February 2010

The Cash Family, Rick Rubin Ask a Favor of You…

The Cash family, Rick Rubin and Lost Highway Records are coming to you to ask a favor.

Next Friday, February 26, 2010 is Johnny Cash’s 78th birthday and to celebrate his life, we’re encouraging everyone – worldwide – to wear black for Johnny on his birthday.

Since you are in a position to spread the gospel far and wide, we would like to ask that you use the resources we’re providing to help us get the word out in anyway you are able. This includes websites, social networking sites, Twitter, eblasts, radio/TV appearances and most of all, having you wear black on 2/26 to remember Johnny and the voice he gave to the poor and beaten-down.

Press Assets can be accessed HERE.

What You Can Do:

* Wear Black on February 26

* Post "Wear Black For Johnny" press assets to your website

* For those of you on Facebook:

Attend the "Johnny Cash’s 78th Birthday" Event (

Post information to your wall

Upload photo of yourself wearing black to your profile

Invite your friends to join

* Email or Tweet information to your friends/fans letting them know you’re wearing black for Johnny on 2/26 and encouraging them to wear black too.

Source: HER PR

S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival 2010: Now Accepting Artist Submission Applications

The 15th annual S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival will take place in downtown St. Catharines, Ontario on Sunday June 27th 2010.  With over 160 performer slots across multiple stages and venues, S.C.E.N.E. is one of Canada’s largest one-day, all-ages music festivals and a premiere destination for showcasing independent music.  The festival attracts over 6000 fans to downtown St. Catharines each year.

Past performers include Bedouin Soundclash, Every Time I Die, City & Colour, The Creepshow, Saint Alvia, Alexisonfire, The Midway State, Billy Talent, Arkells, Constantines, Lights, Teenage Head, illScarlett, Cancer Bats, Attack in Black, Shad, Silverstein, Polar Bear Club, Faber Drive, Del the Funky Homosapien, and many of the best and brightest talents in independent music today.

Artist Submission Applications are now available online at the official S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival website at: www.scenemusicfestival.com

Artists may also submit an application with EPK (electronic press kit) via Sonicbids at: www.sonicbids.com/Opportunity/OpportunityView.aspx?c=4159.

The deadline date for submitting applications is April 3, 2010.   Please visit the S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival website for further information.

Further inquiries regarding the festival can be sent to jennifer@scenemusicfestival.com.

Source: www.rebelmusic.ca


Finnish rockers HIM have released their 7th studio album today, entitled Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice. Produced by Matt Squire (The Used, All Time Low, Saosin) Ville described the new album as "the most sexual album we’ve ever made."

The band also just unveiled a video interview of Ville chatting with BBC Radio 1 Rock Show host Daniel P. Carter. In the clip Ville talks about the influences behind the new album and the excitement of recording a session at the famous BBC studios. The clip can be seen here.

To commemorate the albums release Ville has recorded a video welcoming fans to the new record. You can view the video here.

For more info visit www.heartagram.com

Source: www.totalassault.com


The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is pleased to announce the induction of hard-rock band, April Wine, to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In 2009, the group marked its 40th anniversary – a celebrated span of time that has produced an impressive repertoire of hits among its 16 studio albums – all which have surpassed gold status. April Wine will receive their honour at THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, on Sunday, April 18th during CTV’s live broadcast.

“With the release of their debut album in 1971, April Wine kicked off a remarkable run of hit records both in Canada and around the world,” said Melanie Berry, President & CEO of CARAS. “For 40 years, the band has given music fans great songs to rock to and live shows to remember. Their induction to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame is exceptionally deserving, and highlights a long history of musical accomplishments.”

“To be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame is a tremendous honour; and on behalf of all April Wine members, past and present, a heartfelt thank you to the JUNO Awards. I look forward to the presentation in Newfoundland on April 18th,” said Myles Goodwyn, lead member of the band.

For more information about the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, or to download photos of April Wine, go to www.junoawards.ca.

JUNO Week takes place April 12-18, 2010, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, culminating in the live broadcast of THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS, Sunday, April 18 on CTV.

