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Long-Delayed Tribute To Musical Genius
=Media throughout the world are observing a “Moment of Silence” on Oct. 20 at 6:45pm CST in remembrance of Ronnie Van Zant, founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, who died 35 years ago in an airplane crash that shocked the nation.
“Sweet Home Alabama,” written 40 years ago by Ronnie Van Zant, Ed King, and Gary Rossington, is beloved of hundreds of millions of people throughout the world, yet few know who wrote it. Ronnie Van Zant, lyricist, wrote dozens of hits including “Free Bird,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “Simple Man,” and countless others in a career that spanned only four short years.
Celine Dion is the Best-Selling Female Artist of All Time.
Celine, from Quebec, Canada, has won five Grammy awards for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Album and Best Original Song for Beauty and the Beast then Titanic.
Celine Dion has performed in five continents, 25 countries and before 3 million people across the globe.
In Las Vegas, Celine Dion sold out every single show during her previous 5-year residency before going out on tour in 2008-2009.
Now Celine Dion has returned to a city she considers a second home to once again sing hits like “My Heart Will Go On” and “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” along with “Where Does My Heart Beat Now?” and “Because You Loved Me.” Celine is backed by dancers and a live band.
Music that reaches across borders with Emine SARI.
Emine SARI was born in a small city in Turkey and studied piano and foreign languages in order to fulfill her dream of becoming an international artist.
Ms. SARI entered the Japanese version of "American Idol" and become the only foreign singer who made it to the finals. Now, she plays the piano, the guitar, sings in six different languages and is the European cultural ambassador.
Emine SARI is about to finish writing a new album CD with great producers from UK and Turkey. They are planning to record at The Abbey Road Studios in UK.
Emine SARI was nominated in two categories in THE PEOPLES MUSIC AWARDS in UK with her own song as "The Best Female Solo Artist" and in the "POP" category in 2010.
Video Raises Awareness of the Issue of Homeless Teen's Across America
LeAnn Rimes has released a powerful and moving video for her new song "Give" from her upcoming album Lady & Gentlemen out September 27. The soaring, moving ballad showcases LeAnn's signature voice wrapped around inspirational and uplifting lyrics.
"'Give' is a song with a message about how if we want love, kindness and happiness in our lives, then we need to give some of that back," LeAnn says. "I believe that message needs to be shared with the world."
LeAnn wanted to create a video for the song that tied into its message, and raised awareness of an issue that is very important to her - homeless teens across America.
Nikki Sixx, bassist of legendary metal band Motley Crüe, once said, "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing," and his upcoming appearance on backBEAT, likeZEBRA.com’s newest, live-streaming platform, is no exception.
Nikki’s backBEAT session will be streamed live from his radio studio on Tuesday, September 13th at 10:30 a.m. PST.
Because Nikki will be streaming via backBEAT, fans from across the country, and even around the world, won’t miss out on this live-streamed, one-time only event.
There are only a limited number of tickets available, making this a truly unique and intimate experience for both Nikki and his fans.
For more information, visit http://backbeat.likezebra.com/e/87/
Brooklyn Based Trio, The Bandana Splits Release Self-Titled Debut Album Aug 16th via Tummy Touch Records. New York City Summer Shows Announced.
Sometimes all that glitters IS gold.
Indie Rock Band Raftree releases its debut album "The Long Way!"
The process of creating a fine tuned Rock band can be painstaking. Even more arduous a task can be leading that band to hone in and focus their collective and creative talents into one album.
This was the grueling task undertaken by singer/songwriter Ken Raftree. With the bold culmination of efforts by guitarist Paul J. Baccash, bassist Scott Jackson and drummer Vincent Livolsi, their aptly titled debut cd "The Long Way" is an indie Rock power house.
Even though FreeSol is no stranger to music, y’all might not have heard of them yet, but that is all about to change! These guys are amazingly talented and will have you shaking your booty!
I first heard these guys about 4 years ago, when Myspace was the site to be on. They caught my attention because they are a sound all of their own.
Delta Rock Records artist and Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and performer Deborah Allen is releasing her long-anticipated new album, titled Hear Me Now, on Aug. 16.
FULLFORCE will be releasing their debut album "One" in a little over two weeks on July 26th via SPV/Steamhammer in North America. Noisecreep is hosting an exclusive stream of the song "Mythomaniac" at http://www.noisecreep.com/2011/07/11/fullforce-mythomaniac-song/
Bravewords.com is also streaming a song from "One" entitled "Walls of Secrets" on their "Knuckle Tracks" player, which can be accessed at www.bravewords.com.
