Rock Star Premiere Draws… Rock Stars

Check out WireImage.com for several pictures of rock musicians who came out for the premiere of Rock Star last night in Westwood.

Included at the premiere were Fred Durst, Bret Michaels of Poison, Powerman 5000, Gene Simmons, Shannon Tweed, Paul Stanley, Riki Rocket, Everclear, Korn, Lemmy, Orgy, Stephan Jenkins, and others.

Rumors Of Metal-Sludge.com’s Death Greatly Exaggerated

Apparently yesterday’s message on the home page of Metal-Sludge.com was some sort of temporary glitch or something… In any event, they have a ‘State of the Sludge’ address that apparently talks of some controversy surrounding the site, which may have led to the site being dead yesterday.

P.O.D. Interviewed By CDNow

CDNow has a transcript of their interview with P.O.D. as well as a video feature and an audio download of Masterpiece Conspiracy.

The band addresses the Christian rock moniker and the term itself with Sonny Sandoval saying, “It’s kind of lame. What we’ve always done from the beginning we’ve done with our whole hearts. I always believe that demands respect, and when we’re onstage, whether you agree or disagree, it’s like you’re gonna respect what we do because we’re doing it with our whole hearts.”

The full transcript and audio/video at cdnow.com has since been removed.

Philly.com’s Tom Moon Talks P.O.D. & System Of A Down

Ahead of System of a Down’s Toxicity release today and P.O.D’s Satellite next Tuesday, Tom Moon is talking the end of teen pop dominating the face of TRL. Moon says, “Suddenly the slot dominated all summer by the pained whimpering of boy bands in love – and the rotating Willa Ford-Mandy Moore-Destiny’s Child peep show – was overrun with clanging guitars. A fervent rock backbeat. Two singers screaming in tandem as though determined to penetrate the media din by sheer lung power alone. It felt good. It was overdue.” Philly.com has since removed the article.

Police Pull Plug, System of A Down Fans Riot

A free show planned by LA’s System of A Down in downtown Hollywood Sunday night was cancelled after police feared safety concerns. The crowd responded by destroying not only the band’s equipment, but anything else in their path.

Police and the fire department determined the crowd of 7,000 was too large and unruly to proceed with the show. After fans rushed the stage, they called things off.

Fans though were not told of the cancellation and the police wouldn’t let the band come onstage to announce the cancellation. In fact, other than police telling fans there would be no concert by walking through the audience, no announcement was made.

The full story at VH1.com has since been removed.

Metal-Sludge.com Shuts Down

Went to visit Metal-Sludge.com today and was disappointed to see “We Came We Sludged We Kicked Your Ass” on the home page… and that’s it. Apparently the $.20 CPM that Musicvision’s been paying wasn’t enough for them to keep it going. Too bad.

Staind’s Album Sales Momentum Continues Overseas

Staind’s Break The Cycle debuted at #1 in the UK, #2 in Ireland, and #6 in Australia. The band has played several European festivals to help develop their following outside of the US. The group will tour back in the US for the Family Values Tour beginning in October.

David Lee Roth Review Up

Diamond Dave performed at the Bumbershoot festival Sunday in Seattle. In classic form, Dave hammed it up in a style that no doubt would have pissed the living hell out of Eddie Van Halen. For a full review, check the reviews section of the site. And remember, if you see any shows, be sure to add them to the list.

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