Kanye West: ‘I Want to Build Amusement Parks’Rapper Also Says He Wants to Build Life-Changing Entertainment Experiences and Cities…

Kanye West has revealed that he wants to build a theme park.

Speaking at the launch of his experimental short film Cruel Summer in Cannes last week, the rapper also said that after his multiple Grammy wins, he wants to move onto greater things, GQ reports. He said:

What I want to do post-Grammys is I want to work on cities, I want to work on amusement parks, I want to change entertainment experiences or life.

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Kanye West: ‘I Want to Build Amusement Parks’
Rapper Also Says He Wants to Build Life-Changing Entertainment Experiences and Cities…

Kanye West has revealed that he wants to build a theme park.

Speaking at the launch of his experimental short film Cruel Summer in Cannes last week, the rapper also said that after his multiple Grammy wins, he wants to move onto greater things, GQ reports. He said:

What I want to do post-Grammys is I want to work on cities, I want to work on amusement parks, I want to change entertainment experiences or life.

More via NME

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MySpace Set for Relaunch at the End of the YearSocial Networking Site’s New Owners Keen for a New Focus on Entertainment…
MySpace is preparing for a relaunch at the end of this year.

According to Music Week, the site’s owners have been putting out feelers with advertising agencies with a view to relaunch the site by the end of the year.

The ailing social media site was bought last June for $35 million by online advertising Specific Media. Justin Timberlake also invested cash in the company as part of the deal with a view to take a significant role in the site’s new direction.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp originally bought the site for $580m in 2005. After the purchase, the site saw a significant decline in visitors and Murdoch labeled the purchase a mistake. (More via SPIN…)

MySpace Set for Relaunch at the End of the Year
Social Networking Site’s New Owners Keen for a New Focus on Entertainment…

MySpace is preparing for a relaunch at the end of this year.

According to Music Week, the site’s owners have been putting out feelers with advertising agencies with a view to relaunch the site by the end of the year.

The ailing social media site was bought last June for $35 million by online advertising Specific Media. Justin Timberlake also invested cash in the company as part of the deal with a view to take a significant role in the site’s new direction.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp originally bought the site for $580m in 2005. After the purchase, the site saw a significant decline in visitors and Murdoch labeled the purchase a mistake. (More via SPIN…)

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Did Green Day Perform at Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Wedding?
Video Footage Emerges Which Appears to Show Billie Joe Armstrong Play ‘Last Night on Earth’ for the Couple…

Video footage has emerged which appears to show Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong performing at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s wedding.

The video, posted on TMZ, features a sound recording which seems to be Armstrong performing Green Day’s ‘Last Night on Earth’ for the Facebook founder and his wife Priscilla Chan.

“Mark wanted me to play this song,” the voice says. “This song is one that I wrote for my wife of 18 years — it better be for her, or I’d be in deep trouble. This song is called ‘Last Night on Earth’. Armstrong married his wife Adrienne Nesser in 1994. (More via NME…)

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50 Cent: ‘Eminem Told Me I Couldn’t Die Because I Ate a Bad Burger’Rapper Was Hospitalized with Stomach Pains Earlier This Week…

50 Cent has revealed that Eminem told him that he couldn’t die because he ate a bad burger.

The rapper was admitted to hospital earlier this week with stomach pains after he consumed the tainted snack but was able to avoid surgery and has since revealed on Twitter that he is “feeling better”, and should be released soon.

MTV reports that the hip-hop star received a phone call from his old cohort Eminem who told him that, after he survived being shot nine times in 2000, people wouldn’t be impressed if he was killed by some dodgy meat.

"I’m in a dead serious moment like, ‘Damn, I don’t believe this is happenin’ rght now,’" he said, before recounting his conversation with Eminem:

He goes, ‘Yo Fif, you were shot nine times man if you die over a burger, this shit ain’t gonna go right. People ain’t gonna be feelin’ this.’

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50 Cent: ‘Eminem Told Me I Couldn’t Die Because I Ate a Bad Burger’
Rapper Was Hospitalized with Stomach Pains Earlier This Week…

50 Cent has revealed that Eminem told him that he couldn’t die because he ate a bad burger.

The rapper was admitted to hospital earlier this week with stomach pains after he consumed the tainted snack but was able to avoid surgery and has since revealed on Twitter that he is “feeling better”, and should be released soon.

MTV reports that the hip-hop star received a phone call from his old cohort Eminem who told him that, after he survived being shot nine times in 2000, people wouldn’t be impressed if he was killed by some dodgy meat.

"I’m in a dead serious moment like, ‘Damn, I don’t believe this is happenin’ rght now,’" he said, before recounting his conversation with Eminem:

He goes, ‘Yo Fif, you were shot nine times man if you die over a burger, this shit ain’t gonna go right. People ain’t gonna be feelin’ this.’

