Phish Reunion, Springsteen Adds Dates, Jay-Z Ridiculous, The Shins Turn Selfish, Fiddy Throws A Fit, Late Night With Motley Crue and more - A Top Story This Week
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have added seven dates to their summer itinerary, which will conclude Aug. 30 with a show in Milwaukee for Harley Davidson's 105th anniversary festival. more
Jay-Z has said the row over his headline slot at Glastonbury is the result of outdated thinking. The announcement has been met with some criticism, with Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher claiming he was "wrong" for the event. But Jay-Z said: "It's ridiculous, if we don't embrace what is new, then how do we progress?" He continued: "I've never actually experienced anything like that before." more
The Shins are likely to self-release their fourth studio album through frontman James Mercer's Aural Apothecary label, Billboard can reveal. more
Taco Bell threw the gorditas to the wind when they asked rapper 50 Cent to change his name to 79, 89, or 99 Cent to match their value menu. Not only did Taco Bell grossly overestimated the worth of rapper 50 Cent, but they stood to lose as much as 49 cents. What's that? 50 Cent not only shot the offer down, but is throwing a hissy-fit about it that puts an 8 year-old girl to shame? Whew! Lucky break, Taco Bell. Lucky break. more
Opiate For The Masses regrets missing out on performing for fans in Oklahoma City, OK and Harrison, AR on this run with Filter and 10 Years. Drummer, Seven Antonopoulos is sidelined in a Dallas, TX hospital with severe complications from a dental issue he has been dealing with. Nothing less would have kept the band from the road. Opiate is due to rejoin the tour on Monday in Nashville, TN.
Former Crown the Lost/current Job For A Cowboy drummer Jon "The Charn" Rice will be handling drum duties for the Former Crown the Lost July 12 show at The Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh, PA. "Jon, who is currently on a European festival run with Job For A Cowboy, has gratiously accepted to fill in for us during this time of need, and for that, we will reward him with a case of beer and full access to my ever-unmanageable CD collection," commented the band. more
Tickle Me Pink are streaming their debut album, Madeline, in its entirety on Purevolume . You can also preview four live videos from the live DVD that will be included with the album. Madeline will hit stores on July 1st. Tickle Me Pink will hit the road this summer with Finch and Scary Kids Scaring Kids, as well as play select dates on this summer's Warped Tour.
Wanna watch Paul Shaffer screw up Motley Crue's music with his overblown keyboards? Then turn-in Tuesday night when the band are set to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman. Metal Underground's report
According to CelebrityAccess, the Mountain Rock Festival, which was slated to take place July 17-20 in Farwell, Michigan with performances by Survivor, Jackyl, and Foghat, among others, has been cancelled after unidentified investors had withdrawn their support. - more
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