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'Spirits in the Material World – A Reggae Tribute to the Police' On CD Feb. 19

February 10th, 2008 11:00am EST
Spirits In The Material World
Spirits In The Material World brings together a mix of legendary reggae and rock artists to create a stunning set of strong new reggae versions of Police songs, both signature hits and fan-favorite album tracks.

Featured songs include "Every Breath You Take," "Can't Stand Losing You," "The Bed's Too Big Without You," "De Doo Doo Doo De Dah Dah Dah," "Invisible Sun," "Synchronicity" and more!

Produced by Inner Circle (creators of the "Bad Boys" hit Cops theme).

The Artists:

Toots & The Maytals: A legendary name in Jamaican music, their first hits date back to 1963 at the he...
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Headcount Plans To Register Up To 200,000 New Voters Through Live Concerts

November 6th, 2007 2:32pm EST
Dave Matthews Band
HeadCount, the volunteer-run voter registration organization that registered nearly 50,000 voters in 2004 through alliances with Dave Matthews Band and other artists, has announced an ambitious plan to stage voter registration drives at more than 500 concerts over the next year, with a goal of registering 200,000 new voters.

HeadCount will be the only national organization to stage voter registration at concerts on a large scale in 2008, employing registration methods it has tested and perfected over the last three years.

Virginia McEnerney, the former Vice President of Corporate...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 5

November 5th, 2007 3:00am EST
Famke Janssen
Happy Birthday to singer/songwriter Ryan Adams (1974), NBA star Jerry Stackhouse (1974), Red Sox center fielder Johnny Damon (1973), Baltimore Orioles catcher Javy Lopez (1970), "X-Men 3" actress Famke Janssen (1965), Little Darling Tatum O'Neal (1963), Canada's top pop singer Bryan Adams (1959), second Terminator Robert Patrick (1958), Boston Celtics Deadhead Bill Walton (1952), musician Gram Parsons (1943; d. 1973 ), actress Elke Sommer (1941), singer Art Garfunkel (1941), 70s singer Ike Turner (1931), Gone With the Wind's Vivien Leigh (1913; d. 1967), and cowboy Roy Rogers (1911; d. 1998...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 16

October 16th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Bob Weir
Happy Birthday to WNBA star and former UCONN Husky Sue Bird (1980), whiney singer John Mayer (1977), NHL star Paul Kariya (1974), Red Hot Chili Pepper Flea (1962), Mystic River star Tim Robbins (1958), Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir (1947), actress/entrepreneur Suzanne Somers (1946), FOX sports announcer Tim McCarver (1941), Alice star Linda Lavin (1937), Murder She Wrote star Angela Lansbury (1925), American playwright Eugene O'Neill (1888; d. 1953), Irish author/poet Oscar Wilde (1854; d. 1900), and dictionary pioneer Noah Webster (1758; d. 1843).
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 3

October 3rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Seann William Scott
Happy Birthday to actress/pop-singer Ashlee Simpson (1984), actor Seann William Scott (1976), Wild Thing Neve Campbell (1973), No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani (1969), Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee (1962), golfer Fred Couples (1959), rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954), notable politician Al Sharpton (1954), relief pitcher Dennis Eckersley (1954), baseball player Dave Winfield (1951), musician Keb'Mo' (1951), Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow (1947), Twister Chubby Checker (1941), and the man who sung "Summertime Blues," Eddie Cochran (193...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 11

September 11th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Moby
Happy Birthday to: "Jurassic Park" actress Ariana Richards (1979), Chimaira drummer Andols Herrick (1979), singer/songwriter Ben Lee (1978), Coldplay guitarist Jon Buckland (1977), rapper/actor Ludacris (1977), Jamaican dancehall musician Elephant Man (1976), British singer Richard Ashcroft (1971), Letters to Cleo singer Kay Hanley (1968), New Orleans singer Harry Connick, Jr. (1967), techno icon Moby (1965), bassist Victor Wooten (1964), actress Kristy McNichol (1962), actress Elizabeth Daily (1962), "Sideways" actress Virginia Madsen (1961), "Gilmore Girls" actor Scott Patterson (1958), "...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 8

September 8th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Pink
Happy Birthday to "Home Improvement" actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas (1981), pop star Pink (1979), Keane drummer Richard Hughes (1975), actor David Arquette (1971), model/tv host Brooke Burke (1971), musician Neko Case (1970), solo artist and former 'til Tuesday singer Aimee Mann (1960), "The Fall Guy" actress Heather Thomas (1957), The Cars guitarist Benjamin Orr (1947; d. 2000), the Grateful Dead's original keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (1945), The Association bassist Brian Cole (1942; d. 1972), country legend Patsy Cline (1932; d. 1963), "The Pink Panther" series star Peter Sellers (192...
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Montreal Singer-Songwriter Chantal Chamandy To Perform At Egypt's Pyramids

September 5th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Chantal Chamandy
Montreal, August 2007— A team from Quebec will be leaving for Cairo in the next few days to produce a unique show on September 7th in front of the pyramids on the Giza plateau.

