Month: September 2009

AAR CANCEL TOUR DATES

The All-American Rejects are sorry to announce the cancellation of three upcoming show dates–two dates in support of Blink-182 and one headlining date in Atlantic City.   Lead Singer Tyson Ritter sustained an injury while on tour and is taking necessary precautions for a speedy recovery.   The All-American Rejects will return to the stage…

Slant, Slant

If Tool and Jimi Hendrix had some kind of post mortem love child, it would be Slant. And if Tool, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and Nirvana could create a celestial collaboration, it would be Slant’s latest album, self titled “Slant”. “Slant” takes you on an epic journey of intricately skilled drum solos, nostalgic guitar riffs,…

JOHNNY RICHTER RELEASES “EVOLUTION” VIDEO

Kottonmouth Kings’ frontman, Johnny Richter, has released the video for his solo track, “Evolution”, online. The track appears on Kottonmouth Kings’ upcoming new album “Hidden Stash 4:20”, which lands in stores on October 13th, 2009 on Suburban Noize Records.

Shannon Stephens, The Breadwinner

I’ve been saying this to myself for awhile now, but I think I’m ready to get it out in the open: there aren’t two female singer-songwriter voices out there that sound alike. None. Every female voice, from those that hum a tune to those wailing down in Vegas share the same vocal chords. And Seattle-bred…

The Oranges Band, The Oranges Band Are Invisible

Let’s all raise a glass for The Oranges Band. On The Oranges Band Are Invisible, the Baltimore smart-punk outfit combine blue-collar, everyman aesthetics with a sound that’s thick as nails. Tangibly reminiscent of some of the bands which have influenced them in some form or another, including Spoon and Guided By Voices, The Oranges Band…

THE HOT RATS DEBUT & TOUR COMING JANUARY 2010

Clear your holiday playlists: Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey of Supergrass have teamed up with producer extraordinaire Nigel Godrich to bring you the must-have party record of 2010 (and beyond) with Turn Ons, their debut as THE HOT RATS, scheduled for release January 19 on Fat Possum. Having whipped festival crowds into rock and roll…

50 CENT TOPS NEW YORK TIMES’ BEST SELLERS LIST

According to his official fan site, 50 Cent’s latest project, The 50th Law book, debuted on top of the New York Times’ best-sellers list last week.   The book gives readers advice on how to make successful business moves and financial gain. You can get yours today via Amazon.com now.

SHAKIRA GETS REMIXED!

According to Rap-Up.com, T-Pain has released the official remix to Shakira’s hit single “She Wolf.” The Auto-tune laced track is definite a must-listen! SKOPE IT HERE!

GWEN AND GAVIN’S HOME OK AFTER BREAK IN

According to reports Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s London home was broken into over the weekend.   But it turns out only the bottom part of the home, which the couple rent out, was burgled.   The police say the couple’s upstairs residence remained untouched but a number of items were stolen from the bottom…

NEW ROD STEWART DISC

Rod Stewart will be releasing his new album Soulbook on October 27th.   On the effort, Stewart covers sixties and seventies soul classics and has duets with Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder and more. Head to RodStewart.com for more.

NUDE GAGA PROMO

A promo video to promote the upcoming Fame Kills tour with Lady Gaga and Kanye West has was posted on West’s blog.   “What Happened To All The Rock Stars?,” West wrote on his blog, “The Fame Killed Them!”   The 31 second clip shows a man carry a nude Gaga in slow motion before…

MILEY & PEARL JAM TOP ITUNES DOWNLOADS

Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.” climbs to the number one spot on iTunes singles chart after three straight weeks at number two.   The song was downloaded more than any other song on the site last week beating out “Watcha Say,” by Jason DeRulo, “I Gotta Feeling,” by the Black Eyed Peas, “Paparazzi,” by…

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The ETTES, Do You Want Power?

The ETTES are a 3-piece rock outfit from Nashville, Tennessee and they are dropping their third album Do You Want Power? today. They deliver garage rock soaked in a 60’s beat-punk sound with heavy, distorted guitars and pounding drums. Lead singer Lindsay “Coco” Hames has a soulful 60s country voice not unlike Patsy Cline. Bassist…

PERSON L TO RELEASE NEW RECORD

Academy Fight Song is proud to announce the release of Person L’s second full-length record, The Positives, on November 17th. In anticipation of the forthcoming release, the band will be exclusively premiering the new album’s title track on their Myspace page today, September 29th.   Following the DIY nature of Initial, Person L’s 2008 self-released…

AFM PRESIDENT LEE ON NET NEUTRALITY & MUSICIANS

“The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) applauds FCC Chairman Genachowski for announcing his intention to open a rulemaking proceeding to ensure that the Internet remains open and neutral. “A free and open Internet is necessary so that musicians and artists can effectively distribute their work. Artists of all levels…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: AVI BUFFALO “RACCOON”

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! AVI BUFFALO “RACCOON”: SKOPE IT HERE!

