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10 Popular Music Songs Penned By Other Artists

11/17/2013 1:08pm EST
The music industry is one business where it is common for music artists to either meet up and share musical talents or acknowledge the song writing skills of other music artists musically.  Check our following ten popular song picks penned by other music artists.

Singer Rihanna’s hit single “Diamonds” owes it’s “Alternative” flavored leanings to singer-songwriter Sia who penned the track for the singer’s Unapologetic studio music release.  Sia, on her part, is also best known for her co-writing and vocal contribution to DJ David Guetta’s “Titanium” hit single.

If the track “Lovesong”...

Chili Peppers And The Cure Among 2011 Hall Of Fame Nominees

9/27/2011 8:22am EDT
Red Hot Chili
Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Cure have landed nominations to be inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2011.

The bands join artists including previous nominees Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys, and Laura Nyro, who are also among the 15 finalists in the running to be recognized with the coveted honor.

The Faces, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Spinners and Chaka Khan's band Rufus have, along with The Cure, been named in the nominations shortlist for the first time.

Music industry experts will now cast their votes to decide who should be inducted during the p...

Coachella 2010 Preview

3/9/2010 10:22am EST
Where else can you see the a-list (and some b-list) celebrities such as Paul McCartney, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhall, David Hasselhoff, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Brittany Snow, Dita Von Teese and Zach Braff? Along with musical talents like Jay-Z, The Gorillaz, and about 100 other bands of note?

Well travel out to the middle of the California desert about 3 hours from Los Angeles and you can find them all. Surprised? Well you shouldn't be. On April 16-18 in Indio, Calif., you can find all of the above and more at the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music and ...

Record Store Day Is Saturday, April 18

3/8/2009 7:00am EDT
The organizers of Record Store Day have been happily overwhelmed by a steady flurry of support and activity from artists, record labels and retailers wishing to participate in the annual event in salutation of the independent music store. This year Record Store Day is set to feature a number of exciting new products made especially for the event from such well-known artists as Radiohead, Wilco, Tom Waits and Lucinda Williams and the Flight of the Conchords, just to name a few.

Wilco plan to release their upcoming DVD as an exclusive release to indie stores and on the band's website on...

2009's Music Festival Rundown

2/5/2009 12:04pm EST
The music festival season is upon us! Line-ups, dates and venues are continuously being announced for this summer's crop of festivals. Here's the lowdown on some of the biggest American musical smorgasbords:

Warped Tour

Location: U.S. and Canada

Dates: June 26-August 23

Band Highlights: Less Than Jake, NOFX, Forever the Sickest Kids

Celebrating it's 15th anniversary, the Vans Warped Tour is set to begin and end it's journey in California, conquering other locations in the U.S. and Canada in between. In the past few years, the Warped Tour seems to have shied away from big-na...

'Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans' Soundtrack Out Now; Win It!

1/28/2009 6:00pm EST
Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans
Like the other two films in the series, the soundtrack for Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans boasts a top-notch lineup of rock, goth, and industrial acts remixed by the album's producer, Danny Lohner. Lohner is a former member of Nine Inch Nails and has performed with many of the artists who appear on the soundtrack including Puscifer and Black Light Burns. As a remixer Lohner uses the moniker of Renholder (re d.lohner backwards).

Another familiar artist returns to the Underworld series. Puscifer -- the alias of Tool and A Perfect Circle's Maynard James Keenan, contributing the tune "L...

Concert Review: THE CURE in Atlanta 6/15/08

6/24/2008 3:41pm EDT
Founding member, singer, songwriter, and glue that holds the band together Robert Smith has never been accused of giving up easily. Even in the early nineties, there was talk of The Cure's demise, yet Smith always found a way - or another musician - to keep it going. Since the group's formation way back in 1976 (starting off as Glove then Easy Cure before settling on The Cure), Smith has made many personnel changes to his Goth-rock line-up, although his outward appearance has not changed as much, wearing all black with his trademark electrocuted hair, heavy eyeliner, and red lipstick.


Guyliner: Hot Or Not? You Decide

2/21/2008 12:00pm EST
Marilyn Manson
It may be an anomaly, but there are some men in the entertainment biz today who won't go anywhere without their guyliner. We can't help but notice that out of the few to publicly don make-up, the ones who wear it so well make the guyliner quotient go up big time! There are also some guyliner looks that are just not making the grade. Let us know what you think!

Jared Leto

Leto, who graduated straight from his acting stint on "My So-Called Life" to lead band man for alternative rockers 30 Second To Mars, looks as if he never leaves home without his guyliner on.