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One Little Indian will release Astrid Williamson’s new album Pulse on August 18, 2011.
In an 18-year career, the album is her 5th solo outing and marks a determined sonic sea change for the artist. Williams was inspired by the ambient sounds of guitarist Leo Abrahams performance as party of Brian Eno’s Pure Science project at the U.K.’s 2010 Brighton Festival.
In a business where it's not what you know but who you know and men are measured by material goods rather than character, there stands a pillar of hope that is changing the game. His work never ends, even on the one day of the year that truly belongs to him-- June 20th, his birthday.
Red, white and blue will cover St. Philips Plaza for the next Friday Night LIVE to celebrate Fourth of July weekend.
Celebrate Independence Day at St. Philips Plaza with patriotic-themed activities in the courtyard and surrounding stores
Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and St Philip's Plaza bring the arts front and center in Southern Arizona, with free performances, art exhibits and specials from merchants July 1, 2011.
Live Dixieland jazz will light up the patriotic celebration with the River Road Ramblers, Friday, July 1.
Tampa, FL natives NOT TONIGHT JOSEPHINE are pleased to announce their upcoming ‘The Horizon Strikes Back’ tour. The band will kick off the tour in Chicago, IL on June 22nd, and will continue to tour the eastern portion of the US through July 13th when the tour comes to an end in West Plains, MO.
See below for all new tour dates, and make sure to stay tuned for more dates being added soon.
Los Angeles based trio, Foster The People, will celebrate the release of Torches with a top 10 chart debut this week.
The band, whose single “Pumped Up Kicks” is currently # 2 on the alternative charts, will mark the success of their full-length, debut with over 33,000 albums sold in it’s first week. The band made appearances on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Last Call with Carson Daly, KROQ’s Kevin and Bean and Loveline last week in support of Torches, which critics are calling the “album of the summer.”
Montreal, (QC)-French-singing rockers Malajube have announced the U.S. release of their new full-length La Caverne via MB3 Records (Royskopp, Gavin Friday).
The digital version of the album will be released on July 12,2011 with a physical release date of September 13, 2011.
The band who recently performed in New York with The Besnard Lakes and Wintersleep have been killing it with mainstream English audiences despite their adherence to singing in French. The band deliver music that veers from progressive pop to dance floor centric indie rock, complex but always catchy.
Download “So Much For Love,” the First Single from Gramatik’s Upcoming Album, Beatz & Pieces Vol 1.The single is also out on PLM’s official YouTube Channel!
Gramatik is slated to drop his first album with Pretty Lights Music, Beatz & Pieces Vol 1 on July 12th, but first he’s giving the world a taste of what’s to come with the release of the super raw hip-hop banger “So Much For Love.”
X JAPAN'S FIRST SINGLE, "JADE" TO BE RELEASED ON JUNE 28, 2011.
"Jade," the long-awaited new single from X Japan, one of the most influential rock bands in Japanese history, will be released in North America, Europe and Latin America on Tuesday, June 28 in all digital formats. "Jade" is the first track from the band's English debut album, currently in the final stages of recording. Click here to listen to a sample of "Jade."
John Parr, of St. Elmo’s Fire Fame, returns to U.S. with a new album and tour in the fall 2011.
Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter John Parr is returning to America with a new album and tour. The album and tour, titled “Letter to America,” feature his older fan favorite hits, such as “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “Naughty, Naughty,” along with a variety of new hits, including two discs of acoustic and rock tracks.
The summer ska event of the year is locked and loaded. STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO will be co-headling a full U.S. tour with REEL BIG FISH. STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO will also be playing 311's Pow Wow with 311, DEFTONES, SUBLIME WITH ROME and more!
Jul 6, 2011 Houston, TX, US @ Warehouse Live w/Reel Big Fish
Jul 7, 2011 San Antonio, TX, US @ Back Stage Live w/Reel Big Fish
Jul 8, 2011 Dallas, TX, US @ House of Blues w/Reel Big Fish
Jul 9, 2011 Albuquerque, NM, US @ Sunshine Theater w/Reel Big Fish
Jul 10, 2011 Tempe, AZ, US @ Marquee Theatre w/Reel Big Fish
Watch a brand new episode of VictorV bringing you live footage of the HORROR NIGHTS TOUR with AIDEN and DR. ACULA. This episode also includes the new music video for "Ocean Floor" by THE BUNNY THE BEAR off of their upcoming June 28th release "If You Don't Have Anything Nice To Say..."
