White Stripes Sued
Launch reports: The White Stripes have been hit with a lawsuit over their self-titled 1999 debut album, according to NME.com. James Diamond alleges that he co-produced and collaborated with Jack and Meg White on recording sessions that eventually became the Detroit duo's first release. Diamond is looking for back royalties from sales of the album, "ownership interest" in the master recordings, and a share of future profits. He claims that he provided the Stripes with "additional artistic suggestions, supervision and contributions" during the sessions. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Deadbeat Rap Dads Target
Herald Sun reports: GANGSTA rap's bad boys are fighting a new foe – a diminutive blonde lawyer who calls herself the "anti-celebrity."
Their songs include Cop Killer and Bad Boy For Life, but Manhattan lawyer Suzanne Kimberly Bracker is building her own reputation: making rapper fathers pay child support.
Her hit list includes Puff Daddy, Ice T and Funkmaster Flex. Right now, she's embroiled in a bitter custody battle with Roc-a-Fella Records' czar Damon Dash. Other famous fathers that have done battle with her in Manhattan Family Court include former Knicks star Latrell Sprewell and boxer Zab Judah.
Bracker specialises in teaming up with ex-girlfriends to hunt down the rich and famous fathers of their children and making them accountable. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Etheridge On the Mend
E! online reports: The rocker, who announced last week that she was battling breast cancer, underwent a successful lumpectomy over the weekend.
"I am at home recovering from my two surgeries," Etheridge said Friday on her Website, MelissaEtheridge.com. "Wow, I didn't see this coming. But the good news is they took out the tumor and a few lymph nodes, only one of which was positive.
"I still have both of my breasts and whether I will keep them is a bridge I have to cross later. What an unexpected journey this is." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Soulfly Injury Kills Tour
IAYM reports: Soulfly's plans to hit the road in November have been derailed as frontman Max Cavalera is suffering from a leg injury. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Hot Hot Heat Lose Guitarist
IAYM reports: Hot Hot Heat have parted ways with their guitarist Dante Decaro, issuing the following statement regarding his exit from the group and its impact on their next full-length album: "Dante has decided to leave Hot Hot Heat. We respect his decision, will miss him and he will always be a friend of the band. While Dante made his decision a while ago, he still co-wrote and recorded the new album with us and is as proud of it as we are. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
We Salute You Tour 2004
IAYM reports: Candiria are said to be joining Ill Nino, Drowning Pool, Flaw and 40 Below Summer on the "We Salute You Tour 2004", which will commence on November 09th and extend through until November 26th. Dates and venues will be announced shortly. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: IAYM also has news on A Static Lullaby/Codeseven: More Stops Added, Devilinside join Suffocation/Behemoth Tour, Nine Inch Nails: "Bleed Through" Scrapped , Piebald: "Part Of Your Body Is Made Out Of Rock" Video, The Goodwill: "Insult, Injury, Etc." , Trustkill DVD Update and more click here to check it out
liveDaily reports: Britney Spears, who earlier this year had to scrap tour plans after injuring her knee, says she's going to remain on an indefinite hiatus.
"I know now that my knee gave out on me this past summer so that I would have no choice but to stop," she wrote in a letter to fans posted at her website. "My body was shutting down and needed rest."
The singer wrote that, rather than returning to work, she plans to "take some time off to enjoy life." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
NIN Change Plans
liveDaily reports: Nine Inch Nails brain trust Trent Reznor has canned the working title of the group's next album, previously known as "Bleedthrough," and has given fans an idea of when to expect to see it in stores.
"'Bleedthrough' is no more," Reznor wrote in a message posted at the group's website. "As the songs and concepts matured, the focus and theme of the album shifted somewhat--leaving me feeling that title was inappropriate. Or you could just say I changed my mind.
"Yes, the new album has a title and track list, and no I'm not telling you what it is yet," he continued.
The set will be finished and mixed before the end of this year, and a tentative March 2005 release is planned [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: liveDaily also has news on Live Review: The Fiery Furnaces in Los Angeles, Melissa Etheridge recovering after cancer surgeries, Martina McBride brings back 'Joy of Christmas' tour More dates surface for Jay-Z and R. Kelly Briefly: U2, Toby Keith, Eminem, Wyclef Jean and more click here to check it out
Soft Cell Crash
Aversion reports: Soft Cell singer Marc Almond was hospitalized yesterday (Oct. 17) after suffering injuries in a motorcycle wreck.
