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GUSTER ANNOUNCES LOST & GONE FOREVER TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Boston-bred band Guster have just announced their nine-date headline tour, Lost & Gone Forever Ten Year Anniversary Tour, which will kick off 10/28 in Charlotte, NC and wrap on 11/27 at the Beacon Theater in New York.   This anniversary tour will be Guster’s only headline dates of this year. SKOPE IT HERE!   www.guster.com

‘LOUDER THAN HELL’ TO BE RELEASED BY HARPER COLLINS

“Louder Than Hell: The Unflinching Oral History of Metal” by Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman will be a comprehensive, informative and entertaining history of metal told by the people who created it. In addition to talking to a broad range of artists, the authors will interview industry professionals, music insiders, journalists, filmmakers, and others to…

ALL TIME LOW’S ‘NOTHING PERSONAL’ EXPLODES INTO

Hopeless Records is very excited to announce that All Time Low’s new record, Nothing Personal, has debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, selling a career high 62,992 records in its first week. This is the band’s highest chart position to date, showing tremendous growth over their 2007 debut full length So Wrong,…

MARIÉ DIGBY JOINS VICTORIA SECRET’S VS PINK LOVE ROCK CAMPAIGN

Recording artist Marié Digby is featured in Victoria Secret’s “VS Pink Love Rock Campaign,” which kicks off today on VSPink.com. The campaign highlights a select group of rising new artists each month. Marié’s lead single “Avalanche,” from her forthcoming album Breathing Underwater, is available to stream at VSPink.com and for purchase at iTunes. Breathing Underwater…

STEEL PANTHER ON IFC’S ZROCK / VIDEOS

Steel Panther will be featured as the arch rivals in a Battle of the Bands on the Z ROCK comedy series that follows three friends leading a double life: by night they’re a hard-partying rock band and by day they’re a kids party band.

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: HONEST aka Honest Bob “I BUGGZ WIT IT”

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! HONEST aka Honest Bob “I BUGGZ WIT…

JULIAN CASABLANCAS READIES SOLO DEBUT

Julian Casablancas is wrapping up work on his debut solo recording scheduled for release this fall on Cult Records/RCA. The eight songs were written and recorded over the last 12 months with studio work completed in Los Angeles, New York City and Nebraska. The project was produced by Jason Lader with additional production by Mike…

DOLORES O’RIORDAN OF THE CRANBERRIES TO RELEASE NO BAGGAGE AUGUST 25

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer and songwriter of The Cranberries, will release the solo album, No Baggage on August 25th on Zoë/Rounder Records.   With No Baggage, O’Riordan’s unforgettable, distinguished voice is back and better than ever.   O’Riordan co-produced and wrote all the tracks on the album with Ontario-based Dan Brodbeck, resulting in a bright,…

PEARL JAM ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Pearl Jam announced today that they will play a series of select North American tour dates in support of their ninth studio album, Backspacer. Scheduled for release in the U.S. on Sunday, September 20, 2009, the album will be released in the U.S. through Target, the exclusive mass retail partner, Pearl Jam’s own Ten Club…

THE BRONX RELEASES SELF-TITLED NEW RECORD AS MARIACHI EL BRONX

The latest offering from Los Angeles punk band The Bronx, like its previous releases, encapsulates the ethos of their hometown.   This time, however, the band takes a slightly different approach- by taking audiences on a border-bending journey of the senses and performing as Mariachi El Bronx.   The band’s self-titled full-length will be released…

THE BREEDERS TO HIT THE ROAD IN AUGUST

The Breeders are set to kick off a series of summer tour dates starting Wednesday, August 5 in Newport, KY. The band, comprised of Kim Deal/lead vocals, guitar; Kelley Deal/guitar, backing vocals; Jose Medeles/drums, percussion, Mando Lopez/bass, and Cheryl Lindsey/guitar, will play fifteen dates on this run, including two at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on…

NINE WEST LAUNCHES “VINTAGE AMERICA” CONTEST

Nine West will introduce the Vintage America Voices Contest this month, in conjunction with the launch of Nine West Vintage America Collection.   This campaign will celebrate the new collection, as well as allow brand ambassador and singer/songwriter Miranda Lee Richards to spearhead a talent search to help someone else find their voice, with the…

BEE GEES CELEBRATE 50 YEARS

As members of both The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, winners of both the Lifetime Achievement (2000) and Legend Awards (2003) from the Recording Academy, seven GrammyÃ’ Awards, BMI Icon Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 Brit Awards, it’s hard to overstate the significance of what…

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS SUPPORT HOUSE HEALTH REFORM BILL

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) applauds the release of the House of Representatives bill, (H.R. 3200), “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act,” a real step forward in fixing America’s failing health care system.   We appreciate the dedication of the House Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education…

THE SWELL SEASON ‘STRICT JOY’ DUE SEPT 29

The Swell Season, the Oscar-winning duo of Frames frontman Glen Hansard and Czech ingÈnue Marketa Irglova, are putting the finishing touches on ‘Strict Joy,’ (Sept 29/Anti- Records), the follow-up to their beloved, surprise hit 2007 film and gold-certified soundtrack ‘Once.’ The twelve new, original songs on ‘Strict Joy’ were recorded last year and document a…

U2 HITS TWITTER

U2, arguably one of the biggest bands in the world has just joined Twitter, arguably one of the biggest social media websites in the world! For an even closer look into their 360 Tour, the band is now snapping pictures to post exclusively to their Twitter page: SKOPE IT HERE!