The Egyptian government has granted permission for Chantal Chamandy, Beladi, A Night at the Pyramids, featuring the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, to be presented before an audience of several thousand people. Chantal Chamandy one of only a handful of artists, which includes Sting, Shakira, Julio Iglesias, The Grateful Dead and Egyptian stars Fairouz and Magda al-Roumy, to have access to this majestic site for a liv...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 22

August 22nd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Tori Amos
Happy Birthday to Simple Plan guitarist Jeff Stinco (1978), Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough (1973), "Lost" actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967), Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley (1967; d. 2002), singer/songwriter Tori Amos (1963), Tears For Fears singer Roland Orzabel (1961), Ratt bassist Juan Croucier (1959), Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid (1958), actor Colm Feore (1958), Grateful Dead singer Donna Jean Godchaux (1947), "Laverne and Shirley" actress Cindy Williams (1947), actress Valerie Harper (1940), "Brokeback Mountain" author Annie Proulx (1935), Sci-Fi writer Ray Bradbury (1920)...
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Rhino To Release 4-CD Box Set To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of 'The Summer Of Love'

August 7th, 2007 8:30pm EDT
Love Is The Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970
*NOTE*: Starpulse has been informed that the release date of this box-set has been pushed back to September 18 due to complications at the factory producing it.

LOS ANGELES -- Forty years ago the world turned its ears toward San Francisco as a wave of talented bands gave birth to the American counterculture. On August 28, Rhino remembers that magical confluence of time and place with Love Is The Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970, a 4-CD box set of classics and rarities from the golden age of Golden State rock.

San Francisco Nuggets is the last word on one of popular m...
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Mickey Hart & Zakir Hussain Reunite 15 Years After Grammy-Winning 'Planet Drum' With 'Global Drum Project'

August 1st, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Mickey Hart
Over three decades as the innovative percussion engine of the Grateful Dead, Mickey Hart's ear for global sounds brought numerous unpredictable guests to the Dead's stage performances.

Hart's 1991 release Planet Drum was the natural outgrowth of this adventure, showcasing his gift as a supreme catalyst in convening the world's finest percussion talent for a dazzling collaboration - including Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, who is an international phenomenon in his own right. Zakir began his career as a child prodigy has gone on to win many awards, founded his own record label Mome...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 1

August 1st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jerry Garcia
Happy Birthday to MTV! (1981); O-Town singer Ashley Parker Angel (1981), Avenged Sevenfold musician M. Shadows (1981), Arizona Cardinals running back Edgerrin James (1978), "The Cosby Show" actress Tempestt Bledsoe (1973), film director Sam Mendes (1965), rapper Coolio (1963), Public Enemy rapper Chuck D (1960), Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott (1959), musician Robert Cray (1953), Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia (1942; d. 1995), actor/comedian Dom DeLuise (1933), Moby Dick author Herman Melville (1819; d. 1889), and explorer William Clark (1770; d. 1838).
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Rhino Unlocks The Grateful Dead Vault With The Long-Delayed 'Three From The Vault'

July 4th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Grateful Dead
If you want to understand why people obsess over live Grateful Dead recordings, the historic From The Vault series of releases holds the answer. The story begins in 1991 when the band quietly and unintentionally launched a musical revolution with back-to-back live concert releases, One From the Vault and Two from The Vault. These superior-quality recordings of fan-favorite shows not only delighted Deadheads everywhere, but also inspired artists like Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam to eventually follow suit with releases of their own classic concerts.

Setting a gold standard by whic...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 23

June 23rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Selma Blair
Happy Birthday to singer Jason Mraz (1977), "A Dirty Shame" actress Selma Blair (1972), French footballer Zinedine Zidane (1972), DeBarge singer Chico DeBarge (1966), TV screenwriter Joss Whedon (1964), Testament singer Chuck Billy (1962), "Aeon Flux" actress Francis McDormand (1957), Misfits singer Glenn Danzig (1955), Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter (1941), and country singer June Carter Cash (1929; d. 2003).
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Sirius Satellite Radio To Launch Grateful Dead Channel

May 22nd, 2007 3:08pm EDT
Grateful Dead
Sirius Satellite Radio and the legendary Grateful Dead announced today a new radio channel dedicated to the music of Grateful Dead and its band members. Grateful Dead Radio will be heard exclusively on Sirius and feature music spanning the band's long and storied career, live performances from the band's own archives, bootleg performances from fans, previously unreleased recordings, and even special shows hosted by members of the band. Grateful Dead Radio is expected to launch on Sirius this summer.

