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GREEN DAY’S 21ST CENTURY BREAKDOWN IS CERTIFIED GOLD BY THE R.I.A.A.

BURBANK, Calif. – (Business Wire) 21stCentury Breakdown, the latest studio album from Reprise Records’ Green Day, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album was released by Reprise Records on May 15th, 2009, and debuted at No. 1 on theBillboard Top 200 chart, as well as on the Rock, Active […]

DOLLY PARTON GOES PLATINUM IN U.K.

As DOLLY PARTON readies her DOLLY LIVE IN LONDON CD/DVD for an anticipated early November release worldwide on Dolly Records, the iconic superstar’s overseas success is re-underlined as The Very Best of Dolly Parton has been certified platinum in the U.K., with sales of over 300,000 copies. DOLLY LIVE IN LONDON also features the singer, […]

TWILIGHT BEAUTY MAKEUP

Twilight-inspired make up is coming a big way. There will be two different lines—Luna Twilight and Volturi. A stylist for the lines commented: “Luna Twilight is more luxurious of the two offerings—the packaging is heartbreakingly gorgeous and the formulas are more sophisticated than the alternate collection.” The makeup release date hasn’t been announced yet, but […]

The Highline Ballroom Presents THE BEACH at GOVERNORS ISLAND

Live Music and Family Entertainment Minutes Off the Coast of Lower Manhattan July thru October 2009 Featuring performances from ERYKAH BADU; THE B-52s; MOS DEF; DARK STAR ORCHESTRA with KELLER WILLIAMS; BUCKETHEAD; THE HIP HOP KARAOKE BARBECUE; BADFISH, THE EASY STAR ALL-STARS, COLLIE BUDDZ and THE CANNABIS CUP ALL-STARS; TRAGEDY with THE SCHOOL OF ROCK […]

ROBERT PATTINSON WINS MOST HANDSOME MAN IN THE WORLD TITLE

Well, it’s no suprise that our boy, Robert Pattinson recently won Vanity Fair‘s Most Hanndsome Man poll. He blew the competition away by 51percent. Second place was scored by Brad Pitt and Nacho Figueras came in third with 12 and 13 percent. Captain Jack Johnny Depp surprisingly came in 4th at only seven percent.

JIM CARREY NOMINATED FOR TWO TEEN CHOICE AWARDS

Jim Carrey last won the surfboard trophy in 2000. Okay if any teens are fans of Jim Carrey and we know there are many, please go to the Teen Choice Awards website and vote for our favorite funny man! The three categories he is listed in are: Favorite Actor: Comedy and Movie: Comedy and Choice […]

CHER HEADING BACK TO THE BIG SCREEN

As previously reported here on THE MAC WIRE, Academy Award winner Cher has now signed on to star in a new movie musical Burlesque. Grammy winner Christina Aguilera will be her co-star. Variety reports that Steven Antin, who wrote the screenplay will be directing the film. Aguilera plays a young midwestern girl who arrives in […]

NEW B.B.KING BLUES CLUB ADDITIONS

Saturday, July 25 American Idol’s BO BICE Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm $25 adv, $30 at door Don’t worry; that wasn’t an imposter who was named “American Idol’s” Season 4 runner-up in 2005. But the Bo Bice people saw on the show and heard on the subsequent gold-certified album THE REAL THING was just […]

GREEN DAY OFFICIAL 21 GUNS VIDEO

Watch GREEN DAY’S 21 GUNS video here. Our favorite punks from the Bay Area are never short on firepower in this clip that also features some serious lip-locking. By the way, we just love the way Billie Joe curls his lip! (a little like Elvis, maybe?). 21 Guns directed by Marc Webb, who has filmed […]

THE B-52S ULTIMATE BEACH PARTY

The Highline Ballroom Presents THE B-52s The Ultimate Beach Party on THE BEACH at GOVERNOR’S ISLAND August 18, 2009 Showtime at 8:00pm – First Ferry leaves at 5:00pm The Highline Ballroom is proud to announce the addition of The B-52s to our second annual Governors Island Concert Series: The Beach at Governors Island. The B-52s […]

IN NYC: RECENTLY ADDED OR ALTERED SHOWS AT B.B. KING BLUES CLUB

Ticket Price Change: Wednesday, June 24 Power Live: FABOLOUS, RYAN LESLIE and F.L.Y. (Fast Life Yungstaz) all backed by a live band Featuring DJ CLUE, DJ SELF, DJ G-SPIN and DJ NORIE File Under: Hip Hop, R&B Presented by Power 105 and Adam Lublin NB: SRO – 21+ only – Fashionable Dress Code Enforced Doors […]

ELTON JOHN MAY HAVE STREET NAMED AFTER HIM

UK’s NME (New Musical Express) reported today that Elton John may be on the verge of having a street named after him. As many fans know, Elton born Reg Dwight is from Pinner Middlesex where the local council are in talks of honoring their “most famous” musical son. READ MORE

Mission: Impossible IV’ in the works

(Variety)—Mission: Impossible IV, which once seemed truly impossible, is taking shape at Paramount. Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams have agreed to co-produce the sequel, which is aimed at a 2011 release. The return of Cruise to Par itself is surprising in view of the circumstances surrounding his departure in August 2006. Apparently irked by the […]

SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME BRINGS OUT THE STARS FOR 40th ANNIVERSARY GALA

The 2009 Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) 40th Anniversary Awards show was a dazzling success, as SHOF Chairman/CEO Hal David and President Linda Moran recognized and celebrated some of the key songwriting icons of popular culture. Last night, heavyweights Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora; Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati (The Young Rascals); Roger Cook […]

AEROSMITH DRUMMER’S TRIBUTE TO WOUNDED SOLDIERS

AEROSMITH drummer JOEY KRAMER will celebrate his June 21 birthday with 20 wounded warriors he has invited to be his personal guests at the band’s show that night at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, VA, near Washington, DC. The Marines and Sailors–who all served in Iraq or Afghanistan— are from the National Naval Medical Center and […]

INSIDE ELTON JOHN’S BRAVE NEW WORLD OF ART

David Furnish help Elton build the outside of London art gallery. This is an interesting piece from the London Evening Standard covering old Elton’s shrine to modern art. Welcome to the art gallery that Elton John and David Furnish built. It’s taken more than a year to construct, was finished barely a month ago, and […]

Robert Pattinson NYC Media Blitz

(Video courtesy of Splash) It’s been some crazy week for our Rob, from being mobbed by hysterical fans and getting nicked by a taxi cab to filming a steamy beach scene for his new Summit flick, Remember Me.