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MGMT have revealed they are working with cult guitarist Sonic Boom for the New-Yorkers long awaited second album.

The band have called on Pete Kember (Boom)- to produce their forthcoming album, called Congratulations and have said that the album is due out early next year.

Boom who is best known for his work as frontman for Spacemen 3, alongside Spiritualized’s Jason Pierce was asked by Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser after they met this year at London’s Sonic Cathedral clubnight, and have said that ten tracks have already been recorded in the US.

The video shown is MGMT playing ‘It’s Working’ a new song off their upcoming album at The All Points West.

The band have also confirmed they are working with Jay-Z on a track for his forthcoming album ‘The Blueprint 3’.

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August 13, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The ‘2009 MTV Video Music Awards’ add Jay-Z and Lady Gaga to performers

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

MTV has announced that Jay-Z and Lady Gaga will join the already impressive list of VMAs performers that includes Green Day, P!nk, Taylor Swift and Muse.

Rap artist JAY-Z, a “Best Male Video” and “Best Hip Hop” nominee for “D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune),” will hit the stage to perform a song from his highly anticipated upcoming album The Blueprint 3.

Lady Gaga, known for her over the top live performances and fashion forward style is sure to bring the crowd to their feet with a single from her multi-platinum debut album, The Fame. G

Gaga will vie for an outstanding nine moonmen including the coveted “Video of the Year.” In addition, Nelly Furtado, Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester and iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove have joined Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Chace Crawford to present.

As previously reported, comedian Russell Brand will host the show.

August 13, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vote now for ‘The Hottest MC In The Game’ at MTV

Make sure you cast your vote for The Hottest MC in the Game!!!

The results will be revealed next week and the MC on the top spot will be announced on Diddy’s “Making His Band” on 8/24 at 10pm. The polls are open right now so go VOTE!!!!

“The “Hottest MCs in the Game” is back! It’s highly regarded, extremely controversial and bolder and bigger than ever. Starting next Monday (August 17), MTV will begin to reveal our list of hip-hop’s top 10 kings of 2009 on MTVNews.com.

Click HERE to VOTE!!

August 11, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Jay-Z flying high in the charts with Run This Town

Jay-Z has released some awesome songs over the last few years and Run This Town is certainly one of the best. The single is moving up music charts all over the world, including the US Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian Hot 100. It is also one of the most popular downloads on iTunes right now.

It was released as the lead single of his upcoming studio album The Blueprint 3. The song features pop singer Rihanna and rapper Kanye West. The song samples “Someday In Athens” by The 4 Levels Of Existence. The first official single was originally planned as “Off That” featuring Drake but has since been changed to “Run This Town” with Rihanna and Kanye West, as confirmed by Jay-Z in an interview with Tim Westwood, “We basically run this town. It’s myself, Rihanna and Kanye. It’s pretty much it”.

August 6, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , , | Leave a comment

Jay-Z Michael Jackson tribute

Check out Jay-Z paying tribute to Michael Jackson during his All Points West Festival set last week.

Check out footage here from Jay-Z’s set at All Points West Music Festival and his “No Sleep Til Brooklyn” tribute to the Beastie Boys whom he replaced at the festival.

August 5, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , | Leave a comment

Lady Gaga and Beyonce lead MTV Video Award nominations

MTV today announced the nominees for the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, with Beyoncé and Lady Gaga each earning nine nominations.

Russell Brand will host, with Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford as confirmed presenters. Currently set to perform are Green Day, Pink, Taylor Swift and Muse with more to be announced at a later date. The awards will air on Monday September 14 at 9pm.

