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SCOTT WEILAND: DUI Trial Postponed

MTV.com reports: "Scott Weiland got a breather on Friday when his DUI trial was postponed. He's next due in court on May 11, two days before his band VELVET REVOLVER are set to launch their tour in St. Louis." VELVET REVOLVER's debut album, "Contraband", is scheduled for release on June 8 through RCA Records. The ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Denounces Music Industry 'Censorship'

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland has posted the following cryptic message on the group's official web site: "I'm disgusted with the music industry. Since making my last record two years ago, I've encountered more censorship in the past three months than in ten active years with [STONE TEMPLE PILOTS]. Let's hear it for the lambs! ...

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KURT COBAIN Guitar Brings $117,500 At Auction

A guitar owned by Kurt Cobain during his early days with NIRVANA was purchased for $117,500 in the "Icons of 20th Century Music Auction" conducted Saturday by Heritage Galleries of Dallas. The guitar is a right-handed model that was modified to be played by a left-handed guitarist, according to Billboard.com. It is the only known ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: More U.S. Dates Planned In June

VELVET REVOLVER's U.S. tour in support of their debut album, "Contraband", has been extended into the second half of June. The trek is currently shaping up as follows: May 13 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant May 14 - Kansas City, MO @ Memorial Hall May 15 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest May 19 ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Slither' To Become Available As A Digital Download

VELVET REVOLVER's first single, "Slither", will be available as a 99-cent digital download from various online outlets (including iTunes, Napster, Real, and Walmart.com) beginning on Tuesday, April 20. "Slither" comes off the group's much-anticipated debut, "Contraband", due on June 8 through RCA Records. For the "Slither" video, VELVET REVOLVER — lead vocalist Scott Weiland, guitarist ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Tour Dates Announced

VELVET REVOLVER will jump-start the June 8 release of their much-anticipated debut album, "Contraband" (RCA), with their first-ever tour. Launching May 13 in St. Louis, the intimate venue trek will take the band — who've only played one show before (last year in Los Angeles) — across the U.S. into such cities as New York, ...

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NARDWUAR's NIRVANA Interviews Posted Online

Canadian comic interviewer Nardwuar interviewed NIRVANA (mostly Kurt Cobain) and Courtney Love on January 4, 1994, and separately bassist Krist Novoselic back on March 8, 1991 and May 20, 1999. Audio to the interviews has been added to his official web site to mark the 10-year anniversary of Cobain's death. Download and listen to the ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Video Clip Posted Online

VELVET REVOLVER's official web site is currently hosting the first of several weekly video clips to be released prior to the release of the group's debut album, "Contraband". Download the first clip at this location. "Slither", the first single from "Contraband", will go for radio adds on April 12. Listen to the song ...

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Former SPINESHANK Singer Resurfaces In TEMPER: Audio Available

Former SPINESHANK singer Jonny Santos has resurfaced in a brand-new Los Angeles-based band called TEMPER. Joining vocalist/guitarist Santos in the new formation are ex-THE FAMILY DOG members Matt Geiger (drums) and Rob Galvin (bass), plus relative unknowns Jeremy "Jermz" Harper (beat box) and Chris Darlinghouse (samples). Citing such diverse influences as NIRVANA, MÖTLEY CRÜE, FOO ...

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'Dateline' To Investigate KURT COBAIN's 'Apparent' Suicide

A special two-hour "Dateline NBC" airing this Friday (April 2) at 8 p.m. ET/PT will reportedly attempt to explore what really happened to NIRVANA singer Kurt Cobain ten years after his apparent suicide. The show is expected to include interviews with Courtney Love's father, Hank Harrison, and Tom Grant, the well-known Los Angeles private investigator ...

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TENEBRE Part Ways With Singer

Sweden's TENEBRE have parted ways with vocalist Victor Fradera. Or so it would appear. "As of today, Victor sings no more in TENEBRE," the band write in a March 24 post on their web site. "After becoming a born-again Christian, Victor has decided not to spread the gospel of Darkness but instead singing in a ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: DUI Case Postponed

MTV.com reports: "A California court has postponed the DUI case of VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland until April 23. Last October, Weiland was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs after crashing his BMW into a parked van. On Tuesday, the singer is scheduled to receive a progress report from the Los Angeles district ...

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DAVE GROHL To Appear On FUSE TV's 'Uranium' This Friday

FOO FIGHTERS frontman and former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl will be appearing on Fuse TV's heavy metal program "Uranium" this Friday, March 19. Dave stops by to talk with host Juliya about all things metal in honor of his critically acclaimed "old-school metal" project PROBOT. Also stopping by to take part in the interview are ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Contraband' Release Pushed Back To June

The release date of VELVET REVOLVER's much-anticipated debut album, "Contraband", has been postponed to June 8 from the previously announced May 18, according to the web site of the group's record label, RCA Records. No reason was given for the delay. The album's first single, "Slither", will be delivered to radio for airplay consideration in ...

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Report: KURT COBAIN Wanted To Quit NIRVANA And Join HOLE

Reuters is reporting that NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain was considering quitting the band to work with his wife, singer Courtney Love, in the months prior to his death, according to a previously unpublished interview. Cobain reportedly said he had a stronger musical affinity with Love's band HOLE than he had found with any other musicians, ...

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