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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.
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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.
Kanye West is to design a scarf range, based on his album images. The ‘Stronger’ rapper has been inspired by his 2010 album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, and why stop with scarves when there is a whole world of fashion out there waiting for Kanye’s magic touch. He is starting off small, as just 250 scarves will be made for Parisian company M/M based on five of the ‘Heartless’ singer’s designs
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.
Jay-Z and Beyonce celebrated their three-year anniversary in the Bahamas, and got a little more than they expected. It sounds like a normal enough vacation, but the couple also spent one evening with Verne Troyer – who stars as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films – during their romantic break. A source said: “They bumped into Verne on a jaunt out one day
We’re absolutely chillin’ in Los Angeles, thinking about the awful weather that’s been hunting us for the past 6 months in New York, we’re relaxing, meeting influential people and enjoying the moment.
Jada Pinkett Smith has said receiving death threats was a “learning experience”. Somewhat surprisingly, Jada formed a heavy metal band called Wicked Wisdom – which is currently on a break – but things turned nasty for the group when they signed up to Ozzy Osbourne’s musical festival one year. She told the Metro newspaper: “When I played metal music, I was mocked.
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 Billboard.com: “Bono described the album as ‘futuristic’.
Penelope Cruz has revealed she is going to work with Woody Allen on a new film. The Spanish beauty – who starred in ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’, which was written and directed by Woody – was unfortunately not very keen on revealing many of the movie’s details. She told Entertainment Weekly: “I know what I’m doing next, but the thing is that I have to ask the director what I can say and what I cannot say.” Penelope – who gave birth to her first child in January – wouldn’t even let us know any details about the characters in the movie, but she could soon be eating pizzas and pasta in between scenes as Woody recently revealed his next film will be shot in Rome.
Tina Fey has revealed she is pregnant. Congratulations are in order for the ’30 Rock’ actress – who is married to ’30 Rock’ composer Jeff Richmond – as she revealed on a forthcoming episode of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ that she is five months pregnant. But how will Tina cope with her new arrival?
The ‘Black Hole’ remake is “definitely” not going to be a sequel to ‘Tron: Legacy’. Joseph Kosinski, director of ‘Tron: Legacy’ – which starred Jeff Bridges – has revealed he is currently working on ‘The Black Hole’ movie. He told ComingSoon.net: “It’s definitely not a sequel
Mark Wahlberg is being lined up to produce a new film. Universal Pictures have bought the rights for the film and are believed to be keen for the ‘Max Payne’ actor to take the bait for the action-comedy motion picture.
Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms slipped back into character for ‘Hangover II’. Todd Phillips, director of the sequel, has revealed how the actors knew exactly what they were doing, making it “so easy” to film.
Travis Barker has revealed the reunification of Blink 182 is “going really well”. The drummer in the ‘All the Small Things’ band, who went on a break in 2005, said the six years in between recording an album have flown by, but it’s all good again now.
Antonio Banderas is among the big names who feature in ‘The Big Bang’ trailer which has been released online. If you like a mixture of diamond-hunting and guns then the preview of the Spanish actor’s latest flick, which is available from Apple, could be worth checking out. Antonio plays Los Angeles private detective Ned Cruz in the hunt for $30 million worth of diamonds, as well as the small matter of his missing girlfriend Lexie
Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has been charged with battery domestic violence and disorderly conduct. The musician – who was released from jail in February for driving under the influence (DUI) – has been accused of poking his finger into the chest of ex-girlfriend Alicia Jacobs in Las Vegas Hilton’s Shimmer Lounge showroom on March 24, as well as cursing and pointing or poking at Jacobs and her friends, John Katsilometes and Patricia McCrone.
Keanu Reeves has confirmed plans for a third chapter of ‘Bill and Ted’ are well and truly underway. Keanu has revealed a draft version of the next installment – which he hinted could be as little as six weeks away – may feature the duo going back in time in an attempt to save the world.
Chris Hemsworth has revealed he became so ripped before filming ‘Thor’ that his costume made his hands go numb. The filmmakers might have regretted their decision to ask the ‘Star Trek’ actor – who could have been more suited to ‘The Incredible Hulk’ – to get “as big as you can”, because his costume was too tight.
Kellan Lutz and Henry Cavill posters have been unveiled for new motion picture ‘Immortals’. Twilight star Kellan is depicted as Poseidon and new ‘Superman’ actor Henry is in full Theseus gear, Fandango revealed online. Luke Evans, who plays Zeus in the film, Isabel Lucas (Athena) and Daniel Sharman (Areis) are also suited and booted on their own posters