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SWEDEN’S IN FLAMES ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR

Highly influential Swedish metal band IN FLAMES has announced a North American headlining tour in support of its critically acclaimed album, A Sense of Purpose.   The U.S. portion of the tour will begin on September 18th in Spokane, WA and continue through October 6th in Charlotte, NC.   IN FLAMES tour dates: September  …

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Night Horse “Choose Your Side”

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SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Major Lazer’s “Hold The Line”

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HARVEY DANGER ANNOUNCES FAREWELL TOUR

As the undeniable cultural momentum of this age finds reminiscence rock bands from Blur and My Bloody Valentine to Creed and Third Eye Blind reuniting for triumphant and remunerative victory lap tours, Seattle’s Harvey Danger is doing what it does best: the exact opposite of what logic and ambition demand. 08.07.09 – Boston, MA @…

NEW COLDPLAY VIDEO “STRAWBERRY SWING” LAUNCHES JULY 20TH / TRAILER

Independent mobile and web content platform Babelgum today announced the world premiere of Coldplay’s Strawberry Swing. The new video will be exclusively available on Babelgum Web and Mobile from July 20th to July 27th. The song will be released on Parlophone as a digital download on September 14th and the video will be commercially available…

IMAGES & TRAILER FROM ‘TAKING WOODSTOCK’ MOVIE

Focus Features has a handful of great new images from their upcoming comedy Taking Woodstock, which opens nationwide on August 28th, 2009.   These stills, from both the film and production, feature director Ang Lee and stars Demetri Martin, Emile Hirsch, and Eugene Levy, along with the rest of the cast and crew. Taking Woodstock…

MUSE HAVE COMPLETED RECORDING FIFTH ALBUM IN ITALY

British trio Muse have finished recording their fifth album, entitled The Resistance, which will be released on September 15th by Warner Bros. Records. Produced by Muse, the album was mixed by famed audio engineer Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, who is known for his work with U2, Depeche Mode, No Doubt, and Oasis, among many others. The…

METHOD MAN, REDMAN, AND GHOSTFACE JOIN FORCES

Def Jam’s top-ranking roster of superstar rappers continue to dominate this summer’s touring circuit – as Method Man, Redman and Ghostface join forces for The Foot Print in Hip-Hop Tour, keeping the Wu-Tang Clan spirit alive and well on a 21-city schedule that opens July 22nd at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, and wraps…

MARIAH DOESN’T WANT TO BE NEAR CHRIS BROWN

NationalEnquirer.com reports Mariah Carey refused to sit next to Chris Brown during a private reception held at the Beverly Wilshire hotel last week after Michael Jackson’s memorial service. Sources told the site that when Breezy tried to sit next to her, she told him that she’d prefer he choose another table.

KID CUDI CHANGES RELEASE DATE

So it looks like Kid Cudi’s debut album, Man On The Moon: The End Of Day, has received a new launch date. The project was initially scheduled to hit shelves on August 25th but it has been pushed back until September 15th. Be sure to grab it, especially since Cudi is dubbing his new disc…

FALL OUT BOY ON NEW VIDEO

Fall Out Boy recently shot a video for the track “What a Catch, Donnie” off their Folie a Deux album. On the set of the shoot, Pete Wentz told MTV News, “We’re basically trying to shoot The Abyss, Part II. Only with no CGI.” Will the video be their last? Wentz recently said the band…

STOLI FINDS FAITH, HOPE, & LOVE HANGING WITH KICKBEND

My next guest is a band out of Chicago named, Kickbend. Kickbend has been in the business of making music for 20 years. They must be on to something because KickBend songs and videos are finding their way to American and European radio, Internet charts, CD compilations and television. Kickbend has been out promoting their…

Ben Cooley Hall, Owning Up To A Life

Mellow tunes for the 21st Century = Owning Up To A Life.   Ben Cooley Hall brings you this decade’s version of Woodstock, but with his own unique style.   The peace & love vibe is definitely evident on the record, but Hall mixes that vibe up with some of his very own rock, alternative,…

EVIDENCE SIGNS EXCLUSIVE RECORDING AGREEMENT WITH RHYMESAYERS ENTERTAINMENT

Grammy winning rapper and producer Michael “Evidence” Perretta signs multi album deal with Indie powerhouse Rhymesayers Entertainment.   As one-third of the venerable Los Angeles Hip Hop staple Dilated Peoples, Evidence has spent the better part of his decade plus in the game, touring the globe and collectively selling well over 700,000 units.   In…

