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NOT ALONE RECORDS INVITE YOU TO WARPED TOUR

In these rough economic times, certain sacrifices must be made, and Los Angeles based independent label Not Alone Records wants to make sure that your yearly ritual of attending the Vans Warped Tour is NOT one of them. In conjunction with the release of GRAVITY, the newest album from West Virigina rockers TIME AND DISTANCE,…

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND IS #1

Dave Matthews Band’s Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (RCA) debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 424,089 copies sold in its first week of release. The record is also No. 1 on the Digital Albums Chart, the Rock Albums Chart and the Alternative Albums Chart. Big Whiskey is the band’s fifth consecutive…

DEPECHE MODE BACK ON THE ROAD

Depeche Mode resumed their Tour of the Universe in Germany on Monday night. The band is back on the road after a month long setback while singer Dave Gahan recovered from surgery. The frontman had a malignant tumor removed from his bladder. The group is out in support of their latest album Sounds of the…

ADAM LAMBERT SIGNS RECORD DEAL

Just like Kris Allen, American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has been signed to 19 Recordings.   His debut album is expected to be released in the fall.   Lambert appears on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone, in which he officially announces to the public that he’s gay. SKOPE IT HERE!

TREY SONGZ MAKES R.KELLY DISS RECORD

Trey Songz has jumped on the beat to Jay-Z’s newest single “D.O.A.” (Death of Auto-Tune) and remixed the track as an official diss record to R. Kelly. Trey is tired of being compared to Kelz and claims he is the new R&B king! [youtube f4LlcNk4NWc nolink]

LIVE NATION OFFERS NO SERVICE FEE WEDNESDAY AGAIN

Live Nation has expanded its No Service Fee program to every single ticket in each of its amphitheaters today for 24 hours only, only at LiveNation.com.   Tickets for this week’s installment went on sale at 12:01 AM local time and are good for lawn seats as well as pavilion seats in all amphitheaters for…

THE KILLERS ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR

The Killers will return to the stage this fall. The band will continue to tour in support of their Day & Age album starting on August 31st in Washington D.C. The trek will find the band playing massive venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Red Rocks and more. Fans can view tour dates at TheKillersMusic.com now.…

MR. HUDSON TALKS JAY-Z’S “FOREVER YOUNG”

It looks like Kanye West isn’t the only one contributing to Jay-Z’s upcoming Blueprint 3 album. Rap-Up.com caught up with British singer Mr. Hudson, who reveals he also worked on Hova’s “Forever Young” song. Though he never collaborated with Jay in the studio, the singer/producer is just happy he made a “last minute” song that…

ROB ZOMBIE THINKS ADAM LAMBERT IS NO MICK JAGGER

According to EOnline, Rob Zombie doesn’t think American Idol finalist Adam Lambert is all that. The White Zombie frontman told the entertainment outlet, “He ain’t f**king Mick Jagger. You know what I mean? There are probably a million guitar players in the world better than Keith Richards but they ain’t f**king Keith Richards!” Zombie also…

TELLING ON TRIXIE INTRODUCES STOLI TO FANSOURCING

As many bands know it costs alot of money to properly record, distribute, and market a new album. My next guests did not go to a major label or venture capitalist to get the money to record, they went to their fans. Telling On Trixie is a NYC based band that raised thousands of dollars…

AUDIO STREAMS FROM GEORGE HARRISON ‘LET IT ROLL’

Capitol/EMI is proud to bring you Let It Roll: Songs By George Harrison available on CD and digitally on June 16th. The release is Harrison’s first ever career-spanning solo hits collection and also includes live tracks from his 1971 all-star Concert For Bangladesh benefit at Madison Square Garden.

People, The Cliché

Either come with it to rock out or just simply go home should be this LA-based band’s motto.   People is the name of the group and a heavy, rock-driven record is the premise of The Cliché.   People is composed of front-man/guitarist/songwriter–Jimmy Young, Matty O on drums and featuring new bassist–Matt Powers.   Powers…

AEROSMITH CONFIRM: WILL PLAY TOYS IN THE ATTIC

As we first reported in mid-April, Aerosmith has now confirmed that they will play their Toys in the Attic album in its entirety when they tour with ZZ Top this summer.   Singer Steven Tyler and drummer Joey Kramer confirmed the news to a Boston radio station this week.   The trek kicks off on…

SLIP-N-SLIP RECORDS LOOKING FOR NEW TALENT

Slip-N-Slide Records are looking all over the country for hidden talent in a contest they’re calling The Next Big Superstar. If you can rap or sing, get ready to submit your videos and enter to win a trip to Miami and land a recording contract. You have until July 28th to showcase your raw potential,…

TEAIRRA MARI AND CHRISTINA MILIAN HAVE R&B BEEF?

Teairra Mari is putting an old Christina Milian song called “Diamonds” featuring Kanye West on her upcoming At That Point album. Rap-Up.com reports Milian recorded the song on her Myspace Music label, however, upon signing with The Dream’s Radio Killa imprint the material was up for grabs. Mari reached out to Rap-Up and confirmed that…

IRV GOTTI CALLS EMINEM OUT

MTV News reports Irv Gotti spoke openly about Vibe calling Eminem the number one rapper. Irv said the article pissed him off, even though Em is a “great artist,” Gotti stated Jay-Z “makes real records. Every one of Eminem’s first singles is some clown s**t. He’s clowning.” In Gotti’s eyes, Slim Shady doesn’t deserve to…

Desillusion, Blasphaesthetic

Desillusion is a 3-piece band made up of: Westin Halvorson on lead vocals & guitar, Jay Keller on bass and Galen Waling on drums.   These men pack one hell-of-a-freakin’ punch, which is amazing considering there are only three members.   This Seattle-based industrial-metal group definitely does not personify your typical Seattle “Grunge” Rock band.…

