Rocker Arrested For Fan Assault
Blabbermouth reports: According to the Rock N Roll Experience web site, MONSTER MAGNET bassist Jim Baglino was arrested following the band's September 30, 2004 concert in Lancaster, PA. Baglino told the web site, "We had a really crazy show and there was no barricade and I swung my bass and hit a guy in the head and the next thing I knew he was being carried out and was bleeding, and after the show I was arrested and I sat in a cell for 15 hours." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Vince Neil Injured On Stage
Blabbermouth reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil cut his solo set short at the Westbury Music Fair in Westbury, New York Friday night (Oct. 1) after an audience member injured Vince's wrist while rushing the stage. A first-hand fan account from a BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor follows:
"As soon as Vince did 'Home Sweet Home' a few songs into his set, girls began to rush the stage to sing with him arm in arm, hug him, etc. This seemed under control for the first few girls. The girls would get a few seconds with him and then get off the stage. It then started getting out of hand, with girls not leaving, and more and more of them going onstage, and security soon had a problem on their hands, exacerbated by the fact that this venue is 'in the round' with a rotating stage.
"Finally, on his seventh song, as a girl had just gotten on the stage and begun to grab at Vince, a security literally yanked her backwards and she grabbed onto Vince's left wrist to break her fall (although unknownst to her, the security guard was there to catch her). Vince immediately yanked his hand back in what seemed to be some pain and kept his left hand and arm immobile straight down his side for the rest of the song. I could tell something was wrong. Mid-song, he confirmed it for me when he walked over to his drummer while singing and gave him a hand signal (with mike in hand) to 'cut' after the song (the 'cut sign' across his throat). … The song ended and he said something to the effect of 'goodnight and thank you very much,' and the lights came on immediately and the exits were opened within minutes. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Bonham on Led Zep Reunion
Blabbermouth reports: UFO drummer Jason Bonham recently spoke to Glam-Metal.com about his work with Phil Mogg and co. and the possibility of a LED ZEPPELIN reunion with him on drums. Several excerpts from the interview follow:
Glam-Metal.com: Me being a huge ZEPPELIN fan, I was wondering if you had any inside info on [the possibility of a LED ZEPPELIN reunion]?
Jason Bonham: "No, there's nothing. Robert [Plant] came to see UFO during the English tour. I mentioned to him that I hear all these rumors, and I said, 'What do you think, Robert? Tell me what's going on, I hear all this stuff.' He said, 'Don't believe any of them, nothing's happening.' To me, I respect whatever they decide to do. If they want to do it and want to ask me, I say great. If not, that's up to them. It's something that they really have to believe in. It would have to be something that would be fun for them. I mean, when you're that wealthy, financial gain doesn't mean anything. No matter how much money was dangled in front of them, they wouldn't do it for that. It would really have to be for them. For me, if they ever wanted to do it, I give them my blessing. They're legends." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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B.I.G. Trial Delay
MuchMusic reports: The Notorious B.I.G. wrongful-death trial won't go to court until April. The family of the slain rapper is suing the Los Angeles Police Department over the alleged involvement of its officers in the murder. The trial was to have begun next week, but will be delayed because a "key witness" is unavailable. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Watts Beats Cancer
Ananova reports: Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has beaten cancer, according to Mick Jagger.
Jagger said the 63-year-old would be on the band's next tour.
Watts, who hasn't smoked since the 1960s, was diagnosed with throat cancer in June.
But Jagger, 61, said: "Charlie has had all his treatment and he has now been cleared and is free of any illness." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Taking Back Warner
Punkbands.com reports: Since Sunday is a boring day, we would like to pick up on a rumour that has been floating on the net about a certain Sunday band. It looks as if Taking Back Sunday is headed to Warner Brothers Records, but the Ink isn't dry just yet. If the rumours about the signing is true - was that the main reason why Tony Brummel, owner of Victory Records, took on a fight with Warner earlier this month. If this is the case, the motivation behind the "outburst" would make more sense. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
A Static Lullaby Recording
The PRP reports: A Static Lullaby are currently in the studio recording their upcoming new major label debut with producer Lou Giordano (Sunny Day Real Estate, Taking Back Sunday), known tentative track titles include "Godbless You", "Stand Up" and "Marilyn Monrobot". The album is expected out through Columbia early next year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
NIN Surround Sound
The PRP reports: nine inch nails are currently eyeing a November 23rd release date via nothing/Interscope for the SACD hybrid (aka surround sound) edition of their 1994 album "The Downward Spiral". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Manson Recruits NIN Drummer
Digital Noise reports: Former Nine Inch Nails drummer Chris Vrenna will be playing drums on Marilyn Manson's upcoming "Against All Gods" tour.
