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ARKANSAS PASSES BILL BANNING BODY MODIFICATION PROCEDURES: A report has surfaced that the Arkansas state legislature passed a bill that would ban certain tattoo procedures and piercings, specifically scarification and dermal implants. According to Alt Press, scarification is the practice of branding or cutting into the skin to form permanent scars, essentially tattoo without ink. Dermal implanting is considered a body modification in which jewelry is placed underneath the skin and allowed to heal or it is embedded into the skin as an anchor.
BLINK-182 SET TO RELEASE ALBUM IN 2014: Blink-182 has announced that they are planning to release an album in 2014. The band's bassist, Mark Hoppus told Kerrangi! that they hope to return to the studio early next year. He explained, "Because when we're not touring, Tom lives in San Diego, Travis lives in Los Angeles and I live in London, so we don't really talk all that much. He added, "But then when we get in a room together, it all falls into place and we start making jokes. That's when we start writing songs and reconnecting with everything."
MOTLEY CRUE FRONTMAN 'THWARTED' BY A GARBAGE TRUCK: Motley Crue's frontman Vince Neil was set to perform in Beaumont, TX last Saturday (August 17th), but the concert was "thwarted" by a garbage truck. According to AntiMusic, Neil, Slaughter and Great White were part of the bill at the charity event for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. The site also reported that the incident involved a garbage truck on a nearby highway, which caused a large power outage. The promoter of the event said that they canceled the event for the safety of the fans.
THE BLACK CROWES ANNOUNCE SPECIAL SHOW GUESTS: The Black Crowes have announced a set of acoustic concerts at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chest, NY. According to AntiMusic, the band has also revealed that the show will feature support from John Fulbright and Justin Townes Earle.