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Day In Rock 2/1: Snoop Rapist?- GNR CD Done- Rocker Murdered- Game Drive-By- Great White Singer Takes The 5th- U2 Vs Press- Pearl Jam- Matchbox Mayer- Coheed and Cambria- Social D- Meshuggah- Dissection Not Racist, Just Satanic- Paganizer- Slipknot Clones?- Aimee Osbourne Wants to Sing- Cake, Gomez and Coeds- Bob Dylan- Franz- Coachella Lineup- Alice in Chains Reunite- more
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Snoop Rapist?
Boston Herald reports: An Emmy-winning makeup artist is suing Snoop Dogg for $25 million, claiming the rapper sexually assaulted her in his dressing room after he appeared on ``Jimmy Kimmel Live.'' 

According to TheSmokingGun.com, the alleged victim, Kylie Bell, claims that Snoop (a.k.a. Calvin Broadus), along with some members of his canine-named crew, raped her after a January 2003 recording of the ABC late-night show. 

Bell, 36, maintains she was drugged while drinking champagne with the singer and four members of his posse. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

GNR CD Done
BW&BK reports: GUNS N' ROSES fan site Here Today... Gone To Hell! reports that bassist Tommy Stinson (GN'R, ex-THE REPLACEMENTS) was interviewed on Q104.3, New York's only classic rock station last night (January 30th). 

The following are a couple of Chinese Democracy updates pulled from the chat: 

Q: Where are the... Are the tracks pretty much done and they're just trying to find a date to release or there are a few more things to do? 

A: "The artwork, all those little things like that, getting all the, you know... The particulars, the little bits done...so they can actually get a release date and put it out." 

Q: So the music is done? 

A: "The music's done! It's been done... for a while."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend III 
BW&BK reports: The lineup for the 3rd Annual BW&BK 6-PACK WEEKEND has been announced. The event will take place May 6-7, 2005 at The Odeon in Cleveland, OH. Announced bands: TROUBLE JAG PANZER SOILWORK DARK TRANQUILLITY HYPOCRISY MNEMIC EXCITER CHRIS CAFFERY Tickets for the Friday are $30 advance, $35 day of show and for Saturday $35 advance, and $40 on day of show.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Rocker Murdered
Totalrock reports: Mark Evans, who was Warrior Soul's drummer on their first three albums, has been murdered in London. His body was found dumped in a car park. Three people have been charged with the crime.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
GNR Leave Geffen?
Totalrock reports: Guns n' Roses have parted with the Geffen label. TotalRock understands they're now with the Sanctuary label, although there's no release date as yet for the 'Chinese Democracy' album. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Used Star Goes Skateboarding, Former Europe Guitarist Goes Eurovision, And 'End To Menace, Bodom In The Studio, Maiden Man DJs In London and more click here to check it out
 

The Game Drive-By
Launch reports: Last week, The Game had a lot to be happy about as his debut album, the Documentary, debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart. Unfortunately, some people weren't so happy for the rapper. SOHH.com reports that shots were fired at a row of six adjacent homes owned by The Game and his Black Wall Street Entertainment company in Compton, California. The Game was out of town promoting his new album at the time and no one was hurt as a result of the shooting. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Great White Singer Takes The 5th
AP reports: The leader singer for the 1980s rock band Great White has refused to answer allegations in civil suits filed against him by victims of the deadly nightclub fire that was sparked by the band's pyrotechnics. 

In papers filed in U.S. District Court, Jack Russell's lawyers said he "faces a real possibility of criminal prosecution" for the 2003 fire that killed 100 people, and that therefore, he is asserting his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

U2 Vs Press
AP reports: The Edge, the lead guitarist of U2, is fighting an Irish newspaper in court over its report into a relative's serious illness that forced the Irish rock band to delay the start of its next world tour. 

A High Court judge in Dublin agreed Monday to a two-week delay to the hearing of rival lawsuits between The Edge and the Sunday World newspaper. 

The Dublin-based tabloid identified the relative and condition the person was suffering in a front-page story Jan. 8, but withdrew the report from later editions when The Edge's lawyers immediately obtained a temporary injunction. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Pearl Jam School
Reuters reports: Pearl Jam, the Presidents Of The United States Of America, Bill Frisell and Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson have signed on for the Concert for the Northwest School, to be held March 18 at Seattle's Paramount Theater. 

