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Travis Barker Released From Hospital

10/17/2008 12:00pm EDT
Travis Barker
Travis Barker has been released from a Sherman Oaks, California hospital a month after surviving a horrific plane crash in South Carolina that claimed the lives of two friends and two pilots.

The drummer suffered life-threatening burns from the fire that broke out onboard a Learjet after it failed to clear a runway and crashed on September 19, and he has needed round-the-clock medical care ever since.

The former Blink-182 star was initially admitted to a burns unit at an Augusta, Georgia hospital and he was transferred to the Los Angeles-area medical center at the end of last mont...

Burst Tire Blamed For Travis Barker Plane Crash

9/22/2008 2:19pm EDT
Travis Barker
A burst tire has been blamed for the fatal plane crash that killed four people and seriously injured former Blink-182 rocker Travis Barker and Nicole Richie's ex-fiance Adam 'DJ A.M.' Goldstein on Friday.

A cockpit voice recorder captured the jet's pilot and co-pilot reacting to a loud noise during an otherwise routine take-off from a South Carolina airport, according to National Transportation Safety Board official Debbie Hersman.

The recording indicated that the crew was unable to control the private Learjet, which failed to clear the runway at Columbia's airport and burst into ...

Fall Out Boy, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Angels & Airwaves Make The Scene With Rock Band

5/5/2008 11:49am EDT
Fall Out Boy
Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the latest additions to the Rock Band™ downloadable content catalog: a "Scene Pack" featuring Fall Out Boy, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Angels & Airwaves.

Fall Out Boy, who already have a track ("Dead On Arrival" from debut album Take This To Your Grave) in the game, add a second song to the Rock Band™ track listing with 2007's hit single "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race."

Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who also have a track in the game with "Maps" from debut disc Fever To Tell) add a second track from that album with "Date With The Night."

Angels & ...

Idiot Pilot Drops Second Album Titled 'Wolves'

2/18/2008 8:30pm EST
Idiot Pilot
Idiot Pilot, atmospheric rock duo from Bellingham, WA, released their second album for Reprise Records, titled Wolves, on February 12.

The album (which was released digitally October 2, 2007 via online retailers) is currently #49 on CMJ's Top 200 chart and was named Top 10 Most Added its first week out.

An album with strong roots in alternative rock and ambient sound, Wolves also blends electronic elements with Anderson and Harris' post-hardcore influences. Produced by Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Glassjaw) and co-produced by Mark Hoppus (bassist for +44, Blink-182), the album...

Blink 182, Sweet And The Monkees Offer Downloadable 'Rock Band' Content

1/15/2008 4:58pm EST
Rock Band
Fulfilling the commitment to fans to offer new downloadable content every week, Harmonix and MTV Games announced today that "All the Small Things" by Blink 182, "Action" as made famous by Sweet and "Last Train to Clarksville" as made famous by The Monkees are the latest slate of downloadable Rock Band tracks available for the week of January 15, 2008.

In addition to the 58 songs that come packaged with Rock Band, Harmonix and MTV have been offering a robust calendar of new downloadable content including packs, full albums and individual tracks to satiate the desire for constantly refr...

Starpulse Looks Back At Favorite Boy Bands

12/20/2007 10:01am EST
N Sync
Some boy bands dance and sing while others sing and play their own instruments. Whichever type of boy band you prefer, there definitely have been a number of first-rate and very popular ones to entertain us over the years.

One cannot mention the term 'boy band' without having the Backstreet Boys come to mind. Formed in 1992, the group gave us such danceable hits as 'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)' and other sultry tunes like 'Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart)' and 'I Want It That Way.' In October 2007 the group released their sixth album. While member Kevin Richardson may no longer be ...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 14

11/14/2007 3:00am EST
Travis Barker
Happy Birthday to Blink-182 drummer and reality TV star Travis Barker (1975), baseball loud-mouth Curt Schilling (1966), Greek musician Yanni (1954), Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (1954), Prince Charles of Wales (1948), screen siren Veronica Lake, and French Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840).

New CD Reviews, Nov. 15, 2006 (The Game, Neil Young, Fat Joe, Akon, Tenacious D, Sublime, many more)

11/15/2006 4:19pm EST
The Game - Doctor
A number of rap and hip-hop albums come out this week including ones from Fat Joe, The Game and Akon. Plus check out fresh music from Damien Rice, Army of Anyone, Tenacious D and many more. Keep reading for info and reviews of this week's new CDs.

The Game - Doctor's Advocate

Toying with expectations and respect is the dangerous tightrope the Game walks brilliantly, and while this is nothing new, the fact remains that every track here is as good as or better than those on his debut. Read review...

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Crazy Horse at the Fillmore 1970

This was the origi...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 14

11/14/2006 3:00am EST
Happy Birthday to Blink-182 drummer and reality TV star Travis Barker (1975), baseball loud-mouth Curt Schilling (1966), Greek musician Yanni (1954), Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (1954), Prince Charles of Wales (1948), screen siren Veronica Lake, and French Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840).

Wolfmother Shooting New Video With 'Jackass' Crew; September US Tour Dates

7/20/2006 1:00pm EDT
Aussie rock trio Wolfmother will be joined in Australia this week by Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Wee Man, Preston Lacy, and Dave England (better know as the dudes from Jackass) to film Wolfmother's new video.

