Before we begin, I'd like to take a moment out in remembrance of those lost in the September 11th attacks. Buildings can be rebuilt but lives are lost forever. We should never forget them or others who lost their lives in the name of our freedom.
Park DVD and Meteora "Regurgitation" Coming
MTV reports: Always ones to keep something on their release schedule for fans to look forward to, Linkin Park are planning a live album and DVD for November.
"We taped a couple of Summer Sanitarium shows, knowing very well that a lot of the people who wanted to see that tour weren't going to see it," rapper Mike Shinoda said of the outing, during which Linkin Park opened for Metallica and Limp Bizkit. "I think it's really beautiful. It's done on 35 mm [film] for the most part. Usually our stuff is done on DV for that home video kind of feel, but we really wanted artistically to make it a little more mature. It's a cool-looking thing."
Linkin Park have yet to title the product or finalize a track list, but fans can expect to see the band at its heaviest.
….Though Linkin Park decided to do a live release rather than a remix collection like they did last time they were between studio LPs, they'll put out some Meteora remixes via various channels in the coming months. Click Here for the Full Story
Did this conversation really take place?
LP Manager: Hey Mike, we need to make some more money. Do you have any new songs?
Mike: No. Why don't we just regurgitate the songs on "Meteora" like we did with "Hybrid Theory"? The kids bought it up last time!
LP Manager: Great idea! More money, no new songs! We can again cash in on the same songs twice, Brilliant! And we can put out a live DVD too!
Are They Up To Now Special: Pixies Reunion
NME.com reports: Cult indie rockers PIXIES are to reunite for a tour next April, according to Internet reports.
The band officially split in 1993 after recording five albums together. They are still revered by critics and an ever-growing legion of fans - the band's 1989 album 'Doolittle' was voted Number Two album of all time by NME and NME.COM's writers in our recent Greatest Albums Of All Time poll.
…MTV reports the band - Black, guitarist Joey Santiago, bassist Kim Deal and drummer David Lovering will go on a world tour in April, with the possibility of a new studio LP, the band's first since 1991's 'Trompe Le Monde'.. - Click Here for the Full Story
Go 3 Doors Down
Metal Underground reports: After Seether's final date on Sept. 27th, the band will take a couple weeks off and then they'll be right back on the road with 3 Doors Down (and Shinedown) starting on October 16th and running through November 14th. Those tour dates sa far are as follows:
University Hempstead NY
10/17/2003 Asbury Park Convention Hall Asbury Park NJ
10/18/2003 Washington College Chestertown MD
10/21/2003 Erie Civic Center Complex Erie PA
10/25/2003 Electric Factory Philadelphia PA
10/31/2003 Riverside Centroplex Baton Rouge LA
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Chart Attack reports: Near the end of the Smashing Pumpkins' rocked-out nursery rhyme "Today" the cherubic-faced frontman Billy Corgan, sings, "I want to turn you on."
With numerous passages like this one stored away in the Corgan files the ex-leader of the Pumpkins (and now of Zwan) will no doubt try to do exactly that as he's taking a batch of his lyrical gems to golden stage of a poetry reading.
To kick start Chicago's 31st annual Reading Series, Corgan will polish up on his knowledge of stanzas, verses and other poetic devices by giving a multi-media performance of some his favourite lines to take place on September 17. - Click Here for the Full Story
Morph Into Led Zeppelin
siN's metal news reports: METALLICA dressed up like LED ZEPPELIN at a photo shoot for Esquire magazine for a 70th anniversary special. The idea behind the shoot was to have current artists portray certain music icons. METALLICA was asked to portray the legendary LED ZEPPELIN and they agreed.the pictures can be found in the following link. Beware your eyes: .- Click Here for the Full Story
4 George Harrison
Two George Harrison related stories for you today.
AP reports: The guitar that George Harrison played on the rooftop of Apple Records is for sale.
The custom-made Fender Rosewood Telecaster will be auctioned off Saturday and Sunday in Los Angeles and through eBay. Harrison played it on Jan. 30, 1969, on the roof of Apple during the Beatles' last public performance.