Read More via NME

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Nas added to BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend BillRapper Will Headline the 1Xtra Stage at the June Event…

Nas has been added to the line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend event, a huge outdoor festival set to take place this summer to celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games.

The event will take place on London’s Hackney Marshes on June 23–24 and will hold up to 100,000 people. Rihanna will headline the event’s second night (June 24), with Jay-Z closing the show on the event’s opening night (June 23).

Nas will headline the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage at the event on the Sunday (June 24). He joins the likes of Florence and The Machine, Lana Del Rey, Enter Shikari and Plan B in appearing on that day, with one ‘Special Guest’ still left to be confirmed. (More at NME…)

Nas added to BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend Bill
Rapper Will Headline the 1Xtra Stage at the June Event…

Nas has been added to the line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend event, a huge outdoor festival set to take place this summer to celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games.

The event will take place on London’s Hackney Marshes on June 23–24 and will hold up to 100,000 people. Rihanna will headline the event’s second night (June 24), with Jay-Z closing the show on the event’s opening night (June 23).

Nas will headline the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage at the event on the Sunday (June 24). He joins the likes of Florence and The Machine, Lana Del Rey, Enter Shikari and Plan B in appearing on that day, with one ‘Special Guest’ still left to be confirmed. (More at NME…)

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Keane: ‘It’s Our Job to Fight Against Mindless, Temporary Pop’Tom Chaplin Believes ‘We’re Living In the Simon Cowell Generation’…

Keane frontman Tom Chaplin has given his views on the current state of mainstream pop and has said he and his bandmates see it as their jobs to “fight against mindless, temporary pop”.

The band celebrated their fifth album Strangeland entering the UK album chart at Number One yesterday (May 13) and Chaplin said he viewed scoring a Number One album as a triumph in today’s “Simon Cowell generation”.

Asked whether it meant more to the band to have scored a Number One album now than ever before, Chaplin said: “It does mean more. It’s a relief that people are still willing to listen to music like ours, because it’s clearly becoming a rarer thing. It feels to me like when we first started out in 2004, there were loads of bands and over the years they’ve all fallen by the way side.” (More at NME…)

Keane: ‘It’s Our Job to Fight Against Mindless, Temporary Pop’
Tom Chaplin Believes ‘We’re Living In the Simon Cowell Generation’…

Keane frontman Tom Chaplin has given his views on the current state of mainstream pop and has said he and his bandmates see it as their jobs to “fight against mindless, temporary pop”.

The band celebrated their fifth album Strangeland entering the UK album chart at Number One yesterday (May 13) and Chaplin said he viewed scoring a Number One album as a triumph in today’s “Simon Cowell generation”.

Asked whether it meant more to the band to have scored a Number One album now than ever before, Chaplin said: “It does mean more. It’s a relief that people are still willing to listen to music like ours, because it’s clearly becoming a rarer thing. It feels to me like when we first started out in 2004, there were loads of bands and over the years they’ve all fallen by the way side.” (More at NME…)

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Adele Becomes Fourth British Artist in Five Years to Top Global Sales Charts'21' Singer Follows Coldplay, Amy Winehouse and Susan Boyle in Achieving Globe-Straddling Achievement…

UK artists took almost 13 per cent of all global sales of recorded music in 2011, according to figures released today from the British Phonographic Industry.

British acts claimed 12.6 per cent of global music sales in 2011, up from 11.8 per cent in 2010, accounting for one in eight of all artist albums sold.

Sales were boosted by Adele, who became the fourth British artist in five years to achieve the best-selling album in the world – following Amy Winehouse, Coldplay and Susan Boyle in previous years.

The singer’s second album ‘21’ has sold 18 million copies, accounting for 1.6 per cent of all albums sold worldwide. Her debut album ‘19’ became the sixth biggest seller in the world last year, three years after its original release. (Read More at NME…)

Adele Becomes Fourth British Artist in Five Years to Top Global Sales Charts
'21' Singer Follows Coldplay, Amy Winehouse and Susan Boyle in Achieving Globe-Straddling Achievement…

UK artists took almost 13 per cent of all global sales of recorded music in 2011, according to figures released today from the British Phonographic Industry.

British acts claimed 12.6 per cent of global music sales in 2011, up from 11.8 per cent in 2010, accounting for one in eight of all artist albums sold.

Sales were boosted by Adele, who became the fourth British artist in five years to achieve the best-selling album in the world – following Amy Winehouse, Coldplay and Susan Boyle in previous years.

The singer’s second album ‘21’ has sold 18 million copies, accounting for 1.6 per cent of all albums sold worldwide. Her debut album ‘19’ became the sixth biggest seller in the world last year, three years after its original release. (Read More at NME…)

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Courtney Love: ‘I’ve Invited Lindsay Lohan to Join My Spiritual Chanting Group’
Controversial Hole Rocker Says the Exercise Helps Her Keep Out of Trouble…

Courtney Love has revealed that she has invited actress Lindsay Lohan to join her spiritual chanting group.

