|The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story Screenings|
This new definitive edition includes two discs with over 2 1/2 hours of DVD extras, including lengthy unedited interviews from all members of the Pink Floyd. In addition, a limited edition run of 5,000 will be available. This version will also include Oyster Box packaging with ten items of reproduction memorabilia in a special printed envelope.
The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story retells the fascinating story of the start of one of the largest and most influential bands in rock and the drug induced breakdown of their original song writer and lead man.- more info and screening dates
|Lynyrd Skynyrd Honored|
The 29th annual festivities will begin with the Governor's Reception hosted by Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, followed by dinner and the Georgy® Awards Show with celebrity presenters and a performance by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Other inductees include Usher, Mylon LeFevre, Freddy Cole and Babs Richardson.
Ranked as one of the best-selling bands of all time by the Recording Industry Association of America and recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Lynyrd Skynyrd is still going strong with almost 65 albums, 30 million albums sold to date, and over 80 performances annually.- more on this story
|Sea Wolf Invasion Coming|
The revered storyteller, along with band, recently returned from a second stateside jaunt alongside Silversun Pickups and will embark on a tour with Nada Surf later this fall. Before heading out, the L.A. locals have been tapped to perform their orchestral indie-pop alongside French superstars Air, at The Greek Theatre later this month.
"Winter Windows," replete with its instantly recognizable air organ and swirling keyboard, will be the album's lead radio track, while a highly imaginative video by acclaimed director Cat Solen (Bright Eyes, Death Cab For Cutie, CSS) is in the works. The current radio single, "You're A Wolf," from Sea Wolf's EP, 'Get To The River Before It Runs Too Low,' is receiving major spins across the country. - more on this story
|John Butler Trio Good Excuse Tour|
The schedule will kick off on November 1st at Indianapolis' Vogue Theatre, and then travel the continent through early December (see attached itinerary). Support comes from singer/songwriters George Stanford (November 1st and 2nd); Gomez's Ian Ball (November 5th through 14th); and Brett Dennen (November 18th through December 9th). Additional dates and special guests will be announced shortly. Pre-sale tickets are currently available at JohnButlerTrio.com , with public sales starting this Saturday, September 8th.- more on this story
|Babyface Goes Country|
The two soulful voices will join as one
on the latest episode of CMT Crossroads: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds And Trisha
Yearwood premiering Friday, Sept. 21 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT. CMT Crossroads:
Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds And Trisha Yearwood will be re-telecast on Saturday,
Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 23 at 10:00 a.m.; Tuesday,
Sept. 25 at 2:00 p.m.; Saturday, Sept 29 at 10:00 a.m.; and Sunday Sept.
30 at 2:00 p.m. All times are ET/PT.
- more on this story
|Fiddy Vs Kanye Battle Will Be Televised|
Sold out crowds nearing 1,000 fans each night are anticipated to line up and catch their favorite artists up close and in person for the free concerts smack in the middle of Hollywood.
Coincidently, rap heavyweights 50 Cent and Kanye West prepare to battle for the top spot on the charts as their third albums both drop Tuesday, September 11. Hot Hot Heat will also release their third album that same day. - more on this story
|Rise To Addiction Set US Date|
Recording took place at Backstage Studios and The Cell in England during 2006.The tracking and production was handled by Rise To Addiction while the final mix was completed by Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Megadeth).The cover artwork and sleeve design has been completed by band guitarist John Slater.- more on this story
|MTV Confirms Britney for VMAs|
Immediately following Spears' performance, fans who want more of the superstar can download two ringtones available exclusively through MTV Mobile for two days prior to any other service. The tones -- one for "Gimme More" and the other featuring the much discussed "It's Britney, B****" catch phrase from "Gimme More's" intro -- are available for fans who text "Gimme" or "Brit" to 33633. MTV Mobile also will carry a live simulcast of the show, a first ever for an awards show.- more on this story
|The Blackout is Coming|
The Blackout cruised onto the rock community's radar a year ago with the fearsome statement of intent that was the cunningly titled six-track Fierce Panda mini-album The Blackout! The Blackout! The Blackout!. Yet they were scarcely naïve chancers back then: by the time Fierce Panda had picked up the A&R pace the band had played over 100 live shows; by the time they started working on We Are The Dynamite! they had already shared stages with their fellow newcomer peers of 2006, Gallows and Enter Shikari, as well as Fightstar, Lostprophets, Eighteen Visions, The Used and Kids In Glass Houses.
It is faintly remarkable then that in spite of all that pedigree "The Beijing Cocktail" is only The Blackout's second ever single, following last year's limited edition CD release "Hard Slammin."- more on this story
|MGMT Supporting Of Montreal|
The MGMT boys have earned Of Montreal's early seal of approval, along with an invitation to join them on a national tour, and their much-anticipated debut album Oracular Spectacular is now coming out digitally in October (ahead of the CD which will drop in early '08).
2 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre *
3 Urbana, IL - Canopy Club *
4 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre *- more on this story
|Razorlight American Tour|
"We've spent most of this year trying to find time to tour in the States, so we're really looking forward to finally getting to play these shows. We felt we made a real connection with the US fans when we were over in the Spring, so we want to build on that," says Johnny Borrell.
"We proved a lot with the band's second album, I think we grew as songwriters and took Razorlight to a new level which these days seems pretty rare with bands on their second record," Borrell commented.- more on this story
|Switchfoot and Relient K Tour|
"For the past three years the Bro-am has been an amazing chance to give back to our local community," says Switchfoot lead vocalist Jon Foreman of the annual surfing/music event the band founded to benefit San Diego's Care House. "We wanted our next tour to be built the same way: giving directly to local communities around the country. Habitat for Humanity was an obvious fit; we're honored to be partnering with such a great organization."
"We've been trying to get back on the road with Switchfoot ever since the first time we toured together," says Relient K lead singer Matt Thiessen. "The two of our bands combine for a really diverse show that seems to flow together in a very natural way. We're also big fans, so we get to ask for their autographs and take pictures with them every night."- more on this story
|Chuck Ragan Tour|
The second half of the tour will begin November 23 in Tampa, followed by a stint in Ragan's hometown of Gainesville before trekking up the East Coast and ending in Philadelphia on December 2. This new set of dates follows Ragan's September 12 – October 14 European tour with performances in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Belgium. - more on this story