Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Headliners of Isle of Wight Festival announced!

Isle of Wight is one of the most important music festivals in the world! Since its resurrection, in 2002, it will be the fifth Isle of Wight fest. Placebo and Golftrapp are added to the headliners of the festival (Prodigy are also Headliners).



The fest will take place at June 9 , and it is going to attract great crowd. Stay tuned for more information!

For tickets you have to call at 0870 663 663 or go to NME TICKETS

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

European tour by Rolling Stones

I m so happy to see that Rolling Stones announced many tour dates of the European tour for the support of "A Bigger Bang". I got much happier when i saw that Greece was included in the countries where the group will give a show! I 'm Greek and I am going to see the legends of rock in a live show (for more information about Rolling Stones in Greece click the underlined).



Other confirmed destinations of the tour are: Holland, Germany, Austria, Poland, Belgium, Italy, G. Britain, Russia, Croatia, Ireland, Portugal, Switzerland.

The tour in North America was great.. Let see what will happen in Europe!

Monday, November 28, 2005

Pet Shop Boys are back with a new album!

After the 2003's PopArt Pet shop boys are back with a new album. The English pop dueto are happy for this. Trevor Horn made the production of the album.

Chris Lowe said about the new album: "We've really enjoyed making this album with Trevor and his team and are very happy indeed with the finished result." Neil Tennant added: "We think it's a great Pet Shop Boys album and also a great Trevor Horn record."

In this record we will find also a track recorded for PopArt, called Numb. The album has been produced by Trevor Horn and features 10 new tracks created by Lowe and Tennant, reports NME.com.

The album will be released in April 2006!

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Roger Waters announces that he is keen to the Pink Floyd Reunion!

Roger Waters said in XFM that he think that the perspective of the reunion of Pink Floyd sounds nice, fuelling the speculation of the reunion of Live 8 was no one off! He said: "I'd be very up for doing a lot more,". He explained. "It was such fun. We went in and did some rehearsals, and the moment we plugged in for the first rehearsal, it was like putting on an old shoe".

Pink Floyd Reunion for Live 8


Now Waters is concentrating with his new opera "Ca Ira" about the french revolution. Waters said of his present project: "Music is music. One's only responsibility as a musician or any kind of artist is to speak one's truth and hopefully invoke some kind of emotional response in your audience".

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Take That Reunion Tour

Do you remember Take that? The boy band of Robbie Williams, that split up 10 years ago, announced that they are going to reform for a tour, of course without Robbie. At a press conference in London, Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Howard Donald said they would go back on tour.

Take ThatThey will give 11 arena shows, in England and Ireland, in April. Singer Barlow said: "Thanks for giving us the last 10 years off but the rumours are true. Take That are going back on tour". He said about Robbie: "Robbie has been included in the offer but I don't know what he thinks. But we would do it without him. I think we'd have to". He also said: "Financially it's a very tempting idea and I know a lot of our fans would like it". And he added: "Our live shows were what made Take That great, so if we came back it would have to beat that otherwise I wouldn't want to do it".

Tickets for the tour will go on sale on 2 December.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Secret Strokes' concert in Sydney for the Support of their third album!

At Nov 23 The Strokes gave a show in Sydneys Gaelic Club for 800 fans of the group. Noel Gallagher was in the crowd (he really likes The Strokes). The band played a one off show for the support of the upcoming third album, called First Impressions Of Earth.

The Strokes played songs from their new album but also hits from the past albums ('New York City Cops','Last Nite', 'Reptilia'). Frontman Julian Casablancas praised local fans saying: "God bless you. Australians are really good people. I mean that!".

Here is the setlist of the concert:

'Heart In A Cage'
'On The Other Side'
'Electricityscape'
'Red Light'
'Hawaii'
'15 Minutes'
'Juicebox'
'Evening Sun'
'Hard To Explain'
'NYC Cops'
'The End Has No End'
'You Only Live Once'
'Vision Of Division'
'Last Nite'
'Reptilia'
'What Ever Happened?'
'Take It Or Leave It'

The release date is January 3.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Madonna reaches the top!

It isn't surprise that Madonna's new album has already reached the top of the charts. It is the fifth of the last six album that reached the no 1 of the british top 10. Confession on a Dance floor is also the 9th no1 album of Madonna. Madonna is probably the most popular woman singer and she seems to enjoy it.


