Stapp Sues Strip Club
MTV reports: Scott Stapp doesn't want his music played in strip clubs — unless he's getting paid for it.
The former Creed frontman, along with several other songwriters including Janet Jackson and Poison's Bret Michaels, are suing Diamond Dolls, a Clearwater, Florida, strip club that they say is using their music without paying the required licensing fees. [see full story for the full naked story]- Click Here for the Full Story
But the question remains- How did Stapp know about this? Was he looking for his very own Mary Magdalene?
Good Charlotte Delay
MTV reports: Good Charlotte fans will have to wait a couple of weeks longer for the group's third album, Chronicles of Life and Death.The follow-up to 2002's The Young and the Hopeless is now due October 5, after previously being slated for September.- Click Here for the Full Story
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More Satanic Metal Murders
Independent reports: New details have emerged this week of an alleged cabal of young Satanists connected to Milan's heavy metal scene, who are accused of murdering at least two people while drunk and high.
The revelations began last week when two shallow graves were uncovered in woods near Somma Lombardo, north-west of Milan. One contained the remains of 19-year-old Chiara Marino, who according to the confession of one of the group was stabbed to death because they thought she was the personification of the Virgin Mary.
The other victim, Fabio Tollis, was a guitarist in the same group as three of the young men arrested in connection with the murders, the Circus of Satanis.
Yesterday La Repubblica newspaper linked another murder to the group: a 19-year-old nightclub singer, Maddalena Russo, who was strangled with a belt in 1985 and her body abandoned in a field. The corpse had been horribly mutilated. [see full story for a far more detailed account]- Click Here for the Full Story
Sean McGrath RIP
Knifeparty.com reports: Sean McGrath, former bass player for Saves The Day, Hands Tied, Mouthpiece and The Alps has lost his battle with intestinal cancer after a 2-year struggle. He was 28. Sean played with the Saves The Day for two years, helping craft their debut Can't Slow Down, departing during the development of Through Being Cool in early 1999. After leaving the band, Sean took a behind-the-scenes role in the music industry with a day job at a major music entertainment company. He also showed his comedic side at night with improvisational comedy training from the renowned troupe Chicago City Limits.
McGrath passed away Friday in his home with the company of family and friends.- Click Here for the Full Story
Love Is the Devil, Says Her
Rockdirt.com reports: Courtney Love's estranged father is blasting the singer in an interview with Globe magazine. "My daughter is the devil," Hank Harrison said. He also accused Love of being responsible for prompting her husband and Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain from committing suicide. "I felt sorry for him because he was up against the devil, my daughter," Harrison remarked. "Kurt was a kind and vulnerable soul who was totally destroyed by her. I don't think that she actually pulled the trigger, but I believe she drove him to it." - Click Here for the Full Story
Rockdirt reports: Rock acts on television this week include Hoobastank, who perform on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Monday; Rooney, who perform on 'Last Call with Carson Daly' on Monday; Franz Ferdinand, who perform on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' on Tuesday; the Killers, who perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Tuesday; *stellastarr, who perform on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn' on Wednesday; Kid Rock, who appears on 'Last Call' on Wednesday; Lit, who perform on 'The Tonight Show' on Thursday; 311, who perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Thursday; Andrew W.K., who performs on 'The Late Late Show' on Friday; and Melissa Auf Der Mar, who performs on 'The Late Late Show' on Friday. - Click Here for the Full Story
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RIFTrock reports: According to AbsolutePunk The Donnas have been dropped by their label Atlantic Records. - Click Here for the Full Story
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Rage Axe Falls Ill
Blabbermouth reports: RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski fell "seriously ill" following the group's performance at the Gods of Metal festival last weekend. Smolski is now "in the hospital" and "he will not take part at the 24h race at the Nürburgring, and he also can't play the Helfenstein concert in Geislingen [Germany on June 19]," reads a post on the group's web site. Replacing Victor at the Helfenstein festival will be former RAGE guitarist Manni Schmidt. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
siN's metal news reports: The following message was written on Fractured Transmitter Records' website, releasing MESHUGGAH's new EP:
"We are proud to announce our first release: A 21 minute epic by the Swedish masters. This mind bending aural assault entitled "I", will be unleashed on July 13th, 2004, and is sure to send shock waves throughout the metal community. Stay tuned for album art, downloads and distribution news in the days to come." - Click Here for the Full Story
Metallica To Join The Ball
siN's metal news reports: Announced on tonight's[sat] edition of Headbanger's Ball, METALLICA will be on the show on July 10th to promote their new movie, "Some Kind Of Monster".- Click Here for the Full Story
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Buying The Charts
AP reports: Controversy surrounding overnight airplay on radio is nothing new for the recording industry. But the current flap over tracks played late at night in label-sponsored "spin programs" presents a new twist on past grievances.
