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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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Metallica To Release Live DVD “Quebec Magnetic” On December 10, 2012

Metallica To Release Live DVD “Quebec Magnetic” On December 10, 2012

| 25 October 2012 | Reply

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 25, 2012 – Metallica today announced that they will release a live DVD entitled “Quebec Magnetic” on December 10, 2012. The DVD captures the two World Magnetic live shows which took place in Quebec City in the fall of 2009. “This release is a first for us,” said Metallica in a statement […]

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Sleeping with Sirens in Royal Oak, MI on Nov. 8th!

Sleeping with Sirens in Royal Oak, MI on Nov. 8th!

| 25 October 2012 | Reply

Grand Rapids, Michigan – October 24, 2012 – The pop infused rock band, Sleeping With Sirens, is currently on the “Collide with the Sky” Tour with Pierce the Veil with support from Tonight Alive and Hands Like Houses. For additional details, please visit:www.sleepingwithsirens.net. Sleeping with Sirens released their acoustic album, If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack via Rise Records on June 26th. The […]

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Doug Stanhope CD/DVD Release November 6

Doug Stanhope CD/DVD Release November 6

| 25 October 2012 | Reply

NEW YORK, NY (October 24, 2012) – Doug Stanhope is set to release the live companion CD/DVD Before Turning The Gun On Himself on November 6, 2012.  Recorded in Salt Lake City, UT at The Complex, Stanhope released the digital CD on March 6, 2012 and it immediately shot to #1 on the Billboard, iTunes and Amazon comedy charts.  You can watch a trailer […]

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ALONG CAME A SPIDER Premiere Lyric Video; Offer Free Download on Bloody-Disgusting

ALONG CAME A SPIDER Premiere Lyric Video; Offer Free Download on Bloody-Disgusting

| 25 October 2012 | Reply

As ALONG CAME A SPIDER prepares to hit the road in support of their debut If We Were Normal Men the band took time to shoot a video update of what actually goes on when the band gets ready to and then hits the road. Get a look into the crazy world of ALONG CAME A SPIDER HERE. ALONG CAME A […]

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Texas “InstruMetal” Band EAGLE CLAW Unleashes New Music Video “Fifth Ring”

Texas “InstruMetal” Band EAGLE CLAW Unleashes New Music Video “Fifth Ring”

| 25 October 2012 | Reply

Austin, TX metal band EAGLE CLAW will release its sophomore album Timing of the Voidon October 30 via ECH Records. The follow up to the group’s 2010 debut Poacher, Timing of the Void was recorded at Folkvang Studios and produced by Bryan Richie of fellow ATX metalheads The Sword. Featuring eight monolithic tracks of the quartet’s fist-raising “InstruMetal“, the record’s title and overarching […]

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Fearless Records announces sister label, Old Friends Records

Fearless Records announces sister label, Old Friends Records

| 25 October 2012 | Reply

HUNTINGTON BEACH – OCTOBER 24, 2012 – Fearless Records has announced the formation of new sister label, Old Friends Records. “Old Friends came about from us being fans of other styles of music, in addition to the genres that fall under the Fearless brand, and wanting to release records that were more geared towards the indie rock / […]

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3 Doors Down To Release The Greatest Hits – November 19th

3 Doors Down To Release The Greatest Hits – November 19th

| 25 October 2012 | Reply

Tunica, MS — 3 Doors Down will release The Greatest Hits via long-time label partner Republic Records on November 19, 2012.  The collection features nine #1 hits that have been remixed and re-mastered, alongside three new songs.  On October 3, in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Pop Songs radio airplay chart being derived from Nielsen BDS-based […]

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Hearts & Hands Premiere Lyric Video For “Revenge” Exclusively On Altpress.Com

