Day In Rock 2/10: Beasties Vs KFC- Punk Head Scalping- Motley Palimony- Warped Dates- Stage Dive Conviction- Chimaira Death Hoax- Zeppelin To Accept Grammy- Warrant- Jacko Gag Order Appeal- ODB Tribute- Jimmy Smith RIP- Brand New Sin- SYL Tour- Switchfoot- Sixx Beats Vans- Nick Cave- Donovan Mellencamp- Strummer Train- Royal Daltrey- Franz Win 2 Brits- Hives Big Winners- more
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Beasties Vs KFC
AP reports: The Beastie Boys are fighting for the rights of chickens. The hip-hop group has joined the campaign by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals over KFC's alleged use of mistreated chickens, the animal rights group announced Wednesday. 

In an open letter to KFC Chief Executive Officer David Novak, the Beastie Boys call for a halt to the fast-food chain's use of suppliers that break birds' beaks or use growth-inducing drugs. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Punk Head Scalping reports: A member of a punk clique scalped another member apparently as punishment for her disrespectful behavior toward women, police said. The victim, a 16-year-old girl whose hair was cut in a mohawk, survived. 

Authorities are searching for Marianne Dahle, 26, who allegedly tied the teen up and used a 4-inch knife to cut away the crown and back portion of her scalp. A felony arrest warrant accuses Dahle of aggravated battery, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dwell in Darkness II Bands reports: The first set of bands have been announced for the's DWELL IN DARKNESS II festival, which will take place from June 10th through the 11th in Dayton, Ohio at Elbo's. TWELVE TRIBES BOBAFLEX, BYZANTINE, CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN, SOCIETY 1, SUMMON 

[see full story for more info and bands]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Motley Palimony
E! Online reports: It's about time Mick Mars got some bad press when it comes to his dealings with the ladies.

 The guitarist for hair-metal rockers on the comeback trail Mtley Cre has joined his bad-ink blood brothers Vince Neil and Tommy Lee this week after getting slapped with a $10 million palimony suit by a former gal-pal who claims Mars pulled out of a promise to take care of her for life. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Warped Dates reports: 6/17 Columbus, OH - Germain Amphitheatre
6/18 Columbus, OH - Germain Amphitheatre
6/19 Milwaukee, WI -Marcus Amphitheatre
6/21 St. Louis, MO - UMB Bank Pavilion 
6/22 Kansas City, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
6/24 Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Center Lot
6/25 Houston, TX - Reliant Center
6/26 San Antonio, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Stage Dive Conviction
Blabbermouth reports: The Associated Press is reporting that a man who dived off the stage at a CLUTCH concert, injuring two women in the crowd, was found guilty of reduced charges Wednesday (Feb. 9) and put on probation for one year. 

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Nancy Fuerst convicted Joseph Seink, 34, of suburban Solon, on two misdemeanor counts of reckless assault. Seink, who agreed to a non-jury trial, could have faced eight years in prison if convicted on two counts of felonious assault. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Biggest Moneymakers of 04
Blabbermouth reports: Rolling Stone magazine's list of top moneymakers: 

01. PRINCE: $56.5 million
02. MADONNA: $54.9 million
03. METALLICA: $43 million
04. SIR ELTON JOHN: $42.9 million 
05. JIMMY BUFFET: $36.5 million 

Rolling Stone bases its annual list on ticket and record sales, publishing and other related revenue. [see full story for more including and expanded list]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Chimaira Death Hoax
Blabbermouth reports: Metal Hammer is reporting that CHIMAIRA guitarist Rob Arnold did not die yesterday as an Internet report has suggested. 

A fake news story has been circulating since yesterday afternoon stating that "CHIMAIRA guitarist Rob Arnold was found dead in car aged 25. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Zeppelin To Accept Grammy
Blabbermouth reports: Former LED ZEPPELIN members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will be on hand at a ceremony Saturday night in Los Angeles to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy, according to ABC ePrep.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on GREAT WHITE Members Discuss Rhode Island Nightclub Tragedy, WITHIN TEMPTATION's 'Mother Earth' Certified Double-Platinum In Germany, NIGHTWISH: More Rescheduled U.S. Tour Dates Revealed, LAMB OF GOD Finds Widespread Support In Dispute Over Old Moniker, TOMMY LEE's Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By STEVEN TYLER, SLASH and more click here to check it out

Warrant Warning
MTV reports: Given the triumphant return of leg warmers and Mötley Crüe, it was only a matter of time before more '80s staples came out of hiding. Enter Warrant, who have announced that they began recording a new album on Friday with producer/engineer Pat Regan (Kiss, Mr. Big). The band hopes to release the album in the summer and tour behind it later this year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Jacko Gag Order Appeal
AP reports: An appeals court considering whether to lift some of the secrecy in the Michael Jackson case questioned lawyers Wednesday about how to balance Jackson's right to a fair trial with the public's right to know.

