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Blur Reunion Gig- Kaiser Chiefs on Hold?- Fall Out Fiddy Bamboozled- Korn Bizkit Fest- Sex Pistol Buttering Up Consumers- Joe Perry Recovering from Surgery and more


02/05/2009
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(antiMusic) Blur will headline this year's T In The Park Festival, NME.COM can reveal. The reunited band will top the bill on the Saturday night (July 11). more

The California edition of the Bamboozle Festival, dubbed Bamboozle Left, will be headlined by the unlikely duo of Fall Out Boy and 50 Cent. Other artists performing at Bamboozle Left include The Used, The Get Up Kids, Thrice, Cobra Starship, Bloodhound Gang and more

It appears that Fred Durst might still have some fans left… in Germany: Korn, Killswitch Engage, Marilyn Manson, Dragonforce and Limp Bizkit are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals, set to take place June 5-7, 2009 in the German towns of Nürburgring and Nürnberg. more

The Sex Pistols' John Lydon has apparently helped to revive sales of the butter brand Country Life. The punk frontman has been appearing in TV commercials for its makers Dairy Crest, who have claimed that the brand's sales have risen by 83 percent, reports Reuters. more

Joe Perry's recovery at home from his recent emergency knee surgery is going very well; the Aerosmith guitarist is continuing to fight off the infection that had suddenly developed after he had an artificial knee installed around 10 months ago (as a result of a stage-fall 23 years ago in Dallas). Next, the Aerosmith guitarist will soon head into the studio with his band-mates to record a much-anticipated new album, for which there are already a "few cool new bits and pieces" in the works, says Joe. more

Bruce Springsteen ended Taylor Swift's eight-year reign on the U.S. pop chart on Wednesday, although his first-week sales were down sharply from those for his previous release.more

Kaiser Chiefs are reportedly to take a hiatus, while they rethink their next direction and to avoid being overexposed. An insider [ok, you can probably stop reading here] tol the Daily Star that the decision came due to the disappointing chart placement of last single 'Good Days Bad Days' (it failed to enter the Top 100), and as a result no more songs will be released from third album 'Off With Their Heads'. more from this "source" who could be the janitor at their record label for all we know. Yes, we included this story to make fun of reports based on unnamed "sources". Could the band be on hold? Sure but we're waiting to hear confirmation from Bigfoot.

Suicide Silence entered the studio with producer Machine (Lamb of God) this week to work on their next album, "No Time To Bleed." Which the band's PR says promises to make their debut offering seem like easy listening. The band is expected to debut some new material on the upcoming Carcass tour this March more

A Life Once Lost says: "We have been holed up in Freehold, NJ for the last two months starting to put together our next album. The vibe of this stuff is more of a throwback for us. We have come up with some seriously mind bending riffs and it feels really good so far. The recording is still a ways off as we are only a few tracks in, but expect nothing but a sick groove metal record."more

This year's Central Illinois Metalfest will take place on July 31st and August 1st at the Canopy Club in Urbana, Illinois. initial lineup

Ankla will be headlining the outdoor festival "Rock in Rio" in Puerto Rico Wednesday February 11, 2009. This is a free yearly event held at La Calle Universidad. Shouldn't it be called Rock in Puerto Rico? Maybe a Woodstock in Texas is next? more

Maroon's new album will hit the stores in Germany on April 17, 2009 and April 20, 2009 in the rest of Europe. The band will play an exclusive record release show in their hometown of Nordhausen on April 18 more

Brand New Sin is in the studio recording tracks for their 4th LP at Subcat Music Studio in Skaneateles, NY. more

Classic Rock Magazine is reporting that it's been announced that founding UFO bassist Pete Way will be taking time out from UFO while recovering from liver damage.more

Travis have announced a tour of North America, beginning April 4 in Vancouver, BC.more

Helix vocalist Brian Vollmer has Posted the following message in search of a bass player. "If anyone knows a bass player out there who would like to play for Helix, we're looking for a bass player with a good voice for our live show. Those with a criminal record or s***ty attiutde need not apply. Must have own transportation and be able to travel." Good thing he didn't exclude anyone with a bad attitude because the criminal record (and whatever an attiutde happens to be) will make the search difficult! - Are you crime and attiutde free and want the gig? Click here



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