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Stapps Hopes For Reunion
Rockdirt reports: Although Scott Stapp is in the midst of launching his solo career, the singer has not ruled out a future Creed reunion. “I think me and [guitarist] Mark [Tremonti] together are way better than we are individually,” asserts Scott. “As far as Im concerned, the door is always open. If hes ever wanting to get back together, Im sure thats a definite reality and possibility.”
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Labels Making A Killing From Downloads?
tinfoil music reports: Record labels are now making more per track with digital music downloads then they are on CDs in stores. Because of this, the minimal margins that a digital music service makes on each track will most likely cause a serious shake down on the digital music industry in five years.
Figures from Apples US iTunes state that about 62 cents or more go to the record companies while only 4 cents go to support the company selling the music, in this case iTunes. This leaves about 8 cents for the music publisher.
It is also now known that with digital music over CDs, the record companies have doubled their share of the royalties even though the manufacturing cost has gone to almost nothing for digital downloads. [see full story for more]
Full Story – http://music.tinfoil.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=998
Ozzy Gagged For Charity
Blabbermouth reports: World Entertainment News Network is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne has poked fun at his reputation as a foul-mouthed rocker by appearing gagged in an advertisement for a British television charity event Children In Need.
The BLACK SABBATH singer is rendered silent by tape covering his mouth in the sketch, while his wife Sharon promises viewers Osbourne will raise funds by abstaining from swearing for 24 hours.
However, as soon as Sharon makes the pledge, Osbourne rips off the tape and is partially censored as he screams, “No swear f**king words? Youve got to be f**king joking.
“Im the Prince of Darkness – they expect me to f**king swear.” [see full story for more]
Full Story – http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=27180
Metallica Vs Megadeth
Chart Attack reports: Megadeth founder/singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine has every right to be pissed. The original lead guitarist for Metallica 20 years ago, hes been getting screwed over by them via taunting and/or being outright ignored for years.
And now theyre screwing with him again. This time around, the kick in the ass comes prior to the release of Megadeths 10th official studio effort This System Has Failed (Sanctuary/EMI). While Mustaine has a number of lucid comments on This System Has Failed [the album speaks for itself frankly], the sordid Megadeth history and his own career, its when hes able to vent about the Metallica movie Some Kind Of Monster that his wit and frustration truly come out.
“Everyone says how the part with me [in the movie] is the most intense. Yeah, because Im the only one who thinks Lars is a punk,” he continues. “Everyone else is afraid of him. He looks like a fuckin Eminem wannabe right now. Anyone who watches that movie and doesnt realize that whoever comes into contact with Lars hates himâ€¦ If you watch the movie closely, you see that Lars treats everyone so badly. They all end up in therapy! Even the counselor ended up in therapy!” [see full story for more]
Full Story – http://www.chartattack.com/damn/2004/09/2105.cfm
New Van Halen CD Plans?
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting at MelodicRock.com, VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen told radio station Q95 (Indianapolis) earlier this week that tentative plans exist for the group to record a new studio album in the near future. Current VAN HALEN rumors suggest a slew of tour dates outside the USA for 2005, including Europe, Japan and Australia and also that Eddie Van Halen might have parted company with Peavy guitars.
Full Story – http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=27117
Murderdoll Snags Amen Axe
Blabbermouth reports: MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 has secured the services of former AMEN guitarist Matt “Pig” Montgomery for the his “Look What The Bats Dragged In” November European solo tour.
Commented Wednesday: ” Pig is the perfect guy for this. Were both horror movie junkies, and the whole reason we got into music in the first place was ALICE COOPER…this tour is going to be so much more exciting now that hes on board.”
The former AMEN guitarist will take a well-deserved “holiday from hell” on the 14-date “trick or treat” alongside “13”. [see full story for more]
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Deftones dredge Up Support
The PRP reports: The Deftones have now confirmed the opening acts for their previously announced upcoming fall trek. DJ C-Minus will be serving as support from September 27th through to September 30th, as well as on October 03rd. Meanwhile dredg will join the tour on October 01st and play all dates thereafter sans the October 03rd Las Vegas, NV stop.