He will be filling in for Ginger Fish, who was injured after falling from a raised stage while the band were performing at the VIVA Comet awards on September 24th. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Korn Instore / Secret Gig
Digital Noise reports: Korn will be performing live at the Best Buy store in Fullerton, CA on Tuesday, October 5th at 6:00pm.
The band will also be taping an outdoor performance for ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show on Monday, October 4th between 8 and 10 p.m. at a "secret" location in Los Angeles, CA. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Digital Noise reports: Soulfly have tentatively set January 11th as the release date for their upcoming live DVD, "The Song Remains Insane".
According to Roadrunner Records, the DVD will contain "lots of European festival footage, maybe even footage from the band's South Africa travels". - Click Here for the Full Story
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Good Charlotte Take New York
MTV reports: Good Charlotte are planning to take over a block in New York for the release of their new album, The Chronicles of Life and Death. On the day of release, on Tuesday, the band will perform outside the Tower Records in New York's Greenwich Village, and will also sign CDs.- Click Here for the Full Story
Pixies, Aerosmith Win
MTV reports: Aerosmith, the Pixies, Aimee Mann and Fountains of Wayne were some of the winners at the 17th annual Boston Music Awards on Wednesday. The ceremony, which took place at the Avalon Ballroom in Beantown, honored the region's top musicians.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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New Strummer on Comp CD
Reuters reports: Unreleased tracks by the late Joe Strummer, Rancid and others fill out the ranks of the latest "cheapo" compilation from the independent Hellcat Records label.
"Give 'Em the Boot IV" boasts 26 tracks, nine of which are previously unissued.
Strummer is represented by a live version of "Junco Partner" recorded with his band the Mescaleros at London's Brixton Academy. Strummer originally covered the classic track with the Clash on the band's landmark 1980 set "Sandinista!" (Epic). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
New Motown Boss
Variety reports: Former longtime Elektra Records chief Sylvia Rhone has been named president of Motown Records and exec VP of Universal Records.
Rhone will have direct responsibility for the Motown label, the roster of which includes Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Michael McDonald, Brian McKnight and India.Arie. As exec VP of Universal Records, she will be involved in a number of musical projects. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
AC/DC Lane Open
AP reports: MELBOURNE, Australia - A downtown road in this southern city has been renamed ACDC Lane in honor of the Australian band, AC/DC, who sang the rock anthem "Highway to Hell."
"I say this is a lane to heaven. Let us rock," said the city's Lord Mayor John So as he erected the sign Friday to cheers and bagpipes playing the band's hit "Long Way to the Top."
AC/DC recorded one of their most famous videos in a nearby street and called Melbourne home when they were in Australia. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Eminem's Biggest Hit
Reuters reports: Eminem simultaneously earns the highest-debuting song of his career on the Billboard Hot 100 and the highest-debuting non-"American Idol" track of 2004.
"Just Lose It" (Shady/Aftermath) is a new entry at No. 17. That's considerably higher than Eminem's previous two highest debuts, "Lose Yourself" (which opened at No. 43 the week of Oct. 5, 2002) and "Without Me" (No. 44 the week of May 11, 2002). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
IAYM reports: Dark Tranquillity and Kreator will be touring alongside two other as-yet-unannounced acts in Europe early next year. Currently confirmed dates include:
February 02nd Salzburg, Austria Rockhouse
February 03rd Zagreb, Croatia Tvornica
February 04th Budapest, Hungary Petöfi Hall
February 05th Wien, Austria Planet Music
February 06th Graz, Austria Orpheum
February 07th Llubjana, Slovakia VtK
February 08th Treviso, Italy New Age
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Hypocrisy Plan Next CD
reports: Hypocrisy will be entering the studio in early November to begin work on the follow-up to their last effort "The Arrival". No information regarding a release date or album title has been offered as of yet. Meanwhile in related news, Hypocrisy frontman Peter Tägtgren is currently in the final stages of mixing for the next album from his other project Pain. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Billy Joel Gets Hitched
Ananova reports: Singer Billy Joel has married his 23-year-old fiancée Kate Lee in a ceremony at his Long Island home.
