Archive for July 28th, 2009

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Tour Tracker: Mos Def, the Mars Volta and Wavves

July 28th, 2009
Be Kind Rewind star Mos Def announces a tour in support of his new album The Ecstatic, the Mars Volta make sure you get a healthy dose of prog this September and the lo-fi punk warrior known as Wavves impresses audiences with his ability to play guitar while wearing a cast with additional U.S. shows. Full dates for all three treks, after the jump. Mos Def Aug. 1 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue Aug. 2 - Chicago, ...
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Go Inside “This Is Spinal Tap” Blu-Ray DVD in Exclusive Clip

July 28th, 2009
One of Rock Daily’s favorite rock films, the heavy metal mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, finally hits stores today as a stunning Blu-ray DVD, 25 years after the band first turned the amp up to 11. To celebrate seeing David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel in all their high-definition glory, Rock Daily has this exclusive bonus clip from the DVD, featuring the band performing “Stonehenge” during their reunion gig at the 2007 Live ...
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New Reviews: Yacht, Kristinia DeBarge and Howling Bells

July 28th, 2009
With no major releases hitting stores this week, Rolling Stone shines the spotlight on a trio of up-and-coming artists in this week’s New Reviews. Leading the way with a three-and-a-half star review is Yacht, whose fourth album See Mystery Lights marks the duo’s first album on the acclaimed DFA label, home of LCD Soundsystem and Hercules and Love Affair. The brainchild of Portland, Oregon-based Jona Bechtolt, See Mystery Lights is also YACHT’s first album to ...
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Get Up Kids’ Suptic Apologizes For Current State of Emo

July 28th, 2009
James Suptic, one of the founding members of the Get Up Kids, has spoken out against the “emo” scene the band inadvertently helped create in a recent interview with Drowned in Sound, adding that he apologizes if the Get Up Kids were in any way responsible for what he encountered at this year’s Bamboozle Festival. The band, who broke up in 2005 but recently reunited for a tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their ...
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All Points West’s Essential Sets: From Jay-Z to Gaslight Anthem

July 28th, 2009
Why it’s worth baking in the sun to see Heartless Bastards’ Erika Wennerstrom howl in the afternoon heat, squeezing in the tightly packed crowd to catch Jay-Z at his first-ever U.S. fest and pay attention to the Elvis Costello rock of the Postelles: here’s a rundown of 24 must-see sets at this weekend’s All Points West festival in New Jersey. Headliners Coldplay and Tool are clear picks along with My Bloody Valentine and the Black ...
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Marilyn Manson Threatens Journalists After Explosive “L.A. Weekly” Article

July 28th, 2009
Photo: Warner/WireImageMarilyn Manson has issued a warning on his MySpace blog against journalists who write “cavalier statements” about himself or his band, saying there will be repercussions for the “soon-to-be-murdered-in-their-home press” if he spies any more fabrications. “If one more ‘journalist’ makes a cavalier statement about me and my band, I will personally or with my fans’ help, greet them at their home and discover just how much they believe in their freedom of speech,” ...
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Panic! At the Disco, The Young Veins Debut New Tracks

July 28th, 2009
Both former and current Panic! at the Disco members debuted new music to their fans today via their MySpace pages. As Rock Daily reported earlier this month, Ryan Ross and Jon Walker left the group, citing creative differences. First up, we got our first taste of Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith’s Panic! with their Jennifer’s Body soundtrack contribution “New Perspective,” which is streaming on their MySpace now. The track proves the group is “alive ...
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Michael Jackson Doctor’s Las Vegas Home, Offices Raided

July 28th, 2009
Photo: Kayne/Getty Law enforcement officials continue to focus on Dr. Conrad Murray as they investigate the death of Michael Jackson, raiding both the Las Vegas home and offices of Jackson’s personal physician. Sources tell TMZ investigators are searching for all medical records and documents pertaining to Jackson. Last week, the Murray’s Houston medical offices were raided, with the search warrant stating they were searching for “evidence of the offense of manslaughter.” As Rock Daily reported earlier ...
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Jailhouse Rock?: Charles Manson Reaches Out to Phil Spector

July 28th, 2009
Photo: Getty(Spector), Michael Ochs Archive/Getty(Manson) When Rock Daily reported last month that famed producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector was being moved to Corcoran, California’s California Substance Abuse and Treatment Facility, we noted that neighboring Corcoran State Prison is the home of musician and infamous Helter Skelter cult leader Charlie Manson. Apparently the proximity generated a creative spark: According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Manson reached out to the “Wall of Sound” producer seeking ...
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Politicians Demand Scrutiny of Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger

July 28th, 2009
Lawmakers came out in force against the Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger yesterday as politicians asked the Justice Department to review the potential merger with “great skepticism,” Billboard reports. New Jersey Rep. William Pascrell argued that Live Nation Ticketmaster “would enjoy a virtual stranglehold over the live entertainment industry,” in a letter to the Justice Department that was signed by 50 more bipartisan representatives. Senator Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, the Chairman of the Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer ...