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Day In Rock 1/19: Fuel F-Bombs Bush Bash- Cowell Vs Beyonce - Guns n MC5- Nevermore- Save Metallica- Slayer Barbie- Portishead- Andy 'Henner' Allendörfer RIP- McLusky- Alice Cooper-  Avenged Sevenfold- Life Of Agony- Warped Dates- Kid Rock Rolled in Moscow- Flogging Molly- Kings of Leon- Reverend Horton Heat- Raven's Heart Benefit- A Static Lullaby- Metal Dr Phil?- more
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Fuel F-Bombs Bush Bash
AP reports: You might say the Janet Jackson moment of President Bush's inaugural festivities came Tuesday at a youth concert with hundreds of preteen Hilary Duff fans in the audience. 

No nudity was involved, but the Vince Neil-style profanity probably didn't win rock band Fuel any fans at the Federal Communications Commission, nor from the parents at the concert. Now the Pennsylvania band is just hoping the concert, "America's Future Rocks Today," wasn't aired live. 

Borrowing a word from Motley Crue's Neil, the lead singer of Fuel proclaimed, "Welcome to the greatest ----ing country in the world." Brett Scallions followed with a quick apology of "excuse my language." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Cowell Vs Beyonce 
AP reports: One of music's harshest critics doesn't think Beyonce is so bootylicious. 

Simon Cowell, a judge on Fox television's "American Idol," has some choice words about the 23-year-old singer. 

"I find the whole Beyonce thing really mystifying," Cowell says in Esquire magazine. "She's not sexy, she hasn't got a great body and she's not a great singer." [see full story for Simon's thoughts on Ashlee Simpson, W, France and more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Must have a new season of American Idol on.
 

Guns n MC5
Totalrock reports: Former Guns n' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke has joined the MC5, who are now known as the DKT/MC5. The new line-up play the Royal Festival Hall in London on February 25.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Nevermore Eye Next Release
Totalrock reports: Seattle metalheads Nevermore are to start work next month on thir next album. It's to be produced by Andy Sneap, who has also re-mixed the band's last album, 'Enemies Of Reality', for release in March. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Life Of Agony Are 'Broken', ProgAID Helps Tsunami Victims, Glastonbury Takes A Break, Avenged Sevenfold Get Muddy, Disiplin Get A 'Life'and more click here to check it out
 

Save Metallica
Blabbermouth reports: Several "longtime loyal" fans of METALLICA have launched a petition to force a split between METALLICA and producer Bob Rock on the grounds that his "contributions" to the group's songwriting/recording process are "quite wrong and have been getting worse as time goes on." An open letter to METALLICA from the petitioners reads as follows: 

"We, the longtime loyal fans and friends of METALLICA and their music, would like to see a major change with the upcoming album. I know it will be a hard thing to do, but we feel it is time to sever your working relationship with Bob Rock. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Velvet Revolver, Steven Tyler Join Ozzy for Benefit Song
Blabbermouth reports: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne officially announced Monday (Jan. 17) their plans to record a cover of ERIC CLAPTON's "Tears in Heaven" to benefit storm recovery efforts, according to MTV.com. 

VELVET REVOLVER, AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler, Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne are among the artists lending their voices to the song, sales of which will benefit the Disasters Emergency Committee's Tsunami Earthquake Appeal. 

Sharon is set to produce the track along with "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sharon is a producer now?
 

Slayer Barbie Doll
Blabbermouth reports: How would you fancy a SLAYER or KISS "Barbie" doll? [Blabbermouth has links to photos of the new] unofficial "SLAYER Barbie," [and KISS Barbie] created by Spatula Productions 

NOTE: These "Barbies" are in no way associated with Mattel, the characters they resemble, or the companies that own those characters. The items displayed in the photos are not for sale. [see full story for links to the photos]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on MURDERDOLLS Singer WEDNESDAY 13: Release Date Set For Solo Album, RE:IGNITION: New Songs Posted Online, SIX FEET UNDER: Knee Surgery Video Footage Posted Online, TANK: Rare DAMNED-Era ALGY WARD Autographed Photos On Sale Now, Former SKID ROW/SAIGON KICK Drummer Is Subject Of 'Waking Up Dead' Documentary and more click here to check it out
 

Portishead Return
BBC reports: Cult British group Portishead have revealed they are writing their third album, their first in eight years. 

Founding member Geoff Barrow told BBC 6 Music the record was well on the way to being completed. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Andy 'Henner' Allendörfer RIP
Metal Rules reports: AFM Records label boss and SQUEALER singer Andy "Henner" Allendörfer died in a car accident on Sunday night.[see full story for a statement from the label]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
McLusky Final CD
Aversion reports: McLusky may have called it a day as a band, but that sure can't stop it from putting out more albums. 

