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Full Report for 11/16/2009


Singer Fires Gun At Concert
The world just keeps getting crazier and crazier. While we have always had to worry about concert goers with weapons, now it turns out that we need to be afraid of the actual performers too (rappers aside).

AP reports: Guatemalan police say they have arrested a singer who fired a gun at a concert after he was told to get off the stage before playing. No one was hurt.

Police spokesman Sergio Garcia says Diego Lopez of the band Santa Cecilia fired eight shots in the air and at the stage Saturday night at a concert in the city of Quetzaltenango. - read the full AP report here

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Bulletboy Arrested- Nickelback Post New Vid- Pearl Jam TV- Def Leppard Orchestra- Springsteen's Spinal Tap Moment- Oasis Sans Noel Carry On- Rush Sitcom and more
According to the Pasco Sheriff's Office BulletBoys vocalist Marq Torien was arrested for 'non support of child or spouse' after the band's November 13th show at New Port Richey, Florida. The band has been toruing in support of their latest CD '10c Billionaire'. more

Nickelback have premiered a new video for the track "Never Gonna Be Alone" on their YouTube channel. The clip went up on Friday and you can check it out here
Our video premiere for "Never Gonna Be Alone" is live now on Youtube.

Pearl Jam's appearance on Austin City Limits will air on Saturday, November 21st. Local stations and broadcast schedule can be found here

On December 1st, Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell will make a guest appearance with The Section Quartet at the Largo/Coronet Theatre , 366 N La Cienaga Blvd, Los Angeles. The Section Quartet specializes in turning popular rock songs into classical quartet pieces. They are especially known for creating all-string version albums of songs originally recorded by Radiohead, Incubus, Nine Inch Nails, and Tool.

Bruce Springsteen bellowed "Hello, Ohio!" to his fans at the Palace of Auburn Hills. That's in Michigan. The 60-year-old rock legend referred to the neighboring state several times Friday night until E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt whispered in his ear. more

Former Oasis guitarist and vocalist Liam Gallagher says that he and the other members of the band -- aside from his brother Noel -- are writing songs and will perform as a new group. more

For the fourth year in a row, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson participated in The Kidney Foundation Of Canada's A Brush Of Hope project. His painting sold today for $2,150 US on eBay.ca. more
In other Alex Lifeson news, Jam! reports that the Rush Guitarist will take part in a new sitcom called "The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour" which features Trailer Park Boys alumni. more

Chevelle put the following call out to fans: Submit your best video of Chevelle live in concert to the band's YouTube Group! The best videos that are uploaded will be edited together into a short film that will be featured on YouTube and on Chevelle's website more

Animal Collective have unveiled a new music video for Merriweather Post Pavillion's opener, "In the Flowers." Directed by Abby Portner, sister of Animal Collective's Dave "Avey Tare" Portner, you can check it out here

Breaking Benjamin will be playing at The Midland in Kansas City on December 11th with Papa Roach, Sick Puppies and Adelita's Way. more

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is confirmed to perform at the NFL Tailgate Game in Miami, Florida on December 6th before the Dolphins play against the New England Patriots. more

Muse are extremely pleased to announce two UK stadium shows for September 2010. Saturday 4th September 2010 Manchester Lancashire County Cricket Ground and Saturday 11th September 2010 London Wembley Stadium more

The Offspring have posted behind the scenes footage from the "Stuff Is Messed Up" video shoot. Check it out here

"Due to visa problems, Benediction will not be in South America this December. Dates will be rescheduled. Please note that the band will definitely still be playing there but just need to sort the red tape bollocks out first. ---- happens, don't worry about it"

Rock fan Les Scadding - rolling in it after a £45 million lottery win - has celebrated his birthday by meeting Motorhead legend Lemmy. more

2010 will mark another milestone for German metal act Scorpions. During the band's Two Year World Tour, they will play the whole world including the biggest indoor halls and arenas. more

Smoking Popes have announced a new rarities compilation to be released next year. The record is titled It's Been a Long Day and is due out February 16, 2010. more

Gallows has issued the following announcement: "We're sorry to announce that we have had to cancel our remaining dates on the AFI tour due to illness." more

Metal pioneers Slade have announced the tracklisting for their two-CD retrospective album documenting their BBC recordings. 'Live At The BBC 1969-1972' features a collection of hits the band recorded for the BBC, as well as a live show from London's Paris Theatre recorded on August 17, 1972. More details at NME

Wednesday 13 is heading Down Under in the new year for a tour. more

Classic Rock reports that HIM are to release their new album in February. It's titled Screamworks: Love In Theory & Practice. Not much more info was given but they do have a tracklisting here -

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Joe Perry Discusses The State of Aerosmith
(antiMusic) The Aerosmith drama continues and Steven Tyler's future in the band continues to be in question. Fans were hopeful that Tyler's surprise appearance one stage with Joe Perry last week, where Steven told the audience he wasn't leaving Aerosmith, meant that relations within the band were on the mend but Perry tells a radio show a different tale of the reunion.

