Monday, 31 October 2011

Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures

A new album of recordings by the late soul singer Amy Winehouse will be released in December, Island Records said Monday. 'Lioness: Hidden Treasures' will contain 12 songs — previously unreleased tracks, alternative versions of existing hits and brand new songs — recorded by the beehive-wearing singer who died at her London home on July 23. 

The label said Winehouse's longtime musical partners Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi had spent time since her death listening to recordings of the singer, who many said never sang or played a song the same way twice. Island Records said the duo quickly realized that they had 'a collection of songs that deserved to be heard, a collection of songs that were a fitting testament to Amy the artist and, as importantly, Amy their friend'.

The album — Winehouse's third after "Frank" and "Back to Black" — will be released on Dec. 5. Ronson and Remi compiled the tracks in collaboration with Winehouse's family, management and the label. Winehouse's final studio recording — a cover of "Body & Soul" sung with Tony Bennett — will be included in the album. 

The singer's father, Mitch Winehouse, said he had never before heard another one of the tracks, "Halftime," and described the song as 'just incredibly beautiful. If the family had felt that this album wasn't up to the standard of 'Frank' and 'Back To Black' we would never have agreed to release it and we believe it will stand as a fitting tribute to Amy's musical legacy,' he said in the Island Records statement. 

Here is the official tracklisting of the new album. 
  1. Our Day Will Come (Reggae Version)
  2. Between The Cheats
  3. Tears Dry
  4. Wake Up Alone (Demo)
  5. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
  6. Valerie (Demo)
  7. Little Smoke (feat. Nas)
  8. The Girl From Ipanema
  9. Halftime
  10. Best Friends
  11. Body And Soul (with Tony Bennett)
  12. A Song For You
A donation of 1 pound ($1.60) from the sale of each album in the U.K. will go to a foundation to assist disadvantaged children and young adults set up in the artist's name following her death. Last week a British coroner ruled the Grammy-winning singer died from accidental alcohol poisoning when she resumed drinking after weeks of abstinence. The 27-year-old Winehouse had fought a very public battle with drug and alcohol abuse for years, and there had been much speculation that she died from a drug overdose.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Kylie Minogue & Scissor Sisters - All The Lovers

Here is a performance by Kylie and Scissor Sisters of Kylie's hit 'All The Lovers'. Shows how amazing they both are without all the theatrics and just their voices.

Kylie Minogue - Aphrodite - Album Sampler

I realise the album has been out for over a year, but I just listened to it again for the first time in a long time and though I could remind people how great the album is with this album sampler. Just click the box next to the song you want to hear.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Beyonce - The 4 Tour

Beyonce has announced that she will embark on an extensive tour to promote the '4' album. Here is what I would like to see from the set list.  The tour features alot of the songs from '4' aswell as brand new arrangements of old hits.

  1. Introduction [Military Theme]
  2. Run The World (Girls)
  3. Countdown
  4. Sweet Dreams/Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
  5. I Care
  6. Best Thing I Never Had
  7. Deja Vu (featuring excerpt of ‘Survivor’)
  8. Interlude [Oldies Theme] (featuring excerpts of ‘Bonnie & Clyde ’03)
  9. Naughty Girl/Work It Out
  10. Baby Boy
  11. Check On It/Bootylicious
  12. Me, Myself And I
  13. Interlude [Party Theme] (featuring excerpts of ‘Freakum Dress’ and ‘Jumpin’ Jumpin’)
  14. Party (with Kanye West & Andre 3000 on screen)
  15. Independent Woman (Part I)/Why Don’t You Love Me
  16. Love On Top
  17. Irreplaceable
  18. Interlude [Lost Love Theme]
  19. Rather Die Young
  20. If I Were A Boy
  21. End Of Time
  22. Say My Name/Telephone
  23. Crazy In Love
  24. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
  25. Halo

Justin Bieber - Under The Mistletoe - Tracklisting

Here is the official tracklisting for Justin Bieber's new album 'Under The Mistletoe'.
  1. Only Thing I Ever Get for Christmas
  2. Mistletoe
  3. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire) (feat. Usher)
  4. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  5. Fa la La (feat. Boyz II Men)
  6. All I Want for Christmas Is You (with Mariah Carey)
  7. Drummer Boy (feat. Busta Rhymes)
  8. Christmas Eve
  9. All I Want Is You
  10. Home This Christmas (feat. the Band Perry)
  11. Silent Night
  12. Christmas Love
  13. Fa La La (feat. Boyz II Men) [A Cappella]
  14. Pray
  15. Someday At Christmas

Friday, 28 October 2011

Justin Bieber - Fa La La - In The Studio With Boyz II Men

Here is a small behind the scenes video from Justin Bieber making his new christmas album 'Under The Mistletoe', with Boyz II Men.

