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Day In Rock 11/30: Eminem Cult- Metallica Stole Song?- Maiden Dis U.S.- Child of Bodom Goes Punk- Franz Bassist Hospitalized- Best Covers- Sting- Korn- Lil Jon Hitched- Elvis- Haunted- Vaux- Coheed and Cambria Axe Dates- P.A. Danielsson RIP- Aborted- Motley Crue- Tupac Pirates- U2- Blues Brothers- Jacko Denied- Artie Mogull RIP- Dark Tranquillity- Fugaziless 05- Slipknot- more
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Eminem Cult Priest
Sohh reports: Eminem's politically charged video for "Mosh" has earned him recognition as "honorary priest" of the anti-violence UFO cult, The Raelian Movement. 

Besides taking the top chart position this week for his album, Encore, Eminem is getting another top position as an "honorary priest" of the Raelian Movement. The group's founder, Rael, formerly known as Claude Vorilhon, has bestowed the title upon Eminem for his anti-war video, "Mosh," [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Metallica Stole Song?
Metal Underground reports: Did Metallica inadvertently "borrow" a musical idea from another band for their 1986 dark "power ballad" "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"? Several Internet reports definitely seem to suggest so. 

A song called "Rainbow Warrior" by the obscure NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) band Bleak House appears to contain undeniable similarities to the Metallica classic. The Bleak House track was released as a seven-inch single in 1980 via Buzzard Records, and was followed up by another seven-inch single in 1982 and various compilation appearances before the band apparently called it a day. 

A self-proclaimed NWOBHM fanatic, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich spent much of his time in the early '80s tracking down obscure recordings from his favorite groups of the era. [see full story for more, including mp3 samples of the songs]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Maiden Dis U.S.
BW&BK reports: IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com report that in a recent interview with Maidenfans.com member AirRaidSyren, drummer Nicko McBrain spoke about the band's future in America. 

Says Nicko, "Well, to be honest, we don't like playing in America. It's not good, and it's not me that has the major problems in the band since I live in America, but we have a real problem with American's attitude". 

Nicko didn't say specifically that Maiden won't play in America anymore, but from this it's pretty clear that if that's the case it'll be just a few dates, like on the Dance Of Death tour last winter. - Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Child of Bodom Goes Punk
BW&BK reports: According to the CHILDREN OF BODOM fansite Scythes-Of-Bodom.com, frontman Alexi Laiho's KYLÄHULLUT side project, also featuring Vesku Jokinen (KLAMYDIA) and Tommi Lillman (ex-TO/DIE/FOR, SINERGY), have completed work on their full-length album, Turpa Täynnä (Hammered). There are tentative plans to release it in January 2005. Tagged as a "straightforward punk band", they recorded 12 songs in the space of a week [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Source: BW&BK also has news on DARK TRANQUILLITY - The Gallery And The Mind's I Re-Issues Detailed, STARWOOD's Marten Andersson Issues Update, TURMOIL - Ready To Record Three New Songs, GORGOROTH Issue Tour Report, Atarfe Vega Rock Festival Update - PARADISE LOST Confirmed and more click here to check it out
 

Franz Bassist Hospitalized
Xfm reports: Franz Ferdinand bassist Bob Hardy was hospitalised this weekend (Saturday November 27) following a show by the band at Osaka's Mother Hall in Japan. He was diagnosed with a severe case of gastro-enteritis. 

During Franz' sell-out Japanese tour, Hardy had started to feel ill on the Friday night during the journey to Osaka. He completed the show at the Mother Hall the following evening, Saturday, in considerable pain and for the most part seated. 

He was then taken to hospital in Osaka that evening where he was diagnosed with a severe case of gastro-enteritis and admitted for the night before being transferred to a Tokyo hospital last night (Sunday November 28). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Best Covers
Xfm reports: A new poll of the Top 50 best cover versions of all time has just been published with Jimi Hendrix's version of Bob Dylan's ‘All Along the Watchtower' topping the list, while the Top 10 includes The Beatles, Sid Vicious and Scissor Sisters. 

