Silly News: No More Spears
[We start today with some silly news. If you want serious news, skip this one] E! Online reports: Britney Spears got Kevin Federline's hand in marriage. Now she wants his name.
The pop tart tells the German magazine Bunte she'd like to change her surname to match that of her new husband.
"Britney Federline. That pleases me," Spears tells Bunte. (Or, in Google's somewhat-mangled English translation of the Q&A, Britney "Feather/Spring line.") Spears was spotted sporting a "Mrs. Federline" T-shirt shortly after swapping vows. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
NME reports: The long-awaited Nirvana box set 'WITH THE LIGHTS OUT' will feature 68 previously unreleased recordings.
Released on November 22, the four-disc set will feature 81 tracks including 68 previously unreleased recordings - rehearsals, outtakes, Kurt's home demos, as well as a DVD which is confirmed to have unreleased band home movies, live footage, rehearsal footage and 20 full-length video performances. A 60-page booklet will accompany the release. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
QOTSA Make Up
NME reports: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE singer JOSH HOMME has been spotted with ex-bandmate NICK OLIVERI.
Oliveri was sacked from the band in February, after Homme claimed that his close friend's behaviour had started to drive the pair apart, describing the bassist as "a tornado".
However, according to a posting on the Queens Of The Stone Age website, the pair were seen together at the Silverlake Spaceland following a gig by Homme's side project Eagles Of Death Metal (October 9). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: NME also has news on Kylie Minogue UK shows revealed , Slint to reform and play first gig in 13 years, The White Stripes to release ‘Jolene', Take part in the Great NME Downloading Debate, Michael Jackson hits out at Eminem and more click here to check it out
BBC reports: US Attorney General John Ashcroft has unveiled proposals to crack down on film and music piracy around the world.
A report commissioned by him calls for five new anti-piracy offices across the US, while officers should be placed in Asia and eastern Europe as well.
It also says internet providers should be forced to reveal the names of those trading copyrighted items online. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
And people wonder why there is a deficit.
Blabbermouth reports: On Tuesday (Oct. 12), after suffering hip problems for a number of years, KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley had hip-replacement surgery on his left hip, according to a posting on the group's web site. There were no complications and he is currently recovering. The recovery will involve rehab physical therapy at home for six to eight weeks. - Click Here for the Full Story
Cazares Teams with Barker
Blabbermouth reports: Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and ex-DIMMU BORGIR/CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Nick Barker will be teaming up in an as-yet-unnamed new project. The duo, who have been collaborating for the past few months in Dino's long-running extreme metal band BRUJERIA, have not released any details of the new project except to say that it will be "heavier and faster" than FEAR FACTORY. - Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: Handwritten lyrics (by Nikki Sixx) for every song on MÖTLEY CRÜE's first album, "Too Fast for Love", an original concert poster from their first every show at The Starwood in Los Angeles (April, 1981), the master VHS 1981 promo video, a number of 7" promo singles (signed by all original band members). These rare, authentic, one-of-a-kind items are some of the highlights of the upcoming MÖTLEY CRÜE auction being hosted by Backstage Auctions. The items have been offered by Barbara Coffman, widow of the band's first manager/mentor, Allan Coffman, and are only part of the 125 lots offered that follow the band's earliest years, before they became an international, multi-platinum success.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Blabbermouth also has news on SLIPKNOT Perform In London: Photos Available, TROLLFEST Sign With SOLISTITIUM RECORDS, CHILDREN OF TRAGEDY Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement, SIN DEALER Schedule Video Shoot, METAL CHURCH Guitarist Launches Prog-Rock Project and more click here to check it out
50 Cent Soda
MuchMusic reports: 50 Cent is going into the beverage business. Allhiphop.com reports that the rapper has invested in a health drink called "Vitamin Water". According to the report, 50 Cent will also be releasing his own signature beverage, a grape-flavored drink called Formula 50. - Click Here for the Full Story
Jay-Z Dog Fight Controversy
MuchMusic reports: The Humane Society of the United States has issued a statement condemning Jay-Z's "99 Problems" video, which features a scene of fighting pit bulls. The organization says that a "dramatic increase" in dog fighting has followed "the glorification of fierce pit bulls and organized dog fighting by hip hop artists." - Click Here for the Full Story
BW&BK reports: In a recent interview with Northeastern Pennsylvania's Timesleader.com (www.timesleader.com) METALLICA's bassist Robert Trujillo revealed that the band have begun recording while on their current tour in preparation for the group's next album, which he said they hope to begin studio work on in late February or March 2005.
