Day In Rock 9/2: Sum 41- Limp Bizkit -Live, Fuel, 311- Slayer- Jane's Addiction, The Music, MTV2- The Eagles and Dixie Chicks- Mushroomhead- Poison- The Offspring- Charles Bronson
Kind of a slow news day due to the Holiday here in the U.S. but we do have a few stories for you, plus a "what are they up to now?" report. - Keavin
41 Wanna Be Metallica
Rolling Stone reports: Canadian punk-pop combo Sum 41 will start writing the follow-up to 2002's Does This Look Infected next month in their hometown of Toronto.
"It's going to be more metal-ish," bassist Cone McCaslin told Rolling Stone. "More of a Master of Puppets thing, but Deryck Whibley, can't sing like James Hetfield, so there's going to be a lot of choruses. Like 'Still Waiting' [from Infected] -- heavy verses and melodic choruses. I don't think there's going to be too many pop songs."
The band will polish songs throughout the fall and hit the studio with producer/manager Greig Nori in February.
Fuel, 311 Go T-Mobile
Pollstar reports: You always knew that cell phone would come in handy one day. But did you ever think it'd be your ticket into a concert? Well, now it could be.
putting on a little show - make that five little shows - for the technology
savvy. All five gigs will take place in different locations on September
4. Featured performers include Ashanti (Brooklyn), Jason Mraz (Chicago),
Fuel (Philly), Live (Dallas) and 311 (Los Angeles).
Here comes the techno part: tickets can be won by submitting "text-to-win" messages for T-Mobile customers, or by logging onto t-mobile.com to register.
Then, once at the concert, fans with the ultra hip camera phones can snap photos and send them into t-mobile.com. This is one time it's OK to take photos of the band. Those who can't make it in person can watch via simultaneous Web cast.
Tickets can also be won through good old-fashioned local radio station promotions.
Calls On Fans
siN's metal news reports: SLAYER is looking for rare and personal photographs, stories, memorabilia, drawings, etc. that play a big part of SLAYER's past and present. If you are a hardcore SLAYER fan and you think you have something special we want to see it! Send all submissions by September 30th to:
ATTN: SLAYER FAN
Sanctuary Artist Management
301 Arizona Ave. #200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Addiction, The Music 2 Rock MTV2 B-day Bash
NME reports: JANE'S ADDICTION, THE MUSIC, THE DARKNESS, THE THRILLS and THE RAPTURE will play at MTV2's fifth birthday party.
The event, which takes place on September 30 at the London Brixton Academy, will be broadcast live on the station from 6pm on the day of the gig.
Details on how to get tickets will be announced in the coming weeks. - Click Here for the Full Story
Eagles and Dixie Chicks Plan Benefit for Recording Artist
Launch reports: The Eagles and the Dixie Chicks will play a co-headlining benefit concert for the Recording Artists Coalition on October 12 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. Eagles singer-drummer Don Henley is a founder of the organization, which works to create a better and more fair working environment for musicians, and the Dixie Chicks are longtime active members. Further information about the show is expected soon.- Click Here for the Full Story
President Bush is not expected to attend
The Prp reports: Mushroomhead have had a change of plans regarding their upcoming new album "XIII". Rather than including the song "Along The Way" as a bonus hidden track on the effort, the group have decided to instead include a cover of Seal's "Crazy". "XIII" will see a release on October 14th through Republic/Universal. - Click Here for the Full Story.
Blabbermouth reports: Hard rock band POISON lost their stage, sound system, several instruments and multiple other items after one of their transport trucks caught fire Sunday morning (August 31) en route to the band's gig in Clarkston, Michigan.
"At approximately 3:00 a.m. CST one of POISON's transport trucks was disabled due to a fire beginning at the rear axel," reads an official press release on the incident. "Attempts were made by both the driver and the crew to extinguish the flames to no avail. Those attempts were halted after it was determined that there was pyro on the truck and it was more important to clear the immediate area and wait for local fire assistance for the safety of the crew and general public.
"The band lost their stage, sound system, several instruments and multiple other items. The full effect will not be known until the band and crew can go through the salvage truck and fully inspect all remaining gear upon their arrival in Nashville September 1st.
"… The band will also finish their tour as planned with no shows being missed due to this incident.
"The band thanks their fans for their understanding and continued support, especially under these circumstances."
Burning spandex doesn't not a pleasant smell, make.
