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by Kristi Lee // Wednesday, August 27, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


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

FBI agents arrested 27-year-old Kevin Cogill this morning (Aug. 27) on suspicion of violating federal copyright laws. Federal authorities say Cogill posted nine unreleased Guns N' Roses songs on in June. The songs were later removed but spread quickly across the Internet.

According to an arrest affidavit, Cogill admitted to agents that he posted the songs on his Web site.

"Chinese Democracy" has been in the works for more than a decade, with frontman Axl Rose the only remaining original member of the once mighty group. Rumblings that the album may finally be out this fall, possibly as a Best Buy exclusive, have not been confirmed by Guns N' Roses or its management.

[via Billboard]

by Kristi Lee // Tuesday, August 26, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


Fresh off their massively successful stint on the main stage of this summer's inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest, DragonForce aren't content to take a break. The band will hit the U.S. for a six-week headline tour that hits major markets, supporting their new album, "Ultra Beatdown," which lands on retail shelves today, August 26.

DragonForce is a touring machine, but their last headline tour occured two years ago in September 2006. It was a sold-out spectacle that cemented the band's reputation as a live powerhouse. Turisas will serve as main support for the tour, which kicks off on November 1 and runs through December 19.

Here are the newly announced Dragonforce tour dates:

Nov. 1 - Pipeline Café - Honolulu, HI
Nov. 3 - The Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA
Nov. 5 - The Warfield - San Francisco, CA
Nov. 7 - Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 8 - SOMA - San Diego, CA
Nov. 10 - Marquee - Phoenix, AZ
Nov. 11 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 13 - The Great Salt Air - Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 14 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
Nov. 15 - Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
Nov. 17 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
Nov. 18 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
Nov. 19 - Stubbs - Austin, TX
Nov. 21 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
Nov. 22 - House of Blues - Orlando, FL
Nov. 23 - House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
Nov. 25 - Roseland Ballroom - New York, NY
Nov. 26 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
Nov. 28 - Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
Nov. 29 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Nov. 30 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
Dec. 2 - The Medley - Montreal, QC Canada
Dec. 3 - Imperial - Quebec City, QC Canada
Dec. 5 - Kool Haus - Toronto, ON Canada
Dec. 6 - Royal Oak Music Theater - Royal Oak, MI
Dec. 7 - Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
Dec. 9 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
Dec. 10 - Congress Theater - Chicago, IL
Dec. 12 - MYTH - Minneapolis, MN
Dec. 13 - Burton Cummings Theatre - Winnipeg, MB Canada
Dec. 15 - Events Centre - Edmonton, AB Canada
Dec. 16 - MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB Canada
Dec. 19 - Croation Cultural Centre - Vancouver, BC Canada

[via Metal Underground]

by Kristi Lee // Monday, August 25, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Nothing says metal like flip flops and Armani!

by Kristi Lee // Friday, August 22, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


Ludo brings us one of the biggest hits of the summer "Love Me Dead," and brings it live to anyone who has hit up Warped Tour. For those of us who couldn't make it or just can't get enough of Ludo lets you in to Ludo's diary! Check it out here

For more Ludo check out this EXCLUSIVE acoustic set from SXSW!