SMASHING PUMPKINS GLOBALLY PREMIERE NEW VIDEO G.L.O.W. EXCLUSIVELY ON MYSPACE MUSIC

SMASHING PUMPKINS GLOBALLY PREMIERE NEW VIDEO “G.L.O.W” EXCLUSIVELY ON MYSPACE MUSIC

MySpace Music proudly presents the global premiere of iconic alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins’ new music video for their latest single “G.L.O.W.” Beginning today, the MySpace community around the world can watch the video by visiting here. The song, “G.L.O.W,” was released by the Smashing Pumpkins and marks the first time a band has recorded a new song exclusively for the Guitar Hero® franchise which was released afterwards.

The band is in the midst of a North American tour tour celebrating their 20th anniversary, playing two night stands (with different set lists for each night) in most of the cities on the tour route. For more information and tour dates please visit the band’s official MySpace profile at http://www.myspace.com/smashingpumpkins. The Smashing Pumpkins have more than 270,000 friends on MySpace.

MySpace Music officially launched in September 2008 and has since become a global leader in the digital music space and the platform of choice for artists at all levels to share their content with music fans around the world. In a little over a month, MySpace Music has exclusively premiered new albums and singles from such high profile artists as Guns N’ Roses, The Killers, Kanye West, The Cure, Oasis, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Linkin Park and John Legend amongst others.

MySpace Music revolves around the millions major, indie, and unsigned artists that use their MySpace music profiles to communicate and intimately connect with fans and friends. Each music profile empowers artists to upload video content, blog, post tour dates, lyrics, and make their music available to fans for stream or download. As one of the most popular and highly trafficked music platforms in the world, MySpace Music has evolved into an offline experience by connecting bands and fans around the world through various concert series and live events.

Paint For Peace Project Set To Launch In Scottsdale, AZ

“PAINT FOR PEACE” UNVEILS AN ALL NIGHT PAINT-A-THON TO RAISE AWARENESS OF HEALING THROUGH ART AND MUSIC, ELECTRONIC MUSIC VIGILANTES PEACHCAKE TO PERFORM

Electro-pop humanitarians, Peachcake, have partnered with nonprofit HEAL International and the Online Artist Community SprayGraphic.com to create a wholly unique, all-night community paint-a-thon called “Paint for Peace” (www.planetawesome.org). This unique collaboration will take place Thursday, December 18th at the Scottsdale Waterfront [7134 E. Stetson Dr.] and will be the first in a series of nationwide events. To encourage community participation, “Paint For Peace” will be a free event open to the public and will be a part of this year’s “NightLights on the Canal” (www.nightlightsonthecanal.com) festival, supported by Scottsdale Public Art.

“Everyone from the community is invited to come and express themselves with free canvases and art supplies we provide,” says Peachcake singer Stefan Pruett. “This is a way for people to unify and express themselves in support of each other. We are making this a nationwide project that will span across 10 different cities/states throughout the US by the end of 2009, so that other people across the country can experience the benefit and effervescence of art therapy and community catharsis.”

“The individual canvas artworks submitted by the community will be sewn and shaped to form larger works that will be used to support local violence shelters and to beautify public spaces in the community,” remarks Damien Salamone, Executive Director for HEAL International. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to use this form of community expression to create healing in the community.”
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After releasing a successful debut EP via Jim Adkins from Jimmy Eat World’s label Western Tread, Peachcake soon found themselves playing sold-out shows to fans of all ages, being the first-ever band asked to play Burning Man, and getting attention from the press (URB deemed them one of their ‘100 Artists To Watch’ among other praises). Then, just as the band was on the brink of taking over, tragedy hit. In September ’07, came the shocking death of lead singer Stefan Pruett’s little brother and Peachcake keyboardist, Alex.

After Alex’s passing, the band chose to commit themselves to raising awareness and healing through art and music. Peachcake started the Positivity Movement under their Planet Awesome entity, which involved setting up youth hotlines, the free distribution of art throughout LA, launching a TV series (which will be piloted by FOX in the Summer/Fall of 2009), and the “Painting For Peace” community event and art installation. The band will celebrate the release of their full-length debut, What Year Will You Have the World?, with three separate events in Arizona in December.

