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2010/01/31

Phoenix's Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix won best alternative album, and Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" won 2 awards--best rock song and best rock group vocal.
Coldplay will guest on tonight's episode of the Simpsons. Check out the band's official website for some behind the scenes footage of the "making of" the episode. The Simpsons airs tonight at 8pm on Fox.

2010/01/30

Maynard James Keenan has reprised his role as "Major Douche" for the trailer for Puscifer's upcoming tour.



Don't miss Puscifer March 23 & 24 at the Royal Oak Music Theater. Click here for tickets or visit www.romtlive.com
January 30th--Adam Frankin (from Swervedriver) @ PJ's Lager House

February 5th--Shinedown & Puddle of Mudd @ Fillmore (sold out)
February 6th--Shinedown & Puddle of Mudd @ Fillmore

***Postponed****February 6th--Slayer w/ Megadeth @ Cobo*****

February 12th--John Mayer @ Palace
February 13th--Marcy Playground @ the Ritz
February 16th--Chevelle w/ Sick Puppies
February 18th--Evan Dando @ Majestic Cafe
February 19th--Patti Smith @ St. Andrew's Hall
February 20th--Ashes of Soma cd release party@ Machine Shop
February 20th--Killswitch Engage @ Royal Oak Music Theater
February 26th--Cold @ Machine Shop (Flint)

March 2nd--Alkaline Trio @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 4th--New Found Glory @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 6th--Flogging Molly @ Fillmore
March 9th--Black Eyed Peas @ Palace
March 13th--Muse w/ Silversun Pickups @ Palace
March 15th & 16th--Our Lady Peace @ Centennial Hall (London, Ontario)
March 17th--Dashboard Confessional @ Palace (opening for Bon Jovi)
March 18th--Our Lady Peace @ Fillmore
March 19th--Alice In Chains @ Fillmore
March 23rd--Puscifer @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 24th--Puscifer @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 24th--Manchester Orchestra @ St. Andrew's Hall
March 25th--Matthew Good @ the Shelter
March 27th--Tegan & Sara @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 30th--Spoon @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 30th--You Say Party! We Say Die! @ Crofoot

April 2nd--HIM w/We Are the Fallen @ Clutch Cargos
April 3rd--From First to Last @ Eagle Theater
April 15th--Wedding Present @ Crofoot

May 20th--English Beat @ Magic Bag

June 30th--U2 @ Spartan Stadium in East Lansing

July 30th--Warped Tour @ Comerica Park parking lot
Chad Gilbert from New Found Glory recently had half of his thyroid removed after doctors found nodules in the gland. According to Gilbert's tweet, no cancer was found:

Hey guys.Laying in my recovery room. 5:48 am. I'm ch ch chillin. They removed half my thyroid but no cancer.Thanks for the prayers love you

Gilbert is expected to rejoin the New Found Glory tour this coming Tuesday. Anthony from Bayside has been filling in for Gilbert over the last couple of days.

New Found Glory will be in town March 4th at the Royal Oak Music Theater playing their self titled cd from 2000 in its entirety. A special 10th anniversary edition of the cd dropped earlier this week.

2010/01/26

Chad Gilbert from New Found Glory posted this official message on his blog:

Dearest NFG Family, Friends, and Fans…

Two weeks ago when I went to the Doctor with pneumonia.. they found some nodules in my thyroid , and one of them is a little bigger then a quarter. They did a biopsy and the report came back that there are some suspicious cells in the cyst. So due to the size and to be safe, Today at 2:45 I am having surgery and getting half of my thyroid removed. Immediately after removing it they will observe it and see if it looks like a cancer. If they find anything they will remove the rest of my thyroid. The odds are in my favor for it to be nothing which keeps me positive going in… I am only planning on missing the first three shows of this tour, and my good friend Anthony Raneri from the band BAYSIDE will be filling in for me until i make it back out. Thanks again for all the love and support and I hope to see you all super soon.

Love Always,

Chad Gilbert aka :@xchadballx,Captain Straight Edge,chad hulud etc.
Another video update is available on Sum 41's official website.
Dave Matthews Band will be hitting the road for another round of touring this summer. Don't miss them June 23rd at DTE. Visit the official fanclub site for info on pre-sale tickets. Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 26th at 10am.