'The Brit Box' Features UK Indie, Shoegaze, And Brit-Pop Gems Of The Last Millennium

11/18/2007 9:30am EST
The Brit Box
The king's ransom of influential and diverse U.K.-based indie pop & rock acts that emerged from Great Britain in the broad wake of '80s post-punk has never been chronicled with serious attention -- until now, and Rhino's vast 4-CD retrospective The Brit Box: U.K. Indie, Shoegaze, And Brit-Pop Gems Of The Last Millennium does just that.

While many artists featured here enjoyed superstar status in Mother England, their impact on U.S. charts was more peripheral-- but their stylistic imprint and collective uber-hip peer-pressure on late 20th century popular music overall is undeniable. Wit...

Australian Brothers The Kin Release 'Rise & Fall'

10/14/2007 10:30am EDT
The Kin
Compared to the likes of Crowded House, The Cure, U2, and Jeff Buckley, The Kin, comprised of Australian brothers Isaac and Thorry Koren, are ready to release their new album, Rise and Fall on the brothers' own label, Aletheia Records. Written entirely by the Korens and co-produced by Nic Hard (The Bravery, Jesse Malin, Aberdeen City, The Church), the 14 track CD is set to be released on October 9, 2007.

Rise and Fall's acoustic focus brings the brothers' smooth vocals and Thorry's adept guitar playing into the forefront. All instruments, with the exception of the strings, were perform...

Celebrity Birthdays, June 1

6/1/2007 3:00am EDT
Heidi Klum
Happy Birthday to actor Oliver James (1980), Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette (1974), German supermodel Heidi Klum (1973), comedic actor Mark Curry (1964), The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce (1963), The Cure bassist Simon Gallup (1960), Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder (1959), "Knots Landing" actress Lisa Hartman (1956), Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood (1947), British actor Jonathan Pryce (1947), "X-Men 2" actor Brian Cox (1946), "Star Trek DS9" actor Rene Auberjonois (1940), "Blazing Saddles" sheriff Cleavon Little (1939; d. 1992), prolific actor Morgan Freeman (1937), singer Pat Boone (1...

Hot Hot Heat Finish New Album For September Release

5/9/2007 2:51pm EDT
Hot Hot Heat
Hot Hot Heat will release their third album for Sire Records on September 11, 2007, entitled "Happiness LTD." The album is the band's first since 2005's well-received "Elevator," which spawned the Modern Rock radio hits "Middle of Nowhere" and "Goodnight Goodnight."

Hot Hot Heat began writing new material in January 2005, the very day they launched a globe-trotting tour to support "Elevator." "We wanted this record to be written on the road," says the band's co-founder and frontman Steve Bays, "partly so the influences would be more varied, but also so we could test out the songs live ...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 21

4/21/2007 3:00am EDT
Robert Smith
Happy Birthday To Canadian figure skater Jamie Sale (1977), movie/TV actor Eric Mabius (1971), "MAD TV" actress Nicole Sullivan (1970), The Cure lead singer Robert Smith (1959), actress/spokesmodel Andie MacDowell (1958), actor/talk show host Tony Danza (1951), singer Iggy Pop (1947), actor/news host Charles Grodin (1935), "Viva Zapata" star Anthony Quinn (1915; d. 2001), and "Jane Eyre" author Charlotte Bronte (1816; d. 1855).

KoRn to Host "MTV Unplugged: KoRn" Virtual Album Release Party in MTV Networks' Virtual World

2/28/2007 12:34pm EST
KoRn fans around the globe no longer have to fly to Los Angeles for a chance to meet the band. In a first for this revolutionary alternative rock band, KoRn will host a virtual record release party in MTV Networks' virtual world in anticipation of the imminent CD release of MTV Unplugged: KoRn (in stores March 6). The party gets started on Wednesday, February 28 at 8 PM et/5 PM pt, as the band members, who will be represented in-world by specially created avatars, unveil their new album, interact live with fans and screen behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive clips from their MTV Unplugge...

'MTV Unplugged: KoRn' to Debut Online February 23

2/20/2007 3:44pm EST
MTV today announced that it will debut the latest installment of its critically acclaimed music series "Unplugged" by featuring Rock icons KoRn. "MTV Unplugged: KoRn" will be a multi-screen global event that will live across all MTV platforms -- including, URGE and MTV Mobile -- in the U.S. and across multiple continents including Europe, Asia and South America.

Filmed on December 9, 2006 at the MTV Times Square Studios, "MTV Unplugged: KoRn" features a full acoustic set of the band's most beloved hits. Additionally, KoRn were joined on stage by two of their most respected pee...

