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Day In Rock 12/02: Sharon Admits Cheating on Ozzy- Blink Doesn't Like Copycats- GNR Wife Authors Book- Maiden Beats Bizkit- Joey Ramone- Rise Against Warped- Korn Bizkit Are Finished- The Rocky Horror PUNK Show- KISS Perpetual Farewell- 3 Doors Tantric- The Smiths - more
by Keavin Wiggins
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The Day in Rock Tuesday- antiMUSIC.com's look at Top Rock News Stories From the past 24 Hours

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Sharon Osbourne Cheated on Ozzy
Guess who has a new book coming out? The Osbournes, that's why we are starting to get a barrage of salacious stories about them. Seems Sharon is using the late Randy Rhodes to stir up some juice in the book, which of course leads to publicity.  From Blabbermouth: OZZY OSBOURNE's marriage nearly collapsed in the early 1980s after wife Sharon Osbourne cheated on him with his band's guitarist Randy Rhoads.

The shocking revelation was made public by Sharon in the family's new tome "Ordinary People: Our Story", which charts their incredible lives through the eyes of all members of the Osbourne clan including children Aimee, Kelly and Jack. And Sharon, 51, admits that the subject of her infidelity with Rhoads who died in a plane crash in 1982 is off limits as far as her husband is concerned, because he finds the incident too painful to deal with. 

Sharon writes, "When I talk about the early days of the love affair between Ozzy and me, I have to be honest it wasn't just the two of us. Randy was a vital part of the tale. When Ozzy and I weren't speaking we turned to Randy, and when we were on loving terms he was there too. 

"On the road we often ended up in the back of the tour bus together, watching TV and dozing off without thinking anything of it. Not that we were having sex with each other. There was one time I was with Randy. Ozzy knows about it but has never wanted to discuss it. That's his way of dealing with it. But don't read any dissatisfaction into it. Ozzy knows the one-time occurrence was loving, not lustful. And he was just as in love with Randy as I was. He still cries when talking about Randy. So do I."Click Here for the Full Story

The most shocking moment in this tell all book comes when Ozzy has a heart to heart with Kelly and finally tells her the truth, that she can't sing. 

Blink Doesn't Like Copycats
HipOnline.com caught up with Blink-182's Tom DeLonge for a Q&A and asked if the band felt challenged by the imitators coming out in the wake of their success. "We do think about that stuff. We did what we wanted to do in the past, but now we are at a different point and can make a different record that challenges us and might carve out a small place in music history," he said. "If anyone likes it I don't know, but that is our goal. We followed other bands, but I think we have our own style and bands following us don't have their own style. They are missing that curiosity that we have. It has nothing to do with four walls that close you in that you have to be punk rock or selling records. We always just wanted to make music that we loved. This record will show that.".Click Here for the Full Story

Cough.. cough.. Green Day cough cough. 

GNR Wife Authors Book
Lisa Reed has a new book in stores. That last name may seem familiar to you, Lisa is married to long time (and current) Guns N' Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed. Here is the press release about the book:  

Lisa Reed 
Lisa Reed is by vocation a sensational writer, by profession a teacher of children with special educational needs and, through her marriage to Dizzy Reed of Guns n' Roses, she is right at the centre of Californian rock.

A true Californian, where she still resides, Lisa is the mother of two beautiful daughters.

Sabra's Soul
From the heart of the California rock music scene comes this story of much more than just love and betrayal.

Does Sabra know who she is? She thinks she is a loving mother and a trusting wife, but her husband Logan, a powerful figure in rock music, seems consumed by commitments to his latest band, 23 Mystique. Sabra begins to feel that something is missing, to feel a yearning for something more. Is she too trusting and too slow to spot Logan's lapses in behaviour?

When Sabra meets the pop idol of her sub-teen daughters, things begin to change. She can't believe the attraction growing in her for this youthful figure, her junior by several years.

Lisa Reed paints a picture of virtue and vice in this tale of love, lust, betrayal and drug-induced psychosis, set amidst the glitter of the rock scene. It is not fate that leads these people on but their own actions. Can they help it and where does it lead?

Who better than Lisa Reed, with her access to the centre of rock, to weave this tense plot as it descends from the social whirl into the deadly serious. If you are a successful rock star, this is a book for you, and if not ... well, read on and dream.

Health warning: this book contains salacious sex scenes demanded by its setting.

Sabra's Soul is available in online bookstores such as www.amazon.com or direct from the publisher at www.twentyfirstcenturypublishers.com, or you may order a copy in your local bookstore by quoting ISBN number 1-904433-07-3. -Click Here for the Full Story

Maiden Beats Bizkit 
Blabbermouth reports: IRON MAIDEN's "Rainmaker" has entered Britain's singles chart at No. 13. Meanwhile, LIMP BIZKIT's cover of THE WHO classic "Behind Blue Eyes" has debuted at No. 18 on the same chart.

"Rainmaker", written by guitarist Dave Murray, bassist Steve Harris and vocalist Bruce Dickinson, comes off IRON MAIDEN's latest album "Dance Of Death", which has sold 95,459 copies in the U.S. since its early September release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A video for the song, which was shot at London's Roundhouse studios in Camden, was reportedly rejected by MTV Europe after the music channel deemed the group's audience "too old," according to Dickinson.- Click Here for the Full Story 

All Roads Lead to Ramone
The Herald Sun reports: BASEBALL great Joe Dimaggio has a highway named after him. Poet Edgar Allen Poe has a street. And now the late punk rocker Joey Ramone has his own place in New York.

A tiny piece of Manhattan was dedicated yesterday to the memory of The Ramones lead singer who died, aged 49, from cancer in 2001. 

Joey Ramone Place is at the corner of the Bowery and Second St in New York's East Village, near the legendary CBGB club where the band once thrashed out I Wanna Be Sedated in the '70s. 

