Day In Rock 12/06: Blink Reality TV- CoF Vs Ozzfest- Take LSD Says Doors- Lit Vs Straight Edge- Franz Snub Prince- Top 50 Punks- AC/DC-  RATT USO- Dennis McCarten RIP- Slipknot- Hot Hot Heat- iTunes EU Probe- Busted Record of the Year?- SYL- Thrice- My Dying Bride- Casey Chaos Gets Pissed- Band Aid- Pixies- Depeche Mode- Nine Inch Title- Darkness- Soulfly- TRUSTcompany- more
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Blink Reality TV
Aversion reports: Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker will become MTV's latest reality television icon next year. 

MTV announced that Meet the Barkers will become the most unlikely source of entertainment since Ozzy took to the small screen. The show, which features Barker and his wife going about their daily lives, will air next year. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Win Nirvana Bassist on eBay, Fire Theft Splits From Rykodisc, Napster Founder Returns, Hellcat Movie Comes this Spring, Coldplay Disputes Secret Tour Claims and more click here to check it out

CoF Vs Ozzfest
Blabbermouth reports: In a recent interview with MetalUnderground.com, CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus was asked about the group's participation in last year's Ozzfest. "The thing about Ozzfest is it's good in the crowd, playing-wise. But I would never want to do it again," he admitted. Asked to elaborate, Pybus said, "Personal reasons. I didn't really want to earn the Osbournes any money while I spend ten weeks dying. We were the only English bands on there and they never once came to our tours. They're from Birmingham. So it was like 'F**k you.' I'm a normal person. I take things like that kinda personally. The fact that they're not normal. . . It's not a bad thing. I mean, they're traveling with their family. They've got sh*tloads of money. It's great for them. But for guys away from his family for 10 weeks, dying, you know, for nothing. You're not even allowed to have a poster campaign while at the same time as Ozzfest. Not at the stores or anything like that. They control everything. It's a bit like Nazi Germany. They say, 'Rock 'n' roll this, rock 'n' roll that.' It's the most sterile environment you could ever go into. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Dennis McCarten RIP
Blabbermouth reports: More information has surfaced regarding former NECROMANDUS bassist Dennis McCarten, who died of a kidney illness in London, aged 54. 

Dennis McCarten was the very first bass player with Ozzy Osbourne's BLIZZARD OF OZZ band, alongside his NECROMANDUS colleagues, guitarist Barry Dunnery and drummer Frank Hall. The band recorded a number of tracks before Ozzy rejoined BLACK SABBATH for the "Never Say Die" album. This is all documented exclusively with first-hand accounts in Garry Sharpe-Young's Ozzy Osbourne biography. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Slipknot Limited Edition
Blabbermouth reports: SLIPKNOT will be releasing a limited tour edition of "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)" on January 10, 2005 in Australia. The double CD will include the standard 14-track CD with a bonus seven-track CD with a unique picture slipcase. [see full story for more, including tracklist and a link to coverart]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Unleash The F**kin' Fury In Early 2005, MOTLEY CRUE Bassist Clears Up 'Bullsh**' Session Musician Rumors, DARZAMAT Film 'In Red Iris' Video, DESTINY Continue Work On 'Beyond All Sense 2005', SLAYER Guitarist: New Songs Are 'Very Intense And Very Insane' and more click here to check it out

Lit Vs Straight Edge
Lambgoat reports: We don't normally consider stuff like this news, but it looks like there was a little trouble between rock band Lit and Remembering Never this weekend. Both groups were playing in Tallahassee on Friday night (Remembering Never is on tour with Most Precious Blood, It Dies Today, and Dead To Fall), and according to members of both MPB and IDT, apparently Lit had some disparaging things to say about straight edge, etc. during their show. Consequently, some things were done to Lit's tour bus and they aren't too happy.[see full story for more including a link to photos and Lit's answer to incident]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Franz Snub Prince
Rockdirt.com reports: ContactMusic.com reports that Franz Ferdinand have turned down Prince William's request to perform at Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas Reception at Buckingham Palace this Tuesday, an event which pays tribute to those who have made a special contribution to British life in 2004. "They did RSVP (reply) so the Palace are aware that they are not going to be turning up," a band spokesperson said. "They have tour commitments in the States at the moment and are unable to get back from over there." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Rockdirt.com also has news on The Music's 'Breakin'' Video, MSN Online Chat With Rooney, The Zutons Visit 'The Frank Skinner Show', Kasabian's Pizzorno Dismisses Competition, 'The Aviator' Premiere and more click here to check it out

Top 50 Punks
Punkbands reports: Kerrang is the worlds biggest music magazine! The list was voted by readers and published in a special called Noise Pollution. 

1. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols 
2. Green Day - Dookie 
3. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables 
4. Nirvana - Nevermind 
5. The Offspring - Smash 
6. Rancid - And Out Come The Wolves 
7. Discharge - Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing 
8. The Clash - The Clash 
9. The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette 
10. Ramones - Ramones 
[see full story for the rest of the list]- Click Here for the Full Story 

AC/DC Ad Pulled
BW&BK reports: A father who lobbied to have a car commercial pulled from the air has called for ads to be screened before consumers see them. Bow Bowing resident Brett Ford lost his 18-year-old daughter, Lauren, when the Holden Astra in which she was a passenger smashed into a power pole at Camden in April. The nursing student was a passenger in the back seat of the car driven by a 17-year-old P-plater who escaped unhurt. After his loss, Mr Ford said he was distraught to be confronted by a television ad he felt promoted bad driving behaviour. The Holden Ute commercial featured clouds of smoke from screeching tyres and the AC/DC song Highway to Hell. - Click Here for the Full Story 
No Sanctuary For Dropped Bands 
BW&BK reports: In an as yet unpublicized move, it appears that Germany's Sanctuary/Noise Records has all but abandoned their artists, with several longtime staffers also leaving the once prominent metal label. Sources say that 20+ bands have either been dropped, or let out of their contract. The only non-casualty seems to be Kai Hansen's GAMMA RAY. Otherwise, the label has apparently had a change of direction, seeking to sign older, established acts, rather than breaking newer ones - a most certain death blow for scene longevity. In an ironic bit of related news, several of the departed former Sanctuary employees have banded together to start their own label, backed by IRON SAVIOR founder/guitarist Piet Sielck, who was instrumental in the formation of HELLOWEEN, along with Hansen. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Poised To Unleash The Fury, HADES Guitarist DAN LORENZO Posts New Solo Track, DESTINY - Four More Beyond All Sense Tracks Recorded, CENTINEX Ink Deal With Cold Records, PRIMAL FEAR - Producer Legend Mike Fraser Set To Mix New Album and more click here to check it out

Z Rock reports: Stephen Pearcy will be bringing some home cooked Ratt n' Roll to the crew of the world's largest aircraft carrier the USS Nimitz (CVN 68 ) this holiday season. On Friday, December 17, 2004, Pearcy will fly to the carrier off the coast of California for a concert and over night visit. 

The band will consist of crew members who will be performing such RATT classics as "Your In Love," "Lay It Down," "Round & Round," "Walkin The Dog," and the new single "Drive With Me" from Stephen's latest release "FUELER". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Take LSD Says Doors
Herald Sun reports: Ray Manzarek, 60, touring with rock act The Doors of the 21st Century in February, says critics of the drug culture have it wrong. 

... "So, my advice? Take psychedelics. Why not? There are mushrooms growing, LSD was created by a doctor. 

But Australian Drug Foundation CEO Bill Stronach said Manzarek was talking nonsense and sending a dangerous message. "Taking any drug has risks and clearly with LSD and hallucinogens there are significant risks attached," he said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Stubbs the Zombie Tunes
Pitchfork reports: ...in the summer of 2005, Aspyr Media will release Stubbs the Zombie - The Soundtrack, featuring some of your favorite focus-group tested favorite bands performing covers of songs from the 1950s or earlier. This is all, as you may have guessed, connected to the upcoming release of Stubbs the Zombie in "Rebel Without a Pulse", an XBOX/Mac/PC game. Players will slake the undead protagonist's hunger (or so we assume) to the sound of these tunes: 

01 Ben Kweller: "Lollipop" 02 The Raveonettes: "My Boyfriend's Back" 03 Death Cab for Cutie: "Earth Angel" 04 Rogue Wave: "Every Day" 05 Cake: "Strangers in the Night" 06 The Walkmen: "There Goes My Baby" 07 Dandy Warhols: "All I Have to Do Is Dream" [see full story for more tracks and info]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hot Hot Heat in April
Pitchfork reports: the official Hot Hot Heat website has announced that the album, titled Elevator, should be in stores sometime in April 2005 (the official Pitchfork bookie is now taking 4:1 odds on all Tuesdays in April, and 400:1 odds on the third Sunday of the month). While no specific running order has been announced, the post went on to list the names of the 13 tracks that will make up the band's third full-length LP. [see full story for more, including tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Pitchfork also has news on Mos Def, Talib Kweli tour-- separately, Negativland to unveil new projects, Fiery Furnaces recording new LP with their grandmother, singles comp due in January, Super Furries frontman readies solo debut, Enon to release B-sides compilation and more click here to check it out

iTunes EU Probe
BBC reports: The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has referred Apple's iTunes service to the European Commission on grounds that it overcharges UK customers. 

