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U2: No line on new album

U2: No line on new album
Despite the release of new track, “Invisible,” during the Super Bowl, it looks like U2 won’t have an album out in 2014, after all. At least that’s the word from Billboard, which reveals that the band is going back into the studio with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth, best known for his work with Adele. The band heavily campaigned for its Oscar-nominated song, “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela- Long Walk to Freedom,” and had previously noted that writing the song took them out of their studio groove for the album, their first since 2009’s “No Line On the Horizon.” (Trivia note: There were five years between “Line” and U2’s 2004 album “How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb,” the band’s longest stretch. However, if Billboard is right and we don’t see a new U2 until 2015, this will be the longest amount of time between sets for the
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Juanes Notices Something In Concerts That 'Has Never Happened Before'

Juanes Notices Something In Concerts That 'Has Never Happened Before'
New York -- Juanes may have gone unplugged -- but his current "Loud & Unplugged" tour is being praised as electrifying.

Over the weekend, the Colombian rock star took his Grammy-winning Live album, "Juanes: MTV Unplugged," to New York City’s historic Radio City Music Hall. During a media event before the concert, the singer spoke with HuffPost and other outlets about the pleasant surprises of this U.S. tour and his plans for after his final performance in Tampa, Fla. on June 30.

“The tour has been great, we’ve been to 20 cities, and personally I feel like I’m in the best moment of my life on stage,” Juanes told HuffPost after finishing his soundcheck and a "Meet and Greet" with dozens of fans. “Singing and playing guitar and just being on stage is something I treasure very much, a lot more than before.”

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Brandon Flowers Took Voice Lessons Before Recording New Killers Album

Brandon Flowers Took Voice Lessons Before Recording New Killers Album
New York -- He's obviously a professional singer, but The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers still thought it was a good idea to take voice lessons before hitting the studio to record the band's new album.

"It seemed like the right thing to do," he said in a recent interview. "I wanted to be better, get better and it's just helped me. ... (My voice teacher) knows what my ambitions are and he knows there's a certain style and something I've already got going on. We're just trying to fine-tune a few things."

The 31-year-old added that he's "not trying to be an opera singer or anything."

Dressed in a leather motorcycle jacket, with close-cropped hair, the rock singer embodies the stage presence of an old-time crooner along the lines of Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett. And while Flowers lists both icons as major influences, glam rocker David Bowie sits at the top of the heap.
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Dave Matthews Band heads for its sixth No. 1 on the Billboard 200

Dave Matthews Band heads for its sixth No. 1 on the Billboard 200
Dave Matthews Band will score its sixth No. 1 album next week as “Away From The World” is a sure bet to come in at the top of the Billboard 200. The set, produced by Steve Lillywhite, is on track to sell up to 275,000 copies, according to Hits Daily Double. DMBis far from the only act making a Top 10 debut: As the fall rush begins, the top 5 spots will be occupied by new releases. Country co-ed quartet, Little Big Town, who scored its first No. 1 single with “Pontoon,” will top the country album chart and come in...
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Dave Matthews talks getting old and reuniting with Lillywhite on 'Away From the World'

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Dave Matthews talks getting old and reuniting with Lillywhite on 'Away From the World'
Los Angeles (AP) — Dave Matthews needed a break. His famously hardworking band took last year off and Matthews says he's planning to scale back future summer tours to spend more time with his wife and three children. Still, Matthews didn't want to give himself too much free time. The band reunited early this year with "Crash" and "Before These Crowded Streets" producer Steve Lillywhite, and originally planning to record studio versions of older tunes from live performances. Matthews decided instead to pen and record all new songs, with lyrics about love, lust, aging and activism laid over his three bandmates'...
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Album Review: Dave Matthews Band, 'Away From the World'

Album Review: Dave Matthews Band, 'Away From the World'
Dave Matthews Band’s latest “Away from the World” shouldn’t be judged alone by its single “Mercy,” a rock lite Good-Feeling Word Salad that clings hard to the teeth. It means well, a sentiment that could describe just a couple of songs off of this Steve Lillywhite-produced set, but bombs compared to one of its “Worldly” companions like “Gaucho,” another and more refined expression of the disappointment and dealings with the “World’s” inequity. It’s all about taming those flourishes, and it’s Lillywhite whose gift is to parse the excessive elements of an instrumentally gifted band. After more than 20 years, they ought...
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The Killers Concert Webcast From Werner Herzog to Stream in September (Video)

The Killers Concert Webcast From Werner Herzog to Stream in September (Video)
The Killers will team up with legendary experimental German filmmaker Werner Herzog for a live concert webcast in September. Q&A: Steve Lillywhite's Full Slate: Albums by Dave Matthews Band, The Killers and 30 Seconds to Mars on Deck The show will be part of American Express' Unstaged series, which pairs bands and celebrated directors for concerts streamed live on YouTube and Vevo. Past collaborations have included Arcade Fire with Terry Gilliam, Usher with Hamish Hamilton, Duran Duran with David Lynch, John Legend and the Roots with Spike Lee, Jack White with Gary Oldman, and My Morning Jacket with Todd Haynes.

