• New D'Angelo Single Hits iTunes

    Ott 1 2008, 22:45

    September 30, 2008 , 6:45 PM ET

    Gail Mitchell, L.A.
    D'Angelo has prefaced the spring 2009 release of his third album with a new buzz single. "I Found My Smile Again," a remake of the tune D'Angelo originally recorded for the 1996 "Space Jam" soundtrack, became available exclusively via iTunes today (Sept. 30).

    "The song is something that's very close to him," manager Lindsay Guion tells Billboard.com exclusively. Alluding to D'Angelo's problems stemming from a 2005 arrest for drunk driving and drug possession, Guion adds, "He's able to smile again and he's ready to connect [with fans]. He's coming back. And he looks great, by the way."

    The iTunes releases follows news of a Q-Tip song featuring D'Angelo, "I Believe," that was leaked online today. D'Angelo went into the studio with Q-Tip a couple of years ago to record the track. While the song is slated to appear on Q-Tip's own upcoming album, "The Renaissance" (Universal Motown, Nov. 4), Guion isn't sure yet if it will also be featured on D'Angelo's new album via J Records/RCA Music Group.

    Guion did confirm that D'Angelo is in a Los Angeles studio working on his album, collaborating with Raphael Saadiq, ?uestlove and Roy Hargrove, among others.

    D'Angelo has largely fallen off the musical map since 2000's "Voodoo," which has sold 1.7 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its single "Untitled (How Does It Feel)," hit No. 2 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart and No. 25 on the Hot 100.

    Source: Billboard

    You can listen to "I Believe" by Q-Tip featuring D'Angelo right here:
  • 10 artists, 3 questions

    Giu 7 2006, 23:09

    Post your top ten bands/artists, the first song you heard of theirs, the song that made you fall in love, and your current favorite.

    1. Michael Jackson
    First Song: i have NO idea! i grew up hearing his songs, we all did!
    Fell in love because of: probably Stranger in Moscow
    Current favorite: I've gotta be me

    2. The Jackson 5
    First Song: Dancing Machine
    Fell in love because of: Soulsation (the whole box set)
    Current favorite: A Fool For You

    3. Fred Astaire
    First Song: They Can't Take That Away From Me
    Fell in love because of: same
    Current favorite: Dancing In The Dark

    4. The Roots
    First Song: You Got Me
    Fell in love because of: The Next Movement
    Current favorite: Double Trouble

    5. Pen of Chaos
    First Song: Troll Farceur & Elfe Farci
    Fell in love because of: La répétition
    Current favorite: Les épées Durandil

    6. Noir Désir
    First Song: Tostaky
    Fell in love because of: Un Jour En France
    Current favorite: Comme elle vient

    7. Erykah Badu
    First Song: You Got Me
    Fell in love because of: Bag Lady
    Current favorite: Danger

    8. Mos Def
    First Song: UMI Says
    Fell in love because of: UMI Says
    Current favorite: Double Trouble

    9. Jackie Wilson
    First Song: Reet petite
    Fell in love because of: Reet petite
    Current favorite: Lonely Teardrops

    10. Stevie Wonder
    First Song: same as michael jackson, too many songs
    Fell in love because of: Part-Time Lover
    Current favorite: You Haven't Done Nothing
  • anotherrrr survey! im comin back!

    Giu 2 2006, 8:14

    Which bands/artist do you own the most albums by?
    Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5

    What was the last song you listened to?

    What's in your CD player right now?
    a cd-r i made myself with rare and unreleased songs by The Jackson 5

    What's your favorite local band/group?
    Bell Oeil

    What was the last show you attended?
    i think Bell Oeil

    What was the greatest show you've ever been to?
    Michael Jackson

    What's the shittiest show you've ever been to?
    hmmm dont remember

    What's the most musically involved you have ever been?
    ive been a music addict since age 11 or 12.

    What show are you looking forward to?
    Les Vilains Clowns - a local band i discovered on the internet, now i want to see them live!

    What is your favorite band shirt?
    my Michael Jackson Olodum shirts but i gave them to my bro.

    What musician would you like to hang out with for a day?
    Michael Jackson

    Who is one musician or group you wish would make a comeback?
    Michael Jackson, Noir Désir

    Who is one band/artist you've never seen live but always wanted to?
    The Jackson 5 but they're too old now lol

    Name 5 of your favorite songs of all time?

    Name 5 flawless albums:
    hmmm.... i don't know any.

    How many music related videos/DVDs do you own?

    How many concerts/shows have you been to, total?
    i have no idea.

    Who have you seen the most live?
    i've seen everyone once

    What is your favorite movie soundtrack?
    Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas

    What was your last musical "phase" before you wisened up?
    90's music

    What's your "guilty pleasure" that you hate to admit to liking?
    i'm proud of everything i like.

