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FANS TO PAY RESPECT TO LES PAUL

Tomorrow, Les Paul will be buried at a private ceremony in his hometown of Waukesha, Wisconsin.   Before then, fans can pay respects to the father of the modern guitar since Paul’s body will be put on display at Milwaukee’s Discover World museum.   There will also be a free exhibit at the museum, featuring…

COBRA STARSHIPS BIG DEBUT

Cobra Starship’s Hot Mess debuts at a career-high number four on the Billboard album chart, selling over 42-thousand copies.   The album sales were fueled by the hit single “Good Girls Go Bad,” which features Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester.   The group’s debut album While The City Sleeps, We Rule The Streets bowed at…

BLACK EYED PEAS MAKE HISTORY

The Black Eyed Peas have broken the record for most consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.   The band has been in the top slot for 20 straight weeks, their current single has been number one for eight weeks and their previously single, “Boom Boom Pow,” topped the chart for the…

LIL WAYNE’S TOUR BUS ATTACKED

According to TMZ, people threw stones and bottles at Lil Wayne’s tour bus after his recent concert in Arizona.   At least one gunshot was also fired during the skirmish.   While there is no official reason why the vandalism happened, TMZ surmises it might have something to do with some women who were seen…

JAY-Z ANNOUNCES THE BLUEPRINT 3 TRACKLIST

Jay-Z has announced the full tracklist for his new album, The Blueprint 3. The 15 tracks listed include a wide range of collaborators including Alicia Keys, Young Jeezy, Pharrell, Rihanna, Kanye West and more. The album drops on September 11th. Head to MTV News for a full track-by-track breakdown. TRACK LIST FOR THE BLUEPRINT 3:…

KINGS OF LEON’S NEW BAND

Kings of Leon recently announced that they have started their own imprint label and the first band they’ve signed is The Features. Kings want you to get to know the new band so they’ve uploaded a video from The Features onto KingsofLeon.com. Check it out!

KATY PERRY’S BREASTS MAKE MONEY

Katy Perry has raised money for charity and it’s all thanks to her breasts.   According to ContactMusic.com, the “I Kissed a Girl” singer raised three-thousand dollars for cancer research when a fan donated the money in exchange for a plaster molding of her bust.   The cash benefitted the Web site Keep-A-Breast.org.

THE BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART

Michael Jackson steps aside as George Strait’s Twang replaces the King of Pop’s Number Ones as the best selling album in the country, according to Billboard.   Strait’s new album sold over 155-thousand copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, earning the country legend his fifth number one album.   Neil Diamond bows at number two with…

EYE’Z EXPLAINS THE STORY BEHIND “DEDICATED” / VIDEO

“She was in love with him, and then she disapeared into the magickal waters, she fell and bumped her head, and then she swam and swam and swam in beauty until she could finally find him. and when she did, he was waiting day dreaming of her love bc he missed her….. waiting… waiting… and,…

OPRAH AND WHITNEY HOUSTON THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW SEPTEMBER 14

Oprah launches her 24th season of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” with what she calls “the most anticipated music interview of the decade,” a must-see television event with singing icon Whitney Houston.   This marks Houston’s first interview in nearly seven years and follows the release of her highly touted new album, “I Look To You”…

FRENCH MIAMI TOUR DATES AND MP3

French Miami’s raucous live shows use rock music structures to hold together more technical musical ideas. Jagged guitars, pulsing synths, and precise stop-start rhythms launch seductive refrains that have forced the crowd’s feet off the floors in post-punk singalong deliriums from SXSW to CMJ. The first time you catch their live show you might be…

FREE ENERGY DEBUT VIDEO FOR “FREE ENERGY”

Free Energy released their debut 7″ single “Free Energy” on July 21. The single is now available for purchase on iTunes and you can check out the “Free Energy” video here!     The band has added new dates to their Summer tour. [youtube thWJ53kS43U nolink]

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Glorytellers “Concaves”

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! Glorytellers “Concaves”: SKOPE IT HERE!

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: FIZZ & BOOG – “BOUNCE” (Clean Version)

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! FIZZ & BOOG – “BOUNCE” (Clean Version):…

VIDEO CLIPS FROM ‘DAMON & NAOMI’S 1001 NIGHTS’ MOVIE

1001 NIGHTS is a comprehensive anthology of the ethereal Damon and Naomi, including videos and live performances by the duo from 2001 through 2009, being released via Factory 25, a new Brooklyn-based independent film and music label. This decade-long road trip includes live footage of the musicians and friends including Michio Kurihara, The Clientele, Ghost,…

BON JOVI BLASTS FIRST SINGLE FROM NEW STUDIO ALBUM SET FOR NOV. 10

2009 has turned into a landmark year like no other for legendary Island Records group Bon Jovi, and now the band is launching their new single, “We Weren’t Born To Follow” an upbeat positive anthem which premiered on radio Tuesday, August 18th.   “We Weren’t Born To Follow” is the first single pick from the…

NICAD SET TO EMBARK ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

From August 27 the international band NiCad from The Hague is on a three-week-tour through North-America. Apart from performing, the band will also visit a renowned American College to give a lecture on self built electronic instruments. Furthermore the band will be the subject of a yearly video competition at this college, with their single…

