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David Byrne's New Album Features Music From HBO's 'Big Love'

April 10th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
David Byrne
Scored by David Byrne, Big Love: Hymnal, Music Written for the HBO Series Plus Other Recent Compositions is out now on Todomundo. A selection of Byrne's music from all 12 episodes of the second season of the HBO series Big Love, the disc also features as yet unheard tracks written for and inspired by the series.

Big Love, which follows the polygamist family of fundamentalist Mormon Bill Hendrickson (played by Bill Paxton), takes a decidedly dark turn during the second season. What begins as a study in juggling three wives in an orderly and disciplined manner devolves into a morass of ...
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Review: U2's 'No Line On The Horizon'

March 10th, 2009 10:52am EDT
No Line On The Horizon
Let's put aside, if we can, the years of accolades this band has earned. Let's forget about Rolling Stone Magazine's five-star rating for this album (giving it "classic" status). Ignore the aging rock stars that have been written off more than once. And pay no attention to the sparse grey album cover that has left some fans scratching their heads.

All you need to focus on is the music. Three of the finest producers in music - all previous U2 collaborators - were involved in U2's twelfth studio album. Danny Lanois, Brian Eno, and Steve Lillywhite all put their mark on "No Line On...
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Listen To U2's Entire New Album Starting Today On MySpace Music

February 20th, 2009 3:32pm EST
U2
-Entire Album Available for Free Streaming on February 20th (Today!), Days Before Hitting Stores

MySpace Music, the world's premier online music portal, announces the exclusive world premiere of No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2. Beginning on February Feb. 20th, MySpace U.S. users will be able to stream the album in its entirety from U2's official MySpace Music profile at www.myspace.com/u2, giving fans a chance to preview it before the U.S. release on March 3rd. No Line On The Horizon will be available for purchase on MySpace Music starting on March 3rd.

U2 re...
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U2's New Single, 'Get On Your Boots' Debuts Jan. 19

January 16th, 2009 9:00am EST
U2
"Get On Your Boots," the first single from U2's new album No Line On The Horizon, will be released on January 19th on Interscope Records. The album is currently available for pre-order and will be released on March 3rd.

Produced by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Steve Lillywhite, sessions for No Line On The Horizon began in Fez, Morocco, and continued at the band's Dublin studio, New York's Platinum Sound Recording Studios, and Olympic Studios in London.

The album will be released in a standard format with a 24- page booklet and in digipak format. The digipak includes an extended b...
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2009 Music To Look Forward To

January 8th, 2009 12:34pm EST
U2
2008 brought in a slew of good music, but it is nothing compared to what's in store for 2009. Check our list of anticipated hot music releases to look forward to this year. Let us know your can't wait picks!

U2 - No Line On The Horizon

Rock pantheons U2 are set to release a new title, No Line On The Horizon, on March 3, 2009. Their new title will feature production by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, and Steve Lillywhite.

Eminem - Relapse

Hip Hop's dynamic duo, Eminem and producer Dr. Dre, have again joined forces for Eminem's next studio release Rela...
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U2 To Release 'No Line On The Horizon' March 3

December 18th, 2008 5:25pm EST
U2
No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, will be released in North America on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Written and recorded in various locations, No Line On The Horizon is the group’s 12th studio album and is their first release since the nine million selling album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, released in late 2004.

Sessions for No Line On The Horizon began last year in Fez, Morocco, and continued in the band's own studio in Dublin, before moving to New York's Platinum Sound Recording Studios. It was completed at Olympic Studios in London.

The album calls on the p...
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Fujiya & Miyagi Announce US Fall Tour; 'Lightbulbs' Out Now

September 20th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Fujiya & Miyagi
Imagine that Fujiya & Miyagi are mask-wearing technicians dissecting music, keen to magnify particles of sound to create a pulsing antidote to the ordinary. They speak in tongues, using language as a rhythm, picking words that sound good, rhyming 'jigsaws' with 'carnivores.'

Their songs are incisive snapshots of real lives that make household appliances sound threatening. They are steeped in vintage music from evocative krautrock to deep soul, with wafts of early Human League synth, Floydian Englishness and the throbbing groove of Tom Tom Club, all filtered for modern times.

