Josh Groban Releases Live Album This May
2008-04-02
Classical vocalist Josh Groban will be coming out with a live CD/DVD package on May 6th that will be filled with performances from his "Awake" tour last year. Awake Live will be out via Reprise/143 Records and was recorded on August 28th, 2007 during Groban's Salt Lake City, Utah...

Razorlight Drummer Creates Solo Album to Benefit Charity
2008-04-01
Andy Burrows, who plays drums for Anglo-Swedish group Razorlight, is working on his debut solo album, which will benefit a charity in Winchester, England. The record is slated to come out sometime in 2008 and is in its final stages. Though the exact charity for which proceeds will be given from...

The Trews Tour Home Country This Spring
2008-04-01
Canadian rock band The Trews are touring their homeland this spring in support of their most recent disc, No Time for Later. The dates start next month on the 14th of April in Vancouver and end on the 29th of May in Montreal. The group have schedules 14 dates across the nation in total,...

Delirious? Release ‘Kingdom of Comfort’ Tomorrow, Stop in Canada
2008-03-31
UK rockers Delirious? are gearing up to release their eleventh studio album tomorrow (April 1) entitled Kingdom of Comfort. This is the first new studio album since their critically acclaimed 2005 release Mission Bell and it is said to cover everything from cancer to consumerism and...

Brandon Heath Helps with LaFayette, TN Tornado Cleanup
2008-03-31
Nashville singer-songwriter Brandon Heath, best known for his hit single "I'm Not Who I Was", recently assisted other volunteers with cleaning up debris in Lafayette, Tennessee from a devastating tornado that caused major destruction in Macon County. Heath and the rest of the volunteer crew were...

The Constantines Tour Dates Announced
2008-03-28
Indie rock formation The Constantines are doing a couple of dates in the Eastern Canadian provinces this spring to promote their upcoming release, Kensington Heights. Five dates in Ontario and Quebec have been announced by the Guelph, Ontario five piece, starting at the end of April. ...

Family Force 5 Release New Album This Summer, Tour US
2008-03-28
Georgia rockers Family Force 5 are back at it again ready for a new tour and new album. The band will be embarking on a 14 city US tour called Skeletour and the Rock 'n' Roll Champions of the Universe Tour. The Maine and Ivoryline will be joining these Yahoo! Music "Who's Next" winners as they...

Travis Finished Sixth Album
2008-03-27
Scottish formation Travis have finished the follow up to their 2007 record, The Boy with No Name, though no title nor exact release date has been announced. The rock quintet was recording in London, England at the end of February and the beginning of March for about two weeks at RAK...

Eric Clapton Announces Dates for World Tour
2008-03-27
British blues musician, Eric Clapton, has announced several dates for his upcoming tour, in support of last year's compilation of career-spanning hits, Complete Clapton. Twenty-two dates have thus far been revealed for the tour that begins on the 3rd of May in Tampa, Florida and will...

Coldplay Confirm Details of Next Record
2008-03-26
Though previously rumoured to be called Prospekt, the new Colplay record has now been officially named Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, to be released on the 17th of June of this year. The Spanish phrase of the title means "Long Live Life" and vocalist Chris Martin got the...

India.Arie to Start Own Label
2008-03-26
Soul artist India.Arie will be partnering with Universal Republic Records to start a new record label by the name of SoulBird Music. According to Billboard, India.Arie wants SoulBird Music to represent "music with intelligence and heart, music that moves people in their souls and their bodies. ...

Bryan Adams Releases New Album
2008-03-25
Last week, Canadian rocker Bryan Adams released his eleventh full-length record titled 11. The 12-track disc was released on Universal Records and is the first new and original material from the Kingston, Ontario native in almost four years. In 2004, Adams came out with Room Service...

Gnarls Barkley’s Latest Release in Stores Early
2008-03-25
Though previously scheduled for an April 8th release, the sophomore effort of soul duo Gnarls Barkley The Odd Couple is instead being released on CD today, March 25th. Last Tuesday, the entire record was available for online purchase via iTunes and now hard copies should be available in...

Wilco Announce North American Dates
2008-03-24
American rock band Wilco will play about 10 dates in North America this spring, including one Canadian show. The first show will be on the 30th of April in Rochester, Minnesota and the last will be one of 2 concerts in St. Louis, Missouri in mid-May. The group released their sixth record, entitled...

Yes Tour North America
2008-03-24
UK rock band Yes are celebrating their 40 years of being active in the music business with a North America tour this Summer. Having been together since 1968, the progressive rock band still has a strong following around the world and this year's tour will be their first in more than half a decade....

