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Lily Allen Announces Spring Headlining Tour Of North America; Leads 'The Sims' Music Competition

3/11/2007 12:00pm EDT
Lily Allen
Lily Allen just wrapped up MTV's first-ever "Discover and Download" tour, but the spirited U.K. artist is already plotting her return to the States. She'll kick off a headlining tour in Houston, TX on March 16 after a pair of appearances at SXSW. Allen, who will be the guest on the acclaimed public radio showcase World CafeĀ®, on March 16, is confirmed to perform at KCRW's "A Sounds Eclectic Evening" in Los Angeles on April 14, at Coachella in Indio, CA on April 29 and at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN on June 15.

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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 4)

12/31/2006 3:00pm EST
The Darkness
In October, Justin Hawkins, lead singer of The Darkness, announced that he's leaving the band because he can't live the rock 'n' roll lifestyle again after completing rehab... Weird Al Yankovic's White & Nerdy becomes the parody singer's first ever top-ten hit... and legendary NYC nightclub CBGB, where bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads and Blondie got their start, closed; Patti Smith was the final act... Beck took things to the next level by releasing his latest album, The Information with sets of stickers so fans could create their own cover art; however, the revolutionary move prompte...
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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

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U.K. Band The Feeling Delivers On Debut "Twelve Stops and Home"

11/14/2006 4:56pm EST
The Feeling
Talk about being hooked on The Feeling. This U.K. band delivers an amalgam of harmonic melodies and catchy choruses that reaches full fruition on its Cherrytree/Interscope debut, Twelve Stops and Home, which has already produced a pair of Top 10 international hit singles in "Sewn" and "Fill My Little World."

The quintet's sonic touchstones range from the classic (the Beatles, the Stones, the Kinks, Queen, The Carpenters and the Beach Boys) to the more esoteric (10cc, Abba, the Human League and the Pet Shop Boys) to the timeless (Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen).

"I'm very...
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Depeche Mode Reissue Campaign Continues With Remastered Versions Of Three Albums; Coming Oct. 3

9/27/2006 2:57pm EDT
Depeche Mode
With the artistic and commercial success of Depeche Mode's eleventh studio album and tour last year, the band proved that its passion for conjuring melodies filled with soul and shadow has not dimmed after 25 years together. Rhino Records continues its dark celebration of one of alternative rock's most inspired and iconic bands with its campaign to remaster and expand Depeche Mode's illustrious catalog. Deluxe versions of "A Broken Frame," "Some Great Reward" and "Songs Of Faith And Devotion" will each be available October 3.

Just like the first round of DM reissues this spring, each a...
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Justin Timberlake To Host MTV Europe Music Awards - Full Nominations List

9/20/2006 10:54am EDT
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake is to host this year's MTV Europe Music Awards. The SexyBack singer will also perform live at the prestigious ceremony, along with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nelly Furtado and British band Muse. Full nominations list below!

Justin said: "I'm really excited to be hosting. I'm working on several ideas with MTV at the moment and there are some great new interactive parts to the show. We're going to take over the city! It's going to be an amazing night. Anything can happen and no one is safe!"

Host Justin is nominated for two awards this year - Best Male and Best Pop...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 23

7/23/2006 3:00am EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Happy Birthday to "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" star Daniel Radcliffe (1989), Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams (1980), actress Stephanie March (1974), Travis lead singer Francis Healy (1973), country/bluegrass singer Alison Krauss (1971), actress Charisma Carpenter (1970), supermodel Stephanie Seymour (1968), "Capote" star Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967), Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash (1965), "White Men Can't Jump" star Woody Harrelson (1961), Depeche Mode singer Martin L. Gore (1961), prolific character actress Edie McClurg (1951), "The Limey" star Terence Stamp (1939...
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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...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 9

5/9/2006 3:00am EDT
Billy Joel
Happy Birthday to pop group Simple Plan's lead singer Pierre Bouvier (1979), "Sin City" actress Rosario Dawson (1979), rapper Ghostface Killah (1970), music producer Kevin Saunderson (1964), Depeche Mode singer David Gahan (1962), 'piano man' Billy Joel (1949), actress Candice Bergen (1946), "The Simpsons" producer James L. Brooks (1940), British actress Glenda Jackson (1936), "Big Fish" actor Albert Finney (1936), and Canadian country music star Hank Snow (1914; d. 1999).
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Coachella 2006 Line-Up Announced

2/1/2006 4:11pm EST
Bloc Party
The official line up for the 2006 Coachella music festival has been announced! Tool, Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Blunt and dozens of other bands & artists will converge April 29th and 30th in Indio, California. Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 4th at Noon (PST). The complete line-up is below...

Saturday, April 29th

Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Common, Atmosphere, Carl Cox, My Morning Jacket, TV on the Radio, Ladytron, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tosca, Cat Power, Animal Collective, HARD-Fi, De...
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"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...
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Juliette Lewis Goes Topless for Punk Designer

10/28/2005 9:50am EDT
Juliette Lewis
Juliette Lewis is to pose topless in a new advertisement for punk designer Johan Lindeberg. In the saucy commercial, Lewis - who was once engaged to Brad Pitt - is stretched between two chairs in a dressing room, wearing only a pair of jeans.

The actress-turned-rocker teamed up with the fashion king after he offered to design stage gear for her group Juliette and The Licks on their European tour. Ex-Libertines rocker and on-off friend of Pete Doherty, Carl Barat, also features in the provocative ads.

Meanwhile, Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan has agreed to wear the designer's out...
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Smallville Soundtrack Features Lifehouse, Josh Kelley, More

10/26/2005 9:17am EDT
Smallville
As "Smallville" fans know, the Man of Steel was once the Teen of Steel, and he had plenty of cool tunes on his iPod. To prove the point, Hollywood Records is set to release a CD of songs heard in the hit WB series "Smallville." Comprised of an eclectic assemblage of bands, the "Smallville" CD features songs that have been or will be heard on the show. The Hollywood soundtrack CD arrives in stores November 8.

In keeping with "Smallville's" contemporary retelling of the Superman saga, all of the artists' songs included on the album either have been or will be featured on episodes of the...
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