Disturbed & Finch Brawl
At Rolling Rock
Blabbermouth reports: DISTURBED and FINCH got into an onstage brawl at the Rolling Rock Town Fair in Latrobe, PA earlier today [Sat]. The fight, which took place while FINCH were preparing to take the stage, was reportedly the culmination of an ongoing feud between the two bands stemming from an interview FINCH gave to MeanStreet magazine in late 2002. In that interview, FINCH guitarist Randy Strohmeyer said about DISTURBED singer David Draiman, "I'd shoot him in the f***ing head. I'd rip his stupid little piercings out. They're just cheesy. It bums me out because their music is terrible, and what they're about, it's just s***. Hopefully all that music will die out soon, and hopefully it will make room for the good music." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Death At Shadows Fall Show
Blabbermouth reports: More information has been made available about the death of a fan at the SHADOWS FALL concert in St. Petersburg, FL Wednesday night (July 29). According to the St. Petersburg Times, fire rescue crews performed CPR on 21-year-old Michael Steven Savasta (who reportedly posted on BLABBERMOUTH.NET under the screen name "SDJM123") after he was found lying unconscious at the State Theatre. Savasta, who was not breathing, was transported to Bayfront Medical Center, where he died. The cause of death had not been determined Thursday, said St. Petersburg Police Department spokesman Bill Proffitt. - Click Here for the Full Story
Drowning Pool Denied Entry
Into Canada... Again
Blabbermouth reports: DROWNING POOL have once again been turned away at the Canadian border, forcing the group to cancel their scheduled July 30 date at Toronto's Opera House. In an online posting, DROWNING POOL bassist Stevie Benton wrote, "As you all know, we were once again denied entrance into Canada. We feel like the trouble makers who aren't invited to the big party. It's tough to shake a bad reputation, I guess." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Weiland Vs. MTV
RIFTrock reports: Scott Weiland has slammed MTV for a false report regarding a warrant issued for the singer's arrest. [see related story in today's report]
"They eat their young. Once again the media is scrambling, chomping at the bit to find a morsel of information on me that would signify my destruction. MTV News, now fodder for hungry maggot offspring of the fat executives who don't give a f*** that my wife and children are embarrassed and shamed by your continuous lies and lack of journalistic integrity..." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Weiland Warrant Issued
MTV reports: Scott Weiland did not appear at a probation status hearing on Friday, causing a judge to issue a bench warrant for his arrest.
Weiland's lawyer characterized the warrant as a technicality and called it standard practice when a hearing is rescheduled, noting that the hearing has been pushed back to Tuesday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Audioslave Forget Past
MTV reports: If you haven't already forgotten about Audioslave's roots in Rage Against the Machine and Soundgarden, Tom Morello thinks you will come the next record.
"The thing that feels different [about the upcoming second album compared to the first] is there's even more spontaneity to it," Morello said recently. "With the last record, each of us was inevitably bringing some of our musical histories to the room. This record, it feels like, is just Audioslave. A lot of the songs grew up out of this fresh soil of getting to know each other."
Audioslave have 22 songs written for their second record and are about halfway through recording them with producer Rick Rubin. [Interscope is expected to release the new CD early next year, see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
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NIN Half Done
IAYM reports: Nine Inch Nails have posted an update on the progress with their long-forthcoming new album "Bleed Through", here's how things are going: "We are halfway done tracking with Alan [Moulder]. When this session ends, TR will finish some additional work in LA before returning to NO for another month of treatments / lab work leading into the official mix with Alan. We've been having many long but rewarding days - the tracks sound... well, you'll hear." - Click Here for the Full Story
Chimaira Recruits Misery
IAYM reports: According to a posting on Misery Index's official website, their drummer Kevin Tally has exited the band in order to join Chimaira. Meanwhile Adam Jarvis (ex-All Will Fail) will be replacing Tally in Misery Index.- Click Here for the Full Story
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Warped 10th Lineup
Punkbands.com reports: We're well into this year's Vans Warped Tour and quickly approaching the big 10th Anniversary bash on August 20th in Boston, MA! The line-up for the show has been confirmed, and it's pretty friggin' exciting.
FINAL BAND LIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE 10th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
Agnostic Front - Andrew WK - Bad Religion - Counterfeit - Dropkick Murphy's - Face to Face - Finch - Good Charlotte - H2O - Hot Rod Circuit - Less Than Jake - Lost City Angeles - Midtown - Morgan Heritage - Murphy's Law - New Found Glory - Ozomatli - Pennywise - Rancid - Recover - Sick Of It All - Something Corporate - Strung Out - The Explosion - The Unseen - The Vandals - Click Here for the Full Story
Microsoft To Enter Download
tinfoil reports: As soon as mid next month it is rumored that software giant, Microsoft, will release its own music store.
