"I didn't approach it differently, I just kind of used a greater variety of instruments, and denser arrangements," he explains. "Of course, hip-hop remains an important influence on my music, but not everything I do fits under that category."
The new album, his first since 2004's Island/Def Jam release White Trash Beautiful, was co-produced by Everlast with his longtime partner Keefus Ciancia ("He's a real brainiac when it comes to vintage grooves"). Love, War and the Ghost of Whitey Ford is the logical sequel to his 1998 breakthrough, the multi-platinum Whitey Ford Sings the Blues, an eclectic mix of rock, blues, country, pop and hip-hop, which cracked the Billboard Top 20 and sold more than 3 million copies on the strength of its crossover hit, "What It's Like."- Check his Myspace for the latest
|Darker My Love Turn 2 and Line Up Dandy Tour|
The Los Angeles/San Francisco residents will unveil their new polychromatic material with dual-city residencies at various venues around both hometowns throughout July before heading out with The Dandy Warhols as main support on the band's North American tour.
Prior to hitting the road with the indie rock vets, Darker My Love will celebrate their album's release with back-to-back shows at San Francisco's The Independent August 5 and the Troubadour in Los Angeles August 7. The anticipation swells as early radio supporters includes L.A.'s KCRW and Indie 103.1, as well as Seattle's KEXP.- dates
|Spock's Beard DVD|
The footage was shot by D'iMages on May 25, 2007 at De Boerderij in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.
If you pre-Order either of the upcoming Spock's Beard releases, Live (2-CD) or Live DVD and get a limited autographed booklet with purchase- link to that and tracklisting
|Warrant Make Other Plans|
Here are some of the details from Blabbermouth: The reunited classic lineup of '80s hard rockers Warrant, whose tour with Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam was recently cancelled will still play dates this summer.
For the first time since 1994, original Warrant members Jani Lane (vocals), Joey Allen (lead guitar), Jerry Dixon (bass), Erik Turner (guitar) and Steven Sweet (drums) will grace stages across the land together.- Break out your spandex and head here the dates
|Robyn Joins Madonna Tour|
Additional Sticky & Sweet concerts will feature special guest DJ's as support. The Swedish popstrel said "Having been a fan of Madonna since I was a little girl, I'm very excited about sharing a stage with her and playing to her audiences…I'm thrilled."
Robyn will also be showcasing her live show in full HD on the MSN Control Room program which debuts this Thursday June 19th- here
|RockCorps Hitting LA On Friday|
Common, Flyleaf, Akon, Puddle of Mudd and Academy Award Winning hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia are all a part of the stellar line-up hitting the stage in Los Angeles on June 20 performing for more than 3,000 youth volunteers. - more on this story
|Burn In Silence Cancel Farewell Show|
The band issues the following explanation: "Many apologies, but we have to cancel the farewell show. It saddens us just as much as you.
"Unfortunately there were too many complications in putting together the show. We have decided that we were not meant to have a last show, after many failed attempts."
|More Hard Rocker KISS My Ankh|
Former Adler's Appetite vocalist Sheldon Tarsha, former Alice Cooper guitarist Ryan Roxie, former Altaria bassist Marko Pukkila and current White Lion drummer Troy Patrick Farrell have collaborated on a new recording of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion power ballad "That Time of Year."
The original song was the lead single and MTV music video from the second Invasion album "All Systems Go," which featured the recording debut of vocalist Mark Slaughter. A 45-second sample of the new version is now available at the official "KISS MY ANKH" MySpace page. (not provided, sorry but google is your friend-- if you can sort through all the scam/spam pages).- more on this story
|More Accurate Sales Tracking of Overpriced Song Clips|
Nielsen RingScan, a service of The Nielsen Company, has increased its mobile market ringtone data tracking and coverage with the addition of AT&T Mobility's weekly ringtone sales data. Through the expansion, Nielsen RingScan data will now represent ringtone sales of every major US mobile carrier. AT&T, in addition to providing sales data, will also provide weekly ringback sales results for inclusion in Nielsen RingScan's newest report, ringback tracking, scheduled to debut later this year.- who's the hippest of them all? or rather has fans that like paying full price for only part of a song.
|Tokyo Police Club Plan US Invasion This Fall|
The band's incessant touring is in support of their debut full length album Elephant Shell, which was released earlier this year by Saddle Creek Records.
Finally, the band is teaming with the Lupus Foundation Of America to raise money for continued research of lupus, an incurable disease that affects over 1.5 million Americans.- more on this story
|Get In The Moog For The Vortex Music Fest|
Some of the acts include Kero (Ontario), Project 313 (Detroit), Sensory Overload (Philadelphia) and Rex Sepulveda, who founded D records with world renowned DJ Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman).
Aside from an already stellar musical lineup featuring acts such as Toubab Krewe, Perpetual Groove, Telepath, SeepeopleS, Dubconscious and Laura Reed and Deep Pocket, to name a short few, the Vortex Music Festival will also be doing a Manna Food Bank Promotion.- more on this story
|Freshly Dipped Tour|
Tanya Morgan members Donwill, Ilyas, and Von Pea, who put out the critically acclaimed Moonlighting in 2006 and who are promoting their EP The Bridge, are preparing to hit the road again to perform not only some of their past hits but also new tracks for the first time.
The Freshly Dipped Tour is a 45 date, three month-long expo of cutting edge music and fashion from the Hiero crew.- more on this story
|CD For Sic F*cks|
The Sic F*cks were one the earliest NYC punk/glam bands, formed by famous NYC scenesters/sisters Tish and Snooky after their stint as backup singers in Blondie. Herky jerky rhythms and witty lyrics combined with an only-possible-in-NYC glam/trash style made for an incredible band.
This live set features the band running through their best songs for a loving audience at the world famous CBGBs. And yes, Tish and Snooky are the ladies behind the world famous Manic Panic boutique in Manhattan and the cosmetics products of the same name!- more on this story
|Karma To Burn Again|
New edition of "Wild Wonderful Purgatory" includes 6 bonus tracks taken from EP 184.108.40.206 and the bootleg recorded in Utrecht (07.03.2000). Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc. The album will be released on 21st July 2008 in Europe and 2nd September 2008 in USA (via MVD).
Karma to Burn was a desert rock/psychedelic rock band from Morgantown, West Virginia (US) comprised of guitarist William Mecum, bassist Rich Mullins and drummer Nathan Limbaugh (later to be replaced by Rob Oswald for Wild, Wonderful Purgatory).- more on this story
|Evidence One Reissue|
"Tattooed Heart" is their second full-length release and one of their best – it contains all the elements that make a band worth your attention: great musicianship, passionate vocals and a powerful message. If you think that you know all about modern rock music – think again…
New digipak edition of "Tattooed Heart" will be released by Metal Mind Productions on 21st July in Europe and 2nd September 2008 in USA (via MVD). Limited to 2000 copies, digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc.
|Janie Fricke at the Opry|
"It's great to have a new album out this year," Fricke said. "The audience has been very pleased and receptive of the new songs and what we have added to our stage show."
Performing on the Opry has always held a special place in the song girl from Indiana's heart. Fricke, who is known for her unique sound and performance personality, has been a dominating force in the music world.- more on this story
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