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2011/04/30

Fan shot footage from last night's Coheed & Cambria show at the Royal Oak Music Theater:





2011/04/29

Foster the People will release their debut cd, Torches, on May 23rd. If you pre-order the cd you'll receive a digital download of the band's debut ep featuring "Pumped Up Kicks" and more. The band is also offering two remixes that you can download for free right now!





















Check out the new single, "Faith" from Taking Back Sunday below. The band will announce details about their summer tour next week!

2011/04/28

Beady Eye will perform a special show for CBS.com & Letterman on in June. The band will perform a full concert June 22nd at 8pm Eastern, which will be webcast on CBS.com. Later that night you'll be able to see them on Letterman. After Letterman is over, the full Beady Eye concert will be available on-demand via the CBS online network and vevo. Beady Eye released the debut cd, Different Gear, Still Speeding back in March. Watch "the Roller" below:

The New Regime will be opening up the Thursday/Taking Back Sunday summer tour. Check out a live version of "What Brings Us Down" below and grab 4 free tracks from the band's latest cd, Speak Through the White Noise, which was released earlier this week. Catch up with the New Regime here.












Incubus released the video for the new single, "Adolescents" today. "Adolescents" is the first single from the band's forthcoming cd, If Not Now, When, which is set to drop July 12th. Watch the video below, or check it out on the band's official website.

2011/04/27

The guys in Thursday have revealed that they'll be going on the road with Taking Back Sunday for a summer tour. No dates have been announced, but info should be announced soon. Thursday just released a new cd, No Devolucion, and Taking Back Sunday will drop a new self-titled cd June 28th.

In more Taking Back Sunday news, click here to read an interview Shaun Cooper recently did with Myspace.
A study examining song lyrics from 1980 through 2007 has been published in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts. The study essentially concludes that today's music is more narcissistic and hostile than music from previous decades. Read a discussion about the article here.
Rivers Cuomo from Weezer revealed a few more details about the upcoming release of the Pinkerton Diaries and his third demo collection, Alone III. Cuomo has stated that Alone III will be enclosed in the Pinkerton Diaries book, and will not be released separately. As for when to expect this to drop, Cuomo says "there's no exact release date yet." Read the entire interview with Cuomo here.
If you missed Billy Corgan's video blog yesterday about the upcoming Smashing Pumpkins projects, the transcript of the video is here. You can also watch the video on the band's official Facebook Page. Corgan also revealed in a tweet today that reissues of his solo music and Zwan material will be reissued when he regains rights from Warner Brothers in 2014.
Shinedown's Brent & Eric will be chatting live Monday, May 2nd on the band's official website. The new Shinedown live cd/dvd set, Somewhere in the Stratosphere, drops May 3rd.
Simple Plan will release a new cd, Get Your Heart On, June 21st. Check out the cd's first single, "Jet Lag" plus watch a variety of short videos the band has been posting on their official website. plus Another song featuring Rivers Cuomo from Weezer will be on the full length cd and is also featured on the newly released Prom soundtrack. Check out the video for "Can't Keep My Hands Off You" below:

Moby's new cd, Destroyed, will drop May 17th and a hardcover photo book titled Moby: Destroyed will be released May 31st. Check out the video for Moby's single, "the Day" starring Heather Graham below:

Back & Forth, the documentary about the Foo Fighters, will be released this summer. The dvd version will be released on June 14th and the Blu-Ray version drops July 12th.

2011/04/26

Garbage has been working on a new studio cd and apparently progress is being made. Butch Vig sent out a tweet yesterday which revealed the band has 24 songs they've been working on. The band's 5th studio cd will hopefully be out in the near future. Stay tuned.
Manchester Orchestra debuted their new track "Virgin" tonight. Check it out below and get ready for the full length cd Simple Math, which is set to drop May 10th.

Virgin by Manchester Orchestra
Death Cab For Cutie has announced a Detroit date!  Don't miss Death Cab For Cutie with guests Frightened Rabbit July 28th at the Fox Theater.  The DCFC Union presale (fan club presale) kicks off Friday, and the general onsale is May 7th.  For more info on the tour visit the band's official website.  Death Cab is set to drop the new cd, Codes & Keys, on May 31st.
Billy Corgan has posted his video blog regarding the band's future plans.  You can view the video via the band's official Facebook page, but here's the crux of it:  Smashing Pumpkins will release the next single for the Teargarden by Kaliedyscope project within the next week or so, then they'll go into a studio to record an "old school style" full album.  The cd, titled Oceania, will drop in September and will be a part of the Teargarden by Kaliedyscope project. 
 
Additionally, Corgan struck a deal with EMI which allows him to reissue old Smashing Pumpkins material and he'll reissue ALL the old Smashing Pumpkins albums over the next couple of years.  Gish, Pisces Iscariot, and Siamese Dream will be reissued by the end of this year, Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness and the Aeroplane Flies High will be reissued in 2012, and Machina I & II will be reissued in 2013. 

2011/04/25

Ronnie Vannucci Jr. from the Killers has a new project titled Big Talk. Big Talk has recorded a self-titled cd which is due out this summer. Vannucci Jr. has also teamed up with Epitaph Records to launch a new record label, Little Oil. Visit Big Talk's official website to find out more about the project and view a short behind the scenes band video.

