September 30, 2009

DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES ON TV, IN PRINT, IN CONCERT AND COUNTRY HIT



As Daryl Hall and John Oates gear up for RCA/Legacy's release of 'Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall and John Oates' on October 13th, the duo is popping up everywhere with appearances on TV, in concert, in print and a very exciting debut on country radio. 

*COUNTRY RADIO: Country sensation Jimmy Wayne just released a version of "Sara Smile" that is climbing up the Country Songs chart. Daryl and John, who appear on this chart for the first time in their career, recorded new background vocals for Wayne's cover. Hall explains, ""
Sara Smile" is a song that I wrote a long time ago, but it still has the same power that time has not altered. Its simple emotional message transcends all styles and formats. Jimmy's a great singer and does the song proud."

*TV: Daryl Hall and John Oates are lending their voices to the new Seth MacFarlane's animated series 'The Cleveland Show.' Acting as the title character's conscience, Daryl will play the angel and John will play the devil resting on Cleveland's shoulders. The show premiered this week and Daryl and John will appear in two episodes. 

*BOOKS: Daryl Hall and John Oates share their inspiration and the stories behind two of their many hits - "She's Gone" and "Sara Smile" - in the upcoming book 'Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story Behind the Song' (out Nov 10th).

*LIVE: Tickets for Daryl Hall and John Oates concert on 10.23 at the Philly Spectrum, one of the final musical performances at the legendary venue, sold out within minutes of the on sale. 

Taking its title from one of their earliest singles, a song that has always summed up the duo's individual and collective philosophy of being true to themselves, 'Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall and John Oates' marks the first comprehensive multi-CD, multi-label deluxe box set compilation ever assembled from their entire career's work, four CDs containing 74 tracks (16 of them previously unreleased).

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A TRIBUTE TO JOHN LENNON WITH BEATLESTOCK



Sunday, November 1
BEATLESTOCK – A Sing-A-Long Birthday Tribute to JOHN LENNON 
featuring Larry Russell, Joe Pecorino, John Merjave, George Stass, 
Tom DeVito, Roger Lipson and Bill Malchow 
Produced by Peter Abraham Presents

NB:  Moved from 10/4 – All October 4 Tix Honored
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm
$25


BEATLESTOCK is a seven member Beatles tribute band that doesn’t wear make-up or costumes. Instead, they focus on the singing, sound, and ‘feel’ of The Beatles records and performances. Beatlestock is led by it’s founder, Larry Russell, who launched Billy Joel’s solo career back in the early 70’s as his bass player. Larry toured with the Grammy Award winning musical, Godspell--racking up over 1000 performances. He has also toured with Elliott Murphy, The Mamas and the Papas, Gary US Bonds, Denny Laine (of Wings) and Mary Wilson (of The Supremes). Beatlestock is also very proud to now have in the band, Broadway’s ‘Beatlemania ‘original cast member Joe Pecorino, who sings amazingly like ‘Paul McCartney’, plays the keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, exactly and accordingly to the Beatle’s records. We also feature lead guitarist/lead vocalist John Merjave, who performs at all the ‘Fest for Beatles Fans’ conventions. John is an amazing addition as well. And the fab-u-lous lead singer/guitarist George Stass (Larry’s V.P. of Beatlestock) covers all of the ‘John Lennon’ songs. George’s vocal is very naturally reminiscent of John Lennon’s. With Tom Devito on drums and Bill Malchow on keyboards, and a ‘percussionist du jour’, you won’t miss one Beatle song detail!

THE MISFITS COMING TO B.B. KING BLUES NYC HALLOWEEN






Saturday, October 31
Halloween with THE MISFITS


Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$26.50 adv, $30 at door
From its inception the Misfits music was primitive punk rock, harsh and to-the-point. Yet that aggression was complimented with a strong sense of melody inspired by the roots of rock and roll bred in the 1950's. What further separated the band from their hard-core peers of the 70's punk scene was their inspired fixation on horror movies. It was from that inspiration that they created an entire world out of a passion for the genre.  After a split with Danzig in the mid 1980's and a decade long legal battle, The Misfits were resurrected by founding member Jerry Only along with his younger brother and guitarist Doyle. 1997's "AMERICAN PSYCHO" reestablished them as one of the most aggressive outfits in music and spoke volumes about their influence on many of today's rock acts. From neo-punk bands Green Day, Rancid and Blink 182 to metal acts Metallica, Pantera and Slayer to hard rockers such as Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Guns n Roses (who covered the classic Misfits song "Attitude") and more recently Slipknot. The Misfits have inspired many musicians and much of the music people are watching on TV and hearing on the radio today.  One thing is certain, The Misfits are here to stay and once again everyday is Halloween.

