News Update: Kings favorite Molly Moore’s new song “Quicksand“, that comes off her debut EP “Into The Daylight”, will be featured on MTV’s The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons. You can also hear a number of her other songs from her EP on this season of E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians & Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club. Molly continues to build up her catalog of songs and remains an artist to watch.
Although Adele had quite an amazing year she did get some bad news. Her ’21’ album dropped out of the UK Top 40 for the first time since it was released in January 2011.
According to BBC News and several other news sources, the album dropped from 34 to 42 in the last countdown on November 26. It spent a staggering 96 weeks on the charts, garnering sales in the UK of over 4.5 million copies and around 10 million in the United States.
She also received some good news. Adele’s 21 has reached a new milestone, becoming the 21st album to sell more than 10 million copies since Nielsen SoundScan began keeping track in 1991. Adele’s is the third album to reach sales of 10 million copies this year, following Linkin Park’s 2000 LP Hybrid Theory and Usher’s 2004 release Confessions.
Buzz Track: Like a Rainbow
ColorKaleido is one of the latest acts to emerge on the Danish alternative pop scene. Although having released their debut single recently, this is no debut for the two members of the band. Lead vocalist Christine Milton had her first hit Superstar in Denmark in 2004, when she was only 17, and male part Kim Vagn Wagner starred in many danish acts including the 2010 Danish Radio P3 award finalist Lastbandalive. They performed at various venues and festivals in Denmark, and the duo are now ready to release their debut EP in December.
The Telegraph slams the Rolling Stones with the headline “The Rolling Stones: the greatest rock and roll band in the world? That’s a bit rich. Their latest shows prove the Rolling Stones can still work a crowd, but their music is of a time long gone”
“On Sunday night, while the Rolling Stones were performing for 20,000 people at the O2 in London – the first of five concerts they will be playing in London and New York to mark their 50th anniversary – one of their early heroes was also making an appearance a few miles across town, in the somewhat shabbier surroundings of the Kentish Town Forum.
Bobby Womack is the veteran soul singer who wrote, and with his group The Valentinos recorded, the original version of It’s All Over Now, which gave the Stones their first number one hit in Britain in 1964. Womack once recalled his chagrin at his mentor Sam Cooke giving the Stones his song, and depriving him of having the hit himself. “I was still screaming and hollering right up until I got my first royalty cheque. Man, the amount of money rolling in shut me right up.” Read more here…
Buzz Track: Steady Now
Indie rock band Westland will release a new EP in January which was recorded with producers such as Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta (He Is We, Bayside, Four Year Strong). A mainstay of the music scene, the band has released a full length album as well as two EP’s. Selling over 30,000 copies of their debut album “Don’t Take It Personal”, as well as performing on Warped Tour 2011 and 2012, new songs such as Steady Now could take the band to the next level.