<p>Chris Brown and friends</p>

Chris Brown and friends

Watch: Chris Brown shows off his abs in new video for 'Sweet Love'

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His love powers include levitation

Remember how when you were little, you used to make a tent by stringing a sheet over two chairs so that you and your friends could play?  Chris Brown is doing the adult version of that in his new video for  “Sweet Love.”

He and his lady play under the sheets and he promises “tonight is the night that I change your life.” Indeed, his lovemaking prowess is apparently so remarkable that he has the power to make women levitate, literally, and even to bring pleasure to ghosts in the back of a limo.

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<p>&nbsp;Kylie Minogue</p>

 Kylie Minogue

Watch: Kylie Minogue struts her stuff through London in new video for 'Timebomb'

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Will she wear that outfit to play for the Queen?

On “Timebomb,” Kylie Minogue sings “Time...time is moving so fast.” Maybe for the rest of us, but not for her. Minogue who spends much of the video in short jean shorts and a cropped motorcycle jacket (and sometimes less) looks amazing. Time has been very, very kind to the Aussie sensation.  In the Christian Larson-directed clip, she strolls through London streets on what looks like a rather chilly day compared to what everyone else is wearing, but she’s Super Kylie: she’s immune to feeling things like temperature.

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<p>&nbsp;Kelly Clarkson</p>

 Kelly Clarkson

Watch: Kelly Clarkson's new video for 'Dark Side'

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What happens when we show our true selves?

We all have those parts of ourselves that we’re too scared to reveal to those we love. In the video for her new single, “Dark Side,” Kelly Clarkson asks if her partner could still love her once he sees that side of her?

Whether it’s the various situations depicted in the clip— body image issues, alcoholism and other addictions, war injuries— or our own different demons, Clarkson’s performance in the clip perfectly captures the vulnerability that comes with showing people our whole selves.

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<p>Bruce Springsteen</p>

Bruce Springsteen

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Watch: Bruce Springsteen's new clip for 'Rocky Ground'

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Stark depiction matches song's message

Bruce Springsteen has had a strange relationship with videos. As someone who came into prominence before the MTV era, he’s always seemed to be a bit uneasy in clips and a little embarrassed to be there at all. Plus, as he is very well aware, no video is going to capture the magic that is the Boss as much as a live performance.

For  “Rocky Ground,” the second single from “Wrecking Ball,” he stays with the black and white motif he used for the album’s first single/clip, “We Take Care of Our Own”: black and white, stark images unified to tell a story rather than any kind of linear narrative.

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<p>Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith on last night's &quot;American Idol&quot;</p>

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith on last night's "American Idol"

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Interview: Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry on new 'Music From Another Dimension'

Listen to new single, 'Legendary Child'

Aerosmith has a pretty good track record with songs in Bruce Willis movies. Remember a little hit called “I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing” from 1998’s “Armageddon?” The song gave the band its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

They are reuniting with Willis for “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” which will feature Aerosmith’s “Legendary Chid,” both within the movie and as the end title. They band debuted the crunchy rocker (embedded below) on Wednesday night’s  “American Idol” finale with little fanfare and no announcement about its tie in with the movie. Undoubtedly, this was because the same day the group was officially set to announce the news, Paramount said it was  pushing the movie’s opening from June 29 to  March 29, 2013 in order to convert the film to 3D.

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The song remains the same on Billboard Hot 100 as Gotye lands sixth week at No. 1

The song remains the same on Billboard Hot 100 as Gotye lands sixth week at No. 1

Static chart sees little to no movement from last week

Somebody That I Used To Know” continues its residency at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as the Gotye tune, featuring Kimbra, logs its sixth week in the top spot.

The tune holds off a charge from Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”  which rises two spots to No. 2, leapfrogging over Maroon 5’s “Payphone,” featuring Wiz Khalifa (2-3) and Fun.’s “We Are Young” featuring Janelle Monae (3-4).

It’s a week of small moves on the chart. There are no new entries in the Top 10 and no title moves more than two spots one way or the other. Rounding out the top 5, Nicki Minaj’s “Starships”  rises 6-5.

The bottom half of the top 10 proves even more static. Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones” featuring Sia flip flops with “Starships” to lands at No 6, then the song remains the same for the next four slots as last week: One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”  is No. 7, The Want’s “Glad You Came” is No. 8, Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” is No. 9 and Train’s “Drive By” is No. 10.?
 

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<p>Beck</p>

Beck

Beck releases two tunes via Jack White's Third Man Records on May 28

When is that new album coming?

Beck will release “I Just Started Hating Some People Today” backed with “Blue Randy” on May 28 via Jack White’s Third Man Records Blue Series.

The long-absent singer recorded the tracks last year in Nashville while working on his new album. The pair of songs “spontaneously came together...on Beck’s final day in Nashville,” according to a press release. Still no word on a release date for the new album.

The tunes, available on iTunes and thirdmanrecords.com digitally, will also be available on vinyl, including a limited run of 100 Tri-Color 7-inches exclusively sold at Randy Records in Salt Lake City on June 2. Another 50 will randomly be inserted in mail orders for the single placed through Third Man.  

In addition to producing the two songs, White plays drums on the tunes as well.

While it’s been four years since Beck’s last full album, 2008’s “Modern Guilt,” he’s been teasing fans with one-off dates and scattered song. He recently contributed a cover of the song “Corrina, Corrina” to a compilation for maternal-health advocacy organization  Every Mother Counts, as well as contributed a song, “Looking for a Sign,” to the movie, “Jeff, Who Lives At Home.”

