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Guitar Hero: Van Halen Coming- Rotten' Roses- Winehouse Assault- Coolio Drug Bust- Lollapalooza 2009- Kanye Clarkson Idol- Motley Crue Day and more


03/09/2009
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(antiMusic) Sorry to our readers who were unable to reach us on Friday and early Sat morning. The datacenter which holds our servers had some major issues (including a fire) which took us offline for hours. We've been assured that all is well now and the issues have been taken care of. Knock on wood! Now to today's music news quicks:

Guitar Hero: Van Halen coming: While it remains focused on building the highly anticipated "Guitar Hero: Metallica" game, franchise publisher Activision reportedly already has its sights set on its next artist-specific title with classic rockers Van Halen. more

Rotten' Roses: Tune into the Opie and Anthony show Monday, Howard Stern and The Danny Bonaduce Show (6:45 a.m. EST) on Tuesday to check out interviews with Steven Adler (Guns N' Roses) and Chip Z'nuff (Enuff Z'nuff/Missing Persons). The duo are currently on tour with Adler's Appetite but the interviews may include some info on the new anonymous supergroup release "The Death of Harry Potter" under the banner of Johnnie Rotten Jr. which features appearances by both stars as well as Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Dale Bozzio (Missing Persons), James Morrison Jr and more. Preview that here

Amy Winehouse has been charged with assault following an incident at a charity ball in London's Berkeley Square in 2008, her spokesman confirmed who said, "She was charged with common assault and will attend a court hearing in the coming weeks."

Authorities say rapper Coolio has been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of drug possession. He was arrested and booked on felony narcotics possession after being stopped at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning. more

Kanye West and Kelly Clarkson will share the stage as performers during American Idol's Wednesday night elimination show. more


The Sweet will be playing at The Canyon Club in Agoura, California again this Friday, March 13th. Lead guitarist Stuart Smith tells us that the band are finishing up mixing a live album which was recorded on the road last year entitled, "Sweet, Live in America." Copies of that are available from the bands main website at www.thesweetband.com

Kings of Leon will be among the headliners of this year's Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits festivals, Billboard sources have confirmed. Depeche Mode, the Beastie Boys and Jane's Addiction are also playing Lollapalooza, which takes place in Chicago's Grant Park Aug 7-9more

Phish wasted no time getting funky on Saturday (March 7) at the second of three reunion concerts this weekend at Virginia's Hampton Coliseum. Proggy keyboards, a mix of '90s-era material and covers of the Velvet Underground's "Rock and Roll" and the Beatles "A Day in the Life"were among the many highlights. more

Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction, Glasvegas, Pet Shop Boys and Lady GaGa have been added to the line-up of the T In The Park festival for 2009.more

Eminem's record label, Universal Music, has won a jury verdict after being sued for money the rapper's former publishing company, FBT Productions, claimed it owed to the artist.more

Decapitated guitar player and sole remaining member Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka has expressed a desire to continue the band and is currently seeking new members.more

Arsis has reportedly cancelled their participation in the upcoming Carcass tour, which kicks next week. more

The home where Jimi Hendrix used to play the ukulele as a teen has hit a sour note with the city of Renton, Washington. The owner has to move it by March 27 or steps will be made to tear it down. more

Erie, Pennsylvania mayor Joseph Sinnott declared March 7, 2009 "Motley Crue Day" onstage during the band's performance at the Erie Civic Center. moreIn other news: sadly for the band, even after roping off half the seats, the band are still not able to fill the venues they are playing. It might have to do with the overpriced tickets (almost a hundred bucks!). Maybe they should call their excessively priced tours ScruFests? the numbers.

Anvil will attend advanced screenings of their documentary, "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", and will perform at several "The Anvil Experience" events. details here

Warship have cancelled the week's worth of Southern dates they had scheduled for the remainder of this month. - more



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