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Day In Rock 2/23: On-Stage Brawl- Jessica Simpson Hospitalized- Satanic Killers Sentenced- Motorhead- Britney Sued- 50 Cent Leak- Korn Lose Head- HoobaRevolver- Warning: Backstreet Boys Return- White Stripes- Oasis- Sublime- Blink 'Hiatis'- Machine Head- Manowar- Metallica- Mustaine Magamad- Roky Erickson- The Used & My Chemical Romance for $2- Citizen Cope-  more
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On-Stage Brawl For Pete 
BBC reports: Rock singer Pete Doherty has been involved in a fight with his band's guitarist at their biggest gig to date. 

Babyshambles played for 5,000 fans at London's Brixton Academy on Tuesday. 

The former Libertines singer traded blows with guitarist Patrick Walden. They were separated and bundled off stage before returning to end the set. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Jessica Simpson Hospitalized
Contact Music reports: Pop beauty JESSICA SIMPSON was briefly hospitalised on Monday (21FEB05), after she was struck down with a stomach virus. 

The 24-year-old IRRESISTIBLE singer was filming a segment for OPRAH WINFREY's hit chat show, when she suddenly fell ill. 

"She is already feeling better after being checked into, and released from, a local hospital for rehydration before flying back to Los Angeles." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Satanic Killers Sentenced
Reuters reports: The leader of the Italian heavy metal rock band Beasts of Satan was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for killing the group's singer and two women in Satanic ritual murders. Andrea Volpe, who hid his face from cameras as he entered the courthouse, had hoped for a lighter sentence after leading authorities to the victims' bodies and confessing to cult killings that have horrified the Roman Catholic country. One of his accomplices, Pietro Guerrieri, thought to be the cult's "gravedigger," was sentenced to 16 years in prison. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Motorhead Classic DVD
Aversion reports: Motorhead's notorious Ace of Spades will be the subject of an upcoming documentary. The British metal act will be the focus of Eagle Entertainment's latest installment of its Classic Album DVD series. Ace of Spades: Classic Album is set for a March 22 release. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Britney Sued
Ananova reports: Britney Spears and movie bosses are being sued by a scriptwriter. 

Christopher Merrill claims he came up for the idea for Spears' debut teen drama Crossroads, reports the Splash news agency. 

He claims there are 'shocking similarities' between the movie and his script for 'Dream Alive'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

50 Cent Leak
MTV reports: 50 Cent may have missed the original target date of February 15 for the release of his Massacre LP, however, the project is now coming to stores earlier than its rescheduled March 8 release. With the album leaking to the Internet and streets on Monday, Interscope says to look for the latest 50 Cent LP a few days earlier, on March 3[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Korn Lose Head
MTV reports: Guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, a founding member of Korn, has left the band and has rededicated his life to Christianity, according to the group's management. 

"Korn has parted ways with guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch, who has chosen Jesus Christ as his savior, and will be dedicating his musical pursuits to that end," a statement from the band reads. "Korn respects Brian's wishes, and hopes he finds the happiness he's searching for."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

HoobaRevolver
IAYM reports: Hoobastank have been tapped to support Velvet Revolver on their upcoming U.S. tour. The following dates have been announced so far: 

April 22nd Milwaukee, Wisconsin Cellular Arena 
April 28th Saint Paul, Minnesota X-Cel Energy Center 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Warning: Backstreet Boys Return
liveDaily reports: Backstreet Boys--who were playing arenas before retreating from the spotlight following a tour behind 2000's eight-million-selling "Black & Blue"--are plotting their return, albeit on a much smaller scale.

 The group, which is expected to release a new album this year, is quietly planning a series of club gigs, during which they'll evidently emerge with a new look and an updated sound. Three shows have so far been confirmed by promoters[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

White Stripes Recording
NME reports: THE WHITE STRIPES are set to start recording their new album this week. 

The duo are planning to head back into the studio to record the follow-up to 2003's 'Elephant' in Detroit. 

"I'm going home to record in a couple of days," White said. "And it should be done pretty quick." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Oasis Done Recording
NME reports: NOEL GALLAGHER has confirmed that the new OASIS album is finally, definitely, finished. 

Talking to NME.COM at last week's ShockWaves NME Awards, the guitarist revealed how he was relieved now that the long-delayed record is finally ready. 

