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DUFFY SET TO SING THE NEXT BOND THEME SONG?

Nothing is set in stone, but it appears that Duffy might sing the theme song for the next “James Bond” film.   A producer for the famed movie franchise told Britain’s The Sun that he “would love to get Duffy to sing the next tune” and thinks she is “wonderful.”   The follow-up to the…

50 CENT DONE WITH RICK ROSS BEEF?

DrewReports.com has learned 50 Cent is over the rap beef with Rick Ross. DJ Whoo Kid spoke on 50’s behalf, explaining that Fif has already promoted Rick’s Deeper Than Rap album by feuding with him. Whoo Kid reveals the G-Unit general is “moving on” and looking forward to getting his Before I Self Destruct LP…

DOWNLOAD A DAVID COOK PERFORMANCE FOR CHARITY

David Cook did a wonderful rendition of his song “Permanent” on the American Idol season finale last week, and now, if you download the performance on iTunes, all proceeds will be going to charity.   The money will benefit the Washington, D.C. based organization Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.   Earlier this month, the former Idol…

CASSETTES WON’T LISTEN NEW ALBUM PREVIEW & MP3

Cassettes Won’t Listen (a/k/a Jason Drake) has been recording, producing and remixing in the depths of New York for many years, amassing fans and critical acclaim by the likes of Spin, MTV, Perez Hilton and many more. New York City has always been home and the main focus of inspiration for CWL….until now. The warm…

SNOWGLOBE LIVE ON NEW MTV REALITY SHOW

MTV presents “$5 Cover,” a musical drama set in Memphis, Tennessee, and stars the hottest up-and-coming Memphis artists playing themselves as they fight for love, inspiration and money to pay the rent. The series explores the modern-day incarnation of the city’s historic music scene through the lens of Memphis-based filmmaker Craig Brewer, acclaimed director of…

PRS GUITARS FEATURED IN GUITAR HERO SMASH HITS

Paul Reed Smith Guitars is happy to announce that two of their most popular electric guitar models are featured in the soon to be released Guitar Hero ® Smash Hits from Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). The Custom 24, the top-selling PRS guitar model in history, and the vintage styled SC 245 are among the…

HORSE FEATHERS LIVE AT BAEBLE’S GUEST APARTMENT

Some bands were built for a natural settings. Given singer Justin Ringle’s wispy, back of the throat falsetto, Sam Cooper’s delicate plunk on a grainy sounding banjo, Nathan Crockett’s rousing fiddle playing, and the collective, three-part harmonies all three dole out, you’ll find Portland’s Horse Feathers to be one such group. Stopping by Baeble’s Guest…

TANTRIC’S ‘MIND CONTROL’ SET FOR RELEASE AUGUST 4

TANTRIC made up of Hugo Ferreira (lead vocals, keyboards), Joe Pessia (guitars), Erik Leonhardt (bass and vocals), Marcus Ratzenboeck (violin), Richie Monica (drums) will be releasing their fourth album, MIND CONTROL, August 4th on the Silent Majority Group label (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group).   It was produced by Brett Hestla (Creed, Framing…

DIANA OLSON INTRODUCES SKOPE READERS TO ALICIA WILEY

I must have been sleeping to miss the talent of Alicia Wiley until now.   She was the Minnesota Music Award winner as Best selling self released recording 2004,   Best Female Vocalist 2004, and Best Keyboardist/Pianist 2006.   She has been compared to Fiona Apple and Diana Krall but this voice is even better.…

STOLI FINDS THAT KID KAMAKAZI IS A “CLUTCH SHOOTER”

Alot of people talk a big game but when it comes times to show & prove it is another story. My next guest is fresh from Los Angeles, CA named Kid Kamakazi. Kid Kamakazi is young but he hustles like it’s do or die. At first you think he is just an emcee but his…

THE STEPS OFFER FIRST SINGLE “COLD FLOORS”

On July 21, Austin rockers The Steps will release Take It All In, produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith (JET, Dandy Warhols, Explosions in the Sky).   The EP distills the band’s 60’s influenced garage rock to its most potent and frenetic form.

