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Body of Missing Metallica Fan Found?- Slash N will.i.am.- Label Head McMad at Franz Ferdinand- Who's Riff Is It?- Free Down Song- Them Crooked Dates and more

01/27/2010
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We start with this sad news: The Virginia State Police are saying that human remains found on a farm in southern Albemarle County appear to be those of Morgan Harrington, 20, a Virginia Tech student who was reported missing after attending a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville on October 17. more

The Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am. tells Billboard.com that he was commissioned to remix The Who's "My Generation", which will air during the Super Bowl XLIV broadcast "I altered the lyric to fit my generation now and then have Slash on it," will.i.am says. more

Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine released the two-song digital bundle, "I Could Be The Only One". The two songs are Manchester Orchestra covering Kevin Devine's "I Could Be With Anyone" and Kevin Devine covering Manchester Orchestra's "The Only One". more

Authentik Artists CEO Scott Austin slammed Franz Ferdinand for complaining that they were used in a McDonalds ad. In his open letter to the band, he said in part, "The second you signed a contract with any company who was willing to take the great financial risk (and at unknown reward) of working with your self-indulgent, guitar-noodling band, you made a deal to trade your 'artistic credo' for some cold hard cash and a shot at becoming a bona fide rock star." more. You can read Alex Kapranos from FF response here.

Down are so overjoyed that their beloved New Orleans Saints are finally going to the Super Bowl, they are offering a free download of "On March the Saints" (the unofficial fight song for the Saints) here. Read what frontman Philip Anselmo had to say about this all here

Them Crooked Vultures have announced a couple more U.S. tour dates. Beginning with a show at New York's Roseland Ballroom (February 8), the group will then head to North Carolina, before ending in Georgia. more

This upcoming Monday, February 1st, Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell will make an appearance at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney for a benefit concert supporting leukemia patient Todd Larsen and his family more

In a push to bring their unique blues, rock, and soul sound to the United States, Ali & The DT's just finalized their record deal with the rapidly growing U.S. interdependent label, TUN Records. Get The First Layer of Civilisation Off is set for release on April 20th 2010. Plans are already in the works for an accompanying U.S. tour set for late summer, early fall. more

The Who have launched a "name that riff" contest to celebrate the release of 'Greatest Hits' and the band playing the halftime show at this year's Super Bowl. Check it out here.

Muse have announced plans to make a Nirvana inspired tour documentary. bassist Chris Wolstenholme told Australia's Triple J radio station, the band want to do "Something a little bit more like Nirvana's Live! Tonight! Sold Out! I think that was one of the best tour documentaries I've ever watched; just life on the road and what it's like, with obviously a bit of music here and there, and other loads of other random stuff as well." more

The Paradise Lost and Sirenia tour of Australia has reportedly been postponed until later this year more

Peter Green & Friends have expanded their forthcoming UK tour to a whopping 19 dates. more

Devo is set to whip up some excitement at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics when they perform live at a medal celebration in Whistler, B.C., on Feb. 22. more

Radiohead are going to cover a Peter Gabriel song in the very near future. "Thom wanted to do a version of Wallflower, which I'm very curious to hear," Gabriel said in a podcast on his official website. "I think that was an important track for him when he was 14." Peter will return the favor on his forthcoming album more

Finger Eleven are in the studio working on the follow-up to 2007's Them Vs. You Vs. Me. more

A Love Ends Suicide has apparently reformed, though they will be known as A.L.E.S. going forward. Formed in 2003, the group released their second album with Metal Blade Records before disbanding in 2006 more

Punk News has the Tracklisting for the new Pavement compilation here -

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