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They Might Be Giants To Release 'The Else' July 10

May 2nd, 2007 1:07pm EDT
They Might Be Giants
Full of musical surprises, lyrical twists and sonic turns, The Else is a full return to form for alternative rock legends They Might Be Giants, who started their illustrious career twenty-five years ago.

While The Else finally captures their notoriously talented live band in all their barnstorming glory, the complete effort is actually an electrifying mix of homebrewed sonic madness and studio mastery. Over a year and a half in the making and recorded on both coasts, the album was created in collaboration with LA producers the Dust Brothers (Beck, Beastie Boys, Hanson) and NYC engineer...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 14

March 14th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Michael Caine
Happy Birthday to "Billy Elliot" star Jamie Bell (1986), Hanson keyboardist Taylor Hanson (1983), "American Pie" actor Chris Klein (1979), TV actress Catherine Dent (1965), Minnesota Twins hero Kirby Puckett (1961; d. 2006), "Weekly Top-40" deejay Rick Dees (1950), comedian Billy Crystal (1947), movie director Wolfgang Petersen (1941), prolific screen legend Michael Caine (1933), music producer Quincy Jones (1933), and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein (1879; d. 1955).
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Hanson Follows Up Critically Acclaimed Album "Underneath" With "The Walk," Out May 22

March 4th, 2007 9:00am EST
Hanson
A lot has happened since the release of Hanson's 2004 critically acclaimed album Underneath, the first on their own 3CG Records label, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Independent Album chart, and is one of the most successful independent albums of all time.

"The first music you really fall in love with is more than just music", Taylor says. "For us it was Elvis, The Beach Boys, Stax/Volt records..." Those classic influences have remained the threads that run through Hanson's music, and on The Walk they're echoed on songs like "Been There Before", which talks about Otis Redding, Jo...
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Hanson Precedes New Album With Free Documentary Podcast

February 13th, 2007 7:30pm EST
Hanson
Hanson have made their documentary video, "Strong Enough To Break," available as a podcast via Apple's iTunes. The video quickly became one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes and early subscribers received sneak peaks at the band's "Taking The Walk" video podcast, which chronicles the making of their upcoming album of the same name, arriving May 22.

Strong Enough To Break takes viewers behind the scenes of the a band's struggle with Island/Def Jam while recording their third album, Underneath. This marks the first time the film has been made available to the public, and it is fr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 17

November 17th, 2006 3:00am EST
Martin Scorsese
Happy Birthday to musician Isaac Hanson (1980), French actress Sophie Marceau (1966), Latina model Daisy Fuentes (1966), cross-dressing diva RuPaul (1960), The Abyss actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (1958), Vermont screamer (click here!) Howard Dean (1948), prolific actor/director Danny DeVito (1944), Saturday Night Live creator/producer Lorne Michaels (1944), pitching ace Tom Seaver (1944), actress Lauren Hutton (1942), director Martin Scorsese (1942), Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot (1938), acting great Rock Hudson (1925; d. 1985), and musician/songwriter Jeff Buckley (1966; d. 1997).
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 22

October 22nd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Christopher Lloyd
Happy Birthday to Jerry Maguire kid Jonathan Lipnicki (1990), Hanson drummer Zachary Hanson (1985), Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki (1973), reggae singer Shaggy (1968), folksinger John Wesley Harding (1965), actor Jeff Goldblum (1952), French actress Catherine Deneuve (1943), Mickey Mouse Club alum Annette Funicello (1942), prolific actor Christopher Lloyd (1938), psychedelic psychologist/author Timothy Leary (1920; d. 1996), Alfred Hitchcock film actress Joan Fontaine (1917), baseball hall-of-famer Jimmie Foxx (1907; d. 1967), one third of The Three Stooges, Curly Howard (1903; d...
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After A Few Delays, The Jonas Brothers Debut Disc Will Drop August 8; Listen to "Year 300"

July 12th, 2006 12:31pm EDT
The Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers will finally release their debut album It’s About Time on August 8th, 2006, complete with new tracks not previously made available.

For It's About Time, the brothers had the chance to learn from the best by collaborating with some of the most accomplished writers in the industry including Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), Michael Mangini (Joss Stone), Desmond Child (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi), Billy Mann (Jessica Simpson, Destiny's Child) and Steve Greenberg (Joss Stone, Hanson). The Grammy-winning duo of Greenberg and Mangini, fresh off their success with Joss Stone...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 14

March 14th, 2006 3:00am EST
Michael Caine
Happy Birthday to "Billy Elliot" star Jamie Bell (1986), Hanson keyboardist Taylor Hanson (1983), "American Pie" actor Chris Klein (1979), TV actress Catherine Dent (1965), Minnesota Twins hero Kirby Puckett (1961), "Weekly Top-40" deejay Rick Dees (1950), comedian Billy Crystal (1947), movie director Wolfgang Petersen (1941), prolific screen legend Michael Caine (1933), music producer Quincy Jones (1933), and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein (1879; d. 1955).
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 17

November 17th, 2005 3:00am EST
Martin Scorsese
Happy Birthday to musician Isaac Hanson (1980), New Edition and Bell Biv De Voe member Ronnie Devoe (1967), French actress Sophie Marceau (1966), Latina model Daisy Fuentes (1966), musician/songwriter Jeff Buckley (1966; d. 1997), cross-dressing diva RuPaul (1960), The Abyss actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (1958), Vermont screamer Howard Dean (1948), Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre (1946), prolific actor/director Danny DeVito (1944), Saturday Night Live creator/producer Lorne Michaels (1944), pitching ace Tom Seaver (1944), actress Lauren Hutton (1942), director Martin Scorsese (1942...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 22

October 22nd, 2005 1:00am EDT
Christopher Lloyd
Happy Birthday to Jerry Maguire kid Jonathan Lipnicki (1990), Hanson drummer Zachary Hanson (1985), Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki (1973), reggae singer Shaggy (1968), folksinger John Wesley Harding (1965), actor Jeff Goldblum (1952), French actress Catherine Deneuve (1943), Mickey Mouse Club alum Annette Funicello (1942), prolific actor Christopher Lloyd (1938), psychedelic psychologist/author Timothy Leary (1920; d. 1996), Alfred Hitchcock film actress Joan Fontaine (1917), baseball hall-of-famer Jimmie Foxx (1907; d. 1967), one third of The Three Stooges, Curly Howard (1903; d...
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