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2006/06/29

Pearl Jam Storytellers will debut on VH1 this Saturday night at 10pm. You can catch a sneak preview on the VH1 website, and there's a trailer for the show on youtube.
Amazon.com was hacked yesterday according to punkbands. Apparently the hackers didn't like some alternative/emo acts all that much. The situation is back under control now. Click the image above to take a better look.

2006/06/25

Here's the list of songs from today's show:

8am hour

REM--It's The End Of The World As We Know It
New Order--Bizarre Love Triangle
Queen/Bowie--Under Pressure
INXS--What You Need
U2--Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
Depeche Mode--Enjoy The Silence
Peter Gabriel--Games Without Frontiers
Belly--Feed The Tree
Love & Rockets--So Alive
Cure--Love Song
Echo & The Bunnymen--The Killing Moon
Generation X--Kiss Me Deadly
Elvis Costello--Accidents Will Happen

9am hour

Cult--Wildflower
Church--Reptile
Clash--I Fought The Law
Pretenders--My City Was Gone
Buffalo Tom--Sodajerk
Simple Minds--Alive & Kicking
Pet Shop Boys--West End Girls
Big Audio Dynamite II--Rush
Yaz--Situation
Billy Idol--White Wedding
Madness--Our House
Duran Duran--Rio

10am hour

U2--Ultraviolet
Violent Femmes--American Music
INXS--The One Thing
Velvet Underground--Sweet Jane
Oasis--Supersonic
Depeche Mode--Policy Of Truth
XTC--Generals & Majors
Radiohead--Paranoid Android
Police--De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
Nine Inch Nails--March Of The Pigs
Cure--In Between Days
Cult--Sweet Soul Sister
Ramones--Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

11am hour

Roxy Music--Love Is The Drug
Garbage--Queer
Hum--Stars
Pretenders--Talk Of The Town
English Beat--I Confess
Bauhaus--Bela Lugosi's Dead
Joy Division--Love Will Tear Us Apart
New Order--Blue Monday
Public Image Limited--Rise
Tears For Fears--Mad World
The Church is heading out on the road to promote their new cd, Uninvited Like The Clouds. They'll be at the Magic Bag in Ferndale on August 13th. Ex-Catherine Wheel singer, Rob Dickinson will be opening up the show. Rob released his debut solo cd, Fresh Wine For The Horses last fall, so he'll be playing solo material, but I'll bet he'll throw in a couple of Catherine Wheel songs too. This show will be amazing, so get your tickets now!
The Ian Curtis biopic now has an official title, and an official website. The film, which is based on the book by Deborah Curtis (the widow of the late Joy Division vocalist), is called Control. You can check out the film's official website right here. Shooting begins in a couple of weeks, and the movie should be in theaters sometime in 2007. You can read much more about Control here. It's an unofficial website, but there's tons of cool stuff to check out.

Pictured above: some of the individuals involved in the film, including Anton Corbijn and Deborah Curtis.
A film starring the Clash is set to be reissued on dvd in August. Rude Boy, which was originally released in 1980, will be available on dvd starting August 1st. The film is a fictional account of a man that quit his job to become a roadie for the Clash. The dvd is said to contain some extra footage of the Clash that wasn't available on the original release.

2006/06/24

Aaron Spelling, the legendary television producer, died last night at the age of 83. Spelling suffered a stroke on Tuesday, and he died from complications from the stroke yesterday.

Spelling was famous for producing hit tv shows. His work spanned decades. Some of the highlights from the 70's include Starsky & Hutch and Charlie's Angels. In the 80's he gave us the Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and trashy fashioned Dynasty! Then in the 90's he brought us Beverly Hills 90210 (starring his daughter, Tori) and Melrose Place.

He produced over 100 movies, including the legendary John Travolta film from 1976, Boy In The Plastic Bubble.

2006/06/23

New releases from Evanescence and the Deftones will drop on October 3rd.

The sophomore effort from Evanescence is called The Open Door. The first single, "Call Me When You're Sober" will drop in August.

The new cd from the Deftones is still untitled, but look for it on October 3rd. An unauthorized dvd from the Deftones, School Of Brilliant Things, will be released on July 18th.
By far, one of the highlights of the 89x 15th Birthday Bash was the live set from Mindless Self Indulgence. Now you can check out a couple of things on the net from the band.

The final version of their video "Shut Me Up" is posted here.

And you can check out a demo of the song "Pay For It" right here.

2006/06/22

Ex-Verve frontman, Richard Ashcroft, was arrested monday in Manchester, England. Apparently he busted into a youth club and demanded to work with the teens that were there. When Ashcroft wouldn't leave The Bridge Club, the staff called the cops and they arrested Ashcroft and took him away. He ended up paying a fine (about 150 dollars) for disorderly behavior.

Here's the Sun's version of events:

RICHARD ASHCROFT was arrested after bursting into a youth club and demanding to work with the baffled teens.

Witnesses say the former VERVE frontman appeared drunk and looked like a tramp as he began swearing and refusing to leave.

Staff called cops and Ashcroft was taken into custody for a couple of hours, then given an £80 fixed penalty fine for disorderly behaviour and released.