The next Metallica album will be the first on which Trujillo will contribute his bass expertise, producer Bob Rock having recorded the bass parts for the band's latest release, St. Anger. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Flotsam and Jetsam Live CD
BW&BK reports: Magick Records, a division of Cleopatra Records, are issuing the CD version of FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's recent DVD, Live In Phoenix, in early 2005. The show was recorded live at the Bash On Ash in the band's hometown of Phoenix, AZ on July 18th, 2003.[see full story for more, including tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: BW&BK also has news on SIN DEALER Prepare For Video Shoot, Set To Record New Material, SHAITAN MAZAR - Video Shoot Complete, PARADISE LOST Schedule One-Off UK Date, KING DIAMOND - "I Can't Read Music At All", BRET MICHAELS - Freedom Of Sound Tour Dates Announced and more click here to check it out
RIFTrock reports: Legendary Orange County punk band T.S.O.L. (True Sounds of Liberty) are to release a DVD in November.
In honor of the release, they will be having a Release 'Party' on November 13th, 2004 at the Pipeline Cafe. For more info, visit http://www.808shows.com. - Click Here for the Full Story
siN's metal news reports: STATIC-X have revealed plans to head into the studio in the next week to start the process of recording their new album. So far, no title is confirmed but a release is rumoured to be set for early 2005. Ulrich Wild (TAPROOT, POWERMAN 5000) will be producing.- Click Here for the Full Story
Lamb of God DVD
siN's metal news reports: LAMB OF GOD have announced that their upcoming October 16th and 17th concert performances at the Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia, PA will be filmed for an upcoming DVD, which is tentatively due out next year. Behind the scenes footage taken throughout the current 'Ashes of Wake' tour will also be included. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: siN's metal news also has news on Children of Tragedy - In Need of new Skinsman, Genitorturers - Japanese version of Flesh is the Law EP available on US tour, Dirt Junior - Black Dahlia Murder pics up, The Haunted - All Against All video shoot pictures; new songs streaming online, Children of Bodom - German release date for EP pushed back and more click here to check it out
UCLA P2P Crackdown
Wired reports: UCLA has developed a new process of identifying and disciplining copyright infringers on peer-to-peer networks, providing schools with another tool to crack down on illegal file sharing.
Jim Davis, the university's associate vice chancellor of information technology, testified last week about the UCLA Quarantine project before the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property. The subcommittee called the hearing to get an update on how universities are addressing the piracy problem. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
White Stripes DVD
MTV reports: The White Stripes' first DVD, "Under Blackpool Lights," is set for a December 7 release. The disc features 75 minutes of live concert footage shot at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England, January 27-28, 2004. Twenty-six songs are included on the DVD[more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: MTV also has news on Iraq Takes A Back Seat To Domestic Issues In Final Debate, Sum 41 On Getting Serious: 'I'd Like To Think That We're Still Goofballs', Michael Jackson Asks Stations To Stop Airing Eminem Video, George Strait Tops Usher In Billboard Albums Chart Recount and more click here to check it out
Silly News: Elvis and Blues
Brothers in trouble
Herald Sun reports: [slow news day, so thought this story might be fun]POLICE responding to a call of a convulsing Elvis Presley impersonator soon found themselves in a high-speed chase of another faux celebrity – a man dressed as one of the Blues Brothers.
Crystal Police Captain Dave Oyaas said the bizarre string of events began when officers were called to a veterans' hall yesterday to find a man dressed as Elvis Presley apparently in convulsions.
When the officers approached, Oyaas said the man suddenly jumped up and yelled, "Viva Las Vegas!" before singing show tunes.
About the same time, two women said another man at the veterans' hall dressed as John Belushi's character in The Blues Brothers had stolen their car and driven to a nearby airport. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Spector Wants Testimony Sealed
E! online reports: Lawyers for the reclusive rock pioneer want to put a lid on the grand jury testimony that led to Spector's indictment on a murder charge stemming from the 2003 shooting death of a woman at his home. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Seth Putnam In A Coma
IAYM reports: "There is some truth to internet postings regarding Seth Putnam (Anal Cunt). He is in the hospital and in a coma. Further rumors and speculation as to his condition at this point, are just that, rumors and speculation - no one, not even the doctors are certain of what Seth's outcome will be. Family members thank all of the fans who have expressed their sympathy for Seth's situation, and ask that you respect their privacy at this time. They have promised to update me with any new information." - www.sethputnam.com [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
The statement above has since been removed from Seth's website.
