THE EARLY WORD: Headbangers Ball


[Artwork by Daniel Kent]

TRANSLATION: Badmaster Records celebrates its 4th year on Feb, 26th 2009 @ Kung Fu Necktie.

RELATED: Founded in March 2005, Badmaster is an eclectic homegrown music label that fosters local musicians and artists. Now on its 17th release, Badmaster continues to lend a hand to the local with an MP3 Collection of local area musicians entitled DIS-ADELPHIA planned to be released digitally on Feb, 26th in conjunction with the label showcase @ Kung Fu Necktie. The compilation will feature unreleased tracks by U.S. Girls, Birds of Maya, Satanized, My Mind, Hot Guts, Mincemeat or Tenspeed,Talk Me Off, Reading Rainbow, Serpents of Wisdom, Barking Spiders, King Kong Ding Dong, Dog on the Loose and others. The tracks will be available for free on starting Feb. 26th. Physical copies available at the show or upon request.

BREAKING: Area Man Kicks Suge Knight’s Ass

sugeknockedout_1.jpgASSOCIATED PRESS: Police using Tasers broke up an early morning fight [NOT pictured, left] that sent rap impresario Marion “Suge” Knight to an Arizona hospital for treatment of face injuries, authorities said Monday. Scottsdale police arrested two men after the fracas, which occurred at about 3 a.m. Monday at a private party at the W Scottsdale Hotel. Robert Carnes Jr., 38, of Bethlehem, Pa., one of the men arrested, identified himself as the business manager of hip-hop star Akon, said police spokesman Sgt. Mark Clark. Akon, who was in Phoenix for the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, was not present during the fight, he said. Officers arrived to see Carnes twice punch the 43-year-old Knight in the face, Clark said. Knight sustained broken facial bones, he said. Police booked Carnes and a man identified as Thomas Anderson Jr., 33, of California, on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct. Knight was co-founder of Death Row Records, a label that featured such gangsta rap artists as Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dog. New York-based Global Music Group Inc. said on June 24 it purchased Death Row for $24 million. MORE

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