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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

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

RumBum.com to Host the Live Stream of the Lollapalooza Music Festival

OASIS CONCERT MANCHESTER 2009 7On the weekend of August 7 tens of thousands of music lovers will descend upon Chicago’s Grant Park for the legendary Lollapalooza Music Festival. For those who can’t make it to the windy city, RumBum.com will broadcast the best of the fest live from Chicago.

And this one should be good. Lollapalooza will have eight stages playing host to more than 100 bands and DJs ranging from the obscure to the established. Andrew Bird will be there and so will Of Montreal, Kings of Leon, Ben Folds, Depeche Mode, TV on the Radio, Animal Collective, Arctic Monkeys, Neko Case, Lou Reed, The Killers, and of course, Jane’s Addiction.

RumBum.com will be doing it the same way they always do – broadcasting the live stream, interviewing the bands, photographing the shows and sending updates from the ground – so that viewers at home can get closer to all the festival action.

RumBum.com has been doing it all summer, starting with the ROTHBURY Music Festival, in Rothbury, MI and then onto the Mile High Music Festival in Denver, CO, and to the All Points West Music Festival in New Jersey’s Liberty State Park. And they’re looking forward to doing it again at Lollapalooza.

“The entire Rum Bum team has been having a great time this summer, traveling to some of the country’s best music festivals and capturing all of the excitement for viewers at home,” says Luis Bacardi, the original Rum Bum and creator of RumBum.com. “Lollapalooza is one of the biggest festivals there is, so we’re very excited to have the opportunity to broadcast the live stream.”

After Lollapalooza, RumBum.com will finish out the festival season in Austin, Texas with the broadcast of the live stream for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, October 2-4.

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

Top 20 albums in the UK this week

Top 20

Top 20

The top 20 albums in the UK this week

01 Michael Jackson – The Essential – (Epic)
02 Florence & The Machine – Lungs – (Island)
03 Lady Gaga – The Fame – (Interscope)
04 Paolo Nutini – Sunny Side Up – (Atlantic)
05 La Roux – La Roux – (Polydor)
06 Michael Jackson – Thriller – (Epic)
07 Michael Jackson & Jackson Five – The Motown Years – (Motown)
08 Black Eyed Peas – The End – (Interscope)
09 Noisettes – Wild Young Hearts – (Vertigo)
10 Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum – (Columbia)
11 Jordin Sparks – Battlefield – (Jive)
12 Michael Jackson – Off The Wall – (Epic)
13 Cascada – Evacuate The Dancefloor – (AATW / UMTV)
14 Michael Jackson – The Collection – (Epic)
15 Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night – (Hand Me Down)
16 Take That – The Circus – (Polydor)
17 Lily Allen – It’s Not Me It’s You – (Regal Recordings)
18 New Seekers – It’s Been Too Long – Greatest Hits – (UMTV)
19 Beyonce – I Am Sasha Fierce – (Columbia)
20 Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown – (Rep)

July 26, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

White Lies for Austin City Limits Festival

White Lies

White Lies

White Lies have been confirmed for this year’s Austin City Limits Festival during their tour with Kings of Leon across America in September and October.

The band will play the Ladybird Lake Stage at 3pm on Sunday 4th October, joining Kings of Leon, Sonic Youth, Bon Iver, Trail of Dead at the three day event.

More information can be found here and full running order for the festival – which is held at Zilker Park in Austin Texas – can be found at www.aclfestival.com

In Other White Lies news the Wild Beasts and Post War Years have been confirmed as the supports for White Lies second show on Nov 20th at London Brixton Academy.

July 24, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , | Leave a comment

New Kings Of Leon songs for Rock Band 2! and more

 Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon

The Kings Of Leon hits “Crawl,” “Molly’s Chambers,” & “Sex on Fire” will be available later this week for Xbox 360 (July 21) and PS3 (July 23) for Rock Band 2.

