Britney Marries Again
antiMUSIC reports: [This news may disappoint some that held crazy ideas that they could hook up with Britney, others could care less but here it is as we reported on antiMUSIC yesterday] Yes, she did it again! Pop singer Britney Spears got married again on Saturday. Wire services report that Spears wed Kevin Federline during a private ceremony at a Studio City home. Saturday's ceremony was reportedly attended by family members of the couple as well as between 30 and 40 friends.
The nuptuls reportedly came as a surprise to those in attendance as they expected the event to be an "engagement party" not a wedding. A spokesperson for Britney's record label, Jive Records, confirmed that the pop star had tied the knot. "Yes, I can tell you the happy couple got married yesterday," David Frostman told Reuters.
Of course, Spears and Federline became engaged in June, so it wasn't as big of a surprise as Britney's first wedding to her childhood sweet heard Jason Alexander in an impulsive ceremony in Las Vegas this past January. That union lasted 55 hours. - Click Here for the Full Story
MTV reports: 4AD has announced that it will reissue the first three Pixies albums on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl. The 1987 mini-album Come on Pilgrim, 1988's Surfer Rosa and 1989's Doolitte will all get the deluxe treatment. All three re-releases come with original artwork, except for Doolitte, which will now come with an insert including the lyrics.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Spector Legal Delay
MTV reports: Phil Spector's new lawyer, Bruce Cutler, who is best known for representing mobster John Gotti, convinced a Los Angeles judge this week to delay a preliminary hearing for the producer's murder trial to December 16.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Manson Equates Columbine
Chart Attack reports: Manson equates Columbine with the Iraq War in one simple observation:
"I've had my grasp on morals for some time since my dad's experience [in Vietnam], but also because I had to sit there and think 'Why is it OK that we're blowing the s*** out of some other country and two kids blow up a high school?'" he says. "What's the difference? Because somebody says? At the end of the day it's all killing. You can drive yourself crazy in circles going round about that but it's... it would take an hour at least just to go down that path. I think art is your escape. That's what keeps me going." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Slipknot Death Hoax
Blabbermouth reports: Tim Higgins of Des Moines Register is reporting that SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has rejected Internet reports declaring his death.
A prank — fueled by the Internet and radio — led many to believe that Taylor, who also fronts STONE SOUR, had died this week. "First it was an overdose, than a fatal car crash," wife Scarlett Taylor said Friday night (Sept. 17).
She had already received dozens of calls from worried friends and fans, known as maggots.
The buzz began Tuesday (Sept. 14) when Chicago radio shock jock Mancow Muller started talking about the death, Taylor said. A prank web site declared Taylor's death Friday.
Even Taylor's own manager had called concerned, the family said as it took a break from pizza and chocolate cake at a party to celebrate Corey and Scarlett's son's second birthday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Priest Killing Metalhead
Won't Stand Trial
Blabbermouth reports: A Chilean black metal fan who killed an Italian Catholic priest at the conclusion of a Mass at Santiago's Metropolitan Cathedral on July 24 was declared mentally ill and will receive psychiatric treatment instead of imprisonment, the court that investigated the crime announced earlier this week.
Judge Veronica Sabaj of the Third Criminal Court of Santiago determined that Rodrigo Orias, 25, is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, which is characterized by paranoid delusions and hallucinations, and has decided against charging him with the murder of Father Faustino Gazziero. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Soil Lose Singer
Blabbermouth reports: Chicago's SOIL have parted ways with vocalist Ryan McCombs, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. An official press release announcing McCombs' departure will be made available later today.
