We posted yesterday that there might not be a Day in Rock report today, however here it is in a (slightly shorter) late edition. The report will return to the regular schedule tomorrow.
Johnny Depp May Play Ozzy
Sky News reports: Johnny Depp is understood to be in talks to play Ozzy Osbourne in a film about the rocker's life.
In an interview with Kerrang! magazine, Ozzy's wife Sharon said nothing was 100% certain.
But she said the former BLACK SABBATH frontman was talking to the "Pirates of the Carribean" star about the role.
Sharon also hinted that Ozzy, who was badly hurt in a quad bike accident in December, might retire in a couple of years. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Satanic Metal Murder Investigation
Blabbermouth reports: Peter Popham of The New Zealand Herald reports: Italian authorities plan to exhume at least two more bodies in the investigation into Satanic rites, heavy metal and human sacrifice that has kept the nation agog for three weeks.
At least three murders are already pinned on the heavy metal musicians from the BEASTS OF SATAN band and their plumber friend, all now in custody, whom police believe to be leaders of a Satanic sect known by the same name.
But combing through records of other recent deaths in the district of Legnano, on the outskirts of Milan, particularly those that happened when the moon was full or new, police have alighted on two baffling suicides. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Tommy Lee Denies 86ing
Blabbermouth reports: The Associated Press is reporting that there's plenty of spin about what happened at the Bellagio's Light nightclub when former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was spinning the tunes.
Sean Christie, the club's director of marketing, said Lee had to be removed by security officers, but Lee's manager said the 41-year-old drummer walked out of Sunday's show.
"He was playing lousy music," Christie said. "We told him to wrap up his set and make a graceful exit. When he refused, we said we would just pull the plug on him, which is what we ended up doing."
In a statement Wednesday to The Associated Press, Lee's manager, Carl Stubner, said, "Tommy walked out of the venue (with his personal security helping him with his gear) after 30 minutes into the show since it was clear that the 'club' management wanted him to play top 40 hip-hop tunes for their lounge." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Blabbermouth also has news on Backstage With 'Heavy Metal' Superstars: New Book Of Photography Due In September, MUDVAYNE Singer Talks About Label Imprint, First Signing, THANATOSCHIZO: New Song Available For Download, HENRY ROLLINS To Release New Spoken-Word DVD, KISS/POISON: Seattle Gig Cancelled, Norway's Black Metal Elite To Pay Tribute To BATHORY Mastermind and more click here to check it out
The Clash Honored
Ananova reports: The Clash have been awarded the Inspiration Award in music magazine Mojo's Honours List.
The awards, which also featured The Kinks' Ray Davies, recognise career-long contributions to music.
Mojo editor-in-chief Phil Alexander said the Clash had a "pushy bravado" which created songs "that remain as powerful and relevant today". [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Libertines Soph Details
Ananova reports: The Libertines have revealed the full details of their highly anticipated second album.
Called simply The Libertines, it will be released on August 30 on Rough Trade Records.
The full tracklisting is: Can't Stand Me Now, Last Post On The Bugle, Don't Be Shy, The Man Who Would Be King, Music When The Lights Go Out, Narcissist, The Ha Ha Wall, Arbeit Macht Frei, Campaign Of Hate, What Katie Did, Tomblands, The Saga, Road To Ruin, What Became Of The Likely Lads. [see full story for more of the latest on the adventures of the Libertines. Also to the couple of readers that have emailed us asking who in the hell are the Libertines, you'll have to ask some our UK readers, as the band isn't the brand name here in the US that they are over there yet. ] - Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Ananova also has news on Tony suspended over Cliff, Cloudbusting gun could keep Glasto dry, England match to be shown at Glasto, Oasis demand drugs-free zone at Glasto and more click here to check it out
Jane's Addiction Split...
NME reports: The long-term future of JANE'S ADDICTION appears uncertain this afternoon (June 23) with rumours abound they're to split.
The band, who reformed in 2002 after ten years apart and released 'Strays', an album of new material in 2003, have been on a hiatus for much of this year.
A statement has been published online said to be from all the band members, apart from singer Perry Farrell saying that their "volatile combination" means they will be no more.
The statement on Navarro's website reads: "We know we can't avoid this anymore so we will give it our best shot. What's the deal? The deal is that it simply didn't work out. Sometimes things just don't work out. In all honesty, we have broken up and rejoined roughly four times over the years. Perhaps that should shed some light as to where we are now..." [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Korn Singer Sued Over Serial
Reuters reports: Korn singer Jonathan Davis has been sued by a former business associate for breach of contract after announcing plans for a museum of American serial killers to be promoted by a show featuring bikini-clad women.
Arthur Rosenblatt, a collector of criminal artifacts, sued Davis, a former mortuary science student, and his associates, for about $4 million in a 12-count lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, related to a failed attempt to open a museum, according to court papers obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.
In the lawsuit, Rosenblatt claims Davis and other partners never provided any money and that his life was threatened on various occasions.
Rosenblatt, now living in New York, told Reuters he was considering pursuing criminal charges against Davis. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Silly News: Kravitz Loves
Herald Sun reports: LENNY Kravitz says he's happy Courtney Love is his neighbour - because she runs around naked.
Kravitz said she was an "exciting neighbour to have".
"You open the elevator and she's naked in there. The doorman will say: 'She was naked, running through the lobby'.
