Day In Rock 9/24: Eddie Van Bizkit?- Korn - Black Sabbath- RI Club Was Over Capacity- New This Week- The Boss Better Than The Beatles?- The Who - David Lee Roth - The Darkness - Cave-In Inspire- Pop-Punks Tell You How To Vote
by Keavin Wiggins
The Day in Rock Wednesday  - antiMUSIC.com's look at Top Rock News Stories From the past 24 Hours.

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Rhode Island Club Was Over Capacity 
Blabbermouth reports: An investigation by The Providence Journal has identified 412 people who, according to legal documents, survivors and others, were in The Station nightclub when it caught fire on Feb. 20, killing 100 and injuring more than 200 others. 

The number exceeds all of the various limits on the club's capacity set by the Town of West Warwick. Those limits ranged from as low as 253 to as high as 404, according to town documents. 

The total is also greater than the number officials have said were in the club when it burned. In public comments just after the fire, Governor Carcieri estimated the crowd at 350. 

While officials have disclosed the names of the 100 who died, the state has not provided the names of survivors. The Providence Journal has filed suit to compel the governor's office to release its information about who else was inside The Station at the time of the fire. That matter is pending in Superior Court. 

With no official list, The Journal set out to identify the survivors and count the number of people who were inside the club at the time of the fire. 

Journal reporters � more than 60 were assigned to the project � tried to contact survivors to confirm that they were at the nightclub when the fire broke out. In cases where survivors could not be contacted, The Journal verified their names in other ways. 

The 412 names include: 

100 who died in or after the fire. 
192 survivors interviewed by The Journal. 
57 identified by other survivors. 
49 identified by lawyers. 
7 identified by relatives. 
5 confirmed by hospitals. 
2 who took pictures inside the club.

- Click Here for the Full Story

New This Week
RIFTrock reports: New releases hitting stores today [Tuesday] include:
Limp Bizkit's fourth album Results May Vary

  • Fuel Natural Selection
  • Nickelback The Long Road
  • Rob Zombie Past, Present and Future
  • Pantera's The Best of Pantera
  • Dave Matthews Some Devil
- Click Here for the Full Story 

The Boss Better Than The Beatles?
Reuters reports: - Bruce Springsteen is indeed the boss, beating the Beatles and all others for making the most popular album of all time, according to Zagat Survey's "Music Guide," which hit stores on Tuesday. 

Zagat's new 332-page guide lists the top 1,000 albums of all time, according to ratings from more than 10,500 music aficionados. Topping the guide's most popular list is Springsteen's "Born to Run," with the Beatles' "Abbey Road" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" taking second and third places, respectively. 

Rounding out the "most popular" top 10 list are U2's "The Joshua Tree," the Beatles' "The White Album," Miles Davis's "Kind of Blue," Springsteen's "Darkness on the Edge of Town," The Beatles' "Revolver," Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" and U2's "Achtung Baby."
- Click Here for the Full Story

Are these 10,500 music aficionados the same folks who vote for the Grammy's and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?  Or are they the same ones that go see Dude Where's My Car 3 times but when asked, say their favorite movies are some obscure foreign ones? Something to ponder. 

Korn For Thanksgiving
You'll be able to munch on turkey and listen to the new Korn CD this Thanksgiving. That could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your taste. But be careful when you ask your mom to pass the Korn. 

Billboard reports: Hard rock act Korn will return this fall with its sixth album, "Take a Look in the Mirror." Epic will release the set Nov. 18, with first single "Right Now" due to hit U.S. radio outlets in early October.   

The self-produced "Mirror" is the follow-up to the Grammy-winning 2002 album "Untouchables"� 

"'Untouchables' was brilliant for what it was, but this album is an evolution and a mixture of everything we've done," says frontman Jonathan Davis in a statement. The new record is "the best stuff we've ever done," he adds. "It sounds brutal and very heavy." 
.- Click Here for the Full Story

The Who: New CD Underway 
Billboard reports: Years of discussion about a new studio album from the surviving members of the Who appears to be finally giving way to action. 
A post on guitarist Pete Townshend's official Web site reveals that he and frontman Roger Daltrey will begin demoing new material "before the end of the year" and plan to hit the studio in March. 

Songs intended for the group's first studio album in 21 years "will be based on story, now complete, 'The Boy Who Heard Music."' The set is being targeted for a summer 2004 release date on an as-yet-undetermined label and will be supported with a U.S. and U.K. tour. "Other regions" will be visited in 2005, according to the site. - Click Here for the Full Story

Wonder if that story is the one that Townhend said he was doing research for when he got popped for looking at some not so kosher websites?   

