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“Almost Alice” Goodies

by on Jan.13, 2010, under Music News

Almost Alice             The full tracklisting of Alice in Wonderland‘s soundtrack has been revealed and it seems it will not be just one song and the compulsory Danny Elfman score. Almost Alice will feature an impressive array of indie/alternative goodies and will be out in stores in March. The first confirmed track was the Pete Wentz/Mark Hoppus collaboration, In Transit, but now, it’s obvious that the selection range has widened.

             Avril Lavigne’s Alice (Underground) will be the first single from the album, with a video coming in February. Tim Burton’s lifeline in his early days, Robert Smith, is also an interesting surprise — he will be covering the classic Very Good Advice, with Franz Ferdinand adding to the Brit procent with The Lobster Quadrille. Interesting newcomer, Kerli will contribute with two pieces, one alone, one with Tokio Hotel. Owl City will pour some of his electro innocence in the mix, while harder sounds will most likely be provided by Wolfmother and Shinedown. All Time Low, Motion City Soundtrack, Metro Station and The All-American Rejects will also feature. Full tracklisting HERE.

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Blink 182 Visit The Old Continent Next Summer

by on Dec.26, 2009, under Music News

mark hoppus          Mark Hoppus has announced that Blink 182 will be touring Europe for a few weeks, during the summer of 2010. No exact dates or locations have been published yet, but in the following months, everything will be revealed. To be sure that you are not missing anything, check the band’s official site for future information. Since the band reformed, there has been talk of a new album, but there is still nothing certain. Drummer Travis Barker has been working on his solo record, which will feature, among others, RZA and Chester of Linkin Park and Dead By Sunrise. It will be out next year, under the title Mr. Barker’s. Mark Hoppus has been in the studio also, producing a lot of new bands, while Tom DeLonge’s side project, Angels and Airwaves is about to release a new album, Love, and also an experimental movie of the same name. The first single, Hallucinations, has been released as a free download, as will the entire record. However, some sources state that the band will be working on a new Blink 182 album before touring Europe in 2010. Their last one was released in 2003.

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A Band Of Brothers

by on Nov.21, 2009, under Music News

band of brothersAn online auction has been recently set by The Chi Cheng Special Needs Trust with the help of CharityBuzz.com. All earnings will go to the said fund to help pay the medical bills. The auction will conclude on December 8, 2009. For more than a year, the Deftones’ bassist has been, at first, in a coma and then, in a minimally conscious state. Since the tragedy happened, on November 4, 2008, his family and band have been met with the utmost support by fans and fellow musicians.

The latest effort is this  online auction, which is based on the help offered by some of the biggest names in contemporary rock.chi First of all, there is a lot of original and signed ”rock apparatus” (guitars, drum kits), that would grace any collector’s showroom. The list contains stuff signed by the likes of Metallica, 311, System of a Down, My Chemical Romance, Deftones, Green Day or country star, Tim McGraw. Remaining in the ”signed by” territory, you can also acquire promo material and albums by Coldplay, Iron Maiden, Gallows, Mastodon, Sepultura, Slayer, Alexisonfire.

More special gifts are offered, for example, by HIM. The highest bidder will get a chance to see the band perform at Helldone this year, as well as a meet&greet session, travel expenses and lodgings being also provided. Rise Against are doing something similar, involving their KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Show gig. Another great proof of generosity comes from Blink 182′s Mark Hoppus, who is willing to produce a track for one lucky (or rich) band, meaning you get to spend a day in the studio with him. One of the most coveted items in the offer is the Velvet Hammer Golden Pass, which, among other magic tricks that it performs, will grant you access to any Velvet Hammer artist show for one year. To see the entire list of items and to place your bid, go AWAY.

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