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August 30, 2009Edit

In On 28 August 2009, after a fight between the Gallagher brothers backstage at the Rock-en-Seine festival near Paris, which involved Liam breaking Noel's guitar, their manager, Marcus Russell, announced the cancellation of the concert to a shocked audience just minutes before it was about to begin. Further announcements were also made by Russell, being the cancellation of the two concerts remaining of the European tour and also that the group "does not exist anymore".

Two hours later the following statement by Noel appeared on the band’s website:

"It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer." "Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan."

The band also cancelled their appearance at the V Festival in Chelmsford, Essex, last Sunday, claiming Liam was suffering from laryngitis. That was due to have been the last UK gig of the world tour, which began in Seattle 12 months ago.

Peggy Gallagher, mother of Liam and Noel, puts the recent bout of fights between the brothers down to tiredness from touring. “The funny thing is, they didn’t fight as children. They didn’t fight until they started the band”. She also told a newspaper that she is “convinced” the band will reunite.

Only time will tell…

External links:, Official site & Oasis Wikipedia16
Submitted by: Redxx

August 13, 2009Edit

Legendary guitarist Les Paul dies. (June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009)

The "father of the electric six-string" Les Paul has died, aged 94. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which "made the sound of rock and roll possible." He is survived by three sons, a daughter, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
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Submitted by: Notime2cry

The Stone Roses re-issue debut album

On the 20th anniversary of playing at Blackpool Empress Ballroom, the self titled album was re-issued in several new formats. The Stone Roses guitar based rock changed the style of music in the 90's and became an inspiration to many.
External link: & Official Site
Submitted by: Notime2cry

August 8, 2009Edit

40th Anniversary of Abbey Road album cover

It's 40 years since photographer Iain Macmillan photographed The Beatles walking across the zebra crossing on Abbey Road outside the Abbey Road Studios. Thousands of people went along to Abbey Road Studios to celebrate the occasion and replicate the image which became the iconic cover for the last album The Beatles recorded together. Members of the Sergeant Peppers Only Dart Board Band attempted to recreate the famous photo shot in the midst of complete chaos by lack of crowd control. The local police were completely caught off guard by the event and were only expecting around a 100 fans.
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Submitted by: Notime2cry

June 27, 2009Edit

The "King of Pop" is Dead

International pop music icon, recording artist, entertainer and businessman, Michael Jackson was found unconscious at his home about noon on Thursday, June 25, 2009. Although EMTs immediately responded, he was pronounced dead at the hospital, believed to be from a heart attack. He was 50 years of age.

Michael Jackson will be best remembered for his revolutionary videos such as "Thriller" (1982), and "Dangerous" (1991), as well as two Guinness World Records, including most successful entertainer of all time (with 13 Grammy Awards, 13 Number One single hits in a solo career, and sales of over 750 million in albums worldwide), and for having the Greatest Album of all time ("Thriller"). He will also be remembered for his trademark single sequined white glove and for the Moonwalk dance.

Michael Jackson was also inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: in 1997 he was inducted as a member of The Jackson 5, and in 2001, as a solo artist. In 2002, he was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. He has also received numerous awards for his contributions to the world of pop music, and for his numerous best selling albums.

External links: Find a Grave & Death of Michael Jackson Wikipedia16
Submitted by: Redxx

April 28, 2009Edit

American Idol Judges May Leave Show

Fox television this week faced an uncomfortable future when the two biggest stars on its Number 1-rated show "American Idol" openly discussed leaving, which experts said could send viewership plummeting in future seasons.

Paula Abdul, whose often quirky behavior has been a hot topic for years, told ABC News program "Nightline" that her contract ends after this season. And acid-tongued Simon Cowell, whom critics call the show's real star, gave several interviews in which he contemplated an exit when his deal ends next year. (More information at the link below)

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Submitted by: RainbowDragon

March 28, 2009Edit

Black Sabbath Goes Digital in the U.K.

The Black Sabbath back catalog to be made available for digital download and streaming services for the first time outside of North America from Monday (March 30th).

Universal Music Catalogue U.K. said in a statement that 18 titles will be available from download retailers and on streaming partners including Spotify, We7 and Napster. Ringtones of classics: "Paranoid," "War Pigs" and "Iron Man" will also be available for the first time.

"The Black Sabbath catalog is one of the most iconic catalogs to be missing from the digital market," said Brian Rose, managing director, commercial division of Universal Music U.K., in a statement.