Almond was the passenger on a motorcycle that collided with a car at an intersection. Almond hospitalized in critical but stable condition in Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Aversion reports: The Damned's classic 1979 album Machine Gun Etiquette will be expanded and remastered to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
ACE / Big Beat Records will drop a revamped version of the classic album into stores next week. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Aversion also has news on U2 Plans Collectors' Version of Bomb, Pete Doherty Skips Roundtable Discussion, Franz Ferdiand Get Lyric Help From Crowd, Spoon Finishes Album, Pennywise DVD Coming, Lars Frederiksen to Tour and more click here to check it out
INS Vs. Subhumans
Citzenfish.com reports: OK, the unthinkable has happened. Due to an understaffed US immigration dept and increased security regulations, they've been unable to process our visas on time for the tour, despite the applications being on theirr desk way back in July, so it looks like AT LEAST the first five shows are off, though I'm sure theyll go ahead with the other bands, UNSEEN, CAUSTIC CHRIST, and SEVEN CROWNS who are all fantastic, so please go along anyway. As soon as we get our appointment through for our fingerprinting, eye-scans, and vetting at the US embassy in London we can rebook our plane tickets (no refund on the old ones) and finally get on with the tour. To any of you thinking we should just come over without visas, as soon as they tap in our passport numbers they see we haven't had our visas issued and send us home and won't let us back for five years minimum, and possibly won't ever let us back in so no more tours in the US ever.....etc etc. so not a very clever thing to try. Sorry, and fingers crossed that we get there soon[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
The PRP reports: The track listing for Trustkill's forthcoming music video DVD release "Trustkill Video Assault Vol. I" is now available, it is as follows:
01 - Roses Are Red - "White And Gold"
02 - Bleeding Through - "Love Lost In A Hail Of Gunfire"
03 - Eighteen Visions - "Waiting For The Heavens"
04 - Most Precious Blood - "The Great Red Shift"
05 - Throwdown - "Forever"
06 - Nora - "I Should?ve Sent Flowers"
07 - Open Hand - "In Your Eyes"
08 - Hopesfall - "The Bending"
09 - Eighteen Visions - "You Broke Like Glass"
10 - Armsbendback - "The Arms Of Automation"
11 - Poison The Well - "Botchla"
12 - Bleeding Through - "On Wings Of Lead"
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Grand Theft Auto Soundtrack
The PRP reports: Rage Against The Machine, Faith No More, A.F.I.'s cover of nine inch nails' "Head Like A Hole" and more are set to show up on the over 150 song soundtrack to the upcoming "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" videogame.- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: The PRP also has news on Virgins Fail Me , Road Faktion, Through With Bleeding, The Maine Star, Mother In The Box, Hand And Me, Hunt Out Of Brazil, Haste's Bells and more click here to check it out
Digital Noise reports: Recent rumors have surfaced suggesting that Flaw have broken up. There has been no official confirmation regarding these rumors.
