By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Jay Z's upcoming studio album will go to a million users of Samsung smartphones three days before its official release in a promotional deal, but the distribution is unlikely to count toward official sales figures, an industry expert said on Monday. Jay Z, 43, announced on Sunday in a three-minute television commercial during the telecast of basketball's NBA Finals that his latest album "Magna Carter Holy Grail" will be released on July 4 exclusively to 1 million users of Samsung smartphones who had downloaded a special app. ...
By Ellen Sowerby LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran British rock bands Motorhead and Black Sabbath were crowned the kings of heavy metal on Monday, winning the top accolades at the UK's top metal music awards, the Metal Hammer Golden Gods. Motorhead, best known for its 1980 hit "Ace of Spades", received the Golden Gods awards at the 11th annual ceremony for making a significant contribution to the rock and heavy metal industry over nearly four decades. Black Sabbath won the award for best album for "13" which soared to No. ...
By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - The British rock band Black Sabbath's album "13!" has given them a first British Number One album in nearly 43 years, a record interval between chart-toppers, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday. Black Sabbath were last at the top of the UK chart with their second album, "Paranoid". "I'm in shock!" Black Sabbath front man Ozzy Osbourne told the Official Charts Company. "The success of this album has blown me off my feet. We've never had a record climb the charts so fast. ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kim Deal, the bass player behind some of the Pixies' biggest hits, has left the 1980s alternative rock band, its remaining members said on Friday. Deal's pulsing bass and understated singing punctuated the influential group's early songs, which won critical acclaim for their quick bursts of sound and wild guitars. "We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies," the band's singer-guitarist Black Francis, drummer David Lovering and guitarist Joey Santiago said in a statement posted on their Facebook page. ...
Honor by August
Draftmaster Keg Club Tanners 5-22-13
Andy Grammer & Parachute 3.29.2013
Ed Sheeran Q Acoustic Leinie Lounge 3.14.13
Neon Trees 3.3.13
Lifehouse at the Whiskey Roadhouse
Missy Higgins 9-14-12
Q Bud Light Launch Party
Graffiti6 in the Cricket Wireless Q Acoustic Lounge 7/9/12
NeedToBreathe Q Acoustic 03.13.12
Pool Party 2012
All-American Rejects Q Acoustic 1.30.12
Scars On 45 10.17.11
Three Days Grace Q Acoustic 9.23.11
Sara Bareilles Q Acoustic 8.6.11
Goo Goo Dolls & Michelle Branch Q Acoustic 7.15.11
Cage The Elephant Q Acoustic 7.5.11
Q Pool Party 2011
Panic! At The Disco Q Acoustic 6.29.11
Andy Grammer Q Acoustic 6.21.11
Jack's Mannequin Q Acoustic 6.20.11