|PJ Harvey and John Parish Go South By Southwest|
The SXSW Music And Media Conference is a legendary festival and industry conference showcasing more than 1,800 musical acts of all genres from around the globe on over eighty stages in downtown Austin, TX. SXSW 2009 is March 18-22.
After SXSW, the pair, backed by a band comprising of Eric Drew Feldman, Jean Marc Butty & Giovanni Ferrario, will then head to LA for an intimate show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on March 23rd, and will perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) on March 24th.
|Tommy Lee's Excuse For Helicopter Incident|
But the star is adamant he wasn't breaking any laws - and was instead just curious about a nearby home up in flames.
He says, "There was nothing scary about it. Motley Crue did a show in Palm Springs, out in the desert, and we were flying the helicopter back. This house was on fire about 30 minutes outside of Van Nuys airport, where we were going to land. So there was this house on fire, you could see all this smoke coming up. And I said, 'F---! Let's go over there and check it out.' We flew close to the house to check it out, and apparently we got into the police's airspace. But we were so far away from them. I still don't understand. Like, there was no way we (were) that close."- more on this story
|McCartney Goes To Vegas For A New Joint|
"We are honored to have the multi-Grammy award winning artist and rock legend, Paul McCartney, launch us into a new era of rock 'n' roll at the all new Joint concert venue scheduled to open at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in April," said Randy Kwasniewski, President and COO of Morgans Hotel Group Las Vegas and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. "The new Joint will be the most sophisticated, intimate, and authentic venue in Las Vegas – unlike anything the city has ever seen."
"We could not have asked for a greater rock and roll legend than Paul McCartney to open The New Joint at Hard Rock Hotel," said President & Co-CEO of Concerts West/AEG Live John Meglen. "The booking of Paul McCartney reinforces The Joint's image as the legendary home of rock. The new venue will be THE place for artists to play and fans to experience a concert in Las Vegas." - more on this story
|Leonard Cohen Live DVD and Double CD Set Coming|
Recorded live on July 17, 2008 at London's 02 Arena, one of Europe's largest indoor venues during Cohen's phenomenal 2008 World Tour, Live In London offers definitive performances of classic songs drawn from the artist's 40-year repertory.
Beginning today, Friday, February 13, Live In London is available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Additionally, Cohen's performance of "Suzanne," culled from Live In London, is streaming exclusively - here
|MxPx Cover Tracks|
The album has been gaining momentum with every fan that has continuously asked, demanded, and pleaded for another covers album from MxPx following the success of the first one. On The Cover II was finally delivered to the fans after it was recorded at bassist and vocalist Mike Herrera's Monkey Trench studios. It buoys with the energy, fevered pacing, and melodic sensibilities that MxPx have built their rock solid reputation upon since forming in 1992. Some of the album renditions include the Dead Milkmen's "Punk Rock Girl," U2's "I Will Follow," Descendents' "Suburban Home," The Go-Gos' "Vacation," The Proclaimers' "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" and The Clash's "Should I Stay or Should I Go." (See full track listing below.)
The Clash track was a choice that drummer Yuri Ruley called a "'no-brainer.' Tom [Wisniewski], our guitar player, sings this one, which is fitting because he's our Mick Jones." Wisniewski, the resident Clash fanatic, has never previously sang lead vocal on any MxPx recordings, but says, "We have played this for years with me singing lead vocals and it was one of the first songs that we knew we had to put on our new cover record!"- more on this story
|Guitarist Among Flight 3407 Victims|
In 2007, Mellett released his first CD titled "Natural High." In 2008, Coleman auditioned for the 2008 Radio City Christmas Spectacular and was selected to be first chair on strings. - more on this story
|Forkner Joins Yacht|
Forkner has collaborated with Yacht since its inception, from a short-lived improvised live incarnation in 2002 to recent guitar work and mixing help with Yacht's forthcoming See Mystery Lights album, due this spring on DFA Records.
After years of spatial exploration with his bands Yume Bitsu and Surface of Eceyon, as well as stints as a hired gun for a string of artists including Little Wings, Dirty Projectors, Jackie-O Motherf*cker, Devendra Banhart, and Atlas Sound, Adam's Swiss Army Knife of energies will add an extra dimensional quality to Yacht's already megaphysical live performances. - more on this story
|Impending Doom Bundle Up For Preorders|
The First 750 orders received will get an autographed poster and all pre-orders are entered to win a brand new Schecter Guitar. Multiple packages are available including a CD / T-shirt and CD / T-shirt / LP bundle.
Impending Doom recently wrapped up a tour with Unearth and are about to start a national tour tomorrow with Bleeding Through, As Blood Runs Black and The Acacia Strain.- more on this story
|Stevie Wonder Tapped For Gershwin Prize|
The program, to be taped by WETA Washington, D.C., as part of the In Performance at the White House series, will air on PBS stations nationwide on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at 8 p.m. ET (check local listings) as "Stevie Wonder In Performance at the White House: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize."
The concert will feature a tribute by top performers singing the songs that propelled Wonder to the ranks of international stardom. The full line-up of performers will be announced soon.- more on this story
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