Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Critics slam Miley Cyrus The Last Song
Still going to be #1

(Reuters) – Critics slammed Miley Cyrus in her first movie made outside her "Hannah Montana" character as it opened in U.S. theaters on Wednesday, but "The Last Song" was still expected to perform well at box offices.

Cyrus, 17, who has said she wants to make a career in movies after five years playing Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana", was widely savaged for her performance as a surly teen sent to spend the summer with her estranged father.

Two previous Cyrus movies -- "Hannah Montana The Movie" in 2009 and 2008 concert film "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour" -- both opened No.1 at North American box offices with first weekend ticket sales of more than $31 million each.

"The Last Song", released by Disney's Buena Vista, faces stiff competition this weekend against new 3-D fantasy adventure "Clash of the Titans" from Warner Bros, while DreamWorks Animation's "How To Train Your Dragon" is expected to play well with families for a second weekend after its $43.7 million opening.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bandslam DVD features different ending
Would be great marketing to have several different endings
Can't wait to see Mrs. Zac Efron live

While you're getting ready for Beastly, just caught Bandslam DVD. The DVD ends with The Daze, not Scott Porter and The Glory Dogs as in the theatrical release, winning. Thought it would be terrific if there were a whole series of different bands winning the competition. Great marketing

Wasn't she suppose to have a show in Oregon or Washington this year?

Finally figured out what the keyboardist was saying during the movie version (three different versions - movie, CD, and YouTube video) of Everything I own. It is one time; two times.

Finally, the rumor Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens are being married is still on. Supposedly somewhere like the Beverly Hills Hotel. Still in June. Hottest ticket of the year!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

It's all about the show
Ke$ha plays American Idol
Adding pizzazz to your act

Nearly 200 years ago, Wild Bill Cody said it was about the show, entertaining people in a big way. Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers, all the big acts realize this. Alice Cooper demonstrated it 40 years ago. KISS embellished what Cooper was doing.

If your band is showing up looking like Kurt Cobain, you're missing an opportunity to take your music farther. Recently watched a battle of the bands. Only one group came on and had a stage presence. Incredibly, they did not win. The bible thumper band took top honors. Yet the crowd went crazy for the band with a stage presence.

Be it a used Jolly Green Giant costume like Ke$ha wore on American Idol to the Black Eyed Peas, add creativity to your stage act.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Expect big drop in Almost Alice CD
Sex, Gorillaz and Hendrix
Dominate tomorrow's Billboard 200

Sex sells. Ludacris' Battle of the Sexes is expected to debut at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 tomorrow, followed by the Gorillaz' Plastic Beach. Lady Antebellum is #3, and projected to be #1 again March 25 on projected sales this week.

Coming in fourth will be another debut. You think Michael Jackson did well this week with a $200-million recording contract. Imagine a guy who's been dead 40 years debuting at #4 on Billboard's 200. Wish your band could do that? Only one living person connected to The Jimi Hendrix Experience, bassist Billy Cox. Hendrix's Valley of Neptune should come in at #4. Not bad for a debut of someone gone 40 years! Wonder if Elvis ever did that? Definitely not John Lennon.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Good news, bad news
Almost Alice debuts at #5

The good news is Almost Alice debuted at #5 on Billboard's top 200 chart. The bad news is, Almost Alice debuted at #5 on Billboard's top 200 chart, not #1.

The end of January, predicted it would be #1 middle of March following its March 2 release. Two more weeks to go.