Source: www.junoawards.ca

Flogging Molly ‘Live At The Greek Theatre’ – Streaming Link

LIVE AT THE GREEK THEATRE is both a DVD and double CD of Flogging Molly’s amazing performance on September 12, 2009 at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Directed by Kevin Custer, LIVE AT THE GREEK THEATRE is a must have for all Flogging Molly fans and a uniquely special introduction for those music fans that have yet to experience Flogging Molly’s uniquely powerful show. Playing songs from all of their albums throughout their ninety minute set, Flogging Molly has never looked or sounded better, as the event was shot with 8 high definition cameras including a jib crane and the audio was mixed by Grammy award winning engineer Ryan Hewitt, who co-produced the band’s most recent release ‘Float’. LIVE AT THE GREEK THEATRE will be in stores on March 2nd, 2010.

GREEN 17 TOUR is Flogging Molly’s annual countdown to St Patrick’s Day. The tour is in its sixth year running and will hit 28 U.S. cities starting in Rochester, NY on Feb.9 and ending on St. Patrick’s Day in Phoenix, AZ.  Frank Turner will be the main support act for the tour.

NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO: Along with the live album and tour comes the band’s latest single and video for "Punch Drunk Grinning Soul" from their latest album ‘Float’.  Look for the video with an extended version that includes a PSA done by singer Dave King and his father-in-law. The topic is PTSD and war veterans. The video also carries the same theme and is very powerful.


2/14/2010 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz^

2/16/2010 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues^

2/17/2010 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues^

2/18/2010 – Charleston, SC – The Music Farm^

2/19/2010 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore^

2/20/2010 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues^

2/22/2010 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva^

2/23/2010 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live!^

2/25/2010 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre^

2/26/2010 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory^

2/27/2010 – Boston, MA – House of Blues^

2/28/2010 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory^

3/2/2010 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom^

3/3/2010 – University Park, PA – Robeson Center Alumni Hall/ Penn State Univ.*

3/4/2010 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavillion^

3/5/2010 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues^

3/6/2010 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore^

3/8/2010 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room^

3/9/2010 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s^

3/10/2010 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant^

3/12/2010 – Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Club^

3/13/2010 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom^

3/14/2010 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater*

3/15/2010 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom*

3/17/2010 – Tempe, AZ – Tempe Beach Park*

^ Frank Turner is main support on this date

* no Frank Turner on this date

Source: www.rebelmusic.ca

Jeff Beck – Grammy Award And Canadian Double Platinum Sales

Jeff Beck’s legacy of excellence continues, as his Performing This Week…Live at Ronnie Scott’s  musical trifecta (Eagle Rock Entertainment) continues to earn accolades. He was honored with "Best Rock Instrumental Performance" for his moving interpretation of "A Day In The Life" from the Performing This Week… CD at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, where he delivered a tribute to Les Paul with Imelda May on their performance of "How High The Moon."


Additionally, the DVD, released March 2009 via Eagle Rock, still resides on the music DVD SoundScan charts after 44 weeks, and is now Canadian Double Platinum. This, along with the Grammy, are a welcome addition to a stellar year of success, which included a #2 chart position for the DVD on the Canadian music DVD Soundscan charts, and an induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.


"Eagle Rock Entertainment couldn’t be more thrilled and proud of Jeff’s winning the GRAMMY for Instrumental Rock Song of the Year. This just highlights how great a guitar player he is.  Truly as good as it gets!" said Mike Carden, Eagle Rock Entertainment’s President of Operations for North America.


Released last year on CD, DVD, and Blu-ray, Performing This Week… is a showcase of immeasurable talent. Recorded over a series of performances at London’s Ronnie Scott’s jazz club, Beck, buoyed by bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, and keyboardist Jason Rebello, sonically soars on a multitude of tracks.  Generating steam in all genres, Beck and his band tackle rock, blues, Bolero, boogie, jazz, ballads, and, as evidenced, a spectacular interpretation of The Beatles. 

Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton also recently announced a pair of Canadian tour dates happening this month, which are already being heralded as the must-see shows of this decade. 


Jeff Beck & Eric Clapton: Upcoming Canadian Tour Dates:

Sunday, February 21, 2010  – Toronto, Canada @ Air Canada Centre

Monday, February 22, 2010 –  Montreal, Canada @ Bell Centre

Source: www.rebelmusic.ca

The Beatles & Cirque du Soleil’s ‘All Together Now’ film wins GRAMMY Award

At the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, ‘All Together Now,’ the feature-length documentary about the making of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil® won the GRAMMY for Best Long Form Music Video (Adrian Wills, director; Martin Bolduc and Jonathan Clyde, producers). 

