April 19th, 2001
Casey Chaos and crew hit the UK this June for a short tour to promote their next single - The Waiting 18. The punk revolutionaries will be ripping apart, setting alight to, and possibly bleeding on the following venues:
14 June - Bristol University
15 June - Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
April 18th, 2001
Flaming Lips make film about "Christmas on Mars".
The Flaming Lips are working on a film, described as a "futuristic fairytale" by the band's frontman Wayne Coyne.
Coyne looks like he has suspended work on the band's new LP to complete preparations for the film, which is, according to the b»
Dimitri Minakakis, lead singer and co-founder of Dillinger Escape Plan, has left the band to pursue non-music related endeavors.
Both Dimitri and the rest of the band would like to make it very clear that the parting was 100% mutual; and in no way due to dysfunction between members. Dillinger Escape P»
One of the most prestigious music awards recognising talent and achievement in music - The Ivor Novello Awards - has pitted Coldplay up against S Club 7 and Bob the Builder to win Best Song Musically And Lyrically. The choices are not as odd as it may seem as these awards rely h»
April 17th, 2001
April 16th, 2001
Belle and Sebastian have finally announced something new, the first release after the pretty awful but excellently titled "Fold your hands child, you wank like a peasant"
The news comes after the bands first gig of the millenium, which was held at Glasgows Nice'n Sleazy infront of just 150 people.
Former Pixies front man, Frank Black, and his band, the Catholics, had their trailer, which contained all of their gear, stolen. The value of everything is approximately $60,000 to $75,000 and was stolen from the parking lot of the Lester, Pennsylvania Econo Lodge (just outside of Philadelphia). The items taken i»
Record company Atlantic have lost Bad Religion to the bands founding label, Epitaph Records, the label owned by Brett Gurewitz, a founding member of the 21-year-old punk band. They band left Epitaph in 1993 and released 7 albums for Atlantic before this move. The group is writing and recording material for its ne»
American rockers Live are asking fans for opinions of six new songs. Depending on popularity, some may be used to complete their new album. If you wish to have a say, they are posted at www.getlivemp3.com. As of yet, there is no release date for the album, the follow-up to 'The Distance to Here'. »
I am sad to say that Joey Ramone, lead singer of the legendary punk band The Ramones, died Sunday April 16th at the age of 49. Joey (real name Jeffrey Hyman) did not respond to treatment for lymphatic cancer, a disease that attacks the body's ability to fight infection. In the 70's, The Ramones were one of »
April 14th, 2001
Perry Farrel, former frontman for Jane's Addiction and Porno For Pyros has finally got a release date for his much anticipated solo album. The album, titled 'Song Yet to be Sung' is set to be released on the Virgin label on June 19th. Reports said it was near completion March of last year. Farrel has descri»
US ska/funk band Smash Mouth are back in the studio working on their 3rd album. The album, which will be self-titled, is well under way and a few working titles for the song have been released, such as 'Out Of Site', 'Spooky Thing' and 'Hold You High'. No release date has been set as of yet, but the band w»
Mr Barry Hogan reveals all on his website, sorry I mean the All Tomorrow's Parties website.
After calling people who had genuine complaints about this years festival, "miserable fucking pricks," "soap dodging students," and "tossers" Mr Hogan then cleared up the story about the bigger venue:
April 13th, 2001
SECONDS OUT... ROUND ONE Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett and Steve Martin, the head of the publicity firm Nasty Little Man, which represents the band, are to have a boxing match at a gym in lower Manhattan. The fight, set for 7:30 p.m. ET on the 20th of April is open to the public at the Churc»
Cold have alledgedly dropped out of the Ozzfest 2001 and will instead tour with Staind and newcomers Puddle of Mudd. Staind’s new album, “Break the Cycle”, is due for release on May 8th. New comers Puddle of Mudd’s debut album is expected in July on the Fred Durst's label, Flawless Records.»
Weezer have given a preliminary name for the new album. The tentativly titled 'Green Album', Weezer’s first new album in almost five years, will be released on May 15th. They have also pulled out of appearing in this years Vans Warped Tour in America saying that they hadn't signed anything official to tie them to»
U.S rapper Jay-Z, due in court in 3 days to face charges that he stabbed a record executive, was arrested early Friday morning when police allegedly found a loaded gun in his bodyguard's waistband. Jay-Z is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, April 16th on charges of stabbing music industry executive Lance "U»
Hundred Reasons - Kerrang readers' favourite unsigned band - have announced details of their first ever nationwide headline tour in May. It is an ambitious 18-date tour for the band which as still unsigned despite huge support from the public and media following their debut release entitled "1" on Fierce Panda Records»
In a recent interview, legendary LA ska-punkers, Goldfinger announced Less than Jake to be "baloney-sandwich-eating buffons", as well as "a bunch of two-faced, shit-talking girls". In what seemed like a call to arms, they also asked that a tape be played to Less than Jake telling them that Goldfinger's patience has run»
April 11th, 2001
The delightful Barry Hogan, promoter behind the All Tomorrows Parties festivals, has revealed some of the acts for next years UK festival.
In the programme for this years event, the Foundation main man wrote in 'A promoter's dream...' that Shellac "agreed to curate the following year on April 19th-21s»
April 10th, 2001
Sunna have announced the following dates, for the 2nd leg of their "I'm not touring" tour: MAY Tue 1 Oxford Zodiac Wed 2 Cardiff Barfly Thu 3 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms Fri 4 Norwich Arts Centre Sun 6 Leeds Cockpit Mon 7 Liverpool Lomax Tue 8 RADIO 1 ROCK SHOW live session (show starts midnight) Thu 10 G»
Air will play the London Shepherds Bush Empire on April 25. The one-off gig marks their first live appearance in the UK for two years, and precedes the release of their third full-length studio album, 10,000 Hz Legend, on 28 May. The ambient electronica outfit will also release a single, R»
Sonic Youth-esque art rockers Blonde Redhead have just announced a one-off UK date at The Barbican Centre in London on the 6 May. The band will be supporting Arto Lindsay as part of a New York Urban Beats night. More acts are expected to be confirmed shortly. Tickets are priced £14 - £17.5»
April 9th, 2001
Bladly Drawn Boy releases new single Spitting in the Wind (On Twisted Nerve through XL) on the 7th of May. The single title has been changed from "Pissing in the Wind" to "spitting in the wind" after fears that the original name would offend people, which would affect radio airplay. Joan Collins has agre»