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Amy Winehouse’s Dad Shoots Down Biopic

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Gossip, Rumors, Jazz, Pop, R&B / Soul, Reggae,

Amy Winehouse's father would never allow a biopic to be made. Mitch Winehouse has shot down ideas of a movie to be made about his late daughter - who died of alcohol poisoning in 2007 - but he would like a concert to be arranged in memory of the "Valerie" singer. "I don't really want to do a biopic. A concert would be amazing, but it's actually getting it together with the [record label]. It sounds …

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Matthew Morrison Wants to Collaborate with Adam Levine

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Collaborations, Gossip, Jazz, Pop,

Matthew Morrison wants a musical collaboration with Adam Levine. The Glee singer-and-actor was snapped up by the Maroon 5 frontman for his new record label and the pair have discussed joining forces on a song, despite having different musical styles. While Matthew's new album, Where It All Began, is more jazz and blues inspired, Adam is best known for making thumping pop-rock songs with his band. "We've certainly talked about [a collaboration]. Our styles and …

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Giveaway: Tickets to see Ozomatli this Sunday at Showbox at the Market in Seattle

Brewing a vital concoction of Latin salsa, urban hip-hop, and jazz-funk, Ozomatli is on their way to Seattle's historic Showbox. If you're a fan of their hybrid music style, then you'll wanna be at Showbox at the Market on Sunday, May 26th to see Ozomatli live in concert, and we are holding another concert ticket giveaway to get you there. Lucky for you, our friends at Monster and AEG Live wanna get you in the building, …

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Quote of the Day: Jack White on Lady Gaga

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Posted by Robin Paulson
Categories: Gossip, Jazz, Pop, Rock,

"I don't think [Lady Gaga] lives it because it's all artifice. It's all image with no meaning behind it. You can't sink your teeth into it. It's a sound bite. It's very of this age, because that's what people want.They want a Twitter line, a jpeg, an MP3." - Jack White comments on Lady Gaga's artificiality in the latest issue of British Esquire. (Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)...

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John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John’s Christmas Album

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John releasing a Christmas album. The former co-stars are in talks of recording the album - which will feature a follow-up to their famous Grease! track "You're The One That I Want" titled "I Think You Might Like It" - and plan to give it an "intimate" feel. "My desire was to make this Christmas an intimate album, not something too ostentatious or showy. I wanted people to be able to …

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Lady Gaga Plans a Jazz Album

Lady Gaga is planning a jazz album with Tony Bennett. The "Judas" singer previously teamed with the crooner for a version of "The Lady is a Tramp" from his Duets II album and they enjoyed working together so much, they want to record a whole album. "Of all things, she called me from New Zealand and said, 'I want to do a jazz album with you' and I said, 'You got it!' We're gonna do …

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Muse’s Most Diverse Album Yet

Muse has included jazz, brass and dubstep on The 2nd Law. The band unveiled the first track from their sixth album, "Survival" - the official song of the London Olympics - last night, and have promised it contains a diverse range of musical styles: "There's a bigger emphasis on groove, we've always tried to improve on that with every album and I think on two or three tracks we've really nailed it. There's a couple …

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Norah Jones Inspired by Elvis

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Jazz, Rock,

Norah Jones says everyone should visit Elvis Presley's Graceland home at least once in their lives for inspiration. The 33-year-old musician is a huge fan of the late "King of Rock 'n' Roll" and going to his mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, and the city itself inspires her songs. "I love it in Memphis. It's the most amazing city full of warm people and great food. Everybody should visit Elvis' home Graceland once in their lives …

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Adele’s Voice Has Got Higher

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Artist News, Jazz, Pop,

Adele's voice has got higher since she had an operation on her vocal cords. The singer made her live return - singing publicly for the first time since last November - at the Grammy awards on Sunday and has noticed some distinct changes since she underwent the operation to save her voice. "It feels really smooth. It's not as husky as it used to be, but that's because I was singing with a polyp. And …

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Amy Winehouse Didn’t Like Bond Track

Amy Winehouse didn't like the James Bond theme she was set to record. The singer - who was found dead at home in London in July - worked with Mark Ronson on a song which was set to be recorded for the last film in the British spy franchise Quantum of Solace, but the sessions were abandoned after they reportedly fell out. At the time, it was claimed Amy - who had a history of …

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