|Reality Star Sues Sharon Osbourne|
The incident, which was screened on VH1 in the US in January, shows Osbourne exchanging insults with Megan Hauserman before she poured a drink over her.
According to Los Angeles court papers, Ms Hauserman claims Osbourne, 56, hit her, pulled her hair and scratched her. The 27-year-old is seeking a jury trial and punitive damages.- more on this story
|U2 Street Now Has a Name as Three Night Live Radio Broadcast Announced|
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has temporarily renamed part of 53rd street in Midtown Manhattan to honor the release of U2's new album and their week long residency on the David Letterman show. The renamed section is between Broadway and 8th Avenue will be known as U2 Way for the next week.
In other news, "In celebration of the release of No Line On The Horizon U2 will participate in an unprecedented radio broadcast event produced by FMQB Productions. U2 3 Nights Live places the band in three cities for three mutually exclusive radio broadcasts for three consecutive nights."- more on this story
|Pearl Jam Game|
Beginning today, fans can go to www.pearljamtengame.com and complete a puzzle to unlock various songs from the Ten reissues. With every row a user gets aligned, a new song is unlocked for them to hear.
Upon completion of the entire puzzle, the user unlocks a special video piece detailing the history of this historic release. Users can time themselves completing the puzzle, and challenge their friends through the 'share' feature. The site also allows users to preview each of the four reissue packages.- wanna play?
|Lars Illegally Downloaded Latest Metallica Album|
"I sat there myself and downloaded [Metallica's latest CD] 'Death Magnetic' [illegally] from the Internet just to try it," he told Eddie Trunk of VH1 Classic's series "That Metal Show".
"I was like, 'Wow, this is how it works.' I figured if there is anybody that has a right to download 'Death Magnetic' for free, it's me. I sat there one night at my house with about six of my friends and a bottle of wine. And what was it called?! [Trying to think of the name of the file-sharing client he used to download the album] We found it — this was like two or three days after ['Death Magnetic'] leaked. I was like, 'You know what? I've gotta try this.' So we sat there, and thirty minutes later, I had 'Death Magnetic' in my computer. It was kind of bizarre."- more on this story
|AC/DC Illness- Fray Tour- Zeppelin Jr- Eels Return- Sublime Reunite- Death Cab For Cartoon- Jacko Backo?- High School Musical Chairs- New Found Glory Leak and more|
The Fray have announced plans for a summer headlining tour. The 35-city trek kicks off on June 12 in Atlanta and ends up in Spokane, WA on August 7; Jacks Mannequin opens all dates. more
Zeppelin Jr: Sons of Albion, a UK export fronted by Logan Plant (Robert Plant's son), are playing SXSW: Saturday, March 21st ¬ 1AM - British Music Embassy at Latitude 30 and Thursday, March 19th ¬ 1 AM ¬ Red Bull Moon Towers Show. But you check out previews of how their new music is sounding right here
Eels will release their first new album since 2005's acclaimed Double Blinking Lights And Other Revelations. The new album, Hombre Lobo, set for June 2nd, 2009 on Vagrant Records, features 12 new songs recorded in Eels leader Mark Oliver Everett, aka E's studio in Los Angeles.
On Saturday night Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh, bassist Eric Wilson and a singer known as Rome played a set of classic Sublime turns following Bud's set with his current band Del Mar. Could this be a sign of a full reunion to come? Del Mar's MySpace recapped the show with this, "What really f---ing killed it was SUBLIME reuniting and playing with new singer, Rome. We're f---ing stoked for Bud, Eric and Rome... Bud's still playing with Del Mar, and Sublime doesn't have any firm tour plans or anything YET, but we'll keep you posted on their progress."
Death Cab for Cutie have unveiled a must-see new video for "Grapevine Fires." The animated clip, directed by Walter Robot, a.k.a. the team of multimedia artist Bill Barminski and writer Christopher Louie can be viewed here
Oasis will not play in China for economic reasons and not because of any connection with the Tibet issue, an official at the promoter of the shows said on Tuesday. Sure, maybe they are selling parts of the Great Wall too. more
Sarah Borges & The Broken singles debut video for the first single "Do It For Free" from her forthcoming CD 'The Stars are Out' (March 24th - Sugar Hill Records.) is now available to check out in High Def here
New UK technical death metal sensations The Boy Will Drown have put two brand new tracks up on their official MySpace page. Check out the new tracks, titled "Deep Throat" and "Suis La Luna" here.
Get a first listen of the entire (poppy) Punk Goes Pop 2 compilation on MTV's "The Leak" today. This album hits stores everywhere on March 10. Listen here and try to tell the difference between the original and the cover.
Michael Jackson will be in London this week to make a "special announcement," organizers said Tuesday, and industry sources said it is likely to involve a series of comeback concerts in the city. more
Chimaira, are set to give the world their first taste of The Infection, with the release of their first single, "Secrets of the Dead." The song will be available for purchase via iTunes and can be heard streaming on the band's official MySpace .
A Beatles Masters: The city already has a Beatles museum and a Beatles-themed hotel. Its airport is even named after John Lennon. Now a Liverpool university says it rolling out a graduate program entirely devoted to the Fab Four.more. Good luck with that job hunt!
Walt Disney Co's teen hit franchise "High School Musical" is coming back for a fourth time -- but with a new cast of characters, the company said on Tuesday. more. That makes sense since you don't want your high school students looking like they graduated college already.
