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Pete Yorn Marries Longtime Girlfriend

12/3/2010 2:14pm EST
Pete Yorn
Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn has married his longtime girlfriend at a low-key ceremony in Los Angeles.

The rocker wed former model Beth Kaltman at an L.A. courthouse the weekend before Thanksgiving, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Life on a Chain hit-maker reportedly kept the ceremony small and celebrated the union with an informal reception at the Shutters on the Beach hotel in Santa Monica, California.

A source tells the newspaper, "They had a small ceremony with about 20 friends and family," while another insider adds, "It was a simple, impromptu wedding before Pete goes on ...

Scarlett Johansson: 'I Would Love To Do Another Album'

5/5/2010 12:00pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is enthusiastic to release more music - the actress wants to record her third album. The Lost in Translation star released a disc of Tom Waits covers, Anywhere I Lay My Head, in 2008, as well as last year's album Break Up, on which she collaborated with Pete Yorn.

And despite continuing her successful movie career, Johansson is eager to head back into the studio to record more tracks - but this time she wants to write her own songs for the record.

She tells MTV News, "I would love to do another album. The spirit has not moved me yet in that direction, but I would never...

Celebs Who Should Not Sing

10/9/2009 5:00pm EDT
Singing Celebs
If you are a typical celebrity you usually do not have many abilities except for looking good and possibly acting. But you should not be singing. However, some celebs get ahead of themselves and think since they are so good looking they can do anything.

Singing is a skill that develops over time and takes years to perfect. Just because you are a celebrity does not mean you have the ability to sing.

Heidi Pratt is a prime example of a celeb that has no business trying to sing and dance. Beyonce Knowles has trained for years to become one of the best entertainers in the world, and Hei...

Kaci Battaglia's 'Crazy Possessive', Serena Williams, Saosin, Wolfmother & More (Videos)

9/16/2009 1:25pm EDT
Kaci Battaglia
Watch some videos and clips of the latest funny, informative, viral, WTF, FAIL, and other time-wasting stuff that we gathered from around the web today. Today we have Kaci Battaglia, Serena Williams at the U.S. Open, Wolfmother's 'Cosmic Egg', Saosin, Jack's Mannequin, and Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn's "Relator"... Check 'em all out!

Kaci Battaglia has just released the video for her debut hit single, "Crazy Possessive". Watch as she sings her song and dances around in a tight little white bathing suit...

"Crazy Possessive":

Serena Williams had a little outburst at th...

Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson Duet On 'Break Up'

6/16/2009 2:26pm EDT
Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson Break Up
In 2006, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Pete Yorn contacted actress and Atco recording artist Scarlett Johansson with the idea to record a duets album in the spirit of Serge Gainsbourg's 1960s recordings with Brigitte Bardot. "I was having a strange week of insomnia and when I finally passed out, it came to me in a dream," says Yorn. "I woke up and the whole thing was in my head, fully formed." Johansson was intrigued by Yorn's out-of-the-blue invitation. "It sounded like an interesting little adventure," she explains. "The idea of two people vocalizing their relationship through du...

Phantom Planet 'Raise The Dead' All Summer Long

6/26/2008 4:41pm EDT
Phantom Planet
Fueled By Ramen recording group Phantom Planet has unveiled its summer tour schedule, including both headline shows as well as a major cross-country run alongside FBR labelmates, Paramore. The news comes amid a flurry of promotional activity and critical acclaim surrounding the California-based band's just-released label debut, Raise The Dead.

The headline dates will kick off on July 8th at Seattle, Washington's El Corazon, with additional stops in Seattle, Portland, and Orangevale, California. Next, Phantom Planet will pair up with Paramore for the Grammy Award-nominated punk-pop qu...

Phantom Planet Unleash New Album, 'Raise The Dead,' April 15; Touring Through June

3/25/2008 4:54pm EDT
Phantom Planet
"Raise The Dead," the eagerly awaited new album from Fueled By Ramen recording group Phantom Planet, has been made available for pre-order at the Fueled By Ramen webstore. Due in stores and at all online retailers on April 15th, the acclaimed rock combo's label debut can be pre-ordered in either CD or 12" Vinyl form now via All fans will be able to download the band's new digital single, "Do The Panic," immediately upon purchase, and the first 500 to order will receive a limited edition souvenir "Pocket Duct Tape".

"Do The Panic," the first digital s...

Singer-Songwriter Landon Pigg Sets Out On 10 City Nationwide Club Tour

2/1/2008 7:00pm EST
Landon Pigg
RCA Records singer/songwriter Landon Pigg will set out on a nationwide club tour with fellow RCA Music Group label mate Gavin DeGraw.

The 10 city tour kicks off on February 26th in Gainesville, FL and wraps on March 11th at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles.

