The Rolling Stones, whose last tour finished in 2007, are planning a mammoth run of shows next year, according to Ronnie Wood's cocktail waitress girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova. (So take this for what it's worth) more
(The following is based on a fan report) Bang Tango was scheduled to play the Portage Theater in Chicago on November 25th (Black Wednesday) but early in the night an ambulance took lead singer Joe Leste to Resurrection Hospital with what was said to be a stroke. The show's promoter called Chicago's Veilside to fill in, but as they arrived the remaining members of Bang Tango encountered an uber-fan in the audience named TJ, who sang in a cover band. more
AC/DC won two ARIA awards, Australia's answer to the Grammys. Their Black Ice album earned them honors for Best Rock Album and Highest Selling Album. This is the first time they have won an ARIA award according to Classic Rock
Matt Arluck, guitar player for Sweet Cobra, and bassist for Stabbed By Words, has passed away after a battle with cancer, according to Lambgoat
Three Nirvana songs are reportedly going to be added to the Rock Band game on December 1st. The song that made them superstars, Smells Like Teen Spirit, plus live clips Come As You Are (MTV Unplugged) and Lithium (Live At Reading).
Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry has revealed that he is working on a new solo album that features members of Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers. In an email to fans the singer-songwriter announced that he is has brought in Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea to play on the album. more
Depeche Mode's Martin Gore has been subpoenaed in a video gamer's lawsuit against Activision Blizzard and their World Of Warcraft game. A San Francisco gamer is suing the company for $1 million U.S. in punitive damages. He takes issue with World Of Warcraft's $14.99 U.S. monthly subscription fee, according to gamespot.com. more
Blur's Graham Coxon is releasing 45-minute soundtrack for a new, as-yet-untitled, British film. Coxon says he created 13 or 14 songs for the soundtrack, and they're mostly interpretations of classic folk songs and nursery rhymes. more
Kid Rock will be headlining next year's annual WE Country Music Fest on Friday, August 6 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. The three day event from August 5-7 will also feature headliners Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban with more artists yet to be announced.
Shadows Fall have cancelled their previously annual December 26, 2009 concert at Pearl Street in Northampton, Massachusetts due to "unforeseen family commitments." more
Wanna see The Muppets offer their take on the Queen classic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'? BW&BK will hook you up more
Dropkick Murphys have announced a run of headlining dates early next year leading up to their annual hometown St. Patrick's Day performances. Prior to the six shows in Boston, the band will hit 13 cities beginning February 24th more
Rob Zombie will release his new album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2, on February 2nd 2010
Neil Young cover the theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air last night? Well, not really, but "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon threw on a wig, a hat and some flannel last night for what was the hands-down best impression of Young Neil ever seen more
The new I Am The Icarus music video for "The Secret To Living Is Dying Well" has been Posted on Youtube. The video was directed by Shawn Butcher (Sonny Moore, Secret Empire) Check it out here
Nonpoint have Posted the third Studio Update clip on Youtube.
Ratt have announced they are canceling their two U.K. headline dates at London's Islington Academy on December 1st and Wolverhampton Civic Hall on December 3rd. more
Napalm Records have announced the signing of New Jersey rockers Monster Magnet. The band is currently writing new material to record in January. more
Muse will be appearing on Saturday Night Live! The band will be performing on the pre-Christmas show recorded live from New York's Rockefeller Centre on Saturday 19th December. more
Music publisher Omnibus Press has announced a new book covering the history of hardcore pioneers, Black Flag. The book is titled Spray Paint The Walls: The Story of Black Flag more
F**ked Up have announced details of a February North American tour. Beginning in Ohio on February 12, the Canadian band will then play venues across America and into Canada. more
With their new album set for release on January 19, 2010, Spoon have begun announcing dates for an expected extensive world tour in support. The record will be issued on January 18, 2010. more
The line up for the 2010 New York edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, dubbed "Don't Look Back," is starting to come together. The event will feature punk godfathers Iggy and The Stooges performing their landmark 1973 full length Raw Power in its entirety. See who else is already on tap here
With the Key Club shutting its doors forever, Steel Panther will be making the move for one special night only to The Roxy on Sunset. That is right, after several years making their home at the Key Club, the longest running rock show on the Sunset Strip will be returning to The Roxy for one night only. The band will take the stage at 11:30pm. This is a show you do not want to miss. As reported earlier, Steel Panther will will begin their run at the House of Blues Sunset starting Dec 7th. -