AC/DC Retiring?, GNR Preview, Zeppelin Singer Rumor, Macca's Head Missing, Britney Gets Off, Green Day Update Fans, ZZ Black Keys and more
The title track from Guns N' Roses' new album, "Chinese Democracy," will be available to download by U.S. radio outlets at 5 a.m. ET tomorrow morning (Oct. 22). more A 55-second audio sample of the song is streaming here
A waxwork version of Sir Paul McCartney's head has been left on a train--and now $4,000 is being offered for its safe return. The owner of the head, Joby Carter, left it on a London-to-Reading train last Thursday (October 16), reports BBC News. more
Good news for California criminals. If you get convicted of a crime you can now claim discrimination! Jurors in the Britney Spears trial remained deadlocked 10-2 on whether she was guilty of driving without a valid California license Tuesday. A mistrial was declared, prosecutors said they wouldn't pursue the matter further more. Hum, what's so hard? A child could figure this case out. She was driving + She didn't have a license = Guilty! Guess they really were a jury of her peers.
Green Day has released another video of the band recording their new album in the studio with producer Butch Vig. The clip shows bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool working on new material. Watch that here
The All-American Rejects have just completed their video for the first single, "Gives You Hell," from their forthcoming album, When The World Come Down. The Marc Webb (AFI, Weezer, My Chemical Romance) directed video was shot in Los Angeles and features an "embarrassing underwear shot" of the band and an "evil Tyson neighbor." Check out the behind-the-scenes of the video here .
Kerrang! Radio keeps the hilarity going with this gem: "Reports that Jack White was being lined up as the new Led Zeppelin frontman have been rubbished today....There were rumors doing the rounds the White Stripes frontman had been approached to tour with Jimmy Page & John Paul Jones." Had we heard this rumors we would have seen them as rubbish on their face. But hey! It's a fun headline. Besides we'd like to see Jack Black front the band.
The Black Keys will head to Los Angeles this weekend for songwriting sessions with ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons and producer Rick Rubin, in the hopes of creating material for the latter group's upcoming, Rubin-produced album.more
Cheap Trick have posted a video promo for their forthcoming four-disc (DVD + 3 CD) package, BUDOKAN!: 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, that brings the sight and sound together for the first time. The set will arrive in stores November 11th. Watch it here. For those with a vinyl fetish: Separately on October 28th, a new 12-inch vinyl LP of the Live at Budokan original 10-song album will be issued on 180 gram audiophile pressing.
The official video for Eagles of Death Metal's "Wannabe in LA" is live today on the MySpace music homepage. Their PR folks advise us that the video paints a perfect picture of the So Cal-locale, palm trees, sun, fun, and of course buns. Check it out here
Lauren Harris, daughter of Iron Maiden founder Steve Harris, has announced her first Calm Before The Storm headline tour dates. more
Got Tix? Maybe not! Thousands of people have been warned they may not receive concert tickets from a website that has been shut down by the Metropolitan Police. The site - Paperticket.co.uk - sold tickets for gigs ranging from Barry Manilow to the The Killers. more
Mindless Self Indulgence will team up with Bring Me The Horizon, Black Tide and In Case Of Fire to tour the United Kingdom for a tour sponsored by a lame over priced energy drink. Dates are here
Zune continues its focus on discovery of new artists. Music fans can download the "CMJ 2008 Collection" to hear music from this year's bands or the "CMJ Rewind" for a taste of past CMJ artists, as well as subscribe to custom Channels programmed by CMJ and KEXP to get new music automatically pushed to their collection each week. go here
East Coast Punk luminaries The Bouncing Souls will celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2009 by releasing a new song on the first of every month for the entire year. - more
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