|Ryan Cabrera Goes Indie|
"It feels right," says the 25-year-old native Texan of the music he's been creating with the transplanted Australian production team of Daniel James and Leah Haywood. "I really wanted to take my time and not have a huge company telling me what I should be making." - more on this story
|Anthrax on Sirius Hard Files|
Listen to hear the entire story of how Dan went from local New York band to fronting one of the world's most dominating metal acts. Plus you'll hear Jose challenge Dan to a Sirius Anthrax trivia challenge to see if he really knows his s**t about the band he just joined. There's always "room for one more" Anthrax fan inside the Hard Attack studios during this special Hard Files.
Hard Files is a weekly one hour aural glimpse into the music and lives of some of your favorite metal bands. The show airs Thursdays at 7 pm ET, and is rebroadcast Fridays at noon ET, Saturdays at 3 pm ET and Sundays at 6 pm ET.- Sirius Hard Files
|Dem Franchize Boyz Soph|
DEM FRANCHIZE BOYZ, hailing from Atlanta's Westside, are Bernard "Jizzal Man" Leverette, Maurice "Parlae" Gleaton, Gerald "Buddie" Tiller and Jamal "Pimpin'" Willingham. They debuted on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart in 2004 with the top 25 single "White Tees," but broke through on a mass level on their Virgin Records debut with the single release of "I Think They Like Me," a three-week No. 1 in the R&B/Hip-Hop radio format in late 2005 that ushered the sparse but irresistibly hookish "snap music" into clubs and radio.- more on this story
|Onesidezero Tour Plans|
"We are looking forward to getting back to our fan base, in a more grass roots way," says frontman Jasan Radford. "The in-stores are a great way for us to get face to face with some of the people that have supported us over the years."- dates
|Real World Road Rules Challenge Returns|
This season, 32 favorite "Veterans" and "Rookies" from "The Real World" and "Road Rules" will battle it out for $400,000 in cash and prizes, in a winning team takes all competition. Pro BMX dirt jumper, TJ Lavin will be back again as host to lead the teams through the challenges. Players find themselves competing in some of the hardest obstacles yet, both on and off the playing field.- more on this story
|The Funeral Pyre Hit The Road|
As the final tour in support of THE FUNERAL PYRE's latest second full-length, 'The Nature of Betrayal,' the band will hit the studio to track with John Haddad (Eyes of Fire, Intronaut, Abysmal Dawn) in late February and March before sending tracks off to Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Through The Eyes of the Dead) for mastering. The album, tentatively-titled 'Wounds,' is scheduled for a July release through Prosthetic Records.
Currently planning on playing a handful of new tracks while on the road, THE FUNERAL PYRE saw the re-release of 'The Nature of Betrayal' in March 2007 after a distribution deal with Bay Area label Creator-Destructor Records, which initially released the album in late 2006.
|October File Withdraw From Prong Tour|
The doctors have advised him that he cannot until after seeing specialist advice and getting the correct ear protection continue to be exposed to loud noise. We had hoped Steve's infection would clear up enough so that he could get proper protection fitted in time to do the tour but they cannot fit these plugs for him until his infection has cleared, which unfortunately for him his infection and severe Tinnitus is still on- going.
We cannot express the disappointment we feel at this time, we were so looking forward to this tour and we know a lot of people were looking forward to seeing us. We can only hope Steve gets well enough to continue and we hope that soon we can announce new dates. We wish Prong the very best for the dates.- more on this story
|LA Music Academy Hires Josh Groban Music Director|
Akoni says, "One of my main priorities is to seek out the best and the brightest in the guitar community and bring them to LA Music Academy." The school has secured a number of scholarships and incentives for advanced and otherwise high potential students wishing to attend. He adds, "I am thrilled to be a part of the school and the program during this amazing period of growth" Akoni's other plans include helping to build the roster for the school's new Artist in Residence program, whose ranks already include noted guitarist Carl Verheyen.- more on this story
|Luke Doucet Releases 7th Album|
Blood's Too Rich takes Luke's songwriting and his status as revered guitarist to the next level. From its 70's concert-poster inspired artwork to its luscious guitar solos and bluesy riffs, Blood is hi-fi meets high-ball, less jam-band and more The Band. This is the core of the rock and roll scene. It's a record that harkens back to his days fronting surf-noir trio, Veal, his youth spent admiring Neil Young, Howlin' Wolf and Stray Cats, one that retells his tales of living at the heart of Country — Nashville, TN, where he wrote the record in early 2007.- more on this story
|Tift Merritt Returns|
Another Country was written by Tift Merritt, produced by George Drakoulias, and recorded by David Bianco. The players include guitarists Charlie Sexton and Doug Pettibone and Tift's longtime band, Zeke Hutchins (drums), Jay Brown (bass) and Danny Eisenberg (keyboards).
Merritt will also host her very own public radio program starting in early '08. A program of artist-to-artist radio interviews entitled "The Spark" will debut on Marfa, Texas Public Radio on January 27, 2008. Merritt's very first guest is Nick Hornby.
|Gibson Brothers Set Release|
Iron & Diamonds boasts the brothers' best vocal mix to date thanks to being able to record live on one mike, capturing the energy and closeness that concert audiences rave about. The band -- Mike Barber on bass, Clayton Campbell on fiddle, and Rick Hayes on mandolin -- is tighter than ever, complementing the brothers' harmonies with adept instrumental performances.- more on this story
|Nicole Atkins Tour|
Stay tuned for the video for Nicole's upcoming single, "Maybe Tonight", directed by Josh Forbes (The Shins, Cold War Kids).
January 25 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
February 14 - Algonquin Arts - Manasquan, NJ
February 15 - T.T. The Bear's - Cambridge, MA
February 16 - Soundlab (Big Orbits Soundlab) - Buffalo, NY
February 17 - Lee's Palace - Toronto, ONT
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