Sex Change For Life Of Agony Singer? Early Rare Led Zeppelin Now Online- Rocker Dies Following Suicide Attempt- BBQ Ratt Sauce- Tygers Of Pan Tang- more
(The Metal Den) TMD has obtained what Rock N Roll historians are calling the holy grail for Led Zeppelin fans: a rare studio outtake – recorded during their first month of existence – of the lost classic cut entitled "Baby Come On Home". Check it out here
(Rock News Desk) Former X Japan bassist Taiji Sawada has died following a suicide attempt last week. He was arrested on July 11 for an incident on a flight form Japan to Saipan and could have been taken to the US to answer charges there. He tried to hang himself on July 14 and had been in intensive care since the incident. He was 45. more
Rival Sons have just won mtvU's "Freshman" video competition for their new video for "Pressure & Time," the title track from their new album that's due in stores on July 26. Check out the video here
Antiquiet has a new track, performed by Stone Gossard and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam with Pete Droge, Cole Peterson and Chris Friel here
Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy has teamed with High River Sauces to release two flavors of hot sauce: 'Detonator' Hot Sauce and 'The Kill' BBQ Sauce more
(SRX) Lillian Axe are planning to release the follow-up to 2010's 'Deep Red Shadows' on February 14, 2012. Tentatively titled 'The Days Before Towmorrow', the upcoming CD will be the first to feature new lead vocalist Brian Jones. more
(AA) Tomorrow, The Goo Goo Dolls will release "Live From SoHo," a recording of six songs the band performed live last December at the NYC Apple Store. more
(PNO) Paper and Plastick has announced plans to release a split 7-inch from Street Dogs and Blacklist Royals. It's expected out later this year and will feature two new tracks from each band more
(SRX) NWOBHM pioneers Tygers Of Pan Tang have signed an agreement with Rocksector Records for the worldwide release of their next studio album, with a current working title of 'Ambush', provisionally planned for February/March 2012. more
(PR) Relapse Records will release the brand new solo album from Chris Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, The High Confessions). The new album, titled Artificial Madness, was recorded this past May at Engine Studios in Chicago with producer Sanford Parker. more
(Lambgoat) In League have confirmed that they are traveling to Florida to record their sophomore album this November at The Wade Studio (past artists include A Day to Remember, Burden of a Day and Versa Emerge). more
On this day in 1964, The Four Seasons started a two-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Rag Doll,” the group's fourth #1. It also hit #2 in the U.K. The song’s co-writer, Bob Gaudio, said that he got the inspiration for the song from a young girl in tattered clothes that cleaned his car windows at a stoplight.
On this day in 1966, Bobby Fuller, leader of The Bobby Fuller Four, was found dead in his car outside of his Los Angeles apartment. He was 22. The cause of death was ruled gasoline asphyxiation. Police called it a suicide, but the possibility of foul play has always been mentioned. In 1966 Fuller had a #9 hit in the U.S. with “I Fought the Law,” which was written by Sonny Curtis of Buddy Holly's Crickets. “I Fought the Law” was later covered by The Clash.
On this day in 2001, Kiss added another product to their ever-growing merchandising universe: the Kiss Kasket. The coffin featured the faces of all four founding members of the band, the Kiss logo and the words "Kiss Forever." Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell was buried in one after he was shot and killed on stage in December 2004. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here