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Day In Rock 11/09:  Murder Inc Bust- Ashlee Isn't Alone, Ask KISS & Evanescence - Metal Riot- John Paul Jones- Rob Zombie Movie- Fat Jet- Linkin Shoes- Purple Rain Club Closed- Cat Stevens Peace Prize- Skynyrd- Henry Rollins- Mars Volta- U2- Soft Cell Singer Leaves Hospital- NIN Delay- Em Vs Jacko Pt II- Morrissey- Clapton- Collective Soul- Beyond the Embrace- more
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Murder Inc Bust
AP reports: The bookkeeper for rap label Murder Inc. was indicted on money laundering charges by federal prosecutors who are probing ties between drug dealers and the recording home of such platinum-selling acts as Ja Rule and Ashanti. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Ashlee Isn't Alone, Ask KISS & Evanescence 
Blabbermouth reports: In the wake of the recent Ashlee Simpson lip-syncing controversy, a concert-industry source has told Rolling Stone magazine that many rock bands use backing tracks in concert, too, to recreate the studio sound of their albums. "A lot of the heavy acts do that they thicken up the guitar sounds when they play live," the source said. "KISS has backing tracks galore." And bands aren't embarrassed by it. "When you go into the recording studio, you have layers and layers of guitars," said EVANESCENCE manager Dennis Rider. "Unless you have three or four guitar players onstage, you can't duplicate that. And people want to hear the record they bought." - Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Gorgoroth Cause Riot
Blabbermouth reports: Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH made headlines in major Latin American newspapers after the audience rioted at their show in San Salvador (capital of El Salvador) on Saturday (Nov. 6). According to a posting on the band's web site, "the audience got so ecstatic over the presence of the first black metal act visiting their country that the situation got totally out of control. The security and the police could not handle the people outside the venue so they had to call in the special forces, 'del cuerpo de Proteccion a Personalides Importantes' (PPI). When the PPI reached the venue the masses of people not getting a ticket for the already sold-out show kicked in the entrance door and lots of fighting between the audience began. The audience started to kick in doors and toilets, several injuries occured and major damages to the venue. The PPI decided in the end to use gas on the audience to get the situation under control.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
John Paul Jones Working on New CD
Blabbermouth reports: Former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones has posted the following message on his official web site: 

"I have now started to write and record for the new album. I'm sort of doing both things at the same time, a new approach that I am hoping will make for a more organic process. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

New Rob Zombie Movie
Blabbermouth reports: Rob Zombie's second project as a feature film director, "The Devil's Rejects", has been given a release date of August 12, 2005. Although a February release for the movie had been previously rumored, Zombie himself announced online last week that the picture would not be finished in time for that. "The Devil's Rejects" is the sequel to Zombie's directorial debut, 2003's "House Of 1000 Corpses". The rocker-turned-filmmaker has said that this movie will be much darker and nastier than its predecessor. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on TAPPING THE VEIN In Pre-Production With NEIL KERNON, MEGADETH's MUSTAINE And EXODUS' HOLT To Guest On MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball', DAMAGEPLAN: 'Explode' Video Posted Online, AMORPHIS, INTO ETERNITY, BEYOND THE EMBRACE: More Tour Dates, HATEBREED Singer Performs With AGNOSTIC FRONT On 'Monster Garage' and more click here to check it out
 

Silly News: Fat Jet
NME reports: JET are planning to put some heavyweight work into the follow-up to their debut album 'GET BORN' - by piling on the pounds. 

The band, who have been rigorously touring their first LP throughout the year, are now planning to head into the studio to begin work on their second. 

Bassist Mark Wilson revealed: "I will start my regimen to get extremely fat, 'cause I got a couple months off. I want to be one of those guys who they have to take the front of their house off and get a crane in and put them in the back of a flatbed truck 'cause they're too big to fit in the ambulance. That's my goal in life." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Linkin Shoes
MTV reports: [Linkin Park vocalist Mike} Shinoda might also be giving Jay-Z a run for his share of the shoe market. He's just designed a limited-edition "Remix Series" model for DC Shoes. But he's not selling the black-and-gray kicks to make a profit. All proceeds go to a scholarship fund he's established at his alma mater, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. [see full story for more, including info on the LP book]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Purple Rain Club Closed
Pitchfork reports: First Avenue, the famed Minneapolis concert venue that has fostered the city's independent music scene since the early 1980s, shut down last Tuesday, as a result of a year-long struggle amongst those involved in running the club. During its 34-year tenure, First Avenue was a Twin Cities fixture and served as a launchpad for acts like Prince (who filmed several performances for 1984's Purple Rain there), The Replacements, and Hüsker Dü-- not to mention innumerable other non-local indie artists touring the midwest. One faction in the dispute has begun plans for a new nightclub in the same building, while the other is hinting that a second "First Avenue" could reappear elsewhere in the city. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Cat Stevens Peace Prize
AP reports: The singer once known as Cat Stevens, now a peace activist whose name was on a U.S. list of people suspected of having terrorist links, will receive a peace prize from a foundation headed by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, organizers said Monday. 

