Day In Rock 8/19: Osbournes Cancelled- Beatles Hoax- Timberlake Rock?- REM Tracks- AFI Hits- Stern Cartoon- Jacko Search Ok- Body Count's D-Rock RIP- Chaosbreed Injury- Linkin Park Hurricane Relief- Slayer- Skrape- From Autumn To Ashes- Old Spice- Elmer Bernstein RIP- ill Nino- Soulfly- Jet- Flogging Molly- Priest Bonus- Morbid Angel- Sum 41- more
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Osbournes Cancelled
MTV reports: The fourth season of "The Osbournes," slated to start on September 13, will be the show's last, but the Osbourne family is hardly done with television. 

Kelly, of course, is starring in the new ABC drama "Life As We Know It," and Sharon has revealed she and Ozzy are in talks to host an evening show. "That's going to be happening later on next year, not for a while," she said recently. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sounds like Sharon has been talking with Gene Simmons about career exploit... oops... planning. 

God Lives Underwater Lost Album
MTV reports: God Lives Underwater's 2000 album, Up Off the Floor, which was never released due to record-label entanglements, will finally hit shelves on September 28 through Locomotive Music/ Megaforce Records. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

AFI Hits
MTV reports: AFI are releasing a 13-track retrospective to showcase music from their six releases on indie label Nitro Records. AFI, including rare tracks like those only available on vinyl ("Lower It") and import ("A Winter's Tale"), is due out November 2.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MTV also has news on Outkast To Perform; Mase, Shaq, Amy Lee, Others To Present At VMAs, R. Kelly Album Preview: Dancing, Loving, Turning To The Lord, Britney Makes Party-Crashing Her Prerogative In Next Video, Omarion Gets 'Very Mature,' Makes Women Say 'Oh' On Solo LP, Shyne Not Bright Enough To Boot Ashlee From Top Of Albums Chart and more click here to check it out

Lost Beatles Hoax?
AP reports: It sounded too good to be true. Turns out it probably was. A long-sought trove of rare Beatles material that reportedly was found last month by a lucky British tourist remains lost, a leading Beatles expert says. 

Last month, The Times newspaper reported that a suitcase bought by Fraser Claughton, 41, at an Australian flea market for about $35 was packed with Beatles memorabilia, including photos, concert programs and unreleased recordings. 

But Pete Nash, a memorabilia expert from the British Beatles Fan Club who examined the contents of the suitcase on behalf of a British television channel, said he saw photocopied ticket stubs, laser-scanned pictures from the 1990s � and no rare reel-to-reel recordings. 

"It's farcical, really," Nash told The Associated Press. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Stern Cartoon
E! reports: [He's the self proclaimed king of all media, so that must count rock too]The radio raunchmeister will revisit his awkward teen days in cartoon form in Howard Stern: The High School Years, the testosterone-fueled cable network confirmed Wednesday. 

Several scripts have been written and production is underway--animation tests are being done as you read this. Stern, who is executive producing the series with Spike TV programming exec Kevin Kay, has not yet decided whether he will voice his cartoon self or narrate the series or simply work behind the scenes. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Timberlake Wants To Rock
Ananova reports: Justin Timberlake says his second album could be influenced by southern rock bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers. 

In an interview with GQ magazine, the 23-year-old Memphis-born singer hints that he won't be rejoining his boy band 'N Sync for a reunion album. 

Instead, he will concentrate on recording a follow-up to his debut solo album, Justified. 

Talking about his second solo album, Justin said: "Maybe a little Southern rock, you know? Try that on for size." [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

But will be sport the mullet?