"We are delighted that from March 30, music fans will finally be able to download and stream Black Sabbath's music from our digital partners. This is a significant step for us, and will be happening alongside the physical release of Paranoid) as a deluxe edition, showing our commitment to providing music fans with the very best both physically and digitally."

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Submitted by: RainbowDragon

February 28, 2009Edit

Warner Music's New Proposed ISP Plan

A few more details about Warner Music Group’s proposal to issue blanket music licenses to ISPs trickled out at the Digital Music Forum East conference this week, where industry consultant Jim Griffin — the man behind the plan — was a featured speaker.

According to published reports, Griffin, Managing Director of OneHouse LLC, said the bulk of the initiative is aimed at the university market under the banner of "Choruss". But exactly what "Choruss" will do depends on the campus. Griffin told attendees that "Choruss" will take different forms on different campuses, with each operating as a sort of business model laboratory where participating labels could experiment with different offers and prices. The results of these experiments could then be applied to public ISPs like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.

The overarching strategy, however, remains the same—offer: a blanket monthly per-student fee to cover the use of all music downloading taking place on college campuses including, and especially, P2P networks. Griffin said he expects the first implementations of the "Choruss" effort to begin in the upcoming academic school year with a handful of as-yet unnamed campuses.

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Submitted by: RainbowDragon

February 21, 2009Edit

Simon and Garfunkel planning to tour

It has been reported that Simon and Garfunkel are intending to tour together for the first time in five years. This news was revealed five days after a surprise appearance by Art Garfunkel at a Paul Simon concert in New York on Friday 13th February 2009.

External link: BBC News
Submitted by: Notime2cry

February 9, 2009Edit

51st Grammy's Robert Plant & Alison Krauss win the lion's share

So Robert Plant and Alison Krauss had a great night and Coldplay wouldn't seem to have any reason to complain either.

So do you know who was nominated and more importantly, who won?

Well thanks to Kiefer we do! See here.

External & 51st Grammy Awards Wikipedia16
Submitted by: Redxx

February 2, 2009Edit

Lynyrd Skynyrd Keyboardist Billy Powell Has Died

Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist Billy Powell died this morning (Jan. 28) at his home in Orange Park, Florida. He was 56.

According to the Associated Press, Powell called 911 around 12:55 a.m. this morning, saying he was having trouble breathing. Rescue crews arrived at the home but Powell was pronounced dead just before 2 a.m.

Orange Park Police Lt. Mark Cornett told the AP that Powell had missed an appointment yesterday for a cardiac evaluation.

Powell, whose fluid piano runs spiced such classic Skynyrd songs as "Freebird," "Call Me The Breeze" and "Sweet Home Alabama," and founding guitarist Gary Rossington were the only two surviving band members aboard the 1977 plane crash that killed singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and backup vocalist Cassie Gaines.

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Submitted by: RainbowDragon

January 27, 2009Edit

Billy Joel and Elton John Reunite For Face 2 Face Tour

The rumors are true. Beginning in March, Billy Joel and Elton John, will reunite for their Face 2 Face tour and continue the most successful and longest-running concert pairing in pop history.

"I love touring with Billy. I have the greatest respect for him and we're such good friends," Elton said. And "the great thing about performing with Elton is that he is such a good piano player and that makes me have to dig deep to keep up with him, not to mention I've got the best seat in the house-only one piano away from Elton John!" said Billy.

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Submitted by: RainbowDragon

Michael Jackson Taking Thriller To Theater

Michael Jackson will help develop his groundbreaking "Thriller" video into a musical theater production, producers said on Jan. 26. The theater production will recreate the tale of the 14-minute horror film spoof based on the title song. In the video, a young couple are on a date when the boy (played by Jackson) becomes a werewolf.

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Submitted by: RainbowDragon

January 19, 2009Edit

New Music Releases

The following albums are due to be released 20 January 2009:

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Submitted by: RainbowDragon

January 18, 2009Edit

YouTube Muting Sound On Warner Bros. Videos

Because of continued disagreements over royalties, Warner Music Group has demanded that all their music videos be pulled off the site.“Previously, when a music label or other rights owner issued a copyright claim to block audio, the video was automatically taken down,” YouTube said in a statement issued after the muting began. “Now we’ve added an additional choice."

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Submitted by: RainbowDragon

September 15, 2008Edit

Pink Floyd Founder Member Richard Wright Dies

Although he tended to be overshadowed by bandmates David Gilmour and Roger Waters, Pink Floyd keyboard player Richard Wright, who died on Monday September 15th, 2008, following a battle with cancer, was a vital part of the group's sonic explorations. He also co-wrote several of the Floyd’s strongest songs.