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Dido Set To Release New Album, 'Safe Trip Home,' Nov. 4

August 28th, 2008 6:15pm EDT
Dido
The new album from Dido, Safe Trip Home will be released by the RCA Label Group on November 4, 2008.

Recorded in Los Angeles and London, Safe Trip Home is co-produced by: Jon Brion (Fiona Apple, Kanye West, Rufus Wainwright, Eels) Ark, the new production company of Rollo Armstrong (Faithless) and Dido. The record also features a song co-written with Brian Eno.

To coincide with this announcement a track from the album will be available for free download.

From Friday, August 22, "Look No Further" will be available from www.didomusic.com. A single, "Don't Believe in Love," will...
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Coldplay's Secret 2009 Album

August 21st, 2008 11:28am EDT
Coldplay
Coldplay will release a follow-up to their recent album Viva La Vida as early as next year, according to reports. The rockers, fronted by Chris Martin, apparently recorded enough tracks with producer Brian Eno to form the basis of a new LP.

A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "The Viva La Vida sessions were incredibly fruitful. They gelled brilliantly with Brian and recorded much more music than they could fit on one album.

"The majority of the follow-up is already in the can, though they will have to go back into the studio at some point to add a few more songs."

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David Byrne & Brian Eno Release New Album Online

July 29th, 2008 8:53am EDT
David Byrne
Music boffins David Byrne and Brian Eno will release their new album on a website they launched on Monday.

The former Talking Heads frontman and the ex-Roxy Music star teamed up in the studio for upcoming album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. And the project will be released exclusively online through the duo's new online venture.

The album will be streamed for free in its entirety upon its release next month, with physical and digital copies available for purchase.

-Check out David Byrne's Discography

-Brian Eno's Discography

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Brian Eno Didn't Like Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida'

July 13th, 2008 1:00pm EDT
Coldplay
British band Coldplay's latest album was slated by legendary producer Brian Eno before it was even recorded, according to frontman Chris Martin.

The rocker and his band enlisted the former Roxy Music keyboardist to help with their latest album Viva La Vida - but were shocked when Eno unleashed his thoughts on their songs.

Martin says, "He said, 'Your songs are too long, you're too repetitive and your lyrics aren't good enough.’

"Within 20 minutes we'd forgotten about all our previous record sales."

- Coldplay Gallery

(This news article provided by World Entertainme...
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Coldplay Turned To Brian Eno After NY Times Review

June 18th, 2008 10:18am EDT
Coldplay
Coldplay were left so stunned by a scathing critique of their last album X&Y they brought in producer Brian Eno to help them become the band they wanted to be.

The New York Times article suggested the British band were "the most insufferable" on the back of the 2005 album, prompting singer Chris Martin to take notice.

He says, "It was a big deal. It's the first real attack on your band, and from a publication we all respect. I agreed with a lot of the points... so, in a way, it was liberating to see that someone else realized that also. And there is something glamorous to me in ta...
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Coldplay Kicks Off 'Viva La Vida' North American Tour July 14

June 11th, 2008 12:07pm EDT
Coldplay
Coldplay will launch their "Viva La Vida" North American tour with two sold-out shows at The Forum in Los Angeles on July 14th and 15th. Fans snapped up an impressive 30,000 tickets in under 45 minutes time for the Los Angeles dates this past Saturday. Tickets for the tour are scheduled to go on sale this weekend in San Jose, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto and Boston. The complete tour itinerary is listed below with additional on sale dates to be announced. Details are available at http://www.coldplay.com or http://www.livenation.com.

The first few dates of the North American tour have bee...
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Starpulse Catches Up With Silverchair's Daniel Johns

November 30th, 2007 3:46pm EST
Silverchair
In 1995, Silverchair's "Tomorrow" became the single most played song on US modern rock stations, quite a feat for three 15 year olds from Australia. Since then, Silverchair has become the most successful band in their homeland's history, winning more Arias, the Grammy's of Australia, and charting more number-one records than any other act.

Their sound has evolved considerably since their grunge-styled early work to their latest release "Young Modern," a meticulously produced masterwork that combines elements of glam rock and orchestration reminiscent of Sergeant Pepper's/Revolver-era ...
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Moviemaker Embarrassed Directing Keira Knightley

November 14th, 2007 9:30pm EST
Keira Knightley
Moviemaker Joe Wright was left red-faced on the set of new period piece Atonement when he was heard yelling masturbation instructions to actress Keira Knightley. Wright pumped Brian Eno's This onto the set at full volume for the film's sensual scenes - but was caught out one morning when the track ended unexpectedly.