The singer, now named Yusuf Islam, is expected to attend the ceremony on Rome's Capitoline Hill on Wednesday, said Enzo Cursio, a spokesman for the Gorbachev Foundation. Islam will receive the award from Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni and Gorbachev, the spokesman said.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Boss Kills Condo Naming
AP reports: ASBURY PARK, N.J. - It's good to be The Boss. Less than a month after the city broke ground on a waterfront redevelopment project, Bruce Springsteen rendered his verdict on a planned condominium called "The Rising," same as his Grammy-winning 2002 album and song. 

The Boss called the building name a "mistake" and nearly immediately the developer agreed to change it, city Manager Terry Reidy said Monday. [see full story for more, where some funny brown nosing can be found]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Skynyrd Crossroads
Reuters reports: Modern country duo Montgomery Gentry and stalwart Southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd will meet on an upcoming episode of "CMT Crossroads." 

The performance will be taped at an undisclosed Nashville location in front of an invitation-only audience. The episode will premiere Dec. 10 on the cable music channel. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Henry Rollins DVD
IAYM reports: Henry Rollins is planning to release a new DVD entitled "Shock And Awe" featuring his on-stage musings from the recent "Shock And Awe... My Ass" tour on February 01st, through his own label imprint, 2.13.61. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Mars Volta Single
IAYM reports: The Mars Volta have tapped 'The Widow' to serve as the first single from their upcoming new album "Frances The Mute", which is tentatively expected out in stores next March. The track is slated to impact at U.S. radio on January 18th.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Monster Magnet Tour Dates, Skinless Update, A Perfect Circle LP, S.O.A.D. Delay, Shenoah Update, Little Yellow Box: January Tour, and more click here to check it out
 

U2 Leak
NMC reports: Pirates have struck again, and this time they've dropped U2's "Bomb." 

Reuters.com reports that the new U2 album, "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," was leaked over the Internet last weekend. The album was set for US release November 23, but now that date may change. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Soft Cell Singer Leaves Hospital
Aversion reports: Marc Almond was transferred to a private hospital this weekend, as he continues to recover from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. 

Almond left London's Royal London Hospital for an unnamed private hospital. He had been under the care of the hospital since his Oct. 17 motorcycle accident. A post on his official site says he's still a long way from recouperating, but has made large strides. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

NIN Delay
Aversion reports: Apparently five years isn't enough time for Trent Reznor to make an hour's worth of music. 

The album has now been pushed back from an early 2005 to spring '05 release. Reznor also dumped the working title, Bleedthrough, for artistic reasons. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Reprise Re-Releases The Network, QOTSA Album Gets Title, Alarm Scam Becomes Hollywood Film, Illness Scrubs Radio 4 Tour, Thick Signs Fingers Cut Megamachine and more click here to check it out
 

Em Vs Jacko Pt II
Ananova reports: Eminem is dispelling his hardman image, by joining his daughter Hailie's school trips and reading to her classmates. 

The rapper, real name Marshall Mathers III, is deeply involved in the eight-year-old girl's life since he won full custody of her following his divorce from troubled ex-wife Kim, who's served prison time on drug-related offences. 

Eminem said: "In school, when they have plays and field trips, I don't miss them. Even if I've got to deal with craziness. Last year I went and read to the class. Two books. It was reading month or something." 

Meanwhile, Eminem plans to dress as Michael Jackson when he performs at this months MTV Europe Music Awards. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Yup, someone has an album coming out. 
 

Morrissey Enhanced
Ananova reports: Nine bonus tracks on a separate CD, a video and live performance footage will be included on an enhanced version of Morrissey's You Are The Quarry album. 

The CD will be released on Sanctuary Records on November 22. 

As well as the originally issued 12-track album a second CD will contain B-side from singles released from the album. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Yeah Yeah Yeahs announce second London show, Kylie admits to steamy phone conversations, Robbie single again, U2 album leaks online, Lisa to get her own MTV show and more click here to check it out
 

Clapton Plans Live Johnson Tribute
liveDaily reports: Eric Clapton, who earlier this year released an album of Robert Johnson covers titled "Me and Mr. Johnson," is set to issue a DVD and CD that feature him performing some of Johnson's songs live. 