SOIL, who recently split with J Records, will commence the auditioning process for a new singer soon. The band have started writing material for the follow-up to this year's "Redefine", tentatively due sometime next year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Jello & Ministry Jams
Blabbermouth reports: DEAD KENNEDYS legend Jello Biafra will be joining MINISTRY on stage to perform several LARD songs at MINISTRY's upcoming gigs in Los Angeles (only on Sept. 24), San Francisco (Sept. 26), Portland (Sept. 28), Seattle (Sept. 29) and Vancouver (Sept. 30). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Kings-X Live CD Release Date
Blabbermouth reports: KING'S X have set a November 2 release date through Metal Blade Records for their upcoming double live CD, entitled "Live All Over the Place". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Cave In & Converge Collab
The PRP reports: Cave In and Converge have been collaborating a new project together as of late, here's what Cave In had to say on the matter: "To cap off our summer, we've spent some time out in Salem, MA at Kurt Ballou's God City studio working on a collaborative recording project between us and the Converge fellows. It's been a much-talked about thing between both camps, and with the exception of one jam session a couple years ago, there hasn't been any action made until now. We don't want to completely spoil the surprise, but we can tell you that so far we have five tunes in the making and they all came together pretty quickly. And they are "tunes" in their own right, as opposed to meandering jams or total self-indulgent wanking. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
In Flames Vs Fansite
siN's metal news reports: Here's from one of IN FLAMES's French fan sites, Everdying.com:
"Due to permanent copyright violation I must do to offer to all IN FLAMES fans, all everdyers, some music of ther fav band In Flames, and due to an email from management that ask me to remove all on this page, video, music, tribute to In Flames by us, nothing can be available to download for now. Mybe I will buy the right to put something ion here.... $$$$ powa :o( Sometime I want to stop all this work we have done to bring everdying where we are now... .: Archy"
Recently, the website hosted a bunch of downloads from an IN FLAMES tribute album made up entirely of songs recorded from the bands of fans of IN FLAMES. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Metallica Eye 05 Release
siN's metal news reports: METALLICA's lead guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke to the freetimes.com and said he said "the band's hoping to head back to the studio after finishing its current tour and have an album done by late next year." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: siN's metal news also has news on Mock The Vote Tour - More dates, The End - Canadian Tour, Godhate - Hitting the road with old band member, Unearth - Short message about playing the clubs again, Nightwish - Tarja opening own site Monday / Once sells 200,000 in Germany and more click here to check it out
Doherty's Monk Rock
NME reports: PETE DOHERTY is set to pledge his support to the Thai Monastery that tried and failed to help him beat his drug addiction at a benefit concert next week at LONDON's CAMDEN KOKO (September 23).
Organised by TKBUK, the 'Give Some Understanding' gig will raise awareness for the Thamkrabok Monastery and will also feature sets from the rehabilitation programme's success story Tim Arnold, The Dash, Little Vincent, Get Go as well as other special guests yet to be announced. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Morrissey Illness Kills KROQ
NME reports: MORRISSEY was forced to pull out of LOS ANGELES radio station KROQ's INLAND INVASION 4 show last night (September 18), suffering a high fever and sinusitis.
The singer, who has been plagued with a variety of ailments this year cancelled his headlining slot at the last minute. Fellow Mancunian Ian Brown who performed in the late afternoon made the announcement to the 60,000 strong crowd gathered at Devore, California's Hyundai Pavilion.
According to the radio station, Morrissey saw a doctor at 11am on Saturday. He was diagnosed with sinusitis, acute laryngitis and a high fever and advised not to speak for at least two days. Fans have been told to hold on to their ticket stubs for a replacement show, an announcement of which is expected next week. [see full story for more on the show]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Farm Aid West
Seattle Times reports: Farm Aid, one of the largest and longest-running benefit concert events in America, played its first West Coast date [Saturday] at the White River Amphitheatre on the Muckleshoot Reservation in Auburn, and it was an unqualified success.
The all-day event, featuring some of the biggest names in country and rock music, achieved its goal of raising $1 million, and then some, for family farms.
All 20,000 tickets were sold for the event. A worldwide audience watched the show live via the Internet, on the charity's Web site, www.farmaid.org, with many paying for $10 "virtual tickets." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Lost Hendrix Recording Found
AP reports: Technicians at Sweden's public television have unearthed an unexpected delight for music lovers — a complete original recording of a Jimi Hendrix concert in Stockholm from 1969 on a tape long thought to have been destroyed.
The unmarked tape was recently found stashed on a shelf deep inside the station's enormous archives during a project to transfer archived material from tape and film to digital, SVT spokeswoman Catarina Wilson said Friday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Dark Tranquillity EP
Metal-Rules reports: In the pipeline: "LOST TO APATHY" EP To be released on November 15 via Century media. This single serves to wet your appetites for the upcoming 7th full length offering, set for worldwide release in the near future. [see full story for more tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story
Type O' Negative Cancel Tour
for Medical Reasons
Metal-Rules reports: During a recent medical exam, undisclosed anomalies were discovered and it was suggested that Peter Steele, lead singer, bassist and songwriter, undergo further tests.
As a firm timetable for the tests and the subsequent results is indeterminable, it has been decided to postpone the fall tour to a later date when there will be no foreseeable conflicts with scheduling.
