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YELLOW BIRD PROJECT SPREADS ITS WINGS WITH “THE INDIE ROCK COLORING BOOK”

Yellow Bird Project, a non-profit organization founded in Montreal, Quebec, has announced the upcoming release of its latest philanthropic venture, The Indie Rock Coloring Book.     The collection includes coloring and activity pages by acclaimed artist/graphic designer Andy J. Miller, inspired by some of today’s most vital and visual indie rock artists.   The…

DOLORES O’RIORDAN OF THE CRANBERRIES SIGNS TO ZOE/ROUNDER RECORDS

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer and songwriter of The Cranberries, has signed to Zoë/Rounder Records.   The 11 track No Baggage will be released on August 25th.   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,…

KORLEON & BOHAGON NEW VIDEO FOR “GANGSTA SH*T”

Fresh off of the new Trap-a-holics mixtape is Korleon ft. Bohagon – Gangsta Sh*t. The video is a prelude to their movie they putting together. Produced by SME and directed by EastEndQuack.   Korleon & Bohagon – Gangsta Sh*t [youtube upNybK_TDHs nolink]

STATIC-X EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Static-X will be hammering out their heaviest, most flammable work to date as they start their trek of major European festivals June 12th in Tallinn, Estonia. Just coming off the coattails of headlining 2009’s Snocore US run, this European metal journey is in support of their new release CULT OF STATIC, on Reprise Records. The…

MITCHEL MUSSO PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR “HEY”

Mitchel Musso’s newest music video for “Hey”, from his debut self-titled album, premiered on the Disney channel just now and is now available online! “Hey” from the upcoming debut album from Mitchel Musso in stores and online June 2nd

DEBUT EP FROM KEYGRIP OUT JULY 28

New York City’s keygrip is proud to announce the release of their debut EP vis-à-vis on July 28, 2009 on RRMC Recordings.   Led by songwriter Michael Di Lalla, the music is melodic Brit-pop with hints of 80’s influence and modern day eclectic indie-rock leanings.   The writing is accessible, yet edgy and heartfelt. Self…

EAN EVANS LIVES ON THROUGH HIS MUSIC / AUDIO

Evanscapps is the collaborative work of Ean Evans from Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bobby Capps from 38 Special. Evans passed away on May 6th after losing his battle with cancer. He was 48. Rock Ridge Music plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the album in Evans’ name to Lyrics For…

TWISTED SISTER HUNGRY AGAIN

After rocking clubs from Los Angeles to New York City for more than a decade, Twisted Sister made its bones in 1984 with the quintet’s second Atlantic Records release, a Top 20 album that stormed the charts with a string of hit singles and genre-bending videos. Rhino proudly wears a Twisted Sister pin on its…

JAMIE FOXX ANNOUNCES INTUITION TOUR

Jamie Foxx will be hitting the road this summer.   The Intuition Tour will make stops in 50 cities in North America.   It will kick off July 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada and run through October.   Head over to JamieFoxx.com for a complete list of dates.  

T.I. GOES TO JAIL NEXT WEEK

Somehow, someway, T.I. was able to postpone the beginning of his 366 day sentence until next week. Originally, Tip was scheduled to start turn himself in on Tuesday, however it will now happen on May 26th. TMZ reports T.I. will not be given special treatment as he serves at a low security prison in Forrest…

CAM’RON’S PROJECTED ALBUM SALES…ARE OFF?

HitsDailyDouble.com reported Cam’ron’s newest effort, Crime Pays, is on pace to move between 40 and 45-thousand units during its opening week.   But his label home Asylum Records has reached out to let fans know that those projections are most likely off.   A rep from Asylum told XXLMag.com that they believe Cam’s new disc…

GETO BOYS MEMBER ARRESTED FOR iPHONE SCAM

According to the Houston Press, Geto Boys rapper Willie D was arrested by FBI agents on Wednesday for an alleged internet scheme to sell electronics and never deliver the items. Apparently, the CEO of Relentless Entertainment allegedly tried to sell Apple iPhones to overseas buyers and upon receiving payment, Willie would issue fake tracking numbers…

DOWNLOAD FREE COLDPLAY ALBUM NOW

Coldplay fans can now download the band’s free live album LeftRightLeftRightLeft.   The set is free to download at Coldplay.com and will be available until the band plays their final show in 2009.   The lads will also be giving away copies of the free gift at their concerts from now through the end of…

JAY-Z, LIL WAYNE, AND YOUNG JEEZY TOUR

There have been whispers that Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy are planning to embark on a major tour, but many brushed it off, thinking it was just a rumor.   But now it seems like it could potentially happen.   Weezy’s Young Money artist Drake spilled the beans to MuchMusic.com and explained just as…

