In the last few days before Christmas, the music industry has released its regular news. Almost that normal depressing news about failing sales numbers was a couple of stories I thought many of you would enjoy. Here is the last edition of Christmas Presents from the Music Industry.
As of Monday reported by MTV, Justin Timberlake talked a little about both is music and movie career, including those frequently asked questions by fans about why he hasn’t been concentrating on his music right now. “I don’t know what a pop ‘career’ is. I just wanted to be in music. I don’t necessarily crave to be a movie star. I just want to be an actor. I don’t look at it as a career – I just feel lucky. That’s not to say I’m going to take every opportunity that comes up. But now I have more chance to plot out a path.” With the opening of Yogi Bear days away, he has plenty to be excited about. But those fans still want to know what’s coming up for the music “path” of the “pop” star. “I want to conceptualize something a little bit more,” he said. “And it’s probably because of the experience I’m having working with directors and screenwriters and getting to play cool characters. If that means I come up with, like, my version of ‘Ziggy Stardust,’ so be it. Who knows? What I’ve learned from acting in movies, I want to apply to music and see what happens.” There is it JT fans, straight from the horses mouth. He’s not giving up just yet, just looking a other options.
In other news, also reported this Monday, online at Billboard.com, AIR SUPPLY, the rock duo from Australia, is currently working with producers and playwrights in New York. You know what that means! We musical theater fans might get the gift of an Air Supply musical. Russell Hitchcock said, “It’s the music of Air Supply involved in a story. I haven’t read it yet, so I don’t know what the whole scoop is, but it’s certainly under way.” With both of them experienced in theater, questions of their stage involvement was quickly answered by Hitchcock saying, “…Quite frankly. I’ve got gray hair, and I’m an old guy now. So unless there’s a part for the old man by the fire or something…” I think it’s safe to say that that would be a “no” on that question. Until the musical really starts to take off, the duo is busy celebrating their 35th anniversary with their first new album in five years. Hitchcock says that even after all these years, working with partner Graham Russell is still fun. “The great thing about working with Graham is he writes something every day, so when it comes time to record the next project we’ll probably have 40 or 50 songs to pick from. That’s always been the greatest thing about his process.” There you have it Air Supply fans. Two things for you to look forward to.
And finally, New Music Tuesday released it normal list. In case you were wondering that list included, Jamie Foxx released his new ablum “Best Night of My Life.” Guest stars on this album include Drake, Justin Timberlake, T.I., Ludacris ad Rick Ross. Keri Hilson released her second album “No Boys Allowed.” Keyshia Cole released “Calling My Hearts” which features Nicki Minaj on “I Ain’t Through.” And lastly, Ghostface Killah realesed “Appllo Kids.”
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