Blogger Arrested Over Guns N’ Roses Leaks

Federal authorities say they have arrested a blogger suspected of streaming songs from Guns N' Roses unreleased album, "Chinese Democracy," on his Web site.

Replacements Drummer Steve Foley Dies

Steve Foley, who played drums with the Replacements at the tail end of their career, died last weekend in Minneapolis. He was 49.

Snow Patrol Sets Date For ‘Suns’

Snow Patrol has set an Oct. 28 U.S. release date for its fifth album, "A Hundred Million Suns." First single "Take Back the City" arrives Oct. 13 in the U.K., in tandem with a video shot by Alex Courtes.

Jonas Brothers Begin Second Week At No. 1

Despite a huge drop-off from the gaudy numbers it posted last week, the Jonas Brothers begin a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "A Little Bit Longer." The Hollywood set sold 147,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, 72% less than its debut total of 525,000.

Flobots To Rock With Rage At DNC In Denver

Up-and-coming rock outfit Flobots will play a free show today (Aug. 27) in front of a hometown crowd at the Denver Coliseum during the Democratic National Convention, alongside Rage Against The Machine and the Coup.

Genesis Wraps Reissue Series With 13-Disc Box

Rhino's comprehensive Genesis reissue campaign will conclude Nov. 11 with the release of "Genesis: 1970-1975," a 7-CD/6-DVD collection loaded with rare material and 5.1 DTS audio mixes.

SLIPKNOT

The moment is burned into the mind of Roadrunner Records president Jonas Nachsin. It was 1999, and his label had convinced Ozzfest organizers to put its newly signed band, Slipknot, on the festival's second stage.

Jay-Z To Open Renovated Hollywood Palladium

After undergoing renovations for more than a year, the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles will open its doors Oct. 15 with a concert by Jay-Z. The rapper will be backed by a 12-piece band.

Manager: No Britney At VMAs This Year

Britney Spears won't perform on this year's MTV Video Music Awards, according to her manager. "Contrary to media reports, Britney was never slated to perform on this year's VMAs," manager Larry Rudolph said in a statement.

Hatebreed Goes Covers Crazy On Next Album

Hatebreed's upcoming covers album started "just for the fun of it," according to guitarist Frank Novinec, but is now on track for a 2009 release.

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