Love Pleads Guilty
antiMUSIC reports: Courtney Love pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a charge of disorderly conduct that resulted from the embattled singer hitting a concergoer on the head with a microphone stand during an appearance last March in New York.
Love's plea was part of an agreement with the district attorney's office. She was originally charged with third-degree assault and reckless endangerment, which could have landed her behind bars for a year on each charge.
Manhattan Criminal Judge Melissa Jackson went along with the plea agreement and granted Love a conditional discharge that stipulates that Love must pay her victim $2,336 for medical expenses, enroll in a drug-treatment program and not violate any other laws. If Love lives up to her side of the agreement, her case will be sealed. If she violates the agreement she faces jail time. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Misfit Joins Marines
Blabbermouth reports: Former MISFITS and current GOTHAM RD. frontman Michale Graves has confirmed reports that he has enlisted in The United States Marine Corps. "My enlistment took place on August 25, 2004 with the full support of my friends and family," Michale writes on his newly launched official web site MichaleGraves.net. "I will leave for recruit training on January 10, 2005 and will serve in the infantry reserve." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: Doug Elfman of the Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting that the two remaining members of NIRVANA, a seminal band in rock history, hadn't stood on stage together since 1993, when singer Kurt Cobain killed himself. But on Tuesday night, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic walked on a stage in the parking lot of the Stardust and hugged.
It was the hug that rocked the vote. That was the intention, at least. The rockers were joined by Tom DeLonge of the punk band BLINK-182. They picked Las Vegas to launch a 10-day bus trip through battleground states in the presidential election. [see full story for more, including a link to a photo]- Click Here for the Full Story
Note: We usually shy away from partisan political stories (from all sides) in the Day in Rock, but made an exception because the reunion of Dave and Krist is news.
New Manson Band?
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting at the Mr-MansonFan MSN Group, MARILYN MANSON performed his cover of DEPECHE MODE's "Personal Jesus" on MAD TV last Friday (Oct. 15) with a brand-new band lineup, featuring drummer Chris Vrenna (ex-NINE INCH NAILS) and guitarist Mark Chaussee (ex-FIGHT, DANZIG).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Aerosmith Hot Sauce
Blabbermouth reports: Ashley Food Company is premiering the latest brainchild of Joe Perry, lead guitarist for AEROSMITH — exotic Mango-Peach Tango hot sauce, joining his hit "Rock Your World" Boneyard Brew hot sauce. Available online and in quality food venues, along with 14 award-winning sauces in the Ashley Foods line. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Ozzy Box Tracks
Blabbermouth reports: The complete track listing has been revealed for the upcoming OZZY OSBOURNE box set, which has apparently been re-titled "The Prince of Darkness", according to IGN.com.
CD 3 - Oddities and Duets: 01. Iron Man (Ozzy With THERAPY?)- 02. N.I.B. (Ozzy with PRIMUS)- 03. Purple Haze (Ozzy with Zakk Wylde, Randy Castillo & Geezer Butler) - 04. Pictures Of Matchstick Men (Ozzy with TYPE O NEGATIVE) - 05. Shake Your Head (Let's Go To Bed) (Ozzy with WAS NOT WAS) - 06. Born To Be Wild (Ozzy with Miss Piggy) - 07. Nowhere To Run (Vapor Trail) (Ozzy with CRYSTAL METHOD, DMX, 'Ol Dirty Bastard & Fuzzbuble) - 08. Led Clones (Ozzy with Gary Moore) - 09. For Heavens Sake (Ozzy with Tony Iommi & WU-TANG CLAN) 10. I Ain't No Nice Guy (Ozzy With MOTÖRHEAD) - 11. Therapy (Ozzy With INFECTIOUS GROOVES) - 12. Stayin' Alive (Ozzy With Dweezil Zappa)
CD 4 - Under Covers: 01. Good Times (ERIC BURDON)- 02. 21st Century Schizoid Man (KING CRIMSON) - 03. In My Life (THE BEATLES) - 04. Mississippi Queen (MOUNTAIN) - 05. For What It's Worth (BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD) - 06. Fire (ARTHUR BROWN) - 07. Hi Ho Silver Lining (JEFF BECK GROUP) - 08. All The Young Dudes (MOTT THE HOOPLE) - 09. Sympathy For The Devil (ROLLING STONES) - 10. Changes - Duet with Kelly Osbourne (BLACK SABBATH)
[see full story for the rest of the tracklisting and more info]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Blabbermouth also has news on HANZEL UND GRETYL Land Main Support Slot On Rest Of MINISTRY Tour, PRETTY BOY FLOYD: New Lineup Promises 'Crazier New Look' And 'Improved Musicianship', CANNIBAL CORPSE Bassist Issues European Tour Report, STROMMOUSSHELD To Release New EP This Month, Former PESTILENCE Bassist To Launch New Flamenco-Oriented Studio Project and more click here to check it out
KISS 'Ozzy is Sad'
Day in Rock reports: KISSonline has a rather extensive review with Gene Simmons where he talks about a lot of issues including lineup changes, Rolling Stone Magazine, a tour of the White House, what he says to those that complain about the bogus "farewell tour" and then he gives his views on rock stars in reality TV. He had some rather strong words about how this has worked out for Ozzy.
