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RIGGS’ MONSTER TATTOO IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

America’s bloodiest band of heavy metal hellions, SCUM OF THE EARTH, is bringing the world of tattoos and piercing to this seemingly tranquil area of the country.   On April 26, the band’s singer/songwriter/guitarist RIGGS opened the doors to RIGGS’ MONSTER TATTOO parlor.   The new business venture is sure to overwhelm local residents and…

KERO ONE REMIXES TALIB KWELI / MP3

With Kero One’s recently released sophomore LP Early Believers receiving high acclaim and great reviews, the Bay Area-based rapper and producer is staying busy. Already back at work in the studio, Kero, whose production skills are featured throughout Early Believers, was hit up by DJ Deckstream to remix Talib Kweli’s “Keep It In The Pocket”…

MICK JAGGER ARGUES WITH MARLEY’S KIDS

Mick Jagger, Bono, Joss Stone and Bob Marley’s kids, Damian and Stephen, are all working on a charity album for the United Nations.   However, according to British paper The Sun, it isn’t all going smoothly.   Apparently Mick and the Marleys are clashing over when they should be working.   A source told the…

MAIDEN SUING COMIC MAKER

Iron Maiden are suing a company for naming a comic book Iron and the Maiden.   The band claims that the title is “confusingly similar” to their heavily trademarked name and that calling the comic Iron and the Maiden is just a ploy to profit off the group’s fame.   According to TMZ.com, the British…

DAVID BANNER JUST WANTS TO ACT

It looks like David Banner can blame Samuel L. Jackson for his new found passion in acting.   Afer teaming up with Sam for Black Snake Moan, the “Get Like Me” rapper told XXLMag.com that he spent his money on acting classes instead of bling-bling.   Banner admits that he really enjoys diving into different…

GARY LIGHTBODY READYING TWO SOLO ALBUMS

Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody has two solo projects in the works.   According to NME.com, the Irish singer is working on a solo album titled Listen Tank with producer Jacknife Lee, as well as a country album titled Tired Pony. About Listen Tank, Lightbody says, “I call it Russian submarine music.”   He also…

NO DOUBT TAKES THE BABIES ON THE ROAD!

No Doubt’s reunion is official and we are learning more about the band’s tour everyday.   Singer Gwen Stefani says that the band will be bringing their families out on the road this time, which means a lot less daytime sleeping for the gang.   Drummer Adrian Young jokes that they have a bet to…

AMERICAN IDOL REACHES OUT TO DAVID COOK

American Idol has been sending their love and sympathies to David Cook after news broke that the 2008 Idol winner’s older brother, Adam, died of cancer over the weekend.     According to MTV News, 2008 Idol runner-up David Archuleta released a statement saying, “I know they had been struggling with it for a while,…

NICKELBACK FRONTMAN SUED

Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger might be in a little bit of trouble.   According to TMZ.com, furniture sales representative Noah Morse filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court of British Columbia, claiming that the rocker “punched (him) forcefully in the mouth” outside a bar in 2007.   Morse, is upset because he thinks Kroeger “expressed…

311 COVER ART FOR ‘UPLIFTER’ OUT JUNE 2

311’s new album Uplifter hits stores June 2!   Uplifter, produced by Bob Rock (Metallica, Simple Plan, Veruca Salt), features 12 new songs, including the hit single “Hey You”, which is currently #3 at Alternative Radio and playing on radio stations nationwide!   Tune in to catch the band perform on Jimmy Kimmel on June…

SUGAR RAY IS BACK WITH ALBUM & TOUR

“MUSIC FOR COUGARS,” the long-awaited new cd by multi-platinum rockers Sugar Ray, is set for release on July 21st.   The band will debut the music for new label home Pulse/Universal/Fontana. This is the sixth release for the Southern California-based quintet whose career has been marked by sales of over 12 million cds and a…

REPRISE RECORDS TO RELEASE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK TO TERMINATOR SALVATION MAY 19TH

Reprise Records will release the original soundtrack to the hotly anticipated feature film Terminator Salvation on May 19th – two days before the film–the fourth installment in the Terminator film franchise–hits theaters nationwide on Thursday, May 21st, 2009. The track-listing for Terminator Salvation – Original Soundtrack is as follows: Opening All Is Lost Broadcast The…

