Day In Rock 12/19: CDs For $1- Phil Vs. Dimebag & Vinnie- Jane's Manson Tour Off- More of The Clash- Puddle of Metallica New Years- Coldplay Pretenders- Wall-Tunes- Pearl Jams 2 Nominations- Alice Cooper Radio- Opeth Dates- Pennywise + Stretch Arm Strong- Anthrax Doesn't Die- Unearth Signed
by Keavin Wiggins
The Day in Rock Friday- antiMUSIC.com's look at Top Rock News Stories From the past 24 Hours.

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The big news yesterday was the filing of charges against Michael Jackson, so other stories took a backseat. Which means this will be a short one.  Have a great weekend! 

CDs For $1 
Punkbands reports: How would you like to pick up Thrice, Avenged Sevenfold, The Weakerthans, Common Rider, or maybe an Atom & His Package full-length release for a buck each? Interested? Well, you're in luck! Hopeless and Sub City Records are having a HUGE SALE. From now through December 28 a different release from Hopeless or Sub City will be available for a buck! Yup $1! Visit www.hopelessrecords.com/store.php and pick up your $1 CD with any purchase of $10 or more. And as always, shipping is free (in the US) and speedy . Click Here for the Full Story 

Phil Vs. Dimebag & Vinnie
Breaking up is hard to do. And that's been the case with Pantera. Former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul spoke with Revolver magazine for their Feb 2004 issue and he spoke about former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo and accused him of heavy drug use, "I don't know if he was using the whole time or what, but it got to the point where I didn't know which Phil was gonna show up to the gig. One night he would walk in and be a f***ing animal. The next night, I'd walk backstage and he'd be lying in the corner and he'd say he was tired."  Our friends over at siN's metal news spoke with Phil about about these comments and this is what he had to say: "For Vinnie Paul's information and anybody else who would like to know, I've been f**kin' stone-cold sober for f**kin' two years — I feel like a f**kin' boy scout, for God's sake," he continued. "And f**kin', you know… I can have a couple of beers, let's get it straight. 

"There was another thing brought up in that interview where Vinnie Paul said that he knows how to stop drinking, you know, and they can control themselves. And magically Diamond Darrell didn't answer a f**kin' thing. You know why that is? Because his f**kin' friends have to carry him f**kin' home every goddamn night — every night on tour, he gets carried to the f**kin' bus. Now, you tell me — me f**king up one time in my life compared to his f**kin' three thousand and seven. Give me a f**kin' break, man!"

See full story link below to visit siN's to hear the full interview which also includes: 
- questions regarding DOWN
- collaboration questions with TONY IOMMI
- views on black metal and his side projects in the genre
- Ozzfest 2004
- and more..!
. Click Here for the Full Story 

Jane's Manson Tour Off
Aversion reports: Only a month ago it was announced that Jane's Addiction and Marilyn Manson would play dates with openers The Used in late December and early January. Yesterday it was announced by Capitol Records representatives that the two co-headliners have called off the tour due to unspecified reasons. Rumors have been circulating that the tour was cancelled due to low ticket sales, but those rumors have yet to be confirmed.
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More of The Clash
Johnny Green's first-hand tale of being the Clash's lead roadie will be rereleased. 

A Riot of Our Own: Day and Night with The Clash will hit stores in Britain next week to commemorate the anniversary of Joe Strummer's death. Baker, who led The Clash's large number of stage hands through the London Calling (1979, Epic) tours, revisits his days behind the scenes with the Last Angry Band and puts a personal spin on the musicians' tale. 

The 2003 edition will feature new material, including Green's comments upon Strummer's Dec. 22, 2002 death and The Clash's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.. -Click Here for the Full Story

Puddle of Metallica New Years
Billboard reports: Ashanti, Metallica  and Puddle Of Mudd are among the acts set to perform on New Year's Eve for Fox's "America's Party" celebration. 

Also featuring Hootie & the Blowfish, Westside Connection, Keith Urban and DJ Funkmaster Flex, the event will air live from Las Vegas at 11 p.m. EST (tape-delayed for the West Coast). 

Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie will host the celebration. Additional performers will be announced prior to the show. .-Click Here for the Full Story

Coldplay Pretenders
Chart Attack reports: Most modern holiday songs are pretty horrendous, which is why good ones like The Pretenders' "2000 Miles" are loved by so many music fans. It seems that Coldplay's Chris Martin is also a fan of the song, as he's just recorded an acoustic version of the song to sell as a charity download. 

The song can be found on Coldplay's official website.

The track will cost you about $2.65 American and will only be available until January 1. Unfortunately, the track is only accessible to PC users (ack!) in the Windows Media Format, although once you download it, you can play it, transfer it to a portable player or even burn it onto CD. Before you think about trying to find an illegal download of the track, keep in mind that all proceeds go to support the charities Stop Hand Gun Violence and Future Forests. 
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Reuters reports: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said on Thursday it will begin testing digital music downloads on its Web site, undercutting many competing services and perhaps sparking a price war in the crowded online music field. 

Wal-Mart, which has grown into the world's biggest company by undercutting its competitors in the traditional retail business, will try the same strategy online, offering individual songs for 88 cents each -- compared with most other services that offer songs at 99 cents each. 

