Aversion reports: Arthur "Killer" Kane, bassist for the pioneering punk outfit The New York Dolls, died Tuesday (July 13).
The bassist died in a Los Angeles hospital from complications with pneumonia. He was 55.
Kane helped define New York's punk movement with the Dolls' brash guitars, snotty atmospheres and, early in their career, audience-baiting drag outfits. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Billboard reports that the group's manager stated that the cause of death was due to complications from leukemia.
Aversion reports: Interested in getting a copy of Feeder's B-sides compilation? You'd better get ready for some e-shopping.
The band announced that Picture of Perfect Youth, a collection of 36 B-sides, would only be available via the band's official web site. - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Aversion also has news on Courtney Love Back in Hospital, Battle for Joey Ramone's Last Tapes, Blues Explosion Leaves Matador, The Used Return Next Month, More Details on New NIN Album and more click here to check it out
The PRP reports: [Trent Reznor posted a lot of info on the forthcoming CD, here is what he had to say about Dave Grohl's involvement in the CD] There is a much less refined approach to most of this record and I wrote a lot of the tracks envisioning powerful live drumming: enter Dave Grohl. Working with him has been once of the most inspiring and exciting experiences I've had in the studio. The tracks he's played on (all fifteen), have come alive in a "better-than-I'd-even-hoped-for" type way. The rest of the music I'm playing myself.
We are tentatively mixing the record in October and tracking, treating and thinking from now until then. That means the record comes out early 2005 and we will tour extensively worldwide to support it. [see full story for Trent's full statement]- Click Here for the Full Story
Faith No Bjork
The PRP reports: Mike Patton of Faith No More/Mr. Bungle/Tomahawk, etc. fame, will be guest appearing on the Bjork's new album "Medulla". The effort will see a release through Elektra/Atlantic on August 31st [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Resident Evil Pushed Back
The PRP reports: The forthcoming Soundtrack for "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" has now been pushed back to an August 31st release date via Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Digital Noise reports: The track listing for Megadeth's upcoming new album, "The System Has Failed" has been finalized and is as follows:
Blackmail The Universe - Die Dead Enough - Kick The Chair - The Scorpion - Tears In A Vial - I Know Jack - Back In The Day - Something I'm Not - Truth Be Told - Of Mice And Men - Shadow Of Deth - My Kingdom Come [see full story for more details on the CD]- Click Here for the Full Story
Headbanger's Ball Vol 2
Digital Noise reports: Roadrunner Records will be releasing a second "Headbanger's Ball" compliation album, titled "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball, Vol. 2" on September 28th.
Like the first "Headbanger's Ball" album, "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball, Vol. 2" will be two-discs. - Click Here for the Full Story
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Van Halen Hits Release Dates
BW&BK reports: VAN HALEN's upcoming greatest hits collection, The Best Of Both Worlds, will be released internationally on the following dates: UK - July 19th, North America - July 20th, Germany - July 26th, Japan - August 4th, Australia - August 13th. [see full story for tracklist and VH tour dates] - Click Here for the Full Story
Lacuna Coil Top 100K In Sales
BW&BK reports: Century Media have racked up their second 100,000 + selling CD with LACUNA COIL's Comalies album.
The album has scanned 100,148 copies to date, making it the second Century Media release to break the 100,000 mark after SHADOWS FALL's The Art Of Balance album. The album sales over the last week have actually increased 23% over the previous week, making it Century Media's highest sales week ever. [see full story for tour dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Duran Duran Box Set
MTV reports: A Duran Duran box set featuring the group's first three albums, Duran Duran, Rio and Seven and the Ragged Tiger, will be released on August 10. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Used Sophomore CD
MTV reports: A new album by the Used, In Love and Death, is set for release August 31. The John Feldmann-produced effort is the follow-up to the band's 2002 self-titled debut.- Click Here for the Full Story
Legal Guardian Appointed
For Courtney Love
MTV reports: Courtney Love now has a legal guardian, according to Robert Ring, one of her attorneys.
While the singer is receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment at a private facility in New York, Ring represented her in a civil matter brought by her former legal team on Tuesday in Santa Monica, where he described her as "beyond uncooperative."
