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Full Report for 08/31/2009

Noel Quits Oasis
antiMusic reports: This isn't the weekly rumor in a British tabloid about the breakup of the UK's most famous sibling rivalry that is sometimes also referred to as the band Oasis; Noel Gallagher has really quit Oasis because he is no longer able to work with his brother Liam. This is according to the man himself, and not those usual "inside sources".

The now former Oasis guitarist and songwriter posted the announcement on the band's website Friday night shortly after pulling the plug on an appearance at a Paris music festival. Noel wrote, "It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer. "

This news comes a few days after Liam reassured fans that they group was not splitting up but were just taking some time off before recording their new album. - Read that report here while we wait for the reunion announcement

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DJ AM Autopsy Inconclusive, Dr Drew Suspects Pain Meds
antiMusic reports: Drugs are expected to be the cause of death for DJ AM, however an autopsy Saturday of the 36-year-old was inconclusive and results from toxicology tests will be needed to confirm if drugs did play a part in his untimely death.

According to the Associated Press, Vh1's Celebrity Rehab doctor and addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky suspects that pain medications were the cause. "It very slowly and subtly reawakens addiction," Pinsky said of pain medication in an interview Saturday. "I'm not saying it was inappropriately prescribed, I'm saying he didn't know the risks." more

DJ AM is well known in DJ circles but he became better known to rock fans due to the fatal airplane crash in South Carolina where he was injured along with his fellow passenger Blink-182's Travis Barker. Following news of AM's death on Saturday, Barker wrote on his twitter page "Don't know how i am gonna play 2night but i am for AM. My brother is gone. i love u and miss u, i'll never forget all the good times we had."

That night Barker also paid tribute to DJ AM from the stage during a Blink-182 concert with a moment of silence, you can read about that tribute at - MTV

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Zakk Wylde Health Update As He Explains How The Blood Clots Were Discovered
antiMusic reports: Zakk Wyle is in stable condition at home in Los Angeles following treatment last week for several blood clots. This according to a Twitter update from his wife Barbaranne.

Barbaranne wrote on her Twitter Saturday: "Hey everyone, just got home from the hospital and the long bus ride home. Update on Zakk, he is stable right now. Clots in lungs and leg." And in a separate post she stated, "We are following up with his drs in LA with hopes of beginning a slow recovery. Apparently, this is a long process"

She isn't the only one updating fans via the social networking site. On Friday Zakk responded to a Chris Cornell's shoutout on Twitter, explaining what happened and how the clots were discovered. "what's going on bud, on the road my left leg was killing me thought I tore my calf muscle. An ultrasound found blood clots behind my knee and then they moved into my thigh and both lungs." - Here is an earlier report on the blood clots if you missed it.

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Slash N' Adler Jam- Radiohead Debut New Songs As Thom Announces Solo Release- Sebastian Bach Jams Skid Row Classics With Big & Rich and more
antiMusic reports: We have an extra quick Quicks for you today but we felt it was better to be short an sweet than to make you wait until tomorrow for these updates.

Former Guns N' Roses members Slash and Steven Adler joined the Los Angeles band Aces 'N' Eights on stage Saturday night (August 29) at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California to perform two songs: "It's So Easy" and "Mama Kin". more including video

Radiohead played a new song during their headlining set on the Reading Festival's Main Stage Sunday night. The untitled track was in a similar vein to material on 'In Rainbows' and followed the inclusion of another new song, 'These Are My Twisted Words', at Leeds Festival on Saturday. more

In related news, exclaim.ca reported this weekend that Thom Yorke will be treating us to two new tracks, "Apart By Horses" and "The Hollow Earth," both of which will appear on a new, limited 12-inch on September 22. details here

Ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach performed two classic songs from his former band — "Youth Gone Wild" and "I Remember You" — with American country music duo Big & Rich on August 25 at Telus Field in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Fan-filmed video footage of the "I Remember You" performance can be viewed here

Motorhead's September 26th concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado has apparently been cancelled.

This week's episode of Parlour to Parlour captures some of the excitement in the air as the energetic L.A. band The Happy Hollows were preparing for an appearance at Austin's South by Southwest festival and feverishly working on recordings for their debut full-length album, Spells. check it out here

Former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen will embark on a Christmas tour of Finland with Finnish musicians Kalevi Kiviniemi, Marzi Nyman and Markku Krohn. They will perform in churches in Lappeenranta, Joensuu, Tampere, Haapajärvi and Seinäjoki and at the Sibelius Hall in Lahti.more

Glassjaw has announced plans to play three mid-November shows in California more

Tygers Of Pan Tang has canceled their upcoming tour dates in the UK. The band has issued the following statement: 'It is with great regret that we have to announce the cancellations of the upcoming shows in Birmingham and Clitheroe. These shows will be re-scheduled for 2010 and we promise they will be a little bit special for you." more

Dimmu Borgir have parted ways with keyboardist Mustis (real name: Øyvind Johan Mustaparta). He sent BW&BK a statement about the split, which you can read here -

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New Evidence In Rolling Stones Death Prompts Police Review
BBC reports: The death of former Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones is to be reviewed following new evidence, it has been revealed. Police in Sussex were handed new information connected to the musician's untimely death 40 years ago.

Mr Jones, was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool at a house in Cotchford farm, Hartfield, East Sussex.

