The PRP reports: Godsmack have set "Changes" as the title to their upcoming live DVD release, which is now eyeing a September 14th release date through Universal. [more] - Click Here for the Full Story
The Cure Auction
Aversion reports: The Cure's lending its reputation to help Amnesty International raise a few bucks.
The band announced yesterday (July 12) that it would auction off a pair of tickets to its upcoming Curiosa Tour to benefit the human rights organziation. Buyers can place bids through eBay for a VIP ticket package, which includes tickets, a meet and greet session with the band and a signed copy of its latest, The Cure (I Am/Geffen) [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Limp Rumor: Wes Back in Bizkit?
RIFTrock reports: According to a post by Fred Durst on the Limp Bizkit message board. This info has yet to be confirmed, but apparently the username is Fred's:
"Hey guys, it's Fred. Just wanted to let you guys know that WES is back in the family and we're so glad to have him back!!! on that note we've learned that we needed a bit of a change and that will show up on our new cd. Limp Bizkit will now be known only as 'Limp'. we feel that the name change is the first step to you guys getting used to our newer sound. This time around keep your ears open for brutal breakdowns and more screaming. The rap will be non-existant now and the change is refreshing. I can't wait to start recording these songs so you guys can hear them! Love all-Fred" - Click Here for the Full Story
Scratching head: This doesn't appear to be legit on first glance. Fred usually posts in the news section of the site and as anyone that has read his ramblings, he is not fond of capitalization. Take this one with a pound of salt, it may very well end up being a fan screwing around. But then again, Fred promised big news soon. So who knows?
Keenan & Flea Join Axis
Blabbermouth reports: TOOL/A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea have been added to the lineup of artists scheduled to perform at The Axis of Justice concert on July 17 at the Avalon in Los Angeles. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Dimmu Ozzfest Temp
Blabbermouth reports: Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have recruited NILE's Tony Laureno as a session drummer for the duration of Ozzfest 2004 after the group's Danish skinsman, Reno Kiilerich (PANZERCHRIST, EXMORTEM, VILE), was unable to obtain a U.S. work visa in time to join the band on the road. - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Blabbermouth also has news on OTEP To Report From 'The Front Line', DISIPLIN To Play New Material At Norway's HOLE IN THE SKY Festival, NAPALM DEATH: North American Release Date Set For 'Leaders Not Followers 2', Israel's THE KNELL Reform, Begin Work On New Material and more click here to check it out
AC/DC Lane Approved
BW&BK reports: According to ABC News Australia, rock giants AC/DC will have an alley in Melbourne named after them. The former Corporation Lane has been renamed AC/DC Lane in honour of the rock veterans. The Melbourne City Council backed the name change last week, aiming to acknowledge the influence of music on the city's character. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
BW&BK reports: Ozzfest 2004 Second Stage band ATREYU missed their 9:30 slot [yesterday] at Mansfield, MA. Here is the official statement from the band's website:
"Hey everyone! we are terribly sorry to all of you who came to the Boston Ozzfest show and missed us... we had trouble at the Canadian border and the trip took wayyy longer than expected, so we ended up missing our time slot. Again we are very sorry... More bad news - we have to drop off our show in Ottawa due to the fact there's no way we can drive to Ottawa and back and make it for the next Ozzfest date." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: BW&BK also has news on NAPALM DEATH - Leaders Not Followers: Part 2 Due Out October 5th, EDGUY Officially Confirm North American Shows, METALLICA-MEGADETH Spat Continues, JAG PANZER and more click here to check it out
Final Danzig Tour - Misfits
Metal Rules reports: "Blackest of the Black" organizer Glenn Danzig had this comment "At least in the foreseeable future... this will be my last tour. It seems like I have been touring my whole life and I want to take some time for myself and do many of the things I've always wanted to do, like direct my first feature film, which I will be doing this next year."
As this may be the last show for Glenn Danzig to tour as DANZIG, he explains about the show and line-up with former band-mate Doyle. "So, to do this right, I invited DOYLE to join DANZIG on Stage at "Blackest Of The Black" for a ‘Special Guest' MISFITS set. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
A Little Wait for New Tom
Pitchfork reports: The forthcoming new album from Tom Waits, Real Gone, now has a release date: October 4th. But watch out, Rahzel! According to the folks at Waits' label, Anti, the record will replace the legendary songwriter's piano with his own brand of vocal percussion. Oh, sweet Jesus.
But don't fret, lovers of actual music-- as we reported in April, a whole bevy of instrument spankers are on board: guitarist Mark Ribot will be collaborating for the first time since 1985's Rain Dogs; Larry Taylor, a veteran of several Waits recordings, will be on bass and guitar, Brain Manita (Primus, Buckethead, the most recent Guns 'N' Roses tour) will man the drums, Waits' son Casey X will handle percussion and turntables, Primus founder Les Claypool will slap the electric bass, and Harry Cody's got the guitar and banjo. [see full story for more details, including track listing]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Pitchfork also has news on Br. Danielson plans LP with Deerhoof, tours Sebadoh plan tour, full reunion possible Wrens documentary in the works, White Stripes ready rarities comp, live DVD and more click here to check it out
Jello Drops DK Suit
AP reports: Former Dead Kennedys lead singer Jello Biafra has dropped his remaining lawsuit against members of his band.