Jeff Healey Tribute Concerts Coming to Toronto
2008-03-20
Renowned jazz and blues guitarist, Jeff Healey, died on March 2 at the age of 41 from his longstanding battle with cancer. To honour his life's work, Healey's friends and family have planned two shows in Toronto on May 3 and 4th. The two concerts will feature the Jazz Wizards and Healey's...

Compassionart Donates Songs to Help Poor
2008-03-20
Compassionart, a charity based in Littlehampton, England and dedicated to seeing works of art generate income for the poorest of the poor, hosted a songwriter's retreat in Scotland, UK. Working together toward a common goal involving no personal gain, the songwriters set out to write 10-12 songs...

Coldplay, Death Cab For Cutie at First Pemberton Festival This Summer
2008-03-19
While Pemberton, British Columbia may have a population of approximately 2200 people, this summer it will be brimming with rock 'n' roll fans from near and far. On July 25 – 27 the first annual Pemberton music festival will take place and be headlined by such bands as Coldplay and Tom Petty and...

The Raconteurs’ Second Record Out Next Week
2008-03-19
Next Tuesday, March 25th, is the date chosen by The Raconteurs to release their sophomore record, entitled Consolers of the Lonely. The indie rock group, which features Jack White of The White Stripes, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler of The Greenhornes and Brendan Benson, did little-to-no...

Jason Mraz Has New Album Out in May
2008-03-18
Amercian singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is coming out with his third studio record in May this year, entitled We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things. It is the follow up to the pop singer's 2005's Mr. A-Z and will contain 12 brand new tracks, including first single, "I'm Yours",...

Neverending White Lights Play Special Show in Toronto
2008-03-18
The Neverending White Lights have announced a special live performance to take place in April with several special guests. Frontman and sole constant member Daniel Victor has invited a few of the musicians who collaborated with him on his most recent record, Act II: The Blood and the Life...

Keane Recording Third LP in France and Germany
2008-03-17
English rockers Keane are busy recording their third studio album in Paris and Berlin right now. The follow up to their 2006 release, Under the Iron Sea, does not yet have a name, but it does have a tentative date of release for September of this year. The trio spent the first several...

Lenny Kravitz Canadian Tour Dates Rescheduled
2008-03-17
American musician Lenny Kravitz was set to undergo a Canadian tour this month, but due to illness and conflicts with his schedule, several of the performances have been postponed and one of them has been cancelled. Early last month, Kravitz's eighth record, It is Time for a Love...

Leonard Cohen to Tour for First Time in 15 Years
2008-03-14
Montreal singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has announced the initial dates of his first world tour in 15 years, which begins this May in his native Canada. Many of the dates for Cohen's tour are for European cities and festivals, such as Glastonbury in England, the Montreux Jazz Festival in...

Arctic Monkeys’ Frontman’s Side Project Out Next Month
2008-03-14
The Last Shadow Puppets is the name of the new side project of Arctic Monkeys' singer Alex Turner and The Rascals' Miles Kane. They will be releasing their debut record, The Age of the Understatement on the 21st of April. The title track of the album, "The Age of the Understatement",...

Hello Kelly Release New Album
2008-03-13
Canadian-based pop/rock band Hello Kelly are releasing their sophomore album entitled Hello Kelly on April 15. The album was produced by Adam Smith and follows the release of the Green Things Grow EP, which was released last year. Francois Goudreault Jr., Hello Kelly's lead...

Hillsong Church Begins The I Heart Revolution with New Album
2008-03-13
In Sydney, Australia this past weekend Hillsong Church recorded their latest live worship album at Acer Arena in Sydney. The stadium was filled with thousands of people as Joel Houston, Darlene Zschech, Reuben Morgan, and Marty Sampson joined with a number of new songwriters, worship leaders, and...

SonyBMG Artists Stream Music Online for Free
2008-03-12
Music promotion website We7 (www.we7.com) will be hosting free streams of songs by Song BMG artists such as the Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, The Ting Tings and more in the near future. Though We7 allows its users to download songs in their entirety for free with short audio advertising clip...

The Vines Greatest Hits Out this Spring
2008-03-12
Australian foursome, The Vines, who have been together almost a decade, are releasing their first greatest hits album this week. The Best of the Vines came out in North America yesterday, featuring songs from all three of the garage rock group's albums: Highly Evolved, Winning Days...

The Proclaimers and Jeremy Fisher Tour Canada
2008-03-11
Scottish siblings and musicians The Proclaimers are touring Canada this spring and they're taking Canadian singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher along for the ride. The Proclaimers and Jeremy Fisher will play 11 dates across the country, beginning in Halifax on the 11th of April and ending on the 10th...

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