Luke Cottingham - Because Of You

Here is the new video from Luke Cottingham of Ne-Yo's song 'Because Of You'.

The Making Of Life's Too Short

Next Saturday 5th Novemember is a special Making Of Life's Too Short on BBC2. Here is the trailer.

Underrated Singers: The Overtones

The Overtones are a five-piece British-Irish doo-wop boy band from London, formed in 2010. They were discovered by a Warner Brothers talent scout while working as decorators in a shop near Oxford Street, singing during their tea break. Their debut album Good Ol' Fashioned Love entered the UK Albums Chart at 16 in November 2010. However, after the re-release of the album in March 2011, it propelled to the high end of the chart at number 4.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Lord Of The Rings Hobbits Reunite

It’s been a whole ten years since the first movie of the Lord of the Rings trilogy graced our cinema screens and in a world exclusive photo shoot and interview for EMPIRE Magazine the four Hobbits (Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd) reunite to reminisce about the films that changed their lives.

For the quartet of heroic hobbits, who became the most iconic characters in Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings, the film was not only a life-changing experience but the start of a beautiful friendship.

Elijah Wood (Frodo): “It’s 12 years ago in August that we all flew out there, so it feels crazy to conceive of that span of time, but at the same time, it doesn’t feel like that much time has passed.”

Dominic Monaghan (Merry): “We fit into our dynamics easily enough, which makes you feel as if no time has passed. I’ll be in my office or something and I’ll go to a bookshelf and pull out something and there’ll be a picture of all of us. It’s interesting that we always talk about the intensity. But on a working day it would be 5.20 to 5.40am pick-up and we’d be done by maybe 7.30pm. It’s a long day and we all chose to hang out with each other afterwards. We sought each other out.”

Sean Astin (Sam): “Whenever you experience something that’s as intense and life-defining as we did together, it never goes away. You see it with people who were at war. Nobody has to say more than a syllable on the telephone and you know who it is. Just the tiniest sound of someone’s voice.”

Elijah: “Our rapport was kind of instant. I will say there’s something about the fact that we all knew it was unique, what we were about to start. We had left our lives and were going to be together for more than a year. I remember the first time I met Dom, I was getting a wardrobe fitting and he came in. I hugged him immediately. I’d never met him before! So that was kind of a linking force for all of us really quickly.”

“The making of those films is ingrained in our DNA now. I went back and did a little bit of work on The Hobbit and was around a number of the crew and people who I associated with Rings. I expected the feeling to be really surreal, to be back in wardrobe and make-up again, and it was. But it also felt normal, as if it’s built into my bone structure. It’s beyond the movies. Beyond what they became...”

Billy Boyd (Pippin): “I remember the last scene we did, and it was to be us in the bar. Pete asked us, ‘What do you guys think you should be doing?’ And we came up with tons of ideas, such as we should have an orc’s helmet and we’re trying to explain to the other hobbits what we’ve been through, all these different ideas. And when it boils down to it, it’s just four guys saying nothing with a drink each, who’ve shared in something that no-one else did. There’s that feeling in real life, too.”

Coldplay - We Found Love - Rihanna Cover

Here is Coldplay's cover of Rihanna's 'We Found Love'.

Stallone Sued Over The Expendables Script

 The Hollywood tough guy co-wrote the script for the 2010 movie, which united him with action stars including Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

However, he is now facing legal action from screenwriter Marcus Webb, who has filed a lawsuit in New York alleging The Expendables is based on his script for a project called The Cordoba Caper.

The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Federal Court on Tuesday, alleges Stallone's movie is "strikingly similar and in some places identical" to Webb's work and demands unspecified damages for copyright infringement as well as an injunction to stop work on The Expendables sequel, according to Reuters.

Beyonce - Party - Music Video

Here is the official video for Beyonce's 'Party'.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

George Michael Albert Hall Canelation & Review

After a jaunt around Europe, George Michael basked in a rapturous reception as he arrived back in the UK with his latest tour. Given that his much-publicised peccadilloes have overshadowed a meagre musical output in recent years, fans might have expected a triumphant trawl through his classic hits. Instead there was barely a nod to the pop pearls that sent Wham! skyward in the Eighties or the funkier forays of his early solo work.

Instead, it was a rather sombre affair. Accompanied by a 41-piece orchestra, a black-clad Michael served up symphonic reworkings of largely lesser-known cuts from his back catalogue along with a quirky mix of cover versions. Much as he manages his private life, this made for a brave if occasionally ill judged evening, shifting between cocktail-bar crooning, big-band swing and torch-song theatrics.

