Brian Johnson to Rock antiMUSIC
If you are in the LA area this is the show NOT to miss. As most of our regular readers know, antiMUSIC sponsors a couple shows a week for Hollywood promoter Happenin' Harry - Sunday's at the Cat Club in Hollywood and Wednesday's at The Joint in LA. Got word from Harry yesterday that tonight's party at the Joint will include a very special guest set by Brian Johnson, lead vocalist of AC/DC! Brian's in L.A. for a couple days and wanted to come down with a few of his friends and jam.
Brian is set to hit the stage at 10:00 PM with his backing back which includes Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Nicks, Neil Young & Adam Sandler Band), Phil Jones (Tom Petty) and Rick The Bass Player (Joe Walsh & Neil Young).
Brian's set will be followed by an all-star jam by the 9 Inch Chili Pumpkins featuring a who's who of hard rock with Happenin' Harry on lead vocals (see full story link for more details). Doors open at 7:45 and music kicks off at 8:00 PM.
antiMUSIC.com & HappeninHarry.com Present
Happenin' Harry's HoLLyWEirD
Featuring Brian Johnson & Friends, 9 Inch Chili Pumpkins and more!
Wednesday September 29, 2004
@ THE JOINT - 8771 West Pico Blvd. (Just
East of Robertson) Los Angeles, California
More info email firstname.lastname@example.org or click the full story link to visit HappeninHarry.com - Click Here for the Full Story
Silly News: Ozzy Vs Sharon
[Some silly news to start your hump day] Abrasive Rock reports: Rocker Ozzy Osbourne is defying wife Sharon's orders to get rid of his quad bikes - following his near-fatal accident in December.
The former Black Sabbath frontman promised to give up his dangerous hobby which resulted in him crashing on his English country estate - smashing eight ribs and spending eight days in a coma last year.
Osbourne says: "I still have the bikes.
"Sharon thinks I'll never get on one again - but, um, I might change my mind." - Click Here for the Full Story
Alanis Bombed Out
AP reports: Alanis Morissette is the latest international star to cancel a concert in Indonesia due to security fears. Morissette, who is touring with her new album, "So-Called Chaos," had been set to perform Sunday in the capital Jakarta, concert promoter Rini Noor told local television station Metro TV on Tuesday.
A U.S. travel advisory on Sept. 3 warned of possible terror attacks in Indonesia. Six days after the advisory was issued, a suicide bombing outside the Australian Embassy in the Kuningan district of central Jakarta killed nine people and injured more than 170. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell has joined forced with Dirtbag Clothing to launch his own clothing line, dubbed Dimebag Hardware. A web site is currently under construction at DimebagHardware.com. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
'Headbanger's Ball' Tour
Blabbermouth reports: On Saturday, November 6, MTV2 will air a special tour edition of "Headbanger's Ball" featuring appearances by all the bands on this fall's "Headbanger's 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 November 4 in Sayreville, NJ and follows the September 28 release of the two-CD metal compilation "Headbanger's Ball Vol. 2" on Roadrunner Records.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Velvet Revolver Under Split
Blabbermouth reports: The VELVET REVOLVER band appears to have been split into two camps following the group's decision to fire their management team, Immortal Entertainment, on Sept. 17. VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash will be managed by HK Management (Howard Kaufman) while the rest of the band is going with Irvin Azoff (VAN HALEN, CHRISTINA AGUILERA), informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Blabbermouth also has news on MTV2 To Air 'Headbanger's Ball' Tour Special In November, REIGN OF EREBUS Split With BLACKEND RECORDS, QUEENSRYCHE Singer To Attend 'Dance To The Music' Benefit, MYSTIC PROPHECY Complete 'Burning Bridges' Video, THE DEAD KINGS Release Tribute To DEICIDE's GLEN BENTON and more click here to check it out
E! Online reports: They already have their million dollars. Now, the Barenaked Ladies may get their own TV show too.
The goofball Canuck rockers are working on a variety series pilot for Fox, a rep for the band confirmed Tuesday.
While the publicist wouldn't go into details on the show, the Hollywood trades report The Barenaked Ladies Variety Show will attempt to bring the band's trademark mix of lighthearted stage banter and catchy upbeat music to tube viewers. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Xfm reports: [U2]have finally confirmed the tracklisting for their new record.