Korn's MTV Unplugged CD Hits Stores March 6

1/22/2007 10:00pm EST
The latest installment of the MTV Unplugged Series featuring Korn is set to air on all MTV platforms this February. But come March 6, music fans looking to own a piece of this special MTV Unplugged performance can purchase the album in stores everywhere. The performance includes guest appearances from Robert Smith of The Cure on a cover of the Cure classic "In Between Days," and Amy Lee of Evanescence lending vocals to "Freak on a Leash". The album version of the performance will also include Korn’s cover of "Creep" by Radiohead. Additionally, a video of the track "Freak on a Leash" featuri...

Newcomer Lisa Palleschi Releases Her Debut Album, "Released"

11/24/2006 10:00am EST
Lisa Palleschi
"I think this album has two personalities," Lisa Palleschi says of her debut, Released. "Half the songs are really pretty ballads, love songs, and the other half are more in-your-face, rock songs."

Indeed, Released is chock full of humanity: Its songs map the extreme ups and downs that every person experiences. It's full of love (the sensuous, lush cover of The Cure's classic "Just Like Heaven") and heartbreak (the scornful "I Wanna See You Cry"). And the big-voiced Long Island, N.Y. born siren wouldn't have it any other way.

Ranging from the sweeping to the sweet, the beautifully...

The History Boys Soundtrack Spotlights An Eclectic Mix Of Songs From The 80s; Film And CD Out Nov. 21

11/13/2006 12:05pm EST
The History Boys Soundtrack
After winning five Tonys earlier this year-including honors for Best Play--The History Boys is set to conquer the big screen this November with Fox Searchlight's film adaptation of the Broadway phenomenon.

Rhino Records brings together the film's biggest musical moments with a soundtrack that features classic alternative rock cuts from the '80s, cast recordings, and more. The History Boys Original Soundtrack will be available November 21.

Featuring 14 songs, the film's soundtrack helps evoke the story's setting in 1980s England with songs such as The Smiths' "This Charming Man," N...

Tony Hawk's Project 8 Track List Revealed

10/17/2006 1:49pm EDT
Tony Hawk
Activision, Inc. is rocking gamers with an all-star musical line-up for the upcoming Tony Hawk’s Project 8 video game, including the debut of a track from the highly anticipated Plus-44 album, When Your Heart Stops Beating. The track Lycanthrope, is among 56 heart-pounding songs that will be featured in-game from such artists as Wolfmother, Gnarls Barkley and Kasabian. Full List Below!

“The Tony Hawk’s Project 8 soundtrack features an eclectic collection of original and licensed music from punk rock and hip hop to metal,” said Tim Riley, worldwide executive of music at Activision. “T...

"A Life Less Lived: The Gothic Box" Features 53 Influential Tracks On 3 CDs And 12 Videos on DVD

9/12/2006 4:17pm EDT
The Gothic Box
Long before its black velvet and pale skin fashions crept into American malls, Goth music represented an underground movement led by fans who favored songs that tapped into the antisocial energy of punk but celebrated dark introspection, tempestuous atmospherics and visual panache. Rhino brings together influential bands that rarely or never participate in Gothic music compilations to create a fascinating cross-section of all matters pertaining to Goth with "A Life Less Lived: The Gothic Box"his four-disc boxed set-three CDs and one DVD-will be available September 19.

In support of th...

Play Madden '07 With 30 Seconds To Mars On Xbox Live's "Game with Fame" Session-- Tonight!

8/29/2006 1:21pm EDT
30 Seconds To Mars
Fresh off their first MTV Video Music Award nominations for "Best Rock Video" and "MTV2 Award" for "The Kill," 30 Seconds To Mars are calling on all gamers to challenge them in the next Xbox Live 'Game with Fame' session. The rock band continues its North American tour for their latest album, Beautiful Lie, which continues to climb up the Billboard 200 charts.

Fans who are interested in gaming against the group should keep an eye out for the Xbox Live gamertag 'ThirtySecsGWF' from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST/3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 gaming in Madden NFL '07 ...

Brazilian Girls 'Talk To La Bomb' In September

6/20/2006 11:48am EDT
Brazilian Girls
Building upon tremendous critical acclaim and consistently sold-out performances, Brazilian Girls return with the eagerly anticipated Talk To La Bomb. Verve Forecast releases the new album September 12.

Late last fall, the band entered Jimi Hendrix's famed Electric Lady Studios in New York City with producer Mark Plati (David Bowie, The Cure, Deee-Lite). Ric Ocasek of The Cars produced the song "Last Call." The band was inspired by their surroundings and quickly began composing material. With the resulting 12 new tracks, they push their innovative fusion of electro, dub, pop, punk and ...