VIDEO OF JACK’S MANNEQUIN MAKING “SWIM” VIDEO

Head over to AOL RED today to watch the exclusive making of the video for Jack’s Mannequin’s new single “Swim” from The Glass Passenger. The Steven Murashige (Incubus, The Ataris) directed clip was shot last month in Los Angeles and features friends, family and fans of the band.   The song’s message of hope and…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Alexa Wilding “Black Diamond Day”

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SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Sean Paul “So Fine”

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TMBG NEW ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 22

Alternative rock legends They Might Be Giants are proud to announce the release of a brand new kids CD and full length animated DVD, Here Comes Science, the follow up to this years Grammy Award winning Best Children’s Album Here Comes the 123s.   The 2-disc set will be available as exclusives physically on Amazon…

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE’S ADAM SCHLESINGER RECEIVES EMMY NOMINATION

Fountains Of Wayne bassist/songwriter Adam Schlesinger received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics” for the song “Much Worse Things,” a duet performed by Stephen Colbert and Elvis Costello on Comedy Central’s holiday special A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All! All the songs for the special were co-written by Schlesinger and…

STEVE VAI LIVE CONCERT TRAILER & IMAGES

Guitar legend Steve Vai will release his concert film and live CD Where The Wild Things Are September 29th, 2009 on Favored Nations Records. The show was recorded and filmed at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN before a sold-out audience as part of Vai’s successful Sound Theories world tour. To view the trailers go…

NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP ANNOUNCES THE SIGNING OF LONDON ROCK BAND THE RIFLES

Nettwerk Music Group announces the signing of London-based rockers THE RIFLES’ who introduce themselves to N. America with a 4-track digital EP on July 28.   The EP will feature “The Great Escape’” a standout anthem showcasing the sounds that will be coming from The Rifles full-length album’ GREAT ESCAPE’ later this year. In addition…

DEADMAU5 RETURNS WITH SECOND ALBUM FOR ULTRA RECORDS

His name may conjure up images of a lifeless rodent, but the Canadian born self- confessed techno geek otherwise known as DEADMAU5 (pronounced Dead Mouse) punches like a heavyweight.   On September 22, the Grammy-nominated, Juno Award-winning electronic music sensation who has racked up more than 5,000,000 hits on MySpace will unleash his second album…

COLDPLAY REACHES ANOTHER DIGITAL MILESTONE

Based on Nielsen SoundScan data, Coldplay is the first artist to sell more than 1 million full digital albums in the United States. The band has sold 1.358 million digital albums in the States and its label, EMI, reports sales from around the globe total two million digital albums worldwide. Coldplay has a long history…

Valerie Nicole, From The Heart

From the moment I pushed play on the CD player, I could tell one thing right away: this girl can sing!   I could also tell something else and that is that Valerie Nicole definitely sings from the heart.   This record is full of love, pain and everything else in between. Valerie Nicole handles…

KANYE INSPIRED JAY-Z “D.O.A”

If you don’t like Jay-Z’s latest single, “D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-tune),” you can blame Kanye West — he’s the man that reportedly inspired the track. According to Billboard.com, Jay says it was Kanye’s “fault” for suggesting that Jay shouldn’t use Auto-tune on the song. The two are also working on new material for Hova’s upcoming…

WHITNEY HOUSTON’S TRACKLISTING

Whitney Houston has just unveiled the official album cover for her upcoming LP, I Look To You. The singer recently premiered her album in London, even though Sony Music exec Clive Davis has stated that the project is still a work in progress. Rap-Up.com reports I Look To You won’t hit stores until September 1st,…

JACKSON’S POSTHUMOUS RECORD SALES

According to the Los Angeles Times, an unidentified source with knowledge of sales figures for the catalog said that more than nine million Jackson albums have been sold worldwide since June 25th.   While Sony Music, which controls Jackson’s solo adult catalog, would not comment to the Times or MTV on sales figures, a spokeswoman…

50 CENT TO DROP ALBUM SAME DAY AS JAY-Z

According to ContactMusic.com, it looks like 50 Cent is ready to spark another SoundScan war, only this time 50 is looking to compete with Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 album. If all goes as planned, 50 Cent will release his fourth studio effort, Before I Self Destruct, on September 11th as well. Only time will tell…

BLACK EYED PEAS STILL NUMBER ONE!

The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” holds onto the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.   Drake’s “Best I Ever Had” rises to number two, while the Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” slips to number three, Keri Hilson’s “Knock You Down” featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo remains at number four,…