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Men at Work Hit Was Stolen- Metallica Fan Was Murdered- Jay Reatard Overdosed- New Them Crooked Vultures This Year- Strokes and Garbage Recording and more

02/04/2010
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Men at Work copied a well-known children's campfire song for the flute melody in its 1980s hit "Down Under" and owes the owner years of royalties, a court ruled Thursday. "Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree" was written more than 70 years ago by Australian teacher Marion Sinclair for a Girl Guides competition more

The Virginia chief medical examiner's office has ruled that Metallica fan Morgan Harrington's death was a homicide. There's no information about how Harrington died yet. The Office Of The Chief Medical Examiner did determine, however, that she didn't wander off late at night in Charlottesville, Va. and die accidentally from exposure due to cold weather more

Jay Reatard died from a cocaine and alcohol overdose, according to an autopsy revealed on Wednesday (Feb. 3). Shelby County Medical Examiner Karen E. Chancellor said the 29-year-old musician died because of "cocaine toxicity, and that alcohol was a contributing factor" in his death more

Garbage are back in the studio according to the following Facebook posting by frontwoman Shirley Manson says: "Guess who I just spent a week in the studio with? Would you be pleased if I said one of them was called Steve and one of them was called Duke and another was a Grammy-winning producer?" Classic Rock decodes the message here

If you're looking for some new material from Them Crooked Vultures, you're not going to have to wait very long, at least according to bassist John Paul Jones. "We'll do a second album this year," he told Stuff. "By the end of summer, something like that." more

The Strokes have begun recording their new album at New York City's Avatar Studios. The yet untitled release will be the quintet's first since 2007's First Impressions of Earth. more

Street Sweeper Social Club (Tom Morello and Boots Riley) have released a video for the track "Promendade" off their self-titled debut. Check out the video here

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine warns fans "if you want to see us do this record [live].... buy your tickets [to their current tour], because this is not going to carry on after this run. We may do it in another country or so, but this is the one and only time in the North America." more

Toronto indie rock collective Broken Social Scene have announced details on their next release. The album, for which a title has not yet been announced, will arrive on May 4th filled with tons of guest stars. more

Thine Eyes Bleed announced a new guitarist "Jimmy Reid will always be our brother. We love and miss him and have nothing but respect for him. That being said we have found someone else to fill the void. With that we welcome Nigel Curley (Excruciating Thoughts, Ataxia) into the mix. We been jamming with Nigel for the past few months and working on new stuff. We have a bunch of new material ready to go" more

Santana's Supernatural will be re-issued as a two-disc "Legacy Edition" with the original album plus seven previously-unreleased tracks, re-mixes and instrumental versions. more

Elvis Costello will appear on A Prairie Home Companion, Thursday, February 4th, in a special, first time live Cinecast of the show from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN. Thursday's show will be beamed into hundreds of movie theaters around the United States and Canada, and will also air in audio-only form during the A Prairie Home Companion's regular time slot this Saturday. A list of theaters broadcasting Thursday's show can be found here

John Mayer treated students at the University of South Carolina to a free show on Tuesday night, February 2 - after they camped outside his rehearsal room in a bid to glimpse their idol. The musician has been in Columbia, South Carolina to practice for his upcoming world tour more

Red Sparowes will tour the U.S. this spring with Doomriders and Caspian set to appear on select dates. more

It Prevails was recently in the studio recording a limited edition, three-song vinyl EP titled "Findings. more -

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