The following December,
Harrison gave the guitar to musician Delaney Bramlett. The guitar is expected
to sell for $250,000.
.- Learn more with the Full Story .
Reuters Reports: A film chronicling last fall's star-studded George Harrison tribute at London's Royal Albert Hall will open Oct. 3 in select U.S. cities.
Filmed in high definition and recorded in 5.1 surround sound, "A Concert for George" will be released worldwide on DVD in November.
Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton served as the music director for the event, which featured appearances by Harrison's surviving Beatles bandmates, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr , as well as friends Jeff Lynne , Tom Petty , Joe Brown , Anoushka Shankar and Billy Preston .
The theatrical engagement will open in New York, Los Angeles and other select U.S. cities to be determined. All proceeds from the concert, the film and the DVD will benefit the Material World Charitable Foundation, founded by Harrison in 1973. - Learn more with the Full Story
Left Ozzy Hangin'
Here is another chapter in the public soap opera that is the Osbournes. We miss our old evil "Prince of Darkness".
AP reports: Sharon
Osbourne said she briefly left her husband, Ozzy, around the time their
teenage son, Jack, entered rehab this spring.
The Osbourne matriarch said that while the family was waiting for a bed to become available for Jack at a treatment center, her rock-star husband continued abusing alcohol and prescription drugs himself.
"I just said, 'You just have to stop,' and he didn't. And I said, 'Well then, I'm going.' And I packed my bags, and I left," Sharon Osbourne told Barbara Walters in an interview for ABC's "20/20."
The separation lasted just a few days, she said.
"The minute I left, the next morning, he gave up drinking. But I needed to make sure that he was on a roll. That he really meant it," the 50-year-old Osbourne said. "And, after four days, I came back to see him. And he was trying so hard. So hard. Still is clean and sober." - Click Here Full Story
Insert smartass comment here about if you had to live in that family you'd need alcohol and drugs too.
DMB, Lips Get X-massy
Lets ramp up for the Xmas selling season early! For those who need that contemporary yuletide cheer, mark your calendars for Nov. 4th for the like totally punk rawk x-mas song from Advil… opps Avril.
Billboard reports: Nettwerk America has set a Nov. 4 release date for "Maybe This Christmas, Too," a holiday compilation album featuring tracks by the Flaming Lips, Barenaked Ladies and Dave Matthews Band, among others.
Here is the track listing for "Maybe This Christmas, Too":
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"Spotlight on Christmas," Rufus Wainwright "The Winter Song," Eisley "O Holy Night," Avril Lavigne & Chantal Kreviazuk "Xmas Cake," Rilo Kiley "Silent Night," Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan "Donde Esta Santa Claus?," Guster "Rudy," Be Good Tanyas "Christmas Song," Dave Matthews Band "Go Tell It on the Mountain," Oh Susanna "Green Christmas," Barenaked Ladies "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," Martina Sorbera "Donna & Blitzen," Badly Drawn Boy "White Christmas," the Flaming Lips "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," Sixpence None the Richer
Snippets from some of the press releases that have come in over the past 24 hours
Party Hard In LA!
From Harper PR: On Saturday, September 6th, Dishwalla celebrated its tenth year anniversary and the release of their first live CD, Greetings … From The Flow State, with a slamming performance at the legendary Key Club. The sold out venue was packed and rocking as JR. Richards (lead singer), Pete Maloney (drummer), Jim Woods (keyboard), Rodney Browning Cravens (guitar) and Scott Alexander (bass) delivered a solid straight three-hour show from their full-blown guitar cranking set, to their more intimate acoustic moments.
The band performed an electrifying line-up of songs from their previous three albums and invited Marko 72 from the band Sugarcult as well as Tonic's bass player, Dan Lavery, to come jam with them – a surprise gift for Dishwalla's fans who kept their energy on all night. But the biggest surprise was given to the band, courtesy of their manager, when during their classic "Suspicious Minds" cover, an Elvis impersonator jumped up on stage and surprised the boys singing the song in lieu of JR.
They forgot to mention that the band also premiered their new video for the single "Home" which features footage from their Navy Goodwill tour as well as some funny excerpts from their new DVD. Your gonna love the airport intercom scene.