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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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2008/10/26

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.
Here's footage from Thursday night's Jane's Addiction reunion.

2008/10/19

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.

2008/08/24

2008/08/17

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.
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.

2008/07/20

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. ****
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.

2008/06/29

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!)

2008/06/23

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

2008/06/15

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.

2008/06/12

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.

2008/06/08

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.

2008/06/02

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.

2008/06/01

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."

2008/05/18

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.

2008/05/10

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.

2008/04/19

2008/04/13

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

2008/04/06

Time Warp expects to hang with you the evening of Sunday, May 25th.
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.

2008/03/30

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.

2008/03/16

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.

2008/02/10

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.

2008/02/09

REM

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.

2008/01/13

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.

2008/01/06

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."
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.

2008/01/03

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