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Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed last week in Los Angeles that the band has all but finished recording its ninth studio effort, with only a few touch-ups to be completed this week before mixing begins. As for what the band's first CD since 2003's St. Anger sounds like,...
The Raconteurs have expanded their tour schedule, adding a few new dates and a number of second shows in various cities. According to LiveDaily.com, the Jack White-led quartet has added second nights in Washington, New York and Detroit. The band will hit a total of 15 cities in...
Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum officially launched his new line of clothing last Wednesday (May 14th) in Los Angeles, at the grand opening of his new Sorum Noce boutique. Sorum teamed with fashion designer and longtime friend Max Noce to create a new line of "elegant,...
Death Cab For Cutie's new album, Narrow Stairs, could be headed for the Number One spot on this week's Billboard album chart, according to music industry web site Hits Daily Double. The site's chart preview on Friday (May 16th) projected that the album would sell somewhere...
Green Day played its first show as the Foxboro Hot Tubs on Thursday night (May 15th), according to official fan club web site GreenDayAuthority.com. The band took the stage at the small Stork Club in Oakland, California at 11:00 p.m. Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, known in this...
The Offspring will reissue two classic early albums on the band's original label, Epitaph Records, to tie in with the release of their upcoming new effort, Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace. The group's second album, 1992's Ignition, and their breakthrough 1994 record, Smash, will...
Coldplay singer Chris Martin told Billboard.biz on Thursday (May 15th) that the members of the British band "weren't really speaking" before beginning work on their upcoming fourth album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. Martin said that the band needed to "recharge"...
Hip-hop crossover act Flobots will give a free performance on Tuesday (May 20th) at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Los Angeles as part of a "Rock the Vote" campaign to register young voters. The show, which begins at 6:00 p.m., is sponsored by a local...
Everclear has lined up two special shows specifically for U.S. soldiers that will take place over upcoming holiday weekends -- including a date at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The band will perform a May 26th Memorial Day concert at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, and a July...