He says, "I didn't reduce the volume of my voice and I could suddenly be heard shouting, 'Keira, w--k him off,' which I was mercilessly ripped about for some weeks afterwards."

But the actress insists there was "no knob-touching for real."

-Keira Knightley Pictur...
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Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan Returns With 'Hourglass,' Out Oct. 23

October 11th, 2007 7:10pm EDT
Dave Gahan
"I feel this record has been an amazing opportunity to push the artist in me," says Dave Gahan of his second album Hourglass, due October 23 via Mute/Virgin Records. The record follows the Depeche Mode front man's acclaimed 2003 solo albut Paper Monsters that marked his debut as a full-fledged songwriter.

The album's first single-- the soaring and pulsating "Kingdom"-- hit radio waves August 27. "It's this idea that there's a better place, and it's not up there in the clouds, it's right here," says Gahan. "And it's about becoming more accepting of life and the way it is. I would be lyi...
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New Film To Feature U2 New Album Rehearsals

August 10th, 2007 11:51am EDT
U2
U2 fans attending the Toronto Film Festival in Canada next month are in for a treat - producer Daniel Lanois' new film, which is premiering at the event, features footage of the band rehearsing songs from their upcoming album.

In musical documentary Here Is What Is, the celebrated music mogul attempts to explain what makes him one of the best producers on the planet.

The film also features appearances by Willie Nelson, Sinead O'Connor and former Roxy Music star Brian Eno.

-U2 Pictures
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U2 Re-Team With Brian Eno And Daniel Lanois

June 7th, 2007 12:59pm EDT
U2
Irish rockers U2 are re-teaming with long-term collaborators Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois for help with their new album. The former Roxy Music star and Lanois famously produced the band's breakthrough fifth album, The Joshua Tree, but they've been invited into the studio this time to help pen lyrics for a follow-up to 2004's How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.

Writing on U2's official website, drummer Larry Mullen says, "It's the first time we've worked with Brian and Dan in a purely songwriting capacity. So it's very different, quite experimental and kind of liberating because of that." ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 15

May 15th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Happy Birthday to "The Sopranos" actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (1981), musician Ahmet Zappa (1974), French actor David Charvet (1972), Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith (1969), Braves pitcher John Smoltz (1967), rap/hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Melle Mel (1962), English composer Mike Oldfield (1953), "Analyze This" actor Chazz Palminteri (1951), producer/Roxy Music member Brian Eno (1948), country singer K.T. Oslin (1941), Latin rock pioneer Trini Lopez (1937), country legend Eddy Arnold (1918), and "The Wizard of Oz" author L. Frank Baum.
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Bryan Ferry To Release Entire Album Of Bob Dylan Covers June 26; Listen

May 13th, 2007 11:00am EDT
Bryan Ferry
There is a racing, joyous intensity to Bryan Ferry's interpretations of the songs of Bob Dylan. Just as his legendary version of 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall', recorded back in 1973, exchanged apocalyptic vision for exuberant swagger, so at the heart of these new recordings lies Ferry's brilliance in both paying homage to the original track, and reinventing it as entirely and iconically his own. Back then, in 1973, he had an idea: "I just thought it would be great to make a whole album of Dylan songs. And at the end of last year, finally, it happened."

Between the idea and its executio...
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Devo To Tour Europe For First Time In 15 Years

April 18th, 2007 12:45pm EDT
Devo
Devo are the unmistakable American rock group formed in Akron, Ohio in 1972 by Kent State art students Jerry Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh. Their debut album, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo produced by Brian Eno, and was originally released to worldwide acclaim in 1978.

They were also one of the first American rock acts to sign to the UK-based record label Stiff Records.

Devo took its name from their concept of "de-evolution" — the idea that instead of evolving, mankind has actually regressed, as evidenced by the dysfunction and herd mentality of American society.