REM

REM is set to premiere "Every Day Is Yours To Win" on YouTube tonight at midnight, and it will be hosted on the YouTube homepage for the next 24 hours. Michael Stipe and co-director Jim Mckay will introduce the film and also show some of their favorite YouTube clips.
Green Day's Broadway musical American Idiot closed last night. After the show, Green Day played a surprise show. Watch below:







Moby is set to release his new full length cd, Destroyed on May 17th. Moby has described the sound of his new music as "broken down melodic electronic music for empty cities at 2am." While you're waiting for the full length cd to come out why not download a free 3-song Moby ep titled Be the One here.
Don't miss:

She Wants Revenge May 27th at St. Andrew's Hall. Tickets on sale Friday at 10am here.

Against Me June 15th at St. Andrew's Hall. Tickets on sale Friday at 10am here.
The "nasty" version of Hot Sauce Committee Pt II is now streaming on the official Beastie Boys website. The cd drops May 3rd.
Watch City & Colour's performance of "Sleeping Sickness" from last week's Coachella festival. Bonus #1: Dallas Green's nifty hat. Bonus #2: Gord Downie also is featured!

Kings of Leon has announced dates for their summer tour.  Don't miss KOL August 23rd at DTE.  Band of Horses will be opening up the show.
My Morning Jacket is streaming a new track "Holdin On to Black Metal" on their official website.  The band's new cd, Circuital, is set to drop May 31st.

2011/04/24

Listen to Two Door Cinema Club's remix of "My Body" by Young the Giant.
Tonight Arcade Fire will play Chicago and you can check out the show here starting at 10pm Eastern. The audio portion of the show will be streaming live and you'll also be able to view a "photo stream" of the show.

Arcade Fire is set to release a deluxe version of their Grammy award winning cd the Suburbs on June 28th. The new version will contain two previously unreleased songs plus feature a bonus DVD with the Spike Jonze directed Scenes From the Suburbs.
8 am hour

Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Replacements "Here Comes a Regular"
Police "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
Elvis Costello "Everyday I Write the Book"
James "Sit Down"
Grapes of Wrath "I Am Here"
Pearl Jam "Corduroy"
Beck "Where it's At"
Sundays "Here's Where the Story Ends"
Psychedelic Furs "Pretty in Pink"
Pretenders "Talk of the Town"
Cure "Pictures of You"
Sonic Youth "100%"

9 am hour

Church "Under the Milky Way"
Billy Idol "White Wedding"
INXS "What You Need"
Dandy Warhols "Everyday Should Be a Holiday"
Depeche Mode "Enjoy the Silence"
Erasure "A Little Respect"
Pixies "Where is My Mind"
Bad Religion "Infected"
Butthole Surfers "Pepper"
Jane's Addiction "Stop"
Smashing Pumpkins "Mayonaise"
Primus "My Name is Mud"
Eric's Trip "Hurt"

10 am hour

James "Laid"
U2 "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses"
Tears For Fears "Change"
Beastie Boys "Shadrach"
Placebo "Pure Morning"
Lemonheads "Mrs. Robinson"
REM "Superman"
Pearl Jam "State of Love & Trust"
Nirvana "Aneurysm"
Clash "I Fought the Law"
Smiths "Asleep"
Echo & the Bunnymen "Bring on the Dancing Horses"
Ned's Atomic Dustbin "Gray Cell Green"
Modern English "Melt With You"

11 am hour

Cult "She Sells Sanctuary"
Soundgarden "Soundgarden"
Soul Asylum "Somebody to Shove"
Nine Inch Nails "Sin"
Cure "Love Song"
Book of Love "Boy"
Inspiral Carpets "Two Worlds Collide"
Sneaker Pimps "6 Underground"
James "Sometimes"
Cars "My Best Friend's Girl"
XTC "Senses Working Overtime"
Talking Heads "Cities"
The Pixies were in town Friday at the Fox Theater. If you missed it, music legend SW3000 wrote an exclusive review of the show. Here it is:

Show was great. They sounded a hundred times better than they did at the state when I saw them 5-6 years ago. Not sure if it was the venue or that they've been playing together again for so long now. Couple highlights: Frank's (or Black's I'm not sure what name he's using now) was awesome. He can still do all the screams. And Joey's guitaring was cool. They started out with 4 b-sides and then they did the whole Doolittle album from 1-15 right in a row. Stuff I really liked from Doolittle: Tame, Dead, #13 Baby, There goes my gun. Then they left and came back for an encore.
Highlights of the encore were Umass and Into the white and for that song they had a fog machine so you couldn't see the band for most of the song. Then they wrapped it up with Where is my mind and Gigantic.

Sound was great at the fox I really have no complaints other than I thought the drums could be a little louder. There's two things I can criticize, one was the length of the show. I think the total length of playing was probably less than an 1:30. I just saw a bunch of almost 60 year olds (rush) and they played for over two hours. They could easily have played for 2 hours, it's not like they're lacking for material. Also Kim Deal did all the chatting between songs. Frank didn't say one thing, which I thought was kind of annoying. Anyways it was cool.

Talk to you later. sw3000

2011/04/23

Smashing Pumpkins will reveal some big news on Tuesday according to this tweet from the band:

Major announcement coming regarding new and old SP music this Tuesday 4/26; with a video blog post by Billy Corgan on SP Facebook.
The 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza will take place in Chicago's Grant Park August 5th through the 7th. The lineup will officially be announced on Tuesday via the official Lollapalooza website. Tickets are already on sale.
The Airborne Toxic Event will return with a new cd, All At Once, on Tuesday. Hear a stream of the full cd on the band's official website. Check out the video for the first single, "Changing" below.

