Friday, June 30, 2006

Korn tour concerts dates

Korn picure
Korn are on tour. Concerts will be performed
June 30th - Slovakia
July 1st - Switzerland
July 2nd - Leipzig

Thursday, June 29, 2006


Los Angeles (April 26, 2006) -- Following the multi-platinum, worldwide success of their major-label debut, Fallen, Evanescence is poised to build upon their respected position in the rock community with their sophomore effort, The Open Door, from Wind-up Records in stores October 3, 2006.

With what some call a meteoric rise to the top, Fallen brought the Little Rock, Arkansas band to global success with 14 million records in the hands of fans worldwide, two Top 10 singles, "My Immortal" and "Bring Me To Life," two Grammy® Awards in 2003 (Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance for "Bring Me To Life"). Fallen spent over one hundred weeks on Billboard Magazine's Top 200 chart, was certified gold or platinum in over 35 countries Worldwide, and supported sold-out arenas globally.

The Open Door was recorded in Los Angeles at The Record Plant in early 2006 and mixed at the venerable Ocean Way Studios in March 2006. It includes the return of long-time friend and producer Dave Fortman (Mudvayne, Bif Naked). The new album is an ideal showcase for the band's inevitable personal and professional growth, with songs of introspection, longing, doubt, self-respect and ultimately, empowerment and anticipation. Several songs include a choir, as well as strings recorded in an old chapel. The album is defined by Amy Lee's beautiful melodies, profound lyrics, stunning vocals and poignant piano, which fuse with Terry Balsamo's urgent, yet intricate guitar playing, to form a remarkable, ethereal blend perfectly rooted in the band's rock and classical sensibilities.

"The making of this record has been really intense, but I've come out feeling purified," shared Lee. "I've grown so much since 'Fallen,' and Terry is the perfect writing partner -- I feel like I've been lifted up to a whole new level of inspiration and possibilities. After all the things we've seen over the past couple of years, beautiful and tragic, in the end I'm really grateful. It has made us create music I could not be more in love with."

Evanescence is Amy Lee (vocals, piano), Terry Balsamo (guitar), John LeCompt (guitar), Will Boyd (bass) and Rocky Gray (drums). Formed in the late '90s, Evanescence released two EPs and their first full-length album, the much-sought-after Origin, which included "My Immortal," on their own before finding a home at Wind-up Records. Fallen, their major-label debut, was released in April 2003 to critical and commercial success and is certified 6x platinum. Anywhere But Home, their 2004 live DVD release, has sold over 1 million copies. For more information, please visit or

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Coldplay Australian tour

Coldplay concert
Coldplay started their Australian tour June 23th. Support comes from Youth group. 26th Coldplay will performing in Sydney Entertainment Centre, and rest concerts are:
Jul 1 Rod Laver Arena
Jul 2 Rod Laver Arena
Jul 3 Rod Laver Arena
Jul 5 Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Jul 7 Burswood Dome.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

All american rejects UK tour

All american rejects photo
In September 2006, All american rejects will be on UK tour. Dates are:

Fri 22 BIRMINGHAM Academy
Sat 23 MANCHESTER Apollo
Sun 24 LEEDS University
Tues 26 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Wed 27 SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Fri 29 LONDON Brixton Academy

Monday, June 26, 2006

Linkin Park and Fort Minor at the Summer Sonic festival

Fort Minor will be one of the performers at the Summer Sonic festival in Japan. They will be performing in Osaka on August 12th and in Tokyo on August 13th. Linkin Park will be headlining those Summer Sonic tour dates.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Nightwish new weblog

Finland's NIGHTWISH have launched an official videoblog that will allow fans to watch the band during their rehearsals this summer. Check it out - Nightwish .

As previously reported, NIGHTWISH's "End of an Era" DVD and CD was certified gold in Finland on day after its release. The DVD has sold 9,000 copies so far and the double live CD has shifted over 15,000 copies.

"End of an Era" contains recordings/footage of NIGHTWISH's final concert with singer Tarja Turunen, which took place on October 21, 2005 at the Hartwall arena in Helsinki, Finland. In addition to the live footage, the DVD includes a slideshow of pictures from the Hartwall show and a 55-minute documentary, "A Day Before Tomorrow", featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the band in the 15 days prior to the Hartwall Show. The documentary was edited by Timo Halo, who also edited and directed the "From Wishes To Eternity - Deleted Scenes" and "End of Innocence" movies that were released on previous NIGHTWISH DVDs.

NIGHTWISH fired Turunen via an "open letter," which was given to the singer immediately following the Helsinki show. The group are currently seeking a replacement vocalist before entering the studio in September 2006 to begin recording the follow-up to 2004's "Once", tentatively due in mid-2007.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Heather Mills McCartney photographs

Heather Mills photo
London's "Sun" published several photos of Heather Mills, Pol McCartney's ex-wife. Let's say that she haven't got much clothes on that photographs. Heather used to be photomodel.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Bruce Springsteen and "Seeger Sessions Band"

Bruce Springsteen and his 17-piece "Seeger Sessions Band" took the 5,700 members of its sold-out Greek Theatre audience to church on a Monday night, delivering a rollicking concert that mixed spirituals and rousing political anthems in equal measure.

