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by Unknown // Monday, December 29, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments



Coldplay didn't let their fans have a Christmas without a gift from the band! The band allowed fans to login to the Coldplay website and download  the Thin White Duke remix of their Satrabi-esque hit "Viva La Vida." The guys also posted a breif video of the the live rendention of "Jingle Bells' from a recent concert.

by Unknown // Monday, December 29, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Kurt Cobain

The Pulse of Radio reports that a smashed guitar that once belonged to late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was sold for $100,000, according to the Associated Press. The sale was confirmed by Jacob McMurray, curator at the Experience Music Project, who said that the axe was displayed at the Seattle exhibit for a period of time. The private buyer of the Fender Mustang was not named, while the seller was identified as a punk rock musician named Sluggo from New York bands HULLABALOO and the GRANNIES.

McMurray said, "It's a really cool-looking guitar because it's smashed and held together with duct tape and Kurt Cobain wrote on it."

Sluggo obtained the guitar after a NIRVANA gig in New Jersey, before the band became successful. Cobain smashed the guitar during the show and needed one for the next gig. He happened to be staying at the apartment of Sluggo, who offered one of his guitars in exchange for the smashed one, also asking Cobain to sign it.

The price is the second highest for a piece of NIRVANA memorabilia. Cobain's Mosrite Gospel Mark IV guitar sold at a 2006 auction for $131,000.

[via Blabbermouth]


by Unknown // Monday, December 22, 2008 // Upfront, News // 0 Comments



La Coka Nostra



La Coka Nostra have officially signed with Suburban Noize Records for the release of their upcoming debut "A Brand You Can Trust", which will be released through the label in early 2009. The group will embark on the Bring Tha Noize Tour alongside Kottonmouth Kings, Blaze Ya' Dead Homie, Big B, Potluck and Short Dawg beginning in late February through early April.

"It's official! La Coka Nostra has joined forces with Suburban Noize to bring you our debut album, 'A Brand You Can Trust'. We are very excited to be working with Kevin Zinger and the entire Sub Noize family and look forward to finally unleashing the LCN war machine upon the current candy-coated, watered-down and auto tuned-out musical landscape that popular rap music has become," says La Coka Nostra's ILL BILL aka the Cult Leader. "This record is a no holds barred burst of hardcore hip hop to the fullest, representing everything we love about this art form but feel is missing from the game right now. To show you we're not alone in our thinking we're bringing Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Bun B, Psycho Realm, Immortal Technique & the Alchemist along for the ride. We know a lot of ya'll feel the same way we do, so we're using our voice to speak for those that may not have this opportunity. That's why La Coka Nostra is 'A Brand You Can Trust'. Album in stores first quarter 2009!"

Maybe once in a musical era's lifetime does a revolutionary collision occur at the four-way intersection of underground, old school, new, and mainstream. Such an anomaly has finally materialized within a hip-hop world that has – for all intent and purpose – otherwise been tapped out. Founded on a new breed of rappers, but further injecting the mix with iconic veterans of the game the result is LA COKA NOSTRA.

Composed of members Ill Bill, Slaine, Everlast, DannyBoy, Dj Lethal and Big Left, La Coka Nostra is a breath of fresh air in these days of contrived airbrushed rap music.


Feb 25 Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater
Feb 26
Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
Feb 27
Portland, OR @ Roseland
Feb 28
Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Mar 01
Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Mar 03
Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Mar 04
Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
Mar 05
Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Hall
Mar 06
Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Mar 07
St. Paul, MN @ Myth
Mar 08
Fargo, ND @ Playmakers
Mar 09
Sioux Falls, SD @ Ramkota Exhibit Hall
Mar 11 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Mar 12
Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
Mar 13
Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargos
Mar 14
Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Mar 15
Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Mar 17
Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
Mar 18 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Mar 19 Cheswick, PA @ Gravity Nightclub
Mar 20 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Mar 21
Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head
Mar 22
Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
Mar 23
New York, NY @ BB Kings
Mar 26
Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar 27
Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jann Landing
Mar 28
Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerad
Mar 29
Sauget, IL @ Pops
Mar 31
Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
Apr 01
Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
Apr 02
Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
Apr 03
Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
Apr 04
Magna, UT
@ The Great Salt Air


by Unknown // Monday, December 22, 2008 // Upfront, News // 0 Comments

Steven Adler 



Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler is going to spend more time in rehab.

A court commissioner in Los Angeles agreed Friday to place Adler in a state-sanctioned drug rehabilitation program and keep Adler out of prison.

Adler's court appearance came a day after TV audiences watched him graduate from a drug-treatment program that is the focus of VH1's show "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew."

Adler missed a court appearance last week, but told the court on Friday that he had been in another rehab program that he completed just earlier in the day.

Los Angeles police arrested the rocker in July. He was charged with felony drug possession and a misdemeanor count of being under the influence of drugs. Adler will remain on probation while he tries to complete the state program.