Although the departure of bassist Jon Chapple put the British punk-noise outfit on ice, Too Pure will collect the act's singles and B-sides for a still-untitled May release. 

Singer/guitarist Andy Falkous and drummer Jack Egglestone will soldier on in another, still unnamed act, finishing off the material that was originally planned for McLusky's next record.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Monument Erected to Johnny Ramone, Ikara Colt Breaks Up, Propagandhi Album Delayed Again, Flaming Lips Name Next Album, Wilson to Discuss SMiLE at SXSW and more click here to check it out
 

Priest Sneak Peak
Day in Rock reports: Wanna a sneak peak at the new Priest CD "Angel Of Retribution"? Click the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Alice Cooper Goes Prep
ArrowFM reports: Alice Cooper's scary act on stage is just an act. He actually goes to church and really loves golf. Though it's tough to picture him in "golf-wear", Cooper is playing a private show later this month to help launch "Phillips-Van Heusen" and "Tehama's" partnership in designing an "Izod-G" brand of golf apparel. [see full story for news on Ozzy, Paul Rodgers & Queen]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
UK Stars Raise Millions for Tsunami Relief
NME reports: OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER, DAVID GRAY, SHARON OSBOURNE and a host of other stars have helped raise over £3 million for victims of the Asian tsunami after a 12-hour radio marathon. 

They joined the likes of Chris Evans, former Radio 1 DJ Zoe Ball, comedians Frank Skinner and Ricky Gervais and Prime Minister Tony Blair for the charity event yesterday (January 17), which saw 268 commercial stations suspend individual programming for the special broadcast, reports the BBC. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Avenged Sevenfold Prep Next CD
The PRP reports: Avenged Sevenfold have begun the pre-production process for their upcoming new album and will begin officially recording it with producer Mudrock (Godsmack, Chimaira) shortly. A release through Warner later this year is planned. - Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Life Of Agony Name New CD
The PRP reports: Life Of Agony have chosen "Broken Valley" as the title to their upcoming new album which is expected out in May through Epic. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Warped Dates and Rumors
punkbands.com reports: Rumor has it that Less Than Jake, Dropkick Murphys, The Exploited and Killswitch Engage, and Hawthorne Heights are all playing the 2005 Vans Warped Tour.

Sat 6/18 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheatre
Sun 6/19 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
Tue 6/21 St. Louis, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Kid Rock Rolled in Moscow
Rockdirt reports: Kid Rock took a trip to Moscow to watch Darren McCarty and other pals from the Detroit Red Wings play in ex-teammate Igor Larionov's farewell game, but almost got stranded. "Kid Rock stayed out all night with these women," an insider revealed. "When he got back to the hotel, he was missing his jacket, wallet and passport. Everybody was afraid he wouldn't be able to leave the country. But two days later, the passport was returned. So was his wallet, minus his rubles." - Click Here for the Full Story 
 
America's Future Rocks Bush?
Rockdirt reports: Remarks by President Bush at 'America's Future Rocks Today a Call to Service' from the District of Columbia National Guard in Washington, D.C. earlier today were as follows: "Listen, I want to thank all the entertainers who were here today. How about Hilary Duff. She was fantastic. (Applause.) Thank you, Hilary. JoJo -- JoJo is here -- yeah. (Applause.) Ruben Studdard -- you talk about a success story. (Applause.) Ryan Cabrera, I appreciate Ryan being here. (Applause.) How about 3 Doors Down? (Applause.) Pretty cool guys, right? Seem cool to me. (Applause.) Fuel -- I appreciate Fuel being here. (Applause.)"- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Flogging Molly Beer Tour
liveDaily reports: Celtic-punk outfit Flogging Molly gets to flaunt its heritage during this winter's Guinness-beer-sponsored "Green 17 Tour." 

The Irish-themed outing kicks off with a two-night, Feb. 22-23 stand in Tucson, and runs until March 20. In addition to Flogging Molly, the trek will also feature Hot Water Music and The Riverboat Gamblers.[see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Kings of Leon CD/Tour
liveDaily reports: Tennessee rockers Kings of Leon return to the scene this winter with their sophomore album and a supporting tour. 

The group plans to hit the road a full month before the new set--titled "Aha Shake Heartbreak"--lands in stores, beginning with a Jan. 21 performance in Park City, UT; a series of late-January West Coast shows follow before the group heads to Japan for a handful of early February performances. A lengthier stretch of U.S. shows kicks off with a mid-February, two-night stand on the Kings' home turf of Nashville, [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Reverend Horton Heat Spring Tour
liveDaily reports: Though slated to spend most of the winter hibernating, Reverend Horton Heat will warm things up with a spring U.S. tour that backs the rockabilly trio's latest album, last year's "Revival." 

