Weezer Announce ‘Blue Album’ and ‘Pinkerton’ Nostalgia Shows…

Love early Weezer albums and hate the high seas? You’re in luck: fans who were skint (or sea-squirmish) around the time Weezer cruise tickets went on sale last year may now enjoy the emo-Caribbean jaunt’s musical accoutrements, which revived the band’s 2010 Blue Album-and-Pinkerton tour in a double performance of the albums, beyond these YouTube fan videos. The band just announced a new festival-heavy tour via a short, sweet, and to-the-point video (looking at you, Green Day) posted to their YouTube account that will include a pair of über-meta shows repeating those nostalgic performances of the entirety of two of their most beloved 90s albums (via This is Fake DIY).

The 11-date adventure will hit up only two traditional venues (the rest are all festivals — there’s even a fair!) before descending onto the Hard Rock Live stage in Orlando, coincidentally not too far from where the Weezer Cruise docked, in Miami, for two nights consisting only of the band’s first and second albums, The Blue Album and Pinkerton, in their entirety. Sadly, the jaunts probably won’t include a repeat performance from that pint-sized fan who rocked along to Ozma’s set on the cruise. Another appearance by Lost’s Jorge Garcia, though… (More via SPIN…)

Weezer Announce ‘Blue Album’ and ‘Pinkerton’ Nostalgia Shows…

Love early Weezer albums and hate the high seas? You’re in luck: fans who were skint (or sea-squirmish) around the time Weezer cruise tickets went on sale last year may now enjoy the emo-Caribbean jaunt’s musical accoutrements, which revived the band’s 2010 Blue Album-and-Pinkerton tour in a double performance of the albums, beyond these YouTube fan videos. The band just announced a new festival-heavy tour via a short, sweet, and to-the-point video (looking at you, Green Day) posted to their YouTube account that will include a pair of über-meta shows repeating those nostalgic performances of the entirety of two of their most beloved 90s albums (via This is Fake DIY).

The 11-date adventure will hit up only two traditional venues (the rest are all festivals — there’s even a fair!) before descending onto the Hard Rock Live stage in Orlando, coincidentally not too far from where the Weezer Cruise docked, in Miami, for two nights consisting only of the band’s first and second albums, The Blue Album and Pinkerton, in their entirety. Sadly, the jaunts probably won’t include a repeat performance from that pint-sized fan who rocked along to Ozma’s set on the cruise. Another appearance by Lost’s Jorge Garcia, though… (More via SPIN…)

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A$AP Rocky Announces LongLiveA$AP Release DateAlbum due on September 11…

Nah Right points to an interview between A$AP Rocky and Philadelphia radio station Power 99, where Rocky revealed the release date for LongLiveA$AP. The album is out on September 11. Check out the interview and more via Pitchfork…

A$AP Rocky Announces LongLiveA$AP Release Date
Album due on September 11…

Nah Right points to an interview between A$AP Rocky and Philadelphia radio station Power 99, where Rocky revealed the release date for LongLiveA$AP. The album is out on September 11. Check out the interview and more via Pitchfork

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THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

June 27th, 1987, Whitney Houston became the first women in US history to enter the album chart at No.1 with Whitney and she also became the first woman to top the singles chart with four consecutive releases when ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ hit No.1.

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THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1966, The Rolling Stones fourth album ‘Aftermath’ went to No.1 on the UK chart, the group’s third UK No.1 album.
THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1966, The Rolling Stones fourth album ‘Aftermath’ went to No.1 on the UK chart, the group’s third UK No.1 album.

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THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1990, Sinead O’Connor started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got.
THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1990, Sinead O’Connor started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got.

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The SPIN Interview: Shirley Manson…

Shirley Manson has taken to miming. With her shock of crimson hair pulled into a bun, she declares in a proud brogue, “This is how I used to operate in the world.” She braces against an imaginary wall and shoves, to no avail. “Now, I’m like this.” She slowly pushes the wall six inches, beaming. “Forty-five years old ain’t so bad!”

