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Snow Patrol Keyboardist Quits Band

August 16th, 2013 5:27pm EDT
Snow Patrol
On Thursday night, Snow Patrol rocker Tom Simpson has quit the group after playing a final concert in Northern Ireland.

Frontman Gary Lightbody revealed news of the keyboardist's departure while on stage at the Tennent's Vital festival in Belfast and dedicated the band's hit Chasing Cars to the musician.

Lightbody told the crowd, "There is a slightly sad element to this gig. Tom Simpson has been in Snow Patrol since 1996 and tonight in Belfast is his last gig. Tom is going his separate way... He's decided he wants to do his own thing... We support him and love him as a brother."

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Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody Lands 'Game Of Thrones' Cameo

July 24th, 2012 3:44pm EDT
Gary Lightbody
Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has filmed a cameo in hit TV series Game Of Thrones.

The singer took to his Facebook.com page on Monday to share a photograph of himself in his medieval costume after shooting an appearance in the fantasy drama.

He wrote, "So I did my scene this morning for Game Of Thrones. I looked like this. Can't say much - just it's no pivotal role. Fun!"

Game Of Thrones recently picked up a host of Emmy Award nominations and stars Peter Dinklage, Charles Dance, Aidan Gillen and Alfie Allen.
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Drum Solo: One On One With Snow Patrol's Jonny Quinn

November 6th, 2009 5:00pm EST
Snow Patrol pictures
Starpulse's Ashley Demma recently caught up with Snow Patrol drummer, Jonny Quinn, and the two talked about 'unsung heroes', influences, and what's next for the band...

Starpulse: So you've been drumming with Snow Patrol for nearly 15 years…why do you think it is that drummers are the "unsung heroes" of bands? You're the backbone of the band!

Jonny Quinn: I dunno! It takes work to be the drummer. We keep the beat. People forget about us.

Who are some of your favorite drummers who've influenced you?

JQ: Oh man, Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith), Louie Bellson, Stewart Copelan...
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Taylor Swift Featured In 'Band Hero'; New Songs Announced

October 2nd, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Taylor Swift, Band Hero, Band Hero Song List
Video game players and music fans alike can now get closer to Band Hero's in-game playable character Taylor Swift than ever before, as they can perform as the music icon to her fan-favorite chart-topping hits "You Belong With Me," "Picture To Burn" and "Love Story" in the biggest music event to hit living rooms this holiday season - "Band Hero". Today, Activision puts fans front and center in the concert of a lifetime, as they debut Swift's never-before-seen in-game performances in "Band Hero", the perfect game for family and friends to jam out and sing along to their favorite tunes togethe...
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Some Of Our Favorite Music Mash-Ups

April 14th, 2009 11:30am EDT
mash-up
The idea of mashing is synonymous with potatoes. However, there's another type of "mash-up" that has nothing to do with traditional cooking methods. The music mash-up is where two completely different songs are synced together to create a new sonic feel of popular songs. The music mash-up has been around for a couple years, and thanks to the internet many DIYers are showing off their mash-up expertise publicly. Here's some of our favorite mash-ups. Let us know what songs you think would make for a great mash-up.

1. Britney Spears (Circus) Vs. Lady Gaga (Poker Face)

When you m...
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U2 360° Tour Kicks Off June 30th In Barcelona With Revolutionary Production Design

March 9th, 2009 12:40pm EDT
U2
U2.com today confirms that the U2 360° Tour will open at the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona on 30th June. The U2 360° Tour is sponsored by BlackBerry® and is the band's first stadium outing since the Vertigo Tour 05/06 and follows the release of their acclaimed album, No Line On The Horizon. Their 12th studio album, No Line On The Horizon is already number 1 in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Japan and the Czech Republic with further chart positions to be announced this week.

Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, U2 360° will visit 14 cities across Europe includin...
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Leona Lewis To Release Deluxe Version Of 'Spirit' Feb. 3

January 9th, 2009 6:00pm EST
Leona Lewis
Just in time for the Grammy Awards and Valentine's Day, J Records is releasing a deluxe edition of Leona Lewis' Spirit, the Grammy nominated, chart-topping, best-selling debut from one of the breakthrough artists of the year. The deluxe version of Spirit will be in stores February 3rd, 2009.

