David Cook Recording With Green Day Producer

David Cook has promised to make a rock record that’s true to himself, and the American Idol winner has confirmed that the studio maestro tasked with helping him realize that goal is Rob Cavallo. The producer has already lent his talents to high profile projects from My Chemical Romance, Kid Rock, and, most extensively, GreenContinue reading “David Cook Recording With Green Day Producer”

Would You Pay $5,000 For a Digital Print of Billy Joel?

How about Thelonious Monk? Charles Mingus? Or Miles Davis, pictured above? With CD sales tanking and a recession upon the land, Sony BMG is stretching out and selling photos from its vaults. And while some of the shots are beautifully vivid, and deeply appeal to consumer nostalgia, they’re nowhere near cheap. In fact, given theContinue reading “Would You Pay $5,000 For a Digital Print of Billy Joel?”

Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road

The Rocket Man just hooked up with the ice cream guys. Elton John has joined the rarified and rather delicious ranks of Stephen Colbert, Jerry Garcia, Monty Python, Dave Matthews and Phish, becoming the latest celebrity inspiration for a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor: Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road. The limited-edition treat will be rolled outContinue reading “Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road”

Feist on Sesame Street

Feist will appear on the 39th season of Sesame Street singing a modified version of “1,2,3,4”. The lyrics of “1,2,3,4” were altered so that the song is about counting chickens, penguins, and monsters, rather than love, or whatever it was about. The 39th season of Sesame Street premieres August 11th and will feature appearances fromContinue reading “Feist on Sesame Street”

Rock Band 2 Soundtrack Announced Today

Harmonix, today revealed at the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit the song set list for Rock Band 2, the next evolution of the groundbreaking Rock Band music platform. The Rock Band 2 soundtrack will feature over 100 songs with over 80 songs on disc plus an additional 20 bonus tracks which will be madeContinue reading “Rock Band 2 Soundtrack Announced Today”

Belkin BreakFree

Now you can get the same kind of damage protection offered by Apple’s MagSafe power connector for your guitar and amp thanks to the Belkin BreakFree ($20; September 2008). Offering noise-free, dynamic sound, the Breakfree causes no audio quality issues, and works with standard quarter-inch TRS plugs. It’s the best way to keep the outputContinue reading “Belkin BreakFree”

Limited Edition Beatles iPod Coming to Bloomingdales?

Though the Beatles‘ music remains unavailable on iTunes, Bloomingdales may play host to the first official meeting of the Fab Four and Steve Jobs’ device. The department store has acquired the rights to Beatles images from Apple Records and will produce a series of T-shirts, jackets and accessories that bear images from posters and albumContinue reading “Limited Edition Beatles iPod Coming to Bloomingdales?”

Sub Pop Turns 20

Despite the fact that Sub Pop has been declared dead twice in its 20 years on Earth, the venerable indie label that has taken its lickings kept on ticking, right up to the present day. Co founder/label president Jonathan Poneman says he started the label as “a blindly ignorant music fan.” And after breaking Nirvana,Continue reading “Sub Pop Turns 20”

Can Rick Rubin Resurrect ZZ Top?

According to Billboard, ZZ Top has signed a new record deal with Rick Rubin‘s American Recordings imprint through Columbia. The veteran rock trio is planning to hit the studio with Rubin producing, for an album more in keeping with “La Grange”-era ZZ Top than its pop-friendly ’80s sound, according to manager Carl Stubner. The bandContinue reading “Can Rick Rubin Resurrect ZZ Top?”

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