|Curtains for NIN? Reznor Announces End of Nine Inch Nails|
As the Associated Press is reporting, the outspoken alterna-forefather opened up during his set on Saturday night. "It just dawned on me that this is our last show ever in the United States," he said. "Don't be sad. I'll keep going. But I think I'm going to lose my... mind if I keep doing this, and I have to stop."
Reznor recently hinting in a fan interview that Nine Inch Nails would soon quit playing live, citing his own mental health and to "make Nine Inch Nails a precious thing."- more including video
|Ace Frehley Finishes New Album|
Here is the message from Ace: Earth People!!! How are you?......I'm happy to say that my new album "Anomaly" is finished! Mixed, mastered... Done!!......... It clocks in as one full hour of new music.........
I'm waiting for my distribution company to get me solid release dates that we can decide on. I want "Anomaly" to be available to you in every store around the world that sells cds these days (and that number is shrinking). Digitally, "Anomaly" will be available on iTunes (with an exclusive bonus, album only track!!). Believe me, as soon as we decide on the release date.....you'll be the first to know. But for now, here's the "official" track listing for "Anomaly"........Talk to you soon.......
|Metallica Tour Date Shuffle|
Of course, your tickets will be good then, and if you cannot join us on the new date, you may return your tickets to the place you purchased them for a full refund. And for your trouble, everyone who attends the show on November 3 will receive a voucher for a free mp3 of this show that can be redeemed at LiveMetallica.com.
We're happy to report that it has nothing to do with oysters, but can only tell you right now that the date change is due to a scheduling conflict with a very cool event coming up around that time. We wanted to let you know about the new date in Ottawa [as soon as possible], but we've been sworn to secrecy on all other fronts, so check back here... more details in mid-to-late July.- more on this story
|Pixies Collectors Set Expanded|
Now, weighing in at about 25-pounds with a custom clamshell container that resembles the Monolith from the classic film "2001: A Space Odyssey," new additions to the Limited Edition include Blu-ray and DVD discs that are mastered for 5.1 audio surround sound at 24/192 and 24/96, respectively, and two-channel stereo; five, 12-inch albums cut from the original analog tapes and pressed on 180-gram virgin vnyl; a faux fur hardcover 96-page fine art book of Oliver and Larbalestier's project artwork printed on high-quality paper that measures 22 X 14", and two frameable, 48" X 36", double-sided, fold-out, four color wall posters. In addition, all 3000 copies of the Limited Edition sets will be individually numbered and hand-signed by all four members of the Pixies and Vaughan Oliver.
Minotaur's Limited Edition already includes all five of the Pixies' studio albums on 24k gold-plated CDs and Blu-ray discs, a DVD and Blu-ray of the band's previously unreleased 1991 performance at London's Brixton Academy, all of the group's videos, a 54-page book of brand new art created by the award-winning and legendary Vaughan Oliver (the graphic designer who created all of the artwork that accompanied the Pixies' studio albums), and a 22" X 14" frameble Giclee print of a stunning photo taken exclusively for Minotaur by Pixies' photographer Simon Larbalestier, the photographer for all of the band's original albums.- more on this story
|Hank Williams III's Death Metal Band Sets Album Release and Tour|
Featuring tracks like "Redneck Ride", "Wasting Away" and "No Regrets", the self-titled album personifies the split in the psyche of the singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer who last year released the psych-country album "Damn Right, Rebel Proud". While they're two vastly different sonic experiences, both projects reflect the diverse musical interests of the self-professed "crazy ---- from Tennessee." "Nowadays, there's a whole group of people that love Waylon and David Allen Coe and love Pantera and Slayer — there's a whole breed of them out there," says Hank III.
HIII will take both his "Damn" country band and Assjack out on the road beginning June 16 in Louisville, KY, with U.S. dates confirmed through July 15 in Knoxville, TN.- more on this story
|Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan's In Session Album Reissued|
|Thrice Announce Album and Tour Plans|
|Jack Black Metal Gamers Break Air Guitar Record With Motorhead Classic|
The record, conducted at the Download festival in Donington Park, saw servants of metal shredding frets and wailing on their axes in an orgy of rock godliness.
440 fans gathered at the EA Hub, a purpose-built gaming trailer allowing members of the public to play a variety of titles from publisher Electronic Arts, and, led by Kerrang FM's Christian Stevenson, rocked out to the Motorhead classic "Ace of Spades".- more on this story
|Air Force Vet Ryan Daniel Offers Up Love Life and Memories|
|Graveyard Map Out US Dates|
Graveyard released their critically acclaimed self-titled debut in February 2008 and have toured with Witchcraft, The Sword, and Clutch.
Track by track Graveyard brings back to life all that is right with rock and roll, from the dark haze that is brought upon by the space blues of 'Blue Soul' to the rocking trip of 'Submarine Blues'. The band proves they have what it takes to hang with the classics while delivering a sound that is all their own.- more on this story
|Seasick Steve Homecoming|
'Dog House Music' is loose, shambolic collection of blues licks and the stories of a lifetime on the run. On a collection of custom-made instruments ranging from a duct-taped 3-string guitar to a one-stringed Diddley Bow (basically a 2 x 4 with a guitar string nailed to it), Steve tells of everything from losing his dog to losing his home in his whisky-soaked rasp that sounds straight from another century.