One eyewitness told me: “He was very strung out and close to tears at one point. He kept saying he wanted to work with kids, that he wanted to do ‘good things’.

“He wasn’t aggressive, in fact he was quite charming and friendly. He kept hugging some staff and kids.“But when the police arrived he was almost begging to be arrested. They told him to go quietly but he wouldn’t.”

The singer, famous for songs like The Drugs Don’t Work and who earned the nickname “Mad Richard” during his Verve heyday, entered The Bridge club in Chippenham, Wilts, just before 8pm on Monday.

The club is near where his wife Kate’s family live.

Around 60 youngsters in their early teens were relaxing and playing games when he arrived.

The witness said: “It was surreal and we couldn’t believe it at first. He looked like a tramp. He was dishevelled and unshaven, with filthy clothes, and there was saliva caked around his mouth.

“He was off his head, although he wasn’t slurring his words. One of the staff said, ‘You’re the spitting image of Richard Ashcroft’. And he said, ‘That’s because I am.’

“When they asked what he was doing there he said, ‘I’ve just come to see the kids. I want to see what’s going on in the youth club.’”

Ashcroft then announced he would like to work with the youngsters but the woman in charge of the club told him he would have to go through the proper channels.

The insider added: “He kept swearing and saying, ‘I’m Richard, I’m going to be doing some youth work here. You’ll be seeing a lot more of me, this is my first night.’ The woman was getting more and more anxious and rang her boss and I think he told her to call the police.”

Ashcroft then slumped on a sofa and the kids gathered around and asked him: “Are you really a rock star?”

When a lone police officer arrived, the star was seen arguing with him outside.The insider said: “He started getting aggressive towards the policeman and was swearing and asking him what his ‘f***ing problem’ was. The officer called for back-up and a patrol car arrived and took him away.”

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said Ashcroft was arrested for a public order offence and taken into custody.A police source added: “It looked like he was drunk. He was discharged once he had calmed down.”

2006/06/21

As promised, Tool will be heading out on the road in August for their full scale North American tour. Only a few dates have been released so far, and the Detroit date is not one of them. Stick close, because we should be getting official word soon. In the meantime, you can check out the dates that have been announced in case you're up for a roadtrip.

August 4th, 5th in San Diego, CA @ Street Scene '06
August 6th in Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena
August 18th in Honolulu, HI @ Blaisdell Concert Hall
August 19th Honolulu, HI @ Blaisdell Concert Hall
August 22nd in Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
August 24th in Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
August 25th in Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
August 27th in George, WA @ The Gorge
August 29th in Salt Lake City, UT @ E Center

2006/06/18

Frank Black is getting ready to release a new solo cd. Fast Man/Raider Man will drop this Tuesday. Black is getting ready to hit the road for a solo tour. He hasn't been on the road as a solo artist for a long time (he's been on the road for the past two years with the Pixies) so he's planning on playing selections from his brand new cd as well as songs from Honeycomb, the cd he released last year. Black's tour kicks off in August and he's taking the whole family along with him. His wife and 4 kids will be riding in the tour bus with him. So far, a Detroit date has not been scheduled for the tour.
Gabba Gabba Hey! A Punk Rock Musical is set to open in London on July 31st. The show features 18 songs from the Ramones, and Tommy Ramone is the musical director of the show. The show runs for one week only. If you want more info check out their website.
8am hour

U2--Sweetest Thing
Jam--Town Called Malice
INXS--Don't Change
Velvet Underground--Heroin
Daft Punk--Da Funk
REM--Drive
Go Go's--Vacation
Mighty Mighty Bosstones--Someday I Suppose
Cure--Lovecats
Crowded House--Something So Strong
Talking Heads--Once In A Lifetime
Sonic Youth--Bull In The Heather
Church--Under The Milky Way

9am

Depeche Mode--People Are People
Pretenders--Back On The Chain Gang
Ride--Twisterella
Psychedelic Furs--Pretty In Pink
XTC--Senses Working Overtime
Meat Puppets--Backwater
Jane's Addiction--Stop!
World Party--Put The Message In The Box
Frankie Goes To Hollywood--Relax
Ramones--I Wanna Be Sedated
Big Audio Dynamite II--The Globe
Duran Duran--Come Undone

10am hour
Generation X--Dancing With Myself
Split Enz--I Got You
Smiths--What Difference Does It Make
Chapterhouse--Pearl
Iggy Pop--Lust For Life
Mazzy Star--Fade Into You
Violent Femmes--Blister In The Sun
Sex Pistols--Anarchy In The U.K.
Cult--Edie
Cure--Close To Me
Buffalo Tom--Taillights Fade
Buzzcocks--Orgasm Addict

11am hour

Neverending White Lights--Age Of Consent
James--Laid
Mother Love Bone--Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns
Clash--Rock The Casbah
Replacements--Kiss Me On The Bus
Social Distortion--Ball & Chain
Blondie--Heart Of Glass
Pixies--Here Comes Your Man
Erasure--Chains Of Love
Catherine Wheel--Black Metallic
Radiohead--Fake Plastic Trees
Smiths--This Charming Man
Back in the day, Connie Chung used to be a credible newsperson. Then she started co-hosting a show with her husband, Maury Povich, on MSNBC. It was a dreadful show, and it looks like the show has been canned. Apparently Connie wanted to leave with a bang. Here's video of Connie saying her last farewell. I warn you...it's disturbing.

