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Fred Durst Covers Pink Floyd For "A Tribute To Heroes"

Sep. 22nd, 2001 | 09:38 am
posted by: immorak in loud

Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst joined members of the Goo Goo Dolls on a cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" during Friday's national telethon, "America: A Tribute To Heroes". Proceeds of the telethon, donations of which can be made at http://www.tributetoheroes.org, will go to the September 11 Telethon Fund, administered by the United Way.

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Bush Battle Back With Golden New Album...

Sep. 22nd, 2001 | 09:43 am
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Seven years ago, Bush singer Gavin Rossdale entered the spotlight screaming the lines, "Everything zen? Everything zen?/ I don't think so." While he was reflecting the frustration and disenchantment of the era, he might well have been singing about Bush circa 2001.

After 1999's techno-influenced The Science of Things failed to compute for many of the band's fans, the English quartet � Rossdale, guitarist Nigel Pulsford, bassist Dave Parsons and drummer Robin Goodridge � went defiantly back into the studio to try to recapture some of their former bluster. And despite what Billboard's charts might suggest, life doesn't end at 30.

"It's so crazy to me that people question whether it's still viable for me to be doing this," Rossdale griped over the phone from his London home shortly before the band released its turbulent new single, "The People That We Love," to radio. (The song had been titled "Speed Kills," but that was changed after the September 11 terrorist attacks. In the single, Rossdale sings, "The things we do to the people that we love/ The way we break into something in the wake/ Destroy the world that we took so long to make.")

"No one should sit down at age 30 and go, 'Well, it's time for the slippers.' You need to express things if you're an artist, and that has nothing to do with age. Sometimes I wish I'd chosen to work in a different medium. No one asks classical musicians or playwrights if they think they're too old to create."

Bush's fourth album, Golden State, arrives October 23 and marks a return to their rock roots. Rossdale has turned back the clock and returned to the visceral rock riffs and yearning, earnest melodies that first inspired him to pick up a guitar.

"We tried to lose our inhibitions and make a primal rock record," he said. "It was a return to the band esthetic. There's something really powerful about four people playing together."

Not all of Golden State is as punchy as "The People That We Love." The opening cut, "Solutions," seesaws between melancholy reflection and guitar bombast. "Superman" opens with brooding bass and ringing guitars before blossoming into a sumptuous chorus. "Fugitive" is choppy and insistent, drawing strength from a propulsive rhythm and eerie, echoing guitar noises. And "Head Full of Ghosts" is a slow, pain-stricken ode full of haunting guitars, aching vocals and the repeated line, "Where is my head, where are my bones?"

"It's a really weird, majestic track," Rossdale said of "Head Full of Ghosts," adding that it might be the record's second single. "It's so mournful and sad. It gets me right in my stomach when I hear it, which is how I know I've done a track right."

Majestic and euphoric overall, Golden State had a shaky beginning last November. After returning to its London rehearsal room following a three-month break, the band took a while to rediscover its collective muse.

"It went slower than we all expected it to," admitted Rossdale. "We were together for five weeks and I was like, 'Oh f---, this sounds really sh--ty!'."

The songs began to take shape two weeks before Christmas, but the entire project was put on hold for 21 days when the Los Angeles studio the band had booked proved unsatisfactory.

"That was a total drag because we didn't want to just go back to rehearsing," Rossdale said. "We lost a bit of momentum but soon got it back. The rest of the experience was really good.

"I love being in the studio," he continued after a long pause. "You play something and hear it back. You try to get it right. You love each other and hate each other. It's crazy, but it's a really cool experience. I'd hate to give it up."

�Jon Wiederhorn (mtv.com)

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Manson Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Assault On Security Guard...

Sep. 22nd, 2001 | 09:45 am
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Marilyn Manson pleaded not guilty Friday (September 21) in an arraignment hearing for accusations of sexual assault that stem from his allegedly rubbing his crotch on a venue security guard's head during an Ozzfest performance in July.

Manson (real name: Brian Warner) appeared in a Clarkston, Michigan, courtroom with his attorney, who entered the not-guilty plea, according to a court spokesperson. The controversial performer was arraigned on two counts: felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, defined in the court complaint as engaging in sexual contact with another person using force or coercion; and misdemeanor assault and battery.

Manson left the courtroom on a $25,000 personal bond. He's due back before the judge on November 9 for a preliminary examination of the charges, the spokesperson said.

