Kanye West is back with a new song called ?Power? which features soul singer Dwele. The song is off of the rapper?s forthcoming album, tentatively called ?Good Ass Job?. In the song, Kanye attacks Saturday Night Live for mocking him after his infamous interruption of Taylor Swift?s win during last year?s MTV VMAs. The lyrics go ?F?k SNL and the whole cast, tell them Yeezy said they can kiss my whole ass / More specifically, they can kiss my a?hole / I?m an a?hole? You n?as got jokes. They say I was the abomination of Obama?s nation, well that?s a really bad way to start the conversation / At the end of the day, God Dammit, I?m killing this s?t, I know damn well they feeling this shit / I don?t need your p?y, b?ch, ?cause I?m on my own d**k.?
American Idol champion Lee DeWyze and runner up Crystal Bowersox have both signed their recording contracts. The 24-year old season 9 winner is signed to 19 Recordings and RCA Records while the 24-year old Janis Joplin sound alike is signed to 19 Recordings and Jive Records. Lee joins fellow alums Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert as label mates while Cyrstal joins Jordin Sparks, Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta. I wonder which of them can come up with a hit first. Congratulations on those music deals! I hope that both of them deliver some great music and wish them successful careers.
It?s going to be just a little show in little casino Mississippi, but who?s to say he won?t be going on tour too? After all, if Bret Michaels can do a show, why not 5 or 6 or 10? However, his doctor doesn?t really consider that Bret Michaels is truly ready to get back on stage and this is what he said about the show: “Bret will be slower on stage ? not a lot of dancing and will take it easy.” Surely everyone will be happy to see the Poison singer back on stage and his managers might just get a sound night of sleep knowing it as well. It?s the first step to a full recovery.
Well, there?s nothing too new or shocking in that, but the way Nick Cannon expresses it and the idea he?s trying to get across don?t really match up. This is what he said about Mariah Carey: ”Imagine if you’ve got the diva of all divas. If we’ve got to be somewhere at five or six o’clock, I tell her it’s time to go at noon so she gets those five hours to do what she needs to do.” How Nick Cannon can actually consider that to be a good thing is purely beyond understanding, but hey, if he likes waiting around for more than a sixth of his day, why try to stop him?
May 28, 2010 Alicia Keys
And very happy about it? and also getting married with the father. So far it all sounds like a fairy tale, doesn?t it? It seems Alicia Keys is expecting her very first child with producer Swizz Beatz with whom she will also be getting married later this year. This is what a representative of Alicia Keys said on the matter: ”They are very happy. Alicia is with the man who has inspired so much of her music and her album ‘The Element of Freedom’.” Things seem to be going so fabulous for her? something must go awry at some point. But until that point comes, there will be nothing left to do for Alicia Keys but rejoice. This might just be the beginning of a new brood.
Kings of Leon is putting the finishing touches on their fifth album. Drummer Nathan Followill spoke to Billboard about how the band and producers Jacquire King and Angelo Petraglia ?did a majority of (the album) in New York City and decided to come home to do the last couple of weeks just to fool around and do it at home [in Nashville]. Honestly, with the success of the last record?a lot of people thought we would put a lot of pressure on ourselves and go in there and try to recreate what we thought was successful on the last record? And I?ll be damned if we didn?t go in there and make a fun record. It?s got songs that are beachy. It?s got songs that are a little more of our (2003 debut album) Youth and Young Manhood days ? pretty much all across the board. We?re super excited. Everything, we feel, fits perfectly for this project. It?ll be interesting to see how well-received it is.? Are you ready for new music from Kings of Leon?
May 27, 2010 Rock
On Monday, Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was found dead in his Iowa hotel room but police still have no clue as to what caused the rock star?s death. An autopsy was performed on Tuesday but it yielded no new information. Police are now waiting on the toxicology report, which takes about a month, to determine the cause of death. Police were able to rule out any foul play or trauma to Paul and determined that he had been dead for several hours when his body was finally discovered by a hotel employee. Again, my condolences go out to his family and friends in this difficult time.
Among the many, many surprises prepared by the American Idol producers that got leaked on the internet was also the rumor of Janet Jackson?s appearance on the show. True enough, the singer did make a ?surprise? appearance, apparently at a very good moment in order to break-up a very nasty sounding chorus formed of the contestants and sing ?Nothing? and ?Nasty?, which is quite ironic in hindsight. Also Janet Jackson probably took the opportunity to show off her new haircut and shock her fans? some of whom might have confused her for Rihanna. She might want to get ready for a lot of that since now the two are very much similar.
The very last sing-off of American Idol between Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze apparently didn?t turn out to be such an epic ending as some might have wished? or hoped. It seems the show?s ratings fell by 23% in comparison to what they were last year and these also have every chance of being the lowest ratings ever for American Idol. And since Simon Cowell is leaving the show, it?s a surprise they?re even holding auditions for another season. If there was ever a good time for Simon Cowell to start his own American version of The X Factor, this is it. His leaving does however reminisce of what rats do when a ship sinks.
Do you care who will win American Idol 2010?