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|Ozzy Emergency Surgery|
Ozzy had experience leg pain all day leading up to his headline performance during "FreeFest," and following the show was taken to the local hospital where a blood clot was discovered in his leg. - more on this story
|KISS Star Hospitalized with Heart Trouble|
"My heart spontaneously jumped to 190 plus beats per minute, where it stayed for over an hour necessitating paramedics to start an IV and give me a shot to momentarily stop my heart and get it into a normal pattern," Stanley wrote on his site. The American Heart Assoc lists a normal "at rest" heart beat as between 60 and 80 beats per minute.- more on this story
|Kinks Shooter Gets Off|
Barra was charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery after shooting Davies in the leg in 2004. According to reports, Davies was in New Orleans on vacation when two men snatched his girlfriend's purse and the singer gave chase before Barra shot him in the leg.
Davies told New Orleans' Times-Picayune that he was unable to attend court because he was not given enough notice by prosecutors.- more on this story
|GNR Members Reunite At Anniversary Show|
Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan joined Steven Adler's band (Adler's Appetite) during their set to perform "Mr. Brownstone" and "Paradise City". There are some reports that Slash attended the event but did not join the band on stage. We were supposed to attend the event but due to unforeseen circumstance we were unable to so we can not give you a first hand report of the reunion. But we're working on getting comment from the band.
This was the reportedly the first time that Stradlin, McKagan and Alder have performed together since Adler left Guns N' Roses in 1990. Tracii Guns, the guns in Guns N' Roses, also performed a set with his classic lineup of LA Guns. To mark the anniversary we have posted a special edition of our classics series.- You can read that here.
|Offspring Hire Saves The Day Drummer.|
Pete Parada will make his debut with the band when they hit Japan for the Summer Sonic festival on August 11, 12 and 14th. The news of the lineup change comes after a false start earlier this year when it was widely reported that Atom had left the group, only to be contradicted with reports that he was still very much a part the Offspring. There will be life after the Offspring for Atom as he'll reportedly focus all of his energy on his other band, Angels and Airwaves. But remains a friend of the band, according to their website.
Neither Parada or Willard will appear on the forthcoming Offspring album. According to their website Josh Freese (NIN, Vandals, Devo) has recorded all the drum tracks for the new record- more on this story
|Foo Fighters Poke Fun at Emo|
"I have a funny relationship with emo," Grohl tells MTV.com. "I'm from Washington D.C., and in the mid-'80s, the hardcore scene changed from what it was - Bad Brains and Minor Threat and the Dead Kennedys and MDC - to a bunch of new bands like Rites of Spring and Embrace, (both of) which Ian MACKaye was the singer for. Everyone started labeling it 'emo-core'. I'd never heard anything like it, and it was a really emotional experience. But in D.C., we all hated that 'emo-core' tag."
Grohl pokes fun at the current state of the genre with the song "Cheer Up Boys (Your Make-Up Is Running)" on the new Foo Fighers new CD. He explains, "The title has nothing to do with the song - it's placed right in the middle of the record, where there's a lot of dark stuff. It's a pretty heavy record. We have a couple bummer tunes. I felt the album needed something to sit in the centre and balance it. So we had this lighthearted song, and I called it 'Cheer Up Boys (Your Make-Up Is Running)' because it seemed like a little ray of hope in the middle of all this despair."
That isn't the only surprise for Foo fans on the new CD. - Read MTV's report to learn more.
|Hellyeah's Bus Breakdown|
Despite the show cancellation they also informed fans that "Chad & Greg will still be performing a live acoustic set for WCCC." No word at press time if that indeed did come off.- more on this story
|Fugazi Reunion Total BS|
In fact, the site that we mentioned had an article that may have inspired the rumor (that article was about a previous show at the venue featuring members of the band) heard about the new reunion rumor and got to the bottom of it.
DCist contacted a representative for the venue where this reunion was supposedly going to take place and she emailed them back, " IT IS A HOAX. apparently it was up on wikipedia this morning and my brother took it down but its been popping up on folks' blogs all day."- Read the DCist story and find out what they suspect started the rumor.
|New Led Zeppelin Releases Planned|
The band will release the retrospective, ‘Mothership,' which features tracks chosen by the surviving members of the band - Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones – on November 12th.
‘Mothership' will include hits from all eight of Led Zeppelin's studio albums and will be available on "deluxe" and "collectors" editions featuring a bonus live DVD. There will also be a 4 LP edition, reports Billboard.- more on this story
|Britney's Bodyguard Assaults Photographers|
Britney's bodyguard, Cesar Julio Camera, 37, was issued a misdemeanor battery ticket after being accused of grabbing and punching one photographer and pushing another into a wall about 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the spa at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel-casino, according to AP.
"There were no signs of injuries to her or the children, nor is she listed as a victim," Las Vegas police Sgt. John Loretto said of Spears. "The only person issued a citation was Ms. Spears' private security guard, Mr. Camera," Loretto told AP.- Read the AP report here
|St. Louis Mayor Nixes Ike Turner Day|
Mayor Francis Slay has turned down a request from organizers of the Big Muddy Blues Festival to make Sept. 2 "Ike Turner Day." Turner, 75, is scheduled to perform that day at the blues festival in St. Louis.
Turner says he never asked for the honor.
He notes he already has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. [Despite
the wife beating issue with Tina Turner, Ike is credited with what many
consider the first rock n' roll song, "Rocket 88"]
- Ike discusses the Tina issues here
|Revelation Theory Hire A New Axeman|
You'll be able to see the new line-up next month when they join the "Bad Boys of Rock" tour with Hinder, Papa Roach and Buckcherry. That's set to kick off on August 19th in Lima, Oh and run for a little over a month before concluding on September 22nd in Oklahoma City.
The band is currently working with producers
Brian Howes (Hinder) and Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver, Staind) on their
sophomore album. No word yet on a release date.
- Check out the band's Myspace for tour dates etc.
|Metal in a Box|
The project will be packaged in a metal box resembling a Marshall guitar amp. The liner notes will include extensive photos, track commentary, interviews with Ronnie James Dio and Lita Ford and an essay by Metallica's Lars Ulrich. - Tracklisting
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