June 30, 2010

MTV's Must-Watch Reality Series is Back! "Jersey Shore" Season 2 Premieres on Thursday, July 29 at 10p ET/PT on MTV

The eight housemates of Jersey Shore are back for another season of GTL, fist-pumping, and battling grenades. But now the party has moved south to Miami Beach, where they'll rekindle old friendships and flames. The area code may have changed but the drama remains the same as The Situation and Pauly D creep on girls, Snooki and J-Woww go gorilla hunting and Sammi and Ronnie pick up right where they left off. Even Vinny and Angelina are there to help bring the Jersey Shore magic and drama to South Beach. The haters will be hatin', the Ron Ron Juice will be flowin' and Snooki will be Snookin' on Season Two of Jersey Shore.
For fans that can’t wait any longer, check out the Season 2 Trailer.
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Eclipse Movie Review – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Releases today! Preview!

The Twilight Saga Eclipse has finally released. This is the moment millions of fans had been waiting for. You need to go n see this movie to find out one important question, i.e. who will Bella choose? Like always, Bella n the humans are surrounded by mysterious killings with the negative vampires’ main intention of drinking Bella’s blood which has become most desirable after all the running around in the previous movies.
Victoria creates new group of vampires to take revenge against the Cullens for killing her mate James but there is a secret which the Cullens posses and she is unaware of it.
Bella gets more n more confused as she is forced to choose between the wolf and the vampire. While Jacob has already warned Edward to not turn Bella into a vampire, will he still do it? Bell wants it for sure but at the same time wants Jacob to be by her side.
So what is going to be? Human or vampire? Jacob or Edward? Morality or immorality?
To find out the answers, rush to the theatres near you and catch the action.
The movie has already release in America; some parts of Europe and Asia have different release dates. To check the release date of your country click the following link:

Lady Gaga Debuts New Song 'You And I' At Elton John Benefit

We already know that Lady Gaga is pretty much finished with the follow-up to her smash full-length debut, The Fame. But now we finally have a peek at some of the material that might be on the album, thanks to footage of Gaga performing at Elton John's White Tie and Tiara Ball last Thursday.

"This is a brand-new record that no one's ever heard before ... ever," she said while seated at one of her signature deconstructed pianos and wearing a bedazzled black bra and panties with black boots. "And I've never, ever played it live, ever."

Read more>>http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1642484/20100628/lady_gaga.jhtml

Iconic UK Artist Howard Jones's Most Personal Album To Date Releases in U.S.

The iconic UK based artist Howard Jones returns with a seminal new album, Ordinary Heroes, set for US release June 29th, 2010.  The new collection is Jones' most personal album to date, a stripped down straight ahead pop album filled with classic piano and string infused songs.

In the six years since Jones' last album, Ordinary Heroes shows Jones to be in a different place musically, moving away from his early synth pop sound  (which put him on the map in the early 1980's with hits such as "No One is to Blame" and "What is Love").  Jones is in a more reflective mood with Ordinary Heroes, looking both inward and beyond the personal with a soulful pop album where storytelling is unobstructed by graceful, memorable melodies and supported by simple, elegant instrumentation.

The aptly entitled album is filled with songs about the hero in all of us.  With the title track "Ordinary Heroes" and the opening song "Straight Ahead", Jones takes us into the lives of regular folks, often unrecognized and unacknowledged, but heroic in their own way.  This universal theme also turns personal for Jones with songs like "Soon You'll Go" and "You Knew Us So Well" which also reflect his own journey as a father watching his daughter grow up and dealing with the loss of a loved one to suicide.

"For me, both as a creative artist and man, life is about transforming obstacles into something of value.  It's quite hard to live in the modern world, so with this album I wanted to celebrate the courage and fighting spirit in our every day lives," explains Jones from his London loft where he wrote and laid down the original songs for the new record.  He continues, "I wanted to create an album that had a simplicity of sound to it, where you would not be distracted from the lyrics."

Thus, the remainder of the instrumentation was recorded in a studio in the west of England without overdubs on top of his original piano and vocal tracks.  The final touches included a trip to Wales to record the choir for the emotionally touching song,  "Soon You'll Go."
With this new album Jones does not let us forget, that even in the most troubled times, love prevails over loss and a sense of optimism and a little courage will carry us forward beyond all obstacles.  With additional heartfelt songs such as "Someone You Need", "Love Never Wasted" and "Even if I Don't Say", Jones has created an album that soothes and inspires even the most wearied souls that better days are ahead.

June 29, 2010

Robert Pattinson, Miley Cyrus And Many More Young Stars Make Forbes Celebrity Power List

Twilight” stars have already invaded our movie theaters and magazines, so it should come as no surprise that they now occupy the ForbesCelebrity 100 as well. This year’s Forbespower list contains a mix of newcomers and mainstays, featuring everyone from lovebirds Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart to “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe. Even Britney Spears returned to the top 10 in a big way! Read more>>

Monkee Micky Dolenz Is Releasing First Solo Album In Over 10 Years

Monkee-Micky Dolenz, who is releasing his first solo in over 10 years , on August 3, a tribute to the songs of Carole King: King For A Day (Gigatone Records) has signed on for a special appearance in SyFy’s forthcoming TV-movie Mega Python vs. Gatoroid. The film stars veteran teen idols Debbie Gibson and Tiffany.

Dolenz will play the guest musical performer (‘Micky Dolenz’) at a benefit to save the Everglades and films his appearance later this week in California.

Dolenz will donate his salary to the ongoing Gulf relief efforts, as he will a portion of his participation in early-August at my RecordFantasy: an event put together by Gigatone Records where the superfan can become involved in the final preparation of Dolenz’s album and appear in concert with him (www.myrecordfantasy.com)

BOOK BEAT: Paperback Writer By Mark Bego (Publish America Books)

by Anne M. Raso

Having been a longtime friend and fan of Mark Bego's, I was anxious to pick up his first book about his own life (he has written 55 to 60 celeb bios, both authorized and unauthorized and that is what he is famous for)!
     A former celeb magazine editor and journalist, Mark has been the king of the celebrity bio for something like 35 years now and is no stranger to the New York Times bestseller list. His biggest moneymaker was a tome on Michael Jackson right about the time of the Victory Tour circa 1984 and we are sure he saw interest in it once more when the King Of Pop passed away a little over a year ago. I first met him when I interviewed him for his Aretha Franklin bio back in the mid-80s--it was for some kind of book review magazine that I have long since forgotten the name of.
    Bego's tales of pal-ing around with The Supremes' Mary Wilson in Monaco and at Bev Hills parties are quite amusing just because they always seem to encounter a wrench in otherwise glamorous situations--such as Wilson's angry and violent ex-hubby chasing her down the freeway in her mechanically challenged vintage Rolls or getting lost on the way to a party in Monaco given by Bill Wyman and The Prince that turned out only a few blocks away.
   Other friendships Bego discusses in details are ones with The Village People's Randy Jones, Three Dog Night's Jimmy Greenspoon and The Monkee's Micky Dolenz (not surprisingly, he worked on books with all three). Very often knowing one celeb often led him to getting him book collaboration deals with another, as is the case with these three.  Along the way, Bego went the standard agent route--the agents would ask him for ideas on hot celebs and he would pitch 'em. He was able to write whole books out of only one interview apiece with Cher, Aretha and Madonna--and as most aspiring biographers go, that is an amazing feat--but Bego knows how to get celebs' friends and family to talk!
    I enjoyed this book but I have to say that as a journalist, I enjoyed hearing another journalist's stories about not getting paid and wish Bego came up with antidote for the "check's in the mail syndrome." I always like to hear how other journalists and authors prevent getting ripped off in the crooked writing business (yes, it is arguably even worse that the music or fashion business in terms of rip-offs). Bego's stories about making ends meet include his stint as being the Easter Bunny's assistant at kids' photo ops in a Michigan mall....and even once donning the bunny suit! That is light years away from his photo ops with rock and Hollywood royalty, but that's what makes this tell-all tome so enjoyable!
    I am still wondering why mustachioed mark is sitting on a lounge chair pointing at a large slice of watermelon on the cover. I am thinking that maybe it is one of those "Paul Is Dead" type clues that only those on the very inside of Bego's world would "get"--but I will be sure to ask him about this if there is a NYC launch party for the publication of Paperback Writer! For more info on Paperback writer, go to 