AIDEN and DR. ACULA are finishing off the HORROR NIGHTS tour.
Jun 14, 2011 W. Hollywood, CA, US @ KEY CLUB w/ Vampires Everywhere, Get Scared, Dr.Acula
A DAY TO REMEMBER, on Victory Records, is hitting the road this summer to headline Warped Tour.
Check out the band currently featured as MTV's PUSH Artist Of The Week to watch exclusive interviews, live performances, and behind-the-scenes footage of the video shoot for "All Signs Point To Lauderdale."
Watch exclusive videos of A Day to Remember.
Catch A DAY TO REMEMBER 2011 concert tour headlining all summer on Warped Tour.
Jun 24, 2011 Dallas, TX, US @ Superpages.com Center
What do Jason Derulo, All Time Low, Tinie Tempah, Lupe Fiasco and Gym Class Heroes all have in common? All these artists and bands are coming together for the AT&T “Music for You” concert series to connect with music lovers across the country this summer. The concert series kicks off next week with Jason Derulo on Friday, June 17 in New York at Webster Hall.
Diane Warren, the legendary Grammy winning songwriter and the most prolific and successful songwriter of our time, will present her album Due Voci: The Music of Diane Warren on HSN on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 11PM.
Minerva Lions, who are set to release their debut EP entitled ‘Great Strides, Priestess & Queen’ on June 21, 2011, are proud to announce dates with Dengue Fever and Nicole Atkins.
They will hit the stage at NYC's Highline Ballroom on June 10 before Dengue Fever's set and then open for Nicole Atkins, who is a frequent Lions collaborator herself, at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ on July 28, 2011.
Celebrating 10 years of bringing the hottest acts in music across the country, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is proud to present the 2011 Honda Civic Tour featuring blink-182 and My Chemical Romance. The annual summer concert series is marking its deca-versary by bringing back blink-182, the inaugural artist from the first Honda Civic Tour in 2001, along with My Chemical Romance for a 40-plus date nationwide trek beginning on Friday, August 5. Support acts for the anniversary tour include Manchester Orchestra, Rancid and Matt & Kim.
Releasing one of the year’s premier electronic-music albums, pursuing an epic tour schedule spanning 2 nationwide tours including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Ultra, plus tours of the U.K. and Australia– apparently all that wasn’t enough for The Glitch Mob. If anything, it’s just proven to be the beginning…
The Los Angeles-based trio comprising Justin Boreta, Ed Ma, and Joshua Mayer continues their movement into 2011, gearing up to embark on a 35 date tour June 23rd in North Plains, Oregon at the Re:Generation Festival.
The 28th Annual Grand Canyon Music Festival is held at the Shrine of the Ages Auditorium and other venues.
The Music Fest presents an annual series of evening concerts, musicians from around the country, from jazz to classical, $8-15, 7:30 pm, 928-638-9215 or 800-997-8285 or http://www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org
Coming from the fertile and eclectic West Coast folk scene, Portland, by way of Los Angeles, The Parson Red Heads announce the release of their newest LP, Yearling, on Arena Rock Recording Company on August 16.
A band full of truly talented musicians, whose music harkens to the most prolific and inventive elements
in the canon of West Coast psych-folk, The Parson Red Heads' true power is undeniable live.
The quartet hit the road in June with fellow musical maverick Alela Diane & Wild Divine.
Spice up your weekend by traveling south to Patagonia Lake State Park's Boulder Beach on Saturday, May 21 for the Park's Annual Mariachi Festival.
Nothing heats up the weekend like mariachi music, so grab up your folding chairs, sunscreen, friends and family and go to Patagonia Lake. Spend the day paddling around the lake, hiking, swimming or relaxing on the beach. Food concessions will be available or you can bring a picnic. The park also offers birding and nature walks.
In one month, some of today’s top musicians including Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, One Republic, Little Big Town, Train, Big & Rich, and more will come to town for the first-ever Show Me Music and Arts Festival in Springfield, MO June 17-19.
In addition to the top musical talent, the festival will also feature celebrity chefs, national comedians, a Kid Zone, over 30 arts and crafts exhibitors, and more, proving that there is something for everyone at the first-ever Show Me Music and Arts Festival!
Planet Jam and UpRoots Reggae Band perform an all ages show at 12 Tribes Reggae on May 27t, 2011. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets cost $10 @ the door.
