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Metallica has officially set Friday, September 12th as the "worldwide" release date for its new album, Death Magnetic, according to Blabbermouth.net. Since there are separate release dates for CDs in different parts of the world, this likely means that the disc will surface in...
A new seven-inch single from Pinhead Gunpowder, a side project of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, has had its release delayed to a yet-to-be-determined date. According to Buzznet, the three-track EP was originally slated to come out on July 22nd. A post at the Vinyl...
The Killers debuted two new songs at a fan club-only private show in New York City on Tuesday night (July 29th). According to Stereogum, which also posted video footage of the songs, the tracks were titled "Neon Tiger" and "Spaceman." Both are expected to appear on the Las Vegas...
Lollapalooza kicks off its fourth year as a destination festival in Chicago's Grant Park on Friday (August 1st). This time, the three-day lineup features Radiohead headlining on Friday, which also includes performances from the Raconteurs, the Black Keys, Cat Power, Duffy, Louis...
Metallica frontman James Hetfield turns 45 on Sunday (August 3rd). One of the most influential figures in hard rock and heavy metal of the past 25 years, Hetfield was born in Los Angeles, California to parents who were devout Christian Scientists. A strict religious upbringing,...
My Chemical Romance vocalist Gerard Way has confirmed to MTV News that his band has recorded a Bob Dylan cover which will run over the end credits of the upcoming film Watchmen. Way also revealed that the band has chosen to record "Desolation Row," the 11-minute closing number...
Tantric has issued a new digital EP titled Broken Down through iTunes and other online outlets, according to FMQB.com. The set features acoustic and live recordings of three songs from the group's latest album, The End Begins, along with a recently recorded cover of the Beatles...
Slipknot's current stint on the inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour, the band's first road trip in nearly three years, got off to a typically chaotic start for the Iowa-based group. Within the first week, two of the band's tour buses hit two cows in the middle of a highway, a...
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has sued a Chicago-area filmmaker, claiming that he is unhappy with the man's work and that the filmmaker has refused to turn over footage that he shot unless he's paid more money. According to the Chicago Tribune, Corgan is suing Lester...