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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Musicians and Music Fans to Follow on Twitter

Are you a Musician or a Music fan? you must read this post from Musicians Resources. Find Musicians Resources on Facebook.


Follow the three easy Find-Musicians-Resources-on-Facebook-and-Twittersteps, and don’t forget to go back to the article and leave a comment with your twitter name. This is a great way to have musicians, music fans, and music professionals to follow you.

This is a network of bands, musicians, and fans with a love and passion for music. Stay connected with Facebook and Twitter, because in music we are all friends, and we want to follow each other. 


Don’t forget the last step, go back to the blog post and leave a comment with your Twitter name. If you want us to follow you, we have to know who you are.


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Remembering a Legend

It was 20 years ago today Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a plane crash. As with other great musicians in the past, Stevie died too young, and did not reach his full potential yet.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

SRV inspired many guitarists with his unique tone, pitch and style of playing. A guitar style that has yet to be matched.


Stevie Ray Vaughan: Six Strings Down, The Day the Music Died is a short and sweet post in honor of Stevie Ray Vaughan.


RIP Stevie Ray Vaughan.



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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Timeless Tour: Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard

Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard are just about to finished their Timeless tour. The month long tour proved to be success and well planned except for a few minor changes towards the end of the tour.


The concert at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, was relocated to another location, due to poor ticket sales. The change in venue made the concert that much more intimate and enjoyable for the fans. With humor and wit at the forefront of their repertoire, Clay and Ruben done what all professional entertainer’s do; and it was on with the show.


There had been mixed reviews of the concert and Timeless tour, but as usual in the music and entertainment business, reviews are done by someone who is either not a fan of the artist, or had not even attended the concert, and based a review upon hear say.


Have you attended one of the concerts on the Timeless tour? Here is your chance to give a quick review of the concert. A review by the fans for the fans.


Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard fan reviews of the concert. Please tell us the location of the concert, and a review in your own words. Good or bad a review is a review.


Timeless Tour Review: concert Reviews by the fans

Windsor Billboard

Image: Generation Clay

Monday, August 9, 2010

Black Label Society: Order Of The Black, Zakk is back

Zakk Wylde is back, Black Label Society release their new album “Order Of The Black” Everyone knows who Zakk Wylde is, but incase you don’t know him. Zakk is the former guitarist from Ozzy Osbourne.


Ozzy Osbourne has just recently released his newest album “Scream” that featured his new guitarist Gus G.


You can read that post here: Ozzy Osbourne: Scream, Gus G Debuts His Guitar Magic.


Zakk Wylde formed Black Label Society in 1998, as an outfit to release albums more in his style and view of how a heavy metal band should be. Zakk had continued to record and play with Ozzy during this time, up until 2009, when it was noted, that Zakk would not continue to record with Ozzy.


Black Label Society has released 8 albums, included the newest release of Order Of The Black. The listing below is the albums that have been released.


  • Sonic Brew (1999)
  • Stronger Than Death (2000)
  • 1919 Eternal (2002)
  • The Blessed Hellride (2003)
  • Hangover Music Vol. VI (2004)
  • Mafia (2005)
  • Shot to Hell (2006)
  • Order Of The Black (2010)

Order Of The Black


Order Of The Black contains 13 songs, there are 2 bonus tracks that are exclusive to Best Buy.


Black Label Society had already released 2 singles from the album. The first single “Parade of the Dead” was released on June 16th, and the other single “Crazy Horse” was released on June 22nd.


There will be a limited version of the album featuring a bonus track “Can’t Find My Way Home” that will be available internationally.


Amazon’s MP3 version of the album will also have a bonus track, which will be quite interesting to hear. The bonus track is a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s song “Bridge Over Troubled Waters


The track listing of Order Of The Black

  • Crazy Horse
  • Overlord
  • Parade of the Dead
  • Darkest Days
  • Black Sunday
  • Southern Dissolution
  • Time Waits for No One
  • Godspeed Hell Bound
  • War of Heaven
  • Shallow Grave
  • Chupacabra
  • Riders of the Damned
  • January
  • Junior’s Eyes (Best Buy bonus track)
  • Helpless (Best Buy bonus track)


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Music Releases: Kimberly Caldwell – Without Regret

Music releases for week of June 27th. has an American Idol season two contestant Kimberly Caldwell with her debut release from Vanguard / Capitol records titled “Without Regret”.


Kimberly Caldwell was a contestant on American Idol (season two) she was the seventh place finalist, who sang songs from Melissa Etheridge.


KCaldwellAlbum “Without Regret” is an interesting debut album, Kimberly Caldwell’s vocals are distinctive on the record with her husky styled voice, which gives some substance to the songs on the album.


The overall album, is a pop style formulated album, but slightly different in the feel of the songs and music. The most remarkable song on the album, is Kimberly's cover of Melissa Etheridge’s "You Can Sleep While I Drive”.


Kimberly Caldwell makes he attempt at co-writing some on the songs on Without Regret, that give the album it’s overall theme of love, lost, moving on, and no regrets.


The following is the track listing on Without Regret:

  • Heart Like Mine
  • Going, Going, Gone
  • Mess of You
  • Say Love
  • Human After All
  • Taking Back My Life
  • Cost of Love
  • Frozen
  • If You’re Gonna Fall
  • When I’m Not Around
  • Sleep While I Drive


Kimberley is offer a Free Song for download on her website: Kimberly Caldwell.