In the meantime, TYPE O NEGATIVE continues to work on the forthcoming release, the - Click Here for the Full Story
Exodus Axe Tour
Metal-Rules reports: There are two reports circulating regarding Exodus' postponement of their South American tour. The first is diplomatic and comes from Nuclear Blast Records:
As recently released EXODUS have had quite a major line-up change with the firing of lead singer, Steve "Zetro" Souza and due to complications with replacement singers EXODUS have had no choice but to postpone the current dates until they can return to South America in late October with touring singer, Steve Esquivel, of Skinlab. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Dan Rather AC/DC Single
ECC reports: Years ago, The Evolution Control Committee put out a 7" single on the Eerie Materials label called Rocked by Rape. The single's A-side blended together American newsreader Dan Rather rapping violent rhetoric over a plodding beat of collaged AC/DC riffs. The B-side starts with a cut-up of dialogue explaining how to make cut-ups of dialogue, and then provides the entire collection of Dan Rather's violent phrases as your source material.
After building momentum for a year, a review of the single in Spin Magazine tipped CBS off to its existence, and their lawyers delivered a cease & desist letter to the label before the issue even hit the stands. [see full story for more, including mp3s of the single - thanks to Electric Basement]- Click Here for the Full Story
ArrowFM reports: New York natives and the guys with the strangest band name to hit the airwaves Blue Oyster Cult have announced the departure of Danny Miranda from the band. The longtime bassist left the band in order to join the new Las Vegas production of the Queen stage musical We Will Rock You, where he will join another former bandmate -- John Miceli. This follows the current announcement that drummer Bobby Rondinelli will also leave BOC, following their September 26th performance in Sayreville, New Jersey. Seems as if these guys aren't getting a lot of excitement from this cult anymore. Check the Internet, they might be advertising jobs to join the band. - Click Here for the Full Story
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Madonna Bodyguards Arrested
Ananova reports: Two of Madonna's bodyguards have been arrested in Israel after a scuffle with photographers outside of the Tel Aviv hotel where the singer is staying.
Madonna arrived in Israel Wednesday to celebrate the Jewish New Year along with 2,000 other students of the Kabbalah faith.
Her visit has caused a media frenzy in the country, with local newspapers obsessively detailing her every move and 1,000 extra police officers dispatched to protect her and the other 2,000 members of her Kabbalah delegation.
The alleged scuffle broke out after photographers followed the star back to her hotel from a restaurant. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
All Star Strat Concert
liveDaily reports: Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones), Joe Walsh (The Eagles), Jeff Beck, Brian May (Queen), Bryan Adams, The Shadows' Hank Marvin, Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Mike Rutherford (Genesis/Mike & The Mechanics), Paul Carrack (Squeeze/Mike & The Mechanics), The Crickets and Amy Winehouse are among the guitarists scheduled to appear at London's Wembley Arena on Sept. 24 as part of a benefit concert that marks the 50th anniversary of the famed Fender Stratocaster guitar. - Click Here for the Full Story
Day in Rock reports: antiMUSIC columnist Maria Braden has this gem to share. Motley Crue's Vince Neil was captured on video at Cincinnati's Oktoberfest doing the Chicken Dance. Marie posted a streaming version of the video to her website that she received courtesy of Metal Sludge poster CrouchingStonerHiddenBong who videotaped the event. You won't see this on "Where are they now!" Click the full story link to check out the video. - Click Here for the Full Story
Fleetwood Plans Something
press release reports: THE MICK FLEETWOOD BAND'S new album SOMETHING BIG is coming September 28th!
The album is a collaborative effort with singer/songwriter/guitarist TODD SMALLWOOD and vocalist LAUREN EVANS, and also includes special guests Jackson Browne, Lee Sklar and John McVie, with whom MICK founded FLEETWOOD MAC in 1967. Additionally on SOMETHING BIG, Fleetwood reunites with one-time Fleetwood Mac guitarist/singer Jeremy Spencer for the first time in more than three decades. [see full story for a preview]- Click Here for the Full Story
Ben Folds super d
press release reports: With the trilogy of EP's complete, Ben Folds debuted super d at #1 on iTunes and reached #2 on the Billboard Internet Album Charts. Released August 24th on Epic Records, super d features three original Ben Folds songs, "kalamazoo," "adelaide," and "rent a cop" and two covers, The Darkness' "get your hands off my woman," and a wonderful early Ray Charles song called "them that got" recorded live in 2002. Currently available at www.attackedbyplastic.com and through Internet downloads, super d will soon make its way to select independent retailers on September 28. Boston based Newbury Comics and select independent music stores nationwide will carry super d on their shelves as part of Folds commitment to reaching his fans. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Fuse Amplified Guide
press release reports: Tune in to Fuse, the nation's only viewer driven, all music network to check out the the premiere of the new quarterly installment of the on-going series, Fuse Amplified Guide: Fall 2004. The show will be the consummate source for hip young people to find the best of the season's new CD releases, concerts, movies and video games. Check out the premier Tomorrow September 18th at 4:00pm est and catch interviews with a host of musical heavyweights including New Found Glory, Good Charlotte and Taking Back Sunday. [see full story for more including schedule]- Click Here for the Full Story
Dry Kill Logic Tour With
Skindred and Nonpoint
press release reports: Dry Kill Logic's new album, The Dead And Dreaming, will be out Oct.5th and here are confirmed dates for the Dry Kill Logic, Nonpoint, and Skidred Tour.