The new DVD/CD, titled "Sessions for Robert J," was recorded this year in four different settings: in rehearsal studios in England and Texas, at 508 Park Ave. in Dallas (where Johnson recorded in 1937), and in a hotel room in Santa Monica, CA. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Collective Soul Hit The Clubs
liveDaily reports: Collective Soul ushers in its first new album in four years with a run on the North American club circuit. 

The group kicks off the tour on Wednesday (11/10), six days before the new set, titled "Youth," lands in stores--and dates are set through mid-December. 

The outing will, in part, serve as a warm-up for a "massive U.S. tour" that is planned for next year, according to a press release. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Bruce Springsteen makes appearance at Parkinson's benefit, Lovett, Hiatt, Ely and Clark set more co-headlining dates, Live Review: Day Two - All Tomorrow's Parties in Long Beach, CA, Live Review: Day One - All Tomorrow's Parties in Long Beach, CA and more click here to check it out
 

Beyond the Embrace Supporting Amorphis
press release reports: Beyond the Embrace have just confirmed their addition to the 2005 Amorphis tour. Beyond the Embrace will be supporting Amorphis and Into Eternity on a national tour, that hits the road in March. 

In the meantime, Beyond the Embrace will be playing a show in Lowell, MA on November 6th with Manifest and more, at Above the Blue Shamrock. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Isaac Back with A18
press release reports: A18 are happy to announce the return of longtime vocalist Isaac Golub after a hiatus. Their statement read, "Hey Everybody!!! Just a little update on events regarding A18. First off, Isaac is back!!! He quit like a little girl for a month or so but saw the light and is back more pissed than ever." The band recently shot a new music video for "Heartbreak Affliliated" look for it on video shows this fall. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Daily Download
press release reports: Here is this week's Daily Download schedule.

 Tuesday 11/9: Tower Download: N.O.R.E. "Oye Mi Canto" 

Wednesday 11/10: Tower Download: Snoop Dogg "Drop It Like It's Hot" 

Thursday 11/11: Tower Download: Crossfade "Cold" 

Friday 11/12: Guest: Lil' Jon and the Eastside Boyz - Tower Download: Alicia Keys "Karma" 

The Daily Download is a live, daily countdown of the top 10 legally downloaded songs in the country, airing weekdays from 6pm - 7pm EST on Fuse. - Click Here for the Full Story 
 

The Fight UK
press release reports: The Fight are on the road again! US dates coming soon for Feb/March 2005! 

The Fight UK tour dates:
11/17 - Stoke @ The Underground
11/18 - Glasgow @ The Vale
11/25 - Northhampton @ Soundhaus
11/30 - Durham @ Riverside Café' @ SU
12/01 - Kendal @ Rugby Club
12/02 - Wrexham @ The Talbot
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Ex-Translator Singer Debut Album
press release reports: Steve Barton, known best as the lead voice and guitar in San Francisco alt band Translator ("Everywhere That I'm Not"), has returned with a solid arsenal of pop songs. His first U.S. album release is titled Charm Offensive (on Sleepless Records through Redeye Distribution) and is due in stores on February 8, 2005. Producer was Ed Stasium (Ramones, Smithereens, Talking Heads.) 

Barton's band consists of Barton on guitar and lead vocals; Casey Dolan on guitar and vocals; Derrick Anderson, bass; and two drummers of renown Robbie Rist (L.A.'s MVP powerpop skinsman and former Brady Bunch star) and Dave Scheff (original drummer from Translator.) [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

The F-Ups Hit The Road
press release reports: The F-Ups are hitting the road with punk legends The Voodoo Glow Skulls and Go Betty Go. The tour officially kicked off yesterday in Phoenix, AZ at the Mason Jar. 

11/10 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
11/12 - St. Louis, MO - Creepy Crawl 
11/13 - Ames, IA - Maintenance Shop
11/14 - Minneapolis, MN - Ascott Room
11/15 - Duluth, MN - Twin Ports Music/Arts
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Dry Kill Logic Headline
press release reports: Dry Kill Logic are on the road supporting their new Repossession Records release, The Dead And Dreaming, which is in stores nationwide right now! 

All dates previously with Scum Of The Earth will now be headlined solely by Dry Kill Logic and supported by local bands. 

11/12 - Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ Slayer. Kill Switch Engage
11/13 - Pittston, PA @ The Staircase w/ Coretez
11/14 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance w/ Coretez
11/15 - Syracuse, NY @ Tundra w/ Coretez
11/16 - Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon w/ Coretez
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

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