 Questions from the three-judge panel of the state's 2nd District Court of Appeal focused on whether releasing details of a criminal case involving a high-profile defendant could poison the jury pool, and on how to release some information while withholding such details as the name of the accuser, who is a minor. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

ODB Tribute
Reuters reports: surviving members of the Wu-Tang Clan have regrouped to record a tribute to fallen colleague Ol' Dirty Bastard, who died in November while working on his first album since being released from jail in 2003. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Jimmy Smith RIP
Reuters reports: Organist Jimmy Smith, who made jazz swing in a new way by almost single-handedly introducing the soulful electric riffs of the Hammond B-3 organ, has died at age 79 at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, his record label said on Wednesday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Brand New Sin Ink Deal
Metal-Rules reports: Hailed by All Music Guide as “an example of everything right about hard rock,” the Syracuse-based BRAND NEW SIN has signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group recently completed work on their highly anticipated sophomore effort, tentatively titled Recipe For Disaster. The album’s summer release will be preceded by a series of performances alongside rock legends Motorhead and Corrosion of Conformity, kicking off March 9 in Sayerville, N.J. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
SYL Tour
Metal-Rules reports: The maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD will embark on a massive U.S. headlining tour this spring with The Agony Scene, Misery Signals and Reflux in the support slots. The trek kicks off on April 5th and will make a stop at the legendary New England Metal and Hardcore Fest on April 23rd. This tour also marks the first time the group have ever played any of their new material live, and expect nothing less than a balls-out, highly energetic set. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Switchfoot Recording
Totalrock reports: San Diego band Switchfoot are currently working on their fifth album with profucer John Fields. It's to be called 'Nothing Is Sound' and will be out by the Summer.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Sixx Beats Vans
Totalrock reports: Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has been awarded $600,000 by a court, after he sued the VANS clothing company. Sixx brought the action after they used photos of him without permission at a ceremony they were sponsoring in San Francisco. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on 'Too Weird For Ziggy': London Readings, Top Names Join Tommy Lee, Brand New Sin Sign Deal, Fantomas: 'Suspended Animation' Details, Nasum Singer Officially Missing and more click here to check it out

Nick Cave 3-Disc Set
DiS reports: Nick Cave fans, it's your lucky day. Out on 4 April is a 3-CD set entitled 'B-Sides & Rarities' which promises 56 tracks previously unreleased tracks from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The collection spans over the 21 years that the group has been writing and recording, and it includes exclusively material that previously had been deleted, featured on various soundtracks, or just had never been released before.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Donovan Mellencamp
liveDaily reports: Midwestern rocker John Mellencamp embarks this spring on his first headlining tour in three years, and folk icon Donovan will be along for the ride.

 The outing--dubbed the "Words & Music Tour" for Mellencamp's 2004 best-of set--opens March 23 in Savannah, GA....

 Mellencamp will open each show, and later will be joined by Donovan for some collaborative numbers. After a solo set from Donovan--best known for his hits "Sunshine Superman," "Hurdy Gurdy Man" and "Wear Your Love Like Heaven"--Mellencamp will return for a final set. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Strummer Train
NME reports: JOE STRUMMER is to have the most unlikely of tributes to him – a locomotive named in his honour. 

The train, simply named Joe Strummer, will be unveiled on February 12 at Bristol Temple Meads station in recognition of the late Clash singer. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Royal Daltrey
NME reports: Clearly not dying before he got old THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY has lived long enough to be called to BUCKINGHAM PALACE today (February 9) to collect a CBE. 

The singer is the patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust and has raised more than £2 million for charity, reports BBC News. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Franz Win 2 Brits
NME reports: Franz Ferdinand walked away with two Brit Awards at tonight’s ceremony (February 9) – winning Best Rock Act and Best British Band. 

However, they weren’t big the biggest winners. Scissor Sisters, who kicked the show off in typically flamboyant fashion performing ‘Take Your Mama’ (their set was designed by the Muppet-show creators), won three awards for Best International act, Best International Newcomers and Best International album. Frontman Jake Shears thanked the British people "for embracing us and giving us the best year of our lives". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ashes II Ashes
The PRP reports: Former members of Slaves On Dope and Unloco have joined forces in a new group dubbed Ashes II Ashes[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Roadrage Tour
The PRP reports: More dates have been announced for the 2005 installment of the "Roadrunner Roadrage Tour", which features Trivium, 3 Inches Of Blood, Still Remains and The Agony Scene, the latest to be rolled out include: 
March 04th Toronto, ON - Funhaus
March 06th Grand Rapids, MI - Ten Bells Nightclub
March 08th Cleveland, OH - Peabody's 

[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

The Hives Big Winners
Punkbands reports: The Hives have cleaned up at their native Grammy Awards. The band claimed five awards at the Swedish Grammys held on Monday night (February 7). They were awarded Album Of The Year, Artist Of The Year, Rock Group Of The Year[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rembrandts Recording
Day in Rock reports: Powerpopsters The Rembrants have begun work on the follow-up to 2001's "Lost Together". Phil Solem tells antiMusic that they hit the studio a couple weeks ago to begin tracking for their next album. Phil didn't give any indication about a release dates but said the band is hard at work on the project. We'll post more when we know more. 