UpRoots Reggae Band, from Yuma come to Tucson for this performance.
Read more about Twelve Tribes Reggae Shop latest shows and news from Ranger.
Now in its seventh year, the Maryland Summer Jazz Festival returns for another sensational season of workshops and jams for musicians and public concerts for jazz fans.
From July 19 through 29, residents and tourists will have many rich opportunities to hear and learn about America's homegrown musical heritage at the Rockville campus and in historic jazz clubs in nearby Washington, DC.
Experience Guitars and Handlebars Mesa Arts Center’s season kick-off festival on Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11, 2011.
The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts (“HARA”) presents the Na Hoku Hanohano Music Festival (“NHHF”), May 26-29, 2011, at the Hawaii Convention Center.
The exciting calendar of events is open to the public, and includes an opening event, unique workshops, the Lifetime Achievement Awards, and, of course, culminates in the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards on May 29th. Although the “Hawaiian Music” category has been eliminated from the Grammy Awards this year, the Na Hoku Hanohano, or The Stars of Distinction, Awards live on proudly!
Lincoln Center jazz performer and Tucson favorite, Larry Redhouse, will play next Foothills Mall Concert Series.
"So swinging, a hipper than fusion sound," wrote Chuck Graham, music critic.
The Larry Redhouse Trio is led by Navajo pianist,Larry Redhouse, an American-indigenous musician based in Tucson, Ariz. who has transformed the local jazz scene.
Michael Chapman tours the U.S> with Bill Callahan (Smog) and William Tyler (Lambchop).
In celebration of the band's twenty-year anniversary, Pearl Jam hosts and headlines a Labor Day weekend concert celebration at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI on September 3rd and 4th, followed by a ten-date Canadian tour. In addition to these live shows, the band will release a Cameron Crowe-directed film, Pearl Jam Twenty, which captures the band’s journey over its twenty years, along with an accompanying book and soundtrack album this fall.
More information on Pearl Jam's live dates and each release follows:
Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers performs an outdoor concert at Tubac Plaza Main Stage, 29 Tubac Plaza in Tubac, AZ, south of Tucson.
Award-winning actor, director, and Native American Indian activist Gary Farmer, best known for his roles in films like 'Dead Man', 'Pow Wow Highway', 'Smoke Signals', and 'Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai', brings his 4-piece blues, roots and jam band to Tubac!
Admission is $15 advance/$20 day of show; ½ price for kids; Free for ages 5 & under.
The Austin, TX trio of Ringo Deathstarr will have a summer concert tour across the U.S. and Canadian.
Ringo Deathstarr is headline the tour for this summer as well as a performs a West Coast stint supporting Trail Of Dead.
Milwaukee's Summerfest 2011 will feature an amazing and eclectic collection of music from Modern Rock to Country, Pop, Classic Rock, Electronic, Reggae and R&B. Music lovers will find a plethora of acts to enjoy and discover with over 700 bands from around the world taking to the 11 Summerfest stages from June 29 – July 3 and July 5 – 10, 2011.
Tucson Boys Chorus Pops Concert will hold a performance at the TCC Tucson Music Hall.
Legendary Tucson Boys Chorus performs light Pops repertoire. Tickets are $15-$18, 3 & 7:30 pm. 520-296-6277 or http://www.boyschorus.org
Soul School Jam #1 stars S.O.S. Band, Rose Royce, Tom Browne and Brick at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30th at the intimate Celebrity Theatre.
The S.O.S. band put down some of the tightest R&B music of the ‘80s. Founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977, the “SOS” acronym stands not for “Save Our Souls,” but for “Sounds of Success.” Succeed they did with such cult classics as “Take Your Time (Do It Right),” “Tell Me If You Still Care,” “Borrowed Time” and “Just Be Good To Me.”
The 2nd annual Pacific Festival: OC, will be held on August 13, 2011 from 11 a.m.–12 a.m. This annual star-studded event is held at Oak Canyon Ranch near Irvine Lake in Orange County, CA. Early-bird presale tickets went on sale starting April 21.
Pacific Festival: OC 2011 showcases over 30 of independent music's most talented live acts and DJs from around the world across four premium soundstages at an incredible, picturesque lakeside venue within the heart of Orange County, CA.
The People's Imports Party, Saturday April 9th, with Dj Higgins, Dj Inannanaki and Lunasong spinning reggae, electro, dub-step, hip-hop, and more.
