Launch Reports: As many as a half-million people spent the night together with the Rolling Stones on Wednesday (July 30) at a star-studded concert in Toronto that some dubbed SARSstock. The Stones' 90-minute concert capped an 11-hour-plus concert at Downsview Park, a former military air base, which also featured sets by AC/DC, Rush, the Guess Who, the Isley Brothers and others.
The concert--officially called Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto--was organized by local politicians to give Toronto a boost after a SARS outbreak there earlier this year caused 42 deaths and curtailed tourism by as much as $2 billion. Stones frontman Mick Jagger, sporting a long, fuchsia coat, was among the many declaring that it's OK to be in Toronto again, telling the crowd, "We're here, you're here and Toronto is back and it's booming!" as the British group started their set. - Click Here for the Full Story
As we reported Wednesday (see story), authorities in Nevada have issued an arrest warrant for Motley Crue's Vince Neil. Neil has been accused of assaulting a prostitute at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch (a legal brothel in Nevada). Not so fast, says the owner of the Bunny Ranch, Dennis Hof, who believes that "Vince is only guilty of being a celebrity." So Vince might be Motley screwed for something he didn't do!
Blabbermouth Reports: According to a battery complaint filed on July 17, Neil, 42, attacked Andrea Terry (a.k.a. Trixxxie Blue) "by grabbing her around the throat and throwing her against a wall."
But Hof told the New York Daily News that, on the night in question, Neil and his band stopped by the legal brothel simply to sign autographs for ranch employees who didn't make it to his concert inReno the day before.
According to Hof, Terry and Neil got into an argument in her room because he didn't want to have sex with her.
"No celebrity pays for sex here," Hof said. "This girl said he'd promised her $3,000. I was the first person called to the room, and I saw nothing in disarray. At that time, I saw no marks or scratches on her."
"If he laid a hand on her, I would have
been up his ass," added Hof. "I don't condone any aggression toward women."
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Forget Ozzfest, Warped and Lollapalooza the real party is at Krazyfest this weekend in Louisville, KY. antiMUSIC's very own Dr Fever will be on hand again this year to partake in the festivities which includes performances from Hatebreed, The Blood Brothers, Cave-In, Midtown, Bouncing Souls, Sense Field plus dozens of other bands!
Dr Fever checks in with this update: "Well,
the time has come for me to venture out of this place and head down the
dusty road to Louisville. Yup, it's time once again for Krazyfest, That
annual homage to all things I love. Beautiful. This is the sixth year for
the fest, and my second straight year venturing there. I thought last years
fest would be hard to top, but this year we've got MORE members in the
304 Wrecking Crew making the journey and the lineup of bands is completely
off the charts. Andrew WK, Terror, Hatebreed, Mastadon, Every Time I Die
and MOST IMPORTANT; Cave In (just to name a few.)
You people can have your little corporate punk rock festivals with the 40 dollar t-shirts (I'm not going to name names. I am, after all, a PROFESSIONAL), I'll take this festival over that crap anytime. So come one, come all and bring yourselves to Louisville. Will have a little fear and a little loathing and LOTS of rock. Louisville won't know what hit it". - Click Here for more info
You may see something very rare on MTV by the end of the year… Thrash!
Rolling Stone reports: Interviews with
members of Metallica, Godsmack, Disturbed, Anthrax, Slipknot, Kittie,
Meshuggah and other hard rocking bands past and present will be featured in the upcoming documentary "Get Thrashed". Director Rick Ernst, a long-time freelance producer for MTV, conceived of the idea to profile the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music since, using interviews, live performances and archival footage. Ernst expects the film to air before year's end.
"You had Metallica, Megadeth and Exodus in San Francisco, Slayer in L.A., Anthrax in New York," says Ernst. "These bands took it to the next level in terms of extremes. They played faster, heavier and louder than anybody had before, and they were trying to play faster, louder and heavier than each other.". - Click Here for the Full Story
Punk Packaged Rebellion
Rhino Records will on Oct. 28 release a four-disc box set with more than 100 songs chronicling the '70s punk movement. "Ever Get the Feeling You've Been Cheated?: The '70s Punk Rebellion" will feature tunes from the full gamut of '70s punk artists, ranging from obvious masters to flashes-in-the-pan to artists initially labeled punk but later transcended the genre.
The set features songs from 1973 to 1980, by which time the movement had shifted into a number of subgenres. "Classic" punkers like the Ramones, the Clash, Dead Kennedys, the Jam, the Damned, Buzzcocks, X-Ray Spex, Wire and Generation X are featured, as are artists such as Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, Joy Division, Talking Heads, Joe Jackson, Television, the Pretenders, the Boomtown Rats and Blondie, who were originally aligned with the punk movement but later became associated with other genres.
"The '70s Punk Rebellion" also boasts material from short-lived acts like the Adverts, the Rezillos and Eddie & the Hot Rods and punk progenitors such as Iggy & the Stooges, the Modern Lovers and the New York Dolls. - Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth Reports: The reformed FEAR FACTORY — now consisting of Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar/bass), Raymond Herrera (drums), and Burton C. Bell (vocals) — are strongly rumored to be on the verge of signing a new record deal with the Los Angeles-based D3 Entertainment (INSANE CLOWN POSSE, OL' DIRTY BASTARD, and MACK 10 offshoot group DA HOOD), BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. The group are expected to enter the studio in late summer/early fall to begin recording the follow-up to 2001's "Digimortal", tentatively due in early 2004. Click Here for the Full Story
Undercover Reports: Don Henley is working on a new Eagles compilation for release later this year through Warner Music and it will include the band's new song 'Hole In The World'.
The album will be a 2CD set with a bonus DVD but the tracklisting is yet to be determined.
'Hole In The World' is the first taste of the new Eagles studio album, due early 2004. It will be their first new studio since 1979's The Long Run.
The Eagles are currently on their Farewell
1 tour and next week start the last leg of the tour as they travel through
Phoenix, Bakersfield, San Diego, Sacramento, Concord, San Jose and
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