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Original Cars Lineup Release Video for new Single, 'Blue Tip'; Long-Awaited new Album 'Move Like This' out May 10

February 22nd, 2011 11:48am EST
The Cars
The original lineup of The Cars are back together and on the verge of releasing their first new studio album in 24 years.

"Move Like This" hits stores on May 10th and the album's first single, "Blue Tip," sounds as if the band hasn't missed a beat in all that time.

"This is not a reunion - it's more like a conjunction...I never thought I'd make another Cars record," frontman Ric Ocasek tells MTV.com.

The band officially broke-up in 1988 and Ocasek, until now, always refused to get back together with the band - guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson (b...
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Collateral Damage From Robert Plant's Decision To Nix Zep Reunion

December 25th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Led Zeppelin
Since the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reformed last December for a one-off show to pay tribute to late Atlantic Records founder and legend Ahmet Ertegun, the man who discovered and brought us some of the most talented artists of all-time (seriously, we really could use another Ahmet right about now-- but since the almighty dollar overshadows the need for actual talent we can forget that) and gave a handful of folks in England the greatest holiday gift ever, there has been a weekly story about the band going on tour. And not going on tour. But wanting to tour. And not wanting to tour. ...
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2008 Honda Civic Tour, Featuring Panic At The Disco, Announces Tour Dates

January 25th, 2008 4:00pm EST
Panic At The Disco
For the past seven years, the Honda Civic Tour (HCT) has been acclaimed as a "must see" music tour, and this year is no exception. Following the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album, Pretty. Odd., on March 25, Panic At The Disco will be ready to take the wheel as 2008 HCT headliners. They begin their nationwide tour April 10 in San Francisco at the Warfield (see all dates below). Panic will be joined on the annual spring outing by Motion City Soundtrack, The Hush Sound and Phantom Planet.

Honda Civic Tour general on-sale begins Feb. 2 in select cities. Beginning Jan. 30,...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 23

March 23rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Keri Russell
Happy Birthday to "Into The West" actress Keri Russell (1976), New Jersey Nets basketball star Jason Kidd (1973), "21 Jump Street" star Richard Grieco (1965), film actress Hope Davis (1964), "Pulp Fiction" actress Amanda Plummer (1957), soul singer Chaka Khan (1953), The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek (1949), folk singer David Olney (1948), Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa (1910; d. 1998), and silver screen siren Joan Crawford (1905; d. 1977).
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Brazilian Girls 'Talk To La Bomb' In September

June 20th, 2006 11:48am EDT
Brazilian Girls
Building upon tremendous critical acclaim and consistently sold-out performances, Brazilian Girls return with the eagerly anticipated Talk To La Bomb. Verve Forecast releases the new album September 12.

Late last fall, the band entered Jimi Hendrix's famed Electric Lady Studios in New York City with producer Mark Plati (David Bowie, The Cure, Deee-Lite). Ric Ocasek of The Cars produced the song "Last Call." The band was inspired by their surroundings and quickly began composing material. With the resulting 12 new tracks, they push their innovative fusion of electro, dub, pop, punk and ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 23

March 23rd, 2006 3:05am EST
Keri Russell
Happy Birthday to "Into The West" actress Keri Russell (1976), New Jersey Nets basketball star Jason Kidd (1973), "21 Jump Street" star Richard Grieco (1965), film actress Hope Davis (1964), "Pulp Fiction" actress Amanda Plummer (1957), soul singer Chaka Khan (1953), The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek (1949), folk singer David Olney (1948), Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa (1910; d. 1998), and silver screen siren Joan Crawford (1905; d. 1977).
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