Cursed By A Meningitis Scare: Tony Gambino of Canada's Blessed By A Broken Heart was admitted to the emergency room earlier this week with what appeared to be meningitis. "Tony and his wife are currently without health insurance," reads a post on the site. "As it turns out, Tony's meningitis-like symptoms were caused by a bad reaction to some antibiotics he was taking. . . Because of the lack of insurance, one day in the hospital has generated a hefty bill, and his visit was unavoidable. Please consider giving to Tony and his family. more
Original Destructor bass player Dave Iannicca was tragically murdered on January 1, 1988. His killer, Robert Bedzyk, was sentenced to life in prison and is eligible for parole in May. The friends and family of Dave Iannicca have organized an online petition drive to help keep Bedzyk behind bars to serve out his original sentence. more
Deluxe Leppard. Apparently Def Leppard are planning to put out deluxe editions of their two most popular albums, "Pyromania" and "Hysteria". more
Veteran rockers Midnight Oil are to reform and play alongside Kings of Leon at a benefit concert in Melbourne for victims of the Australian wildfire.more
Beatles Track Legit? Noted Beatles historian Richie Unterberger, author of the book The Unreleased Beatles: Music And Film, believes the mysterious 11 minute Revolution 1 meets 9 track that surfaced online is the real deal, although he does say that without access to the original EMI/Abbey Road tape it's impossible to determine the track's authenticity with absolute certainty. more
Converse sneaker brand is planning a new line of products for the fall that will feature Metallica and AC/DC shoes, according to the New York Post.more
El Correo (Spanish for "The Courier"), the leading daily newspaper in Bilbao and the Basque Country of northern Spain, reports that Guns N' Roses will play at the at Kobetasonik festival in Spain on Saturday, June 20.more
In a new interview with the BBC, Adam "MCA" Yauch has revealed a few details about the Beastie Boys' upcoming studio album. MCA says the new record is tentatively titled Tadlock's Glasses, which is unsurprisingly a name inspired by an inside joke among the Boys. more on that inside joke
NOFX have announced the release of their 12th full length studio album. The record is titled Coaster and is due out April 28, 2009.more
In honor of the latest Bruce Springsteen album release, The Avett Brothers were asked to be a part of "Hangin' Out on E Street." Showing how they draw inspiration and are influenced by Bruce's music The Avett Brothers put on a performance of their favorite song, "Glory Days". Check it out here. The Avett Brothers have also added more tour dates to their schedule. Grab those here.
"VH1 Storytellers: Kanye West" premieres Saturday, February 28 at 9PM on VH1 and will premiere on Saturday, March 7 at 9PM* on Palladia, MTV Networks' high definition music channel. Users will be able to view the complete episode at Storytellers.VH1.com beginning February 28 with an online exclusive performance of "Love Lockdown." Beginning today, fans can go online for a sneak peek performance of "Stronger," several days before it will be seen on-air.
The Dead Milkmen have announced that they will continue their reunion run with an April 17th show in Brooklyn, NY.more
Drummer Kevin De Leener has quit the Belgian death metal band Suhrim. The group says, "Kevin call[ed] it a day as drummer in Suhrim for the same reason as Reinier [Schenk, bass]." They didn't elaborate on that. more
Celebrate Motown's 50th with free music from iTunes: Become a fan of Apple Students on Facebook and get 10 free classic Motown tracks including The Temptations "My Girl" and Marvin Gaye "How Sweet It Is". Check it out more. Tracks In Sampler:I Want You Back - Jackson 5 (1969) * It's A Shame - Spinners (1970) * My Girl - Temptations (1965) * The Tracks Of My Tears - Miracles (1965) * (Love Is A Like A) Heat Wave - Martha & The Vandellas (1963) * How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - Marvin Gaye (1965) * I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - Four Tops (1965) * Where Did Our Love Go - Supremes (1964) * Please Mr. Postman - Marvelettes (1960) * My Guy - Mary Wells (1964)
Helix have enlisted Crash Kelly frontman Sean Kelly as their new bassist. Commented Kelly: "A childhood dream came true for me last week...I was asked to play in one of my all time favourite bands, Helix! I'll be joining Brian [Vollmer, vocals] and the lads for a number of amazing dates" more
Displeased Records has announced the official reissue of "Syzygial Miscreancy," debut album of Florida's death metal veterans Hellwitch. All pre-album demos will be included on the disc as a bonus.more
The official line-up for this year's T in the Park festival has been unveiled. Lily Allen and Franz Ferdinand are among the new additions to this year's event, due to be held at Balado, Kinross-shire, from 10 to 12 July. more
"You're sweet but you're just four feet." Are you ready to get off your mud flaps and smell the glove again? Why waste good music on a brain? Stay tuned, details are on tap and will be coming soon!
Diecast has announced the addition of bassist Eddie Barton to the group's ranks. Diecast has kicked off a string of weekend dates which will run through April. The band says, "[the shows have] all been amazing so far... It's great seeing familiar faces and new ones in the crowd!" more
Torche has announced details regarding their upcoming 12"/DVD for Hydra Head Records. Available in stores on March 10th, the release features two tracks from Meanderthal, two new songs, and a DVD of music videos - more