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Rock The Vote & Myspace Launch Competition

Posted in Music News on July 10, 2008

Rock the Vote and Myspace have teamed up for the DemROCKracy band competition, in which bands are competing to register the most voters before August 15. The grand prize winner will have the chance to open up at Rock the Vote's Ballot Bash 2008 in Denver, CO; other bands will win great prizes such as new Gibson guitars, and placement on TouchTunes digital jukeboxes around the country. More info can be found here.

Ian Curtis' Gravestone Stolen

Posted in Music News on July 3, 2008

The gravestone of Joy Division vocalist Ian Curtis was stolen from Macclesfield Cemetery, where he is buried. According to officials, the stone was stolen between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning; officials are looking to the public for help in returning the memorial stone. Source: BBC News Read more

MTV Documents American Hardcore In Book

Posted in Music News on July 2, 2008

MTV Press will be releasing Radio Silence: A Selected Visual History of American Hardcore Music on October 7th. The book features 224 pages of visual documentation of the American hardcore movement (Black Flag, Big Boys, Rites of Spring, Agnostic Front, and more) that was authored by Nathan Nedorostek and Anthony … Read more

Hot Topic To Launch Digital Music Store

Posted in Music News on July 2, 2008

Hot Topic will launch its own online digital music site in August titled Shockhound. The site will feature a digital music store from music of all genres as well as band merchandise, interviews, and other exclusive features. Read more

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iTunes Reachces Five Billion Sold

Posted in Music News on June 29, 2008

iTunes has reached the five billion songs downloaded milestone. Read more

Joe Strummer DVD Release Set

Posted in Music News on June 18, 2008

A July 8th release has been set for the Joe Strummer (John Graham Mellor) documentary DVD titled The Future is Unwritten.  The biopic was directed by Julian Temple and features an overview of Strummer's entire life as narrated by Strummer himself from his BBC radio show. The film also includes … Read more

Microsoft Introduces Joy Division Zune

Posted in Music News on June 5, 2008

Microsoft has introduced a limited edition Joy Division themed version of their Zune.  The limited digital media player was released to commemorate the DVD release of Joy Division, the critically acclaimed documentary. The film will come pre-loaded on a custom black Zune 80 player that is etched with an adaptation … Read more

Kurt Cobain's Ashes Stolen

Posted in Music News on June 1, 2008

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain may no longer be with us, but he's still making the news.  The ashes of Cobain, which were held in his wife's - Courtney Love - possession, were recently stolen from Love's California home.  While some of his remains were scattered in a Buddhist temple in … Read more

The Germs Biopic Hitting Theatres

Posted in Music News on June 1, 2008

What We Do is Secret, the long-in-the-works biopic about The Germs is due for screenings across the U.S. this Summer.  The picture was co-written and directed by Rodger Grossman, who spent ten years trying to get the movie made before gaining the approval of the estate of late Germs frontman … Read more

Death Cab For Cutie Take Over Stereogum

Posted in Music News on May 20, 2008

Death Cab for Cutie have taken over music blog Stereogum for the day. You can check out what they've considered newsworthy at their site. Read more

Former Ramones Drummer's Lawsuit Dismissed

Posted in Music News on April 23, 2008

Former Ramones drummer Richie Ramone - Richard Reinhardt - had his lawsuit against Apple, RealNetworks, and Wal-Mart over digital sales of Ramones songs dismissed by a federal judge in New York.  Reinhardt played on three full-length releases from 1984-1987 and wrote six songs which were the basis for the lawsuit: … Read more

Fucked Up, Pennywise Cause "Near Riots"

Posted in Music News on April 21, 2008

Two separate, but equally entertaining stories for you here involving a couple of punk bands starting "near riots" at recent performances. First up, Fucked Up was politely asked to leave after causing riot-like conditions at a festival performance at SUNY Purchase over the weekend.  The band attempted to perform their … Read more

Smashing Pumpkins Sue Virgin Records

Posted in Music News on March 25, 2008

The Smashing Pumpkins have filed a lawsuit against their label, Virgin Records, claiming the label illegally used the band's name and music in promotional deals that hurt the band's credibility with fans.  The band filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit on March 24th in Los Angeles Superior Court.  The band's lawsuit stems … Read more

Converse To Issue Kurt Cobain Series

Posted in Music News on March 18, 2008

Converse is celebrating their 100th anniversary by releasing signature shoes inspired by Kurt Cobain and sanctioned by the Cobain estate.  The shoes will be adored with lyrics and drawings taken from Cobain's personal journals.  The shoes are expected to retail for between $50 and $65 in May.  Pictures of the … Read more

Justin Broadrick Update

Posted in Music News on March 18, 2008

Justin Broadrick provided an update on some of the numerous projects he has in the works, including new releases from Jesu, J2, and Final.  Also in the works are remixes for Pyramids and Genghis Tron and DVD efforts for Isis and Gallhammer.  A full listing of his upcoming projects can … Read more

Sean Penn / Dennis Kucinich / Ringworm Team Up

Posted in Music News on February 19, 2008

No, this is not part of the popular Sesame Street skit "Which one of these things doesn't belong."  Actor Sean Penn, politician Dennis Kucinich, and hardcore titans Ringworm all joined together at a college radio fundraiser in Cleveland, OH earlier this week.  This isn't really news per say, more so … Read more

Ian MacKaye Guest Hosting "Harmony In My Head"

Posted in Music News on February 9, 2008

Ian MacKaye will be guest hosting "Harmony in My Head" while normal host Henry Rollins is away on a spoken word tour.  MacKaye will host the show this Tuesday as the show airs at 8:00 PM.  You can listen live on the Internet here. Read more

Pastepunk Best Of 2007

Posted in Music News on December 26, 2007

Our good friends over at Pastepunk have made their best of 2007 lists available. You can check those out here. The SPB lists will be posted in the near future... we promise. Read more

Xiu Xiu & Fucked Up Launch Class Action Suit Against Rolling Stone & R.J. Reynolds

Posted in Music News on December 19, 2007

Xiu Xiu and Fucked Up have launched a class action lawsuit against Rolling Stone Magazine, R.J. Reynolds Tabacco Company (operating company of Camel Cigarettes), and Wenner Media (publisher of Rolling Stone).  The lawsuit stems from the 40th Anniversary issue of Rolling Stone in which the two artists (among 186 others) … Read more

Grammy Nominations Announced

Posted in Music News on December 6, 2007

The 50th Annual Grammy Award Nominee List has been announced. Those of note include: Foo Fighters - “Pretender” (Record of the Year) Foo Fighters - “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” (Album of the Year) Kanye West - “Graduation” (Album of the Year) Feist (Best New Artist) Feist - “1234” (Best … Read more