Paris Booed Off Stage
DiS reports: This is too funny to ignore. Deep-throated, skinny-as-a-rake, terrible farmer, hotel heiress, socialite Paris Hilton has reportedly started a pop career, yet it didn't start too well...
Paris Hilton was booed off stage as she tried to launch a pop career in Miami lastnight. Clubbers stood (we'd imagine some hipsters stood jaws agasp, and some greasy old men shuffling sweatily in the corner in trenchcoats) to watch Paris, 23, scream "I hate techno" then reportedly lip-synch through her first single 'Screwed' (we wish we were making this up!).
The amassed, then heckled and turned their backs when she attempted a cover version of Bowie's 'Fame' and apparently something by Blondie too. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Pink Floyd Reunion?
Pollstar reports: British music magazine Q said in its October issue that there's another band that's ready to follow The Pixies' return to the stage: the classic lineup of Pink Floyd. So far though, a rumor is all there is to the story.
Q is the only print source that's even hinting at something in the air. According to the magazine, Floyd, with bassist/lyricist Roger Waters, will play a "series of lucrative shows next year."
This isn't the first time Pollstar has heard rumblings of Floyd's return but in the past, the rumors all went south. During the last go-around, one reliable source told Pollstar it was false, adding one that Gilmour "didn't need any more houses." This time, the same source laughed out loud before putting the kibosh on the report. [see full story for a lot more.]- Click Here for the Full Story
MTV reports: Howard Stern's risqué radio rhetoric will be broadcast to listeners across the country — uncensored — via satellite radio beginning in January 2006.
The shock jock announced on Wednesday (October 6) that he has signed a five-year agreement to broadcast his show on the commercial-free Sirius Satellite Radio network. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Manson Settles Crotch Rub
MTV reports: Marilyn Manson has quietly settled a lawsuit filed by a Michigan security guard who claimed Manson had assaulted him by rubbing his crotch on his head in 2001 (Manson had pleaded no contest to the incident and paid a $4,000 fine).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Weir is Dead Tired
Reuters reports: Bob Weir, singer/guitarist of the Dead, has canceled a fall tour by his side-project band Ratdog because of exhaustion.
The Ratdog run was scheduled to kick off Thursday (Oct. 7) in Ridgefield, Conn., and run through a Nov. 26-27 stand in Camden, N.J.
According to a statement, Weir has "reached a point of complete physical exhaustion" after months of touring with the Dead and Ratdog [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Disney Tops Charts
Variety reports: The nation's CD buyers slid a glass slipper onto the foot of the Walt Disney Co.'s music division, giving Disney labels the top two albums in the country for the first time in its history.
This Cinderella story stars Rascal Flatts, which records for the Buena Vista imprint Lyric Street, and Hollywood Records' Hilary Duff. Rascal Flatts' "Feels Like Today" sold 201,000 copies in the week ended Sunday, while Duff's self-titled sophomore disc sold 192,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Dylan Nobel Prize Debate
AP reports: How many roads must a man walk down, before you call him a ... Nobel Prize-winning songwriter? It's a question being asked increasingly in literary circles, as the annual debate over who should win the Nobel Prize in literature — to be announced Thursday — tosses out a familiar, but surprising, candidate: Bob Dylan.
While many music critics agree that Dylan is among the most profound songwriters in modern music, his repeated nomination for the Nobel Prize has raised a vexing question among literary authorities: Should song lyrics qualify for literature's most prestigious award? [see full story to read the arguements]- Click Here for the Full Story
AP reports: Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars was recovering Wednesday after undergoing hip replacement surgery, his publicist said.
Mars, 53, whose real name is Bob Allen Deal, has been suffering from a degenerative, rheumatic disease called ankylosing spondylitis for some time, publicist Katie McNeil said.
"The doctor was pleased with the surgery," McNeil said of the procedure that occurred Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She said doctors expect Mars to walk with the help of a physical therapist soon. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Oliveri's New Gig
The PRP reports: Former Queens Of The Stone Age bassist/vocalist Nick Oliveri will be hitting the road with the Mark Lanegan Band for a few stops, they are as follows:
October 10th San Diego, CA - The Casbah
October 11th Los Angeles, CA - The El Rey
October 12th San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
October 14th Seattle, WA - Showbox
October 15th Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
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The PRP reports: Hatebreed have lined up a number of new dates to take them through to the years end, they are as follows:
October 28th St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
October 29th San Juan, PR - Tito Puente Amphitheater
October 30th Trinidad, ISL - Mobs II
November 24th Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
November 26th Albany, NY - Saratoga Winners
November 27th Syracuse, NY - Club Tundra
November 28th Erie, PA - Forward Hall
November 29th Allentown, PA - Crocodile Cafe
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Record Biz Myths
LA Weekly reports: The LA Weekly has ran an interesting story about the top 3 myth's about the record industry. Below are the myths, click the full story link to find out why they are false.