The band had split with their label, Universal Records, in August following what they perceived as the lack of promotion behind their latest album, "Endangered Species". - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Digital Noise also has news on Hopsefall E-card Posted Online, Faktion Sign to Roadrunner Records, New Alter Boys Track Posted Online, New Nine Inch Nails Album Not Going to be Called "Bleedthrough", Brazil Bassist Benjamin Hunt Leaves the Band and more click here to check it out
Steel Prophet Rick Returns
BW&BK reports: Former STEEL PROPHET singer Rick Mythiasin recently contacted BW&BK to inform us that he's working on a new project under the name MYTHIASIN. According to the vocalist, "it's the heaviest, most thrashy thing I've done up to this date." Songs are currently being hammered out in the studio. More information will be provided as we get it. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: Rhino is reportedly working on new DIO DVD featuring all of the group's Warner Bros.-era promo videos as well as an interview with frontman Ronnie James Dio talking about each of the clips on the disc.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Danzig Cantrell Team
Blabbermouth reports: Britain's Metal Hammer magazine is reporting that Glenn Danzig (DANZIG, ex-MISFITS) is working on a concept album with ex-ALICE IN CHAINS axeman Jerry Cantrell. The record, which Danzig describes as "death blues," will double up as the soundtrack to a movie adaptation of Danzig's Verotik comic. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Sixx Nixes Motley Reunion
Blabbermouth reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has rejected widespread Internet reports that the band will be embarking on a reunion tour in early 2005. Writing to the "Diary" section of the band's official web site, Sixx said, "...All I know is all four of us haven't been in the same room in six years. In the world of MÖTLEY, I'd say, 'Don't hold your breath.'[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Blabbermouth also has news on IRON MAIDEN: Scandinavian Tour Dates Announced, GLENN DANZIG Talks About Touring For The Last Time, Future Plans, IMPERIA To Play Special Acoustic Set In Belgium, IRON MAIDEN Drummer Off To London For Some Studio Work, TED NUGENT Stars In BURKER KING's Voter Participation Campaign and more click here to check it out
Web Radio Deal
Reuters reports: Music publishers and U.S. commercial radio station owners said on Monday they had agreed to a new $1.7 billion deal to cover licensing rights for music played over radio airwaves or via radio station Web sites.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Menza Leaves Megadeth
Megadeth.com reports: Nick Menza has been replaced in the lineup for the upcoming Megadeth tour. In his place will be Shawn Drover (Eidolon). We look forward to the upcoming tour with Sean and wish Nick best of luck in his next endeavor. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Floyd Barrett DVD
ArrowFM reports: One of the most multifaceted, hypnotic and intriguing stories in rock and roll is coming to DVD. Already on the stands in the UK, US and Canadian counterparts will be excited to know that the Pink Floyd & the Syd Barrett Story will hit stores next month! The documentary that looks at the deranged life of the band's original singer and his downward spiral, which led to his being fired from the band, first aired on BBC television in 2002 and will stores in the US on November 16th. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: ArrowFM also has news on Elton John Blasts Charity Fees , VH1 Shines Light on Greatest Protest Songs, Elton John Dream Ticket Sold At Best Buy, Beatles Collaborate With Cirque Du Soleil, Clapton Loses Driver's License In France and more click here to check it out
Xfm reports: It may seen like a very long way away, but newly honoured Glastonbury festival organiser Michael Eavis has revealed the names of four top British bands who he expects will be playing the event next year.
"In terms of what you could call the ‘second division' of artists, who are still massive of course but not headliners, we're confident Razorlight, Franz Ferdinand, The Streets and Snow Patrol will all play." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Xfm also has news on Chemical Brothers Announce DJ Dates, U2 Turn Down Glasto '05, X-clusive: Chris Martin On New Coldplay Album, Marc Almond Critically Ill After Accident, X-clusive: Pete Doherty Breaks His Silence and more click here to check it out
press release (cornerstone digital) reports: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? I think you know the answer. The SpongeBob SquarePants movie is on its way, and with it comes one great soundtrack. Due out on November 9 through Sire Records, the soundtrack features music from The Shins, Flaming Lips, Wilco, Prince Paul, and much more.
