Day In Rock 8/28: Jack White- Coldplay- Foo Fighters- Beck- Strokes- Sevendust- Mushroomhead- Soil- RIAA- Enuff Z'nuff- Bird- Dishwalla- Drive Thru- Underworld S/T.

08-28-03 Keavin Wiggins
The Day in Rock Thursday – antiMUSIC.com's look at Top Rock News Stories From the past 24 Hours.

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Jack White Goes Country
VH1.com reports: A broken index finger is a nightmare for any guitarist, yet, in one way, it facilitated a dream come true for White Stripes frontman Jack White. 

"I got to work with Loretta Lynn, producing her album in Nashville," White told MTV Radio in his typically sedate, emotion-free tone. "She wanted to make one final album, and I put my name in, and they let me have a chance at it. It worked out really well. Me and Loretta have become pretty good friends since last year, and I think we work together really well" 

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Coldplay Press Pause
Much Music reports: Coldplay's Chris Martin says that his band will be taking some time out of the public eye. In an interview with NME, Martin says that the band has to "reinvent the wheel" for their next release, calling their recent V Festival appearance "the death of soft rock" for the band. Before the band disappears, Coldplay embarks on a brief tour of South America. - Click Here for the Full Story

Foo Fighters White Album?
NME reports: FOO FIGHTERS are to start work on their 'WHITE ALBUM' - while frontman DAVE GROHL stays at home relaxing with his new wife.

Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins told NME of their plans while they take a break from touring for a while.

Grohl said: "Taylor and I live about five miles away from each other, Taylor's got a studio in his basement, I've got a studio at the house in Virginia and I'm building a studio in my house in LA."

Hawkins added: "We both have little studios set up. We're coming up with all these riffs now. We have six riff-things floating around and I think one or two of them will make it into a bridge, or part of a record. We need to do 30 or 40 things before we decide on those ten. "We always think we're gonna make a ‘White Album', a 20-song thing. But at the minute it's good to listen to the riffs and see what we're going to sound like on the next record." - Click Here for the Full Story

Heavy Beck
Launch reports: Next week, Beck plans to start working on his eighth album, the follow-up to last year's Sea Change. The new material is going to be louder and more rock-oriented than his last LP. Beck told RollingStone.com the upcoming release is "pretty aggressive. I've been working on it for a while, but I ended up doing Sea Change first. I've been wanting to do a record with loud guitars for a long time."

The new recordings will likely be a blend of some older material Beck wrote around the time of 1999's Midnite Vultures and songs that sound similar to his earliest recordings. Beck said, "My early stuff was a lot more punked out and noisy. I didn't really let myself use big guitars for a lot of years. The early '90s was so saturated by big guitars that I became really interested by what I could do if you took all the guitars out--with the space that was left."
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Still Stroken 
Chart Attack reports: As recently as a couple of months ago, cynical music types were speculating that the great hype band of 2001, The Strokes, would never be able to follow-up their debut album, Is This It. But now, The Strokes have not only announced an official release date for album #2, they've also leaked out the album's title and a full tracklisting. 

The Strokes' sophomore album will be called Room On Fire and its due out in Canada on October 21. The record will feature 11 new tracks, including the long time live staple, "Meet Me In The Bathroom." 

Room On Fire will be preceded by a commercial single for the song "12:51," which will be in domestic stores on October 7. According to MTV.com, the video for the single, which will have a futuristic feel, will be directed by Roman Coppola. - Click Here for the Full Story

Sevendust Unplugged
siN's metal news reports: SEVENDUST has finalized their acoustic tour dates and they are as follows: 

Sep. 03 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Sep. 04 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Sep. 05 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Pierre's Entertainment Center
Sep. 06 – Minneapolis, MN @ Pantages Theatre
Sep. 07 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
Sep. 08 – Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
Sep. 10 - Tallahassee, FL @ Late Night Library
Sep. 12 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
Sep. 13 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Sep. 15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
Sep. 16 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Sep. 17 – Cleveland, OH @ Odeon
Sep. 18 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
Sep. 19 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
Sep. 20 - Rochester, NY @ Walter Street Music Hall
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The PRP reports: The track listing to Mushroomhead's upcoming new album "XIII" has been finalized and looks as follows:

01 - "Kill Tomorrow"
02 - "Sun Doesn't Rise"
03 - "Mother Machine Gun"
04 - "Nowhere To Go"
05 - "Becoming Cold (216)"
06 - "One More Day"
07 - "The Dream Is Over"
08 - "The War Inside"
09 - "Almost Gone"
10 - "Eternal"
11 - "Our Own Way"
12 - "Destroy The World Around Me"
13 - "Thirteen"
14 - "Along The Way" (Hidden Track)

The album is presently slated for an October 14th release date through Republic/Unviersal.

