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Weezer Frontman Hurt in Bus Crash- Scott Weiland Christmas Song- New Izzy Stradlin- Led Symphony- Rock Hall Annex Closing- Hendrix Mob Kidnapping Caper? and more


12/07/2009
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Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo was involved in a bus accident Sunday that left him and another passenger in an upstate New York hospital, reports CNN. Cuomo complained of rib pain and was transferred, along with one other passenger, to St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, New York. The driver said the back end of the bus slid on ice, then went into the median and hit some reflective posts before crossing back over the highway, going over the guardrail and landing in a ditch. more.

Classic Rock says that Scott Weiland has just released a solo Christmas single. It's a cover of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. (We found it for sale on iTunes and it looks like it was actually released back in November.) more. BW&BK says that Weiland performed the song on Jay Leno back in 2006. You check out audio of that right here. Not sure if this new single is a studio recording or simply taken from the Leno performance.

Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin will release his new solo album, Smoke, via iTunes later this month. Audio samples of two tracks, 'Breathing' and 'Nothing On Me', are available here

An intimate acoustic performance from Breaking Benjamin, recorded on their album release day, will premiere on HAVOC TV Monday, December 7th more

Muse will be playing at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany and at Rock in Rio in Portugal next summer. more

The Alabama Symphony will try again to stage a complete Led Zeppelin show. Its first attempt, last May at Sloss Furnaces by ASO and the hard rock band, Zebra, made it a little past intermission when rain started falling and wind swept through the open-sided structure. more

The year-old New York City annex to Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will shut down Jan. 3. A news release issued Thursday by S2BN Entertainment, a partner in the venture, gave no reason for the closing. more

Jimi Hendrix Mob Kidnapping Caper? The Hollywood Reporter writes that Angryfilms and Bellport announced a Jimi Hendrix-themed project. Slide will be a fictional dramatization of the infamous "lost weekend" in 1969. The urban legend is that Jimi Hendrix was kidnapped as part of a stunt orchestrated by his manager. The story for Silde, however, will see two mobsters mistakenly apprehend Hendrix while they're on the run from their duped boss. more

Behemoth and Job For A Cowboy will co-headline an Australian tour in April. Additional support will be provided by Goatwhore dates

After a lengthy hiatus, Pittsburgh, PA outfit Voice In The Wire have announced a reunion show in their hometown, to take place on February 26, 2010. The show will also feature another recently reunited Pennsylvania band, None More Black. more

Defunct band Scars Of Tomorrow has announced plans to release an EP titled "Demolished" in January. more

3 Inches Of Blood singer Cam Pipes had a handful of items stolen from the dressing room of The Veteran's Hall in Santa Cruz, California on Wednesday. more -



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