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Trent Reznor named Chief Creative Officer of Daisy, a new music streaming service

by on Jan.11, 2013, under ROCK NEWS

Trent Reznor named Chief Creative Officer of Daisy, a new music streaming service

Beside working on new Nine Inch Nails music and getting ready to release an album by his side project How To Destroy Angels, Trent Reznor will be the Chief Creative Officer for a new music streaming service that is expected to launch in the second half of 2013 called Daisy.

Record label, producer and music mogul Jimmy Iovine confirmed at a Beats by Dre event that Reznor is contributing to Daisy and that the service will feature music brought to listener’s ears by Beats Electronic, which Iovine co-founded.

Iovine said that Reznor would play a large role in the look and feel of Daisy and will focus his energies toward "the connection between the artist and the consumer. What’s missing from the digital music landscape is the cultural context. We need to bring an emotional connection back to the act of music discovery. With Trent and now [Daisy CEO Ian Rogers] we have the right team in place to do it."

Reznor's other band How to Destroy Angels will release their first full-length album, 'Welcome Oblivion,' on March 5th.

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Steven Van Zant to mentor final five on American Idol tonight

by on May.02, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS

Steven Van Zant to mentor final five on American Idol tonight

Steven Van Zant is taking a break from his E Street band duties on the current Bruce Springsteen tour to mentor the remaining final five contestants on tonight's American Idol. The contestants will be performing songs by British artists tonight.

Little Steven took to Twitter yesterday (May 1) to comment about his Idol appearance. "[I] took it very seriously," he wrote. "We worked them very hard. 5 terrific kids. All winners."

Van Zandt joins music production and label legend Jimmy Iovine in mentoring. Iovine and Van zant share an illustrious past with Iovine having served as engineer on such classic Bruce Springsteen albums as Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River. American Idol airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

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Van Halen release first new photo with Interscope Records staff

by on Nov.17, 2011, under PHOTOS, ROCK NEWS

Van Halen release first new photo with Interscope Records staff

A new photo with the reunited Van Halen and the big dogs of Interscope Records has been released, putting to rest the pessimism many of us have felt while waiting for a new album, tour and everything else surrounding this latest incarnation of the band. Van Halen have signed a new deal with Interscope, taking them away from Warner Brothers Records for the first time in their career.

This could be looked at as the first official confirmation from the band, other than David Lee Roth‘s vague ‘Get Ready‘ website post back in July. The band was to play the Soundwave Revolution Festival in Australia in September, but that was cancelled in August because the promoter was unable to secure a second headliner.

The lineup pictured below: (left to right) Alex Van Halen; Wolfgang Van Halen; Eddie Van Halen; Jimmy Iovine, Chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records; Irving Azoff, Executive Chairman of Live Nation Entertainment and Chairman and CEO of the Front Line Management Group; Steve Berman, Vice Chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records; David Lee Roth; and Jim Urie, President and CEO, Universal Music Group Distribution.

It has been reported that Van Halen will make a grand appearance disclosing new album and tour details at the Grammy nominations show on CBS, airing on November 30th, but that has been neither confirmed nor denied. Let's hope that happens and they even release a new track concurrently. The upcoming album will be band’s first since 1998′s ‘III’ and the first with original lead singer Roth since 1984′s ’1984.’

photo: Robert Yager

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Contestant James Durbin with Zakk Wylde rock American Idol with “Heavy Metal” (video)

by on Apr.14, 2011, under ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Contestant James Durbin with Zakk Wylde rock American Idol with “Heavy Metal” (video)

The night was dedicated to music in the movies this week on American Idol 10, so James Durbin, the 22-year-old rocker from Santa Cruz, California, chose Sammy Hagar's classic "Heavy Metal". It came from the classic animated movie of the same name and Black Label Society/ex-Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde joined Durbin for the performance and ripped it up. Check out the performance below.

"Give metal a chance!" Durbin said to the camera in the preview package that aired before his performance. Wylde said afterward that Durbin "sang his ass off."

"That felt really, really real!" judge Jennifer Lopez exclaimed. "I really loved that. I don't know what these are sounding like at home but here they are killing it dead," she said. "Who would have ever thought that on 'Idol' we would have heavy metal?"

Fellow judges Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler were equally impressed. "My God, you guys were just at a James Durbin concert, at a Zakk Wylde concert," Jackson told the audience. "I'm happy you stuck to your guns," he told Durbin of going against mentor Jimmy Iovine's recommendation. "We always tell contestants to 'do you' and tonight you did you. ... I can see you onstage with Ozzy at the next Ozzfest! Durbin rocks!"


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