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Scarlett Johansson Records Track With Massive Attack

May 24th, 2011 12:48pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson has teamed up with British music group Massive Attack to record a song for a new movie soundtrack.

The Hollywood actress has previously shown off her musical talents by releasing a 2008 album of Tom Waits covers, titled Anywhere I Lay My Head, and recently recorded a tune for a documentary called Wretches & Jabberers about two autistic friends.

It has now emerged Johansson has stepped into the studio with Massive Attack to produce a track for a new Mexican movie titled Days of Grace.

She has recorded her own version of blues classic Summertime for the film, which pr...
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Devo Land First Moog Award

September 13th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
Devo
Reunited Whip It hit-makers Devo are to receive the inaugural Moog Innovation Award for their work with synthesizers.

The band will win a one-of-a-kind Moog synthesizer as part of their triumph in October. The ceremony will take place during the three-day MoogFest 2010, which kicks off in Asheville, North Carolina on October 29th.

Devo, MGMT, Massive Attack and Cee Lo Green are among the acts on the bill.

The award and the festival will ultimately honor electronic music pioneer Dr. Bob Moog.

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Kanye West Urges Musicians To Boycott Arizona

May 28th, 2010 8:20am EDT
Kanye West
Kanye West has urged his fellow musicians to boycott Arizona over the state's controversial new immigration legislation - calling on artists to follow in the footsteps of civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha is leading a campaign against Arizona's recently passed law, which makes failure to carry immigration documents a crime.

Cypress Hill, Juanes, Massive Attack, Jack Black, filmmaker Michael Moore and De La Rocha's band mates have also joined the campaign. And West is backing the action, insisting performers should not play any shows in the...
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Check Out Newton Faulkner’s Cover Of Massive Attack's 'Teardrop'

April 2nd, 2008 11:19am EDT
Newton Faulkner
Found on his forthcoming album for Aware/Columbia Records, Hand Built By Robots, Newton Faulkner brings his unique percussive guitar techniques to create a compelling new version of Massive Attack's evocatively enduring 'Teardrop.' "Hand Built By Robots," is slated for an April 29 release.

"Teardrop":

In addition to Hand Built By Robots, a 3-song iTunes exclusive EP is currently available, and features Faulkner’s first single, "Dream Catch Me."

Newton Faulkner U.S. Tour Dates:

4/18/2008 Schubas Tavern Ch...
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Oasis To Release Double-DVD, 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down,' Chronicling 2005/06 World Tour

October 2nd, 2007 5:13pm EDT
Oasis
Oasis will release their first ever digital only single on October 21, when 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' becomes available to download. The track, and accompanying video is taken from the eagerly anticipated DVD of the same name, which follows the band on their colossal world tour of 2005/2006.

What happens when a filmmaker follows one of the world's biggest bands on a year long world tour? What happens when the film maker is granted unique access to that band, is present for the ups and downs, the moments of greatness and the periods of the same interview in 10 different languages in as ...
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UNKLE Makes Debut As Live Band With Fall North American Tour Dates

August 8th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
UNKLE
Following a successful summer run of high-profile shows overseas including headlining the mainstage at Benicassim in Spain after Muse and the Glade Festival in Reading, U.K., UNKLE has announced it will come to North America this October for a short run of tour dates. Spearheaded by frontman James Lavelle, releases Psyence Fiction and Never, Never, Land. Check out live footage from the aforementioned Benicassim show here.

The 's only U.S. festival show this year at the Vegoose Festival. Tickets for all the tour dates, except for Vegoose which are available now, go on sale this Friday,...
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UNKLE Returns With 'War Stories,' A Collection Of Desert Songs, Due Out July 24

June 14th, 2007 12:30pm EDT
UNKLE
UNKLE return with their third album, War Stories, a collection of desert songs due out in North America July 24 on James Lavelle's new Surrender All label, marketed and sold by Red Ink, a division of Red Distribution. Co-produced by 's trademark sound with traditional rock influences to stunning effect.

Like its critically acclaimed predecessors Psyence Fiction and Never, Never, Land, there are a host of guest vocalists that appear on this album including Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), The Duke Spirit, 3D (Massive Attack), Autolux, Gavin Clark (Clayhill) and long time cohort Ric...
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U.K. Band The Feeling Delivers On Debut "Twelve Stops and Home"

November 14th, 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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Impressive Debut Single From Natalie Walker Drops June 26

June 19th, 2006 4:30pm EDT
No One Else' is the highly impressive debut single from Dorado signing Natalie Walker. Twenty-three-year-old Natalie Walker’s journey to recording artist has been a very determined one. Born and raised in Indiana to a Born Again Christian family, Natalie would be the first to admit her teenage years were a struggle. Shy and introverted, she found her escape in singing, recalling a key moment aged 13 when she performed at a banquet for 300 people as the turning point in her life.

At 18, young Natalie got her first break. Replying to an online ad for a singer, she sent some demos to a Ph...
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Corinne Bailey Rae To Release Soulful Self-Titled Debut Album June 20

May 21st, 2006 10:00am EDT
Corinne Bailey Rae
It becomes evident the moment you hear her sing the very first note - it's a slice of sublime blues delivered with a voice that pins you, in the softest but most persuasive of ways, to the wall; a voice that floats up effortlessly, full of caress, subtlety and the very purest quality. It is wonderful, this voice, and surely a discovery to treasure, but it belongs to a young woman not from somewhere musically exotic - say, Mississippi or even Manhattan - but just east of the M1: Leeds. Her name is Corinne Bailey Rae, and she was born to do this.

Inspired as much by Björk and Massive At...
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Massive Attack Best Of Due; New Album In The Works

January 6th, 2006 3:38pm EST
Massive Attack
With four critically acclaimed albums clocking up an impressive 9 million sales, a clutch of awards and a new album due for release in early 2007, the time felt right for a Massive Attack Best Of, an apt reminder of their musical legacy to date. The album, entitled "Collected", due for release on 27th March 2006, will consist of two CDs, the first featuring tracks chosen by the band, including such gems as "Unfinished Sympathy", "Safe From Harm", "Massive Attack Protection", "Massive Attack Teardrop" and "Angel", and the second a new compilation of rare and reworked material as well as bran...
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