Hearts & Hands Premiere Lyric Video For “Revenge” Exclusively On Altpress.Com

| 25 October 2012 | Reply

(New York, NY) – Hearts & Hands premiere their new lyric video for the song “Revenge” onAlternative Press – WATCH HERE(http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/lyric_video_premiere_hearts_and_hands_revenge)  The song is from the band’s new EP, Hearts & Hands (Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie), in-stores October 30th.  Pre order the album in various bundles HERE(http://merchnow.com/catalogs/hearts-and-hands). Hearts & Hands features Chelsea Grin lead vocalist Alex Koehler, along with Alex Lyman and […]

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BRANDY’S BACK WITH “TWO ELEVEN” – DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE BILLBOARD R&B ALBUMS CHART, #3 ON BOTH THE TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART AND TOP DIGITAL ALBUMS CHART

BRANDY’S BACK WITH “TWO ELEVEN” – DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE BILLBOARD R&B ALBUMS CHART, #3 ON BOTH THE TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART AND TOP DIGITAL ALBUMS CHART

| 25 October 2012 | Reply

(New York- October 24, 2012) Multi-platinum-selling Grammy Award-winning R&B/pop singer songwriter and superstar actress Brandy makes a victorious return to the music arena with her first album in 4 years,  TWO ELEVEN, debuting at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums Chart, her first #1 debut on the R&B chart in 10 years,  #3 on the Top 200 Albums Chart […]

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azor & Tie Music Publishing Writer Greg Holden’s Song “Home” Certified Double Platinum

azor & Tie Music Publishing Writer Greg Holden’s Song “Home” Certified Double Platinum

| 25 October 2012 | Reply

(New York, NY) – Razor & Tie Music Publishing singer/songwriter Greg Holden’s song“Home” has been officially certified Double-Platinum by the RIAA having sold over 2,080,285 to date. “Home” (as performed by American Idol Winner Phillip Phillip’s) is currently on the following Billboard Charts: Hot Rock Songs Chart at #3, Hot 100 Chart at #19, Mainstream Top 40 Chart at #24, and Hot Digital Songs Chartat #12. Holden was also recently on the Hot Rock Songs […]

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TAYLOR SWIFT, NICKI MINAJ & LINKIN PARK TO PERFORM AT THE 40th AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

TAYLOR SWIFT, NICKI MINAJ & LINKIN PARK TO PERFORM AT THE 40th AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

| 25 October 2012 | Reply

Dick Clark Productions (dcp) announced that Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Linkin Park will all perform on “The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards®.” They join previously announced performer Christina Aguilera on this year’s show which will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. Additional acts and presenters […]

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE – Temper Temper (Single)

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE – Temper Temper (Single)

| 25 October 2012 | Reply

Label: RCA Records Release Date: October 30, 2012 Rating: 9.5/10 Reviewed by: ToddStar The latest single from Bullet For My Valentine has that quintessential sound all fans of the band have come to love.  The guitar work is furious and spot on, the vocals are strong, and the rhythm section plays the hell out of this track. […]

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Legendary NYHC Band THE MOB Announces December Shows

Legendary NYHC Band THE MOB Announces December Shows

| 24 October 2012 | Reply

Sometime during 1980 searching for a harder/faster outlet than the current NYC punk rock trend, three teenagers from Jackson Heights, Queens: Jack Flanagan, Jose Gonzalez and Ralph Gebbia formulated THE MOB.  Once the concept was established they added high-school bud Jamie Shanahan on drums, to round out the 4 piece assault.  The early MOB sound was heavily influenced […]

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Kylesa’s Cover of Buzzov’en’s “Drained” Streaming Now on Cvlt Nation

Kylesa’s Cover of Buzzov’en’s “Drained” Streaming Now on Cvlt Nation

| 24 October 2012 | Reply

Oct. 23, 2012, Philadelphia — Kylesa is streaming “Drained,” their previously unreleased Buzzov-en cover which will be available on “From The Vaults, Vol. 1” (Nov. 20, Season of Mist), now via Cvlt Nation (http://www.cvltnation.com/exclusive-cvlt-nation-streaming-kylesa-drained/). “Drained” was originally recorded by Kylesa for a Buzzov-en tribute album which was ultimately never released.  Also included in the 12-song […]

