LADY GAGA SELLS OUT ARENAS
Lady Gaga has added an additional six dates to her Monster Ball Tour. She announced more shows in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and San Jose after quick sell outs. Gaga’s three nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City and two nights at the Staples Center in Los Angeles are completely sold out.
For complete tour and ticket information, visit www.LadyGaga.com.
ROB THOMAS TO PUT OUT NEW EP
Rob Thomas has just announce via press release that he will be releasing a new digital EP titled Someday, after his hit song of the same name from his most recent album cradlesong. The EP will feature four previously unreleased tracks, including live versions of “Someday” and “Sunday Morning New York Blue.” It will be available one week from today on iTunes. Learn more at www.RobThomasMusic.com.
MELISSA ETHERIDGE REVEALS COVER ART
Melissa Etheridge has just revealed the cover art for her forthcoming album Fearless Love. It shows a sideways view of the singer-songwriter holding a microphone. The record hits stores on April 27th and you see the art and pre-order the CD now at www.MelissaEtheridge.com.
KE$HA EXPLAINS “BRITNEY WHO?”
In an interview with So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Ke$ha addressed her song “Sytrafoam,” which takes a jab at Britney Spears. Perez Hilton posted the short clip from the interview on his Web site yesterday. In the song, the 22-year old sings “In 10 Years Britney Spears, Britney Who?” The singer clears the air saying she didn’t write the line and goes on to explain the tune was recorded when she was 15 and at the time, she “didn’t have the balls not to sing the line.” Ke$ha added that she regrets it and cannot stand behind it because she has “mad respect for Britney.” She also added that the line is the reason the song does not appear on her debut animal Animal.
See the video here: http://perezhilton.com/2010-03-22-keha-apologizes-to-britney-kind-ofnot-really
WATCH MUSE AT SXSW
Fans of Muse can check out two tracks from the band’s performance at South By Southwest right now on MySpace. The trio played at the annual event in Austin, Texas over the weekend. Visit www.MySpace.com/Muse to view the exclusive video. The band promises to also upload another show from their U-S tour to the site soon.
O.A.R. FRONTMAN TALKS KRIS ALLEN, THE SCRIPT
O.A.R. frontman Marc Roberge took to his Twitter account to talk a little music. The singer said that he’s a big fan of Kris Allen’s song “Live Like We’re Dying,” which was written by The Script. Marc mentioned this, then said that the Irish band’s song “Breakeven” is “good on many levels.” Keep up to date with Marc by following him at www.Twitter.com/MarcRoberge.
BEN FOLDS’ CHAT ROULETTE CONCERT
Ben Folds’ show in North Carolina over the weekend was a little different than usual. That’s because the singer-songwriter broadcast a part of his gig on the Web site www.ChatRoulette.com, allowing the more than two-thousand people in the audience see who would randomly connect with him during his set, while Ben sang about what he saw. Chat Roulette has become a favorite recently, largely due to its X-rated content, but according to NME, no nudity was shown during the show, although it did appear that one person connected while in the bathroom. See the video now at www.NME.com.
U2 BOY GROWS UP
Remember the young kid on the cover of the Boy and War albums? Well the Irish child who made U2’s album artwork iconic is back in the news. In a recent interview with the New York Post, Peter Rowen talks about how he grew up to be a photographer and actually take photos of U2 later in life. He says of the album covers, “Technically, they’re very simple pictures, but they’re powerful. What’s important about a picture is atmosphere and feeling. I gather the whole idea of Boy was the innocence of youth. War shows a much more disturbed-looking child, and I guess shows what the world can do to a child — a loss of innocence.” To see a photo of Rowen now, visit www.NYPost.com.
WEEZER HEAD TO ATLANTIC CITY, MAKE NEW RINGTONE
Weezer has announced that they’ll be playing the Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City on May 1st. Tickets for that show are on sale now. In other Weezer news, Pat Wilson has created his own special ringtone called “Waa Waa,” which can be purchased by texting Weez1 to 26000. The tone costs $2.99 plus standard messaging rates.
INDIA.AIRE UPSET WITH GAGA'S "TELEPHONE" VIDEO
While many would call Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” video brilliant, India.arie is worried about the message it’s sending. The “Brown Skin” singer took to her Twitter account and wrote: “Don’t be offended this is all my opinion… am I the only one who thinks the ‘Telephone’ video is going a bit too far? I’m not referring to the abstract nature of the video, I’m talking about the Imagery – the unspoken back story, the language, the message.” The R&B singer added the clip was “socially irresponsible” and questioned “When is it too far?” if you haven’t seen the “Telephone” video yet, head over to www.MTV.com now.