Kelly Osbourne Drug Bust
Blabbermouth reports: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne announced during their live appearance on CNN's "Larry King Live" Friday night that their 19-year-old daughter Kelly has entered the Promises drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Malibu, California to treat an addiction to painkillers.
According to Sharon, her publicist received a phone call from a British tabloid Friday morning asking for comment on a photo showing Kelly doing a drug deal. Sharon then confronted her daughter, who at first denied doing drugs.
"Being a drug addict and alcoholic myself, I know telling the truth doesn't come easy," Ozzy said. "It's a family illness. It's in the genes. In this day and age, the availability of getting drugs is amazing."
"I can't believe we were buying into it," he said. "The amount of pills I found in her bag was astounding."
Sharon said that Jack Osbourne brought his sister to the rehab facility on Friday. - Click Here for the Full Story
Love's Antics Hurt Daughter
MuchMusic reports: Troubled singer Courtney Love is lashing out at an LA school. Love claims that her daughter Frances Bean Cobain is being discriminated against by The Archer School for Girls. Speaking on the TV show "The View," she says the school has rejected her daughter because her mother has been acting like "a rock star."- Click Here for the Full Story
Death Angel Returns
RIFTrock reports: Death Angel will be returning to the metal scene after a 14 year absence when they release their new Nuclear Blast album The Art Of Dying on May 4th. The band will be playing several shows in April and May- Click Here for the Full Story
RIFTrock reports: Warped Tour has added The Uproar Stage to this year's festival, a stage, sponsored by Brand Name Records and Static Management. Bands that will be playing this stage throughout the summer include Boys Night Out, Don't Look Down, Fear Before the March of Flames, Silverstein, Haste the Day, Bear vs. Shark, Bayside, Hawthorne Hights, Halifax, The Working Title, Salt the Earth, The Matches, A Wilhelm Scream, Armor For Sleep, As Tall As Lions, Socratic, Break the Silence, and more. - Click Here for the Full Story
Lacuna Borgir Off-fest
siN's Metal News reports: According to an interview conducted by Pivotalrage.com with BLEEDING THROUGH's vocalist (Brandon), it seems that DIMMU BORGIR and LACUNA COIL are set to play some Off-fest (dates during Ozzfest when Ozzfest is not being played) dates together this summer. Here's the Q & A:
"PR: Are there going to be any off dates with any other bands from Ozzfest?"
"Brandon: Yeah we will either be doing off dates with SLAYER or DIMMU BORGIR and LACUNA COIL. If it works out our way it will be with SLAYER because we fit more with that crowd then a black metal crowd. But either way it's going to be crazy."- Click Here for the Full Story
Distillers Blast Jet
Launch reports: Distillers drummer Andy Granelli launched a verbal assault on Australian rockers Jet during an interview with the Ottawa Sun Thursday (April 1). While admitting that the Distillers aren't the "most original" or "best" band in the world, Granelli blurted, "I don't know how these crappy cover bands posing as new bands, like Jet or Kings Of Leon can take themselves seriously...(Jet) have that new single out now and you can count on one hand all the different songs in that one song. There's a Stones song in there; there's half of a Beatles song in there...and you go, 'Come on! I know you're from Australia and you probably don't get a lot of stuff out there, but please, this sucks!'" - Click Here for the Full Story
Fans Remember Cobain
AP reports: Kurt Cobain and his band, Nirvana, spent only three years in the public eye, and they released only three studio albums. But what he accomplished before committing suicide 10 years ago Monday at age 27 — deciding it was "better to burn out than fade away," as he quoted Neil Young in his suicide note — was remarkable.
Beneath this bridge above the muddy banks of the Wishkah River, a troubled young Cobain would come to escape his unhappy home and the persistent gray drizzle of the Washington coast.
Among the cracking concrete supports, he would smoke pot and drink and plot his stardom, bragging to friends of his "suicide genes" and that he would die a young rock star.
It's here that many of his fans have come to pay their respects since he fulfilled that prophesy with a needle and a shotgun.
"Peace, love, empathy," reads one message scrawled in graffiti under the bridge.
"Kurt," says another, "Your spirit will bounce on happily." - Click Here for the Full Story
Ozzy Targets Doc
AP reports: Rocker Ozzy Osbourne filed a complaint with the state medical board, accusing a Beverly Hills doctor of overprescribing addictive drugs to him. Osbourne says the drugs led to his disoriented behavior on the reality TV series "The Osbournes," the Los Angeles Times reported.- Click Here for the Full Story
Nickelback, Sam Roberts Kings
Jam! reports: Juno fever busted an oil vein Sunday with a record number of fans to witness Sam Roberts, Sarah McLachlan and Nickelback pick up their hardware.
