Whats Going Down in London Town & Other Exciting News From Across The Globe!
By Lis Booth
I start off with Some very exciting East Bay news for February...


Here are the track names from the upcoming "Griller" EP:
- Stigma
- West of Texas (Part 2)
- Prettiest Girl
- We Need to Talk (It's Not You, It's Us)

The Frustrators have been on Facebook updating daily, The new Ep is at press.. the 2 vinyls will have special artwork. and dates of their gigs have been released..

Here are The Frustrators Tour Dates For FEBRUARY


Friday, Feb. 18th @ 924 Gilman St. - Berkeley!
Saturday, Feb. 19th @ Bottom of the Hill - SF (Matinee Show)!
Sunday, Feb. 20th @ Rickshaw Stop - SF!


Friday, Feb. 25th @ venue to be announced!
Sunday, Feb. 27th @ The Troubadour - LA!
and maybe more to come... So stay tuned here and our Twitter feed @Frustrators for late-breaking news as it develops. YEAH!!

They haven't been around for a few years and these are gonna be some gigs NOT TO MISS...
Do you not know who the Frustrators are??
Mike Dirnt from Green day
Jason Chandler - Awesome Artist/Musician
Terry Lineham - Musician
Art Tedeschi - Musician..
Find them on facebook at http://facebook.com/TheFrustrators. They also now have a Twitter follow them.... http://twitter.com/frustrators
MIKE DIRNT Joined Billie Joe Armstrong on stage with The American Idiot cast on 22nd January
SOCIAL DISTORTION released their new Album on January 18th. and are currently on Tour... woo!
This month we have the MTV Europe awards in Feb.. much news on that over at mtv.co.uk
Hundreds Of John Lennon Letters To Be Published - Widow Yoko Ono sells rights for £500,000…
Personal letters written by John Lennon are to be published after Yoko One sold the rights for a reported £500,000.
Publishing house Orion Books will release the letters in a book form in October 2012 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first hit, Love Me Do.
Diddy Announces Free Gig in London,TBA And he wants to perform at the royal wedding In April.
David Beckham Files Lawsuit over Hooker incident claiming that the accusations made by prostitute Irma Nici caused him "severe emotional distress, including extended humiliation, embarrassment, anger and worry," and refuting a claim that he paid her $10,000 in cash.
The footballer is suing Nici and magazine publisher Bauer, who printed the claims in September, for $25m.
David & Victoria are expected to have their baby due in summer in LA.The decision was made to fit in with David’s LA Galaxy commitments, as he will be back playing for them when the child arrives in July.
The Who, Jeff Beck, Blondie, Richard Ashcroft played on January 13th @ Hmv Apollo Hammersmith London for The Killing Cancer charity PDT, PDT was set up six years ago to fund the development of a new style of non-invasive cancer treatment, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT).
PDT is an expensive new revolutionary development, that uses a combination of light and a drug, that stops the oxygen from reaching the target cells.
Due to the cost of this new treatment of PDT, a concert in aid of the Killing Cancer charity has been put together by two very influential people in the world of rock,
Harvey Goldsmith, rock concert promoter and manager of The Who, Bill Curbishley.
Money from this once in a life time concert, will help go towards a revolutionary therapy that will change the lives of millions of cancer sufferers worldwide.
The only two members left of The Who, Roger Daltry and Pete Townsend have been supporting cancer charities for a while now.
Arctic Monkeys have started work on their fourth album with producer James Ford - The band are hoping to release it later this year.
We have a bit of a Baby Boom going on amongst the celebs for 2011...
Muse's Matthew Bellamy and actress Kate Hudson are having a Baby! Kate is currently 14 weeks pregnant!, Us Weekly reported. "It was not planned, but they are excited and embracing it," Victoria & David Beckham announce they re to have a baby in the summer...
Penny Lancaster & Rod Stewart have about a month to go, This will be Rods seventh time round!!
Pink is Due in the Spring..
Wag Abbey Clancy reveals she 6mths pregnant ans still wearing a size 8 and enjoying lots of swimming...