MYTH NO. 1: The prevalence of file-trading services and free music on the Internet indicates that recorded music may no longer be an economically viable business.
MYTH NO. 2: Record sales are down. The situation is only growing worse.
MYTH NO. 3: Musicians no longer need the record industry. The Internet and other new technologies make this a new era of "do it yourself." - Click Here for the Full Story
press release (total assault) reports: Breaking Benjamin has been confirmed as one of the openers for the upcoming Korn/Chevelle tour. The first batch of dates is below:
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
Nov. 20 - Tucson, AZ - Pima County Fairgrounds
Nov. 22 - Colorado Springs, CO - World Arena
Nov. 24 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Also, Breaking Benjamin will be performing "So Cold" on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday 10/14. - Click Here for the Full Story
Poison Tops Worst List
Blabbermouth reports: According to the Detroit Free Press, POISON guitarist C.C. DeVille's 1991 effort, called "Guitar Solo", has topped the list of "100 Worst Guitar Solos" published in the December issue of Guitar World magazine. Ted Nugent comes in at No. 7 with his "Wango Tango!!" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: ABC ePrep is reporting that DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno has been working on some beats for rap pioneer Flavor Flav. He hung out with the PUBLIC ENEMY member recently and agreed to put some sounds together for him, although there's no word yet on whether anything will come of the collaboration.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Exodus Megadeth Guests
Blabbermouth reports: Veteran San Francisco thrashers EXODUS will occupy the middle slot at six MEGADETH West Coast dates later this month. Opening the proceedings will be Christian hard rockers 12 STONES. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Reuters reports: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are launching a new MTV reality series/contest in which a band will win a slot on the Ozzfest 2005 tour.
"Battle for Ozzfest," which premieres Oct. 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, will feature eight bands competing for the Ozzfest prize in addition to touring money, equipment and a possible record deal. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
IAYM reports: Paradise Lost have elected to release their forthcoming new album as a self-titled endeavour, effectively reversing the title used for their 1990 debut "Lost Paradise". [see full story for tentative tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story
IAYM reports: Orgy are now eyeing a tentative February 08th release date for their forthcoming live DVD effort, which features footage recorded on this years "Punk Statik Paranoia" tour. Meanwhile, the group have begun work on new material for their next full length album, which is exepcted out next year. [see full story for access to the latest video]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Jacques Levy RIP
ArrowFM reports: Jacques Levy, famed lyricist for songs recorded by such luminaries as Bob Dylan and the Byrds, died of cancer last Thursday in New York. He was 69. Best known as Dylan's collaborator on the 1975 album Desire, Levy co-wrote seven of the nine songs on the album, including the hit "Hurricane," about jailed boxer Reuben "Hurricane" Carter. Levy also co-wrote "Chestnut Mare" and "Just a Season" with Byrds guitarist Roger McGuinn.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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liveDaily reports: Everclear--whose revamped lineup is fronted by lone remaining founding member Art Alexakis--gets behind its just-released best-of set with a round of U.S. club and theater dates.
So far, the group has confirmed 11 November concerts, most of which are set in the Northeast and Midwest.
When the band hits the road, many fans won't recognize the lineup; founding guitarist Craig Montoya and longtime drummer Scott Cuthbert have left the group. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Tom Waits Sellout
liveDaily reports: Tickets for Tom Waits Oct. 18 performance at Seattle's Paramount Theater sold out within five minutes of going on the market Tuesday (10/5), according to Anti Records.
The show is expected to be Waits' only U.S. concert appearance of 2004, but a full tour is possible in early 2005.- Click Here for the Full Story
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Xfm reports: The Darkness have confirmed that they have made a selection of their B-sides and bonus tracks available for download through their website. The band have also added more dates to their ever-expanding Christmas UK tour.
