Love Drug Trial Set
AP reports: A trial date has been set for Sept. 30 for Courtney Love, who faces two felony drug charges for illegal possession of painkillers.
Love, 40, remains free on her own recognizance... Love could face up to three years and eight months in prison if convicted on both charges of possessing oxycodone and hydrocodone. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Kinks Star Paralyzed
Pitchfork reports: Kinks guitarist and co-founder Dave Davies has been partially paralzyed on his right side due to a stroke that hit him while promoting his new solo album, Bug, in June of this year. According to the Associated Press, doctors have stated that Davies will be in the hospital for at least another month, as he continues undergo physical therapy. He is expected to recover. "He is paralyzed on the right hand side of his body but he retains some feeling and he can still hold a guitar plectrum," says Davies' spokeman Alan Robinson. "These small things mean a hell of a lot. They're small but very important." - Click Here for the Full Story
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IAYM reports: The Offspring are said to be releasing a 'greatest hits' anthology in January via Columbia- Click Here for the Full Story
Cantrell & Ozzy?
IAYM reports: Jerry Cantrell is currently said to be in the studio recording some material that will show up on Ozzy Osbourne's next album, you can find confirmation at www.jerrycantrell.com.- Click Here for the Full Story
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Blabbermouth reports: Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil sat down exclusively with MuchMoreMusic's Bill Welychka in Buffalo, NY last week and cleared up recent rumors of a possible reunion/farewell tour.
"Two weeks ago in L.A., Tommy (Lee), Nikki (Sixx), myself and Mick (Mars) by phone sat in a room together with all the attorneys to see if we even wanted to do this," said Neil. "The fans are asking for it and I think it's time. It's a good thing and a good time to put a 'period' on the MÖTLEY CRÜE story. After, we'll call it quits and go back to doing what we've been doing for the past few years. It'll be closure for me — and this won't go on to be seven or eight 'farewell tours' like KISS or CHER... Everyone is on board and 95% committed. It's definitely time." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: A Christmas card made by late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain when he was six years old sold at an auction for $16,200, according to The Courier-Mail.
A drawing Cobain created in high school of ex-U.S. president Ronald Reagan raised another $14,400, while an MTV music award won by Cobain guitarist fetched $9,600 at the sale in Monterey, California. - Click Here for the Full Story
Ozzy Dog Show Theme
Blabbermouth reports: The New York Post is reporting that OZZY OSBOURNE has recorded the original theme song for the new TV show "Dog the Bounty Hunter", airing on A&E on Tuesday, Aug. 31, with back-to-back half-hour episodes starting at 10 p.m.
"Dog the Bounty Hunter" follows the show's star, a bounty hunter named Duane Chapman (nicknamed "Dog") [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
'SHAAARRRROOOOONN My metal cred is going to the dogs!!!!
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Inland Invasion All Star
NMC reports: Franz Ferdinand, The Killers and Morrissey are set to play Los Angeles radio station KROQ's "Inland Invasion – Flashback to the Future" concert on September 18. Other artists on the lineup include Devo, X, Siouxsie, Tears for Fears, Billy Idol, Missing Persons, Death Cab for Cutie and more.
The Inland Invasion takes place at the Glen Helen Hyundai Pavilion in Devore, California, and tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday, August 21, at noon. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Avril Back To School
NMC reports: Australia's Daily Telegraph newspaper reports that the 19-year-old singer-songwriter played to 500 students from Westfields Sports High School in Australia. The students attending the show won a radio competition to see Lavigne perform. The Canadian singer wowed the crowd as she played five songs in the school's gymnasium. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Navarro Pens Tell-All
Rockdirt reports: Jane's Addiction rocker Dave Navarro is set to release 'Don't Try This at Home' through ReganBooks in October. The tell-all book will feature revealing photo strips from a booth he has in his Hollywood Hills house. The book's billed as "a diary, a sociology experiment, a documentary of Hollywood and an exercise in exhibitionism," as well as "a gritty portrait of his descent into drug use and self-destructiveness" — not to mention wife Carmen Electra's bed. - Click Here for the Full Story
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Green Day Record Breaking
Soul Shine reports: The first single from the forthcoming CD by the band Green Day hits Canadian radio and the charts in record setting fashion. The single "American Idiot" debuted at number four on the Nielson Radio Airplay Charts. "American Idiot: is the highest debuting single in the history of the charts. The record breaking debut is quite an accomplishment for any band but especially for a non-Canadian band since Canadian radio limits airplay of artists outside of Canada. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Billy Talent Punk Canada
Soul Shine reports: Mississauga punk rockers Billy Talent are planning on bringing their brand of rock 'n' roll on a coast to coast tour of Canada. The boys of Billy Talent will spend September and October on the road in a 20 city tour of clubs and colleges. The tour will take the band from Newfoundland to British Columbia. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Soul Shine also has news on John Mellencamp To Release Greatest Hits Album, Harry Manx at the Ottawa Folk Festival, The Stokes To Release Live Album, The Marble Index to Release Debut Album, King Cobb Steelie Hit The Road With New Album and more click here to check it out
The PRP reports: P.O.D. guitarist Jason Truby will be issuing a 24-song solo CD entitled "String Theory" through the official P.O.D. website, www.payableondeath.com. It is also expected to land in stores later this year as well. - Click Here for the Full Story
Coheed and Underoath
The PRP reports: Coheed And Cambria and Underoath will be hitting the road together for a North American trek later this fall. The outing is expected to kick off on October 10th and run through to late November. Dates and venues will be announced shortly. - Click Here for the Full Story
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Strapping New DVD
Digital Noise reports: Strapping Young Lad have set November 2nd as the release date for their upcoming DVD, titled "For Those Aboot To Rock".
