Everclear release brand new video from the album Invisible Stars
by Sally BAILEY
Multi-platinum act, Everclear has debuted a brand new music video for their single, "Be Careful What You Ask For".
Everclear released their new studio album, "Invisible Stars," this week and is the group's first collection of songs in six years. The album embodies the same qualities of punch, sturdy song craft and introspection that have endeared Everclear to its fan base.
Second to the release Everclear will be spending much of the northern summer of 2012 co-headlining THE SUMMERLAND TOUR, along with four other notable American bands that emerged during the 1990s: SUGAR RAY, THE GIN BLOSSOMS, LIT and MARCY PLAYGROUND.
Listen - George Michael releases White Light singles
by PAUL CASHMERE
George Michael has released his new song ‘White Light’ today, exactly 30 years to the day that Wham released ‘Wham Rap’.
Announcing the song, in a letter George writes:
“Hi everyone. On the 29th of June this year it will be thirty years to the day that ‘Wham Rap’, my first single, written with Andrew Ridgeley, (on an afternoon that the two of us should have been at school!), entered the British charts. To celebrate and commemorate those thirty wonderful years I am releasing my most recent song, ‘White Light’, to radio on the exact anniversary of that chart date (July 2 in Australia).
“Although I know the music industry tradition on such occasions is to list the hundreds of millions of albums sold, the number of records broken and awards received over all those years, I would simply like to say thank you.
“Most of my fans realise that I dreamed of a career as a singer/songwriter from an early age, but never in my wildest imaginings could I have known that I would still be here thirty years later, healthy, happy, and feeling that I still have so much more music to give. It is miraculous in so many ways. Fate has been so kind to me, as have the millions of people that that have bought records and come to see me play year after year since 1982.
“I am truly blessed, and ‘White Light’ is my thank you to everybody who has been a part of my success. And I mean everybody, including the press!! Long may it continue”.
All my love,
George Michael xxx
George’s last album was Patience 8 years. The new album is due later this year. He will tour Australia with the Symphonica tour in November.
Song To The Siren
White Light – Voodoo Sonics Remix
White Light – Kinky Roland Remix
Muse's new single "Survival" to be London 2012 Olympics official song
Muse have revealed that they have been chosen to provide the official song of the London 2012 Olympics.
The track, which is titled "Survival", will be played when athletes enter the stadium, in the lead up to the medal ceremony and also as the theme for all international TV coverage.
The track, which the band have said is inspired by "total conviction and pure determination to win", will be debuted on Radio 1 tonight [June 27] at 7.30pm (GMT).
Writing about "Survival", the band said: "We are very excited to announce that a Muse song, Survival, has been selected by the London Olympic committee to be the main official song for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Matt wrote the song with the Olympics in mind. It's about total conviction and pure determination to win."
They continued: "The song will be played throughout the Games including when athletes enter the stadium, in the lead up to the medal ceremony and also as the theme for all international TV coverage. The worldwide radio exclusive will be tonight on BBC Radio 1 around 19:30 and will be available to buy on iTunes and in the muse.mu store immediately afterwards."
They continued further: "We are honoured that the Olympics have chosen our song to officially represent the London 2012 Olympic Games across the globe.
The Flaming Lips smash Jay-Z's Guinness World Record
The Flaming Lips have successfully smashed the Guinness World Record previously held by Jay-Z for most concerts performed in multiple cities after a historic road trip through the Mississippi Delta region which now ranks as the most-viewed digitally driven event in Viacom Music & Logo Group history, including generating more than 43 million votes.
"To be able to pick up this silly drinking book-after all, Guinness is a beer-this funny book that when I was growing up was a curiosity. To be published alongside the man who ate 22 pounds of his own boogers, beside the woman with the longest toenails or perhaps even to be published beside an individual who has had maybe 1000 cockroaches stuffed into their ears... that, to me, would be one of life's absurd joys," said The Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne.
