Red Hot Chili Peppers U.S. Tour Postponed While Anthony Kiedis' Foot Mends

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Add a new chapter to the Red Hot Chili Peppers' nearly three-decade history of highs and lows: Anthony Kiedis has a bum foot, and the band's U.S. tour has been postponed. Originally, the dates were set to begin in South Florida at BankAtlantic Center on January 20 -- which is already sold out -- but the new target date for RHCP ignition is April 2.

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Monterey Club Is Closing After New Year's Eve

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Photo by Michael McElroy
Fort Lauderdale punk and rockabilly venue the Monterey Club is closing December 31 after a little more than two years in business.

The spot, located in the front room of the Orange County Choppers motorcycle shop just south of SR-84 on Federal Highway, has hosted a diverse slate of national acts (Wayne "The Train" Hancock, Laramie Dean), local bands, dance nights, benefits, and birthday parties. The closure comes because of the economics, according to owner Robert Stannard (seated in the center of the photo above).

"It's been a fun two years for everybody," he says. "But when you don't make any money, it gets to a point where you gotta make a decision, you know? Unfortunately, selling just beer and wine just doesn't cut it. That's pretty much the bottom line. The margins aren't there. I'd love to keep it going, but it's a tough situation, you know?"

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The Buzz 103.1 Killed by CBS Radio, Replaced by NOW 103.1

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After 16 years on the air, as of 3 p.m. Monday the Buzz 103.1 FM is no more and "The Only Station That Really Rocks" in South Florida could be playing Lady Gaga right now.

After Cox Radio dismantled 93 Rock last year at about this time, the West Palm Beach rock station (WPBZ) was the lone outpost left for anything involving a distortion pedal or any level of angst on the FM dial. But apparently the station will live on via HD radio, and the new station in its place is NOW 103.1 FM, which serves up "Today's best hits, without the rap." Having endured this format before in a different market, it's basically the pits. Even those among our writing corps who said they didn't like the station won't like this watered-down format any better.

The news was dispatched suddenly without any warning following what was perhaps the final financial commitment for the station's old format -- Saturday's Buzz Bake Sale at Cruzan Amphitheatre, which will apparently be the last one we're ever gonna see. Following the cancellation of the Langerado Music Festival earlier this year, it does seem that rock does not rock in South Florida. More on rock's downward trend here and thoughts from Revolution's managing partner Jeff John here.

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Buzz Bake Sale: Staind Out, Awolnation In

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This man is not Aaron Lewis.
The tone of the 2011 Buzz Bake Sale lineup has changed significantly in an instant: Staind has canceled a string of tour dates due to illness, including its headlining appearance Saturday at Cruzan Amphitheatre. But take heart, Buzz Nation. The gaping hole at the top of the lineup has been filled by an arguably more current and compelling act in Awolnation.

If there was ever an act to be fueled by the energy drink Red Bull, it's this one. Not only are the songs off the group's debut, Megalithic Symphony, charred and fierce post-electroclash blasts with a hint of soulfulness via vocalist Aaron Bruno -- but Awolnation is actually signed to Red Bull's record label.

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Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit's Van and Gear Stolen; Orlando Calling Slot Canceled

This is what some mean person from the Dallas area might be looking at right now.
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit had to pull out of their Sunday gig as part of the Orlando Calling Festival after thieves stole their van and all of their equipment from a Dallas Holiday Inn Express. "Looks like we won't be playing at Orlando Calling at noon tomorrow," the band posted on Facebook on Saturday. "Sorry to the people who were gonna be watching us!"

Unsurprisingly, the Alabama band's Facebook page has been turned into an outpost for information on the robbery, outpouring of support from fans, and even some wry humor from Isbell. "I was really hoping I'd eventually get to set fire to that damn van myself," he noted.

The missing vehicle is a white 2006 Ford E-350 van, with Alabama plates, and it was pulling a black Wells Cargo single-axle trailer with a Texas plate. Plus, "There's an awesome sticker of a wolf on the side van window. Calexico air freshener and lovely hula gal on dash." Read the full details on the stolen gear below.

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Chris Cornell Has the Flu, Postpones Fillmore Miami Show

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Chris Cornell has fallen on a black day and can't acoustically shred at the Fillmore Miami tonight. Live Nation reports that laryngitis caused by flu is the reason for the cancellation.

This bug has been bothering him for a few days now. Back on November 2, he tweeted, "Caught cold from my kids - have larayngitis - so sorry to nashville fans - will make it up to u as soon as I can."

It's a shame, because this temperate Miami weather would probably do wonders for clearing the mucus out of his system. But we digress. Judging by his touring routing, which is pretty much booked up through December 17, it's going to be a while before a rescheduled date hits. Feel better, Mr. Cornell!

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Adele Cancels U.S. Tour, Including Miami, to Rest Vocal Cords

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Poor Adele. Not only is the British soul singer's material rife with heartbreak, she's got to deal with the sadness of canceling another chance to capitalize on her rise to prominence in America.

A hemorrhage in her vocal cords, which has been a recurring problem, has made it impossible for her to complete ten U.S. dates set for October, including a stop in Miami on October 14 at American Airlines Arena. It's doctor's orders, so deal.

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John Mayer Delays New Album, Concerts Because of Vocal Cord "Granuloma"

Photo by Danny Clinch
John Mayer has scrapped many of his plans this fall that involve singing while he receives treatment for "something next to my vocal cords called a granuloma."

The pop singer-songwriter posted a message on his Tumblr page today announcing that he will not perform at next weekend's iHeartRadio Music Festival, and a Los Angeles show with Tony Bennett on September 24 is also not going to happen. According to Mayer, this is merely a "temporary setback," but he does not give an exact timetable for his return to the stage, or when he'll resume work on his next album, titled Born and Raised.

"Born and Raised is complete as far as music recording, song selection, and in some cases mixing, but because of this condition I couldn't finish singing on several of the tracks," he writes. "This means the record will be released next year instead of this fall or winter."

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Identity Festival in Miami Canceled, for Reals

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It has been a good several weeks since Hurricane Irene was shivering anyone's bones in South Florida, but its reverberations are still felt today. The makeup date for Skullcandy's Identity Festival, which was supposed to happen at Miami's Bayfront Park on August 25, has been canceled.

There was a brief glimmer of hope when a September 30 show was offered as a salve for the original cancellation, but ultimately the lineup was crumbling too fast to keep the thing a viable offering for the discerning South Florida electronic-music crowd. The message sent out by Identity's media folks concluded with the line: "See you in 2012 barring no hurricanes." Come on, Irene!

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J. Cole Has a Broken Leg -- Florida Shows Postponed

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J. Cole is staying on the bench this weekend.
If J. Cole is sick of hearing Drake comparisons in the media, he's just suffered the worst possible break -- pun intended. The Roc Nation rapper, who recently denied rumors that he angered his boss Jay-Z by making a sex tape with Rihanna, says on Twitter that he spent last night in the emergency room after breaking his leg. What was later called a "minor setback" still means that two Florida dates this weekend promoting his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, have been postponed.

The postponement affects tonight's show at Orlando's Beacham Theatre and Sunday's performance at Revolution in Fort Lauderdale.

A little history: Cole's buddy Drake had a couple of costly leg injuries a couple of years ago and had to perform at the BET Awards that year sitting on a stool. But he has rebounded nicely. Let's hope that things heal up equally nicely for currently sidelined Cole, whom we interviewed back in July. And let's especially hope that Jay-Z didn't break his leg.

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