|Five Injured In Serious Tour Van Accident|
The band had played a show in Montgomery, AL the night before and was headed to their next gig in Altoona, PA, when another vehicle crossed the median on Interstate 85 just outside of Atlanta, striking the band's van and causing the two vehicles to collide head on. The van flipped over on its side.
Everyone survived, but singer Hiro sustained a concussion and drummer Eiji remains hospitalized with a broken arm. Tour manager John Kim was originally thought to have suffered internal injuries but turned out to be OK and was released from the hospital. The other band members suffered minor injuries.
Due to Eiji's arm injuries, Fact will be forced to cancel the remaining dates on their North American run and will return to Japan to recuperate.- more on this story
|Nate Dogg Won't Face Stalking Rap|
California prosecutors on Wednesday dropped the charges against the 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, saying the alleged victim has not contacted them.
Hale pleaded not guilty in July to two counts of making criminal threats and one count of stalking as well as a misdemeanor count of driving on a suspended license stemming from a prior DUI conviction.- more on this story
|Oops: Miley Cyrus Urged To Make Sex Tape|
When the incident was brought up on the "Tonight" show Tuesday, Foxx apologized and said: "I didn't mean it maliciously."
Foxx had started talking about Cyrus on his Sirius satellite radio show after someone brought up the singer's recent feud with Radiohead. Foxx said: "Who is Miley Cyrus? The one with all the gums? She needs to get a gum transplant!"- Read the excuse Foxx offered to Leno
|Bob Dylan Slams The Rolling Stones|
Sitting down with noted music journalist and MTV executive Bill Flanagan, Dylan, who was promoting his 33rd album Together Through Life, took aim at the group once called 'England's Newest Hitmakers.'
"They're pretty much finished, aren't they?" Dylan said. When Flanagan cited the fact that The Rolling Stones' last tour was one of the biggest money-making jaunts in concert history, Dylan said, "Oh yeah, you mean Steel Wheels. [That tour took place in '89, by the way.]- more on this story
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|Queen + Paul Rodgers Live in Ukraine|
When it comes to taking on logic-defying challenges, Queen have never fought shy: think Hyde Park, Latin America, Live Aid. All these years later, Queen are still living adventurously. Here's the case in point: just weeks ahead of the start of the band's 2008 Queen + Paul Rodgers' The Cosmos Rocks tour the band were approached to help Ukraine's AntiAids Foundation reach out to the youth of the country with the message 'Don't Let Aids Ruin Your Life".
In a country facing the highest rising rate of infection throughout Europe, it is a message which cannot wait. For Queen + Paul Rodgers - already well prepared for a tour opening with two nights at Moscow's SCO arena, it would mean some drastic rethinking. The venue on offer was Kharkov, Ukraine's, historic Freedom Square, a place so big that during World War II it was used to land planes. For the band and crew it meant "Everyone had to run very fast, very suddenly, but then most of the great and worthwhile things in your life are a little dangerous." Despite the seeming impossibility of it, Queen + Paul Rodgers made it to Freedom Square for the night of September 12, 2008.- more on this story
|Tori Amos Explains New Album Title, Releases New Video|
The album title is a line from Guys and Dolls, originally spoken by the character Sarah Brown. "Sin," in this case, is not necessarily what you're thinking of. "I wanted to really investigate how we're controlled by the threat of despair," Amos said. "I wanted to look at power�how we think and how you can reclaim the right to think for yourself, to uncover what you believe in as a spiritual, sexual creature...What I am exploring with this record is power, and giving it away with your thinking. How do we become controlled?"
Tori Amos has also unveiled the video to the song "Welcome to England," the first single off "Abnormally Attracted to Sin." This gorgeous miniature film is one of 16 "visualettes" directed by Christian Lamb who filmed Amos and her band during the American Doll Posse tour.- more on this story
|Rascal Flatts Lose Half Their Audience But Still Top The Charts|
Rascal Flatts' sixth set of new songs, "Unstoppable," sold 351,000 copies during the week ended April 12, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In line with the overall music business, the group's sales have been on a downward trajectory since "Me and My Gang" blew in with 722,000 copies in 2006. The follow-up, "Still Feels Good," started with 547,000 units in 2007.- more on this story
|Iron Maiden Flight 666 DVD and Blu-Ray Release Set|
Advance reviews and phenomenal media and fan reaction from private screenings of the first ever full length feature film from Brit award winners IRON MAIDEN have prompted Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) to rush release the film and soundtrack for home-viewing enjoyment.
Flight 666 will be released on extended Blu-ray and DVD formats, alongside a double-CD soundtrack album and limited edition double-vinyl picture disc which will be available Tuesday, June 9, via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) in the USA.- more on this story
|Party Tomorrow with My Bloody Valentine|
The too cool for school three-day festival at Butlins in Minehead, Somerset, will have its lineup picked by Kevin Shields' band, and some names have already been announced.
The pick of the bands is legendary rockers Sonic Youth, with De La Soul and The Horrors also set to play.- more on this story
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