The singer is being sued for unpaid attorney's fees by the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, which previously represented Love, her former bandmate Eric Erlandson and her company, Doll Head Inc. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Silly News: Beware of Gas
New York Daily News reports: [Couldn't resist this one, not even remotely music related but good for a end of the week chuckle or two] BLACKSVILLE, W.Va. - Warning: smoking in the toilet can be dangerous. A portable toilet exploded Tuesday after a man who was inside it lit a cigarette.
Emergency workers said the man was not severely injured and drove himself to Clay-Battelle Community Health Center. He was later transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital. His name and condition were not available Wednesday. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Cannibal Corpse Accused of
Racism By Canadian Authorities
Metal-Rules reports: Prior to CANNIBAL CORPSE's appearance at The Opera House in Toronto this past Saturday, July 10th, The Hate And Morality Department of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Department contacted local promoter Noel from Inertia Entertainment saying that he would be charged if the show took place.
Here is Noel's statement that was posted on the Brave Board at BraveWords.com:
So, I woke up to a phonecall Friday Morning from The Hate And Morality Department of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Department. They told me I would be arrested and charged under Section 319 of the Criminal Code of Canada if Cannibal Corpse performed in Toronto. They also told the Opera House that they would be charged as well if the band hit the stage.
So, I inquired why. I was told the band was racist. Then the Detective began citing their early records claiming they were aimed towards minorities (Hammer Smash Face, Butchered At Birth). He then told me that as well, they incite violence towards minorities and women in their lyrics. They have been downloaded, and reviewed
I told him, it was nothing more than horror movie scripts essentially. B-Movies. Slasher Flicks. You don't come down on Freddy Kruger. Or Jason, so how is this anything different? And absolutely nowhere will you find Cannibal Corpse singing anything racist. [the show eventually did go on but if you want to read the rest of the story, click the full story link] - Click Here for the Full Story
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Maroon 5 Take Time on 2nd
Launch reports: Maroon 5 won't start recording their sophomore album, the follow-up to 2002's Songs About Jane, until early next year, but they're already thinking about the future. Singer Adam Levine recently told the Salt Lake Tribune that the initial success the band has had is just the beginning. He said, "But you can never think you've made it at this point. We have succeeded on many levels, but it's so fleeting, and it can so quickly be snatched away from you. You don't want to take it for granted at all. We don't want to slow up." - Click Here for the Full Story
Sigur Rós Plot Next
Drowned In Sound reports: In the week they release their 20-minutes of beauty ep that is 'Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do', Icelandic ambient wunderkidz Sigur Rós update their website with news about the follow-up to 2002's, frankly, amazing, ( ) - if you don't own this, stop reading and go and buy it!
The album, likely to come out in Spring 2005, is currently being recorded at the band's own studio, Sundlaugin - infamously a converted swimming pool, which according to those kings of Nerdonia over at Pitchfork is where 'In a Safe Place' the new Sub Pop from The Album Leaf was recorded. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
ArrowFM reports: Word has it that if you drink and smoke enough (cigarettes or otherwise), you're voice will start to sound like troubadour Bob Dylan's. This could be an urban legend. Who knows? Either way, someone took the idea and packaged it into a lovely bottle of wine. According to Billboard.com, an Italian winery, Fattoria La Terrazze, has developed a wine called Planet Waves, named after Dylan's 1974 album of the same name. This is not the first time the winery has used Dylan as an inspiration. Previously, the company used a line called Visions of J - referring to Bob's song "Visions of Johanna." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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APC Release Date Shuffle
IAYM reports: The forthcoming new releases from A Perfect Circle (the live DVD, remix album, and possibly their next album) are all now expected out through Virgin on November 16th.- Click Here for the Full Story
IAYM reports: Anti-Flag will be releasing a DVD on October 19th entitled "Death Of A Nation", the effort will feature footage recorded at shows played this past year, as well as various bits of behind the scenes footage and the "making of" their 'Turncoat' video. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Korn Go Indie
liveDaily reports: liveDaily recently interviewed Korn frontman Jonathan Davis about a variety of topics, the follow is where Jonathan discusses where the band plans to go from here [see the full story link for the full interview]:
We're just taking a stance with, we did sell records, we do sell records, so they have to listen to us. So we make the records we want to make. We never had them come back and say, "Well, this is the kind of record we want to put out." That didn't fly with us. Now we're getting ready to do a greatest hits and we're off Sony, so we're free agents. And we're not going to sign to another major label; we're just going to do it ourselves. It's time for a new business model.