This limited edition CD/DVD package features four new, never-before-released songs in the U.S., including Leona's #1 UK chart breaking smash hit single, "Run," originally recorded by Snow Patrol. Leona's "Run" shattered UK chart records when it entered at #1, becoming the fastest selling digital ...
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Check Out Snow Patrol's New Video, 'Take Back The City'

September 24th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Snow Patrol
Snow Patrol has just released the video for "Take Back The City," which is the first single from the album, A Hundred Million Suns, (out Oct 28) on Yahoo! Music today!

Snow Patrol - "Take Back The City"
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Snow Patrol Return With 'A Hundred Million Suns' Oct. 28

September 20th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Snow Patrol
Snow Patrol will release A Hundred Million Suns (Polydor/Fiction/Geffen Records) on October 28th 2008. The album is preceded by the fantastic single "Take Back The City", which comes with a video shot in East London courtesy of acclaimed video director Alex Courtes (The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army").

Gary Lightbody (vocals/guitars) says, "I'm so proud of this record. Everybody played out of their skin. Garret (Jacknife Lee) continued his progression from maverick genius to one of the best producers in the world. Musically, lyrically and sonically the best record we've made"

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R.E.M. Announce Release Of New Studio Album, 'Accelerate,' Due April 1

February 28th, 2008 5:30pm EST
R.E.M.
R.E.M. -- which is singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, and bassist Mike Mills -- are counting down the time to the release of Accelerate, their 14th studio album, on a website, www.ninetynights.com. The site, which launched on January 1st, features a new high-definition video snippet each day that can be downloaded then edited, embedded, or manipulated however the user wishes. Each snippet is being posted in high-resolution HD format and available for download for a period of 24 hours before being archived on the site as a low-resolution stream. The clips were shot by noted French f...
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Feist Wins Shortlist Music Prize

February 5th, 2008 4:12pm EST
Feist
Canadian singer Leslie Feist is the winner of the Seventh Annual Shortlist Music Prize for her album The Reminder. Feist is the second female artist to win the prize, following Cat Power who won the award last year. Feist was chosen by a panel of five Listmakers: recording artists Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) and Ronnie Vannucci (the Killers), journalist Rev. Moose (CMJ), radio DJ Chris Douridas (KCRW) and the hosts of Hunnypot Internet Radio.

In a statement, Listmaker Gary Lightbody called The Reminder “the album of the year for 2007 or any year I can think of: it’s modern and classic...
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Warner Bros. To Release 'Live Earth Concert' CD & DVD December 4

November 27th, 2007 5:15pm EST
Al Gore
On July 7, 2007, 150 musical acts performed at a series of worldwide concerts called Live Earth to raise awareness for the climate crisis and deliver a solutions-based message to a global audience. On December 4th, Warner Bros. Records will release Live Earth - The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis - a CD and 2-DVD package that brings together the most popular artists, best performances, and the solutions-based messaging showcased at this truly global musical event staged in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Hamburg, with special events broadcast fro...
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Highlights From Live Earth Concert Come To CD And 2-Disc DVD November 20

October 17th, 2007 5:54pm EDT
Live Earth - The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis
On July 7, 2007, 150 musical acts performed at a series of worldwide concerts called Live Earth to raise awareness for the climate crisis and deliver a solutions-based message to a global audience. On November 20th, Warner Bros. Records will release Live Earth - The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis - a CD and 2-DVD package that brings together the most popular artists, best performances, and the solutions-based messaging showcased at this truly global musical event staged in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Hamburg, with special events broadcast fr...
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R.E.M. To Release First-Ever Live CD/DVD On October 16; Win It!

October 8th, 2007 1:03pm EDT
R.E.M.
R.E.M. will release a live CD/DVD, the first ever of their 27-year career, on Warner Bros. Records on October 16th, 2007. Titled R.E.M. Live, the 22-track audio and visual package captures singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, and bassist Mike Mills doing what they do best at a dynamic show at the Point theater in Dublin, Ireland, on February 27, 2005.

Directed by Blue Leach (Depeche Mode), R.E.M. Live features songs spanning the band's many studio albums, including the singles "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville," (featuring bassist Mike Mills on lead vocal) from 1984's Reckoning, "T...
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Snow Patrol's 'Eyes Open' Certified Platinum

June 22nd, 2007 9:47am EDT
Snow Patrol
Sometimes the biggest bands in the world don't have to brag or posture. They just do the quiet work of honest musicians, traversing the globe and converting every last one of us, one show at a time.

