Avril Sponge Bob
MuchMusic reports: Avril Lavigne may be on the cover of Maxim this month but she's still a child at heart. Lavigne has recorded the theme song to the upcoming Sponge Bob Square Pants movie. The Flaming Lips, Motorhead, Wilco and Ween also appear on the soundtrack. The Sponge Bob movie opens this November. - Click Here for the Full Story
Phil Spector Indicted
antiMUSIC reports: "Wall of Sound" rock producer Phil Spector was indicted by a Los Angeles grand jury last week for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. The sealed indicted was opened on Monday when Spector went to court to enter a not guilty plea to the charge.
Spector wasted no time after entering his plea to attack the prosecutor, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, and his decision to have the indictment handed down by a grand jury instead of holding a preliminary hearing. Spector told reporters outside the courthouse, "The actions of the Hitler-like district attorney and his storm trooper henchmen are reprehensible, unconscionable and despicable."
The 53-year-old record producer said that he deserved a preliminary hearing similar to the one Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant was afforded in Colorado where a public hearing of the evidence against him would be held before a judge would decide if there was enough evidence to proceed with a trial. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
In Flames Nix CBGB Gig
siN's metal news reports: IN FLAMES have apparantly cancelled their special one off New York show at CBGB's - No reason has been given, except this statement issued to ticket holders for the New York event: "The tickets you purchased for In Flames at CBGB on Wednesday, September 29 will be automatically refunded since the event has been cancelled." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Cliff Burton Remembered
siN's metal news reports: Today marks the 18th anniversary of legendary METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton's death.
R.I.P. Cliff/Metallica- Click Here for the Full Story
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Ringo Vs Royals
ArrowFM reports: Former Beatle drummer Ringo Starr recently called the 3.6 million pound Hyde Park memorial to Princess Diana "a lot of crap." The fountain opened for the public in July this year and was soon closed after some visitors slipped and hurt themselves. "I've had enough of the Royal Family. 'Bout time they went on holiday and stayed there. Let's see them do something good for Britain. Build a hospital. And that Diana memorial? It's such a lot of crap. She deserved more than that, in my opinion," Starr was quoted by Newsweek as saying. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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AC/DC Lane Debuts Roctober
Blabbermouth reports: Next Friday, October 1, 2004, Melbourne will be the first city in Australia to honor a rock 'n' roll band by having a street named after them. On that day a laneway called Corporation Lane (off Flinders Lane) will be renamed ACDC Lane after much campaigning by fans of the band. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: CRISIS drummer Josh Florian "busted his appendix" Sunday night (Sept. 25) and will be unable to join the group on their national tour with KITTIE and OTEP, according to a press release issued by CRISIS' record label, The End Records.
Tino Losicco from EPOCH OF UNLIGHT will fill in for Josh until Florian is able to return to his regular duty.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Slayer Silenced in Germany
Blabbermouth reports: SLAYER were forced to cut their set short in Munich, Germany Monday night (Sept. 27) after frontman Tom Araya lost his voice mid-performance. The following report was e-mailed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by a web site visitor in Munich:
"[The show] started quite good with a lively HATEBREED performance. SLIPKNOT doing a nice show as well. And then the almighty SLAYER!! They started off great, played very tight and full of energy. Then they started 'Dead Skin Mask' .. and [Tom] Araya stopped singing!!!! No one in the audience knew what was going on they still played on but without vocals. Then they took a 5-10 minute break without informing the audience what was going on. They started again with 'South of Heaven'… but atill no vocals!! Araya gesturing to the audience? But still no one knew what the story was. Again a few minutes break. Then they started 'Raining Blood' with the HATEBREED singer [Jamey Jasta] on vocals. After the song, Araya took the microphone to say 'I'm sorry' with a broken voice, nearly not being able to speak at all. And then they went off stage.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Saves The Day Recording Plans
Punkbands reports: Saves The Day have announced a few last minute shows for the month of October. After this small handful of shows, they plan on taking off the rest of the year to write their next record which they plan to have out by late summer/fall of next year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Manson Tour Plans
The PRP reports: Marilyn Manson will be embarking on a tour in support of their new best of collection "Lest We Forget: The Best Of" in late October. The tour has been dubbed the "Against All Gods Tour" and dates and venues for it will be announced shortly. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Full Blown Chaos Delay
The PRP reports: Full Blown Chaos' upcoming new album "Wake The Demons" has now been pushed back to an October 19th street date through Stillborn. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Tommy Lee Book Tour
MTV reports: In what is sure to be the literary event of the year, former Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee will be hitting bookstores across the U.S. on a tour in support of his biography "Tommyland." Lee will be signing copies of the book on the nine-day tour beginning October 25 at the Rockefeller Center Barnes & Noble in New York [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Dude! Where's my car?
