January 2010

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New Drowning Pool Single – "Feel Like I Do"

After months in a studio in New Jersey, earlier this week Drowning Pool posted the first taste of their upcoming album.  Details on the new record are coming soon, but you can check out the first single "Feel Like I Do" at www.DrowningPool.com.

Source: www.10thst.com

NOW That’s What I Call Love – Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Featuring 20 unforgettable love songs from today’s top artists, NOW That’s What I Call Love is the latest release from the hugely successful NOW That’s What I Call Music! series, which has collectively scanned more than 70 million units in the U.S. during the past decade.  A perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, NOW Love will be released on CD and digitally on January 26.

The NOW That’s What I Call Music! series is a joint venture from EMI Music North America, Sony Music Entertainment, and Universal Music Group.  NOW That’s What I Call Love will be distributed by EMI Music North America.  NOW and NOW That’s What I Call Music! are registered trademarks of EMI (IP) Limited.

The NOW That’s What I Call Music! series debuted in the U.S. in 1998 after the brand had been a multi-platinum international success for 15 years. The series has generated sales of over 200 million albums worldwide, including more than 74 million copies in the U.S.  Every album in the numbered U.S. series has reached the Billboard Top 10, with NOW 3 the first non-soundtrack, multi-artist collection in history to reach #1. 


NOW That’s What I Call Love (CD, digital)

Colbie Caillat                                                     Bubbly

Maroon 5                                                          She Will Be Loved

Lifehouse                                                          Whatever It Takes

3 Doors Down                                                    Here Without You

Nickelback                                                        Far Away

Daughtry                                                           Home  

David Cook                                                        Light On  

Hinder                                                               Lips Of An Angel

Hoobastank                                                       The Reason  

Howie Day                                                         Collide

Katy Perry                                                         Thinking Of You

Alicia Keys                                                        No One

Natasha Bedingfield featuring Sean Kingston        Love Like This

Leona Lewis                                                      Bleeding Love

Timbaland featuring OneRepublic                         Apologize

Jordin Sparks (Duet With Chris Brown)                No Air

Norah Jones                                                     Come Away With Me

Lonestar                                                           Amazed

Taylor Swift                                                       Love Story

Keith Urban                                                       Kiss A Girl

Source: www.emicap.com


Marky Ramones Blitzkrieg will embark on travels to New England to perform four exclusive shows. On 2/11 in Uncasville, CT, Marky Ramone and crew will perform a free show to the public – Doors @ 7pm. On 2/12 in Londonderry, NH and 2/13 in Scituate, MA the audience will get an up-close and personal view of the legendary drummer while they slam out Ramones hits and more. These dates will include a special meet & greet session. Finally the shows wrap up on Valentine’s Day 2/14 at the Tupelo Music Hall in Salisbury, MA, another intimate setting.

All shows will showcase Marky Ramones Blitzkrieg’s new song "When We Were Angels" that was recorded with Michale Graves (ex-Misfits). This can be exclusively downloaded on iTunes – The new song made its debut on Matt Pinfield and Leslie Fram’s morning show in NYC last week. Marky has also been playing the song on his radio show Marky Ramone’s Punk Rock Blitzkrieg.

Marky Ramone is best known for the 15 years he spent drumming for the legendary Ramones. Marky appeared in the cult classic film “Rock n Roll High School” in 1979, performed over 1700 shows and recorded over 15 albums (studio, live) with the Ramones. In 2002, Marky and his bandmates became the first punk rock ensemble to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Six years and going strong, Marky’s radio show on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio was rated the #2 show on the Faction channel in 2009. Also appearing on various T.V. shows (including Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations’ and IFC’s ZROCK). Marky shows no signs of slowing down as he continues to tour the world with his new band Marky Ramones Blitzkreig, with friends Michale Graves (ex-Misfits) on vocals, Alex Kane (guitar), Clare B (bass). The band plays all the classics that lead to Marky’s induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame!


02/11    Uncasville, CT               Mohegan Sun Casino – Wolf Den – FREE SHOW

02/12    Londonderry, NH         Tupelo Music Hall – Special Intimate Performance & Meet & Greet

02/13    Scituate, MA                The River Club- Special Intimate Performance & Meet & Greet

02/14    Salisbury, MA              Tupelo Music Hall

Source: www.vqpr.com


Grammy nominated rock powerhouse Stone Sour announced today the commencement of work on a new album for Roadrunner Records, their first in four years.  The band will record their third album in Nashville at Blackbird Studio with Grammy Award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver, Rush, Alice In Chains), who also produced 2006’s gold certified Come What(ever) May.  The new album is due out this summer.


