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Backstreet Boys release new album and perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow 7/30

BSB-Final-Album-Cover-ArtNick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson are thrilled to release their anticipated new album In A World Like This tomorrow, July 30th via their own label K-BAHN, under exclusive license to BMG.

Continuing with their 20th Anniversary celebrations – which included a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame – BSB will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tomorrow, July 30th, and on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson the following day, July 31st.

Backstreet Boys will kick off their North American headlining Amphitheatre tour this Friday, August 2nd in Chicago, IL. Tour dates below. The group will also perform a free show open to the public at the Los Angeles Grove this Wednesday, July 31st.

Ticket sales for this summer’s Backstreet tour are “brisk to say the least! It’s one of our hottest tours this summer,” said Live Nation’s Steve Herman.

In A World Like This sees all 5 original members together again, revisiting the groundbreaking dance-pop sound that first made them international superstars. What the group created is an album bursting with big hooks, unforgettable melodies, and high-energy rhythms that both highlights the group’s classic sound and vision while also placing it squarely in the here and now.

Backstreet Boys have been giving fans a sneak peek at In A World Like This by releasing a track a day through popular sites such as Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Perez Hilton, Buzzfeed and Billboard. Check some out some of the tracks below!

“We’re beyond lucky to have such great fans who allow us to create music and travel around the world,” says Kevin. “These new songs, which all five of us had a blast making, are for them!”

Silversun Pickups – Bloody Mary

Silversun Pickups

Starting out like a slow smoldering fire yet to ignite Bloody Mary, the first single from Silversun Pickups new album Neck of the Woods, eases your ear into the overall feel and sound of their latest endeavor.  Lead singer/guitarist Brian Aubert said in a recent interview with Spin magazine that the songs on their upcoming release sound “like a horror movie” and that, on this album, he wanted to explore what built him and made him the way he is.  The track rolls along delivering its creeped out freaky lyrics until you hit the 2:31 mark when you get a heightened mix of bass and guitar with a steadier back beat that combines with haunting vocals that ignite this track and carry it through until its end.

Have a read of this snippet from the track:

You can stay here long enough
We can play with Bloody Mary
Say her name into the dark
Activate our nerve endings

If we can stay here long enough
We can play with Bloody Mary
She can chase us through the dark
Activate our nerve endings 

I’m not listening to this album alone in the dark but I will be listening!  Neck of the Woods is currently available for pre-order from silversunpickups.com and on iTunes with the album releasing on May 8th which coincides with their performance from the Jimmy Kimmel Live! outdoor stage.

Give Bloody Mary a listen or three:

Sellling over 1 million albums worldwide since 2005, you can catch Silversun Pickups on tour through 2012-2013 in support of Neck of the Woods.  Tour dates and info can be found on silversunpickups.com

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The Kooks Announce US Tour Dates with Foster The People

Following a SOLD OUT headlining US tour that just concluded last night, The Kooks are thrilled to announce their return to North America in 2012 as special guests of Foster The People. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, December 16th.

Their latest Astralwerks release, Junk of the Heart was produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, Belle & Sebastian), and recorded in The Sound Factory (Los Angeles) and Sarm Studios (London). The band’s third album sees The Kooks solidifying their position as a bona fide album band with trademark killer hooks from their undeniable first single “Junk Of The Heart (Happy)” to the electro dub of “Runaway” and the infectious new radio single “How’d You Like That.”

The band recently made three TV appearances including performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show With David Letterman as well as Jimmy Kimmel Live! The band also appeared on MTV’s 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield and performed on KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic and WNYC Soundcheck. Lead singer Luke Pritchard also has his own column in The Huffington Post.

Junk of the Heart follows The Kooks’ multi-platinum debut, Inside In/Inside Out (2006) which peaked at number two in the UK Album Charts and its platinum selling UK number one follow-up, Konk (2008). The Kooks have sold over 2 million records globally.

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Jack’s Mannequin Tour Pre-Sale Today / On Jimmy Kimmel Dec. 5th

Jack’s Mannequin have announced 2012 tour dates in support of People and Things, which was released on October 4th. The band just wrapped up a five week nationwide tour this weekend with a pair of hometown shows that included the sold-out annual Dear Jack Foundation Benefit Concert at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theater on Friday that raised money for frontman Andrew McMahon’s Dear Jack Foundation, a volunteer-run charitable organization that helps raise awareness and supports charities that help young adult cancer patients. Jack’s Mannequin will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on December 5th, and then in the new year will set off on a string of US dates that kick off in St. Louis on January 19 and run through February 11 in Washington DC. Following the US tour they will head to Australia for the Soundwave Festival before heading to Japan for a handful of dates.

Pre-sale for the starred dates will begin today at 3pm local time.