In more DMB news, don't forget to check out the band when they perform live at the Grammy Awards. Dave Matthews has also been nominated for a couple of awards, so don't miss the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat this Sunday starting at 8pm on CBS.

Oh, and in even more DMB news, a live disc titled Live in Las Vegas drops February 9th.

2010/01/25

The White Stripes will release Under Great White Northern Lights on March 16th. The box set will include 2 DVDs (one for the tour documentary Under Great White Northern Lights, another for a 10th anniversary show), a double LP/CD 16 live tracks, exclusive 7 inch vinyl, silkscreened print, and hardcover book of photography. Pre-order the collection now and you'll instantly receive three previously unreleased downloads.

Check out the trailer for Under Great White Northern Lights:

Download a FREE new track from Massive Attack. "Girl I Love You" features Horace Andy on vocals. This song will appear on band's new cd, Heligoland, which drops February 9th.

While you're at it, check out the video below to hear "Saturday Come Slow" by Massive Attack featuring Damon Albarn on vocals. This song will also appear on the band's forthcoming cd.

2010/01/24

January 28th--Lloyd Cole @ Magic Bag
January 28th--Nouvelle Vague @ Crofoot
January 29th--Motion City Soundtrack @ Clutch Cargo's
January 29th--Ben Gibbard/Jay Farrar @ Hill Auditorium
January 30th--Adam Frankin (from Swervedriver) @ PJ's Lager House

February 5th--Shinedown & Puddle of Mudd @ Fillmore (sold out)
February 6th--Shinedown & Puddle of Mudd @ Fillmore

***Postponed****February 6th--Slayer w/ Megadeth @ Cobo*****

February 12th--John Mayer @ Palace
February 16th--Chevelle w/ Sick Puppies
February 18th--Evan Dando @ Majestic Cafe
February 19th--Patti Smith @ St. Andrew's Hall
February 20th--Ashes of Soma cd release party@ Machine Shop
February 29th--Killswitch Engage @ Royal Oak Music Theater
February 26th--Cold @ Machine Shop (Flint)

March 2nd--Alkaline Trio @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 4th--New Found Glory @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 6th--Flogging Molly @ Fillmore
March 9th--Black Eyed Peas @ Palace
March 13th--Muse w/ Silversun Pickups @ Palace
March 15th & 16th--Our Lady Peace @ Centennial Hall (London, Ontario)
March 17th--Dashboard Confessional @ Palace (opening for Bon Jovi)
March 18th--Our Lady Peace @ Fillmore
March 19th--Alice In Chains @ Fillmore
March 23rd--Puscifer @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 24th--Puscifer @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 24th--Manchester Orchestra @ St. Andrew's Hall
March 25th--Matthew Good @ the Shelter
March 27th--Tegan & Sara @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 30th--Spoon @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 30th--You Say Party! We Say Die! @ Crofoot

April 2nd--HIM w/We Are the Fallen @ Clutch Cargos
April 15th--Wedding Present @ Crofoot

May 20th--English Beat @ Magic Bag

June 30th--U2 @ Spartan Stadium in East Lansing

July 30th--Warped Tour @ Comerica Park parking lot

2010/01/21

Korn, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, and Lamb of God will be playing the main stage at the Mayhem Festival 2010. Atreyu, Shadows Fall, Chimaira and more will be playing the other stages. The Detroit date is August 6th at DTE. Check out the official Mayhem website for more info.
The Hope For Haiti telethon is set to roll tomorrow night at 8pm. You'll be able to watch on most regular and cable channels, including MTV. Loads of celebs and musicians will be taking part. Some notable acts include U2, Coldplay, Dave Matthews, and Kid Rock among others.

Starting tomorrow on iTunes, you'll be able to pre-order the Hope For Haiti Now album (for 7.99) , as well as the full two hour video telecast (for 1.99).

For more on the telethon, click right here.

2010/01/19

Wedding Present will be making a rare appearance this April at Crofoot. The band will be performing their cd, Bizarro, in its entirety April 15th. Grab tickets now.