Entitled ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb', the stadium rockers have announced that the album will feature eleven tracks.
The full album tracklisting is: ‘Vertigo' - ‘Miracle Drug' - ‘Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own' - ‘Love and Peace or Else' - ‘City of Blinding Lights' - ‘All Because of You' - ‘A Man and a Woman' - ‘Crumbs From Your Table' - ‘One Step Closer' - ‘Original of the Species' - ‘Yahweh' - [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Oasis Wants Ringo
Xfm reports: Noel Gallagher, the man Oasis simply refer to as ‘The Guvnor', has been talking exclusively to Xfm Online about Liam's new songs, going out on tour again "sharpish" and recording with one of The Beatles.
Gallagher explained that Oasis are about to travel to Los Angeles to complete work on their highly anticipated, and as-yet-untitled new album, where (after the departure of drummer Alan White) the band will be enlisting the help of former Beatle Ringo Starr's son Zak Starkey. Starkey filled the drum stool for the band's recent Glastonbury Festival appearance, and Noel explained that he also wants his new father on the record too.
"Zak will drum on the bulk of it," he explained to Xfm, "And we're gonna try - while we're out there - to get his Dad down the studio cos he lives in LA. So we're gonna try and get him on cos we've got this one song which is quite… well, f***ing funnily enough, it sounds like The Beatles, and we're gonna try and get him and his Dad on the same track. Then again Ringo might just tell us to f**k off." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Xfm also has news on Free Xfm Live Sessions CD With NME, Mozza Adds More Festive Dates, Ian Brown Backstage Passes On Offer, Libertines Dominate New Compilation, X-clusive: Interpol On Songwriting And ‘Antics' and more click here to check it out
Kid Rock Stands Up Fans
Rockdirt reports: In Touch magazine reports that Kid Rock pulled out of a charity event thrown by Chris Chelios of the Detroit Red Wings at the House of Blues in Chicago recently, even though hundreds of fans shelled out $80 to see him perform. Rock told fans coming into the venue that he was "getting out of here" and bolted to the exit. Ex-Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan filled in at the last minute fortunately. - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Rockdirt also has news on Q&A With Papa Roach, Thom Yorke Protests Star Wars Missile Defense, Jet's 'Look What You've Done' Video, The New York Dolls Perform In Tokyo, The Strokes' 'The End Has No End' Video and more click here to check it out
Soul Shine reports: Picking up their instruments and travelling across the continent playing their music for legions of faithful fans is legendary punk outfit The Misfits. With a total of 24 North American performances scheduled for this fall, the re-formed band will hit three Canadian cities. The tour is set to kick off on October 9th in Massachusetts, finishing up in Connecticut on November 14th.
The last album that the new version of The Misfits released was called ‘Project 1950', put on shelves in 2003. In addition to original Misfits member Jerry Only, the line-up that created ‘Project 1950' included Marky Ramone and Dez Cadena (formerly of Black Flag). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Underoath Drop Tour
Punkbands reports: In the midst of their highly successful two-week headlining run with openers The Chariot and Stretch Arm Strong, Underoath have regretfully returned home. In a statement from the band: We're really sorry to announce that the Underoath is not playing the Columbus show tonight and the rest of the headline shows this tour. We feel terrible to do this to all our friends that were expecting to see us, but we must go home to help a friend through a problem. Please still go out to the shows and support the amazing bands we were touring with.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Fear Before Tomorrow Tour
The PRP reports: Fear Before The March Of Flames and Scars Of Tomorrow will be touring together next month, dates include:
October 22nd Seattle, WA - Catwalk Club>
October 23rd Portland, OR - Davey Jones Locker
October 24th Boise, ID - The Venue
October 25th Smithfield, UT - Main Theatre
October 28th Kansas City, MO - El Torreon
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Arch Enemy EP
