The Streets Banned
Xfm reports: The Streets New Video Banned. The video for the new single by The Streets, ‘Blinded By The Lights' has been banned by all televisions stations, who claim its scenes of sex, drug taking and violence are all far too explicit for broadcast.
The promo shows Streets frontman Mike Skinner meeting his girlfriend at a wedding, where he drinks too much, takes a shedload of drugs, dances like a idiot, gets into a fight (becuase his girlfriend had sex with someone else in the toilets) and has the crap kicked out of him.
Now, The Sun has reported that TV watchdog Ofcom has decided that the video is totally unsuitable for broadcast. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Massive Attack Score A Soundtrack
Xfm reports: Massive Attack have completed work on a new album which will provide the soundtrack to a new movie by acclaimed ‘Nikita', ‘Leon' and ‘The Fifth Element' director Luc Besson.
The new movie is entitled ‘Danny The Dog' and Massive Attack were approached personally by Besson to record the soundtrack. Over eleven weeks the band wrote an instrumental score of 21 pieces of music, which run in chronological order throughout the film, with each piece depicting a certain scene. [see full story for more including tracklist]- Click Here for the Full Story
Shatner Rocks With A Little
Help From His Friends
Xfm reports: As previously reported, the new record from former Star Trek and TJ Hooker star William Shatner features some novel cover versions, but now Xfm can reveal that there are a whole host of surprise collaborations too.
The new album, entitled 'Has Been', has been written and produced by Ben ‘Ben Folds Five' Folds and features Shatner's own…. timeless… vocal… delivery… being put to use on a remarkable collection of songs including a cover version of Pulp's ‘Common People' with Shatner dueting with ‘80s singer songwriter Joe Jackson.
Now Xfm can reveal that the record also includes the song 'Trying' performed by Shatner, Folds and acclaimed alt rock singer Aimee Mann and a track called 'I Can't Get Behind That' sung with bull-necked metal thug / new renaissance man Henry Rollins.
Lemon Jelly have also submitted the song 'Together' for the onetime Captain Kirk to sing. [see full story for more including tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story
We got a promo disc for this a few weeks back and it is indeed a new classic. This is the album Gene Simmons wanted to make.
Source: Xfm also has news on X-clusive: The Beastie Boys Play London, Travis Put Themselves Up For Vote, The Libertines Go To The Movies On New DVD, The Killers Return To London, Radiohead vs. George Bush And ‘Star Wars' and more click here to check it out
Govenator Vs P2P
MTV reports: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an executive order on Friday demanding the state chief information officer develop a policy regarding the illegal use of peer-to-peer file-sharing applications on state computers. Schwarzenegger, much to the delight of the recording industry, is the first state executive to enact such an order. - Click Here for the Full Story
MTV reports: Television are re-forming for a concert at New York's Roseland on October 2, and Patti Smith and her band will share the bill. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
The OC Double Soundtrack
MTV reports: It's fitting that the first two letters in "October" are "OC," because the month — particularly October 26 — is shaping up to be a big one for fans of the teen drama. That Tuesday not only sees the DVD release of "The O.C.: The Complete First Season," but also of two new soundtrack albums from the show.
The O.C.: Mix 2 and The O.C. Chrismukkah Album feature an indie-heavy list of bands, including the Killers, Death Cab for Cutie and Jimmy Eat World, reflecting executive producers Josh Schwartz and McG's less-than-mainstream musical tastes.[see full story for more include tracklistings]- Click Here for the Full Story
The soundtracks stays in character with show (which is filmed in LA county) as the bands featured come from everywhere but O.C. It must have been too hard to find notable bands from the actual area.
Source: MTV also has news on Britney's Big Day: Spa Treatments, Sweat Suits And Secrets, Mixtape Monday: 50 Cent Goes After Nas And Shyne On Big Mike's Latest, Fugees —Yes, Even Lauryn — Reunite For Dave Chappelle's Block Party, Mase Ponders Bad Boy Tour, Wants To Do A Brandy Remix, Bush And Kerry To Lock Horns In Three Debates This Fall and more click here to check it out
Morrissey Fan Sue KROQ?
Aversion reports: Morrissey fans who feel jilted that a Los Angeles radio station withheld information about Morrissey's cancellation may be plotting a class-action lawsuit.
While no papers have been filed, an anonymous poster on Morrissey-solo.com claimed that a $50 million class action lawsuit against KROQ was in the works. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Please keep in mind that this is from a posting on a message board and the allegations are unconfirmed. So take it with a grain of salt, although Dan Rather reportedly has documents that prove a vast chicken-wing conspiracy was undertaken by KFC to made Morrissey sick.
