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|Silverstein Week: World's Apart|
" This is one of the songs that came to me super quickly. I was actually on vacation in Hawaii and just got the verse riff in my head. I figured it out and then the parts just came to me. It was really crazy. I think it's the fastest I have ever written a song."
Listen to the song, learn more about the
group and grab their latest tour dates at the following link. And don't
forget to pick up a copy of "Arrivals and Departures"! in stores today.
|Van Halen Reunion Tour Back On?|
In February, after much hype and tentative announcements the planned Van Halen reunion tour was called off. The band then cancelled plans to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
What happened? In March Eddie Van Halen entered rehab for a month long stay to be treated for alcohol-related problems. - more on this story
The superproducer, who has masterminded hits by Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado and released a solo album earlier this year, said in a recent interview that he is "about to throw in the towel" because he is bored with the current state of affairs in the music industry.
"Music is boring right now. I'm too innovative
for the world," he told Gigwise.
- more on this comedy
|Heaven and Hell Fall Tour Dates|
The tour is set to kick off on September 5th in Binghamton, New York and conclude on October 6th in Irvine, Ca. Heaven and Hell features Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and drummer Vinny Appice.
09/5 - Binghamton, NY - Broom County Arena
09/7 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
09/8 - Long Island, NY - Jones Beach Amphitheatre
09/9 - Mansfield, MA - Tweeter Center - more dates
|George McCorkle RIP|
Having written MTB's first top 40 hit, "Fire on the Mountain", and many others, including "Everybody Needs Somebody," McCorkle retired from the band in 1984 to became a professional songwriter.
In recent years he played with The Renegades Of Southern Rock and made a guest appearance with the Marshall Tucker Band in Nashville last August- more on this story
|Slash Ignoring PC Law|
As of July 1st the whole of the UK is now covered by the smoking ban which means that anyone caught smoking in places of work will face a fine.
The current Velvet Revolver guitarist has said that it won't affect him, however. "It's what I do - unless I giving up smoking altogether, which I don't see happening."- more on this story
|MTV's Senseless Censorship|
• "your shirt"
Now, it's understandable--sort of!--why "your shirt" and "pay" were bleeped; the verse in question is about whipping out a concealed weapon as revenge for high school kids' cruelty. But if you're going to get rid of those words and not also ding words that actually conjure up violent imagery, what's the point?- more on this story
|Maiden to Headline Wacken|
Meanwhile, Turisas The bill is as follows:
1349, All That Remains, Amorphis, Animal Alpha, Michael Angelo Batio, Belphegor, Benedictum, The Black Dahlia Murder, Black Majesty, Blind Guardian, Blitzkrieg, Cannibal Corpse, Chthonic, Communic, Destruction, Die Apokalyptischen - more bands
|Pelican Team with Clouds for US Dates|
7/31 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ Fatal
8/1 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club w/ Fatal Flying Guillotines
8/3 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon w/ Fatal Flying Guillotines
8/4 Austin, TX @ Emo's Jr. w/ Fatal Flying Guillotines
8/5 Denton, TX @ Hailey's w/ Fatal Flying Guillotines
8/7 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
8/8 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
- more dates
|Madball and Death Before Dishonor Go North|
all dates with Outbreak
07.13 Quebec City, Quebec @ L'Anti
07.14 Trois Rivieres, Quebec @ Maquisart
07.15 Montreal, Quebec @ Foufounes Electrique
07.16 Ottawa, Ontario @ Babylon
07.17 Barrie, Ontario @ Foundation Night Club- more dates
|What To Buy|
Silverstein - Arrivals And Departures
Kill Your Idols - Salmon Swim Upstream 7"
Motorhead - Videobiography (Double Disc) DVD
Creepy - The Triple EP
Andrew Liles - Black Mamba
Armed Suspects - Time Will Tell
Astro - Astral Orange Sunshine
Behemoth - The Apostacy
Black Lips - Aint Comin' Back 7"
- more cds hitting stores this week
|The New Voice of Fjord|
Fjord bassist Jordan Smith has stepped into the singer spot while bass duties will handled by new member, Charlie.- more on this story
|UMG Nix iTunes Deal|
Instead the music giant will sign month-to-month deals which will allow them to be "flexible" and offer exclusive launches with other digital services.- more on this story
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