Most of the music news over the weekend had something to do with the Grammys. So this is a pretty short report to begin the week with.
Ozzy & Sharon Show?
Blabbermouth reports: Sharon Osbourne's talk show was not renewed for a second season, but she's already in discussions with a network about a TV comeback, according to People magazine. Osbourne is reportedly eyeing a Friday late-night show she'd co-host with her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, who's back at home following his accident in December. As for their three kids, Sharon told People's Zorianna Kit that Jack is still sober, Aimee has moved to Manhattan, and 19-year-old Kelly has sold her house and will live in the family's Beverly Hills mansion. "She's not ready to be on her own," said Sharon, who also revealed that she is now completely cancer-free. - Click Here for the Full Story
If you're gonna sell out, might as well go all the way!
Queen Anthem Kings
Ananova reports: Queen have topped a poll to find the greatest rock anthems of all time.
We Will Rock You was in first place, followed by another of the band's hits, Bohemian Rhapsody.
Meanwhile Led Zepellin's Stairway To Heaven was relegated to 18th place, below Status Quo's Rocking All Over The World and Meatloaf's Bat Out of Hell.
They were one of only three acts from the last 15 years to make it into the Top 20.
The others were Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit, which came third, and The Best by Tina Turner, in ninth place. The Darkness only managed a lowly number 19 with I Believe In A Thing Called Love. - Click Here for the Full Story
Pixies Sell Out
NME reports: PIXIES fans have snapped up tickets for their two shows at LONDON BRIXTON ACADEMY on their comeback tour.
As previously reported, the band are to reunite for a full tour this year, which includes their first dates in the UK capital since 1991's Crystal Palace Bowl show. They play Brixton Academy on June 2 and 3.
Within minutes of tickets going on sale from 9am this morning (February 7) internet ticket shops had completely sold out both dates. It's unknown if any more shows will be added. - Click Here for the Full Story
Green Day Win Fight
Punkbands.com reports: Green Day's version of "I Fought The Law" is the number one download at itunes.com. If you haven't already downloaded it yet, what are you waiting for?! Download the song here - www.itunes.com - Click Here for the Full Story
The PRP reports: Slipknot, Fear Factory and Chimaira have now all been officially confirmed by Roadrunner Records to be taking part in the upcoming Jagermeister Music Spring 2004 tour. The fourth slot on the bill will be filled by various different Jagermeister sponsored bands on select dates.- Click Here for the Full Story
Grohl & Lemmy Top UK
NME.com reports: DAVE GROHL's LEMMY-featuring metal side project PROBOT has clinched the Number One spot away from THE VON BONDIES in this week's NME CHART (February 8).
However, unfazed and sitting in silver place, are Franz Ferdinand with their irresistibly catchy 'Take Me Out' just in front of the prog-rocktastic Mars Volta. - Click Here for the Full Story
Weiland Court Date
Digital Noise reports: Scott Weiland will be heading to court on February 18th from charges stemming from his arrest on DUI charges in October.- Click Here for the Full Story
Darwin Waits No More
Digital Noise reports: As expected, Darwin's Waiting Room have officially broken up.
Former DWR guitarist Eddie Rendini, who has recently joined Cold, released the following statement:
"Ok.. now i think it is time to let everyone know what exactly is going on with DWR.. DWR is offically broken up.. We all decided to follow new musical endeavors after a very long and complicated legal battle. we have pursued other musical interests.. Jabe, Joe, and Alex are working on a new project.. Grimm is working on a hip hop album.. and i am the new guitar player for COLD. so i just wanted to take the time to thank all of our fans for sticking with us, and support us in our new musical endeavors.. as for the "apology accepted" album, it is currently done.. and we will try to put that out for all you DWR fans, as our last offering for a while. Thanks for your support... and remember its never the end.. but just always new beginnings! -Edward" - Click Here for the Full Story
Motley Reunion Gitters
Blabbermouth reports: Although MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx recently announced the possibility of a reunion tour, with Tommy Lee back on drums, CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars admits the group's official comeback is far from set in stone. "There's been talk of us reuniting, but I can't say positively that it would happen," Mars told Guitar One magazine. A lot of 'political' stuff would have to be straightened out, but the way I feel about is like, 'Put on your guitar and play — what's the big deal?' From my point of view, a reunion is still up in the air."- Click Here for the Full Story
Sabbath Boxed Back
siN's metal news reports: BLACK SABBATH's upcoming box set, "Black Box", has been moved back to April 27th through Warner/Rhino records.- Click Here for the Full Story
Yet another delay... Maybe they will retitle it "Chinese Democracy"?