A growing number of labels are purchasing overnight advertising time at small- to medium-size radio chains and using the time for repeated play of singles in their entirety -- sometimes hundreds of times in a given week.
These spin programs, or "spot buys," have emerged in the past year as increasingly popular tools for labels looking to influence airplay chart positions.
For instance, while much of Nashville slept during the pre-dawn hours of May 23, Avril Lavigne's latest single was airing as many as three times per hour on top 40 station WQZQ. [see the full story link for an extensive article on this new practice] - Click Here for the Full Story
No Peace For Vietnam
Reuters reports: An international concert to promote peace and highlight U.N. anti-poverty goals that would have been the biggest musical event ever in Vietnam has been canceled with just 10 days to go, organizers said on Saturday.
Lionel Ritchie, Gloria Gaynor and Peter Yarrow of 1960s group Peter, Paul and Mary were among those set to entertain 45,000 at Vietnam's national stadium on June 22 until organizers said "insurmountable circumstances" had forced them to cancel. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Maybe Castro will host it?
AP reports: The late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia was many things: musician, artist, writer, composer. Wine connoisseur wasn't really one of them, even though J. Garcia wine, released last year, sold out its first shipment of 22,000 cases in just 30 days, according to the Clos du Bois winery, which is producing it with the approval of Garcia's estate.
A second batch of wines, more than 30,000 cases of merlot, zinfandel and cabernet sauvignon, recently arrived in stores. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Smokey Sued By Chef
AP reports: A Louisiana chef is suing Smokey Robinson for trademark infringement over a catchy slogan he says he has used for years to sell gumbo and other fare.
Johnny "Jambalaya" Percle, who sued the singer last week in federal court, said he had "Soul in Yo Bowl" trademarked in 1997 after using it for a decade.
Percle's complaint says that Robinson's use of the phrase, "The Soul is in the Bowl," for his line of Louisiana foods is so similar that it will confuse consumers. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
antiMUSIC reports: Courtney Love is no longer America's Most Wanted as she surrendered herself to Los Angeles police on Friday afternoon. An arrest warrant was issued for the singer on June 2nd on a felony assault with a deadly weapon charge. On Friday, she booked, processed, and then released on $55,000 bail.
Love faces up to four years in prison for this latest charge. The charge stemmed from a criminal complaint filed by Kristin King, a friend of Love's former manager/boyfriend, James Barber. King claims that Love assaulted her with a bottle and metal flashlight at Barber's Los Angeles home "on or about" April 25. Barber is expected to be called as a witness if this case goes to trial. - Click Here for the Full Story
Ozzy's Secret Breakdown
Electric Basement reports: Veteran bassist RUDY SARZO recently informed Electricbasement.com readers of OZZY OSBOURNE's stay in a mental hospital during the Diary of a Madman tour, almost leaving the band without a frontman, "Few people know this, but he was treated at St. John's (hospital) outside London. He had a nervous breakdown. It was during our European tour with Saxon. We were rehearsing – Tommy (Aldridge), Don Airey, Randy (Rhoads) and myself. We were in England for the Diary Of A Madman tour, and our singer was in a mental institution . We'd go visit him with Sharon. She was a major instigator and would call us up: 'Come on, let's visit Ozzy!'"
"We'd visit him, and this hospital was like something out of The Elephant Man. There's Ozzy in one room with a iron headboard above his bed with a little curtain for him to change and a piss bucket and pitcher of water.
"We'd walk in the room and he'd be so happy to see us. He'd cry and laugh, cry and laugh – back and forth. Total mood swings. Then he finally got released. The doctor told Sharon there was nothing they could do for him." [see full story for the full interview] - Click Here for the Full Story
Melvins + Jello Biafra =
IAYM reports: According to the latest newsletter from Alternative Tentacles, "in late September, the long-threatened Jello Biafra with The Melvins full-length, called "Never Breathe What You Can't See," is tentatively scheduled to be released!" - Click Here for the Full Story
IAYM reports: Staind look to have begun work on their new album, with twelve songs or so readied towards the outing so far. The effort will be produced by David Bottrill (Tool, Ultraspank, Mudvayne) and Staind are currently eyeing up a fall release date.- Click Here for the Full Story
IAYM reports: TRUSTcompany have been added as support act for Static-X's upcoming tour which is expected to kick off in mid-July. Dates and venues will be announced shortly. - Click Here for the Full Story
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NMC reports: Catch Hoobastank on the TV, radio and in concert this week.
