Archive for February 5, 2013



Metallica Lose Trademark
(Photo : Facebook/Metallica) A small metal shop in British Columbia has won the right to use “Metallica” as its shop name.

Heavy metal band

Metallica have lost defending their trademark “Metallica” to a small metal manufacturing company called Metallica Manufacturing at

Burnaby, British Columbia

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Loudwire reports the metal shop won the court ruling after the band challenged them in court trying to defend their trademark. Now the metal shop – Metallica Manufacturing can use the trademark in its day to day business.

“It was a very innocent choosing of such a name from a 12-year-old kid,” said Bill Lawson, Owner, Metallica Manufacturing, BurnabyNow reported.

Though the name for the metal shop was chosen in the late 1990’s and Metallica was founded in 1981, the name Metallica looked right as it matched the trade, said Lawson.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/VPvbf5

Courtesy Epitaph

Courtesy Epitaph

Alkaline Trio have released new song “I Wanna Be a Warhol,” the first single from their much anticipated ninth studio album, which is yet to be titled.

The new song is a mysterious return, as there is virtually no information available about the new album, with the band promising to reveal the details on Tuesday, February 5.

“It’s cool with the Trio because we take simple ideas – Dan will bring his idea, Derek will bring his idea or I’ll bring my idea and we’ll rip it apart, then rebuild it into something that we all have an influence on,” the band’s frontman Matt Skiba told Punknews.org last year on his working relationship with bandmates Dan Andriano and Derek Grant.

Listen to the song here: http://kroq.cbslocal.com/2013/02/01/alkaline-trio-debut-new-single-i-wanna-be-a-warhol-from-forthcoming-album/


KROQ is also giving you a shot at scoring a limited-edition set of soup cans and custom lithograph from the band! Enter to win here.

alkalinetrio Alkaline Trio Debut New Single I Wanna Be A Warhol From Mysterious Forthcoming Album

by Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local

Red Hot Chili Peppers are in the midst of slowly releasing eighteen tracks recorded while on the road promoting their most recent album I’m With You.
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Beginning last August, the band scheduled a series of nine 7″ vinyl singles roll out over a six-month period with all tracks being available a digital package this April. Currently on the 6th release, the process of getting the songs to the fans has taken longer than expected reports NME.

Read more here: Red Hot Chili Peppers Debut 8-Minute Bluesy Riff “In Love Dying” « The World Famous KROQ – Alt Rock Music News, Photos, Videos, Concerts.

Today’s track, an 8-minute mid-tempo bluesy riff, titled “In Love Dying,” can be heard below and is available now for digital downloadfor $1.29.

Currently on tour in South Africa, Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline both of Coachella Sunday lineups, April 14 and 21.

 

by jay tillers, cbs local

 

Kevin Shields breaks some new ground with his band‘s first album since 1991. But some things never change

Kevin Shields

Kevin Shields: a whimsical attitude to deadlines. Photograph: Dove Shore/Getty

Alexis Petridis from guardian.co.uk wrote that in one sense, the arrival of My Bloody Valentine‘s m b v was – to use a word no one had heard of the last time the quartet released an album – an omnishambles. A follow-up to 1991’s Loveless was supposed to appear at the end of last year; instead, nothing happened bar an announcement that the album was complete. Nine days ago, in response to a fan’s shouted query at a gig, Kevin Shields muttered noncommittally that it “might be out in two or three days“.

By the end of last week, with a website called isthenewmybloodyvalentinealbumoutyet.com still displaying nothing but the word NO, the mood among even the band’s diehard fans had turned distinctly sour. On the band’s Facebook page, people were talking angrily about not buying the album even if it did come out. One posted a photograph of Shields with the words DON’T BELIEVE HIS LIES written across it. An aggrieved Chilean called him “terrible”, adding something in Spanish that when translated, alas, proved to be enormously derogatory about Shields’s mother.

Then, when the album finally did appear to download, just before midnight on Saturday, the band’s redesigned website immediately and repeatedly crashed, or refused to accept payment, causing an enterprising person in Indiana to try to involve the US president himself. “The My Bloody Valentine website isn’t working and there’s a new record on it,” read a petition filed on the White House website. “We the people hereby petition the Obama administration to make it work again.”

In another sense, however, this was just a very My Bloody Valentine kind of album launch. For one thing, it isn’t really a My Bloody Valentine album unless someone has been driven to the brink of insanity by Shields’s whimsical attitude to deadlines.

For another, My Bloody Valentine have always moved in ways that weren’t so much mysterious as inexplicable. If it’s hard to account for the sheer length of time m b v has apparently taken to complete, then it was equally hard to account for the band’s transformation from middling indie artists to arguably the most original and influential guitar band of their era, which seemed to happen overnight in 1988 with You Made Me Realise, a single that bore virtually no relation to anything they had previously released.

More abot m b v from Alex Petridis http://bit.ly/XTb4tU

Kelly Clarkson will also take the stage; presenters include Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Prince.

Rihanna VMA Red Carpet - P 2012
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Rihanna

Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Sting will take the stage together at the 55th annual Grammy Awards for a special performance, CBS announced Monday.

Kelly Clarkson will also perform on music’s biggest night.

Sixteen-time Grammy winnerBeyonce, who performed at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show Sunday evening (and reunited with her Destiny’s Child counterparts), has been added to the presenters list, which also includes Hunter Hayes, Jennifer LopezNCIS‘ Pauley Perrette andPrince.

More about Grammys 2013 read here: http://bit.ly/14MJjul

written by philiana ng for hollywoodreporter.com

Watch Suede's Video for

Britpop icons Suede (still known as the London Suede in the U.S.) will release their first studio record in over a decade, Bloodsports, March 19 in the U.S. and March 18 in the UK via INgrooves/Fontana (pre-order it here). The band has already let go the album cut “Barriers”, and now they’ve shared a video for the record’s first official single, “It Starts and Ends With You” (via: pitchfork.com).

More about the video: http://bit.ly/14MFK7i

 

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