Monday, June 30, 2008

'Darkchild' Lays Down 'Aggressive' Tracks 4 Britney

The Britney Spears Comeback Express is operating at full speed and thus far hasn’t had any bumps along the way, according to Rodney “Darkchild” Jenkins.

After a seven-year break, the producer is collaborating with Britney again on her next album and is determined to “reinvent” the pop star with some edgy new sounds.

“I’m just trying some new things. I’ve always worked with Britney,” he tells Rap-Up TV. “I love working with her. I’m just trying to reinvent her and reinvent myself with her project.”

The two only started working four weeks ago, but have already laid down a few tracks and samples, described to be “very dance-y, very uptempo, in the clubs, real aggressive, and catchy…very, very hook-friendly.”

Rodney was most impressed with the 26-year-old’s professionalism and efficiency.

“It usually takes people a long time to record songs and we just did a song. She walked in at 8:30 and was out by 10:30 — did the whole song — in and out,” he says.

The album is due to hit shelves in 2009, and with things continuing to look up for the singer, Rodney thinks it’s definitely going to be the Year of Britney once more.

“I was very happy to see that she was working on the positive side and she’s moving toward new things now,” he says. “I think it’s about to be her time again.”

I am sooo excited about Britney's next record! I was hoping for Fall 2008...but I can wait til early 2009!

Box Office Results - June 27 - 29

This Week's Top 20 Films:

-- 01 Wall-E
-- 02 Wanted
01 03 Get Smart
03 04 Kung Fu Panda
02 05 The Incredible Hulk
04 06 The Love Guru
06 07 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
05 08 The Happening
08 09 Sex and the City
07 10 You Don't Mess With The Zohan
09 11 Iron Man
11 12 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
13 13 Mongol
10 14 The Strangers
12 15 What Happens in Vegas
14 16 The Visitor
15 17 Baby Mama
18 18 Made of Honor
17 19 Forgetting Sarah Marshall
20 20 Nim's Island

Out of the Top 20 This Week:

- Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
- Speed Racer

'Sticky & Sweet' Rehearsals/Rumours - Update 2

Here are the most recent 'Sticky & Sweet' World Tour updates:

- Madonna is not satisfied with the live version of "Spanish Lesson", so she decided to shelve it AS OF NOW.

- Madonna is currently testing a cover of Anita Ward's "Ring My Bell" to replace "Spanish Lesson" after "Buenos Aires".

- Another song has been shelved as of now. "Ray Of Light" - which was originally part of the Rock/Guitar section - is now out of the tentative setlist.

- "Give It 2 Me" is being rehearsed the same way as in the Hard Candy Promo Tour, but obviously with different outfits.

- "Spanish Lesson", the only other "Hard Candy" track that is not being used as of now in the tentative setlist - neither as a video interlude nor as a live performance - is "Incredible".

Friday, June 27, 2008

Producers Confirmed 4 Next Britney Record

Britney Spears has been low key ever since wrapping up the 'Blackout' era back in May 2008.

Britney has been in the studio recording the follow up to 'Blackout' with these just confirmed producers:

- Bloodshy & Avant (”Toxic”, “Piece Of Me”, “Do Somethin’”)
- Sean Garrett (”Toy Soldier”)
- JR Rotem (”Everybody”)
- Guy Sigworth (”Everytime”, “Someday (I Will Understand)”, “Over To You Now”)
- Danja (”Gimme More,” “Break The Ice”, “Get Back”, “Perfect Lover”, “Outta This World”)
- Jim Beanz (”Gimme More,” “Break The Ice”)
- Dallas Austin
- Fredwreck
- Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins (”Overprotected Darkchild Remix”)

'Blackout' was absolutely amazing and I am happy to see all the producers coming back. On top of that she has enlisted the flawless 'Dallas Austin' who has worked with TLC and Madonna.

Expect her sixth studio album this Fall.

Kelis' Independent Dance Record

Kelis is currently working on her 5th studio album working with Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo on an independent dance-pop record.

The album is being produced by Guy Chambers, who has previously collaborated with Robbie Williams. She Has no label at the moment since parting ways with LaFace/Jive in 2007.

