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THEM CROOKED VULTURES FIRST EVER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Them Crooked Vultures–a/k/a Dave Grohl (drums, backing vocals), Josh Homme (guitar, vocals) and John Paul Jones (bass, keyboards, backing vocals)–has confirmed the dates of its first ever North American tour. The dates kick off with an October 2 performance at the Austin City Limits music festival, to be preceded by a September 30 Austin City…

SLAYER ANNOUNCES WORLD PAINTED BLOOD CONFIRMED RELEASE DATE

The mighty Slayer has confirmed a release date for the band’s 10th studio album:   World Painted Blood will be released on Tuesday, November 3 in North America, and on Monday, November 2 to the rest of the world.   In addition, Slayer has revealed the complete and correct track listing for the album that…

PEASANT GETS FEATURED ON I-TUNES

iTunes’ “Indie Spotlight” has consistently given music listeners a delightful taste of the best new music from rising stars — and this week’s bunch proves it! Peasant, with a brand new single, “The End”, is currently featured both as an Indie Spotlight artist on the front page of iTunes, as well as appearing alongside such…

SICK PUPPIES VIDEO FOR “YOU’RE GOING DOWN”

Sick Puppies have just released streams of their video for their hit single “You’re Going Down.” The song comes off of their new album Tri-Polar which is available everywhere now. The video showcases a rivalry between kids and neighborhood bullies, topped off with a massive water balloon fight that takes place somewhere in Suburbia, USA.…

PANIC! AT THE DISCO NEW VIDEO “NEW PERSPECTIVE”

New Perspective” is the first single off the Jennifer’s Body soundtrack which is in stores now. The much-anticipated thriller — starring Megan Fox and written by Academy Award-winner Diablo Cody (Juno) — premieres in theatres across North America on September 18th New Music –

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: JAY-Z ft. Young Jeezy “REAL AS IT GETS”

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! JAY-Z ft. Young Jeezy “REAL AS IT…

BARSUK RECORDS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE OF 1/12/2010 FOR BLUNT MECHANIC’S DEBUT

Barsuk Records is proud to announce a release date of January 12th, 2010 for Blunt Mechanic’s debut full-length, World Record. Although this is Blunt Mechanic’s debut album, it’s far from critically-acclaimed songcrafter Ben Barnett’s first release. Barnett, who formerly performed as Kind Of Like Spitting between 1996 and 2006, released eight full-lengths and numerous EPs…

FU MANCHU TO DROP NEW ALBUM

Southern California’s heavy fuzz rock legends FU MANCHU have completed work on their eleventh full length album. The electrifying group will drop Signs of Infinite Power on October 20, 2009 via Century Media Records. Originally formed in 1985 as a Black Flag-influenced hardcore punk band called Virulence, FU MANCHU has since become one of hard…

A ROCKET TO THE MOON UNVEILS DEBUT ALBUM

Fueled By Ramen recording group A Rocket To The Moon has announced the upcoming release of their much-anticipated debut album.   “ON YOUR SIDE” arrives in stores and at all online retailers on October 13th. Pre-orders for “ON YOUR SIDE” begin today at the Fueled By Ramen webstore, located at store.arockettothemoon.net.   In addition to…

THURSDAY TO RELEASE COMMON EXISTENCE DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION / VIDEO

Groundbreaking post-hardcore rockers Thursday will release a digital “Deluxe Edition” of their critically acclaimed album Common Existence on Sept 15.   The digital only release will include 3 new songs, 1 remix and 1 demo as well as the music video for the single “Resuscitation of a Dead Man” and a digital booklet. Watch the…

Audible Mainframe, Transients

Audible Mainframe catapulted from their popular Boston nightclub status to making a name for themselves all over the west coast. Their sophomore CD Transients is a slick combo of rapper hip hop and 1970s funk. You can get into their raps or you can dance to the funky beat. Music fans who usually don’t go…

JASON DERULO SET TO LAUNCH FROM WARNER BROS. RECORDS & BELUGA HEIGHTS

Jason Derulo, pop singer and songwriter, and the highly anticipated Beluga Heights sophomore artist, debuted his single, “Whatcha Say,” and is taking the music world by storm. Quickly reaching #4 on ITUNES at 101,324 downloads to date, up 71% over last week’s 59,373, and climbing up the Billboard Rhythm and Pop charts, the multi-talented artist/songwriter…

DESTINY’S CHILD REUINION?

