|Metallica Sideline Member for Rock Hall Reunion|
Newsted said he had modest expectations for his role in the group's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction on Saturday in Cleveland. "I just planned on going, looking good in my suit, hanging out with my family, going up and getting the award, making a nice speech...," he said. Then, last Thursday, he got a call from drummer Lars Ulrich that changed things.
"He said, 'We want you to rock with us,'" Newsted said. Ulrich told him that Robert Trujillo, Metallica's current bassist "'is not gonna play at all. We want you to play.' And my first question was, 'How's Robert with that? How does he feel about that? I don't want to create any kind of negative anything. I want this all to be proper.'
|Osbournes Not Welcome In Florida|
Panama City Fox affiliate WPGX has decided not to air "Osbournes: Reloaded," which premieres Tuesday night after "American Idol." General Manager David Cavileer says the show does not fit with "community standards." Instead, the station will air an episode of "The Simpsons."
Cavileer says he would have been willing to air the show after 10 p.m., but the 8:20 p.m. scheduled start time was too early.- more on this story
|MP3s Go High Def|
Content creators, the music industry and end users are now able to enjoy the ultimate audio quality experience with the same ease of use as the mp3 format. Users and content owners can organize their music library with the simplicity that they are used to with mp3 files. With the mp3HD format, the music industry can engage in user-friendly distribution of lossless music and audio files. The added file size required for lossless compression no longer being a limiting factor thanks to the continuous increase in Internet bandwidth capacity and file storage size.
"Over the past years, most of the music download services have adopted mp3 as their format of choice. By introducing this new mp3HD format, Thomson enables users and content providers to enjoy ultimate audio quality while preserving the convenience of the mp3 format," said Rocky Caldwell, General Manager, mp3 and Audio Licensing for Thomson.- more on this story
|Rocker Sings Song Asking To Be Dropped By Crap Record Label|
Truth be told, Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls only wrote the words to Drop Me, which she dedicated to Roadrunner Records during a recent performance in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The music, as you'll recognize when you click on the link to the video, is none other than Moon River. [The lyrics are classic, you can watch the video and read the words- here]
|Josey Scott Undergoes Emergency Surgery- Rivers Cuomo CD/DVD- Anti-Flag Dummys- Kelly Rowland Leaves Label- Videos Return to MTV- Seeqpod RIP and more|
Rivers Cuomo of Weezer fame has announced plans to release a new CD/DVD titled Live At Fingerprints. Due out April 28, 2009, as the name implies, the release documents Cuomo's visit to Fingerprints Record Store and features live tracks performed by Rivers from Weezer and his solo albums.more
SideOneDummy Records has announced that Anti-Flag will be releasing their next album via the label. The record is titled The People or the Gun and is due out June 9, 2009. The record comes after the band finished their two-record contract with a major, RCA Records more
Former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland has parted ways with Columbia Records after recording two solo albums for the label.more
MTV is currently launching a program called AMTV which will feature music videos between 3am and 9am. The network, which began in primordial times in this fashion, later changed their focus to retarded TVmore
2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the event, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based band Benjy Davis Project is confirmed to perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival again this year after a rousing set at the last two annual fests. The band is scheduled to appear the first weekend of the festival, with date and time as follows: Friday, April 24th Fairgrounds Race Course New Orleans, LA 12:45 p.m. set time (Gentilly Stage)
Music search engine Seeqpod has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of California, according to TechCrunchmore
After filling in as guest drummer on dates with TSOL Dave Raun of Lagwagon will be joining Black President full time replacing drummer Roy Mayorga.more
Rehasher, the skate/pop-punk side project from Roger of Less Than Jake has wrapped up recording and mixing for their second full length.more
A series of special, one-time performances — including a reunion of the original Amboy Dukes and a Motown 50th Anniversary Revue — will highlight this year's 18th annual Detroit Music Awards (DMA), taking place at 7:00 p.m. on April 17 at the Fillmore Detroit.- more
|Hendrix Childhood Home Dismantled|
Barely a shell of the 85-square-metre house originally in Seattle's Central Area neighbourhood remains on a lot across the street from where Hendrix was buried.
