Month: October 2009

FILTER RETURNS WITH “FADES LIKE A PHOTOGRAPH”

Rock icons FILTER return to the airwaves with their new song “Fades Like A Photograph,” which will hit Rock Radio this week.   The track will be featured in the upcoming big-budget action thriller 2012 and its accompanying soundtrack. 2012 stars John Cusack and was directed by Roland Emmerich. The soundtrack will be released Nov.…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: White Rabbits, “Percussion”

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! White Rabbits, “Percussion”: SKOPE IT HERE!

UNRELEASED U2 FOOTAGE FROM OVER 25 YEARS AGO

With the re-release of U2’s fourth album, The Unforgettable Fire, the group has decided to share rarely seen before seen video footage with their fans. The video showcases frontman Bono speaking on the recording process of the breakthrough album and flashes back to some of the most historical songs ever written. The special edition release…

MEMBERS OF 3 DOORS DOWN, KID ROCK, AND MUZIK MAFIA FORM 7DAYBINGE

7dayBinge plans to release its debut, self-titled album via digital download portals on December 8, 2009, with hard copy release to follow on January 26, 2010.   The group includes Todd Harrell of 3 Doors Down on bass, Jon Nicholson of the Muzik Mafia on guitar and vocals, Kenny Olson of Kid Rock’s band on…

ROB ZOMBIE UNEXPECTEDLY SWITCHES LABELS

In a sudden and unexpected move, multi-platinum hard rock artist Rob Zombie has inked a new worldwide deal with leading rock label Roadrunner Records through its Loud & Proud imprint. This shocking announcement comes as Zombie exits his former label and of eighteen years, where he sold fifteen million records as a solo artist and…

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON SOUNDTRACK RISES TO #1

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON–ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” rises to #1 this week on the Billboard 200, its first full week in stores and online. Despite the soundtrack being released four days earlier than scheduled, it made an impressive debut last week at #2 on the chart after an abbreviated week at retail. This marks…

MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK TO TOUR WITH WEEZER

Motion City Soundtrack are thrilled to announce that they’ll be joining Weezer this December for some select live shows!   Kicking off in Chicago December 1st at the Aragon Ballroom, this run will see MCS playing dates in the Midwest and along the East Coast with the like-minded pop rockers.   Before heading out on…

Tonight We Ride, Of The West

This Montana-based rock trio packs so much intensely fun energy into this record that it’s ridiculous!   Tonight We Ride is made up of: Dustin “Dub” Campbell on vocals & guitars, Greg Vivrette on bass & backing vocals and Adam “Bomb” McDonald on drums.   The music on Of The West is so damn random…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30th, 2009

OWL CITY TOPS BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART Owl City jumps six spots to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Fireflies.” The success of the song is spurring sales of the band’s debut album, Ocean Eyes, as it has climbed into the top ten on the Billboard album chart.   Last week’s number one song,…

SKOPE TV PHONER WITH FOCUS

It was a nice Thursday night when the phone rang around 6:45 pm. On the other end was a mega producer by the name of Focus. Focus joined us from Atlanta and he wasted no time to get down to business.

NEVER SHOUT NEVER TO RELEASE EXCLUSIVE EP THROUGH HOT TOPIC

Never Shout Never, the brainchild of 18-year-old singer-songwriter and guitarist Christofer Drew, will release a new physical EP exclusively through clothing retailer Hot Topic on December 8th. The EP features two songs from Never Shout Never’s upcoming eight-song mini-album for Loveway Records/Sire (“Jane Doe” and “What is Love?”), a live track (“Big City Dreams” from…

Mason Daring, Self-Titled

Mason Daring is a well-established film composer who has been hard at work since the early 70s.   Early on, the singer/songwriter performed solo at the Bull & Finch (eventually Cheers) in Boston and later toured & recorded as a popular duo with singer Jeanie Stahl.   He is highly recognized for composing scores for…

“GRANDPA” ELLIOTT PRESENTS “SUGAR IS SWEET” / VIDEOS

In partnership with the Concord Music Group, Playing For Change announced the launch of a new record label that will support releases from select artists associated with the global music and multi-media collective Playing For Change. The first artist signed to Playing For Change Records/Concord Music Group is legendary New Orleans street performer “Grandpa” Elliott…

KRISTINA TRAIN LIVE ONLINE ON NOVEMBER 2

USA Today says that Kristina Train is “a mature, polished and soulful-to-the-extreme stunner. Watch out, Adele.” See what critics are raving about on Monday, November 2nd at 6PM EST when Kristina gives a stunning performance that can be watched live. Kristina will perform songs from her debut album, Spilt Milk, in a private showcase at…

SKOPE & ICP ARE GIVING AWAY MERCH & AN IPOD

The long awaited return of the Dark Carnival has finally arrived! ICP have just released Bang! Pow! Boom! and to celebrate the release ICP and Skope Magazine are giving you the chance to win some FRESH ICP swag and a Classic iPod! So get your Faygo on, and GOOD LUCK!

