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BLACK TIDE TO RELEASE SOPHOMORE SET THIS FALL

Black Tide broke onto the music scene in a big way in 2008 with their fist-pumping, fret-burning, fast-paced metallic anthems on their Interscope Records debut Light From Above.   Now the Florida based quartet is at Spin Studios in New York recording their follow-up with producers GGGarth (Rage Against The Machine, Rise Against) and Josh…

ROBBY KRIEGER SET TO RELEASE NEW SOLO ALBUM

Robby Krieger returns with a new instrumental solo album, Singularity, on Oglio Records, a Fontana/Universal distributed label.   On Singularity, Robby continues to explore his unique flamenco infused jazz-rock sound as heard on his previous album for Oglio Records, Cinematix. Singularity was produced by Robby Krieger and Arthur Barrow, features an original Krieger painting as…

LIL JON’S CRUNK ROCK ALBUM IN-STORES NOW

Larger-than-life hip-hop trailblazer Lil Jon is back and bigger than ever, with his much buzzed-about solo debut, CRUNK ROCK, which hit stores and online platforms June 8th.   The new album features an exuberant array of new signature Lil Jon classics, including the rousing singles “Outta Your Mind” featuring LMFAO, and “Ms. Chocolate,” featuring R&B…

NAUGHTY BY NATURE “I GOTTA LOTTA” VIDEO

Grammy award-winning group Naughty By Nature premieres the video for the new single “I Gotta Lotta” from the forthcoming album Anthem Inc. (Illtown Records). Directed by The Wonder TwinZ & Jessica Ardito, the street single features Treach’s signature flow over the classic boom bap style with the late Sonny Black on the hook.

THE WAILERS: NO END TO THIS MUSIC

It is undeniable that the Wailers’ legacy is inspirational and renowned, indelible and profound; in essence, the stuff that dreams are made of. The Wailers are the blueprint of reggae, the very foundation upon which reggae was built; and to this day, over 40 years after their origin, they continue to carry the torch. And…

ALLSTAR WEEKEND RELEASE VIDEO FOR “DANCE FOREVER”

Allstar Weekend debuted the music video for their new single “Dance Forever” over the weekend, and the video is already at #2 on the iTunes charts.   Join the party, and check it out now!       “Dance Forever,” along with “A Different Side of Me” and the track “Hey Princess” will be on…

COLOUR REVOLT OFFER “OUR NAMES” MP3 FROM ‘THE CRADLE’

The album comes galloping out of the gates with opener “8 Years,” where Coppenbarger expels the lyrics detailing the band’s history as though he may run out of time as guitars churn around him, culminating in the larynx shredding howl of “there is nothing more gorgeous or covered I have found than the western part…

KINETIX OFFER A TASTE OF NEW ALBUM ‘LET ME IN’

Denver, Colorado rockers Kinetix continue to build upon their DIY success of the previous five years, having spent 2009 logging more than 10,000+ miles criss-crossing the country setting concert hall and music festival audiences on fire with their soul-powered rock and roll.

OUT OF THE ORDINARY

You would think a built, tattooed, and statuesque 6’2” cat from the streets of Memphis would be just another hip hop artist. Well, you can’t quite judge this book by his cover, as Eddie “Gypsy” Stokes is quite the opposite.                  

BILLY LAVENDER, MEMPHIS LIVIN’

Although it’s the blues, it’s stepped up a bit right from the start.   With both mixed male vocal leads, female backup and some lead vocals, the album takes on a non-traditional approach.   Non-traditional is Billy’s style.   As a lefty, he learned to be a left-handed player playing upside down on a right-handed…

ARIF MARDIN, ALL MY FRIENDS ARE HERE

This was the last recording by the legendary multi-Grammy winning producer, who was originally known as a songwriter.   Arif Mardin, spent over 30 years with Atlantic Records, covering virtually every type of music that was thrown at him.   The album was co-produced by Arif’s son Joe Mardin, and features original compositions.   Arif…

GOO GOO DOLLS TO RELEASE BRAND-NEW STUDIO ALBUM

One of rock’s most beloved and enduring bands, Goo Goo Dolls, have announced that they will release their ninth studio album, SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US, on August 31st, 2010. The album features the band’s new single, “Home”, which is already being embraced at radio.   In advance of the album’s release, “Home” will…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 8TH, 2010

TINO COURY TO MAKE NYC DEBUT Tino Coury will make his New York City performance debut as the support act for Jason Derulo tomorrow night at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza.   His debut album Diary has sold nearly ten-thousand copies in just one month.   The Pittsburgh-bred, L-A-based artist has been performing…

CATCH DEMI LOVATO AT A MALL NEAR YOU

Mall owner and operator General Growth Properties (GGP) has partnered with teen superstar, Demi Lovato, for a series of music-inspired public events which will take place at over 121 malls throughout the US from July 17 — August 28.   Presented by Hot Topic, Shop Til You Rock encourages teens to channel their inner rock…

CALLmeKAT VIDEO FOR “MY SEA”

Having recently returned to the states after a European tour, Copenhagen-via-NYC musician CALLmeKAT will be performing several dates in June, including a set of dates at NXNE in Toronto.  