The move follows a complaint from Which? that iTunes charges UK users 20% more than those in France and Germany. 

Which?, formerly the Consumer Association, also complained that the UK customers were barred from logging on to the French and German sites. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Damn laws of supply and demand. The EU will fix it!

Busted Record of the Year?
BBC reports: Pop group Busted's theme song for the Thunderbirds movie has been voted the UK's Record of the Year by the public. 

The group beat off strong competition from friends McFly, US singer Anastacia and solo star Will Young in a vote to find 2004's most popular single. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

P2P Good For Artists?
Reuters reports: Most musicians and artists say the Internet has helped them make more money from their work despite online file-trading services that allow users to copy songs and other material for free, according to a study released on Sunday. 

Recording labels and movie studios have hired phalanxes of lawyers to pursue "peer to peer" networks like Kazaa, and have sued thousands of individuals who distribute copyrighted material through such networks. 

But most of the artists surveyed by the nonprofit Pew Internet and American Life Project said online file sharing did not concern them much. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

SYL Tracks
strappingyounglad.com reports: Here is the final Tracklisting for ALIEN that will be released around March 22th. 

01. Imperial - 02. Skeksis - 03. ----storm - 04. Love? - 05. Shine - 06. We ride - 07. Possessions - 08. Two weeks - 09. Mega bulldozer - 10. Zen - 11. Info dump (instrumental) 

The full artwork of the album has been designed by Par Johansson The Tom Jones cover has been left off of the album. It was recorded but did not fit the flow but will assuredly appear some time in the future. Also we should have a MP3 of the new record posted on the site for christmas [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Thrice DVD Delay
IAYM reports: Thrice's upcoming DVD/CD package "If We Could Only See Us Now" appears to have been bumped back to an as-yet-unannounced 2005 release date through Island. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Alabama Thunderpussy Reissues
IAYM reports: Relapse will be reissuing two titles from Alabama Thunderpussy on January 11th, namely "Constellation" [2000] and "Rise Again" [1998].- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Soilwork/Dark Tranquillity/Hypocrisy/Mnemic Tour Update , In Pieces Update, Gosling Tour Dates, Six Feet Under: "13", Rise Against: 2005 Tour and more click here to check it out

My Dying Bride DVD/CD Plans
Mydyingbride.org reports: Currently, MDB are busying themselves preparing for their next full length DVD release, planned for Spring 2005. They are working with David Palser again, to produce a new video clip exclusively for this release. The track is "The Blue Lotus" and it is going to be a stunning work. The previously available DVD "For Darkest Eyes" has been repackaged and will be available at a special price from March. If that wasn't enough, we're also expecting the writing of a new studio album for 2006 release. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Casey Chaos Gets Pissed
Totalrock reports: Amen frontman Casey Chaos has just released a four-CD box set called ‘Pisstory: A Catalogue Of Accidents/A Lifetime Of Mistakes'. All the material in this set – which features both Amen recordings and solo stuff – was previously unreleased. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Eden Maine: 'Stars', Corabi Writes His Autobiography, Laryngitis Hits HIM, Gonzo Goes Country, Motley 'Die' In '05 and more click here to check it out

Getting Younger and Younger
Ananova reports: Julia Roberts' niece, 13-year-old Emma Roberts, has been signed by Sony Music and is busy recording her debut album. 

Emma, daughter of Roberts' brother actor Eric Roberts, has "a great voice," a Sony insider told the New York Post. 

Emma is already the star of Nickelodeon's Unfabulous show and has made two movies, Aquamarine and Daisy Winters. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Wonder why record sales keep dropping?

No Band Aid For US
Ananova reports: The new version of Band Aid's charity single Do They Know It's Christmas is not going to be released in the US. 

The song, which is expected to top the UK charts this weekend, will be sold in many countries around the world. 

US record shops are stocking an import version of Do They Know It's Christmas, which is said to be selling very well in Los Angeles and New York. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Fans can buy a day with Nirvana star, Babyshambles confirm London show, Elton to play four football ground gigs, Britney to appear at Billboard Music Awards, Dannii receives threat on her website and more click here to check it out

Pixies To Rock Hometown
liveDaily reports: The Pixies, whose reunion tour wraps up later this month, have finally announced plans for a concert in Beantown. 