The list of the Top 50 cover versions was chosen by Daily Telegraph music critics and includes well known favourites such as Johnny Cash's version of U2's ‘One', Ryan Adams' reworking of Oasis' ‘Wonderwall' and The Vines' take on Outkast's ‘Ms Jackson'. 

Topping the list though was ‘All Along the Watchtower' by The Jimi Hendrix Experience as recorded by the guitar legend in 1968, only one year after Bob Dylan wrote and recorded the original on his album ‘John Wesley Harding'. [see full story for more, including the list]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Reading & Leeds Tease
Xfm reports: Two out of the three main stage headliners for next year's Carling Reading and Leeds Weekender festivals have already been decided upon, according to Mean Fiddler's director of festivals Melvin Benn. 

It may seem a long while off (nine months to be exact), but according to a new interview with Benn, it appears that two thirds of the main stage bands have already been booked. Perhaps predictably, Benn refused to be drawn on the identity of the two bands, but did rule out any major shift in musical policy. 

"We've booked most of the acts for Reading and Leeds already and have confirmed two of the three headliners," Benn confessed to Virtual Festivals You know I can't tell you who they are, but they've both got singers and use guitars. They both have drummers as well! That's as much as you're getting!" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Source: Xfm also has news on Stores Stock 1Mill Band Aid Singles, Doherty Joins Coxon Live Onstage, Xfm Winter Wonderland Tickets On eBay, Plenty More Manics For Your Money, The Others Want You In Their Video Today and more click here to check it out
 

A Perfect Sting
Pollstar reports: Sting will return to North America in April with his Broken Music Tour, a stripped-down show featuring two guitars, bass and drums. 

The four-piece will comprise Sting on bass; longtime bandmate Dominic Miller plus Shane Fontayne on guitars; and Josh Freese from A Perfect Circle on drums. 

The tour starts April 1st at the Event Center at San Jose State in California. L.A. rockers Phantom Planet will open the show on all dates.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Korn Covers EP, New CD
Billboard reports: While touring behind its recently released "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1," Korn is already looking forward to its next studio project. According to guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer, the alternative metal act's seventh album is slated for a late spring/early summer 2005 release. 

"On Jan. 2, we're going to go back and finish writing our next album," Shaffer tells Billboard.com. "It's definitely more of a progressive [sounding] Korn," he adds, declining to divulge any tentative song titles. 

After including covers on its Epic/Immortal set "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1," Shaffer hints the Bakersfield, Calif.-based five-piece is working on a covers EP, with a tentative title of "Korn Kovers," for a possible April release. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Source: Billboard also has news on Stooges, Black Keys On Kimbrough Tribute, Vibe Vows Awards Show Return In 2005, Billboard Bits: Grammy Auction, Crespo, Cash, U2 Bombs U.K. Album Chart, Groban Plans 2005 Tour and more click here to check it out
 

Libertine Blur Jam
MTV reports: Brit-rock past and present met over the weekend when the Libertines' Pete Doherty joined former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon onstage in London for a cover of the Libertines' "Time for Heroes." Coxon was performing to support his solo album Happiness in Magazines.- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Lil Jon Hitched
MTV reports: The King of Crunk married his queen this weekend at a resort in Puerto Rico. 

Lil Jon walked down the aisle at the Wyndham El Conquistador Resort and Golden Door Spa in Fajardo, near San Juan, at a small Saturday afternoon ceremony.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

No Mo Hoes For You

Source: MTV also has news on Eminem 'Went Crazy' With Tupac's A Cappellas For Loyal To The Game, Mixtape Monday: Young Buck Gets Shine On G-Unit City, Luda Talks Birth Of 'Virgo', JoJo Says She's 'Not That Kind Of Girl,' Wants Dr. Dre For Next Album, Ying Yang Twins Obscene? University Just Figured That Out, Julia Roberts Welcomes Phinnaeus And Hazel To The World and more click here to check it out
 

UK Loves Band Aid
Celebrity Cafe reports: A remake of the melancholy Christmas tune, Do They Know It's Christmas, released as a charity single by many of Britain's top bands, has sold 95,000 copies on its first day of release. It is expected to open at the number one slot on the British charts and stay there at least until Christmas.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Elvis Bday Reissues
Reuters reports: The U.K. arm of RCA Records will launch an ambitious singles release campaign next year to mark the 70th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth on Jan. 8. 