"We have fans who've driven hundreds of miles to see us," said Grateful Dead drummer Mi...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 7

May 7th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Eagle Eye Cherry
Happy Birthday to Swedish musician Eagle Eye Cherry (1969), actress Traci Lords (1968), late WWE star Owen Hart (1965; d. 1999), film director Amy Heckerling (1954), singer/songwriter Janis Ian (1951), character actor Randall "Tex" Cobb (1950), Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann (1946), singer Thelma Houston (1946), singer Harvey Andrews (1943), soul singer Jimmy Ruffin (1939), Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas (1933; d. 2002), actress Anne Baxter (1923; d. 1985), "A Christmas Story" actor Darren McGavin (1922; d. 2006), Argentine first lady Eva Peron (1919; d. 1952), "High Noon"...
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Unprecedented Collection Of Music Memorabilia To Be Offered In Live & Online Auction

March 26th, 2007 2:25pm EDT
U2
U2's The Edge announced the Icons of Music Auction to benefit Music Rising on Saturday April 21 at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square at 5 p.m. The auction event will offer one of the most significant collections of music memorabilia from many of music's greatest legends with proceeds benefiting Music Rising.

The campaign was co-founded by The Edge, producer Bob Ezrin and Gibson Guitar Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz in 2005 to aid musicians of the Gulf Coast Region in regaining their livelihood after the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The live and online a...
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Relix Magazine Enters Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Vaults

March 15th, 2007 11:39am EDT
Grateful Dead
More than three decades since the publishing of its first issue, Relix Magazine has secured its place in rock and roll history as its 32-year archive enters into the vaults at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.

What began in 1974 as a Grateful Dead fanzine has since blossomed into one of the most respected and long-lasting music magazines in history. Originally known as Dead Relix, the publication has grown its fan base through expanded coverage of rock and roll music.

The Relix donation to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum further secures a place in t...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 15

March 15th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Eva Longoria
Happy Birthday to G-Unit rapper Young Buck (1981), "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria (1975), Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath (1968), Poison singer Bret Michaels (1963), singer Terence Trent D'Arby (1962), Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider (1955), American guitarist Ry Cooder (1947), funk pioneer Sly Stone (1943), Beach Boy Mike Love (1941), Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh (1940), "Taxi" star Judd Hirsch (1935), "Reservoir Dogs" actor Lawrence Tierney (1919; d. 2002), blues legend Samuel "Lightnin'" Hopkins (1912; d. 1982), and 7th President of the United States Andrew Jackson (1767; d. ...
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Low Stars' Self-Titled Debut Available At Starbucks

February 22nd, 2007 1:46pm EST
Low Stars
Opportunity knocks only so often. Low Stars found theirs by teaming four singers who share a love – make that a passion – for vocal harmonies originally inspired by Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Eagles. The result is a Laurel Canyon buzz for the new century as Low Stars prepare to release their self titled debut album in February.

"We wanted to make an authentic-sounding record that was reminiscent of that era of music," Low Star Chris Seefried says of the CSN/Eagles inspiration. "We're not trying to reinvent the wheel," says Low Star Dave Gibbs. "People don't even realize that they mi...
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John Lennon's Legacy Continues

January 22nd, 2007 4:13pm EST
John Lennon
More than a quarter of a century after his untimely death, John Lennon's legacy lives on through the work of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, which begins its tenth anniversary of touring the country, providing free hands-on workshops, giving students a chance to express themselves through songwriting and music and video production.

The newly published book, Come Together: The Official John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Guide to Music and Video (Thomson Course Technology) is part how-to, part celebrity interviews, part technological showcase, and part travelogue. The book is fille...
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Mr. Blotto Collaborates With Long Time Grateful Dead Songwriter John Perry Barlow

January 14th, 2007 11:00am EST
Mr. Blotto
Mr. Blotto are proud to announce the release of their new album, entitled "Barlow Shanghai." This latest effort from the Chicago-based five-piece is the fifth in the hard-touring rock outfit's discography, and features music and lyrics from longtime Grateful Dead collaborator John Perry Barlow.

In a unique move befitting Mr. Blotto—a band who has played over 2,000 shows together—Barlow Shanghai has been released as both a studio album and a live album with both versions available on CD and for download at blottolive.com.

