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VIDEO OF JACK’S MANNEQUIN MAKING “SWIM” VIDEO

Head over to AOL RED today to watch the exclusive making of the video for Jack’s Mannequin’s new single “Swim” from The Glass Passenger. The Steven Murashige (Incubus, The Ataris) directed clip was shot last month in Los Angeles and features friends, family and fans of the band.   The song’s message of hope and…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Alexa Wilding “Black Diamond Day”

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SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Sean Paul “So Fine”

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TMBG NEW ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 22

Alternative rock legends They Might Be Giants are proud to announce the release of a brand new kids CD and full length animated DVD, Here Comes Science, the follow up to this years Grammy Award winning Best Children’s Album Here Comes the 123s.   The 2-disc set will be available as exclusives physically on Amazon…

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE’S ADAM SCHLESINGER RECEIVES EMMY NOMINATION

Fountains Of Wayne bassist/songwriter Adam Schlesinger received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics” for the song “Much Worse Things,” a duet performed by Stephen Colbert and Elvis Costello on Comedy Central’s holiday special A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All! All the songs for the special were co-written by Schlesinger and…

STEVE VAI LIVE CONCERT TRAILER & IMAGES

Guitar legend Steve Vai will release his concert film and live CD Where The Wild Things Are September 29th, 2009 on Favored Nations Records. The show was recorded and filmed at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN before a sold-out audience as part of Vai’s successful Sound Theories world tour. To view the trailers go…

NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP ANNOUNCES THE SIGNING OF LONDON ROCK BAND THE RIFLES

Nettwerk Music Group announces the signing of London-based rockers THE RIFLES’ who introduce themselves to N. America with a 4-track digital EP on July 28.   The EP will feature “The Great Escape’” a standout anthem showcasing the sounds that will be coming from The Rifles full-length album’ GREAT ESCAPE’ later this year. In addition…

DEADMAU5 RETURNS WITH SECOND ALBUM FOR ULTRA RECORDS

His name may conjure up images of a lifeless rodent, but the Canadian born self- confessed techno geek otherwise known as DEADMAU5 (pronounced Dead Mouse) punches like a heavyweight.   On September 22, the Grammy-nominated, Juno Award-winning electronic music sensation who has racked up more than 5,000,000 hits on MySpace will unleash his second album…

COLDPLAY REACHES ANOTHER DIGITAL MILESTONE

Based on Nielsen SoundScan data, Coldplay is the first artist to sell more than 1 million full digital albums in the United States. The band has sold 1.358 million digital albums in the States and its label, EMI, reports sales from around the globe total two million digital albums worldwide. Coldplay has a long history…

Valerie Nicole, From The Heart

From the moment I pushed play on the CD player, I could tell one thing right away: this girl can sing!   I could also tell something else and that is that Valerie Nicole definitely sings from the heart.   This record is full of love, pain and everything else in between. Valerie Nicole handles…

KANYE INSPIRED JAY-Z “D.O.A”

If you don’t like Jay-Z’s latest single, “D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-tune),” you can blame Kanye West — he’s the man that reportedly inspired the track. According to Billboard.com, Jay says it was Kanye’s “fault” for suggesting that Jay shouldn’t use Auto-tune on the song. The two are also working on new material for Hova’s upcoming…

WHITNEY HOUSTON’S TRACKLISTING

Whitney Houston has just unveiled the official album cover for her upcoming LP, I Look To You. The singer recently premiered her album in London, even though Sony Music exec Clive Davis has stated that the project is still a work in progress. Rap-Up.com reports I Look To You won’t hit stores until September 1st,…

JACKSON’S POSTHUMOUS RECORD SALES

According to the Los Angeles Times, an unidentified source with knowledge of sales figures for the catalog said that more than nine million Jackson albums have been sold worldwide since June 25th.   While Sony Music, which controls Jackson’s solo adult catalog, would not comment to the Times or MTV on sales figures, a spokeswoman…

50 CENT TO DROP ALBUM SAME DAY AS JAY-Z

According to ContactMusic.com, it looks like 50 Cent is ready to spark another SoundScan war, only this time 50 is looking to compete with Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 album. If all goes as planned, 50 Cent will release his fourth studio effort, Before I Self Destruct, on September 11th as well. Only time will tell…

BLACK EYED PEAS STILL NUMBER ONE!

The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” holds onto the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.   Drake’s “Best I Ever Had” rises to number two, while the Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” slips to number three, Keri Hilson’s “Knock You Down” featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo remains at number four,…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Killer Mike “In My City”

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ONEREPUBLIC TO HIT THE ROAD WITH ROB THOMAS

In 2007, after seven years together as a band, OneRepublic took the world by storm with their debut Mosley Music Group/Interscope Records release Dreaming Out Loud. The album included the smash first single “Apologize” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide, and along with second single “Stop And Stare” propelled the album to platinum…

ROBERTA GAMBERINI NEW SINGLE “CRAZY” & EPK

With the August 25, 2009 release of ‘SO IN LOVE,’ Roberta Gambarini affirms her status as the “true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae” (Boston Globe) and “the best singer to emerge in over 60 years,” as declared by 2009 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Mr. Hank Jones.   Roberta Gambarini single…

