This Is Us is the name of the seventh studio album from American Grammy-nominated international pop boy band Backstreet Boys. As becoming a four-piece band (Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and AJ McLean), this album will be the second album and will be released on October 5, 2009 in the UK through RCA Records, October 6 in the US through Jive, and later all over the world through Sony Music.

They have reunited with previous collaborator and producer Max Martin  Ryan Tedder, Dr. Luke, Claude Kelly, Jim Jonsin, RedOne and T-Pain for the album as well.

Backstreet Boys plan on spending the second half of 2009 and all of 2010 on the road. A European tour has already been announced and a full North American headlining tour will be announced shortly. Tour dates can be found on the group’s official website www.backstreetboys.com.

Source: wikipedia

Les Paul, the pioneer guitarist and inventor of electric guitars has died from complications of pneumonia in New York at the age of 94.

Les Paul is recognized with developing one of the first solid-body electric guitars, multi-track recording, overdubbing, and contributed to the birth of rock.

He’s also credited with inventing the eight-track tape recorder and guitar hero who set a standard for musicianship.

Guns N’ Roses star Slash described him as an exceptionally brilliant man.

Rest in peace Les Paul.