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PHISH’S FIRST FESTIVAL IN FIVE YEARS

For the first time ever, Phish will combine two of its most cherished traditions – the Phish festival and the band’s Halloween event – in a massive three-day celebration. Christened Festival 8, it will take place October 30th, 31st and November 1st at The Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. Festival 8 marks several additional…

ARTIC MONKEYS WEB TRANSMISSION

Arctic Monkeys are pleased to announce that they will be performing tracks from their upcoming 3rd album, ‘Humbug’ and a special surprise cover version in a Web Transmission on Thursday 30th July 2009 at 4.00pm EST.   There is currently a trailer for the Web Transmission: SKOPE IT HERE!

CAM’RON MAKING MAJOR MOVES

After leaving the Dipset crew, Cam’ron returned in 2009 with his first solo album in three years, Crime Pays, and a new movement The U.N. and Dipset West.   Originally a co-founder of Dipset, Cam’ron calls his new company, The U.N. and its subdivision Dipset West, an expansion of the Dipset brand which now includes…

UPDATE ON LIL WAYNE’S REBIRTH

We recently reported Lil Wayne’s Rebirth will hit shelves in September, however it now turns out the disc won’t even be out in the fall. A Cash Money Records representative says the project will not be completed until the end of the year near the “holiday season.” The rep explains Weezy’s schedule has “just been…

SKOPE’S HOMIE JA RULE REVEALS TRACKLISTING FOR FREE ALBUM

According to MTV News, fans can expect a new Ja Rule album sooner than they think. The rapper is releasing his much delayed The Mirrors LP via free download on Friday at DoctorExclusive.com. Here’s the official tracklisting: “Mirror Intro” “Message to Mankind” “Uh-Oh” “Body” “Sunset” “300” “Enemy of the State” “Ladies” “Father Forgive Me” “Judas”…

LUDACRIS GETS NEW ALBUM TITLE

According to Rap-Up.com, Ludacris has announced his upcoming effort will tentatively be titled Ludaversal. But before the rapper can even begin the follow-up to 2008’s Theater of the Mind, he has to complete his joint album called with DTP labelmate Shawna.   That record is called Battle Of The Sexes and fans can expect it…

JOHANSSON AND YORN TEAM UP

Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson are teaming up for another set of duets. According to Billboard.com, the new album from the pair will be called Break Up and it’s set to hit stores on September 15th. Head to TheBreakUpAlbum.com for more information on the new music.

DAVID COOK LOSES A BASSIST

David Cook took to his Web site to update his fans with some news about his live show.   The former American Idol champ wrote that his bassist Joey has actually left the band and they are currently looking for a replacement.   It won’t affect Cook’s scheduled dates though, and he even announced that…

NICKELBACK’S AOL RADIO STATION

Nickelback now have their very own AOL Radio station.   Fans can tune in and hear every song the band has ever released, including rare acoustic and live versions. Singer Chad Kroeger’s solo tracks are also in the mix.   Nickelback play Charlotte, North Carolina tomorrow night.

MICHAEL FRANTI CANCELS FOUR MORE CONCERTS

Michael Franti was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday after being hospitalized with what doctors called one of the worst ruptured appendixes they have ever seen.   Franti was forced to cancel four more concerts.   He is now not slated to return to the road until his August 6th performance…

DEMI LOVATO TOPS BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART

Demi Lovato’s sophomore album, Here We Go Again, will debut at number one on the Billboard album chart after selling over 108-thousand copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While Lovato ruled the Billboard album chart, Michael Jackson once again had the best-selling album. His 2003 Number Ones tops the all-encompassing Top Comprehensive Albums chart by selling…

Encore, Her Name is Music

Her name may be music, but his name is Jonathan Cook AKA Encore.   The new record is special in terms of Encore finding himself, as an artist & person, and also finding God.   Much praise to the lord comes straight from the mouth & heart of Encore.   He includes a powerful note…

WE HAVE BAND NEW VIDEO “YOU CAME OUT”

The North American digital release their Self Tilted Debut EP out in Mid September on itunes, features their first smash UK single, “OH!”, “Hear It In The Cans”, and their new single “You Came Out” (look out for new video), plus an amazing cover of the Pet Shop Boys classic, “West End Girls”. We Have…

RUSTED ROOT ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR

Rusted Root have returned stronger than ever from their seven year sojourn. They’ve just released Stereo Rodeo, featuring original members Michael Glabicki (lead vocals, guitar), Liz Berlin (vocals, percussion), and Patrick Norman (vocals, bass, percussion) are joined on this album by Jason Miller (drums, percussion), Colter Harper (guitar), Preach Freedom (percussion) and Dirk Miller (guitar).…

TERENCE BLANCHARD STREAMS TWO SINGLES FROM NEW ALBUM ‘CHOICES’

Concord Jazz is proud to announce the signing of three-time Grammy award winning trumpet player and composer Terence Blanchard. With more than 29 albums to his credit, Blanchard has established himself as one of the most influential jazz musicians and film score composers of his generation.   Blanchard’s new album Choices will be released on…

GIRL IN A COMA VIDEO FOR “STATIC MIND”

Prior to kicking off a massive 30-state tour, Girl in a Coma shot a video for their single, “Static Mind.”   The trio is in the final stretch of their road trip in support of their new album ‘Trio B.C.’ out on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records label. [youtube HL68RhXvaXs nolink]

THE VERY BEST’S DEBUT ALBUM ‘WARM HEART OF AFRICA’ TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 22

The Very Best’s–European production duo Radioclit and Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya–debut full-length Warm Heart of Africa will be released September 22 on Green Owl through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group (available digitally August 25). The album follows the surprising global success of Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit Are The Very Best, a free mixtape made…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: BILLION “Mr Guevara”

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! SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: BILLION “Mr Guevara”: SKOPE IT…

GOODIES FROM DJ HERO RENEGADE EDITION FEAT JAY-Z & EMINEM

Start the party with the DJ Heroâ„¢ Renegade Edition Featuring JAY-Z and EMINEM.   In addition to the DJ Hero game, the Renegade Edition includes a premium Renegade turntable controller, hardshell turntable carrying case that converts to a performance-ready DJ stand, and an exclusive JAY-Z and EMINEM 2-CD pack featuring unreleased tracks.

