ArrowFM reports: Rocker David Bowie was taken to a hospital in Germany after suffering from a pinched nerve, which forced him to cancel a gig. After performing at the Hurricane Festival in the town of Scheessel on Friday, he was taken to the local hospital. He was kept overnight and missed an appearance at the Southside Festival in Neuhausen ob Eck in southern Germany.- Click Here for the Full Story
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Muse Glastonbury Tragedy
Skynews reports: The father of the drummer of Muse, a headline act at Glastonbury, has died of a suspected heart attack at the festival shortly after the performance.
Bill Howard, father of drummer Dominic, collapsed near the main Pyramid stage in the early hours of Monday morning.
The 62-year-old, from Teignmouth in Devon, was pronounced dead soon afterwards.
Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and the family of the deceased are asking to be left in peace at this "dreadfully difficult" time. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Kelly Osbourne Goes Pop
AP reports: Kelly Osbourne says that she's decided to go in a whole new direction from her first album, which she says was a lost cause because she was so young.
"To fill the shoes of rock and roll because of the family I have, is a really hard thing," she said in an interview with AP Radio. "That's not really my deal. I don't really like rock. I like '80s pop. I really went in an '80s direction this time." - Click Here for the Full Story
Newsday.com reports: Relatives of the late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix returned to court Monday to begin another legal battle over which family members should receive money from the musician's posthumous releases, royalties and merchandise.
The case, the latest of several that have entangled the Hendrix estate in the last decade, concerns the last will of Jimi's father, Al Hendrix, who inherited the rights to Jimi's music when the rock star died in 1970.
Jimi's brother, Leon, says he was unfairly written out of the will at the behest of his stepsister, Janie Hendrix, who runs the company in charge of the estate, Experience Hendrix LLC, with Jimi's cousin, Robert Hendrix. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
midtownrock.com reports: [post from Midtown's Austin]So I'm at the hospital right now waiting for Tyler to get out of the emergency room. We just played the 101x show in Austin, TX and um, my bass accidentally went flying off and hit Tyler in the back of the head. I feel really bad. But I think he's ok- Click Here for the Full Story
Kazaa Goes Legit With New
Reuters reports: Veteran rocker Steve Winwood has tied up with "Access Hollywood" in an experimental marketing tie-up intended to demonstrate the commercial potential of file-sharing networks such as Kazaa, according to people involved in the project.
The deal is one of the first to use sponsored downloads to support commercial music on the same peer-to-peer networks that the music industry has blamed for an explosion in piracy and weak CD sales in recent years.
Winwood, a founding member of the group Traffic, has made a previously unreleased, eight-minute live version of "Dear Mr. Fantasy," freely available to digital file swappers. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Clinic Prep Next Tour
Pollstar reports: Liverpool art-punks Clinic are getting ready to drop their long-awaited third full-length album, tentatively titled Winchester Cathedral, on Domino Records. The disc is due out August 23.
Just weeks after finishing a U.S. tour, the band has announced a new round of North American dates to follow the album release. Beginning October 13 in Philadelphia, the surgically masked band will do at least 15 dates before wrapping November 9 in Boston. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Courtney Needs $2K
MTV reports: Courtney Love's money troubles may have temporarily suspended her Web site message board at kittyradio.com, but her fans are coming through with donations to pay the $5,000 server bill. So far, more than $3,000 has been raised for the cause.- Click Here for the Full Story
White Stripes Vs. Filmmaker
MTV reports: A 26-year-old filmmaker who made a documentary about the White Stripes is accusing the band of sticking it to the little guy.
The White Stripes, meanwhile, say George Roca is taking liberties with footage they own and messing up their plans to release their own concert movie later this year.
The Westport, Connecticut, director has been hit with a cease-and-desist order demanding that he not screen his movie "Nobody Knows How to Talk to Children" at any of the eight film festivals in which it was scheduled to appear. Roca said he spent more than $50,000 over the past two years producing and editing the movie, which depicts the band in concert and backstage during four shows in April 2002 at New York's Bowery Ballroom. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Chart Attack reports: It seems that Oasis fans awaiting a new CD from their favourite group have jumped the gun. Although the British press have been reporting for nearly a year now that a new Oasis CD is on the way, a recent interview that Noel Gallagher conducted with the BBC suggests that the new album may be further off than the band originally expected.
According to NME.com, The elder Gallagher said that "the moment has passed" on some of the songs that the band has in the can and that they'll have to continue recording until they have something that they're happy with. The band are reportedly still writing new songs that may or may not make it onto the album. - Click Here for the Full Story
They are not calling the new disc 'Chinese Democracy'.
