Timberlake To Play Sex Pistol
Washington Times reports: John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, said he would pick Justin Timberlake to play him in a new film based on his autobiography.
Mr. Lydon says Mr. Timberlake agreed to play the former Sex Pistol — as long as the punk rocker stays away from the set. - Click Here for the Full Story
Maybe they will get Avril to play Nancy? Better yet, Britney!
Korn Crack Dealer
Digital Noise reports: Jonathan Davis will be appearing in a film called "Seeing Other People", which is due to be in theatres on May 7th. Davis will be playing the role of a crack dealer. [see full story for more details on the film] - Click Here for the Full Story
Warped 03 DVD
Digital Noise reports: The Warped Tour will be releasing a DVD featuring performances from a number of bands on the 2003 tour.
"Vans Warped Tour '03 DVD" is due for release June 22nd via Kung Fu Records. The film goes on-stage and behind-the-scenes of the trek, and sports performances by Rancid, the Used, the Ataris, Andrew W.K., Pennywise, Sum 41, Less Than Jake, Simple Plan and Face To Face, among others.
The DVD sports an hour's worth of interviews with performers and tour personnel, plus an extensive photo gallery that can be matched with various soundtracks. Artwork was provided by painter Robert Williams, best known for creating the cover art for Guns N' Roses' "Appetite for Destruction." [see full story for track list]- Click Here for the Full Story
Man Beaten at HC Concert
siN's metal news reports: [What follows is an edited version of an email sent to siN's metal news from daughter of the victim's girlfriend. - there is a lot more to the story so click the full story link that follows to read it all, including a message from the promoter.] My mother, her boyfriend Warren, my boyfriend and I all went to see SIX FEET UNDER…. Warren, although 51 in age, is a hardcore fan and hardcore guitarist and you would not know he was 51 if you spent even five minutes talking to him. He has backed up bands such Henry Rollins, Black Flag, Ramones, The DK's, Naked Raygun, Fear Factory, Hate Breed, and many more! He knows the hardcore scene, as well as mosh pit ethics and codes… Out of nowhere, one of these Straightedge short kids walked up to his back reached over another two rows of people and sucker punched him from the BACK with BRASS KNUCKLES. Warren, not knowing what the hell happened, turned around to see what was going on, only to be beaten down before he realized what happened. As soon as he turned around 7-10 more kids were waiting for him, brass knuckles, and mouth guards in and began punching him. I saw him disappear into the crowd… the crowd was moving towards the door. He was knocked unconscious before he even hit the floor. These kids continued to kick him, at least 10 times in the chest and back (you can see the footprints on his shirt) and at least 20 times in the head, the ER Doctor said probably more since he could feel 20 bumps already forming, chances are he got kicked more than that. Remember: …Apparently someone started calling these kids by name and told them to get off… one of the pussies's leaned over and ripped Warren's earring out (way to go tough guy). By the time I got to Warren, he was still unconscious, not moving, and a pool of blood a half and inch think and at least 12 inches in diameter was growing underneath his head. I saw blood coming from his left eye, his mouth, and his nose. He was laying on his right side. All this happened in less than 60 seconds, I kid you not. … I drove Warren to the hospital so he'd get there faster and cheaper than an ambulance. He got right in when the nurses saw his condition. In a nutshell- he had a concussion, a broken nose, a sprained left wrist, knocked out teeth, and a seriously hemorrhaged eye. He may still lose his vision in his left eye. [see full story for the full email and more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Arch Enemy Visa Problems
siN's metal news reports: ARCH ENEMY have been forced to miss the Philadelphia show this Wednesday with MACHINE HEAD due to visa problems. Here is the official statement:
"We are extremely sorry to announce that we will not be able to begin the MACHINE HEAD tour at the Trocadero in Philadelphia on Wednesday 28th [it says 25th on archenemy.net, but its really the 28th- Dan], due to problems obtaining a replacement US visa in Germany for singer Angela Gossow. Obviously, bands/musicians are not allowed to work in America without a valid US visa. She is therefore unable to fly to the US as planned with the rest of the band. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Black Metal Murder Sentence
siN's metal news reports: BURZUM mastermind Varg Vikernes, who is serving a 21-year Norwegian prison term for the August 1993 murder of MAYHEM guitarist Oystein Aarseth (a.k.a. Euronymous), had an extra 14 months tacked on to his sentence for car theft and possession of an AG3 automatic rifle and 700 bullets during his failed escape attempt late last year, according to Aftenposten.
Varg, who was charged with armed robbery after being captured on a highway on the outskirts of Oslo following a massive manhunt, denied having forced the car from the family using a gun, claiming it was a flashlight. - Click Here for the Full Story
Deftones Prep New CD
IAYM reports: The Deftones are said to be relocating to Malibu for about three months, in order to record their upcoming fifth studio offering. The record was written in their hometown of Sacramento, California; however they will be convening to record in the same studio that was used by Incubus for their "Morning View" album- Click Here for the Full Story
Meshuggah Rocktober Release
IAYM reports: Meshuggah's forthcoming new studio album "Catch 33" has been allotted a tentative October 11th release date through Nuclear Blast.- Click Here for the Full Story
ArrowFM reports: Former Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford has been inspired by such rockers as Queen, Rod Stewart and ABBA and has expressed his wish to produce a stage show based on songs from the Genesis catalog. "We're a bit behind the times as there are already so many of those musicals out there - but we should do it," says Rutherford.- Click Here for the Full Story
Stones Drug Bust Flick
ArrowFM.com reports: One day there'll probably be a slew of films about the Rolling Stones and the first of them will revolve around the notorious drug bust which resulted in the arrests of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. Commissioned by HBO, the film will feature British actor, who will play his real life father, Lord Havers, who was the defense barrister in the 1967 trial. Jagger and Richards were given prison sentences for possessing narcotics, but they were later dropper[d?], with Jagger given a conditional discharge.- Click Here for the Full Story
Reuters reports: Online music company MusicNet and digital video services company Cflix on Tuesday launched a digital music service for colleges and universities, with their first agreement a two-month pilot at Yale.
