Death Cab for Aids Feist, Judas Priest Down Unda, The Doors, Queen, 311 Recording With Bob Rock, R. Kelly Trial, Abigail Williams New Member, Sigor Ros and more

(antiMusic) A ton of quicks for you today, so let's get to em: Feist and Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard are reportedly teaming up to record a song together for the forthcoming 'Red Hot' charity album, which benefits AIDS research. more

Metal gods Judas Priest will be heading down under this September to tour in support of their forthcoming album "Nostradamus". Also joining them on the tour will be Cavalera Conspiracy and Australian metallers Daysend. dates

The Doors' Ray Manzarek has a host of new Morrison and co. projects in the works for 2008. To celebrate the forty-first anniversary of the band, there is also a Doors documentary on the way. "This is the anti-Oliver Stone. This will be the true story of the Doors," Manzarek said of the film, which will feature rare footage of the group. more

27 years after their legendary South America tour Brian May and Roger Taylor return to Buenos Aires, Argentina. They will play two concerts in the Estadio Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires on November 21st and 22nd. more

311 have entered the studio to record with producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Motley Crue, Aerosmith, The Offspring). The band has not revealed any details about the title or tracks, but have announced plans to spend a lengthier than usual time in the studio more

A former employee of R. Kelly testified Tuesday that she was "110 percent sure" the Grammy-winning R&B singer appeared with an underage girl on a sex tape at the center of his child pornography trial. more

Less than six months after joining Atrocity and Leaves Eyes, drummer Nick Barker (ex-Testament, etc.) has left the group. Here's the official word: "Atrocity and Leaves Eyes are sorry to inform you that Nick Barker cannot continue to play with the bands due to a drastic change in his private life. more

Former Iron Maiden/Wolfsbane frontman Blaze Bayley has commented on his non-appearance at the upcoming Cliveaid event on June 30 at the Les Caves Saint Sabin in Paris, France. Says Blaze: "Just to make things clear, we want to let you all know in France that Blaze Bayley band never confirmed this appearance, it was booked and announced by Cliveaid without confirming with the management and we were booked for something else already" more

Abigail Williams has officially disclosed the addition of drummer Samus Paulicelli (ex-Mutiny) to their line-up. more

On the heels of their 2007 live release "Heima," Icelandic group Sigur Rs is preparing to release its next studio album, "Me su eyrum vi spilum endalaust." The album is due June 24 via XL. Fans, however, will have several opportunities to hear the set even earlier. details on that and more

SIKTH have issued the following statement: "It deeply saddens the four of us to announce that we are closing the book on SIKTH... it's time to split up. more

M Ward and actress/singer Zooey Deschanel have announced the dates of a North American tour this summer. The duo, known as She And Him, are set to kick off their tour in Toronto on July 23. more

Elvis Costello and the Imposters, the Roots and Broken Social Scene have been tapped for this year's inaugural Whistler Music Festival, to be held July 19-20 at Tube Park at Base II on the side of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, B.C. more

Earle Hagen, the prolific Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning composer of theme songs for "The Andy Griffith Show," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "That Girl" and "The Mod Squad" died Monday at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 88.
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