Social Distortion's short film, Machine Gun Blues, premiered in Los Angeles Thursday night. Check out the film below

If you missed the live broadcast stream of Hot Sauce Committee Pt II, the new cd from the Beastie Boys, rejoice because you can now view/listen below! The cd will drop May 3rd and you can pre-order it now through the band's official website.

beastieboys on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free
A Kings of Leon documentary, Talihina Sky-the Story of Kings of Leon, premiered Thursday at the Tribeca Film Festival. Watch the trailer below, check out a review of the film, and read an interview with Stephen Mitchell, the film's director.

In more Kings of Leon news, the band recently taped an episode of VH1 Storytellers which is set to debut on VH1 May 13th.

Beastie Boys are streaming their cd live from Madison Square Garden. Check out their boombox!

Edit: ok, I guess they're calling it a beatbox, not a boombox.
A Franz Ferdinand covers ep was released on Record Store Day. The ep features 5 Franz Ferdinand covers (songs originally written/recorded by Franz, but covered by other artists). Check out a stream of the ep below via Soundcloud.

Franz Ferdinand - Covers EP by DominoRecordCo

2011/04/22

Beastie Boys are set to Make Some Noise tomorrow at 10:35. Don't miss their stream tomorrow morning!
Peter Murphy will return with a new cd, Ninth, June 7th. You can buy the I Spit Roses ep now, and pre-order Ninth via iTunes now, and check out two new songs via Soundcloud below.

Peter Murphy - I Spit Roses [Single EP] by nettwerkmusicgroup

2011/04/21

The official video for Taking Back Sunday's song, "El Paso" can be viewed exclusively on the Alternative Press website. The band's new self-titled cd drops June 28th.
Kid Rock showed up to his old high school with a donation in hand. Read about it here.
Bon Iver will drop a new, self-titled cd June 21st. Click here to check out the album's cover art, then watch the video below to see how the art was created.

The BBC's John Wilson had the rare opportunity to interview Morrissey yesterday. They discussed the legacy of the Smiths and talked about Morrissey's solo work. Morrissey also explained why song titles are more important than the songs themselves, nixed the idea of a Smiths reunion, and revealed he's written his autobiography. According to Moz, the autobiography is in the "redrafting" stage, and may be out as early as next year. Listen to the entire 13 minute interview here.

Morrissey will release the Very Best of Morrissey in the U.K. next Monday. The collection features 18 audio tracks and a bonus DVD with 11 promotional videos. There is no North American release date as of yet, however it will be available as an import May 3rd. Click here to check out the entire tracklisting.

Why not enjoy a performance of "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" from a 2004 concert in Manchester?


2011/04/20

Manchester Orchestra will debut a new song, "Virgin," on their official website next Tuesday at 7pm Eastern. The band will also be doing a webchat next week and will be releasing details regarding that soon. Manchester Orchestra's new cd, Simple Math, is set to drop May 10th and will perform along with Cage the Elephant May 17th at the Fillmore Detroit.
Below you can check out "Make Some Noise" by the Beastie Boys. The band will drop the new cd, Hot Sauce Committee Pt II on May 3rd.

Gerard Smith from TV on the Radio died this morning from lung cancer. The band has canceled tour dates including tonight's show at St. Andrew's Hall Read the official statement on Smith's death here. Smith was 34 years old.
My Morning Jacket is set to release a new cd, Circuital, on May 31st. Visit the band's official website now to grab a free download of the title track from the cd, and while you're there you can pre-order Circuital.
A new Bon Iver cd is set to drop June 20th. Bon Iver will feature 10 tracks--check out the tracklisting and a short video teaser here.
Linkin Park's song, "Iridescent" will appear in the new Transformers movie, Dark of the Moon. Find out more by watching the video below. Dark of the Moon will open in theaters on July 1st.

The new cd from Foo Fighters, Wasting Light, has sold 235, 000 records this week and has debuted at number one!

2011/04/18

Radiohead is giving away their Record Store Day tracks ("the Butcher" and "Supercollider") now for free to fans who purchased the Newspaper version of the King of Limbs. You can also purchase the songs here. Check out the two tracks below:

Radiohead "Supercollider" + "The Butcher" by ianbhoy
Play Lollapalooza trivia here, and possibly win tickets to this year's festival. The entire lineup is set to be revealed on April 26th.

2011/04/17

8 am hour

Gin Blossoms "Til I Hear it From You"
New Order "Your Silent Face"
INXS "Devil Inside"
Porno For Pyros "Pets"
24 Gone "Girl of Colours"
Fiona Apple "Criminal"
Love & Rockets "No New Tale to Tell"
Alarm "Rescue Me"
Madness "It Must Be Love"
XTC "Not Thugs in Our House"
Nick Lowe "Cruel to Be Kind"
Moby "Southside"

9 am hour

Faith No More "Epic"
Smashing Pumpkins "Rocket"
Smiths "Reel Around the Fountain"
REM "Stand"
Clash "the Magnificent Seven"
Cure "Let's Go to Bed"
Sponge "Molly"
Doughboys "Shine"
David Bowie "Modern Love"
Replacements "I Will Dare"
La's "There She Goes"
Curve "Coast is Clear"
Nine Inch Nails "Hurt"
Marcy Playground "Sex & Candy"
De La Soul "Eye Know"

10 am hour

Stooges "Search & Destroy"
Sex Pistols "God Save the Queen"
Ramones "We Want the Airwaves"
Teenage Fanclub "Star Sign"
Nirvana "Verse Chorus Verse"
Breeders "Cannonball"
Beck "Jack-Ass"
Social Distortion "Ball & Chain"
U2 "the Electric Co."
Kate Bush "Running Up That Hill"
Smiths "What Difference Does it Make?"
Ministry "Jesus Built My Hotrod"

11 am hour

Lenny Kravitz "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
Garbage "Vow"
Chapterhouse "Pearl"
Catherine Wheel "Black Metallic"
Pixies "Monkey Gone to Heaven"
Yaz "Don't Go"
Cracker "Low"
REM "It's the End of the World as we Know it"
Front 242 "Headhunter"
Beastie Boys "Get it Together"
Depeche Mode "Never Let Me Down Again"
A Ministry documentary that has been years in the making finally premiered at a film festival in Chicago on Thursday, but it wasn't without controversy. Fix: the Ministry Movie's director has been involved in a legal battle with Ministry kingpin Al Jourgensen. Jourgensen was not in attendance at the premiere and was not a part of the Q & A session which followed the screening. Additionally Jourgensen also claims he was not invited to a WaxTrax! records two day celebration that was held this weekend in Chicago.

