Day In Rock 12/02: Suge Brawl Suspect- FSF Van Crash- Imbruglia Stalker Insane?-  Nugent Vs Deer- Dope- Tommy Lee Cave Man- New Video Ch?- Franz Illness- Hot Hot Heat- AC/DC Best Band- The Doors- Joe Lamadrid RIP- Hopefall- Metallica Film Award- Shins- Piracy Arrests- U2 Bombs Chart- Mars Volta- Halford- DVieD- Post Jane's Panic- Mastodon- Brian Wilson- Atreyu- more
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Suge Brawl Suspect
AP reports: Police and probation officials have been reviewing video of the melee at the Vibe Awards show to determine if rap producer Marion "Suge" Knight played a role in the altercation. 

"We are conducting an investigation to determine whether any parole violations took place with (Knight) at the awards show," Alfred Martinez, Los Angeles regional parole administrator for the Corrections Department, told the Times. 

"Mr. Knight has some special conditions attached to his parole, and we are working with the Santa Monica police to evaluate all the circumstances that took place that evening," Martinez said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

FSF Van Crash
Punkbands.com reports: Further Seems Forever was involved in a car accident the other day. This is a message from Derick (guitar) on the FSF message board: "Hello everyone, We were involved in an accident on Saturday on our way to the Salt Lake City show. We were about 100 miles from the venue and Chad hit some black Ice. 

The van spun around and went off the road into a ditch. Everyone is ok except for some bumps and bruises. The van and trailer are pretty messed up but driveable.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hopefall Take Action
Punkbands.com reports: Hopesfall, Melee, Maxeen, Anberlin and the Plain White T's are the latest additions to the upcoming "Take Action Tour". More info can be found at www.takeactiontour.com. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Imbruglia Stalker Insane?
BBC reports: A man who allegedly stalked Australian pop star Natalie Imbruglia, 29, has been deemed too mentally ill to be interviewed by police, it has emerged. 

The 44-year-old fan was arrested after turning up on the doorstep of the singer's £2m home in Berkshire. 

Police arrested the man and detained him under the mental health act after the incident on 1 November. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Metallica Film Award Nom
MuchMusic reports: The Metallica doc "Some Kind of Monster" has been nominated for Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards, which honour the year's best independent films. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony on February 26th. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MuchMusic also has news on Ashlee On The Road, Durst's "Fight Club", Billboard Nominations Announced, Musicians Get Messy For Oxfam , War Child Xmas Cards and more click here to check it out

Nugent Vs Deer
BW&BK reports: Controversial rocker TED NUGENT is offering up his services in a dilemma that has folks in North Barrington saying "oh deer." 

People living in the Wynstone Estates say deer are tearing up their landscaping. So last week the village voted to allow bow hunters to come in and kill about 20 deer. 

But one critic called it dangerous to hunt in such a populated area and likened bow hunters to "six-pack swilling fans of Ted Nugent." 

"The Nuge" responded, offering to personally take care of North Barrington's deer population. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dope DVD
Blabbermouth reports: According to EdselDope.com, DOPE have released their first official DVD. Entitled "The Videos", the disc contains 18 full-length videos spanning the band's entire career thus far. There are only 1,000 of these DVDs in print and they can only be purchased at the group's live shows. [full story for tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Tommy Lee Cave Man
Blabbermouth reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee shared his lust for Angelina Jolie, perhaps forgetting his abusive history with ex-wife Pamela Anderson might elicit some groans for his remarks. The rocker told Elle magazine for their January issue when asked if he had been with the actress: "I haven't, but if I do, I swear to God I'm going to tackle her and lick her and hit her over the head and drag her back to my house, caveman-style." - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on ANTHRAX Singer Is Looking Forward To Writing New Music, PAPA ROACH Drummer To Work On Becoming A Papa, SNAKE EYE Finish Recording Second Album, PUISSANCE Sign With VICIOUS RECORDINGS, Guitarist PAUL GILBERT Begins Recording New Solo Album and more click here to check it out

New Video Channel from Universal?
Chart Attack reports: It's so cliche to complain about music television stations that don't actually play music anymore. Yes, MTV and MuchMusic are more likely to be playing episodes of Newlyweds or Pimp My Ride than videos by anyone other than Usher and Britney Spears... According to an article in today's issue of the New York Times, at least one record label is considering taking matters into its own hands. 

