I’m Only “Happy” When It Rains…Pharrell And Kings Of Leon Bring Made In America 2014 To An Epic Close

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(PCM) Despite the imminent threat of inclement weather on the way, the Budweiser Made In America Day Two in Philadelphia kicked off with a hot and humid start with some amazing performances from Bleachers, Kongos, Penguin Prison, YG, Man Overboard and Awolnation.

As the day progressed the storm clouds began to roll in and just after Spoon took the stage a nasty thunderstorm began, forcing the band’s performance to come to an abrupt halt and the festival grounds to be evacuated.

There was some mild protest from some of the more rowdy attendees in the audience, but it appeared that all were evacuated quickly and efficiently until the worst of the storm had passed. About 20 minutes later the gates were re-opened and the curfew … Read More…

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The Battle Is On Between Disney And Deadmau5

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(PCM) EDM superstar Deadmau5 is gearing up for quite the legal battle between himself and entertainment company Disney. The fight is over the similarities between Deadmau5 aka Joel Zimmerman’s mouse ears logo and the famed Mickey Mouse logo owned by …

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Concert Review: Uproar Festival 2014 Featuring Godsmack, Seether, Skillet And More!

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(PCM) There are so many summer touring packages that it can often times be hard to make the decision as to which show is worth spending you hard earned cash on a ticket. This year the 2014 edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival provided plenty of bang for your buck with an line-up of epic proportions this year!

The 2014 line-up consisted of Godsmack, Seether, Skillet, Pop Evil, Buckcherry, Escape The Fate, 3 Years Hollow, Within Reason and Sons Of Revelry to name a few.

Godsmack were the perfect choice to headline this year’s festival as they were definitely missed during their hiatus of sorts and it was great to seem them back out on the road, refreshed and ready to rock.

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Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against Anchor The Return Of The SHINDIG Music Festival

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A “Shindig” is defined as “a large, lively party celebrating something,” and in this case, that “something” is the DIY Rock & Roll spirit and work ethic of Baltimore at the core of The SHINDIG Music Festival returning Saturday, Sept. 27 to Carroll Park with alt-rock legends Jane’s Addiction and punk rock favorites Rise Against anchoring a daylong, two-stage lineup in the city’s Pigtown district that’s as fun and diverse as Charm City’s people and neighborhoods.

Adding to the eclectic festivities on this year’s two main stages will be Gogol Bordello, Clutch, Fishbone, Halestorm, Lucero, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Larry and His Flask, The Mahones, The Bots, Charm City Devils, Bad Seed Rising. Gates open at Noon. Music Begins at 12:30 p.m. Tickets … Read More…

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Album Review: Flyleaf “Between The Stars”

Between-The-Stars-640x640(PCM) Multi-platinum hard rockers Flyleaf are gearing up for the release of their fourth studio album “Between The Stars” which will be available on September 16th via Loud & Proud Records.

It is quite apparent when listening to the new album that a lot of heart and soul went into its’ creation. Flyleaf truly let it all out with this album and out of the 12 songs that make up “Between The Stars” it was difficult to find one that wasn’t up to speed.

The band made up of Kristen May (vocals), Sameer Bhatacharya (guitars), Jared Hartmann (guitars), Pat Seals (bass) and James Culpepper (drums) worked with famed producer Don Gilmore, who has worked with artist such as Pearl Jam and Linkin Park in the … Read More…

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Catching Up With The World Famous Tony Williams At Made In America Festival

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(PCM) We spent our Labor Day weekend partying on the Ben Franklin Parkway at the Budweiser Made In America Festival in Philadelphia, PA with some of music’s top artists such as Kanye West, Kings Of Leon, Pharrell Williams, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, The National, Spoon, YG, Destructo, Bleachers and many many more.

On Saturday evening we had the great pleasure of catching up with The World Famous Tony Williams, who was performing that evening with his cousin Kanye West.

Williams is best known as both a singer and a co-writer on all of Kanye’s albums including “College Dropout” where his named as a co-writer on “Spaceship” and “Last Call” and provided vocals on those tracks, as well as, “I’ll Fly Away and “School Spirit”. On “Late … Read More…

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Budweiser Receives The Go Ahead To Create A Fantasy Town In Colorado

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(PCM) Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser have certainly had quite a busy summer this year with the success of the recent Made In America Festival’s in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles and now the company has just received the green light for …

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TBS Cancels Cee-Lo Green’s “The Good Life” After Rape Tweet Controversey

Today, less than three hours after a campaign was launched to call on Time Warner and TBS to cancel Cee-Lo Green’s reality show The Good Life, in the wake of his controversial tweets claiming that an unconscious drugged woman cannot be raped if she doesn’t remember, UltraViolet has received word that the show has been cancelled. More than 30,000 UltraViolet members signed onto the short campaign in less than three hours. “This is a huge victory for women and survivors of rape and sexual assault,” said Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet. “No matter how famous you are, rape is never ok. Cee-Lo Green publicized views that rape isn’t rape if a woman doesn’t remember–a false and dangerous claim. We urge Cee-Lo Green, Time Warner, and TBS to take this moment to donate to an organization helping survivors of rape, and are looking into whether any next steps are appropriate.” See the petition here, signed by 32,021 UltraViolet members: http://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/CeeLo_Green/  

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Survivor Vocalist Jimi Jamison Dies At Age 63

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(PCM) It has been revealed via the Survivor Facebook page that the lead vocalist for the 80′s band, Jimi Jamison, has passed away at the age of 63.

Jamison’s immediate cause of death is not known at this time and his fellow band mates shared their sadness and memories of Jamison via social media saying “The entire Survivor family is very shocked and saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison. Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

Survivor are best known for their hit song “Eye Of The Tiger” which was featured on the “Rocky III” soundtrack and have also garnered success with tracks such as “Burning Heart”, “I Can’t Hold Back” and “Is This Love?”.

