Pete Wentz's East Village bar, Angels and Kings, got smacked down with an NYPD closure. Looks like they were serving to minors. An inside source notes that Angels and Kings was issued a third citation for serving to minors, so they've been shut down for three days. more
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin will make a guest appearance on the debut solo album from fellow ex-GN'R axeman Slash. Writing to his Twitter account, Slash says, "Izzy is down here putting some rhythm guitar on a track; sounds f**king cool."more
AC/DC have added a new date to the North American Black Ice Tour: September 4th in Fresno, CA at the Save Mart Center. It replaces the show originally scheduled for Los Angeles on that date but canceled last month.
Singer Susan Boyle was being treated for exhaustion at a mental health clinic Monday after taking second place in a TV talent competition that turned the humble church volunteer into a global star, the show's producers and a newspaper said.more
Courtney Love has reportedly hired a private detective to track down the people she claims racked up a $350,000 bill on her American Express card. Little green men? more
Gibson.com has offered up their 5 Ideas for Saving The Music Industry: 1) Fix Ticketmaster 2) Make the iTunes Store More User-Friendly 3) Shift The Focus From CDs To Vinyl 4) Make Better Music [should be no. 1] 5) Look to the Past for Perspective - you can read their reasons here. We would add that the labels should stop putting out inferior clones and take chances one again on artists with an original sound.
Elektra Records is being relaunched. Heading the new Elektra are Co-Presidents Mike Caren and John Janick. The label has announced its first signings: Gnarls Barkley partner Cee-Lo, electronic music duo Justice, and Little Boots.
This weekend, Bruce Springsteen was joined by The Killers' Brandon Flowers for a, er, thunderous take on his 1975 classic Thunder Road at the Pinkpop Festival. Both Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band (with Max Weinberg's 19-year son Jay beating the drums) and The Killers played the opening night of the three-day Netherland's music fest. more
MIA, Black Eyed Peas, Modest Mouse and Jack White's new band The Dead Weather, are among the artists set to headline the 2009 San Diego Street Scene this summer.more
On November 8th, Rammstein's Europe Tour 2009 begins in Lisbon. You'll find all the dates for this year's concerts on our website at Rammstein.com
Crowbar have reportedly parted ways with guitarist Steve Gibb and have replaced him with Matthew Brunson, bassist of Kingdom Of Sorrow (the band featuring Crowbar guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein).more
Boston's Fourth of July celebration will include a performance by Neil Diamond, whose "Sweet Caroline" is an anthem of sorts for Red Sox fans.more
Sade Adu, the reclusive "quiet storm" soul signer who takes notoriously long breaks between releases, has regrouped with the band that bears her name and is recording her first album of new material since 2000's "Lovers Rock," Billboard.com sources confirmed.more
Unearth have just announced 9 new dates to their Summer tour. Vocalist Trevor Phipps states,'We are stoked to hit the road this summer. The venue sizes and ticket prices are being scaled down so we can bring the craziest show to our fans. In tow for the run will be For the Fallen Dreams, Woe of Tyrants and Starring Janet Leigh.more
Bad Religion is planning a very limited clear vinyl repress of their 1994 album, Stranger Than Fiction. The record will be limited to 500 copiesmore
Andrew W.K. has announced a string of Canadian dates in June as well as new solo piano-based album, 55 Cadillac, which is scheduled for release later this summer. Read and interview with Andrew here
Brazilian gothic metal Ravenland launched a channel on YouTube where is available the band's first video clip, made for "End of Light" song. The channel will be updated with official video clips, interviews and also tv, radio and webTv appearances. tis here
Muse are set for a UK and Irish arena tour this winter, NME.COM exclusively revealed here.
Blacklisted has revealed that they are currently recording their new album, due out later this year. The new album is the follow up to their heralded 'Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God' album.more
Lord have parted ways with longtime drummer Tim "T.Y." Yatras and have replaced him with Damian Costas.more
Morrissey announced Monday (June 1) that he will resume his world tour later this week following the cancellation of several UK shows in May due to illness.more