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Lars Illness Update
NME reports: [Follow up to yesterday's lead story. Not much more is known, but NME does have a little bit more info]METALLICA's LARS ULRICH is in a German hospital waiting for the results of tests after falling ill in Europe.
NME.COM understands that the drummer had "a turn" while travelling in a private plane between Lisbon in Portugal and the UK. The decision was made to land in Germany, where an ambulance was waiting for Ulrich.
A spokesperson for the band told NME.COM: "He's waiting on results from tests. He's in a German hospital right now." [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Punk Pioneer Dies
New York Times reports: Robert Quine, a noted guitarist of the New York rock scene of the 1970's and 80's who played with Richard Hell, Lou Reed and others, died last week in his home in Manhattan. He was 61.
He was found dead by the police on Saturday, said James Marshall, a friend. The police found a note and said they believed the death was a suicide but are awaiting a medical examiner's report. Mr. Marshall said he believed Mr. Quine died on May 31.
In the loud world of New York punk, where crude simplicity trumped most conventional notions of musical skill, Mr. Quine stood out as a stylish virtuoso. His guitar, first heard on "Blank Generation," the 1977 album by Richard Hell and the Voidoids, borrowed equally from rockabilly, jazz and the Velvet Underground, giving the music a quick, agitated pulse and an explosive power. [see full story for a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Satanic Killings By Metal
Blabbermouth reports: The bodies of two members of the Italian heavy metal band BEASTS OF SATAN, who were allegedly killed six years ago in a satanic sacrifice, were uncovered in a two-meter deep grave in a wood in northern Italy, according to Reuters.
19-year-old Chiara Marino and 16-year-old Fabio Tollis were last seen in January 1998 leaving a pizzeria with other members of their group. Four of the band members have been arrested for murdering the pair for a human sacrifice.
"It is a crime with a level of cruelty and savagery, with an intent to cause extreme pain through ritual activity, that I have never seen before in my career," chief investigating magistrate Antonio Pizzi told Reuters on Monday.
"There was a very specific ritual with very specific rites and at the end of that Chiara and Fabio were killed."
Italian media said witness statements showed Marino and Tollis died during a cocaine-fuelled ritual where Marino, a petite brunette, was killed under a full moon by knife plunged into her heart. [see full story for more including photos]- Click Here for the Full Story
Tool CD Update
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting at Toolband.com, TOOL members Adam Jones (guitars), Justin Chancellor (bass) and Danny Carey (drums) "have been keeping to their rigorous schedule, writing and arranging material for the next TOOL CD, this despite the Lakers being in the NBA play-offs, a fact of life which occupies a couple of the band members' nights (rehearsal/writing sessions go from noon 'till six). In a couple of weeks, when he's finished touring with [A PERFECT CIRCLE], [singer] Maynard [James Keenan] will join in on the ghastly fun (although he's already been quite involved), and hopefully, another web-cast can be arranged once more of the new songs begin to take shape. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Blabbermouth also has news on URKRAFT, FILTER, JUDAS PRIEST Singer ROB HALFORD: 'I Never Get Laid!', ROB ZOMBIE To Develop Series For MTV, Porn Star GINGER LYNN Joins Cast Of 'The Devil's Rejects', SOCIETY 1 Begin Recording New Album and more click here to check it out
MTV reports: Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes will release a solo album, Gibby Haynes & His Problem, on August 31. The disc will feature 11 songs including "Kaiser" and "Redneck Sex." [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
MTV reports: Marilyn Manson's lawsuit against former bandmember Scott Putesky (a.k.a. Daisy Berkowitz) and Empire Musicwerks Records has been settled. In the suit, filed on April 28, Manson sought to stop the continued distribution of an album and DVD of material from his former band the Spooky Kids, as the cover made unauthorized use of the singer's image. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Courtney Love Animated
