Rodney Dangerfield RIP
Voice of America reports: [he wasn't a rocker but Rodney rocked.] American comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who rose to fame on his trademark line "I don't get no respect," died in a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday at the age of 82. Mr. Dangerfield had been suffering from complications after undergoing heart valve replacement surgery in August.
Born Jacob Cohen in 1921, Mr. Dangerfield began his comedy career under the name Jack Roy, but did not get his first big break until well into his 40s, after he changed his name. He made dozens of appearances on TV shows such as The Tonight Show and The Ed Sullivan Show.
Mr. Dangerfield became a movie star in such films as Caddyshack and Back to School. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Lennon Killer Denied Parole
AP reports: John Lennon's killer will remain in prison for at least two more years after being denied parole Tuesday because of the "extreme malicious intent" he showed in gunning down the former Beatle in 1980.
Mark David Chapman, 49, was notified of the decision late Tuesday after appearing before a three-member panel earlier in the day.
"During the interview your statement for motivation acknowledges the attention you felt this murder would generate," the board wrote in its single-page decision. "Although proven true, such rationale is bizarre and morally corrupt."
It was Chapman's third bid for freedom. He was denied parole in 2000 and again in 2002, on what would have been Lennon's 62nd birthday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Rapper Vs NYPD
MuchMusic reports: Fabolous has filed a lawsuit against the New York Police department for over $6 million. The rapper claims that he was unfairly targeted by police. He was arrested three times in two months last year. Fab was charged with driving with a suspended license and two separate gun possession charges.[more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Jack White Single Again
MuchMusic reports: According to the gossip columns, White Stripes front-man Jack White and actress Renee Zellweger have split up. The couple have been dating for the past two years, after meeting on the set of "Cold Mountain" in Romania. UK tabloid The Sun quotes the actress as saying, "There's nobody in my life right now. I'm just not interested at the moment."- Click Here for the Full Story
Van Halen Trouble?
BW&BK reports: Hot off the rumor mill - BW&BK sources have learned that since VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen fired all of vocalist SAMMY HAGAR's road crew, tension in the band has been at an all time high.
In fact, it's been described that Eddie and Sammy "Hate" each other and apparently Sammy has already threatened to bail on the tour numerous times.
Our source was told that "this is it for VH with Sammy. There will be no other tours or new album." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Di'Anno Wants Final Maiden
BW&BK reports: MaidenFans.com report that former IRON MAIDEN vocalist PAUL DIANNO site Paul Di'Anno.be has posted a fresh interview with Paul, consisting of questions asked by Maiden fans from all over the world. Paul talks about his upcoming projects and also mentions that he'd love to do a last tour with Maiden.
Would you like to participate in any future Maiden tours?
"Yes I would like to make one final tour before we are all too old or one of us dies." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
BW&BK reports: Universal have announced that they will be reissuing several KISS videos on DVD on November 9th.
Titled included in these reissues are: KISS My A**, KISS Konfidential and X-Treme Close-Up. - Click Here for the Full Story
Poison Country Hit
BW&BK reports: POISON singer BRET MICHAELS' new single, 'All I Ever Needed', hit the Billboard charts at #56 with a bullet this week and is at #57 on the R&R charts as well. Michaels, who will kick off a tour in Nashville on November 4th, can also be seen on GAC's Country Music Across America with Storme Warren this week (premier October 5th at 10:00pm ET) as well as in upcoming issues of Country Weekly and Billboard Magazine. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: BW&BK also has news on AMORPHIS Begin The Search For A New Vocalist, MOB RULES Introduce New Guitarist, HOUWITSER - Death But Not Buried Reissued With Bonus Tracks, PARADISE LOST Vocalist To Take Part In Q&A Session, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN - Injury Keeps Guitarist Off Current Tour and more click here to check it out
Satyricon Enlist Slipknot
The PRP reports: Satyricon have enlisted Slipknot's Joey Jordison to handle the drumming duties for them on their upcoming US headlining run. Jordison will be temporarily filling in for drummer Frost, who is unable to enter the country due to some Visa problems.- Click Here for the Full Story
