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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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Kid Rock has created a new scholarship through Wayne State University. The Kid Rock Scholarship helps out students studying music performance as well as the music business. You can help donate to the scholarship by purchasing a new, limited-edition Made In Detroit t-shirt. The money raised from the shirts goes directly to the scholarship fund, plus you'll look stylin' in your new shirt. Click here (and scroll down to the bottom of the page) to check out the special shirts.
This time, the free music is courtesy of Muse. Click here to download the rare, live track "Fury" from the official Muse website. The original version of "Fury" was originally found on the band's Absolution cd.
Eels is offering a free ep download for a limited time only. The live 4-song ep is available until October 28th (this Tuesday!), so hurry and download it from the band's official website.
Here's footage from Thursday night's Jane's Addiction reunion.


Here's the advertisement featuring John Lydon pimping butter. Very punk indeed.

And just for kicks, why not check out this old episode of Judge Judy featuring Lydon defending himself against a touring drummer.





The Verve will release their new full length cd, Forth, on August 26th. Click here for a preview all of the tracks from the cd.
Check out the new dating site, Rocknrolldating.com.
A Morrissey dvd, Live at the Hollywood Bowl, is set to drop in October. Moz has allegedly spoken out against the release in a post on True-to-you:

The slapdash release of Morrissey live at the Hollywood Bowl is done by Warner without any consultation to me whatsoever, and is in breach of their terms as laid out by themselves in an agreement made for the film between Warner and my ex-manager. Being Warner, predictably the sleeve art is appalling. It is the work of cash-hounds, and I urge people NOT to buy it. I am not signed to Warner, and no royalties from this dvd will come to me. Please spend your money elsewhere.

thank you, MORRISSEY.

The dvd is set to drop October 6th.
The Police will return with a live cd/dvd collection titled Certifiable. All of the material featured on the release was recorded last December in South America. There will be 3 different versions to choose from:

  • 2 cd/2 dvd set
  • 2 cd/1 Blu-Ray
  • Triple vinyl with mp3 download

Certifiable drops October 7th and will be available exclusively from Best Buy.


Zack De La Rocha from Rage Against the Machine fame has teamed up with Jon Theodore from the Mars Volta. The new project is called One Day As a Lion. The band will release their debut ep this Tuesday, but if you check out their myspace page you can check out a new song, "Wild International" right now.
The Verve will release their new cd, Forth, on August 26th. The band is offering a variety of packages, as well as some exclusive extras if you pre-order the cd from the band's website. The following info was sent out to the Verve mailing list:

The track listing for Forth:
01. Sit And Wonder

02. Love Is Noise
03. Rather Be
04. Judas
05. Numbness
06. I See Houses
07. Noise Epic
08. Valium Skies
09. Columbo
10. Appalachian Springs

Three different versions of the album will be available to pre-order from The Verve's official online store today.

• Deluxe Boxset

A deluxe boxset will be available solely from The Verve's official online store. This version will consist of a double heavyweight gatefold LP vinyl (containing two bonus tracks not on the CD version of the album), limited edition CD & DVD edition of the album (see below for more information on this item), and an exclusive memorabilia tour book.

If you order the deluxe edition you will instantly receive a free download of 'Love Is Noise' recorded live at Glastonbury, and will also receive the full album as a download on August 18th, one week ahead of the general release date.

• CD & DVD Package

A special CD and DVD package is also available, featuring an exclusive band documentary and live footage from The Verve's headlining appearance at Coachella in May 2008, packaged in a case bound tour book. Tracks featured on the DVD will be:

01. Sonnet (Live At Coachella)
02. Life's An Ocean (Live At Coachella)
03. The Rolling People (Live At Coachella)
04. Lucky Man (Live At Coachella)
05. Love Is Noise (Live At Coachella)+ 20 minute "Space And Time" documentary

As with the Deluxe Edition, if you order this version of the album from the Verves official online store you will instantly receive a free download of 'Love Is Noise' recorded live at Glastonbury.

• Original CD Album

You can also buy the standard CD album. If you order this version from the Verves official store you will also receive a free download of 'Love Is Noise' recorded live at Glastonbury.

**** All versions of the album ordered before August 18th , including the deluxe box set, will be delivered on release date. Orders received after this date will be delivered as quickly as possible. ****
According to a new study, the louder the music in venues, the faster you drink. The French study was recently published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
More reissues from the Replacements are coming! The band's catalog from the Twin/Tone years was reissued by Rhino back in April. In September, Rhino will reissue all the Replacements material from Sire. Tim, Pleased To Meet Me, Don't Tell A Soul, and All Shook Down will drop September 23rd. Check out the tracklisting for the reissues here.