IAYM reports: Hoobastank are now eyeing a November 23rd release date through Island Records for their DVD effort "Let It Out". In other news the band are said to be planning a November trek alongside Three Days Grace, dates and venues are yet to be announced.- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Xfm also has news on Skinny Puppy Tour Update, E.Town Concrete/Diecast/Devilinside/Twelve Tribes Tour, Retard-O-Bot Live, 100 Demons/Donnybrook/Cast Aside Tour, Strung Out: "Analog" MP3, Aconite Thrill: UK Tour Ongoing, The Bled: Temporary Bassist Replacement, Weedeater Tour, Rare Sabbath Sample and more click here to check it out
Good Charlotte / Sum 41 Expand
NMC reports: On October 21, Good Charlotte and Sum 41 will be in Seattle, Washington for the start of their joint concert tour. This week, the bands announced new shows for the month-long, North American trek, including dates in Buffalo, New York; Sayerville, New Jersey; Grand Rapids, Michigan and Grand Prairie, Texas.[see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Ananova reports: Bjork claims she turned down the chance to star as one of Charlie's Angels.
The Icelandic star says she was offered an audition for the Hollywood role before the parts were given to actresses Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu.
But she says she turned it down because she wanted to concentrate on her music career.
Bjork said: "I was actually offered the chance to be one of Charlie's Angels, but I turned it down. I think you should find your lot and try to do it really well." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Yeah, would have made for better movies. Imagine Bjork battling giant teddy-bears!
Xfm reports: Following the success of their chart-topping album 'American Idiot' and yesterday's announcement of their first UK tour for two years, Xfm Online can exclusively reveal the band are already confirmed to play at The Brit Awards 2005.
The godfathers of punk-pop Green Day have confirmed that, while the ceremony may not be until February, they will be gracing the stage at the UK's annual music industry bash, The Brit Awards 2005. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Xfm reports: Franz Ferdinand have been approached to write some music for the upcoming new Harry Potter film, and frontman Alex Kapranos has hinted that their may be roles for the band in the movie.
"We've been asked to write some music for [the film]," Kapranos said to VH 1, "There's a section where there's a band of ugly sisters playing and I think, well ... Some members of Franz Ferdinand may be the ugly sisters in the band," [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Xfm also has news on Lemon Jelly New Tour, Single And LP, QOTSA New Album Due Out March, Radiohead New Material This Year, Slint Reform To Curate ATP 2005, Hope Of The States To Give Away EPs and more click here to check it out
American Pimp DVD/CD
press release (Special Ops Media) reports: Experience more pimp-a-delic wisdom and thumpin' beats from the Hughes Bros. when Shout! Factory releases American Pimp DVD, Raw Outtakes And The Hard Truth in a two-disc, DVD/CD set. This perfect companion piece to the original American Pimp DVD, Raw Outtakes And The Hard Truth contains a new DVD featuring over 70 minutes of unreleased footage, such as an entire Snoop Dogg segment, that filmmakers Allen and Albert Hughes deemed too incendiary to include in the film. Raw Outtakes And The Hard Truth also includes the American Pimp soundtrack, available for the first time, with dialogue and music from, and inspired by, the original film. The American Pimp: Raw Outtakes And The Hard Truth DVD/CD set, available in both amaray and jewel case packaging, will be in stores on September 21st and priced at $19.98 (SRP).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Pearl Jam Hits
press release (epic) reports: Epic Records, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, proudly announces the release of the first-ever Pearl Jam hits collection, rearviewmirror (greatest hits 1991- 2003). The two-disc package will contain an "Up Side," featuring the band's biggest anthems, including "Once," "Spin The Black Circle," and "Do The Evolution." The "Down Side" will focus on their more introspective side, with songs like "Black," "Nothingman," and "Wishlist."
rearviewmirror (greatest hits 1991-2003) serves as a great summary of Pearl Jam's career, which is still very much a work in progress. The collection is due in stores November 16.