RCA will reissue each of Presley's 18 U.K. No. 1 singles weekly, in chronological order, as limited edition CDs or 10-inch vinyl discs. The campaign will begin Jan. 3 [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Haunted Plan 05 Tour
siN's metal news reports: According to what the band members themselves have been saying at recent shows, THE HAUNTED will be headlining in the U.S. next spring. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Metallica Wrap Tour
siN's metal news reports: METALLICA played their final show of their two year world tour last night in San Jose, CA at the hp Pavilion. From here, the band will go on a break, possibly play a show (or more) around New Year's eve, and then go back into the studio. The band's next album is due out in the fall of 2005. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Source: siN's metal news also has news on Dark Tranquillity - Lost to Apathy hits the Swedish charts; The Mind's I and Gallery re-releases out in early 2005, Slayer - Videos from 1983, P.S. - Three shows, In Flames - Working on DVD, Nightwish - Itinerary update and more click here to check it out
 

Vaux Almost Done
Punkbands.com reports: Vaux has finished recording their new record (with the exception of the vocals, which will be tracked in January). The band has spent the past 5 weeks in the UK working with producer Garret Lee (U2, Snow Patrol) at Jacob's Studios in Farnham.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Coheed and Cambria Axe Dates
Punkbands.com reports: Coheed and Cambria were forced to cancel some upcoming shows due to personal issues. Here is the message from the band: "Dear friends, A series of personal events have arisen that have forced Coheed and Cambria to cancel our final run of shows, starting with Providence on November 29th, and through December 5th in Tampa. 

Sometimes life can come along and deal a bad hand that makes time with family the only priority in one's life for the moment. With two car accidents and now a sudden life-threatening illness all striking the inner Coheed family circle in the last 2 weeks, the band needs to spend this time with those closest to us. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

P.A. Danielsson RIP
Blabbermouth reports: Former TIAMAT touring keyboardist P.A. Danielsson was killed in a single-car accident in Italy last Friday (Nov. 26). He was 35 years old. 

In addition to touring with TIAMAT, Danielsson helped write the early LION'S SHARE songs "Sins of a Father" and "Scarecrow", and played on several LION'S SHARE demos around 1993. Danielsson had also recorded with VENI DOMINE in the early '90s. - Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Aborted Recording
Blabbermouth reports: Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED will enter Antfarm Studios in Denmark on December 8 with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, PANZERCHRIST, MNEMIC, EKTOMORPH, DESTINY) to begin recording their new full-length album, "The Archaic Abattoir", tentatively due in early 2005 through Listenable Records.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Red, White and Crue
Blabbermouth reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE have set "Red, White and Crüe" as the title of their upcoming greatest-hits collection, tentatively due in January/February 2005, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The set is expected to include at least one new song recorded recently with the band's original lineup of Vince Neil (vocals), Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums) and Mick Mars (guitar). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on MARDUK Guitarist Explains Lineup Changes, BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD: Solo Track Available For Free Download, STARWOOD To Film 'All My Girlfriends Have Boyfriends' Video, KATAKLYSM Announce Final Dates Of 2004, THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN To Release Debut Album Early Next Year and more click here to check it out
 

Tupac Pirates
Launch reports: Another posthumous album from deceased rapper Tupac Shakur, Loyal To The Game, is due to drop on December 14. However, due to bootlegging and illegal downloading, the set has already turned up online prior to its release date. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
U2 Hit Big
Launch reports: It looks more and more like U2 will have the Number One album in the U.S. when the new Billboard chart is announced on Wednesday (December 1). How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb came out last week, and industry sources predict it will easily sell 900,000 copies, with a million well within reach. By comparison, the last U2 album, 2000's All That You Can't Leave Behind, sold just under 430,000 copies in its first week. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Blues Brothers Live
AP reports: CLEVELAND - Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd arrived on Harley motorcycles and also hammed it up with a performance of "Sweet Home Chicago" at the opening of the newest House of Blues in a renovated storefront. 

