Hurt in ATV Crash
SeattlePI reports: Ozzy Osbourne was seriously injured Monday in an accident on the grounds of his estate in England and underwent emergency surgery, a spokeswoman said.
The 55-year-old rock star was riding a "quad bike," or all-terrain vehicle, on his Buckinghamshire property when the accident occurred, according to publicist Cindy Guagenti.
His injuries were not considered to be life-threatening, she said.
An examination showed Osbourne broke his collarbone, six ribs and a vertebra in his neck, according to Guagenti. He was in surgery Monday evening at an undisclosed English hospital.
The operation was intended to lift the collarbone, which was believed to be resting on a major artery and interrupting blood flow to his arm. Surgeons also were trying to stem "some bleeding into his lungs," Guagenti said.. Click Here for the Full Story
Who'd win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God? - … trick question. Lemmy *IS* God.
Second Largest Seller
BW&BK reports: According to the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), AC/DC's Back In Black is now the world's second best selling album, with sales of 42 million copies.
The only album to sell more is MICHAEL JACKSON's Thriller, which has sold 56 million copies worldwide..Click Here for the Full Story
I'd opt to shoot to thrill any day over beating it.
on Leaving Ozzy
Blabbermouth reports: Former METALLICA/current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has issued the following statement regarding his recent departure from OZZY OSBOURNE's band:
"I would like to thank the Osbournes for including VOIVOD in their tours this year. I am honored to have had the privilege to share the stage with Ozzy, [guitarist] Zakk [Wylde] and [drummer] Mike [Bordin] through a very successful summer. It was a blast playing old BLACK SABBATH songs with this band!
"My agreement with the Osbournes was to play bass for the gigs that Ozzy had committed to through December 2003. I wish Ozzy the best as he continues to fly the flag for metal!
"I am excited to be back making new music with VOIVOD. The Chophouse studio is fired up and ready for the creation of the next album.
"In the meantime, keep yourself tuned in to Voivod.com and ChophouseRecords.com for all the latest.
"Keep It Heavy!
.-Click Here for the Full Story
AP reports: Funk music pioneer George Clinton was arrested and charged with drug possession after allegedly telling an officer he had cocaine in his pocket.
Clinton, of Tallahassee, was arrested Saturday and bonded out of jail over the weekend, according to jail officials, who wouldn't release any other information.
Tallahassee Police said an officer noticed a man sitting by himself in the passenger seat of a car in a gas station parking lot about 2 a.m. Saturday and approached to talk to him.
When the officer got to the car, the man, later determined to be Clinton, tried to hide an item he was holding, dropping it between the seats, said Tallahassee Police spokesman Stewart Clendinen.
Clinton started to reach into his pocket and the officer asked him if he had anything in his pocket that might be dangerous, Clendinen said.
Clinton allegedly responded "I've got a little cocaine."
The item he is accused of dropping between the seats turned out be a crack pipe, police said.
Clinton was charged with one felony count of cocaine possession and a misdemeanor count of possession of the pipe, the Tallahassee Democrat first reported for Tuesday papers. - Click Here for the Full Story
NME reports: NORAH JONES is currently putting the final touches to her second album in a NEW YORK studio, and hopes to put the record out in February 2004.
The record will see the 8-time Grammy winner team up with country superstar Dolly Parton and again with producer Arif Mardin who collaborated with the singer on her multi-platinum debut 'Come Away With Me'.
Jones said: "I really can't think about the success of last year. I'm just focusing on trying to make the best music I can at this point."-Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: posting on the web site of legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin, former BLACK CROWES drummer Steve Gorman has been approached to form a supergroup with ex-BLACK CROWES singer Chris Robinson and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS members Dean DeLeo (guitar) and DeLeo (bass). Rumors of the DeLeo brothers working with Robinson surfaced on the official STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Bulletin Board a few weeks ago, and were semi-officially confirmed by Robert DeLeo when talking to fan. No official statements or appearances have been made, and none of the rumored bandmembers have even spoken out about this project...Click Here for the Full Story
One listen to Robinson's solo CD and you know why he's looking to form a new band.