When Beyonce told us she was booked all the way up until next year, she wasn’t kidding. The diva will be reuniting with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams to record a new Destiny’s Child album! Michelle told Britain’s News of the World newspaper that the reunion “definitely will happen.” The powerhouse group is contractually obligated…

JACKSON 5 XMAS ALBUM COMING THIS FALL

According to Rap-Up.com, Universal Motown is getting ready to distribute a new Jackson 5 album titled Ultimate Christmas Collection. The upcoming stocking stuffer is scheduled to hit stores on October 13th.

BLINK CANCEL SHOWS SO TRAVIS CAN MOURN DJ AM

Blink-182 has rescheduled more shows in order for drummer Travis Barker to mourn the loss of his friend DJ AM, who passed away last Friday due to a drug overdose. The band has posted updated shows and information on HiMyNameisMark.com. The group is set to resume their tour on Friday in Kansas City.

FREE SONGS FROM UNCLE KRACKER

Uncle Kracker’s new album Happy Hour is out on September 15th, and the singer’s official Web site is offering the chance to hear new tracks off the effort until its release.   For more information and to start listening, head to UncleKracker.com.

CHRISTINA AND THE DREAM ARE LEAKING AGAIN

New material continues to leak from Christina Milian’s much hyped Elope album. This time, a track featuring The Dream called “Welcome To Vegas” has surfaced. Head over to Rap-Up.com now to hear a lengthy snippet. <WM> SKOPE IT HERE!

MILEY CYRUS & COLBIE CAILLAT TOP iTUNES DOWNLOADS

Miley Cyrus has the number one downloaded song for the second straight week on iTunes.   “Party in the U.S.A.” nabs the top spot, holding back The Black Eyed Peas’ hit “I Gotta Feeling,” which has returned the favor by holding the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, keeping Cyrus at number…

SEAN KINGSTON SURPRISES FANS

We’ve just learned Sean Kingston is packaging his upcoming Tomorrow album in a special way. Fans can expect the disc to include an interactive 3D karaoke experience which will allow fans to sing and record a duet with a 3-D mini Sean Kingston. Be sure to grab Tomorrow when it drops on September 22nd and…

JEREMY PENN FEATURED ARTIST FOR FIRST EVER FREEDOM WEEK IN NYC

NYC Artist Jeremy Penn was asked to be the featured artist for the first ever, Freedom Week in New York. Freedom Week is a coalition of abolitionists working to raise awareness about the 27 million people currently enslaved and/or trafficked here in the U.S. and abroad. Joining the likes of two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist,…

BACKSTREET BOYS NEW VIDEO “STRAIGHT THROUGH MY HEART”

Be sure to check out the new music video from the Backstreet Boys for their song “Straight Through My Heart.” As a song being featured on the group’s forthcoming album titled THIS IS US (out October 6), “Straight Through My Heart” is a dance-ready club banger that showcases the guys’ high-energy tendencies and skillful moves…

SON VOLT CONTINUES TO TOUR INTO THE FALL

After a successful string of summer dates in support of their critically acclaimed new album American Central Dust, Son Volt continues their tour into the Fall.   They will be hitting such markets as New York, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia to name a few. Son Volt U.S. Tour Dates: 9/10 Exit/In Nashville,…

RELIENT K SIGNS TO JIVE RECORDS

Relient K is asking fans to Forget And Not Slow Down on October 6 as they launch the first release since taking helm on the newly revived record label, Mono Vs. Stereo, in conjunction with Jive Records. “The songs that tend to be the fan favorites in the past are the ones about making mistakes…

HOT CHELLE RAE OFFERS FANS FREE RINGTONE

Fans of Hot Chelle Rae now have more ways than ever to stay connected with the band. In addition to following the guys on Twitter (@HotChelleRae) to see what they are up to day-to-day, fans can leave a message for the Nashville quartet on their mobile hotline, 615-823-5845. As a bonus, they’re giving away a…