Read about the Ministry documentary and WaxTrax controversy here and also here's Jourgensen's statement. Hopefully everything gets resolved because the film promises to be amazing. View the trailer below, and visit the film's official Facebook page here. You can also read all about Jourgensen, his recent projects, and health scare here.


This time around, Hitler finds out there is no sequel to the King of Limbs by Radiohead.

WARNING!!!! CONTAINS LANGUAGE THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED OFFENSIVE! IF YOU GET OFFENDED BY SWEAR WORDS, DO NOT WATCH THIS, YOU WILL LIKELY BE OFFENDED.

2011/04/16

APRIL

4/17--Black Lips @ Magic Stick
4/19--Iggy & the Stooges @ Michigan Theater
4/20--TV on the Radio @ St. Andrew's Hall
4/22--the Pixies @ Fox Theater
4/22--Decemberists @ Royal Oak Music Theater
4/23--Brian Vander Ark @ the Ark
4/24--Reverend Horton Heat @ Magic Stick
4/28--All Time Low w/Yellowcard @ Fillmore
4/28--Mogwai @ St. Andrew's Hall
4/28--Colin Hay @ the Ark
4/29--Coheed & Cambria @ Royal Oak Music Theater
4/29--My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Headliners
4/29--Colin Hay @ the Ark

MAY

5/01--Deftones @ Fillmore
5/03--the Kills @ Majestic Theater
5/04--Neil Young @ Fox Theater
5/04--...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead @ Magic Stick
5/06--Saliva @ Harpos
5/06--Marshall Crenshaw @ Headliners
5/07--Hed (P.E.) @ Emerald Theater
5/08--Face to Face @ Majestic Theater
5/13--Flaming Lips @ Fillmore
5/13--TSOL @ Magic Stick
5/15--Twilight Singers @ St. Andrew's Hall
5/15--Red Jumpsuit Apparatus @ Headliner's
5/16--Seether @ Clutch Cargos
5/17--Cage the Elephant w/Manchester Orchestra @ Fillmore
5/18--Cake @ Royal Oak Music Theater
5/18--Sleigh Bells @ St. Andrew's Hall
5/19--Sick Puppies @ St. Andrew's Hall
5/19--Bruce Cockburn @ the Ark
5/20--Trapt @ Harpo's
5/20--His Name Is Alive @ Magic Stick
5/20--Bruce Cockburn @ the Ark
5/20--Sepultura @ Blondies
5/21--Hollywood Undead @ St. Andrew's Hall
5/21--Rock on the Range Festival @ Columbus Crew Stadium
5/22--Rock on the Range Festival @ Columbus Crew Stadium
5/24--Black Label Society w/Hail the Villain @ St. Andrew's Hall
5/25--Silverstein w/Bayside & the Swellers @ Crofoot
5/25--Neon Trees @ St. Andrew's Hall
5/26--Arctic Monkeys @ Fillmore
5/26--Crash Test Dummies @ the Ark
5/28-5/30--DEMF/Movement @ Hart Plaza

JUNE

6/03--Sully Erna @ Soundboard (on sale date TBA)
6/03--Phish @ DTE
6/04--Panic At the Disco @ Fillmore
6/04--Get Up Kids @ Headliners
6/06--Yeasayer @ Majestic Theater
6/06--Ray LaMontagne @ Meadowbrook
6/09--Daniel Lanois @ Magic Stick
6/10--Taproot @ Machine Shop
6/10--the Ohio Players @ Soundboard
6/11--Taproot @ Ritz
6/16--Go Go's @ DTE (onsale date TBA)
6/20--Elvis Costello @ Royal Oak Music Theater
6/23--Hall & Oates @ Soundboard
6/24--Matt & Kim @ Majestic Theater
6/24--Bedouin Soundclash @ the Shelter
6/26--U2 @ Spartan Stadium
6/26--Eddie Vedder @ Fox Theater
6/29--Owl City @ Fillmore

JULY

7/08--Warped Tour @ Comerica Park (parking lot)
7/08--A Perfect Circle @ Fox Theater
7/13--311 w/Sublime With Rome @ DTE
7/15--Cheap Trick @ Soundboard
7/16--Dirtbombs @ Magic Stick
7/22--Slayer & Rob Zombie @ DTE
7/25--Interpol @ Fillmore

AUGUST

8/5-8/7--LOLLAPALOOZA @ Grant Park, Chicago
8/06--Mayhem (Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth & more) @ DTE
8/06--Cold War Kids @ St. Andrew's Hall
8/30--Guster/Jack's Mannequin @ Fillmore

SEPTEMBER

9/30 DRI @ Blondie's
Rob Zombie, director extraordinaire, has filmed a commercial for Woolite (yes, that Woolite). Check out some pictures from the shoot on Zombie's blog (scroll down to the April 15th entry). Don't miss Rob Zombie and Slayer at DTE July 22nd. Tickets are on sale now.
An acoustic Blue October cd will be released May 10th. Ugly Side: An Acoustic Evening With Blue October was recorded last July while on tour in Texas. You can pre-order the collection here. Blue October plans to release a new studio cd in the fall.
Grab a free download of Korn's song "Get Up" here. Korn will drop a 29 song greatest hits collection, the Essential Korn, on May 10th, and an ep with new material (presumably featuring "Get Up") is also expected next month.
If you're a Death Cab For Cutie fan, you're gonna love this: the fine folks at Stereogum have compiled a list of every song the band has covered, and most of the songs have been posted right here.

