|Sister Hazel Week: Day 3 "Champagne High"|
"Champagne High": I wrote this song about going the wedding of my ex-girlfriend and also about inviting exes to my own wedding.
It's a weird thing to do either way, but they were interesting opportunities for a lot of "what if" thinking
Learn more about the new CD, preview some tracks and grab tour dates- here
|Metallica Now Magnetica?|
Blabbermouth speculates that this just might be the artwork to their new album "Silence The Critics, Even The Ones That Praise Us" (not really the title), which is expected to street in September.
The mysterious artwork features two back to back magnets shooting out the M in Metallica's logo. It was posted on the Metallica website under the headline "???". Our guess is that it was sent in by a fan and they liked it enough to post it, but it could be the artwork (if they have $50 budget for such things).- Check it out here
|Nine Inch Nails TV Show Planned|
The article does not go into much detail about the project, except to say that Reznor is working on it with producer Lawrence Bender, who is Quentin Tarantino's partner
The rest of the Times interview, which took place at Reznor's home "on the outskirts of Beverly Hills," touches on his abandonment of the major label system, his recent online album releases, and his own struggle to reinvent himself in the age of music downloading.- more on this story
|Coolio Busted in the Gansta Paradise|
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that the rapper (real name: Artis Leon Ivey, Jr. -- yes, we're serious) was pulled over in a 1996 Hummer for a minor traffic violation.
That's when the po-po discovered that there was a warrant for Coolio's suspended license. They took him into custody, and his bail has been set at $10,000.- more on this story
|Guns N' Celeb Rehab|
Similar to the first cycle, the second season of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" will follow Jeff Conaway as he checks back into rehab after a series of back surgeries, setbacks and subsequent reliance on pain medications.
Joining him in rehab are Sean Stewart ("Sons of Hollywood"), Amber Smith (model/actress), Rodney King, Nikki McKibbon ("American Idol"), Adler and Kitaen. Gary Busey, who is 13 years sober from his cocaine addiction, will also be joining the cast to take the journey with the others and to share his experiences on the recovery process.- more on this story
|More Music Biz Stupidity, Diddy Smash Up, Streaming Priest, Willie, Wynton, and Jay, BRMC Lose Member, As I Lay Dying Pull Out, Guys Has Lots of Buddies and more|
A guy got passed-out wasted and plowed into a fleet of super-pricey whips in NYC the other night -- too bad for him, that $400,000 Maybach he hit belonged to Diddy. Diddy reportedly wasn't there, he was too busy standing next to some rapper's car. more
MTV.com's The Leak is currently streaming Judas Priest's upcoming concept album, Nostradamus. Go here
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club drummer Nick Jago has split with the band for a second time, just prior to the launch of a European tour. However, core members Robert Levon Been and Peter Hayes insist Jago is not "fired." more
Willie Nelson and Wynton Marasalis are confirmed to perform on The Tonight Show July 10th
As I Lay Dying have issued the following update: "Due to an unforeseen family emergency we regret to inform you that we have no choice but to cancel our performance this Friday June 13th at Ichthus Festival in Wilmore, KY. more
Guitar legend Buddy Guy has Eric Clapton, Robert Randolph, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks in his corner on "Skin Deep," his next Silvertone/Zomba album. more
Download Festival organizers have issued the following update: "Join us for our world-record attempt for the 'most people made up as KISS' — taking place at Download on Friday, where KISS will rock the Festival! Only you can help make it happen... We hope to be able to set a record for over 400 faces painted within three hours. more
Happy 98th Birthday, Howlin' Wolf. Gison tells you how this musical pioneer took the Blues from the Delta to the World. check it out here
Irmin Schmidt, founder member of the legendary German avant-garde rock group Can, and breakbeat pioneer, producer and Professor Of Popular Music, Kumo (aka Jono Podmore) release "Axolotl Eyes" July 22, 2008.
HARD Summer Festival is nearing and the already impressive line-up is growing. LA Riots, DJ Momjeans (Danny Masterson) and Squeak E. Clean (NASA) have been added to the bill featuring N*E*R*D, MSTRKRFT, Spank Rock, Kid Sister and other favorites from the hip-hop and electro worlds. The second event, from the folks who brought you HARD NYE with Justice and Peaches, will take place under the summer night sky Saturday, July 19 at the Shrine Expo Hall in downtown Los Angeles.
The remaking of EMI continued today (June 10) with the announcement that Lee Trink will step down as Capitol Music Group president at the end of June.- more on this story
|Coldplay Tour Delay|
The first few dates of the North American tour have been rescheduled due to production delays. "We're very sorry, but we promise you a show worthy of your patience and understanding when we start in mid-July," said Coldplay. Tickets already purchased for these shows will be honored on the new dates.- more on this story
|Best Fake Bands|
The band employed top tier writers including Neil Diamond and a team of Brill Building all-stars. When the band decided they wanted to play their own instruments it was the beginning of the end, although the album Head is an undisputed psychsploitation classic. Steven Stills was even in the running to become one of the original Monkees. He was turned away because producers felt his receding hairline didn't bode well for a future made-for-TV teen idol.
