Singer Mario arrested for assaulting mother in Baltimore home
Singer and Dancing With The Stars contestant Mario has been arrested and charged with assault for allegedly "pushing" his mother. Mario's mother, who has had drug problems in the past, had appeared on an MTV special with the singer, where he staged an intervention for her. Mario was charged with second-degree assault and released on $50,000 bail.Mario on Thrillcall
3-D to begin spill-over into music videos
Since 3-D has taken mainstream movies by storm, with the wildly successful Avatar at the top of the list, musicians have begun to lean toward production of full concert videos in 3-D as a new way of marketing their music. Already in production are 3-D concerts of Black Eyed Peas and Justin Bieber.
Avatar's director James Cameron believes this will be a whole new facet to the music industry.Black Eyed Peas on ThrillCall
Tom Waits nominated for Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame
12 years after passing the cut-off date for nomination, Tom Waits has been nominated for induction into the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame. Other nominees include: The Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Donovan, and Neil Diamond.Tom Waits on Thrillcall
Trent Reznor set to release score for "The Social Network"
The upcoming movie about the creation of Facebook, The Social Network, has been entirely scored by Trent Reznor. Directed by David Fincher, written by Aaron Sorkin, the movie peers into the beginnings of Facebook. Reznor initially had reservations about scoring the film, citing both the content of the movie and exhaustion from coming off of 2 years of touring. However, his close relationship with Fincher was a deciding factor on commitment to the project. The score for the film will be released Friday, October 1st.Trent Reznor on Thrillcall
A Perfect Circle announce first tour in 6 years
The boys from A Perfect Circle are back with a vengeance. They just announced a short-run small venue tour on the west coast, in what some are speculating to be a precursor to a new album and following national tour.
For each city the band visits, they will perform an APC album in its entirety. Mer De Noms on the first night, Thirteenth Step on the second, and eMOTIVe on the third. VIP packages that include a wine-tasting with frontman Maynard James Keenan (with wine from his very own winery).A Perfect Circle tickets on ThrillCall
Two new American Idol judges announced
Confirmation of the two new judges on American Idol has been announced. Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and pop star/actress Jennifer Lopez will be filling the empty slots for the upcoming season. Randy Jackson will be the only remaining judge from previous seasons.American Idols Live on Thrillcall
Radiohead wrap up recording of new album
In an essay written by Radiohead bass player Colin Greenwood for UK organization Index On Censorship, it is revealed that the band has wrapped up recording on their new album. Greenwood also discussed that they are looking at different release options, in what they say is a "digital landscape that has changed yet again".
Look for Radiohead to release their new record soon, sure to be followed by an extensive world tour.Radiohead on Thrillcall
Surfer Blood ink deal with Warner Bros.
In an attempt to stay relevant in the current music world, Warner Brothers has picked up Surfer Blood, and will be releasing their next LP. Surfer Blood have been turning heads recently, due to their catchy pop-surf sound and constant touring. The band will release a final EP on their current label Kanine before making the jump to the majors.Surfer Blood on Thrillcall
Die Antwoord unveil details of upcoming U.S. debut
Die Antwoord continue to stay in the news, unveiling the (controversial) cover art and track listing for their upcoming Interscope released U.S. debut. The album, entitled $O$, is set to be released October 12th, and is a reworking of a full-length album that was available on their website earlier this year.Die Antwoord on ThrillCall
Lady Gaga sweeps VMA's
Lady Gaga cleaned up nicely at MTV's Video Music awards, garnering Video Of The Year, Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Best Dance Video, Best Collaboration, Best Choreography, Best Direction, and Best Editing awards.
Gaga also turned up on the red carpet with several U.S. servicemen as her escort, who were revealed to be some of those effected by the Armed Forces' "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.Get Lady Gaga tickets here