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2011-05-03 09:30:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- R.E.M. has teamed with Capitol/I.R.S. for the July 12 release of an expanded 25th Anniversary 2CD and digital edition of the band's 1986 album, Lifes Rich Pageant. The new edition features the digitally remastered original album, plus 19 previously unreleased demo recordings cut prior to the album's studio sessions. The commemorative release also adds new liner notes by music journalist and author Parke Puterbaugh, with the 2CD package...

2008-09-18 18:00:35

Warner Bros Records released four songs from Daniel Powter's upcoming new album, Under the Radar, as a digital EP sold exclusively through iTunes starting this week. Entitled Songs From Under the Radar, the EP will be available through all online retailers beginning September 30th. It includes Powter's debut European single "Next Plane Home," as well as "Whole World Around,""Best of Me," and "Am I Still The One." Released in Europe on September 15, Under the Radar is scheduled to be...

2008-06-14 15:00:16

By RICK MASSIMO MANSFIELD, Mass. -- Bands who haven't been around as long as R.E.M. are getting judged on whether they've "still got" what they had all those years ago, whereas it seems an inept question in R.E.M.'s case -- particularly after they tore through the speedy "Living Well Is the Best Revenge," from this year's Accelerate album, to open their show last night at the Comcast Center. The work of the Athens, Ga.-based band (with permanent and original members singer Michael Stipe,...

2006-08-09 11:17:06

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - With a margin of only a few hundred copies, "NOW 22" returned to the No. 1 spot on the U.S. pop albums charts Wednesday, preventing rapper DMX from posting his sixth consecutive chart-topper. The multi-label hits package rose one place to No. 1 after selling 127,000 units in the week ended August 6, according to Nielsen Soundscan. It has spent three non-consecutive weeks at the top. DMX's "Year of the Dog ... Again" followed with 126,000 copies...

2006-04-27 12:02:08

By Clover Hope NEW YORK (Billboard) - Canadian singer/songwriter Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" led the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a fifth week Thursday, while reggae star Sean Paul's "Temperature" and rapper T.I.'s "What You Know" stayed put at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. "Bad Day" is tied for the longest-running No. 1 of 2006 with "Check on It" by Beyonce featuring Slim Thug. It is also tied with the Everly Brothers' "Cathy's Clown" and Prince's "When Doves Cry" as the...

2006-04-12 06:33:44

By Michael Paoletta NEW YORK (Billboard) - It's shaping up as a good year for Canadian singer/songwriter Daniel Powter, who has ruled the U.S. pop singles chart for two weeks with his tune "Bad Day." The piano-infused pop song has also been the most digitally downloaded single at iTunes for the past couple of weeks. Its accompanying video (featuring Samaire Armstrong of "The OC"), meanwhile, was recently put into heavy rotation on VH1. And in what has perhaps become the...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'