Gazer of WZMR 104.9 The Edge in Albany spoke with Perry in an interview that aired Sunday, where Perry discussed the circumstance of the onstage jam, and the future of the band. Perry told Gazer that Tyler "came down to my show in New York. I think he walked into the club right at the encore because he really didn't know which songs we had played up til them. But we had 'Walk this Way' left and I thought I would give the fans a treat and have him come sit in with my band." That's the part of the story most fans have heard about but Perry goes on to tell Gazer that "He came in, he sang and he left. I looked around afterwards, because we played one more song, and I went back looking for him and he was gone. They say he just walked off the stage and left."

Perry said that Tyler, who is currently under different management than the rest of the band, wants to take two years off from the band. (Remember it was basically a two camp management rift that split the Beatles apart.) He once again discussed bringing in a new singer. "I have a bunch of favorite singers, but I certainly haven't pictured them on stage with Aerosmith yet." So for now it is still a wait and see game to figure out the future of the famed Boston rock band.

While the interview isn't up on the The Edge's website at press time, here is a link to - Gazer's blog page in case he adds it.

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Slayer Postpone Tour
It is with immense disappointment that Slayer must postpone its UK and European tour that had been set to kick off on November 18 in the UK, and take the band on 19 dates through Europe, ending on December 17 in Germany. The tour will be rescheduled to kick off on March 7 in Manchester, England (complete itinerary is below).

Vocalist/bassist Tom Araya has been under the care of a specialist for a back injury, and while he has already made substantial improvement, he is continuing on with doctor-prescribed treatment.

"Right now," said Slayer's manager, Rick Sales, "our main concern must be the full and permanent recovery of Tom, so we have decided to clear the calendar and give him the extra time he needs to concentrate solely on good health." - more on this story

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Dimebag Tribute Tour
(BK&BK) A number of Finnish metal musicians will take part in the sixth annual Dimebag Beyond Forever Tour, which will kick off in early December.

The seven-date tour will honor the legendary Pantera/Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was shot and killed on stage on December 8th, 2004.

All the musicians perform for free and all the money raised from the concerts will be donated to the Victim Support Finland who offer practical advice and support to victims of crime. - Lineup and dates

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Deftones Announce Chi Cheng Benefit Auction
On November 17th, Deftones with the assistance of CharityBuzz.com will commence a three week online auction to raise money for their brother, Chi Cheng. With the event only a few days away, the response has been overwhelming and Chino, as well as Deftones, would like to send their thanks to all involved:

Wow, first let me start off saying how amazed I am at the generosity of all the friends and artists who have come forward for this auction. We, Deftones are so very grateful to all for your donations and time you've put into making this a success. I myself had no idea it would be this big. Just goes to show how many good friends and good will Chi has made over the last 20 years, just being the good dude he is.

If you were lucky enough to befriend Chi over the last couple decades you would know that there is not a more kind, or more giving person. It's so great to see it all coming back around for him. - more on this story

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Monsters of Rock Founder Loses Cancer Battle
(Rock Radio) Promoter Maurice Jones, who brought Monsters of Rock and Donington into the rock world, has died of cancer aged 64.

Jones began his career managing Slade (when they were called the N Betweens) from a phone box in Wolverhampton before joining the Astra Agency aged 19.

He booked acts from Yes to Led Zep and continued management with bands including Argent, then formed his own company, Midlands Concert Promotions, in 1997. - more on this story

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Pantera Vs NSync- Megadeth Lose Guitarist- Manson Does Manson- Boyband Torture- P.Diddy and J.Lo Arrested- KISS Retiring and more top stories from Jan - March 2000
As we come closer to the year 2010, we're going to be taking a quick look back at some of the biggest stories of the past decade. We kick off today with Jan - March of 2000. We'll start with the second most read story in antiMusic history from March of 2000: Pantera fans are in an all out war against 'NSYNC. No, they are not bashing young teenage girls upside their heads. What they are doing is mobilizing to position Pantera ahead of 'NSYNC where it counts the most, in album sales. more

It was inevitable, Marilyn Manson is doing a cover of his name sake Charles Manson. Marilyn recorded an acoustic version of "Sick City", a song written by the Murder Cult leader. more

Megadeth has bid farewell to their guitarist Marty Friedman midway through their current tour. Megadeth quickly got a press release stating that Marty left the band "to pursue other musical interests." There has been no word yet directly from the guitarist for his reasons for leaving the band. more

There was a new form of torture just discovered by authorities at the University of Toronto. Campus police are blasting Backstreet Boys and Wayne Newton songs in hopes of drawing out protesting students who are engaged in a "sit-in". more

Fans of the Deftones, the wait is almost over. Their new album, "White Pony" will be in stores on June 20th with a couple of extra surprises. Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan makes a special appearance on the two of the album tracks. B-Real from Cypress Hill will also appear as a guest star more

Sean "Puffy" Combs and his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez were arrested on Dec 27th after allegedly leaving a night club where three people were shot. According to reports Puff Daddy had some type of verbal altercation with some other club goers when one of his entourage Shyne (real name Jamal Barrow) pulled out a gun and started shooting. more