Endo Cover Prince
The PRP reports: Endo recently tracked a cover of Prince's "When Doves Cry" and will be shooting a video for it shortly with director Mark Cooper. It is expected to make its way online shortly after, appearing on the bands soon to be re-launched official website. - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: The PRP also has news on This Type Of Korn Could Do Us In, 99 Robotic Documents, In The Saliva Tonight, Nora Saved , Panoceanic, Mushroomdead, Poetic System, Buy Our Unicorn and more click here to check it out
Dying Fetus Lose Singer
Blabbermouth reports: DYING FETUS have parted ways with vocalist Vince Matthews. "This action was taken due to a number of musical, professional, and personal reasons that we feel do not need elaboration at this time," the band write on their web site. "However, Vince remains a longtime friend of several DYING FETUS members and we wish him the best of luck in the future. This change will not affect any of our present tour plans. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: The official MARILYN MANSON mask is currently available for purchase from MANSON's official web site. The mask, which was made by The Monster Makers, is fabricated directly from MANSON's actual face casting. Each mask costs $24.95 [see full story for more, including a link to a photo and news on the upcoming tour]- Click Here for the Full Story
Skindred, Chevelle Korn Support
Blabbermouth reports: SKINDRED, the Welsh band featuring former members of DUB WAR, have secured the opening slot on KORN's fall 2004 U.S. tour. Also appearing on the bill will be CHEVELLE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Nov. 12 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena
Nov. 13 - Salem, OR - The Armory
Nov. 14 - Seattle, WA - Tacoma Dome
Nov. 17 - Los Angeles, CA - Universal Amphitheatre
Nov. 18 - Las Vegas, NV Thomas & Mack Center
[see full story for more, including a few more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Beach Beatle CD?
Pitchfork reports: So earlier this year, when you picked up a copy of Brian Wilson's first 2004 release, Gettin' in Over My Head and skipped over to "A Friend Like You", the highly anticipated duet with Paul McCartney, what was your first reaction? Yeah, that's about what we thought. Well, you're not alone. The general consensus among critics and fans (other than that the album has the most God-awful cover art of the year) is that while his duet with the ex-Beatle was noteworthy as a historic musical event, the resulting track was unfortunately a colossal misuse of both artist's talents. Well, according to WhatGoesOn.com, the actual sessions for the song reportedly went "so well" that the pair have decided to take another crack at a musical partnership sometime in 2005.
Details are sketchy as of yet, but the word from Wilson himself is that the two legends will reconvene next year to record a full-length album together. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Pitchfork also has news on Devendra Banhart plans new North American, Australian tours, releases new EP, Slint possibly gearing up for reunion, Cursive project The Good Life on tour, Damien Jurado completes new LP, tours, Deerhoof release free live album online and more click here to check it out
Corgan Book Tour
Reuters reports: Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan will hit the road next week on a two-week tour to promote his debut book of poetry, "Blinking With Fists," which was published recently by Faber & Faber.
The outing begins Oct. 12 in San Francisco and concludes Oct. 29 in Corgan's Chicago hometown. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Bon Jovi Box
Reuters reports: "I Get a Rush," "Miss Fourth of July" and "Garageland" are a few of the previously unreleased cuts that will highlight the forthcoming five-disc box set "100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong."
Due Nov. 16 via Island, the set will feature 38 recordings that have never seen the light of day, 12 rare non-album tracks and a DVD of previously unseen interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Beatles Photos Stolen
Reuters reports: A collection of early photographs of the Beatles intended for the Clinton Presidential Library has been stolen from the car of George Harrison's sister in a smash-and-grab robbery, police said.
The photographs and some Beatles lyrics were in a briefcase stolen on Sunday when the thief smashed the window of Lou Harrison's locked car, which was parked in downtown Little Rock several blocks from the Clinton library. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
AP reports that police recovered the briefcase but only an address book was inside. The photos and songsheets were reportedly copies. The only thing of real value in the case - credit cards, her driver's license and social security card were not recovered.
