Blink-182 To Debut New Song- Iron Maiden Hit- Susperia Singer Returns Following Heart Attack- Weird Al Slams The Doors on Craigslist- LCDevo and more

(antiMusic) Taylor Swift opened the Country Music Television awards with a skit about living out her dreams. The 19-year-old country and pop sensation went a long way toward doing just that by winning video of the year and female video of the year for "Love Story" and by performing with one of her favorite rock bands Def Leppard. Brad Paisley was the night's other big winner, more

Blink-182 To Unveil 'Up All Night' On Tour. Having abandoned the idea of completing a full new album as "too ambitious" before its upcoming tour, blink-182 will instead have one new song ready before it hits the road on July 23 in Las Vegas.more

Iron Maiden's award winning new film, Flight 666, has landed in the #1 position on Music Video charts in the US and Canada. more

Could there be a live DVD/album on its way from Def Leppard? Joe Elliott appeared to let the cat out of the bag whilst headlining the main stage at Download on Sunday, saying that everyone was being filmed for a future release and "to sing loudly and in tune" prior to the Leps' song Two Steps Behind. more

Athera, vocalist with Norwegian thrashers Susperia is set to return to the stage at the Steinkjer Festival in Norway on Friday 26 June 2009. The singer, who earlier this year suffered a heart attack which resulted in major open heart surgery, has made a rapid recovery and doctors have now given him the go ahead to make his comeback.

Last week, we informed you how former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic was running for office. However, it would appear as if his political career has already come to an abrupt end. "Let parties nominate their own candidates. My protest is over. I've officially withdrawn from the Wahkiakum County clerk race. The worst thing you can call me is a crusader. I'm not a crusader, I'm just trying to make a point. And I think I made it crystal clear: It's wrong for me to drag a private association unwittingly onto the public ballot."more

Devo have recruited LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy to collaborate on their new album. "[Devo co-founder] Gerald [Casale] had said we were searching for people like James [Murphy] to work with, which somehow turned into him helming the entire album," Devo mastermind Mark Mothersbaugh told the LA Times read on

Imogen Heap will now be releasing her new solo album Ellipse on August 25th 2009 through RCA Records.

A desire "to do something that would be different and give fans the chance to shape the shows" is behind the special shows Steely Dan is doing as part of its just-started Rent Party '09 U.S. tour.more

Rock scribe Michael Fortes is launching "Parlour to Parlour," a new weekly multimedia feature on indie bands on Popdose starting on July 7. Michael has written up an introduction for the series so you can get a feel for what is come. Check it out here

Chris Brown's lawyer has asked the California Supreme Court to delay a key hearing in the singer's assault case.more

MSTRKRFT are set to kick off a tour of North America on June 25 in Cleveland, OH.more

Brazilian metallers Scelerata have been chosen by former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno to be his backing band on his upcoming tour of Brazil. more

Mariah Carey will release her 12th studio album, "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," August 25 on Island Def Jam, the singer announced Tuesday.more

The Dead Weather -- Jack White's side-project with Alison Mosshart of The Kills -- will make their US television debut this week. The band, which also features Dean Fertita of Queens Of The Stone Age and Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs, are set to perform their new single, 'Treat Me Like Your Mother' on 'The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien' this Thursday (June 18). more

Annotations Of An Autopsy has made fill-in bass player Sean Hynes a permanent member of their groupmore

Strike Anywhere has officially finished recording their Bridge Nine Records debut full-length, "Iron Front." Produced by Brian McTernan, the album is the follow up to "Dead FM" and is slated to hit streets everywhere on October 6th.more

You're not a real somebody until "Weird Al" Yankovic parodies you. And if that's indeed the case, then The Doors are definitely somebodies - the musical satarist apes Jim Morrison and uses a melange of Doors-inspired melodies in his latest track Craigslist.more

The Nigel Dupree Band, featuring Jesse James Dupree of Jackyl's son, is releasing limited edition versions of their new CD 'Attraction' with alternate artwork.details

Alain Clark has a song out for this Father's Day. The song, "Father and Friend" is a duet between Alain and his dad, Dane Clark (a famous Dutch singer in his own right). Father and Friend is available through Warner Music UK but you can check it out here

Loney Dear have announced the dates of an extensive North American tour this autumn.more - more News Quicks

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