Today's Top Rock News Stories From Across the Web
|Unseen Week: Break Away|
We just shot a video for this song. It's about spending so much time and effort on something giving your all to make something work and not seeing much in return. It's about questioning what you do and wondering if you should quit and look for something new. This song went through a lot of changes before it was finished. Originally the chorus was slower but we sped it up.- Download it here
|Metallica Deny Terrorism|
In an interview with USMagazine.com, the rep stated "It's false. It's not true."
[But this doesn't get them off the hook for the auditory terrorism that was their last album. Lars' drums should have been declared a weapon of mass destruction to their credibility]- more breaking rock news
|David Hasselhoff Bigger than Live Earth|
Like our English friends, Americans largely tuned out the Live Earth broadcast that subconsciously educated us to the dangers of global warming by showing us that Madonna is a bit long in the tooth and a few decades past her virgin prime.
The usually lowest rated network broadcaster NBC were probably hoping to get a boost in viewership this past weekend with the event, but they stayed true to form with the lowest ratings of the night. In fact, their Sat night ratings actually dropped from their average. The numbers were down about18% from the previous week for repeats of America's Got Talent and Medium. According to preliminary numbers only about 2.7 million Americans could be bothered to witness why music business sales are sinking as fast as the polar icecaps.- more on this story
|Aiken's Side of the Airplane Incident|
He tells U.S. TV news show Entertainment Tonight, "While sleeping on a plane over the weekend, my foot evidently found a home on the arm rest of the passenger seated directly in front of me.
"I didn't realise I was causing the woman any distress until she woke me up with a quick hit to the chest. "Unfortunately, being that this happened on a plane, the FBI was called in to investigate and eventually we were all sent on our way. [maybe she was one of the remaining Rubin fans?]- more on this story
|Yes Guru Says No to Rock School Benefit|
The frontman of the classic rock band was due to perform at the Paul Green School of Rock Music in San Francisco, California - the inspiration for Jack Black movie School of Rock.
But Anderson has cancelled, claiming his guru told him not to perform again this year.- more on this story
|Cancer Won't Stop Pogues Tour|
Chevron reveals the bad news on the band's website, explaining he was diagnosed with the disease a month ago (Jun07).
In a group statement on the site, his bandmates support his decision to withdraw from the planned tour, which will go ahead without him.- more on this story
|Homme Skips Surgery to Tour|
The No One Knows rocker has been limping around with a walking stick during recent European appearances.
But Homme, who had a knee operation two years ago (05), has no intention of calling off any concert dates so he can undergo surgery.- more on this story
|Novembre Nix US Tour|
NOVEMBRE was scheduled to enter Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland at the end of May to record the rhythm guitars and mix its new album with producer Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, SENTENCED, AMORPHIS).- more on this story
|Avril Cleared of 2nd Song Theft Claim, Just Guilty of Unimaginative Title|
Kreviazuk said Tuesday she never intended to call Lavigne's songwriting ability or ethics into question when she spoke with Performing Songwriter Magazine last month. The Winnipeg songwriter retracted quotes that implied she wrote a song called "Contagious" on Lavigne's latest disc but was never credited. - more on this story
|Drowning Pool and The Exies Tour|
August 12th in Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
August 14th in Tulsa, OK @ The Other Side
August 16th in Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
August 18th in Cincinnati, OH @ Blue Note Cafe
August 21st in Knoxville, TN @ Blue Cats
- more dates
|Beyonce Visits Fans She Almost Blew Up|
The accident happened shortly after her show started in Missouri, US, on Sunday night when fireworks meant for the stage spilled into the audience.
Two unnamed concertgoers were taken to
hospital, but their injuries were said to be minor.
- more on this story
|Bad Madonna Film Made into Musical|
The stage show will incorporate several hits by New York new wave act Blondie, as well as an original song penned by the band's lead singer, Debbie Harry.
"The story just works with the lyrics,"
said Harry, 62. "I thought it was a good idea, really smart."
- even "smarter" info on this must miss production
|Meat Puppets Extend Tour|
21 Isle of Palms, SC - The Windjammer Festival
24 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves
25 Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Ballroom
26 Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
27 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
28 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theater
29 New York, NY - Knitting Factory
30 New York, NY - Knitting Factory
|Dave Stewart Sneak Peak|
Many "hit" songs he has written with Annie Lennox (his longtime partner in Eurythmics) but it also includes songs he has co-written or recorded with an eclectic mixture of artists including Mick Jagger, Gwen Stefani, Daryl Hall, Sinead O ' Connor, Bryan Ferry, Alison Moyet, Bono, Tom Petty, Jon Bon Jovi, Terry Hall, Anastacia, Lamont Dozier, Bob Dylan, Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Shakespeare 's Sister, Bob Geldof, Al Green, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Dr.Dre, Timbaland, The Neptunes, Beyonce, George Harrison, Joss Stone and the immortal Jimmy Cliff.
Now, here's a sneak peak of a powerful & spiritual brand new track- "Don't Be Afraid", from Dave's upcoming new album.
|As I Lay Dying Tracks|
Here, for the first time, is the full track
listing for AN OCEAN BETWEEN US.
2. Nothing Left
3. An Ocean Between Us
4. Within Destruction
6. Comfort Betrays
7. I Never Wanted
8. Bury Us All
9. The Sound of Truth
11. Wrath Upon Ourselves
12. This is Who We Are
- The album art can be found on the Metal Blade Records website
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