2009 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES ARE:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter

Lady Gaga
Title: “Poker Face”
Album: The Fame
Director: Ray Kay
Label: Interscope
Production Company: Rockhard Films
Producer: Jil Hardin

Eminem
Title: “We Made You”
Album: Relapse
Director: Joseph Kahn
Label: Interscope
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo

Kanye West
Title: “Love Lockdown”
Album: 808’s and Heartbreak
Director: Simon Henwood
Label: hiphopsince1978/Roc-A-Fella
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Hagai Shaham

Britney Spears
Title: “Womanizer”
Album: Circus
Director: Joseph Kahn
Label: Jive/Zomba Label Group
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo

BEST NEW ARTIST

Lady Gaga
Title: “Poker Face”
Album: The Fame
Director: Ray Kay
Label: Interscope
Production Company: Rockhard Films
Producer: Jil Hardin

Drake
Title: “Best I Ever Had”
Album: So Far Gone Mixtape
Director: Kanye West
Label: Young Money/ Universal Republic
Production Company: GhostTown Media
Producer: Justin Benoliel

3OH!3
Title: “Don’t Trust Me”
Album: Want
Director: Steve Jocz
Label: Photo Finish Records
Production Company: Dignity & Shame
Producer: Travis Kopach

Kid Cudi
Title: “Day N’Nite”
Album: Man On The Moon
Director: SoMe
Label: G.O.O.D Music/Fool’s Gold
Production Company: Snoop Talk
Producer: Stuart Leed

Asher Roth
Title: “I Love College”
Album: Asleep in the Bread Aisle
Director: Jay Lia/Scooter Braun
Label: SRC/Universal Motown/Schoolboy
Production Company: Soundis Azaiz
Producer: Jonathan Lia Pruductions

BEST MALE VIDEO

Eminem
Title: “We Made You”
Album: Relapse
Director: Joseph Kahn
Label: Interscope
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo

Kanye West
Title: “Love Lockdown”
Album: 808’s and Heartbreak
Director: Simon Henwood
Label: hiphopsince1978/Roc-A-Fella
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Hagai Shaham

Jay-Z

Title: “D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune)”
Album: The Blueprint 3
Director: Anthony Mandler
Label: Roc Nation
Production Company: Les Enfants Terribles
Producer: Ciarro Pardo

T.I. featuring Rihanna
Title: “Live Your Life”
Album: Paper Trail
Director: Anthony Mandler
Label: Atlantic Reords
Production Company: Les Enfants Terribles
Producer: Gina Leonard

Ne-Yo
Title: “Miss Independent””
Album: The Year of the Gentleman
Director: Chris Robinson
Label: Def Jam
Production Company: Robot Films
Producer: Megan Gutman

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Katy Perry
Title: “Hot n Cold”
Album: One of The Boys
Director: Alan Ferguson
Label: Capitol Records
Production Company: Frank The Plumber/Anonymous Content
Producer: Melissa Larsen

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter

Kelly Clarkson
Title: “My Life Would Suck Without You”
Album: All I Ever Wanted
Director: Wayne Isham
Label: RCA
Production Company: Razor Factory
Producer: Craig Fanning

Lady Gaga
Title: “Poker Face”
Album: The Fame
Director: Ray Kay
Label: Interscope
Production Company: Rockhard Films
Producer: Jil Hardin

Taylor Swift
Title: “You Belong With Me”
Album: Fearless
Director: Roman White
Label: Big Machine Records
Production Company: Revolution Pictures
Producer: Randy Brewer

P!nk
Title: “So What”
Album: Funhouse
Director: Dave Meyers
Label: LaFace Records
Production Company: Radical Media
Producer: Derek Roberto

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Eminem
Title: “We Made You”
Album: Relapse
Director: Joseph Kahn
Label: Interscope
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo

Kanye West
Title: Love Lockdown
Album: “808’s and Heartbreak”
Director: Simon Henwood
Label: hiphopsince1978/Roc-A-Fella
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Hagai Shaham
 
Jay-Z
Title: “D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune)”
Album: The Blueprint 3
Director: Anthony Mandler
Label: Roc Nation
Production Company: Les Enfants Terribles
Producer: Ciarro Pardo

Asher Roth
Title: “I Love College”
Album: Asleep in the Bread Aisle
Director: Jay Lia/Scooter Braun
Label: SRC/Universal Motown/Schoolboy
Production Company: Soundis Azaiz
Producer: Jonathan Lia Pruductions

Flo Rida
Title: “Right Round”
Album: R.O.O.T.S.
Director: Malcolm Jones
Label: Atlantic Records/Poe Boy Ent.
Production Company: Jason Valens
Producer: Cafe 451
 
