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EZDrummer - Multi Layer Drum Sampler [November 9th, 2006]
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Metal news by Blabbermouth:
Pop & Rock news by RollingStone:
Dick Wagner, Guitarist for Alice Cooper and Lou Reed, Dead at 71 - Dick Wagner who played guitar with Alice Cooper Lou Reed and Kiss at various points in his career di[...]Miranda Lambert to Co-Write and Star in Feature Film - Add screenwriter and movie actress to Miranda Lambert's résumé According to Deadline t[...]Lucy Hale Films 'Lie' on the Opry Stage - Lucy Hale's new "Lie a Little Better" video is a big step towards separating her Hollywood and Nashv[...]Beastie Boys' Mike D on How Grunge Killed 'Big, Fluffy Long Hair' - The Beastie Boys' Mike D has been revisiting the 1990s as part of a video series for Vanity Fair wit[...]Morrissey Denies Former Bodyguard's Violent Allegations - It's not every day Morrissey lands on TMZ but thanks to an alleged murder-for-hire plot lobbied by t[...]
General music news by Yahoo:
Timberlake celebrates return to music with second No. 1 album this year -
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Timberlake scored his second chart-topping album this year on Wednesday as his latest record debuted at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart, capping the singer's successful return to the musical spotlight. Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2," which follows the first set of 10 songs released in March this year, sold 350,000 copies in its first week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The first installment of "The 20/20 Experience" sold 968,000 copies, the biggest opening week sales of the year so ...
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead American Music Awards nominations -
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored the most American Music Awards nominations on Thursday with nods in six categories, followed by country-pop star Taylor Swift and singer Justin Timberlake with five each. The duo will compete in the top category, artist of the year, against singer Bruno Mars, Swift, Timberlake and pop singer Rihanna, who collected four nominations. Also getting four nominations were country music pair Florida Georgia Line and R&B singer Robin Thicke. Rapper will.i. ...
Taylor Swift to receive country music songwriting award -
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop singer Taylor Swift will be honored as this year's songwriter and artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, making her the only artist to win the award six times, her record company said on Wednesday. The 23-year-old singer and writer of pop crossover hits "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" will be officially named the award's recipient on Sunday, Big Machine Records said. The annual award recognizes country music's songwriters who scored top 30 hits during the past year. ...
Rumour has it: Rocker Graham Parker is back -
By Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Decades on from his days as an angry young rocker, a role in a Hollywood movie playing an ageing musician struggling to make a comeback has helped give a new lease of life to Graham Parker. In the movie, Judd Apatow's "This is 40", the bid fails. In the real world, however, things are going pretty well for the 62-year-old London native. He's brought out a well-received album, a documentary and a concert film with his reunited backing band, the Rumour. In late October they play their first British dates in 31 years. The London show sold out straight away. ...
Pogues' guitarist Phil Chevron dies at 56 from cancer - LONDON (Reuters) - Guitarist Phil Chevron of the Anglo-Irish folk-punk band the Pogues died on Tuesday at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer, the band said. Chevron joined the Pogues in 1984 and became a core member as the group made its name internationally in the 1980s and early 1990s with albums including "Rum, Sodomy and The Lash" and "If I Should Fall From Grace With God". Chevron, whose real name was Philip Ryan, wrote the band's popular ballad "Thousands Are Sailing". "He was unique. We'll miss him terribly. ...
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[Updated on June, 2006/February, 2005]
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[Miscellaneous Music Industry News]
If you want to download and listen to songs in full length for free prelistening, check out the new electronic music store where you can listen to any song 3 times in full length. In addition to compressed OGG format, you can buy music also in lossless FLAC format there. You have to register to be able to download the prelistening versions (which are free), and to be able to buy songs/albums... It's at Mindawn.com. Please, use rc2f9f3k as a referral code, if you register there as an artist.