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Dashboard Confessional 'Alter The Ending' Makes Solid Steps

12/15/2009 12:22pm EST
Dashboard Confessional
Even though Dashboard Confessional made the decision to release both an electric and an acoustic version of their latest, 'Alter the Ending,' the band still included a little from column A and a little from column B, dropping in the unplugged stuff now and again, something perhaps old hat for Chris Carrabba and the boys.

Another aspect of 'Alter the Ending' that is old hat for the band is the songs themselves. They are brimming with Carrabba's painfully relatable lyrics, and while they have gotten a tad more optimistic throughout the years, they still manage to tug at the heartstrings. ...

Taylor Swift Featured In 'Band Hero'; New Songs Announced

10/2/2009 12:30pm EDT
Taylor Swift, Band Hero, Band Hero Song List
Video game players and music fans alike can now get closer to Band Hero's in-game playable character Taylor Swift than ever before, as they can perform as the music icon to her fan-favorite chart-topping hits "You Belong With Me," "Picture To Burn" and "Love Story" in the biggest music event to hit living rooms this holiday season - "Band Hero". Today, Activision puts fans front and center in the concert of a lifetime, as they debut Swift's never-before-seen in-game performances in "Band Hero", the perfect game for family and friends to jam out and sing along to their favorite tunes togethe...

The Cab Announces "Why So Serious?" Headline Tour

8/8/2008 6:00pm EDT
The Cab
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group The Cab has announced details of their upcoming live schedule. The Las Vegas-based band – whose breakthrough debut album, Whisper War, arrived earlier this year – will spend September traveling the U.S. on their first-ever headline excursion. The "Why So Serious? Tour" kicks off on September 11th at San Antonio's Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar, and then continues through a September 28th show at Tucson, Arizona's The Rock. Joining The Cab on all dates will be This Providence, Hey Monday, and A Rocket To The Moon.

In October, The Cab will join force...

Panic At The Disco & Dashboard Confessional To Co-Headline First Ever 'Rock Band Live' Tour

8/2/2008 11:41am EDT
Panic At The Disco
The musical video game phenomenon of Rock Band™ is coming to a city near you. This fall Rock Band Live ( will travel across the country with headline acts Panic At The Disco and Dashboard Confessional, together on stage, with very special guests Plain White T's, The Cab, and possibly YOU!

The concert tour will let Rock Band bands rock their way onto the main stage with a truly interactive experience that allows fans to compete in head-to-head competitions for the chance to play on the main stage in-between the tour acts' sets. Bands will be selected th...

Sundance Channel Presents: 'Live From Abbey Road' Thursdays at 10pm

6/19/2008 9:30pm EDT
Mary J. Blige
To kick off the second season of the Sundance Channel's acclaimed original music series "Live From Abbey Road," Mary J. Blige, the "Queen of Hip Hop Soul," will discuss her extraordinary way of combining hip-hop and soul, and perform hit songs such as lead single "Just Fine" off her latest album Growing Pains.

In addition, interviews from alternative rock band Dashboard Confessional talk about their experience at the legendary Abbey Road studio, and perform "Hands Down" from album A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar.

Last, but certainly not least, English singer-song writer James ...

Music Review: Say Anything's 'In Defense Of The Genre' Satisfies, Challenges Listeners

10/22/2007 3:09pm EDT
Say Anything
Say Anything’s ...Is A Real Boy caught most of the music scene off-guard, despite the buzz rumbling from inside the genre (rock, punk? does it matter?). Full of desperate lyrics that cut into cliques of people and music, frontman Max Bemis poured his life and well-being into the album – he recorded every instrument except drums - and a few years after the album’s release he was admitted into a hospital with bi-polar illness. With the illness mostly behind him, Bemis re-grouped and wrote another giant concept album, In Defense of the Genre.

The only thing more staggering than the two-CD...

Dashboard Confessional Announces First Solo Tour in Five Years

7/30/2007 1:16pm EDT
Dashboard Confessional
Following a hugely successful arena tour in support of their fourth album Dusk and Summer (Vagrant), Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba is going back to his roots with a rare North American solo tour -- his first in five years. Joining him for this very special trek are Augustana and John Ralston. The tour officially kicks off on September 14 in Rochester, MI.