The album could be released late 2008 or early 2009 and could include the following possible tracks released to ASCAP:

"Transitmaniac Life"
"Sodom and Gomorah"
"Make up Sex"
"Speed Queen"

Lohan's 'Spirit' Coming In November

Lindsay Lohan is prepping her third studio album 'Spirit In The Dark' which is to be released on November 4, 2008.

'Spirit' will feature songs produced by Pharrell Williams, Akon, StarGate, Bloodshy & Avant, J.R. Rotem, Snoop Dogg and Ne-Yo.

The first single from "Spirit In The Dark" was to be "Bossy", however music video plans were canceled, and so was all promotion for the single. Lindsay then decided that "Bossy" was only a teaser to get fans prepped for the album.

'Spirits' first official single will be "Playground" featuring Pharell Williams, released in September 2008.

Lohan has also confirmed the following songs:

"The Way We Move"
"Good Foot (feat. Snoop Dogg)"
"Can't Wait To Fall In Love"
"Favorite Pastime"
"Anybody Out There"

Billboard Hot 100 - June 28

This Week's Top 10 American Singles:

02 01 Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
03 02 Lil Wayne - Lollipop
04 03 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
05 04 Rihanna - Take A Bow
06 05 Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine
01 06 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
08 07 Chris Brown - Forever
11 08 Piles [W/ Neyo] - Bust It Baby Part 2
18 09 The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up
70 10 Miley Cyrus - 7 Things

Faves not in Top 10:

14 17 Danity Kane - Damaged
-- 18 Rihanna - Disturbia
26 21 Lil Wayne - A Milli
15 22 Madonna [W/ Justin Timberlake] - 4 Minutes
22 35 Carrie Underwood - Last Name
35 37 Estelle [W/ Kanye West] - American Boy
-- 38 Flo Rida [W/ Will.I.Am] - In The Ayer
38 40 Duffy - Mercy
30 44 Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
23 49 Mariah Carey - Bye Bye
39 50 Timbaland [W/ OneRepublic] - Apologize

Billboard Hot 200 - June 28

This Week's Top 10 American Albums:

-- 01 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
01 02 Lil Wayne - The Carter III
-- 03 Soundtrack - Camp Rock
03 04 Various Artists - Now 28
02 05 Piles - Definition of Real
05 06 Usher - Here I Stand
124 07 Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
04 08 Disturbed - Indestructible
-- 09 Katy Perry - One of The Boys
-- 10 The Offspring - Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace

Faves not in Top 10:

08 15 Alanis Morissette - Flavors of Entanglement
14 17 Leona Lewis - Spirit
15 18 Duffy - Rockferry
07 20 N.E.R.D. - Seeing Sounds
21 23 Mariah Carey - E=MC2
23 25 Chris Brown - Exclusive
33 33 Carrie Underwood - Carnival Ride
31 36 Madonna - Hard Candy
45 53 Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine
62 54 Adele - 19
73 72 Alicia Keys - As I Am
82 88 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
89 95 Maroon5 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long
92 97 Carrie Underwood - Some Hearts
95 98 Radiohead - The Best Of

Billboard Canadian 100 - June 28

This Week's Top 10 Canadian Singles:

01 01 Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
02 02 Rihanna - Take A Bow
03 03 Kardinal Offishall [W/ Akon] - Dangerous
09 04 Hedley - Never Too Late
04 05 Madonna [W/ Justin Timberlake] - 4 Minutes
14 06 Lady Gaga [W/ Colby O'Donis] - Just Dance
08 07 Metro Station - Shake It
07 08 Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine
20 09 New Kids On The Block - Summertime
-- 10 Rihanna - Disturbia

Faves not in Top 10:

