Jacko Vs Eminem
Ananova reports: Michael Jackson is considering suing Eminem over his new video depicting the star playing with children.
The Just Lose It promo features Eminem dressed as Jackson, losing his cosmetically enhanced nose and jumping on a bed with young children.
The Jacko character is also vomited on by the real Eminem and also douses his flaming hair by sticking his head down a toilet.
Jackson branded the video 'disrespectful' and is determined to have it banned, reports the Daily Star. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Queen Bashes Madonna
Ananova reports: Former Queen drummer Roger Taylor is supporting Sir Elton John's attack on Madonna for "miming" during her Reinvention tour.
Taylor said: "It is about time somebody said it. It was a very brave and correct thing to say.
"Maybe she should get an award for dancing but certainly not for singing.
"It is the worst-kept secret in the world and I think there is too much bl**dy dancing in rock'n'roll and not enough actual singing." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Top 50 Bands of All Time
Xfm reports: Following its well-established tradition of having a list of ‘World's Greatest Bands, Songwriters, Singles, Gigs, Singers or Albums' Q Magazine has now announced its Top 50 Bands Of All Time list.
Q Magazines full Top 50 Bands Of All Time list is as follows:
1 Pink Floyd
2 Led Zeppelin
3 Rolling Stones
6 Dire Straits
7 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
8 The Beatles
9 Bob Marley and the Wailers
10 Fleetwood Mac
11 The Eagles
12 The Beach Boys
14 Bon Jovi
15 Guns N' Roses
18 Bee Gees
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Beatles No 8, behind Dire fricken Straits? Simple Minds, Backstreet Boys and N' Sync are on the list and Black Sabbath isn't? Crack anyone? Popularity contests suck.
U2 Tour 05
Xfm reports: Amidst rumours that have been circling for months, U2's manager Paul McGuinness has stated that band will definitely tour next year, but has warned fans not to buy tickets until the dates have all been officially confirmed.
"We are still very much in the planning stages of our tour for next year which will visit the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia, and the band is really looking forward to getting out on the road." McGuinness said in a message today. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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AFI Hits Tracks
Punkbands.com reports: Nitro is set to release AFI, a 13-track retrospective showcasing music from all six releases the band recorded for the label. The album drops November 2nd
1. The Lost Souls - 2. The Days Of The Phoenix - 3. A Winter's Tale - 4. Totalimmortal - 5. Fall Children - 6. The Prayer Position - 7. God Called In Sick Today - 8. Lower It - 9. A Single Second - 10. Third Season - 11. He Who Laughs Last - 12. I Wanna Get A Mohawk - 13. Perfect Fit - 14. Rolling Balls - 15. Who Said You Could Touch Me?
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Vandals Do Pennywise For
Punkbands.com reports: The Vandals cover of Pennywise's "Come Out Fighting" will be featured as the new theme song for the Real World / Road Rules Challenge: Battle of the Sexes II on MTV. Also, if the show goes like it has the last couple of seasons, the intro to the show will feature the band playing the song. - Click Here for the Full Story
Shadows Fall Halloween Bangers
Abrasive Rock reports: SHADOWS FALL are very excited to announce an event that is going to be completely over the top. The group will be performing on the special Halloween edition of MTV2's Headbangers Ball, to be taped at the BloodRayne 2 (http://www.bloodrayne2.com/) Launch Party on Oct. 21st at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. This party will be hosted by Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta and also will feature lots of surprises, including some very secret guests that can't be announced at this time. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
King's X Live CD
siN's metal news reports: On November 2, 2004 Metal Blade Records will be releasing KINGS X's double live album "Live All Over The Place" that was recorded at various shows on the their most recent North American tour. A public statement reads:
"This is a must for King's X fans seeing as it includes all of the group's classics as well as an acoustic portion featuring songs seldom performed by the band. Live All Over The Place was produced by Ty Tabor and King's X."