In other Replacements news, Paul Westerberg is going to offer 49 minutes worth of music for 49 cents! The 49 cent downloads start tomorrow. Check out his website for more info on that.
Three new U2 reissues will drop this Tuesday. Boy, October, and War have all been given the reissue/repackage/remaster treatment. Each release will be available as an extended 2-cd package--the original material will be on disc 1, and the second disc will contain previous unreleased, live, bonus, and rare material. Amazon.com is offering a special U2 boxset containing all 6 discs as well as a super-special poster.

More U2 reissues are coming in September: Under A Blood Red Sky and Live At Red Rocks are expected to drop September 23rd.

In more U2 news, click here to check out what U2 producer Steve Lillywhite had to say about some of the early U2 recordings and recording sessions.


The Verve will release a new cd, Forth, on August 19th. The first single from the cd, "Love Is Noise" is streaming on the band's myspace page.

Tomorrow (June 30th) the band will be offering a non-album track, "Mover" as a FREE download for one week only here.
Oasis is back! The new cd from Oasis, Dig Out Your Soul, will drop October 6th. The first single, "The Shock of the Lightning" will be released on September 29th.
Billy Idol just released a greatest hits collection, Idolize Yourself. The cd features 16 hits and 2 brand new songs. The release is also available as a deluxe edition with a dvd. The dvd contains 13 of Idol's videos.

Billy Idol will be hitting the road for a tour. The closest dates to this area are:

August 7th: John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario
August 15th: Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids (opening for Def Leppard!)
New music from Beck has been posted here. Click the link to check out "Orphans" and "Gamma Ray." Both songs will appear on Beck's new full length cd, Modern Guilt, which will drop July 8th.


Check out the new single, "Love Is Noise" by the Verve. The full length cd drops August 19th.


A band called Creaky Boards is claiming Coldplay ripped them off. The band alleges "Viva La Vida" is a ripoff of a song they wrote and performed at the CMJ Music convention in March 2007. They further claim Chris Martin was in the audience during their show at CMJ. Creaky Boards put together a youtube video where you can compare both songs and judge for yourself.

Here it is:


If you like Saving Abel, you might be interested in checking out some "behind the scenes" footage from the band's "Addicted" video.

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You can check out a stream of Coldplay's song, "Viva La Vida" right here.

Don't forget 89x will air a Coldplay concert live from London at 3:45 pm today.


The Toadies will return with a new cd, No Deliverance, on August 19th. You can check out the title track on spin.com right now.
A BBC radio show on shoegazer music will air tonight on Radio 1 from 2am to 4am (BST). Don't worry if you can't catch it live--the BBC is going to keep the show online for one week, so you can enjoy listening to it at your convenience. Here's the link to listen to the show, but the link won't work until tomorrow.
A new Cure song, "Freakshow," is streaming on the band's official website and can be purchased via iTunes. "Freakshow" is the new Cure single for the month of June--the band has been releasing a new song on the 13th of every month leading up to September 13, which is the release date of the full length new studio cd.


Here's a new song from Radiohead! The song is a live version of "Super Collider." This video was recorded at Radiohead's concert in Dublin last week.
The Coldplay concert scheduled for July 5th at the Palace has been POSTPONED. The band has re-scheduled the show for November 3rd at the Palace. If you have tickets for the July 5th show, they will be honored at the new date in November.

In other Coldplay news, 89x will be airing a special Coldplay concert live as it happens from London this coming Monday. The show will air in its entirety--commercial free--on 89X starting at 3:45 pm Eastern time. Tune in and listen to the show as it happens!


The new Coldplay disc, Viva La Vida, is now streaming here if you're in Canada, or streaming here if you're in the U.S. The disc drops on June 17th.
Trent Reznor is offering a free 5-song ep via nin.com. The ep features four of the bands that will be joining NIN on the road this summer: Place To Bury Strangers, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Crystal Castles, and Deerhunter. The ep also includes a NIN song. The ep is free, but you have to register first.

Don't miss Nine Inch Nails at the Palace on August 23rd.


Here's the Black Cab Session featuring My Morning Jacket performing, "Touch Me I'm Going To Scream (Part 2)" acoustically.

MMJ will release their new cd, Evil Urges, next Tuesday. And don't miss them when they perform at the Filmore on October 4th. Tickets are on sale now.


This is coming from a tabloid, so the authenticity is questionable, BUT:

According to News of the World, Kurt Cobain's ashes have gone missing from Courtney Love's Los Angeles home. The tabloid has quoted Love as saying, "I can't believe anyone would take Kurt's ashes from me. I find it disgusting and right now I am suicidal."
A dvd from Angels & Airwaves will be released on June 17th. The 79 minute dvd, Start The Machine, is said to be a making-of the band's two cds--We Don't Need To Whisper and I-Empire. According to a modest press release from the band, the dvd is, "A rock and roll documentary about an experiment of hope and the movement that followed."

