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How To Delete The U2 Album Off Of Your iTunes

As many of you probably noticed, there is a new album in your iTunes that you didn’t pay for and chances are you didn’t want. The album, Songs of Innocence, was released by More »

STREAM: Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Sing “Nature Boy”

Lady Gaga has been very active on Twitter promoting her new album, Cheek To Cheek. Today she tweeted a youtube video of the 5th track, “Nature Boy.” It was composed in 1941 by More »

GUEST BLOG: Tour Advice For Playing A Foreign Country by Charming Liars

Shows in foreign countries can be hilarious examples of being lost in translation. You become used to waking up in a different city or state every day but when you start waking More »

GUEST BLOG: 10 Songwriting Tips by Go Wolf

Learn the rules.  It’s taken me a while but I’ve learnt there is accepted wisdom for a reason. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, just make a really sexy new wheel. More »

Gerard Way Announces Japanese Tour Dates

Gerard Way has announced two Japanese tour dates for 2015 via Twitter. Joined by his band, Way will attend Australia’s Soundwave Festival  right after the short-lived Japanese excursion. Check out dates for both More »

Ed Sheeran Announces Eastern European Tour Dates

“Don’t” singer, Ed Sheeran has announced Eastern European tour dates. Check them out below the jump to see if he’s coming to a venue near you! To hear more from Ed, you More »

WATCH: Macklemore and Fences “Arrows” Live on Good Morning America

On Monday morning, Macklemore and Fences performed the song, “Arrow” on Good Morning America. The song is the first single from Lesser Oceans, Fences’ upcoming album. Check out the video here! To hear more More »

STREAM: Yellowcard “Transition Home”

Yellowcard is streaming their newest track, “Transition Home”. The song is off their seventh full-length album, Lift A Sail. Listen to the song here! To hear more of Yellowcard, purchase a CD More »

WATCH: Panic! At The Disco “Bohemian Rhapsody” Queen Cover

Panic! At The Disco have released a music video of them covering Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. The song was performed on the Gospel Tour earlier this summer. Check out the video after the More »

Photos: All That Remains, Lancaster P.A

Check out the full online photo gallery from All That Remain’s Lancaster, PA date on September 11th after the jump and purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. Photo Credit: Nate Rivers             More »

WATCH: Lorde Cover Bon Iver

The indie star Lorde surprised fans a few weeks ago when she did a cover during a performance. She was doing a show at Mann Music Center in Philadelphia for her current More »

Senses Fail Sign With Pure Noise Records

Recently, Senses Fail announced that they are switching to Pure Noise Records. They were formerly with Staple Records. Currently, the band is on a U.S. tour that runs through October 5 in Santa More »

Angels and Airwaves’ Vinyl To Go Pink

In support for the Keep A Breast Foundation, Angels and Airwaves have a limited edition, pink pressing of their album LOVE, parts one and two. Starting today, you can purchase a copy More »

WATCH: Twenty One Pilots Cover DJ Khaled

During a concert at the LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH, Twenty One Pilots performed a brief cover of DJ Khaled’s song “All I Do Is Win” that you can watch below. Also More »

PHOTOS: Boston Calling Sept 2014 Day # 3

Check out the full online photo gallery from Sunday’s Boston Calling Music Festival on September 7th 2014 at City Hall Plaza after the jump.  Purchase a CD at each band’s website, and keep an eye on More »

WATCH: The Cure Cover The Beatles With Paul McCarney’s Son

The Cure are one of the artists appearing on Paul McCartney‘s tribute album, The Art Of Paul McCartney. A cover of The Beatles‘ classic “Hello, Goodbye” was recorded alongside McCartney’s son, James. Check the More »

WATCH: Twenty One Pilots Cover Beyonce

Twenty One Pilots covered Beyonce‘s “Drunk In Love”  at The LC Pavilion on September 4 in Columbus, Ohio. Check out the video below and let us know what you think. To hear more from More »

Pierce The Veil “Bulls In The Bronx” and Selena Gomez “Come And Get It” Mashup

Mashup maker, Doctor Brixx, recently created a mix featuring Pierce The Veil‘s “Bulls In The Bronx” and “Come And Get It” by Selena Gomez titled “Matador”.  Stream the song after the jump, and More »

