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Seth MacFarlane Releasing Album

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is releasing an album. The cartoonist's debut, "Music Is Better Than Words," sees him sing a number of 40s and 50s big band tracks, including teaming up for duets with artists including Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles. "It's rare in this day and age to have the opportunity to create an album that celebrates the classic, sophisticated sound of rich, lush swing orchestrations. It was an absolute joy to sing …

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Jack White is ‘Bored’ of Writing Songs About Himself

Jack White finds it "boring" to write songs about himself. The singer and guitarist released his first album under his own name earlier this year, and while he makes up different characters who his songs are about, he admits they are based on his own experiences. "I always find it kind of boring to write about myself. But whatever happens to you, if you've gone through anything - sort of a literal train wreck in …

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Fleetwood Mac to Reunite

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Concerts / Tours, Reunions, Blues, Rock,

Fleetwood Mac are reuniting to tour in 2013. "The Chain" group - featuring Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks - are planning to get back together and play shows for the first time since 2009, Stevie confirmed today. "Next year, so far. It's the plan. Because that's what we do. I do my [solo] thing. And Lindsey is out doing his [solo] thing now. Everybody's on board," she told CBS when asked …

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Jack White to Produce The Rolling Stones?

Keith Richards says that "the door is wide open," for Jack White to produce The Rolling Stones. The legendary "Paint it Black" band's guitarist said they are meeting next month to discuss plans to celebrate their 50th anniversary, and he is keen for them to head to the studio. "I'd love to get some tracks down and see what songs we've got. And that goes along with part of getting the band back together and …

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Was Amy Winehouse ‘Freaked Out’ by Adele’s Success?

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

Amy Winehouse felt "competitive" towards Adele. The "Rehab" singer - who passed away from accidental alcohol poisoning last year - was ''freaked out'' by the worldwide acclaim "Someone Like You" hitmaker Adele received, according to their mutual friend Mark Ronson. "She was in a bad state, God knows why. I think that the Adele thing had Amy freaked out. She liked her, but Adele's success was making Amy feel upset, competitive, restless. Anyway, we lost …

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Beth Ditto ‘Chilled’ by Adele’s Voice

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Blues, Pop, R&B / Soul,

Adele gives Beth Ditto "chills." The Gossip lead singer is a huge fan of the "Someone Like You" hitmaker, praising her talent and beauty. "I love Adele so much and it's honestly not because we're both big. I love that she's a f***ing singer and that she just so happens to be beautiful. It gives me chills to think about it."...

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Tom Jones Wanted to Work with Whitney

Tom Jones wanted to work with Whitney Houston. The "What's New P***y Cat" singer - who has worked with the likes of Elvis Presley and the Stereophonics in the past - thinks Amy Winehouse's death at 27 last July was particularly tragic as she hadn't left a substantial body of work, unlike the "I Will Always Love You" hitmaker, who passed away in February aged 48. "Poor Amy Winehouse. At least someone like Whitney Houston …

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Nas Unsure About Winehouse Duet

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Collaborations, Blues, Hip-Hop & Rap, Pop,

Nas says "part" of him "didn't want to" record a posthumous song with Amy Winehouse. The rapper had planned to write a song with Amy before her death from accidental alcohol poisoning last July, and was apprehensive about whether he should contribute to the posthumously track "Like Smoke." "Part of me didn't want to do the song. Amy and I share a birthday, so she was my sister. And she was just so much fun …

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The Black Keys Accuse Nickelback of Killing Rock

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Artist News, Alternative, Blues, Rock,

The Black Keys think "Rock 'n' roll is dying" because of Nickelback. The blues rockers blame the fact a radio friendly commercial group like the "Rockstar" group have become so big, putting other bands off from trying to be authentic. "Rock 'n' roll is dying because people became O.K. with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world. So they became O.K. with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always …

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Mix Tape: Seth MacFarlane, Hugh Laurie to Record Separate Albums

-Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is working on a new project: an album comprised of show tunes. MacFarlane, who’ll be backed by a big band and live orchestra, will sing tunes from the ‘40s and ‘50s. -House‘s Hugh Laurie will also be tapping into his musical side. The British actor is set to record an album influenced by the blues sound from New Orleans. -Congratulations to Take That’s Robbie Williams. The 36-year-old singer married actress Ayda …

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