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Kid Rock Baseball Stadium?- Bjork Zeppelin- Prince Sales King- KISS Army vs Gwar- Fans Offer Singer Kidneys- Metallica Change Their Tune- Broken Meshuggah and more


04/02/2009
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(antiMusic) Kid Rock announced on Wednesday that he had acquired the naming rights to Comerica Park, home of American League baseball team the Detroit Tigers. The Michigan native sent out a statement claiming he purchased the naming rights and will change the name to Kid Rock Field and will make his new beer the official beer at the venue. April Fools. But some media folks fell for it. more A question to Google Chrome users: Did you enjoy the 3D web?

Speaking of April Fools: In what will go down as the biggest war related news story since The Cuban Missile Crisis, the loyal fans of KISS, or the KISS army as they are known, have declared war upon the band Gwar. The army claims that while they have come to terms that KISS didn't make the greatest music in history, neither did Gwar. more

In the spirit of April Fools' Day, Bjork announced on her website today (April 1) that she will be replacing Robert Plant as lead vocalist in Led Zeppelin.more

Prince's new album, "LotusFlow3r" (NPG), issued exclusively in the U.S. through Target stores on Sunday, March 29, leads Nielsen SoundScan's Building Chart, which was released today, April 1.more

Comedian Steve Martin next month will make his debut on a new type of stage for the well-known television and movie star, plucking his banjo at country music's Grand Ole Opry.more

Teens are buying fewer downloads, using P2P less frequently and listening to more music streams, according to a new report by NPD Groupmore Is that because there is nothing worth actually downloading?

According to WDSU.com, Voodoo Experience festival founder Steve Rehage has announced that he has booked many performers for this year's event which will take place the weekend of Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana including the rock band KISS.more

Natalie Cole's fans want to give her a kidney. The 59-year-old singer told Larry King on Tuesday that she was diagnosed with kidney failure, and while she was till on his CNN show, dozens of viewers wrote in offering to be tested as possible donors. more

It seems that Metallica will be a two-bassist band at Saturday's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland. A day after former bassist Jason Newsted told Billboard.com that his replacement, Robert Trujillo, would not take part in the performance part of the induction, a spokesman for the group's Warner Bros. label clarified that "Jason and Robert will both be playing Metallica's induction songs." more

Meshuggah has been forced to cancel their upcoming Scandinavian tour dates as a result of problems with drummer Tomas Haake's right foot/leg, which are actually the result of a herniated disc in his back. Surgical options are currently being sought.more

Cheese sells: A record-breaking dozen albums debuted in the top 20 of the U.S. pop chart Wednesday, with the latest "Now" hits compilation edging out the "Hannah Montana" soundtrack for No. 1 honors. more

Lisa de Moraes of WashingtonPost.com reports in her "The TV Column" that at least 16 Fox TV stations refused to air the Osbourne family's "variety" special Tuesday night (March 31) after seeing the promos for the program and looking at the six-minute "sizzle reel" that the network sent their way. An additional 10 Fox stations virtually killed "Osbournes: Reloaded" by moving it out of prime time and into the wee hours of the morning more

As part of their ongoing vinyl reissue series, Warner/Rhino on Tuesday (March 31) quietly released Van Halen's groundbreaking self-titled 1978 debut record on 180-gram vinyl.more

Beck will reissue his out-of-print 1994 album One Foot In The Grave on April 14, with a slew of bonus, unreleased material.more

When Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band go on the road, they usually like to give fans a big helping of their latest album during their live set. And this time, guitarist Steven Van Zandt expects the set to be no different.more

Daughters will be entering the studio this month to record a new full-length for Hydra Head Records. Tracking will take place with Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where the group recorded their "Canada Songs" album. Lambgoat spoke with guitar player Nick Sadler earlier todayread what he had to say

A Life Once Lost vocalist Robert Meadows has announced the launch of his new record label Staggered Works Music. The label's first release is slated for April 17th with Doylestown, PA hardcore band War Pigs.more

A new music festival in Kent, which was to be headlined by The Wombats and The Zutons, has become the latest to be cancelled as a result of the recession. Staging Red List Live in the current economic climate would have been an "unacceptable risk", organizers said. more

On the other hand: Weekend tickets for this year's Reading and Leeds festivals have sold out, organizers say. Passes were snapped up after tickets went on sale on Monday [March 30]. more

Video director Matthew Cullen told MTV News that the clip for the upcoming Green Day single "Know Your Enemy" exclusively features the three band members and no one else. - more on this story



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