Supposedly, Microsoft has been securing licensing deals with the major record companies that are along the same lines as the ones Apple signed for the iTunes Music Store. This would mean that pricing would be around 99c a track.
The music store would most likely be on the MSN.com default page which sees approximately 350 million visitors a month. - Click Here for the Full Story
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Drive Thru Leaves MCA
Aversion reports: Drive Thru Records is no longer distributed by MCA/Geffen.
The label made the official announcement this weekend that its five-year distribution contract with MCA was over. The label hasn't revealed its next distributor, though has held up several releases until the changover is complete. - Click Here for the Full Story
Ramones Raw DVD
Aversion reports: An unreleased film about The Ramones shot in 1980 has been discovered and will see a DVD release later this year.
Ramones Raw contains live footage of the punk act, backstage interviews and home video footage shot by Marky Ramone on a Hi-8 camera.
Ramones Raw will hit stores on DVD in September. [more] - Click Here for the Full Story
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Dry Kill Logic Set Date
siN's metal news reports: DRY KILL LOGIC have set an October 5th release date for their new album, "The Dead And Dreaming", due out through Repossession Records. - Click Here for the Full Story
Motorhead U.S. Tour?
siN's metal news reports: According to the Relapse Records tours site, their punk/metal band ZEKE will be supporting MOTORHEAD at at least two shows in California in September. The dates are:
September 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ House
September 12 - Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues - Click Here for the Full Story
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Ebert: Metallica Should Call
It A Day
Sun Times reports: Rogert Ebert offered up his review of Metallica's 'Some Kind of Monster' and his Dr Phil advise for the band? Call it day.
Here is that portion of the review, click the full story to read it all: If "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" has a message, it's great being a rock god up to a point, but most rock gods play the role long after it's much fun. Some people sing and tour forever (Willie Nelson, the Stones, McCartney). What Dr. Phil should probably advise Metallica is to call it a day. Why work with people you can't stand, doing work you're sick of, and that may be killing you? Lots of people have jobs like that, but Metallica has a choice. - Click Here for the Full Story
ArrowFM reports: A tribute concert for Latin rocker Carlos Santana will be held August 30th in Los Angeles in honor of being rewarded the 2004 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. Acts scheduled to pay homage to the man include Dave Matthews, Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas and Ozomatli. Santana will also perform at the gala. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Rock Hall Snubs Sabbath Again
ArrowFM reports: according to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Hall of Fame's nominating committee is already scratching their heads and discussing the potential nominees for the 2005 induction. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but some of the artists eligible for the first time include U2, Def Leppard, Bryan Adams, Pat Benatar, Iron Maiden and Simple Minds. Last year, Black Sabbath's came up numerous times; now there's no mention of the brash British rockers. [more] - Click Here for the Full Story
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Travis Backs Up Unknown
Ananova reports: Travis have been working as a backing band for an unknown singer-songwriter.
They have recorded a complete album with unsigned artist Susie Hug.
Singer Fran Healy provides backing vocals for Japanese-American singer Susie.
"When I first heard her music, it made the hairs on my arms stand up. I don't know what the hell in a song makes that happen, but it did," Healy said. "Her stuff makes me cry. It's the real thing."
Healy also produced the record, called A Is For Album. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Super Furry Hits
Xfm reports: Super Furry Animals To Release Greatest Hits
The Welsh musical genius that is Super Furry Animals have announced details of a Greatest Hits package released this October as well as a special one-off London event.
Far from the usual Do-a-Greatest-Hits-to-end-a-waning-career album, 'Songbook - The Singles Volume One' follows the band over 21 tracks including 17 UK Top 40 Hits. Released on October 4, the band will mark the release with a special extravaganza called Lightening Fryday at London's Royal Festival Hall [see full story for more including tracklist]- Click Here for the Full Story
Xfm reports: Apple, makers of the hugely popular iPod, have accused music download competitor RealNetworks using "Hacker tactics" following RN's claim that it has found a way for tunes from its online store to be played on iPods.
Apple has said it is looking closely at the software firm RealNetworks' claim that they've created a program that mimics Apple's protection software. This protection software is designed to allow tracks downloaded from iTunes to be played only on iPods.
Apple has released a statement in which it said they were "stunned" by RN's "hacker tactics" while RN has hit back saying that the consumer and not Apple should decide what music goes on their iPod. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
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