TAKE A CRUISE WITH VH1 AND SHINEDOWN

Shinedown are offering fans a very unique opportunity. The band is heading out on the Vh1 Best Cruise Ever with 3 Doors Down, Finger Eleven and more and want to bring some folks along. The boat sets sail on April 15th, 2010 from Tampa, Florida and takes passengers around the Cayman Islands through April 19th.…

MAXWELL TOPS BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART

Maxwell tops the Billboard album chart with BLACKsummers’night selling a career-high 316-thousand copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers.   The Hannah Montana 3 TV soundtrack bows at number two with the NOW 31 compilation sliding down two spots to number three. All Time Low has its best debut as Nothing Personal enters the chart at…

KATY PERRY WORKS ON SECOND ALBUM

Katy Perry is working on her follow-up album to last year’s highly successful One of the Boys effort, and she talked to BBC Newsbeat about the effort.   The “I Kissed a Girl” singer said that she’s going to “make a record that’s more honest” and that it might be emotional, but not “sad emotional.”…

GET A NEW JASON MRAZ EP

Jason Mraz has just released a brand new EP.   It’s titled Yours Truly: The I’m Yours Collection and features four different versions of the singer-songwriter’s smash hit “I’m Yours.”   Pick it up today at JasonMraz.com or at iTunes.

WHITNEY HOUSTON DEBUTS ALBUM IN LONDON

Billboard.com reports that in London on Tuesday night, Whitney Houston made a show-stopping appearance at the world premiere of her new album, I Look to You.   The singer told the invited international media that she was “ready to buy an island home and retire” however Sony Music exec Clive Davis talked her out of…

PepperDome, Let’s Try The Other Side

PepperDome and this new record is the sole idea of one man known as John Tokarczyk.   This musician of many faces works out all the vocals, bass lines, guitar and drums for Let’s Try The Other Side.   PepperDome mixes a strange blend of hard rock, alternative, progressive and new-wave that sounds like nothing…

QUEENSRYCHE “HOME AGAIN” VIDEO CONTEST

Queensrÿche’s touching ballad “Home Again” from their latest album American Soldier has really struck a chord with the military community and now the band wants your help making a video. Queensrÿche is asking members of the Military to submit pictures of themselves with their families to be featured in the upcoming music video for the…

AFI ‘CRASH LOVE’ OUT SEPTEMBER 29

Davey Havok, Jade Puget, Hunter Burgan and Adam Carson, collectively known as AFI, will be releasing their eighth studio album, CRASH LOVE, September 29 on DGC/Interscope Records. Produced by Joe McGrath and Jacknife Lee and two years in the making, CRASH LOVE is possibly AFI’s most focused, direct and ambitious effort to date. On standout…

P.O.S. “PUREXED” VIDEO PREMIERE

After debuting at the top of Billboard’s “Top New Artist” charts, P.O.S’s album Never Better continues to have a long life with his new video “Purexed”, which premiered on MTVu yesterday. The video is a heartfelt look into his tremendous work ethic, the same one that propelled Cinemax to feature him on their show “Max…

HOPEWELL NEW SINGLE “ISLAND” FROM ‘GOOD GOOD DESPERATION’

NY’s Hopewell has been blending vintage fuzz pedal jams with their early space rock and shoegaze roots for over a decade, their 2001 full-length, The Curved Glass, being the perfect, noisy bridge between the epic psychedelia of ‘90s acts like Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev and a newer generation of bands that include Dungen, Dead…

SARA HAZE SONGS ON MTV’s THE HILLS

New fans discovered Sara Haze when her song “My Own Hands To Hold” was placed on MTV’s series The Hills, generating over 200,000 plays in one week on her MySpace site and increased sales on iTunes.     The song was co-written with and co-produced by Eric Fraley. Her song “Shine,” co-written with James T.…

SOULSAVERS ANNOUNCE AUGUST 18 DOMESTIC RELEASE OF THIRD ALBUM

Genre-bending art rock heroes Soulsavers return with their third release, Broken, which Columbia Records will release in digital formats only on August 18. And in true Soulsavers tradition, Rich Machin and Ian Glover opened their studio doors and invited a handful of friends.   At the forefront are the vocals of Mark Lanegan (Queens of…

DANKO JONES TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘NEVER TOO LOUD’ SEPTEMBER 8

DANKO JONES are ready to invade the U.S. with the release of NEVER TOO LOUD, their brand new studio album, out September 8 via Bad Taste Records/Caroline. Hailing from Toronto, the group–DANKO JONES (lead vocals/guitars), JOHN CALABRESE (bass), DAN CORNELIUS (drums)–teamed with Grammy award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Coheed & Cambria, Stone Sour,…

MILKTOOTH SIGNS WITH BRITE REVOLUTION

Brite Entertainment announces Nashville based, Milktooth, to its growing roster of indie bands on www.briterevolution.com. “One of the best things about Brite is that we get to work with the bands that push the boundaries of commercial music,” says Winn Elliott, CEO and founder of Brite Entertainment. “We embrace what the current label and radio…

XBOX LIVE PHOTO SHOOT WITH JESSIE JAMES

Jessie James releases her debut album in August on the Mercury Records/Island Def Jam Music Group label, but the first single off the album has already been released. If you want a taste of Jessie James, check out these videos from Xbox LIVE Marketplace: Behind the Scenes of Jessie’s Photo Shoot: SKOPE IT HERE!

NELLY FURTADO E-CARD OF “MANOS AL AIRE”

Universal Music Latino, a division of Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE), the world’s leading Latin music company, today announced plans to release the Nelly Furtado single “Manos Al Aire” (Hands in the Air) to worldwide radio on June 29th, with digital and mobile retail availability to follow the next day.   Capturing a woman’s outpouring…

JOE HENRY DEBUTS NEW SONG ON SPINNER.COM

JOE HENRY is debuting a new song from his upcoming album Blood From Stars exclusively over at Spinner.com today. It’s a great opportunity to download and listen to the moody shuffle of ‘Death To The Storm’ from his soon to be released album. SKOPE IT HERE!