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MASTODON CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR

MASTODON regret to inform their fans that their upcoming Summer tour of Europe originally set to begin June 5, in Germany and ending July 3, in Finland has been cancelled.   Guitarist Bill Kelliher who has been diagnosed with Pancreatitis has been advised by doctors to continue further medical treatment. Bill’s medical team are optimistic…

U2 NORTH AMERICA DATES POSTPONED

As announced earlier today, Live Nation has confirmed that the U2 360 ° North American Tour will be postponed until 2011. U2’s Bono has now been discharged from Ludwig Maximilians-University (LMU) Hospital in Munichwhere he underwent emergency surgery on Friday, following a back injury. In order to fully recover, he is under doctor’s orders to…

STOLI IS READY TO PARTY AT SKOPE LIVE! JUNE 5, 2010 IN BOSTON

Skope Live! & Boston’s Radio 92.9 are back for another fun & exciting night of live music in Boston, MA. We have lined up four bands to watch for a night full of cold beers, catchy hooks, and cool music loving people. Skope decided to send Stoli to get to know these musicians better as…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR TUESDAY, MAY 25TH, 2010

GAGA SPEAKS HER MIND Lady Gaga held nothing back in an interview with British paper The Times.   The pop star speaks about everything, saying things how “a little MDMA (ecstasy) once in a while never killed anybody,” how she doesn’t “touch cocaine” anymore, and how she doesn’t really smoke cigarettes, but will with whiskey…

Frank Zappa, The Freak-Out List

On the sleeve of his immortal debut album, Freak Out!,   Frank Zappa listed 179 well-known and obscure artists and bands that acted as a roadmap to his signature style.     The Freak-Out List chronicles some of the more obscure Jazz, Classical, and Doo Wop artists, through a series of interviews and found footage.…

Ron Contour & Factor, Saffron

Is Ron Contour notorious Canadian rapper, and MC Moka Only’s cousin; or just Moka Only wearing a cheap costume shop moustache?   Whatever the case, the moustachioed madman raps “rugged and raw like McGruff the Dog”. “It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key.” – Winston…

Swade G, Ghetto Life

Get ready for Swade G as he pumps your ears with funky ‘n’ fresh flavor on the new album, Ghetto Life.   Born Wade Kibby, Swade has decided to step out of the shadows to come hard with his debut record.   His older brother is actually “Dirty Walt” Kibby, who is the co-founder of…

INGRAM HILL SIGNS TO ROCK RIDGE MUSIC

Memphis-based rock trio Ingram Hill has signed a label and management deal with Rock Ridge Music.   Their new album, “Look Your Best,” has been scheduled for release on September 28, 2010.   Says lead vocalist/guitarist Justin Moore of the signing:   “We are extremely excited to be a new part of the Rock Ridge…

SMC RECORDINGS SIGN THE PACK / AUDIO

SMC Recordings continues to attract some of the hottest artist’s out-adding to its already stellar roster. Their most recent signee is former Jive Records act, The Pack. The young group first made headlines in 2006, when their trendsetting hit single “Vans”, took over the airwaves. It was named #5 in the Rolling Stone’s Top 50…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR MONDAY, MAY 24TH, 2010

USHER TEAMS UP WITH JUSTIN BIEBER FOR NEW SINGLE Usher teamed up with his young protégé, Justin Bieber, for his new single, “Somebody to Love.”   The upbeat dance song is a true collaboration and features the two trading lines and singing together.   The tune is featured on Bieber’s My World 2.0 album, which…

Blank Generation, Stars: Richard Hell, Carole Bouquet and Andy Warhol

In 1980, an instantly forgettable film documenting a surreal relationship between Billy (Richard Hell) and Nada (Carole Bouquet) was released.   Inspired by French New Wave cinema,   it features odd transitions, several moments of cinema that leave you puzzled, and things that’ll have you laughing out loud. With its beautiful cinematography of a grimy…

MUSE PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “NEUTRON STAR COLLISION (LOVE IS FOREVER)”

Check out the brand new video for Muse’s “Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever),” from the upcoming Eclipse soundtrack, available exclusively worldwide today on MTV and VH1. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack available in stores and online June 8th. Head To Muse.mtv.com To View Outside Of The US

SISTER HAZEL NEW SONG “ALL THE LOVE”

Sister Hazel, the five-piece southern rock band from Gainesville, Florida, plans to release a digital EP, entitled “Threeve,” on June 1, 2010.   It will be available via all music download portals.   The EP features three brand-new songs (thus its name):   “All The Love,” “My Heart,” and “Can’t Fight It.”   Sister Hazel…

MUSE ANNOUCE CHANGES TO FALL U.S. TOUR

British rock trio Muse must cancel two dates and reschedule two dates on the band’s upcoming headlining Fall tour of the U.S. due to the arrival of a new member of the Muse family. Bassist Chris Wolstenholme is expecting a child with wife Kelly in November of 2010.   As a result, the following tour…

Mac Leaphart, Line, Rope, Etc.

