Willie Nelson Pot Deal Goes Bust- Mick Jagger Supergroup Something Different- Corey Taylor Chat- The Movielife Farewell Gig- Blue Oyster Cheap Trick- more

07/07/2011
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(AP) A judge has rejected a plea deal that would have resolved Willie Nelson's marijuana possession case in West Texas with a fine, saying the country singer shouldn't get what she considers special treatment. more

(AP) Mick Jagger isn't sure where his latest musical creation will end up on iTunes. The Rolling Stones rocker has teamed up with Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, reggae maestro Damian Marley, soul songtress Joss Stone and "Slumdog Millionaire" composer A.R. Rahman for SuperHeavy. "What bit of iTunes genres does it go on? The unknowable? Isn't there an unknown section?" Jagger joked during a preview event last week at Jim Henson Studios, where the group recorded some of their eclectic music." more

(BW&BK) On Monday, July 11th Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor will take part in a live online chat and read from his new book Seven Deadly Sins - Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good. more

(SRX) Bret Michaels' lawsuit over an accident at the 2009 Tony Awards that the singer claims nearly killed him should be heard in New York where the accident happened. more

(BW&BK) Blue Oyster Cult frontman Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser was invited to play with Cheap Trick on the band's classic, 'Ain't That A Shame', at last week's show in Greely, CO on July 2nd. Check out video footage here

Breaking Benjamin's "Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin" is due out August 16 and this week the band announced track listings for the Standard and Deluxe editions. Check em out here

(BW&BK) Def Leppard show tonight at Cincinnati, OH’s Riverbend Music Center will be rescheduled due to a family illness. more

(NME) Arctic Monkeys showcase 'Suck It And See' at iTunes Festival Band perform seven new tracks at London Roundhouse more

(Death Angel) "Due to what we feel is an incredible opportunity that has arisen for the band, Death Angel is forced to pull out of this year's Neckbreaker's Ball. We are not at liberty to discuss the details just yet, but as soon as we are, another announcement will be made and we hope that all of our true fans, any true metal fan really, will understand our decision. We will miss the opportunity to once again rock out for European fans, but we will make it up to you in the New Year with a surprise live set and tour that will blow your minds!" more

(BW&BK) In the first official announcement for the festival, Alice Cooper has announced he will play two intimate Soundwave Revolution Festival off-shows as part of his visit to Australia this September. more

(Lambgoat) Periphery has announced the departure of guitar player Alex Bois. "In regards to all of our upcoming shows and tours, worry not! We will have special guest artists filling in for Alex, so our touring plans will not be changing whatsoever." more

(The 1st Five) Polar Bear Club will be releasing their third full length album Clash Battle Guilt Pride this September, and they’ve just announced the dates for a Fall headlining tour to support that release. more

(AP) U.S. music album sales grew in the first six months of the year from a year ago, the first gain since 2004, thanks to rising sales of digital tracks and albums. more

(PNO) Frontman Vinnie Cuarana recently tweeted that The Movielife will be playing their last show ever on August 26 in New York City. more

(Antiquiet) Have a listen to a rare and unreleased track from Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock, called Dead End Job At The Dead Letter Office. here

(FMQB) Blondie has set a September 13 release date for Panic Of Girls, the group's first album since 2003. more

(LG) Onslaught, Gama Bomb, and Fallen Fate will be touring the UK in September. more

(LG) Batillus and Mutilation Rites will be touring together this month. more

(LG) Gideon and All's Quiet will team up for a summer tour in August: more

On this day in 1969, George Harrison recorded his new song, “Here Comes the Sun,” with just two other Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, at Abbey Road Studios in London. John Lennon was absent, recovering from a car crash in Scotland.

On this day in 1980, Led Zeppelin played their last-ever concert when they appeared in West Berlin at the end of a European tour. The set included “Black Dog,” “Rock and Roll,” “Kashmir,” “Trampled Underfoot” and “Stairway to Heaven.” They finished the show with “Whole Lotta Love.”

On this day in 1989, It was announced that for the first time, compact discs were out-selling vinyl albums.
On this day in 2006, Syd Barrett died from complications arising from diabetes. He was 60. The singer, songwriter and guitarist was one of the founding members of Pink Floyd, active as a rock musician for only about seven years before he went into seclusion. He joined Pink Floyd in 1965 but left three years later after one album. Barrett released two solo albums before going into a self-imposed seclusion lasting more than 30 years, with his mental deterioration blamed on drugs.

On this day in 2007, Ozzy Osbourne became the first artist to be honored on Birmingham’s own Hollywood-style Walk of Fame. The singer, from Aston, told more than 1,000 fans on Broad Street that the brass paving star meant more to him that than any Hollywood accolade. Organizers named other local pop stars who could be joining Ozzy for the walk – Duran Duran, Jamelia, Robert Plant and UB40. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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