Eddie Van Bizkit?
Blabbermouth dug up this nugget from the MTV archives. Seems Eddie Van Halen was one of the guitarist who tried out during Limp Bizkit's bogus guitarist search.  Here is the Blabbermouth story: Legendary axeman Eddie Van Halen was one of 11 guitarists that auditioned for LIMP BIZKIT during their lengthy search for a replacement for Wes Borland earlier this year, according to a MTV.com news feature on the making of BIZKIT's new album, "Results May Vary". 

Not being 100% satisfied with any of the candidates, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst eventually called a guitarist he remembered feeling chemistry with a year earlier and asked him to come back. Mike Smith, formerly of SNOT, jammed with the band for 20 minutes before he got the invitation to join.

"He's what we've been looking for," Durst said. "We need an actual guitar player."

"I feel like I play really well with these guys," Smith said.

LIMP BIZKIT would later liken their guitar search to a relationship, saying they could not commit to someone else until they had completely gotten over Borland. .- Click Here for the Full Story

David Lee Roth Cancels Tour
While Eddie tries out for Bizkit, Diamond Dave bashes his own face with a Kung Fu staff.. Rock n Roll Baby! 

AP reports: Singer David Lee Roth has canceled the rest of his tour because of a martial arts accident during a recent performance. 

"It was an incident onstage where he was doing a kung fu maneuver and he got hit with a staff that he uses," spokesman Todd Brodginski said. "He was doing a very fast, complicated 15th-century samurai move." 

The former Van Halen frontman needed 21 stitches on his face because of the Sept. 17 accident in Philadelphia. He called off seven dates in the tour of clubs and theaters because of the injury. Two dates had been canceled because of Hurricane Isabel. 

The 47-year-old singer said in a statement Monday that it was hard to sing and dance with the injury, but that the dates may be rescheduled next year. 

"Thanks for a great tour," he said. "See ya down the road." -Click Here Full Story

A Møøse once bit my sister .... 

The Darkness Win LA
NME reports: Jack Osbourne, Travis Barker of Blink 182 and Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray were among the celebrities that turned up to the sold out Roxy Theatre in LA for The Darkness' southern California landing.

The band hit the stage just after 10pm, kicking things off with the instrumental �Bareback', followed by �Black Shuck'. Fans rushed toward the stage, beating their fists in the air to show their enthusiasm for the Lowestoft four-piece.

The group's debut album, 'Permission to Land', was only released stateside last Tuesday (September 16), but fans sang more than just �Get Your Hands Off My Woman', �Growing on Me', and current UK single �I Believe in a Thing Called Love' alongside frontman Justin Hawkins. 

Geoff Hickman, 33 of Anaheim told NME.COM. "You don't see many bands that put on that good of a show. They looked like they enjoyed themselves. It's damn entertaining."

Also impressed was Natalie Bolanos, 23, of Orange County. "They were amazing," she said. "They delivered everything I ever heard of them and their buns were the cutest! I got to grab them. They're so amazing. I think it's (their) time. We need a band that's happy and full of life and ready to rock out."
- Click Here Full Story

Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti... 

Black Box Sabbath 
siN's metal news reports: The BLACK SABBATH 8-disc box set, titled "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)" will be released on November 11th through Warner Bros.

Here's some of the details outlined by the official BLACK SABBATH fansite www.black-sabbath.com:

The albums themselves (or at least my pre-release copy anyway) are listed with those "extra" song titles "Wheels of Confusion/The Straightener" & "Luke's Wall/War Pigs".
2. Sabotage does have "Blow on a Jug" on it (although it's not listed).
3. The DVD has the "Beat Club" footage on it (Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Iron Man, Blue Suede Shoes). That's it. There's nothing else on the DVD.
4. The sound fidelity is as good as I hoped - it sounds far cleaner than the 96 Castle Remasters do/did. It's lightyears ahead of the old CD prints. As I said for the Symptom CD set last year, from a sonic standpoint, these sound awesome.