BEST POP VIDEO

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter

Lady Gaga
Title: “Poker Face”
Album: The Fame
Director: Ray Kay
Label: Interscope
Production Company: Rockhard Films
Producer: Jil Hardin

Britney Spears
Title: “Womanizer”
Album: Circus
Director: Joseph Kahn
Label: Jive/Zomba Label Group
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo

Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester
Title: “Good Girls Go Bad”
Album: Hot Mess
Director: Kai Regan
Label: Fueled By Ramen/DecayDance
Production Company: East Pleasant Pictures
Producer: Xander Strohm

Wisin y Yandel
Title: “Abusadora”
Album: La Revolucion
Director: Jessy Terrero
Label: Machete Music
Production Company: Terrero Films
Producer: Josh Goldstein

BEST ROCK VIDEO

Coldplay
Title: “Viva La Vida”
Album: Viva La Vida
Director: Hype Williams
Label: Capitol
Production Company: Naailia Entertainment
Producer: Hype Williams

Kings of Leon
Title: “Use Somebody”
Album: Only By the Night
Director: Sophie Muller
Label: RCA
Production Company: Oil Factory
Producer: Grant Jue

Green Day
Title: “21 Guns”
Album: 21st Century Breakdown
Director: Marc Webb
Label: Reprise Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Michael Angelos

Fall Out Boy
Title: “I Don’t Care”
Album: Folie A Deux
Director: Alan Ferguson Hemingway
Label: Island
Production Company: Frank The Plumber
Producer: Melissa Larsen
 
Paramore
Title: “Decode”
Album: Twilight, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Director: Shane Drake
Label: Atlantic/Fueled By Ramen/Chop Shop
Production Company: Red Van Pictures
Producer: Brandon Bonfiglio

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter
Choreographer: Jaquel Knight & Frank Gatson Jr.

Britney Spears
Title: “Circus”
Album: Circus
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Jive Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Heather Heller
Choreographer: Andre Fuentes

Ciara featuring Justin Timberlake
Title: “Love Sex Magic”
Album: Fantasy Ride
Director: Diane Martel
Label: LaFace Records/Zomba Label Group
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Jil Hardin
Choreographer: Jamaica Craft & “Marty” James Martin Kudelka

AR Rahman & Pussy Cat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger
Title: “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)”
Album: Doll Domination 2.0
Director: Thomas Kloss
Label: Interscope
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Michael Angelos
Choreographer: Robin Antin & Mikey Minden

Kristina DeBarge
Title: “Goodbye”
Album: Exposed
Director: Ray Kay
Label: Island/Def Jam
Production Company: Rockhard Films
Producer: Nicole Acacio
Choreographer: Jamaica Craft

BEST DIRECTION

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter
 
Lady Gaga
Title: “Paparazzi”
Album: The Fame
Director: Jonas Akerlund
Label: Interscope/Konlive/Streamline
Production Company: Factory Films Ltd.
Producer: Steven Johnson

Green Day
Title: “21 Guns”
Album: 21st Century Breakdown
Director: Marc Webb
Label: Reprise Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Michael Angelos

Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester
Title: “Good Girls Go Bad”
Album: Hot Mess
Director: Kai Regan
Label: Fueled By Ramen/DecayDance
Production Company: East Pleasant Pictures
Producer: Xander Strohm

Britney Spears
Title: “Circus”
Album: Circus
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Jive Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Heather Heller

BEST EDITING

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter
Editor: Jarrett Fijal

Britney Spears
Title: “Circus”
Album: Circus
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Jive Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Heather Heller
Editor: Jarrett Fijal

Miley Cyrus
Title: “7 Things”
Album: Breakout
Director: Brett Ratner
Label: Hollywood Records
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Skot Bradford
Editor: Jarrett Fijal

Coldplay
Title: “Viva La Vida”
Album: Viva La Vida
Director: Hype Williams
Label: Capitol
Production Company: Naailia Entertainment
Producer: Hype Williams
Editor: Hype Williams

