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Full Report for 03/13/2009

Rock Legend Mobbed By Fans
antiMusic reports: Ramones legend Marky Ramone and his solo band got a lot more than they bargained for when traveling south of the border to play for Mexican fans last weekend. Here is the tale as posted on Marky's Myspace blog:

Everyone's ok, but things got way over the top concerning the safety of the band and out of hand for Marky and The Blitzkrieg at [Saturday] night's show in Mexico. The van taking the band back to the hotel was besieged by fans resulting in an injury to one of the touring party protecting the exiting band. The security at the venue did their best, but were overwhelmed by the numbers and intensity of the situation. They had never had to deal with anything like that before.

In trying to leave the venue, there was a pile up at the exit door as fans rushed to Marky on his attempted exit. Surrounded by over zealous fans pounding on the windows of the band van, cracking the windshield, one fan clinging to the side of the vehicle was thrown into on coming traffic. He was ok as later he and a friend eventually caught up with the van in a taxi shouting and waving at their hero. - more on this story

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Kelly Clarkson To Surpass U2
Reuters reports: Kelly Clarkson will replace U2 at the top of the Billboard 200 next week with her second chart-topper, according to preliminary estimates on Thursday.

"All I Ever Wanted," the fourth release from the inaugural "American Idol" champ, should sell as many as 200,000 copies in the six days ended March 15.

But industry prognosticators caution the number could increase depending on how her assorted TV performances this week will affect the album's start.
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Radiohead Working On New Material
MTV reports: Radiohead are set to work their first new material since In Rainbows, one of the group has revealed.

Guitarist Ed O'Brien also hinted to BBC Radio 1 that the band will be announcing live dates soon.

He said: "We are working on new material… We'll be doing some more recording. It's business as usual."
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Steven Adler Slams Axl Rose
Blabbermouth reports: Chris Mautner of The Patriot-News recently conducted an interview with former Guns N' Roses and current Adler's Appetite drummer Steven Adler.

The Patriot-News: When you look back at those days in GN'R * Adler: Oh, those were great days. It was a great time. It's a shame that Axl [Rose, GN'R singer] put me through all that ... he did. He likes to blame people, like everything's Slash's fault, that's why we're not going to do a reunion. What did Slash do? He didn't do anything.

The Patriot-News: Well, that's what I was going to ask. With all that bitterness, does it tarnish your memory of those early days? * Adler: Oh, those memories are tarnished. They've been tarnished for a long time. But I survived it, and am a better person and stronger person for it. - read more

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Metallica Club Show?
Blabbermouth reports: Austin360.com reports that Austin Powell of The Austin Chronicle says he's received confirmation from the Metallica camp that the metal superstars will indeed be playing Austin's legendary venue Stubb's on Friday, March 20 at 10:00 p.m. as part of the Guitar Hero: Metallica showcase during the Texas capital's annual South By Southwest (SXSW) music and media festival.

Roland Swenson of SXSW was not too happy with Powell's "Off the Record" scoop, however. "He didn't get it from us," Swenson told Austin360.com. "We were told not to confirm anything and we're sticking by that."

Stubb's is an outdoor venue that holds only 2,100. South By Southwest badges and wristbands will be getting priority for entry. There will also be a line for those willing to pay cover, but admission will be based on space availability. - more on this story

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NIN's Reznor Vs Chris Cornell- Fiddy Sex Tape Plan- Beatles Were Peripheral?- R.E.M. Surprises, Sting Wines- Spector Rests- Miley Settles- Metallica Reschedules and more
antiMusic reports: Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor took to his relatively new Twitter account yesterday to slam one of his peers, former Audioslave/Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell. "You know that feeling you get when somebody embarrasses themselves so badly YOU feel uncomfortable? Heard Chris Cornell's record? Jesus," Reznor wrote for all 40,000-plus of his followers to see. more

50 Cent will reportedly release a sex tape featuring the mother of one of Rick Ross's children. The rapper has reportedly bought a raunchy video of his so called 'baby mama' to help continue his beef with Ross. more

R.E.M. made a surprise appearance last night (March 11) at Carnegie Hall. The band was being honored with a tribute show that boasted 20 different performers interpreting R.E.M's vast catalog.more

Phil Spector's defense attorney has rested his case in the music producer's murder retrial involving the death of actress Lana Clarkson.more

After singing of "Fields of Gold," British rock star Sting is tending fields of grapes as he prepares to market red wine made at his country estate in Tuscanymore

Metallica's March 8, 2009 concert at Globen in Stockholm, Sweden — which was cancelled after the band's frontman James Hetfield came down with a suspected case of food poisoning — has been rescheduled for May 4. more

On March 1st, Dan Phillips of True Widow was arrested on marijuana possession and paraphernalia charges crossing the border from California to Arizona while on tour.more

A Tennessee marketing firm is giving nearly 1,000 fans of pop singer Miley Cyrus free four-month extensions to their online fan club memberships in a deceptive practices settlement with the state attorney general's office.more

The Grammys will be held a bit earlier in 2010. The 52nd annual awards will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 31. more

It has been confirmed that Rihanna and Chris Brown recorded a duet together, just weeks after Brown was arrested for allegedly assaulting hermore
Beatles peripheral? During a recent sitdown with The New Yorker, Van Morrison waxed nostaglic on the music he grew up on. When skiffle pioneer Lonnie Donegan and 'other practioners of pre-Beatles rock 'n' roll' came up, Morrison took issue with the term. "That's a cliché," he said. "I don't think 'pre-Beatles' means anything, because there was stuff before them. Over here, you have a different slant. You measure things in terms of The Beatles. We don't think music started there. Rolling Stone magazine does, because it's their mythology... The Beatles were peripheral. If you had more knowledge about music, it didn't really mean anything. To me, it was meaningless."He doesn't think much of Elvis either.