EMINEM AND JAY-Z HOOK UP WITH DJ HERO

Eminem and Jay-Z are bringing their music to the upcoming DJ Hero video game. USA Today reports that a special edition version of the game will come with the rappers’ new greatest-hits CDs.   It may also include previously unreleased tracks plus an advanced version of the controller, a DJ stand and metal traveling case.…

CONSPIRACY OVER JIMI HENDRIX’S DEATH

There are some new conspiracies out about Jimi Hendrix.   Apparently, the rocker’s former roadie, James “Tappy” Wright, is alleging that Michael Jeffrey, Hendrix’s manager, was behind Jimi’s death.   According to England’s Telegraph, Wright claims that Jeffrey confessed to murdering Hendrix a year after the guitar legend died in 1970.   Apparently, Jeffrey stuffed…

MARIO KICKS OFF FREE BURGER KING TOUR

According to SingersRoom.com, Mario is teaming up with Burger King for a free summer tour called BK Fam Fest. The event aims to bring families together with food, activities, contests and of course music provided in each city. You can check out the full itinerary as well as other information regarding the show via BKFamFest.com…

CHRISTINA MILAN AND THE DREAM ARE ENGAGED?

According to S2SMagazine.com, The Dream has confirmed that he is indeed engaged to Christina Milian. The mag ran into The Dream at the Washington D.C. show of Keyshia Cole’s A Different Me tour.   There, the mega producer/singer confessed the good news, adding that he is planning on throwing an engagement party in the Bahamas.…

SAVING ABEL TO TOUR WITH PAPA ROACH, HINDER, & NICKELBACK

Saving Abel will head out on a huge summer tour with Papa Roach, Hinder and Nickelback beginning July 10th at the Darien Center in New York.   The 41-date tour takes the bands all over the country with shows in 26 states before they wrap up on September 12th in Spring, Texas.   Saving Abel’s…

SOULJA BOY SELLS ALBUM FOR $2.99

According to XXLMag.com, Soulja Boy has reduced the cost of his sophomore album, iSouljaBoyTellem. For a limited time, fans can purchase the disc for only $2.99 via Amazon.com. The effort has sold well over 250-thousand units since its December release.

SWAY, Let It Roll

Singer/Songwriters, Gina Quartaro & Perry Martin are fully responsible for the contemporary country band known as SWAY.   The founding members along with their backing band bring you their debut album, Let It Roll.   One amazing concept is the fact that this record is a debut because of its incredibly professional sound.   SWAY…

FRANK NITT HOOKS UP WITH DJ QUIK FOR “LOVE” / MP3 / VIDEO

Ever since Motown moved to Los Angeles, sunshine and good vibes have been luring the Motor City’s most musically minded to make the same migration. Now, one of Detroit’s trustiest hip-hop MCs, Frank Nitt (Frank’N’Dank), heads west to team up with producer Terrace Martin (Snoop Dogg’s Ego Trippin’), hot hookman J.Black, and Cali legend DJ…

AKON SPEAKS ON DOLLA’S DEATH / MP3

TMZ.com reports Akon spoke at a gun forum on Friday to students in Poughkeepsie, New York about the seriousness of gun related crimes. Akon even spoke openly about the unfortunate death of his protégé Dolla who was fatally shot in Los Angeles last week.

AMERICAN IDOL DOMINATES THE BILLBOARD CHART

American Idol winner Kris Allen and runner-up Adam Lambert have a combined nine debuts on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart.   Allen’s recording of “No Boundaries” makes the highest debut at number 11 while Lambert’s highest debut is “Mad World” at nineteen.   Former Idol winner David Cook debuts at number 24 with “Permanent,”…

EMINEM & 50 CENT ALBUM?

It’s no secret that Eminem has a close relationship with 50 Cent but fans may be happy to hear that there’s been talks of the duo doing an album together.   However, according to MTV News, G-Unit’s DJ Whoo Kid says the project’s been talked about for years but doesn’t think it will happen because…

DR. DRE PROMOTES DETOX VIA DR. PEPPER AD

Dr. Dre’s long awaited Detox album just might be coming out sooner than you think!   According to BallerStatus.com, the mega producer has just unleashed what seems to be his first album promo through a Dr. Pepper commercial called “Trust Me, I’m A Doctor.” The ad will begin running today. In addition, fans can expect…

THE KILLERS SET TO SHOOT LIVE DVD

The Killers are set to play two shows at the London Royal Albert Hall in July on July 5th and 6th.     According to NME.com, the shows will be filmed for a DVD release.    The Las Vegas-based band previously played the famed venue last November.  

EMINEM TO PERFORM AT 2009 BET AWARDS?

According to XXLMag.com, Eminem is “not confirmed” to perform at the 2009 BET Awards, despite what earlier reports have suggested. A rep reached out to the site and explained that nothing is etched in stone just yet, stay tuned. In related news, Em stopped by BET’s 106 & Park to talk about this new Relapse…

A FINE FRENZY’S DARING SOPHOMORE ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 8

On September 8, 2009, A FINE FRENZY led by Alison Sudol–will release Bomb in a Birdcage on Virgin Records, the follow-up to 2007’s critically acclaimed One Cell in the Sea. While the debut established Sudol as one of the most talented young singers and songwriters around, the new album reveals another side of A Fine…

ANDERSON READY THE RELEASE OF ‘IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY’

From The Netherlands to the United States, ANDERSON is stretching their electro/indie-pop hybrid across the globe, arriving stateside this summer with the release of the new album IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY. The album’s first single “Trevor * On The Dancefloor” will hit airwaves later this month as a showcase of the band’s stylistic marriage…