An arraignment hearing is the defendant's first appearance before a judge, when the charges are formally presented and he or she has the opportunity to enter a plea or ask for a continuance (postponement) to plead.

On July 30 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, near Detroit, Manson allegedly approached 25-year-old security guard Joshua Keasler, who was standing on the floor between the elevated stage and the crowd. Keasler claims the G-string-clad rocker first spit on his head, then proceeded to rub his genital area over the guard's head and neck, according to a statement from the Oakland County prosecutor's office (see "Marilyn Manson Accused Of Rubbing Crotch On Man's Head").

�Joe D'Angelo (mtv.com)

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Music Without Borders...

Sep. 22nd, 2001 | 09:55 am
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Live from the MuchMusic Environment, Music Without Borders is a national benefit concert and interactive outlet for artists and youth, shedding light on the emotions and questions and issues surrounding the September 11th tragedies.

This Canadian broadcast initiative welcomes international and homegrown superstars Shaggy, Barenaked Ladies, Sarah McLachlan (from Vancouver), Gord Downie & Dinner Is Ruined w/ Julie Doiron, The Tea Party, Baby Blue Soundcrew, Treble Charger, SUM 41, Nelly Furtado, Ed Kowalczyk of Live and more - to perform and contribute to the discussion.

On hand to answer questions, guide discussion and provide context will be a panel of guest experts. During the broadcast, viewers are encouraged to submit their comments or questions via EMAIL (musicwithoutborders@muchmusic.com) and through our special 800 line, 1-800-265-MUCH. In addition, information on how viewers can lend support to fundraising and other efforts will also be featured.

Music Without Borders will be broadcast LIVE and commercial free on MuchMusic, MuchUSA, MuchMoreMusic, Star! The Entertainment Information Station, Canadian Learning Television and CourtTV Canada - with portions of the program airing on CHUM FM, Edge 102 and KISS 92. If you can't get Much, MuchUSA or any of the other channels, the show will be available here too: Anik E2C, Transponder 1A Downlink frequency: 3720 H, channel 1 Audio sub-carriers: Left: 6.8, Right: 6.2 Test window: 1530-1600 ET Show: 1600-2100 ET

- http://www.muchmusic.com/features/musicwithoutborders/

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Sep. 22nd, 2001 | 08:37 pm
posted by: immorak in loud

Ozzy Osbourne has launched a special promotion for fans to pre-order his upcoming new album "Down To Earth", and receive it up to three weeks before it actually hits stores. As an added bonus for ordering early, the first pressing of the album will feature a special limited edition CD that includes a ten minute video montage highlighting Ozzy's career. More info is expected to be made available at http://www.getozzynow.com, this coming Monday, September 24th. For those not interested in such things, the album itself will land in stores on October 16th through Epic. In other news, it seems that due to some copyright problems, Ozzy has been forced to change the name of his upcoming fall tour from Black Christmas to Come All Ye Faithful. At present, Rob Zombie and Mudvayne have been confirmed for the bill, while another act is set to be announced shortly.

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Tony's Soundtrack...

Sep. 22nd, 2001 | 08:38 pm
posted by: immorak in loud

Maverick Records will be releasing "Music From and Inspired by Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3", the Soundtrack to the upcoming videogame "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3", on October 16th. The disc shapes up as follows:
01 - NOFX - "What's The Matter With Parents Today?"
02 - Sum 41 - "Summer"
03 - Alien Ant Farm - "Wish"
04 - Pennywise - "Who's On Your Side"
05 - Drowning Pool - "Follow"
06 - Outkast - "B.O.B."
07 - Onesidezero - "New World Order"
08 - Papa Roach - "Infest"
09 - Millencolin - "Pepper"
10 - Hometown Hero - "Questions"
11 - Pressure 4-5 - "Melt Me Down"
12 - Ozomatli - "Cut Chemist Suite"
13 - Deftones - "Headup"
The videogame itself will follow, hitting stores on the Playstation and Playstation 2 on October 30th.

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The Court Show...

Sep. 22nd, 2001 | 08:38 pm
posted by: immorak in loud

Marilyn Manson is currently in pre-production for his next album, which he is expected to begin recording late this year / early next year. In other news, he attended his arraignment yesterday in Detroit, MI for charges of criminal sexual conduct and assault-and-battery, which stem from an incident that took place at a July 30th Ozzfest show, in which a security guard alleged Manson rubbed his genitals against the guards neck and body. He posted $25,000 bail and is expected to return for another arraignment on November 09th.

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