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Boy George Out of Jail- The Killers Orchestra- Promoters Vs Jacko- Police May Reunite Again- Eminem Late Night- More Rock Bands for Rock Band and more


05/12/2009
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(antiMusic)

Concert promoters are battling to block Michael Jackson's series of live concerts in London this summer - accusing the star of breaking an earlier agreement to make his comeback with them.more

Eighties pop star Boy George is a free man - the singer has left prison after completing just four months of a 15 month sentence.more

Bob Dylan started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday) with "Together Through Life" (Columbia/Sony BMG)more

The Killers are set to perform with a full orchestra on US late-night talk show 'Late Show With David Letterman' tonight (May 11).more

Eminem has announced that he will perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' for three nights beginning on Friday (May 15).more

The Dead Weather, Jack White's new outfit with Allison Mosshart of The Kills, have announced some North America tour dates for the summer. more

Stephen Bruton, the Texas-based guitarist and vocalist renowned for his work with Kris Kristofferson, Alejandro Escovedo and many others, died Saturday (May 9) at age 60 due to complications from throat cancermore

Former Deep Purple keyboard legend Jon Lord plans to kick off 2010 with a concert in Postdam, near Berlin.more

The Zutons' saxophonist Abi Harding has revealed that the band are starting work on their new album.more

U.S. album sales were down 9.2% in April 2009 (the five weeks starting March 30 and ending May 3) versus April 2008, according to data at Nielsen SoundScan.more

NME claimsThe Police may yet reform once again, after drummer Stewart Copeland refused to rule out further shows.... But don't hold your breath, read his comments in context here

Behemoth has finished recording their forthcoming album, "Evangelion," at Radio Gdansk in Poland. Frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski will be flying to the UK tomorrow to join Colin Richardson for final mixing at Miloco Studios in London.more


Alice In Chains will support Kid Rock at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday, July 18.more

Social Distortion, The Replacements and Elvis Costello will be added to Rock Band in the coming weeks. The popular game will be adding songs from all three bands as well as Disturbed and Steely Danmore

Eminem guest stars in a new Punisher comic book, rightly titled "Kill You."more

Unseen lyrics penned by late Beatle George Harrison have been put on display at the London recording studios the Fab Four made their home.more

Children Of Bodom have officially dropped off the "No Fear Energy Tour" with Lamb Of God, As I Lay Dying, God Forbid and Municipal Waste due to injurymore

New Green Day CD trashed as a rehash. A new review reads in part: After salvaging their career with that massively successful 2004 concept album, the Bay Area pop-punks of Green Day have eagerly embraced a classic music-biz rule -- If it's worth doing, it's worth doing again -- for this eagerly anticipated followup. Pity they seem to have neglected another fundamental rule: You can have too much of a good thing.more

Project Strato, the band featuring ex-Stratovarius members are excited to release an early Stratovarius demo: They say in a statement, 'This is really cool, we just found a person who has a demotape of the very early Stratovarius line-up when Tuomo was still handling the vocals as well." more

Thin Lizzy will be "special guest" for AC/DC's shows in London, Dublin and Glasglowmore

Slipknot percussionist Shawn "The Clown" Crahan rejoined the band on stage Friday (May 8) at Oklahoma City's Zoo Amphitheatre after taking several days off following the death of his mother.more

Andrea Devi Forman, the lead singer of the only Sanskrit rock band of the world Shanti Shanti, married an attorney Joel A. Santos in a traditional Catholic church ceremony in Sparks (Nevada, USA) on May eight.

Asphyx renewed its partnership with its long-time label Century Media Records and on June 22nd, 2009 the new studio album will be released in Europe. more

Maroon has announced a make-up record release show that should have been in Nordhausen on April 18th. The show will now take part in Sondershausen (20km from Nordhausen) at the STOCKSEN on May 31st.more

Stone Temple Pilots have confirmed a handful of shows for this summer. Dates are listed here

Live Nation said Thursday that its first-quarter loss widened in part because fewer people attended concerts in its core North America market. Perhaps insane ticket prices and "fees" that can be as high as half the face price of the tickets have something to do it? Things like charging a parking fee for each ticket can't help. more

Last week we were sent the wrong link to the St Helens MP3 for "How To Choose". We now have the correct link so you can check it out right here

Despite a statement to the contrary this week, 50 Cent has not been cleared of involvement in the house fire that saw a $1.4 million property burned to the ground in Long Island, NY.more

Gaza has abandoned plans to hit the road this month. But they did say, "we're still going to play Dudefest this July and will be booking for that." more

Baroness is set to head into the studio next week to begin work on the follow-up to 2007's Red Album.more

Cheap Girls have announced the release date for the remastered reissue of their 2008 full-length, Find Me a Drink Home. The LP will be released on June 23, 2009 via the band's new label, Paper and Plastick.more. Most band wait a few years to remaster and reissue, go figure. This can't be "cheap" for their fans.

A 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 car that once belonged to Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is once again being auctioned on eBay.more

Tank is teaming up with legendary NWOBHM act Praying Mantis for a May 24 concert at The Peel in Kingston Upon Thames, U.K. more

Joyful Noise has signed long-running Indianapolis indie rock act Marmoset. Their Joyful Noise debut, Tea Tornado, is set for an August 4th, 2009 release. more including an MP3 link

Nightrage will release their new album, "Wearing A Martyr's Crown", on June 22 (Europe) and August 4 (USA) on Lifeforce Records. The band is previewing the album with a stream of the song "Shed The Blood" on their Myspace

New Kids On The Block performed on "The Today Show," and announced that Jesse McCartney will be joining their summer tour. McCartney will spend almost six weeks on the road with the middle-aged boy "band" performing across the US and Canada including stops in Boston, Chicago, Atlanta and Toronto.

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