Amanda Holden is due in march she kept this a big secret due to losing a baby last year.
Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem are due to have their baby in Spring...
Holly Willoughby is due in May!... and reported to be having a Girl!
Spice Emma Bunton has announced on twitter she is pregnant with her second child..
Myleene Klass is due her second baby in March
Mariah Carey is expecting twins!
Natalie Portman's recently reported she is pregnant with her first child..
Actor Owen Wilson & His girlfriend, Jade Buell, is due to give birth any day now
U2 Bono's decision to invest in Facebook.com has paid off. his share in the social networking site is now worth $728 million......
He purchased 1.5 per cent of the company for $195 million last year as the managing director of Elevation Partners, the investment firm he co-founded in 2001.
Now his slice of Facebook, co-founded by Mark Zuckerberg, is worth a staggering $728 million after the popular site's value rocketed to $50 billion earlier this month.
Bono will be able to cash in his share once the privately-held site is floated on the stock exchange...
is this the end of an era for Myspace?
Myspace is downsizing with up to half of the workforce facing redundancy...
I used to be a keen My Spacer. Was on it daily but only use it now for occasional band/music use, it is a shame to see it fall as it was thriving in its time before facebook!
3-5 years ago it was the best social networking site to be on.. but now everyone seems to just use facebook.. My Space has changed so much in recent times it doesn't even work properly.. does that sound familiar with recent facebook changes going on also? I just wish these stupid sites would just leave it alone.. they are always playing with them and as we are seeing it only makes it alot worse!!
Ex-Supergrass bassist Mick Quinn has said that he thinks the band will "probably" reform in the future.
The band from Oxford (UK) split up last June, but Mick Quinn has now said that he's still friendly with ex-bandmates Gaz Coombes, Rob Coombes and Danny Goffey and it's likely that they will hook up again at some point.
Dave Grohl is to be crowned Godlike Genius at next month's Shockwaves NME Awards ceremony in London.
The former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters frontman will pick up the honour at the the O2 Academy Brixton in London on February 23. Foo Fighters will also play a set on the evening.
Amy Winehouse made her live comeback at the Summer Soul Festival in Brazil on January 8.
Playing the first night of a five-date tour, the singer included a cover of Green Day's 'Boulevard Of Broken Dreams' in her set and also performed hits such as 'Back To Black' and 'Tears Dry On Their Own' during the gig, This was her first full live show since 2008.
Frank Turner has posted an update on his forthcoming album, now expected in the summer.
"Week two in the studio dawns with much to be satisfied with. We made much quicker progress in the first week than we were expecting in the end, finishing up all drums, bass, piano and electric guitars, as well as nailing the atheist gospel choir thing.
This morning my good friend Franz Nicolay came in to play accordion, and we've started in on the vocals now, which is always the most nerve-wracking part of the process for me, personally.
But we're nearly 3 songs down already, so we're making good time.
We're working on 15 songs; I doubt that all of them will make the album proper (though it's tempting). Everything sounds really strong right now.
Two of the UK's biggest music labels are to tackle the problem of piracy by releasing singles for sale as soon as they hit the airwaves.
From February 1, Universal & Sony Music will start the "On Air- On Sale" policy.
Usually songs are played on radio and TV as a pre-promotion for up to six weeks before they are released for sale.
The practice has gradually become redundant as impatient music lovers go online to listen instantly to new music and often illegally download the songs.
Sky News' entertainment editor Jon Bennett says - The music industry has had to modernise. "At the moment a song is played and is immediately available on sites like YouTube where it can be pirated but not available to buy."
What music labels are beginning to realize is that the easiest way to minimize the effects of piracy, & make it easier for people to buy music.
DID Lily Allen marry? She shows off her new Manicure on her blog... http://lilyroseallenblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/manicure.html
Peter Andre was named UK's hardest-working artist of 2010 ...?
COLDPLAY REVEAL 'CONCEPT' ALBUM DETAILS - Chris Martin says the bands new album has a theme, It is all about OCD, Love and Addiction...
