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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

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January 29rd

Beck Odelay (reissue)
Bullet For My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Mars Volta The Bedlam In Goliath

February 5th

Lenny Kravitz It Is Time For A Love Revolution

February 12th

City & Colour Bring Me Your Love
Simple Plan Untitled

February 19th

Kula Shaker Strange Folk

March 4th

Gutter Twins Saturnalia
Morrissey Greatest Hits

March 10th

Bauhaus Go Away White
Presidents Of The USA These Are The Good Times People

March 25th

Panic! At The Disco Untitled
Theory Of A Deadman Scars & Souvenirs

April 7th

Breeders Mountain Battles
The Police turned out to be the highest earners (concert wise) in 2007. The band played 54 dates in North America and brought in 131.9 million bucks. That was almost double the second place act, Kenny Chesney.
Finch decided to reunite back in November and now they're getting ready to kick off a North American tour. The tour kicks off January 13th in San Francisco and will wind up at St. Andrew's Hall on February 9th. Keep it on 89X for official ticket information.

Check out the official Finch myspace page to check out a demo titled, "Bury Me."


The Smashing Pumpkins will release a digital EP on January 2nd. American Gothic is a 4-song acoustic EP which will be available exclusively via iTunes in the U.S. The band will offer free downloads of the cover art on smashingpumpkins.com.
Fall Out Boy guitarist, Joe Trohman, had a Michael Jackson experience on this past Friday. Trohman was on stage rocking out with the rest of Fall Out Boy when fireworks at the show set his hair ablaze. Trohman was shocked, but was able to control the situation without incident.


The medical examiner has released the results of Casey Calvert's autopsy. They have ruled that Calvert death was the result of the acute combined effect of opiate, citalopram (an antidepressant), & clonazepam (anti-anxiety/seizure) intoxication. Essentially Calvert died from a deadly mixture of prescription medication.

Eron Bucciarelli from Hawthorne Heights released a statement insisting Calvert suffered from depression for years and had been to several doctors for treatment. He emphasized that Calvert was not an illegal drug user nor a substance abuser. As it turns out Calvert had allegedly been prescribed Vicodin for a recent root canal, and it's possible the prescribing doctor was not aware of the other medications Calvert had been taking.

Read MTV's take on the situation here.


Lenny Kravitz is scheduled to appear on NBC's show, Live From Times Square, on New Year's Eve. Lenny has also scheduled a short club tour to promote his forthcoming cd, It Is Time For A Love Revolution. The cd drops February 6th, and Lenny will drop by the Fillmore to play a show on January 27th. Keep it on 89X for official ticket information.
Coldplay is streaming their cover of the old Pretenders song, "2000 Miles."
Check out the video for "Goliath" by the Mars Volta. The band's new cd, the Bedlam in Goliath, drops January 29th.
Back in the day, life was simple. Chris Cornell was married to Susan Silver, and Silver managed Cornell's band, Soundgarden. Years later Soundgarden broke up, and eventually Cornell and Silver did too. Cornell moved on and eventually got remarried, had a couple of kids, and continued on with his musical career. Recently (in 2005) Cornell filed suit against Silver, alleging she ripped off Soundgarden, diverted the band's funds, and retained some of the band's possessions.

It sounds as if things have really taken a turn for the worse. Check out this article which was recently published by eonline. Yikes! The article discusses a recent break-in to the Cornell's residence. Apparently Cornell's wife was home with the kids when the intruder entered the home.
The fiasco ended with Cornell's wife jumping out the bathroom window with the children to escape. The Cornells believe Silver had something to do with this incident as well as a previous break-in at their house.


Blink has posted the Christmas song, "I Won't Be Home For Christmas" on their myspace page.


If you like Green Day, you'll be interested in a new six-song EP that has hit the net. The free EP is by the Foxboro Hot Tubs, however sources say it is Green Day behind the wheel.
Earlier this year the White Stripes canceled their North American tour due to Meg White's struggle with anxiety. Jack White was recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Times, who asked when the band would get back on the road again if ever. He said, "I don't know, it's up to Meg...The Beatles did it. I'm joking, but if we didn't ever tour again it wouldn't matter to me."
Details for the 2008 run of the Take Action Tour have been announced! This year the tour will feature The Bled, Every Time I Die, August Burns Red, and From First To Last. The tour skipped the Detroit area in 2007, but they won't make that mistake in 2008! In fact, the Take Action Tour is scheduled to kick off in Detroit at St. Andrew's Hall on February 14th. You can pre-order tickets from the official website, but you need to register first.
James will return with a new cd in the spring. Earlier this year the band decided to reunite and play some shows/festivals together. Things went so well they decided to record a full length cd together. Apparently progress is being made and they've decided to set an official release date for the new material they've recorded. The new cd, which is still untitled, is scheduled to drop April 7th.