Lady Gaga
Title: “Paparazzi”
Album: The Fame
Director: Jonas Akerlund
Label: Interscope/Konlive/Streamline
Production Company: Factory Films Ltd.
Producer: Steven Johnson
Editor: Danny Tull & Jonas Akerlund

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter
Special Effects: VFX Effects/Louis Mackall V

Gnarls Barkley
Title: “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”
Album: The Odd Couple
Director: Chris Milk
Label: Atlantic Records/Downtown
Production Company: Radical Media Inc
Producer: Anne Johnson
Special Effects: Gradient Effects/Image-Metrics

Lady Gaga
Title: “Paparazzi”
Album: The Fame
Director: Jonas Akerlund
Label: Interscope/Konlive/Streamline
Production Company: Factory Films Ltd.
Producer: Steven Johnson
Special Effects: Chimney Pot

Eminem
Title: “We Made You”
Album: Relapse
Director: Joseph Kahn
Label: Interscope
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo
Special Effects: Ingenuity Engine

Kanye West ft Mr. Hudson
Title: “Paranoid”
Album: 808’s and Heartbreak
Director: NABIL
Label: hiphopsince/Roc-A-Fella
Production Company: Partizan
Producer: Justin Benoliel and Kathleen Heffernan
Special Effects: Wizardflex

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter
Cinematographer: Jim Fealy

Coldplay
Title: “Viva La Vida”
Album: Viva La Vida
Director: Hype Williams
Label: Capitol
Production Company: Naailia Entertainment
Producer: Hype Williams
Cinematographer: John Perez
 
Lady Gaga
Title: “Paparazzi”
Album: The Fame
Director: Jonas Akerlund
Label: Interscope/Konlive/Streamline
Production Company: Factory Features
Producer: Steven Johnson
Cinematographer: Eric Broms

Green Day
Title: “21 Guns”
Album: 21st Century Breakdown
Director: Marc Webb
Label: Reprise Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Michael Angelos
Cinematographer: Jonathan Sela

Britney Spears
Title: “Circus”
Album: Circus
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Jive Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Heather Heller
Cinematographer: Thomas Klos

BEST ART DIRECTION

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter
Art Director: Niamh Byrne

Britney Spears
Title: “Circus”
Album: Circus
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Jive Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Heather Heller
Art Director: Laura Fox & Charles Varga

Lady Gaga
Title: “Paparazzi”
Album: The Fame
Director: Jonas Akerlund
Label: Interscope/Konlive/Streamline
Production Company: Factory Features
Producer: Steven Johnson
Art Director: Jason Hamilton

Gnarls Barkley
Title: “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”
Album: The Odd Couple
Director: Chris Milk
Label: Atlantic Records/Downtown
Production Company: Radical Media Inc
Producer: Anne Johnson
Art Director: Zach Matthews

Coldplay
Title: “Viva La Vida”
Album: Viva La Vida
Director: Hype Williams
Label: Capitol
Production Company: Naailia Entertainment
Producer: Hype Williams
Art Director: Gregory De Maria

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO

Death Cab For Cutie
Title: “Grapevine Fires”
Album: Narrow Stairs
Director: Walter Robot
Label: Atlantic
Production Company: Merge <P> Crossroads
Producer: Walter Robot

Gnarls Barkley
Title: “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”
Album: The Odd Couple
Director: Chris Milk
Label: Atlantic Records/Downtown
Production Company: Radical Media
Producer: Anne Johnson

Cold War Kids
Title: “I’ve Seen Enough”
Album: Loyalty to Loyalty
Director: Vern Moan
Label: Downtown Records
Production Company: Vern Moon
Producer: Vern Moon

Anjulie
Title: “Boom”
Album: Anjulie
Director: Adria Petty
Label: Concord
Production Company: Harves
Producer: Scott Howard

Chairlift
Title: “Evident Utensil”
Album: Does You Inspire You
Director: Ray Tintori
Label: Columbia/Kanine Records
Production Company: Court 13 Omnimedia
Producer: Bob Weisz

Bat For Lashes
Title: “Daniel”
Album: Two Suns
Director: Johan Renck
Label: Astralwerks
Production Company: RAF/RSA Film
Producer: Eva Templeman