Bruce Springsteen stars on new Dropkick Murphys album - The Boss helps out on band's seventh album 'Going Out In Style'..
Evanescence say they're taking 'big risks' on THEIR new UPCOMING album - The Band are currently working with U2 producer on the long-awaited third album!
The Rock singles market share falls to 50-year low in UK chart - The 2010 figures were poorest ever showing for rock in 50 years... following further news of music store HMV closing many stores across the UK just proves how this is effecting retailers..
The Beastie Boys confirm album release - Mike D says 'Hot Sauce Committee Pt 2' is coming out as originally scheduled Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch clarifies cancer condition - The Rapper says The all-clear reports are 'exaggerated'...
SEX PISTOLS TO RECORD NEW MATERIAL- John Lydon hints at another reunion for the punk band....
GERRY RAFFERTY DIES The 'Baker Street' singer passes away aged 63.
PINK FLOYD END DISPUTE WITH EMI - They also sign a new deal with the label!
THE STROKES TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BY MARCH 22 - Bassist Nikolai Fraiture says the album is currently being mixed
FOO FIGHTERS FINISH RECORDING NEW ALBUM - Dave Grohl describes the album as sounding 'massive' !
IGGY AND THE STOOGES, BEADY EYE ADDED TO ISLE OF WIGHT 2011 LINE UP - They join Foo Fighters, Pulp and Public Image Ltd..
UK album sales continue to decline. It's the sixth consecutive year sales have fallen, according to a new report
Courtney Love sued by fashion designer over Twitter rants? The singer becomes first celebrity to be in the dock over twittering??
Def Leppard to release their first ever live album..
Blink-182's Travis Barker releasing solo album in February -'Give The Drummer Some' is out on February 22
Paul McCartney asks Indian Prime Minister to declare national Vegetarian Day - The Ex-Beatle urges Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take action
No Doubt begin recording first new album since 2001 - Band start the new year by heading into the studio...
Brother announce London Heaven show and ticket details - The Slough foursome set to play the capital in May!!
The Flaming Lips to release 'a song a month' in 2011
Rolling Stones reunite with Bill Wyman in the studio - PJ Harvey also features on 'Boogie For Stu' tribute album..
Muse have had 'real discussions' about playing gig in space!! - Matt Bellamy says his intergalactic ambition is 'for real'..?
Previously-unreleased Johnny Cash songs coming on new compilation - 'Bootlegs 2: From Memphis to Hollywood' is out in February
British acting legend Pete Postlethwaite has passed away in hospital. He was 64.
Pulp promise not to let fans down during reunion shows - Band also say rehearsals are "sounding good"..
Manic Street Preachers confirm new single - 'Postcards From A Young Man' will be accompanied by brand new B-sides
Paramore begin work on new album without Josh and Zac Farro - The Group also reveal that Justin York and Josh Freese will play on their upcoming South American tour
Annie Lennox, Trevor Horn, Richard Thompson receive Queen's New Year's Honours The Trio all set for Buckingham Palace visit..
Roger Waters to release 'The Wall' live O2 Arena DVD? Rumors from The former Pink Floyd man has announced that all six London shows will be recorded
Queens Of The Stone Age to begin recording new album 'in January' - Keyboardist Dean Fertita reveals that 'everybody seems excited and ready to go'
Bon Jovi score highest grossing tour of 2010 - They beat U2, AC/DC and Lady Gaga in ticket sales!
They pulled in $201.1m (£130.7m) from ticket sales from their global Circle Tour which took in 80 shows.
AC/DC were in at number two for the second year in a row with earnings of $177m (£115m) while U2, who were the biggest earners in 2009, finished third on $160.9m (£104.6m).
Lady Gaga was fourth pulling in $133.6 million (£86.8 million) from her tour despite putting on more gigs than any other artist with 138 shows, according to music trade publication Pollstar.
Elsewhere Metallica were fifth totalling $110.1 million (£74 million) while Paul McCartney was eighth with tour takings of $93 million (£60 million).