"It's great, you know? Adds a little excitement to the building. She's a sweetheart. - Click Here for the Full Story
ill Soulfly Dreadlocks Tour
IAYM reports: Soulfly, Twelve Tribes and Ill Nino are planning a September trek together dubbed the "Dreadlock Tour 2004". Some initial dates include:
September 02nd Minneapolis, Minnesota Quest
September 03rd Milwaukee, Wisconsin The Eagles Club
September 04th Chicago, Illinois House Of Blues
September 05th Royal Oak, Michigan Royal Oak Theatre
September 19th Norfolk, Virginia The Norva
September 20th Winston-Salem, North Carolina Ziggy's - Click Here for the Full Story
IAYM reports: Alfredo Hernandez (ex-Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age) has joined Mondo Generator on drum duties and will be accompanying them on their upcoming tour dates. They are playing a short West Coast tour in North America with MC5 starting June 29th. [see full story for dates and some more Mondo tidbits]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: IAYM also has news on Dog Fashion Disco: video, more live dates, Taproot update, Aconite Thrill updates, "Ultimate Fighting Championship" CD, Little Yellow Box: new EP / summer tour, MuDvAyNe enter studio and more click here to check it out
Aerosmith Get Shorty
ArrowFM reports: Boston Aerosmith fans will get a treat when their hometown heroes performance of "Cryin'" will be filmed for the upcoming film Be Cool. The audience at the June 24th sold-out show at the Tweeter Center might get lucky enough to end up in the film also. A sequel to Get Shorty will star John Travolta and Uma Thurman and will hit theaters in 2005. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Petty King of the Hill
ArrowFM reports: Seeing that he's taken some time off to write and record some new music, Tom Petty figured it was also a good time to become a prominent member of the animated series King of the Hill. The singer/songwriter has taped four episodes of the Mike Judge show for next season. Petty lends his voice to a character named Lucky, who got his nickname after winning a $53,000 settlement against Wal-Mart after slipping on urine. "Lucky is sort of a philosophical idiot," says Petty...[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: ArrowFM also has news on Mojo Honors The Rockers, Ex-Bon Jovi Bassist Auctions Off Memorabilia, McCartney Changes The Weather In Russia, Kansas Celebrates 30th Anniversary, Rush's Neil Peart Writes Spiritual Travel Book and more click here to check it out
Slash Supports Press Blackout
MTV reports: [MTV spoke with Velvet Revolver about a number of issues, one being Scott Weiland's decision not to talk to the press following two articles in Revolver and Maxim that he didn't appreciate. What follows is Slash's response to the decision] "In this band he's just out there proving himself as someone who is really serious about what it is that he does," Slash said. "And as soon as you get a really negative, opinionated thing from the journalists, it's like, 'You're just not getting it. I don't want to talk to you anymore.' And I totally understand it, because it's like we're out there and he's pulling it off and the last thing he wants to hear about is [what happened] six months ago or two years ago or three years ago. ... The rest of us all have pretty sordid pasts [as well - we] just never got caught." [see the full story to see what happened to Slash's famous hat] - Click Here for the Full Story
Datsuns Set Release
MTV reports: New Zealand band the Datsuns will release their second album, Outta Sight/Outta Mind, on September 14. The LP, which follows their self-titled 2003 debut, was produced by former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones.- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: MTV also has news on Experts Say Mary-Kate Olsen Faces Long Road Of Recovery, Kanye West's Videos: 'Jesus Walks' ... And Walks ... And Walks, Kidney Infection Forces Jessica Simpson To Cancel Show, Beastie Boys Beat Out Usher, Velvet Revolver For #1 Chart Slot, Britney's Fall: The Never-Before-Seen Footage and more click here to check it out
Will Farrell Rocks Anchorman
press release reports: Republic/Universal Records will release the soundtrack to the highly anticipated summer movie "Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy" June 29th. The soundtrack features the 1970s setting in the movie including classics "Ride Captain Ride" by Blues Image and Kansas' "Carry On Wayward Son." Among the highly regarded vocalists on the record, the highlight of this soundtrack may just be a new singing sensation: Will Farrell (as Ron Burgundy) performing Starland Vocal Band's classic "Afternoon Delight".
The movie, "Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy" will be in theaters July 9th. Will Ferrell ("Elf," "Old School") stars as Ron Burgundy, the top-rated anchorman in San Diego in the '70s. When feminism marches into the newsroom in the form of ambitious newswoman Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate - "View From the Top," TV's "Married With Children"), Ron is willing to play along at first-as long as Veronica stays in her place, covering cat fashion shows, cooking, and other "female" interests. But when Veronica refuses to settle for being eye candy and steps behind the news desk, it's more than a battle between two perfectly coiffed anchor-persons...it's war. [click the full story link to check out the 'Afternoon Delight' video]- Click Here for the Full Story
Blue October Rock the Northeast,
fan submitted article reports: Universal/Brando recording artists Blue October will be returning to the northeast for a summer club tour. The Texas-based quintet will be bringing their high energy "art rock" show to the New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore areas. Well known for their captivating live shows, the band continues to gain the recognition it deserves since the release of their hit single "Calling You" last summer from their latest cd History For Sale.
The band is currently gearing up for the release of their live DVD due out later this summer. The DVD show was filmed at the Lakewood Theater in Dallas, TX on June 4th to a sold out crowd. It will include songs off of their previously recorded cd's The Answers, Consent To Treatment and History for Sale. The tentative release date for the live DVD is August 25th and will coincide with an 8 week tour by the band. [see the full story link to visit the band's official site for tour dates and more. Thanks to Robin for the heads up.]- Click Here for the Full Story
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This week's update to the Mandatory Media
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from My Chemical Romance, Breaking Benjamin – new videos from Magna-Fi,
The Roots & Scissor Sisters – Plus mp3s from Unearth, Secret Machines,
Voivod, The Heavils & Trivium – click
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