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Dave Matthews Band Debuts 'Mercy' With Help From a Few Thousand Fans (Video)

Dave Matthews Band Debuts 'Mercy' With Help From a Few Thousand Fans (Video)
Dave Matthews Band’s new video was quite the team effort. According to the band, 14,334 people submitted photos or videos for “Mercy,” and an untold number of them made it into the final cut. The result is a patched-together product with a charmingly homemade look. Q&A: Steve Lillywhite's Full Slate: Albums by Dave Matthews Band, The Killers and 30 Seconds to Mars on Deck James Frost, known for working with Radiohead and Ok Go, directed the video, and he appears to have won the fan seal of approval. “To everyone who got in: Dave_ saw our faces,

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Q&A: Dave Matthews Band's Boyd Tinsley Talks His Unconventional First Film

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Boyd Tinsley definitely has the music in him. Watch any Dave Matthews Band performance or music video, and you're likely to see him play the violin with electrifying energy.

The Dmb member is now bringing that same passion to his first big screen project, "Faces in the Mirror," an emotional movie set to music recorded before any film was shot that tells the story of a man returning home to attend his negligent father's funeral. Tinsley conceived the film, which premieres live on Aug. 30 at SnagFilms.com, and served as music producer, executive producer and performer, and he even makes a cameo appearance.

Tinsley somehow found time between his many roles with the film and touring with Dmb this summer to tell us about the making of his unconventional first film, seeing "magic" happen in the recording studio and Dmb's influences on his creative process.

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The Killers unveil new album 'Battle Born' tracklisting

The Killers unveil new album 'Battle Born' tracklisting
The Killers have unveiled the tracklisting for their new album Battle Born. The band's fourth studio record will be released on September 17 in the UK and September 18 in the Us. Battle Born will feature a total of 12 tracks, including new single 'Runaways'. A deluxe edition includes two new bonus tracks, plus a remix of the album's opening track 'Flesh And Bone'. "This album is going down a few different roads, and you really get a taste of what we like as a band and what we think our strengths are," frontman Brandon Flowers previously said. The Killers have worked with producers such as Steve Lillywhite (U2), Brendan O'Brien (Rage Against The Machine) and Stuart Price (Madonna) on the (more)
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The Killers confirm new album 'Battle Born' release details

The Killers confirm new album 'Battle Born' release details
The Killers have announced the release details for their new album. The band will officially unveil Battle Born as their fourth studio album on September 17. The Brandon Flowers-fronted act have teamed up with a number of producers for the collection, including Stuart Price (Madonna), Steve Lillywhite, Damian Taylor and Brendan O'Brien. 'Heart Of A Girl', 'Flesh And Bone' and 'Carry Me Home' have been confirmed to feature on the new album, along with lead single 'Runaways'. (more)
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The Killers' new single 'Runaways' is on the way

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The Killers are finally ready to drop the first single from their next album "Battle Born." "Runaways" will be arriving next week, on July 9. The band announced it -- and the single cover art -- today, just three-and-a-half weeks after they bowed the trailer to "Battle Born," due this some time this fall. As previously reported, the Las Vegas troupe recruited a number of high-power producers including Steve Lillywhite, Damian Taylor, Brendan O’Brien, and Stuart Price to produce the new set. The rock act's last album was 2008's "Day & Age." Check out the trailer below:
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Dave Matthews Sets New Album for Fall Release

Dave Matthews Sets New Album for Fall Release
Dave Matthews Band will release its eighth studio album, Away From the World, on Sept. 11, two days after its concert trek wraps. The band has already been playing several songs from the forthcoming record on its tour, including “Mercy,” which will be the first single. Photos: The Music Industry's Greatest Givers The RCA album, Dmb's first in three years, was produced by Steve Lillywhite, who worked on their first three multiplatinum studio albums: Under the Table and Dreaming (1994), Crash (1996) and Before These Crowded Streets (1998). In total, the veteran quartet -- singer-guitarist Dave Matthews, drummer Carter

