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Day In Rock 7/02: Ja Rule Arrested- Courtney Love Child- SOAD Audioslave Team- Muse Carry On- Joan Jett Rocks Hoobastank- Em's Wife Sentenced- Hopesfall- A Perfect Remix?- FrogMac- Green Day- Dog Fashion Deal- Killswitch Engage- RnR Bday Debate- Top 10 Tours- Unearth- Morrissey- more
by Keavin Wiggins
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Ja Rule Arrested
AP reports: Rapper Ja Rule and tap dance sensation Savion Glover were charged Thursday with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and driving without licenses in unrelated incidents. 

Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, was pulled over at 2:19 a.m. in his 2001 Mercedes-Benz on Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village after police spotted him changing lanes without signaling, police spokesman Sgt. John Grimpel said. 

The officers found a small amount of marijuana in his possession, Grimpel said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Courtney Love Child
Xfm reports: Not content with abandoning her website and leaving her fans to pay for it's upkeep, the ever-unpredictable millionairess Courtney bowled in five hours late for her latest court appearance, and has also sparked rumours that she's pregnant. 

Speaking to Andrea Peyser from the New York Post outside the courtroom where she was facing a charge of reckless endangerment, Love exclaimed she was expecting a brother or sister for her child with Kurt Cobain, 11-year-old Frances Bean. 

"I'm pregnant!" she said, "But not to the point where I have to quit smoking! [Courtney was smoking at the time] Do I have a glow on my face?" - Click Here for the Full Story 

Courtney smoking is the least of the baby's problem. 

Source: Xfm also has news on Breaking News: Beta Band Pull Brixton Gig, X-clusive: Scissor Sisters Announce Huge UK Gig, GLC And Libs Gear Up For Diesel Awards, The Darkness Fill In For Bowie, Razorlight Play New Carling Live Session and more click here to check it out

SOAD Audioslave Team
Rockdaily reports: System of a Down singer Serj Tankian will join Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk on the lineup of the upcoming Axis of Justice concert July 17 in Los Angeles. The nonprofit organization, founded by Tankian and Morello, works toward bringing together artists, fans and political groups to fight for social justice.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Muse Carry On
NME reports: MUSE have decided to continue with their forthcoming live commitments, despite their tragedy at the GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL. 

As previously reported, drummer Dominic Howard's father died shortly after the band's set on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday (June 28). - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: NME also has news on Razorlight play tiny London show, Apple give away free iPods!, Legendary KLF million pound burner makes rare appearance, Exclusive - Hope Of The States start work on new album, Eminem's wife gets jail sentence and more click here to check it out

Joan Jett Rocks Hoobastank
MTV reports: Joan Jett is going to play one hot mom in an alternate version of Hoobastank's next video, "Same Direction." Though the band shot a clip on Monday and Tuesday of this week in Los Angeles, it's shooting a second take on Friday with a new concept, which will include a cameo by the mother of all tough-chick rockers.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MTV also has news on Why Britney Popped The Question, Green Day Unveiling New Song In 'Madden 2005' Video Game, Elektra Is So Not Dead, Limp Bizkit Not Liable For Paramedic Injury; Durst Says Band Heavier Than Ever Lloyd Banks, Michelle Branch, Hoobastank, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Usher & More click here to check it out

Em's Wife Sentenced
E! reports: A judge in Macomb County, Michigan, says he is done giving Kim Mathers second chances and sentenced her to a year behind bars for repeatedly thumbing her nose at the terms of her probation. 

However, Circuit Court Judge Edward Servitto stipulated that should Mathers successfully complete a drug-treatment program in jail, she'll only have to serve the minimum--140 days--or a little more than four months. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Platinum Downloads
Hollywood Reporter reports: Music downloads gained another measure of recognition Thursday when the Recording Industry Assn. of America announced they would be eligible for Gold and Platinum awards based on sales. 

The digital download program will authenticate sales of licensed content from legitimate online music services. Certified sales of 100,000 singles will earn a Gold award, with double that amount warranting a Platinum award. Multiplatinum awards start at 400,000 and increase in increments of 200,000 from there. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Hopesfall Plot Rocktober Release
IAYM reports: hopesfall have finished recording their upcoming new album, which they are currently mixing in the Vu Du Studios in Long Island, New York. The effort is expected out this October through Trustkill. - Click Here for the Full Story 

