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Day In Rock 1/07: James Brown Rape- Sam Jackson vs 50 Cent- Kid Rocks Bush- U2 Postpone Tour- Dimebag Clothing- Metallica Ripoff- OutKast Wahlberg?- Aaliyah Death Suit Dropped- Libertine Tumor- Queen- Final Osbournes- Aaron Carter Car Crash- Los Lonely Bust- Duane Peters- Darkest Hour- Styx - Toddler Tops Chart- Ramone Monument- Danny Sugerman RIP- Chemical Brothers - more
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James Brown Rape
AP reports: A woman has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that famed rhythm and blues singer James Brown is to blame for her suffering from Graves' disease because he raped her at gunpoint in South Carolina in 1988. 

A lawyer for Brown called Jacque Hollander's allegations "rag sheet fodder," adding that the woman's claims were dismissed as frivolous by judge in 2002 who also cleared Brown of another woman's sexual harassment allegations. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Sam Jackson vs 50 Cent
Contact Music reports: SAMUEL L JACKSON has turned down the chance to work with one of his movie icons - because it's in a film starring 50 CENT. 

The actor has always wanted to work with Irish movie-maker JIM SHERIDAN and was thrilled when he heard he was being targeted for a new film by the IN AMERICA director - and then he realised the role was opposite rapper 50 Cent in his movie debut. 

The actor has been extremely vocal about sharing the stage with unproven actors, and felt he had to turn down Sheridan's offer. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Kid Rocks Bush
Blabbermouth reports: Ron Strom of WorldNetDaily.com is reporting that KID ROCK, a popular vulgar rock-rapper whose lyrics wouldn't begin to pass muster with the Federal Communications Commission, is headlining the youth concert during the inauguration festivities for President Bush — a politician who was re-elected largely due to the participation of traditional "values voters." 

The Detroit-based rapper, who dedicated his first album to songs about oral sex and who was voted the Sluttiest Male Celebrity at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, will perform Jan. 18 at the Washington, D.C., Armory in a concert hosted by Bush daughters Jenna and Barbara. Teenage singer JoJo also will appear at the event. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Dimebag Clothing
Blabbermouth reports: Dirtbag Clothing has issued the following update regarding the status of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's official clothing line, Dimebag Hardware: 

"For the past month, Dirtbag Clothing has been flooded with e-mails and phone calls from Dimebag Darrell fans throughout the world inquiring about the status of the Dimebag Hardware line of clothing. To set the record straight, the decision has been made to move forward. Samples of the new Dimebag Hardware line will be on display at the Krank Amps booth at the NAMM show [in Anaheim, CA in late January]. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Metallica Ripoff
Blabbermouth reports: More than six months after METALLICA's concert in Croatia was cancelled due to "insurmountable technical difficulties," the group's fans who purchased tickets to the show have yet to receive refunds from the concert organizers, according to the Croatian newspaper Vjesnik.hr. 

METALLICA devotees paid as much as 330 kuna (approx. $57) for an opportunity to see the group perform live — a substantial amount in a country where the average monthly income is said to be less than $700. 

The organizers of the ill-fated concert had previously promised the ticket-holders that they would receive a refund by the end of 2004. However, in a brand-new statement posted on their web site, Impresario.hr, the concert promoters, Tvrtka Impresario, attribute the continued delay to the fact that their international partner is refusing to cover any of the costs incurred in organizing the event. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on MORGION Split Up, CROWBAR's WINDSTEIN Auctioning Custom Guitar, DEVILINSIDE Announce Lineup Changes, TONY IOMMI Says BLACK SABBATH Show With ROB HALFORD Was OZZFEST Highlight, DAMN 13 To Open For SLIPKNOT In Ontario and more click here to check it out
 

OutKast Wahlberg?
MTV reports: Andre 3000, Mark Wahlberg and Tyrese as brothers? It could only happen in Hollywood ... 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dre has signed on to star alongside Wahlberg and Tyrese in a Paramount Pictures drama. The film, currently untitled but formerly known as "Four Brothers," revolves around four brothers who seek to avenge their mother's death. Garrett Hedlund ("Troy," "Friday Night Lights") is slated to play the fourth brother. John Singleton ("Boyz N the Hood," "2 Fast 2 Furious") will direct; principal photography is scheduled to begin Monday in Toronto. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Aaliyah Death Suit Dropped
AP reports: Aaliyah's record company cannot sue the video producer that arranged the 2001 airplane flight from the Bahamas in which the singer was killed, an appeals court has ruled. 