Once - Alive - Even Flow - Jeremy - State of Love and Trust - Animal - Go - Dissident - Rearviewmirror - Spin the Black Circle - Corduroy - Not for You - I Got ID - Hail Hail - Do the Evolution - Save You -
Black - Breath - Daughter - Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town - Immortality - Betterman - Nothingman - Who You Are - Off He Goes - Given to Fly - Wishlist - Last Kiss - Nothing As It Seems - Light Years - I Am Mine - Man of the Hour - Yellow Ledbetter [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
press release (wind-up) reports: On November 23, 2004, Wind-up Records will release Evanescence's anywhere but home, capturing one night of the magic as cameras entered The Zenith in Paris to capture the phenomenon. The two-disc DVD/CD features Evanescence's recent sold-out European tour and is offered in both 5.1 and two-track audio mixes. In addition to the live concert DVD, which was directed by Hamish Hamilton (U2, Peter Gabriel), anywhere but home also includes a CD of the concert presented in a two-track mix, and the previously unreleased studio recording of the composition "Missing." The DVD features the bands four music videos ("Bring Me to Life," "Going Under," My Immortal," and "Everybody's Fool,"), an hour-long behind-the-scenes program, and some special surprises in addition to the concert film. The special surprises will be discovered by the viewer as they navigate the menus designed exclusively for this special release.
All of the hits are included on anywhere but home, in addition to a cover of Korn's "Thoughtless" which has become a fan favorite. The track listing of the performance in running order is "Haunted," "Going Under," "Taking Over Me," "Everybody's Fool," "Thoughtless," "My Last Breath," "Farther Away," "Breathe No More," "My Immortal," "Bring Me to Life," "Tourniquet," "Imaginary," and " Whisper." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Relient K Go mmhmm
press release (cornerstone digital) reports: The name Relient K has always been synonymous with some of the most contagious power pop/punk rock, tongue in cheek songwriting and feel good fun anyone could ever ask for. But since the band's infancy, there has also been an upward evolution that includes tighter musicianship, increased songwriting smarts and a high-octane stage show regarded by fans at sold out shows from coast to coast. Their latest offering MMHMM is no exception demonstrating yet another building block upon the group's reliable recipe. "There's been a natural progression from the first onto the second, third and now the fourth record," notes drummer Dave Douglas. "The change has come incrementally with each disc. I don't feel like we're taking a drastic number of turns, but the direction keeps shifting for the better."
mmhmm will arrive in stores on November 2nd [see full story for the funny commerical for the release]- Click Here for the Full Story
By The Grace of God Reunion
press release reports: Hardcore legends By The Grace of God (featuring current members of Black Cross) are getting back together for a very special reunion show to benefit Adele Collins.
The show will be held on October 16th at Headliners in Louisville, KY and will feature By The Grace Of God, Coliseum, and a special guest TBA and begins at 3:30pm. The show's $10 cover charge will all go to benefit Adele. Please read below to find out about Adele's condition and to find out ways you can help.
Adele Collins has been diagnosed with what is called a Pseudotumor Cerebri. This is a condition caused by the body producing too much spinal fluid, which then creates extreme pressure on the brain, replicating the symptoms of having an actual brain tumor (extreme amounts of nausea and vomiting, dangerously elevated blood pressure, threat of damage to the eyes as a result of vomiting, chronic migraine headaches, etc.). This is a rare condition that is generally seen only in young women, and Adele's case is more sever than many.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Taste Of Chaos
press release (total assault) reports: Kevin Lyman, creator of the phenomenally successful Vans Warped Tour has announced a new winter festival tour called the "Taste Of Chaos." Set to begin in February 2005, the tour will be an annual event. Lyman has conceived the tour to be a multi-artist, multi-media traveling extravaganza following the same principles that have made Lyman so successful in the concert business today. Says Lyman, "'Taste Of Chaos' will combine amazing entertainment with value for the fans, something I've been a proponent of my whole career." "Taste Of Chaos" will be hitting arenas and ballrooms across the United States and Canada. According to Lyman, "Music will not be the only thing on the menu, there will be plenty to do, see, and hear. Fans should expect some interesting surprises!"
Anchoring the inaugural year of "Taste
Of Chaos" will be Reprise recording artist, The Used. Additional bands,
festivities, tour dates and a tour website will be announced shortly. [see
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