A Perfect Remix?
IAYM reports: A remix album from A Perfect Circle is reportedly on the cards and is expected to surface this November via Virgin Records along with their live DVD if this is indeed the case.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Relapse ReCollection
IAYM reports: The second volume in Relapse's "ReCollection" DVD series is now slated for an August 17th release date. The disc features video clips from Mastodon, Nile, Neurosis, Suffocation, Burnt By The Sun, Dying Fetus, Burst, Today Is The Day, Dysrhythmia, Amorphis, Skinless, Alchemist, The End, Cephalic Carnage and vidnaObmana.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on RoadRage 2004: more stops added, Darkest Hour "Off-Fest" dates, Machine Head UK dates, Dog Fashion Disco sign with Artemis , Converge/Cave In/BTBAM dates, Incubus: "Live In Sweden 2004" CD and more click here to check it out

Silly News: FrogMac
New York Daily News reports: [A bit of silly non music news to end the week]HANSON, Mass. - A woman who found a live toad in her McDonald's salad two weeks ago says she is upset at the slow response to the incident. 

Dorinda McCann, 34, found the two-inch long toad in a takeout salad bought at the restaurant chain's Hanson location on June 16. 

Both the restaurant's owner and the town health department are investigating, but McCann said did not hear from the owner until Tuesday, and she is still awaiting to hear from the health department. 

"I was sick — what if I had salmonella poisoning? Did anybody call?" she told The Enterprise of Brockton. [see full story for more silliness] - Click Here for the Full Story 

At least it was low in carbs. 

Green Day Get Madden
Reuters reports: The title track from punk trio Green Day's upcoming album "American Idiot" will debut on the in-game soundtrack for the video game "Madden NFL 2005," which is set for an Aug. 10 release via Electronic Arts. 

Other acts contributing new material include the Hives, the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, Chevelle, Hoobastank and Alter Bridge, featuring three former members of Creed. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dog Fashion Deal
The PRP reports: Dog Fashion Disco have now officially announced their long-rumored signing to Artemis Records. The group have signed a multi-album deal with the label and are planning on having a new studio album out in the late first quarter of 2005. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Killswitch Engage Tour Plans
The PRP reports: Killswitch Engage will be hitting the road for a full U.S. tour with From Autumn To Ashes, Eighteen Visions and 36 Crazyfists from August 13th to September 25th. Dates and venues for the trek are currently pending. [full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: The PRP also has news on Recollected Again, Hoods Vs Freya, Off Hours, Beneath, Between, Online, They Sent Daughters, Purchases For Criminals, and more click here to check it out

Setzer Live
Aversion reports: Apparently the Brian Setzer Orchestra thinks late's better than never, as it will release a live album this month. The two-cd set, The Ultimate Collection collects a pair of live performances from the swing band; both were recorded before swing's popularity took a nose dive. The album features Stray Cats classics like "Stray Cat Strut" and "Rumble in Brighton" [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Elbow Turn Around Glasto Recording Quickly, Ted Leo Wraps Up Next Album, iTunes Nears 100 Millionth Download, Green Day Album Delayed, Tonya Donnelly Returns, Warp Records DVD Coming and more click here to check it out

RnR Bday Debate
AP reports: As far as Elvis Presley songs go, "That's All Right," his very first record, wasn't among his biggest hits. In fact, the 1954 song wasn't even a hit at all. 

Yet on July 5, 50 years to the day after it was recorded, media and fans will converge on Memphis for a blowout celebration to commemorate the song, which has been labeled by the city as the tune that started the musical and cultural phenomenon known as rock 'n' roll. 

But while Elvis may be universally known as the King of Rock 'n' Roll, some consider it a stretch to anoint him the creator of a genre that mixed blues, R&B, country and even a bit of swing — musical styles that were around long before Elvis. [see full story for LOTS more on this story]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Top 10 Tours
AP reports: The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. 

TOP 20 CONCERT TOURS 

1. (2) Prince; $1,106,759; $61.75
2. (1) Eagles; $1,070,592; $110.64
3. (3) Shania Twain; $887,216; $65.03
4. (5) Beyonce; $813,884; $70.07
5. (4) Metallica; $813,757; $56.38
6. (New) Eric Clapton (news); $799,700; $72.14
7. (6) Britney Spears (news); $779,998; $62.83
8. (7) Fleetwood Mac; $685,209; $68.21
9. (8) Kenny Chesney; $629,707; $48.01
10. (9) Aerosmith; $609,804; $58.88
[see full story for the full Top 20 List]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Twisted Sister Stay Hungry 25 Years
Metal-Rules reports: TWISTED SISTER's long-awaited 25th anniversary re-recording of their multi-million selling album "Stay Hungry" is set for an August 23 release through Detonator Records. The CD, re-titled "Still Hungry", features the first recordings by the reformed lineup in over 12 years. The disc includes five bonus tracks, namely "Heroes Are Hard To Find", "Plastic Money", "Come Back", "You Know I Cry" and "Rock N Roll Saviors". 

