Blabbermouth reports: Ozzy Osbourne and daughter Kelly recently shot a video for their rendition of BLACK SABBATH's "Changes" at a Los Angeles studio.
The song, the original version of which appeared on BLACK SABBATH's 1972 album, "Black Sabbath, Vol. 4", is included on the reissued edition of Belly Osbourne's 2002 debut, "Shut Up", which was made available through Sanctuary Records late last month….Since being reissued by Sanctuary two weeks ago, the album, now re-titled "Changes", has sold 1,077 copies. -- Click Here for the Full Story
Someone needs to tell the Empress she has no voice.
NME reports: RADIOHEAD are planning a remix album or EP for 2004, according to US reports.
As previously reported, in the UK the band are to release alternative versions of songs from 'Hail To The Thief' on their new single '2+2=5', which is released on November 10.
MTV news in the US reports that the band are also looking to their favourite artists to rework some of their songs for an EP or album release. Musicians said to be involved include hip-hop producer Madlib, who will rework 'Sit Down. Stand Up', as well as Four Tet.
A UK spokesperson for the band told NME.COM there are no plans to release the album in the UK.
Alternative versions on their single include a Christian Vogel remix of 'Myxomatosis', a Four Tet remix of 'Scatterbrain', a demo version of 'There There' and an alternative mix of 'I Will', made at the legendary Ocean Way studio in LA.- Click Here for the Full Story
siN's metal news reports: To remind - 'Some Kind of Monster' is set to be the title of the long-awaited METALLICA documentary film from directors Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. The two directors began the filming journey nearly 2 1/2 years ago when METALLICA began to write and record material for 'St Anger'.
The film documents the band's trials and tribulations up to the band's first live performance with new bassist Rob Trujillo. The plan is to take the 2 hour film to the Sundance Film Festival, with a possible theatrical release in March 2004. A companion book is planned to release with the DVD version next Fall. The guys have over 1200 hours of film. - Click Here for the Full Story
The secrets of Lars' pots and pans are revealed!
Yahoo reports: Iggy & the Stooges are the latest act to be added to the fifth annual Voodoo Music Experience.
The reunited Iggy Pop fronted act will play Nov. 1 in the middle of the three-day event in New Orleans City Park. More than 80 acts will perform across three stages.
No longer part of the bill are the Donnas, according to organizers. The band was recently forced to cancel its fall tour due to severe chronic tendinitis in drummer Torry Castellano's (aka Donna C.) wrist. Surgery is a possibility, according to a note on the band's official Web site. It was not known if the band would be able to fulfill its commitment to play the Big Day Out festivals in Australia and New Zealand next January. ..- Click Here for the Full Story
I am Jack's smirking revenge
The PRP reports: The rumored tentative track listing for Korn's upcoming new album "Take A Look In The Mirror" has been circulating around the net as of late, it looks as follows:
01 - "Right Now"
02 - "Break Some Off"
03 - "Counting On Me"
04 - "Here It Comes Again"
05 - "Deep Inside"
06 - "Did My Time"
07 - "Everything I've Known"
08 - "Play Me" (Feat. Nas)
09 - "Alive"
10 - "Let's Do This Now"
11 - "I'm Done"
12 - "Ya'll Want A Single"
13 - "When Will This End"
The album is expected out through Immortal/Epic on Novemeber 25th [on kaaza next week]
So Perfect Circle
Launch reports: A Perfect Circle may not be the seamless unit that their name suggests, according to MTV.com. The members of the band, particularly founder, guitarist, and producer Billy Howerdel and lead singer Maynard James Keenan, have reportedly disagreed on everything from song selection to artwork. Howerdel apparently did not want "Weak And Powerless" for the album's first single, and also didn't like the cover art of their new album, Thirteenth Step--both chosen by Keenan.
to LAUNCH that he even battled Keenan over the musical direction of the
band. "We were trying to get the music to be complimentary to what he had
in mind for lyrics, so we were trying to adjust the music more, than have
him respond to the music," Howerdel said. "He definitely made the executive
decisions about how he wanted the overall sound to be, you know, which
is hard, but probably a good exercise for me if I want to continue on as
. Click Here for the Full Story
As A Weapon
Blabbermouth reports: "Music as a Weapon II", a live CD recorded on the spring tour of that same name, will be released on November 18 through Intoxication/Reprise Records, according to Billboard.com. The set, which will feature contributions from DISTURBED, TAPROOT, CHEVELLE and UNLOCO, will be available in two versions, a CD and a CD/DVD combo set.
The material on "Weapon" was recorded at the May 3 tour finale at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom. The disc features six songs by DISTURBED, three by TAPROOT and two each by CHEVELLE and UNLOCO. DISTURBED's performance of "Stupify" features CHEVELLE vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler and UNLOCO vocalist Joey Duenas.
The DVD version will include the same track list as the CD, plus the video clip for DISTURBED's "Liberate".
