|Macca's Fireman Project Finds Its Voice|
"Ambient dreams in rainbow arches describe the circles of The Fireman", is how the duo described their music in a rare interview around the release of their last album 'Rushes' in 1998. Their first album 'Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest', released in 1993, was a solid ambient dance album heavy on electronics. Around this time the identity of The Fireman was unknown until the press exposed the duo as none other than Paul McCartney and Youth. The now defunct music bible Melody Maker heaped praise on the project, "Paul McCartney has discovered dance music - the results are staggeringly brilliant. They (The Fireman) take a melody and, with dexterous genre-hopping through ambient, trance and house, evolve a number of breathtaking variations."
Last year The Fireman returned to work again to start work on what would become Electric Arguments, ultimately finding thirteen days and recording a song on each of those days over the course of a little more than a year. The results this time are entirely different from any previous Fireman release.- more on this story
|Hall and Oates Live CD and DVD Coming|
"John and I have a lot of great memories associated with performing at the Troubadour, since it was our first show in LA," said Daryl. "It's like going back to where it all began for us. We've always had an enthusiastic following in Los Angeles, and this is a chance for our fans to see us up close and personal in an intimate setting."
Beyond the classic hits, the sold-out shows featured rarely performed fan favorites and deep album cuts, as well as Daryl Hall solo material, with the duo backed by a band comprised of longtime member T-Bone Wolk on guitar and vocals, Mike Braun on drums, Charles DeChant on sax, keys and vocals, Eliot Lewis on keys and vocals, Zev Katz on bass, and Everett Bradley on percussion and vocals. - more on this story
|Amid Financial Crisis Senate Takes Time To Help Their Buddies In The Music Biz|
The bill allows for SoundExchange, on behalf of copyright owners and performers, to negotiate with Internet radio services through 2015 an alternative royalty agreement while Congress is in recess.
The negotiations are aimed at setting aside a 2007 decision by the Copyright Royalty Board that set a royalty rate that Internet radio participants said would endanger the fiscal health of webcasting. [Can't wait to see the first lawsuit after the "agreement" is reached that challenges it as Unconstitutional under Equal Protection.. Easy solution: use the same rates as radio.]- more on this story
|Razia's Shadow (A Musical)|
The intricately crafted concept recording – which features vocal performances from members of such bands as Panic At The Disco, Saves The Day, and Say Anything – marks a milestone for Forgive Durden, as they follow up their 2006 full-length debut, "Wonderland," with an unprecedented work of rock 'n' roll songwriting and storytelling. "Razia's Shadow" arrives in stores and at online music retailers on October 28th.
Composed and conceived by the band's singer/songwriter Thomas Dutton, "Razia's Shadow" is a full-on piece of musical talespinning, complete with elaborate characters, powerful themes, and a hauntingly beautiful narrative. The album tells the story of a world divided in two by the selfish actions of a powerful, egotistical, and yet insecure angel. After generations of darkness, the world is eventually brought back together by the love and sacrifice of a couple brave enough to fulfill their destinies.- more on this story
|Tokyo Rosenthal New CD and Tour|
Produced by Tokyo with additional production by indie music legend Chris Stamey, Rosenthal's new CD, featuring the single "St. Patrick's Day" and the title track "Love Won Out", is scheduled for release on Sept. 30, 2008. Recorded at Stamey's Modern Recording studio, along with Chris who plays bass and harmonium and Alex Little on bass, guest artists on 'Love Won Out' include Brent Lambert (slide guitar), Bobby Britt (violin) and Jeff Taylor (flute). Also featured on the CD is Al Perkins on pedal steel guitar, who is best known for his work with the Flying Burrito Bros and Steven Still's Mannassas.
|Chat Gone Wild|
Rhino Bucket join Helix, Junkyard, Dangerous Toys and Saigon Kick to the ever-growing Rock Gone Wild roster. Festival artists will chat online exclusively with ticket-holders. This exciting interactive experience kicks off in the coming weeks and will continue until August 2009. Brian Vollmer of Helix will participate in the first chat.- more on this story
|Treponem Pal Aggravation Redux|
New digipack edition is digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc and limited to 2000 copies. The release date is scheduled for 27th October 2008 in Europe and 25th November 2008 in USA (via MVD).- more on this story
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