Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Music Releases - January 5, 2010

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Beatles - Help/I'm Down (CD Single)
Beatles - Something/Come Together (CD Single)
Cranberries - Bualadh Bos: The Cranberries Live
Devics - The Stars At Saint Andrea (reissue)
Diana Ross - Diana: Rarities Edition
Dustin O'Halloran - Piano Solos
Elvis Presley - An Evening Prayer
Elvis Presley - Elvis 75 (1 CD Edition)
Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full: Rarities Edition (reissue with bonus tracks)
Findlay Brown - Love Will Find You
Flying Lotus - DJ Kicks
Gwen McCrae - Gwen McCrae
Howlin Wolf - London Howlin Wolf Sessions: Rarities Edition (reissue with bonus tracks)
Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine (remastered)
Jackson 5 - Get It Together (remastered) (vinyl)
Jackson 5 - Goin Back to Indiana (remastered) (vinyl)
Jackson 5 - Lookin Through the Windows (remastered) (vinyl)
Jackson 5 - Maybe Tomorrow (vinyl reissue)
Jackson 5 - Moving Violation (remastered)
Jackson 5 - Skywriter (remastered)
Jackson 5 - Third Album (remastered)
Jeff the Brotherhood - Heavy Days
Judas Priest - Hell Bent For Leather (Audio Fidelity)
Julian Casablancas - I Wish It Was Christmas Today (vinyl)
Kanye West - VH1 Storytellers [Live DVD/CD]
Katherine McPhee - Unbroken
Ke$ha - Animal
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors: Rarities Edition
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On: Rarities Edition (reissue with bonus tracks)
Michael Jackson - Ben (vinyl reissue)
Michael Jackson - Forever Michael (vinyl reissue)
Michael Jackson - Got to Be There (vinyl reissue)
Michael Jackson - Music & Me (vinyl reissue)
Motorhead - Ace of Spades: Rarities Edition
Rick James - Street Songs: Rarities Edition
Rob Halford - Los Angeles (with Bonus Tracks)
Rodrigo y Gabriela - 11:11 (vinyl)
Spacemen 3 - Performance (vinyl reissue)
Spacemen 3 - Sound of Confusion (vinyl reissue)
Spacemen 3 - The Perfect Prescription (vinyl reissue)
Steve Earle - Copperhead Road: Rarities Edition (reissue with bonus tracks)
Sugaree - The American Dream
The Octagon - Warm Love And Cool Dreams Forever
Toto - Could You Be Loved (CD Single)
Various Artists - Daybreakers (soundtrack)
Various Artists - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (soundtrack)
Weezer - Weezer: Rarities Edition (reissue with bonus tracks)
Wreckery - Past Imperfect

Yoko Ono to release a book about life with John Lennon

The 76-year-old widow of the late former Beatle has revealed she will put pen to paper over the next few years and write an autobiography about her eventful life with John.

She said: 'I would love to do it. I just have to find the time.

'It will be my next book, which will be written in the next five years.'

Yoko – who was blamed by many Beatles’ fans for causing the legendary band to split – previously claimed she wouldn’t release a book for fear of hurting the families of people close to the group, including John’s ex-wife Cynthia Lennon.

John’s marriage to Cynthia broke down as his fame grew and shortly after he met artist and musician Yoko.

They couple – who had a son Julian together - divorced in 1968, one year before his marriage to Yoko, the mother of his son Sean.

Yoko is looking forward to revealing all about their affair and dispel the myths surrounding The Beatles’ break up.

A Beatles expert said: 'Unlike Cynthia, Yoko has never really told her side of the Beatles story and the truth about her affair and subsequent marriage to John, so the book will be much awaited.

'She’s always maintained she never broke up The Beatles, so this will be her chance to put the record straight.'

Will be an interesting look at the past, I would love to hear her opinions and thoughts, in my mind, she had nothing to do with the break up, they were headed there anyway.

Music News & Notes

Circa Survive release B-side 7-inch

Indie darlings Circa Survive have announced that they are releasing the first 7-inch of the band's career. The record -- limited to 1,000 copies -- will feature two B-sides from Circa's 2007 album, On Letting Go, and be available on clear vinyl. Songs include "The Most Dangerous Commercials" and "1,000 Witnesses." All proceeds will go towards medical bills for Fear Before crew member Trent Jacobi, who was seriously injured while on tour with the band this past October in Australia.

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The Neats Remastered Ace of Hearts Catalog Released

Ace of Hearts Records have announced the release of "The Neats, 1981- 84, The Ace of Hearts Years." Re-mastered by legendary indie producer Rick Harte from their original studio recordings, the effort is a journey through a period fans and critics alike agree were the bands' most expressive years. With this release, tracks only available on first pressing vinyl have now been artfully compiled into one fluid, organic format that preserves the essential feel and timbre of the original recordings.

