Ban Your Own Pet, Phishy Justice, Spector Trial II, Aiden Down a Member, DMX Catches a Break, Winehouse Wins, Axel Gigs Wacked, Armored Saint and more

(antiMusic) We won't have a regular report on Monday due to the holiday weekend here in the US but we will have updated through out the weekend. But before you go off and celebrate the coming of summer, here are some Friday quicks for you: The Be Your Own Pet songs that were deemed too "violent" and subsequently removed from the US version of their 'Get Awkward' album, will now be available in the States. XL Recordings - the band's European home - will release the 3 offending songs as a digital single on June 3rd, followed by a CD and 7" more

Former Phish frontman Trey Anastasio received a reduced sentence of three years' probation for a drug conviction after he successfully completed a counselling and treatment program. more

A judge who is waiting for a state Supreme Court decision on whether he will preside over Phil Spector's second murder trial went ahead Thursday and scheduled it to begin in September. more

Aiden have posted an explanation for their recent tour cancellation which includes the news that guitarist Jake Wambold has parted ways with the band: We have been consistently on the road traveling for the past 4 years. In those 4 years we have been in seattle a total of maybe 5 months. That's including time we spent in the studio making the "Rain in Hell" ep and our new album "Conviction". It's enough to make anyone crazy, and bring almost any kind of personal relationship to the brink of disaster. So we all felt inclined to take a breather for the first time in what seems like forever. And with that, we are announcing that Jake W is no longer apart of Aiden. more

A judge has vacated a $1.5 million judgment awarded to a woman who filed a defamation suit against rapper DMX after he alleged that she raped him. Prince George's County Circuit Judge Thomas Smith ruled last week that DMX (real name: Earl Simmons) was not properly served with court papers in the casemore

British singer Amy Winehouse has won a song-writing award. The song "Love Is a Losing Game" won the Ivor Novello award for best song musically and lyrically more

German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell has issued the following update: "Unfortunately we have to cancel our appearances at both summer Festivals, the Rock Of Ages and the Wacken Open Air, due to a schedule conflict of singer Johnny Gioeli in the USA. more

Although Lindsay Lohan is being sued by a student who claims Lindsay stole her $11,000 fur coat from someone else's bar, John JE Englebert has decided to not only pay the lawsuit settlement on Lindsay Lohan's behalf, but to also buy her a fur coat identical to the one she allegedly stole. more

Nonpoint has lined up a handful additional show dates on the Cage Rattle's Most Wanted Tour with The Exies, Deepfield and Under The Flood, including some new stops on Cage Rattle's "The Most Wanted" tour. dates

The organizers who have put together the "Summer Slaughter" tour, which will feature Vader, The Black Dahlia Murder, Crytopsy, Aborted and others, and is being called the "summer's most extreame tour," have come together to make the "Thrash and Burn" tour possible.more

BW&BK has received the following press release from Armored Saint: "(We) regret to announce the postponement of their upcoming show in Mexico City (on Saturday, May 31st at Circo Volador). As the show was booked on short notice, this caused us to miss advertising deadlines and not have enough time to properly promote the show. more

Born From Pain (Metal Blade Records) was recently rejoined by original member Rob Franssen, who replaces departed vocalist, Kevin Otto. more

Here is WYSP's Monkeyboy with today's Red Lasso clip of the day: The Black Keys on Conan 5/14/2008 - Check it out here

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