Aversion reports: The Shortlist Organization announced its Top 10 finalists yesterday (Sept. 20).
The prize, which looks to represent bands artistic merits rather than sales, is widely regarded as the top American music prize. This year's finalists are: Air – Talkie Walkie(Astralwerks), Dizzee Rascal – Boy in Da Corner (Matador/XL), Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand (Domino/Epic), Ghostface Killah – The Pretty Toney Album (Def Jam), The Killers – Hot Fuss (Island), Loretta Lynn – Van Lear Rose (Interscope), Nellie McKay – Get Away From Me (Columbia), The Streets – A Grand Don't Come For Free (Vice), TV On the Radio – Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes (Touch & Go), Wilco - A Ghost is Born (Nonesuch). [see full story for more, plus reviews of some of the titles]- Click Here for the Full Story
Ghostface Killah? Good thing they are going for 'artistic merits'.
Source: Aversion also has news on Equal Vision Tour Kicks Off, Yellowcard Fiddles with DVD Release, Bouncing Souls Tour, PJ Harvey Schedules Tour, Dwarves Mount Short Tour and more click here to check it out
Iced Earth On Ice
Metal-Rules reports: [statement from Jon Schaffer] Things have been pretty crazy between the awesome news of being a future father for the first time, the back problems and the numerous doctor visits; MRI's, EMG's and a load of other tests, a new business that has taken off and grown much quicker than expected (Spirit of 76 Collectibles), the Gettysburg DVD, Iced Earth's day to day, Demons & Wizards, a 4 figure miniature series called "The Great Americans" and another line-up change.
Unfortunately for me, the guys in the band, the crew, the label, and more importantly the fans, we will not be touring Europe or anywhere else until summer 2005 due to my serious lower back problems and the fact that I'll be a father in early March. We plan on playing many of the big European festivals next summer and they are being booked at present.
This is the main reason that Jimmy is no longer with Iced Earth. He called me after it was obvious that I.E. would not be touring for a while and asked if I would mind if he auditioned for Megadeth. I wished him luck and told him that if he can go out and earn money by playing bass he should do it. [see full story for a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Cradle of Filth T-shirt Uproar
Metal-Rules reports: Dani's usual rock and roll antics have been out of the limelight whilst the band have been holed up in the studio laying down the new tracks. Now released the band find themselves once again at the centre of a controversy storm. 'Gilded C*nt' - the first downloadable track from the outstanding new album - has whipped up a storm across the pond where it seems the 'C' word has caused offence to our American friends, a host of complaints having been levied at the bands US representatives. 'Gilded C*nt' has proven to be one of the most downloaded preview tracks in our online history.
Merchandise company Blue Grape have had their printing plant refuse to handle the proposed artwork for the new COF T-Shirt. The factory (TOT Shirts Ltd.) have been forced to reject the order since staff literally downed tools in disgust. The proposed artwork features the image of a bare breasted women seemingly bleeding from between the legs & the bands logo on the front, with the words 'You Gilded C*nt' on the reverse. [see full story for more including a statement from The director of TOT Shirts]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Metal-Rules also has news on KOCH ENTERTAINMENT Canadian Tour Dates, BLAZE Manager Confirms Band Split & New Members, MOONSPELL Offer Update On DVD & Other Projects, Former ICED EARTH Drummer Joins SEBASTIAN BACH, NIGHTWISH - Vocalist Launches New Website and more click here to check it out
DJ Spooky, Slayer Collab
Rolling Stone reports: DJ SPOOKY is in the studio with SLAYER drummer DAVE LOMBARDO recording under the name DRUMS OF DEATH. MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO's JACK DANGERS is producing the project, due early next year, and guitarist VERNON REID will guest .[see full story for more In Brief news from RS]- Click Here for the Full Story
Mock The Vote
siN's metal news reports: More dates have been confirmed for the upcoming Mock The Vote Tour featuring GWAR, ALL THAT REMAINS and DYING FETUS. Here are all of the confirmed dates:
October 26 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
October 27 - New York, NY @ Spirit Performance Center
October 28 - Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners
October 29 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
October 30 - Portland, ME @ State Theater
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Shadows Fall Radio Hit
siN's metal news reports: Here's from Centurymedia.com: "SHADOWS FALL was the most added band at radio this week. That means more stations added SHADOWS FALL into rotation than any other artist for the week. The War Within was also the highest debuting band of the week[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: siN's metal news also has news on Genitorturers - Gen making special guest appearance in Tampa; Tour dates, The Gathering - Sound clips available from all songs, Rev 9 - Check in, making porn music!, Queensryche, Jerry Cantrell - Hooking up for Seattle show this Thursday, Opeth - Family matters and more click here to check it out
Iron Maiden DVD
Blabbermouth reports: Columbia/Legacy has set a November 9 U.S. release date for the upcoming IRON MAIDEN double DVD, "The History Of IRON MAIDEN - Part 1: The Early Days".
