Archives for March 12, 2010

Throwback Friday: “Holding Back the Years” by Simply Red

Rounding out my music related posts for today, I wanted to pick something mellow from the 80s and “Holding Back the Years” by Simply Red came to mind. It’s on their album entitled “Picture Book” originally released in 1985. Simply Red’s lead singer Mick Hucknall (aka “Red”) from the UK wrote the song when he was 17 years old. The song is inspired by Red’s childhood having been raised by his father after his mother left the home when he was 3 years old. “Holding Back the Years” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1986.

Fresh Music: Diggy Simmons remix of Nas’ “Made You Look” as “Flow Stoopid” (free mp3 download)

Having the internet going nuts last Friday being the first to release a remix to Drake’s “Over” and dropping “Just The Beginning” wasn’t enough for the younger Simmons. Hopping in the studio once again, Diggy Simmons got the “clearance from Nas” and wrecks “Made You Look” and created “Flow Stoopid.” Don’t forget to check out Diggy’s, “The First Flight” mixtape which was dropped in December.

Daniel Lioneye confirm release of “Vol. II” on April 27

The End Records is proud to announce the worldwide release of “VOL. II” from Daniel Lioneye (on Warner Bros. Records in Finland), the side project from members of HIM (, on April 27th. Consisting of Linde (HIM) on guitars, bass and vocals, Burton (HIM) on keyboards and Bolton (Enochian Crescent) on drums, the band has always embraced breaking boundaries and taking new directions, which is exactly what they did on their sophomore release.

VNV Nation announces US tour in support of “Of Faith, Power and Glory

In support to their widely-hailed seventh studio album “Of Faith, Power and Glory” on Anachron America, electronic rock pioneers VNV Nation will be launching a national tour in San Francisco on March 16th and circling the states (tour dates below). The special guests on select shows include [:SITD:] ( and Aerodrone ( Kicking off what will be a very busy year, the Irish/English duo will also be releasing “Crossing the Divide,” a collection of remixes from their current album by Jade Puget from AFI, Rotersand, Reaper, Leæther Strip, Architect and more and will be released in May 2010 (more info soon).

Bullet for My Valentine’s 3rd album “Fever” April 27, US tour dates with Chiodos and Airbourne

New York, NY- Bullet For My Valentine have announced dates for their US headline tour in support of the band’s upcoming third release, FEVER, in stores April 27th and featuring the blistering single “Your Betrayal” which was the #1 most added track on alternative radio. This marks the bands first trip back to American soil since playing the main stage at The Mayhem Festival last summer.