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Report for 03/29/06
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antiMusic Redding Exclusive
antiMusic reports: antiMusic has teamed up with Rock Ridge to launch the new self-titled CD from Redding. You know we wouldn't lend our name to just any old band, it had to be something extra cool and while the alt-pop stylings of Redding might not be the first thing you would think of when you think antiMusic butwhen we heard the songs it was a no brainer, we had to become involved! The CD comes out July 11th but over the next couple months we'll be bringing you some exclusive sneak peaks. To kick things off we have an exclusive video of the making of the single "In Montauk". Check it out at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kanye Injury
Contact Music reports: Rapper KANYE WEST was forced to halt a concert in Australia on Sunday night (26MAR06) after he twisted his ankle. The GOLD DIGGER hitmaker hurt his ankle early in his first set and was forced to take a break to have it tended to.[see full story for more.. A cynic might say he tripped over his ego.]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Britney Vs Bodyguards
TMZ reports: Three of Britney Spears' former bodyguards have sued Britney Brands, Inc. and Britney Touring, Inc., claiming they worked long hours and never received overtime pay.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims the guards worked between 12 and 16 hours a day and were often on call 24 hours a day, but never got anything but a straight salary.

The plaintiffs, Lonnie Jones, Randy Jones and Silas Dukes, say they were terminated last November and did not get their final paycheck.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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GNR Clash
Contact Music reports: Late THE CLASH rocker JOE STRUMMER contributed guitar for JANKY HOLOCAUST, a track recorded for the long-awaited GUNS N' ROSES album CHINESE DEMOCRACY, two weeks before his death. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pete Wells RIP
Contact Music reports: ROSE TATTOO guitarist and founder PETE WELLS has lost his battle with prostate cancer in a Sydney, Australia hospital. He was 59. The Australian blues rocker was diagnosed with cancer in 2002. As a member of Sydney heavy metal band BUFFALO, Wells recorded the first Australian metal album to go gold (VOLCANIC ROCK) in the 1960s and founded Rose Tattoo in the mid 1970s with iconic Aussie rocker ANGRY ANDERSON. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Step on Destiny's Child
Contact Music reports: DESTINY'S CHILD reunited yet again earlier today (28MAR06) for a Hollywood Walk of Fame honour. The trio, which split last year (05), were presented with a star on the famous landmark.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Simon & Eno
Reuters reports: After several years of work, Paul Simon is finally ready to release share his long-awaited collaboration with U2 producer Brian Eno. 

The project, dubbed "Surprise," will be released May 9 in North America via Warner Bros. and a day earlier internationally. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Disco Cop Bust
AP reports: Victor Willis, the original policeman in the 1970s disco band the Village People, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to drug possession and giving false identification to a police officer.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Beatles Vs iTunes
Aversion reports: The latest battle in a decades-long trademark tiff between The Beatles' Apple Music and Apple Computer is scheduled to start before a London magistrate tomorrow (March 29).