Peachcake Links:
http://www.myspace.com/peachcake

2009 BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL DATES ANNOUNCED EIGHTH ANNUAL EVENT TO TAKE PLACE JUNE 11 – 14 TICKET PRE-SALE TO BEGIN DECEMBER 4TH SPECIAL PAYMENT PLAN TO BE IMPLEMENTED FOR TICKET BUYERS

2009 BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL DATES ANNOUNCED EIGHTH ANNUAL EVENT TO TAKE PLACE JUNE 11 – 14 TICKET PRE-SALE TO BEGIN DECEMBER 4TH SPECIAL PAYMENT PLAN TO BE IMPLEMENTED FOR TICKET BUYERS

Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the dates for the eighth annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Confirmed to take place June 11 – 14, 2009, the four-day festival will once again be held on the same beautiful, 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles southeast of Nashville. Ticket pre-sales for the festival will begin on December 4, 2008 and go through December 31st. These tickets will be specially priced ticket levels available exclusively for early purchase. VIP tickets will also be available during this time. In an unprecedented move, during our holiday pre-sale, general admission tickets will be available as well for five (5) payments of $50.00 plus applicable fees through our payment plan. To promote the pre-sale, Bonnaroo and comedian Lewis Black worked together to create a hilariously manic Crazy-Eddie inspired video. A link for viewing it is here

Consistently and successfully looking for ways to improve the festival each year, Bonnaroo’s eighth promises to build on the triumphs of the previous seven in every way. From its music programming to the non-music attractions, activities and art, the promoters are already hard at work adding new and exciting elements to create yet another legendary weekend. Since it’s inception in 2002, the festival has evolved into an incomparable multi-faceted entertainment experience, swiftly earning its status as the country’s premier music and arts event.

Bonnaroo continues to make a strong impact on the American music industry. The festival has served as a launching pad for such popular artists as Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, Robert Randolph, My Morning Jacket, Ray Lamontagne, Matisyahu, and many others. A creative and cultural mega-success, Bonnaroo has also featured a staggeringly diverse range of world-class acts such as Bob Dylan, Metallica, Neil Young, Radiohead, Willie Nelson, The Police, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Tool, Wilco, The Dave Matthews Band, James Brown, The White Stripes, The Dead, Regina Spektor, Widespread Panic, Death Cab For Cutie, Elvis Costello, Amadou and Mariam, Beck, Against Me!, The Black Crowes, Alison Krauss, Bright Eyes, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Earle, Jurassic 5, Modest Mouse, The Mars Volta, Common, Burning Spear, the Flaming Lips, among so many others.

The festival is also starting to make quite an impact on the comedy industry as well, as it has featured some of today’s best comedians working today. From Chris Rock, Lewis Black, Flight of the Concords, David Cross and Fred Armisen to Jim Norton, Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Janeane Garofalo and Brian Posehn, Bonnaroo is considered to be an essential play in any comedian’s touring plans.

The festival Website is: www.bonnaroo.com

RAVEONETTES HIT LEFT AND RIGHT COASTS FOR SELECT DATES WISHING YOU A RAVE CHRISTMAS EP AVAILABLE NOW

RAVEONETTES HIT LEFT AND RIGHT COASTS FOR SELECT DATES WISHING YOU A RAVE CHRISTMAS EP AVAILABLE NOW

New York / L.A. based Danes The Raveonettes are getting ready to hit the road for a quick victory lap celebrating their incredible year. Their Vice Records debut Lust Lust Lust is currently sitting on countless best of 2008 lists, they just released their fourth and final digital only ep and these shows mark the return of Sharin Foo to the stage after giving birth to a healthy baby girl earlier this fall. Each EP, the free Remixed EP, Sometimes They Drop By, Beauty Dies, and the Holiday celebrating Wishing You A Rave Christmas, are available now through your digital music store of choice. East coast support on these dates comes from Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes new band Nickel Eye while west coast dates get support from The Soft Pack (Formerly The Muslims).

PRESS FOR LUST LUST LUST

“…the pair makes smart, beguiling combinations Wagner’s open homages to Buddy Holly, the Chiffons and Suicide. You always get beauty and the beastly, in equal measure – but never the same way twice.” – ROLLING STONE

“Danish boy-girl duo the Raveonettes’ fourth CD crackles like a transmission from some spectral AM radio station – one playing tunes from the supergroup that, in an alternate universe, the Ronettes, My Bloody Valentine, and the Velvet Underground formed on a lost weekend.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Tunes of Ramones-like simplicity are swathed in sheets of twanging guitars and buffed in full Spectorvision production – thunderous drums, delicate bells – to reach modern girl-group nirvana.” – USA TODAY