The Dec. 9 performance will take place at Avalon. The show will be the group's first Boston concert since opening for U2 in March of 1992. [see full story for more, including the final dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Depeche Mode Prep Next CD
liveDaily reports: Depeche Mode is set to begin work on a follow-up to 2001's "Exciter." 

According to the group's website, the trio planned to meet in Santa Barbara, CA, in early December with producer Ben Hillier and other collaborators. The group will then get to work on the album in January. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Nine Inch Title
liveDaily reports: Nine Inch Nails foreman Trent Reznor has revealed the new title for his next album, which is due out early next year. 

Originally titled "Bleedthrough," Reznor has since dubbed the set "With Teeth," according to NIN's website.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Jill Scott returns to the stage in 2005, Back ailment sidelines Loretta Lynn for December, Steven Curtis Chapman mounts ambitious 'All Things New' tour, Luciano Pavarotti says farewell with 40-date world tour, Bruce Springsteen joins Asbury Park holiday jam and more click here to check it out

Darkness CD Plans
Xfm reports: While the band have admitted in the past that their mammoth touring schedule has left them little time for songwriting, The Darkness have revealed they plan to release their new album as soon as possible but, "Just want to make sure it's 10 times better than the last one." 

The band have been working on the follow-up to their debut album ‘Permission To Land' on and off in between a hectic world-wide touring schedule and have admitted it hasn't been easy. 

"We've been at it solidly for the last couple of weeks and it has had its ups and downs," guitarist Dan Hawkins told the Daily Record. "Because we've been touring for so long, we're getting used to being creative again." 

The guitarist also revealed that the band want to get the album in the shops by mid-2005. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Soulfly Recording
The PRP reports: Soulfly began recording their new album yesterday in an Arizona area studio. Band frontman Max Cavalera is producing the effort with a spring/summer release date through Roadrunner being planned.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
TRUSTcompany Set Date
The PRP reports: TRUSTcompany are now eyeing a tentative March 01st release date through Geffen for their upcoming new album "True Parallels".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: The PRP also has news on Engine Covered , Head Filmed In Brixton, Updates Once Nourished, The Eye Of The Writing Process, Diary Of A Headliner, and more click here to check it out

Jacko Ranch Raided
antiMUSIC reports: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department investigators raided Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch again this week. The investigators served a warrant and spent over eight hours at the estate looking for evidence in relation to the child molestation case against the pop singer. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Cattle Decapitation Signing Session
metal blade newsletter reports: Cattle Decapitation will be signing autographs on Friday December 10th at The Odeon in Cleveland, OH. After the Cattle Decapitation set head over to the FYE table to meet the band and get an autograph. If you still haven't picked up a copy of Cattle Decapitation's newest release "Humanure", head over to your local FYE store, or go to www.metalblade.com.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Free Starwood for Xmas
metal blade newsletter reports: Starwood will be playing a free show on Tuesday December 14th at the Whisky a go-go in Hollywood CA for the Metal Blade records Christmas party. Because this is a free show it will be first come first serve. Doors will be at (9:00) Starwood will be on at (10:15 pm). For more info go to the bands website. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Six Feet Under 13
metal blade newsletter reports: Just want to fill you all in… This new CD is fully mixed and mastered and after an all night session at the Hit Factory, finishing the mix and then a drive back to Tampa from Miami at 4am, only to start a photo session with Joe Giron starting at 11am and finishing up last night at 9pm. I am sitting here right now cranking the f**king sh*t out of this motherf**ker. Its full on brutal death metal guys -I mean heavy as f**k! The title track is on right now--this is the first CD I've done in a long time probably since Max Violence that I'm just freaking out on. I don't know how we put this together, but we did and its really, really incredible. Just had to share that with you this new CD will rip your f**king heads off. That's a promise-late Barnes 

The title of the album is 13 and here are some of the track titles that we are allowed to release: Decomposition of the Human Race, Somewhere in the Darkness, The Poison Hand, 

13 will be released through Metal Blade Records on March 22, 2005! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Phenomenauts Break CMJ Top 10
press release reports: Oakland-based space rockers The Phenomenauts have blasted up the CMJ Top 200 this week with the #10 most added record on the charts. The Phenomenauts' new album, "Re-Entry," was released on Springman Records in November and has been getting stellar support from key radio stations nationwide, including Live 105 in San Francisco. So much so that The Phenomenauts are finalists in a contest to open Live 105's "Not So Silent Night" music festival with Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Interpol, Muse and Taking Back Sunday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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