Robbie Williams on X Factor
One of the hottest shows in the UK is X Factor, an Idol-like competition show with bands instead of individuals. Simon Cowell is negotiating hard to bring the U.S. its own version of the show -- in an attempt to recreate the success that Idol met when it crossed the pond. Until then, we only get Twitter buzz here -- and this past weekend, there was quite the buzz when guest Robbie Williams peformed his latest single, "Bodies." Williams is a mystery -- such a huge star in the UK, who never met the same success here. Odd -- because he has all the makings of a huge pop star. Click the video screen above to see his performance -- and if you get the error message, just click on the video screen again and it will transport you to YouTube to view.
Michael Jackson's New Song
The king of pop's last song, "This Is It," premiered on his site at midnight. The album of the same name is being released worldwide October 26-27. You can listen to the title song here. Then vote in the poll at left. What do you think?
Free Music Downloads
Every Monday, you can find free music downloads here. Here are this week's new offerings:
- Urban Outfitters' latest free installment includes 25 tracks; click here to download.
- StereoGum.com offers has a few free downloads of albums -- including three tribute albums to REM, Radiohead and Iceland's most famous citizen, Björk. Click here and then the "free albums" tab on the top menu to download.
- Former Ghosts is the reverb-soaked, emotionally raw synth project of Freddy Ruppert, Jamie Stewart, and Nika Roza (Zola Jesus). Their debut Fleurs is out 10/20 -- but you can download their single "Unfolding"via StereoGum.com here.
And don't forget to continually check the following sources for more free downloads -- new songs are added frequently. Just click on the links below and enjoy some new tunes.