|Guns N' Roses Plan Summer Stadium Tour|
If it comes to pass, the tour would mark the first U.S. stadium dates for the current line-up of Guns — their 2002 and 2006-'07 tours were arena outings, with some overseas stadium shows. (And contrary to one persistent online rumor, the band has absolutely no plans of playing Spain's Kobetasonik Festival this June.)
Meanwhile, Guns' manager, Irving Azoff, tells Rolling Stone that the band has big plans for this year.- more on this story
|Woodstock Festival Returns|
Woodstock is going to hit both New York and Berlin in August 2009. According to promoter Michael Lang, the New York festival will take place exactly on the 40th anniversary, August 15-16th, while the Berlin event will be from August 22-23rd at an abandoned airport.
The exact location for the U.S. festival has not been determined as of yet and neither have the acts set to fit the bill.- more on this story
|Official Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction Tour Dates|
The outing will kick off on May 08th in West Palm Beach, FL at Cruzan Amphitheatre and will crisscross the country before wrapping up on June 12th at Charlotte, NC's Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (how many venues have that name???)
In addition to the tour both bands are set to head the bill Sunday night at the Sasquatch! Festival on May 24th at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, WA.- all of the real dates!
|Lil Wayne Beats Drug Rap|
Atlanta police said they found unmarked bottles containing hydrocodone and a generic form of Xanax, along with a small amount of marijuana.
On Tuesday, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson granted the rapper's request to suppress on the basis of an illegal search.- more on this story
|Guns N' Roses Alums Tour- Wilco Feist- Fatboy Slim Rehab- Oasis Claim Tibet To Blame- Swift Still On Top- Ozomatli Deal- MegaKudos For Metallica and more|
Feist is reportedly making a guest appearance on Wilco's forthcoming album, which is slated for a June release. more
Fatboy Slim has been admitted to rehab for alcohol addiction. The DJ checked into a clinic in southern England on Monday (March 2), reports The Sun, and according to his manager, Garry Blackburn, has been battling a drink problem "for some time." more
He Said Chi Said: Oasis says China has blocked what would have been the British band's debut in the country in April because lead singer Noel Gallagher took part in a free Tibet concert in 1997. more
Michael Jackson sued an auction house Wednesday to halt the scheduled sale of thousands of his personal possessions, an action the firm says caught it completely off-guard.more
With an 18% uptick in sales, Taylor Swift's "Fearless" continues its rule over The Billboard 200 for an 11th week. The Big Machine effort sold 73,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.more
Latin/funk/hip-hop fusionists Ozomatli have signed with Mercer Street, the new imprint on ADA-distributed Downtown Music more
"The Local Radio Freedom Act," the NAB-backed resolution circulating on Capitol Hill that opposes the introduction of "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on radio stations, has picked up nine more backers. It should be called "Save the Retard's Greed From Screwing Themselves Out Of A Killer Source of Promotion Act". Read more at Billboard Biz. But are they gonna slip the censorship. a.k.a. fairness doctrine into this?
Icarus Witch is back in the studio for pre-production on their 4th CD. They say "Writing and demoing new music for the follow up to 2007's 'Songs For The Lost' is not a simple task, as we always strive to better ourselves and grow as songwriters while still staying true to our initial vision. No song or album titles just yet, but the music is finally sounding the way we've always wanted it to."
Saxon have confirmed their appearance at Rocklahoma 2009, taking place July 9th - 12th, 2009 in Pryor, Oklahoma.more
Skinlab are the latest band to be added to this years edition of the Overpriced Energy Drink Mayhem festival which also features Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth amongst others. more
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine penned an open letter to Metallica on his website, congratulating his former bandmates on their impending induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 4more
xDeathstarx have revealed that their final show will take place at Facedown Fest 2009 in early-April. Formed in 2002, the group has released albums with Life Sentence Records and Facedown Records.more
Furious Styles (Eulogy Recordings) have reportedly called it quits. The band's upcoming dates have been cancelled though the group will apparently play one final show in the Northwest.more
Slash has posted the following message on his MySpace page: "I am just about to start recording my solo album and I've been super-busy getting all that together. But it's going smoothly and I've got a great team that I'm working with. The artists are fantastic. Unfortunately, I can't leak any names yet, but I will do what I can to let you know as each collaboration is completed." more
Faith No More has been confirmed for Germany's Hurricane and Southside festivals, set to take place June 19-21 at Eichenring in Scheeßel and Take Off Park in Neuhausen ob Eck more
Huntingtons have announced a reunion show and a new release. The Ramones-influenced pop-punk outfit split up in 2005. more
Big brother! The Chicago event promoter ordinance, first reported back in May, is currently before City Council's License and Consumer Protection Committee. While there have been changes made to the original ordinance, the current version of the legislation would still require promoters to obtain $300,000 in liability insurance on top of paying fees ranging from $500 to $2,000. more
Kiss On Fire reports: Rumor has it that Mercury Records will release a KISS CD in the series "Authorized Bootleg" in late May. This is said to feature the show from Nashville Municipal Auditorium that was played February 9th 1988.