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Taylor Swift Talks Her Role In “The Giver” And More!

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taylor-Swift3Taylor Swift is stretching herself in all of her creative endeavors.

The award-winning country singer currently plays the role of Rosemary in The Giver, which is based on a best-selling young adult novel of the same name.

The Giver is the haunting story of Jonas, (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, but colorless world, of conformity and contentment. It is a world without love, pain, or emotion, and it is portrayed in black and white.

As Jonas begins to spend time with The Giver, played by Jeff Bridges, who is the sole keeper of all of the community memories, he quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of the community’s secret past.

He learns about The Giver’s daughter Rosemary, played by Swift, a piano player, who perished under the weight of all of the secrets. The new film, … Read more

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Jay-Z Made It Rain Two-Dollar Bills At Made In America Festival..But Why?

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(PCM) Those of us at the recent Made In America Festival in Philadelphia were being showered by both cake and champagne during the rousing set from DJ Steve Aoki, but also got showered with something a bit more unusual….two-dollar bills courtesy of Jay-Z himself, and the mysterious “Two-Dollar Bill Man”.

Most of the festival attendees paid little mind to this small financial gift, thinking it was part of either Aoki’s set or just some generosity from HOV, some didn’t even believe that it was real money at first. We managed to catch one of the bills and sure enough it is real and it got us thinking that there has to be more of story behind it and we were quite surprised with what we discovered with a little bit of research.… Full Story

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Kanye Closes Out Made In America Festival Day One + Attends A Delaware Wedding!

(PCM) Artist Kanye West closed out day one of the 2014 Made In America Festival Philadelphia and the man is without a doubt an artist in every sense of the word. Every part of his performance was mesmerizing and he definitely holds the audience in the palm of his hand.

Opening with “Black Skinhead”, West plowed through his hits in succession moving into “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” and “New Slaves” to get things off to a fantastic start.

Of course it wouldn’t be a Kanye West performance without some kind of diatribe, however this time his criticisms mentioned actually made a lot of sense. He spoke about the importance of not being judged by the things the media will say, not just for himself but … Read More…

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Brad Paisley’s Personal Email Address Leaked; Retaliates By Giving Out Boss’s Personal Phone Number

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(PCM) Country superstar Brad Paisley claims that he has received over 18,000 email messages since he personal email address was leaked by the head of his record label, Sony Music Nashville.

The singer admits that he is trying to do his very best to respond to all of the messages, but with so many it is proving to be quite a daunting task. He says “it’s impossible to see them all, so if I skip somebody’s whose is really meaningful, I’m sorry, it’s not my fault … The ones that I’m see, I’m actually emailing back”.

Now, Paisley has gotten some retaliation for the email leak and published his boss Gary Overton’s personal phone number (615-944-7442). He urged fans to let Sony Music Nashville know … Read More…

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69 Old Time Bawdy Songs and Sexy Music

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Music has been the source of sexual discovery for a very long time. In different eras, the style of the music of the music that was considered erotic or sexy changed. A few decades can make the difference between an amorous connection or a silly novelty song. Here is a mix from many from the half-century before this one.
Old Time Double Entendre, Sexy & Seduction Songs, Film Scores, with a little hot Rock and Roll.
1. The Stripper – David Rose
2. Let’s Spend The Night Together – The Rolling
Stones
3. Fever

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Miley Cyrus Asks Fans To Join Her Fight To End Youth Homelessness

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(PCM) Miley Cyrus launches Prizeo fundraising campaign and asks fans to join her fight to end youth homelessness. The campaign benefits My Friend’s Place, a drop-in service center in Hollywood that assists and inspires homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives. Cyrus met with youth and staff at My Friend’s Place where she learned about the challenges and potential solutions around the issue of homelessness.

Cyrus also used her big win during last nights MTV Video Music Awards to bring even more attention to this very important cause. Instead of Cyrus coming up to the stage to accept her award, a young man named Jesse stepped up to the stage in her place and made the following hard-hitting speech:

“I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now.Full Story

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Mark David Chapman, John Lennon’s Killer, Denied Parole For The Eighth Time

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(PCM) The name Mark David Chapman is one that can send shivers down the spine of many music lovers, especially fans of The Beatles. Chapman has been serving a 20 year to life sentence for tragically gunning down former Beatle John Lennon in front of his apartment complex in December of 1980.

Chapman plead guilty to second-degree murder back in 1981 and has now just been denied parole for the eighth time. The decision to deny parole was based upon concern that Chapman would commit more crimes and his ultimate release would be “incompatible to the welfare of society”.

Chapman was last up for parole back in 2012 and was again denied, although the Parole Board did find and acknowledge that Chapman had incredibly good … Read More…

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ARIZONA JEAN CO. Hosts VIP Event In Brooklyn With Tori Kelly And Alex & Sierra

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(PCM) Last night, Arizona Jean Co. hosted a VIP event in Brooklyn, featuring performances by pop artist Tori Kelly and X-Factor winning duo, Alex & Sierra. Fans of the artists lined up outside 26 Bridge in anticipation. The energy in the room remained at an all-time high throughout the night and guests were spotted singing and dancing along to the performances and making their way through a variety of customizable Arizona Jean Co. activations including flash tattoos, custom design leather bracelets, a braid bar and a large interactive screen for guests to create their own personal look book featuring Arizona Jean Co.… Full Story

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KORN Unveil Fan-Filmed Music Video For “Hater”

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(PCM) Rockers KORN have officially unveiled the official music video for their latest single “Hater”. The video features fan-filmed footage for various KORN concerts all throughout the world.

“Hater” is the newest single from  the band’s phenomenal album “The Paradigm Shift:World Tour Edition” which was released in July by Prospect Park. The album is exclusively available at Best Buy. For the single, the group teamed up with hitmaker/producer Don Gilmore, who also produced The Paradigm Shift album

“The Paradigm Shift” also marked the return of founding guitarist Brian “Head” Welch. KORN just wrapped up the 2014 edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour co-headlining with Avenged Sevenfold and are planning to head out on the road again this fall.

