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John O’Mara, Five Year Mission

Five Year Mission is John O’Mara’s debut solo album and hopefully the mission will be complete after five years.   The title actually comes from Star Trek and pertains to the amount of time O’Mara gives his musical journey.   The backbone of the new album rests on O’Mara’s shoulders for being the best at…

The Deep Dark Woods, Winter Hours

Light a few candles, not because you’re haphazardly attempting seduction, but because you’re reveling in a moment or two alone. Nick Drake seems too ominous and Leonard Cohen will only you how alone you are. Occupying that shaky yet gratifying middle ground is Deep Dark Woods and their third LP, “Winter Hours.” The alt-country outfit…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Twista “Birthday”

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GUITAR HERO UNVEILS 24 NEW TRACKS FOR GH5

Guitar Hero today confirmed two dozen rockin’ tracks which will be featured on Guitar Hero ® 5’s massive 85-song on-disc set list.   From the legendary folk rock sounds of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” to the thumping drums of Coldplay’s “In My Place”; indie darling Vampire Weekend’s memorable “A-Punk” to the Beastie Boys’…

OVER 31-MILLION PEOPLE TUNED IN TO MEMORIAL

Over 31.1-million people in the United States turned on their TVs in the middle of the day on Tuesday and watched the Michael Jackson memorial. According to Nielsen Media Research, 56-percent of televisions turned on during the time of the memorial service, were tuned in to it. To put these numbers into perspective, an estimated…

MAROON 5 TO ENTER STUDIO

Maroon 5 have announced that they’ll be entering the studio this month to begin working on the follow-up to their multi-platinum album, It Won’t be Soon Before Long.   The band will be working with producer “Mutt” Lange, who has produced albums for AC/DC, Def Leppard, Bryan Adams, Shania Twain and others.   Frontman Adam…

OSBOURNES’ DOG KILLED AND EATEN BY COYOTE

The Osbournes suffered a tragedy this week.   While Ozzy and Sharon were in their home in L-A watching Michael Jackson’s memorial service, a coyote attacked and ate their Pomeranian, Little Bit.   Kelly Osbourne told England’s The Sun about her dad’s state saying, “He is devastated — she was his other woman.”   The…

JAY-Z IS THE RICHEST MAN IN HIP HOP

According to Forbes, Jay-Z tops the Hip-Hop Cash Kings list of the wealthiest people in hip-hop.   Hova raked in an estimated 35-million dollars over the past 12 months. Granted, Jay made far more last year, when he earned 82-million, however this year’s pull was enough to knock out Diddy, who came in at second…

CAROLINA LIAR HEADS TO THE U-K AND IRELAND

Chad Wolf of Carolina Liar just posted a video blog on the band’s Web site.   The singer gives a little update on what the group is up to, including details about the shows they have coming up in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.   See it now at CarolinaLiar.com.

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: C-ride feat T-pain “Money Round Here”

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! C-ride feat T-pain “Money Round Here”: SKOPE…

JOE BUDDEN TEAMS UP WITH CARLYLE MOTOR CLUB / VIDEO

Joe Budden hops aboard the Carlyle Motor Club (CMC) rhyme fest. The luxury leasing company has just released the full versioned commercial many have been awaiting. Geoffrey Hull, owner of CMC, initially selected Budden labeling the conjunction as a “match made in heaven”. He explains, “Joe Budden has a massive internet presence and because our…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: D.Julien “Live, Love, Learn”

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! D.Julien ” Live, Love, Learn”: SKOPE IT…

LOU BARLOW ‘GOODNIGHT UNKNOWN’ OUT OCTOBER 6

On October 6, Merge Records will release Lou Barlow’s new album, Goodnight Unknown. In the four years since his career-redefining, mostly acoustic record Emoh, Lou Barlow has reunited with Dinosaur Jr. and reissued three of Sebadoh’s classic albums. But as the brilliant new Goodnight Unknown illustrates, he’s hardly living in the past. Borrowing the live-band…

BUTCH WALKER NEW VIDEO FEATURING P!NK

Butch Walker, who has seen success as a solo artist and front man while also producing and writing GRAMMY-nominated hit songs for some of the world’s biggest artists including Pink, Katy Perry and Dashboard Confessional, marks the success of his critically acclaimed fourth studio album Sycamore Meadows with the latest video for the single, “Here…

LIVE FOOTAGE OF KOBI ONYAME AT GLASTONBURY

Hand selected by the BBC to appear on their Introducing Stage at the legendary festival, Kobi Onyame made a huge impression on the fans who were present to watch his solid performance. ‘I loved the whole Glastonbury experience. The people, the music and performing was incredible. Nothing like I’ve ever done before. If I could…

WARNER BROS. RECORDS TO RELEASE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK TO QUENTIN TARANTINO’S ‘INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS’