Man Overboard Reschedule European Tour

Man Overboard has postponed their European tour due to a medical emergency. Though they were supposed to leave for tour in November, the band has rescheduled the tour for April. Read a More »

Blink-182 Vinyl Goes Pink For Keep A Breast

SRCVinyl is putting out a pink presses of Blink-182‘s Take Off Your Pants and Jacket for breast cancer awareness month. Get more information below! You can buy Blink concert tickets here or purchase a CD here. More »

 

How To Delete The U2 Album Off Of Your iTunes

As many of you probably noticed, there is a new album in your iTunes that you didn’t pay for and chances are you didn’t want. The album, Songs of Innocence, was released by U2 in a collaboration with apple a few days ago. However, here is the catch, instead of letting people who wanted to, buy it, they forced it upon 500,000,000 of us by putting it in our iTunes without permission. So, naturally the question everyone is asking is “How do I remove it from my account.” Yesterday apple released a one-click website that by entering your apple ID and password will delete the album from your life, or at least your iTunes.

The initial release was announced on September 9 by apple CEO Tim Cook. It was said to be “the largest album release of all time.”

You can find specific instructions on how to delete this album after the jump as well as the original release announcement.

If you so chose, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here for a U2 experience you actually want.

Happy deleting!

STREAM: Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Sing “Nature Boy”

Lady Gaga has been very active on Twitter promoting her new album, Cheek To Cheek. Today she tweeted a youtube video of the 5th track, “Nature Boy.” It was composed in 1941 by Eden Ahbez and made famous by Nat King Cole, a fact that Gaga tweeted to her little monsters.

See all her tweets regarding the track and listen to their raw rendition of “Nature Boy” after the jump.

For Lady Gaga’s previous projects, purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here.

For Tony Bennett’s previous projects, purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here.

Preorder Cheek to Cheek here.

GUEST BLOG: Tour Advice For Playing A Foreign Country by Charming Liars

1900013_723744417649713_1219386486_nShows in foreign countries can be hilarious examples of being lost in translation. You become used to waking up in a different city or state every day but when you start waking up in different countries things can become interesting.

Time difference is your first hurdle, I try and counter this by never looking at the time ‘back home’ and try to acclimate to my current surroundings pretty quickly. That can’t be said about every member in my band. We played a show in Dublin, Ireland a few months back and as we were walking to stage we realized we were down a member only to find him asleep in the corner of the dressing room.

Money is another confusing variable. Some countries like to add lots of Zero’s onto their prices so you feel like a bit of a millionaire with your stacks and stacks of cash until you realize you have to spend half of it to buy a Red Bull! Coins can be a bit of a bastard too, unless you’re in certain areas of Canada where they allow you to ‘tip’ your lap dancer using coins…. ;)

The food can really be hit or miss when travelling across international borders. You can find some of the best local delicacies hidden away in little holes in the wall next to the venue, or you can spend hours searching for a generic fast food chain so you can eat something you recognize. We found out the hard way that water can also be a shock to your stomach. Playing a few shows in Mexico this year has definitely made us all loose weight rather quickly and violently….

Playing the shows is the reason why we get to go to all these crazy places and they are always the best parts! Crowds in different countries react differently. Fans in England really like to get involved by jumping around a lot and singing along. They also take the medal for the funniest heckles between songs! Playing to crowds that don’t speak English is a different kind of challenge. We played a large show to a few thousand non-English speaking people and were met by loud screams and applause at the end of songs but absolute silence when speaking between them. All you can hear is the muffled giggles from the front row as people awkwardly laugh at this strange and incomprehensible language we’re speaking.

The best part about being in a band is travelling and getting the chance to go to a country you’ve never been to is always exciting. Meeting new people, learning about a new culture and experiencing new adventures is what every kid dreams of so we’re all pretty stoked to be here.

Check out more on Charming Liars below!

Charming Liars is a British/American rock band, based in Los Angeles, California. Originally founded by lead vocalist, Charlie Cosser, guitarist, Karnig Manoukian, and bassist, Mike Kruger, in London, England.

As teens growing up in London, England, the trio of talented musicians and songwriters that make up the core of this dynamic new rock band were shaken to their young souls by the crunching guitar riffs and memorable melodies that came out of the hard rock capital of the world, namely, Los Angeles.

You can buy concert tickets and purchase a CD here.

