Get MP3s For Pennies
tinfoil reports: A Russian online music service is offering songs online for one cent per megabyte in a format that you choose.
Charles Wright, a Sydney Morning Herald reporter, discovered the site, allofmp3.com, and has been using it. So far he has downloaded 968 songs of big name artists for just under $50. The same songs with the typical price tag of 99 cents a song comes out to $958 or with Walmart¹s cheaper 88 cent/song service a total of $851.84.
The site charges users on a per megabyte system. The offering is approximately one MB for one cent. The site seems too cheap to be true but the site claims to be legal and licensed its content from the Russian Multimedia and Internet Society with a license number of LS-3M-03-79. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Best Guitar Solos of All
tinfoil reports: About.Com recently reported on a Guitar World Magazine readers poll. The poll was to determine the greatest guitar solos of all time, and they listed the top 100 solos. While it's bound to spawn some controversy, it certainly hits closer to the mark than last years "best guitarist" poll in another publication. With a top 10 that includes "Eruption" (Eddie Van Halen), "Crazy Train" (Randy Rhoads), and "All Along the Watchtower" (Jimi Hendrix), it's obvious the poll has a rock music bias, but there is no disputing the impact that these artists have had on popular music. - Click Here for the Full Story
Digital Noise reports: Lollapalooza organizers have finally unveiled a partial list of tour dates for the upcoming travelling concert event, and it includes one stop in Canada.
July 14/15 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
July 17/18 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 26/ 27 - Englewood, CO @ Coors Amphitheatre
July 29/30 - Tinley Park, IL @ Tweeter Center
August 2/3 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 5/6 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre
August 9/10 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
August 12/13 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post
August 14/15 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
August 18/19 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center At the Waterfront
August 21/22 - Atlanta, GA @ Turner Field
August 24/25 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Center - Click Here for the Full Story
Weiland Threatens Critic
Blabbermouth reports: VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland has slammed Maxim magazine writer Jon Caramanica over his review of the group's debut album, "Contraband".
[Weiland's comments are below - see full story for the review]
"In his review of our album 'Contraband', Jon Caramanica of MAXIM knows about as much about me and my legal situation as he does about our music. The article mentions my legal status which states that I will be eligible for release from rehab in July. Sorry to break your heart and take the wind from your sails but I was sprung from rehab on the 22nd of April. Now Jon, Jon, Jon — come on now — my 'boozy' charm? Unless you were born yesterday you would know I was a dope fiend, not a boozer. Let's just get down to it Jon, this album sounds nothing like 'Appetite' and you know nothing about me, so if you're gonna make a record 'Album of the Month' then stop the punk-ass back-handed comments!
"Let's meet up face-to-face and see just how 'boozy' I am in person — when I get 'manic' on your ass motherf***er!" - Click Here for the Full Story
New Disturbed Bass?
Blabbermouth reports: Former UNION UNDERGROUND bassist John Moyer is rumored to have joined DISTURBED as the replacement for departed bassist Fuzz.
Moyer, whose previous band toured with DISTURBED as part of the 2001 installment of Ozzfest, is known to have tried out for DISTURBED at the open bassist auditions held in Chicago on April 4.
DISTURBED parted ways with bassist Fuzz late last year due to personality conflicts. The band are currently working on their third album, due for release in early 2005. - Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been forced to cancel their European tour with CROWBAR and their appearance at the With Full Force open air festival in Germany. According to an official press release from the group, the reason for the cancellation is the fact that "[vocalist] Maurizio [Iacono] and wife Meggin are expecting a little boy and the due date has been upgraded to mid July, making the tour and With Full Force too close for the birth date! The band apologizes to all their fans and inconvenience this might have caused... [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Rise Against Switch Guitarist
Punkbands.com reports: Rise Against has announced that guitarist Todd has left the band due to creative differences. Replacing him will be Chris Chasse, formerly of Reach The Sky. The band is still working on their Dreamworks debut up in Canada with GGGarth Richardson.- Click Here for the Full Story
The PRP reports: Candiria have pushed back their forthcoming new album "What Doesn't Kill You..." to a July 13th release date through Type A Records. [see full story for track list]- Click Here for the Full Story
My Chemical Romance Tracks
The PRP reports: My Chemical Romance have confirmed the track listing for their Reprise/Warner debut, "Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge", it is as follows:
01 - "Helena" - 02 - "Give 'Em Hell, Kid" - 03 - "To The End" - 04 - "You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison" - 05 - "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" - 06 - "The Ghost Of You" - 07 - "The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You" - 08 - "Interlude" - 09 - "Thank You For The Venom" - 10 - "Hang 'Em High" - 11 - "It's Not A Fashion Statement, It's A f***ing Deathwish" - 12 - "Cemetery Drive" - 13 - "I Never Told You What I Do For A Living"
The album will be released on June 08th. - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: The PRP also has news on Slipknot and All That Remains videos, Les Claypool, Most Precious Blood, All Parallels, Shallow Water Grave, Bury Your Dead, Mellowdrone and more click here to check it out
Iced Earth Expand Tour
BW&BK reports: ICED EARTH have confirmed a new string of US dates, to take place in June. The band are on tour in support of their album The Glorious Burden. [see full story for dates, too many to list here]- Click Here for the Full Story
BW&BK reports: Reliable sources state that CINDERELLA front man Tom Keifer is currently "getting ready to mix a record that he's been working on. I guess he's going to shop it as a solo record."
As reported earlier this month, Cinderella recently canceled their US summer tour plans.