Tonight (June 14), the band plays NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." The group will perform "The Reason" and "Same Direction."
On Friday morning, June 18, Hoobastank guests on the Howard Stern radio show. Later that day, the band plays the Y100 Feztival 2004 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Tweeter Center. Hoobastank joins The Darkeness, The Strokes, Beastie Boys and many other bands for this radio festival show. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
You can tune in to Leno and see what they actually look like!
Beastie Boys Listening Party
NMC reports: To celebrate their sixth studio album, the Beastie Boys are hosting a nationwide listening party for fans Monday, June 14.
The Beastie Boys will be coming at you live from New York City in a 60-minute radio event that airs nationally via satellite. Matt Pinfield hosts the program, while MCA, Mike D and Ad-Rock will play songs from their new album, "To The 5 Boroughs." The Beasties also plan to field questions from callers around the country. Check local listings for times.
"To The 5 Boroughs," which features 15 tracks, hits the shelves on Tuesday 6/15 in North America and Monday 6/14 in Europe and the UK. [see full story for radio station listings for the party]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Bon Jovi Inc
ArrowFM reports: Entrepreneur, rock star, actor and football team owner, Jon Bon Jovi can now safely be considered a modern day Renaissance man. Instead of going down that tempestuous road of groupies, cocaine and total burn out (finding oneself playing the Roxy with a hundred fans like many of his Eighties-hair band contemporaries), Bon Jovi married his high school sweetheart, dipped his toes into the acting pool and reinvented his hugely popular band. That is why business publication Inc. Magazine has taken a special interest in the kid from Jersey and featured him in their July issue, which hits stands on June 15th. In Inc. Magazine's exclusive interview with the affable young lad, Bon Jovi covered such diverse topics as George Bush Sr., Frank Sinatra and Guns N' Roses. [see full story for excepts]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Silly News: Food Riot
New York Daily News reports: [This weekend was so silly we have to silly news items for you today] Some 300 teenagers waged a food fight in their school cafeteria so fierce that educators had to call police to help them restore order.
The students at Monroe-Woodbury High School, about 40 miles north of New York City, had ignored school officials' attempts to end the disturbance.
With officers standing by, the teens were ushered out of the cafeteria and into the gymnasium, where school officials tried to determine who instigated the melee. A surveillance video also was being reviewed to determine those responsible. - Click Here for the Full Story
Ok, now back to the rock...
Silly News: Olsen Twins Jail-Bate
E! reports: As of this Sunday, June 13, wonder twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are legal adults. The girls will be able to vote and buy cigarettes. Their 18th birthdays also mark the end of an era for the Olsen Twins Countdown Clocks, the Internet sites devoted to tracking the years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds until the former Full House-rs come of age. - Click Here for the Full Story
Saliva Plot Summer Tour
liveDaily reports: Memphis-based rockers Saliva are set to drop their third album later this summer, but a round of summer tour dates comes first.
The group has lined up a mix of headlining dates and festival appearances, most of which take place in June and July. Also on tap are a handful of August, September and October shows, including opening sets for ZZ Top and Kid Rock.
Fans heading to the shows can expect to hear material from Saliva's forthcoming album, "Survival of the Sickest," which is due in stores on Aug. 17. [see full story for dates] - Click Here for the Full Story
Smash Mouth Hit the Fair
liveDaily reports: California pop-rockers Smash Mouth are set to appear at several large summer fairs in the coming months as they continue to back last year's "Get the Picture?" [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
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This Monday's featured media is the "Sonic Nurse" CD preview from Sonic Youth.
We had a huge update over the weekend in
the Mandatory Media section with new videos from Linkin Park, Lostprophets,
Slipknot, The Hives, Butch Walker, Spooky Kids, Lit and new mp3s and CD
previews for The Calling, Beyond the Embrace, Burning Brides and more.
Click the full story link to check it out! - Click
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