In its fourth week on the Billboard 200, the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack reached No. 1 for the first time on Wednesday, becoming the third album from the Disney franchise to accomplish this feat.more
According to Classic Rock Revisited, Aerosmith is considering performing an entire album on their upcoming tour with ZZ Top. Guitarist Joe Perry told VH1 Radio's Dave Basner that he would like to do "Toys in the Attic"
British singer Billy Bragg blasted Wednesday a proposed European Union law to nearly double music copyright to 95 years, saying it would give a huge windfall to major recording labels.more
John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band's only recorded concert is coming to Shout! DVD on June 23. Filmed live on the eve of the release of Abbey Road, this concert features Lennon paying homage to a couple of his heroes with covers of "Blue Suede Shoes," and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy," playing some Beatles ("Yer Blues" and "Money") and the now-classic "Give Peace A Chance."more
Josh Reichmann Oracle Band (formerly of Frenchkiss post-punk band Tangiers) is offering his own spin on Deerhunter's song "Agoraphobia" for free mp3 download. The song is available on Josh's brand new digital-only Shivering Black EP, out this week on Paper Bag Records. Download "Agoraphobia" here
"Her Diamonds", the new single from Rob Thomas has been released, it comes from his new album cradlesong which hits stores JUNE 30th. You can listen to the new song via Atlantic Records
Derek Sherinian Molecular Heinosity Record Release Party will take place Thurs, April 30th 7pm PST at: Musicians Institute 1655 McCadden Place Hollywood CA 90028 The event will be free and open to the public. Derek will be there shaking hands and signing CDs.
Reggae legend Bob Marley's "One Love" topped a list of Jamaica's 100 best songs over 50 years that was unveiled on Tuesday by a panel of musicians and cultural officials associated with the University of the West Indies.more
A baby grand autographed by the Piano Man is being sold to raise money for music students in New York City. The $60,000 Steinway is being auctioned for a program at Mount Carmel-Holy Rosary School in East Harlem. Singer-songwriter Billy Joel will autograph it above the keyboard for the winning bidder. more
Dying Fetus have entered Wright Way Studios in Baltimore, MD to begin work on a new full-length album. The follow-up to 2007's "War Of Attrition" is being recorded with producer Steve Wright and will see a September 2009 release via Relapse Records.more
The Rascals' Miles Kane has revealed that he has enlisted Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys to help out on the scouse trio's second album.more
The Artery Metal Tour will kick off in June and feature Carnifex, Impending Doom, Underneath The Gun, Conducting From the Grave, and Miss May I. dates
Grave Maker and Give Life will tour the West Coast together later this spring.dates
Epiphone announces the release of the new limited edition "Oh, Pretty Woman" 12-string acoustic guitar. Produced in close cooperation with the legendary singer/songwriter Roy Orbison's estate, this signature guitar is based upon Roy's own 1962 Epiphone "Bard" 12-string acoustic guitar. more
Current L.A. Guns and former Roxx Gang guitarist Stacey Blades has published his first book, 'Snake Eyes: Confessions of a Replacement Rockstar'.more
Classic Rock Magazine is reporting that to celebrate 20 years since the release of their debut album A Bit Of What You Fancy, The Quireboys will play the album in full - from start to finish - on eight dates across the UK this December. To add to the nostalgia, support comes from the original line-up of Wolfsbane, who were the opening act on the very first A Bit Of What You Fancy tour. - more