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311 COVER ART FOR ‘UPLIFTER’ OUT JUNE 2

311’s new album Uplifter hits stores June 2!   Uplifter, produced by Bob Rock (Metallica, Simple Plan, Veruca Salt), features 12 new songs, including the hit single “Hey You”, which is currently #3 at Alternative Radio and playing on radio stations nationwide!   Tune in to catch the band perform on Jimmy Kimmel on June…

SUGAR RAY IS BACK WITH ALBUM & TOUR

“MUSIC FOR COUGARS,” the long-awaited new cd by multi-platinum rockers Sugar Ray, is set for release on July 21st.   The band will debut the music for new label home Pulse/Universal/Fontana. This is the sixth release for the Southern California-based quintet whose career has been marked by sales of over 12 million cds and a…

OUR LADY PEACE TO RELEASE 7TH STUDIO ALBUM

Our Lady Peace, the Canadian rock band consisting of Raine Maida, Duncan Coutts, Jeremy Taggart and Steve Mazur will release their 7th studio album on July 21st, 2009. Burn Burn will be released in the U.S. through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group.

REPRISE RECORDS TO RELEASE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK TO TERMINATOR SALVATION MAY 19TH

Reprise Records will release the original soundtrack to the hotly anticipated feature film Terminator Salvation on May 19th – two days before the film–the fourth installment in the Terminator film franchise–hits theaters nationwide on Thursday, May 21st, 2009. The track-listing for Terminator Salvation – Original Soundtrack is as follows: Opening All Is Lost Broadcast The…

CURSIVE PERFORM ON LETTERMAN / VIDEO

Cursive’s sixth studio album, Mama, I’m Swollen, was released March 10th on Saddle Creek, capturing the attention of major media such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, Alternative Press, Playboy, and Time Out New York, among others.   The band also made their network television debut March 13th on the Late Show with David Letterman: SKOPE IT…

MAYDAY PARADE BEGIN TO RECORD IN-STUDIO / VIDEO

Newly signed to Atlantic Records, Mayday Parade has begun recording its eagerly anticipated follow up to “A LESSON IN ROMANTICS.” The Tallahassee, Florida-based band is currently hard at work at The House of Loud Studios in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, with David Bendeth (Paramore, All Time Low) producing. Check out a behind the scenes in…

OZZY WAS ALWAYS STONED ON THE OSBOURNES

Did you ever watch The Osbournes and think something was up with Ozzy?   Well it turns out, something was.   The Prince of Darkness admitted to England’s Daily Record that he was stoned during the taping of the series.   He revealed, “When the filming ended, I’d go in my little bunker and smoke…

YOUNG JEEZY CANCELS CONCERT OVER SWINE FLU

DelawareOnline.com reports a Young Jeezy concert was canceled at the University of Delaware, due to the swine flu.   The “Go Getta” was supposed to hit the stage alongside Drake on April 30th, however the rapper cancelled because ten students are said to have contracted the virus.

GREEN DAY TALK TO THE NEW YORK TIMES

The New York Times have a feature about Green Day up right now on their Web site.   To check out the interview of the band talking about their new album 21st Century Breakdown, head to: SKOPE IT HERE!

CAT STEVENS SAYS COLDPLAY RIPPED HIM OFF

Recently, guitarist Joe Satriani accused Coldplay of stealing one of his riffs for their song “Viva La Vida.”   Now, Cat Stevens is saying that Coldplay stole from him for that same song too.   The legendary singer, now known as Yusuf Islam, told England’s The Sun that “Viva La Vida” sounds an awful lot…

AMY WINEHOUSE GOES TO THE HOSPITAL

Amy Winehouse was taken to the hospital over the weekend in St. Lucia.   According to NME.com, the singer-songwriter collapsed at her home on the island and was kept in the hospital overnight for observations.   According to a spokesperson for Winehouse, it was because Amy was dehydrated and needed to drink more water.

LIVVI FRANC TEACHES STOLI HOW THEY DO IT IN BARBADOS

My next guest is a 21 year old named Livvi Franc. Livvi is a musician who was born in North Yorkshire, UK but grew up in Barbados. Livvi got her break when a friend of hers was babysitting for a music industry insider in Barbados. Livvi made a demo which would lead her to a…

La Forza, Dance Music for Your Mind Vol. 1

La Forza is an instrumental duo made up of Divina Klein and Douglas Mackar.   Klein is a classically trained pianist who has a certain expertise with electronic music while Mackar is an underground hip-hop producer with drums/percussion as his forte.   With completely different backgrounds in music, Divina and Douglas mesh it all together…

NEW MP3 FROM FINALE “A PIPE DREAM AND A PROMISE”

Having been featured everywhere from Wired.com to your favorite hip-hop blog and in magazines from around the world, including a recent feature in XXL’s Chairman’s Choice, Finale’s new album, A Pipe Dream And A Promise has been on shelves for almost a month now. The reviews have been pouring in, and the verdict is clear:…

