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311 is testing out songs from its next album on the band's current North American tour, according to LiveDaily.com. Singer Nick Hexum said that the group is "past the halfway point in writing and pre-production" on the follow-up to 2006's Don't Tread On Me, adding that the band...
Foo Fighters have introduced a second stage into their current live production that drops from the arena's ceiling into the middle of the audience. The band reaches it from the main stage via catwalk and settles down for an acoustic performance in the middle of the show. Bassist...
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger's contention that police used illegal means to obtain a breath sample from him during a drunk driving arrest has not passed muster with a British Columbia judge, according to the Canadian Press. Kroeger was stopped for speeding on a road in the...
Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer has started a new project called Fear and the Nervous System, with a self-titled debut album due to arrive on August 8th through Shaffer's own Emotional Syphon label. The band features ex-Faith No More bassist Billy Gould, Black Light Burns...
Linkin Park has released a digital EP titled Live from Soho exclusively through the iTunes store. The six-song set became available on Tuesday (March 4th) and was recorded at the band's surprise midnight performance for contest winners at the Apple store in downtown Manhattan on...
Everclear will release a new album, called The Vegas Years, on April 15th, featuring 14 cover songs recorded between 1994 and 2008. On the set are Everclear's renditions of Hall & Oates' "Rich Girl," Cheap Trick's "Southern Girls," Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town,"...
The Offspring have posted an update at their official Web site, describing the band's two festival dates in Australia last weekend and revealing that they played two new songs at the shows. The post read in part, "In Brisbane, record breaking temperatures scorched the crowd...
Eighties heavy metal will live again at the Rocklahoma Festival, set for July 10th through the 13th in Pryor, Oklahoma. Warrant, Triumph and Extreme are among the bands reuniting with all or most of their original lineups for the festival, which will also feature sets from Night...
Coldplay has announced its first live show of 2008 and first since mid-2006, according to Billboard.com. The group will perform at Japan's Summer Sonic Festival on August 9th in Tokyo and the 10th in Osaka. Joining the British quartet on the bill will be Panic at the Disco, the...