(FMQB) Blink-182 is working on their new album right up until the last possible second. Bassist/singer Mark Hoppus says that the group is committed to deliver the still-untitled, self-produced set to Geffen Records on July 31, with a single due on July 3. However, the trio is still not finished recording all the songs. more
(FMQB) Prince tells The Guardian that he essentially plans to stop releasing music due to Internet piracy. He told the British paper, "The industry changed. We made money [online] before piracy was real crazy. Nobody's making money now except phone companies, Apple and Google. more
(BMN) Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to cancel Saturday evening's (June 25) performance at Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium. According to an official statement posted at Osbourne's web site, "Ozzy has severe laryngitis and his doctor has ordered an immediate 72 hours vocal rest before further evaluation." more
Amy Lee tells MTV News that Evanscence's long-in-the-works new album will simply be titled Evanescence. She added, "It's about the band; it's more of a band record. But I started thinking about it, and it's also that this whole record and the lyrical content and a lot of the things that it's about to me is about falling back in love with this thing, with Evanescence" more
(The 1st Five) It seems that there is finally hope for the long-rumored and joked-about TV mini-series adaptation of Nine Inch Nails/Trent Reznors Year Zero album. According to a short blurb by The Hollywood Reporter, Jim Uhls, who adapted the screen version of Chuck Palahniuks Fight Club, has been approached to adapt the story more
(Lambgoat) Polar Bear Club has announced the departure of drummer Emmett Menke, who has amicably left the band. Replacing Menke is drummer Tyler Mahurin, who had the following to say: "I'm so excited to be playing with PBC. I've been waiting to find the right band to play in again and I've definitely found the right one to call my new family. I can't wait to see and meet all of the Polar Bear Club fans soon!" more
The upcoming 2011 edition of the "Never Say Die!" tour will feature Suicide Silence, Emmure, Deez Nuts, The Word Alive, Oceano, The Human Abstract and Vanna. more
(PNO) Banner Pilot announced on their new website that they are working on their next album. The band will be reuniting with Jacques Wait who produced 2009's Collapser. more
(The 1st Five) This Fall New Found Glory will hit the road with Set Your Goals, The Wonder Years, Man Overboard and This Time Next Year. Of course this tour isnt officially titled The Monsters of Pop Punk, but it damn well should be, including a poster that recreates the classic over the top Monsters of Rock posters more
(MU) Blessed By a Broken Heart have announced that it has signed on with Tooth and Nail Records for the release of its forthcoming new album. more
DYS have announced August 9th as the release date for their live release More than Fashion: Live from the Gallery East Reunion on Bridge Nine Records. more
(AA) Better Than Ezra lead singer Kevin Griffin confirmed to Alternative Addiction this week that the band will enter the studio this fall to record a new album they plan to release in 2012. more
(PNO) Get Better Records has released a new benefit compilation for Crucial Fun Fest organizer Anthony Poynter, who was recently diagnosed with a late stage of cancer. The comp features tracks from Less Than Jake, Iron Chic, The Menzingers, more
On this day in 1967, Mick Jagger was found guilty of illegal possession of two drugs found in his jacket at a party given by Keith Richards. Jagger (prisoner #7856) was held overnight at Lewes jail in England. He requested books on Tibet and modern art plus two packs of Benson & Hedges cigarettes.
On this day in 1991, Carlos Santana was arrested at Houston Airport when officials found cannabis in his luggage.
On this day in 1994, Aerosmith became the first major band to let fans download a new song for free from the Internet. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here