Frontman Corey Taylor commented, “I cannot wait to make this Stone Sour album. Everything already feels a million times stronger than anything we’ve done in the past. Plus getting back together with Nick is going to mean monstrous things. This is the year for Stone Sour.”


Stone Sour’s 2006 sophomore album Come What(ever) May is CRIA Gold Certified, while the bands 2002 self titled debut is well over 40,000 units sold and featured the hit “Bother,” which was also the third single from the double platinum Spiderman Soundtrack.  Come What(ever) May spawned two Top 5 Rock Radio hits in Canada, including the bands first ever #1 single worldwide with 2006’s summer smash “Through Glass” and “Silly World.” “Through Glass” also marked the bands first crossover track in Canada, reaching the Top 20 at HAC.  Videos for both “Through Glass” and “Bother” peaked at #2 on the MuchMusic video countdown.  Stone Sour has to date received three Grammy nominations.


Stone Sour is Corey Taylor, James Root, Josh Rand, Shawn Economaki and Roy Mayorga.

Source: www.roadrunnerrecords.ca



January 19

Cliff And The Shadows/The Final Reunion/DVD

In 1959, a divine musical unit was forged, when charismatic pop icon Cliff Richard began recording with The Shadows. They later went their separate ways, each achieving chart success. In late 2009, the UK’s most successful musical partnership reunited to embark on an international tour. On The Final Reunion DVD, one witnesses the magic of this alliance as they celebrate the silver anniversary of their first collaboration. Filmed during a three-night stint at London’s O2 Arena, this DVD also features a 30-minute bonus feature with interviews and backstage footage.


The Wishing Tree/Ostara/CD

Shortly after the release of Marillion’s Less Is More CD (ERE, December 8), guitarist Steve Rothery and his band The Wishing Tree will release their new studio album Ostara. This lush, haunting collection of songs, caressed by the evocative vocals of singer Hannah Stobart, boasts live and studio tracks. Ten years after the release of their debut album, Carnival of Souls, The Wishing Tree continues to master the craft of unique, gorgeous progressive rock.


Status Quo/Pictures – Live at Montreux 2009/Blu-ray

There’s no slowing down for the Status Quo train. After the release of new studio album In Search Of The Fourth Chord (September 15) and live DVD Pictures – Live at Montreux (October 27), Eagle Rock will continue the quintessence of Quo with Pictures – Live at Montreux on Blu-ray. Filmed in July 2009, the band were touring in support of 2008’s Pictures CD, which charted at #8 and sold over a quarter of a million copies in the UK.  Lead by the dueling Telecasters of guitarists/vocalists Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt, Status Quo know how to bring the house down, and now their lively performance can be enjoyed in high-def!


January 26

Jethro Tull/Living With The Past/DVD

Jethro Tull are a musical powerhouse driven by the distinctive flute and wonderfully crafted melodies of Ian Anderson. "Living With The Past" is the definitive record of Jethro Tull live.  This stunning concert, captured on the band’s British and American tours in 2001, also features a unique reunion performance by the original 1968 Jethro Tull line-up.


February 16

Various Artists/Concert By The Lake/Blu-ray

Another stunning addition to the Eagle Blu-ray library, A Concert By The Lake features an all-star supergroup that convened at the historic Wintershall Estate in Surrey, England. This remarkable assemblage was brought together to play a benefit concert for HASTE – Heart and Stroke Trust Endeavour.  Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker took the reigns as musical director, leading guitarists Andy Fairweather Low and Mike Rutherford, keyboardist Paul Carrack, and drummer Henry Spinetti. Star soloists Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Roger Taylor, Katie Melua, and The Drifters all make appearances. This was originally released as the DVD Band du Lac: One Night Only Live via Eagle Rock on standard DVD.


February 23

Joan Armatrading/Steppin’ Out/DVD

Another welcome addition to the Rockpalast DVD series, Joan Armatrading’s Steppin’ Out will join Eagle’s recently released collection of performances from the German TV series, which includes Meat Loaf, Thin Lizzy, and UB40.  Filmed in 1980, just after the release of her album Me Myself I, Steppin’ Out captures the meteoric rise of this singer/songwriter, as she performs fifteen of her strong, passionate songs, including tracks from this classic album.  Not only does the DVD showcase this set at the packed Grugahalle in Essen, but also features a 1980 interview with the artist herself. 


