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AC/DC Illness- Fray Tour- Zeppelin Jr- Eels Return- Sublime Reunite- Death Cab For Cartoon- Jacko Backo?- High School Musical Chairs- New Found Glory Leak and more


03/04/2009
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(antiMusic) AC/DC were forced to cancel Tuesday's show at Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium after one of the bandmembers (reportedly vocalist Brian Johnson) was taken ill. more

The Fray have announced plans for a summer headlining tour. The 35-city trek kicks off on June 12 in Atlanta and ends up in Spokane, WA on August 7; Jacks Mannequin opens all dates. more

Zeppelin Jr: Sons of Albion, a UK export fronted by Logan Plant (Robert Plant's son), are playing SXSW: Saturday, March 21st 1AM - British Music Embassy at Latitude 30 and Thursday, March 19th 1 AM Red Bull Moon Towers Show. But you check out previews of how their new music is sounding right here

Eels will release their first new album since 2005's acclaimed Double Blinking Lights And Other Revelations. The new album, Hombre Lobo, set for June 2nd, 2009 on Vagrant Records, features 12 new songs recorded in Eels leader Mark Oliver Everett, aka E's studio in Los Angeles.

On Saturday night Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh, bassist Eric Wilson and a singer known as Rome played a set of classic Sublime turns following Bud's set with his current band Del Mar. Could this be a sign of a full reunion to come? Del Mar's MySpace recapped the show with this, "What really f---ing killed it was SUBLIME reuniting and playing with new singer, Rome. We're f---ing stoked for Bud, Eric and Rome... Bud's still playing with Del Mar, and Sublime doesn't have any firm tour plans or anything YET, but we'll keep you Posted on their progress."

Death Cab for Cutie have unveiled a must-see new video for "Grapevine Fires." The animated clip, directed by Walter Robot, a.k.a. the team of multimedia artist Bill Barminski and writer Christopher Louie can be viewed here

Oasis will not play in China for economic reasons and not because of any connection with the Tibet issue, an official at the promoter of the shows said on Tuesday. Sure, maybe they are selling parts of the Great Wall too. more

Sarah Borges & The Broken singles debut video for the first single "Do It For Free" from her forthcoming CD 'The Stars are Out' (March 24th - Sugar Hill Records.) is now available to check out in High Def here

New UK technical death metal sensations The Boy Will Drown have put two brand new tracks up on their official MySpace page. Check out the new tracks, titled "Deep Throat" and "Suis La Luna" here.

Get a first listen of the entire (poppy) Punk Goes Pop 2 compilation on MTV's "The Leak" today. This album hits stores everywhere on March 10. Listen here and try to tell the difference between the original and the cover.

Michael Jackson will be in London this week to make a "special announcement," organizers said Tuesday, and industry sources said it is likely to involve a series of comeback concerts in the city. more

Chimaira, are set to give the world their first taste of The Infection, with the release of their first single, "Secrets of the Dead." The song will be available for purchase via iTunes and can be heard streaming on the band's official MySpace .

A Beatles Masters: The city already has a Beatles museum and a Beatles-themed hotel. Its airport is even named after John Lennon. Now a Liverpool university says it rolling out a graduate program entirely devoted to the Fab Four.more. Good luck with that job hunt!

Walt Disney Co's teen hit franchise "High School Musical" is coming back for a fourth time -- but with a new cast of characters, the company said on Tuesday. more. That makes sense since you don't want your high school students looking like they graduated college already.

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' long-promised box set of previously unreleased solo material, which has apparently had several different working titles over the years including "Monster" and "100" will finally see the light of day in 2009. more

Grand Ole Opry member Ernie Ashworth, whose 1963 smash hit "Talk Back Trembling Lips" was one of the first country tunes to cross over into pop, has died, hospital officials said on Tuesday.more

New Found Glory are steaming new album 'Not Without A Fight' on their MySpace page a week before the LP is released. It hits stores next week but you can listen to it right now, righthere

Arc Angels, the Austin, Texas-based all-star group formed in the wake of Stevie Ray Vaughn's death, are ready to take full flight again. After playing together periodically during the past seven years, the band plans to release a DVD this year, tour extensively more

Matthew McConaughey has just helped produce his first record - Nova Scotia-based reggae artist Mishka's "Above the Bones" - and is releasing it on his own label, J.K. Livin' Productions. more

Jimmy Eat World have announced the release of 'Clarity Live', which is being recorded on their current Clarity x 10 tour. The band are on the road performing their 1999 album over 10 shows, and on April 7 will make the album available via their website. more

Skinlab are close to inking a deal with an as-yet-undisclosed label for the release of the band's new album, tentatively due on July 7. more

Due to "production delays," Judas Priest singer Rob Halford's Metal God Entertainment company has rescheduled the release date for the HALFORD "Resurrection World Tour Live At Rock In Rio III" 5.1 special-edition Blu-ray to April 7, 2009. more

Rumors have been swirling about Metallica possibly making an appearance at Stubb's in Austin, Texas on Friday, March 20 during this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) music and media conference and festival. more

Paradox will release their fifth album, "Riot Squad", on October 26, 2009 via AFM Records. more

Paint It Black have announced plans to release a new 7-inch/digital EP in June via Bridge 9 Records. The EP is the first in the series promised by the band last September. - more



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