|Winehouse Gets Away With Crack Video|
Gigwise has the story on the cracked justice: Amy Winehouse will face no further action over a video which supposedly showed her smoking crack cocaine. The singer questioned earlier this month after voluntarily attending a police station in East London.
The arrest was in connection with a video that was passed to the Metropolitan Police in January. "The Crown Prosecution Service has now reviewed the case and no further action is being taken," a police spokesperson said.- more on this story
|Van Halen, The Eagles, Linkin Park To Be Guitar Heroes|
Aside from the special-editions of Guitar Hero III, the true successor will have some funky new additions including custom song creation and support for multiple instruments, reports C3 News.
Guitar Hero IV, due for release this fall, is said to include drum and vocal work (much like EA's Rock Band effort), alongside the expected Bass and Guitar. [Will they then change the name of the game? We also hear that Gibson is working on their own alternative to Guitar Hero and Rock Band. It rumored be a package that includes a real guitar and a real amp, but you'll have to come up with the music on your own.]- more on this story
|Lamb of God Drummer Moonlighting|
Chris commented on his new monthly column: "I'm flattered and amazed to be asked to contribute a column to the magazine. As I mention in the column this month, I'm not the typical MD model. I'm not the Berklee kid - I'm the kid with the long hair and denim jacket that figured it out my way. I hope the column serves as a beacon to players like myself who may feel overwhelmed by MD magazine. It's great of MD to recognize the organic, self-taught style, and I hope to empower those readers who play from their heart, not just from the exercises we read. I'm already receiving very positive feedback and questions from readers and can't wait bring a bit different perspective to them."
Readers and fans are encouraged to write in with questions for Chris. Send an e-mail to email@example.com with "For Chris Adler" in the subject line.- more on this story
|Should Pete Doherty Be Out of Prison?|
The Babyshambles singer said that he only passed the test because he used someone else's urine sample.
"I was pretty much back into the [heroin] cycle. I was banging it," Doherty explained. Doherty was released from Wormwood Scrubs prison last week, after serving just 29 days of a 14-week sentence for probation violation.- more on this story
|Slightly Stoopid Tailgate 2008 Summer Tour|
This will be the band's first-ever sole headlining trek of amphitheatres and will feature Pepper and reggae legends Sly & Robbie. And let's not forget the arrival of the group's tenth release overall - the odds and ends collection "Slightly Not Stoned Enough to Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid" - which is the latest release for the group's newly formed label, Stoopid Records.
"We did an album called 'Closer to the Sun,' and we had a bunch of songs - we went in and recorded 50 or 60 songs because we were having so much fun," explains Kyle. "We had way too much for that album - we put out "Not Stoned Enough' originally as a six-song bonus CD, only available in a limited pressing, with the pre-sale of the original album. People ended up liking it but not being able to get it. We went in and recorded some more songs in a session with the Inner Circle guys at their Circle House Studios in Miami, added a couple of songs from here and there, and just wrapped it up."- more including dates
|Fatboy Slim Is No More|
But the DJing legend is keeping schtum about them until he makes his decision. He said: "Yes, I am ditching the Fatboy Slim name but I can't tell you the new one.
"I'm going to take the Fifth Amendment on that question and not say because I'll get myself into trouble."- But they did get him to admit to one name he's toying with.
|Oops Britney Crashes Again|
Her bodyguard got out and talked to the other woman. The red Explorer Brit hit [at the time of this report] following her back to Britney's home.
Britney was stopped at a light and, for some reason, accelerated when the light was still red, hitting the Explorer stopped in front of her, causing minor damage.- watch the video
|A Perfect Circle Never Ends|
Keenan wrote, "As many of you may have heard, Billy and I are engaged in our own little projects for the moment. His is called Ashes Divide and mine is called Puscifer...Please be advised that A Perfect Circle and Tool are still alive and well. This is simply MORE."