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Be Sure To Catch Meaxic Live!

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(PCM) Meaxic is a New York-based Progressive Rock/Metal band formed by Jeet Suresh Paul. They’ve been performing at clubs in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

Their music has been favorably compared to Alter Bridge and Metallica. I could also see fans of Shinedown, Protest The Hero and Stone Sour liking Meaxic. Meaxic plans to release an EP in early 2015. Check these guys out online and try to catch an upcoming show around the boroughs of New York City. Their songwriting and musicianship are outstanding and Jeet Suresh Paul sings with passion and intensity.

Meaxic will be on the bill with Saving Abel at Blackthorn 51 in Queens, New York on September 6th.

Meaxic is:
Jeet Suresh Paul – Vocals/Guitar
Sudeip Ghosh – Lead Guitar
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Saying Goodbye To Dave Brockie a.k.a. Oderus Urungus

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(PCM) A very special public memorial service was held this past weekend in Richmond, VA to honor the life of GWAR frontman Davie Brockie a.k.a. Oderus Urungus. Fans, friends and family gathered together at Hadad’s Lake to pay their last respects and share their memories. Speakers at the memorial included Jello Biafra and Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe, who both shared incredibly touching tributes and fun stories about their memories of Brockie. There were plenty of moments of laughter throughout the tears.

After the memorial service, Brockie’s infamous Oderus Urungus costume was set ablaze on Hadad’s Lake in a traditional Viking Funeral Pyre. For those in attendance it was an incredibly intense moment and an incredibly fitting way to say goodbye … Read More…

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Bebe Rexha Releases Debut Video

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(PCM) We are slowly becoming obsessed with 24-year old Albanian artist Bebe Rexha! You may know her as the former frontwoman of Pete Wentz’s group Black Cards and she also happens to be responsible for writing the infectious hook for the hit Eminem/Rihanna track “Monster”.

Rexha has just debuted her intoxicating debut video for her song “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You” and we can’t get enough. The song was written after Rexha suffered a bad break-up which is something that I am sure that more than a few of us can certainly relate.

Currently, Rexha is writing for Usher (who she just recently opened up for in Minneapolis) as well as David Guetta and others. She is also hard … Read More…

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Last Classic Film Icon Mentioned In Madonna’s “Vouge” Has Passed Away

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(PCM) As you all probably know by now, iconic Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall sadly passed away on Tuesday at the age of 89. While Hollywood and the film world certainly mourns Bacall’s passing, her death actually has a bit of an odd impact in the music realm as well.

Bacall’s death is the last of the icons of classic Hollywood that are mentioned in Madonna’s hit song “Vogue”. We are sure many of you have been singing along with this track for many years and as you are most likely aware it features a spoken word verse near the end that acts as a shout-out to many classic Hollywood legends. Over the years all who were mentioned have passed away and now Bacall was the … Read More…

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Paris Hilton Makes $2.7 Million For Pushing A Button?!?!

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(PCM) Recently, heiress Paris Hilon embarked on a DJing world tour that included stops in St. Tropez and Ibiza in Spain to name a few. What is sparking some controversy is the amount of money that Hilton is being paid to literally push a button on her “DJ set-up” while a slew of other people do all the work.

During her DJing residency at a club in Ibiza for four nights she was paid the ridiculous amount of $2.7 million which equals out to about $347,000 per hour. Critics claim that all she really did was push play on a mega mix of pre-recorded material while other workers took care of the technical aspects.

While it was obvious that the crowds did … Read More…

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Watch President Obama Rap To Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”

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(PCM) We really don’t think these lip-dub videos will ever get old!  A team of people with a lot free time on their hands and some excellent video mash-up skills have put together a video that features President Obama lip-dub …

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Lorde’s “Royals” Will Make The Cows Come Home….Literally!

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(PCM) A Kansas farmer by the name of Derek Klingenberg has recently posted a video of himself playing a version of “Royals” by Lorde on his trombone in the middle of a field. As he is playing the song, all

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Petition Created For Weird Al Yankovic To Play The Super Bowl Half Time Show

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(PCM) I say why not!  There has been a petition circulating the web asking for people to urge the NFL to allow comedian musician Weird Al Yankovic to perform at the next Super Bowl Half Time show.

If selected, Yankovic would be added to an elite list of performers who have had the honor to grace the stage at the Big Game including U2, Bruce Springsteen, Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, Beyonce and many others.

The petition, which has reached nearly 10,000 signatures as of press time, reads as follows:

“For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor. Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show would not only be overly accepted by … Read More…

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Linkin Park Give Us The Inside Scoop On The Upcoming Carnivores Tour And More!

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(PCM) In just a few short days, The Carnivores Tour featuring Linkin Park, Thirty Seconds To Mars and special guests AFI will kick off in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Words can not even express how excited we were when the news was announced that theses bands would be partnering up for the co-headlining touring venture, as each has certainly earned their spot among some of the most highly engaging and entertaining live acts out there on the road today.

We were recently able to catch up with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda to talk about the upcoming tour, their brilliant new album “The Hunting Party” and more.

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Live Review And Exclusive Interviews: Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 2014

DSC_1747(PCM) Every summer we look forward to the brutality and full on metal assault that comes with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and the 2014 line-up brought us just that and a whole lot more.

Sure, there are a ton of summer music festivals that pop up all over the country, but to me, Mayhem Festival is one of very last of the tried and true rock and metal touring packages that give fans a ton of bang for their buck. The festival features over 20 bands performing across multiple stages and I always recommend arriving early to be sure that you can catch everyone you want to see, besides nothing beats a little coffee and metal to get you awake and moving.

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In With Beyonce’s Costumes And Out With DJ Alan Freed’s Ashes

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(PCM) It is this type of story that just gets under my skin. It has recently been reported that The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio has opened up a new exhibit featuring many costumes and other memorabilia from Beyonce.

