Love Wanted By Police
xinhuanet reports: An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for US singer-actress Courtney Love, who was charged with attacking a woman in April, district attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said.
The felony charge stems from an April 25 incident at the Los Angeles home of Love's former manager Jim Barber, where Love attacked a female friend of Barber's with a bottle and a metal flashlight.
The embattled rocker, who has been charged in three additional cases, was not in custody, and it was unclear whether she had been served with the warrant. [more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Maybe she should have called her CD "America's Most Wanted"?
Fans Attack Iggy Pop
Rockdirt reports: Iggy Pop performed at Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland on Sunday (June 6). Iggy was photographed after jumping into the crowd, where he was mauled and cut by over-zealous fans, before returning to the stage and continuing unfazed. [see full story for links to photos]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Xfm reports: London police reportedly questioned the guitarist in a Clash tribute band after they intercepted a text message that contained lyrics they mistakenly believed made reference to terrorist activities.
Mike Devine (35) - the bassist in Clash tribute act London Calling - had been trying to text the lyrics to the Clash song ‘Tommy Gun' to the singer in his band, but accidentally sent a text message to wrong number last week (April 30)
The person who received the message became concerned Avon and Somerset Police on who then sent a Special Branch officer to visit the bassist at his office. Devine (an engineer at a mobile phone company in Bristol) admitted he was worried when an officer arrived at his workplace.
He was then asked to explain what the text message meant. It read, "How about this for Tommy Gun? OK - SO LET'S AGREE ABOUT THE PRICE AND MAKE IT ONE JET AIRLINER FOR TEN PRISONERS."
Devine said the detective looked "puzzled" then "a little embarrassed" when he was told they were the lyrics were taken from The Clash's 1970s song. - Click Here for the Full Story
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Variety reports: Terrorists are moving into the piracy biz at an alarmingly rapid rate, according to MPAA topper Jack Valenti and a recent report from Interpol.
During a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, Valenti cited an April 6 Interpol report examining the links between intellectual property crime and terrorist financing.
"Interpol believes there is a significant link between counterfeiting and terrorism in locations where there are entrenched terrorist groups," Valenti told the senators, quoting Interpol secretary general Ron Noble. [see full story]- Click Here for the Full Story
FCC & CC Cut Deal
AP reports: Federal regulators have reached a record settlement with the nation's largest radio chain to resolve a number of indecency complaints against Howard Stern and other radio personalities, according to a source familiar with the deal.
The Federal Communications Commission's settlement with Clear Channel Communications is estimated at $1.75 million, according to the source, who requested anonymity in the absence of a formal announcement [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Fender Not For Sale
Reuters reports: Fender Musical Instruments, which has made guitars for generations of rock legends, denied media reports on Wednesday that it had hired financial advisors to find a buyer for the company.
The Financial Times, citing people familiar with the situation, said on Wednesday that Goldman Sachs has been hired to sell the legendary guitar company, which could draw bids of up to $500 million.
But Fender Chairman and Chief Executive Bill Schultz, who participated in a buyout of the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company by U.S. private equity firm Weston Presidio in 1985, denied those reports in a terse statement released late Wednesday. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Thomas 'Quorthon' Forsberg
MTV reports: Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg, the frontman for pioneering Swedish metal band Bathory, has died of heart failure at the age of 39. Bathory's combination of garage-quality production and hardcore tempos, raw metal riffs and satanic lyrics through the '80s was instrumental in influencing the death metal scene. And Quorthon's inclusion of Nordic themes and orchestral flourishes in the '90s had a substantial impact on nascent Scandinavian black metallists, who fancied themselves Vikings. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: Interscope Records is reportedly planning a LIMP BIZKIT "greatest hits"-style collection later in the year. The set, which has received only a reluctant stamp of approval from the band, will contain three new songs, including "Relentless" and "Masturbation". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Yet Another KISS Hits CD
Blabbermouth reports: According to KissOnline.com, Universal Music will be releasing on August 10 a new two-disc set from KISS, called "KISS Gold (1974–1982)". [The only rarities are two songs from their 1982 European hits release "KISS Killers". see full story for track list]- Click Here for the Full Story
KISS may have the World's record for the amount of greatest hits cds released. They should call this one 'Same Songs, Different Cover'
No Rush To Trial
Blabbermouth reports: The date for the battery trial of RUSH lead guitarist Alex Lifeson, and his son, was pushed back another three months Wednesday (June 9), according to the Naples Daily News.
Lifeson, whose real name is Alex Zivojinovich, and his son Justin are scheduled to be tried the week of Sept. 13 in Collier County Circuit Court. The trial scheduled for Monday was postponed after defense attorneys told Judge Cynthia Ellis they need more time to prepare. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Black Crowes Solo
Blabbermouth reports: BLACK CROWES guitarist Rich Robinson will release his first solo album, "Paper", on August 24 through his own Key Hole Records label. Robinson sings, plays guitar, bass, keyboards on percussion on the CD, which features contributing musicians, former BLACK CROWES keyboardist Eddie Harsch and BR5-49's Donnie Herron on fiddle and pedal steel. Robinson produced the album, which was recorded in New York City earlier this year. - Click Here for the Full Story
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Electric Basement reports: THE BOARSHEAD FOOTBALL CLUB, a U.K. soccer team that describes itself as "OZZY powered", recently managed to win a regional tournament in April. Ozzy Osbourne is rewarding them with an appearance at the end of the OZZFEST tour. The team will be able to kick soccer balls into the crowd September 2nd and 4th showing off their victory cup. The team recently raised 3,000 pounds for a childrens charity as well. - Click Here for the Full Story
In Flames Break Record
Electric Basement reports: Century Media's IN FLAMES are the first band in the label's history to chart on Billboard's Top 200 for two consecutive weeks. This is thanks to their new release, Soundtrack To Your Escape, which managed to sell over 10,000 copies it's first week, landing at number 145. Now in its ninth week, sales have eclipsed 34,000 copies sold with over 2,000 copies still being moved each week. The band has also performed very well on Billboard's Heasteekers Chart, peaking at number 2.- Click Here for the Full Story
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Deicide Pull UK Tour
earache.com reports: Deicide have abruptly ended their 'Scars Of The Crucifix' European tour before even playing one date. After a performance at the Dynamo festival on June 5, the band entered the UK but declined to play the London show on Jun 8th- opting instead to fly home to Florida, citing their anger and frustration at the transportation and financial arrangements provided by the tour agent. It does not affect any other shows Deicide have booked in the USA.- Click Here for the Full Story
OutKast Vs. Rosa Parks Pt.
