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Van Halen Sitcom- Dylan Christmas Album- Steven Tyler Breaks Shoulder- Duff McKagan's Loaded Sick Vinyl- Beastie Cancer Update- 80s Icon Dies and more


08/07/2009
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(antiMusic) Look who's hot for…Two and A Half Men! Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen) will play himself in an episode when the CBS comedy returns Sept. 21more

Bob Dylan is busy working away on an upcoming Christmas album. According to Bullypulpit.com, at least four songs have been already recorded for the as-yet-untitled yuletide offering. more

Duff McKagan's Loaded has this tidbit for fans: "We want everyone to know that a limited vinyl version of Sick is now available in the US! The custom multi-colored record comes with LP-only cover art by Mexican Chocolate Design, and is packaged with a white label two song 7"!" It's for sale here

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA, sent an email blast this morning, Aug. 5, updating his health status following surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his parotid gland, the discovery of which caused the cancellation of the band's scheduled concert appearances behind their recently completed album, Hot Sauce Committee. You can read the email here

The trio behind Spinal Tap and the Folksmen has set a Sept. 1 release date for a DVD of their recent concert tour. "Unwigged & Unplugged: An Evening with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer" features an entire 35-track performance filmed at their May 31 show at the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee. more

Gunfire 76, the new project featuring former Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13, has finished recording its debut album at a studio in Charlotte, North Carolina for a tentative fall release more

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has broken his shoulder after falling off the stage during a concert on the veteran rock band's ill-starred summer tour, an insider said on Thursday. more. So it isn't surprising that Aerosmith postponed at least one weekend concert.more

Family and fans of legendary rock singer Phil Lynott are planning a major exhibition to mark what would have been his 60th birthday. The Green Gallery in Dublin, Ireland will pay tribute to the Thin Lizzy frontman later this month with a collection of works inspired by him. more

Leafblade, the side-project of guitarist/singer Danny Cavanagh from Anathema, will release their debut album Beyond, Beyond on September 10th through the new label Angelic Recordings. more

Born to Run Late: The date Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are expected to perform the album "Born to Run" in its entirety on stage has been changed. Springsteen has moved the date from Sept. 10 to Nov. 18 more.

80s Icon Dies: John Hughes, the director behind such '80s classics as The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, has died. Hughes suffered a heart attack and could not be revived, various media outlets report. He was 59.more

Skid Row had to postpone their South American tour due to scheduling conflicts. They tell fans, "We have now rescheduled the shows and we will be there in November." more

Order Of Ennead is currently preparing to record their next album for Earache Records.more

Apocalyptica has announced that they will be entering the studio later this year to record a new studio album. The record is expected to be released sometime in the first quarter of next year.more

Down drummer Jimmy Bower revealed that the band are coming very close to finishing and releasing their new DVD. "We're about to release a live DVD of a tour we did in Europe back when we had absolutely no promotion and no label to speak of, yet we sold out every show. Now that?s gotta tell you something." more

Red Collar has announced a special vinyl release of their debut full-length, Pilgrim. The pressing will be limited to 500 hand-numbered copies, with a reworked track listing to give the album a better Side A / Side B feel.more

Cradle Of Filth has announced that they are currently planning to enter the recording studio by November to start work on their next album. The album is expected to be released around the March/April period of 2010 more

David J of Bauhaus and Love And Rockets has announced that he will give two unique performances in Los Angeles, during which he will play original material as well as cover songs by artists including Nick Cave and Glasvegas.more

The new folk-savvy 4-piece from Winchester, Polly and the Billets Doux are set to perform a session on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends at 6:15pm on Saturday 8th August. Described as blues, folk, country and jazz with a dash of Americana and rockabilly, the band will perform the song "The City and the Sailor," from their debut album, "Fiction, Half-Truths and Downright Lies," released Monday 10th August. Show link

V Festival have announced two up-and-coming acts who will open this year's festivals. The Last Republic and Underline The Sky have won this year's Road To V contest more -



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