GUEST BLOG: 10 Songwriting Tips by Go Wolf

1601462_774189165929449_862325950_nLearn the rules.

 It’s taken me a while but I’ve learnt there is accepted wisdom for a reason. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, just make a really sexy new wheel.

Break the rules. 

Having said that, a world full of verse-chorus-verse-bridge-chorus would be pretty boring, so experiment; build the perfect song, then tear it up and see what happens.

Write what you know.

Music sounds most authentic when it is backed up by knowledge – that doesn’t mean sticking to a genre that ties you to where you’re from but know you’re sound and style inside out. For GO WOLF that’s left-field pop music.

 Show, don’t tell.

‘It was all a dream, I used to read word up magazine, Salt-n-Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine, Hanging pictures on my wall Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl.’ There’s a reason why we remember lyrics, they tap into our desire for legacy and meaning. People will identify with your words if you can make them nostalgic for something that you experienced on their behalf.

Call it what it is.

 If you’re writing as a band, don’t be afraid to tell each other that something’s shit. If you’re thinking it then it probably is, and the songs will be better for a bit of constructive criticism. That perfect chorus that you slaved over for hours will be what keeps your interest when you’re playing the same set for 6 months.

 Be an imitator.

No matter how subtly, you’re going to look and sound like someone else. So pick someone good and put it through your own lens of original and unique experience and taste.

 Ditch the acoustic guitar.

 Maybe you’re the next Bob Dylan. More likely you’ll make a much more original noise with a midi controller and some found samples.

There’s always a bigger chorus.

You don’t necessarily need to use it but there’s always another level – the hands in the air, religious ecstasy moment.  People will skip to that fat waveform on Soundcloud, so give them something to fall in love with.

Play songs live before they’re ‘finished’

 There’s nothing like a live audience’s reaction to refine song structure, instrumentation and lyrics. The adrenaline of playing live might make you bold enough to add or detract from what you’ve written in an entirely different way than you would in an air-conditioned studio behind a monitor.

 You have a license to be weird. Use it.

 Take the previous 9 tips and discard them if they don’t resonate with you – the vastness and unpredictable nature of music is why we all love it, so be vast and unpredictable.

Check Out More Info About Go Wolf Below:

Go Wolf met at a random poetry night in a Belfast barber shop, enjoyed each others’ poems and a similar dress sense, got talking, decided to form a band, and quickly became one of the most talked-about new names in the Belfast music scene. Having recently supported the likes of The 1975, CSS and London Grammar, and having been officially signed to … the band have finally decided to release their much anticipated new single called Talk To You.

Buy a concert ticket or purchase a CD here.

Gerard Way Announces Japanese Tour Dates

gerardwayGerard Way has announced two Japanese tour dates for 2015 via Twitter. Joined by his band, Way will attend Australia’s Soundwave Festival  right after the short-lived Japanese excursion. Check out dates for both Japan and The Soundwave Festival below, after the jump.

For more from Gerard Way and The Hormones, you can buy a concert ticket or purchase a CD here

Ed Sheeran Announces Eastern European Tour Dates

Ed Sheeran“Don’t” singer, Ed Sheeran has announced Eastern European tour dates. Check them out below the jump to see if he’s coming to a venue near you!

To hear more from Ed, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here

WATCH: Macklemore and Fences “Arrows” Live on Good Morning America

macklemoreOn Monday morning, Macklemore and Fences performed the song, “Arrow” on Good Morning America. The song is the first single from Lesser Oceans, Fences’ upcoming album. Check out the video here!

To hear more from Macklemore, purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here.

STREAM: Yellowcard “Transition Home”

yellowcardYellowcard is streaming their newest track, “Transition Home”. The song is off their seventh full-length album, Lift A Sail. Listen to the song here!

To hear more of Yellowcard, purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.

WATCH: Panic! At The Disco “Bohemian Rhapsody” Queen Cover

BrendonUrie-PanicAtTheDisco2013Panic! At The Disco have released a music video of them covering Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. The song was performed on the Gospel Tour earlier this summer. Check out the video after the jump.

