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MAKING OF THE “NO SLEEP TONIGHT” VIDEO

Follow ENTER SHIKARI, in this making of the video, as they gather up their friends and head to the set in the wee hours of the morning to film the video for for “No Sleep Tonight” off the album Common Dreads. [youtube do53kHF9jOw nolink]

The Great Lake Swimmers, Lost Channels

What is it about folk music and Canada that mesh so well together? Is it the vast landscape, giving way to unique tales of even more unique characters? Or is it simply that so many Canadians were/are raised on a strict diet of wheat and Neil Young? If it’s the former, then lend the microphone…

AMY WINEHOUSE MOVES STUDIO BACK TO U-K

Amy Winehouse has moved back to the U-K from St. Lucia, and it appears that it’s for good. According to British paper The Sun, the troubled singer just had all of her recording equipment shipped back from the island to her home in North London so she can resume work on her first album in…

GOOD CHARLOTTE AUTHOR

Good Charlotte band member Joel Madden is working on his memoir. The 30-year-old told People.com that he’s writing a book about his life but won’t put it out there if “it’s not actually meaningful.” According to the rocker, the tome will include passages on his kids, his relationships and moving to Los Angeles. Madden and…

COLDPLAY HEAD TO THE SIMPSONS

Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin will lend his voice to an episode of The Simpsons for the series’ 21st season. The musician will voice a part in an episode where “Homer” wins a million-dollar lottery and hires Coldplay to play a private concert for him. Other celebrities lending their voices to The Simpsons’ new season are…

PROTESTERS DELAY U2

Protests have delayed U2’s world tour. People living around the Croke Park stadium in Dublin, Ireland took to the streets on Tuesday to protest the all-night noise involved with dismantling U2’s elaborate concert stage. The band got approval from the city for the around-the-clock deconstruction and Dubliners were angered at the approval and at the…

WHITNEY’S ALBUM TO HIT STORES EARLY

Fans who can’t wait to get Whitney Houston’s first album in seven years are in luck.   According to ETOnline.com, the release date of Houston’s highly anticipated I Turn To You album has been moved up one day.   Instead of dropping on Tuesday, September 1st, the album will be released on Monday, August 31st.…

KATY PERRY MAKES HISTORY

Lady Gaga did it earlier this month, and now Katy Perry has as well.   According to a press release, the pop star became just the fourth artist in the 16-year history of the Mainstream Top 40 chart to have three number-one songs from a debut album.   Perry’s most recent hit, “Waking Up in…

VIC CHESNUTT OFFERS MP3 OF “CHAIN”

Vic Chesnutt is announcing a North American tour with a band consisting of mbrs of Fugazi and Godspeed You! Black Emperor in support of his new record, “At The Cut,” out Sept 22 on Constellation records.   The album features the same players as the touring band.

FBR REVEALS “JENNIFER’S BODY: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK”

Fueled By Ramen has announced the forthcoming release of “JENNIFER’S BODY:   ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK,” the star-studded musical companion to the upcoming Fox Thriller film.   The collection arrives in stores and online on August 25th, with pre-orders for the soundtrack beginning on July 28th at the Fueled By Ramen Webstore, located at www.store.fueledbyramen.com.…

NINE INCH NAILS FINAL TEN PERFORMANCES SELL OUT IN MINUTES

All ten of Nine Inch Nails’ Wave Goodbye farewell shows have sold out in advance of the previously planned July 31 on sale.   As always, a significant percentage of the best tickets for the Wave Goodbye shows–including every ticket to the dates at New York’s Bowery Ballroom and Webster Hall as well as all…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: JAH BLESS “Hello Kitty”

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! JAH BLESS “Hello Kitty”: SKOPE IT HERE!

AFI RETURN TO THE ROAD

AFI will return to the road for its first live shows in the U.S. since its July 7, 2007 appearance at Live Earth. The eight-date run of club and theater shows will commence October 2, immediately following the September 29 release of the band’s brand new album, CRASH LOVE, on DGC/Interscope. AFI OCTOBER 2009 DATES:…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: The Product “Break the Silence”

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! The Product – “Break the Silence”: SKOPE…

INTRODUCING DIGIMUSICBIDS.COM

Since the debut of online sales powerhouses such as eBay.com and Amazon.com, consumers have benefited from greater access to more choices and more control over the pricing structure.

MICHELLE BRANCH RETURNS WITH FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN SIX YEARS

Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Michelle Branch will return with her first solo album in six years with Everything Comes and Goes, which will be released by Reprise/Warner Bros. Nashville in late Fall.The first single, “Sooner or Later,” will be an iTunes exclusive premiere available July 28 and will impact country radio on August 11.   www.michellebranch.com Photo…

Diana Catherine and The Thrusty Tweeters, The Spirit Ranch Sessions

First off, I wanted to get the inside scoop on Diana Catherine and these Thrusty Tweeters–just who they are really?   Well, if you’re going to go strictly by the definitions of thrust & tweeters then they would be a band pushing or driving their music with force through a small loudspeaker.   The first…

