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Kings of Leon Headline 2011 Isle Of Wight Festival!

Kevin Mazur, WireImage Kings of Leon have ignited discussion on who will headline the 2011 festivals after they were revealed as one of the headliners of this next year’s Isle Of Wight festival.

They will play the festival on the Friday, June 10 — the opening night of the three day shindig, reports Gigwise.

The quartet has already announced a number of massive outdoor UK dates for next year, including shows at London’s Hyde Park, Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh and Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.

But seemingly these gargantuan summer shows aren’t quite enough for Kings of Leon who will play the opening night headline slot that Jay-Z occupied at the festival this summer.

Promoter John Giddings said, “We are proud to bring one of the world’s biggest rock bands to the island on our 10th anniversary. It is an incredible way to start the weekend, I can’t wait.” Full Story at Spinner


New Michael Jackson Album and World Tour Announced!

Even after his untimely death last year, Michael Jackson continues to make waves… and stir controversy. The current announcement that a long-rumored album of recent, unreleased material — simply titled ‘Michael’ — will, in fact, drop on Dec. 14 has already done both.

Rolling Stone reports that at least one of the tracks, ‘Breaking News,’ was recorded in New Jersey in 2007 and is very likely part of a batch of songs Jackson recorded with producer Eddie Cascio. According to TMZ, Jackson’s children dispute the fact that it’s their father singing on the track, while others involved with the project claim the children are being intentionally misled by Jackson’s mother, Katherine. Jackson’s estate, meanwhile, claims that sound experts have confirmed the track’s authenticity. All this and yet most details about the album have yet to be unveiled. A trailer for the release will appear on Michael Jackson’s official website on Friday, while ‘Breaking News’ will stream from the site the following week. Full Story at Spinner

Bob Dylan Confirmed for Australian Blues Festival!

Bob Dylan has been confirmed to appear at a small town Australian music festival next April, eight years after he was reportedly scheduled to play.

Topping the bill of the closing night at the 2011 Byron Bay Bluesfest, Dylan will be joining old-touring partner Elvis Costello and legendary guitarist BB King as a headliner at the five day Easter weekend festival (Apr. 21 to Apr. 25).

Bluesfest director Peter Noble claims that he has been ‘chasing’ Dylan to play the small north-east coast town in New South Wales — 165km south of Brisbane — booking him to play in 2003, but that he cancelled at the last minute.

Speaking to ABC news, Noble said, “He used to say, ‘Don’t put me in any town I’ve never heard of’, and finally we’ve done it. Although I think he’s heard of Byron now.” Full Story at Spinner

Lady Gaga Postpones Two Paris Shows Following Protests!

Singer is forced to reschedule dates due to ‘logistical difficulties’

Lady Gaga has postponed two gigs in France following strike action over pension reforms.  The singer has been forced to reschedule her shows at Paris Bercy tomorrow (October 22) and Saturday (23) because of logistical difficulties.  The move comes after protesters expressed their anger over plans to raise the retirement age to 62 by blocking oil refineries and fuel depots across the country.  Gaga will now play at the venue on December 19 and 20 instead. Full Story at NME

Melissa Auf der Maur Announces UK Tour!

The former Hole bassist, who released her second solo album, ‘Out Of Our Minds’, earlier this year, will hit the road around the release of new single ‘Meet Me On The Dark Side’ on November 15.

The dates are:

Sheffield Corporation (November 12)
Glasgow Garage (13)
Manchester Ruby Lounge (14)
London Scala (15)
Brsitol Fleece (16)

Jay-Z and Coldplay Join Forces for Las Vegas New Year’s Gig

Just a week after Coldplay frontman Chris Martin joined hip-hop giant and close friend Jay-Z onstage at Yankee Stadium, Hova and the ‘Viva la Vida’ singer have announced plans to team up again. This time, Martin will bring his bandmates to the party, when Coldplay and rapper ring in 2011 in Las Vegas.

Both acts will headline the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Casino-Resort celebration on Dec. 31, just two weeks after the newly minted vacation destination opens its doors. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the concerts will be part of a three-day, invitation-only celebration, with both acts sharing the stage and performing individual sets. Full Story at Spinner

Gucci Mane Announces iTunes Singles Release & Tour

Gucci Mane’s recently announced the date for is new single release scheduled for Sept. 28  2010. The record will be release through Warner Bros, Record.

The album features guest appearances from Wyclef Jean, Pharrell, Swizz Beatz, Bun B, , Ray J, Nicki Minaj and Estelle.

Gucci will hit the road this fall, staring in Chicago sept.6 and will continue touring every where in the USA, from Chicago to Atlanta performing a total of 22 show for is upcoming single release.

US 2010 Tour dates :

Mon 9/6      Chicago, IL
Tue 9/7     Chicago, IL
Wed 9/8     Detroit, MI
Thu 9/9     Cleveland, OH
Fri 9/10     Los Angeles, CA
Sat 9/11     Los Angeles, CA
Sun 9/12     Los Angeles, CA
Tue 9/14     Philadelphia PA & Baltimore, MD
Wed 9/15     Washington, DC
Thu 9/16     Charlotte, NC
Fri 9/17     Pompano Beach, FL
Sat 9/18     Houston, TX
Sun 9/19     New Orleans, LA
Mon 9/20     Houston + Dallas, TX
Tue9/21     Dallas, TX & Oklahoma City/Tulsa, OK
Wed 9/22     Little Rock, AR
Thu 9/23     Memphis, TN
Fri9/24     Jackson/Biloxi, MS
Sat 9/25     Mobile, AL
Sun 9/26     Minneapolis, MN
Mon 9/27     New York, NY
Tue 9/28     Atlanta, GA

by Miko Hirayama