Santana Vs. Ozzy (and other
'corny ass white people')
Blabbermouth reports: Pioneering Latin-rock guitarist Carlos Santana has slammed Ozzy Osbourne as one of "corny-ass white people" while reprimanding the American media for failing to give due credit to jazz artist Elvin Jones who died recently.
Jones' death passed unnoticed without even a mention in the papers, something which Santana believes is due to the racist attitude of the press.
"I'm really embarrassed for this nation, and for MTV and VH1 and Rolling Stone, because it was a very racist thing not to acknowledge this most important musician when he passed," Santana was quoted as saying in The San Diego Union-Tribune.
"For them to play up Ozzy Osbourne and other corny-ass white people, but not Elvin, is demeaning and I'm really embarrassed to live in this country," he added. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
To be fair, MTV was one of the first places to report Elvin Jones' death. They had a report a few hours after it was reported on the wire services. Most of the major print media also covered his passing. To Carlos, if you are going to accuse others of racism, you might want to refrain from using racist terms while doing so. The lack of major coverage had more to do with popularity then race. Ray Charles and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes both received a lot of media coverage when they died. (Corny-as white man that you forgot - Peter Green, who wrote "Black Magic Woman" and Rob Thomas who helped make you smooth to the masses. )
Lemmy Solo News
Blabbermouth reports: MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister spent time at Berlin's Monongo studios (web site) last week recording more tracks for his solo project. Guitarist Jim Voxx of SKEW SISKIN, who own the Monongo facility, is producing/recording and mixing two of the songs for the project, and word is that he might mix the entire CD. A full horn section was recorded, a saxophone player, a blues piano player and a lot more, according to a posting on SKEW SISKIN's web site. "Jim will have to turn a few buttons, to manage 54 tracks," stated SKEW SISKIN frontwoman Nina C. Alice, "but he'll do great. Just like he did on our current CD, 'Album Of The Year'." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Blabbermouth also has news on NAPALM DEATH Singer Comments On CANNIBAL CORPSE Tour , SAMAEL Name New Album, Ex-IRON MAIDEN Singers DI'ANNO And BAYLEY To Perform Duet At Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival, GOD DETHRONED To Enter Studio, JAG PANZER Finish Recording New Album and more click here to check it out
Pete Libertine Arrested
Ananova reports: Libertines co-frontman Pete Doherty is reportedly in trouble after returning to the UK from Thailand.
Doherty, who walked out of the Thamkrabok Monastery in Thailand where he was being treated for drug addiction, has been arrested.
He was pulled up while driving in London and was allegedly found with a flick knife in his possession.
Doherty is due in court later this month where he'll face charges of possessing an offensive weapon, driving without a licence, insurance and driving dangerously. [more] - Click Here for the Full Story
You have to watch out for those weapons that offend.
Silly News: The Hip-Hip Did
Ananova reports: Missy Elliott and Kelis's UK tour has been cancelled at the last minute - partly because they haven't got enough buses.
The tour, ironically entitled Hip Hop Don't Stop, was due to start on Saturday, June 19, but will not now take place.
NME.com reports that part of the reason for the cancellation is that they do not have enough buses for Missy's entourage. [see the full story to read the 'official' reason for the cancelation. No, it wasn't lack of ticket sales.] - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Ananova also has news on Sir Paul ensures dry gig, Becks in Streets spoof, Liz heads for Hollywood, New York Dolls to play Belfast, David Byrne returns to Europe for gigs, and more click here to check it out
Senate To Outlaw P2P, VCR,
Cnet reports: A forthcoming bill in the U.S. Senate would, if passed, dramatically reshape copyright law by prohibiting file-trading networks and some consumer electronics devices on the grounds that they could be used for unlawful purposes.
The proposal, called the Induce Act, says "whoever intentionally induces any violation" of copyright law would be legally liable for those violations, a prohibition that would effectively ban file-swapping networks like Kazaa and Morpheus. In the draft bill seen by CNET News.com, inducement is defined as "aids, abets, induces, counsels, or procures" and can be punished with civil fines and, in some circumstances, lengthy prison terms.
