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The Foo Fighters are looking for an undiscovered instrumentalist to perform with them at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony next month. The contest, which is part of the My Grammy Moment initiative, is open to string, woodwind and brass players. Entrants must submit a 60...
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has continued the band's efforts to downplay the group's recent digital release of its new album, In Rainbows, as an historic development in the distribution of music. Yorke told England's BBC Radio 4, "We didn't want it to be a big announcement...
Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash's wife Perla Hudson is asking the public for help in locating her brother, Ivan Pablo Padilla, who has been missing since December of 2001. In a post at her husband's official web site, slashonline.com, Hudson wrote that her brother, who also goes...
The Smashing Pumpkins issued a four-song acoustic EP through the iTunes store on Wednesday (January 2nd), titled American Gothic. All of the songs except one, "The Rose March," were written by frontman Billy Corgan last summer while the band did residencies in Asheville, North...
Staind is planning a "June-ish" release for its yet-to-be-titled sixth studio album, according to Tunelab Music. The group will tentatively begin touring in April to promote the disc, which will follow up 2005's Chapter V. The band began writing its new CD at the end of November...
R.E.M. will release a new album, called Accelerate, on April 1st. Singer Michael Stipe recently hinted that material was in the works, and now Billboard.com is reporting that the band's 14th studio album is officially due this spring. R.E.M. debuted most of the songs while on...
Former Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett has a new job. The "Beds Are Burning" singer is Australia's new environment minister. According to the Associated Press, one of Garrett's first assignments comes next month when he accompanies Prime Minister-elect Kevin Rudd to the next...
The Iowa caucuses take place on Thursday (January 3rd), marking the first major contest of the 2008 presidential campaign. With the run for the White House officially getting underway, we asked Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington if he thinks his band might support a...
One of the most talked about trends of 2007 was the steep downward spiral of CD sales, with the music industry's revenues down anywhere from 17 to 22 percent for the entire year. The future of music seems to be online, and Disturbed vocalist David Draiman told us he thinks the...