The honour, traditionally reserved for more mainstream figures, recognises the cultural contribution The Ramones made to the city as some of the founding fathers of punk rock. 

Last year The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but soon afterwards another member of the original lineup, bass player Dee Dee Ramone, died of a heroin overdose aged 50.-Click Here for the Full Story

Gabba Gabba Hey! 

Rise Against Warped
Shoutweb reports: Rise Against have confirmed that they will be playing the Warped Tour this summer. Other confirmed acts include Taking Back Sunday, Coheed And Cambria and New Found Glory. The 2004 edition will kick off on June 25th in Houston, TX...Click Here for the Full Story 

Korn Bizkit Are Finished
MuchMusic reports: The Korn, Limp Bizkit "Back To Basics" tour wrapped up on Friday night in Toronto and it ended as it existed - pretty low key. The only real drama on the jaunt was during the Limp Bizkit performance in New York City's, Hammerstein Ballroom last week. During a performance of the new song "Eat You Alive", Fred Durst took an unidentified flying object in the chin causing a little cut with a lot of blood. Fred finished the show, ate dinner, then received seven micro-stitches. One week and a tetanus shot later, the stitches are out and Fred is fine....-Click Here for the Full Story

The Rocky Horror PUNK Show
Aversion reports: The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the latest piece of pop culture to receive a punk makeover. 

Springman Records released The Rocky Horror Punk Rock Show today (Dec. 2), which features punk bands covering songs from the classic cult film. 

The album's track listing is: 

1 . Science Fiction/Double Feature - Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies
2 . Dammit, Janet - Love Equals Death
3 . Over at the Frankinstein Place - Alkaline Trio
4 . The Time Warp - Groovie Ghoulies
5 . Sweet Transvestite - Apocalypse Hoboken
6 . The Sword Of Damocles - The Independents
7 . I Can Make You A Man - Pansy Division
8 . Hot Patootie (Bless My Soul) - The Phenomenauts
9 . I Can Make You A Man (Reprise) - The Secretions
10 . Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me - The Chubbies
11 . Once In A While - Big D And The Kids Table
12 . Eddie - Swingin Utters
13 . Planet, Schmanet, Janet - Tsunami Bomb
14 . Rose Tint My World/Floor Show - Luckie Strike
15 . Fanfair/Don't Dream It - Stunt Monkey
16 . Wild And Untamed Thing - Gametime
17 . I'm Going Home - The Migranes
18 . Super Heroes - Ruths Hat
19 . Science Fiction Double Feature (Reprise) - The Ataris
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KISS Extend Perpetual Farewell Tour
Blabbermouth reports: KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has told the Associated Press that the rockasaurus spectacle KISS/AEROSMITH tour that launched last summer is getting near the end of its final leg, with a swing of U.S. dates including a Dec. 18 gig at the Forum in L.A. wrapping up toward the end of December. And then, he says, "We'll start back up in April. We will continue, however, without AEROSMITH."

So whatever happened to KISS' much-hyped retirement from touring?

"That had to do with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss," says Gene of the bandmates who, along with Paul Stanley and himself, comprised the original KISS lineup.

"Peter is now healthy. Ace has had a back-and-forth battle with substances, and he told me if he didn't get off the road, he was going to kill himself," says Gene.
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3 Doors Tantric
Digital Noise reports: Tantric have been added to the upcoming 3 Doors Down/Shinedown tour. Tantric will be direct support for 3 Doors Down on the trek. Here are the first batch of confirmed dates:

12/30 - Albany, GA @ Albany Civic Center
12/31 - Columbus, GA @ Columbus Civic Center
01/02 - Toledo, OH @ Toledo Sports Arena
01/03 - Dayton, OH @ Hara Arena
01/05 - Grand Rapids, MI @ DeltaPlex
01/06 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
01/09 - Moline, IL @ The Mark Of The Quad Cities
01/10 - Green Bay, WI @ Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena
01/13 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre
01/14 - Charleston, WV @ Charleston Municipal Auditorium
01/16 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
01/24 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Wachovia Arena

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The Smiths Anniversary Tribute
Aversion reports: There's a Smiths tribute album coming ... but don't stop me if you've heard this one before. 

Matinee Recordings will add to the mountain of Smiths tribute albums when it releases Romantic and Square is Hip and Aware next month. The tribute pays homage to the British indie band's 20th anniversary with a deluge of cover versions of its songs. Topping the list are The Lucksmiths' take on "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out," Pale Sunday's version of "I Know It's Over" and a stab at "Back To The Old House" by The Would-Be-Goods. 

No official release date for the album has been set...-Click Here for the Full Story 

Rock TV
Rockdirt reports: Rock acts on television this week include Anthrax, who perform on Last Call with Carson Daly on Monday; Rooney, who perform on Last Call on Tuesday; Dandy Warhols, who perform on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Tuesday; Kill Hanna, who perform on Last Call on Wednesday; Jet, who perform on Late Night on Wednesday; Pete Yorn, who performs on Last Call on Thursday; Fountains of Wayne, who perform on Late Night on Thursday; Lit, who perform on the Sharon Osbourne Show on Thursday; and Marilyn Manson, who appears on Late Night on Friday.-Click Here for the Full Story 

Phil Collins Says Goodbye
Pollstar reports: It looks like this is the end for Phil Collins. The legendary artist, who has recently admitted to suffering from considerable hearing loss, has just dubbed his next outing the First Final Farewell Tour.

 It's his first tour since 1998 - and first in Europe for seven years - and although just a few dates in June have been announced, some have already sold out.

As of press time, only shows for Germany and one each in the Netherlands and U.K. have been confirmed. However, the tour is expected to include dates throughout the world...-Click Here for the Full Story 
 

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