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Hawthorne Heights was sued again on Monday (January 14th) by its former record company, Victory Records. According to MTV.com, the new $35 million lawsuit alleges that major label Virgin/EMI "improperly induced" the band to disregard its contract with the independent Victory...
R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe was dismissed as a potential juror at the start of the trial for a man accused of trying to sexually assault a girl at a middle school. According to the Associated Press, Stipe said he couldn't serve as a fair juror because he had been the target of...
There's a chance that the 50th annual Grammy Awards -- set for February 10th -- might not happen, due to the Writers Guild of America strike. The ceremony is slated to air on CBS live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. But according to Billboard.com, the WGA probably won't...
Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland will perform at an all-star gala event benefiting the AROD Family Foundation, according to the Miami Herald. The event will take place on Saturday (January 19th) at the Ritz Carlton hotel in South Beach, Florida. Hosts will include Yankees...
System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian has issued "Sky Is Over" as the second single from his debut solo album, Elect the Dead. Although Tankian doesn't say straight out what the song is about, he did tell us that it comes from both his childhood memories and his concerns about...
Kid Rock is ready and raring to go on his "Rock and Roll Revival Tour," which hits the road next week with some special guest stars. The Detroit rap-rocker has tapped Run D.M.C.'s Reverend Run, former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dicky Betts and J. Giles Band frontman Peter...
Hurt will join a tour already featuring Three Days Grace, Seether and Breaking Benjamin, according to Harddrive Radio. The group will link up with the trek when it begins on February 15th in Lowell, Massachusetts, continuing through March 9th in Richmond, Virginia. Hurt just...
Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer has posted an update online about his current activities, including his Emotional Syphon Recordings label and Korn's current European tour. But Shaffer also hinted at his own future plans, writing, "Before I hit the road, I wanted to let...
Panic At The Disco has spoken with MTV.com about the disappearance of the exclamation point from the band's name, where it used to follow the word "Panic." The missing punctuation mark apparently touched off a storm of controversy and discussion on fan message boards. Guitarist...