Monday, 23 June 2008
Monday, 16 June 2008
Sir Paul McCartney will begin his final world tour later this year, according to reports.
The Former Beatle is understood to be planning upwards of 100 shows that will take place over the next two years.
Speaking to the Mirror newspaper, an unnamed source describes the tour as McCartney’s “last big one”.
"He wants to settle down and enjoy (daughter) Beatrice's childhood. The tour will be the last time he performs in many parts of the world,” they said.
“Beatrice and his family life are going to come first. He does not want to be away for months at a time."
McCartney’s last live performance came in Liverpool at the beginning of June. The concert was part of the city’s reign as the 2008 capital of European culture.
Saturday, 7 June 2008
The actor, who plays Dr Perry Cox on the hit TV show, told People magazine that the couple plans to name the child Billie Grace.
Kessler delivered baby Billie Grace in a birthing tub at the couple's home in Malibu at the weekend.
McGinley told People: "Nichole was a mountain lion, a warrior in the birthing process. The birth was astonishing! Mom and baby girl are 100%."
The couple got married last April. The baby is McGinley's second child. He has a 10-year-old son, Max, from a previous relationship.
Thursday, 5 June 2008
Ledger's father Kim, mother Sally and sister Kate flew from Los Angeles to Brisbane, Australia, late last night.
The family are now home in Perth, where the body of the Oscar-nominated actor is to be laid to rest next to two of his grandparents in Karrakatta Cemetery.
It is also reported that the toxicology results of the 'Brokeback Mountain' star's autopsy are to be revealed this week.
The initial medical examiner's report was inconclusive as to the cause of his death on 22 January.
You’d think these two camps might bond over their mutual love of unreal guitar fun, but bad blood is brewing. It seems air guitarists and “Guitar Hero” enthusiasts simply do not play well together.
“There is no rivalry between air guitar aficionados and the weaklings who play ‘Guitar Hero,’ ” sniffed returning Boston air guitar champ Erin McNally, who competes under the name McNallica. “They have a plastic toy with buttons. I can do so much more with my guitar than they can do. My high-note slaying solos - they can’t do that. They are limited in their rocking abilities.”
Members of the “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” game community were quick to return fire.
“We dig real stuff here,” responded Sean Baptiste, manager of community development at Harmonix. “We have real boyfriends and girlfriends. We don’t have to imagine them.”
Brian Shandra, a research scientist at a Boston pharmaceutical company who customizes and rebuilds his own experimental “Guitar Hero” instruments, is an avowed enemy of air guitar.
“Everyone hates mimes and that’s all they really are,” he said. “Rock ’n’ roll mimes.”
Then he produces a photo showing his doomsday weapon: a “Guitar Hero” controller that literally shoots flames.
“I can set people on fire with this,” Shandra bragged. “I can cause some bad-ass destruction with this instrument of rock. You show me someone that can shoot fire out of their fingertips and then maybe I’ll be impressed.”
But the air guitar force isn’t impressed.
“They aren’t playing guitar either, it’s a plastic toy,” said Tony Fernandez, 23, a film production assistant and air guitar competitor. “Anyway, everyone plays air guitar. It’s just that we do it out in public.”
Lee Becker, a 21-year-old intern at Budweiser planning to compete tomorrow for a chance to go to the US Air Guitar finals in San Francisco on Aug. 8, takes a more philosophical view.
“We are performance artists,” he said. “I don’t know how to play real guitar, but that’s not relevant to my air guitar greatness.”
Becker’s plan for air supremacy involves bringing an element of sex to his show.
“I’ve been told that I have a rock star (butt),” he said. “I will be sporting a pair of tight jeans and I plan lots of pelvic thrusts and air humps.”
At 50 years old, Jeff Lyons of Somerville expects to be the oldest entrant in the air guitar competition. He makes no claims of sex appeal. He does, however, vow to take the top prize.
Variety reports that William Monahan has acquired the rights to Bruen's 'London Boulevard' and has nearly completed the script for the film, which will mark his directorial debut.
'London Boulevard' tells the story of a London criminal who tries to go straight by becoming a handyman for a reclusive actress.