THE COULD I’M UNDER OFFERS FREE EP ONLINE

The Cloud I’m Under is a NYC musician and producer. A lyric from the Ben Lee/Evan Dando song All My Life was the inspiration for TCIU’s name. The debut EP Ears Ringing/Hearts Full/Pockets Empty is a concoction of power pop mixed with a drop of low era Bowie and Aphex style electronic music. The Cloud…

ANDREW HOOVER TO RELEASE DEBUT FULL-LENGTH IN SEPTEMBER

Twenty-one-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist Andrew Hoover will be releasing his full-band debut album, “Chances, Stances & Romances,” on September 22nd on Rock Ridge Music. The Connecticut-based performer signed with Rock Ridge Music in 2008, and hit the studio with label President Jason Spiewak in New York City to record his full-length debut.   In addition to the…

BAM MARGERA DIRECTS THE 69 EYES NEW VIDEO

The Helsinki Vampires of THE 69 EYES are planning their first step in world domination by staging the worldwide premiere of their new video for their single “DEAD GIRLS ARE EASY” on Playboy.com. Directed by MTV’s gross-out auteur BAM MARGERA, the video is a vampiric road trip rife with lustful ladies and unwitting male victims.…

‘IT MIGHT GET LOUD’ VIDEO TRAILER

The history of the electric guitar as seen from the point of view of three significant musicians: Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, U2’s The Edge and the White Stripes’ Jack White. It tells the personal stories, of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos. It reveals how each developed his unique sound and style of playing his…

KID SISTER ANNOUNCES ARRIVAL OF LONG-ANITICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM

The much lauded superstar in the making, Kid Sister, is releasing her long-anticipated debut album, Ultraviolet, on October 6th on Downtown Records. When Kid Sister (aka Melisa Young) turned in her album, originally titled Dream Date, in September of 2008, she pulled a daring move and asked Downtown to hold off on releasing it. Tracklisting:…

GUSTER ANNOUNCES LOST & GONE FOREVER TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Boston-bred band Guster have just announced their nine-date headline tour, Lost & Gone Forever Ten Year Anniversary Tour, which will kick off 10/28 in Charlotte, NC and wrap on 11/27 at the Beacon Theater in New York.   This anniversary tour will be Guster’s only headline dates of this year. SKOPE IT HERE!   www.guster.com

‘LOUDER THAN HELL’ TO BE RELEASED BY HARPER COLLINS

“Louder Than Hell: The Unflinching Oral History of Metal” by Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman will be a comprehensive, informative and entertaining history of metal told by the people who created it. In addition to talking to a broad range of artists, the authors will interview industry professionals, music insiders, journalists, filmmakers, and others to…

ALL TIME LOW’S ‘NOTHING PERSONAL’ EXPLODES INTO

Hopeless Records is very excited to announce that All Time Low’s new record, Nothing Personal, has debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, selling a career high 62,992 records in its first week. This is the band’s highest chart position to date, showing tremendous growth over their 2007 debut full length So Wrong,…

MARIÉ DIGBY JOINS VICTORIA SECRET’S VS PINK LOVE ROCK CAMPAIGN

Recording artist Marié Digby is featured in Victoria Secret’s “VS Pink Love Rock Campaign,” which kicks off today on VSPink.com. The campaign highlights a select group of rising new artists each month. Marié’s lead single “Avalanche,” from her forthcoming album Breathing Underwater, is available to stream at VSPink.com and for purchase at iTunes. Breathing Underwater…

STEEL PANTHER ON IFC’S ZROCK / VIDEOS

Steel Panther will be featured as the arch rivals in a Battle of the Bands on the Z ROCK comedy series that follows three friends leading a double life: by night they’re a hard-partying rock band and by day they’re a kids party band.

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: HONEST aka Honest Bob “I BUGGZ WIT IT”

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! HONEST aka Honest Bob “I BUGGZ WIT…

JULIAN CASABLANCAS READIES SOLO DEBUT

Julian Casablancas is wrapping up work on his debut solo recording scheduled for release this fall on Cult Records/RCA. The eight songs were written and recorded over the last 12 months with studio work completed in Los Angeles, New York City and Nebraska. The project was produced by Jason Lader with additional production by Mike…

DOLORES O’RIORDAN OF THE CRANBERRIES TO RELEASE NO BAGGAGE AUGUST 25

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer and songwriter of The Cranberries, will release the solo album, No Baggage on August 25th on Zoë/Rounder Records.   With No Baggage, O’Riordan’s unforgettable, distinguished voice is back and better than ever.   O’Riordan co-produced and wrote all the tracks on the album with Ontario-based Dan Brodbeck, resulting in a bright,…

PEARL JAM ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Pearl Jam announced today that they will play a series of select North American tour dates in support of their ninth studio album, Backspacer. Scheduled for release in the U.S. on Sunday, September 20, 2009, the album will be released in the U.S. through Target, the exclusive mass retail partner, Pearl Jam’s own Ten Club…

THE BRONX RELEASES SELF-TITLED NEW RECORD AS MARIACHI EL BRONX

The latest offering from Los Angeles punk band The Bronx, like its previous releases, encapsulates the ethos of their hometown.   This time, however, the band takes a slightly different approach- by taking audiences on a border-bending journey of the senses and performing as Mariachi El Bronx.   The band’s self-titled full-length will be released…