Camp Freddy Get A Little
Help From Their Friends
MTV reports: The rockers came out Saturday night for a private party at the Los Angeles House of Blues. Joining supergroup Camp Freddy (Dave Navarro, Donovan Leitch, Billy Morrison and Matt Sorum) onstage were Courtney Love, Scott Weiland, Jerry Cantrell and the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones. Jay Leno and Robin Williams also got up, to add a little comic relief to the affair. At the end of the night, the guests all joined in for a rendition of the Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog."- Click Here for the Full Story
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Costello Anti-FBI Warning
ABC Online reports: Most major label CDs now carry an FBI warning against piracy.
But not all artists support that action.
The critically revered and outspoken Elvis Costello has added a personal note on his newest Lost Highway release, The Delivery Man.
[Directly above the FBI Warning] Costello has added his own comment: "This artist does not endorse the following warning. The FBI doesn't have his home phone number, and he hopes that they don't have yours." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
AP reports: Famous guitarists such as Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones, Brian May of Queen and the Eagles' Joe Walsh played at Wembley Arena in a concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster.
The concert, which raised money for the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity, also featured guitarists Hank Marvin of the Shadows, Gary Moore and Genesis' Mike Rutherford. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Senate Ponders P2P Bill
Reuters reports: After weeks of negotiations, the U.S. Senate could take action this week on a bill that would make it easier to sue "peer-to-peer" networks like Kazaa and LimeWire that allow users to copy music and movies over the Internet.
The bill would give a boost to recording companies and movie studios, which so far have been unable to shut down the online file-trading networks in court.
But it must overcome fierce opposition from copyright activists and technology companies, which worry that makers of iPods and photocopiers could be held liable as well. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Waits One Night Stand
Reuters reports: After a brief European tour, singer-songwriter Tom Waits has scheduled a lone U.S. concert date this year.
The Oct. 18 show at Seattle's Paramount Theater will be one of only two North American shows the artist has planned in 2004. The other is Oct. 15 in Vancouver.
Because Waits has toured only rarely in recent years, word of his upcoming performances has sparked an overwhelming response from fans. The Vancouver show sold out in just nine minutes, [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Good Charlotte Toys
NMC reports: Killertoys.com is offering a limited edition box set of the Good Charlotte band figures. The 3000 box sets including all 5 band members, and come with a numbered certificate, signed by all the band members. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Dead Milkmen Reunite for
Aversion reports: The Dead Milkmen will reunite for a one-off show as a memorial to the band's late bassist, Dave Blood.
Original members Dean Clean, Rodney Anonymous and Joe Jack Talcum will play a single show Nov. 21 at Philadelphia's Trocadero. Dan Stevens of Lowbudgets will take Blood's place on bass. The band will turn all proceeds from the show over to an unnamed charity. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Cure Debut Expanded Reissue
Aversion reports: The Cure's 1979 debut, long available only as an import, will hit stores as an expanded release later this year.
While much of the band's Fiction Records debut, Three Imaginary Boys, was later recycled that year on its Boys Don't Cry (Elektra/Fiction), a handfull of the songs -- "Object," "Foxy Lady," "Meat Hook" and "It's Not You" -- were only available on the debut. In addtion, the album will be expanded, with a disc of rarities and live cuts [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Ananova reports: Late Bee Gee Maurice Gibb is to be honoured with a tribute concert with stars including Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake invited to perform.
The event, to be held in the US next year, is being organised by Maurice's twin brother Robin.
"Maurice loved life. We want to celebrate his life and talent the best way we know how - through music," Robin said.
Maurice died in January 2003 following surgery on his intestines.
Robin is also working on a commemorative album featuring artists singing classic Bee Gees hits. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
U2 Tour Dublin Kick Off
Ananova reports: U2 will begin their European tour with two hometown concerts in Dublin at the city's Croke Park on June 26 and 27, according to reports in Ireland.
The band may add a third show on June 28 if there is the demand for it, according to Ireland's Sunday Business Post.
Up to 80,000 tickets will be sold for each gig. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Chaka Khan Kin Murder Rap
Reuters reports: The 25-year-old son of Grammy-winning R & B singer Chaka Khan has been arrested for murder after shooting another man while they fought over a gun, Los Angeles police said on Monday.
Damien Patrick Holland was taken into custody after the shooting, which took place shortly before midnight on Friday at an apartment in south Los Angeles, Sgt. Catherine Plows said.
"During a fight involving the victim and the suspect, a struggle for control of a gun resulted in it discharging," Plows said in a written statement. "The bullet struck the victim, who was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injury." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Flaming Lips Plot New CD
Xfm reports: After months locked in the studios it seems the new Flaming Lips album is nearly complete and according to Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, the follow up to 2002's ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots' has "A more organic feel."
The band have been recording the new record at producer Dave Fridmann's Tarbox Studios (which recently played host to The Vines and The Strokes), near the Canadian border, North West New York. The new record also has a working title of ‘At War with the Mystics' and has a tentative mid-2005 release date pencilled in. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Green Day @ Aol
press release reports: Ever wonder what happens behind closed doors? Fuse and AOL invite you to go behind the scenes and watch today's hottest artists perform live! Tune in to Sessions @ AOL this Friday October 1st at 7pm ET on Fuse for a live performance by Green Day. Click http://www.fuse.tv/sessions for more info and a sneak preview of Green Day performing "American Idiot"! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Anthrax Two Evils
press release reports: Recorded "live" in the studio over the course of two days, THE GREATER OF TWO EVILS stands out, as guitarist Scott Ian puts it, "As a raw, balls out, and in your face representation of how brutal this band is, was, and will always be."