"It's done now. We master it tomorrow and it's out on May 26," confirmed Gallagher, suggesting that a possible title for the record could be ‘The Ear Has No Memory'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Taste of Chaos DVD
The PRP reports: A "Taste Of Chaos Tour" DVD is in the works, this Saturday and Sunday's New Jersey stops of the tour will be filmed. The "Taste Of Chaos Tour" features Killswitch Engage, The Used, My Chemical Romance, A Static Lullaby [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Sublime Tribute
Punkbands reports: A Sublime tribute album is currently in the works. Titled "Forever Free", it is being produced by the Baseline Music Co. for release on Cornerstone RAS. The album will have about 16 bands contributing including Guttermouth, No Use for a Name, Voodoo Glow Skulls, 1208, Pulley, Ozomatli, Mad Caddies, Go Betty Go, Buck-O-Nine, and more. The album is due for an early October release- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Blink 'Hiatis'
Punkbands reports: Blink 182 has announced it is going on an indefinite hiatus "to spend some time enjoying the fruits of their labors with loved ones." In a statement, the trio added, "While there is no set plan for the band to begin working together again, no one knows what tomorrow may bring." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Machine Head Tour
Blabbermouth reports: MACHINE HEAD will be embarking on a monster North American headlining tour this May in support of their current release, "Through the Ashes of Empires", as well as their upcoming live DVD. The month-long "States Turn Blue To Gray" tour will feature fellow Roadrunner Records artists DEVILDRIVER, Century Media recording artists THE HAUNTED and Trustkill's IT DIES TODAY [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Manowar Orchestra
Blabbermouth reports: MANOWAR has just revealed some of the incredible things that are scheduled to happen at the Earthshaker Fest 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. MANOWAR will invite all of the original members from each lineup to join them on stage for a once-in-a-lifetime event.

 The festival will be filmed in high definition with 30 cameras and recorded live in Surround Sound with Germany's best mobile recording truck. This will be MANOWAR's biggest production ever that will feature a 100-piece orchestra and a 100-piece choir. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Singer Sentenced
Blabbermouth reports: GORGOROTH frontman Gaahl was sentenced to 14 months in prison for beating a 41-year-old man and threatening to drink his blood. 

The 29-year-old, whose real name has not been revealed by the Norwegian media, was charged with a crime that carries a maximum penalty of nine years in prison. 

The black metal vocalist was sentenced to one year and two months in jail by the Gulating court of appeals on Tuesday (Feb. 22), according to TV2. The original 18-month sentence, which was handed down last May, was reduced by four months while the amount in damages Gaahl is required to pay to the victim was increased from 100,000 NOK (approximately $16,000) to 190,000 NOK (approximately $30,400). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Metallica Outtakes?
Blabbermouth reports: ContactMusic.com is reporting that METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has hinted METALLICA are considering releasing outtakes from their documentary "Some Kind of Monster" — featuring lengthy sessions of the band in therapy. 

He says, "There's stuff in there that could be interesting for some people, but not for everybody. 

"With some of the four or five-hour therapy sessions we went through — which have been poked fun at, and I appreciate that as well as the next 'Spinal Tap' aficionado - maybe we could do something where we left those things unedited, maybe for a two- or three-hour thing.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on NEVERMORE: Video Clip From Recording Studio Posted Online, MACHINE HEAD Guitarist To Jam With SOIL At DIMEBAG Benefit Concert, Former KORN Guitarist HEAD: 'There's Happiness After The Anger', SYMPHORCE And STRIDE Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA VI Festival, MANOWAR To Be Joined By Former Members, 100-Piece Orchestra At Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST and more click here to check it out
 

Mustaine Magamad
Megadeth.com reports: One of regular readers tipped us off to this one. On Monday, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth posted a message on his website about some online polls that showed people preferred previous line-ups of the band. Dave jumped to their defense but then things turned more heated and Mustaine posted a follow up message today. Read on… 

" Just for clarification... this is my site. You are offending my boys. Now you tell me you don't agree with me defending my guys? Bye-bye! There will be plenty of vacation time for you to think about it. And while you're at it, get in a band and once you have accomplished what these guys have and then have people talk garbage about you, then, and only then will I consider your opinion. 

This place is one of the best places in all of cyberspace. You know why? Because we are fair, we treat people right, we tolerate a myriad of BS. 

I am fed up with this and it is over. You don't like it? Go someplace else. And you will go someplace else because you will be banned immediately if you have a problem with how I feel about the incessant insults from pukes who don't know these guys, who have never seen them live, and ARE TOO FRIGGING STUPID TO KNOW THAT I WAS HERE TO SEE WHAT THESE OTHER GUYS DID AND YOU WERE NOT! 

No one is without guilt and you of all people should know that I copped to making mistakes over the years, but I will not put up with this crap. 

End of story. I can just shut the whole site down, I don't give a s***! [see full story for more --- if the site is still up]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Night Fever Sale
BBC reports: The dancefloor featured in the classic 70s film Saturday Night Fever, which starred John Travolta, is to be sold. 

The floor, which features over 300 flashing coloured lights, belonged to the 2001 Odyssey nightclub in Brooklyn, where part of the film was shot. 

It was bought by Hollywood memorabilia company Profiles in History after the club closed down last week. 

Company spokesman Brian Chanes said they expected the floor to attract bids of more than $80,000 (£42,000). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

This Day in Rock
ArrowFM reports: 31 years ago Columbia Records releases Billy Joel's "Piano Man." (1974) 

25 years ago Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" hits #1 on the pop chart, a position it would hold for 4 weeks. (1980)

 10 years ago Original Temptations singer Melvin Franklin dies of a brain seizure. (1995) 

see full story for more of what happened on this day in rock- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Teenage Kicks
Noble PR reports: Sanctuary Records are gearing up for the release of the double CD album, Teenage Kicks, which chronicles one of pop music's most exciting periods - the glory days of punk and new wave. Released in the UK on April 4, 2005, the album includes a whopping twenty-seven Top Ten Hits, eight of which went all the way to No.1 in the Official UK Singles Chart. 