The Manhattan court dismissed the lawsuit brought by Blackground Records, saying only the singer's parents had a right to sue for her wrongful death. The court said the parents did so and were compensated. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Libertine Tumor
Xfm reports: A tabloid newspaper has revealed today that Libertines frontman Carl Barat is to undergo surgery to remove a tumour that is behind his ear. One result of the operation is that Barat will not be allowed to listen to loud music until he recovers. 

The Sun reports that the tumour is behind Barat's ear with doctors insisting it be removed immediately. He will have to take at least two months off in order to return to full health. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

U2 Postpone Tour
Xfm reports: U2 have been forced to postpone the start of their much-anticipated world tour due to family illness, reports are claiming today. The sizeable promotional tour for the album ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb' was scheduled to kick off on March 1 in Miami. 

However, reports from Billboard claim that the band have had to postpone the tour with a source claiming that a family illness has meant that, "All of the plans are in total flux". Official tour dates were to be announced and go on sale this month, however those plans are reported to have been delayed. It is as yet unclear which member of the band has been affected by the family problems. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Queen Benefit Special
Contact Music reports: QUEEN stars BRIAN MAY and ROGER TAYLOR have generously pledged to donate profits from the 1,000th performance of their hit London musical to UNICEF's tsunami disaster fund. 

WE WILL ROCK YOU - the West End show based around Queen's famous songs - will feature a special one-off appearance by its co-creators May and Taylor, who have altered their original celebratory plans to benefit the victims of the 26 December (04) tragedy in Asia. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Final Osbournes
AP reports: Mark your %&.! calendars — the Ozzy Osbourne clan will be back Jan. 17 with the final season of their reality show, MTV announced Thursday. 

"The Osbournes" chronicles the lives of goth-rock star Ozzy, his wife, Sharon, and two of their children — daughter Kelly and son Jack. They first allowed MTV cameras into their Beverly Hills, Calif., home in 2002. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Aaron Carter Car Crash
AP reports: Teen pop singer Aaron Carter hit a mattress early Thursday on Florida's Turnpike with his SUV, which then lit on fire, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. No one was seriously injured. 

Carter, 17, was driving his 2004 Cadillac Escalade north to Orlando at about 12:30 a.m. when a mattress came loose from the cargo bed of a delivery truck in front of him, said his spokesman, Brad Zeifma. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Los Lonely Bust
AP reports: The drummer for the Los Lonely Boys was arrested Thursday along with his wife on a marijuana possession charge after police searched their home, authorities said. 

Ringo Garza, 23, and Lenora Garza, 24, were booked on $1,000 bail Thursday morning and released shortly after, according to jail records. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Sony Microsoft?
Reuters reports: Microsoft Corp. may try to strike a deal with Japan's Sony Corp. in an effort to compete with Apple Computer Inc. in the digital music arena, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. 

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates told the newspaper in an interview that the two companies could benefit from a broad partnership in digital entertainment, both having "a lot of incentive to work together" in digital-music "infrastructure," including online-music services and protection against improper music copying. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Devildrive Soph
IAYM reports: DevilDriver have set "The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand" as the title to their forthcoming sophomore album which will see a release through Roadrunner on May 17th.- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
RoadRage Rumor
IAYM reports: According to recent Internet rumors, the forthcoming Spring installment of the Roadrunner Records RoadRage tour is said to feature 3 Inches Of Blood, Still Remains, Trivium and The Agony Scene. Dates and venues are yet to be announced for the March/April trek.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Hostage Heart/Arsis/Invocation Of Nehek Dates, Disengage/Made Out Of Babies Dates, Kaddisfly Update , MuDvAyNe: "f***ing Determined" Video , Megadeth: "Video Hits" DVD , Hatebreed/Crowbar UK Dates and more click here to check it out
 

Flogging Hot Water 
Aversion reports: In the most unlikely punk-rock tour combo in a long time, Flogging Molly will tour with Hot Water Music. 

