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Report for 9/14/05
Weezer Split?
MTV reports: They've been a band for more than 13 years, releasing five albums and winning over an army of overly devoted fans in the process. But all that could soon be a distant memory, because it looks like Weezer might never make another album again. 

Last week, MTV News spoke to the band before the launch of its co-headlining tour with the Foo Fighters and the guys were more than candid about a whole host of subjects, including the fact that Make Believe could very well be their final LP. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dylan Boycott
Reuters reports: Music retailer HMV Canada has pulled Bob Dylan's CDs from its shelves to protest a deal to sell his new "Live at the Gaslight 1962" album exclusively in Starbucks coffee shops. 

A spokesman for HMV Canada confirmed Monday that Dylan's albums were not being stocked or displayed on its store shelves. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fan Beating Probe
Blabbermouth reports: Patrick Sands of The Valley-Times News is reporting that the city of Lanett, Alabama has commissioned an independent external investigation into an incident at a Christian heavy metal concert on September 3 where two members of the Lanett Police Department allegedly used "extreme physical force" to arrest a young black male after shutting down the show. That external investigation should be completed in the near future.

The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sex Pistols Walk
BBC reports: The Sex Pistols and Dame Thora Hird are among the new names to be added to a celebrity Walk of Fame in London. 

One hundred celebrities will be immortalised on the Avenue of the Stars, to be unveiled on Sunday in Covent Garden.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wilco Live CD
FMQB reports: Wilco will release their first ever live album, Kicking Television - Live In Chicago on November 1. The double-disc set was recorded over four nights in the band's hometown back in May.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lava Troubles
Reuters reports: Lava Records, home to such acts as the Click Five and Simple Plan, started laying off staff on Monday, three weeks after executive upheaval at its Atlantic Records parent, sources said. 

The label will continue with some dedicated staff, but one source acknowledged that Atlantic personnel will take on functions previously executed by Lava employees. The exact size of the Lava staff moving forward is unknown at this point. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Spinal Tap Records
Reuters reports: Harry Shearer has put his stamp on such iconic roles as Spinal Tap bass player Derek Smalls and "The Simpsons" nosy neighbor Ned Flanders, but he's about to add record label owner to his resume. 

Along with his singer/pianist wife Judith Owen and her manager Bambi Moe, Shearer has founded Courgette Records, whose first release is Owen's latest album, "Lost and Found."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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War Child Blockbuster
Gigwise reports: The new War Child album has been downloaded 80,000 times over the weekend. 

‘Help: A Day In The Life' was launched on Friday afternoon (September 9) and already organisers are hailing it as a success. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Murder Chaka
Gigwise reports: The son of R&B star Chaka Khan was yesterday ordered to stand trial over the shooting of a teenager at a party in September 2004.

Damien Patrick Holland surrendered to police on February 28 of this year after he learned that prosecutors had charged him of the murder of 17 year old Christopher Baily. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Keef No Pirate
Ananova reports: Keith Richards says he still can't commit to play Johnny Depp's dad in the Pirates Of The Caribbean sequels.

Richards revealed that he spent a day with Depp on the film set and even tried on some costumes.

He said: "Johnny and I spent a great afternoon trying to get these things (costumes) on. But that doesn't mean I'm doing it. At the moment I've turned them down.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Clash Ripoff
Punk Music reports: Pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk has made has a new edition to his skateboarding video games coming out entitled "Tony Hawk: American Wasteland" to be release Oct. 18th. The cover work on this is quite possibly the most unoriginal thing I have seen. They ripped off The Clash's London Calling album cover. Apparently, they are too lazy and uncreative to think of something original.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Boy Sets Fire Vision
Punk Music reports: Equal Vision Records is excited to announce Boy Sets Fire has joined their roster! They will issue their currently out-of-pring album "The Day The Sun Went Out" thru the label on Oct 18th which will be followed by a collection of b-sides and rarities compilation to be called "Before The Eulogy" Nov. 1st. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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PriestFest
Blabbermouth reports: JUDAS PRIEST, ROB ZOMBIE and ANTHRAX will be teaming up for Priest Feast, a special, one-time only event to take place on October 30 at the Long Beach Arena.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hendrix Bootleg Suit
Blabbermouth reports: Margo Whitmire of Billboard.com is reporting that Seattle-based Experience Hendrix filed a second suit yesterday (Sept. 12) against Purple Haze Records to stop the marketing and sales of all unauthorized Jimi Hendrix recordings through the U.K. indie label. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ignite 06
Blabbermouth reports: Recently signed to Abacus Recordings, southern California hardcore/punk titans IGNITE are preparing to enter the studio next month to record their third full-length album. The band's first studio CD since 2000's "A Place Called Home" will be produced by Cameron Webb (SILVERSTEIN, SUM 41, MOTÖRHEAD) and is tenatively scheduled for an early 2006 release. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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CBGB Disturbed
Blabbermouth reports: DISTURBED will mark their new album's release — and wrap their current six-and-a-half-week North American tour — by performing Tuesday, September 20 at the legendary CBGB in New York City. Tickets for the special event will only be available through the band's official fan web site, www.thedisturbedones.com, and New York's K-ROCK FM, which is sponsoring the show. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Paradise Lost UK
Blabbermouth reports: Century Media Records has set an October 17 U.K. release date for the latest album from PARADISE LOST, entitled simply "Paradise Lost". As previously reported, the album's U.K. release was delayed by a few weeks due to the fact that Century Media recently changed their distribution to EMI.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Behind The Ratt
BW&BK reports: According to a posting at his website, former RATT singer STEPHEN PEARCY will be taking part in VH1's Behind The Music about Ratt. Taping will begin soon. An air date has yet to be announced. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bobaflex Dates
Audio Aggression reports: Bobaflex have announced the following headlining show dates:

September 15th in Mankato, MN @ What's Up Lounge
September 16th in Columbia Heights, MN @ Star Central
September 17th in Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern
September 18th in Nashville, TN @ The Exit In[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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