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PLIES READY TO SAY WHO “BECKY” IS

Rap sensation and recording artist Plies is releasing his newest and most anticipated single “Becky” this Friday June 19th, 2009 from his 4th album titled “Goon Affiliated” after just a short six months after releasing his third album, Da REAList, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Rap Charts Plies just can not get himself…

KEYGRIP NEW VIDEO FOR “IF I COULD (YOU KNOW I WOULD)”

New York City’s keygrip are proud to release the video for the first single from their debut EP vis-à-vis.   The lush, ‘80s brit-pop of “If I Could (You Know I Would)” welcomes video accompaniment from photographer/director Mike Kobal and can be experienced at: SKOPE IT HERE! www.myspace.com/keygripband

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: ERIKO “THROW DEM DOLLARS”

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THE MARS VOLTA LAUNCH INTERACTIVE SITE FOR NEW ALBUM

In anticipation of their June 23rd release of Octohedron, The Mars Volta’s fifth studio album, the Mars Volta have launched an interactive artwork experience site, which features hidden surprises that will be revealed to the most intrepid and curious of hunters, including the audio for the new track “Since We’ve Been Wrong”. Check it out…

METAL GOD ROB HALFORD LAUNCHES METAL GOD RECORDS

Metal God Entertainment and Rob Halford are pleased to announce the launch of Metal God Records – a new music label providing global physical and digital distribution services for the world’s Rock and Metal performers. ‘It’s been a long desire of mine to be a co-owner and participate in the operation of a label focused…

COOL VIDEOS OF GOMEZ FROM SXSW 2009

Check out some great new footage that was taken during Gomez’s visit to Austin, TX, this March at this year’s SXSW Music Festival below. See the band in an intimate rehearsal as well as interesting video taken from a photo shoot in East Austin. “A New Tide,” Gomez’s latest album, is now out on ATO…

VOTE NOW FOR GUITAR HERO MUSIC AWARDS 2009

The Guitar Hero Smash Hits 2009 Music Awards are up and running. Fans can vote for their favorite songs and artists in a variety of categories at SmashHits.GuitarHero.com. Bands up for awards include Aerosmith, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy and Jane’s Addiction! Cast your vote now. SKOPE IT HERE!

BLACK TIDE PREMIERE “WARRIORS OF TIME” VIDEO

Florida metallers Black Tide have just premiered their video for “Warriors of Time” EXCLUSIVELY on MTV2. The animated video, directed by Lance Sells, follows Black Tide’s mascot, The Bastard, as he travels through the past, present, and future! SKOPE IT HERE! Having already conquered both Ozzfest and the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, Black Tide are…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: HAZE FEAT MAX B “PROFILING”

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DISNEY.COM LAUNCHES U ROCK 2

Disney.com announced today the launch of U Rock 2, a stand-out promotion that gives fans the opportunity to create their own music videos set to songs from popular Disney artists and post their original videos on the U Rock site (www.Disney.com/URock).   The most popular U Rock video finalists, voted on by fans, will win…

TORI AMOS GETS INTERVIEWED ON SHOCKHOUND.COM

Check out the latest story behind Tori Amos’ new album, Abnormally Attracted To Sin, as she explains its “spiritual erotica” theme and why the Beatles’ Abbey Road was so important to her as a songwriter. SKOPE IT HERE!

BECK.COM EXTENSIVE OVERHAUL TO FEATURE DEBUT OF RECORD CLUB

Beck.com will be undergoing an extensive overhaul in the next month. It will feature several new sections, including Record Club, a regular meeting of various musicians to record an entire album in one day.   Due to the time constraints involved in recording a record in a day, an album will be chosen to be…

GALLOWS WARPED TOUR DATES / AUDIO

Welcome to Grey Britain. Welcome to the real Britain: a land of poverty, petty violence, bad diets, bad attitudes. A land of dole queues, decay and dealers; ignorance and Jerry Springer-esque DNA tests; of knives and gangs and registered restraining orders worn as badge of honor. Welcome to Gallows’ new State of the Nation Address.