Landon's latest single "Falling In Love At a Coffee Shop" has experienced incredible success since being featured in the "A Diamond Is Forever" ad campaign. Over 122,000 downloads have been sold since the track was made available at the end of 2007 making it a Top 50 song at iTunes, and with the ad campaign renewed through ...

2008 Honda Civic Tour, Featuring Panic At The Disco, Announces Tour Dates

1/25/2008 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,...

Music Review: Say Anything's 'In Defense Of The Genre' Satisfies, Challenges Listeners

10/22/2007 3:09pm EDT
Say Anything
Say Anything’s ...Is A Real Boy caught most of the music scene off-guard, despite the buzz rumbling from inside the genre (rock, punk? does it matter?). Full of desperate lyrics that cut into cliques of people and music, frontman Max Bemis poured his life and well-being into the album – he recorded every instrument except drums - and a few years after the album’s release he was admitted into a hospital with bi-polar illness. With the illness mostly behind him, Bemis re-grouped and wrote another giant concept album, In Defense of the Genre.

The only thing more staggering than the two-CD...

Ben Jelen Raises Major Environmental Awareness With His Latest Music Video

8/20/2007 5:10pm EDT
Ben Jelen
Custard artist, Ben Jelen, raises major environmental awareness with his most recent music video 'Pulse', the opening track off his latest album Ex-Sensitive. This heartfelt video was directed by Lucas Longacre and produced by the National Resources Defense Council.

'Pulse' was the 'Featured Video' on NRDC's pop culture site, for the entire month of July (now available in the archives section at The video has also premiered on MSN's Music Video Channel the first week of August, and is set for a feature on the MSN Green channel later this ...

Ben Jelen Lands Opening Slot On Pete Yorn Tour; New CD In Stores July 17

7/4/2007 10:00am EDT
Ben Jelen
Ben Jelen will kick off his new CD and tour with a record release party headlining the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on July 16th and in-store performance to follow on July 17th at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square. Jelen will then set out on tour with Pete Yorn on his East Coast tour starting in St. Louis on July 21st.

Ben Jelen's sophomore CD ex-sensitive will be available in stores on July 17th through Linda Perry's Custard label. Jelen is the first artist release for 2007 from Custard, home to multi-platinum selling "You're Beautiful" singer James Blunt. Jelen recorded the tracks for...

Pete Yorn Back On the Road for Major US Summer Concert Tour

6/14/2007 10:10am EDT
Pete Yorn
With his new album, Nightcrawler, in stores now, singer-songwriter Pete Yorn will embark on a major North American tour kicking off June 17 at the prestigious Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

Yorn's concert schedule will include festival performances at Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits as well as shared bills with Guster, Crowded House and the Dave Matthews Band (see full itinerary following). Pete Yorn will be performing on the road with his band, Minibar.

Last year, Yorn performed a series of successful shows opening for the Dixie Chicks and, from February-March 2...

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—...

Pete Yorn To Hit The Road In February

1/9/2007 2:24pm EST
Pete Yorn
With his critically-acclaimed new album, Nightcrawler, in stores now, singer-songwriter Pete Yorn will headline a major North American tour beginning February 6 in Boise, Idaho. The upcoming concert dates mark Yorn's first performances since a set of successful dates opening for the Dixie Chicks earlier this year and his first major concert appearances, with full band, since the release of "Nightcrawler" in August 2006.

Pete Yorn's "The Morning, Day, and Night Tour" itinerary:

Tue, Feb 06, 2007 Boise, ID Big Easy

Thu, Feb 08, 2007 Vancouver, BC Co...

2006: Year In Music (Pt. 3)

12/31/2006 2:00pm EST
Syd Barrett
...During July, co-founder and original Pink Floyd guitarist/singer Syd Barrett, who had spent the better part of the last 35 years as a hermit, died at age 60 from diabetic complications... Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo pretty much confirms rumors that the band is done, "unless," he says, "it becomes really obvious to me that we need to do one."

New albums from: Muse, Johnny Cash, Thom Yorke, Peachez, Sufjan Stevens, Cheyenne Kimball, Phish, Soul Asylum, Seether, Moloko, Alien Ant Farm, Black Stone Cherry, Eighteen Visions, Helmet, Third Eye Blind, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, New York Dolls...

Check Out Pete Yorn's New Video, "For Us"

11/17/2006 2:02pm EST
Pete Yorn
Nightcrawler, which premieres a dozen brand-new songs, is perhaps the most musically complex and fully realized album of Pete Yorn's career, a wealth of striking harmonic textures and sophisticated chord shifts framed in a lyric sensibility that's dark and hopeful and knowing and funny all at once. Jason Killingsworth, writing in Paste magazine, said that Nightcrawler is "More daring and challenging than anything Pete Yorn's done up to now."

Watch the new Pete Yorn video, "For Us," featuring Foo Fighter Dave Grohl on drums:

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

10/6/2006 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"

9/19/2006 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...