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Driving While Pete Doherty Bust- Gene Simmons Slams Santana- Purple Pain for Prince- Reznor Ditches Social Networks- Faith No More Webcast- and more


06/15/2009
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(antiMusic) British police have charged singer Pete Doherty with drunk driving, drug possession and driving without a valid license or insurance Thursday.more

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons had harsh words for Carlos Santana during a Thursday morning (June 11) interview on FOX5 News: Live In Las Vegas. When asked about plans for an upcoming KISS album, Simmons talked of plans for a new tour and, out of nowhere, took a swipe at Hard Rock headliner Santana. "It's time for us to go out and show the little boys how the big boys do it," the 59-year-old said. "I'm sick and tired of these bands like Carlos Santana looking at his shoes and thinking that's a rock concert." more

Trent Reznor is taking a break from social networking. As one of the more prolific users of Twitter, blogs and other social networking constructs, Reznor, in his latest post laments the degradation of the experience by spammers and trollersmore

Eagles, Weezer, Aguilera To Launch 24-Hour Online Radio Shows Clear Channel Radio and Front Line Management are creating artist personal experience (a.p.e.) radio, a stand-alone company that will allow musicians to produce their own online radio shows, Billboard can exclusively reveal.details

Police in Tennessee seized 500 peanut butter cups laced with hallucinogenic mushrooms that were intended to be sold at this weekend's Bonnaroo Festival.more

Faith No More have agreed to broadcast their Download set live from Donington on Downloadfestival.co.uk. That means that the band's first gig since reforming after an 11-year hiatus will be shown across the world via the Webcast more

Oasis will re-issue their entire catalog on vinyl later this year through the band's own Big Brother Recordings.more

The Slits are gearing up to release their first new full-length album in more than 25 years.more

Prince is reportedly walking around with bejeweled cane because he is in need of double hip replacement surgery but refuses to undergo the procedure for religious reasons more. In other Prince news, Spin magazine is going crazy with its July issue, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Prince's "Purple Rain" with a comprehensive oral history of the film and album and a free downloadable tribute that features nine bands doing song-for-song covers of the record's classic tracks.more

Shadows Fall will be holding an exclusive performance at J&R Music World in New York City, NY on June 19. The band will also be available post-set for a Meet-And-Greet. This is a free event, and it starts at 6PM, so be sure to get there early! J&R Music World - 23 Park Row 1st Floor, NY, NY

Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister and Phil Campbell of Motorhead joined Twisted Sister on stage at the Sweden Rock festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 4, 2009 to perform a cover version of the Rolling Stones classic "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)".watch the video

The Misfits have announced a run of shows set to kick off on August 7 in Milwaukee, WI.more

Fear Before, Oceana, Memphis May Fire, and Of Machines will be touring together this summer.more

Death Angel is preparing to embark on their summer tour, which starts on June 14 where they headline the 32nd Annual Haight Street Fair. They'll also be part of the European 'Summer Madness' Tour with Kataklysm and Keep of Kalessin more

Slayer has been confirmed to headline both the Wacken Rocks South and Wacken Rocks Seaside festivals.more

Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green is to play his first UK show in over four years at this year's Cornbury Festival, it has just been announced.more

Rihanna has been served with a subpoena to testify against former boyfriend Chris Brown after he allegedly assaulted hermore

The Casualties have set a release date for what will be their eighth album, We Are All We Have. The record is due out August 25, 2009 and the band's drummer Mark Eggers commented on the sound here

Kiss of Death Records has announced plans to release a split 7" featuring Bomb the Music Industry! and Laura Stevenson and The Cans. Each side will feature one original and one cover of the other band on the split, and the 7" is due out sometime in July. You can click Read More for the track listing.more

Nathen Maxwell of Flogging Molly has announced his first solo album. The record is titled White Rabbit and is due out August 18, 2009.more

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