Besides her single hit, called Hung Up reached the top of the singles chart. The super woman is here and she is not going to leave her popularity sink!

Monday, November 21, 2005

New Album and tour by Richard Aschroft

The ex frontman of Verve, Richard Aschroft, is back with his 3rd album after 2002's Human Condition. The release date is 23 January in UK by Parlophone and the title is: Keys to the World. Here is the tracklist:

01 Why Not Nothing?
02 Music Is Power
03 Break the Night With Colour
04 Words Just Get in the Way
05 Keys to the World
06 Sweet Brother Malcolm
07 Cry Til the Morning
08 Why Do Lovers?
09 Simple Song
10 World Keeps Turning

Aschroft told at the XFM online: "It's got a good mix to it: there's some good raw rock 'n' roll on it, some moments of beauty and lushness, but there are some tracks that are pretty raw, pretty heavy." As for the lyrics, Ashcroft told Xfm, "There's a lot of different topics and things I'm going into, and for a time I was thinking about that very English way of writing tunes back from '65 and '66. The Stones, The Beatles, [all the songs] have a bit of Dylan twisted-ness in the sound, but they retain an Englishness to them."

Aschroft will be on tour with Coldplay (we watched them on stage at live 8). Here is the schedule of his tour:

12-14 London, England - Earls Court *
12-15 London, England - Earls Court *
12-16 London, England - Earls Court *
12-18 Newcastle, England - Telewest Arena *
12-19 Manchester, England - Evening News Arena *
03-20 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena *
03-22 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Center *
03-25 East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena *
03-26 Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum *
03-30 Chicago, IL - United Center *
04-03 Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena *
04-04 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena *
04-06 Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center *

Saturday, November 19, 2005

John Lennon's remasters and more!

John Lennon, remains a hot celebrity many years after his death. The 70s lps Sometime in New York and Walls and Bridges (the last two solo albums that weren'r remastered) are now reissued. They are going to be released at Nov 22 with the Label of Capitol Records.

Speaking of the new remasters, in a recent press release, Yoko Ono said: "I decided that the Fillmore performance should end without going into the long avant-garde improvisation. I wanted John to have the last voice on the album, spreading his childhood over us. If you miss the 'freak out' part...just put a microphone to the many battlefields in the world. You will hear everything - children crying, guys shouting, and the occasional silence created by the dead."

Besides there are plans for a movie about Mark David Chapman (the murderer of Lennon) and the days before the murder of rock superstar. Jared Leto will star as Chapman and the title of the film will be "Chapter 27" (a reference to the copy of Catcher in the Rye that Chapman was carrying at the time of the murder).

Finally NBC's Dateline has programmed a two-hour documentary to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the rock idol's tragic death. Set to feature previously-unheard audio recordings of Lennon's killer discussing the murder of the artist and his reasoning behind it, the show will air this Friday, November 18 at 8:00pm EST.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Courtney Love works on new tracks!

Courtney Love was Kurt Cobain's wife before he died. But she is also a great singer. She announced that she has 8 new songs which can be the beggining of a new album that will follow the 2004's "American Sweetheart". She had the convinience of having much free time and that gave her the opportunity or writing new songs.



She told The Guardian: "I've had nothing but time in here. There's not a lot of activities. You have to make your own fn and my fun is my guitar so I'm down to it and I have to really question what it is I do for a living. Primarily I do two things: I act and I sing, and if I don't do those things well then I don't know what my objective is."

So we should expect for a new album in the next months..

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Details about the new Belle and Sebastian Album

Belle and Sebastian are back after their last -very successfull- album Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003)with a brand new album. The album is called The Life Pursuit and the release date is February 6. The recording of the album took place in a studio of Los Angeles during the last Summer.



Lets have a look at the tracklist:

'The Act Of The Apostle Part 1'
'Another Sunny Day'
'White Collar Boy'
'The Blues Are Still Blue'
'Dress Up In You'
'Sukie In The Graveyard'
'We Are The Sleepyheads'
'Song For Sunshine'
'Funny Little Frog'
'To Be Myself Completely'
'Act Of the Apostle Part 2'
'For The Price Of A Cup Of Tea'
'Mornington Crescent'

B & S will support the new album with a tour in Britain, a few days before the release of the album.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Morissey announce final tracklist!