According to the Times article, the idea is still in the planning stages, with Universal currently in talks with the American satellite provider The Dish Network. If all goes well, the video channel could be up early next year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Franz Illness Update
Xfm reports: As previously reported on Xfm, Franz Ferdinand bassist Bob Hardy was stuck down with gastroenteritis while on tour in Japan, forcing the band to get a replacement bassist. Now Bob himself has written a comforting message for concerned Franz fans everywhere. 

"Hello everyone, it's me Bob, 

"I'm typing from Tokyo where I'm still recovering from a stomach bug. I'm well on the road to recovery and am flying out to New York to join the band for the show in New Jersey on Friday. 

"I'm going to miss the first two shows of the U.S. tour but have deputised Toshi, of The Fiery Furnaces, for bass playing duties. I'm sorry to miss the shows in Detroit and Philadelphia but if I'd have left the hospitable [sic] too early there was a good chance my illness would have worsened again and I might have ended back in hospital somewhere in the U.S. possibly missing even more shows. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hot Hot Heat Hire New Axe
MTV reports: Guitarist Luke Pacquin has joined the ranks of Hot Hot Heat, replacing Dante DeCaro, who left in October. The dance-rock band will drop its next album, Elevator, in April[more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
AC/DC Best Band
Herald Sun reports: AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin have beaten the young guns in a rock poll. 

The Australian Musician magazine poll voted AC/DC best band. Their album Back In Black also topped the poll. Significantly, more than half of those polled were aged 20 or under. 

And most of those young voters opted for classic rockers over the new breed. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

The Doors Aussie Debut
Herald Sun reports: THE Doors, one of the most influential rock bands of all time, will play their first Australian shows in February. 

And keyboardist Ray Manzarek predicts the ghost of their legendary frontman, Jim Morrison, will be on stage for their show at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. 

"The last time we played Paris, oh my God, Jim was on stage with us. Jesus, you could feel him there," Manzarek, 60, told the Herald Sun yesterday. 

"I am hoping he will join us for a gig or two in Australia." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Joe Lamadrid RIP
Lambgoat reports: Sadly, Joe Lamadrid, the drummer for Florida's All Hell Breaks Loose, passed away last weekend. Without getting into rumors, etc., Lamadrid was reportedly found dead following the band's show in Tampa, FL on November 26th. Lamadrid was 18 and services were held yesterday. Consequently, All Hell Breaks Loose will be disbanding for good. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Shins Down Under
Pitchfork reports: It would be hard to deny that The Shins haven't made great strides in 2004. With plenty of momentum from the success of 2003's Chutes Too Narrow, they moved from being respected newcomers to a beloved indie staple in just one year. Part of their success (if you discount the Garden State factor, which we would really really like to do) can be attributed to their rigorous touring schedule, which has taken them around the country several times. Now, mere weeks after returning from yet another U.S. jaunt, the tenured Albuquerque natives will saddle up for a trip overseas, touching down in Australia and Japan on an eight-date excursion to kick off 2005. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Pitchfork also has news on !!! drop Japan-only live EP; Out Hud ready new single, LP for spring release, Sam Prekop readies new solo album, Pink Lincolns to release compilation and more click here to check it out

Piracy Raid Nets 28 Arrests
BBC reports: Illegal CDs, DVDs, computer software and games worth £10m have been seized in central Scotland. 

Twenty-eight people have been arrested in raids on houses and markets in Falkirk, Stirling, Tullibody and Grangemouth over the past five days. 