With three statuettes -- all in major categories -- Roberts was the biggest winner of the night. The Montrealer won every category he was nominated in, including the top prize of artist of the year.
His debut record We Were Born in a Flame, which included the hit songs Brother Down and Don't Walk Away Eileen, took album of the year and rock album of the year.
Hometown quartet Nickelback, originally formed in Hanna, Alta., about 200 kilometres northeast of Calgary, won group of the year and fan's choice award.
"These always feel so incredible but it feels so much more to receive one of these at home," said frontman Chad Kroeger. - Click Here for the Full Story
Jam! reports: Most generations have at least one defining moment.
And a sad fact of history is that many of those moments come accompanied by the sound of a gunshot, an acrid retort that closes a chapter and baptizes those left to begin the next one with a great many tears.
For many coming of age in the '90s, that moment came on April 8, 1994.
It was the day that songwriter Kurt Cobain's lifeless body was found in the greenhouse behind his home in Seattle, felled by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
At the time, he was only 27 years old, but for someone so young, he left behind a pretty amazing legacy -- not to mention a wife, daughter, family, friends and millions of fans.
[see full story for the rest including a timeline for Kurt's life]- Click Here for the Full Story
Chart Attack reports: The Pixies reunion tour is getting weirder and weirder. First, the much beloved alt.rock band announced that their first tour in a decade would focus on smallish venues across the Canadian prairies — a move that, regardless of how much we appreciate it, is a tad unorthodox. Now The Pixies have revealed plans to release a bootleg series of all 15 of their "warm up" shows — although, once again, access to these CDs will be extremely limited.
The Pixies will travel with a special high-tech truck filled with equipment that will record each show and print off the CDs on location. They'll pump out 1,000 discs at every stop (except for the Coachella Festival, where they'll double the batch to 2,000). Once those 1,000 discs are gone, the disc will be officially out of print. - Click Here for the Full Story
Chart Attack reports: "No," Lavigne responded with a nervous giggle when ChartAttack asked if her touring band is the same group that she used to tour her debut album, Let Go, last year. "Some of them are the same. We have Craig [Wood] from Gob. The bass player from their band is now the guitarist for my band."
Wood joins a band that already includes drummer Matt Brann, bassist Charlie Moniz and guitarist Evan Taubenfeld. - Click Here for the Full Story
The Fire Theft Pull Out
I Ate Your Microphone reports: The Fire Theft have been forced to drop off the remainder of their upcoming tour dates alongside Saves The Day, Grandaddy and Hey Mercedes as their singer Jeremy Enigk is ill. The rest of the bands will continue playing as originally planned with no replacement act expected to join the bill.- Click Here for the Full Story
Alien Ant Farm
http://www.iateyourmicrophone.com/ reports: Alien Ant Farm have been holed up in their rehearsal rooms as of late penning fresh material for what will become their third major label release, tentatively due in the fall. They'll be entering the studio on May 01st to begin recording the as-yet-untitled effort, and when that's complete in the summer they have plans to hit the road extensively to showcase some of the new songs. - Click Here for the Full Story
Hootie Blow On the Road
liveDaily reports: Hootie & the Blowfish break out their gear for a spring and summer outing that backs their recently released hits collection.
The multi-platinum-selling pop-rockers have dates through August. Tickets for many of the shows are on sale now.
