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Rockdirt reports: Courtney Love tells People magazine she tried to make her recent drug overdose "fun" for her 11-year-old daughter Frances Bean Cobain. "That's the only time my daughter has ever, ever, ever pitched in on one of my little crises," Love said. "I made it fun. I said it was going to be gross and I was going to have to make myself throw up but it was going to be OK." Days later Frances was put in the care of Cobain's mother Wendy O'Connor and a bitter custody battle has since erupted.-- Click Here for the Full Story
Our next fun adventure will be a trip to the crack house!
CNN reports: - You've got to admit there's some poetic justice to it: a company feuding with Johnny Rotten over the release of a vintage punk rock box set.
Rhino Records is
releasing a four-CD, 100-song punk retrospective on October
28, titled "No Thanks!: The '70s Punk Rebellion."
But that wasn't its original name.
The company wanted to call the box, "Ever Get the Feeling You've Been Cheated?" For music trivia buffs, those were the words spoken into the microphone by Johnny Rotten as the Sex Pistols left the stage after their final concert before breaking up in 1978.
Then Rotten, born John Lydon, found outabout Rhino's plans when he was interviewed this summer by a reporter from The Washington Post.
"It's a (expletive) insult to be using my quote to back up product that I have nothing to do with," he told the Post. "To my mind, that's fraudulent marketing, plain and simple. I don't care how much homage they pay to me in the liner notes. They want to use me from a distance and I find that just unacceptable."
Lydon conveyed the same message to Rhino, said Marc Salata, product manager of the box set.
Rhino was already disappointed because the Sex Pistols wouldn't license any of their songs for the project. The box includes the Clash, Ramones, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, the Jam and Patti Smith -- with the Pistols a major hole.
The title, "No Thanks!," has dual meanings, Salata explained. At the time, the punk bands were saying, "no thanks" to the popular music of the day. And although many of the musicians are revered today, they received relatively little public support at the time.
Left unspoken is
a "no thanks" to the Sex Pistols.
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Look, there's only TWO kindsa people in this world--- good people, and BASTARDS. Nuthin' else enters into it.
From Epic reports: On September 12 and 13, 2000, Rage Against the Machine played two shows at Los Angeles' historic Grand Olympic Auditorium. Always one of music's most dynamic and passionate live acts, the shows would turn out to be the band's final performances together.
Fortunately, the concerts were documented and Epic Records is proud to release the Live At The Grand Olympic Auditorium CD/DVD.
for Live At The Grand Olympic Auditorium
is as follows:
01. Program Start
02. Bulls On Parade
04. Calm Like A Bomb
05. Bullet In The Head
06. Sleep Now In The Fire
07. War Within A Breath
08. I'm Housin'
09. Killing In The Name
10. Born Of A Broken Man
11. No Shelter
12. Guerilla Radio
13. How I Could Just Kill A Man
14. Kick Out The Jams
17. People Of The Sun
18. Know Your Enemy
Bonus: Rage live
performance at the Democratic National Convention 2000
01. Bulls On Parade
03. Guerrilla Radio
04. Sleep Now In The Fire
06. Killing In The Name
01. Bulls On Parade
02. Bullet In Your Head
03. Born Of A Broken Man
04. Killing In The Name
05. Calm Like A Bomb
08. War Within A Breath
09. I'm Housin'
10. Sleep Now In The Fire
11. People Of The Sun
12. Guerrilla Radio
13. Kick Out The Jams
14. Know Your Enemy
15. No Shelter
. -Click Here for the Full Story
Make It Official
siN's metal news reports: Here's straight from the official METALLICA site Metallica.com about EVERYTHING that's been going on:
"The rumors have been flying, web sites and message boards have been burning up and in the meantime, we found ourselves trying to cope with a most un-METALLICA-like situation; the prospect of canceling a tour.
We're really sorry we've kept you hanging over the last few days. Here's the real deal - we've been going non-stop for the last 18 months with recording St. Anger, press, touring, and all the stuff that goes with that, and honestly, we're fried. To top it off, Lars has a rotator cuff injury that dates back to the 'Black' album touring days and it's flared up again in the last couple of weeks. So unfortunately we will have to miss out on touring in South America. Big time apologies go out to our friends in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and all of you who were planning to travel there.
We know we've been unusually quiet, but before we announced anything, we wanted to make sure that we would 100% be able to keep our commitment to our Japanese friends. We are really psyched that with the extra rest and treatment that Lars and everyone else will get over the next few weeks, we will now be able to head over to Japan as scheduled.
Thanks for all your concerns and well wishes while we sorted this all out. We'll be back on the road soon."
So, to recap:
- Lars has a rotator cuff injury
- South American tour IS canceled, but Japan is NOT
- Band is going to take some time off, but WILL be back on the road
.- Click Here for the Full Story
But it's rumored that Lars did recently pick up an endorsement from Monarch Cooking Wear. A company that is said to offer more bang for your buck!
Upset About Radio
AP reports: R.E.M guitarist Peter Buck is a bit miffed that the group's newer music doesn't get much air time.
"We do really good work, and I hate to brag but our records are better than most people's records," Buck told reporters. "So sometimes it kind of hurts my feelings when I see a record that is obviously a piece of garbage, and everyone knows its garbage, and the guy can't sing, and then we put out a really good record and they don't put it on the radio because it doesn't fit the formats."
R.E.M. is releasing
a greatest hits album Tuesday called "In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003."
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They're new CD "Yesterday's News" will be in stores sometime in 2004 containing the hit song "Air Rage!"
Yup more Ozzy news, this one is somewhat related to his and Sharon's butchering of his first two solo albums by rerecording parts so they could avoid paying royalties.
