Quick Hits: MTV VMAs, Serj Tankian, Oasis, Wes Borland/Marilyn Manson, Brian "Head" Welch, Blur
August 15, 2008

More nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards have leaked out, and the nods for Video of the Year will go to Britney Spears for "Piece of Me," The Jonas Brothers for "Burnin Up," Chris Brown for "Forever," The Pussycat Dolls for "When I Grow Up" and The Ting Tings for "Shut Up and Let Me Go." Meanwhile, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Slipknot, Linkin Park and Foo Fighters will all go head-to-head in the category of Best Rock Video. The ceremony, hosted by Russell Brand, will take place in Los Angeles on September 7 with performances by Kid Rock, Lil Wayne, the Jonas Brothers and more.


Serj Tankian

Serj Tankian is working on a number of film soundtracks as well as looking forward to his next solo album. "I have 500 recorded songs that are unreleased," he recently told Rolling Stone. "Iíve been composing for a play with Steven Sater, who did Spring Awakening. I just did a track with Mike Patton for a film called Body of Lies, and there are other films that Iím composing or co-composing." As far as the future of System of a Down, Tankian says it's up in the air. "You shouldnít have to wait until people are not buying your records or your tickets for you to stop, I think thatís ridiculous," he said. "So I think you should do it when itís the right time, when it makes sense artistically and personally. Itís a hiatus, weíre all friends, the doorís open. We havenít decided what the future contains, whether it contains System or not, and thatís fine."

As for Tankian's SOAD-mates from Scars On Broadway, they have announced a fall headlining tour in support of their self-titled debut. The trek begins in Atlanta on October 19 with dates announced through November 26 in Houston.

Oasis will release a limited edition box set edition of their upcoming album, Dig Out Your Soul. The expanded version will include four vinyl records, two CDs, a DVD and a hardback book. The box set version will only be available via the band's Web site, which was re-launched and revamped. Their new single, "The Shock Of The Lightning," arrived at radio today. Dig Out Your Soul will be released on October 7.

Ex-Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has joined the lineup in Marilyn Manson's band, at least temporarily. The news was announced by Manson at a press conference before his appearance at the ETP Festival in Seoul, Korea. "We have a new guitar player that's gonna play for the first time tomorrow; it's the first time we'll play on stage [together]," Manson said. "His name is Wes Borland and he used to be in a really terrible band that he left because he felt that it was a destructive force in art, and he has his own band, Black Light Burns, but now he is in Marilyn Manson. We don't know how permanent that is, but starting tomorrow will be the first step."

Former KoRn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has wrapped up filming his first video for the track "Flush." The video reportedly depicts an "in your face," gritty, but very honest look at the depths to which individuals will go to satisfy their drug and alcohol addictions or other vices. Head's first solo album, Save Me From Myself, will be released September 9 through Driven Music Group.

All of Blur's music videos from the Best Of Blur DVD can now be viewed on YouTube here via Parlophone.




 
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