Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake, The Fugees, Alter Bridge, Taking Back Sunday, Rilo Kiley, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs
July 19, 2007

While the final season of The Sopranos dominated today's Emmy nominations, the multi-talented Justin Timberlake also received a nod. JT is nominated along with Saturday Night Live's Andy Samberg and multiple SNL writers for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for their viral video hit "D**k In A Box." The song is up against tunes from Family Dad, Mad TV and the musical episode of Scrubs.


Fugees reunion a no-go?


It looks like the long-awaited, on-again-off-again Fugees reunion is indeed not happening. Rapper Pras recently told Billboard.com, "We went in the studio and recorded a couple records that were incredible. But, to put it nicely, it's dead. Me and [Wyclef], we on the same page, but Lauryn [Hill] is in her zone, and I'm fed up with that sh*t. Here she is, blessed with a gift, with the opportunity to rock and give, and she's running on some b*llshit? I'm a fan of Lauryn's but I can't respect that." Instead, Pras is focusing on a solo project, Experience, which is due by the end of the year. A video for his first single, "Pop Life," was recently filmed in Hong Kong, Dubai, Macao and Abu Dhabi, with scenes still to be shot in New York, Cuba and Haiti.

Alter Bridge has set October 9 as the release date for their second album, Blackbird. The album's first single, "Rise Today," officially impacts radio on July 31. Alter Bridge, which features three former members of Creed, recently signed with Universal Republic. “We’re very excited about beginning this chapter in our lives and career,” commented guitarist Mark Tremonti. “Universal Republic is a perfect home for us and we’re excited that our fans are going to get to hear all the new songs we’ve been working on for quite some time really soon. The material we’ve been working on is really aggressive and I think it’s the best work we’ve ever done. We can’t wait to get back in front of our loyal fans later this year.”

Victory Records has announced "a Taking Back Sunday album" is on the way from the label on October 30, with more details to be released in October. TBS started their career on Victory, but currently record for Warner Bros.

Rilo Kiley have set a North American tour in support of their upcoming album Under The Blacklight. After a few weeks of dates overseas, the band begins the trek in San Francisco on September 6 and will wind up in Los Angeles on October 15.

Arctic Monkeys have added a handful of North American tour dates in September, including festival appearances in Toronto, Montreal, Austin and California.

Also coming back over from the U.K. are the Kaiser Chiefs, who will head out on a brief North American tour in September, also playing the Austin City Limits festival. They'll wind up in New York on September 29 before heading back to the U.K. for more dates in November.




 
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