While the swelling orchestra provided impeccable support, Michael’s voice was put firmly centre stage. A rich, soulful instrument, it’s capable of serious emotional heft, expertly matching the confessional tone of his own material. The soft shuffle of Kissing A Fool and the mournful You Have Been Loved were elegant and affecting. Twenty-five years on, A Different Corner still rang with youthful vulnerability.

He pulled off a rousing, gospel-flecked take on Rufus Wainwright’s Going To A Town and a late burst of rhythm made Johnny Mathis’ Wild Is The Wind irresistible. Also I love George's versions of Rihanna's Russian Roulette and Terrence Trent D'arby's Let Her Down Easy.

Unfortunately George had to cancel tonight's show due to illness but has said he will try his best to do 28th October's show.

Home Alone House For Sale For £1.2 Million

The famous house from Home Alone has gone up for sale this week. Here are some photo's from inside the house as it is now.

Beyonce Roseland Ballroom DVD

When Beyoncé took the stage back in August for four electrifying nights at the famed Roseland Ballroom, only 3,500 lucky fans per night, who bought those tickets in a record 22 seconds, were able to catch the intimate shows in the historic New York venue where she managed to turn a club into a coliseum.

Praised as “robust,” “finely-tuned,” and “compelling” by The New York Times, “4 Intimate Nights With Beyoncé” at Roseland Ballroom, was a tour de force for the entertainer. It was the only time she would perform her new album, 4, almost completely and to a very limited audience. Backed by her all-female band, with an additional string section, the performances were punctuated with spirited stories detailing her journey before the album, 4, including her years before and with Destiny’s Child.

On Monday, November 21, just in time for Thanksgiving, fans who longed to be at those shows can get up close and personal with Beyoncé and experience for themselves the energy and magic that filled the Ballroom with the release of Live At Roseland, exclusively at Walmart. The 26-song live DVD brings the quaint setting turn stadium performances to your living room.

And on Tuesday, November 29, Live At Roseland: The Elements Of 4 deluxe package, a two-disc DVD, with the complete concert, bonus offstage footage, a 20-page booklet and a video anthology that includes seven videos from her latest album, 4, will be released worldwide. The concert documentary is filled with never-before seen footage that captures Beyoncé’s life from eager five-year-old music fan to a consummate entertainer who is in control of every inch of her life and career.

In advance of the DVD’s release, the new video for “Party,” included in the anthology on the deluxe DVD, will be on air on BET’s 106 & Park tonight and online with VEVO and Directed by Beyoncé and Alan Ferguson, “Party” is the sixth video released from “4” and features rapper J Cole with cameos from Solange and Kelly Rowland.

Rihanna - We Found Love - Making Of Part 2

Here is the second part of the making of Rihann's 'We Found Love' music video.

Bruno Mars - Valerie - Live VMA's 2011

Here is Bruno Mars's tribute to Amy Winehouse at this years VMA's.

Mark Ronson, Adele, Daniel Merriweather & Amy Winehouse - Brit Awards 2008

Here is an old Brit Awards performance I forgot about until now. Great to see Amy Winehouse giving a great performance and really getting into it.

Adele On Jonathon Ross Show

Here is Adele's interview and performance of her amazing song 'Turning Tables', from the fantastic album '21', on the Jonathon Ross show.

Halloween Recipe

I love this youtube channel. This time its a Halloween recipe for popcorn fudge things.

Tomb Raider Turns 15 Years Old

As Tomb Raider is officially 15 years old, here is brand new gameplay footage for the new Tomb Raider game.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Mental News - Dog Saves Another Dogs Life On Motorway

Here is another peice of mental news, this week hosted by Youtube bloggers, World Of The Orange.

JLS - Take A Chance On Me - Music Video

Here is the music video for JLS's new single 'Take A Chance On Me'.

Professor Green & Emeli Sandé - Read All About It - Music Video

Here is the official music video for Professor Green and Emeli Sandé's new single 'Read All About It'.

Scotty McCreery - The Trouble With Girls - Music Video

Here is Scotty's music video to his new single 'The Trouble With Girls'.

Rihanna - We Found Love (Extended Version)

Here is the extended version of Rihanna's hit single 'We Found Love'.

Justin Bieber & Usher - The Christmas Song

Here is the second release from Justin Bieber's christmas album 'Under The Mistletoe', 'The Christmas Song' with Usher.

Kylie Minogue - Please Stay

There is no reason for posting this except it is an amazing song and perfect for listening to when you are going out. Easily one of Kylie's best and always deserves a listen.

James Durbin - Love Me Bad

Here is James Durbin's first single 'Love Me Bad'. It's brilliant.