MTV reports: Though most of Courtney Love's adventures lately have unfortunately revolved around drugs and the law, the one that will be available in comic-book stories starting next month is much more magical. Thanks to Japanese animation, Love gets a fresh start as Princess Ai, a mysterious young woman dropped from another planet in Tokyo, where she must piece together clues about who she is, why she's on Earth, and the secret of the heart-shaped box she carries. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: MTV also has news on Lindsay Lohan, Paris, Wayans Deliver Shock Treatment At MTV Movie Awards, Usher, Kanye To Bring 'The Truth', P. Diddy's Next Act: Olympic Torchbearer, Fantasia Barrino, Britney Spears, Nick Lachey, Loon, Reagan Remembered For His Optimistic Vision Of The Future and more click here to check it out
Behind The Guns (N' Roses)
Day in Rock reports: VH1 is primed to give GNR fans a night they won't soon forget. The cable music station plans to air a "Behind the Music" special on Guns N' Roses on June 20th at 9PM followed by the premier of "(inside)out: the rise of Velvet Revolver" the promised documentary on the making of the band, which airs at 10:00 pm. Click the full story link for more on the (inside)out special. See the Behind the music link for info on that special. - Click Here for the Full Story - Click Here for Behind the Music special info
Midnight Oil Singer To Enter
AP reports: Peter Garrett, the former lead singer of the disbanded Australian rock group Midnight Oil, has been touted to run in the next federal election.
Sunday newspapers gave front page coverage to the prospect of Garrett, a leading environmentalist and longtime political activist, becoming the highest profile candidate for the safe Labor Party seat of Kingsford Smith in Sydney. - Click Here for the Full Story
Velvet Revolver Hits Stores
Day in Rock reports: The wait is over for Velvet Revolver fans. The group's debut cd "Contraband" hits stores today. What can you expect? Three of our writers check in with a review of the CD for our Tag Team series. Click the full story link to see what they think and also post your own review. - Click Here for the Full Story
Slipknot & Slayer Take
IAYM reports: Slipknot and Slayer are to embark on a UK trek together in October, dubbed "The Unholy Alliance" tour. Some currently scheduled dates include:
October 03rd Glasgow, Scotland SECC
October 05th Birmingham, England NIA
October 06th Manchester, England MEN Arena
October 08th Cardiff, Wales International Arena
October 09th London, England Hammersmith Carling Apollo - Click Here for the Full Story
Dog Fashion Disco Live CD/DVD
IAYM reports: Dog Fashion Disco are planning to record their June 14th show at Fletcher's in Baltimore, Maryland for a brand new live CD/DVD release.
This is currently scheduled for a late summer release date. In news relating to their other DVD release (the "DFDVD"), it is currently being assembled and they are eyeing a June 24th release date; preorders are currently being accepted at www.dogfashiondisco.com [see full story for tracklisting to the live cd/DVD and more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: IAYM also has news on cKy dates, All Parallels update, Mastodon join Fear Factory/Sworn Enemy tour, Slipknot: 'Scream' download, Abloom live dates, AudioVENT/Nigel update, Simplistic update and more click here to check it out
Less Than Revolution
liveDaily reports: Florida-based punk-pop band Less Than Jake has claimed a spot on this summer's edition of Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution Tour, which also features Korn, The Used, Snoop Dogg and others.
Less Than Jake--which is set to open Projekt Revolution's main stage each day--will be backing its forthcoming odds-and-ends album, "B is for B-Sides," which compiles a mix of European B-sides and previously unreleased tracks. The set is scheduled to hit stores on July 20. [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
liveDaily reports: Veteran industrial outfit KMFDM offers up a new live CD and DVD this summer, and prepares for a supporting world tour with a brief series of U.S. club and theater dates.