Dance with us!! Drummer's also welcome, we would love to hear some
organic beats on the patio! $3 cover, party starts at 8 and goes
till???? Non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale.
This is an all ages
event. We are located at 276 S. Park Ave. in Tucson.
Visual & culinary arts, live music, cinema and family-friendly activities are featured in this week-long summer art celebration
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance partners with Title Sponsor, the Catalina Baptist Association to bring free, June events to the community.
Expressions through art will stretch to all areas of the community this summer, as Crossover Southern Arizona Week delivers free concerts, films and festivals in all areas of Tucson and beyond.
The 2011 North Coast Music Festival is held in Chicago, Illinois from September 2nd, 3rd, 4, 2011. "Summer's Last Stand" during Labor Day Weekend.
"Mary Poppins" is presented on May 15-20, 2012 by Broadway in Tucson.
Broadway magic comes to Tucson, which has Variety raving, "This is the rare touring production
that over-delivers on every level!" Featuring the irresistible story and
unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time,
plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, MARY
POPPINS is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show
For more information, visit http://www.broadwayintucson.com
Broadway in Tucson presents "In the Heights," the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical from April 2429, 2012.
In the Heights" is a new performance about a community of hard-working immigrants seeking a better life
and trying to find their place - their home - in their new country. With a
remarkable young cast, thrilling TonyR Award-winning dancing and a dynamic
TonyR Award-winning score, IN THE HEIGHTS is an exhilarating journey into a
vibrant Manhattan community - a place where the coffee is light and sweet,
the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three
The upcoming Outdoor San Lucas Community Concert Series will have a folk and bluegrass band on March. 13, 2011.
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and San Lucas Community presents the rhythms of banjo, bass and vocals, bringing the familiar sounds of bluegrass tunes to a peaceful, outdoor setting during the San Lucas Community Concert Series.
The Tucson group High Desert features local musicians Don Hughes, Larry Lashbrook and John June.
The 2011 Country Thunder takes place in Florence, Arizona the weekend of April 7 through 12, 2011.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will honor inductee Leon Russell with the Musical Excellence Award this Monday, March 14th in New York City.
Catch the veteran musician live when he makes a stop at the Valley’s intimate Celebrity Theatre set for 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.
Crystal Stark will release her five-song album, titled "Hold On," at a free concert this Thursday, March 17 at Park Place Mall.
"It's very uplifting," Stark said, who wrote all the original tunes for the CD and recorded it in Nashville, Tenn.
Concert-goers will hear brand new songs from the American Idol finalist, while enjoying her perform live, staged near the kid's play land and delicious food.
Evergreen Records recording artist DJ Miller earned Billboard’s “Hot Shot Debut” for the week ending Jan. 31. Miller’s latest single, “Whatever It Takes,” entered the publication’s Country Indicator chart at No. 53.
The Hot Shot Debut is awarded to the highest-ranking new entry on the Hot Country Songs and Country Indicator chart, respectively. “Whatever It Takes” follows DJ’s 2010 single, “A Little Naughty Is Nice.”
When you think of finely tuned guitar-pop, Stockport, UK is not what necessarily comes to mind as a breeding ground for the next big thing. Indie rockers The Kill Van Kulls - now Manchester-based - have only been together for six months and have already garnered attention from the likes of XFM and BBC. While finding inspiration in a disused mill and working through the night to sharpen their upbeat four to the floor, kick heavy pop songs, The Kill Van Kulls plan to release their first single “Fools Wish” via the band’s own label on February 28, 2011.
"Twin Tigers' epic Athens rock gets even more epic with a
spectral wash from adroit psychpoppers Bear in Heaven."
Currently in the studio with Interpol's Sam Fogarino recording new music,
Twin Tigers bring new music and live favorites
from 2010 Old Flame Records-released Gray Waves on tour this month.
Sam Fogarino remixed the title track from Gray Waves -
check out the A Heart Is A Spade premiered track.
Full Twin Tigers Tour Dates for 2011:
Feb 3 - Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH
Feb 4 - Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL’s ROSALINE is pleased to announce their upcoming U.S. headline tour with InVogue Records artist Sleep City. The tour will kick off on March 17th in Kent, OH and will run through the East coast and Midwest, ending back in Newark, OH on April 4, 2011.
The Los Angeles based trio, Foster the People, hits the road this spring 2011 in support of their recently released self-titled EP out now on StarTime International
Joined by Grouplove and LeSands, Foster the People will begin their U.S. tour coming off of a string of highly regarded, sold-out residency dates at the iconic Los Angeles venue, The Echo. The band will also make appearances at this year’s SXSW Music Festival and Coachella!