Come On Santa” From Wishing You A Rave Christmas [Vice Records]

http://www.myspace.com/theraveonettes

DATES

1.15.09 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
1.16.09 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
1.17.09 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
1.23.09 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
1.24.09 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater

Robert Schneider of Apples In Stereo Debuts Children’s Record

ROBERT SCHNEIDER OF THE APPLES IN STEREO SET TO DEBUT CHILDREN’S ALBUM ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009

ROBBERT BOBBERT & THE BUBBLE MACHINE WILL APPEAL TO KIDS AND PARENTS ALIKE

Robert Schneider, the mind behind one of indie-rock’s seminal music groups, The Apples in Stereo, will be releasing his debut children’s music album under the character name Robbert Bobbert for the Little Monster Records label on February 17th, 2009.

The album, entitled Robbert Bobbert & The Bubble Machine will include a humorous comic book designed by artist Todd Webb, introducing kids and parents to his inventor/scientist character, Robert Bobbert.

“Recording music for children is an amazing and fun experience,” Schneider explains. “It forces me to be extra creative because you are writing for an extra creative audience. Kids’ ears are very tuned in to unusual sounds, so I threw many of my regular instruments out the window in order to come up with a whole new palette of colorful noises and wanted to make super-pop music that kids will like to sing along with.”

Schneider tests his tunes with live audiences and his son Max. Schneider has won a huge cult following not only for his musical career including two recent performing guest appearances on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, but also for his exceptional

mathematical mind. He’s twice been a featured speaker at the Mathematical Association of America’s bi-annual event MathFest and created a new “The Non-Pythagorean Musical Scale” based on natural logarithms.

The Apples’ two most recent CDs for grownups – New Magnetic Wonder and Electronic Projects For Musicians, have been co- released by Elijah Woods’ Simian Records label through Yep Roc Records.

Little Monster Records is the newly hatched indie kids’ music label based in Woodstock, NY. The label features family music by top artists in a range of musical genres. Earlier this year, the label released Medeski Martin & Wood’s celebrated family release, Let’s Go Everywhere. All Together Now and Soulville are two other new releases from the label.

There will be live shows in select major markets in 2009.

http://www.myspace.com/robbertbobbert

DETAILS: Robert Bobbert & The Bubble Machine Available at retailers and online stores nationally on February 17th, 2009.

Colorful digipak Includes CD and colorful comic book.

Track Listing
1. I Am A Clock
2. We R Super Heroes
3. Hey Little Puppy
4. Gravity
5. Fee Fi Fo, Fee Fi Fum
6. The Little Duck
7. Boom Boom
8. The Mighty Mighty Elephant
9. Laughing
10. I Love The Animals
11. A Tiny Sheep

Nickelback Live at Sturgis DVD In Stores Today

Recorded in high definition at the world-famous “Rockin’ the Rally” show in Sturgis, South Dakota, Nickelback Live at Sturgis 2006 is available today on DVD exclusively from Walmart. The DVD features a twelve song hard-rockin’ set of fan favorites and modern day classics off their first three albums as well as a special behind-the-scenes documentary featurette incorporating backstage interviews, the “Rockstar” music video, a Sturgis 101 primer and photo gallery.

Video Trailer Stream

KOCH Vision, Coming Home Media and Blue Rider Pictures proudly announce the release of Nickelback Live at Sturgis 2006, a hard-rockin’ set of twelve greatest hits recorded at the world-famous “Rockin’ the Rally” show in Sturgis, South Dakota. Coming hot on the heels of the November 18 release of Nickelback’s highly-anticipated new album Dark Horse, the Nickelback Live at Sturgis 2006 DVD will be available exclusively at Walmart on December 2.

Nickelback’s first live DVD release since 2002, Live at Sturgis 2006 captures an explosive show from one of the world’s greatest recording and touring artists. Filmed with 15 High Definition cameras, this definitive concert performance presents the band pounding out fan favorites and modern day classics from their first three multi-million selling albums: Silver Side Up, The Long Road and All The Right Reasons.

Recorded with High Definition cameras that produce images equivalent to motion picture film, the Live at Sturgis 2006DVD offers four distortion-free, full range sound options including SRS Circle Surround, DTS and Dolby 5.1 Digital Surround Sound and Stereo. Bonus features include a special behind-the-scenes documentary featurette incorporating backstage interviews with the band, the music video for “Rockstar,” a Sturgis 101 primer and a photo gallery. Also included is a 12-page booklet featuring liner notes and photography from the show.