06 11 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
13 12 Chris Brown - Forever
12 13 Estelle [W/ Kanye West] - American Boy
18 14 Duffy - Mercy
19 16 Maroon5 & Rihanna - If I Never See Your Face Again
15 17 Lil Wayne - Lollipop
23 21 The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up
26 30 Danity Kane - Damaged
28 35 Britney Spears - Break The Ice
38 39 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
40 45 Carrie Underwood - Last Name
46 48 Girlicious - Like Me
42 51 Mariah Carey - Bye Bye
32 57 Fergie - Labels Or Love
56 64 Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
63 67 Alanis Morissette - Underneath
-- 73 Katy Perry - Hot N Cold
88 78 Madonna - Give It 2 Me
77 87 Nelly Furtado - In God's Hands
-- 98 Leona Lewis - Better In Time

Comin 2 Theatres - June 27

This Week's New Releases:

- The Promotion - Seann William Scott
- Wall-E - Disney/Pixar
- Wanted - Angelina Jolie/Morgan Freeman

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Carrie Isn't Living 'Just A Dream'

Carrie Underwood's sophomore album 'Carnival Ride' was released on October 23, 2007 and has since spawned off three singles. The first, 'So Small' the second, 'All-American Girl' and third, 'Last Name' which was released in March 2008.

A fourth single has just been confirmed and it will be the touching ballad 'Just A Dream', one of my personal favorites on the album.

The video for the song was already filmed and will be released at the end of July 2008. It will be released to radio on July 4, 2008.

So You Think You Can Dance - Week 3

This week's Top 16 have now gone down to the Top 14.

Here are the two dancers who have gone home:

16th Place = Chelsea
15th Place = Chris

Katy Perry Lands 1,000th #1 on Billboard 100

Katy Perry's 'I Kissed A Girl' has jumped from the #2 spot last week to #1 this week on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles.

"I Kissed a Girl" also becomes the 1,000th No. 1 of the rock era, which began with Bill Haley and His Comet's "Rock Around the Clock" in 1955. The first 39 of those on the Best Sellers list, and the remainder on the Billboard Hot 100.

Perry's debut album 'One Of The Boys' has opened at #9 on Billboard's Hot 200 Albums chart.

Winehouse Is Working On 'Back To Black' Follow-up

Amy Winehouse has spoken to Rolling Stone Magazine about the follow up to 2006's 'Back To Black'.

When asked what the next album will sound like, Amy responded with:

"Same stuff as my last album but with some ska." Have you started recording it yet? "It's not so much about recording, it's about whatever."

When asked about what the songs sound like, Amy responded with:

"When the songs are done, they'll be all atmospheric and cool like that. . . ." She does this sort of Sixties-ish Space Age Bond-girl dance, standing with a hip thrust to the side, wiggling her fingers, and opening her mouth. "Whaaaaa. "They might be like these girls I've been listening to, like the Shangri-Las."

Jennifer Put's 'Spotlight' On Bleak Music Year

Jennifer Hudson is ready to release her debut self-titled album this fall on September 30, 2008. The lead single is 'Spotlight' which was released digitally on June 10th and the video premiered on June 24, 2008.

'Spotlight' is a fantastic debut single from the former American Idol castoff and the Academy Award Winning Dreamgirl! It blends the perfect mix of her signature big voice while maintaining a pop/r&b feel for the radio. This single is going to blow up for her!

So far there have been two remixes leaked online including the not-so-bad Moto Blanco and the fantastic, amazing, crazy good remix by Johnny Vicious.

Ultra's 'Automatic' Gets Re-Released

Ultra Nate released her 5th studio album 'Grime Silk Thunder' on June 5, 2007 and has since spawned off three hit singles and two unofficial singles. there were two singles that were released as promotion. The two songs were 'Feel Love' and 'Freak On' and were released during Spring 2007.

The first official single 'Love Is The Only Drug' was released in June 2007 and was an instant hit among the Dance community. The second single 'Automatic' was released in September 2007. 'Give It All You Got' was released as the third single and was released in February 2008.

'Automatic' became one of her biggest hits this decade. Not since her 1998 album 'Situation: Critical' has Ultra Nate had such a huge hit. That album spawned off the hit singles 'Free' and 'Found A Cure'.

