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MEREDITH MEYER RELEASES ‘IT’S SPOOKY TO BE YOUNG’

Songwriter and musician Meredith Meyer will be releasing her 2nd full length album, It’s Spooky To Be Young, on April 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA.   The album was produced by Bill Racine, who has been known for his work with Rogue Wave, Mates of State, Mark Gardener (of Ride), and his work alongside…

LIVE CD AND DOUBLE DVD RELEASE FROM MINISTRY

While MINISTRY’s studio albums certainly show why the group is considered a stylistic trailblazer, it is on the concert stage that Ministry takes things to a whole other level. And as evidenced by fans that packed venues to catch the group one final time on their worldwide “C U LaTouR 2008,” the Al Jourgensen-led band…

DIPLO’S MAD DECENT PARTNERS WITH DOWNTOWN MUSIC

Downtown Music is pleased to announce its newest joint venture with Philadelphia impresario Diplo’s label, Mad Decent.   Grammy-nominated DJ & producer Diplo was first recognized as one half of the genre-defining DJ Crew Hollertronix and the mastermind behind his now legendary mixtape with M.I.A., Piracy Funds Terrorism.   In 2006, Mad Decent opened its…

RECORD STORE DAY REISSUE ALBUM

Record store day is almost upon us, and no one is a bigger supporter of record stores than the labels who rely on vinyl fanatics to go and search out their releases. With this in mind, some of the most impressive names in vinyl releases and reissues have put together an incredible new vinyl-only compilation…

ELECTRIK RED RELEASE TRACKLISTING

Electrik Red are currently promoting their How To Be A Lady Volume 1 album and recently got Lil Wayne to jump on their second single, “So Good.”   The-Dreams’ first all-girl group on Radio-Killa Records will now release How To Be A Lady set on May 26th. Below is the LP’s official tracklisting. 1. “Devotion”…

NOW 30 TOPS DEBUT ALBUM CHART

Now That’s What I Call Music 30 tops the Billboard album chart selling over 146-thousand copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers.   The compilation features hits from Lady GaGa, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Nickelback, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and others.   The soundtrack for Hannah Montana: The Movie bows in at number…

LADY GAGA HAS TROUBLE ON STAGE

Lady GaGa prides herself on her stage show, but it seems that something went a little wrong on Tuesday night.   According to NME.com, the singer was doing her usual thing when she unintentionally hit one of her back-up dancers with her microphone, causing her to lose three teeth.   British paper The Sun reports…

KING MAGAZINE SHUTS DOWN

The men’s magazine that once boasted covers with shots of hip hop giants like 50 Cent, T.I., Lil Wayne and many others has unfortunately come to an end. King magazine printed its very last issue, which will hit stands April 21st.

LIL WAYNE EXPLAINS WHY HE SWTICHED TO ROCK

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lil Wayne explained why he switched to rock music. The rapper told the magazine that’s he’s grown as a person and “got tired” of doing rap music. His all rock album, Rebirth, is due in June. You can check out the full article when the latest issue of…

NEW SINGLE FROM AARON BARNHART DEBUT ALBUM

Bonded Records/Fontana/Universal Music Group, has officially announced the street date of the Aaron Barnhart debut album, MISSING PIECES, which will be released on May 26, 2009 and his single, DAY IN DAY OUT, which will be released nationwide USA, March 23rd, 2009.

DIESEL CREATES NEW ROCKER JEANS

Diesel is always exploring the next revolution in denim treatments and silhouettes and this Spring 2009 is proud to introduce the most innovative collection yet, the Bastonati Denim Collection. Bastonati is an Italian term that literally translates to “beyond recognition” which explains the transition this denim goes through from start to finish. The Bastonati Collection…

RESCUE SIGNALS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM THIS SUMMER

Dallas, Texas-based band Rescue Signals plans to release their new album, “Indecisions,” on July 21, 2009, via Rock Ridge Music.   Says lead vocalist and guitarist Beau Tyler about their new label and forthcoming record:   “As for the record, my favorite part of the process was to be able to finish recording it ourselves.…

RANCID SIGNALS RAUCOUS RETURN WITH ESSENTIAL NEW ALBUM

Seminal punk band Rancid – Tim Armstrong (guitar/vocals), Lars Frederiksen (guitar/vocals), Matt Freeman (bass/vocals), and Branden Steineckert (drums) – have set June 2nd for the release of Let The Dominoes Fall (Hellcat/Epitaph), their first studio album in six years. The platinum-selling band recorded at George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound Studio, with production by Epitaph Records founder/Bad…

JASON LYTTLE ON NPR.ORG VIA SXSW

On April 7th, Grandaddy singer and principle songwriter Jason Lytle will release a digital single for “Yours Truly, the Commuter” off his forthcoming solo debut full-length also titled Yours Truly, the Commuter, out May 19th on ANTI- Records. Video: Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle At SXSW: SKOPE IT HERE!