The DVD will be released through Century Media Records.- Click Here for the Full Story
Durst Preaches Forgiveness
Digital Noise reports: Fred Durst has posted the following message in his personal blog, dubbed American Alien:
"Sometimes you have to find a place inside of you that lets you forgive. Without forgiveness we will hold on to poisons that will eventually ruin our souls. These poisons build up and rot inside of our minds creating dark clouds that become harder and harder to remove. Just recently I have learned to forgive in ways that I never thought possible. I'm not saying that there is no one on my life that I haven't forgiven because I can think fo several that remain a disturbing aggravating memory in my everyday thoughts, but over all I have stepped up to a new level. When Wes and I forgave each other for the negative things we were holding on to we both found ourselves closer than ever before, something I thought to never happen. And not just this particular person. I have forgiven many people who i swore I never would and I actually feel like a better person because of it. - Click Here for the Full Story
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The Thrills Joined by Peter
Buck on New CD
Aversion reports: A few friends will give The Thrills a bit of help on their upcoming sophomore album.
For Let's Bottle Bohemia, due out Sept. 14 from Virgin Records, the band joined forces with R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck and Beach Boys collaborator Van Dyke Parks. - Click Here for the Full Story
Muse Will Play Fests
Aversion reports: No matter what shape Muse's bass player is in this weekend, the British band will play its scheduled appearances at music festivals.
The immediate condition of bassist Chris Wolstenholme weren't revealed, though Muse said it will make good on its plans to play its date at this weekend's V Festival in Chelmsford and Stafford, England. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Macca US Tour 05
Ananova reports: Heather McCartney-Mills has confirmed that she and Sir Paul McCartney will be moving to Los Angeles for a time next year.
Mills-McCartney confirmed that McCartney, 62, is set to go back on the road next year playing concerts in the US. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Depeche Mode Remix CD
Ananova reports: Depeche Mode have announced they will release a two-disc album of remixes featuring songs from 1981 through to the present.
The two CD album set titled Remixes 81 - 04 includes new mixes of Halo by Goldfrapp, Barrel Of A Gun by Underworld and mixes by Air, Kruder, Dorfmeister, Flood and the band themselves. It will be released on October 25.
A limited edition three CD set containing a bonus disc of rare remixes will also be released. [see full story for more details] - Click Here for the Full Story
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Gov't Mule Extends Tour
liveDaily reports: Gov't Mule has added a two-week run of October performances to its fall itinerary, a schedule that now includes stops in 16 North American cities.
The popular southern rock/jam band kept a low profile in recent months as frontman/guitarist Warren Haynes played a series of solo gigs with The Dead and toured with The Allman Brothers Band, but the group is lining up a fall tour to support its forthcoming album, "Deja Voodoo," which is set for release on Sept. 14. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Skynyrd Add Solo Dates
liveDaily reports: Both before and after they share the stage with The Allman Brothers Band during a brief series of fall co-headlining dates, Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd will maintain a busy tour schedule of their own.
The group's current string of headlining dates runs through the end of September, and is followed by the early October stint with the Allmans. Skynyrd has also begun plotting more headlining dates that follow the joint outing. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Phinal Phish Phlooded
liveDaily reports: Thousands of fans who had tickets to Phish's two-day farewell festival at Vermont's Newport State Airport reportedly weren't able to attend the show because heavy rains flooded much of the area designated for parking.