INCITE DEBUT ALBUM COMING OCTOBER 20

New metal-monsters INCITE will release their debut album THE SLAUGHTER in stores, destroying a city near you October 20th on I Scream Records. This hard-hitting debut was produced by Logan Mader (Devildriver, Cavalera Conspiracy and Divine Heres).   Singer Richie Cavalera founded INCITE in 2004 with band-mates Dis (guitar), Luis Marrufo (bass) and Zak Sofaly…

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH AAR

Go behind-the-scenes with The All-American Rejects on the set of their new video for “I Wanna.” In true Rejects fashion, the Paul Hunter (Lenny Kravitz, Gwen Stefani) directed clip promises to be the ultimate party with kegs, mounds of bubbles, a kiddie pool, and even two pigs on set.   Check out the clip here…

TORI AMOS NEW ALBUM ANNOUNCED

After nearly two decades writing and recording some of her generation’s most emotionally powerful music, Tori Amos will release her first seasonal album, Midwinter Graces, on November 10 via Universal Republic. A follow up to Tori’s critically acclaimed studio album, Abnormally Attracted to Sin, Midwinter Graces will find Tori reworking and expanding on classic carols…

NEW ALBUM FROM JOHN CLINEBELL OUT OCTOBER 25

Southern California talent, John Clinebell, is set to release his album, Make It Land, on October 25. According to Stardum Entertainment Magazine, “John Clinebell is an artist to watch out for as the Summer turns to Fall and his infectious songs continue to permeate the consciousness of music listeners throughout California and the world.” Make…

AMAZING BABY RELEASES EXCLUSIVE TRACK FOR GREEN LABEL SOUND

Green Label Sound, a free exclusive singles label, today released its latest track “Supreme Being” by New York City psych-rock band Amazing Baby. “Supreme Being” is a mix of melodic prog and swirling indie rock, and is available via free download exclusively at www.greenlabelsound.com. Link to download “Supreme Being”: SKOPE IT HERE!

DAVID BOWIE ‘A REALITY TOUR’ ARRIVES AS 2-CD SET

The most recent original full-length entries in the David Bowie catalog are his REALITY studio album (released September 2003), and subsequent live DVD, A REALITY TOUR (October 2004), which presented his world tour of October 2003 through June 2004.   A REALITY TOUR was the highest-grossing global tour of 2004 and one of the most…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: T2 (DUDE FROM THE DISTRICT) “YEAH SHAWTY”

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! T2 (DUDE FROM THE DISTRICT) “YEAH SHAWTY”:…

DONALD PASSMAN’S 7TH EDITION OF ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MUSIC BUSINESS TO BE PUBLISHED NOV. 17

For nearly two decades Don Passman’s book All You Need To Know About The Music Business, 7th Edition (Free Press; November 17, 2009; $24.95) has been universally regarded as the definitive, essential guide to the music industry. Now in its seventh edition, it continues to be the leading industry handbook with crucial up-to-the minute information…

D&M GUITARS OFFERS 20% OFF GUITAR WORK FOR OCTOBER

D&M guitars is offering clients 20% off already low rates on all setups and labor services for the month of October.   Send a referral and get another 10% off! To take advantage of this offer, just respond to this e-mail, or mention it when calling to schedule an appointment. Offer is good for work…

Pearl Jam, Backspacer

The legendary rock band Pearl Jam has been known for plenty of things throughout its near two decade career. However, one of its most publicized periods was when the Seattle band took on Ticketmaster back in the 90s because of the agency’s high ticket fees. While this battle proved to be unsuccessful, it did earn…

Jer Coons, Speak

Jer Coons has plenty of things standing in his way of becoming a rock star. First off, he doesn’t reside where there is a celebrated music scene; he calls Burlington, Vermont home. Also, the 20-year-old probably can’t be called very hip as his forte is writing catchy pop songs with charming melodies. Despite this, Coons…

THE DODOS NEW VIDEO FOR “FABLES”

“I’m glad that we were able to keep things simple on this record,” says Long, “Because when your band gets a little popular, there’s this tendency to say things like, ‘Let’s add an orchestra on this one!” That works for some people, but it would detract from this band.”   View “Fables” On Pitchfork TV:…