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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...
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...
Rob Zombie recently left his label home of 18 years, Geffen Records, and signed a new deal with indie label Roadrunner Records' Loud & Proud imprint. While the move delayed the release of Zombie's new album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2, from this fall to next year, the singer told us...
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...
A.F.I. will headline the first day of the West Coast edition of the Bamboozle punk rock festival, called Bamboozle California and scheduled for March 27th and 28th at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California. Emo rockers Something Corporate will reunite to headline the second day's...
Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has issued a statement . . . in which he denies making a statement. In a new post at the band's MySpace blog, Rose says he did not authorize the posting of an earlier statement regarding a scuffle between him and a photographer at Los Angeles...
Courtney Love has lost legal control over her daughter, according to TMZ.com . On Friday (December 11th), Los Angeles Superior Court appointed a legal guardianship for 17-year-old Frances Bean Cobain , Love's daughter with late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain . The court appointed...