’All Together Now’ details the story behind the unique partnership between The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil that resulted in the creation and 2006 launch of LOVE at The Mirage in Las Vegas.  Available on DVD, the film also documents the creation of the show’s music, the experimental Beatles soundscape album of the same name, which garnered two GRAMMY Awards for its producers, Sir George Martin and Giles Martin, in the categories of Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or other Visual Medium and Surround Sound Album.

LOVE, a Cirque du Soleil creation and co-production with The Beatles’ company, Apple Corps Ltd., celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles and is presented exclusively at The Mirage in Las Vegas.  This joint artistic venture marks the first time that Apple Corps Ltd. has agreed to a major theatrical partnership.  The project was born out of a personal friendship and mutual admiration between the late George Harrison and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté.

LOVE opened to rave reviews on June 30, 2006 and has played to more than 1.6 million audience members.

www.thebeatles.com       www.cirquedusoleil.com/love

Source: www.emicap.com


Landmark year, landmark city: Canada’s Music Awards returns home to celebrate in grand style. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), along with broadcast partner CTV, are pleased to announce Toronto, Ontario, as the Host City for the 2011 JUNO Awards, marking its 40th anniversary next year. The Awards’ celebration dubbed JUNO Week will take place March 21-27, 2011, culminating in the live CTV broadcast of THE JUNO AWARDS, Sunday, March 27 from the Air Canada Centre.

“The JUNO Awards has had such a significant impact on Canada and the Canadian music industry over the past 40 years. There is much to celebrate and reflect upon within four decades of accomplishments, and we can’t think of a more fitting city to host the festivities than Toronto,” said Melanie Berry, President & CEO of CARAS. “Toronto is sure to put its own vibrant and distinct personality to Canada’s most recognizable music awards show — a perfect convergence of music, culture, diversity and industry.”

“We invite Canadians from across the country to join the party in Toronto for what is surely to be one of the most festive JUNO Awards ever,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “With both the 40th anniversary of the JUNO Awards and the 10th anniversary of CTV’s partnership with CARAS, there is lots to celebrate, and I’m sure Toronto will be the consummate host.”

CARAS selected Toronto, Ontario, based on its strong bid and the solid partnership presented by the Province of Ontario, City of Toronto and the private sector led by Tourism Toronto.

“The Ontario Media Development Corporation is thrilled to help bring the JUNO Awards back to Toronto for its milestone anniversary,” said OMDC President & CEO Karen Thorne-Stone. “Ontario is recognized as a global leader in the music and cultural media industries and the JUNO Awards provide a wonderful opportunity to showcase our fabulous music industry – a key component of Ontario’s burgeoning knowledge economy.”

“I am very pleased that the City of Toronto is bringing the JUNO Awards home to Canada’s entertainment capital to celebrate its 40th anniversary,” said Toronto Mayor David Miller. “The 2011 JUNO Awards, in combination with winning the rights to host a number of other important international events, will boost Toronto’s economy and enhance the strength of our vital tourism sector.”

Toronto is widely considered to be a cultural, entertainment and economic capital of Canada. A unique creative spirit and eclectic environment thrives in cosmopolitan Toronto, making it a top-rated international destination for premier performing arts events and cultural festivals, all set against a backdrop of unique architecture and world class venues. Toronto is an urban mecca rich with heritage, and proudly recognized as one of the world’s most multicultural cities.

“We are thrilled that the JUNO Awards has chosen Toronto,” said David Whitaker, President & CEO of Tourism Toronto. “We look forward to the opportunity of hosting such a prestigious event and helping present the city and Canada’s musical gemstone on the world stage.”

The JUNO Awards history dates back to 1970 when the inaugural Gold Leaf Awards were held in Toronto as an industry awards event. In 1971, it became recognized as the JUNO Awards in honour of Pierre Juneau, the first chairman of the Canadian Radio-Television Commission (CRTC). Today, the JUNO Awards have evolved from a one-day awards event to a weeklong celebration featuring events that attract thousands of music fans from across the country and abroad. Stay tuned in the coming months for event announcements celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the JUNO Awards.

Since CTV first partnered with CARAS in 2002, the JUNO Awards have travelled city to city across Canada starting in St. John’s, NL, and followed by Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008), and Vancouver (2009). 2010 marks the return of the JUNO Awards to St. John’s, airing live on CTV on Sunday, April 18.

Source: www.junoawards.ca