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Clay and Ruben Timeless Charity Auction: VIP Packages up for Bids

Clay Aiken is preparing for his upcoming Timeless Tour, which he co-headlines with his friend and American Idol Winner (Season 2) Ruben Studdard. The Timeless tour officially kicks off this Friday July 23rd. in Asheville, NC.


timeless tour The timeless tour is a month long tour, where Clay and Ruben will be belting out classic hits from the 50’s. 60’s, and 70’s. Both American Idol contestants are remarkable and talented singers in their own right, and will make each concert a night to remember.


Ruben the Velvet Teddy Bear:

Ruben Studdard is the American Idol winner from season 2, with a strong powering soulful voice the Velvet Teddy Bear makes his presence known on stage. Ruben has released four albums, since winning on American Idol. Soulful, Ruben’s debut album released in 2003 sold close to 2 million copies, and was number 1 on the music charts. Rubens other albums I Need an Angel (2004), The Return (2006), and Love Is (2009) were not quite as successful in sales as his debut album, but creatively they are great albums.


Ruben founded The Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts, with its sole purpose to promote and nurture; music / arts through education for children.


Clay Aiken the Timeless Performer:

Clay is the runner up from American Idol (Season 2) who went on to be a successful recording artist. Clay has sold multi-million copies of all his albums from his debut release of Measure of a Man (2003) through On My Way Here (2009). His new release Tried and True (2010) from Decca Records was recently released and has been well received by his fans. The official tour for Tried and True is expected to start sometime in 2011.


Clay a gifted, talented, and polished singer has won many fan choice awards over the years, an outstanding entertainer that gives his best on stage.


Clay is an advocate for many charities and social awareness programs. Clay through several foundations has helped raised millions of dollars for various charities and causes. Clay was appointed the National Ambassador for UNICEF in 2004 with the goal of helping to raise funds and awareness for emergency relief from disasters where needed.


Clay and Ruben Timeless Charity Auction: VIP Packages up for Bids:

Both Clay and Ruben have been and still are advocates for several charities around the world. On the Timeless Tour which they co-headline together, Clay and Ruben will have 2 VIP Packages up for auction at each concert.


The auction is currently held on line at charitybuzz the lucky winners will have a meet and greet with both Clay and Ruben after the concert, all proceeds of the VIP packages go to The National Inclusion Project, and the Ruben Studdard Foundation.


The 2 VIP packages are online and open for bidding for each concert date. This is a chance to meet and spend time with these talented singers, and donate to a charitable cause.


The Timeless Tour with Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard begins July, 23rd Concert listings are posted below:


Clay Aiken Tried and True Timeless Tour Schedule


Ruben Studdard Foundation

National Inclusion Project


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Friday, July 16, 2010

Clay Aiken Tried and True Timeless Tour Schedule

Clay Aiken will be on tour shortly to promote his new album “Tried and True”, Clay will be touring with his friend and colleague Ruben Studdard on the “Timeless” tour.  


Clay’s selection of classics that he recorded on Tried and True, was his personal selection of songs, that he wanted to record for a long time. Clay recorded the album that he wanted, his fans wanted, and received; which is a great album of timeless classics.


Since the songs on Tried and True are classics, it is only appropriate to have the tour of the same name.


Clay Aiken Album Review:  Clay Aiken Tried and True: Songs for You.


Clay Aiken Tried and True Timeless Tour Clay is an artist that is an absolute joy to listen to, especially on his new album tried and true, but Clay is an artist you must see live, to really feel the magic, emotions, and raw power of his vocal talent.


Some of the locations where Clay will be performing are excellent venues, which will give the fans an intimate and memorable evening, which is the way Clay would want it. This is how Clay will showcase his talent.



The following is Clay’s tour dates for the Timeless tour:

Event: Location: Date:
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Florida Theatre
Jackson, FL
July 24, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard King Center for The Performing Arts July 25, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Snoqualmie Casino
Snoqualmie, WA
July 29, 2010
Clay Aiken Silver Legacy Casino
Reno, NV
July 31, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Club Nokia
Los Angeles, CA
August 1, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Northern Lights Theatre at Potawatomi
Milwaukee, WI
August 3, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard The Colosseum at Creasers Windsor
Windsor, ON Canada
August 5, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Chautauqua Institutional Amphitheatre
Chautauqua, NY
August 6, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
Mashantucket, CT
August 7, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard American Music Theatre
Lancaster, PA
August 8, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton, NH
August 10, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Hammerstein Ballroom
New York, NY
August 11, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Turning Stone Casino & Resort
Verona, NY
August 12, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Hammond, IN
August 13, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Magnolia Ballroom at Beau Rivage
Biloxi, MS
August 14, 2010


Book your tickets fast, some of these venues could sellout fast. Leave us a comment and let us know if you booked your tickets, and after the show, please do give us your comments.


Update: 2011 please see our post: “Clay Aiken: Tried and True Tour Schedulefor the latest on Clay’s new tour with complete tour dates.


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Music Releases: Sting, Crowded House, and Korn

New music being released for the week of July 13th. include Sting, M.I.A., Korn, and Crowded House.


Sting has the most interesting music release for this week with his new album “Symphonicities” which is a back to basics straightforward pop rock album, like he used to make with “The Police”. Sting had just finished a world tour that was a reunion tour of The Police, which was a successful tour for Sting, Andy, and Stewart.