1. The Spongebob Squarepants Theme"-performed by Avril Lavigne
2. "SpongeBob & Patrick Confront The Psychic Wall Of Energy"-The Flaming Lips (new song written for film)
3. "Just A Kid" by Wilco (new song for film)
4. "The Goofy Goober Song" by Mike Simpson with Spongebob & Patrick
5. "Prince Paul's Bubble Party" performed by Prince Paul with Wordsworth
6. "Bikini Bottom" by Electrocute (written for/inspired by film)
7. "It's The Best Day Ever" by Spongebob Squarepants (brand new previously unreleased)
8. "They Will Soon Discover" by The Shins (new song written for the film)
9. "Ocean Man" by Ween
10. "Under My Rock" by Patrick Starfish (brand new/previously unreleased)
11. "Goofy Goober Rock" by Tom Rothrock featuring Jim Wise
12. "Now That We're Men" performed by Spongebob, Patrick & The Monsters
13. "You Better Swim" by Motorhead (redone to fit Spongebob world)
14. "The Jellyfish Song by the Jellyfish Band" by Plus Tech Squeezebox (written for/inspired by film)
15. "The Spongebob Squarepants Theme" performed by The Pirates (orchestrated film version of the TV show theme)
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Banyan Live CD
press release (special ops) reports: BANYAN'S CD "LIVE AT PERKINS' PLACE", in stores October 19th
Over the course of Banyan's previous two full-length albums (1997's Banyan, and 1999's Anytime At All), Jane's Addiction's resident skin pounding guru, Stephen Perkins, lead a rotating cast of a veritable who's who in California's collaboration happy music scene. For Live At Perkins Palace, though, Perkins wanted to try and capture the very essence of Banyan's ambitious live experience. In doing so, he trimmed the group's far-reaching lineup down to its four core members. This time around Banyan consists of former Minute Men bassist and low-frequency iconoclast, Mike Watt handling bass duties, Wilco's current ghost-birthing guitarist, Nels Cline, one-time Death Row records session musician, Willie Waldman on trumpet, and, of course, Jane's Addiction's tribal rhythm provider, Stephen Perkins, holding it all together on the kit. [see full story for a preview of the cd]- Click Here for the Full Story
Reel Big Tour
press release (earshot media) reports: On November 9th, those Orange County badasses known as the Reel Big Fish will let loose The Beast Feast, their fall tour with special guests Melee and Reel Big Fish side project, The Littlest Man Band.
The Beast Feast kicks off Nov 9th in Blacksburg, VA and winds down with a two-night stint at the Downtown in Farmingdale, NY on Nov. 20 and 21.[see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Die Warzau Rückkehr
press release (Rainmaker Publicity) reports: It has been more than eight years since anyone last heard from Die Warzau. But with Convenience, the group's fourth studio album, this seminal industrial band does everything it possibly can to prove it has been well worth the wait.
Convenience, released via the new Pulseblack label, was produced live in the band's own studio and stands out as its catchiest and most infectious album yet. With it, Die Warzau further cements its reputation as a leader in electronic innovation by blending styles and genres with ease. The founding duo of Van Christie and Jim Marcus remains intact, but is now complimented by Abel Garibaldi and Dan Evans.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Justin Conner Web Hit
press release (Wiry Pulse Records) reports: Justin Connor releases his debut album, Kaliyuga, on his own record label, Wiry Pulse Records, to rave reviews, while selling out on the first day of release.
CDBaby.com – the independent distribution arm for independent musicians – sold out of all of Justin's copies of Kaliyuga by lunch in it's first day of release. Additionally, they selected Kaliyuga out of thousands to be the featured Album of the Month, comparing Connor to the likes of Elliot Smith and Beck.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
The Phenomenauts Soph Release
press release (pfa media) reports: Imagine if the The Kinks, Devo and The Ventures were galactic pioneers and joined forces to defend earth's right to "rocket roll." Combine that with a fast driving blend of punk, pop, rockabilly, solid songwriting and a smart Sci-Fi theme and you've got one of the east bay's most talked about bands, The Phenomenauts. Hailing from "earth's capitol," otherwise known as Oakland, CA, The Phenomenauts [are] Gearing up for one of their biggest missions to date, the Phenomenauts will release their second full length recording "Re-Entry" on Springman Records on Nov. 16. [see full story for more, including tour dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Brazil Line-up Change
press release (earshot media) reports: As of Thursday, October 14th, 2004 BRAZIL bassist Benjamin Hunt has left the band citing personal differences. The band will continue to honor their fall tour dates supporting Emery with tour manager Chris Swinney filling in for Hunt. A permanent replacement will be sought at tours end. The band's critically acclaimed full-length, A Hostage and the Meaning of Life (Fearless Records) is in stores now. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
press release (conqueroo) reports: Bolstered by its legendarily loyal base, Cast Iron Filter is gearing up to let the nation hear what the East Coast and South have known for years. The band's signature "Irongrass" sound has won fans over the course of four albums and untold road miles. And with the new album, Falls Of Rough, Cast Iron Filter is ready to be heard farther and wider.
"Irongrass" is the aggressive and raw, yet undeniably melodic sound for which Cast Iron Filter has made its mark. It's where rock'n'roll meets the mandolin -- and where the passion of punk meets the grace of Americana.
Band breaks geographical boundaries with
non-stop touring through the holidays and into 2005… album due on January
25 [see full story for more]- Click
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