2006/06/17

Pete Doherty has been arrested yet again. I thought he had checked himself in to a rehab facility, but apparently not. This time around he was causing some kind of drug addled commotion in the air. Once the plane landed in Sweden, he was wheeled out and taken into custody.

2006/06/16

Chalk one up for the White Stripes. They successfully defeated their old producer Jim Diamond in court this week. Yesterday the case went to the jury, and after all was said and done, the jury only deliberated 20 minutes before reaching their unanimous verdict. White Stripes 1, Jim Diamond 0. Hours later, Jack White was seen sipping cool, celebratory cocktails at the Town Pump.

Here's the official statement from the White Stripes:

"This was a classic shakedown. They expected us to settle but we refused to back down. It took the jury less than 20 minutes to figure out what this case was really about. This decision protects musicians and original authors of copyright from opportunists trying to take advantage of hard working, creative artists in the community. We are grateful the jury saw through Diamond's claims and ruled accordingly."

Here's a report from the Associated Press:

DETROIT - A federal jury ruled Thursday that the White Stripes don't have to share royalties with a producer who worked on the rock band's first two albums and claimed he played a pivotal role in creating its signature sound.

The eight-member panel deliberated about 20 minutes before returning its verdict in U.S. District Court, rejecting claims by Jim Diamond, who is listed as co-producer on the band's self-titled first album, released in 1999.

Diamond also is listed as sound mixer on "De Stijl," released in 2000, but the White Stripes denied that he helped create their style. The band said it had paid him $35 an hour for time at his Ghetto Recorders studio.

Jack White, singer and guitarist for the two-member band, told The Detroit News outside court he was pleased with the verdict, noting: "You never know what's going to happen in a trial."
A message seeking comment was left Thursday afternoon for Stephen Wasinger, a lawyer for Diamond.


The lawsuit trial before U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn started Monday.

Earlier Thursday, with Jack White and White Stripes drummer Meg White looking on, lawyer Bert Deixler argued that Diamond's engineering work on the records did not meet the standard for authorship.

"None of that constitutes originating an original work or causing it to come into being," Deixler said.

Wasinger, arguing for Diamond, cited liner notes from the 1999 album in which the band gave Diamond co-producer credit.

"Mr. Diamond at that time, in that place, was equally talented," Wasinger told the jury.
The dates for the rescheduled Snow Patrol tour are now available. Snow Patrol's makeup date will be September 14th at Clutch Cargos. If you had tickets to last Friday's show, hang on to them, they will be honored for the September 14th date.

2006/06/14

The copyright trial involving the White Stripes is getting ready to wrap up. Closing arguments are scheduled for tomorrow and the jury will probably get the case on Friday. If you haven't been keeping track at home, Jim Diamond worked on two cds for the White Stripes and was credited as being "co-producer." Diamond is alleging that he was the one that created the band's sound--the sound that made them famous--so he feels he is due royalties. He filed a civil suit in federal court. The trial kicked off Monday in Detroit.

Jack White and Meg White both testified in their own behalf. From all accounts they both did a wonderful job representing themselves. In addition to Diamond testifying, the plantiff's side called in Jason Stollsteimer from the Von Bondies. Remember the brawl between Jack White and Stollsteimer a couple of years ago? Well, the jury got to hear all about it this week. By the way, the jury is comprised of 8 people, all Caucasian and none of them are seemingly hip to the "garage" sound. It'll be interesting to see how this one turns out.

Here's the piece that ran in today's Detroit News:

Brawl recounted in lawsuit over royalties from White Stripes recordings

Jack White, Von Bondies singer's testimony offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Detroit music scene.

by Paul Egan - The Detroit News - 14 June 2006

DETROIT -- A federal jury got a peek at the gritty world of Detroit's garage rock bands Tuesday as both members of the White Stripes and the lead singer of the Von Bondies all testified in a civil lawsuit over royalties.

Jack White of the White Stripes and Jason Stollsteimer of the Von Bondies testified about their brawl inside Detroit's Magic Stick nightclub in 2003, and Stollsteimer told about finding an unusual message from White attached to his front door."I found a note stuck to my door with a knife in it," Stollsteimer told a jury and U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn.

Under the knife was a copy of a magazine interview in which White felt Stollsteimer slighted him by minimizing the help he gave in producing a Von Bondies album. "That's the last time I help you out," Stollsteimer said the profanity-laced message scrawled across the article said.

Earlier, in his own testimony, White said the idea that he stuck a knife in Stollsteimer's door was "a laughable lie."Much of the testimony had little direct relevance to the lawsuit, in which Metro Detroit producer Jim Diamond of Ghetto Recorders is suing the White Stripes, alleging he played a pivotal role in creating the group's early recordings and demanding royalties.

Asked if he recalled telling Diamond he would ruin his reputation in the music industry if he brought the lawsuit, White testified: "I believe I said this was going to ruin his reputation, if he did something like this."

