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Dirty Projectors to Release Temecula Sunrise 12 inch Single in U.K.

Aug 17, 2009 Dirty Projectors

The Brooklyn-based avant-pop band Dirty Projectors have already survived a van crash, the rest of their summer tour and are continuing to support their album-of-the-year contender, Bitte Orca. The next step on the press cycle is the release of a 12-inch single, which drops in the U.K. September 28th on Domino and will feature “Temecula Sunrise” and “Cannibal Resource” from the album proper, as well as two B-sides. More

Depeche Mode and Peter Bjorn and John at the Hollywood Bowl

Aug 17, 2009 Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode played the first of its two nights at the Hollywood Bowl Sunday night, the British band’s first ever performances at the iconic venue. The months leading up to the concert were plagued with show cancellations, due to frontman Dave Gahan’s health problems, but Depeche Mode were in fine form, playing a set of crowd-pleasing favorites sprinkled with a few more recent songs, including some from this year’s Sounds of the Universe. More

Check Out Photos of Depeche Mode at The Hollywood Bowl

Aug 17, 2009 Peter Bjorn and John

Depeche Mode played a sold-out show at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA Sunday night. We sent a photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern down to capture the action. Check out the full gallery of photos from the Hollywood Bowl show here. Depeche Mode were supported by Sweden’s Peter Bjorn and John.

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Court Case Denies Warner Bros. and DC Comics Superman Rights

Aug 15, 2009

Rights to the Superman of famed Action Comics No. 1 (his first appearance) were handed over to the family of co-creator Jerry Siegel this Wednesday, leaving Warner Bros. and DC with less control over the superhero. More

Wolverine Sequel Acquires Writer Christopher McQuarrie

Aug 14, 2009

Fox has a sequel for the successful X-Men Origins: Wolverine in the works, which is set to be written by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects and Valkyrie) and to star Hugh Jackman. More

Noted Director Bryan Singer Set to Direct Battlestar Galactica Feature

Aug 14, 2009 Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer of X-Men, X2 and Superman Returns fame is confirmed to direct and produce Universal’s upcoming feature version of Battlestar Galactica. The new movie will have nothing to do with the recent critically acclaimed TV series and will be a reworking of the original ‘70s show. More

The Fiery Furnaces Work to Fire Up Pro-Healthcare Reform Concertgoers

Aug 14, 2009 The Fiery Furnaces

As fiery as the recent town halls over healthcare reform have been, it seems as though they’re about to get a little bit of a fiery boost. Experimental duo The Fiery Furnaces have decided to use their upcoming tour as a platform to galvanize support for healthcare reform. “Sure, we can disagree on the details,” the statement on the Furnaces’ site reads. “But Patriotic American Rock-n-Roll Fans must surely agree that our nation is in desperate need of health care reform.”

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Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard Collaborate Over Kerouac

Aug 14, 2009 Ben Gibbard

Son Volt’s Jay Farrar and Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard have announced the release of an upcoming collaboration known as One Fast Move Or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur. Inspired by none other than beat writer Jack Kerouac More

Sub Pop to Reissue Nirvana’s Debut Album

Aug 14, 2009 Nirvana

Nirvana’s debut album marked a sea change in the rock trajectory, even on its small initial run. To commemorate 1989’s Bleach, Sub Pop has plans to reissue this cult gem. More