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Top Ten Close Call Albums of 2009

January 5th, 2010 8:12am EST
Parachute
Even though there were a lot of cant miss records that saw a 2009 release, there are those were good enough to warrant year end consideration, but not quite Top Ten material, thus the need for this list, Top Ten Close Calls of 2009. These records are good, obviously, or else they wouldn't get their own list. Even though they are in their article and on this list labeled as close calls, they are far from it really. It's not like there are a bunch of throwaway records on this list. The likes of Breaking Benjamin, Static-X and Paul Oakenfold grace this list, one full of ten records that will w...
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Music Technology: Then And Now

May 2nd, 2008 1:38pm EDT
Kraftwerk
Almost everyone owns an Ipod, or some other form of music listening device, that we can thank to the benefits of the changes in music technology. If we were to consider however how the "music" itself has changed due to technology, then the changes in music technology can be viewed from a whole other point of view.

From a broader perspective we can perhaps say it really started with the German Electronic pop group Kraftwerk. They were essentially the first band to have the foresight to mix electronic sounds provided by the "new technology" on hand in the 70's and mix it with the pop s...
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OneRepublic Hits The Road In Support Of 'Dreaming Out Loud'

January 21st, 2008 6:30pm EST
OneRepublic
Catch OneRepublic out on the road this winter. Tour dates below.

The five-member OneRepublic was formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2003. Lead singer/songwriter Ryan Tedder, who produced a couple of songs on the album, largely produced by Greg Wells (Deftones, Mika, Pink), boasts writing, producing and/or singing credits for Paul Oakenfold's Grammy nominated A Lively Mind, Jennifer Lopez, Leona Lewis, Ashley Tisdale, Natasha Bedingfield, Baby Bash, 2Pac, Chris Cornell, and Blake Lewis.

-"Stop and Stare" Streaming Audio

OneRepublic Tour Dates:

Jan 23 Houston, TX – Meri...
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Check Out OneRepublic, Their Debut CD, 'Dreaming Out Loud,' Is Due Nov. 20

November 12th, 2007 7:00pm EST
OneRepublic
It's a curious story but the #4 song on the Billboard Hot 100 this week (issue date October 20) is actually a remix of a song from a band whose debut album has not yet been released. The remixed "Apologize," heard on Timbaland Presents Shock Value, features the rock band OneRepublic, whose debut album-- Dreaming Out Loud--which includes the song's original version, will be issued November 20th on Timbaland's Mosley Music Group imprint via Interscope Records.

Meanwhile, "Apologize" already been on the Hot 100 chart for 10 weeks. "The toughest thing to do is write a hit song," says O...
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Paul Oakenfold Debuts At #1 With 'Greatest Hits & Remixes'

November 11th, 2007 10:30am EST
Paul Oakenfold
Paul Oakenfold debuted on two significant charts in electronic/dance music this week with the his Greatest Hits & Remixes album via Perfecto/Ultra Records. A marquee name in the genre that has crossed over into the mainstream, Oakenfold garnered the #1 top spot on Billboard's Electronic Album chart and iTunes Dance Album Sales chart.

Paul Oakenfold's Greatest Hits & Remixes--a 20-selection strong collection of his seminal dance recordings and remixes--celebrates the career of an artist whose combined releases have totaled almost two million in sales in the U.S. alone. Its track listi...
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The Crystal Method Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary Of Ground-Breaking Debut,'Vegas'

August 30th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
The Crystal Method
In their decade-long career, The Crystal Method have sold over a million albums, scored a Grammy nomination and collaborated with everyone from Ozzy Osbourne to Scott Weiland to Ol' Dirty Bastard. They headlined the Hollywood Bowl, rocked Coachella and played a fashion show in Milan for Donatella Versace. Meanwhile, their songs appeared in countless video games, movies and television series. Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland, who are The Crystal Method, even spent a surreal night in the Los Angeles County Jail. But before any of that happened, they made Vegas, their debut album from 1997. ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 30