White wore a black pinstripe suit, black shirt, black tie and a black fedora with a tiny red feather in it.

Stollsteimer testified it was about two years after he found the knife in his door that Jack White attacked him at the Magic Stick in Detroit."We fought each other," White said in his testimony. "I claimed he pulled my hair out and was punching me."

White pleaded guilty in 2004 to misdemeanor assault and battery in connection with the incident.Diamond is listed as co-producer of the White Stripe's self-titled first album in 1999 and as sound mixer on the group's second album, "De Stijl," in 2000.

Meg White, the White Stripes' drummer, testified that although the first album listed Diamond as co-producer, he really was not, and credit for producing belonged solely to Jack White. Diamond was paid $35 an hour for his work on the first album, which is all he was owed, she testified.
Ex-Blink member Tom Delonge has delved back into the alterna-world with his new project Angels & Airwaves. The debut cd, We Don't Need To Whisper, was released a few weeks ago and has been doing quite well. In fact, the band is getting ready to hit the road with Taking Back Sunday, Head Automatica and the Subways. Don't miss the show at Meadowbrook on June 29th.

The other ex-members of Blink 182 have been busy with a project called Plus44. Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus have put together a new single, and in it they take a couple of shots at their old partner in crime. Check out "No It Isn't" here, although it is pretty low quality and you may need an aol player to get it to work. For more on what Mark Hoppus has been up to, check out his website. He does podcasts every couple of weeks and he usually shoots the breeze with his buddies in other cool bands.

AFI

AFI has made the history books. The band is the first band in history to have over 500,000 single-day plays on their myspace page. The myspace people are beaming with pride and have decided to award AFI with the first ever myspace award! AFI will be the first recipients of the first Myspace Music Award. Indeed this is a high honor. Take a moment and think happy thoughts for the AFI guys.

In more AFI news, check out a couple of AFI related links:

Here's their performance from last week's MTV Movie Awards.

Here's the making of the Miss Murder video special from MTV2 and Fuse.

2006/06/12

Reggie & the Full Effect has pulled out of the Warped Tour. Instead, they'll be in the studio working on a new cd. Here's the statement the band posted on their official website:

We are really sorry to say, but unfortunately we will not be on Warped Tour this summer. Instead we are going to be in the studio working on a new record with Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Slayer). We hope you understand and look forward to seeing everyone in the late fall. - James/Reggie
About a month ago, Panic!At The Disco announced that their bassist, Brent Wilson was leaving the band. Panic made it sound like it was an amicable split, but now apparently the truth is coming out, and it's ugly.

Wilson did an interview with MTV today and revealed that he was fired, and not only was he fired, but he was fired over the phone. The remaining band members now allege that Wilson never wrote his bass parts, and that he never even played bass on the band's cd!

From mtv.com:

Panic! At The Disco Split Gets Nasty: Band Alleges Wilson Did Not Play On LP

The split between Panic! at the Disco and former bassist Brent Wilson just got a whole lot nastier, with both sides hurling unpleasant accusations at each other.

On Monday (June 12), MTV News spoke to Wilson at his home in Las Vegas, and it quickly became clear that he was in no mood to make nice with his former bandmates.

"I was kicked out of the band," he said. ""It was 100 percent a surprise to me. We were about to leave for a show in California, and they called me the night before and told me I was out of the band. The only reason they gave was that it was for 'musical purposes.' Everything was good and fine, we had just gotten back from a tour in Europe, and there had been no previous conversations about anyone leaving the band. I don't know why they chose me."

Of course, that story is in stark contrast to the one Panic told MTV News last month, when guitarist Ryan Ross said the split was "a decision we all came to as a band"

"The [story] they told you made me really angry, because they said the matter was discussed as a band, and it wasn't discussed at all," Wilson said. "It was done as a phone call and the only person who spoke was [drummer] Spencer [Smith]. Apparently [frontman] Brendon [Urie] and Ryan were on the speakerphone too, but they didn't say a word. They never even said they were sorry."And it's a pretty safe bet to say that Wilson won't be getting that apology anytime soon, because when MTV News reached out to Panic for comment on the matter, the bandmembers didn't pull any punches."We made the decision based on Brent's lack of responsibility and the fact that he wasn't progressing musically with the band," Smith said in a lengthy e-mail message. "Brent did not write any of his bass parts on the record. Brent did not record one note of bass on the record. Brendon and Ryan wrote all of the bass parts and Brendon recorded all of the bass parts. We had to simplify some of the bass parts that were recorded because Brent could not play them live."

Our record would've sounded absolutely the same even if Brent wasn't in the band during the writing or recording process," he continued. "These are all things that only a few people know, and we were fine with that. Stating these things would only make Brent look bad and we had no intention of doing that."

Wilson also claimed that his departure means he'll miss out on the hefty financial windfall Panic was set to receive as part of their headlining tour, which kicked off last Tuesday. He says he can't help but think that the two factors were related."We were about to start a tour where the band would've been bringing home around $300,000, or something like $50,000 apiece, and basically they kicked me out, so the question about money goes through my head a lot," he said. "And I believe it. Brendan and Ryan can both play multiple instruments and Spencer handles a lot of the business, so that sort of leaves me as the odd person out."

