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14/01/04
Linkin Park le dessin animé !
Le groupe,









Linkin Park prépare le tournage de son prochain vidéo-clip. Le film illustrera le 4ème single "Meteora".


Sans donner plus d'information sur le clip, Mike Shinoda a déclaré : "It's heavy on the animation. And when we say animation, we're not meaning CGI [computer-generated imagery].
Linkin Park
This is the real deal, hand-drawn animation. So it's gonna be pretty cool. I mean, that could mean anything from, like, Thomas the Choo Choo Train to 'Akira.' So you can imagine Linkin Park rolling around with some Care Bears. It'd be pretty hot."
 
Ozzy Osbourne annule sa tournée anglaise
Après un accident de moto...









...survenu le 5 décembre dernier et au cours duquel Ozzy Osbourne s'était frotté à la Faucheuse, celui-ci a finalement baissé les bras et annulé les 20 dates de concerts annoncés en Angleterre, dont un show au "Wembley Arena" de Londres et un autre au "NEC" de Birmingham.
Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy a déclaré au sujet de cette annulation : "I am deeply disappointed, but it's out of my control. Right now I need to concentrate on my recovery and unfortunately this is something I cannot rush." Il a ajouté : "I have to take things one step at a time now. I look forward to being back on stage as and when the doctors tell me I am fit and ready."
 
Pas de tournée Def Leppard et Kiss
Le groupe,









Def Leppard a coupé court aux rumeurs sur une éventuelle tournée avec Kiss. Leppard a déclaré qu'il consacrait tout son temps à l'enregistrement d'un nouvel album.


Dans un message posté sur son site, Leppard a déclaré : "Happy new year!. The first news of 2004 deals with a popular rumor that has been floating around for a while now. So, to set the record straight... No matter what you read on any web site, no matter what you read in any article, no matter what you hear or see on any station, and no matter what anyone tells you: Def Leppard has NO plans of doing a 2004 tour with KISS.
Def Leppard
There are no concrete touring plans at all and the band has given their top priority to working on their next album, the follow-up to 2002's X. If and when there are any plans for any Def Leppard tours or shows, then it will be published on the Tour page. [of the official website defleppard.com]"
 
Firehouse débarque en Europe
Le groupe,






Firehouse fera la promotion de son dernier album "Prime Time", sorti en 2003.


Après un concert à Saginaw, aux States, le 10 janvier, le groupe débarquera à Madrid, pour l'ouverture du festival "Nemelrock"
Firehouse
 
''The Curse of Blondie''
Un album hommage à Joey Ramone,








prévu chez "Sanctuary Records" en mars. Blondie a aussi prévu dans faire la promotion sur les routes américaines.


Cet album marquera le retour du groupe, qui s'était réuni en 1998 après 16 ans de break. En ouverture on retrouve Deborah Harry sur la chanson "Shakedown". ou encore "Rapture", "Undone", "Heart of Glass", "Dreaming" et "Background Melody (The Only One)".
Blondie
Blondie rend aussi hommage à Joey Ramone avec "Hello Joe", une chanson écrite par Harry en 2001, après la mort du musicien.


Harry a déclaré : "I had been to Joey's wake, the funeral and the cemetery, and it was just all of the people and friends and musicians from the CB scene. Some of them I hadn't seen for more than ten years, and it was just so moving. Joey was always a sweetheart. I really loved the band obviously. To have him go like that and then right afterwards Dee Dee, it's just completely shocking. So I wanted to write something. I know it doesn't make much sense because the music doesn't really have anything to do with what the Ramones do, but it's a tribute."
 
''Hot Stove, Cool Music'' l'album de charité
Composé par...









...Pearl Jam, Paul Westerberg, Dropkick Murphys, Letters To Cleo's Kay Hanley, American Hi-Fi ou les Allman Brothers, cet compilation sortira le 20 janvier chez "Fenway Recordings".


L'album propose une version live de "Bu$hleaguer" de Pearl Jam, un inédit de Westerberg intitulé "Outta My System" ou encore "The Dirty Glass".
Pearl Jam
Parmi les autres stars on remarquera Janovitz, Peter Wolf, Dicky Barrett leader de Mighty Mighty Bosstones et le membres du "Boston Red Sox".


Track liste de "Hot Stove, Cool Music" :

- "Rock and Roll (Part 2)," Hot Stove All Stars

- "Bu$hleaguer," Pearl Jam (live, 4/1/03)

- "Your Summer Baby," Kay Hanley

- "Outta My System," Paul Westerberg

- "Rock and Roll (Part 1)," Hot Stove All Stars

- "The Dirty Glass," Dropkick Murphys with Kay Hanley

- "Carol," Peter Gammons

- "Hit That," the Gentlemen

- "Desdemona," the Allman Brothers Band

- "Open Yours," Stickfigure featuring Jack McDowell

- "Rockin' in the Free World," Trauser featuring Theo Epstein

- "Wrapped in the Arms of Another," Susan Tedeschi

- "Past Due," Sandfrog featuring Scott Spezio

- "Hoy Hoy," Little Feat

- "You," Flynn

- "Hi-Fi Killer," American Hi-Fi

- "Summertime Blues," Fabulous Penetrations featuring Peter Gammons
 
Le retour de Fantomas !
Mike Patton,









chanteur du groupe Faith No More, Trevor Dunn bassiste de Mr. Bungle, Buzz Osbourne guitariste de Melvins et Dave Lombardo batteur de Slayer, composent Fantomas.


Le groupe se prépare à sortir son troisième album intitulé "Delirium Cordia". Cette nouveauté est prévue chez "Ipecac Records", le 27 janvier.


Patton a déclaré : "my version of ambient music. It's dealing with larger blocks of sound and putting them together.
Faith No More
Mood music, I like to call it. Obviously we still get around to making a lot of jarring sounds — there's a lot of nasty stuff on there but it's not like the band is attacking you with a chainsaw. It's more seductive."