A TWISTED SISTER DVD, entitled "Still Hungry - Live at Wacken Open Air", has an October 18 release date through Detonator Records. Filmed with 16 cameras during the band's headline set in front of over 40,000 fans at the 2003 Wacken Open Air Festival, this DVD shows the band at their live best. Also included is footage detailing the reformation of the lineup after a 12-year sabbatical, and their first "secret" shows before their official reformation. [see full story for track listings for both the cd and dvd]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Be Part of Metal History
Metal-Rules reports: Become a part of history, heavy metal history. In the summer of 2005, Banger Productions will be releasing the first film of its kind, a comprehensive history of heavy metal music and culture. We are calling on all metalheads to submit their unique and rare video footage of concerts, events, festivals and music videos. This is your chance to really be a part of metal history. 

Filming on location in Germany, Norway, Sweden, the UK, Canada and the US, Metal: A Headbanger's History will take us on a global journey to understand the meaning of metal and its impact on society over the past 35 years. [see full story for more details and find out how to become involved]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Metal-Rules.com also has news on ARMORED SAINT Update, VADER Escape Serious Car Accident, IRON SAVIOR - Online MP3 Release, Celtic Frost Guitarist Signs Recording Deal, The End Records Sign Second Sky, MARSHALL LAW and more click here to check it out

Unearth Offer Bonus
press release reports: The Oncoming Storm finally hit stores everywhere on Tuesday, June 29th. Not only can you pick up the 11 song CD everywhere for only $9.99, but you will notice that our CD is also a CD-ROM with a bonus video for "Black Hearts Now Reign", in addition to a full lay-out with killer art work done by Sons of Nero and full lyrics and credits.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Morrissey's First of the Gang To Die
press release reports: Attack Records will release 'First Of The Gang To Die,' the second single from Morrissey's highly acclaimed album, You Are The Quarry, on July 12th worldwide, July 13th in the USA. 'First Of The Gang To Die' will be available on three formats (Mini CD single, DVD single and 7" vinyl) and will feature three new B-sides. 

Tracklisting
1. First of the Gang to Die
2. My Life is a Succession of People Saying Goodbye
3. Teenage Dad on his Estate
4. Mexico
* DVD extras: photo gallery and the video for "First of the Gang to Die."- Click Here for the Full Story 

2 Cents: Rave on
[It's Friday, time for Chuck DiMaria to give us his 2 cents. Today Chuck gives us his 2 cents on a variety of recent entertainment stories. We'll get you started with 1 cent and you can click the full story link to get the other!] 

Funny thing happened on the way to Microsoft Word today; I drew a complete blank. 

I didn't have a thing to say. 

Nothing. Not a thing. 

And it wasn't writer's block or anything nearly as romantic as that. Nope, it was a complete systems overload. 

Sometimes there's so much stupidity in the world that it's overwhelming. 

These days I feel like an Ethiopian at an all-you-can-eat buffet; I don't know where to start first. 

So rather than one single rave today, let's do a laundry list, shall we? 

And away we go: 

Britney Spears got engaged? Well, tell me where the happy couple is registered and I'll pick up a toaster for them. Of course, this is an awful lot of trouble for Britney to go through just to try and make me jealous. (I got money says that Christina Agua-whatever-the-hell-her-name-is will wed one of her background dancers faster than you can say, Madonna! No tongue! No tongue! Ewwww!) 

Kelly Osbourne is going for a more 80's flavor with her next album? Yeah, right. The only flavor Kelly Osbourne looks like she's going for is found on a menu at Baskin & Robbins. Now be a good girl and do something with that hair, help your mom around the house and shut the hell up, please. (And while you're at it, would you slap your brother for me? Thanks, honey. You're a doll.) 

The lead singer of Saliva is pissed at the lead singer of Nickelback because he got screwed out of money for the song Hero? Come on, girls, now you're both pretty…well, on second thought, you'd better reach for your lawyer. Sucks when you can't do business on a handshake with a friend, don't it? (Times have changed, huh Josie?) 

DMX tried to steal a car and claimed to be a federal agent? Yeah, I can see that. That makes perfect sense. The crack they found in the car was pretty much icing on the cake. Was this really necessary? At what point did you think this was a good idea? Green Day is going to write a Punk Opera? One about Jesus? My sides already hurt from laughing. I can't believe they said that with a straight face. Look, the only way Green Day could write a Punk Opera is if the Ramones did it for them. 

[that's 1 cent, click the full story link to read the other] - Click Here for the Full Story 
 

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