Acclaimed writer and film director Quentin Tarantino and Warner Bros. Records will join forces to release the original soundtrack to Tarantino’s upcoming film Inglourious Basterds on August 18th – three days before the highly anticipated film hits theaters nationwide on August 21st. As evidenced by the eclectic soundtracks to such previous films as Pulp Fiction,…

JULY 2009 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

  Welcome to another amazing month of music from the incredible musicians that make up the Sonicbids.com community. We have selected ten bands to feature this month. The readers have spoken and they want to hear from the bands and not just have us explain what we like about them. So we have sent each…

CHESTER BENNINGTON PRESENTS DEAD BY SUNRISE

CHESTER BENNINGTON , lead singer for multi-platinum, two-time Grammy-winning rock band LINKIN PARK, has put the finishing touches on OUT OF ASHES, the debut album from his new band DEAD BY SUNRISE. The album is tentatively scheduled for a fall release through Warner Bros. Records.

SHINEDOWN RELEASE DELUXE ALBUMS

Shinedown released deluxe editions of Leave a Whisper and Us and Them to iTunes this week. The band says they’ll be playing some of the previously unreleased songs from those deluxe editions during the Stimulate This tour, which rolls into Columbia, Maryland today.

ALANIS MORISSETTE ON WEEDS

The latest season of the hit Showtime series Weeds is underway, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a musician who is going to be spending quite a bit of time on the show.   Alanis Morissette will be guest-starring in seven episodes and told USA Today a little about the gig.  …

NEW BOOK ON RICK RUBIN

It seems every year at the GRAMMYs, we hear the name Rick Rubin, but what does the famed producer really do?   Thanks to a new book, curious fans can find out.   The 300-page tome is titled Rick Rubin: in the Studio and was penned by biographer Jake Brown   The book documents the…

NOW 31 TOPS BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART

In a week dominated by Michael Jackson sales, the compilation album Now That’s What I Call Music Volume 31 debuts at the top the Billboard Album Chart selling over 169-thousand copies. The album features songs from Britney Spears, The Fray, Lady GaGa, Jamie Foxx, Beyonce, Kid Cudi, P!nk, Nickelback and The Ting Tings.   According…

CAROLINA LIAR TEAMS UP WITH MLB

Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star game is next week, and Carolina Liar’s song “Show Me What I’m Looking For” is being featured in promos for the event. Head to CarolinaLiar.com to watch an ad featuring the tune, as well as some of your favorite baseball players including Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols.

ROB THOMAS HAS TO CANCEL ON LETTERMAN

If you tuned into watch The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday to see Rob Thomas perform, then you were probably pretty disappointed.   According to his Web site, the matchbox twenty frontman had to cancel his appearance on the late-night staple due to a “personal family matter.”   No word yet on if…

MAROON 5 COVER FRANK SINATRA

Maroon 5 has recorded a Frank Sinatra tune.   According to Billboard.com, they covered “The Way You Look Tonight” and it’s one of 13 Sinatra songs that will appear on an exclusive collection of covers and originals called His Way, Our Way.   It’s on sale now over at the iTunes Music Store.

UNAIRED MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE FROM 2009 BET AWARDS

The 2009 BET Awards received much criticism for not providing a true Michael Jackson tribute during the ceremony. According to BrokenCool.com, producer P. Frank Williams claims there was a segment, originally meant to air, that was scrapped last minute. The footage chronicles MJ’s life, while playing “Gone Too Soon” and audio clips from the King…

HOPE SANDOVAL AND THE WARM INVENTIONS OFFER “BLANCHARD” MP3

Since the release of Mazzy Star’s debut album She Hangs Brightly, Hope Sandoval has defined the sound and style of California psychedelic dream pop. The world took notice when the breakthrough single “Fade Into You” (from sophomore album So Tonight That I Might See) hit the airwaves and MTV heavy rotation.

B.o.B “PUT ME ON (REEBOK CLASSIC REMIX 09)” VIDEO PREMIERE

Today marks the video premiere of “Put Me On (Reebok Classic Remix 09)” by B.o.B aka Bobby Ray (Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records). Fans can now watch the video online at MTVu.com, MTV2.com and on TV at MTV2, MTV Jams, and MTVu. Video: B.o.B – “Put Me On (Reebok Classic Remix 09)” Directed by Issac Klotz/…

BEN HARPER “FLY ONE TIME” VIDEO

The new video for Ben Harper and Relentless7’s track “Fly One Time” debuts today on AOL Music and AOL’s Spinner. The video features clips of amazing footage depicting the highs and lows of life through the eyes of incredible athletes and humanitarians.

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Poison Pen “Magnifique” Feat MOP

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BLK JKS OFFER MP3 “MOLOLATLADI”

BLK JKS’ highly anticipated full-length debut After Robots will be released September 8 on Secretly Canadian. Following the March release of their MYSTERY EP and return appearance at South by Southwest, South Africa’s BLK JKS are receiving critical praise from The New York Times, SPIN, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, LA Weekly, Time…