Supergrass Break Up- Rage Against The F Word- MGMT Leak- Metallica Art Show- Vatican Let It Be- Slash Cares- Shaver Not Guilty- Limp Douchebag Preview and more
The Vatican has finally "Let It Be" by making peace with the Beatles, saying their drug use, "dissolute" lives and even the claim that the band was bigger than Jesus are all in the past — while their music lives on. Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano paid tribute to the Fab Four in its weekend editions, with two articles and a front-page cartoon more
Slash will be performing at the 6th annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert, celebrating women in recovery and salute former first lady, Betty Ford and the Betty Ford Center at Club Nokia on May 7th. more.
Speaking of Slash, Rock Radio reports that Slash heads up a list of 30 acts added to the Download festival bill today. The guitar hero, who'll playback hid new solo album in full on Rock Radio tonight, is joined by Anthax/Fall Out Boy supergroup the Damned Things, the Used, Cancer Bats, Porcupine Tree, Senser, White Wizzard, Michael Monroe and 22 others at Donington's 30th anniversary event on June 11-13. more
Bosses at the BBC have received a stern warning from decency watchdogs after radio producers failed to stop heavy rockers Rage Against the Machine swearing during a live performance. Officials at Britain's broadcasting standards organization Ofcom received a string of complaints after the band appeared on BBC 5 Live's breakfast show in December 2009 to promote their controversial 1992 hit "Killing in the Name", which was re-released last year. F**k you, I won't do what you tell me more
MGMT's Congratulations is now streaming in its entirety on MySpace Music here. MySpace Music has new releases available to stream on the same day the album drops – just check out MySpace.com/Music every Tuesday to see what's new!
Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine will be on hand to answer questions from Seymour Duncan User Group Forums members on Tuesday, April 13 more
Jerry Cantrell says that there could be another Alice In Chains album on the way, following the success of their comeback record Black Gives Way To Blue. more
Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted is about to get all arty – with his first exhibition of paintings. This happens at the Micaela Gallery in San Francisco, from May 6 to June 27. more
Korn took the wraps off what's expected to be the new record's first single, "Oildale," at a gig in Utica, New York, last week. Watch video here
Green Day: Rock Band video game will include all of Dookie, American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown more
Bullet For My Valentine have posted the brand new video for the song "Your Betrayal" off the their April 27th release, Fever. View the video here
Alan Jackson was featured on A&E Private Sessions Sunday night and Chris Daughtry made a very special appearance on the show. Check out this video of Chris asking Alan a question about what it's like to be a musician and be in the industry for so long.
Butch Walker's new single, "Pretty Melody," is a mix of nostalgic '60s pop and modern songrcraft, and its video follows the same ethos, mixing classic matinee cinema and campy kung fu movies with modern special effects. Watch Spin's exclusive premiere here
The rights to Nine Inch Nails' 1989 debut, Pretty Hate Machine, have been purchased by Los Angeles publishing firm Bicycle Music, which has announced plans to reissue the album. more
HAIL!, the supergroup featuring mainstays Tim Ripper Owens (Beyond Fear, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ex-Judas Priest), David Ellefson (Megadeth) and Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), announce their newest all-star member - Paul Gray from Slipknot will be the new bass player for the band's upcoming European and Asian dates. more
The latest edition to the useless KISS branded merchandise? KISS Soap. more
Godless Rising has announced that the band's third album 'Trumpet of Triumph' will be released on May 25th, 2010. more
For "Record Store Day," Rhino will offer deluxe vinyl releases of Pantera's "Cowboys From Hell", "Vulgar Display Of Power" and "Far Beyond Driven". Each album has been cut from the original, high-definition maters and expanded to a 2-LP set for ultimate sound, available for a suggested price of $24.98 each. more
Rolling Store reports that after a three-day trial that drew friends Willie Nelson and Robert Duvall to a Waco, Texas courtroom, outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver was found not guilty Friday on charges of aggravated assault for shooting a man in the face outside a Texas bar in 2007 more
Limp Bizkit have said what everyone was thinking with the title of one of their new songs. The tune is called "Douchebag" and could appear on their upcoming Gold Cobra album, due out in June. Listen to a demo clip here
Scorpions have announced additional dates for the two-month North American leg of their Get Your Sting And Blackout farewell world tour. more
Alan Parsons is still very active after a career that spans four decades. In addition to the release of a new live DVD /CD Eye To Eye – Live In Madrid, in an interview with Long Live Rock, Parsons said that he is considering recording a new studio album this year as well. more
Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, System Of A Down drummer John Dolmayan and Deftones bassist Sergio Vega will join Cypress Hill onstage for a performance on the April 19 edition of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" more