By Tim Ghianni
Whitney Duncan is young, blonde and beautiful. She’s also among the never-ending line of contemporary Country artists who acknowledge the influence of Elvis Presley.
“Elvis was the whole reason I even started singing at all,” she said, noting that her appreciation for Presley stemmed in large part from her grandfather’s music and video collection. “He sang with so much emotion. That’s what I would like to bring to my music. I hope I can. I think he meant every word he sang. It was coming from his heart.”
Prog-metal prodigies THE CONTORTIONIST have just added brand new tour dates with Within the Ruins, Suffokate and Last Chance to Reason to their winter touring schedule. The tour will take the bands through Canada this February into March. See below for all current tour dates!
In time with their golden anniversary, the famed vocal group The Temptations, arrives on DVD January 11, 2011.
This true story of the 1960s soul vocal group, The Temptations, as seen from the viewpoint of Otis Williams, the last surviving member. The DVD begins from their humble origins in the late 50s and continues through the 1990s and the deaths of the other four members.
With a cameo appearance by legendary musical icon Smokey Robinson, the critically acclaimed miniseries event follows the band from their humble beginnings to their sensational climb to the top of the charts.
Long Island, NY’s MISERY on tour with metal greats DEVILDRIVER, and supporting acts KITTIE and KATAKLYSM. The tour starts next Wednesday, August 25th in Jermyn, PA, and comes to a halt in West Hollywood, CA on September 16th, 2010. See below for all current tour dates, and make sure to head to the MISERY MySpace now to learn more about the tour!
Guitar Center Sessions, featuring Peter Gabriel in 3D, airs this weekend.
Guitar Center Sessions is a new television special featuring exclusive performances and intimate conversations with revered musicians. Hosted by Jason Bentley, KCRW's Music Director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic, Guitar Center Sessions' first episode features the iconic Peter Gabriel, fresh off of the release of his critically-acclaimed new album "Scratch My Back" and sold-out world tour.
San Francisco Bay Area thrash kings TESTAMENT start their 2010 American Carnage Concert Tour from August 19 through September 4, 2010.
They will tour the U.S. before heading into the studio to record the follow up to their Golden Gods “Album of the Year”, The Formation of Damnation!
TESTAMENT’s Chuck Billy recently spoke to 93.3 WMMR Philadelphia jock Markus Goldman about the current tour and upcoming TESTAMENT happenings! The interview is available for streaming now at WMMR’s website.
MTV AND VH1 TO WORLD PREMIERE MAROON 5 VIDEO “MISERY”
New York, July 01, 2010 – MTV and VH1 announced that the networks will simultaneously premiere the highly anticipated music video for Maroon 5’s “Misery” today on-air and online. “Misery” is the first single from Maroon 5’s forthcoming album “Hands All Over” on A&M/Octone. In addition to the video premiere, Maroon 5 is slated to be VH1’s POSTED artist for September.
Hits Stride With 2010 National Little People Conference of America Performance
& Half-Marathon Training
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 30, 2010)—Bluesy country heroine Anna Garrott hits the ground running (literally) this summer with a hot tour schedule, major event appearances and participation in her first half-marathon.
It's Paisley Yankolovich. Come See "Monsters" This Week!
"Outrageous" says the Phoenix New times!
"The best performer to come out of Los Angeles since Jim Morrison" says the L.A. Weekly
Performances are free and take place Wednesdays through Sundays at 7pm at The Secret Place, 1527 W. Briles Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85085 (N. of Happy Valley Rd, E. Of 19th Ave).
Directions to The Secret Place: I17 to Happy Valley Rd
East On Happy Valley Rd to 19th Ave
N on 19th Ave about 3/4 mile to Briles (has a blue sign and is a dirt rd)
Garage rock brother sister red-headed duo White Mystery announce US concert tour dates to support their most recent self titled full length.
If you've never seen the power of White Mystery live,
head on over to WMTV for live videos, interviews and more!
Check out the Super 8 extravaganza of "Take A Walk" HERE!
CANCER BATS are thrilled to share the news of their recent nomination for their hilarious video ‘Sabotage’ in the ‘Best Video’ category at the Kerrang Awards! Vote for CANCER BATS to win at the Kerrang awards voting site! The song ‘Sabotage’ appears on their newest GOOD FIGHT MUSIC release, Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones, which hit stores on April 13th, 2010.