Perhaps best known for recording the theme song to the sitcom Friends, the power-pop duo also won critical acclaim for their updated Beatlesq sound in the 90s with a string of underrated albums. - Click Here for the Full Story 

The Kills Add Dates
press release reports: The Kills, have added 7 more North American tour dates in support of the upcoming album Now Wow in stores March 8th. The tour will kick off at SXSW in Austin and end with an appearance at Coachella. [see full story for the full tour date listing]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Between The Buried and Me Side Project 
press release reports: Thomas Giles Rogers, Jr., frontman for the revolutionary metalcore outfit Between The Buried And Me, decided to channel some of his creative energy into another project while preparing to hit the studio with BTBAM. This project, called ‘Giles’, is an amalgamation of Tommy’s love for electronic music and desire to do something creative and fresh. ‘Giles’ can be described as a combination of electroclash and industrial music written with a metal mindset. Tommy wrote the self-titled ‘Giles’ debut album as he would’ve written songs for Between The Buried And Me, except this time, he wrote and programmed them on a keyboard. ‘Giles’ sounds like a hodgepodge of Fischerspooner meets Diesel Boy meets Mike Patton and was written and produced solely by Thomas Giles Rogers, Jr.; it was recorded and mixed by Jamie King (also known for his work with Between The Buried And Me). Always into electronic music, Tommy wanted to take a chance at writing it and ‘Giles’ is the end result.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Goldfinger Preview
press release reports: You can now preview Goldfinger's new album Disconnection Notice in its entirety at (click full story link). The album hits stores on Feb. 15th, and the band is currently on tour with The Start and City Sleeps through March 14th. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Dew-Scented Meyhem
press release reports: German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have been confirmed for this year's Minneapolis Mayhem 2 festival, set to take place on May 6-7 at Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are the legendary thrash metal act SODOM, long-running San Francisco Bay Area metallers SADUS, Las Vegas, Nevada thrashers AVENGER OF BLOOD, Michigan-based black metallers SUMMON, Chicago's THE CHASM and the Denver, Colorado-based black/death metal band THROCULT. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Stan Ridgway DVD Action
press release reports: On the heels of his widely hailed 2004 CD, Snakebite - Blacktop Ballads and Fugitive Songs (redFLY Records), New West Records will release a DVD version of Stan Ridgway’s 2002 album, Holiday In Dirt, on February 22. But it is not your run-of-the-mill music video counterpart. 

Instead, the DVD of Holiday In Dirt is a compilation of 14 short films by 14 different filmmakers. The directors got total artistic freedom, but a budget of only $500 dollars. Each film uses a song from the album as its basis. 

The filmmakers comprise a who’s who of MTV video directors and art film provocateurs: Phil Harder (Incubus, Matchbox 20, Remy Zero), Rick Fuller (Wilco, Paul Westerberg, Barenaked Ladies), Steve Hanft, Carlos Grasso (Cracker, Oasis, L7, I.R.S. Records’ Cutting Edge), Jim Ludtke (The Residents), Chuck Statler (Devo, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe), Katherine Gordon, Simon Blake, Dan Brown, Hernan Barangan, David Roth, Heidi Frier & Charles Bowe, and Dave Moe.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

This Day in Music
This Day in Music reports: 1964, The Beatles made their US live debut on CBS- TV's 'The Ed Sullivan Show' 

1961, The Beatles appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, for the very first time (as The Beatles), they would go on to make a total of 292 other appearances at the Club. 

1981, Bill Haley was found dead, fully clothed on his bed at his home in Harlington, from a heart attack, Haley had sold over 60 million records during his career. See the full story link to see what else happened in this Day in Music history.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Slapp of the Day: Bonehead Label Execs
[The following is an opinion column. If you only came here for news or are easily offended by other people's opinions, then you can skip this] A major label's latest brainstorm in the attempt a make a bonehead move designed to shoot themselves in the foot didn't get much play in the media last week. So I figured a slapp was in order. In fact, I wouldn't have heard about this unless I was given the ultra fun assignment at my day gig to pull together some news blurbs for our next issue. And I stumbled upon this story by accident. 

Ok get this; Universal Records have decided to screw themselves out of free exposure to millions of people each month. Just how did the boneheads in suits at their corporate office decide to do this? They figured that websites and satellite companies shouldn't be giving their artists free exposure any longer by showing music videos. Instead they have decided that this marketing tool should instead be a revenue tool and they will charge companies for the privilege of giving their artists free exposure. And your profits are going down why? Wait it gets even better… 

[Scott isn't done slapping yet, click the full story link to read the rest of today's Slapp] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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