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Juggalos #Winning

Charlie Sheen's winning record is definitely in question after his appearance at Gathering of the Juggalos, a three-day music festival held in Detroit. Sheen was both booed and cheered, and at one point pelted with objects, check out videos here.



Check out this rare pro-shot footage of the mysterious, yet addicting Swedish band Ghost here.


Adam Jones, We Salute You

Tool guitarist Adam Jones played the National Anthem at WWE Summerslam 2001! Check this out!

Every Time I Release A New Album Interview

Every Time I Die and The Damned Things frontman Keith Buckley recently talked about ETID’s upcoming album, Warped Tours’ line-up, and his experience in The Damned Things this year, check out the interview clips here and here (part 2).


Prada Has A Brand New Bag

Full Metal Jackie played a new The Devil Wears Prada song the other day, hear the audio here.


Stephen Carpenter’s Part Time Job

Deftones' guitarist Stephen Carpenter has his famous hands in another project dubbed Sol Invicto, which released their debut EP ‘Initium’ for free this week. It’s not lost on us that Carpenter’s Deftones bandmate Chino Moreno released an EP by his Crosses ††† side project for free on Facebook recently, as well. Check it out here.

Queens of the Prison Shower

As TMZ reports, former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri has been charged with four felonies and could spend 15 years in prison.

The charges stem from an incident last month, when Oliveri — who’s most recently performed with Kyuss Lives! — surrendered to police in Los Angeles after a four-hour standoff with the SWAT team. Oliveri was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, and a subsequent search of his Hollywood home turned up cocaine, methamphetamines and a loaded rifle, according to TMZ.

Oliveri’s girlfriend accused the singer of hitting her repeatedly on July 11, the day before an argument overhead by neighbors ultimately led police to the couple’s door. The troubled rocker reportedly has a history of domestic violence, and in 2004, Queens of the Stone Age singer Josh Homme admitted that similar allegations had led to Oliver’s firing.

When Oliveri returns to court next month, he’ll face two counts each of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, as well as one misdemeanor count of resisting, obstructing or delaying a police officer.

Sugarland Tragedy

FRET12 would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the families of those who lost their lives while attending the most recent Sugarland concert Saturday when the stage collapsed.

New Chimaira, New Album

A new Chimaira album is now streaming! Check it out here!

Maylene and The Leaking Tracks

Maylene and The Sons Of Disaster recently released two new tracks from their upcoming album, IV, due out September 27th. Check them out here and here.


Quiet Killer Career

Guitarist singer/Songwriter Mat Kearney has accomplished what most cannot…achieving major success with little to no radio attention. Though you probably have heard of him at some point be sure to check out his latest album Young Love, which debuted #4 on the Billboard 200 selling over 44,000 copies.

Island Def Jam Layoffs

Island Def Jam Music Group initiated another round of layoffs on Friday, according to multiple sources to Digital Music News. This time, the sources are coming from New York, and that’s where most of the cuts appear to be happening.

Read more here.

How Much Money?!

Some investors won’t spend more than a few hundred thousand on a promising startup - especially now. Yet major labels are still pouring millions to push releases and develop artists (like this $1.1 million cost for one song).           

In fact, the IFPI estimates that a newly-signed pop act requires $1 million in capital to break.  Similarly, an already-established, superstar artist breaks the bank with roughly $4.65 million invested around an album and related assets.  Here’s the estimate from a recently-released, investment-focused IFPI report. 

Happy Birthday!

David Crosby (belated)

Adam Willard

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