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Pirates Fight Back- DMX Out of Jail- Maximo Park Robbed- Blink-182, Fall Out Boy and Weezer Tour- Kanye Vs Twitter- Wilco Leak and more


05/15/2009
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(antiMusic) One of the founders of torrent website The Pirate Bay has concocted an elaborate scheme he believes will drive the lawyers who acted on behalf of the music industry in the recent copyright infringement trial out of business. It's pretty clever, read all about it here

DMX is out of jail in Arizona after serving more than 90 days for drugs, fraud and animal cruelty charges. While he was in prison, DMX revealed that he intends to start a Christian TV show when he gets out more

Just before Maximo Park were set to play back-to-back shows in their hometown at the Newcastle Academy, guitarist Duncan Lloyd had one of his favorite guitars stolen. The guitar -- a 1079 brown and gold Gretsch Country Gent -- was formerly played by Joe Strummer of The Clash and was purchased from Stella Barker of Belle Stars.more

Reunited cosmic doom metallers YOB have completed work on their new full-length album, entitled The Great Cessation. The record will see a July 14th releasemore
The new Manic Street Preachers album is being shipped to supermarkets in a plain slipcase because its artwork has been deemed "inappropriate". Concerns have been raised that the cover for Journal For Plague Lovers, a portrait by artist Jenny Saville, looks like it is splattered with blood. more

The Jonas Brothers have postponed their May 17 shows at Arena Monterrey in Mexico to July 31 "due to health precautions in the whole country as a consequence of the outbreak of the A(H1N1) flu," according to a statement on the venue's ticketing Web sitemore

In a Rolling Stone piece, some more definitive information has been revealed about Blink 182's upcoming reunion tour. The blurb confirms that Weezer and Fall Out Boy will provide support on the tour and that the band is rehearsing more than they have in the past.more

All signs point to a new No. 1 album at the top of the Billboard 200 chart next week, as we await the arrival of Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown."more

Buckcherry will play a special low-key show at New York City's Irving Plaza this Friday (May 15), during which the band will present a check to Childhelp, a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse.more

Say goodbye to music radio and thus all that free promotion for new music: Broadcast radio stations may finally be forced to pay music labels for playing their songs, as proposed U.S. legislation moved a step closer toward approval on Wednesday.more. Next year's headline: music sales reach historic low!

Chrisette Michele notches her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her sophomore set "Epiphany" (Def Jam) debuts atop the list with only 83,000 in sales.more

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese will direct the big screen movie about the colorful life of entertainment legend Frank Sinatra, who legions of fans called Ol' Blue Eyes, Universal Pictures said on Wednesday.more

Black Eyed Peas top an international bill of artists set to honor the 250th anniversary of Guinnessmore

It appears that Wilco's new album has been leaked so the band decided that they would give their fans a legitimate preview of the disc. You can listen to it right here (requires QuickTime)

Kasabian are set to launch their new album with a top secret show next Wednesday (May 20) at a secret UK location. more

The Beach Boys are set to release Summer Love Songs on May 19. This collection features "Fallin' In Love," a song written and recorded by Dennis Wilson during the Beach Boys' Sunflower album sessions in 1970. The track has never before been released in the U.S. and has long been out-of-print in the U.K. (where it was released as "Lady"). This track has also been mixed in stereo for the first time. You can check out "Fallin In Love" from EMI's website.

Tim Ripper Owens (Yngwie Malmsteen, Beyond Fear, Ex-Judas Priest, Iced Earth) has announced a string of solo tour dates supporting Heaven & Hell. Playing with him will be Simon Wright (drums), David Ellefson (bass), Chris Caffery (guitars), John Comprix (guitars).more

Country music stars Emmylou Harris and Kix Brooks, along with guitarist Jack White, will soon be giving advice to Nashville's mayor. The three have joined the 46-member Music Business Council, which the mayor says will help protect Nashville's brand name as "Music City."more

Stone Temple Pilots/ex-Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland and his solo band recently played a stripped down set in the 98.7 FM Lounge in Los Angeles for a handful of fans.more including video

Kanye West is fuming after discovering a fake Twitter page in his name and has blasted bosses of the social networking site for failing to disable the account.more

Monstrosity have announced the tour dates for their upcoming North American trek that will take place from July 1st - 25th.more

Bassist Daniel Ekeroth has left Swedish death metallers Insision. Find out who is replacing him here

Doomriders has completed work on their new album, titled "Darkness Come Alive." According to the band, "[we] are extremely excited about it. We hope you guys will enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it." A summer release via Deathwish Inc. is expected. They also plan to hit the road more on that

The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has hit back at calls from an alliance of creative industries in the UK to disconnect music file sharers' internet connections.more

Metal Blade Records has announced the re-signing of the mighty Gwar. "Lust in Space", the new album from GWAR, will be released in August more

Adele celebrated her 21st birthday last week in New York City with a special performance at Roseland Ballroom in which she was honored a plaque for her US certified gold record. This year's Best New Artist will also be making a guest appearance on Ugly Betty tomorrow night on ABC at 8/7c. speak peak

After another intense battle for votes, the Denny's Allnighter program is proud to announce that the newest winner of the Adopt-A-Band contest is... (drum roll, please)... The Hint from Baltimore, MD. The Hint will join the ranks as an official Denny's Allnighter Adopted Band where they will receive free Denny's late-night meals and free after parties for their fans as they tour across the country.

Behemoth, Devildriver, Scar Symmetry, and Arsis will tour Europe together this fall.more

Tombs has announced a three-week US tour alongside Isis on their Wavering Radiant tour. This tour will kick-off on May 15th in San Diego, CA before traveling through the South and along the East Coast US.more

Piledriver has issued a strange announcement that they are putting all future activity on hiatus. Read it here

Crocklahoma? The Classic Metal Show recently conducted an interview with Mr. Big vocalist Eric Martin where Martin talked about how the band reformed and how the organizers of Rocklahoma tried to trick the band into reuniting. Read about that or listen to the entire interview here

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