Crowded House, release their latest album “Intriguer”, the Australian band is currently on tour in Europe, ahead of the album release. Crowded House as a band has changed members over the years, but has maintained their original sound, the fans know.


KornIIIRememberWhoYouAre Korn, release their newest album “Korn III: Remember Who You Are”, that has been very much anticipated by their fans.

An Alternative Metal band that was formed in 1993, Korn has gain increasing popularity over the years.


The band has won two Grammy awards for their songs “Freak on a Leash” and “Here to Stay


Korn has release nine albums to date including their newest “Korn III: Remember Who You Are”.



Artist: CD:
Crowded House Intriguer
Fat Joe The Darkside Vol. 1
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse Dark Night of The Soul
The Maine Black & White
Tony Lucca Rendezvous With The Angels
M.I.A. Maya
Panda Bear Tomboy
Sting Symphonicities
Sun Kill Moon Admiral Fell Promises
School of Seven Bells Disconnect from Desire


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Friday, July 2, 2010

Dazed and Confused: Jake Holmes sues Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page, one of the most respected guitarists of Rock n Roll from the band Led Zeppelin is being sued for copyright infringement.


Dazed and Confused” which was released on Led Zeppelin’s debut album “Led Zeppelin” in 1969 is one of the most diverse and unique songs ever recorded. The songwriting credit on the album goes to Jimmy Page.


Now after 40 years Jake Holmes is stepping forward and claiming he owns the copyright to Dazed and Confused. This comes at a shock to many Zeppelin fans, but also as a shock to everyone in the music industry.


Listen to the following video of Jake Holmes recorded version of Dazed and Confused, which is from 1967. It is strikingly similar to Zeppelin’s version.

So now there is many questions, as why did Jimmy Page change the song to avoid copyright infringement, and claim himself as the sole songwriter.


Who is Jake Holmes?

Jake Holmes is a folk singer who opened up for the Yardbirds on an American tour in 1967. The Yardbirds loved the song, and they decided to do a version of their own on live shows. Their version featured the bowed guitar and extended instrumentals through the song.


So now we know who Jimmy Page is associated with Dazed and Confused.


After the Yardbirds had broken up, they had considered releasing their live version of Jake Holmes Dazed and Confused, but never did so.


When Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin, he presented them Dazed and Confused, which had changed the melody, and structure of the song, and copyrighted the song, knowingly it was plagiarism. Page presented the song as an original composition to the group.


Jake claims he had contacted Jimmy many times to discuss and resolve the copyright infringement that apparently exists, and Jimmy Page never responded to any of his requests.


Finally Jake has now sued Jimmy Page for copyright infringement on his song.


According to copyright laws, Jake would only be entitled to revenue from the last three years, this would worth millions just from compilations released in the last few years.


So the burning question remains, why did Jake Holmes wait 40 years to dispute the copyright? and why did Jimmy Page claim the song as an original composition all these years?


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ozzy Osbourne: Scream, Gus G Debuts his Guitar Magic

Ozzy Osbourne does it once again, adding another heavy rock album to a growing list of classic Ozzy albums. “Scream” Ozzy’s newest album shines through the heavy metal dust that he has collected over the last few years.


With a new guitarist Gus G, Ozzy adds another guitar master to the Ozzy worthy ranks. Gus G debuts his guitar magic on Scream, much like Ozzy’s past guitarists.


Here is the lOzzy_Osbourne_Screamist of classic Ozzy albums, with their respect guitar heroes. Although Ozzy has some albums that lack the heavy metal anthems, he does come back with a classic every few years, and with a new guitar hero.


    Blizzard of Oz (Randy Rhoads)

Diary of a Madman (Randy Rhoads)

Bark at the Moon (Jake E. Lee)

No More Tears (Zakk Wylde)

Scream (Gus G)


Gus G has been compared to Randy Rhoads by some critics, and the album Scream does prove it, and gives Gus G (Blizzard of Oz) kind of debut, like Randy had done. Although Randy is still by far the favorite of all Ozzy’s guitarists, Gus G might be the equivalent, but on his own terms, time will tell.


Some of the songs on “Scream” that makes Gus G shine are, Let it Die, Soul Sucker, Life Won’t Wait, Crucify, Diggin’ Me Down, and Time.

Ozzy has once again reclaimed his title as “Prince of Darkness”; the album is pure Ozzy at his best, and Ozzy the only way we want to know him. All the songs on the album are pure metal madness.


Track listing of Scream:

  1. “Let it Die”
  2. “Let Ne Hear You Scream”
  3. “Soul Sucker”
  4. “Life Won’t Wait”
  5. “Diggin’ Me Down”
  6. “Crucify”
  7. “Fearless”
  8. “Time”
  9. “I Want it More”
  10. “Latimer’s Mercy”
  11. “I Love You All”
  12. “One More Time” (i-Tunes Pre Order)
  13. “Jump The Moon” (Japanese Bonus Track)


Scream is a great album, that will be a classic, and part of the Ozzy catalog of classic albums.


Zakk Wylde with Black Label Society have released their newest album “Order Of The Black


By George luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Monday, June 21, 2010

Music Releases: Ozzy, Miley Cyrus, and Eminem

Music releases for week of June 22nd, has some big names, and anticipated releases. Some of the new music being released this week include Ozzy Osbourne, Miley Cyrus, and Eminem.


