|Fall Out Boy Arrested|
Apparently Stump had a two-year-old warrant out for his arrest for driving without a valid driver's license, which is a misdemeanor in California. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told
- Read the MTV report
|Black Label Society Tour Cancelled Due To Zakk Wylde's Blood Clots|
As Zakk pointed out in his Twitter update on Tuesday night (see see story, the very act of singing places him in danger of an embolism. He appears to be doing ok, as he took to his Twitter page on Wednesday to joke around with Chris Cornell about who is on more drugs at the moment. Referencing Cornell's posts like "downloading some songs for secret research involving an M R I numerous blood panels and a microwavable pizza" and "She spied on our lives with the little doll eyes." Plus some even stranger ramblings. But apparently Zakk is feeling well enough to keep up on his friends there and we'll take that as a good sign.
While Black Label Society's PR folks are not known to send us updates, a fan forwarded the following announcement to us on Wednesday, which looks official: Black Label Society has performed their last show on The Pedal To The Metal Tour due to the health of frontman Zakk Wylde. Wylde has been diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs, and has been admitted into the hospital in Eugene, OR this afternoon. Today's BLS appearance in Eugene has been canceled, along with the remaining BLS appearances on the tour.- more on this story
|Trouble in Slipknot Land?|
Those mysterious health reasons were never disclosed and that reported hospitalization happened on Sat where the band's website said at the time "No further shows will be canceled. We anticipate Joey making a full recovery and continuing the tour in Kennewick, WA on Sunday." That show was postponed and then when Monday rolled around the band contradicted that further by announcing that the remaining August and September have been "canceled due to illness."
However, Blabbermouth posted a statement from bassist Paul Gray on Wednesday where he said "There are PERSONAL issues in the band that NEED to be taken care of for us to continue touring. Let me emphasize JOEY IS NOT DEAD/DYING, **HE IS FINE**. We have been working hard for the last year and a half on the 'All Hope Is Gone' touring cycle and it catches up to you, as I said earlier, but I am very sorry. We had to cancel to the two-week run but are desperately trying to make those shows up in our October tour." Draw your own conclusions, but you can read his full statement- here
|Korn To Release Digital EPs|
We have to assume that the premium membership will cost you something but we couldn't find a rate at the site, which apparently requires you to sign-up for a free account before being able to gain access to the premium sign-up.
The first offering will be released early next month and will include a preview of the band's forthcoming album. According to their news post, that track will be "a rough instrumental demo from the band's upcoming studio album, amongst other previously unreleased tracks."- sing-up and all that good stuff here
|Guns N' Motorhead- Them Crooked Vultures Live Surprise- Nine Inch Bauhaus Jam Video- Pearl Jam Online Video Fixed- Danzig To Have Fun Fun Fun and more|
Them Crooked Vultures made their UK live debut in London tonight (August 26), playing as special guests of Arctic Monkeys. The supergroup, featuring Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones and Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, kicked off proceedings at the O2 Academy Brixton, surprising many crowd members who had arrived at the venue early. more
Nine Inch Nails were joined by Peter Murphy of Bauhaus onstage Tuesday night in New York to perform three songs during the third stop on NIN's "farewell tour." Watch video more
We were informed on Wednesday that a high quality version of Pearl Jam's new video "The Fixer" has been posted here. Apparently there was a low quality version posted before? We have no idea, but the track comes from Pearl Jam's upcoming album 'Backspacer' which hits stores on September 20th. Also for our regular readers look for a month long look at the band's career in September.
Red Hot Chili Peppers/Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith's appropriately named solo band, Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats, will release their debut full length Meet The Meatbats on September 15th . To celebrate the release Chad has setup a cool drum solo contest, with prizing including a drum kit, personal call from Chad Smith, signed merch, etc. Grab the details here and good luck!
TV On The Radio's Kyp Malone has announced that he will embark on a North American tour supporting his solo project Rain Machine this autumn. Malone will play songs from his new self-titled album on dates across the US. more
Suicide City announced a tour a few days back but have now cancelled it for undisclosed reasons.
Transatlantic - the Progressive Rock Supergroup featuring Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy, Marillion's Pete Trewavas, The Flower Kings' Roine Stolt and Neal Morse (Ex-Spock's Beard) will release their long-awaited third album in October. more
Blabbermouth reported on Wednesday that Bassist Rex Brown will likely sit out the remainder of Down's North American tour, according to the group's webmaster. more
Avail's Joe Banks and two of the band's former members - Chuck McCauley and Erik Larson - have started a new band called Freeman. Why Freeman?
