Day In Rock 8/9: Nick Carter Denies Paris Hilton Abuse- 65 Arrests At Korn Show- A Perfect Package- Black Crowes Reunion?- Megadeth Megalawsuits- Manson's Jesus- Page Plant DVD- Mars Volta- KSE- Helmet- COC- Evergrey- From Zero & Ditchwater Split- Rick James Death Mystery- Telsa- Missing Ash Fan Hunt- GNR Song Titles- more
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Nick Carter Denies Paris Hilton Abuse
MTV reports: Although Paris Hilton has not publicly accused anyone of hurting her, former boyfriend Nick Carter has denied rumors that he abused her. 

The Backstreet Boy said the rumors — which stem from reports in the New York Post and the New York Daily News that quoted unnamed friends of Hilton's speaking on her behalf — are categorically false. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sean McGrath Benefit Delay
MTV reports: The Sean McGrath Hold Onto Your Friends cancer benefit concert has been postponed due to unforeseeable circumstances. Originally scheduled for August 14 in New York, the show was set to raise money for the final medical expenses of the late McGrath, who played bass with Saves the Day, Mouthpiece, Hands Tied and the Alps. Organizers say the event is tentatively rescheduled for November or December.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MTV also has news on Funk Legend Rick James Found Dead, Usher Proves He's 'The Truth' At Tour Kickoff, Kanye West, Others Remember Rick James As A Visionary, Nelly's Double Dose Features Mase, X-tina And ... Tim McGraw?, Scott Stapp, Lauryn Hill, P.O.D., MxPx Head Up 'Passion Of The Christ' LP and more click here to check it out

65 Arrests At Korn Show
Blabbermouth reports: 65 people were arrested Thursday (August 5) at a concert featuring LINKIN PARK, KORN and SNOOP DOGG, according to The Beacon Journal. The concert took place at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. 

Four people were arrested on various felony cocaine charges, including one who had an outstanding warrant from Michigan for manufacturing cocaine, Summit County Sheriff Drew Alexander said. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

A Perfect Package
Blabbermouth reports: A PERFECT CIRCLE's upcoming live DVD and remix album will be packaged together and released as one item in November, according to APerfectCircle.net. [see full story for some related news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Black Crowes Reunion?
Blabbermouth reports: Chris and Rich Robinson are rumored to be in discussions about reforming the BLACK CROWES, according to Billboard. It is presently unclear which, if any, other former members may take part in the reunion if the brothers Robinson decide to bring the group back to life. 

Chris and Rich, who performed together for the first time since the CROWES' 2002 split in March at the at the Jammy Awards in New York, brothers recently held meetings with the band's former manager, Pete Angelus. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on DAATH Begin Pre-Production On Sophomore Album, TRASH LIGHT VISION: New Demo Track Posted Online, Finnish Death Metallers DEATH DU JOUR Complete Work On Debut Album, RIBSPREADER: New Album Details Revealed, THE FIFTH SUN: New Audio Clips Posted Online and more click here to check it out

Megadeth Megalawsuits
Chart Attack reports: [Megadeth's] Ellefson is suing Mustaine for at least $18.5 million. Last month the bass player filed a claim alleging that Mustaine was hogging the Megadeth profits even though the two founding members had an agreement that should have allotted Ellefson a more generous percentage of merchandise and publishing revenues. Ellefson is also claiming that Mustaine bad-mouthed him on online postings to the point of libel. 

So what does a heavy metal star do when his longtime bandmate sues him? He sues back. 

Last week Mustaine filed a countersuit in which he claims that Ellefson gave up his stake in Megadeth after signing a settlement agreement. Ellefson acknowledges that he agreed to the settlement, but claims that Mustaine strong-armed him into it. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Manson's Jesus
Chart Attack reports: As we initially reported way back in April, the always lovable Marilyn Mason is busy preparing a Greatest Hits album commemorating his illustrious career. The disc is due this fall and ChartAttack can now reveal a full tracklisting. 

