DMB Face Criminal Charges
MTV reports: Authorities in Chicago are considering criminal charges against the Dave Matthews Band after reviewing surveillance footage of an August 8 incident in which the group's tour bus allegedly dumped human waste into the Chicago River.
Police Commander Michael Chasen said he's certain that the band's bus is the culprit, thanks to the footage, which was shot from nearby buildings and shows a bus crossing the bridge as a tour boat passes below. Criminal charges could include violations of public nuisance laws and ordinances to protect public health and safety, according to The Associated Press. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
The DMB hath hit the fan
MTV reports: Can't wait until October 19 for Korn's Greatest Hits Volume 1 to hit stores? Good news: The release date for the 19-track album, which features covers of Cameo's "Word Up" and Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall, Parts 1, 2, 3," has been pushed ahead two weeks and will now hit stores on October 5.- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: MTV also has news on After All The Leaning Back, Fat Joe's Ready To 'Get Up' With Timbaland, Yes, Britney Really Is Naked In The 'Toxic' Video: VMA Lens Recap, Ashlee Simpson, Jadakiss, New Found Glory To Play VMA Pre-Show, The Suite Life: VMA High Rollers Get Plasma TVs, Butlers, Miami After Hours: Jamie Foxx (Again) And Pitbull Off The Chain and more click here to check it out
Record Co's Raided in Japan
AP reports: Japan's anti-monopoly agency raided several top record companies Thursday on suspicion they illegally blocked other firms from offering music ringtone services to mobile phone users.
Fair Trade Commission official Toshihiko Oizumi said investigators suspect more than 10 companies violated Japan's fair trade laws by preventing the Japanese mobile phone operators from offering the service.
Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music, EMI-Toshiba Ltd., Avex Inc., Victor Entertainment Inc. and Label Mobile Inc. were among those raided, said Oizumi. He refused to disclose all the record companies' names. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Vince Neil Extreme Makeover
Blabbermouth reports: Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil has signed to star in MTV's "The Remaking of Vince Neil", according to Billboard.com. The show, which will premiere on a date to be announced, will document Neil's attempt at a career comeback with the help of makeover specialists. [see full story for more Motley news]- Click Here for the Full Story
Nirvana Nevermind DVD
Blabbermouth reports: According to The Internet Nirvana Fan Club, a DVD about NIRVANA's legendary "Nevermind" album is scheduled for an October 25 release. The DVD, which is part of the popular "Classic Albums" series, will most likely follow the recording of the album, based on past and possibly new interviews. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Halford Replaces Ozzy
Blabbermouth reports: Ozzy Osbourne was forced to sit out BLACK SABBATH's performance at Thursday night's (Aug. 26) Ozzfest in Camden, NJ due to an attack of bronchitis. He was replaced at the concert by none other than JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. Halford had previously joined SABBATH for two gigs to support Ozzy on his last shows for the "No More Tours" tour in November 1992 in Costa Mesa, CA after SABBATH's singer at the time, Ronnie James Dio, refused to take the stage. - Click Here for the Full Story
AC/DC Want Blood
Blabbermouth reports: AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson and bassist Cliff Williams will headline a benefit concert in Florida that could bring in more than $100,000 for the American Red Cross and its efforts to help replace the things Hurricane Charley blew away, according to the Naples Daily News.
The concert, which will take place on September 10 at the Germain Arena in Fort Myers, will also include former BAD COMPANY frontman Brian Howe. [see full story for more details, yes including ticket info]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Blabbermouth also has news on Former LED ZEPPELIN Bassist To Begin Work On Solo Album, KORN: 'Greatest Hits' Release Date Pushed Ahead, ALICE COOPER Says His 'Treason' Remarks Were Misinterpreted, PAPA ROACH: New Album Preview Available Online METALLICA Named 'Best Band On The Planet' At KERRANG! AWARDS - and more click here to check it out
Weezer Nix Rubin Songs
Chart Attack reports: Back in December, [Weezer] were busily recording with superstar producer Rick Rubin (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jay-Z, Johnny Cash), but now they've scrapped those sessions and are starting over from scratch. Since July, Weezer have been back in the studio with engineer Chad Bamford as they try to finish recording before Cuomo has to go back to school. With only a couple of weeks left before millions of bright-eyed, bushy-tailed students trudge back to school grounds, Cuomo hasn't been around much to discuss the reasons why the band would make such a drastic decision with such a small time frame in which to work, but webmaster and Weezer pal Karl Koch discussed the starting over process on the band's official site.
