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Velvet Revolver Signs Exclusive Recording Agreement With RCA Records

Velvet Revolver, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland, former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro’s band, has signed an exclusive worldwide recording agreement with RCA Records. The quintet will release its highly anticipated debut album in 2004. Weiland, Slash, McKagan, Sorum and Kushner are revered as five of rock’s most valuable players. Their illustrious careers are highlighted by an astonishing run of chart-topping gold and platinum albums, major industry awards, critical acclaim and music of monolithic power. Together they’re making rock history… Read more »


BMG/RCA Records to Release Remix of Elvis Presley's Rubberneckin'

On the heels of last year’s smash No. 1 hit, the JXL remix of Elvis Presley’s “A Little Less Conversation,” BMG/RCA is set to release a remix of Presley’s Rubberneckin’ as a commercial single on September 9 and to radio August 25. The single has been remixed by DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold – one of the most acclaimed remixers in the music business – and will appear on ELVIS 2ND TO NONE, a follow-up to last year’s highly successful “ELV1S 30 #1 HITS.” This newest compilation, scheduled for release on October 7, will also include five additional Presley #1… Read more »


RCA Records Signs 'American Idol' Runner-Up Guarini

Justin Guarini may be known all over the world as “Mr. Runner Up” from hit TV show “American Idol,” but RCA Records is betting the floppy-haired singer will be a winner on the record sales charts. RCA, a unit of Bertelsmann AG, on Wednesday said it will release the solo recordings of Guarini, 23, following the label’s success with the release of a single by the show’s champion, Kelly Clarkson. The bubbly 20-year-old’s rendition of “A Moment Like This,” the song Clarkson performed on the final episode of the show, has topped the charts in recent weeks. RCA said Guarini… Read more »


Bertelsmann Buys J Records, Combines with RCA

Veteran record executive Clive Davis, whose ouster from Bertelsmann AG’s Arista caused an uproar two years ago, returned to the fold on Tuesday by selling his half of J Records to the company and taking the helm of a combined label group. As Bertelsmann’s music group, BMG, focuses on cutting costs during a prolonged industry downturn, the group said on Tuesday it would buy the 50 percent of Davis’ J Records it did not already own for undisclosed terms and combine it with its legendary RCA Records, home to stars like Christina Aguilera. Davis – pushed out in a management… Read more »


Aaron Stern- Matchbook Romance, RCA

This week I have long time friend and drumming mentor Aaron Stern from the band Matchbook Romance, I did one of my earliest tours along side him in 2006 and we’ve been friends ever since, he is also now the Vice President of Marketing for RCA records; we talk about how he got his start and how he got to where he is today. 


News Flashes 04.07.21: Action/Adventure Sign To Pure Noise, Jupiter’s Legacy, The Maine’s New Single, No Malice Film Contest, Warner Records RSD Releases, Amanda Gorman In Vogue, Ghostbusters 3: Afterlife

[Bottom Left Clockwise: Photo via The Maine, Photo Courtesy of Netflix, Photo via Sony Pictures, Photo by Chris Anderson, Photo via Vogue Magazine, Photo via No Malice Film Contest, Photo via Warner Records] Today is a big one! We’ve got the scoop on Action/Adventure signing to Pure Noise Records, the new trailer for Jupiter’s Legacy, a new single from The Maine, updates on the No Malice Film Contest, RSD 2021 releases from Warner Records, Amanda Gorman in Vogue Magazine, and a new clip from Ghostbusters 3: Afterlife. Action/Adventure Sign To Pure Noise Records + Announce EP  Heavy pop-punk band, Action/Adventure… Read more »


Stream the new album from Arcade Fire

By now, you’re probably aware that indie darlings Arcade Fire are releasing a new album. From their performances at CMJ under the moniker “The Reflektors” to the countless new videos and album trailers they’ve posted, they’re everywhere. Today they finally have put their highly anticipated new record  Reflektor  up to stream, and it’s absolutely fantastic. It’s due out on October 29th via Merge Records and you can listen to it below. Pre-order  Reflektor  on iTunes here, or on vinyl/CD at their website. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBjqUEMlHTY

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