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LILY ALLEN TO QUIT MUSIC

Is Lily Allen going to quit the music biz after she’s done touring for her latest record It’s Not Me, It’s You?   Well if you believe British paper The Daily Record, then she very well might.   The periodical said the singer-songwriter told them, “After this tour I have a business that I’m setting…

LADY GAGA TAKES OVER THE NUMBER ONE SPOT

After six consecutive weeks at number one on the singles chart, Flo Rida’s “Right Round” drops to two while Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” takes over the top spot.   This marks only the fourth time in the past 25 years that a female artist opened with two chart topping singles, Gaga’s first being “Just Dance,”…

CIARA SAYS “KISS MY SWAG”

With a definite release date confirmed, it seems Ciara is really pushing the highly anticipated release of Fantasy Ride. New tracks are getting leaked left and right, with the latest being called “Kiss My Swag.” The Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins-produced-track is an up-tempo dance record that might appear on Ci Ci’s LP. However, the official tracklisting…

KANYE WEST RELEASING NEW SNEAKERS

Say what you want about Kanye West, but one thing is for sure: he knows how to diversify himself as a brand! This Saturday, the rapper will debut his new sneaker line, Air Yeezys. XXLMag.com claims people should expect long lines at select retailers, like Foot Locker House of Hoops locations.

MARILYN MANSON IS BACK WITH NEW ALBUM MAY 26

Marilyn Manson’s anticipated reunion with longtime friend and foil Twiggy Ramirez inches closer with the release of “We’re From America,” the first listen from the forthcoming The High End of Low. Available as a free download March 27th, exclusively on MarilynManson.com, the song will be available as a digital single on April 7th and will…

FATCAT SET TO RELEASE TOM BROSSEAU’S 3RD FULL-LENGTH RELEASE

Tom Brosseau’s third full-length for FatCat, Posthumous Success (out June 23rd), marks a huge stylistic shift away from the spare, acoustic arrangements of his previous releases. Unchanged, however, is Brosseau’s earnest wit, near-unearthly emotional grasp, and captivating, vibrato-soaked voice. With Posthumous Success (named after a chapter from a biography of Albert Camus), Brosseau brings his…

LOWOOD RELEASE NEW SINGLE & LIVE VIDEO “CRASH”

Hailing from rural Sweden, Lowood take the same qualities that Bruce Springsteen turned into American trademarks – wide-eyed yearning, desolate longing and a ravenous hunger for beauty in all its imperfect forms –and reveal them as universal human impulses that span oceans and generations. Lowood write and record in Stockholm, but when you listen to…

PHOTO: PITBULL SIGNS WITH POLO GROUNDS MUSIC/RCA MUSIC GROUP

With two singles quickly climbing the charts, Pitbull has signed with Polo Grounds Music/RCA Music Group through his “Mr. 305, Inc” imprint. The relationship will not only involve recording, but also touring and branding opportunities. Pitbull’s current Ultra Records single “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” is presently No. 13 on the Rhythm charts…

DARLA FARMER LIVE ON VANCAR.TV

A short time ago, Darla Farmer joined forces with Magic Hat Brewing Company and Vancar.tv to put on a full-blown theatrical music show for the launching of Magic Hat’s Beer. Initially only viewable to the drunken crowd in attendance, Vancar.tv has now officially released the live HD footage of the show in all is glory.…

MEREDITH MEYER RELEASES ‘IT’S SPOOKY TO BE YOUNG’

Songwriter and musician Meredith Meyer will be releasing her 2nd full length album, It’s Spooky To Be Young, on April 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA.   The album was produced by Bill Racine, who has been known for his work with Rogue Wave, Mates of State, Mark Gardener (of Ride), and his work alongside…

LIVE CD AND DOUBLE DVD RELEASE FROM MINISTRY

While MINISTRY’s studio albums certainly show why the group is considered a stylistic trailblazer, it is on the concert stage that Ministry takes things to a whole other level. And as evidenced by fans that packed venues to catch the group one final time on their worldwide “C U LaTouR 2008,” the Al Jourgensen-led band…