Comprising knockout classics from The Undertones, The Jam, Blondie, The Buzzcocks, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Madness, The Boomtown Rats and many more, every single tune is an instant sing-a-long classic, sure to stir up fond memories of when music was vibrant, outspoken, and always refreshing. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Roky Erickson Retrospect
Special Ops reports: Roky Erickson's I Have Always Been Here Before: The Roky Erickson Anthology, the new two-CD career testimonial of one of the most brilliant minds in contemporary rock, hitting stores March 1st. Shout! Factory has assembled 45 songs from his repertoire, spanning 30 years (1965-1995), making I Have Always Been Here Before the only comprehensive collection of Roky Erickson's work to date. 

Sometimes credited with creating psychedelic music, Roky Erickson's first band, the 13th Floor Elevators, stunned audiences with their concerts during the mid-1960s. Shortly after the 1966 release of their hit single, "You're Gonna Miss Me," Roky entered the Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Rusk, TX under an insanity plea for a minor drug arrest. After three years at the hospital, Roky's life was irreparably altered. In a tragic twist of irony, his psychological change brought a new level of creative brilliance to his work, and his psychedelic, lyrically fantastic music became a bird's eye view into his new life.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

The Used for $2
Total Assault reports: My Chemical Romance and The Used have announced an MTV2 $2 Bill show at The Dome in Niagra Falls, NY, on March 1st. The show will air on March 18th at 11pm EST/8pm PST on MTV2. - Click Here for the Full Story 
 
MCR w/Green Day
Total Assault reports: My Chemical Romance will be touring with Green Day during April and May. The first announced dates are available below: 

Fri - 04/15/05 Coral Gables, FL - Univ. of Miami Convocation Ctr. 
Sat - 04/16/05 Orlando, FL - TD Waterhouse Centre 
Mon - 04/18/05 Tampa, FL - USF Sun Dome 
Tue - 04/19/05 Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Citizen Cope Headline Run
RCA reports: Citizen Cope-one of Rolling Stone's "10 Artists to Watch" in 2004, is set to commence a month-long East coast headline tour that will launch in Boston on March 9 and wrap in Chicago on March 26. Just in the past few months Cope has shared the stage with the likes of Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and most recently co-headlining with Marc Broussard. 

3/9 - Boston, MA - Paradise 
3/10 - Sayerville, NJ - Starland Ballroom 
3/11 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

A Thorn For Every Heart Dates
press release reports: A Thorn For Every Heart Dates:

 2/22- Hoboken, NJ- Maxwell's 
(with Hellgoodbye, Roses are Red, Yesterdays Rising)

 2/23- Indian, PA- Indiana University of PA 
(with Hidden in Plain View, Punchline, Hellogoodbye) 

2/24- Poughkeepsie, NY- Club Crannel
(with Roses are Red, Yesterdays Rising)

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

Macca New Deal
press release reports: MPL Communications, Inc., one of the largest independent publishing company's in the world, announced today that it will launch a new marketing and licensing initiative that spotlights the solo career of Paul McCartney. 

The material encompasses the past 30 years of McCartney's solo career and includes such classics as Jet, No More Lonely Nights, With A Little Luck, and Let 'Em In. The CD features twenty handpicked tracks culled from the hundreds of songs available in Paul's catalog, and will be distributed to key music executives. MPL in New York will be responsible for worldwide licensing and administration. 

"The magic of music is something which unites all kinds of people - young, old, artistic and corporate," said McCartney. "In our company, we aim to bring this magic to the world while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the music."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Maybe Sir Paul will give Oreo the rights to 'Ebony and Ivory'? Or would that violate the 'integrity' of the music?
 

Aqualung US Release
press release reports: Aqualung is touchingly romantic and sincere with ballads that go straight to the heart. Their first US release is "Strange Beautiful" out on March 22. The album has already done amazingly well; selling over 200,000 copies worldwide. "Brighter than Sunshine" is the first single off the album and definitely it's standout track. The single is in Matt's words, "about as unequivocal a love song as you'll find in the world of Aqualung." [see full story to hear the first single]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Fall Out Boy Dates
press release reports: "THE FBR & FRIENDS TOUR" / (March 10 - May 3rd) 

Fall out Boy with:// Midtown ~ Silverstein ~ The Academy Is... ~ Gym Class Heroes 
3/10..... "Water Street Music Hall-Outdoor" / Rochester, NY 

Fall out Boy with:// Midtown ~ The Academy Is... ~ Gym Class Heroes 
3/11..... "Newport Music Hall" / Columbus, OH 
3/12..... "Clutch Cargo's" / Pontiac, MI 
3/13..... "The Intersection" / Grand Rapids, MI
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

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