Will Young - Come On - Music Video

Here is the new music video to Will Youngs latest single 'Come On'. Very bizarre video, but then most of Will's are. I love the song and the video is great too.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Professor Green & Emeli Sandé - Read All About It (Live On XFactor)

Here is Professor Green and Emeli Sandé on X Factor singing 'Read All About It'.

Bruno Mars - Runaway Baby (Live On X Factor)

Here is Bruno Mars singing an album track 'Runaway Baby' from 'Doo-Wops And Hooligans' on X Factor.

Kelly Clarkson - Mr. Know It All (Live On X Factor)

Another brilliant performance from Kelly on X Factor.

George Michael Never Too Old For Dance Music

George Michael claims he will never be too old for dance music because he is gay. The 'Faith' hitmaker is planning to undertake a new musical direction and believes that his advancing years may mean he is taken less seriously, though he insists the criticisms would be "irrelevant" because of his sexuality. He said: "I'm writing dance music - even if I'm on the cusp of being too old to be taken seriously to make that music. As a gay man, you don't have to stop dancing by 48 - there's plenty more years to go.

"The point about house music and dancing within the gay community is you don't have to stop doing it, because you don't have children to get up for in the morning. "There's plenty of things gay people don't have to stop doing, which makes the question of, 'Am I too old to do it?' irrelevant in my community."

George - who is currently on a European tour entitled Symphonica, which sees him perform his greatest hits accompanied by a 41-piece orchestra - wants the music to appeal to all of his fans, but is paying particular attention to use his new songs to "address issues" facing gay people. He said: "All that's important to me now is that it's a new direction because lyrically I want to address issues that gay people facce. I still want to make the songs universally enjoyable. I'm not trying to turn anyone off from my original fan base but it's at the other end of the scale to the tour."

Matt Cardle - Set Fire To The Rain (Adele Cover)

Here is Matt Cardle singing Adele's amazing song 'Set Fire To The Rain'.

One Direction - Photoshoot For Album Cover

Here is a good behind the scenes video of One Direction's photoshoot for thier debut album.

Justin Bieber In The Recording Studio With Usher

Justin Bieber recently hit the recording studio with Usher to record 'The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)' for Biebers new christmas album 'Under The Mistletoe'.

More Karl Pilkington Movie Posters

Here are some more Movie posters made by fans. These crack me up everytime.

And this was by far the funniest moment of episode 4 in Alaska. 'I'm like a crisp packet floatin' about'.

Rihanna And Friends Concert

This isn't real before people get excited. This is something that I thought would be great to see. Rihanna perfoming a special one of concert with some of the biggest names in R'n'B and Pop today. Here is what I would like to see from the set list.
  1. Introduction (including excerpts of ‘Unfaithful’, ‘Umbrella’, ‘Live Your Life’ and ‘Love The Way You Lie’)
  2. What’s My Name
  3. Only Girl (In The World)
  4. Hard (instead of Jeezy, Nicki Minaj enters the stage and gives a new rap)
  5. Raining Men/Fly (with Nicki Minaj)
  6. Russian Roulette
  7. S&M (featuring excerpts of ‘SexyBack’ and ‘Skin’)
  8. We Found Love
  9. Interlude (including excerpts of ‘Mad House’ and ‘Unfaithful’)
  10. Run This Town (with Jay-Z and Kanye West)
  11. Live Your Life (with new Jay-Z and Kanye West rap, featuring T.I on screen)
  12. Otis (Jay-Z and Kanye West Solo)
  13. All Of The Lights (with Kanye West)
  14. Don’t Stop The Music (new remixed arrangement)
  15. Shut Up And Drive
  16. Pon De Replay/SOS (rock versions)
  17. Cheers (Drink To That)
  18. Interlude (featuring excerpts of ‘Complicated’ and ‘Disturbia’)
  19. Not Afraid (Eminem Solo)
  20. Lighters (Eminem Solo)
  21. Love The Way You Lie (with Eminem) (Parts I & II)
  22. California King Bed
  23. Hate That I Love You (with Ne-Yo)
  24. Umbrella

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Mental News - Bear Raids Supermarket

Another peice of mental news this week. This time a bear raids a supermarket in Alaska.

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Friday, 21 October 2011

Westlife - Lighthouse

Here is Westlife's music video to what could be thier last ever single, since they have announced thier split.

George Michael Live Warmup Performance

Here is a clip from George Michael in Hannover performing a gospel warm-up with his backing vocalists.

