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Rage Against The Machine 's politically charged and obscenity-laden 1992 anthem, "Killing In The Name," is at the center of a Facebook-based campaign to make the song Number One on the U.K.'s Christmas sales chart. According to the BBC, the goal is to beat out a cover of the...
The third album from 30 Seconds To Mars , This Is War , sold 67,000 copies in its first week to debut at Number 18 on the Billboard album chart on Wednesday (December 16th). The group's previous effort, A Beautiful Lie , moved just 21,000 CDs in its first week but ended up...
Metallica frontman James Hetfield has donated a 330-acre plot of land from his personal property to Marin County as part of an agricultural conservation easement, according to the Marin Independent Journal . The Marin Board of Supervisors unanimously accepted the donation on...
Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan 's side act, Puscifer , has revealed the dates for the outfit's first full-length East Coast tour. As with Puscifer's recently completed West Coast swing, called a "performance art spectacle" by the Las Vegas Journal , the gigs will mix music,...
R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry returns for two holiday tracks made available this week for fan club members. Berry, who retired from the group in 1997, makes a rare appearance on two songs featured on the group's 2009 Christmas single. According to Spinner.com, Berry drums, and R.E.M...
Smashing Pumpkins frontman and leader Billy Corgan says he regrets breaking up the band in 2000. According to Spinner.com , Corgan said, "Breaking up the band was a mistake because I think it broke trust with the audience. You had an audience that was very invested in that idea...
Following the worldwide success of their fourth album, 2008's Only By The Night , Kings Of Leon have announced that they are taking a six-month sabbatical from recording and touring. The band has been on the road for a solid year in support of the record, and according to...
The so-called "Big Four" of the thrash metal scene of the Eighties -- Metallica , Megadeth , Anthrax and Slayer -- will share the stage together for the first time in history next summer in Europe, according to a press release issued on Tuesday (December 15th). The foursome will...
The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kiss , both widely considered favorites for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, were snubbed by voters on Tuesday (December 15th) when the final list of inductees was announced. The Stooges , Genesis , ABBA , the Hollies and Jimmy...