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Brian Eno confirms he’s working on new Coldplay album Band in the studio starting their fifth release

Brian Eno has confirmed that he is working with Coldplay again as they gear up to start recording their fifth album. Earlier this month frontman Chris Martin said he wanted to get the band’s next album out by Christmas, and Eno has confirmed he will be involved again. The former Roxy Music man produced the band’s last album, 2008’s ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’, and told BBC 6 Music that he would again force the band’s frontman to work separately from his bandmates as he did on that record.

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Tiny Engines To Release Everyone Everywhere’s Debut LP

Tiny Engines is pleased to announce that it will release the self-titled debut full-length from Philadelphia’s Everyone Everywhere. The album, which will be released in vinyl and digital formats on May 4, 2010, is now up for pre-order from the label. Tiny Engines will press 500 12-inches on maroon and off-white colorways (350/150). The band is currently streaming two brand new songs, “Tiny Boat” and “Blown Up Grown Up,” on its Myspace page.

Everyone Everywhere’s eponymous debut builds on the rock-solid foundation laid down on last year’s dynamic 7″, “A Lot Of Weird People Standing Around.”

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Japandroids Announce 7″ single series of unreleased songs!

After a string of triumphant debut shows in the UK last year, which saw the Vancouver two-piece bring their explosive live act to packed out audiences, Japandroids have confirmed they will return to Europe for a string of UK shows in May including an appearance at The Great Escape Festival. Having sold out London’s ICA, 6 weeks in advance of their headline show next week, Japandroids will be playing The Garage when they return in May.

New May 2010 dates
Thursday 13th May – Saturday 15th May – The Great Escape, Brighton
Monday 17th May – DiScover @ The Harley, Sheffield
Tuesday 18th May – Jericho, Oxford
Wednesday 19th May – Joiners, Southampton
Thursday 20th May – The Garage, London

Additionally, the duo has announced they will be releasing a five-part series of 7″ singles throughout 2010 on Polyvinyl Records. Each limited edition 7″ will feature a previously unreleased track from the ‘Post Nothing’ sessions alongside a cover. Japandroids devised the 7″ series as a way to give something back to their fans while the band is in the midst of heavy touring and unable to record a full album. Each two-song 7″ will be recorded during the brief period of time the band is at home between tours.

First up, released on April 12th is ‘Art Czars’, the clear coloured vinyl will also feature ‘Racer-X’ – a Big Black cover and live favourite.

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Joan Jett returns with a new album and The Runaways are about to hit the big screen

Joan Jett is a busy girl these days. First, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts are releasing the definitive double-disc “Greatest Hits” collection, along with double-disc vinyl on 3/9/10. The amazing thing is that the album release is coming out just in time for the March release of “The Runaways” movie, where Joan is also the executive producer. The two-disc collection contains eight songs featured in the film, “The Runaways,”including one previously unreleased track featured in the film. The album also includes rerecorded material featuring several Runaways favorites, along with re-mastered original material including such hits as “I Love Rock N’ Roll” and “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” “Bad Reputation,” and a cover of Tommy James & The Shondels “Crimson and Clover.” www.therunaways.com

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Unearthly Trance set to record new album

Unearthly Trance will begin work on their follow-up album to Electrocution this weekend in New York, New York. This will be the trio’s fifth studio album, aptly titled V.

Unearthly Trance will begin recording at SIR Studios with engineer Sanford Parker overseeing the skeletal creation of the recording. The band will then continue to self-record with additional help from trusted experts along the way. V will also mark another twist on Unearthly Trance’s sound, with slower paced riffs, raw sonics and even more progressed songwriting, the band is taking its sound towards creatively darker and strangely morbid realm. V will feature artwork by Glyn Scrawled and is expected to see a late spring release date via Relapse Records. Additional album details will be announced shortly.

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Cast Spells Announce Clear Vinyl EP

Dovecote Records is elated to announce that they will be releasing the Cast Spells Bright Works and Baton EP on clear vinyl come May 4, 2010. Cast Spells is David Davison, lead singer of Maps & Atlases.
This is the first time the EP will be available on wax and has been re-sequenced to include an extra track called “All Brass” which appeared on a split 7″ with Good Old War. The vinyl pressing of Bright Works and Baton is limited to 500. Bright Works and Baton is available digitally and on CD via Cast Spells’ record label, Sargent House.

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Steven Adler Recording New Studio Album

Original Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler is moving forward with his solo band Adler’s Appetite with a new studio album. Here is what he had to tell fans via Myspace blog on Friday:

“We have been in the studio all week putting together new original music for a spring/summer release. The songs sound great! It feels so good to be moving forward! It’s been a long time coming, but will be worth the wait.

“We will be debuting some of the new songs at The Key Club on April 10th. I want you all to be there! Plenty of time to plan your trip to Los Angeles.”