"The Early Days" is a unique collection of archive material packed onto two DVDs that covers the beginnings of the band's career from the struggle to get gigs in East End pubs through to becoming within just five years a band capable of headlining arenas [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Velvet Revolver Fire Managers
Blabbermouth reports: VELVET REVOLVER fired their management team, Immortal Entertainment, on Friday (Sept. 17), according to Hits Daily Double. David Codikow and Dana Millman, who left the management company following the split, are believed to be the top candidates to take over the group's representation. No further information is available at this time. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
No Reunions For Dio
Blabbermouth reports: In a recent interview with Classic Rock Revisited, vocalist Ronnie James Dio was asked about the possibility of a RAINBOW reunion at some point in the future. "There are no reunions for me," he replied. "There is no reunion with RAINBOW and there are certainly no reunions with BLACK SABBATH. I went there twice and it didn't happen the second time, either. I don't want to be involved in that anymore. They are doing what they want to do with Ozzy and that is good for them. I wish them all the best. There is nothing backward at all about what they are doing.
"We had an opportunity to do RAINBOW about five or six years ago. It just didn't quite work from a record company/management standpoint. It is a shame that it didn't happen. It was going to be one show televised and recorded in Tokyo. We could have finally given the people what they wanted. That didn't happen for all these years and I don't have time for that anymore. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Blabbermouth also has news on MORTICIAN: New Album Cover Posted Online, GREAT WHITE: Southern California Tour Dates Announced, AEROSMITH, KID ROCK Get Charitable, CHIMAIRA Guitarist Talks About New Drummer, Upcoming Album, ICED EARTH Guitarist: No Touring Until Next Summer, MOONSPELL: DVD Details Revealed, New Demo Completed and more click here to check it out
Napster Goes Public
Wired reports: Call it the kitty's third life. Roxio bought the Napster brand name and feline logo at a bankruptcy auction two years ago and with the acquisition of another music service, Pressplay, relaunched the once-renegade file-swapping pioneer as a legal music service last October.
Now in its latest reincarnation, Roxio has shed its CD-burning software business and plans to concentrate solely on selling and delivering music over the web. It will adopt Napster as its corporate name, trading under a new ticker symbol. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
The Cure Icon Special Taped
BBC reports: British Goth-pop band The Cure have been declared an 'MTV Icon', with 26 years of music making honoured at a tribute concert at Old Billingsgate Market in London. The invitation-only event in London's old fish market was packed.
Manson, complete with trademark sneer and white face paint, played the role of story-telling uncle, taking the 1,000 strong crowd through a night of music and video flashbacks.
And there were plenty of glowing tributes from musicians and bands who claimed to have been influenced by The Cure's moody tunes.
From Limp Bizkit to Linkin Park, Embrace to Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dizzee Rascal to Metallica and many more - is there any musician out there who does not claim to have been under the spell of Robert Smith's yelps? [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
E! reports: After an eight-year hiatus, innovative hip-hop supergroup the Fugees reunited and performed at a secret show organized by comedian Dave Chappelle over the weekend in Brooklyn.
Billed as Dave Chappelle's Block Party, Saturday's gig took place in the middle of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Ft. Greene...
...the highlight came when all three Fugees--Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Pras--buried the hatchet for a set that hearkened back to their mid-'90s glory days and hinted at a more permanent collaboration to come. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Madonna Wants World Peace
AP reports: Pop star Madonna called for world peace Sunday at a conference on Jewish mysticism, a highlight of her five-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Israel hopes the star — the biggest pop celebrity to visit in years — will revive tourism battered by four years of Mideast violence, and government officials were on hand at a Tel Aviv hotel to share the spotlight, the glory and the photographs. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
She could make a good start towards her goal of world peace if she instructed her bodyguards not to get into fights with photographers (see yesterday's report).