"Do I recommend it? Yes, very much. It sounds wonderful, and is by far the best version of the albums I've ever heard in my 20+ years of listening to Black Sabbath. Will everyone like it? Probably not - the "Extras zealots" will not like this, and probably call Sharon more names because she's listed as exec producer. Oh well, can't help that. They sound good, and that alone should be worthy of your attention, not any perceived "slight" because there's not oodles of extras on the DVD."- Click Here Full Story

Bad news: the new duet between Kelly and Ozzy of the Sabbath classic "Changes" will not be included.  In related news: for those fans of Dio era Sabbath, several of those tracks are included on the new Dio career retrospective "Stand Up and Shout", which features music from Ronnie's entire career.  

Cave-In Inspire
The PRP reports: Cave In recently shot a video for their track "Inspire", here's the rundown on the clip according to their official website:

"During one of our sacred days off from touring, we broke into a tiny Boston music store called Mr. Music in the wee hours of the morning to create a video for the song "Inspire". The entire thing was documented with some well-placed surveillance cameras and also with a hand-held camera. It was easily a clean getaway for us, as you'll soon see. Our behind-the-scenes men are splicing up the tapes as quickly as you are probably reading this, and the event will soon be aired on television stations worldwide before you're even prepared for it."-Click Here Full Story

Pop-Punks Tell You How To Vote
Incase you weren't smart enough to get the facts and make your own decision on who to vote for; some pop-punk bands are getting together and hope to make up your mind for you. It's got our friends over at siN's metal news a little peeved. 

siN's metal news blasts: As if the degenerate punk community had nothing better to do than make bad music, 'Fat Mike' of NOFX has decided to use kids in the age bracket of 18-25, feed them hazy statistics, and start a coalition called 'Rock Against Bush'. 'Fat Mike has stated, "He's starting wars for no reason, our economy is in the toilet, he's ruining the environment, and he does things like cut taxes when we need money." - [ed.note-...someone needs to pick up a paper, or take an economics class...did this guy even graduate high school?]

For more [ed.note- punk anti-everything proverbial bulls***, and disenchanted political] views [ed.note- that stem from mindless idiots]..read on:

[From MuchMusic] Sum 41 is joining Good Charlotte, Green Day, Pennywise, NOFX and a whole slew of American pop-punk bands to raise political awareness and encourage their fans to vote against George Bush in the next U.S. presidential election. Each group will contribute a track to an upcoming compilation called "Rock Against Bush" which will be accompanied by a Rock Against Bush Tour around election time. The CD and tour are being organized and funded by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and NOFX singer/bass player Fat Mike.-Click Here Full Story

Ed.notes are from siN's. But a couple of questions do arise from this; Isn't Sum 41 from Canada? Should we send bands up there that tell them who to elect? But more importantly, do we really want people who normally wouldn't care enough to vote, to now go to the polls because some "punk" bands and a guy named Fat Mike told them to?  Instead of launching into a biased tirade, wouldn't it be better to encourage young people to research the issues, get the facts, and then make their own decisions. Why should anyone turn to celebrities for advice on how to vote? Regardless of who they are backing or attacking.  Unless those celebs actually put up and run for elective office themselves, you might as well get political advice from a guy standing on a corner. He may not be as popular but his opinion is still worth as much as anyone else's, especially pop-punkers or other celebs pushing an agenda.  With that out of the way--remember - antiGUY/Fever 04!  

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

AC/DC Live DVD  
From Sony: Epic/Legacy to release letterboxed DVD, containing nearly two hours of music, plus Angus-cam option on three tracks, and band member commentary.

On August 17, 1991, AC/DC hit the stage at England's famed Monsters Of Rock festival at Castle Donington. Barreling through hard rock classics spanning their entire career � both the Bon and the Brian eras � Live At Donington shows why AC/DC remains one of the few icons of rock who's live prowess remains undiminished.

When they hit the stage at Donington, the Aussie rockers were touring behind The Razor's Edge, an album that yielded two hit singles: Money Talks and Thunderstruck (the song that leads off this DVD). AC/DC were clearly energized by their return to touring and it shows in this performance.

One of the great live concert videos of all time showing one of rock's greatest formidable powers.

The DVD features remastered sound, in both stereo and 5.1�

Bonus features include audio commentary by band members Angus Young (lead guitar), Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar), Brian Johnson (vocals) and Cliff Williams (bass). Another option allows fans to focus on just one member for the length of a song�

Track Listing for AC/DC Live At Donington:

Shoot To Thrill
Back In Black
Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
Fire Your Guns
The Jack
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Hells Bells
High Voltage
Whole Lotta Rosie
You Shook Me All Night Long
Let There Be Rock
Highway To Hell
For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

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