Lady Gaga - Born This Way: The Remix

Here is the official tracklisting and album cover for Lady Gaga's new Remix album.
  1. Born This Way (Zedd Remix)
  2. Judas (Goldfrapp Remix)
  3. The Edge Of Glory (Foster The People Remix)
  4. Yoü And I (Wild Beasts Remix)
  5. Marry The Night (The Weekend & Ilangelo Remix)
  6. Black Jesus † Amen Fashion (Michael Woods Remix)
  7. Bloody Mary (The Horrors Remix)
  8. Scheiße (Guéna LG Remix)
  9. Americano (Gregori Klosman Remix)
  10. Electric Chapel (Two Door Club Cinema Remix)
  11. Yoü And I (Metronomy Remix)
  12. Judas (Hurts Remix)
  13. Born This Way (Twin Shadow Remix)
  14. The Edge Of Glory (Sultan & Ned Shepard Remix)
  15. Judas (Röyksopp's 30 Pieces Mix) [iTunes Bonus Track]
'Born This Way: The Remix' is set to be released on November 21, 2011 in conjunction with the DVD/Bluray release of Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden, the HBO concert special originally aired in May. The album will also be packaged with the concert special and the 17-track deluxe edition of Born This Way in a special release titled 'Born This Way – The Collection' that will see a release the same day. Here is the cover art for 'The Collection'.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Toy Story - Not In Hawaii

Here is a bonus feature from Cars 2. It is a short new Toy Story clip.

Take That - Progress Live Album

I am so excited for this album. Their Circus tour CD didn't feature all the songs from the concert but this one appears to. There hasn't been any official information about the CD except the track listing and album cover but I am assuming it will be a 2 CD set.
  1. Rule The World
  2. Greatest Day
  3. Hold Up A Light
  4. Patience
  5. Shine
  6. Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Solo)
  7. Rock DJ (Robbie Solo)
  8. Come Undone (Robbie Solo)
  9. Feel (Robbie Solo)
  10. Angels (Robbie Solo)
  11. The Flood
  12. SOS
  13. Underground Machine
  14. Kidz
  15. Pretty Things
  16. When They Were Young Medley
    1. A Million Love Songs
    2. Babe
    3. Everything Changes
  17. Back For Good
  18. Pray
  19. Love Love
  20. Never Forget
  21. No Regrets/Relight My Fire
  22. Eight Letters

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

James Durbin - Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster - Album Cover & Tracklisting

Here is the tracklisting of James Durbin's debut album. I am looking forward to listening to some tracks from his music.
  1. Higher Than Heaven
  2. All I Want
  3. Love In Ruins
  4. Right Behind You
  5. Love Me Bad
  6. Deeper
  7. May
  8. Screaming
  9. Outcast
  10. Everything Burns
  11. Stand Up

Westlife Announce Split

Chart-topping act Westlife are to split "amicably" after 14 years and 26 top ten hits, they have announced. The Irish group will bow out following a farewell tour next year and said they are looking forward to "new ventures". Over the course of their career the group has achieved 14 number one hits.
In a statement the group said: "Over the years Westlife has become so much more to us than just a band. Westlife are a family." The group - for many years managed by Louis Walsh - survived the departure of one of its founding members Bryan McFadden, and continue seamlessly as a four-piece. Singer Mark Feehily also won admiration for announcing he was gay when the boy band were at the peak of their success.

They produced hit after hit, with singles such as 'Swear It Again' and 'Flying Without Wings' among their number ones. Many of their big hits over the years were cover versions, such as 'You Raise Me Up', 'When You Tell Me That You Love Me' and 'I Have A Dream', and they capitalised on a swing revival by recording a Rat Pack-style album Allow Us To Be Frank.

Members Feehily, Kian Egan, Shane Filan and Nicky Byrne are due to release a greatest hits album shortly. They said they had "countless memories that we will forever cherish" from their years together.

Here are some of Westlife's finest moments.

James Morrison - I Won't Let You Go - Music Video

I recently downloaded all of James Morrison's hits to make a 'story so far' album (coming to this site soon) and this song really stood out to me. Lyrically and musically its just perfect.

Nicole Scherzinger - Try With Me - Music Video

Here is Nicole Scherzingers brand new single 'Try With Me'.

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Chord Overstreet Returning To Glee

Entertainment Weekly reported Chord Overstreet is coming back to McKinley High and is currently finalizing a recurring character deal, something he turned down this past summer. Although this means Sam Evans still won't be a series regular, E! News reported fans can see him on the show as soon as this season's eighth episode, and he will be back in time for Sectionals.

When Overstreet turned down a similar offer earlier this year, the show's executive producer, Brad Falchuck, said "we were really disappointed...We wanted him back because we like Chord personally and had some good stories planned for him and with Mercedes (Amber Riley). He decided he would have opportunities elsewhere that he would like to pursue, and we can't force him to work, so we wished him well."