Major Lazer
Title: “Hold The Line”
Album: Guns Don’t Kill People Lazers Do
Director: Ferry Gouw
Label: Downtown Records
Production Company: Ferry Gouw
Producer: Ferry Gouw

Passion Pit
Title: “The Reeling”
Album: Manners
Director: Humble
Label: Columbia/Frenchkiss Records
Production Company: Humble
Producer: Kim Koby

Matt & Kim
Title: “Lessons Learned”
Album: Grand
Director: Taylor Cohen & Otto Arsenault
Label: Fader
Production Company: FVNMO
Producer: Taylor Cohen, Otto Arsenault

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Title: “Heads Will Roll”
Album: It’s Blitz!
Director: Richard Ayoade
Label: D G C/Interscope
Production Company: Warp Films
Producer: Jon Adams

BEST VIDEO (THAT SHOULD HAVE WON A MOONMAN)

U2
Title: “Where The Streets Have No Name”
Album: Joshua Tree
Director: Miert Avis
Label: Island

Dr Dre
Title: “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang”
Album: The Chronic
Director: Andre Young (Dr. Dre)
Label: Interscope/The Atlantic Group

Beastie Boys
Title: “Sabotage”
Album: III Communication
Director: Spike Jonze
Label: Grand Royal/Capitol Records

Bjork
Title: “Human Behavior”
Album: Debut
Director: Michel Gondry
Label: Elektra Entertainment

Radiohead
Title: “Karma Police”
Album: OK Computer
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Label: Capitol Records

George Michael
Title: “Freedom”
Album: Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
Director: David Fincher
Label: Columbia Records

Foo Fighters
Title: “Everlong”
Album: The Colour And The Shape
Director: Michel Gondry
Label: Capitol Records/Roswell

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Title: Into The Great Wide Open
Album: Into The Great Wide Open
Director: Jeff Stein
Label: MCA Records

OK Go
Title: “Here It Goes Again”
Album: Oh No
Director: OK GO & Trish Sie
Label: Capitol Records

David Lee Roth
Title: “California Girls”
Album: Crazy From The Heat
Director: Pete Angelus and David Lee Roth
Label: Warner Bros. Records

August 5, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DJ Hero Renegade Edition

Start the Party with the DJ Hero Renegade Edition Featuring JAY-Z and EMINEM. In addition to the DJ Hero game, the Renegade Edition includes a premium Renegade Turntable Controller, hardshell Turntable Carrying Case that converts to a performance-ready DJ stand, and an Exclusive JAY-Z and EMINEM 2-CD pack featuring unreleased tracks.

The makers of Guitar Hero® introduce a new way to experience your favorite music. With DJ Hero you will be the life of the party as you scratch and mix more than 101 songs into 94 unique mixes.

Learn basic and advanced DJ Hero techniques, then spin your way through different setlists in beginner, easy, medium, hard, and expert modes. Grab your friends and start your own DJ Hero party.

DJ Hero Renegade Edition Includes:

³ DJ Hero Game

³ Renegade Turntable Controller featuring premium metal controls and finish

³ Hardshell Turntable Carrying Case that converts to performance-ready DJ stand

³ Exclusive JAY-Z and EMINEM 2-CD pack featuring unreleased tracks and collectible case designed by artist Shepard Fairey

Master the Turntable

³ Scratch: show you skills by scratching the turntable back and forth

³ Mix: crossfade between the left track and right track

³ Sample: customize your mix by selecting and dropping in sound effects

³ Additional Features:

– Rewind: hit enough notes in a row to earn a Rewind, allowing you to replay a section of the song and earn more points or repeat your favorite part of the song

– Effects Dial: similar to Guitar Hero’s Whammy Bar, adjust the audio effects on a track during special sections

– Euphoria Mode: similar to Guitar Hero’s Star Power, build up your Euphoria Meter and use it to double your score multiplier

– Spin Lefty: easily reconfigure the turntable for left-handed play

Party with Your Friends

³ 2-DJ: battle your friends or spin cooperatively in local and online multiplayer

³ DJ & Guitar: grab your Guitar Hero guitar (sold separately) and rock exclusive mixes with a DJ

³ Party Mode: set the game to autoplay as the soundtrack of your party – players can jump in or out at any time

Featuring the Hottest Music: Includes the best of Hip-Hop, Pop, Dance, and Rock mixed into original tracks created by top DJs: Grandmaster Flash, DJ Shadow, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Z Trip, DJ AM, and others.

