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by Kristi Lee // Monday, April 30, 2007 // News // 0 Comments


Papa Roach announced last week that drummer Dave Buckner would not be finishing the tour with the band because of "personal matters." Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix checked in with Launch Radio Networks to set all the rumors straight and confirm Buckner had checked into rehab. Shaddix admits he was a little nervous about losing the bands drummer in the middle of the tour, but was quoted saying "Dave, he went to rehab and went to go clean his act up 'cause he was out of his f***ing mind."
Papa Roach fans don't need to worry the band has a temporary replacement, Tony Palermo, to fill in. Hopefully, by the time the band starts the Bad Boys of Rock Tour with Hinder and Buckcherry in two months Buckner will be healthy and ready to rock out!

by Unknown // Thursday, April 26, 2007 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


Coachella Festival is going on all weekend and AT&T is providing fans with live webcasts from selected artists each day from 3 p.m. (PT) and run through midnight (PT). The exact times for each performance are TBD, however, Blastro does have a list of artists and their webcast performance dates

Friday, April 27:
Arctic Monkeys
Brazilian Girls
Jr. Gong

Saturday, April 28:
Arcade Fire
Regina Spektor

Sunday, April 29:
Crowded House
The Lemonheads
Kaiser Chiefs
Fair to Midland
Damien Rice

Following the live Coachella webcasts, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with the artists, and clips from the events and performances will be available to all AT&T blue room visitors (
Also, after the festival AT&T will choose additional content from the festival to keep in the blue room archives- so stay tuned!

by Kristi Lee // Thursday, April 26, 2007 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


The White Stripes will be release their first single 'Icky Thumb' in iTunes music stores April 26th. Third Man Records/XL Recordings will also be releasing CD and vinyl versions of the 'Icky Thump' single on June 11th in the UK. The band will start touring this summer.


06-01 Nuerburgring, Germany - Rock Am Ring Festival
06-02 Nurnberg, Germany - Rock Im Park Festival
06-04 Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
06-07 Milan, Italy - Idroscalo
06-09 Lisbon, Portugal - Alive Festival
06-11 Paris, France - Zenith
06-14 London, England - Hyde Park (O2 Wireless Festival)
06-15 Leeds, England - Harewood House (O2 Wireless Festival)
06-17 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festival
07-08 Ottawa, Ontario - LeBreton Flats Park (Ottawa Bluesfest)

[Via Antimusic]

by Kristi Lee // Wednesday, April 25, 2007 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


The Raconteurs are in the studio trying to finish their second LP before lead singer Jack White heads out on tour with The White Stripes. White stated this album should be very different from the 2006 "Broken Boy Soldiers" album.

Punk band Sum 41's fourth album "Underclass Hero" will hit stores July 24. The band already has a bunch of live dates scheduled this spring and summer including the Van Warped tour.

Melissa Etheridge is aiming to release an album at the end of 2007. She has already started recording tracks that she begun working on while also rehearsing for the Oscars.

Goth rocker Marilyn Manson's release date is right around the corner. The 11 track album "Eat Me, Drink Me" can be found in stores June 4. Check out Mason's Myspace to get a taste of the album.

Velvet Revolver has officially set a release date for July 3 for their fourth coming album "Liberated." Lead singer Scott Weiland says this album is "very personal and has soul." The band will also start a small North American tour May 3.