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The Young Veins have launched a TwitTix contest, asking fans to post their favorite vacation photos for a chance to win tickets to one of the shows on their upcoming tour with Foxy Shazam and Bad Rabbits. More info on the contest can be found at http://twitpic.com/190dhd.
Here is what the band says on the site: Read the rest of this entry →
Week 3 of our series on The New Wave of British Heavy Metal
This week we have a classic from Def Leppard from 1979
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It was announced today that in conjunction with the new movie Iron Man 2, that a “unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records” AC/DC will be featured prominently in the movie, as well as getting their own Iron Man 2 branded soundtrack for the movie. AC/DC: Iron Man 2 will be released on April 19, 2010, and feature 15 classic AC/DC tracks from the bands history, covering all studio albums between 1976-2008.
Pre-orders are available now from both Amazon and Walmart in three different versions:
To go along with today’s announcement is the debut of a video for the collection of the AC/DC classic “Shoot To Thrill”. The video features footage of AC/DC’s performance in Buenos Aires during their recent Black Ice tour. Check out the video below:
Here is the press release taken from acdc.com:
AC/DC’s Music to be featured in “IRON MAN 2″
Band to Release AC/DC: Iron Man 2 Album on Monday April 19, 2010
Los Angeles, CA. January 26, 2010 – Through a unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DC’s music will be featured in Marvel Studios’ “IRON MAN 2,” the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster film. In addition, Columbia Records will release the album AC/DC: Iron Man 2 on Monday, April 19, 2010. AC/DC: Iron Man 2, features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band’s studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. The complete track listing can be found below. Read the rest of this entry →
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2010 is going to rock. I can feel it (I’m pretty sure I’m psychic). Lot of positive change to be had, plus tons of awesome new music releases!!! So, don your noise-cancelling headphones and listen up to this week’s end of the year Top 10 (+5 more because I love you) Music Countdown: Most Anticipated Albums of 2010!!! (IMHO, NATCH.)
10. Cat Power
8. Vampire Weekend
7. LCD Soundsystem
6. Arcade Fire
**Release date: January 19, 2010
4. Massive Attack
**Release date: February 9, 2010
3. Hot Chip
“One Life Stand”
**Release date: February 9, 2010
**Release date: Early January
**Release date: Early 2010
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It’s that time of year. The time of the Best Of list. In this week’s Top 5 Music Countdown, we’re revealing the best albums of 2009, IHHO (In Heather’s Humble Opinion), NATCH.
5. Miike Snow
Swedish + existential & metaphysical lyrics. Gotta have my synths!
4. Fever Ray
Creepy vocals + dense electronica = just like I like it.
3. The Dead Weather
Electric rock and funky backbeats. No bias here. This album/collaboration is one of the best from this year.
2. The xx
Minimal and sexy. Pretty much how I live, nutshelled.
1. Florence + the Machine
Gothic vocals + gorgeous instrumentation. Florence (speaking about her music) says: “I want my music to sound like throwing yourself out of a tree, or off a tall building, or as if you’re being sucked down into the ocean and you can’t breathe.”
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Top 5 Music Countdown: Best Music Videos of 2009! Based on technique, creativity and entertainment value.
[dir. Johan Renck]
Natasha Khan always scores big pointage for creativity. And who doesn’t love a creepy chase video?
4. “When I Grow Up”
[dir. Martin de Thurrah]
Karin Dreijer Andersson (The Knife) hardly lacks imagination – a harlequin dancing on a diving board over a dirty pool? She somehow pulls off weird without pretension.
3. “Two Weeks”
[dir. Patrick Daughters]
Exploding heads are cool! P. Daughters is unquestionably following in Michel Gondry’s quirky footsteps!
2. “The Reeling”
[dir. Hydra (John Hobbs, Ariel Danziger, Sam Stephens)]
A bit too “disco” for me at times, but dig that ripped magazine effect.
This video is my #1 because it involves two of my favorite things: New York City and nudity! (It just sounds good, OK?)
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Top 5 Music Countdown: Rock ‘N’ Roll Baby Daddies!
Have you seen this guy play a guitar with his shirt off? I have, and I haven’t been the same since.
Totally adorbs. He’s got that double threat thing going for him = CUTE AND SEXY.
And here we’re talking, not one particular member, but the ENTIRE BAND (with the exception of the drummer).
I’ve always had a thing for JT. A guy who can dance should know this truth: I’m putty in your hands.
1. Jack White
BIG SHOCK. He’s one talented, SEXY BITCH. Love everything he touches.
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Now, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And when it comes down do it, for me? It’s all about gratitude, family, friendship, love and of course, food. So, this week’s Top 5 Music Countdown is dedicated to this joyous holiday. And if your family happens to have a karaoke machine, this awesome list doubles as a Thanksgiving-themed karaoke playlist — so you can belt out and bond with your perfectly dysfunctional family. Fun, right?
5. “Sweet Potatoe Pie“
-DominoDo you remember this guy? Popular in the 90s – early 2000s. Shamed for sharking Snoop Doggy Dogg’s rapping style.
4. “November Rain”
-Guns N’ RosesDelightful symphonic rock ballad about the month of November. One of GNR’s longest songs and one of the most expensive music videos to make (at that time).
3. “Eat It”
-Weird Al YankovicFood is good to eat.
-Rihanna (feat. Jay-Z)Umbrellas symbolize protection, friendship and in some cultures, love.
1. “Livin’ On a Prayer“
-Bon JoviQuintessential anthem rock about hard work, love and holding onto what we’ve got!
Post your top 5 songs of thanks! Go to Heather’s blog — GirlLovesMusic.wordpress.com — or post your list below. She could really use some gratitude… and love.
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Top 5 Music Countdown: Favorite Songs About a Little Town Called New York City!!
5. “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down”
4. “Lovecraft in Brooklyn”
-The Mountain Goats (Aesop Rock Remix)
3. “Downtown Train”
1. “First We Take Manhattan”
Bonus round! 20 more New York-inspired songs for a longer, vitamin-fortified playlist!
“Walk on the Wild Side”
-The Black Keys
“The Long Island Sound”
“Where I’m From”
“What New York Used to Be”
-Miss Kittin & the Hacker
“Positively 4th Street”
“Yeah! New York”
-Yeah Yeah Yeahs
“This Mess We’re In”
-PJ Harvey (Feat. Thom Yorke)
“Fairy Tale of New York”
-Stars (Pogues cover)
“Piazza, New York Catcher”
-Belle & Sebastian
“The Last Tango in Brooklyn”
“53rd & 3rd”
“New York, New York”
-Jay-Z & Lil’ Wayne
Also, while you’re there, leave me a comment with your top 5 favorite New York songs!!