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OMD to Reunite

December 30th, 2005

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, aka OMD, are reuniting for a new album and tour. The original line-up has not performed together since 1989. Warm-up dates are due in the UK next September with the album and full tour following in the spring of 2007. Read more…

By Anonymous Posted in News

DMX Leaves Def Jam

December 30th, 2005

Upon his release from Riker’s Island, DMX will be leaving Def Jam Records in favor of Sony Music. He is hoping the move will help keep him out of trouble. For this same reason, he turned down an offer from 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records. DMX was jailed after violating the terms of his release after a 2004 arrest. Read more…

By Anonymous Posted in News

Canada vs. MP3s

December 30th, 2005

According to recent poll, 91% of Canadians support copyright protection and ensuring artists are compensated for the distribution of their work. The Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) is hoping that this poll will be reason enough for politicians to enforce stronger laws against illegal downloading. However, politicians in the capital of Ottawa have generally not supported Internet control regulations. Read more…

By Anonymous Posted in News

Mariah Outsells Fiddy

December 30th, 2005

Mariah Carey’s comeback The Emancipation of Mimi has turned out to be the best-selling album of 2005, nudging 50 Cent’s The Massacre down to No. 2. The 4.86-million-seller earned Carey eight Grammy nominations and a place next to Elvis as the artist with the most No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 after the Beatles. Both Carey and Presley have had seventeen No. 1 singles each. The Beatles had twenty. Read more…

By Anonymous Posted in News

Oasis Prep EP

December 30th, 2005

Noel Gallagher is rethinking Oasis’s January break as an opportunity to move up the release date of the band’s next EP. Says Gallagher, “If we spend January recording and mixing it, it could be out for the summer.” He has yet to run this idea past brother Liam. Read more…

By Anonymous Posted in News

Libertines Tell All

December 29th, 2005

February 23 will see the release of The Libertines: Bound Together a new book documenting the history of The Libertines. Beginning with the meeting of Pete Doherty and Carl Barat and following the band’s tumultuous history through August 2005, the book contains new photographs and interviews compiled over the last three and a half years. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Who to Tour in 2006

December 29th, 2005

Pete Townshend confirmed rumors that The Who would tour in 2006. Townshend posted on Christmas Eve that “a very, very cool” surprise would would be announced in June and the tour will kick off soon after. Townshend and frontman Roger Daltrey are also hoping to bring the show to pay-per-view and internet audiences with proceeds benefiting charities. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

45 Grave – Only The Good Die Young

December 29th, 2005


Take Two

It’s incredibly hard to discuss an album when one of the members has died and the album is released posthumously. 45 Grave doesn’t make it any easier with Only the Good Die Young. A re-release of a 1988 reunion show with all of the original members is contained inside, allowing young fans to see what the classic goth-punk band really was like back when they stormed the earth. Unfortunately, it isn’t pretty. Read more…

By Joe Ellis Posted in Reviews

Sam Champion – Slow Rewind

December 27th, 2005


WTF

With Christmas just days past, it seems customary to shed some holiday spirit in the form of gifts. Here’s a holiday tip: If someone purchased Sam Champion’s Slow Rewind for you, rewrap, regift, and save your time. Read more…

By Jeanette Honig Posted in Reviews

Free Stones Gig in Rio

December 26th, 2005

The Rolling Stones will be playing a free concert this February to a lucky audience of 1.5 million Brazilians. Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach typically hosts such a large audience every New Year’s Eve and city hall officials are expecting the Stones show to repeat the occasion. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News