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Noise Of The Week : Rock'N'Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

The nominees for Rock Hall Of Fame are : The Beastie Boys, Tom Waits, LL Cool J, Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, Chic, Donovan, Dr. John, J. Geils Band, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, Donna Summer, Joe Tex and Chuck Willis. The inductees will be named in December, with a ceremony set to follow on March 14 in New York City.


Blockbuster Of The week : Mixed Race by Tricky

Released on 27 September 2010, Mixed Race is the ninth album of Tricky. Murder Weapon  was released as the first single on 30 august.

Hell is around (The Hell E.P.) released in 1995 is one of Tricky's first and biggest success so far.


Take the Buzz #10: Night & Day by Chief

Chief's debut album Modenr Rituals is making the buzz! The album was released on August 27 (U.S.) and September 20 (Europe) on Domino Records and was preceded  by the single  Night & Day.


Reissue Of The Week : Station To Station by David Bowie

Emi reisssues Station To Station in a deluxe edition. A 3-CD and 5-CD version will be available on september 27 (28 in some countries - check release date here). Set to include the original album, 16-page booklet, postcards and a copy of the previously unreleased performance at Nassau Coliseum in 1976, the 5-CD version also includes vinyl copies of the audio, plus additional extras such as a replica press kit and fanclub folder. The tracklisting for "Station to Station" 2010 edition is as follows: 

CD 1

'Station To Station'
'Golden Years'
'Word On A Wing'
'Wild Is The Wind'

CD 2 - Live Nassau Coliseum '76

'Station To Station'
'Suffragette City'
'Word On A Wing'
'Waiting For The Man'
'Queen Bitch'

CD 3 - Live Nassau Coliseum '76 Continued

'Life On Mars?'
'Five Years'
'Panic In Detroit'
'Diamond Dogs'
'Rebel Rebel'
'The Jean Genie'


Noise Of The Week : Mercury/Queen Biopic

According to Queen's Official Website, The Freddie Mercury/Queen Movie is on track: "Twice Academy Award Nominated screenwriter Peter Morgan (“The Queen,” “Frost/Nixon”), is already at work on the script of the currently untitled film, which will feature Academy Award Nominee Sacha Baron Cohen in the starring role. Baron Cohen will play the legendary front man of the iconic rock band Queen, and the currently untitled drama will focus on the years leading up to Queen’s appearance at the historic Live Aid concert, 1985, when the band famously took the event by storm. 

Production is set to begin in 2011. GK Film’s Graham King said today, “Queen is one of the greatest rock bands of all time, and a music brand all unto itself. Freddie Mercury was an awe-inspiring performer, so with Sacha in the starring role coupled with Peter’s screenplay and the support of Queen, we have the perfect combination to tell the real story behind their success.”


Album Of The Week : To All My friends,... by Atmosphere

Album : To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy
Band : Atmosphere
Origin : Minneapolis, Minesota, U.S.A.
Label : Rhymesayers Entertainment
Release date : 7 september 2010 (digital release only)
Style : Hip Hop / Indie

Reviews : hiphopdx, ted-payne, audioleak.


Blockbuster Of The week : Postcards From A Young Man by Manic Street Preachers

Released on 20 September 2010, Postcards From A youg Man is the tenth  studio album of the welsh trio. The album was preceeded by the single (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love.

A Design For Life, released in 1996, is one of the most successful song of the M.S.P.


Take the Buzz #9 : Please Speak Well Of Me by The Weepies

Be My Thrill is the fourth album of the american duo The Weepies and was released 3 weeks ago.  The single Please Speak Well Of Me is making the Buzz.


Reissue Of The Week : Complete Easybeats by The Easybeats

The Complete Easybeats is the definitive collection and a must for any fan of one of Australia's most important and well-loved groups. Packaged in a 6 disc box set with over 130 songs. The Tracklist can be found here
The Easybeats were a rock and roll band from Australia. They formed in Sydney in late 1964 and split at the end of 1969. They are regarded as the greatest Australian pop band of the 1960s and were the first Australian rock and roll act to score an international pop hit with their 1966 single "Friday on My Mind" (Wikipedia).


Noise Of The Week : Iron Maiden Singer Becomes Marketing Director

According to MusicNews: "Iron Maiden front man Bruce 'Air Raid Siren' Dickinson has been named the head of marketing at Astraeus Airlines.

Dickinson has been a long time pilot for the airline, taking up the position whenever Iron Maiden aren't on the road, having clocked up 7,000 hours behind the wheel, or er, joystick. His new position doesn't mean he will cease to fly, saying his new position is more that of an ambassador.

