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|Someone Forgot to Tell Led Zeppelin About Reunion|
Weezer is just polishing up a batch of songs for a recording session that is going to start at the beginning of July. This will be the final recording session for our 6th album which we aim to put out in the first half of 2008. We hope you are all having good times.
R-dawg"- Click Here for the Full Story
|Live Earth Show Cancelled|
Reports in the Turkish press pointed to the non-appearance of promised government support and a failure to attract sponsorship from big business as the reasons for the concert being nixed.
No tickets went on sale, so the public will not be out of pocket.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Serious Crash Sidelines Band|
"We were heading out on tour and our back left tire blew out and sent us rolling our van and all our equipment 7 times from the freeway down the hill. We lost our van and a lot of merch and equipment and were all hospitalized. We still look to tour and make some major announcements regarding members and tour plans in the band. But about the crash, we are left with nothing and we need to buy new equipment, a new van, and medical bills.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Dimebag Family Vs Bio Author|
"The family of the late Dimebag Darrell Abbott has not authorized nor co-operated with Zac Crain on his upcoming book on Dimebag, scheduled for release on Perseus Books in November of 2007. In addition, Mr. Crain did not know Dimebag personally.
"Mr. Crain's request to the family was denied. Among other reasons, during his tenure as music editor of the Dallas Observer, Mr. Crain wrote nothing but negative reviews about PANTERA's music."[see full story for some of the insulting crap that he wrote about Pantera]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Foxy Brown Robbed|
Four people teamed up to rob the racy rapper of a Louis Vuitton bag, $500 in cash and credit cards around 5:30 a.m. Saturday in the East New York section of Brooklyn, police said.
Roshawn Anthony, 23, was arraigned Sunday on charges of robbery, assault and grand larceny [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Rage Against Voodoo Pumpkins|
more stories including: Live Earth Show Canceled- Serious Crash Sidelines Band- Foxy Brown Robbed- Rage Against Voodoo Pumpkins- The Cure- George Harrison- Dimebag Family Vs Bio Author- Korn- Glastonbury Death- Sammy Hagar- Green Day- Taking Back Live Earth- Staind- Third Eye Blind- Primer 55- Al Green- Ill Bill- Snow Patrol- more
|Day of Silence for the Day in Rock|
You can help stop this from happening by contacting your members of Congress and asking them to support the The Internet Radio Equality Act, which will stop this unfair tax on Internet radio while insuring the stations pay their FAIR share of royalties (the same as Satellite radio). See the full story link for more information and to find the contact info for your members of Congress. - Click Here for the Full Story
|Iggy Pop's Paki Uproar|
Hosts Jo Whiley and Mark Radcliffe made no on-air apology on Saturday night (June 23) prompting three viewer complaints.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|The Verve Reform|
Richard Ashcroft, Nick McCabe, Simon Jones and Pete Salisbury will return to the studio after a summer break to complete their next album.
They will then embark on an arena tour with a total of six UK shows in early November beginning with two dates at Glasgow Academy in November 2nd and 3rd.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Velvet Revolver Leak|
"Libertad", will be released on July 3.
VELVET REVOLVER and ALICE IN CHAINS will team up for a North American tour beginning early August.[see full story for some video goodies]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Ryan Adams Tour|
28 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
29 - Boston, MA - Somerville Theater
10 - Charlottesville, VA - Paramount Theatre
11 - Louisville, KY - Brown Theatre
12 - Germantown, TN - Germantown Performing Arts Center
14 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theatre
19 - Los Angeles, CA - Wilshire Ebell
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Drinks Americas Holdings Ltd., the company behind a Donald Trump vodka, Willie Nelson's "Old Whiskey River" bourbon and a line of Paul Newman-branded juice drinks, is set to announce today an agreement with Universal Music Group's Interscope Geffen A&M label group. Universal Music Group is owned by French media conglomerate Vivendi SA.