Marilyn Manson will kick off a North American tour in January. Don't miss Marilyn Manson at the Fillmore February 4th. Keep it on 89X for official ticket information.


Click here to check out the video for the new Christmas single by the Killers. Wow, nice sweater Brandon.

"Don't Shoot Me Santa" is available digitally on iTunes now.
Stappy has sadly not gone away. In fact, the heathen has posted a video online to show the world he's still alive and to introduce his new band. Be sure to check out his "heat-miser" hair. Ah yes, enjoy...
Bauhaus will return with their first cd in 24 years! Go Away White will drop on March 10th. According to NME, the band recently recorded the new material in California. The cd will have a somewhat live and spontaneous feel to it as the band used their first takes for the release.
The Mars Volta will release a new cd, the Bedlam In Goliath, on January 29th. The band's tour to promote the cd will kick off in early January. Don't miss the Mars Volta January 23rd at St. Andrew's Hall. Keep it on 89X for official ticket information.


The Grammy nominations were announced today. Chester Bennington from Linkin Park was one of the celebrities on hand to read the nominations. After all was said and done, Kayne West led the pack with eight nominations, Amy Winehouse had six, and the Foo Fighters received four nods. Paramore, the Chemical Brothers, Feist, Jack White, and the Beastie Boys all were nominated for awards. The 50th annual Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on February 10th.

Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails posted his take regarding the awards situation on his website:

"A suggestion: While the music industry is doing everything they possibly can to go out of business, can we all make sure to rid ourselves of the Grammys, too? Out of touch old men jacking each other off. ENOUGH! Have a nice day."

As you no doubt know, the new Radiohead album, In Rainbows, has been available as a free digital download since October. Well, if you haven't downloaded it yet, you only have a few days to get in on the action. The downloads will cease as of December 10th.

In Rainbows will see a physical release (vinyl & cd) on January 1st. The release will also be available as a download from XL Records starting December 31st--the downloads will NOT be free or name your own price, so if you're still into buying it for free/cheap, get in on the action before Monday.
A few bands have been announced for Warped '08. Gym Class Heroes, The Color Fred, Relient K, Reel Big Fish, and The Academy Is...are all committed to making the trek next summer. More bands will be announced over the next few months.
Click here to check out Raine Maida's video for "Yellow Brick Road." The single is from Raine's new solo cd, Hunter's Lullaby.


Here's a new Radiohead video! It's the band's video for "Jigsaw Falling Into Place." You can also check out "Bodysnatchers" here. The band's cd, In Rainbows, will see a physical release on January 2nd.
Thrice has posted their version of "Carol of the Bells" on their myspace page.
Check out a few live and acoustic songs from a recent Paramore show here.
The guys in P.O.D. recently posted their cover of Run DMC's "Christmas in Hollis" (the P.O.D. version has been renamed "Christmas in Cali") on their myspace page.
Scott Weiland from Velvet Revolver was arrested recently.


After navigating some legal hurdles, Nine Inch Nails is proud to announce the launch of an official NIN remix website. Check it out here. It's pretty spiffy...you can remix songs, save them, make playlists and do all sorts of other cool things. Be warned--the site works best with Firefox/Mozilla and IE7, so if you're using IE6, you may want to consider using a different browser.

Nine Inch Nails recently released a remix CD/DVD, Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D.
A webisode from the Mars Volta can be viewed here. The band will release a new cd, the Bedlam in Goliath, January 29th.
Angels & Airwaves will be at the Fillmore on February 23rd. Tickets have not gone on sale yet, but they will soon! The internet presale starts this Thursday, December 6th at 10am and runs until 10pm on Thursday. Tickets will be available to the general public (non-internet presale tickets) starting Friday morning at 10am.

As always, keep it on 89X for more information.