“Test Drive Electric” Contest for Emerging Artists

Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings are giving emerging artists the unique opportunity to kick their careers and guitar rigs into high gear with Test Drive Electric 2010. Together with the band-promoting website Sonicbids.com, Taylor and Elixir are bringing back the “fan-favorite” contest to award five select artists with world-class Taylor SolidBody electric guitars, the ultimate in strings and cables from Elixir, and a Crybaby Wah pedal and Max Grip Nylon Picks from Dunlop. The winning artist or band will get the chance to show off their musical prowess and new gear in a recording session at a world-class music studio. Read more »

Emii “Mr. Romeo” Featuring Snoop Dogg

Emii releases her heart pounding new song “Mr. Romeo” and features rap legend himself, Snoop Dogg. The song is now available via iTunes. To get the excitement flowing before the official music video release mid-November, Emii has released a special behind the scenes photoshoot teaser video to hear the new track! Read more »

Mya Heats Things Up at Her 31st B-day

R&B singing sensation and Dancing with the Stars alum Mya heated things up at her 31st birthday dinner weekend in a curve hugging dress at WashingtonDC hotspot, Jordan’s 8. Mya celebrated the night by sipping on cocktails made with Fever Stimulation Beverage, an all-natural, detoxifying, and rich in antioxidant formula, the perfect compliment to almost any cocktail. KO Punch and Mango Mimosas were served at the soirée.

Tom Schanley Joins Jimmy Smits on NBC’s “Outlaw”

In the episode In Re: Curtis Farwell,” Carl Phillips, played by Schanley, is the surviving husband of a woman who is suspected of committing suicide after warning her employer, a car manufacturer, of unsafe conditions in the car. Turns out Carl may have played a role in her suicide as well. Read more »

Anderson Cooper Interviews Eminem on 60 Minutes

In the interview, Eminem talks about his early years as the new kid in school who was always picked on, his rise to star rapper despite his being a white man in a predominantly black medium, and the drug addiction that nearly cost him his career. He also demonstrates that art, taking Cooper through the process he uses to rhyme just about any word in the language. “60 Minutes” cameras also capture Eminem in concert and go back with him to his old Detroit neighborhood that he says can still inspire his art. Eminem will be on “60 Minutes” this Sunday, Oct. 10, at7 p.m. ET/PT. Watch here.

Steve Miller Band Benefit Concert for Kids Rock Free Music Program

Kids Rock Free has announced legendary musical icon, the Steve Miller Band, recently raised over $500,000 from individuals, local and national business, performing artists, music industry executives and community leaders in support of music education at a sold-out benefit concert at The Fender Center in Corona, CA. All proceeds from the event went to benefit the non-profit Kids Rock Free music education program, to reduce the 800 kids on the program’s waiting list into classes at The Fender Center. Read more »

likeZEBRA Featured Artist Attack Attack!

The world’s largest independent music network, likeZEBRA, announces Attack Attack! as their featured artist for the week of October 5, 2010.  As the driving force behind the return of the independent music movement, likeZEBRA spotlights one indie artist or group each week in an effort to inspire and aid in the discovery of quality underground music. Attack Attack! will be promoting their latest indie release and holding an exciting contest exclusive to likeZEBRA fans. Read more »

Exclusive Interview with Danko Jones

Carlos: How did you begin your musical career?

Danko: Calling up my friends and asking them if they wanted to form a band. It’s as simple as that.

Carlos: Who are the other musicians in the band and what do they bring,musically and otherwise, to it?

Danko: JC plays bass guitar and Dan Cornelius plays drums. JC and I write the songs for our band.

Carlos: What about songwriting in general—what led you to it, to being a musician?

Danko: Well, I’m not interested in being a mimic and being in cover bands. I wanted to write songs and be in a band. Didn’t really think about it too much, it’s just what I’ve always wanted to do. Read more »

Entourage Star Sasha Grey Releases Book

Sasha Grey, who recently played herself and the object of Vincent Chase’s affection on the HBO hit series Entourage, appears on the cover and in an undeniably-sexy 6-page nude pictorial in Playboy’s October issue (on newsstands and online at Playboydigital.com with additional photos available at Playboy.com/sasha). The actress is no stranger to the world of Playboy; she formerly appeared in a seductive 6-page pictorial in the December 2009 issue, which paid homage to the 1960s film Lolita. Read more »

Special Interview with Kristine Elezaj

Carlos: I see that you got your professional start at the hip New York venue Sugar Bar owned by Ashford and Simpson. How was it like when first meeting them?

My dad is actually friends with them. In beginning, when I was going to the bar, I thought I was just going to have dinner with my dad and get up and sing during the open mic night. I was so surprised when I got there and Nick and his wife Valerie started singing back up while I was singing Aretha Franklin’s Respect! They are such amazingly warm people so they just make you feel so comfortable and at home.

Carlos: The song “Warpath” is blowing up everywhere. Did you think it would be a hit and why?

It’s funny because you never really know what’s going to be a hit but, when I heard “Warpath” for the first and saw everyone’s reaction to it, there was just such an energy that it gave off which made me realize that it was something special. Read more »