Producer Jerry Finn Off Life Support: Jerry Finn has been taken off life support after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage last month according to Billboard. Finn has worked with AFI, Green Day, Bad Religion, Sparta, Blink 182 and the Offspring. “At this time the hemorrhage has done massive damage to his body which will leave him severely disabled and in need of acute care for the rest of his life. We know Jerry wouldn’t want to live like this in a vegetative state.”
A New Jonas Brothers? Germany’s Tokio Hotel could be the metal version of the Jonas Brothers. Although their music is far from metal and their U.S. sales aren’t making a blip on the radar screen, they are enjoying near sold out shows. In fact, their recent appearance at New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom was in such demand that the tweens were camping out the night before hoping to get a glimpse of the gender-bending frontman.
Signings: Solo female artist Lights has signed to Warner Brothers. She dwells in Toronto and made some demos in her bedroom building a following on myspace and other social networking sites. Check her out in our December New Music Column.
New Music: Listen to Moving On and Gone by My Jeremiah. For fans of Ben Folds Five and Jason Mraz. The album was produced by Jeff Schneeweis(Hawthorne Heights, Brighten) and Matt Goldman(Copeland, Cartel, The Morning Light) and will be released on Fabtone in Japan this November.
Another KOAR favorite Shannon Nicole has posted a new track on her myspace called Domino. This happens to be our favorite.
Facebook #1 Globally: Facebook has overtaken MySpace in worldwide audience growth according to Business Week. “The site is the top global social network, according to figures released by comscore on Aug. 12. Of Facebook’s 132 million users, nearly 63% are outside North America.”
This Week Sales:
Kid Rock ‘Rock N Roll Jesus’ – 90,310k
Trapt ‘Only Throught The Pain – 24,579k
Hawthorne Heights ‘Fragile Future’ – 20,482k