24 Year Old Guitarist Dies In His Sleep- Nas No Show Causes Fan Unrest- Guns N' Slipknot- Weiland's Wife Releasing Tell All- Harvey Out Of Danger and more

(antiMusic) Frederick, Maryland hardcore/thrash band Cobra Clutch is mourning the loss of guitarist Pat O'Brien after he died in his sleep Friday night. The group recently recorded its debut CD and had been playing shows up and down the East Coast, including several with Murphy's Law.more

It appears things got out of hand last week in Torbay, Newfoundland, when NYC rapper Nas failed to show up for his headlining performance. According to reports, an audience of 700 at Jack Byrne Arena waited for over an hour for the MC to show but upon realizing that there would be no Nas, organizers were forced to call in police after many in the crowd apparently caused an uproar.more

Sigur Ros are set to perform for the Dalai Lama when he gives a public talk in Reykjavik next week. more

Duff Mckagan's Loaded was joined on stage in Kansas City by Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor. According to an update from Loaded, Taylor "nailed" the Guns N' Roses classic 'It's So Easy'. more

Mary Weiland, the estranged wife of Stone Temple Pilots/ex-Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland, will publish her memoir, "Fall to Pieces", on October 27more

Phil Spector was sentenced Friday to 19 years to life in prison for the second-degree murder of Lana Clarkson, a one-time B-movie actress who was shot through the mouth in Spector's castle-like mansion six years ago. more

The first new Eels studio record in four years "Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire" (Vagrant Records) is now streaming in its entirety on the EELS' Myspace page

Harvey Danger has called it quits. The band explained: "After 15 years, three albums, hundreds of shows, and far more twists and turns than we ever imagined possible, we've decided to put Harvey Danger to rest. The decision is totally mutual and utterly amicable." more

Dizzee Rascal is enjoying a second week at the top of the UK single chart with Bonkers.more

Faster Pussycat, Bulletboys and Bang Tango will being teaming up to tour together for about the 7 zillionth time. This go around they are cleverly calling the outing "the Summer Rock Fest" which is expected to take place in July/August. more

Street dance group Diversity has been crowned the winner of this year's Britain's Got Talent in a shock victory over favorite Susan Boyle. more

Tool has expanded its upcoming summer tour, adding six more shows to the itinerary. The trek now kicks off at the Mile High Music Festival in Commerce City, Colorado on July 18more

The Mag Seven have completed work on their fifth. Brandon Landelius and Doni Blair (Toadies, Hagfish, Only Crime) are once again joined by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag, ALL, Only Crime, Lemonheads) who returned to play drums on all tracks on the instrumental album. more

Bleeding Through has announced the addition of Dave Nassie (No Use For A Name) to their line-up on guitar. Nassie replaces Jona Weinhofen, who recently left the groupmore

Nightrage will release their fourth full-length album, "Wearing A Martyr's Crown", on June 22 (Europe) and August 4 (USA) via Lifeforce Records.more

Exhorder, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by Pantera, have been rejoined by the band's original bassist, Andy Villafarra. more

Steve Vai is set to release his famed Naked Tracks on CD for the first time, housed in a special limited edition digi-pack box set. This series of play-along CDs is designed to help create an atmosphere of focus so you can shred yourself into a personally-induced inspirational nirvana. Included in the set are 5 CD's featuring backing tracks from several of his albums. more

Brand New has announced a short run of small club dates around the U.S. in July. No word on openers yet, while the band promises these will be their only U.S. shows of the summer. more

Bad news for fans of The Offspring. It looks like the band will once again work with Bob Rock. Dexter is reportedly working with Rock right now on the leftovers from the last album. more

The Great Commission and Earth From Above will tour a good portion of the U.S. together this summer.dates

Awake has announced the addition of second guitarist Steven Coles (brother of other guitarist Andy Coles) to its ranks.more

antiMusic's Gary Schwind has just released a new book, "Buy A Gopher I Couldn't Defuse (The Illustrated First Year of the Uncle Sal Chronicles)." You can see what that's all about, read the continuing adventures and order your copy of the book at Uncle Sal Chronicles

The answer to yesterday's trivia question: 'Endless, Nameless' was the hidden track on Nirvana's "Nevermind." The story goes that when Howie Weinberg mastered the track he accidently misunderstood the band's intentions of including it on the album at the end of "Something in the Way," so he didn't include it and the initial pressings of the album did not contain the track. - more News Quicks

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