Today's Top Rock News Stories From Across the Web
|Unseen Week: Talking Bombs|
I can't exactly say what this is about because we did not write it. It's a cover song by a great Boston band called The Freeze. The Freeze is underrated and looked over. So many punk bands that in my opinion were not half as good gained popularity as this band stayed underground and unseen. We have wanted to do this song for years and finally did it.- http://www.myspace.com/theunseen
|Metallica Dog Rape|
Hammett explains: "I went to my neighbor's. The guy took down his pants and started having sex with the dog! I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. When he got up, I just took the dog and left. She was still wagging her tail."
[Why they would go on record about such things is a mystery. Maybe they have a new therapist that encourages such things? They talk about more normal vices as well.- Read about them here with the continuation of this story.
|T.I. Assaults Fan|
We're told T.I. was so upset, he jumped off the stage, leaping over stars like Brody Jenner and the Duff sisters to confront the person face-to-face.
When he got to suspected tumbler tosser, T.I. allegedly struck the individual with his microphone, and the bloody patron was quickly escorted out of the hotel.
The fan was then ejected from the venue- more on this story
|Clarkson Vs Old Fart Davis|
We are talking about the great war between Kelly Clarkson and RCA label head, Clive Davis. Davis, whose biggest claims to fame are inheriting Barry Manilow when he took over a label after being fired from CBS under a cloud of embezzlement allegations and later taking credit for an employee's discovery of Whitney Houston, didn't care for Clarkson wanting to be a legitimate artist and recording her own material. Instead, he wanted the standard cheese factory to manufacture some hits for her. Clarkson did the unthinkable, she stood her ground against the geriatric label head.
Clarkson breaks her silence about the showdown with Davis in the August edition of Blender. When Davis approached her to drop her songs in favor of cheese factory "hits," Clarson tells the magazine that she responded, "I don't know you very well, and I am not a bull-sh*ter. I get you don't like the album. You're 80. You're not supposed to like my album."- more fun with Jive here
"What's up guys? Just wanted to fill you in on what's going on. I regrettably had to postpone some shows, because I'm not feeling well and haven't felt 100% since November when I left the Godsmack tour four days early. I'm a private person, and I would like to keep my personal health to myself but I wanted to go on the record and tell everyone that this is nothing drug or alcohol related. As a matter a fact I have been completely clean and sober for 7 months. I'm working on seeing the best doctors and exploring every avenue possible to fixing this. - more on this story
|Kings of Leon Return to the Road|
Before the full run kicks off, they will first invade Prince's stomping grounds for a two night stand at First Avenue in Minneapolis on August 2nd and 3rd. Then they will head to Chicago to show Ferry Ferrell how it's really done.
After a month off, the tour will launch on September 2nd in Seattle at the Bumbershoot Festival and run until late October with a finale in New Orleans on the 28th.- grab the dates here
|Circle II Circle Manager Sues Singer|
According to a press release issued by Campbell, "The two have been in business for five years together with the relationship beginning in 1993 when Dan introduced Zak to his longtime friend and partner Criss Oliva which led to the employment of Zak as the new vocalist for the band SAVATAGE.- more on this story and also look for the singers response in another article
|GNR Appetite Anniversary Show|
First Tracii will perform with his own legendary namesake - L.A. Guns - and then Steven will be joined by his own aptly-titled band, ADLER'S APPETITE.
[Bets are now being taken as to whether Adler will show up or not or maybe fire the band halfway through the set if he does. And will members of Phil Lewis Guns be in the crowd? Go to the show and find out!]- more info at this link
|Biomechanical Pulls Tour Following Fire|
This unexpected event at The Ecology Rooms studio has led to the mixing of the forthcoming album, "Cannibalised", being postponed and rescheduled for the same time as the SIKTH tour. This has led BIOMECHANICAL with no option but to pull out of the tour.- more on this story
|Diddy's Amish Summers|
Long before he was shoveling musical manure down the collective throat of the world, Diddy enjoyed Amish summers where he got to practice with the real thing. Here is part of Contact Music's report:
Rap mogul SEAN COMBS spent his childhood summers with an Amish family, shovelling horse manure every morning. The 37-year-old New Yorker's mother enrolled him in the Fresh Air Fund, an organisation for inner-city kids to spend time in rural communities, each year.
He says, "I went to the extreme Fresh Air Fund. I stayed with an Amish family every summer. "I guess that was my mother's idea of a great vacation for me - no electricity, a bunch of farm work, moving horse manure every morning, no telephones so I could contact her.- more on Diddy's shiddy past here
|The Book of Genesis|
The tome, which will hit book stores later this year (07), also features extracts from one of late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun's final interviews.
Rutherford tells Billboard.com, "It's a nice book. My wife read it and couldn't put it down. It had an effect on me, too, reading all that stuff you say about each other.- Now with that unbiased review we just have to read it! Read more here
|New Book Claims Jim Morrison OD'd in a Toilet|
The Doors frontman was found dead in the bathtub in his Paris apartment in March 1971 – a death that's always been shrouded in mystery. Coroners did not carry out an autopsy as they believed there were no suspicious circumstances.
...bar owner Sam Bernett claims in his book 'Life, Death, Legend' that Morrison died from a heroin overdose in a toilet cubicle in his Rock and Roll Circus nightclub. Bernett alleges that two drug dealers tried to revive the singer but failed, so they hauled his body back to the apartment where Morrison's girlfriend Pamela Courson apparently discovered the body.- What a great way to sell a book no one would read otherwise! Read more "revelations" here
The 59-year-old composer of hits such as Fat Bottomed Girls and We Will Rock You turned his back on the stars for international fame with Freddie Mercury and his band. His thesis on interplanetary dust clouds lay gathering dust of its own in the attic of his home in Surrey.
May's interest in the subject was rekindled last year when he co-authored a children's science book with the astronomer Sir Patrick Moore. He discovered that remarkably little research had been done in the intervening 33 years. - more on this story
|Winehouse Not A Good Bet|
Winehouse recently cancelled performances at Oxygen in Dublin, T in the Park in Scotland and Summer Pops in Liverpool citing "exhaustion" - although she was spotted drinking in a North London pub.
William Hill – one of the countries biggest bookmakers– is currently offering odds of 1/2 on Winehouse fulfilling her commitment to appear at the Eden Sessions at the Eden Project in Cornwall on July 17th. - more on this story
|NOFX Plan Live Album|
Their latest effort "Wolves in Wolves' Clothing" was released in 2006.- More info to come
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