Slash Plans 'Mindblowing' Project, Weezer Writes Song With Fans, Motley Sales Projections, Cold War Kids Plans, Priest Chart High, Road Kooks and more

(antiMusic) Another singer has taken himself out of the running to head up Velvet Revolver: Sebastian Bach, who previously ruled out fronting the group because of his friendship with Axl Rose. However, he did just tell Billboard.com that he may be working with Slash: He told them that Slash did contact him "out of the blue ... to talk to me about working together, but it was not Velvet Revolver. It was a completely different project, and I can't tell you what it is 'cause it's mind-blowing, but I've been sworn to secrecy on that. But nothing's happening right now with me and him." more

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has written a new song, 'Turnin' Up The Radio'', with the help of fans. Cuomo posted snippets of the song as he worked on it, then adjusted it after fans posted comments on YouTube and posted their own response videos. Check out the finished song here

According to Hits Daily Double (the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS), Motley Crue's new album, "Saints of Los Angeles", is poised to sell around 90,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release more

Cold War Kids have announced that they intend to release their highly anticipated sophomore album this September. The band will also play several live dates this summer and fall. more

Judas Priest's new double-disc concept album, "Nostradamus", has sold 42,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart. This marks the band's highest-ever chart position in the U.S. more

Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman releases his highly anticipated and widely acclaimed Spring and Summer double EP this week on lowercase people records / Credential Recordings / EMI CMG. The double EP follows the June 10 digital release of the Summer EP, which launched to No. 162 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 12 on the Digital Album sales charts in its first week out.

The Kooks have announced a Fall tour of North America, kicking off September 4 with a show for the students at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. more

Spark Is A Diamond has cancelled some of their upcoming shows as a result of financial issues. Here's a statement from the band: "We are extremely sorry to inform you that we have to cancel the rest of our tour dates this month. We had engine failure in Indiana and were forced to leave the van. It is going to be over $2000 for parts and labor for a new engine. Unfortunately, we don't have the money for that right now so we had to rent a U-haul truck to get us and all of our gear back home safely. more

DC4 has been added to the Tri-Label Stage (South) at ROCKLAHOMA 2008. DC4 will be performing on Sunday July 13th, 2008. DC4 recently signed with CHAVIS RECORDS for the official issue of Explode the latest effort from the band featuring Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint, Odin), Shawn Duncan (Odin), Matt Duncan, and Rowan Robertson (Dio).

Into The Moat is currently in the studio recording their second full-length for Metal Blade Records. Titled "The Campaign," the album will feature eight new songs and will clock in at roughly forty minutes. more

Did you miss Motley Crue on Letterman? Never fear, RedLasso has it for you. Check it out - here

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