With 'Automatic' being the hit it was last summer, Ultra Nate has decided to rerelease the track this summer. dubbed 'Automatic 2008' was released this month, on June 17, 2008. Hopefully she will receive a whole new fan base with this rerelease, the track is one of the standouts on the album.

Britney And 'The Unstoppable Tour'

Britney Spears official website '' made a poll asking her fans what her next world tour should be called and out of the 6,379 of her fans that voted, 2,849 (almost half!) of them chose 'Unstoppable' as the name for Britney's next tour.

I wonder when she will tour, I am guessing next summer because she is currently in the studio working on her sixth studio album, follow up to 'Blackout' which is supposed to be released this Christmas 2008.

Annie Set 2 Go 'Loco' With Second Single

Annie is set to release her second single 'Loco' next week on July 2, 2008. Her sophomore album 'Don't Stop' still does not have a specific release date but will be coming to stores in September 2008.

Annie's first single 'I Know Ur Girlfriends Hates Me' was released back in April 2008 and is still burning up the charts across Europe.

Badu's 'New Amerykah' Turning Into A Trilogy

Erykah Badu released her fourth studio album 'New Amerykah Part 1: 4th World War' on February 26, 2008 and debuted at number 2.

The album spawned off two singles, the first 'Honey' was released in February 2008 and the second, 'Soldier' was released in May 2008.

Badu is set to release part 2 entitled 'New Amerykah Part 2: Return Of The Ankh'. 'Return of the Ankh' is set for a July 2008 released and is to be accompanied by a USB stick which Badu says will include extras ranging from footage of concerts, to commentary on the recording process - “I wanted to give away my materials…It’s about sharing, and that’s why I like this system”.

Erykah has stayed tight-lipped about any further releases but has said there will definitely be a third New Amerykah to be added to the collection. The title of her sixth studio album [3rd in the 'New Amerykah' series] will be called 'New Amerykah Part 3: Lowdown Loretta Brown'.

Ms. Badu has said one thing about the third release and that is 'it’s a “period piece” and “I don’t want to introduce too much of that right now. I don’t want Gwen Stefani stealing my shit".

I am very excited about the continuation of this amazing series. Part 1 was a wacky, crazy, experimental album set in the future. Part 2 is said to be more like Erykah's previous efforts meaning more of a Neo Soul sound. Part 3 is a period piece!!!

Lady Gaga Is Coming This Summer

Lady Gaga will be releasing her debut album this summer, tentatively for an August 2008 release. The album dubbed 'The Fame' will be released on Interscope/Universal Records.

Lady Gaga's debut single 'Just Dance' which features label mate 'Colby O'Donis' was released digitally back in April 2008. The video was released in early June and the radio release was last week. 'Just Dance' is just starting to gain airplay after two months of release. It has been dubbed 'The Song of the Summer' by many critics.

Ms. Gaga released an EP entitled 'Just Dance' last week with five songs that will appear on her debut album 'The Fame'. The songs that are featured on the EP mix pop, Disco, Dance, Electro Pop and House music and includes the following songs:

01 - Just Dance [Featuring. Colby O'Donis]
02 - Beautiful Dirty Rich
03 - Rock Show
04 - Dirty Ice Cream
05 - Boys Boys Boys

Be sure to pick up the debut album 'The Fame' when it hits shelves in August 2008.

'Sticky & Sweet' Rehearsals/Rumours -Update 1

* One of the sections begins with a musical intro from the "Topkapi" movie which lands to "Buenos Aires" from the "Evita" soundtrack. A suitcase choreography ending with ensable cast is being considered. "Buenos Aires" is currently followed by "Spanish Lesson".

* "She's Not Me" is being rehearsed linked with "My Name Is Not Susan".

* The 2008 version of "Everybody" features a heavy SKD sample.

* A beautiful Sytar and voice version of "Secret" is being considered.

* "La Isla Bonita" is closing a section which is currently dedicated to India, with Bollywood style music and choreography.

* A "Holiday" intro is being considered for "4 Minutes".

* A lot of oldies are being rehearsed, many of them totally reworked.

* A controversial screen video by Steven Klein ends one of the sections.

