WK 12: Don't Believe the Truth
Prizes on the Horizon
BOSTON, MA Friday Jun.24.2005 /FantasyMusicLeague.com/ -- The FML has got some scary news: Get mixed up with some 'mucky fingers', find out why we are off to Jasper County, what happens as we enter the home stretch and who may moan.
Sir Bob Geldof, the rock-star-turned anti-poverty activist, is now trying to do the impossible. No, it's not Live 8, the sequel to his historic 1985 Live Aid concert but his attempt to reunite the Spice Girls at the concert. Live 8 is taking place on July 2nd in London, Paris, Berlin, Rome and Philadelphia. The concerts will be free, aimed at building awareness of poverty in Africa and increase pressure on world leaders instead of raising money. And according to Geldof, Posh, Baby Sporty and Ginger are willing to put their issues aside and reunite. However one woman stands in the way of the Girl Power revival, and that's Melanie Brown, also known as Scary Spice. So Scary, if you're reading, - and we know you are, the world needs you...
Some of the FML revenue-generating superstars performing at Live 8 include The Killers, Mariah Carey, U2 and Coldplay.
The feuding Gallagher brothers Noel and Liam otherwise known as Oasis are back and playing nice. Word is with their new disk Don't Believe the Truth, their sound is rocking once again and reminiscent of their heroes the Beatles and Rolling Stones. Incredibly catchy tunes on this disc include Mucky Fingers and the debut single Lyla. Oasis, along with Alkaline Trio and Trisha Yearwood are all making their debuts on the FML this week.
Speaking of Trisha Yearwood, she had all of Nashville's tongues wagging following Garth Brooks' surprise marriage proposal recently. Her new album, Jasper County and single Georgia Rain, are named for her Georgia childhood home. Yearwood has a deep affinity for her hometown especially after they named a two lane road the Trisha Yearwood Parkway. The album should drop in September.
Black Snake Moan
FML boy-toy Justin Timberlake is in negotiations to co-star in the film Black Snake Moan with Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci. The title comes from a 1920's blues album by Blind Lemon Jefferson. Ricci would play a girl addicted to sex in a rural town and Timberlake would play her boyfriend. Now that sounds interesting...
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