PIXIES ANNOUNCE U.S. “DOOLITTLE” TOUR DATES

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the release of their classic 1989 album Doolittle, the band – Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering – will kick off the very special US “Doolittle Tour” at the Palladium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 4. The U.S. tour will hit a total of…

THE FLAMING LIPS RELEASE EP OF NEW SONGS DIGITALLY

As previously announced, the World’s most lovable band, THE FLAMING LIPS, will release a trio of brand new songs from their forthcoming album beginning today. The “Songs From The Future Album Embryonic,” 3-track EP will be available for sale via the band’s newly redesigned web site. www.flaminglips.com

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Wine-O “I Pop”

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! Wine-O “I Pop”: SKOPE IT HERE!

DR. DOG SIGNS WITH ANTI RECORDS

Anti Records, home to such iconic artists as Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Mavis Staples, is proud to announce the signing of acclaimed symphonious pop purveyors Dr. Dog. The band, which has amassed a dedicated audience through four remarkable albums and a steady diet of exhilarating live shows, is currently preparing to record a new…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: C.S. Rucker “The Hungry Kid Mixtape”

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.S. Rucker “The Hungry Kid Mixtape”: SKOPE…

FALL OUT BOY’S FOLIE à DEUX CERTIFIED RIAA GOLD

When history is being made, multi-platinum three-time MTV VMA-winning Island Records group Fall Out Boy — whose most recent album FOLIE à DEUX has been certified RIAA gold — will be there to make it.   Eleven months to the week after rolling into Denver to headline the “Rock the Vote Ballot Bash” concert at…

COOL FOOTAGE FROM GREEN DAY IN NYC MONDAY NIGHT

Green Day fans had the time of their lives Monday night for the first of the band’s two-show set at Madison Square Garden! Exclusive photos of the show and the set-list have been revealed! Feel the energy in the room with this photo gallery and scroll below to see if Green Day sang your favorite…

JIMMY RAE MIXES IT UP WITH SKIP-DAWG

When it comes to rapping, Dann Furia AKA Skip-Dawg looks up to Run DMC and Edgar Allen Poe as his two biggest influences.   Two unlikely forces here, but one “sure-shot” of an album in We Will Rise.  

MAKING OF THE “NO SLEEP TONIGHT” VIDEO

Follow ENTER SHIKARI, in this making of the video, as they gather up their friends and head to the set in the wee hours of the morning to film the video for for “No Sleep Tonight” off the album Common Dreads. [youtube do53kHF9jOw nolink]

The Great Lake Swimmers, Lost Channels

What is it about folk music and Canada that mesh so well together? Is it the vast landscape, giving way to unique tales of even more unique characters? Or is it simply that so many Canadians were/are raised on a strict diet of wheat and Neil Young? If it’s the former, then lend the microphone…

AMY WINEHOUSE MOVES STUDIO BACK TO U-K

Amy Winehouse has moved back to the U-K from St. Lucia, and it appears that it’s for good. According to British paper The Sun, the troubled singer just had all of her recording equipment shipped back from the island to her home in North London so she can resume work on her first album in…

GOOD CHARLOTTE AUTHOR

Good Charlotte band member Joel Madden is working on his memoir. The 30-year-old told People.com that he’s writing a book about his life but won’t put it out there if “it’s not actually meaningful.” According to the rocker, the tome will include passages on his kids, his relationships and moving to Los Angeles. Madden and…

COLDPLAY HEAD TO THE SIMPSONS

Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin will lend his voice to an episode of The Simpsons for the series’ 21st season. The musician will voice a part in an episode where “Homer” wins a million-dollar lottery and hires Coldplay to play a private concert for him. Other celebrities lending their voices to The Simpsons’ new season are…

PROTESTERS DELAY U2

Protests have delayed U2’s world tour. People living around the Croke Park stadium in Dublin, Ireland took to the streets on Tuesday to protest the all-night noise involved with dismantling U2’s elaborate concert stage. The band got approval from the city for the around-the-clock deconstruction and Dubliners were angered at the approval and at the…

WHITNEY’S ALBUM TO HIT STORES EARLY

Fans who can’t wait to get Whitney Houston’s first album in seven years are in luck.   According to ETOnline.com, the release date of Houston’s highly anticipated I Turn To You album has been moved up one day.   Instead of dropping on Tuesday, September 1st, the album will be released on Monday, August 31st.…

KATY PERRY MAKES HISTORY

Lady Gaga did it earlier this month, and now Katy Perry has as well.   According to a press release, the pop star became just the fourth artist in the 16-year history of the Mainstream Top 40 chart to have three number-one songs from a debut album.   Perry’s most recent hit, “Waking Up in…