The pair will tap The Riverboat Gamblers for support for the entire tour. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Duane Peters Gunfight
Aversion reports: Fans who were hoping to see Duane Peters' Exploding f*** Dolls on tour with the Weirdos will have to settle for yet another Peters-led side project. 

Peters announced that instead of the Dolls, he'll take a side project known as The Duane Peters Gunfight. How the Gunfight differs from the Exploding f*** Dolls is unknown. Peters is also the front man of Die Hunns and U.S. Bombs. - Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Source: Aversion also has news on Libertines Officially Broken Up, U2 Postpones World Tour, Love As Laughter Returns in Spring, Spitalfeld Finishes Album, The Album Leaf Tours and more click here to check it out

Darkest Hour Enlist Devy
Totalrock reports: US metalheads Darkest Hour are to work with Devin Townsend on their new album. The Strapping Young Lad mainman will produce the as-yet untitled record, with recording set to happen in March.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Devildriver's 'Fury', Nile Swim Into UK/Ireland, Withering Surface - Final Gig, Blood Brothers Hold A Ball, Alice, Megadeth Go Back To 'School' and more click here to check it out
 

Styx Do Covers 
ArrowFM reports: Here's the latest on the track listing for the upcoming Styx album. In addition to the remake of "I am the Walrus", which we heard at Arrowfest, Styx is recording the Who's "I Can See for Miles," Jethro Tull's "Locomotive Breath" and Humble Pie's "I Don't Need No Doctor". 

The album is do[sic] out March or April [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Super Macca Bowl
ArrowFM reports: Paul McCartney has been working on a new album and kind of announced his future plans via his website. Sir Paul says, "We are planning all sorts of exciting adventures, the first of which will be the American Super Bowl where we will not be having a wardrobe malfunction."- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: ArrowFM also has news on U2 revises Tour, Classic Crumbs for Thursday (Beatles-NBC Telethon, Steve Winwood, Moody Blues), Zeppelin Gets a Grammy, Classic Crumbs (Kansas, Harrison, Clapton), Daltrey gets Honor from the Queen and more click here to check it out
 

Toddler Tops Chart
Ananova reports: A four-year-old has beaten Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue to the top of the German pop charts. 

Joy Gruttmann's Snappy the Little Crocodile was released as a single after it was posted on a website by her family. 

The joke nursery song, with it's chorus: "Schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp", was picked up by a local radio station in Cologne. 

Joy is the youngest recording artist in German history to make it to the Top 10 and her song is outselling the likes of Kylie's I Believe In You and Robbie Williams's Misunderstood. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

The next trend Toddler pop. You laugh, but it could happen. 

Source: Ananova also has news on Denise's secret snaps in George's home, Charlie willing to quit Busted, The Libertines star to have tumour op, Stars in running for huge tsunami aid gig, Britney puts record straight and more click here to check it out
 

Ramone Monument
liveDaily reports: A statue of late Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone will be unveiled by his wife, Linda Ramone, during a Jan. 14 public ceremony at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary in Los Angeles. 

The bronze statue, created by Wayne Toth, shows Ramone playing his trademark Morsite guitar. Ramone died of cancer last year at age 55. - Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Danny Sugerman RIP
LiveDaily reports: Longtime Doors manager Danny Sugerman died Wednesday (1/5) in West Hollywood, CA, after a long battle with lung cancer, according to published reports. He was 50. 

Sugerman began working as an assistant to the band in the late '60s. After singer Jim Morrison died in 1971, he became more involved with the surviving Doors' business dealings, eventually serving as their manager. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: LiveDaily also has news on Usher scores top-selling album of 2004 with 'Confessions', Relient K sets club tour behind 'Mmhmm', Allman Brothers Band heads back to the Beacon, U2 delays tour announcement, may postpone launch, Briefly: Tsunami telethon, Ashlee Simpson, Eminem, Green Day and more click here to check it out
 

Tsunami 'Covers' Benefit in OC
press release reports: Come show your support for the Tsunami Victims this Sunday, January 9, 2005 at the House Of Blues, Anaheim. Show starts at 6:00 PM. Admission : Donation of any size ALL proceeds go directly to UNICEF to help those in need because of the recent Tsunami disaster across Asia. 

