Korn Go Postal
Rockdirt reports: For Korn, a platinum band that allegedly spent $4 million on its 2002 album 'Untouchables', fighting its label and MTV on their new video for 'Y'all Want a Single' may seem hypocritical. "I've had these frustrations from day one," frontman Jonathan Davis tells RollingStone.com, also chiding media conglomerates and the Federal Communications Commission for diluting the music scene. "We've always been about saying things people don't want to deal with. This is one of those issues."- Click Here for the Full Story
Courtney Love Song Theft
Rockdirt reports: Courtney Love's former manager and boyfriend James Barber tells Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com charges by former DJ Rich Shertenleib that he helped write 'Hold on to Me' are untrue. "Courtney Love wrote ‘Hold on to Me' in her living room in the spring of 2000. I know because I was there," Barber insisted. "I gave Courtney Love the chord changes over the phone on the morning she recorded it at 99X in May 2002." The track appears on her latest album, 'America's Sweetheart'. - Click Here for the Full Story
RI Fire The Movie?
Blabbermouth reports: Alex Grossi (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES), Chad Stewart (FASTER PUSSYCAT), Danny Nordahl (MOTOCHRIST) and Muddy Stardust (THE GILBY CLARKE BAND) have been asked to appear in a Lifetime original film documenting the Rhode Island nightclub fire. Shooting began on April 2 for a tentative July air date. - Click Here for the Full Story
Velvet Revolver Tour
Blabbermouth reports: VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash has told Launch Radio Networks that the band will kick off their first nationwide tour on May 13 in St. Louis, Missouri. Dates and venues for the trek, which will run through July 22, could be announced as early as Tuesday (April 13). - Click Here for the Full Story
Starz Behind Barz Playing
Blabbermouth reports: Ozzy Osbourne, Scott Weiland, Marilyn Manson, Tommy Lee and Kid Rock are among the musicians pictured on the Starz Behind Barz playing cards.
The cards, which feature mug shots of real-life Hollywood felons, are available for $6.95 per set or four for $24.95. Starz Behind Barz, LLC is also offering special pricing on these popular decks to retailers.
Other cards feature mug shots of 50 Cent, Eminem, Jack White, James Brown, Anna Nicole Smith and DMX. Michael Jackson is the joker. [see full story for more and link to check out the cards.]- Click Here for the Full Story
Metallica Pop Award
Blabbermouth reports: METALLICA will be honored by ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) at the 21st annual Pop Music Awards held on May 18 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Also honored will be singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. Over 600 leading songwriters, recording artists and music industry leaders are expected to gather at the black-tie gala to salute the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed songs of the year. - Click Here for the Full Story
More Warped Bands
RIFTrock reports: More bands have been added to the PunkRocks.net stage at Warped Tour. The stage will run from June 25th to July 11th. So far the following bands have been announced for the stage, Moments in Grace, A Small Victory, Days Like These, Tokyo Rose, Age of Ruin, and Starting Back.- Click Here for the Full Story
Worst Band of All Time
tinfoil reports: Tinfoil linked up to an interesting list. The Worst Band of All Time. If you have some time to kill check out the link to see how the conclusion was arrived at. (Warning the green page may give you a headache). But who was deemed the worst band? Limp Bizkit? No. Linkin Park? No. Hootie and Blowfish? No.. We'll give you a hint, if the bassist for the band finds out about this list he may reply "Dude, I died dude!", the drummer may get violent, the singer may beat up a hooker and crash his car and the guitarist.. well he might do... something? anything? - Click Here for the Full Story
A New Way To Screw Artists
tinfoil reports: A company recently submitted a press release to this site. Typically I do not post press releases to the main page, rather leaving it under the 'Press Releases' link to your left. This most recent one bothered me to no end.
ReviewYou.com easy to use, accepts paypal, and the CD review comes back within a few weeks.
Whoah. Am I naive? Since when did an artist have to pay to have his / her CD reviewed? [see full story for the rest of this rant] - Click Here for the Full Story
Morbid Angel Roskilde
siN's metal news reports: MORBID ANGEL is confirmed to play the main stage at this year's massive Roskilde Festival in Denmark. They are set to appear on the main stage on Saturday July 3rd, 2004 at 5:00pm, to play an unprecedented 90 minute set. Other artists scheduled to perform this amazingly diverse festival include DAVID BOWIE, KORN, MORISSEY, N*E*R*D, and PIXIES. Says MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker: "We are extremely excited to play for all the fans at this great festival."- Click Here for the Full Story
Primus Frizzle Again
siN's metal news reports: Here's an official press release from PRIMUS:
"Are you ready for an evening of mind altering musical mischief? Well here it is the PRIMUS Hallucino-Genetics tour. Les Claypool, Larry Lalonde and Tim Alexander, the original PRIMUS, perform an entire evening of intricate rhythm laden, psychedelia. Experience the trance inducing, multifaceted visuals as PRIMUS weaves it's way through selections from their classic repertoire including a first and last time performance of the classic album Frizzle Fry in it's entirety. This is an event not to be missed.- Click Here for the Full Story
Slipknot's 10th Mask
MTV reports: Nine new masks apparently weren't enough for Slipknot. A 10th was created for the band's latest "member": its fans.
