|I Am Ozzy Coming This Fall|
Antonia Hodgson, publisher of the commercial division at Little, Brown, said the book was "fantastic, very much in the tone of his voice, very funny and a very full story."
The cover shoot for the book is being held Wednesday (17th June). Hodgson said the publisher was in discussions over a US edition.
|Hole Lotta Courtney Love Again|
Riddled with issues, the album has been in the works since Love left rehab in 2005 but still has yet to see the light of day. Even a January 1 release date wasn't honoured this year.
However, as Love related to NME recently, after going through an endless stream of problems, she has resolved to forego the solo endeavour and release the album under her previous band's moniker, citing its drastic change in direction as the reason to do so.- more on this story
|Dead Weather Set Album Release and Tour Plans|
Horehound, the debut collaboration between Jack White (White Stripes), Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs) and Dean Fertita, was recorded in just three weeks in White's own Nashville studio.
Also produced by White, the band's menacing debut will hit stores on July 14th via his Third Man Records imprint.- tour dates
|Rodrigo y Gabriela Returns with New Album And Tour|
11:11 was recorded in Ixtapa, Mexico and produced by Rodrigo y Gabriela, with John Leckie co-producing two of the tracks. The album was mixed in Wales and London by Colin Richardson, best known for his work with Slipknot and Trivium.
Comprising 11 new original compositions, 11:11 is the band's personal "Gracias" to 11 musicians, both past and present, who have inspired them along the way. Alex Skolnick of metal gods Testament guests on the album, as do widely respected acoustic veterans Strunz & Farah.- more on this story
|Nike Denies Van Halen Theft|
"Based on the information provided to us, we have not infringed on any rights held by Mr. Van Halen," Nike said in a statement that was released to Footwear News. "Nike's Dunk shoe design is not substantially similar to any of the Van Halen designs, and Nike has not referenced the 'Van Halen' name or image as part of any marketing campaign or promotional material associated with the shoe."
Van Halen's company, ELVH Inc., filed a cause of action for copyright infringement Friday in Los Angeles Federal District Court against Beaverton, Oregon-based Nike.- more on this story
|Dillinger Party Plans|
Let guitarist Ben Weinman announce the name of the band's own structure: "We are proud to announce the official creative umbrella for all things Dillinger Escape Plan: Party Smasher inc.
"After over a decade of touring and making music we have realized that there is the right way of doing things, the wrong way of doing things, and then the Dillinger way of doing things. Party Smasher inc. will represent our collected efforts on all things Dillinger related."-
|David Cook Extends Tour Plans|
Touring in support of his platinum selling, self-titled debut album (19 Recordings / RCA Records), Cook has been criss-crossing the country since February 2009.
Collectively the songs from David Cook have sold over 2 million tracks and ringtones combined.
|Uncle Kracker Sets New Release|
"Happy Hour" is being preceded by the first single, "Smile." The track lands at Hot AC radio outlets nationwide tomorrow, June 16th, while a companion music video is currently in pre-production, with plans to shoot in the Motor City later this month.
Produced by multiple Grammy Award-winner Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock, Green Day, Paramore), "HAPPY HOUR" sees Uncle Kracker continuing to craft his idiosyncratic blend of country-flavored pop and rock 'n' roll.
|Blink-182 To Debut New Song- Iron Maiden Hit- Susperia Singer Returns Following Heart Attack- Weird Al Slams The Doors on Craigslist- LCDevo and more|
Blink-182 To Unveil 'Up All Night' On Tour. Having abandoned the idea of completing a full new album as "too ambitious" before its upcoming tour, blink-182 will instead have one new song ready before it hits the road on July 23 in Las Vegas.more
Iron Maiden's award winning new film, Flight 666, has landed in the #1 position on Music Video charts in the US and Canada. more
Could there be a live DVD/album on its way from Def Leppard? Joe Elliott appeared to let the cat out of the bag whilst headlining the main stage at Download on Sunday, saying that everyone was being filmed for a future release and "to sing loudly and in tune" prior to the Leps' song Two Steps Behind. more
Athera, vocalist with Norwegian thrashers Susperia is set to return to the stage at the Steinkjer Festival in Norway on Friday 26 June 2009. The singer, who earlier this year suffered a heart attack which resulted in major open heart surgery, has made a rapid recovery and doctors have now given him the go ahead to make his comeback.
