Archive for the 'Music News' Category

18 Apr

Petty’s Stolen Guitars Are Recovered

Last week, five vintage guitars owned by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were stolen from a Culver City soundstage in L.A. Petty thought it was a good idea to post it on Twitter and offer a $7,500 reward. They were listed as a 1967 12-string Rickenbacker, a Gibson SG TV Junior, a Fender Broadcaster, a 1967 Epiphone Sheridan, and a blue Dusenberg. One man has been arrested.

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18 Apr

Robert Plants New Band

Next month Robert Plant will debut his new band ‘The Sensational Space Shifters’

“The show, entitled Robert Plant Presents Sensational Space Shifters, will be his first with his new band, ahead of a busy summer festival schedule.”

Some of the members of the band are from his former band ‘Strange Sensation’ along with Justin Adams.

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05 Apr

Slim Loris – Low

Oh boy, I found another great song/group thanks to James at Independent Music Promotions.

Right when I heard the drums in the beginning I knew I was on a ride. I love his voice as it fits the music perfectly. These are the kind of bands that I wish more people could find and appreciate as much as I do! I love the hints of Doobie Brothers and CCR. But have a listen for yourself. Check more out HERE

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20 Mar

Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder To Be Sentenced!

Kareem “Biggs” Burke, a co-founder of Roc-A-Fella, is looking at a minimum of 5 years jail time for conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilos of WEED! He made a plea deal and agreed to forfeit $660,000 in cash, his house in New Jersey and a 2010 BMW….daaaaamn.

Burke hasn’t been with Roc-A-Fella since he left in 2004. He was part of a federal drug sting called Operation Green Venom along with 50 other people.

He gets sentenced may 18th.

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08 Mar

Korns Jonathan Davis’ New EP

Jonathan Davis of Korn is getting a new electronic EP together under his DJ name of J Devil.  He says

“I love DJing, and I love rocking out.  It’s fun going from DJing electro to heavy dubstep to Korn.  It’s therapy for me.”

I guess since he worked with Skrillex on Korns last album, he’s got the bug.  Good luck, I guess.

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08 Mar

Sales of The Monkees Music Are HUGE!

It always takes a death right?  Well The Monkees have unfortunately benefited (ya terrible word) from the death of Davy Jones on February 29.  According to Billboard.com The Monkees overall track sales grew 3,750% from 4,000 during the week ending February 26 to 140,000 the past week.  The entire 2011 they sold 174,000 tracks just to show you how crazy of a jump that is.

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02 Mar

Gift Of Gab Album!

Gift of Gab of Blackalicious is putting out a new album titled “Next Logical Progression” on Quannum Projects sometime this month. He says of the track ‘Wack but Good People’

“Wack But Good People is a song about a homie trying to get on, but he kinda needs a little more work first. It’s all in good fun and humor. Remix is bananas.”

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21 Feb

Whitney’s Funeral Footage For Sale!

I think there is so much wrong with this. Whitney Houston’s family has struck a deal to sell video of Whitney’s funeral. A representative of the family has agreed to license footage to several media outlets to “help maximize the estate for the benefit of Bobbi Kristina.” (her 18 year old daughter).

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21 Feb

Heart Releasing Album

Nancy Wilson of Heart has released some news the other day. Heart will be releasing a new album titled ‘Fanatic’ in October 2012. Aside from the album, a box set and biography are also set to be released. The last album was 2010’s ‘Red Velvet Car’.

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10 Feb

Clutch Double Vinyl Album-Blast Tyrant

On February 28th Clutch will release their 2004 album ‘Blast Tyrant’ on 180 gram vinyl that will contain 16 songs along with six mini posters. Then they will head out on tour to a few festivals.

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10 Feb

New PRONG!!!

I’ve always been a fan of Prong so I’m excited to say, they have a new album coming out and will go on tour to support it. The album will be called ‘Carved Into Stone’ and looks like it will come out on April 24th on Long Branch Records. Here are some dates for their tour.

2/16: Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon
2/17: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades (With Testament)
2/18: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory (With Testament)
3/21: San Diego (Hillcrest) @ Ruby Room
3/22: Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room
3/23: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
3/24: Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
3/25: Fresno, CA @ Starline
3/26: Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar

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01 Feb

New Van Halen is Old Van Halen

David Lee Roth of Van Halen has announced that their new album is partially old material from 1975, 1976 and 1977. Michael Anthony, who was kicked out of the band by Eddie Van Halen in 2006, won’t pursue and proceeds from the sales of the album.

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26 Jan

Motown & Ne-Yo…What A Combo

Motown has named Ne-Yo as the new Senior Vice President of A&R. All this while Ne-Yo continues to work on his fifth studio album.

Motown Exec Ms. Habtemariam said:

“We are honored and humbled to have Ne-Yo as a part of the Motown family, as both a recording artist and in an A&R role. We are committed to discovering, developing and nurturing R&B/Soul superstars here at Motown and in Ne-Yo we have both a global superstar and arguably one of the best songwriters in music. His presence on the executive team only strengthens our commitment to the very best in R&B.”

Ne-Yo had some nice words to say as well:

“I’m a combination of excited, honored and terrified all at once! Excited about a new beginning here at Motown, honored that I’ve been given such a prestigious title and trusted with such responsibility, TERRIFIED because I know that playing this role, in the fashion of one of my idols and career role models Mr. Smokey Robinson, these are big shoes to fill…..but trust, I can handle it.”

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21 Jan

2 Live Crew Reuniting!

Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew announced at the Sundance Film Festival the group is back together.  Campbell was at the Sundance Film Festival since he appeared in a short film.

Some of Campbell’s comments:

“I just can’t wait to just start practicing.  That’s going to be a blast.”

“We’re going to perform the songs and everybody’s going to be excited,” he said. “Some of the older people of our generation will be able to tell their kids, `You’re staying home tonight, we’re going to see 2 Live Crew and shake our booty!'”

So of course I have to post a video!!

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29 Dec

Rapper C-Murder Sentence Upheld

Back in 2002 C-Murder was convicted of shooting a 16 year old to death.  His attorneys appealed stating the judge who presided over his trial allowed jurors to hear unsubstantiated testimony and that the prosecutors eliminated black people from the jury.

The 5th Circuit rejected those arguments and the murder conviction and life sentence stands.

Yikes.

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