    What album have you purchased the most copies of?
    Invincible -________________-

    Who is your favorite musician?
    Ben Harper
  • fun game

    Mar 8 2006, 7:35

    Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle. Say the following questions aloud and press play. Use the song titles as your answers. NO CHEATING!

    How does the world see me?
    Song: In The Morning
    Artist: Kelis
    Comments: well not the best time to see me :/

    Will I have a happy life?
    Song: Happy Ending
    Artist: Swing Out Sister
    Comments: better than nothing

    What do my friends really think of me?
    Song: How Does It Feel
    Artist: Anita Baker
    Comments: ...

    Do people secretly lust after me?
    Song: No.1 Fan
    Artist: Ginuwine
    Comments: woohooo i have fans!

    How can I make myself happy?
    Song: Mr Wrong
    Artist: Sade
    Comments: err...

    What should I do with my life?
    Song: Turtle Walk
    Artist: John Coltrane
    Comments: does it mean i should go more slowly in life? err i'm already someone slow

    Why should life be full of so much pain?
    Song: Love Of My Life Worldwide
    Artist: Erykah Badu
    Comments: that's because of the love of my life!
    makes sense actually!

    How can I maximize my pleasure during sex?
    Song: Raw Addict
    Artist: Jaylib
    Comments: hmmm hmmm

    Will I ever have children?
    Song: Growing Old
    Artist: Cody ChesnuTT
    Comments: well yeah i will grow old but with or without children??

    Will I die happy?
    Song: Muddy Waters / You Need Love
    Artist: DJ Danger Mouse
    Comments: ok so i need to be loved when i'll die to die happy. makes sense.

    What is some good advice for me?
    Song: Think
    Artist: James Brown
    Comments: thank you james ¬_¬

    What is happiness?
    Song: Everyday
    Artist: Dave Matthews Band
    Comments: that's right, you can find happiness everyday, not just when you die and go to heaven.

    What is my favourite fetish?
    Song: Love Is All We Need
    Artist: Mary J. Blige
    Comments: self explanatory

    How will I be remembered?
    Song: Gone Too Soon
    Artist: Michael Jackson
    Comments: now THIS is sad! :'(
  • jermaine "very angry and upset"

    Mar 7 2006, 0:43

    March 6, 2006


    Family Spokesperson Angel Howansky spoke to Jermaine Jackson this morning.

    Jermaine is "very angry and upset" at the obvious attempt of Stacy Brown to capitalize on the Jackson Family name once again.

    Jermaine along with his Family takes these false reports very seriously and will take legal action.

    Angel Howansky Family Spokesperson
    Gail Felix Assistant

    related artists:
    Jermaine Jackson
    Michael Jackson
    The Jacksons
  • jackson 5 drummer stabbed to death

    Mar 4 2006, 23:46

    Police in Gary, Ind., confirmed that Johnny Porter Jackson, who was a drummer for The Jackson Five, was killed Wednesday night.

    Police said they were called to a home at 262 Connecticut Street just after 11 p.m. for a domestic disturbance. Officers found Jackson on the ground with a stab wound to the chest.

    A neighbor told officers he heard Jackson arguing with a female.

    Jackson, believed to be Michael Jackson’s first cousin, would have turned 55 years old Friday.


  • me love surveys

    Feb 27 2006, 18:33

    Name your top 10 most played bands on Last.fm:

    1 Michael Jackson
    2 Fred Astaire
    3 The Roots
    4 of Montreal
    5 The Jackson 5
    6 Erykah Badu
    7 Pen of Chaos
    8 Maxwell
    9 Mos Def
    10 Marvin Gaye

    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    -- what was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    'You Got Me' with The Roots

    -- what is your favourite album of 2?
    err...don't know any album

    -- what is your favourite lyric that 5 has sung?
    "Everybody loves the star when he’s on the top but noone ever comes around when he starts to drop"
    and "You’ll never know what I’ve been through, Let your love shine in again, This time I’ll shine with you" from the song 'One More Chance'.

    -- how many times have you seen 4 live?

    -- what is your favourite song by 7?
    'La répétition'

    -- is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    'The Return To Innocence Lost'

    -- what is your favourite lyric that 2 has sung?
    "Dressed up like a million dollar trouper
    Trying hard to be like Gary Cooper

    -- what is your favourite song by 9?
    'Umi Says'

    -- how did you get in to 3?
    thanks to their song 'You Got Me' if i remember well

    -- what was the first song you heard by 1?
    err i think noone on earth can really answer that question lol

    -- what is your favourite song by 4?
    'Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games' it's the only one i know by them actually

    -- how many time have you seen 9 live?

    -- what is a good memory you have concerning 2?
    watching 'The Bandwagon' just makes me happy

    -- is there a song of 8 that makes you sad?

