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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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Click here to hear an acoustic version of the Evans Blue song, "Cold (But I'm Still Here).
Check out a clip of the new Incubus single, "Anna Molly." The full length cd, Light Grenades, drops in November.
The new video for "Welcome to the Black Parade" has made its way online. Click on one of the links below to check it out. The band's full length cd, the Black Parade, will drop on October 24th.

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The Deftones have posted a new song on their myspace page. "Rapture" has just been posted, and it will be available for a limited time only, so check it out. The band's full length cd, Saturday Night Wrist, is set to drop on October 31st. The Deftones are busy plotting their North American tour. A Detroit date has not been scheduled yet, but we'll keep you posted.
The U2/Green Day performance from New Orleans has found its way on youtube. You can purchase the charity single, "the Saints Are Coming" on rhapsody. All proceeds go to Music Rising.
Evanescence will be the musical guest on Conan O'Brien on Monday, October 2nd. The band's new cd, the Open Door, drops on Tuesday.
Don't miss the Killers on Saturday Night Live tonight.

The Killers will be the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live October 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

The new cd from the Killers, Sam's Town, drops on Tuesday.



Check out the video for "Love Like Winter" by AFI right here.
Tenacious D is ready to rock you. The kooky duo--Jack Black and Kyle Gass--will return with their second cd, the Pick of Destiny, on November 14th. The cd doubles as the soundtrack to the Tenacious D film, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny. The film (with a cameo from Ronnie James Dio!!!!!!!!) opens on November 17th.

Here's more info, and it's straight from the horse's mouth, or at least from prnewswire:

Tenacious D Announce a Date for Destiny

Platinum-Selling Duo Jack Black and Kyle Gass Return on November 14th With Highly Anticipated New Album The Pick of Destiny
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny in Theaters November 17th

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Records has announced a November 14th release date for The Pick of Destiny, the highly anticipated soundtrack to the upcoming New Line Cinema comedy, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny. The movie, an epic musical adventure that follows Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass) on their quest to obtain the Pick and become The Greatest Band on Earth, arrives in theaters on November 17th.

The album, produced by the Dust Brothers' John King (Beck) and mixed by Ken Andrews (Pete Yorn, A Perfect Circle) and featuring guest appearances by Dave Grohl (drums), John Spiker (bass) and John Konesky (guitar), spotlights fifteen Tenacious D songs and dialogue highlights from the movie. Among the record's many standout tracks are "Classico," fan favorite "History," and "Kickapoo," a song written specifically for the film and guest-starring Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Meatloaf and legendary metal singer Ronnie James Dio.

The latter appears in the film's opening scene, in which a ten-year old Black (played by Troy Gentile) serenades his ultra-conservative, very religious family with a rocking rendition of "Kickapoo," a song whose lyrics would make a sailor blush. When his father (Meat Loaf), who believes rock and roll is the devil's work, unleashes his belt and shows him no mercy, tearing down all of his beloved rock posters, the young Jack Black implores Dio, one of his rock gods, for guidance. Dio reassures him that he is on the right path but must leave his stifling home environment and go to Hollywood to "find the secrets of his art."

The album is led by first single "POD" and its companion video, which is currently in heavy rotation/Big 10 on MTV. The clip was directed by Liam Lynch (Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic), who also directed the film and shared writing credits with Black and Gass.

The Pick of Destiny will be available in a special limited-edition deluxe version offering fans the full album as well as special tarot cards, and their very own guitar pick of destiny, all packaged in a slipcase designed to look like an ancient tome.

The full track listing for The Pick of Destiny is as follows:

"The Government Totally Sucks"
"Master Exploder"
"The Divide"
"Papagenu (He's My Sassafrass)
"Dude (I Totally Miss You)"
"Break In-City (Storm the Gate!)"
"Car Chase City"
"Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)"
"The Metal"


Jonathan Davis from Korn has revealed that he's planning a solo tour for the winter. The tour is expected to be on a casino circuit, but dates may also be booked at some small clubs. No dates are available yet, so stayed tuned for details.

Korn's cd, See You On The Other Side, was reissued today. The new-fangled, souped up version contains the original contents of the cd along with an extra audio disc of music, plus a bonus dvd.
Claudio Sanchez from Coheed & Cambria is going to release a solo cd next month. The name of the project is the Prize Fighter Inferno. Look for the full length cd, My Brother's Blood Machine, to drop on October 31st.
Killers update!