Third Eye Blind is the latest band to join the growing list of acts that have undergone a lineup change this month. If you cruise over to Third Eye Blinds web site you will notice that Kevin Cadogan is nowhere to be found. To add insult to injury apparently the band not only fired the poor guy but they pulled the old Quiet Riot trick of leaving the newly axed member stranded on the road. more

Jay-Z appeared in the New York Criminal Court in Manhattan on February 22nd, and plead "not Guilty" to first and second degree assault charges. more

And we had this story about KISS's bogus fan money grab, a.k.a. "farewell tour" The Bat Lizard, Star Child, Space Ace and Cat Man are hanging up their platform boots and taking off the makeup, putting an end to almost 30 years of Kisstory. more

AC/DC are riding high with the successful release of their latest album, "Stiff Upper Lip." They snagged the number one spot on Billboard's rock chart and were #7 in overall sales in the United States last week. more

C.C. Deville has once more passed through the revolving door that is Poison. It didn't take long for C.C. DeVille to come to his senses and reconcile with his band mates. He confirmed he had returned during a interview last Saturday on WDHA Radio in New Jersey. more

Anthrax have signed on Dave Sabo of Skid Row fame to handle guitar duties on their current tour starting on Feb 7th in Vancouver until the conclusion of the tour on Feb 12th. In related news, Paul Crook who has been playing guitar on the tour is leaving to join ex-Skid Row vocalist Sabastian Bach on the road starting on Feb 5th. more

Pearl Jam returns! After a long wait fans will get new music and a tour from the grunge vets starting this Spring. A new album called "Binaural" will hit the stores on May 23rd. more

And again, some things never change: Britney Spears was accused by a reporter for the Birmingham News of Lip Syncing during a recent concert in Alabama. According to the reviewer, who watched the show from the front row, Britney used far too many pre-recorded vocals during her set. The reporter said Britney's performance was "like a badly dubbed movie or a cheapo cartoon." more

We'll be back tomorrow with a look at the biggest stories from April thru June of 2000 as our end of the decade countdown continues. -

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Benji Madden's Taintstick Releases Monkey Video
Taintstick, featuring radio host Jason Ellis and Good Charlotte's Benji Madden, have released their video for the track "Monkeys Of War" online at www.myspace.com/metal.

The track is the latest single from Taintstick's debut album,""6lbs of Sound", which debuted at #120 on the Billboard Top 200.

Quite possibly the best thing to hit rock n' roll since the Beatles, Taintstick is a once-in-a-generation explosion of heavy metal ecstasy. The band arouses the once-proud demons of rock and roll from their long and shameful slumber with their debut album. Fronted by none other than pro skateboarder/MMA fighter Jason Ellis, alongside drummer/studio mastermind Shoebox, Cowf**ker on guitar, and Good Charlotte's Benji Madden handling the bass, Taintstick are a powerful musical wrecking crew.
- MonkeySpace

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Haste The Day, All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada, & Story Of The Year For Napalm & Noise Tour
Haste The Day is hitting the road with the Napalm & Noise Tour beginning next Thursday, Nov. 20th in Illinois (dates/markets below) with All That Remains, The Devil Wars Prada and Story of the Year.

The road has become a second home for Haste the Day as last October they were direct support for Norma Jean's tour followed by being a part of the sold out Saints & Sinners tour (Hollywood Undead, Senses Fail, Haste the Day, Brokencyde). The band also went international this year headlining in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Columbia, and Panama. Haste the Day also headlined the domestic Scream the Prayer tour this year. In December, the band will go abroad once again to Germany for the Christmas Rock Night festival.

After the Napalm & Noise Tour, the band will enter the studio to being recording their fifth studio project on Solid State Records in January 2010. The new album will release in the summer of next year. - more on this story

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As I Lay Dying In The Studio
As I Lay Dying is currently holed up with Adam D. and Daniel Castleman at Lambesis Studios in San Diego, CA. They're hard at work recording and writing their follow up to 2007's An Ocean Between Us. The band will be recording and writing throughout the rest of 2009 and vocalist Tim Lambesis has issued the following update via the band's myspace page:

"We've released little bits of information here or there in previous news posts and blogs, but there are still questions coming in concerning what we've been up to. Below is an unquestionably obvious outline concerning our future plans… 1) We started working on new album. 2) We started recording the new album a few weeks ago with Adam D & Daniel Castleman at the reigns (and JMR for a couple weeks). 3) There are only drums for 8 songs tracked so far. One of them we're undecided about, but maybe it'll feel different when the vocals are done. Either way, we need write more than 8 songs (since they aren't as long as the 8 songs on Master of Puppets). Therefore we're working on writing MORE new songs as soon as we finish recording what's been started. 4) The only break in working on the new album will be our short trip to Mexico and Sri Lanka to play two of the best shows of our career. 5) All of us can't stress enough how grateful we are to be writing music that we love while still receiving a paycheck. This can only be credited to OUR LOYAL FANS! Sometimes bands need to rush out a crappy record so they can start touring again to pay their bills.

"In our case, we plan to make a record worth listening to (hopefully), and start touring again when we're done. Thanks for your patience and understanding. We care and we're working. In fact, I haven't had a full nights rest since March when the coolest kid ever made me a DAD!" - more on this story

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