In more Death Cab news, this Wednesday the band will be taping an episode of VH1 Storytellers. No air date has been announced yet, but it's likely to air at the end of next month. Death Cab's new cd, Codes & Keys, is set to be released May 31st.
Another performance from the Foo Fighters:

If you missed Queens of the Stone Age on Conan, have a look at the performance:

2011/04/14

As it turns out, Los Angeles is the city that won the exclusive film premiere and concert from Social Distortion. But, the good news is that Social Distortion will be streaming the entire concert and Machine Gun Blues short film next Thursday, April 21st.
The Foo Fighters are set to take over Fuse TV tomorrow. The band will be premiering (and commenting one) the 11 top fan-made videos for their "this video sucks" contest (one premiers every hour at the top of the hour starting at 6 am eastern), then the band will be interviewed on Hoppus tomorrow evening. Tune into Fuse for all the festivities.
Radiohead will be one of many bands releasing something special for Record Store Day, which is this Saturday. The band will release a limited edition 12'' of "the Butcher" b/w "Supercollider" and you can hear a snippet of both songs here. This release will only be available in stores overseas (not in North America).
Soundgarden has announced some details/dates for an upcoming tour this summer. No Detroit date has been announced (yet) but more dates will be announced soon.

Meanwhile, if you're a fan, check out this article about Soundgarden's reunion. The band has revealed their original tweet in the early hours of January 2010 was mistaken (the tweet was sent out because they were only going to launch a new website, not reform).

2011/04/13

My Chemical Romance has put together a special video "#Sing it For Japan".

Meat Puppets released a new cd, Lollipop, yesterday. Grab a free download of the new track "Damn Thing" below, and for your entertainment why not check out the band's video for their 1991 track, "Sam."












Urge Overkill is set to return with the first new cd in over 16 years. The new disc, Rock & Roll Submarine will drop May 10th and pre-orders are set to begin April 26th on the official Urge Overkill website. Check out the band's performance of "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" from Quenton Terantino's Roast from last December (bad quality audio, but you'll see Quenton in the audience digging the show):

Rocksalt published an interview with Al Jourgensen from Ministry. Al discussed his current musical project (his long talked about country record), recent health scare, sobriety and more. Read the full interview here (it's long but an excellent read).
Taking Back Sunday will drop their new self titled cd June 28th. The cd features the band's classic lineup (John Nolan and Shaun Cooper are back with the band) and you can check out the cover art, tracklisting and pre-order bundle info here.
Death Cab For Cutie is set to drop the new cd, Codes & Keys, May 31st. The band's record label put together a short video featuring three songs from the new cd, "Home is a Fire," "You Are a Tourist," and "Some Boys." A 7'' featuring parts of all three songs will be available Saturday for Record Store Day. Click here for info on Record Store Day and watch the Death Cab video below:

Green Day's American Idiot musical will be ending its run on Broadway at the end of the month and now the band has announced American Idiot will be turned into a film. Tom Hanks is set to produce the film along with the band. Read more about the production here.
Foo Fighters were on Letterman last night. You can watch the performance below, plus click here to check out a full 90 minute concert with the Foo Fighters streaming on the CBS website.

2011/04/12

I was interviewed by UntitledRadio.com recently. Check out the piece here.
Check out the Salem remix of Interpol's "Try it on" below.









2011/04/11

Did you ever ask yourself, "what did Courtney wear today?" If so, you're in luck.
Billy Corgan is auctioning off the Zero shirt he wore on stage for the Smashing Pumpkins tour in 1995. All proceeds go to benefit Red Cross disaster relief for Japan. Bid here through April 21st.
Johnny Marr has officially left the Cribs. Here's a portion of the official statement posted on the band's official website:

So, as some of you may know by now The Cribs are gonna be a 3-piece again. That is a slightly less dramatic way of saying that Johnny Marr is no longer in the band. We don't want it to be seen as a split, that just has so many negative connotations and really doesn't represent the way everyone is feeling right now...

No one is down about this in our camp. It's actually the start of a really exciting phase for everyone. Johnny has gone back to The Healers and is writing a new record, and we are really honestly loving being back together as just 3 brothers literally playing in the basement/garage again. Right now we are in Portland and demoing in Gary's basement and it feels so liberating. We have a bunch of new songs and are embracing the lo-fi again. It never was about fancy studios and LA and all that. We are back in our usual environment and feeling good about it. We've got everything we need.

Read the entire statement here.
An Iggy Pop action figure is set to be released in May or June, depending on where you order it from. Too bad it won't be released in time for April 19th (the Stooges reunion show at the Michigan Theater).
Grab a free download of Junip's "In Every Direction" specially remixed by Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr.