Diana Krall, Live in Rio DVD

It’s not everyday when one comes across a music DVD that is enjoyable from start to finish. That’s the feeling you get from watching and listening to jazz vocalist Diana Krall’s recent DVD release, “Live in Rio.”   A sultry mix of bossa nova, jazz and samba, Krall, who for nearly two decades has smashed…

Groove Kings, Blood Red

Howard Forman jammin’ away on guitar and Irene Marc belting out the vocals make up the heart and soul of Groove Kings.   These two musicians seem to have a special connection when it comes to creating a musical groove.   The combo between Forman’s precision on guitar stacked with Marc’s passion at the mic…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Cage “Look At What You Did”

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CAVO BURNING UP ROCK RADIO WITH DEBUT SINGLE “CHAMPAGNE”

Reprise recording artists Cavo continue to burn up the charts on Rock radio with their propulsive debut single “Champagne.”     After hitting airwaves on April 13th, the track has reached an audience of more than 24 million, scoring 124 radio adds amongst all Rock formats. It has claimed the No. 7 slot on Active…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: J-EyE “Follow Me (The Twitter Song)”

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GREAT NORTHERN OFFER SAMPLER OF ‘REMIND ME WHERE THE LIGHT IS’

Great Northern has just released their sophomore release titled, Remind Me Where The Light Is. On their sophomore album, Bixler and Stolte are not afraid to delve into darkness. Taking that risk helped them find beauty in sadness, the uplifting elements in the devastating. “We took a lot more risks by entering uncomfortable territory that…

THE CRYSTAL METHOD VIDEO FEATURING MATISYAHU

Upon its release on May 12, Divided By Night hit #1 on iTunes’ Electronic Music chart and #1 on Amazon. It also debuted on various Billboard charts including: #38 Top 200 Albums, #2 Top Electronic Albums, #3 Top Digital Albums and #4 Top Independent Albums.   It features a vast array of guests including vocalists…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Fokis “Internet Going Nuts”

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SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Water & Bodies “Free World”

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SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: 50 Cent ‘WAR ANGEL LP’

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MTV MIXTAPE DAILY CATCHES MASSPIKE MILES BUZZ / VIDEO

Masspike Miles had girls screaming way before he got his first tattoo or signed with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group. The Roxbury, Massachusetts native used to get attention as a chubby kid during his stint in a short-lived R&B group in the early ’90s. SKOPE IT HERE!

A CAMP NEW EP ‘COVERS’ OUT NOW

As A Camp kick off their first North American tour today at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City in support of their North American debut album, Colonia, the band announces the release of their Covers EP on Nettwerk exclusively in North America through iTunes on June 9. The Covers EP features three cover tracks…

VENTURES CO-FOUNDER BOB BOGLE DEAD AT AGE OF 75

Bob Bogle, who co-founded the best selling rock instrumental band in music history the Ventures after meeting Don Wilson while trying to buy a used car from a dealership owned by his father in 1958, passed away on Sunday at the age of 75 after long battle with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Although he hasn’t played live…

THE DODOS DISCUSS NEW ALBUM ‘TIME TO DIE’ VIA PITCHFORK

With a title like Time To Die, you might think the Dodos’ third disc is their ‘mature album,’ a deadly serious undertaking punctuated with string sections and synths. Nice try kid, but you’ve got it all wrong. While indie rock’s go-to guy, Phil Ek (Built to Spill, Fleet Foxes, The Shins), hopped behind the boards…

GYM CLASS FRONTMAN RAISING AWARENESS

Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy is currently traveling to South Africa, the Philippines and India to raise awareness about youth driven HIV and AIDS prevention initiatives.   McCoy, who is the new MTV Staying Alive Special Ambassador, will be writing a new single inspired by his travels and those he meets along the way.…