The suit, filed by Apple Music, alleges that Apple Computer's iTunes service infringes upon a previous settlement that placed all music-distribution interests under the Beatles' umbrella [Didn't The Beatles start Apple to change the world? see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Replacements Reunion?
Mammoth Press reports: ...the internet seems to be abuzz with rumors of a reunion of legendary alternative rock band The Replacements. The Minneapolis, Minnesota band, with Josh Freese sitting in for Chris Mars on drums is said to be recording some new songs for an upcoming Rhino box set.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Van Bomb
Blabbermouth reports: According to the New York Post's "The Starr Report", there are more ratings woes for former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth, who replaced Howard Stern on the "train-wreck" now known as Free FM (92.3). According to preliminary winter ratings, Roth's February Arbitron numbers were only half of what he averaged in January. According to Post radio reporter John Mainelli, Stern had 277,000 listeners at any given moment last December while Roth had only 32,000 listeners last month. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Henry Rollins Show
Blabbermouth reports: Following last year's monthly television series "Henry's Film Corner", the all-new "The Henry Rollins Show" hosted by punk rock icon Henry Rollins premieres on the Independent Film Channel (IFC) this Saturday, April 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET.... Maverick film director Oliver Stone and musical guests SLEATER-KINNEY join Henry for the show's premiere. Other guests scheduled for the show's initial 20-episode run include Ozzy Osbourne, Chuck D, and German auteur Werner Herzog[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Velvet Floozy
Blabbermouth reports: Matt Sorum of VELVET REVOLVER has recorded a guest appearance on a recent demo recording from a pop/rock duo called TWO BIT FLOOZY. Sorum played on three tracks "Arizona", "Different", and "I Believed" and co-produced the songs with VELVET REVOLVER engineer/producer Rocco Guarino (who is also a member of TWO BIT FLOOZY) at Matt's Drac studios.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bang Your Raven
Blabbermouth reports: Long-running metallers RAVEN have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24 in Balingen, Germany. [see full story for the full lineup]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sepultura Maxed Out
Blabbermouth reports: Finland's HardcoreSounds recently conducted an interview with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser. A few excerpts from the chat follow: HardcoreSounds: [Members of the music] media have been asking the question [if] will SEPULTURA reunite with Max Cavalera for this year's Ozzfest? Is this just a rumor or have you discussed with the idea with Max? 

Andreas: "It's a rumor, like many others. Since he left the band we have been hearing different rumors and stuff. It's not gonna happen at all. I mean, we have a new album and we are promoting it. I know Max has [taking in] interviews [that he is open] to [the possibility of a reunion]. But it's not the right time for us. But in the near future it would be great just to play with each other again. Who knows?! Next year or 2008, I don't know.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Free Buckcherry
TuneLab reports: Buckcherry and Hinder will perform a free live at a taping of CD USA in Hollywood on March 30th at 4:30pm. The show will air on April 1st on DirectTV channel 101 at 6pm ET / 3pm PT.[see full story for ticket info link]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Losa Problems
The PRP reports: Losa have parted ways with not only their label Metal Blade, but have also split with their drummer David Hall and guitarist Kory Koch. In turn, the band have been forced to cancel their previously booked runs with Deadbird and Yakuza. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jekyll & Hyde: The Concert
KNAC reports: Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick will spend April in Korea touring with Jekyll & Hyde: The Concert.

The production is described as follows on Skolnick's official website:

"The smash-hit Broadway musical has been transformed into the concert event of the year! The music tells the story in Jekyll & Hyde - The Concert, with compelling songs that reveal the emotion, the passion and the horror of this gothic thriller.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Icepick with Ice-T
punkbands reports: April 18th is the release of the new Icepick's Violent Epiphany. The band features Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, Lord Ezac of Crown of Thornz/Skarhead, and Frank 3 Gun of Terror. Go to Icepick's myspace page to listen to three, skull crushing, new songs including "Real Recognizes Real" with guest vocals from Ice-T. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Receiving End of Injury
punkbands reports: Alex Bars, guitarist of The Receiving End of Sirens was injured over the weekend in a fall. The band had this to say: We are writing to bring you up to speed on an unfortunate incident that took place this past Friday. In a freak accident, Alex Bars (Vocals/Guitar), tripped and fell about 11 feet down a flight of stairs. 

After a fairly long emergency room stay, he was diagnosed with a fractured left scapula (shoulder blade), three fractured ribs, a punctured lung, and a few damaged vertebrae. As you can imagine, our entire band has been pretty shaken up this entire weekend. [rumor has it the band is thinking of changing their name to 'Factured Left Scapula Three Fractured Ribs A Punctured Lung And A Few Damaged Vertebrae From Falling 11 Feet Down A Flight Of Stairs.' Because 'The Receiving End of Sirens' simply isn't a long enough name. to see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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