Adler's New Axl- Drunken Eyes- New George Harrison Album- Rise Against, Ignite, Death By Stereo and Reach The Sky Super Group- Rose Funeral Lose 2 and more

(antiMusic) Adler's New Axl Earlier this week Sheldon Tarsha left Adler's Appetite, the band formed by former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler which covers the band's landmark debut album. Steven didn't waste time filling the Axl Rose role in his band, here is the announcement: Adler's Appetite is happy to announce that they will be joined by vocalist Rick Stitch of the Los Angeles based band Ladyjack for a handful of upcoming shows that kick off this weekend. Rick has currently been recording with Guns'n'roses alumni Gilby Clarke and his song "Make It Right" has recently appeared in the feature film The Grind starring Danny Trejo and Tom Sizemore. more

Drunken Eyes- The singer of the 1980s love song "Hungry Eyes" has pleaded no contest to drunken driving and failing to control his car and has been sentenced to a month in an Ohio jail. A Bedford Municipal Court judge on Wednesday ordered Eric Carmen to report to jail April 25. [Perhaps what drove him to drink was hearing Sealion Dion's (or an American Idoler) butcher his hit "All by Myself"? On the positive side he could himself turn around and cover "I Drink Alone". ] more

A new collection of some of George Harrison's best-loved songs is to be released this June. 'Let It Roll: Songs By George Harrison' will feature music from throughout Harrison's solo recording career more

The new band featuring members of Rise Against, Ignite, Death By Stereo and Reach The Sky have announced plans to release their debut 7-inch via Think Fast! Records.more

Rose Funeral has apparently parted ways with guitar player Jesse Biesner in addition to bassist Ryan Neff. Details surrounding the departures haven't been disclosed, but Neff has reportedly been replaced by Ren of The Breathing Process.more

The twin Sound Relief concerts last month raised more than $8 million Australian ($5.75 million) for communities devastated by bushfires and flooding, according to audited financial results.more

Pop Evil are no longer indie. The band has been signed to Universal Republic after the success of their single "100 in a 55," caught the label giant's attention. Pop Evil, now billed as "the little band that could from Grand Rapids, MI," are steadily making their way to the forefront of Rock Radio w/ the hit ballad - currently #17 @ Rock / #13 at active rock radio...w / a 10 wk steady increase in digital sales (40K units). The band is also touring on select dates w/ Buckcherry / Chevelle, Seether, and Kid Rock. Check em out here

The Silent Years is the latest edition to the Sidecho Records roster. The street date for their latest EP Let Go will be July 14 with a plan for a full length due in late 2009.

On Wednesday, April 29, Tony Bennett will present his painting of Duke Ellington to the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery to mark the 110th anniversary of Ellington's birth in Washington, D.C. Immediately following the presentation, the portrait will be hung in the museum's "New Arrivals" gallery. It will be on view when the museum opens to the public at 11:30 a.m. No info on the website at press time but you can check the site out here

Tom Waits will release a live seven-inch single on Saturday (April 18) to mark Record Store Day. The release will feature live versions of the songs 'Lucinda' and 'Ain't Going Down The Well' more

The Audition debuted their new album entitled "Self-Titled Album", in its entirety via VictorStream on Thursday. VictorStream is the only label-oriented, free, media player that can be hosted on any website, blog and social network profile page. VictorStream highlights news, music, and videos from Victory's expansive catalog of artists. yadda, yadda, yadda, go check it out here

The former guitarist for the band Lovedrug, David Thomas Owen IV's will release his debut solo LP, Solace My King, July 14th on Esperanza Plantation (Colour Revolt, Bear Colony). Recorded at Insomniac Studios in Arkansas with friends and former Lovedrug members Matthew Depper (bass) and Matthew Putman (drums), Owen composed most of the songs on piano, an instrument he wasn't very familiar with but one he quickly realized better suited his vision.

According to country singer Jessica Miller, Blue Tears vocalist Gregg Fulkerson passed away Tuesday morning.more

The Destiny Program has announced the addition of Christian Bass on drums. Bass has previously done time in Night In Gales, White Eyes, and Deadsoil.more

Transatlantic, the progressive rock "supergroup" comprised of Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings) and Neal Morse (ex-Spock's Beard), has reunited after a seven-year hiatus to record a brand new studio album more

Timothy B. Schmit who was part of pioneering country-rock outfit Paco from 1970 to 1977 -- stepping in for Randy Meisner, who joined the Eagles, then subsequently replacing Meisner in the Eagles -- is joining fellow Poco alumni Richie Furay and Jim Messina for the group's April 26 performance at the Stagecoach festival in Indio, Calif. more

Apothys announced the following lineup change: Jesse 'Corvus' has decided to part ways with Apothys due to personal obligations. We are pleased to announce our long-time fan and supporter, Jason 'Pyr' Heishman, is now the official bassist of Apothys. more

UK copyright laws "needlessly criminalize" music fans and need to be updated, a consumer watchdog says. UK laws that make it a copyright violation to copy a CD that you own onto a computer or iPod should be changed, says Consumer Focus. more of this BBC report

Equal Vision Records has added We Came As Romans to its roster. The band is hitting the road with A Plea For Purging and Burden Of A Day on April 24th. The forthcoming full US trek will conclude May 22nd in Minnesota, just before the band heads to the studio to record their debut LP which is expected out this Fall. - Their Myspace

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