PRE-ORDER FOR THE DIGITAL VERSION OF THE CRIBS’ NEW ALBUM

Yorkshire punk-rock upstarts THE CRIBS will release the digital version of their brand-new album, entitled Ignore the Ignorant, on September 8th, 2009. Fans can pre-order the album on iTunes beginning August 25th – the same day the first single, “Cheat On Me,” goes on sale on iTunes. The actual physical CD release will street on…

Young Galaxy, Invisble Republic

Long past the middle of the night, music lovers and record geeks alike sit awake, playing the “What If?” game. What if Elliot Smith’s parents banned Nick Drake from the house? Shit like that. And when one listens to Invisible Republic, the second LP from Vancouver dream poppers Young Galaxy, you get the sense that…

Zeus, Sounds Like Zeus EP

It shuffles, it bounces, it somehow manages to rock as much as it rolls; it’s the debut from Zeus, the latest release of Arts & Crafts’s diverse line-up. Two members of Jason Collett’s backing band provide rhythms fit for an island and backbone fit for a steel town on “Sounds Like…” Though short in stature,…

JULIETTE COMMAGERE JOINS PETE YORN FOR WEST COAST TOUR

In one of the most harmonious of pairings among LA songwriters this summer, psych-pop songstress Juliette Commagere and the wonderful Pete Yorn will be teaming up for a West Coast tour, starting August 20th!   Juliette and her multi-piece band, which includes husband and drummer Joachim Cooder, recently returned from a 20-date European tour supporting…

NAAM COMPLETES WORK ON DEBUT ALBUM

Brooklyn, NY heavy psych rock band NAAM has completed work on its debut album.   The fast-rising buzz band will drop the self-titled Naam on October 20, 2009 via NYC’s Tee Pee Records.     The follow up to the group’s three-song mega-EP Kingdom, Naam was recorded on an abandoned dairy farm in New York’s…

STEPHEN STILLS YESTERDAY AND TODAY

Stephen Stills has influenced generations with his powerful voice, songwriting artistry, and passionate guitar playing, both as a solo artist and as a member of Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and Manassas. While Stills spends his summer on the road with David Crosby and Graham Nash, Rhino presents a pair of new releases…

SPIKE LEE’S MJ BLOCK PARTY

Spike Lee is marking Michael Jackson’s birthday with a block party celebration in Brooklyn.   The filmmaker’s bash for the late King of Pop will be held in on August 29th, what would have been Jackson’s 51st birthday.   Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will proclaim August 29th “Michael Jackson Day” at the celebration.  …

LIL WAYNE CANCELS DATES DUE TO ILLNESS

Due to illness, Lil Wayne canceled the Western Canada tour dates of the Young Money Presents: America’s Most Wanted Music Festival. Doctors told Weezy to scrap his performances as he was too sick. Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and more were all set to play Vancouver and Edmonton Monday and Tuesday nights but were…

R. KELLY ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR

R. Kelly has announced a new fall tour called Ladies Make Some Noise! that will coincide with the release of his new album, Untitled. The trek kicks off on October 8th in Connecticut and hits a variety of cities in Alabama, Nevada, Florida and more, before winding down in Missouri. Tickets go on sale starting…

DAUGHTRY ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

Just the other day, Daughtry gave a teaser about their fall tour, and now, the band has officially released the dates.   They’ll be hitting the road with Theory of a Deadman starting October 19th in Topeka, Kansas and will be touring for just about the rest of the year, until December 20th in Evansville,…

MILEY TOPS iTUNES SINGLES CHART

Miley Cyrus has the number one downloaded song on iTunes this week with her latest single, “Party in the U.S.A.”   The Black Eyed Peas are at number two with “I Gotta Feeling,” which has been the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the last seven weeks.   George Straight has…

AMY WINEHOUSE IN MIAMI

Amy Winehouse is headed to Miami and apparently, it’s not just to party.   According to British paper The Sun, the embattled singer is going to Florida to work with producer Salaam Remi on the follow-up to her hit album Back to Black.

CELINE DION PREGNANT

Celine Dion is pregnant with her second child. The 41-year-old’s representative confirmed that the singer and her 67-year-old husband and manager, René Angélil, are going to be parents once again. They have an eight-year-old son named René-Charles. Learn more at UsMagazine.com.

Bill Ortiz, From Where I Stand

Metallica has their Master of Puppets and I would say Bill Ortiz is master of trumpets.   This artist has been a staple of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene for the past 25 years.   During this time span, Ortiz has also had the pleasure of working with some big hitters in the…

MONSTER ENERGY ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP CONTEST FOR LOCAL BANDS

This season, Monster Energy and Crüe Fest 2 partnered to put the Monster Energy Stage on the summer’s most anticipated traveling rock festival, turning up the Crüe Fest 2 experience to offer fans ten great bands for one price.   In nearly every market, Monster Energy empowered local radio stations to run contests for the…

ANDY YORKE CONTRIBUTES TO ‘CIAO MY SHINING STAR’

On Sept 29, Shout! Factory will release the Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion, Polaris) tribute album, Ciao My Shining Star. The album features Thom Yorke, Michael Stipe, The National, Dinosaur Jr and many others performing the songs of Mark Mulcahy. Proceeds from the album will help Mark to continue making music while taking care of his…