Much in the fashion of the Grateful Dead, Mr. Blotto saw suc...
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Attend Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp for Just Under $10,000

January 12th, 2007 12:05pm EST
Steve Vai
Welcome to the Hotel California!! Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp (RRFC) goes Hollywood (Presidents' Day Weekend, Feb. 15-19) -- giving campers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn rock from the masters. Over five-days -- and guided by a Who's Who of rock legends -- campers of all musical abilities and backgrounds will form bands, hone their skills, jam with their idols and become "rock stars." The camp culminates in a Battle of the Bands blowout at the House Of Blues on Sunset.

The camp's professors of rock include: Paul Stanley (KISS), Brian Wilson (Co-founder, The Beach Boys), Mickey...
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Grateful Dead Release Historic 1976 New Year's Eve Show On Three-Disc HDCD Jan. 23

January 10th, 2007 11:27am EST
Grateful Dead
Habital listeners of the Grateful Dead's live recordings are known for their ability to identify the year of a performance by listening to just a few notes. But for even the most "dead"icated listener, the band's 1976 New Year's Eve concert presents a genuine challenge. Rarely does any Dead show display the essence of several distinct periods of their sound, but this release contains the best elements of three or four clearly defined eras, and the sum of the parts adds up to one of the most interesting and inspired concerts of the band's 30-year performing career. The Grateful Dead and Rhin...
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 4)

December 31st, 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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Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #9 Gone But Not Forgotten

December 25th, 2006 9:00am EST
Peter Boyle
2006 was a great year in the entertainment world; however, let us not forget those who entertained us for generations but have moved on. We look back on those entertainers and cultural icons who left us in 2006 to pay our respects...

Jazz, R&B and pop singer Lou Rawls, lost a two year fight with brain and lung cancer (1/6). He was 72. Prolific film star of the 50s, 60s and 70s and star of such hits as Alfie and The Poseidon Adventure, Shelley Winters at age 85 (1/14). 60s soul star Wilson Pickett, who brought us such hits as Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour age 64; of a heart a...
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Grateful Dead, The Doors, Joan Baez & More To Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

December 20th, 2006 4:03pm EST
Grateful Dead
Recipients of the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical Grammy Award were announced today. Joan Baez, Booker T. & The MG's, Maria Callas, Ornette Coleman, The Doors, the Grateful Dead and Bob Wills will receive The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. Estelle Axton, Cosimo Matassa and Stephen Sondheim will be honored with The Academy's Trustees Award. David M. Smith and Yamaha Corporation have been named recipients of the Technical GRAMMY Award.

"This year's group of accomplished honorees are as diverse as they are influential as creators of the most re...
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Grateful Dead, Santana, Led Zeppelin & Doors Sue To Stop Illegal Sales of Concert Memorabilia

December 19th, 2006 11:02am EST
Carlos Santana
Grateful Dead Productions, Carlos Santana, and the members of Led Zeppelin and The Doors filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the unlawful reproduction, promotion and sale of thousands of vintage concert memorabilia items and illegal copies of the memorabilia.

The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California against William Sagan, who operates a website, wolfgangsvault.com, through which he is promoting and selling these materials in violation of federal and state laws.

Sagan acquired the memorabilia when he purchased certain assets of ...
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Joan Osborne To Release "Pretty Little Stranger," Nov. 14

November 7th, 2006 8:00pm EST
Joan Osborne
Recorded in Nashville and produced by Grammy winner, Steve Buckingham, "Pretty Little Stranger" highlights the soulful sound of Joan Osborne with elements of country blues and Americana. This 12 song collection features six original tunes written by Joan including the first single, "Who Divided", "Shake That Devil", "After Jane" and the title track and also compositions by Kris Kristofferson ("Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends"), Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter ("Brokedown Palace") and Patty Griffin ("What You Are").

Joan stated, "I would call this my version of a country record -- ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 5

November 5th, 2006 3:00am EST
Famke Janssen
Happy Birthday to singer/songwriter Ryan Adams (1974), NBA star Jerry Stackhouse (1974), Red Sox center fielder Johnny Damon (1973), Baltimore Orioles catcher Javy Lopez (1970), "X-Men 3" actress Famke Janssen (1965), Little Darling Tatum O'Neal (1963), Canada's top pop singer Bryan Adams (1959), second T-1000 Robert Patrick (1958), Boston Celtics Deadhead Bill Walton (1952), musician Gram Parsons (1943; d. 1973 ), actress Elke Sommer (1941), singer Art Garfunkel (1941), 70s singer Ike Turner (1931), Gone With the Wind's Vivien Leigh (1913; d. 1967), and cowboy Roy Rogers (1911; d. 1998).
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