BOOK BEAT: PAPERBACK WRITER BY MARK BEGO (Publish America Books, $29.95, available on amazon.com)
Elton John: The Bitch Is Back

June 28, 2010

Rock's Aerosmith Steven Tyler Writing Rock Book

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is set to open up about the heated feuds with his bandmates, which prompted him to briefly quit the group last yea r (09), in a new book.
The Dude Looks Like A Lady singer admits tension reached a high after h e fell off a stage during a South Dakota concert last summer (09). The in cident left him with multiple injuries and forced the band to cancel a No rth American tour with ZZ top.
While he was recuperating, Tyler announced his plans to take a two-year hiatus, and then abruptly quit the group.
Guitarist Joe Perry confirmed Tyler's decision to quit, while reports s uggested the band was on a search on replace the lead singer for 2010 and 2011 commitments.
Tyler has since mended his relationship with his bandmates and the grou p is back together and touring the globe, and now he's keen to reveal all about his tumultuous relationship with his Aerosmith buddies.
He tells the Associated Press, "I'm doing a book called Does the Noise in My Head Bother You, and I will be speaking about what it's like to be married to four other guys, and what I've had to put up with.
"There will never be another band like Aerosmith, and I just don't want to do anything to hurt that. I love the band so much." Does the Noise in My Head Bother You is set to hit shelves in October ( 10).

Lady Gaga Tops Broadway Wish List

Lady Gaga has topped a list of superstars fans would most like to see in a Broadway show.
The flamboyant performer played Adelaide in a high school production of Guys & Dolls and now GaGa fans are urging the native New Yorker to take her eccentric act to the professional stage.
The singer scored 32 per cent of votes on a Wenn.com poll, ahead of fel low popprincess Britney Spears with 28 per cent. Twenty six per cent of voters want to see Tom Cruise follow in the footsteps of his wife Katie H olmes, who enjoyed a run in Arthur Miller's All My Sons on Broadway in 2008.
Teen superstars Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber sealed fourth and fifth places in the poll with 12 and five per cent of votes respectively.

June 27, 2010

Eclipse: The Twilight Story

The producers hired him to inject more action scenes in the Eclipse. The actions included in this movie increased the pace of the movie and made the appearance of film more fatal. Surprisingly, Eclipse doesn’t only feature fatal actions; it also has some elements of love and romance. According to the director David Slade, the viewers who look for love elements in the movie will definitely like Eclipse. Fans think Slade gave the required horror-flick touch to turn this film into dark and bloody tale.
The premiere of Eclipse was held just two days ago in Los Angeles and the enthusiasm noticed among fans is really phenomenon. Fans gathered in thousand to see their favourite Twilight stars especially Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. In this latest episode of Twilight, Bella will be haunted by a group of fresh new vampires. Jacob and Edward’s main job will be to save Bella from getting haunted. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner acted in the role of Bella, Edward and Jacob’s role respectively. Eclipse will be released in theatres across the country on 30th June.

Eminem - Sober Eminem Can't Revisit 'Creepy' Home Studio

Eminem can't go down to the recording studio he built in his Michigan hom e anymore - because it reminds him of a very dark period in his life.
The rapper admits he spent a lot of time down there at the height of th e drug addiction, which kept him out of the spotlight for two years - and couldn't face returning to a place full of bad memories.
Instead he recorded most of his new album Recovery in a new hometown st udio.
He tells Billboard magazine, "I still have the studio at my house, but it reminds me of when I was in a really dark place.
"As soon as all the pills were flushed out of my system and I started s eeing things clearer, going downstairs in my basement and recording creep ed me out a little bit."

