Former Play for Keeps bassist Cash Colligan has started a Kickstarter to bring his friend, former The Cab drummer Alex Johnson, to Las Vegas so he can play drums in a new band. They're looking for $1,000, and according to the project description, "It would make ZERO sense to not have Alex Johnson become a part of this project that WILL CHANGE MUSIC. He knows nothing about this project, though I'm sure when we go live it will be hard to keep the secret." For pledging $100, you can get a whopping email and three tweets from Alex. We've had plenty of Kickstarter debates on this website - where do you think this falls in the spectrum of Kickstarter's niche and usefulness in the music industry?
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Tomorrow is Mother's Day, so it's time to think of a great gift...if you haven't already thought of one already. Music is always a great gift, and since we're a music website, we're asking if you're giving your mother some music for Mother's Day, what it is, and why did you choose it?
It looks like a Freddie Mercury hologram will take the stage with Queen when the band performs next Monday for a special show commemorating the 10th anniversary of the hit jukebox musical We Will Rock You.
The late and legendary John Peel's record collection has started to be released online today via a project called "The Space". The first 100 of 2,600 albums have been released in alphabetical order today and include a streaming link plus notes from Peel's personal records.
Ryan Russell (Nervous Energies) has made an offer to military families in Birmingham, Ala., or willing to travel there, to do a free photoshoot. The idea comes from Michelle Obama's "Joining Forces" organization. A snippet of the details can be read below and more info can be found here.
Stunt Company PR are looking for interns! Want to be part of the team that sends me a million emails a month? Hahah, just messing, they're great people over there, and they're looking for interns for this summer. There's a bunch of details about the position below.
The Vaccines and R. Stevie Moore will be covering eachother for a special Record Store Day release. The Vaccines will take on Moore 1986 track, "Why Should I Love you?" whilst Moore will be covering the band's single "Post Break-Up Sex". The limited release will hit shelves on April 21st.