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Update – August 21st 11:42pm:

TMZ are now reporting that the police have in fact locked up a Scott Weiland impostor and have since identified him as a 44-year old male named Jason Michael Hurley. Hurley will have providing false information (aka pretending to be Weiland) added to his charges.

Original Story:

TMZ.com is running a report that ousted Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland is currently in custody after a theft of razors led authorities to find meth on his person. The report goes on to claim that he had been in jail for the last four weeks. Weiland himself has disputed the report, posting the following video from a recording studio in which he claims the story is a lie and warns TMZ they will be hearing from his attorney.

TMZ themselves have since responded to his video stating that a rep for the L.A. County Sherrif’s Dept. asserts that Weiland is “definitely in custody”. Loudwire shared this image of the arrest report, further complicating matters as it does appear to back up TMZ‘s claims.
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In Flames Singer: “I Don’t Wanna Do Whoracle Or Jester Race Part 2″

In Flames vocalist Anders Fridén chatted with Altpress.com about the bands ever-changing sound and how it continues to evolve on their forthcoming release, “Siren Charms“. As the comment section on nearly any In Flames post will tell you, there are fans of the bands heavier days who are quite unhappy with groups increasingly accessible catalog.

When asked if he would ever consider tossing those older fans a heavier ‘throwback’ song:

“I don’t think I can. There are too many of them, so I cannot please everyone. It’s just impossible. But it’s interesting what you said, because every time we release a new album, our “worst album we’ve ever done” gets moved up one album. With Whoracle, people complained because it wasn’t Jester Race. When we released Colony, people complained because it wasn’t Whoracle.”

He continued:

“…Even with Reroute To Remain or Come Clarity or Soundtrack. Those are great albums. But when we released Reroute, [people said] it was our worst album ever. Sometimes when I read those things, I’ll be like, “What the… No! You totally misunderstand.” But at the same time, I can’t give into that. It’s part of the game, and everybody has their say. But I cannot write exactly for you. That is just impossible, because there are too many people with their own wishes. But I’m very proud of our history. It took us to where we are today. I would never say we’ve done anything that I want to get away from.”

When asked on why they continue to change with each album and whether or not that is part of their legacy, he replied:

“I wanna challenge our listeners a little bit. They shouldn’t know exactly what they’re gonna get. They’re definitely gonna get In Flames in some sort of way, but I don’t wanna do Whoracle or Jester Race part 2. We’re not a big planning type of band. It’s metal, it’s rock ’n’ roll; let’s do whatever.

When I got into the metal scene and first heard of punk rock and metal, for me it was like, “Whoa! There are no rules! You can do whatever you want.” Then, when I started playing in bands, all of these rules were told to me. What? Can I not do what I want? I have to be this person to be part of this scene. I cannot look this way? To me, you can do whatever you want. I can promise you one thing: We will never do a country album.”

In Flames will release their new album “Siren Charms” through their new label home of Sony on September 09th.

Narrows & Retox Stream Tracks From Upcoming Split, Pre-Orders Now Live

Narrows and Retox‘s coming split 7″ together is now available for pre-order through Threeoneg.com. The split comes with the following tracks:

Side A:
Narrows – “Ride The Lion
Narrows – “Blood Python

Side B:
Retox – “This Should Hurt a Little Bit
Retox – “Fascination Street” (The Cure cover)

Below you can stream two songs from it:
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DJ Lethal Still “Deeply Saddened” Over Theft Of Limp Bizkit MTV VMA Award

Around a year ago ousted Limp Bizkit DJ, DJ Lethal, was the victim of theft after his MTV VMA award for ‘Best Rock Video’ was stolen from his Las Vegas bar. The award has yet to turn up and Lethal remains saddened by its loss, telling Spin:

“It deeply saddens me when I think about it. Who knows where it is — and who would do something like that? I worked so hard for that. It’s like a Super Bowl ring for musicians.”

The award in question that was stolen was for the bands track “Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)“. Lethal does however remain in possession of the bands Best Rock Video MTV VMA award for their track “Break Stuff“.

Torche Announce US Headlining Tour

Torche will kick off a brief US headlining run next month. The immediacy of the dates doesn’t mean the groups new album is drawing near however. That outing will arrive early next year through Relapse with more details to come.

09/18 Miami, FL – Churchill’s Pub
09/19 Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
09/20 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic
09/21 Atlanta, GA – 97 Estoria
09/22 Nashville, TN – The End
09/23 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
09/24 Akron, OH – Musica
09/25 Chicago, IL – The Promontory
09/26 Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moos
09/27 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
09/29 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
09/30 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
10/01 Orlando, FL – Backbooth

Following that run the group will make their way down under for the below tour of Australia:

Oct 16 Brisbane, AUS – Crowbar
Oct 17 North Perth, AUS – Rosemount Hotel
Oct 18 Richmond, AUS – The Corner Hotel
Oct 19 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar

The Foo Fighters have released a trailer for their upcoming HBO series, “Sonic Highways“. That series finds the band documenting their recording experience for their new album of the same name in studios across America and features interviews with luminaries from all walks of music. Frontman Dave Grohl even has a sitdown with U.S. President Barack Obama in the series, which will begin airing on October 17th. “Sonic Highways” itself will be released on November 10th.
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Palms (Deftones/Ex-Isis) Add Another Opening Act To Fall US Tour

Another outfit will be joining Palms (Deftones/ex-Isis) on their coming fall tour. Boyfrndz will hop on the Southweestern leg of dates, with the trek now due to run as follows:

09/21 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (feat. The Beta Machine)
09/22 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour (feat. The Beta Machine)

With Boyfrndz:

09/24 Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
09/25 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom
09/26 Austin, TX – Mohawk
09/27 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
09/28 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/29 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/30 Corpus Christi, TX – Brewster St. Ice House
10/02 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls

Lacuna Coil Premiere “Nothing Stands In Our Way” Music Video

Lacuna Coil‘s “Nothing Stands In Our Way” music video made its way to the internet today and can be seen after the break courtesy of Revolver. If you missed the news, the band will commence a North American headlining tour next month with Devil You Know and more, you can find those dates here.
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