New Things To Come

15 05 2008

Thanks for checking in!  Some things are happening that will be much better than what you are used to coming to this blog for.  Please check back every so often for more details.

I promise it will be really cool.🙂

Jonathan





Weekly Music News Brief, April 28

28 04 2008

Weekly Music News Brief for 4/14/2008 – 4/28/2008

April 28, 2008

COACHELLA WRAP UP

E STREET BAND KEYBOARDIST DANNY FEDERICI DIES AGED 58

15-YEAR OLD, TEEN STAR MILEY CYRUS (HANNAH MONTANA) APOLOGIZES FOR VANITY FAIR SEMI-NUDE PHOTO SPREAD

COLDPLAY TO GIVE FIRST SINGLE OFF NEW ALBUM AWAY FOR FREE, VIA WEBSITE DOWNLOAD

BON JOVI SHOW DELAYED BECAUSE OF BOMB THREAT

RAY CHARLES’ CHILDREN SUE FORMER MANAGER

JUDGE ORDERS DNA TEST FOR JAMES BROWN’S ‘SON’

GRATEFUL DEAD DONATE ARCHIVE TO CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY

METALLICA FINALLY COMING AROUND?  EXPLORING ‘RADIOHEAD TECHNIQUE’ FOR INTERNET ALBUM RELEASE

GUNS N’ ROSES NEGOTIATING TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT PENNING OPERA

JOSE GONZALES GETS REMIXED, ANNOUNCES SUMMER TOUR DATES

WEEZER’S NEW ALBUM DUE ON JUNE 24

AC/DC ALBUM WITH PRODUCER BRENDAN O’BRIEN FINISHED, LATE 2008 RELEASE DATE

CONOR OBERST TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM, NO BRIGHT EYES: DUE IN AUGUST

ROGER MCGUINN’S PERSONAL BYRDS ARCHIVE TO BE RELEASED

SCOTT WEILAND RECORDING SOLO CD WITH PRODUCER STEVE ALBINI

BEN FOLDS EYES SEPTEMBER FOR NEW ALBUM

RAPPER YOUNG BUCK LEAVES G-UNIT

LOU REED AND PARTNER LAURIE ANDERSON WED IN COLORADO

AMY WINEHOUSE AND HUSBAND: NO DIVORCE YET

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN BACKS OBAMA





Weekly Music News Brief, April 14

13 04 2008

Weekly Music News Brief for 4/7/2008 – 4/14/2008

April 14, 2008

BOB DYLAN WINS SPECIAL PULITZER PRIZE

ROCKER PETE DOHERTY ARRESTED FOR PROBATION VIOLATION, IN JAIL FOR 14 WEEKS

ELTON JOHN CONCERT RAISES $2.5 MILLION FOR HILARY CLINTON

GEORGE STRAIT BACK ON TOP, BUMPS R.E.M. FROM TOP SPOT ON CHARTS

KANYE WEST LAUNCHES TRAVEL SERVICE COMPANY

ARE YOU READY FOR A 500,000 SONG IPOD?

AMY WINEHOUSE CUT FROM U.S. CHARITY EVENT

CHARLIE DANIELS UPSET AT ‘GUITAR HERO III’ FOR VERSION OF ‘DEVIL WENT DOWN IN GEORGIA’

PROCTER & GAMBLE GET INTO HIP-HOP BUSINESS, LAUNCHES LABEL WITH DEF JAM

AFTER ‘FIRING’ FROM VELVET REVOLVER, SINGER SCOTT WEILAND BACK WITH STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – ANNOUNCES MASSIVE TOUR DATES, PLANS FOR NEW ALBUM

U2 WORKING ON NEW ALBUM WITH JOSHUA TREE PRODUCTION DUO, DANIEL LANOIS AND BRIAN ENO – OUT IN LATE 2008

PRINCE TO HEADLINE COACHELLA

COLDPLAY’S CHRIS MARTIN TALKS ABOUT NEW ALBUM, TRACK LISTING REVEALED

AC/DC WORKING WITH PRODUCER BRENDAN O’BRIEN (PEARL JAM, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE) ON NEW ALBUM

AXL ROSE REPORTEDLY PLAYING NEW ‘GUNS N’ ROSES’ ALBUM TO RECORD EXECS

STROKES GUITARIST, ALBERT HAMMOND JR., COMPLETES SECOND SOLO ALBUM – DUE IN JUNE

LISTEN: MOTLEY CRUE’S FIRST SINGLE AND TITLE SONG, ‘SAINTS OF LOS ANGELES,’ FROM UPCOMING ALBUM – DUE OUT SUMMER 2008

RUMORS: METALLICA TO HEADLINE OZZFEST 2008

NEIL YOUNG TO HEADLINE SPAIN’S ‘ROCK IN RIO MADRID’ ON JUNE 27

JOHN MAYER ANNOUNCES SUMMER TOUR DATES

KELLER WILLIAMS ANNOUNCES LIVE ALBUM DETAILS AND SUMMER TOUR DATES

SPRINGSTEEN BRINGS OUT RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’S TOM MORELLO TO JAM WITH THE E. STREET BAND

