Carrying the torch for Scotland is Kimarnock’s own rock legneds, Biffy Clyro, who have taken home multiple honors including top nods at the NME Awards, Kerrang! Awards and a nomination for the coveted Mercury prize. Their bombastic live performances have caught the eye of fans on their home continent and across the world, including UK X Factor winner Matt Cardle covering the song “Many of Horror.” They are arena-level artists and have a significant following in the US as well.

The band has a long history, stretching back to multiple iterations before their debut album as Biffy Clyro, Blackened Sky, in 2002.  The Music Unlimited service is excited to bring you a new channel celebrating the band, the Artist Rewind: Biffy Clyro Channel, now available for subscribers in the US, Europe, Nordics, Australia & New Zealand.

Unfortunately, lead singer Simon Neil was rushed back home after their performance at Coachella Weekend #1, citing serious respiratory issues that needed immediate attention. Unfortunately, that means no set from the band this weekend in Indio or the rest of their North American tour. However, they expect to pick up their tour in June, hitting a staggering amount of festivals in Europe and Nordics, rounding out at with a headlining set at the infamous Reading & Leeds Festival in August (alongside Green Day, Eminem, System of a Down & more.)

Check out all the tour dates below while listening to their impressive catalog in the premium channels section of the Music Unlimited service.

Date  City Venue
Sat 06/01/13 Hassleholm, Sweden Siesta Festiva
Tue 06/04/13 Amsterdam, Netherlands Amsterdam Arena
Fri 06/07/13 Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park
Sat 06/08/13 Nurburg, Germany Rock am Ring
Fri 06/14/13 Bergen, Norway Bergenfest
Sat 06/15/13 Aarhus, Denmark Northside Festival
Sat 06/22/13 Paris, France Stade de France
Fri 06/28/13 St. Gallen, Switzerland Open Air St. Gallen
Sat 06/29/13 Torino, Italy Stadio Olimpico
Thu 07/04/13 Werchter, Belgium Rock Werchter Festival
Fri 07/05/13 Arras, France Main Square Festival
Sun 07/07/13 Turku, Finland Ruisrock Festiva
Thu 07/11/13 Bilbao, Spain Bilbao BBK Live Festival
Fri 07/12/13 Lisbon, Portugal Optimus Alive! Festival
Sun 07/14/13 Berlin, Germany Waldbühne Berlin
Fri 07/19/13 Tonsberg, Norway Slottsfjell Festival
Sat 07/20/13 Nordfjordeid, Norway Malakoff Festival
Thu 08/08/13 Budapest, Hungary Sziget Festival
Fri 08/09/13 Krakow, Poland Coke Live Music Festival
Sat 08/10/13 Eschwege, Germany Open Flair
Sun 08/11/13 Rothenburg, Germany Taubertal Open Air Festival
Thu 08/15/13 Gampel, Switzerland Open Air Gampel
Sat 08/17/13 Hockenheim, Germany Rock’N’Heim Festival
Sun 08/18/13 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Rock Im Pott
Fri 08/23/13 Leeds, United Kingdom Reading & Leeds Festival
Sun 08/25/13 Reading, United Kingdom Reading & Leeds Festival

 

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This week the PlayStation Store is full up with superhero turmoil as Injustice: Gods Among Us finally hits the store for PlayStation 3.

Injustice: Gods Among Us for PS3

It’s been a highly anticipated release and finally the full PS3 version of Injustice: Gods Among Us is available on the PS Store. This fighting game not only has some amazing characters in play (Superman, Batman, The Joker, Lex Luthor, to name a few), but also tells a very deep story. Players will follow the story of the game in chapters and, as it unfolds, will swap out characters. (Minor spoiler: The story starts with the Joker tricking Superman into doing some really really terrible stuff.)