Morissey finally announced the final tracklist of the album "Ringleader of the Tormentors" which will be his next album after the successfull "You are the Quarry". The release date of the LP is March 20, but a single will be released in February.


Here is the tracklist:

'I Will See You In Far-off Places'
'Dear God Please Help Me'
'You Have Killed Me'
'The Youngest Was The Most Loved'
'In The Future When All's Well'
'The Father Who Must Be Killed'
'Life Is A Pigsty'
'I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now'
'On The Streets I Ran'
'To Me You Are A Work Of Art'
'I Just Want To See The Boy Happy'
'At Last I Am Born'

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

U2 continue the succesfull Vertigo tour!

U2 are on the road for the tour "Vertigo" for the support of their last album How to dismantle an atomic bomb. They announced, at their official site, that they are going to extend their tour. To be more specific, they said that they will return for tour in February with live shows in Mexico, South America, New Zealand, Australia and Japan. It is unknown if additional North American shows are in the plans.



Vertigo has grossed an astonishing $256.5 million this year and drawn more than 3 million fans to 88 shows reported to Billboard Boxscore, all of them sell-outs.

Monday, November 14, 2005

The Darkness vocalist attacks to Chris Martin!

Justin Hawkins is the vocalist and main persona of The Darkness. Just a few days before the release of their second album, he attacked to Chris Martin, vocalist of Coldplay. He blammed him for his involvement with the Make Trade Fair campaign.

Speaking about the Coldplay frontman's charity work, Hawkins said: "This 'make fairs safe' stuff he does gets on my nerves. It's all just a bit cheap." He added that: "During Band Aid, Chris swanned in, stayed for about 20 minutes... we were there for two days and worked our behinds off.".. and he continued: "He obviously didn't care. I got the sense he was just doing it to raise his profile."



Well, here is the beggining of a battle between the two famous groups..

Friday, November 11, 2005

New Releases and Top 10

There are many important new releases at the moment that we will announce just here: The Marjorie Fair will release a Live EP and Josh Rouse is ready with his Bedroom Classics. Beautiful Lindsay Lohan is back with a single called Confession of a broken heart. The veteran Neil Diamond, releases a new album called 13 Songs. The rock Queens of the Stone Age, are ready to release a new single called Burn the Witch. Lets have a look at the i-tunes Top-10:

Top 10 Albums
1 All That I Am, Santana
2 The Road and the Radio, Kenny Chesney
3 Speak for Yourself, Imogen Heap
4 Christmas Songs (iTunes Version), D...
5 Wherever You Are, Third Day
6 Blink-182: Greatest Hits, Blink-182
7 Late Registration, Kanye West
8 Monkey Business, Black Eyed Peas
9 12 Songs, Neil Diamond
10 From Under the Cork Tree, Fall Out Boy

Stay tuned for more..

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Massive tour by Coldplay

Unfortunately or not, Coldplay is at the moment, one of the greatest band in the planet. So everyone would expect to watching them in a live gig. North America is lucky because Coldplay just announced that they will visit North America for a second leg of their tour "Twisted Logic". The shows will take place in several cities of North America and the tour will start at 25 January and finish at April 6.

Richard Ashcroft and Fiona Apple will support them for many of these shows. Here is a list of the new dates that just announced:

The new dates are:
Seattle Key Arena (January 25)
Vancouver GM Place (26)
Sacramento ARCO Arena (30)
Oakland Arena (31)
San Jose HP Pavilion (February 1)
Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena (3)
Denver Pepsi Center (19)
Omaha Qwest Center (20)
Detroit Palace of Auburn Hills (22)
Louisville Freedom Hall (23)
Houston Toyota Center (25)
Dallas American Airlines Center (26)
Oklahoma City Ford Center (27)
Washington MCI Center (March 2)
Orlando T.D. Waterhouse Centre (4)
Tampa Ford Pavilion (5)
Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena (20)
Toronto Air Canada Center (22)
East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena (25)
Uniondale Nassau Coliseum (26)
Chicago United Center (30)
Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena (April 3)
Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena (4)
Philadelphia Wachovia Center (6)

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The Eurythmics release Collection, Remasters and new songs!