Spinal Tap – Set your amp all the way to 11! Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls, and a literal army of drummers and keyboardists (some of whom have even been known to spontaneously combust mid-set!) are the high watermark of faux-bands. Tap had roots all the way back to the skiffle scene of late '50s Britain and dabbled in flower power before settling into heavy metal.- grab all the fake fun here
|Wishbone Ash Announce AshFest|
Join Andy Powell, Bob Skeat, Muddy Manninen and Joe Crabtree from Sept. 4 through 7 at the Sandpiper Club Med in St. Lucie, Florida. Relax at this all-inclusive resort and enjoy two private concerts with your favorite band. Organized by OceanConcerts, this very special AshFest is a unique way to bring together Wishbone Ash and their fans in a soothing atmosphere.
"AshFest provides a great opportunity for music fans to hang out with the band and meet like-minded music lovers," says guitarist/singer Andy Powell. "We held similar events on exotic cruises in previous years and they were a huge success. This year we decided to move to dry land and chose Club Med for its glamorous location, all inclusive hospitality and huge array of activities. We want families to be able to get the best of both both worlds - vacation and concert - to provide the experience of a lifetime."- more on this story
|104,000 People Journey To Wal*Mart For Music|
"We are thrilled with the early success of Journey's 'Revelation' music project, and clearly our customer is excited about it too," said Jeff Maas, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Entertainment, Wal-Mart U.S. "We believe that if we continue to find innovative products, priced to showcase the value, our customers will show their excitement by purchasing the product. Journey has been great to work with and clearly this reflects a win for them and for our customer."
The first disc consists of 11 new songs, the second is filled with 11 re-recorded classics, and the third is a live, in-concert DVD. All of the music on Revelation was produced by Kevin Shirley (who previously worked with Journey on their Platinum-certified Trial By Fire album). - more on this story
|Sigur Ros Time Warp Pisses Off Fans|
While no one has yet come up with a ticket plea as creative as that dude who was willing to trade expensive Champagne for an Arcade Fire ticket last year, that's made up for by the fury and bile emanating from Brooklyn Vegan's commenters who got locked out of the show and who were either utterly offended by the fact that BV put up a reminder post about the onsale this morning or utterly baffled by the MoMA site's information design and loose concept of time.
The tickets were supposed to go onsale at noon, but they apparently went up about five minutes earlier; the show is actually part of the exhibition "Take Your Time," so perhaps MoMA's Web site was given an off-kilter internal clock as part of the artist's overall statement. Some people were getting "sold out" messages before the show's official on-sale time, a bit of Internet sleight-of-hand that resulted in one commenter quipping, "i ordered 25 tickets, you can email me about them at firstname.lastname@example.org."- more on this story
|Alexisonfire's Dallas Green Releasing Acoustic Previews of City And Colour CD|
"MySpace Transmissions" invited City and Colour into their studios earlier this year to record a solo acoustic set and exclusive interview. The performance will begin streaming worldwide on MYSPACE.COM/TRANSMISSIONS, today, June 10 and the audio portion will be sold exclusively through Amazon mp3 in the US and in the rest of the world through mymerchtable.com.
Beginning June 24 (June 17 in Canada) a special "iTunes Session" acoustic performance will be available on iTunes worldwide. The session features six tracks that Green recorded in Canada in April 2008.- more on this story
|The Veronicas In Wireless Stores|
Lisa and Jess are eager to meet their fans, so check the schedule below to see if they will be in your city and be sure to go say hello.
Their electro-beat driven album, Hook Me Up, is now available on iTunes in the US
Monday, June 16
2220 W Oregon Ave.
|Joshua Radin and Vanessa Carlton Tour|
Radin's debut, "We Were Here," which came out in 2006 received a four-star review from Rolling Stone, who hailed the album as "understated, poignant and refreshingly frank." [don't hold that against him]
In February, Radin released an iTunes-only digital EP "Unclear Sky", which included a duet with songstress, Ingrid Michaelson as well as debuted in the top 10 at iTunes.- dates
|Guy That Sang for AC/DC for about Five Minutes Releasing New Album|
Evans recorded 'Judgement Day' in Brisbane with producer Mark Tinson. It will feature 10 tracks, including a cover of 'House of the Rising Sun'.
The first single will be 'We Don't Dance To Your Song'. A live video will be made for the single. Evans will release 'Judgement Day' on July 14 through MGM.- more on this story
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