Blabbermouth reports: LIMP BIZKIT's huge free concert at Finsbury Park in London this weekend is to be broadcast live on MTV, according to Ananova.
The 40,000-capacity gig will be screened on the MTV Europe network in a program entitled "A Night with Limp Bizkit".
The 90-minute concert will be preceded by a 60-minute countdown show featuring exclusive interviews in which the band talk about their upcoming album, "Results May Vary".
After the live concert on September 6, highlights of the live performance and evening in Finsbury Park will be also showcased online across MTV Network's 10 European web sites.- Click Here for Full Story
are they up to now special: Offspring Guitarist Breaks A Finger
Got this little tidbit from the official Offspring website - Noodles wrote an update to his diary last week, here are some excerpts for those curious what's going on in the Offspring land (heavily edited): I'm typing this with only one good hand because I broke the little finger on my left hand at the knuckle. I can't play guitar right now, I can't surf, and I should probably stay off the skateboard for a little while, but I figured that I'd better do something constructive. That's why I'm writing this. I've just made a fresh pot of coffee, opened a new pack of smokes, set my ipod to shuffle the "Metal Shop" playlist (lame Vixen song right now), and I'm all set to try to remember what we've been up to for the last few months. Well, here goes….
(Ipod just switched to Hendrix. Now we're talking.)
We've been able to get Jim from Pennywise and Jack from TSOL to come in and sing some backups on our new record….
(Iron Maiden on the ipod now. Nice.)
Speaking of Pennywise, I got to see them last week at the Warped Tour's stop in Long Beach. They were great. The crowd was f**king nuts. I took my daughter and one of her friends to the show….Rancid and Rufio were two other bands that stood out that day. I'm really looking forward to Rancid's new record.
(The Cult now. "Love Removal Machine." Reminds me of the hilarious way we used to cover this song. Both Dexter and Higgins can really nail Ian's Vocals)
My kid is no longer into all that boy/girl band type of stuff. Her new favorite band is Simple Plan, whose very energetic antics we got to see from backstage at the Warped show….
("Live Wire" by The Crue)
We also got to watch Sum 41 from backstage. They too are super nice Canadian boys and they put on an awesome show. They are all really good players and they're energy level is always way up there. My daughter and I both love this band, but for different reasons. She really admires their song-craft and musical acumen, whereas I just think they're so totally cute and awesome…
(AC/DC; "Dirty Deeds." Godhead!)
Dexter had a 4th of July party and it was there that I broke my finger. It was really a stupid accident. He has this old school, down-hill sort of skateboard that looked kind of fun. Not so much, as it turns out. I didn't even make it all the way down his driveway before I hit a crack in the pavement and was sent rolling out into the street. If I wasn't so worried about spilling beer in my right hand, I might not have broken the other one, but we all have our priorities. And I didn't spill one precious drop. After about three hours in the emergency room, getting X-rayed and waiting around, we got back to the party for a last beer and a shot with the boys.
(OMFG! The current song on my playlist is Motley Crue's version of "Anarchy in the UK." I don't want to be critical, but this f**king version blows. They should've stuck to "Live Wire")
(Okay, better song now. "Up in the Sky" by Joe Satriani. )
He goes on… As you can see, aside from the broken finger, not much going on in the land of the Offspring at the moment. But Noodles diary was good for some minor chuckles on this Tuesday after a holiday weekend.
If members of the RIAA are reading this, we don't know if Noodles obtained those songs legally and we do not know his ISP or IP address.
Our final story for today isn't rock related but worth printing:
Joal Ryan from E! reports: Charles Bronson's résumé is not for the faint of heart: Death Wish, Death Hunt, Love and Bullets, Assassination.
The character actor turned action star, whose tough-guy persona was rivaled in the 1970s only by Clint Eastwood, died Saturday with his wife, Kim, at his side. He was 81.
Bronson had been in grave condition for several weeks with pneumonia, hospitalized at Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Bronson's career spanned more than 80 movies, nearly 50 years and a trio of alpha-male classics, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and The Dirty Dozen.
Like his contemporary Eastwood, Bronson didn't achieve leading tough-guy status until middle age. Also like Eastwood, his breakthrough was aided by a Sergio Leone spaghetti western, in Bronson's case, 1969's Once Upon a Time in the West.
While Eastwood went on to tap into good, old-fashioned American male rage in the Dirty Harry movies, Bronson did his part for the repressed majority in the Death Wish series. - Click Here for the Full Story
Snippets from some of the press releases that have come in over the past 24 hours
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