Music, I think, in general, totally sucks. Corporate rock now is all this pop-punk stuff that's about nothing. Nothing's dangerous anymore. Nothing has any meaning, and that's why it's not selling. Hip-hop really sells a lot because that stuff is dangerous, and it's great; it's music. [sighs] It's just an ailing business. - Click Here for the Full Story
Ozzy & Priest Get Special
press release reports: The latest Guitar World on newsstands now, features an insiders look at everything Ozzfest. From profiles of Ozzfest acts, to interviews with Judas Priest and Black Sabbath, this issue is every metal fan's dream. The grand wizard of heavy metal, Tony Iommi, reflects on the very wicked world of Black Sabbath and Ozzie Osbourne determines what makes a guitar hero. Rob Haltford assures his fans that Judas Priest are back! In "Dear Guitar Hero..." Slayer's Kerry King answers questions from his fans. Also, GW checks out Coheed an Cambria and discovers the missing link between new-school punk and old school progressive rock. - Click Here for the Full Story
RAINN Benefit CD
press release reports: In celebration of the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network's (RAINN's) 10th Anniversary year, top artists including Tori Amos, Grammy winners Michelle Branch and the Indigo Girls, Fisher, and Dar Williams have come together on "For the Next X: A Benefit CD for RAINN."
This new compilation CD includes previously unreleased or limited-release tracks — and some old favorites — from these top artists as well as new, up-and-coming artists including Charlotte Martin, Ben Jelen, and The Ben Taylor Band.
Some tracks have only been heard live, others were released on limited-edition EPs, and one was written just for RAINN. Now these stunning performances are all here on "For the Next X."
"For the Next X" is available from RAINN at www.rainn.org or by calling 1.800.656.HOPE x3. Orders for the CD placed before July 27, 2004, will be at the special pre-order price of $9.99. After July 27th, "For the Next X" will be available for $12.99. [see the full story link for more information, tracklisting and the preorder special] - Click Here for the Full Story
Future Leaders of the World
press release reports: FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD
SET TO RELEASE DEBUT, LVL IV ON OCTOBER 19, 2004
The 10 song debut on Epic Records was produced by GGGarth (Rage Against the Machine, Chevelle and Mudvayne) and co-produced by Mike Flynn and mixed by Andy Wallace and Michael Barbiero. The album is infused with relentless rhythms, visceral guitars matched with socially-conscious rants. This quartet hails from Buffalo and is led by front man Phil Tayler. Tayler faced many obstacles to get to the point where the career of FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD begins. He endured poverty and homelessness which drove him even harder to get his musical career off the ground. - Click Here for the Full Story
The X-Headz Are Coming
press release reports: Locomotive Music unleash another barrel of smoldering metal with Dirty Pounding Gasoline, the debut album from German artists The X-Headz on August 3, 2004.
Originally a hardcore outfit formed in 92, The X-Headz redirected their sound with new vocalist Christoph Birx and the addition of lead guitarist Andreas Peters. Dirty Pounding Gasoline is an aggressive combination of hard edged guitar led metal and deep powerful vocals. The hardcore influences that brought Guido Reuss(Guitars), Mark Neschen(Bass) and Oliver Beck (Drums) together to start the band in the early 90s are still apparent, while adding a more melodic tone to their sound.- Click Here for the Full Story
Story of the Year, Lostprophets,
My Chemical Romance, and Letter Kills Fall Tour
press release reports: Story of the Year, Lostprophets, My Chemical Romance, and Letter Kills will be on tour together, starting 9/17 in Tuscon, AZ, and ending on 10/16 in Chicago, IL. Full tour schedule will become available soon. - Click Here for the Full Story