Friday, May 14, 2010

Music News & Notes

'Twilight Eclipse' Track Listing & Album Cover Revealed

Posted on May 12th 2010 5:37PM by Matthew Wilkening1 CommentsThe cover art and track listing for the soundtrack to 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,' the third in the extremely popular series of movies based on the vampire novels by Stephenie Meyers, was revealed on Wednesday, May 12th. The album will feature new songs from Dead Weather, Vampire Weekend, Metric, The Bravery and many more.

The soundtrack will be available on June 8th.


Limp Bizkit's Cover Art For New LP Gold Cobra

As time closes in on the release date for Limp Bizkit's first album in 7 years, the band revealed the cover art for "Gold Cobra" out summer 2010, which will also be the first album to feature the original line up since 2000's "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water."

The best thing I've heard from any member of the band, speaking about the release was Wes Borland's statement in a previous interview with Guitar Edge:

"I think that everyone who hated Limp Bizkit before will continue to hate Limp Bizkit. It's not like we, all of a sudden, grew up and started making smarter music. It's definitely a fun, party kind of vibe. It's a little bit like the old stuff, but with a little bit of maybe a Daft Punk vibe thrown in on some of it. There's big, huge riffs and hopefully catchy lyrics."


Judy Collins Reissues

Collectors' Choice Music has recently announced that they will be reissuing nine albums from Judy Collins on July 27. Along with being remastered, the albums will have new liner notes by Ritchie Unterberger which include interviews with Collins.

The nine albums are:

•Fifth Album (1965)
•In My Life (1966)
•Whales & Nightingales (1970)
•True Stories & Other Dreams (1973)
•Bread & Roses (1976)
•Running for My Life (1980)
•Times of Our Lives (1982)
•Home Again (1984)
•Christmas at the Biltmore (1997)


Beatles Press Conference Tape Up for Auction

The 1966 press conference where John Lennon is asked about his declaration of the Beatles being more popular than Jesus has been found on reel-to-reel tape and is being auctioned by Bonhams & Butterfields. The 14-minute tape also includes discussions on Viet Nam, the generation gap and how long the Beatles expect to be together. On the last subject, John Lennon replies "We're obviously not gonna go around holding hands forever." Paul McCartney adds "it would be a bit, you know, embarrassing at 35."

The tape is expected to bring upwards of $20,000.


Scissor Sisters To Release New Album in June

Scissor Sisters will release their third album, 'Night Work,' in the U.S. on June 29th on Downtown Records.

The band, which has sold over seven million albums worldwide, recorded the album in London, the Bahamas and New York City, working for the first time with an outside producer, Stuart Price (The Killers, Madonna).

Scissor Sisters will play second to headline at the Glastonbury Festival on June 26th and will headline the iTunes Festival at The Roundhouse in London on July 1st. See below for a detailed U.K. itinerary. U.S. tour dates will be announced shortly.

From the album cover - a spandex-covered derriere shot by Robert Mapplethorpe - to its contents, Night Work pays homage to the club scene of the 1970's and 80's.

Additional images by the iconic New York photographer, who died in 1989, will be used as covers for each of Night Work's singles. Fans can get a sneak preview of the euphoric "Fire With Fire," the album's lead single at


Cassette tapes make a comeback

AUSTIN, Texas — On the second day of this year’s South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival, Philadelphia-based Free Energy, like other buzzed-about acts, played the Levi’s Fader Fort, a weeklong party that has become one of the most popular events for music fans who don’t bother with a wristband.

The group, whose music has drawn comparisons to a host of classic rock bands from the 1970s, released its debut album digitally in the beginning of March. Its members came to Austin equipped with marketing materials meant to help get their music heard, and they handed out what some might consider a curious artifact — cassette tapes.

“The only people who listen to CDs now are old people and people who sold their vinyl collection and bought CDs and now are stuck with them,” lead singer Nick Shuminsky said during the festival. “Most bands that tour have (expletive) vans that still have tape players, and the idea is that, at the very least, our friends in bands can listen to our record while they’re touring.”

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