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NEWS: METALLICA ANNOUNCE ORION FESTIVAL LINE-UP

Metallica will host their second annual Orion Music + More festival in Detroit on June 8 and 9. They announced the full line-up today (see below). The show will feature live music performed on five stages. The event will also include James Hetfield’s Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, Lars Ulrich’s Hit the Lights...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/22/13

Justin Timberlake will be returning to Saturday Night Live on March 9th, appearing as the host and musical guest. It will be his fifth time hosting. His new album, The 20/20 Experience, is scheduled to be released on March 19. Bon Jovi are selling “Runaway Tour Packages” for various locations around the world,...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/21/13

Daytrotter recorded a new session with Ingrid Michaelson today. You can listen here: http://www.daytrotter.com/#!/concert/ingrid-michaelson/20056184-3737643  If you’re a Daytrotter member you can also download the session. (Membership is only $2 a month and they have sessions by dozens and dozens of amazing artists so you should definitely join. And, no, they’re not paying us...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/20/13

Hot Chip have remixed “My Number” by Foals: http://soundcloud.com/doml-net/foals-my-number-hot-chip-remix Kurt Cobain would have turned 46 today. Placebo are in the studio, hard at work on their new album. They have started an Instagram account so you can watch them at work: http://instagram.com/placeboworld Today is the 10th anniversary of The Station fire. Loudwire looks...
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NEWS ROUNDUP 2/19/13

Charlotte Church talks to Billboard about her first U.S. album in a decade: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1548402/charlotte-church-talks-first-us-album-in-a-decade-listen-to-new-song The line up for the 2013 Bonnaroo Festival has been released. Check it out: http://lineup.bonnaroo.com/ It includes such greats as Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Bjork, David Byrne & St. Vincent and, uh, “Weird Al” Yankovic. Neo-clasicist Eluvium will...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/18/12

Vocalist Tony Sheridan has died of unknown causes at the age of 72. Sheridan was playing the same clubs as The Beatles in Germany in the early ’60’s and showed them the scene while also turning them onto various American rock ‘n’ roll records. But he was most famous for being the sole...
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NEWS ROUNDUP 2/17/13

Patrick Carney of The Black Keys has changed his Twitter name to Justin Bieber. Because his account was already verified, it still appears as a verified account even though he changed the name, thus duping even more people than would normally be fooled by something like this. Carney’s reason for doing this would...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 02/15/13

Kate Nash has announced that she’s “hitting the great American road in March with my all-girl full band and I’m bringing Because I am a Girl with me!” Tour dates and tickets are available here: http://www.myignorantyouth.com/tour/ Hotel Diablo’s Alex Grossi posted some news on Facebook: “It Looks like Gilby Clarke and Chris Wyse...
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NEWS ROUNDUP 2/14/13

Today Jessie Ware covered Rihanna’s “Diamonds” on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS6kSagTixk Lana Del Rey has unveiled her video for “Burning Desire”: http://youtu.be/hNcGgGMXXTs Check out the 2013 Hangout Music Fest line up: http://hangoutmusicfest.com/lineup/  It includes Tom Petty, Kings Of Leon, The Shins, Ellie Goulding, Passion Pit and lots of other uber-talented cats....
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LADY GAGA CANCELS REMAINDER OF TOUR

From her site: Born This Way Ball Tour Cancellation Thursday, 12 February 2013 – For immediate release. Live Nation Global Touring has confirmed that the remainder of the Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball performances have been cancelled. After additional tests this morning to review the severity of the issue, it has been...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/13/13

Karin Park, Chvrches, Au Palais and other artists will be holding a non-profit event called FREEDOM in London to mark the one year anniversary since Pussy Riot’s infamous “Punk Prayer” in Moscow. As you probably know, three members of the group were found guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” and sentenced to...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/12/13

Hurts are giving away a free download of their smashing new song “Sandman” over at: http://www.informationhurts.com/gb/splash/ It’s quite the nice track, meshing their usual dark pop sensibility with something of an R&B beat. Michael Stipe and Courtney Love will be doing a duet on “Rio Grande” on Johnny Depp’s upcoming “pirate compilation.” It’s...
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NEWS: LADY GAGA CANCELS SHOWS

Lady Gaga has regretfully been forced to cancel two dates of her Born This Way Ball.  She posted the following message for fans on Facebook: “There’s an unfortunate announcement coming out right now, concerning myself and the Born This Way Ball. Im so sorry. I barely know what to say. I’ve been hiding...
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NEWS: BON JOVI REVEAL NEW ALBUM TRACKLIST

Bon Jovi’s What About Now is now available for pre-order on iTunes in both standard and deluxe editions. The iTunes deluxe edition is selling for $13.99.  For a few cents less you can order the actual deluxe edition CD on Amazon. You can also now buy the title track for $1.29 on iTunes....
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NEWS: THE POSTAL SERVICE REVEAL “NEW” SONG

At long last, a new song from The Postal Service. Well, it might not be a new song per say, but it’s one of the two previously unreleased tracks that will feature on the forthcoming reissue of their brilliant 2003 album Give Up. It’s called “A Tattered Line Of String” and Jenny Lewis...
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