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Day In Rock 1/18: Suge Ordered Vibe Attack?- Fan Attacks Simpson- Fire Ozzy!- Crisis- Queen Dates- Beck Surprise- Flaming Lips At War- McAuley Schenker Reunion- Stratovarius- Norma Jean- Propagandhi- Aphex Twin- Glastonbury- MTV: More Reality, Less Music- NIN in May- Morrissey Live Releases- Ikara Colt Split- Fake Blackmore- Penny Lane is Coming- He is Legend- Extol- more
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Suge Ordered Vibe Attack?
MuchMusic reports: The plot of November's Vibe Awards stabbing has thickened. Young Buck pleaded not guilty Friday to assault with a deadly weapon. No surprise there. But Jimmy James Johnson, the man Buck is accused of stabbing, has let a bomb drop. Johnson, who witnesses say started the brawl by punching Dr. Dre, allegedly told police that Suge Knight paid him $5,000 to pull the stunt. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Fan Attacks Simpson
Contact Music reports: Former BUSTED heartthrob CHARLIE SIMPSON was attacked onstage by a disgruntled fan of the former boyband as he performed with new group FIGHTSTAR on Sunday (16JAN05). 

The YEAR 3000 hitmakers devastated devoted fans on Friday (14JAN05) by announcing the end of their chart run, so Simpson can pursue a career with rockers Fightstar. 

And one particular fan chose to express their unhappiness by pelting Simpson with paint while he sang at the gig in Dublin, Ireland. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

We have confirmed that antiMusic's Greenmuse has a solid alibi for the day in question.
 

Rapper Vs Police... Police Win
Contact Music reports: British rapper HARVEY was arrested yesterday (17JAN04) after allegedly fighting with a police officer. 

The SO SOLID CREW star and TV presenter began brawling with a cop and had to be sprayed with CS gas after making an obscene gesture and complaining of harassment in Welwyn Garden City, England, reports British newspaper THE SUN. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Fire Ozzy! 
Blabbermouth reports: Disillusioned BLACK SABBATH fans have launched a petition asking Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward to consider firing Ozzy on the grounds of his lack of commitment to BLACK SABBATH over the last few years. They feel that Ozzy's lack of enthusiasm has been holding back the possibility of a new BLACK SABBATH album and that such an album would be more likely were the other members of BLACK SABBATH to enlist a replacement.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
New Osbournes Sitcom
Blabbermouth reports: After "The Osbournes" and "Battle for Ozzfest", Sharon said she and Ozzy — who helped usher in an entire era of celebrity reality shows — are finished with reality TV. But they're not done with TV. 

They even have a new project in the works, an "unstructured" sitcom for Fox, possibly for next fall, Sharon said. "There is no script, but there is a whole storyline to the show, but we ad-lib our lines," she said, describing a technique used in such shows as "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and the upcoming "Fat Actress".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Crisis Hire New Drummer
Blabbermouth reports: CRISIS have announced the addition of drummer Ryan Ball to the group's ranks. 

CRISIS parted ways with their previous sticksman, Josh Florian, after he "busted his appendix" and was unable to join the group on the road with KITTIE and OTEP. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on COZY POWELL's BLACK SABBATH Drum Kit Being Auctioned, UNDERCURRENT: Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman Launches New Project, SIN DEALER Begin Writing New Material Porn Star FELICIA FOX In Crowd For BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Video Shoot, IRON MAIDEN: '2 Minutes to Midnight' Promo Single Sold For $4,000 and more click here to check it out
 

Queen Dates
Ananova reports: Queen's first tour for 19 years will see the band play six arena shows in the UK in May. 

According to Queen fansite www.queenzone.com the UK dates, so far unconfirmed, will begin at the Metro Arena, Newcastle, on May 3 and continue with concerts at the Manchester Evening News Arena on May 4, NEC Birmingham, May 6, Cardiff International Arena, May 7, Hallam Arena, May 9 and Wembley Arena Pavilion, London, May 11. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Beck Surprise
NME reports: BECK made a surprise appearance at LOS ANGELES's SPACELAND last week (January 13). 

The singer turned up out of the blue at the tiny venue to play an impromptu gig to 250 people. 

He premiered new material from his forthcoming, as-yet-untitled album, including ‘Guero', ‘Hell Yes', and ‘Epro'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Flaming Lips At War
NME reports: THE FLAMING LIPS have titled their new album 'AT WAR WITH THE MYSTICS'. 

