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THE CREEPSHOW TO MAKE YOU RUN FOR YOUR LIFE THIS FALL

Hellcat Records is proud to announce the signing of Canada’s loudest psychobilly punkrock band The Creepshow, and plans to release the band’s second album Run For Your Life, for the first time ever in the US, on October 27.   Formed in 2005, The Creepshow have already shared the stage with now-labelmates Tiger Army, Rancid…

MASSIVE ATTACK SET TO RELEASE NEW EP ON OCTOBER 6TH

Legendary trip-hop duo Massive Attack have announced the release of their first new material in three years – an EP of four new tracks due for release on October 6th from Virgin Records.     The lead song “Splitting The Atom” features Robert Del Naja (3D), Grant Marshall (Daddy G) and Horace Andy, while TV…

KING KHAN & BBQ SHOW ANNOUNCE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN THREE YEARS

It’s hard to tell if the King Khan & BBQ Show is more famous than they are infamous. Since the 2004 release of their first self-titled debut, the King Khan & BBQ Show has earned itself a place in rock’ n’ roll history by inspiring both insanity (fervor for the band’s live show has occasionally…

MIKE DOUGHTY NEW ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 6

When Mike Doughty released his second official solo album, 2008’s Golden Delicious, the reaction from fans was intense. “Some hated it, some loved it better than Soul Coughing,” Doughty says. “I tend to take sharp left turns. Every time I put out a record, the audience seems to like what I did two years ago…

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD AND ATREYU CO-HEADLINE NATIONAL CLUB TOUR

Modern rock renegades Hollywood Undead and Orange County rockers Atreyu, two of today’s most captivating live bands boasting a powerful mix of rock, metal and rap, have announced a co-headlining national club tour.   The tour kicks off on October 16th in Lubbock, Texas through November 21st at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles.  …

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Jay Z “Reminder”

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 “Reminder”: SKOPE IT HERE!

POTLUCK & D12 TOUR DATES

The reunited D12 and Humboldt County hip-hop duo Potluck have kicked off the “Dazed and Dirty” Tour, which is scheduled to crisscross the country through the end of September. Underrated from Potluck has offered the following update from the road: D12 & POTLUCK “DAZED & DIRTY” TOUR: Aug 21 – Lake Elsinore CA @ Trevi…

WOODSTOCK BOX ROCKS THE CHARTS

Much as original organizers of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair were amazed when nearly half a million people descended on Bethel, New York, in 1969, the success of Rhino’s new WOODSTOCK–40 YEARS ON: BACK TO YASGUR’S FARM boxed set has exceeded all expectations. The collection debuted at #120 on the Billboard Top 200 chart…

NELLY FURTADO REACHES HER FIRST #1 ON THE LATIN RADIO CHARTS

Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and producer, Nelly Furtado, who was No.1 seller in 2007 with album “Loose,” is back and taking the radio charts by storm. Her single “Manos Al Aire” is No.1 this week in the US and Puerto Rico on the Rhythm chart. The single is also an international hit in countries…

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS FIRST SINGLE “IN YOUR HEART”

A Place To Bury Strangers release “In Your Heart,” the first single from their sophomore album, “Exploding Head” on August 25th, 2009. The digital-only single includes the album track, remixes from Cereal Spiller and Vince Clarke and the exclusive b-side “Strictly Looks.” The “Exploding Head” album release follows on October 6, 2009.   STREAM THE…

OUTSIDE LANDS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON YOUTUBE

Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Productions and Starr Hill Presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, today announced that YouTubeâ„¢ will stream live the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival to viewers in the US. The live webcast will be featured on youtube.com/outsidelands beginning Friday, August 28th – Sunday, August 30th.…

AFI PREMIERE “MEDICATE” SINGLE

Medicate,” the first single from AFI’s forthcoming album, CRASH LOVE, has just premiered on radio and the internet. The song, which will also be featured on Guitar Hero 5, is already making waves on radio stations with simultaneous worldwide premieres and band interviews.

EMPEROR OF THE SUN’S LUKE STEELE FEATURED ON NEW JAY-Z ALBUM

On the eve of Empire Of The Sun’s highly anticipated debut live performances at Australia’s Parklife festival next month, comes the exciting news that Emperor Luke Steele will appear on the forthcoming new Jay-Z record while also celebrating UK Gold album sales for Walking On A Dream. Luke Steele joins an elite line-up of artists…

TRACK LISTING FOR MADONNA’S ULTIMATE CD COMPILATION

Warner Bros. Records has confirmed the final track listing for Madonna’s upcoming “Celebration” CD — The “Ultimate” Compilation – and “Celebration: The Video Collection” DVD — both scheduled to be released on September 28/29th.   The songs, which were selected by Madonna and her fans, have all been exquisitely remastered.   “Celebration” will be available…

DEF LEPPARD MAN SLAMS ‘90S MUSIC

Def Leppard are pretty partial to ‘80s music and don’t think much of the music that followed.   Singer Joe Elliott spoke about it with Billboard.com, saying, “We’re ten years past the Nineties and the Nineties were a huge disappointment to the Nineties kids, I believe.”   Joe explains, “If you look at the bands…

