Governor Courtney Love?
Jam reports: The haggard and oft-troubled rock diva has just announced her plans for a handful of tour dates, as well as her plans to beat her recent legal battles -- including drug possession and assault charges -- and, yes, one day rule the world!
"I'm not a dangerous person," Love told Rolling Stone this week during an interview at a restaurant, where presumably all of the meals were nonetheless eaten with a spoon.
"I'd like to be governor one day, so I will not go down with a felony." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Jam Music also has news on Sting, Annie Lennox a perfect match, Concert series tackles classic gems, John Lennon remembered, Live Review: k.d. lang in Winnipeg, Enough about Britney and more click here to check it out
Sharon Osbourne RIP
ABC News reports: [Sharon Osbourne is still among the living but ABC is prepared for her demise. A reader sent in a link to an obituary for Sharon on the ABC website. Her life story is there, and the obituary is ready to go as soon as they fill in the date, her age at death and the cause of death. Here is the first part of the obituary, click the full story to read it all.] Née Sharon Arden Born October 9, 1953 in London, England XXXX: XX
Sharon Osbourne, best known as the woman who saved Ozzy Osbourne from himself, XXX today of XXX. She was XX.
Wife and business manager of heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne, a.k.a. the Prince of Bleeping Darkness, Sharon lived in backstage obscurity until her family's wildly popular MTV reality show, The Osbournes, catapulted her to household-name status. Her XXX today of XXX was?. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Sharon shouldn't get upset, not many people get to read their own obituary.
Silly News: Xtina Breakdown
Ananova reports: Christina Aguilera has confessed she suffered a breakdown after her first single was released - because she was fed-up with being compared to Britney Spears.
The singer shot to fame in 1999 with her debut track, Genie In A Bottle, and was immediately dubbed the new Britney reports Femalefirst quoting the Daily Record.
But Christina says she hated the comparisons to her arch-rival, who she starred with in Disney's The Mickey Mouse Club when she was 12, as she wanted to be a star in her own right.
She said: "I had some sort of breakdown after being confined in this shell."
Christina says she only managed to get rid of her pop princess image after she started wearing raunchy outfits and the released her 2002 album, Stripped. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Sorry had to include this one, the irony of the line about trying to be different from Britney by dressing like a tramp is fine humor for a Monday.
Beanie Sigel Sentenced
AP reports: Gangster rapper Beanie Sigel was sentenced to a year in federal prison Friday on a gun-possession charge stemming from a traffic stop.
Sigel, 30, could have received more than three years, but the judge cited the rapper's charity work and drug abuse treatment in taking leniency. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Manson In Wonderland
MTV reports: Marilyn Manson, who's getting ready to marry burlesque queen Dita Von Teese, is about to take another kind of plunge — down the rabbit hole. He's co-starring in an upcoming re-imagining of "Alice in Wonderland" called "Living in Neon Dreams." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Weiland Ok With Judge
MTV reports: Scott Weiland got the thumbs-up from a judge presiding over his probation-status-report hearing Thursday in Pasadena, California. He's due back for another check-in on December 17, according to the Los Angeles district attorney's office. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: MTV also has news on Debate Venue Changes, But Iraq Remains The Hot Topic, Britney Married — For Real Now, Beyonce Healing Fast Thanks To Serena Williams, Cool & Dre Look To Follow 'Lean Back' With A Hits Epidemic, Quick News On Ludacris, Foxy Brown, Deftones And Flavor Flav, The Hives & More click here to check it out
Durst's New Job
Blabbermouth reports: MVWire.com is reporting that LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has signed with The Joneses for exclusive representation as a commercial director. Although the agreement marks Durst's first foray into commercials, he is well established as a music video director, having directed more than 20 videos for his own band and other top rock groups. Durst's most recent credit is the video for LIMP BIZKIT's "Behind Blue Eyes", from the soundtrack to "Gothika", with Durst starring opposite Halle Berry. That video was produced by The Joneses.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Chimaira Xmas Show
Blabbermouth reports: The fifth annual CHIMAIRA Christmas concert will take place at the Agora Theater in Cleveland, OH on December 30. Tickets will go on sale this week and will be available at the Agora box office and through all Ticketmaster locations. As a nice Christmas present to the group's female friends, the first 200 ladies will be allowed in free. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Cold Plan New CD
Blabbermouth reports: COLD have set "And a Sad Song Lives On" as the title of their new album, tentatively due early next year via the group's new label, Atlantic. The band will commence pre-production on the CD on October 14 with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (CHEVELLE, IGGY POP). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Ozzy Box To Include Covers
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting at the OZZY OSBOURNE fan site Ozzyhead.com, Osbourne's forthcoming box set will include a brand new CD of covers. Among the tracks set to appear on the album is Ozzy's version of THE BEATLES' "In My Life".