Carrabba and his bandmates -- guitarist John Lefler, bassist Scott Schoenbeck and drummer Mike Marsh -- ended 2006 on a high note with a sold-out show at New York City's legendary Madison Square Garden. The band has continue...

My American Heart Readies 'Hiding Inside The Horrible Weather' For June 26 Release

6/17/2007 1:00pm EDT
My American Heart
Age doesn't necessarily denote musical prowess, but for My American Heart, a band who wrote their debut when most of the members were merely 16, making great music has only been augmented by three years of touring, practice and acquired knowledge. The San Diego fivesome's dynamic, innovative second record reverberates with a sense of newfound wisdom and the sort of skill that comes only from that hard-earned experience, a reminder of how shockingly young the makers of the record actually are. The strikingly varied disc, metaphorically entitled Hiding Inside the Horrible Weather to denote th...

Enter To Win The Third Soundtrack Album From 'One Tree Hill'

5/4/2007 6:00pm EDT
One Tree Hill
The CW Network drama One Tree Hill has often offered its fans unique opportunities to interact with its characters and their storylines outside of traditional television viewing. The show's latest effort to reach viewers takes the cast and crew from their North Carolina set to the small town of Honey Grove, Texas. Everyone knows that a good mix of music is the key to any road trip's success. "The Road Mix" is the third soundtrack of One Tree Hill.

An upcoming episode of One Tree Hill follows Lucas (Chad Michael Murray), Peyton (Hilarie Burton), Brooke (Sophia Bush), Nathan (James La...

Third Soundtrack Album From 'One Tree Hill' To Be Released April 3

3/29/2007 9:00pm EDT
One Tree Hill
The CW Network drama One Tree Hill has often offered its fans unique opportunities to interact with its characters and their storylines outside of traditional television viewing. The show's latest effort to reach viewers takes the cast and crew from their North Carolina set to the small town of Honey Grove, Texas. Everyone knows that a good mix of music is the key to any road trip's success. "The Road Mix," the third soundtrack of One Tree Hill, will be released on Tuesday, April 3.

An upcoming episode of One Tree Hill follows Lucas (Chad Michael Murray), Peyton (Hilarie Burton), Br...

Guitar Hero II 'Rock, Paint, Bid' Auction Features Jack Black, Tony Hawk, My Chemical Romance & More

3/8/2007 9:47am EST
Jack Black
Celebrities from the music, film, art and sports worlds will use their creative talents to design and personalize Guitar Hero II video game controllers for Rock, Paint, Bid -- an online auction by Activision, Inc. and Red Bull Energy Drink to be held April 3rd-13th benefiting MusiCares. The pieces will be on public display March 9-18 at Hi-Lo in Austin, Texas, where a surprise performance by a legendary guitarist will also mark the event.

"We are proud to be working with such an amazing list of artists and sports figures in support of this important foundation," said Tim Riley, Worldwi...

Kevin Devine's "Put Your Ghost To Rest" Out Now; Listen

1/21/2007 9:00am EST
Kevin Devine
Produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck, Guided By Voices, The Vines), Kevin Devine's Put Your Ghost To Rest is a collection of 12 compelling songs showcasing Devine's keen, idiosyncratic observations on a wide range of topics including love, friendship, suicide, drinking and the sorry state of Western civilization.

The Brooklyn, NY-based artist's three previous albums - Split The Country, Split The Street (2005, Triple Crown Records), Make the Clocks Move (2003, Triple Crown Records) and Circle Gets the Square (2001, Immigrant Sun Records) established him as a "perceptive folk po...

2006: Year In Music (Pt. 2)

12/31/2006 1:00pm EST
Billy Corgan
...In April, Billy Corgan announced that Smashing Pumpkins will reunite and begin recording a new album... Rihanna released her sophomore disc, Unfaithful, featuring the single S.O.S., which includes a sample of Soft Cell's Tainted Love... and Cee-Lo and DangerMouse's collaboration, Gnarls Barkley took the U.S. by storm, as their hit single Crazy stormed the charts and took off as one of 2006's most popular tunes.