It was bound to happen, and every show is only as good as the celebrity that's involved. Ozzy's is still magnificent, because Ozzy's not a faker, Ozzy is what he is. Everybody sees it as a comedy, but I see it as very sad. I've known Ozzy for twenty-five or thirty years. The one thing nobody ever says at the beginning of a show is, "Please don't use drugs, otherwise you'll end up like me." Because all the shaking and the stuttering and all that—Ozzy's come clean on that—it's because he's done that to himself. And it's sad, because when the cameras go away, the same person is a real human being, it's not just a TV show. And yet, every day of the week, there are new fifteen-year-old kids saying, "Let's get in the car and get high." And I'm thinking, "Another idiot is born." [see full story for the entire interview]- Click Here for the Full Story
Something Corporate DVD Tour
MTV reports: Something Corporate are between albums, but the DVD "Live at the Ventura Theater," recorded in May and due November 9, should satisfy fans until the Southern California band can follow up last year's North. Beginning November 9 in West Hollywood, California, the band will hit the road for two weeks of college dates to support the release. - Click Here for the Full Story
Green Day Not Worried Over
MTV reports: The stolen master tapes of the album Green Day originally recorded before American Idiot have yet to surface, but the band is waiting for the inevitable. "My only request is whoever's got those songs, if you put it out, put a decent cover on it," Mike Dirnt joked.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: MTV also has news on Em Changes Targets From Jacko To Bush On New Track 'Mosh', Justin Timberlake To Begin His Life Of Crime Next Week, Bone Crusher Drafts Shaq For Diesel-Powered Club Track, Courtney Love Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct, Jay-Z Cohort 9th Wonder Answers Phone, Ends Up Producing Destiny's Child and more click here to check it out
Trail of Dead Tour
PRNewswire (interscope) reports: Texas's Craziest Band(TM) is at it again. Upon release of a new single "Worlds Apart" ... And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead is taking their brand of mayhem from the Lonestar State to a city near you.
The band will introduce stunning new material as well; the full "Worlds Apart" album comes out January 25th. The title track (inspired by a National Geographic television program) is a post-9/11 reflection on haves and have- nots that might do Noam Chomsky proud.
10.20.2004 TLA Philadelphia, PA
10.21.2004 Middle East Downstairs Cambridge, MA
10.22.2004 Cafe Campus Montreal, QC
10.23.2004 Opera House Concert Venue Toronto
10.25.2004 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
CD Shipments Up
Reuters reports: Full-length CD shipments to retailers rose by 10.2 percent in the first half of 2004 from the same year-earlier period, the Recording Industry Association of America said on Wednesday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Strait Top 10
Reuters reports: Country veteran George Strait's "50 Number Ones" hits package ruled the U.S. pop albums chart for a second consecutive week, as new releases from Celine Dion, rapper Mos Def and pop-punk band Sum 41 debuted in the top 10, according to sales data issued Wednesday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
IAYM reports: A "Tribute To Slipknot" is being readied for release by Tribute Records/Liquid 8 Entertainment on November 16th. The track listing for the effort is expected to run through as follows, although the artists performing the cuts are yet to be announced[see full story for suspected tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story
Look for the bonus track 'cover songs=sh*t'
MCR Support TBS
IAYM reports: My Chemical Romance have been tapped to support Taking Back Sunday on their UK tour in January next year, dates are as follows:
January 18th Bristol, England The Academy
January 19th Portsmouth, England Pyramid Rooms
January 20th Leeds, England Metropolitan University
January 21st Birmingham, England Academy
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Slayer DVD Delay
IAYM reports: Slayer's "Still Reigning: Reign In Blood" DVD effort has been bumped back one more week to a November 02nd release date.- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: IAYM also has news on Ensoph: "The Hourglass Ordalia", E.Town Concrete: New Mp3 Online, Strung Out/Haste The Day/A Wilhem Scream Dates, American Head Charge Update, Broken Social Scene tour Europe and more click here to check it out
Outkast Movie Problems
MuchMusic reports: Outkast's movie project is reportedly in trouble. MSNBC's The Scoop reports that insiders say the "Love Below" film is "millions of dollars" over budget. According to the report, Andre 3000 has a habit of missing days on the set and the director has "lost control" of the production. The Scoop says a rep for the film denied the rumours. - Click Here for the Full Story
Memory Card Albums
tinfoil.music reports: Robbie Williams is making plans to release his greatest hits album in stores very shortly. While this isn't newsworthy in and of itself, the fact that the singer is also releasing it on an MMC (mobile memory card) complete with video content geared towards cell-phones is interesting.