IAN HUNTER SIGNS TO NEW WEST RECORDS

Legendary Mott the Hoople front man and renowned solo artist, Ian Hunter, has signed to New West Records.   Man Overboard, due July 21st, is Mr. Hunter’s anticipated follow up to his critically acclaimed solo album, 2007’s Shrunken Heads (his first release after a 6 year gap). Ian Hunter has worked with many musical legends…

PSUEDO SLANG FROM BUFFALO, NY RELEASE FIRST SINGLE

Pseudo Slang, a Buffalo, New York based hip-hop duo comprised of rapper Emcee Sick, of the crew Xtracts Of Slang, and producer Tone Atlas, of the crew Pseudo Intellectuals, are proud to announce the release of their new studio LP, We’ll Keep Looking due June 2nd via Fat Beats Records. Listen to the first single,…

ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS TO RELEASE ‘WE ARE TO ANSWER’ JUNE 9/ MP3

Their very name, “Ancient Astronauts,” implies a mash-up of the distant past and the far future; traits exemplified in their melding of old school hip hop, funk, and dub reggae with forward-thinking flair and production technique. The Ancient Astronauts are Kabanjak and Dogu hailing from Cologne, Germany via outer space!

CANTORA RECORDS ANNOUNCES SAVOIR ADORE’S “THE MACHINES EP” / VIDEO

Cantora Records, the indie outfit who brought you debut records from artists like MGMT and Violens, today announces Savoir Adore’s The Machines EP, available online for free. The record serves as a preview for their debut full-length In The Wooded Forest available on Cantora Records through Red/MRI on August 25, 2009. The Machines EP can…

CHRIS BROWN GOING COUNTRY?

It seems that we may be hearing some new music from Chris Brown in the near future.   According to E! Online, the singer recorded a country song called “Trapped in a Dream,” which is being considered for his upcoming new album.   A producer that is currently working with Brown says you may even…

USHER READY TO UNLEASH A MONSTER

Usher has a title for his sixth studio album.   People.com reports that it’s going to be called Monster.   The singer has been seen recording in Las Vegas and in his hometown of Atlanta with producer Jermaine Dupri.   Monster is expected to be released in the fall.

TOMMY LEE WORKING ON NEW METHODS OF MAYHEM

Even though Tommy Lee is preparing for Crue Fest 2, it seems the Motley Crue drummer has found time to work on his side project, Methods of Mayhem.   Drummer Will Hunt told TuneLab.com that he recently recorded a guest appearance on the group’s forthcoming sophomore album.   As for the music, Hunt revealed, “People…

THE SCRIPT TO HEADLINE U-S TOUR

Irish band The Script has just announced that they will be heading out on their first U-S headlining tour!   The boys will set out on the road with Parachute starting July 20th in Seattle, Washington and will hit more than a dozen cities before wrapping up in Washington, D.C. on August 17th.   For…

GREEN DAY DOESN’T COMPROMISE FOR WAL-MART

Green Day has the most popular CD in the country, but you won’t be able to find it at your local Wal-Mart. According to the Associated Press, the band says the chain refused to stock their latest CD, 21st Century Breakdown, because Wal-Mart wanted the album edited for language and content, and the band refused.…

COLDPLAY VS. JOE SATRIANI UPDATE / VIDEO

As previously reported, guitarist Joe Satriani is suing Coldplay for infringing copyright, alleging that the band’s hit song “Viva La Vida” uses substantial portions of his own tune “If I Could Fly.”   According to MusiciRadar.com, law firm Kilpatrick Stockton LLP noted that the “surprisingly detailed” analyses of both songs posted by fans on YouTube,…

THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS JOIN BLINK 182 TOUR

It’s official!   The All-American Rejects will be playing select dates on this summer’s Blink 182 tour featuring Fall Out Boy and Weezer.   Check out the All-American Rejects’ MySpace page for dates.   Asher Roth, Panic at the Disco and others will also be playing select dates.   Tickets go on sale beginning May…

BEYONCE RELEASES “EGO” VIDEO

It’s finally here people! Beyonce has just premiered the new music video for “Ego” off her multi-platinum selling disc I Am…Sasha Fierce. Although he’s on the radio version of the track, Kanye West doesn’t appear in the clip.   Like Bey’s “Single Ladies” video, the one for “Ego” also has a black and white theme.…

KANYE COMMENTS ON EMINEM’S RELAPSE

In the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly, Kanye West reveals how he feels about Eminem’s latest body of work, Relapse. West told EW that he thinks “the ‘Insane’ song is genius” and that you can tell Em is “in the zone.”   ‘Ye also believes the rapper is creatively “on point.” The rest of the…

