one album in the country and even celebrities are loving the effort. www.PerezHilton.com has gotten their hands on a cover of Bieb’s song “That Should Be Me” by Marie Digby. See the singer-songwriter doing her thing on the gossip site now.
WEEZER IS YOUR DADDY!
Weezer has posted a music video for their tune “I’m Your Daddy.” The three-minute clip is part tribute to their fans, part tour documentary and features footage of all the band members goofing around in various setting. Head over to MySpace and search for Weezer’s video channel to see the new clip.
REGIONAL AIR GUITAR COMPETITIONS NEXT WEEK
Air guitar enthusiasts – get your instrument ready. The U-S Air Guitar Championship’s 2010 regional competitions get underway next week. Air guitarists can compete in one of 16 cities but will have to impress judges like former U-S and World Air Guitar Champion, Hot Lixx Hulahan. You can learn more at www.USAirGuitar.com.