'This isn't about appointing ad agencies or anything like that,' he said in a statement. '[My job is to] bring the Astraeus message and business proposition directly to what is a relatively tight and targeted audience of people and decision-makers in aviation.'

For the band's 2008/09 'Somewhere Back In Time' world tour, Dickinson piloted an Astraeus Airlines jet covered in Iron Maiden decals and the band's mascot Eddie emblazoned on the tail."  See Bruce Dickinson flying and singing:


Album Of The Week : Grinderman 2 by Grinderman - Nick Cave howeld at the moon

Grinderman is a side project of Nick Cave and some of "his" bad seeds. The second album of Grinderman is simply called Grinderman 2, like any horror or vampire movie sequel. But Grinderman 2 is not soporific and insipid like the Twilight sequel, it's dark, profound and heavy, or in other words, terrific!

Album: Grinderman 2
Band: Grinderman
Label: Mute
Release date: 13 september 2010 (UK)

More information on Grinderman's website.
Reviews : FireNote, Aversion, SnobsMusic.


Blockbuster Of The week : Senior by Royksopp

The norwegian duo Royksopp relased on 13 september 2010 his fourth album Senior. Watch the video of their new single The Drug :

Royksopp became famous with their first album Melody A.M. The single Eple released in 2001 and re-released in 2003 eventually reached #16 on the UK Single Charts.


Take The Buzz #8 : Gold Panda - Full Album Streaming

The London producer Gold Panda has released his first-ever full-length, Lucky Shiner, digitally yesterday. The song "Same Dream China" is already making the buzz. You can stream the full album over at the official site or right here:


Reissue Of The Week : Cowboys from Hell by Pantera

To celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Cowboys From Hell, Rhino is releasing a 2-CD edition of Pantera's fifth studio album. The first CD is a remastered version of the original and the second includes rare and unrelased live performances from the Cowboys From Hell Tour. For the uttimate Pantera's fan, there exists a Deluxe 3-CD set, a Itunes LP, a Bravado Box set and the Ultimate Box set. More information on Pantera's official website.  Several reviews of the album can be found here.


The Noise Of the Week : Tron & Daft Punk

One of the holiday season's most anticipated albums, Daft Punk's Tron Legacy soundtrack, is still a few months away. (The movie is out December 17, and the soundtrack is expected around then.) But, now we have an official Tron Legacy soundtrack web space to bookmark and watch closely. People still bookmark web pages, right?

At the moment, it just shows a logo, plays an ominous bit of score, and offers a mailing list, but hopefully the site's existence will stop people from posting all those bullshit Daft Punk songs.

J'G blog stole this week's NOISE/NEWS from pitchfork.


Album of the week : Nothing Else by Lorn

Album of the week: Nothing Else
Artist : Lorn
Release Date: 9 june 2010 (I know it's been a while but its release was very discreet and it's too good to miss it)
Label: Brainfeeder
Style: Electro

More info on its myspace.
Reviews : BBC ; Dusted thelineofbestfit


Blockbuster Of The Week: Interpol

The section "blockbuster" informs you about the "BIG" release. Big by its commercial impact not necessary for his musical qualities. Be your own judge!

Yesterday Interpol released his fourth album called Interpol.


Take the buzz # 7 : The Best Of Times by Sage Francis

The Best Of Times is the first single of the upcoming album l(i)fe. Sage Francis is making the buzz with this smooth hip-hop song.


Reissue Of The Week : Bitches Brew by Miles Davis

The new section "Reissue of the week" opens with a standard of Miles Davis. To honor the 40th anniversary of Bitches Brew Sony Legacy reissued the album with different packaging. From the "basic" Legacy Edition up to the Super Deluxe 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition.
Read a very intersting critic on blogcritics and more facts here.

Irish Undaground is dead

Sad news today: Irish Undaground Radio is dead! We had no choice but to choose a new radio of the month. The lucky winner is BMC Radio. Discover all afro-american musics; rare funk or disco gems, old school rap, DC Go-Go releases, soul from the vaults. BMC is high speed music, but also smooth & jazzy. Your "funklopedik" radio is Yours!


Album of the Week: Kill Devil Hills

Album of the week: Kill Devil Hills
Band: Dj Muggs & ILL Bill

Release Date: 31 august 2010
Label: Uncle Howie Records, Fat Beat
Style: Hip-Hop

More info on their website.
Reviews : 411maniahiphopsite ; aboveground


1st of the month = New Radio on J'G Blog & Radio

The radio of the month is Irish Undaground: The Irish Undaground bringing you nothing but the best Irish Hip Hop from beginning to end! Full of surprise and good beats!