In May 2000, a jury convicted Biafra and his record label of breach of contract and fraud. In June 2003, a state appeals court upheld that decision and ordered Biafra to pay $220,000 in back royalties and other damages.
But the appeals panel reversed the lower court's decision to break up the partnership, remanding the case back to the trial court to determine whether a partnership among the band members should be dissolved and its assets sold.
On June 30, Biafra agreed "the partnership's assets would be substantially diminished" by breaking it up. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
100 Million iTunes Sold
Reuters reports: Computer Inc. has sold 100 million songs on its iTunes Music Store, solidifying its position as the leading legal music download site, the maker of the iPod and Macintosh computer said on Monday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Love Released From Hospital
Reuters reports: Troubled rocker Courtney Love was discharged on Monday from a Manhattan hospital where she spent the weekend, a person close to the performer told Reuters. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Stones Box Date Set
ArrowFM reports: Remember that Rolling Stones box set that chronicle the band as single chart hit makers in the 1960's? Well, ABKO has stamped it with a July 27th release date. The Rolling Stones Singles 1965-1967 takes up where The Rolling Stones 1963-1967, released earlier this year, left off. The set will include eleven individual CDs that shows the band expanding their sound to encompass such genres as psychadelia and folk. [see full story for more details]- Click Here for the Full Story
Page & Beck Photobirds
ArrowFM reports: Former Yardbirds guitarists Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck recently reunited for a photo shoot for U.K.'s Mojo magazine. On stands tomorrow, the issue comes with a CD The Roots of Led Zeppelin, which features 15 tracks that inspired one of the hardest rock bands of all time. The issue also features an exclusive interview with Page and Beck talking about the first time they met to their incredible careers with Led Zeppelin and the Jeff Beck Group respectively. The 15-page feature story also has a section on the top 10 essential blues albums chosen by Eric Clapton. - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: ArrowFM also has news on Ringo Releases Book of Beatles Postcards, AC/DC Alley In The Works, Bowie Undergoes Emergency Surgery, Pink Floyd Sued By Back-up Singer and more click here to check it out
IAYM reports: The upcoming debut effort from Colonel Claypool's Bucket Of Bernie Brains, "The Big Eyeball In The Sky", has been bumped back to a September 21st release date through Prawn Song.- Click Here for the Full Story
Full Time Tool
IAYM reports: An update has been posted over at Tool's official website www.toolband.com, explaining that the band are back in full time jamming mode preparing their upcoming new album, as frontman Maynard James Keenan has returned to the fold following his A Perfect Circle duties.- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: IAYM also has news on RoadRage: more stops announced, Eighteen Visions/Haste The Day tour, Metallica/Godsmack U.S. tour, Entombed: "Inferno" / "Averno", Codeseven updates click here to check it out
Silly News: Avril Snubs Prince
Ananova reports: Avril Lavigne pulled out of meeting Prince Charles at Capital FM's Party In The Park in London and threw organisers into a panic.
The Canadian rocker and R&B star Jamelia were due to sit either side of Charles as he watched the end of the show in aid of the Prince's Trust in Hyde Park.
But Lavigne apparently wasn't keen on meeting the Prince. An insider told The Sun: "She wanted to get away as soon as she completed her set. Hasty arrangements were made for Will Young to take Avril's place.
"The official line is that Avril had a plane to catch. But the truth is she is cripplingly shy and hates publicity stunts." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Ananova also has news on Lindsey 'secures record deal', Will Smith 'backs music pirates', Razorlight 'already working on new album', Brian's Westlife move shocked Kerry and more click here to check it out
Sonic Youth Clubbing
liveDaily reports: Sonic Youth, which was forced to revamp its summer schedule after the Lollapalooza tour was canceled, has added several new club dates to its summer itinerary.
The New York-based, alt-rock godfathers launch a tour this week behind their latest release, "Sonic Nurse," which hit stores on June 8. The album features 10 new tracks, including "Unmade Bed," which has been shipped to radio stations. [see full story for the latest dates and more on what Sonic Youth is up to these days] - Click Here for the Full Story
liveDaily reports: Speed-metal veterans Slayer have shoehorned additional live dates into their schedule during days off from this summer's Ozzfest tour.
The additional dates include a mix of festival performances and co-headlining shows with Slipknot or Judas Priest. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Elton Mega DVD
liveDaily reports: The four-DVD Elton John set "Dream Ticket," which features live performances of more than 70 songs as well as other previously unreleased material, will go on sale this fall exclusively via Best Buy stores and bestbuy.com.
A specific release date hasn't been announced for the set... [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: liveDaily also has news on Gillian Welch sets headlining dates around Sweet Harmony outing, Los Lobos continue roadwork, covers EP on the way, The Samples back studio album, live set with more roadwork, Eminem, Christina Aguilera, iTunes and more click here to check it out
Xfm reports: Reports are circulating that Eminem will be following up his movie acting debut in ‘8 Mile' with a role playing the part of boxing sensation Dmitry Salita – allegedly even going so far as to employ Lennox Lewis' trainer to prepare his for the role.
After the huge international success of ‘8 Mile' in 2002 (in which the Detroit rapper who clawed his way to the very top of the music scene played a Detroit rapper who clawed his way to the very top of the music scene) it's being rumoured that Eminem will be playing the role of undefeated 22-year-old Ukranian-born Jewish boxing phenomenon Dmitry Salita in a new biopic. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Xfm also has news on Blink-182, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, R.E.M. Add To Political Comp, Courtney Handcuffed And Hospitalised, X-clusive: The Prodigy Reveal UK Tour Plans, Lost Clash Tracks Surface For Album Reissue and more click here to check it out
press release reports: Candlelight Records today confirms August 10 as the long-awaited release date for the new album from Sweden's Entombed. Inferno w/Averno is the eighth studio album from the three-time Scandinavian Grammy Award nominated five-piece.
Recorded at famed Atlantis Studios in Stockholm (Abba, Lenny Kravitz), Inferno w/bonus US disc Averno was produced by Entombed and Per Gunnerfeldt (best known for his work with The Hives, (Int) Noise Conspiracy). The album finds Entombed in unmistakable raw form and features some of their best material to date.- Click Here for the Full Story
Black Maria Victory
press release reports: Victory Records has announced the signing of Toronto's THE BLACK MARIA. Following the implosion of the genre-defining GRADE (the band that many music writers and bands give credit to for the creation in 1995 of the screamo genre), its mastermind and creative leader Kyle Bishop was possessed to create something profoundly new and vibrant. He connected with Chris Gray (Zyon) and wall of sound axe-wielder Alan Nacinovic. The troupe was completed with a groove-laden rhythm section that can shatter the bones of the Gods - Derek Petrella on Drums and multi-instrumentalist Mike De Eyre on bass. They chose the THE BLACK MARIA as their band name, which comes from the slang term given to a police patrol wagon- "The Deliverer of Death"
They head into the studio this July to record their debut album.- Click Here for the Full Story
Transmission0 Set Date
press release reports: Go Kart Records today confirms August 24 as the US release date for the debut album from Netherland-based aggressive metal/hardcore band Transmission0. Simply titled 0 (Zero), it is the band's first introduction to stateside audiences as previously related projects and recordings have been primarily unavailable for most US music listeners.- Click Here for the Full Story
Who Killed The Zutons
press release reports: THE ZUTONS are gearing up to come to the U.S. and give us a taste of their upcoming debut, Who Killed The Zutons? to be released October 19, 2004 on Deltasonic/Epic Records. This five piece band hails from Liverpool and whose music has been described as a blend of psychedelic, funk, jazz, soul and zombie rock. [if that description got your interest, check out the full story link for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Andrew WK's Warped Fuse
press release reports: WARPED WEDNESDAYS – JULY 14th
Every Wednesday all summer long between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM (EST), Fuse's air will be overtaken by the hottest bands on the tour, hosting hours of their favorite music videos and sharing their Warped road stories. Later in the day, fans can then tune-in to Fuse's live daily studio telecast between 6:00 – 7:00 PM (EST) for a final fix of tour updates, news, exclusive interviews from the road, and much more. THIS WEEK'S GUEST: ANDREW W.K. - Click Here for the Full Story
Killswitch Engage Headlining
press release reports: [Follow up for last week, for those that missed it... it's official now] Roadrunner Records is proud to announce that leaders of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal- Killswitch Engage- will embark on a headlining tour from August 17th to September 17th with From Autumn to Ashes, Eighteen Visions and 36 Crazyfists opening, playing cities all over the United States.
In addition, from late October 27th through mid-December, Killswitch Engage will tour with Slayer on the latest incarnation of the highly successful Jagermeister Tour. Vocalist, Howard Jones says of the Jager trek, "Every band that has any kind of metal influence owes at least part of their existence to Slayer. To get a chance to play with AND see them every night on the Jager tour is like the first time you eat chocolate...SWEET. This is going to be a tour to remember, bring your dancing shoes kids!" [see full story for dates, etc]- Click Here for the Full Story
Rebirth of Metal
press release reports: Bully Magazine (www.bullymag.com) and The Music Cartel (www.music-cartel.com) have teamed up once again to bring the second installment of the REBIRTH OF THE HEAVY series to heavy music fans. Many of the featured bands havecontributed unreleased tracks for this special compilation. REBIRTH OF THE HEAVY VOL. II is on sale now and available direct through Bully Magazine, at local record shops, or online at most major music sites. The artist lineup for REBIRTH OF THE HEAVY VOL. II includes Blind Dog, Greenleaf, Dirty Rig, Smoke, Murder 1, Volume, 18 Speed Tranny, The Deed, Abdullah, Solace, El Buzzard, Carrion, Buckethitch, Speedloader, Bad Wizard, Buzzsawyer, Ironboss, and Orange Goblin. [see full story for more- Click Here for the Full Story