Τρίτη, 3 Απριλίου 2012

Robin Gibb: My cancer is gone


Robin Gibb's son RJ says that his father has beaten his battle with cancer.
The 29-year-old son of the legendary Bee Gees star opened up to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper about the recent news.
He said that Robin told him from his hospital bed that he had received positive feedback from the doctors.
'It's gone, they can't see it no more. I've done it,' Robin, 62, told his son.
RJ revealed that he then hugged his father and held hands as they took in the information.
'I leant over the hospital bed and I kissed him on the forehead, looking him in the eyes and said, 'I love you.' It was the best news we could have hoped for.'
But RJ warned that the liver and colon cancer that Robin battled could come back at any time and he will have to keep going back for 'tests and check-ups.'
Robin was diagnosed last year, coming nine years after his twin brother Maurice died from complications of a twisted intestine at 53.

Rihanna: I'd love to play Whitney Houston


Rihanna has admitted that she would love to portray the late Whitney Houston in a movie about her life.
The 24-year-old says that the music icon, who died on February 11, was someone she 'looked up to.'
During a press conference for her upcoming movie Battleship in Japan today, Rihanna revealed that she was not in the running to play Whitney but she would be honoured to do it.
'I didn't get that call yet,' the Barbadian singer-turned-actress said. 'That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do because I would want to really pull it off.'
'That's a huge, huge role and whoever does it has to do a good job.'
Rihanna added that she admired the Bodyguard star and had the pleasure of meeting her.
'I met her at a Clive Davis party,' Rihanna shared. 'I love her. She's one of my big music icons, and I have always looked up to her.'
'My first song that I remember falling in love with was a Whitney Houston song ' I Will Always Love You. All of her music actually was played in my house, with Mariah Carey and Celine Dion.'
'It was really inspiring and it made me develop a passion for music, so really she's partly responsible for me being here in this industry.'
Rihanna says that if she doesn't get the Whitney role she wants to try her hand at 'different roles - maybe comedy next.'

Jennifer Lopez steamy display with toyboy


Jennifer Lopez gets to grips with her young lover Casper Smart in her new music video.
The 42-year-old performer is seen cavorting with the backing dancer in stills released from Dance Again, which will debut on American Idol on Thursday.
The pictures show the 24-year-old shirtless and blindfolded with the words 'Love is blind' written on the black cloth.
Casper then ties the blindfold around the mother-of-two's eyes for the provocative shoot.
'Nobody knows what I'm feeling inside, I find it so stupid, So why should I hide, That I love to make love to you baby,' are some of the lyrics to the song.
The couple have been dating for a few months following Jennifer's split from estranged husband Marc Anthony.
Casper and Jennifer have been seen all over the world together and the Hollywood star, who has been married three times, is said to be head over heels for him.
'There is a lot of love between [them],' a source close to the pair told People magazine. 'He treats her like a queen.'
This is not the first time that Jennifer has had a lover in one of her videos. Her ex-fiancé Ben Affleck made a cameo in Jenny From the Block.

Florence + The Machine release exclusive track to MTV Unplugged

MTV today announced divine songstress Florence + The Machine, made famous by her breathtaking 2010 MTV Video Music Awards performance, will be featured in the premiere episode of the GrammyΒ�- and EmmyΒ�-winning series 'Unplugged' when it returns on Saturday 21st April at 9pm on MTV Music. 

To celebrate, an exclusive song 'Cosmic Love', that won't be seen on the programme, is available online now here. An additional song will be added to the site on Monday 9th April.

Filmed at the historic Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art, a former gothic revival synagogue in New York's lower east side dating back to 1849, the 'Unplugged' performance features Florence Welch's signature powerful vocals with selections spanning her debut album 'Lungs' and sophomore set, 'Ceremonials, ' including 'Dogs Days Are Over,' 'Shake It Out,' 'What The Water Gave Me,' 'No Light, No Light,' ' Drumming Song,' 'Only if For a Night,' and 'Breaking Down'. 

The 10-song-set also includes a stirring cover of Otis Redding's 'Try a Little Tenderness,' as well as a special appearance from Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) who duets on a cover of the Johnny Cash/June Carter classic 'Jackson.'

'MTV Unplugged was a truly amazing experience for me, such an honor to perform in such a beautiful place,' said Florence Welch.

Feeder bassist cooks up a stir with new food website

Not content with fingering the fret-board of his bass guitar for Feeder, one of Britain's biggest rock bands, Taka Hirose's digits are clearly in other pies too. Taka's website 'Cook Me Japanese' differs from ordinary Japanese food recipe books as he offers you his own take on 'everyday simple Japanese food that you can make cheaply and easily'. Forget standing in a foreign supermarket feeling lost, www.cookmejapanese.com is the perfect way to create your favourite restaurant dish in the comfort of your own home. 

From basic to more adventurous Japanese food, Chicken Katsu to Turkey and Tofu meatballs, Taka has provided for everyone needing to widen their Japanese cooking skills. With no strict measurements in the recipes given, www.cookmejapanese.com acts as guidance to find your own way of creating mouth watering Japanese dishes, with photos taken by Taka himself to show how it's done.

'Cook Me Japanese' is a website that provides an oriental experience for those who want to try something new. Taka provides his own personal soundtrack (via an embedded Spotify player) from the likes of Curtis Mayfield, James Brown and Kool & the Gang ' funk is the special ingredient in Taka's food.

British rock institution Feeder return with 'Generation Freakshow' - their 8th studio album on April 23rd. Classic Feeder with an updated twist, the album is twelve tracks of masterfully-crafted, fresh sounding strong songs, drawing from metal, grunge, punk and classic rock - absorbed and melded together as unmistakably Feeder.

Ultravox to release first studio album in 28 years

EMI are proud to announce the return of Ultravox with their first studio album in 28 years. 

Following on from the sold-out Return To Eden reformation shows in 2009, the classic Ultravox line-up has recorded a 12-track collection of brand new songs which will be released on May 28th ahead of a full UK tour in September and October.

Dramatic, passionate and truly epic in scale and sound, 'Brilliant' is not only a prescient reminder of how great this reborn band are, but an exciting and vital addition to an extraordinary catalogue of music which today sounds more current and influential than ever. 

Emerging from the new wave and electro scenes of the late 70's, Ultravox fashioned a form of electronic rock music that was uniquely powerful and delivered massive hits though the 1980's such as 'Hymn', 'Dancing With Tears In My Eyes', 'The Voice', 'Reap The Wild Wind', 'Love's Great Adventure', 'We Came To Dance' and of course the timeless and atmospheric 'Vienna'.

'Brilliant' sees Ultravox expanding their classic sonic template and reminding us of their strength as songwriters of the highest calibre. Full details of the album will be revealed soon along with the thirteen-date tour they will be embarking on later this year.