Wal-Mart will face off against incumbents like Apple Computer Corp.'s iTunes service, Roxio Inc.'s revamped Napster site, Dell Inc. and many others. Microsoft Corp. and Hewlett-Packard also have said they intend to launch competing services next year. . Click Here for the Full Story 

Pearl Jams Nominations
(submitted by reader) "Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and U2's Bono are among those nominated for best original song Golden Globe Awards"

Critics Choice Awards....
Best Song

"A Mighty Wind", Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Eugene Levy - A Mighty 

"Man of the Hour", Eddie Vedder, performed by Pearl Jam - Big Fish

"School of Rock", Sammy James, Jr., Mike White, performed by Jack Black - 
The School of Rock

"The Heart of Every Girl", Elton John, Bernie Taupin, performed by Elton 
John - Mona Lisa Smile

"Time Enough for Tears", Bono, Gavin Friday, Maurice Seezer, performed by 
Andrea Corr - In America

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Alice Cooper Radio
AP Reports: Welcome to Alice Cooper (news)'s radio show. 

The 55-year-old rock star, who was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier this month, will host the syndicated "Nights With Alice Cooper" starting Jan. 26. 

"It'll be sort of an 'Alice's attic,'" Cooper said. "The way to do it is to make this kind of rock n' roll become theatrical on radio, the way I made it theatrical onstage. There will be ongoing stories and characters, but it will be wrapped up in classic rock." 

The show, which will originate at Phoenix's KDKB-FM, will air on at least six stations in the Midwest and New England. .-Click Here for the Full Story

Opeth Dates
At last here they are after the tease from the past couple of days…  siN's metal news reports: Here are the following dates on the OPETH, MOONSPELL and 1 more band TBA tour titled "OPETH LAMENTATIONS OVER AMERICA TOUR 2004"

Update: It looks certain that DEVILDRIVER has landed the middle slot between OPETH and MOONSPELL. According to Ticketmaster, Dez Fafara's latest project has landed this coveted spot.

20th Edmonton Reds
21st Calgary MacEwan Hall
23rd Vancouver Commodore Ballroom
24th Seattle Graceland
25th Portland Roseland
27th Los Angeles House of Blues
28th Phoenix Marquee Theatre
29th San Diego Canes Bar & Grill
30th Anaheim House of Blues
31st San Fransisco Avalon

2nd Denver Ogden Theatre
3rd Lawrence Bottleneck
5th Dallas Trees
6th Austin Backroom
7th Houston Engine Room
9th Tampa Masquerade
10th Fort Lauderdale Culture Room
11th Orlando House of Blues
13th Atlanta Masquerade
14th Charlotte Tremont Music Hall
15th Washington 9.30 Club
16th Cincinnati Bogarts
18th Minneapolis Quest
19th Chicago House of Blues
20th Detroit Harpos
21st Latham Saratoga Winners
22nd Montreal Club Soda
24th Toronto Opera House
25th Rochester Steel Music Hall
26th Philadelphia Trocadero
27th New York Irving Plaza
28th Worcester Palladium
.- Click Here for the full story

Pennywise + Stretch Arm Strong 
Punkbands.com reports: Pennywise Winter U.S. tour dates with Stretch Arm Strong on all dates. Mad Caddies (1/21 through and Guttermouth (2/18 through 2/29). 

The confirmed are as follows:
Wed 01/21/04 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade 
Thu 01/22/04 Jacksonville, FL Plush 
Fri 01/23/04 Boynton Beach, FL Club Ovation 
Sat 01/24/04 Saint Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing 
Sun 01/25/04 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues 
Wed 01/28/04 Norfolk, VA The NorVa 
Thu 01/29/04 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre / Underground 
Fri 01/30/04 Worcester, MA The Palladium 
Sat 01/31/04 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom 
Wed 02/18/04 Washington, DC 9:30 Club 
Thu 02/19/04 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero / Balcony Bar 
Fri 02/20/04 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero / Balcony Bar 
Sat 02/21/04 Pittsburgh, PA Club Laga 
Sun 02/22/04 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre 
Wed 02/25/04 Cincinnati, OH Bogart\'s 
Thu 02/26/04 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo 
Fri 02/27/04 Chicago, IL House Of Blues 
Sat 02/28/04 Milwaukee, WI The Rave / Eagles Ballroom 
Sun 02/29/04 Minneapolis, MN Quest Club 
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Anthrax Doesn't Die
Blabbermout reports: ANTHRAX's video for the track "What Doesn't Die", the punishing opening track off their latest album, "We've Come For You All", will be filmed next month in Los Angeles. 

As reported earlier, the video was written and conceived by comic/writer Brian Posehn, know best for his work on "Mr. Show", "Just Shoot Me" and his own stand up routine. Posehn will co-direct the clip with Michael Sarna who has previously worked on videos for 50 CENT, SMASHMOUTH, and COUNTING CROWS.

A management spokesperson describes the concept of the video as "the most kick- ass, zombie-filled video of all time." -Click Here for the Full Story 

Say whatever you like about Lars but he did put out some cool music on his short-lived Elektra vanity label. Brand New Immortals could have been huge if Elektra would have gotten behind them..  same story, different day. 

Unearth Signed
RIFTrock reports: Headbanger's Ball openers Unearth have signed a record deal with Metal Blade. The band's vocalist, Trevor, had the following to say about the band's upcoming spring release, "It has been almost three years since the release of a full length record; in that time we have matured as a band, we can't wait to record. We have really come into our own as a band and it shows in the progression of our music". "We are eager to get new songs out there we have been playing the same great songs since 2001 and we know we can do even better". Keep checking Riftrock for Unearth updates. -Click Here for the Full Story

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