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Author Archive: Todd 'ToddStar' Jolicoeur

ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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JOSÉ JAMES: iTUNES SINGLE OF THE WEEK & EXCLUSIVE EP RELEASED TODAY, NEW BLUE NOTE ALBUM ANNOUNCED FOR JAN. 22

JOSÉ JAMES: iTUNES SINGLE OF THE WEEK & EXCLUSIVE EP RELEASED TODAY, NEW BLUE NOTE ALBUM ANNOUNCED FOR JAN. 22

| 19 September 2012 | Reply

Singer-songwriter José James has signed to EMI’s Blue Note Records and is set to release his full-length label debut No Beginning No End on January 22. However, fans need not wait until then to get a taste of James’ intoxicating blend of jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. The vocalist has released the four-track It’s All Over Your BodyEP today exclusively through iTunes. “It’s All Over […]

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CLUTCH Announces Holiday Tour

CLUTCH Announces Holiday Tour

| 19 September 2012 | Reply

In what has become an annual tradition, CLUTCH have announced a string of Holiday tour dates for this December.  The dates kick December 26th in Washington, DC and conclude with a special New Year’s Eve performance in Worcester, MA at The Palladium.  Tickets for fan club members will go on sale Wednesday September 19th and to the […]

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The Sword To Release New Album Apocryphon In  Limited-Edition Cassette Tape Configuration

The Sword To Release New Album Apocryphon In Limited-Edition Cassette Tape Configuration

| 19 September 2012 | Reply

On October 22nd, The Sword will release their fourth studio album, Apocryphon (Razor & Tie). To celebrate, the band is partnering with independent record stores nationwide for a special promotion: when fans buy the new album Apocryphon (on CD or vinyl), they will receive a free, limited-edition, hand-numbered version of the new Sword album on cassette tape (while supplies last).  This promotion […]

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Rescheduled North American Tour Part 2

Rescheduled North American Tour Part 2

| 19 September 2012 | Reply

Due to an unforeseen illness we have reschedule the North American Fall tour to January  / February 2013.   Below are the new dates with as much information as I have.  We will update you with information as it becomes available.   NEW DATES: January      13            Pittsburgh, PA                    Mr. Small’s Theatre                                          (tickets go […]

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STOLEN BABIES and Shockya.com Streaming New Album ‘Naught’ in Full Now!

STOLEN BABIES and Shockya.com Streaming New Album ‘Naught’ in Full Now!

| 19 September 2012 | Reply

Avant-garde metal band STOLEN BABIES are digitally releasing their new album Naught tomorrow! The album will be released physically on October 16, 2012. In celebration of tomorrow’s digital release, the album is streaming in full NOW at Shockya.com! Visit the site to preview the entire album before you buy! Starting after midnight tonight, Naughtwill be available through iTunes, Amazon and all other standard digital retailers. […]

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Woman Overcomes Disability to Become Award Winning Artist

Woman Overcomes Disability to Become Award Winning Artist

| 19 September 2012 | Reply

Karen Sue Wheeler is an award-winning American artist who was born with a form of Muscular Dystrophy known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy. She uses a small brush and very little pigment that creates a dry-brush effect that resembles colored pencil. Each painting that she produces takes from 80-500 hours to complete. She developed a unique […]

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MORNING PARADE TO JOIN SMASHING PUMPKINS ON TOUR IN OCT/NOV

MORNING PARADE TO JOIN SMASHING PUMPKINS ON TOUR IN OCT/NOV

| 19 September 2012 | Reply

(September 17th, 2012) – UK artists, Morning Parade, are proud to announce live dates as special guests of Smashing Pumpkins this October/November.  This news comes hot on the heels of their network TV debut on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno which kicked off of an extensive tour with The Wombats. Having just played to 60,000 people in London’s Hyde Park for the Coca Cola […]

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A SOUND OF THUNDER Kickstarter Succeeds, New EP and Album Coming Soon

A SOUND OF THUNDER Kickstarter Succeeds, New EP and Album Coming Soon

| 19 September 2012 | Reply

Fans of Washington, DC-area metallers A SOUND OF THUNDER have successfully funded the band’s Kickstarter campaign for the recording of their third-full length album Time’s Arrow.  The band have begun work on Time’s Arrow at Assembly Line Studios with producer Kevin “131” Gutierrez (Shinedown, While Heaven Wept, Raven).   With the same band line-up, producer and studio that created 2012’s acclaimed Out of the Darkness (Nightmare […]

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Scion A/V Presents REVOCATION’s North American Headlining Tour and New EP

Scion A/V Presents REVOCATION’s North American Headlining Tour and New EP

| 19 September 2012 | Reply

Massachusetts metallers REVOCATION have announced a North American tour for this fall presented by Scion A/V.  The tour will begin October 18th in Trenton, NJ and run through November 14th in Montreal, QC.  Support on the tour will come from A Life Once Lost and KEN mode.  A complete list of dates can be found below. In […]

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Rescheduled North American Tour

Rescheduled North American Tour

| 18 September 2012 | Reply

“Fight Like A Girl” North American Tour 2012 DUE TO AN UNFORESEEN ILLNESS WE HAVE HAD TO POSTPONE OUR UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR SUPPORT THE “FIGHT LIKE A GIRL” ALBUM.   THE RESCHEDULED DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:   JANUARY 13 – PITTSBURGH, PA – MR. SMALLS (NEW DATE) JANUARY 15 – WASHINGTON, DC – ROCK […]

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ELLE VARNER’s “I Don’t Care” Video Premieres on “106 & Park” Today; Performs on Wendy 9/25