SLIP-N-SLIDE RECORDS SIGNS JAGGED EDGE

Slip-N-Slide Records, one of the top independent labels in the industry founded by Ted Lucas, is gearing up for another ground-breaking and exciting year with the signing of Grammy nominated and chart-topping R&B super group Jagged Edge. The group is in the studio now working on new material for their upcoming album scheduled for release…

Jennifer Logue, Pretty

Jennifer Logue is bringing infectious attitude & sound on her new EP, Pretty.   The NYC-based singer/songwriter offers up a little rock/pop/folk mixed with country influences, but delivered in such a pleasant fashion.   Logue has seven new refreshing tracks that are so ready for human consumption. Logue’s upbeat and pretty persona is picked up…

MYSPACE AND TOYOTA LAUNCH “ROCK THE SPACE” COMPETITION FOR UNSIGNED ARTISTS TO WIN A RECORD DEAL

MySpace, the world’s premiere social portal, in partnership with MySpace Records and Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., today announced the official launch of Rock the Space, an exclusive competition encouraging unsigned bands or solo artists to submit an original song for the opportunity to score a recording contract with MySpace Records, the company’s full-service…

BLINK-182 SUMMER TOUR

Setting the alternative nation abuzz with excitement and anticipation, Travis Barker, Tom Delonge and Mark Hoppus, better known as blink-182, one of the world’s greatest punk rock bands, earlier this year officially announced they are back together.   Today they are confirming their monster summer tour which features a ton of great bands and is…

E1 MUSIC SIGNS METAL BAND DIRGE WITHIN / VIDEO

Chicago-based metal band DIRGE WITHIN has signed a worldwide, multi album deal with E1 Music, and joins label mates High on Fire, Hatebreed, In Flames, Satyricon, Burning Human and others. The band has also entered into a worldwide co-publishing deal and exclusive administration deal. Check out the video teaser for the album: SKOPE IT HERE!…

AR RAHMAN HONORED IN JUNE ISSUE OF FAST COMPANY MAGAZINE

Academy Award-winning composer and musician AR Rahman is honored in the June 2009 issue of Fast Company Magazine as one of their “100 Most Creative People in Business.” Fast Company also recognized luminaries such as producer J.J. Abrams, director/producer/actor/writer Tyler Perry, fashion designer Marc Jacobs and author Nora Ephron.   The Fast Company recognition comes…

FINK SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM

Ninja Tune Records is proud to announce the release of Fink’s third full-length album, Sort Of Revolution – the last record of a three-album deal with the legendary British independent label.   Being released on CD September 8, the album will be available through all digital retailers well upfront on May 26. As an exclusive,…

ANDY GOULD SIGNS DEATH ON TWO WHEELS

Atlanta-based rock band DEATH ON TWO WHEELS have been scouted and signed by the celebrated music industry veteran Andy Gould, best known for working with Pantera, Rob Zombie, Guns N’ Roses, and Morrissey. Death on Two Wheels first caught Gould’s attention, while they were lighting up the south with a series of breakout shows.  …

AUDIO STREAM OF DENNIS WILSON “FALLIN IN LOVE”

Summer Love Songs also includes “Fallin’ In Love,” a song written and recorded by Dennis Wilson during the Beach Boys’ Sunflower album sessions in 1970. The track has never before been released in the U.S. and has long been out-of-print in the U.K. (where it was released as “Lady”). This track has also been mixed…

ULTIAMTE EARS RELEASES UE 4 PRO CUSTOM MONITORS

For more than a decade, Ultimate Ears has consistently changed the way music is performed by the biggest names in the industry. Now, when your band starts to get more gigs, you’re ready to move up to UE 4 Pro Custom Monitors. Handcrafted for your ears with a custom in-ear fit, the newest monitors from…

STYLAH OFFERS FREE MIXTAPE ‘THE WARNING’

This is the new mixtape “The Warning” from Stylah (Formerly of the Poisonous Poets). The mixtape is hosted by British celebrity gangster and best selling author Dave Courtney and sees Stylah rapping alongside features including Mims, Sincere, Mike GLC and more. Mixtape Download (Invididual tracks) ZIP: SKOPE IT HERE! www.Myspace.com/Stylah