The idea of the deal, executives of both companies said, is to come up with brands of drinks -- both alcoholic and nonalcoholic -- that bear the imprimatur of artists on Interscope's roster, which includes Eminem, producer Dr. Dre and Sting. [say what you want about David Geffen but he got rich the old fashioned way... by putting out music that people wanted but no other label had the balls to release. Read more about this lunacy at the full story link.] - Click Here for the Full Story
more stories including: Led Zeppelin Reunion- Legal Free Download Service?- Eminem Beer- Iggy Pop's Paki Uproar- Crowded House- The Verve Reform- Velvet Revolver- Hostility- Aerosmith- Shadows Fall- Hippy Orchestra- Thrice- Mars Volta- Cold Bizkit- Fair To Midland- Hacienda Brothers- K-Os- Trey Anastasio- Free Glastonbury- Maroon 5- more
|Surgery DeWarps The Used|
The band is incredibly disappointed but promised to return to touring in the USA in early September with headlining dates. "Kevin Lyman and the Van's Warped tour have been amazing supporters of our band and we are truly saddened that we won't be able to perform on this year's tour," states Quinn Allman, The Used's guitarist. We hope to have new tour details ready for release shortly. - Click Here for the Full Story
|Country Jovi a Hit|
The made of MTV band beat out The White Stripes for the top spot with 50,000 more units sold. Jack Whites latest "Icky Thump" moved 223,000 units for the No 2 spot. Country fans seemed to have turned to Jovi spandex as last week's chart topper Toby Keith's "Big Dog Daddy" suffered a 64% sales decline to land at No. 4 with 73,000.
Former chart toppers Linkin Park and Maroon 5 are hanging in there, remaining in the Top 10 another week.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Foo and Cambria|
|Boyband Con Man Indicted|
Lou Pearlman, 53, was indicted on three counts of bank fraud, and single counts of mail and wire fraud for business with Evansville, Ind.-based Integra Bank N.A., according to court documents.
Pearlman is most famous for forming boy bands in the '90s, but was also involved in airplane charter, real estate, model scouting and restaurant ventures.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Mom sues RIAA|
The recording industry sued Tanya J. Andersen, 44, in 2005, accusing her of violating copyright laws by illegally downloading music onto her computer. Andersen claims in a suit she filed last week in U.S. District Court in Oregon that the recording industry refused to drop its case after its own expert supported her claims of innocence.
Instead, industry officials threatened to interrogate Andersen's 10-year-old daughter, Kylee, if she didn't pay thousands of dollars. The intimidation included attempts to contact Kylee directly. A woman claiming to be Kylee's grandmother called the girl's former elementary school inquiring about her attendance, according to Andersen's suit. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
more stories including: Axl Vs Fan- Country Jovi a Hit- Foo and Cambria- Used Surgery- Weezer Returns- Morrissey Halts Show- Boyband Con Man Indicted- Meatless Idol is Sexy- Fiddy in Pacino, de Niro Film- Spice Girls- Death Angel Singer Almost Loses An Eye- Invitro- Mom sues RIAA- Rage Against Vegoose- Chieftains- Ben Jelen- more
|50 Cent Lip Sync|
If Net radio stations don't win their fight, playing whatever they want will become prohibitively expensive. Playing crap, however, won't be. Under the new rules it would be economically logical for cash-strapped Webcasters to take discounted rates to play music the labels want them to play. Instead of the labels paying the Webcasters, the Webcasters pay the labels less. Dark payola.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Old Spice Tour|
The group said the shows would be in Los Angeles on Dec. 7; Las Vegas on Dec. 8; New York on Dec. 11; London on Dec. 15; Cologne, Germany, on Dec. 20; Madrid, Spain, on Dec. 23; Beijing on Jan. 10; Hong Kong on Jan. 12[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Tantric Lose Members|
Due to pressing personal health matters, I must sadly inform you that I will be taking a hiatus from touring with Kittie commencing immediately. With the complete and ongoing support from the band and management it is clear, as unfortunate it is, that these matters be addressed promptly. I want to thank everyone for the tremendous support over these past two years. It has been nothing but an amazing experience so far and this decision has been made to do what is best for everyone.
Trish Doan- Click Here for the Full Story
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