Big Day Out Lineup
(fan suggested) BigDayOut.com reports: INTERNATIONALS (AUSTRALIA & NZ): BEASTIE BOYS - SYSTEM OF A DOWN - CHEMICAL BROTHERS - THE MUSIC - THE STREETS - THE DONNAS - FREESTYLERS
"LOCALS" (AUSTRALIA & NZ): POWDERFINGER - GRINSPOON - JOHN BUTLER TRIO - CONCORD DAWN
LOCALS (AUSTRALIA ONLY): ESKIMO JOE - INFUSION - BUTTERFINGERS - LITTLE BIRDY - DALLAS CRANE
LOCALS (NZ ONLY): SHIHAD - MISFITS OF SCIENCE - THE BLEEDERS - TRINITY ROOTS - D4 - STERIOGRAM
Expect a second announcement on November 10th. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Melvins Cancel Tour Due To
IAYM reports: Ipecac have made the following announcement, outlining a recent decision by the Melvins to cancel their touring committments for 2004: "We are very sorry to say, but due to an illness in the band the Melvins have cancelled all of their scheduled dates for the rest of the year. We are hoping that the shows will be able to be rescheduled in the future and the band sincerely apologizes for any incvonvenience caused by this unforseen circumstance. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Mushroomhead Find Voice
IAYM reports: Mushroomhead have announced that they have "secured a new frontman to replace J-Mann", who exited the band earlier this year. The group will be entering the studio to work on their next full length effort in December, however prior to that they have lined up [a few tourdates, see full story]- Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports that Waylon from North Carolina-based 3 QUARTERS DEAD is the new singer
Source: IAYM also has news on Satyricon: U.S. Tour Lined Up , Torsohorse: "The Invisible Enemy" Update , Nick/Zack Hexum Tour , Nine Inch Nails "Downward Spiral" Deluxe Update, Glassjaw / Thursday Show, The Rise: Release Date Set and more click here to check it out
Dio on Lineup Changes
Electric Basement reports: RONNIE JAMES DIO spoke with Electricbasement.com's A. Lee Graham about the lineup changes the band has endured the last couple years. On the departure of bassist JIMMY BAIN, "...I was very surprised. When Jimmy left, we were writing at the time. When we did the album, we contacted Jeff (Pilson), who had played with us before. Jeff's reputation is great, and he's a brilliant person, but the reality was Jeff couldn't play with us on the road because he and his wife were having their first child. So Jeff came in and played, so I don't consider him a replacement. He was only there for that one single purpose.
"As for [guitarist] Craig (Goldy), he 's been in and out a couple of times. That shows it wasn't a personal thing. The last time he left, he left for his own personal reasons - not him against me or someone else in the band. He had his own personal demons he had to deal with.
"[Guitarist] Doug (Aldrich) left for good reason. The kind of music Whitesnake makes is the kind of music Doug liked more. That's what he played in Lion, Burning Rain and, now, Whitesnake. [see full story for the complete interview, including Dio's thoughts on Vivian Campbell]- Click Here for the Full Story
Kelly Osbourne Moves To Canada
Ananova reports: Kelly Osbourne is stepping out on her own again after two failed attempts to leave her family's Beverly Hills home.
The pop star bought a house and an apartment in a bid to break away from parents Sharon and Ozzy and brother Jack, but, after revamping them, she decided not to move in and sold them - so she could stay at home.
But now she has been forced to move out because her new American TV show, Life As We Know It, is being filmed in Vancouver, Canada reports Teenhollywood.
And, to make sure she didn't change her mind about her new loft home, she furnished and decorated it in a day. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
2 Crap CDs & U2's Out
Ananova reports: Bono says U2 have for a deal with their fans - two crap albums and they're out.
The singer told XFM: "There's a real deal. A real deal, between us and our audience.
"Which is we don't have to worry about where our kids are going to school, paying a hospital bill, paying the mortgage, in return we don't make a crap album.
"Two crap albums and you're out. That's our deal with our audience. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
liveDaily reports: Paul McCartney and Gibson Guitar are auctioning the first McCartney "Signature 1964 Epiphone Texan" guitar to benefit Adopt-A-Minefield.
The guitar--which will be signed by McCartney--is an exact replica of the one McCartney used to write and perform The Beatles' classic "Yesterday." Bidding for the online auction begins Oct. 6 at charityfolks.com, and runs for a week. [see full story for more info, including a second auction]- Click Here for the Full Story
liveDaily reports: The Brian Setzer Orchestra is gearing up for the re-release of its 2002 holiday set, "Boogie Woogie Christmas"--which will feature previously unreleased bonus material--and a short round of supporting tour dates.
