|Winehouse Settles Songwriting Suit|
Gigwise has the report: Amy Winehouse has settled a copyright infringement suit over a song from her album 'Back To Black' out of court. The singer has agreed to pay songwriter and producer P*Nut - real name John Harrison - a share of the copyright from the song and payment of costs for co-writing the song 'He Can Only Hold Her'.
P*Nut received only a thankyou, and no songwriting credit, when the album was released last year. His solicitor says, "This represents a very satisfactory outcome for P*Nut, who considered his contribution to the song to be perfectly obvious."- more on this story
So for the less than 5% of our readers under 14, that for some odd reason missed the show, here is the full list of predictable winners. (and no we didn't make any of these up, these are the actual award names. We may have played a little with the artist names):
Monster Single of the Year : Haven't I heard that before? aka Rihanna "Umbrella" * Quadruple Threat of the Year : Justin "poodlehead" Timberlake * Best Collaboration : Beyoncé and Shakira "Beautiful Liar" * Male Artist of the Year : Justin Timberflake * Female Artist of the Year : Queen Vapid aka Fergie * Best Group : MTV Bitchboys a.k.a. Fall Out Boy * Best New Artist : Tiger Beat Rawkas aka Gym Class Heroes * Video of the Year : Generic R&B Girl aka Rihanna "Umbrella"-
|Project/Object Announce Fall Surge for Zappa Music|
Project/Object continually seeks to celebrate this successful insurgency into the minds of so many brand new young fans, as well as seasoned Zappa listeners. Featuring: Napoleon Murphy Brock - sax, vocals * Andre' Cholmondeley - guitar, vocals * Dave Johnsen - bass, vocals * Eric Slick - drums, vocals, electronics * Eric Svalgard - keys, vocals and special guests!- more on this story
|Sister Hazel Announce Santa's Playlist|
The making of the record became a unique endeavor in and of itself. Lead singer Ken Block explains: "We were all really motivated to make this CD, but in order for us to finish it in time for this year's holiday, we had to do a lot of tracking on the road. We recorded in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Memphis, Atlanta, Myrtle Beach, Dallas, and Gainesville while we were touring. That in itself created a great energy. It was a lot of work, but we had a blast." That was not the only new experience for the Hazel boys. "Each of us got to bring in three songs and produce them," explains guitarist Ryan Newell. "Being in a band with five equal voices, it was a great experience to see each one of us take turns in the producer seat," adds vocalist/guitarist Drew Copeland. - more on this story
Topics include Blasko, Ozzfest, Static X, Megadeth, Tyler Fyre, fame, songwriting, and future plans. The podcast also includes an interview Strigl conducted with Black Metal Ray from Dirt Talk.
Additional podcasts topics covered by Strigl and Ostronomy include Chthonic, Tin Man, Battlestar Galatica, Verizon Fios, AC/DC digital downloads, and Rock Nation Radio. The podcast can be downloaded at this- location
|Invitro Release Parties|
Invitro is the new project from ex-Snot/Soulfly guitarist Mikey Doling that has been creating a whirlwind of attention from critics and fans. The Los Angeles based group has been leaving audiences stunned with their energetic live shows and quirky tin-foil costumes on tours with Sevendust, Static-X, Hellyeah and Family Values.
An exclusive stream of Invitro's debut album, "When I Was A Planet" has been posted on the group's MySpace page The album will land on September 11th, 2007 through Gridiron Records. Check it out- here
|Snoop Balls For Charity|
"We are excited about Snoop Dogg's live performance and his involvement with the show," says Ball producer Howard Mauskopf, "but we are blown away by his generosity. This is a true case of an artist doing the right thing. Snoop's people came up with the idea for all the initial money to go to a neighborhood charity called The Healing Circle – these are mothers who have lost children to inner city violence. The Healing Circle provides support for them, as they have already suffered the worst loss a mother can suffer, and are so easily forgotten by our harsh society. We think these are the most real victims of violent crime. We also like the fact that this is a charity you don't read about in the society pages – no fancy dinners here. Money is paid directly to those in need; we sincerely hope to change lives. Snoop is doing a wonderful thing. We're just glad the Ball can assist."- more on this story
|From Autumn To Ashes Correction|
We apologize to Josh for getting that wrong. He didn't issue a statement about his decision to leave the band but the band did and had this to say: "We will miss Josh Newton very much and have enjoyed the last 3 years of making music together. We could have never survived the hardships of the last year and could have never rebuilt the band without his efforts and humor. I'm sure whatever he does next will be amazing so keep your eyes and ears open for that."
The regrouped From Autumn To Ashes will head out on tour with Silverstein, Strike Anywhere, And A Day To Remember on October 2nd. Dates etc etc can be found- here
|LucaBrasi Set Release|
Currently in the studio with friend, cohort and co-conspirator, John Pessoni, LucaBrasi is recording and crafting their first - and yet to be titled - full length release.
Their brand of organically grown rock - cultivated with friendship, a mutual love for music and the desire to be a part of something special - is being captured at a high level in Pessoni's studio in Affton, MO...and the members of LucaBrasi are looking forward to sharing the songs with everyone...hence the early demos on this page. Rock them well, tell a friend, check back for more updates and keep your eyes peeled for LucaBrasi.- Myspace page
|Alter Bridge and Another Animal Tour|
Here are the dates at press time:
9/14 Orlando, FL – The Social
10/2 Tallahassee, FL – Flyd's Music Store
10/4 Charleston, SC – The Plex
10/5 Chattanooga, TN – Club Fathom
10/6 Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
10/8 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/9 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues- more on this story
|Fall From Grace Win Bodog Battle of the Bands|
Musicians and celebrities, such as A. Jay from Lit, John 5, Fletcher Dragge from Pennywise, Scott Shiflett of Viva Death (ex-Face To Face), members of I am Ghost, rock drummer Carmine Appice, Chris Slade (ex-AC/DC), actor Anthony Michael Hall, actress Rena Riffel and Average Joe bachelorette Anna Chudoba, joined Bodog Music Battle of the Bands judges Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited (PiL), Billy Duffy of The Cult and punk-goddess/Bodog Music recording artist Bif Naked, along with host Stryker (co-host of syndicated radio show "Loveline") at the show's live finale.- more on this story
|Evans Blue Rockline|
The band will perform four acoustic songs from the new album, The Pursuit Begins When This portrayal Of Life Ends, which is in stores now.
Fans can talk live with Evans Blue by calling 800-344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you or if you miss the show Monday, go to- http://www.rocklineradio.com
|Critical Bill Go Downtown The World|
The band built a massive following headlining shows and touring extensively with the formidable "Kansas City Rap King" Tech N9ne. They've also shared stages with DMX, Uncle Kracker, Puddle Of Mudd, Hed PE, Dope, and Mushroomhead, among others. Within the last eighteen months, the band has played 300+ shows, to more then 250,000 people, with no end in sight.- more on this story
|Rammstein Guitar Contest|