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PREVIOUSLY ON LOST OFFER “LOST IN 2 MINUTES” MP3

Previously On Lost is a band of dreamers. Jeff Curtin and Adam Schatz who met in New York City on simple musical terms, but soon felt it was time to up the ante. From the ashes of their fiery collaborations birthed the new pop genre “Recapitulation Rock” and in turn, their band Previously on Lost.…

RIGGS’ MONSTER TATTOO IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

America’s bloodiest band of heavy metal hellions, SCUM OF THE EARTH, is bringing the world of tattoos and piercing to this seemingly tranquil area of the country.   On April 26, the band’s singer/songwriter/guitarist RIGGS opened the doors to RIGGS’ MONSTER TATTOO parlor.   The new business venture is sure to overwhelm local residents and…

KERO ONE REMIXES TALIB KWELI / MP3

With Kero One’s recently released sophomore LP Early Believers receiving high acclaim and great reviews, the Bay Area-based rapper and producer is staying busy. Already back at work in the studio, Kero, whose production skills are featured throughout Early Believers, was hit up by DJ Deckstream to remix Talib Kweli’s “Keep It In The Pocket”…

Mike Clinco, Neon

Composer and jazz guitar extraordinaire Mike Clinco certainly has a passion for melodies, which is evident throughout all of the tracks on Neon. An impressive musician in his own right, he assembled an extraordinary band for this project that transforms smooth, often deceptively simple melodies into a treat for the ear. Regardless of whether or…

MICK JAGGER ARGUES WITH MARLEY’S KIDS

Mick Jagger, Bono, Joss Stone and Bob Marley’s kids, Damian and Stephen, are all working on a charity album for the United Nations.   However, according to British paper The Sun, it isn’t all going smoothly.   Apparently Mick and the Marleys are clashing over when they should be working.   A source told the…

MAIDEN SUING COMIC MAKER

Iron Maiden are suing a company for naming a comic book Iron and the Maiden.   The band claims that the title is “confusingly similar” to their heavily trademarked name and that calling the comic Iron and the Maiden is just a ploy to profit off the group’s fame.   According to TMZ.com, the British…

DAVID BANNER JUST WANTS TO ACT

It looks like David Banner can blame Samuel L. Jackson for his new found passion in acting.   Afer teaming up with Sam for Black Snake Moan, the “Get Like Me” rapper told XXLMag.com that he spent his money on acting classes instead of bling-bling.   Banner admits that he really enjoys diving into different…

GARY LIGHTBODY READYING TWO SOLO ALBUMS

Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody has two solo projects in the works.   According to NME.com, the Irish singer is working on a solo album titled Listen Tank with producer Jacknife Lee, as well as a country album titled Tired Pony. About Listen Tank, Lightbody says, “I call it Russian submarine music.”   He also…

NO DOUBT TAKES THE BABIES ON THE ROAD!

No Doubt’s reunion is official and we are learning more about the band’s tour everyday.   Singer Gwen Stefani says that the band will be bringing their families out on the road this time, which means a lot less daytime sleeping for the gang.   Drummer Adrian Young jokes that they have a bet to…

AMERICAN IDOL REACHES OUT TO DAVID COOK

American Idol has been sending their love and sympathies to David Cook after news broke that the 2008 Idol winner’s older brother, Adam, died of cancer over the weekend.     According to MTV News, 2008 Idol runner-up David Archuleta released a statement saying, “I know they had been struggling with it for a while,…

NICKELBACK FRONTMAN SUED

Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger might be in a little bit of trouble.   According to TMZ.com, furniture sales representative Noah Morse filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court of British Columbia, claiming that the rocker “punched (him) forcefully in the mouth” outside a bar in 2007.   Morse, is upset because he thinks Kroeger “expressed…

KATY PERRY RELEASES “WAKING UP IN VEGAS” MUSIC VIDEO

With three worldwide smash hits already and global album sales exceeding 3 million copies, the excitement of Capitol Records’ breakthrough artist KATY PERRY’s album ONE OF THE BOYS continues undiminished, even as the first anniversary of its release on June 17, 2008 approaches.

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”…