Google’s New Music Service

According to TechCrunch, Google will soon launch a new music service most likely to be named Google Audio. More details are here. I think if anyone can compete with iTunes then it is Google.

Free Jeremy Larson Song

Download a free Jeremy Larson song “All But One Saint” here.

Free MP3 from The Bravery

Grab a new mp3 from The Bravery named “The Spectator” here. Stir the Blood comes out December 1st.

Steven Tyler may leave Aerosmith

Steven Tyler Aerosmith
Steven Tyler Aerosmith

Fox News is reporting that Steven Tyler might leave Aerosmith in an effort to pursue a solo career. The band’s 40th anniversary is less than a year away. They are already discussing replacing Tyler or taking an extra long hiatus.

It seems like a modern day divorce, 40 years and it’s time for a new road. Hopefully the solo career will go well but why mess up sometime great?

Do you want your music in Rock Band?

The Rock Band Network is a revolutionary system which will allow bands, studios and record labels to create and sell playable game content from their master recordings using the same professional tools used by the game’s developers.

You will be able to upload and submit your tracks for review by the Rock Band Creators community. These experienced “rhythm game” players will critique your music and approved tracks will become available in the Rock Band Store and on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. You’ll get a cut of every purchase.

Go here for more info.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: New Tour Dates Announced

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS has spent the last few months working on a new studio album with producer Don Was. According to singer Scott Weiland, the CD should be ready for release sometime in early 2010.

The upcoming release of PILOTS’ sixth studio album and first since 2001’s “Shangri-La-Dee-Da” has been complicated by a contractual dispute between Weiland, drummer Eric Kretz and STP’s label, Atlantic Records.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS were reactivated in 2008 after a six-year layoff, during which time Weiland recorded two albums with VELVET REVOLVER before being dismissed in April 2008.

Weiland issued a second solo effort, called “Happy In Galoshes”, last November and has been touring on his own behind that release.

They will be playing in our area Dec. 29 at the Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, MS.

Free Afternoon Records Sampler

Sign up here to download a free autumn sampler from Afternoon Records.

Track Listing
1) Now, Now Every Children – “In My Chest” (Acoustic) *Exclusive
2) We Shot The Moon – “Red Night”
3) Sissy Wish – “Dwts”
4) We All Have Hooks For Hands – “Made Up Of Tiny Lights”
5) Target Market – “Slow Fade”
6) Tarlton – “Bol”
7) The Coast – “Floodlights”
8) Mouthful of Bees – “Thomas Aquinas”
9) One for the Team – “Questions and Panthers”
10) Phoenix – “1901” (One for the Team Remix)

The Absence and Ultimate-Guitar.com are holding a shred off competition

The Absence and Ultimate-Guitar.com announce their guest guitar shred-off contest. The Absence is gearing up to record their third full-length. The band is known for their catchy guitar melodies and soaring solos, as well as involving their fans in their music as much as possible. They’re taking things a step further this time around and want to know: do you think you have what it takes to play a guitar solo on The Absence’s new album? They’re giving one lucky guitar shredder an opportunity to play a solo on a new track. presented by Ultimate-Guitar.com, got to www. ultimate-guitar.com/contests/absence_contest.htm to check out all of the details.

Music Saves Lives is offering bands a chance at reaching thousands of fans

In order to succeed as a band, promotion is essential. Music Saves Lives is offering bands a chance at reaching thousands of fans nationwide, saving lives along the way.

“Bands Save Lives” is a unique fundraising effort of MSL that gives bands the ability to do just this. Running from June 1st through November 15th, 2009, “Bands Save Lives” asks you, the musicians, to employ your talent and lead supporters in saving lives. We ask that each band contribute a minimum of $2,000, and in return, we offer you promotional benefits which include the following:

-Top contributing artist will receive: $250 shopping spree from Ernie Ball, 20 cases of Monster Energy Drink, a dedicated email with band info to industry professionals among other things.
-One song from 12 qualifying bands will be placed on a download card compilation. Up to 3 National Artist’s songs will be added and 10,000 download cards will be distributed on a national 2010 spring tour.
-A full page add will be placed in a national magazine in the spring of 2010 promoting the entire program series with the bands name, image and contact info.
-Information promoting bands will be displayed on the MSL Twitter, Kyte TV, Myspace and Facebook accounts.

Don’t miss this opportunity to reach thousands of new fans across the nation and save lives. “Bands Save Lives” can propel your music careers into the hands of fans across the nation. Will your band help with our life saving efforts? If you want access to this invaluable cause, contact us right away. Get your band’s name out there now, save lives, this is your chance!

If interested or if you need more details, email Jamesj@musicsaveslives.com