Marty Stuart will shepherd a six-act country music festival through America's heartland beginning July 6 in Sierra Vista, Ariz. The two-month Electric Barnyard Tour will also feature Merle Haggard, BR5-49, Connie Smith, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, and the Old Crow Medicine Show.
Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was arrested yesterday (June 1) after a car accident in Des Moines, Iowa, police tell Billboard.com. Gray reportedly ran a red light and collided with another car proceeding through an intersection. The musician's behavior was erratic, and when police arrived on the scene, they found small amounts of marijuana, a substance that tested positive for cocaine, and two syringes in his Porsche.
Foo Fighters, the White Stripes, the Deftones, Blur, Godsmack, and Staind are among the 19 bands slated to perform at Los Angeles radio station KROQ's annual Weenie Roast festival concert, set for June 14 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, Calif.
Metallica has moved the release of its upcoming Elektra album, "St. Anger," up to Thursday (June 5) from its scheduled June 10 arrival. According to the label, the move is being made "to ensure that counterfeit copies of the band's first studio album in six years do not proliferate in the marketplace." In the past year, release dates for high-profile albums from Eminem and 50 Cent were moved forward for similar reasons.
Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland pleaded innocent today (June 2) to drug charges in Los Angeles, and said he would again enter a rehabilitation program to try to kick persistent heroin and cocaine habits, court officials said.