Soul Shine reports: "Once upon a time not too long ago, the Feds wanted all my music off the air," said hip-hop artist Eminem. But the artist has found an answer to that dilemma. Eminem – who gets his name from his initials M.M. – and his record label will be launching a radio station on the satellite network Sirius. Since Sirius stations are not bound by the same rules as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) controlled ground stations, there are no restrictions on content. Eminem and Shady Records plan on taking advantage of this. "I can't wait to start dropping new material, exclusive tracks, and uncensored hip-hop featuring me and everyone else, freely saying whatever the hell we want," said Eminem.
The as yet named station hits to air in the fall. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Dillinger Escape Plan Plot
BW&BK reports: THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced forthcoming tour dates in support of their highly anticipated new album, Miss Machine. Miss Machine will be released on July 20th, while the band's headlining tour begins on July 18th in Baltimore, Maryland. Titled the F$#king With The Lights On tour, the four week trek is scheduled to conclude August 17th in New York City with additional dates pending. Support on the Dillinger tour will be provided by THE BRONX, PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS, DECEHEDRON, READ YELLOW, DAUGHTERS and others. At the conclusion of the North American tour, Dillinger will head to Europe to perform amongst the headliners of the UK's heralded Reading and Leeds Festivals. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Aerosmith Taking A Year Off
RIFTrock reports: Aerosmith will be taking a year off following their Japanese tour. Joe Perry has explained that the band has not had more than three weeks off in the past four years. This will give the band time to work on other side projects. The band will be appearing in the sequal to "Get Shorty" enititled "Be Cool". - Click Here for the Full Story
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Axl Sues Again
siN's metal news reports: In more legal drama, GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose has filed a[nother] lawsuit against Deadline Music/Cleopatra Records who are re-issuing old GUNS N' ROSES demos. As previously reported, Rose failed to get a preliminary injunction last Tuesday. With this lawsuit Rose is still vying to stop the release of the album ''The Roots Of Guns N' Roses'', a collection of demos featuring Rose and former guitarist Izzy Stradlin. - Click Here for the Full Story
John 5 Readies Solo CD
siN's metal news reports: Former MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 is busy tweaking and finishing up his upcoming instrumental solo album, tentatively titled ''Vertigo'' which will be released later this year under his real name of John Lowery. - Click Here for the Full Story
Murderdoll Plots Solo Plans
siN's metal news reports: Ghoulish THE MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 is getting ready to enter the studio in 2 weeks (with a new backing band), and is currently working out a number of tours across the US and Europe.- Click Here for the Full Story
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Metal Guitarist Stabbed 6
Times in Fight
Blabbermouth reports: Finnish "pagan battle metal" act TURISAS have released more details about the incident that left the group's guitarist, Georg Laakso, stabbed six times in the back times in the group's hometown of Hämeenlinna, Finland over the weekend. The guitarist has since been released from the hospital and his condition is said to be "OK."
"The incident took place outside a fast-food restaurant in the centre of Hämeenlinna where Georg, Mathias plus a few friends stopped for something to eat," reads a posting on the band's web site. "Georg got into a fight with a guy in front of the restaurant, and was stabbed in the back in a very gross and despicable manner by a third outside person while fighting the other guy. At that point no-one, including Georg himself, noticed that any stabbing had taken place — it wasn't before half an hour later, when Georg had gone down to the police station to clear things out, he started to feel his t-shirt getting sticky and noticed the wounds in his back. He was immediately transported to the hospital where he was given medical treatment and was kept under observation until today afternoon. Luckily, none of the six stab wounds did any injury to internal organs even if the deepest one was 10 cm deep." [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Chevelle Set Sept Release
Blabbermouth reports: CHEVELLE have set a September 21 release date through Epic Records for their forthcoming album, titled "This Type of Thinking Could Do Us In". The first single off the Chicago-based sibling trio's follow-up to 2002's platinum-selling "Wonder What's Next" will be "Ritalin", which will start popping up on radio stations in early August. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Lars Laments Napster Battle
Blabbermouth reports: While promoting METALLICA's documentary, "Some Kind of Monster", in New York City last week, the band's drummer, Lars Ulrich, was asked if whether he had any regrets about how he handled the whole Napster issue in 2001 and being the target of the subsequent backlash.
