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NEW GOV’T MULE ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 27 VIA EVIL TEEN

Gov’t Mule is proud to announce that their latest record, ‘By A Thread’ is set for an October 27th release through Evil Teen Records. Their first studio album in three years, ‘By A Thread’ finds the Mule, lead guitarist and frontman Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist Danny Louis, and bassist Jorgen Carlsson, adding a…

K’JON CHARTS IN TOP 15 ON BILLBOARD ALBUM CHARTS

Accomplished newcomer K’Jon scored one of the most impressive R&B crossover debuts of the year, with his new Universal Republic album I Get Around landing in the Top 15 of the Billboard Top Albums chart this week. The eye-opening debut, logging in at # 12 and # 5 on the R&B chart, is due in…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: “XL” (feat. Killah Priest & Sha Dula)

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BROOKE WAGGONER ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM

Brooke Waggoner returns on November 3rd with her second full-length album titled Go Easy Little Doves. All twelve songs on the album were not only written and composed by Waggoner, as with her previous releases, but Go Easy Little Doves was entirely self-produced. With Go Easy Little Doves, Waggoner expands and surrounds her sound with…

EISLEY BACK ON THE ROAD FOR FALL TOUR WITH SAY ANYTHING

Eisley will go back on the road this October for an extensive nationwide tour as very special guests of Say Anything. The tour begins October 14th in Anaheim, CA, and runs through November 22nd where it concludes at the famed Troubadour in Los Angeles. Joining Say Anything and Eisley will be Vagrant Records’ Moneen. Miniature…

THE BALCONIES ANNOUNCE MUCH ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF DEBUT ALBUM SEPTEMBER 15th

Ottawa’s pride and joy, The Balconies will self release their much anticipated self-titled debut album September 15th, 2009. The three piece, made up of a brother/sister/boyfriend combination, has been turning heads with their dynamic live performances.   Over the past year, The Balconies have appeared at festivals such as North by Northeast and the Ottawa…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Carolyn Mark’s “All Time Low”

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INSANE CLOWN POSSE BANG! POW! BOOM! ARTWORK

Hot off the massive 2009 Gathering of the Juggalos, Detroit heroes Insane Clown Posse are poised to release their best album yet. With BANG! POW! BOOM! set to hit store shelves on September 1st, the band is keeping a tight lock on just about everything. While ICP’s legion of fans, better known as the Juggalos,…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Jaz-O featuring The Game “Gangstas Ride”

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SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: 6 Tre G – “Fresh” (Dirty Version)

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TIMBALAND PREPS VIDEO GAME FOR ASPIRING PRODUCERS

XXLMag.com reports mega-producer Timbaland is preparing to help up-and-coming producers develop their skills via a new video game.   Timbo reportedly partnered up with Rockstar Games — the masterminds behind the Grand Theft Auto series — to develop a game, titled Beaterator.   It’s set to hit stores on September 29th. SKOPE IT HERE!

LIT DRUMMER PASSES AWAY

Lit drummer Allen Shellenberger passed away from brain cancer on Thursday.   The musician was surrounded by his family and friends when he passed at the age of 39.

JAY-Z READIES THE BLUEPRINT: COLLECTOR’S EDITION

According to Rap-Up.com, Def Jam will be releasing an exclusive package that includes all of Jay-Z’s previous Blueprint albums.   The collector’s set will contain Hova’s first Blueprint, Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse, a poster and space for a third CD which you can use for your copy of Blueprint 3 — which…

GET A DELUXE VERSION OF DAVID GRAY’S NEW ALBUM

It was just announced that David Gray will be releasing a deluxe version of his forthcoming album Draw The Line.   According to a press release, this special edition will feature an entirely separate bonus CD, which features live versions of many of his greatest hits.   Not only that, but the deluxe album will…

WIN A TRIP TO SEE JASON MRAZ

Jason Mraz is giving four lucky fans the chance to see him perform at the Hollywood Bowl on October 10th.   Find out details on how to enter the contest at JasonMraz.com, and just for filling out the form, you’ll receive a free download of a remix of Jason’s hit “I’m Yours.”

DRAKE TO RE-RELEASE SO FAR GONE MIXTAPE

According to MTV News, Drake is looking to re-release his breakthrough mixtape, So Far Gone. Fans can expect the revamped project to include a new song called “Fear,” which was left off his first tape because it was “getting too eerie.” The official re-release will hit stores September 15th and it’ll help tide fans over…

THE LOVEMAKERS PERFORM “SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE” IN SAN FRANCISCO

On July 15th, The Lovemakers stopped by the gallery at San Francisco’s Talking House Productions for an open rehearsal with fans to premiere songs from the upcoming album. Lisa Light and Scott Blonde, joined by new bandmates Cary LaScala (drums) and Gareth Lloyd (keys), ran through a blistering set of new material. Catch the performance…

MTV VMA PROMO SPOTS FEAT COBRA STARSHIP & LEIGHTON MEESTER

Check out Cobra Starship & Leighton Meester’s MTV VMA Promo which airs beginning today on MTV! Cobra Starship are nominated for 2 VMA’s including BEST POP VIDEO (alongside Britney Spears, Lady Gaga & Beyonce) Cobra Starship’s new album “HOT MESS” is currently #3 on iTunes “Top Album Chart” and first single “Good Girls Go Bad”…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: James Levy “Die A New”

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BROOKE WHITE: SINGER/SONGWRITER ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER NATIONAL TOUR

