Nelly Furtado Plays Free Performance for Earth Hour in Toronto
2008-03-11
Canadian singer Nelly Furtado has announced that she will play a free acoustic show in Toronto to support the Australian-and-now-international campaign to save energy called Earth Hour. The event invites people to switch off unnecessary electrical equipment and technology for 60 minutes on the...

Dave Matthews Band Touring This Summer
2008-03-10
American five piece the Dave Matthews Band have announced a massive North American tour of over 50 dates for this summer. Starting on the 30th of May, the rock group will be touring the continent in support of their currently untitled record, which will arrive over 3 years after their last, 2005's...

British Sea Power Saving the Polar Bears
2008-03-10
English quartet British Sea Power have designed and are putting up for sale merchandise whose profits will go towards an arctic expedition team raising funds to protect polar bears. The team, known as the British Sea Power Team 2008, is named after the indie rock group and will be racing several...

Daft Punk Movie to be Released on DVD
2008-03-07
French house duo Daft Punk directed their first feature length film a few years ago entitled Electroma and it is now finally going to be made available for purchase on DVD and Blu-Ray this year. "Electroma" will come out on the two video formats on July 22nd with special packaging...

Moby and The Beastie Boys Perform for Charity
2008-03-07
This past Tuesday, March 4th, the Beastie Boys and Moby teamed up to perform a live sold-out show in New York City to benefit the Music and Neurologic Function. The event, which took place at Terminal 5, was organized with the musicians along with MTV and VH1. The Institute aims to learn more...

Los Campesinos! Tour North America for Debut Album
2008-03-06
Indie pop formation Los Campesinos! are beginning a North American tour later this month in support of their debut record, Hold On Now, Youngster… Released on the 25th of February in Europe, Hold On Now, Youngster… will be out on our shores on the 1st of April. The seven piece...

Bob Marley’s Life Being Turned into Motion Picture
2008-03-06
The life of late reggae legend Bob Marley is set to be turned into a full-length film with the blessing of Marley's widow, Rita. Rita Marley released a memoir in 2004 entitled No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley, the rights to which have been optioned to movie producers Bob and Harvey...

The Subways Release Sophomore Album
2008-03-05
English trio The Subways have named their sophomore effort All or Nothing, and announced the official release date to be June 9th (in the UK at least). All or Nothing was produced by Butch Vig of Nirvana, Garbage and Smashing Pumpkins fame and was recorded in Los Angeles during the...

Jeff Healey Dies at 41
2008-03-05
Arrangements for a private funeral service for renowned Canadian musician Jeff Healey have been finalized; however, details are not being disclosed as the family wishes to preserve its privacy. The guitarist and bandleader – whose music straddled different musical genres – passed away on Sunday,...

Jack Johnson Going 'Green' on Summer Tour
2008-03-04
Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson, who released his fourth album early last month, will be undertaking a more environmentally friendly tour in support of Sleep Through the Static this Summer. There are 19 dates scheduled so far on this American tour (with one Canadian date slated for late...

American Idol Hosts 2nd Musical Event for Charity
2008-03-04
Popular singing contest television show "American Idol" will hold its second musical event for charity on April 9th to raise money for disadvantaged youth. Celebrities and musicians confirmed to appear and/or perform this year include Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Bono of U2, Fergie, Miley Cirus,...

Rush Tour in Support of Live CD Release
2008-03-03
Canadian rockers Rush will come out with a live 2-CD compilation entitled Snakes and Arrows Live on the 8th of April. Just in time to support its release, the progressive rockers have also announced the dates for the second part of their North American tour. Last year they came out with...

P.O.D. Ready New Album, Return to Original Lineup
2008-03-03
California hard rockers P.O.D. are heading back to their original line up, which brought such hits as the multi-platinum albums The Fundamental Elements of Southtown and Satellite which featured classics "Youth of a Nation," "Alive," "Boom," and "Satellite". The band's...

City and Colour Tour Dates Announced
2008-02-29
Singer-songwriter Dallas Green, otherwise known as City and Colour with his solo project as well as guitarist and vocalist for Alexisonfire, has announced the dates of his upcoming Canadian tour. His sophomore record, Bring Me Your Love, was just released this month on the 12th of...

Matthew Good Hits the Road Again
2008-02-29
Canadian solo artist Matthew Good is hitting the road again in late Spring and early Summer this year to continue the promotion of his latest record, last year's Hospital Music. The alternative rocker has scheduled nine dates that will take him across his native Canada, starting on the...

