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Man Arrested For Allegedly Posting Unreleased Guns N' Roses Tracks On Internet

Russell Hall
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08.28.2008

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Federal authorities have arrested a man on suspicion of posting unreleased Guns N’ Roses tracks on the Internet. As reported by the Associated Press, FBI agents allege that Kevin Cogill, a 27-year-old with no known affiliation with the band, violated copyright laws by posting tracks from Guns N’ Roses’ long-awaited forthcoming album, Chinese Democracy, on his Web site
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Listen to AC/DC's New Single, 'Rock N Roll Train'

Gabriel J. Hernandez
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08.28.2008

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It's finally here! AC/DC's new single "Rock N Roll Train," which is the very first single from their new, yet-to-be-released album titled Black Ice, debuts today on radio stations across America. If you haven't heard it yet, click on the video below and sit back and absorb Angus' blistering, signature SG sound in all its glory! After nearly 40 years of rockin' the world, the Aussie boys abviously still have what it takes. We don't think you'll be disappointed.
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Koko Taylor’s Backing Band Injured in Van Accident

Russell Hall
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08.27.2008

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Blues legend Koko Taylor’s backing band, the Blues Machine, was involved in a serious van accident in Wisconsin on Saturday. Taylor herself was not in the van, but guitarists Calvin Louden and Shunsuke Kikuta, bassist Ricky Nelson, drummer Brian Parker and keyboardist Stanley Banks all suffered broken bones and required surgery.
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New Guitar Company To Be Launched By Dean Zelinsky

Russell Hall
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08.27.2008

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Pioneering guitar maker Dean Zelinsky has announced the formation of a new company that will produce a new brand of guitars. Dubbed DBZ Guitars, the new line will purportedly “take guitar design to the next level” and will “do for guitars what custom bike builders have done for the motorcycle industry.”
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Remembering Gibson Friend David Vinopal

Ellen Mallernee
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08.27.2008

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Gibson lost an amazing friend when David Vinopal passed away on Sunday, Aug. 17 in Saranac Lake, New York. He was 65. The beloved author and musician ? whose lifelong motto was “only a Gibson is good enough” ? is best known for having co-written 1994’s Gibson’s Fabulous Flat-Top Guitars, one of the most definitive books in the musical instruments industry and one referenced daily in the Gibson editorial office.
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Jack Osbourne Out to Fix Ozzy’s ‘Bumbling’ Reputation With New Film

Ellen Mallernee
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08.26.2008

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Ozzy Osbourne’s son Jack told “Rolling Stone” that he’s hatched a plan to mend his father’s ‘senile, funny, bumbling’ reputation after it was ? in Jack’s opinion ? marred by four seasons of “The Osbournes,” the MTV reality show that starred the Osbourne family from 2002 - 2005.
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News Bytes: Judas Priest and Jimmy Kimmel; Little Feat and Friends; Lynyrd Skynyrd and John 5

Gabriel J. Hernandez
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08.26.2008

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Judas Priest Enjoys 2008, Readies First Late-Night Appearance—For heavy metal legends Judas Priest, who’ve been around since the early 1970s and have sold over 35 million albums worldwide, 2008 is proving to be one of the best years in the band’s nearly 40-year career. So far in 2008, the band’s Nostradamus—their first-ever concept album—is the highest-charting U.S. album of their career. On Sept. 2, the band will also make their late-night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where Priest will play a free 5-song mini-concert in Los Angeles, California. The band is giving away free tickets to the event on a first-come, first-serve basis at www.1iota.com, and anyone requesting tickets must be at least 16 years old with a valid ID. Good luck!
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Lamb Of God Return

Jonah Bayer
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08.26.2008

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Metal monoliths Lamb Of God just announced that they’ve finished recording the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated 2006 effort, “Sacrament.”
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Lou Reed Revisits ‘Berlin’

Jonah Bayer
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08.26.2008

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On September 30, Matador Records will digitally release “Lou Reed’s Berlin: Original Film Soundtrack” (the physical release will be Oct. 7), set to coincide with the DVD release of Julian Schnabel’s film “Lou Reed’s Berlin.”
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Jason Bonham Leaving Foreigner to Jam with Page and Jones

Gabriel J. Hernandez
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08.25.2008

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Drummer Jason Bonham, son of Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham, confirmed last week in a radio interview that he’s leaving his gig with Foreigner at the end of August. Bonham, who played with the reunited Zeppelin at their one-off show last December at the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert at London’s O2 Arena, revealed that he’s traveled to England “a couple of times” in recent weeks to work with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones on new material.
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