The Vaccines are set to release their highly anticipated debut cd, What Did You Expect From the Vaccines? on May 31st. Don't miss the band opening for Arctic Monkeys May 26th at the Fillmore. Check out "Post Break-up Sex" from Vaccines below:

Arctic Monkeys have posted a new song on soundcloud, so check it out below, and you'll be able to buy the track on iTunes starting tomorrow. Check out "Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair" below. The new cd Suck it and See, is set to be released June 7th. Don't miss Arctic Monkeys with special guests the Vaccines May 26th at the Fillmore (show was moved from Clutch Cargos, and those tickets will be good at the Fillmore).

Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair by arcticmonkeys


It's Monday, so that means a new video from Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi's project Rome has been posted. Watch below:



You can watch the other videos on YouTube or the official Rome website.

2011/04/10

8 am hour

Tragically Hip "Grace Too"
Madness "Our House"
Waterboys "the Whole of the Moon"
U2 "the Sweetest Thing"
Counting Crows "Mr. Jones"
Sloan "Coax Me"
Pearl Jam "Once"
Cure "Lullaby"
Blondie "Call Me"
Pixies "I Can't Forget"
Proclaimers "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"
Depeche Mode "Everything Counts"
Pretenders "Message of Love"

9 am hour

Nine Inch Nails "Terrible Lie"
Fatboy Slim "the Rockafeller Skank"
Garbage "Queer"
Ultravox "Reap the Wild Wind"
Ramones "Sheena is a Punk Rocker"
Mighty Mighty Bosstones "the Impression that I Get"
REM "Everybody Hurts"
Natalie Merchant "Because the Night"
Elvis Costello "Watching the Detectives"
Husker Du "Don't Want to Know if You Are Lonely"
Clash "Should I Stay or Should I Go"
English Beat "Mirror in the Bathroom"
Duran Duran "Hungry Like the Wolf"
Soundgarden "My Wave"

10 am hour

Stooges "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
Hole "Miss World"
Wheatus "Teenage Dirtbag"
Public Image Limited "This is Not a Love Song"
OMD "Enola Gay"
Bjork "Army of Me"
Smiths "the Queen is Dead"
Siouxsie & the Banshees "Kiss Them For Me"
Duran Duran "Come Undone"
INXS "Mystify"
Black Flag "TV Party"
Helmet "Unsung"
Big Audio Dynamite II "Rush"

11 am hour

Roxy Music "Love is the Drug"
Blondie "One Way Or Another"
Pixies "Here Comes Your Man"
Oasis "She's Electric"
Elastica "Connected"
Sonic Youth "Bull in the Heather"
Stone Roses "I Wanna Be Adored"
Foo Fighters "I'll Stick Around"
Smashing Pumpkins "I Am One"
Boo Radleys "Does This Hurt?"
Peter Murphy "Cuts You Up"
Belly "Feed the Tree"
Clash "Train in Vain"
Garbage "Special"
A documentary about Creation Records, Upside Down, will be released on DVD May 9th in the U.K. A two-disc soundtrack featuring bands signed to Creation will also be released May 9th. Some of the bands include Primal Scream, Swervedriver, Jesus & Mary Chain, Teenage Fanclub, Oasis, House of Love, Ride, Boo Radleys, and more. The entire tracklisting is available here, and you can watch the trailer for the film below. So far there is no official release date for the DVD or cd soundtrack in North America.

Big Audio Dynamite is set to reunite at the Coachella Music & Arts festival this coming weekend in Indio, California. BAD will be in Los Angeles Thursday afternoon doing a taping for Jimmy Kimmel. The performance is set to air on Kimmel Thursday night so don't forget to tune in!
Watch John Lydon on Judge Judy, plus John Lydon hawking butter on British television:



2011/04/09

Trent Reznor has created a line of iPhone, iTouch, and Blackberry cases through Case Mate. A new case will be released each week and fans will have the opportunity (once all the cases are released) to customize the designs to create a unique case. The case for Pretty Hate Machine is available now and the Broken case will be released next week. Check out the designs here.
The long awaited Rise Against/Face to Face split 7 inch is coming out next month. Rise Against covered the Face to Face song "Blind" and Face to Face returned the favor by covering "the Good Left Undone" from Rise Against. Click here to hear a short sample of each cover and click here to pre-order the release which will ship May 10th.

2011/04/08

American Laundromat Records will release a Smiths tribute cd this fall featuring covers by the Wedding Present, Tayna Donnelly, Doug Martsch and more. Pre-order the disc here and receive a Smiths tribute t-shirt. Please, Please, Please: A Smiths Tribute will be released October 25th.
Airborne Toxic Event covered Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire." Watch below. The band will be covering another song in two weeks. Suggest a song for them to cover here.

Sign up for the Jane's Addiction email list and receive a free download of the band's new song, "End to the Lies." The band's new cd, the Great Escape Artist is due later this year.

2011/04/07

Ben Folds, Amanda Palmer, Damian Kulash and Neil Gaiman are going to write, record, and release an 8 song cd on April 25th at the Berklee College of Music. The whole process will be broadcast live here and the music will be made available on bandcamp.com and proceeds will benefit the school. To read more about the project click the link!
The new song from the Beastie Boys "Make Some Noise" debuted on the net yesterday and today the band has revealed a trailer for their upcoming cd, Hot Sauce Committee Pt II. The cd drops May 3rd. Watch the trailer below:

Seether is offering a free download of a new song, "Roses" to those who sign up for the Seether email list. The band will release a new cd on May 17th titled Holding On To Strings Better Left to Fray. Seether is set to play Clutch Cargos May 16th.