Panic contend that this statement just isn't true, and that most of the money the band is set to make on the tour is being spent before it even materializes, on expensive stage props and guest performers (Los Angeles-based Vaudeville troupe Lucent Dossier was recently added to the bill for all shows)."

Anyone who goes to a show on this tour will see that we have a lot of production on the road with us," Smith wrote. "We are basically breaking even with the amount of money it is costing us to put on the show that we want to put on. So any statements from Brent about the amount of money that we are bringing in on this tour are uninformed. Brent showed no interest in the business side of the band, therefore he really doesn't have any idea what is going on money-wise with the band. ... We have never and will never make any decisions with this band based on money."

Wilson declined to comment on whether he plans to pursue legal action against his former band, but claimed that he's not looking for a big payday. He just wants the band's fans to know what happened."

Panic was my life. I'm 18 and I thought I had things figured out: I gave up baseball in high school because of this band, and I could've gotten a college scholarship," he said. "Now I'm taking some classes and my dad owns his own business, so I'm helping him out. But I'm not going to lie: The whole thing is really difficult. I never thought my best friends would do this to me."

As for Panic, Smith said they'd like to put the whole thing behind them."With all of this being said, we hope we can move past this and continue to grow as a band," Smith wrote. "We would like to thank every single person who has supported us for the past few weeks and look forward to seeing you all in the near future."
Korn's leader, Jonathan Davis, remains in a hospital in the U.K. Davis was diagnosed this weekend with a type of thrombocytopenia--a blood disorder. Davis is on the mend, but once he gets out of the hospital, he's been ordered to lay low for awhile. Here's the full press statement that Jonathan Davis issued today:

"I am writing this to thank everyone who called, or e-mailed me the past few days. Believe me, they have been some of the scariest days of my life.

This is the short version of what happened. I started getting these weird bruises all over my body about two weeks ago. I was getting very weak after the shows so I saw a doctor in London on Friday. He took some blood tests and when the results came in they rushed me to the hospital.

It turned out I have ITP [Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura]. It's too hard to spell, but basically it's a blood infection where because of an allergic reaction, my blood platelets — the stuff my bone marrow produces to help my blood clot — were really low. I mean, way low. Most humans have between 140 and 400 in their cells. I had 5... no joke... FIVE. If I continued to headbang on stage I could have had a brain hemorrhage and dropped dead on the spot.

My doctors ordered me to remain at the hospital until they could get my blood in some healthy shape.

I want to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at The London Clinic, all the singers who performed with the band at the Donington festival: Corey from Slipknot/Stone Sour, Dez from DevilDriver, Jesse from 10 Years, Benji from Skindred, Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold, and Matt from Trivium. I want to thank my band and crew for all their love and support, my loving family and friends and most of all the fans, the best fans in the world.

The doctors are telling me that each day I've been here in hospital my platelet count has been going up and I should be healthy to play in a few weeks. The doctors have cleared me to walk around a bit but I am unable to perform a show or travel right now. They will know more in a day or two but I want everyone to know that we will do our very best to come back soon to play dates we are unable to play this tour."

2006/06/11

More info on the recently postponed Snow Patrol tour:

Apparently Gary Lightbody's laryngitis turned out to be a polyp on his vocal cords, so his doctor recommended resting his voice entirely for the next month. Snow Patrol will reschedule the tour, so if you had tickets to Friday night's show, be sure to hang on to them, as they will be honored at the new date. It looks like the new dates will be in the month of September. We'll pass the new Detroit date on to you when it becomes available.

Here's what Gary posted on the band's official website:

ALL NORTH AMERICAN DATES POSTPONED!!

I saw the doctor again yesterday afternoon. The news is bad. My vocal cords don’t seem to have heeled at all. The polyps are still there and my singing voice is extremely weak. ‘What’s new?’ I hear from cheap seats.

Indeed. I’m so sorry about this but I’ve been advised by the doctor to not do any shows for a month. I may also need surgery but the initial suggestion from the doc is for me to rest at home for that time and see how I am in a few weeks.I’ve also seen a voice coach here in New York who has given me some vocal exercises to help me heal and build up the strength of the voice. His advice on Wednesday was also preferably for me to take a month off. I hope you all understand that if I could do this tour right now I would but I’m worried to go against doctor’s advice would lead to serious, even irreversible, problems further down the line.

Thank you all for your messages on the forum wishing me a speedy recovery it means a lot. Our agent Marty has worked 24 hours straight pretty much to get these shows rebooked. God bless you Marty.

They will take place in September and they will call in every town we have missed this time round and two others San Diego and Las Vegas. Your original tickets will still be valid of course. We will tell you the confirmed dates on Monday or Tuesday and when the tickets go on sale for the new shows.

Lots of love, gary.x
Jonathan Davis from Korn is in the hospital in the U.K. The band flew to the U.K. to play this weekend's Download festival when Davis took ill. There is no official word on what exactly is going on, although Lars Ulrich wrote something in his blog about Davis "being in a bad place" right now, so who knows. At any rate, Korn decided not to cancel their appearance at the festival last night and instead opted to do an abbreviated set. Members of Avenged Sevenfold and Slipknot filled in on vocals for Davis.

