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Rest In Peace: Island Def Jam

Here is a little industry news for those of you needing a break from singles and tour updates… Universal Music Group have announced that they have dissolved Island Def Jam. CEO Barry Weiss (not the Storage Wars one) has also stepped down. Moving forward, Motown Records, Island Records and Def Jam Recordings will consolidate as […]

Required Listening: Mod Sun Featuring Arwildwolf – ‘Live Love Laugh’

It has been too damn long since we heard from everyone’s favorite hippy, but as we’re about to learn time has been kind to the one known as Mod Sun. Yesterday, October 8, Universal Music Group released a digital compilation titled Basement Chronicles #1. The album features unreleased material from a number of digitally hyped […]

Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ 20th Anniversary Edition Details

If you are a fan of Nirvana, then this is probably going to be a must-have release. The details for the release of Nirvana’s In Utero 20th anniversary edition have been released. This release is going to feature 89 tracks, all spread out over 3 CDs and a DVD. The tracks will include remastered versions […]


Report: T.I. Is Angling For A $75 Million Contract

Bear in mind this is a dispatch from TMZ. So, grain of salt and all that, but still. What we do know for sure: T.I.’s 10 year deal with Atlantic ran its course about a month ago. Since then, T.I. has been shopping around for a new label, as is his wont. T.I. is also […]

MIXTAPE: Dreamon – Practice Makes Perfect

Under The Gun Review has recently uncovered your next favorite hip-hop/rap artist, based out of Oslo, Norway, named Dreamon. This Universal Music artist has a truly unique feel, with musical influences spreading from the likes of Drake, The Weeknd and B.o.B. You think you have his style and carisma locked into just one genre and […]

UTG PHOTOS – DOUBLE FEATURE!: World War III Tour (11/09/2011)

For the first time in UTG history, two staff photographers had the chance to attend the same concert date: November 9, 2011, at the Compuware Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. Take a deep breath and brace yourself as we express our thoughts and reveal photos of D.R.U.G.S., We Came As Romans, Boregore, Asking Alexandria, and Hollywood […]

Ghostface Killah sues Universal Music Group

While already trying to defend himself from a lawsuit brought on by Hollywood composer Jack Urbont regarding copyright infringement, Ghostface Killah is filing a lawsuit of his own. The target of this lawsuit is Universal Music Group and Ghostface Killah’s aim is to be able to collect full royalties for his work as a member […]

Jack’s Mannequin releases cover artwork for ‘People and Things’

Jack’s Mannequin have unveiled the cover artwork for their upcoming album, People And Things, that can be seen right here. This release hits stores and iTunes on October 4th via UMG. Are you ready for it?!

REVIEW: Cash Cash – Love Or Lust

“Unfortunately, Cash Cash did not leave me wanting more as they did at the end of Take it to the Floor. Love or Lust is a fun dance record and fans of Cash Cash will, with no doubt , love it to bits. For the new listener, it may not grab a hold of their attention. To sum up, Love or Lust was good, but everything release before it was better.”

Review: Escape The Fate – Escape The Fate

“I’ve heard bad albums before, but few that turned me off so much I reconsidered my opinion on the group’s previous efforts. This was that bad.”