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Silversun Pickups Demand Mitt Romney To Stop Playing Their Song

8/16/2012 8:56am EDT
Silversun Pickups
Rockers Silversun Pickups have fired off a legal letter ordering politician Mitt Romney to stop playing one of their songs on his campaign trail.

The Republican Party candidate has allegedly been playing the group's track Panic Switch during events as he challenges current President Barack Obama for the White House in this year's election.

The band's lawyers have now written a cease and desist letter to Romney, urging him to stop playing the 2009 hit without permission.

Frontman Brian Aubert tells, "We don't like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, a...

'Vampire Diaries' Soundtrack Features Sky Ferreira, Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins

9/21/2010 9:13pm EDT
The Vampire Diaries
Original Television Soundtrack: The Vampire Diaries serves up a biting mix of exclusive tracks unavailable elsewhere—including songs by Smashing Pumpkins and Gorillaz — plus favorites from season one of the hit TV show, including "Sleep Alone" by Bat for Lashes and "Running Up That Hill" by Placebo. The collection's focus track is "Obsession" by 18-year-old Internet sensation Sky Ferreira, who'll release her eagerly anticipated debut CD in early 2011.

The Original Television Soundtrack: The Vampire Diaries is out October 12, while the new season of the hit CW network show—about two vampire...

Katy Perry To Debut New Song During 'MTV Unplugged' See It Before The Show On Nov. 16

11/10/2009 8:55pm EST
Katy Perry
"MTV Unplugged" will continue the tradition of providing music fans with stellar live performances as the network premieres its latest installment featuring Grammy nominated, superstar singer-songwriter Katy Perry airing on Monday, November 16, 2009 on and The series will feature Perry performing songs from her multi-platinum debut album "One Of The Boys", including two of her #1 hits "I Kissed A Girl" and "Waking Up In Vegas" as well as fan favorite "Thinking Of You" and a special cover of the Fountains of Wayne song "Hackensack." The special, which will be available ...

Check Out The Airborne Toxic Event's 'Sometime Around Midnight'; Debut Out Aug. 5

7/22/2008 6:00pm EDT
The Airborne Toxic Event
When The Airborne Toxic Event took the stage at Spaceland in Silver Lake on January 31st of this year, the 400-capacity venue was a madhouse. In the entryway, patrons squeezed in and pled their cases to the door girl. Another 400 people queued impatiently along the sidewalk outside, forming a massive line that snaked down Silver Lake Boulevard, surrounding the venue on all sides.

It was the final night of the band's five-week residency at the legendary Eastside venue, and all that month, when they weren't rehearsing or performing, they were busy self-recording their first full-length a...

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

7/14/2008 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...

'Tony Hawk's Proving Ground's Astonishing Soundtrack Unveiled

8/27/2007 3:00pm EDT
Foo Fighters
This October, Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is bringing the sounds of skate culture to life like never before in Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground -- the deepest, most customizable skateboarding game ever. Featuring over 50 tracks including "The Pretender," the first single from the Foo Fighters’ forthcoming album and popular anthems from Nirvana, Bloc Party, Jurassic 5, Slick Rick, The Rolling Stones, and many more, players will be able to create their personal skate legacy to the songs that have fueled today’s skateboarding culture. Additionally, MCA of the Beastie Boys makes an appearance in ...

Lollapalooza 2007 Lineup Announced

4/12/2007 12:13pm EDT
Pearl Jam
Tickets are now officially on sale for Lollapalooza 2007, August 3-5 in Chicago’s Grant Park. Among the 120-plus artists are behemoths Pearl Jam — in their sole U.S. show this year — as well as Daft Punk, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Muse, Iggy and the Stooges, Interpol, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party, Snow Patrol, The Roots, Paolo Nutini, Femi Kuti and The Positive Force, and many more.

The 2006 edition of Lollapalooza filled Grant Park with more than 166,000 attendees of every stripe—figuratively and literally—...