NOW, NOW EVERY CHILDREN TO RELEASE DEBUT LP

Afternoon Records is proud to announce the debut LP from Twin-Cities duo, Now, Now Every Children, due out July 9th. This full length marks the third release from Cacie Dalager (Vocals, Guitar) and Brad Hale (Drums).   It follows their acclaimed EPs Not One, But Two and In the City. Dalager and Hale began the…

15 YEARS LATER GREG PRATO RELEASES ‘GRUNGE IS DEAD’

Fifteen years after Kurt Cobain’s suicide on April 5th, 1994, comes the authoritative story of grunge. ‘Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music’ (released April 1, 2009, via ECW Press) by Greg Prato is the definitive story of the Pacific Northwest music scene of the late ’80s and early ’90s. Never before…

GLOBAL INHERITANCE SET TO RETURN TO COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL AND STAGECOACH

2009 will see GLOBAL INHERITANCE (GI) expand its reach during a very busy spring, including stops at leading North American music and green festivals including the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival. GLOBAL INHERITANCE–a 501c3 non-profit organization–is working to empower individuals worldwide to think and act creatively in solving…

CAITLIN CROSBY VIDEO FOR “STILL HAVE MY HEART”

Meet up-and coming LA singer/songwriter Caitlin Crosby, a fresh new voice on the pop music scene! The charismatic 23-year-old songsmith with a compelling raspy vocal style, has crafted her debut album filled with irresistible, thought-provoking and guitar-driven songs.

DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN STIMULUS PACKAGE VIDEO / DATES

Del is set to introduce his 13-point “Stimulus Package” to the masses through the saving grace of “Funkman” out on April 7th 2009. His plan is to revive “the public at large” that is “over the whole rap era”, as Del puts it. Del is digging deep this time around and giving directly back to…

TRICK DADDY STOPS TAKING HIS MEDS

Trick Daddy told HipHopDX.com that not only is he refusing to undergo treatment for Lupus, but he stopped taking the prescribed medicine as well. The Miami rapper told the site he stopped taking the meds “because for every medicine they gave me, I had to take a test or another medicine every 30 days or…

WEEZER MAN HAS NEW RELEASE, TEAMS UP WITH RAINN WILSON

According to Rolling Stone, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo will release a live CD/DVD package of his in-store performance at Fingerprintz in Long Beach, California last year. The package comes out on April 28th and features an interview with Cuomo done by actor Jason Schwartzman. Rivers will also be debuting some new material, which he worked…

LOLLAPALOOZA EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE

Fans who wanna be sure to get their Lollapalooza tickets can get Early Bird passes now. The passes are $175 bucks and allow access for the three-day event, which gets underway on August 7th. Bands already announced include the Beastie Boys, Jane’s Addiction, Depeche Mode, Tool, the Kings of Leon and more. VIP packages are…

PRODIGY SUES HIS OWN LABEL?

Prodigy is currently incarcerated for gun possession, however, that isn’t stopping the Mob Deep rapper from filing a lawsuit against his label home, Vox Music Group. The New York Post reports the label was supposed to pay Prodigy over ten-thousand dollars a month, but they missed three months. With 30-thousand dollars missing, it forced Prodigy’s…

U2 BREAK CONCERT RECORDS

U2 are once again breaking records. According to Fox Business, they will set single-day concert attendance records in three cities on their upcoming tour. The band will play for 82-thousand at New Jersey’s Giant’s Stadium, 72-thousand at Gillette Stadium in Boston and 65-thousand at Chicago’s Soldier Field. U2 kick off the 360 ° Tour on…

PRESALE INFO FOR KATY PERRY WITH NO DOUBT

We reported last week that Katy Perry would be opening for No Doubt for one show only — August 4th in Irvine, California.   If you want the best seats for the show, then make sure you buy presale tickets, which go on sale tomorrow at 4 PM local time.   A link to where…

KANYE WEST AND SPIKE JONZE MAKE A SHORT FILM

The last time Kanye West collaborated with Spike Jonze was for his “Flashing Lights” video.   According to MTV News, the duo is teaming up again for a short film that will feature Kanye’s song, “See You in My Nightmares.”   The video will probably run between ten to 15 minutes but no further details…

RANDOM STABBINGS & ARTLESS CRITIQUE, APRIL 2009

Bell X1, Blue Lights on the Runway (Yep Roc Records) You know you’re in for a flurry of dishwasher-safe accountant-rock when an album’s first single (“The Great Defector”) uses Doors organ as its major weapon, but this Irish crew do have bigger plans than stealing a few fans away from Broken Social Scene. Note that…

BREAKING NEWS: KEYSHIA COLE IS ALIVE & WELL – THANK GOD!

There have been rumors circulating around the Internet and industry that Grammy Nominated R&B singer, Keyshia Cole and her biological mother, Frankie Lons, were involved in a fatal car accident this morning in Atlanta, GA.   On behalf of Keyshia Cole and her mother Frankie Lons, her management company Imani Entertainment would like to issue…