The counterfeit haul recovered during Operation Vendura is being described as one of the biggest in the UK. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

U2 Bombs Chart
Reuters reports: U2 earned its sixth No. 1 album on the U.S. pop charts Wednesday as its new set "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" sold almost twice as many copies in its first week as 2000's "All That You Can't Leave Behind." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Mars Volta Mute Tidbits
inertiatic.com reports: Alright, we finally scooped out some concrete details on Frances the Mute, set to be released march 22: All the players are the same as have toured for a year now. However, the album will also include a great number of guest performers, including Larry Harlow as previously reported. It was produced by Omar, mixed by Rich Costey, and recorded in Australia, Los Angeles, Puerto Rico and New York. Storm Thorgerson is doing the artwork again, and the lyrics will be included in the package this time. The songs are both in english and spanish. The Widow will be the single, and it will have a video. A very early version of The Widow was played at the Wiltern shows. 

The 77 minutes of music will be seamless all the way through. [see full story for more, including a full tracklisting!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Halford Plan New CD
Rob Halford.com reports: Here we go HALFORD fans!! Rob Halford is preparing to enter the recording studio with his solo band late 2005; in preparation for the band's fourth release.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Day in Rock reports: Enuff Z'nuff frontman Donnie Vie is putting the finishing touches on a new DVD entitled "DvieD: Baby Pictures". As the name suggests the DVD will feature early clips from Vie's career along with promo videos, interviews, home video footage, some TV spots from around the world as well as rare performance footage with some special guests. Two more discs in the DvieD series are planned to chronicle later periods of Vie's career. The release date has not been set at press time but it is expected to be released by Dreamland Discs in the U.S. in early 2005, a separate UK release is likely early in the new year as well. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Post Jane's Panic
Totalrock reports: Panic Channel, the band featuring the former Jane's Addiction trio of Dave Navarro (guitar), Stephen Perkins (drums) and Chris Chaney (bass), will make their live debut on December 2 at The Key Club in Los Angeles.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Mastodon UK
Totalrock reports: Mastodon have announced another visit to the UK for early 2005. They play: Glasgow Cathouse February 9, Newcastle Northumbria University 10, Birmingham Carling Academy II 11, Manchester University 12, Oxford Zodiac 15, London Mean Fiddler 16. Get tickets via the Ticketmaster link at www.totalrock.com[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Saxon Take To The Road, Priest UK Tickets: On Sale Date, Sheep At The Bar', Top Names Bang On, Paradise DVD and more click here to check it out

Brian Wilson Honored
liveDaily reports: The Recording Academy has named Brian Wilson the 2005 MusiCares Person of the Year. He will be honored at the Grammy foundation's 15th annual MusiCares gala tribute, which takes place Feb. 11 in Los Angeles. The Grammys will be handed out two days later.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Post Atreyu Cold War
The PRP reports: Former Atreyu bassist Chris Thomson has joined Cold War. The group are currently mapping out some west coast dates in support of their latest effort "From Russia With Love"- Click Here for the Full Story 
Former Fight Members Form New Band
Day in Rock reports: Brian Tilse of Fight dropped us a line to let us know that he has teamed up with his fellow Fight alum Jay Jay and "KNITS" from Lollipop Lust Kill for a new band called Glass Pipe Suicide. 

Anyone familiar with Fight knows that the band went in unconventional directions in metal before they split up. Perhaps they were just ahead of their time, because a quick listen to the six songs posted on the Glass Pipe Suicide website show that that unique creativity continues with this new project. So if you are itchin' for some new metal, click the full story link to check it out. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Taste of Chaos
antiMUSIC reports: Warped Tour Creator Kevin Lyman wants to give us a Taste of Chaos. The inaugural edition of the tour will kick off in February and will feature The Used, My Chemical Romance, Killswitch Engage, Senses Fail, and A Static Lullaby. 