As unassuming and truthful as their music, Snow Patrol has quietly become a genuine global act this past year. Eyes Open, recently certified platinum in the United States (over one million sold), and has now sold 4 million copies worldwide.

"Chasing Cars" is one of those classic songs that won't go away -- for every new fan there's an old one craving to hear it again and again. "Signal...
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Metallica, Kasabian, & Pussycat Dolls Join London Leg Of Live Earth

June 19th, 2007 4:16pm EDT
Metallica
LONDON (June 19, 2007) – Metallica, Kasabian, Pussycat Dolls, and Terra Naomi are the final acts to be added to the Live Earth London line-up performing at Wembley Stadium as part of the 24-hour, 7-continent Live Earth concert series on 7/7/07.

With an already astounding line up that includes some of the best music acts from around the world, this monumental event will bring together more than 2 billion people to combat the climate crisis.

An exclusive download of Metallica's Live Earth performance is going to be available for a minimal fee immediately after the event finishes. ...
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Artists Donate Tracks To "Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur," Out June 12

May 17th, 2007 8:10pm EDT
Instant Karma
In an historic effort to mobilize activism around the human rights atrocities occurring in Darfur, Sudan, more than 50 international recording artists and over 30 record labels have united behind "Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur." The collection features iconic songs by legendary musician and peace activist John Lennon recorded by an array of best-selling artists and will be available for purchase both on CD and as digital downloads via online retailers.

In keeping with its long tradition of activism powered by music, Amnesty International, the world's...
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Green Day Included In All-Star Line-Up Of Artists Featured On 'Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur'

May 16th, 2007 8:30pm EDT
Green Day
Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day will contribute a cover of John Lennon's "Working Class Hero" to the forthcoming CD Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur. The track will be available for purchase digitally beginning May 1, and will be included on Instant Karma, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records June 12.

In keeping with its long tradition of activism powered by music, Amnesty International, the world's largest grassroots human rights organization, will use Yoko Ono's generous gift of Lennon's solo catalog as the centerpiece of its campaig...
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Lollapalooza 2007 Lineup Announced

April 12th, 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—...
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Cult Following For Teeneage Singer Of Play Radio Play Gets Slot On Warped Tour New Album In Stores April 24

April 8th, 2007 2:00pm EDT
PlayRadioPlay
Seventeen year-old Texan, Dan Hunter is the 'poptronica' genius behind PlayRadioPlay (PRP), which has already hit one million plays on MySpace and opened for Fall Out Boy all in the space of a single year. The highly anticipated EP The Frequency will available in stores April 24 And one short month later fans can find him on tour with some of the biggest names in music on Warped Tour.

PRP is often compared to Postal Service and The Smashing Pumpkins, the songs are like the soundtrack to your dreams. On the surface they're like cupcakes - sweet, cute and just bursting with pure happine...
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Superbowl MVP Peyton Manning To Host 'SNL' This Month

March 12th, 2007 2:22pm EDT
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
NBC's Saturday Night Live continues to thrill with its line-up in March running the gamut from Emmy winners, to Super Bowl MVPs and U.K. rock stars and an award winning American Idol. On March 17, "SNL" alum and actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns to Studio 8H and to the show where she got her start and where she made a triumphant return last season. Louis-Dreyfus, an "SNL" cast member from 1982-1985, is the first female alum to host the show.

Joining Louis-Dreyfus on the show is British trio, Snow Patrol. The band, which features a fusion of a variety of alternative song styles, will...
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R.E.M. Prepare To Record 14th Studio Album

March 9th, 2007 9:59am EST
R.E.M.
R.E.M. -- singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, and bassist Mike Mills -- will record their fourteenth studio album this Spring with Grammy Award-winning producer Jacknife Lee. Lee, most noted for his production on U2's "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," has also produced albums by Snow Patrol, The Hives, and indie stalwarts Kasabian, Aqualung, and Bloc Party.

