WK 9: New School Power Pop
World Famous FML Bling
BOSTON, MA Saturday Sep.3.2005 /FantasyMusicLeague.com/ -- The FML Insider rocks your world: Find out why we're hanging at Imrie House, learn which artist refuses to be a beauty school drop-out, and the secret to get your very own FML t-shirt.
The Fab Five
The Click Five make their power-pop debut on the FML this week. In 'Greetings from Imrie House,' the suit-wearing quintet pay homage their Boston digs where they lived while writing the album and attending Berklee School of Music. We would be shocked if you haven't heard Click 5's bubbly, retro-new-wave hit single, Just the Girl, since it's all we ever hear on the radio. Click 5 is the latest boy band to cause young girls to scream and faint in adoration much like the group they are opening for on tour. Yes, Click 5 has been opening for the uber boy band - the Backstreet Boys. Meanwhile, the Backstreet Boys get a 400 percent growth in revenue generation this week. We can only image the career 'tips' that go on backstage.
Music artists from every genre have joined forces to help those in need following the disaster of Hurricane Katrina. FML superstars from every genre of music are each doing their part. Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Harry Connick Jr. and other celebrities all got together for an NBC benefit. While Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Diddy Combs, Omarion, and David Banner come together for the upcoming BET fundraiser. Meanwhile country artists such as Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss, Keith Urban, and Billy Currington are performing a special benefit concert at the Grand Ole Opry. While Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas, Ludacris and more are scheduled to appear at a live performance on MTV, VH1 and CMT. Each of these events will raise funds to help the people devastated by Katrina.
Beauty School Drop Out
Sixteen years ago, Roxette climbed to the top of the music charts with 'Listen to Your Heart' and now thanks to some funky re-mixing by the Belgian duo D.H.T. it's a hit again. The duo features 20-year-old singer Edmee Daenen and 28-year-old MC/DJ/writer/producer Flor Theeuwes. Certain labels have their hearts beating quite fast thanks to a 171 percent increase of bling for folks with a thing for Roxette. According to a recent radio station interview one member of D.H.T., Edmee is still taking her beauty school classes. Meanwhile the single off their debut album, has rocked the eTracks.
FML favorites, The White Stripes are throwing a party and you're invited. The band is currently on a tour, and on September 27 they will play at the Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion Theatre in Maryland. What's so special about that you may ask? Well the show will be web cast via www.npr.org.
Finally this week the 'Register for Fall 2005' link appears on your 'my labels page.' Register your label now , so you are not left out for the exciting fall season. And as an added incentive, if you register now, you get a free, world famous, FML t-shirt.
Dean Tsouvalas is the current writer of the Lycos 50 - the most popular people, places and things users are searching for online and Lycos Director of Content. Tsouvalas is a former ABC News Television producer of Prime Time Live. Write Dean, at firstname.lastname@example.org