Rhino will on Sept. 23 release expanded reissues of the Replacements' final four albums for Sire Records. Each album features a host of previously unreleased bonus tracks; the entire reissue catalog will also see digital release the same day. In related news, frontman Paul Westerberg is planning to release a host of new music for 49 cents via his Web site on Saturday (July 19). more
Jimi Hendrix is coming to "Guitar Hero." The Seattle-based company Experience Hendrix, which controls the rock icon's musical legacy, is providing Hendrix's music and likeness for the latest "Guitar Hero" video game. more
We've seen some strange eBay auctions in our time but who wouldn't want to own a metal legend's oven? Tis true, you could very well be the proud owner of Vinnie Paul's oven. Details are all here
Wondering what Enuff Z'nuff with Jake E. Lee on lead guitar sounds like? Grab a listen to "High" here. The track comes from their forthcoming album which the band hopes to have by the end of the year.
Tune into your television next week as Mayday Parade takes over the MTV airwaves with their new music video for "Jamie All Over." Mayday Parade has been named Artist of the Week (beginning 7/21) by MTV and will be featured in their current programming on MTV2, MTVu, and MTV Hits.
Tweak Bird, will release their debut EP, Reservations, on September 9th on the Volcom Entertainment. Produced under the helm of the impressive production team, Deaf Nephews (Melvins' Dale Crover and Altamont/Big Business' Toshi Kasai), Tweak Bird's debut EP, Reservations, is a sweeping seven song introduction to a band exploring the depths of heavy experimental, progressive and psych-infused rock. http://www.tweakbird.com
Ageing rock stars and session musicians will keep receiving royalties for their old recordings for the rest of their lives under a European Union plan. Performers currently lose the rights to their recordings after 50 years. more
Deep Purple keyboardist Don Airey's previously announced European tour in support of his recently released solo album, "A Light In The Sky", has been cancelled "due to Don's busy touring schedule with DEEP PURPLE," according to Airey's record label, Mascot Records. The trek will be rescheduled, says the label. more
A review that brings tears to your eyes? This is a first. We've published thousands of reviews over the past ten years but never have we received such a positive response from a single review. I'm talking about Tony K's recent write up on Keith Urban's live stop in Chicago. I'll admit that I'm no fan of country, but his review did make me want to at least see Urban live. But it appears that for Urban's diehard fans, Tony tapped into something that they feel deeply and very few "critics" have experienced. So if you normally skip over the reviews, you might want to read this one which we've heard from several people brought tears to their eyes. Maybe Tony is on to something here? Read it - here