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2CELLOS premier new video for Welcome To The Jungle

by on Jun.06, 2011, under news

Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, the 24 year-old Ukranian duo known as 2CELLOS became an overnight internet sensation with their self-made music video of themselves performing Michael Jackson‘s “Smooth Criminal” on their cellos. With “Smooth Criminal” racking up over 5 million views on YouTube, Sulic and Hauser have premiered the video for the next 2CELLOS single on VEVO: A rocking rendition of the Guns N’ Roses worldwide hit, “Welcome to the Jungle.”

Of the new single Sulic says: “Covering “Welcome to the Jungle” was a real challenge but that one we were up for! We chose this song because we thought that it could sound like a whole symphony using only our 2 cellos. We’re really proud of it and think it rocks!”

The 2CELLOS debut self-titled album will be released this summer on July 19th via Sony Masterworks, and the duo will kick off a European summer tour opening for Elton John on June 8th at Cardiff International Arena in Wales.

2CELLOS is now available for pre-order on the 2CELLOS website. Each pre-order of the CD comes with a free 11″ x 17″ poster/calendar. An instant MP3 download of “Smooth Criminal” will be included with pre-order of either the CD or MP3 version of the album. The debut album features Sulic & Hauser‘s unique spin on hits by Guns N’ Roses, U2, Coldplay and Kings of Leon among others.

We grew up with Michael Jackson, U2 and Nirvana. The melody and structure of their songs really inspired us to arrange them for 2 cellos. Bands like Coldplay, Kings of Leon and Muse also write songs with those similar melodic qualities – so we had a great time digging in and making them part of this album too,” says Luka Sulic.

2CELLOS Tracklisting:
1. Where The Streets Have No Name (U2)
2. Miserlou / Pulp Fiction Theme (Dick Dale)
3. Use Somebody (Kings of Leon)
4. Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson)
5. Fragile (Sting)
6. The Resistance (Muse)
7. Hurt (Trent Reznor/Johnny Cash)
8. Welcome To The Jungle (Guns N’ Roses)
9. Human Nature (Michael Jackson)
10. Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
11. Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
12. With or Without You (U2)

For more 2CELLOS click here.

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SONGS FOR JAPAN 30 of the biggest names in music come together for charity

by on Mar.29, 2011, under news

In what stands as a major global music relief effort to benefit those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, over 30 of the biggest names in contemporary music have joined together for the worldwide release of “Songs for Japan,” an unprecedented compilation of 38 chart-topping hits and classic tracks, available worldwide on the iTunes Store for $9.99 ON SALE NOW. Proceeds from the album’s sale will benefit the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cross Society.

The “Songs for Japan” track listing features an all-star lineup:
1. John Lennon “Imagine” (Remastered)
2. U2 “Walk On” (Radio Edit)
3. Bob Dylan “Shelter From The Storm”
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Around The World” (Live)
5. Lady Gaga “Born This Way” (Starsmith Remix)
6. Beyonce “Irreplaceable”
7. Bruno Mars “Talking To The Moon” (Acoustic Piano Version)
8. Katy Perry “Firework”
9. Rihanna “Only Girl (In The World)”
10. Justin Timberlake “Like I Love You”
11. Madonna “Miles Away” (Live)
12. David Guetta “When Love Takes Over” (feat. Kelly Rowland)
13. Eminem “Love The Way You Lie” (feat. Rihanna) [Clean Version]
14. Bruce Springsteen “Human Touch”
15. Josh Groban “Awake” (Live)
16. Keith Urban “Better Life”
17. Black Eyed Peas “One Tribe”
18. Pink “Sober”
19. Cee Lo Green “It’s Ok”
20. Lady Antebellum “I Run To You”
21. Bon Jovi “What Do You Got?”
22. Foo Fighters “My Hero”
23. R.E.M. “Man On The Moon”
24. Nicki Minaj “Save Me” (Clean Version)
25. Sade “By Your Side”
26. Michael Buble “Hold On” (Radio Mix)
27. Justin Bieber “Pray” (Acoustic)
28. Adele “Make You Feel My Love”
29. Enya “If I Could Be Where You Are”
30. Elton John “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”
31. John Mayer “Waiting On The World To Change”
32. Queen “Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)” [Remastered]
33. Kings Of Leon “Use Somebody”
34. Sting “Fragile” (Live In Berlin)
35. Leona Lewis “Better In Time”
36. Ne-Yo “One In A Million”
37. Shakira “Whenever, Wherever”
38. Norah Jones “Sunrise”

For more SONGS FOR JAPAN click here.

Proceeds from “Songs for Japan” will be directed to the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) to support its disaster relief efforts. The society will use the funds for the ongoing provision of immediate relief and for eventual recovery support to the affected population. The artists participating on “Songs for Japan,” the music labels and music publishers have waived their royalties and proceeds from the worldwide sales of the album to ensure that the JRCS receives as much support as possible from this global initiative. iTunes will also donate its proceeds from the album’s worldwide sales to the benefit of the JRCS, and has prominently featured the project throughout its stores worldwide.

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FOO FIGHTERS’ Dave Grohl says ‘Fuck No’ to Glee

by on Mar.18, 2011, under editorials, news

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Don’t count on hearing the Foo Fighters hit “Times Like These” on Glee anytime soon. Frontman Dave Grohl says he and his bandmates are squarely in the corner of Kings of Leon and Slash. As in, they want no part of the Ryan Murphy-helmed show.

It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do fucking Glee,” Grohl told THR following the premiere of Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, the new Foo Fighters documentary which just made its South By Southwest debut. “And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his fucking show… fuck that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee.

