T-Pain Death Threats- 53% Say Coldplay Stole Song- Gay Pete Doherty Video- MetallicaFest Bands- Kings of Britain- KISS Komics- Covers Of Bodom- AFI To Rock and more

(antiMusic) R&B singer T-Pain canceled a concert in Guyana after receiving what a promoter calls "credible death and kidnapping threats." more

Joe Satriani's legal action against Coldplay has been one of the talking points of music in 2009. Satriani claims that Coldplay's 2008 song Viva La Vida copied "substantial portions" of his 2004 instrumental If I Could Fly. And a 53% majority of a MusicRadar readers agree with Satriani. more

Organizers say Bruce Springsteen will headline Glastonbury, Britain's leading summer music festival. Glastonbury chief Michael Eavis says the 59-year-old rocker will play the prestigious Saturday night main-stage slot on June 27.more

Pete Doherty has released the music video for his new single, 'Last Of The English Roses', online. The video for the song, set for release on March 9, features an inner-city football match featuring the Babyshambles man, plus a gay kiss at the end. watch the video

Thin Lizzy, Machine Head, Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold and The Sword have been confirmed for the Metallica-headlined inaugural Sonisphere festival, set to take place on August 1-2 at the legendary Knebworth Park, United Kingdom. full list of bands

Kings of Leon's double triumph at the BRIT Awards last week delivered a big sales boost on the new U.K. charts Sunday (Feb. 22). The Hand Me Down/Sony BMG quartet returned to No. 1 with the album Only By The Nightmore

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley's "Kiss Kompendium", a compilation of all KISS comics featuring the adventures of the band's four superhero characters defeating evil with comic icons like Spiderman, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, and Wolverine, will be released on October 27 via Collins Design more

Puscifer, one of the side projects of Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, has vaguely announced on their website that they are planning a stop at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA on April 4th, 2009 as a follow-up to their debut shows.more

Dredg, Torche and From Monument to Masses will be touring together in April. Both Torche and Dredg have new releases scheduled this year. Torche will be releasing Healer / Across The Shields on March 13, 2009 and Dredg will release The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion on May 19, 2009dates

Following a brief search, This Is Hell has now found a replacement for departed drummer Dan Bourke. Now joining the group is Dennis Wilson. (not the Beach Boy, which would be a neat trick since is dead). more

A restraining order against Britney Spears' former manager and an ex-boyfriend has been temporarily extended to give a Los Angeles judge more time to hear arguments in the case.more

Lacuna Coil has revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming new studio album, 'Shallow Life.' The album is scheduled to be released on April 20th in Europe and the day after in North America.check out the listing here

Dark Empire has parted ways with vocalist Jens Carlsson (Persuader, Savage Circus). Band leader/lead guitarist/death vocalist Matt Moliti commented: "This decision was a long time coming and it was a hard one to make, since Jens is a great dude to work with. With him living in Sweden and the rest of us in the New Jersey, it is impossible to do any kind of gigging" more

Vreid will support resurrected Pestilence on their upcoming European tour. more

New York based rock band BulletProof Messenger are the first wildcard band to perform at ArenaFest 2009. SellaBand is continuing to seek bands to perform at ArenaFest. To sign up bands from Europe and North America should visit arenafest.sellaband.com

Primal Fear return to Atlanta to co-headline the ProgPower USA Showcase on September 10th of this year. Progressive metal stalwarts Vanden Plas will co-headline the evening with an exclusive US performance. more

Def Leppard, Whitesnake and Journey have confirmed a concert at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland on Friday, June 12th. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, February 27th at 9 AM more

Obi Best has a brand new video "Green and White Stripes," directed by Max Goldblatt, who also helmed the video for MGMT's "Boogie Down." Obi Best is fronted by Alex Lilly, best known for her turn as back-up singer in retro/pop group The Bird and the Bee. The track is off their new album Capades - in stores today! video

Bassist Henkka Seppälä (a.k.a. Henkka T. Blacksmith) of Finnish metallers Children Of Bodom has told FemaleFirst that the band is planning on releasing a collection of covers sometime in the fall.more

Sugarland will embark on their first European tour in March, traveling to seven countries for gigs in 11 different European cities before returning to the U.S. to open for Keith Urban.more

Screw 32 has announced their plans to do a reunion, though no date has yet been confirmed.more

Dinosaur Jr. have signed with Jagjaguwar. The band is currently working on their second post-reunion album.more

The Chariot have announced their next full length. The record is titled Wars And Rumors Of Wars and is due out May 5, 2009.more

AFI bassist Hunter Burgan revealed that the band's next album will be "more in-your-face" than previous discs. "This is definitely more of a rock album -- more immediate and definitely more of a focused, direct approach musically," he told Blender.more

Mark DiDia has been appointed EVP/General Manager, Island Records. In this newly created position, DiDia will oversee all day-to-day operations of Island Records. DiDia comes to Island from Columbia Records, where he was Executive Vice President/General Manager. Prior to that, he was EVP/GM at Capitol Records, Hollywood Records and Def American Recordings He began his career in music at rock stations WXRK (K-Rock) in New York, and WYSP in Philadelphia, which lead to him being tapped as head of Promotion for Geffen Records.

On Saturday, February 28th, country singer Shane Wyatt will make his national TV debut on an episode of CMT's series "My Big Redneck Wedding", hosted by Tom Arnold. The episode titled "Gary and Leann" airs at 2:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (all times are Eastern).more

The Senate Judiciary Committee's first hearing on the proposed merger between live entertainment giants Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment is set for today. If they let it go forward, it would be interesting to keep an eye on campaign contributions to the Senators on that committee. - more about the "hearing"

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