Singer Amy Winehouse has been treated for dehydration in St Lucia after fainting, her spokesman has confirmed. The 23-year-old spent a night in hospital for observation after collapsing at her home. more
On the eve of his debut performance as a solo artist after parting ways with Aussie rockers INXS, an emotional J.D. Fortune is looking to put the past behind him.more
Machine Head have issued the following update: "Adam Duce is currently recovering from an emergency root canal to address a massive infection in his jaw, and as a result will miss Monday's Metallica show in Stockholm. Replacing Duce on bass for the show will be our good friend Jensen of local metal heroes The Haunted."more
Rumor has it that the reunited alternative metal legends Faith No More might be gearing up for a new studio album in the near future. This would be their first album of new material since 1997's 'Album of the Year.' more
Japanese rocker Kiyoshiro Imawano, leader of the groundbreaking band RC Succession and later a solo act, has died in Tokyo at 58.more
Pop Evil have been added to the upcoming Judas Priest, Whitesnake tour that kicks off in late Junemore
Blue October has extended their current North American tour plans through a June 27 gig at the Rock On The Range Canada festival in Winnipeg.more
The man believed to be the father of the Malawian child who pop star Madonna wants to adopt has said that he opposes the move. James Kambewa told a US TV station that he would be able to look after four year-old Chifundo "Mercy" James, even though he had never met her. more
Adolescents have announced a full-scale tour to kick off this summer, which includes stops in Europe and the US, while they continue supporting 2005'sO.C. Confidential.more
Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia will have emergency neck surgery this Monday morning at 6AM. Scaccia has been having problems with severe pains in his arms in recent years. It appeared it was always from medical conditions such as tendinitis from the many years of playing the intense and fast style of music that he plays. But a few days after his performance in Germany at "Keep It True 12" last weekend, Scaccia noticed his left arm went totally numb. So he went in to see his chiropractor, who noticed something seriously wrong in Scaccia's neckmore
Kaiser Chiefs will head out on a US tour supporting Green Day this summer, they have announced. Kicking off in Madison Square Gardens on July 27, the band will play eight gigs with Green DaymoreSinger Tulisa Contostavlos, from pop band N-Dubz, is being tested for swine flu after falling ill on board a flight to Greece, her manager has confirmed. The 20-year-old from north London was taken to hospital in Athens. more
Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus says the band has already written a number of new songs, but don't expect a follow-up to 2003's self-titled smash before the big reunion tour this summer. "We started writing a few months ago and got well into the writing process, but now we've kind of put the recording of the next album on hold and are doing rehearsals for the upcoming tour," Hoppus told Billboard.com. more
Want to own an ultra rare part of Van Halen history? Breakout your wallet and check out this BW&BK report: An eBay user is selling off his copy of the original artwork for Van Halen's first album - A note from the seller reads as follows: "This is an unbelievable Van Halen collectible that I obtained from Noel Monk, Van Halen's Manager from 1978-1985. Cannot believe I am selling this, but circumstances sometimes suck, so it's time to let go. This is an album cover proof for Van Halen's first album!!! WITH THEIR ORIGINAL LOGO!! ONLY SIX ARE KNOWN TO EXIST!!" more
American Idol judge Paula Abdul has admitted that she failed to realize she was being set up by Sacha Baron Cohen as the pair were filmed for the comedian's forthcoming film, 'Bruno'. more
Drug possession charges against former Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page have been formally dismissed. "I just want to say I'm certainly pleased and relieved, it's been a long process," Page said over the telephone on Fridaymore
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played "stump the band" with the audience on April 21 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston. They were not stumped by a fan's request to perform ZZ Top's great "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide" check out the report and video of the jam here.