Injustice: Gods Among Us for PS3

Also new this week for PS3 is the tactical shooter Sniper Ghost Warrior 2. Play as Private Security Consultant Captain Cole Anderson who, along with his team, is sent to the Philippines on a mission to secure a Bio-Agent WMD at all costs.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior for PS3

Newly released this week for PlayStation Vita is the demo for Soul Sacrifice, which includes the entire first chapter of the game. This anticipated action adventure role-playing game starts with players taking on the role of a slave about to be sacrificed. He stumbles upon a forbidden book that allows its readers to relive battles between sorcerers and monsters of years past. In order to use the magic during fierce battles, you must be willing to make a sacrifice. It could be anything from personal belongings, a limb, or even a life.

Soul Sacrifice on PS Vita

The Spring Fever Sale (US Only) is still going on now on the PlayStation Network and this week you can pick up titles from the Grand Theft Auto franchise and Dragon Fantasy Book 1 on cross-buy for PS Vita and PS3.

Check out the full list of games in this week’s update and all the titles included in this week’s Spring Fever Sale deal here.

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As mentioned in our daily updates from the festival and our Video Round-Up of favorite performances, we got to see a lot last at the first weekend of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Since we’re unable to transcend time and space (yet!) we weren’t able to make it to everything, especially those with conflicting set times, during a much-needed Spicy Pie dinner or perhaps sets that were a bit too early for our sleepy selves. Some die-hard fans are going both weekends and have the opportunity to not only see their favorite bands again, but squeeze in ones they missed the weekend prior.

We enjoyed everything we saw, but that said, we’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 artists we’d see if we were making the trip out to the desert again this weekend. Have fun out there!

1. Two Door Cinema Club
Album: Beacon
Song: “Sleep Alone”

2. Jake Bugg
Album: Jake Bugg
Song: “Slide”

 3. Lord Huron
Album: Lonesome Dreams
Song: “The Wind”

 4. Little Green Cars
Album: Absolute Zero
Song: “The John Wayne”

 5. Spiritualized
Album: Ladies and Gentleman, We are Floating in Space 
Song: “Ladies and Gentleman, We are Floating in Space”

 6. Descendants
Album: Milo Goes to College
Song: “Suburban Home”

 7. James Blake
Album: Overgrown 
Song: “Retrograde”

 8. How to Destroy Angels
Album: Welcome oblivion
Song: “How Long?”

 9. Tanlines
Album: Mixed Emotions 
Song: “All of Me”

 10. Divine Fits
Album: A Thing Called Divine Fits
Song: “My Love is Real”

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Are you missing Tom Cruise’s trademark running scenes, intense combat sequences and cool demeanor as he saves the day? Well you’re in luck! Today his latest sci-fi flick, Oblivion, hits the theaters and all the infamous elements that have made Mr. Cruise a modern day movie legend will be on display.

Since Oblivion is being tabbed as one of the best movies of its kind in a long time, it got us thinking…what are our favorite recent classics in the sci-fi genre? We’ve put together a list of renowned science fiction films that are as legendary as a Tom Cruise one-liner. Here’s the top 10:

  1. Stargate
  2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  3. Avatar
  4. Aliens
  5. Jurassic Park
  6. Back to the Future
  7. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  8. The Matrix
  9. Blade Runner
  10. Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan

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Sony Entertainment Network brings you the latest Day 1 Digital content, thousands of blockbuster movies, TV episodes the day after they air, and other exclusive features and bonus content. Now, with our newly-launched web store, we’re making it easier and more convenient for you to discover and purchase all the movies, games, TV shows and more from any PC.

Visit Store.SonyEntertainmentNetwork.com and immediately begin browsing our extensive collection of digital content available to download for your PlayStation3, PSP, PlayStation Vita and various Sony Android devices.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit Store.SonyEntertainmentNetwork.com from your PC (on any major web browser) and sign in with your Sony Entertainment Network user ID and password.
  2. Search and purchase games, add-ons, movies, TV shows or whatever else you’re looking for.
  3. Once you’ve completed the checkout process (yes, you can use your existing Sony Entertainment Network wallet funds), your purchased item will be added to the “My Downloads” list. You can then go to your download list online and hit “Download to PS3”
  4. The game will begin downloading and installing as soon as you turn on your PS3 and log in. If your device is already on and you’re logged in, the game will automatically start downloading. Your content will also automatically download and install to your PS Vita if you’re in standby mode and logged into your account.

