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Universal Music Parent Vivendi Reports Earnings Boost

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Vivendi, owner of Universal Music Group, posted a 16 percent rise in earnings for the first quarter of the fiscal year. Chief Financial Officer Philippe Capron said that they "can see some impact of the recession on our activities, but most are protected by subscriptions." Primarily the millions of subscribers to World Of Warcraft, the online...

Justice Remixes Lenny Kravitz, Free Download

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After Justice was hired to remix U2's Get On Your Boots, Lenny Kravitz has done exactly the same thing with the track Let Love Rule from his upcoming album of the same name. The French duo is quickly becoming the go-to remixers for popular bands. Besides U2, they have, in the past, given the Justice treatment to other songs from pop...

Concert Tickets: Isis, U2, Incubus and more.

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While a little bit low on indie rock tickets this weekend, if your interested in avant-guard metal or stadium rock then this on sale list is for you. Pull up a chair and check it out. Complex, avant-guard metalers Isis have announced a US tour in support of the release of their upcoming release "Wavering Radiant". Supporting the band on their tour is the always awesome post-metal...

Justice Remixes U2’s Get On Your Boots

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U2 has requested the services of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, a.k.a. Justice, to remix the lead single, "Get On Your Boots", off their recent album No Line on the Horizon. Justice has already remixed the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and MGMT, and now U2 is getting the † treatment. Justice makes good use of...

Concert Tickets: Art Brut, Bumbershoot, All Points West, U2 and more.

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Yes, yes, now you can purchase tickets to the following concerts this weekend. Enjoy. Once again attempting to reach the "Top of the Pop's", comedic (yet heartfelt) British rock specialists Art Brut are back with a brand new record entitled "Art Brut Vs. Satan" (out May 12th) and a string of  multiple night residencies in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The bands 20 day US...

YouTube and Universal Set to Strike Video Deal

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Universal Music Group and YouTube/Google are a few weeks away from an agreement over the label's video rights. YouTube will be responsible for creating a new site, Vevo.com, which would distribute Universal's video content, and step up advertising revenue with new strategies. Sony renewed their contract in February, and now...

U2 Have NYC Street Renamed In Their Honor

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As usual, the arrival of a new U2 album is being treated as something akin to the return of Jesus, and unfortunately, U2 lovefest 2009 shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  If anything, it is gaining momentum.  First there was that over-enthusiastic 5 star Rolling Stone review of their new album, No Line On the Horizon.  Shortly thereafter, it was announced...

U2 Performs Secret Show On BBC Rooftop

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Your album got leaked? Perform on a rooftop! That's what U2 did. The long awaited album, No Line on the Horizon, finally (and officially) drops March 3rd and they celebrated in anticipation this past Friday. The rooftop performance gathered around thousands of fans and obviously shut down traffic during the performance. Check out some of the performances below!

A Few Internet Must Sees for Music Fans

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Some of us have lives (AKA commuting, working nine-to-five, commuting some more, etc...) and some of us spend most of our time (to our paychecks' dismay) surfing the web for all the free and entertaining music tidbits we can get our hands on. For those of you in the latter category who haven't yet scored your fix for today, here are some starting points: Are you one of those music fans who...

Letterman Gets His Pretension On

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David Letterman's show will feature its first ever artist residency during the week of March 2. U2 will be on the show for all five nights that week, which just happens to coincide with the release of their newest album, No Line on the Horizon on March 3. What a wonderful occasion for everyone who wants to hear Bono talk even more than he normally does. At least there's a chance with...

Grammys Round-Up: Performance Highlights

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Last night, The Grammys did what they do best: Cram 24 performances into one night between all the awards. Award highlights go out to Coldplay for best rock album (no surprise there), Robert Plant and Alison Krauss for record of the year, and Lil Wayne taking the grammy for best rap album. The performances ranged from painful (Kid Rock) to ridiculous (Katy Perry). Yet,...

New Music Video: U2's Get On Your Boots

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U2 is back with a video for their single, "Get On Your Boots." We're pretty sure that the band's hardcore fans are excited for pretty much everything that has to do with New Line on the Horizon, but what about this video? Not only does it have similar elements to the Killers' new video, "Spaceman" (the space and the skull theme) but there is a ton going on. Videos may...

New tracks from Julie Doiron and U2

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We've got new music for you today from Julie Doiron and a new track from U2's latest album: Julie Doiron has released an MP3 for her new album "I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day"  a follow-up to her debut album from 2007, Woke Myself Up. You can check out the track "Consolation Prize here. U2 has revealed an MP3 of the song "Get On Your Boots" off their new album "No Line on the...

U2 Reveals Cover and Track Listing

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U2 fans have been waiting more than four years for the new album, New Line on the Horizon. After delaying the album release dates one too many times, the Irish rock arena band is finally getting closer to the date when it all really happens. The follow-up album to 2004's How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb drops March 3rd, 2009. Above is the artwork for the new...

Bono Writes Column For New York Times

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As if he weren't trying hard enough to save the world through his band, his charities, and organizations, U2's Bono has now been granted a position as a contributing writer for the New York Times. Although it will not be a weekly column, Bono will continue to occasionally write for the publication. Read his first article here along with a podcast.

New U2 Album Priced At $96!

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U2 will be offering a whopping FIVE different version of their newest album No Line On the Horizon, with the deluxe box set of the album priced at a mindboggling $96. The album will be offered in a traditional CD and vinyl option as well as a digi-pack with a 36-page booklet. The medium priced set includes a 60-page soft cover book, while the $96...

NEWS: Bono Launches RED (WIRE)

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In celebration of World AIDS Day Bono launched the website RED (WIRE) yesterday. The online music magazine will feature exclusive tracks from musical artists that users can access for a $5 membership fee. Each week’s issue of (RED)WIRE has an exclusive track from a major artist, a song by an artist they want you to hear, updates from Africa, and an extra...

INTERVIEW: Stacy* Clark is all about Apples & Oranges

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I caught Stacy* Clark’s set at The Knitting Factory last week and was so blown away by her performance that I demanded an interview. Clark, a guitar playing singer songwriter, and her band performed a powerful set of guitar-heavy songs and heartfelt melodies from her album, Apples & Oranges. Clark is the Winner of the 2007 Orange County Music Awards for ‘Best Female...

Economic Problems Slow U2's Plans for World Domination

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Construction on the U2 tower, in Dublin, has been put on hold with the current economic difficulties.  Ireland is suffering mightily in the current financial climate, so the Dublin Docklands Development Authority has suspended construction on what was to be the tallest building in Dublin, at nearly 400 feet.  At the top of the tower was to be an egg-shaped recording studio for its namesake,...

Bono Gets a Job With The New York Times

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Philanthropist, activist and occasional U2 frontman Bono has been asked by the New York Times to write some opinion columns in 2009. Radar is reporting that Bono will write the op-ed pieces for free and topics will include "Africa, poverty, and, importantly, the music of Frank Sinatra." The Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal, while speaking to journalism students at Columbia...