Blabbermouth reports: A Federal Appeals Court has unanimously upheld the dismissal of the lawsuit brought by former OZZY OSBOURNE session musicians Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake. The lawsuit, filed against Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne in 1998, had sought royalties and credits on Ozzy's classic studio albums "Blizzard of Oz" and "Diary of a Madman". The lawsuit was dismissed last year by the United States District Court in Los Angeles, and this week the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal, ruling that Ozzy does not owe any royalties or credit to the former session musicians, who were let go in 1981. Since their initial release twenty-three years ago, these two classic Ozzy records have sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
Ozzy Osbourne stated: "The truth always prevails."
Orin Snyder, the
attorney for Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, stated: "This decision is a complete
vindication of Ozzy and Sharon and confirms what we have been saying all
long — that this worthless lawsuit was a waste of the courts' precious
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Paul Jones Producing The Datsuns
Digital-noise reports: The Datsuns have confirmed Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones will produce their second album.
The band have been writing new material after finishing their massive world tour this summer. The band will now start recording the follow up to their 2002 eponymous debut with the star in the coming months.
Speaking previously, Dolf said: "It's going really well considering that we've been on the road for two years and had no time to write or rehearse.
"We've got eight
songs written. It's a pretty much a rock and roll record but there's going
to be songs on the new record that are actually older than the ones on
the first album. We're ready to try out some of the old songs that we maybe
didn't think worked live so we'll try and work on those in the studio."
.- Click Here for the Full Story
Billboard reports: Avril Lavigne's "My World" DVD, due Nov. 4 from Arista Records and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, will premiere the day prior with screenings at AMC Theaters in 24 U.S. cities. The artist will attend the premiere in New York, at the AMC Empire 25 Theatres in Times Square..- Click Here for the Full Story
I'm like in a movie, it like makes me feel like Courtney Love in like that movie Sid and Nancy. You know, it was like the one about the Ramones.
Sued For Piracy
Tinfoil music reports: In a surprise move, the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) has launched a suit against Australian ISP E-Talk Communications. 'If things don't change we'll be going after more ISPs,'
Up to this point ISPs have been considered innocent bystanders, for the most part, in the ongoing music piracy fight. They have long claimed that they can not control what individual users do with the service provided without violating numerous privacy laws and policies and it has worked for them as this is the first case anywhere where an ISP is being sued directly.
The ARIA's suit claims that E-Talk is directly profitting from music piracy and as a result is seeking its pound of flesh. 'This case proves what the music industry has been saying about the Internet industry for many years, that music piracy is an integral part of the ISP business model,' Speck told ZDNet Australia. Speck claims to have proof that the ISPs do in fact know how much file-sharing is being done on their networks and is doing nothing to stop them.
The charges stemmed
from an 11 month investigation into wwwascap-doesnt-want-labels-to-promote-their-artists-go-with-bmi-next-times4free.net, which was hosted
by E-Talk subsidiary Comcen Internet Services, by MIPI.
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Chart Attack reports: It's been a while since we've heard anything from our pals in Default. You remember Default, right? They were Chad Kroeger's little buddy band of 2002, pre-dating current Nickelback sidekicks, Theory Of A Deadman. After touring non-stop with the ‘Back in support of their debut album, The Fallout, Default all but disappeared.
Turns out the Vancouver-based band were doing what most bands do after wrapping up promotional and touring duties for a successful album — they were off recording the follow-up. Default recently completed a new album, Elocation, which will be in stores on November 25.
Here's a tracklisting for Elocation:
"Who Folllowed Who"
"Taking My Life Away"
"Throw It All Away"
"Made To Lie"
"Crossing The Line"
"All She Wrote"
"Let You Down" (acoustic bonus track)
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This is an interesting way to promote your new band. From TPGLA: If you didn't see it the first time around, check out the Courtney Love Back-story on the E! Entertainment Network, Sat Oct 25th at 1pm. If you think Love can throw down attitude, wait until you hear how her x-band mate Jennifer Finch currently of The Shocker handles band disagreements!
Repeatedly mentioned for her involvement with Love's first band It is now official legend that Finch departed Sugar Babylon by throwing her bass at Love -- narrowly missing her............but you don't have to miss the Shocker!
Jennifer Finch's new band the Shocker will be performing in Los Angeles, Nov 20th with Zeke at the Troubadour. Also, check out the Shocker's recent release "Up Your Ass Tray" (Little Pusher Records/Oglio) -- available nationwide. The band will be recording their debut full-length CD this winter and will be playing live in your town soon. More info below: Jennifer Precious Finch's (ex L7 / OSP/Sugar Babylon) new band .- Click Here for the Full Story
No come on are they really trying to be shocking by calling their CD "Up Your Ass Tray". Expect little things from this band.
Billboard reports: Rock act 3 Doors Down will release a six-song live EP, "Another 700 Miles," Nov. 11 via Universal.
The disc sports the new track "It's Not Me," a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "That Smell," and such rock radio hits as "When I'm Gone," "Kryptonite," "Here Without You" and "Duck & Run."
Each album will be
bundled with a VIP pass allowing the buyer special access to select shows
on 3 Doors Down's fall North American tour. The trek hits Hartford, Conn.
Thursday and is scheduled to run through Nov. 29 in Tupelo, Miss. Along
the way, the group will play Nov. 18 on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
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Digital-Noise reports: POD were forced to postpone a gig in Germany after literally bringing down the house with their soundcheck.
The band were due to play a surprise show as part of a contest hosted by Einslive radio on Tuesday, October 21st, but were forced to reschedule the gig till the following day, after large pieces of the ceiling fell down during the band's soundcheck.
The Christian rock
band, also known as Payable On Death, played the gig to fans at the safer
venue of Oberhausen on Wednesday.
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