See who else will be on the new Rock Band HERE.

The NME recently ranked the performers at this year’s T in the Park. And guess who made Number 1…That’s right! The Kings Of Leon!

 NME attributes their top rank to their combination of musical talent, struggle in the business, and so much more.

July 24, 2009 Posted by | Music | | Leave a comment

Kings Of Leon announce US Tour

 Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon

The Kings Of Leon have today announced a 30-plus-date North American arena tour for later this year.

The announcement comes just as their 2008 album “Only By the Night” has been certified platinum by the RIAA — the first U.S. platinum certification for a band that has sold millions internationally.

After a July 31 appearance on the Today Show, the tour will kick off August 7 with the band’s headlining stint at Lollapalooza in Chicago and continue through October.

They will also perform on the “Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” on August 24.

Here are the Kings of Leon’s tour dates:

August 7: Chicago, IL (Lollapalooza)
August 9: Morrison, CO (Red Rocks Amphitheater)
August 12: Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
August 13: Calgary, AB (Pengrowth Saddledome)
August 15: Vancouver, BC (General Motors Place)
August 16: Vancouver, BC (General Motors Place)
August 19: Las Vegas, NV (The Joint)
August 21: San Diego, CA (Cox Arena)
August 22: Los Angeles, CA (The Forum)

Sept. 8: Columbia, MD (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
Sept. 9: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
Sept. 11: Mansfield, MA (Comcast Center)
Sept. 12: East Rutherford, NJ (Izod Center)
Sept. 14: Uniondale, NY (Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
Sept. 16: Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
Sept. 17: Ottawa, ON (Scotiabank Place)
Sept. 19: Hamilton, ON (Copps Coliseum)
Sept. 20: London, ON (John Labatt Centre)
Sept. 22: Auburn Hills, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
Sept. 23: Columbus, OH (Schottenstein Center)
Sept. 25: Noblesville, IN (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
Sept. 26: Milwaukee, WI (Bradley Center)
Sept. 28: Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
Sept. 30: St. Louis, MO (Scottrade Center)

Oct. 2: Austin, TX (Austin City Limits Festival)
Oct. 3: Oklahoma City, OK (Ford Center)
Oct. 6: Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
Oct. 7: Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
Oct. 9: Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena)
Oct. 10: Lexington, KY (Rupp Arena)
Oct. 13: Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
Oct. 16: Nashville, TN (Sommet Center)
Oct. 20: Guadalajara, MEX (Telmex Arena)
Oct. 22: Mexico City, MEX (Sports Arena)
Oct. 24: Monterrey, MEX (Arena Monterrey)

July 22, 2009 Posted by | Music | | Leave a comment

This week’s top selling UK albums and singles

Top 20

Top 20

This week’s Top 20 selling singles in the UK.

01:  JLS – Beat Again – (Epic)
02:  Cascada – Evacuate The Dancefloor – (AATW / UMTV)
03:  Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling – (Interscope)
04:  La Roux – Bulletproof
05:  Lady Gaga – Paparazzi – (Interscope)
06:  David Guetta Ft Kelly Rowland – When Love Takes Ove (Positiva/Virgin)
07:  Chicane – Poppiholla – (Modena)
08:  Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror – (Epic)
09:  Pitbull – I Know You Want Me – (Calle Ocho)(Positiva/Virgin)
10:  Chipmunk Ft Emeli Sande – Diamond Rings – (Jive)
11:  Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow – (Interscope)
12:  Keri Hilson/Kanye West/Ne-Yo – Knock You Down – (Interscope)
13:  Beyonce – Sweet Dreams – (Columbia)
14:  Agnes – Release Me – (3 Beat/AATW)
15:  Jordin Sparks – Battlefield – (Jive)
16:  Florence & The Machine – Rabbit Heart  (Raise It Up) – (Island)
17:  Pussycat Dolls – Hush Hush Hush Hush – (Interscope)
18:  Daniel Merriweather – Red – (J)
19:  Dizzee Rascal/Armand Van Helden – Bonkers – (Dirtee Stank)
20:  Veronicas -Untouched – (Sire)