Although no one knows how Sam will be re-introduced to the show, Mercedes has to play some part in it. After all, the two were dating over the summer before his family moved.

Rihanna - We Found Love - Music Video

Here is the music video everyone has been waiting for, Rihanna's 'We Found Love'.

Rihanna on WhoSay

Britney Spears - Criminal - Music Video

This video is under strict parental guidance, but it is quite good and is one of the best songs from Britney's 'Femme Fatale' album.

Kelly Clarkson - The Video Collection

To celebrate the release of Kelly Clarkson's amazing new album 'Stronger' I thought I would make a DVD of all her music videos.

Coldplay - Paradise - Music Video

Here is the official music video for Coldplay's 'Paradise'.

One Direction - Gotta Be You

Here is One Directions new single 'Gotta Be You'. I think it will be a grower but it doesn't do much.

Justin Bieber - Mistletoe - Music Video

Here is Justin Bieber's new music video for his new single 'Mistletoe'.

UB40 Members Declared Bankrupt

A judge at Birmingham County Court made the ruling against saxophone player Brian Travers, drummer Jimmy Brown, trumpeter Terence Oswald and percussionist Norman Hassan last week. It comes after the failure of the band's now defunct record label DEP International and a bust-up over finances which split the group in 2008. UB40 sold more than 70 million records over their 33-year career. They notched up more than 50 chart hits including Red Red Wine, I Got You Babe and Kingston Town.

The court order lasts for a year and means that tax officers could seize property to pay off any outstanding debts. The four musicians' details have now been listed by the Insolvency Service. A spokeswoman for former frontman Ali Campbell told the Daily Telegraph the bankruptcy court case showed he was right to quit the band. "It is ironic that the very week they celebrate their first gig they have been declared bankrupt, after administration began in 2006, vindicating both Ali and Mickey Virtue's decision to leave UB40," she said.

Campbell acrimoniously split from the band in 2008 citing "management difficulties". In an open letter to fans on the band's website, he said he was "deeply unhappy with administrative practices", adding he had "an ongoing investigation into the handling of my business affairs in relation to UB40".

A fifth original member of the group - Robin Campbell, the brother of Ali - was also involved in the Birmingham County Court case, although is not listed as bankrupt. The ruling comes a week after UB40 were honoured with a music heritage plaque at the Hare and Hounds pub in Kings Heath, Birmingham, where the band first performed in 1979.

Here is some of UB40's brilliant songs.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

James Morrison & Jessie J - Up - Music Video

Here is the music video for James Morrison and Jessie J's new single 'Up'.

Beyonce - Love On Top - Music Video

Here is the official video for Beyonce's new single 'Love On Top'. This song is brilliant and definatley my favourite from the new '4' album.

Matt Cardle - The Sun Acoustic Performances

Matt Cardle recently performed 3 songs acousticlly for The Sun newspaper. Here are his performances of 'All Or Nothing', 'Run For Your Life' and 'Paperazzi'.

Meat Loaf - Hell In A Handbasket - Tracklisting And Review

Meat Loaf has released a brand new album and there was so little promotion I didn't even know. However I have downloaded it and I am going to listen to it today. Until then here is a review from Stephanie Myers for Music

As a larger-than-life presence in every sense of the word, Meat Loaf doesn’t sing mere songs so much as he sings life anthems. To this end, hearing the news that he was planning on releasing an album, Hell in a Handbasket, self-described as the most personal he’s ever made, comes as a bit of a shock — he’s always made it clear that he’s channeling characters in his songs and on albums (the reason why he’s a middle-aged man railing against parents and schools in Bat Out of Hell II, for example — he’s playing a tormented teenager). But Meat, an accomplished actor with more than 60 films under his belt, is shedding the acting for Handbasket, however, and the transformation is an intense one.

The album, however, is not only a personal record, it’s also a razor-tongued condemnation of what Meat sees as going wrong in the world – and that includes everything from world hunger, money-grabbing industry parasites and fairweather friends. If it sounds ambitious, it is; and more importantly, from a thematic standpoint, the result is a concept album whose subject matter ultimately doesn’t come across as contrived.

The album’s direction is evident from the opening track, All of Me, which is startling in its lack of usual bravado (and dare we say, even showcases some rarely seen vulnerability). Gone is the channeling of an anguished character; this new voice actually admits “these are my insecurities/that I can’t explain.” Another track, The Giving Tree, laments the artificial draw of wealth and fame and extols the virtues of creating a self-made life.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Meat Loaf album without some straight-ahead pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps rock tracks, and the album delivers on this front as well, especially with the radio-ready Fall from Grace. Party of One, meanwhile, is a hard-driving track that reflects the personal and professional turmoil Meat went through after firing his cadre of managers and handlers after suffering a physical breakdown post -Bat Out of Hell III in 2006.

