worth noting: The past few weeks in music news
Mac guru Steve Jobs announced Apple’s plans to start selling the new iPod Touch last week, which is essentially an iPhone without a phone. The new iPod is completely touch-screen and has wi-fi Internet access, but at only 16GB capacity it runs with a $400 price tag. So, like most women, the new iPod is probably too expensive for you touch no matter how bad you want to.
On the charts this week, the “High School Musical 2″ soundtrack held on to number one for the third week straight, proving effectively the contract between Walt Disney and the Devil is still valid.
Bono, of U2 fame, has gotten off his high horse long enough to play the role of Dr. Robert in the new Beatles-inspired movie musical “Across the Universe.” In it, he will sing a rendition of “I Am the Walrus”. There, now you have no excuse to see this movie. Bono. Seriously?
Radiohead have finished recording their latest album, even though Thom Yorke said it won’t come out this year. I think it’s safe to say this will be your new favorite record ever and will change your life at least twice.
Bjork is releasing another new album before the year’s end / still gives me boners.
Rapper Yung Joc collected $100,000 based on a bet he made with his management team by losinh 35 pounds through cutting alcohol and late-night fast food binges. In case you’re curious that means that Yung Joc officially made $2,857 a pound last week.
The Game has been ordered to stand trial on three felony charges after he pulled a gun during a pickup basketball game at an educational center in Los Angeles. If the “Game” he takes his name after is who can be the most super ironically stupid person ever, then he is winning for sure.
The R. Kelly child pornography trial, which has been pending for FIVE years, has been postponed yet again because the prosecutor has had a baby. This marks the third major delay in the trial, which include such memorable events as when Kelly needed emergency surgery for a burst appendix on the original first day of trial and when the judge fell off a ladder, causing multiple fractures, last summer. The new date scheduled for the R. Kelly’s trial is on the release date of Chinese Democracy.
On a final note, famous opera singer Luciano Pavarotti died at the age of 71 due to complications from pancreatic cancer.
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