|Led Zeppelin Plan 4 North American Shows|
So NME confirmed late last year that Led Zeppelin had plans to go on tour sometime in 2008. Well, a reliable source just gave me a scoop on some Toronto dates. Apparently these dates will be announced shortly...but now you know.
No fancy tour of the U.S., but Toronto will have FOUR dates at Skydome/Rogers Centre this coming August. AMAZING. Hardly any bands play Skydome anymore because it's such a juggernaut of a venue and impossible to fill unless you're, well, Led Zeppelin. Or maybe Backstreet Boys.- more on this story
|Suge To Get A Rematch In The Boxing Ring?|
TMZ has learned that several Las Vegas promoters -- including Jeff Beacher of Beacher's Madhouse -- have invited Suge Knight and the guy who knocked him out to face up in a bare-knuckled cage match.
TMZ later got a hold of the guy who fought Suge and learned: If someone wants to pay the guy who knocked out Suge Knight $1 mil to fight him for real in Vegas -- like TMZ reported -- he'll take it.- Watch the video
|Miley Cyrus Stole Song?|
The band listened to both tracks and realized the similarities themselves. "Scotty Doesn't Know" was recorded for the movie EUROTRIP, starring Matt Damon, which was released in 2004, and well in advance of Cyrus' "Rockstar", released in 2006. In another strange coincidence their producer out of Boston, was connected to the television hit series "Hannah Montana". The idea was now not so farfetched. The band also noticed something on the Billboard Magazine charts - "Scotty Doesn't Know" was at 75 while Ms. Cyrus was just starting to work her way up the charts - her song "Who Said" was at 92.
When confronted with the idea, the producer refused to return calls. Nick Cloutman, Lustra's guitarist, offered, "Although we are very flattered that Ms. Cyrus took this route, we would have preferred some credit."
|Wedding Fall Out As Witchhunt Finds Pregnant Ashlee|
Barely a month has passed since Ashlee announced her engagement to Wentz. Barely a month has passed since the pregnancy rumours started. Back then Pete Wentz said this: There is a witch hunt for people to be pregnant whenever they get engaged in Hollywood. This is all news to me. Oh yeah, hecklerspray knows how to hunt down a witch!
Poor old Pete Wentz; one minute you're a single guy in a world famous rock band with endless possibilities ahead of you, having your merry way with a myriad of mentally malnourished girls; the next you're stuck with just one of those girls, in a legally bound cage, for at least the next 18 years. [So does this mean the gay thing is true too?]- more fun on this at Hecklerspray
|Savage Infection for Def Leppard|
There were just a few hundred invited guests and competition winners in attendance and Sav says: "It was like the club gigs we did before the debut album came out in 1980."
But Sav adds that he went on stage in some discomfort - and he's still suffering. "I've been a little under the weather with a kidney infection which leaves me weak," he reveals. "When we came off stage I told the others that I wouldn't want to do that kind of show every night for a living!"- more on this story
|Tom Scholz Talks Les Pauls|
Gibson: What first turned you on about Les Pauls? Tom: They sound great―period. The first time I saw somebody play one was Jimmy Page and then I heard Jeff Beck use one on Truth. Then, I heard someone play a Goldtop in a bar and I thought it was the sweetest sounding thing. "Where do you find a guitar like that?" A couple years later that guy had to sell his equipment and offered me that very guitar for 300 bucks. It's the same one I use today. Now it has a Mighty Mouse on it. That was a bumper sticker I cut out and stuck on, then buried under 14 layers of lacquer. It's been there for 22 years now so it's not going anywhere.
Gibson: You're famous for having gigantic tone. How much of that comes from your Les Pauls? Tom: They do have a huge sound. It's tough to quantify that. I've compared them in great depth to lots of other guitars, and I couldn't even put that into technical terms. But the sound is big with lots of character, and if you want a chunky sound it's there or if you want a pure, crystal clear tone it does that. I just don't get that range from other guitars.- Read the full interview here
|Miley Says Brit and Lindsay Act Normal|
She has described their behavior as 'normal' for girls their age and suggested they have 'good hearts'; a case of the pot defending the kettle for being black, perhaps? According to Yahoo, Miley said:
"Everyone has their time. And I think most 21 to 25-year-olds go through this kind of thing. Basically, they're being normal 21-year-olds, especially Lindsay. I mean, most of that's pretty normal. If you went to most high schools, I could point out Britneys and Lindsays."- more on this story
|Ace Frehley, Ratt, Jackyl To Rocklahoma|
Meanwhile, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will play on the festival's closing day, July 13. Rocklahoma will be held July 9-13, 2008 at the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds, four miles north of Pryor, Oklahoma.
Triumph and Extreme are among the bands reuniting with all or most of their original lineups for this year's festival- more on this story
Along with the director Peter Schaufuss, Bowie is to bring the sci-fi film The Man Who Fell To Earth to the stage.
The production will fuse Bowie's songs with the 1976 film. [But when will it hit Vegas or Broadway? Doesn't look like it will be anytime soon, find out where it will probably open- here
|Nudge It Up a Notch|
This soul summit came about as a result of conversations between Cropper and producer/songwriter Jon Tiven. When Tiven moved to Nashville several years ago, he asked Cropper what he was up to. Cropper replied that he was focusing on live dates with Booker T & the MGs and the Blues Brothers, but harbored the desire to record some new music. But who would sing? The answer, it turned out, was Cavaliere, who, like Cropper and Tiven, now lived in Nashville. In fact Cropper and Cavaliere were no strangers: they had, with a few other well-known musicians, put together a band to play special events. The two hadn't written together before, but agreed it would be fun to try. - more on this story
|Danzig Plans Tour|
The last "Blackest of the Black" tour — which took place at the end of 2006 — focused on the U.S. West Coast and featured headliner Danzig alongside Lacuna Coil, The Haunted, Belphegor And Asesino.
"The 'Blackest of the Black' tour is for extreme bands that sell out venues across the country, that sell records, but don't get radio play or get on MTV," DANZIG mainman Glenn Danzig, who masterminded the tour, previously said. "It's anti the corporate crap nu-rap-metal that gets shoved down fans' throats at other concerts." [Love you Glenn, but nu-rap-metal hasn't been popular in years. It's all about the ho... oops emo now]- more on this story
|Lenny Kravitz Morning Show|
CBS News' The Early Show joins Lenny Kravitz in Paris on the eve of the kick-off for his world tour in support of his new album It's Time For a Love Revolution. Lenny Kravitz will make a special appearance on the show and perform LIVE from Paris.
On Monday May 19th He'll sit down for an exclusive interview and then on Tuesday May 20th he'll perform live.-
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