25th Annual Tucson Folk Festival Tucson. Nationally known headline acts each evening, as well as local and regional musicians, and workshops, a gospel sing-along, a children's' show, and food and crafts booths, free, Sat noon - 10 pm, Sun 11 am - pm. The kick off fundraiser is held on April 30 at Old Town Artisans. 520-792-6481 or www.tkma.org
Ringo Starr and the All Starrs begin their 2010 tour from June 24 through August 7, 2010.
The 11th All Starrs features Edgar Winter on sax and keyboards, Gary Wright on keyboards and Gregg Bissonette on drums. New to the All Starrs are Rick Derringer on Guitar, Richard Page on bass (Mr. Mister) and Wally Palmar on Guitar and Harmonica (Romantics).
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth (January 8, 1935) comes a new 25-track collection of his most well-known songs.
ELVIS 75 follows the December release of the career-spanning 4CD box set, ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT. ELVIS 75 was released to all physical and digital retail outlets this past Tuesday, January 5, through RCA/Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. As the year continues, RCA/Legacy will unveil a full slate of Elvis Presley catalog titles.
Grammy-nominated and Billboard Magazine's group of the decade, Nickelback, have extended their Dark Horse World Tour into June 2010. With tickets for the first leg of the 2010 Dark Horse World Tour already on sale and on pace to break new sales records for the band, Nickelback adds 19 more dates to the tour and will be joined by Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown and Sick Puppies. Tickets for the new dates go on sale beginning January 16th on LiveNation.com.
The Avett Brothers have announced their 2010 spring tour dates. With their album I and Love and You debuting at number 16 on the Billboard charts and selling over 40,000 units during the first week alone, these North Carolina rockers haven’t shown any signs of slowing down.
Todd Rundgren has added four more full-album performances for December in California.
The concerts feature an opening set of some songs that Rundgren never performed before live. Rundgren won't not to comment on whether these songs are new material for an upcoming release or songs from previous albums.
Beyonce's newly released video for "Video Phone" has its global premiere on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 across 60 channels on MTV networks. This showing will reach 168 countries around the world, from South East Asia to Europe and on MTV and VH1 in the US.
On Tuesday, November 14, 2009. fans can log on to MTV.com, VH1.com and all MTV international websites for an early view of the spectacular clip, directed by Hype Williams.
U2 has announced their next 360 North American Concert Tour. They recently finished up the U.S. leg of their 360 Concert Tour at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z has teamed up with Rhapsody and MTV to promote the release of his new CD, "The Blueprint 3."
As part of the partnership, the entire album will be available for fans to listen to for free on Rhapsody.com and from MTV's "The Leak" almost two weeks prior to its official release.
In addition, Rhapsody will also make the new album available for purchase beginning September 8, 2009 three days ahead of the street release, and will include two exclusive bonus tracks.
Bob Dylan releases a new CD of holiday songs called "Christmas In The Heart," on Tuesday, October 13, 2009.
Tthe artist's entire U.S. royalties from sales of these recordings will be donated to Feeding America. This guarantees that more than four million meals will be provided to more than 1.4 million people in need in this country during this year's holiday season.
Bob Dylan will also donatw all of his future U.S. royalties from this album to Feeding America in perpetuity.
(August 24, 2009 - 2SPR) – Legendary imprint Ruthless Records return to the spotlight on October 27th, with the release of "Gazing At The Moonlight", the debut album from new artist, Hopsin.
With their third full length release in 18 months, These United States surrender themselves to unbridled rock and roll exuberance: ringing guitars, thundering drums, desperate yearning bordering on hope. Everything Touches Everything, out Sept. 1 on Colorado-based United Interests, came together the week of January 20th, 2009, as 4 million new friends descended on the city of Washington, DC (one of two places, with Lexington, KY, the band calls home). Laughter, belief, chaos, history, frigid cold wild mercury winter morning sunshine - it was a good place to be making music.
Jonas Brothers and Hollywood Records are teaming up to release, "Fashionably Late," the debut album from Honor Society.
The new CD album will be co-written and co-produced by Honor Society and John Fields. The CD is due for release on September 15, 2009. Honor Society is signed to a new "joint venture" record label to be owned by Jonas Brothers and Hollywood Records.
The upcoming Michael Jackson film, "This Is It" is drawn from the legendary entertainer's last concert rehearsals. The new movie contains Behind-The-Scenes footage. "This Is It" will be released October 30th in High Definition with Digital Sound from Sony Entertainment.