BLINK-182 ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

 After many long years, Blink-182 hit the road again, announcing new dates for their Summer 2009 tour with support from Weezer and Fall Out Boy. July 24: Las Vegas (the Joint) July 28: Vancouver (GM Place) July 30: Calgary, AB (Saddledome) July 31: Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place) Aug. 1: Saskatoon, SK (Credit Union Center) Aug.…

DJ PREMIER RAVES OVER BLAQ POET / VIDEO

Blaq Poet’s new album Tha Blaqprint has the cosign that most rappers would give a limb to have. That co-sign is DJ Premier and in this new short video, his praise to Blaq Poet is front and center stage. DJ Premier Talks Up Tha Blaqprint: [youtube 79KSYEU9mf4 nolink]

GRINGO STAR UK DATES & “COME ON NOW” VIDEO

Playing to sold out crowds almost every night throughout Europe, Gringo Star have made a whole new bunch of fans from being the main support to And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. They now hit the road in the UK with fellow Atlantans, the Black Lips. Watch the video for ‘Come…

REEBOK PARTNERS WITH HIP-HOP ARTIST BOBBY RAY AKA B.o.B / VIDEO

In celebration of the Reebok Classic Remix collection, Reebok is partnering with today’s top emerging hip-hop artists to re-interpret an original, influential 80s or 90s song to be distributed exclusively with the purchase of styles from the Reebok Classic Remix collection. Photo Shoot behind-the-scenes Video: SKOPE IT HERE! www.bobatl.com Photo Credits: Jesper Norgaard

CLASSIXX NEW VIDEO FOR “I’LL GET YOU”

Barely into their twenties, Classixx has begun defining a new sound for the Los Angeles electronic music scene. A refreshing change from the trance and techno inspired Electro that has been dominating dance floors, their Donna Summer’esque grooves have caught the ears of music aficionados, fans and artists alike. CLASSIXX feat. JEPPE “I’ll Get You”…

ZUNE GETS HIP TO CHESTER FRENCH

Indie Pop band Chester French have been named Microsoft’s Zune Ignition artist for the month of May. As part of the Ignition program, Chester French will release a series of exclusive features on Zune Marketplace, Zune.net, MSN and Xbox LIVE. The exclusive features include a free track on the Zune Marketplace beginning May 5, a…

ARTOFFICIAL WINS FLORIDA GRAMMY SHOWCASE

ArtOfficial, Miami’s innovative jazz and hip hop hybrid, won the Florida Chapter of The Recording Academy’s annual Florida GRAMMY Showcase on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. Hand-picked from a pool of nearly 400 hopefuls from across the state and Puerto Rico, ArtOfficial beat out five finalists, including Miami indie favorite Awesome New Republic. The band received…

CHARICE READY TO GET THE OPRAH BUZZ

Seventeen year old Filipino superstar Charice will be making her third appearance on the “The Oprah Winfrey Show” this Monday, May 18th, where she will be debuting “Note to God” – the first single from her upcoming CD, it was confirmed today by 143/Reprise Records.   The haunting and emotionally charged single “Note To God”…

NE-YO HOSTS “CLOSER” DANCE CONTEST

Ne-Yo has been tapped to perform at this year’s BET Awards ceremony and he’s looking for dancers to join him onstage. Yes, you could potentially show the world what you’ve got right alongside Ne-Yo! The “Closer” singer is teaming up with BET for the Bringing It to the Awards dance contest. Thirty dancers will be…

TICKETMASTER ERRS WITH SPRINGSTEEN AGAIN

Some Bruce Springsteen fans who shelled out big bucks for tickets to the Boss’ concert next week in Washington, D.C. are none too pleased.   That’s because TicketsNow, a subsidiary of Ticketmaster — which Bruce already had issues with, accidentally oversold its allotment of premium tickets.   The company is now calling thousands of buyers…

PETE WENTZ’S DREAMS COME TRUE WITH BLINK TOUR

How excited is Pete Wentz to be going on tour with Blink-182 this summer? The Fall Out Boy bassist told MTV News, “Pretty much since this band started, we had a list of bands that we wanted to meet and hang out with. Blink-182 was at the top of that list.” Wentz, who is now…

TAYLOR SWIFT WANTS TO COLLAB WITH LIL WAYNE / AUDIO

Taylor Swift recently talked to Channel 955’s Mojo In The Morning in Detroit.   She said that she loves collaborations, especially ones that cross different genres, adding that she would be thrilled to work with rapper Lil Wayne.   She also expressed how she would never again date someone whose management won’t let them be…