You wanted the best you got the best….KISS Symphony, Alive IV in Concert! KISS, the legendary hard rock band that brought you the #1 music Pay Per View of 2000 and has sold more than 80 million albums, rocked the road this summer with sold-out venues on tour with Aerosmith and will "rock and roll" your house this December/January. This special concert presentation features KISS performing classics including "Rock And Roll All Nite," "Deuce," "Love Gun," and "Detroit Rock City" accompanied by the 60-member Melbourne Symphony Orchestra all sporting full KISS makeup. Joining founding KISS members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Peter Criss for the concert is new lead guitarist Tommy Thayer.
KISS Symphony, Alive
IV Pay Per View Premieres Friday, December 12th - 10PM ET
Playing through January 31, 2004
…forget about the virgins! We're out of virgins!
AP Reports: Jim Morrison's former band mates burned candles, a rose and a poem at his grave in Paris on Monday, a tribute to the "Light My Fire" singer and cult figure on what would have been his 60th birthday.
"We're trying to evoke the spirit of Jim," Robby Krieger former guitarist for The Doors, told dozens of fans kept behind police barriers. Many held white candles and old album covers.
Had the hard-living singer survived to turn 60, he would have been "happy, laughing, joking, a good man," Ray Manzarek, The Doors' keyboardist, told The Associated Press. The two were in Paris for concerts with their new band, The Doors 21st Century.
Morrison's tomb was covered with votive candles, flowers, beer cans, photos and a silvery "Happy Birthday" banner. Security agents patrolled the shady, cobble stoned Pere Lachaise cemetery.
After burning the poem and rose left behind by fans, Manzarek and Krieger asked reporters to leave for a moment of silent contemplation.
John Densmore, drummer for The Doors, did not attend. He filed a lawsuit against Manzarek and Krieger in February for breach of contract for touring without him under the name of a band that includes the words "The Doors."
Another lawsuit was filed by Morrison's parents and in-laws in May, accusing Manzarek and Krieger of tarnishing the former group's reputation by continuing to make new music and tour.
Morrison was found dead in the bathtub of his Paris apartment on July 3, 1971, at age 27. French police said he died of a heart attack, though his regular use of drugs and alcohol was likely a factor.. Click Here for the Full Story
I believe in a long, prolonged derangement of the senses to attain the unknown. Our pale reasoning hides the infinite from us.
Digital Noise reports: When Linkin Park hits the road next month for a North American tour with P.O.D., Hoobastank and Story Of The Year, singer Mike Shinoda tells Billboard.com the act has plenty of surprises in store for loyal fans.
"I'm really excited about the tour," says Shinoda. "We're playing an all-new set and we've added some songs that people haven't heard us play live before and some songs we haven't played live in a long time. So, even though I know a lot of our fans are going to check out [the new CD/DVD] 'Live in Texas,' the set that we will be playing in January and February is longer, has more songs and it has a lot of stuff that people haven't heard."
As for the unexpected
set list additions, stalwarts will be happy to learn the rarely played
"Breaking the Habit" will receive plenty of attention. Shinoda hasn't completely
ruled out the band playing new, unreleased material, but considering the
tracks are still in their infancy, it is unlikely.
-Click Here for the Full Story
Your reality, sir, is lies and balderdash and I'm delighted to say that I have no grasp of it whatsoever.
W.K.'s New Axeman.
Blabbermouth reports: Former ANDREW W.K. guitar technician Kendall has officially joined the band as their third guitarist. Kendall replaces Jimmy Coup (a.k.a. James Mecherle, formerly of Minnesota's COUP DE GRACE), who left the group last month due to "musical" differences. ANDREW's current touring band is rounded out by Payne (guitar), Frank (guitar), Gregg (bass), and Donald "D.T." Tardy (drums, ex-OBITUARY). - Click Here for the full story
"Musical difference"? Not quite.. more on that later.
