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OXYGEN:INHALE by Thousand Foot Krutch – Thousand Foot Krutch – Oxygen Inhale (Album Review)

Thousand Foot Krutch is coming out with their 9th album on August 26th. The Dove Award Nominated band comes out with their 2ndindependent album, raising money with Pledge Music from their fans. TFK’s single “Light Up The Sky” was featured on EA Sports NHL in 2013, also on ESPN in 2012 along with the song “Let The Sparks Fly” which was also featured on NASCAR in 2012. The band has been nominated for a lot of different things on GMA, Dove Award and Juno Award. They have also been featured on several other things, including, NFL Super Bowl,

See Primus Play Tool’s ‘Aenima’ With Danny Carey

Primus recently recruited Tool’s Danny Carey to fill in for their drummer, Tim “Herb” Alexander – who is still recovering from open-heart surgery in July – and they welcomed him into the fold by playing a snippet of his band’s late-Nineties single “Ænima.” Maynard James Keenan Has an Update on Next Tool Album The trio worked the song’s first verse and chorus into their set at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall on Saturday – its first performance with Carey – between the Primus songs “Eleven,” off 1991’s Sailing the Seas of Cheese , and “To Defy the Laws of Tradition,” off 1990’s Frizzle Fry . They repeated the snippet the next day at their Riot Fest appearance, just before their 1993 Pork Soda single “My Name Is Mud.” The trio may reprise the interlude when it plays Denver’s Riot Fest on the weekend of September 19th. “The mighty Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander is a polyrhythmic Viking of extreme and unique talent so the one person that we thought could step into his shoes and do it justice is the one and only Mr.

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Peter Gutteridge, Member of the Clean, the Chills and Snapper, Dead

One of New Zealand’s indie-rock pioneers, Peter Gutteridge – who was a founding member of the Clean, the Chills and Snapper and contributed to the jangly, trebly lo-fi style that became known as the Dunedin sound in the early Eighties – has died, according to the Flying Nun record label. He was in his early 50s. 45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far “All of us, and so many people around the world, have been touched and affected by his music, whether it be the swirling fuzz of the guitar or haunting piano melodies,” the label, which put out records by all of the above bands, said in a statement. “Peter was a true hero of New Zealand music and will be deeply missed.

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D’oh Re Mi: ‘The Simpsons’ Take the Hollywood Bowl

After 25 seasons on the air, The Simpsons has permeated every corner of pop culture: postage stamps, bootleg T-shirts, video games. Since we’re in the middle of a one-month break between the record-breaking 552-episode Simpsons marathon on FXX and the premiere of Season 26 on Fox, a gap obviously needed to be filled. The solution: “The Simpsons Take the Bowl,” a three-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend celebrating the abundant music of Springfield’s finest. The show has spawned no fewer than six albums, from the excellent ( Songs in the Key of Springfield ) to the queasy ( The Yellow Album ). Friday’s opening-night show was sometimes rambling and under-rehearsed, but was mostly as tasty as floor pie

Sound City Studios Owner Tom Skeeter Dead at 82

Tom Skeeter, owner of the legendary Sound City Studios celebrated in Dave Grohl’s 2013 documentary Sound City , has died at the age of 82. Sound City Studios shared the news over Facebook on Saturday. Q&A: Dave Grohl on His ‘Sound City’ Doc and Taking Risks in Music “We lost our main man, Tommy Skeeter this week,” the post read.

Miley Cyrus Covers Led Zeppelin’s ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’

Miley Cyrus has taken another deep-dive into the classics, moving on from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin with a powerful cover of “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You.”  Related: The 40 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time Cyrus shared the cover on Soundcloud Friday night, directing fans to the track with the simple tweeted instruction, “Check dis shit out.” The song, which Led Zeppelin featured on their 1969 debut album, was written by folk singer Anne Bredon and covered by everyone from the Association to Vanilla Fudge. Led Zeppelin learned it from Joan Baez, who released her version of it in 1962, but Cyrus’ version is clearly based on the former, with her Robert Plant-channeling howl soaring in the dynamic changes. Aside from tweaking the title to “Baby I’m Gonna Leave You,” Cyrus also amps up those hard-charging transitions.

