This comes totally unexpected by me: californian rockers Augustana have called it a day. In a phone conversation with Red Bull USA, the group's lead vocalist and pianist Dan Layus provided some informations about the situation: "The two original members with me as well, Justin [South] and Jared [Palomar], have parted ways. It's a sad thing, but it's been an amicable split and it's just kinda tough," Layus reveals. "It's hard to keep a band together. We had a good run and it was a blast while we could do it, but everybody is good. Everybody is friends. It's just tough to sustain a business like that."


Luckily enough we have a new Train song to lift us up. It's called "Brand New Book" and will be played during the opening credits of NBC's weight-loss competition show "The Biggest Loser". Click on the image to hear it.

Train's Pat Monahan and Jerry Becker wrote two songs for submission, an uptempo number that wasn't used and "Brand New Book". At the time Monahan was writing these songs, he was also penning with David Hodges the track "To Be Loved", that I featured here.

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Last night the legendary Roger Waters played Pink Floyd's "In The Flesh" with Foo Fighters at the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" show. Watch the performance by clicking on the image on the left.

Foo Fightes will start a new american tour on October 9th, to support their last great album "Wasting Light", while Pink Floyd and EMI Music have just launched a comprehensive release schedule with CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs etc. For more info on the initiative, head on to Pink Floyd's website.