9/22 - Duluth, MN @ Kirby Rafters
9/23 - Madison, WI @ The Annex
9/24 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door
9/27 - Providence, RI @ 02903
9/28 - Millvale, PA @ Mr.Smalls Theatre
9/29 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Downtown
9/30 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/1 - Baltimore, MD @ Fletcher's
10/4 - Lexington, KY @ Verve Concert Hall
10/5 - Knoxville, TN @ Blue Cats
10/6 - Raleigh, NC @ Martin St. Music Hall
10/8 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
10/9 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/10 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
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RM5k & Mushroomhead Join
press release reports: Powerman 5000 and Mushroomhead have been added as special Co-Headliner's to select dates of Dope's upcoming "American Apathy" featuring Motograter and Twisted Method.
Powerman 5000 will return to the stage for the first time, since the taking an extended hiatus, as a part of the Anaheim, CA and Las Vegas, NV dates of Dope's "American Apathy" tour. The group will be supporting their recent release "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Vol. 1" through their own Megatronic Records.
Mushroomhead has also been added to Chicago, IL date of the tour. This will be the band's first live appearance in months and comes after the band recently confirmed that J Mann has indeed left the group. A statement about his departure can be found at www.mushroomhead.org . The band is currently at home writing the follow-up to "XIII" and preparing to release a new DVD.
Dope will remain as headliner to the entire tour as they prepare for their Feb 2005 release of their upcoming new album.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Saga Returns with Network
a reader reports: A reader sent in a bit of info on Saga's new CD "Network" which hits stores on Tuesday. This reader reports "I got my hands on a promo copy of "Network" and what can I say... there is definately a new energy flowing within the band, whether it's the addition of Christian Simpson on drums, the use of Moogs (which the band hasn't used in a very long time!) or just a new approach, either way it's working! I definately recommend this release, I'd say of the past 3 SAGA releases this one has got to be the strongest, reminds me of how good 2001's 'House of Cards' is but yet... different." The band has samples of all the songs on their website plus more info, click the full story link if you want to check it out. - Click Here for the Full Story
Unearth on Fall Tour
press release reports: Unearth arrived home from Ozzfest but the band has not stopped working ... Unearth are gearing up to practice for their first headline tour.
To say the least, guitarist Ken Susi is very enthusiastic about the tour. "It is invigorating to finally have our first headline tour; we are so excited to play our first full set."
Unearth just came off of the biggest tour, this summer's Ozzfest 2004- "I must admit that we learned a lot watching the other headline bands this summer, Ozzfest felt like the proving ground for us and I am confident that we are a better band from the Ozzfest experience and are now a more professional career band. Expect to see UNEARTH at its best we will play our hardest every night." [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Busted Cingular School Invasion
press release reports: Bigger than football Fridays, trendier than the latest back-to-school fashions, more spectacular than homecoming…it's the Cingular School Invasion. In partnership with 360 YOUTH, an Alloy Media and Marketing company and its top online style and sports destinations for teens, alloy.com and ccs.com respectively, the Cingular School Invasion gives students the chance to vote their school -? and win a memorable live experience—a chance to win a slamming concert at their school with Universal Records artist Busted.
The Cingular School Invasion is a competition open to high schools across the country to see whose students can best band together and perform the ultimate display of school loyalty. One lucky school will win an on-campus concert featuring Busted, one of the most popular groups in the UK, with its No.1 single What I Go To School For. In coordination with the school, Busted will perform favorite songs from their double-platinum self-entitled album, and sold-out UK tour. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story