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Foo Fighters Going Acoustic This Summer

May 18, 2006 08:50:45 GMT

Going acoustic. That sounds great. Foo Fighters is the one band who is going to launch acoustic tour this summer, within July and August.

To bring the idea into life, the quartet reportedly has tapped violinist Petra Haden, Wallflowers keyboardist Rami Jaffee, percussionist Drew Hester and former Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear to join them in the track which will kick off July 11 in Seattle.

The Top 10 Albums in US Charts

May 18, 2006 06:25:40 GMT

Funk-rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers tops the US album charts Wednesday May 17th, 2006 with their double-disc "Stadium Arcadium" sold more than 442,000 copies and so marking their first time to gain such attainment in its 22-year history. Meanwhile, top the Billboard 200 at 2nd position is Nick Lachey's "What's Left of Me" which has been sold for another 172,000 copies.

Meanwhile, the 3rd to 5th position is secured by Tool's "10,000 Days" with 157,000 copies, Jagged Edge's "Jagged Edge" sold 115,000 copies, and "Baby Makin' Music" by Isley Brothers on 111,000 first-week copies sold.

Alice in Chains Played Free Show in Hometown

May 18, 2006 03:54:55 GMT

Numbers of notable musicians were joining the reformed Alice in Chains' free show in its Seattle hometown on Tuesday May 16th, 2006. Among the many names there were former Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil and Heart vocalist Ann Wilson.

The free show was held at the Moore Theater and was billed as an "open rehearsal" for a five-city club tour that begins Thursday May 18th at the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles. The Moore show, moreover, also included such guest performers as Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan and former Queensryche guitarist Chris DeGarmo.

Pink Floyd's "Pulse" to Hit Stores June 27

May 18, 2006 03:31:06 GMT

Originally slated to hit stores last December, the Pink Floyd live DVD "Pulse" will now marry the street June 27. That's according to Columbia Records.

Originally released on VHS in 1995 in companion with a double-disc CD set of the same name, "Pulse" chronicles the band's 1994 tour in support of their last album "The Division Bell".

Vedder's New Song on "Dead Man Walking" Reissue

May 17, 2006 09:39:39 GMT

After such hard work recording the new version of "Dead Man," which was originally the B-side of the 1996 Pearl Jam single "Off He Goes," frontman Eddie Vedder at last has the song included on an expanded reissue of the soundtrack to the 1996 film "Dead Man Walking".

The soundtrack is bolstered with a DVD taped at Not in Our Name: Dead Man Walking -- The Concert, which was held March 29, 1998, at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. It featured performances by Vedder and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, Ani DiFranco, Lyle Lovett, Tom Waits and Steve Earle.

Sheryl Crow Just Happy to Back Onstage

May 17, 2006 07:06:09 GMT

After all the medical treatment she had concerning cancer, Sheryl Crow is back. The singer has on Tuesday May 16th, 2006 made her first public performance after undergoing breast cancer surgery in February and subsequent radiation treatment.

Crow was hired to sing three songs at a sales presentation to advertisers by My Network TV, a new broadcast network launching in September that will use her song "A Change Would Do You Good" as the theme to one of its series.

Radiohead's Yorke Goes Solo but Denies Split

May 17, 2006 06:11:55 GMT

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke will have his debut solo album "The Eraser," released in July later this year. The singer confirms the unveiling of his new project in an email to Radiohead fan websites at the same time as the band embarked on their latest UK tour.

"This is just a note to say that something has been kicking around in the background that I have not told you about," he wrote. "It's called The Eraser." Despite such fact, Yorke would like to set the record straight, rubbished the rumor that he is splitting from band Radiohead.

Band Alien Ant Farm Is Back With New Album

May 17, 2006 04:37:08 GMT

It's been three years after the 2003 European bus crash that killed the band's driver and nearly paralyzed lead singer Dryden Mitchell. And now, the band Alien Ant Farm is ready to back to music scene to greet fans all over the world.

The grunge and alternative metal group reportedly has planned to release their third major-label effort, "Up in the Attic," July 25 via Universal Music's New Door Records imprint.

Veteran Rockers RHCP Top UK Album Charts

May 17, 2006 03:30:35 GMT

Veteran rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers creating abuzz in music industry as their latest album "Stadium Arcadium" tops the UK album charts in the week ended Monday May 15th, 2006.

Meanwhile, the Top 5 on the UK album charts among others include Snow Patrol's "Eyes Open" at No. 2, Dirty Pretty Things' "Waterloo to Anywhere" at No. 3, Gnarls Barkley's "St. Elsewhere" at No. 4, and Kooks' "Inside In / Inside Out" to finish the big 5.

Perry Working on the Debut Album from His New Band

May 16, 2006 06:49:55 GMT

Former Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell is at the very last stage of working on the debut album of his new group Satellite Party, featured in it is ex-Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt.

The album, supposedly a self-titled one, boasts guest appearances from Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael Balzary and guitarist John Frusciante, Black Eyed Peas vocalist Fergie, New Order bassist Peter Hook and Farrell's wife, Etty and is slated for a late summer release.

Sum 41 Guitarist Now Concentrates on His Own Band

May 16, 2006 06:08:42 GMT

Dave Baksh, the guitarist of music act Sum 41, has at last decided to leave the Canadian pop-punk group in order to concentrate on his own band, Brown Brigade.

And due to such fact, Sum 41 who is in the middle of recording a new studio album, will keep on going with the recording process and will not seek a permanent replacement for Baksh.

Faith Hill & Husband to Donate Concert Proceeds

May 15, 2006 09:00:53 GMT

Not only Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are good partners on stage, but in doing good deeds for other people too. The husband-and-wife reportedly has planned to donate proceeds from their summer concert in New Orleans to benefit the Gulf Coast's Hurricane Katrina relief.

"We will not stop, we will not forget, we will not quit, until we see our friends, our families and our neighbors returned to the lives that they once knew," the couple said in a statement.

"The Young and the Restless," Jewel Kilcher

May 15, 2006 06:01:16 GMT

How would you describe such person as Jewel Kilcher? "Young and restless" maybe, just like the title of the daytime-TV soap "The Young and the Restless", which she is about to hit as an attempt to promote her new CD.

The singer-songwriter reportedly will appear May 31 on the CBS soap opera, in which she will perform at a fundraiser hosted by characters Nick and Sharon Newman to mark the first anniversary of their teenage daughter's death in a drunk-driving accident.

Rap Group D12 Reveals Plan to Record A New Album

May 15, 2006 04:07:20 GMT

Rap group D12 does left devastated with the shot of bandmate Proof. Though so, the music act will keep going on, working on their music career.

The group, which includes Eminem, plans to continue recording a new album maybe in June once another member, Swift, is released from jail, where he's serving time for violating his probation for drunken driving.

Laryngitis Forced Depeche Mode to Cancel Concert

May 12, 2006 07:00:18 GMT

Fans were left disappointed as music act Depeche Mode canceled its concert, scheduled to be held Thursday May 11th, 2006 in Chicago, because lead singer Dave Gahan is suffering from laryngitis. The band's publicist, Mitch Schneider, said "a doctor who examined Gahan on Thursday morning told him to rest his voice".

In a news released on the same day, Schneider said that, after three shows in Mexico, Gahan's voice was "challenged" at the Kansas City concert because of cold temperatures at the outdoor venue. And by now on, the band's management is looking into scheduling another concert in Chicago.
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