FEIST MAKES APPEARANCE ON SESAME STREET – SINGS “1234”

SINGER NORAH JONES ACTS IN ‘BLUEBERRY NIGHTS’

MARILYN MANSON’S ABSINTHE, ‘MANSINTHE,’ WINS GOLD MEDAL AT INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

DMX FRAT HOUSE CONCERT ENDS AFTER THREE SONGS, CROWD MACED BY PRIVATE SECURITY

VANILLA ICE RELEASED FROM JAIL AFTER BEING ARRESTED FOR SHOVING WIFE

BRITNEY SPEARS CAUSES AUTO ACCIDENT

FOLKSTER DEVENDRA BANHART DATING ACTRESS NATALIE PORTMAN





Weekly Music News Brief, April 7

6 04 2008

Weekly Music News Brief for 3/25/2008-4/7/2008

April 7, 2008

JAZZ DRUMMER ALLAN GANLEY DEAD AGED 77

ITUNES PASSES WAL-MART AS TOP U.S. MUSIC PROVIDER

MYSPACE SIGNS DEAL WITH THREE MAJOR LABELS, READIES LAUNCH OF MUSIC SERVICE

U2 SIGNS 12-YEAR DEAL WITH LIVE NATION

JAY-Z SIGNS $150 MILLION DEAL WITH LIVE NATION

POWER COUPLE: JAY-Z, BEYONCE GET MARRIED

VELVET REVOLVER KICKS SINGER SCOTT WEILAND OUT OF THE BAND

BON JOVI GUITARIST RICHIE SAMBORA ARRESTED FOR DUI

MARIAH CAREY BREAKS ELVIS’ CHART RECORD, SCORES 18TH #1 SINGLE

ELTON JOHN BACKS ELVIS COSTELLO TV SHOW TO RUN ON SUNDANCE CHANNEL

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, TICKETMASTER PARTNER FOR FREE DIGITAL ALBUM THROUGH ITUNES

PROCOL HARUM’S BOOKER WINS RIGHTS BACK TO “A WHITER SHADE OF PALE”

RARE VIOLIN MIGHT SELL FOR $1.5 MILLION

PORTISHEAD TO DEBUT NEW ALBUM, THIRD, ON U.K. TELEVISION

ROLLING STONES SHINE AT LONDON FILM PREMIERE

LED ZEPPELIN HAS NO PLANS TO RELEASE ‘REUNION CONCERT’ ON CD/DVD, EVEN THOUGH THEY RECORDED AND FILMED IT

METALLICA TO PREVIEW NEW ALBUM LIVE THIS SUMMER

EARLY REVIEW: VAN MORRISON DOCUMENTARY, VAN MORRISON: UNDER REVIEW 1964-1974

SEX PISTOLS TO RELEASE FIRST EVER CONCERT DVD THIS SUMMER

THE MELVINS PREP NEW CD AND DVD

LOLLAPALOOZA 2008 LINEUP LEAKED: RADIOHEAD, RACONTEURS, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE…

RADIOHEAD LAUNCH SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE

WITH GREG ALLMAN AILING, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS POSTPONE ANNUAL BEACON THEATER RUN

LEONARD COHEN TO KICK OFF WORLD TOUR ON MAY 10

2008 OZZFEST DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

GEORGE MICHAEL ANNOUNCES FULL U.S. TOUR DATES

ANNA NICOLE SMITH OPERA IN THE WORKS

MARY J. BLIGE OBSESSED WITH SHOES

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK ANNOUNCE REUNION

ROLLING STONE MAGS SPRING CD PREVIEW





Weekly Music News Brief, March 24

24 03 2008

Weekly Music News Brief for 3/17/2008-3/24/2008

March 24, 2008

MAMBO PIONEER, ISRAEL ‘CACHAO’ LOPEZ, DIES AGED 89

BEATLES BUSINESS PARTNER & MENTOR NEIL ASPINALL DIES AGED 66

LEGENDARY REGGAE BROADCASTER MICHAEL ‘MIKEY DREAD’ CAMPBELL DIES AGED 54

STEELHEART DRUMMER FOUND DEAD, AGED 42

SINGER CORINNE BAILEY’S HUSBAND FOUND DEAD OF DRUG OVERDOSE

GRAMMY-WINNING TEJANO SINGER EMILIO NEVARIA CRITICALLY INJURED IN BUS CRASH

SEAN ‘DIDDY’ COMBS SAYS TUPAC SHAKUR ATTACK ACCUSATIONS “A LIE”