Both the Hole rocker and the Hollywood actress are renowned for courting controversy, with Love recently hitting the headlines for allegedly relinquishing control of her late husband Kurt Cobain’s image as well as apologizing to her teenage daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, for claiming Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl tried to seduce her.

In an interview with Access Hollywood, however, the singer said that chanting was like a “religion” to her and helped keep her out of trouble, and also claimed that Lohan would be attending her next meeting.

She said:

I chant. You can tell when I’m not doing it, I get in trouble and then [when] I am doing it, I don’t get in trouble. It’s really, really good for me. So, that’s my religion.

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Beyonce Sued for $100 Million by Video Game CompanyUS Judge Gives Gate Five the Go-Ahead to Take Legal Action Against ‘4’ Singer…

A US judge has given a video game company permission to sue Beyonce for $100 million, according to reports.

The New York Post reports that Manhattan judge Charles Ramos has given software developer Gate Five the go-ahead to proceed with their lawsuit against the 4 superstar, after she allegedly pulled out of a deal to create a motion sensing computer game. (Read More at NME…)

Beyonce Sued for $100 Million by Video Game Company
US Judge Gives Gate Five the Go-Ahead to Take Legal Action Against ‘4’ Singer…

A US judge has given a video game company permission to sue Beyonce for $100 million, according to reports.

The New York Post reports that Manhattan judge Charles Ramos has given software developer Gate Five the go-ahead to proceed with their lawsuit against the 4 superstar, after she allegedly pulled out of a deal to create a motion sensing computer game. (Read More at NME…)

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Prince Harry to Become Reggae DJ After Meeting Bob Marley’s Widow in Jamaica?… 

Prince Harry is reportedly keen to become a reggae music DJ, following a recent trip to Jamaica during which he met Bob Marley’s widow and member of his vocal backing group, the I Threes, Rita.

According to The Sun, the royal has been adding to his already large house music vinyl collection with reggae records from ‘specialist online stores’. Harry has apparently been having lessons in mixing records from a DJ friend.

A source spoke to the tabloid, saying: “Harry has always been interested in music, but Jamaica was a real eye opener. He started looking into reggae as soon as he got back to the UK… Meeting Rita Marley was a great inspiration too. She seems to have had a big impact on him.” (Read More at NME…)

Prince Harry to Become Reggae DJ After Meeting Bob Marley’s Widow in Jamaica?…

Prince Harry is reportedly keen to become a reggae music DJ, following a recent trip to Jamaica during which he met Bob Marley’s widow and member of his vocal backing group, the I Threes, Rita.

According to The Sun, the royal has been adding to his already large house music vinyl collection with reggae records from ‘specialist online stores’. Harry has apparently been having lessons in mixing records from a DJ friend.

A source spoke to the tabloid, saying: “Harry has always been interested in music, but Jamaica was a real eye opener. He started looking into reggae as soon as he got back to the UK… Meeting Rita Marley was a great inspiration too. She seems to have had a big impact on him.” (Read More at NME…)

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fun. to Set Up Marriage Equality Group?…

fun. have revealed that they plan to set up a not-for-profit, same-sex marriage group and help out the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

The ‘We Are Young’ trio want to cash in on their new found fame by hoping to establish the marriage equality organization. While the three members of the group are straight, they feel they are in a position where people will listen to what they have to say on the matter.

Speaking to the Washington Post, guitarist Jack Antonoff explained why he believes marriage equality to be the defining issue of our time.

He said:

We’re firm believers in the idea that if you’re not talking about it, you’re part of the problem. We realise we have an audience, and it would be a real shame to waste it.

Read More at NME…

fun. to Set Up Marriage Equality Group?…

fun. have revealed that they plan to set up a not-for-profit, same-sex marriage group and help out the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

The ‘We Are Young’ trio want to cash in on their new found fame by hoping to establish the marriage equality organization. While the three members of the group are straight, they feel they are in a position where people will listen to what they have to say on the matter.

Speaking to the Washington Post, guitarist Jack Antonoff explained why he believes marriage equality to be the defining issue of our time.

He said:

We’re firm believers in the idea that if you’re not talking about it, you’re part of the problem. We realise we have an audience, and it would be a real shame to waste it.

Read More at NME

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Chris Brown to Launch His Own Range of Toys ‘Dum English’…

Controversy magnet Chris Brown has attempted to soften his public image by launching a range of toys.

The singer was sentenced to five years probation following his assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, and earlier this year a court rejected his plea to end it early, but he is now trying to score some more positive media attention, reports Billboard.

