50 Cent Brawl Charges
Boston Herald reports: Springfield authorities sorting through the aftermath of a violent tirade by rapper 50 Cent plan to slap the Kevlar vest-wearing rapper with criminal charges and say a man shot after the melee had been at the ill-fated concert.
Ray Feyre, director of operations for Hampden District Attorney William Bennett, confirmed the 27-year-old Big Apple emcee, born Curtis Jackson, will be prosecuted for his role in the scuffle at the Hippodrome in Springfield. But, Feyre said, ``it hasn't been decided yet what charges (he will face).'' [see full story for lots more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Avril's Home Attacked
MuchMusic reports: Three people were arrested after allegedly attempting to kick in the door of Avril Lavigne's family home in Napanee, Ontario. Police say the incident was not related to Avril. Investigators say that a group of angry teenagers confronted another member of the Lavigne family before trying to kick in the door of the house before fleeing in a van. - Click Here for the Full Story
See silly news below for a possible explaination.
Blabbermouth reports: LIMP BIZKIT, HOOBASTANK and LENNY KRAVITZ will kick off the second season of the WB's prime-time live music series "Pepsi Smash", with performances on the May 27 season premiere, according to Launch Radio Networks. Several acts will tape at a Hollywood studio, while others will perform at larger venues including Minneapolis' Target Center and Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium.
This year, Pepsi Smash viewers will get to take part in "Smash Off", a popular vote that determines which act will play a second song at the end of each episode. - Click Here for the Full Story
Velvet Revolver Rolling Rock
Blabbermouth reports: VELVET REVOLVER have been confirmed for this Rolling Rock Town Fair Five at the Westmoreland Fairgrounds in Western Pennsylvania on July 31. Other bands set to perform at the festival include STAIND, DISTURBED, N.E.R.D., THE CRYSTAL METHOD, HOOBASTANK, SEVENDUST, FINCH, FINGER ELEVEN and THREE DAYS GRACE. [more info by clicking on the full story link]- Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: "Rocker Chris Cornell and his girlfriend, Paris-based publicist Vicky Karayiannis, were wed last weekend in Paris. Talent superagent Jeff Kwatinetz was best man, and brought along his fiancée, Brittany Murphy. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Blabbermouth also has news on AMON AMARTH, VELVET REVOLVER: 'Letterman' Performance Confirmed, ZAKK WYLDE, DECEMBER, AGENT STEEL, TED NUGENT's 'Surviving Nugent', GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Names Solo Debut and more click here to check it out
Henry Rollins Radio
BW&BK reports: The following update comes directly from HENRY ROLLINS himself:
"Here's something that just happened. I was asked by the good folks at 103.1 FM here in Los Angeles CA if I would like to host a couple of hours. I said I was interested but in order to do it, I would have to be able to bring my own music and talk about anything I wanted to. They told me that's what they had in mind and so I said yes. This is the only station you can turn on and hear THE BUZZCOCKS twice in an hour. This is my kind of station. Steve Jones of THE SEX PISTOLS is one of the hosts. It's pretty damn cool.
They told me I could have Mondays 7-9pm starting on June 7th and I thought that was fine but told them I didn't want to wait so they said how about trying it out this coming Monday, the 17th of May. I told them I would be there early. [see full story for lots more] Station home page: www.indie1031.fm -stream site is through the "Listen Live" link at the top.- Click Here for the Full Story
Megadeth Track / Preview
BW&BK reports: According to a post at MEGADETH's official website, The full track list of the new album, due out through Sanctuary this fall, is as follows: ‘Blackmail The Universe', 'Shadow Of Death, ‘My Kingdom', ‘Of Mice And Men', ‘Truth Be Told', ‘The Scorpion', ‘Kick The Chair', ‘Something That I'm Not', ‘Tears In A Vial', ‘Die Dead Enough' and ‘Back In The Day'. [see full story for a link to a SECOND mp3 preview from the album]- Click Here for the Full Story
Deicide Tour Plans
RIFTrock reports: Death metallers Decide are planning out a tour for this October featuring openers Goatwhore, Cattle Decaptitation, and Diabolic. The only date announced so far is October 1st in Seattle, WA @ Graceland. More dates will be announced soon.- Click Here for the Full Story
Big Ozzy News?
RIFTrock reports: Ozzy Osbourne will be making a big announcement this friday regarding Ozzfest. Rumors are flying around that this will be the official announcement for Black Sabbath joining the huge metal festival.- Click Here for the Full Story
Maybe it will be the addition of Kelly to the mainstage?