This will be an exciting week for new music, As there are a diverse selection of new music releases, and so many albums, that had been in the pipe line to be released for so long.


Ozzy Osbourne releases his new album “Scream”, which should be quite interesting for many reasons. This will be the first album that Ozzy has recorded without Zakk Wylde. Zakk had been replaced by Firewind’s guitarist Gus G. It will be interesting to see how the guitars will sound on Ozzy’s newest release.


Since the death of Randy Rhoads, Ozzy’s first guitarist after he left his band Black Sabbath. Zakk Wylde had been the most consistent and longest guitar member for Ozzy, and creating the Ozzy sound we have known  for the last 20 years. Gus G, Ozzy’s new guitarist will be the focus for the next few months.


Can't_Be_Tamed Miley Cyrus just recently released her newest album “Can’t Be Tamed”, which we see Miley making her transition from Hannah Montana, to a slightly more aggressive character, which is more or less “you’re typical teenage girl”.


Some of the reviews so far had been very judgmental on Miley’s music, abilities, and image.  One thing we have to remember about Miley Cyrus is she is a teenage girl, so she is naturally going to be going through changes, I think the critics are being a little harsh on Miley.


One thing we can say, Miley does co write all the songs on her latest album “Can’t Be Tamed”, so this is good achievement. Her new album should sell extremely well like the others, her legions of devoted fans are there. Interestingly Miley Cyrus will be someone to watch over the next 5 years, as she matures into a young woman.


Eminem is another anticipated release, with his new album “Recovery”, since it had been delayed a few times from being released. Many critics are giving it a thumbs down, but his fans will be the ones to judge “Recovery”. Eminem had always been an interesting artist, and sells very well. His fans have always been there waiting for him.


Other music being released this week also includes Cyndi Lauper, with her new album “Memphis Blues”, Uncle Kracker with an EP “Happy Hour – The South River Sessions, Dweezil Zappa, with “Return Of The Son Of…”.


The following is the balance of new releases this week.


Artist: Album:
Automatic Loveletter Truth or Dare
Allstar Weekend Suddenly
Chamillionaire Venom
Closed Heart Surgery The Blue Girl Dairies
Chemical Brothers Further
The Constellations Southern Gothic
Miley Cyrus Can’t Be Tamed
Derek Trucks Band Roadsongs
Danzig Deth Red Saboth
Eminem Recovery
Front Line Assembly Improvise Electronic Devise
Macy Gray The Sellout
Cyndi Lauper Memphis Blues
Herbie Hancock The Imagine Project
Kele Okereke The Boxer
Ozzy Osbourne Scream
The Roots How I Got Over
Pierce The Veil Selfish Machines
Semi Precious Weapons You Love You
Sia We Are Born
Sebastian Blanck Alibi Coast
Sabbath Assembly Restored To One
Stars The Five Ghosts
Uncle Kracker Happy Hour – The South River Sessions
Dweezil Zappa Return Of The Son Of…


By George Luker © Copyright Krule Music Group

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sarah McLachlan: Laws Of Illusion Music Review

Sarah McLachlan has released her latest album “Laws of Illusion”, which is an interesting, intriguing, and intimate album. Starting with the theme of the album “Laws of Illusion” it is a clear indication of the albums mood and theme.


The albums theme is love, lost, forgiveness, healing, and learning to love again.


SarahMcLachlan_LawsOfIllusion_cover Laws of Illusion has a great marketing style, which truly reflects the album, its intimate songs and mood. The album art of Sarah sitting on a quarter moon in the sky with stars all around is a wonderful picture.


One look at the picture, and you would first think it is a children’s album, or fairy tale, but in fact it is a fairy tale album, but for adults.


This is one of Sarah McLachlan’s most personal albums to date, that shines on her raw emotions of love, happiness, and reality of life. This album is a “women in music” kind of album, which describes a woman’s feelings.


Songs on the album like Awakenings, Illusions Of Bliss, and Rivers Of Love give the listener the emotions, beauty of the melodies, and the hope of love to come. Sarah does a great job at crafting her songs and melodies, and along with her unique and recognizable voice, which undeniably make them Sarah McLachlan songs.


All the songs on the album are pretty much like a theme album, and a real life fairy tale.


Amazingly “Laws Of Illusion” is an album that kind of goes back to her roots in music, at the same time is very consistent with her singing and melody, but also moves forward, as she has matured in her lyrics.


Sarah McLachlan sings songs about what we all go through, love, love lost, the pain and agony, as well as moving forward and hoping for a new love and life.


Laws of Illusion contain 12 songs, which are remarkably great songs.


Track Listing of Laws of Illusion:

  1. Awakenings
  2. Illusions Of Bliss
  3. Loving You Is Easy
  4. Changes
  5. Forgiveness
  6. Rivers Of Love
  7. Love Come
  8. Out Of Tune
  9. Heartbreak
  10. Don’t Give Up On Us
  11. U Want Me 2
  12. Bring On The Wonder

Sarah McLachlan is one of Canada’s most underrated Divas, and is often over looked since everyone is fixed on Celine Dion, (which in respect to her is fine) but Sarah is the real diva here.


Laws Of Illusion is a great album, and is sure to please all of Sarah’s fans. With Lilith Fair around the corner, the songs on her album will reflect women in music on the upcoming tour.


