Steve Foley, who played drums with the Replacements at the tail end of their career, died last weekend in Minneapolis. He was 49. According to local media reports, Foley died after accidentally overdosing on prescription medication. more
The Bolin Estate have approved an American writer's request to put together the definitive biography about Tommy Bolin. It was always going to be a labour of love, but a number of key interviews have already been done and the author has access to people close to the late guitarist, including musicians and road crew. more
Former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch will be in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 11 for an in-store appearance at Borders (1501 Vine Street, Hollywood 90028) at 4:00pm to sign copies of SAVE ME FROM MYSELF (his debut solo album and autobiography of the same name). The album will be out September 9. Want a Preview? - Also be sure to tune in release week when Brian tells us a bit about his favorite tracks from the disc.
The Casting Out, which includes Nathan Gray of Boy Sets Fire, have detailed their debut full length Go Crazy! Throw Fireworks!. The album will be self-released in October and will feature 12 songs. Click below for the track listing. more
SOiL tell fans in a new online update: We are hard at work on the new album and will be entering the studio by fall. The songs we have so far are coming together great and we are just enjoying the writing process more than ever. more
Imadethismistake recently crashed their van, in the process destroying the vehicle and a portion of their equipment and 12"s. The band is hoping to raise money to get themselves back on their feet with a commemorative van-crash shirt more
New York death metal legends Suffocation has signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast records to release their new album, which is tentatively titled, "Blood Oath." more
Apocalyptica has issued the following update: "Unfortunately our mighty friends from Slipknot had to cancel their performance at the Two Days A Week Festival. Of course we are happy to help them out and can announce that we will replace them on Friday this week in Wiesen, Austria."
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza has officially announced the addition of guitarist Josh Travis to their line-up. more
Middian (i.e. Age Eternal) has officially called it quits. As you may recall, the group was embroiled in a lawsuit with a Wisconsin band called Midian regarding the use of their name. Said legal action has apparently taken its toll. With Middian now done, Mike Scheidt has reformed his old band, YOB, which broke up several years ago. A lot more info
Cuba has ordered jailed punk rocker Gorki Aguila, an outspoken critic of Fidel Castro and the communist government, to stand trial on Friday for "social dangerousness," a charge that could carry up to four years in prison. more
A jury acquitted a former handyman of attempted murder charges Wednesday in last year's near-fatal shooting of Latin songwriter Estefano, who had positively identified the man in court as his assailant. more
TMZ sent us this VMA gossip for anyone that really cares: Although Britney shot promos for the VMAs, we're told the real gold is Michael Jackson. Sources close to the awards tell us MTV honchos have been working OT to get Jacko to reappear at the awards. We're told a deal is as good as sealed to have MJ present an award with sister Janet. read more
Speaking of Awards show that we won't be watching: Hollywood star Juliette Lewis and T4 main man Steve Jones are to present the Vodafone Live Music Awards at the Carling Academy Brixton on 18th September. The ceremony will be aired on Channel 4 on the following evening, 19th September.
Rapper T.I. establishes the mark for biggest jump to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 as his single "Whatever You Like" soars from No. 71 to No. 1 in its third week on the list. - more