Archive for July 6th, 2012

U2 Bassist’s Former Assistant Gets Seven Years in Prison

July 6th, 2012
After being found guilty of 181 counts of theft earlier this week a former assistant for U2 bassist Adam Clayton has been sentenced to seven years in prison reports the Associated Press Hawkins had stolen around 28 million euros or about $35 million from Clayton between 2004 and 2008 using...

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Greatest Opening Act in Rock History?

July 6th, 2012
We're at the height of the summer touring season and arenas and amphitheaters are full of shows featuring great opening acts Cheap Trick is opening up for Aerosmith Alice Cooper is opening for Iron Maiden and later this year Patti Smith will open for Neil Young & Crazy Horse  Our question...

Inside Dance Music’s New Boom

July 6th, 2012
It took nine minutes last fall for Swedish House Mafia to show the concert business that electronic dance music was suddenly big enough to compete with Jay-Z or Phish in the world's biggest venues In late September the European DJ trio's manager Amy Thomson put a December 16th show at...

Rolling Stones to Mark 50th Anniversary With London Exhibit

July 6th, 2012
In celebration of their 50th anniversary the Rolling Stones will attend a photographic exhibition in their honor in London on July 12th – the 50th anniversary to the day of their first gig at London's Marquee Club The Somerset House will showcase prints and photographs ranging from concert images and...

Slayer Ramp Up Work on New Album

July 6th, 2012
This summer's Mayhem Festival has Slayer back on the road for their first nationwide tour since 2010 and guitarist Kerry King is already plotting the future The SoCal thrash originators have begun recording a new album that he hopes to have finished by September and ready for an early 2013...

Women Who Rock: Kimbra

July 6th, 2012
In this Women Who Rock clip Aussie pop singer-songwriter and Gotye collaborator Kimbra talks about finding inspiration from St Vincent tUnE-yArDs Nina Simone Ella Fitzgerald and more "I just love the color in the voices of a lot of jazz singers It's got that kind of vintage feel which I guess...

‘The Rise and Fall of the Clash’ Premieres at CBGB Festival

July 6th, 2012
"You are the first eyes to see this in the entire world" director Danny Garcia said enthusiastically at the premiere of his documentary The Rise and Fall of the Clash on Thursday night at New York's Landmark Sunshine Cinema The event capped a slate of rock & roll...

Lamb of God Addresses Randy Blythe’s Imprisonment

July 6th, 2012
Following frontman Randy Blythe's imprisonment in the Czech Republic over suspicion of manslaughter Lamb of God have released a statement addressing the situation The singer has been detained since last week over an incident in which a fan died after a 2010 concert in the country  The band begins by thanking...

Scorpions Unearth ‘Unfinished’ Songs for New Album

July 6th, 2012
Scorpions recently revealed they won't in fact be breaking up and with good reason according to Billboard the band is readying a new album by working on incomplete songs from their vault Guitarist Matthias Jabs says the group is working on "unfinished songs from the early Eighties leftovers from the...

Puddle of Mudd Frontman Enters Guilty Plea for Felony Cocaine Possession

July 6th, 2012
Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin has entered a guilty plea for his felony cocaine possession charge reports E! Scantlin was arrested in January and charged in April but now will avoid any jail time by pleading guilty He also will escape two misdemeanor charges being under the influence of...