Deftones has confirmed a couple more festival appearances. The band will be performing at the Area 4 festival in Germany this summer and will also be headlining the Paradiso in Amsterdam on August 25.more
Warped tour co-founder Kevin Lyman plans to launch a similar tour for the country genre, and has opened an office of his 4fini Productions in Nashville to put the tour togethermore
Dimebag Tribute: St. Madness have Posted the first video from the live concerts they played opening for Flotsam & Jetsam back on March 27th 2009 at "The Scottsdale Venue" in Scottsdale Arizona. The video is of their version of the great Pantera classic "WALK" in tribute to Dimebag Darrell. more
Tori Amos is offering up a early Mother's Day gift to fans in the form of a free download of her new song "Maybe California" off Abnormally Attracted to Sin (out May 19.) Grab it here
Dark Tranquillity will re-release their classic albums "Projector," "Haven" and "Damage Done" in a slipcase packaging with bonus material, as well as the rarities compilation "Yesterworlds," on May 25more
On Friday May 1st at 12pm PST, visit bifnakedstore.com to hear Bif Naked's entire new album, The Promise.
Fear not the demise of Matador Records vinyl masters. Various reports across the web this week said that the famed label's masters were lost, but their general manager sent a statement to Paste clearing up that misconception. You can read that report here
Wynton Marsalis's Single "School Boy" From His New Album He And She Is The Starbucks 'Pick Of The Week'. Visit Any Starbucks Store In The U.S. And Canada Up Until May 2nd And Pick Up A "Pick Of The Week" Card To Redeem The Free Digital Single Of "School Boy" From Itunes.
Oceano has dropped off their previously announced spring run with The Autumn Offering for undisclosed reasons.more
The first two records Y&T recorded back in the 1970s under the Yesterday And Today moniker are available on one CD titled OneTwo. Both albums have been digitally remastered and put on a single CD.more
Cornelius has announced the cancellation of his North American tour next month due to concerns related to swine flu. The Japanese electro artist issued a statement today (April 30) stating that the tour was called off due to "Swine Flu concerns and increased governmental travel restrictions." more
For The Fallen Dreams has finished recording a new album, which will hit stores this summer via Rise Records. Tracking took place through most of April with Joey Sturgis (A Plea For Purging) at The Founding Recording Studios in Indiana.more
Christian rockers Stryper are inviting fans to pick the set list for their upcoming 25th Anniversary dates.more info
Mean Everything To Nothing, the second full-length release from Manchester Orchestra, has landed the band their highest Billboard chart debut. The record debuted at #37 on the Top 200 chart and made it to #8 on the Alternative Albums chart.
America's first-ever hard rock and heavy metal music award show, the Golden Gods Awards, will premiere on MTV2 as a one-hour special this Saturday, May 2 at 11:00pm ET/10:00pm CT/8:00pm PT. A special Headbanger's Ball recap show will air at midnight ET and the awards will be rebroadcast at 2:00am ET/1:00am CT/11:00pm PT. A preview segment with CM Punk is set to air during the WWE's "Smackdown" on Friday, May 1.
Britney Spears has extended her "Circus" concert tour to include a dozen European shows taking her from London to Russia, the pop star's representatives said on her Web site on Wednesday.more
Grab your lute! Users of GarageBand '09 now have access to three more Artist Lessons, but before you get too excited, we should say that two of these come from Sting.more
Victory Records has announced plans to issue two fan favorite albums on vinyl. The first is Darkest Hour's critically acclaimed 2003 album, Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation and the second is Streetlight Manifesto's Everything Goes Numb also released in 2003.more
Bomb the Music Industry! have announced some new releases. Here is part of what they had to tell fans, "MAY 7TH: We will finally be releasing a compilation of all the odds and ends that we've previously had unavailable for download. It seems to make sense as we have a bunch of 7"s and s*** planned for the next year. These are tracks that have been tossed aside 'cause 7"s and compilations didn't come out ever/yet, demos that ended up quite different from the originals but may not have been heard, some s*** that's just kinda hard to find, the first ever live studio recording and in one case, sweet introduction music that never hit the enormous PA that it was meant to. Yeah that's not a sentence. Also there are a buncha covers." That's not all they have planned more details here.
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