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Rage Against The Machine Reunites Against Simon Cowell- Deftones CD In April- Johnny Rotten Vs Coldplay and Radiohead- Supergroup Hail! Set Debut and more


12/17/2009
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Some have wondered what it would take to get the members of Rage Against The Machine to perform together again. The answer: Simon Cowell. Or at least the Facebook based fan campaign to have a classic RATM song keep the X-Factor winner from the top of the UK charts. Antiquiet reports: The full band (including the elusive Zack De La Rocha) made an appearance on BBC Radio 5 Thursday morning to discuss the campaign, and perform the song… At least until the radio hosts made it back from their smoke breaks just in time to cut the live feed after the fourth "F**k you, I won't do what you tell me!" more including audio here

If you can't beat em, join em? Classic Rock reports that a host of X Factor contestants – including winner Joe McElderry – have been filmed singing Rage Against The Machine's Killing In The Name. more. Hecklerspray say for get the X-Factor and Rage, they came up with their own list of the best Christmas number ones here.

Chino Moreno tells Noise Creep that the yet-to-be-titled new Deftones album will come out April 27 and will be more reminiscent of early discs like 1997's 'Around the Fur' and 2000's 'White Pony.' The songs were written and recorded quickly, Moreno says, and the musicians were on fire as they grappled to come to grips with Cheng's accident. more

Sex Pistol frontman John Lydon a.k.a. Johnny Rotten doesn't think too highly of Radiohead and Coldplay, at least to according to this unsourced quote that Jam! Posted on Thursday: "Coldplay and Radiohead bug the hell out of me because it's so soulless. It just seems pointless. It's nice, but it's tosh (rubbish). They don't care about you. They care about lining their coffers (money). There's nothing about heart and soul." Who he said this to and the context is anyone's guess, but you can the Jam! article here

The all-star band Hail! - comprised of bassist David Ellefson (Megadeth, F5), guitarist Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen, Iced Earth) and newly appointed drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) - have announced their first ever shows in The United States more

Alice In Chains has added on an extra tour date at the Palladium in Hollywood on February 13th. more

AC/DC look likely to be confirmed as headliners for next year's Download Festival after an over-enthusiastic admin on their official website revealed the band will be playing. more

To celebrate the release of the new Pixies 'Minotaur' boxed sets the band have launched a 33 minute video that includes live footage, interviews, and behind the scenes clips. Check it out here It's at the bottom of the page.

Jimmy Page tells Sky News, "Next year, I have every intention of playing music live and making it — manifesting it. I've got it. I've got it there. I've got the music waiting. It just needs to be done. So that's it. That's what I'll be doing." more

Azarath have parted ways with their vocalist / bassist Bruno. In a brief statement the band stated that Bruno left the band to 'focus on his private life.' Azarath will continue on with Necrosodom (Anima Damnata, ex-Thunderbolt, ex-Throneum) as their new bass player and vocalist more

Gaza will support Cattle Decapitation on a week of shows in April 2010 that sees the bands traverse almost the entire US. more

Shinedown's "Second Chance" has been certified multi-platinum (2x) digital single. more

Metallica frontman James Hetfield is donating 330 acres overlooking California's Lucas Valley for preservation as farmland. Hetfield's land use consultant, Scott Hochstrasser, says the donations reflect the singer's desire to maintain privacy and preserve open space. more

Testament, Megadeth, and Slayer have just released a new video talking about the upcoming American Carnage Tour. The video features comments from Chuck Billy of Testament, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, and all of the members of Slayer. The video can be viewed here

It took more than a year, but Baltimore officials finally decided where to put a bust of rocker Frank Zappa that was given to the city by his fans in Lithuania. more

Iced Earth mainman Jon Schaffer has announced a new project/solo album that he's been working on the last several months called Sons of Liberty, which he will be unveiling and talking about this Friday (December 18) on the Alex Jones show. more

Living Sacrifice and War Of Ages will co-headline "The Abominable Snowtour." The trek will also feature Shai Hulud, Lionheart, and The Great Commission. dates

Interpol's Paul Banks has revealed that they are working on an "orchestral" sounding new album. The follow-up to 2007s 'Our Love To Admire', the frontman explained that the record was heading in a more classical direction. more

An Elvis Birthday Bash celebration and show will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Weston Lanes in Weston, WI. Featuring four award-winning Elvis tribute artists, as well as a young man just starting out, the show strives to relive every era of "The King," including at least 10 authentic Elvis wardrobe outfits. Two shows are planned – a matinee at 2:00 pm and an evening show at 8:00 pm – that will feature more than 50 of Elvis' most-popular songs. more

Dying Fetus, Origin, Beneath The Massacre, Man Must Die, and Revocation will tour Europe together in April. more

Burning The Masses have parted ways with frontman David Montenegro. The group has issued the following: "Now, we DO have a current back-up vocalist. We will be announcing him as soon as we put up a new song on Myspace. Most of you may be familiar with him or some of you won't." more

Karma To Burn has announced they will be embarking on a U.K. tour in April of 2010. more

St. Madness tribute Dimebag with this live performance of the Pantera classic "Walk" Check it out here -



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