Altair have lost a member, " After 2½ years of thrashing, our "new guy" Martin Ström has decided to leave the band to focus on softer kinds of music. No hard feelings, though - we still hang out and drink together! Now we need to find a new guitar player. If you dig our stuff, live in the Stockholm area…" go here for details
Season of Mist is immensely proud to announce that Atheist and Gnostic just inked a deal with their label!
"We really wanted to show our gratitude to all the Phish fans for their support and the overwhelming response they've had to these shows. It's going to be an amazing celebration and we only wish everybody could be there," said Phish lead guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio.
The band is bringing in a recording truck to capture the concerts and each multi-track recording will be professionally mixed onsite. (Previous livephish.com offerings have been matrix recordings - the soundboard feed combined with audience microphones.) Twenty-four hours after each show, 256kbps MP3s will be made available for free for a limited time- more on this story
|Rihanna Won't Press Charges Against Chris Brown|
Brown released a statement following the incident saying he was "saddened" by what happened, but now the couple are allegedly set to reconcile - with the Telegraph reporting that Rihanna will not testify in court.
Instead, Los Angeles prosecutors will have to decide whether the case against Brown is strong enough to go ahead without Rihanna's cooperation.- more on this story
|Radiohead Classics Expanded|
Each "Collectors Edition" includes the original album plus a second CD of rarities, including demos, sessions and live recordings. Each "Special Collectors Edition," in deluxe, lift-top box packaging, includes both audio discs and adds a DVD with a variety of promotional music videos, TV performances and filmed concert performances, as well as a series of postcards.- details about each reissue
|Surviving Beatles Head Star Packed Benefit For A Kooky Cause|
David Lynch, Russell Simmons, Laura Dern, and other surprise guests will fill out the star-studded slate as presenters.- more on this story
|Lamb Of God's Wrath Tops Tweens|
The band finds themselves smack in the middle of the Top 3, bringing metal back to the top of the charts between mainstream artists Taylor Swift, and The Jonas Brothers. WRATH is the band's third album on Epic Records and their first with Grammy-winning producer Josh Wilbur.
WRATH'S plague continues its spread overseas, wreaking havoc worldwide with massive chart positions – album debuted at # 1 in Canada, # 8 in Australia, # 14 in Japan, # 25 in the UK and chart debuts in the following markets in which Lamb of God have never charted in previously including; Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany and that's only the beginning…
|New Osbournes Show Set To Debut This Month|
According to The Week, the first six episodes include "a blindfolded audience member duped into kissing a grandmother, a visit from Pam Anderson (complete with wardrobe malfunction) and "Candid Camera"-style video of The Prince of Darkness slinging burgers at a fast-food drive-through.
"We are letting them go as far as they can. They are raunchy and funny and also a warm, real family," Mike Darnell, president of alternative entertainment on the Fox network, told reporters last month.
|Singled Out: Last November|
I actually started writing "Seventeen at Three in the Morning" when I was seventeen years old. That being said, it took a considerable amount of time to complete and become our single as that was nearly four years ago.
I remember it was around Christmas time when I came up with the first verse. The only reason I remember that is because my family and I went to my grandparent's house the morning after I wrote it. My family always wants me to perform when we have any kind of gathering… I'm like a juke box. I don't mind though. I am an entertainer after all.
So I decided I'd try out the first verse on everyone. If you've heard the song, you know the lyrics are somewhat racy. Especially for a seventeen year old I suppose. But I've always been very interested in pushing the envelope with things like that. And I've never filtered my writing even in the company of my grandmother. So after I stumbled through my rough version of the first verse, I waited eagerly to hear what they had to say. And then I waited a bit more. It was pretty quiet. I guess I caught them off guard talking about sleeping in a car with a girl and foggy windows and such. After they collected themselves they all assured me they loved it!- Read the rest of this song story
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