The new cd, Sam's Town, will drop next Tuesday. The cd will debut on mtv.com's "the Leak" this Friday. And don't miss the Killers on Saturday Night Live this Saturday.


Check out some My Chemical Romance footage that aired on Fuse right here.

MTV2 will reair the MCR $2 bill show this afternoon at 6:30 pm.

The new cd from MCR, The Black Parade, will drop on October 24th.
ABC news recently asked the question, "why is Tool so cool?" Watch the network's special on Tool here.


Nine Inch Nails has posted a trailer for the band's upcoming dvd. The footage for the dvd was shot this past spring. Here's the trailer. Trent Reznor has recently revealed that he's hoping to get a brand new Nin cd out sometime next year.
Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy has created a new fashion line. The clothes were recently showcased at New York's Fashion Week, and now you can check them out online. Wentz says that the clothes are for everyone--not just for those with perfect figures. Take a look at the clothes here. You can also surf around on his webpage to check out his book, the Boy With A Thorn In His Side.
Evanescence will be back with a new cd The Open Door on October 3rd. You've already heard the first single, "Call Me When You're Sober" on 89x. Now you can check out two other songs from the cd on the band's myspace page. And click here to check out an acoustic/stripped down version of "Call Me When Your Sober" that was recorded with the band last month. Evanescence will be in town for a sold out 89x show October 13th at the State Theater.


Courtney Love is apparently mentoring Whitney Houston.

From imdb:

Music mogul Clive Davis was so upset by pal Whitney Houston's decline into a drug hell, he called on rocker Courtney Love to mentor the troubled soul star, according to US reports. Love, who has gone through her own drug abuse problems and now insists she's clean and sober, jumped at the chance to help another struggling star and agreed to stage an intervention with Davis. According to the new issue of America's Us Weekly magazine, Love and Houston have become unlikely friends and former Hole star Love has turned Houston onto her own addiction counselor Warren Boyd. The publication claims Davis, who discovered Houston, is paying for her expensive counseling sessions.


Unwritten Law will release a greatest hits cd, the Hit List, on Tuesday. There are 15 greatest hits and two brand new songs on the cd. You can check out one of the new songs, "Shoulda Known Better", on the band's myspace page.
Angels & Airwaves will play a show in Grand Rapids in November. If you're up for a roadtrip, check out the band at the Orbit Room on November 11th. A&A released their debut cd, We Don't Need To Whisper, back in May.
Mindless Self Indulgence has announced they will be playing a special show in Toledo to celebrate Halloween. The All Freaks Halloween Ball takes place October 28th at Club Bijou in Toledo. Get your tickets now for this crazy evening.
The Deftones will release their new cd, Saturday Night Wrist, on October 31st. You've already heard the first new single, "Hole in the Earth" on 89x. You can also check it out here. The band will kick off a North American tour in November. A Detroit date has not been scheduled yet, so stayed tuned.
Fuel has found a new lead singer! Toryn Green (ex-Something to Burn vocalist) has joined the band. They are currently in a studio in L.A. working on a brand new cd. It is expected out in the spring of 2007.
If you missed the Simpsons episode featuring the White Stripes, don't fear...you can watch the portion with the White Stripes right here.


Duran Duran created some amazing videos in the 1980's, and now you'll be able to download them and enjoy them in all their unedited/uncensored glory! Duran Duran will make 20 music videos available for digital download. The videos will be available at most online retailers starting October 2nd. iTunes will also have a couple of exclusive Duran Duran documentary shorts that you will be able to download.
The Panic Channel (Dave Navarro's new band) has put together a video for "Teahouse of the Spirits." You can check out the clip here.

The band will hit the road for a short tour in October.


REM was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame last night. The band (including original drummer Bill Berry) accepted the award, then treated the crowd to a rocking version of "Begin the Begin."

REM is set to begin work on a brand new cd next month. Peter Buck says the band is excited to go back into the studio next month to bust out a new cd. Although he didn't say exactly what the new material will sound like, he did hint that the new stuff will be somewhat rockier than the band's last cd.