After learning of Rick's death Waters issued a statement in which he said, "It is hard to overstate the importance of his musical voice in the Pink Floyd of the '60s and '70s. The intriguing, jazz influenced, modulations and voicings so familiar in 'Us and Them' and 'Great Gig in the Sky,' which lent those compositions both their extraordinary humanity and their majesty, are omnipresent in all the collaborative work the four of us did in those times. Rick's ear for harmonic progression was our bedrock." Nick Mason said "The sound of Pink Floyd is more than the guitar, bass, and drum thing. Rick was the sound that knitted it all together." Gilmour said: "No-one can replace Richard Wright - he was my musical partner and my friend."

At the time of his death, Wright had been working on a new solo album, which was thought to comprise a series of instrumental pieces. "He was such a lovely, gentle, genuine man and will be missed terribly by so many who loved him," said Gilmour.

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Submitted by: Redxx

March 2, 2008Edit

Guitarist Jeff Healey Dies, Aged 41

On 2 March 2008, blind virtuoso electric guitarist and rock musician Jeff Healey died of cancer at St. Joseph's Health Centre in his home town of Toronto. He was 41. His death came a month before the release of his new album, Mess Of Blues, which was his first rock album in 8 years.

Healey is survived by his wife and two children.

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Submitted by: Redxx

September 12, 2007Edit

Kanye West Leads 50 Cent And Kenny Chesney After Huge Album-Release Day

Yesterday, September 11th, was a huge day for the music industry - with three major releases on the same day. Two of the top dogs in urban music and a leader in country sales each had major record releases. Early reports put Kanye West's Graduation on track to outsell both 50 Cent's Curtis, and Kenny Chesney's Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates.

This comes as somewhat of a surprise based on LyricWiki traffic which would put 50 Cent ahead of both West and Chesney. The race between Kanye and 50 will be close, but will no doubt be a very important battle. Unlike most rivalries where high-sales mean that both parties win, if 50's Curtis doesn't outsell Kanye's Graduation, 50 Cent has vowed to stop rapping entirely! After making this statement, 50 has been asked to confirm his intentions and has repeatedly stood by his claim.

Keep a close eye on all three of these albums - regardless of who comes out on top, it is sure to be an interesting month in the charts!

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Submitted by: Sean Colombo

August 22, 2007Edit

High School Musical 2 Takes Down The House

On August 17th, 17.24 million viewers tuned into the initial airing of High School Musical 2, making it the highest rated basic cable broadcast of all time.

If you've been hanging around this site over the past few days, you'll notice the buzz. Before songs were added, they were popping up on our list of requested songs, two songs ("You Are The Music In Me", and "Gotta Go My Own Way") have both made the iTunes Top 10 on our homepage, and contributors have been scrambling to add all of the lyrics on the High School Musical Cast page, as well as the redirects from the artists such as Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, and Gabriella & Troy.

Yet another exciting event affecting the LyricWiki community!

External Link: High School Musical 2 @ Wikipedia
Submitted by: Sean Colombo

August 16, 2007Edit

The King Is Dead

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the untimely demise of Elvis Presley.

Born Elvis Aaron Presley in Memphis, Tennessee, he had an eventful career. He paid $3.98 to record the demo which launched his career. He was extremely prolific and successful for decades, until weight problems and addiction to prescription drugs slowed him down. The last year of his career was an unfortunate contrast to the rest of his legacy. Due to his deteriorating health, he frequently forgot the words to songs, was much less mobile, and only gave short performances at which many fans complained that they could barely understand him.

He died of a drug overdose at the age of 42.

External Link: Elvis Presley @ Wikipedia
Submitted by: Sean Colombo

July 27, 2007Edit

The Singing Bee! Song Lyrics Hit Mainstream Television!

The number one show on TV right now is The Singing Bee hosted by Joey Fatone formerly of *NSYNC. Also on prime-time television, is Don't Forget the Lyrics! which is another game-show revolving around song lyrics in which the show plays part of a song, then the contestant has to sing a certain number of words that come next.

It's great to see that the rest of the world is getting a chance to enjoy lyrics as much as us!

External Links: Don't Forget the Lyrics! @ Wikipedia, &
Submitted by: Sean Colombo

June 8, 2007Edit

Rage Against The Machine Launch Mysterious Countdown

Rage Against The Machine have launched two mysterious countdowns on their website. The group, who reformed for this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, are displaying both clocks on The first countdown will end on June 11, while the second timer will finish on August 24.