In addition to all of Manson's most memorable songs (including covers like "Tainted Love" and "Sweet Dreams"), the unholy one has recorded a brand new song that will act as the album's single. The new track is a cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus," which is apparently far more affective than the original (or the slightly lackluster Johnny Cash version). [see full story for more, including the tracklist]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Chart Attack also has news on The Tea Party Want To Be Leaders, Not Followers, Rick James Reported Dead At Age 56, The Bronx Don't Want To Be Called Punk, Metal ..., Canadian Idol: Joshua Seller Isn't Rock 'N' Roll E..., Nancy Sinatra Teams Up With Morrissey, U2, Sonic Youth... and more click here to check it out

Page Plant DVD
Billboard reports: The long-awaited DVD of former Led Zeppelin mainmen Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's "Unledded" will be released Oct. 20, according to the project's mix engineer, Kevin Shirley. 

The DVD captures Plant and Page's historic 1994 reunion for an "MTV Unplugged" broadcast, featuring stripped-down performances of such Led Zeppelin touchstones as "What Is and What Should Never Be," "No Quarter" and "Kashmir." [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Mars Volta Go Mute For New CD
RIFTrock reports: The Mars Volta have titled their upcoming sophomore full-length effort Frances The Mute. No release date has been set for the new record at this time. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Underoath Drop Tour
RIFTrock reports: Underoath have dropped off their previously announced fall tour with The Bled and Senses Fail. No reason for the band dropping off has been announced at this time. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: RIFTrock also has news on Franz Ferdinand 43 date tour, Zao European tour, New Converge website, Mastodon e-card online, Hellogoodbye cover online, Chimaira post new video and more click here to check it out

iTunes Sales Up, Way Up
tinfoil reports: In Apple's most recent SEC filing the company reports that revenue from iTunes and iPod related accessories and services are up over $60 million over the same three month period last year, or $73m vs. $12m. iPod sales have similarily grown to $249m (860 million units vs. 304 million), up from $111m. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

KSE Add Dates
Digital Noise reports: More dates have been added to Killswitch Engage's upcoming headlining tour with From Autumn To Ashes, Eighteen Visions and 36 Crazyfists. 

The latest additions are as follows:
September 8th - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl Ent Center
September 13th - Huntington, WV @ Banana Joe's
September 15th - Toronto, ON @ Capital Music Hall
September 16th - Toronto, ON @ The Drink
- Click Here for the Full Story 

Helmet: Initial Dates
Digital Noise reports: Helmet have announced a few shows beginning in late September in support of their upcoming new album, "Size Matters". 

Dates are as follows:
September 25th Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's
September 26th Fitchburg, MA @ Fitchburg Municipal Airport (Locobazooka! w/ Crossfade, Dropbox, Kittie, Saliva, Shadows Fall, Shinedown and more)
September 27th New York City, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
September 29th Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
As previously reported, "Size Matters" is due for a release on September 14th through Interscope Records. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Digital Noise also has news on Zao Announce Eurpoean Tour Dates, Helmet Announce Tour Dates, More Dates Added to Soulfly, Ill Nino Tour, 3 Inches Of Blood Drop Off Road Rage Tour, "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" eCard Posted Online and more click here to check it out

New Hendrix Doll
BW&BK reports: McFarlane Toys (www.spawn.com) have revealed that this fall they will issue a new JIMI HENDRIX figure for their Super Stage Figures collection. 

A posting at the site reads, "This our second crack at the American guitar legend Jimi Hendrix. Titled Jimi Hendrix 2 at Monterey, this shockingly detailed figure recreates one of rock music's most lasting images: Hendrix coaxing flames from his guitar on stage at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. 

