Durst Threatened VJ
Blabbermouth reports: In a recent interview with The-Trades.com, VH1's Rachel Perry recalled some of her most unforgettable celebrity interviews.
An interview with LIMP BIZKIT's Fred Durst also proved to be an unforgettable experience for Perry, but for a much different reason. During the interview, he stole her cameraman's tape and threatened physical violence against her. She recalls, "What I was thinking at the time was, 'Oh my God, what did I just do? Oh my God, is he going to hit me? Is he looking for something to hit me with?' And then walking out, I was just trying not to cry. I thought, 'Oh my God, am I going to lose my job?'" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
P.O.D. Legal Dispute
Blabbermouth reports: Former P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel has told MTV.com that he is currently involved in a legal dispute with his former bandmates over songwriting royalties.
"[They're saying,] 'These songs don't belong to you anymore, they belong to P.O.D.,' " Curiel said. "I'm like, 'No, dude, I wrote those songs.' And you can tell by their sound — it's not the same anymore."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Murderdoll Inks Deal
Blabbermouth reports: Wednesday 13, of MURDERDOLLS fame, has signed to Roadrunner Records as a solo artist and will be unleashing "Transylvania 90210 – Songs of Death, Dying and the Dead" on the label in early 2005. The band, currently comprised of Wednesday on vocals/guitar, Ghastly on drums, Kid Kid on bass and Pig on guitar, will begin touring in short order in the U.K. They plan to storm the U.S. sometime in early 2005. [see full story for more including tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story
Metallica Monster DVD
Blabbermouth reports: According to U.K. online retailer Play.com, the two-disc DVD release of the METALLICA documentary "Some Kind of Monster" is scheduled for January 24, 2005 with a retail price of £19.99 (approx $36.50 U.S.). No official announcement has been made regarding the DVD release as of yet.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Blabbermouth also has news on VIXEN: Debut Album Reissue Delayed, Ex-RATT Singer Discusses 'Bastards Of Metal' Tour, Former Bandmates, IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON: Pilot Of The Airwaves, HENRY ROLLINS To Rock IFC With New Film Show, LIMP BIZKIT 'Heading North' To Record New Album and more click here to check it out
Eminem For Ozzfest?
BW&BK reports: In a total turnaround from this year's heavy-handed Ozzfest, OZZY OSBOURNE has told Ireland Online that his secret wishlist of acts for next year's Ozzfest tour includes rapper EMINEM. "I think Eminem would be OK," Ozzy said. "I'd like to see him on the Ozzfest. Whether my audience would like to see him… my audience is like hardcore, you know."- Click Here for the Full Story
Nightwish Picture Discs
BW&BK reports: Several titles from NIGHTWISH's back catalog have been reissued on 2LP picture disc vinyl sets through Back On Black Records.
Titles reissued include Angels Fall First, Oceanborn and Wishmaster. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
KISS Wife Sells Collection
BW&BK reports: KISS Kollector Online (www.kisskollector.com) reports that Lydia Criss, the ex-wife of former/original KISS drummer PETER CRISS, will be auctioning off vintage KISS items from her private collection. Hosted by Backstage Auctions, the KISS: The Vintage Years auction will start on
Sunday, November 7th at 3 PM (EST) and end one week later on Sunday, November 14th, also at 3 PM (EST). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Velvet Revolver UK
BW&BK reports: VELVET REVOLVER have announced dates for their upcoming UK tour, to take place in January, 2005.
Confirmed dates include:
14 at SECC in Glasgow, Scotland
15 at Newcastle Arena in Newcastle, England
16 at Evening News Arena in Manchester, England
18 at NIA in Birmingham, England
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
BW&BK reports: Former IRON MAIDEN vocalist PAUL DIANNO (PaulDiAnno.com) has added more dates to his upcoming tour schedule.
Confirmed dates now include:
28 - Lord Gamba in Bogota, Columbia
29 - La Bombonera De La Sexta in Cali, Colombia
30 - La Cantina, Republica y 6 de Diciembre in Quito, Ecuador
[see full story for a lot more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Reuters reports: New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, who has confronted the financial services industry over its business practices, is now turning his attention on the record industry's influence over the public airwaves, the New York Times reported on Friday.