REM Tracks
Ananova reports: REM have unveiled the tracklisting for their eagerly awaited new album Around the sun 

The full tracklisting is: Leaving New York, Electron Blue,The Outsiders, Make It All OK, Final Straw, I Wanted To Be Wrong, Wanderlust, Boy In The Well, Aftermath, High Speed Train, The Worst Joke Over, The Ascent Of Man and Around The Sun. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Blue's Duncan is the man for Webber, Nadine saves bandmate from rooftop fall, Franz Ferdinand's chart error, Bunton to present for T4 at Miami awards, Marilyn Manson to voice alien role and more click here to check it out

Jacko Search Ok
AP reports: Child molestation allegations by a 12-year-old boy provided authorities with legal justification for a massive search of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch last year, a judge ruled, rejecting defense efforts to challenge the search as illegal. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Body Count's D-Rock RIP
Blabbermouth reports: BODY COUNT guitarist D-Roc (real name Dennis Miles) passed away Tuesday morning (August 17) at the City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, California after a battle with mycosis fungoides, which attacks the lymph nodes and the skin. The band will reportedly go ahead with their previously announced appearances in Boston and New York with substitute guitarist Bendrix Williams (MACY GRAY, PITCH BLACK). 

BODY COUNT, the metal/punk band fronted by legendary rapper Ice T, recently announced plans to record their first album in seven years, tentatively titled "Murder for Hire". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Chaosbreed Injury
Blabbermouth reports: CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearance in Jyväskylä on Friday, August 20 after Jarva injured his back last weekend at a THE BLACK LEAGUE show in Oulu, according to a posting on the group's web site. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Linkin Park Hurricane Relief
Blabbermouth reports: Sympathetic to the plight of Florida residents devastated by the ravages of Hurricane Charley, multi-platinum rockers LINKIN PARK have announced that they will donate $5.00 from every ticket sold for tonight's Projekt Revolution concert at the Ford Amphitheatre in Tampa to the Red Cross Hurricane Charley Relief Fund. The donation will be retroactive and will include all tickets sold for Wednesday's performance (the first show at the Ford Amphitheatre since Hurricane Charley), which will amount to a gift in excess of $65,000.00. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

No snide comments about LP today, they did good. 

Slayer Lable Shuffle?
Blabbermouth reports: Rick Rubin's American Recordings label � home to veteran Los Angeles thrashers SLAYER � is making the move from Island Def Jam to the Interscope side, according to Hits Daily Double. 

SLAYER had previously announced that they were putting the recording sessions for their new album on hold while Rubin began negotiating a new deal with Universal Music Group (Island Def Jam's parent company). Rubin has worked with SLAYER since he produced the band's 1986 thrash classic "Reign in Blood", and his status could greatly affect the level of support American gives any new album. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on Satire: Republicans Outraged By Inaccuracies In METALLICA Documentary, DISSECTION: Stockholm Show Gets Upgraded, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Prepare To Record New Album, JUDAS PRIEST Singer Says Band Therapy Is 'Not A Bad Idea', ROBERT TRUJILLO Says METALLICA's 'Groove Factor' Is Their Secret Weapon and more click here to check it out

Skrape Voice Finds New Gig
IAYM reports: Former Skrape frontman Billy Keeton has been added to the line-up of the project which was originally dubbed ColdWhiteChrist, where he joins the original pairing of ex-Nothingface members Tom Maxwell and Tommy Sickles. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

From Autumn To Ashes Fill Bass Void
IAYM reports: From Autumn To Ashes recently parted ways with their bass player Mike Pilato and have drafted in Josh Newton of Unsane/Shiner fame as a temporary replacement. Meanwhile the group have been busily writing new material for their next album as of late- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Take Action Tour Dates, The Mayan Factor Shows, ISOR: UK Tour, Celldweller Updates, The Bled lose bassist, Mortiis: "The Grudge" Video and more click here to check it out

Beenie Man Face Gay Hate Charge?
Sky News reports: [A follow up to a story last week]Jamaican rapper Beenie Man could face criminal prosecution in Britain for lyrics which appear to incite violence against homosexuals. 

Police, the Crown Prosecution Service and lawyers are due to meet to discuss whether charges should be pressed against the star, according to a report in The Guardian. 

The Director of Public Prosecutions Ken Macdonald has taken personal responsibility for the case, the report said. 

Gay rights groups have demanded action against Beenie Man, whose lyrics include an apparent call to hang lesbians and to kill homosexuals with a bazooka. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

How seriously can you take someone calling on people to kill with a bazooka? Forget that, how seriously can you take someone named Beenie Man? We better hope they don't get a hold of S.O.D.'s "Speak English Or Die" across the pond.