TANYA TUCKER COMING TO B.B. KING BLUES NYC




Wednesday, October 14
TANYA TUCKER
- LOCASH COWBOYS


NB:  All tickets sold for this date at previous lower price are still valid


Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$30 adv, $35 at door
VIP Floor Booths available for 4, 5 or 6 only – Must Buy Whole Booth
 

$50 per ticket

She’s been called one of the finest song stylists in any genre, a singer who owns the patent on any song she sings. Tanya Tucker’s inimitable vocal styling and soulful performances have resulted in a string of hit albums and singles, garnered hundreds of honors and awards and made her a country music legend.
One part country and one part rock-n-roll with a dash of hip-hop just for flavor! 2009 will celebrate LoCash, and they have invited the nation to come along the parade route. With an album due out in 2009, and more than 200 shows currently booked, this year truly promises to be the Year-of-LoCash.

SID--BY THOSE WHO REALLY KNEW HIM--NEW VICIOUS DVD!


An intimate, full-length, 80 minute documentary on Sid's life to mark 30 years since his death. Plus 10 track audio CD, booklet and more!

Odeon Entertainment and MVD Visual are proud to announce the release of Sid! - By Those Who Really Knew Him on November 17th in North America. 
 
Cover ArtThis package, the first intimate full-length 80 minute documentary on Sid's life, marks 30 years since his death from a heroin overdose (he was just 21 years old). Many of those closest toSid speak for the very first time about this true punk icon who burned out, but never sold out. 
 
This brand new documentary, in association with ITN Archive, charts the fall and rise of Sid Vicious from punk's hero to society's cultural icon of the twentieth century.
 
Sid's short and controversial life is profiled with interviews fromJah Wobble (childhood friend, founder PIL), Steve Severin(Siouxsie and the Banshees), David Vanian (The Damned),Malcolm McLaren (Sex Pistols Manager), Viv Albertine(Flatmate, The Slits), Ron Watts (100 Club), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Rat Scabies (The Damned), Caroline Coon (Writer and Artist), Vivienne Westwood (Sex Designer), Marco Pirroni(Adam & The Ants), John Tiberi (Sex Pistols Tour Manager), and many more of Sid's close friends. 

Featuring previously unseen archive footage and filmed in HD, this new documentary provides the most definitive and intimate life story of the punk hero who truly lived his life with chaos and anarchy. Fuelled with a soundtrack of Sid's own music, this is the faithful telling of Sid's life story by those who really knew him.
 
In addition to the DVD documentary, this special collector's edition includes a 10 track CD of Sid live in New York's, and a biography booklet profile by best-selling music author Mark Paytress.
 

September 29, 2009

NEW MOON POSTER ART RELEASED!



(Photos): Courtesy of Summit Entertainment


Wow! The new poster art for New Moon is here. Hot, hot, hot!  What do you think?

JOHNNY RAMONE TRIBUTE: ONSITE ATTRACTIONS AND GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL EVENT ON SATURDAY, OCT. 3 AT HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY




As the fifth annual JOHNNY RAMONE TRIBUTE nears, more attractions have been announced for the event on Saturday, October 3 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (6000 Santa Monica Boulevard) in Los Angeles.

The JOHNNY RAMONE TRIBUTE will feature a special screening of the classic 1977 Ramones concert film It’s AliveActress Rose McGowan (Grindhouse Planet TerrorDeathproof, Charmed) will introduce one of JOHNNY’s favorite all-time movies: George A Romero’s 1968 cult horror classic Night of The Living Dead. The event marks the world premiere of Night of the Living Dead in 3D presented by PassmoreLabThe films will be screened against the mausoleum wall on a 41 ft polarized screen donated by Senova.