The bill represents the latest legislative attempt by influential copyright holders to address what they view as the growing threat of peer-to-peer networks rife with pirated music, movies and software. [see the full story for lots more - the bill may just outlaw your VCR too]- Click Here for the Full Story
Interpol Set Release
MTV reports: Interpol have set a September 28 release date for the their second album, Antics. The New York rockers will debut the material this summer on the Cure's Curiosa Festival, which kicks off July 24 in West Palm Beach, Florida.- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: MTV also has news on Mase: The Story Behind The Comeback, 50 Disses Headliner R. Kelly, Storms Off Summer Jam, Justin Timberlake, Isaac Hayes To Join In Elvis Celebration, Christina Aguilera's 'VIP' Fans May Get Bilked, Diana DeGarmo, Madonna, No Doubt, Joey Fatone, Ray Charles, Aerosmith & More click here to check it out
Fear Factory Side Project
The PRP reports: Fear Factory drummer Raymond Herrera recently coordinated the soundtrack to the latest installment in the "Mischief" film series, "Mischief Invasion". Featuring music composed by assorted artists, a new remix of Fear Factory's track "Archetype", and four new songs written by Herrera and Fear Factory guitarist Christian Olde-Wolbers, the effort is slated to land in stores on August 08th through Liquid 8 Records. [see full story for upcoming FF dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Norma Jean On Ice
The PRP reports: Norma Jean have decided to take a break and as a result the groups new album "O God, The Aftermath" will likely not see a release until early next year.- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: The PRP also has news on The Oncoming Samples, The Impact Of The End, Megadie, Darkest DVD, Bad Acid Remains, The Road Cycle, Buckethead Heads Out, Back To Hell, I Online and more click here to check it out
Sigur Ros Extended Play
Aversion reports: Sigur Ros' next EP will feature just one song -- but it still boasts a 20-minute playing time.
The 20-minute instruemntal number "Babatikidido" will be released as an EP next month. The song, originally written for Merce Cunningham's Dance Company's 50th gala performance, will hit stores July 13. - Click Here for the Full Story
AFI Do NIN
Aversion reports: A.F.I. recorded a cover of a classic Nine Inch Nails song, which is tipped to surface on an upcoming video game.
The goth-punk band recorded a version of Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like a Hole," for inclusion on an unnamed video game soundtrack. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Aversion also has news on Interpol's Next This Fall, Libertines Gutiarist Arrested, Hot Hot Heat Plan Next Album, Hundred Reasons to Quit Sony, New These Arms Are Snakes Coming, Johnny Ramone Not So Sick, New York Dolls Make London Comeback and more click here to check it out
Misfits Go Metal?
siN's metal news reports: THE MISFITS have been added to this years Milwaulkee Metalfest. It appears the band will be playing on the Friday, July 30th.- Click Here for the Full Story
siN's metal news reports: MEGADETH have announced that the tune 'Die Dead Enough' will be the first single from their mid-September release "The System Has Failed". Expect the said single to impact radio in late July- Click Here for the Full Story
Adrift Anything But
siN's metal news reports: ADRIFT, the band featuring former CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, are currently in the midst of pre-production for their debut album. The band is working with producer John Hughes II at an undisclosed location near Orlando, Florida, and are aiming for a release date of August 2004, which will most likely be followed by a US tour. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: siN's metal news also has news on Hellfest DVD - Vote your band on!, DEP - Panasonic Youth video online, Maniac Rock Asylum - Metal Bite, and SOiL - Live on the air. , Cradle of Filth - 'Destined to Be a Classic', Thornley - New video up online, Metal Camp 2004 - 1st headliner announced!, Headbanger's Ball Playlist and more click here to check it out
AP reports: The management company that represents Britney Spears and 'N Sync is searching for a divine voice.
"Gifted," a Christian version of the popular American Idol TV show, is scheduled to debut in October on Trinity Broadcasting Network, the Costa Mesa, Calif.-based conglomerate that features such well-known evangelists as Benny Hinn.
The Orlando-based Wright Entertainment Group is part of a joint venture with Matt Crouch, son of the founders of Trinity Broadcasting Network, to create the talent-search show, Wright spokesman Philip McIntyre said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
They won't just get voted off, they will be damned!