With over 40 million albums sold worldwide, countless charities she promotes, and Lilith Fair, there is only one thing you can say about Sarah McLachlan, Brava to a Diva.


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Music Releases: Sarah McLachlan, Drake

Music releases for the week of June 15th include Sarah McLachlan, Drake, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the following below.


The two most interesting releases this week are Sarah McLachlan with her new album “The Laws Of Illusion” and Drake with his debut release of “Thank Me Later”.


SarahMcLachlan_LawsOfIllusion_cover Sarah McLachlan’s release of The Laws Of Illusion, is a well planned release, and just in time for the Lilith Fair tour.


Lilith Fair was founded by Canadian musician Sarah McLachlan in 1997. Lilith Fair is a tour and music festival, celebrating and promoting women in music. There has only been two tours so far, which was in 1997, and 1999. Lilith Fair 2010 marks the third tour and festival.


The main objective and purpose of Lilith Fair, is to promote women in music, and act as a fund raiser for women’s charities in North America. To date Lilith has raised over $10 million. The tour had been a huge success in the past, and is expected to be just as successful this year.


Confirmed artists for Lilith Fair include Sarah McLachlan, rock band Heart, Loretta Lynn, Indigo Girls, Kelly Clarkson, Emmy Lou Harris, Mary J. Blige, Cheryl Crow, just to name a few of the divas. The complete list of tour dates and women artists are listed at Lilith Fair.


Drake has an extreme anticipated debut release with “Thank Me Later”, Drake is a Canadian actor, best know on the teen TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation.


Discovered for his talent by Lil’ Wayne, Drake was singed to Lil’ Wayne’s record label “Young Money Entertainment”, which is distributed by Universal Records.


The following new music is also being releases today.


Artist: Album:
Laurie Anderson Homeland
Devo Something for Everybody
Cowboy Junkies Renmin Park
Drake Thank Me Later
The Gaslight Anthem American Slang
Foals Total Life Forever
Light Pollution Apparitions
In Fear and Faith Imperial
Papa Roach To Be Loved
Sarah McLachlan The Laws Of Illusion
Pitbull Armando
Rasputina Sister Kinderhood
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Mojo
Stewart Kicks
Robyn Body Talk Pt. 1
We Are Scientists Barbara


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, have a unique was to sell their newest release “Mojo”, the band is on tour to promote their new release, from their website it states, that every ticket purchase for their tour, gets you a free download of the album mojo. Details are listed on their website Tom Petty.


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Music Releases: Christina Aguilera, Jewel

New music releases for the week of June 8th. include Christina Aguilera, Jewel, Iggy Pop, The Cure, and many others listed below.


The two new music releases this week, that are going to be very interesting, would be Christina Aguilera with her new album Bionic, and Jewel with her new album Sweet And Wild.




Christina Aguilera releases “Bionic”, which is going back to her dance music days of “Genie in a Bottle”, this should be an album that goes back to doing what she had done best in the past.


Christina’s last CD “Back To Basics”, was a change from her usual techno dance music, with a Jazzy style music, which alienated most of her fans.


Since the birth of her son, Christina had been out of the spot light, since then a new queen had emerged in the “Shock and Awe” visual technique.



Will Xtina come back to claim her title of Sexy, Sleazy, and Outrageous performer?, or will Lady Gaga keep the title and challenge Xtina?


The next month, will prove who and how this will happen. Christina Augilera’s Bionic will be reviewed shortly.


Next up on the interesting music releases is Jewel, and her new CD “Sweet And Wild”. Jewel continues her country music stint with Sweet And Wild, with songs such as “Once upon a time, used to feel so fine”, and Sweet and Wild”. Jewel’s last two albums had been a change from her coffee house folk music, which we had known her for.


Front Stage, will review Jewel, and Christina’s new CD’s shortly. The rest of the list is new music that is also being released as of today.


Artist: CD:
Against me White Crosses
Christina Aguilera Bionic
Jewel Sweet and Wild
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Before Today
Blitzen Trapper Destroyer of the Void
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles
The Cringe Play Thing
Delta Spirit History From Below
Darkness Death Squad
Deer Tick The Dirt Sessions
Hot Hot Heat Future Beeds
Hanson Shout it Out
Here We Go Magic Pigeons
Iggy Pop California Hitchhike (Live)
Kaiser Cartel Secret Transit
Lil Jon Crunk Rock
Angie Mattson Skeleton Arms
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Olafur Arnalds The Weight of Darkness
Plies Goon Affiliated
Ratatat LP4
The Roots How I Got Over
Rooney Eureka
Sia We Are Born
Saving Abel Miss America
Teenage Fanclub Shadows
Tokyo Police Club Champ
Uffie Sex Dreams & Denim Jeans
Villagers Becoming a Jackal
Gary Wright Connected


This list of new releases is not a complete listing. Enjoy all the new music. Stay tuned for the music reviews to come shortly.


By George Luker © Copyright Krule Music Group



Thursday, June 3, 2010

Clay Aiken: Interview on the View, Live Unchained Melody

Clay Aiken was on the TV show The View, where the ladies conducted a live interview, which Clay discusses many subjects from American Idol, to personal issues. Watch Clay perform a timeless classic “Unchained Melody

Unchained Melody, is one of the many classic songs, that Clay recorded on his latest CD “Tried & True” which was released June 1st. Clay Aiken holds himself well, and is a very professional first class act.


Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard (American Idol) will be on the road with their “Timeless” tour, which is set to kick off on July 23rd in Ashville, North Carolina.


Clay, is the kind of recording artist, that is amazing to listen to, but is much more interesting and intimate to see him perform all the classic songs live. Be sure to check your local ticket agent for tickets, incase they sell out fast.


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

F.Y.E Exclusive First Time Limited Music Offer

F.Y.E. (For Your Entertainment) has a first time offer, which is only until June.15th. For the first time ever F.Y.E. is offering $10 off of orders on $30 or more. F.Y.E. is the largest reseller of USED CD’s and DVD’s in the US.

Used CD's & DVD's at fye. $10 OFF when you spend $30 or more Code=USED103M Expires June 15


F.Y.E. (For Your Entertainment) has more than 600 stores in the US, their primary business is USED music CD’s and DVD’s, making them the largest reseller. Their online store, which is separate from the mall store locations, has a huge selection of music.


F.Y.E. competes directly with Amazon for the USED music and the DVD market. What separates F.Y.E. from Amazon, is the huge selection they have in inventory of new and used music.

Used CD's & DVD's at fye. $10 OFF when you spend $30 or more Code=USED103M Expires June 15


F.Y.E. offers many discounts on their website, which includes FREE shipping on orders over $30. They have exclusive deals and offers every single week, so when you shopping around for music CD’s or DVD’s you should have a look at the F.Y.E. website.


Their new releases also include Clay Aiken Tried & True, for a music review, see our post. Clay Aiken Tried and True: Songs for You Tried & True is expected to be a huge hit for Clay Aiken, a CD that will please all his loyal fans, and new fans as well. Tried & True, is a timeless CD of great classic songs.


Again for a limited time only, which is until June 15 so act now.

Used CD's & DVD's at fye. $10 OFF when you spend $30 or more Code=USED103M Expires June 15


F.Y.E. Exclusive first time limited offer expires soon.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Clay Aiken Tried and True: Songs for You.

Clay Aiken’s new CD “Tried and True” is finally released, all of Clay’s fans are sure to be in heaven listening to this great album. All the songs from Tried and True showcase the vocal abilities, and extreme talent this young man has. Tried and True is really Songs for You.


The new CD has some of the classic songs, that Clay had sung on American Idol like Mack the Knife and Unchained Melody, which is guaranteed to please all fans old and new.


Clay-Aikmen-Tried-&-True,-Songs-for-You The best part about Clay Aiken’s new CD Tried and True, it is all classic songs, which we all know, so it gives Clay that ability to really show the world, his God given talent.


Clay does real justice on Can’t Take My Eyes off You, which he gives the song a new feel, to an oldie but goody classic, a real feel good to be in love kind of song.


Crying a Roy Orbison classic, is a great song that Clay and Linda Eder duet together, the two of them have an amazing melody singing together.


On What Kind of Fool Am I, you can hear Clay’s emotions in his voice, which gives the song its extra boast, and makes you feel the raw emotions of the song itself.


The rest of the songs on Tried and True are all great to listen to, and definitely worth buying the album for, nothing that is disappointing at all.


Here are the song titles that are on Tried and True.


  1. Can’t Take My Eyes off You
  2. What Kind of Fool Am I
  3. It’s Only Make Believe
  4. Misty
  5. Mack the Knife
  6. It’s Impossible
  7. Unchained Melody
  8. Suspicious Minds
  9. Crying (Duet with Linda Eder)
  10. There’s a Kind of Hush
  11. Moon River


Overall a great CD, that will not disappoint anyone. Clay Aiken’s Tried and True is songs for you. We strongly recommend this new CD. It is available in stores now and online. You can purchase the album from Amazon from the link above.

Tried and True



By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Monday, May 31, 2010

Music Releases: Clay Aiken Tried & True

New music releases for the week of June 1st. There are not as many releases as usual, but have some potential good releases.


Clay-aiken-tried-and-true-cover-art Clay Aiken (American Idol 2nd place contestant) will release his new album of standards, which is expected to be quite interesting. With songs such as “Can’t Take My Eye’s Off You”, “Suspicious Minds”, and “Crying”.


Other songs from “Tried & True” include Unchained Melody, It’s Only Make Believe, What Kind of Fool Am I, Misty, It’s Impossible, There’s a Kind of Hush, and Moon River (Duet with Vince Gill)


Clay Aiken, was the surprise talent of American Idol season 2, coming in second place. Aiken had proven to be the most successful signed recording artist of season 2 American Idol.


Other music being released this week are

Born Ruffians

Say It

Taio Cruz




Hawthorne Heights Skeletons
Jack Johnson

To The Sea

Tift Merritt

See You On The Moon

The Melvins

The Bride Screamed Murder

Paul Weller Wake Up The Nation
Sleigh Bells


Steve Howe Trio

Travelling (Live)

Setting Sun



Juice Water


Update: Clay Aiken’s Tried and True, is Songs for You. a more detailed review of this amazing new release.


The Steve Howe Trio, would be an interesting release, since it is Jazz music, compared to Howe’s music with Yes.


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

As I Lay Dying: The Powerless Rise is Released

As I Lay Dying a metalcore band from San Diego released their much anticipated 5th album “The Powerless Rise” from Metal blade records.