As previously reported, former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell is expected to make an appearance on the album, as is Chris Wyse, bassist for Cantrell's "jam" band CARDBOARD VAMPYRES.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Blabbermouth also has news on PRIMAL FEAR To Completely Overhaul Their Sound And Image, NIKKI SIXX: MICK MARS 'Looks Amazing', A BREATH OF LIFE: Former PUSHED Singer And Guitarist Return With New Project, CRESCENT SHIELD: Demo Recordings Available For Download , Former IRON MAIDEN Singer PAUL DI'ANNO To Tour Finland and more click here to check it out
Punkbands.com reports: 'The Greatest Songs Ever Written (by us)' is a chunk of NOFX's impressive career, lopped off into one disc, including a brand-new song specifically written and recorded for this release. NOFX is one of the best loved punk rock bands of all time because they never soul doubt... continually making their legions of fans laugh and think. Release date is set at November 9th on Epitaph. [see full story for the 27 song tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story
SOAD Set Title/Date
The PRP reports: System Of A Down have reportedly set "Hypnotize" as the title to their upcoming new album which is rumored to now be eyeing a January 18th release date via American/Columbia.- Click Here for the Full Story
Kerry King's Guitar Abuse
The PRP reports: Slayer guitarist Kerry King will be doing a number of "Guitar Abuse" performances during Slayer's upcoming run this fall on the "Jagermeister Music Tour". "Guitar Abuse" sees King stopping by local music/record stores and jamming for the fans.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Good Charlotte Ditch PopPunk
Chart Attack reports: Kiss your favourite pop-punk rockers Good Charlotte goodbye. Well, at least bid the GC sound you've come to know and love adieu, ‘cause when you hear their third studio effort The Chronicles Of Life And Death (released earlier this week), you'll be in for a bit of a surprise.
"We're not a pop-punk band anymore," exclaims singer Joel Madden. From more personally revealing lyrics to the influx of diverse musical instruments (yeah, keyboards can be diverse at times) and stronger in-song dynamics, this album isn't your average Good Charlotte release.
"We don't know where we fit in anymore," Madden continues. "We like what we're doing, but we're not a straight-ahead rock band." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Fans Imagine Lennon at 64
New York Daily News reports: Hundreds of music fans gathered at Central Park's Strawberry Fields yesterday to celebrate the 64th birthday of slain ex-Beatle John Lennon.
Accompanied by guitar and tambourine, the crowd sang beloved Beatles classics, including "When I'm Sixty-Four," penned by Lennon's songwriting partner, Paul McCartney.
Crowd members said the song added to the day's poignancy. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Senate Kills P2P Bill
Reuters reports: A bill that would make it easier to sue online file-trading networks like Kazaa appeared on Friday to have died a quiet death, but other copyright bills sought by the entertainment industry continued to advance.
The Senate Judiciary Committee declined late on Thursday to take up a bill that would hold liable anyone who "induces" others to reproduce copyrighted material, a move observers said all but assures it would not become law this year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Love Hearing Date Set
AP reports: A low-key Courtney Love made a brief court appearance and was told to return Oct. 27 for a preliminary hearing to determine if she stands trial for allegedly attacking a woman with a liquor bottle.