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Soil Complete New CD
siN's metal news reports: SOiL bassist Tim King had the following band update:

"We have recently completed the recording for the new SOiL album, ReDeFine. We are really proud of this new album. Look for a release in January 2004. We hit the road with STATIC X in October for a warm up tour. See ya soon!"- Click Here for Full Story

Webcasters Sue The RIAA
AP Reports: An alliance of online music broadcasters sued the recording industry in federal court Wednesday, alleging major record labels have unlawfully inflated webcasting royalty rates to keep independent operators out of the market. 

Webcaster Alliance, an organization claiming some 400 members, filed the suit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, claiming the major labels and the Recording Industry Association of America have maintained a monopoly over their music. 

The suit alleges the negotiations for arriving at royalty rates to broadcast songs over the Internet violated federal antitrust laws and seeks an injunction that would prevent the major labels from enforcing their intellectual property rights and collecting royalty payments.- Click Here for Full Story

**Press Releases**
Snippets from some of the press releases that have come in over the past 24 hours

LA Shows: Original Enuff Z'nuff, Bird, Dishwalla
from Vpublicist (a subsidiary of iconoclast entertainment group, publisher of antiMUSIC.com, and the Day In Rock). 

This Sunday, August, 31st, the Original Enuff Z'nuff members Donnie Vie (vocals, guitar), Derek Frigo (lead guitar), and Vik Fox (drums) will perform their first show together in over a decade at the Cat Club in Hollywood. 

They booked this intimate show in order to film footage for a reality TV pilot, but this just may be the precursor to a full blown reunion. 

Also performing that night at the Cat Club will be Phil Campbell and the Wankers; a jam band put together by the Motorhead guitarist (Campbell) and Happenin' Harry. With Motorhead just completing their North American tour with Iron Maiden and Dio, this is Phil's way of celebrating the end of the tour and he will have many special guests jamming with him on stage including members of Dio, Motorhead, Whitesnake and more. Plus Happenin' Harry on vocals.

More info see: http://www.happeninharry.com or Peachfuzz.org

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****Bird B-day Bash & Label Showcase****

Bird has L.A. buzzing about the "next big thing", captivating audiences at every show and he and his band are about to take it to the next level. They will be performing a special major label showcase on September 5th at Molly Malones in LA. This show will be extra special since it is also the birthday bash for the group's frontman, Bird.

Bird will go on at 10PM sharp.

Official site: http://www.birdtarget.com

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****Dishwalla 10th Anniversary Party ****


Dishwalla is celebrating its tenth year anniversary with an exclusive live performance at the legendary Sunset Strip Key Club on Saturday, September 6th. 

Dishwalla will hit the stage of the Key Club performing many of the hits featured on their new live CD "Greetings…From the Flow State". 

The band is donating ten percent of their portion of the evening's ticket sales to WildlifeWorks. Wildlife Works' mission is to harness the power of the global consumer to create innovative and sustainable solutions for wildlife conservation. Wildlife Works calls their radical new approach "Consumer Powered Conservation (sm)".


Drive Thru Get Fused
From Drive Thru Records: FUSE (available on cable, digital cable, and satellite) are shooting a 1 hour Drive-Thru Records Invasion tour special at the Filmore in San Francisco on September 2. The show is scheduled to air at the end of September and will feature live performances and interviews with The Starting Line, Finch, Home Grown, Allister, The Early November, and Senses Fail.  "Make sure to watch FUSE if you haven't seen it yet, since they play a lot of awesome videos!"

World Premiere of three brand new Underworld songs!!

THE DAMNING WELL featuring Wes Borland, Richard Patrick, Josh Freeze, and Danny Lohner "Awakening" 

PUSCIFER featuring Maynard James Keenan "Rev 20:20"

FINCH "Worms of the Earth"

Visit http://www.lakeshore-records.com to check out the songs. 

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