The Rock Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland opened the doors to it’s new library and archives on Jan 17th, which will provide fans and scholars alike access to historic tidbits relating to the history of Rock music. Rock treasures include everything from personal letters from Mick Jagger, Madonna and Aretha Franklin, a handwritten song list for a concert by Elvis Presley, to video of the Rolling Stones 1981-1982 tour.
The collection, which is housed in four-story, $12 million dollar building, includes more than 3,500 books, 1,400 audio recordings and 270 videos. The Library also houses many photos, albums and covers, oral histories, scrapbooks and more for the public’s viewing pleasure from top artists in the history of rock. Continue reading Rock Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland »
The cover girl is back & working on new material with a new label.
Madonna recently signed a three album deal with Universal Music Group’s Interscope for $3 million. The new contract is in addition to her ongoing 10 year contract with Live Nation (which she signed in 2007; potentially worth as much as $100 million). Madonna joins existing Interscope artists including Lady Gaga, P Diddy and 50 Cent.
Live Nation CEO Irving Azoff originally mentioned in Feburary that a marger could happen for the star sometime later in the year. ”Live Nation, prior to the merger, entered into some of these all-rights deals, so there are certain artists, Madonna being one of them, that there is a recorded-music strategy,” Azoff said. “Once she gets the album recorded, we’ll sit down with her and her manager, Guy Oseary, and figure out what’s best for the record. It has to start with the music.”
Continue reading Madonna Signs Three Album Deal with Universal/Interscope »
In a lengthy Twitter post, Britney shared, “I would describe it as moody, edgy pop with A LOT of energy. I co-wrote a couple of songs. I think it’s some of the best work I have ever done. There are a few mid-tempos that could be considered ballads. I have a lot of history with #MaxMartin and @TheDoctorLuke so it’s always fun to collaborate with them. They make such incredible music. I’m so excited and I can’t wait for you guys to hear it. I think its some of the best work I have ever done!”
She then went on to thanks her dedicated fan base for sticking with here through all the ups and downs of her career. “Just want to say that I really love you guys and can’t thank you enough for the support throughout my entire career,” Britney tweeted.
Continue reading Britney Shares Her Thoughts on ‘Femme Fatale’ »