Johnny’s wife Linda Ramone and Johnny Ramone Army Chief of Staff John Cafiero will be joined by original band member Tommy Ramone and CJ Ramone to meet with fans and sign memorabilia. 20-original paintings by Dee Dee Ramone--presented and curated by Dee Dee’s wife Barbara Ramone--will be on display. "I think it’s about time for all of this stuff to come out," said Barbara Ramone, wife of the late seminal bassist and founding member of the Ramones. "Dee Dee is still here. That's very obvious. His spirit lives in these paintings."  A rare Ramones memorabilia exhibit will be presented.

Punk veteran Joe Sib of Star 98.7’s “Complete Control Radio” will conduct a live radio broadcast from the event. Tune in all week to win Johnny Ramone Army (JRA) prize packs: http://987fm.com.

Additional celebrity guests confirmed to attend Saturday include Steve Jones of the Sex PistolsBilly Zoom of XJoe Escalante of the Vandals and actress PJ Soles (Riff Randall of Rock n' Roll High School)plus Rosanna Arquette, David Arquette, Pete Yorn, Charlotte Caffey of the GoGo’sStan Lee of the Dickies and Jeff McDonald of Redd Kross, with many more to be onsite.

ALICE IN CHAINS HITS NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD MODERN ROCK CHART



ALICE IN CHAINS have hit No. 1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Chart with lead single "Check My Brain." This is the second chart dominated by the riff-driven hit, which also shot to No. 1 on Billboard's Rock Songs Chart. The track's video, directed by Alex Courtes (U2, White Stripes, Wolfmother), is currently featured on MTV2's Elite 8 and can be seen here:
http://www.mtv.com/videos/alice-in-chains/434471/check-my-brain.jhtml

Spotlighted by Spin as "one of the catchiest songs of Alice In Chains' history," "Check My Brain" appears on the band's eagerly awaited new album BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE (Virgin/EMI), which arrives in stores today.

The album has been drawing rave reviews from both sides of the pond: Metal Hammer called it "a masterpiece" and "Alice In Chains' finest hour." Kerrang! wrote: "…Black Gives Way To Blue is a spine-chilling return." Rock Sound called it "the mother of all comebacks," describing it as "…classic-era Alice In Chains and then some." Playboy gave the record four stars, calling it "Alice In Chains' Back In Black." Revolver praised the album for its "dense tapestry of heavy guitars and soaring melodies," and Reuters wrote: "the heavy guitars, submerged vocals and thunderous rhythm section assures fans that the band has lost none of its menace."

Tonight Alice In Chains (guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, guitarist/vocalist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney, bassist Mike Inez) will celebrate the album's release with the first of a two-night performance on the hit ABC-TV show "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The quartet will deliver an electrifying blend of classic hits and new favorites, including "Check My Brain" and "Your Decision."

The band has been previewing songs from the album during their current sold-out buzz tour, which wraps September 30th at the Avalon in Los Angeles. Next up is a trio of headlining radio dates in Texas, followed by a headlining tour of Europe, set to kick off November 12th in Glasgow.

September 28, 2009






We love seeing Robert Pattinson on the cover of magazines, especially when he looks dark and brooding. Here he is on the cover of a British Men's fashion magazine called An Other Man. Doesn't this pic remind you a bit of James Dean? We could be wrong, but it looks like RPATTZ is doing his best James Dean impression. What do you think?

JOHN CALE APPEARANCE AT MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

                                                                            (Photo Credit): Courtesy of  British Council 2009


For In Conversation: An Evening with John Cale, Cale (Welsh, b. 1942), artist, musician, sonic innovator, and a founding member of the experimental rock band The Velvet Underground, reflects upon the liaison between music and art. The evening includes a discussion of his recent work, Dyddiau Du (Dark Days) (2009), currently on view in the Wales Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The installation exemplifies the multivalent nature of contemporary media art. Held in conjunction with the MoMA exhibition Looking at Music: Side 2, the event will be moderated by Associate Curator Barbara London.  Program approx. 60 min. T1
Tickets: $10 adults; $8 seniors, 65 years and over with I.D. $6 full-time students with current I.D. (For admittance to film programs only.) The price of a film ticket may be applied toward the price of a Museum admission ticket when a film ticket stub is presented at the Lobby Information Desk within 30 days of the date on the stub (does not apply during Target Free Friday Nights, 4:00-8:00 p.m.). Admission is free for Museum members and for Museum ticketholders