Speaking of Crofoot shows, don't miss French act Nouvelle Vague on January 28th. NV covers all sorts of cool songs from the 80's--stuff from the Smiths, the Cure, the Clash, Yaz, Joy Division, New Order, etc. Should be a fun time...
The Coachella lineup was officially announced today:

FRIDAY APRIL 16: Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, Lucero, DJ Lance Rock, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Proxy, Ra Ra Riot, Deer Tick, Wolfgang Gartner, Aeroplane, Iglu & Hartly, Sleigh Bells, P.O.S., Baroness, Hockey, Little Dragon, White Rabbits, Wale, Kate Miller-Heidke, As Tall as Lions, Jets Overhead, Alana Grace, Pablo Hassan.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17: Muse, Faith No More, Tiƫsto, MGMT, David Guetta, The Dead Weather, Hot Chip, Devo, Coheed and Cambria, Kaskade, 2Many DJ's, Major Lazer, Dirty Projectors, Gossip, Z-Trip, The xx, John Waters, Les Claypool, The Raveonettes, Mew, Sia, Camera Obscura, Tokyo Police Club, Porcupine Tree, Old Crow Medicine Show, Aterciopalados, Bassnectar, Frightened Rabbit, Dirty South, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae, Pretty Lights, Shooter Jennings, RX Bandits, The Almighty Defenders, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Craze & Klever, Zoe, The Temper Trap, Portugal. The Man, Band of Skulls, Girls, Beach House, Steel Train, Frank Turner.

SUNDAY, APRIL 18: Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, De La Soul, Julian Casablancas, Plastikman, Gary Numan, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, MUTEMATH, Deerhunter, Infected Mushroom, Club 75, Matt & Kim, The Big Pink, Gil Scott-Heron, King Khan and the Shrines, Florence and the Machine, Yann Tiersen, Little Boots, Miike Snow, Talvin Singh, Ceu, B.o.B., Babasonicos, Owen Pallett, The Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne, Local Natives, Rusko, The Middle East, Hadouken!, The Soft Pack, Kevin Devine, Paparazzi, Delphic, One EskimO.

Coachella takes place April 16th-18th in Indio, California. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

2010/01/18

Manchester Orchestra will embark on another round of touring next month to support 2009's Mean Everything to Nothing. Don't miss Manchester Orchestra at St. Andrew's Hall on March 24th. Ticket information is still forthcoming.

In related news, MO's guitarist, Robert McDowell, will release a solo cd tomorrow under the moniker Gobotron. McDowell worked on this project on and off over the past two years, and he completed all the work on the cd (all the writing, recording, playing, etc) himself. The title of the cd is On Your Mark, Get Set...

2010/01/17

Dannie Flesher, cofounder of WaxTrax Records died last Sunday at the age of 58. Click here for more details.
M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold has posted a statement about The Rev's (aka Jimmy Sullivan) untimely death on the band's official website:

I don’t know how to start this or know where to begin. First I would like to thank all the fans for their support through the passing of Jimmy. It has been comforting to see his fans, our fans, and everyone in general give their support. Jimmy was my best friend, as he was best friends with many other people including the members of Avenged Sevenfold. He was hands down the greatest person I have ever known. I told him I loved him everyday.

Read the rest of the statement, plus check out a video tribute to the Rev here.

2010/01/16

January 22nd--Theory of a Deadman @ Headliners in Toledo
January 22nd--Yo La Tengo @ Crofoot
January 28th--Lloyd Cole @ Magic Bag
January 29th--Motion City Soundtrack @ Clutch Cargo's
January 29th--Ben Gibbard/Jay Farrar @ Hill Auditorium
January 30th--Adam Frankin (from Swervedriver) @ PJ's Lager House

February 5th--Shinedown & Puddle of Mudd @ Fillmore

***Postponed****February 6th--Slayer w/ Megadeth @ Cobo*****

February 12th--John Mayer @ Palace
February 16th--Chevelle w/ Sick Puppies
February 18th--Evan Dando @ Majestic Cafe
February 19th--Patti Smith @ St. Andrew's Hall
February 20th--Ashes of Soma cd release party@ Machine Shop
February 29th--Killswitch Engage @ Royal Oak Music Theater
February 26th--Cold @ Machine Shop (Flint)

