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John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole, Miley Cyrus Trapped in the Closet?, Radiohead Score Fight Clubbers Latest Film, DMX Warrant and more


08/13/2008
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(antiMusic) John Lennon's killer was denied parole for a fifth time Tuesday by a board that said he remains a threat to the public. more

Blink-182 and Morrissey producer Jerry Finn has been taken off life support after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage last month. According to a post on the Prosoundweb forum reprinted on Morrissey-Solo.com, Finn's family made the decision on Saturday. more

DMX is in trouble yet again, after failing to show up to an Arizona court to face 11 charges from drugs possession to animal cruelty. The judge will hold the warrant until 4pm PST today (August 12) to give his attorney time to provide information to the court regarding his location and reasons for his non-appearance more

Amy Winehouse has told a UK gossip columnist that even though her stab at a theme to the new James Bond movie, Quantum Of Solace, was rejected in favor of a collaboration between Jack White and Alicia Keys, she's going to get it together enough to record the song anyway. more

Radiohead have written the score for the film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's latest book, the author has revealed to the BBC. Palahniuk's 1996 novel Fight Club was made into a film starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. His latest book, Choke, is also being adapted for the big screen. more

In the "didn't I hear that before" department, Idolator also has an interesting comparison between Miley Cyrus and R.Kelly's pseudo-southern woman in "Trapped in the Closet, Chapter 8". Read their analysis and listen for yourself right here

Southern Comfort has announced that the SoCo Music Experience scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 18 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium has been cancelled due to an unexpected escalation in production costs. At this time, there are no plans to reschedule the event this year.

The Verve have denied rumors that they are on the verge of cancelling their V Festival appearances this weekend (August 16-17). more

A music producer has sued Vanessa Hudgens for $5 million, claiming the actress and her father have repeatedly violated a contract and failed to pay him his share of her earnings. more

The final recordings of "outlaw legend" Waylon Jennings will get a release on October 21st. Waylon Forever will feature eight songs all backed by his son Shooter Jennings and his band the 357's. more

Don Helms, a renowned steel guitarist who played in Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys band and on country classics by Patsy Cline and Lefty Frizzell, has died of an apparent heart attack. He was 81.

Avant is joining the Capitol Records roster of urban chart-topping artists. His first Capitol Records album will be released on October 28th, 2008.

This week Rock The Bayou announced a 4th band stage. That means that we will approach 150 live bands performing over the long weekend! A full lineup of artists can be found here

London folk rock outfit Noah and the Whale have announced their first-ever stateside tour. The short jaunt will kick off in mid-September bookended by several European dates. more

A pretty girl who won national fame after singing at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games was only miming. Wearing a red dress and pigtails, Lin Miaoke charmed a worldwide audience with a rendition of "Ode to the Motherland". more

Chiodos, Silverstein, and Escape The Fate will be touring together in October and November. Confirmed dates are here

Tina Turner has announced that she will release an album featuring hits spanning her career as well as rare live recordings and two new tracks. 'Tina!' is due out in the US on September 30 via Capitol/EMI. more

Brian Epstein's copy of his management contract with The Beatles, a pact that proved to be worth millions, is being offered for sale in London next month. The four-page document, signed Oct. 1, 1962, by John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Richard Starkey Ringo Starr's real name carries an estimated price of $480,000 more

Rock & roll comic C.C. Banana, known for his outrageous interviews with rockers and other celebrities, has written a new song parody exclusively for this project. The song is a comedic take on the Gene Simmons/Vinnie Vincent classic "Unholy," rewritten as a roast of Danger Danger vocalist Ted Poley. Despite its humorous overtones, the track is an appropriately heavy recreation of the Kiss original, featuring a guitar solo by Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), guitars and bass by Paul LaPlaca (Zandelle, Z02, Chris Caffery solo band), drums by Dennis Leeflang (Sun Caged, Epica, Bumblefoot solo band) and background vocals by Kelli McCloud (Queen of the Reich) and Vic Rivera (AdrianGale, Crunch, Poley/Rivera).

Finally we offer a overall answer to a few emails we received about yesterday's story "Another Bon Jovi Song Theft Accusation" we will reiterate that the claims were made by a musician who emailed a statement to SleazeRoxx.com. Unlike last week's story about Boston rocker Bart Steele, who claims that Bon Jovi stole his Red Sox tribute song, we did not have access to links to the actual songs where you could compare the compositions and judge for yourself. Also the claims made by the musician in yesterday's report about members of Bon Jovi listening to demos by unsigned bands in order to steal their music was clearly hearsay as he was just passing on a claim that he heard from another person. So take those claims for what they are worth. If we are informed about samples of the original composition being made available online we will pass those on to you so you can hear and make your own judgment about the claims of song theft. With all of that said, Bart Steele let us know that he has penned a new "Boston" song and posted it online. You can check out "Can't Keep Us Down" at - http://www.myspace.com/chelseacitycouncil



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