British tabloid the Sun reported earlier today that the Stone Roses were reuniting.  Now NME has gotten word from bassist Mani that the report in the Sun is false.  Mani told NME John Squire and Ian Brown had met up recently--at the funeral for Mani's mother.  Mani told NME, "Two old friends meeting up after 15 years to pay their respects to my mother does not consititue the reformation of the Stone Roses...it isn't true and isn't happening."

According to this article in British tabloid, the Sun, the Stone Roses are set to reunite.  The band has refused to reunite in the past despite lucrative offers, so this news is pretty interesting.

2011/04/06

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi will release the Rome project featuring Jack White and Norah Jones May 17th. The latest video from the project is below:

The new Beastie Boys single has leaked. Check out "Make Some Noise," the first single from Hot Sauce Committee Pt II which is set to drop in May.

Hayley Williams from Paramore is on the cover of the latest issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. It's turned out to be drama, because over the past few days a lot of fans have been criticizing her decision to pose for the mag. If you're wondering why she posed for the mag, Williams explains it all for you here in this blog post.
City & Colour will release a new cd, Little Hell, on June 7th. Check out the new track "Fragile Bird" here. And why not enjoy the video for "the Girl" below:

Raveonettes released an outstanding new cd yesterday titled Raven in the Grave. Check out the cd now on myspace. If you never checked out the band's cover of "I Wanna Be Adored" by the Stone Roses, why not have a look at the video for the song below. The song was recorded for Doc Marten's 50th anniversary last year.

Radiohead's latest cd, the King of Limbs, has debuted on the Billboard charts at number 6. Check out "Codex," my favorite track from the cd:

Death Cab For Cutie shot their video for "You Are A Tourist" live and in one take last night over the internet. If you haven't checked out the video yet, watch below. Visit soundcloud (via some kind of awesome)to check out another new Death Cab song, "Home is a Fire." The band's new cd, Codes & Keys, is set to drop May 31st.

Social Distortion will perform a free show and premiere their short film, Machine Gun Blues, in one lucky city! Vote now to bring the film and free performance here! The city with the most votes wins, so vote here! Watch the trailer for the film below.

2011/04/04

Mutemath has posted an update on the official Mutemath site. Guitarist Greg Hill departed in October, and there's a new cd on the way. Read the entire report here.
The Mayhem tour featuring Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth and more will be coming through DTE on August 6th. Pre-sale tickets go on sale this Friday morning (it's best to pre-register) at 10am. Starting Friday at 10am through April 11th at 10am the Mayhem peeps are giving 5 bucks off any ticket to the show (includes pit, reserved, and lawn tickets). Visit the official Mayhem Facebook page for the details.
Beady Eye (the new project featuring ex-members of Oasis) has recorded a Beatles song for charity. "Across the Universe" was recorded this weekend in a studio in London, and it's available now through the band's official website . All proceeds raised will go to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal. Beady Eye performed a live version of "Across the Universe" last night at the Japan Disaster Benefit in London. Fan shot video from last night is below:

The new single from Neverending White Lights is now available on iTunes in the U.S. The track "Falling Apart" was released on iTunes in Canada last week, and now you can grab it Stateside as well. Daniel Victor has been working on other new material and hopefully we'll be hearing it soon!
The new single from Incubus, "Adolescents" is streaming now on the band's official website. The full length cd from Incubus, If Not Now, When, drops July 12th.
A Perfect Circle will rock the Fox Theater in Detroit on July 8th. Tickets are set to go on sale this Friday, April 8th.

2011/04/03

LCD Soundsystem's last show EVER was last night at Madison Square Garden. The awesome folks at Pitchfork streamed the entire show live last night, and if you missed it, you tube comes to the rescue!

In what is being described as a first, Death Cab For Cutie will be shooting a new video in one take, live on the internet this Tuesday. Visit the band's website April 5th at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific to watch the making of "You Are A Tourist." Death Cab's new cd, Codes & Keys, is set to be released May 31st.




Can't see the stream on your mobile device? Click here.
Eels is offering a free 3 song download, so check it out below:









8 am hour

Elvis Costello "Alison"
Police "Walking on the Moon"
Echo & the Bunnymen "Seven Seas"
Daniel Lanois "Lotta Love to Give"
James "Born of Frustration"
Fastball "the Way"
Cult "Sweet Soul Sister"
Velvet Underground "Rock & Roll"
Clash "Straight to Hell"
Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Smithereens "Blood & Roses"
Pixies "Gigantic"
Oasis "Live Forever"

9 am hour

Mazzy Star "Fade Into You"
Skinny Puppy "Ode to Groovy"
Beck "the New Pollution"
US3 "Cantaloop"
Faith No More "From Out of Nowhere"
Jane's Addiction "Had a Dad"
Mad Season "River of Deceit"
Mono "Life in Mono"
REM "Can't Get There From Here"
Psychedelic Furs "Love My Way"
U2 "Angel of Harlem"
Garbage "I Think I'm Paranoid"
Sonic Youth "the Diamond Sea"

10 am hour

INXS "the One Thing"
Violent Femmes "Kiss Off"
ABC "the Look of Love"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Breaking the Girl"
Nine Inch Nails "Down in it"
Depeche Mode "Strange Love"
Eels "Novocaine For the Soul"
Midnight Oil "Beds Are Burning"
Creatures "Fury Eyes"
Pixies "Debaser"
Flaming Lips "She Don't Use Jelly"
Living Colour "Cult of Personality"
Clash "Radio Clash"
Pearl Jam "Go"

11 am hour

Talking Heads "Burning Down the House"
Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U"
Ben Folds Five "Brick"
Charlatans "Weirdo"
Stereo Mc's "Connected"
Go Go's "Vacation"
Replacements "Kiss Me On the Bus"
Nirvana "Sliver"
Screaming Trees "Nearly Lost You"
Nine Inch Nails "Ringfinger"
U2 "Mysterious Ways"
Social Distortion "Let it Be Me"

