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LEVON HELM REMAINS ON VOCAL REST FOLLOWING NEGATIVE BIOPSY RESULTS

Rock icon, Levon Helm, who released his second solo album, Electric Dirt in June, lost his voice earlier this summer while on tour.   Doctors discovered a lesion on his vocal cords and attributed it to acid reflux.   The lesion was then removed via laser.   A biopsy was done and revealed NO CANCER.…

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:…

DIDDY LEAVES BAD BOY BEHIND?

Variety.com is reporting that Diddy is leaving Warner Music Group/Atlantic Records and is looking to release his upcoming Last Train To Paris album with Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope label. The mogul said in a statement, “Now that the term of the Warner deal has ended, I have elected to accept an opportunity to move my recording…

LIL WAYNE CELEBRATES BDAY WITH DIAMOND CAKE

What did Lil Wayne get for his 27th birthday? MTV News reports the emcee received a million-dollar Chopard watch. And get this; his birthday cake was draped with diamonds! In related news, fans should expect his new mixtape called No Ceiling to drop soon. SKOPE IT HERE!

2009: THE YEAR OF THE PITBULL

Pitbull made his primetime television debut on ABC’s 4th Annual ALMA Awards back on September 18th, where he performed and was honored with a Special Achievement in Music — Hot Track award for “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho).”   Pitbull’s major label debut, Rebelution debuted at number eight on the Billboard album chart…

KELLY CLARKSON GOES GLOBAL

Kelly Clarkson has announced a world tour for 2010.   The outing kicks off in Dublin, Ireland on February 5th and continues through April, covering 26 cities in the U-K, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia.   Clarkson will perform Stateside at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino in Connecticut on Friday.

GERMANY LOVES P!NK

P!nk’s album Funhouse has officially gone three-times platinum in Germany.   Meanwhile the album has sold over 1.2-million copies in the U-S and rocketed up 35 spots to number 28 on the Billboard album chart, thanks in part to her acrobatic performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.   P!nk takes the stage tonight at…

THIS IS IT SELLS OUT IN LA

According to the Associated Press, advance screenings to Michael Jackson: This Is It sold out within two hours on Sunday morning.   Fans began lining up three days earlier and snapped up all three thousand tickets to the L-A showings.   The documentary opens nationwide October 28th, but fans will get a sneak peek the…

Ultimate Ears, 700

I was fortunate enough to get a pair of Ultimate Ears 700 headphones. When I first opened up the package I was shocked at how little the ear plugs were. My girl can never find earphones that fit in her small ears so in that regard we had already found something we liked about the…

JAY NASH AND SARA BAREILLES LIVE IN NYC

Singer-songwriter Jay Nash learned firsthand that Sara Bareilles knows how to make an entrance. Much to the surprise of the audience — and Jay — Sara made a surprise appearance in NYC by sneaking on stage mid-show. The lovely singer joined Jay for their duet “Barcelona”, a track from Jay’s critically acclaimed 2008 release ‘The…

TRAEDONYA ANNOUNCES DJ PROPHIT AS “I’LL GIVE IT 2 U” RMX WINNER

Prohibition Entertainment would like to announce the official winner of the Sam Ash global remix competition for R&B crossover vocalist TRAEDONYA hot single “I’LL GIVE IT 2 U.” The winner is Producer/DJ Prophit of Dayton,Ohio. The event was held on July 31st at the Sam Ash music chain’s Springfield, NJ store. The winning mix which…

SNOOP DOGG HITTING THE ROAD WITH METH & RED

According to his official fan site, Snoop Dogg is getting ready to hit the road with Method Man and Redman. The West Coast rapper left a message to his fans explaining that he is coming to a hood near them. Visit Ticketmaster.com to get your passes now. Snoop Dogg tour dates: October 27th – Baltimore,…

MICHAEL BOLTON LIKES KANYE

A lot of people are angry with Kanye West for the stunt he pulled at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, but there’s a singer-songwriter out there who has the rapper’s back.   According to British paper the Daily Mirror, Michael Bolton spoke about the whole situation, fondly saying “Kanye just keeps everyone guessing.”

U2 ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN STADIUM DATES

U2 have posted more European tour dates. The band has announced their 2010 stadium dates that include stops in Germany, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Spain and more. This will mark the first time the band will play in Russia. So far, the first concert posted on the 2010 European leg is August 10th in Frankfurt, Germany.…

FANS IN LINE FOR DAYS TO BUY MJ MOVIE TIX

According to the Associated Press, on Thursday, fans had already begun lining up at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles to purchase tickets to see Michael Jackson’s concert film This Is It.   The film features a behind-the-scenes look at Jackson preparing for the series of London shows he was rehearsing for before he…

NICKELBACK ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR

Nickelback have just announced the dates for their European tour.   According to their official Web site, the trek will kick off on January 17th in Liverpool, England and will wrap up February 1st in Hamburg, Germany.   More dates will probably be added, but so far the tour is only hitting those two countries.…

BON JOVI DOC SET TO AIR

The new documentary about Bon Jovi is set to air on Showtime on October 24th.   The doc, titled Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful, tells the story about the New Jersey legends going from local heroes to selling-out stadiums all over the world.   Be sure to tune in on Saturday October 24th at…

BLACK EYED PEAS AUCTION OFF HISTORY AND A TRIP TO AUSTRALIA

Now through Saturday, October 3rd, you can bid on exclusive packages to join the Black Eyed Peas in the air as they claim two world record attempts: the highest ever live performance and highest recorded track.   The person with the highest bid and a guest will fly on V Australia from Los Angeles to…