R.E.M.’S MICHEL STIPE ADMITS HE IS GAY

EX-BEACH BOYS SETTLE BAND NAME DISPUTE

LIMEWIRE LAUNCHES PAY FOR MUSIC SERVICE

ITUNES ACCIDENTALLY LEAKS NEW RACONTEURS ALBUM

LAWYERS FOR THE BEATLES SUE TO KEEP EARLY RECORDINGS FROM BEING RELEASED

JOHN LENNON’S FINAL INTERVIEW RELEASED

E STREET BAND KEYBOARDISTS RETURNS TO STAGE AFTER CANCER BATTLE

THE DUELING BOB MARLEY DOCUMENTARIES

TWO MUSICAL TRIBUTES ANNOUNCED FOR LATE GUITARIST JEFF HEALY

MILE HIGH MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED IN COLORADO

QUEEN PLOTS NEW ALBUM AND TOUR WITH SINGER PAUL RODGERS

KRAFTWERK TO PLAY HANDFUL OF U.S. SHOWS

VAN HALEN RESCHEDULES CANCELED U.S. SHOWS

TIM REYNOLDS REFORMS TRIO FOR SELECT TOUR DATES

GEORGE MICHAEL TO TOUR THE U.S. – 19 SHOWS

BOSTON TO TOUR WITH NEW LINEUP – 42 SHOWS

JAY-Z, MARY J. BLIGE KICK OFF U.S TOUR IN MIAMI

NEW MADONNA ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON MOBILE PHONES BEFORE IT HITS STORES

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE RELEASE FIRST SINGLE OFF NEW ALBUM – 8 MINUTES 35 SECONDS LONG

STREAM DEATH CABS NEW SINGLE HERE

COLDPLAY NEW ALBUM PREVIEW, DUE THIS SUMMER

THE KOOKS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND WORLD TOUR

BECK, WILCO, PANIC ADDED TO SAN FRAN’S OUTSIDE LANDS MUSIC FESTIVAL

COUNTING CROWS, MAROON 5 PLAN EXTENSIVE JOINT SUMMER TOUR

RYAN ADAMS LAUNCHES BLOG, WORKS ON NEW ALBUM

AUSTRIAN MONKS SIGN MAJOR LABEL ALBUM DEAL

‘THE DOORS,’ CLASSIC ALBUMS DVD TO BE RELEASED ON APRIL 22

NEW ALANIS MORISSETTE ALBUM DUE ON JUNE 10

AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER GIVES AWAY FREE MOBY DOWNLOADS FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

DOLLY PARTON RELEASES NEW ALBUM ON HER OWN LABEL

EARLY REVIEW OF R.E.M.’S NEW ALBUM, ACCELERATE – DUE APRIL 1

OF MONTREAL IN STUDIO CUTTING THEIR NINTH ALBUM

TWISTED SISTER GUITARIST RE-RECORDS HIT SONG “I WANT TO ROCK,” RENAMING IT “I WANT BARACK” – WATCH VIDEO

KORN GUITARIST DATING CARMEN ELECTRA





Weekly Music New Brief, March 17

17 03 2008

Weekly Music News Brief for 3/10/2008-3/17/2008

March 17, 2008

NEW REPORT LINKS SEAN ‘P. DIDDY’ COMBS’ ASSOCIATES TO TUPAC SHAKUR’S 1994 SHOOTING

REGGAE MUSICIAN MIKEY DREAD DIES OF BRAIN TUMOR

SAXOPHONIST MARTIN FIERRO DIES AGED 66

FORMER ABBA DRUMMER FOUND DEAD

WOMAN STABS HUSBAND TO DEATH OVER SPRINGSTEEN CD

PAUL MCCARTNEY DIVORCE TO COST HIM MILLIONS

HEATHER MILLS RECEIVES $50 MILLION SETTLEMENT

MORE BANDS GIVING AWAY FREE MUSIC

NINE INCH NAILS NETS $1.6 MILLION IN FIRST WEEK OF DIGITAL ALBUM RELEASE

THE MUSE TO TAKE A DIFFERENT RELEASE APPROACH AS WELL

NAPSTER STRIKES DEAL WITH MOBILE PHONE PROVIDER

SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST RECAPS:

VAN MORRISON ‘CLASSICALLY CRANKY’ AS FESTIVAL OPENER

RIOT ERUPTS AT ARTIST SHOWCASE

FESTIVAL EMBRACES HIP-HOP IN 2008

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: ‘FIVE GREAT NIGHTS’

DALLAS MORNING NEWS: SHATTERED EXPECTATIONS, HAPPY SURPRISES

LOS ANGELES TIMES: THE BEATING HEART OF THE FESTIVAL

CMT’S BANDS TO CHECK OUT

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL RECAP

CELEBRITY CHEF RACHEL RAY SPONSORS ARTIST SHOWCASE FOR HUSBAND’S BAND

REVIEW – CLAPTON, WINWOOD SHOWS AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