The PRP reports: Arch Enemy have added an additional live track to their upcoming "Dead Eyes See No Future" EP, making the track listing for it now look as follows:
01 - "Dead Eyes See No Future" - 03 - "Burning Angel" (Live In Paris 2004) - 02 - "We Will Rise" (Live In Paris 2004) - 04 - "Heart Of Darkness" (Live In Paris 2004) - 05 - "Symphony Of Destruction" (Megadeth cover) - 06 - "Kill With Power" (Manowar cover) - 07 - "Incarnated Solvent Abuse" (Carcass cover)
The effort will arrive in North American stores on November 30th [see full story for more, including video news]- Click Here for the Full Story
Vaux Prep Major Label Debut
The PRP reports: Vaux will be heading overseas to the UK around the end of October to begin recording their new album for Atlantic Records with producer Garret Lee (U2, Snow Patrol). It is expected out in early 2005. - Click Here for the Full Story
The PRP reports: Sevendust will be hitting the road shortly, dates include:
September 30th Onalaska, WI - Omni Center
October 01st Appleton, WI - Checkered Flag
October 02nd Huntington, WV - Harris Riverfront Park
October 03rd Johnson City, TN - Rafters
October 08th Bloomington, IL - Interstate Center
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: The PRP also has news on No Warning To Survive, Touring Against All Gods, It Romances Today, Start Doubting, Delay Suey, Evergreen End , Enemies See No Future and more click here to check it out
Motorhead Picture Discs
BW&BK reports: Earmark Records have made two classic MOTORHEAD albums available on 180 gram picture disc vinyl LP.
The titles available are Rock ‘N' Roll (1987) and Orgasmatron (1986). The [see full story for tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story
Lamb of God Karaoke
siN's metal news reports: Sirius, the premium satellite radio provider, and Hard Attack, the 24/7-commercial-free all-metal station, are holding tryouts to see who can sing LAMB OF GOD's "Black Label" the best. Listeners can enter by calling the "bloodline" at 1-877-33-SIRIUS and going to box 27 for "Hard Attack". Deadline is this Wed., Sept. 29 at 11:59 pm EST.
The TOP THREE entries will be played that weekend before every LAMB OF GOD song and listeners vote for the one that rocks the most! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
12 Stones Join Megadeth
siN's metal news reports: MEGADETH have revealed that they will also be taking out Windup Records artists 12 STONES with them this Fall and Winter. 12 STONES will join a bill which is also comprised of rockers EARSHOT. - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: siN's metal news also has news on House Wrecking - The true metal way..., Pure Sweet Hell - Newsletter, Hess - Gallery Appearances, Lullacry - Back in the Studio, Slipknot - BDO Confirmation - Almost complete! and more click here to check it out
MTV reports: Duran Duran will have some spiffy duds on their upcoming world tour if Giorgio Armani has anything to say about it. The Italian designer is collaborating with the bandmembers on their wardrobe, after connecting with them following their "Fashion Rocks!" charity concert at London's Royal Albert Hall last year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Rare No Doubt
MTV reports: Though you could previously only buy No Doubt's "Live in the Tragic Kingdom" DVD or "Everything in Time," a collection of B-sides, rarities and remixes, as part of their out-of-print box set, Boom Box, they'll be available separately starting October 12. The revamped version of "Live in the Tragic Kingdom," with added bonus footage, is due out next year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: MTV also has news on R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, David Banner On New Chingy Album, Gwen Stefani Battles With Herself On First Single From Solo LP, Remy Martin Provides Steamy Action On Terror Squad Video Set, Ryan Cabrera Finds Dream Girl In New Video: Taylor Cole From 'Summerland', Musical Based On Life Of Johnny Cash Coming To Broadway and more click here to check it out
Kids Rock Down Under
Herald Sun reports: THEY are hard rockers who are too young to buy a beer.
With an average age of 14, the members of Menace already have a plan for world domination. "We want to be the biggest band in the world," guitarist Jason Resch, 15, said.
Menace recently stole second place in a battle of the bands against more experienced musicians, many of them a decade older.