NMC reports: OutKast, Arista Records and Rosa Parks are going to court January 10, 2005. Civil-rights icon Parks claims OutKast violated her trademark rights and defamed her with its song "Rosa Parks" (from the 1998 "Aquemini" album). The case was originally heard in federal court, where Parks lost, but part of the lawsuit was reinstated earlier this year by the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. In December, the US Supreme Court refused OutKast's plea to dismiss the case.
The song, which is about the entertainment industry, does not mention Rosa Parks by name except in its title, but the chorus goes, "Ah-ha, hush that fuss. Everybody move to the back of the bus." The 91-year-old Parks wants all references to her removed from future versions of the OutKast record. OutKast feels that the song does not violate Parks' publicity rights and that it is protected by the First Amendment. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
John Paul Jones' New Gig
ArrowFM reports: Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones is definitely not known for his exposure. Even when he was a member of one of the greatest rock bands of all time, the reclusive bassist seemed to hide behind the wings of stardom. But now he's quietly coming to a town near you. Jones will join Mutual Admiration Society - a collaboration between ex-Toad the Wet Sprocket singer Glen Phillips and bluegrass trio Nickel Creek - for a swift U.S. tour this summer. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Drowned in Sound reports: Masked mentalists Clinic return to surgical action a week Monday, when you can download new track 'Vertical Take Off In Egypt' for absolutely nowt.
The taster for new album, 'Winchester Cathedral', which is due for release on August 23rd, is available from cliniconline.org on June 21st. - Click Here for the Full Story
Riddlin' Kids Finish Recording
riddlinkids.com reports: Riddlin' Kids recently finished recording their new record and are already out on the road with Autopilot Off. New songs, some of which you may have already heard at RK shows, include "Stop the World," "Get To It," "Promise You" and "Never Lie." [no release date given - click the full story to preview some of the tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story
Saves The Day Plays Em' All
SavesTheDay.com reports: [from a posting on Saves The Day's website - see full story for more] "We are home resting up until July 7 when we kick off our summer tour with Hot Rod Circuit and Boy's Night Out. We can't wait to get back to playing the States after all these overseas dates. We have truly missed you all. And we know the tour with Grandaddy wasn't what you all were hoping for, so on this tour we're gonna kick out the jams! To celebrate the upcoming release of our B Sides record, we are going to play songs from every one of our albums every night of this summer tour. That's right, even Can't Slow Down!!! Make sure you come out to this concert. You won't want to have missed it. And at $12.50 a ticket, it won't pinch your pocket!!! We promise to play a long set each night. We will take requests. We just want to have fun with you guys. So, come on out this summer. It will be a blast. We promise. Dance party Summer 2004, here we come!!!" - Click Here for the Full Story
Silly News: Got Milk?
New York Daily News reports: SMITHFIELD, N.C. - A science teacher who conducted an experiment in which students chugged milk until they vomited has been dismissed.
The Johnston County school board voted 5-1 Tuesday to end Jeff Ferguson's contract seven months after he was suspended over the experiment. Ferguson had taught chemistry and physics at Smithfield-Selma High School for three years. - Click Here for the Full Story
Distillers Secret Fest Guest
Ananova reports: The Distillers have been revealed as the special guests at this year's Carling Festival in Reading and Leeds.
The band, fronted by Brody Dalle, will take to the main stage between The Hives and Jurassic 5.
They will play Reading on August 27 and Leeds on August 28. - Click Here for the Full Story
Van Halen Ticket Auction
liveDaily reports: When Van Halen hits the stage on Friday (6/11) to kick off its first tour with Sammy Hagar at the mic in almost a decade, some fans will find themselves right in the middle of the action.
The group's stage, which is designed to look like the band's swirling "VH" logo, features two standing-room-only pits that will corral a limited number of concertgoers. Tickets for the special seating area--which is dubbed the Golden Ring--are available for various stops on the outing via an online auction hosted by Ticketmaster. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
The Vines Drop Tour
liveDaily reports: Australian rockers The Vines, who were scheduled to launch a summer tour with Incubus later this month, have dropped off the bill.
"The decision has been made to take a break to deal with the mental and physical exhaustion issues the band currently faces," the group said in a statement.
"The Vines have not broken up. The band would like to sincerely apologize to Incubus, our fans and friends. We would like to thank everyone close to us for the continued support." [more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Day in Rock reports: The Beastie Boys are the latest to get "The Leak" treatment from MTV. Click on the full story link to stream the entire new CD "To The 5 Boroughs", the CD hits stores next week. Also from MTV, "2$Bill Concert Series featuring The Beastie Boys premiering June 20th at 8:00 p.m. ET and 5:00 p.m. PT only on MTV2."- Click Here for the Full Story