Archive for August 18th, 2011

U2 Donate $7.2 Million to Irish Schools

August 18th, 2011
U2 will be providing five million euros – roughly $72 million dollars – through 2015 to fund music schooling for Irish children The donation will mainly be put toward musical equipment and salaries for music teachers An additional two million euros ($29 million) will be given to Ireland Funds another...

At Least Three Dead in Belgian Stage Collapse

August 18th, 2011
The Associated Press have reported that three concertgoers have died and around 70 have been injured in a stage collapse during a set by Chicago indie rockers Smith Westerns at the Pukkelpop Festival in Hasselt Belgium According to tweets from frontman Cullen Omori this afternoon their stage collapsed during a strong...

Taylor Swift Will Soundtrack Next ‘True Blood’ Episode

August 18th, 2011
In a shift away from the rock and blues sounds that normally soundtrack the Louisiana-based show True Blood music supervisor Gary Calamar confirms to Rolling Stone that this Sunday's episode will feature Taylor Swift's "Haunted" Calamar declined to reveal which scene the string-heavy track from Swift's Speak Now will play under...

Exclusive Download: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin’s ‘Yellow Missing Signs’

August 18th, 2011
 Click to listen to Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's 'Yellow Missing Signs' Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin have released four albums since 2005 but the Springfield Missouri band are a prolific bunch resulting in a rather large backlog of material that either turned up on singles and EPs or...

Nirvana Bassist to Perform ‘Nevermind’ Songs in Seattle

August 18th, 2011
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of his band's landmark album Nevermind by playing songs from the album with local musicians at a concert in Seattle on September 20th The gig which will take place at the Sky Church venue at the Experience Music Project is...

Phil Spector Appeal Shot Down by California Supreme Court

August 18th, 2011
The California Supreme Court have turned down an appeal filed by Phil Spector's attorneys requesting a review of the legendary producer's 2009 murder conviction This is the second time this year that Spector's attorneys have been rejected in their attempt to overturn his conviction In May his lawyers argued that...

YouTube Signs Major Music Licensing Deal

August 18th, 2011
YouTube have ended a four-year legal battle with over 3000 independent music publishers by agreeing to pay licensing fees to the National Music Publishers Association The Google-owned company's contract with the NMPA will cover synchronization rights on the behalf of songwriters and will extend to cover versions of their songs...

The Game Apologizes for Twitter Prank

August 18th, 2011
The Game made an appearance on CNN yesterday to apologize for a Twitter prank last weekend that flooded a sheriff's office in Compton with hundreds of phone calls from fans seeking an internship with the Los Angeles rapper "It was a simple mishap" the Game said "I was doing a...