However, as they were rolling in Beyonce’s many costumes, including the black leotard featured in her 2008 hit video for “Single Ladies”, one piece of true rock n’ roll memorabilia was being ushered out.

The urn containing the ashes of the late DJ Alan Freed was removed from the museum just days before the Beyonce exhibit was set to open. In case you were wondering, Freed is the man who is credited with coining the actual term “rock n’ roll”.  His ashes … Read More…

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We Are The Riot Debut New Music Video

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(PCM) Los Angeles based Hard Rock band We Are The Riot (featuring Meegs Rascon & Mikal Cox of Coal Chamber and Andy Cole ex-Static-X) have released the official music video for their track “It’s Not What You Wanted.”

“It’s Not What You Wanted” is the first release from the band’s new EP (available now), and they will be heading into the studio this November to record a full length album.

We are definitely digging the video, which was produced by Brian Cox at Digital Iris and was filmed at the Salton Sea near Palm Springs, California.

It is always a pleasure to see a music video that is put together like a mini-movie and the band has done a phenomenal job. We definitely … Read More…

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The Bolts Transformation Into Island Apollo At Silverlake Lounge

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(PCM) Orange-County based indie rockers The Bolts made a bold move early last month—they changed their name to Island Apollo. Bolder still, the five-some headed north to hipster haven Silverlake  previewing work through their new material as Island Apollo, taking up residency at the gritty Silverlake Lounge for four Mondays in July.

The band—comprised of guitarists Heath Farmer and Ryan Kilpatrick, bassist Addam Farmer, keyboardist Austin Farmer, and drummer Matt Champagne—gained considerable fame as The Bolts after forming as teenagers in Orange County.  In short order, they picked up airplay on KROQ, won Orange County’s “Best Pop Artist” from the OC Music Awards, opened for Capital Cities and Third Eye Blind, appeared across local TV and, realizing every young man’s dream, had … Read More…

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Get To Know Guitarist Hailey Woodruff!

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(PCM) Hailey Woodruff is a solo progressive metal guitarist, singer and composer out of Los Angeles. An alumnus of guitar and professional music studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, she is a band within herself, writing and performing all instruments on her album, including drum programming that’s meticulous enough to emulate a live player.

While Hailey’s work doesn’t fall into progressive styles that are overtly technical and largely musician-friendly, she takes a milder, more responsive approach for mainstream and generic appeal, similar to that of Tool and Mudvayne, methodically working every guitar solo and riff to balance with her voice, and melting faces with an overall advanced sound unique to the genre.

To keep up to date with Hailey Woodruff, please visit:

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Rob Zombie Launches Crowd-Funding Campaign For New Film “31″

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(PCM) After months of teasing fans with video clips and mysterious messages, Rob Zombie unveils via Rolling Stone a ground-breaking crowdfunding campaign for his new film “31” at RZ-31.com.

Rolling Stone notes that “the director is offering up a variety of high-quality rewards to people who want to support the movie, including autographed posters, a chance for Zombie to follow a winner on Twitter, a winner’s name in the credits, a lifetime laminate to see Zombie on tour at any show and a gig as an extra in 31. Zombie will also offer selected props from his movies, including Halloween masks and giant crosses from House of 1000 Corpses.”

“I’m crowd funding because I realize that it’s an incredible opportunity to engage the fans. They’ve always been the most important thing for me because, with metal and horror, the fans aren’t just fans – it’s their … Read more

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Josh Turner Pulls No Punches With His Rougstock and Rambler Tour

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(PCM) Recently, country music superstar Josh Turner brought his down-home melodies to the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA. Turner is in the midst of his Roughstock and Rambler Tour in support of his latest album, Punching Bag.

Josh hit the stage and pulled no punches, playing a sweet 16-song set that included big hits like “Your Man”, “Punching Bag”, “Time Is Love”, “Haywire”, and “Would You Go With Me”, as well as rare gems like “Backwoods Boy”. Turner closed out the set with the foot-stompin’ “Firecracker”. Josh Turner has one of the most distinct voices in country music today, and also has the ability to bring his big hits to life live on stage.

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The Top 125 Summer Songs of the 1970s

Summer70sSummer Songs come in two different varieties:

1. The the classic songs that describe summertime, vacations,
beaches and the boardwalk.

2. The songs that were payed in constant rotation on
the radio and dance clubs

We tried to combine both the classic summer songs and
songs in different genres that dominated the airwaves
during the summer, with our own Pop Culture Madness
look at the songs that outlasted other songs from their
era.

1970s Summer Songs
1. Summer Nights – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John,
1978
2. Summer – War, 1976
3. You’re The One That I Want – Olivia

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The 69 Sexiest Songs of the 1970s

Sexy70sYou know what I’m talkin’ ’bout
C’mon, baby
Let your love come out
If you believe in love
Let’s get it on
-Let’s Get It On, Marvin Gaye

A lot of Sexy Songs sound so innocent, unltil
an adult hears a child naively singing it…

Lookin’ for some hot stuff, baby this evening
I need some hot stuff, baby tonight
I want some hot stuff, baby this evening
Gotta have some hot stuff
Gotta have some love tonight
-Hot Stuff, Donna Summer
1970s Sexy Songs
1. Lets Get It On – Marvin Gaye
2. Tonight’s The Night – Rod Stewart

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The Top 69 Sexiest Songs Of The 1990s!

Sexy90sAre you as good as I remember baby,
get it on, get it on
’cause tonight is the night when two become one

– 2 Become One, Spice GirlsSexy Songs can be seductive, soft, soulful and slow.
They can sound so innocent when we sang them as pre-teens.

Any time
And any place
I don’t care who’s around
Nonononono
Weeooohhooo!