"These tracks came out even better then I anticipated, which was a nice surprise," said Harte, founder of Ace of Hearts. "I am really happy with the end result and I think Neats fans will be, too."

From touring with international acts like R.E.M., to sharing the stage with the likes of Mission of Burma and The Lyres, The Neats were deservedly recognized as innovators in a constantly evolving music landscape. Along the way, they created a memorable piece of Boston rock history and forged an unparalleled sound that pureed post-punk pop with psychedelic garage rock.


Soundgarden Reunite

There was big news over the holiday weekend that Soundgarden have decided to reunite. If you missed the report, here it is again for you: This reunion is a little funny considering how we just recapped some of Chris Cornell's comments where he liked a Soundgarden reunion to "playing the back of Chinese restaurant" in this report. Be that as it may, it appears that 2010 will see a reunion from the legendary Seattle rockers. Chris Cornell announced the reunion plans via a post on twitter and also linked to a website setup for the regrouping. He wrote the following on Twitter on Thursday:

"The 12 year break is over & school is back in session. Sign up now. Knights of the Soundtable ride again!" The sign up part is at the website located at
- www.soundgardenworld.com

Look for more news, hopefully, coming very soon!


The Human Beinz Resurface With Christmas Song

You've heard their number one hit "Nobody But Me" on dozens of TV commercials and oldies radio stations across the globe, now the legenday Human Beinz have resurfaced with a timely Christmas song. Consisting of two parts, "Christmas Story" was written by Human Beinz band members Ting Marilin, Ed McCarthy and Sal Crisafi.

Released on the Collectables label, along with the Human Beinz the CD 'Christmas In America' also features tracks by music icons Jay and the Americans, Blues Magoos, Bay City Rollers, The Rip Chords, Allessi Brothers and others

The Human Beinz had a Top Ten hit on the Billboard charts in January 1968 with "Nobody But Me". Along with countless TV commercials, the song is featured in the academy award winning film 'The Departed' and 'Kill Bill', as well as Disney's animated 'School's Out'. The group also wrote and performed 'McQ' for producer Richard Martin's documentary film 'Steve McQueen: An American Rebel'. The Human Beinz are featured in The Rock & Roll Hall of fame in The Music of Ohio exhibit.

The group was the second rock band to tour Japan in 1969 (The Beatles were the first) They had three number one hits in Japan, "Nobody But Me," "Turn On Your Lovelight" and "Hold On Baby" and were the first to record a live album in concert at Budokan.The Human Beinz also have the distinction of being the first band to utilize a Pepsi bottle as an instrument in a hit record. The Pepsi bottle is once again utilized on the band's new song "Christmas Story".

The Human Beinz still tour and have appeared at The Hard Rock Cafe, Foxwood's Casino, Only The Strong Survive concert co-op city The Bronx, various county and State fairs, and were the band for The Opening reception of The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor for The Vietnam Vets of America. The group is planing to tour for Vet Aid National in the near future. The Human Beinz currently still perform shows and are working on a new album.

'Christmas In America' is available at Amazon.com, Oldies.com as well as various on and off-line retailers.


NFL 'urged to remove The Who from Super Bowl halftime show'

A child abuse prevention organization has reportedly complained about the booking of Pete Townshend's band The Who should not perform at the NFL Super Bowl XLIV halftime show, a child welfare organization has reportedly argued. The band are due to play at the biggest date in the American sports calendar in Miami, Florida on February 7.

However, Child AbuseWatch.net told the South Florida Sun Sentinel it objects to guitarist Pete Townshend performing with the band due to his 2003 arrest and police caution for accessing child pornography.

Founder and chief executive officer Evin Daly told the news source: "The Who is a great band. Pete Townshend is the only issue here."

Meanwhile, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the Associated Press the band would still be playing at the show, despite the protests.

"UK police cleared him since he was doing research for a project on child abuse," McCarthy is quoted as saying.

Townshend was cautioned and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for five years after he admitted using his credit card to look at a paedophile website for research into child abuse. The guitarist said at the time he was researching a book about his life.

He was cleared on a separate charge of possessing indecent pictures downloaded from the web.


DEVOLVED Covers METALLICA's 'Battery'; Audio Available

Australian/American tech-metallers DEVOLVED have posted two new tracks on their MySpace page. "Derivative" and the cover version of METALLICA's "Battery" come off the band's new album, "Calculated", which will be released on January 19 via Unique Leader Records. The CD was mixed by famed producer/engineer Neil Kernon (CANNIBAL CORPSE, NILE, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE, JUDAS PRIEST) and was mastered by Alan Douches (SEPULTURA, UNEARTH, SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED, GOD FORBID). The album is the first release to feature vocalist Kyle Zemanek.


