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Linkin Park Says MTV Doesn't Rock, Korn Slipknot Rap, Metallica Scorpions Tour?, Lily Allen Soph, Death Cab for St. Vincent and more


09/17/2008
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(antiMusic) Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington blasted the 2008 "MTV Video Music Awards" in an interview with Entertainment Weekly last week. Bennington, who attended the September 7 awards show, was disappointed in the lack of rock acts represented at the event. He said, "Where were Foo Fighters and Nickelback? Or even a band like Three Days Grace, who had a pretty big year? There was no Vampire Weekend or Daughtry. It was very one-sided." The singer described the show itself as "raising the bar of confusion and disarray. The 'VMAs' are consistently clusterf***s, and this year set a new standard." more To be fair, interest in the VMAs are so low that MTV couldn't even lineup a real star to host this year.

It's been week or so since we reported on a rapper with a silly name being arrested. The wait is over: Rapper Webbie was charged with felony eluding, driving under the influence and misdemeanor possession of marijuana after a high-speed police chase. more

Korn singer Jonathan Davis has Posted a new song called "Got Money" at his personal web site, jdsfa.com. The track is taken from his upcoming solo album and is a cover of the rap hit originally done by T-Pain and Lil Wayne. Davis' version features guest appearances from Slipknot guitarist Jim Root and Korn touring drummer Ray Luzier.

Metallica performed its new single, "The Day That Never Comes", earlier tonight (Tuesday, September 16) on the BBC television show "Later… with Jools Holland". wanna watch?

In Other Met news, apparently the band might have a bit of a Monsters of Rock reunion by sharing the stage with The Scorpions once again. Rock photographer Ross Halfin says in a blog posting that Kirk told him that the band was talking to the Scorps about putting together a co-headlining tour. more

The long awaited follow up to Lily Allen's debut Alright Still will be released in February 9th of next year. The working title for the new album is Stuck on the Naughty Step more

Rush have confirmed that their Snakes And Arrows Live DVD will be released "late fall." The DVD - which was partially filmed on July 22nd at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta, GA - is expected to follow the same set-list as the band's Snakes & Arrows Live album more

From The Jam are putting the final touches on their soon-to-be-released live DVD. The two-disc set will feature their performance at London's Kentish Town Forum as well as in-depth interviews with each of the band members. The release date is TBD, but in the meantime here is a fun sneak preview of the band performing their hit song "Down In The Tube Station At Midnight" Jam it here

Pink will release her fifth studio album, Funhouse, on October 28th.

Tune into Chris Moyles BBC Radio1 breakfast show around 8.30am today (September 17th) to hear the first exclusive play of the Stereophonics brand new single 'You're My Star'! The band will also be popping into the studio for a chat with Chris in LA, so make sure you have a listen! listen here

Leaves' Eyes record label has pulled the plug on the band's upcoming North American tour with Amorphis, Samael and Virgin Black. "This is due to the fact that the release of our first DVD has been postponed," the band said in a statement. more

After 15 years without a new album in the U.S., Tom Jones will release a disc of almost entirely original material this fall. The 68-year-old singer will release "24 Hours" on Nov. 25 on S-Curve Records. more

Sammy Hagar is going to the mall. Billboard reports: Sammy Hagar is the first signing to new Roadrunner imprint Loud & Proud, which will focus on established artists. His label debut, "Cosmic Universal Fashion," will arrive Nov. 18. more

Nightwish have been forced to cancel their previously announced September 19 concert at The Meridian in Houston, Texas "because of the damages caused by hurricane Ike," according to a posting on the group's web site. more

"Flashback – the Classic Rock Experience", a national arena tour which "delivers anew the hit music of the all-time greatest artists — Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and more — presented in a mind-boggling multi-media spectacle one must see to believe," has cancelled its trek after playing only a couple of dates. more

Ten finalists have been named by Oklahoma's Official Rock Song Advisory Panel in a contest to elect the Official Rock 'N' Roll Song of Oklahoma. Among the contenders are bluesman J.J. Cale, new wavers the Call, surf heroes the Ventures, '50s rockabilly goddess Wanda Jackson, pop-rockers the All-American Rejects, and psychedelic eccentrics the Flaming Lips. more

Black Cherry, one of Hollywood's top bands of the late '80s and early '90s, will reunite for a one-time show at the Viper Room in Hollywood as a tribute to their rhythm guitarist Curtis Grant, who tragically passed away after losing his battle with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at age 39. more

Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert will debut "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!" Nov. 23 on the network, featuring performances by Elvis Costello, Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend and Willie Nelson. more

Multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark, who goes under the moniker St. Vincent will be opening for Death Cab for Cutie for the first four dates of their tour, which all kicks off October 3 in Boston. - more



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