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Dave Matthews Band sets release date for new album 'Away From The World'

On Sept. 11, Dave Matthews Band will release “Away From the World,” its first studio album since 2009’s “Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King.” Steve Lillywhite, who produced Dmb’s first three albums, helmed the group’s seventh studio set. Fans who pre-order “World” will receive an additional five bonus tracks recorded live on the band’s summer tour. [More after the jump...] Dmb is previewing a number of the songs this summer, including first single, “Mercy.” He debuted the song in April on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" without his band so it's unclear how that version will mesh with the studio version featuring his...
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Watch: Trailer for The Killers' new album 'Battleborn'

The Killers' new album is titled "Battle Born," and every good battle needs an army. So the Las Vegas troupe recruited a number of high-power producers including Steve Lillywhite, Damian Taylor, Brendan O’Brien, and previous collaborator Stuart Price, who helped smack the sound on the band's 2008 hit "Human." "Battle Born," the Killers' fourth full-length will drop some time this fall, and is the follow-up to 2008's "Day & Age." Since that release, frontman Brandon Flowers went off to make a solo album, and judging from the trailer the band dropped today, the group is heading further still into synthy territory,...
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Album Trailers Are The New Thing: Check Out The Clip For The Killers' Battle Born

Yesterday it was Muse and today it's the Killers … album trailers are officially the new thing!

The Killers revealed the trailer for their fall 2012 release Battle Born on their Vevo page today (June 7) and the sound is, well, very much like most other Killers albums. Things kick off with some ambient sounds that evolve into a heavy synth line, which itself builds to a crescendo before introducing some drums. Sounds about right.

Visually, the clip opens on a sunset before seguing to a campfire intercut with a montage of shots of the band and flashes to the album title being spelled out letter by letter.

NME reports that track titles confirmed for Battle Born include "Heart Of A Girl," "Flesh And Bone," "Carry Me Home" and "Runaways." The band is again working with producer Stuart Price, who previously worked with the band on their last effort, 2008's Day & Age, and
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Dave Matthews premieres new song 'Mercy' on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'

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President Barack Obama wasn't Jimmy Fallon's only guest to jam on Wednesday (April 25). Dave Matthews premiered his band's new song, "Mercy," on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" the same night.

Captain Kirk Douglas of The Roots accompanied Matthews during the performance. "Mercy" is the first track confirmed to be on the new Dave Matthews Band album due out later this year.

Producer Steve Lillywhite tweeted after the performance, saying it's "not just acoustic on the album" and "it is not quiet on the album!"

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30 Seconds to Mars announce plans for fourth album

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30 Seconds to Mars announce plans for fourth album
Rest easy, Jared Leto fans. The actor-turned-rocker's band Thirty Seconds To Mars have announced that they are currently working on their fourth studio album, the group's first since 2009’s hit "This Is War." The band members are hunkered down in an L.A. studio where Leto is once again producing alongside Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Killers). The album is untitled as of now. The album will be a “dramatic departure from the past”, according to Leto, who described it as “very orchestral, narrative, interactive and even more electronic than previous projects”. The album is just the beginning of an onslaught of new...
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30 Seconds To Mars Prepping Fourth Album

Singer Jared Leto has 50 songs to choose from for band's untitled next effort.

By Gil Kaufman

30 Seconds to Mars

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Last we heard from 30 Seconds to Mars, the band was battling rumors about a potential break while celebrating a record-setting December live show in New York.

But after a few months of radio silence, not only are 30Stm not taking time off, they're forging ahead with their fourth album. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, singer Jared Leto said the group's "excitedly working in the studio."

In fact, Leto said he's been quietly toiling away writing and recording "constantly" as he crafts the band's future. He's clearly been busy, as the singer revealed that he's written 50 songs and is finalizing a list of producers for the as-yet-untitled effort, including M83's Morgan Kibby.

"She came by and was playing some synths and doing some programming,
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The Killers 'readjust to being in band after taking so much time off'

The Killers have said they had to figure out how to be a band again after two years off. The Las Vegas group - who are currently recording their fourth studio album - had a break during which three members pursued different side-projects. Bass player Mark Stoermer told NME: ''We started doing it in pieces last May, but it's taken time to figure out what it means to be in a band again, because we took so much time off. ''It might be out before summer, but there's no guarantees.'' Stoermer revealed that they have been in the studio with Steve Lillywhite, who has worked (more)
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