Vermont police set up roadblocks on Saturday morning (8/14), and told fans that they would get refunds for their tickets, but that they would not be admitted to the event. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Final Cash Recording
Day in Rock reports: Something special for Johnny Cash fans, if you click on the full story link you can hear the last recording Johnny Cash made. The Cash part is spoken word and also features Roseanne Cash. The track is from a composer named Jonathan Elias, whose album American River releases 8/24.- Click Here for the Full Story
Silly News: Jesus Protests
reader submission reports: The petition to stop the release of the black comedy Diamond Dead was bombarded with names promoting freedom of speech. Names signed included Pro-marijuana talk and movies are art. Also signing the petition were Jesus Christ and Marilyn Manson.- Click Here for the Full Story
3 Inches of Blood RR Debut
press release reports: With a primal scream 3 Inches of Blood burst onto the scene in 2000 like "a crusading metal army come to smite the heathen naysayers" (Kerrang Magazine). On October 19th, 3 Inches of Blood will release their debut full-length album for Roadrunner Records Advance and Vanquish. Revolver Magazine Editor-N-Chief Tom Beaujour raves; "3 Inches of Blood are like a phalanx of screaming dragons tearing the top off your skull! "
Produced by legendary metal producer Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Queensryche) and mixed by Colin Richardson (Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death) Advance and Vanquish is a classic metal album in the complete sense. Featuring a striking cover painting by Ed Repka (Megadeth, Sanctuary), the album's trademarks are fast, dueling guitars and howling, high-pitched vocals. Simply put: Advance and Vanquish is "Goddman METAAAAAAL," says Metal Hammer UK Magazine.- Click Here for the Full Story
Further Seems Forever Preview
press release reports: New Further Seems Forever Album In Stores Next Tuesday August 24th! The Further Seems Forever fire is burning brighter than ever with the release of the new album, "Hide Nothing" just over a week away. August 24th will be the day that the new Further Seems Forever is unveiled to the world - and what a great day it will be! Check out the Hide Nothing album site to preview songs from the album, download Further Seems Forever goodies, and more!- Click Here for the Full Story
New Twist on Classic Songs
press release reports: INTERPRETATIONS, the first CD release on the INTIMATE AUDIO label, features 10 inventive acoustic guitar/vocal versions of '60s-'70s era cover songs, ranging from Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows," to Jimi Hendrix's "Castles Made of Sand" and Harry Nilsson's "Coconut."
Arranged and performed by Los Angeles-based acoustic guitarist/vocalist Dale Turner, INTERPRETATIONS is far from a routine ride through the classic tracks of yesteryear. - Click Here for the Full Story
Madison Paige Get Sludged
press release reports: Young hard rock hopefuls MADISON PAIGE have just been added to the party on September 18th sponsored by the infamous METAL SLUDGE website. These Extravaganzas, which are held periodically across the country in honor of the parody site and the artists it covers, have reached near legendary status and will easily be the hottest ticket in town. You simply never know which famous (or formerly famous rock star) will show up and jam on a song or two. Also on the bill that night are modern rockers KILLINGBIRD, a reformed WWIII (with Mandy Lion, Jimmy Bain, Vinnie Appice & Moni Scaria) and METAL SKOOL (formerly Metal Shop), the ultimate '80s hard rock tribute band. MADISON PAIGE will start the festivities, which will take place at Paladino's 6101 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana, CA), promptly at 8:00 PM. Admission is $15 at the door, but MADISON PAIGE are now offering discount admission through their website at www.madisonpaige.net. Note that this show will sell out, so if you don't get there early, you won't be able to get ion later (a good tip for you out-of-towners that will be flying in). - Click Here for the Full Story
press release reports: Warped Wednesday 8/18:
Guest: Midtown Performing two songs
"This is the last Warped Wednesday!"
Tower Download Letter Kills "Don't Believe"
Additional Content Midtown "Celebration"
- Click Here for the Full Story
YOB Sign To Metal Blade
press release reports: Hailing from the ever-gray skies of Eugene Oregon comes YOB, a band destined to make their mark in the DOOM metal scene worldwide. Formed in 1996 by founding member Mike Scheidt YOB started creating and destroying ideas that would become the foundation for one of DOOM metal's most shining hopefuls. YOB is prepared to release their new record The Illusion Of Motion through Metal Blade Records on October 19th 2004. The Illusion Of Motion will permanently secure YOB as one of the heaviest, most original DOOM metal bands of any era past or present. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story