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Destroyer Albums Get Reissue Treatment from Merge Records

Dan Bejar’s Destroyer project is getting some reissue treatment from Merge Records in the form of City of Daughters and Thief on CD and Streethawk: A Seduction on CD and vinyl. The release date is April 20th. Destroyer features overtly poetic lyrics surrounded by swirling melodies, verses weaving themselves into would-be choruses via abrupt changes amid yelps, synths, the ever present jangling guitars. It’s like the poetry of a madman, in the best way.

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SCOTT WEILAND To Release Live Album?

A spokesperson for Softdrive Records has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET that details of Scott Weiland’s live album have not yet been officially confirmed and will be announced as soon as they are available. The information below was taken from Best Buy’s web site and should be treated as a rumor only. STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/ex-VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland will release a solo live album, entitled “Live In Los Angeles”, via his own record label, Softdrive Records.

A release date for the effort has not yet been announced

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This from Blabbermouth.net

THIN LIZZY, DEEP PURPLE, UFO, AC/DC Among Greatest Live Albums Of All Time

According to Gigwise.com, THIN LIZZY’s 1978 double LP “Live and Dangerous” was voted the greatest live album of all time in a new poll.

Listeners of Planet Rock radio voted in the thousands on the poll, with THIN LIZZY’s record beating DEEP PURPLE’s 1972 classic “Made In Japan” to the top spot.

The full top 40 is as follows:

01. THIN LIZZY – Live & Dangerous
02. DEEP PURPLE – Made In Japan
03. UFO – Strangers In The Night
04. THE WHO – Live At Leeds
05. AC/DC – If You Want Blood, You Got It
06. IRON MAIDEN – Live After Death
07. PINK FLOYD – PULSE
08. PETER FRAMPTON – Frampton Comes Alive
09. KISS – Alive
10. GENESIS – Seconds Out
11. STATUS QUO – Live!
12. YES – Yessongs
13. JETHRO TULL – Bursting Out
14. HAWKWIND – Space Ritual
15. CHEAP TRICK – At Budokan
16. WISHBONE ASH – Live Dates (1973)
17. LED ZEPPELIN – The Song Remains the Same
18. QUEEN – Live Killers
19. RUSH – All The World’s A Stage
20. RUSH – Exit Stage Left
21. LYNYRD SKYNYRD – One More From The Road
22. MOTÖRHEAD – No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith
23. HUMBLE PIE – Rockin’ The Filmore
24. URIAH HEEP – Live 1973
25. LED ZEPPELIN – How The West Was Won
26. QUEEN – Live at Wembley ’86
27. ASIA – Fantasia
28. RORY GALLAGHER – Irish Tour ’74
29. WHITESNAKE – Live in the Heart of the City
30. ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND – Live at Fillmore East
31. SLADE – Slade Alive
32. METALLICA – S&M
33. THE ROLLING STONES – Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out
34. FREE – Live
35. RUSH – Rush In Rio
36. THUNDER – 20 Years And Out: Hammersmith Apollo July 2009
37. RAINBOW – On Stage
38. “Woodstock” soundtrack
39. DAVID GILMOUR – Live in Gdansk
40. JUDAS PRIEST – Unleashed In The East

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Phosphorescent returns with new album May 11

Phosphorescent Album: Here’s To Taking It EasyFresh off a year where Willie Nelson was his ph-ocus, Phosphorescent is back with a new album of his own material, Here’s To Taking It Easy, due May 11 on Dead Oceans.

Matthew Houck, the brains behing Phosphorescent has enlisted many of the key players from his To Willie covers album (2009) as new band members for the new album: Scott Stapleton – piano, Jeff Bailey – bass, Chris Marine – drums, Jesse Anderson Ainslie – guitar, Ricky Ray Jackson – pedal steel, John Natchez – horns and Heather McIntosh – cello (Natchez & McIntosh are studio help only, the rest will tour).

The album was recorded over 4 months in Brooklyn with Alex Lipsen last year and enlisted Stuart Sikes for some mixing assistance.

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Former Hall & Oates Bassist Tom “T-Bone” Wolk Dead at 58

Hall & OatesSome sad news for you this morning: after suffering a heart attack on Saturday, bassist Tom “T-Bone” Wolk is dead at the age of 58. Best known as the consistent bassist for Hall & Oates, T-Bone had a varied career that ranged everything from hip-hop classics to TV work with the Saturday Night Live band. It’s definitely a sad day, especially as he was supposed to perform with Hall & Oates on the upcoming Late Night With Jimmy Fallon anniversary show.

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Tee Pee Records Announce Vinyl Reissues Of Two Karma To Burn Albums

Tee Pee Records has announced the vinyl reissues of “Wild Wonderful Purgatory” and “Almost Heathen” from legendary stoner rock pioneers Karma To Burn. Both albums will be released on April 6th 2010 and will coincide with Karma To Burn’s April 2010 UK/European Tour. “Wild Wonderful Purgatory” and “Almost Heathen” will each come with a 10″ vinyl of bonus material including demos from the first album, newly recorded versions of 20 and 30 and all new artwork by Alex Von Wielding.