Though fortitude is a quality most would associate with Garbage’s rebellious redhead, optimism not so much. Her band is about to release their first album in seven years, and Not Your Kind of People picks up from where the alt-’90s brooders left off. Sleaze. Gloom. Glam. Noise. Songs about beloved freaks and lying lovers. Grungy, trip-hop-addled pop designed to stoke the last dance at the end of days. There is one key distinction, however: Garbage are releasing their fifth LP themselves. (Read More at SPIN…)
The SPIN Interview: Shirley Manson…

Shirley Manson has taken to miming. With her shock of crimson hair pulled into a bun, she declares in a proud brogue, “This is how I used to operate in the world.” She braces against an imaginary wall and shoves, to no avail. “Now, I’m like this.” She slowly pushes the wall six inches, beaming. “Forty-five years old ain’t so bad!”

Though fortitude is a quality most would associate with Garbage’s rebellious redhead, optimism not so much. Her band is about to release their first album in seven years, and Not Your Kind of People picks up from where the alt-’90s brooders left off. Sleaze. Gloom. Glam. Noise. Songs about beloved freaks and lying lovers. Grungy, trip-hop-addled pop designed to stoke the last dance at the end of days. There is one key distinction, however: Garbage are releasing their fifth LP themselves. (Read More at SPIN…)

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Drake Was ‘Down’ on ‘Take Care,’ Says Third Album Will Be Different…

After the “down” tone that pervaded his chart-topping sophomore album, 2011’s “Take Care,” Drake says he’s charting a different course for his next outing, which he’s already started recording.

"I think my mood will be reflected in the tempos I choose for the music," the Canadian singer and rapper told Billboard.com during a conference call to promote the upcoming U.S. amphitheatre run of his Club Paradise Tour. "A lot of ‘Take Care,’ it’s down… and I think a lot of it had to do with being back in Toronto, getting reacquainted with the life I had before (fame) and difficulties with that, and at the same time trying to express excitement, express joy… (Read More at Billboard…)

Drake Was ‘Down’ on ‘Take Care,’ Says Third Album Will Be Different…

After the “down” tone that pervaded his chart-topping sophomore album, 2011’s “Take Care,” Drake says he’s charting a different course for his next outing, which he’s already started recording.

"I think my mood will be reflected in the tempos I choose for the music," the Canadian singer and rapper told Billboard.com during a conference call to promote the upcoming U.S. amphitheatre run of his Club Paradise Tour. "A lot of ‘Take Care,’ it’s down… and I think a lot of it had to do with being back in Toronto, getting reacquainted with the life I had before (fame) and difficulties with that, and at the same time trying to express excitement, express joy… (Read More at Billboard…)

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Chris Brown Delays ‘Fortune’ Album…

Although having already released three tracks from, “Fortune,” Chris Brown is pushing back his fifth studio album from May 8 to July 3.

"Team Breezy! The official album date for FORTUNE is July 3, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!," Brown tweeted yesterday (April 22).

Earlier this month (April 10), Brown released two songs, “Sweet Love” and “Til I Die,” respectively, showcasing two sides of the artist. (Read More at Billboard…)

Chris Brown Delays ‘Fortune’ Album…

Although having already released three tracks from, “Fortune,” Chris Brown is pushing back his fifth studio album from May 8 to July 3.

"Team Breezy! The official album date for FORTUNE is July 3, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!," Brown tweeted yesterday (April 22).

Earlier this month (April 10), Brown released two songs, “Sweet Love” and “Til I Die,” respectively, showcasing two sides of the artist. (Read More at Billboard…)

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Nicki Minaj Deserves Her Own Genre On Roman Reloaded

Search for Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded in iTunes, and you’ll find that it’s tucked tight in the hip-hop/rap section, but putting Nick’s sophomore album in the confines of a single genre only tells half the story. The album was illegally leaked onto the Internet on Wednesday night, but when Barbs officially unwrap Roman’s new LP on April 3, they’ll find a culmination of her musical growth neatly sequenced in a symmetrical pop/rap package.

The first half of Roman Reloaded recalls Nicki the Ninja’s mixtape days, where she spewed nothing but venom on tracks like “I Get Crazy” and “Itty Bitty Piggy.” The album opener, “Roman Holiday,” isn’t unfamiliar, but the theatrical track which Nicki brought to life at the 2012 Grammys makes more sense in the context of the LP. (Read More HERE…)

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