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Nirvana's iconic 1991 single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" beat out hits from Madonna, Britney Spears and U2 to be named the best pop song in 20 years by Britain's Q Magazine. Read up on it here.

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Scott Irvine on 11/28/06 - 08:38 AM
MTV and Epic Records have teamed up for a "best music on campus" contest. The winner will receive a a record deal with a minimum of one album, two music videos, retail and radio support, marketing, video premieres on mtvU, booking on mtvU series, and a "Making Of" series on mtvU.
Rohan Kohli on 11/20/06 - 09:30 AM
Attention all bands and labels: The time has come again. The year 2006 is drawing to a close and it's time for Absolutepunk to start compiling our "Best of 2006" lists. We're asking you all to submit to us your top 10 CDs of 2006. You can e-mail the lists to Melissa Johnson or Gabe Gross. You can do a collective list amongst the band or label or each submit your own individual lists. Please include band/label name and your name (if you choose to contribute an individual list). We're getting a headstart on this due to the response we got to last year's Best of 2005 lists, but the deadline to submit a list to Gabe or Melissa is December 17th, 2006.
Melissa Johnson on 11/04/06 - 08:58 PM
What do you get when you cross Tears for Fears and the XBox360 game, Gears of War? Check the replies for quite possibly the coolest commercials you have ever seen.
Steve Henderson on 11/04/06 - 11:25 AM
Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional) played music supervisor for a recent episode of MTV's Laguna Beach.
Melissa Johnson on 09/30/06 - 08:09 PM
According to a recent bulletin, you can expect to see a Reel Big Fish Greatest Hits collection via the band's former label, Jive Records, in stores this November.
Brandon Allin on 09/25/06 - 03:22 PM
In an article in this month's GQ magazine, Kevin Federline talks about his new album, making such claims as, "I'm gonna make so much fucking money on the back end, it's gonna be ridiculous" and "It's gonna be huge. I'm doing shit not even Eminem does."
Steve Henderson on 09/11/06 - 07:47 PM
If you're looking to purchase the album, Every Second Counts by Plain White Ts tommorrow, try Best Buy. All of their copies come with 2 special bonus songs.
Melissa Johnson on 09/11/06 - 07:15 PM
Ernie Ball are going to be releasing a CD showcasing who they call the "13 Best Unsigned Artists in North America". You can read a press release about the CD below.
Press ReleaseErnie Ball and Warcon Records Spotlight the Best 13 Unsigned bands in North America

First-Ever Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands Compilation CD Hits Shelves September 26, 2006

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (August 21, 2006) - Ernie Ball proudly announces the first-ever Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands 10 Compilation CD featuring the top bands from the 2006 Battle of the Bands. For 10 years, the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands has taken the best unsigned bands in North America and put them onstage at the Vans Warped Tour. Out...
Melissa Johnson on 08/26/06 - 09:32 PM
My Chemical Romance has won Kerrang's "Best Band On The Planet" Award.
Jared Kaufman on 08/26/06 - 07:06 PM
According to the latest issue of Spin magazine, these are the top 25 live bands right now:
The Top 25 Live Bands25. Comets on Fire
24. The Mars Volta
23. AFI
22. LCD Soundsystem
21. Against Me!
20. Gogol Bordello
19. Art Brut
18. My Morning Jacket
17. The Roots
16. The Flaming Lips
15. Riverboat Gamblers
14. Yeah Yeah Yeah's
13. My Chemical Romance
12. Turbonegro
11. Queens of the Stone Age
10 The Dirtbombs
9. Prince
8. The Hives
7. Green Day
6. The White Stripes
5. Radiohead
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. Arcade Fire
2. The Stooges
1. U2

Agree? Disagree? Who do you think belongs/doesn't belong on this list? Discuss.
Melissa Johnson on 08/23/06 - 12:35 PM
Electronic, featuring Johnny Marr of The Smiths and Bernard Summer of New Order, will be releasing Get The Message - The Best of Electronic on September 19th.
Tracklist1. Forbidden City
2. Getting Away With It
3. Get the Message (Single Mix)
4. Feel Every Beat
5. Disappointed (Single Mix)
6. Vivid (Radio Edit)
7. All That I Need
8. For You
9. Imitation of Life (New Edit)
10. Out of My League
11. Like No Other
12. Twisted Tenderness
13. Late At Night (Radio Edit)
Paul Tao on 07/28/06 - 10:53 AM
For those of you worried about not being able to find The Format's new album, Dog Problems, in stores tomorrow, fret not! Every single Best Buy in the country will have many, many, many copies. The price might vary from store to store, but should be around $10. The CD is being featured on the new artist rack and if anyone there tries to tell you they don't have it in stock, make them go look for it in the back, because they definitely have it.
Jake Wallace on 07/10/06 - 02:57 PM
The Spill Canvas' latest album, One Fell Swoop, is on sale at Best Buy for $7.99 for a limited time.
Jared Kaufman on 07/10/06 - 11:15 AM
Across Five Aprils made a trailer for their "Let's Whisper" video. Check it out here and pay particular attention to the guy on the bike. He's going to be big, Kel Mitchell big.
Russ Hockenbury on 07/07/06 - 06:24 PM
Best Buy is giving away free live album samplers to promote the Taking Back Sunday, Angels and Airwaves, Head Automatica, and The Subways. The sampler features one live track from each band. No purchase is necessary to get the sampler.

