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03/10/2009
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(antiMusic) Yesterday we told you how Metallica's lead singer James Hetfield was taken to the hospital instead of the Stockholm Globe Arena for a concert. Now we know why: Spokeswoman Carolina Satterwall says Hetfield caught a stomach bug Sunday and suffered dehydration but left the hospital that evening. He has returned to the United States with the rest of the band. more

In other Metallica news, FMQB reports that Metallica will host their own channel on Sirius XM called Mandatory Metallica. more details

More info has come out about the Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction summer tour. NIN says they will play with a streamlined lineup of Trent Reznor on vocals, guitars, keys, Robin Finck on guitars and keys, Justin Meldal-Johnsen on bass and keys, and newest member IIan Rubin on drums and keys.more

The long-awaited Green Day documentary, Heart Like a Hand Grenade, is set to premiere in Los Angeles on March 25th. more

Amy Winehouse won't perform in the United States next month, as had been planned. Dpokesman Chris Goodman said Monday that Winehouse isn't going to the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif., in "light of current legal issues." more

U2 leapt straight to the top of the British album chart on Sunday with "No Line on The Horizon," the fastest selling album of the year so far, the Official Charts Company said.more

Country singer Hank Locklin, whose smooth tenor voice on hits like "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On" and "Please Help Me I'm Falling" marked a career that spanned half a century, has died. He was 91.more

Guitarist/background vocalist David Soloway has left Saves The Day. David first played on the band's second full length,Through Being Cool although he was a member of Sefler before the band changed their name to Saves the Day. He is also the bassist for Two Tongues and will remain with theTwo Tongues.more

Clutch and Duff Mckagan's Loaded have been added to the Rock On The Range festival which will return to Columbus, Ohio's Crew Stadium Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17. more

Another free online music streaming service has hit the Web, with some questionable legal cover. Muziic is simply an iTunes-like interface that draws on YouTube for music content rather than licensing from the labels and publishers.more

Filter Magazine have announced the lineup for this year's Showdown at Cedar Street at SXSW. The three-day music extravaganza will feature performances from White Lies, Great Northern, N.A.S.A., Wild Light, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Chairlift, Black Gold, Anya Marina, Annuals, a Bat For Lashes album listening party and more.

Quo Vadis, has announced a European tour. Quo Vadis will be returning to Europe with new members drummer Patrice Hamelin (Martyr), vocalist Trevor Birnie (Annex Theory, Damascus) and Bassist /Keyboardist Roxanne Constantin more

Maximo Park are to give fans a taster of their new album 'Quicken The Heart' by putting new track 'Wraithlike' online as a free download from today (March 10). more

Neil Young has been announced as the third headliner for Glastonbury Festival.more

TV On The Radio have announced details of a slew of European tour dates for the summer - including one at the O2 Academy Brixton in London. more

The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez Lopez has announced details of a European solo tour. The former At The Drive-In man plays the London Dingwalls venue on Wednesday (March 11) for the only UK date of the jaunt. more

Former Soundgarden/Audioslave singer Chris Cornell has been confirmed for the Optimus Alive! 09 festival, set to take place July 9-11, 2009 at Passeio Marítimo de Algés in Oeiras, Portugal. more

Random thought for the day: Why do they call them apartments when they are all stuck together?

Billy Morrison tells fans that he "will now not be a part of the Hollywood Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp. I'm not really prepared to get into the why's and wherefore's but let's say that if we were a band, we would be splitting up due to 'Creative Differences!'" Find out what he is up to instead

Rock legends Fleetwood Mac are planning to follow their comeback tour with a brand new album.more

N.W.A., the rap foursome comprised of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube and MC Ren, has a biographical film in the works.more

The latest additions to Rock Band 2 this week come from The Offspring, REM and Richard Thompson.details

Depeche Mode announced today that Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John will open for them on their North American tour. - more on this and more quick music news stories



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