Don't miss Angels & Airwaves live! They'll be a part of the Van's Warped Tour which will be stopping by the Comerica Park parking lot on July 18th.


Bullet For My Valentine will play the Fillmore on August 16th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday) at 10am.


Paramore will play Freedom Hill on August 13th. Fan club members will be able to purchase tickets starting tomorrow at noon. The rest of the tickets will go on sale this Friday morning at 10.
If you haven't seen the video for Coldplay's "Violet Hill" yet, check it out here:

The full-length cd, Viva La Vida, drops on June 17th NOT June 12th. The June 12th release date is for the U.K. only. The North American release is June 17th.

Here's a review of Viva La Vida, plus you can also check out the cover art for the cd.
Another new Weezer single is available on iTunes. You can now download the song "Dreamin'."

If you still haven't checked out the video for "Pork & Beans" well, here it is:

Weezer's new self-titled cd which will affectionately be known as the "Red Album" will drop on June 3rd.
Metallica has launched a new website which promises to lend insight into the band's new, forthcoming cd. Check out the website here.

The new cd is expected to drop in September and the world tour is expected to kick off in October.


Looks like the new Metallica cd is going to drop in September. The band is planning to hit the road in October. You can check for Metallica updates via their newly relaunched website.

Metallica with also issue two of their older releases on vinyl this summer. Master of Puppets will be reissued on vinyl on June 17th, and ...And Justice For All will be released on vinyl in August (date to be announced shortly.)
My Chemical Romance will release a cd/dvd compilation titled The Black Parade Is Dead on June 24th. The collection features audio and footage from two separate concerts from last year--one from Mexico City, and one from Hoboken.

In other MCR news, the band has played its last show for awhile. According to the band, they will not be going back on the road until they release a new studio cd with brand new material. So yeah, you'll be waiting awhile.
Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson did indeed get married in Los Angeles yesterday. Simpson's father, the pervy Joe Simpson married the two, and Jessica Simpson was the maid of honor. One hundred and fifty guests were invited to the lavish affair. Read more about the nuptials here.

Don't miss the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and the Dropkick Murphys July 8th at Freedom Hill. Tickets are on sale now.
The Cure has a new single out called "The Only One." You can check out the stream on their official website, and you can purchase it on iTunes. The Cure will release a new single on the 13th of every month leading up to September 13th, the day the band's new full length record gets released.


Don't miss a rare club appearance by Jimmy Eat World on July 5th at the Crofoot. Tickets go on sale this Friday morning at 10am.


If you missed VH1's special on Radiohead, not to worry! VH1 is streaming the special on their website. Click here to check out Radiohead In Rainbows From The Basement. Unfortunately, the video won't play unless you're in the U.S., so all apologies to those in Canada.

In other Radiohead news, a greatest hits cd and dvd (sold separately) will be released on June 3rd. The band, however, isn't standing behind the releases. Thom Yorke recently told NME, "We haven't really had any hits, so what exactly is the purpose?" Apparently the collections were put together by the band's old record label EMI, and the band wants no part of the releases.
Offspring's new single is called "Hammerhead." The single is currenly streaming on Offspring's myspace page, and you can even download it for FREE via the band's official website. "Hammerhead" is the first single from the band's forthcoming cd, Rise & Fall, Rage & Grace, which will be released June 17th.
Three Doors Down will finally release their self titled cd May 20th. If you pre-order it now via iTunes, you'll get two extra acoustic tracks ("It's Not My Time" and "It's The Only One You've Got").

If you've seen the band's video for "It's Not My Time" you might want to check out a behind the scenes look at the making of the video. Click here to check it out.

Don't miss Three Doors Down along with Staind and Hinder at DTE on July 30th. Keep it on 89X for official ticket information.


Coldplay has announced some details regarding their upcoming North American tour. The Detroit Coldplay show will be July 5th at the Palace. Tickets are expected to go on sale May 17th. Keep it on 89X for official ticket information.


Don't miss My Morning Jacket on Saturday Night Live this Saturday, May 10th. MMJ will release a new cd, Evil Urges, on June 11th.
Be sure to attend this stellar event at Luna.



Check out this montage of guests that apppeared on MTV's 120 Minutes in 1992.


Time Warp expects to hang with you the evening of Sunday, May 25th.
Weezer will release a new, self-titled cd on June 17th. Much like their previous self titled cds, this new cd will have an unoffical name--the Red Album. You might remember Weezer's 1994 cd is commonly referred to as the Blue Album, and their 2001 cd is considered the Green Album, so it appears they'll be adding to their palette.
The Stone Temple Pilots will announce the details for their upcoming 65 date reunion tour this Tuesday. The band's first live appearance will be May 1st on the Jimmy Kimmel show. The STP's are expected to play the Fillmore Detroit in early June. Fans that join the band's fanclub will have early access to internet pre-sales, so you might consider joining...
Radiohead has created a new online social networking website. Check it out here.

