TRAIN, BON JOVI TO OPEN MEADOWLANDS
It’s been known for a while now that Bon Jovi are going to play the first ever concert at the new Meadowlands Stadium when it opens on May 26th, but now some more information has become available about the show. According to Train’s official Web site, the San Francisco rockers will be opening the show for Bon Jovi. Learn more at www.TrainLine.com.
TRAIN GOES TO NUMBER ONE ON iTUNES
The guys in Train had a pretty good weekend. They posted on their Twitter account that their song “Hey Soul Sister” went to number one on iTunes. They wrote that “it’s a big day for Train” and thanked their fans “for the love.” Read more at www.Twitter.com/Train.
JASON WADE JOINS DAUGHTRY ON STAGE
Daughtry and Lifehouse are out on tour together, so it’s no surprise that the bands are joining each other on stage to play some songs together every now and again. Over the weekend, Lifehouse frontman Jason Wade came out to sing Daughtry’s ballad “Home” with the group. See pictures at www.Twitter.com/LifehouseMusic.
GAVIN ROSSDALE IS HARD AT WORK
Gavin Rossdale has been hard at work. The former Bush frontman took to his Twitter account to update his fans, saying that his new album will begin getting mixed in April, and that he’ll also be featured on two forthcoming albums, one from a “band you know” and one from “a legend you know.” Unfortunately, the singer-songwriter wouldn’t give any more information than that.
MADONNA DVD OUT TODAY
Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet tour is coming to DVD today. The disc features performances of all of Madge’s hit songs that were filmed over four different nights in Argentina. Not only does it include tracks like “Ray of Light” and “Like a Prayer,” but it also boasts 30-minutes of exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. Sticky & Sweet is in stores now.
MADONNA CASTS DAUGHTER IN FILM
Madonna has added yet another cast member to her forthcoming film W.E. According to British paper The Sun, Madge’s daughter Lourdes has been given a small part in the movie. A source said that the role is “not a significant part, but it will give her a good taste of life in the movie business.” Madonna’s eldest child recently expressed an interest in following in her mother’s footsteps of having a career in entertainment.
GAGA CELEBRATES HER B-DAY DOWN UNDER
Lady Gaga turned 24 over the weekend, and the pop star was surprised with an enormous birthday cake from her whole crew in the middle of her show in Melbourne, Australia. They even serenaded her with a rendition of “Happy Birthday.” www.PerezHilton.com reports that fans in the audience also got a piece of cake on their way out the door after the show!
FERGIE FALLS DOWN!
It happens to the best of us! Black Eyed Peas’ lead singer Fergie took a little tumble while performing their song “Let’s Get It Started” in Kansas City, Missouri last week.
SIMON STILL MAKES LEONA LEWIS NERVOUS
Even international pop stars get nervous when it comes to Simon Cowell. According to ContactMusic, Leona Lewis has always sent her work to Cowell for approval ever since she came to fame after winning on his show The X Factor. Lewis said that for her sophomore album Echo, she got “really, really nervous” about submitting her songs, and that in the future, she’s thinking about sending them in anonymously to “see how it goes.”
PEARL JAM HELPS THE ENVIRONMENT
Pearl Jam has announced that they are teaming up with an urban forest restoration company to help offset the carbon emissions they created during their 2009 world tour and their current tour. The band is supplying the funding for 33 acres of native trees and plants to be grown around the Puget Sound area to help mitigate their CO2 emissions. Learn more about how you can help at www.CascadeLand.org.
KYLIE MINOGUE HELPS CANCER CHARITY
Kylie Minogue is going to be the new face of a breast cancer campaign. According to ContactMusic, the pop star, who is a survivor of cancer herself, will be joining actress Sienna Miller and model Claudia Schiffer to help raise funds for the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Learn more at www.Breakthrough.org.uk.
KINGSON & BIEBER TEAM UP FOR “EENIE MEENIE” VID
Justin Bieber and Sean Kingston shot the video for “Eenie Meenie” yesterday in Los Angeles. Kingston tweeted “Me and lil bro Justin bieber looking flyer then ever!! on The set of the amazing ‘EENIE MEENIE’ video.” Kingston added the video is gonna be “A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!”
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HAYLEY WILLIAMS & JARED LETO COVER LADY GAGA
Paramore’s Hayley Williams and 30 Seconds to Mars just so happened to have independently cover Lady Gaga’s tune “Bad Romance” this week. Williams posted a video on her Twitter account where she’s shown playing the piano and singing the song in someone’s home. The nearly three minute long clip really displays Hayley’s vocal range and vocal ability. The Jared Leto sung 30 Seconds to Mars version is a more produced effort and adds a darker, moddier edge to the tune. See Hayley’s version over at www.Twitter.com/YelYahWilliams.
FIRST ANNUAL MJFANVENTION
The first annual MJFanvention will take place at the Radisson Hotel and Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana. This is the first tribute event endorsed by the family of Michael Jackson and it is expected to attract thousands of people from around the world for a four-day celebration honoring the late singer’s life and music. The MJFanvention2010 will be held August 26th to the 29th and members of the Jackson family will be in attendance and participate in question and answer sessions, sign autographs and take photos. Artists like David Nordahl, who painted several commissioned portraits of Michael, and musicians including guitarist Jennifer Batten, who played with Michael on tour, and others will all participate in discussion panels and question and answer sessions.
TIDBIT: Tickets to the First Annual MJFanvention2010 are on sale now at www.MJFanvention.com.