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(antiMusic) Phish's Trey Anastasio has teamed up with composer Don Hart to create Time Turns Elastic, a classical/blues-rock crossover project, released by Rubber Jungle Records.more

The Chicago Tribune reports that Tool and The Killers are expected to fill out the headlining slots for the fifth annual Lollapalooza festival, set to take place August 7-9 at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. Also scheduled to appear are the Beastie Boys, Depeche Mode and Jane's Addiction, plus Kings Of Leon. more

The Classic Struggle has announced the addition of former The Black Dahlia Murder drummer Cory Grady to their line-up. Grady replaces Tyler Solnosky, who left the band this past winter.more

Elvis Costello's newest album, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane," sees the prolific singer-songwriter-composer returning to acoustic American roots music for the first time since his 1986 album "King of America.more

Video footage of the original lineup of Jane's Addiction performing the song "Stop!" during the its "surprise" set last Thursday night (March 19) at C3 and Playboy's "Rock the Rabbit" show at the old Safeway in Austin, Texas as part of this year's SXSW (South by Southwest) can be viewed here

Songwriter and producer Ted Jarrett, whose 1957 hit "You Can Make It If You Try" turned him into a rhythm and blues icon, has died at 83, a hospice said on Monday.more

Tommy Aldridge (Ozzy Osbourne) and bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake) will join Lipstick Magazine and hit producer and engineer Mike Plotnikoff (producer of Buckcherry and engineer for the smash hit Daughtry) in LA at the end of April to record the title track "Skin Deep". more. [Lipstick Magazine is the silly name of a band. We know it ranks up there with Haircut 100 and Limp Bizkit]

Deftones will be the featured guests on this Wednesday's (March 25) edition of the nationally syndicated "Loveline" radio show with hosts Stryker and Dr. Drew Pinsky.more

EMI Music said on Monday its president of digital music, Douglas Merrill, the ex-Google Inc executive who joined less than a year ago, is leaving the company as his unit is being integrated into its main operations.more

Stupid musical baby names or child abuse?: MIA has named her baby as Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman, as a leaked photo of the birth certificate shows. Poor kid. And MIA thinks this is a better name than the rumored Ickitt more

Scrape Records in Vancouver, BC has scheduled a meet n' greet session with Mastodon. The session is scheduled for April 23rd - time tba. more - They will also have an Atlanta in-store today (March 24th). The band's website and their Ustream channel will carry the performance, which starts at 8:30 EST (5:30 PST). more

Art Brut have announced a residency in New York City, kicking off on June 1. The five-night stand will take place at the intimate Mercury Lounge more

Former Gorgoroth members Gaahl (vocals; real name: Kristian Espedal) and King (bass; real name: Tom Cato Visnes), who recently lost a court battle against guitarist Infernus (real name: Roger Tiegs) over the rights to the Gorgoroth band name, have chosen the new banner of God Seed to represent their art in the future. more

Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills has reportedly signed a $4.3 million deal to promote vegetarian food for fast food chain Burger King. more

Every Time I Die entered the studio today to begin recording their Epitaph Records debut.more

Footage of Metallica's "secret" gig this past Friday night (March 20) at Stubb's Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas as part of the "Guitar Hero: Metallica" showcase during the Texas capital's annual South By Southwest music and media festival can be viewedhere

Bloody Sign are recording their third album, "Chaos Echoes," at DownTown Studio in Strasbourg with Didier Houbre for a late 2009 release. The CD will contain seven songs, an intro/outro, and a "few more surprises," according to a press release.more

Da Capo Press has set a May 25, 2009 release date for a 288-page paperback book from Zac Crain entitled "Black Tooth Grin: The High Life, Good Times, and Tragic End of 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott".more

Backstabbers Inc. recently completed a new EP, their first recording in roughly five years. Titled "M.I.A.," the EP was recorded in mid-January by Kurt Ballou at Godcity studios. more

Opeth, Meshuggah, Duff Mckagan's Loaded, Five Finger Death Punch, Dir En Grey, Lawnmower Deth, You Me At Six and Steadlür have been confirmed for this year's Download festival, set to take place June 12-14 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. full lineup

Are the Electric Boys officially reuniting? According to vocalist Conny Bloom it is true, as he answered a couple of fan questions. If you care check it out here

Grace Jones, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and Pet Shop Boys will headline this year's Latitude Festival. Editors, Bat For Lashes and Doves are also set to play the 2009 event. more

Brett Dennen will return home to Los Angeles this week to play 2 nights at the House of Blues before wrapping up his 54-date U.S. tour. Brett will also join O.A.R. out on the road in June to kick off their tour at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre. - dates

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