Proceeds will benefit the school, a college preparatory institution for grades six through 12 which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Among its alumni are Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard and Presidents drummer Jason Finn. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Coheed and Cambria Recording
Aversion reports: Coheed and Cambria are starting work on their fourth album. 

The band's follow-up to In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3, with the monstrously long title Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV - Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness. The new album wraps up the band's four-album narrative, though in true George Lucas fashion, it serves as a prequel to the band's first three albums. [ more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Social D Replace Bassist
Aversion reports: Social Distortion has a new bassist, as Matt Freeman, also of Rancid has left the act. 

Freeman, who recently became a father, decided to quit his spot holding down the low end in Social Distortion. Brent Harding, who played with Social Distortion front man Mike Ness during his years as a solo artist, has taken over the role. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Ryan Adams Plans Three Albums, Maroon5 Advertises Civics , ManiaTV! Brings TV to the Net , Statistics Start Sophomore Album , Ester Drang Works on Next Album and more click here to check it out
 

Meshuggah Complete CD
Blabbermouth reports: Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have finished mixing and mastering their new album, "Catch 33", for an April 11 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Nothing" is being described as one continuous 47-minute song divided into 13 parts and is said to be "musically the opposite" of the group's 2004 EP, "I".- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Dissection Not Racist, Just Satanic
Blabbermouth reports: Guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtveidt of the reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION has issued the following statement via the group's official web site: "There have been rumors and allegations surrounding the band and I, we want our fans to know and to make it a point that it is not and never has been part of our policy or philosophy to be a part of racism and what it stands for. DISSECTION is a SATANIC band and the REBIRTH OF DISSECTION tour is our focus into bringing all our ANTI-COSMIC METAL OF DEATH!"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Paganizer On Hold
Blabbermouth reports: Swedish death metallers PAGANIZER have posted the following message on their official web site: "PAGANIZER will be put on ice for the coming time, not saying the band will never surface again. Time will as always tell. As of now however there is no lineup existing and no plans to get one together or to start writing new material. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Slipknot Clones?
Blabbermouth reports: According to a BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor from Ohio, "at MUSHROOMHEAD's three recent Northeast Ohio shows, the band reportedly wore SLIPKNOT costumes/masks for their entire set. The band also did an interview on WMMS this past Sunday night (Jan. 30) and talked about the SLIPKNOT outfits. They said they did it solely for fun and to get a reaction from the crowd. There's no hidden agenda behind them wearing them." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on AEROSMITH Guitarist JOE PERRY: New Solo Album Details Revealed, ALLELE Sign With CORPORATE PUNISHMENT RECORDS, GOATWHORE Looking For New Drummer, OBITUARY Guitarist Says New Songs Are Influenced By HELLHAMMER, JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist Isn't Bothered By Illegal Downloads Of New Album and more click here to check it out
 

FCC Ownership Law Killed
Forbes reports: The Federal Communications Commission's attempt to loosen media ownership rules appears dead. 

The Office of the Solicitor General of the U.S. announced Thursday it will not appeal a federal court order blocking the less restrictive media ownership rules issued last year by the FCC. 

"We will not be petitioning the Supreme Court for certiorari in the FCC case," said John Nowacki, a spokesman for the Justice Dept., in a one-sentence statement. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Aimee Osbourne Wants to Sing
Ananova reports: Aimee Osbourne is going to launch herself as a soul singer. 

Aimee's record deal comes three years after the Osbournes' hit MTV show was launched reports the Daily Express. 

At that time she chose not to appear in the programme fearing it would jeopardise her careers plans as a musician. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Cake, Gomez and Coeds
liveDaily reports: Sacramento alt-rockers Cake and British blues-rockers Gomez are set to appear on the second annual Virgin College Mega Tour, which gets underway in early April. 