APRIL

4/03--Raveonettes @ Magic Stick
4/05--FOO FIGHTERS DOCUMENTARY SCREENING @ VARIOUS THEATERS
4/08--Stappy @ Soundboard
4/08--Richy Nix @ Hayloft
4/09--Peter Murphy @ Royal Oak Music Theater
4/09--AP tour w/Black Veil Brides & DRUGS @ St. Andrew's Hall
4/09--Suicide Machines @ Majestic Theater
4/10--Ra Ra Riot @ Magic Stick
4/13--FOO FIGHTERS DOCUMENTARY CANADIAN SCREENING
4/14--Iron & Wine @ Royal Oak Music Theater
4/16--30 Seconds to Mars w/Anberlin @ Fillmore (sold out)
4/16--Smoking Popes @ Frankie's (Toledo)
4/17--Black Lips @ Magic Stick
4/19--Iggy & the Stooges @ Michigan Theater
4/20--TV on the Radio @ St. Andrew's Hall
4/22--the Pixies @ Fox Theater
4/22--Decemberists @ Royal Oak Music Theater
4/23--Brian Vander Ark @ the Ark
4/24--Reverend Horton Heat @ Magic Stick
4/28--All Time Low w/Yellowcard @ Fillmore
4/28--Mogwai @ St. Andrew's Hall
4/28--Colin Hay @ the Ark
4/29--Coheed & Cambria @ Royal Oak Music Theater
4/29--My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Headliners
4/29--Colin Hay @ the Ark

MAY

5/01--Deftones @ Fillmore
5/03--the Kills @ Majestic Theater
5/04--Neil Young @ Fox Theater
5/04--...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead @ Magic Stick
5/06--Saliva @ Harpos
5/06--Marshall Crenshaw @ Headliners
5/07--Hed (P.E.) @ Emerald Theater
5/13--Flaming Lips @ Fillmore
5/15--Twilight Singers @ St. Andrew's Hall
5/15--Red Jumpsuit Apparatus @ Headliner's
5/16--Seether @ Clutch Cargos
5/17--Cage the Elephant w/Manchester Orchestra @ Fillmore
5/18--Cake @ Royal Oak Music Theater
5/18--Sleigh Bells @ St. Andrew's Hall
5/19--Sick Puppies @ St. Andrew's Hall
5/19--Bruce Cockburn @ the Ark
5/20--Trapt @ Harpo's
5/20--His Name Is Alive @ Magic Stick
5/20--Bruce Cockburn @ the Ark
5/20--Sepultura @ Blondies
5/21--Hollywood Undead @ St. Andrew's Hall
5/21--Rock on the Range Festival @ Columbus Crew Stadium
5/22--Rock on the Range Festival @ Columbus Crew Stadium
5/24--Black Label Society w/Hail the Villain @ St. Andrew's Hall
5/25--Silverstein w/Bayside & the Swellers @ Crofoot
5/26--Arctic Monkeys @ Fillmore
5/26--Crash Test Dummies @ the Ark
5/28-5/30--DEMF/Movement @ Hart Plaza

JUNE

6/03--Sully Erna @ Soundboard (on sale date TBA)
6/03--Phish @ DTE
6/04--Panic At the Disco @ Fillmore
6/04--Get Up Kids @ Headliners
6/06--Yeasayer @ Majestic Theater
6/06--Ray LaMontagne @ Meadowbrook
6/09--Daniel Lanois @ Magic Stick
6/10--the Ohio Players @ Soundboard
6/16--Go Go's @ DTE (onsale date TBA)
6/20--Elvis Costello @ Royal Oak Music Theater
6/23--Hall & Oates @ Soundboard
6/24--Matt & Kim @ Majestic Theater
6/24--Bedouin Soundclash @ the Shelter
6/26--U2 @ Spartan Stadium
6/26--Eddie Vedder @ Fox Theater

JULY

7/08--Warped Tour @ Comerica Park (parking lot)
7/08--A Perfect Circle @ Fox Theater (on sale date TBA)
7/13--311 w/Sublime With Rome @ DTE
7/15--Cheap Trick @ Soundboard
7/22--Slayer & Rob Zombie @ DTE (on sale date TBA)

AUGUST

8/5-8/7--LOLLAPALOOZA @ Grant Park, Chicago
8/06--Mayhem (Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth & more) @ DTE (pre-sale 4/8)
8/06--Cold War Kids @ St. Andrew's Hall

SEPTEMBER

9/30 DRI @ Blondie's

2011/04/02

Framing Hanley played Headliner's in Toledo last night. According to the band, one of the opening acts played an April Fool's joke on them by plastering the band's van with bumper stickers. Framing Hanley was not amused:





Two new tracks from Thursday's forthcoming cd, Devolucion, are available here to download for free. Thursday's cd will drop on April 12th.
Yesterday, (April Fool's Day) Taking Back Sunday posted this news item. The real cover art and title for the cd should be revealed soon. The new cd from TBS is expected to drop in June.
Incubus has revealed the band's 6th studio cd is finished and will be out soon (likely late summer/early fall). Visit the official Incubus website Monday evening at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific for the unveiling of something new from the band!
The new cd from Foo Fighters, Wasting Light, drops April 12th. Click here to listen to it now in its entirety. Don't forget to check out the band's documentary Back & Forth in theaters one night only April 5th. Click here for locations. The Canadian screening is April 13th and participating theaters are listed here.