While the masses pile into theatres to watch the second Matrix film, you can soon be enjoying a collection called The Animatrix straight from your living room.
The Animatrix is a collection of nine short films from the creators of The Matrix Trilogy, Larry and Andy Wachowski. They commissioned seven artists from Japan, America and Korea to create the films.
The electric techno soundtrack for The Animatrix was supervised by DJ/producer/remixer Jason Bentley. It includes tracks from Juno Reactor, Death in Vegas, Massive Attack, Meat Beat Manifesto and others.
The DVD and soundtrack are in stores June 3.
Track Listing for The Animatrix soundtrack:
?Who Am I? Peace Orchestra (5:58)
?Big Wednesday? Freeland (5:03)
?Blind Tiger? Layo + Bushwacka! (6:19)
?Under The Gun? Supreme Beings Of Leisure (3:28)
?Martineau Waves? Meat Beat Manifesto (7:41)
?Ren2? Photek (4:05)
?Hands Around My Throat? Death In Vegas (5:05)
?A Beauty That Never Fades? Junkie XL (6:13)
?Supremoves? Overseer (4:18)
?Conga Fury? Juno Reactor (7:24)
?Red Pill, Blue Pill? Junkie XL (8:58)
?The Real? Tech Itch (8:01)
Canadian rock band Nickelback will tour Eastern Canada and the Maritimes for the first time this June. They also plan on playing some surprise shows elsewhere in Canada, according to their web site.
Nickelback plan to release a new album sometime this summer.
Upcoming Nickelback dates:
June 23: St. John’s, Newfoundland (Mile One Stadium)
June 26: St. Ephrem, Quebec (Woodstock En Beauce)
June 28: Halifax, Nova Scotia (Citadell Hill)
June 30: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (Festival of Lights)
With the World Health Organization lifting all travel advisories on Toronto, the city, province and country are all chipping in to help. The Rolling Stones are being called in to help bring back Toronto’s tourism industry.
The Stones, who have rehearsed for their last 3 tours in Toronto, have agreed in principle to headline a free show that would interrupt their European tour, the band’s promoter Michael Cohl told the Globe and Mail.
It is estimated that $11 million would be needed to host such an event, which is being planned for July 29 or 30 on the grounds of the Downsview Air Base.
Last year, the Pope visited Toronto, and held a large mass at the same site. The Idomo furniture store was closed down afterwards when a rain coat dumped in a portable toilet caused the sewers to back up into the store.
50 Cent, Pink and TATU will all perform at the MTV Movie Awards, airing on the network June 5.
Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Luke Wilson, Amanda Bynes, Brittany Murphy, P. Diddy and Hilary Duff will be presenters.
If you’ve yet to hear music from Josh Kelley, make sure you check out this media player to read more about him, listen to some tracks, watch the video, read his diary, and much more.
Kelley is a 23-year-old art major and golfer from Augusta, Georgia. His major label debut, For the Ride Home, was produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band) and comes out June 3.
His single “Amazing” is number 23 on the Top 40 radio in the U.S. he will be opening for Third Eye Blind.
The Isley Brothers’ latest album, “Body Kiss,” will debut at number one this week on the Billboard chart.
This is their first number one album in almost 30 years, not since 1975′s “The Heat Is On” reached that mark.
50 Cent, last week’s chart topper, fall to number 5. That’s not as big a fall as Lil’ Mo took, plunging from 17 to 43.
Norah Jones’ “Come Away With Me” added to its 6-million sold, earning the second spot, followed by Jack Johnson’s “On and On,” and Cher’s “The Very Best of Cher,” which some consider to be an oxymoron.
In Canada, Jones sold 10,300 copies to earn number one.
Britney Spears may have replaced choreographer Wade Robson with Cris Judd, according to MTV.
Spears spokesperson would not confirm the report to MTV, but said that Spears’ camp is “in talks” with Judd “about a variety of projects,” emphasizing that nothing is confirmed.
Judd has worked with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and Usher, but perhaps is best known for his brief marriage with Jennifer Lopez.
MTV reports that Spears is lining up the choreographer, crew, and dancers for a fall tour to promote her upcoming album.
Canadian Idol will premiere on CTV on June 11 at 8 PM ET, it was announced today.
The first episode will look closely at the audition process.
Auditions have already been completed in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Ottawa. Auditions are still to be done in Halifax, St. John’s, and Toronto.
“Our expectation is that Canadian Idol’s ‘Top 10′ finalists will be outstanding and would challenge any other country’s ‘Top 10′ hands down, including America’s,” Susanne Boyce, CTV President of Programming, said in a press release.
The top 100 finalists will travel to Toronto in June, where the judges (Sass Jordan, Farley Flex, Jake Gold and Zack Werner) will narrow the field down to 30. At that point, the television audience votes weekly for the performers that they want to see advance.
The series will wrap up in September.
Alien Ant Farm plan on releasing their sophomore album on August 19, according to MTV.
The band was in a bus accident last year, which sidelined them from touring.
Robert and Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots produced the album, which is untitled as of yet.
Limp Bizkit are currently in the recording studio, reworking their upcoming album which has been pushed back to a September release.
The album was supposed to be released in May, but the band decided to record other material with new guitarist Mike Smith than they had previously recorded.
In order to give them enough time to rehearse the new material for the Summer Sanitarium Tour with Metallica and Linkin Park, Bizkit have pulled out of some European dates.
Frontman Fred Durst is also working on a solo project called “Pacifica.”
“It’s very ’80s,” he told Rolling Stone. “I don’t want to say it sounds like Howard Jones or A Flock of Seagulls. Maybe it sounds more like Duran Duran or Soft Cell ? this will be a more polished, modern takeoff of those things.”