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by Unknown // Tuesday, November 27, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Maroon 5's Adam Levine & 50 Cent perform on The Voice

Kicking off the show before giving way to The Voice Top Eight last night, Adam Levine and 50 Cent pumped up the crowd with a performance of their new collaboration, "My Life."

Whether it's for integration or ratings stunts, The Voice is a wonderful home designed to boost singles sales on iTunes charts, especially for the show's coaches. Last week, coaches Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera performed. This week, it was Maroon 5's  Adam Levine and rapper 50 Cent; Eminem, who also appears in the studio cut, did not appear.

The song is off 50 Cent's new album, Street King Immortal, which will be available in time for the holidays.

What do you think of the track?
 

by Unknown // Tuesday, November 13, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Jim James - Solo Album

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has announced that he will release a full-length solo debut LP, Regions of Light and Sound of God.

According to Pitchfork, James plays every instrument and oversaw all of the engineering. James cites Lynd Ward's 1929 graphic novel God's Man as his primary influence.

"I wanted the album to sound like it came from a different place in time. Perhaps sounding as if it were the past of the future, if that makes any sense - like a hazy dream that a fully-realized android or humanoid capable of thought might have when it reminisces about the good old days of just being a simple robot," James said in a press release.

This isn't Jim James' first time venturing away from the MMJ crew. In 2009 he release a solo EP as Yim Yames, and that year he also released Monsters of Folk - a collaboration with M. Ward and Conor Oberst.

The album is due out February 5, 2013 via ATO.

The first single "Know Til Now" is available now. It sounds like James might be venturing back to the spacey, experimental sound that My Morning Jacket channeled in Z. Hear it now by watching the video below:

by Unknown // Monday, November 12, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

During an interview with BBC Radio 1 recently, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme revealed that Dave Grohl has been tapped to drum on the band's new studio album.

Grohl previously drummed on the band's 2002 critical and commercial blockbuster Songs For The Deaf and collaborated with Homme for Them Crooked Vultures in 2009-10. Homme said that he considered Grohl the only man for the job after the departure of Joey Castillo.

According to Queens of the Stone Age's Twitter account, the new album will be out prior to their appearance at the UK Download Festival in June.