Radiohead will release a 2-disc, 29 song greatest hits collection on June 2nd.
Peter Murphy will be coming to town in June! Don't miss Peter Murphy at the Royal Oak Music Theater on June 18th. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 5pm through tickets.com. Peter will be playing music from his solo catalog as well as music from the latest Bauhaus release, Go Away White.


Whatever happened to John Hughes? The Los Angeles Times has your answer.
Nine Inch Nails will be touring the U.S. this summer. NIN will be at the Palace on August 23rd. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.


Lollapalooza 2008 will take place in Chicago's Grant Park August 1-3rd. The lineup has not been announced yet, however rumors are flying that Radiohead, NIN, and Rage Against the Machine will be the headliners. Tickets will go on sale here next Tuesday, March 25th.
Check out this video. Listen closely to the announcer to find out who the band got to open for. Watch the entire video because it will not disappoint.



Chino Moreno from Deftones has launched a new clothing line called Chino Sox. Apparently Chino is always asked about the skate socks he wears onstage, so he decided to develop and sell his own line. You can check out his wears here, and you can also check out his myspace page here.
A live cd/dvd collection from Muse is expected next month. Haarp was recorded during the band's appearance at Wembly last year and is expected to drop March 17th.



Check out the new REM single here. Look to the left and click "listen" to hear the band's new single, "Supernatural Superserious." The band's full length cd, Accelerate, will drop April 1st.
Scott Weiland has checked himself into rehab. Here's the official statement from Velvet Revolver:

Following Velvet Revolver's performance last night in Los Angeles, lead singer Scott Weiland voluntarily entered a rehab facility. Tonight's San Diego show at the House of Blues has been postponed; the rescheduled date for San Diego is (to be announced). Velvet Revolver deeply apologize to their fans and thank them for sticking by the group.


If you listened to Time Warp this morning, I played a song from Meryn Cadell and mentioned that the artist now chooses to live life as a male.

Here's Cadell's official journal. This is the first post where he speaks of his female to male transformation. Here's another section of the journal where he answers questions from fans and the curious.


Ex-members of the Jam will play at show at the Crofoot on February 5th. Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler have recruited Russell Hastings and Dave Moore for a Jam "reunion" of sorts. Hugh Cornwell from the Stranglers will open up the show. Tickets are on sale now.

Noticably absent from the reunion is Paul Weller. Weller nixed the idea of a reunion, telling the BBC, "that will never, ever happen. Me and my children would have to be destitute and starving in the gutter before I'd even consider that...it still means something to people and a lot of that's because we stopped at the right time, it didn't go on and become embarrassing."
Rock.com released the results of their poll, "which rock artist would make the best president of the United States?" Here are the winners:

1. Billie Joe Armstrong
2. Bono
3. Marilyn Manson
4. Ozzy
5. Ted Nugent
6. Pete Wentz
7. Gerard Way
8. Axl Rose
9. Bruce Springsteen
10. Gene Simmons
Lenny Kravitz has revealed he's going to give some of his fans free passes for all of the dates on his upcoming tour. Apparently the limited number of tickets will be available 24 hours before each show on the tour. The Detroit show is January 27th at the Fillmore, so be sure to check out Lenny's official website a day or two before the show to find out how to win the passes. You can check out his myspace page or this official website to get the details.

Lenny will release his new cd, It Is Time For A Love Revolution on February 5th.
The English Beat celebrated the 25th anniversary of their cd Special Beat Service last year. This year they've decided to keep the celebration going by hitting the road for a winter tour. The tour kicks off in February and the tour will be at the Majestic Theater on February 20th. Tickets are on sale now.
The New York Dolls are getting ready to hit the road for a winter tour. The band will be promoting their 2006 cd, One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This. The tour kicks Febuary 12th in Baltimore and will hit the Majestic Theater on February 22nd. Tickets are on sale now.


Taste of Chaos will be in Detroit March 8th at Cobo. This year the tour features Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, and Bullet For My Valentine. An internet presale is going on now through next Friday (January 11th). If you want to order tickets, click the link. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the general public starting next Saturday. Keep it on 89X for the official announcement.
A new Goldfinger disc will be released April 29th. The band's new cd is still untitled. Check out Goldfinger's myspace page to check out a new song called, "One More Time."
City & Colour will have a new cd out in February. Bring Me Your Love drops February 12th. The first single, "Waiting" is available on iTunes now.
Don't miss the Starting Line with Bayside and Four Year Strong at St. Andrew's Hall on March 20th. Keep it on 89X for official ticket information.


The list of the top 89 songs from 2007 has been posted on the official 89x website.