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Stars Unite To Pay Tribute To Late Adam Yauch

One of the most important and influential figures in modern music, Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, sadly passed away on Friday (May 4th) after a long battle with cancer. Since his tragic passing, tributes have been made the world over from friends, fans and celebrity admirers, commending the astounding life he lived.

Stars of the rap community spoke positively on the influence that Yauch, or Mca as he was known on stage, with rap superstars including Eminem, Jay Z and Nas each giving their own individual accounts of the hip-hop legend’s legacy. Eminem and Nas both spoke to MTV News about the late wordsmith, producer and philanthropist, with Eminem saying “Adam Yauch brought a lot of positivity into the world and I think it’s obvious to anyone how big of an influence the Beastie Boys were on me and so many others.” Nas, who worked with the Beasties on their last album together, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, told of how working with Mca was one of the defining moments of his life.

Social network sites, Twitter especially, became awash with respectful homages to the late hip-hop pioneer; Jack Black, Flea of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, members of Weeer, producer Diplo, Lenny Kravitz, Cee-Lo Green, Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and Tom Morello of Rage Against the MAChine are but some of the stars who took to Twitter to voice their sorrow at the unfortunate passing.

The tributes of course did not end on Twitter, with the influence of Mca clearly transcending music. The Dalai Lama gave an official statement to TMZ outlining Yauch’s dedication to the Tibetan people, the two having met a number of times in the past due to their Buddhist bonding.

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Black Eyed Peas To Launch Video Game

The Black Eyed Peas are launching a computer game which will allow fans to dance and sing along to their hit tracks.

The band has teamed up with French companyUbisoft, whose experts created the popular Just Dance software, to create The Black Eyed Peas Experience on Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360.
Fans will be able to perform to tracks including I Gotta Feeling and Rock The Party.
Ubisoft head Yves Guillemot says, “The Black Eyed Peas are a worldwide phenomenon and Ubisoft is the worldwide leader in dance games – together we are going to make The Black Eyed Peas Experience a game that fans around the world will love”.
Singer Fergie adds, “It’s a perfect fit for us. The Black Eyed Peas are bringing the party to the people,” while Apl.de.ap describes the game as “like being in our concert or hearing a video in your living room”.
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The Black Eyed Peas Have The Time of Their Lives During Super Bowl Halftime Performance

will.i.am, Fergie, Taboo and apl.de.ap took center stage last night in Arlington, Texas for a monumental Super Bowl Halftime show. Decked out in futuristic outfits and surrounded by enough lights to rival the sun, the Peas offered a rousing medley of their biggest hits. Usher and famed guitarist Slash joined the quartet as special guests. Experience the spectacle below along with some awesome performance pics!

Check out the Baby Peas in these animated shorts for the new social media tool Chatter.com! Learn more about the Baby Peas by clicking here.




The Cast Of Glee To Share Historic Date With "Dirty Dancing"

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Tomorrow marks the historic day that the sudden pop culture resurgence of (I’VE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFE and all things DIRTY DANCING reaches a level of impact not seen since the low budget movie beat all odds to make pop culture history 23 years ago.
In an unusual – and perhaps unprecedented – industry coincidence, two new versions of the classic Oscar-winning theme to the 1987 box office smash romance will be released tomorrow on two of the holiday season’s most hotly anticipated new albums. “The Time (The Dirty Bit),” the new BLACK EYED PEAS hit single built around the unforgettable chorus of “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” will appear on the new Peas album, The Beginning. And the cast of GLEE will debut its new rendition of “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” on Glee: The Music, Volume 4. Dianna Agron (Quinn) and Chord Overstreet (Sam) are scheduled to performing a duet of “Time of My Life” on tomorrow night’s episode (8 p.m. EST, FOX).
All this activity comes a week to the day after DIRTY DANCING star Jennifer Grey’s amazing and courageous win on this season’s DANCING WITH THE STARS brought back the heart-tugging memories of her and Patrick Swayze dancing in the movie Grey later revealed to Good Morning America that she resisted “enormous pressure” to dance to “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” on America’s most-watched TV show because the song holds too special of a place in her heart.
With “The Time (The Dirty Bit)” currently at No. 13 in Billboard and the enormous popularity of the previousGlee soundtracks, the two new albums are sure to fight it out near the top of the Billboard Top 200 chart. Both renditions of “Time of My Life” are exposing the song to an enormous new generation of fans, most of whom are too young to remember the original during its original ‘80s glory.
 Furthering the coincidence, FRANKE PREVITE and his “Time of My Life” co-writers are currently exposing the world to the original demo recording that Grey and Swayze danced to during the filming of the movie’s iconic final scene. Previte, an artist in his own right (‘80s hitmakers Franke and The Knockouts), was inspired to release and donate proceeds from the sale of his newly available DIRTY DANCING: THE ORIGINAL DEMOS CD to the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund at Stanford after sharing his personal memories of the dancing duo during the making of the DIRTY DANCING “Keepsake Edition” DVD gift package. Lionsgate released the “Keepsake Edition” earlier this year to an audience that has been reminded of the movie for years by the well-known commercials for Sandals Resorts. Just last week, Sandals renewed the contract to continue using the song in their spots for years to come.
“Talk about being blessed,” says Previte. “When I wrote ‘Time of My Life’ I never expected anything like this 23 years later. But the song has new legs and it’s running again — maybe even faster than the first time. The next generation has spoken and I love it. Thanks to all. “
Amid all this incredible momentum – the most he’s seen surrounding the song since the film’s 1987 release – this week Previte will be celebrating the cultural rebirth of “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by announcing a charity contest where fans can revel in their love for the movie and its trademark song by dancing to it themselves. DANCING WITH THE DEMOS welcomes fans to show their moves and record a video of themselves dancing to the original demo recording of “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” in original and creative ways that stay true to the spirit of the film. The contest is designed to excite and engage all fans of the music and movie around the world while helping battle pancreas cancer in Patrick Swayze’s memory.
 Contestants will record a video of themselves dancing to Previte’s ORIGINAL DEMO RECORDING of “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” and post it as a response to the video contest announcement. Winners will be chosen by Franke Previte for top prizes that include stays at the two resorts in North Carolina and Virginia that were the primary filming locations of “Dirty Dancing.”
Please join in with me this holiday season and make a difference,” says Previte. “The gift of giving always feels better when the cause is great. So when you purchase the ‘Dirty Dancing Demos,’ know that this is helping the Patrick Swayze cancer fund and ‘Dance, Dance, Dance!’ … And who knows? Maybe I’ll seeyou at one of these prize sites.”
Official rules will soon be posted at www.dirtydancingdemos.com

Black Eyed Peas To Headline Superbowl

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The Black Eyed Peas have crushed Kenny Chesney‘s hopes of headlining the 2011 Super Bowl half-time show after American football bosses named the pop stars as next year’s main act.

Earlier this year (10), Chesney threw his cowboy hat in the ring for consideration as a performer for the big game in Arlington, Texas after fans created a Facebook page online, called Kenny Chesney for Super Bowl 2011.
He told reporters: “I would love to do half-time at the Super Bowl. That’d be fun.” But it’s the Black Eyed Peas who will run the show at Super Bowl XLV on 6 February (11), National Football League (NFL) bosses announced on Friday (26Nov10).
The “My Humps” hitmakers will follow this year’s (10) featured act, The Who.
Prince, Sir Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band, The Rolling Stones and U2 have all previously performed at the annual event, which hit headlines in 2004 when Justin Timberlake partially exposed one of Janet Jackson’s breasts on stage during a duet.
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