Green Day, Lady Gaga To Perform At The Grammy Awards

It's been announced that Lady Gaga, Green Day and Pink will all be performing at this year's Grammy Awards. Also newly confirmed to play live at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles event on January 31 are the Dave Matthews Band and the Zac Brown Band.

They all join the previously announced live line up of Beyonce, The Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Maxwell and Lady Antebellum. The new additions mean that all five acts nominated for the coveted Album of the Year award will be performing at the ceremony - Gaga, Matthews, Beyonce, Swift and BEPs.

Beyonce leads the nominations at the Grammys with 10 nominations.

This Date In Music History-January 5


Athol Guy - Seekers (1940)

Grady Thomas - Funkadelic (1941)

George Brown - Kool & The Gang (1949)

Chris Stein - Blondie (1950)

Grant Young - Soul Asylum (1964)

Phil Thornalley - Johnny Hates Jazz, The Cure (1964)

Kate Schellenbach - Luscious Jackson (1966)

Brian Warner (Marilyn Manson) (1969)

Troy Van Leeuwen - Queens of the Stone Age (1970)

Matthew Walter Wachter - Angels & Airwaves, 30 Seconds to Mars (1976)

They Are Missed:

Born today in 1923, Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records, the first label of Elvis Presley's recordings. Recorded Carl Perkins, Ike Turner, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis. Phillips died on July 30, 2003.

The late Wilbert Harrison ("Kansas City") was born in 1929.

Jazz musician and bandleader Charles Mingus died in 1979 (age 56). His final project was 'Mingus' a collaboration with Joni Mitchell.

Sonny Bono was killed in a skiing accident at a resort near Lake Tahoe, in 1997 (age 62). Bono who was one half on Sonny and Cher scored the 1965 UK & US #1 single "I Got You Babe" and had become a US Congressman.

Ken Forssi, bassist with Love, died of brain cancer in 1998 (age 55).

Doors’ manager Danny Sugarman died in 2005 at age 50. Involved with the band since 1967, Sugarman, co-author (with Jerry Hopkins) of the Jim Morrison tome No One Here Gets Out Alive, had been fighting brain cancer for several years.


Coral Records released Buddy Holly's "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" in 1959 (the last release before his death).

The Supremes recorded "Stop! In The Name Of Love" in 1965.

During The Beatles Sgt Pepper sessions at Abbey Road in London in 1967, Paul McCartney recorded his vocal track on "Penny Lane."

Jimi Hendrix was jailed for one day in Stockholm, Sweden in 1968 on drinking charges after going berserk and destroying everything in his room at the Goteberg Hotel.

Bruce Springsteen released his debut album ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ. in 1973.

The Carpenters went to #1 on the US album chart in 1974 with 'The Singles 1969-1973'.

In 1974, Yes scored their first UK #1 album with the double set 'Tales From The Topographic Oceans'.

"The Wiz" opened on Broadway in 1975.

Beatles road manager Mal Evans was killed in 1976 during a confrontation with Los Angeles police.

In 1978, The Sex Pistols started a US tour in Atlanta, Georgia before an estimated audience of 500 people. "Where’s my beer?" Those are Johnny Rotten’s first words to the packed house.

Prince made his live debut at the Capri Theatre, Minneapolis in 1979.

Donna Summer scored her third US #1 album in 1980 with 'On The Radio- Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 & II.'

In 1980, KC and the Sunshine Band had their 5th US #1 single and scored the first #1 of the 80's when "Please Don't Go" went to #1 in the UK.

Everything But The Girl made their live debut at the ICA in London in 1983. (They took their name from a second-hand furniture store in Hull).

In 1984, the Police, announced a farewell concert for March 2 in Australia. The group had been together for 9 years.

Madonna went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1991 with "Justify My Love," a song co-written with Lenny Kravitz.

No Doubt went to #1 on the US album chart in 1997 with 'Tragic Kingdom.'

In 2001, Kirsty MacColl was laid to rest at a private funeral ceremony, ahead of a public memorial to pay tribute to her life. The singer songwriter was killed in a boating accident on Dec 18, 2000.

Kinks singer Ray Davies was shot in the leg while on holiday in New Orleans in 2004. The 59-year-old singer-songwriter was shot when running after two men who stole his girlfriend's purse at gunpoint. Davies was admitted to the Medical Centre of Louisiana but his injuries were not considered serious. New Orleans police said one person had been arrested, and police were still searching for the second.

In 2008, Josh Groban was at #1 on the US album chart with his Christmas album ‘Noel’. The best selling US album of 2007 selling over 3.5 million copies in 10 weeks.

During halftime at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, AZ in 2009, the Texas marching band pays a tribute to Led Zeppelin, playing “Kashmir” and “Stairway To Heaven.” That performance totally overshadows the Texas win over Ohio (24-21).