WALLFLOWERS REUNITE AND RETURN WITH ALBUM & TOUR

Mixing introspective singer-songwriter sensibilities with a commitment to genuine roots rock, The Wallflowers have released five studio albums, sold more than eight million copies of their catalog, topped the Billboard charts, scored a multiplatinum album, several Modern Rock hits, two Grammy(r) awards and a legion of fans.   The Wallflowers will release a ‘retrospective’ set…

THE BEACH BOYS ‘SUMMER LOVE SONGS’ TO BE RELEASED MAY 19

The Beach Boys have long been the world’s leading, harmonious voice of summer fun, with an ocean’s swell of universally-loved songs about the beach, surfing, hot rods, and in no small measure, girls and sun-kissed romance. 20 of The Beach Boys’ best love songs, from tender ballads to boisterous romps, have been gathered for Summer…

NIKE PICKS MOJO MORGAN “TONIGHT” FOR PROMO / MP3

Mojo Morgan’s rasta-rock solo debut, Got Mojo?, hits the ground running! Monday was the official iTunes release of the album and today is the premier of Mojo as the featured artist for the Nike Womenâ„¢ promo campaign.   While sifting through the audio seas, the folks over at Nike were pulled into the Mojo stream…

BONERAMA RELEASE FIRST EVER STUDIO RECORDING “HARD TIMES” / DATES

Seasoned with unrivaled soul that only native New Orleans’ artists can boast, Bonerama spins a three-trombone frontline into heavy hitting rock ‘n’ funk.   In celebration of New Orleans’ famous Jazz & Heritage Festival, where the band will perform this Saturday on the Gentilly Stage, Bonerama is releasing their first ever studio recording, “Hard Times”…

Straw Dogs, Love And Then Hope

Singer/songwriters & guitarists Dave von Beck and Darren Smith make up the core of Straw Dogs.   Bassist, Eric Bryson and drummer, Casey Miller have been the driving force on rhythm for the last six years.   Love and then Hope also features many guest musicians that contribute their talents on the following: vocals, acoustic…

THE BUDOS BAND EP COMING JUNE 23 / VIDEO

From the vaults of Daptone Records comes a collection of unreleased tracks from the infamous Budos Band. Recorded after The Budos Band I sessions, but before those for the second full-length, this EP is a fascinating glimpse into the group’s evolution as musicians and recording artists. Listeners may be familiar with two songs previously released…

DAUGHTRY RELEASE DATE

It may not have a name yet, but there is a release date for Daughtry’s latest effort.   Their sophomore album is coming out July 14th.   As previously reported, Daughtry will debut their first single, “No Surprise,” on Wednesday’s episode of American Idol.   It will air Wednesday at 9 PM Eastern on FOX…

KELIS AND NAS CALL IT QUITS, FILE FOR DIVORCE

MTV News just caught wind that Kelis has filed for divorce from Nas citing verbal abuse and infidelity as the reasons. The couple is expecting their first child together, however, a rep has confirmed to Vibe.com that the “Milkshake” singer has had it. Since they’ve been married for over three years, many have viewed the…

M.I.A. MAKES TIME’S 100 LIST

100 interesting folks made TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world and M.I.A. was one of them.   Spike Jonze wrote a piece about the “Paper Planes” singer for the list, which fans can read now at Time.com. Other artists deemed influential by the institution included John Legend, A.R. Rahman…

ROB THOMAS GIVES THE NBA A MELTDOWN

Rob Thomas’ new song, “Give Me the Meltdown,” is featured during the NBA playoffs on ABC and ESPN.   According to the Associated Press, it can be heard over game highlight reels and other on-air spots.   The tune can be found on the Matchbox Twenty singer’s upcoming sophomore solo effort, Cradlesong, which will be…

ASHER ROTH DEBUTS IN BILLBOARD TOP 5 / VIDEO

Asleep in the Bread Aisle, Asher Roth’s debut album, hit the charts running this week, landing in the top 5 selling releases!   The album was the #1 most downloaded album on iTunes for 8 days straight after its release and is currently holding strong in the #2 spot.   Asher’s smash single ‘I Love…

SWINE FLU CANCELS ESCAPE THE FATE IN MEXICO

We unfortunately would like to announce to the public that Escape The Fates shows on May 18th and 19th in Monterrey and Mexico City respectively, have been postponed due to the Swine Flu epidemic.   The band says, “We are really bummed that we can’t make it down due to this virus but can’t wait…

NEW VIDEO FROM JEREMY GREENE “RAIN” FEAT PITBULL

Hailing from Waterville, Maine Jeremy Greene is an artist of and for the 21st Century. His rise to celebrity came solely through focus, perseverance and the power of the internet. After aggressive attempts to attract attention,   Jeremy decided to put his songs “Not My Fault” and “Rain” on MySpace. Response to “Rain” was nothing…

LACUNA COIL CHART HIGH ON BILLBOARD 200

Italy’s greatest musical export, LACUNA COIL, have returned with the massively anticipated, new full-length release, Shallow Life, and have undoubtedly proven that they are one of hard rock’s most revered artists as the album debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. This impressive position marks the band’s highest Billboard chart entry, as well…