* So far 4 video screens are being considered, one of them is the opening of the show.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

M-Dolla Has The Touch

Madonna is set to tour the world this summer and has so far sold over 1 Million tickets.

To date, Madge has sold out her Mexico City, Paris, Lisbon, New York, Zurich, Boston, Chicago, Denver, East Rutherford, Oakland, Las Vegas, Houston, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver shows.

Congrats Madonna!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Comin 2 DVD - June 24

This Week's New DVD Releases:

- 10,000 B.C.
- Charlie Bartlett
- Definitely, Maybe
- Honeydripper
- In Bruges
- Persepolis
- Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
- The Spiderwick Chronicles

Monday, June 23, 2008

Box Office Results - June 20 - 22

This Week's Top 20 Films:

-- 01 Get Smart
02 02 Kung Fu Panda
01 03 The Incredible Hulk
-- 04 The Love Guru
03 05 The Happening
05 06 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
04 07 You Don't Mess With The Zohan
06 08 Sex and the City
07 09 Iron Man
08 10 The Strangers
09 11 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
10 12 What Happens in Vegas
-- 13 Mongol
12 14 The Visitor
11 15 Baby Mama
-- 16 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
14 17 Forgetting Sarah Marshall
-- 18 Then She Found Me
20 19 The Fall
-- 20 Roman De Gare

Out Of The Top 20 This Week:

- Made of Honor
- Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who
- Speed Racer
- Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
- Sarkar Raj
- Nim's Island

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Billboard Hot 100 - June 21

This Week's Top 10 American Singles:

02 01 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
04 02 Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
01 03 Lil Wayne - Lollipop
03 04 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
05 05 Rihanna - Take A Bow
09 06 Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine
07 07 Jordin Sparks [W/ Chris Brown] - No Air
11 08 Chris Brown - Forever
06 09 Usher [W/ Young Jeezy] - Love In This Club
14 10 Metro Station - Shake It

Faves Not In Top 10:

13 14 Danity Kane - Damaged
10 15 Madonna [W/ Justin Timberlake] - 4 Minutes
31 18 The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up
23 22 Carrie Underwood - Last Name
19 23 Mariah Carey - Bye Bye
29 26 Lil Wayne - A Milli
22 30 Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
52 35 Estelle [W/ Kanye West] - American Boy
39 38 Duffy - Mercy
44 43 Chris Brown - Take You Down
42 47 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music

Billboard Hot 200 - June 21

This Week's Top 10 American Albums:

-- 01 Lil Wayne - The Carter III
-- 02 Piles - Definition of Real
02 03 Various Artists - Now 28
01 04 Disturbed - Indestructible
03 05 Usher - Here I Stand
05 06 Journey - Revelation
-- 07 N.E.R.D. - Seeing Sounds
-- 08 Alanis Morissette - Flavors of Entanglement
-- 09 My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
04 10 Weezer - Weezer

Faves Not In Top 10:

11 14 Leona Lewis - Spirit
12 15 Duffy - Rockferry
13 21 Mariah Carey - E=MC2
10 23 Chris Brown - Exclusive
14 31 Madonna - Hard Candy
29 33 Carrie Underwood - Carnival Ride
45 45 Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine
-- 62 Adele - 19
56 73 Alicia Keys - As I Am
72 82 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
86 89 Maroon5 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long
84 92 Carrie Underwood - Some Hearts
26 95 Radiohead - The Best Of
74 97 Fergie - The Dutchess
71100 Radiohead - In Rainbows

Billboard Canadian Hot 100 - June 21

This Week's Top 10 Canadian Singles:

01 01 Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
02 02 Rihanna - Take A Bow
08 03 Kardinal Offishall [W/ Akon] - Dangerous
03 04 Madonna [W/ Justin Timberlake] - 4 Minutes
07 05 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
04 06 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
05 07 Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine
06 08 Metro Station - Shake It
09 09 Hedley - Never Too Late
10 10 Coldplay - Violet Hill

Faves Not In Top 10:

30 12 Estelle [W/ Kanye West] - American Boy
17 13 Chris Brown - Forever
41 14 Lady Gaga [W/ Colby O'Donis] - Just Dance
11 15 Lil Wayne - Lollipop
14 18 Duffy - Mercy
16 19 Maroon5 & Rihanna - If I Never See Your Face Again
18 23 The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up
33 26 Danity Kane - Damaged
22 28 Britney Spears - Break The Ice
28 32 Fergie - Labels Or Love
37 38 Rihanna - Dont Stop The Music
38 40 Carrie Underwood - Last Name
42 42 Mariah Carey - Bye Bye
51 46 Girlicious - Like Me
58 52 Jordin Sparks - One Step At A Time
49 56 Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
88 63 Alanis Morissette - Underneath
-- 69 Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight
-- 72 Alanis Morissette - The Guy Who Leaves
-- 88 Madonna - Give It 2 Me
89 98 Girlicious - Stupid Shit
-- 99 Alanis Morissette - Madness

Friday, June 20, 2008

Comin 2 Theatres - June 20

This Week's New Releases:

- Before The Rains
- Get Smart
- The Love Guru
- My Winnipeg

Thursday, June 19, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance - Week 2

The Top 18 Dancers have gone down to the Top 16 this week.

Here are the two dancers who went home:

18th Place = Susie
17th Place = Marquis

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

'Jesus Doesn't Love' Dragonette

Dragonette released their debut album 'Galore' back in September 2007. So far four singles have been released including first single 'Take It Like A Man' which was released in July 2007. The second single 'I Get Around' was released in October 2007 and became a Top 10 hit in their native Canada.

The third single 'Competition' was a radio-only single released this past February 2008 and did not receive a video. Their fourth single 'Jesus Doesnt Love Me' was released to radio/video music channels in June 2008.

The album is chocked full of hits and hopefully will see at least one more single. There are two songs that I would love to see released as the fifth single either 'True Believer' or 'Marvellous'.

Dragonette are currently on tour across Europe but are able to stop by Toronto for PRIDE WEEK when they take the stage on Saturday, June 28, 2008!

Weezy Cracks 1 Million With 'Tha Carter III'

With "Tha Carter III," Lil Wayne becomes the first artist since 50 Cent in 2005 to sell more than 1 million copies of an album in a single week.

In its first week on the market, "Tha Carter III" (Cash Money/Universal) sells just over 1 million units. The last album to top that milestone was 50 Cent's "The Massacre" in March 2005.

No album in 2006 sold as many as 800,000 copies in a single frame, and the largest sales week since "The Massacre" belonged to Kanye West's "Graduation," which netted an opener of 957,000 copies last year when it hit stores on Sept. 11.

Lil Wayne first appeared on The Billboard 200 in 1999. His previous biggest sales week was a 238,000-unit start for "Tha Carter II" in 2005. That set entered The Billboard 200 at No. 2 while becoming his fourth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

NIN 'The Slip Hits Stores in July

Nine Inch Nails' "The Slip," which was made available as a free download from the band's Web site in May, will be released on CD July 22, with distribution via RED.

In the United States, Canada and parts of Japan, the two-disc set is limited to 200,000 individually numbered copies in digipak form. It will include a bonus DVD of Nine Inch Nails performing material from "The Slip" during rehearsals, as well as a 24-page booklet and stickers.

The same package will be available in Europe, Australia and the United Kingdom but will not be limited or numbered.

"The Slip" will also be available on vinyl Aug. 5 in the United States and Canada and a day before internationally; this incarnation will not be limited. Frontman Trent Reznor promises the album will remain free to download "indefinitely" from the band's site.

Nine Inch Nails begins a summer tour July 25 at British Columbia's Pemberton Festival.

Pride Weekend - June 27 - 30

The 2008 PRIDE WEEKEND will see a weekend of some great Canadian and International performers. Here is a list of performers that I personally wanna see:


- Melanie C
- Dragonette
- Vernessa Mitchell

- Jully Black
- Suzanne Palmer
- RuPaul


- DJ Offer Nissim

Hopefully I will get to see them all!

