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Monthly Archives: July 2010

JW Jones Preps Midnight Memphis Sun

Ruf Records announces an August 10 U.S. release date for the label debut from blues guitarist/singer JW-Jones, <em>Midnight Memphis Sun</em>. Recorded primarily at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, <em>Midnight Memphis Sun</em&g...

Nick Lowe Announces Tour

Iconic British songwriter Nick Lowe will bring a full band this side of the Atlantic for a national tour for the first time this millennium. Droves of U.S. fans have watched enraptured, as Nick has perfected his now legendary solo performances over ...

Riot Fest 2010 Announces Lineup

Riot Fest announces the largest punk festival yet, set for October 6-10, 2010 in Chicago. Bad Religion, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Circle Jerks, Articles of Faith, Snapcase, Less Than Jake, The Lawrence Arms, Bouncing Souls, High On Fire, Corrosion o...

Tony Joe White Gets Raw

One of the most distinctive and respected songwriters of the Deep South, Tony Joe White, gets raw and real on his new record, <em>The Shine</em>, set for September 28 release on his own Swamp Records. <em>The Shine</em> is a str...

Steve Earle Garners Emmy Nomination

Steve Earle has received an Emmy Award Nomination for his song, "This City" in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Category. The new song closed the season finale of HBO's series "Treme." Produced by T Bone Burnett and featu...

Alejandro Escovedo Scores Highest Chart Debut

Alejandro Escovedo's 10th album, <em>Street Songs Of Love</em>, was released last week and made the highest chart debut of the Texas troubadour's career at #93 on <em>Billboard</em>'s Top 200 Album chart. It debuted at #1 on th...

Slash, Myles Kennedy at Sunset Strip Music Fest

The third annual SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL (SSMF), set for Aug. 26-28, 2010, has announced 2010 honoree Slash will perform with FERGIE and MYLES KENNEDY--two of the vocalists on Slash's self-titled album, which topped the charts as the #1 rock album ...

Grascals Shoot "Last Train To Clarksville" Video

The Grascals kept their cool as a 100-plus degree heat wave hovered over the mid-state during an all-day video shoot for their current country and bluegrass radio single, "Last Train To Clarksville." Directed by Marcel Chagnon (Clay Walker's ...

Hendrix, Fullerton, to Enter Fender HoF

Fender Musical Instruments Corp. (FMIC) is proud to announce that it will honor rock legend Jimi Hendrix and founding employee George Fullerton at its fourth annual Fender Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony August 13 at the Tempe Center of the Arts in Tem...

Larry Thomas Appointed CEO of Fender

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the appointment of Larry Thomas to Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of long-time Chairman and CEO Bill Mendello. The announcement is part of a corporate succession plan that...
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