DIPLO’S MAD DECENT PARTNERS WITH DOWNTOWN MUSIC

Downtown Music is pleased to announce its newest joint venture with Philadelphia impresario Diplo’s label, Mad Decent.   Grammy-nominated DJ & producer Diplo was first recognized as one half of the genre-defining DJ Crew Hollertronix and the mastermind behind his now legendary mixtape with M.I.A., Piracy Funds Terrorism.   In 2006, Mad Decent opened its…

RECORD STORE DAY REISSUE ALBUM

Record store day is almost upon us, and no one is a bigger supporter of record stores than the labels who rely on vinyl fanatics to go and search out their releases. With this in mind, some of the most impressive names in vinyl releases and reissues have put together an incredible new vinyl-only compilation…

ELECTRIK RED RELEASE TRACKLISTING

Electrik Red are currently promoting their How To Be A Lady Volume 1 album and recently got Lil Wayne to jump on their second single, “So Good.”   The-Dreams’ first all-girl group on Radio-Killa Records will now release How To Be A Lady set on May 26th. Below is the LP’s official tracklisting. 1. “Devotion”…

NOW 30 TOPS DEBUT ALBUM CHART

Now That’s What I Call Music 30 tops the Billboard album chart selling over 146-thousand copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers.   The compilation features hits from Lady GaGa, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Nickelback, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and others.   The soundtrack for Hannah Montana: The Movie bows in at number…

LADY GAGA HAS TROUBLE ON STAGE

Lady GaGa prides herself on her stage show, but it seems that something went a little wrong on Tuesday night.   According to NME.com, the singer was doing her usual thing when she unintentionally hit one of her back-up dancers with her microphone, causing her to lose three teeth.   British paper The Sun reports…

KING MAGAZINE SHUTS DOWN

The men’s magazine that once boasted covers with shots of hip hop giants like 50 Cent, T.I., Lil Wayne and many others has unfortunately come to an end. King magazine printed its very last issue, which will hit stands April 21st.

LIL WAYNE EXPLAINS WHY HE SWTICHED TO ROCK

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lil Wayne explained why he switched to rock music. The rapper told the magazine that’s he’s grown as a person and “got tired” of doing rap music. His all rock album, Rebirth, is due in June. You can check out the full article when the latest issue of…

DIESEL CREATES NEW ROCKER JEANS

Diesel is always exploring the next revolution in denim treatments and silhouettes and this Spring 2009 is proud to introduce the most innovative collection yet, the Bastonati Denim Collection. Bastonati is an Italian term that literally translates to “beyond recognition” which explains the transition this denim goes through from start to finish. The Bastonati Collection…

RESCUE SIGNALS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM THIS SUMMER

Dallas, Texas-based band Rescue Signals plans to release their new album, “Indecisions,” on July 21, 2009, via Rock Ridge Music.   Says lead vocalist and guitarist Beau Tyler about their new label and forthcoming record:   “As for the record, my favorite part of the process was to be able to finish recording it ourselves.…

RANCID SIGNALS RAUCOUS RETURN WITH ESSENTIAL NEW ALBUM

Seminal punk band Rancid – Tim Armstrong (guitar/vocals), Lars Frederiksen (guitar/vocals), Matt Freeman (bass/vocals), and Branden Steineckert (drums) – have set June 2nd for the release of Let The Dominoes Fall (Hellcat/Epitaph), their first studio album in six years. The platinum-selling band recorded at George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound Studio, with production by Epitaph Records founder/Bad…

JASON LYTTLE ON NPR.ORG VIA SXSW

On April 7th, Grandaddy singer and principle songwriter Jason Lytle will release a digital single for “Yours Truly, the Commuter” off his forthcoming solo debut full-length also titled Yours Truly, the Commuter, out May 19th on ANTI- Records. Video: Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle At SXSW: SKOPE IT HERE!

