To End the Year we are looking back at some of the top stories of 2008 - The regular Day in Rock will return on Monday
|. 2008 News Rewind: July|
|Pete Wentz Had A Gay Old Time - 08 Rewind|
Whenever that's said, you know if would be amusing for someone to stand up and say something - be it someone screaming: "I'm pregnant with his child!" or: "he's a wife beater!" or even the ever-popular: "he gave me some kind of incurable VD on his stag night, and he's quite possibly a vampire!"
Top pop mimer Ashlee Simpson must have been wondering where those people were at her recent wedding, though she probably didn't expect the holding-of-the-peace to be broken by her new husband. Hubby Pete Wentz has only gone and said that he used to indulge in a bit of man love, or holding-of-the-piece, as it were.- more on this story
|Miley Cyrus Wet T Shirt Photos Surface Online - 08 Rewind|
Tish tosh, people, nothing of the sort. In fact, not even Miley Cyrus' constant media saturation is enough for her - which is why she appears to be chronicling her entire life with photographs in an incredibly regimented way. Even the part of her life that involves posing in the shower in just a wet white T-shirt.
That's right - photos of 15-year-old Miley Cyrus standing under a shower in just a wet T-shirt have been doing the internet rounds. It's about the 15th set of embarrassingly provocative photos that Miley Cyrus has had to deal with, but it's by no means the worst - rumour has it there's a candid snap somewhere of Miley enjoying and dancing to her father's song Achy Breaky Heart. That'd just finish her career instantly. -- more on this story
|Motley Not Really Live? - 08 Rewind|
When the band performed Sunday night at Nissan Pavilion, it was almost more machine than man -- the Sunset Strip's answer to Darth Vader. ... Frontman Vince Neil didn't even bother to sing the chorus to show-closing 1989 hit "Dr. Feelgood." Instead, the fist-pumping chant was piped in from some offstage source.
Only the frail and ghostly specter of guitarist Mick Mars -- who has long suffered from chronic degenerative arthritis -- seemed to be operating without the benefit of performance-enhancing doodads, as he played and soloed . . . you know . . . with his hands.- more on this story
|Eminem Accused Of Strip Club Assault - 08 Rewind|
The Detroit News reports Miad Jarbou of Royal Oak filed the lawsuit Thursday in Oakland County Circuit Court seeking more than $25,000 in damages.
The suit claims Eminem punched him July 13, 2006, at Cheetah's On the Strip Gentlemen's Club.- more on this story
|Barenaked Coke Bust - 08 Rewind|
Cops in Manlius, NY say early last Friday morning officers saw a suspicious car with its doors open sitting outside an apartment building. While checking out the car, they observed a man and a woman sitting at a table with an "unknown white capsule" with a powdery substance in front of them. After a field test, the cops say the substance tested positive for cocaine.
The 38-year-old Page and a woman, 25-year-old Stephanie Ford, have both been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.- more on this story
|Rolling Stones Vs Lil Wayne - 08 Rewind|
Abkco Music Inc accused Lil Wayne, his artistic collaborators and his record company, a unit of Universal Music Group, of copyright infringement and unfair competition.
Lil Wayne's "Playing with Fire" is a clear derivative of the Rolling Stones song with the original lyrics and music altered in a recognizable way, Abkco said in its lawsuit.
|Buckcherry Leak Their Own Song? - 08 Rewind|
It's come to our attention that one of the tracks off our new album has leaked out on the net. Honestly, we hate it when this ---- happens, because we want our FANS to have any new songs first.
Here is the link to officially find the song 'Too Drunk...'. We're gonna go try and find time over the next few days to make a down and dirty video for it. Enjoy the new song and we're looking forward to putting out the new album in a couple of months!- more on this story
|Lost Hendrix Album - 08 Rewind|
Stills recently found the recording among a stack of material he taped during the 1970s, and his Crosby, Stills And Nash bandmate Graham Nash is helping him prepare it for release.
Nash tells the Las Vegas Sun, "He has an enormous history of recording. In the '70s, he was a recording fool. He just found a bloody album he made with (Jimi) Hendrix.- more on this story
|Old Lady Porn From B-52s Singer? - 08 Rewind|
A woman strongly resembling the 60-year-old singer is shown smiling as she poses fully naked on a bed in the image, which has appeared on a number of websites.
According to PerezHilton.com, the Love Shack singer's photo was snapped by a former lover who fell out with the star- more on this story
|$1500 For Free Bon Jovi Tix - 08 Rewind|
New York City has distributed 60,000 tickets, with each person limited to two freebies. The performance is billed as a prelude to the July 15th All-Star baseball game, which will highlight the final season at Yankee Stadium.
The New York Post reports that it found 267 listings for tickets on eBay Monday. Prices ranged from 99 cents to $1,500 a pair.
|Village People Singer Hospitalized - 08 Rewind|
Willis, the band's original policeman, had surgery at a San Diego, California, hospital on Monday to remove nodules from his vocal cords.