More than 2,000 people turned out for Sunday night's gala opening. Belushi and Aykroyd arrived wearing black leather coats and escorted Mayor Jane Campbell into the concert and restaurant complex. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Jacko Denied
AP reports: The judge in the child-molestation case against Michael Jackson refused on Monday to order Jackson's accuser and the boy's family to undergo psychological examinations. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Artie Mogull RIP
Reuters reports: Veteran record executive Artie Mogull died Nov. 25 in Beverly Hills of heart failure. He was 77. 

Mogull began his music industry career in 1949 with Tommy Dorsey's orchestra. He was involved in management during the '60s and early '70s, working with Peter, Paul & Mary, Kenny Rogers, Helen Reddy, Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra, Laura Nyro and Olivia Newton-John. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Dark Tranquillity Reissue Bonus
IAYM reports: Dark Tranquillity plan to re-release both their "The Gallery" [1995] and "The Mind's I" [1997] offerings in North America early next year as 'Deluxe' remastered editions through Century Media. The albums will feature a wealth of bonus material as well as brand new booklet layouts [and "cover tune" bonus tracks. see full story for more details]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Genuflect (ex-Reveille)
IAYM reports: Former Reveille vocalist Drew Simollardes has been fronting a new band dubbed Genuflect as of late. Original Reveille guitarist Greg Sullivan is also involved with the project, you can find further details at www.genuflect.tv.- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Source: IAYM also has news on Glassjaw Update, In Flames DVD, dredg update, Twin Zero: "Monolith", Entombed/Crowbar/Pro-Pain Dates, Stutterfly/The Bled Tour Dates and more click here to check it out
 

Fugaziless 05
Aversion reports: Fugazi won't be kicking back into high gear any time soon. 

The pioneering post-hardcore act plans to keep a low profile in 2005, according to a Billboard report. The band members plan to continue playing in side projects and, for some, staying home with family rather than touring and working as Fugazi. - Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Dynamite Boy Split
Aversion reports: Dynamite Boy announced it will break up shortly into 2005. 

The band made the official announcement late last week, saying that the tour it just wrapped up with Lucky Boy's Confusion will be its last national tour ever. The act will play a handful of shows around its Texas homeland, culminating in a farewell bash in Austin in April. No specifics have been arranged for the final show. 

The band cited artistic exhaustion as the key reason for its demise. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Source: Aversion also has news on Midnight Oil Front Man Hospitalized, Ozzy Offers Reward for Family Jewels, Charges Against Ms. Dynamite Dropped, Thrills Singer Jams with Concretes, R.E.M. Reissue Extravaganza and more click here to check it out
 

Gregg Allman Tour
liveDaily reports: Rocker Gregg Allman has recruited a five-man backing band for a four-week tour of the East Coast and South, which kicks off early next year. 

The outing gets underway on Jan. 21 in Pennsylvania, and so far Allman has penciled in a handful of dates in the Northeast, including a two-night stand at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York City. [see full story for more, including initial dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Slipknot Go North
liveDaily reports: Masked metal marauders Slipknot brave the cold north of the border in early 2005 during a headlining run through Canada. 

The group has planned a short stretch of shows throughout the country that runs from Jan. 7-16. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Source: liveDaily also has news on liveDaily's Best of 2004 Music Survey accepting nominations, Jimmy Eat World plays holiday festivals, books 2005 dates, Sarah McLachlan returns to the road in April, Briefly: Ruben Studdard, Eminem, Destiny's Child, Prince, Limp Bizkit, Elton John packs for a busy touring year in 2005 and more click here to check it out
 
 

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