THE BEATS OF SOUNDGOD

In his biography it says, “Talented Super Producer in the making Soungod is more than ready to make his unique mark on the music industry. His music is best described as a unique rhythmic style melding rock, digital, and hip hop components, with R&B undertones mixed with an eclectic selection of effects held together by…

LEGENDARY PRODUCERS KENNY GAMBLE AND LEON HUFF RELEASE NEWLY DISCOVERED MICHAEL JACKSON CANDID STUDIO FOOTAGE

As the world focuses today on the previously unreleased rehearsal footage that has been transformed into Michael Jackson’s“This Is It” tour documentary, legendary producers and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees KENNY GAMBLE and LEON HUFF are giving fans an earlier, intimate look at the budding megastar they deeply loved and mentored for 35…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 2009

LADY GAGA’S ANNIVERSARY Lady GaGa’s The Fame album celebrates one year on the Billboard album chart this week.   GaGa’s debut effort has sold over 1.5-million copies and spawned hits like “Paparazzi” and “Poker Face.”   GaGa is re-releasing the album as The Fame Monster on November 23rd. JENNIFER LOPEZ TAKES BRANDY’S “LOUBOUITINS” According to…

ALLISON MOORER SIGNS TO RYKO

Allison Moorer is set to release her Ryko debut, Crows, on February 9th, 2010.   Produced by R.S. Field (Buddy Guy, John Mayall) at the House of David Studio in Nashville, TN, the 13-track album is a refined and lyrically honest collection of songs that is a marked stylistic departure from her previous work.  …

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Wyclef Jean “SUICIDE LOVE feat. EVE”

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! Wyclef Jean “SUICIDE LOVE feat. EVE”: SKOPE…

We Are The City, In A Quiet World

Youth is as much a blessing as it is a predicament. There’s a fresh-faced innonence that captivates young people; this innocence has a way of underlining so many recordings from young rock bands as well. The riffs sound a little more immediate and a lot more pop-leaning. The vocals are brimming with life, if only…

Parlour Steps, The Hidden Names

A few months ago, while browsing through one of Vancouver’s top indie record shops, I came across an older record from Parlour Steps, a local act. I’d heard of them in passing and I was intrigued. I asked one of the clerks about the band, and in a typically succinct manner, he replied carelessly, “Good…

Painkiller Hotel, Black Roses

Black Roses, the latest from Aurora, Illinois’s Painkiller Hotel is a study in how to do a lot of things right. They’ve got a great, interpretation-heavy name. And judging by the back cover, they’ve got that simple, weary rock star look down to the finely crumbled tuxedo. But most of all, they’ve got punchy tunes…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: DJ Skee Unleashes “Let Me Go”

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! DJ Skee Unleashes “Let Me Go”: SKOPE…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Drew Danburry, “Free Promotional EP”

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! Drew Danburry, “Free Promotional EP”: SKOPE IT…

Various Artists, Record Of The Week Club

The idea of Record Of The Week Club is rather simple; bring three different artists from Winnipeg’s Manitoba’s vast musical landscape once a week (Every Wednesday throughout the summer of 2008, if those kind of things are of interest to you) into MCM Studios. None of the artists knew who else was going to be…

DIANA OLSON EXPERIENCES PRINCE AT BUNKERS IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN

A couple weeks ago Prince did a couple impromptu concerts at Grand Palais in Paris after attending some fashion shows for Paris Fashion Week. Last Sunday Prince showed up at Bunkers, in the downtown Minneapolis warehouse district, where Mombos Combo was playing their regular Sunday night jam.  

R. KELLY IN A LIVE HD PERFORMANCE

BILLBOARDLIVE.COM is a live performance show that utilizes OWL’s state-of-the art technology to provide fans with five-camera shoot for the ultimate interactive viewing experience in HD. Fans have the ability for the first time ever to view the concert from five different angles of their choosing, the larger, full-screen view, as well as four other…

IKE REILLY TO RELEASE HARD LUCK STORIES / AUDIO

Rocker and Singer-Songwriter Ike Reilly will be digitally releasing his new album, “Hard Luck Stories” on November 23, 2009. As a lead-up to the release of the album, Reilly will be hosting “Where’s my Godd*mn Medicine?,” a special podcast which will be available for free download beginning October 26th on Reilly’s website: www.ikereilly.net . “Where’s…

SKILLET RELEASE VIDEO FOR “HERO”

Following the success of their official single “Monster,” Skillet has released a video for “Hero,” the opening track off their latest album Awake. The video is a tribute to the everyday heroes among us and features some impressive pyrotechnics to boot. Check out the video here, and make sure to also check out Skillet live…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28th, 2009

OWL CITY AND NEW MOON TOP ITUNES CHART Owl City’s “Fireflies” is the most downloaded song of the week on iTunes.   The band’s album, Ocean Eyes, also leaped up to number two, just behind The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack, which features songs from Death Cab for Cutie, Thom Yorke, Sea Wolf, Muse, OK…

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD PERFORM “CITY” LIVE

Hell Yeah! The first full cut from the highly anticipated new CD/DVD, “Desperate Measures” 6 crazy MC’s, 6 live records, 6 new studio recordings, and 60 minutes of HU live and uncut. Preorder now on itunes!! In stores and online Nov 10!

FAN DEATH RELEASE “REUNITED” VIDEO

Fan Death have returned with another colorful fantasy based video, directed this time by vocalist Dandilion Wind Opaine.   Watch the girls encounter scores of bizarre characters resembling certain influential personalities before riding off into the sunset with the big man himself.