ROSEANNE CASH RELEASES NEW ALBUM THE LIST



With the release date of her new album for Manhattan Records, The List, nearing on October 6th, acclaimed singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash has announced a series of upcoming television and radio appearances in which she performs songs from The List and talks about her decision to record her first-ever covers album, which features Cash’s contemporary, stylish interpretations of 12 classic songs culled from her list of essential country tunes that her legendary father Johnny gave her in 1973.

The week of the album’s release, Cash will perform on NBC’s The Today Show on October 6th, followed by a performance on CBS’s The Late Show With David Letterman on October 7th. Cash will also appear on NPR’s popular programs “Fresh Air” and “Morning Edition,” as well as American Public Media’s “A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor,” which will be broadcast live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, on October 17th at 4:45 p.m. CT. In addition, listeners will be able to hear The List streamed in it's entirety as part of NPR Music's "Exclusive First Listen" series from September 29th through October 6th.

Following on the heels of triumphant September performances at the Country Music Hall of Fame© and Museum and WNYC’s Greene Space, Cash and her band will open the St. Ann’s Warehouse 30th Anniversary Season by performing The List on October 9th and 10th. St. Ann’s Warehouse is located at 38 Water Street in Brooklyn. Tickets are currently on-sale. Please visit www.stannswarehouse.org for more information.

Produced and arranged by Grammy Award winner John Leventhal (Cash’s husband), The List gives intimate insight into one of America’s best-loved musical families. The album includes Cash’s covers of songs written and/or recorded by The Carter Family (“Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow”), Hank Williams (“Take These Chains From My Heart”), Jimmie Rodgers (“Miss The Mississippi and You”), Hank Cochran/Patsy Cline (“She’s Got You”), Merle Haggard (“Silver Wings”), and Bob Dylan (“Girl From the North Country,” famously done by Dylan and Johnny Cash in 1969). The first single from The List is Don Gibson’s “Sea of Heartbreak,” which features guest vocals from Bruce Springsteen. The track is currently available for download on iTunes.

DAVY JONES COMING TO B.B.KINGS BLUES OCTOBER 2, 2009



Friday, October 2
DAVY JONES of THE MONKEES


Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$38.50 adv, $42 at door
Maintaining his allure as a sexy icon through generations of fans, DAVY JONES first invaded teen hearts as the international idol of millions in the 1960s Emmy Award winning television classic THE MONKEES. Since the show hit the small screen, Davy has triumphed as both a serious actor and a comedian on the theatrical stage; as a rock musician, composer and artist; and, true to his first love, as an extremely able horseman.

September 26, 2009

WOULD TAYLOR LAUTNER DATE A FAN?


Taylor Lautner has said he’d happily date aTwilight fan if he needed to. Asked if he’d shack up with a girl who was into the vampire series by Box Office Magazine he said: “I don't exclude anyone.”
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THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WIZARD OF OZ WITH SEPTEMBER 24 EMERALD GALA IN NEW YORK CITY


