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|Ann Wilson Week: Immigrant Song|
My love of Led Zeppelin is very much a matter of public record. Have I heard from the guys yet? No, and as Helen Mirren said when she was asked about the Queen seeing The Queen, I don't think we'll ever really know what they think of this. If you're going to re-record a Zeppelin song, I think you have to reinvent it and that's where Ben Mink just shone. Ben said, "Why don't we just start you out like Yma Sumac and take the song way, way North African?" Our version starts a little like a little dot on the horizon, but by the time it's done you've been overrun by all the barbarians. - Preview a couple tracks off the CD, grab tour dates and more right here!
|It's Ok to Urinate On Fans|
"The 20-year-old singer was charged with Common Assault on the 8th of April this year after a 26-year-old woman he met at Rock City, Nottingham, accused him of splashing urine on her dress whilst she was present on their tour bus."
Drowned in Sound tell a bit different story
of the incident. They say that he was said to have urinated on a female
fan before throwing a bottle at her, leading to a facial injury and a witness
at the time reported: "He called her a dyke and first pissed on her before
him and the rest of the band threw her and her friend off the bus"?
- Read the DiS story
|R.Kelly Kiddie Porn Trial Delayed Again|
Jam! Reports: Five years after being charged with child pornography, the R&B star's trial had been set to start on September 17. But a Cook County judge has postponed it because the lead prosecutor had a baby recently.
Kelly was charged in 2002 and is accused of engaging in videotaped sex acts with an underage girl. Since his arrest, the case has been hit with numerous delays. A new date hasn't been set.- the full Jam! story
|Anthony Explains Van Halen Snubbings|
In a new interview, Anthony says that he found out about the current reunion with David Lee Roth online and confirmed the rumor that Eddie Van Halen tried to keep him from taking part in the band's 2004 reunion with Sammy Hagar. He explained where the bad blood came from. "[Eddie] was always put off that I was going out and playing with Sammy when we weren't doing anything. It wasn't like I was doing it to spite anybody. I was just tired of sitting at home and doing nothing," Anthony tells Rolling Stone. "Sammy asked me one day if I would like to come out and maybe make an appearance at one or two of [his] shows and have some fun, and I said, 'Yeah, great.' It kind of snowballed into me coming out and doing a few songs with him here and there."- more on this story
|Klaxons Win Mercury Prize|
When receiving the award bassist/vocalist Jamie Reynolds stated "The Mercury Prize is about pushing music forward and this is what we did." Reynolds also said the band was "stunned'' because of the competition from Winehouse and the Arctic Monkeys especially. "A year ago today we were in the studio recording our album and watching the Arctic Monkeys win the Mercury,'' Reynolds said, "...we did not imagine that we would ever follow them or at least not so soon.''
Gigwise caught up with Reynolds and he tells them of the band's plans for the prize money- more on this story
|The Game Going To Trial|
The rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, faces counts of making criminal threats, possession of a firearm in a school zone and exhibiting a firearm on the grounds of a facility for minors.
A Superior Court commissioner ordered him arraigned on Sept. 25. Taylor remains free on $50,000 bail. If convicted, he could face more than five years in prison.- more on this story
|Metallica Unplugged Gig|
As usual, the line-up is stellar and we're looking forward to seeing TOM WAITS, Eddie Vedder (with Flea & Jack Irons), JOHN MAYER, of course NEIL YOUNG, and others perform those days. Tickets are on sale this Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 10:00 AM and for more details, please see the official press release below. Met Club members should check www.metclub.com for Clubber pre-sale information.
Started by Neil and Peggy Young, the Bridge School is a non-profit organization assisting individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities and is an internationally recognized leader in the education of children who use augmentative and alternative communication. The annual benefit concerts provide the majority of the funding for the school's operation.- more on this story
|Strokes Delay Again|
Hammond Jr. and his band have booked five weeks in the Electric Lady Studios in New York starting at the end of October to record the follow-up to last years', 'Yours To Keep.'
