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iTunes is counting down to the release of Godsmack's new album The Oracle's release date on May 4 by releasing an exclusive album track, "Love-Hate-Sex-Pain". You can download it today! Plus you can listen to the entire track AND help spread the word on Twitter. Visit godsmackonline.com/twitterfor details.
Toad the Wet Sprocket will take to the road this spring for a quick club excursion, a year after their most recent reunion run. more
Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore is set to give a lecture to children about white noise. Taking place at Partners & Spade art gallery in New York on April 11, the event is open to those between the ages of 8 and 12. more
The Subways, Ok Go and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly are among the acts who have been confirmed for this year's Y-Not Festival. more.
Producer Kevin Shirley tells fans "In this last month I have finished all the vocals and tracking and mixed the new Iron Maiden album, The Final Frontier - in my studio." more
Rock Radio had this little tidbit about the geniuses at the record labels getting it wrong yet again, Jack White has revealed label bosses didn't want to release the iconic White Stripes track Seven Nation Army as a single. more
VHND had this: Guitar World has just published a new book, Guitar World Presents Van Halen, which is in stock & shipping now at Van Halen Store. (Although the official release date is April 15th) more
This is a novel way to finance a new album: Gang Of Four are set to give away bottles of their own blood in exchange for money contributions to aid the recording of their new album 'Content'. The post-punk veterans are funding the album through Pledgemusic.com more
Slash will play a special "surprise" show at the Roxy in Hollywood, California on Saturday, April 10 at midnight according to this
Vevo premiered Cage the Elephant's "In One Ear" Video this weekend. Check it out here
Annotations Of An Autopsy has cancelled their second successive U.S. tour. The group had been scheduled to accompany Carnifex, Suffokate, Your Demise, and Upon A Burning Body on a U.S. tour, which kicked off yesterday in New Jersey. The following statement has been issued: "The reason we are not on the Carnifex tour is because we as a band decided against doing it" more
The Carrier and Cruel Hand will be touring Europe this summer. more
Unearth, who just announced a run of European and UK dates following their upcoming Japanese and Australian tour dates, has issued a statement to clarify their itinerary: "We apologize as there was some confusion and miscommunication about the Europe dates. The Europe dates are either festival dates or they are shows wither either Atreyu or 36 Crazyfists. The Black Dahlia Murder will not be featured at these shows" more
On April 20th in the US and the 27th in Canada, Geffen is releasing Whitesnake classic self-titled album from 1987 as a Deluxe Edition CD+DVD, newly re-mastered and full of bonus tracks and videos. more
Ted Nugent, King's X, Neal Schon, George Lynch will all appear at 33rd Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival. Nugent will have a booth and will be participating in an all-star jam session more
The organizers of Calgary's Sled Island music festival unveiled their first slate of bands last week. The festival, which will feature over 200 bands at 25 venues across the city, will include performances from Hot Water Music, Melvins, f***ed Up, Built to Spill, and more
Live Nation cut about 100 people last week, mostly in "back office" personnel, including accounting, business operations, and other functions, according to a source with knowledge of the situation more.
Amon Amarth have issued the following update: "Thursday, April 8th will be our first concert on our North American tour. Unfortunately Ted (Lundstrom, bass) won't be there to start the tour with us. Steve Drennan of Engel will be filling in for Ted until Seattle where Ted will be joining us for the rest of the tour." more
Black Anvil has completed work on their brand new full-length album Triumvirate. more
Roadrunner Records are offering a free download of Ratt's new song 'Eat Me Up Alive', for a short time only in exchange for your email address. more
Scorpions Guitarist Mathias Jabs Says Band Will Release Live CD/DVD From Final Tour more
The High-tech Crime Control Office made its first arrest using a P2P surveillance system that went in to service in January, to find the uploader of films including "Avatar" and "Percy Jackson and the Olympians." more