Archive for July, 2012

Muse Map Out the Brain on ‘The 2nd Law’ Album Art

July 30th, 2012
Muse have revealed the artwork for their upcoming album The 2nd Law and despite its striking look it's much more than just a bundle of pretty strings Taken from The Human Connectome Project the cover maps out brain pathways tracking the circuits in our heads and how we process information...

The Bass Never Stops With New ‘Skrillex Machine’ Web App

July 30th, 2012
Auxtv has created new website called The Skrillex Machine which allows users to surf the Internet to the sound of neverending bass Low-end addicts and dubstep fiends can simply go to the website type in their desired web address and be graced with perpetual wub-wubs for as long as their...

My Morning Jacket, Jackson Browne Beat Hard Rain at Newport Folk Festival

July 30th, 2012
A grey fog had descended and it had started to drizzle on My Morning Jacket's set at the Newport Folk Festival Saturday night when frontman Jim James invited Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard onstage "This one's for Levon" James said kicking into the Band's "Makes No Difference" and gorgeously replicating...

Metallica Thinking About Next Album, Band Confirms in Mexico City Interview

July 30th, 2012
Metallica sat down over the weekend in Mexico City for a Q&A that touched on the band's next album reports Blabbermouthnet When asked if the group is working on new material the musicians confirmed they have begun thinking about the follow up to Death Magnetic "We're not going to start recording we're...

Fiona Apple Balances Intensity, Wit at the Hollywood Palladium

July 30th, 2012
Fiona Apple is a lover and a fighter who doesn't differentiate much between a strike and a kiss The stormy dynamics of her romantic relationships excavated in many of her songs carried through on stage at the Hollywood Palladium Sunday where she gripped her face pulled on her hair and lashed...

Snow Patrol Play “Open Your Eyes” at Hyde Park Olympic Celebration

July 28th, 2012
Snow Patrol took the stage in London's Hyde Park on Friday night as part of the BT London Live concert to celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games The concert which was timed to run during the Danny Boyle-directed opening ceremony spectacle featured four acts each hailing from a different...

Snoop Dogg Banned from Norway Over Pot Bust

July 28th, 2012
Snoop Dogg has been banned from Norway for two years as a result of his attempt last month to enter the country carrying marijuana the Associated Press reports Snoop Dogg was scheduled to perform at the Hovefestival in Arendal Norway on June 28th when we was detained by customs authorities after drug-sniffing...

British Music Takes Center Stage at Olympics Opening Ceremony

July 28th, 2012
The UK’s rock and pop big guns featured heavily in an edgy and quintessentially British 2012 Olympics opening ceremony as the London Games began with a bang Stars including Paul McCartney Arctic Monkeys Mike Oldfield and Dizzee Rascal all performed live in a spectacular and occasionally surreal show at the...

Odd Future Tops Night of ‘Real’ Hip-Hop in New York

July 27th, 2012
For better or worse radio personality Peter Rosenberg is one of the last generals standing in the war on "real" hip-hop His late-night slot on New York's Hot 97 mimics classic underground hip-hop shows of the Nineties that broke emerging artists and could be trusted to skewer commercial rap in...

Universal Music Group Offers To Sell EMI’s Parlophone Label

July 27th, 2012
Universal Music Group has reportedly offered to sell most of EMI's Parlophone label in an effort to gain regulatory approval from the European Union for its expected $19 billion buyout of EMI according to the Financial Times Vivendi which owns UMG is looking to sell Parlophone EMI's most valuable label...