(RockAAA) Slipknot's Sid Wilson dived 15 feet into the crowd at Sonisphere Switzerland before surfing halfway round the arena. Check out video here
According to TheChronicleHerald.ca, the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is threatening to deny municipal services for Metallica's July 14 concert on the Garrison Grounds unless promoter Harold MacKay repays approximately CAD $360,000 to the city. more
(Jam!) Groul plays 'Teen Spirit' after 17 years Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl has revealed he and former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic performed their Smells Like Teen Spirit hit for the first time in 17 years during a recent studio get together. more
(FMQB) Up-and-coming rapper Kreayshawn has been tapped to direct the video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' upcoming single "The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie." more
(BW&BK) Machinery call it quits "We've reached to a point where we asked ourselves is it all worth it, and there are many reasons why we've reached this conclusion. Some of them are too long and boring to even try to explain and some others are beyond our control. However, we will form a new band that doesn't have a label attached to itself, a history or a name yet." more
(Lambgoat) Lazarus A.D. are set to hit the road on the band's first headlining tour with the band taking on local support at each stop. The No Prisoners No Mercy Tour takes the band through NYC, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Baltimore, and more on this 14 date run kicking off in Rochester, NY on July 22. more
(Reuters) An eight-foot statue of rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry was approved on Monday over the opposition of some local residents including one who said the Hall of Fame singer/songwriter should not be honored because he is a "felon and not a friend of women." more
White Wizzard have replaced singer Wyatt Anderson with former Cellador's Mike Germino. The band said in part, "Wyatt Anderson wrote White Wizzard three weeks before the current tour, and said he did not want to tour for personal, health and family reasons." more
(PNO) Mogwai has announced plans to release a new EP entitled Earth Divisions in the fall, comprised of songs written during the band's sessions for their latest full-length more
(Lambgoat) Bleeding Through is currently at work on their next record for Rise Records. Formal tracking will commence later this summer and a winter release is expected. more
(PNO) Brendan Kelly unveiled his plans for a new album on his blog, Bad Sandwich Chronicles. After a lot of whinging about getting older and not behaving like a 21 year old on Spring Break anymore he gets to the meat of it here
(Lambgoat) Skeletonwitch have announced "Forever Abomination" as the title of their new record, slated for a fall 2011 release. more
On this day in 1975, the Eagles started a five-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with One Of These Nights.
On this day in 1975, American singer songwriter Tim Buckley completed the last show of a tour in Dallas, Texas, playing to a sold-out crowd of 1,800 people. This was Buckley's last ever show, he died the following day of a heroin and morphine overdose aged 28.
On this day in 1980, Paul McCartney's "Coming Up" became one of the few 'live' recordings to reach the top of Billboard's Hot 100. American disc jockeys preferred it to the studio version on the flip side of the record.
On this day in 1997, the classic Pink Floyd album "Dark Side of the Moon" spent its 1056th week on the US album chart. It was rumoured at the time that if the album was played while watching The Wizard of Oz movie, and started exactly when the MGM lion roared the third time during the movie's intro, very interesting connections could be made between the two. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here