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KATY PERRY NOT SUING KATIE PERRY

There are stories going around alleging that Katy Perry is suing Australian fashion designed Katie Perry to stop her from using her name on her products.   The pop star Perry took to her blog to dispel any rumors about the situation.   The “I Kissed a Girl” singer wrote that all that happened was…

311 AUDIO STREAM FOR “IT’S ALRIGHT”

Uplifter, (Volcano/Jive Records)   the 9th studio album from multi-platinum rock band 311 debuts at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. It is the band’s highest ever album chart debut.   Combining 311’s signature rock-reggae sound and inspired lyrics, the band is excited to release their next single “It’s Alright”!   “It’s Alright”:…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: DJ Deadeye “Wild Puerto Ricans”

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ELECTRIK RED JOINS THE NOH8 CAMPAIGN / VIDEOS

Electrik Red joins the NOH8 campaign in support of marriage equality and equal rights among the gay community. the NOH8 campaign is a photo project and silent protest against discrimination started by Jeff Parshley and Adam Bouska. “SO GOOD”: SKOPE IT HERE! “SO GOOD REMIX FEAT. LIL WAYNE”: SKOPE IT HERE!

BRENDAN BENSON NEW ALBUM OUT AUGUST 18

Brendan Benson returns with his fourth solo album, My Old, Familiar Friend, slated for release on ATO Records for August 18 2009. Taking a break from writing, recording and touring with the Grammy winning Raconteurs, Benson went into the studio in Nashville and London with producer, Gil Norton (Pixies, Maximo Park, Foo Fighters) and mixer…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: SMITTY “ASSUME THE POSITION”

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SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: MAINO FEAT T PAIN “ALL THE ABOVE”

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KERO ONE VIDEO TOUR OF SAN FRAN

Kero One, a long time resident of the San Francisco Bay area, recently visited a few of his favorite local hot spots and filmed the tour for the benefit of his fans who may not be familiar with the City by the Bay. Kero One’s Guide To San Francisco: [youtube Ai6uhL51I3c nolink]

LIVING COLOUR ‘THE CHAIR IN THE DOORWAY’ OUT SEPTEMBER 15

Living Colour will release their first new studio album in five years entitled The Chair In The Doorway on September 15 via Megaforce Records. The legendary downtown NYC rock band, who exploded out of CBGB’s in the late ’80s, landing all over MTV, the cover of Rolling Stone and stadium stages around the world with…

SKOPE LIVE! SUMMER BASH IN BOSTON ON 7/17/09

Skope Live! is back at it this summer with a live show that will have you partying all night long. We spent all winter putting together a show filled with good vibes, cold drinks, great music, and a super cause. Part of the proceeds are going to The Jimmy Fund here in Boston. Skope Live!…

GS BOYZ RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “BOOTY DEW”

The GS Boyz exploded with their first single “Stanky Legg.” Now the boys are back with the next single, “Booty Dew.” If this is anything like the first you best get up out of your seat! GS Boyz “The Booty Dew”: SKOPE IT HERE!

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Mean Creek “The Sky (or The Underground)”

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SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Double D “Yessir”

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MOVEMENT 2009 : 83,322 ATTENDEES OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Movement 2009 attendance and collected recyclable material numbers exceeded 2008 festival totals.   Paxahau announced today that 83,322 people visited Hart Plaza during the three-day Memorial Day Weekend for the annual electronic music festival that featured nearly 100 performances on four stages.   “Movement 2009 was an overwhelming success on so many levels,” said festival…

KINGS OF LEON LAUNCH LABEL

The Kings of Leon are practically the biggest band on the planet and now they’ve decided to take on the record label business. NME.com reports that the band is launching a label in association with Los Angeles music publisher Bug Music. The first act that the Kings will support is a fellow Tennessee band called…

NKOTB CANCEL TOUR OF AUSTRALIA

The global recession is affecting everyone, even world-famous musicians.   The New Kids on the Block have been forced to cancel the Australian leg of their world tour.   In a message on the group’s Web site, singer Donnie Wahlberg wrote that they “tried very hard to make it work.”   Read what else he…

FORMER EVANESCENCE MEMBERS REGROUP WITH AN IDOL

Former Evanescence members Ben Moody, John LeCompt and Rocky Gray have formed a new hard rock band called The Fallen.   USA Today reports that former American Idol contestant Carly Smithson will be their lead singer.   Their debut song, “Bury Me Alive,” will be available on Monday for free download at WeAreTheFallen.com.   The…

BLACK EYED PEAS TENTH WEEK ON TOP

For an 11th consecutive week, Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” holds on to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.   But the group may wind up knocking the song out of the number one position with their second single, “I Gotta Feeling,” which debuts at number two.   Keri Hilson’s “Knock…

EMINEM IS PLATINUM STATUS

According to the Nielsen SoundScan, Eminem’s Relapse album has sold over one-million records in the four weeks since its release. This is Em’s fifth major studio album that’s been certified platinum — he has two other compilation LPs that have also had the same success. Relapse currently sits at number three on the Billboard 200…

