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...hang the dj is a music blog. Old school, shoegaze, psych, and darkwave are featured genres.

Legal disclaimer: This blog is my personal, independent website. It is not affiliated with Bell Media, nor does it represents the thoughts, opinions, desires, etc of Bell Media

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A Velvet Underground documentary that was filmed in 1986 has been posted on You Tube. Clicky clicky.
Oasis will release Stop the Clocks, an 18-track double cd filled with the band's greatest hits, on November 21st. While the tracklisting isn't officially official, Noel Gallagher reportedly told the British paper, the Sun, what songs will make it to the collection. Hmmm...I hope this list is bogus, because "She's Electric", "Married With Children" and "Morning Glory" are not on the list! Oh bother. You can read the article here, or if you're too lazy to click on over, here's the alleged list of songs that the newspaper claims Noel wants on the compilation:

Some Might Say
Don't Look Back In Anger
D'You Know What I Mean?
All Around The World
Go Let It Out
The Hindu Times
The Importance Of Being Idle
Half The World Away
Champagne Supernova
Rock n' Roll Star
Boy With The Blues
Stop The Clocks
The Alice In Chains 2-disc set, the Essential Alice In Chains, was due out last week, but we've gotten word that the set has been pushed back to September 5th. The compilation will contain the band's greatest hits, remixes and some unplugged material.

Here's the tracklisting for the Essential Alice In Chains:

Disc 1:

We Die Young
Man In The Box
Bleed The Freak
Love, Hate, Love
Am I Inside
Got Me Wrong
Right Turn
Rain When I Die
Them Bones
Angry Chair
Dam That River
God Smack
Hate to Feel

Disc 2:

No Excuses
I Stay Away
What the Hell Have I (remix)
Little Bitter (remix)
Heaven Beside You
Shame in You
Over Now (unplugged)
Nutshell (unplugged)
Get Born Again


Chad Kroeger from Nickelback has been charged with driving under the influence. The charge stems from an incident that took place in June in British Columbia. When the news of the incident became public in June, the police would only say that the matter was under investigation. Apparently the investigation is now over because Kroeger was charged on Wednesday. His court date has been scheduled for August 25th.
Shaun Morgan from Seether has made the decision to check himself into rehab. He starts a rehab program on Monday, so the band has decided to cancel all tour dates and public appearances until further notice.

Here's part of the statement from Seether's official website:

Seether front man Shaun Morgan has admitted to himself and those close to him that he needs help and is making the proactive move to seek it. Following scheduled appearances this week, all future plans have been placed on hold until further notice as Morgan plans to begin his recovery process on Monday, July 31st. Morgan, who has established himself as one of the leading singers in rock over the past five years, has made a personal choice to attack what he sees as a dependence on a combination of substances. The band had planned to tour in August with Staind behind their recently released live acoustic album One Cold Night. The opportunity to perform this repertoire in an acoustic setting is something the band hopes to do at some point in the future. Morgan commented, “I’m deeply sorry that this news comes right before a planned tour, especially one that I was so excited about, and I hope that everyone understands. I need help with addictions that I can’t kick on my own. These things are making me sick, and could potentially harm me permanently, so I need to take care of them as soon as possible. I hope the tour goes well, and we hope to be on the road again soon. Thank you again for your understanding and support.”
Here's the scoop on the Nintendo Fusion Tour. As I mentioned previously, Hawthorne Heights will headline this year's tour. Relient K, Emery, Plain White T's and the Sleeping will also be on the bill. The tour kicks off September 27th in Columbus and will at the State Theater on September 29th. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.


Thursday, Rise Against and Billy Talent will be touring together in the fall. The tour kicks in September and it will roll through town November 15th at the State Theater. Ticket info will be posted once it is available.
New Found Glory will release its new cd, Coming Home, on September 19th. You've already heard the first single, "It's Not Your Fault" on 89X. Look for the video to debut on MTV this Tuesday on TRL. In more NFG news, the band has just announced a 34 date headline tour. The tour kicks October 4th in Cincinnati and will make its way to Clutch Cargos in Pontiac on October 13th. Cartel and the Early November will serve as opening acts for the tour.


REM is set to release a sweet compilation in the fall. The 2 cd/1 dvd set will be brimming with material from the years they spent on IRS records. And I Feel Fine will contain studio tracks, live performances, previously unreleased material and more. Plus all the material on the set was chosen by the original members of REM. Look for this to drop on September 12th. I've pasted the tracklisting below, but you can also click here to read more about the release.