UNICEF Tsunami Relief Benefit show will be HOSTED BY THE FOREMOST JOAN RIVERS IMPERSONATOR DEE DEE HANSON. 

Live Entertainment will include some of Southern California's Premier musical acts as follows: CRASH : 80'S TRIBUTE - CANDY-O : CARS TRIBUTE - WAXAPPLES : ALTERNATIVE ROCK (antiFEST 02 Alums) - GREGORY WOLFE - ROD STEWART TRIBUTE - PYROMANIA - DEF LEPPARD TRIBUTE - THE WHO SHOW - THE WHO TRIBUTE - SEXY TIME EXPLOSION [see full story for more info]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Slamdance Film Fest
press release reports: Slamdance Film Festival announced a major music line up today for their festival events in Park City, Utah, January 21-28, 2005. The Festival, which has long been known for its cutting edge, music driven parties and events, has secured both local and national acts to perform. The artists include several filmmakers whose work is in the festival, including Michael Franti whose film "I Know I Am Not Alone" is the Closing Night film. 

Other headliners include Mike Doughty, ATO recording artist supporting his new release Skittish/Rockity Roll; DJ Prince Paul, of Handsome Boy Modeling School and producer of De La Soul; founding P-Funk member Bernie Worrell, formerly of The Talking Heads; and Will Calhoun, a drummer who has played with Living Color and BB King among others. 

In addition, artists such as Apex Theory, Elliott Sharp, Purr Bats, JW Blackout, The Rubes, Modern Soul Movement and Starmy will be performing.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
 

Street Dogs, Unwritten Law CD News
press release reports: ++UNWRITTEN LAW++ www.unwrittenlaw.com New album hits stores February 1st, called Here's To The Mourning. 

++STREET DOGS++ www.street-dogs.com New album hits stores January 25th, called Back To The World. 

Check out the video for the song "You Alone" see full story for video link- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Tsunami Relief in NJ
press release reports: Concerts For Tsunami Relief – at Starland Ballroom: 570 Jernee Mill road, Sayreville NJ 

Wednesday, January 12th : Taking Back Sunday · My Chemical Romance · Coheed And Cambria · Senses Fail · The Banner · Like Yesterday Doors 6pm. Proceeds To Benefit Musicforrelief.Org, Linkin Park 's Charity founded to aid The Red Cross In helping victims of the December 26th tragedies 

Sunday, January 16th : The Starting Line · Midtown · The Early November · Underoath · The Youth Ahead + More TBA Doors 2pm. Proceeds To Benefit Unicef [see full story for more info]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Chemical Brothers Return
press release reports: After an almost three year hiatus, The Chemical Brothers are set to release Push The Button, the follow-up to 2002's full-length studio album Come With Us, on January 25th. In true Chemical Brothers' fashion, Push The Button, showcases the guys penchant for exciting collaborations and awe-inspiring beats. The first single "Galvanize" lays vocals from hip-hop luminary Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest) over a Middle Eastern-flavored music bed. Other noteworthy collaborations include long-time co-conspirator Tim Burgess on "The Boxer", Kele Okereke from art-rock newcomers Bloc Party and up-and-coming UK band The Magic Numbers. In addition, Anwar Superstar (Mos Def's brother), steps in as MC on the edgy "Left Right".[see full story for a preview]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Straylight Run Something Corporate
press release reports: Straylight Run will tour in direct support of Something Corporate from January 16th through the 12th, with dates on both coasts and everywhere in between. The single for "Existentialism on Prom Night" and the video have been turning up everywhere, from commercial radio in NY, Detroit and Providence to both MTV2 and Fuse TV. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Spitalfield Finalize "Stop Doing Bad Things"
press release reports: Spitalfield have returned from Kansas, where they finished recording their new album with Ed Rose. It will be called "Stop Doing Bad Things" and hits the streets in March 2005. The band is on the road with Hawthorne Heights and The Black Maria in January, then travel to the United Kingdom to open for Fall Out Boy. To get to know Spitalfield a little bit better, visit their Pure Volume site, which features chestnuts from "Remember Right Now", their acclaimed Victory debut, as well as some special numbers that must be heard to be believed.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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