Love, who strode into court wearing a miniskirt and sweater over tights and thigh-high boots, softly answered "yes" Thursday when asked if she agreed to the next court date. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Wilson's Smile Hit
Reuters reports: Some 38 years after the album was first conceived, Brian Wilson's "Smile" (BriMel/Nonesuch) finally makes its debut on the Billboard 200.
By entering at No. 13, "Smile" becomes the highest-ranked of Wilson's four charted solo albums. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
12 Stones Drop Megadeth Tour
IAYM reports: 12 Stones have now elected to drop off their opening slot on Megadeth's upcoming "Blackmail The Universe" trek. No word has been made as to a replacement act for the time being. - Click Here for the Full Story
Coheed & Cambria CD Details
IAYM reports: Coheed & Cambria have set "Good Apollo: I'm Burning Star IV; Vol. One From Fear Through The Eyes Of Men" as the title to their upcoming debut effort for Columbia. The effort will be the first of a two-part series, and is tentatively expected out in stores in Summer 2005. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
40 Below Summer Lose Guitarist
IAYM reports: 40 Below Summer have parted ways with their guitar player Jordan Plingos, adding "We appreciate everything that he & his family had brought to the band. We'll always wish Jordan the best in all of his future endeavours & will never forget him." Filling in on their next tour as a temporary replacement will be Ty Fury, formerly of Motograter. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Overkill Ink New Deal
Metal-Rules reports: Long-running New York metallers OVERKILL have inked a two-album deal with Sweden's Regain Records. The agreement, which covers the entire world outside the USA, will begin with the release of the group's next studio album, tentatively due in February 2005. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Hirax Lead Metal Fest
Metal-Rules reports: Classic metal revivalists HIRAX will headline the 3rd Annual Seattle Metal Festival. The all-day event, which takes place on October 23 at Studio 7, also features 17 up and coming metal bands from the Northwest area.
This year's festival was going to be headlined by Exodus, but the Bay area thrashers, along with Dragon Lord, had to cancel their appearance 3 weeks ago. Promoter Frank Hetzel of Howitzer Productions needed a headliner to fill Exodus' slot so he contacted HIRAX. "I remember when HIRAX played the Abrasive Rock Festival a couple years back," Hetzel said. "I was impressed by their performance so I contacted them about playing my festival." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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In Stores: Red Hot Bio
Day in Rock reports: Occasionally on slow news days, we'll showcase a recent review here. As we reported a couple weeks ago Anthony Kiedis penned his autobiography "Scar Tissue". The book hit the stores last week and let me tell you it's one hell of a read. Below if just a portion of the review we just posted on our sister site Rocknworld.com, click the full story link to read it all:
Unlike most rock bios where we get a crash course through the artist's childhood, in Scar Tissue Anthony devotes the first 100 pages or so of the book to his early years. And those years were anything but typical and provide some compelling and sometimes juicy stories. From the trials of being the child of divorced parents that live on opposite sides of the country, to his hippy drug-dealing father who took him under his wing at a very young age and showed him the wild side of Hollywood. Not many kids count Sonny Bono as a baby sitter and probably only one kid on the cusp of puberty can tell the tale of sleeping with a naked Cher or losing his virginity to his father's girlfriend or being turned on to drugs by that same father. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Scissor Sisters Club Tour
NMC reports: The Scissor Sisters will set out on a short, US club tour this November and December to help promote the band's self-titled debut.
This time around, the Scissor Sisters will visit the South and the Midwest, with the tour kicking off in Atlanta, Georgia on November 29. The Scissor Sisters will also play shows in Florida, Texas, Kansas, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky before finishing up the year in New York City with "a massive Christmas party," according to the band's web site. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Gwyneth No Yoko
Ananova reports: Gwyneth Paltrow refuses to interfere with her husband Chris Martin's band Coldplay, because she's scared of becoming his 'Yoko Ono'.
The actress can sing, and even performed in the 2000 movie Duets, but she fears if their careers cross paths it could cause problems within the band and their marriage reports IMDb.com.
