Today's Top Rock News Stories From Across the Web
|Destiny's Child Onstage Collapse|
The former Destiny's Child singer, currently touring to promote her second solo album, Ms. Kelly, was performing at the This Day Music Festival when she collapsed from dehydration.
Kelly was treated at a local hospital and is back on her feet and in good condition, her rep tells ET.- more on this story
|Pop Star Held Hostage|
Her husband and their five-month-old daughter Heidi were also in the house at the time. They were taken downstairs by one of the robbers, while the other two carried out the burglary.
They escaped with two televisions, an Xbox and a Playstation 3 gaming consoles, jewelry and watches.- more on this story
|Morrissey Vs Madonna|
Morrissey was playing at Norfolk, Virginia's Norva venue (July 9th) in America when he made the angry comments.
He told the audience: "I wouldn't be surprised
if she made that African boy she adopted into a coat and wore him for fifteen
minutes, then threw it away."
- Ouch! More on this beef here
|Rammstein Lose Their Voice But Find Another One|
The other members of the band didn't waste anytime in finding a replacement. Today they announced that former KMFDM frontman En Esch will be taking his place.
Rammstein founders Richard Kruspe and Christoph Schneider issued a statement about the changes. "We all will miss Till Lindemann who gave us many years of joy," they said. "Please welcome the talented En Esch - Till's footsteps are big, but maybe he can dry our tears rapidly."- more on this story
|BBC Apologizes to "Metalica" Fans|
The move prompted protest from a few hundred Metallica fans, so the BBC issued an apology and explanation for this decision. According to the Guardian "The BBC was at pains to point out that the decision was not taken out of 'prejudice about heavy metal music or any other music'."- more on this story
|Write A Song, Go To Jail|
They're being charged with insulting their homeland and will be in court Thursday to defend themselves.
The song is called "OSYM" and contains the lyrics "Life should not be a prison because of an exam/I have gotten lost/You have ruined my future/ I am going to tell you one thing:/ Shove that exam...''- no child left behind
|Classic Hard Rock Still Strong|
Twenty-Seven years after its release, AC/DC's Back in Black is still selling almost enough copies a year to qualify for a gold record. Last year while we were treated to dozens of sound-alike emo bands that didn't sell many CDs, AC/DC's landmark album managed to sell 440,000 copies in the US.
While [insert silly multi-worded name here] was struggling to attract the attention of TRL girls, other albums from long-ago were also moving pretty heavy numbers. Metallica's jump to the commercial mainstream, aka The Black Album was added to the CD collections of 275,000 US music fans last year and Guns 'N Roses debut which broke records when it was released in 1987 is still a hot seller, welcoming 113,000 more people to the jungle last year. And the album that killed "hair metal" and touched off the grunge trend of the early 90s (Nirvana's Nevermind) is still going strong with 143,000 copies sold last year.- but what top seller from the past isn't doing so well now?
|Bjork Lines Up Some American Dates|
Bjork is touring support of her latest, Volta, which his stores in May. Right now it looks like the American run will kick off with an appearance at the Virgin Festival in Toronto on September 9th and conclude on the 24th at Madison Square Garden.
Before she hits the New World, she has a string of dates spaced out all summer in Europe starting this week in Spain and other dates in Italy, Switzerland, France, Ireland and Scotland. - you know you want to click here for the dates
|Kelly Johnson RIP|
Johnson quit Girlschool after the release of the band's fourth album Play Dirty in 1984.
She rejoined the group in 1993, before quitting the music business in 2000.- more on this story
|What To Watch|
|What To Buy|
Yellowcard - Paper Walls
MXPX - Secret Weapon CD/DVD
Underoath - 777 DVD
Abandoned (Ger) - Thrash Notes
All-American Rejects - Tournado DVD
Birdflesh - Mondo Musicale
Blood Stain Child - Idolator
Sublime - Ultimate Bundle (Triple Disc) CD/DVD
Venom - Resurrection- A ton more, grab the list here
|Diddy's Online Job Hunt|
As we reported last Friday (July 13th), P Diddy advertised the job on his Myspace page asking applicants to submit a three minute video via the website youtube.
Although it's only been four days, the rapper has already received over ten thousand applications for the role. [will they get dogfur coats for a Christmas bonus?]- a lot more on this story
|Seether Find Beauty in Negative Spaces|
Once out of the studio, the band will join Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin for an arena tour which will take them through the release of FINDING BEAUTY IN NEGATIVE SPACES.- more on the cd plus the tour dates
|The New Voice of Hell Within|
Commented HELL WITHIN in a statement: "Tony, Isaias, Joe and Derek are still friends and brothers with Matt, as we always have been. We wish him the very best with his new project and future endeavors."- more on this story
|Wait there is more!|
here for the second half of Today's Day in Rock Report
(To save on download time, longer reports will now be spread over two pages)