An inquest recorded a verdict of death by misadventure but speculation continued that he was murdered. A spokesman for Sussex police said the force had been handed documents connected with Jones's death, prompting the review. - more on this story

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The Black Crowes Releasing New Album Early, Get It Today
Megafarce reports: The Black Crowes have moved the release of their new studio CD, Before the Frost…Until The Freeze. to August 31, 2009. The second album, titled …Until The Freeze, will be given away for free exclusively through a unique download code which is included in Before The Frost… as a "thank you" to their fans for two decades of continued support.

Chris Robinson produced the debut album for Truth & Salvage Co. which will be the first new artist released on The Black Crowes' label, Silver Arrow Records through Megaforce Records.

Truth & Salvage Co. boasts four lead singer/songwriters and originates from the mountains of North Carolina. Their organic sound has been described as "pure American Rock & Roll." - more on this story

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Rob Zombie Remaking Yet Another Old Horror Movie
HeadbangerNYC.com reports: Rob Zombie will write, direct and produce a remake of the 1958 horror classic "The Blob".

This is the second remake of "The Blob", the first coming in 1988 from director Chuck Russell ("The Scorpion King"). In the original movie, a meteorite crashes into a rural community, depositing a blob-like creature that consumes humans and swells to a monstrous size.

Zombie has already begun writing the film, which will serve as his next directing project following "Halloween II" (which hit theaters on Friday). - more on this story

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Foo Fighters Record New Songs for Hit Compilation
Billboard reports: Foo Fighters will commemorate the group's 15th anniversary with the Nov. 3 release of "Foo Fighters Greatest Hits" on Roswell/RCA.

The group recorded two new songs for the set -- "Word Forward" and "Wheels," with producer Butch Vig at the Foos' own 606 studio.

They'll join Grammy Award-winning songs such as "The Pretender," "All My Life" and "Learn To Fly," along with "Best Of You," "Times Like These," "My Hero, "Everlong" and others. - more on this story

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Korn, Metallica, Disturbed and More Recording Together For Chi Song
Blabbermouth reports: Korn bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu has joined forces with members of Metallica, Slipknot, Machine Head, Disturbed, Killswitch Engage and Hatebreed to record an instrumental song to benefit Deftones bassist Chi Cheng.

As some of you may know, Cheng is currently in a semi-conscious state following an automobile accident in Santa Clara, California on November 4, 2008. Chi is slowly making progress but he needs your help.

Cheng's brother wrote in an online post that Chi's insurance company had stopped paying for his treatment in mid-January. His mother posted that Cheng's house was returned to the bank and his dog was given away. - more on this story

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Weezer Goes A.P.E.
PR reports: Weezer is set to be the third act to "go A.P.E." on their fans and music lovers everywhere. Next week, listeners on the virtual airwaves should prepare for the debut of the band's own Artist Personal Experience radio station, "Radio Weezer," on Friday, August 28 at 7:00am EST. [Sorry about the timing but this is how they sent this to us on Friday and today was the soonest we could post it. As for next week, it looks like it was a week late getting to us.]

The multi-platinum hit-makers will follow hot on the heels of the very first A.P.E. Radio stations that launched last month - "Christina Aguilera Radio" and "Eagles Radio Hosted by Joe Walsh." Weezer has complete creative control in the programming of their 24-hour channel, which features interviews, news, personal commentary, and playlists of their favorite music. "Radio Weezer" is set to become the destination of choice for both the band's fans as well as anyone who appreciates progressive, alternative rock radio.

"Radio Weezer" will be distributed across Clear Channel Radio's "iheartradio" network (www.iheartradio.com), which includes hundreds of local radio websites; the popular iheartradio mobile app, which has been downloaded by 2.8 million people in just 10 months; widgets; and www.Weezer.com. Just like the other A.P.E. stations, fans can participate in "Radio Weezer" by emailing their comments to weezer@aperadio.com or calling 1-866-686-1010.
- more on this story

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Them Crooked Vultures Play A Second Secret Show
NME reports: Them Crooked Vultures played their second secret set of the Reading And Leeds Festivals Saturday afternoon (August 29), performing to a heaving NME/Radio 1 Stage tent at the Reading site.

The band - Queens Of The Stone AGE's Josh Homme, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, along with guitarist Alain Johannes - played roughly the same timeslot as they did yesterday at the Leeds Festival site.

Many fans initially weren't sure whether the slot would feature Them Crooked Vultures, though their suspicions were confirmed as Homme walked onstage, inciting frenzied cheers from the massive audience, a fair portion of whom threw their drinks further into the crowd as celebration. - more on this story

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Moneen Release New Video As They Hit The Road
PR reports: Moneen is ready to announce a string of headlining dates leading up to their fall tour with Say Anything and Eisley, which will take them from their home of Brampton, ON out to Los Angeles, CA for the start of the 5-week trek.

Moneen also just debuted the Michael Maxxis-directed video for "Hold That Sound" from their forthcoming new album The World I Want To Leave Behind, out September 15 on Vagrant, which can be viewed here:.

Moneen recorded The World I Want To Leave Behind in January at Rattlebox Studios in Toronto with Brian Moncarz and Grammy award-winning David Bottrill (Tool, Silverchair, Placebo, Muse). - more on this story

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