Cristen Grey and the Moving Dunes, 10,000 Things

Cristen Grey once was the lead guitarist & rhythm guitarist for the heavy metal act, All Eyes.   She and her heavy-hittin’ band opened for some pretty big 80’s rock acts such as: Quiet Riot and Cinderella.   That was then and these 10,000 Things are the now.   10,000 Things came from “Grey’s realization,…

TINA SUGANDH SINGLE TO APPEAR ON THE CW’S NEW DRAMA MELROSE PLACE

Bollywood megastar, TINA SUGANDH, has taken on the dance world, played with some of the most famous legends in music, and is now attacking Hollywood with her hit song “Break Me” appearing on the long-awaited premiere of MELROSE PLACE, the CW’s updated version of the widely popular 1990s series.   The song will air on…

DAVID FOSTER TO SEARCH FOR HIS NEXT VOCAL SUPERSTAR

The ultimate HITMAN, David Foster is embarking on a quest to find his next vocal superstar, in conjunction with the 2009 North American HITMAN, DAVID FOSTER & FRIENDS TOUR.   The 15-time Grammy Award Winner, Emmy winning songwriter / producer and three-time Oscar nominee has partnered with NAMEDROP.COM to present the HITMAN Talent Search, a…

FLY GYPSY OFFER “REASONS” MP3 FEAT KANYE WEST

Fly Gypsy, the hip-hop duo comprised of Russian-born producer/one-man-band Alexei Jendayi and Jamaican-born emcee Kowboy Kom, is proud to announce the release of its latest project, The Vodka and Rum Mixtape, currently available via the group’s own Fly Gypsy Music.

RANDOM STABBINGS & ARTLESS CRITIQUE, SEPTEMBER 2009

Bobby Bare Jr., American Bread (Perfecto Records) 7-song EP of 70s radio-pop rehashes from the fortunate son of country legend Bobby Bare, assisted here and there by fortunate grandson Chris Scruggs.   It’s a departure for the often more punk-oriented (at least as a live experience) Junior, now in his early 40s, but that doesn’t…

MARIO IS “THINKING ABOUT YOU”

Rap-Up.com has gotten its hands on a new song from Mario called “Thinkin’ About You.” The second single is said to be off his upcoming D.N.A. album, which boasts contributions from Tricky Stewart and The-Dream, Babyface, Stargate, Jim Jonsin, Eric Hudson and Bangladesh. Be sure to pick up your copy on October 13th. SKOPE IT…

CHRIS BROWN STILL LOVES RIHANNA

According to the Associated Press, Chris Brown says he doesn’t remember savagely beating Rihanna and claims he still loves his former girlfriend.   In his first public interviews on the subject, the singer told People magazine that his feelings haven’t changed for Rihanna since the February assault that left her bruised.   Brown pleaded guilty…

MIKE SHINODA REMIXES METRIC

Mike Shinoda has remixed Metric’s track “Gold Guns Girls.” The song is off Metric’s new album, Fantasies, and fans can listen to the Linkin Park man’s version of it at MikeShinoda.com. Word has it that Linkin Park may work on a remix of a Kings of Leon track from their Only By the Night album.…

AMERIE TEAMS UP WITH LIL WAYNE

Amerie has reportedly reached out to Lil Wayne so he can be featured on the official remix to her second single “Heard Em All.” The revamped track is said to be included on the “Why RU” singer’s In Love & War LP, which drops on November 3rd. SKOPE IT HERE!

NEW ORDER’S BERNARD SUMNER ANNOUNCES NEW PROJECT

Bad Lieutenant, the project formed in 2007 by New Order’s Bernard Sumner (guitar, vocals) and Phil Cunningham (guitar), along with Jake Evans (guitar, vocals), will see the long-awaited North American release of their debut album, Never Cry Another Tear, on October 6 on their own Triple Echo Records imprint. Initially and for a one week…

CELEBRATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CARPENTERS

In 1969, Karen and Richard Carpenter signed to A&M Records and released their debut album.   Forty years later, the Carpenters are recognized not only as the most successful brother-sister act in music history and one of the best-selling acts of all-time but also as a pop culture phenomenon that continues to resonate today.  …