|Tarja Week: Sing for Me and Minor Heaven|
Sing for me: I received the song when the band was nearly done with the recordings of the album in Ireland. I heard it and immediately loved it. It fits perfectly to the complete sound and idea of the album with its orchestral and choir arrangements, spooky mood and gorgeous melodies. This was one of the few songs that I didn't change at all, which is quite amazing considering that I received it so late.
Minor Heaven: I have been asked already what means Minor Heaven. I don't think this
question has an answer. MH is what you want it to be. I fell in love with the melody and I imagined the song as one of the beautiful lieds that I have been performing in my classical concerts. I asked my dear friend Izumi to play piano to reinforce that idea of mine. The song evolves into a bigger sound with orchestra and guitars and I do like the combination of them very much.
The CD hits US stores on Feb 26th but you can preview tracks and learn more- right here!
The controversial rapper's weight is believed to have ballooned to 200lbs (14 and a half stones) in recent months, which has not helped his condition.
TMZ claims that Em – real name Marshall Mathers – has since been discharged from hospital and is now at home recuperating.
|Cyrus Admits Fake Hannah Montana|
But the 15-year-old's representative insists a double is a necessity of the performance, telling OK! magazine, "To help speed the transition from Hannah to Miley, there is a production element during the performance of We Got The Party incorporating a body double for Miley.
"After Hannah has completed the featured verse on the duet with the Jonas Brothers, a body double appears approximately one to two minutes prior to the end of the song in order to allow Miley to remove the Hannah wig and costume and transform into Miley for her solo set.- more on this story
|Less Than Jake Go Indie|
Starting March 18, the Gainesville, Florida band will reissue Goodbye Blue And White, Pezcore, Losers, Kinds And Things We Don't Understand and a DVD of Peoples History Of Less Than Jake.
Since their formation in 1992, the five-piece has had their share of ups and downs with record labels, but according to drummer and lyricist Vinnie Fiorello, going out on their own was an "empowering" next move.
|Warmachine Vs Megadeth|
However, Warmachine is not opening up for Megadeth across Europe in February and March, EVILE is.
Warmachine vocalist/guitarist Joe DiTaranto has issued the following statement: "I have to address a matter that I am very unhappy about. Dave Mustaine has stated that 'Warmachine do not have the means to do the tour.' This is completely untrue! We had more than enough means to do the tour (ie. tour support, work visas, passports, crew, etc.). Dave nor his management have not even bothered to contact us at all during this whole thing. So he/they would not be aware of that."- more on this story
|Rolling Stones Film Coming in April|
The film, which was shot over two days at the Beacon Theatre in New York in 2006, provides a live look at the band through Scorsese's eyes.
It also includes backstage and rare archived footage, as well as new interviews with the band.- more on this story
|Finch Recording New Music|
The band wrote on Gazillionaire: So, we had a band meeting on Friday night and we decided that we're going to try and record our new song to put up on our site and myspace as soon as we can. This will be our first truly indie release even if its just one song… whatever still exciting to me.
"We're so DIY now a days it rules. We're doing this next tour with out any of our trusty friends, so its just the 5 of us in a van like most bands do."
|Def Leppard, Styx and REO Speedwagon Tour|
Please note that the dates announced do not make up the full 2008 tour. The band are still working on dates for other parts of the world, and these will be announced as soon as they are fully confirmed.
The first presales will take place between WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 at 10.00AM (local venue time) and will end 24 hours later, on THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 at 10.00AM. During this period, Fan Club members can log in to the Def Leppard Fan Club site and get their own unique codes, which will give them access to the 24-hour presales on ILoveAllAccess.com and Ticketmaster.com. If you are not a member of the Def Leppard Fan Club yet, you can also buy a Fan Club bundle on Ticketmaster.com, which consists of a Fan Club subscription and concert tickets.
March 27 - Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
March 29 - Hard Rock, Hollywood, FL
March 30 - Germain Arena, Estero, FL
April 1 - Bi-Lo Center, Greenville, SC
April 3 - Sovereign Arena, Reading, PA
|UK to Lift CD Rip Ban?|
Millions of people already "rip" discs to their computers and move the files to MP3 players, although the process is technically against copyright law.
Intellectual property minister Lord Triesman said the law should be changed so it "keeps up with the times". Music industry bodies gave a cautious welcome to the proposals, which are up for public consultation until 8 April.
|Gigantour Canadian Dates|
28 - Quebec City - Pavillon de la Jeunesse
29 - Montréal, QC - Bell Centre
30 - Toronto, ON - Arrow Hall
|Nada Surf Tour|
The tour will see the boys heading from Tempe all the way to Philadelphia, including a stop at New York's Terminal 5 where they'll be sharing the stage with the recently reformed Superdrag.
Along for the ride will be The Little Ones and labelmates What Made Milwaukee Famous.- more on this story
|DVD about the band that spawned Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and more|
The audience will be taken on a musical journey from the highest of the highs, to the bands all time lows. It's truly a frustrating story of the band's repeated bad luck juxtaposed with a close-up look at their influential musical approach. As Charles Cross (author/writer) states in the movie, this is a story of, "What could have been as opposed to what was".
"TAD took the idea of playing LIVE very seriously; it was a life or death matter. This DVD not only stands as testimony to that claim, but it's also a cinematic document of the world's HEAVIEST band EVER (as Bruce Pavitt so incisively puts it) bodily stretching that assertion beyond any previously known limitations. Better than a tattoo, it's an open scar that roars, a broken alarm bell ringing from the lost event horizon of a long-dead star, one we could never see--that is, until this DVD clipped it back onto the light box of the silver screen, where it can be deciphered and viewed anew. This documentary telescopes the musical pathology of TAD down into the image of an electrocardiograph recording the minor-mode melody of a final infarct, a demented soundtrack that is neither tame nor de-clawed. It was never meant to be. Dare to feel it, and, like me, risk bleeding internally."- 9 Reasons Why Tad rule
|Spring 2008 MySpace Music Tour|
The second in a series of MySpace produced and branded concert events slated for each fall and spring, the Spring 2008 MySpace Music Tour, produced by Live Nation, the world's largest live music company, will kick off March 3rd in Austin, TX, and finish on March 31st in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets will go on sale to the general public January 9 – 12 at the , local ticket outlets and venue box offices.
"MySpace members can connect with and discover an endless amount of bands and music on the site, and the MySpace Music Tour concert series gives us the opportunity to showcase some of the very best in today's music culture, doing what they do best, for fans across the country," said Tom Anderson, president and co-founder of MySpace. "Justice has a phenomenal thing going on, and I can't wait to see them on this tour!" - Music Tour MySpace profile
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