Prince Vs Racism?
AP reports: Prince, now a Jehovah's witness, has toned down his mojo, but the Purple One can still pack a political punch. His new music video, "Cinnamon Girl," is a big-budget production that follows the hardships and confusions of a teenage Arab-American girl in a post 9-11 America.
It stars Keisha Castle-Hughes ("Whale Rider") who concludes the video by imagining herself detonating a bomb in a crowded airport terminal.
...Following an airplane crash, presumably 9-11, Castle-Hughes is beset by racism and prejudice because of her Arab ethnicity. After being chased by her schoolmates, she watches Arabic storefront signs be replaced with English ones and is chided by her more traditionally Islamic parents. [see full story for a lot more details]- Click Here for the Full Story
New York Times reports: Responding to complaints from Michael Jackson's camp, the BET cable channel on Tuesday removed the controversial video for Eminem's new single, "Just Lose It," from its broadcast mix.
The video, which began running on BET and other music channels last Tuesday, directs pointed jabs at Mr. Jackson.
The most controversial moment is at the end. Eminem, dressed as Mr. Jackson, is sitting on the edge of a king-size bed covered with red satin sheets. A group of young boys dressed in their pajamas gleefully jump around behind him. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Supreme Court Denies RIAA
Variety reports: The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling that barred recording companies from using an expedited process to force Internet service providers to reveal the names of alleged file-sharers.
Tuesday's ruling forces the Recording Industry Assn. of America to use the more cumbersome and costly procedure of filing anonymous "John Doe" lawsuits and then seeking individual court orders to uncover the defendants' true identities. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Axl Denies Hiring
Blabbermouth reports: GUNS N' ROSES have issued a statement refuting reports that the band are close to finding a replacement for departed guitarist Buckethead. The statement reads as follows:
"There have been numerous reports over the last few weeks from various sources claiming that one person or another has been invited to join GUNS N' ROSES. To set the record straight no one — we repeat no one — has been invited to join the band. We would normally not respond to rumours but it is wrong to allow a few self publicists the platform to mislead the media and GUNS N' ROSES fans. We will let you know when there is credible news on this subject." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Suicidal Tendencies Next
Blabbermouth reports: SUICIDAL TENDENCIES are currently working on a new project called "Return to Venice", according to a posting on the group's web site. No further information is currently available.- Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY shot live footage for their upcoming DVD at the Medley in Montreal on Saturday, October 9. The band were joined on stage by ex-CRYTOPSY vocalist Martin Lacroix and several former guitarists at various points during the show. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: According to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine, the original MÖTLEY CRÜE lineup of Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums), Vince Neil (vocals) and Mick Mars (guitar) will play the following U.K. dates in June 2005:
Jun. 14 – Glasgow, UK @ SECC
Jun. 15 - Manchester, UK @ MEN
Jun. 17 - Cardiff, UK @ Int'l Arena
[see full story for more date and info on the 'full blown' reunion]- Click Here for the Full Story
AC/DC Do Windows
Blabbermouth reports: Microsoft Corp. has struck up a deal with AC/DC, the seventh-best-selling band in the U.S., to allow its music be sold over the Internet exclusively via Microsoft's MSN Music service for one month. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Petty Denies Ripoff
Reuters reports: Veteran rocker Tom Petty has blasted as "a total falsehood" a claim that his 2002 song "The Last DJ" was ripped off a California songwriter.
In a $4.5 million lawsuit recently filed against Petty and Los Angeles radio personality Jim Ladd in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Jim Wagner claims he composed a song titled "The Last Great Radio DJ" which he sent to the KLOS-FM announcer as a demo in 2000. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
The PRP reports: Incubus will be issuing a new live CD/DVD combo dubbed "Alive At Red Rocks" on November 23rd. The outing is expected to feature the bands recent performance that took place at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO.- Click Here for the Full Story
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Digital Noise reports: Former Adema guitarist Mike Ransom has surfaced in Scum Of The Earth, the band featuring Riggs from Rob Zombie and Mike Tempesta of Powerman 5000.
Scum Of The Earth's debut album "Blah...Blah...Blah...Love Songs For The New Millennium" is due for release on October 26th through Eclipse. - Click Here for the Full Story
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siN's metal news reports: Apple look set to launch an enhanced iPOD with a color screen and 50 per cent more storage. A number of fan sites are speculating that a new 60GB device is about to be unveiled by the electronics giant, according to Reuters.
Apple have refused to comment on the reports which came after a key supplier announced plans to produce a larger portable hard drive. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Sharon's Press Death
Day in Rock reports: On Monday [Oct 11]we ran a bit about ABC News' mistakenly running an obituary for Sharon Osbourne. ABC news has since responded by removing the obituary from their site. The Mirror reported yesterday (Oct 12) that ABC claims the mistake was due to a template being moved on to a new system when it should not have been.
"It was a regrettable mistake. We apologise to Mrs Osbourne, her family, friends and fans," said an ABC spokeswoman according to the Mirror.
