THE DAVE MATTHEWS PUT OUT AN EP FOR HAITI
The Dave Matthews Band is putting together a new EP titled The Haiti Relief Project. It features five previously unreleased live tracks and is available now for only five-dollars at DMBLive.com. All proceeds from the sale of the EP, as well money from purchases of a limited-edition t-shirt with the album’s cover art on it, will go toward supporting the band’s Bama Works Haiti Relief Fund charity. The EP includes the songs “Butterfly,” “Cry Freedom,” “Out of My Hands,” “Lying in the Hands of God” and “Dive In.” Get it now at www.DMBLive.com.
P!NK TALKS “POKER FACE”
P!nk gave her thoughts on one of the biggest songs of 2009 to Rolling Stone magazine. She spoke about Lady Gaga’s hit “Poker Face,” saying it “has the Rihanna ‘Umbrella’ effect. It stays in your head, sometimes annoyingly.” See what else the pop star has to say at www.RollingStone.com.
THE SCRIPT HELP RAISE MONEY FOR HAITI
Danny O’Donoghue, the frontman of The Script, is doing his part to help raise money for the people of Haiti. The singer has put the leather jacket that he wore in the video for their hit song “Breakeven” up for auction on eBay. All funds raised will be given straight to charity, and the item comes with a signed letter of authenticity, written by Danny himself. Head to eBay to check it out.
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SEE JOHN MAYER ON VH1.COM
Did you miss John Mayer’s Storytellers on Vh1 last week? Well don’t worry if you did, because the entire show is available to be watched now at www.Vh1.com. Head there to see the singer-songwriter playing all his hits and discussing exactly what they mean to him.
VEDDER RELEASES SPRINGSTEEN COVER
Eddie Vedder has released a Bruce Springsteen cover to raise money for charity. At www.iTunes.com, you can now download the Pearl Jam singer’s live version of “My City Of Ruins,” which he performed at the Kennedy Center Honors last year. Proceeds from sales of the track will go towards the Artists for Peace and Justice Haiti Relief charities.
BEYONCE TO STAR IN SUPERBOWL AD
According to ETOnline.com, Beyonce Knowles will appear as a spokesperson for VIZIO TVs in a new Super Bowl commercial. While the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts battle it out on the field, viewers can expect to see Bey’s ad to run during the fourth quarter of the game. Be sure to watch the Super Bowl XLIV on February 7th on CBS.
· Beyonce stated, “It’s an honor for me to know that I’m going to be a part of the great commercials in 2010. It’s a little bit of pressure because they have genius commercials, so we have to make sure our commercial is really cool because all the guys will be watching.”
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JASON CASTRO GETS RAVE REVIEWS
Jason Castro was in New York City recently to perform, and the former American Idol contestant got a sterling review of his concert by the New York Times, especially his cover of the Leonard Cohen classic “Hallelujah,” which closed out his set. Read more about the Texas-native at www.NYTimes.com.
PARAMORE HEADLINING TOUR
Paramore are heading out on a headlining tour! The trek will kick off April 26th in Knoxville, Tennessee and run through May 16th in Las Vegas, with a highlight being when they headline the Bamboozle Festival on May 1st in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The tour is in support of the band’s third album, brand new eyes, which was just certified Gold by the RIAA. See if the rockers are coming to a town near you by checking out all the dates and locations at www.Paramore.net.
AMY WINEHOUSE WORKING WITH SNOOP?
Amy Winehouse has supposedly been working with many hip-hop artists, including Nas, on the follow-up album to her extremely successful record Back To Black. But who is the latest rapper to have their name thrown into the mix? Well according to British paper The Sun, it’s none other than California MC Snoop Dogg. No word on when we can expect to hear the material.
PATRICK STUMP WORKING ON SOLO ALBUM
Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump has announced that he’s working on a solo album. The singer posted a video on his Web site in which he revealed he’s writing, producing and performing everything himself on the new disc. Check out PatrickStump.com to see the video of Stump playing a number of instruments and jamming out.
· EXTRA! Patrick just joined the Twitter universe. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/PatrickStump.