Maura | February 21, 2008 - 10:30 am

Cobra Starship, The Academy Is…, Say Anything, Angels and Airwaves, and Against Me! are among the bands that will be playing the entire run of this summer’s Warped Tour, with Paramore, Pennywise, and the All-American Rejects dropping in on the bill during certain dates. I will also say right now that I’ll give a dollar… More »


Michael Jackson’s Label Not All That Thrilled With “Billboard” Chart Rules

Maura | February 21, 2008 - 10:00 am

The album chart that came out yesterday was filled with Grammy-feted albums, but there was one notable omission from it: The new, Akon-studded version of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, which sold 166,000 copies but was relegated to Billboard’s catalog charts. According to the New York Daily News, execs at Sony are calling Billboard’s decision “unfathomable… Michael… More »


Jess Harvell | February 21, 2008 - 9:30 am

Urb busts back against Pitchfork’s takedown of Idolator fave Steve Aoki’s Pillowface mix CD with a screed that manages to zing the entire city of Chicago in the process. More »



“American Idol” Continues Its Long Trip Through The ’60s

Maura | February 21, 2008 - 8:36 am

Last night’s American Idol concluded this year’s installment of ’60s week, this time with the top 12 women taking on the favorite songs of oldies stations and baby boomers around the country. After the jump, Google Trends brings you last night’s top five Idol-performed songs and top, um, halves of a performer (as of 7:30… More »


Tonight’s “American Idol” Eliminations: Hey, Why Don’t We Semi-Liveblog This?

Maura | February 21, 2008 - 8:18 am

Since I’m watching American Idol’s elimination episode while waiting for Lost to come on, I figure: Why not let those of you who don’t care enough to watch it live know about the eliminations–as they happen? Spoilers ahoy after the jump. … More »


Paramore Lead Singer’s Cryptic Blog Post Sends Fans Crying Into Their Orange Hair Dye

Maura | February 21, 2008 - 5:30 am

Hey, remember a few weeks ago, when we made mention of the fact that Paramore guitarist Josh Farro wasn’t happy with the attention heaped on lead singer Hayley Williams? Well, the tensions between the band may be a little bit higher than previously thought; Paramore canceled the remainder of its UK/Europe jaunt earlier this week,… More »



All Points West Festival Banking On Hopes That There Are Lots Of Radiohead And Jack Johnson Fans Out There

Maura | February 21, 2008 - 5:17 am

The All Points West Festival–from the people who brought you Coachella, and set in bucolic Jersey City–has announced the lineup for its inaugural year, and people who wanted to see Radiohead play a show somewhere around New York City are going to be really, really excited, as the band is headlining two of the fest’s… More »


Maura | February 21, 2008 - 5:05 am

File under “reasons that you should order pizza only from places you trust”: “When I was in college (Illinois State) Winger played our basketball shed – when they were done with the show, Kip made his way to ‘sorority row’ where he picked one (Tri sigs) and went in with a polaroid – orgy madness… More »


Foreigner Keeps Its Name In The News, Inks Sponsorship Deal With AARP

Maura | February 21, 2008 - 4:40 am

AARP is celebrating its 50th anniversary by sponsoring Foreigner’s Feels Like The First Time Tour, which will allow AARP members to get “priority seating” and meet the band during “exclusive VIP receptions.” More »



Soulja Boy’s Newest Venture Inspires Many IMs Consisting Solely Of The Word “Shooooooooeeeeeeesssss”

Maura | February 21, 2008 - 4:15 am

So Soulja Boy’s personal line of kicks are going to be called Yums, which is appropriate since the colors they’re available in are bright hues that bring to mind Sour Patch Kids, Trix, and other sugar-covered things that are really bad for your teeth and well-being. But! More »


Justice Of The Unicorns Envision A Magic Marker Rapture In Our Worst Album Cover Of The Year Race

Jess Harvell | February 21, 2008 - 3:45 am

Relive The Magical Process That Was Making Records In The 1940s

Maura | February 21, 2008 - 3:10 am

Sure, the new-media music age has resulted in us all seeing enough “in the studio with…” clips and descriptions of digital-distribution technology to make anyone a budding mogul, but this 20-minute film from 1942 on the making of albums at the Victor Talking Machine Company in Camden, N.J., gives… More »


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