Begin the Begin

Radio Free Europe
Pretty Persuasion
Talk About the Passion
(Don't Go Back to) Rockville
Sitting Still
Gardening at Night
7 Chinese Bros
So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
Driver 8
Can't Get There From Here
Finest Worksong
Feeling Gravity's Pull
I Believe
Life and How To Live It
The One I Love
Welcome to the Occupation
Fall on Me
Perfect Circle
It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Bonus Disc
Pilgrimage (Mike's pick)

These Days (Bill's pick)
Gardening at Night (slower electric demo; previously unreleased)
Radio Free Europe (Hib-tone version)
Sitting Still (Hib-tone version)
Life and How to Live It (Live at the Muziekcentrum, Utrecht, Holland 9/14/87; previously unreleased)
Ages of You (Live at the Paradise, Boston 7/13/83; previously unreleased)
We Walk (Live at the Paradise, Boston 7/13/83; previously unreleased)
1,000,000 (Live at the Paradise, Boston 7/13/83; previously unreleased)
Finest Worksong (other mix)
Hyena (demo; previously unreleased)
Theme From Two Steps Onward (previously unreleased)
All the Right Friends (previously unreleased)
Mystery to Me (demo; previously unreleased)
Just A Touch (live in-studio version; previously unreleased)
Bad Day (previously unreleased)
King of Birds
Swan Swan H (live acoustic version)
Disturbance at the Heron House (Peter's pick)
Time After Time (Annelise) (Michael's pick)

Wolves, Lower

Radio Free Europe
Talk About the Passion
Radio Free Europe (Live, The Tube, 11/18/83)
Talk About the Passion (Live, The Tube, 11/18/83)
So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
Left of Reckoning
Pretty Persuasion (Live, The Old Grey Whistle Test, 11/20/84)
Can't Get There From Here
Driver 8
Life and How To Live It
Feeling Gravity's Pull
Can't Get There From Here (Live, The Tube, 10/25/85)
Fall On Me
Swan Swan H (Inside/Out)
The One I Love
It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Finest Worksong
The headliner for this fall's Nintendo Fusion Tour has been announced...it's Hawthorne Heights. Joining HH will be Emery, Relient K and more. The tour kicks September 27th and runs through mid-November. I'll post a date when it becomes official.
Looks like you'll be waiting a bit longer for the new Mars Volta cd. Amputechture has been moved to a September 12th release date. Oh, dry your tears, it'll be worth the wait. Don't miss the Mars Volta November 3rd at the Palace opening up for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
As you know, the Warped Tour will be coming through town this Saturday. To get you all amped up, you can check out this video game called "Warped Tour Massacre." You can become a member of Motion City Soundtrack, Thursday, Nofx, or Underoath and beat the crap out of others in a Mortal Kombatesque game. Good times.


Blender has come up with a list of the "25 biggest wusses" in music. If you have a sense of humor (Robert Smith from the Cure placed number 25 on the list) you can check it out here. And be sure to look to the right of the page to play the "wimpy words" lyric game. It's a quiz to see if you can finish the lyrics of each Wussmaster's song correctly. Like I said, if you have a sense of humor about things, go ahead and click, if not...
The New York Dolls will release a new cd on Tuesday! The new cd, One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This, will come with a 45 minute dvd. The first single from the cd is called "Dance Like A Monkey" and you can check out the video for it here.

You can also read an interview with the Dolls here.
Back in 1993, U2 released a concert video called Zoo TV--Live In Sydney. But that was back in 1993 when everyone rocked a VCR. Well, technology has changed and fans have been clamoring for a dvd release! Never ones to disappoint, it looks like Bono and the gang will appease the fans by releasing the dvd, which will be chock full of bonus material! Apparently this dvd release will feature a "video confessional" among other things! Look for the dvd in the fall.
Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumner had a good run with their project Electronic. The band released three Electronic cds in the 1990's. Now they are putting out a greatest hits collection. Get the Message--The Best of Electronic will drop on September 19th. There will be 13 songs on the cd, including single versions of "Get the Message" and "Disappointed."
The Benicassim Festival has been rocking fans in Spain all weekend. The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, Morrissey, Depeche Mode and others have all played this year's festival. The Pixies were also a part of the festivities yesterday, and fans had to wait quite a long time to enjoy the band's entire set. A barrier at the front of the stage broke after the band played only 5 songs. The Pixies didn't want to disappoint, so they waited for security to fix the barrier. After an hour and a half the band was able to take the stage to resume their set!
The Voodoo Music Festival will return to New Orleans in the fall. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, My Chemical Romance, Secret Machines, Social Distortion and even Duran Duran! The festival is scheduled for October 28th.


Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley got married over the weekend. They wanted to make it a secret affair, so they sent out postcards to their guests about a week before the wedding, alerting them to make plans to fly out to California. Well, it wasn't that much of a secret because a couple of photographers were hip to what was happening and were able to take a bunch of pictures. Check them out here.
Korn is scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. They are reportedly going to play a couple of acoustic songs, so don't miss the show tonight.
In less than surprising news, it has surfaced that Dave Navarro and Carmen Elektra are indeed splitting up. Apparently it's an amicable split, and not many details are available. You can read a short blurb on the life altering event here.


Helmet's new cd, Monochrome, will be released on Tuesday. The first single is called "Gone" and the video for the single has already made its way online. Click the link for the vid. You can also check out the band's myspace page to listen to "Gone" and other cool songs. Don't miss the band when they rock the Van's Warped Tour July 29th at Comerica Park.
The Pixies are getting ready to release an acoustic dvd. The release is called Pixies: Acoustic-Live In Newport. The dvd contains 22 stripped down versions of their classic songs. It also features some behind the scenes and rehearsal footage. Look for the dvd to drop on August 22nd. Meanwhile, a release date has been set for another Pixies dvd. LoudQUIETLoud, the film that followed the Pixies around on their 2004 tour, premiered at various film festivals in the spring and soon it will be released on dvd. Look for it to drop on November 5th.
For you fun-loving peeps that loved to rock Pac-Man back in the day, here's a website you may want to check out. It's a link for you to play Punk Rock Pac-Man! Unlike the classic Pac-Man (and Ms. Pac-Man!!) the object of Punk Rock Pac-Man is to collect records and avoid hippies. Apparently this is a Windows-only free download. Don't blame me if you get addicted.
Noel Gallagher from Oasis has signed on to do a one-off event in November, and it's all for charity! True story! Gallagher is playing a benefit called "For Pities Sake Focus" which will be an evening of art, comedy and music. All proceeds go to Focus12, a charity devoted to helping those that are addicted to drugs.


The new Killers cd, Sam's Town, will drop on October 3rd. 89x has been busting out the new single "When You Were Young." If you've missed it, be sure to call the x-lines with a request. You can also check out a stream of the single:

Real Audio format
Weezer's Rivers Cuomo recently did an interview with MTV and revealed that the band is on an indefinite hiatus. Cuomo said, "for the moment we are done...I'm not certain we'll ever make a record again, unless it becomes really obvious to me that we need to do one." Never say never though, because in the next breath Cuomo admitted that he's been feeling quite creative lately and has been writing lots of new songs. He's even suggested that he's against having a solo career, so who knows. At any rate, there will be no more Weezer records for awhile, although there will be some sort dvd release in the near future.
Mindless Self Indulgence has set up a website on YouTube so you can watch all sort of stuff that the band wants you to see. You can also contact the band and leave messages and other fun crap like that. Here's the link.
The new Audioslave single has made its way to 89x! "Original Fire" debuted on 89x this past week. If you missed it, by all means, call the x-lines and request it. You can also check out the single on the band's official website. It's streaming on the site in a variety of formats. A video has been shot--it features Shaquille O'Neal, Evel Knievel and even the Clash! The video should debut on the net before the end of the month, and the full length cd, Revelations, will drop on September 5th.
Tool promised that they'd be back in the area, and don't you love it, they actually are making good on their promise! Tool will be at the Palace on September 22nd. Tickets go on sale NEXT SATURDAY (July 22nd) at 10am.
Stone Sour's new cd, Come What(ever) May, is coming your way August 1st. If you've been listening to 89x you've heard the first single "Through Glass." The band just put a video together for the single, and you can check it out through AOL Music's First View. So click the link and scroll down a bit to find the Stone Sour video. Check it out, it rocks! Especially the "Hollowood" sign in the background!


As mentioned yesterday on the blog, Massive Attack is coming to town in September. Tickets will go on sale this Friday at all Ticketmaster locations:

Massive Attack
September 12 at the State Theatre
All Ages Welcome- Tickets $40.00 – on sale this Friday at all Ticketmaster outlets

The Fray is coming back to town. If you missed them at Clutch Cargos, you can get your fix in October.