Among the downloads available are the seven B-sides featured on the singles taken from the album ‘Permission To Land', ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love (Live At Knebworth)', Christmas #2 single ‘Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)' and the Japanese-only bonus track ‘Holding My Own'.
The band have confirmed that tour support will come from Ash and newcomers Do Me Bad Things. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Quiet Riot Reunion
press release (K.D.) reports: QUIET RIOT, the band who introduced the world to their groundbreaking #1 selling album "Metal Health," are back after an eighteen month absence. Driven by vocalist Kevin DuBrow, powered by drummer Frankie Banali, both QUIET RIOT founding members, the band is now fueled by longtime QUIET RIOT contributing bassist Chuck Wright and energized with Beautiful Creatures' guitarist Alex Grossi to bring you their prescription for Metal Health.
QUIET RIOT have entered into an equitable and legal agreement with bassist Rudy Sarzo, now with Dio, making it possible for the continuation of the group. Former guitarist Carlos Cavazo has chosen not to participate. Everyone concerned wishes each other continued success.
QUIET RIOT will be releasing their first ever official live CD "QUIET RIOT Live & Rare" in January 2005. It will include tracks from their 1983 Metal Health tour and the 1984 Condition Critical tour as well as three rare 1981 "demo" tracks for their "Metal Health" release. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Avion Radio Hit, Launch Tour
press release (Ken Phillips Group) reports: Southern California rockers Avion have a hit on their hands with their latest single, 'Seven Days Without You.' The song, from the band's forthcoming self-titled debut on Columbia/Red Ink records is currently #20 on Radio & Records Hot AC chart. Avion will be released on November 2.
With 'Seven Days Without You' receiving radio airplay and the new cd about to be released on November 2, the band will do what they do best…get in an RV and tour. Avion has nabbed the opening slot on the Everclear tour and will head out on a national tour beginning November 3 in Philadelphia, PA.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Congrats to Steve on finally getting the success you deserve!
press release (Sanctuary) reports: ‘The Early Days' is a unique collection of archive material packed onto 2 DVD's that covers the beginnings of the band's career from the struggle to get gigs in East End pubs through to becoming within just 5 years a band capable of headlining arenas anywhere around the World and achieving this without any radio support to speak of at any time.
This isn't simply a band history but more the intense and personal voyage of a remarkable group of individuals who shared one vision and worked hard to achieve that goal without any compromises along the way. It also demonstrates the band's unique relationship with their fans, the foundation for which was laid right back then at the beginning.
The first DVD contains nearly 2 hours of archive Maiden live concert rarities that demonstrate the energy and power that propelled them to the forefront of World Metal.
DVD 2 includes the feature length (90 minutes) Documentary titled "The Early Days" with extensive interviews and photographs and historical detail. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Fireball Ministry Bus Crash
press release (MSO) reports: FIREBALL MINISTRY were involved in an accident after their van collided with a deer last week. Fortunately, no one in the band suffered injuries in the early morning accident, except for the deer, which unfortunately did not survive the crash. The group's van sustained two thousand dollars worth of damage forcing the band to borrow multiple cars to get to shows. The Los Angeles rockers are in the midst of a fall tour with Dio and Anthrax which just launched last week.
Check out their current album THE SECOND GREAT AWAKENING (Nuclear Blast Records) and log onto www.fireballministry.com for more information as well as a full tour routing.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Polar Express Soundtrack
press release (warner bros) reports: One of the most eagerly anticipated films of this holiday season, The Polar Express, in theaters November 10th, reunites the Academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis for an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. Employing an innovative blend of next-generation motion capture technology known as performance capture, with state-of-the-art digital animation, The Polar Express combines classic storytelling with cutting-edge filmmaking.
This spirit is also captured on the soundtrack
of this extraordinary film event. The Polar Express: The Original Motion
Picture Soundtrack, will be in stores on November 2nd. It not only features
six Christmas classics, including Bing Crosby's perennial "White Christmas,"
but also boasts six brand new selections written and performed especially
for the film by five time Grammy Award-winning composer and producer Glen
Ballard and Academy Award nominated film score composer Alan Silvestri.
Additionally, the Warner Sunset / Reprise Records release features a new
recording, "Believe," by vocal phenomenon Josh Groban, plus performances
by Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Tom Hanks in his major motion picture singing
debut. [see full story for more]- Click
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