The 20-city tour will visit college markets... [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Bob Dylan enlists Merle Haggard
liveDaily reports: Folk-rock legend Bob Dylan, who is taking a rare break from touring in early 2005, will squeeze in another round of shows shortly before his 64th birthday. 

he singer/songwriter has lined up a spate of March and April concerts in five cities, including multi-night runs in Seattle, Los Angeles and Chicago. Joining him on the tour--which is dubbed "The Bob Dylan Show"--will be Merle Haggard and The Strangers, as well as Amos Lee. (Haggard will not be on board for the tour's March 19 stop in Las Vegas.) [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on U2 posts quick sellouts, adds Denver show, Cher sets yet another end-date for farewell tour, Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails top Coachella bill, Live Review: Kings of Leon in West Hollywood, CA, Danzig unveils winter tour plans and more click here to check it out
 

Franz Lead NME Awards
Xfm reports: NME Awards Nominations Announced In a list of nominations that eerily mirrors next week's Brit Awards, Franz Ferdinand are up for five awards - Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album, Best Track (for ‘Take Me Out') and Best Video at the annual music event. 

Elsewhere The Libertines and The Streets have four nominations, while The Scissor Sisters and Razorlight have three each. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Coachella Lineup
NME reports: COLDPLAY, NINE INCH NAILS, NEW ORDER and WEEZER are set to top the bill at the sixth Californian COACHELLA FESTIVAL. 

A host of British acts including Razorlight , Kasabian, The Futureheads, Bloc Party, Keane, Snow Patrol, The Chemical Brothers, Doves, Prodigy, Katie Melua, Roots Manuva, British Sea Power and Stereophonics will also play over the two-day event, which runs over the weekend of April 30-May 1. [see full story for more including the full lineup]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Duran Duran Invade US
Day in Rock reports: Duran Duran will hit US shores for the North American leg of their 'Astronaut' World Tour this month. With 40 dates currently scheduled and more planned. The North American tour is set to launch in Puerto Rico on February 8 and wrap up at New York¹s Madison Square Garden on April 13.

February 8 - Puerto Rico - Coliseo De Puerto Rico
February 11 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Office Depot Center
February 12 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
February 13 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville VM Arena
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Alice in Chains Reunite for K-Rock Benefit
Day in Rock reports: We got word today about this show from K-Rock. Here are some of the details, check the full story for more. 

Friday, Feb. 18th at the Premiere Club, Seattle WA 

ALICE IN CHAINS (Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, Mike Inez, and a singer to be named later) 

ANN WILSON OF HEART 

SIR MIX A LOT 

CHRIS DEGARMO OF QUEENSRYCHE 

KRIST NOVESELIC OF NIRVANA- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

TSTOOL Dates
press release reports: If you missed them on their extremely limited January dates, don't worry because The Soundtrack of Our Lives will be back in March. Here's where you can catch them in support of their upcoming album Origin Volume 1 out March 15th. 

3/11 - Tulsa, OK - Cains Ballroom (w/Robert Plant)
3/12 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note
3/13 - Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Events Center (w/Robert Plant)
3/14 - Dallas, TX - Gypsy Ballroom (w/Robert Plant)
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Spawn of the Rock Sound DVD
press release reports: Sony has teamed up with Concrete to promote their artists with a sweet new FREE DVD sampler. There are over 32 videos on here featuring artists such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Eighteen Visions. The catch is you can only get it at your local Concrete Corner store with the purchase of any Sony artist. [see full story for a list of stores]

 Video list: The Clash "Clampdown" - Franz Ferdinand "This Fire" - Cake "No Phone" - Hope of the States "The Red, The White, The Black, The Blue" - The Zutons "Pressure Point" - The Damnwells "Sleepsinging" - Oasis "Supersonic" - Long-View "Further" - The Mooney Suzuki "Alive and Amplified" - Acceptance "Permanent" - Coheed and Cambria "Blood Red Summer" - Val Emmich "Privacy Attracts a Crowd" - Butch Walker "Mixtape" - Travis "Writing to Reach You" - Lola Ray "Automatic Girl" - The Shins "New Slang" - AC/DC "Highway to Hell" - Chevelle "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)" - Killradio "Do you Know" - Future Leaders of the World "Let Me Out" - Lostprophets "Burn Burn" - Eighteen Visions "Waiting for the Heavens" - Korn "Word Up" - Incubus "Megalomaniac" - Crossfade "Cold" - Midtown "Give It Up" - Riddlin' Kids "Stop the World" - Judas Priest "Breaking the Law" - Lamb of God "Laid to Rest" - Mudvayne "Determined" - Iron Maiden "Wrathchild" - Nas "Thief's Theme" - Click Here for the Full Story 
 

OK Go Announce Tour
press release reports: Capitol recording group OK Go has announced plans to launch a headlining club tour of the U.S., which follows the completion of their forthcoming second Capitol release. The Chicago-based group kicks off the month-long itinerary February 18th in Madison, Wisconsin followed by a pair of highly anticipated hometown concerts. 