"The songs being recorded now are not 'brand new'," Koch writes. "They have been worked up since early this year as demos, over the entire springtime, by Rivers. In some cases, they were developed from songs being worked on in '03, but underwent such changes as to now be totally distinct from their origins." [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Chart Attack also has news on Papa Roach Defy The Critics By Rockin' Out, Rheostatics Prep New Album, Bidini Shows Kids How, Beasties Play Club Show For AIDS Prevention In Miami, Protesters Push Beenie Man Out Of MTV Festivities, Shania Rocks Out And Twangs Up On Greatest Hits and more click here to check it out
Bad Religion, Rise Against
IAYM reports: Bad Religion and Rise Against will be hitting the road together in the U.S. this October, the trek currently shapes up as follows with more dates on the way:
October 14th Dallas, Texas Tree's
October 15th Corpus Christi, Texas Concrete St. Amphitheater
October 16th Austin, Texas Stubs
October 17th Houston, Texas Numbers
October 19th St. Petersburg, Florida Jannus Landing
[see full story for more dates] - Click Here for the Full Story
The Apex Theory EP
IAYM reports: The Apex Theory are currently holed up in Northern California's Studio C putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming new EP "inthatskyissomethingwatching". A mid-to-late September release date is being eyed, with a CD Release show lined up for October 01st at the Key Club in Los Angeles, California.- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: IAYM also has news on The Dillinger Escape Plan UK Tour, Fu Manchu Tour Dates / New Music Online, Damageplan/Shadows Fall/The Haunted Tour Update, The Used "In Love And Death" Tracklisting. Lamb Of God/Fear Factory/Children Of Bodom/Throwdown Dates. Seemless Tour Dates and more click here to check it out
One Man Army Surrender
Punkbands reports: BYO Records has confirmed the long running rumors that One Man Army has broken up. The band members have been involved in various projects in the last few months, with frontman Jack Dalrymple playing guitar for Swingin' Utters as well as the band Dead To Me with fellow OMA alumni Brandon Pollack. The label commented "We love OMA and wish them all well...keep your eyes out as there are also other rumors of what Jack, Heiko, and Chippy are up to these days!" - Click Here for the Full Story
Hopesfall New CD, Tour
siN's metal news reports: HOPESFALL's new album, "A Types" is finished, and is set to drop on November 2nd, with a new song available shortly. HOPESFALL is currently on tour with VAUX and HEAD AUTOMATICA in September, and then a tour with ALEXISONFIRE and MONEEN in October. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Dio, Motorhead, Anthrax To
siN's metal news reports: DIO, MOTORHEAD and ANTHRAX, three of metal's most legendary bands, as well as FIREBALL MINISTRY are all hooking up for a show together on October 1 in Worcester, MA at the Palladium. Tickets go on sale [today] at the price fof $30. [see full story for the latest Motorhead dates] - Click Here for the Full Story
We know where DeadSun will be on Rocktober 1st
Source: siN's metal news also has news on Ninth Annual Air Guitar Championships - Are you ready?, Divine Empire - In the studio, disc in the works , Followup: Unholy Ghost - Stolen guitar..found!, Relapse CMJ Lineup - Revealed! Damageplan, Shadows Fall, The Haunted - First confirmed dates and more click here to check it out
Day in Rock reports: Jon Crosby of Vast has been keeping real busy of late. We're not talking touring and recording, Crosby has been spreading his wings a bit. Thought it would good to highlight two of his projects here. One, Crosby is now an author. He is about to release his first book "Turquoise and Crimson". Details are a bit sketchy but it sounds as if it is a non-fiction Kerouac-esq tome. The book is slated for release in October (preorders are now being taken, first 200 received a personalized, numbered and autographed copy. - see full story link)
Rockers writing a book isn't too out of character, but Crosby other major new project is. He has founded a storefront website called 2blossoms, which is billed as "a multi-media sanctuary for artists". It appears the idea behind the project is to give indie artists a place to showcase and sell their material. 100% of the profit goes to the artists, all they have to pay is a $5 monthly membership fee. Not a bad deal! Kudos to Jon for doing this. Click the full story link to check it out, preorder the book and if you are Vast fan you can purchase "Turquoise" and "Crimson" - 2 sets of 10 MP3s for only $2.99 per set. - Click Here for the Full Story
Manson Hosting Cure Tribute
Drowned in Sound reports: Marilyn Manson will host a live tribute to the kings of glum, The Cure, on September 17th.
