Haggard, Stuart Lead 'Barnyard' Tour

Haggard, Stuart Lead 'Barnyard' Tour

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 Booked On Drug Charges

Slipknot Bassist Booked On Drug Charges

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.
Top Modern Rock Acts Join 'Weenie Roast'

Top Modern Rock Acts Join 'Weenie Roast'

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's 'Anger' Fumes Early

Metallica's 'Anger' Fumes Early

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.
Malkmus To Open Radiohead Summer Tour

Malkmus To Open Radiohead Summer Tour

Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus and his band the Jicks will open the first leg of Radiohead's upcoming North American tour.
McCartney Triumphantly Returns To Liverpool

McCartney Triumphantly Returns To Liverpool

Paul McCartney got back to where he once belonged yesterday (June 1), wrapping up his world tour with an emotion-charged concert in Liverpool, England, the birthplace of the Beatles.
Producer Mickie Most Dies At 64

Producer Mickie Most Dies At 64

Mickie Most, a music producer who helped craft the sound of the 1960s' British invasion, has died. He was 64. Most died of cancer on Friday at his home in north London, his family said.
N.Y. Philharmonic Merging With Carnegie Hall

N.Y. Philharmonic Merging With Carnegie Hall

The New York Philharmonic, the nation's oldest symphony orchestra, will leave Lincoln Center for Carnegie Hall in a merger of renowned U.S. cultural institutions, the New York Times reports.
Weiland Pleads Innocent To Drug Charges

Weiland Pleads Innocent To Drug Charges

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.

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