The card features 'CD Quality' audio as well as video formatted for the small screens on cell-phones. The card will only be released in the UK where cell-phones or 'mobiles', as those crazy Brits say, have a very high adoption rate compared to, say, North America. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
KROQ Costume Ball Books Manson
Day in Rock reports: LA Radio station KROQ have announced details for their upcoming "8th Annual KROQ Halloween Costume Ball" which will take place on Sat October 30th at The Vault in Long Beach. Who better to perform at such an event than Alice Cooper? Well if you go a younger demographic then your best bet is Marilyn Manson. So Cal KROQers that want to attend to the event will have to keep their ears glued to the radio because that's the only way to win tickets. Of course we wouldn't complain if the folks at KROQ kicked some tickets our way... - Click Here for the Full Story
NOFX Singles Club
Aversion reports: NOFX will launch a singles club early next year.
Fat Wreck Chords announced that starting in February, NOFX will start a single of the month club. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Tsunami Bomb Lose Mike
Aversion reports: Tsunami Bomb confirmed rumors that it had parted ways with its guitarist.
The band broke the news on its web site yesterday (Oct. 20), announcing that guitarist Mike Griffen had left the fold. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: Aversion also has news on Love Pleads Guilty to N.Y. Attack, Suede Guys Regroup in The Tears, Two Bright Eyes Albums Coming, Thurston Moore Pens Nirvana Liner Notes, Screeching Weasel Catalog Reissued, Bowling For Soup Records Gilligan Theme and more click here to check it out
Aldo Nova Dion Hitmaker
Electric Basement reports: Best known for his rock radio staple "Fantasy" (1981), guitarist ALDO NOVA has veered away from his solo career in the last many years, favoring songwriting for other artists, namely mega pop star Celine Dion. He explains to Electricbasement.com how the evolution took place, "Beginning in 1985, when I did the first Celine Dion record, I realized I could make some serious money at it." He elaborates, "I met her through Sony in Quebec because I was back in Montreal back then, and the A&R (artists and repertoire) guy was a friend of mine and said he had this girl he wanted me to write for. [see full story for full interview]- Click Here for the Full Story
ArrowFM reports: Originally released in 1977, the infamous The Grateful Dead Movie will be released on DVD on November 9th. Shot during the band's "farewell" concerts in October 1974 at San Francisco's Winterland venue.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
So that's where KISS got the 20 year farewell tour idea from.
Floyd Snubbed McCartney
ArrowFM reports: Who dares to reject a Beatle? Well, the boys from Pink Floyd apparently had no problem in doing so. In Nick Mason's upcoming biography, the Floyd drummer said that McCartney offered some suggestions for the thematic elements of their incredible album Dark Side of the Moon. McCartney was reportedly laying down tracks for his Wings album Red Rose Speedway at Abbey Road Studios in London while the Floyd was there working on Dark Side. Seems as if the Beatles legend had to "audition" to appear on the record and failed in the doing.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: ArrowFM also has news on McCartney & Young Rock Against Mines, Elton John's Photo Collection Sells Big!, Bono Takes Home TED For Activist Work, Guess Who's Releasing A New DVD?, New Movie Uses Beatles Songs For Inspiration and more click here to check it out
Coldplay, Darkness, Travis
Ananova reports: Coldplay, The Darkness and Travis are set to re-record Band Aid's hit single - to raise millions for Africa's new victims of famine.
Frontmen Chris Martin, Justin Hawkins and Fran Healy have told Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure they will drop everything to make the charity track.
