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Metallica Rock The Hall- Beck Zeppelin Jam- Coolio Pleads- Madonna Denied- Red Hot Honor- Bud Shank RIP- UK Goes Ga Ga- Osbournes Bomb- Beatles Reunite and more


04/06/2009
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(antiMusic) Metallica played "Master Of Puppets" and "Enter Sandman" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, with the band's former bassist Jason Newsted and his replacement, Robert Trujillo, both taking part in the performance (the group played as a five-piece). They also led a "surprise jam" at the end of the night consisting of "Train Kept A Rollin'", with Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Jeff Beck (see video here)

The NCAA says Motown legends The Temptations will sing the national anthem Monday night before the men's basketball national championship game at Ford Field in Detroit.more. Are any of the original Temps still alive?

Beck Zeppelin Jam: Nightwatcher's House of Rock has for your listening and viewing enjoyment a video or legendary guitarist Jeff Beck (and now 2 time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer) joined by another rock legend Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin after Beck's induction this weekend rocking the house with "Beck's Bolero" which features part of the Zep classic "The Immigrant Song", live in Cleveland, Ohio April 4th, 2009. check it out more

Rapper Coolio has pleaded not guilty to drug possession and battery charges. The 45-year-old rapper, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey, entered his plea during an arraignment in Los Angeles on Friday. more

Madonna's mission to adopt Africa hits a snag: E! reports: Despite backing from the government and assurances from her lawyer that it was a done deal, a Malawi court today shot down the Material Mom's request to adopt a second child from the African nation on a technicality. The judge chalked up the denial to Madonna not meeting a simple residency requirement—a would-be parent must live in the country 18 to 24 months ahead of time. more

Fiction Plane's recent live album Paradiso, which had previously only been available in Europe, is now accessible via iTunes.

Check out Cobra Starship's new track, "Pete Wentz Is The Only Reason We're Famous," previewing their new album due out this SUMMER on Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen. listen here

An all-star concert on meditation brought Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr together for their first performance together in seven years.more

Eminem's new video "We Made You" will debut across multiple MTV platforms this Tuesday, April 7.more

Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis will be honored on May 8 at the fifth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit in Los Angeles with the Stevie Ray Vaughn Award. Kiedis will be recognized for his contributions to the charity, which helps musicians overcome substance abuse.see who he's jamming with

Sevendust were forced to cancel their April 4, 2009 appearance at the Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario with Black Label Society after reportedly being denied entry to Canada. Ironically, one of the other bands on the bill, DOPE, was allowed across the border and made it to the gig without an apparent problem.more

Bud Shank, a flutist and alto saxophonist who worked with such famous acts as the Mamas and the Papas, has died. He was 82.more

U2's "No Line On The Horizon" (Interscope) was the best-selling album by an international act in the U.S. for the first quarter of 2009, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. The Irish rock group's 12th album is No. 2 overall for sales this year, behind Taylor Swift's "Fearless" (Big Machine), which was the best-selling album of the quarter with 824,000 units. U2's set achieved sales of 744,489 in Q1, comfortably ahead of Nickelback's "Dark Horse" more

"Osbournes: Reloaded", the new Fox variety-style show starring Ozzy Osbourne, his wife/manager Sharon and their children Jack and Kelly, premiered Tuesday night (March 31) during prime time and delivered disappointing ratings. It attracted a respectable 9.3 million viewers at 9:30 p.m. — but lost most of its "American Idol" lead-in audience. Among the big four networks, "Osbournes: Reloaded" overall finished fourth, or last, in the crowded 9:30 p.m. half-hour. more. Imagine how few viewers would have tuned in if the show was on NBC!

According to a posting at KISSonline.com, KISS will be making a 'major announcement' on Monday, April 6th at 3PM EST. more

Boston Hardcore act, Death Before Dishonor has re-signed to Bridge Nine Records and is working on completing their next full length. Vocalist Bryan Harris explained: "We really feel at home at Bridge Nine. The label has supported us since day one and when it was time to go label hunting, we heard some people out, but it was a no-brainer for us to stay with B9. "more

The exclusive Best Buy version of Heaven & Hell's new album, The Devil You Know, will be available as a CD/DVD featuring a bonus disc containing 22 minutes of studio performances, interviews about making the new album and other behind-the-scenes content.more

Goatwhore and Abigail Williams will team up for the Conquer & Curse Tour 2009 this summer. Joining them will be Daath, Abysmal Dawn and Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky. more

Suicidal Tendencies have scheduled a European tour beginning in June.dates

The French National Assembly has voted to adopt the central clause in the anti-piracy 'Creation and Internet Law,' which would allow a state body to cut off copyright infringers' broadband access after two warnings were issued.more

US pop star Lady Ga Ga tops the UK singles chart, as well as the album chart with her record, The Fame.more

Amber Pacific will hit the road in May with support from Houston Calls, Farewell and Fight Fair. dates

Frodus has announced another reunion show. The influential post-punk band released music on Tooth and Nail Records, Fueled By Ramen Records and others. It saw members go on to form Decahedron, Frantic Mantis, The Cassettes, Man and Waspmore

The final few tickets for this summer's Glastonbury Festival, which sees Bruce Springsteen appear as one of the headliners, sold out this morning in a matter of hours, organizers have told NME.COM. - more



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