The Fray
Thursday October 19 at the State Theatre
All Ages Welcome – tickets $25.00 – on sale this Friday at all Ticketmaster outlets

Head Automatica is coming back to town. Tickets go on sale Saturday:

Head Automatica
w/ Rock Kills Kid
Thursday September 7th @ Clutch Cargos
All Ages Welcome – Tickets $15.00 - On sale this Saturday at 10 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets

Finally, She Wants Revenge is coming back to town. The show is happening September 13th at St. Andrew's Hall. Tickets are on sale NOW.


A release date has been set for the 2nd Killers cd. The follow up to the band's 2004 cd, Hot Fuss is still untitled, but you can expect it to drop on October 3rd. The first single from the cd is called "When You Were Young" and you should be hearing it on 89x in September.

Update on July 13th: well, originally the single was going to be released to radio in September, but we knew that fans just couldn't wait, so tune in to 89x, because we have (and we are playing) the new single now!
Massive Attack is lining up a North American tour, and the best part is, they are actually going to come to Detroit! The unofficial Detroit date is September 12th at the State Theater. No word on when tickets will go on sale, but keep checking back for updates.

By the way, Massive Attack will have a new cd out next year. Weather Underground is scheduled for a winter 2007 release.


A new record from the Lemonheads is coming in the fall! The last Lemonheads record, Car Button Cloth, was released back in 1996. Lead singer Evan Dando has been doing the solo thing for the last 8 years or so, but he said it was time to rock out with the Lemonheads once again. The new Lemonheads cd is self titled and will be out on September 19th. J Mascis from Dinosaur Jr makes a special appearance on the cd.
Ex-Veruca Salt member Nina Gordon is getting ready to release her second solo cd. Bleeding Heart Graffiti is set to drop on August 8th. Gordon will probably be hitting the road around the time of the release, so check back for a tour date in the near future.
Here's the info on the Tom Waits show:

Tom Waits
Friday August 11 at the Detroit Opera House
Reserved seating – Tickets $75.00
Tickets are on sale Friday July 14 at Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 248-645-6666.


Interpol has been busy working on a new cd for the last six months. According to a post on the band's official website, things are going well and they will release their third studio cd at some point in 2007. Read the band's latest post on their official website.
AFI's latest, Decemberunderground, will be released on vinyl on August 8th. Apparently it will be a 12 inch vinyl release...the same sort of deal as their last cd, Sing The Sorrow.
If you get into the whole "mashup" thing, you may want to check out a mashup of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" and Raconteurs' "Steady As She Goes." The Legions of Doom (Chad Blinman & Trever Keith) created "Crazy As She Goes" out of the two singles. Check it out here.


A Depeche Mode dvd will be released in the fall. Touring the Angel: Live In Milan will drop on September 29th. The dvd is actually a 3 disc set. One disc will contain a show the band recorded in Milan back in February, another disc will contain exclusive material and behind the scenes footage, and the final disc will be an audio cd with live material. You can read more about the release here.

The dvd will contain:

A Pain That I'm Used To
John The Revelator
A Question of Time
Policy of Truth
Walking In My Shoes
Suffer Well
I Want It All
The Sinner In Me
I Feel You
Behind The Wheel
World In My Eyes
Personal Jesus
Enjoy The Silence
Shake The Disease
Just Can't Get Enough
Everything Counts
Never Let Me Down Again
Goodnight Lovers

A Question of Lust
Damaged People

A Pain That I'm Used To
John The Revelator
Suffer Well
I Want It All
The Sinner In Me
Damaged People
Tori Amos is going to release a boxed set in the fall. A Piano will feature 86 tracks, some of them will be original versions of songs that have appeared on her studio cds, and some of the tracks will be new mixes and alternate outtakes. Look for the boxed set to drop on September 26th.
The Pretenders will be the subject of adoration and devotion at the next VH1 taping of Decades Rock Live. Incubus, Iggy Pop and Shirley Manson from Garbage will all be on hand to pay tribute to the band. The show will be taped August 11th in Atlantic City, and it will air sometime in the fall.

In related news, an air date has been set for the Elvis Costello Decades Rock Live episode. The episode, featuring Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, Death Cab For Cutie, and Fiona Apple, will debut on VH1 on July 21st.
Nine Inch Nails and Bauhaus have been on the road together touring. While on the road, Trent Reznor and Peter Murphy have stopped by radio stations in different cities to help promote the tour. If you want to check out a couple of the cool NIN/Peter Murphy collaborations visit the official NIN site.