SAVING ABEL ANNOUNCE TOUR

Saving Abel are set to headline the Class of 2009 tour this fall. The trek, which also features Red, Pop Evil and Taddy Porter, gets underway on October 27th in San Antonio, Texas and finishes up at the end of the year. The concept behind this new annual tour is to bring together rock artists…

COLBIE CAILLAT TALKS NEW ALBUM

Colbie Caillat’s new album Breakthrough hit shelves yesterday, and she spoke to the New York Post about the making of the record.   She talked about how her breakthrough was being able to get over her fear of performing on stage and she even went into how she chose the songs that would be on…

TLC PREPS UPCOMING CONCERT

According to People.com, TLC is scheduled to perform for a good cause at the Justin Timberlake and Friends benefit concert. It will be the first time in seven years that the group will take stage. Fans can expect the two remaining members, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, to perform at Las Vegas’ Mandalay…

MILEY CYRUS AND THIRD EYE BLIND TOP iTUNES CHART

Miley Cyrus has the number one selling single on iTunes for the second straight week.   Cyrus’ “Party In the U.S.A.” nudges out the Black Eyed Peas hit “I Gotta Feeling,” which has been number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eight weeks.   Jay-Z’s new single, “Run This Town” featuring Rihanna and…

TV Ghost, Cold Fish

I really wanted to like TV Ghost’s latest self-titled release. Cool name, rad cover art and the backing of a highly reputable label. Ingredients for a memorable ten tracks, no? But unfortunately,where there’s smoke, there isn’t always fire. There’s just a paltry attempt from TV Ghost to scream their way into entertainment. And as we…

Desolation Wilderness, New Universe

It’s a wild world out there. A world filled with bands essentially sponsored by faceless corporations, playing paint by numbers rock void of any emotion. A world in which talented, seamless bands fade into obscurity because they don’t fit into genres defined by words like “Accessible” and “Radio friendly.” So many succumb to the powers…

THE CRANBERRIES TO REFORM FOR TOUR

Dolores O’Riordan and the original members of The Cranberries have announced that they will reform for the first time in nearly seven years for a live tour. “I’ve decided to reunite with my former band members in The Cranberries and we will be writing new songs and performing tracks off my new album as well…

PAINTED ON WATER PLAYS BOSTON SEPT 3RD

PAINTED ON WATER, the duo of star Turkish performers, whose self-titled album project by the vocalist Sertab Erener and composer/guitarist Demir Demirkan, will return to these shores in September for a series of dates, following on the heels of their recent triumphant Central Park/Summerstage performance in front of 7,000 fans, as part of the “Istanbulive”…

WEIRD AL PLUGS “RINGTONE” THE LAST OF HIS “INTERNET LEAKS”

Volcano/Jive recording artist “Weird Al” Yankovic’s 5-song digital-only EP Internet Leaks drops today at iTunes, Amazon and all other online retailers.   The EP is comprised of four tracks that Yankovic has recently “leaked” to the Internet, plus one brand new song called “Ringtone,” a Queen pastiche about a man who evidently has the most…

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT TO RELEASE CD/DVD ON SEPTEMBER 22

After his successful global tour in support of Release The Stars, Decca is proud to release the eagerly anticipated new live CD/DVD Milwaukee at Last!!! in stores September 22nd. Containing a 10-track CD and DVD boasting 23 songs, Milwaukee At Last!!! was filmed by the legendary documentary film maker Albert Maysles at the Pabst Theatre…

AMY WINEHOUSE IS BACK!

Amy Winehouse is back!   The embattled singer-songwriter took the stage at the U-K’s V Festival over the weekend to perform two songs with ska-band The Specials.   See footage of the show at PerezHilton.com now. SKOPE IT HERE!

LEONA LEWIS NAMES ALBUM

More information is slowly coming out regarding Leona Lewis’ sophomore album, the follow-up to her hit debut Spirit.   According to USAToday.com, the effort is going to be titled Echo and is due out on November 17th.   Lewis told the site that she chose that title because “an echo describes a big, organic sound.”…

NEW MUSIC FROM JAY-Z AND DRAKE

We told you it was bound to happen, Jay-Z and Drake have finally released their new song “Off That” — which is the second single from Hova’s highly anticipated Blueprint 3 album. The track was reportedly produced by Timbaland and can be heard via YouTube now. SKOPE IT HERE!

EMINEM’S RELAPSE NOT DROPPING THIS FALL

Even though Amazon.com posted Eminem’s Relapse 2 album with a November 17th release date, it’s been confirmed that the disc has no official launch date. According to XXLMag.com, Em’s manager dismissed the rumors and gave no further information on the project. We will keep you posted as to when the follow-up to the platinum selling…

HANSON TO DEBUT NEW MUSIC ON TOUR

Hanson plan to play a bunch of new music for their fans on their upcoming fall tour.   The band’s new album is finished but won’t hit stores until next spring.   According to Billboard, Hanson will give fans a taste of the new material not only in concert but also via an EP called…

Reigning Sound, Love and Curses

You know what you’re getting into with the Reigning Sound: a rollicking good time. Led by Greg Cartwright,   the garage virtuosos chug through the 14 tracks on Love and Curses with remarkable ease, leaving listeners with a sense of loss and abandonment; how could something so exuberant be over so quickly? To be fair,…