RARE MOZART PAINTING AUTHENTICATED

CARRIE UNDERWOOD INVITED TO JOIN THE GRAND OLE OPRY

OZZY OSBOURNE LEAVES BLACK SABBATH REUNION TALKS OPEN

NEW PORTISHEAD SINGLE COMING NEXT MONTH

NIKKI SIXX SAYS NEW MOTLEY CRUE ALBUM ON SCHEDULE

NEW METALLICA ALBUM TO BE RELEASED IN SEPTEMBER 2008

CLASSIC METALLICA ALBUMS TO BE REISSUED ON VINYL

LIARS TO SUPPORT RADIOHEAD ON U.S. TOUR

EDDIE VEDDER AUCTIONS CONCERT ITEMS FOR DEFENSE FUND FOR WEST MEMPHIS THREE

MICHAEL JACKSON SAVES NEVERLAND RANCH

PAUL MCCARTNEY’S DAUGHTER PREGNANT





Weekly Music New Brief, March 10

11 03 2008

Weekly Music News Brief for 3/3/2008-3/10/2008

March 10, 2008

2008 ROCK N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME:

2008 INDUCTEES

HALL OF FAME EVENT RECAP – PRESENTERS AND PERFORMERS

BACKSTAGE AT THE EVENT

MADONNA INDUCTED

VAN HALEN SCRAPS 17 MORE SHOWS AMID MYSTERY AILMENT

JAZZ BASSIST DENNIS IRWIN DEAD AT 56

SAXOPHONIST/BANDLEADER PHIL BODNER DEAD AT 90

AUSTIN’S SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE:

WIRED’S 10 BANDS TO SEE AT SXSW

SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FILM FESTIVAL BOASTS INDIE FILMS

NOTES FROM THE SXSW SHOWROOM FLOOR

19 SXSW STAR-MAKING PERFORMANCES – PHOTO GALLERY

SONYBMG, WE7 DEAL WILL ALLOW FANS TO STREAM ENTIRE SONY CATALOG FOR FREE – SPRINGSTEEN, FOO FIGHTERS, JOHNNY CASH

APPLE DENIES CLAIMS THAT BEATLES CATALOG WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

COURTNEY LOVE CLAIMS MASSIVE KURT COBAIN FRAUD – U.S. POLICE INVESTIGATING

SCIENTISTS PEEK INSIDE JAZZ MUSICIANS’ BRAINS TO SEE HOW ‘IMPROV’ WORKS

RAPPER, THE GAME, RELEASED FROM PRISION

SIGUR ROS PUTS DOCUMENTARY HEIMA ON YOUTUBE IN ITS ENTIRETY

WATCH: SIGUR ROS, HEIMA

LEONARD COHEN ANNOUNCES FIRST TOUR IN 15 YEARS

RADIOHEAD TO PLAY FREE BBC GIG

NEIL YOUNG JOINS RADIOHEAD ON BILL AT DENMARK’S ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

WHITE RABBITS JOIN RADIOHEAD’S LABEL, ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND DEBUTING NEW SONGS ON SUMMER TOUR – ANNOUNCE UPCOMING ALBUM PLANS AND SUMMER TOUR DATES

R.E.M. TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM ON SOCIAL NETWORKING APPLICATION, ILIKE/FACEBOOK

ROLLING STONES ANNOUNCE TRACK LISTING FOR SCORSESE DOCUMENTARY SOUNDTRACK

MY MORNING JACKET REVEALS NEW ALBUM TRACK LIST – DUE JUNE 10

NEW METALLICA ALBUM WITH PRODUCER RICK RUBIN SHOULD BE FINISHED IN SIX WEEKS

BEASTIE BOYS CURRENTLY RECORDING NEW ALBUM

PETE TOWNSEND NOT WRITING SONGS FOR NEW WHO ALBUM – WANTS TO RECRUIT OTHERS TO DO SO

DEF LEPPARD, TIM MCGRAW TEAM UP WITH NBA FOR SONG

IGGY POP, JEFF TWEEDY ON ‘LIL’ BUSH’ DVD

DAFT PUNK TO RELEASE ‘EXPERIMENTAL’ DVD, ELECTROMA, ON JUNE 22

BON JOVI ASKS FANS FOR FILM FOOTAGE FOR FORTHCOMING DOCUMENTARY

MUDHONEY CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY

LISTEN: JOSEPH ARTHUR’S NEW SINGLE “SHADOW OF LIES”

WHITESNAKE PLOTS COMEBACK WITH NEW ALBUM AND WORLD TOUR

PAULA ABDUL PLOTTING ALBUM ‘COMEBACK’

FACEBOOK LAUNCHES MUSIC PAGES








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