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Kivimetsan Druidi Reveals New Album “Betrayal, Justice, Revenge” Artwork

Finnish fantasy metallers Kivimetsan Druidi recently finished recording their new album “Betrayal, Justice, Revenge,” which will be released via Century Media Records The artwork for the album can be viewed at this location. The fist pressing of the album will also contain new bonus tracks.

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CATHEDRAL: U.K., Ireland Dates Announced

To celebrate the release of their latest album, “The Guessing Game”, veteran British doom/stoner band CATHEDRAL has announced six live shows in late April/early May 2010. Taking in England, Scotland and both Southern and Northern Ireland, these dates will represent the group’s first headlining gigs since the “Doomed Trinity” package of 2006.

Keeping in the CATHEDRAL tradition of delivering the best possible touring package it can, the band has announced the addition of Tokyo’s heaviest sons of SABBATH, CHURCH OF MISERY, and the Orthodox-doom-meets-true-metal powerhouse that is Indianapolis’s THE GATES OF SLUMBER.

And what a way to celebrate this anniversary: traditional CATHEDRAL cover artist Dave Patchett came up with one of his finest artworks in the band’s history, mirroring the themes and musical quirkiness of the album itself.

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The Get Up Kids ‘Simple Science’ EP vinyl release

The Get Up Kids return with the ‘Simple Science’ EP, a limited edition, numbered 10 inch vinyl containing their first new material in six years. The record will be released on 4/17/10 in the UK through Hassle Records. A CD version of the EP will be available later this summer.

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This from Rolling Stone.com

You’re So Vain-Part 4

Last week it seemed like the nearly four-decade-old mystery surrounding Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” was finally solved after the always-reliable (cough) U.K. press speculated that record exec David Geffen was the subject of Simon’s 1972 hit. As Rolling Stone wrote last week, Simon had previously promised that in a newly recorded version of “You’re So Vain,” the name of vain man in question would be revealed when the song was played backwards. The reverse lyric sounded simply like “David,” fueling rumors that Geffen, who allegedly favored Simon’s musical rival Joni Mitchell, was the focus of her hit. However, Simon tells Showbiz 411 that Geffen is not the “David” in question.

“What a riot! Nothing to do with David Geffen! What a funny mistake! Someone got a clue mistaken for another mistake,” Simon said in an e-mail to Showbiz 411. “How can this guessing game stop without a lie?” Simon adds that she never even knew Geffen in 1971 when the song was written, which if Simon has her timeline correct, means “You’re So Vain” was penned prior to when Simon’s label Elektra Records merged with Geffen’s Asylum Records in 1972, the date Geffen assumed control of the combined companies.

The Simon/Geffen feud didn’t start until two years after You’re So Vain was recorded. In addition, people who have heard the backwards version of the song say that you can also hear the name Warren whispered, which could be Warren Beatty. Seesm like we’ll never know, I played the record backwards and heard the name Johnathan whispered, who the heck is that. Certainly all the press cannot hurt the sales of the record……

The new version of “You’re So Vain” is due on Simon’s upcoming disc Never Been Gone.

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Lennon Used In Advert

People in England are up in arms over a new add by French automaker Citroen over an add featuring archive footage of John Lennon. The ads used dubbed clips of both Lennon and Marilyn Monroe saying that nostalgia is overrated (“Why all this nostalgia? Start something new. Live your life now.”). People are posting in various venues saying that John would turn in his grave if he knew his image was being used in such a way and that “Yoko believes that John belongs to her alone.”

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Vinyl Collective Top 10 Sales of the past week

1 MICAH SCHNABEL ?When the Stage Light Goes Dim? LP Green w/ White (Minty) Vinyl 57 copies
2 ROCKY VOTOLATO / CHAD PRICE split 7″ Blue Vinyl 50 copies
3 THE MARS VOLTA “Frances the Mute” triple LP (original pressing) 38 copies
4 SUBURBAN HOME RECORDS Mix Tape Volume 2 “Greetings From The Left Coa” CD (5 Copi 30 copies
4 ROCKY VOTOLATO ?True Devotion? LP Clear/White Vinyl 30 copies
6 ROCKY VOTOLATO ?True Devotion? LP Blue/White Vinyl 22 copies
7 MICAH SCHNABEL ?When the Stage Light Goes Dim? CD 19 copies
8 MICAH SCHNABEL ?When the Stage Light Goes Dim? LP Deluxe Set 18 copies
9 MURDER BY DEATH “Good Morning, Magpie” LP Midnight blue 200 gram vinyl (FANCY) 16 copies
10 MICAH SCHNABEL ?When the Stage Light Goes Dim? DIGITAL ALBUM (mp3) 14 copies
11 ROCKY VOTOLATO / CHAD PRICE split 7″ BOTH COLORS 11 copies
11 KEVIN SECONDS/ JONAH MATRANGA split 7″ (hand #d/1000) 11 copies
11 BRENDAN KELLY / JOE MCMAHON ?Wasted Potential? LP / Coffee Mug 11 copies

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~ by lprevival on March 2, 2010.

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