Willie Nelson's Hippie Look Made Him An Outsider In Nashville

Willie Nelson fears his hippie look held him back at the beginning of his career - because straight-laced Nashville, Tennessee music executives di dn't give him the credit he deserved.
The country music legend was inducted into Nashville's music mecca the Grand Ole Opry in 1965, but he now admits he never felt he belonged in Music City - because of the way he looked.
He tells Parade magazine, "The executives in music were a little prejud iced and biased about someone's appearance. They never stopped to think that maybe that long-haired hippie out there might have a little talent.
"There are a lot of people that hate change and want to keep things the way they've always been. Nashville was one of the last places to be lenient toward the hippies and the long hairs. That's one of the things that held it back.
"I felt like they failed to realise that I really knew what I was talki ng about. I was writing some pretty good songs and my singing wasn't that bad. I had a base in Texas. But the majority of the people that I record ed for and the publishing companies that I wrote for had heard stories ab out how popular I was in Texas. But they never left their desks in Nashvi lle long enough to come by and check it out.
"Whenever I'd go down to Texas to play to thousands of people on the we ekend, they didn't know anything about it in Nashville. So it was a big d isconnect between Nashville and the rest of the world for me back in those days."

Toy Story 3 Still Tops-Tom Cruise Disappoints

The toys and the grownups  rule the U.S. box office, combining to make $100 million over the weekend.
Adam Sandler's comedy opened with $41 million but failed to steal the top spot from Toy Story 3, which raked in $59 million in its second week on release.
Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz's action comedy Knight and Day opened in third place with a distant and disappointing $20.5 million- the worst opening for a Cruise film in 20 years.
The Karate Kid and The A-Team round out the new top five.

An Interview With Rock and Roll Author Mark Bego On His New Memoir

 Paperback Writer (Publish America) is the humorous and star-studded memoir of best-selling celebrity author Mark Bego. With 56 books in print, two New York Times best-sellers, a Los Angeles Times best-seller, and a Chicago Tribune best-seller, Bego has made a career out of interviewing media stars, and writing books about their lives.  His most recent release was 2009’s internationally published Elton John: The Bitch is Back.  In Paperback Writer his celebrity co-stars include Madonna, Cher, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, The Village People, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, Martha Reeves, Billy Joel, Angela Bowie, Gene Simmons of KISS, Jimmy Greenspoon of Three Dog Night, Joni Mitchell, Hall & Oates, and even Katharine Hepburn.

            Known for his biographical books about Leonardo DiCaprio, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, and George Strait, finally the time came for Bego to tell some of his own colorful adventures in celebrity land.  Bego recalls what it was like to move to New York City as a 21-year-old wannabe writer, and turn his love of show business into a lifelong career.  Paperback Writer takes each of its chapters from Bego’s personal celebrity journals that finds him interviewing Aretha Franklin at her house, dancing next to Cher at Studio 54, having coffee with Barry Manilow in his apartment, traveling around the world with Mary Wilson of The Supremes, and moving into the homes of rock stars to put their life stories on paper.

According to Bego in Paperback Writer, “In the past 40 years, not only have I met hundreds of rock, pop, movie and TV stars, I have partied with them, gotten drunk with them, gotten into trouble with them, traveled around the world with them, lived with them, written their autobiographies with them, and I even wound up in bed with some of them!”

A Q&A Session with Mark Bego

You have written and published 55 books on show business, and your memoir, Paperback Writer is Number 56. How have you managed to produce so many unique and different books?

            “In 1984, my book on Michael Jackson—Michael!—came out the same week he caught his hair on fire doing the Pepsi commercial.  It sold seven million copies worldwide, and I was on The New York Times best-seller list!  Then I predicted that Madonna was going to be the next big superstar, I wrote the first book ever published about her, and it became a million-seller as well.  After that, several publishers were looking to me to write books for them, and it blossomed from there.”

The first rock group you interviewed was Steely Dan.  Is that the experience that put you on this path as a rock & roll biographer?

            “In 1974, at Central Michigan University, Steely Dan came to my campus, and I received a phone call from their record company, asking if I wanted to interview the group.  Naturally, the answer was ‘yes!’ In the middle of the Steely Dan interview a light went on in my head, and I knew what I wanted to do with my Journalism degree:  interview rock stars for magazines and books!”

According to Paperback Writer, you were at the opening night at Studio 54, and danced next to Cher.  What was that like?

            “By the time Studio 54 opened, I was writing for several publications, so I was on the invitation list for that star-studded debut evening.  My date that first night at Studio 54 was C.C.H. Pounder of The Shield and Avatar.  We were absolutely knocked out when Cher came boogieing over to us on the dance floor, and suddenly C.C., Cher and I were surrounded by the paparazzi!  That was the beginning of countless nights at Studio 54 for me.  I used to hang out and talk to Andy Warhol, Michael Jackson, and of course The Village People!”

