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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

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! Poison Pen “Magnifique” Feat MOP: SKOPE IT…

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…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Reed KD “If The Tide Swings”

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! Reed KD “If The Tide Swings”: SKOPE…

U2 “GET ON YOUR BOOTS” LIVE VIDEO

U2’s 360 tour officially kicked off this week in Barcelona, Spain in front of a crowd of thousands. Prior to embarking on their World tour, the band played a string of intimate club dates including a stop at the historic Sommerville Theatre which lies just outside of Boston. With an audience of hundreds, rather than…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Drummer “Feel Good Together”

Drummer, the new band featuring Patrick Carney, drummer for the critically acclaimed duo The Black Keys, is poised for the release of their debut album, Feel Good Together. The album is set for release September 29 on Carney’s label, Audio Eagle. Drummer “Feel Good Together”: SKOPE IT HERE!

MEESE’S “NEXT IN LINE” IS iTUNES SINGLE OF THE WEEK

Check out Denver band Meese this week on iTunes, where the band’s new single “Next In Line” is featured as the FREE “Single of the Week.”   This week only, Meese’s brand new album Broadcast will be offered on iTunes for $7.99. Broadcast is currently Top 15 on iTunes’ Rock albums chart. SKOPE IT HERE!

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: ASSEMBLE HEAD “BY THE RIPPLING GREEN”

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! ASSEMBLE HEAD “BY THE RIPPLING GREEN”: SKOPE…

CHALI 2NA LIVE ON MYSPACE MUSIC

Chali 2na hooked up with MySpace for a live streaming performance, the first of its kind! Check the clip below as he performs “Lock Shit Down” and spits a freestyle. Fish Outta Water in stores 7/7. Chali 2na MySpace Music Performance: SKOPE IT HERE!

SPENCER DAY TO RELEASE CONCORD JAZZ DEBUT SEPTEMBER 8

Concord Jazz has announced the release of Vagabond, the new album from up-and-coming vocalist-songwriter-pianist Spencer Day.   Vagabond marks Day’s first release on Concord Jazz and cements his reputation as a balladeer for the new century. The 14-track album will be available on September 8th. Spencer Day is an artistic vagabond, a modern-day musical nomad.…

YEAH YEAH YEAHS FAN T-SHIRT CONTEST

The YYYs have put out a request for fans to design the t-shirts for their next tour! “Hey Folks, all us YYYs have been avid collectors of t-shirts over the years, what can we say, WE LIKEY A GOOD T-SHIRT. In our travels many of you have chucked a homemade YYY tee on the stage…

SNOB DOODLE

It is summertime and that means that music festivals are in full swing. Looks like Snob Doodle will be out there roughing it as well.

PANIC RELEASE STATMENT

Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith, the only remaining members of Panic at the Disco, have released a statement via their MySpace page regarding the departure of Ryan Ross and Jon Walker. The statement reads: “We just wanted to let you know, that the news of Ryan and Jon leaving the band is unfortunately true. It’s…