"I wish that I was more… you know, I felt kind of ambushed by the whole thing because I didn't really know enough about what we were getting ourselves into when we jumped," he said, according to Launch Radio Networks. "We didn't know enough about the kind of grassroots thing, and what had been going on the last couple of months in the country as this whole new phenomenon was going on. We were just so stuck in our controlling ways of wanting to control everything that had to do with METALLICA. So we were caught off guard and we had a little bit of a rougher landing on that one than on other times than when we just blindly leap. But you know, I'm still proud of the fact that we did leap… and I took a lot of hits and it was difficult." [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Lost Joey Ramone CD Dispute
Blabbermouth reports: The New York Post's "Page Six" is reporting that Joey Ramone's estate is battling his former producer over the punk rock legend's "lost album." Page Six has learned that the RAMONES singer recorded demos of 16 songs with the help of producer Daniel Rey before his death in 2001. Now Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, claims that the tapes are being "held hostage" by Rey, who wants $100,000 for them. "We've been trying to get Daniel to hand them back since Joey died," he says. "They don't belong to him." But Rey, who recorded and played all the instruments on the demos, says he only wants "some sort of settlement. It has nothing to do with money . . . I'm just concerned with protecting Joey's musical legacy." The producer adds: "These should be released as an album of demos. This is stuff that me and Joey did together." Leigh says the family would like to play the demos for Joey's former A&R guy, Kevin Patrick, and possibly re-record the music backing Joey's vocals. - Click Here for the Full Story
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Stars Pay Tribute To Parsons
Chart Attack reports: Parsonsmania came to a head with a two tribute concert in California this past weekend organized by Gram's daughter Polly. Old friends like Keith Richards and newer disciples such as Steve Earle, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Norah Jones and Jay Farrar performed some of Parsons' songs (which are relatively few, considering how many covers he favoured) to thousands of fans who never got to see the real thing. A similar tribute package has been put together for Canadian audiences by the Cisco Toronto and Ottawa Bluesfests for July 17 and 18 respectively. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Tiger Army Want To Invade
Chart Attack reports: Psychobilly freaks don't get your creepers in a knot, but Tiger Army singer/guitarist Nick 13 expects the band to do their first cross-Canada headlining tour some time in the very near future.
"I don't know if it's just speculation… maybe my own heartfelt desires but I think we're on track for a proper Canadian tour," he says with excitement. "I don't want to get anyone's hopes up, ‘cause if it doesn't happen soon, it won't happen for a really long time… but I can't help it." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Electric Basement reports: KROKUS frontman MARC STORACE recently talked with ClassicRockRevisited.com about AC/DC, "When the question came through the grapevine after Bon [Scott's] death to join AC/DC I didn't know whether to believe it or not but I turned it down outright anyway. I didn't want to look temptation in the eye. Besides, I wasn't even tempted because I believed Krokus was going to continue to get bigger. AC/DC is the biggest band in the whole wide world now but back then I was that naive. I was cocky and naïve. I believed in what I was doing and I didn't like the AC/DC comparisons. We are not a 100% rip off."- Click Here for the Full Story
Priest On ET
Electric Basement reports: Entertainment Tonight recently caught up with the reunited JUDAS PRIEST this past weekend at their 2004 tour kick-off in Hartford, CT. The show is planning to air the behind-the-scenes feature which led up to the band's debut U.S. performance with legendary vocalist ROB HALFORD this Wednesday, July 14th.- Click Here for the Full Story
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Napalm Death Covers
IAYM reports: Napalm Death's new covers album "Leaders Not Followers 2" will see a North American release on October 05th through Century Media.- Click Here for the Full Story
Durst Kills Wes Rumor
Day in Rock reports: This is a follow up to a story that ran yesterday in which a posting to the Limp Bizkit message boards reportedly made by Durst stated that Wes had returned to the band and they had changed their name to Limp. As we pointed out in that story, it didn't appear to be legitimate as Durst typically will post updates on the Limp Bizkit news page and also the message was not written in Durst style (capitalization). Apparently, Durst agrees. He set the record straight with an update to the Limp Bizkit site that went up the morning after our report ran. "hello people. this is a little bit of information for you. don't believe everything you read or hear and don't think that i would ever post anything on the site besides in the news or admin areas. stay tuned for chaos. one more thing, don't go to sleep. yours truly, fred" [see full story for the original report]- Click Here for the Full Story
antiMUSIC reports: Cathy Rich, daughter of legendary jazz drummer Buddy Rich has acquired the film and television rights to produce the Neil Peart bio Ghost Rider through her production company Scabeba Entertainment. The Drainie-Taylor biography prize finalist was also chosen as one of the five most exceptional biographies of the year. - Click Here for the Full Story
Lost Beatles Tapes
antiMUSIC reports: A British man that was visiting Australia to attend a wedding may have discovered some lost Beatles tapes and a wealth of Beatles memorabilia in a suitcase he purchased at a flea market.
Fraser Claughton had purchased the suitcase at a flea market and once he opened it he discovered a collection of photographs, concert programs and some sealed tapes that were reportedly labeled "Abbey Road … not for release". The tapes are said to contain 270 minutes of outtakes and music from the Fab Four, including some experimental material with alternate versions or segments of songs. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the tapes also include one previously unreleased song titled "I'm In Love".
