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As previously reported, the “Live on Letterman” full concert web series welcomed Depeche Mode last night. They performed a number of songs off their upcoming album Delta MachineThey then performed “Heaven” on “Late Show With David Letterman”; watch a video of that performance below. Readers in North America can watch the full “Live” performance here, and the full set is also streaming on Soundcloud, via a fan account. http://bit.ly/Zwtxhv

Delta Machine, the follow-up to 2009’s Sounds of the Universe, is out March 26 via Columbia.

 

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I got enough on my mind that when she pulls me by the hair
She hasn’t much to hold ontoShe keeping count on her hand One, Two, Three days
That I been sleeping on my side

I finished kissing my death, so now I head back up the steps
Thinking about where I’ve been, I mean the sun was never like this
I wanna feel with the season. I guess it makes sense
Cause my lifes become as vapid as a night out in Los Angeles
And I just want to stay in bed, and hold you like I used to
You know that I am home, so darling if you love me
Would you let me know…

Or go on, go on, go on, if you were thinking that the worst is yet to come
Why and I the one always packing all my stuff

For once, for once, for once, I get the feeling that I’m right where I
Belong
Why am I the one always packing all my stuff

She got enough on her mind
That she feel no sorrow
I let my fate fill the air
So now she rollin down her window
Never been one to hold on
But I need a last breath
So I ask if she remembers when
She used to come and visit me
We were fools to think that nothing could go wrong

Go on, go on, go on, if you were thinking that the worst is yet to come
Why am I the one always packing all my stuff

For once, for once, for once, I get the feeling that I’m right where I
Belong
Why am I the one always packing all my stuff
I think I kinda like it but I might of had too much

I’ll move back down to this western town
When they find me out make no mistake about it

I’ll move back down to this western town
When they find me out make no mistake about it

I’ll move back down to this western town…
Go on, go on, go on, if you were thinkin that the worst is yet to come
Why am I the one always packin all stuff

Go on, go on, go on, if you were thinkin that the worst is yet to come
Why am I the one always packin all stuff

For once, for once, for once, I get the feeling that I’m right where I
Belong
Why am I the one always packin all my stuff

I think I kinda like it but I might of had too much
And I’ll move back down…

Why Am I The One? lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Songwriters: BHASKER, JEFF / DOST, ANDREW / ANTONOFF, JACK / RUESS, NATE

 

Courtesy Ipecac Recordings

Last April a new band was announced containing names that should have peaked some attention, but little fanfare was raised on purpose. Fronted by the DeftonesChino Moreno, Palms was kept under relative wraps while Deftones launched their latest album Koi No Yokan.

In addition to Moreno, the Los Angeles based quartet is comprised of former ISIS members Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris and Clifford Meyer. Formed in 1997, ISIS was an award-winning experimental post-metal band, that disbanded in 2010 shortly after their final tour.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/15xp6Jk

Palms is set to release its self-titled debut album on June 25.

– Jay Tilles, CBS Local 

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Mike Pont / Getty Images

Morrissey fans are a glutton for abuse. The singer’s tours have been famously plagued with cancellations. His latest string of canceled concerts began with Morrissey’s desire to be by his ailing mother’s side. The next set of shows went up in smoke due to a bleeding ulcer, not surprising for a man that caries the weight of the world on his shoulders.

On Saturday, Morrissey posted a detailed apology to fan site True To You explaining his thoughts behind the latest string of canceled shows saying “the patient must be patient.”

As for the remaining shows in San Diego and Los Angeles, L.A’s 20,000 seat Staples Center will go meatless on March 1. McDonalds and other vendors offering “flesh as food” will be closed day of show. Morrissey commented, “I don’t look upon it as a victory for me but a victory for the animals.” To hit home the message, a portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit PETA.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/WVNNfv

Staples Center was recently name the most vegetarian–friendly NBA venue in the U.S. by PETA.

Morrissey surprised fans by walking off the stage during his 2009Coachella set, siting that he could “smell burning flesh.” Goldenvoice, the festival’s organizer offered to go 100% vegetarian the following year if Morrissey would unite with The Smiths. He said no.

Morrissey’s remaining dates:

February 27 – San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre
March 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center

– Jay Tilles, CBS Local

 

Matt Bellamy (Photo: AFP)

Matt Bellamy (Photo: AFP)

After spending the past few weeks in Los Angeles in order to take part in variousGRAMMY Awards activities, Muse will return to London to headline the 2013 Brit Awards in support of War Child’s 20th anniversary. The benefit concert will take place at the historic theater, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

With the concert having sold out in less than three minutes, this is the only way to watch Muse’s performance. The webcast can be seen live via War Child’s YouTube channel, Monday, February 18 at 4 pm EST / 1 pm PST.

War Child is a group of 27 individuals working in an old false teeth factory in north London with the single goal of aiding children of war-torn areas. The non-profit organization provides medical care and safe havens, rebuilds schools and helps children get their voices heard.

Bands that have previously played the War Child concert include ColdplayThe KillersBlur and Kasabian.

Read more here: Muse To Stream War Child Concert Live From London « The World Famous KROQ – Alt Rock Music News, Photos, Videos, Concerts.

Watch the band make the concert announcement as they knock a ball back and forth on their personally branded ping pong table.

– Jay Tilles, CBS Local

 

 

(photo courtesy of Lincoln Motors)

(photo courtesy of Lincoln Motors)

Shortly before yesterday’s GRAMMY hoopla kicked off, Lincoln (yes, the car company) released a video of Beck covering David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision”with a 167-piece orchestra.

Shot in a stunning 360-degree style, the nine-minute performance footage was directed by Chris Milk, who’s worked with U2, Kanye West and more. Watch below.

