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30 Seconds To Mars Vs. EMI

30 Seconds to Mars is still in an intense legal battle with EMI records. Jared Leto recently put out this news release: Still fighting the good fight here in the City of Angels. Working nonstop in the laboratory, experimenting with any and everything. So many exciting things happening we wish we could share them with [...]

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Two More Virgin Megastores Closing

In August of 2007, Related Co. and Vornado (two real estate companies) acquired the Virgin Entertainment Group North America. These closing will reduce the number of Virgin Megastores from 11 to 3. The two latest closings are slated for Union Square, New York City and Market Street, San Francisco. Previously the company announced the closing [...]

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Iggy & The Stooges on the Death of Ron Asheton

Ronald Frank Asheton July 17, 1948 – January 6, 2009 We are shocked and shaken by the news of Ron’s death. He was a great friend, brother, musician, trooper. Irreplaceable. He will be missed. For all that knew him behind the façade of Mr Cool & Quirky, he was a kind-hearted, genuine, warm person who [...]

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Progressive Nation 2009 – North American Summer Tour!

DREAM THEATER’S “PROGRESSIVE NATION 2009″ TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA IN JULY/AUG WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, PAIN OF SALVATION AND BEARDFISH New York progressive metal veterans DREAM THEATER will take their PROGRESSIVE NATION tour back on the road for its second incarnation with a run through America and Canada in July/Aug 2009. In addition [...]

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Ticketmaster Settles Springsteen Probe

New Jersey — Ticketmaster has agreed to change its business practices after a suit was filed by the New Jersey Attorney General. Springsteen had said, “We were informed that Ticketmaster was redirecting your log-in requests for tickets at face value, to their secondary site TicketsNow, which specializes in up-selling tickets at above face value. They [...]

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Oscars Best Soundtrack

Slumdog Composer A.R. Rahman Takes Home 2 Oscars A.R. Rahman is from India. Only twice before has an Indian won an Oscar. Rahman won two in one night for best original soundtrack and best original song. Both are from the movie “Slumdog Millionaire.” “I was excited and terrified,” he said. “The last time I felt [...]

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Can’t Beat The Beatles

A new addition of the video game Rock Band will feature the music of the Beatles. This is interesting in several ways. First of all, that the Beatles could get everyone to agree to the legal issues is amazing. Did Yoko Ono, Apple Records, Sony and Michael Jackson all have to agree? At least I [...]

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Nine Inch Nails to Tour With Reunited Jane’s Addiction

by Trent Reznor Towards the beginning of my career in Nine Inch Nails, our biggest break came in the form of an invitation to perform a series of shows with Jane’s Addiction. These performances essentially created and defined the term “alternative” rock in the US, created an ongoing festival franchise that is still thriving (Lollapalooza), [...]

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Tinted Windows

Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos, Hanson’s Taylor Hanson and the bassist from Fountains Of Wayne Adam Schlesinger have formed a new band called Tinted Windows. The group has recorded a full length album and will perform at Billboard’s South by Southwest showcase on March 20 in Austin, Texas.

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King of Pop: a Once in a Lifetime Auction Featuring

Julien’s Auctions announced they will be auctioning Michael Jackson memorabilia with part of the proceeds going to charity. Items for sale will include his American Music Award for “Thriller,” a velvet cape given to him by his children for Father’s Day and a pair of 1981 rhinestone-trimmed socks. The auction takes place April 22nd – [...]

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