Atlantic Records is going to release a Pod greatest hits collection, Greatest Hits--the Atlantic Years, on November 21st. The cd will feature 15 hits and two new songs. The band recently left Atlantic, so they are currently mulling over all their options. The band is hoping to release a brand new cd in the spring.
The new cd from New Found Glory, Coming Home, is streaming on the band's purevolume page. The full length cd lands in stores on Tuesday. Don't miss New Found Glory October 13th at Clutch Cargos. Cartel opens up the show.
Josey Scott from Saliva was in an automobile accident last week. His injuries has forced the band to cancel the band's tour. While Scott is on the mend the band will finish working on their new cd. The cd is expected to drop early next year.
A clip from an unauthorized documentary about Slipknot can be viewed on iKlipz.com. A Clown Short of Destiny was directed by filmmaker Chad Calek. The documentary takes a look at Slipknot and their relationship with the local music scene in Iowa. Calek told MTV that he loves Slipknot and owns all their cds, but there is a big difference between not supporting a music scene and actually trying to destroy one.


Massive Attack will not be playing the State Theater on September 12th. The band ran into some immigration issues and was forced to cancel the first 4 dates on the North American tour. As of now, there is no make up date scheduled, but we will pass the info along to you when and if a make up date is announced.

Read about the cancellation here.


Here's the title track from Plus 44's debut cd, When Your Heart Stops Beating. The full length cd drops in November.
The Keane show that was rescheduled for December 5th has now been officially canceled. So if you had tickets to the September 8th show, or if you bought tickets to the December 5th show, take them back to point of purchase for a refund.

Tom Chaplin, the leader of Keane, checked himself into a rehab program at the end of August. He's decided that it would be best for his recovery if he didn't go out on the road just yet. Eventually the band will tour to promote their cd, From Under the Iron Sea, but for now all touring plans have been canceled.


Barenaked Ladies will be at the Palace on October 27th. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am. The Mike Doughty Band will open the show.

Breaking Benjamin will be at Harpo's on October 17th. Tickets go on sale NEXT Saturday, September 16th.
89x Presents Panic! at the Disco November 21st at the Palace. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday morning at 10am. However, if you want to grab tickets earlier, 89x is holding an internet presale on Thursday. The presale is from 10am to 10pm on Thursday. Just go to 89xradio.com and click the link. The password for the presale is: fever
Check out an mp3 of a Plus 44 song called "Lycanthrope" here. The band just announced dates for a fall tour. So far, a Detroit date has not been scheduled.
The new Papa Roach cd, the Paramour Sessions, will be released next Tuesday. You can check out a stream of the cd right here.


Lars Frederiksen collapsed onstage during Rancid's show Thursday night. Details are sketchy, however we have been assured that Frederiksen is ok and he is feeling much better now. The band postponed the shows that were scheduled for this past weekend, but they will be back on the road tomorrow as scheduled for a two night stand in Pittsburgh. The band will be in town this Friday and Saturday for their shows at St. Andrew's Hall.
Drummer Bob Bryar was rushed to the hospital Thursday after the VMAs. Apparently Bryar has a staph infection which stemmed from the injury he sustained last month during the band's video shoot. Bryar is on the mend, but the band was forced to cancel a couple of shows over the weekend. My Chemical Romance will be in Philadelphia on Wednesday to tape a 2 dollar bill show for MTV 2.

In other MCR news, the band has posted their new single, "Welcome to the Black Parade" on their myspace page. The new cd, the Black Parade, drops on October 24th.


A tribute to the VMAs has been posted online. The "tribute" is a collection of stills from the award ceremony set to Fall Out Boy's song "Dance Dance." Check it out here.
The Smiths--This Charming Man

The Damned--Alone Again Or

Joy Division--Love Will Tear Us Apart

Fad Gadget--Collapsing New People

REM--Driver 8

The Cure--Charlotte Sometimes


Wire--Kidney Bingos
Guilty pleasure. Don't tell.


Plus 44, the new band featuring Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, will be posting a new song titled "Lycanthrope" on their official website soon. The band's debut cd, When Your Heart Stops Beating, drops in November.
Audioslave's new cd, Revelations, will drop on Tuesday. You can check out a stream of the cd here.


A few clips from the VMAs:

The Killers performing "When You Were Young"

OK Go! live on the treadmills

Panic! at the Disco--a very short pre-show interview

Panic! at the Disco performing "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"

My Chemical Romance performing their new single

All American Rejects performing "Move Along"