DJ Hero mixes include hit songs from:

³ 50 Cent
³ Beastie Boys
³ Beck
³ Bell Biv DeVoe
³ Benny Benassi
³ Billy Squier
³ Black Eyed Peas
³ Blondie
³ Chuck Brown
³ David Bowie
³ Dizzee Rascal
³ DJ Shadow
³ Eminem
³ Eric B & Rakim
³ Eric Prydz
³ Foo Fighters
³ Foreigner
³ Gary Numan
³ Gorillaz
³ Grandmaster Flash
³ Gwen Stefani
³ Herbie Hancock
³ InDeep
³ JAY-Z
³ Jurassic 5
³ Justice
³ KRS-1
³ LL Cool J
³ Marvin Gaye
³ N.E.R.D.
³ Public Enemy
³ Rick James
³ Tears for Fears
³ The Aranbee Pop Symphony Orchestra
³ Zombies

³ And More!

DJ Hero Bundles Part Numbers & UPC Codes

· Xbox 360 96029 0-47875-96029-9 SRP $199.99

· PlayStation 3 96027 0-47875-96027-5 SRP $199.99

· Wii 96031 0-47875-96031-2 SRP $199.99

July 29, 2009 Posted by | Music, Videos | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jay-Z to make U.S. festival debut

Jay-Z

Jay-Z

Jay-Z will make his U.S. festival debut at the All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31-Aug ust 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan.

Jay-Z is to bought in to replace the Beastie Boys, whose member Adam “MCA” Yauch was recently diagnosed with cancer and is to undergo surgery.

The band was also forced to cancel other summer tour dates and delayed the release of its forthcoming album, “Hot Sauce Committee Part 1.”

July 23, 2009 Posted by | Music | , | Leave a comment

Jay-Z interview with Tim Westwood and more

Check out Jay-Z’s latest interview with Tim Westwood. He touches on a couple of subjects including new music, rumors and more.

Jay-Z has dropped two tracks that were originally destined for his new album Blueprint 3, the Oasis-taunting “Jockin’ Jay-Z” and Santigold-sampling “Brooklyn Go Hard,” won’t be making the album’s final track list.

Speaking recently to Radio 1’s Zane Lowe about his much talked-about headline performance at the 2008 Glastonbury festival was all about breaking down barriers.

His performance caused a media storm after Noel Gallagher said it was “wrong” to have a hip hop headliner.

Jay-Z opened his set with a cover of the Oasis’ Wonderwall and playing along with a guitar.

He told Zane: “I felt like breaking down the barriers. There’s a few people that wanted to see the concert and everything in its traditional form but that’s not the way of the world.

“It felt like once I got to the people, they were excited. I had to be good. I was so focused on that. Just to really perform and put it out there.”

Speaking of his surprising stint on the guitar, he said: “I was actually backstage trying to get that little piece together 10 minutes before the show.

“I should’ve practiced. I wanted to at least act like the chords were right.”

Jay-Z said that he’s still a huge fan of Wonderwall.

“We always play it,” he said. “I have a restaurant called the Spotted Pig. We have this small room, it’s like a back room, about 100 people can fit in there and we play it all the time and we just go crazy.”

July 23, 2009 Posted by | Music, Videos | , , , | Leave a comment

50 Cent refuses to battle Jay-Z in the charts

Jay-Z

Jay-Z

50 Cent has delayed the release of his new album in order to avoid a chart battle with fellow rapper Jay-Z.

The G-Unit frontman’s new album Before I Self Destruct has been scheduled for a September 29 release date.

According to Music News, 50has purposely pushed back the release of his new album by two weeks to avoid clashing with Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 on September 11.

50 Cent’s previous chart battle was against Kanye West in 2007. West’s Graduation emerged as the winner, outselling 50 in many countries around the world.

July 19, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , | 1 Comment