Christmas in Fallujah

6 12 2007

Billy Joel has come with a new anti-war song, Christmas in Fallujah. But he is not the one who sings it. He gave it to 21-year-old Cass Dillon, a singer from Long Island.

From the AP:
“When someone of that stature, with that history of great songs behind him with such a huge catalogue asks you to sing something he’s written, there’s nothing you can do but be completely honoured to perform,” Dillon said in a statement.

Christmas in Fallujah is on sale on Apple Inc’s iTunes. Net proceeds will be donated to Homes for Our Troops, which builds homes for severely wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Listen to a live performance below.


Grammy nominations announced, Kanye on top

6 12 2007

west.jpgKanye West never graduated.

But his latest album “Graduation” is taking him to the top again as he leads the upcoming Grammy Awards with eight nominations including ‘album of the year’ and ‘rap album of the year’ for his album.

Following his lead is British singer Amy Winehouse with six nominations.

The 50th annual Grammy Awards is scheduled for February 10, 2008.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple’s iTunes is partnering with the Grammys to provide samples of the nominated songs in a password-protected area, presumably for voters to listen to the songs.

Additionally, Delta Airlines is debuting a Grammy-branded plane as part of its fleet for the next three years.

Click on the link below for a complete list of nominations.

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Eagles are back, for now

30 10 2007

Country rock mainstays Eagles have released their new album Long Road Out of Eden. The album, which had been in production for the last six years, has 20 new recordings.

Customer reviews are available on Amazon already although the album was just released today.