Van Halen Reunion
BW&BK reports: As previously reported, BW&BK sources confirm that SAMMY HAGAR and the rest of VAN HALEN are currently locked away in a California studio. No word on whether they are recording a couple of tracks for the much talked about Best Of Vol. II or a full studio record. Insiders say that the band will use the Sammy Hagar pre-Super Bowl show to make the announcement of a reunion (thus ensuring international press coverage).
Another rumor surfaced today - the band is currently booking a summer tour and are rumored to have hand picked TESLA to be the opening band. In related news, Tesla's club/theatre tour starts on March 15th in Oklahoma City, OK and the band will be performing two hour sets in each city. - Click Here for the Full Story
In other words, Van Hagar fans should hold their breath until Sunday.
More Motley Porn
Blabbermouth reports: A never-before-seen sex video featuring Donna D'Errico, wife of MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, is scheduled to go online next week, according to the web site YouGottaKnow.com. Although Donna's "partner" in the video has never been officially identified, rumor has it that it is the lead singer from SUBPOENA. - Click Here for the Full Story
Digital Noise reports: Limp Bizkit will be heading overseas in late February for a number of stops.
The Revolution Smile will be the opening band from February 27th through to March 29th. - Click Here for the Full Story
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Rush Justice Delay
Blabbermouth reports: Arraignment hearings for RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson (a.k.a. Alex Zivojinovich) and his son, Justin Zivojinovich, over a New Year's Eve arrest following an encounter with deputies in North Naples, Florida were continued Monday (Jan. 26) for two weeks, according to News-Press.com.
Assistant State Attorney Rich Montecalvo said he's still trying to decide what charges, if any, will be filed against the guitarist.
The hearings were delayed because he is still reviewing police reports and trying to decide whether to file formal charges against the father and son, Montecalvo said. He said he should make his decision by the time of the next hearings.
If prosecutors decide to file formal charges, trial dates will be scheduled for the defendants, Montecalvo said. - Click Here for the Full Story
Kelly Osbourne 'Doing It'
for ABC Pilot
Blabbermouth reports: Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Kelly Osbourne is making her first foray into scripted series with ABC's drama pilot "Doing It".
Based on British author Melvin Burgess' controversial young-adult novel, "Doing It" centers on the sexual antics of three 16-year-old Seattle boys: Dino (Sean Farris), Jonathan (Chris Lowell) and Ben (Jon Foster).
Osbourne, star of MTV's reality comedy "The Osbournes" and daughter of BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne, will play a love interest for Jonathan.
Also cast in the pilot are Marguerite Moreau ("Easy"), who will play a young English-lit teacher, and Missy Peregrym (the WB Network's "Black Sash"), who will play Dino's girlfriend. - Click Here for the Full Story
And ABC wonders why thier ratings keep slipping.
Weezer.com reports: Fans that want to pick up the "The Blue Album" Deluxe Edition from Weezer will also get a bonus disc titled " "Dusty Gems and Raw Nuggets" filled with b-sides and rare unreleased stuff.
Track listing for bonus disc
1. Mykel and Carli (b-side)
2. Susanne (b-side)
3. My Evaline (b-side)
4. Jamie (originally appeared on DGC rarities)
5. My Name Is Jonas (live b-side)
6. Surfwax America (live b-side)
7. Jamie (live acoustic b-side)
8. No One Else (live acoustic b-side)
9. Undone (previously unreleased kitchen tapes)
10. Paperface (previously unreleased kitchen tapes)
11. Only In Dreams (previously unreleased kitchen tapes)
12. Lullaby For Wayne (previously unreleased pre-production recording)
13. I Swear It's True (previously unreleased pre-production recording)
14. Say It Ain't So (original album mix)
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The PRP reports: Initial dates have been announced this years SnoCore trek which will feature Trapt, finger eleven, Smile Empty Soul and Strata, they are as follows:
March 04th Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
March 05th Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero/Balcony Bar
March 06th Worcester, MA - The Palladium
March 09th Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
March 10th New York, NY - Webster Hall
March 12th Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
March 13th Portland, ME - State Theatre
March 14th Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre/Underground
March 22nd Toledo, OH - University Of Toledo
March 28th Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
March 30th Sauget, IL - Pop's
March 31st Fayetteville, AR - Arkansas Tech Univ.