And amid rumors that Tom Keifer quit Cinderella, bassist Eric Brittingham responded: "Tom did not quit Cinderella. I have no idea where that rumor came from. I called him this morning and told him about it and he just laughed... see full story for more - Click Here for the Full Story
iMotorhead reports: MOTORHEAD have set "Inferno" as the title of their new album, due in North America on June 22 through the Sanctuary subsidiary Metal-Is Records (the album will arrive in Europe on June 21 via SPV/Steamhammer Records). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Terminal Show" (featuring a guest appearance by Steve Vai), "Smiling Like a Killer", "In the Name of Tragedy", "In the Black", "Year of The Wolf", "Life's a Bitch", "Keys to the Kingdom", "Suicide" and "Whorehouse Blues". The cover for the CD is once again being provided by esteemed cover artist Joe Petagno. [see full story for photos of Vai with Lemmy in the studio.]- Click Here for the Full Story
American Hi-Fi Recording
With Butch Walker
RIFTrock reports: American Hi-Fi are currently working with producer Butch Walker on their third studio album. The band began working on their new album last weekend and have already tracked five new songs. - Click Here for the Full Story
Most Precious Blood Drummer
RIFTrock reports: Most Precious Blood have a new drummer. Here's what the band had to say on their website about the whole situation:
"Had our drummer (now affectionately known as drummer # 7) bail on us via email on Monday. Told us he was leaving the band to go roadie for some rap group. Classic. Flew out our boy Wes from Seattle to do the tour. The show must go on. Forever forward..."- Click Here for the Full Story
Jacko Faces The Music
USA TODAY reports: Entertainer Michael Jackson returns to court Friday to learn what he's charged with in a felony indictment that marks a somber new phase in his child-molestation case.
A 19-member grand jury last week found probable cause to hold Jackson for trial. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Duran Duran Epic
Big News Network reports: Duran Duran may sign with Epic Records, the Eighties British supergroup's first major label deal since the original members reunited in 2001, sources say.
Word has been circulating for several months that Epic would sign Duran Duran, but a source said Thursday at Billboard.com the deal is close to being finalized.
A band spokesperson denied that any contract had been signed, but said a major announcement was coming soon. An Epic representative had no comment. - Click Here for the Full Story
AP reports: As Gibson Guitar Corp. launches a new digital model, company CEO Henry Juszkiewicz can close his eyes and almost hear the music.
"The defining moment will be when a certain lick in a popular song is out there, and it can't be done with anything else but a digital guitar," Juszkiewicz says. "It only takes one example to really inspire people."
That, Juszkiewicz hopes, will usher in the age of the digital guitar — much the same way as the Beatles and Rolling Stones inspired a generation of young people to pick up a standard electric guitar in the 1960s.
The digital guitar uses computer chips to clean up the signal — Juszkiewicz describes the new sound as traditional but "on steroids."
It also allows the player to control the sound of each string. For example, the guitarist can have a heavy metal crunch on the low strings, medium distortion on the middle strings and a clean sound on the high strings. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Nevermore Make It Official
press release reports: NEVERMORE is proud to announce that guitarist Steve Smyth (ex-Testament / Dragonlord) has officially been added to the band's lineup. The band's latest release Enemies of Reality (2003) was recorded by original members: Warrel Dane (vocals), Jeff Loomis (guitars), Jim Sheppard (bass), and Van Williams (drums). Nevermore utilized Smyth's services during the band's 2003 European and American tours in support of Dimmu Borgir.- Click Here for the Full Story
Vader The Beast
IAYM reports: Vader's upcoming new studio album has been titled "The Beast", with the band ready to record following their current tour. The new album from the Polish outfit is expected to see a release later this year through Empire Records.- Click Here for the Full Story
Les Claypool & Tom Waits
IAYM reports: Primus bassist/frontman Les Claypool is reportedly making a guest appearance on electric bass for the upcoming new album from Tom Waits, which is entitled "Real Gone" and is currently being recorded in an old school house in Mississippi. - Click Here for the Full Story
Vai for Scholarship
ArrowFM reports: Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and guitar Superstar Steve Vai are just some of the musical bigwigs endorsing the nation's first-ever online music scholarship from Boston's Berklee School of Music. Tyler has an honorary Dr. of Music degree from the school and will have his name attached to one of the grants. Vai, an alumnus of the University will have his name attached to another.- Click Here for the Full Story
ArrowFM reports: Consult your cable guide, a special on the Arts and Entertainment channel featuring Aerosmith will debut on May 21st. The program features live footage filmed at the band's April 5th concert in Orlando.- Click Here for the Full Story
Rufus Folds Guster
http://www.livedaily.com/news/6452.html reports: Alt-rock trio Guster teams with singer/pianists Ben Folds and Rufus Wainwright for a month-long, summer road trip.
The co-headlining run kicks off in Dayton, OH, on June 19, and wrap up in Pittsburgh on July 15. The itinerary includes a two-night stand in New York City's Central Park, as well as two shows in Guster's hometown of Boston.
Each act will play a one-hour set, and the performance order will change each night. [see full story for lots more including dates] - Click Here for the Full Story
press release reports: Philadelphia's Roots, popularly regarded as among today's most innovative, adventurous and influential bands, have just completed 'The Tipping Point,' their new album for release July 13, 2004 by Geffen. 'The Tipping Point,' says Roots founding member and drummer Ahmir Thompson, is the "sum of our 6 records and our 12 years as a band. Most of our album titles are chosen to reflect on the mood of where the group is and we feel as though this album is our biggest step. "
"The Tipping Point" track listing: 1.Star/Pointro - 2.I Don't Care (featuring Dom) - 3.Don't Say Nuthin' - 4.Guns Are Drawn (featuring Aaron) - 5.Stay Cool - 6.Web - 7.BOOM! - 8.Somebody's Gotta Do It (featuring Gene Gray and Mac Dub) - 9.Duck Down - 10.Why? - 11.The Mic (featuring Skillz and Trunk North)- Click Here for the Full Story