Day In Rock 12/07: 50 Cent Airport Brawl- Wonder Vs Eminem- Rare Hendrix- M.O.D. Dis Durst- Guns Vs Sixx- Cliff Burton Tapes- May To Rock Vegas- Lohan Won't Lip Sync- Ticket Fraud- Others- Candiria - Hammerfall - Avenged Sevenfold- Nirvana- Slint- Bono Blast Whiners- Motley Dates- Alter Bridge- Skinny Puppy Boycott- Shadows Fall Cancel Tour- Club Gang Sought- KSE- Walls Of Jericho- more
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50 Cent Airport Brawl
Launch reports: Rapper 50 Cent was involved in a scuffle at the Murtala Muhammad Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, on Saturday night (December 4). Allhiphop.com reports that 50 Cent got into a scuffle with members of the entourage of Nigerian rapper Eedris Abdulkareem. 

According to witnesses, the scuffle began onboard an Aviation Development Company flight which was scheduled to bring the performers to Port Harcourt for the Star Mega Jam's final performance. Abdulkareem allegedly attempted to sit in a seat reserved for 50 Cent. When he was stopped from taking the seat, his entourage protested, and a brawl ensued inside the airplane. The scuffle carried on to the tarmac of the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammad Airport. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Wonder Blast Eminem
E! Online reports: Speaking to Billboard magazine, [Stevie] Wonder comes to the defense of old Motown roster mate Michael Jackson 

"Kicking someone when he's down is not a good thing," Wonder tells Billboard. "I have much respect for his work...[b]ut I was disappointed that he would let himself go to such a level. 

"He has succeeded on the backs of people predominantly in that lower pay bracket, people of color. So for him to come out like that is bull----." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Rare Hendrix
Blabbermouth reports: Robin Stummer and Anthony Barnes of The Belfast Telegraph are reporting that Jimi Hendrix's estate is planning on releasing dozens of unheard recordings that will delight Hendrix fans and go some way to repair damage done to his reputation by years of poor-quality bootlegs. 

The new material — there is enough for regular releases over the next 10 years — is understood to include several hours of film of the guitarist in concert shot by fans and entourage, plus studio out-takes and unreleased sessions recorded between 1967 and 1970. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Guns Vs Sixx
Blabbermouth reports: Former L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, who co-founded BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION with MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, has apparently been banned from posting on the CRÜE message boards after stating in a web posting last week that the new MÖTLEY CRÜE single was "s***." 

Writing to Metal Sludge's "Gossip Board" last Friday, Guns said, "OK, I am the biggest MÖTLEY fan in the world and this new song sucks donkey's ass, elephant's ass and my mom's ass. Vince's [Neil] voice has never been better and they made him sing this s***. I am embarrassed. Yes, Nikki's my best friend, but I ain't goin' along with this one 'cause I would look like a donkey's donkey. 

In a follow-up message, posted earlier today, Guns said, "Nikki had me banned ,,,,, HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA... It's an honor to be banned by Nikki Sixx. 

"How do i get hooked up with these egomaniacs???? I just WANNA ROCK!!!!"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Cliff Burton Tapes
Blabbermouth reports: RollingStone.com is reporting that a longtime friend of late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton has a batch of his unreleased demo tapes, which he hopes to donate to a burgeoning musician. Burton was killed in 1986 when the band's bus crashed in Sweden on the "Master of Puppets" tour. 

"There are METALLICA mega-hits that will never be," says Dave DiDonato, a drummer in his own right, of the tapes. "All these killer riffs . . . he was working on them until he died."

 Burton's parents gave DiDonato the tapes after their son's death, and DiDonato wants to get them in the hands of someone who can continue in Burton's spirit. "I would love to find a young bass musician following in [Cliff's] footsteps," he says, "someone who would utilize this material to improve his craft and appreciate the music, and devote himself to doing what Cliff was doing." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on MOTLEY CRUE Interviewed By CNN's LARRY KING: Transcript Available, GWAR Frontman Sounds Off On SLIPKNOT, BUSH And METAL BLADE RECORDS, GOREFEST Guitarist Talks Reunion, Upcoming Album, MOTORHEAD's CAMPBELL Rocks with MINARIK INFERNO GUITAR, AEROSMITH Guitarist Promotes New Hot Sauce In New York City: Photos Available and more click here to check it out

May To Rock Vegas
BrianMay.com reports: BRIAN MAY, Queen's legendary guitarist, will make a special on-stage musical appearance during the 7:00 p.m. performance of "We Will Rock You" on Saturday, Dec. 18 at Paris Las Vegas. This special performance is open to the public. 

