Ramones KISS Pearl Jam, Madonna Hiring Macca's Divorce Lawyer?, The Time Back From More Jungle Love, Idol Auditions, Cold Replay, AC/DC Get Festive and more

(antiMusic) Pearl Jam gave a nod to its classic rock influences Wed night (June 25) in New York, drafting Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley and Ramones bassist C.J. Ramone for guest appearances during the second of a two-night stand at Madison Square Garden. more

Madonna has sought the legal counsel of Fiona Shackleton, the divorce lawyer who represented Paul McCartney during his split from Heather Mills, about a possible divorce from husband of seven years, Guy Ritchie more

Inside a red brick Hollywood rehearsal studio, The Time keep on ticking. The seven-man funk band from Minneapolis has reunited once again, 18 years after their last studio album. Band members have made room in their schedules this summer for a series of concerts at the Flamingo hotel-casino in Las Vegas. more

Karaoke wanna-be's get ready! Your chance to butcher classics and mediocre songs is fast approaching! Auditions for the eighth season of "American Idol" will begin July 17 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. The other audition cities are: Louisville, Ky. on July 21; Phoenix on July 25; Salt Lake City on July 29 more towns and dates

Rock fans were in a frenzy last night over rumours AC/DC will play Scotland next year. The band are said to have pencilled in a date at Glasgow's SECC in January which could be followed by a world tour. more

Did you miss Coldplay on the Daily Show? Not to worry, Comedy Central has two videos posted on their site. "42" and Lost

In Celebration of Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday Special Airs On Vh1 Monday @ 9pm. The special features host Will Smith, performances from Leona Lewis, Queen, Amy Winehouse, Simple Minds, Annie Lennox, Razorlight, Emmanuel Jal, Eddie Grant and more. more details

This year's "Blackest of the Black" tour, headlined by Danzig, will kick off in October and will feature support from Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell, Winds of Plague, and Skeletonwitch. dates

The long-awaited Jesus & Mary Chain boxed set is finally set for release Sept. 30 via Rhino. The four-disc "The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities" is presented in chronological order and offers a host of previously unreleased tracks. more

Baltimore, Maryland's Trapped Under Ice has reportedly been robbed in Florence, Italy. Here's a statement being circulated on the band's behalf: "Tour has been a great success but unfortunately today one of the vans was broken into in Florence. The two U.S. bands have lost passports, laptops, all clothes except what they were wearing, a lot of the merch, money, etc. Basically it's a pretty bad and messed up situation. more

The notorious ticketing company Ticketmaster has been spun off from parent IAC/InterActiveCorp. This just a few months after the company lost its contract with Live Nation/Clear Channel. The two events are notable because it diminishes much of the market power that enabled Ticket Master to control venues, tickets and their famous service charges. [sadly, Live Nation seems to love the very same service charges and per ticket parking charges] more

Starting Thursday, June 27th at midnight EST, you can hear Alkaline Trio's new album Agony and Irony in its entirety on the band's MySpace page. Agony and Irony is out on July 1st through Epic Records. - listen here

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