Today's Top Rock News Stories From Across the Web
|Rapper Smashes Pumpkins|
Miley Cyrus' "Hannah Montana 2" dropped one spot to No 2 on sales of 128,000 units proving once again that Tweens with their mother's credit card can inflict damage. Interpol's major-label debut "Our Love To Admire," debuts on the US charts at No. 4 with sales of 73,000 while Kelly Clarkson assumed the No 5 position with her latest "My December" which grabbed the attention of 59,000 more people last week which helped her relegate Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" to sixth place with 4,000 fewer copies of the country hair metal opus being sold last week.- The big question though: Is Velvet Revolver now firing blanks?
|Fall Out Baby?|
Will the world soon welcome an eye shadow wearing, lip-synching, emo love child? According to a host of always reliable tabloids the answer is yes. Pete Wentz has reportedly proven his manhood by knocking up Ashlee Simpson. Of course, this news comes from the sources that give us UFO sightings and the adventures of rabbit boy.
The tabs took it one step further and reported
that Wentz will do the honorable thing and wed the lip-synching popstar.
The couple were reportedly engaged under of the romantic backdrop of New
Jersey during the Live Earth debacle. However, the mime's representatives
told USmagazine.com that the engagement story was "absolutely not true."
However, contrary to some reports, the pregnancy was not denied in the
USmagazine.com story, who also broke the ground breaking story today that
Tori Spelling lost 22 pounds. Yes, we were shocked too as soon as we remembered
who she was, shocked that they are still covering her.
- but did they deny the bun in the oven? find out here
|White Stripes Stage Silliest Publicity Stunt Yet|
It's being billed as the briefest White Stripes gig ever by the more generous reporters. In fact, it was one of the silliest publicity stunts thus far from Jack White and co. And that's saying a lot.
Jack and Diane, oh wait... Meg, reportedly had a stage set up Monday on George Street in St. John, Canada, where they jumped up and played a single note before rushing off to their real concert at Mile One Stadium. In case you were wondering, the note was a C-sharp according to reports. - more on this story
|Biomechanical Lose Member|
The band announced via their Myspace page that Matt C has left the band. John K broke the news to fans with this message: "Unfortunately Matt C has left Biomechanical for personal reasons. He is one of the best drummers we had the fortune to work with and we wish him all the best!
We are just about to finish our third album but it seems the release will be delayed as a result of the live situation plus the record label wants to make sure that the release will happen on a time where it will get it's maximum support. Will announce the new release date soon.''- more on this story
|Supersuckers Return to the Road|
They will be taking their show on the road again starting August 4th in Park City, Ut and hitting the western US (and a stop in TN for the Bent Fork Motorcycle Rally) before heading up to Canada for a string of dates that kick off on September 25th in Vancouver and conclude on October 2nd in Winnipeg.- grab the dates here
|Hammerfall Turn 10|
"The best of-album also features a couple of new songs ['Last Man Standing', 'Restless Soul' and 'HammerFall v1.07'], as well as a rerecording of an old classic. The record will be followed by a very special and intimate tour, beginning on the day of the release. - dates for those show including info on afterparties
|Get Waysted Again|
Another year, another location... time for another Waysted album! This time around the recent classic line-up is back together. Yes, Chris George has returned and the band are currently putting the finishing touches to a set of brand new songs before entering the studio in 2 weeks time to record "THE HARSH REALITY" due for release on UK's LIVEWIRE RECORDS in October this year followed by the announcement of some live shows.
You can take a look at some photos from the rehearsal session- right here
|Y&T DVD/CD Release Set|
This Netherlands show, recorded in October of 2006, comes complete with a bonus DVD containing backstage aftershow "meet-and-greet" segments. You also get to go to the pre-show soundcheck as well as view the outtakes from the concert itself.- more on this story
|Girlschool Carry on with Gig Plans|
"Well, as you can imagine things aren't exactly 'cheery' in the GIRLSCHOOL camp right now with the loss of our beautiful and talented friend Kelly Johnson. For anyone planning to come along to the two gigs we're doing in Germany this weekend we will still be performing as Kelly would have wanted it that way, although you may see that we'll be giving waterproof mascara its toughest workout to date."
Kelly Johnson, original member of Girlschool passed away on Sunday the 15th of July after fighting a 6 year battle with cancer of the spine.- more on this story
|Revelation Theory ink with Interscope|
|Singing With The Enemy|
Each episode of Singing with the Enemy brings together two bands with nothing in common other than a passion for music and a desire to expand their musical horizons. Under the guidance of top record producer Tommy D the bands will have just one week to dream up and record a brand new track and then perform a surprise gig in front of their die-hard fans. The challenges extend far beyond trying to unite two opposing musical styles. Living together in an intense pressure cooker of creativity, the bands must struggle to reconcile their differences - whether cultural, religious or ideological as well as musical - if they want to stand a hope of meeting the tight studio deadline and impressing Tommy D.- more on this story
|MTV Programming Just Gets Dumber and Dumber|
He tells TV Guide magazine, "She won't be your typical superhero."
[instead of fighting crime she'll be seen shopping in Beverly Hills, partying at Losers Lounge (a.k.a Hyde), fighting her evil nemesis (TMZ) by getting loaded and running them over with her overpriced car. But she'll be good in the sex scenes. Must see TV indeed.]- Lee had more to say on this ridiculous development, read that here.
|Interpol A Global Hit and Kicking off World Tour|
The US tour which kicks off in Rochester, NY on July 19th will include a hometown appearance at Madison Square Garden and wrap up the first leg on August 5th at the V Festival before the head to Japan then Australia and then Europe before returning to North America on September 8th in Toronto for the major leg which concludes in Los Angeles on October 23rd before they head out once again for Europe. - more on this story including ALL of the dates
|Datarock Hop on Kaiser Chiefs Express|
With their matching red tracksuits and vintage Porsche wraparound sunglasses, Datarock are as visually arousing as they are sonically booty shaking, but there is more going than meets the eye (or the bum). - Check out Datarock on tour with the Kaiser Chiefs
Juan announce the formation of the new group on Tuesday. He writes: Rehearsals have been underway and the band is now ready to play shows throughout the US and abroad. "John and I have been searching a long time for the right ingredient to this band. Being a three-piece band, the guitar player was critical. To cut the field even more, you had to be able to sing really well too.
Over the course of the last six months we auditioned quite a few guitar players. While doing that, I developed a very short list of exceptional professional musicians that I believed held truly unique and special talents. Among others on that list was Carlos Cavazo. I contacted him and we hit if off right away, we then played together for the first time and presto! The band was indeed complete. I know band chemistry and I know when something is special, this is special; an absolute musical paradigm shift! We're looking forward to bringing the music to the people." - Juan Croucier
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