If Paul Stanley and Sebastian Bach can do it; why not Brian Johnson?
Chart Attack reports: Brian Johnson, the man whose screeching pipes provide a voice for AC/DC is in the process of putting this rock opera together with other artists who will help him lift the project off the ground. The project shouldn't come as a huge shock — Paul Stanley of KISS and Skid Row's Sebastian Bach have both brought their theatrics to the Broadway stage, and The Who, ABBA, Elton John and Rod Stewart have all created musical — and we're sure there's countless other rockers who are just waiting for their chance to shine in Cats or Kiss Of The Spiderwoman.
As we all know, there have been some unlikely duets in the rock world lately — Eminem and Elton John, anyone? — but none are as surprising as the potential collaboration between Johnson and The Cranberries' leading lady, Dolores O'Riordan. That's right, O'Riordan plans to star in the upcoming musical. There's no word yet on who else will be involved in the project — which is co-written by Johnson and composer Brendan Healy — although it is set to open in London later this year. - Click Here for the Full Story
Looks like Audioslave is headed for the studio after wrapping up the Lollapalooza tour this summer.
Blabbermouth/Launch reports: AUDIOSLAVE, currently on the road with the Lollapalooza tour in support of their self-titled platinum debut, have been working on material for their next album during free time backstage and on the bus. "We have a few ideas that we've recorded, you know," bassist Tim C. told Launch. "And that process is starting up again and it's a whole different frame of mind. And we're getting into that frame of mind and so it's going to happen. I'm excited about that. I know the second record is going to be a lot better than this one. We've known each other for years now. We've played together quite a bit. The first record was twenty days and here's the first twenty songs we wrote or whatever."
Lollapalooza will likely be the last time fans will have the chance to see AUDIOSLAVE this year. "I think we're going to make more rock," Tim said in regards to their post-Lollapalooza plans.
Lollapalooza ends August - Click Here for the Full Story
In the not cool department, Motley Crue's Vince Neil is reportedly wanted by police in Nevada for allegedly assaulting a prostitute.
Rock Confidential reports: According to the Lyon's County Sheriff's Office, there is a warrant for the arrest of Vince Neil for assaulting Trixxxie Blue [of the infamous Bunny Ranch in Nevada]. The Case# is 03-2457.
The event happened on July 11, 2003. Trixxxie Blue called the police the night of the assault - possibly proving the severity of the case.
The file does include pictures of a badly bruised Trixxxie Blue.
There is a doctor's report in the file confirming the assault. - Click Here for the Full Story
Stripes Button NY
Launch reports: Even though the White Stripes were forced to scrap all their U.S. tour dates for July and August when frontman Jack White injured his hand in a recent car crash, they're keeping busy. This past weekend Jack and Meg White were in Manhattan--on location near Grant's Tomb--with director Michel Gondry filming a video for their next single, "Hardest Button To Button." - Click Here for the Full Story
Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain is not only hard hitting with his drums on the stage, but also with his car if you won't let him park.
Chart Attack reports: The incident supposedly took place outside the Jones Beach Amphitheater where Iron Maiden was performing Saturday (July 26) night. It was reported by Newsday that the attendant refused McBrain entry into the VIP parking lot when he didn't show his identification. The attendant alleges that McBrain threatened to hit him with the car if he didn't get out of the way. McBrain reportedly moved forward and hit the attendant in the legs with the hood of the car, causing him to fall forward and injure his hand. As a result of the incident McBrain has been charged with third-degree assault. McBrain was issued a ticket and went on to play the show that night. He's scheduled to appear in court on September 16. - Click Here for the Full Story
RCA Records reports: It's an exciting week for EVE 6 as their hard-hitting, wide-ranging third album for RCA, It's All In Your Head, enters the Billboard Top 200 album chart at #27, selling over 34,000 copies. This marks the band's highest album chart debut and follows the success of the trio's platinum self-titled CD released in 1998 and 2000's gold-selling Horrorscope.
Kennedys Turn 25
Some fans will argue that the Dead Kennedys ended when Jello left but those who remain plan to mark their 25th anniversary in style.
Blabbermouth Reports: Seminal punk rock band DEAD KENNEDYS announced Tuesday (July 29) that they will celebrate their 25th Anniversary with a show at the Key Club in Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 19, 2003. Opening for DEAD KENNEDYS will be punk legends DR. KNOW.
To further celebrate a quarter century as a band, DEAD KENNEDYS will take part in a DVD signing at Tower Records Sunset Strip (8601 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA) on Monday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m. Original band members East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride and D.H. Peligro will be signing copies of their latest DVD, "In God We Trust, Inc. – The Lost Tapes", recently released by Music Video Distributors. The first 100 fans to purchase the DVD at the signing will also receive a complimentary ticket to the 25th Anniversary Key Club show the following night. - Click Here for the Full Story
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