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Melissa Johnson on 07/02/06 - 12:29 AM
My review for Fair - The Best Worst-Case Scenario is posted. The album hits stores tomorrow June 6th.
Gabe Gross on 06/05/06 - 07:17 AM
Third Eye Blind will be releaseing Third Eye Blind: A Collection, which will be a 19-track CD featuring: "Semi-Charmed Life," "How's It Going To Be," "Jumper," b-sides, bonus tracks and more. A DVD will also be included that will have all seven of the band's videos as well as two clips for their previously unreleased "Losing A Whole Year."

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Jared Kaufman on 06/01/06 - 08:14 AM
The Classic Crime's new album, Albatross, has become the best selling debut in Tooth & Nail history. The band's new video for "The Coldest Heart" can now be viewed at Yahoo. Below is a press release.
Press ReleaseWith the release of Albatross, Tooth & Nail's freshest face The Classic Crime have proven their popularity with first week scans reaching 3,700 copies, making The Classic Crime the #1 Best Selling Debut for a Tooth & Nail artist in the label's history. And with over 500,000 plays on pureVOLUME, The Classic Crime displayed their reputation to the masses as they joined Anberlin and Emery on the widely acclaimed Tooth & Nail Tour playing in sold out venues across the nation.
Jared Kaufman on 06/01/06 - 07:20 AM
Attached below is the cover for the June issue of Alternative Press featuring Taking Back Sunday. This issue will also feature articles on Angels & Airwaves, Thursday, and Less Than Jake.
Drew Beringer on 04/24/06 - 11:11 PM
In case it wasn't made obvious (predictable) by the beautiful banner above, we're now streaming the first four tracks from Hit the Lights' new album, This Is a Stick Up... Don't Make It a Murder, on the band's AP.net profile.
Rohan Kohli on 03/17/06 - 10:01 PM
Circa Survive have posted a video on Myspace.
Jon Foucart on 03/03/06 - 03:49 AM
Showtime has picked up Arrested Development (the best show ever) for 26 more episodes. That's all I know, but I'll post more when I find out.
Jake Wallace on 03/01/06 - 07:01 PM
I will be interviewing We Are The Fury and Pistolita; so leave any questions you may have in the comments. When you leave questions, make sure you specify the band you'd like me to ask.
Pat Marquez on 02/28/06 - 11:31 AM
AP.net's very own Scott Weber and his co-host Scott are looking for in-studio guests to be on their college radio show over the next few months. Their show is from 9-11pm (PST) on Tuesdays and is located at the University of Washington in Seattle. If you're a touring band and you're going to be in the area on a Tuesday, email Scott at scottweber@gmail.com.
Frank Giaramita on 01/25/06 - 01:41 PM
The following albums, as well as a few others, are on sale for $7.99 this week (January 22-28) at Best Buy:
Time To Go To Best BuyPlain White T's - All That We Needed
Hawthorne Heights - The Silence In Black and White
Action Action - An Army of Shapes Between Wars
New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
Broken Social Scene - S/T
From First To Last - Dear Diary My Teen Angst Has a Body Count
Antony and the Johnsons - I'm a Bird Now
Underoath - They're Only Chasing Safety
Panic! At The Disco - A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Motion City Soundtrack - Commity This To Memory
The Arcade Fire - Funeral
Aiden - Nightmare Anatomy
The Academy Is... - Almost Here
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
Silverstein -...
Rohan Kohli on 01/24/06 - 12:59 PM
Dates for Motion City Soundtrack's upcoming tour are selling out left and right, and some shows are even being switched to bigger venues. For example, the Chicago date has been moved from The Vic Theatre to The Rivera Theatre, and the Salt Lake City show will now be at The Avalon Theatre. Get your tickets now before they're all gone and you get that sad puppy dog face.
Jared Kaufman on 01/24/06 - 08:27 AM
The tracklisting for Warcon's The Best of Taste of Chaos has been announced. The two-disc album releases January 24th.
Best of Taste of Chaos TracklistSide One
The Used - Sound Effects and Overdramatics
Underoath - Iíve Got Ten Friends and a Crowbar That Says You Wonít Do Jack
Story of the Year - Our Time Is Now
Thrice - Stare at the Sun
Matchbook Romance - In Transit for You
Thursday - I Wanna Hear Another Fast Song
My American Heart - The Process
Armor For Sleep - The Truth About Heaven
Billy Talent - Red Flag (unreleased)
Emery - Studying Politics
Bleed the Dream - Just Like I Remember
From First to Last - Note to Self
Rise Against - Give It All
Blindside - Fell in Love with the Game
Tony Pascarella on 01/19/06 - 01:54 PM
Below is a message from Heath Saraceno of Midtown:
MessageHey Guys...
So, this summer I got the chance to produce a record for some good friends of mine, and it just so happens that they are the featured artist this week on pureVOLUME. I'd really appreciate it if you could check out The Finals either on pureVOLUME, MySpace, or their own website, www.thefinalsband.com.
Thanks!
Heath Saraceno
Rohan Kohli on 01/17/06 - 10:26 PM
Further Seems Forever have decided to call it quits. A "best of" disc is set for release on April 4th. Head to their website for their statement.
Jon Foucart on 01/06/06 - 12:53 AM
I have posted a new feautred download; New Atlantic - "The Best Day Of Your Life." Click here to see the feature, and click here to download the song.
Pat Marquez on 01/02/06 - 12:06 PM
Goldspot's "Tally Of The Yes Men" is featured on NPR as "One Of The Best CD's You Didn't Hear This Year".
Ryan Imhof on 01/01/06 - 12:57 AM
Jordan of Every Time I Die has created his "Best Of 05 list":
Jordan's Best Of 05 Everyone else is doing it, but why stop at cd's?
1. KING KONG
2. DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 - you're a woman, i'm a man
3. (tie) JAPAN/AUSTRALIA
4. TURBONEGRO - party animals
5. SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND TOUR
6. PSP
7. EVERY TIME I DIE - gutter phenomenon
8. THE HIVES - live at pukkelpop '05
9. DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL
10. BUFFALO SABRES
11. MICHAEL MADSON
12. THE LETTER'S ORAGANIZE - dead rhythm machine
Ryan Imhof on 12/31/05 - 05:51 PM
You can check out the Best of 2005 lists for a few bands such as Xiu Xiu, Glitter Pals, Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower, Comeback Kid and others over at HSB, here.
Paul Tao on 12/31/05 - 05:15 PM
Deathwish Inc. (Doomriders, 100 Demons, Some Girls) & friends top picks of 05.
Pat Marquez on 12/31/05 - 03:01 PM
Reminder: Though the picture links have not been uploaded, Best of 2005 Lists from Garett, Gabe, Frank, and Pat have been posted. Click each name for the respective list.
Garett Press on 12/30/05 - 08:49 PM
You've seen each staff member's individual lists, but not one from the entire website. Rohan and I have spent several hours putting together a definitive best of 2005 list for the staff here AP, using a weighted points system, combining the rankings of all the staff members to create one list. Enjoy!

