WIN THE CHANCE TO WRITE MUSIC WITH TRAIN
Train is offering one artist the chance of a lifetime. The band, along with OurStage.com, wants to take one musician and mentor them to be a success. To apply for this amazing opportunity, all you have to do is submit your best original song by March 23rd, and if chosen, you’ll get a chance to sit down and get schooled by Train. Learn more about the contest at www.TrainLine.com, and submit your song at www.OurStage.com/go/Train.
SEE DAUGHTRY SHOW LIVE ONLINE
Daughtry kick off their tour with Lifehouse on Thursday in Baltimore, Maryland. But don’t worry if you can’t make it out to the show on opening night, because you can see it from the comfort of your own home! The band will be broadcasting an hour-long portion of their set on their official Web site, beginning at 8:20 PM. Head to www.DaughtyOfficial.com now for all the details.
KELLY CHECKS IN FROM SOUTH AFRICA
Haven’t heard anything from Kelly Clarkson recently? Well that’s because she’s been in South Africa, and it appears that she hasn’t just been on vacation. The original American Idol wrote on her Twitter that she just spent the past two days at the House of Hope orphanage, and that the people there are “amazing.” See what else Kelly has been up to at www.Twitter.com/KellyClarkson.
MADONNA’S NEW FASHION LINE
Madonna has always been one of the most fashionable pop stars around, so perhaps it only makes sense that she is getting involved with her own clothing line. Reuters reports that Madge and Iconix Brand Group announced on Wednesday that they will be launching a new fashion line, which will start with a junior’s collection being sold at Macy’s beginning in August. The line is supposed is set to include clothing and accessories, and will aptly be called Material Girl.
PEARL JAM TO TOUR
Pearl Jam announced a Midwest and East Coast 11-date tour yesterday. The band will hit the road on May 3rd in Kansas City and wind down on May 21st at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Before the jaunt, the guys will perform at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on May 1st. Pearl Jam will also perform at various European festivals this summer. Tickets for the U-S shows go on sale March 19th and 20th. www.PearlJam.com has all the info.
LIFEHOUSE TALKS TO VH1.COM
Lifehouse sat down with Vh1.com to answer five questions. The rockers speak about what they do to let off steam while on the road, what they think is the funniest movie of all time and much more. Check it out now at www.LifeHouseMusic.com.
SNOW PATROL FRONTMAN HAD DISLOCATED JAW
Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody recently came across an interesting discovery. According to British paper The Daily Record, the singer found out that he has had a dislocated jaw for about eight years, after injuring it while falling and then never getting it looked at. The paper reports that recently, the pain became too much for Lightbody, so he has since had surgery on his jaw and will have to wear a “dental appliance” for the immediate future.
FORMER AMERICAN IDOL CONTESTANTS ON NEW ONLINE SHOW
On the second episode of If I Can Dream, the new online show from American Idol creator Simon Fuller, the aspiring actors, musicians and models all had the chance to meet up with and pick the brains of Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta in New York City. See the episode in its entirety at www.IfICanDream.com and www.Hulu.com.
GREEN DAY: ROCK BAND OUT ON JUNE 8TH
On June 8th, Green Day: Rock Band will be released to the world! The video game features 47 exportable tracks, access to the Green Day media vault and more. Green Day: Rock Band allows players to step into the shoes of the Bay Area punk trio and features more than 40 minutes of unreleased video from interviews, outtakes and performances. Learn more at www.RockBand.com.
COLLECTIVE SOUL ARE ON THE ROAD
Collective Soul are going to have a very busy rest of the year. The band just announced via press release that they are going to be out on the road for the better part of 2010 in support of their most recent album, Collective Soul (Rabbit). Beginning on Saturday in Orlando, Florida, the group will stay on tour until October 22nd in Wendover, Nevada. See when they’ll be coming to a town near you at www.CollectiveSoul.com.