The package includes the figure, stage base, amp stack and guitar. This figure is set to hit store shelves in mid-October." [see full story for link to photos of the figure]New - Click Here for the Full Story 

COC Recording
BW&BK reports: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist Woody Weatherman has posted the following recording update at the band's official website "...Pepper (Keenan - vocals/guitars) is coming back up in a couple weeks. Stanton Moore from GALACTIC joined us in the studio and laid it down on the drums. It's absolutely smokin' and just one of those freaky things that comes together and works when some might not expect it to. So this monster is off and running and we're still looking at early '05 for a release. We'll be holed up here in Raleigh at a couple different studios over the next several weeks working on guitars and such..." [more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on STYGMA IV - Sign New Deal, Offer New Audio Samples Online, KROKUS - Rock The Block, Track By Track, SILENT FORCE - Worlds Apart Track List Revealed, Artwork And Three Song Medley Online, NIGHTWISH - New Single Formats, Track Lists Revealed, STEVE VAI - "Thank You Australia" and more click here to check it out

Evergrey Live DVD
siN's metal news reports: Swedish power metallers EVERGREY have posted the following message on their official website: 

"Greetings Clan members, On the 9th of October we will record our first Live DVD here in Gothenburg. We will for sure make this is a night to remember. It will be the most glorious thing in EVERGREY history and we feel that we want to have all of you there to help us make this night perfect.... [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

From Zero & Ditchwater Split
siN's metal news reports: FROM ZERO have split up, and gone their seperate ways. The band has called it a day, and has split from Arista Records. 

Chicago based metallers DITCHWATER have effectively broken up, and called it a day, after 10 years of making music. [see full story for the official statement from Ditchwater]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: siN's metal news also has news on Black Majesty - Album details revealed, Headbanger's Ball Playlist, Slitheryn Added to PIGSTOCK - Lineup Below, Lamb of God - Chris Adler - The holy interview, The Autumn Offering - CD Release Party and more click here to check it out

Ray Charles Tribute
AP reports: Friends of the late Ray Charles will sing his praises during a tribute concert planned for the fall. 

Bill Cosby will host and Michael McDonald, James Ingram, Gerald Levert and Angie Stone are slated to perform at the Sept. 29 concert at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, publicist Jerry Digney said Wednesday. 

Charles, famous for hit songs such as "What'd I Say," "Georgia on My Mind" and "Hit the Road, Jack," died June 10 of acute liver disease. He was 73. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Country Star OxyContin Bust
AP reports: Country singer Mindy McCready has been charged with prescription drug fraud after authorities said she used a fake prescription to obtain the pain medicine OxyContin. 

McCready, 28, was arrested Thursday at her home in Nashville by agents with the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force, according to the Williamson County Sheriff's Department. [see full story for more] [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Rick James Death Mystery
AP reports: An autopsy Saturday failed to determine the cause of death for funk legend Rick James, authorities said. James, 56, died in his sleep Friday at his home near Universal City. The singer was a diabetic and also had a pacemaker. He suffered a stroke in 1998. 

Officials are awaiting results of a toxicology test, which could take several weeks, said Lt. David Smith, supervising investigator of the Los Angeles County coroner's office. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Brian Wilson Double Release
liveDaily reports: Brian Wilson backs his first new studio album in six years--as well as a forthcoming album that was originally due to surface 37 years ago--with a fall tour of the U.S. 

The former Beach Boy and his 10-piece band launch the run at the end of September, and dates are confirmed through early November. 

At each stop, Wilson and his band--augmented by a Swedish strings and brass octet--will perform all of the material contained on the forthcoming album "Smile." Originally planned as the follow-up to The Beach Boys' landmark "Pet Sounds" album, the new set is scheduled for release on Sept. 28. [see full story for more including tour dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Telsa Carry On
liveDaily reports: Tesla returns to the road for more shows that back its first new album in more than a decade, but one member of the quintet will be sitting out the run. 

"Our friend, brother and band mate Tommy Skeoch is taking some time off from the band to seek treatment for addiction, an illness that cannot be defeated without help," the band said in a statement. "We hope you will all join us in wishing him a very healthy recovery so that he is able to return to the band." 