Listening to a duet on a Meat Loaf album is often the equivalent of watching a much older actor play a high-school student rather convincingly — you’re surprised how much you enjoy it, even if you’re not quite sure why it’s happening. Many of Meat’s duets with longtime collaborator Patti Russo are usually fantastically histrionic affairs — breathless numbers that conjure up teenage longing, not more age-appropriate adult relationships. But this album’s duet, Our Love and Our Souls, nails the album’s overall tone home. The song is a stark contrast to the duets that came before it, finding the two in a domestic setting dealing with everyday minutiae — cars and heat breaking down and bills piling up, and consequently learning how to depend on each other. It mirrors the ambiance of the rest of the album; as listeners, we’re witnessing a number of cathartic moments of someone comfortable in his own skin.

There are a couple of covers here, including the Mamas and the Papas’ California Dreamin’ and Tom Cochrane’s Mad Mad World, both keeping in line with the album’s premise. Of course, not all the songs here necessarily adhere to the rest of the album’s theme; Stand In the Storm, a previous collaboration with Meat’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ team contestants, is inexplicably included here, name-checking Donald Trump and the team name. But it’s only a small misstep in what is a truly outstanding album.

To say Meat hasn’t been in this form in years wouldn’t technically be true; you’ve never seen him be this raw or candid at all in his music. And it’s a decision that’s a tremendously wise one — Handbasket delivers on all accounts.

Meat Loaf - Hell In A Handbasket
  1. All Of Me
  2. Fall From Grace
  3. The Giving Tree
  4. Mad Mad World (The Good God Is A Woman And She Don't Like Ugly)
  5. Party Of One
  6. Live Or Die
  7. California Dreamin' (with Patti Russo)
  8. Another Day
  9. 40 Days
  10. Our Love And Our Souls (with Patti Russo)
  11. Stand In The Storm (feat. Lil' Jon, John Rich & Mark McGrath)
  12. Blue Sky

Monday, 17 October 2011

Hostel 3 - Trailer

Here is the trailer for Hostel Part 3.

Hostel 3 - Trailer

Here is the trailer for Hostel Part 3.

Life's Too Short - Official Trailer

Here is the first official trailer for Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchants new sitcom 'Life's Too Short' starring Warwick Davis.

Lady Gaga On EMA's

Lady Gaga has been confirmed to perform at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards. This will be the singer’s first ever appearance on the award ceremony.

Gaga leads this year’s nominations with six: she is up for Best Pop, Best Female and Best Live act while her multi-platinum single “Born This Way” is nominated for Best Song and Best Video.

MTV Europe Music Awards airs on Sunday, November 6th live from Belfast’s City Hall.

An Idiot Abroad - Season 2 Episode 4 - Deleted Scene

Here is another deleted scene from An Idiot Abroad, this time from episode 4, where Karl has to build an igloo.

Justin Bieber - Mistletoe - Full Song

Here is Justin Bieber's new christmas single 'Mistletoe'... in October.

The Inbetweeners Movie - Release Date And DVD Cover

It has been announced that The Inbetweeners Movie will be released on 12th December and will contain over 2 hours of exlusive unseen extras. Above is the DVD cover artwork.

Will Young - Come On (Acoustic)

It is a few weeks until Will Young releases the new music video for his new single 'Come On', so in the meantime here is an acoustic performance.

Zachary Quinto Confirms Being Gay

Zachary Quinto has joined the ranks of celebrities like Ricky Martin, Lance Bass and Ellen DeGeneres by publicly admitting he's gay. In a new interview with New York Magazine, the 34-year-old actor reveals the truth about his sexuality. The actor, best known for playing Spock in the Star Trek reboot and Sylar on Heroes, confirms that he's 'a gay man' in the article.

Despite his decision to remain non-committal about his sexuality until now, he has openly spoken out against bullying, even making a video for the 'It Gets Better' campaign to support victimised gay and lesbian teens.

Lady Gaga - Marry The Night Music Video Latest

Here are some exclusive pictures from the set of Lady Gaga's new music video for her new single 'Marry The Night'.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Pink - The Complete Video Collection

Pink has had so many amazing hit singles with brilliant music videos that I thought I should make a complete video collection DVD.

Batman Arkham City Review

Here is a full review of the brand new Batman Arkham City game.

Westlife - Greatest Hits - Album Art And Tracklist

Westlife have revealed the cover artwork and the tracklist for thier brand new Greatest Hits album, which is released 21st November. The DVD will be amazing to see all thier hits in one place.

