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|Silverchair Week: Waiting All Day|
The band is in the midst of a sold out tour Down Under (they'll be back Stateside in Nov) and we asked frontman Daniel Johns to pick some of his favorite tracks from the new album and tell us a little bit about them. Here he is with today's song "Waiting All Day ".
I wanted to write a track like Roy Orbison or something like that. A classic, old, timeless song with no tricks - a classic structure. I wrote the music with Julian Hamilton from The Presets. I really love what he does as a songwriter. We worked on the song together.- Preview tracks from the CD, get tour dates and more her
|Outlaws / Skynyrd Legend Dies|
Lynyrd Skynyrd issued a statement on their website "With our deepest sympathy we have lost another one of our brothers to the rock and roll heaven. We had many a good time writing and playing with Hughie and spent many miles on the road together. God bless his family and all the fans that love Hughie for his playing and singing. Out hearts and prayers go out to his family. He will be truly missed. Fly on Free Bird."
Thomasson was a founder of the legendary southern rock band The Outlaws and stayed with the band through several lineup changes, breakups and reformations. During their career they produced 13 albums and amassed a loyal following. Following one of their breakups, Thomasson joined Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1996 and stay with them up until the 2005 reunion of the Outlaws.- more on this story
|Zeppelin Reunion Conference Today|
NME.COM reports that that "the show will be held at O2, possibly on November 26, and is a charity gig being organized by legendary promoter Harvey Goldsmith." The band split when drummer John Bonham passed away and according to Dot Music it has been John Paul Jones that has held back on reformations under the Led Zeppelin name in the past.
They report: "Bass player John Paul Jones retained a twenty five percent ownership of the name and up until now has refused to let the band reform. The other quarter is owned by drummer John Bonham's son, Jason and all four will make up the band."- more on this story
|Trick Daddy Arrested|
Maybe he was just "f**kin' around" like in his famed song where he raps "slap that bitch on the third / ---- done caught wit a slurr / Cant see sh*t but a blurr" but police were called out to Tootsie's Cabaret shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday. When police arrived they report that the rapper, real name Maurice Young, smelled of alcohol and they found him cursing and "threatening staff at the club," according to the police report.
Police asked the rapper to leave the building, he refused and according tot he police report when the police asked him "to put his hands behind his back, he refused and started moving his arms around not to be handcuffed", thus the resisting arrest charge.- more on this story
|Beach Beatle Duet?|
Wilson debuted new song cycle 'That Lucky Old Sun' and ended the set with a cover of The Beatles classic 'Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band'.
It has also been confirmed by festival insiders that Sir Paul has been approached to play on Thursday night (September 13).- more on this story
|Kaiser Chiefs Cancel Tour|
"We'd like to apologize to fans in America and Canada, especially those who have already bought tickets, but something had to give. We've been extremely busy all year and had no time to focus on the future, we plan to have new material out as soon as possible and we've wanted to record all summer.
"This needs to happen before our European & UK shows at the end of the year so we can play a few of our new songs live, we're keen to explore new ground, beyond the sound of our first two records, so we're headed back into the studio to begin that process."- more on this story
|Underoath Extend Tour Plans|
The trek will take the band through 37 cities, kicking off September 22 in Houston. High profile stops include The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Friday, October 5 and the Nokia Theatre-Times Square in New York City on Wednesday, October 24. The fall trek will be filmed for a live concert and documentary DVD, release date is tbd.- more on this story including tour dates
|Down World Tour|
DOWN is set to release DOWN III-OVER THE UNDER on Sept. 25th through ILG/Warner Music Group. After releasing two records mainly as a side project, the band got together in the months before Hurricane Katrina to start working on new material. The band reconnected in New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina with a newfound purpose and focus on DOWN, and began work on their most ambitious record to date. - more on this story
|Neil Young Tour|
Fans that purchase tickets to any of the shows will also receive a copy of the album, according to Filter. We're not sure if that includes the two night Bridge School Benefit which takes place on October 27th and 28th.
The benefit shows will also include performances by Metallica, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Vedder with Flea & Jack Irons, Tom Waits and Kronos Quartet, John Mayer, Tegan & Sara and Regina Spektor.- more on this story
|Emmylou Harris' Songbird Boxset|
Rhino lets one of the most instantly recognizable voices of any genre call the tunes for this four-CD and one-DVD collection of career favorites, difficult-to-find material and live performances from her days with Gram Parsons and, later, the Hot Band to her bluegrass material and her fascinating concept album to her more recent solo albums and her most recent work Mark Knopfler. Songbird: Rare Tracks And Forgotten Gems will be available at all physical retail outlets and at www.rhino.com- full tracklist
|Dillinger Escape Plan Set Release, Tracklist and Tour|
According to a press release, they recorded Ire Works with long-time engineer Steve Evetts at Evetts-- Omen Room Studios in Los Angeles , CA . The band has unveiled the first preview track and album opener Fix Your Face exclusively via the bands MySpace.
When you have a new CD you have a new tour. The press release continues: The Dillinger Escape Plan has also unveiled the details for their first headlining tours in support of Ire Works.- more info including tracklist and tour dates
|Court Hears Nipplegate Appeal|
The third U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals in Philadelphia will decide if the Federal Communications Commission was right to impose a $550,000 fine.
CBS argued that it should not be penalized for broadcasting "fleeting, isolated, or unintended" images, reports BBC News.- more on this story
|Meshuggah Officially Cancel Tour|
Here is the message they posted on their website: We regrettably have to inform you that we have been forced to pull out of the November Euro tour with The Dillinger Escape Plan. There are several reasons for this. The main one being the fact that the album recording has taken longer than what was originally planned. As an effect of that - NB has moved the album release to Jan/Feb of 2008.
In light of this we choose to not do a tour that could compromise the outcome of the album as well as possibly delaying the release even more.- more on this story
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