|Bullet For My Valentine Week: Disappear|
Matt: This was one of the early ones – actually, it was written the same day as "Scream Aim Fire," we had a good day, that day. Moose had a good analogy for what it's about…
Moose: It's like, if anyone's ever seen the movie "Reservoir Dogs" by Quentin Tarantino, there's a scene in there where one of the Misters, I don't know if it's Mr. Pink or Mr. Blonde or whatever, has got some policeman tied to a chair and it's kind of like being in that situation but with the person who used to tease you or bully you.
Matt: It's kind of like a "Waking The Demon-esque" theme, but being bullied and getting them back, getting vengeance and stuff.
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|Zeppelin Will Tour|
Speaking to reporters in Tokyo earlier today, the guitarist said that Robert Plant's forthcoming tour with bluegrass star Alison Krauss to promote their 'Raising Sand' album would take precedence over any Led Zeppelin activity.
"I can assure you the amount of work that we put into the O2 (concert), for ourselves rehearsing and the staging of it, was probably what you put into a world tour," Page told Reuters.- more on this story
|Eminem & Dr Dre Get Trick Tricked|
'The Villian', which has yet to be given a release date, sees Eminem perform the vocals on a track called 'Who Want It', while Dr Dre has produced the song 'Hold On'.
Speaking about Eminem's contribution to MTV, Trick Trick revealed that the rapper is still "the coldest that ever did it".
"The game needs his album. He's rapping on [my album track] 'Who Want It.' He's like, 'Who want it?' [In the song] he's hanging out and these f**king idiots are always at it. If you want it, come get it", he said.- more on this story
Modest Mouse and The National will open all dates on the trek, which begins in Vancouver, BC on May 23, with dates announced up to June 21 in Atlanta.
R.E.M. will also play the Langerado Festival in Florida on March 8 and the SXSW festival in Austin, TX on March 12.- dates
|Diana Ross Booed|
Patrons in the stadium-sized arena were unable to see her, so they wanted to put her performance up on the big screen. A concert organizer said, "It was at the eleventh hour that her manager said she wouldn't allow us to IMAG (In Vivo Imaging) her performance and, if any cameras were present, she would not go onstage." Attendees paid from $80 to $307 to attend the concert, where Ross, who was reportedly paid $300,000 for the gig, performed an hour-long set with fellow headliners Mary Mary, Billy Ocean and KoKo Taylor.
Hisses turned to full-out boos when Ross started her set with Supremes hits -- and the crowd beyond the first section couldn't see her -- and the booing continued throughout her set.
|Disturbed May Pull A Radiohead|
The group is reportedly working on a number of promotional ideas to support the record. Singer David Draiman, a strong proponent of making music a purely digital product, told The Pulse of Radio that the band will nevertheless add a lot of extra features to the CD.
"I definitely am all for any record companies being as aggressive as they can about moving towards just completely digital-based media," he said. "But we will continue to try and do things, and we're still going to do things this record cycle as well, to try and make it where there's a reason to buy it that's beyond what we're doing just musically."- more on this story
|Ozzfest 08 Rumors|
The metal report can confirm that SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, and 5 FINGER DEATH PUNCH will in fact be apart of the [Corp name removed] MAYHEM tour line up. Other rumored artists are AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ATREYU, DRAGONFORCE, MACHINE HEAD, MUDVAYNE, SEVENDUST, and WALLS OF JERICHO.
Since the announcement of the [Corp name removed] MAYHEM tour and it's rumored line up, fans have been curious to see what kind of line up OZZFEST will offer. OZZY OSBOURNE stated he will headline each show with his solo band, featuring legendary guitarist ZAKK WYLDE. JUDAS PRIEST has been rumored to co-headline in 2008, however new rumors are now suggesting the band may tour with HEAVEN & HELL instead of OZZFEST. [If the Heaven & Hell/Priest Tour comes off you know where you'll find us.]
|Israel Lifts Beatle Ban|
The Middle Eastern nation banned the fab four from performing in the country back in 1965 over fears that their music would corrupt the youth.
Now, the Israeli ambassador to London, Ron Prosor, is calling on Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to visit the country this May as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations.- more on this story
|Neil Young High Def|
Young, who has not been a proponent of the CD for this project because of its audio limitations, claims technology has caught up with the times, and unlike major record labels, Young has decided to embrace it.
The tentative release date was February 19th, but will now be closer to October.- more on this story
|Testament Hitting the Road|
The album marks Testament's Nuclear Blast debut, and it is the first new studio album from the band since 1999's landmark "The Gathering."
"The Formation of Damnation" features the classic lineup of Chuck Billy on vocals, Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick on guitar, and Greg Christian on bass- more on this story
|Labels Deny Free Downloads|
The service, Qtrax, boasted it would carry up to 30 million tracks from "all the major labels".
But Warner, EMI and Universal all say they have not licensed their music.- more on this story
|Hopesfall Vs Trustkill|
Soon thereafter, Trabue was interviewed by Ryan's Rock Show and claimed, among other things, that Trustkill left Hopesfall $20,000 in debt.
Ryan's Rock Show has since conducted an interview with Trustkill president Josh Grabelle, during which Grabelle responded: "[Trabue] does not speak a shred of truth... I heard those guys got into some pretty hardcore drugs... and they are just miserable."- more on this story
|Judas Priest for Download?|
Despite many rumours, up until now organisers have stayed tight-lipped about the line-up for the highlight of the rock calendar. However, according to Virtual Festivals, Download organiser Andy Copping has hinted that the Priest will play.
He made the admission at the second fans' forum in London, where organisers met the punters themselves to discuss the event in detail.- see who else is rumored to play
|From Autumn To Ashes Injury|
"Last night of UK. Show goes great as all of the previous ones have. We've broken even on expenses with 3 weeks of tour left. This is great. Spirits are high. After the set the bus is loaded we're saying goodbye to Hundred Reasons and taking pictures. I'm walking in between the side of the bus and the club -- tight fit, it's dark – and an inconsistency in the sidewalk causes me to lose balance. I can't fall completely over, because I fall into the bus. I land on the ground straight down onto my ankle. I hear and feel a distinct crack. "Are you okay?". "No. No, I'm not." They help me up and usher me into the lower lounge of the bus. Not much ice in the club. Anthony, our tour manager, gets me some cubes wrapped in a napkin and I try to ice it down. No "visible" damage. Nothing feels out of place with some cursory pokes around the area. Feeling in the extremities, everything is moving. It's sore but not terrible. For now.
I go to bed, I'm gonna sleep this off. No such luck. It feels like someone is holding my foot in the mouth of hell itself. I retire to the the TV lounge. I watch a movie. This thing hurts. I take off my shoe, my foot looks like someone inflated it with a bike pump. Everyone that comes into the TV lounge says the same thing, "Holy ----!" Really, that's exactly what everyone says. OK, I'm not sleeping at this point, No ibuprofen, no ice on hand. I'm toughing this one out, there's a lot of DVD's here, I'm gonna watch 'em!- A bit like the Energizer Bunny, Jeff's story continues here
|Kurt Cobain About A Son DVD Release Set|
Not since the late 1960s and early 1970s has there been a musical artist who so completely spoke for an entire generation. After the breakup of the Beatles and the tragic deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin, there were few music icons left of their magnitude – until the meteoric success of Nirvana and their breakthrough Nevermind. Following Kurt Cobain's suicide three years later, Kurt became the icon for Generation X and remains so for today's youth as well.- more on this story
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