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...hang the dj

...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

For music submissions, press releases, or questions/concerns:

hangthedjmag (at) gmail.com

Or hit me up on Twitter: @CristinaRocks

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My Chemical Romance "Vampires Will Never Hurt You"

Ministry "Stigmata" (sorry, no video for Every Day is Halloween!)

Bauhaus "Bela Lugosi's Dead"

Damned "Grimly Fiendish"

Killers "Bones"


Chris Cornell recently was involved in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles. Thankfully, Chris wasn't hurt, however, his 50 thousand dollar bike was smashed to pieces.

In other Cornell news--Cornell recently recorded the theme song for Casino Royale. "You Know My Name" was written and recorded after Cornell was shown some clips from the film. You can enjoy the song on his official myspace page, and watch the trailer for the Bond flick right here. The film opens November 17th.


Gorillaz will release a whole load of stuff in the coming months. The band plans to release a book, dvd, and 4 digital eps before the end of the year.

The book, Rise of the Ogres, tells the story of Gorillaz and also includes a bunch of photos. Rise of the Ogres will be released on November 2nd.

The band's dvd, Phase 2--Slow Boat to Hades, will be released on Halloween.

Four different eps from Gorillaz will be available exclusively from iTunes. The first ep, Dare, was released this past Tuesday, so check it out now on iTunes. Here's the on sale info for the rest of the releases:

November 7th Dirty Harry
December 2nd Feel Good Inc.
December 5th El Manana


It's probably not like you can go anyway, but...

The Raconteurs are playing an intimate acoustic show in London, England next Thursday. The band will take over the HMV in London to perform a handful of tracks for adoring fans. The band is in London promoting their latest single, "Broken Boy Soldiers."

The Raconteurs will be a little closer to home in December. The band has signed on to play December 30th and 31st at the Riviera in Chicago. Tickets went on sale last weekend.


If you're a Primus fan, you may want to check out a couple new releases from the band. A live dvd titled Blame it on the Fish and a greatest hits cd, They Can't All Be Zingers: the Best of Primus are out now.

Don't miss Primus live November 14th at the State Theater.


After over 30 long years, the Stooges are working on a brand new cd! Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton and Scott Asheton are holed up in a recording studio in Chicago working on new material. Mike Watt, who joined the band for a string of reunion shows in 2003, will play bass on the new cd, which is tentatively titled, Secret Plan. Jack White and Steve Albini are producing the new cd. The cd is expected to be released in the spring of 2007.
Here's the video for "Standing Outside a Broken Phonebooth With Money In My Hand."

The band released a new cd this year called Sweet Venus. You can download it from the band's official website.


Check out the video for "Acquiesce" from Oasis. The song was originally a b-side to "Some Might Say" and will now serve as the first single from the band's greatest hits collection, Stop The Clocks. Stop The Clocks will be released November 21st, and will be preceded by an ep titled Stop The Clocks EP on November 14th. Yes, both releases have essentially the same name...one is an ep and the other is the full length release.
Over the summer the New York Dolls released a new record titled One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This. Now the band is ready to kick it live! The New York Dolls are hitting the road for a big tour, dubbed Little Steven's Underground Garage Tour. The tour kicks off November 6th in San Diego, and you'll be able to see them November 16th at St. Andrew's Hall. The Supersuckers will be opening the show.


The new U2 singles collection has a title and an official release date! U2 18 Singles will drop on November 21st. The cd will contain 16 of the band's greatest hits as well as two new tracks. One of the new tracks is the U2/Green Day collaboration "the Saints Are Coming." U2 18 Singles will be packaged with a bonus cd that features some live music recorded on the Vertigo tour last year. A dvd release is also expected in the future, but the band hasn't firmed up a release date for that as of yet.
Chris Cornell is shooting a video in Los Angeles this week. Cornell wrote the theme song to the new James Bond film Casino Royale. You can check out the trailer featuring a clip of "You Know My Name" right here. Casino Royale opens November 17th, and the soundtrack drops on November 14th.

Cornell is also busy working on his second solo cd. The cd is expected to drop in early 2007.
The Raconteurs will be playing two shows in Chicago to celebrate New Year's. The band will play the Rivera Theater on December 30th and 31st. If you're looking to party in Chicago for New Year's, be sure to grab your tickets early! Tickets will go on sale this Saturday morning at 10am central/11am Detroit time.


The Hoodoo Gurus will reissue their 1984 cd, Stoneage Romeos, later this month. The new version of the cd will feature the original cover art along with some bonus b-sides. Look for it to drop on October 24th.
Three more cds from Depeche Mode will be reissued this week. A Broken Frame, Some Great Reward, and Songs of Faith and Devotion will all be reissued on Tuesday. The new versions come with bonus material, different mixes and more. Check out the tracklistings below.

Some Great Reward tracklisting

A Broken Frame tracklisting

Songs of Faith and Devotion