Disturbed Going on Hiatus- Rocker Goes Missing- Rush, Tool, Police, Primus Super Jam- Johnny Rotten's House Burnt Down- Robert Plant Surprise Gig- Kylesa Cancel Tour- more
(LG) Danny Bobis, drummer for Long Beach, NY hardcore/metal/punk band Cipher, is reportedly missing. Bobis had been surfing in South Sumatra, Indonesa when last seen. His wife, Rachel, has posted a statement here
(Classic Rock) Can you imagine what might happen if members of Rush, Tool, Primus and The Police got together? Well, you don’t have to use your imagination, because it’s happened. Neil Peart, Danny Carey, Les Claypool and Stewart Copeland have hooked up at Copeland’s studio for a jam session more
(BBC) Former Sex Pistol John Lydon - aka Johnny Rotten - reveals at the Mojo awards that his London home burned down two weeks ago more
(BBC) Former Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant joins local musicians to perform in front of just 200 at a surprise Â£3 a head gig in Monmouth. more
(The 1st Five) Hot Water Music will be releasing the Live In Chicago collection on September 27th via No Idea Records. The collection, available on 3xLP, 2xCD, and Digital, will compile all of the band’s out of print Live In Chicago 7″ series and ...
(Classic Rock) Anathema are back with a new album in September. Titled Falling Deeper, it features orchestral arrangements of songs from the band’s early days, when they were hailed as a pioneering metal band. more
(LG) Kylesa has announced that they've cancelled their fall tour with Thrice due to the illness of someone close to guitarist Laura Pleasants. more
(FMQB) The new Theory of a Deadman album, The Truth Is…, was heavily inspired by singer Tyler Connolly’s divorce and move to Los Angeles. The singer/guitarist told Billboard that he felt that the songwriting was driven by the relationship "ending not to my liking, me having to deal with the consequences, continuing life in a strange city, all alone. It's all true, which is a good thing..." more
(FMQB) YouTube will formally announce today that it will live stream two of the summer's largest music festivals: Chicago's Lollapalooza and Texas' Austin City Limits, according to CBS News. more
(LG) Graven, featuring former members of Swarm of the Lotus, is set to track a five-song EP for tentative release later this year. The group will enter New Noise Recordings next weekend to record. more
On this day in 1960, Roy Orbison reached #2 on the U.S. singles chart with “Only the Lonely,” his first hit. The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley, so Orbison decided to record the song himself.
On this day in 1969, Neil Young appeared with Crosby, Stills and Nash for the first time when played at The Fillmore East in New York. Young was initially asked to help out with live material only, but ended up joining the group on and off for the next 30 years.
On this day in 1984, Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton died at the age of 58 died in Los Angeles of heart and liver complications. She had a #1 R&B hit in 1953 with “Hound Dog” (later covered by Elvis Presley). She also wrote and recorded “Ball 'n' Chain,’”which Janis Joplin recorded.
On this day in 1995, Grammy Award winning country singer, songwriter Charlie Rich died in his sleep aged 62 years. Rich began as a rockabilly artist for Sun Records in Memphis in 1958. He scored the 1974 U.S. #1 & U.K. #2 single “The Most Beautiful Girl” while “Behind Closed Doors.” was a #1 country hit. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here