The Times, citing several unnamed sources involved, said that the crusading prosecutor is taking aim at the music industry's practices for influencing what songs are heard on the radio. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Talent For Kids
MuchMusic reports: Billy Talent is hoping their new single may help kids in trouble. The band announced today that they will donate a dollar to Kids Help Phone every time their new single gets a spin on Canadian radio. The song "Nothing To Lose" is the fourth single from the band's debut album, which has already racked up double platinum sales in Canada. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
siN's metal news reports: FLAW is committed to their last couple weeks on the road in November then the band will be, as they call it "departing". This will be their final hometown show before breaking up. - Click Here for the Full Story
Most Precious Blood Nix CBGB
siN's metal news reports: MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD have pulled out of this Sunday's gig at CBGB's in New York with ANTERRABAE, DROWNINGMAN, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE due to plane ticket situations for their Australian tour.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Macabre & Kataklysm Off
siN's metal news reports: MACABRE and KATAKLYSM have scheduled some off-dates together between their tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, NAPALM DEATH and GOATWHORE. The Dates are:
November 7 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Lo-Fi
November 15 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Cheers
November 21 - Roanoke, WV @ Factory 324
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
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NME reports: THE STROKES have started recording their third album in their recently converted NEW YORK rehearsal studio.
"We're gonna make sure we do it right this time and not feel so rushed," singer Julian Casablancas revealed to NME. "I don't want it to sound like the first two records. I want it to feel different and new, so we're gonna have to sit down and think about it, work on a bunch of different things. We're gonna take our time to find sounds rather than just plugging in our guitars and saying ‘That sounds cool'. We'll check out the options a bit more." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Good Vibrations 04
NME reports: BRIAN WILSON is set to release the legendary 'GOOD VIBRATIONS' as a single next month.
Released on November 29 through Nonesuch Records, the track will be the first single proper from Wilson's recently-completed ‘lost' album ‘Smile'.
‘Good Vibrations' was originally released in 1966 as the first single from ‘Smile' when it was originally set to be the Beach Boys' follow-up to ‘Pet Sounds', before the album was shelved due to a series of setbacks and Wilson's fragile mental state. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: NME also has news on Athlete reveal all about new album, Indie legend pens sleevenotes to Nirvana box set, The Killers meet Elton John, Eminem plays Santa, Destiny's Child to make shock London appearance and more click here to check it out
Camper Van Theft
Pitchfork reports: Nothing like rounding all the old band members together again for a concept album and ensuing reunion tour, and being greeted by thieves in Montreal. Yes, the latest round of gear thefts lives on, as Camper Van Beethoven discovered on Tuesday night, when virtually all of the band's gear and touring merchandise was stolen by representatives of the lowest form of human life. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Ween Tour Intervention
Pitchfork reports: It's not everyday that Ween send out emails of a serious nature, but that's just what shook fans' inboxes yesterday afternoon. The band had embarked on a tour that was set to take them across the Heartland this fall, but as the email revealed, the tour was being cancelled as a result of unspecified health problems. A message from Ween manager Greg Frey explained the situation thusly: "There is a problem within the band that requires an immediate intervention for the health, welfare and safety of one of its members. For this member, years of touring have taken their toll. This is very sad, of course... but if something is not done now... the consequences could be even more dire than the cancellation of these dates." No more details were given as to the nature of the illness, or to the timeframe for recovery.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Pitchfork also has news on The Arcade Fire gear up to kick off massive North American tour, itinerary expanded, Kanye West starts own record label, Danger Mouse to produce new Gorillaz LP, And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead confirm final details of new album, single, Hot Hot Heat guitarist Dante Decaro splits! and more click here to check it out
Bowling for 'Gilligan'
AP reports: Grammy-nominated Bowling for Soup has recorded a remake of the "Gilligan's Island" theme song for TBS' new reality series, "The Real Gilligan's Island," set to premiere on Nov. 30. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Bo Diddley Loses Toe, Cancels
AP reports: Bluesman Bo Diddley canceled a concert in California because he needs more time to recover from a toe amputation
Diddley, 75, checked into the North Florida Regional Medical Center about two weeks ago because of a hyperglycemic condition, longtime friend and business partner Scott Free said.