The band consisting of Tim Lambesis (Vocals), Jordan Mancino (Drums), Josh Gilbert (Bass), Nick Hipa (Lead Guitar), and Phil Sgrosso (Rhythm Guitar) recorded “The Powerless Rise” between October 2009 and February 2010.

 As I Lay Dying- The Powerless Rise

The end result is a metal album aimed to please all of their fans, and metal fans in general. As I Lay Dying is known for being as Christian band, although you wouldn’t know it from the sound of their music.


The Powerless Rise 

Is available from Amazon at the lowest price of $7.49 for the complete CD.


“The Powerless Rise” was produced by Daniel Castelman and Adam Dutkiewicz, below is the track listing of the new album.


  • "Beyond Our Suffering"
  • "Anodyne Sea"
  • "Without Conclusion"
  • "Parallels"
  • "The Plague"
  • "Anger and Apathy"
  • "Condemned"
  • "Upside Down Kingdom"
  • "Vacancy"
  • "The Only Constant Is Change"
  • "The Blinding of False Light"


As I Lay Dying made their strongest chart listing with their 2007 album “An Ocean Between Us” which peaked at number 8.


As I Lay Dying has already released five albums to date, this is including their newly released “The Powerless Rise”.


Beneath The Encasing of Ashes from 2001 (Debut Album)

Frail Words Collapse (2003)

Shadows Are Security (2005)

An Ocean Between Us (2007)


The band will announce shortly their touring schedule, as they go on the road to promote their newest release “The Powerless Rise”.


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April Wine: Inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

April Wine is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Michael Bublé brings it home as the biggest award winner of the night.


The 39th annual Juno awards in Canada was hosted in St. John’s Newfoundland. It is an annual event that praises and awards the best Canadian artists in the music industry. Michael Bublé was the biggest winner of the night for his album “Crazy Love” taking four Juno awards including single of the year for his song “Haven’t Met You Yet”. Bob Rock won producer of the year for Bublé’s album.


Other winners included K’naan for artist of the year, Johnny Reid (Country Artist of the year) for his album “Dance with Me”, Billy Talent with “Billy Talent III) for Rock album of the year. There were many other winners with all their respected albums and genre’s.



One of the highlights of the night was April Wine, one of the biggest Canadian rock bands from the 70’s and 80’s. April Wine is now the newest member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.


April Wine was formed in 1969 in Waverley (near Halifax), Nova Scotia, then relocated to Montreal, to begin their rock n roll quest. April Wine fronted by Myles Goodwyn and original members David Henman, Ritchie Henman, and Jim Henman, set out to start the Canadian rock legacy.


Once they arrived in Montreal, April Wine was signed to Aquarius Records, and recorded their debut album “April Wine” in 1971, which gave them their first commercial hit “Fast Train”, that was played on all radio stations across the country.


Many of April Wine’s albums had been Gold and Platinum certified. With such big hits as “Just Between You and Me”, “You Could Have Been a Lady”, “Tonight is a Wonderful Time to Fall in Love”, “I Wouldn’t Want to Lose Your Love”, “Roller”, “I Like to Rock”, and many other great singles, proved there were a great rock n roll band.

April Wine Logo



April Wines continues to tour today, playing roughly 100 shows a year. Myles Goodwyn is the only original founding member left in the band today.


As the newest members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, April Wine knows the meaning to “I Like to Rock”.




By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Jimi Hendrix: The Man, Magic, Truth and Legend.

Jimi Hendrix, after forty years made it back to #1 on the Billboard chart for hard rock albums, for his new release “Valleys of Neptune”.


This marks an historic event, and even a Guinness Book of World Records, for the only artist to chart back on billboard four decades after his death, and reach the number 1 spot. Only Elvis comes close with his re entry after twenty six years after his death.


Valleys of Neptune, is clearly a great album of mostly new material from Jimi Hendrix. The Hendrix estate had mentioned they will be making a few releases over the next few years of previously un released Hendrix recordings.


Jimi Hendrix is considered by (Rolling Stone Magazine) the greatest guitarist of all time.


Jimi Hendrix: The Man, the magic, the Truth

This book is possibly the best biography on Jimi Hendrix, which as the title of the book mentions, The Man, the Magic, and the Truth about the man who is the greatest guitarist of all time.

This book is a must read for all Jimi Hendrix fans, and for the new fans who don’t know much about Jimi Hendrix.


There is not too much in depth info on Jimi Hendrix, other than references to his music, songs, and front stage antics. We all know he put his 1965 Fender Stratocaster on fire on the stage.


A quick update on Jimi Hendrix’s 1965 Fender Stratocaster.



Hendrix’s Stratocaster that he set on fire on stage, had been stored in a garage for over forty years, it was recently discovered.


The burnt 1965 Fender Stratocaster, had recently been sold at an auction for over $400,000.00.



Just listen to some of Jimi Hendrix’s song, and it is undeniable the talent Jimi had, and the wonderful music he shared with us all.


to sum up a description of Jimi Hendrix, it would have to be the following.

Jimi Hendrix, The Man, Magic, Truth, and Legend.


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Lady Gaga’s $30 Million Saga

Lady Gaga is being sued by Rob Fusari over royalties owed, claiming to be $30.5 million USD. In the lawsuit it claims Mr. Fusari had already received over $600,000 to date.


