Jackson Molested Another?
AP reports: Detectives are investigating a new allegation of child abuse against pop star Michael Jackson involving a person who claims to have been victimized in the late 1980s, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office asked the LAPD to investigate the new allegation a month ago, said Mary Grady, commander of the department's public information office.
"The victim alleges the acts took place in the city of Los Angeles in the late 1980s," she said.
The allegations are being investigated by the Child Protective Section of the department's Juvenile Division. Grady declined to elaborate on such details as the age or sex of the alleged victim. - Click Here for the Full Story
TBM Bus Crash
RIFTrock reports: The Beautiful Mistake crashed their van while driving from Denver to Salt Lake City when it hit a patch of ice. Everyone in the band is ok and they will continue playing all dates on the //radiotakeover tour, however their trailer and some equiptment was damaged. - Click Here for the Full Story
Britney Reality Show?
Billboard reports: Is broadcast television ready for Britney Spears? Representatives for the pop princess are shopping a reality series featuring backstage footage of her life on tour, according to sources. Being pitched with the pun-style title "OnTourage," the series would follow the lives of Spears and her fellow dancers on the upcoming European leg of the Onyx Hotel Tour, her steamy concert outing. [see full story for more- Click Here for the Full Story
Interpol Soph September
Billboard reports: New York rock act Interpol is hard at work on its sophomore Matador album. The as-yet-untitled set is being targeted for a September release and re-teams Interpol with engineer Peter Katis, who assisted the group with its 2002 debut, "Turn on the Bright Lights." Confirmed tracks recorded so far include "NARC" and "Length of Love." [see full story for more- Click Here for the Full Story
NY Daily News reports: Courtney Love just can't catch a break. The singer and actress, whose trial on disorderly conduct and drug charges starts Friday in L.A., claims her New York apartment was burglarized by a woman posing as a cleaning lady last week. "She sat in the lobby for five hours and the concierge wouldn't let her up," Love told us. "Then she got in somehow and took all the cash in the house. It was only $600, but the b- got away with a bunch of bank documents, too." - Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS will be releasing a three-CD career retrospective, called "Box Of Scorpions", on May 25. The set features 51 tracks from throughout their recording history, which started with 1972's "Lonesome Crow". There aren't any unreleased songs on "Box Of Scorpions", but there are a few tracks that have only been released on best-of collections — "Over The Top" and "Life Goes Around" from 1997's "Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years", and "Cause I Love You" and "Bad For Good" from 2002's "Bad For Good: The Very Best Of The Scorpions" — as well as a cover of THE WHO's "I Can't Explain", which THE SCORPIONS recorded for the anti-drug Make A Difference Foundation. [see full story for tracks] - Click Here for the Full Story
Satriani, Deep Purple and
Satriani.com reports: Joe Satriani posted a message to his website announcing a tour "with Deep Purple and Thin Lizzy starting in mid-August. All outdoor shows!" See the full story link for all the details - Click Here for the Full Story
Lamb of God Reissue
RIFTrock reports: Prosthetic Records will be re-releasing Lamb of God's sophomore effort As The Palaces Burn with a bonus DVD. The special edition of the album will be out on June 8th.- Click Here for the Full Story
Damageplan and Drowning Pool
siN's metal news reports: DAMAGEPLAN and DROWNING POOL will be hooking up for a mini tour this May, right after they finish their stint on the Headbanger's Ball 2 tour. Here are all of the known dates:
May 8 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland
May 9 - Vancouver, BC @ Croatian Cultural Centre
May 11 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
May 12 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
May 14 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy
May 15 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House
May 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
May 17 - Boulder, CO @ Ogden Theater
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Sony BMG Merge Delay
AP reports: Worries about reduced competition in the music recording industry prompted the European Union to delay a decision on the proposed merger between the music units of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann AG, a spokesman for the group's regulatory agency said Tuesday. - Click Here for the Full Story
Euro Fear Factory
Loud Planet reports: Fear Factory have confirmed their first UK dates in three years. Dates are as follows: 21st June 2004 - London Astoria; 22nd - Manchester Academy; 23rd - Glasgow QMU. - Click Here for the Full Story
Alice Cooper UK
Loud Planet reports: Alice Cooper will play a one-off UK show on 27th June 2004 at the Hammersmith Carling Apollo, London, as part of his European tour. Tickets are priced at £25.00 are on sale now. - Click Here for the Full Story
Wes Borland Speaks
Eat The Day reports: Wes Borlan posted an update to the Eat the Day website. Here is part of his message (see full story for the rest): Hey, So here's a few things... First of all, now that Eat the Day has been put on the shelf for a while... maybe forever, I've been up to a few things. The Rob Zombie album was a good outlet for a few weeks. We finished the demos and have about 16 songs ready to go, but Rob has to spend 100% of his time working on his new movie right now, so further recording has been pushed back to July. In the wake of this Zombie postponement, I started to fiddle around with some music of my own, and it seems to be turning into a pretty serious solo effort. I've contacted a few friends to be a part of this project and they all seem excited. I'm thrilled about it because I really feel like the 13 songs I have represent the headspace I am in musically at this point in my life. I'm trying to create a sound that mixes together everything I am inspired by right now, which includes an arsenal of instruments that I have not been able to incorperate into anything I've tried previously. I don't want to get too much into exactly what it's going to be like, as it is still taking shape and is all subject to revision.- Click Here for the Full Story
Danzig Sets Release
I Ate Your Microphone reports: Danzig's new album expected out in late May/early June through Regain Records will include the following song-titles amongst others when it is released: 'Skincarver', '1000 Devils Reign', 'Netherbound', 'Circle Of Snakes', 'When We Were Dead', 'Black Angel, White Angel', 'Skull Forest', 'Hellmask' and 'My Darkness'. - Click Here for the Full Story
Early Manson Issue
I Ate Your Microphone reports: Marilyn Manson's original recordings with his former trio Marilyn Manson And The Spooky Kids have been recompiled for an official release next week, under the name of "Lunch Boxes And Choklit Cows". - Click Here for the Full Story
Net Music Countdown reports: Jet Guitarist Cameron Muncey chimes in with his opinion on the band's sound. "There have always been bands that sounded like the sixties, but we don't see ourselves as a band from that era,'" he says. "We don't draw a line in the sand between now and then. Maybe in 200 years, the distance people put between 1970 and 2000 won't matter. Who knows who was first, Mozart or Beethoven? Does it even matter? A good song is a good song." [see full story for a bit on thier heavy party early days]- Click Here for the Full Story
Maroon 5 Almost Didn't Happen
Net Music Countdown reports: We already know Maroon 5 used to be a dismally boring band called Kara's Flowers. But we didn't know that Maroon 5 almost didn't exist as a result.
