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ALICE IN CHAINS ANNOUNCE U.S TOUR

BAND POSTS NEW SONG ONLINE NEW ALBUM BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE IN STORES SEPTEMBER 29 Los Angeles, CA (June 30, 2009) — ALICE IN CHAINS are giving fans a sneak preview of their highly anticipated upcoming album BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE (Virgin/EMI) by posting a brand-new song online. The seven-minute-long track, titled “A […]

Iggy Pop Times Talk in June 24th

Friend and colleague Anne M. Raso tells The Mac Wire that Iggy Pop’s Times Talk held which was held on June 24th was a journey through Iggy’s influences. Vintage film clips of Iggy’s heroes—from Louis Armstrong to James Brown to the Ramones were shown and then Iggy commented on why he loved that particular musical […]

R.E.M. TO RELEASE LIVE DIGITAL EP

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– R.E.M. will release a live digital EP, entitled Reckoning Songs From The Olympia, through iTunes and all digital service providers on July 7th, 2009. The EP features live versions of four songs from the band’s beloved second album Reckoning that were recorded during R.E.M.’s “working rehearsals” at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre in July […]

GREEN DAY’S 21ST CENTURY BREAKDOWN IS CERTIFIED GOLD BY THE R.I.A.A.

BURBANK, Calif. – (Business Wire) 21stCentury Breakdown, the latest studio album from Reprise Records’ Green Day, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album was released by Reprise Records on May 15th, 2009, and debuted at No. 1 on theBillboard Top 200 chart, as well as on the Rock, Active […]

DOLLY PARTON GOES PLATINUM IN U.K.

As DOLLY PARTON readies her DOLLY LIVE IN LONDON CD/DVD for an anticipated early November release worldwide on Dolly Records, the iconic superstar’s overseas success is re-underlined as The Very Best of Dolly Parton has been certified platinum in the U.K., with sales of over 300,000 copies. DOLLY LIVE IN LONDON also features the singer, […]

TWILIGHT BEAUTY MAKEUP

Twilight-inspired make up is coming a big way. There will be two different lines—Luna Twilight and Volturi. A stylist for the lines commented: “Luna Twilight is more luxurious of the two offerings—the packaging is heartbreakingly gorgeous and the formulas are more sophisticated than the alternate collection.” The makeup release date hasn’t been announced yet, but […]

The Highline Ballroom Presents THE BEACH at GOVERNORS ISLAND

Live Music and Family Entertainment Minutes Off the Coast of Lower Manhattan July thru October 2009 Featuring performances from ERYKAH BADU; THE B-52s; MOS DEF; DARK STAR ORCHESTRA with KELLER WILLIAMS; BUCKETHEAD; THE HIP HOP KARAOKE BARBECUE; BADFISH, THE EASY STAR ALL-STARS, COLLIE BUDDZ and THE CANNABIS CUP ALL-STARS; TRAGEDY with THE SCHOOL OF ROCK […]

ROBERT PATTINSON WINS MOST HANDSOME MAN IN THE WORLD TITLE

Well, it’s no suprise that our boy, Robert Pattinson recently won Vanity Fair‘s Most Hanndsome Man poll. He blew the competition away by 51percent. Second place was scored by Brad Pitt and Nacho Figueras came in third with 12 and 13 percent. Captain Jack Johnny Depp surprisingly came in 4th at only seven percent.

JIM CARREY NOMINATED FOR TWO TEEN CHOICE AWARDS

Jim Carrey last won the surfboard trophy in 2000. Okay if any teens are fans of Jim Carrey and we know there are many, please go to the Teen Choice Awards website and vote for our favorite funny man! The three categories he is listed in are: Favorite Actor: Comedy and Movie: Comedy and Choice […]

CHER HEADING BACK TO THE BIG SCREEN

As previously reported here on THE MAC WIRE, Academy Award winner Cher has now signed on to star in a new movie musical Burlesque. Grammy winner Christina Aguilera will be her co-star. Variety reports that Steven Antin, who wrote the screenplay will be directing the film. Aguilera plays a young midwestern girl who arrives in […]

NEW B.B.KING BLUES CLUB ADDITIONS

Saturday, July 25 American Idol’s BO BICE Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm $25 adv, $30 at door Don’t worry; that wasn’t an imposter who was named “American Idol’s” Season 4 runner-up in 2005. But the Bo Bice people saw on the show and heard on the subsequent gold-certified album THE REAL THING was just […]

GREEN DAY OFFICIAL 21 GUNS VIDEO

Watch GREEN DAY’S 21 GUNS video here. Our favorite punks from the Bay Area are never short on firepower in this clip that also features some serious lip-locking. By the way, we just love the way Billie Joe curls his lip! (a little like Elvis, maybe?). 21 Guns directed by Marc Webb, who has filmed […]