You Hear It First: Jen’s Music News

Janet, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Madonna, Oh My!

Janet Jackson officially has her sixth #1 album with her newest release Discipline! I do not know about you, but I was surprised (in a good way that is) to hear this. I had no clue that she already had five #1 albums. I remember seeing Janet in concert during my senior year of high school, February of 2002 from the 14th row in the center of the main floor. It was the All For You tour. I cannot believe that was six years ago. Wow – I am getting old. But anyway, even though the hype around Janet’s music has died down since my glory days of high school (ah, the good old days), she still has what it takes to be #1. Make sure you go check out her new album Discipline, which is out now!

Janet Jackson

NEW COLDPLAY ALBUM – THIS SUMMER!!! Ok, sorry, I just had to let that out. I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am for this upcoming record, which will be Coldplay’s fourth release. I am a huge fan of this band and have seen them in concert two times. With every new album there is a tour. That is just way the promotion process goes people. The only tour date up so far is for a show in JAPAN of all places. Gah! So frustrating….BUT, here is my thought process on that. If tour dates are announced and no Chicago date is listed, then my hope is that the band is headlining Lollapalooza this summer; and that the presenting concert promoter, C3 Presents, is just keeping the line up very hush hush until they make their officially announcement for the festival. I mean, come on, Coldplay with a new album out this summer and a supporting tour in the works. What more could you hope for besides having the band perform at 2008’s Lolla right here in Chicago?! That would be my dream come true.

Foo! Speaking of dreams coming true…I just found out that the Foo Fighters are planning a summer tour. Seeing as how they are currently in the middle of a spring tour, this is crazy to me to find out that the next time I can see them live is only months away! I immediately looked up tour dates and saw that there is no Chicago date. Again people, what conclusion did I jump to? That there is a very high possibility that the Foo Fighters might be headlining Lollapalooza! So far, the last listed U.S. concert date is set for July 20th in St. Louis, MO. That gives the guys plenty of time to get to Chicago for Lolla (August 1-3). Plus, I heard from my source, that FF might just be at Lolla this summer. She said it was a hunch. That’s all I’m saying… Lately I can just not get me enough Dave Grohl and co. Ever since seeing them at their Chicago concert last month, I have been under the power of the Foo. I am so excited for their summer concert. Can you tell? Cross your fingers for LOLLA. Holla!

Foo Fighters

Last, but not least, we have Madonna. Well, technically we have Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, and Madonna. Yes yes yes, the dynamic duo of Timbaland & Timberlake are producing and writing with Madonna for her next album. Hmmmm, I wonder if it will be a hit record for her? If Justin’s last collabo with Timbaland, Future Sex/Love Sounds, is any indication, I think we may have a bona fide #1 album on our hands.

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  1. Claire says:

    I absolutely love Coldplay~great review!

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