Drowning Pool Barred From
siN's metal news reports: DROWNING POOL are the 3rd band, following HATEBREED and BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, to be denied entrance into Canada. Stevie Benton posted the following on the bands official forum:
"Why won't you let us in? It seems the people at the border don't like the looks of us. Perhaps they feel we would corrupt the Canadian youths. We were very much looking forward to doing just that. We promise to keep trying to get in. Maybe later this summer. We're very sorry to anyone we disappointed. Much love to all of you up there." - Click Here for the Full Story
So when Canadian fans ask "why no Canada dates", this might be part of the reason. Although, the same holds true for the U.S., bands do get denied entrance but we've never heard of three in one week.
Disturbed / Damageplan Tour
siN's metal news reports: SMNnews can confirm that DISTURBED and DAMAGEPLAN will be heading out on US tour together later this Summer. [siN's has the first date, plus some more info up. See full story link]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: siN's Metal News also has news on Amon Amarth, The Heavils, Vomitory interview, Trivium added to Iced Earth tour, 18 Visions, Metal Blade, Switchpin, Bleeding Through MuDvAyNe, A Perfect Circle and more click here to check it out
2nd Rock Hall
AP reports: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum plans to open a satellite museum early next year in downtown Phoenix.
The "on tour" museum will be housed in a two-level building near America West Arena and will remain for at least five years, becoming permanent if it's well received. - Click Here for the Full Story
That's closer to Ozzy's LA home, maybe he can give it the Alamo treatment?
IAYM reports: Pitchshifter have announced plans to break their "indefinite hiatus" in order to play a few UK dates in support of their upcoming posthumous DVD release "P.S.I.entology". The DVD has had its release date set as October 11th, via PSI Records. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Apartment 26 dropped
IAYM reports: Apartment 26 are rumoured to have been dropped from their label Atlantic Records three months after the release of their sophomore effort "Music For The Massive", more is expected on that in the next few days. - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: IAYM also has news on Ghostride, X-Ecutioners, Nonpoint: "Recoil" tracklisting, Eighteen Visions, One Mile Wish, Insision, Municipal Waste, Metal Blade sign Losa & Into The Moat and more click here to check it out
ArrowFM reports: Pink Floyd guitarist virtuoso David Gilmour will join another guitar god, Jimmy Page, at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in Paris. Held on June 18th, the concert will take place at the Olympia Bruno Coquatrix in Paris. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Morrison Grave Trouble
ArrowFM reports: Seems as if late Doors singer Jim Morrison is still causing trouble; albeit from beyond the grave. Apparently the manager of the Paris cemetery holding the singer is sick of the droves of pot-smoking, cigarette discarding mourners treating the grounds like they were a blacklit living room. At this point, manager of Paris' Pere Lachaise Cemetery Christian Charlet just wants Morisson's resting place moved to somewhere a little more... restive. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
ArrowFM reports: Just in case you haven't heard enough about KISS from its self-appointed leader Gene Simmons, VH1 is also contributing to the make-up donning, classic rocker's mystique with a one-hour KISS special which will air in June. The premiere of When Kiss Ruled the World will coincide with the beginning of the band's summer tour with Poison.- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: ArrowFM also has news on Sting Pepsi Smash, Henley Comments On World Affairs, the Media, Bianca Jagger "Living out of suitcases", David Crosby On PBS, ZZ Top's Greatest, Ringo's Son Joins Oasis, and May Backs Out of Crossroads Festival click here to check it out
Post Rehab Wilco Carry On
Pitchfork reports: After receiving treatment for a longtime addiction to painkillers, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy was recently released from a Chicago rehab clinic, and is officially ready to get back in the game, supporting Wilco's forthcoming full-length, A Ghost Is Born. "It's something I've struggled with for a long time," Tweedy told Rolling Stone.
With that setback finally out of the way, Wilco are preparing for an intense touring regimen that, after a few celebratory shows at Otto's in Dekalb, Illinois, will kick off May 28th at Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival. Currently, the band has 32 shows planned in support of A Ghost Is Born, which is due out on June 22nd, with many more to follow. [see full story for dates, plus lots more including more from Jeff.]- Click Here for the Full Story
Rarities Saves The Day
Knifeparty reports: Saves the Day will be releasing a rarities album containing every non-album track they've recorded in the past 7-8 years. It will be released through Vagrant. [see full story for more including an update on Sean McGrath's cancer battle]- Click Here for the Full Story
Sting Can't Sing
Ananova reports: Sting has been forced to postpone a ninth consecutive concert due to laryngitis.
In a statement to fans, Sting said: "This is a bitter blow for me.
"It is a terrible beginning for the UK tour, I feel gutted. We are not having a good couple of days up here." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Silly News: Avril Can't Get
Ananova reports: Avril Lavigne says she can't find a boyfriend because her bodyguards scare men away.