March 2nd--Alkaline Trio @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 4th--New Found Glory @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 6th--Flogging Molly @ Fillmore
March 9th--Black Eyed Peas @ Palace
March 13th--Muse w/ Silversun Pickups @ Palace
March 15th & 16th--Our Lady Peace @ Centennial Hall (London, Ontario)
March 17th--Dashboard Confessional @ Palace (opening for Bon Jovi)
March 18th--Our Lady Peace @ Fillmore
March 19th--Alice In Chains @ Fillmore
March 23rd--Puscifer @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 24th--Puscifer @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 24th--Manchester Orchestra @ St. Andrew's Hall
March 25th--Matthew Good @ the Shelter
March 27th--Tegan & Sara @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 30th--Spoon @ Royal Oak Music Theater

April 2nd--HIM @ Clutch Cargos (tix info tba)

May 20th--English Beat @ Magic Bag

June 30th--U2 @ Spartan Stadium in East Lansing

July 30th--Warped Tour @ Comerica Park parking lot

2010/01/10

A biopic on Ian Dury, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, is in the works. Here's the trailer:

The Slayer/Megadeth tour has been postponed. Hang on to your tickets to the February 6th show scheduled for Cobo, the tour will likely be rescheduled shortly according to the following press release from Slayer:

"Tom gave various medical treatments more than a fair shot," said Slayer's manager Rick Sales, "but they just haven't handled the problem, so he's biting the bullet and is scheduled for back surgery at the end of this month."

This difficult decision made by the band's bassist/vocalist Tom Araya means the cancellation of Slayer's immediate tour plans that include the American and Canadian Carnage Tour dates that were set to kick off on January 18, as well as the band's UK/European headline tour scheduled for March and April. Booking agents for both Slayer and Megadeth are already hard at work rescheduling the tour dates; tickets already purchased for these shows will be honored at the rescheduled dates.

The headbanging Araya, known for aggressively swinging his long mane of hair while performing, began experiencing back problems while on the band's Australian/New Zealand/Japanese tour last October. In spite of his rapidly increasing pain and discomfort, he carried on with the tour, but immediately upon returning home saw an orthopedic specialist who diagnosed a Cervical Radiculopathy. The rocker initially did not want to take the major surgery route, so the specialist recommended a series of minimally-invasive procedures. While those procedures have resulted in some improvement, Araya continues to deal with intermittent bouts of severe pain, numbness and muscle spasms. The surgical procedure that Araya will undergo, called an Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion, is a relatively routine practice and the recovery rate is excellent.

Sales added, "As unfortunate as this is for so many people - the Megadeth and Testament camps, the concerts' promoters, and, of course, the fans - Tom's health is the number one priority, and this has to happen."
****Slayer/Megadeth date has been postponed due to Tom Araya's back surgery****

January 14th--Cribs @ Magic Bag
January 16th--Breaking Benjamin/Three Days Grace/Flyleaf @ Joe Louis
January 16th--City & Colour @ Fillmore
January 16th--Verve Pipe @ the Ark
January 16th--Kool & the Gang @ Caesars Windsor
January 22nd--Theory of a Deadman @ Headliners in Toledo
January 22nd--Yo La Tengo @ Crofoot
January 28th--Lloyd Cole @ Magic Bag
January 29th--Motion City Soundtrack @ Clutch Cargo's
January 29th--Ben Gibbard/Jay Farrar @ Hill Auditorium
January 30th--Adam Frankin (from Swervedriver) @ PJ's Lager House

February 5th--Shinedown & Puddle of Mudd @ Fillmore

***Postponed****February 6th--Slayer w/ Megadeth @ Cobo*****

February 12th--John Mayer @ Palace
February 16th--Chevelle w/ Sick Puppies
February 18th--Evan Dando @ Majestic Cafe
February 19th--Patti Smith @ St. Andrew's Hall
February 29th--Killswitch Engage @ Royal Oak Music Theater
February 26th--Cold @ Machine Shop (Flint)