The show - part of MTV's Icon series - will feature performances and testimonials from artists and celebrities who cite The Cure as a significant influence upon their work. It'll be held at Old Billingsgate Market in London, and screened in October. - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Drowned in Sound also has news on Mean Fiddler to offer Reading/Leeds downloads, Christ, that was good! Let's make a record!, MC5. London Barfly. Friday. Yes., New New York Dolls due next month, Floods & Hurricanes for Reading / Leeds and more click here to check it out
RI Club Fire Auction
ArrowFM reports: Autographed stuff from such artists as Mick Jagger, R.E.M., Kid Rock and more are part of an auction that's benefiting the Station Family Fund. To check out the auctions, go to MimiFishman.org. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
ArrowFM reports: As I watched the Aerosmith: You Gotta Move TV special that aired last June, I said to myself, "There's some darn fine concert footage here. This should be on DVD." Well, color me psychic, because that very same special will be released on DVD in November. According to Aerosmith's fan club, the DVD will also feature five songs that weren't included on the A&E Special, as well as more behind-the-scenes footage. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Live Aid DVD Tidbits
Xfm reports: After months of rumours and speculation, Warner Vision International have finally confirmed the release date and contents details of the forthcoming Live Aid DVD set.
The 4-disc set, originally put together after Sir Bob Geldof caught a bootlegger selling pirate versions on the web, is currently set for a pre-Christmas release making it the must have present for music lovers world-wide.
As previously suggested by Xfm Online, the four-disc set will contain all the performances from the extravaganza, except Led Zeppelin's set which the band were unhappy to include. The DVD will also feature bonus footage from Sydney and Holland, Michael Buerk's historic report from Ethiopia and the videos for Band Aid's 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', USA For Africa's 'We Are The World' and David Bowie and Mick Jagger's 'Dancing In The Streets'. [see full story for full tracklisting] - Click Here for the Full Story
Radiohead Charity Single
Xfm reports: Radiohead have announced that they will release an exclusive new track in conjunction with the charity War Child.
The track will be available exclusively via download and is the first in a series of exclusive tracks on the way from established and up-and-coming UK acts.
Radiohead will release the new track to mark the launch of War Child's new music website warchildmusic.com on September 9. The track will be a Johnny Greenwood remix of the single ‘Go To Sleep', recorded live in Osaka. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Xfm also has news on Reading Festival - Weather Update, The Darkness Add More Arena Dates Radiohead To Release New Material In Aid Of Charity, Goldie Lookin' Chain Banned From TOTP, The Zutons Hit the Road For Biggest UK Tour and more click here to check it out
Straylight Run Debut Run
press release reports: Straylight Run have much to celebrate as the release of their self-titled debut draws near; commercial Alternative radio stations are starting to stir, ink is confirming in publications like Alternative Press, Giant, Devil In The Woods and Newsday, they will soon shoot their first video, and the first half of their headlining North American tour is confirmed. They will be joined by Hot Rod Circuit, Northstar and Say Anything for their first headlining tour that will eventually cover both coasts.
While the add date for radio isn't till September 21st, Straylight Run is generating buzz at two of Alternative radio's powerhouse stations. After winning Detroit's CIMX People's Choice for four nights running, they were added into power rotation and will be getting 30-40 spins per week. Philadelphia's WPLY got into the action as well, with "Existentialism On Prom Night" winning their Cage Match last night. They were also guests on K-ROCK's Domestic Disturbance show on Sunday, August 22nd where they performed live.- Click Here for the Full Story
Griz Vid Casting Call
press release reports: Our favorite rapper turned rocker, Griz, is shooting his first video this weekend in NYC. Even better, he wants you to be in it. You know you've always wanted to be in a music video. You've had that spandex catsuit in the back of your closet for years in the hopes that this kind of opportunity would present itself.
The video is for the track "Hardcore" and two time MTV VMA nominee, Vem, is directing. He's directed videos for Alien Ant Farm, Hed PE, Powerman 5000, Kenna, DMX and many others. He's looking for people from all walks, especially anyone in touch with their inner freak. There's even a chance for a featured role in the video!
You can bet all those delegates for the Republican National Convention are going to come in early with their catsuits...so come on down and mug for the camera. Details are below:
8am (yes AM)
The Frying Pan (boat/club)
24th and West Side Highway
They need 100-150 people for the video shoot so spread the word far and wide! - Click Here for the Full Story
Yellow Card on the Rise
press release reports: In 2003, road-tested underground heroes Yellowcard released their major label debut, Ocean Avenue. Just over a year later they now stand as one of America's biggest, fastest-growing bands...with no slowing in sight.
... Ocean Avenue [is] now RIAA certified platinum and growing, spawning three hit singles, "Buzzworthy" MTV videos, appearances everywhere from "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to MTV's "TRL" to a video premiere on Fox's "The O.C.," extensive tours of the U.S., Europe and Asia, and yes, a triumphant mainstage slot on this year's Vans Warped Tour.