Full Story – http://www.theprp.com/
Aversion reports: The quasi-legendary alternative rockers The Lemonheads are getting set for a comeback.
Front man Evan Dando is writing material for a new Lemonheads album, according to a post made on his official web site. Saying touring as the singer with the sort-of reunited MC5 inspired him to find his muse.
[see full story for more]
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Spicoli Does Dylan
ArrowFM reports: An equally outspoken and incredibly private artist in his own right, Sean Penn is probably the best person to read the audiobook version of Bob Dylans Chronicles: Volume One, to be published October 12 by Simon & Shuster; a troubadour who set the bar for outspoken and controversial artists. The book and audiobook will be the first in a series of Dylans personal accounts, with the first volume consisting of first-person narratives that focus on important periods in Dylans life and career. The audiobook version spans 6 hours on four cassettes or five CDs. [see full story for more]
Full Story – http://www.arrowfm.com/grapevine/stories/09-21dylan.shtml
Kittie To Tour Yet Again
liveDaily reports: Set to return to the road later this month, Kittie continues to add dates to its upcoming Metal Movement Tour, which also features Otep and Crisis.
The female metal quartet has penciled in a slew of new stops for the outing, which is scheduled to run from late-September through at least early November.
The group is also due to play a pair of its own late-September headlining dates and a radio-station festival prior to the Metal Movement Tours Sept. 27 launch. [see full story for more, including dates]
Full Story – http://www.livedaily.com/news/7100.html
Tears for Fears Reunion Tour
liveDaily reports: Tears for Fears founding members Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith have joined forces for the first time in 14 years, helming a collaboration titled “Everybody Loves A Happy Ending” and gearing up for a fall tour.
The tour behind the album release kicks off Oct. 21 in New Orleans, and navigates clubs and theatres through Thanksgiving, with additional dates expected to roll out as further routing is confirmed. [see full story for more including dates and details about the new cd]
Full Story – http://www.livedaily.com/news/7102.html
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Ray Charles Tribute To Air on CBS.
press release reports: [As previously reported, here is the official press release] Music superstars Mary J. Blige, Kenny Chesney, Al Green, Elton John, Norah Jones, B.B. King, Reba McEntire, Usher and Stevie Wonder are among the artists set to perform on GENIUS: A NIGHT FOR RAY CHARLES, a new entertainment special, taped at Staples Center in Los Angeles, to be broadcast Friday, Oct. 22 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Actor Jamie Foxx (“Ray,” “Collateral”) will host the all-star tribute to Ray, whose many hits in R&B, pop, country and rock have influenced many of yesterdays and todays biggest artists. Mos Def, Quincy Jones and Bruce Willis will be among the stars giving special introductions to the musical performances.
During the concert extravaganza, the many artists who have been influenced by Ray will take the stage to celebrate the “genius” of Americas own music and cultural hero. Beloved songs that will be performed on the special include “Georgia On My Mind,” “Hit the Road Jack,” “Night Time is the Right Time,” “I Cant Stop Lovin You” and “Unchain My Heart,” among others. Video clips of Rays long and varied career will be interspersed with clips from the upcoming feature film “Ray,” in which host Jamie Foxx portrays the American legend. The film opens Oct. 29.
Tickets to the Oct. 8 taping of the special on are now on sale to the public through Ticketmaster.
Full Story – http://www.cbs.com/
Extreme Makeover Hairband Edition
press release reports: CINDERELLA frontman TOM KEIFER will help make a fans dream come true on the next episode of “Extreme Makeover” airing on ABC September 30th 8/7c. Tom helps a fan write a song and there will be some clips of Cinderella videos. Cinderella had a string of platinum and multi-platinum records in the 80s and early 90s. Hits included “Shake Me,” “Nobodys Fool,” and “Dont Know What Youve Got (Till Its Gone),” among others.
Full Story – http://www.cinderella.net/