Epic Records will offer Monuments and Melodies, a greatest-hits record from Incubus. The 26-track, two-disc compilation will feature the band's biggest hits including "Drive" and "Wish You Were Here," as well as two brand-new tracksmore

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' guitarist Nick Zinner has claimed that he was "pushed" into dropping his instrument for the recording of his band's new album, 'It's Blitz!'.more

My Bloody Valentine have added a handful of U.S. live dates to coincide with its Coachella festival appearance in April. The band will play in Austin, Dallas, Denver, and Seattle in the week following its April 19 headlining slot in Indio, Calif. more

Plans to auction off more than 2,000 of Michael Jackson's personal items can move forward — for now. more if you even care.

Gnostic — who feature in their ranks three members of the current lineup of Atheist — will release their debut album, "Engineering the Rule", on May 25 via France's Season Of Mist. more

Angra have "reunited" with former drummer Richard Confessori, replacing Aquiles Priester, who left after a physical confrontation (ie. fisticuffs).more

Coalesce have completed work on their new full-length album OX, the band's first in 10 years and follow-up to 1999's 0:12 Revolution In Just Listening. OX is set for a CD and LP release on June 9th in North America more

Hella are currently writing their first full-length album as a two-piece band in four years. The album will be recorded and finished later this year more

Toronto based drone duo Nadja announced the forthcoming release of a new album titled 'When I See the Sun Always Shines on TV' featuring eight cover tracks. The album will be released on April 28th via The End Records.more

Taylor Swift has announced the dates for her first U.S. headlining tour this summer, with best friend Kellie Pickler and new artist Gloriana as her opening acts
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More Dave Matthews Band For Your Buck
PR reports: Tickets for Dave Matthews Band's upcoming summer tour went on sale to the general public Thursday and the band is keeping prices low, as usual. "Tickets for Dave Matthews Band's shows remain a great value," said Coran Capshaw, the group's manager and founder of Red Light Management. "Out of respect for its loyal fans, the band has always made every effort to keep tickets affordable."

Two-thirds of tickets for the shows will average $40 each while other ticket prices will range from $55 to a maximum of $75, depending on the venue. The band will launch this summer's tour on May 27th at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, NY. Then - on the eve of the release of Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King, the group's first studio album in four years - Dave Matthews Band will play two consecutive nights (May 29th & 30th) at Boston's historic Fenway Park. Tickets for most shows will go on sale to the general public on March 12th, 13th and 14th; Fenway Park tickets go on sale March 21st. Please check with your local venue or ticket retailer for details.

On June 2nd, RCA Records will release Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King. - more on this story

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"Rapper" Joaquin Phoenix Vs "Fan"
AP reports: Joaquin Phoenix appears to be getting into the act of being a petulant hip-hop star. He jumped off the stage during a short performance at the LIV nightclub early Thursday morning and confronted an audience member who was heckling him. Security guards dragged him back on stage and escorted him away.

He began rapping to a beat played by the DJ and nodding to the music, although most of the lyrics were unintelligible. Then he responded to someone who appeared to be heckling him in the audience near the stage.

"We have a (double-expletive) in the audience," he said before jumping into the crowd. It was not immediately clear whether the two men exchanged any blows. - more on this story

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More Nine Inch Nails Dates
antiMusic reports: The Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction tour is starting to shape up with additional dates announced and one date change.

Metal Underground reports that the tour will hit the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX on May 12th, and the Comcast Amphitheatre in Mansfield, MA on June 3rd. The Mansfield date replaces the previously-posted Darien Lake date.

In addition, seven new European summer festival dates have been announced. - more on this story

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U2 Looking Backwards
Reuters reports: Irish band U2 provided a prelude to its upcoming world tour with a brief private show on Wednesday for just 950 fans who got a chance to make news by asking the band some tough questions.

Among the revelations from the banter with the crowd: U2 is considering reworking and re-releasing some early work including its debut album, 1980's "Boy," which included U2's first big hit, "I Will Follow."

"I would love to sing that album again and finish that," said lead singer Bono. He said the band was rushed from the studio producing "Boy" because they "couldn't afford another hour."

"The early records, there's some beautiful songs that feel a little bit unfinished to us," he said. - more on this story

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Oh No Not Stereo Week: Final Day
antiMusic reports: Oh No Not Stereo's new album '003' hits stores this week and to celebrate we asked Sky Nielsen (vox, gtr, etc) to give us the inside story to five favorites from the effort. Here is Sky with today's song "Let's Get It Started":

This is an anathematic song that Myk came up with before asking me to help with lyrics and simple riffs while we were writing in Arizona.

This track is a great example of how we take pride in speaking our minds. We're serious about working hard and playing hard, all the time. In this case, we're reflecting on what we DON'T want in life; we always try to stay strong and forward-driven with our band.

Preview songs from the album, learn more about it and the group and more right - here!

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