No Fear Music Tour Lineup Announced Today: Bullet For My Valentine, Bleeding Through, Cancer Bats and Black Tide to Rock Clubs all Summer Long
has teamed up once again with Live Nation, the world's largest live music
company, to utilize the company's unparalleled national network of House of
Blues and other club-sized music venues to stage a nationwide club tour
with some of hard rock's hottest bands. This year's No Fear Music Tour
features Welsh hardcore-metal rockers Bullet For My Valentine and Orange
County aggro-death-core sextet Bleeding Through to clubs and theaters
across the country this summer, along with Cancer Bats and Black Tide on
select dates. The first leg of the tour features 23 dates kicking off July
14th in Milwaukee, WI through August 16th in Cleveland, OH, with additional
dates in September to be announced soon. Tickets go on sale beginning May
30th at http://www.LiveNation.com with additional information about the No
Fear Music Tour available at http://www.nofear.com.
"Last year we partnered up with House of Blues/Live Nation for our
inaugural No Fear Music Tour. No Fear couldn't be more pleased with the fan
support and its over all success. We are looking forward to reaching out to
our fans once again with this year's No Fear Music Tour," says Britt
Galland, Vice President of Marketing for No Fear.
"We are thrilled to be working with No Fear again this year to utilize
our unparalleled national network of clubs to bring the best emerging acts
in hard rock to fans around the country," said Live Nation's Kelly Kapp,
Vice President of Theater and Club Programming. "All of the bands on this
bill are helping to define today's metal scene. This tour is not to be
Bullet For My Valentine was named Kerrang's "Best British Newcomer" in
2005, won Metal Hammer's "Golden God Award in 2006, and graced the cover of
Revolver magazine's March 2008 issue, "The Future of Metal." The band's
debut album "The Poison," sold more than one-million copies worldwide and
over 400,000 copies in the U.S. alone. In support of the band's sophomore
release "Scream Aim Fire," released this past January, Bullet co-headlined
the Taste of Chaos tour earlier this year.
Having been dubbed an "Artist To Watch" by Spin magazine, Bleeding
Through was branded "The Future Of Metal" by Revolver magazine. Meanwhile
the band has journeyed from Ozzfest 2004 and MTV2's third annual
"Headbanger's Ball: The Tour" to a headlining run on the 2005's "Strhess
Tour," as well as a spot on the world famous Warped Tour. Now the Orange
County natives are gearing up for their only North American dates of 2008
and what promises to be one heaviest tours of the summer.
Cancer Bats are fresh off their latest worldwide release, Hail
Destroyer, and a European tour and will be joining the tour in support for
all July and August dates. Picking up where Cancer Bats left off is the
much buzzed about youth of Black Tide, the Miami teens who have caught the
eye of hard rock fans everywhere with their unique style of throw back
black metal reminiscent of Black Sabbath and Dio, taking the supporting
slot in August.
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NO FEAR MUSIC TOUR
Date City Venue
Mon-7-14-08 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Tue-7-15-08 Chicago, IL HOB
Wed-7-16-08 Minneapolis, MN Myth
Sat-7-19-08 Billings, MT Shrine
Mon-7-21-08 Spokane, WA The Big Easy
Tue-7-22-08 Seattle, WA Sodo
Wed-7-23-08 Portland, OR Roseland
Fri-7-25-08 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern
Sat-7-26-08 Las Vegas, NV HOB
Sun-7-27-08 San Diego, CA HOB
Tue-7-29-08 Phoenix, AZ Marquee
Thu-7-31-08 Dallas, TX HOB
Fri-8-1-08 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless
Sat-8-2-08 Austin, TX Stubbs
Tue-8-5-08 Baltimore, MD Rams Head
Wed-8-6-08 Atlantic City, NJ HOB AC
Fri-8-8-08 New York, NY Hammerstein
Sat-8-9-08 Hampton Beach Hampton Beach Casino
Mon-8-11-08 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Tue-8-12-08 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
Thu-8-14-08 Cleveland, OH HOB
Fri-8-15-08 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
Sat-8-16-08 Detroit, MI State Theatre
The newspaper wrongly claimed that Osbourne collapsed twice before the awards ceremony, which took place in Earl's Court in London in February.
The ruling was made in the London High Court, although Osbourne was not present to hear it.
The singer has indicated that the damages, the amount of which was undisclosed, will be donated to his wife Sharon Osbourne's colon cancer charity.
mega-gig in the Middle East.
The two superstars will perform in Dubai next week at The Festival, which
recently hosted a sell-out AKON show.
The gig will be Mariah's first live show since getting hitched to NICK
CANNON last week.
But if these snaps of the BLACK EYED PEAS star at Sunfest in West Palm
Beach, Florida are anything to go by, I'm sure she won't be out diva-ed.