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Dresden Dolls Look Back for New Album

September 30th, 2005

The Dresden Dolls are working on their sophomore album which singer Amanda Palmer says contains early songs, some written before the Dolls were formed. Palmer is also promising that the untitled 2006 release is “more rock ‘n’ roll and less ‘angsty.’” A DVD of the Dolls’ live show will be released October 11. Read more…

By Alyssa Fried Posted in News

Fugees Reunion

September 28th, 2005

It looks like the Fugees’ reunion has been a productive one. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Prakazrel Michel have been working for two months with a new album release date of December 27 on the horizon. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Garbage Quells Fan Fears

September 28th, 2005

Garbage posted an open letter to their fans on their website to clear up all of the break-up rumors currently swirling around the media. The band confirms that they are merely on taking a break, spending their time with friends and family until they are ready to return to the studio. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

More Nirvana Rarities

September 28th, 2005

Sliver: The Best of the Box, a pared down version of With the Lights Out, is set for release November 1. The disc includes three previously unreleased tracks. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Wanted: Ted or Alive

September 28th, 2005

Ted Nugent will be getting a second reality show on OLN. Contestants will have to survive a week in the wilderness with Nugent, while competing in outdoor challenges. The show premieres on November 5. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Beatles Suit Action

September 28th, 2005

The white suit John Lennon wore on the Abbey Road album cover will be going up for auction via Julien’s, a US auction house. The suit is expected to sell for about $150,000. Also up for sale is a hearse owned by Lennon and featured in the 1973 documentary Imagine. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Matisyahu Live at the House of Blues 9/22/05

September 27th, 2005

It’s a cool, crisp evening in Los Angeles. A minyan (a gathering of 10 adult Jewish males who get together to participate in communal prayer) is forming mere steps from where I’m standing while a sea of yamakas and facial hair pass me by. The air is filled with excitement as young men and women converse in English with an occasional Yiddish or Hebrew word thrown in the mix for good measure. Some in the crowd carry miniature Israeli flags as they excitedly wave the light blue Star of David to and fro. No, I’m not in LA’s Fairfax District in front of the famous Canter’s Deli or around Melrose and La Brea on the Sabbath. I’m on Sunset. Read more…

By Ben De Leon Posted in Editorials

The Melvins – Mangled Demos From 1983

September 26th, 2005


Before It Was Gluey It Was

Here’s a nice piece of history unearthed. The Melvins earliest recordings Mangled Demos From 1983 never before released are now available with first renditions of eventual classics and alternates of vintage tunes. The Melvins first official album was released in 1986 and simply titled 8 Songs. This material predates even that seminal release and features the band’s original lineup: brief member Mike Dillard on drums, subsequent Mudhoney bass player Matt Lukin and Buzz Osbourne on vocals and guitar. Read more…

By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews

Darkness Album Info

September 25th, 2005

The Darkness will be releasing their second album One Way Ticket to Hell…And Back on November 29. The ten track disc is the follow-up to 2003’s Permission to Land. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Voodoo In Memphis

September 25th, 2005

Voodoo Music Experience festival has announced Memphis, Tennessee, as its new location. The festival will carry on after its home, New Orleans, was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. The festival will still take place Halloween weekend. Trent Reznor has confirmed Nine Inch Nails’ committment to the festival as headliner. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News