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|GNR Reunion of Sorts|
The band is called GUNS N' ROSES REVISITED and features, in addition to Steven and Tracii, ADLER'S APPETITE members Sheldon Tarsha (lead vocals), Keri Kelli (rhythm guitar) and Robbie Crane (bass).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
According to America's Star magazine a source said: "It's very top secret right now. She could be six to seven weeks gone". [Look for the follow up story in Star which reports that J.lo was knocked up by Aliens. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Santana Road Plans|
Santana and his band wrapped up their latest stretch of North American shows in early July, and will launch the tour's 20-plus-date second leg Sept. 15 in San Jose, CA.[see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
KNAC.COM: Your convictions are obviously strong, and that's admirable...you cancelled a couple tour dates overseas because you had a problem with a couple of bands...on that theme, are there any MEGADETH songs you won't do now?
Dave Mustaine: "Well, no. I mean, the ones that I did that I'm not doing anymore that to me is just wrong is SEX PISTOLS' 'Anarchy' 'cause it says I'm an anti-Christ. I'm not really anti anybody so I had to kind of take a look at that. You know, I mean, I am sure if I wanted to I could do 'Black Friday' or 'The Conjuring' because they don't really mean anything anymore, because the lyrics from 'Bad Omen' I had to jumble up because it was a bona fide hex, so it was kind of like gobbledygook, unless you get lucky and you know something about witchcraft you're not going to be able to deduce what that spell is. And 'Black Friday', you know, it's just gratuitous violence which, that's cool to a point, but there's so many death metal fans that do it better than I did."["What do you mean I don't believe in God?" see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Blackfoot Too Loud For Scotland|
BLACKFOOT, who have toured with THE WHO and IRON MAIDEN, had re-formed for a world tour and pencilled in a date at the Renfrew Ferry in Glasgow.
The concert was cancelled after the band did a sound check at the floating venue, which was shut recently amid controversy about sound levels. It had been given permission to reopen for shows it promised would not be too noisy.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Clive Burr Benefit|
As previously reported, the new album is out on September 27th via InsideOut.[see full story for a link to the cover art]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Chevelle 2nd Leg|
September 12th in Bakersfield, CA @ Montgomery
September 13th in Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
September 14th in Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
September 16th in Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon
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|Kimmel Gets Stoned|
|50 Cent Rehash|
The original release of The Massacre sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and landed 50 four singles on the Billboard Hot 100, something no other artist had accomplished since The Beatles did in 1964.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
The files show Scotland Yard dismissed the claims, saying the Rolling Stones frontman was caught up in "the world of users of dangerous drugs".
Sir Mick's allegations followed a police raid on his Chelsea home in May 1969, where cannabis was found. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Where Your Edu $$ Go|
Doctoral research has begun under the supervision of Britain's first professor of pop music, who is also overseeing a PhD into the art of "moshing", the vigorous head-shaking dance popular among concert crowds.
The study will try and answer why men and women play differently
For the next three years, Amanda Griffiths, 32, a dance teacher from north Wales, will attempt to explain, in 60,000 words, why the attractions of an invisible guitar are generally overlooked by women, and how the girls who get involved do it differently. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|UK Follows RIAA Lead|
The lawsuits come as the global music industry fights to control online piracy by suing users of illicit file-trading networks, while also promoting legal music services like Apple's iTunes Music Store. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
In the short term, Sony BMG's July 25 payola admission is already making waves. Some Clear Channel program directors say they are now required to attach documentation to any merchandise received from labels, declaring it was not received in connection with providing airplay. And on July 26, Archway Broadcasting fired Blake Larson, music director of its top 40 station WRHT in Greenville, N.C. Spitzer said Larson accepted a $1,365 laptop computer, $900 in airfare and PlayStation 2 equipment from a label in exchange for airplay of the label's artists. [see full story for a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Elvis eBay Suit|
|Across The Pond|
The shows will be held simultaneously at Keyspan Park in Brooklyn, NY and Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Stanten Island, NY, according to Billboard.
Though the bills have yet to be divided up, both sites will host shows on October 1-2.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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