The outing follows last month's "The Best of Hootie & The Blowfish: 1993 thru 2003." The 17-song set includes 16 previously released cuts, as well as the group's rendition of "Goodbye Girl," which was recently recorded for cable-television channel TNT's remake of the Neil Simon play of the same name. - Click Here for the Full Story
Rockdirt reports: Rock acts on television this week include Pennywise, who perform on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn' on Monday; Switchfoot, who perform on MTV's 'Total Request Live' on Monday; the Distillers, who perform on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' on Tuesday; Puddle of Mudd, who perform on 'Last Call with Carson Daly' on Tuesday; Eagles of Death Metal, who perform on 'Late Night' on Wednesday; the Rapture, who perform on 'Last Call' on Wednesday; Yellowcard, who perform on 'TRL' on Wednesday; Jet, who perform on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Friday; and the Walkmen, who perform on 'Last Call' on Friday. - Click Here for the Full Story
Final Control Denied CD Will
BW&BK reports: Contrary to her threat to post the new CHUCK SCHULDINER rehearsal CD online at EmptyWords (www.emptywords.org) to spite label Karmageddon Media, Jane Schuldiner (Chuck's mother) appears to have backed off with this recent statement: "After giving it another serious thought, we decided to not go ahead with the original plan as was announced on March 3. We are aware of the fact that discussions will continue, but none of this is doing any justice to Chuck's final music at all. His last masterpiece deserves more than to be released as unfinished bits of rehearsal room recordings on CD, or to be grabbed for free on the internet. It deserves to be finished by the rest of the band and to be released on a full-length album, titled: When Machine And Man Collide. We hope you will all understand our decision. "
Karmageddon Media has already issued the unfinished CONTROL DENIED material under the title, Zero Tolerance. The album was originally recorded by Jim Morris at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, FA and featured Schuldiner on guitar, vocalist Tim Aymar, guitarist Shannon Hamm, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Richard Christy. It was Schuldiner's final work before he passed away on December 18, 2001. - Click Here for the Full Story
Yesterface & Today
BW&BK reports: On April 1st, ENUFF Z'NUFF frontman/co-founder DONNIE VIE released his new album, This & That, through Dreamland Discs.
This & That is just that - a new album including four brand new songs and 13 unreleased demos including the original demos for two of Enuff Z'nuff's biggest hits, ‘Innocence' and ‘Fly High Michelle'. Some of the demos stretch all the way back to the first "demo" sessions for Enuff Z'nuff.
The project was conceived as an "official" bootleg and as such the previously unreleased demos are included in their original form. Some are from master tapes and others from different sources including fan traded bootlegs. They were simply remastered by Bill Kortvely at Tecworks.net for this release. No major studio tweaking or overdubs were performed on the tracks and Dreamland Discs retain the "bootleg" feel by releasing the first pressing on CD-R media.
However, the artwork and liner notes were given the full album treatment, complete with all original artwork by Vie himself. Donnie also penned the liner notes with background information and a description for each song including the real story behind ‘Fly High Michelle'.
This & That is released as a special limited edition by Dreamland Discs. Only 1,000 copies will be pressed and sold, so needless to say quantities are limited. [see full story for tracklisting and real audio - visit http://www.dreamlanddiscs.com to order the CD]- Click Here for the Full Story
Ben Kweller II
antiMUSIC reports: Ben Kweller fans mark your calendars for Tuesday (April 6). The much anticipated follow up to Kweller's 2002 debut "Sha Sha" will be in stores courtesy of RCA/ATO Records.
The new album, "On My Way", features eleven tracks, which are said to show Kweller's diversity which ranges from all out rockers to heartbreak laments.
Kweller has also been busy on the road promoting "On My Way". He is currently out on a headlining jaunt with supporting act Death Cab For Cutie on selected dates. [see full story for dates and to a link to a new eCard to preview the CD] - Click Here for the Full Story
Megadeth Mega Bonus
antiMUSIC reports: Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has been putting in overtime working on the reissues of the Megadeth album catalog. Mustaine plans to re-release all of the albums, completely remixed and reworked and according to a post he made to the official Megadeth site, each album (excluding Risk) will include four bonus tracks.
A release date for the reissues has not been announced but Mustaine is plugging away at prepping the albums [see full story for message from Dave] - Click Here for the Full Story
New Found CD
antiMUSIC reports: New Found Glory is set to release their latest album "The Catalyst" on May 18th through Drive-Thru records. The 14-track album will be the follow up to the group's 2002 release "Sticks and Stones". [see full story for track listing]- Click Here for the Full Story
antiMUSIC reports: It appears that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has had another altercation with a photographer. Martin reportedly had a run in with a paparazzi photographer outside of a London restaurant last Wednesday.
The photographer claims that Martin attacked him. Martin's camp claims that the photographer tripped while trying to chase a taxi carrying his wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
Scotland Yard is investigating the incident and confirms that the photographer did suffer some minor cuts and scratches but that the injuries did not call for a trip to the hospital. At press time, Scotland Yard has yet to talk to the photographer to get his side of the story. "We will take a formal statement from the alleged victim in due course. No one has been interviewed yet," Scotland Yard said according to a Sky News report. - Click Here for the Full Story