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by admin // Sunday, October 31, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Cee-Lo Green wanted to look 'heavy metal' by wearing spikes when he was younger.

The 'Forget You' soul singer said his early taste was very eclectic, and that he wanted to emulate the look of heavy metal bands by wearing spikes in his teenage years.

He said: "Rock 'n' roll always spoke to me. Judas Priest had the look that I liked- when I was young I wanted to wear spikes.

"I like things to be sincere and Black Sabbath was the most genuinely evil music that I heard."

Cee Lo also said heavy metal was his soundtrack of choice when he started taking drugs naming Black Sabbath's 1970 track 'Planet Caravan' as a particular favourite.

He added in an interview with Q magazine: "When I first started to smoke weed I fell in love with 'Planet Caravan'. But now I don't even smoke cigarettes. The only drug I enjoy, really, is ecstasy. I like it pure. Is it called MDMA? I like that."

by admin // Saturday, October 30, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

The Chemical Brothers want to collaborate with Noel Gallagher on his solo album.

The dance duo have worked with the rock star on two tracks - 'Setting Sun' and 'Let Forever Be' - and have also remixed songs for Oasis and insist they are ready to help him now he has left the band.

Tom Rowlands said: "It's up to Noel, we won't force ourselves upon him. But, obviously, we'd be up for it if we got the call, he's a great musician. It would be churlish not to see what the man had to say and what his ideas were."

The 'Hey Boy Hey Girl' hitmakers have also moved away from their electro roots to work on a film score for Joe Wright's new movie.

Tom admits it was great to be asked to contribute to the film - which is believed to be 'Indian Summer', which is based on the book 'Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire' by Alex von Tunzelmann - because it's a new challenge for him and bandmate Ed Simons.

Tom added to BANG Showbiz: "We're working on some music for Joe Wright's new film as well. He's got a movie coming out next year and we're working on the score for that. The music is going to be contemporary and it's heavy, it's brilliant. It's something different and exciting that we've been offered. It's fun to be able to do something that's completely different. When we work together to make music to play live or DJ with there's a different mindset to when a director says I've got this scene and I'm trying to communicate these feelings. It's interesting it makes music varied and fun."

The Chemical Brothers have also written and produced some music for Darren Aronofsky's new film 'Black Swan', which stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis as ballet dancers in a New York production of 'Swan Lake'.

by admin // Friday, October 29, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

The Kardashian sisters are releasing their own credit card.

The three siblings, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, have teamed up with Mobile Resource Card to bring out a pre-paid card emblazoned with their faces.

The card comes out on November 10 and Khloe admits she is very excited about the venture.

The 26-year-old star wrote on her blog: "Never thought I'd have my own face on a debit card, but I think it's pretty amazing we're going to be in so many people's wallets!"

The Mastercard also comes with a free Mobile Money account - which means card holders can transfer money between their accounts using their cell phone.

Kim, 30, wrote on her blog: "To me, the coolest thing about this pre-paid card is that when you get the card you also get a Mobile Money account for free and you can transfer your money between your accounts when you need it, using your phone. It's like having an ATM in your phone, LOL. No one likes going to banks and ATMs and we're constantly on our phones, so why not make it easy to manage your money from your mobile!? (sic)"

The three star sisters will launch the card on November 9 with a party at New York nightclub Pacha.

Meanwhile, Khloe has revealed she was mercilessly bullied at school.

The brunette star was called "fat" and "ugly" when she was growing up and admits she would have struggled to cope with the torment if it wasn't for the love and support of her sisters.

She said in an interview with Life and Style Weekly magazine: "Having someone in your class call you fat, ugly, too tall and so on, you start to think all those things about yourself. And, if you're like me, those words are played on repeat inside your head.

"But when I was at home, I felt loved and safe. My sisters were always a safe haven for me. I knew they would always play with me and make me feel like I was one of them."

 

by admin // Friday, October 29, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Eminem is in the studio with Dr. Dre.

The 'Love The Way You Lie' singer confirmed he was in the studio and working on a track with the hip hop producer, with whom he kick started his career in the 90s.

He revealed in an interview with Sirius radio in the US yesterday (10/28/2010): "I'm in the studio right now, still working. I would just say I'm in the studio with Dre right now, I'll just say that.

"He's in the next room. There's nothing going on right now, but pretty soon he'll play a beat and I might rap to it."

Although he wasn't clear what project he was working on, it is though he is contributing to Dr. Dre's long delayed 'Detox' album, which has long been speculated to be released this year, but was pulled from release for last minute revisions by Dre after tracks were leaked on the internet.

Although the album is shrouded in mystery, one of the producers who has worked on it, Nottz, said some of the tracks are so good, they made him want to quit making music.

He said: "We got a couple of other joints on there. I really do think it is gonna come out this time, like come on man. You have been recording for years, let's do this. He got records, he got records that will shut people down. Make you don't even want to do records no more. Like, aw man, I'm doing this for no reason. Its dudes like this that makes me want to just quit."

Dr. Dre has previously said he hopes to released new material before the end of the year.