"R.E.M. are consistently one of the Great Bands, if not the greatest," Lee says. "The new songs they've written are some of their most exciting and visceral yet. They're a beacon for any band wishing to remain honest and ch...
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BRIT Awards Announces Nominees

January 17th, 2007 11:18am EST
Muse
Muse, Lily Allen and Gnarls Barkley lead the nominations at this year's BRIT Awards. The trio of acts are up for three accolades each. Muse have been named in the British Group, MasterCard British Album, for Blackholes and Revelations, and British Live Act categories.

Gnarls Barkley are up for International Group, International Breakthrough

Act and International Album, for stunning debut St. Elsewhere. Lily Allen - who took the music scene by storm in 2006 - has been put forward for British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act and will also compete with Muse for MasterCard Br...
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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...
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Gwen Stefani To Perform at American Music Awards

November 1st, 2006 10:30am EST
Gwen Stefani
Multi platinum singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani will light up the "2006 American Music Awards" with the debut performance of her new single, "Wind It Up," from her much anticipated second solo album, "The Sweet Escape."

Stefani, known for her energetic, heart pumping live performances, will debut the single on the telecast live, Tuesday, Nov. 21, (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC. The show, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will emanate from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.

Stefani joins previously announced performers Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Josh Groban, Mary J. Blige,...
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UK Band Vega 4 To Be Featured On "Grey's Anatomy" This Thursday

October 30th, 2006 12:56pm EST
Vega 4
Vega 4's latest single, "Life is Beautiful" will be featured on the November 2 episode of Grey's Anatomy and will also be available online October 31 for digital download.

The Track is taken from the UK band's new album, "You And Others," and was produced by Garret "Jacknife" Lee (Bloc Party, Editors, U2, Snow Patrol).

Check it out here:

Vega4 - "Life is Beautiful": Quicktime | Windows Hi | Windows Lo | Real Audio

(Streaming audio and/or video links may expire without notice)
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Rascal Flatts, Tenacious D & Snow Patrol To Perform at 'American Music Awards'

October 26th, 2006 11:51am EDT
Rascal Flatts
The chart-topping country trio Rascal Flatts has sold more albums in 2006 than any musical act in any genre. The two-time AMA nominee will wrap their Me and My Gang tour in early November and perform on the "2006 American Music Awards," airing live Tuesday, November 21 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC.

In addition, platinum recording artists Tenacious D, whose film, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, will open the day after their American Music Awards performance, will take the stage to perform "Pick of Destiny" from their new album. U.K. import Snow Patrol, whose Eyes Open album has pro...
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Maroon 5 Adds Festive Flair To Amnesty International's Global Music Initiative

December 21st, 2005 3:51pm EST
Maroon 5
Maroon 5 is adding festive fuel to Make Some Noise, Amnesty International's ground-breaking global music venture, with the release of Happy Xmas (War Is Over). Make Some Noise sees top international artists record contemporary versions of John Lennon classics.

Available from December 20, 2005, as an online download via amnesty.org/noise, the L.A.-based quintet's single will be the fifth Lennon classic to be released through the Make Some Noise initiative. In the United States, all Make Some Noise downloads are available via MSN Music.

Originally recorded by Lennon in 1971, Happy X...
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Black Eyed Peas, Avril, The Cure & More Help Amnesty International

December 6th, 2005 12:58pm EST
Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas, Avril Lavigne, and The Cure are joining Amnesty International in a ground-breaking musical venture using the works of John Lennon. Make Some Noise, launching on 10 December -- International Human Rights Day -- aims to inspire a new generation to celebrate and stand up for human rights.

The global launch of Make Some Noise will see the release of the Black Eyed Peas' rousing version of Power to the People, The Cure's interpretation of Love, Snow Patrol's recording of Isolation, and Grow Old With Me performed by The Postal Service. All four exclusive singles will als...
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Steve Winwood, Sting & Snow Patrol Among Winners at BMI Awards

November 30th, 2005 9:52am EST
Steve Winwood
American performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) saluted the top European songwriters at its 2005 London Awards staged last night at the Dorchester Hotel. The black-tie gala dinner and awards ceremony honored the songwriters, composers and publishers of the most performed songs on U.S. radio and television in the past year in all genres of music.

A highlight of the evening was the BMI Icon presentation to legendary songwriter and recording artist Steve Winwood, who was honored for his "enduring influence on generations of music makers." With a career that spans more t...
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