Coheed & Cambria also played an abbreviated set at the Download festival. The band's drummer, Joshua Eppard, got held up (stuck, not robbed) at an airport, so he wasn't able to make it to the show. Coheed used a replacement drummer, but ended up cutting things short after about 5 songs. Tool (Maynard was a big hit when he told the crowd they were a bunch of "hippies"), Alice In Chains, Secret Machines and Guns & Roses were also part of the Download festival this weekend.
The Rhino Records best of collection from the Replacements will finally be released this Tuesday. Don't You Know Who I Think I Was? The Best Of The Replacements features 18 of the band's greatest hits, plus 2 brand new songs ("Message To The Boys" and "Pool & Dive").

The fine folks at Rhino are also readying some Jesus & Mary Chain reissues. Psychocandy, Darklands, Automatic, Honey's Dead and Stoned & Dethroned will all be reissued with bonus dvds and new liner notes, photos and more on July 11th.
More Cure reissues are coming later on in August. The Top, The Head On The Door, and Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me will all be reissued with new packaging, liner notes, photos and more. In addition, the relatively obscure cd from The Glove (Robert Smith/Steven Severin from Siouxsie & The Banshees) called Blue Sunshine will be re-issued in August.

Here's more information on the reissues that I lifted from the www.thecure.com.

THE CURE - THE TOP2 CD SET COMPILED BY ROBERT SMITH
DIGITALLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
RARITIES FEATURES x4 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONGS
WITH x17 TRACKS ON CD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
DELUXE PACKAGE CONTAINS A 20 PAGE BOOKLET INCLUDING SLEEVENOTES AND LYRICS WITH RARE AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS

DISC ONE – THE ORIGINAL ALBUM (1984)
01 SHAKE DOG SHAKE
02 BIRDMAD GIRL
03 WAILING WALL
04 GIVE ME IT
05 DRESSING UP
06 THE CATERPILLAR
07 PIGGY IN THE MIRROR
08 THE EMPTY WORLD
09 BANANAFISHBONES
10 THE TOP

DISC TWO - RARITIES (1982 – 1984)
01 YOU STAYED... (RS Home demo)
02 ARIEL (RS Home demo)
03 A HAND INSIDE MY MOUTH (Studio demo)
04 SADACIC (RS Studio demo)
05 SHAKE DOG SHAKE (Studio demo)
06 PIGGY IN THE MIRROR (Studio demo)
07 BIRDMAD GIRL (Studio demo)
08 GIVE ME IT (Studio demo)
09 THROW YOUR FOOT (Studio demo)
10 HAPPY THE MAN (Studio demo)
11 THE CATERPILLAR (Studio demo)
12 DRESSING UP (Studio alt mix)
13 WAILING WALL (Studio alt mix)
14 THE EMPTY WORLD (Live bootleg)
15 BANANAFISH BONES (Live bootleg)
16 THE TOP (Live bootleg)
17 FOREVER (version) (Live bootleg)>

THE CURE - THE HEAD ON THE DOOR
2 CD SET COMPILED BY ROBERT SMITH
DIGITALLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
RARITIES FEATURES x4 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONGSWITH x18 TRACKS ON CD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
DELUXE PACKAGE CONTAINS A 20 PAGE BOOKLET INCLUDING SLEEVENOTES AND LYRICS WITH RARE AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS

DISC ONE – THE ORIGNAL ALBUM (1985)
01 INBETWEEN DAYS
02 KYOTO SONG
03 THE BLOOD
04 SIX DIFFERENT WAYS
05 PUSH
06 THE BABY SCREAMS
07 CLOSE TO ME
08 A NIGHT LIKE THIS
09 SCREW
10 SINKING

DISC TWO - RARITIES (1984 – 1985)
01 INBETWEEN DAYS (RS Home demo)
02 INWOOD (RS Home demo)
03 PUSH (RS Home demo)
04 INNSBRUCK (RS Home demo)
05 STOP DEAD (Studio demo)
06 MANSOLIDGONE (Studio demo)
07 SCREW (Stttudio demo)
08 LIME TIME (Studio demo)
09 KYOTO SONG (Studio demo)
10 A FEW HOURS AFTER THIS... (Studio demo)
11 SIX DIFFERENT WAYS (Studio demo)
12 A MAN INSIDE MY MOUTH (Studio demo)
13 A NIGHT LIKE THIS (Studio demo)
14 THE EXPLODING BOY (Studio demo)
15 CLOSE TO ME (Studio demo)
16 THE BABY SCREAMS (Live bootleg)
17 THE BLOOD (Live bootleg)
18 SINKING (Live bootleg)>


THE CURE - KISS ME KISS ME KISS ME2 CD SET COMPILED BY ROBERT SMITH
DIGITALLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
RARITIES FEATURES x18 TRACKS ON CD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
DELUXE PACKAGE CONTAINS A 20 PAGE BOOKLET INCLUDING SLEEVENOTES AND LYRICS WITH RARE AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS

DISC ONE – THE ORIGINAL ALBUM (1984)
01 THE KISS
02 CATCH
03 TORTURE
04 IF ONLY TONIGHT WE COULD SLEEP
05 WHY CAN'T I BE YOU?
06 HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE...
07 THE SNAKEPIT
08 HEY YOU!
09 JUST LIKE HEAVEN
10 ALL I WANT
11 HOT HOT HOT!!!
12 ONE MORE TIME
13 LIKE COCKATOOS
14 ICING SUGAR
15 THE PERFECT GIRL
16 A THOUSAND HOURS
17 SHIVER AND SHAKE
18 FIGHT

DISC TWO – RARITIES (1986 – 1987)
01 THE KISS (RS Home demo)
02 THE PERFECT GIRL (Studio demo)
03 LIKE COCKATOOS (Studio demo)
04 ALL I WANT (Studio demo)
05 HOT HOT HOT!!! (Studio demo)
06 SHIVER AND SHAKE (Studio demo)
07 IF ONLY TONIGHT WE COULD SLEEP (Studio demo)
08 JUST LIKE HEAVEN (Studio demo)
09 HEY YOU! (Studio demo)
10 A THOUSAND HOURS (Studio alt mix)
11 ICING SUGAR (Studio alt mix)
12 ONE MORE TIME (Studio alt mix)
13 HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE (Live bootleg)
14 THE SNAKEPIT (Live bootleg)
15 CATCH (Live bootleg)
16 TORTURE (Live bootleg)
17 FIGHT (Live bootleg)
18 WHY CAN’T I BE YOU? (Live bootleg)


THE GLOVE - BLUE SUNSHINE2 CD SET COMPILED BY STEVEN SEVERIN AND ROBERT SMITH
DIGITALLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
RARITIES FEATURES x16 TRACKS ON CD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
DELUXE PACKAGE CONTAINS A 20 PAGE BOOKLET INCLUDING SLEEVENOTES AND LYRICS WITH RARE AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS

DISC ONE – THE ORIGINAL ALBUM (AND BONUS TRACKS) (1983)
01 Like An Animal
02 Looking Glass Girl
03 Sex-Eye-Make-Up
04 Mr. Alphabet Says
05 A Blues In Drag
06 Punish Me With Kisses
07 This Green City
08 Orgy
09 Perfect Murder
10 Relax
11 The Man From Nowhere (Original Instrumental Mix)
12 Mouth To Mouth (Landray Vocal Mix)
13 Punish Me With Kisses (Mike Hedges Mix)
14 The Tightrope (Original Instrumental Mix)
15 Like An Animal (12" Club What Club? Mix)
Sonic Youth is back with a new cd on Tuesday. Rather Ripped drops Tuesday, but you can check out a full stream of the cd on the band's official website. Sonic Youth is gearing up for a summer tour with the Flaming Lips. The tour will roll through the State Theater on August 4th. If you want a taste of what's to come...check out Sonic Youth tomorrow night on Letterman.
Here's the list of songs played today. If you have any questions or need help or whatever, feel free to contact me: cristina@89xradio.com

8am hour

REM--Man On The Moon
B-52's--Rock Lobster
Cult--Love Removal Machine
Jane's Addiction--Mountain Song
Yaz--Don't Go
Big Country--In A Big Country
Sonic Youth--Sugar Kane
ABC--The Look Of Love
New Order--True Faith
Madness--Our House
Naked Eyes--Always Something There To Remind Me

9am hour

Stooges--I Wanna Be Your Dog
Love & Rockets--No New Tale To Tell
XTC--Mayor Of Simpleton
Psychedelic Furs--The Ghost Of You
Police--Don't Stand So Close To Me
Proclaimers--I'm Gonna Be
Ramones--Blitzkrieg Bop
Cure--Just Like Heaven
Midnight Oil--Forgotten Years
Siouxsie & The Banshees--Cities In Dust
Nirvana--Where Did You Sleep Last Night
Talk Talk--It's My Life
Alarm--Rescue Me

10am hour

Duran Duran--Hungry Like The Wolf
Placebo--Pure Morning
Specials--Rudy, A Message To You
Nick Lowe--Cruel To Be Kind
Pixies--Monkey Gone To Heaven
REM--The One I Love
Porno For Pyros--Pets
U2--Two Hearts Beat As One
Jesus & Mary Chain--Far Gone And Out
INXS--Never Tear Us Apart
Smithereens--A Girl Like You
Simple Minds--Up On The Catwalk
Clash--London Calling
Missing Persons--Walking In L.A.