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The PRP reports: The Queens Of The Stone Age have been hard at work on their new album as of late and they have enlisted Joe Barresi (Queens Of The Stone Age, Amen) to co-produce the effort alongside band frontman Josh Homme. At present, the outing is expected to arrive in stores late this year through Interscope. - Click Here for the Full Story
Jack Irons Solo
siN's metal news reports: Ex-PEARL JAM / RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Jack Irons, will release his solo album next month. The album features guest appearances from EDDIE VEDDER, JEFF AMENT, STONE GOSSARD and LES CLAYPOOL.- Click Here for the Full Story
Crown Bootleg DVD
siN's metal news reports: Recently departed Swedish death metallers THE CROWN have written the following message on their official website:
"And no, I don´t talk about the bonus DVD for the forthcoming "Crowned Unholy" release. But a seperate release. And we ask all of you for some help. Do you have any video live recordings of THE CROWN? If you do, please get in touch with JOHAN (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details. And of course if we use your stuff, you will be credited for it. This will not be the average live DVD release, this will be something very, VERY unique.."- Click Here for the Full Story
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Blabbermouth reports: MAYHEM's record label, Seasons of Mist, has dismissed as untrue rumors of singer Maniac's departure from the group. Their statement on the matter is as follows:
"The fast-traveling rumor that informs the reader and listener on Maniac parting ways with MAYHEM and Attila Csihar joining the band is not true. There are currently no plans whatsoever for MAYHEM changing its line-up. Above is confirmed by both the band and Attila." - Click Here for the Full Story
At The Gates Tribute
Blabbermouth reports: MÖRK GRYNING, VILE, ILLDISPOSED and ETERNAL GRAY are among the bands featured on the upcoming AT THE GATES tribute album, "Slaughterous Souls - A Tribute to At The Gates", due in September through Drowned Scream Records and Goi Music. [see full story for track listing] - Click Here for the Full Story
Roth To Rock Boston Pops
Blabbermouth reports: Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth will be performing with The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra at this year's "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular" Independence Day concert in Boston, to be broadcast live from the Charles River Esplanade via the CBS television network. Roth is scheduled to perform his hits "California Girls" and "Jump" with the Boston Pops under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart. The concert will feature its traditional explosive fireworks display with the Boston Pops rendition of the "1812 Overture" as musical accompaniment. - Click Here for the Full Story
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iTunes Lacks Indie Cred In
Wired News reports: Apple boasts about putting 10,000 songs in music fans' pockets, but disgruntled British iTunes Music Store customers say Steve Jobs' service just doesn't measure up.
Jobs last week fronted a high-profile European launch for the popular download service, but was forced to go live without dozens of key artists such as The Strokes and The White Stripes, after falling out with the continent's acclaimed independent labels.
Negotiations broke down on the eve of the debut, and Apple still hasn't been able to offer an online licensing deal deemed acceptable to the indies, which make up a quarter of all European music sales. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Ray Charles Movie Opening
Billboard reports: When Ray Charles passed away June 10, he left more than his music behind in memory of his talent and influence. The Universal Pictures movie "Ray" (formerly titled "Unchain My Heart: The Ray Charles Story") will also serve as testament to Charles' legacy. Jamie Foxx portrays Charles in a performance already garnering Oscar buzz. "Ray" opens Oct. 29 in U.S. theaters. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Dandy Movie Debut
Launch reports: Fahrenheit 9/11 may have been the movie that everyone was gabbing about this past weekend, but another documentary was the talk of the Los Angeles Film Festival. Dig!, which chronicles the strained friendship and eventual rivalry between the Dandy Warhols and their equally talented but far less successful associates in the Brian Jonestown Massacre, made its L.A. debut at the Directors Guild Of America on Friday, June 25, after winning the Sundance Film Festival's esteemed Grand Jury Prize in January 2004. The screening, which was preceded on Thursday night by a release party featuring an acoustic performance by the Dandys' Courtney Taylor and Brent DeBoer, was the movie's last before its nationwide theatrical release on October 1. - Click Here for the Full Story
Heaven and Earth Return
Electric Basement reports: HEAVEN AND EARTH are in the studio working on a new studio album to be released later this year called Screaming For Redemption. The band consists of vocalist PAUL SHORTINO (Rough Cutt), guitarist STUART SMITH, drummer RICHIE ORNORI (drums), bassist DAVE CHAMBERLAIN, and SCOTT WARREN (Dio) on keyboards.- Click Here for the Full Story
APC DVD Release Date
IAYM reports: The forthcoming live DVD from A Perfect Circle now has a tentative release date of November 11th via Virgin Records.- Click Here for the Full Story
Opeth Writing New Material
IAYM reports: Opeth recently updated on their current situation, with the news that frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has begun writing what will be their next studio effort, and that they have tentative plans to enter the studio to record it in early 2005. He has also been busy as of late making a contribution on guitar/backing vocals towards the next Porcupine Tree album, which is due out later this year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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New Music Tuesday: The Cure
[The Cure's self-titled CD hit stores today. Here is an excerpt from our review of the disc - you can read the full review by clicking on the full story link] The Cure - by Zane Ewton: ..."Smith sounds defiantly confident on this album which could be directly attributed to his newfound contentment with the band.
For those worried that the Cure has gone happy, you can relax as there are all of the moods and contents that have been scattered throughout the band's career. There are themes of loneliness, romance and alienation.
The lead-off track, "Lost" is a slow dirge that builds into a pulsing thump that just begins the roller coaster of emotions that ends but isn't resolved with "The Promise".
The Cure is cohesive with never a dull moment. This album feels like a new beginning for The Cure. - Click Here for the Full Story
Hope Of The States
press release reports: Since their 2000 inception, Hope of the States had been touted as one of England's most promising new bands. This sentiment will now grow by international proportions with the US release of their debut, The Lost Riots, on Epic Records this fall. Additionally, the band will be making two exclusive US appearances this summer to preview material from the record, with shows in Los Angeles (July 20th @ Troubadour) and New York (July 22nd @ Bowery Ballroom). - Click Here for the Full Story