Saturday, May 26, 2012

SATURDAY NEWS WRAP #96

• Big news for Australia's Aerosmith fans this week, with Sony Music servicing the band's new single 'Legendary Child' to Australian media. The track is the feature single from the soundtrack to the new 'G.I.Joe' movie entitled 'Retaliation', which is due for a cinematic release in June. But it's not just the soundtrack that will have fans excited, with Sony confirming that the band will release their new album 'Music From Another Dimension' here in Australia on Friday August 24.
• Adam Lambert has given us a little behind the scenes look at the video for his new single 'Never Close Our Eyes'. He speaks of rebellion, of revolution and of opening our eyes to different perspectives on life. Check it out HERE.
• Also making the video rounds this week is a new duet by Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks. The uptempo pop duet, entitled 'Celebrate', is part of the soundtrack to a film called 'Sparkle', in which both singers star. Filming on the movie ended just three months before Whitney's death in February.
• Mister Paul Dempsey and his Something For Kate co-horts are hitting the road, travelling over to Texas in the US where they'll begin the recording process for their forthcoming sixth studio album. The as-yet-untitled album, currently slated for release later in the year, will be the band's first since 2006's 'Desert Lights'.
• Lead singer of Sydney based outfit Youth Group, Toby Martin, has announced the forthcoming release of a solo album. Entitled 'Love's Shadow', the solo side project has been preceded by the single 'Postcard From Surfers', which is temporarily available as a free download HERE. 'Love's Shadow' is due in-stores on Friday July 27.
• The search for the next Channel [V] presenter has hit the home stretch, with the network revealing the final 20 hopefuls who'll score one of the best jobs in the music biz. You can have your say on who you think should score the job by voting HERE. The top four contenders will be revealed on 'The Riff' on Saturday June 16.
• There's seemingly no slowing down Gotye over on the US singles chart, with 'Somebody That I Used To Know' remaining steadfast for yet another week. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' is hunting him down, however, moving up two places to No.2 this week, while Nicki Minaj's 'Starships' beams into the top five. The week's highest debut comes courtesy of country singer Kenny Chesney, but his 'Come Over' is premiering all the way down in position No.59.
• On the US albums chart, former Idol star Adam Lambert has debuted in the No.1 spot with his new album 'Trespassing'. It sold just 77,000 copies to get there, but the debut gifts the performer his first US No.1 album. Tenacious D's 'Rize Of The Fenix' debuts at No.4, Beach House's 'Bloom' makes a splash at No.7 and a new Glee soundtrack premieres at No.8.
• And don't forget that you can catch up with all the goings-on on this week's Australian charts with our weekly Chart Watch segment, live on the site from 9am tomorrow.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

will the gi joe soundtrack still be out soon, or will that be delayed too.

auspOp said...

Hey Anonymous,

There's been no mention of a GI Joe soundtrack on any of the release schedules we've seen thus far.

The auspOp team