The tapes have yet to be authenticated. They have been sent to the Beatles' record company, Apple, for examination. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
antiMUSIC reports: [Here are some tidbits on the ongoing Courtney Love drama]Courtney Love was reportedly discharged from the hospital on Monday. Love spent the weekend at the Bellevue Hospital Center after being admitted Friday evening, her 40th birthday. A source close to Love, told Reuters that the troubled singer checked out of the hospital sometime yesterday (July 12) and was transfered to an undisclosed facility.
MTV reports that a source 'close to the situation' said that a "pregnancy test turned up negative, and it was determined that there had been no miscarriage."
...Love is scheduled to appear in court this week on Thursday and Friday, for a hearing on a felony drug-possession charge and for sentencing on a misdemeanor drug charge related to the October incident [see full story for more details]. - Click Here for the Full Story
Grohl Joins NIN?
Ananova reports: [Follow up to a story from a couple days ago. Now it is rumored that Grohl joined NIN, not just as a guest on the CD]Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl has reportedly joined Nine Inch Nails.
The NME says Californian band The Exies have posted a report about Grohl performing live with Trent Reznor's group on their website.
It also claims Grohl has been seen with the band on their own studio webcam. [more] - Click Here for the Full Story
NY Dolls & Razorlight
Ananova reports: Razorlight move up the Carling Weekend Reading and Leeds Festivals bill.
They're replacing My Morning Jacket on Saturday August 28 in Reading and Sunday August 29 in Leeds.
Fellow replacements The New York Dolls follow them on the bill. The punk veterans take the place of The Vines, who recently cancelled all of their current touring commitments. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Stray Cats Reunion
liveDaily reports: The Stray Cats have reunited for a month-long tour of Europe. Each of the 17 shows on the tour will be recorded for release by Surfdog Records. All 17 CDs are scheduled for release in the U.S. in August.
The tour's July 17 stop at London's Brixton Academy will be filmed for release as a live CD/DVD collection titled "Rumble in Brixton." - Click Here for the Full Story
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RHCP Set World Record
Xfm reports: The Red Hot Chili Peppers' recent shows at Hyde Park in London set a new world record as the highest grossing concert event at a single venue in music history, bringing in an astonishing $17 million.
The three shows (June 19, 20 and 25) sold out within hours of going on sale, had a paying audience of 258,000 punters, bringing in $17,187,234 (approximately £9,115,282) setting a new world record. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
The Music Set Soph Effort
Xfm reports: The Music have confirmed to Xfm Online the details of the follow up to debut album ‘The Music'. Entitled, ‘Welcome To The North', the Leeds four-piece have also confirmed that a first single proper will follow next week's download only release of title track ‘Welcome To The North'.
Recorded in Atlanta with producer Brendan O'Brien (Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) earlier this year, the album ‘Welcome To The North' is out on September 20, with the first single 'Freedom Fighters' preceding it on September 6. [see full story for more including tracklisting] - Click Here for the Full Story
Xfm reports: Xfm Online can reveal that the band will be undertaking an 18-date UK arena tour over November and December this year, which will possibly include an astonishing three nights at Wembley Arena.
The band are also planning on releasing a new DVD compilation in time for Christmas this year. The double disc set will feature a documentary made by Nick Abrahams, all the band's videos (including the rarely seen video for ‘Friday Night') and an early homemade video for ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love'. [see full story for more including some details on the new CD] - Click Here for the Full Story
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Tulsa Declares J.J. Cale
press release reports: On the heels of his acclaimed new album To Tulsa And Back, J.J. Cale has just wrapped a rare tour of the United States (only his second tour since 1996) that played to sold out crowds across the country. In the course of the tour, Cale was accompanied by Eric Clapton, commemorated by his hometown of Tulsa, and began filming of a forthcoming documentary, details of which will be announced shortly.
One of Cale's inspirations for hitting the road in the first place was an invitation from Eric Clapton to participate in his Crossroads Festival in Dallas. That led to warmup dates on the West Coast which then headed east to Dallas. Clapton joined Cale for his entire set in Dallas which included such Cale originals as "Cocaine," "After Midnight" and "Travelin Light," all of which reached a wider audience via Clapton's versions of the songs. Clapton recently told Vanity Fair that J.J. Cale was the one living person he most admired.
Cale's return to Tulsa's historic Cain's
Ballroom for only his second performance in the city in the past two decades,
in addition to the civic pride inspired by the title of the new CD, prompted
Mayor Bill LaFortune to proclaim July 5 as "J.J. Cale Day" in Tulsa. -
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