AC/DC Smash Record- Free McCartney- Downloader Fined 675K- OutKast Star Ditches Jive?- Dave Grohl Avenue- Creed Support- Baroness Drop Clutch and more

(antiMusic) AC/DC smashed New Zealand box office records when tickets to their "Black Ice World Tour" went on sale for their Wellington and Auckland shows this week. More than 85,000 tickets have been sold across the two cities — that's one in 50 New Zealanders buying a ticket to the rock and roll extravaganza. more

Download your free copy of Paul McCartney's "Great Day" featured in the Adam Sandler film, "Funny People," here.

A Boston University student has been ordered to pay $675,000 to four record labels for illegally downloading and sharing music. Joel Tenenbaum, of Providence, R.I., admitted he downloaded and distributed 30 songs. The only issue for the jury to decide was how much in damages to award the record labels. more

OutKast Rapper Big Boi has been working on his solo album, Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, for quite some time. And now it looks like he will be taking the album to Def Jam rather than his previous home of Jive Records.more

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl made a special appearance Saturday (August 1) in his birth town after having a street named after him. more

Vancouver-based, New Zealand-bred hard rockers Like A Storm will open for Creed on 18 dates of the band's summer reunion tour.more

Sonic Youth have added seven shows to their upcoming tour of the US, with the new dates launching September 25 in Pomona, CAmore

Halloween II - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Hip-O/UMe), released August 25, 2009, and co-produced by Zombie, manages to bring together dialogue from the film as well as music from MOTÖRHEAD, THE MOODY BLUES, SCREAM (sans future member Dave Grohl), ROD STEWART, the MC5 and FOGHAT, alongside new psychobilly band CAPTAIN CLEGG AND THE NIGHT CREATURES.more

Blue Coupe featuring featuring original Alice Cooper Band member Dennis Dunaway and former Blue Öyster Cult legends Albert (drums) and Joe (bass) Bouchard, have announced a handful of shows at the end of August.more

High On Fire will enter the studio in August to begin work on their fifth studio album. Pre-production will commence in Los Angeles with producer Greg Fidelman (Metallica, Slayer) at the helm.more

Baroness has dropped off their current tour with Clutch. Here's a statement from the band: "We regret to inform you the people, our fans and friends, that we will not be finishing the tour with Clutch from July 31st in Calgary till August 8th in Baltimore. There are times in life when family takes priority over all, and is so in our case at this time."more

Rise Records is proud to welcome Those Who Lie Beneath into the family. Their debut album " An Awakening" is due out on October 13th.
Check out 2 brand new songs here.

The Letters Organize have announced a one-off reunion show to take place on August 28 at Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta, GAmore

The Viper Room has announced that Ace Frehley will be appearing on their stage during the Sunset Strip Music Festival on Saturday, September 12th.

5&1/4 Records is proud to announce Vangel's latest release: Eat Your FootLoose (LIVE), a 20-min mishmash of Live set material. Eat Your FootLoose is a continuous improvisation of released and unreleased Vangel material with audio taken from live performances(2006-2008) in Paris, Milan, Budapest, Vienna, Toronto & Montreal . video -

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