The musician canceled a Thursday concert at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center in Lancaster, Calif., because he needed more time to recover, according to the arts center's Web site. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Get well soon Bo
3 Inches of Blood/Metal Church
IAYM reports: 3 Inches Of Blood will be touring with Metal Church from late October through November, dates are as follows:
October 27th San Diego, California Brick
October 28th Las Vegas, Nevada Tailspin
October 29th Salt Lake City, Utah Burt's Tiki Lounge
October 30th Fort Collins, Colorado The Starlight
October 31st Lakewood, Colroado Whiskey Bill's
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Dimmu / In Flames Reissues
IAYM reports: Nuclear Blast are planning to re-release both In Flames' "Colony" album and Dimmu Borgir's "Spiritual Black Dimensions" as deluxe editions on November 02nd.- Click Here for the Full Story
Agnostic Front Delay
IAYM reports: Agnostic Front are now eyeing a January 25th release date in North America for their new album "Another Voice".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: IAYM also has news on Paulson Tour Update, Hoobastank DVD Update, TRUSTcompany Tour Dates, Ozzy Osbourne: "Prince Of Darkness", Incubus "Alive At Red Rocks" DVD/CD Details, Ministry Tour Update and more click here to check it out
Perry Solo CD in 05
ArrowFM reports: Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry recently said that he's almost finished recording his solo album, which he hopes to release next April. Perry says he's about eighty-percent finished and is thinking about a 2005 tour to promote the record. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Silly News: Rotten Scares
ananova reports: Johnny Rotten scared off a great white shark during filming for his new TV show.
The former Sex Pistol came face to face with the shark while diving off Cape Town.
But the shark, rated nature's most ruthless killing machine, turned tale and fled, says the Daily Star.
The singer, who now goes by his real name John Lydon, was in a diving cage in an area called Shark Alley.
He was filming for Channel Five's John Lydon's Shark Attack which is to be screened on November 3. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Ananova reports: Eighties band Frankie Goes To Hollywood are to hold auditions to find a singer to replace Holly Johnson.
The band are looking for a new frontman to perform with them after Holly refused to play a tribute gig for their legendary producer Trevor Horn. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Free Vibrator From Electric
Xfm reports: With the success of ‘Gay Bar' on their shoulders, Electric Six mainman Dick Valentine has spoken exclusively to Xfm Online about their new free download-only single ‘Vibrator'.
Ahead of the 2005 release of their new record, Valentine explained exactly why the band just had to get new material out to the fans.
"'Vibrator' is a catchy little ditty," he explained. "I can't get it out of my head so we decided that we'd put it out as a free download-only to skip the hardship that is a massive promotion campaign. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Sonic Youth Pens Nivana Liner
Xfm reports: It has emerged that the sleeve notes for the forthcoming Nirvana box set ‘With The Lights Out' have been written by Sonic Youth singer and guitarist Thurston Moore.
As Kurt Cobain was a renowned Sonic Youth fan, it seems fitting that Thurston Moore has been chosen to write the liner notes for the forthcoming Nirvana rarities collection, ‘With The Lights Out'. The bands even toured together in Europe documented in the film ‘1991: The Year That Punk Broke'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
press release (cornerstone / fuse) reports: Tune in to the Daily Download on Fuse this Friday 10/22 for your opportunity to bid on items from N.E.R.D., Deftones, Sum 41, Duran Duran, Breaking Benjamin, New Found Glory, The Donnas, Jimmy Eat World and more in the Fuse Rock Auction! Watch the Daily Download at 6pm ET and logon to www.fuse.tv/auction to bid against your friends in a live online auction. This is your chance to get your hands on the inside stuff only the biggest fans can get!
Check your local TV listings or www.fuse.tv to find out what channel Fuse is on in your area. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Vendetta Red Hit The Road
press release (EPIC) reports: Epic recording artist Vendetta Red, the band Rolling Stone described as "Fugazi invading the Top Forty," return to the road this fall to preview new songs from SISTERS OF THE RED DEATH, the follow-up to 2003's critically acclaimed release Between the Never and The Now. The Seattle-based quintet spent the summer recording with producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Hoobastank, P.O.D.). The album is scheduled for an early 2005 release.
Vendetta Red is returning to the road for a headlining tour beginning October 25th at the Engine Room in Houston, TX, to be followed by a string of dates opening for Chevelle.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Clapton Crossroads DVD
press release reports: On a hot, sticky afternoon this June, 46,000 people gathered at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas to witness the once-in-a-lifetime congregation of musical legends at ERIC CLAPTON CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL. Warner Strategic Marketing (WSM), Reprise, and Duck are pleased to announce that on [November 9th] the three-day concert event will be available on a two-disc DVD set containing over four hours of extraordinary footage.