So what are you waiting for? Check out the web store now to get started.

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Tonight, the 2013 Class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be inducted in Los Angeles, a long sought-after accomplishment for these artists and many others hopeful to get the same nod. Not every artist is “rock and roll” though, with this particular group including a disco queen, bluesman, film composer and one of the most influential Hip-Hop collectives of all time. They will be honored with performances by Christina Aguilera & Jennifer Hudson (for Donna Summer), Foo Fighters (for Rush), Don Henley (for Randy Newman) and John Mayer  & Gary Clark Jr. (for Albert King)

Today’s #ThrowbackThursday celebrates these artists, their classic albums and songs that proved to the world that the they deserve such an honor.

Albert King
Album: The Blues Don’t Change (1974)
Song: “Nice to Be Nice (Ain’t That Nice)”
 
Donna Summer
Album: Bad Girls (1979) 
Song: “Hot Stuff”
 
Rush
Album: Moving Pictures (1981) 
Song: “Tom Sawyer”
 
Heart
Album: Bad Animals (1987)
Song: “Alone”
 
Randy Newman
Album: Trouble in Paradise (1983)
Song: “I Love LA”
 
Public Enemy
Album: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988) 
Song: “Bring the Noise”

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We spent last weekend at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California with three days of music, sunshine and lots of running around to catch sets all across the Empire Polo Field. We’re only human, but tried to see as many artists as we could while filing daily recaps of what we were watching and listening to:

Weekend #1: Friday

Weekend #1: Saturday

Weekend #1: Sunday

To help those who couldn’t make it get a taste of what happened this past weekend, below are some of our favorite performances thanks to Coachella’s YouTube streaming of the sets. Watch below and click the titles to add them to your playlists!

Wanna hear more? Listen to our Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Channel on the Music Unlimited service!

Sony Entertainment Network will be out there again for Weekend #2 as part of the PlayStation Society tent alongside droves of other fans coming in (maybe even for a 2nd time) to join in the fun.

The Postal Service – “The District Sleeps Alone

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It’s a big week for Canadian music, as the country celebrates the year in music at The 2013 JUNO Awards, taking place in Regina, Saskatchewan on Sunday. The week prior is also packed with excitement, with events like Juno Fan Fare, JunoFest and Juno Cup leading up to the main event.

The Music Unlimited service is excited to once again feature a channel dedicated to the fun with The 2013 JUNO Awards Channel now available (for users residing in Canada). Hear songs from major nominees like Carly Rae Jepsen, Hedley, Leonard Cohen, Justin Bieber, Metric, Mariana’s Trench and many more, including the show’s host, Michael Buble. You can listen to it now in the premium channels section.

Take a listen and enjoy the show!

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Man of Steel: This new trailer shows Krypton (pre-explosion), the first good look at Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and high-flying action pitting Superman against Michael Shannon’s Zod.

Watch previous Superman flicks faster than a speeding bullet: Superman: Doomsday, All-Star Superman

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Sony Entertainment Network is proud to offer you two ways to enjoy Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscar-winning performance in the 2012 Academy Award Nominee for Best Picture: Silver Linings Playbook. Via the Video Unlimited service, you can follow along as Pat Solitano, played by Bradley Cooper, adjusts from being locked up in a mental institution to living under the same roof as his folks. While easing back into the swing of normal life he meets Lawrence’s character, Tiffany, who possesses some very real issues of her own. For the very first time since its theatrical debut, watch Silver Linings Playbook and enjoy director David O. Russell’s inspirational masterpiece.

Then re-live every poignant moment any time by listening to the soundtrack on the Music Unlimited service, featuring tracks from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Alabama Shakes, Bob Dylan, Danny Elfman and more.

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