Over the course of this past year, Warner Bros. Entertainment has been celebrating the 70th Anniversary of an iconic American classic, The Wizard of Oz, with a slate of spectacular events spanning the globe. The celebration culminates this month in New York City with a series of festivities that commenced with last night's Emerald Gala.
The glorious gala at Manhattan's Tavern on the Green transported guests to the wondrous world of Oz. The entire restaurant and surrounding grounds were transformed for a night into the Emerald City, replete with a winding "Yellow Brick Road," fields of poppies, and a special appearance by the seven-and-a-half story stunningly decorated Wizard of Oz Hot Air Balloon. The event honoring the classic film's milestone was attended by such notables as five of the original actors who played the "Munchkins" characters in The Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and actress Ashanti and Jennifer Oz LeRoy, CEO and owner of Tavern on the Green and granddaughter of The Wizard of Oz producer Mervyn LeRoy.
Show-stopping performances by Ashanti, who graced the stage to perform Somewhere Over the Rainbow and The Way That I Love You, and Lorna Luft, who honored her mother's legacy with a special musical tribute with "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby" and Wizard of Oz medley composed especially for the Emerald Gala, enchanted the audience.
Also contributing to the grand affair was the cast of the highly entertaining The Wizard of Oz National Tour, with Dorothy and Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, all adding fun and excitement down the "Yellow Brick Road." The cast performed If I Only Had a Brain on the main stage and served as the evening's colorful emcees.
The Emerald Gala heralded Warner Home Video's September 29 Blu-ray and DVD release ofThe Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Editions. Marking an historic benchmark in the format, Warner Home Video continues to maximize what Blu-ray can do for picture and sound. With six times higher resolution than standard DVD along with unparalleled sonic excellence, the film will be at its absolute pristine best, packed with collectibles and new bonus content.
Additionally, presented at the Emerald Gala was the final exhibition of Warner Bros. Consumer Products' now world renowned Ruby Slipper Collection, which consists of 20 noted designers' modern interpretations of Dorothy's classic Ruby Slippers adorned with CRYSTALLIZED™ –Swarovski Elements. Since its debut one year ago at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, The Collection has toured more than 20 prestigious destinations around the world, including Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Dubai, Melbourne, and many more.The Ruby Slipper Collection, original designer sketches, as well as select pieces from The Inspirations of Oz Fine Art Collection are being auctioned at rubyslipperauction.com to benefit EGPAF. Attending guests of the Emerald Gala had the opportunity to bid live from the Crystal Room of Tavern on the Green, with final bids closing and tabulated on September 30.


BAND OF SKULLS HANDPICKED FOR NEW MOON SOUNDTRACK




Southampton, UK trio Band of Skulls have been chosen to contribute a song to the highly anticipated New Moon soundtrack due out October 20. The never before heard exclusive song, Friends was handpicked for the soundtrack and can also be heard in the movie. The song has also landed the coveted number 2 slot on the soundtrack’s sequence. Band of Skulls will bring their driving guitar force and Wall of Sound harmonies of their live shows back to the US on November 16 when they embark as special guests on the Metric tour.

   These not-to-be missed shows with Metric will include stops in Boston, Philadelphia and Austin and run through December 2 in Dallas TX. Tour dates below. The three members of Band of Skulls, Russell Marsden (guitar and vocals), Emma Richardson (bass & vocals) and  Matt Hayward (drums), first  met at college and quickly discovered that having two lead singers and  three songwriters in a band was always going to present unlimited possibilities. With their creative process and sonic path fully intact the band quickly established themselves in the music and art community with a series of culturally inspired club nights in Southampton, London and further a field in Moscow and Tokyo. Recently the band was featuredas iTunes Single of The Week in all iTunes stores globally with their  debut single ‘I Know What I Am.’

The song garnered rave reviews from new fans around the world and was downloaded nearly 350,000 times. Band of Skulls released their powerful debut album Baby Darling Doll Face Honey on July 28th via Shangri-La Music. Shortly after the release the band completed a successful tour of the US including a touted performance at this year’s Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, IL. Both their album and their live performances have garnered stellar reviews from the press.

ASHLEY TISDALE GUEST STARS ON ABC's "EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION

EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION - "Hampton Family" -- On July 14, 2009,"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" traveled to Green County, Missouri, to tell the eight members of the Hampton family - all living in a cramped one-bedroom, one-bath cottage, 792 sq. ft. total - that they'll have a new home in seven days. The original family of four doubled in size not long ago after a fateful phone call from a social services agency. Chris and Niki Hampton were told they had just one hour to decide if they would take in their four nieces and nephews or let them go to foster care. This episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will air SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.



COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM’S OCTOBER 1 ALL FOR THE HALL LOS ANGELES BENEFIT




The upcoming Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s All for the Hall Los Angeles fundraiser—set for Thursday, October 1, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles and which features a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam, Melissa Etheridge and friends performing together—will be preceded the night before (Wednesday, September 30) by a special duet from Emmylou and Vince on NBC’s new primetime Jay Leno Show

All for the Hall Los Angeles will offer a rare opportunity to see these legendary singer-songwriters interact in a “guitar pull,” where they will accompany one another as they take turns swapping songs, stories and personal recollections.  The guitar pull originated in the homes of Nashville songwriters who gathered to try out new compositions for their peers.  Nashville’s most storied guitar pulls were hosted by Johnny and June Carter Cash.  The hallmarks of a great guitar pull are spontaneity and camaraderie.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) educational institution dedicated to saving America’s songs of home for the benefit of all mankind.  Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Museum takes as its mission the preservation of country music and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture.  Through exhibits, publications and programs, the Museum teaches its audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.

The Museum launched All for the Hall, its’ first-ever non-bricks-and-mortar fundraising campaign, in 2005.  The campaign addresses the Museum’s need for long-term financial security and will provide a safety net for the institution and its work.  This is the third year the Museum has taken its annual-giving event on the road, hosting previous All for the Hall events in New York in 2007 and 2008.

Last year’s event at New York’s Nokia Theatre Times Square was hosted by Billy Bob Thornton and his band, the Boxmasters, and featured performances by Larry Campbell, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Gill, Harris and Levon Helm.  The distinguished audience included journalists Tom Brokaw, John Siegenthaler Jr. and Hannah Storm, director Jonathan Demme and recording artist Chely Wright, among others. 

ASHLEY GREENE AS BELLA?

We are on vampire overload since we've been closely following "Twilight Fashion Week" , and now we just caught word that Ashley Greene is a cover girl for her first time on the October issue of Saturday Night Magazine. Ashley looks stunning in blue and talks about everything from her take on "New Moon" to workouts with her vampire costars.
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HOLLYWOOD HEARTHROB HATES HIS OWN MAGAZINE PICS


"Robert got a magazine cover with a picture of his face on it and pinned it to a dartboard that was in his trailer. He took shots at it and asked everyone else to do the same," a source on the set of `The Twilight Saga: New Moon` told the magazine.

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September 25, 2009

TOM PETTY And The Heartbreakers TO RELEASE MULTIPLE DISC, CAREER-SPANNING THE LIVE ANTHOLOGY




The week of November 22nd Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and Reprise Records will release The Live Anthology, a multiple-disc set of recordings drawn from thirty years of live performances. The collection brings together material from 1978-2007 culled from hundreds of hours of live concert recordings covering every era of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ tours and represents the best tracks as chosen by producers Tom Petty, Mike Campbell and Ryan Ulyate.

The Live Anthology will come in multiple configurations including a 5CD collector’s deluxe box set available only at Best Buy that will include a first-of-its-kind audio-only Blu-ray disc. The collector’s deluxe package will be in Best Buy stores on November 22nd. All other configurations will be in stores and available online on November 24th.

The release of The Live Anthology comes on the heels of two sold out tours, the Grammy winning documentary Runnin’ Down A Dream (directed by Peter Bogdanovich), and a headline performance at the Super Bowl XLII halftime show.  Now, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  - one of rock and roll’s greatest touring bands – will mark their unparalleled string of successes with the release of this landmark collection of live recordings that is unlike anything previously available—the band’s story told through the music alone.

The producers made no fixes or overdubs, letting the newly-mixed original recordings showcase the invention, spontaneity, craft, and the musicianship that has made Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers among the most celebrated live performers of their time. Along with powerful interpretations of their own classic hits and originals, The Live Anthology features the band tackling some of their best-loved cover material, from classics to obscure beauties to unexpected adaptations.  The theme from Goldfinger, the Zombies’ “I Want You Back Again,” the Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil,” early Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well,” Booker T. and the MGs’ “Green Onions,” James Brown’s “Good, Good Lovin’” and many more. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers travel wide, paying their musical debts through song and showing just how confidently the band moves across genres and over time.

ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL


At fourteen years old, best friends Lips and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band Anvil, hailed as the “demi-gods of Canadian metal,” influenced a musical generation including Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax.  Though Anvil never made it, they never stopped playing or believing. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now well into their fifties, set off to record their thirteenth album, “This is Thirteen,” in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dream.

MUSE’S THE RESISTANCE DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON THE ALTERNATIVE, ROCK, AND INTERNET ALBUM CHARTS IN THE U.S.

(Photo Credit): Courtesy of WB Records



The Resistance — the new album from British rock trio Muse — debuts at No. 1 on the Alternative, Rock, and Internet album charts, and No. 2 on the Overall Digital Album chart this week. In addition, Muse have scored their highest-ever U.S. debut on the Billboard album chart with the No. 3 bow of their fifth studio album, which sold 128,481 copies (the band’s best-ever sales week) in its first seven days of release and No.1 on the top 200 Canadian albums chart. Muse’s previous album, 2006’s goldBlack Holes and Revelations, peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard album chart. 
 
The Resistance is also an international smash with 16 No. 1 debuts around the world, including Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, and the U.K., where the album sold close to 150,000 copies, making it the best-selling album by a UK artist this year.
 
The Resistance’s impressive chart debut is due in part to Muse’s stunning live appearance on the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards on September 13th where the British rock trio performed their No. 1 Alternative Rock radio hit “Uprising.” Another track from the album, “I Belong To You,” has been confirmed for inclusion on the upcoming soundtrack to the motion picture New Moon
 
The Resistance is, by and large, a fantastic record, culminating in a three-song suite that finds the group jumping from classical movements to guitar fretwork to sweeping, swaggering, operatic rock,” says Allmusic.com, while the Guardian writes: “there's something unrepentant in The Resistance's insane ambitiousness that demands respect.”
 
The Resistance was produced by Muse and mixed by famed audio engineer Mark ‘Spike’ Stent. The band, which is vocalist/guitarist Matt Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme, and drummer Dom Howard, will be special guests at select shows for U2, including two shows at Giants Stadium in New York, on September 23rd and 24th. The band have been nominated for two Q awards, which will be handed out in London on October 26th.
 
For the last few years, Muse have played to sell-out crowds throughout the U.S., Asia, Australia, and Europe. In the U.S., the band, who hail from the tiny town of Teignmouth in Devon, England, performed at the Lollapalooza Festival, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Las Vegas’s Vegoose Festival, and KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas and sold out New York City’s Madison Square Garden and The Forum in Los Angeles.
 

September 24, 2009

ABC FAMILY GREEK CAST PHOTO


(Photo Credit): Courtesy of ABC Family

The cast of GREEK at the the launch of "Pledge Yourself to Do Something" - a pro-social campaign to encourage volunteerism.  Do you watch the show?  Share your thoughts. 

September 23, 2009

BRITNEY SPEARS THE SINGLES COLLECTION




In celebration of the 10th anniversary of her debut on the music scene, Jive Records is releasing Britney Spears The Singles Collection on November 24. To launch the special package a brand new single entitled “3,” which Britney recently recorded with hitmaker Max Martin, will go to radio Tuesday, September 29.

There will be two configurations of The Singles Collection; an ultimate fan box set and a standard version.

The ultimate fan box set version of The Singles Collection will contain all 29 of her singles, including the new song “3.” Each disc will be packaged in its own slip sleeve case with original artwork, and will include an additional b-side or a remix of the track. The collection will include a DVD featuring all of Britney’s videos in chronological order. The ultimate fan box set will also include a special booklet featuring iconic images and fun facts about each track.  

The standard version of The Singles Collection will contain 17 of her chart topping favorites along with the new song “3,” all on one CD.

During her 10 year career, Britney has had 5 albums debut at the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 100 Album Chart, as well as 23 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart. Worldwide, Britney Spears is one of the top-selling artists of the last decade, constantly topping charts with her albums  …Baby One More Time (1999);  Oops!... I Did It Again (2000); Britney (2001); In The Zone (2003); Blackout (2007) and Circus (2008). Worldwide she has sold over 63 million albums.

Britney Spears is currently touring in support of her most recent studio album Circus. “The Circus Starring Britney Spears” tour which started in her home state of Louisiana in March 2009.