NOW, NOW EVERY CHILDREN TO RELEASE DEBUT LP

Afternoon Records is proud to announce the debut LP from Twin-Cities duo, Now, Now Every Children, due out July 9th. This full length marks the third release from Cacie Dalager (Vocals, Guitar) and Brad Hale (Drums).   It follows their acclaimed EPs Not One, But Two and In the City. Dalager and Hale began the…

15 YEARS LATER GREG PRATO RELEASES ‘GRUNGE IS DEAD’

Fifteen years after Kurt Cobain’s suicide on April 5th, 1994, comes the authoritative story of grunge. ‘Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music’ (released April 1, 2009, via ECW Press) by Greg Prato is the definitive story of the Pacific Northwest music scene of the late ’80s and early ’90s. Never before…

GLOBAL INHERITANCE SET TO RETURN TO COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL AND STAGECOACH

2009 will see GLOBAL INHERITANCE (GI) expand its reach during a very busy spring, including stops at leading North American music and green festivals including the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival. GLOBAL INHERITANCE–a 501c3 non-profit organization–is working to empower individuals worldwide to think and act creatively in solving…

DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN STIMULUS PACKAGE VIDEO / DATES

Del is set to introduce his 13-point “Stimulus Package” to the masses through the saving grace of “Funkman” out on April 7th 2009. His plan is to revive “the public at large” that is “over the whole rap era”, as Del puts it. Del is digging deep this time around and giving directly back to…

TRICK DADDY STOPS TAKING HIS MEDS

Trick Daddy told HipHopDX.com that not only is he refusing to undergo treatment for Lupus, but he stopped taking the prescribed medicine as well. The Miami rapper told the site he stopped taking the meds “because for every medicine they gave me, I had to take a test or another medicine every 30 days or…

WEEZER MAN HAS NEW RELEASE, TEAMS UP WITH RAINN WILSON

According to Rolling Stone, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo will release a live CD/DVD package of his in-store performance at Fingerprintz in Long Beach, California last year. The package comes out on April 28th and features an interview with Cuomo done by actor Jason Schwartzman. Rivers will also be debuting some new material, which he worked…

LOLLAPALOOZA EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE

Fans who wanna be sure to get their Lollapalooza tickets can get Early Bird passes now. The passes are $175 bucks and allow access for the three-day event, which gets underway on August 7th. Bands already announced include the Beastie Boys, Jane’s Addiction, Depeche Mode, Tool, the Kings of Leon and more. VIP packages are…

PRODIGY SUES HIS OWN LABEL?

Prodigy is currently incarcerated for gun possession, however, that isn’t stopping the Mob Deep rapper from filing a lawsuit against his label home, Vox Music Group. The New York Post reports the label was supposed to pay Prodigy over ten-thousand dollars a month, but they missed three months. With 30-thousand dollars missing, it forced Prodigy’s…

U2 BREAK CONCERT RECORDS

U2 are once again breaking records. According to Fox Business, they will set single-day concert attendance records in three cities on their upcoming tour. The band will play for 82-thousand at New Jersey’s Giant’s Stadium, 72-thousand at Gillette Stadium in Boston and 65-thousand at Chicago’s Soldier Field. U2 kick off the 360 ° Tour on…

PRESALE INFO FOR KATY PERRY WITH NO DOUBT

We reported last week that Katy Perry would be opening for No Doubt for one show only — August 4th in Irvine, California.   If you want the best seats for the show, then make sure you buy presale tickets, which go on sale tomorrow at 4 PM local time.   A link to where…

KANYE WEST AND SPIKE JONZE MAKE A SHORT FILM

The last time Kanye West collaborated with Spike Jonze was for his “Flashing Lights” video.   According to MTV News, the duo is teaming up again for a short film that will feature Kanye’s song, “See You in My Nightmares.”   The video will probably run between ten to 15 minutes but no further details…

BREAKING NEWS: KEYSHIA COLE IS ALIVE & WELL – THANK GOD!

There have been rumors circulating around the Internet and industry that Grammy Nominated R&B singer, Keyshia Cole and her biological mother, Frankie Lons, were involved in a fatal car accident this morning in Atlanta, GA.   On behalf of Keyshia Cole and her mother Frankie Lons, her management company Imani Entertainment would like to issue…