March 2nd--Alkaline Trio @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 4th--New Found Glory @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 6th--Flogging Molly @ Fillmore
March 9th--Black Eyed Peas @ Palace
March 13th--Muse w/ Silversun Pickups @ Palace
March 15th & 16th--Our Lady Peace @ Centennial Hall (London, Ontario)
March 17th--Dashboard Confessional @ Palace (opening for Bon Jovi)
March 18th--Our Lady Peace @ Fillmore
March 19th--Alice In Chains @ Fillmore
March 23rd--Puscifer @ Royal Oak Music Theater (tix info tba soon)
March 24th--Puscifer @ Royal Oak Music Theater (tix info tba soon)
March 25th--Matthew Good @ the Shelter
March 27th--Tegan & Sara @ Royal Oak Music Theater

May 20th--English Beat @ Magic Bag

June 30th--U2 @ Spartan Stadium in East Lansing

July 30th--Warped Tour @ Comerica Park parking lot

2010/01/05

American Idiot (the musical) is set to open on Broadway in the spring according to Green Day's official website:

Producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman announced today that following the record-breaking and critically acclaimed engagement at Berkeley Rep, the production will begin previews on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 and open on Broadway Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44 Street). The Broadway cast will be announced shortly.

Based on the Reprise Records Grammy® Award-winning album of the same name, AMERICAN IDIOT features the music of Green Day and the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. The show is directed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), who also collaborated with Armstrong on the book, and choreographed by Olivier Award-winning Steven Hoggett (Blackwatch). The Tony-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) is the music supervisor, orchestrator and music arranger. In addition, Kitt also provided string arrangements for Green Day’s latest album 21st Century Breakdown.

Read the rest of the press release here.

2010/01/03

January 9th--the Anvil Experience (showing of Anvil documentary, then a performance by the band) @ Crofoot
January 14th--Cribs @ Magic Bag
January 16th--Breaking Benjamin/Three Days Grace/Flyleaf @ Joe Louis
January 16th--City & Colour @ Fillmore
January 16th--Kool & the Gang @ Caesars Windsor
January 22nd--Theory of a Deadman @ Headliners in Toledo
January 22nd--Yo La Tengo @ Crofoot
January 28th--Lloyd Cole @ Magic Bag
January 29th--Motion City Soundtrack @ Clutch Cargo's
January 29th--Ben Gibbard/Jay Farrar @ Hill Auditorium
January 30th--Adam Frankin (from Swervedriver) @ PJ's Lager House

February 5th--Shinedown & Puddle of Mudd @ Fillmore
February 6th--Slayer w/ Megadeth @ Cobo
February 12th--John Mayer @ Palace
February 16th--Chevelle w/ Sick Puppies (on sale info tba soon)
February 18th--Evan Dando @ Majestic Cafe
February 19th--Patti Smith @ St. Andrew's Hall
February 29th--Killswitch Engage @ Royal Oak Music Theater
February 26th--Cold @ Machine Shop (Flint)

March 2nd--Alkaline Trio @ Royal Oak Music Theater (tix 1/8 at 1pm)
March 4th--New Found Glory @ Royal Oak Music Theater (presale Dec 14, regular tix Dec 18)
March 6th--Flogging Molly @ Fillmore
March 9th--Black Eyed Peas @ Palace
March 13th--Muse w/ Silversun Pickups @ Palace
March 15th & 16th--Our Lady Peace @ Centennial Hall (London, Ontario)
March 17th--Dashboard Confessional @ Palace (opening for Bon Jovi)
March 18th--Our Lady Peace @ Fillmore (tix on sale 1/9)
March 19th--Alice In Chains @ Fillmore
March 23rd--Puscifer @ Royal Oak Music Theater (tix info tba soon)
March 24th--Puscifer @ Royal Oak Music Theater (tix info tba soon)
March 25th--Matthew Good @ the Shelter
March 27th--Tegan & Sara @ Royal Oak Music Theater

June 30th--U2 @ Spartan Stadium in East Lansing

July 30th--Warped Tour @ Comerica Park parking lot

2010/01/01

It's official. Soundgarden is back!