MusicNet said it will power a service called Ctrax that will provide low-priced music downloads at up to 20 U.S. universities in the fall of this year. Ctrax is being offered by Cflix, which delivers educational and entertainment video-on-demand services to universities. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Cranberries Nanny Abuse
Washington Times reports: The BBC reports that Joy Fahy is suing Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan and her husband, Don Burton, accusing the pair of false imprisonment and breach of contract.
Miss Fahy says she was once confined to a bedroom with Miss O'Riordan's baby and no food or drink until 3 a.m. Miss O'Riordan will appear in a Dublin court today for cross-examination. - Click Here for the Full Story
Beatles for Kids
Ananova reports: The Beatles' cartoon The Yellow Submarine is being made into a children's book.
The book will hit the shops in September, 36 years after the original feature film was released.
A digitally-restored version of the Sixties' cult classic was released on DVD in 1999.
The success of the DVD inspired The Beatles' company Apple Corps to team up with Walker Books for the new project.
An Apple spokesman said: "The Yellow Submarine was made as a psychedelic film in the Sixties, but it has had a timeless appeal, particularly for children, over the last four decades." - Click Here for the Full Story
Ananova reports: David Bowie has invited fans to 'mash up' two of his songs into a new bootleg track.
He has given fans the right to create a new song by using computer music software to blend or 'mash up' two existing tracks.
The winning song will be released as an MP3 and its creator will win a car.
"I'm very comfortable with the idea and have been the subject of quite a few pretty good mash-ups myself," Bowie told The Times. - Click Here for the Full Story
Darkness Walk Out On Loveline
ic Kent reports: Rock band The Darkness shocked listeners of a US radio show when they walked out after a woman rang up in tears and told them she was sexually assaulted as a child.
The popular show Loveline invites people to ring up with their problems for advice. Previous 'agony aunts' have included Carmen Electra, Quentin Tarantino and Ice-T.
But according to the Daily Mirror, Justin Hawkins and his fellow bandmates - who, up until now, have impressed US critics in their attempt to crack America - obviously didn't realise the nature of the show and when the caller rang in they scarpered.
An insider told the paper: "They said something like, 'We're not here to deal with this kind of thing' and then just walked away. - Click Here for the Full Story
DMB Cancel Fest
liveDaily reports: Two more concert dates have been added to the Dave Matthews Band's summer schedule, but the group has scrapped plans to host a festival this year.
The newly announced shows will take place on July 2 and 3 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, according to an announcement sent to the band's mailing list.
In the same announcement, the band reveals that it will not stage an Independence Day-weekend festival in the New York City area. [lots more info, click the full story link] - Click Here for the Full Story
liveDaily reports: The Viacom-owned cable networks MTV, MTV2, BET, VH1 and VH1 Classic will simultaneously broadcast a half-hour Prince concert special on Wednesday (4/28) at 9 p.m. ET.- Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi is currently working on the material for a new solo album, tentatively due sometime in 2005. Unlike his last solo offering, 2000's "Iommi", which boasted a different singer on each of the album's 10 cuts, the forthcoming effort will feature only one vocalist on the entire CD. Asked in a pre-taped phone interview on the "Friday Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 Friday night (April 23) if he knows who the singer on his upcoming solo album will be, Iommi said, "I do… almost. (laughs) I can't say yet, because I haven't finalized it. But I'm pretty sure now.... [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: ADLER'S APPETITE, the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have secured a deal with Shrapnel Records for the release of their upcoming debut CD, tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005. "It's a real deal for a real record," Pearl told Metal Sludge during his "Back-4-More" interview with the popular web site. "We'll probably [record] it after all the summer touring."- Click Here for the Full Story
Pointer Sister Coke Arrest
MSNBC.com reports: The youngest member of the original hit-making Pointer Sisters was charged Monday with cocaine possession, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.
June Pointer Whitmore, 50, was arrested last Thursday with two other people outside the Hollywood apartment of her older sister, Bonnie, but was released on bail. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
News.com reports: Online technology company CNET Networks on Monday launched a free digital music service, allowing people to search and download what it said were thousands of songs contributed by independent and unsigned artists.
The service, based on CNET's Download.com Web site, has been collecting music for the past few weeks, encouraging musicians to register on the site and upload their songs.
The music download service will be separate from the MP3.com Web site, which CNET has said it will relaunch soon as a music information site. CNET also is the publisher of News.com. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
New Kittie Guitarist
Kittie official site reports: Kittie has recruited guitarist Lisa Marx, formerly of the Seattle hardcore band To See You Broken, to join the band permanently as a second guitarist.
"Lisa brings a wide-eyed excitement that really shows this is all she has ever wanted to do," said vocalist/guitarist Morgan Lander. "She has been playing piano and guitar for years, and has tons of touring experience. She 's the kind of person who isn't going to back down or quit." - Click Here for the Full Story
press release reports: The new SECRET HEROES album "Loose, High & Free" (Rockparade Records) is finally ready to hit the streets. The band had been forced to delay the release due to legal affairs. "We worked hard to get the problem out of the way and we can say for sure it's now sorted", guitarist Ryan Heart said after the album artwork and some of the content had to be changed."
The CD label is individually numbered, the front cover features special silver color and has got the "strictly limited edition" slogan integrated into the artwork.- Click Here for the Full Story