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' long-promised box set of previously unreleased solo material, which has apparently had several different working titles over the years — including "Monster" and "100" — will finally see the light of day in 2009. more
Grand Ole Opry member Ernie Ashworth, whose 1963 smash hit "Talk Back Trembling Lips" was one of the first country tunes to cross over into pop, has died, hospital officials said on Tuesday.more
New Found Glory are steaming new album 'Not Without A Fight' on their MySpace page a week before the LP is released. It hits stores next week but you can listen to it right now, righthere
Arc Angels, the Austin, Texas-based all-star group formed in the wake of Stevie Ray Vaughn's death, are ready to take full flight again. After playing together periodically during the past seven years, the band plans to release a DVD this year, tour extensively more
Matthew McConaughey has just helped produce his first record - Nova Scotia-based reggae artist Mishka's "Above the Bones" - and is releasing it on his own label, J.K. Livin' Productions. more
Jimmy Eat World have announced the release of 'Clarity Live', which is being recorded on their current Clarity x 10 tour. The band are on the road performing their 1999 album over 10 shows, and on April 7 will make the album available via their website. more
Skinlab are close to inking a deal with an as-yet-undisclosed label for the release of the band's new album, tentatively due on July 7. more
Due to "production delays," Judas Priest singer Rob Halford's Metal God Entertainment company has rescheduled the release date for the HALFORD "Resurrection World Tour – Live At Rock In Rio III" 5.1 special-edition Blu-ray to April 7, 2009. more
Rumors have been swirling about Metallica possibly making an appearance at Stubb's in Austin, Texas on Friday, March 20 during this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) music and media conference and festival. more
Paradox will release their fifth album, "Riot Squad", on October 26, 2009 via AFM Records. more
Paint It Black have announced plans to release a new 7-inch/digital EP in June via Bridge 9 Records. The EP is the first in the series promised by the band last September.- more
|No Doubt Giving Away Entire Catalog Download|
Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday, March 7. *Offer applies to marked top ticket price levels (tickets priced greater than $42.50 before applicable ticketing related fees) and does not apply to lower price levels and/or lawn seats. Download code(s) will be emailed approximately 30 days before the date of the show purchased and will be good for 30 days after the tour is completed.
No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont had this to say about the offering, "Since the band is heading back to the road, we wanted to find a cool way to get people listening to our music and stoke them with a great deal at the same time. With this download its easy for fans to get psyched up to hear our music live once again and that rocks." - more on this story
|Muse Moving Away From Rock?|
Bellamy says: "There's some really brilliant songs coming out, some of our best material, I think.
"There's definitely a few things on the album which are segueing into each other and it's all very orchestral, but that could take over the album, so it could actually be kind of classical act basically [sic], and move away from rock all together.
"We'll be knocking on Classic FM's door, you know?"- more on this story
|Yeah Yeah Yeahs CD Coming A Month Early|
Apparently the album leaked out and as often happens when that happens, the powers that be decided that releasing the album a bit earlier than originally planned would be a good idea.
The album is being released digitally next week (Tues in the U.S. - Monday for the rest of the world) and the physical CD will hit shops on March 31st in the U.S. and April 6th everywhere else.- more on this story
|Interpol Stars Turns Filmmaker|
Carlos Dengler produced, stars in, and composed the original score for MY FRIENDS TOLD ME ABOUT YOU. MFTMAY is co-produced by Todd Eckert, producer of award-winning Joy Division biopic, Control, which won the 2007 Cannes award for Best European Feature.
Dengler writes: "Making MY FRIENDS TOLD ME ABOUT YOU was a chance to explore the narrative potential of sound and spectacle. The idea was to achieve the expression of film as a composition, a tone poem of carefully selected cinematic effects and gestures."- more on this story
|Saving Abel Hit The Road With Seether and Nickelback|
"We're thrilled to be opening for Nickelback. It's crazy, a year ago we were playing small bars and clubs around Memphis and now we're touring the country in a bus and will be playing with one of the biggest touring rock bands in arenas," said Saving Abel frontman Jared Weeks.
Saving Abel have been on the road non-stop since the March, 2008 release of their self titled debut from Virgin records and have played with rock heavy weights such as Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold, Puddle of Mudd and Shinedown.- more on this story
|Oh, Oh Living Off My Hair: The Bon Jovi Saga Coming To Book Stores|
"The book offers unprecedented insights into the members' lives on stage, on the road, and at home, as well as intimate reflections on the highs and lows of their 25 years together," according to a statement issued Tuesday by publisher HarperCollins.
The book comes out next fall, when a documentary of the same name is released. [So you'll have two opportunities to hop on your steel horse for Bon Jovi!]- More news from SleazeRoxx
|Guitar Hero Metallica Details|
When the house lights go down this spring, virtual rock stars across the globe will shred, drum and wail to an explosive set list featuring over 45 tracks from Metallica's illustrious career and a wide variety of other legendary artists personally selected by the band, such as Queen, Foo Fighters, Bob Seger, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slayer and Judas Priest.
Gamers who have downloaded the Death Magnetic album on Xbox 360 or PLAYSTATION3 will have access to the album while the Wii and PlayStation2 versions will have "Broken, Beat & Scarred," "Cyanide" and "My Apocalypse" included on disc.- a lot more info including full tracklisting
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