Day In Rock 3/1: 50 Cent Shooting- Leppard Vs Critic- Lil Kim Trial- Sabbath- Dimebag- RIAA Sues 753- Edguy- EU Vs iTunes- Anselmo's New Band- Caliban- Audioslave Date- Death Angel- Dio- Megasexual Demand From Sex Pistol- Metallica Movie Broadcast- Brand New Sin- Less Than Jake- Teenage Fanclub Return- NIN Support- Tripp Fired Over Teen Sex Charges- Simple Charlotte- more
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50 Cent Shooting
AP reports: A man was shot in the leg Monday night in the lobby of a Manhattan radio station while rapper 50 Cent was making an on-air appearance, police said. 

According to Newsday, the injured man was a member of 50 Cent's entourage. The newspaper reported that the shooting happened shortly after 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, announced he was dropping his protege The Game from his hip-hop clique, G-Unit. 

The victim, a 24-year-old Los Angeles man who was not identified, was shot in the left leg. Officials said he was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital and was listed in stable condition early Tuesday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Leppard Vs Critic
Day in Rock reports: Def Leppard's Joe Elliot took to the web to address a review printed on MelodicRock.com of the band's forthcoming "covers" CD. In his post, Elliot blasted the critic for reviewing "a work in progress". Here is Joe's first posting. "It appears someone (at some site dedicated to melodic rock) thinks it's terribly clever to go public with the first review of the covers CD. Well, here's a couple of things he/she/it might like to contemplate..... 

"IT'S NOT FINISHED YET!! He/she/it has, by the looks of things, luckily stumbled across a work-in-progress copy on someone's desk -- someone who admittedly should know better than to leave a copy lying around in view of such a low life. So it's a stolen, rough UNFINISHED copy that clearly doesn't belong to them. A cheap journalistic trick that's been going on for years..... 

"This person (and I use the term loosely), has no ears. This is obvious from some of the comments regarding the sound. Any idiot hearing it would know it isn't finished yet, except for it seems, this particular idiot. I would suggest that whichever mag or site he/she/it writes for reserve further judgment on the CD until it's actually finished. He/she/it's opinion of the songs bothers not one bit, as song choice is always subjective (especially on a covers album). Our fans will get a chance to hear the songs and read why we chose these particular songs, but all in good time. 

"A final note to the above mentioned "music critic"..... please give it back to whoever you stole it from, you a**hole. " 

You can read more by clicking the full story link, Joe was kind enough to link to the critic's response and post his own counter response. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Lil Kim Trial
Reuters reports: Hip-hop artist Lil' Kim began facing the music on Monday when a jury was chosen to decide if the rapper lied to a federal grand jury investigating a 2001 shootout outside a Manhattan radio station.

 Opening statements in the case against Lil' Kim and her personal assistant Monique Dopwell are scheduled to begin on Tuesday morning in Manhattan federal court. 

...Prosecutors charge that the women lied during the investigation to protect members of the performer's entourage who were involved in the shootout. The two defendants deny wrongdoing. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Electro Sabbath?
MTV reports: Black Sabbath tributes by metal bands are a dime a dozen, so the newest disc of musical homages, Everything Comes & Goes: A Tribute to Black Sabbath, is definitely a change of pace. Due April 5, the nine-track disc will feature reinventions of Sabbath songs by a collection of unusual suspects including electronic laptop artist Four Tet, Japanese noise group Ruins and beatmaking Björk collaborators Matmos.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Labels Push For Download Price Increase
FMQB reports: Some music labels are attempting to negotiate with digital music retailers to increase the price of downloads, according to Financial Times. Since the business of selling songs online is still relatively new, some of the labels do not want to disrupt the market at this point. Universal and Sony BMG are not very supportive of the push for a price increase says FT. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Dimebag Estate
Yahoo Music reports: The estate of slain Damageplan and Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott will probably be divided evenly between his brother, Damageplan and Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul, and his father, country and western songwriter Jerry Abbott, according to the Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 

Family lawyer Steve McClure told the newspaper that while Abbott didn't leave a will, there is no squabbling over the estate: "[Abbott] reiterated to just about everybody that he didn't have a will because he didn't want to give anyone a reason. These are class folks and you're not going to see them at the courthouse fighting over nickels and dimes." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ray Inspires Foxx
AP reports: Jamie Foxx's Oscar win has solidified him as one of Hollywood's A-list actors. But what he really wants to be is a chart-topping singer. 