The unprecedented gathering of dozens of the world's top rock, blues, country, jazz and folk guitarists featured artists such as Eric Clapton, Santana, ZZ Top, James Taylor, John Mayer, Joe Walsh, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughn, Robert Randolph, Eric Johnson and many more. WSM/Reprise will release the DVD set for a suggested retail price of $29.99. Special features will include behind-the-scenes footage, artist interviews, alternate angle viewing capabilities, and much more.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
The Cure Release alt.end
Day in Rock reports: The Cure have released a brand new video for "alt.end" and you don't have to switch on your favorite video music channel and pray they play it. Nope the fine folks at Universal have made it available to watch online. So click the full story link to check it out. - Click Here for the Full Story
Starwood Take on the World
press release (Snake City Music) reports: Starwood fans are about to get the big "break" they deserve: the Metal Blade recording artists have confirmed they will begin a world tour for their label debut, If It Aint Broke, Break It! in their hometown - Hollywood, California - on November 15, sharing the bill at the House of Blues with the legendary UFO. The next day, Starwood is off to the U.K. for a series of dates with Vince Neil.
The tour announcement comes just as Starwood is shooting the first video from If It Aint Broke, Break It! According to vocalist/guitarist Lizzy, who produced the recording with band mate Joey Scott (drums & percussion/backing vocals), the song, "Subculture," is an invitation to those who will never be in the elite of society to join Starwood and others like them in the subculture of Hollywood. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Fun with Shatner
Day in Rock reports: It's Friday as if you need an excuse to goof off at work or school. Special Ops Media put together a fun interactive Shatner eCard where you not only get to hear some of the tracks from Shatner's rockin' new CD "Has Been" but you can also play around with Bill, even create your own picture with him. Ok it's rather silly but you have to hear the title track from this CD!- Click Here for the Full Story
Slapps All Around
[It's Friday and Scott Slapp checks in with a bunch of slapps this week.]
The slapps are flying this week, so get ready for a roller coaster thrill ride of slapp action! Ok, not really. I just feel like bitching about a few recent news articles.
But I want to begin not with a slapp but with a couple of kudos. Congrats to Charlie Watts for his victory against cancer. I also want to commend Nikki Sixx for coming out this week and putting those horrid rumors of a Motley Crue reunion to rest. The last thing we needed was to see that horror show on the road. Besides Tommy is busy jumping on the reality tv bandwagon. Mick is recovering from hip replacement surgery (Get well soon Mick, I mean it). Vince is out doing some kind of solo tour promoting sobriety of all things. That's a bit like Larry Flint promoting abstinence. So now Nikki can gather up Tracii, his hairdresser/singer and hit the road again with BoD and remind us that even some guy they pulled out of a beauty salon is a better frontman than Vince.
Now on with the Slapps.
Q Magazine: Double slapps to Q. The first one is for getting our hopes up about a Pink Floyd reunion. I'm sure the rumor sold some magazines but this rumor seems to pop up every couple years and it's always bogus.
The other slapp is for their recent "Top 50 Bands Of All Time" list. The title is misleading to say the least. It should have read the "Top 50 Most Commercially Successful Bands in the UK," because that list has nothing to do with who is the best and everything to do with who is most popular. But even that system was misleading as they didn't take the total career of these bands into account, they only took their most successful CD, their biggest UK concert and their UK album chart position. Even given that, there is absolutely no excuse to have Dire Straights ahead of the Beatles, Nirvana and Metallica. And how in the hell can you have Wham! and the Backstreet Boys ahead of Pearl Jam? These popularity contest lists need to be killed. I mean "Friends" was a top rating show for years but that doesn't mean it was the best "quality" show on TV, nor should it be remembered 5, 10, 20 years from now. Clay Aiken, Ludacris and Jagged Edge had the top 3 selling albums in the U.S. a year ago this week but that doesn't make them better than then Outkast who was at number 4.
NBC: On Monday NBC will treat us to yet another "awards" show. This one is the Radio Music Awards. Do we really need another awards show? Doesn't everyone and their brother have an awards show these days. Hell, even the crap free kittie litterbox liner give-away rag here in L.A. called "All Access" has a silly awards show. What's next? Three guys in the bar down the street awards? What is worst is the categories and selections of these awards shows. This Radio Music Awards only has three categories: Hip-Hop, Country and Adult Contemporary. It's so sad that they have Celine Dion going up against Uncle Cracker. And NBC wonders why they have no viewers. Enough with all these stupid awards shows.
[Click the full story link to read the Slapps for Gene Simmons, Courtney Love, ABC News, Mark David Chapman Supporters, The US House of Representative and Rock The Vote. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story