Last week, we informed you how former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic was running for office. However, it would appear as if his political career has already come to an abrupt end. "Let parties nominate their own candidates. My protest is over. I've officially withdrawn from the Wahkiakum County clerk race. The worst thing you can call me is a crusader. I'm not a crusader, I'm just trying to make a point. And I think I made it crystal clear: It's wrong for me to drag a private association unwittingly onto the public ballot."more
Devo have recruited LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy to collaborate on their new album. "[Devo co-founder] Gerald [Casale] had said we were searching for people like James [Murphy] to work with, which somehow turned into him helming the entire album," Devo mastermind Mark Mothersbaugh told the LA Times read on
Imogen Heap will now be releasing her new solo album Ellipse on August 25th 2009 through RCA Records.
A desire "to do something that would be different and give fans the chance to shape the shows" is behind the special shows Steely Dan is doing as part of its just-started Rent Party '09 U.S. tour.more
Rock scribe Michael Fortes is launching "Parlour to Parlour," a new weekly multimedia feature on indie bands on Popdose starting on July 7. Michael has written up an introduction for the series so you can get a feel for what is come. Check it out here
Chris Brown's lawyer has asked the California Supreme Court to delay a key hearing in the singer's assault case.more
MSTRKRFT are set to kick off a tour of North America on June 25 in Cleveland, OH.more
Brazilian metallers Scelerata have been chosen by former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno to be his backing band on his upcoming tour of Brazil. more
Mariah Carey will release her 12th studio album, "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," August 25 on Island Def Jam, the singer announced Tuesday.more
The Dead Weather -- Jack White's side-project with Alison Mosshart of The Kills -- will make their US television debut this week. The band, which also features Dean Fertita of Queens Of The Stone Age and Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs, are set to perform their new single, 'Treat Me Like Your Mother' on 'The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien' this Thursday (June 18). more
Annotations Of An Autopsy has made fill-in bass player Sean Hynes a permanent member of their groupmore
Strike Anywhere has officially finished recording their Bridge Nine Records debut full-length, "Iron Front." Produced by Brian McTernan, the album is the follow up to "Dead FM" and is slated to hit streets everywhere on October 6th.more
You're not a real somebody until "Weird Al" Yankovic parodies you. And if that's indeed the case, then The Doors are definitely somebodies - the musical satarist apes Jim Morrison and uses a melange of Doors-inspired melodies in his latest track Craigslist.more
The Nigel Dupree Band, featuring Jesse James Dupree of Jackyl's son, is releasing limited edition versions of their new CD 'Attraction' with alternate artwork.details
Alain Clark has a song out for this Father's Day. The song, "Father and Friend" is a duet between Alain and his dad, Dane Clark (a famous Dutch singer in his own right). Father and Friend is available through Warner Music UK but you can check it out here
Loney Dear have announced the dates of an extensive North American tour this autumn.more- more News Quicks
|Singled Out: Dredg|
This song came from a score we did for the independent film "Waterborne". We liked the piano line over the very droney guitar pattern and new we had to use this piece somehow.
Once we decided to make it a rock song the verses came quickly. But it wasn't until Gavin wrote the chorus melody that we new it was a strong track.I love the departure of the middle part... lyrically very interesting and unique. We wanted to expand the song a bit and kind of go off on a tangent.
Some of the vocals in the outro were done in a tunnel up at Marin Headlands above the Golden Gate Bridge. Gavin sat in the middle of this large tunnel while Matt (producer) and I kept hikers and tourists from coming in. Turned out great. The song has a lot to offer... Atmospheric yet hooky and powerful. Hope you like it
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album- right here!
|Wait there is more!|