EMINEM TURNS TO ELTON JOHN AND T.I. FOR ADVICE

Eminem has recently been very open about his battle with drug addiction.   MTV News reports that in an interview with Detroit’s Metro Times, the rapper says he went to Elton John for advice.   Em explained the two “became friends” and he went to John when he was in need of career advice as…

QUOTED: PASTE MAGAZINE ASKS READERS FOR DONATIONS FOR SURVIVAL

“We write this letter with great appreciation for all you’ve done for Paste, as well as sorrow that we need to come to you and ask for further support. The economy has taken its toll on Paste, and we need your help to continue. As the global recession has continued, many of you have written…

COLIN MUNROE & JOELL ORTIZ LIVE IN NYC

Colin’s been slugging it out on the road for more than 6 weeks supporting Wale on his “Attention: Deficit” tour.  We wanted to take a second to share this footage from NYC at last Thursday’s show at Le Poisson Rouge. Brooklyn’s finest, Joell Ortiz, joined Colin onstage for their first ever live performance of “Piano…

NUMERO GROUP TO RELEASE PISCES FULL LENGTH ‘A LOVELY SIGHT’

The Numero Group takes a break from their stellar compilations to release a collection of tracks by Rockford, Illinois based psych-rockers, Pisces. Formed in the late 60’s in Rockford (a small city about 85 miles outside of Chicago whose most notable feature might be that it’s 85 miles outside of Chicago), the group consisted of…

STRANGE MUSIC NAMES DAVE WEINER VICE PRESIDENT OF STRANGE MUSIC WEST

While other labels struggle to stay relevant and profitable in today’s music industry, Strange Music continues to grow, secure bold, new opportunities and set the example for all other labels and musical entrepreneurs to follow. Signaling its presence and expansion on the West Coast, Dave Weiner has been named Vice President of Strange Music West.…

BRITTANY BOSCO “BLACK & WHITE” VIDEO TEASER

Here’s a video teaser from the incredible Brittany Bosco for her song “Black and White”. Haunting melodies, “Black and White”   evokes   the cool chaotic mood of Billie Holiday. Don’t take my word for it, watch the trailer below! Video Teaser for “Black and White”: [youtube yAOlm5hc4SI nolink]

ATLANTIC CONFIRMS MEESE DEBUT ALBUM JUNE 30

Atlantic Records has announced the upcoming release of Meese’s full-length debut, Broadcast.   The Denver-based band’s anticipated album— which includes the single, “Next in Line“— will be available in stores and via all online retailers on June 30th.   Preorders of the album will be available beginning May 26 through the band’s website, www.meesemusic.com, and…

MARTIN SCORSESE TO DIRECT SINATRA BIOPIC

Universal Pictures has acquired the feature film project Sinatra from Mandalay Pictures for Academy Award ® winner Martin Scorsese to direct, it was announced today.   Oscar ® nominated screenwriter (Field of Dreams) Phil Alden Robinson is writing the screenplay for Sinatra based on the life of the iconic entertainer.   Universal Pictures and Mandalay…

MIIKE SNOW RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM EXCLUSIVELY ON iTUNES

Miike Snow, the Downtown Records trio hailing from Sweden and New York are releasing their self-titled debut album today May 12th exclusively on iTunes.   Miike Snow was chosen as one of 40 titles to be featured on Next Big Thing, iTunes’ selection of new artists that they think will have the most impact on…

EVANSCAPPS ALBUM HITS STORE SHELVES

EVANSCAPPS, the side project of Ean Evans (bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Bobby Capps (keyboardist for .38 Special), released its album, “Last Time,” today, May 12th, via Rock Ridge Music.   As has been widely reported in the media, Evans passed away on May 6th after losing his battle with cancer.   He was 48.…

CHRISETTE MICHELE’S EPIPHANY TOPS THE BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART

Chrisette Michele notches her first number one album on the Billboard chart with her second release, Epiphany, which debuts atop the list after selling over 83-thousand copies.   According to Nielsen SoundScan numbers, she edges out the Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack by just one thousand units. Ciara’s third album, Fantasy Ride, bows at number…

BLINK TO TOUR FALL OUT BOY AND WEEZER

We know that Blink 182 are touring this summer, but according to a post on Mark Hoppus’ blog they’ll be out on the road with Fall Out Boy and Weezer. Their label confirms   that the trek will start on July 24th and run through October with tickets starting at $20. Hoppus also uploaded a…