Melanie C 'Understands' Canada

Melanie C released her 4th studio album 'This Time' on April 8, 2008 in Canada and it was promoted with the first single 'Carolyna' and the cross-Canada tour 'This Time'.

Melanie C was in Toronto for the tour on May 8, 2008. Mel C was also here last weekend when she attended the '2008 Much Music Awards'.

She has decided that the second single [fifth overall] from 'This Time' will be the song 'Understand'. She will shoot the video this week in Toronto, Canada. She has decided Toronto for the video shoot because she will still be here for the rest of June.

Melanie C will be here in Support of 'Toronto PRIDE WEEK' when she performs at the Wellesley Stage for Free on Saturday, June 28, 2008!!!

Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida' Set List

Coldplay have unveiled the set list for their new World Wide Tour in support of their new album 'Viva La Vida or Death and all His Friends' which was released today, June 17, 2008.

Like Madonna did with her 'Hard Candy Promo Tour' that included three free concerts before the album's release, Coldplay are doing the same thing.

Here are the three free tour stops:

UK - Brixton Academy - June 16, 2008
Barcelona - Espacio Movistar - June 17, 2008
New York - Madison Square Garden - June 23, 2008

Here is the set list for the promotional tour which will most likely be the same for the actual tour later this year:

01 - "Life in Technicolor"
02 - "Violet Hill"
03 - "Clocks"
04 - "In My Place"
05 - "Viva La Vida"
06 - "Chinese Sleep Chant"
07 - "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face"
08 - "42"
09 - "Square One"
10 - "Trouble"
11 - "Lost!"
12 - "Strawberry Swing"
13 - "Yellow"
14 - "Death Will Never Conquer"
15 - "Fix You"
16 - "Lovers in Japan"

Robyn Set 2 Open 'Sticky & Sweet Tour'

Robyn is set to open up Madonna's 'Sticky & Sweet Tour' this summer when she kicks off the tour in Europe. So far Robyn has been picked personally by Madonna for the European leg. It would be amazing to have Robyn open for Madonna for all the North American tour stops. Robyn would receive an even larger fan base from all the people attending the 'Sticky & Sweet Tour' across the US and Canada this Fall.

Here are the tour stops for the European Leg of 'Sticky & Sweet':
26-August Nice Stade Charles Ehrmann
28-August Berlin Olympic Stadium
30-August Zurich Military Airfield Dubendorf
02-September Amsterdam Arena
04-September Dusseldorf LTU Arena
09-September Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena
14-September Lisbon Parque da Bela Vista
23-September Vienna Danube Island
27-September Athens Olympic Stadium

'Sticky & Sweet Tour' Rumoured Set List

Madonna's 'Sticky & Sweet Tour' will begin August 23, 2008. Here is the rumoured set list:

01 - Heartbeat
02 - Candy Shop/I Want Candy
03 - Open Your Heart
04 - Borderline or Express Yourself

05 - Voices or Nothing Really Matters
06 - Miles Away
07 - Dance 2Night
08 - Everybody
09 - Vogue
10 - Beat Goes On

11 - Spanish Lesson
12 - You'll See
13 - La Isla Bonita
14 - Who's That Girl
15 - Dress You Up

16 - Rescue Me
17 - Rain
18 - Devil Wouldnt Recognize You
19 - She's Not Me

20 - Hung Up
21 - Music
22 - 4 Minutes
23 - Holiday
24 - Give It 2 Me

Comin 2 DVD/CD - June 17

This Week's DVD Releases:

- Be Kind, Rewind - Jack Black
- Chaos Theory - Ryan Reynolds
- Fool's Gold - Kate Hudson
- Jericho: Complete 2nd Season - TV Show 2007
- The Jungle Book 2 - Disney 2003
- Just Add Water - Jonah Hill
- My Mom's New Boyfriend - Meg Ryan
- Rails & Ties - Kevin Bacon
- The Sword and the Stone - Disney 1963
- Under The Same Moon -N/A
- Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins - Martin Lawrence

This Week's CD Releases:

- Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded
- Katy Perry - One of The Boys
- Coldplay - Viva La Vida or Death and all His Friends