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‘The Simpsons’ Celebrate 25 Years With Hollywood Bowl Musical Extravaganza

The Simpsons  celebrated their 25th anniversary with a musical extravaganza at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday night, featuring live appearances from the show’s cast and creator along with performances by the likes of “Weird Al” Yankovic, Hans Zimmer and Conan O’Brien. 150 Best ‘Simpsons’ Episodes of All Time As the Associated Press reports, Simpsons voice actors Nancy Cartwright, Yeardly Smith and Hank Azaria were on hand to host “The Simpsons Take the Bowl,” with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra providing musical accompaniment to clips from the show’s long back catalog. Series creator Matt Groening dished some behind-the-scenes dirt on the show, composer Hans Zimmer appeared onstage to conduct his contributions and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles delivered huge performances of classic Simpsons musical numbers including “See My Vest” and “Spider Pig.” Former Simpsons writer Conan O’Brien led the chorus in a spirited rendition of “Monorail,” dedicating the segment to the late Phil Hartman, who voiced the transportation huckster Lyle Lanley in the original O’Brien-penned episode. Jon Lovitz also paid tribute to Hartman and the many characters he gave life to on the show

Florida Georgia Line Team Up with CBS Sports

CBS Sports has teamed up with superstar duo Florida Georgia Line for its SEC ON CBS broadcasts. The reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year has recorded a customized version of the song “That’s What’s Up” off a deluxe edition of their highly anticipated second album ANYTHING GOES (Republic Nashville), due out October 14th. The […]

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See Spike Jonze’s Impromptu Karen O Video Starring Elle Fanning

Noted Karen O fan Spike Jonze, who included the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman’s solo recording “The Moon Song” in his film Her last year – earning her an Oscar nomination – has thrown his support behind her again with an impromptu music video he made at the Met during New York Fashion Week. The director took a break from working on a one-act play for his friend Humbert Leon’s fashion brand, Opening Ceremony, to capture actress Elle Fanning’s reaction to “Ooo,” the lead track on the singer’s recently released solo record, Crush Songs . Karen O Draws on Former Crushes for Debut Solo Album “The idea was to do a play instead of a regular fashion show during Fashion Week, and, miraculously, we were able to do it at the New York Metropolitan Opera House,” Jonze wrote in a post for Vice . “Also, this week my dear friend Karen is putting out her first solo album of precious, personal love and heartache gems titled Crush Songs

Odd Future Launch 24/7 Radio Channel

Odd Future are launching their own commercial-free channel on Dash Radio. Streaming live, 24-hours-a-day on the Dash website, the channel will feature “our shows, our shit and music we like,” according to a statement from the hip-hop collective.  Seven Hot Hip-Hop Crews “Live show on Tuesdays. specials… whatever they come up with,” manager Christian Clancy told  The Fader  of the radio venture’s possible content. ” Could be absolutely amazing or a complete disaster…

Bob Crewe, Singer and Four Seasons Songwriter, Dead at 83

Bob Crewe, the veteran singer, songwriter and producer who penned a string of hits for the Four Seasons, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Rag Doll,” died Thursday at the age of 83. Crewe’s brother, Dan, confirmed the songwriter’s death to Rolling Stone . Crewe made an indelible impact on pop music, co-writing the ubiquitous “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” in 1967 for Frankie Valli and Labelle’s 1974 hit “Lady Marmalade” alongside tracks for Michael Jackson, Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson. Morrissey Gives and Gives on ‘Fallon’ Crewe began his career in the 1950s as a singer and producer, writing for doo-wop/pop group the Rays. The group scored their biggest hit with 1957’s “Silhouettes,” which would later be covered by Herman’s Hermits and Bob Dylan, the latter recording the track for his legendary Basement Tapes sessions. Crewe would spend most of the Fifties writing hits for other singers before recording two albums himself in 1961 and becoming a “teen heartthrob” alongside Ricky Nelson and Paul Anka

Weekend Rock Question: What’s U2’s Best Deep Cut?

U2 stunned their fans earlier this week by releasing their new album Songs of Innocence for free on iTunes. “We wanted to make a very personal album,” Bono told Rolling Stone ‘s Gus Wenner. “Let’s try to figure out why we wanted to be in a band, the relationships around the band, our friendships, our lovers, our family.” U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence': A Track-by-Track Guide Now we have a question for you: What is your favorite deep cut from U2’s catalog? Any song that wasn’t a hit works fine here

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