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Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, & Jennifer Hudson To Sing On The Finding Neverland Broadway Album! Does This Mean They'll All Be In The Show?!

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Sorry guys, don't hold your breath on this one!

It's typical for Broadway performers to be featured on the soundtrack of the show they're starring in, but Harvey Weinstein is taking a different approach with his new Broadway show!

After getting a sneak peek of Finding Neverland from Jennifer Hudson's breathtaking performance at the Tony Awards on Sunday evening, the Hollywood big shot revealed he's planning on releasing a concept album shortly after the show debuts on Broadway!

But unfortunately it isn't featuring the cast members of the show!

Harvey explained that Taylor Swift and Alicia Keys are probably going to be involved in the concept album for the Broadway musical with JHud, but the three will not be appearing on the Great White Way at all.

Such a bummer, we'd totally be down to see Swifty hold her own on Broadway!

If you missed out on JHud's stellar performance, take a look at it (below)! It's definitely a look of what's to come on this concept album!

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Big Things On The Horizon For Kevin Costner! Actor Releasing Concept Album And Going On Tour With Band

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While most know him for his work as an actor, Kevin Costner is winning everyone over with his music too!

Kevin's band, Modern West, is quickly gaining more and more fans — he takes care of his new adorers too! Costner believes that even casual come-and-goers can get in on the fun as Modern West's performances are "loosey-goosey" and entertaining.

Modern West is set to go on tour,

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The Archetypes Of Electra Hart! New Marina!

The journey into the world of Electra Hart continues - and we're getting a little more abstract!

Check out the third video from Marina and the Diamonds' alter-ego, for which she has cultivated for her upcoming album of the same name, called The Archetypes (above)!

Bold, one of a kind, and oddly hypnotic!

Wonder if this is some sort of intro or transition track?

Either way, we cannot wait to hear this record in its entirety!

How about U??

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MORE New Tunes From Imogen Heap!

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As you may or may not know, Imogen Heap has been hard at work on a brand new concept album since March, which samples 900 everyday sounds sent in by fans, and with one new track from it released every three months!

Well, for whatever reason, the singer has dropped TWO new tracks from the project that pretty much couldn't be more aesthetically different from each another, but are both equally FANTASTIC!

Check out the music video for Minds Without Fear, which is a collaboration with Indian composer Vishal Shekhar, as well as the other new single, Neglected Space (above)!

So innovative, right?

She seriously is one of the most creatively fearless musicians out there, while all the while still managing to put so many layers of heart and emotion into her material!

We love these! How about U??

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New Tori Amos!

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It's here!

Check out the just-released music video for Tori Amos' new single, Carry, off her upcoming album, Night of Hunters (above)!

Lots of classical influences here!

What do U think? Are U enjoying Tori's latest aesthetic?

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Yes! Tori Amos Announces New Album And Tour Dates!

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Oh man, are we excited for this or WHAT?!

Gurl sounds as though she is pulling out all the stops for this one!

Tori Amos announced today that her new album, which will mark her first release through the classical music record label Deutsche Grammophon, will be called Night of Hunters, and each track will not only follow a specific story, but also take inspiration from classical elements fused together with her original material!

She explains:

“I have used the structure of a classical song cycle to tell an ongoing, modern story. The protagonist is a woman who finds herself in the dying embers of a relationship. In the course of one night she goes through an initiation of sorts that leads her to reinvent herself allowing the listener to follow her on a journey to explore complex musical and emotional subject matter. One of the main themes explored on this album is the hunter and the hunted and how both exist within us.”

Fascinating! We just LOVE how she's constantly exploring different facets of herself through her music!

The album will be released in September of 2011, and will be supported by a just-announced tour sharing the same name as the album, which will kick off in Helsinki on September 28th!

Oh, hell no! We are NOT missing this one!

So excited!

Check out the full list of tour dates…AFTER THE JUMP!

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Coldplay Is NOT Making A Concept Album!

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We don't care what it is, so long as it's GOOD!

Despite previously announcing that the group was working on a concept album, Chris Martin is now claiming that his band, Coldplay's follow-up to 2008's Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends has consistent themes, but that's it!

He explains:

"[It's about] love, addiction, OCD, escape and working for someone you don't like… It's supposed to be about life - the good stuff and the bad stuff. Everything. It also has a lot of uplifting stuff, but it's not a 'concept album.'"

Drummer Will Champion elaborates:

"There's a phrase which my wife told me from a book, I can't remember which book, but a man is asked, 'Are you married?' And he says, 'Yes, of course I'm married. I have a wife, kids, the whole catastrophe'. Catastrophe just means something big and seismic but not necessarily bad. It's all about embracing the whole thing. Appreciating the good and bad and realizing it's all part of life."

It sounds like they've put a lot of thought into this one, so we're pretty psyched!

We're very curious to hear how their sound has evolved as they've developed this one!

What do U think?? Are U excited for new Coldplay??

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