August 30th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Cameron Diaz
Happy Birthday to Panic! At The Disco guitarist Ryan Ross (1985), tennis star Andy Roddick (1982), Reel Big Fish guitarist Radhi Jaidi (1975), "Gangs of New York" actress Cameron Diaz (1972), Rancid guitarist Lars Frederiksen (1971), British deejay Paul Oakenfold (1963), actor Timothy Bottoms (1951), comedian Lewis Black (1948), actress Peggy Lipton (1947), actor-turned-politician Ben Jones (1941), The Mamas and the Papas singer John Phillips (1935; d. 2001), "My Three Sons" actor Fred MacMurray (1908; d. 1991), actress Shirley Booth (1898; d. 1992), actor Raymond Massey (1896; d. 1983), an...
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MySpace To Broadcast Projekt Revolution Concert Via MySpaceLive Today At 1:30pm

August 22nd, 2007 10:33am EDT
Linkin Park
Record Breaking Six Hour Live Streamed Concert to Feature Main Stage Acts Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, HIM, Placebo and Julien-K

Los Angeles – MySpace, America's most trafficked Web site, today announced that the Projekt Revolution concert tour stop at the DTE Energy Music theater in Clarkston, Michigan will be streamed as a MySpace LIVE! event on August 22, 2007 starting at 1:30PM PST. As one of the official sponsors of the Projekt Revolution concert series, taking place this summer across the country, NowWhat will host the stream of the concert on its MySpac...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 30

August 30th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Lewis Black
Happy Birthday to Panic! At The Disco guitarist Ryan Ross (1985), tennis star Andy Roddick (1982), Reel Big Fish guitarist Radhi Jaidi (1975), "Gangs of New York" actress Cameron Diaz (1972), Rancid guitarist Lars Frederiksen (1971), British deejay Paul Oakenfold (1963), actor Timothy Bottoms (1951), comedian Lewis Black (1948), actress Peggy Lipton (1947), actor-turned-politician Ben Jones (1941), The Mamas and the Papas singer John Phillips (1935; d. 2001), "My Three Sons" actor Fred MacMurray (1908; d. 1991), actress Shirley Booth (1898; d. 1992), actor Raymond Massey (1896; d. 1983), an...
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Starpulse Contests Features Lots Of Hot Giveaways To Kick Off The Summer!

June 19th, 2006 1:07pm EDT
Starpulse Contests
Head over to Starpulse.com's Contest Page for your chance to win some fantastic prizes from both Starpulse and our partners.

Here are a few going on right now:

Win a copy of "Beavis and Butt-Head: The Mike Judge Collection Volume 2" on DVD! The set includes 40 B&B classics, hand picked by creator Mike Judge; 13 music videos with that classic Beavis & Butt-Head commentary; and classic Beavis and Butt-Head appearances including Butt-Bowl '94-'96, MTV's 20th Anniversary Special, and clips from their infamous "Moron-athon." "I am the great Cornholio..."

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Coachella 2006 Line-Up Announced

February 1st, 2006 4:11pm EST
Bloc Party
The official line up for the 2006 Coachella music festival has been announced! Tool, Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Blunt and dozens of other bands & artists will converge April 29th and 30th in Indio, California. Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 4th at Noon (PST). The complete line-up is below...

Saturday, April 29th

Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Common, Atmosphere, Carl Cox, My Morning Jacket, TV on the Radio, Ladytron, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tosca, Cat Power, Animal Collective, HARD-Fi, De...
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Paul Oakenfold Readies New Album

January 19th, 2006 12:07pm EST
Paul Oakenfold
Paul Oakenfold has long been one of the most important and iconic names in modern club culture. Remixes for Madonna and U2; the scoring of the movie Swordfish; plus original compositions for advertisements for Motorola, Saab, Toyota and Diet Coke are just a small portion of his work that have kept him on the forefront of the musical map. On April 11, Oakenfold will release A Lively Mind, a brand new full-length album for Maverick Records that introduces the next element of his career.

A Lively Mind-a title which means 'an active person,' says its creator-features 12 new songs composed ...
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Dave Navarro Almost Gets Beat Up

January 11th, 2006 9:18am EST
Dave Navarro
Carmen Electra's husband, rocker Dave Navarro, narrowly escaped serious injury when a furious fan smashed up his dinner table after the star refused to pose for a photo with him.

The musician, who was eating a meal at the bar he owns with Tommy Lee and DJ Paul Oakenfold, was showered in glass during the violent incident after the 7ft man upturned his table in a rage.

Navarro - who is tee total - claims as well as refusing to take a photo of the man and his sister he had also declined a round of drinks from the fan. He is quoted in New York Post newspaper as saying: "A seven-foot-t...
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