CURSIVE PERFORM ON LETTERMAN / VIDEO

Cursive’s sixth studio album, Mama, I’m Swollen, was released March 10th on Saddle Creek, capturing the attention of major media such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, Alternative Press, Playboy, and Time Out New York, among others.   The band also made their network television debut March 13th on the Late Show with David Letterman: SKOPE IT…

MAYDAY PARADE BEGIN TO RECORD IN-STUDIO / VIDEO

Newly signed to Atlantic Records, Mayday Parade has begun recording its eagerly anticipated follow up to “A LESSON IN ROMANTICS.” The Tallahassee, Florida-based band is currently hard at work at The House of Loud Studios in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, with David Bendeth (Paramore, All Time Low) producing. Check out a behind the scenes in…

OZZY WAS ALWAYS STONED ON THE OSBOURNES

Did you ever watch The Osbournes and think something was up with Ozzy?   Well it turns out, something was.   The Prince of Darkness admitted to England’s Daily Record that he was stoned during the taping of the series.   He revealed, “When the filming ended, I’d go in my little bunker and smoke…

YOUNG JEEZY CANCELS CONCERT OVER SWINE FLU

DelawareOnline.com reports a Young Jeezy concert was canceled at the University of Delaware, due to the swine flu.   The “Go Getta” was supposed to hit the stage alongside Drake on April 30th, however the rapper cancelled because ten students are said to have contracted the virus.

GREEN DAY TALK TO THE NEW YORK TIMES

The New York Times have a feature about Green Day up right now on their Web site.   To check out the interview of the band talking about their new album 21st Century Breakdown, head to: SKOPE IT HERE!

CAT STEVENS SAYS COLDPLAY RIPPED HIM OFF

Recently, guitarist Joe Satriani accused Coldplay of stealing one of his riffs for their song “Viva La Vida.”   Now, Cat Stevens is saying that Coldplay stole from him for that same song too.   The legendary singer, now known as Yusuf Islam, told England’s The Sun that “Viva La Vida” sounds an awful lot…

AMY WINEHOUSE GOES TO THE HOSPITAL

Amy Winehouse was taken to the hospital over the weekend in St. Lucia.   According to NME.com, the singer-songwriter collapsed at her home on the island and was kept in the hospital overnight for observations.   According to a spokesperson for Winehouse, it was because Amy was dehydrated and needed to drink more water.

NEW MP3 FROM FINALE “A PIPE DREAM AND A PROMISE”

Having been featured everywhere from Wired.com to your favorite hip-hop blog and in magazines from around the world, including a recent feature in XXL’s Chairman’s Choice, Finale’s new album, A Pipe Dream And A Promise has been on shelves for almost a month now. The reviews have been pouring in, and the verdict is clear:…

WALLFLOWERS REUNITE AND RETURN WITH ALBUM & TOUR

Mixing introspective singer-songwriter sensibilities with a commitment to genuine roots rock, The Wallflowers have released five studio albums, sold more than eight million copies of their catalog, topped the Billboard charts, scored a multiplatinum album, several Modern Rock hits, two Grammy(r) awards and a legion of fans.   The Wallflowers will release a ‘retrospective’ set…

THE BEACH BOYS ‘SUMMER LOVE SONGS’ TO BE RELEASED MAY 19

The Beach Boys have long been the world’s leading, harmonious voice of summer fun, with an ocean’s swell of universally-loved songs about the beach, surfing, hot rods, and in no small measure, girls and sun-kissed romance. 20 of The Beach Boys’ best love songs, from tender ballads to boisterous romps, have been gathered for Summer…

NIKE PICKS MOJO MORGAN “TONIGHT” FOR PROMO / MP3

Mojo Morgan’s rasta-rock solo debut, Got Mojo?, hits the ground running! Monday was the official iTunes release of the album and today is the premier of Mojo as the featured artist for the Nike Womenâ„¢ promo campaign.   While sifting through the audio seas, the folks over at Nike were pulled into the Mojo stream…