1. Groove Machine - 2. Dogman - 3. Believe - 4. Little Bit of Soul - 5. Complain - 6. Over My Head - 7. Manic Depression - 8. Black Like Sunday - 9. Finished - 10. Screamer - 11. Johnny
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Exodus Finds Voice
siN's metal news reports: It appears Steev Esquivel of SKINLAB / RE:IGNITION will be handling all vocal duties for the Bay Area's EXODUS on the bands forthcoming tour in support of MEGADETH. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: siN's metal news also has news on Nevermore - Cancels performance at Seattle Metal Fest, Mastodon - New forum launched, Darkest Hour - Kris Norris instructional DVD, Dry Kill Logic / Mortician - Enter the Contests, Q Magazine - Hinting at a Pink Floyd reunion and more click here to check it out
Blabbermouth reports: The Metallica Club and I-Path shoes have collaborated to create two unique styles of METALLICA Shoes. I-Path (short for Individual Path) is one of the world's premiere skateboard shoe and clothing companies. The Metallica Club first premiered the shoes and now they are available in the band's official online store. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Carcass Vox Guests on Napalm
Blabbermouth reports: Former CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker visited Foel Studios in mid-Wales over the weekend to lay down guest vocals on the new NAPALM DEATH album. Jeff "put some vocals down to a song called 'Pledge Yourself to You', which turned out great," NAPALM bassist Shane Embury writes on the group's web site. "You can hear Jeff's distinctive style alongside Barney's [Greenway, NAPALM DEATH vocalist] and we think it works well."
The CD, tentatively titled "The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code", is expected to surface in early 2005 via Century Media Records.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: According to an article in the USA Today, KISS' "Rock the Nation" tour was one of the summer's bigger flops. Based on the figures released by Billboard Boxscore, KISS sold 49 percent of all tickets, with an average of 8,444 tickets sold per show. The hottest acts of the summer were bands like JIMMY BUFFETT, PHISH and the DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, who sold more than 20,000 tickets per show. MADONNA and PRINCE have also sold 100 percent of their tickets. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Remember the idea of a farewell tour and going out in a blaze of glory? Should have stuck to that plan. It's better than bilking the fans.
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Scary Halloween Costume
Day in Rock (MTV) reports: Want to have the scariest costume on the block come Halloween? If you are that brave, then MTV reports that Buycostumes.com has a Kelly Osbourne costume... Oh, yeah they have Paris Hilton one as well. See full story for details.- Click Here for the Full Story
MTV reports: It's Sammy Hagar's birthday this week, which means it's time for his annual Cabo Wabo Meltdown in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The six-day event started this weekend, with free performances by Nickelback's Chad Kroeger, Smash Mouth, Van Halen's Michael Anthony, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, Jerry Cantrell, the Cult's Billy Duffy, and Kenny Chesney.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Jeff Buckley Bio
MTV reports: The documentary "Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley" will premiere Saturday at New York's Two Boots Pioneer Theater as part of the CMJ Music Marathon. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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NME reports: RADIOHEAD have confirmed details of a new DVD which is being sold via their website.
'The Most Gigantic Lying Mouth Of All Time' is described as a "110-minute excursion into the bizarre", and will contain music from recent album 'Hail To The Thief', as well as unreleased material.
The main part of the DVD will feature 24 short films, which were broadcast as part of Radiohead TV earlier in the year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
CMJ Hits New York
Pitchfork reports: Starting this Wednesday, the annual indie wank-a-thon that is the CMJ Music Marathon will descend on New York City like a pack of degenerate, rabid monkeys-- only most of the participants will have musical instruments, opposable thumbs, and (slightly) better hair. One of the longest running and biggest events of its kind, this year's CMJ, taking place over four days (from October 13th to the 16th), will feature over 900 artists and bands playing a dizzying array of New York clubs, as well as a keynote address by Al Franken, numerous panel discussions, a film festival, and an exhibit area where, among other things, even more bands will play. We had you at Al Franken, didn't we?
But even with all that excellent extra curricular activity, your main motivation for attending CMJ is probably the incredibly long list of incredibly great bands. Even a short list of artists playing at CMJ would take the better part of your morning to read [see full story to read that list]- Click Here for the Full Story
Virgin Targets iPod
AP reports: The consumer electronics arm of the Virgin Group is introducing a new 5-gigabyte hard-disk portable music player, bringing a powerful brand name in music to the increasingly crowded product space.