The cover of Slipknot's forthcoming album, Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), shows this new mask, created by the band's visual and conceptual mastermind, Clown. The Slipknot percussionist conceived of the mask recently and continues to work on an actual version for fans while on the road headlining the Jägermeister Music Tour, which runs through May 14 in Sacramento, California.
Upon its completion, the mask will be available at Slipknot shows, potentially providing the performing band with a view of a sea of homogenous maggots, as Slipknot fans are called. [see full story for more and a peak at the cover art]- Click Here for the Full Story
BRMC & Gomez Lollapalooza
Billboard reports: As expected, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Gomez have joined the lineup for this year's Lollapalooza festival. The tour will kick off July 14 at White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Wash., with a two-day bill that also includes Morrissey, Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, the Polyphonic Spree and String Cheese Incident.
Morrissey will close the first night's show, while String Cheese Incident will wrap things up on day two. A host of additional acts, as well as the full tour routing, have yet to be announced. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
The Who Go Down
Billboard reports: The Who are preparing to play a pair of cities each in Japan, Australia and California following their June 12 performance at England's Isle of Wight festival.
The trek begins July 24 in Yokohama, and continues to Osaka, Sydney and Melbourne before winding down in Mountain View on Aug. 7 and Los Angeles on Aug. 9. - Click Here for the Full Story
I Ate Your Microphone reports: Florida's Endo recently completed tracking five new songs, to which frontman Gil Bitton will be adding vocals today. The material will be used to shop for a new label, following last years departure from DV-8/Columbia.- Click Here for the Full Story
American Head Charge
I Ate Your Microphone reports: American Head Charge signed a new deal with Nitrus Records earlier this year, and expect to release their new album "Just For The Record" through the label in October. The band are entering a studio in Los Angeles, California on May 31st to begin recording the effort, which will see production from Greg Fidelman ("The War Of Art", Marilyn Manson, Slipknot). - Click Here for the Full Story
Revolution Goes On
I Ate Your Microphone reports: The Revolution Smile have parted ways with their label Flawless/Geffen Records and are currently seeking a new home. The band have been busily finishing up new material as of late and currently have around ten fresh songs in the demo stages.- Click Here for the Full Story
Sock The Darkness
Net Music Countdown reports: The Darkness have announced their participation in a UK soccer tournament to benefit charity. The tournament will be part of the 2004 Soccer Six event, which plays as various fields throughout the UK in May. The Darkness will kick the ball around in Goodison Park on Sunday, May 9, and the rest of the celebrity participants will be named in coming weeks. Money raised at the events will go to Prince's Trust and Give A Child A Chance. - Click Here for the Full Story
liveDaily reports: The Beach Boys, sporting a lineup that features only one original member of the legendary group, heads out for more tour dates this spring and summer.
Led by founding member Mike Love and longtime member Bruce Johnston, the group returns to the road later this month. Dates are confirmed through October, though the bulk of the band's schedule is concentrated in June, July and August. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
press release reports: CLASSIC CASE will be heading out on two huge tours after they play Skate and Surf in Asbury Park, NJ. The band will be playing the Ocean Avenue Complex Stage on Saturday April 17th at 2:20 pm. They will be sharing the stage with Halifax, Big Collapse and a surprise act so remember to show up early. Right after that you will be able to catch them with A STATIC LULLABY from April 20th to May 5th and then the band will be directly supporting ORGY until the end of the month. CLASSIC CASE will be playing songs from their debut e/p ITS BEEN BUSINESS DOING PLEASURE WITH YOU (Lowband) available from their online store www.classiccase.net and through interpunk.com and smartpunk.com. - Click Here for the Full Story
Press Release reports: "Late News Breaking," the major label debut from soulful and ragged guitar rockers Squad Five-0, will be released on June 29th. The album's title, borrowed from a Joe Strummer song, acknowledges the various current events that inspired the band's latest collection of songs. While the tracks are united by their passion, and by an abiding love of guitar rock in all its forms, the subject matter is coming from the perspectives of five unique people.- Click Here for the Full Story
Starting Line Fuse
press release reports: Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line will be on Fuse's IMX this Wednesday, April 14th to talk about his contribution to the book Revolution on Canvas. Joining him will be members of From Autumn To Ashes, JamisonParker, Taking Back Sunday and Charlie Adams publisher of the book and owner of We The People Records. IMX is on FUSE TV at 6 PM EST and 3 PM PST and also live on the web at www.fuse.tv! - Click Here for the Full Story