Their mus...
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Timbaland Plans To Work With Coldplay

March 22nd, 2007 2:55pm EDT
Timbaland
Timbaland is planning to give British rockers Coldplay an urban twist when he produces songs for their upcoming album. The beatmaker - real name Timothy Mosley - is the brains behind Nelly Furtado's hit "Maneater" and Justin Timberlake's "Sexyback".

And he's now turning his hand to the Chris Martin-fronted band.

Talking about his production process, Timbaland says, "I try to get into their heads, see what they thinking about. I just try to figure out how they are feeling.

"And if they are feeling a certain way, I go by that. It's more about everyday life - then it (should) be...
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Brian Eno Producing Latest Coldplay Album

February 6th, 2007 9:29am EST
Coldplay
Coldplay are collaborating with legendary music producer Brian Eno on their new album. Electronic musician Eno, 58, is famous for his work with Roxy Music, U2 and David Bowie, and Coldplay are thrilled to have him on board.

The band's guitarist Johnny Buckland said: "We feel that he picked us really, rather than we picked him. If you can persuade him to work with you then you must be doing quite well."

Frontman Chris Martin refused to give any details away about the new project, saying: "It's just too early to talk about it at the moment." Chris has also confirmed Coldplay will no...
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Fascinating Facts

January 28th, 2007 4:30pm EST
Brian Eno
Former Roxy Music star Brian Eno has signed on to produce the next Coldplay album. He says, "It will be very original and very different from what they've done before."

Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher was a cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers when the team made it to the Super Bowl in 1985.

Former S Club 7 singer Jo O'Meara and actress Cleo Rocos are the latest evictees of Celebrity Big Brother after both were voted off the British reality show last night. A-Team star Dirk Benedict, Jermaine Jackson, former Miss Great Britain Danielle Lloyd and non-celebrity Jack Tweedy...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 15

May 15th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Happy Birthday to "The Sopranos" actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (1981), musician Ahmet Zappa (1974), French actor David Charvet (1972), Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith (1969), Braves pitcher John Smoltz (1967), rap/hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Melle Mel (1962), English composer Mike Oldfield (1953), "Analyze This" actor Chazz Palminteri (1951), producer/Roxy Music member Brian Eno (1948), country singer K.T. Oslin (1941), Latin rock pioneer Trini Lopez (1937), country legend Eddy Arnold (1918), and "The Wizard of Oz" author L. Frank Baum.
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Paul Simon Collaborated With Brian Eno On Latest Album, "Surprise," Due May 9

May 4th, 2006 10:42am EDT
Paul Simon
'Surprise' is the first album that Paul Simon has worked on in collaboration with legendary producer Brian Eno. The result is a captivating collection of songs captured in mesmerising style by Eno’s inventive production. 'Surprise', his first album since 2000’s ‘You’re The One’, is reminiscent of classics from his back catalogue such as ‘Paul Simon’, ‘There Goes Rhymin' Simon’ and ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’.

Titles set to rank amongst highlights of the set include ‘Outrageous’, ‘How Can You Live In The Northeast’ and ‘Sons And Daughters’.

There are tentative plans for Pau...
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Warner Bros. To Release Paul Simon’s New Album ‘Surprise’ On May 9

March 28th, 2006 4:15pm EST
Paul Simon
On May 9, Warner Bros. Records will release ‘Surprise,’ the new studio album by Paul Simon and his first release since 2000. Produced by Simon, and in collaboration with Brian Eno, the album contains some of Simon's best songwriting and performances since the 'Graceland' album.

Says Paul Simon: "Working with Brian Eno opens the door to a world of sonic possibilities; plus he's just a great guy to hang with in the studio, or for that matter in life. I had a really good time."

‘Surprise’ features Simon’s masterful voice, and showcases some of his finest guitar work to date. Augmente...
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Brian Eno Won't Take Part In Roxy Music Reunion

March 24th, 2006 8:00pm EST
Brian Eno
Music pioneer Brian Eno has quashed rumours he will reteam with his former Roxy Music bandmates to record the group's first album since 1982.

Eno quit the British band in 1973 after recording just two LPs with the Brian Ferry-fronted outfit - but British press reports recently claimed he was set to return to his roots.

A statement on EnoWeb says the rumours are "untrue and just in-good-faith wishful thinking from the journalists - Brian has no involvement with the band's current recording or tour plans.

"All that happened was that Brian popped in to visit the members of the g...
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