Virgin Electronics hopes its slim Virgin Player, which debuts Tuesday and is smaller than a deck of cards, will rise as a lead competitor to Apple Computer Inc.'s wildly popular iPod players. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Madonna Backstage Pass Leader
Day in rock reports: Billboard doesn't seem to agree with Sir Elton and Queen's Roger Taylor about Madonna's stage performance as the pop diva is leading the nominations for Backstage Pass Awards.
The Material Girl is up for awards in three of the six categories including top gross, top ticket sales and the biggest single event. She will face competition from Prince, Shania Twain, Josh Groban, Linkin Park and John Mayer, when the awards are handed out during the Billboard's Backstage Pass touring conference on November 8 and 9 in New York. [see full story for a related story from Launch]- Click Here for the Full Story
Bee Gees Hits
Reuters reports: In the vein of similar projects celebrating the Beatles and Elvis Presley, Universal will on Nov. 9 release "Bee Gees Number Ones," compiling chart-topping hits from the legendary Gibb brothers.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
QOTSA Eye 05 Release
IAYM reports: The Queens Of The Stone Age now look to be eyeing a March 2005 release date through Interscope for their as-yet-untitled new album, according to a recent posting at www.qotsa.com. The delay has reportedly occurred following frontman Josh Homme's whim to re-enter the studio, in order to complete some new songs which "can't wait a year or two to be on the record after this one. Now is the time, right f***in now." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: IAYM also has news on Fear Factory/Shadows Fall/Mnemic: European Dates, Shadows Fall: "What Drives The Weak" Video, The Rise: "Reclamation Process" Update, Codeseven: Video, Touring Plans, 40 Below Summer Guitarist Quits and more click here to check it out
NMC reports: Miami just got a little hotter -- Lenny Kravitz has started his own record label.
Kravitz's new label is called "Roxie Records," after his late mother, actress Roxie Roker. Roxie Records will be based in Miami, Florida. According to his Web site, Kravitz "will assume a central A&R role, overseeing the signing and creative development of the label's roster." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Bruce Palmer RIP
ArrowFM reports: Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer died Monday of a reported heart attack. He was 58. Palmer was a significant contributor to the country/blues Sixties sound, which characterized so much of the decade. Born in Canada in 1946, Palmer biggest collaboration was with Neil Young, first in the Mynah Birds, a band that also featured the late Rick James. The band broke up after James was arrested for going AWOL from the military. Young and Palmer immediately moved from Ontario to Los Angeles in 1966 and soon joined up with Stephen Stills, drummer Dewey Martin and singer Richie Furay to form Buffalo Springfield. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Lennon For Kids
ArrowFM reports: In celebration of the former Beatle's 64th birthday, John Lennon is being introduced to a whole new generation with a new picture book, John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier. Primarily a children's picture book, the music icon's life experiences and important events in his life are presented through a combination of poetry, song lyrics and beautiful illustrations.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Kings of Sunset Strip
press release (RLS Records/Metal Sludge) reports: RLS Records is also proud to announce the first of a new series to be issued by the Indy label. The title is Kings of Sunset Strip - Volume 1. KOSS Vol.-1 has 3 tracks by each: Angora (feat: John Corabi - The Scream, Motley Crue, Union, Ratt), Jailhouse (feat: ex. Rough Cutt members / ORGY, NEVE), Tommi Gunn Produced by Toby Wright (Motley Crue, KISS, Korn), & Young Gunns (who later became WildSide). This will be hitting the streets November 2nd. The Kings of Sunset Strip series will give the old school fan of the Hollywood scene a real treat. These tracks are originals recorded by the bands during their "hey day" and have now been taken from demo status to high end CD masters. These tunes will take the fans back to those nights of collecting flyers, hanging outside on the Gazzarri's wall and being a part of a time they will likely never forget. The Hollywood & Sunset Strip scene of the 80s' was no doubt one of the greatest musical melting pots the world has ever known. The scene brought us Motley Crue, Van Halen, Poison, Ratt, Janes Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns n' Roses, Warrant, LA Guns & dozens of others. But there were a lot of other bands as well. Very cool bands who sold out The Roxy, who headlined the Whisky-a-Go-Go, who played the world famous Cathouse, and helped shape the scene. Bands who ruled and once walked like Kings of the Sunset Strip. So, they too deserve a place on the CD shelf. Look for Kings of Sunset Strip - Volumes 1, 2 & 3. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
press release reports: Do you want to work in the music business? Then you need to be an intern!