You were the first person to interview The Village People, and you predicted the initial career success of Madonna and Whitney Houston. How did that happen?

            “I was writing for Disco World magazine at the time, and during our interview I could tell that they were going to be a huge hit, and I instantly became friends with the guys in the group.  There is a whole chapter in Paperback Writer about that.  Actually, the first time I wrote about the group was in my regular ‘Nightlife’ column in Cue magazine.  When my paperback biographies started to become huge sellers, along came two more talents I recognized instantly:  Madonna and Whitney Houston.  In the ‘80s I wroteMadonna! and Whitney!  I revamped both books to write the expanded volumes:  Madonna:  Blonde Ambition in the ‘90s and my 2009 German language-only book Whitney Houston:  Die Biografie.
Several of the chapters in the book are about the stars of Motown, and you have toured around the world with Mary Wilson of The Supremes, and Martha Reeves. How did that come about?

            “When I grew up in suburban Detroit, I was absolutely mesmerized by Motown.  When I started interviewing celebrities for magazines in New York City, I always gravitated to the stars of Motown.  After I met Mary Wilson of The Supremes in 1975 for an article in Record World magazine, we became lifelong friends.  Several of the chapters in Paperback Writer are about my exploits and adventures with Mary, in Japan, in Sweden, in France, and in Monaco.  Working on Martha Reeves autobiography—Dancing in the Street: Confessions of a Motown Diva—was a Motown dream-come-true for me.  It became a Top 10 best-seller for us, and we had a blast on our promotional tour which helped make it a hit!”

At seven million copies sold, your book on Michael Jackson—“Michael!—is the biggest selling book on The King of Pop. What was that experience like?

            “I first met Michael Jackson at a party at Studio 54 that was given in his honor in the 1970s.  He was in New York City filmingThe Wiz.  Then, when my 1984 book about him became such a big hit, he surprised me by showing up in LaToya Jackson’s suite at The Helmsley Palace Hotel.  I walked right over to Michael and re-introduced myself to him as the author of his biography.  He looked me in the eyes—through his dark glasses—and said, ‘I know who you are.’  Although I always found him to be odd and distant, I was saddened when he suddenly died.  In 2010 I was able to write and edit a tribute magazine in his honor called Remember the King, as a way to say ‘goodbye’ to him.”

You have had several successful books outside of the United States. How did that come about? 
“In 1984, when my Michael Jackson biography became a huge hit in America, England, Spain, Japan and several other countries published foreign editions of it.  That was the beginning of my books finding an international audience.  When Michael Jackson died last year, my original Japanese publisher, Shinshokan, reprinted my book Michael! as a special 25th anniversary edition for Japan only.  In 2009, when I wrote the American book, Elton John: The Bitch is Back, again several foreign publishers jumped at the opportunity to bring out their own international editions.  So far my Elton book is has been published in England and Germany, and Russian and Danish versions of it are due out next.”

What rock star bio would you most like to write?

            “I would love to update my Barry Manilow biography, with Barry.  Also, I have always wanted to write a book with Ringo Starr.  He is the only Beatle who has not done his own autobiography, and I want to do it with him.  Yes, he did contribute to the Beatles book that Paul and George were involved in during the 1990s, but he has never done a solo autobiography.  I have done all sorts of things to try to talk him into it.  I keep bugging his manager to talk Ringo into it, but I have yet to snag him.  I am not done pursuing this!  One of these days I will talk Ringo into it!”

Paperback Writer spans a wide range of music, from your first books The Captain & Tennille and Barry Manilow, up to Lady Gaga. Has the music business changed a lot?

“I was very much involved in the record business in the 1970s and 1980s.  When I worked at CBS Records I would watch all of the new music come across my desk as the latest vinyl albums.  Nowadays I have to pay attention to the Internet, and be aware ofAmerican Idol and Glee.  The music and the musicians I write about in Paperback Writer could be a soundtrack album as much as a memoir!”

What has been our favorite book so far?

