THE VIEW 'Temptation Dice' Ltd 7" Release Date 13/04/2009
THE VIEW 'Temptation Dice' Ltd 7" Release Date 13/04/2009
Bob Dylan – Together Thrugh Life http://991.com/Buy/ProductInformation.aspx?StockNumber=465910 http://991.com/Buy/ProductInformation.aspx?StockNumber=465912 http://991.com/Buy/ProductInformation.aspx?StockNumber=465914 Bob Dylan's new studio album will be released on April 27th in the UK. Together Though Life, produced by Jack Frost, was recorded late last year, prompted by the composition of a new song, "Life Is Hard," which was written for […read more…]
4 x SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES REISSUES: Release Date 06/04/2009
A Kiss In The Dreamhouse –
This is simply brilliant. To see some of the other pieces visit the link below http://www.flickr.com/photos/iri5/sets/72157611954107572/
BEYONCE KNOWLES 'Halo' C5 / 12" – Release Date 13/04/2009
VARIOUS ARTISTS '101 Pirate Radio Hits' 4CD – Release Date 06/04/2009
Fantastic article on the blog from our friends over at Classic Rock magazine. Take a look for yourself. http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/blog/the-singers-who-didnt-quite-work-out/
John Squire has posted a photograph of his latest piece of artwork online. It appears to pour cold water on the Stone Roses reunion talk that I wrote on Sleevenotes earlier this week. C'mon John. What is it? Yes or No?
P.J. HARVEY & JOHN PARISH
'A Woman A Man Walked By' Release Date 30/03/09
Rumours are circulating of a Stone Roses reunion this Summer withvenues having already been booked for a 21 date jaunt around the UK. Having heard this one so many times in the past,I'm taking it with a pinch of salt. I don't personally give a monkeys one way or another but […read more…]
It was an astonishingly bold concept by the producer Lou Reizner to present the Who's rock opera 'Tommy' as a dramatised, all-star extravaganza. Originally released as a double LP in a slipcase with lavish, illustrations, this was the first ever 'coffee table' album. And it proved a huge best seller when first released in 1971 and helped on its way by the hit single version of 'Pinball Wizard', sung with gusto by Rod Stewart on the album. Among the other guest performers accompanied by the mighty orchestra and choir are Pete Townshend, Sandy Denny, Richie Havens, Stevie Winwood, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Maggie Bell, Ringo Starr and even movie actor Richard Harris. This important CD re-issue serves not only as a tribute to the genius of the Who and composer Townshend, but as a memorial to Lou Reizner, a pioneer of multi-media projects, who died aged just 43 in 1977. A real collector's item, this brings back golden memories of rock's boldest, brashest era.
Quite possibly the most prolific and consistently great British independent label, the history of Rough Trade made absorbing viewing on BBC4 last weekend. In case you missed the documentary and performance clips on television (those old things?), with thanks to the BBC and their iPlayer gadget, you can now watch […read more…]
Coheed and Cambia
U2 say that they plan to rewrite and rerecord some of their early material from albums such as Boy. BBC reports that at a tiny concert in Massachusetts on Wednesday Bono told the audience that “I would love to sing that album again and finish that. The early records, there's […read more…]
Paul texted the Chris Moyles Radio 1 Breakfast Show this morning with the following message… Hi -It's Paul McCartney here. I'm just driving home from the school run. I've just been flagged down by a lady in a Comic Relief t-shirt which I promptly signed for her! I'm also wearing […read more…]
Its Immaterials second album Song was released in 1990, the music was of a subdued, understated nature, with wry wit in the manner of an indie Pet Shop Boys. The album received positive reviews in the music press but failed to capture the imagination of the public and the band soon split afterwards. This reissue contains the B-sides of the Heaven Knows single as well as comperhensive notes by Malcolm Dome and enhanced artwork featuring lyrics and rare photos. * Notes by Classic Rocks Malcolm Dome * Two Bonus Tracks * Enhanced artwork
It's not often that two legends in music get together to record a full album, and even rarer that they're from completely opposite ends of the musical spectrum. Ex-Soundgarden/Audioslave vocalist Chris Cornell has teamed up with hip hop and pop super-producer Timbaland to create an extraordinary new album entitled 'Scream' which will be released on 23 March. The first single from the record will be 'Part Of Me' released on 9 March. All the songs on 'Scream' which were written by Chris Cornell and produced by Timbaland make up an album that was inspired partly by Pink Floyd's all-time classic album 'The Wall'. All 13 of the songs on 'Scream' flow into each other giving it the feel of one complete work with no breaks, drawing on both artists talents to re-write the modern musical rulebook.
You'd expect rock stars to collect expensive and luxurious items, some even peculiar, be it Slash and his pet snakes, Marilyn Manson and his love of prosthetic limbs or Lemmy and his Nazi-memorabilia-cum-Kinda-Surprise-toys. Just last week it was reported that Phil Collins has amassed hundreds of cannonballs, documents and other […read more…]
1.5 million avid Michael Jackson fans clamouring to get tickets for the squeaky ones London concerts that are taking place at the O2 this summer have caused the ticketing websites dealing with the pre-sales to crash. Whether or not you are one of the lucky ones who managed to get […read more…]
2009 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of Island Records, arguably the most prestigious record label in the history of British music. To mark this milestone the label is collaborating with Island founder Chris Blackwell to arrange the Island 50 festival. The Island 50 festival will kick off in May 2009 with ‘ISLAND LIFE’ – a week of live shows by Island artists past and present, which will take place at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire week commencing 25th May ‘09. The line-up confirmed so far is as follows:
26th May – SLY & ROBBIE & THE COMPASS POINT ALLSTARS featuring VERY SPECIAL GUESTS;
27th May – THE FRATELLIS; VERY SPECIAL GUEST; BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB;
28th May – CAT STEVENS/YUSUF and friends, BAABA MAAL
29th May – PAUL WELLER; ERNEST RANGLIN; SPOOKY TOOTH
30th May – KEANE; TOM TOM CLUB; LADYHAWKE
31st May – AMY WINEHOUSE; TOOTS & THE MAYTALS; I BLAME COCO
Fans who sign up to the mailing list at www.island50.com will be able to take part in the exclusive ticket pre-sale from 9am on Thursday 12th March. Tickets go on general sale on Island50.com and other agents from 9am on Friday 13th March.
Celebrating 25 years of the ultra-heavy beat, KMFDM proudly announces their new album on Metropolis Records, 'Blitz'. Blitz heralds the return to the five- letter album name, an 18-year tradition that the band obliterated with their recent ten-letter name albums, Tohuvabohu (2007) and Brimborium (2008).
On Radio 2 tonight at 23.30 David Quantick charts our 60-year love affair with 45rpm single. See further details on the official BBC website http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/documentaries/thesinglestory.shtml Posted by Mark
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM
'Great Expectations' C5 – 463791 / 7" – 463792 Release Date 23/03/2009 This year's Breakthrough Rock Act make further strides with the third release from their sophomore album, 'The '59 Sound'.
Oasis have been stopped from performing in China for the first time because they have been deemed 'unsuitable'. See further details here With thanks to the BBC website. Posted by Mark Mark Evetts
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Last surviving members of the Fab Four to play charity show The last two surviving members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, are set to perform together on stage next month. The pair will perform at least one song together at New York's Radio City Music Hall on […read more…]
According to music bible 'Billboard', Michael Jackson is expected to announce a series of comeback concerts in London, music industry sources said on Tuesday. The 50-year-old last appeared at the World Music Awards in London in 2006, but the much-hyped return of one of the biggest selling artists of all […read more…]