– Any Time, Any Place, Janet Jackson

1990s Sexy Songs
1. Too Close – Next
2. 2 Become 1 – Spice Girls
3. Sex Me – R. Kelly
4. Any Time, Any Place – Janet Jackson
5. Nice and Slow

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“Mandatory Fun” Scores Weird Al Yankovic His First No. 1 Album

-Weird_Al-_Yankovic(PCM) Hilarious artist Weird Al Yankovic has been delighting fans for the past weeks, releasing 8 parody videos in promotion of his new album, Mandatory Fun, and it looks like all the marketing has paid off!

Mandatory Fun, Weird Al’s fourteenth studio album, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 making it the first number one record of artist’s 38-year long career.

Mandatory Fun sold over 104,000 units in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, doubling the sales of Weird Al’s previous studio album, Alpocalypse, during its first week.

Weird Al celebrated by tweeting the announcement to his 3.32 million twitter followers:

It’s official. MANDATORY FUN enters the Billboard album chart this week at #1. Wow. WOW.

— Al Yankovic

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SBTRKT Announces New Album, Drops New Single “New Dorp, New York”

(PCM) UK producer SBTRKT (pronounced “subtract” for the uninitiated) delighted the music world when he announced his new album Wonder Where We Land and dropped the single “New Dorp, New York” on Tuesday.

“New Dorp, New York” is an ode to the Big Apple, featuring New York native Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend.

 

Wonder Where We Land follows SBTRKT’s self titled debut album from 2011 which received generally positive reviews, earning the 42nd spot on Pitchfork’s “Top 50 Albums of 2011.”

SBTRKT’s announcement follows the release of Transitions, a three part series of instrumental 12-inches released on Young Turks back in March.

SBTRKT also recently released the track “Temporary View” featuring singer Sampha just last month.

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The Story Behind the Weird Al Word Crimes Video with Designer & Animator Jarrett Heather

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Weird Al Yankovic’s Word Crimes Designed and Animated by Jarrett Heather

(PCM) Jarrett Heather has been a dedicated lifelong “Weird Al” Yankovic fan, but when Al contacted Jarrett in November of 2014, the only back-story Al had on Jarrett was his own admiration of Jarrett’s work.

Jarrett had previously produced a music video in 2010 called Shop-Vac using a form of design called kinetic typography. Al had his own vision for a music video and believed Jarrett was a fit.

Over the course of almost a year the two then collaborated on that music video exclusively for “Weird Al” to be a part of his new album Mandatory Fun.

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Kimbra Drops New Single “Miracle”

KimbraGoldenEcho(PCM) In anticipation of her new album The Golden Echo, out on Warner Bros. Records August 19th in the U.S., New Zealand pop songstress Kimbra dropped her latest single “Miracle” yesterday.

The Grammy-Award winning musician has already given fans a preview of her upcoming album through tracks “90s Music,” “Love in High Places,” and “Nobody But You,” the last of which features R&B crooner John Legend.

U.S. fans might be familiar with Kimbra from her huge hit from the summer of 2011 with Goyte, “Somebody That I Used to Know.”

The Golden Echo continues to showcase Kimbra’s fun and unique blend of music, straying somewhat from the poppiness of 2011′s Vows and delving into funk, disco, soul, hip … Read More…

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Catching Up With Wild Cub At Firefly Music Festival

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(PCM) We recently caught up with Nashville-based band Wild Cub while out at the recent Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE last month.

After their amazing performance at Firefly, Wild Cub embarked on their own headlining tour throughout the U.S. that will wrap up on August 7th in San Francisco, CA.

Wild Cub are currently out on the road in support of their debut album “Youth” and their recently released iTunes exclusive EP “Letters Home From Far Away: Cover, Outtakes and Live Recordings”.  The band’s awesome cover of Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love” can be found on the new EP and well as hit tracks such as “Wishing Well” and “Thunder Clatter”.

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Weezer Releases First New Single in Four Years: “Back to the Shack”

Weezer(PCM) Everyone’s favorite nerdy rock band has graced the world with their first single in four years, “Back to the Shack.”

Weezer dropped the song today giving fans another preview of their upcoming ninth LP Everything Will Be Alright in the End, being released on September 30th on Republic Records.

The band debuted the single on national radio and through their official YouTube account on Monday morning and music lovers and fans alike have rejoiced in the new music.

In the months leading to the release of Everything Will Be Alright in the End Weezer has released teasers of the album songs, giving fans a taste of what’s to come with samples of “Return to Ithaca,” “Ain’t Got Nobody,” and “… Read More…

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Matt Lalonde Releases Debut Album Medicinal

Matt_Lalonde_Photo_1(PCM) Matt Lalonde is a 25 year old musician/song writer from Milton, Ontario whose love for music began from an early age. He began playing piano and guitar at 6 years of age. However, his affinity and obsession with the craft of writing music didn’t start to take off until he moved to Windsor at the age of 17. He began playing with the band MicLordz and Sauce funky- a Windsor based funk/ rock band comparable to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against the Machine. Throughout the 7 years that Lalonde played with MLSF the band gained much attention and a large fan following upwards to 80,000 people proud to call themselves the MLSF Army.

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Interview with JOHNNYSWIM At Firefly Music Festival 2014

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(PCM) We were able to catch up with amazing husband and wife duo JOHNNYSWIM while out at the Firefly Music Festival, which took place at the Woodlands in Dover, DE last month.

The group have been making a ton of festival appearances this summer, just recently appearing at the Forcastle Festival in Louisville, KY and will also be performing at Lollapalooza this August in Chicago, IL.

The duo were also featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and made a recent appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.

JOHNNYSWIM are currently touring behind their debut full-length album “Diamonds” which was produced by JOHNNYSWIM’s own Abner Ramirez in Nashville, TN.

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Catching Up With The Tontons At Firefly Festival 2014

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(PCM) One band that was generating a huge amount of buzz at this year’s Firefly Music Festival was The Tontons.

The band were one of the choices to play the Red Bull Sound Select Stages at this year’s festival and are currently touring behind their latest album release “Make Out King And Other Stories”.

