Linkin Park Mock GNR, Metallica Release Party, Free Coldplay Download, Premature Bloc Party, New Zeppelin Bio, No Thai Sticks for Glitter and more

(antiMusic) Telling fans you can't always take yourselves so seriously, the members of Linkin Park put on blond wigs and performed the opening verse of the Guns N' Roses hit "Sweet Child O' Mine" at Alpine Valley in Wisconsin on Saturday (August 16) during their Projekt Revolution tour. Watch fan-filmed video footage of the brief performance here

Metallica return on September 12th to Berlin for the official record release party of their new album Death Magnetic. They celebrate as first band ever in the brand new O2 World Berlin more

Coldplay are giving away free music on their website. Death Will Never Conquer is available to download from their official site according to Kerrang!

Set Your Goals is no longer on the Eulogy Recordings roster following a buyout of their recording contract. Interestingly, the buyout (rumored to be over $100,000) didn't come from another label, but rather the group's manager. more

Some folks believe that intimacy is best when it's spontaneous and guess what? Bloc Party totally agrees. The band will digitally release their third disc, Intimacy, this Thursday, August 21st. A nice surprise, given that the CD's physical release will not be available till October 28th via Atlantic. more

Author Mick Wall's When Giants Walked The Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin is a new hardcover book by Orion that features 400 pages and will hit stores in the UK on October 16th. A description is here

British glam rocker Gary Glitter, who served nearly three years in a Vietnamese prison for molesting children, has been denied entry in Thailand after failing to board a flight in Bangkok to London, immigration officials said Wednesday. more

According to The Boston Globe, legendary rockers Aerosmith are heading back to the studio in October and will hit the road next spring. more

Fishbone frontman Angelo Moore will be making a rare solo appearance tonight (Wed) at the Joint in Los Angeles during the antiMusic sponsored Happenin' Harry's Hellhole! Nehemiah of The Real World will also perform and the night will be capped off by an all-star jam by Happenin' Harry and the Haptones. Grab the details and post funny message to Harry here

The Verve are now streaming their new long-awaited album Forth on their Myspace page

Winds Of Plague has parted ways with drummer Jeff Tenny more

TO/DIE/FOR has cancelled its previously announced appearance at the Big Bang Festival in Lebanon. According to the group, "[the festival organizers] changed the dates and we are not available on those days." more

Dr Who actor John Barrowman is releasing an album called 'Music Music Music'. The record is released on November 24 and features songwriting contributions from Take That's Gary Barlow, including first single 'What About Us', out November 17. more

Popular "mixtape" sharing site, Muxtape, has been temporarily shut down due to some conflict with music industry trade organization, the RIAA. The website now displays this message: Muxtape will be unavailable for a brief period while we sort out a problem with the RIAA. more

Sanctity, who recently parted ways with Jared MacEachern (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Derek Anderson (bass) "for personal reasons", have issued the following update: "We will hopefully be announcing our new singer soon. I cant give you a name or hints yet, but we have not been [so] happy in a long time. He is a sick-ass singer as well as a person." - more

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