MADONNA BLOGS ABOUT MALAWI EXPERIENCE
Madonna is in Malawi to lay the first brick at the construction site for her new 15-million dollar school for girls, and the pop star decided to write on her blog so fans knew exactly how the experience made her feel. Madge wrote that it was a “tremendous joy” to return to the African nation from where she adopted two children, and that she feels by educating the youth, they can “rebuild this community and raise this nation.” She went on, saying that she knows that children “have the strength to save Malawi - they just need to be given the tools.” Read the whole entry now at www.RaisingMalawi.com.
KING OF LEON TWEETS FROM STUDIO
Kings of Leon entered the studio this week. Drummer Nathan Followill revealed on Twitter that the band began their studio sessions for the follow-up to Only By The Night on Monday and described the beginning as a “success.” Followill also posted some pics from the studio, so if you want the inside track on their sessions, follow Nate at www.Twitter.com/DoctorFollowill.
LADY GAGA WANTS TO BE A PART OF TIME’S LIST
Lady Gaga has the chance to be a part of the 2010 list of Time magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential People In The World, and the pop star wants your help. Head to www.LadyGaga.com to vote for the “Bad Romance” singer now, and help her get a spot on the prestigious list.
TAYLOR PART OF TIME’S 100 LIST
Time Magazine is currently hosting a poll to find the top 100 most influential people in government, science, technology, and arts for 2010. Taylor Swift is currently seated at number-36 on the list, followed by other luminaries such as Lady Gaga, Oprah and Barack Obama. The top rated influential icon will appear on the front cover of an upcoming issue of Time magazine. Fans can still cast their vote until April 29th at www.Time.com.
OPEN FOR BON JOVI
Ever dream of opening up for Bon Jovi? Well now is your chance. The Jersey rockers are holding a contest, inviting amateur bands to upload their music for the opportunity to be Bon Jovi’s opening act. Fans will then vote on which group they think is best and the winner will perform for 20 minutes before Bon Jovi takes the stage. Bon Jovi have slots available at eight of their shows so there will be a few winners to this contest. Learn more about it or check out the groups in the running at www.BonJovi.com/OurStage.
KATY PERRY SAYS SHE CAN BE INSECURE
Katy Perry may come off as outgoing and bubbly, but the pop star can have “moments of insecurity” just like anyone else. The “I Kissed a Girl” singer spoke to More! magazine, saying that even though she comes across as confident, she can also be a “shy girl” too. Perry also spoke a little about working on her new album, saying “it’s all going pretty well.” Learn more at www.More.com.
ADAM LAMBERT REMIX EP
Adam Lambert will release Remixes, a six track digital EP containing remixed version of the first two singles off his debut album For Your Entertainment. Remixes will be made available exclusively at www.AdamOfficial.com on Friday and at all other digital service providers on Tuesday. The album contains mixes from Jason Nevins and Brad Walsh and also features “Voodoo,” a never before released Lambert track.
BEN FOLDS GET BACK ON CHAT ROULETTE
Ben Folds recently broadcast a part of his gig on the Web site www.ChatRoulette.com, and it was such a success, that the singer-songwriter decided it was time to give it another try. See the video of Ben singing to random people on the Internet here.
GREEN DAY ROCKS BROADWAY TO AIR ON MTV
On April 16th, Green Day Rocks Broadway, a behind-the-scenes special about the band’s new American Idiot musical, will air on MTV. The play opens in New York on Broadway four days later. MTV is giving 300 fans the chance to attend a First Look Performance during opening week right now at www.AmericanIdiot.MTV.com. Green Day Rocks Broadway airs on MTV Friday, April 16th at 6 PM.
DARIUS RUCKER’S NEW WEBSITE
Darius Rucker has launched his newly renovated Web site. The site allows fans to easily watch Darius’ latest video performances, and his Twitter status is always available at the top of the screen. In addition, exclusive photos and concert information are also accessible. Head to www.DariusRucker.com to check it out now.
ALICIA KEYS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
Alicia Keys is reportedly offering a lucky fan the opportunity to be the head blogger for her new site, IAAS.com – which stands for “I Am A Superwoman.” The singer launched the Web site to help empower women to let their voices be heard. Make sure you check out www.IAAS.com to learn more.