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LEONA LEWIS HAS A RUN IN WITH A STALKER

Leona Lewis has had a scary run in with a stalker.   According to British paper The Mirror, the “Bleeding Love” singer was followed home from the store to her new Hollywood Hills home, and was so freaked out that she actually decided to go back to her native London while she has security beefed…

OPEN FOR AEROSMITH

Want to open for Aerosmith?   Well soon you can.   When the rockers head out on tour with ZZ Top next month, as an opening act, they plan to bring up two worthy fans to rock out on Guitar Hero: Aerosmith onstage.   One winner from online and one winner from radio will be…

WRITE A SONG ABOUT PEACE AND WIN A GUITAR

Do you think you can write a song that furthers the message of peace?   If so, there is a new contest you should enter.   It’s called the Peace Song Challenge and the winning entry will be selected by a prestigious panel of judges which includes Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf), producer Bob…

BOB DYLAN TOPS ALBUM CHART

Bob Dylan’s latest album, Together Through Life, will debut on top of the Billboard album chart after it sold over 125-thousand copies.   It marks Dylan’s fifth number one album and gives him back-to-back number one records, as 2006’s Modern Times also bowed in the top spot.   The soundtrack to Hannah Montana: The Movie…

DAY26 HAS BEEF WITH DONNIE KLANG?

During MTV’s live finale of Making The Band 4, Donnie Klang stated — once again — his camera time was cut short due to the drama with Day26 and the remaining members of Danity Kane. LiveSteez.com reports Day26 has officially washed their hands of Donnie, explaining that his comment “was like a slap in the…

DAUGHTRY REVEALS ALBUM TITLE

Daughtry recently revealed that the first single off of their highly anticipated sophomore album was going to be the song “No Surprise” and now the guys have just released the title of the new effort.   It’s going to be called Leave This Town.   Chris and the band sat down with Entertainment Tonight to…

DEVIL MAKES THREE SF EXAMINER FEATURE / VIDEO

The Devil Makes Three quite possibly are the best band that you have never heard of. Constantly on tour, selling out dates across the country and in their neck of the woods on the West Coast, this band is busy packing their shows night after night, largely thanks to word of mouth. Feature in SF…

U2 NEW VIDEO FOR “MAGNIFICENT”

The video for “Magnificent” was directed by French filmmaker Alex Courtes. Alex also directed the video for the band’s previous single, “Get On Your Boots,” and alongside his former creative partner Martin Fougeral won a Grammy award for the “Vertigo” video. The video for “Magnificent” was shot in the historic city of Fez, Morocco last…

COMCAST & MYSPACE PARTNER WITH GREEN DAY

Comcast is providing exclusive, advance access to live performances from Green Day’s first new album in nearly five years, “21st Century Breakdown” due out on Reprise Records on Friday, May 15th, as well as more than 30 of the band’s videos and concerts in HD, the company announced today.     Comcast Corporation, (Nasdaq: CMCSA,…

PRIMAL SCREAM TO GO DIGITAL ONLY ON NEW ALBUM

‘BEAUTIFUL FUTURE’ is Primal Scream’s ninth studio album. The bulk of the album was produced by Björn Yttling [Peter, Björn and John] and Paul Epworth (Bloc Party). The album features guest collaborations from Lovefoxx of CSS, Josh Homme from Queens Of the Stone Age and folk legend Linda Thompson. As you would expect from one…

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…