Old Spice's MTV VMA Gig
Sky News reports: Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton has been chosen to present the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami. 

The job is Baby Spice's biggest TV role to date and could herald a new career move. 

Emma, who is going out with Damage singer Jade Jones, will anchor reports and interview stars as they arrive at the bash, according to The Sun. [see full story for more, if you really have to know.. or if you want to see the picture that inspired the headline. Because "Slightly Over The Hill Spice" just wouldn't fit.]- Click Here for the Full Story 

We actually had a reader write in and request that we report on this. 

Phurious Phish Phans Offered Rephund
AP reports: Fans who were turned away by police because of muddy conditions inside the site of last weekend's Phish farewell festival will be offered a refund. 

Dave Werlin, president of concert promoter Great Northeast Productions, said it troubled him that people who obeyed police missed the concert, only to learn that many other fans reached the site by parking and walking. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

And before DeadSun asks, Irish Spring will not be springing for parting gifts for Phurious Phish Phans.

Elmer Bernstein RIP
Reuters reports: Hollywood composer Elmer Bernstein, who wrote the scores for such movies as "The Magnificent Seven" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie" during a wide-ranging 50-year career, has died near Los Angeles according to news reports. 

He was 82 and had suffered from a lengthy, undisclosed illness. He died on Wednesday at his home in Ojai, California, about 80 miles (130 km) northwest of Los Angeles. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Robinson Scraps Tour
Reuters reports: Chris Robinson has canceled plans for a fall tour with his band New Earth Mud, amid growing speculation that he may re-team with younger brother Rich under the Black Crowes moniker. - Click Here for the Full Story 

ill Nino DVD
The PRP reports: Ill Nino filmed a recent live show that took place in PA for their upcoming new DVD release, "Live In The Eye Of The Storm". The effort will see an October 26th release date through Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam. In addition to the live footage, the outing will also feature all of the bands videos, an interview with the entire group, and more when it lands in stores. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Soulfly DVD
The PRP reports: Soulfly have been working on a DVD release tentatively titled "The Song Remains Insane" as of late. The outing is planned to see a release early next year and will feature numerous different live performances from the band captured around the globe.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: The PRP also has news on Actopticon, Bassist Bled, End Of The Chainsaw, Scum Of The Track List, From Reggie To Autumn, American Martyr, Aging Well, Bad Beef and more click here to check it out

Jet Pull Fest Show Due To Family Death
NME reports: JET have been forced to pull out of this weekend's V FESTIVAL, NME.COM can reveal. The Australian rockers were due to appear below Kings Of Leon on the NME Stage at this year's event, which takes place at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Stafford (August 21-22). However, due a family death the group have returned home. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: NME also has news on Chemikal Underground goes digital , Hell Is For Heroes head out on massive UK tour, Hear new REM single now!, Big names set to perform at Ramones tribute, Razorlight star plans alternative career and more click here to check it out

DEP, ETID, Misery Signals & Zao Tour
Knifeparty reports: The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Misery Signals and Zao will be joining forces for a full US tour taking place in the next couple months. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Flogging Molly CD & Tour
Knifeparty reports: Flogging Molly will be releasing their next cd Within A Mile Of Home on September 14. In support of the new record they will be hitting the road this fall. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Knifeparty also has news on New Look What I Did Song 08/18 by Billy, I Can Make A Mess Like Noboby's Buisness Release, Home Grown / Spitalfield / Halifax / Denver Harbor, BurnThe8Track on Tour, Epitaph Helps Out and more click here to check it out

Priest Bonus
Metal-Rules reports: Judas Priest will release a new studio album on December 28, 2004, worldwide on Sony Music (Sony's Epic Records label in North America). The album title and track listing is forthcoming. 

As a special bonus, a live concert DVD filmed during shows in Barcelona and Valencia in Spain in June 2004 will be included in the initial shipment. 

The new album is the first from the Halford/Tipton/Downing/Hill/Travis lineup since 1990's acclaimed 'Painkiller.' [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Morbid Angel Split Earache
Metal-Rules reports: Morbid Angel and World Management would like to clear the air with the announcement that after more than 15 years and 9 albums and one EP the band and Earache Records have parted ways on future recordings. 

We will be exploring all interested labels as well as other options and and will make a decision on a new release for 2005 in the next few months. Currently we are still in the final phases of tour commitments for Heretic. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Metal-Rules also has news on SHADOWS FALL Announce Headlining Tour, SACRIFIST to enter studio, New VADER Track Available For Download, CHILDREN OF BODOM Confirm U.S. Tour; E.P. Detailed CARNAL FORGE Comment on Vocalist Switch and more click here to check it out

Sister Bonzo
ArrowFM reports: Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham's baby sister, Deborah Bonham, has recorded a collection of songs called The Old Hyde. A mix of blues and rock, the album features appearances by Mick Fleetwood, guitarists Robbie Blunt and Dougie Boyle of Robert Plant's band and Pretenders guitarist Robbie McIntosh. The Old Hyde will hit stores on September 14th. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Cocker & Friends
ArrowFM reports: Rocker Joe Cocker has enlisted the help of some serious friends to contribute to his forthcoming album, Heart and Soul, due in stores on January 29th. The album will feature guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Toto's Steve Lukather and ex-Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan member Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: ArrowFM also has news on Ozzy Records TV Show Theme Song, Mick Fleetwood Records 3rd Album, Elton Plays For Jerry's Kids, Bowie, Dylan Make GQ's Most Stylish List, Conservative Candidate Boycotts Springsteen and more click here to check it out

Silly News: Bullets, Not Boobs
NY Daily News reports: [A little off topic silliness for today]Be all that you can be � and no more. That's the message the owner of an adult video company wants to give women serving in the nation's armed forces, where they can receive free breast augmentation, liposuction and other cosmetic surgery from surgeons honing their battlefield skills. 

Mark Kulkis on Wednesday officially launched his "Bullets Not Boobs" campaign at a press conference outside a military recruiting center in Hollywood. 

Kulkis, who employs only "all natural" actresses in his films, said he will give $500 in lingerie and a day at a spa to any woman honorably discharged from the military with her natural breasts intact. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ok, it was a pretty silly news day all around.

Life After Zombie For Riggs
press release reports: While playing guitar with Rob Zombie for six years, notorious rocker Riggs made a name for himself that he is now claiming as his own. As Scum of the Earth, featuring Riggs and friends, including Powerman 5000 guitarist Mike Tempesta, Mike's brother and Zombie drummer John Tempesta, SOAD drummer John Dolmayan, and old friends, bassist Clay Campbell and drummer Seven, they will release "Blah! Blah! Blah! Love Songs for the New Millennium," October 26 on Eclipse Records. The album was written by Riggs with collaborative help from his friends and recorded at Belt of Orion Studios in Los Angeles. Riggs produced the record, which was mixed by Frank Gryner (Rob Zombie, A Perfect Circle) & Brandon Belski (Velvet Revolver, Staind, Static-X). [see the full story link to check it out]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Postal Service 'Against All Odds'
reports: Here is the video for Postal Service's cover of 'Against All Odds'. The track will be included on the 'Wicker Park' Soundtrack which hits stores on August 24th on Lakeshore Records. Click the full story link to check out the video.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sum 41 Set Release for 'Chuck'
press release reports: On October 12, 2004, Island Records will release 'CHUCK,' the third release from multi-platinum act SUM 41. Produced by Greig Nori and mixed by Andy Wallaceand Tom Lord-Alge, 'CHUCK' packs the volatile punk punch the band is known for, while showcasing the band's growth musically and lyrically. 

The story of 'CHUCK' comes from the band's trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo in May to shoot a documentary (with the nonprofit group War Child Canada) about the impact of the longstanding civil war on the nation. Although the band arrived during a time of cease-fire, while there they encountered bombs and gunfire. The violence continued, and the band hid in a hotel bathroom for safety. A U.N. representative named Chuck Pelletier made an evacuation plan. He herded the band into the lobby, then ran with them through gunfire to an armored tank and eventually to safety. And that is the genesis of the title 'CHUCK.' - Click Here for the Full Story