A Perfect Circle went on hiatus in 2004 after issuing three studio albums and one live set, while Keenan went back to work with Tool and Howerdel began assembling Ashes Divide.- more on this story
|Megadeth Vs Dickheads|
"Some dickhead threw a beer or something on the soundboard, thus making Dave, and I'm sure the whole crew, pissed off and on edge. ---- getting thrown on stage fueled the tension and at the pinicle, some dickheads ran across stage during 'A Toute Le Monde' causing the band to walk off stage for 20 or so minutes. (I presume during that time, Dave and co. kicked the f**king sh*t out of the guy who got caught on stage.)
"Dave comes back on stage to give the lowdown and chew out security. Gives a solid speech on the situation and the utter lack of respect it is to have sh*t thrown on stage/people get on stage."- [read more about the dickheads here]
|Coldplay Add Dates, Panic At The Disco, Nick Cave, Robyn Ditches Shows for TV, It Dies Today CSI, Open Alanis, Pendulum UFOs, CSNY Movie, more|
Australian musician Nick Cave joined by his clan of Bad Seeds have extended their North American tour with a couple new shows. Don't miss out on your chance to see live organ and 12-string lute! dates
Robyn had to postpone the following live dates on her US tour, 5/13 in Portland and 5/14 in Seattle due to TV commitments. These dates are currently being rescheduled for early fall, and are due to be announced within the next two weeks. All ticket holders should hold on to their tickets as they will be valid for the upcoming rescheduled shows.
Alanis Morissette opens up about her new album, Flavors of Entanglement. You'll hear Alanis' personal thoughts on the album in this video clip as well as info about the upcoming tour and her inspiration behind the single "Underneath.". Flavors of Entanglement is due out in the US on June 10th. watch the video here
Check out the brand new video from Panic At The Disco for the track "That Green Gentleman". You can watch it here
It Dies Today is currently working on a new album. The effort has been titled "Lividity" and will be available this fall via Trustkill Records. Singer Jason Wood elaborates: "We're really pumped about this new record! Lividity is a medical term (as I am a huge fan of CSI) that means when you die all your blood in your body settles, so where you're lying is a bruise covering that part of your body. more
Pendulum have just released their U.S. debut album, In Silico. The UK band fuses hard-rock guitars with trance rhythms and techno beats. One critic described their high-energy sound as, "…if Jean Michel Jarre teamed up with Prodigy and jammed with Tool guitarist Adam Jones." Check out the band's UFO filled video for their single, "Granite" here
Rob Dickinson, former frontman of highly influential British band Catherine Wheel is set to re-release his debut solo album, Fresh Wine For The Horses. The album will be released as a two disc set on June 10th. The album will be released with one new song, "End Of The World". The bonus disc will contain 6 acoustic versions of classic Catherine Wheel songs. Check out the mp3 of the single
Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions are finalizing a deal for U.S. rights to the politically charged Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young documentary "CSNY -- Deja Vu." The feature, directed by Neil Young, chronicles the rock group's 2006 tour in support of Young's "Living in War" album. more
Murphy Lee is debuting the new video for "Murph Derrty," the first single from his upcoming album You See Me. Best known for "Shake Ya Tailfeather" and "Wat Da Hook Gon Be," Murphy Lee returns to the scene with another derrty track. watch it here
Larry Levine, the recording engineer who helped Phil Spector re-invent rock 'n' roll music with his "Wall of Sound" technique and won a Grammy for his work with Herb Alpert, died on his 80th birthday, his family said Tuesday.
|10 Years Week: Day 4 "Drug of Choice"|
This song was really fun to create. It's a bit out of character for us. It has a bit of a punk rock feel to it and is so much fun to play. This song is simply about American pop culture and our fascination with being completely over-stimulated. The first line of the song is "Sex always sells, death is a thrill, entertain my lack of patience." I think that line sums up the whole song. Considering all the media coverage of people like Britney Spears and all the other televised train wrecks out there it's pretty damn apparent that as a culture we love to be the fly on the nearest wall to a disaster. America is a buffet of sex, drugs, rock & roll, and whatever else you want. "What is your drug of choice? Pick your poison and enjoy!"- Preview the album, learn more about the band, grab tour dates and more right here
|. Dropkick Murphys - The Meanest of Times|
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