    -- what is your favourite album of 5?
    'Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5', 'ABC' and 'Boogie' - i really can't choose one.

    -- what is your favourite lyric that 3 has sung?
    i've never really paid attention to their lyrics

    -- what is your favourite song of 1?

    -- what is your favourite song of 10?
    'I Want You', 'After The Dance', 'Inner City Blues'...

    -- how many times have you seen 8 live?

    -- what is your favourite album of 1?

    -- what is a great memory you have considering 9?
    listening to the 'Black On Both Sides' album while traveling in Algeria.
  • another survey

    Feb 27 2006, 16:47

    Open iTunes/iPod or Windows Media Player to answer the following. Go to your library. Answer, no matter how embarrassing it is.

    How many songs: 69 (got a comp problem recently - lost everything)

    Sort by song title:
    First Song: Ain't No Mountain High Enough
    Last Song: You Are There

    Sort by time:
    Shortest Song: Wonka's Welcome Song (01:01)
    Longest Song: Fly(9:53)

    Sort by artist:
    First Artist: Blackstreet
    Last Artist: The Temptations

    Sort by album:
    First Album: Anthology: The Best of Michael Jackson Disc 2
    Last Album: Supernatural

    Search ....
    "sex", how many songs come up? - 0

    "death", how many songs come up? - 0

    "love", how many songs come up? - 6
  • the long music quiz translated into french

    Feb 27 2006, 15:40

    i've translated the music quiz into french, i edited some questions because they were annoying so there's only 50 questions remaining out of 70 questions. feel free to use it :)

    1. Qu'est-ce que tu écoutes là maintenant tout de suite?
    Staying Alive

    2. Ton groupe/artiste préféré de tous les temps?
    Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5 et Danny Elfman

    3. Le groupe ou l'artiste que tu détestes le plus?
    Mariah Carey, Céline Dion...

    4. Ta dernière découverte musicale?
    Pen of Chaos
    et je redécouvre Noir Désir aussi

    5. Meilleure voix féminine?
    Lauryn Hill et Mary J. Blige

    6. Meilleure voix masculine?
    Michael Jackson

    7. Le genre musical que tu constates écouter le plus souvent?
    -, mais plus ça va et plus j'écoute de tout et de n'importe quoi (surtout n'importe quoi en fait lol)

    8. Dernier concert/festival où tu as été?
    Bell Oeil

    9. Le dernier groupe ou artiste TRÈS connu vu en concert?
    ben... Michael Jackson. J'ai entendu Corneille et Tryo en concert aussi, mais dans les deux cas je suis pas rentrée lol donc j'ai rien vu mais on entendait bien ^^

    10. Le groupe ou l'artiste que tu écoutes le plus en ce moment?
    Michael Jackson, The Prodigy, Pen of Chaos

    11. Quelle est la plus mauvaise chanson du monde?
    y'en a trop, mais dès que j'allume la radio, je tombe sur l'une d'entre elles, bizarre hein.

    12. Un groupe ou un artiste dont tu penses que le monde entier devrait l'aimer autant que toi?
    Bell Oeilet Danny Elfman

    13. Le vidéo-clip le plus cool?
    Smooth Criminal et Weapon Of Choice

    14. Quelle chanson te rend triste?
    N'importe quoi par Arcana mdrr (c'est à se tirer une balle dans la tête cte musique), ou sinon Pie Jesu (vous savez l'intro de "Little Susie") et Little Susie aussi d'ailleurs, pis Scared Of The Moon,Someone in the Dark et "You Belong To Me" de je sais plus qui par contre, mais je chiale toujours sur cette chanson.

    15. Qu'est-ce que tu écoutes pour te donner la pêche?
    N'importe quelle chanson kitschissime des années 90, ou du bon gros rap pimp-gangsta-bling-bling lol, comme Busta Rhymes,Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott, Xzibit... J'aime bien les parodies aussi, genre Weird Al Yankovic.

    16. Qu'est-ce que tu écoutes pour te détendre?
    des chansons calmes de Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, The Roots, Marvin Gaye...

    17. Une chanson qui te pousse à la réflexion?
    Pas mal de chansons de MJ finalement...

    18. Quelle est selon toi la chanson idéale pour mettre l'ambiance lors d'une nuit d'amour?
    Barry White, Marvin Gaye...

    19. Peux-tu jouer d'un instrument de musique?
    Oui, si vous me donnez un instrument quelconque de musique afro-cubaine ou brésilienne, je devrais être capable d'en tirer quelque chose de potable. Pareil avec un jembé ou une derbouka. Mais bon rien de transcendant lol.