Nickelback Live at Sturgis 2006 was directed by Daniel E. Catullo III; produced by Jack Gulick & Daniel E. Catullo III; executive producers: Tilton Gardner, Jeff Geoffray & Walter Josten; audio mixed by Randy Staub.
KOCH Vision is the home video arm of leading music and video distributor KOCH Entertainment. A leading independent supplier of a broad range of product genres, KOCH Vision boasts a library of feature films, television series and miniseries, award-winning children’s programs, live music concerts and more. It is the home of such notable properties as Soundstage, McLeod’s Daughters, Wire in the Blood, Popular Mechanics for Kids, Faerie Tale Theatre, Life with Derek and Ballet Shoes starring Emma Watson. Visit KOCH Vision online at www.kochvision.com

Track Listing
Animals
Woke Up This Morning
Photograph
Because Of You
Far Away
Never Again
Savin’ Me
Someday
Side Of A Bullet
How You Remind Me
Too Bad
Figured You Out

Bonus Features

Behind-The-Scenes with Nickelback
“Rockstar” Video
Sturgis 101 Vignette
Photo Gallery

MIRAH ANNOUCES (A)SPERA RELEASE FOR MARCH 2009 FEATURING THE DECEMBERISTS’ CHRIS FUNK & TARA JANE O’NEIL

MIRAH FOURTH SOLO ALBUM (A)SPERA SET FOR MARCH 12, 2009 RELEASE ON K RECORDS

(a)spera, the fourth solo album from Mirah, is the long awaited follow-up to 2004’s highly acclaimed C’mon Miracle (KLP160). Known for her explorative approach to her own brand of independent music making, Mirah’s voice now brings us a new vision of the truths of our times. The songs on (a)spera strike a bold path across a landscape of dynamic and varied melody forms. Mirah’s strongest asset, her sincerity and the care she takes in placing herself within her music, is offered without compromise.

This brave trek through a fragile ancient forest unfolds revealing the destruction wrought by cruel conquest, recalls the relics of a love never realized, and decries the loss of ancient wisdom. We sing for death and the living which stays alive, navigate our relationship to our ceaseless wants as resources disappear, hold on strong to love in a sinking world.

Mirah lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works as a songwriter, performer and producer. In a constant search to expand her tender repertoire of American folk songs into a larger context, her recordings seek to find the magical amity between explorative percussion, orchestral sounds and elements of rock and popular music. She has been involved with the K Record label since 1999, touring internationally and producing a steady stream of albums. Her new album (a)spera, a soundtrack for the voyage of our entwined destinies, is slated for release on March 12, 2009

Again teaming up with Phil Elverum (The Microphones, Mt. Eerie) for three of the 10 tracks, she also enlisted the engineering prowess of fellow Portlanders Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Laura Veirs) and Adam Selzer (Norfolk and Western, M. Ward) to complete this beautiful voyage. Featured musicians include Chris Funk (of The Decemberists), Tara Jane O’Neil and Lori Goldston.

The album holds many surprises within its undulating reverie. String sections shimmer in the opening track “Generosity” and in the impeccable “Education,” a relentless fist pounds against a soundboard in the darkly powerful “The World Is Falling Apart.” “Shells” offers a breathtaking vantage of Kane Mathis¹ masterful playing of the mandinka kora, a street party emerges in full swing from the galaxy of Mirah¹s heart in “The Country of the Future,” unexpected turns are taken in “The Forest,” horns burst forth as quickly as they retreat back into the starscape on “The River.” Kalimba, hurdy gurdy, bongos, horns, instruments for all worlds, all times.

(a)spera the album, as well as the Latin from which it takes it¹s name, is hopes and difficulties linked inseparably, as we all are.

“Through it all, she creates an atmosphere of such intimate ease, you feel as is she’s singing for you alone.” – Entertainment Weekly

(a)spera track listing:

1. Generosity
2. The World is Falling Apart
3. Education
4. Shells
5. Country Of The Future
6. The Forest
7. Gone Are The Days
8. The River
9. Bones & Skin
10. While We Have the Sun

AMAZON.COM AND MYSPACE EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERE NEW BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO, MY LUCKY DAY SINGLE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ONLY ON AMAZON MP3 AND MYSPACE MUSIC FOR ONE WEEK

AMAZON.COM AND MYSPACE EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERE NEW BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO, MY LUCKY DAY SINGLE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ONLY ON AMAZON MP3 AND MYSPACE MUSIC FOR ONE WEEK

Bruce Springsteen’s new song “My Lucky Day” – from the album ‘Working on a Dream’ (January 27 / Columbia Records) — will be available on Amazon MP3 and MySpace Music for one week starting today.

Additionally, Amazon.com, Inc. and MySpace today exclusively debuted the music video for “My Lucky Day,” the first time that the two sites have collaborated on streaming video. Fans can visit the Amazon Bruce Springsteen Artist Store, http://www.amazon.com/brucespringsteen, and the MySpace Bruce Springsteen Artist Profile page, http://www.myspace.com/brucespringsteen, to watch the video and download the new single. As an added bonus, fans can also check out an extra two-minutes of behind-the-scenes footage of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band preparing to record the song.

Springsteen’s new album, ‘Working on a Dream,’ has been set for January 27 release on Columbia Records. ‘Working on a Dream’ was recorded with the E Street Band and is the fourth collaboration between Springsteen and Brendan O’Brien, who produced and mixed the album.

For more information on Bruce Springsteen, please visit: http://www.shorefire.com/clients/bspringsteen or http://www.brucespringsteen.net.

MySpace Music [http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=music] revolves around the millions of major, indie and unsigned artists that use their MySpace music profiles to communicate and intimately connect with fans and friends. Each music profile empowers artists to upload video content, blog, post tour dates, lyrics and make their music available to fans for stream or download. As one of the most popular and highly trafficked music platforms in the world, MySpace Music has evolved into an offline experience by connecting bands and fans around the world through various concert series and live events.

About Amazon.com
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth¹s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth¹s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.

Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as books, movies, music & games, digital downloads, electronics & computers, home & garden, toys, kids & baby, grocery, apparel, shoes & jewelry, health & beauty, sports & outdoors, and tools, auto & industrial.

Amazon Web Services provides Amazon¹s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon¹s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), and Amazon Mechanical Turk.

Jackdawg featuring former members of CCR and Doobie Brothers to release previously unreleased album

Jackdawg featuring former members of CCR and Doobie Brothers to release previously unreleased album

Announcing Jackdawg featuring former members of Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Doobie Brothers
Previously unreleased recordings available on SonicPast Music

SonicPast Music announces the release of Jackdawg, the self-titled release from classic rock heroes John McFee (Doobie Brothers/Clover), Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival) and the late Keith Knudsen (Doobie Brothers.) The never-before-released album includes 13 original tracks penned by McFee, Cook and Knudsen as well as two covers including Roky Erickson’s “Cold Night for Alligators” and Van Morrison’s classic, “Wild Night.”

After a great stint together in country-rock chart-toppers Southern Pacific, McFee, Cook and Knudson decided to carry on creating great music together and recorded the tracks at McFee’s Lizard Rock Studio in Solvang, CA. The songs and the band evolved from 50 years of experience in the music business and the belief that together they could come up with some great songs to showcase their musical roots.

Although the Jackdawg album was recorded in 1990, the songs remained in the vault for many years. After Keith Knudsen’s passing in 2005, John McFee and SonicPast Music’s label founder/owner and former Blues Magoos member Joey Stec started discussing releasing the tracks, as the label’s specialization is unreleased recordings by musicians who have been in successful bands.

In addition to the 13 original tracks, the band also covers Van Morrison’s, “Wild Night” and Roky Erickson’s “Cold Night for Alligators.” McFee played pedal steel on the original Morrison recording and all three Jackdawg members felt it would make a strong selection for the album. Although one of the most popular songs of the 70s, the album was recorded before the advent of the Internet and the original lyrics were a bit tough to find.

“It was hard to understand all the lyrics sung by Morrison,” notes Cook. “It took us about two weeks to come up with the correct version, but we pulled it together and it’s one my favorite tracks.”

“Cold Night for Alligators” is also another favorite of Cook’s. Stu produced tracks for Erickson, which were released on two albums, TEO (UK) and The Evil One (US). TEO received much critical acclaim and Erickson still includes most of the tracks in his live performances.

The other tracks are inspired by subjects as diverse as the lead singer from The Divinyls (“The Girl from Oz”), Keith Knudsen’s daughter (“Young Ones”), Creedence Clearwater Revival (“Bayou Rebel”) and The Beatles (“The Men Who Would Be King”).