We were able to catch up with the band while hanging out in the Red Bull Artist Lounge backstage…check it out below:

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Nominees For The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Revealed!

(MTV) MTV has announced the nominations for the 2014 “MTV Video Music Awards” airing LIVE from The Forum in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, August 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via an innovative first-of-its-kind social media rollout on Snapchat. Global superstar Beyoncé, who surprised and delighted fans worldwide with the revolutionary release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed visual album earlier this year, leads the pack with an astounding eight nominations including “Video of the Year,” “Best Female” and “Best Choreography.” Eminem and Australian rapper Iggy Azalea received an impressive seven nominations each. Eminem scores multiple nods for categories including “Best Hip-Hop,” “Best Male” and “Best Collaboration” while previous “Artist to Watch” nominee Iggy Azalea finds herself vying for some of the top awards including “Video of the Year,” “Best Female” and “Best Pop.” Beginning today, fans can vote in VMA categories, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist to Watch” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com. Battling it out for the highly coveted “Video of the Year” are Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX with their 90′s throwback “Clueless” homage “Fancy,” Beyoncé ft. JAY Z’s dark and sensuous “Drunk in Love,” the catchy pop phenomenon “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, Sia’s mysterious and faceless “Chandelier” … Continue reading

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Weird Al Yankovic Wants You to Learn Your Grammar in “Word Crimes”

(PCM) The king of song parodies has struck again with his latest single “Word Crimes,” a parody of Robin Thicke’s 2013 summer anthem “Blurred Lines.”

Weird Al debuted “Word Crimes” yesterday as the second of eight videos that he is releasing over eight days in promotion for his newly released album Mandatory Fun, the musician’s fourteenth studio album.

“Word Crimes” parodies Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” song and video, which you’re probably already very familiar with if you were alive and conscious during the summer of 2013.

“Blurred Lines” was inescapable; the song was on every radio station and music video channel, leading it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and on to become the longest running number one single of 2013 and the … Read More…

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Slipknot Post An Uber Creepy Video Trailer

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(PCM) We are all eagerly anticipating the upcoming new album from Iowa rockers Slipknot, as they have been hard at work on it for quite some time now.

We spoke with front-man Cory Taylor back in May when he was the guest of honor at this year’s Roast On The Range and he told us “People are going to lose their minds when they hear the new Slipknot record”!

Earllier today, Slipknot posted and then promptly removed quite an interesting video trailer! Many are speculating about what it could be for, but chances are it is a quick glimpse into the theme for the new album.

The band has recently announced that Knotfest will take place on October 24-26 in San Bernardino, California. Slipknot will … Read More…

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Colbie Caillat Unleashes An Empowering New Music Video

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(PCM) Singer Colbie Caillat recently released her “Gypsy Heart Side A” EP, which is a five-song collection that comprises the first half of her forth-coming fourth full-length album studio album “Gypsy Heart”, due out later this year.

She has also unveiled the inspirational and empowering lyric video for the song “Try” which has a poignant message about self-acceptance. The video features photos of fans and celebrities- with little to no makeup, in an effort to inspire women to be comfortable in their own skin. Celebrity participants include Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum, Kelly Osbourne, Sara Bareilles, Natasha Bedingfield, Ingrid Michaelson, Christina Perri, Katharine McPhee, actresses Amy Smart and Hayden Panettiere, the female anchors of The Today Show, Michelle Kwan, Jessie J … Read More…

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Teen Raises The Epic Selfie Bar Even Higher!

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(PCM) We think the epic “selfie” bar just continues to rise higher and higher, especially now that an Omaha, Nebraska teen has captured a “selfie” with both Sir Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett.

Buffett is certainly one of Omaha, Nebraska’s …

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Walken To Play Hook

(PCM) Last year NBC brought back live musical theater with it’s December production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. This year NBC will again provide us with another musical classic Peter Pan on December 4th. It has been reported that Christopher Walken has signed on to play Captain Hook in this classic tale of the boy who doesn’t grow up. It has yet to be announced who will take the iconic part of Peter Pan. But NBC has promised it will stick to theater tradition and the part will be played by a woman. Some of the stars who have played Peter were Mary Martin in the original musical cast. Sandy Duncan in the 1980s, and Kathy Rigby in the 1990s.

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Dan Croll Talks Festival Life, Latest Album And More!

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(PCM) We were recently out at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE and caught up with British singer/songwriter Dan Croll.

Croll’s set on the Firefly Main Stage was sweet music to our ears and we enjoyed being able to chat after the set about topics such as festival life, the music industry, and of course his latest album release “Sweet Disarray”.

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Catching Up With The Wild Feathers At Firefly 2014

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(PCM) What I adore so much about The Wild Feather’s is their ability to put a unique and fresh spin on the genre of southern rock n’ roll. The band gives it their own flavor and fans across the country are eating it up.

We were able to catch The Wild Feather’s performing at this year’s Firefly Music Festival and they were definitely one of our highlights throughout the entire weekend.

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The band is currently touring in support of their self-titled debut album and their current single “Left My Woman Behind” is continuing to pick up more and more steam.

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PCM’s Kristyn Clarke had a chance to catch up with The Wild Feathers at Firefly to discuss changes in the music industry, the importance of … Read More…

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The Top 200 Summer Songs Of The 2000s

Top 200 Summer Songs of the 2000s.Summer2000sSummer Songs come in two different varieties:
1. The the classic songs that describe summertime, vacations, beaches and the boardwalk.2. The songs that were payed in constant rotation on the radio and dance clubs.Included are timeless, obvious songs like Summertime by New Kids On The Block and Summer Love by Justin Timberlakel and there were songs that were played non-stop on the radio over the summer like Hot In Heere, Yeah! and Poker Face.

