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by Unknown // Wednesday, May 31, 2006 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

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After spending two years writing and recording his latest album, "Dusk and Summer," Chris Carrabba, lead singer and brainchild of emo-rock outfit Dashboard Confessional, is once again ready to bare his soul to the world.

The album, out June 27, paired Carrabba with Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park) and Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Paul Oakenfold), who split production duties. It also features "So Long, So Long," a collaboration with Counting Crows singer Adam Duritz.

by Unknown // Wednesday, May 31, 2006 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

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Jack White has become one of the most famous faces on Detroit's music map, but the rocker said he had to quit his hometown because it turned against him.

White, who now lives in Nashville, Tenn., with his wife, model Karen Elson, and their baby daughter, Scarlett, told The Associated Press in a recent interview that he needed to leave Detroit because "I couldn't take the negativity anymore."

"It was so supernegative," said White, 30, leader of White Stripes and a member of the rock quartet The Raconteurs. See more of White Stripes here!

by Unknown // Tuesday, May 30, 2006 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

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Courtney Love is releasing her autobiography this fall. The 288-page Dirty Blonde: The Diaries Of Courtney Love was written as an "impromptu memoir" according to MTV.com, which got a sneak peek at four pages of the book. Far from a traditional biography, Dirty Blonde is a mix of letters, poems, journal entries, song lyrics, fliers from concerts, zines and pictures.

Included is a 1976 rejection letter from The New Mickey Mouse Club, which Love applied to under the name "Coco Rodriguez," and a school report from 1979 stating that Love "refused to be reasonable" and "became louder and more insistent."

by Maren // Tuesday, May 30, 2006 // News // 0 Comments

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Social networks are on the uprise! Fans are no longer going to their local music store or MTV to find their music. There going to places like Myspace.com and Tagworld.com. Major labels are now tapping into this crazy social scene to find new talent. Last month Interscope records held a contest on Myspace. The winner got to preform at the Vanguard in LA, and there single would be featured in new "Scarface" video game.

The Chicago based group, Kazy, won the contest and since has been featured in Billboard magazine and offered large venue shows. Kazy has not converted their success into a label deal yet. Kazy says he'll evaluate the impact of his contest prize once the "Scarface" game hits stores in the third quarter of this year. Not a bad gig for a new band that ten years ago would of had to create a buzz the old fashion way.

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