This week’s Top 20 Selling albums in the UK

01:  Michael Jackson – The Essential – (Epic)
02:  Florence & The Machine – Lungs – (Island)
03:  Michael Jackson – Thriller – (Epic)
04:  Michael Jackson & Jackson Five – The Motown Years -(Motown)
05:  Lady Gaga – The Fame – (Interscope)
06:  Paolo Nutini – Sunny Side Up – (Atlantic)
07:  Michael Jackson – Off The Wall – (Epic)
08:  La Roux – La Roux – (Polydor)
09:  Cascada – Evacuate The Dancefloor – (AATW / UMTV)
10:  Michael Jackson – Number Ones – (Epic)
11:  Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum – (Columbia)
12:  Take That – The Circus – (Polydor)
13:  Black Eyed Peas – The End – (Interscope)
14:  Dead Weather – Horehound – (Columbia)
15:  Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night – (Hand Me Down)
16:  Noisettes – Wild Young Hearts – (Vertigo)
17:  New Seekers – It’s Been Too Long – Greatest Hits – (UMTV)
18:  Lily Allen – It’s Not Me It’s You – (Regal Recordings)
19:  Jim Reeves – The Very Best Of – (Sony M)
20:  Michael Jackson – King Of Pop – (Epic)

July 19, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kings Of Leon say sorry for festival cancellation

 Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon have apologised to fans for axing their slot at Benicassim Festival in Spain after the event was hit by severe thunderstorms.

The group were due to play the outdoor event on Friday but both bands had to pull out at the last minute when the festival was hit with severe weather conditions.

Organisers had hoped to appease angry fans by rescheduling the Kings Of Leon’s headlining act for Saturday (18Jul09).

But the group were unable to perform, as its equipment had already been shipped to Switzerland for a set at the Gurtenfestival tonight.

Drummer Nathan Followill writes on his Twitter.com page, “I’m sad to say that we aren’t playing Benicassim. We are so sorry and bummed about last night. Our gear is already headed to Switzerland.”

July 19, 2009 Posted by | Music | | Leave a comment

Radiohead to score Twighlight soundtrack

radiohead

Radiohead

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has expressed interest in writing the score for the forthcoming movie, The Twilight Saga: New Moon that is to be released in November.

Director Chris Weitz told Rotten Tomatoes that Kings of Leon had also been approached about contributing to the movies soundtrack.

“The criterion will still always be what’s right for the movie at that given moment, but Thom is interested,” Weitz said.

”We might, if we’re very lucky get the Kings Of Leon to do something.”

Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill has told EW that the band were to busy to contribute to the soundtrack at the moment.

“I would have to write a song in my hotel room, which I think we might could do, but I don’t know,” he said.

“As of right now I’m more focused on getting some rest and writing another Kings Of Leon album.”

New Moon is the second part of the four-part Twilight Saga, which tells the story of a vampire who falls in love with an ordinary schoolgirl.

The soundtrack to the first film featured songs by Muse, Paramore and Pattinson.

July 18, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kings Of Leon & Maximo Park forced to pull out of Benicassim

 Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon and Maximo Park were both forced to pull their performances last night (July 17) at Benicassim due to bad weather.

Organisers pulled both shows and said in a statement, the weather was too extreme to continue.

Many fans were furious with the decision, resulting in many booing and leaving the site en masse.

Organisers are hoping to stage Kings Of Leon’s headline performance and Maximo Park’s show at the Spanish festival tomorrow (July 18).

The cancellation comes on a difficult day for the festival after a huge fire broke out earlier in the evening close to the festival.

Luckily Paul Weller carried on the event on the Escenario Verde stage with no interruptions.

July 18, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , | Leave a comment