Be Your Own Pet Split, Queens of the Nine Inch Tool, Morrissey Years of Delay, Wolfmother RIP?, Blow Me Up Scotty, Joss Stone and more

(antiMusic) Indie-punk foursome Be Your Own Pet have reluctantly announced a parting of ways. Reasons for the split are unknown. more

Today's "Duh!" moment comes to us from an Angry Ape report: Sharon Osbourne has slammed socialite turned singer Paris Hilton, saying that the heiress is talentless. "She has no talent! I'm sure Paris would tell you that herself." more. On the other hand, Sharon should think of glasshouses when making such statements as her daughter Kelly isn't exactly a chip off the ol' Ozzy block in the talent department.

Originally due in September, Morrissey's next album, "Years of Refusal," has been postponed until early 2009 more

A newly discovered tape of the Beatles laughing and chatting during an early recording session has sold for about $23,000. more

Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins, has won an auction to publish the autobiography of rock legend Steven Tyler, according to publishing sources. more

Singer Joss Stone is to play Anne of Cleves in the third season of The Tudors, the BBC has confirmed. It will be the first TV acting role for the 22-year-old

"Blow Me Up Scotty?" Some of the ashes of actor James Doohan, who played Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in Star Trek have gone missing. The remains were being sent into orbit by a company that offers a space burial service when the rocket carrying them malfunctioned minutes after take-off. more

Iron Maiden's official website has been updated with the following: "(Guitarist) Adrian Smith's new Jackson guitar was stolen after the show in Athens (Greece) on Saturday night (August 2nd)." more

Walt Disney Records will release "Nightmare Revisited," a collection of covers and new recordings inspired by the 1993 film "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas," on Sept. 30. Danny Elfman re-recorded "Opening" and "Closing" from the film's score, and Korn, Amy Lee, Plain White T's, Rise Against, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Flyleaf contribute their versions of songs from the soundtrack. more

Hatebreed will release their all-covers album entitled "For the Lions" on October 28 via Koch. The CD is expected to include Hatebreed's renditions of songs by Misfits, Metallica, Judge, Cro-Mags, D.R.I., Negative Approach, Agnostic Front, Madball, Sheer Terror and Obituary, among others. more

Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has recorded the vocals for the song "I Don't Have an Excuse, I Just Need a Little Help" from the new band JUBILEE, featuring Aaron North of Nine Inch Nails/The Icarus Line fame and Michael Shuman of Queens Of The Stone Age. Footage of the recording sessions can be viewed here

Suicidal Tendencies has been confirmed for the We The People festival, set to take place September 27 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. Find out who else is set to play the fest here

A split has occurred between Wolfmother singer/guitarist Andrew Stockdale and the other two founding members of the Australian hard rock band, Chris Ross and Myles Heskett. more

At All Cost has posted a lengthy description of their recent hardships, including being dropped by Century Media Records this past spring. Long story short: they are on hiatus. Read the full statement here

Heavy Heavy Low Low has announced the amicable departure of guitarist Ryan "Chip" Madden. - more

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