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Colombian rock singer Juanes’ latest single “Yerbatero,” is racing up the charts everywhere. The single – now Juanes' 7th No. 1 song - is from Juanes’ forthcoming CD set for release in December. ('Yerbatero' music video below)

The 3:23 song kicks off with a piercing, snaking guitar lead that flys over catchy bass/drum percussive beats that invite dancefloor action. Juanes meanwhile sings about offering his services as a shaman, offering a really good

 herb for those suffering in love. The tune is fast-paced, full of party rhythms and good grooves.

I guess that means that the thoughtful, philosophical tunes Juanes is also known for, will come with the arrival of his new album. Either way Juanes is still as good as the day he broke on the scene almost 10 years ago.

Local music scribes are describing the music as less technology-driven (programmed, synthesized) compared to what dominates radio


Juanes is also set to perform “La Tierra” with Herbie Hancock at the jazz legend’s 70th birthday concert on Sept. 1 at the Hollywood Bowl. He will also perform in a duet

with Brazilian chanteuse Ivete Sangalo Sept.  4 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

And in other Juanes news, the artist said he supports Mexican President Felipe Calderon's call for a debate on legalizing drugs.

"It is great that this debate is starting to



That comic actor Leslie Nielsen famous for his deadpan lines in "Airplane!" and "Naked Gun," died Sunday in Florida.

Officials said he died from complications from pneumonia. Nielsen was 84.

ABC reported the handsome Canadian spent more than 60 years doing serious roles in movies and on television, but he is probably best known as the bumbling cop Lt. Frank Drebin in the "Naked Gun" spoofs.

People magazine reported that

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