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Former Beatles, Stones Manager Dies- Aerosmith Illness Mystery Solved- Metallica Tribute Michael Jackson- US In Flames- Tragedy for Hips and more


07/06/2009
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(antiMusic) Infamous record label owner Allen Klein, who played a key role in the demise of the Beatles and also nabbed control of some of the Rolling Stones' best-known songs, died in New York on Saturday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, a spokesman said. He was 77.more

Part of the mystery of the illness that caused Aerosmith to cancel a string of dates this week has been solved. We know who is sick. According to Reuters it is singer Steven Tyler who "has been hobbled by an unspecified injury" more

A brief fan filmed video can be viewed here of Metallica performing a tribute to Michael Jackson. The video was taken at the July 4th date of the Sonisphere Fesetival in Hockenheim, Germany. The clip shows Metallica playing a portion of the Michael Jackson song 'Beat It' and then moving into the track 'Stone Cold Crazy.'

MySpace is premiering the new video for the EELS' "In My Dreams," from the new HOMBRE LOBO album, which was performed on The Late Show with David Letterman June 17th. Watch it here

Prince will return to the Montreux stage, closing out the famed jazz festival on July 18, with high-priced tickets expected to be snapped up quickly, organizers said on Friday.more

In Flames have announced US headlining dates with openers Between The Buried And Me, 3 Inches Of Blood and The Faceless.more

The Tragically Hip, citing "a serious family medical issue," have pulled out of a headlining spot at the first Virgin Festival in Halifax on Saturday. more

Vanna singer Chris Preece is amicably leaving the band and will be replaced by Davey Muise (Seeker Destroyer).more

The Phil Lewis-fronted version of L.A. Guns has parted ways with bassist Scotty Griffin and has replaced him with Kenny Kweens (Beautiful Creatures).more

The original lineup of the Boston-based experimental hard rock band Milligram will reunite for a September 26, 2009 performance at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Amore

For those that missed the Quicks update on Friday, here it is again: According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Aerosmith has postponed its Sunday (July 5) show at Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia due to an unspecified "artist injury." The band, performing this summer with ZZ Top, also postponed last night's (July 1) concert in Cincinnati and tomorrow's gig at Hersheypark Stadium in Pennsylvania.more

Evergreen Terrace drummer Kyle Mims was injured in a bike accident on Wednesday and will consequently miss the group's upcoming tour. more

Stone Temple Pilots kicked off their U.S. tour at the Los Angeles' House of Blues during the inaugural St. Jude Rock'n'Roll Hope Show. Spin has a review of the show here

Down and Melvins have announced dates for their upcoming U.S. tour. Support will be provided by Weedeater, with Danava and Evil Army also appearing on select dates. dates

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, who made a guest appearance on Sepultura's 1998 album "Against", believes that it's not "proper" for the Brazilian metal band to carry on without either of the founding Cavalera brothers (Max and Igor; on guitar/vocals and drums, respectively).more

The Distraction has released the first of their ongoing summer FREE EP series; Sprockets, Gears, and Two Way Mirrors. They will be releasing EP's all summer long followed up by new music in time for 2010. Visit myspace.com/thedistraction to download.

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has told Billboard.com that he's just finishing mixing the follow-up to his 2005 Grammy Award-nominated solo album, "Joe Perry", and expects it to be mastered next week.more

Barcelona city authorities say they might fine band U2 for rocking too long and loudly during rehearsals for their latest world tour.more

Former members of Black Sabbath, Tony Martin and Geoff Nicholls, will be playing Black Sabbath songs from "The Headless Cross" and "Eternal Idol" albums Saturday, July 18, 2009 at The
Venue Of Scottsdale (Arizona). Performing as supporting acts are Siva Addiction (CA, USA) and St. Madness (AZ, USA).

The first song of the upcoming Masters Of Reality album Pine/Cross Dover (out August 24) has been added to the band's new myspace page

Grade have announced plans to hit the studio to record a few new songs from a new seven-inch, and possible digital EP.more

Jackyl has replaced Thin Lizzy on the billing of the third annual Rocklahoma festival, set to take place July 9-12, 2009 on the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma.

A Michael Jackson public memorial service has been set and will take place on Tuesday, July 7, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, according to multiple media outlets.more -



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