Pearl Jam Attack Caught on Video- Eddie Van Halen Grants Young Cancer Fighter's Wish- Free Eminem CD- Springsteen Fans Screwed Again and more

(antiMusic) Surveillance camera footage of Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament being attacked and robbed outside Southern Tracks Recording in Atlanta, where the band is recording their ninth studio album with producer Brendan O'Brien, has been Posted over at Redlasso.

There is a touching story about an 11 year old boy named Bradley Zugel, who happens to be a huge Van Halen fan. Bradley was recently diagnosed with cancer. His wish, through the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Nevada, is to meet guitarist Eddie Van Halen (who himself had cancer). He will be getting his wish soon. Read what Bradley's father has to say here

Eminem's very rare first album, 1996's Infinite, has been made available as a free download on 50 Cent's website, ThisIs50.com. The 11-track album features a handful of guests, most notably Denaun Porter, who went by the name Kon Artis as a member of Eminem's D12 crew.more

Bruce Springsteen fans hit another snafu with Ticketmaster after TicketsNow, the secondary ticket service owned by Ticketmaster, accidentally oversold its allotment of premium tickets for Springsteen's show in Washington, D.C. next week. oops, find out what they will get instead here

Deftones will be making their first ever appearance in South Korea this summer at the Pentaport Festival. The band will be headlining July 25, the Saturday night of the weekend long festival.more

Fear Before has cancelled their upcoming Canadian tour. Guitarist Adam Fisher explains: "We regret to inform you that due to lack of communication on the part of our Canadian booking agent we are forced to cancel our Canadian tour this coming June." more

Jimmy Kimmel Live welcomes the following musical acts: May 13 Ciara**
May 14 The Airborne Toxic Event May 15 Eminem ** Exclusive late-night performance May 20 No Doubt** May 21 Busta Rhymes June 2 Taking Back Sunday** June 4 311** June 11 Blink 182** (** Notes Performances that will take place on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Outdoor Stage. )

This year's Download festival will feature an indoor cinema as part of its campsite entertainment program, organizers have announced. Classic 'mockumentary' This Is Spinal Tap will be playing, along with Anvil! The Story of Anvil. more

Accept Not reuniting: Frank Suepfle of International Touring and Management GmbH & Co KG, which represents U.D.O. the German band fronted by ex-Accept singer Udo Dirkschneider has shot down rumors that Accept will reunite for a possible new album and tour.more

Amorphis will be streaming their forthcoming album, 'Skyforger,' in its entirety on the band's Myspace page for a whole week starting Wednesday, May 20.more

On July 28th, Think Fast! Records will be releasing a yet to be titled new 7"/digital download from This Is Hell.more

Swallow The Sun has announced the departure of drummer Pasi Pasanen. The group has issued the following: "Pasi, as one of the founding members, has been an integral part of the development of the band and it's sound since the beginning back in 2000. We have had good times, recorded 4 excellent albums and done unbelievable amounts of touring together, but now it's time for us to go on our separate ways." more

Chicago metal band Wrath has announced the return of longtime vocalist Kurt Grayson. Grayson fronted the group from 1989 until about 1994.more

The Handshake Murders have dropped off their current tour with We Were Gentlemen in addition to cancelling their upcoming dates with Rosetta and Architect.more

Black Majesty will enter the studio in August 2009 to begin recording the follow up to 'Tomorrowland,' tentatively due in early 2010 via Limb Music Productsmore

Iced Earth drummer Richard Christy has issued an announcement about working on a new solo album. Read it here

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