April 08th Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
April 09th Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
April 10th Milwaukee, WI - The Rave/The Eagles Ballroom
April 17th Houston, TX - C.W. Mitchell Pavilion
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RIFTrock reports: Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has stated intentions on releasing a studio version of what many fans know as the "Eigth Star" bootleg. The album is reported to feature material that was recorded in 1996, but was set aside for Iommi's first solo album. The album featured members from groups such as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Deep Purple. Iommi will go into the studio for the mixing stages of the album, with a release date and track listing to come as the project develops. - Click Here for the Full Story
MTV reports: Incubus are the latest band to be feature on MTV.com's "The Leak". click on the full story link below to listen to streams of the entire new CD "A Crow Left Of The Murder", which is set to hit stores next week.- Click Here for the Full Story
Billboard reports: With an announcement regarding their upcoming tour plans expected imminently, the Strokes have confirmed a Feb. 5 concert in Hollywood, Calif., to benefit VH1's Save the Music Foundation. Tickets are $50; payment can only be made with an American Express card via Ticketmaster.com. - Click Here for the Full Story
While you can get Stroked in Hollywood, you better bring your AMEX card because the band doesn't accept Visa.
Tears For Fears Happy Ending
Reuters reports: Tears For Fears principals Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith have completed and set a release date for their reunion album, "Everybody Loves a Happy Ending."
The Arista release will be the duo's first since 1989. "Happy Ending" will be released in the U.S. on April 6, preceded by first single "Closest Thing to Heaven," which will be shipped Feb. 9 to U.S. radio outlets.
In addition to the title cut and first single, the album will feature Orzabal and Smith compositions such as "Call Me Mellow," "Killing With Kindness," "Ladybird," "Last Days on Earth" and "Who Killed Tangerine?" The album also contains a number of songs written solely by Orzabal, including "Size of Sorrow," "Quiet Ones," "The Devil" and "Secret World." Finally, one song, "Who You Are," is credited to Smith and Charlton Pettus, who co-produced the album with the duo.
The act is in the process of confirming summer tour dates and television appearances. - Click Here for the Full Story
AP reports: Dave Matthews Band will receive the special Chairman's Award at the upcoming NAACP Image Awards for its devotion to social and environmental causes and its "dignified representation of people of color," the civil rights group has announced.
With the awards, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People honors people and companies that support positive change for people of color in arts and entertainment. The honor will be bestowed at the March 6 awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Fox will broadcast the program on March 11. - Click Here for the Full Story
AP reports: A court hearing for singer/actress Courtney Love, who faces two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, was postponed Tuesday after the judge said "additional investigation" was needed before the case could proceed.
Love met privately with Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox for eight minutes before her brief court appearance. Fox said her hearing would be delayed until Feb. 11 because of "certain issues as it relates to an investigation on this matter."
It was the second time the hearing was delayed. - Click Here for the Full Story
Elvis For Sale
AP reports: A New Jersey company is offering Elvis Presley fans a chance to buy what it says is a slice of history.
And it really means a slice — 2-inch snips of a tape reel featuring some of the King's earliest recordings.
"This is a piece of the history," said Tony Bongiovi, an engineer and record producer involved with trying to authenticate the reel. "Here's a chance to get something that nobody has."
On the reel are recordings of the first songs a then-unknown Presley put together in a studio in the early 1950s. They're known as the "Sun Sessions," a series of songs released by Sun records before Presley moved to a major label.
