Archive for February, 2012

Lil Wayne: Cash Money Signs Limp Bizkit

February 24th, 2012
Lil Wayne says Cash Money has signed rap-rockers Limp Bizkit During a phone call with New York's 987 KissFM Thursday night the rapper revealed the label is on a spending spree – they're reportedly on the verge of inking Ashanti too – following recent success with acts including Drake and...

Exclusive Download: Yellow Ostrich’s Catchy, Guitar-Driven Track ‘The Shakedown’

February 24th, 2012
Click to listen to Yellow Ostrich's 'The Shakedown' New York-based Yellow Ostrich will be releasing their next album Strange Land on March 6th While the album is self-produced like their last The Mistress the band explains that it is sonically an expansion on The Mistress' spare sounds The lead single off...

Billy Strange, Session Guitarist for Elvis, Dead at 81

February 24th, 2012
Billy Strange who played guitar for Elvis Presley and Nancy Sinatra and on the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album died Wednesday in Nashville at age 81  Strange a member of the great LA session group known as the Wrecking Crew was perhaps best known for stepping into the spotlight on some...

Exclusive: Stream ‘Relief,’ Death’s First New Single Since 1976

February 24th, 2012
Click to listen to Death's 'Relief' In 1973 three young brothers in Detroit stopped playing R&B and started making punk rock in their bedroom before anyone really knew what punk was They recorded several in-your-face singles that music mogul Clive Davis liked and wanted to release if they would just do...

ATP 2012 Lineup Features Afghan Whigs, The Roots, Louis C.K.

February 24th, 2012
The lineup has been announced for I'll Be Your Mirror the festival curated by Greg Dulli and All Tomorrow's Parties to be held September 21st-23rd in Asbury Park NJ In addition to the first scheduled US show since 1999 for the Afghan Whigs – the trio of Dulli John Curley...

John Peel’s Record Collection to Be Preserved in Online Archive

February 24th, 2012
The British Arts Council is recreating a large portion of the late beloved radio DJ John Peel's extensive record collection for an online museum project called The Space "What we're hoping to do is create an online interactive museum which answers [the question of what was in Peel's collection] but...

Pierre Juneau, Influential Canadian Music Figure, Dead at 89

February 24th, 2012
Pierre Juneau the Canadian politician who helped build his country's music industry by requiring radio stations to broadcast more Canadian music has died of heart failure at the age of 89 Juneau was the founding chairman of the Canadian Radio-Television Commission which was created by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1970...

Chris Brown Accused of Stealing Woman’s iPhone

February 24th, 2012
Chris Brown has been accused of stealing a cell phone from a woman in Miami Beach The singer who is currently on a five-year probation for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 is being investigated by Miami police following a report from a 24-year-old woman who has fingered Brown in...

Listen: Justin Bieber Teams With Far East Movement for ‘Live My Life’

February 23rd, 2012
Far East Movement teamed up with teen pop superstar Justin Bieber for "Live My Life" the first single from Dirty Bass a new album due out this spring The track produced by Lady Gaga collaborator RedOne is a huge pop banger that builds on the high energy of the group's...

Oasis, My Bloody Valentine Collectibles for Sale

February 23rd, 2012
Creation Records co-founder Alan McGee who helped set Britpop in motion with the Jesus and Mary Chain Oasis My Bloody Valentine and many other bands is selling his vast collection of memorabilia The trove includes records photos periodicals artwork a letter from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and more About...