Day In Rock 9/3: GNR Leak Update- Lars- Dave Navarro Wants Madonna- In Flames- QOTSA- Downloading 101- NJ Metal Fest- Dishwalla, Tom Green- Are CD's History?- Simply Red, Dillinger Escape Plan- Strapping Young Lad- Take Action Tour

09-02-03 Keavin Wiggins
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GNR New Song Leak Update
siN's metal news reports: Following up our news story late last week about DJ Eddie Trunk that played the rumored new GUNS N ROSES track called I.R.S., the radio host has updated his site with the following about what happened:

"I have been HAMMERED with email from all over the globe regarding my exclusive airing of the new Guns & Roses track IRS this past Friday. This has become a MAJOR story, and I'm trying to get back to as many people as I can, but simply can not respond to everybody. Here is the latest on what went down:

My friend and occasional co-host Mike Piazza paid a visit to the show close to Midnight. As you could imagine, Mike gets a tremendous amount of fan mail, and being a hard rock and G&R fan, lot's of CDs in his mail. Mike came in with a CD that was labeled as new Guns. It was packaged anonymously. Mike wasn't sure if it was legit, but we put it on the air, and the phones went nuts. The song was called IRS and sounded like Illusion era G&R, with a few modern touches (loops, samples in intro). I don't think it was 100% complete, but sounded pretty close. … Questions of how legit this recording was were quickly squashed when I started to get calls and email from the bands management on Saturday. This was VERY legit! A few facts here:

It will NOT be played again! Now that I know it was legit, I have co-operated completely with the bands management, and have been asked to turn over the CD, which I did. I no longer have it. It was not labeled in anyway, it was just a burned CDR. 

The song will not be included on the replay show. I have been forced to edit it out (another reason why my show is best heard live!). There are legal issues if you don't comply, and I will be served with papers to prohibit the repeated airing even if I still had it and wanted to!! It will not be heard again until it is an official release. -- Read More of This Story

Lars Gets Cut-Out 
Blabbermouth reports: METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's collaboration with WU-TANG's RZA on the score to director Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited new film, "Kill Bill: Volume 1", is not expected to appear on the motion picture's commercially released soundtrack album, due on September 23. No reason was given for the exclusion of Ulrich's contributions from the final product.

"Kill Bill" was previously thought to be the first soundtrack for which Ulrich had been asked to help write original music.

- Click Here for the Full Story

Maybe they found someone cheaper to bang on pots and pans?

Dave Navarro Wants Madonna
Launch reports: Dave Navarro performed at last week's MTV Video Music Awards with Christina Aguilera and was there in person to witness Madonna's smooches with Aguilera and Britney Spears.

Although he has worked with his fair share of hot female pop stars, he is currently eyeing his next gal. "At this point I'd like to do a collaboration with Madonna," Navarro said. "I think that would be exciting. So far I've been able to collaborate with Christina Aguilera and Michelle Branch and Mariah Carey. I think Madonna's, you know, next on my list. And Madonna actually looks younger than Britney and Christina. It's amazing."

- Click Here for the Full Story

Dave might want to see an optometrist.

New In Flames
Blabbermouth reports: Sweden's IN FLAMES have commenced the recording process for the follow-up to 2002's "Reroute To Remain", tentatively due in early 2004. "Daniel [Svensson] has finished laying down the drums on all tracks," reads a post on the group's web site. "In a couple of weeks the band will enter the studio again to record everything else and finalize the upcoming CD. Release of the yet untitled product can be expected next spring. Producer info, whereabouts and time period will be [announced] soon!!"- Click Here for the Full Story

QOTSA Dollar Single 
VH1 reports: In the year of 50 Cent and Chingy, Queens of the Stone Age will cash in on the popularity of money themes with the mouthful of a third single "You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire."

The scathing metal tune, which first appeared on 1999's Desert Sessions, Vol. 5, was written by singer/guitarist Josh Homme and Mario Lalli of stoner-rock pioneers Fatso Jetson, although bassist Nick Oliveri's ferocious voice sings it.

"I don't usually sing other people's songs, but I was honored to on this one," Oliveri said last week at Radio City Music Hall, a day before Queens won Best Special Effects in a Video at the Video Music Awards. "It kind of grooves, but it's heavy. It's a punch in the face. It's one of those 'we're gonna be making our next record soon' singles.""

.- Click Here for the Full Story

Downloading 101
AP reports: Students arriving for fall classes at colleges across the country are facing new restrictions and stern warnings to discourage the swapping of pirated music and movies over high-speed campus Internet connections. 

Some schools are even using software to choke the amount of data that can flow in or out of a computer when students use Kazaa and other file-sharing programs. 

And in a new approach disclosed Tuesday, at least a dozen universities are exploring ways to offer students a fee-based music service whose fees could be bundled with room and board costs. 

At least 10 universities have been served with subpoenas demanding they help the recording industry identify possible targets of such lawsuits, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an online civil liberties group. 

Overall, RIAA President Cary Sherman said he is gratified by the attention copyright violations are getting on campuses. .- Click Here for the Full Story

New Jersey Metal Fest
siN's metal news reports: We've been getting a lot of questions here at SMN about who's been confirmed for the NJMHF, what days it is, and so on and so forth. So, just to make sure everyone's caught up, here's who is CONFIRMED and here's the dates those bands will be playing:

Friday, November 14- 

Saturday, November 15th-

We have also received word FULL BLOWN CHAOS and WITH HONOR have also been confirmed to be on the fest, but their dates are not confirmed at this time.