"I don't get out in public much but when I do, guys come over sometimes. Most of the time, though, I have bodyguards who push them away from me." - Click Here for the Full Story
No sk8tr boi groupies?
More Alice Cooper Dates
liveDaily reports: Shock-rock pioneer Alice Cooper takes another swing through North America this summer as he continues to support last year's "The Eyes of Alice Cooper."
Cooper launches the outing in Wisconsin on July 9, and dates are stacked up through late August. Also on Cooper's itinerary are a handful of October shows, all set in the western U.S. [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Petty Comes Alive?
liveDaily reports: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' upcoming releases will include a live album and a new best-of set, Petty said in a recent interview.
In the interview, which was posted this week on his band's official website, Petty said that he and sound engineer Robert Scovill are sorting through live material, trying to narrow it down for a two-disc release. Petty said it's possible that the live set could be out by the end of the year. [full story has a blurb on an upcoming greatest hits too]- Click Here for the Full Story
Oasis Supergroup Take 2
Xfm reports: After the much hyped (and false) reports about a supergroup of Liam Gallagher, John Squire and Dhani Harrison, comes another story (worryingly from the same source) that Gallagher senior is teaming up with another member of the Stone Roses.
According to The Sun, Noel Gallagher has recorded a song for ex Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown's new album, and the as-yet-untitled track may be the first single off Brown's forthcoming new album. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Xfm also has news on Suede Stay Together, New Sonic Youth Album And DVD Incoming, Rock Music Icons Go On Display In London, Libertines Album Is "Sensational" and more click here to check it out
press release reports: MetalSludge.com has release our first CD, featuring 20 bands, 4 skits, and over 74 minutes of entertainment!
For those of you who should know but don't, Metal Sludge is the internet's most notorious rock website! Started on September 1st, 1998, we've dominated the rock scene and become the most talked about rock website on the planet. No lie! Now it's time for us to put out our very first CD!
We've combined new school rock acts with some old school rock acts to give our Sludgeaholics a healthy dose of rock! This CD contains music from Pain For Pleasure (Sum 41's alter egos), Lit, Bowling For Soup, The Wildhearts, Supersuckers, Tuff, Murderdolls' singer Wednesday 13, Jizzy Pearl, Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow, Firehouse, Metal Skool (formerly Metal Shop, who played the Viper Room for years and now play The Roxy as Metal Skool), and many more. Some of these tracks have never been heard before and are exclusive to this CD! [see full story link to learn more about this CD]- Click Here for the Full Story
press release reports: This June, Locomotive Music are proud to release the debut album Purification by Anibus Gate and the double live CD Fly By Night by Sex Museum.
Hailing from Denmark and formed in 2001, Anubis Gate is a conglomeration of classic 80's metal, epic 90's ambiance and dark progressive rock. The resulting sound is mid-tempo power metal, with beautiful soundscapes, cool riffing and powerfully crisp vocals.
Lyrically, Purification, is a loosely based concept album about fighting inner demons, and cleansing on a psychological level. This goes very well together with the band name, as Anubis was the jackal-God in the ancient Egyptian mythology that lead the misguided dead souls through the Underworld and into the kingdom of Osiris.
Anibus Gate¹s Purification is out June 29, 2004 on Locomotive Music.
Sex Museum began in 1986, and after nine albums and 12 singles, it is their energetic live performances and intense stage presence that they are known for. Locomotive have captured this experience with the double live CD Fly By Night, out June 8, 2004.
In the 90¹s Sex Museum toured around Europe with everyone from DEEP PURPLE to SONIC YOUTH and in 1996 they were headliners with Killer Barbies at Esparrago Chico in Spain. In 2002 and 2003 the band toured Germany, Austria and Switzerland, recording their sets for what would eventually become Fly By Night.
Sex Museum¹s double live CD Fly By Night is out June 8, 2004 on Locomotive Music.- Click Here for the Full Story
You Creative? A Little Bit Crazy? Good, Read On.
Day in Rock reports: How about that, two great contest in one week! We normally don't plug contests unless there are something of interest aside from filling in the blanks. With that in mind, we have the info a cool new contest just launched by Wind-Up Records for one of their new band's Atomship. You may have seen the Atomship bunny popping up all across your favorite music sites over the past couple weeks. Now you can get in on the fun and maybe even win an iPod!
Are you creative? A little crazy? Wind-up
is giving away an iPod to the person who comes up with the craziest coolest
online thing based on the "weird bunny graphics" being used to promote
the Atomship release. It can be anything, Wallpaper, banners, buddy icons,
screensavers, flash pieces. Here's a great chance to get your creative
juices flowing and use your imagination. If you want to send your creations
to us to post, we'll even set up a special page if we get enough submissions
(use the submit story link to contact us). See the full story link for
more details on the contest. - Click
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