NME reports: SUPERGRASS are planning to release a DVD next year and are asking for your help.
The band are asking fans for any footage of them shot during their ten-year career, which will then sit alongside a collection of their videos.
In a message posted on Supergrass' childrenofthemonkeybasket.com website, they said: "We're trying to make it as exciting/interesting/good as possible so if you've got any bootleg film of us playing gigs or maybe from some bushes, just walking around in our houses late at night then please get into contact with us.
"We guarantee we won't press charges and it'll give other people an opportunity to see your impressive camera skills," they added.
In order to get your handiwork immortalized on DVD, send some details of the type and content of the footage to email@example.com so the band "see if it's going to fit in with our evil master plan"..-Click Here for the Full Story
siN's metal news reports: With their established and experienced staff, radiotakeover.com is poised to fill the void left by Vivendi's decision to discontinue operations and delete the contents of MP3.com. "The largest collection of digital works ever assembled" said MP3.com founder and former CEO Mike Robertson, the loss of this online content would send shockwaves throughout the music community.
radiotakeover.com is offering the same services to the many up-and-coming artists. Legitimate artists will be able to upload their music and make it available to their fans worldwide. Artists can post their music online free of charge. Music uploaded will be available for download or streaming. Unlike MP3.com, artists can also simply mail a copy of their release to //radiotakeover and it will be available for download and/or streaming. Additionally, each artist is also provided a personalized URL that directs visitors to that artists' content -Click Here for the Full Story
Rocks The Road
Reuters reports: Fresh from the November release of his self-titled album, Kid Rock is preparing for an arena tour in 2004. The trek will begin with a Jan. 22-23 stand in Saginaw, Mich.; 11 dates have been confirmed so far, through Feb. 14 in Raleigh.
Rock will be backed by his band Twisted Brown Trucker --- guitarists Kenny Olson and Jason Krause, keyboardist Jimmie Bones and drummer Stefanie Eulinberg. Released by Atlantic Records, "Kid Rock" debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 last month and has sold 378,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan..-Click Here for the Full Story
It's like 'Night of the Living Dead Two'! I'm gonna get some of those Organ Donor cards!
(press release) The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor the media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect our lives. The awards will take place in three ceremonies to be held in Los Angeles on March 27, 2004 at the Kodak Theatre; in New York on April 12 at the New York Marriott Marquis; and in San Francisco on June 5 at the Westin St. Francis.
Nominated for Outstanding Music Artist are Bitch and Animal, Junior Senior, Meshell Ndegeocello, Peaches and Rufus Wainwright.. -Click Here for the Full Story
From CJ: I like the day in rock a lot. What made you choose to do it? How do you choose the stories?
Response:To be honest I don't really remember the thoughts that popped into my head when the idea to do the DayInRock came about. I just figured it would be a nice addition to antiMUSIC. I used to always listen to a morning radio show here in Los Angeles with Mark & Brian but my favorite part of the show was Rita Wilde's Rock Report. Thought that was cool little segment where she gave the listeners a run down on what was happening that day in rock. I haven't listened to the show in quite a while, so I'm not sure if she still does it. But that was the general idea.
Choose the stories?
Just scour the web looking for interesting rock stories. Plus submitted
stories and press releases (like the last one above).
From Mike: Why does music suck so much right now? I want to hear more about cool bands like Ike Reilly.
Response: There is good music out if you just look around. It's sometimes hard to find and not all big releases suck either. 2003 wasn't the best year for music but there were some good CD's put out this year. On Ike, he is supposedly working on a new CD. I believe he left Universal records. When we hear something about that we will be sure to report on it. But if you want to check out a really cool band along those lines be sure to check out Pleasure Club out of New Orleans. That band is fronted by James Hall, who some might remember from his solo album on Geffen and his former band Mary My Hope. Good solid stuff http://www.pleasureclubmusic.com