The outing is currently scheduled to begin on March 16 in Tucson, and the bulk of the shows run into late May. Single dates are also set for January, June and August. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Raven's Heart Benefit This Thursday
Day in Rock reports: [a reminder about the Raven's Heart Benefit this Thurs] The event will feature a full night of live music headlined by Prong and culminating in an All-Star Jam finale that will include members of Iron Maiden, Murderdolls, Type O Negative, Disturbed, Poison, AC/DC, Orgy, Danzig, Fear Factory, Goldfinger, W.A.S.P., The Firm, Onin, Ministry, The Misfits, Great White, Fishbone, Alice Cooper, Happenin' Harry, as well as appearances by Leif Garrett and hosted by cast members of Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, HBO's Deadwood, and Something About Mary. 

The line-up includes performances by critically acclaimed alternative rockers Ours (DreamWorks Records) and Bird3(Immergent/5.1 Records), new comers Disgraceful, as well as All-Star band Uncle Dad featuring members of Guns 'N' Roses, Beautiful Creatures, Quiet Riot, and Bang Tango with special surprise guests. Past and present members of Andrew W.K., Bullet Boys, Flogging Molly along with special guests will also rock the benefit with a tribute to Thin Lizzy. 

The auction will feature collectable items donated from Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Coal Chamber, Mastodon and more. Guitars signed by the musicians performing at the benefit will also be auctioned.[see full story for all the details]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Afters Preview
press release reports: "Beautiful Love," the undeniably powerful first single by Epic Records' artist The Afters, has got us so excited that we feel the need to send the song out and give you a first listen of this amazing new rock band. Formed in Dallas at a local Starbucks, The Afters have already sold over 25,000 of their 2001 independent release WHEN THE WORLD IS WONDERFUL. The band hit the studio in 2004 to record I WISH WE ALL COULD WIN, which will be released February 22nd on both Epic and Simple/INO Records. [see full story to hear the song]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
A Static Lullaby Change
press release reports: A Static Lullaby have changed the name of their upcoming release to Faso Latido. The album is still slated for an April 5th release. - Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Metal Dr Phil?
press release reports: SLAVE TO THE METAL - What is Dr. Phil was a drop-dead gorgeous goth chick who wore a leather-mini and dished advice based on a philosophy more informed by Pantera than Freud? Then you'd have Fuse's SLAVE TO THE METAL. In this studio show, Fuse's resident metal maven, VJ Juliya, dishes out advice to fans who call or email in about life, sex, parents, and of course, the best in music with a hard-edge. If you're looking for the warmth and reassurance of a Dr. Ruth, this rollicking half-hour of dominatrix-style therapy is not the show for you![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Redwalls with Keane and the Zutons
press release reports: Already celebrated as "red hot" (Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun-Times) and "one of Chicago's three best bands" (Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune), Capitol Records recording artist, The Redwalls have been confirmed to support Keane on their January/February North American tour. See full story for complete list of tour dates. 

Currently in the studio with producer Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith, The Vines), the Redwalls' Capitol Records debut is scheduled for release in June 2005. The Redwalls are a full-throttle combustion of power-pop effervescence and classically soulful '60s influences, delivered with uncommon maturity and chops. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Sixthman and Rock Ridge Music Rock Tower
press release reports: Sixthman and Rock Ridge Music have announced that four bands from their rosters will be performing as part of a nationwide Virgin Megastores benefit: 100 Acts of Support – The Concerts for Tsunmai Relief on Thursday, January 20th. In-store performances are scheduled to take place at all twenty U.S. Virgin Megastores. Participating Sixthman and Rock Ridge Music artists and their performance locations include: 

Sister Hazel (Union Square, New York City store location)
The Ike Reilly Assassination (Union Square, New York City store location)
Love.45 (Denver store location)
They Walk In Line (Ontario, CA [Los Angeles area] store location)- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

More Music From Ray
press release reports: With the smash film Ray continuing to rack up box office receipts, critical acclaim, and award nominations, Rhino is releasing a second soundtrack to accompany the film. The 17-song album, which collects songs from the film and inspired by the film, will include a version of "Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand" and a medley of "Drown In My Own Tears"/"You Don't Know Me." 

"MORE MUSIC FROM RAY" also includes a special limited-edition bonus DVD featuring classic performance footage from O-Genio: Ray Charles Live In Brazil 1963. The DVD captures Charles performing "Don't Set Me Free" and "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny."

 It will be hitting stores February 1st[see full story for the online listening party]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
 
 

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