ELLE VARNER’s “I Don’t Care” Video Premieres on “106 & Park” Today; Performs on Wendy 9/25

| 18 September 2012 | Reply

(New York, NY – September 17, 2012) – MBK/RCA Records raspy voiced songstress, ELLE VARNER, will premiere the music video for her romantic new single, “I DON’T CARE,” today on BET’s 106 & PARK. Following the world premiere, the video will be a spotlight feature on the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, VEVO.com on September 19th. Filmed in Brooklyn, NY and directed by […]

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SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA TO RELEASE ALBUM ‘UNTIL NOW’ ON OCTOBER 22ND

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA TO RELEASE ALBUM ‘UNTIL NOW’ ON OCTOBER 22ND

| 18 September 2012 | Reply

(New York, NY – Sept. 17th, 2012) – SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA can confirm they will release their second compilation album entitled ‘UNTIL NOW’ on OCTOBER 22ND 2012. The album will form the official soundtrack to One Last Tour, which will be announced on SEPTEMBER 24TH (go towww.onelasttour.com for more information).  The follow up to their double gold-selling mix album ‘Until One’, the album will feature a […]

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SEVEN KINGDOMS Debut New Video!

SEVEN KINGDOMS Debut New Video!

| 18 September 2012 | Reply

Florida power metallers SEVEN KINGDOMS will release their new album The Fire is Mine October 9th via Nightmare Records / Sony / RED on October 9th.   The band began working on the album in May of 2012 at Morrisound Studios and came out with a release powerful enough to hang with the best in metal. With legendary […]

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KEMOSABE/RCA RECORDS ARTIST BECKY G’S NEW TRACK  “PROBLEM (THE MONSTER REMIX)” FEAT. WILL.I.AM TO BE INCLUDED IN SONY PICTURES ANIMATION’S “HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA”

KEMOSABE/RCA RECORDS ARTIST BECKY G’S NEW TRACK “PROBLEM (THE MONSTER REMIX)” FEAT. WILL.I.AM TO BE INCLUDED IN SONY PICTURES ANIMATION’S “HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA”

| 18 September 2012 | Reply

(Los Angeles, CA) – Kemosabe / RCA Record’s new artist, 15-year-old Becky G, has just released “Problem (The Monster Remix)” feat. will.i.am, a special remix created especially for Sony Pictures Animation’s new animated family comedy Hotel Transylvania, which will be released in theaters nationwide on September 28th. The music video for “Problem (The Monster Remix)” feat. will.i.am features footage […]

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MISS MAY I: South American Tour with ASKING ALEXANDRIA and CHELSEA GRIN Kicks Off this Thursday, September 20th

MISS MAY I: South American Tour with ASKING ALEXANDRIA and CHELSEA GRIN Kicks Off this Thursday, September 20th

| 18 September 2012 | Reply

Troy, OH’s MISS MAY I will head out with headliners Asking Alexandria on their upcoming South American tour this Thursday, September 20th! Support will come from Chelsea Grin. The tour will kick off in Porto Alegre, Brazil andMISS MAY I will finish up on September 29th in Bogota, Columbia. See below for all current tour dates. MISS MAY I recently announced their upcoming […]

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Rock Vegas powered by Rockstar Energy Drink: Performance Times Announced

Rock Vegas powered by Rockstar Energy Drink: Performance Times Announced

| 18 September 2012 | Reply

The daily schedule for ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink–“Sin City’s Loudest Two-Day Rock Music Festival”—Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas–is as follows: Friday, September 28 Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage 6:10 PM           Adelitas Way 7:05 PM           Hellyeah 8:05 PM           Staind 9:20 PM           Godsmack 10:50 PM         Shinedown Jägermeister Festival Stage […]

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A LIFE ONCE LOST Announces New Tour Dates with REVOCATION and KEN MODE

A LIFE ONCE LOST Announces New Tour Dates with REVOCATION and KEN MODE

| 18 September 2012 | Reply

A LIFE ONCE LOST will head out on a full U.S. tour with headliners Revocation this October and November in support of their new album, Ecstatic Trance, due out in North America on its new release date of October 22nd and internationally on November 16th via Season of Mist. Support will come from KEN mode. The tour kicks off on October 18th in […]

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INTERNATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE TEASER TRAILER ON SEPTEMBER 17TH

INTERNATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE TEASER TRAILER ON SEPTEMBER 17TH

| 18 September 2012 | Reply

“YOUR BODY” TEASER TRAILER WILL AIR ON THE EMMY NOMINATED SHOW THE VOICE THIS EVENING Global superstar Christina Aguilera will be releasing her new album Lotus on November 13th through RCA Records. The music video for her first single “Your Body” will premiere late September but the artist is offering her fans an exclusive sneak peek on […]

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Xandria – Neverworld’s End

Xandria – Neverworld’s End

| 17 September 2012 | Reply

Label: Napalm Records Release Date: February 24, 2012 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: ToddStar I am not sure why I am so drawn to female fronted symphonic metal, but bands like Within Temptation, Nemesea, and Xandria are quite the constant spin in my rotation recently. Xandria brings a more operatic tone and voice to the mix, […]

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West Of Hell – Spiral Empire

West Of Hell – Spiral Empire

| 17 September 2012 | Reply

Label: Reversed Records Release Date: May 8, 2012 Rating: 7/10 Reviewed by: ToddStar Every once in a while a disc comes across my player that I shouldn’t like, but I do like a few of the songs and some of the elements presented. The most recent release from West of Hell is one of those […]

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