Gary Moore/Definitive Montreux/2DVD-CD set

Following the release of Gary Moore’s Essential Montreux 5CD (which was just nominated for a Blues Music Award), Eagle Rock will release the Definitive Montreux 2DVD/CD set. After stints with Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II, and Skid Row, Moore embarked on a successful solo career in the ’80s. He established a lasting relationship with the famed Montreux Jazz Festival, and now, fans can enjoy watching these performances from one of Ireland’s best rock and blues guitarists.  Packed with four hours of boogie, blues, and barrelin’ riffs, this 2DVD/CD set takes highlights from 5 concerts, ranging from 1990 and 2001, and delivers them in one perfect package.


March 30

Free/Live at the Isle of Wight/DVD

Debuting in 1968, The Isle Of Wight Festival built a reputation as a cherished musical tradition. One of its more famous sets was in 1970, when a cornucopia of legendary acts peppered the line-up, such as Jethro Tull, The Who, and The Moody Blues. One of these bands was none other than England’s Free. Fronted by reigning rock vocalist Paul Rodgers, this vintage footage shows the band performing classic tunes such as "All Right Now," "Be My Friend," "I’m A Mover," and "Mr. Big."

Source: www.rebelmusic.ca

EMI Music Launches ‘Classic Albums’ Campaign, Exclusively on iTunes

EMI Music today launches a specially-priced “Classic Albums” album campaign online, featuring several of popular music’s most iconic recordings for only $7.99, exclusively on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com).  The two-week “Classic Albums” campaign begins today on iTunes and continues through January 25. 

EMI Music’s “Classic Albums” campaign features the following titles:

– Thirty Seconds To Mars: A Beautiful Lie (Virgin/EMI)

– The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (Capitol/EMI)

– Coldplay: A Rush of Blood to the Head (Capitol/EMI)

– David Bowie: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (Virgin/EMI)

– Gorillaz: Demon Days (Virgin/EMI)

– John Lennon: Imagine (Capitol/EMI)

– Norah Jones: Come Away With Me (Blue Note/EMI)

– Paul McCartney & Wings: Band on the Run (Capitol/EMI)

– Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (Virgin/EMI)

– Radiohead: OK Computer (Capitol/EMI)

– The Verve: Urban Hymns (Virgin/EMI)

Source: www.emicap.com

Flogging Molly To Release ‘Live At The Greek Theatre’ Concert DVD/2-CD On March 2

"Good evening Los Angeles, we’re Flogging Molly and this is what we do." Those were the first words from singer Dave King on the evening of September 12, 2009, when Flogging Molly took the stage at the legendary Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. For a man who twelve years prior was playing at the helm of what was arguably a local bar band, headlining the Greek Theatre was surely a crowning achievement for him and his six compatriots.

Born at an Irish pub called Molly Malone’s on Hollywood’s Fairfax Blvd, Flogging Molly rose from relative obscurity through years of hard work and relentless touring, blending traditional Irish folk instrumentation with heartfelt punk rock. Never lacking for confidence and swagger, the band respectfully declined to accept an award from the LA Weekly in 1998 for ‘best bar band’, as they had much bigger dreams and aspirations than that title conveyed. Remarkably enough, only weeks before the Greek Theatre show, Flogging Molly was awarded an official Gold record plaque from the RIAA for their 2002 release, Drunken Lullabies. 500,000 units sold in this day and age is no small feat for any act, and once again it is a testament to the band’s foresight and evidence of the impact of their music on the throngs of fans that they play in front of each year.

LIVE AT THE GREEK THEATRE is both a DVD and double CD of Flogging Molly’s amazing performance in all its glory. 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 first hand. 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 recent release ‘Float’.

LIVE AT THE GREEK THEATRE will be in stores on March 2nd, 2010 and also includes interviews and candid backstage bonus features. This is the ultimate All Access pass into the world of Flogging Molly at a truly legendary Los Angeles venue, and in addition to the DVD of the performance and two audio CDs the package includes a booklet with amazing photos from the entire night.

Source: www.rebelmusic.ca