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Spotlight on Summer Concerts

May 13th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Bonnaroo Music Festival
During the summer of 2011, plenty of music will be playing across this great land of ours. While by no means an exhaustive list of summer tours, we're shining our spotlight on some of the hottest tickets of the hottest season. Whatever your musical taste or monetary budget, there's bound to be something for everyone.

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U2 - One of this summer's most highly-anticipated events is U2's 360º Tour, especially considering that many fans have been waiting with tickets in hand since last summer, when the North American leg of the tour was postponed due to Bono's back injury. The tour begins wit...
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Ray LaMontange & The Pariah Dogs to Headline Summer Tour

February 22nd, 2011 12:08pm EST
Ray LaMontagne
Fresh off their Grammy win for Best Contemporary Folk Album, Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs announce their 2011 summer tour in support of their highly acclaimed album, God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise. The tour will begin in Waterbury, CT on May 25th and culminate on June 21st in Boise, ID with supporting acts Brandi Carlile and The Secret Sisters. Ray is also set to play at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival on June 10th.

God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Digital Album chart. This marked a personal sales best for Ray and tied his debu...
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Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Ciara & More Were all out for Clive Davis' Annual Pre-Grammy Awards Bash (Pics!)

February 13th, 2011 3:37pm EST
Katy Miley Ciara
The stars were out in full-force Saturday night at music mogul Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons. This year's event honored Davis' fellow music mogul David Geffen and was held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

Several guests even performed during the party - Jennifer Hudson and Barry Manilow performed a duet together; and R. Kelly played a short set. And Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis, Cee Lo Green and Rod Stewart also joined the festivities and sang some of their hits.

But Whitney Houston's performance was the big highlight of the evening as she took th...
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New Artist Spotlight On Jillian Valentine

December 9th, 2010 3:04pm EST
jv2
Whether you are pondering what to get your Secret Santa at iwork or are just sick of the same Top 40's songs on the radio, we have the perfect solution for your holiday blues. Her name is Jillian Valentine and her debut album, "Rebelle," is available on iTunes. Not only is she beautiful and has a soulful voice of an angel, but this chick is talented beyond her years. Jillian writes her own music, which is not only ambitious, but it puts her ahead of a lot of young musicians you hear on the radio today. We caught up with recording artist, Jillian Valentine to talk about her album, her musica...
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Katy Perry Kicks Off Grammy Awards Concert; Eminem Scores 10 Nominations (See List)

December 2nd, 2010 8:35am EST
Katy Perry
Eminem is set to dominate the 53rd Grammy Awards in February after landing a massive 10 nominations.

The rapper is up for a string of top nods including Album Of The Year for Recovery and Best Record and Song for Love the Way You Lie, his collaboration with Rihanna. In the album category, he'll be fighting it out against Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, while his competition for Song of the Year includes Miranda Lambert and Cee Lo Green.

However, despite his 10 nods, Eminem can only scoop a maximum of nine trophies - in the Best Rap Song category, Love The Way You...
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Hot Legs: Colbie Caillat At Portugal's Festival Sudoeste

August 13th, 2010 11:15am EDT
Colbie Caillat
Colbie Caillat recently performed at the Festival Sudoeste 2010 Music Festival in Portugal looking casual yet sexy in a teeny, tiny skirt; black tank top; and leather boots. Huzzah!

The singer has no qualms about showing off her figure - earlier this year she posed for Allure magazine's "Nude" issue. She hoped the images were seen in the right light.

She explained, "I worried that it might make [my younger fans] think I was changing somehow. I hope they think to themselves, 'Yeah, she's showing a woman's body, and it's beautiful.'"

And for those of you still wondering how to pronounce he...
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'Rockville, CA' Stars Talk About The New Music-Oriented Web Series

March 16th, 2009 11:23am EDT
Rockville CA
The new web-series "Rockville, CA" is the brainchild of Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Chuck & Gossip Girl). The series centers on a group of 20-somethings who gather regularly at a club to hear their favorite up-and-coming bands, blow off steam, and fall in love with the wrong people. Each 4-6 minute episode also features performances by such indie bands as Lykke Li, The Kooks and Anya Marina.

The scripted, music-oriented series features the roller-coaster relationship between Hunter (Andrew West), the hipster-cute smart guy, and Deb (Alexandra Chando), the consummate go-getter.

Sta...
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Ray Lamontagne's 'Gossip In The Grain' Due Sept. 30

July 16th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Ray LaMontagne
Lauded singer/songwriter, Ray LaMontagne is set to release his much-anticipated third album, Gossip In The Grain, on September 30th on RCA Records. Recorded with returning producer, Ethan Johns in Box, England, and touching upon a range of styles and musical settings- spanning pastoral folk, railroad blues, front porch country, and plangent balladry - Gossip In The Grain proves to be his most creative and emotionally expansive collection to date.

Whereas LaMontagne's two previous albums, Trouble and Till The Sun Turns Black, were largely solo affairs, with Johns serving as multi-taskin...
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Joe Cocker To Release 'Hymn For My Soul' May 13

April 18th, 2008 9:17am EDT
Joe Cocker
On May 13th, Fantasy Records will release Hymn For My Soul, the newest album from legendary singer Joe Cocker. The album unites Cocker, possessor of one of the world's most instantly recognizable and iconic voices (Lennon & McCartney's "With A Little Help From My Friends," anyone?), with Ethan Johns, who has proved both his worth and his Midas touch via albums he's produced for, among others, Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams, Razorlight, Kings of Leon, and Ray LaMontagne. The union has resulted in one of the most accomplished pieces of work in the Sheffield-born singer's long an...
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On The Road Again: Music To Make The Trip More Enjoyable

April 16th, 2008 3:38pm EDT
Sum 41
Imagine driving across the country with nothing but the great open road in your future. Going through barely-there towns and the desert, the road is full of possibilities (as well as seedy hotels and exorbitant gas prices). What makes the drive go by quicker? Music. It's essential for any kind of driving - whether you're on your way to the grocery store or to visit your friend's summer place up north. It's important that your playlists and CDs feature a mix of your favorite songs, and the music you pick can set the theme of your entire trip.

Here are just a few songs to add to your ...
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Missy Higgins' New Album 'On A Clear Night' Due Feb. 26; Tour To Follow

February 1st, 2008 1:00pm EST
Missy Higgins
Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins will return to the U.S. with her second record, "On A Clear Night," due for release on February 26, 2008.

Entertainment Weekly says of Missy, "…shows a depth reminiscent of early Suzanne Vega and Sarah McLachlan: catchy hooks…sounds just right."

Before Missy hits the road in the U.S., she will make two appearances at The Sundance Film Festival, performing at a very special live-music event titled "Where Music Meets Film" celebrating the enduring connection between music and film alongside artists such as Josh Groban, Jason M...
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Paolo Nutini Steps Up To Larger Venues; Many TV Appearances

February 16th, 2007 2:51pm EST
Paolo Nutini
Paolo Nutini has announced that, due to popular demand, a number of shows on his first full-fledged tour of North America has been upscaled to larger venues. In addition, the Scotland-born singer/songwriter -- whose just-released album, "These Streets," debuted in the top 50 on the Billboard 200 album chart -- will be among the superstar lineup at the 2007 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, slated for June 14-17 in Manchester, Tennessee.

The sold-out March dates see Nutini and his band moving to bigger rooms across the country (see itinerary below). Other scheduled shows on the tour inclu...
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BRIT Awards Announces Nominees

January 17th, 2007 11:18am EST
Muse
Muse, Lily Allen and Gnarls Barkley lead the nominations at this year's BRIT Awards. The trio of acts are up for three accolades each. Muse have been named in the British Group, MasterCard British Album, for Blackholes and Revelations, and British Live Act categories.

Gnarls Barkley are up for International Group, International Breakthrough

Act and International Album, for stunning debut St. Elsewhere. Lily Allen - who took the music scene by storm in 2006 - has been put forward for British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act and will also compete with Muse for MasterCard Br...
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 3)

December 31st, 2006 2:00pm EST
Syd Barrett
...During July, co-founder and original Pink Floyd guitarist/singer Syd Barrett, who had spent the better part of the last 35 years as a hermit, died at age 60 from diabetic complications... Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo pretty much confirms rumors that the band is done, "unless," he says, "it becomes really obvious to me that we need to do one."

New albums from: Muse, Johnny Cash, Thom Yorke, Peachez, Sufjan Stevens, Cheyenne Kimball, Phish, Soul Asylum, Seether, Moloko, Alien Ant Farm, Black Stone Cherry, Eighteen Visions, Helmet, Third Eye Blind, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, New York Dolls...
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Ray LaMontagne Returns With "Till The Sun Turns Black"

August 6th, 2006 10:00am EDT
Ray LaMontagne
Ray LaMontagne's new CD, Till The Sun Turns Black, is a deeply personal and profoundly introspective piece of work. There's no doubt the 300,000+ fans who fell in love with Ray after hearing his critically acclaimed 2004 debut, Trouble, will love this new collection of music. At the same time, "Till The Sun Turns Black," Ray's second collaboration with celebrated producer Ethan Johns, marks a daring push beyond the acoustic roots of his first CD, and into more complex and diverse styles, textures and arrangements.

Ray's inspirational story of musical discovery presented him with the pe...
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New CDs This Week (Dec. 6)

December 6th, 2005 11:05am EST
Korn
A number of big names are dropping new albums this week including highly anticipated fresh cuts from Korn, Lil' Wayne and Lindsay Lohan; plus new collections from Eminem, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Don Omar and a whole lot more. Check out this list of noteworthy release (many with reviews) for Tuesday, December 6th, 2005...

Ashanti - Collectables by Ashanti

Carl Craig - Fabric 25

Don Omar - Da Hitman Presents Reggaeton Latino

Eminem - Curtain Call: The Hits

Ennio Morricone - Morricone Happening

God Forbid - Out of Misery

Heather Headley - In My Mind

Ja Rule - Exodus

Jennifer Peñ...
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Trey Anastasio's New Band Evolves

November 22nd, 2005 8:41am EST
Trey Anastasio playing in Phish
Former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio has announced a line-up change in his current touring band "70 Volt Parade." Drummer Skeeto Valdez has made an "amicable split based on personal reasons" and been replaced by Raymond Weber. Here's the post from Trey's official website:

"In keeping with the tradition of past solo projects, Trey's current touring outfit "70 Volt Parade" continues to evolve as the band prepares for the West Coast leg of their Fall Tour in support of Shine. Last week in Princeton, Russell Remington joined the band on saxophone and flute, a show that also marked the re...
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