The group has lined up a short stretch of West Coast shows that kick off on June 19 in Portland, OR, and wrap up in Seattle on June 25. Details are shown below. A European trek follows in July; the band may return to the states later this summer, according to a spokesperson. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: liveDaily also has news on Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony reportedly wed in California, Raveonettes pencil in late summer club tour, Fundraising concerts for Kerry called off after Reagan's death, Black Crowes guitarist books gigs, readies solo debut and more click here to check it out
Eminem "bum" Rap Not To Air
andPOP reports: [follow up from a story yesterday] If you're hoping to see Eminem's rear-end on Thursday night when you watch the MTV Movie Awards, you will be disappointed. Although the rapper mooned the crowd at the award show, which was taped Saturday, MTV has decided to edit out the end of that performance.
Eminem performed with his D12 clan, dressed as Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses. At the end of the performance, he pulled down his pants, revealing his "bare backside," as the AP describes. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Ace Quits Biz?
Metal-Rules reports: Although the validity of the following is yet to be confirmed or denied, sources close to original and former KISS guitarist ACE FREHLEY are reporting the following:
- Ace has retired from the music biz.
- Ace now lives in Florida with his ex-wife.
- Ace cut off all his hair.
- Ace has no plans to tour or record with KISS or as a solo artist.
- He has also said he needs to do this to stay alive and away from drugs and booze.
Meanwhile, adding fuel to the fire, Ace's official website (www.acefrehleyonline.com) no longer exists.- Click Here for the Full Story
Double Nick Cave
Aversion reports: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will release a double album in the fall.
The set, Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus, is due out in September from Mute. [more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Morrissey B-side Mad
Aversion reports: The next Morrissey single, "The First of the Gang to Die," will feature three unreleased B-sides.
The single, the second to come from his You Are the Quarry (Attak), will be backed with by "My Life Is An Endless Succession Of People Saying Goodbye," "Teenage Dad On His Estate" and "Mexico." The single will be out July 13 from Attak/Sanctuary. [see full story for Aversion's review of the new CD - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Aversion also has news on Voidoids Guitarist Found Dead, Fountains of Wayne Release B-Sides, Face To Face Shoots Moon with Releases, Libertine Quits Rehab, Vanishes, The Exit Finish Sophomore Album and more click here to check it out
Atreyu Limited Digipak
siN's metal news reports: Besides having a new record on June 29th, ATREYU will be releasing a special, very limited edition, of "The Curse" on the same day. It will be available only through Best Buy stores. Only 30,000 copies of this limited edition will be produced (The limited edition of "Suicide Notes & Butterfly Kisses" sold out in less than one month). The limited edition discs will be individually numbered and in a special gold foil stamped digipak, with the regular lyric book inside. [see full story for plus info on an instore appearance in OC]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: siN's metal news also has news on Tool, 1st Annual Aggressive Music Festival, Sabbath Evil Live - Tribute Release Party, Head Automatica, Fear Factory / Mastodon / Sworn Enemy - More dates Slipknot / Slayer - Unholy Alliance and more click here to check it out
Reel Big Winners
press release reports: Reel Big Fish's latest release, "Cheer Up!" won the "Outstanding World Beat/Ska Album" award at the California Music Awards which were handed out last night in Oakland, CA.
Other winners included, Red Hot Chili Pepper's ("California Favorite"), The Offspring ""Outstanding Alternative Album"), John Lee Hooker ("Outstanding Blues Album"), AFI ("Outstanding Group") Gwen Stefani ("Outstanding Female Vocalist"), Blink 182 ("Outstanding Hard Rock Album") and Black Eyed Peas ("Outstanding Hip Hop Album") among others.
The award comes just as the popular ska/punk/pop/rock ensemble gears up for this summer's Coast to Coast Roast Tour which kicks off on June 15th in New Haven, CT. Rounding out the bill are RX Bandits, Catch 22, Lucky Boys Confusion, Big D. And The Kids Table, Jenoah and Suburban Legends.
Two additional Orange County House of Blues
shows have just been added. The three OC shows have now been dubbed, "Hometown
Fan Appreciation Nights," and will be unique in that each night will offer
fans special bonuses. [see full story for more on Reel Big Fish and details
on the special shows]- Click
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