And now Midge and Sir Bob are talking to Noel Gallagher, Robbie Williams, Jamelia, Blur and Dido about joining the stellar Band Aid III line-up. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Ananova reports: Graham Coxon is reported to be returning to Blur.
The guitarist quit in 2002 during the session for 2003's Think Tank album.
He reportedly met with the band last week for talks reports Yahoo quoting the Daily Mirror.
"It's very positive for everyone and Graham will still be able to do his solo work as well as working with the band again." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
liveDaily reports: Lit gets back on the road this month for a new round of shows that frame the November release of the group's forthcoming DVD.
The tour kicks off in California at the end of this month, and dates so far stretch into early December.
Denver Harbor--which features former members of Fenix, TX--and Riddlin' Kids open on most dates.
On Nov. 16, Lit issues a new DVD titled "Lit: All Access." [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
POTUSA Daly Show
liveDaily reports: Presidents of the United States of America will capitalize on their name with a five-day, election-week residency on "Last Call with Carson Daly." The group will serve as the show's house band from Nov. 3-9[more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Ray Charles Goes Platinum
liveDaily reports: Ray Charles posthumously has scored his first platinum album. Charles' recently released "Genius Loves Company," a collection of 12 new duets, has shipped 1 million copies in the U.S., and two million copies worldwide [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Source: liveDaily also has news on Courtney Love pleads guilty to New York disorderly conduct charge, Live Review: The Ocean Blue in West Hollywood, CA, Hoobastank sniffs out dates for headlining run, Bette Midler solidifies Kiss My Brass itinerary, Rarities-heavy Nirvana box set due in November and more click here to check it out
Kool & The Gang (of friends)
press release (special ops) reports: Kool & The Gang are one of the most celebrated and revered groups of all time. They have thrilled audiences all over the world with their live performances, and their contribution to popular culture is immeasurable. Their music has spanned four decades pushing the boundaries in all genres of music from Jazz and Funk to R&B and Pop.
No other band can boast maintaining their original line up for 40 years. To celebrate this illustrious career, a diverse mix of artists has come together to create the ultimate funk album in THE HITS: RELOADED which features Ashanti, Sean Paul, Redman, Blackstreet, Blu Cantrell, Angie Stone, Jamiroquai, Lisa Stansfield, Jimmy Cliff & Bounty Killer and Youssou N'Dour. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
press release (total assault) reports: American Head Charge have announced the following dates. American Head Charge's new album, The Feeding, is scheduled to hit stores this coming February.
10/25 Bluebird, Denver, Colorado
10/26 32 Bleu, Colorado Springs, Colorado
10/28 Reverb, Cedar Falls , Iowa
10/29 Billiards on Broadway, Fargo, ND
- Click Here for the Full Story
Strung Out CD Release
press release (earshot media) reports: Since forming in 1994, the Southern California punks known as Strung Out have seen their popularity rise with the help of a killer live set and nonstop touring with bands such as Pennywise, the Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX and Papa Roach, as well as multiple appearances on the Vans Warped Tour.
Offering up a thunderous mix of melodic punk and metal, Exile in Oblivion (Strung Out's fifth full-length release for Fat Wreck Chords) is arguably the band's strongest and heaviest effort yet, which led Alternative Press to recently proclaim that Strung Out are "…back and badder than ever…"
Exile in Oblivion was produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer) and will be released on Nov 2nd. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
Metal Blade Release Schedule
metal blade newsletter reports: RELEASE SCHEDULE:
10/19 PsyOpus – Ideas of Reference – CD
10/19 From A Second Story Window – Not One Word Has Been Omitted - CD
11/2 Born From Pain – Sands of Time – CD
11/2 Paria – Misanthropos CD
[see full story to check out the new Metal Blade section on My Space]- Click Here for the Full Story
Gorerotted Not Replacing
metal blade newsletter reports: First up we have decided not to replace Mr. Gore. We are gonna stay as a five piece with Goreskin and Wilson handling all the vocals. Also over the next weeks the site will see loads of updates, tour photos, backstage photos and a Gorerotted A-Z that tells you everything you need to know about the band and their entourage.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Black Dahlia Murder UK
metal blade newsletter reports: The Black Dahlia Murder is confirmed to play the Barfly in London, England on December 3rd 2004 and will then head out to tour through Europe with Marduk, Napalm Death, VADER and more! [see full story for full tour dates listing]- Click Here for the Full Story