The group is slated to give three December performances in California, and then heads east for back-to-back shows at Caesars Palace in Atlantic City, NJ, on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Slayer's Wall of Blood
press release (slayer) reports: For years, artists have looked to create exciting and innovative stage designs for their fans - thrash/punk/metal gods SLAYER will push that concept right over the edge this fall with an effect dubbed the "Wall of Blood." Slayer's Wall of Blood will make its North American debut when the band headlines the Jagermeister Music Tour, set to kick off October 29 in Springfield, MO (full itinerary below).
At select shows (determined by each venue's technical specs) during Slayer's classic song "Raining Blood," the band, their instruments, and the stage will be drenched by a downpour of "blood." The "Wall of Blood" will rain more than 150 litres of theatrical blood over an area measuring from 32-feet to 40-feet wide (determined by the size of the venue's stage), 25-feet high, and six-feet deep. The device is a dedicated truss and sprinkler system that utilizes a unique pump technology, and was designed exclusively for Slayer by UK-based Hangman Productions.
Slayer used the "raining blood" effect last July in Augusta, ME while filming their brand-new DVD, "Still Reigning." The Dean Karr-directed DVD opens with the the band's 1986, 28-minute benchmark album "Reign In Blood" performed live in its entirety by Slayer's original line-up - Tom Araya (vocals, bass), guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, and drummer Dave Lombardo, who permanently rejoined the band in 2003. "Still Reigning" also offers bonus material including live performances of Slayer classics such as "War Ensemble," "Hallowed Point," "Necrophobic," "Mandatory Suicide," "Spill The Blood," "Hell Awaits," and "South of Heaven," as well as exclusive interviews and backstage footage. "Still Reigning" has a running time of more than 80-minutes and a confirmed November 2, 2004 release date. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Fireball Ministry Tour with
press release (MSO) reports: After wrapping summer tours with Andrew W.K. and CKY plus appearing on a German festival tour, FIREBALL MINISTRY--JAMES A. ROTA (vocals, guitar), EMILY J. BURTON (guitar), JANIS TANAKA (bass) and JOHN ORESHNICK (drums)--have headed out for a fall U.S. tour with metal greats DIO and Anthrax. The month-long tour will wrap October 30 in Fireball Ministry's adopted hometown of Los Angeles.
Fall tour with DIO and Anthrax
10/6 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
10/8 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's Concert Theatre
10/9 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
10/10 - Clear Lake, IA - The Surf Ballroom
10/12 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Denver Harbor Gets Lit
press release (total assault) reports: Denver Harbor have announced the following dates with Lit, which are below. Denver Harbor will join the Unwritten Law tour on November 26th in Seattle.
Denver Harbor's CD "Scenic" hits stores on October 12th.
06 Nov - Boise ID - The Big Easy
07 Nov - Salt Lake City UT - The Bricks/Velvet Room
09 Nov - Denver CO - Bluebird
10 Nov - Omaha NB - Ranch Bowl
12 Nov - Fargo ND - Playmakers
13 Nov - Minneapolis MN - Quest Club
14 Nov - West Dundee IL - Clearwater Theatre
16 Nov - Cincinatti OH - Bogart's
17 Nov - Cleveland OH/Columbus - Odeon
18 Nov - Philadelphia PA - Trocadero
19 Nov - Atlantic City NJ - Hard Rock Cafe(radio)
20 Nov - Sayerville NJ - Starland Ballroom
21 Nov - Cleveland OH - Odeon
23 Nov - Chicago IL - House of Blues-Anniv Week
[see full story to preorder a signed copy of the cd]- Click Here for the Full Story
Dog The Bounty Hunter / Lynyrd
press release (ElectricArtists) reports: What makes for the perfect reality TV show? How about a little Southern Rock and bounty hunting
Dog style? In what promises to be one of
the most interesting live events MSN's ever hosted, Dog, star of "Dog the
Bounty Hunter" joins Lynyrd Skynyrd on the MSN Live stage to talk about
their collaboration on the A&E series. They'll also be answering fan
questions about music and the right way to take someone down. This is a
chat you just can't miss. [see full story for more]- Click
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