Guitarist Scott Johnson will fill in for Skeoch during the upcoming tour dates, which include a mid-August appearance at a radio-station festival, as well as a round of September headlining shows and a late-September radio-festival performance. [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Kansas adds more shows to 30th anniversary tour, Funk great Rick James dead at 56, Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' headed for Broadway, John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen, Grammys, Destiny's Child and more click here to check it out

Missing Ash Fan Hunt
Xfm reports: Ash have joined the search for an Ash fan who went missing after seeing the band in Sydney last month. The band have issued a statement requesting that anyone with information to come forward immediately. 

The parents of the missing Northampton backpacker Sean Kennedy have appealed for help finding their son after he went missing following an Ash gig on July 29 at Sydney's Metro Theatre. 

The band have released the following statement, 

"We are all deeply shocked by the news that Sean Kennedy disappeared from our show at The Metro in Sydney last Thursday. 

"We'd like to encourage any of our fans that attended the show who saw or heard anything, regarding Sean's disappearance, to contact the police immediately. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Rumor File: GNR Song Titles
Xfm reports: [A follow up to a story from Friday]The album [Chinese Democracy] has been recorded by Rose and an undefined collection of musicians, including Dizzy Reed (Keyboards, programming), Stinson himself (Bass), Robin Finck (Lead guitar), Richard Fortus (Rhythm guitar), Brian ‘Brain' Mantia (Drums), Chris Pitman (Keyboardist, Special Effects) and recently departed lead guitarist Buckethead. 

Songs rumoured to appear on the new record include ‘Cock-A-Roach Soup', ‘This I Love', ‘Suckerpunched', ‘No Love Remains', ‘Friend Or Foe', ‘Zip It', ‘Something Always', ‘Hearts Always Get Killed', ‘This Life', ‘Closing In On You', ‘Catcher In The Rye', ‘IRS', ‘Strange Disease', ‘Never Had It', ‘Today, Tomorrow, Forever' and our personal favourite ‘TWAT'. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Xfm also has news on Muse Announce Double Release, Franz-tastic: Ferdinand Confirm Huge UK Tour, X-clusive: Belle And Sebastian Step Out For The Mercurys, Pixies Forum Tickets Sell Out Instantly, Pete Doherty Saga Pt. III: Update and more click here to check it out

Brazil Tour 
press release reports: Critics from around the globe have praised Brazil and their full-length album A Hostage and The Meaning Of Life for their sweeping wall of sound and progressive song structures. 

This week the band kicked off their second stint on The Vans Warped Tour's Smartpunk stage. Starting August 25, Brazil will tour the southern and western United States with Engine Down. Additionally, the band will be touring with Emery, From First To Last, Name Taken, and Emanuel beginning September 16 and lasting through the end of October. - Click Here for the Full Story 

press release reports: Joyzine & Filthy Little Angels have organised a music festival at Hackney Ocean on 14th & 15th August, to raise funds and awareness for the Love Music Hate Racism campaign. 

Joyfest will see 28 of the most exciting bands currently on the live circuit, drawing heavily from the London DIY scene which has recently been attracting intense media attention (Art Brut, The Rocks, The Violets, Neils Children, The Rakes + more), as well as like-minded acts from further afield (X is Loaded, Black Nielson, The Favours). 

The bands will play across 2 stages, Ocean 2 (capacity 300) and Ocean 3 (100), performances will be staggered, meaning that there will never be 2 bands on at the same time, and performances will be projected on a large screen, meaning that even if you can't get into the room, you can still catch every second of the action. 

We shall also be presenting an exhibition of music related film, photography and art, including contributions from musicians and Joyzine contributors. Joyfest is also putting together a compilation CD, featuring many of the acts performing at this year's event, including The Rocks, Ludes, Gin Palace & Campag Velocet. The CD will be limited to 180 copies, and will only be available to but at Joyfest. - Click Here for the Full Story