The Eagles were at number nine with ticket sales totalling $92.3 million (£59.9 million) and ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters was in 10th place after earning $89.5 million (£58.1 million).
The Ting Tings: Our new album has a 'dark side'- The Duo say the recording in Berlin gave album 'serious' edge..
Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has said he can no longer relate to the band..
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the singer all but ended fans hopes of another reunion following the group’s one-off gig in London in 2007.
“It was an amazing evening," he said. "The preparations for it were fraught and intense, but the last rehearsal was really, really good, for all that it represented and all that we were trying to capture.
“But I've gone so far somewhere else that I almost can't relate to it...It's a bit of a pain in the pisser to be honest. Who cares?
31 nights. 62 bands. 1 venue.The iTunes Festival is coming back. For the entire month of July, more than 60 artists will perform 31 consecutive nights of brilliant live music at the UK's best venue, the Roundhouse in central London.
Linkin Park and Duran Duran are among the first acts confirmed for this year’s iTunes festival in London..
Linkin Park will perform on July 4, Duran Duran on 16th and Rumer on the 18th so far..
Details about more acts due to play at this year’s festival will be announced in the coming months.
Check out itunesfestival.com for more info.
Good Charlotte have announced plans to release a greatest hits album this month.
The LP, entitled ‘Greatest Hits’, will feature sixteen songs, including their hit singles ‘Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous’ and ‘The Anthem’. Other tracks include ‘I Just Wanna Live’, ‘Girls And Boys’ and ‘The Chronicles Of Life And Death’.
Billy Bragg is being driven out of his village for his socialist views by hate mail.
The singer's neighbours, who live in the village of Burton Bradstock in west Dorset, have received over 30 anonymous letters attacking his political views and urging them to kick him out of the village.
Bragg believes the letters have been sent by disgruntled BNP supporters and urges his neighbors to ignore their comments.
''It is clear from the content that this anonymous letter has been written by a disgruntled supporter of the British National Party,'' Bragg told The Telegraph.
The Editors To Release 'Unedited' Box Set Of B-Sides In February...
Funeral For A Friend have announced details of a live DVD release - The band are set to release a live DVD of their summer show at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire last year.
Former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon has revealed that he is considering writing new material for the band.
Lydon,who has now finished touring with his other band P.I.L, believes the time could be write for The Sex Pistols.
Foo Fighters are turning to fans to direct their next music video.
The band, whose new album is due out in Spring, are looking for fans to come up with ideas for their next video.
They posted the following appeal on their website: ''a call to all aspiring filmmakers, upload your reel and show us what you've got!"
The White Stripes are to reissue their 2001 covers of songs by Captain Beefheart as a tribute to the late musician. Captain Beefheart, real name Don Van Vliet, died last month of complications from multiple sclerosis.
The Duke Spirit have announced details of a full UK tour, which is set to take place in February.
The band will play eight dates in total, kicking off in Guildford on February 2 and concluding in Cardiff on February 15.
AVRIL LAVIGNE 'WHAT THE HELL' SONG LEAK OFF NEW UPCOMING ALBUM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJuCzhPgswE&feature=player_embedded
German Band 'Apocalyptica' have been forced to pay Rammstein €45,000 (£38,000) after admitting in court to copyright infringement.
The complaint stemmed from the advertising campaign for Apocalyptica's 2007 album ‘Worlds Collide’, on which Rammstein’s Till Lindemann was one of the guest vocalists.
The CD was sold with a sticker across its cover that said it featured "Rammstein" and not just Lindemann... The case was heard before the Regional Court of Berlin last month, with Rammstein awarded the money in damages as Apocalyptica were deemed to have broken trademark infringement, Apocalyptica, who recorded entirely instrumentally until 2005, were recently forced to drop Shinedown singer Brent Smith from their new single 'Not Strong Enough' as they’d failed to secure the rights to use his voice from Shinedown's record label.
Tony Bennett is making plans to collaborate with Amy Winehouse.
Bennett has confirmed he has been in contact with the young star and they are hoping to head into the studio together.