And frontman Wayne Coyne has revealed that he wants Cat Power to guest on the follow-up to 2002's 'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots'. 

The record should be released later in 2005.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

McAuley Schenker Reunion
Melodic Rock reports: Robin McAuley will be on stage this Thursday with Michael Schenker for the first time in 13 years. He is singing with Schenker at the NAMM Guitar night in Long Beach, California. - Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Stratovarius Reform
Melodic Rock reports: Stratovarius - or the original line-up at least - are back together and working on material for a new studio album. This was not entirely unpredictable, as founder Timo Tolkki was last seen being pursued by Sanctuary Records Europe for the return of a very large advance (some reports quoted 1 million Euro's). The label were not happy with the band's internal problems and were equally unimpressed with the new line-up and therefore wanted a return on their investment. So a return to the best known and best selling line-up, for an album already paid for by the label was definitely the smartest choice.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Norma Jean Sneak Peak
Punkbands reports: The new album from Norma Jean, "O' God, The Aftermath," is set to hit stores everywhere on March 1st. Head to purevolume.com to check out a new song from the album, "Vertebraille: Choke That Thief Called Dependence." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Propagandhi Delayed
Punkbands reports: Sad news our friends. According To The G7 Welcoming Committee webpage, the new Propagandhi has been delayed. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Aphex Twin LP Series
Pitchfork reports: You can call him Richard D. James. You can call him Aphex Twin. You can call him AFX, Brad Strider, or Polygon Window. And now you can call him Analord, too. But don't call him a plasticky pop doll: His latest anti-commercial (or is that... hyper-commercial?) release continues his storied tradition of gleefully blurring the line between groundbreaking genius and insufferable assholishness. 

We're speaking, of course, of the launch of the Analord series, which begins with Analord 10, a ludicrously expensive two-song vinyl 12-inch, packaged with a limited-edition pocket binder to hold future volumes. If it weren't already sold out from his Rephlex label's website, it would set you back £39.99, or about $76-- which works out to, like, six bucks per each of its 13 minutes. Of course, that price ought to feel like a bargain once eBay hounds get the scent of it. The other nine volumes will reportedly dribble out over the first half of this year; Rephlex is offering a reserve list for those who missed out on this one. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Pitchfork also has news on Björk preps 2xCD remix comp, new single, Out Hud reveals details of next album, single, Mary Timony signs to Lookout!, readies new LP, Yeah Yeah Yeahs prep new LP for fall release, LCD Soundsystem debut gets bonus disc and more click here to check it out
 

Glastonbury Take 06 Off
BBC reports: Michael Eavis is to rest the Glastonbury Festival in 2006. 

Mr Eavis told the BBC, during a meeting to apply for a licence for this year's festival, that the event would be taking a break. 

The festival was last rested in 2001 over safety fears. Overcrowding led to the festival being fined and the new "super-fence" being built. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

MTV: More Reality, Less Music
Reuters reports: ....[new MTV reality shows] "Trippin'," follows Cameron Diaz and her celebrity friends -- including Drew Barrymore, Kid Rock and Jessica Alba -- as they travel to remote locations to explore scenic, sometimes ecologically threatened locales. 

Diaz hopes that viewers of the show, which premieres at 10:30 p.m. March 28, take away an inspiring, pro-environment message. 

MTV also highlighted two other new reality series: "The Nick Lachey Project" (working title), featuring singer Nick Lachey, who also stars in the network's "Newlyweds," and a 10-episode series featuring Blink-182's Travis Barker and his wife, Shanna Moakler. Both shows are set to premiere in April. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Silly News: Gadhafi Opera
AP reports: A new opera based on the life of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, featuring a rapper as Gadhafi and a chorus of all-female bodyguards, highlights the new season of the English National Opera. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
NIN in May
IAYM reports: Nine Inch Nails are said to be eyeing a tentative May 03rd release date for their new album "With Teeth". - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Hondo Maclean UK Tour, 12VNE Tour, He Is Legend/Classic Case Tour, NiN UK Dates, Comeback Kid/Bane/With Honor Dates, Hondo Maclean: "Unspoken Dialect" and more click here to check it out
 

Morrissey Live Releases
Aversion reports: Morrissey will be behind not one, but two, live releases from his latest tour. 