OWL CITY BACK IN THE STUDIO

Owl City’s Adam Young has retreated to the studio to start work on the follow up to his platinum selling debut album — Ocean Eyes (Universal Republic).   After spending a good part of the past year on the road in support of Ocean Eyes, this admittedly shy and introverted artist is thrilled to be…

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS ARE THE #1 ROCK BAND IN THE US

Atlantic recording group Stone Temple Pilots has announced details of their upcoming North American headline tour.   The hugely anticipated dates will begin Tuesday, August 10th at Denver, Colorado’s world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre and then continue through early September.   Joining Stone Temple Pilots on all dates will be special guests Cage the Elephant. “STONE…

Skip-Dawg, Trust Me, I’m A Rapper

The Havertown, PA rap artist is back with a fourth studio album and a new message that reads: Trust Me, I’m A Rapper.   Skip-Dawg, aka Dann Furia, is coming off an exciting & motivational album titled We Will Rise that featured the hot, slammin’ joint “Skip To The Floor”.   Not to mention, “Skip…

WE ARE SCIENTISTS, BARBARA

Barbara is the fourth release by this songwriting duo of Chris Cain and Keith Murray, following the success of Brain Thrust Mastery, and With Love And Squalor.   Drummer Andy Burrows was enlisted for this album.   The single Rules Don’t Stop was picked from the material on the disc. The group has been on…

KATY PERRY “CALIFORNIA GURLS” TEASER VIDEO

The lovely Katy Perry has just premiered a clip from her forthcoming, highly-anticipated music video for “California Gurls!” Check out the cilp here and be sure to check back in for the official premiere coming soon.   Katy rocked a performance of the song with Snoop Dogg at last night’s MTV Movie Awards. [youtube sGGObv6GNME…

HOT HOT HEAT RELEASE “20@12” VIDEO

Hot Hot Heat have unleashed the official video for their anthem “21@12,” off their new album Future Breeds, which hits stores this Tuesday June 8th on Dangerbird Records.   The clip features a cast of eccentric, real life characters including a pro-wrestler and a neighborhood grandmother, who were found in Edmonton, Alberta — where it…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR MONDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2010

BIEBER LIKES TO CUT HAIR! If Justin Bieber’s singer career ever slows down, he apparently has a back-up profession all lined up.   According to People.com, the 16-year-old musician loves to cut people’s hair, and always tries to trim his hairstylist’s bangs. Justin Bieber is probably getting his own locks ready for his summer tour,…

GIBSON GUITAR’S IPHONE APP SURPASSES 1.5 MILLION DOWNLOADS

The Gibson Guitar iPhone App has become one of the most popular free apps via the Apple iTunes store and has been downloaded over a staggering 1.5 million times by fans worldwide, cementing Gibson’s reputation as the industry’s leader in innovation and music technology. Musicians, enthusiasts, and celebrities alike have embraced this must-have app. The…

RUINER CALLS IT QUITS

After six years, 700+ shows, several releases, countless tours of North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, Ruiner will be calling it a day in October 2010 (as October 5th is the anniversary of the band’s first show).   Vocalist Rob Sullivan commented, “This wasn’t an easy choice to make.   All of us started playing…

BREAKING: SKOPE NEWS BRIEF

I. Skopemag.com is excited to announce that May 2010 broke traffic records for the site. Skopemag.com surpassed 3 million + hits for the month.   Monthly Statistics for May 2010 – Skopemag.com Total Hits 3339135 Total Files 3132184 Total Pages 677908 Total Visits 222979 Total KBytes 75830829 Total Unique Sites 233670 Total Unique URLs 28962…

Eric Christensen, David Christensen Tribute, Volume One

One dedicated father, Eric Christensen, pays tribute to his son David who was a talented singer/songwriter from Chicago.   David Christensen tragically committed suicide on February 17, 2009 at the young age of 26.   One life is lost, but one loving dad has decided to breathe new life into his son’s timeless music. This…

LOS LOBOS CANCEL ARIZONA PERFORMANCE

Grammy Award winning roots-rock band Los Lobos has decided to cancel their scheduled performance at The Talking Stick Resort on June 10th, 2010. The band has made this decision based on the current call to boycott Arizona in response to SB 1070. Through their management, Los Lobos issued the following statement: “We support the boycott…

SKOPE GIVEAWAY: 1 PAIR OF TIX FOR BAMBOOZLE – LONG ISLAND

The Bamboozle Roadshow is making its way across the country. One lucky Skope Magazine reader will be given two tickets to the June 26th concert at the Nassau Coliseum. The   Lineup includes All Time Low, Boys Like Girls, Cartel, Forever The Sickest Kids, Good Charlotte and Hanson.

AN INTERVIEW WITH BLUE OCTOBER

Unless you’ve been living in an Amish commune for the last few years, there is no way that you haven’t heard Blue October’s infectiously catchy brand of mood rock. The massive radio singles “Hate Me“, and “Into The Ocean”, (off of their multi-platinum breakthrough album Foiled) have cemented their place in today’s modern rock landscape,…

Pheromones, Hotel Royal

Hot on the heels of last years impressive debut EP, (You And The Digital Age), the Pheromones have returned- inviting you in for a stay at their lush, dark, and atmospheric Hotel Royal. The ghosts of former guests like Bowie, Morrissey, and Radiohead still roam the halls of Hotel, and can be heard creeping about-…

PLIES WILL NOT PERFORM AT VH1 HIP HOP HONORS

Contrary to the music industry buzz, Florida’s hottest rapper Plies has announced that he will not be performing at the 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors airing on Monday, June 7 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.   For the first time ever, VH1 is honoring a particular geographic region for its contribution to hip hop and this…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 4TH, 2010

NICK CANNON ADDRESSES MARIAH’S BABY RUMORS Yesterday, RadarOnline.com reported Mariah Carey was expecting her first child with Nick Cannon. The currently unconfirmed news prompted her husband to write on his Twitter page, “If & when my wife is ready to make any announcements about private matters she will do it personally.” In related news, People.com…

OLD CROW MEDICINE SUMMER DATES

Old Crow Medicine Show (OCMS) have announced a new run of summer tour dates starting July 8 in Cincinnati, OH.   The band also recently contributed a cover of “Angel From Montgomery” to the upcoming John Prine tribute album, alongside artists like My Morning Jacket, The Avett Brothers and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. Their version…