The 80s dueto is back after many years. Eurythmics announced that they will remaster their entire catalog, adding some unreleased tracks, including two brand new Eyrythmics songs. Covers of Doors, Lou Reed, Smiths and David Bowie will be included to these unreleased songs which makes these remasters more interesting and attractive. That will happen at November 15.

Stewart said about the two new Eyrythmics songs: "We were there only forty-five minutes, and we'd already written 'I've Got a Life.' We started to record it, and, by the time we drove home, we were playing the CD in the car."

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But Eurythmics will also celebrate today (November 9) their great career with a -best of- Collection with 19 songs. Classic hit like Here Comes the rain again, or Sweet Dreams, will be of course part of this collection. Lets enjoy it!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Madonna's new Single and Album!

Madonna is back in discography after almost 3 years (American life was released at April 22 2003) with a new album. The title of the album is "Confessions on a Dancefloor" and it will be released at November 14.

The first single of the album was released yesterday (Nov. 7) and it's called Hung Up. Madonna will play the new album at November 15 at London KOKO (where she played for first time in her live in UK in June of 1983.



There are also some rumours for a tour, but it is not confirmed. She said at Billboard, that if she go on tour, it would be on summer. At least the English fan of Madonna will have an opportunity of admiring her live at KOKO (though the crowd will be made up of competition winners.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Coldplay, Greenday and Gorillaz win at MTV Awards!

MTV is maybe the most significant commercial music organization. So, MTV awards are a very important nomination. This year, not surprisingly, was the year of Coldplay, Greenday and Gorillaz. Coldplay's X&Y was a good album. The single "Speed of Sound" was honoured as the best song and the Coldplay got the award of the Best UK & Ireland Act. Greenday, with the great rock album "American Idiot" won the Best Rock and Best Album Award.

Gorillaz released one of the most interesting albums, with "Demon Days". So it is not surprising that they won the title of the Best Group (though they are not a usual group).

We can see a list of the winners just below:

Best Male
Robbie Williams
Best Female
Shakira
Best Group
Gorillaz
Best Rock
Green Day
Best Hip-Hop
Snoop Dogg
Best Alternative
System Of A Down
Best Song
Coldplay 'Speed Of Sound'
Best R&B
Alicia Keys
Best Pop
The Black Eyed Peas
Best Album
Green Day 'American Idiot'
Best New Act
James Blunt
Best Video
The Chemical Brothers 'Believe'
Free Your Mind Award
Sir Bob Geldof

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Michael Jackson's song for Katrina is finally ready!

Michael Jackson announced that the single hit that he wrote for the victims of Katrina Hurricane is almost ready. Jackson is recording the single and he contacts with the musicians who will sing a part of the song. There are two or three artists left to add their vocals. After that Michael Jackson will add his vocals and the song will be ready.

Michael Jackson


The temporary title of the song was "From The Bottom Of My Heart" but it is going to change. Some of the co operators of Jackson's effort are : James Brown, Lenny Krawitz, Maraiah Carrey, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z and Missy Elliot.

For more information about Michael Jackson's project for Katrina read here.

Live Album By Audioslave! When will it be ready?

Audioslave, the band of ex RATM Tom Morello, is in the best shape ever. 10 more shows remain on their first U.S. headlining tour, and guitarist Tom Morello said that they have "never played better together". But it is more important that the group is in a very creative mood. They wrote "about 20 songs in various stages of togetherness" over the course of a month this past summer.

Tom Morello


Audioslave have been performing some of this fresh material.It will be recorded and released into the band's third LP which will be a live one. Morello said: "We've been rotating about five that we're comfortable enough to play live". "We've been playing one a night" he explained.

Rammstein's new Album!!

Rammstein are back with a new dynamite album, who will satisfy the fans of the group. It is called "Rosenrot" and i think it is fascinating. Many lovers of industrial music consider Rammstein as the best band in this genre. Great distorted guitars, keyboards that take your breath, give great advantages to the album.

