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Bret Michaels Replacing Idol's Cowell?- Slipknot Release Paul Gray Video- Dennis Hopper RIP- Fans Pepper Sprayed- AC/DC Plane Trouble- Eagles Death Threat- more

06/01/2010
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Bitttenandbound.com had this interesting report: When asked about the possibility of Bret Michaels as his replacement on American Idol, Simon Cowell said: "Actually, he'd be good. He's funny. He's got experience. He'd be a good choice and you saw the audience reaction to him. They love him." What does Bret have to say about this? He sounds like a man who is ready to sign on the dotted line. Michaels said: "I'm sorry he has to go but sometimes things happen. Provided my health holds up, I think I'm taking that chair next year!" more

Private funeral services for Slipknot's Paul Gray were held on Friday (May 28) in Des Moines, Iowa. Slipknot has posted a 10-minute tribute video to the band's late bassist, featuring previously unseen footage. Check it out here

Dennis Hopper, who brought the counterculture to Hollywood with "Easy Rider" and led a career marked by successes, failures and comebacks, has died at age 74. Hopper had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009. more

Six Flags showed they really know how to create a PR nightmare for themselves, after fans were allegedly sprayed with pepper spray by security on Saturday (May 29) during a set by All Time Low at the Bamboozle Road Show stop in Arlington, Texas. more

AC/DC only just made it to a concert in Oslo, Norway on Sunday, May 30 night after plane trouble almost left them grounded in Berlin, Germany. The stars finally hit the stage in Oslo at 9.45 P.M., but were forced to cut the show short to avoid violating Norway's strict 11 P.M. curfew regulations. more

AC/DC's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) withstands the challenge of the Rolling Stones to start a fifth week atop Billboard's European Albums chart. more

Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh has filed for a restraining order against an elderly man who allegedly threatened to kill him. Jam! reports that Walsh has asked a judge to ban his neighbor from coming near him after the man allegedly trespassed on his property in May and attacked his personal assistant with a block of wood. more

Porcupine Tree has announced the cancellation of their appearance from the Ruisrock Festival in Turku, Finland. Porcupine Tree is currently making efforts to reschedule all Finnish dates. All other European dates are not affected. The band stated the reason being for this decision was 'due to circumstances beyond its control.' more

Cattle Decapitation will be touring Europe this summer with Gorod and Beyond Terror Beyond Grace. more

Check out the new widget for the Eureka tour with Rooney, The Young Veins, and Black Gold that gives away a free sampler with new songs from all the bands here

Korn's video for the band's brand new single, "Oildale (Leave Me Alone)", premiered earlier today exclusively on MTV2 and is now available for viewing here

Rob Rock will participate in the Ronnie James Dio Tribute concert in Orlando/Winter Park, Florida and will perform several songs July 17th at the Haven. All proceeds will go to Dio's Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund. more

Wolfmother have pulled out of the Download Festival due to illness in the band. more

Top Fuel Records is set to release a Stephen Pearcy/Erik Ferentinos (Rat Bastards) compilation with new songs. The label is also working on a release by Mickey Ratt, a live Rat Bastards tour DVD, and much more more

The Ghost Inside has scheduled a handful of summer shows with support from Betrayal. In addition, Reign Supreme will appear on select dates. more

Interpol have announced two autumn shows in the UK and Ireland. more

According to a posting on the Ultimate Randy Rhoads MySpace page, there is a Randy Rhoads book in the works entitled "You Can't Kill Rock & Roll" that has a "major publisher" backing the project. more

You've read his reviews here at antiMusic, now hear his music. Dan Upton has released a new album from his Synaptic Disturbance project. Listeners have drawn comparisons to Soundgarden, Porcupine Tree, and Tool and you can name your price for the album in high quality MP3s here. Keep your eyes out for a new Singled Out with Dan!

If you missed seeing Dennis Quaid rock with his band the Sharks at the last antiMusic sponsored Happenin in Beverly Hills, you are in luck as they'll be appearing again this Wednesday! And you can get it free by saying "Happenin Harry" at the door. Grab all the details here

Filter is back with a new album, The Trouble With Angels, arriving in August. more

Eden's Curse have released a digital single of their ballad "Man Against The World" with 100% of the profits being donated towards two homeless charities, namely shelter.org.uk in the UK and feedthechildren.org in the USA. more

The second annual Dublin Doom Day has been confirmed to take place on September 18th at the Fibber Magees in Dublin, Republic Of Ireland. more

Steven Tyler is to have his eagerly anticipated autobiography published in November. To be titled Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?, Ecco (an imprint of HarpeCollins) reportedly paid the Aerosmith frontman $2 million for the rights. more

Evergrey had a large portion of their gear stolen while in Rome, Italy, putting upcoming shows planned for Holland in jeopardy. The band has issued the following update: "We will do the shows in the Netherlands thanks to great help from the local promoter and various friends and support acts that help us out with equipment. So be there to support us when we need it the most!" more

According to Chilean newspaper La Tercera, there is a concrete plan to bring Rush to Chile for the first time. Major multinational producer Major Agenda Tours revealed yesterday that the band signed a contract for the South American leg of their Time Machine tour. Get more info and check out what is believed to be part of a new Rush song song.

This Is Hardcore Fest 2010 is scheduled to take place on August 13, 14, and 15 at the Starlight Ballroom in Philadelphia, PA. more

Staring At Stars, the new modern rock group formed by Ryche Green (ex Bulletboys) and Jaime Fletcher (ex Britny Fox) have completed the drum and bass tracks from the upcoming debut and newly titled "1 Part Saint, 2 Part Sinner". more

Arms Of The Sun - featuring Rex Brown (Down, Pantera) on bass, John Luke Hebert (King Diamond) on drums, Lance Harvill on vocals/guitar and Ben Bunker (GRYN) on guitar - have released a new video for the track 'March Of The Dolls'. Check it out here -

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