Posts Tagged ‘british’

Magnum to launch live Escape album

Magnum are gearing up to launch a live album recorded during last year’s European tour, they’ve confirmed.

Steel Panther call out Chili Peppers and Fozzy

Steel Panther’s Michael Starr has challenged Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis to a sing-off and says he’s ready to “beat the shit out of” Fozzy mainman Chris Jericho.

BRIT Awards 2015: 5 Essential Moments From a Night of Flamethrowers and Falls

It was a night of a few thrills and one show-stealing spill at the BRIT Awards in London. Ed Sheeran (British Male Solo Artist, Mastercard British Album of the Year) and Sam Smith (BRITs Global Success Award, British Breakthrough Act) confirmed their rising-star status, picking up two trophies each at the O2 Arena. But it was the night’s falling star – Madonna, who dramatically crashed down a flight of steps during her performance – that ended up grabbing the headlines. Madonna Fights Back: Inside Rolling Stone’s New Issue Madonna later said on Instagram that she was “fine.” Otherwise, it was an atypically slick show genially hosted by TV personalities Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly and heavy on genuine global stars, with performers including Taylor Swift and Kanye West

Apple Must Pay $533 Million for Patent Infringement, Judge Says

A federal jury has ruled that Apple willfully infringed on patents when developing iTunes’ data storage systems, following eight hours of deliberation. The Tyler, Texas–based judge presiding over the case has ordered the company to pay $532.9 million in damages, according to Reuters. Apple Pulls White-Power Music From iTunes The plaintiff, Smartflash LLC — which is based on the British Virgin Island of Tortola but also has a Texas address — filed the suit (viewable as a PDF) in May 2013, seeking $852 million in damages and citing six patents that related to the storing and accessing of songs, videos and games. The company does not make any products, nor does it have any employees other than founder Patrick Racz, who is a co-investor in the patents. At the time, the suit named three game manufacturers as defendants in addition to Apple, claiming that another one of iTunes’ functions violated Smartflash’s in-app-purchase patents, but they were later dismissed from the suit.

Townshend solo work reissued

Eleven of the Who mastermind Pete Townshend’s solo albums have been relaunched digitally.

Classic Rock 208: On Sale Now

In Classic Rock 208, we celebrate the artists who deserve the sort of accolades that mainstream institutions have either forgotten or refused to bestow on them…

Jimi Hendrix animated in final interview

An audio clip of an interview with guitar icon Jimi Hendrix the week before he died has been has been released as part of an animated web series titled Blank On Blank.

Hendrix sideman era marked in remaster series

Jimi Hendrix’s early recordings with Curtis Knight & The Squires is the subject of a remaster release next month.

CD Scavenger Hunt – June 2014 update

In keeping with trying to catch up with my shopping sprees from 2014, here’s the update for this past June. It’s a longer list this time around, hopefully some interesting albums here….. Ebay Y&T – s/t (1976) – $21.50 used … Continue reading →

Jimi Hendrix in The Blues magazine: out now

1967 was the year Jimi Hendrix inspired Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and others to quit aping the Chicago legends and cut a new no-rules blues fuelled by volume, flash and mind-blowing virtuosity. We go inside the dawn of the guitar hero and the rise of heavy blues.

Escape The Cult unveil Clandestine promo

Escape The Cult have issued a promo for their track Clandestine.

Therapy? unveil Disquiet

Therapy? will release their 14th album next month to coincide with a full UK tour.

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