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(antiMusic) Stone Temple Pilots/ex-Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland has told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that STP is working with producer Don Was on material for a new album, tentatively due in 2010.more

My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way and his wife Lindsey Ballato are celebrating the birth of their first child - a baby girl they've named Bandit Lee. (poor kid stuck with a lame "child of a rockstar name" like Bandit. Isn't that name more appropriate for a pet dog? Or perhaps they were aiming to set her up to be emotionally "emo" in her teen years?) more

Rise Against ready to hit the road with Rancid. Touring with Rancid this summer will be a dream come true for Rise Against, according to frontman Tim McIlrath. more

Rihanna's attorney says the singer will appear at a hearing next month as a possible witness in the assault case against Chris Brown.more

Vinnie Fiorello, drummer/lyricist of Less Than Jake and founder of Paper and Plastick has announced the release of his first children's book. The book, entitled Sometimes Robots Like Being Robots, is due out June 12, 2009.more

U2 made a surprise appearance onstage in London tonight (May 28). The band took to the stage at the O2 Academy Shepherds Bush, joining African artist Baaba Maal just after he played his set as part of the Island Life gigs which are taking place at the venue this week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the acts' label Island Records. more

SPV Records is learning a new business term today: insolvency. To the layman, that means the inability to pay one's debts as they become due, and apparently this is the case with the long-running German metal label. According to Billboard, managing partner Manfred Schütz willingly submitted an application to commence insolvency proceedings on Monday (May 25).more

Slava Giebel, the 20-year-old guitarist for the German Viking metal band Strydegor, was killed in a car accident the night of May 23. more

Korn's Jonathan Davis and Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell make guest appearances on the eighth studio album from the Israeli-bred, Los Angeles-based electronic duo Infected Mushroom, "Legend Of The Black Shawarma", due on September 8, 2009more

Silverstein will headline a brief tour next month, a portion of which will also feature Poison The Well, The Sleeping, and Oceana.more

In a new online post from Weezer, the band reveals that they recorded some new material over the winter with producer Jacknife Lee for a new album that should be out later in 2009.more

Phil Spector Seeks Reduced Prison Term A lawyer for Phil Spector said in a court document filed Wednesday that the music producer maintains he did not kill actress Lana Clarkson and is not responsible for her death.more

All That Remains have scheduled an in-store appearance at HMV in Quebec City on Monday, June 1st at 4:30 PM.more

There's a new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Music) ascends 2-1 in its second week.more

Ratt have announced some new tour dates. In April, Loud & Proud announced the signing of a worldwide deal the band who are set to begin recording their first new material since 1999's self-titled album this spring.more

The Binary Code has announced the departure of bass player Lukas Koszella. Not surprisingly, the New Jersey group is now looking for a replacement.more

Head Automatica have completed recording their next album.more

Woe Of Tyrants will team up with Bison B.C. and Lazarus A.D. for a brief summer tour.more

Anvil will perform live after the 10:00 p.m. screening of their acclaimed documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil", on June 3, 2009 at The Village East Cinema in New York City. more

Meat Puppets will do an in store performance at the Chicago Apple store on May 30 at 2pm.

Trivia question of the day: Some pressings of Nirvana's "Nevermind" album contained a hidden track, what was it called?: a) 'Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip' b) 'Bite, Spit, Puke' c) 'I Hate Myself and I Want to Die' d) 'Endless, Nameless'

The answer to Friday's question: Thomas Dolby appeared as Booker T Boffin on Def Leppard's "Pyromania". - more News Quicks

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