His spokeswoman said the 57-year-old would be postponing his tour, but was expected to reschedule the dates.- more on this story
|Rocker Bangs Head Too Hard, Goes Blind - 08 Rewind|
Richard Allan, 21, felt his eyesight go blurry after his show on Friday night and assumed he had been dazzled by stage lights.
But the bass player had actually torn his retina as he jumped around the stage to his band's tunes. Now Allan faces emergency surgery and the possibility of wearing an eye patch.- more on this story
|Zeppelin To Make 100 Fans Very Happy - 08 Rewind|
The only way that you could stand a chance of getting hold of this rare version is to pre-order the 'The Song Remains The Same' Vinyl direct from LedZeppelin.com (see link below). The White Vinyl versions will be sent to customers who are picked at random.
In related news, "The Song Remains The Same" soundtrack will be expanded and remastered with six additional historic song performances on a deluxe 4-LP reissue featuring Liner Notes by Cameron Crowe.. 4LP-180 Gram Vinyl Box is set for release July 22nd.- more on this story
|Kid Rock Accused of Fan Assault - 08 Rewind|
The trio of autograph seekers who first filed a $15 million suit against the Detroit rap-rocker in March over a 2006 skirmish at Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel have amended their complaint, adding additional claims of assault and battery and clarifying allegations of negligence against Rock and his cohorts.
In the new version of the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday, Michael Medlin, Carlos Bonilla and Jose Perez say they were punched and left licking their wounds in front of the hotel-based Teddy's nightclub following a run-in with Rock, his entourage and members of the Boo-Yaa Tribe.- more on this story
|Miley Cyrus Condoms? - 08 Rewind|
OK, maybe 'offered' is a strong word. Chances are that it actually just stuck a pin in the internet, found the least appropriate possible candidate for a condom spokeswoman and bashed out a quick press release that mentioned Miley Cyrus a lot in the cynical hope that bored bloggers would pick up on it because it's a quiet news day.
Well, it worked. Congratulations LifeStyles Condoms, it worked. Just don't expect Miley Cyrus to be so quick to bite, partly because she's too busy apologising for things we don't understand, but mostly because you haven't actually asked her yet have you? Idiots.- more on this story
|Sober Realty Show Leads to GNR Drug Bust - 08 Rewind|
Sources close to the production say after a "confrontation" in the house, a member of the "Sober" staff called the cops, who came and popped Adler on an outstanding warrant.
His own peeps tell us the staff called the fuz because Adler was allegedly doing drugs in the house.- more on this story
|Madonna Sex Tape? - 08 Rewind|
However, very few of us have seen what Madonna is actually like during real sex - something few of us would wish to change. But now something has come along that threatens to shatter our cocoon of not knowing how Madonna has sex forever - a man is claiming he's in possession of a Madonna sex tape.
Wait, wait - don't freak out just yet. This alleged Madonna sex tape is supposedly between Madonna and Alex Rodriguez! There's not a sniff of Guy Ritchie anywhere! That means, at absolute worst, the Madonna sex tape will only be appalling enough to make your eyeballs burn up and pop. You won't actually die from watching it.- more on this story
|Sex Pistol Denies Racist Beating - 08 Rewind|
Okereke claimed he had been attacked by several men after approaching Lydon backstage at the Summercase festival. He said the 'unprovoked' attack left him with a split lip and bruises.
Okereke has described how he was set upon after asking Lydon if he had considered reforming his former band, Public Image Ltd. He said the punk singer became 'intimidating and aggressive', while someone in Lydon's group told him, "your problem is your black attitude". Okereke claims he was then attacked by three members of Lydon's crew who punched him in the face and head.- more on this story
|Dino From Fear Factory Assaulted By Snot Singer - 08 Rewind|
"Last night at The Metal Mayhem Festival, having a great time with awesome friends backstage. Out of no where comes a beer and fist straight to my face (so horrifying and painful). That somebody... (Tommy Vext). He has my husband by the hair (it all was so sudden) next thing you know the Live Nation guards pushed us all over, stopping everything and it took several guards to take Tommy down. They took him down and he hit his head on the ground cutting his head open, and even then he was still pulling my husband's hair and not letting go. I was struggling to get out of this mess of people. I don't really realize what's going on!
"Tommy Vext (new Snot singer, ex-Divine Heresy) tried attacking Dino for no reason. I was terrified. I feared for my life [from] this guy five times my size. He could of killed me, literally. I assure you [it was] absolutely unprovoked. Everybody knows Tommy has a history of being a loose cannon and ready to explode at any moment. This is the second time Tommy has assaulted Dino in recent month's, the first assault being in Poughkeepsie, New York.- more on this story
|Radiohead Still Breaking The Rules - 08 Rewind|
Instead, "House Of Cards", directed by James Frost of Zoo Films, was created utilizing two technologies: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne Lidar. The Geometric Informatics scanning system employs structured light to capture detailed 3D images at close proximity, and was used to render the performances of Radiohead's Thom Yorke, the female lead and several partygoers.
The Velodyne Lidar system uses multiple lasers to capture large environments in 3D, in this case 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute, capturing all of the exterior scenes and wide party shots.- more on this story