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DMX Assaults Cop- McTallica- No Doubt Tour- Winehouse Husband Out of Jail- New Wilco in June- Taj Mahal of Fame- Hair Metal Fest- No Rush To Record and more


02/26/2009
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(antiMusic) Jailed rapper DMX now is facing additional charges after he allegedly threw a tray of food at a Maricopa County detention officer. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was booked on aggravated assault charges Wednesday, according to County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. more

According to a posting on Metallica's official web site, the band will perform at Fairyhouse Racecourse in Dublin, Ireland on August 1. more

Twang for Tweens star Taylor Swift claimed a 10th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the U.S. pop album chart on Wednesday, while the soundtrack to the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire" rocketed up the rankings.more

No Doubt announced a 45-city summer tour, which begins May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., and runs through August 1 in Irvine, Calif.more

Amy Winehouse's husband Blake Fielder-Civil is now a free man after being released from prison Wednesday morning (February 25). more

In a statement in their fan newsletter, Wilco said they are "making major progress on the upcoming soon-to-be-titled LP. They've been hunkered down in the loft with Jim Scott and are just about ready to start mixing. We've got it on the calendar for release in June." In the meantime they have a busy live schedule more on that

Taj Mahal, the blues legend whose vibrant, worldly music encompassed African-rooted sounds of all kinds, will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Mahal, whose real name is Henry St. Clair Fredericks, has been selected along with New Orleans soul singer Irma Thomas, Chicago bluesman Son Seals and ragtime guitar player Rev. Gary Davis to join the Blues Hall in Memphis, Tenn.more

Twisted Sister, Ratt and Extreme will headline the M3 Rock Festival, an East Coast '80s- and '90s-focused rock and heavy metal music event set to take place Saturday, May 30 at Columbia, Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilion. more

Lamb Of God's new album, "Wrath", is on track to move between 50,000 and 55,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land in the Top 10 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. more

Original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler and his band Adler's Appetite have been confirmed for this year's South Texas Rock Fest, set to take place May 22-24, 2009 in downtown San Antonio, Texas at Hemisfair Park. more

Evans Blue are back to work at The Pocket Studios this week, recording their third album with producer Trevor Kustiak. The self-titled album marks the debut of new frontman Dan Chandler, who was selected after an intensive six-month nationwide search. more

the bird and the bee will be performing on The Ellen Degeneres Show today (2/26). The band's current tour will conclude with an East Coast run that culminates March 7 in a performance at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall in New York as part of the WFUV Live at Zankel series.

EMI Music Group, with subsidiary Capitol Records, has joined in the lawsuit against Internet music search engine SeeqPod, joining Warner Music Group which originally took action last January.more

Within Temptation singer Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt are expecting their second child this summer. more

Shockwaves NME Awards were named the most pointless in a sea of pointless "awards" shows that are becoming more like organizations masturbating their own egos than awarding anything to do with actual art. Congrats!

The reunited Cold (Scooter Ward on vocals, Jeremy Marshall on bass, Terry Balsamo on guitar and Sam McCandless on drums ) are eager to hit the road in anticipation of their long-awaited new studio album, tentatively due in the fall on Sonic Star Records. The tour will kick off on March 17 in Atlanta, Georgia. more

Rush have denied the rumors that their next studio album will be another concept album along the lines of their classic "2112." Bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee says: "We haven't even discussed our next work yet. Right now we're all taking a well-needed break. We're pooped and we're not spring chickens anymore, so we do need that break."

Telegraph have announced a March 13th reunion show featuring the final lineup of the band. That includes Jeff Sanguis, Mark Penxa, John Reynolds, Matt Van (Uncle Kracker, Parka Kings), Chris Brock, Steve K, and Derek Grant (Suicide Machines, Alkaline Trio)more

Architect has announced the addition of Montreal, Canada's Mark McGee to their line-up on drums.more

The first annual Arizona Metalfest will take place on March 27th at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ. band info

Emmure has been writing material for a new album as of late and expects to enter the studio in June to record the effort.more

Poison vocalist Bret Michaels has announced several solo tour dates. Bret states, "Hey everyone! The dates have been coming in so fast, just wanted to take a minute & give you a quick update incase you may have missed one near you!". - more



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