Aphex Twin has 6 albums ready for release
Godfather of glitch-techno Aphex Twin reportedly has 6 full-length albums already completed and ready for release. However, being the reclusive, mysterious man he is, there is no sign of a release date for any of the material, nor does anyone know how much, if any, will be released.
Richard D. James came back into the spotlight last month when he teamed up with underground rappers mysteriously turned viral superstars Die_Antwoord at the L.E.D. Festival in the UK for a live set.Aphex Twin on Thrillcall
Weezer announces "Memories Tour"
It seems the whole "our older albums were better so we're touring with those" bug has taken hold of yet another band. Following cues from A Perfect Circle, Weezer have announced they will be playing two dates in each city on their upcoming Memories Tour. The first night will be a performance of their seminal self-titled debut, also known as The Blue Album, and the following night will be the cult-classic Pinkerton. Accompanying them on different legs of the tour will be Best Coast and Free Energy.Get Weezer tickets here
Scissor Sisters cancel upcoming European dates
International queer pop sensations Scissor Sisters have been forced to cancel all of their upcoming mainland European dates due to "funding issues". The group did not comment further, but did state that their upcoming arena tour of the U.K. would not be affected. Refunds will be issued from point of purchase.Scissor Sisters on Thrillcall
RIP Ari Up of The Slits
Highly influential frontwoman of The Slits Ari Up passed away over the weekend. The singer had been battling cancer for quite some time now, and will be greatly missed by the music community. She was 48.The Slits on Thrillcall
Duff joins Axl and Guns N' Roses on stage
Former Guns N' Roses bassman Duff McKagan joined Axl Rose and company on stage at London's O2 Arena for what was McKagan's first appearance on stage with Axl in 17 years. Duff played several G N' R classics with the band, including "You Could Be Mine", "Nice Boys", "Knockin' On Heavens Doors", and "Patience". The surprise appearance happened when the two former bandmates realizes they were staying in the same London hotel.Guns N' Roses on Thrillcall
T.I. sentenced to another 11 months for violating parole
Rapper T.I. has been sentenced to another 11 months in prison for violating his parole when he was pulled over and busted for possession last month. He had apparently talked a would-be jumper down from a building, but that didn't soften the judge's punishment at all. He is expected to be re-incarcerated by Nov. 1st.T.I. on Thrillcall
Eyedea of Eyedea and Abilites dead at 28
Minnesota-based rapper Eyedea, of Eyedea and Abilities passed away over the weekend. He was only 28, but his career spanned 10+ years of success. Eyedea first rose to cult-hero status when he took first place at 1999's Scribble Jam MC Battle, then the 2000 Blaze Battle, catapulting him from a virtual unknown to an underground phenomenon. Signing to hip-hop collective Rhymesayers, Eyedea and Abilities released three full-length albums. Details of his death had not been released as of press time.Eyedea and Abilites on Thrillcall
George Michael released from jail
Embattled pop singer George Michael has been released from jail after serving 4 of the 8 weeks he was sentenced to after crashing his car into a shop in London while high on marijuana and prescription drugs.
Michael, who said he "just wants to start over", has also been fined 1,250 pound and lost his driver's license for 5 yeears.George Michael on Thrillcall
Ozzy Osbourne not pleased with Westboro Baptist Church
The self-proclaimed Prince Of Darkness has come out against the hate-mongering Westboro Baptist Church for their use of his hit song Crazy Train during a press conference. Ozzy Osbourne released the following statement in regards to the incident: “I am sickened and disgusted by the use of ‘Crazy Train’ to promote messages of hate and evil by a ‘church,’". Ozzy has not said as of yet whether he will take legal action against the church.Ozzy Osbourne on Thrillcall
Gayngs' tour bus stolen en route to Austin City Limits Fest
At approximately 4:30am en route to the Austin City Limits Music Festival (as well as their final tour stop), slow-jam rockers Gayngs reported their tour bus, with all gear and personal belongings on board, stolen. The bus's driver was not able to be reached, and the band's crew made the initial report to police. The band is expected to reschedule their Austin date.Gayngs on Thrillcall