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Review: Back In Black For The Darkness?

Hot Cakes starts off with a dick joke, and not a very funny one at that. After detailing his past decade’s hardships with cocaine and fame, newly returned frontman of The DarknessJustin Hawkins wails about how every man he met during his formative years wanted to suck his cock. These opening lines to “Every Inch of…

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Perry Farrell “Live Alternative” TV?

Had enough with the crooning amateurs covering tired songs from the seventies on contest-type musical TV shows? Maybe you LIKE to sit through the famous judges critiquing some poor soul’s performance of a lifetime. Not that it’s wrong. Perry Farrell (have you heard of Lollapalooza?)  is proposing a live music series to television networks, reports Entertainment…

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A Monster Copyright Infringement

E! reports that Mike D, Ad-Rock and the estate of the late AdamYauch sued Monster Energy Corp. last week for copyright infringement. The Beasties accused Monster of trying to create “an association” with the trio and its music by using several of their best-known hits — including ‘Sabotage,’ ‘So Whatcha Want,’ ‘Brass Monkey,’ ‘Paul Revere’ and numerous…

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New Jane’s Addiction Album In The Works

Jane’s Addiction, currently on the support tour for their latest release, The Great Escape Artist, are laying plans for a new album and an expansion of the popular summer festival, Lollapalooza. “I’d like to give it a six-month window and just get another Jane’s record out, coming off the heels of The Great Escape Artist,”…

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Tony Sly, No Use for a Name Frontman, Dead at 41

Tony Sly, guitarist and singer for the pop-punk band No Use for a Name, has died, his record label said Wednesday. No cause of death was given. “It is with great sorrow that we must say goodbye to Tony Sly of No Use For A Name,” the group’s label, Fat Wreck Chords, said on its…

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Craig Owens–Back With Chiodos

Chiodos and Craig Owens have reunited this spring and will begin a late summer tour next month. Owens left the band in 2009 and went on to form Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows in 2010.  Chiodos recruited Brandon Bolmer (ex-Yesterdays Rising) as Owens’ replacement, who recorded one album as the group’s frontman (2010’s Illuminaudio) before departing in March along…

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Linkin Park–Living Things

Linkin Park guitarist Brad Delson says the band’s new album, Living Things, came together at lightspeed compared to their previous, much more drawn-out creative efforts. Peter Hodgson of gibson.com recently interviewed Delson. The interview will be published in Beat magazine the first of August. “I think sonically or maybe in terms of song approach this album…

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