Owner Pete Sikov told the Seattle Times for a story Tuesday that parts have been saved and may be sold later.- more on this story
|God Forbid Replace Guitarist|
Doc Coyle further comments: "There have been a barrage of rumors and questions on whether or not Dallas has left God Forbid. It's true that Dallas has left the band. It's taken us a few days to confirm this definitely, and figure out what we were going to do considering the fact that we are starting a very important tour with LAMB OF GOD this week.
I don't want to go into the hairy details, but all I can say is that there was a mutual disagreement between Dallas and I, and the disagreement became angry on both sides, and he decided to sit out the tour the day we were supposed to leave. We later learned he did not want to tour anymore at all.- more on this story
|Kasabian Set June CD Release But Giving Away Download Now|
Produced by Serge Pizzorno and Dan the Automater (Gorillaz, DJ Shadow), it is a follow up to their second album Empire which debuted at #1 on the UK charts
Kasabian will be giving fans a sneak peek of their new record by releasing 'Vlad The Impaler' – as a free download. The track will be available beginning at 3:30pm on March 31st until 8pm EST, April 3rd- more on this story
|Black Label Society's DeServio Delivering Cycle of Pain To Fans|
But long before he began globetrotting, J.D. started out like most accomplished musicians, in the garage with a band and a bottle of Captain Morgan. Twenty-five years later, that same band has emerged as Cycle of Pain with an intense and diverse self titled hard rock album.
The album will be released on April 21st, 2009, by Reform Records/Rock Ridge Music, and Cycle Of Pain will begin its tour that same day opening for Black Label Society.- more on this story
|NY Yankee Bernie Williams Sets Album Release|
The Puerto Rico native and five-time All Star is a classically-trained musician who developed his love for playing guitar alongside baseball, while listening to salsa, merengue and 80's rock. Moving Forward embraces those early influences, while also reflecting a unique mixture of classical and jazz guitar topped-off with additional Latin rhythms. In conjunction with the album's release, Williams will give an April 18 concert (featuring very special guest artists) at New York's Nokia Theatre Tickets go on sale December 6 at 12 noon via TicketMaster and the Nokia Box Office.
Bernie Williams comments: "I'm thrilled to be recording again and to be a part of the Reform Records family. They share my vision for this album and for my music. Creating my debut album was a great experience, although my primary focus at that point was still baseball. For the past two years, I have been able to fully dedicate my time to music, and I could not be more excited with the results."- more on this story
|Miley Putting Big Screen Hannah Out To Pasture?|
"We got really lucky with having the material to make one movie," Cyrus said in an interview Monday. The film reveals Hannah Montana's identity to the world in a way Cyrus says is "very clever" and diminishes the chances of a sequel — but doesn't dampen the future of the popular Disney TV show.
"I don't know if I would do another (Hannah Montana) film, but I would love to do another season," said Cyrus- more on this story
|Luther Dickinson, Alvin Hart and Jimbo Marthus Form The South Memphis String Band|
The three friends, bound by Memphis and North Mississippi roots, will tour ahead of recording their debut album later this year. So far only two songs have been unveiled, both at the trio's MySpace page myspace.com/southmemphisstringband. So the April and May dates will be an opportunity for fans to get in on the ground floor.
Although they'd known each other for years, the trio's musical spirit gelled last year when they recorded a yet-unreleased album with Luther's father, legendary producer Jim Dickinson, called New Moon Jellyroll Freedom Rockers.- more on this story
|Chimaira Music As A Weapon Tour Blog: Entry One|
What's up everyone, right now I am sitting on our tour bus in Phoenix, AZ on what is day 6 of the Music As A Weapon Tour with Disturbed, Killswitch Engage and Lacuna Coil. Also there is a second stage that includes our good buddy's Spineshank, Suicide Silence (on select dates) and more.
The crowds have been amazing! This is definitely a great way to start off a tour cycle. Also on April 21st our new record "The Infection" is going to be in stores so we are having fun playing a couple new songs every night. So far so good! Great bands, great friends, booze, and great times! This is one of many blogs I will be posting weekly so stay tuned for more news, debauchery, and crazy stories!
Until Matt checks in again, you can preview the news album and find out if the tour is hitting your town on the official- Chimaira Myspace
April Fools! Due to the nature of the day we are limited the Day in Rock for the next two days. Normally we'd jump into the fun of the day but decided to opt out this year but we'll do our best to bring you only legitimate stories. But there is a chance a couple might slip through the cracks, so we ask that you read with skeptical eyes! We should be back to normal on April 2nd.
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