THE SCRIPT WIN AN AWARD
The Script had a great weekend in their hometown of Dublin, Ireland. The rockers took home a Meteor Award for Best Live Act, and not only that, but they also had the honor of opening the show with a performance on their hit song “Breakeven.” See footage from the event on www.YouTube.com now.
THE SCRIPT’S STOCK IS RISING
The Script are featured in the latest issue of Billboard magazine. An article charts the Irish rockers sales history, showing that even though their self-titled debut album actually came out 15-months ago, it is just now reaching new heights in America. The digital sales of their latest single “Breakeven” have recently skyrocketed, which has led to a dramatic increase in album sales. Learn more at www.Billboard.com.
COLDPLAY WILL RELEASE AN ALBUM IN 2010
Coldplay will release a new album in 2010. Frontman Chris Martin told Globo.com that he wants to release their new disc around Christmastime. He went on to say that the band are being extra cautious this time around to make sure their new material doesn’t get leaked online. The group is currently in the studio in London laying down the new tracks. Check out www.Globo.com to see video of Martin talking about the new effort.
OWL CITY DOESN’T SLEEP
Owl City singer Adam Young has been diagnosed with insomnia, but some people would make the case that that is a good thing. According it www.ContactMusic.com, Young has said that when he can’t fall asleep, he finds the most inspiration. In fact, his hit “Fireflies” was written when he was “up late and in the basement…not really trying to write anything.” He went on about his insomnia, saying that as long as he gets “three to five hours” throughout the day, he’s usually good to go.
LADY GAGA ON TWO MAGAZINE COVERS
Lady Gaga graces the covers of two different magazines this month, British mag Q and the newest edition of Cosmo. www.PerezHilton.com has pictures of both covers now, so head to the gossip site to check them out.
MICHAEL BUBLE OPENS UP
Michael Buble recently sat down with Vh1 to answer five special questions. In the interview, the singer-songwriter says which artist he loves to listen to the most, what he would be doing is he wasn’t a musician, and much more. See the video now at www.MichaelBuble.com.
ONEREPUBLIC TEACHES YOU THE GUITAR
Ever wanted to know how to play a song from OneRepublic on the guitar? Well band axe-man Zach Filkins posted a video online of how to play their song “Secrets,” which is off their sophomore album Waking Up. See the vid now at www.OneRepublic.net.
LILY ALLEN TO COOK FOR CHARITY?
Lily Allen’s father Keith is an actor, and he recently auctioned off the chance to have a home-cooked meal by him in an effort to raise money for Haiti. It brought in 48-hundred dollars and, according to British paper The Sun, he may not be alone in the kitchen. It’s being reported that he is going to ask his famous daughter to be a part of the fundraiser. Maybe this is the career change Lily has been looking for, as she keeps saying that she’ll be retiring from music next month.
DETAILS ON RIHANNA'S BIRTHDAY PARTY
Over the weekend in Arizona, Rihanna’s unofficial boyfriend, L-A Dodger Matt Kemp, threw her a surprise birthday party that included a dance performance from a porn star named Bridget The Midget. TMZ has obtained footage from Ri Ri’s 22nd birthday bash, where the little person puts on a show to the singer’s hit single “Hard.” In addition, Kemp gave Rihanna “an amazing diamond necklace” and her cake was decorated with all of her signature tattoos.
FOLLOW DAVID GUETTA WITH HIS NEW IPHONE APP
GRAMMY Award-winning DJ/Producer David Guetta will launch his first official iPhone and iPod Touch application on March. 2nd. Through the app, fans can follow David as he moves from city to city around the world, receive an ongoing feed of updates, photos, videos and tweets directly from David. The app also contains innovative features such as Tour Tracker, an interactive world map that allows fans to see in real time where David is mixing and DJing. Tour tracker enables fans to connect by sharing their own location, pictures and comments on Guetta's DJ sets from around the globe.
· TIDBITS: The app will be available for $1.99 at the iTunes store.
NICK JONAS BATTLE OF THE BANDS CAMPAIGN
Nick Jonas has signed on as the face of a new Vh1 Save The Music Battle of the Bands campaign, which encourages teens nationwide to submit videos to www.DoSomething.org featuring their own musical performances and a testimonial about why music education matters to them. Nick spoke about the campaign saying, "Music inspires creativity and keeps kids in school. But there are thousands of students who do not have access to the benefits of music education. Don't let our music be silenced." The six week campaign will run from March 1st through April 16th. A panel of expert and celebrity judges will then evaluate the entries based on musicality, creativity, strength of argument, number of votes, use of social media and overall participation. The grand prize winner will receive a five-thousand dollar grant for their school music program and will be flown to New York City to perform at the Apollo Theater before music executives. Additional winners will be selected to receive up to one-thousand dollars for their school music programs, concert tickets and Rock Band video games. Additionally, DoSomething.org and the Vh1 Save the Music Foundation will present videos of the most compelling testimonials and performances to members of Congress, urging them to keep music in schools.
· TIDBIT: Check out www.dosomething.org/bands for full contest guidelines and to get involved!
EMI NOT SELLING ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
Beatles fans fret not, EMI is not planning on selling Abbey Road Studios. However, according to Reuters, the company is speaking with third parties about how to revitalize the studio and making it a historic landmark. Read more at www.RollingStone.com.