Born in Oakland, CA, Steve Wold left home at 14 to a lengthy free-roaming lifestyle. He has had many careers ranging from fruit-picker to ambulance driver to carnie to record producer before he eventually 'settled' in Tennessee (via San Francisco, UK, Hawaii, Tennessee, Washington State and god knows where else - he married his Norwegian wife 25 years ago and they've lived in 56 different houses).- more on this story
|Springsteen Has Some Explaining To Do in Ticket Scandal|
But months later, after the hue and cry died down, the Newark Star-Ledger got to the bottom of just how tickets for the show were disbursed… and as it turned out, most of the asses in the Izod Center's cushiest seats had been put there by the promoters, Springsteen's record company, and Bruce and his band. The Star-Ledger breaks down the numbers after the jump.
The best seats in the house that night were the 1,126 seats in the four sections closest to the stage, but only 108 of those tickets were ever for sale to the public, according to new ticket data obtained through the Open Public Records Act.- more on this story
|Richard Hawley Sets New Release|
Arrangements on "Truelove's Gutter" occasionally feature some truly uncommon instrumentation, such as the megabass waterphone and crystal baschet. "I use a load of odd sounds on this album that are not heard on many other records," says Richard. "The sounds in my head on a lot of the tracks - I didn't even know what they were called!"
Eccentric instruments notwithstanding, the lush but minimal production provides a haunting backdrop to Hawley's unique voice and allows him plenty of space for some outstandingly beautiful guitar solos. "I wanted it to be a listening experience from start to finish, where you couldn't just pause it and go off and watch Coronation Street or whatever," explains Hawley. "Sonically, it flows. It's not jumping all over the place. It just has a mood that goes through the whole thing."- more on this story
|Mickey Avalon Added To Snoop and Stoopid's Blazed and Confused Tour|
Reggae-influenced punk-rockers Slightly Stoopid embarked on their first headlining run of US amphitheaters last summer and will continue supporting their 2008 album, Slightly Not Stoned Enough to Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid, this go-round. The record, which marks the group's ninth release, includes outtakes, rarities and "brand new studio joints."
Additional shows at Bicentennial Park in Miami, FL on Saturday, August 1 and the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in Saint Augustine, FL on Sunday, August 2 have been added to the itinerary.- more on this story
|Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival Details|
This dynamic, groundbreaking three-day festival will once again take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park on August 28-30th 2009. Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and Beastie Boys are set to headline the event.
The festival producers are also very proud to announce new additions to the already stellar lineup, including Alpha Bondy, Street Sweeper Social Club, Autolux, Cage The Elephant and Infantree.- more on this story
|Postman Is Coming|
A video for the first single, "Kills Me," was recently shot at the Cannes Film Festival, with Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominated actress/director Rosanna Arquette at the director's helm. The clip marks her directorial debut of a music video, and will be ready for servicing to TV and the Internet in the coming weeks. Previously, Arquette directed the critically acclaimed "Searching For Debra Winger" feature film.
The "Kills Me" video had million dollar production value, and was in fact the only production to be given access to Martin Scorsese's red carpet screening of his forthcoming film, "The Red Shoes." With Arquette's profile, and images of Stotijn on the red carpet with Scorsese, Arquette, Eva Longoria and many others beamed throughout the world, this new video is bringing global attention to Stotijn and the new album.- more on this story
|Hotpress For Leopold|
|Green Day Rock Band- Vinyl Sales Way Up- Aerosmith Swapping Toys for Rocks- Def Leppard Tribute- Down and Melvins Plan Tour and more.|
Vinyl sales are set to hit a new benchmark in 2009, with sales going up a hefty 50 percent during the first five months of the year.more
Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford hopes to rejoin his bandmates early next month after a head injury prevented him from playing on their newly launched tour, fellow guitarist Joe Perry said on Sunday.more. In other news, Aerosmith expects to swap out "Toys in the Attic" in about two weeks, and play all the tracks from its 1976 follow-up "Rocks", Perry said. more
Def Leppard bought Download 2009 to an end tonight (June 14) with a stirring tribute from frontman Joe Elliott to drummer Rick Allen, speaking of his "spiritual rebirth" when the band last played the Donington site in 1986.more
The Minnesota woman who became the nation's only music file-sharing defendant so far to go to trial is getting a replay two years after losing the case.more
Rik Emmett, formerly of Triumph, and Dave Dunlop (aka the Strung-Out Troubadours) will be playing a limited number of dates in the US this fallmore
During a chat with NME TV, Down drummer Jimmy Bower revealed that the band will tour select U.S. markets with the Melvins in August/September.more
While waiting for the release of their new album, entitled "...and a Crow Brings Me Back", which shall be available in a few weeks by Free Mind Records, brazilian goth metallers Ravenland released "Back" EP, which is now available on MySpace
Dolly Parton delighted hundreds of Tennessee Girl Scouts when she made a surprise entrance at a ceremony to present them with a patch created in her honor.more
Kasabian are celebrating their second number one album in the UK Sunday night as 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum' slides straight in at the peak.more
The real Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' gravely ill more
Widespread Panic has been announced as a headliner for this year's Voodoo Experience festival in New Orleansmore
This July and August, ex-Rainbow/Deep Purple Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner will travel to South America for several concert dates.more
Internet singing sensation Susan Boyle has pulled out of a singing engagement with the "Britain's Got Talent" live tour.more- more News Quicks
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