Rob Fusari was the co-executive producer on Lady Gaga’s debut album “The Fame” Rob also co-wrote four songs on the album, “Paparazzi”, “Beautiful, Dirty, And Rich”, “Brown Eyes”, and “Disco Heaven”. He also co-wrote “Retro, Dance, Freak”, and “Again Again” which was on the European release of The Fame.

Lady Gaga and Rob Fusari

Rob Fusari, is responsible for Lady Gaga’s fame, when he met her in 2006, he helped transform her from a rock artist to a dance artist. He is also the one who came up with her stage name “Lady Gaga”. Rob and Lady Gaga were romantically involved with each other in her early stages of her career. Rob was also the one who got her a record deal in the early days.


Lady Gaga is not his first success as a song writer with an artist. Rob had worked and written songs for Destiny’s Child. He wrote “Bootylicous”, “Apple Pie A La Mode”, “Happy ace”, and “Thank You” for their Survivor album.


Rob also worked with Whitney Houston’s comeback album, with a song he wrote “Love That Man” which reached # 1 on the Billboard dance charts.


The lawsuit against Lady Gaga is for $30.5 million, which has some people doubting, that she has even made that much, and if she has made that much, he is not entitled to $30.5 million. The Gaga Saga continues…


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lady Gaga: Fashionate Front Stage Saga

Lady Gaga continues her phenomenal saga. Making head lines, fashion statements and making her mark on the music scene, as well as the fashion scene. Will we see Lady Gaga on the catwalk one day?


To understand a little more on the Lady Gaga Phenomenon, you could read or previous post Lady Gaga: Phenomenon, Satire, or Good Marketing?.


Lady Gaga’s flair for fashion, glamour and abundant style is something that can’t be denied. Fashion designers around the world are on cloud nine, as they have a high profile celebrity walking the urban catwalk everyday. Lady Gaga’s Haute Couture might become casual women’s fashion.


Lady-Gaga-FashionateDesigners such as Jimmy Choo, Valentino, Fendi, Givenchy, and Armani are franticly designing outrageous outfits, shoes and handbags for the Poker Face Paparazzi singer.


Lady Gaga’s passion, desire, fashion, and fame have earned her a new title of Fashionate woman.


As in the lyrics of her song Fashion

“Fashion put it all on me, Don't you want to see these clothes on me”

Fashionate Front Stage Lady Gaga.


When she comes out with a new album she could name it Fashionate Front Stage Lady Gaga or Fashionate Front Stage Saga.


Lady Gaga: Behind the Fame
In little over a year Lady Gaga went from struggling as a performer in New York to the an over night sensation and phenomenon.

From her outrageous outfits to elaborate live shows and out-spoken politics, her life is one grand performance.

In Lady Gaga: Behind the Fame, Emily Herbert goes into detail,  behind the costumes and the gossip to find out how Stefani Germanotta, the self-confessed "weird-girl" transformed herself into the most talked about pop figure of the new decade.

An interesting read about the “Mother Monster”. A must read for all “Little Monsters”.


Since 2008 with the release of The Fame, and 2009’s The Fame Monster, we all know who Lady Gaga is. Lady Gaga is a Fashionate woman with style, flair, and artistic etiquette.


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lady Gaga, Acoustic Live Paparazzi

Here is a clip of Lady Gaga Live in Australia, at the Chappell.

Great Live performance of Paparazzi on the acoustic piano.

She does have a great voice, and she is quite the piano player.

Live in Australia, Lady Gaga is in style and on key as always. Her performance here is just simply stunning, not only with her playing, but her singing, and her style of vocals.


Lady Gaga performs many acoustic versions of her songs at different concerts, but the best shows are always the smaller venues, where you can hear he voice carry without the echo of a large stadium or arena.


Paparazzi played acoustic style I find is much better than her studio version, but that CD track is just as good. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lil Wayne: Rebirth behind bars is nine new videos

Lil Wayne’s 1 year jail sentence will begin in March, but all year we will have new videos to watch. Lil Wayne’s Rebirth behind bars is nine new videos.


Lil Wayne was extrlil-wayne-mug-shot-take-3emely busy over the super bowl week-end, as he shot 9 videos in a 48 hour period. Could possibly be a Guinness world record, for the most shot videos, in the shortest amount of time.


Videos that were shot over the 48 hour period were “Da Da Da,” “Knockout” and “Get a Life” from his Rebirth Album. The brand new Weezy song from Carter IV “Da Da Da” also features rock band Mayday.


With Lil Wayne behind bars for a year, we will have new videos to watch, and new music to listen to.


Lil Wayne is rap artist for Cash Money Records. Who is a multi Grammy nominated artist for his album “Tha Carter III”


His new album “Rebirth” was just released, and is Lil Wayne’s first Rock Album.


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jimi Hendrix: 2010 Valleys of Neptune

2010 will be an exciting year for music, as we will have a new Jimi Hendrix release. “Valleys of Neptune” will be a new album of all new material recorded by The Jimi Hendrix Experience.



Some of the songs to be released will be

“Mr. Bad Luck”, “Fire”, a cover of Cream's “Sunshine of Your Love”, and “Crying Blue Rain”


Some re recorded and re arranged originals like Lover Man, and Red House will also be included. The album will have 12 songs.


Valleys of Neptune, will have a different approach and feel, as Jimi shifts from the psychedelic playing we all know to a more strait forward R&B style. 


The new album will be released on March 09 2010.


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