The reel is in bad condition and could barely be played. Copies have been made of what was recorded on it. Bongiovi said he doubted the original could be heard again without falling apart.
"Within the next 10 years, no matter what kind of technology is available, this tape will never, ever be able to be played," he said. - Click Here for the Full Story
This Is Not A Hit
New York Daily News reports: Missy Elliott may be getting big time props from the Grammys these days, but she's getting a major dis from radio stations and fans. The hip-hop star's new CD has slumped to No. 76 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart after just eight weeks. - Click Here for the Full Story
Not even remotely rock related but sure some haters would enjoy the good news.
Electric Basement reports: In an EXCLUSIVE interview with Electricbasement.com, TANTRIC guitarist/vocalist TODD WHITENER talked about the band's sophomore effort After We Go due out soon on Maverick Records. While 3 of the bandmembers used to play behind Travis Meeks in DAYS OF THE NEW, the band is still carving out its own identity in the press and public, "Yeah.(laughs) Well, we just took it for what it was and it didn't exactly get 'tiring' because we never really thought twice about it. We just knew in the beginning that was the way that it was going to be. Obviously it would be great that if eventually everyone saw it for what it is. I think that, over time, people will see that because we are all very focussed on what we do and I think that will show, especially with this album. We are all so very proud of this album and we had so much to write about. We dug a little deeper on this album, just going through so much over the last couple of years. So, I hope that the album will speak for itself and people will begin to recognize it for what it is and not for what it was.(laughs)."- Click Here for the Full Story
A new Creed CD is coming out?
Glassjaw Still Going
I Ate Your Microphone reports: Glassjaw's guitarist Justin Beck has issued a statement on behalf of the band denying any truth to the endless internet rumours which have recently been circulating regarding the band breaking up:
"...as far as glassjaw goes,,,,hmmmmmm i would say it is going, to me it is always going and going great. I work all day and write all night. Daryl is doing HA, and that is keeping him busy and in the mean time i am just writing, writing, writing. You know people get all caught up on the fact that gj members are all doing other things,,, but that is the way it has always been. When gj songs are composed they have always been composed entirely by one member on their own time, so if todd or dave where jerking off on jupiter it really wouldn't matter the same process would still continue and gj would still produce music. So if it takes a month more or another decade expect more of the gj. So chill out and drink a malted. dada. beck"- Click Here for the Full Story
Songs In A Box
I Ate Your Microphone reports: A new career retrospective of Alice In Chains will be released on March 16th through Columbia/Legacy. The double disc set will include twenty nine songs in total, and has been dubbed "The Essential". - Click Here for the Full Story
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I Ate Your Microphone reports: Plenty of rumours have been circulating regarding the expected line-up at this years incarnation of Ozzfest, however some potential names at present which are yet to be confirmed but appear likely to make appearances include Amen, As I Lay Dying, Chimaira, Damageplan, DevilDriver, Hatebreed, In Flames, Judas Priest, Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Unearth and Velvet Revolver.- Click Here for the Full Story
Net Music Countdown reports: Foo Fighter frontman/mastermind, Dave Grohl, will be presenting his heavy metal side project, PROBOT, this Wednesday, January 28th at a live performance at the MTV studios in New York, New York.
Probot is a sort of "dream project" for the guitarist; an album filled with old school metal heroes.
Wednesday's taping will feature Grohl performing the PROBOT rendition of "My Tortured Soul" with Eric Wagner (TROUBLE), Wino (ex-THE OBSESSED, ST. VITUS, SPIRIT CARAVAN), Greg Anderson (Southern Lord Records head honcho) and Nick Raskulinecz (PROBOT, FOO FIGHTERS mixer).
Grohl and Probot will also do interviews and an episode of "Headbanger's Ball" which will feature the world premier of "Shake Your Blood" a video featuring Lemmy from MOTORHEAD.
The Probot CD, cleverly titled "Probot",
will hit the stores February 10th, 2004. - Click
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