Good Reads
Warren G

Warren G is set to release an album tribute to Nate Dogg. The ‘I Got Love’ rapper Nate – who performed with Snoop Dogg and Eminem and recorded ‘Regulate’ with Warren – tragically died in March after suffering two strokes in recent years, and Warren is set to honor his name in the best way a rapper can. Warren – who has already released song ‘This Is Dedicated To You’, with proceeds set to go to Nate’s family – has revealed plans to release his tribute album in the summer, full of songs the pair recorded together that were never released.

Anthony Kiedis of The Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Red Hot Chilli Peppers are set to release their next album in August. Chad Smith – drummer for the American rockers, who also include vocalist Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea and guitarist John Klinghoffer – revealed the LP, which is yet to be given a name, will come out in August. He told ‘Rock it Out Blog’: “It’s been going good

Boarding Surface (4/25)

Boarding Surface Takes Off with Their New Single You and MeIf you close your eyes and just listen to the music, it’s hard to imagine that Boarding Surface is a young Swedish band consisting of four young teenagers from Bomhus.

Lollapalooza 2011 Headlines

Born 20 years ago out of punk rock will and unbridled passion, Lollapalooza has rocked through the parks, amphitheaters and fairgrounds of America, leaving memorable musical moments in its wake.


Metallica have revealed they will join forces with Rick Rubin for their next album.


Foo Fighters, Eminem and Coldplay will headline the Lollapalooza festival this summer. Cee Lo Green, Muse and Deftones will also play at the alternative music event – which takes place in Chicago from August 5 to 7 this year – and what a sublime line-up there is to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary. Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, who organised the attraction, said it’s “astounding” how the festival – which features a welcome mix of heavy metal, dance, punk and hip-hop acts – has evolved over the years

Tom De Geeter

Emcee/producer/road warrior Tom de Geeter is the tireless engine behind the one-man band known as Speed Dial 7.

Chris Brown New Album

While Chris Brown told MTV News about his latest album, F.A.M.E., he also spilled on how he paid tribute to the legend himself, Michael Jackson with his new single “She Ain’t You”.


Rihanna has made chart history with her Britney Spears ‘S&M’ remix. The ‘Umbrella’ singer – who is set to team up with Beyonce for a track on the ‘Single Ladies’ crooner’s forthcoming album – has achieved her 10th number one hit in the US after she topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts with the rehashed song. Quite remarkably the Bajan beauty now holds the record for the shortest time between an artist’s first and 10th single, outdoing previous record-holder Mariah Carey

Cypress Hill (Denver 4/19)

A thick smoke engulfed the Ogden Theatre Tuesday night as Cypress Hill made their way onto the stage; not from smoke machines behind the scenes, but rather from the crowd of seven hundred bobbing heads as the rap group began their fourth 4/20 concert at the venue in Denver, CO.

Alex Turner of Arctic Monkey
DJ Pauly D
The Game New Album
Kelli's Gave Up On Love
Bright Destroyer
The Strokes - Angels

Arctic Monkeys recorded their new album in California because they wanted to capture Nirvana’s drum sound. The ‘Cornerstone’ band wanted to recreate the towering percussion featured on the grunge band’s 1991 breakthrough record ‘Nevermind’, so they made their LP in the same studio, Sound City Studios in Van Nuys.

JLS have written 16 tracks for their third album. The ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ hitmakers are currently in Los Angeles working on a new record and say initial sessions have proved particularly fruitful.

U2 are set to have the highest grossing tour ever. The ‘With or Without You’ rockers – who will return to North America in May – will surpass the Rolling Stones’ total of $558 million when they rock out at their gig in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday (10.04.11). It is a remarkable feat, and Paul McGuinness, manager of the band – which features singer Bono, guitarist The Edge, bass player Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen – said the group are very proud of the record, and rightly so.

Wiz Khalifa Performing

U2’s next album will be a “futuristic” one. Whether that means it will come in some sort of spaceship-shaped sleeve, who knows, but this is how lead singer Bono has described it to Lady Gaga producer RedOne, who worked on one of the ‘Vertigo’ group’s tracks for their forthcoming release. He told “Bono described the album as ‘futuristic’.

Jay Z New Blog