Taddy Porter “Big Enough” is the second single from Taddy Porter’s debut album and the follow up to “Shake Me,” which was heard on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” and “SportsCenter LA” and ABC’s “Cougar Town. Other songs from Taddy Porter’s debut;”Mean Bitch” and “King Louie” were played on this past season premiere of HBO’s “Entourage,” and “Railroad Queen” and “King Louie” are heard in the John Cena film “Legendary.” And New York Mets fans might recognize “Shake Me” as pitcher Mike Pelfrey’s warm-up and at-bat music. Taddy Porter is Doug Jones (drums), Joe Selby (guitar), Kevin Jones (bass) and Andy Brewer (vocals). Andy played college baseball and was drafted by the Dodgers. His Grandfather Jim Brewer pitched in the major leagues from 1960 to 1976. Here is an ESPN blog and interview with Andy talking about baseball, his Grandad and the band: espn.com Hailing from Oklahoma City, OK., Taddy Porter is some down-home blues based rock with attitude!

Shinedown released two songs from movie soundtracks in 2010. The first was “Her Name is Alice” for the movie Alice in Wonderland and released on the respective soundtrack named Almost Alice. Shinedown also contributed this track to the Sylvester Stallone movie The Expendables, released in August 2010. The song is titled “Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)” and was in the trailer for the movie. Shinedown’s “Live From Washington State” concert is airing all through the holidays on Palladia HD. Look for it on December 21st, 22nd, 24th, 28th and 30th, as well as January 3rd and 5th.

30 Seconds To Mars “Closer To The Edge”: The three-member band (lead singer and guitarist Jared Leto, drummer Shannon Leto and guitarist Tomo Milicevic) spent 18 months creating their third album, “This Is War”. It has gone gold in six countries since its December 2009 release. Previous singles “Kings & Queens” and “This Is War” reached No. 1 on the alternative album airplay charts earlier this year, and the band’s third single “Closer To The Edge” is in now the top 10. 30 Seconds To Mars will celebrate with thousands of college football fans at College Football’s Biggest Party, before the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game on ESPN, ESPN3.com and ESPN Radio Monday, Jan. 10 at 8:30pm ET. ESPNU will televise the band’s live performance of “Closer To The Edge” from the event. Great energy and passion, and a great video:

Social Distortion are back with “Machine Gun Blues” from their new album “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes” out January 18th. It’s their first release of new material since “Sex, Love and Rock N’ Roll” back in 2004. It’s good to have the distinctive sound of Social D back! Look for them on tour starting January 12 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA.
Social Distortion “Machine Gun Blues”: