Metallica Drummer Hospitalized
Day in Rock reports: Lars Ulrich reportedly suffered some kind of "medical emergency" and according to some reports he was hospitalized. That obviously prevented him from playing the Download festival. There is no official word yet, what happened. Metallica.com has a report about the show going on with special guests [click the full story link to read all about it.] Hopefully, we will know more for tomorrows report. For now here is the set list and special guests that joined the band for the show.
Battery w/ Dave Lombardo from Slayer
The Four Horsemen w/ Dave Lombardo from Slayer
For Whom The Bell Tolls w/ Joey Jordison from Slipknot
Creeping Death w/ Joey Jordison from Slipknot
Seek And Destroy w/ Joey Jordison from Slipknot
Fade To Black w/ Flemming (Lars' Drum Tech)
Wherever I May Roam w/ Joey Jordison from Slipknot
Last Caress w/ Joey Jordison from Slipknot
Sad But True w/ Joey Jordison from Slipknot
Nothing Else Matters w/ Joey Jordison from Slipknot
Enter Sandman w/ Joey Jordison from Slipknot - Click Here for the Full Story
Metal Terrorist Was Just
Eric Heyl of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports: Hell hath no fury like a headbanger seemingly scorned.
This I discovered last week after penning a seemingly innocuous column jokingly linking Californian Adam Gadahn's evolution into suspected terrorist to his youthful love of heavy metal music. Gadahn, 25, is being hunted by various law enforcement agencies for allegedly having al-Qaida ties.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of metalheads failed to get the joke. They were convinced I had attacked their favorite form of music.
The column thus far has inspired nearly 700 vitriolic e-mails. This is by far the largest response to anything I've ever written -- and I've been doing this since the fellows in Korn were still on the cob. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Kittie Almost Electrocuted
Digital Noise reports: The members of Kittie narrowly escaped a life-threatening accident while on location for the shooting of its video, "Into the Darkness."
A huge acrylic pool that was to be suspended in the air exploded, sending 600 gallons of water gushing on to the soundstage where the band was just completing a live segment. The soundstage was full of lights, electrical equipment, the band's gear, and a couple dozen people. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Digital Noise reports: Static-X were forced to cancel their appearance at the Download Festival in Donnington, England after their tour bus broke down in Germany.
The band released an official statement regarding the situation and it reads as follows:
"We would like to send out a sincere apology for not being able to make the Download Festival today. We are stranded in the German countryside as our bus broke down late last night..." [see full story for the rest of the statement- Click Here for the Full Story
Darkest Hour Reissue
Digital Noise reports: Darkest Hour will be re-releasing "Hidden Hands of A Sadist Nation" on July 13th through Victory Records.
The re-release will include a limited edition bonus DVD with about 30 minutes of never before seen behind the scenes footage, an alternative version of the Sadist Nation video [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Digital Noise also has news on Megadeth Post "Set The World Afire" Online, Soilwork to Shoot Video for "Departure Plan", The Haunted Post New Song Online for Download, Slipknot Post Japanese Bonus Track Online for Download, The Dillinger Escape Plan Shoot Video for "Panasonic Youth" and more click here to check it out
Eminem As Axl
NMC reports: The MTV Move Awards is always a spectacle... Among this year's highlights? Eminem mooning the crowd.
D12 took the stage, parodying a rock band. The audience roared their appreciation as Eminem appeared as Guns n' Roses singer Axl Rose. In a nod to the movie "Kill Bill," D12's Bizarre dressed up as Uma Thurman's character in the film. - Click Here for the Full Story
New Beastie Boys Coming Real
NMC reports: The Beastie Boys are getting down with no delay.
The rock rap trio's new album, "To the 5 Boroughs," hits stores June 15, and Mike D, Ad-Rock and MCA just gave an over-the-top performance at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards in Santa Monica, California. Very soon, you, too, can "Ch-Check It Out" when the Beasties start touring in August. - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: NMC also has news on Kanye West Wants You to Vote, Enimem Drops His Drawers, Franz Ferdinand In-Store Appearance, Norah Jones Feels Like Platinum, Switchfoot Plays Pepsi Smash and more click here to check it out
AC/DC Blvd Planned
CNN reports: The rock band that belted out "Highway to Hell" could soon stroll down a lane named in their honor, city officials in the southern Australian city of Melbourne have said.
Melbourne City Council is considering renaming Corporation Lane, a narrow downtown alley, AC/DC Lane as a tribute to the band.
"They are probably the most successful Australian band ever and they really do have a connection to Melbourne," said council city services committee chairwoman Kimberly Kitching on Monda. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Local Radio Gets A Boost
Wired reports: The movement to introduce low-power radio stations onto the FM dial in urban areas got a boost Friday from two powerful senators who introduced a bill allowing federal regulators to license small stations.
Sens. John McCain (R-Arizona), chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), the ranking member on the Judiciary Committee, introduced the measure, which they hope will lead to the introduction of hundreds of community radio stations that can reach listeners up to 3.5 miles away.
The new legislation seeks to undo an appropriations rider passed in December 2000 by Congress, which was persuaded by large commercial broadcasters that local radio would likely interfere with their radio signals. Congress directed the Federal Communications Commission not to grant licenses until the FCC studied interference issues. [see full story for more details]- Click Here for the Full Story
Metal Soft For Radio Hits
Reuters reports: For heavy metal bands, it has always been about distortion-laden guitars, pounding drums, singers who can growl and break-neck solos. But now business demands are making some metal acts show their softer side.
With record labels dumping bands who don't sell records by the truck load, more and more of heavy metal groups are offering music that's easier on the ear in a bid to win mainstream radio play and targeting their harder tunes to niche TV shows. [see full story for a pretty good look at the trend.] - Click Here for the Full Story
Bon Jovi Boxset
Billboard reports: Bon Jovi guitarist/songwriter Richie Sambora says the band is considering releasing a boxed set.
"We found four albums' worth of songs people have never heard before," Sambora says.
There isn't a timetable for the boxed set, Sambora says. [more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Nuge Rocks Iraq
AP reports: More than 500 soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen crowded around a stage at a U.S. installation to hear country star Toby Keith and 1970s rocker Ted Nugent. - Click Here for the Full Story
Contrary to popular rumor, Nugent did not advise the troops that the best way to handle the enemy was to kill em' & grill em'
IAYM reports: Metallica are said to be releasing a new EP on July 13th featuring a song from the recent "Some Kind Of Monster" documentary, as well as an edited cut and a video of the same song. Also included on the offering will be live versions of 'The Four Horsemen', 'Damage, Inc.', 'Leper Messiah', 'Motorbreath', 'Ride The Lightning' and 'Hit The Lights'- Click Here for the Full Story
Coheed And Reissued
IAYM reports: Coheed And Cambria's sophomore outing "In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3" is set to see a re-release on June 29th through Columbia Records, it is not currently known whether the album will be backed with any additional material.- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: IAYM also has news on Abloom live dates, AudioVENT/Nigel update, Lamb Of God: tentative release date, Simplistic update, Creed disband, Red Tape/7 Seconds dates, Glory Of This sign with Indianola and more click here to check it out
Hippy For Prez
ArrowFM reports: What a great country we live in; anybody, and I mean anybody, can run for president. Take Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen who just announced that he's running president. Even though he's the first to admit that the bid is "to be considered for entertainment purposes only," Kaukonen maintains a nonviolent, anti-hatred and pro-compassion platform with a foreign policy based on the need for "visual peace." - Click Here for the Full Story
Don't worry antiGUY & Dr Fever are planning to announce their run in the coming weeks. No word yet on the key issues but the words 'free beer' & 'save Iraq with rock' are among the rumored taglines.
Source: ArrowFM also has news on KISS Takes VH1 Classic By Storm, Bill Ward Joins Black Sabbath Party, Blondie Takes Its Name Literally, Hagar Goes Country With Toby Keith, Stewart & Osbourne Rock The Olympics and more click here to check it out
Fountains of B-sides
Drowned in Sound reports: [Fountains of Wayne] have finally announced plans for a B-sides collection. The group have a wealth of non-LP material that would force any comprehensive collection onto two discs... There is speculation that the collection could include some new tracks as well as their infamous 'Baby One More Time' cover. It looks as though it will see the light of day before the end of the year, going some way to curbing the illegal trade of bootlegs on eBay. [see full story for more including the fate of the group's new single... not good news]- Click Here for the Full Story
antiMUSIC reports: [for those that missed the news on Friday] It has been expected for a few months but now it has become official--Creed has called it quits. The band announced their break up in a statement on Friday (June 4) and the key members are already working on the next chapter of their musical story.
Creed was one of the only modern rock bands that proved capable of competing with the boy band and teen pop of the late 90s on an equal sales footing. While often accused of mimicking the style of pioneering grunge group Pearl Jam, Creed was able to bridge that style with some elements of the nu-metal movement to create a slick sound that won over the masses to the tune of 30 million albums sold worldwide.
For their critics, to paraphrase Richard Nixon, "you won't have Creed to kick around any more", but you will have the group's key players--lead guitarist Mark Tremonti and vocalist Scott Stapp--who both plan to move forward with new projects. [see full story for the band's statement] - Click Here for the Full Story
Silly News: Naked Burger
New York Daily News reports: [not rock related but something silly to start the week off with] Police are searching for a man who was naked when he picked up his fast food order this week at a drive-through window.
The customer at Bojangles restaurant was described as a hairy, big-bellied man in his 30s with short curly black hair that was receding on the top of his head. He picked up an order at the window Monday morning.
"He conducted his business at the drive-through wearing no clothing and he had to open his door to receive whatever they were passing out the drive-through window," said Capt. Ross Frederick of the Hillsborough Police Department. - Click Here for the Full Story
Jet Pulls Out
Ananova reports: Jet have reportedly pulled out of this month's Glastonbury Festival due to family illness.
The Australian group were due to play on the Other Stage on the opening day of the festival.
A spokesperson for the band told NME.com that due to a "serious illness" in the family, the whole band will have to return to Australia. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Ananova reports: Stereolab have been dropped by the Warner Music Group in a major reorganisation by the record giant.
According to Rolling Stone nearly half of Warner Music Group's 170 artists may be dumped by the company while those who survive including the Darkness will probably have to work with smaller budgets in the future.
Martin Pike, manager of the London-based electronic-pop band told the magazine, "We were told that our services are going to be dispensed with.
"We've been with Elektra since 1993. That company doesn't exist anymore." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Moby & Public Enemy Anti-War
Ananova reports: Moby and rap group Public Enemy have teamed up on a new single MKLVFKWR.
The track was written specially for Unity, The Official Athens 2004 Olympic Games Album compilation.
The music for MKLVFKWR was written by Moby while the lyrics were penned by Chuck D and Flavor Flav of Public Enemy, "in reaction against the recent war in Iraq". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Ananova also has news on Jay-Z hires chicken-wing chef, The Streets let fans have a preview, Ex-pop star fined, Sugababes & Mis-Teeq try to break US market, The Libertines 'not splitting up' says manager and more click here to check it out
Van Halen Ready To Rock
liveDaily reports: With their final dress rehearsal behind them, the members of Van Halen are on the verge of launching a summer tour that continues to grow.
On Thursday (6/3), the group added to its itinerary stops in Louisville, KY; Green Bay, WI; Biloxi, MS; Atlanta; and Cincinnati. Tickets for the Louisville stop hit the box office on Saturday (6/5), while tickets for the Green Bay show go on sale June 12. On-sale dates for the remaining new stops have not been announced.
The run, which is Van Halen's first with singer Sammy Hagar since the mid '90s, kicks off in Greensboro, NC, on June 11, and dates are stacked up into late September. Tickets for all of the shows announced prior to Thursday (6/3) are already on sale. [see full story for more including the latest dates] - Click Here for the Full Story
Finch Hit The Road
liveDaily reports: Rockers Finch--who are in the studio working on their second album--get back on stage this summer for a headlining club tour, as well as performances at each stop on the Rolling Rock Town Fair Tour.
The Temecula, CA-based band's headlining run begins with a July 29 kick-off in Chicago, and dates so far stretch into mid-September. Details about ticket pre-sales are posted at the group's website. [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: liveDaily also has news on Ani DiFranco, New dates take Boston's tour through August, Creed calls its quits, members look to new projects, Jimmy Buffett, Diana DeGarmo, Fantasia Barrino, Boyz II Men, Cherie and more click here to check it out
Libertines Still A Band
Xfm reports: Despite recent claims by Libertines' co-frontman Pete Doherty, that he is abandoning the band to live in France, the troubled group's manager Alan McGee has stated that the band are not splitting up.
In an online message the ex-Creation and Poptones records label boss explained that the group are still together, though Doherty is back in rehab for his drug addiction.
"The band is not splitting up but I agree these are not happy times." He explained, "Peter is in a hospital and is getting treatment. His mum is constantly with him at present and she has been brilliant." [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
New Hives CD
Xfm reports: The Hives New Album Finally Unveiled
As ‘Walk Idiot Walk' the new single from Sweden's top monochrome suited quintet The Hives surfaces on 104.9 Xfm, we can finally reveal the band's new album title and release date, information hitherto shrouded in secrecy.
The track will be the first single off the band's new album ‘Tyrannosaurus Hives' which will be out on July 19.
Xfm listeners will be able to hear the new record when John Kennedy hosts an exclusive playback of the whole album on the X-posure show on July 13. [see full story for more details plus some live dates Europe and North America - a North American release "Your New Favourite Band" CD/DVD is set for July 13th] - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Xfm also has news on The Streets Debut New Video, ‘Born In England' Tipped For Number One The Hives New Album Finally Unveiled, The Vines, Pixies Make Triumphant Return To London and more click here to check it out
The Next Step in AntiPiracy?
tinfoil music reports: ...'In practical terms, VeriTouch's breakthrough in anti-piracy technology means that no delivered content to a customer may be copied, shared or otherwise distributed because each file is uniquely locked by the customer's live fingerprint scan,' claims a company rep.
VeriTouch has demonstrated the device to both the RIAA and MPAA. - Click Here for the Full Story
Welcome to the Day in Rock's Monday Media. This weekend's addition to antiMUSIC's Mandatory Media section include new media from Velvet Revolver, Fastball, Vernon Reid (guitarist, Living Colour), Fleetwood Mac, Slicker, Bonnie McKee, The Soviettes and this week's Featured Media from The Killers.