Metallica and Lou Reed Project Now Online- Dylan, Eagles and Tom Petty Vs Labels- Rush, Aerosmith, Steve Vie for 9/11 Special- Def Leppard In Store- Trivium Soundwave- more

(BMN) The official web site for Metallica's collaboration with legendary singer and former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed has been launched at www.loureedmetallica.com . more

(BBC) Bob Dylan, The Eagles and Tom Petty are among the music stars who are trying to gain control of their copyrights from record labels, according to reports. more

(AP) A Polish court has issued an innocent verdict in the case of a death metal singer who ripped up a Bible during a show and called it "a deceitful book." Adam Darski, who goes by the stage name Nergal and is the lead singer for the death metal band Behemoth, was charged with insulting religious feelings more

(BW&BK) Envision Radio Networks’ The Chop Shop is commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with a free two-hour radio tribute that will include Steve Vai and members of Rush, Aerosmith and Living Colour more

(LG) Portugal. The Man has announced that they've recovered a good portion of the gear stolen from them earlier this month in Chicago. more
(BMN) Def Leppard members Joe Elliott (vocals) and Rick Savage (bass) will be on hand at Book Soup in West Hollywood, California, signing copies of the band's first coffee table book, "Def Leppard - The Definitive Visual History", on Monday, September 5 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. more

(SRX) L.A. Guns, Jackyl, Pat Travers, Blue Oyster Cult, Starz and The Godz are among the acts that are scheduled to perform at the Blast From The Past festival more

(BW&BK) Trivium is the first officially confirmed act for Australia's travelling festival Soundwave Revolution, which is set to run from February 25th-March 5th more

(LG) Chimaira has formally announced their headlining fall tour, which will also include Impending Doom, Rise To Remain, and Revocation. more

(CR) Blackmore’s Night, the group centred around guitar great Ritchie Blackmore and vocalist and partner Candice Night, will play a series of UK dates in September/October. more

(LG) Curl Up And Die guitarist Matt Fuchs recently started a band with Geoff Bergman, who has done time in both Curl Up And Die and Poison The Well. Dubbed Coiled Snakes, the group has been working on a demo EP more

(PR) Guitarist/founding member/songwriter Craig Locicero of the Bay Area thrash band Forbidden has issued the following update: "This is the most painful update I have ever had to write... Due to family obligations on the part of our longtime drummer, Mark Hernandez, Forbidden is forced to cancel its tour of Europe and will start to search for an adequate permanent replacement right away." more

(PR) Katatonia has announced several special 20th anniversary North American shows in celebration of two decades more

(BW&BK) Pretty Maids has posted the following update online: “We invite you all to join us for a special evening in one of the best clubs in Europe, the Z7 in Scweiz, on October 1st for the first ever Pretty Maids DVD." more

(The 1st Five) Third Man Records will be releasing a Blue Series single produced by Jack White for Nashville’s doomy power pop wunderkinds Jeff The Brotherhood. The A Side is a 6 and 1/2 minute jam called “Whatever I Want” and the B Side is a killer version of a Tiger B. Smith rocker, “Everything I Need”. more

(LG) Living With Lions and Broadway Calls will team up for a run of both U.S. and Canadian shows in October. more

(PR) Junius has announced plans to release their sophomore full-length, Reports from the Threshold of Death, on October 25 via Prosthetic Records. more

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