Media outlets take note. This doesn't mean his new album is harder, tougher or more 'serious.' I think.

A new iPad app about George Harrison will be released on 23 February. The new release allows users to tour through the late Beatle's guitar collection and will be available through iTunes. Check out the preview below. [vimeo 35123541 w=400 h=225]The George Harrison Guitar Collection from George Harrison on Vimeo.

Source: NME The Cribs are set to release their first album since 2009's 'Ignore The Ignorant' and their first as a three-piece since 2007's 'Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever' this April. The album has the working title 'In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull', and has been produced by Dave Fridmann...

From Paste Magazine With products like Apple’s Garageband and ProTools becoming staples on the computers of a new generation of young musicians, recording albums at home could very easily become the new norm for indie bands. But it hasn’t always been that way, and today we’re celebrating some past releases...

From Flavorwire: This week saw the release of Bat Chain Puller, the “lost” Captain Beefheart album. Although its songs have been available on various bootlegs, the album — recorded with Frank Zappa in 1976 — has never officially been released until now. In the intervening years, it’s become something of...

From Flavorwire: The Big Pink’s new album Future This is out this week, and the fact that they’ve sampled Laurie Anderson’s “O Superman” on one of their new tracks got us thinking about other unlikely samples in the world of music. Of course, The Big Pink have been on the...

From Flavorwire Country music doesn’t have much of a reputation for sticking its neck out on the gender-equality front. The genre is better known for the sentiments expressed in Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” than for asserting women’s rights. But there are plenty of rock-em sock-em female country artists...

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Fplaylists%2F1339935 Essential Mix by ThatEricAlper

Fun fact: With US album sales of 68.6 million, Garth Brooks is the best-selling album artist dating to the 1991 advent of Soundscan. And he hasn't put out an album since 2001's Scarecow. According to the RIAA, he is the second best-selling solo albums artist in the United States of all...

Are you Traditional, sentimental, or Green? By: Candace Alper Many different things go into the mix when parents set out to choose a name for their baby. You want it to fit you, your family, your brand. Our loves, our past, our hopes, our philosophies are deeply...

She's tougher than most metal bands I do PR for. YOU tell her to go bed. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU6U-8LP1DY&w=560&h=315]

Source: Exclaim Magazine Although Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently taking a break while singer Anthony Kiedis recovers from foot surgery, the California funk veterans nevertheless have a busy promotional ahead of them. In addition to a slew of dates in the U.S. and around the world, the group have...

Johnny Otis, the musician, bandleader, songwriter, impresario, disc jockey and talent scout who was often called “the godfather of rhythm and blues,” died on Tuesday at his home in Altadena, Calif. He was 90. From the NY Times Leading a band in the late 1940s that combined the high musical...

Lana Del Rey: Can Artifice Survive in the Age of Adele? Spinner/AOL by Renee Gold 2011 was another dismal year for the economy. With U.S. layoffs soaring, European protests raging and 'Occupy Wall Street' dominating North American news all fall, the recession was etched into our collective psyches. Yet somehow the...

Apparently in retaliation for U.S. prosecutors shutting down the controversial Megaupload file-sharing site and arresting its leaders, hacktivists Anonymous claimed credit for disabling the websites of the Department of Justice, the RIAA, Universal Music Group and others on Thursday. “We are having website problems, but we’re not sure what it’s from,”...