Sicko, the 90s-era pop-punk outfit, will have their back catalog reissued. more
Bane will tour a good portion of the U.S. this fall with Foundation. Blacklisted and Trash Talk will also appear on select dates. more
Danzig will perform at the Fun Fun Fun Fest on November 8 at Waterloo Park in Austin, Texas. This will be one of only two shows Danzig will play for the rest of 2009. more
AM Conspiracy, the band fronted by former Drowning Pool vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones, has been rejoined by guitarist Rob DeHaven. more
|Hi Def Metallica, Linkin Park and More|
Starting on Tuesday, September 1 viewers can watch the hottest outdoor festivals from the comfort of the cool indoors, as Palladia premieres festivals featuring artists including Bruce Springsteen, Kings of Leon, Lily Allen, Gnarls Barkley, Metallica, Linkin Park, and many more.
From the grasslands of the U.K to the seaside of Spain, Palladia is taking viewers around the world to the biggest outdoor concerts of the year!- details
|Rodrigo y Gabriela and Testament Star Offer Free Dimebag Tribute Song|
The song is dedicated to Dimebag Darrel and Alex Skolnick of metal gods Testament guests on the track with a guitar solo. Rod says "Dimebag is the best guitarist ever…and having Alex Skolnick playing on this track (Atman) was a dream come true…it's an incredible solo." Get the free mp3 here
The band also put together a webisode that includes footage of them making the album as well as a tribute to Dimebag Darrel and Alex Skolnick. You can watch the video here- more on this story
|Bob Dylan Sets Christmas Album Release With Royalties Going To The Hungry|
All of the artist's U.S. royalties from sales of these recordings will be donated to Feeding America, guaranteeing that more than four million meals will be provided to more than 1.4 million people in need in this country during this year's holiday season. Bob Dylan is also donating all of his future U.S. royalties from this album to Feeding America in perpetuity.
Additionally, the artist is partnering with two international charities to provide meals during the holidays for millions in need in the United Kingdom and the developing world, and will be donating all of his future international royalties from Christmas In The Heart to those organizations in perpetuity. Details regarding the international partnerships will be announced next week.- more on this story
|Megadeth's Mustaine Explains Why He Skipped Metallica's Rock Hall Induction|
Mustaine told Metal Hammer why he decided not to attend Metallica's induction: "Lars [Ulrich, Metallica drummer] said, 'If you were on the record, you got inducted; if you weren't on the record, you didn't,' and would I come along and hang out and watch them get inducted? I was like, 'Dude, that's so typical!' It makes for the same kind of mentality as a guy watching some other guy ---- his girlfriend. I just said, 'I'm flattered and I'm proud of you guys and I wish you well. I'll be there if I'm being inducted, but if I'm gonna watch, then I've got better things to do.'"
Mustaine adds, "To say that I'm not on the record, well, I'd say that there are 40 million fans with Megadeth and Metallica records in their collections that would say that Dave is on the Metallica records because my name's on there [in the songwriting credits], but I guess Lars never really looked past the word 'Ulrich.' He just stopped there and read it again, over and over and over! Bottom line is, I'm going to get into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame one way or another and he can't keep me out! When I do, I'm going to ask him to induct us and I'm gonna give eggs to everyone in the front row! [Laughs]"- Read more at Blabbermouth
|Ritchie Blackmore Tried To Keep His Son From Using His Own Name?|
"At first Ritchie was fine about it all. Then certain people – two of them – who are very close to him started to put ideas into his head. Then Ritchie suddenly became very antagonistic. Things got so bad that he insisted Jurgen – his own son – couldn't use the name 'Blackmore'. Jurgen's full name is Jurgen Richard Blackmore – it says so on his birth certificate.
"So, he ended up sending a copy of that to Ritchie, to prove he had every right to the name. Thankfully, that's all behind us now, and everything's back on an even keel."- more on this story
|Maximo Park Cancel North American Tour|
Here is what it said: "We regret to inform you that, for personal reasons, we've had to cancel our tour of the USA and Canada, which was planned for September.
"We wholeheartedly apologize to everyone who was looking forward to seeing us perform and we will do everything we can to reschedule the shows.- more on this story
|Singled Out: Ellsbeth|
We conclude today with Sean Lacefield (guitar / songwriter) who tells us about the song "Arise ": This track started as just the bridge riff. There was a little more to it but not much. I had played it for one of my guitar heroes (Bruce Boilet - Racer X, Paul Gilbert, etc.) that I had recently met. He thought it was really cool so I set out to try and finish the thought.
I got about half way thru the songs completion and got an offer to have it be the intro to a Mexican ultimate fighting t.v. show called Max Fight. The show ended up not doing very well so I set out to rap it up.
I did finally finish the track, passed it on to Shannon [Quamme] (lead singer of Ellsbeth) and she wrapped it up. It turned out to be in my opinion, the most epic track on the record. Who could have known?
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album- right here!
|Wait there is more!|