On the heels of the release of her acclaimed debut full-length album HIGH HOPES & HEARTBREAK, singer/songwriter/musician BROOKE WHITE has announced her first-ever nationwide tour. She will team-up with fellow “American Idol” alum Michael Johns for a co-headlining run beginning September 17 in Pomona, CA. HIGH HOPES & HEARTBREAK–released July 21 via June Baby Records,…

WOODSTOCK PLAYLIST ON TOUCHTUNES

TouchTunes, the largest interactive entertainment network in North America, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the famous 1969 festival at Yasgur’s Farm with a special playlist to mark the occasion.     Beginning August 18, the TouchTunes Woodstock Playlist will be available on over 25,000 digital jukeboxes across the country and features a selection of…

WOLFMOTHER REVEAL COSMIC EGG ARTWORK

Wolfmother have just premiered the album art for Cosmic Egg. The cover artwork, designed by Invisible Creature (Foo Fighters, Will.I.Am, Pennywise), perfectly sets the tone for the behemoth of a rock record which will feature first single “New Moon Rising.” The follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut album will hit stores October 13th…

ANDREW W.K. TAKES HIS SOFTER SIDE AND THE CALDER QUARTET ON TOUR

Andrew W.K., bloody-nose rocker turned motivational speaker and TV personality performs on solo piano with the Calder Quartet, a contemporary classical ensemble described as, “quite possibly the finest – and definitely the most adventurous – American chamber ensemble” (Bloomberg News).   Stimulating all parts of your brain, A.W.K. and Calder Quartet have teamed up to…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: The Postmarks “My Lucky Charm”

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BURTON UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE

Burton Snowboards, the world’s leader in snowboarding, introduces their 2010 website featuring a new line of products, creative content, and innovative functions aimed to heighten the overall experience. While they may be widely known to the general public as the premiere snowboard company, Burton is also at the forefront of producing tons of wicked accessories…

DAVID GRAY PERFORMS LIVE IN SAN DIEGO

David Gray will perform his new single on Fugitive” on   “The Late Show with David Letterman” on September 25th. A link to the recent acoustic performance of “Fugitive” by David from San Diego, please note the voice is stronger than the camera work. [youtube XUqvZIeEwUM nolink]

KERI HILSON TEAMS UP WITH TEYANA TAYLOR

Teyana Taylor’s verse for Keri Hilson’s new single “Get Your Money Up” featuring Keyshia Cole was removed and replaced by Trina. In case you were wondering how the original sounded, Rap-Up.com has gotten its hands on the track that included Teyana. Here it is: SKOPE IT HERE!

MARIAH GET PUSHED BACK…AGAIN

According to Rap-Up.com, Mariah Carey’s highly anticipated Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel has been delayed for the second time. The project was initially supposed to drop August 25th, then it was moved to September 15th, and now, it looks like fans will have to wait another two weeks since the disc is currently slated to…

BLACK EYED PEAS TOP HOT 100 CHART FOR 19TH WEEK

According to Billboard, the Black Eyed Peas and Jason Mraz have caught up to chart records set by Usher and LeAnn Rimes, setting the stage for two new chart milestones on next week’s Billboard Hot 100.   With 19 consecutive weeks at number one, the Peas tie Usher’s record for most consecutive frames atop the…

LADY GAGA PROMISES GROUNDBREAKING TOUR WITH KANYE WEST

Lady GaGa recently told the BBC that she and Kanye West have been working together on the look and feel of their tour, and she said the outing will be a big production.   GaGa explained, “It’s going to be one of the most groundbreaking moments in touring history.”   Before she hits the road…

SUPERBAD: THE RETURN OF BOOSIE BAD AZZ

Trill Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. and Asylum Records proudly presents the triumphant return of   the South’s premiere young rapper, LIL BOOSIE AKA BOOSIE BAD AZZ with his blazing new single “BETTER BELIEVE IT,” featuring label mate Webbie and Young Jeezy.   “Better Believe It” is the lead single to his long-awaited CD,…

IZOTOPE PARTNERS WITH UNDERWORLD FOR IDRUM APP

iZotope, Inc. has collaborated with English electronic band Underworld for the latest release of their popular iDrum app for Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch. This new app features tracks adapted from all of Underworld albums in celebration of the release of the band’s full catalog on iTunes and in conjunction with a concert available to…

RUSTY ANDERSON TO RELEASE LONG-AWAITED SECOND SOLO ALBUM

In concert and on recordings, Rusty Anderson has supplied guitar pyrotechnics for everyone from Regina Spektor to Elton John, Willie Nelson to Gwen Stefani.   Most notably, he has been Paul McCartney’s right-hand man for the last eight years both in the studio and on a number of record-breaking world tours. With the release of…

BRITISH SINGER-SONGWRITER V V BROWN MAKES NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT IN 2010

Trailing glowing reviews, unforgettable original songs and fresh, pulsating retro-flavored rhythms behind her every live and televised appearance in her U.K. home base, British singer-songwriter V V BROWN is scheduled to release her exuberantly creative debut album, TRAVELLING LIKE THE LIGHT, on Capitol Records in January, 2010.   Instantly greeted by fans and cognoscenti as…

LES PAUL PASSES AWAY AT 94 (1915-2009)

Les Paul, acclaimed guitar player, entertainer and inventor, passed away today from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains Hospital in White Plain, New York, surrounded by family and loved ones. He had been receiving the best available treatment through this final battle and in keeping with his persona, he showed incredible strength, tenacity and…