The 167 members of Beck’s backing band include soul revival act the Dap-Kings, members of the USC marching band, multiple choirs, a Peruvian charango group, choirs, a gamelan ensemble, nine guitarists, a saw player and many, many more, all conducted by Beck’s father, David Campbell.

Read more here: Beck Covers David Bowie’s ‘Sound and Vision’ With 167-Piece Orchestra « WXRT.

Bowie’s “Sound and Vision” was released in 1977 as the lead single from his album Low.

– Jillian Mapes, Radio.com

 

 

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Bieber-faced kid celebrates punk past and present

Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz told Chris Martins from spin.com about the legendary Los Angeles punk band’s new album True North, the 50-year-old guitarist explains that, “When we write, if we’re successful with a song then we’re connecting with other humans … For the most part, people outgrow punk rock so we’re connecting with younger people.” Indeed, in the just-out music video for the LP’s titular track, a young punk with a Bieber-fresh face finds himself moved to action by the older band. What could be a languid day spent inside of his memorabilia-bedecked room soon becomes a fierce air-drumming sesh before he slips on the Coolest Shoes on Earth (Chucks, duh) and heads out for untold adventures. In listening to “True North” on his vinyl copy of True North he discovers true north. So … does that count as an episode of northern exposure? If ya missed ’em before, make sure you take a spin through “Dept. of False Hope” and Bad Religion’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon performance of “Past Is Dead.”  Click link below to watch video.

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The 55th Annual Grammy Awards are being handed out this afternoon, and many of them before this evening’s telecast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Alyssa Toomey and Rosemary Brennan from eonline.com updating all the winners here as they’re announced:

Best Jazz Vocal AlbumRadio Music Society, Esperanza Spaulding

Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Hot House,” Gary Buron & Chick Corea

Best New Age AlbumEchoes of Love, Oakram

Best Comedy AlbumBlow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon

Best Spoken Word AlbumSociety’s Child: My Autobiography, Janis Ian

Best Children’s AlbumCan You Canoe?, The Okee Dokee Brothers

Best Reggae Album: Rebirth, Jimmy Cliff

Best Contemporary Classical Composition: “Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile – Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays,” Stephen Hartke

Best Classical Compendium: “Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis,” Antoni Wit

Best Classical Vocal Performance: “Poemes,” Renee Fleming  

Best Producer of the Year, Classical: Blanton Alspaugh

Best Orchestral Performance: “Adams Harmonielehre and Short Ride In A Fast Machine,” Michael Tilson Thomas

Best Opera Recording: “Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen,”James Levine and Fabio Luisi

Best Engineered Album, ClassicalLife & Breath, Tom Caufield and John Newton

Best Tropical Latin AlbumRetro, Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña

Best Regional Mexican or Tejano AlbumPecados Y Milagros, Lila Downs

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative AlbumImaginaries, Quetzal

Best Latin Pop Album, Rock or Urban Album: MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition, Juanes

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Eye on It, TobyMac

Best Gospel AlbumGravity, Lecrae

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” Matt Redman (Writers: Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman) & “Your Presence is Heaven,” Israel and New Breed (Writers: Israel Houghton and Micah Massey)

Best Gospel Song: “Go Get It,” Mary Mary (Writer: Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell and Warryn Campbell)

Best Gospel Contemporary Christian Musical Performance: “10,000 Reason (Bless the Lord)” Matt Redman

Best Surround Sound AlbumModern Cool, Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Michael Friedman, surround producer (Patricia Barber)

Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical: “Promises” (Skrillex & Nero Remix) Skrillex, remixer (Nero)

Best Engineered Album, Non Classical“The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” Richard King, engineer, Richard King, mastering engineer (Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile)

Best Historical AlbumThe Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set), Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson & Dennis Wolfe, compilation producers; Mark Linett, mastering engineer (The Beach Boys)

Best Album NotesSingular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles, Billy Vera, album notes writer (Ray Charles)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition PackageWoody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection, Fritz Klaetke, art director (Woody Guthrie)

Best Recording Package: “Biophilia” Michael Amzalag & Mathias Augustyniak, art directors (Björk)

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist: “City of Roses” Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding, arrangers (Esperanza Spalding)

Best Instrumental Arrangement: “How About You” Gil Evans, arranger (Gil Evans Project)

Best Instrumental Composition“Mozart Goes Dancing” Chick Corea, composer (Chick Corea & Gary Burton)

Best Long Form Music Video“Big Easy Express” Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show

Best Short Form Music Video: “We Found Love” Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris

source: eonline.com

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Credit: Apple
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The answer to the trivia question will be: “Monkey Drums (Goskel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch.” That’s the 25-billionth song purchased on iTunes.
Apple announced the sales milestone in a news release Wednesday. The company says Phillip Lupke of Germany purchased and downloaded Buch’s song and will receive an iTunes gift card worth 10,000 euros, or about $13, 500.
It took the Cupertino, Calif., company almost 10 years to reach the milestone. Customers download an average of 15,000 songs a minute from the iTunes music store, which was launched in April 2003. The digital retailer’s catalog is 26 million songs deep.
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Al Pacino to Receive Honorary Award at L.A. Italia Festival

As part of the eighth annual Los Angeles, Italia-Film, Fashion and Arts Fest, renowned theater and film actor Al Pacino will be receiving the fest’s newest and highest honor: the Jack Valenti — L.A., Italia Legend Award.

Named after former MPAA president Jack Valenti, who helped pioneer the first movie ratings system, the award is set to be given each year to an Italian-American who “has made major contributions to the global motion pictures industry.”

Pacino will receive his award on Feb. 17 during the festival’s opening night ceremonies at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Jack Valenti’s daughter Courtenay, now a vice president of production at Warner Bros., will present the award.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/WQs1WE

written by mark rozeman for paste magazine

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