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MAE REUNION AND TOUR ANNOUNCED

In 2007, Mae released their first and only major label album entitled SINGULARITY. Shortly thereafter, the band announced the departure of longtime keyboardist, ROB SWEITZER and bassist, MARK PADGETT. After three full length albums, both critical and fan acclaim, worldwide touring, and over a half million album sales, the music world breathed a collective gasp…

SKOPE TV PHONER FEAT ADRIAN PERRY OF TAB THE BAND

It was an exciting Friday night on June 25 when the phone rang and Adrian Perry of TAB The Band was on the other line. For those not familiar this band is the musical vision of Joe Perry’s two sons, Tony & Adrian. These guys have done so much and are about to do alot…

BENNY BENASSI NEW VIDEO FOR “SPACESHIP”

Released last week, Benny Benassi’s ‘Spaceship’ is the lead single from the GRAMMY award-winning producer’s forthcoming artist album due for release early this Fall on leading independent label, Ultra Records.

JUSTIN TOWN EARLE COVER ART FOR ‘HARLEM RIVER BLUES’

Bloodshot Records is pleased to announce the impending release of Harlem River Blues, the third full-length from Justin Townes Earle. The record, in stores September 14, is the much-anticipated follow-up to 2009’s Midnight at the Movies. Woody Guthrie once said, “Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.” On…

BOBBY BRACKINS NEW VIDEO “143” FEAT RAY J

Bobby Brackins is a multi faceted and extremely talented artist and songwriter.   Hailing from Oakland California, and currently residing in Los Angeles California, his versatility and unique style have already built him a die-hard fan base and undeniable underground buzz.

RUNNER RUNNER PERFORM GOO GOO DOLLS COVER

Runner Runner recently stopped by New Jersey’s 94.5 PST to perform a special acoustic live session.   Check out the video to see Ryan, Peter & Nick perform a cover of the Goo Goo Dolls’ “Slide.” [youtube O67lSqH-JuE nolink]

ATLANTIC RECORDS SIGNS BAD CITY

Atlantic Records has announced its signing of much-buzzed-about new hard rock band Bad City.   The Chicago-based combo’s exhilarating debut album, entitled “WELCOME TO THE WASTELAND,” arrives in stores and at all DSPs on August 24th. In the meantime, Bad City has been invited to serve as special guests on Smashing Pumpkins’ eagerly awaited summer…

THE ROLLING STONES SONG PACK NOW AVAILABLE FOR GUITAR HERO APP

Hot on the heels of the successful release of Guitar Hero ® for iPhoneâ„¢ and iPod ® touch, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that ABKCO Records’ Rolling Stones song pack featuring “Gimme Shelter,” “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and “Honky Tonk Women” is now available for purchase through the in-game app.   Guitar…

DEFTONES CONFIRM U.S. HEADLINE TOUR

DEFTONES have just completed a triumphant European tour in support of their sixth full-length studio album, DIAMOND EYES, which crash-landed its way into the Billboard Top 10 upon its May 4th release.   While their American fans impatiently await this fall’s highly anticipated BLACKDIAMONDSKYE (also featuring Alice In Chains and Mastodon), DEFTONES are pleased to…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR MONDAY, JUNE 28th, 2010

LADY GAGA’S NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS Lady Gaga kicks off the North American leg of her tour tonight in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. From there, Gaga will take her spectacular stage show to Boston, Atlantic City, Dallas, Chicago and many other cities throughout the summer. Check LadyGaga.com/Events to a complete list of her tour dates. MILEY…

The Telepathic Butterflies, Wow & Flutter!

Like any good music fan, you’ve no doubt been stockpiling all your summery, guitar-driven pop chestnuts throughout the winter on playlists that won’t see the light of day until your first trip to beach or the inaugural cheeseburger picnic. If there’s any room left, save a spot in your eager eardrums for The Telepathic Butterflies.…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 25th, 2010

WILL.I.AM HAS CAR TROUBLE According to TMZ, will.i.am had over 10-thousand dollars of stuff stolen from his car in the Hollywood Hills on Monday night.   The Black Eyed Peas frontman called police to file a report after he discovered his items missing from his Bentley, including jewelry and other personal items.   Police have…

Brian Lee, Moth

Seattle-based singer/songwriter Brian Lee transforms into a finely-tuned musician on Moth.   Lee is ready to bust out of his shell to bring you a 10-song set full of personal emotions & feelings.   The artist expresses good times & bad times through the eyes and life of Brian Lee.   The balance between happy…

Unnatural Helpers, Cracked Love & Other Drugs

Unnatural Helpers aren’t so much a supergroup as they are a righteous collective of some of the most talented, unknown musicians from the Pacific Northwest. So perhaps they are the forested, laid-back version of Them Crooked Vultures, though you wouldn’t know it from the driving, edgy rock that permeates throughout Cracked Love & Other Drugs,…

CIBELLE TOURS WEST COAST WITH COCOROSIE

Brazilian-born, London-based tropical punkster Cibelle is hitting the road with CocoRosie for a slew of West Coast dates this summer.   Cibelle is touring in support of her latest release, Las Vênus Resort Palace Hotel.   A full list of dates is below. TOUR DATES 06/24 – Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC 06/25 – Showbox…

JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS COMBINE THEIR COLLECTIVE MUSICAL TALENTS

Musical powerhouses John Legend & The Roots are presenting fans with a fiery new offering, Wake Up! The upcoming CD, being released by Sony Music on September 21, 2010, will feature soulful music from the 60’s and 70’s all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement and consciousness– effectively telling listeners to Wake Up! After…

SLASH LAUNCHES SUMMER TOUR

Slash, the iconic musician consistently referenced as one of the best living guitarists, announced today a summer U.S. tour that comes after the artist blazed a trail across Europe performing at some of the largest outdoor Festivals. Slash recently landed on the top of the charts with his first true solo album, SLASH, which debuted…

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR FREECREDITSCORE.COM BAND SEARCH

Four talented bands have been selected as finalists in the nationwide search for the freecreditscore.comâ„¢ band. Three bands were chosen from the month-long talent search, which included stops in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The fourth band was selected as a result of the online submission and voting process. The four finalist bands will…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 24th, 2010

DRAKE DEBUTS AT NUMBER ONE! Drake’s debut album Thank Me Later bows at number one on the Billboard album chart selling over 447-thousand copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Mojo album debuts at number two, Sarah McLachlan’s Laws of Illusion opens at number three and the Now 34 compilation comes starts…

TANK JOINS WITH ATLANTIC RECORDS

Atlantic Records welcomes a new addition to its storied roster of legendary R&B artists with the signing of Grammy Award-nominated superstar Tank.   The acclaimed singer/songwriter/producer is set to make his label debut this week with “Sex Music,” his first new solo track in more than three years.   The single is just arriving at…

DAVE STEWART DISCUSSES NEW BOOK VIA YOUTUBE

The Business Playground: Where Creativity and Commerce Collide (July 16, Peachpit Publishing): Written by prodigious musician, producer and entrepreneur Dave Stewart and by advertising and branding guru Mark Simmons, The Business Playground will show business people everywhere how to rediscover their creativity. “If you are an entrepreneur and you spend time with Dave, you will…

INTERPLAY OF JEWISH CULTURE AND BLACK MUSIC CHRONICLED

Black Sabbath: The Secret History of Black-Jewish Relations is the first CD compilation to showcase legendary African-American artists covering Jewish songs. Focusing on the 1930s through the 1960s, it uses popular music to shed light on the historical, political, spiritual, economic, and cultural connections between African Americans and Jewish Americans. Featuring Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne,…

BRYAN ADAMS HITS 100,000,000 VIEWS

Multi-platinum selling, multi-award winning recording artist Bryan Adams hit another milestone in his career this week, when the number of views on YouTube surpassed the 100 million mark!   Adams joins an elite list of musical talent with multi-million views on YouTube, including Bon Jovi, Bruce Springstreen, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift! Currently on the…

GAVIN ROSSDALE HITS KROQ RADIO IN L.A. TO ANNOUNCE BUSH REUNION

Millions of Bush fans and die-hard loyalists across North America and around the world are rejoicing over the news, as announced by Gavin Rossdale during Stryker’s show on KROQ, Los Angeles, that Bush is returning to the front line in 2010. Bush will perform their first live show in eight years as part of the…

TOOTH & NAIL RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE SIGNING OF SWIMMING WITH DOLPHINS

Tooth & Nail Records would like to welcome Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Swimming With Dolphins to their artist roster. Formerly of Owl City, frontman Austin Tofte has created ambient electronica pop inspired by the ocean and fond childhood memories of America’s largest lakes. The band will head into the studio this summer to record their Tooth &…

HEAVEN BELOW SIGNS ON WITH B.C. RICH GUITARS

Not only are metal fans picking up on the fast-rising Heaven Below, but now, one of music’s most recognizable and respected guitar brands, B.C. Rich, is now on board as well. Guitarists Patrick Kennison and Jesse Billson are longtime admirers of the guitar brand that has gone hand-in-hand with heavy metal for decades, and now,…

NEVER SHOUT NEVER TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM

One of the year’s most buzzed-about new acts, Never Shout Never, fronted by 19-year-old singer-songwriter Christofer Drew, will release a new album, titled Harmony, on Love Records/Sire Records on August 24th, 2010. The album was produced by veteran producer Butch Vig, who is best-known for his work with Green Day, Nirvana, and Smashing Pumpkins.  …

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23rd, 2010

MILEY FANS HAPPY WITH LIVE-STREAMED CONCERT Miley Cyrus took over the Internet on Monday night when MTV live-streamed her live performance of six songs from her new album, Can’t Be Tamed.   The reviews are in from the show and it seems her fans are very happy with Cyrus’ new sound and edgier look.  …

LANCE COMER: A NEW GENERATION OF TALENT

One of my favorite local bands from the 60’s were the Sir Raleighs.   My good friend Mike Comer was in this group that my girlfriends and I followed around to local venues.   We lost touch for a number of years but recently got together and found out that Michaels son Lance, is a…