Bands that released new albums include: The Flaming Lips, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Blue October, Lacuna Coil, Lamb Of God, Pink, Queensryche, The Vines, Eagles Of Death Metal, Qu...

MTV And Interscope Records Team Up To Release Laguna Beach Soundtrack; In Stores Nov. 7

11/1/2006 2:20pm EST
Laguna Beach
MTV and Interscope Records have teamed together to bring fans of the hit reality television series "Laguna Beach" a killer soundtrack, appropriately titled Laguna Beach: Summer Can Last Forever, due in stores November 7. Always key in narrating the show's drama, the music in "Laguna Beach" has helped shape storylines, giving the feel for the ensuing cat fights and teen romance. Now fans can enjoy all their favorite songs from all three seasons of the series. The album is available with eight different covers so fans can choose their favorite cast members including Kristin, Lauren (LC), S...

Upcoming 'Late Show' Guests Include Johnny Depp, Adam Sandler, Kate Bosworth & More

7/27/2006 10:51am EDT
Johnny Depp
Upcoming guests on the Late Show With David Letterman:

Thursday, July 27

Actor Johnny Depp; musical guests The Spinners

Friday, July 28

Actor Jamie Foxx; comedian Tom Dreesen

Monday, July 31

Actor Adam Sandler; Julie Chen, host of CBS's Big Brother; a Top Ten List presented by 2006 U.S. Open golf winner Geoff Oglivy

Tuesday, August 1

Actress Kate Bosworth; musical guest Broken Social Scene; the Diet Coke/Mentos experiment

Wednesday, Aug. 2

Actress Sandra Bullock; musical guests Widespread Panic

Thursday, August 3

Actress Anne Hathaway; comed...

Madden 07 Soundtrack Announced

6/23/2006 2:52pm EDT
Madden NFL 07
Crank it up, gamers! The football pre-season kicks off with a bang as Electronic Arts reveals the 35 songs that will be featured in Madden NFL 07, becoming the de facto soundtrack of the 2007 football season. The bone-crunching action and heart-pounding adrenaline of the grid iron is intensified by the game's one-of-a-kind mix of rock and hip hop. Full List Below!

"Year after year, the music selected for inclusion in EA's smash hit football series invariably becomes the soundtrack of the football season, moving beyond the game to turn up in football stadiums and on live TV broadcasts, ...

Upcoming Guests on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'

6/18/2006 9:00am EDT
Adam Sandler
This week's and next week's guests on David Letterman's couch include a politician, a few musicians, a socialite, a comedian, some movie stars and much more:

Monday, June 19

Actor Adam Sandler; Julie Chen, host of CBS' Big Brother

Tuesday, June 20

Nicole Richie; actor Brandon Routh

Wednesday, June 21

Actress Amy Sedaris; musical guests Morningwood

Thursday, June 22

Actress Meryl Streep; musical guests Yellowcard

Friday, June 23

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore

Monday, June 26

Actor Kevin Spacey

Tuesday, June 27

Actress Anne Hatha...

Dashboard Confessional Set To Drop Fourth Album, "Dusk And Summer," June 27; Tour Dates

5/21/2006 11:00am EDT
Dashboard Confessional
After nearly two years worth of writing and recording Dashboard Confessional is set to release Dusk and Summer, the band's fourth studio album for Vagrant Records. Produced by Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park) and recorded in Los Angeles and New York, Dusk and Summer contains some of the finest songs of the band's career. In addition to Gilmore, Dashboard Confessional also enlisted the production skills of famed U2 collaborator Daniel Lanois, whose signature sound - both viscerally powerful and intricately beautiful - can be heard throughout the album. This is the first studio album th...

Check Out "The Henry Rollins Show" On IFC

4/27/2006 11:00pm EDT
Henry Rollins
Following critical acclaim as IFC's outspoken host on Henry's Film Corner, the weekly series The Henry Rollins Show premiered on April 1 at 10:00pm ET for a 20-week run.

The format incorporates an eclectic selection of musical acts, a wider range of celebrity guests and new, original field segments. Henry Rollins, the articulate and opinionated former lead singer of "Black Flag," front man of the "Rollins Band," actor, author and spoken word artist, will continue to give us his unique take on the current state of pop culture, politics and everything entertainment, for better or wors...