>> Red Hot Chili Peppers' drop I'm With You on August 30. Experience the new album on the big screen that evening via a concert from Germany beamed to movie theaters nationwide, including several in the Tampa Bay area. And the $20 ticket price is way cheaper than seeing the band in person. What's a concert in a movie theater like? From my experience, it's kind of like an actual rock show - the bigger and more active the audience, the more fun it will be.
If you can't make it to the theater on August 30, some theaters may have encore screenings on September 1. Visit RHCPLiveHD.com for details and tickets.
>> Kings Of Leon may find future touring more difficult in the wake of their cancelled U.S. dates. Concerts are like owning a home or driving a car - people buy insurance to protect investments and minimize risk. Lloyd's of London may be out as much as $15 million for Kings of Leon's cancellations.
>> The Offspring are still working on their first new album since Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace (2008). Singer Dexter Holland says much of the music is done, but they need to work on lyrics. Guitarist Noodles doubts a 2011 release, but would love to be wrong.
>>Industrial pioneers Ministry were laid to rest following a farewell tour in 2008. Al Jourgenson doubted any future shows, but they've confirmed an appearance at Wacken Open Air 2012 in Germany- one of the biggest metal festivals in the world. Check out this amazing interview with Al from earlier this year where he discusses his health problems and other music projects.