Rock news 10 September 2009

Lenny Kravitz will continue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his “Let Love Rule” album with a U.S. tour, the singer announced today (Sept. 8). Dubbed “LLR 20 (09)”, the road trip kicks off Oct. 11 with a five-night stand at New York’s Irving Plaza more

The New Moon soundtrack has unveiled a snippet of its first single, Death Cab for Cutie’s “Meet Me On the Equinox.” Visit to listen now. The entire song will premiere on this Sunday, September 13th during the Video Music Awards.

Nick Cave has released an “enhanced ebook” of his recently released second novel, The Death of Bunny Munro. Available through iTunes, the enhanced novel features an unabridged audiobook read by Nick Cave, featuring an original soundtrack by Cave and long-time musical collaborator Warren Ellis.more

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is to participate in this years Children in Need charity event. The long-running event, organized by the BBC, is to feature an album recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London.more

Vh1 is streaming Ace Frehley’s new album in it’s entirety right here

Head on over to for a new interview with former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch. Check it out here

Cory Grady, the ex-The Black Dahlia Murder drummer who joined The Classic Struggle (Ironclad/Metal Blade) roughly six months ago, recently left the band.more

Roadrunner Records has announced a one week delay for the tenth studio album from Porcupine Tree. The Incident was initially scheduled for release on September 15th, but will now be available on September 22nd. more

Vocalist Carlos Zema is no longer part of Vougan. Due to personal disagreements, the band decided that it was the best option to have the singer follow his own way.’ more

Music industry veteran Skip Miller died Friday (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles. He was 62. Miller started his career in the music industry at Motown Records in 1971, eventually becoming president and working with artists such as Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Smokie Robinson and Diana Ross. more

Swedish death metal outfit Miseration has completed work on their second album, “The Mirroring Shadow.” The effort will hit streets on January 19th (November 16th in Europe) via Lifeforce Records. more

Despite heavy hitters like Kasabian, Glasvegas, the Horrors and Bat for Lashes populating the shortlist, newcomer Speech Debelle has taken the 2009 Mercury Music Prize for best British album of the year. more. Meanwhile Billboard Biz reports that even digital music sales are in trouble . Wonder why? On the other hand, some predict that the new Beatles reissue deluge may bring a windfall of $1.6 billion to the remaining Beatles more.

Motley Crue’s Vince Neil will perform at the grand opening celebration for Vince Neil Ink’s newest location inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, September 12. more

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