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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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2007/12/31

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.

2007/12/19

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.

2007/12/15

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.

2007/12/11

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."
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.

2007/12/10

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.

2007/12/08

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.

2007/12/06

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.

2007/12/04

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.

2007/12/01

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.