Slipknot singer Corey Taylor has revealed that the songs on Slipknot's first album were mostly written in the bathroom of a pornography store.
The frontman told The Guardian that he used his time at the shop to inspire the band's early stuff.
Slipknot's Shawn Crahan - better known as The Clown has announced details of the debut album from his side project The Black Dots Of Death.
The record, 'Ever Since We Were Children', will be released on February 28.The band have made album track 'Standing Alone' available to download free from www.Beta.projectrodney.com/theblackdotsofdeath.
Black Sabbath "Live At Hammersmith Odeon" 3-LP 180 Gram Vinyl with a triple gatefold packaging has been released. This release is limited to 3,000 numbered copies and is a Metal Club exclusive, Black Sabbath: Live At Hammersmith Odeon features Ronnie James Dio, Tommy Iommi, Terry "Geezer" Butler and Vinny Appice LIVE at Hammersmith Odeon in January 1982 during Black Sabbath's tour for The Mob Rules.
Bjork 'halfway through' new album and planning tour The singer said work was well underway the follow-up to 2007’s 'Volta' and alluded to a tour plan for later in the year. "Hopefully I will be able to be on tour in the fall," she told to Icelandic newspaper Fréttablaðið,
Pete Doherty has failed to attend a scheduled court hearing over a charge of cocaine possession in London.
The Libertines and Babyshambles frontman was due at Thames Magistrates' Court along with his friends, musicians Alan Wass and Peter 'Wolfman' Wolfe, on Friday (January 14) for a committal hearing in the case, which relates to an investigation into the death of filmmaker Robin Whitehead on January 24 last year. The singer's barrister Peter Ratliff said he did not realise he had to attend the hearing. District Judge Comyns said that Doherty would not be punished for the no-show, reports the Swindon Advertiser. Doherty, Wass and Wolfe are now due to appear in court for a second committal hearing on February 2.
They are expected to deny the charges.
Black Keys cancel tour dates because they are 'drained' - Band pull shows in Australia, New Zealand and Europe
The Kills to tour Europe and North America The Duo are set to take The new album 'Blood Pressures' on the road
Soundgarden releasing live album 'Live on l5' is due out on March 21
Adam Ant told The Sun Newspaper he wants to become an advisor to Boris Johnson and David Cameron and help clean up the rougher areas of London, He's offered to play a few tunes in the capital's roughest estates ...
Broadway's costly Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has been delayed for a third time to fine-tune the production - after a series of injuries and financial problems.
Producers of the £41m ($65m) New York musical have said they need more time to improve parts of the show, including creating a new ending. reports sky news, Previously the opening night's date had been delayed until February 7, but lead producer Michael Cohl said critics will not be allowed in until March 15.
He promised this is the final postponement.The production has suffered a series of accidents, including a stuntman plummeting 30ft into the orchestra pit when his harness broke during a preview show.
Christopher Tierney was left with a hairline skull fracture, four broken ribs, a bruised lung, internal bleeding and cracks in three lumbar vertebrae.
In another accident, an actor broke both wrists while practicing an aerial stunt.
Spiderman: Turn off the Dark is the brainchild of the director of the Lion King Julie Taymor, with music by U2's Bono and The Edge.
It is Rumoured that Canada has now banned Dire Straits' 1985 hit 'Money For Nothing' from being played on the radio, because its lyrics include the words "that little faggot" .....
Dave Wenger reported to me that Deborah Iyall of Romeo Void has a new album out named Stay Strong. She is performing live shows with Dave Wenger on Bass, Stev Ohanis on Guitar, Robert Tucker on Drums and Deborah's nephew Dakota Iyall on Sax and Keys..
We will end February's news on a Global warming note...
Switch off your lights for one hour ON Saturday 27 March 2010 - 8:30PM-9:30PM local time Join hundreds of millions of people and switch off to show you care about the planet! CHECK OUT WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS AT: www.earthhour.org CHECK OUT THE VIDEO.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mxjbip6y04&feature=player_embedded
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