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Revolver Magazine Premieres New KILL DEVIL HILL Lyric Video

Revolver Magazine Premieres New KILL DEVIL HILL Lyric Video

| 24 October 2012 | Reply

KILL DEVIL HILL the new band featuring acclaimed drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) guitar slinger Mark Zavon and lead vocalist Dewey Bragg are continuing their onslaught in support of their self-titled debut album, which was released earlier this year via Steamhammer/SPV. The band has created a […]

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The Seeking Premiere New Lyric Video; Debut Studio Album- Yours Forever- Pre Order Live Now At iTunes Store

The Seeking Premiere New Lyric Video; Debut Studio Album- Yours Forever- Pre Order Live Now At iTunes Store

| 24 October 2012 | Reply

(New York, NY) – The Seeking’s debut studio album, Yours Forever (Razor & Tie), is now available for pre-order at the iTunes Store HERE (http://glob.ly/31b). Yours Forever is set for release onNovember 6th. Alternative Press is hosting an exclusive stream of the new song “How Did You Know” – Listen HERE – (http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/lyric_video_premiere_the_seeking_how_do _you_know) This Fall, The Seeking will embark on their first U.S. tour opening for Woe, Is Me […]

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WAYNE SHORTER RETURNS TO BLUE NOTE RECORDS AFTER 43 YEARS; NEW ALBUM OUT FEB. 5

WAYNE SHORTER RETURNS TO BLUE NOTE RECORDS AFTER 43 YEARS; NEW ALBUM OUT FEB. 5

| 24 October 2012 | Reply

The legendary jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter has re-signed to Blue Note Records, and will release his first album as a leader for the iconic label in 43 years with the February 5, 2013 release of Without A Net, his searing new album with his long-running quartet featuring pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade. Shorter—who will […]

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Further Seems Forever’s “Penny Black” Out Today

Further Seems Forever’s “Penny Black” Out Today

| 24 October 2012 | Reply

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 23, 2012 – Penny Black, the new full-length album from seminal Florida rock bandFurther Seems Forever, hits stores today via Rise Records. The release features the band’s original lineup, together for the first time since their much-lauded debut album, The Moon Is Down (2001). Alternative Press called Penny Black “dynamic, electric and damn near perfect.” Further Seems […]

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NERVO MAKE HISTORIC DEBUT AS THE ONLY FEMALES VOTED ONTO THE COVETED DJ MAG 2012 TOP 100 DJ POLL

NERVO MAKE HISTORIC DEBUT AS THE ONLY FEMALES VOTED ONTO THE COVETED DJ MAG 2012 TOP 100 DJ POLL

| 24 October 2012 | Reply

(October 22nd, 2012 – New York, NY) – Multi-Talented DJ/Producer/Artist duo NERVO have been voted onto the coveted DJ Mag 2012 Top 100 DJ’s Poll as announced at A.D.E. (Amsterdam Dance Event) this past Friday. Cementing their rank amongst the world’s biggest DJ’s and as the leading ladies of EDM, NERVO are the only females that made the […]

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ILL NINO RELEASE ‘EPIDEMIA’, NEW MUSIC VIDEO PREVIEW

ILL NINO RELEASE ‘EPIDEMIA’, NEW MUSIC VIDEO PREVIEW

| 24 October 2012 | Reply

WHAT:   Bilingual Latin metal warriors, ILL NINO have released their sixth studio album EPIDEMIA, in stores and online today.  EPIDEMIA is available at your favorite digital and physical music retailers and through the Victory Records’ webstore. Watch a clip from ILL NINO‘s upcoming music video “La Epidemia” featuring EMMURE vocalist, Frankie Palmeri and stay on the lookout for its premiere on Monday, October 29th through VEVO’s Metal Monday’s. WHERE:  Watch the […]

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