Disc 1
  1. Swear It Again
  2. If I Let You Go
  3. Flying Without Wings
  4. I Have A Dream
  5. Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (with Mariah Carey)
  6. My Love
  7. Uptown Girl
  8. Queen Of My Heart
  9. World Of Our Own
  10. Mandy
  11. You Raise Me Up
  12. Home
  13. What About Now
  14. Safe
  15. Lighthouse (Previously Unreleased)
  16. Beautiful World (Previously Unreleased)
  17. Wide Open (Previously Unreleased)
  18. Last Mile Of The Way (Previously Unreleased)
Disc 2
  1. Seasons In The Sun
  2. Fool Again
  3. What Makes A Man
  4. When You're Looking Like That
  5. Bop Bop Baby
  6. Unbreakable
  7. Hey Whatever
  8. Obvious
  9. When You Tell Me That You Love Me (with Diana Ross)
  10. Amazing
  11. The Rose
  12. Us Against The World
  13. What About Now (Live At The O2)
  14. Uptown Girl (Live At The O2)
  15. Mandy (Live At The O2)
  16. Home (Live At The O2)
  17. Flying Without Wings (Live At Proms In The Park 2011)
  18. You Raise Me Up (Live At Proms In The Park 2011)
Disc 3 - DVD

  1. Swear It Again
  2. If I Let You Go
  3. Flying Without Wings
  4. I Have a Dream
  5. Seasons in the Sun
  6. Fool Again
  7. Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) (with Mariah Carey)
  8. My Love
  9. What Makes a Man
  10. I Lay My Love on You
  11. Uptown Girl
  12. When You're Looking Like That
  13. Queen of My Heart
  14. World of Our Own
  15. Bop Bop Baby
  16. Unbreakable
  17. Tonight
  18. Miss You Nights
  19. Hey Whatever
  20. Mandy
  21. Obvious
  22. Ain't That a Kick in the Head?
  23. Smile
  24. Angel
  25. You Raise Me Up
  26. When You Tell Me That You Love Me (with Diana Ross)
  27. Amazing
  28. The Rose
  29. Home
  30. Us Against the World
  31. Something Right
  32. What About Now
  33. Safe
  34. Swear It Again (US Version)
  35. World Of Our Own (US Version)

Rihanna - We Found Love - Making Of The Music Video Part 1

Here is Part 1 of the making of Rihanna's new music video 'We Found Love'.

Bruno Mars - It Will Rain

Bruno Mars has released a new single which does not feature on his album 'Doo-wops And Hooligans'. However the song is from the soundtrack to the new Twilight Movie, 'Breaking Dawn'. I heard this song on the radio and instantly liked it.

Nicole Scherzinger - Try With Me

Earlier this month the news broke that Nicole Scherzinger is readying a brand new single called 'Try With Me', that most likely will serve as the first single from an upcoming re-release of her album 'Killer Love' in the UK and rest of Europe, and maybe as third single for the US in the future too. The new track, was written and produced by Australian duo The Nervo Twins who wrote David Guetta and Kelly Rowland's hit 'When Love Takes Over'. Above are some pictures from the set of Nicole's video for her new single, which at this point has no release date.

Lady Gaga Sings For President Bill Clinton

Lady Gaga enjoyed her "first real Marilyn moment" as she serenaded former US president Bill Clinton at a charity concert in Los Angeles. The Born This Way star was one of several musicians who performed on Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl during a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of Mr Clinton's foundation, which has sought to improve global health, strengthen economies worldwide, promote healthier childhoods and protect the environment.

Emerging from an all-white treehouse, Lady Gaga sported a wavy blond hairdo and red lips like Marilyn Monroe, who famously crooned Happy Birthday, Mr President to John F Kennedy in 1962. Lady Gaga similarly serenaded Mr Clinton and changed several of her lyrics to reference him, including swapping the title of Bad Romance for Bill Romance. "I thought, 'My God. I get Lady Gaga, and I will have a heart attack celebrating my 65th birthday'," Mr Clinton later said.

Mr Clinton, who turned 65 on August 19 but celebrated his birthday at a posh Hollywood party on Friday night, sat between wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea in the front row throughout the outdoor event. Other famous attendees included Maria Bello, Ashton Kutcher, Jason Segel, Ellen DeGeneres, Colin Farrell and Chevy Chase. "I am the only person in history who got to be president and then had a post-presidential birthday party attended by both Lady Gaga and the Secretary of State," Mr Clinton joked on stage. "I want to thank Hillary because we met 40 years ago this year. When I met her, she was already doing the kind of work you see here long before it was cool."

Lady Gaga sang 'Born This Way', 'The Edge Of Glory', 'Bad Romance' and 'You And I'. She closed with an instrumental of 'Government Hooker'. Here are her performances.