Scott Weber on 12/26/05 - 01:19 AM
Because I'm not internet savvy enough to figure out all the quips of the site. I too will let Rohan get my picture and link up on the Best Of 2005 Forum. Until then, go here for my Best Of 2005. Cheers and I hope you all have a great holiday season.
Gabe Gross on 12/25/05 - 02:34 PM
My American Heart's cover of Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" is now up for listening on the band's pureVOLUME.com page.
Rohan Kohli on 12/18/05 - 01:28 PM
The Best Of Taste of Chaos compilation will be released through Warcon Records on January 24, 2006. Check out some information and the the twenty six song tracklisting below.

Best of Taste Of Chaos Tracklisting The Best of Taste of Chaos to be Released January 24th by WARCON Enterprises

Much-Anticipated Compilation Includes Songs by The Used, Story of the Year, Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage and More

In conjunction with the kick-off of this year's Taste of Chaos Tour, WARCON Enterprises has announced a January 24th release date for The Best of the Taste of Chaos, a two-disc compilation that features an onslaught of music from the biggest and best bands in the punk/metal scene.
Frank Giaramita on 12/06/05 - 09:49 PM
Get 2 Tooth & Nail and Solid State CD's For Only $15 at BestBuy.com! Through December 17th, you can get 2 Tooth & Nail or Solid State CD's for only $15 at BestBuy.com! This is your chance to stock up on CD's for yourself and to do all your holiday shopping at the same time! Choose from 35 titles in all! Click here for more details and to place your order today!
Frank Giaramita on 11/29/05 - 01:48 PM
The fantastic and underrated indie-pop band, Dolour, have a "Best Of" album out now entitled, A Matter of Time (2000-2005). It is currently available from Quince Records.
Garett Press on 11/21/05 - 07:22 PM
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