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Replacements Drummer Found Dead

August 28th, 2008 9:43am EDT
The Replacements
Former The Replacements drummer Steve Foley has died from an accidental prescription drug overdose. He was 49.

Foley joined the pop-rock band in 1990 after founding members Tommy Stinson and Paul Westerberg reportedly met him in a Minneapolis, Minnesota bar and hired him on the spot.

The drummer performed with the band until its final show in July, 1991. After his brief encounter with stardom, Foley returned to being a car salesman in Minneapolis.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

'Rock Band 2' Setlist Revealed, See The Entire List

July 14th, 2008 3:35pm EDT
Rock Band 2
Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game company, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks, along with marketing and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc., today revealed at the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit the song set list for Rock Band 2, the next evolution of the groundbreaking Rock Band music platform. The Rock Band 2 soundtrack will feature over 100 songs with over 80 songs on disc plus an additional 20 bonus tracks which will be made available for free download this fall. This builds upon the unparalleled depth and diversity of Rock Band’s original set list and...

Pavement Top Greatest Indie-Rock Albums Poll

November 20th, 2007 8:37am EST
Cult rockers Pavement have topped a list naming the greatest indie-rock albums of all time The quintet's 1993 release Slanted And Enchanted beat out competition from Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation and Let It Be by The Replacements to top magazine Blender's music poll.

Top 10 Greatest Indie-Rock Albums are:

1. Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted

2. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

3. The Replacements - Let It Be

4. R.E.M. - Murmur

5. Pixies - Surfer Rosa

6. Arcade Fire - Funeral

7. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground

8. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless


Up-And-Coming Music: Zerobridge

September 12th, 2007 5:19pm EDT
New York, NY - It's not often you hear about a band like zerobridge. Lead singer/guitarist and songwriter Mubashir "Din" Mohi-ud-Din and drummer Mohsin "Mo" Mohi-ud-Din are two brothers whose parents are from the disputed territory of Kashmir, nestled between northern India and Pakistan. "The Quota", seasoned NYC bass player, rounds out the trio who have been playing their own unique brand of melodic, guitar driven rock n' roll for the last three years. With two independent releases behind them, zerobridge will release the Havre de Grace EP this summer that illustrates the band's penchant...

Tom Waits Tops 'Underappreciated' List

May 1st, 2007 9:00am EDT
Tom Waits
Tom Waits has been named America's "Most Underappreciated Artist" in a new Internet poll. The gravel-voiced singer/songwriter beat The Replacements and rock veterans Cheap Trick in the Rolling Stone online list. The top 10 are:

1. Tom Waits

2. The Replacements

3. Cheap Trick

4. Sonic Youth

5. Warren Zevon

6. Big Star

7. The Pharcyde

8. Roxy Music

9. Talking Heads

10. Bob Seger

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

2006: Year In Music (Pt. 2)

December 31st, 2006 1:00pm EST
Billy Corgan
...In April, Billy Corgan announced that Smashing Pumpkins will reunite and begin recording a new album... Rihanna released her sophomore disc, Unfaithful, featuring the single S.O.S., which includes a sample of Soft Cell's Tainted Love... and Cee-Lo and DangerMouse's collaboration, Gnarls Barkley took the U.S. by storm, as their hit single Crazy stormed the charts and took off as one of 2006's most popular tunes.

Bands that released new albums include: The Flaming Lips, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Blue October, Lacuna Coil, Lamb Of God, Pink, Queensryche, The Vines, Eagles Of Death Metal, Qu...

Pete Yorn Headlines The South In Support Of Latest Album, "Nightcrawler"

October 6th, 2006 10:41am EDT
Pete Yorn
For Nightcrawler, his first new studio album in three years, rocker Pete Yorn explores, and brings full circle, the day-for-life metaphor (morning-day-night) which began with his RIAA gold-certified debut album, musicforthemorningafter, in 2001 and continued through 2003's Day I Forgot. "This new record is not so much for the night," says Pete, "but for a later period in my life. The perspective I have comes from having lived more and experienced more."

Nightcrawler, which premieres a dozen brand-new songs, is perhaps the most musically complex and fully realized album of Pete's caree...

Ex-Replacements Paul Westerberg Releases Soundtrack to "Open Season"

September 19th, 2006 5:42pm EDT
Open Season
Paul Westerberg's legendary status in rock 'n' roll history is more than secure. As leader of Minneapolis post-punk/pre-grunge icons The Replacements, Westerberg was the creative force behind one of the -- if not the -- most influential rock bands of the 1980s, creating a template that would later be adapted by such diverse rockers as Nirvana and Ryan Adams, among numerous others. And since 1991, he's maintained a solo career that would make most of his peers green with envy, if critically-acclaimed albums and fan respect still have anything to do with the equation.

Open Season; Featur...

Replacements Reunite

April 2nd, 2006 2:26pm EDT
The Replacements
The two surviving original members of cult 1980s act The Replacements have reunited to record two new songs for a greatest hits album.

Frontman Paul Westerberg, bass player Tommy Stinson and drummer Chris Mars recently reconvened after years of squabbling to record new tunes in their native Minnesota.

The sessions mark the first time the trio has recorded together since disbanding in 1991. Original guitarist Bob Stinson died in 1995.

The result of their reunion recording session will be heard on new album Don't You Know Who I Think I Was? The Best Of The Replacements when ...

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