The two-and-a-half hour show was unlike any the 56-year-old Springsteen has ever performed, and the crowd responded with nothing short of jubilation, dancing, clapping and singing along to a set list that was dominated by songs from Springsteen's recent album, "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," a collection of songs popularized by folk singer Pete Seeger.

The last time Springsteen swung through town with a band that didn't hail from E Street, it was 1992 when he played with a largely anonymous fill-in band during a three-night run at the Sports Arena. Fresh from breaking up the beloved E Street Band, Springsteen said he wanted to work with new musicians who would inspire fresh ideas. None of that was on display then.

Now, though, Springsteen has clearly found what he was looking for - and then some. Monday's concert was among the high points of the rocker's storied performance career with Springsteen and his ragtag band making a joyful noise that incorporated zydeco, bluegrass, ragtime, Tex-Mex, swing and Southern soul.

At times, Springsteen himself feigned ignorance at what he was about to play. Introducing a radically recast "Johnny 99" from "Nebraska," he said, "Here's a little folk punk." Before playing another old song, "Ramrod," he mumbled, "Tex-Mex, ska, polka, punk-funk ... I'm not sure what this is." How about all of the above?

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Sunday, June 04, 2006

La Toya Jackson Cut Wolfgang's biggest fan

Not everyone went to the opening of Cut at the Regent Beverly Wilshire on Wednesday night just to sample the sophisticated fare served at Wolfgang Puck's first steakhouse.

Some guests were Puck groupies, known as the Wolf gang. Others wanted to check out the sleek design by architect Richard Meier, who was involved in everything from the spoons to the skylights.

"I don't eat meat, and it's definitely not the steak that brought me here," admitted La Toya Jackson, as she wandered around the spacious dining room without touching the Kobe steak sashimi or prime sirloin steak tartare. "But I'm Wolfgang's biggest fan, and I had to be among the first to see Cut."

Jackson not only scoped out Cut but also took a stroll across the lobby to visit Sidebar, a lounge also created by the Puck/Meier team that serves cocktails and a late-night menu called Rough Cuts.

Virginia Madsen wandered into Cut's kitchen with her son, Jack, to watch Puck prepare delicacies — including Tunisian spiced foie gras sandwiches and


maple glazed pork brochettes — for Sidney Poitier, Jackie Collins, Barbara Davis and Boris Kodjoe, who sat at a corner VIP table.

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons left early because he had a cold, while other guests, including Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest, Sasha Cohen, Cindy Margolis and Tara Lipinski, worked the crowd while munching on Indonesian steak and a "not-so-classic shrimp cocktail."

"We've got an innovative concept of preparing and serving steak that will create a new dining style," predicted Puck, whose company also owns nearby Spago and a dozen other restaurants in L.A. "People want variety, and I want my restaurants to give them an exciting choice."

Bet La Toya, after tasting the warm organic asparagus and Yukon Gold potato puree at Cut, can't wait for a Wolfgang Puck all-vegetarian bistro.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Chris Martin's (Coldplay) new songs

Gwyneth Paltrow has broken her husband Chris Martin's computer, almost destroying new Coldplay songs stored on it.

The actress accidentally knocked the computer over at their London home, reportedly causing the outer casing to be badly damaged and rendering it difficult to turn on. A source told the Daily Mirror: "The hinges broke and the screen was hanging off. It wouldn’t turn on. Chris does a lot of work on there and the computer is his baby."

Luckily for the 33-year-old star, and thousands of Coldplay fans, the saved files on the machine were left intact and nothing was lost.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

MuchMusic Video Awards Nominees

TORONTO, CANADA [Thursday Jun.1.2006] / -- Nickelback, Green Day and Kanye West each earned three nominations for Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVAs).

Nickelback's nominations include Best Video and MuchLoud Best Rock Video for "Photograph" and the People's Choice Award for Favorite Canadian Group.

Green Day is up for two awards in the Best International Group category for their "Jesus of Suburbia" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends" videos. The band also received a nod for the People's Choice Award for Favorite International Group.

Kanye West earned two nods in the Best International Artist category for his "Touch The Sky" and "Gold Digger" videos. He's also up for the People's Choice Award for Favoirte International Artist.

Daniel Powter, Franz Ferdinand, Fall Out Boy, James Blunt, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Ne-Yo, Sean Paul, and Mariah Carey also garnered MMVA nominations.

To check out all the nominees and vote for the People's Choice Awards,

Winners of the 2006 MuchMusic Video Awards will be announced on June 18th in Canada.