[see full story link to see a portion of the obituary plus a screen shot] [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
IAYM reports: At The Drive-In's final studio effort "Relationship Of Command" is slated to see a re-release through Fearless on November 09th accompanied by bonus cuts 'Extracurricular' and 'Catacombs'. [see full story for more, including news on the anthology]- Click Here for the Full Story
Jimmy Eat World Tour
IAYM reports: Initial stops have been unveiled for Jimmy Eat World's upcoming trek alongside Jonah Matranga's latest project Gratitude. Dates currently announced, with more on the way, are as follows:
November 07th Providence, Rhode Island
Lupo's (feat. Recover)
November 08th New York City, New York Webster Hall (feat. Recover)
November 10th Asbury Park, New Jersey Stone Pony (feat. Razorlight)
November 11th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Rock Club (feat. Razorlight)
November 15th Columbus, Ohio Newport Music Hall (feat. Razorlight)
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Local H/Finger 11 Tour
IAYM reports: Details have been firmed up for Local H's upcoming trek supporting Finger 11, stops include:
October 29th Clifton Park, New Jersey Northern
October 30th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Trocadero Theater
October 31st Chicago, Illinois Double Door
November 02nd New York City, New York Irving Plaza
November 03rd Millvale, Pennsylvania Mr. Smalls
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Dark Tranquillity CD
IAYM reports: Dark Tranquillity have settled on "Character" as the title to their upcoming new album, which will see a release through Century Media on January 25th. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: IAYM also has news on Weedeater Tour , Ramesses: "We Will Lead You To Glorious Times", Darkest Hour/BTBAM/FBTMOF Tour Update, Yakuza Tour Dates, FBTMOF/Scars Of Tomorrow Tour, AFI: "AFI" Update and more click here to check it out
Metal-Rules reports: On November 30th Century Media will make available for the first time in the U.S. two previously unavailable NIGHTWISH releases the End Of Innocence DVD and the Over The Hills And Far Away EP. Additionally, Century Media will be releasing NIGHTWISH's From Wishes To Eternity DVD on January 25th, 2005. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Testament Prep New CD
Metal-Rules reports: Eric Peterson has been given the green light to drive again by his doctor following his long recovery from a triple-fracture leg surgery. On tour in June, he fell down a flight of stairs resulting in the fracture that put him in the hospital in Vienna for 12 days. He spent the rest of the summer and part of the fall recuperating and in physical therapy.
Now that he is mobile, he can drive the hour + to the Testament recording studio, Driftwood Studios, and get back to working on the recording. He is in the studio 2 to 3 days a week with Chuck Billy and Paul Bostaph jamming on the songs as Chuck continues to work up more melody and lyric ideas. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Metal-Rules also has news on TIERRA SANTA - USA Tour Dates, Dark Tranquility Re-signs with Century Media, Latest KOCH ENTERTAINMENT Canadian Tour Dates, NEVERMORE Forced To Bow Out Of SEATTLE METAL FEST, MARDUK Post CD Cover For PLAGUE ANGEL and more click here to check it out
Slint Reunion One-Off
Aversion reports: Underground rock icons Slint will regroup to play and curate the London edition of All Tommorow's Parties. The band will play its first shows in nearly a decade at the festival Feb. 25-27 at the Camber Sands Holiday Centre. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Aversion reports: The first four Beatles albums will be remastered and issued in a boxed set from Capitol Records.
The boxed set, The Capitol Albums, Vol. 1 collects Meet the Beatles, The Beatles' Second Album , Something New and Beatles '65. All albums were originally released in 1964. The boxed set boasts new stereo mixes taken from the sessions' tapes, the original mono mixes and a handful of extra tracks per album. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Dazed and Sued
AP reports: Three former high school classmates of "Dazed and Confused" director Richard Linklater have filed a lawsuit claiming they have suffered embarrassment and ridicule because of characters based on them in the movie.
The men — Bobby Wooderson, Andy Slater and Richard "Pink" Floyd — say Linklater did not get their permission before creating three characters in the 1993 cult classic sharing their surnames and likenesses. The suit was filed Thursday in Santa Fe against Universal Studios, which released the film. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Hum, maybe there is some truth to the title, I mean it did take them 11 years to file suit. Maybe they were dazed and confused this whole time.
Ananova reports: Greenday have confirmed details of a UK tour.
The band will come back to the UK in January 2005 in support of their new album American Idiot reports NME.com.
The dates are as follows:
Birmingham NIA (January 23)
Carling Academy Brixton (24-25)
Nottingham Arena (27)
Manchester MEN Arena (29)
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
liveDaily reports: Barenaked Ladies get busy in December with a round of North American concert dates that back the group's recently released holiday set.
The Canadian quintet is scheduled to kick things off in New York City on Dec. 7, first with a performance on "Live with Regis & Kelly" and, later that same day, a concert at the Beacon Theatre. A two-night stand in Boston follows before the group tackles a handful of shows set primarily in the East and Midwest. The outing is currently due to wrap up on Dec. 20 in Toronto. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Zep in Theatres
liveDaily reports: An updated version of "No Quarter: Unledded," Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant's 1994 concert film, will hit movie theaters across the country on Oct. 26, and will also be released on DVD. Page and Plant remixed the film in 5.1 surround sound for the event and DVD release. [see full story for a link to show info and tickets]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Mark Sandman Boxset
press release (conqueroo) reports: Morphine leader Mark Sandman was the inventor of a sound called "low rock" – the distinctive blend of sonorous saxophone, bass and deep grooves that, along with his lyric poetry, propelled Morphine to fame. Although Morphine and the seminal swamp-blues quartet Treat Her Right became well known and successful, much of Sandman's work was never commercially released and remains unheard by anyone outside his circle of friends.
Sandbox: Mark Sandman Original Music, the forthcoming box set retrospective of Sandman's music, promises to bring everyone into that circle. The two-CD/DVD set will be released on November 16 on Hi-N-DRY through KUFALA Distribution. Suggested retail price for the set is $29.99.- Click Here for the Full Story
JEW on Daily Download
press release (cornerstone) reports: The Daily Download is a live, daily countdown of the top 10 legally downloaded songs in the country, airing weekdays from 6pm - 7pm EST on Fuse. Merging live television with real-time downloading, the show offers the chance for viewers to download and stream music, exclusive downloads and bonus tracks, ring tones, artist voicemail messages, desktop wallpaper, mobile phone graphics, animation, video game demos, movie trailers and more on www.fuse.tv. The Daily Download is hosted by Fuse VJ's Steven and Marianela.
Wednesday 10/13 Guest: Jimmy Eat World (performing 2 songs) Tower Download: Jet "Look What You've Done" Thursday 10/14 Guests: Exies, The Music Tower Download: The Killers "Mr. Brightside"
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press release (special ops) reports: Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven, shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered incorporating gospel, country, jazz and orchestral influences into his inimitable style.
As he revolutionized the way people appreciated music, he simultaneously fought segregation in the very clubs that launched him and championed artists' rights within the corporate music business. Ray provides an unflinching portrait of Charles' musical genius as he overcomes drug addiction while transforming into one of this country's most beloved performers.
As music plays a substantial role in this film, we are also proud to disseminate information on the film's soundtrack. Featuring 17 of Ray Charles' classics, the limited-edition package includes a bonus DVD with four performance clips by star Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles. [see full story for a full soundtrack listening party! The film will be released on October 29th and people are already buzzing about Jamie Foxx's chance at an Oscar]- Click Here for the Full Story
Tragically Hip Download Series
press release (sky media) reports: The Tragically Hip have just announced the kick-off of The Hip Live Series, which will feature a number of downloadable live performances. For the first volume (now available for download at www.livedownloads.com), the band has selected their July 1, 2004 show from Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto. Since the show took place on Canada Day, the set includes a performance by lead singer, Gord Downie, of the Canadian National Anthem (with Joel Plaskett on guitar). Along with the music, complete artwork is available for downloading and printing. More shows will be available in the coming months. Live Downloads is the industry leader for this service and have worked with Metallica, Dave Matthews Band, and Phish, among others.
The Tragically Hip is currently on tour in the U.S.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
press release (kayos) reports: Locomotive Music is pleased to announce another set of hard rocking imports with the release of Eyes Of
Hailing from the Sao Paolo area of Brazil, Eyes Of Shiva deliver engaging melodic metal with orchestral accompaniments in their debut album Eyes Of Soul. Eyes Of Soul has a bombastic, hard rocking sound reminiscent of Shaman and Stratovarius, while also combining progressive themes, orchestral arrangements and even the local folklore of their native land.
Founded in Madrid 1998 and formerly named "Contradiction," Circus was influenced by the afterpunk's sounds of the early 80s, bands such as Bauhaus and Killing Joke.
Eyes Of Soul by Eyes Of Shiva and & Circus¹ self-titled album hit the streets October 26, 2004 on Locomotive Music. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Bill Hicks DVD
press release (m8o) reports: BILL HICKS LIVE: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-Up Comedian -arriving October 26th on Rykodisc priced at $19.95 - is the first official DVD release from this legendary maverick performer. For fans, it is a holy grail of comedic truth. For those who have never experienced Hicks' incendiary genius, it will be a revelation.
Bill Hicks has inspired albums by Radiohead (The Bends), Tool (Hicks opened several Lollapalooza dates and his monologues were later sampled on their Aenima album) and Rage Against the Machine. 10 years after his tragic death at 32, Bill Hicks is still a vital voice to the comedy, political satire and rock n roll world.
In the past year, the Trio Network along
with director Andy Schatzberg (U2's Zoo TV) and narrator Janeane Garafalo
produced the "Bill Hicks Censored" documentary which featured donated tracks
by both Radiohead and Rage Against the Machine. This Fall sees the publication
of Love All The People, an unprecedented collection of Bill's stand-up
routines, dairies, letters and final writings, with a foreword by John
Lahr. Now for the first time, the new DVD BILL HICKS LIVE: Satirist, Social
Critic, Stand-Up Comedian captures the legendary comedian in three of his
most notorious full-length filmed performances: HBO's One Night Stand from
the Old Vic Theatre in Chicago, Revelations from the Dominion Theatre in
London and Relentless, Bill's infamous breakout performance at the Montreal
Comedy Festival. [see full story for more info with the special eCard]-
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