Don’t Speak by No Doubt was released in late 1996, but stayed on the Billboard Charts for

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Woman With A Baby Thrown Out Of Brad Paisley Concert

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(PCM) The news that a woman has been thrown out of a recent Brad Paisley concert for having a baby strapped to her in the pit area in front of the stage has been stirring up quite a debate online.

The woman, who also had another child with her at the show who appeared to be about 10, was escorted from the “pit” area by venue security because local police felt that she was endangering the baby that was strapped to her chest by being too close to the speakers. The child was not wearing any sort of ear protection.

The incident appears to have taken place prior to Paisely taking the stage at the Sleep Train Amphitheater in Chula Vista, CA, however the opening … Read More…

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The Last Original Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Had Died At Age 62

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(PCM) It is with great sadness that we report that the last original Ramone, drummer, Tommy Ramone, has passed away at the age of 62.

A call was made from Ramone’s wife, to Dave Frey who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, to let me know that Tommy Ramone had passed away. So, far there have been no additional details released about his immediate cause of death.

Tommy Ramone was one of the co-founders of the legendary punk band The Ramones back in 1974. His band mates were Joey Ramone, DeeDee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. All members initially had different last names, but together adopted the last name of Ramone.

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New Footage From The Giver Featured In OneRepublic’s New Music Video

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(PCM) You can view new footage from the highly anticipated film “The Giver” in OneRepublic’s “Ordinary Human” music video. Check it out here!

The Giver is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Starring Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, Cameron Monaghan, Odeya Rush, and Taylor Swift, The Giver will be in theaters everywhere August 15th.

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Ravens Ballroom Belongs On Your Radar

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(PCM) Ravens Ballroom is a New York-based power trio comprised of guitarist and vocalist Matthew Ravens, bassist and vocalist Simi Ravens, and drummer Jon Rosenbaum. The trio released their debut album, Rain Dance, in spring 2013.

Pulling from genres as diverse as psychedelic rock, post-punk, and Euro-jazz, and replicating the internal-production model trailblazed by Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin, Ravens Ballroom has synthesized a broad range of sounds and aesthetics into its own unique style.

Ravens Ballroom performs regularly in the New York area, headlining small venues and opening for acts like the great David Johansen. The visionary trio and their passionate, evocative music have been well-received by industry insiders and audiences who are ever interested in hearing more.

Keep up-to-date with Ravens Ballroom:

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BET Makes A Major Blunder With Lionel Richie’s Name!

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(PCM) Artist Lionel Richie was recently honored at the BET Awards with one of the evenings highest honors…the Lifetime Achievement Award. However, during the award show broadcast, Richies’ name was misspelled on the screen as he was accepting the award.

As Richie was up on the stage giving his speech, “Lionel Ritchie” was displayed at the bottom of the screen. While it is a simple spelling error, you would think that given the fact that Richie was receiving such a high award, someone would have done their homework with the name spelling…opps!

Obviously, Richie was unaware of the incident during his speech and went on to give a beautiful acceptance speech about the merits of both talent and soul.

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Summer Songs of the 1980s

Summer80sThe eighties brought Summer Songs to us via movies (Kokomo, Axel F, Flashdance and Eye of TheTiger), Micheal Jackson’s songs and more ‘sunshine’, ‘hot’ and summer-ready songs.If a song’s title or primary lyrics are about Summer, that usually bumps it in nostalgia value on our Summer Music lists.This PCM Top 125 Summer Song of the Eighties list includes over eight hours of the best of 80′s summer music classics.

We tried to combine both, the classic summer songs and songs that dominated the airwaves during the summer, with our own Pop Culture Madness look at the songs that

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Miranda Lambert Debuts Music Video For “Something Bad” feat. Carrie Underwood

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(PCM) When Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood performed a duet of the song “Something Bad” at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards both critics and fans were blown away by the performance.

Not long after the performance, Lamberts’ new album “Platinum” soared its’ way to the top of the charts and iTunes as well.

Now, we are pleased to feature Lamberts’ sensational new music video for “Something Bad” which features Carrie Underwood. Check it out below:

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Dave Goddess Group Delivers With “Blown Away”

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(PCM) Dave Goddess Group drives the lonely and twisted road to rock n’ roll redemption, shifting gears between truth-telling ballads and gasket-blowing screamers with regard for neither fad nor fashion, trend nor taste.

In their latest release, “Blown Away,” the band takes a stripped down approach to some thoughtful yet rockin’ material. Drums pound, guitars soar, the bass throbs as Goddess sings alternatively about life, death, religion, politics and wanting to get laid.

The band never hides it’s love of classic rock, but somehow manages to make it sound modern. It’s painfully out of step, but somehow riding the bleeding edge. It wants to matter. It wants to make you think. It wants to rock your soul and break your heart. Dave Goddess Group’s private … Read More…

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Catching Up With Kongos At Firefly Festival

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(PCM) South African rockers, Kongos, put on an incredible performance during their recent appearance at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE.

The band, which consists of four brothers Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Daniel Kongos, fill the stage with a true sense of passion and intoxicating energy. Despite their early set time, kicking off the Firefly Main Stage, they were the ideal wake-up call to shake things up and get everyone moving at the festival.

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The band’s single “Come With Me Now’ is blowing up at radio and is surely becoming one of biggest hits of the summer. The track comes from the band’s latest album release “Lunatic” which is available now!

I had a chance to catch up with both Jesse and Johnny of … Read More…

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Summer Songs of the 1990s

What is a Summer Song?

1. The the classic songs that describe summertime, vacations, beaches and the boardwalk.

2. The songs that were payed in constant rotation on the radio, boardwalks
and dance clubs that summer.

Summer90sIncluded are timeless, obvious songs like Summertime by Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince LFO and Summer in The City by The Lovin’ Spoonful and there were songs that were played non-stop on the radio over the summer like Step By Step by New Kids
On The Block, MMMBop by Hanson and All Star by Smash Mouth.