Billy Joel Walk of Fame Star
AP reports: Billy Joel wrote the song, "Say Goodbye to Hollywood." On Monday, he joked he'd never leave. "It looks like I'm always going be here," Joel said after his sidewalk star was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "I have to tell you that I had not considered this when I wrote 'Say Goodbye to Hollywood.'" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
R.E.M. Myspace Preview
Reuters reports: Multiplatinum alternative rockers R.E.M. have partnered with MySpace.com to preview their new album beginning today. This represents the first such initiative involving a social networking portal. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
ArrowFM reports: Take another drive down Ocean Boulevard and you'll instantly realize what an incredible trip it was and could be again. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Eric Clapton's solo gold album, Polydor/UMe will release a two-CD Deluxe Edition of 461 Ocean Boulevard on October 26, 2004. [see full story for more details]- Click Here for the Full Story
Ramones Raw DVD
press release reports: To mark the arrival of RAMONES RAW--the pioneering group's first-ever DVD--MARKY RAMONE and RAMONES RAW producer director JOHN CAFIERO will be meeting fans and signing autographs at the VIRGIN MEGASTORE-TIMES SQUARE in New York City (1540 Broadway) on Wednesday, September 29 at 6:30 PM, the day after the DVD's release via Image Entertainment. The DVD marks the final contribution JOHNNY RAMONE leaves behind in the RAMONES legacy, as he, MARKY and CAFIERO offer a hysterical audio commentary of the main feature.
On October 2, fans in the U.K. will have the chance to see RAMONES RAW on the big screen at the 12th annual Raindance Film Festival in London, the U.K.'s largest independent film festival. The DVD--which received a personal invitation from festival organizers-will be screened at UGC Shaftesbury Avenue at 5:00 PM (GMT). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
People are really buzzing about this DVD, so if you are Ramones fan definitely check it out.. If you're not a Ramones fan have your head checked out. Gabba Gabba...
Before Today & Vaux Hit
press release reports: San Diego, California's Before Today release their full length debut, 'A Celebration of An Ending' today on Equal Vision Records.
Equal Vision will also be releasing a brand new EP VAUX entitled, 'Plague Music'.
Both Before Today and VAUX are on the Equal Vision Records Tour right now with Codeseven, Fear Before The March of Flames, Bars, and Endicott.
For a complete listing of dates and more information, visit www.equalvision.com. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
God Lives Underwater Return
press release reports: On September 28, 2004, God Lives Underwater will release Up Off The Floor on Locomotive/Megaforce Records. Combining alternative elements with a modern sensibility, GLU has created a post-alternative masterpiece. After selling 90,000 copies of Life In The So-Called Space Age, GLU retreated to the studio to make a conscious effort to outdue themselves and helm a pop-driven album; but this was in the year 2000, and it was the height of the internet frenzy. What ensued during that time brought GLU to its knees and has held up one of the alternative world's most brilliant albums, Up Off The Floor. [see full story for a preview of the CD]- Click Here for the Full Story
Headbanger's Ball Tour Official
press release reports: Following the overwhelming fan response for first two sold-out Headbangers Ball Tours, MTV2 is proud to announce the lineup of the third HEADBANGERS BALL tour. CRADLE OF FILTH will headline the run, with ARCH ENEMY and BLEEDING THROUGH as special guests, and HIMSA kicking off the evening. The tour kicks off on 11/4 in Sayreville, NJ and follows the 9/28 release of the ultimate 2-CD metal compilation HEADBANGERS BALL VOL. 2 on Roadrunner Records. Hosted by Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, MTV2's HEADBANGERS BALL can be seen every Saturday night at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. On Saturday, November 6th, MTV2 will air a special tour edition of Headbangers Ball featuring appearances by all the bands on this fall's trek. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Slipknot 2-Song Promo
press release reports: Called "the smartest band of the Ozzfest generation" (Entertainment Weekly) and "The Best Metal Band On the Planet" (Washington Post), Slipknot is a band that has always played by their own rules. Therefore, who else but Slipknot could follow up a Top 5 single entitled "Duality", with their own brand of duality: a radio campaign that takes two versions, "Vermilion" and "Vermilion Pt. 2", to Slipknot fans SIMULTANEOUSLY.
The two versions of "Vermilion" are songs that represent the expression of the myriad of artistic and technical strengths this groundbreaking act possesses. Both will simultaneously impact all rock radio formats and national video channels in early October and both appear on Slipknot's critically-acclaimed album, Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), which is quickly approaching Platinum sales status. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
press release reports: "Fuse Presents: Vans Warped Tour 10 Year Reunion" concert special premieres Friday 9/24 at 7pm ET on Fuse. The exclusive 90-minute show features interviews with performers, artists, athletes and fans, and packs in live concert footage from New Found Glory, Yellowcard, Good Charlotte, Less Thank Jake, Taking Back Sunday, Story of the Year, Sugarcult, The Used, Bad Religion and My Chemical Romance, as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Vans Warped Tour with a concert from Gillette Stadium in Boston, MA.
Fuse will build up to the concert special with "Warped Week" programming at 11:00am – 3:00am ET and again at 7:00pm – 8:00pm ET, featuring Warped artist interviews and recapping the highlights from the summer-long tour. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story