More bands to be announced shortly. 

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Note to Sharon: This love is what a metal fest is all about.

Dishwalla on Tom Green
A quick note for Dishwalla fans. The band will be on tonight's episode of The New Tom Green Show on MTV. The show airs Midnight EST  - check MTV for local listing: - Band link 

Are CD's History?
Hollywood Reporter reports:  Hollywood will win the war against illegal downloading but the battlefield will be littered with casualties, including the DVD and CD formats as physical means of distributing video and audio, according to a Forrester Research study released Tuesday. 

The study predicts that in five years, CDs and DVDs will start to go the way of the vinyl LP as 33% of music sales and 19% of home video revenue shifts to streaming and downloading. 

Part of that stems from the continued proliferation of illegal file trading, which has caused an estimated $700 million of lost CD sales since 1999. But it will be due more so to efforts by the studios, cable companies and telcos to finally deliver legitimate alternatives like video-on-demand, Forrester researcher Josh Bernoff said. - Click Here for Full Story

Then again, you should be able to find studies published in the 60's that said we would have a society with technology like the Jetsons in the year 2000. Instead we got Yuppies in SUVs. 

What are they up to now special: Simply Red 
It seems Simply Red have been "holden back the years" pretty well according to this report from Pollstar: 

It seems that whenever Simply Red decide to tour, they tour big. Already this year they've been packing arenas all over the globe, and have big plans to keep on doing just that for the remainder of 2003.

 Recently added shows find the blue-eyed soul band tackling a few concerts in South Africa, Brazil and Mexico; a couple gigs in the States; and a whole ‘nother round of arena shows in the U.K.

 It's been three years between tours, but Simply Red continue to be a popular draw in their homecountry, as well as around the world. A run around U.K. arenas earlier this spring saw the band playing to full houses.. - Click Here for the Full Story

**Press Releases**
Snippets from some of the press releases that have come in over the past 24 hours

Dillinger Escape Plan 

The band hit the road as part of the impressive Take Action tour also featuring Poison the Well, Further Seems Forever, Eighteen Visions, Shai Hulud, and more. Lighting designer Geoff Verne hits the road with a system featuring Mac500s, Mac600s and more.  Dates are as follows.

Sep-11, The Quest/Minneapolis MN
Sep-12, House of Blues/Chicago IL
Sep-13, Bogarts/Cincinnati OH
Sep-14, Clutch Cargo/Pontiac MI
Sep-15, Agora Theatre/Cleveland OH
Sep-16, Irving Plaza/New York NY
Sep-17, Birch Hill Niteclub/Old Bridge NJ
Sep-18, Palladium/Worcester MA
Sep-19, Electric Factory/Philadelphia PA
Sep-20, 930 Club/Washington DC
Sep-22, Tremont Music Hall/Charlotte NC
Sep-23, The Masquerade/Atlanta GA
Sep-25, Free Bird Cafe/Jacksonville FL
Sep-26, Venu/Ft. Lauderdale FL
Sep-27, House of Blues/Lake Buena Vista FL

Strapping Young Lad 
On tour this fall with Cathedral, this impressive metal package brings with it a small system of special lighting fixtures.  Lighting designer Dave Leonard, just off this summer's Cradle of Filth headline & Ozzfest performances, lends a hand behind the console for this quick 3-week run.  Dates include:

Sep-03, Cruise Inn/Lackawanna NY
Sep-04, Downtown/Farmingdale NY
Sep-05, Agora Theater/Cleveland OH
Sep-06, Pop's/Sauget IL
Sep-07, Rockhouse USA/Aurora IL
Sep-08, Ascot Room/Minneapolis MN
Sep-10, Ogden Theater/Denver CO
Sep-12, The Pound/San Francisco CA
Sep-13, Ventura Theater/Ventura CA
Sep-14, The Whisky/West Hollywood CA
Sep-15, Galaxy Theater/Santa Ana CA
Sep-16, Bash On Ash/Phoenix AZ
Sep-17, Club 101/El Paso TX
Sep-18, Launch Pad/Albuquerque NM
Sep-19, Trees/Dallas TX
Sep-20, Fitzgerald's/Houston TX
Sep-22, Culture Room/Ft. Lauderdale FL
Sep-23, State Theater/St. Petersburg FL
Sep-24, The Masquerade/Atlanta GA
Sep-25, Jaxx/West Springfield VA
Sep-26, The Chance/Poughkeepsie NY
Sep-27, Connections/Passaic NJ
Sep-28, The Palladium/Worcester MA
Sep-29, Don Hills/New York NY
Sep-30, The Trocadero/Philadelphia PA

Take Action
The grim reality of suicide has inspired top artists to take part in 4th annual TAKE ACTION TOUR 2003. Presented by Sub City Records, a division of Hopeless Records, the TAKE ACTION TOUR 2003 raises awareness and funds for The National Hopeline  Network 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433), which is managed by Kristin Brooks Hope Center. Confirmed artists on this year's tour include: Poison The Well, Dillinger Escape Plan, Further Seems Forever, Avenged Sevenfold, Shadows Fall, Eighteen Visions, Shai Hulud, This Day Forward, Since By Man, Throwdown, Himsa and These Arms are Snakes (See dates below for artists and cities). The TAKE ACTION TOUR launches September 11 in Minneapolis and wraps up on October 12 in Portland. Tickets are currently available through Ticketmaster, Musictoday and www.takeactiontour.com.: - For info on the compilation cd visit this link

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