Foxx, who nabbed an Academy Award on Sunday night for his uncanny portrayal of Ray Charles in "Ray," is working on an album for J Records, home to Alicia Keys, Mario and Rod Stewart. One of the producers on the album, Rich Harrison, told The Associated Press it's a mixture of R&B and hip-hop. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

RIAA Sues 753
Reuters reports: A recording industry trade group on Monday said it has filed another wave of copyright infringement lawsuits against 753 people it suspects of distributing songs over the Internet without permission.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Edguy EP
Metal Rules reports: [An update from Edguy]We are working full-steam on our new EP that is estimated to be released in September. A full length album is to follow early next year. I liked the concept of delivering a big value-for-money thing as the official single last time just like the 'King of Fools' EP. We got very good response to that and we are so creative at the moment that there will be a lot of material as it seems. We'll see, can't tell too much at this point. But we are working on that one. Anyway, the material sounds good, sound like EDGUY, very fresh, very cheeky and of course epic at times. You'll hear it later.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Chaka Khan's Son Arrested
ABC7 reports: The son of Rhythm and Blues Singer Chaka Khan surrendered to police Monday after he learned that prosecutors had charged him with murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy, police said. 

Damien Patrick Holland, 25, surrendered with his attorneys at his side, according to a printed LAPD statement. He is being held on $2 million bail. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

EU Vs iTunes
PC Pro reports: The European Commission has begun its enquiry into Apple's iTunes Music Store pricing in the UK. 

The question of whether UK customers are being overcharged was referred to the Commission by the Office of Fair Trading, responding to a complaint by the Consumers' Association, publishers of Which?. 

Apple charges Û0.99 per song in its European stores and 79p - about Û1.14 - in the UK. At the time of the original complaint by the CA, Apple said, 'The underlying economic model in each country has an impact on how we price our track downloads. That's not unusual, look at the price of CDs in the US versus the UK. We believe the real comparison to be made is with the price of other track downloads in the UK.' [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Anselmo's New Band
Totalrock reports: Phil Anselmo is working on a new project, called Body And Blood. Little is know about it, except that Crowbar's Kirk Windstein (a former bandmate of Anselmo's in Down) and Valume Nob drummer Sid Montz are involved.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Caliban Split CD
Totalrock reports: Caliban and Heaven Shall Burn are to release a split record called 'The Split Program'. This is to be available from late July on the Lifeforce label.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rock Never Stops 05
Totalrock reports: Cinderella, Ratt, Quiet Riot and Firehouse are teaming up for this year's 'Rock Never Stops' US tour. This begins on June 18, and is due to last at least two months.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Dokken Back In The UK ** Rods Re-form ** Hear Priest Album ** Falling Out Of The Tree ** Million Dead: More Dates and more click here to check it out

This Day in Rock
ArrowFM reports: 61 years ago Roger Daltrey of the Who is born. (1944) 

36 years ago At Miami's Dinner Key Auditorium, Jim Morrison of the Doors is arrested for alledgedly exposing his penis during the show. (more... 1969)

 5 years ago Social Distortion guitarist Dennis Danell dies of an apparent brain aneurysm. He was 38. 

see full story for more of what happened on this Day in Rock!- Click Here for the Full Story 

Audioslave Date
BW&BK reports: AUDIOSLAVE have announced the first date for what seems to be a building US tour. The gig is as follows (no support act has been listed): 

April 29 at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia 

Audioslave have also announced some other tour plans for 2005, with three dates in Britain already announced for the summer.[see full story for those dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Death Angel Added to BW&BK Fest
BW&BK reports: In what will be their ONLY summer appearance of the 2005 concert season, reunited San Francisco thrashers DEATH ANGEL have been added to the third installment of North America's premier Heavy Metal magazine showcase, the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend, set for May 6-7 at The Odeon in Cleveland, OH. NWOBHM pioneers RAVEN will also be on-hand, for a rare concert. In conjunction with The Odeon, the fun returns to Cleveland, in a slightly different format. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Dio Holy Diver Shows
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting on Live 4 Metal, DIO's upcoming U.K. tour is being billed as "An Evening With Dio" tour and it will feature no opening acts. DIO will perform two live sets at each concert, including not only a host of classic songs from across his huge back catalogue, but also his classic 1983 solo debut, "Holy Diver", in its entirety.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Megasexual Demand From Sex Pistol 
Blabbermouth reports: ContactMusic.com is reporting that MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine was horrified when former SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones demanded sexual favours in return for his performance on the band's cover of "Anarchy In the U.K.". 