The singer, who toured extensively on last year's You Are the Quarry (Attack/Sanctuary), announced a pair of independent releases culled from his shows. The first, the Live From Earl's Court CD, culls cuts from a string of British dates. The other, the Who Put the M in Manchester DVD, was filmed May 22 in his Manchester hometown. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on PBS to Air Ramones Documentary, 'Tis the Season for New British Sea Power, Militia Group Signs Jealous Sound, Lashes Sign to Columbia Records, Courtney Love Regains Custody of Daughter and more click here to check it out
 

Ikara Colt Split
DiS reports: Yet another pretty-good-actually band have decided to call it a day and it's only the third week of the new year. Following the recent demise of DiS faves Mclusky, as well as perky pop peeps Busted et al, Ikara Colt have decided to make like the proverbial banana and split. With a manifesto borrowed from seminal hardcore troupe Huggy Bear, the ‘Colt promised to disband on their fifth birthday and so, indeed, they have. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Fake Blackmore
ArrowFM reports: Deep Purple alum Ritchie Blackmore had been getting a bad rap in England - but it's not really him. A man checked into a Southampton hospital and sold fake autographs saying he was the former guitarist from Deep Purple. Obviously it wasn't Ritchie Blackmore and British Police are on the lookout for the faker. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Penny Lane is Coming
ArrowFM reports: Over 50,000 Beatles fans come to Penny Lane every year in Liverpool despite the fact that there is no statue or attraction on the street. The Liverpool City Council is changing that by giving over part of the local Grove Mount playing fields to the Penny Lane Development Trust, which has drawn up a $5.5 million plan to create a Beatles visitor center. City Officials want to build a restaurant, bar, a "Beatle" store and a recording studio. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: ArrowFM also has news on We lose two musicians to Cancer, Strawberry Fields - but NOT Forever, Collins' Cool Collaboration, Classic Crumbs for Thursday, Classic Crumbs for Wednesday (Steve Miller, Springsteen, Mellencamp, Skynyrd, Jagger & Elton John) and more click here to check it out
 

He is Legend Dates
The PRP reports: More dates have been announced for He Is Legend's upcoming run with Classic Case and Forever Unchanged, the latest stops are as follows: 
February 15th Patchogue, NY - Oasis
February 16th Syracuse, NY - The Furnace
February 19th Indiana, PA - Chevy Chase Community Center
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Extol Release News
The PRP reports: Extol's forthcoming new album "The Blueprint Dives" will once again be released through both Solid State and Century Media, however, the Solid State release of the effort will arrive in stores on March 29th; while the Century Media edition will arrive in stores on May 03rd. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: The PRP also has news on From A Strained Moat, New Plans, Broken Heart Remembrance, Blessed Black Track Listing, Zombie Storm, Haunted Heaven Relief and more click here to check it out
 

Monster Cat Club
Day in Rock reports: It looks like Monster House will be taking over The Cat Club at the end of the month. The famous venue owned by Stray Cats Slim Jim Phantom and host to the Sunday night Happenin' Harry's Hellhole (sponsored by antiMUSIC), will be getting a monster makeover from Steve and the crew. 

The hit Discovery Channel show "Monster House" challenges a hand picked team of builders to undertake monster projects and transformations in just five days. The Cat Club, which sits next to the Whiskey A Go Go will be next in line and the show's host and project leader Steve isn't letting the cat out of the bag on what "monster" they plan to create. 

Once we have a show time we'll post it right here. See full story for more on the show. - Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Backstabbers Incorporated Lose Singer
Metal Blade reports: There's not a whole lot of info on this one, but Ryan Stabbers has apparently jumped ship on the BSI US tour. The band will still continue on while guitarist and bassist Matt and Brian Serven handle vocal duties until other arrangements can be made. Make sure to check out the band on this tour, as this may very well be the band's last tour of the states. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
From a Second Story Window singer replaced
Metal Blade reports: The cat got out of the bag and yes, the rumors are true: FASSW vocalist Sean Vandegrift has indeed left the band. However, everything is still in line as the band has found a replacement in the form of Will Jackson, formerly on NC death-metalcore band The End of All. Both Sean and the band are on great terms and Sean will still be helping the band any way possible. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Stay up late for Collective Soul 
press release reports: Collective Soul will be performing their new single "Better Now" on the Late Late Show this Tuesday night 1/18!!! The show is on CBS and is televised at 12:30am/11:30pm central [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

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