McCartney Back in the (former)
AP reports: Paul McCartney kicked off his concert Sunday before an estimated crowd of 50,000 in St. Petersburg's Palace Square, making only his second appearance in Russia where fans once had to listen to the outlawed Beatles in secret. - Click Here for the Full Story
New York Dolls Rock On
NME reports: US glam punk legends the NEW YORK DOLLS are to follow their comeback shows at MORRISSEY's MELTDOWN with a massive outdoor gig in BELFAST.
The band, who reformed at the request of the former Smiths man, will support The White Stripes in front of thousands in the Botanic Gardens on August 25. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: NME also has news on The Streets top NME Chart, Britney Spears back at Number One, Stars come out for Red Hot Chili Peppers in Hyde Park, Graham Coxon releases 'Spectacular' new single, Sigur Ros to release 20-minute instrumental, and more click here to check it out
Bad Boys of Metal Tour
press release reports: Three of metal's legendary figures are coming together for what promises to be one of the can't miss bills of the summer... Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot, Jani Lane of Warrant and Steven Adler of Guns 'N Roses have joined forces for the inaugural "Bad Boys Of Metal" tour, which will bring these heavyweights to the same stage doing separate sets for the first time in their illustrious careers!
Opening the show will be Bang Tango in their first national tour in 10 years. They feature frontman Joe Leste of Beautiful Creatures and will be touring in support of their new album out soon on Shrapnel Records.
This tour will be talked about all summer - don't miss out! Tour dates will be announced soon.- Click Here for the Full Story
Star Spangled Remix
press release reports: Solo artists, bands, and DJs, you're invited to submit an original two-minute rendition of the Star Spangled Banner reflecting your views on the current state of affairs. For artist submission guidelines, visit http://www.newviewsmusic.com/voi_1.html.
During "The Voice of Independents" promotion, radio stations can download and play the original versions of the Star Spangled Banner as a free on-air promotion. Fans can download and blast free original versions of the national anthem at their July 4th barbeques.
Downloads will be available beginning July 1- Click Here for the Full Story
Gary Moore Blues Power
press release reports: Gary Moore will unveil his new studio album 'Power of the Blues' on June 22, 2004. This is the latest Sanctuary Records effort from the revered guitar hero and vocalist.
Joining Moore on 'Power of the Blues' are bass guitarist Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow) and drummer Darrin Mooney (Primal Scream, Scars). Daisley was an integral part of Moore's band in the 1980s and Mooney has played on Moore's last three albums including the self-titled debut of the rock power trio Scars. - Click Here for the Full Story
Guitar World Buyer's Guide
press release reports: It's official: The Guitar World Buyer's Guide is no longer a mere magazine -- it's a full-on-event. You want gear? We've got the best. Inside the pages of this guide you'll find literally thousands of new products presented in a fresh and dazzling four-color format. You want girls? We've got the hottest. This year's cover is graced by Carmen Electra, who is perhaps the ultimate rock and roll fantasy girl. As if that weren't enough, Carmen is joined in the Buyer's Guide by the notorious Pussycat Dolls who are currently burning up Los Angeles stages in a sensationally sexy burlesque show that combines old-fashion Hollywood glamour with heaps of rock and roll attitude. All in all, the 2005 Guitar World Buyer's Guide is a stunning combination of chicks and picks that no guitarist will be able to resist. It's what we call in the business a "win-win" situation. - Click Here for the Full Story
Howie Day Maps Out Tour
press release reports: Epic recording artist Howie Day will spend the summer heating up venues across the country as the opener for headliners O.A.R. and Matt Nathanson. The highly anticipated North American trek kicks off July 16th at the Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX.
Day is supporting his critically acclaimed sophomore album, Stop All The World Now, an 11-song collection produced by Youth (The Verve, Crowded House, Dido) and mixed by Michael Brauer (Coldplay, David Gray, Starsailor), Chris Lord-Alge (Goo Goo Dolls, Shawn Mullins, Eric Clapton), and Clive Goddard (Sneaker Pimps, Marianne Faithful). [click the full story link to visit Howie's webpage to get the dates and learn more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Today's multimedia pick is the brand new video from The Cure!
This week's update to the Mandatory Media
section includes new media from Sparta, a Motorhead CD preview- eCards
from My Chemical Romance, Breaking Benjamin – new videos from Magna-Fi,
The Roots & Scissor Sisters – Plus mp3s from Unearth, Secret Machines,
Voivod, The Heavils & Trivium – click
this link to check it out