In many cases, idol winners don’t end up with the American dream. Sanjaya Malakar tends bar in the East Village. Camile Velasco worked at a Subway in Los Angeles. A.J. Gil became homeless. And Jessica Sierra checked into rehab . Find out the rest here.
Madonna producer William Orbit says some of the best songs created for Madonna’s MDNA went to Chris Brown. Orbit first posted an audio link of the first “Ray of Light” mix he did with Madonna after they recorded the vocals and, as he put it, “went berserk with his guitar”.
A Madonna fan, Madonna Express Yourself, then mentioned what a lot of other Madonna fans are thinking: the lack of promo and the way the singles have been released, especially in the UK, have prevented MDNA to reach its full potential. Read more here…
Buzz Track: Where The Kids Are
Brother and sister, Bruce and Erica Driscoll who go under the moniker Blondfire are creating a buzz and will perform every Monday in June at The Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles. KROQ’s ‘Locals Only’ is currently spinning the track ‘Where The Kids Are‘. We featured this indie pop act years ago when they were known as Astaire.
Buzz Track: I Told You So
A gifted singer and guitar virtuoso, Breanna Lynn picked up her first guitar at the age of nine and through hard work, landed in the studio with producers like Ken Caillat (Colbie Caillat, Fleetwood Mac) and country star Jamie O’Neil. She cites Demi Lovato, Stevie Nicks and Christina Perri as inspiration. You will definitely want to check out Breanna perform with Everlast at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hill, CA on May 27th.
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Buzz Track: Purgatory
Listen to Purgatory for a couple of times and it will stick with you. Female-fronted hard rock act Aria recorded their EP with Mike Hatalack (It Dies Today). The band released 2 EP’s “Chapters” and “Self-Titled”, and will release a full length album July 17th called “We Are All Prisoners”. The newest video for the track Purgatory was released less than 5 days ago on YouTube and already attracted 8,000 views. For fans of Evanescence, Flyleaf, etc.