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Bret Michaels Released From Hospital- Roger Waters Lip Synchs?- Saosin Leave EMI- Lady KISS Gaga- Iron Yoga Maiden- Mike Portnoy Avenged Sevenfold and more

05/05/2010
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Poison frontman Bret Michaels has been released from a Phoenix hospital and is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a brain hemorrhage last month, his doctor said Tuesday. AP reports that Dr. Joseph Zabramski, chief of cerebrovascular surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, said he recommended that Michaels wait at least four to six weeks before resuming normal activity more

Consequence of Sound have posted an open letter to Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters urging him not to lip synch on The Wall tour. The letter is part says, "it was disturbing to hear that you allegedly lip synched your way through a lot of the last tour. I even remember seeing footage from Rock in Rio a few years ago, where you were late on the final verse for "The Gunner's Dream". Your vocals were there, but your mouth didn't keep up." They posted a video of the performance for you to judge for yourself. Read the letter here

Saosin posted the following on their Twitter late Tuesday night, "Yes, we parted ways with emi/virgin/capitol. Not a huge deal to us. Were very excited about taking a DIY route again."

Due to some production issues, Breaking Benjamin's show with Nickelback, Shinedown and Sick Puppies on May 8th is moving to the Rose Garden Arena from the Memorial Coliseum. more

Brazilian Thrash/Death Metal band Disorder Of Rage have entered the studio to record their new full length album "Bleeding Chaos". The album will features some special guests that will be released shortly. here

A reader sent us this (note that we weren't able to verify it.): Crossfade drummer James Branham is no longer with them due to a mutual decision. He has formed a new band with vocalist/guitarist Jeff Lucero from the South Carolina band Namedropper, who previously toured with Crossfade (Lucero also joined them onstage to perform the song Cold during 2005-2006 shows). The new band is called "A Fall From Down" and they are currently writing/recording. www.twitter.com/AFallFromDown

The first track from How To Destroy Angels' forthcoming 6-track EP surfaced, and Trent Reznor confirmed via Twitter that this is indeed his gig. Check out the 7-minute slow-jam A Drowning here

Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy tells fans " After having had such an amazing experience recording my drum tracks for the new Avenged Sevenfold album, we all knew it would be awesome if I'd be able to do some touring with the band after its release. I am happy to say that the timing worked out perfectly that my touring cycle with Dream Theater (and Transatlantic) was coming to an end just as A7X's was scheduled begin!" more

AceShowBiz reports KISS are taking credit for Lady GaGa's outrageous style, branding the "Poker Face" hitmaker a "female version" of their band. The "Detroit Rock City" hitmakers admit they'd love to enlist GaGa as the fifth member of the group, insisting they inspired the 24 year old's flamboyant persona and stage costumes. Gene Simmons says, "She's not Lady GaGa , she's really Lady Kiss. I love the vibe, the big mouth and the big visuals. She's the most exciting thing to happen since us. She's a female version of us." more

Iron Maiden are set to take a yoga teacher on tour with them as the band attempt to tackle the early signs of old age. Drummer Nicko McBrain reveals manager Rod Smallwood has been trying to talk them into the move for over a year after he discovered the health advantages of the physical and mental discipline. more

Guns N' Roses have officially added the two dates in Russia to their live itinerary according to their Facebook page. more

Slash will be appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Tuesday, May 11th more

The Roots will replace The Flaming Lips at the inaugural Hangout Music Festival. The Lips were forced to cancel due to the hospitalization of guitarist Steven Drozd. more

The Lawrence Arms have announced a May 19 show at The Subterranean in their hometown. All proceeds from the gig will benefit two women who were recently victims of a late night assault while walking home. One of the women remains in a coma, while the other is severely injured. more

Joe Satriani is about to start working on a new solo album, according to Classic Rock. more

British bands Florence and the Machine and Kasabian will battle it out to be crowned Best Live Act at the 2010 Mojo Honors List awards. more

Rik Emmett will join his Triumph bandmates Gil Moore (drums/vocals)and Mike Levine (bass) for their appearance on the US nationally syndicated radio show Rockline, with host Bob Coburn, on Wednesday, May 19th more

Trans-Siberian Orchestra violinist Anna Phoebe will be joining Roxy Music for their Summer Tour more

Molotov Solution and Dr. Acula will team up with I Declare War and Monsters in June and July for a U.S. tour. more

Pretty Maids has announced their new bass player, Hal Patino (King Diamond). Hal Patino has been a friend of the band since the eighties, and is familiar with the sound, style and history of the band more

For reasons best known to themselves, Band Of Horses decided to attach an iPad to a giant guitar, and subsequently torch it onstage at a recent Memphis live show. Watch the video here

Grave Digger has announced that they have entered the studio to record a brand new album. more

Dying Scene is reporting that Lagwagon has recruited another member of RKL in bassist Joe Raposo. Raposo fills in for founding bassist Jesse Bugilone who left in January. more

August Burns Red and Blessthefall have lined up an August tour of South America more

Malefice has announced the addition of drummer Chris Allan-Whyte to their line-up. Allan-Whyte replaces Craig Thomas, who left the group amicably at the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival more

Southern Lord Recordings is proud to re-unleash the long out-of-print Goatsnake album Flower Of Disease on both CD and LP formats. more

The Flaming Lips have announced the rescheduled dates for their recently cancelled US shows.Due to play dates in St. Petersburg (May 12), Lake Buena Vista (13) and St. Augustine (14), the group have now moved the shows back till October according to NME more

Every week we tell you about the antiMusic "Happenin" in Beverly Hills, this week Harry has taken the show on the road to Chicago with the following dates:

Wednesday, May 5th @ Leo's Bar & Grill in Romeoville, IL
Thursday, May 6th @ Reggie's Rock Bar in Chicago, IL
Friday, May 7th @ NiteCap Lounge in Chicago, IL
Saturday, May 8th @ Gasthaus in Elgin, IL

Grab all the details here

Finally, never count yourself out. When there is a will, there is a way. Case in point: A Massachusetts woman who was born without arms or kneecaps is preparing to test for her black belt in taekwondo. more -

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