HEAR SOME OF LIFEHOUSE’S ALBUM NOW
Those who can’t wait to hear Lifehouse’s highly anticipated new album Smoke & Mirrors have something to be excited about. The band has just posted on their official Web site snippets of five songs that will be on the record, as well as video of the band speaking about the recording process and a little about a few of the different tunes. Start listening now at www.LifehouseMusic.com. Smoke & Mirrors hits stores on March 2nd.
JOHN MAYER APOLOGIZES AT SHOW FOR COMMENTS
John Mayer is in the spotlight for comments he made during an interview that will be in the March issue of Playboy magazine. He touched on a number of subjects, including his relationships with Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston, but he also used a word that he wasn’t supposed to, and has gotten a lot of grief over it. At his concert on Wednesday night in Nashville, Mayer said a lengthy and tearful apology for his comments, saying he fell into “a wormhole of selfishness, greediness and arrogance” and that he’s finished playing to the media and just wants to play his guitar. See the video now on YouTube.
PEREZ HILTON SPREADS RUMORS ABOUT JOHN MAYER
Blogger Perez Hilton went on a Los Angeles morning show on Thursday to discuss the whole John Mayer Playboy situation, and he made some pretty bold claims about the singer-songwriter. Hilton spoke about their love/hate relationship. Hilton also had some revealing things to say about Mayer’s relationship with Jessica Simpson. Check out the video on YouTube now.
GO TO THE SAME SCHOOL AS JOHN MAYER
Ever wanted to play guitar like John Mayer? Well the “Daughter” singer’s alma mater, the Berklee College of Music, is now offering online certificate courses in an effort to help singer-songwriters perfect their craft. You can even learn from some of Mayer’s teachers. The new semester begins on April 5th. Learn more at www.BerkleeMusic.com.
U2, GREEN DAY, DYLAN COVER SONGS FOR CHARITY
U2, Green Day and Bob Dylan all appear on a new charity album which benefits the Haitian relief efforts. The CD, which is called Rhythms Del Mundo: Haiti, features classic songs and covers by big name artists with an Afro-Cuban twist thanks to the group Rhythms Del Mundo. On the compilation, which was put together in two weeks, U2 takes on Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” Dylan does a rendition of his “A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall” and Green Day cover “I Fought the Law.” You can pay what you wish for the album but keep in mind all proceeds are for charity. Learn more or get the record at www.ApeUK.org/Haiti.
KRIS ALLEN’S AOL SESSIONS
Kris Allen stopped by the AOL Sessions studio to perform five songs, including his current hit “Live Like We’re Dying,” and also for a sit-down interview, where he talks about the meaning behind some of his songs. Watch the video now at www.KrisAllenOfficial.com.
WIN A SNOWBOARD FROM UNCLE KRACKER
Uncle Kracker’s official Web site got their hands on a Corona snowboard, and they want to give it to you! It’s easy to enter, you just have to go to www.UncleKracker.com and say why you think you deserve it. Head to the site and enter right now.
PICS OF PARACHUTE ON TOUR
Parachute have been on tour in the U-K, opening up for Kelly Clarkson. The band wants to keep all their fans in America in the loop about that’s going on with them, so they have posted some pictures from their trip to Great Britain online. Check them out now at www.WeAreParachute.com.
NEW VIDEO OF “WE ARE THE WORLD” SESSION
Newly released footage from the “We Are The World” recording session prominently shows Justin Bieber, P!nk, Josh Groban, Mary J. Blige, Akon and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine. The song, which will make its debut during the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics, also features Lil Wayne, Wyclef Jean, Miley Cyrus, Drake, T-Pain, Kanye West, Keri Hilson, along with veterans such as Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand and Lionel Ritchie, an original co-writer of the song. All proceeds from sales of the “We Are the World” will go toward Haitian relief efforts.
· TIDBIT: Check out the video here: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1631694/20100211/pink.jhtml
SADE'S PROJECTED ALBUM SALES
According to HitsDailyDouble.com, Sade’s latest album, Soldier Of Love, is estimated to sell between 400 – 450-thousand copies in its opening week! The reclusive pop-soul singer’s first album in over eleven years is also predicted to debut at the number one position on the Billboard charts. This is quite impressive considering she only released one single, titled “Soldier Of Love,” from the project, and did less promo than most of today’s biggest stars.
· To date, Sade has sold over 50 million albums worldwide.
· She did limited promotional appearances, only performing on BET’s 106 & Park, The Late Show With David Letterman and The Today Show.