Announcing the news on his Myspace page,
here, Hammond Jr. also thanked fans who had supported him over the past
nine months, admitting that he'd "had to time of my life."
- more on this story
|Lamb Of God Go Platinum|
As a band we are extremely humbled by this achievement - it's rare that a band like ourselves receives this honor. Again, we pass along the thanks and praise to those of you who picked up Killadelphia. This is an accomplishment that we share with all of you. Thank you, congratulations and cheers! See you all soon - Stay Metal 'till then!"
Lamb Of God's "Killadelphia" highlights every facet of the bands unforgiving live performance recorded from two unforgettable Sold-Out concerts at Philadelphia's legendary Trocadero.- more on this story
|Yeah Yeah Yeahs Going to China|
YEAH YEAH YEAHS TO ROCK CHINA! China to rock yeah yeah yeahs is more like it...
The far east beckons and YYYs are off to play our mad music at the MODERN SKY FEST in HAIDIAN PARK BEIJING on October 4th- What better year to make our debut than the year of the Fire Pig? It's a dangerous cocktail: China, YYYs, pigs, fire...anyone got a light?- more on this story
|Extra Helping of the Beatles|
The DVD will be a 2-disc set. Disc 1 will feature the original film digitally restored with a newly created 5.1 soundtrack, while Disc 2 contains an hour of extra features, including: -- The Beatles in Help! -- 30 minute documentary about the making of the film with Richard Lester, the cast and crew. Includes exclusive behind the scenes footage of The Beatles on set. -- A Missing Scene -- Featuring Wendy Richard -- The Restoration of Help! -- An in depth look at the restoration process. -- Memories of Help! -- The cast and crew reminisce -- Theatrical Trailers -- 2 US trailers and 1 Spanish trailer. -- 1965 US Radio Spots -- Hidden in disc menus.
There will be 2 editions of the DVD -- a standard digipack and a deluxe boxed set- more on this story
|Los Lobos Join Mellencamp Tour|
Mellencamp and his band have just completed work on tracks for a new, as yet untitled album recorded at Mellencamp's studio, produced by T Bone Burnett. While a broad spectrum of Mellencamp's repertoire, reflecting four decades of recording, will be represented in the fall tour dates, it is also expected that some of the unreleased songs from the new sessions will be previewed as well.
Likewise, Los Lobos will be highlighting songs from the breadth of their career, including their latest album Town and City, using musical molds built on the blues, rockabilly, jazz, Latin and their own Mexican-American heritage.- more on this story
|Hatebreed Lose More Hardcore Cred with New Clothing Line|
Metal Underground reports that bassist Chris Beattie has launched a clothing line called Bridgeport Republic. "Bridgeport Republic is dedicated to reflecting individuality with a universal line of quality apparel which honors and represents an independent yet unified lifestyle rooted in the streets," says Beattie. "We plan to inspire a whole new generation and breathe new life into the way apparel industry."
Can Hatebreed lunchboxes be far behind? - Metal Underground Story
|Ministry & Co-Conspirators|
And collaboration is at the root of Cover Up, a soon-to-be-released album of some of Al's personal favorite songs being recorded by Ministry & Co-Conspirators in his El Paso, TX compound, 13th Planet Studios. Ministry and Co-Conspirators' Cover Up is expected to street in April 2008.
In addition to core Ministry members guitarist Sin Quirin (Revolting Cocks) and bassist Paul Raven (Killing Joke/Prong/Mob Research) Jourgensen enlisted an impressive group of co-conspirators for Cover Up - Fear Factory front man Burton C. Bell (also Ascension of The Watchers) sings on the Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb," Tony Campos (bass) and Wayne Static (vocals) from Static X are on the Beatles' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)," and Prong's Tommy Victor (vocals) and Mountain's Leslie West (guitar) do justice to Mountain's classic "Mississippi Queen." - more on this story
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