MADONNA IS MOST PLAYED ARTIST OF DECADE
It may not come as a big surprise, but it was just announced that Madonna was the most played artist in the U-K during the last decade. According to BBC News, the “Like a Prayer” singer beat out Brits The Beatles and Robbie Williams, who came in second and third respectively. The list was based on plays on radio, TV and in public places too, including bars and restaurants, from 2000 through 2009. Madonna was the only female solo artist to make the top ten.
BE IN A TRAIN MUSIC VIDEO!
Ever wanted the chance to star in a music video? Well Train is giving their fans the opportunity! The “Hey Soul Sister” rockers will be filming a new clip in Los Angeles tomorrow, and if you’re in the area, they want you to be a part of it. Learn more about how to get involved at www.TrainLine.com.
SARA BAREILLES GOES TO THE WHITE HOUSE
Sara Bareilles was at the White House over the weekend for their annual Easter-egg hunt, and the singer-songwriter videotaped a little bit of her time there. She filmed herself playing with President Obama’s dog Bo on the White House lawn. See the vid now at www.Twitter.com/SaraBareilles.
EIGHTH GRADERS COVER SHINEDOWN
Students from a music school in Ohio have covered a Shinedown track. The kids recorded their version of “The Sound Of Madness” at the Saint Claire Recording Company in Lexington, Kentucky. The students are all in the eighth grade and performed the rock song only five times. Fans can check out a video of their cover now on YouTube.
THREE FANS TO INTERVIEW MUSE
MySpace is offering Muse fans a dream opportunity. The site is running a competition to find fans to interview the trio for the social networking site. Three fans will be flown with a friend to the band’s show in San Francisco on April 14th, where they’ll go backstage and interview the British group. Details can be found now at www.Muse.mu.
LIFEHOUSE GETS REMIXED
Lifehouse has had their hit song “Halfway Gone” remixed by a couple of different artists, and they want you to hear them. Head to www.LifehouseMusic.com now to get the remixed versions of the tunes. “Halfway Gone” is off of Lifehouse’s latest album, Smoke & Mirrors, which is available everywhere.
PLAY AN ORIANTHI GAME ON YOUR iPHONE
Orianthi’s hit song “According To You” is now available to be played on Six-String, the new game for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Play guitar just like the Australian singer-songwriter by picking up the app now at www.Six-StringApp.com.
RHIANNA TO PERFORM NEW SINGLE ON IDOL
SingersRoom.com reports Rihanna is reportedly scheduled to perform her new single, "Te Amo," on American Idol. The songstress will take stage tomorrow night at 8 PM Eastern during the elimination episode of FOX’s hit show. However, don’t expect the “Rude Boy” entertainer to mentor the contestants – she’s just there to do what she does best.
WEEZER ANNOUNCE MORE U-S SHOWS
Weezer has announced a few more tour dates for 2010. The band is set to play the Mile High Music Festival on August 15th in Denver. Tickets for the event go on sale on April 10th. The group will also play the Reading and Leeds Festivals in England this summer. The band hasn’t played in the U-K since 2005 during their Make Believe Tour.