They list AC/DC, Van Halen and Guns n' Roses as their influences rather than today's Jet and The Strokes. With recording under way, they are preparing to release their music to the masses. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
BMRC Prep 3rd CD
Pitchfork reports: The current status of retro-rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is somewhat in flux, according to a recent Billboard report. While the band have just finished a recent tour in support of their second album Take Them On, On Your Own, and are already putting together tracks for a third release, they are also currently without a record label, and rumors are spreading of longtime drummer Nick Jago (it's always the f***ing drummer) being permanently dropped from the lineup.[see full story for A LOT more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Son Volt Reunion
Pitchfork reports: As announced at jayfarrar.net, all four original members (Jay Farrar, Mike Heidorn, and brothers Dave and Jim Boquist) are mere days away from reuniting outside St. Louis at Farrar's studio, Jajouka, to record a fourth Son Volt album. This past April, the foursome got together briefly to record "Sometimes" for an Alejandro Escovedo tribute. Said Farrar, "It felt like we hit the ground running when we recorded Al's song... Five years seemed like five days at that point. It proved that more recording and performing as Son Volt is something that should happen."
The band has no label right now, so there's no timeline for a release, but they plan to tour early next year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Pitchfork also has news on Stephen Malkmus readies third Jicks- assisted post-Pavement solo LP for spring '05, PJ Harvey kicks off world tour Friday, Wayne Coyne reveals title of the next Flaming Lips LP, aims for summer '05 release, Grandaddy to release mix, ready new LP, Enon prep rarities comp, tour the U.S. and more click here to check it out
Chaka Son Set Free
Mercurynews.com reports: Prosecutors declined to file charges Tuesday against the son of R&B singer Chaka Khan pending further investigation into the slaying of a teenager, Damien Patrick Holland, 25, was arrested shortly after the Friday night shooting, authorities said. "There's not sufficient evidence at this time to file criminal charges," said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Etheridge Sitcom Mom
Hollywood Reporter reports: Melissa Etheridge is crossing over to television as the star of an ABC sitcom.
After competitive bidding among several networks, the project from 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Brad Grey TV landed at ABC with a script commitment plus a six-figure penalty.
To be written by Linda Wallem, the untitled project is described as a nontraditional family comedy and as a reversed "Will & Grace" with a kid. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Reuters reports: The first compilation based on the annual Shortlist Music Prize will include tracks from 15 albums nominated for the 2004 award.
Due Nov. 2 from Razor & Tie, "MTV2 Presents: 2004 Shortlist Music Prize Nominees" will include cuts from each of the 10 finalists for the honor, as well as tracks by "longlist" nominees Muse, Jem, Secret Machines, Cafe Tacuba and Ryan Adams [see full story for more, including tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story
AP reports: SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer and the Rugrats could all become rock stars in the next few years.
Children's television network Nickelodeon has partnered with BMG to create a record label, which means tunes from shows like "SpongeBob SquarePants" will be released as albums.
"These are characters kids know and songs they sing and love," said Joe DiMuro, executive vice president of BMG Stragetic Marketing. "It's a great way to bring the shows to a new level." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Can't wait for the rap hit 'Clarissa never explained sh**'
Sony BMG Chiefs
Reuters reports: Bill Frohlich and Jordan Katz have been named co-presidents of Sony BMG Sales Enterprise, the new entity comprising the distribution operations of Sony Music Distribution (including its independent arm RED Distribution) and BMG Distribution. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
AKA Online EP
Knifeparty reports: Well not yet but soon. They are working on getting their EP up on their myspace page so you can download the whole thing. But in the meantime you can listen to it there and check out the artwork. Keep checking to see when you can rock it in your car.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Chronic Roach Tour
NMC reports: Chronic Future and Papa Roach are heading your way this October. Right now, the bands are busy touring Europe, but on October 2, they'll take a quick break to play Tucson's KFMA Radio Show in Arizona. The US tour officially kicks off on October 27 in Jackson, Mississippi and wraps December 6 in New Jersey.
28 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Birmingham Academy
29 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Academy
30 - London, United Kingdom - Astoria
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Green Day Expand Tour
Aversion reports: Green Day will be hitting more stops on its upcoming tour.
The pop-punk icons expanded their tour for their latest, American Idiot (Reprise)
Green Day's revised tour schedule is:
Oct. 16 - Voodoo Music Experience, New Orleans
Oct. 19 - Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas
Oct. 20 - Reliant Arena, Houston
Oct. 22 - Gwinnett Arena, Atlanta
Oct. 23 - US Bank Arena, Cincinnati
Oct. 24 - Louisville Gardens, Louisville, Ky.