OZZY’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY OUT IN ENGLAND IN OCTOBER

Ozzy Osbourne’s long-awaited memoir will hit shelves overseas on October 1st.   According to TheBookseller.com, the autobiography is called I Am Ozzy and tells the Prince of Darkness’ life story in his own voice.   It was originally due to come out in 2007.   No word on when it will be out here in…

PLIES READY TO SAY WHO “BECKY” IS

Rap sensation and recording artist Plies is releasing his newest and most anticipated single “Becky” this Friday June 19th, 2009 from his 4th album titled “Goon Affiliated” after just a short six months after releasing his third album, Da REAList, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Rap Charts Plies just can not get himself…

KEYGRIP NEW VIDEO FOR “IF I COULD (YOU KNOW I WOULD)”

New York City’s keygrip are proud to release the video for the first single from their debut EP vis-à-vis.   The lush, ‘80s brit-pop of “If I Could (You Know I Would)” welcomes video accompaniment from photographer/director Mike Kobal and can be experienced at: SKOPE IT HERE! www.myspace.com/keygripband

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: ERIKO “THROW DEM DOLLARS”

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THE MARS VOLTA LAUNCH INTERACTIVE SITE FOR NEW ALBUM

In anticipation of their June 23rd release of Octohedron, The Mars Volta’s fifth studio album, the Mars Volta have launched an interactive artwork experience site, which features hidden surprises that will be revealed to the most intrepid and curious of hunters, including the audio for the new track “Since We’ve Been Wrong”. Check it out…

METAL GOD ROB HALFORD LAUNCHES METAL GOD RECORDS

Metal God Entertainment and Rob Halford are pleased to announce the launch of Metal God Records – a new music label providing global physical and digital distribution services for the world’s Rock and Metal performers. ‘It’s been a long desire of mine to be a co-owner and participate in the operation of a label focused…

COOL VIDEOS OF GOMEZ FROM SXSW 2009

Check out some great new footage that was taken during Gomez’s visit to Austin, TX, this March at this year’s SXSW Music Festival below. See the band in an intimate rehearsal as well as interesting video taken from a photo shoot in East Austin. “A New Tide,” Gomez’s latest album, is now out on ATO…

VOTE NOW FOR GUITAR HERO MUSIC AWARDS 2009

The Guitar Hero Smash Hits 2009 Music Awards are up and running. Fans can vote for their favorite songs and artists in a variety of categories at SmashHits.GuitarHero.com. Bands up for awards include Aerosmith, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy and Jane’s Addiction! Cast your vote now. SKOPE IT HERE!

BLACK TIDE PREMIERE “WARRIORS OF TIME” VIDEO

Florida metallers Black Tide have just premiered their video for “Warriors of Time” EXCLUSIVELY on MTV2. The animated video, directed by Lance Sells, follows Black Tide’s mascot, The Bastard, as he travels through the past, present, and future! SKOPE IT HERE! Having already conquered both Ozzfest and the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, Black Tide are…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: HAZE FEAT MAX B “PROFILING”

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DISNEY.COM LAUNCHES U ROCK 2

Disney.com announced today the launch of U Rock 2, a stand-out promotion that gives fans the opportunity to create their own music videos set to songs from popular Disney artists and post their original videos on the U Rock site (www.Disney.com/URock).   The most popular U Rock video finalists, voted on by fans, will win…

TORI AMOS GETS INTERVIEWED ON SHOCKHOUND.COM

Check out the latest story behind Tori Amos’ new album, Abnormally Attracted To Sin, as she explains its “spiritual erotica” theme and why the Beatles’ Abbey Road was so important to her as a songwriter. SKOPE IT HERE!

BECK.COM EXTENSIVE OVERHAUL TO FEATURE DEBUT OF RECORD CLUB

Beck.com will be undergoing an extensive overhaul in the next month. It will feature several new sections, including Record Club, a regular meeting of various musicians to record an entire album in one day.   Due to the time constraints involved in recording a record in a day, an album will be chosen to be…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Cage “Look At What You Did”

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CAVO BURNING UP ROCK RADIO WITH DEBUT SINGLE “CHAMPAGNE”

Reprise recording artists Cavo continue to burn up the charts on Rock radio with their propulsive debut single “Champagne.”     After hitting airwaves on April 13th, the track has reached an audience of more than 24 million, scoring 124 radio adds amongst all Rock formats. It has claimed the No. 7 slot on Active…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: J-EyE “Follow Me (The Twitter Song)”

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GREAT NORTHERN OFFER SAMPLER OF ‘REMIND ME WHERE THE LIGHT IS’

Great Northern has just released their sophomore release titled, Remind Me Where The Light Is. On their sophomore album, Bixler and Stolte are not afraid to delve into darkness. Taking that risk helped them find beauty in sadness, the uplifting elements in the devastating. “We took a lot more risks by entering uncomfortable territory that…