STOLI MEETS THE MAN & MEANING BEHIND REQUIEM FOR DELINQUENCY

My next guest is a musician in the purest of forms. After listening to his new album, ‘Hobs End’ it was amazing to me to find out that the band, Requiem for Delinquency, is a one man classically trained composer named Faron Chance Morrison. The music that RFD creates might not be for Top 40…

LEARN MORE ABOUT AMERICAN IDIOT MUSICAL

Fans who want to know more about the American Idiot theatrical performance that will begin in September should head to GreenDay.com now. On the site is a link to an audio interview with director Michael Mayer. The American Idiot musical is based on the band’s 2004 album and will open at California’s Berkley Repertory Theatre…

COLBIE CAILLAT ANNOUNCED TOUR

Colbie Caillat’s brand new album Breakthrough hits shelves on August 25th, and it was just announced via a press release that the singer-songwriter will be heading out on the road in support of the effort less than a month later.   The Breakthrough tour kicks off in Anaheim, California on September 17th and runs through…

ROBIN THICKE GETS DIRTY

According to Rap-Up.com, clean cut Robin Thicke is unleashing his naughty side on a new song called “Dirty It Up.” The track is said to appear on the singer’ upcoming fourth studio album, which will hit shelves this fall. You will be surprised by this song for sure! SKOPE IT HERE!

MARY J. BLIGE WORKS ON STRONGER

Attention Mary J. Blige fans! The queen of Hip-Hop/Soul is hard at work on her upcoming album, Stronger. Mary’s new effort will represent who and what she is right now. The singer released a statement explaining that her ninth studio disc is all “about life, love, change, strength–mostly really knowing who you are and being…

JACKSON ON TOP IN U-K

The Essential Michael Jackson is the number one album in the U-K for the fourth straight week.   The Jackson compilation stayed ahead of the likes of Lady GaGa, Paolo Nutini and The Black Eyed Peas.   Jackson has nine albums in the U-K top 40.

KELLY CLARKSON IS NOT HAPPY WITH RYAN TEDDER

Kelly Clarkson is not happy with things regarding her third single “Already Gone.”   The track, which is off of the former American Idol champ’s hit album All I Ever Wanted, sounds an awful lot like Beyonce’s song “Halo,” and she’s blaming OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, who produced both songs.   Clarkson told Canada’s CBC…

THE MARS VOLTA FALL U.S. TOUR DATES

Following on the heels of a triumphant appearance at last month’s Bonnaroo festival and the recent announcement   of a Sunday September 13 headline slot at this year’s Monolith Festival, The Mars Volta has announced a full U.S. tour. THE MARS VOLTA FALL 2009 U.S. TOUR August 29 – San Francisco CA – Outside Lands…

JACK’S MANNEQUIN VIDEO FOR “SWIM”

Jack’s Mannequin have premiered the long awaited video for “Swim,” the second single from The Glass Passenger.   The inspirational clip features fans, family, and friends of the band as well as fan-submitted artwork that represents any message behind the word “swim.” [myspace 60776394 nolink]

WHEAT RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “CHANGES IS”

Even a power outtage ain’t gonna stop this party! Watch Wheat’s new video for “Changes Is” off their fifth studio album, White Ink Black Ink out today (The Rebel Group). Listen before you buy on Spinner. The Massachusetts duo have a few live shows booked for August, with more tour dates to be announced shortly.…

WOLFMOTHER TOURING WITH THE KILLERS

Wolfmother is back with sharpened chops, and the band will preview new material on the road this summer, including a run of shows with the Killers. The Sydney, Australia, rockers have joined on as the main support for six shows in the Northeastern U.S. and Canada, where they’ll unveil the songs they’ve spent months recording…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVE: Pseudo Slang “Out A Touch”

Buffalo-based hip-hop duo Pseudo Slang return with the new track, “Out A Touch,” from their recently released album, We’ll Keep Looking, and from the moment the beat drops, this track is recognizably the work of Tone Atlas and Emcee Sick. “Out A Touch”: SKOPE IT HERE!

THE SCRIPT PERFORM ON THE VIEW

The Script stopped by The View this week to perform their new single “Break Even.”   The soulful track appears on their self-titled album which has already gone 2x platinum in the UK and 5x platinum in their home country of Ireland.   Catch The Script on tour this summer in the US with support…

LAKISHA JONES OFFERS FREE DOWNLOAD “SO GLAD I’M ME”

“Singing makes me feel good,” says the Flint, Michigan native. “It’s the food for my soul and gets me through each day and night. If I touch just one person who can relate to what I’m singing, then I’ve done my job. Music is my ministry.” FREE DOWNLOAD “So Glad I’m Me”: SKOPE IT HERE!

THE DECEMBERISTS ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR DATES

The Decemberists have announced Fall dates for their “A Short Fazed Hovel” 2009 tour. The tour, which features a full performance of their acclaimed new album The Hazards of Love, has been earning rave reviews as it crosses the United States from coast to coast, including sold-out performances at Radio City Music Hall in New…

PROMO CLIPS OF ELVIS PRESLEY ON THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW

Share the excitement of Elvis Presley’s earth shattering introduction to the nation in these three unforgettable episodes from The Ed Sullivan Show, now on DVD for the first time ever, and experience for yourself why Elvis became the legendary King of Rock and Roll!