Celebrity Birthdays, June 1

6/1/2006 3:00am EDT
Heidi Klum
Happy Birthday to actor Oliver James (1980), Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette (1974), German supermodel Heidi Klum (1973), comedic actor Mark Curry (1964), The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce (1963), The Cure bassist Simon Gallup (1960), Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder (1959), "Knots Landing" actress Lisa Hartman (1956), Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood (1947), British actor Jonathan Pryce (1947), "X-Men 2" actor Brian Cox (1946), "Star Trek DS9" actor Rene Auberjonois (1940), "Blazing Saddles" sheriff Cleavon Little (1939; d. 1992), prolific actor Morgan Freeman (1937), singer Pat Boone (1...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 21

4/21/2006 3:05am EDT
Robert Smith
Happy Birthday To Canadian figure skater Jamie Sale (1977), movie/TV actor Eric Mabius (1971), "MAD TV" actress Nicole Sullivan (1970), The Cure lead singer Robert Smith (1959), actress/spokesmodel Andie MacDowell (1958), actor/talk show host Tony Danza (1951), singer Iggy Pop (1947), actor/news host Charles Grodin (1935), "Viva Zapata" star Anthony Quinn (1915; d. 2001), and "Jane Eyre" author Charlotte Bronte (1816; d. 1855).

Jane Seymour Will No Longer Allow Musicians To Record Albums At Her British Home

3/4/2006 4:00pm EST
Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour is set to close her famous English Elizabethan manor home to rock stars in a bid to return the stately pile to its historic glory. The Cure and S Club 7 have recorded albums at the country home, near Bath, England, and Radiohead worked on the classic OK Computer there. But the actress and her husband James Keach have decided to shut up the studio, and turn St. Catherine's Court into a retreat for "high-end clientele."

She says, "It's a beautiful house and right now we've completely renovated it. We're probably going to not have the rock groups there anymore. If a rock star...

"Future Retro" Remixes 80s Classics From The Cure, INXS and More

1/26/2006 9:36am EST
Robert Smith of The Cure
Classic '80s alternative songs go back to the future with "Future Retro" as Rhino Records updates the era's shimmering synthesized sounds with remixes by today's hottest club DJs and producers. Music from a short list of influential alternative artists such as Devo, The Cure, and Echo & The Bunnymen is reimagined by renowned DJs for today's club scene. Featuring 14 brand-new remixes, Future Retro includes The Crystal Method tweaking New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle," Jaded Alliance roughing up Erasure's "A Little Respect," and Static Revenger electrifying INXS' "Need You Tonight." Several...

Bayside To Release Acoustic CD/DVD

1/21/2006 7:57pm EST
A musician's life is a landscape filled with cheap, flashy distractions – is it possible to suffer through self-examination and benefit? Working within lush sonic landscapes, Bayside makes documenting faithlessness seem like an exercise in beauty, with rich vocals soaring over rock-solid arrangements spiked with truly imaginative guitar solos. While Bayside's Victory Records debut, Sirens and Condolences (click for review), resided in the territory of bleak hopelessness and helpless fury, in their self-titled album released in August of 2005, rays of hope shine through. When Raneri sings, "...

Maroon 5 Adds Festive Flair To Amnesty International's Global Music Initiative

12/21/2005 3:51pm EST
Maroon 5
Maroon 5 is adding festive fuel to Make Some Noise, Amnesty International's ground-breaking global music venture, with the release of Happy Xmas (War Is Over). Make Some Noise sees top international artists record contemporary versions of John Lennon classics.

Available from December 20, 2005, as an online download via, the L.A.-based quintet's single will be the fifth Lennon classic to be released through the Make Some Noise initiative. In the United States, all Make Some Noise downloads are available via MSN Music.

Originally recorded by Lennon in 1971, Happy X...

Black Eyed Peas, Avril, The Cure & More Help Amnesty International

12/6/2005 12:58pm EST
Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas, Avril Lavigne, and The Cure are joining Amnesty International in a ground-breaking musical venture using the works of John Lennon. Make Some Noise, launching on 10 December -- International Human Rights Day -- aims to inspire a new generation to celebrate and stand up for human rights.

The global launch of Make Some Noise will see the release of the Black Eyed Peas' rousing version of Power to the People, The Cure's interpretation of Love, Snow Patrol's recording of Isolation, and Grow Old With Me performed by The Postal Service. All four exclusive singles will als...

Mest Returns with "Photographs"

11/2/2005 1:00pm EST
In 2003, Mest frontman Tony Lovato fulfilled his childhood dream -- and it almost killed him. "As a kid I always said that if I ever played the whole Warped Tour, I could die the next day a happy man," Lovato says, who performed on the punk rock summer tour's stage a few days after having back surgery. As always, Mest gave one hell of a show. "The next day, which was my birthday, I woke up literally in tears because I couldn't move my back at all."

The dedicated band mustered up the energy and continued through the summer. While delivering one insane set after the next, Lovato numbed ...