Kicking off in Memphis on July 27,The Flaming Lips boarded a tricked tour bus, Endeavor, and played a series of shows throughout the Mississippi Delta region joined by a diverse lineup of artists including Jackson Browne, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Neon Trees, Gary Clark Jr., Karmin, Hunter Hayes, GIVERS, MNDR, Neon Indian and more, before officially setting the new world record tonight in New Orleans. The awards began with the Major of Memphis introducing The Flaming Lips, who played a stirring rendition of their song, "Do You Realize." Along the way, Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne road tripped with Jackass's Chris Pontius, laughed as Grace Potter sang "All Night Long" in a helium voice, and shot fireworks off into the dark Mississippi night. Other keys moments included Big Freedia winning "Too Much Ass for TV," Neon Lips performing "Hex Girlfriend," Hunter Hayes performing "Wanted," and Jackson Brown talking songwriting at 16.
"Achieving this record-breaking musical journey has been exhausting and exhilarating at the same time," said Van Toffler, President of the Music and Logo Group. "Wayne, the Lips, all the musicians and fans that greeted us along the Delta and a sweaty tired crew made for some choice moments on this trek. Now it's time for all of us to take a long hot shower."
In other Flaming Lips news, the band is currently putting the finishing touches on their new studio album due later this year. More details to be revealed shortly. In the meantime, don't forget to pick up THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS, which is now available on physical CD and through all digital retailers. Released on June 26th, THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS just may be their most adventurous recorded experience to date. The album contains the band's unique and experimental collaborations with a diverse cross-section of heavy friends from every corner of the musical cosmos, including vocal and musical assistance from such disparate playmates as Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, Bon Iver, Ke$ha and many more. A new track recorded with Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory is exclusive to the CD and digital versions and was not included on the vinyl edition.
The track listing for THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS is as follows:
1. "2012 (You Must Be Upgraded) "(w/ Ke$ha, Biz Markie & Hour Of The Time Majesty 12)
2. "Ashes In The Air" (Featuring Bon Iver)
3. "Helping The Retarded To Know God" (Featuring Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros)
4. "Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee" (Featuring Prefuse 73)
5. "Children Of The Moon" (Featuring Tame Impala)
6. "That Ain't My Trip" (Featuring Jim James of My Morning Jacket)
7. "You, Man? Human???" (Featuring Nick Cave)
8. "I'm Working At NASA On Acid" (Featuring Lightning Bolt)
9. "Do It!" (Featuring Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band)
10. "Is David Bowie Dying?" (Featuring Neon Indian)
11. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (Featuring Erykah Badu)
12. "Girl, You're So Weird" (Featuring New Fumes)
13. "Tasered And Maced" (Featuring Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory)
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is to release an album with his other band, The A, B, C & D Of Boogie Woogie.
The album, Live In Paris, is released next week by Eagle Records.
Recorded in September 2010 at the Duc Des Lombards jazz club in Paris, the album mixes originals alongside blues and boogie woogie standards, including "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66", which the Stones recorded for their debut album in 1964.
The A, B, C & D Of Boogie Woogie features Axel Zwingenberger, Ben Waters, Charlie Watts and Dave Green.
The tracklisting for Live In Paris is:
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
Somebody Changed The Lock On My Door
Roll 'Em Pete
Duc De Woogie Boogie
Street Market Drag
Struttin' At Sebastopol
More Sympathy For The Drummer
Blues Des Lombards
Down The Road A Piece
St Louis Blues
Low Down Dog
Earlier this week, the Rolling Stones unveiled a new logo, designed by Shepard Fairey, which reworked their iconic lips and tongue emblem to include a mention of their 50th anniversary, which they are celebrating later this year.
The Hives will return to the U.S. in September 2012 for a West Coast run in support of their lauded new album Lex Hives. Kicking off September 6 in Vancouver, the band will make stops in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Oakland, Las Vegas and more.
The bands latest album Lex Hives is receiving worldwide praise, with NME declaring "Let it be said that Lex Hives is amazing, " and Q Magazine's 4-star review asserting "Lex Hives fizzes with the energy of a debut album, the quintet emphatically back to what they do best." Likewise, The Independent states, "If Lex Hives has one fault, it's that it makes you want to switch it off, go straight out and see the Hives live," and Entertainment Weekly proclaims "The Hives have returned to remind us the Swedes do it better."
So, get cracking on your home made " Swedes Do It Better" T-shirt and grab your tickets!
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