I have got to come clean… I am warming up to country music. Albeit slowly… yes, warming up. Now as a disclaimer that doesn’t include all country. I still have no palate for kitschy twang or play on word, hokey lyrics. But the heartfelt, cut-me-I-bleed country that comes from some deep place within, I can…

No Second Troy, Colors

The first time I heard No Second Troy with the shiny new mp3’s from the guys and gals at Green Light Go, I thought I wasn’t hearing the fire in the music. Soon I realized I had listened to the tracks out of order, and that the crackling was under a surface scratched. More importantly,…

LEELA JAMES OFFERS “SO COLD” MP3 TO SKOPE

From the very first track on her 2005 debut album Leela James has captured the gritty, emotion-drenched essence of artists like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Mavis Staples, Marvin Gaye and has made it her mission to bring it all back — pushing the music forward with a fresh, contemporary perspective that remains faithful to the…

DEVO REVEAL RESULTS OF FIRST-EVER SONG STUDY FOCUS GROUP

At last, DEVO have announced the results of their first-ever online Song Study, which has determined which 12 songs are included on their upcoming album Something For Everybody, due from Warner Bros. Records on June 15th, 2010.   In a bold maneuver, never before attempted by any band, DEVO invited fans and members of the…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 20th, 2010

JUSTIN BIEBER BACK ON TOP Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 returns to the top of the Billboard album chart for a fourth non-consecutive week at the top, selling over 60-thousand copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.   Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now holds at number two, while The National arrive at number three with their fifth…

VIDEO OF JANELLE MONAE ON LETTERMAN

Check out Janelle Monáe’s incredible national network television debut last night on The Late Show with David Letterman. Its safe to say the finale would make James Brown proud! “The ArchAndroid” is in stores NOW!   Janelle Monáe “Tightrope” on Letterman 5/18: [youtube N4piDHgm_rs nolink]   www.jmonae.com

ORIANTHI TO RELEASE ‘BELIEVE (II)’ JUNE 8TH

As Orianthi prepares to hit the road with Adam Lambert next month she has also been busy recording some new music including her current single “Shut Up & Kiss Me.”   This song, and others, will appear on a new edition of her debut album Believe.     Believe (II) will be released June 8th…

JOIN PAUL MCCARTNEY FOR A LIVE WEBCHAT

Have you ever wanted to have a chat with Paul McCartney?   Ever wanted to ask one of the world’s biggest music legends a question?   Ever wondered what he does at 5pm on a Thursday afternoon?       Now here’s your chance to find out. On Thursday this week (20th May) Paul will…

13 YEAR OLD CODY SIMPSON RELEASES “IYIYI” AUDIO

In April 2010, Cody signed with Atlantic Records, which is releasing his irresistible rhythmic pop single “iYiYi” featuring Flo Rida on June 1st. Cody, who is now 13, collaborated on the song with producers Frankie, B Major, and Colby O’Donis.

MICHAEL FRANTI SIGNS WITH EMI/CAPITOL RECORDS

Michael Franti, whose latest CD release All Rebel Rockers marked the highest debut album chart position of his career and gave way to the platinum digital smash, “Say Hey (I Love You)”, is now a part of the EMI/Capitol Records roster. New singles will be released later this month from Franti’s forthcoming CD, The Sound…

Dog’s Day at Terminal 5

Dr. Dog played host to a packed crowd at New York’s Terminal 5 to promote their new album Shame, Shame. The show offered up more proof that Dr. Dog are one of the best and most popular live bands around today.

MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD MONETIZE LIVE WEBCASTS

Medeski Martin & Wood in association with Nevessa Production are proud to announce two very special live webcasts on June 9 & 10, 2010 at 7PM EDT each night. The performances will stream from Nevessa Soundstage near Woodstock, NY.

SISTER HAZEL TO RELEASE DIGITAL EP IN JUNE

Sister Hazel, the five-piece southern rock band from Gainesville, Florida, plans to release a digital EP, entitled “Threeve,” on June 1, 2010.   It will be available via all music download portals.   The EP features three brand-new songs (thus its name):   “All The Love,” “My Heart,” and “Can’t Fight It.”   Sister Hazel…

BAD RELIGION GIVES BACK TO FANS WITH FREE 30 YEARS LIVE ALBUM

Beginning today, groundbreaking punk rock group Bad Religion is giving away a free digital album, 30 Years Live, which is available now as a thank you to fans for their loyal support over the last three decades.   For a limited time only, fans are invited to sign up for the band’s mailing list at…

THE ROLLING STONES NEW VIDEO “FOLLOWING THE RIVER”

The second promotional video taken from the un-released material on Exile On Main Street – “Following The River” is an amazing vintage style animated story based video, following the journey of the Mississippi river from source to end, watch it on Vevo now!

CHIDDY BANG ANNOUNCE FIRST US HEADLINING TOUR

Featuring performances by The Pack, XV and 2am Club, the 15 city tour kicks off on June 6, 20010 at Nuemos in Seattle and ends on June 23, 2010 in San Francisco.   The Opposite of Adults Tour is tentatively scheduled to extend into the Midwest and East Coast starting in August.   Chiddy Bang…

EMPIRES NEW SONG “DAMN THINGS OVER” AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

Chicago rockers EMPIRES are thrilled to be hitting the road this summer in support of their highly praised EP, BANG. Beginning May 15th in La Crosse, WI, the band will embark on a five-week national tour with songs that The Chicago Tribune calls “refreshingly unpredictable,” MTV praises as “all ethereal and doomy like the Black…

OZZFEST GOES ALL-IN FOR THE FANS

OZZfest has announced all fans who purchase tickets for this summer’s explosive return of OZZfest, before June 18th at LiveNation.com, will receive a digital copy of Ozzy’s new album, Scream the day before the album is available in stores.   It was also announced that all six dates on the Live Nation produced tour will…