            “Well, Paperback Writer of course!  However, I have a special fondness for my book Madonna:  Blonde Ambition, in which I christened her the ultimate “bitch goddess.”  I also loved my biography Aretha Franklin:  Queen of Soul.  I interviewed Aretha at her Detroit mansion, and in the middle of the interview she started cooking some chicken in her kitchen.  When the chicken was fully cooked she suddenly announced, ‘Chicken’s done.  Interview’s over!’  She had the maid show me to the door, and didn’t share so much as a single chicken wing!  I had obviously been dismissed by The Queen of Soul!  I also loved my books about Cher and Patsy Cline as well.  In Paperback Writer I took the opportunity to write something about all of them.  I have had a fun and exciting career, and I captured it in Paperback Writer!”

For more info on Mark Bego's books. visit www.Markbego.com
Elton John: The Bitch is Back

June 26, 2010

Robert Pattinson On Film Cast: "They've become so much a part of my life."'

"Twilight" superstar Robert Pattinson has been conducting so many "Eclipse"-centric interviews lately, it's a wonder he actually remembers anything he says — let alone the countless articles that hang on his every word.
However, when MTV News caught up with him on the "Eclipse" premiere's black carpet Thursday night (June 24) to ask him about an article in which he'd been quoted as saying he's tired of all the "Twilight" work, Pattinson seemed to remember very clearly he had said nothing of the sort and quickly set the record straight.

"That's bullsh--!" Pattinson joked. "I hate reporters misquoting me, it's so annoying."
Of course, realizing he'd just used a naughty word during MTV's live feed from the premiere, he was quick to apologize for the blunder and cover his mouth. Read more>>

Photo: Moonglow

June 25, 2010

"Eclipse" Fever Heats Up Hollywood

Get the details on Rob, Kristen, Taylor and all your favorite "Twilight" stars as they hit the red carpet for the premiere of "Eclipse." Check it out!

The Women Of ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ Glam Up

The women of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” are dressed to impress at the premiere in Los Angeles where Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser and Dakota Fanning chat with Access’ Shaun Robinson about the insane fan turn out.

More On The Red Carpet At The Twilight Eclipse Premiere-Kellan Lutz

Kellan Lutz hits the red carpet at the premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” in Los Angeles where he chats with Access’ Shaun Robinson about the craziness at the premiere!

On The Red Carpet At The Eclipse LA Premiere!-Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner Has Déjà Vu At ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ Premiere

More On The Red Carpet At The Twilight Eclipse Premiere-Peter Facinelli

Does Peter have fun fun as a blonde?

More On The Red Carpet At The Twilight Eclipse Premiere-Kristen Stewart

Does Kristen Stewart Believe Robert Pattinson Is Related To Dracula?

More On The Red Carpet At The Twilight Eclipse Premiere-Robert Pattinson

Access caught up with all the stars of Eclipse at the premiere tonight in Los Angeles! Here's the first bunch with Rob Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Peter Facinelli.  

Is Robert a real Vampire?

Musicians Discuss Michael Jackson One Year After His Death

The musicians, along with Kelly Rowland and The Game, discuss the King of Pop's influence on their lives and careers, and how they're commemorating his tragic passing... 

On The Red Carpet With Rob, Taylor and Kristen-Eclipse LA Premiere!

Robert chose a maroon suit for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse premiere in Los Angeles (June 24). We thought for sure, he would come in black! Kristen looked stunning in white and Taylor was as handsome as ever, too.
We'll be posting more Red Carpet news and photos throughout the day. So, check back!

Photo: Moonglow Agency

June 24, 2010

Bipartisan Jam: Reps. Deutch, Rooney Play with Micky Dolenz of The Monkees on Capitol Hill

Reps. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), and Ted Deutch
(D-Fla.) teamed up on Wednesday with Monkee Micky Dolenz to campaign
for performance royalties legislation.

Crowley played the guitar, Rooney banged on the drums, and Deutch
tickled the ivories on an electirc keyboard (pictured here).

The legislation in question would require AM and FM radio stations to
pay fees to singers and musicians each time their song is aired.

Satellite and Internet radio stations pay such fees but traditional
stations do not. The broadcasters respond that they provide musicians
with free publicity by airing their songs and that the economic burden
of a new fee could drive stations into the ground.

Recording industry lobby musicFIRST held the event, where the troupe
played "(I'm not your) Steppin' Stone" and "I'm A Believer."