Covering their history from 1984 – 1990, THE GREATER OF TWO EVILS is made up of fourteen classic ANTHRAX songs the fans demanded by way of the thousands of votes from all over the world received on the band's official website, anthrax.com. Based on those votes, the band entered Avatar studios in NYC one cold and snowy weekend last winter and took a trip back in time to revisit songs from their formative releases Fistful Of Metal(1984), Spreading The Disease(1985), Among The Living(1987), State Of Euphoria(1988), and Persistence Of Time(1990).
Tracks: 1. Deathrider - 2. Metal Thrashing
Mad - 3. Caught In A Mosh - 4. A.I.R. - 5. Among The Living - 6. Keep It
In The Family - 7. Indians - 8. Madhouse - 9. Panic - 10. I Am The Law
- 11. Belly Of The Beast - 12. N.F.L. - 13. Be All End All - 14. Gung-Ho
[see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Blood Brothers Hit the Road
press release reports: The Blood Brothers are hitting the road in support of their long awaited release of ‘Crimes', which is set to be release on Oct 12 on V2 records.
Blood Brothers Tour Dates:
Fri 1-Oct - Eugene, OR - Wow Hall w/ The Antlers, Mean Reds
Sat 2-Oct - Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Teen Center w/ The Antlers, Mean Reds
Sun 3-Oct - Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza w/ The Antlers, Mean Reds
Wed 6-Oct - San Diego, CA - Epicenter w/ Against Me!, Mean Reds
Thu 7-Oct - Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse w/ Against Me!, True North
Fri 8-Oct - Los Angeles, CA - El Ray Theater w/ Against Me!, True North
Sun 10-Oct - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall w/ Against Me!, True North
Mon 11-Oct - Portland, OR - Meow Meow w/ Against Me!, True North
[see full story for more dates, also check our 5 Star series for a review of the new CD. Yeah, it's that good!]- Click Here for the Full Story
press release reports: DownloadPunk.com, an on-line music retailer geared specifically towards serving the punk and indie community with digital music downloads is now live.
DownloadPunk.com offers up a catalog that runs into the deepest corners of punk, hardcore, emo, metalcore, pop punk, post punk, ska, street punk, indie rock and metal genres and sub-genres with over 30,000 songs from over 120 labels. DownloadPunk currently features releases from labels such as Epitaph, Nitro, Lookout, Trustkill, SideOneDummy, Ferret, Fearless, Fiddler, The Militia Group, Doghouse, Triple Crown, Artemis, Jade Tree, Volcom and Hopeless/Sub City Records with many more to be added in the very near future.
DownloadPunk is a user-friendly site where fans can search for music via search tools based on band name, song name, album name, label and/or genre as well as have the option to preview a 30-second sample of any song before purchase. Each download is also available at one of three price-points. Individual songs can be downloaded for .79, .89, or .99 cents and full albums are priced at $7.99, $8.99, or $9.99. All downloads are available in both MP3 and WMA, thus making the songs compatible on an iPod and a variety of other players.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
press release reports: JOHN MELLENCAMP'S "WORDS & MUSIC: JOHN MELLENCAMP'S GREATEST HITS", due in stores October 19th
Spanning 25 years, 1979 to 2004, WORDS & MUSIC: JOHN MELLENCAMP'S GREATEST HITS celebrates the most popular and important roots rocker of his generation, including the upcoming single "Walk Tall" and "Thank You," -- two new songs -- both produced by Mellencamp and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. WORDS & MUSIC will also be featuring 37 digitally remastered selections and boasts all 22 Top 40 pop hits of his career to date, with 10 Top 10 hits, culled from 14 albums. The package also adds liner notes by Rolling Stone founder/publisher Jann Wenner, extensive track information and photographs. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Eddie From Ohio's 9th
press release reports: Eddie From Ohio—a Washington, DC band which loyal "Edhead" fans have been following for over 10 years—is gearing up for the October 19 release of their ninth album, THIS IS ME, on the band's own Virginia Soul label (through Redeye Distribution).
It's the first collaboration for the Washington, DC band—Julie Murphy Wells (vocals), Robbie Schaefer (guitar), Michael Clem (bass), Eddie Hartness (drums)--with producer Lloyd Maines, (Natalie's father, who won a Grammy® Award in 2002 for co-producing The Dixie Chicks' multi-platinum HOME album).
THIS IS ME has all the main ingredients that the band's known and loved for: spectacular harmonies, crisp instrumental performances, and songs that range from thoughtful to joyful, from the ridiculous to the sublime. [see full story for more, including tour dates]- Click Here for the Full Story