|Delta Spirit Debut in Stores This August|
Hailing from San Diego, California, drummer Brandon Young, bassist Jon Jameson and guitarist Sean Walker were accomplished musicians in need of a vocalist, whom they found in the impassioned, aspiring performer Matt Vasquez in 2004. With the addition of friend and multi-instrumentalist Kelly Winrich, Delta Spirit was complete and perfecting their signature blend of fervent indie-rock and soul-stirring croons, reminiscent of compatriots The Walkmen and Spoon, that soon earned them praise both live and on their first EP release, I Think I've Found It.- more on this story
|Maria Taylor and Johnathan Rice Team Up for Tour|
No stranger to the stage, Maria's live show breathes new life into her impeccable song craft and distinctive catalogue of work. Maria will self-release a digital EP by the name of Savanna Drive on June 17th. Recorded with producer (Bright Eyes), musician (Now It's Overhead), and friend Andy LeMaster, the EP will be a mix of notable tracks from 11:11 and Lynn Teeter Flower, as well as new songs, all performed acoustically.- more on this story
|Ray LaMontagne Sets Release|
Whereas LaMontagne's two previous albums, Trouble and Till The Sun Turns Black, were largely solo affairs, with Johns serving as multi-tasking instrumentalist, Gossip In The Grain sees him joined by members of his touring band, bassist Jennifer Condos and guitarist Eric Heywood (with Johns largely handling drum duties). Along with his band members, LaMontagne is also joined on two tracks - "A Falling Through" and "I Still Care For You" - by singer/songwriter Leona Naess.- more on this story
|Gabe Dixon Band Set August Release|
|Adam Marsland's Greatest Hits|
"I wanted to present my songs in the most undeniable way I could. I've had this weird journey from punk guy to indie guy to pop guy to this kind of elder statesman do-it-all person who's rooted in a classic sound. Every one of my albums was different. So if someone said to me 'what do you do?' I didn't have an easy answer for them," comments Marsland on why he decided to do "Daylight Kissing Night". "Now, there's this record with twenty of my best songs, and it covers everything I've done without sounding inconsistent, and people can come away from it understanding who I am and what I do."
Marsland cut his teeth touring with pop/rock band Cockeyed Ghost, who between 1996 and 2001 released five records (four studio records and a rarities collection), and in 2001, after disbanding Cockeyed Ghost, Marsland hit the road and began touring heavily as a solo act, culminating in the release of his debut solo album, 2002's live record, "232 Days on the Road".- more on this story
Taking place June 12 at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, CA, the evening will also feature Epitaph Records founder Brett Gurewitz (also of the band Bad Religion), Joe Escalante (The Vandals, Kung Fu Records founder), Tom DeLonge (Angels and Airwaves and Modlife founder), Philip Sneed (Story of the Year) and Max Bemis (Say Anything), with moderator Jason Pettigrew, editor-in-chief of Alternative Press.
Please join us for GC Sessions as we kick off the Warped Tour. This event is free and open to the public! June 12, 2008 @ 6PM Guitar Center Hollywood 7425 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA- guitarcenter.com
|Sister Hazel Blow Open Hard Rock Park|
While Newell played a custom Hard Rock guitar, fireworks and pyrotechnics "blew open" the gates of the park, signaling to guests of all ages that this destination is officially open and ready to rock their worlds. Says Newell: "The people at Hard Rock Park have been amazing to Sister Hazel and the ceremony was incredible. I just feel lucky to have been a part of such a historical moment!"
Sister Hazel, who will be on tour throughout 2008, returns to Hard Rock Park on July 4th to perform in the amphitheater there.- more on this story
|For Frankie Valli Reissues Is The Word|
|George Jones Offering Rockers For Adoption Hope|
A special George Jones miniature rocking chair has been designed and is autographed by George in an effort to raise funds for HopeHouse, which enables adoptions by addressing adequate housing needs which results in three or more children being given a family and a future.
Each miniature decorative Rocking Chair, which is autographed by George, only costs $10, including postage and handling. To purchase this decorative rocking chair or other George Jones merchandise, log onto- www.georgejones.com
|Miss Derringer Tapped For On The Doll Premiere|
To celebrate, Miss Derringer (with acclaimed Los Angeles artist Liz McGrath on lead vocals), is performing an exclusive set while on their current tour with Blondie. The film's soundtrack includes an original score by Paul D'Amour (TOOL), and new music by The Crystal Method, Miss Derringer, Otep, Feersum Ennjin (Paul's new band), and The Black Heart Procession.
"ON THE DOLL" will be screening at the ultra cool and indie fave Village East Cinema starting on Friday the 13th (of course!!!). It is an intense and provocative drama dealing with themes of child abuse and victimization. The title comes from the phrase asked of children to "Show me on the doll where you were touched".- more on this story
|The Spill Canvas Bowling For AIDS|
Fans are being asked to donate a t-shirt for those living with HIV/AIDS who are in need of clothing, which will then be sent in a care package from The Spill Canvas & their fans & MTVu. Check out the dates of the bowling parties below and make sure to RSVP!- rsvp details and event locations
|TMT Fest Postponed As Sebastian Bach Cancels|
We are currently spending every waking moment searching for a replacement venue that will satisfy both our needs and please all of the bands and fans. The lack of basic cooperation on the part of the venue is what has prompted this decision. We tried in vain to make every effort necessary, but in the end - they failed us.
"There will be two lineup changes - Forbidden had a problem between management and booking, they decided to play another gig that weekend. Metal Mike contacted us when Sebastian Bach decided to go on tour, this tour conflicted with the concert date. We wish both bands good luck in their endeavors."- more metal news
|Thin Lizzy Christmas|
More than thirty years on from the release of such anthems as 'Jailbreak' and 'Whiskey In The Jar' and twenty years on from the death of front man Phil Lynott, the group say they now perform to keep the legacy of the band intact.
The current line up consists of veterans from Lynott's day, John Sykes, who has taken on the vocals, and Scott Gorham.
|Jagger, Plant and Slash Tribute Bo Diddley|
"He was a wonderful, original musician who was an enormous force in music and was a big influence on The Rolling Stones," said Mick Jagger in a statement. He was very generous to us in our early years and we learned a lot from him. We will never see his like again."
According to the BBC, Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant said Diddley's "voice and relentless, glorious anthems echo down through my years This royal shape shifter continues to influence four generations of musicians on a daily basis," he added.
BB King, praised Diddly as "a music pioneer and legend with a unique style. We always had a good time when we played together. He will truly be missed, but his legacy will live on forever," King, 82, said through his publicist according to AFP
Slash told NME.COM that Diddley greatly influenced countless musicians, and the Bo Diddley beat was the inspiration for Guns N Roses' song 'Mr Brownstone'. "He's a huge hero of mine and the fact that he knew who I was a huge compliment," Slash said. "Bo Diddley created a myth that was uniquely his own. An entire rhythm is owed to just one guy and that's pretty rare," he said.- Read Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart's tribute at NME
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