It's the third marriage for Joel, 55, best known in the UK for his 1983 chart-topper Uptown Girl.
Lee, a TV restaurant critic, began dating the singer last year, says BBC News Online. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Stones Live CD
liveDaily reports: Virgin Records has announced a Nov. 2 release date for "The Rolling Stones: Live Licks," a two-disc set recorded during the band's 2002-2003 world tour. The album features guest appearances by Sheryl Crow and Solomon Burke, and includes 11 tracks that have never before been released on a Stones live disc, according to Virgin.- Click Here for the Full Story
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Metal Blade Release Dates
Metal Blade reports: 10/05 Fates Warning – FWX – CD
10/05 Impious – Hellucinate – CD
10/05 Cannibal Corpse – The Wretched Spawn – CD/DVD with Worm Infested CD as bonus
10/19 Six Feet Under – Graveyard Classic's 2 – CD
10/19 Daysend – Severance – CD
10/19 PsyOpus – Ideas of Reference – CD
10/19 From A Second Story Window – Not One Word Has Been Omitted - CD
10/19 YOB – The Illusion of Motion – CD
11/2 - Paria – Misanthropos CD
11/2 - If Hope Dies - The Ground Is Pushing Up To Meet Us – CD
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As I Lay Dying Team With
Lamb of God for Euro Dates
press release reports: As I Lay Dying will be touring Europe! The band is already HUGE in the U.S. and sold about 100,000 units over here! It's time to make one of the hottest Metalcore bands around huge in Europe as well and that's why they will be doing their first (small) European tour in November!
They will play three headlining shows in Holland and Germany and a whole tour through the U.K. as support for LAMB OF GOD. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Butch Walker Added to Avril
press release reports: Butch Walker has been added to the Avril Lavigne tour. Butch Walker's new album Letters is in stores now.
10.25 Dallas - American Airlines Ctr.
10.26 San Antonio - SBC Center
10.27 New Orleans - UNO Lakefront Arena
10.28 Atlanta - Phillips Arena
10.30 Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum
10.31 Philadelphia - Wachovia Centre
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New CD from Original AC/DC
submitted news reports: [Here is a little blurb on the new album from original AC/DC vocalist Dave Evans]Dave has returned from several months in Germany where he finished mixing his great new album * Sinner *
Recorded earlier this year in Newcastle, Australia * Sinner * has 12 new original songs... and it rocks!!_
The album has reunited Dave with former Rabbitt band mates Mark Tinson and David Hinds both of whom feature on the CD
* Sinner * is being released in Europe at the end of October through Soulfood Music, with other countries to follow shortly. _ [see full story for tracklisting and artwork]- Click Here for the Full Story
Rammstein Eye Release
press release reports: Rammstein returns with the November 16 U.S. release of its fourth studio album, Reise Reise. The album's first domestic single, the bilingual "Amerika" will go into rotation on MTV2's Headbangers Ball Oct. 3, while import single "Mein Teil" has already shown up on the Resident Evil: Apocalypse soundtrack as well as on Fuse's Uranium.
Recorded primarily in Spain (El Cortijo Studio, Malaga), Reise Reise (translated as Voyage, Voyage or Journey, Journey) is an album of firsts for Rammstein: the first time the group have worked on songs to which they weren't completely committed prior to entering the studio; the first time they've recorded a track with a stand-out English chorus (single/ video "Amerika") or as stripped-to-the-groove acoustic as "Los" ("Let's Go"), but most of all: the first time in a long time the recording vibe could genuinely be called relaxed. 'Fun' even.
Which is not to say that fans of the signature Rammstein sound defined on the previous Herzeleid (1995), Sehnsucht (1998) and Mutter (2001) won't find plenty of familiar touchstones. Produced by Jacob Hellner, who has been integral to the band's studio work since day one), the admittedly experimental Reise, Reise also features abundant raw power in the form of "Stein Um Stein," "Moskau" and first overseas single "Mein Teil," a No. 2 hit this summer from Germany to Spain.
RAMMSTEIN: Reise, Reise track listing: 01. Reise, Reise - 02. Mein Teil - 03. Dalai Lama - 04. Keine Lust - 05. Los - 06. Amerika - 07. Moskau - 08. Morgenstern - 09. Stein um Stein - 10. Ohne Dich - 11. Amour
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