Steven Adler Suicide Attempts- New Paramore Album Coming- Alice Cooper Club Gig- New Switchfoot CD- Ozzy Osbourne Search Leads To Arrest- McCartney Gorillaz- more

06/15/2011
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Rukus Magazine asked former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler "What was the turning point for you to finally get sober and join Celebrity Rehab?" He responded with this revelation: "I didn't die. I tried killing myself, and you know, you'd think it's easy to do, but let me tell you: it's not easy. I could tell you there are two separate times I tried killing myself and both times I took 100 Valium, drank the big bottle of Jδgermeister and shot up Ύ of a gram of heroin. The only thing that happened to me is that I had the best night sleep of my life. So, I just got tired of being sick and tired and feeling down. Unfortunately, you don't realize this until you're getting sober but the reason why you're depressed all the time is it's the drugs that are depressing you. Cocaine and heroin are depressants; Valium is a depressant; alcohol and cigarettes are a depressant." Read the full interview here

(AA) Paramore's Hayley Williams has revealed that the band will have a new album set for release by the start of next year. During a recent interview with the BBC, the frontwoman said that they're starting the writing process and will hit the studio by late 2011. more

(Classic Rock) Alice Cooper is to play a club show in London later this month. Yep, the man has confirmed a show at the 100 Club on Sunday, June 26. Says Alice: “It’s been a while since we played such an intimate venue. But strip away the theatrics and we are a pedal-to-the-metal rock band, born in clubs like the 100 Club." more

(FMQB) The Smoking Gun has posted the Foo Fighters' new tour rider, which includes coloring book pages, drawings of all the Foos, a word hunt for "catering don'ts" more

Before you ask, yes it was a slow news day but you might enjoy this one: (BMN) According to the Tahoe Daily Tribune, a 18-year-old man was arrested early Monday morning after he allegedly threw a flower pot through the glass panel of a front door at a South Lake Tahoe, California home, claiming that he was trying to get inside to see "Ozzy Osbourne." more

(FMQB) On September 27, Atlantic Records will release Vice Verses, the eighth studio record from Switchfoot. Working with producer Neal Avron (Weezer, Linkin Park), the band recorded most of the album in their San Diego, CA home studio. more

(Billboard) Paul McCartney says that he's talked with Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn about collaborating with the group, although the timing hasn't come together yet. more

(Lambgoat) Arch Enemy, Devildriver, Skeletonwitch, and Chthonic will tour North America together in September and early-October. more

(FMQB) Thirty Seconds To Mars had a big night at the U.K.'s 2011 Kerrang! Awards last week, where the band took home two trophies for Best International Band and Best Single for "Hurricane." more

(PNO) Bob Mould released his autobiography See A Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody today. The book was co-written by Mould and Michael Azerrad (Our Band Could Be Your Life) and Mould will be supporting it on the road more

Season Of Mist's Underground Activists division has signed Arckanum for the release of their seventh album more

In an interview with Rock The Walls, television host/motivational speaker/noted partier/occasional musician Andrew W.K. revealed that he's in the process of recording a new album. more

On this day in 1985, Dire Straits started a nine-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with, Brothers in Arms

On this day in 1989, Nirvana's debut album Bleach was released in the U.S.

On this day in 1996, US jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California, aged 79. Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Fitzgerald had both her legs amputated in 1993. Winner of 13 Grammy Awards, the 1956 Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songboo was the first of eight Songbook sets. Appeared in the TV commercial for Memorex, where she sang a note that shattered a glass while being recorded on a Memorex cassette tape. The tape was played back and the recording also broke the glass, asking "Is it live, or is it Memorex?" Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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