[see full story for a lot more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Aversion reports: Weezer will put the finishing touches on its fifth album when front man Rivers Cuomo enjoys winter break.
While Cuomo attends Harvard, the rest of the band has tracked out its parts in a studio. They'll wait for their singer/guitarist to get some time out of class to lay down guitar tracks and vocals. The earliest the still-untitled album would hit stores would be spring, according to the band's web site. - Click Here for the Full Story
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Siouxsie Tantrum in Frisco
Ananova reports: Punk veteran Siouxsie Sioux threw a tantrum at a gig in San Francisco because the air-conditioning was too cold.
Just four songs into her set at the Warfield Theatre, she yelled at management to immediately turn off the air conditioning.
But, after a few moments with the air conditioning
still blasting cold air into venue she set down her microphone and stormed
off. "Alright, I'm off," she told the sold-out crowd. A few minutes later,
the 47-year-old singer returned and the band played their 1983 cover of
The Beatles' Dear Prudence.
But, when the song finished Siouxsie, wearing a black kimono and feathered headdress walked off again. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Better Than Ezra Release
press release reports: One of the most popular touring bands on the road today, Better Than Ezra will release what is surprisingly their first live album as well as a companion DVD, both titled Live At House of Blues New Orleans, on September 28th (Sanctuary Records). Recorded last year in the band¹s hometown, the live collection is a long-overdue reward for their intensely devoted fans who have followed the band throughout their 16 year career, and serves as a Œgreatest hits¹ collection, the first compilation of all their radio hits and personal favorites.[see full story for more including new dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
CoF Release Roadrunner Debut
press release reports: Are you frightened easily? Then lock the doors and close the curtains because Cradle of Filth's latest album, NYMPHETAMINE hits stores September 28th and they will be invading a town near you as headliners of the upcoming MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL TOUR.
NYMPHETAMINE is a chilling fourteen-track opus from the Brit masters of brooding terror. Such tracks as "Filthy Little Secret," "Mother of Abominations" and the album's title track will reach into your soul and fill it with dismal pleasure. "We weren't under any pressure to make this record and that's been the catalyst for us to create something really incredible," says Vocalist Dani Filth of their approach to creating NYMPHETAMINE. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Totimoshi Join Helmet Tour
press release reports: Totimoshi will be supporting the return of Interscope Records' Helmet on the U.S. tour dates beginning October 24th.
TOTIMOSHI / HELMET FALL TOUR 2004
10/24 Slims - San Francisco, CA w/ Helmet
11/06 Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
11/12 North Star - Philadelphia, PA w/ Helmet
11/13 Axis - Boston, MA w/ Helmet
11/14 Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY w/ Helmet
11/15 Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY w/ Helmet
11/16 930 Club - Washington, DC w/ Helmet
11/18 The Norva - Norfolk, VA w/ Helmet
11/19 Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC w/ Helmet
11/20 Cotton Club - Atlanta, GA w/ Helmet
11/22 Engine Room - Houston, TX w/ Helmet
11/23 Gypsy Tea Room - Dallas, TX w/ Helmet
11/24 Emos - Austin, TX w/ Helmet
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
press release reports: Welsh recording artist Jem is set to release remixes of her single "They" on her own vinyl imprint label CrazyWiseMusic which will be released in the US through her domestic label ATO Records and distributed by BMG Entertainment. The track, featured on Jem's debut album 'Finally Woken', has been remixed by Cut Chemist and Photek, and will also showcase two new up & coming UK remixers Kid Freeze and MDK & Ayesha.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
press release reports: Quiet Riot vocalist Kevin DuBrow has launched his fully functional website at www.kevindubrow.com . To kick off the site he has included a free for download track of a never before released Quiet Riot with Randy Rhoads song titled "Come And Gone."(Click on Randy Rhoads Years) The song was recorded live in the studio in 1975 and features DuBrow, Rhoads and original QR bassist Kelly Garni. The site also features rare photos, tour dates and a "message from Kevin" feature that will be updated regularly. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story