Beyonce and Lady Gaga Tied With Nine '2009 MTV Video Music Awards' Nominations While Britney Spears Comes in a Close Second With Seven Nods
The 26th Annual Awards Show Will Broadcast Live From New York City On Sunday, September 13 at 9:00PM (Live ET/Tape Delayed PT)
NEW ALBUM – “HERE WAITS THY DOOM” – DUE SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
In support of their upcoming, punishing new album, Here Waits Thy Doom, Vancouver’s 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have announced a string of headlining dates before heading out this fall with melodic death metal icons In Flames, and prog metallers Between The Buried and Me and The Faceless. The tour starts September 7, 2009 in Seattle, WA and runs through October 2009.
Portugal. The Man, the experimental/alt-indie-band from Wasilla, Alaska, may not have quite as many people talking about them as fellow Wasillian Sarah Palin, but the band has developed a hell of a buzz since their stand-out performance at this year's Bonnaroo.
If you missed that acclaimed show, their first-ever at a major U.S.
The French Miami band are heading out on the road for their most extensive tour yet, check out the tour dates below.
If you haven’t heard French Miami yet, enjoy your last few minutes of peace. Once their songs get inside your head, they start a permanent loop and you will wake up and go to bed singing along. The only way out of this musical addiction is sleep deprivation.
Europe may get them first, but the Pixies will tour the USA late this year.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the release of their classic 1989 album Doolittle, the band - Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering - will kick off the very special US "Doolittle Tour" at the Palladium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 4. The U.S. tour will hit a total of nine cities, including three dates in New York City. Ticket prices and on-sale dates will vary city to city, but some tickets go on sale as early as Saturday, August 1, 2009.
The Single Most Historic Piece Of Michael Jackson Album Art To Come To Auction To Be Displayed For The First Time At Comic Con In San Diego
“Mew sound so good live it kind of pisses me off,” Tweets Trent Reznor. So good, that Mew will be joining NIN for a handful of U.S. dates in addition to the UK dates the band is currently on. Mew will also play select headline dates in Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco in which they will be performing new songs off their highly anticipated upcoming release: No more stories, are told today, I’m sorry, they washed away, No more stories the world is grey, I’m tired, Let’s wash away.
Soulsavers will follow the August 18 release of their third full-length album, Broken, with a headlining North American tour that kicks off September 6 in Portland, OR.
Tickets for all dates go on-sale Thursday, July 23 (complete itinerary below).
The reissue of Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones 1971-1993 is et for August 18, 2009, according to Universal Music Group.
dLife, the world's largest and only multi-media diabetes resource, announced that Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers will be featured in a candid and extended interview about his four-year challenge with type 1 diabetes. It will air on dLifeTV Sunday, July 19th, 2009 at 7:00PM ET on CNBC.
Independent mobile and web content platform Babelgum announced the world premiere of Coldplay's new video Strawberry Swing.
This new Coldplay video will be exclusively available on Babelgum Web and Mobile from July 20th to July 27th. The song will be released on Parlophone as a digital download on September 14th and the video will be commercially available August 3rd.
Micheal Johnson was pronounced dead on Thursday, June 25, 2009. He was rushed to a Los Angeles, CA hospital for cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead officially at 3:46pm.
World-renowned producer and DJ Paul Oakenfold has been one of the few figures in dance music to have-made an indelible impact on modern day popular culture.
From being credited as the main catalyst of the dance music revolution that took hold of the UK in the late 1980’s, to bringing DJ sets to stadiums via his opening slots for major pop acts such as U2, to remixing artists as diverse as Radiohead, Justin Timberlake and The Rolling Stones, the UK-born Oakenfold has consistently been recognized as an artist able to spread the gospel of club music beyond the confines of club culture.
Frank Sinatra new's CD, 'Classic Sinatra II, is the release following the popular 'Classic Sinatra' CD.
Tucson, Arizona's former blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, Sam Taylor, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2009 at the age of 74, in his Islandia, New York home.
Taylor had spent a decade in Tucson, AZ. and was a staple on the local music scene. He left Tucson in 1996 to live with his family in New York.
The Jonas Brothers' new CD album called "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" is scheduled to be released on June 16, 2009 worldwide. On May 8, the music group will release for sale the CD's first single, "Paranoid."
The single from the Joans Brothers new CD is available for downloading on iTunes starting May 12, 2009. The video for "Paranoid" will be directed by The Malloy.