If you get their newsletter then you have their presale password so be sure to use it and grab some sweet tickets.

Public on-sales for the starred dates are Nov 18th and 19th.

Jack’s Mannequin 2012 Tour Dates
* January 19 – St Louis, MO – The Pageant
* January 20 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club
* January 21 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
* January 23 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
* January 24 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
* January 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
* January 28 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
* January 29 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
* January 31 – Toronto, Ontario – Sound Academy
* February 2 – Portland, ME – State Theater
* February 3 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
* February 6 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
* February 8 – New York City, NY – Irving Plaza
* February 9 – New York City, NY – Irving Plaza
* February 10 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
* February 11 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
February 25 – Brisbane, Australia – Soundwave Festival @ RNA Showgrounds
February 26 – Sydney, Australia – Soundwave Festival @ Olympic Park
March 2 – Melbourne, Australia – Soundwave Festival @ Showgrounds – SOLD OUT
March 3 – Adelaide, Australia – Soundwave Festival @ Bonython Park
March 5 – Perth, Australia, Soundwave Festival @ Claremont Showgrounds
March 12 – Tokyo, Japan – Quattro
March 13 – Tokyo, Japan – Quattro
March 14 – Osaka, Japan – Akasao

The iconic Glenn Campbell’s ‘Ghost On The Canvas’

Legendary musician Glen Campbell has announced a number of appearances surrounding the arrival of his remarkable new Surfdog Records release, Ghost On The Canvas. The album – which marks the iconic singer/guitarist/songwriter’s final studio recording – arrives everywhere on August 30th.

Campbell will discuss the album, as well as his recent diagnoses of early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Terry Moran, slated to air tomorrow, August 23 (6:30pm EST) on World News with Diane Sawyer. The interview will be followed by Nightline the same night (11:35pm) and the next day on Good Morning America. In addition, the multiple Grammy Award-winner will herald Ghost On The Canvas with an array of live TV performances, including NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on September 12th and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on September 27th.

Ghost On The Canvas sees Campbell capping his brilliant career with one of his most moving and energized works to date, a powerfully emotional song cycle that sees him accompanied by a truly dazzling line-up of songwriters and musicians. Among the tunesmiths contributing original songs to the collection are such modern luminaries as Paul Westerberg, Jakob Dylan, Robert Pollard, and Teddy Thompson, backed by a roster of players that includes Chris Isaak, Dick Dale, Billy Corgan, Brian Setzer, Rick Nielsen, Roger Manning, and The Dandy Warhols. The album is produced by Julian Raymond, who also co-wrote a number of new songs with Campbell.

Ghost On The Canvas has already earned early praise from Rolling Stone which calls the disc “powerful” and England’s Uncut, which awarded the album four-out-of-five stars while applauding Campbell’s “majestic storytelling” and “soaring vocal(s).” In addition, Associated Press hailed a recent Campbell concert in Biloxi, Mississippi – his first live date since announcing his illness – as no less than “a triumph,” noting that “the 75-year-old Campbell brought the crowd to its feet after acing the delicate runs in the middle of his classic ‘Wichita Lineman.'”

Campbell will celebrate the new album – as well as his extraordinary five-decade-plus career – with a valedictory concert tour, dubbed “The Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour.” Among the highlights is a hugely anticipated show at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, set for October 6th. Campbell will then travel to England, Ireland and Scotland for a major series of dates, including an October 22nd concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall. A slate of additional shows will be announced shortly.

Matt Nathanson news as his new album release approaches

What does Matt Nathanson say his new album Modern Love is all about? Well, in one aspect he says, “i was watching the people around me struggle and transition. the songs are about them. about me. the struggle to actually love and find love. and accept love when someone is actually giving it to you.”

Go behind the scenes of the recording process of MODERN LOVE with exclusive videos of the making of each song on the new album. Everything can be found on Matt Nathanson on Amazon.

Anyone want to stream the entire new album? Hmm? You can do so here.

How lucky wee the graduates at Proctor Academy when Matt Nathanson did their graduation speech!?

On June 22, 2011 the night after Modern Love is released, Matt Nathanson will be playing “Faster” and “Modern Love” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

He is also playing on show on June 24th in his home town of Boston.

Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach Party
City Hall Plaza | One City Hall Sq. Boston, MA
Set: 6:30pm (FULL BAND SHOW)

Justin Long jailbreaks his iPhone like a PC guy video

With his contract to Apple now a thing of the past, we guess Justin Long’s not the smug, overconsuming Mac archetype we’d always assumed. We’ve gotta give credit to a man who sticks it to his former employer by busting out of the walled garden as demonstrated by the Cydia icon’s appearance on Long’s iPhone during a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Celebrity Nerds: Justin Long jailbreaks his iPhone like a PC guy video — Engadget.