The group's as yet untitled second album - after their celebrated 2002 self-titled debut - is tentatively slated for release this summer. Tracks were recorded in Malmö, Sweden in late 2004 with Tore Johansson, known for his production work with Franz Ferdinand and The Cardigans.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Drummer Wanted
press release reports: Goatwhore is currently looking for a new solid and permanent replacement on drums for the upcoming Metal Blade Records release and a ton of touring. If you or someone you know wishes to audition, please contact the band at BenFalgoust@aol.com. The band will then arrange a time for you to meet up with them in New Orleans for auditions. It will be your own responsibility to get to the audition! Serious inquiries only! Must be able to play everything as played on the albums and handle an extensive touring schedule. You may also submit your demo for consideration to the following address: 

Goatwhore P.O. Box 5991 Metairie, LA 70009-5991 

The list of songs to learn for the auditions: 01. All The Sins - 02. The Serpent That Enslaves What Is Worshipped - 03. Baptized In A Storm Of Swords - 04. Blood Guilt Eucharist - 05. Graveyards And Dead Angels - 06. Vengeance of Demonic Fury - Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Kelly Osbourne To Drop One in June
press release reports: You can't count a good girl down - Kelly Osbourne is gearing up to release her sophomore effort June 7th on Sanctuary Records. This ten song CD presents an intimate look into the mind of the young scion of rock royalty and shows what makes her tick.

 A departure from her breakthrough debut, 2004's Changes (Sanctuary), and produced by Linda Perry (Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani); the CD includes a number of pop gems co-written by Kelly herself. Creating a clever hybrid of electronica melded with just the right touch of attitude, Kelly establishes a sincere sound that comes together with a sense of confidence.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

You have to love official press releases. Ok, you have been warned. 
 

Slapp of the Day: Fox
Day in Rock reports: It's great to be back. I want to thank all of you that complained and helped get my column canceled. You rock! Yeah, Crue heads I'm talking about you! Don't let the hairspray get to you brains this time. I'll smack those geriatric yoyos around some more in the coming weeks. After much pestering the big guy here agreed to try this little experiment out. The Slapp of the Day in Born! Because it's a daily thing and there are not enough musicians to slapp around, I will venture beyond music on some days to slapp others that need it. So with that in mind I kick off this new series with a slapp of an entire TV network! 

Fox needs a huge old slapp. Not only for sucking and putting on really bad copies of other shows but succeeding in doing what the Crue heads tried to do to me. Canceling something cool and leaving us hanging. I'm talking about their spoof of "The Apprentice", a little ditty called "Big Fat Obnoxious Boss". It's wasn't quality TV by any stretch, I mean we're talking Fox here, but it was sarcastic as all hell and it was fun watching these bozos do ridiculous things each week to try and win a job with the world's second worst boss (the first is the head bozo at Fox). The Fox programming morons pulled the show last year half way through the season. You should never let a show like this hanging half way through. At least do a one night marathon like NBC had the decency to do with "The Restaurant". But no the jaggoffs at Fox pulled it off in favor of "Malcolm in the Middle" repeats. First they were gonna bring it back but then decided they would post the remaining episodes on their website in late January. It's now Feb 1st and no episodes. So Fox basically screwed the fans of this show three times. Gee thanks, see if I stay tuned to watch the "Worlds Lamest Network Exploitation Special" part 15 next Thursday. This wasn't a beautiful slapp to start things off with but it needed to be done. If you have a target for a slapping let me know by posting in the Fan Speak. Until tomorrow, Slapp Out! - Click Here for the Full Story
 

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