To hear more of Panic! At The Disco, purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here

Photos: All That Remains, Lancaster P.A

DSC_1009Check out the full online photo gallery from All That Remain’s Lancaster, PA date on September 11th after the jump and purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

Photo Credit: Nate Rivers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH: Lorde Cover Bon Iver

1-8 LordeThe indie star Lorde surprised fans a few weeks ago when she did a cover during a performance. She was doing a show at Mann Music Center in Philadelphia for her current tour when she broke out into a cover of Bon Iver‘s song “Heavenly Father.” Luckily it was caught on video and you can watch it below. Lorde is currently on the Pure Heroine U.S. Tour. If you want to see Lorde perform, you can buy concert tickets here.

To catch up on Lorde’s tunes, you can purchase a CD here.

Senses Fail Sign With Pure Noise Records

Senses FailRecently, Senses Fail announced that they are switching to Pure Noise Records. They were formerly with Staple Records.

Currently, the band is on a U.S. tour that runs through October 5 in Santa Ana, CA. The tour is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their album Let it Enfold You.

The band’s latest album, Renacer, came out in 2013. They have not since recorded any new material.

To listen to more of Senses Fail, you can purchase a CD here. And to check out their remaining shows, you can buy concert tickets here.

Angels and Airwaves’ Vinyl To Go Pink

Angels and airwavesIn support for the Keep A Breast Foundation, Angels and Airwaves have a limited edition, pink pressing of their album LOVE, parts one and two.

Starting today, you can purchase a copy of the album here, which was put out by SRCVinyl. All purchases will take out a $5 donation towards the foundation.

To listen to more of Angels and Airwaves, you can purchase a CD here. And to see if they’re on tour, you can buy concert tickets here.

WATCH: Twenty One Pilots Cover DJ Khaled

twenty one pilotsDuring a concert at the LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH, Twenty One Pilots performed a brief cover of DJ Khaled’s song “All I Do Is Win” that you can watch below.

Also during the tour, the duo has covered songs by Beyonce and Lana Del Rey. The U.S. portion of the tour will last until October 18. After that, they’ll begin a tour of Europe starting on November 6.

To listen to more of Twenty One Pilots, you can purchase a CD here. And to see if the remainder of their tour is coming near you, you can buy concert tickets here.

PHOTOS: Boston Calling Sept 2014 Day # 3

BostonCallingSept2014-Sunday-5974Check out the full online photo gallery from Sunday’s Boston Calling Music Festival on September 7th 2014 at City Hall Plaza after the jump.  Purchase a CD at each band’s website, and keep an eye on the Boston Calling website to buy concert tickets for next May.  All photos by Mike Splain.

 

 

WATCH: The Cure Cover The Beatles With Paul McCarney’s Son

the_cure_splashThe Cure are one of the artists appearing on Paul McCartney‘s tribute album, The Art Of Paul McCartney. A cover of The Beatles‘ classic “Hello, Goodbye” was recorded alongside McCartney’s son, James. Check the video out below and let us know what you think.

You can purchase a CD here and keep up to date with the band and know when to buy concert tickets here.

WATCH: Twenty One Pilots Cover Beyonce

7-28 Twenty One PilotsTwenty One Pilots covered Beyonce‘s “Drunk In Love”  at The LC Pavilion on September 4 in Columbus, Ohio. Check out the video below and let us know what you think.

To hear more from Twenty One Pilots, you can buy concert tickets here or you can purchase a CD here.

Pierce The Veil “Bulls In The Bronx” and Selena Gomez “Come And Get It” Mashup

Pierce-The-Veil-620x346Mashup maker, Doctor Brixx, recently created a mix featuring Pierce The Veil‘s “Bulls In The Bronx” and “Come And Get It” by Selena Gomez titled “Matador”.  Stream the song after the jump, and definitely check out more of Doctor Brixx’s songs here.

To here more from Pierce The Veil, purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.

Are you a fan of Selena Gomez? Purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.

Man Overboard Reschedule European Tour

Man OverboardMan Overboard has postponed their European tour due to a medical emergency. Though they were supposed to leave for tour in November, the band has rescheduled the tour for April. Read a statement from the band and check out the new dates after the jump.

To hear more from Man Overboard, you can purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here.

Blink-182 Vinyl Goes Pink For Keep A Breast

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SRCVinyl is putting out a pink presses of Blink-182‘s Take Off Your Pants and Jacket for breast cancer awareness month. Get more information below!

You can buy Blink concert tickets here or purchase a CD here.

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