    20. Quel instrument de musique rêves-tu d'apprendre?
    piano, guitare électrique, batterie, basse... tout ça tout ça

    21. Joues-tu dans un groupe? Si oui, quel genre de musique jouez-vous et quel est ton rôle dans le groupe?

    22. Déjà sorti(e) avec un(e) musicien(ne)?

    23. Et maintenant, qu'est-ce que tu écoutes la tout de suite?
    Ready For Love

    24. Que penses-tu de la musique classique?
    J'aime bien mais je connais pas assez.

    25. Que penses-tu de la variété française?
    J'aimerais ne pas connaître.

    26. Que penses-tu du death metal?
    Je connais pas.

    27. Es-tu un(e) groupie?

    28. Écoutes-tu de la musique dans une autre langue que le français et l'anglais?
    J'écoute déjà rarement des trucs en français...

    29. Le meilleur groupe ou artiste dans ta ville ou région?
    Bell Oeil et jive puzzle

    30. Si tu étais un instrument de musique, lequel aimerais-tu être?
    Un kazoo ^^

    31. Écoutes-tu la radio? Si oui, quelle est ta station de radio préférée?
    Non j'écoute jamais

    32. Est-ce que tu regardes les chaînes de TV musicales?
    Je zappe de temps en temps sur MTV, MTV Base et Vh1

    33. Est-ce que tu suis les charts?
    Quand il y a des sorties jacksonnienne oui

    34. Est-ce que tu as déjà rencontré un musicien célèbre?
    Oui mais je dois pas m'en souvenir. Ah si j'ai rencontré Isabelle Boulay avant qu'elle soit connue.

    35. La chanson qui décrirait le mieux tes sentiments ou ton humeur du moment?
    N'importe quoi par Pen of Chaos, j'étais d'humeur joyeuse aujourd'hui

    36. La chanson qui décrirait le mieux ta vie? "Sunrise, Sunset" et "Stranger In Moscow"

    37. Est-ce que tu connais les noms des membres des groupes que tu écoutes?
    À part les membres des Jackson 5, non.

    38. Est-ce que l'apparence physique des artistes a une influence dans tes choix musicaux?
    Ça peut. Non pas que je me mette à écouter des gens juste parce qu'ils ont une plastique avantageuse, mais j'aime bien les artistes qui ont aussi une gueule, un look, un univers visuel, c'est un tout quoi...

    39. Bande originale de film préférée?
    Edward Scissorhands et The Nightmare Before Christmas

    40. Et MAINTENANT? Qu'est-ce que tu écoutes?!
    Young Hearts Run Free

    41. Est-ce que tu portes des t-shirts, etc, des groupes ou artistes que tu aimes bien?

    42. Que penses-tu des gens qui le font?
    Bah franchement j'ai du mal à me retenir de rire quand c'est un beauf sur sa moto avec un blouson en cuir Johnny lol ou quand c'est un gamin de 14 ans avec un t-shirt Marilyn Manson et le A de Anarchy sur son sac à dos Eastpack acheté avec l'argent de papa-maman. Mais ou sinon je trouve ça cool.

    43. Quelle est la chanson que tu as eu dans la tête toute la journée aujourd'hui?
    Pen Of Chaos - Les épées Durandil (Pub Naheulbeuk)
    ("C'est l'armeuh des bourrins qui savent t'être subtileuh, ne partez pas z'à l'aventure sans votre épée Durandil")

    44. Chantes-tu sous la douche? Si oui, quoi? Si non, pourquoi?
    Oui je chante tout le temps :p

    45. À quelle mouvance ou culture musicale penses-tu appartenir?
    Aucune, j'en ai peur.

    46. Qu'est-ce qu'il y a dans ton walkman/discman/baladeur mp3 en ce moment?
    Michael Jackson et son merveilleux album "Dangerous" tournent en boucle pour la 4ème semaine consécutive, mais là je commence à me lasser, je vais changer pour... je sais pas quoi encore.

    47. Quelle importance ont les goûts musicaux de ton ou ta partenaire? De tes amis?
    Du moment qu'il y a respect mutuel, ça va. C'est toujours mieux s'il y a quelques points communs, et si on peut se faire découvrir des artistes l'un l'autre.

    48. Les Hanson emménagent à côté de chez toi, est-ce que tu vas les voir pour faire connaissance ou est-ce que tu fais tout pour leur donner envie de déménager ailleurs?
    Je fais connaissance et après je vais narguer les fans de Hanson sur les forums (genre j'ai que ça à faire lol)

    49. Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll, c'est ton truc? Du tout.

    50. Est-ce que tu chantes dans les toilettes? Je chante tout le temps j'ai dit. ^^
  • marre du formatage des radios?

    Feb 25 2006, 16:25

    alors signez cette pétition qui a déjà recueilli plus de 25 000 signatures, et faites passer le message!