Beck will play the Aug. 10-12 Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park this summer, along with fellow headliners Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Metallica, Jack White, Foo Fighters, and Stevie Wonder.

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<p>Justin Timberlake</p>

Justin Timberlake

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Justin Timberlake set to score new film, 'The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea'

Movie stars Jessica Biel, Chloe Moretz and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Justin Timberlake has added composer to many hats. Even though it’s been six years since his last album and he’s long grown tired of answering the question about when/if he’ll record again, he is returning to music to score the soundtrack to “The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea.”  He will also act as music supervisor.

The film, which is slated to begin shooting in the fall, stars his fiancee, Jessica Biel; as well as Chloe Moretz and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Bill Purple will direct, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The movie chronicles Morgan’s character after he loses his wife, played by Biel, as he helps a young girl (Moretz) build a raft to sail across the Atlantic Ocean.

No word on whether Timberlake will appear in the film. He has a number of upcoming film projects, including Clint Eastwood’s “Trouble With the Curve.” 

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<p>Justin Bieber</p>

Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber sets tour dates for 'Believe' arena tour; Carly Rae Jepsen opening

Teen star believes sales will be so strong, he's booked multiple dates in some cities

Three months after the release of June 19’s “Believe,” Justin Bieber will hit the roads with a headlining arena tour.  The first leg will open Sept. 29 at the Jobing.com Arena (Ok, that’s a case of naming rights gone really wrong) in Glendale, Ariz. before winding down in Miami at the American Airlines Arena on Jan. 26. 2013.

Bieber is pulling a Madonna (or a Prince, depending upon your reference point) as fans will be able to pre-order “Believe” with purchase of concert tickets. An American Express pre-sale starts tomorrow. General on-sales start June 2. (Beliebers already know about the fan club presale that is going on right now!)

The tour, presented by AEG Live, features Carly Rae Jepsen as the opener.

Sep 29             Glendale, AZ               Jobing.com Arena                 
Sep 30             Las Vegas, NV            MGM Grand                          
 
Oct 2               Los Angeles, CA         STAPLES Center                  
Oct 3               Los Angeles, CA         STAPLES Center                  
Oct 5               Fresno, CA                  Save Mart Center                  
Oct 6               Oakland, CA               The Oracle Arena                  
Oct 8               Portland, OR               Rose Garden                         
Oct 9               Tacoma, WA               Tacoma Dome                       
Oct 12             Calgary, AB                Scotiabank Saddledome       
Oct 15             Edmonton, AB            Rexall Place                           
Oct 16             Saskatoon, SK            Credit Union Centre               
Oct 18             Winnipeg, MB             MTS Centre                           
Oct 20             Minneapolis, MN         Target Center                         
Oct 21             Milwaukee WI             BMO Harris Bradley Center  
Oct 23             Rosemont, IL              Allstate Arena                        
Oct 24             Rosemont, IL              Allstate Arena             
Oct 26             Kansas City, MO        Sprint Center                          
Oct 27             St. Louis, MO              Scottrade Center                   
Oct 29             Dallas, TX                   American Airlines Center       
Oct 30             Houston, TX                Toyota Center                        

Nov 1              Memphis, TN              FedExForum                          
Nov 2              Louisville, KY              KFC Yum! Center                  
Nov 4              Philadelphia, PA          Wells Fargo Center                
Nov 5              Washington DC           Verizon Center                       
Nov 9              East Rutherford, NJ    IZOD Center                          
Nov 10                        Boston, MA                 TD GARDEN                         
Nov 12                        Brooklyn, NY              Barclays Center                     
Nov 20                        Pittsburgh, PA             CONSOL Energy Center      
Nov 21                        Auburn Hills, MI          The Palace of Auburn Hills    
Nov 23                        Kanata, ON                 Scotiabank Place                   
Nov 26                        Montreal, QC              Bell Centre                             
Nov 28                        New York, NY             Madison Square Garden       
 
Dec 1              Toronto, ON                Rogers Centre                       

Jan 5               Salt Lake City, UT      EnergySolutions Arena          
Jan 7               Denver, CO                Pepsi Center                          
Jan 9               Tulsa, OK                    BOK Center                           
Jan 10             N. Little Rock, AR       Verizon Arena                        
Jan 12             San Antonio, TX          AT&T Center                          
Jan 15             New Orleans, LA        New Orleans Arena               
Jan 16             Birmingham, AL          BJCC Arena                          
Jan 18             Nashville, TN              Bridgestone Arena                 
Jan 19             Greensboro, NC         Greensboro Coliseum 
Jan 22             Charlotte, NC              Time Warner Cable Arena    
Jan 23             Atlanta, GA                 Philips Arena                                   
Jan 25             Orlando, FL                 Amway Center                      
Jan 26             Miami, FL                    American Airlines Arena        ?
 

 

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<p>Michael Jackson</p>

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's 'Bad' celebrates its 25th anniversary in a very good way

A 3-CD set with plenty of goodies arrives in September

Who’s bad? Michael Jackson, that’s who.  To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the King of Pop’s mega-million-selling 1987 set, “Bad,” Eplc/Legacy will release a 3-CD box set on Sept. 18.

The collection will include the remastered original album, a CD of unreleased demos recorded around the same time, and the audio from Jackson’s July 16, 1988 performance at London’s Wembley Stadium, according to Billboard.

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