Read the rest of the story here.

Fight for your right to rock. On YOUR terms. I am not the biggest Foo Fighters fan, in fact I think their best songs are covers of Prince and Gerry Rafferty. But I respect their right to put out their music and control it as they see fit (I also backed Metallica in the Napster fiasco). So have a little tact (yeah I know, Me calling the kettle black) Mr. Murphy and don’t talk shit about the bands that don’t want to give you the rights to their music. You sense of entitlement little prick. Hello Kettle!

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THE BLACK KEYS announce new tour dates

by on May.27, 2010, under news

With the duo’s sixth studio album totally kicking butt on the charts, The Black Keys are gearing up to hit the road for a slew of headlining shows, festival appearances and dates in support of Kings Of Leon.
Brothers was released May 18. The album racked up over 73,000 copies sold in the first week, making it the No.2 on Nielsen Soundscan’s Current Albums Chart, the No.1 Alternative album and No.2 overall digital album.
For the most part, the album was produced by singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney. Danger Mouse, who produced the blues-rock band’s 2008 album Attack & Release, once again stepped in to produce the Brothers single “Tighten Up.”

Although The Black Keys may be opening for Kings Of Leon this fall, Seattle Weekly raves that the new album proves “that it’s they not the Lords Of Leon, who deserve to be Kings. It’s nothing short of a bold proclamation that they’re one of the most vital bands on earth, and Brothers is sure to go down as one of the best albums of 2010.” The paper noted that in addition to giving the Kings some competition, Brothers includes many moments where the duo “out-Winehouse Amy, out-Lynyrd Skynyrd, out-Roll the Stones [and] drive right by the Truckers.Entertainment Weekly gave the album a “B+” for its “real songwriting, and real hooks” and USA Today rates Brothers “3 1/2 stars” for hitting “all the right notes.”

The “Brothers” Tour Dates:
Wed 06/02/10 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Thu 06/03/10 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
Fri 06/04/10 Kansas City, MO The Crossroads
Sat 06/05/10 Ozark, AR Mulberry Mountain
Tue 06/08/10 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Wed 06/09/10 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Thu 06/10/10 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Fri 06/11/10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival
Wed 06/23/10 London, United Kingdom Roundhouse
Fri 06/25/10 Pilton, United Kingdom Worthy Farm
Sat 06/26/10 Evreux, France Le Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats
Sun 06/27/10 Nijmegen, Netherlands Goffertpark
Mon 06/28/10 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
Wed 06/30/10 London, United Kingdom Hyde Park
Fri 07/02/10 Belfort, France Eurockeennes Festival Grounds
Sun 07/04/10 Werchter, Belgium Festivalpark
Mon 07/05/10 Birmingham, United Kingdom O2 Academy Birmingham
Tue 07/06/10 Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester University
Wed 07/07/10 Bristol, United Kingdom Colston Hall
Fri 07/09/10 Naas, Ireland Punchestown Racecourse
Sat 07/10/10 Kinross, United Kingdom Balado
Fri 07/23/10 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC (CMAC)
Sat 07/24/10 Cleveland, OH The Nautica Pavilion
Mon 07/26/10 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
Tue 07/27/10 New York, NY Rumsey Playfield / Central Park
Wed 07/28/10 New York, NY Rumsey Playfield / Central Park
Fri 07/30/10 Philadelphia, PA The Great Plaza At Penn’s Landing
Sat 07/31/10 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion
Sun 08/01/10 Montreal, QC Parc Jean Drapeau
Tue 08/03/10 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
Wed 08/04/10 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
Fri 08/06/10 Chicago, IL Grant Park
Sun 08/08/10 West Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
Mon 08/09/10 Omaha, NE Anchor Inn
Wed 08/11/10 Louisville, KY Iroquois Amphitheater
Thu 08/12/10 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Fri 08/13/10 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
Sat 08/14/10 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
Thu 09/02/10 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
Fri 09/03/10 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Sat 09/04/10 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sun 09/05/10 Mohawk, NY Gelston Castle Estate
Tue 09/07/10 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Wed 09/08/10 Hershey, PA The Star Pavilion At Hersheypark Stadium
Thu 09/09/10 Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Pavilion
Fri 09/10/10 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sat 09/11/10 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Mon 09/13/10 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Tue 09/14/10 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
Wed 09/15/10 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood
Fri 09/17/10 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Sat 09/18/10 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre @ State Fairgrounds
Mon 09/20/10 Pelham, AL Verizon Wireless Center Birmingham
Tue 09/21/10 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Wed 09/22/10 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Thu 09/23/10 Dallas, TX Center
Sat 09/25/10 San Diego, CA SOMA San Diego
Mon 09/27/10 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Palladium
Wed 09/29/10 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Sat 10/02/10 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
Sun 10/03/10 Vancouver, BC Orpheum
Mon 10/04/10 Portland, OR McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Fri 10/08/10 Austin, TX Zilker Park
Sun 10/10/10 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
Thu 10/28/10 Glasgow, United Kingdom O2 Academy Glasgow
Sat 10/30/10 Newcastle, United Kingdom O2 Academy Newcastle
Sun 10/31/10 Leeds, United Kingdom O2 Academy Leeds
Tue 11/02/10 London, United Kingdom O2 Academy Brixton
Thu 11/04/10 Nottingham, United Kingdom Rock City
Sat 11/06/10 Liverpool, United Kingdom O2 Academy Liverpool
Sun 11/07/10 Bournemouth, United Kingdom O2 Academy
Click here for The Black Keys’ official website.


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