Most recently Yellowcard's Marc Webb-directed video for hit single "Ocean Avenue" has been named a finalist for the "Viewers' Choice Award" for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, in addition to nominations for "Best New Artist in a Video" and "MTV2 Award," as well as a confirmed performance during the live broadcast, which will air this Sunday, August 29th at 8 pm EST.
Third single "Only One" is now a Modern Rock hit and will go to Mainstream Top 40 on August 31st. The Phil Harder-directed video, which stars frontman Ryan Key and actress Rachel Miner, is top ten at MTV's "TRL" and can be seen [by clicking on the full story link]- Click Here for the Full Story
Paul Rader Stripped Down
Classic Rock Tribute
press release reports: Put-in-Bay, Ohio - Land of the Cover Band -"Live" - Vol. I is Paul Rader's Classic Rock tribute unplugged. The 14 tracks will joggle the cobwebs from your brain, bring back memories, and make you smile. This is not your typical cover or tribute CD; it rocks with enthusiasm and true grit, taking its place alongside its originators as memorable and timeless. Rader, who performs with his voice and guitar alone, puts you into a musical time machine that you will not want to leave.
The fourteen-year veteran of the East-Coast solo acoustic music scene maintains a 175+ show schedule each year. He splits his time between Put-in-Bay, Ohio on South Bass Island in Lake Erie during the summer season and Key West, Florida during the fall and winter. Rader has the ability to tuck an audience in his back pocket after the first number of his show. Paul never disappoints when he performs classics such as "Southern Cross" and "Hotel California." With a 200+ title classic rock menu that is hard to beat, he is bound to find success anywhere he takes his show. [see full story for more info and to find out how to buy a copy of the CD]- Click Here for the Full Story
Silverspork On The Rise
press release reports: Saginaw, Michigan-The dynamic four piece metal band Silverspork, formed in 1998, is enjoying the ride of their lives with the recent release of their album Selah and appearances onstage with headliners such as Godsmack. On Sept.24th they will keep the momentum going by appearing at The Machine Shop with nationally acclaimed band Dope.
It is just a matter of time before bands will be opening for them, as their popularity has been on the rise for the past few years. Winner of Best Original Band by Review Magazine 2002 & 2004 and Winner of Best New release by Review Magazine 2002 & 2004 puts them in a category all by themselves. Their raw primal energy and momentum is propelled by their music, which thrives on the creative forces of each individual member of the band. [see full story link to learn more about the band]- Click Here for the Full Story
reports: [It's Friday, time for Chuck DiMaria to give us his 2 cents on a burning issue of the day. This week Chuck uncovers an interesting little policy from a major record company.]
I got this little gem from the Arista website under the 'company policies" link. Arista is a record company, just in case any of you all are wondering. (www.arista.com) They've got Usher and Avril and Outkast, to name a few.
Now, it's a little wordy, but it's worth reading:
Arista does not solicit nor does it wish to receive any confidential, secret or proprietary information or other material from you through the Web Site or Arista's mail and email addresses or in any other way. Any information or material submitted or sent to Arista will be deemed not to be confidential or secret. By submitting or sending information or other material to Arista you represent and warrant that the information is original to you and that no other party has any rights to the material. By submitting or sending information or other material to Arista you grant Arista the royalty-free, unrestricted, world-wide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such material (in whole or part) throughout the world and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You also warrant that any "moral rights" in posted materials have been waived.
Did you get all that? How's that for a swift kick in the gonads?
Here's the recap, in case any of you missed it: If you send a demo of your music to Arista without them asking for it, you've just given away your rights to the songs. Period, end of story, film at eleven.
So, let me get this straight; a record company doesn't want to hear any of your music? Wow, that makes sense.
And they don't want to hear is so bad that they've decided that the best way to curb your enthusiasm is to steal the songs you've worked so hard to create.
And you wonder why I'm not interested in getting a record deal anymore?
There was a time when that was all I thought about. It was the reason we lived. We wanted that fame; we wanted it so bad that it hurt.
And then comes the realization that getting a record deal is probably the worst thing that can ever happen to you. And the aforementioned statement is proof positive that the record industry is not run by musicians, but rather by lawyers and accountants.
After I read that statement, I wanted to blow chunks all over my keyboard. They don't want your music, and if you send it in, they'll steal it.
Does that mean that if I want a job and I send a company my resume, then they have the right to take my children? That's all a demo tape is when you think about it, it's your band's resume. It is an encapsulation of what you can do.
And these guys are so adamant about not wanting to hear anything you've got that they're willing to steal it from you.
I don't know - something just doesn't make sense here.
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