The second single from the band's self-titled debut (which is multi-platinum in their homeland) has a perfect Jackass title -- "The Joker & Thief." The track will be the featured music video & single for the upcoming Jackass: Number 2 movie, due for U.S. release on September 22nd. At the helm of all the wild action will be music video auteurs The Malloys (The White Stripes, The...

Take The Lead, Starring Antonio Banderas, In Theaters Today

4/7/2006 11:10am EDT
Antonio Banderas
Inspired by a true story, Antonio Banderas stars as internationally acclaimed ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulaine, in the family drama Take The Lead. The film revolves around a professional dancer who volunteers to teach in the New York City public school system. But when his classic methods clash with his students' hip hop instincts, he teams up with them to create a new style of dance and becomes their mentor in the process. Take The Lead co-stars Alfre Woodard, was written by Dianne Houston, and marks the feature directing debut of veteran music video helmer Liz Friedlander (U2, Blink 182, S...

Transplants Split?

2/1/2006 3:11pm EST
Rock supergroup Transplants have reportedly split, six months after they cancelled their last tour. Rumors have been circulating since last summer, when all promotional work on the group's second album Haunted Cities (click for review) ground to a halt.

Frontman Rob Aston appeared to confirm the split in a recent interview. Although a spokesperson insists The Transplants are merely on a break, the trio are now dedicating all their time to other bands; Aston to Expensive Tastes; Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker to Plus 44 and guitarist Tim Armstrong to his longterm group Rancid.

Black Eyed Peas Tour Dates; Pussycat Dolls To Open

2/1/2006 12:44pm EST
Black Eyed Peas
In celebration of its 6th anniversary, The Black Eyed Peas will kick off the enormously popular Honda Civic Tour on March 23rd at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. This will be their first headlining North American tour to promote their multi-platinum album, Monkey Business. The Black Eyed Peas will be hitting the stage in more than 35 cities nationwide.

Opening for The Black Eyed Peas will be The Pussycat Dolls, accompanied by additional support acts to be announced.

"We are excited to be going out on the Honda Civic Tour because it allows us to keep the ticket at a l...

Pamela Anderson, Missy Elliott, 3 Doors Down, Many More Added to AMAs

11/21/2005 2:53pm EST
3 Doors Down
The talent list for the "2005 American Music Awards" continues to grow. Newly added presenters for the special are Pamela Anderson, Michelle Branch, "Desperate Housewives'" James Denton, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Missy Elliott, Eve, "Grey's Anatomy's" Katherine Heigl, Jenny McCarthy, 3 Doors Down and tennis superstar Serena Williams, airing Tuesday, November 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC.

Also scheduled to appear on the show as presenters are... cycling champion Lance Armstrong, Ashanti, Backstreet Boys, Blink 182's Travis Barker, James Blunt, Brooks & Dunn, Chris Brown, Ryan Cabr...

Eurythmics To Reunite For 33rd American Music Awards

11/15/2005 10:44am EST
Multi-million selling duo Eurythmics and Oklahoma rockers The All-American Rejects have been added to the list of performers for the “2005 American Music Awards,” airing Tuesday, November 22 on ABC-TV.

Eurythmics, who are back together for the first time in five years, will perform a medley including their classic hits “Missionary Man” and “Sweet Dreams,” as well as their new single “I’ve Got A Life.” The All-American Rejects are scheduled to perform their current chart hit “Dirty Little Secret.”

They join previously announced performers including the threesome of Bow Wow, Cia...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 14

11/14/2005 3:00am EST
Travis Barker of Blink-182
Happy Birthday to Blink-182 drummer and reality TV star Travis Barker (1975), Steps singer Faye Tozer (1975), R&B singer Adina Howard (1970), Matchbox 20 bassist Brian Yale (1968), Joseph 'Rev Run' Simmons of Run-DMC (1966), Red Sox legend Curt Schilling (1966), Just Shoot Me star Laura San Giacomo (1961), Greek musician Yanni (1954), Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (1954), Styx guitarist James Young (1949), Prince Charles of Wales (1948), screen siren Veronica Lake, and French Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840).

New CDs This Week (Nov. 1)

10/31/2005 12:18pm EST
A look at notable new CD releases this week including fresh albums from Santana, Trey Anastasio, Terri Clark, Public Enemy, Rammstein and Bush; greatest hits collections from Blink-182, Nirvana, Motorhead and Montgomery Gentry; and Christmas songs from Diana Krall and James Brown. Check out this list of noteworthy albums released Tuesday, November 1...

2Pac - Live My Life

A.J. Croce - Early On

Blink-182 - Greatest Hits

Bobby Bare - Moon Was Blue

Burt Bacharach - At This Time

Bush - Zen X Four

Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep

Diana Krall - Christmas Songs

Gilles Peterso...

Fenix TX To Release Live Album

10/27/2005 7:30am EDT
Fenix TX
Sometimes wishes do come true. For fans of Fenix TX who wished for reconciliation after the band's sudden break-up in 2002, the dream will become reality on November 8 when the highly anticipated Purple Reign In Blood - Live album (with enhanced CD featuring a live video of "Katie W") will be released. The band launched an extensive tour in Cleveland on October 7 to bring the celebration directly to their anxious fans. The Drive Thru Records-sponsored trek-which also features Allister, Houston Calls, Day at the Fair and Denver Harbor--concludes December 4 in Chicago.

Recorded in Tem...