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Pearl Jam Member Injured During Robbery- Depeche Mode Singer Still Too Sick To Play- Alfamega Tried to Evade Arrest- Arctic Monkeys Wrap New Album and more


05/14/2009
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(antiMusic) Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament was the victim of a violent robbery outside Southern Tracks Recording studios in Atlanta, where the band is recording their ninth studio album with producer Brendan O'Brien, according to a Rolling Stone report. The bassist was chased and knocked to the ground, sustaining a head laceration which was treated by EMS. more

Alfamega may be looking at serious prison time. The Smoking Gun has obtained a police report that says the rapper tried to flee from authorities after they found a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic weapon in his SUV. Alfamega (real name: Cedric Zellars) was pulled over during a routine traffic stop on April 29. He was reportedly arrested and has since been released on bail. more

Depeche Mode lead singer David Gahan is not well enough to perform in Athens on Wednesday, concert organizers said, a day after he was rushed to hospital moments before he was to appear on stage. No word yet on what he is suffering from but apparently Thursday's show has been called off as well. more

Arctic Monkeys wrap new album. Drummer Matt Helders says their third album is now in the mixing stagesmore

All American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter is hinting that his band may be providing support for Blink 182's forthcoming reunion tour.more

Art Brut frontman Eddie Argos injured his back while touring in Europe. The singer told NME.COM he thinks the injury was triggered by a move he did while on stage in Amsterdam. more
A short film for Bob Dylan's "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'" has been filmed by AFI and Sundance Film Festival award winning director Nash Edgerton, and can be seen exclusively on the IFC Channel and on IFC.com, beginning today, Tuesday, May 12 until Thursday, May 12. The video will make its broadcast premiere at 10:15pm Tuesday on the IFC Channel. Watch the video, starring Amanda Aardsma and Joel Stoffer, more

A new John Lennon exhibition in New York will feature a bag containing the bloody clothes from the night he was murdered. Whose sick idea was this? You can probably guess but find out here

Organizers of the inaugural Sonisphere Festival in the U.K. are offering a deal on a ticket and game bundle that will allow Metallica fans to pre-order "Guitar Hero: Metallica" at a discounted rate.more

If you thought Degrassi: The Next Generation couldn't get any teen-ier, think again. The teen show has just completed its first full-length movie and, among the guests and surprises, is an appearance from Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz.more

3 Inches Of Blood has officially signed a worldwide record deal with Century Media Records. Formed in 2000, the group has previously released material with Mallcore Records and Megarock Records.more

American Idol judge Simon Cowell says he thinks Adam Lambert will win this season of the popular singing competition show. more

Eminem says he and Jimmy Kimmel will fly about 200 laid-off autoworkers to Los Angeles for Friday's taping of his appearance on Kimmel's showmore

KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently made a guest appearance on the John Debella show, during which he discussed the bands forthcoming brand new album (expected to be released this September) and promised that the tour behind the record would be the biggest KISS has ever done. more

Black Label Society will be teaming up for a tour with Mudvayne and Static-X later this year.more

Motley Crue will be appearing on the Fox TV show Bones this Thursday for the season finale. Check out the promo/contest widget here

Michael Jackson could take home more than $50 million from his much-anticipated 50-show stand at London's O2 Arena, his first shows in 12 years, according to Billboard calculations.more

Peter Gabriel will be jointly-awarded Sweden's prestigious Polar prize later in 2009. The former Genesis star will take the honor alongside Venezualian composer Jose Antonio Abreau. more

Early Tuesday morning, NASA woke the Atlantis crew with the 3 Doors Down hit "Kryptonite" as they began their second day in space journeying to repair the Hubble Space Telescope! The official NASA cam video

Cameras will not be allowed into the courtroom during the drugs trial of rapper Lil Wayne , a judge has ruled in Arizona.more

The Flaming Lips are set to release their first-ever double album, and it is tentatively scheduled to be released late this summermore

9-year old guitar prodigy Yuto Miyazawa performed Ozzy Osbourne's 'Crazy Train' on yesterday's May 11th episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show. Yuto was then surprised to meet one of his idols, when Ozzy himself was brought out to meet the boy. Check out video footage here

Sony Music Entertainment is suing smaller rival EMI Music and one of its executives after he allegedly broke his promise to join Sony on a new $3 million contract.more

Walls Of Jericho will be attending to a "family emergency" longer than they had originally expected.more

Canadian metal/hardcore band The Plasmarifle has reportedly parted ways with singer Maynard Moore.more

Chimaira will embark on a European tour alongside their old friends from Boston, Unearth, as well as California's straight-edge outfit Throwdown.more

All In are all out. They have announced plans to break up following a handful of summer shows. The band has issued the following statement: "A few tours, countless amounts of shows, tons of old and new faces and after over 4 years, All In is calling it quits." more

Rolling Stones star Keith Richards was forbidden to speak to celebrated British journalist Barney Hoskyns about his friendship with Tom Waits - by the gravel-voiced singer himself.more

Ben and Jerry's is launching an ice cream flavor inspired by the Barenaked Ladies.more

Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc said on Tuesday it has received the required approval from its lenders for its proposed merger with Live Nation Inc, the world's largest concert promoter.more

Former Alice In Chains bassist Michael Starr joined the New York City-based AIC tribute band Facelift on stage this past Saturday (May 9) at Sullivan Hall in New York City to perform three songs "Man In The Box", "Would?" and "Them Bones". more

Megadeth score film music for Will Ferrell: "I'm going to be working on the new Will Ferrell movie, Land of the Lost... going to be putting some music on that," frontman Dave Mustaine tells TheLiveLine.com. "I went and saw the movie last week and it was hilarious. I loved it. I love Will Ferrell; I think he's hilarious anyways. But, yeah, we're getting ready to send some music up to these guys right now... then I'll be heading up there this week to hopefully finish all this off with their guys. And, man, how exciting for me."more

Green Day has announced the third support band on their upcoming tour. The July 3rd - July 25th leg of the tour will feature The Bravery.more

The Dwarves are currently in the studio recording their new album, titled The Dwarves Are Born Again.more

It's Good To Have The Blues: The soulful singer Janiva Magness won entertainer of the year at the 2009 Blues Music Awards, held May 7th in Memphis. The Michigan native also won best contemporary female artist at Thursday's show. Buddy Guy won three awards, B.B. King took home two honorsmore

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