The recently reunited Cap’n Jazz have announced a few more shows in Louisville, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.
The band first reunited in January and last month, announced a July 17 show at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge. Their 1998 anthology release, Analphabetapolothology and is scheduled for a reissue through Jade Tree Records on June 15, 2010.
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TAKING DAWN will support legendary rockers KISS on their forthcoming U.K.
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Back On Black, which specializes in vinyl editions of classic metal albums and is dedicated to providing top-quality releases for record collectors and metal fans worldwide, will issue the JUDAS PRIEST classic “British Steel” on 180gm vinyl on April 19 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of this metal milestone.
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Nothington and Spanish Gamble have announced a tour together in May and June. The bands will start in North Carolina at Rad Fest before heading down to Florida and then making their way west.
Nothington continues to support 2009’s Roads, Bridges and Ruins, while Spanish Gamble just released their debut for Paper and Plastick, It’s All Coming Down, which is available for free download from us by clicking the button under ‘Free Downloads’ on the right-hand side of the site.
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A short sample of Ozzy Osbourne’s new song, “Let Me Hear You Scream”, from his upcoming Epic Records album, “Scream”, can be heard in the YouTube clip below.
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Jonny Stevens, solo artist and former frontman to Halifax punk act the New Breed, has been named the new executive director of the Halifax Pop Explosion festival. The five day music and culture festival, now in its 18th year, will take place from October 19th to the 23rd, 2010. Stevens has spent the past three years as the education and events coordinator with Music Nova Scotia and has serves as an instructor at the Nova Scotia Community College Music Business program.
The New Breed released Port City Rebels in 2003 and Off The Beaten Path in 2004 via Thorp Records.
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The EMI Group is currently in discussions with Universal Music to distribute their extensive back catalogue in North and South America. If completed, the deal would give Universal more than 40% of the music market, with Sony at around 25%. For a cash payment of around $300 million, Universal would gain access to a catalogue that includes Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, Jimmy Eat World, The Specials, Fluffy, The Vines, Reel Big Fish, Amen, Body Count, Verbena, Radiohead, OK Go, Yellowcard, Mando Diao, Stiff Little Fingers, Iggy Pop, Ima Robot, Courtney Love, Crowned King, Beastie Boys, Squad Five-0, The F-Ups, The Libertines, Relient K, 30 Seconds To Mars, Saosin, The Living End, Everclear, We Are Scientists, Flashlight Brown, Over It, Phoenix, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Good, The Bad and The Queen, LCD Soundsystem, Jamie T., The Starting Line, The 101’ers, The Decemberists, Public Image Limited, Foo Fighters, Lily Allen, The Stooges, Depeche Mode, You Me at Six and many others.
The report comes from Wall Street Journal.
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Sub Pop Records has announced the signing of San Francisco, CA’s Papercuts. Described by Sub Pop as “an affecting and unique strain of Northern California-tinged, atmospheric and melodic pop”, the label hopes to release new material from the band early next year.
Some music can be heard at the band’s MySpace page.
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Fan-filmed video footage of American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT performing another brand new song, “Hunters Season”, on March 28, 2010 at Koko in London, England can be viewed below (courtesy of Andiferum).
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Vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL was interviewed for this week’s “The Metal File” podcast from Montreal’s CHOM-FM.
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The Hold Steady have announced more summer tour dates, including stops in the southeast, west coast, Europe and even a trip to Hawaii, hitting many cities not included on their fortnight of mostly east coast dates next month.
The band will be supporting their upcoming full-length, Heaven Is Whenever, due out May 4, 2010.
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Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com conducted an interview with Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH before the band’s March 26, 2010 concert in Austin, Texas.
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Details are scant at this point, but according to Rosanne Cash’s twitter account, she’ll be collaborating on a new record soon with Billy Bragg and Joe Henry.
Bragg last released Mr. Love and Justice in 2008.
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