"Music as a Weapon II" track listing:
01. DISTURBED - "Bound"
02. DISTURBED - "Dehumanized"
03. CHEVELLE - "Forfeit"
04. DISTURBED - "Fade to Black" (METALLICA cover)
05. UNLOCO - "Empty"
06. TAPROOT - "Sumtimes"
07. DISTURBED - "Darkness"
08. UNLOCO - "Bruises"
09. DISTURBED - "Prayer"
10. CHEVELLE - "The Red"
11. TAPROOT - "Poem"
12. DISTURBED - "Stupify"
.- Click Here for the Full Story
Jam For Cancer
Billboard reports: Pearl Jam will play a "mostly acoustic" show Oct. 28 at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, Calif. proceeds will benefit the Louis Warschaw Prostate Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. " has been a great source of hope and treatment for some of our dear friends," frontman Eddie Vedder says in a statement. "We want to see it continue to be that for them and others."
The show will cap a week of unplugged performances by the Seattle group, which had been taking a break since the July conclusion of its tour in support of the Epic album, "Riot Act." Pearl Jam will play an Oct. 22 acoustic benefit for YouthCare at Seattle's Benaroya Hall, followed by Oct. 25-26 appearances at Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit outside San Francisco.
Beginning at noon on Saturday (Oct. 18), tickets for the Santa Barbara benefit will be available only at the venue box office and Ticketmaster outlets in the area. If any tickets remain by 3 p.m., they will go on sale via Ticketmaster's nationwide phone and online systems. - Click Here for the Full Story
Gene$immons.com had this little gem from Gene Gene the PR Machine: "Leaving for CHINA at the end of next week to meet with officials there on a proposed CHINESE THEME PARK... or two!!! Details as they develop." .-Click Here for the Full Story
Do you have any control over how creepy you allow yourself to get?
Tribute On TV
Billboard reports: The Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute concert set for Nov. 10 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium will be aired five days later on country-music cable station CMT. The two-hour edited broadcast will begin at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Meanwhile, Rodney Crowell, Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt have signed on to perform at the event, which already boasts recently added artists John Mellencamp, Dwight Yoakam, George Jones, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams Jr., Sheryl Crow, Jack Clement, Steve Earle and Larry Gatlin.
Free tickets to the event will be distributed via a lottery. Fans wishing to attend should send a post card with a name, address, and daytime telephone number to: Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute, PO Box 20003, Nashville, TN 37202. Only one entry per person will be accepted and must be received by Oct. 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET. A random drawing will be held Oct. 27 with winners notified by phone. Each will receive two tickets to the concert. - Click Here for the Full Story
siN's metal news reports: It appears TOMAHAWK's upcoming October shows in Europe have been cancelled / postponed. Must be those promoters...
"Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the mini European tour scheduled for late October by Tomahawk has been postponed indefinitely. We are very sorry to report this. The Halloween show in LA is still on. If you purchased tickets for the European tour, full refunds will be given to you at the point of purchase. The band is VERY disappointed and will try to reschedule these dates in 2004." .- Click Here for the Full Story
Aversion reports: Epitaph Records became the second independent label to release its music on iTunes, as the label announced the agreement yesterday.
Epitaph follows shortly on the heels of Matador's inclusion on Apple's pay-per-download site last week. (All of the label's new releases and "a big chunk" of its extensive back catalog will be included on the only-Apple-supported site.)- Click Here for the Full Story
Random data.. RIAA figures for sales: 1997
= 9915.1 million, 1998 = 11416 million, 1999 = 12,816 million, 2000
= 13,214.5 million, 2001 = 12909.4 million, 2002 = 12044.1 million
– So their sales increased with the advent of the mp3 but mysteriously
declined during a recession. One interesting fact to note the number
of titles released by RIAA members dropped by approx 10,000 between 1999
and 2001. Less supply = less demand?
Hi, I'm doing a report for a class and can't remember which metal band was sued for having backwards messages on their records. I thought it was Def Leppard but I can't find any information on that case online. Can you help me?
Response: If you play "Hysteria" backwards you can make out Joe Elliot saying "I wish I was Bon Jovi" and "we had to wimp-out to make more money" but they were not the band you are looking for. Actually, Ozzy and Judas Priest were both sued over the content of their music which the plaintiffs contended led to suicide. Our very own antiGUY tackled this topic a couple years ago and also detailed more recent cases involving Slayer and 3 Metallica fans from Arkansas who were accused of murder. You can find information on the Judas Priest case at this link as well. Hope it helps. Here is the link
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Snippets from some of the press releases that have come in over the past 24 hours
In Stores October 21 on Savoy Jazz
For Immediate Release,
Santa Monica, CA-Legendary label Savoy Jazz, home to arguably the greatest
jazz/bebop recordings ever made, is readying the release of "Bird Up-The
Charlie Parker Remix Project", an astounding tribute to the genius of Charlie
"Yardbird" Parker. Much more than just a conventional remix project,
modern day musical iconoclasts from every genre have assembled to lay down
their highly original interpretations of Parker's classic Savoy repertoire--circa
One of the artists featured is System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian who reworks Parkers classic Bird of Paradise and molds it into something both hauntingly dark and beautiful. Serj recorded the track in his own Serjical Strike Studios in Calabasas, CA. System of a Down is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to the multi-platinum Toxicity.