We also noted that some of

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Soundgarden Gear Up For Co-Headlining Tour With Nine Inch Nails

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(PCM) Soundgarden are internationally recognized as one of the world’s most influential rock bands. With a laudable career and GRAMMY®- winning catalog, the Seattle four-piece started a transformation in rock music that inspired a generation. The band is supporting the reissue of its seminal album, Superunknown via A&M Records/UME on June 3rd, 2014.

In our opinion Superunknown is one of those album’s that does more than just inspire a generation. The album was a major part of defining the generation at that time and continues to have the very same effect on listeners to this day.

We could not ask for a better pairing of artists to co-headline a summer tour run than both Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails. Together it is going to be … Read More…

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Event Recap: iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party!

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iHeartRadio and the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hosted the third annual iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party presented by VISIT FLORIDA, the two-day musical weekend in Miami on June 27-28. Music fans throughout the Country, which included more than 150 contest winners, gathered in Miami for this summer’s hottest party hosted by Nick Cannon.

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The iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party kicked off Friday night with exclusive performances by Tiësto, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea and Lil Jon at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s legendary pool. The weekend-long party continued Saturday with an all-day pool party featuring sets by iHeartRadio’s house DJs.… Full Story

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Songs of the Summer 1900-1959

Summer50sSongs of the Summer listed are from the ‘Great American Songbook’ and the most popular songs of the first pop music era. While a modern song can streak to the top ten on the charts and disappear a few weeks later, songs from this era were often sung (and charted) by several artists, often within different genres and styles. Prior to the Pop/Rock era, music was very much controlled by the songwriters and/or copyright holders. Artists were often just an instrument to perform the music and sing the lyrics. But it was also less ‘corporate’ – a song was released

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The 69 Sexiest Songs of the 2000′s

Promiscuous girl
Wherever you are
I’m all alone
And its you that I want
– Promiscuous, Nelly Furtado

Sexy Songs began as seductive, soft, soulful and slow.
By the 2000′s Sexy Songs often became sweltering, steamy and screamingly loud.

SExy200sGirl, please let me stick my key in your ignition, Babe
So I can get this thing started and get rollin’, babe
See, I’ll be doin’ about 80 on your freeway
Girl, I won’t stop until I drive you crazy
Ignition, R Kelly
2000s (2000-2009) Sexy Songs
1. Ignition – R. Kelly
2. Your Body Is A Wonderland

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Ever Wonder If You Could Play A Tree Trunk On A Record Player?

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(PCM) I have no idea why I am just discovering this brilliant story now, but an artist by the name of Bartholomäus Traubeck has been using cross-sectional slices of a tree stump and playing them on a converted record player to …

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Outkast And Jack Johnson Round-Out An Epic Firefly Festival Weekend

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(PCM) I could hardly believe that after Thursday and Friday’s epic performance there were still two more days lined-up for Firefly Music Festival. As I made my way into the festival around noon on Saturday, I was greeted by sounds of “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles blasting through the speakers of the Lawn Stage, the same thing occurred on Sunday around noon as well.

I felt that it was a warm and lovely way to greet festival goers as they were making their way into the festival grounds each day…almost like a little good afternoon hug of a song!

All mushiness aside, I was able to check out some awesome performances on Saturday afternoon and evening from artists such as Bad Things, Twenty … Read More…

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Bristol To Memory Set To Hit The Road This Summer!

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(PCM) Bristol To Memory, an Alternative Pop-Punk band, has been established in the LA/OC music scene since to 2005. Hailing from Santa Ana, California, the group is influenced by bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, and Say Anything. Their musical compositions and collaboration evokes a feeling of nostalgic excitement with their dynamic guitar progression, thrilling choruses and poetic lyrics. Catch Bristol To Memory on tour in California, Oregon and Washington this summer!

(Full list of tour dates can be found below)

To learn more about the band, please visit:

http://www.bristoltomemory.com

http://www.reverbnation.com/bristoltomemory

 

June 29 Santa Barbara, CA Sevens Bar
June 30 Santa Cruz, CA Bocci’s
July 1 San Francisco, CA El Rio
July 3 Camas, WA Back Yard
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New Politics Talk Firefly Festival, MoumentTour And More!

(PCM) PCM’s Kristyn Clarke recently had the opportunity to catch up with New Politics while out at the Firefly Music Festival which recently took place at The Woodlands in Dover, DE.

New Politics hail from Copenhagen, Denmark and are certainly creating quite a bit of buzz throughout the musical realm. The band brings so many various elements to their sound that it is incredibly difficult to box them into one particular genre or another, but we can say one thing for sure….a New Politics performance is always a good time!

The band tore up the stage at Firefly and even treated us to a little impromptu Justin Timberlake cover towards the end of their set!  Be sure to catch the band out on the road … Read More…

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Firefly Off To A Packed Early Start On Thursday And Friday

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(PCM) With Firefly Music Festival expanding to four days this year things got off to an amazing start on Thursday afternoon. It was the perfect way to avoid the major traffic jams that occurred the prior year and allow campers to get in and get settled between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

When we arrived, we were able to catch some amazing performances from Kodaline, Amos Lee and Local Natives which provided the perfect soundtrack for getting our weekend off to an incredible start!

One of the true stand-out moments from Lee’s set was definitely his closing which was an instrumental rendition of the “Game Of Thrones” theme song. It was amazing to watch everyone’s face light up once they … Read More…

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Spend Some Time With Unlikely Candidates And Learn About DJ iPod!

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(PCM) One of the most buzzed about bands at Firefly Music Festival 2014 was Unlikely Candidates. Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas the band has been on a steady rise and have generated a ton of positive feedback especially from their track “Follow My Feet”.

I spent some time asking Firefly attendees who some of their top acts and performances were throughout the weekend and nearly all of the mentioned catching the set from Unlikely Candidates and just how much they enjoyed it.

I was able to catch up with the band backstage at Firefly Festival to discuss the band’s performance, upcoming festival appearances, the craziness that is DJ iPod in the campgrounds and more!

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