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Chae Jung-ahn comes back with TV Love
by | November 24, 2008 | 12 Comments
Chae Jung-ahn is returning to her roots with her first album in seven years. Chae, like Jung Ryeo-won and Jeon Hye-bin, is the type of actor who’s finding a lot more success in her second wind than she’d found in her initial foray into entertainment as a “dance gasu,” or a pop singer whose shtick... More »

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“To Heaven” becomes “To the Hospital”
by | November 15, 2008 | 16 Comments
What will they remake next? It’s not just songs, or movies, or television dramas anymore — now it’s MUSIC VIDEOS. (What next, commercials?) The music video for veteran kpop ballad singer Jo Sung-mo‘s breakout 1998 ballad “To Heaven” has just been given a makeover. What’s interesting is that the music videos share the same story,... More »

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Band of Brothers re-creates the Beatles
by | October 26, 2008 | 14 Comments
Um, kinda. Cable channel Mnet premiered its new show on October 25, Band of Brothers, in which Super Junior members Kang-in and Hee-chul, and Trax boys Jay and Jung-mo, decided to come together Beatles-style. First, they adopted the early-Beatles look with the straight-cut hair and the black suits, with Hee-chul channeling Ringo Starr behind the... More »

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Clazziquai is back with Metrotronix
by | October 24, 2008 | 19 Comments
Maybe I haven’t been keeping up with Clazziquai much, or maybe I was sidetracked because singers Alex and Horan have been so busy with their solo careers — he with his TV appearances (We Got Married) and she with her indie project band Ibadi. In any case, I wasn’t aware that the electronica group was... More »

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EZ Hyoung for My Sassy Girl
by | October 12, 2008 | 15 Comments
All right, here’s some PR in action: A song from EZ Hyoung‘s newly released second album is being used to promote the U.S. version of the romantic drama movie My Sassy Girl. EZ Hyoung’s label Antenna Music is touting this as a big deal, that his song “Beatles Cream Soup” has been selected as the... More »

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DBSK both hot and on fire
by | October 4, 2008 | 12 Comments
(At least figuratively?) U-Know Yunho and Micky Yoochun light up the stage (top pic) with the rest of their DBSK groupmates at the 2008 Asia Song Festival. October 4, Seoul World Cup Stadium.... More »
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Overworked singer needs a break
by | September 14, 2008 | 12 Comments
“I’ll return after taking a break for a while.” Clazziquai vocalist Alex is putting a halt to most of his broadcast appearances, he explained. He’s been worn out from overwork — promoting his solo album, appearing on MBC’s We Got Married, radio DJ-ing, and doing Mnet’s M Countdown program, among others. Now all that stress... More »

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Copyright troubles for Jang Nara
by | September 11, 2008 | 27 Comments
According to the Seoul Central District Court, the Korea Music Copyright Association received a request from an American songwriter that sales be stopped for Jang Nara’s sixth album “Dream of Asia.” She’s charged with infringing on copyright by recording a song without permission, “Mirage” [신기루], for which she also recorded its English version, “If You... More »

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Sittin’ on top of the world
by | August 30, 2008 | 9 Comments
(First thought at seeing the photo: Why don’t I have a disco-ball swing?) Rapper MC Mong performs to 8,000 concertgoers at Seoul’s Jamsil Stadium on the evening of August 30. DJ KOO opened the show; MC Mong performed a duet with Park Jung-hyun (“Love you to death”), and also had special guests Sohn Ho-young and... More »

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Back in action: Kim Jong-kook in Japan
by | August 25, 2008 | 15 Comments
Singer Kim Jong-kook recently completed his mandatory military service and is now back to recording. He also held his first Japanese fanmeeting on August 24 in Tokyo at Showa Women’s University. At the three-hour event, Kim introduced a hip-hop singer Joosuc, who’s been active in the Hongdae rap scene, and performed a duet of one... More »