Melanie Chisholm Drops 'Sporty Spice', Releases Second Solo Album This Spring
2008-02-28
Melanie Chisholm, otherwise known as "Sporty Spice" in the pop group the Spice Girls, will come out with her fourth solo album on April 8th to be called This Time. This Time was released via the Red Girl label, which Chisholm herself founded, but has been licensed to EMI Music in...

Larry Norman Dies at 60
2008-02-28
Texas born musician Larry Norman, also known as the "father of Christian rock music" died at his home in Salem, Oregon on February 23; he was 60 years old. KNET radio has said Norman influenced a variety of musicians such as Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, U2, and the Pixies' Frank Black. With...

Foals Touring North America
2008-02-27
Oxford quintet Foals will be supporting the imminent release of their debut record, Antidotes, with a North American tour this Spring. The indie rock formation have 16 dates scheduled across the continent, the first starting April 22nd in Philadelphia, a few days after Antidotes...

Rolling Stones Documentary Track Listing Confirmed
2008-02-27
Shine a Light is the name of the upcoming documentary on English rock 'n' roll band The Rolling Stones which is set to come out on April 4th. Directed by Martin Scorsese, Shine a Light follows two of the concerts the group did during their 2006 "A Bigger Bang" tour in New York...

Paula Abdul Working on First New Release in over a Dozen Years
2008-02-26
American entertainer is attempting a comeback with her first disc of new music in almost 13 years. Abdulmatic will be the singer's fifth full length studio record, slated for a Summer 2008 release. Abdul revealed that the first new single is planned for late May, early June as she is...

Moby’s New Single to Feature Hip Hop Formation from Nigeria
2008-02-26
Electronic act Moby, whose new album, Last Night, is slated for release on the 1st of April, will release his first single from the album two weeks prior. "Alice" is out on March 17th and will feature British DJ Aynzli and members of Nigerian hip hop crew 419 Squad, S.O. Simple and Smokey...

Death Cab for Cutie Track Listing Released
2008-02-25
Indie pop band Death Cab for Cutie is coming out with their seventh studio album entitled Narrow Stairs. Narrow Stairs will be released via Atlantic Records on the 13th of May and features 11 brand new tracks from American foursome. The band's own Chris Walla produced the disc,...

Jason Collett Heads Out on Solo Tour
2008-02-25
Singer-songwriter Jason Collett, whose fourth solo album, Here's to Being Here, came out at the beginning of this month, is setting out on a cross-Canadian tour this week. On the 27th of February, Collett, who also performs as a member of indie rock formation Broken Social Scene, will...

Jakob Dylan's Solo Debut Out This Spring
2008-02-22
Jakob Dylan, frontman for alternative rock band The Wallflowers, will debut his first solo disc on May 13th. Seeing Things will be out on Columbia Records and contain 10 brand new tracks from the son of Bob Dylan, the majority of which are in an acoustic vein. It was recorded in Hollywood...

Air Re-Releasing Special Edition of Moon Safari
2008-02-22
French duo Air is re-issuing their 1998 record, Moon Safari this year, which marks a decade since its original release on March 31st. Moon Safari is the electronic group's hugely successful debut, and this year's version will include not only the complete record but also a second...

U2 Enter Studio for Next Effort
2008-02-21
Irish band U2 are being said to have begun writing and recording their follow up to How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, which came out 4 years ago. NME reports that the rock quartet are currently at work in their hometown of Dublin with producers Eno and Daniel Lanois, though no date for its...

André 3000 of OutKast to Release Clothing Line
2008-02-21
André 3000, one half of hip hop duo OutKast, is set to come out with his own clothing line called Benjamin Bixby. André 3000, whose real name is André Benjamin, funded the line himself, which includes accessories such as fedora hats and articles of clothing such as pink sweatshirts and waistcoats...

Matt Costa Releases ‘Unfamiliar Faces’, Tours
2008-02-20
Folk singer-songwriter Matt Costa has begun touring behind his latest release, Unfamiliar Faces, which came out last month on the 15th of January. Costa is headlining a tour in support of his second full-length record, which is the follow up to his 2006 debut, Songs We Sing. North...

Eddie Vedder Plays Solo Gig in Canada
2008-02-20
Pearl Jam frontman, Eddie Vedder, who, for the last few years, has been contributing solo material to various soundtracks as well as collaborated with several artists on his own, is now set to play several solo shows too. Rolling Stone reports that Vedder is playing seven solo shows in April, 6 of...

Bono’s Charitable Art Auction Raises over $42 Million
2008-02-19
Last Thursday (Valentine's Day), an art auction organized by musician Bono (of U2) and conceptual artist Damien Hirst, raised approximately $42 million (US) to assist in AIDS awareness and relief. Artists who donated to the auction, which took place in New York City, include English graffiti...

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