Repossession Records is looking for interns in the Los Angeles area. We represent punk, rock, and hardcore bands and are currently accepting applications for several 2-3 month (8-10 hrs/week) non-paid internships. Must have transportation and be over 18 years old. College-credit not necessary but it helps. Please send interest letter with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.- Click Here for the Full Story
From Satellite In Stores
press release (earshot) reports: Ventura, CA's From Satellite offer up 12 sparkling rock gems on When All Is Said And Done, their debut full-length for PRC/Universal (Number One Fan). Set for release on Tuesday, October 12th When All Is Said And Done is a testament to From Satellite's undeniable talent for writing exuberant, radio-friendly rock anthems. Smother.net raves, "From Satellite shuffles the rock-n-roll deck of cards and spits out a healthy hand of dazzling rock anthems.... a damn impressive debut album." When All Is Said And Done was produced by Matt Hyde (No Doubt, Slayer, Sum 41).
Watch for a major US tour later this fall.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Breaking Benjamin Unplugged
press release reports: Breaking Benjamin have released an acoustic version of their current hit single "So Cold," which can be heard [by clicking on the full story link] . Breaking Benjamin will also be featured on MTV's "Making The Video Game: HALO 2," which will be aired on MTV and MTV2 at the times below. "Blow Me Away," the song written by Breaking Benjamin specifically for Halo 2, will be in the game and on the accompanying soundtrack, both in stores on November 9th.
11/5 - 11pm
11/7 - 11:30pm
11/8 - 2am
MTV2 11/6 - 9pm
11/6 - 2am
11/7 - 1am
11/8 - 11pm
11/9 - 9:30pm
11/9 - 2am
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Dead To Fall Tour
press release (victory records) reports: Dead To Fall have enjoyed rave reviews of their sophomore album, "Villainy and Virtue" in magazines like Revolver, who described it as "Full of slab-like guitars and raging vocal growls, this brutish metalcore album will reach out of your speakers, beat you down, and steal your wallet" and Outburn, who gave it 9 out of 10. After a tour with Martyr AD to kick off the new release, the band heads to New York to perform at CBGB's as part of the CMJ Music Marathon. See them live Thursday, October 14th with labelmates Bury Your Dead and Freya. The band is excited to announce their inclusion on "The Passion Over Fashion" Tour from November 27th through December 19th with two bands they love, Most Precious Blood and Remembering Never. The tour is sponsored by Peta2.com. Dates will be announced shortly.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Taking Back Sunday Kick off
press release (victory records) reports: Since Warped Tour 2004 wound down in late August, Taking Back Sunday went overseas to perform on the legendary Reading Festival, and took a few weeks off to celebrate the marriage of guitarist Eddie Reyes. They hit the road again last week in support of "Where You Want To Be", their sophomore album, which has sold over 400,000 copies since its release on July 29th. Their single, "A Decade Under The Influence", has a popular video on Fuse and MTV, and it ranks in the top 20 on the Alternative radio charts. Friday, October 15th the band will perform live on CBS' Late Late Show before their sold out show at Los Angeles' Palladium Theatre.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Straylight Run's Busy Week
press release (victory records) reports: Straylight Run have an action-packed week ahead, as their much-anticipated new album hits the street on Tuesday, October 12th. They kick it off with an in-store appearance at Best Buy in Westbury, Long Island at 5:00pm, where they will perform and sign autographs. On Wednesday, they perform for the CMJ Music Marathon at 11:00pm at the legendary CBGB's with labelmates Action Action in support. Thursday, the band will be at Virgin Megastore on Times Square at 5:00pm to perform and do a signing immediately following. Friday and Saturday the band will play at two sold out shows at the Downtown on Long Island before hitting the road for a national tour with Hot Rod Circuit, Northstar and Say Anything. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story