Singer/guitarist Andy Levine recalls, "There was a moment where we all questioned whether this band was going to work but we got over that hump and we know it obviously has worked."
"You just have to be patient and keep plugging along even if you experience massive failure as we did, but I think that was probably one of the best things that has happened to us," says Levine.- Click Here for the Full Story
Electric Six UK
Ananova reports: Electric Six have announced a short UK tour to warm up for their appearance at the Download Festival.
The Detroit band will be embarking on a five date tour starting in Middlesbrough on May 31 and finishing in Exeter on June 4, reports XFM. [see full story for dates] - Click Here for the Full Story
Muse Singer Injured
Ananova reports: Muse have been forced to cancel shows on their US tour after Matt Bellamy suffered a horrific onstage accident.
The singer had to be taken to hospital after injuring himself with his guitar during a show in Atlanta, reports NME.com.
One fan told NME: "During their fifth song he smashed his face into his guitar. I noticed something was wrong immediately because he leaned over to his roadie and pointed to his mouth, then I looked and it looked as if someone was pouring a water bottle down his face constantly, but it was blood.
"He kept spitting up more and more blood until he started to sing, and before he could finish the first few lines he quickly removed his guitar and only said: "I can't sing, I've f***ed my face up!" and they all rushed off stage." - Click Here for the Full Story
Libertines & Badly Drawn
Boy T in The Park
Ananova reports: The Libertines and Badly Drawn Boy are the latest acts to be confirmed for this year's T in the Park festival.
NME.com reports that the band will play songs from their forthcoming second album when they appear on the NME Stage. - Click Here for the Full Story
press release reports: You Are the Quarry, the first new solo material in seven years by Morrissey, is to be released May 18th in the US on Sanctuary's revamped imprint, Attack. Recorded in Los Angeles and London, Quarry is an album of original songs using keyboards interwoven with crunchy guitars that work to create a lush, musical backdrop. From mandolin to flute to harp to moog keyboard, the album's richly textured musical layers see Morrissey exploring new musical territory.
"There are no links to the past. This is a much brighter sounding album, than much of my previous work. We've turned the page with Quarry. It's a dynamic album and I couldn't be any happier."
Quarry was produced by Jerry Finn, one of the most in-demand producers working today, who was behind massive selling hit albums by pop-punk rockers such as Blink-182, AFI and Green Day. - Click Here for the Full Story
Press Release reports: Ghostride (featuring members formerly of Will Haven, Tinfed, Oddman) are in the process of recording songs for their debut full length to be released on their own Distruktor Records. The album, currently untitled is being produced by Eric Stenman (Far, Gameface, 7 Seconds) and is being targeted for an early summer release. The Ghostride camp has just launched a new website and will be filming a video for "Diamondhawk" to be shot by Brad Oates from Trainwreck Productions. They have decided to release their early EP to the public in a limited pressing and are currently selling them through their official website, www.ghostrideband.com. The EP can also be sampled on Audiolunchbox.com. - Click Here for the Full Story
press release reports: Capitol Records has set the upcoming release of "HOUSE OF SECRETS," the eagerly awaited second album from acclaimed dark metallists OTEP. The album - which follows 2002's triumphant debut, "SEVAS TRA" - is due to arrive in stores coast to coast on July 27th.
"HOUSE OF SECRETS" was produced by Greg Wells, known for his work with a diverse range of artists, including the Deftones, Michelle Branch, and Elton John. The album - recorded late last year at Los Angeles' Rocket Carousel Studios - features a stunning evolution in the OTEP sound, a passionate, dangerous musical vision fuelled by the remarkable creative artistry of singer/poet Otep Shamaya. Tracks such as "Sepsis" and "Warhead" are both provocative and unsettling, marked by Shamaya's howling vocals and uncompromising lyrical genius. The album features guest drumming on six tracks by Slipknot/Murderdolls basher Joey Jordison. Extreme, experimental and altogether explosive, "HOUSE OF SECRETS" takes modern metal to a challenging, astonishing new plane.
OTEP will presage the album's release by returning to the annual Ozzfest tour. The Los Angeles-based band - whose intense performances were considered highlights of the 2001 and 2002 treks- Click Here for the Full Story
press release reports: DISHWALLA will perform a unique live show with the renowned 55-piece Golden State Symphony orchestra at the historic Warner Grand Theater. The Santa Barbara band is scheduled to join the symphony on stage for a special one-night only performance, followed by a 75-minute set of original DISHWALLA songs.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2004 - 8 PM - $27.00
Advance tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster or @ www.warnergrand.org
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