THE BUDOS BAND EP COMING JUNE 23 / VIDEO

From the vaults of Daptone Records comes a collection of unreleased tracks from the infamous Budos Band. Recorded after The Budos Band I sessions, but before those for the second full-length, this EP is a fascinating glimpse into the group’s evolution as musicians and recording artists. Listeners may be familiar with two songs previously released…

DAUGHTRY RELEASE DATE

It may not have a name yet, but there is a release date for Daughtry’s latest effort.   Their sophomore album is coming out July 14th.   As previously reported, Daughtry will debut their first single, “No Surprise,” on Wednesday’s episode of American Idol.   It will air Wednesday at 9 PM Eastern on FOX…

KELIS AND NAS CALL IT QUITS, FILE FOR DIVORCE

MTV News just caught wind that Kelis has filed for divorce from Nas citing verbal abuse and infidelity as the reasons. The couple is expecting their first child together, however, a rep has confirmed to Vibe.com that the “Milkshake” singer has had it. Since they’ve been married for over three years, many have viewed the…

M.I.A. MAKES TIME’S 100 LIST

100 interesting folks made TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world and M.I.A. was one of them.   Spike Jonze wrote a piece about the “Paper Planes” singer for the list, which fans can read now at Time.com. Other artists deemed influential by the institution included John Legend, A.R. Rahman…

ROB THOMAS GIVES THE NBA A MELTDOWN

Rob Thomas’ new song, “Give Me the Meltdown,” is featured during the NBA playoffs on ABC and ESPN.   According to the Associated Press, it can be heard over game highlight reels and other on-air spots.   The tune can be found on the Matchbox Twenty singer’s upcoming sophomore solo effort, Cradlesong, which will be…

ASHER ROTH DEBUTS IN BILLBOARD TOP 5 / VIDEO

Asleep in the Bread Aisle, Asher Roth’s debut album, hit the charts running this week, landing in the top 5 selling releases!   The album was the #1 most downloaded album on iTunes for 8 days straight after its release and is currently holding strong in the #2 spot.   Asher’s smash single ‘I Love…

HEY MONDAY ANNOUNCE HEADLINING US TOUR

The West Palm Beach pop-punk group have announced an upcoming tour for the summer, kicking off June 10th in Phoenix, Arizona at The Clubhouse. Going on tour with them are This Providence, The Friday Night Boys, The Bigger Lights, and Stereo Skyline. Wed/6-10 Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse Thu/6-11 Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory…

SWINE FLU CANCELS ESCAPE THE FATE IN MEXICO

We unfortunately would like to announce to the public that Escape The Fates shows on May 18th and 19th in Monterrey and Mexico City respectively, have been postponed due to the Swine Flu epidemic.   The band says, “We are really bummed that we can’t make it down due to this virus but can’t wait…

NEW VIDEO FROM JEREMY GREENE “RAIN” FEAT PITBULL

Hailing from Waterville, Maine Jeremy Greene is an artist of and for the 21st Century. His rise to celebrity came solely through focus, perseverance and the power of the internet. After aggressive attempts to attract attention,   Jeremy decided to put his songs “Not My Fault” and “Rain” on MySpace. Response to “Rain” was nothing…

LACUNA COIL CHART HIGH ON BILLBOARD 200

Italy’s greatest musical export, LACUNA COIL, have returned with the massively anticipated, new full-length release, Shallow Life, and have undoubtedly proven that they are one of hard rock’s most revered artists as the album debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. This impressive position marks the band’s highest Billboard chart entry, as well…

ANTHRAX CONFIRMS EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

The legendary ANTHRAX will be hitting the road in Europe this summer with a series of festivals and headline dates as a precursor to the band’s forthcoming new studio album, Worship Music will have a Fall worldwide release. The European dates kick off in Estonia on June 13 and continue into August, with the band…

COLDPLAY TO GIVE AWAY LIVE CD TO FANS ATTENDING SUMMER TOUR DATES

Coldplay will be giving away an exclusive live CD, titled LeftRightLeftRightLeft, to all fans attending the Viva La Vida summer tour beginning May 15th, the first date of the band’s North American tour and at every remaining live show in 2009.   The CD will also be available as a free download during the same…