Green Day CD Leaked- Coldplay Denied Stealing Classic Song- Late Night Prince- Priest Protests Band at Punk Benefit and more
Coldplay drummer Will Champion has denied that the band have ripped off any other artists for their music, following Yusuf Islam's (formerly known as Cat Stevens) suggestion that they ripped off his song 'Foreigner Suite' for their own hit 'Viva La Vida'.more
The Stone Roses' 1989 self-titled debut, one of the most celebrated Britpop efforts of all time, is on deck to get the deluxe reissue treatment this summer. On August 11, Silvertone/Legacy will release a 20th anniversary reissue of Madchester act's finest moment, and give hardcore completists and newbies alike three different packages to choose from.more
Franz Ferdinand will open the last 13 shows of Green Day's upcoming tourmore
Prince has agreed to perform on the penultimate edition of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno alongside Billy Crystal on May 28more
A priest protests a band at a punk benefit: Hellmouth have been targeted for protest by a priest around their performance this weekend at Failure Fest 5. The fest which takes place in Logansport, IN is an annual canned food drive put on by punks for punks. Hellmouth is scheduled to appear on Saturday but apparently a flyer which a high school student brought home wound up in his parents hands who brought it to their local priest.more
Paula Abdul has claimed that statements recently attributed to her about getting off prescription drugs were taken out of context. Hecklerspray wonders, "apparently you can take harrowing descriptions of withdrawal out of context now. Who knew?" Abdul reportedly said in part, "I could have killed myself… I was freezing cold, then sweating hot, then chattering and in so much pain, it was excruciating." Now she says it's not true, she hasn't had so much as a beer. So we have to assume she just slurs her words naturally. more
Rapper T.I., who was sentenced to one year and a day behind bars on federal weapons charges last month, has booted fellow rapper Alfamega from his Grand Hustle Records.more
Protest The Hero will release its new live CD/DVD on July 14 via Underground Operations/Universal Music Canada and Vagrant Records in the U.S.more
Legendary punks T.S.O.L. have joined DC Jam Records for the vinyl release of their new album, Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Free Downloads.more
Irv Gotti, whose Murder Inc. label once boasted such chart-topping artists like Ja Rule and Ashanti, says he's "going to drop" the latter.more
Graham Coxon has announced that he will release a limited-edition run of 1,000 hand-numbered art prints to accompany the release of his new single, 'Sorrow's Army', on May 18.more
Metalunderground.com is exclusively premiering industrial metal act Skumlove's first single, 'Anti American Idol,' from the new album 'The Church of the New Perversion' on Misfortune Records.more
Pink Floyd's David Gilmour is set to make an appearance at a "hidden" gig later this month, joining Mali musical pair Amadou and Mariam onstage in Londonmore
Pearl Jam have announced two headlining shows in North America, set to take place in Toronto and Chicago. The band have already been confirmed to play two US festivals- Outside Lands in San Francisco in late August and Austin City Limitsmore
Echo & The Bunnymen are set to launch a copy of their 1984 album Ocean Rain into space. NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra is set to take a copy of the classic album, his favorite record, with him when he blasts off to the International Space Station on June 13. more
Daft Punk are set to work on the soundtrack for Tron 2.0. The follow-up to the 1982 sci-fi classic is being made by Disney. It will see Jeff "Dude" Bridges reprise his role as Kevin Flynn, while Joseph Kosinski will direct the film. more
Lamb Of God have announced a live streaming of their upcoming show at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia on May 9, 2009. This will mark the first time the band has offered a live stream of an entire show to the public. The festivities begin at 9:30 PM EST on the band's official website
Columbia Records has revealed that thrash metal legends Slayer will be releasing their brand new studio album on July 7th. The album title is still unknown but it will contain the song, "Psycopathy Red" which was Posted online last October.more
Defiance has finished tracking the new album for Candlelight Records. The label is looking at a September release date for first album from Defiance since 1992's 'Beyond Recognition', released by Mallcore (Roadrunner) Records.
"Don't Trust Me," the first single from Photo Finish recording group 3OH!3's full-length debut, "WANT," has been certified platinum by the RIAA for digital sales now exceeding 1.1 million.
Kiefer Sutherland was charged with misdemeanor assault Thursday for allegedly head-butting a fashion designer at a Manhattan nightclub.more You can go to jail for that?
Fall Out Boy will be meeting and greeting at two Midwestern Best Buy locations next week. The band will be pushing copies of their latest full-length, Folie a Deux, and signing autographs.details
American Idol Extra caught up with Season Four American Idol runner-up Bo Bice as part of the AI Extra recap series. They talked about life after Idol and being on the road – giving a 'behind-the-scenes' glimpse into the post-Idol world. more
Swedish progressive death metallers Skyfire will premiere the song "Esoteric" on 'The Entropy League' podcast via Metal Injection's podcast network on Monday May 11th. The track comes off of both the band's 'Esoteric' full-length due out in August/September and the still-to-be-announced digital EP due out in June/July. The podcast will be available at http://www.metalinjection.net on May 11th.
KissOnline.com, has released photos (see link) of the unpainted sculpts of the new KISS dolls (they call them action figures) being released by KISS licensee Promotions Factory. more
Pandemonium live up to their name. We'll let them tell you about it: "A while ago some minor changes occurred in the line-up. Guitarist Enki decided to leave his post and keyboardist Nirah has taken a long time break due to personal reasons. The band will for now continue as a quartet with session members live."more
On Monday, May 18th at 5pm, Duff Mckagan's Loaded will be signing autographs and giving an in-store performance at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey.more
Eminem will sit down for an exclusive, three-hour interview on his Shade 45 channel on Sirius XM. "Shade 45 Presents...Eminem: The Prelapse Special" will debut on Friday, May 15more
Perry Farrell says Jane's Addiction won't play songs from 2003's comeback album Strays on their "NIN/JA 2009" tour because "it doesn't feel right to have [original bassist] Eric [Avery] playing that material."more
Elvis Costello, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, Mary J. Blige and Sheryl Crow are set to appear in the season finale of the television show '30 Rock'.more NBC's five viewers will be ecstatic!
The third installment of Unicorn Fest will be taking place at 180 Skatepark in Englewood, Ohio on Saturday, June 27th. See who is set to play it here
Moribund Records has signed Australian black metal band Nazxul. The label will be releasing the band's highly comeback album, Iconoclast, later this summer.more
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