Although the site gives no indication what the clocks are for, enterprising fans claim to have cracked its meaning. According to an update on Wikipedia, if users set the internal clocks on their computers forward to the deadlines, the site then reveals its meaning. The June 11 deadline will apparently reveal the website's purpose, while repeating the trick will also explain the later countdown.

"The website is registered to "Live Nation Worldwide, Inc.". "Live Nation" owns Alpine Valley Music Theatre, in East Troy, Wisconsin" explains Wikipedia. "By turning your PC clock forward to June 11 the website reveals that RATM will be playing a show there when the second countdown ends on August 24, 2007."

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Submitted by: Jeff Saul

U2 Working With Brian Eno Again

U2 have been working on new material in Morocco with Brian Eno, they have revealed. The group are understood to have been in Africa writing songs for the follow-up to 2004's How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. They have been joined by long-term collaborators Eno and Daniel Lanois, who have produced some of their most important recordings.

In an online posting, Bono explained how sessions were coming along. "We have no plans for the music yet. We're just going to make it until we can't not put it out!" Meanwhile, Larry Mullen commented on U2's official website: "It's the first time we've worked with Brian and Dan in a purely songwriting capacity. So it's very different, quite experimental and kind of liberating because of that."

The last "original" piece of music released by U2 was a collaboration with Green Day, "U2 And Green Day:The Saints Are Coming", a cover of The Skids' classic song, which was produced by Rick Rubin.

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Submitted by: Jeff Saul

New Music Releases

The following albums are due to be released June 12, 2007:

Submitted by: Jeff Saul

June 1, 2007Edit

'Sgt. Pepper': It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, The Fray and other popular rock groups have joined to record songs from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in honor of Friday's 40th anniversary of The Beatles' epochal album.

During the special recording session, which airs on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday, musician and audio engineer Geoff Emerick will work with the same equipment the Beatles used for their album.

"From a recording point of view, people have forgotten how groundbreaking it was given the recording technology at the time," said Jo Phillips, director of "10 Alps", the company commissioned to create the documentary. "Production capabilities were so limited. So much was up to the imagination of the producers."

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Submitted by: Jeff Saul

New Music Releases

This week is a great week for New Releases!
The following albums are due to be released June 5, 2007:

Submitted by: Jeff Saul

May 26, 2007Edit

New Music Releases

The following albums are due to be released May 29, 2007:

Submitted by: Jeff Saul

May 22, 2007Edit

Idol Finale Tonight

So the question of the day is: Who will win this year's American Idol contest and be added to the list of Idol winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, and Taylor Hicks? Will it be the creative, beat-boxing Blake Lewis, or the teen powerhouse Jordin Sparks? It will all depend on the votes they receive after they sing their 3 songs tonight: a song previously sung by the contestant, a song of the contestant's choice, and the winning song of the American Idol Songwriter Contest.

External links: Season 6 Elimination Chart @ Wikipedia and Washington Post
Submitted by: Kiefer

May 21, 2007Edit

New Music Releases

The following albums are due to be released tomorrow:

Submitted by: Kiefer

Linkin Park Tour Dates Announced

Tickets go on sale this Saturday for Linkin Park's festival style Projekt Revolution annual summer tour. The tour will involve ten other acts and perform in 29 cities across the United States and in Canada.

For more information on the tour as well as Linkin Park's latest album Minutes To Midnight see the external link below.

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Submitted by: Kiefer

Amy Winehouse Gets Married

British pop star Amy Winehouse quietly tied the knot with fiance Blake Fielder-Civil this past weekend. The ceremony was held at the Marriage License Bureau on Flagler Street in downtown Miami. No family members were present.

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Submitted by: Kiefer

Creed's Lead Singer Arrested In Florida

Scott Stapp, the 33-year-old leader singer of Creed, is being held without bail following domestic assault-related charges, according to a Palm Beach County jail official. No one was injured enough to warrant a visit to the hospital. Creed broke up as a group in 2004.

External links: & Scott Stapp @ Wikipedia
Submitted by: Kiefer

May 17, 2007Edit

Grey's Anatomy Season Finale

Thursday, May 17th is the Season Finale of Grey's Anatomy. This medical-drama is notorious for having a top-notch, eclectic soundtrack. It has it all: from contemporaries like The Fray, KT Tunstall and Snow Patrol to indie favorites like Gary Jules and the rapidly-rising Damien Rice. Watch the Season Finale tonight at 9pm EST to see what songs appear in the finale!

External links: & Grey's Anatomy @ Wikipedia
Submitted by: Sean Colombo

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