One slot of the tour will be slip between two bands. Underoath will fill the slot on the East Coast leg of the tour, with Saosin taking the slot on the West coast leg, according the Punknews.org. 

The tour will feature a second state with Bleed The Dream and Opiate For The Masses. A third slot will be feature the winner from each market from a Myspace.com promotion. 

The initial routing information for the tour has been released with dates and cities (subject to change). A few confirmed dates have been announced. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Morrissey Deluxe
antiMusic reports: On the heels of his sold out US tour, Morrissey will release a deluxe edition of his critical and commercial smash album, You Are the Quarry, December 7 on Attack/Sanctuary. The CD/DVD combo set will contain all of You Are the Quarry and an additional nine b-sides, only six of which have been released in the US. The DVD will showcase Morrissey's three live performances on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn in July of this year, the hit videos for "Irish Blood, English Heart" and "First of the Gang to Die," and a 29 picture tour photo gallery.[see full story for full tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Diary of a Corpse / Casey Jones Split CD
press release reports: Coming in early 2005 will be the split offering between these 2 Florida forces. DIARY OF A CORPSE, a relatively new band to the Florida scene, having roots deep within the community. Vocals are provided by Mean Pete (Remembering Never/Until The End) and to back him up are members of Remembering Never. DOAC are for fans of Hatebreed, Terror & Remembering Never. CASEY JONES recently signed to Eulogy Recordings, have been taking the sXe Hardcore scene by storm. They play a blend of Old School meets New School, recommended for fans of Minor Threat, Stretch Arm Strong & Good Riddance. The artwork is currently being finalized by Mike Bukowski (Rock Against Bush, Nofx.) 2 MP3s will be available soon.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
With Honor / The Distance Split CD
press release reports: The wait is finally over! We've been promising this release for over a year now and everyone agrees, it has been well worth the wait. Both bands have copies of the release available now at shows and within the next few days, this release will be available through our web store. 2 MP3s are available now for download. Check them out and with the first opportunity you have, pick up the CD![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Vernon Neilly Does UPN
press release reports: Award Winning Guitarist Vernon Neilly Appears On Hit UPN Sitcom "One On One" 

Boosweet Records (www.boosweet.com) recording artist, award winning guitarist Vernon Neilly (www.vernonneilly.com) is to appear in an upcoming episode of the highly popular UPN sitcom "One On One", which stars Flex Alexander (The Sixth Man, New York Undercover), and the sensational young actress Kyla Pratt ( Doctor Doolittle 1&2, Love and Basketball, The Hughley's). The recently shot episode put Vernon on stage for a great performance with Inc Records hot new r&b heartthrob, singing sensation Lloyd, who has been taking the nation by storm with his latest hit single, and video "Hey Young Girl". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hit UPN Sitcom? Isn't that an oxymoron?

Steven Mark Hits A Classic Mark
press release reports: Modern rock has a problem. There are too many artists who build their music on flashy tricks and lackluster musical concepts. Steven Mark has a different idea. A new face on the New York music scene, Mark has been longing for the simpler formats of days past, from artists like The Byrds and The Doors, bands that kept an uncomplicated view of music and a simple direction " a melody that didn't take serious contemplation to enjoy. Now bringing that very sound to the audiences of New York, Mark has released his own CD, Distraction, a departure from the common high-energy rock of today that revisits a long-lost but timelessly appreciated form of music. 

"I wanted the album to feel like it came out in 1966." says Mark. "Something that would sound right at home in a smoke infested college dorm room at 2 a.m." To capture this sound, Mark partnered with producer Alton Delano on the arrangements. Delano, a seasoned songwriter and arranger, poured his expertise into the project to craft exactly the sound Mark was looking for. Another Day Insight, with its dreamy Pink Floyd instrumentation and Lennonesque vocals, perfectly boasts the precision of Mark and Delano's collaboration. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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