>>The West Memphis Three were not a band, but three teenage metalheads convicted in 1994 of murdering three eight year old boys as part of a satanic ritual. Controversy surrounding case evidence and confessions made the WM3 a cause célèbre inspring activism by Metallica, Henry Rollins, and countless others. DNA evidence in 2007 failed to connect the accused to the crime. Today, the WM3 were freed - but they had to actually plea to a murder charge in order to receive a sentence of time served.
>> Oasis broke up in 2009 when the band finally succumbed to the Noel and Liam Gallagher sibling rivalry. Now, Liam is suing Noel for libel asking only for an apology. Apparently, Noel told the press Liam cancelled a festival appearance due to a hangover. Liam said it was laryngitis, and Noel made him look unprofessional. If this sounds like something their mother should settle - she tried and failed.
>> Staind frontman Aaron Lewis talks about difficulties making the new album - much of it recorded with bandmembers in separate locations - and filming the process. The documentary will be included on deluxe editions of Staind out September 13.
>> Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea explained the band's songwriting process, calling Nick Cave "the greatest living songwriter." He's right. Nick Cave is awesome. But Nick Cave doesn't think such nice things about the Chili Peppers. Cave famously said in an interview, “I’m forever near a stereo saying, ‘What the f--- is this garbage?’ And the answer is always the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”