The singer, who also bizarrely advertised two pitbull puppies for sale earlier this week, has collaborated with artist Ron English to launch the range, which is fittingly called Dum English.

Among Dum English’s offerings will be a toy necklace chain, which retails for $75 and a 10”vinyl figure, which will cost $140. They will also try and flog four-foot life-size fiberglass sculptures for a staggering $20,000. (Read More at NME…)

Chris Brown to Launch His Own Range of Toys ‘Dum English’…

Controversy magnet Chris Brown has attempted to soften his public image by launching a range of toys.

The singer was sentenced to five years probation following his assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, and earlier this year a court rejected his plea to end it early, but he is now trying to score some more positive media attention, reports Billboard.

The singer, who also bizarrely advertised two pitbull puppies for sale earlier this week, has collaborated with artist Ron English to launch the range, which is fittingly called Dum English.

Among Dum English’s offerings will be a toy necklace chain, which retails for $75 and a 10”vinyl figure, which will cost $140. They will also try and flog four-foot life-size fiberglass sculptures for a staggering $20,000. (Read More at NME…)

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Santigold: ‘Meditation Cured My Writer’s Block’…

Santigold has said she was cured of her writer’s block after trying transcendental meditation.

The ‘Big Mouth Singer’ was told by TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek that meditation might help her overcome her affliction and gain more confidence, according to The Scotsman.

She told the newspaper:

All of a sudden I was the most confident person in the world.

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Santigold: ‘Meditation Cured My Writer’s Block’…

Santigold has said she was cured of her writer’s block after trying transcendental meditation.

The ‘Big Mouth Singer’ was told by TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek that meditation might help her overcome her affliction and gain more confidence, according to The Scotsman.

She told the newspaper:

All of a sudden I was the most confident person in the world.

Read More at NME

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Noel Gallagher’s ‘High Flying Birds’ Score Highest-Selling Vinyl Single of Record Store Day 2012…

Noel Gallagher’s ‘High Flying Birds’ scored the highest-selling vinyl single of this year’s Record Store Day, which organizers have said is set to break all previous sales records.

The ex-Oasis leader’s new EP ‘Songs From The Great White North’ edged Arctic Monkeys’ new track ‘R U Mine?’ into second and Sex Pistols’ re-release of their classic 1977 track ‘Anarchy In The UK’ into third in the vinyl singles chart. A picture disc of David Bowie’s ‘Starman’ and Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Rocky Ground’ completed the top 5.

More than 300 artists offered up new vinyl releases to coincide with Saturday’s (April 21) celebrations, with new material, cover versions, rare tracks and studio outtakes all released. (Read More at NME…)

Noel Gallagher’s ‘High Flying Birds’ Score Highest-Selling Vinyl Single of Record Store Day 2012…

Noel Gallagher’s ‘High Flying Birds’ scored the highest-selling vinyl single of this year’s Record Store Day, which organizers have said is set to break all previous sales records.

The ex-Oasis leader’s new EP ‘Songs From The Great White North’ edged Arctic Monkeys’ new track ‘R U Mine?’ into second and Sex Pistols’ re-release of their classic 1977 track ‘Anarchy In The UK’ into third in the vinyl singles chart. A picture disc of David Bowie’s ‘Starman’ and Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Rocky Ground’ completed the top 5.

More than 300 artists offered up new vinyl releases to coincide with Saturday’s (April 21) celebrations, with new material, cover versions, rare tracks and studio outtakes all released. (Read More at NME…)

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Metallica: ‘We’d Love to Play Glastonbury’…

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich has admitted the band would love to headline Glastonbury.

The sticksman, whose band will be touring Europe this summer playing their 1991 self-titled album, commonly known as ‘The Black Album’, from start to finish, told NME that they if Michael Eavis ever wanted to book them they’d be more than up for it.

Asked if they’d like to headline Glastonbury, Ulrich said: “We’ve never played Glastonbury. I don’t know if Michael would ever invite a harder rock band to play. It’s something I would love to do at some point. We love playing, we love connecting with people, and you want to try to do that in as many situations as possible. Mid-May to September in Europe, it doesn’t get better than that.” (Read More at NME…)
Metallica: ‘We’d Love to Play Glastonbury’…

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich has admitted the band would love to headline Glastonbury.

The sticksman, whose band will be touring Europe this summer playing their 1991 self-titled album, commonly known as ‘The Black Album’, from start to finish, told NME that they if Michael Eavis ever wanted to book them they’d be more than up for it.

Asked if they’d like to headline Glastonbury, Ulrich said: “We’ve never played Glastonbury. I don’t know if Michael would ever invite a harder rock band to play. It’s something I would love to do at some point. We love playing, we love connecting with people, and you want to try to do that in as many situations as possible. Mid-May to September in Europe, it doesn’t get better than that.” (Read More at NME…)

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