Rammstein


We should check "Spring" and "Halfmir" which are maybe the best tracks of the album. The "dirty" "Benzin", "Zerstoren" and "Mann Gegen Mann" are also great. They have also a ballad with english lyrics sang by vocalist Sharleen Spiteri. This cd is released in a limited edition, which contains also a live DVD with 3 songs (Reise Reise, Mein Teil and Sonne).

Friday, November 04, 2005

New Covenant Single at January 20!

We can't wait for the new Covenant single called "Ritual Noise" on January 20. This single will be a part of the new album of the group, the amazing "Skyshaper", that seems to be great. If you want to have an idea about the new album, you can visit the official site of the group where there are many samples from the new tracks. If you haven't listened to previous songs of Covenant this site gives you the opportunity of tasting their sound. EnJoy!

Covenant

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Strokes announce the final Tracklist of their new album!

The date January 3, is so close and the fans of the New York band can't wait for the release of the new album of Strokes. Strokes announced that the new album "First Impressions of earth", will include 14 tracks and "Juicebox" (very well known to the net fan of strokes) will be the first single.

In their live appearances, The Strokes usually perform many of the hits of the new album Let see if the new album will be a commercial success. 570000 copies of the sophomore album were sold. But the rookie album seems to be the most successful with over one million copies sold.

The Strokes


Let see the tracklist:

You Only Live Once
Juicebox
Heart In a Cage
Razorblade
On the Other Side
Vision of Division
Ask Me anything
Electricityscape
Killing Lies
Fear of Sleep
Evening Sun
Ize of the World
15 Minutes
Red Light

You can also have a look here for more information about Strokes new album and tracks.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Franz Ferdinand cover Air

Everybody knows that Air's "Sexy Boy" is one of the most successful hits of the french chill out/lounge/trip hop dueto. Franz Ferdinand will cover this song, and I think that their experimentation will give us a very interesting result. Franz will include this cover in an edition of the new single of Franz, "Walk Away" which is going to be released on December 5.

Franz are going to create three different editions of the single : 7 inches vinyl, CD και DVD. Let see the tracklist:

Franz Ferdinand
Vinyl
1. Walk Away
2. The Fallen (acoustic)

CD
1. Walk Away
2. Sexy Boy

DVD
1. Walk Away (video)
2. Walk Away (the making of the video)
3. This Boy (live in Edinburgh)

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

New 3-CD Collection by David Bowie!

David Bowie is on of the most significant personas of pop rock music since the mid 60s. But he hasn't released a new album since live ep "Survive". But the fans of the major frontman will be satisfied with the new collection, called "The Platinum Collection". It will be released at November 13. Many top hits of past releases will be concluded. Space oddity, ziggy stardust, cat people and many other songs, will give us many music pleasant hours.


The album will be consisted of 3 cds. The tracklist is:

CD 1: The Best of Bowie 1969 to 1974
1 The Jean Genie
2 Space Oddity
3 Starman
4 Ziggy Stardust
5 John, I'm Only Dancing (Sax Version)
6 Rebel Rebel
7 Let's Spend The Night Together
8 Suffragette City
9 Oh! You Pretty Things
10 Velvet Goldmine
11 Drive In Saturday
12 Diamond Dogs
13 Changes
14 Sorrow
15 The Prettiest Star
16 Life On Mars?
17 Aladdin Sane
18 The Man Who Sold The World
19 Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
20 All The Young Dudes

Disc 2: The Best of Bowie 1974 to 1979
1 Sound And Vision
2 Golden Years
3 Fame
4 Young Americans
5 John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)
6 Can You Hear Me
7 Wild Is The Wind
8 Knock On Wood (Live)
9 TVC 15
10 1984
11 It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
12 Look Back In Anger
13 The Secret Life Of Arabia
14 DJ
15 Beauty And The Beast
16 Breaking Glass
17 Boys Keep Swinging
18 Heroes

Disc 3: The Best of Bowie 1980 to 1987
1 Let's Dance
2 Ashes To Ashes
3 Under Pressure
4 Fashion
5 Modern Love
6 China Girl
7 Scary Monsters
8 Up The Hill Backwards
9 Alabama Song
10 Drowned Girl
11 Cat People
12 This Is Not America
13 Loving The Alien
14 Absolute Beginners
15 When The Wind Blows
16 Blue Jean
17 Day-In Day-Out
18 Time Will Crawl
19 Underground