Clinton Wins Grammy
Xinhaunet reports: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton won a Grammy Award on Sunday. He was honored in the spoken word album section in the children's category.
The award is for a project he worked on with fellow winners former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Italian screen siren Sophia Loren.
Clinton's wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, was nominated in the spoken word album category for the audiobook version of her bestselling autobiography "Living History." - Click Here for the Full Story
I Ate Your Microphone reports: What appears to be the full line-up for the 2004 edition of the Coachella Festival has now been announced. It takes place in Indio, California, and the artists are as follows:
Radiohead, the Pixes, Kraftwerk, Wilco, the (International) Noise Conspiracy, the Rapture, Desert Sessions, Hieroglyphics, Kinky, Stereolab, Future Sound of London, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead, Peretez, Death Cab For Cutie, Laurent Garnier, LCD Soundsystem, Living Legends, Sander Kleinenberg, Black Keys, the Sounds, Howie Day, Junior Senior, Mark Farina, Moving Units, Sahara Hotnights, Electric Six, the Stills, Seb Fontaine, 22-20's, Juana Molina, Phantom Planet, Dios, Jem, Q and not U, Erase Errata, the Section Quartet and DJ Icon.
The Cure, The Flaming Lips, Air, Belle & Sebastian, Basement Jaxx, Paul Van Dyk, Bright Eyes, Atmosphere, Thursday, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Cursive, Le Tigre, the Crystal Method, Dizzee Rascal, Adam Freeland, Mogwai, Ash, 2many DJ's, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Muse, Sidestepper, the Thrills, Broken Social Scene, the Sleepy Jackson, Ferry Corsten, Prefuse 73, !!!, the Cooper Temple Clause, Sage Francis, T. Raumschmiere, Stellastarr, the Killers, Home Town Hero and The Section Quartet. - Click Here for the Full Story
I Ate Your Microphone reports: RA are approaching the completion stages for their forthcoming new record "Duality", which is tentatively due in April through Universal Records. The effort will be preceded by a new single which will be announced shortly.- Click Here for the Full Story
Press Release reports: Named "#1 Band in the World" by the UK's Metal Hammer, hardcore punk rockers AMEN will see their brand-new album, "Death Before Musick," released in the U.S. May 18 on eatUR music/Columbia Records. "Death Before Musick" is AMEN's third album overall, and its first for System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian's new label.
In true AMEN fashion, "Death Before Musick" was made with no compromise, strictly on front-man Casey Chaos' own terms. The CD as produced by Chaos, executive produced by Malakian, mixed by Mike Frasier (AC/DC, The Blood Brothers) and Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Jesus Lizard), and recorded between mid-2002 and late 2003 in various Los Angeles recording studios, garages, and private homes. As with previous AMEN releases, Chaos wrote all of the songs and played all of the instruments with the exception of the drums. Chaos also fronted the costs of the sessions by maxing out his personal credit cards and pulling favors from friends who had access to studios, laying down tracks whenever he could. - Click Here for the Full Story
Metallica & Evanescence
Blabbermouth reports: METALLICA have won a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 46th annual Grammy Awards, which are being held tonight (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. METALLICA ("St. Anger") beat out such other "Metal" nominees as KORN ("Did My Time"), MARILYN MANSON ("mOBSCENE"), SPINESHANK ("Smothered") and STONE SOUR ("Inhale"). Also winning in the "Hard Rock Performance" category were EVANESCENCE ("Bring Me to Life"), who were chosen over such acts as AUDIOSLAVE ("Like a Stone"), GODSMACK ("Straight Out of Line"), JANE'S ADDICTION ("Just Because"), and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE ("Go With the Flow"). EVANESCENCE also came out on top in the "Best New Artist" category, with singer Amy Lee and departed guitarist Ben Moody accepting the award on live television. - Click Here for the Full Story