11am hour

Cult--She Sells Sanctuary
Divinyls--I Touch Myself
Elvis Costello--Pump It Up
Red Hot Chili Peppers--Taste The Pain
Echo & The Bunnymen--Lips Like Sugar
Stone Roses--Fool's Gold
Midnight Oil--Beds Are Burning
Cars--Since You're Gone
Chemical Brothers--Block Rockin' Beats
Pixies--Gigantic
Aztec Camera--Oblivious

2006/06/09

Snow Patrol's concert tonight at Clutch Cargos has been postponed. Earlier this week the band had hoped that the Clutch show would be their first show back, after having to postpone other shows this week due to vocalist Gary Lightbody's laryngitis. Unfortunately, his voice isn't back yet...you know the deal with laryngitis, you can't wish it back...you just have to wait it out. Gary just isn't able to talk, let alone sing, so tonight's show has been postponed. If you have tickets to tonight's show, hold on to them...a makeup date is expected to be announced soon.
The Barenaked Ladies have been pretty silent on the music front. Their last cd, Everything to Everyone, was released back in 2003, but they'll be back with a new cd and new tour in the fall. Barenaked Ladies Are Me will be released on September 12th, with a tour to follow in the fall. Dates have not been set up yet, but we'll pass them along when they become official.
Check out this website to enjoy music and home videos from Blue October, Rock Kills Kid, Cartel, Dresden Dolls, Head Automatica, Arctic Monkeys and more.
Cartel's bassist, Ryan Roberts, has left the band. According to Cartel, it was an amicable split. A friend of the band's will fill in until a permanent decision has been made. Cartel is getting ready to hit the road next week on the Vans Warped Tour.

2006/06/08

AFI's video for "Miss Murder" hit video outlets weeks ago, and now you can check out how the video was made. A "making of" the video special ran on Fuse & MTV2, but if you missed it you can check it out right here.

Oh, and in case you haven't heard...AFI is a part of the 89x 15th Birthday Bash. Grab tix and check them out June 18th.
The Vans Warped Tour 2006 compilation cd is out now! The cd is actually a double cd and contains 51 songs in all. Check out the free stream of the comp for a limited time only right here. Warped kicks off next Friday in Columbus and will roll through Comerica Park on July 29th.

2006/06/07

Godsmack just announced the details for their upcoming U.S. tour. Godsmack, Rob Zombie and Shinedown will be touring together. The tour kicks off August 25th and will roll cross country. You can check out the tour when it comes to DTE on September 15th. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (June 10th) at all Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.com.

2006/06/04

8am hour

Billy Idol--White Wedding
Tones On Tail--Go
XTC--Generals & Majors
English Beat--Save It For Later
Tori Amos--God
Peter Gabriel--Red Rain
Clash--Radio Clash
Replacements--I'll Be You
Go Go's--Our Lips Are Sealed
U2--Pride
Social Distortion--Story Of My Life
Roxy Music--Love Is The Drug
Cure--In Between Days

9am hour

Hum--Stars
Radiohead--No Surprises
Elvis Costello--Everyday I Write The Book
Ramones--Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
Red Hot Chili Peppers--Power Of Equality
Jane's Addiction--Been Caught Stealing
David Bowie--Heroes
Cars--Just What I Needed
New Order--Blue Monday
Beastie Boys--Intergalactic
Pearl Jam--State Of Love & Trust
Midnight Oil--Blue Sky Mine

10am hour

Depeche Mode--Never Let Me Down Again
Whitetown--Your Woman
Lou Reed--Walk On The Wild Side
Joy Division--Love Will Tear Us Apart
Sugarcubes--Birthday
Tears For Fears--Mad World
REM--Orange Crush
Sex Pistols--God Save The Queen
Replacements--Androgynous
Pixies--Debaser
Blondie--One Way Or Another
Nirvana--Sliver
Simple Minds--Don't You Forget About Me
Heaven 17--Let Me Go

11am hour

Modern English--Melt With You
Sinead O'Connor--Mandinka
Social Distortion--Ring Of Fire
Velvet Underground--Rock N Roll
Michael Penn--No Myth
Cure--A Forest
Smiths--How Soon Is Now
Peter Murphy--Cuts You Up
XTC--Dear God
Depeche Mode--Strange Love
U2--Even Better Than The Real Thing
Ride--Vapour Trail

2006/06/01

Thom Yorke's debut solo cd, The Eraser, is set to drop on July 11th. You can check out some samples from the cd here.

Don't worry...Radiohead isn't breaking up. They are doing a short U.S. tour this month, and then they're going back home to finish working on their new cd. They are expected to launch a full scale U.S. tour next year after the cd's release.
By now you've heard "Animal I've Become", the new single from Three Days Grace on 89X. The new full length cd, One X, drops on June 13th. While you're waiting for the new cd, be sure to grab yourself an "Animal Trading Card." The band is releasing 4 special trading cards leading up to the release of the cd. Each trading card has a member of the band's face on it so you can "meet" the band, plus there's an audio and video portion.
Helmet has a new cd coming your way in July. Monochrome is set to drop on July 18th. The cd has 11 new songs...keep an ear out for the first single "Gone" on 89x in the coming weeks. This time around the band worked with their old buddy Wharton Tiers. Tiers is the guy that produced Strap It On and Meantime, so it's pretty likely that Monochrome will be a return to their more organic sound from the early 90's. These days, Helmet is gearing up for the Warped tour. The tour kicks off later this month and will be rolling through Comerica Park on July 29th.
Guster is getting ready to release a new cd (their first in three years!!) called Ganging Up On The Sun. You've probably already heard the first single "One Man Wrecking Machine" on 89x. The full length cd has 12 songs on it, and it's set to drop on June 20th. Don't forget that Guster will be at the 89x 15th Birthday Bash on June 18th...just 2 days before their cd drops!