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Slash Jams With Dave Grohl, Duff McKagan for Solo Album

Slash Jams With Dave Grohl, Duff McKagan for Solo Album: "Photo: Mazur/WireImage

Slash spent yesterday jamming in the studio with Dave Grohl and Duff McKagan on a track for his upcoming solo album, the Velvet Revolver guitarist posted on his Twitter. “Doing a track for my record with Dave Grohl on drums & Duff on bass tonight, it promises to be killer,” Slash tweeted about the studio session before returning the 140-character Website to report “Great jamming w/Duff & Grohl tonight, the track is a killer instrumental, very heavy.” Between helping out Slash and serving up beats with Them Crooked Vultures, it’s almost like Grohl is a drummer again.
Slash, who’s been working on his solo album for the better part of the year while Velvet Revolver continues their slow search for a new lead singer, has enlisted a pretty impressive cast of vocalists to help him out on his solo disc. According to reports, Fergie, Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Cornell and Iggy Pop will all take the microphone…

Clapton and Beck Plan Joint London Concert in February 2010

Clapton and Beck Plan Joint London Concert in February 2010: "Photo: Mazur/WireImage
They were the biggest duo to hit Japan since Godzilla and Mothra, and now comes word guitar giants Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck are going to rock together again in 2010. The pair announced today they’ll take the stage at London’s O2 Arena on February 13th, 2010 at a joint concert that promises to be epic. As Rolling Stone reported earlier this year, Beck and Clapton shared the bill together for the first time in their careers at a pair of concerts in Japan in February. The duo had previously performed together during festival shows, but hadn’t actually shared the bill. And now that they’re moving geographically closer to the States, rumors that they’ll bring the joint show to the U.S. in 2010 are ramping up.
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“I’ve always considered Jeff Beck to be one of the finest guitar players around. He’s a friend, a great guy, and a truly gifted musician.…

DMX Says He's 'Grounded,' Ready For Comeback

DMX Says He's 'Grounded,' Ready For Comeback: "'The streets won't let me forget that they need me and I need them,' MC says.
By Jayson Rodriguez, with reporting by Shaheem Reid


Photo: MTV News

Is the Dog really back? That's the word according to DMX. The booming, barking MC has made headlines for all the wrong reasons during the past few years, but after serving time in an Arizona jail, X has been nothing short of a model citizen.

But now he's getting back to what he does best: rapping. X hopped on the Ruff Ryders remix of Jadakiss' 'Who's Real' and recently performed at VH1's 'Hip Hop Honors,' displaying his trademark sneer during his turn in the spotlight for 'Party Up.'
'I'm hungry, I'm grounded,' X told MTV News from the red carpet. 'I've always been grounded. But I'm hungrier. There's so much bullsh-- out there. I'm not gonna get into the names. You know who you are. There&#…

Tokyo Preview: Honda unveils U3-X personal mobility device

Tokyo Preview: Honda unveils U3-X personal mobility device: "Filed under: , , , ,
Honda U3-X - Click above for high-res image gallery

We've seen our fair share of personal mobility devices over the past few years -- from the ill-received Segway to Toyota's i-Real. Now, Honda's joining the minimalist motoring set with its own limb-atrophying U3-X.

Using technology originally developed for ASIMO the robot, the 'U' in U3-X stands for both 'universal' and 'unicycle,' and that's where the interesting tech resides. Housed within the large wheel are a series of smaller wheels that can rotate independently, allowing the awkwardly perched user to go forward, backward, side-to-side or diagonally. Like the Segway, the person piloting the U3-X simply leans in the desired direction to control the movement through the Honda Omni Traction Drive System (HOT).

Honda's keen to point out that the 22-pound U3-X i…

VIDEO: Making the Ferrari 458 trailer

VIDEO: Making the Ferrari 458 trailer: "Filed under: , , ,
The making of Two Ferrari 458 Italias at play - click above image to watch the video

If you make a really hot, truly exotic supercar, you can make a two minute promo video that will attract tons of Internet eyes. When you're Ferrari and you've just unleashed the sexy 458 Italia, you can make one of the best teaser videos of all-time and then make a second, almost as cool video about the making of the first video.

In the footage, the director says that the goal is to make a film where the viewer gets the feeling that he or she is driving the vehicle themselves. We know we like the video, but we're pretty sure we would have rather been behind the wheel. Actually, we're thinking of making a tribute video of the 458 Italia trailer. All we need is a modified Fiat, a Mercedes SUV loaded up with cranes and cameras, a Ferrari pace car rigged with cameras, some stunt drivers, a track and…

Jackson’s “This Is It” Film Adds Worldwide Advance Screenings

Jackson’s “This Is It” Film Adds Worldwide Advance Screenings: "

The October 28th release of Michael Jackson’s This Is It documentary will be preceded by “advance screenings” at about 2,000 theaters on the night of October 27th. In all, the two-week limited engagement of This Is It will come to more than 3,000 movie theaters around the world, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sony, who will release the film, will hold premieres in more than 25 cities around the world, with 15 of the debuts happening simultaneously on October 27th. According to THR, Los Angeles’ premiere will be held at the Nokia Theatre on October 27th at 6 p.m. PST.
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In addition to L.A., the BBC lists New York, London, Berlin, Seoul, Moscow, Tokyo, Sydney, Paris and Rio de Janeiro as cities that will host premiere celebrations. More participating cities will be announced soon. “Michael Jackson has an army of fans everywhere around the world. By rolling out this fi…

Kid Sister Announces “Ultraviolet” Tour, Debut LP Out November 17th

Kid Sister Announces “Ultraviolet” Tour, Debut LP Out November 17th: "
On November 17th, Chicago-based rapper Kid Sister will finally release her debut album Ultraviolet. “Pro Nails,” her hit collaboration with Kanye West, is on the disc, along with first singe “Right Hand Hi” (hear it below). Ultraviolet finds Kid Sister teaming with Cee-Lo and Estelle as well as producers like A-Trak, Spank Rock’s XXXchange, DJ Gant-Man and more. Kid Sister’s debut LP, originally titled Dream Date, was scheduled for release in fall 2008, but some addition and subtraction of tracks pushed the release back nearly a full year.
To celebrate the release of her hotly anticipated debut, Kid Sister will hit the road this October with Flosstradamus (the duo’s J2K is Kid Sister’s kid brother). The trek kicks off October 19th in Vancouver, explores the West Coast, visits Chicago and New York and wraps up November 28th in Toronto. Get the Ultraviolet track list, Kid Sister tour dates and a listen to “Right …

DJ Khaled Calls On Rick Ross, Trick Daddy & Pitbull For New Album

DJ Khaled Calls On Rick Ross, Trick Daddy & Pitbull For New Album: "Miami label heads DJ Khaled and E-Class have teamed up for a new compilation album called Live From the 305 which features Rick Ross, Pitbull, Trick Daddy, Trina and more.

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Muse To Provide Exclusive Remix For 'New Moon' Soundtrack

Muse To Provide Exclusive Remix For 'New Moon' Soundtrack: "Director Chris Weitz has asked them to rework new track 'I Belong to You.'
By Gil Kaufman, with additional reporting by Zane Lowe


Photo: MJ Kim/ Getty Images

Muse already provided one of the musical high points for the first 'Twilight' film when their 'Supermassive Black Hole' played during the vampire baseball scene. Now, singer Matt Bellamy has confirmed that Stephenie Meyer's favorite band will do the honors again by providing a reworked tune from their new album, The Resistance, for the soundtrack of the film's sequel, 'New Moon.'
Speaking to MTV UK, Bellamy said that 'New Moon' director Chris Weitz had spoken to him recently about doing a remix of the quirky piano tune 'I Belong to You.'
'He wants a rendition of that, but the only thing with the new film is they want the songs to be exclusive to the film,' Bellamy said. 'So he's asking if…

Get Ready For Our Most Controversial Hottest MCs List

Get Ready For Our Most Controversial Hottest MCs List: "A quick reminder to have fun with the list, in Off the Dome.
By Shaheem Reid

Photo: MTV News

Just remember to have fun with it. That's right — have fun, enjoy it. You'll get excited. You might — almost definitely at some point — get upset. But this is hip-hop. This is the music and culture we love.

On September 28, my fellow MTV News Hip-Hop Brain Trust members and I will start to release our — keyword being "our" — list of the Hottest MCs in the Game. Number 10 will be announced on the 28th, nine on the 29th, etc. through October 2. Then, on October 4 during 'P. Diddy's Starmaker,' we will reveal numbers five through one. Numero uno, the number-one spot.
You know the drilly by now, right? I mean, this is the third year we've done it. Well, in case you forgot or just didn't know, a group of my MTV News colleagues and I sit down at a roundtable and discuss who we think are the 10 hottest cats … A User’s Manual A User’s Manual: "
No matter how clearly or concisely you try to present the information on a Web site, promotional space is at such a premium you always worry that some content might be overlooked. With that in mind, here’s a handy guide to all our coverage of the fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. Now you never need miss a photo, post, or tweet again.
Runway Reviews and Photos: Judging by last week’s record page views—a huge thank you to our new and returning users—you’re not having any trouble finding these. But as a reminder, this page is a convenient place to locate every designer covered in our Spring 2010 reporting. And don’t forget that you can view each collection in full-screen as well as in regular slideshow format and that many shows feature front-row and backstage-beauty photos as well as runway shots.
NEW! Shop the Looks: One exciting addition to our runway coverage is a brand new shopping experience called Shop the Looks. We’re categorizin…

Apple Pushes iTunes 9.0.1 Update

Apple Pushes iTunes 9.0.1 Update: "
Today Apple pushed out the first update to iTunes 9, version 9.0.1. The most prominent change since iTunes 9's release can be seen in the behavior of the green maximize button. In iTunes 9, the maximize button no longer switched iTunes into miniplayer mode and required users to option-click the button instead. This latest update reverts the button to its previous behavior.
In addition to this welcome change, the update also 'resolves issues browsing the iTunes Store' and claims to improve overall performance in the app. Issues where iTunes may become unresponsive or unexpectedly quit should also be resolved in this update, at least to some extent."

DJ Whoo Kid On "Relapse 2" LP, "Eminem From Back In The Day Has Returned"

DJ Whoo Kid On "Relapse 2" LP, "Eminem From Back In The Day Has Returned": "G-Unit associate DJ Whoo Kid recently spoke about what fans can expect from Eminem's upcoming Relapse 2 album and promised a return of the 'old' Slim Shady is in store.

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Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga, Jae Millz & Omarion - Girl You Know

Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga, Jae Millz & Omarion - Girl You Know: "
So we got our hands on the original version of “Bed Rock,” which is slated to be Young Money’s official first single. Filet Mignon“Every Girl” was just a warm up record. This one’s produced by Kane Beatz. I imagine they switched Omarion for Lloyd once Omarion got signed dropped after his YM debut track with Wayne leaked onto the net. Jae Millz & Tyga are the two other artists to be featured on “Bed Rock.”
Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga, Jae Millz & Omarion - Girl You Know (Original Version)
Here’s some bonus fuckery from the Young Money camp:
Lil Twist, Tyga, Gudda Gudda & Jae Millz - The Dungeon [via 2db]
Art by Shake


Lloyd feat. Lil Wayne - Pusha [Mastered]