Jones originally demanded $100 and some "suction" (slang term for fellatio) to play at the recording session for 1988 album "So Far, So Good... So What!" 

But Mustaine decided to pay him more money so he could arrange his own pleasures.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Metallica Movie Broadcast
Blabbermouth reports: The METALLICA documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" will premiere on VH1 on April 9 with a commercial-free prime time airing. Variety reports that the network payed a rumored half a million dollars for the exclusive four-year rights to the film. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Brand New Sin Release
Blabbermouth reports: Century Media Records has set a May 31 release date for the new BRAND NEW SIN full-length album, entitled "Recipe For Disaster". The CD release will be preceded by a series of performances alongside rock legends MOTÖRHEAD and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, kicking off March 9 in Sayerville, N.J. In conjunction with the tour, the band will release a low-priced four-track EP titled "Black And Blue", which will be available starting in March at select independent retailers.[see full story for more including a link to the title track]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on BLACK SABBATH: Helsinki Show Confirmed ** Drummer STEFAN SCHWARZMANN To Rejoin ACCEPT For Summer Festival Appearances ** METALLICA: 'Metallimania' DVD Trailer Posted Online ** Temporary Vocalists Help VEHEMENCE On Upcoming Tours and more click here to check it out

Bleed The Sky Release
IAYM reports: Bleed The Sky have chosen "Paradigm In Entropy" as the title to their upcoming new full-length effort which Nuclear Blast will release on April 26th. [see full story for more including tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Less Than Jake Drive-Thru Tour
liveDaily reports: Less Than Jake, Allister, Hidden in Plain View and Kane Hodder are set to embark on a month-long spring club tour that gets underway March 30 in Jacksonville, FL. 

The outing combines acts from the Drive-Thru Records and Fueled by Ramen labels. According to a press release, Drive-Thru heads Richard and Stefanie Reines are longtime friends of Fueled by Ramen owners John Janick and Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake's drummer), which led the labels to join forces for the outing.[see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Teenage Fanclub Return
NME reports: Scots rockers TEENAGE FANCLUB are to herald the release of their new album with two special UK shows next month. 

The band are expected to premiere tracks from 'Man-Made', their first studio album since 2000's 'Howdy!'. The LP was recorded in Chicago last year, with production duties handle by Tortoise' John McEntire. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

REM Tribute Peel
NME reports: REM paid tribute to the late JOHN PEEL last Friday (February 25) at their BELFAST show with a cover of ‘TEENAGE KICKS', his favourite ever track. 

The band, playing in Northern Ireland for the first time, struck up the song – written by local heroes The Undertones – during their encore. 

"I don't know the words to this, do you know it?" frontman Michael Stipe asked the as he climbed from the stage walking along the front-row encouraging the crowd to lead the song. "That was for John Peel," he said at the song's end. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

NIN Support
The PRP reports: The Dresden Dolls have officially been selected to support nine inch nails on their previously announced North American tour on dates ranging from April 27th through to May 31st.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Tripp Fired Over Teen Sex Charges
The PRP reports: In a non-surprising move, Static-X have parted ways with their guitarist Tripp Eisen, who was recently arrested on various sexual related charges with a minor. "Static-X has parted ways with guitarist Tripp Eisen, effective immediately. Tripp is currently dealing with personal issues that prohibit him from being able to fulfill his commitment to the band. No replacement has yet been chosen. Static-X is in the studio putting the finishing touches on its fourth Warner Bros. album, scheduled to be released in May. The band will tour this summer in support of the record."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Simple Charlotte Tour
Punkbands reports: Good Charlotte and Simple Plan not only shared the stage earlier this month at MTV Asia Aid, but they're planning on repeating the experience this spring, when they head out on the road together. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Queens Of The Foo Fighters
Punkbands reports: Queens Of The Stone Age mastermind Josh Homme is expected to appear on the upcoming new double album from the Foo Fighters which will see a release later this year- Click Here for the Full Story 
Strummer Bio
Punkbands reports: The Biography Channel in the UK will air a Joe Strummer biography on March 3rd. It will play at 7.30pm (GMT) with repeats on the 4th at 10.30am and 12.30 am. ....There's no word yet if the North American versions of the station will show the episode or when. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Andy Williams Returns
Noble PR reports: The ultimate King of cool, Andy Williams, returns this June to the UK for a series of live concerts. The voice that has charmed the world over will be touring across the country, starting at Southend Cliffs Pavilion on June 19th, finishing at the London Royal Albert Hall on June 30th. 

