Flaming Lips Get Naked In New Video- Sting Vs Simon Cowell- Red Hit Chili Peppers Comeback Gig- Ace Frehley Goes To Camp- Beatles Radio Special and more

We feel a little like members of Aerosmith with a lack of clear communication. Yesterday we told you about a Jon Bon Jovi unplugged benefit show and the announcement we were forwarded made it sound like the event was taking place last night, turns out the event is happening on Monday. So there you have it!

Spin had this disturbing report: The Flaming Lips are a weird bunch. But with their latest release, the "Miles Davis meets Joy Division" double album Embryonic, the Oklahoma boys are getting even weirder, with ringleader Wayne Coyne going naked and filming a giant, spherical vagina-type-thing giving birth to a bunch of other naked people, who then ride bicycles and dance around a forest like googly-eyed, peyote-fueled Burning Man attendees. more

Police star states the obvious: Sting has called the (UK's answer to American Idol) X Factor "televised karaoke" and said judges like Simon Cowell have "no recognisable talent apart from self-promotion". The singer, 58, told London's Evening Standard that the Saturday night show was "a soap opera which has nothing to do with music". more

As I Lay Dying entered the studio last month with Adam Dutkiewicz (of Killswitch Engage) and Daniel Castleman (Winds Of Plague) to begin tracking their next Metal Blade Records release. more

Coming later this month from Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI Music, The Beatles: Here, There And Everywhere is a three-part radio series celebrating of the best selling group of the 21st Century in America - The Beatles! Syndicated in conjuction with FMQB Productions, Here, There And Everywhere is the only Beatles special officially sanctioned by the Fab Four's label, Apple Corps. more

Original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has announced he will join this Sunday's Battle Of The Bands for Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp's showcase finale of the graduates of the 3-day camp. Frehley will hit stage and jam with the campers as they battle it out to be the top campers of 2009! more

Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced their first gig together since the band's 'hiatus' in 2008. Playing MusiCares 2010 on January 29, the group will play their first full line-up show, featuring alongside others artists like Wilco, Norah Jones and James Taylor to pay tribute to Neil Young. more

Pure Noise Entertainment has announced the release of a split 7" featuring East Coast compatriots Transit and Man Overboard. The 7"s will be available in limited collector colors including red white and blue more

Gallows has announced that they will be joining the forthcoming Canadian tour with Against Me!, Billy Talent and Alexisonfire. more

Cannibal Corpse has announced plans to perform a string of February 2009 dates in Latin America. more

Slayer say their UK tour is set to go ahead as planned later this month, even though frontman Tom Araya is still recovering from emergency medical attention which forced them to pull out of a Canada trek with Megadeth more

Agnostic Front and Death By Stereo will tour the West Coast and Southwest together in January. more

After their North American tour with Dragonforce, Sonata Arctica will be returning to the U.S. and Canada to play 24 headlining shows with Mutiny Within and Powerglove. more

The Wonder Years have announced their next full length will be released January 26, 2010. Titled The Upsides, the album is their first since 2007's Get Stoked on It!. more

Mercenary parts ways with their drummer, singer and keyboardist more -

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