Paltrow said: "People ask if I will sing with the band or do a duet, but always in the front of my mind is the Yoko effect. I don't want to be known as the girl who split up Coldplay. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Worst Riffs Of All time
Day in Rock reports: A follow up to a story last week. CC Deville isn't the only one targeted by Guitar World is their new "100 Worst Riffs, Licks & Solos of All Time" list. The magazine reported picked the riffs that they felt are "lazy," "boring," "just plain stoopid," or "involve C.C. Deville."
CC nabbed the top spot for his "Guitar Solo" from "Swallow This Live". He also made a couple entries earlier in the list for "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" and also for a guest solo of Warrant's "Cherry Pie", according to the Associated Press.
CC was in good company and not even legends like Santana and Clapton could escape the editors of Guitar World.
Apart from CC's No. 1 solo, AP reports that the rest of the top 10 includes "Summertime Blues," Blue Cheer; "The Game of Love," Carlos Santana; Falstaff beer 1967 radio spot, Cream; "All You Need is Love," The Beatles; "Thirsty and Miserable," Black Flag; "Wango Tango," Ted Nugent; "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," Rolling Stones; "Sting of the Bumblebee," Manowar; and "American Woman," Lenny Kravitz. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
CC and company are also likely to appear in our forthcoming 'Top 100 Lamest Songs of All Time' list. Stay tuned for that.
Anti Racism Gigs
Xfm reports: A series of gigs arranged by the Love Music Hate Racism include sets by Pete Doherty's unpredictable outfit Babyshambles, ex- Clash man Mick Jones' new outfit Carbon/Silicon and The Cooper Temple Clause. [see full story for more details]- Click Here for the Full Story
Hammered At Xmas
Xfm reports: Metal Hammer, Xfm and Clear Channel team up for a festive rockfest throughout the month of December. Prepare to be rocked.
A month of cutting edge metal shows throughout December including gigs from ex-Creed members Alter Bridge, Orange County hardcore rockers Atreyu, Swedsih death menatlists Arch Enemy and their fellow countrymen In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Mad Capsule Markets and many more to be confirmed. If you want to see the rock acts who are going to be big next year, don't miss this. [see full story for dates and details]- Click Here for the Full Story
Afghan Whigs Singer Launched
Tour with Twilight Singers
press release (Twilight Singers) reports: Greg Dulli's Twilight Singers (former lead singer of the Afghan Whigs) are starting their North American October Tour this week for their brand new album "She Loves You".
Check out the TS Official Website for more exclusive info. on the NEW album and Tour Dates. Price of a ticket to the show is less than a meal in a restaurant and you'll probably hear some Whigs tunes! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Switchfoot on AOL
press release (corner stone digital) reports: Fuse and AOL invite you to go behind the scenes and watch today's hottest artists perform live on Sessions @ AOL! Tune in to Fuse on Monday, October 11th at 7pm & 11pm ET for Sessions @ AOL and catch a live performance by San Diego band Switchfoot. Click http://www.fuse.tv/sessions for more info and a sneak preview of Switchfoot's performance! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Jem on Kimmel
press release (PFA Media) reports: Welsh singer/songwriter and ATO Recording artist Jem will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Jem will perform material from her debut CD Finally Woken, a genre-defying album widely acclaimed for its unique blend of folk, pop, electronica and shades of hip-hop. USA Today called the album "instantly impressive" and Blender described Finally Woken as "a sublime album of hip-hop influenced folk."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Life of Agony Sign to Sony
press release (sony music) reports: Seminal New York rock band LIFE OF AGONY has signed an exclusive recording agreement with Epic Records. The quartet—vocalist Keith Caputo, guitarist Joey Z, bassist Alan Robert and drummer Sal Abruscato—will release its highly anticipated Epic debut in early 2005. "It's extremely exciting to join the Epic family and become part of an artist roster that includes Audioslave, Ozzy Osbourne and AC/DC," says Caputo. "We were really impressed with the team at Epic and their unique sense of energy and creativity. This definitely feels like home." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story