dates are as follows: 
19 June - Southend Cliffs Pavilion
20 June - Birmingham Symphony Hall
21 June - Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Tavson Brothers Little Things
Spectrum Entertainment reports: "Little Things" is the third release from the Tavson Brothers debut CD "Time Changes Everything" in Canada to the Country Market and the first release in the U.S. to multi-formats. "Little Things" is a gentle love song in appreciation of finding a perfect mate. It contains a pop based melody with lyrical hooks throughout the song. Fans of Lonestar's "Amazed" and the Beatles will enjoy this song. "Time Changes Everything" has sweet, gentle ballads about lost loves, great love songs, upbeat rock influenced songs, and music that makes you want to get up and dance. Overall, this album provides the listener with feel good music for the soul. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
FMF2K5 Submission Deadline Extended

Due to the overwhelming late response, the artist submission deadline has been extended to Monday, March 7th. In its fourth successful year, the Florida Music Festival expects more than 150 Industry Reps, 2000 musicians and 25,000 music fans in Downtown Orlando from May 18-21st, 2005. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Billy Joe Shaver Tribute
conqueroo reports: On May 17, Compadre Records will release A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver – Live, a CD that documents a 65th birthday tribute held in Austin last August. Guest stars on the album, who paid tribute to Shaver at Austin's Paramount Theatre, include (in alphabetical order) Guy Clark, Diamondback Texas, Joe Ely, The Geezinslaws, Colin Gilmore, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Rodney Hayden, Jack Ingram, Robert Earl Keen, Cory Morrow, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Todd Snider and Dale Watson.[Lots more going on including a 60 Minutes II interview, a autobiography, DVD and more.. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Blink Manager Records
JMB Record$ reports: JMB Record$, South Florida's ultimate record label, known throughout the music industry for its impressive contacts amongst a variety of bands, from up and coming artists to some of the biggest names in the music scene, announces today the signing of Chris Georggin, manager of world famous pop-punk bands Blink-182 and New Found Glory, to their label. 

Georggin's yet untitled debut album will be influenced by rock, punk, hip-hop and may even include some cover songs. New Found Glory drummer Cyrus Bolooki will produce the record, and special musical guests are expected to appear on the album. Georggin plans to head into the studio this Spring, although no release date has been set.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

3 Doors Down ESPNU launch
M80 reports: 3 Doors Down is confirmed to perform at ESPNU's live launch this Friday, March 4, in Stillwater, OK, at Oklahoma State University (a pep rally for their UT game on Saturday). This will be simulcast live on ESPN2. ESPNU is a multi-media college sports initiative including a new 24-hour television network. The "03-04-05" launch date will help tip off the next day's start of Championship Week, ESPN and ESPN2's annual franchise featuring comprehensive coverage of men's and women's college basketball conference tournaments. ESPNU's first week of programming will include approximately 25 additional live conference tournament games (not currently on ESPN or ESPN2). - Click Here for the Full Story 
Over It In Stores
Earshot reports: The OC by-way-of-Alexandria, VA 4-piece known as Over It has confirmed a third in-store to celebrate the March 8th release of their long-awaited Lobster Records CD, Silverstrand. 

The band will appear at the Virgin Megastore at the Block in Orange, CA on March 14th @ 7pm Address: 20 City Blvd, West Bld B, Ste 1 

The band's two other in-stores will take place: 

Tuesday March 8th - @ Salzers 6pm 5777 Valentine Rd. Ventura, CA 93003 

Thursday March 10th @ 4:30 pm @ Sounds Like... 4:30pm 10117 Hole Ave. Riverside, CA 92503 [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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