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Zakk Wylde Update- U2 Rarities- Mott The Leppard- Neil Young Benefit- Legal Fray- Bulletboy Out of the Hospital- Elton Too Old To Adopt- Warhol OJ Art Heist and more


09/15/2009
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(antiMusic) Here is the latest Zakk Wylde health update via twitter: "I really appreciate how cool all of you are. Thank you for the 'get wells.' Going to see the Dr. tomorrow, more blood work, CT scan of my lungs, once again, another penile reduction. Aside from, I was attacked by Frog People and Hendrix lit me on fire - everybody stay strong, Keep bleeding black, God bless and good night. Time for my Viagra and steroids so I can last - so I can break the Black Label barrier of eight seconds as I impale the Immortal Beloved with my crotchal uzi of love."

25th anniversary of U2's classic 1984 album, "The Unforgettable Fire" will be celebrated with a host of reissue configurations. Due October 27 from Island/Universal, four options will be available that include B-sides, rarities, alternate versions, and previously unreleased songs including "Disappearing Act" (a.k.a. "White City"), a song that was originally started in 1983 with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. more

Speaking of U2, Bono and Edge made a surprise appearance Monday night at the Toronto International Film Festival to support fellow Irishmen Neil Jordan (director) and Colin Farrell (star) for the premiere of Ondine more including photos

Classic Rock Magazine has revealed that Joe Elliott of Def Leppard will put together a one-off band with the Quireboys to support Mott the Hoople on the last night of their reunion shows. Ian Hunter and co have arranged a series of gigs at the Hammersmith Apollo to mark the 40th anniversary of their formation. more

The lineup has been unveiled for the 2009 Bridge School Benefit concert. Co-founder Neil Young anchors a bill that also features No Doubt, Jimmy Buffett, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Sheryl Crow and Monsters of Folk, among others more

The Fray songwriting duo of Joseph King and Isaac Slade on Monday filed a lawsuit against their manager over the copyrights to their songs. King and Slade say manager Gregg Latterman's company obtained partial ownership of their songs when the band members signed a publishing agreement. Always read the fine print! more

Bulletboys' drummer Ryche Green was released from the hospital late last week and is recuperating at home. Ryche was rushed to the ER upon returning home from their recent tour and was diagnosed with a severe case of pneumonia. Ryche became very ill while on tour, playing night after night until he could no longer function. Ryche was confined to the ICU in a breathing tent. more

Elton John cannot adopt a 14-month-old boy because he is not married and too old, a Ukrainian minister has said. The star, 62, said on Saturday that he hoped to adopt a boy, named Lev, whom he met while visiting an orphanage. But government minister Yuriy Pavlenko told the Associated Press that the age difference between an adoptive parent and a child must be 45 years or less. We get the old part, but what about the married part? Didn't he get married?

Police in Los Angeles say a multi-million dollar Andy Warhol art collection has been stolen from a private home in the city. Among the missing works are 10 pieces created by Warhol in the late 1970s depicting famous athletes, including Muhammad Ali and OJ Simpson. They were taken from the house of businessman Richard Weisman. A portrait of Mr Weisman was also stolen. more.

Whitesnake's Doug Aldrich is to rejoin Dio for the band's forthcoming UK tour. He will fill in for regular guitarist Craig Goldy on the tour while Goldy tours with Budgie in Australia. more

Spencer Day's recent appearance on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' is now online. Spencer performed his new single, "Til You Come To Me" from his new album Vagabond. You can check it out here

Ace Frehley was introduced Saturday at his Viper Room show in Hollywood, CA by comedian George Lopez. Also, among the many celebrities in attendance was Slash who joined Ace on stage to play Cold Gin to close out the show. The sold out performance was part of the Sunset Strip Music Festival.

Look What I Did has announced February 9, 2010 as the release date for their new album, titled "Atlas Drugged."more

Some fan-filmed video footage of Ozzy Osbourne's September 12, 2009 performance at the second annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) can be viewed at Blabbermouth

Social Distortion has announced a change in the line up for their upcoming tour. UK punk act TAT has dropped off the tour due to unforeseen circumstances, to be replaced by Sacramento's Middle Class Rut.more

Katsumoto has announced the departure Brandon Brown (drums, vocals) and Matt Simmerman (bass, vocals). "We are sad to say that all shows for the rest of the year will be cancelled. Why do you ask? To simply put it two dearly loved members are no longer in the group. Why you ask again? find out here

Vocalist Matti Way (Disgorge, Liturgy, Cinerary) has quit the San Diego, California-based death metal/grindcore band Pathology.more -



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