Today's Top Rock News Stories From Across the Web
|Remy Ma Arrested for Murder|
The 26-year-old, whose real name is Remy Smith, was sought for questioning after a woman was shot in New York's Meatpacking district on Saturday.
She reported to police and was also arrested on charges of assault and criminal possession of a weapon. - more on this story
|AC/DC Recording New CD|
"Malcom and Angus (Young, the brothers who are the group's co-founders and chief composers) are in the studio," Brian told Daily Record. "There's an album in the works, and a tour, too, I think. The boys are working' on something special. They don't want to do just another album."
The Classic Rock Cares tour features Johnson
along with AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams, Joe Lynn Turner, Mark Farner and
Steve Luongo. The purpose of the tour is raise funds for the John Entwistle
Foundation. According to Daily Record, "The Fort Myers, Fla.-based charity,
which is primarily dedicated to promoting musical education for disadvantaged
- Read the Daily Record story to learn more about the tour.
|Snoop Reality Televizzle|
The broadcaster said the show would be "hilarious and heart-warming" and would show the rapper balancing family duties with the world of hardcore hip-hop.
The 35-year-old star, whose real name is
Calvin Broadus, has three sons and runs a youth American football league.
- more on this story
|Organic Garbage For New CD|
However, don't expect the same old formula on this new record. In an attempt to stray away from repeating what fans have come to expect, Garbage plans to introduce a more simplistic and organic sound.
Drummer Bruce Vig described it as an interweaving of Mazzy Star and Leonard Cohen meets Neil Young.- more on this story
|Sony Sues DRM Co|
Sony BMG filed papers in a New York state court seeking $12m in damages from the Arizona-based Amergence Group.
It says Amergence's Mediamax software landed it with a $5.75m (£2.83m) bill for compensation after users reported problems with their computers. - more on this story
|Slash Goes On the Record About New GNR CD|
The rocker – now with Velvet Revolver – says he fully expects the record to deliver the goods when it comes out… finally.
He says, "I'm sure it's got some amazing s*** on it cos I know Axl and what he's capable of. So I'm interested to hear it but patient enough to wait until he figures it out."- He's not quite done =)
|Illness Forces Silverchair Postponements|
While his Doctor had initially been hopeful that Daniel's laryngitis would clear up "in a day or two", he has since advised that the Silverchair frontman should "avoid singing for 4 to 6 days" in order to be guaranteed of making a full recovery. The Doctor also advised that singing during this time could risk permanent damage to Daniel's voice so the band has no choice but to reschedule these four important shows and to sincerely apologize to those who will be inconvenienced by this change of plans.
The San Diego, Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Francisco gigs will now take place in mid-November at the same venues. - more on this story
|Zutons Fire Lazy Guitarist|
Our impeccably placed source reports Chowdury was in fact kicked out of the band.
A general "lazy" attitude over the past months eventually came to a head recently, and he was told his laconic lead guitar services were no longer needed.- more on this story
|Fiddy Delayed Again|
"Curtis" originally was slated for a June 26 release but was pushed back in late May.
Two singles from the project have met with little success on radio. [that's what happens when you offer 50 cents as payola]- more on this story
|Net Radio Reprieve|
Webcasters will stay online while new rates are being negotiated. Otherwise, most small webcasters would have had to shut down this coming Monday. [so you won't be stuck with only being able to listen to crappy corporate Top 40 radio for now, go look at the Billboard charts to see just how crappy it is and be thankful for net radio!]- more on this story
|Ride Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven|
Easily viewed as far away as the three highway bridges that surround the Park, Led Zeppelin - The Ride will tower more than 150 feet into the sky (15 stories tall), serving as a landmark that will help travelers pinpoint Hard Rock Park whether arriving by air or land.
The ride is most notable for the iconic relationship with band members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, who have contributed to all aspects of Led Zeppelin - The Ride, including the ride's name [they thought real hard on that one], logo and overall look and feel of the vehicles.- more on this story
What you didn't watch the show? Not many did at the end, but that doesn't take away from the band Rooney who are about to drop their new CD, "Calling the World" on Tuesday. (you knew the band name from the headline)
Can't wait until them? You are in luck as the band is giving fans a preview of the ENTIRE new CD on their Myspace page. Wanna see if it's worth picking up on Tuesday? - Click here.
|Townshend Pens New Rock Opera|
Townshend, 62, who wrote over 100 songs for the classic British rock band The Who as well "Tommy" in 1969 and "Quadrophenia" in 1973, two pieces that defined a generation of disaffected youth, has written the book, lyrics and music to "The Boy Who Heard Music."- more on this story
|Britney's New Gig|
The pop superstar is understood to have been interviewed for the role at Les Deux in Hollywood recently.
"She filled out the application, including her work history, address, Social Security number, and then she went to a back room for an interview with the manager. [add your own joke about the back room here]- more on this must read story
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