May, who is recognized as one of rock's premier talents, is an integral part of Queen's continued success. May has written 22 Top 20 hits including one of the most famous sports anthems of all time, "We Will Rock You" as well as "Fat Bottomed Girls," "I Want It All," "Flash" and "The Show Must Go On." 

May is co-producer and world-wide music supervisor for "We Will Rock You," which made its North American premiere at Paris Las Vegas in August 2004. The show originally debuted in London and has recently opened shows in Spain, Australia, Germany and Russia. [antiMUSIC's Debbie Seagle will be on hand to review this show for special feature on the musical. But why wait to see it vicariously through her, click the full story link for more info and see it yourself. Like you need an excuse to go to Vegas.]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Silly News: Lohan Won't Lip Sync
Launch reports: Lindsay Lohan has a full week of TV appearances lined up to promote her new album, Speak, which comes out Tuesday (December 7). But Lohan promises there will be no lip syncing miscues a la Ashlee Simpson, telling LAUNCH that she and her producers were careful to choose and record material that fit her vocal range and style. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

You mean her talking, oops singing, will be live? Wow, that girl is a real talent! Keep an eye out for the Cody Banks rap CD early next year.

M.O.D. Dis Durst, Eminem
Day in Rock reports: M.O.D. have released their brand new video "Wigga" where they pull an Eminem on Fred Durst and Eminem by poking fun at the white rappers. Click the full story link to check it out. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Ticket Fraud
NME reports: A judge has attacked the auction website EBAY while sentencing a woman for using it to sell fake tickets to the GLASTONBURY festival. 

Sara Hambridge, from Leicester, duped innocent customers out of more than £3,000 for fewer than 20 fake tickets for the festival. 

Judge Richard Bray told the 28-year-old that she had taken advantage of a system which made life easy for fraudsters. 

PA reports that Hambridge made £3,021 from five customers, and was told she only escaped jail due to ill-health following an operation earlier this year. 

Sentencing her to a nine-month suspended sentence, Judge Bray said: "These trusting people, they get on the Internet and they ask for a ticket and they send a cheque without any knowledge of who they are sending it to. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Others Set Release
NME reports: THE OTHERS have announced their eponymous debut album is set for release on January 31, 2005. 

The album features debut single ‘This Is For The Poor', follow-up ‘Stan Bowles' and forthcoming single ‘Lackey', which is due for release on January 17. [see full story for more, including track list]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: NME also has news on 'Ocean's Twelve' soundtrack details revealed, Stevie Wonder slams Eminem, Jet triumph at last show of 2004, Mercury Rev unveil full details of new album and more click here to check it out

Jacko Give DNA
MTV reports: A day after police raided Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch for a second time seeking evidence in the child-molestation case against him, officials returned Saturday and asked the pop star to submit a DNA sample. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Devilinside Drop Tour
Lambgoat reports: Minneapolis' Devilinside have officially dropped off the remainder of their current tour with Diecast, E-Town Concrete, and Twelve Tribes. Official sources cite "personal reasons" as the impetus behind their departure. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Candiria Add Two
Lambgoat reports: In somewhat of a surprise development, Candiria now has two new guitarists, one permanent, and the other temporary. The new guys are Steve Fakelman, formerly of Trudge, and Darren Carter. The temporary guitarist will be filling in for Eric Matthews, who is getting back surgery and will be out of commission for several months. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Lambgoat also has news on All Shall Perish sign w/ Nuclear Blast, He Is Legend line up dates, Love Lost But Not Forgotten returning?, Lit vs. Remembering Never, The Acacia Strain, August Burns Red tour and more click here to check it out

Hammerfall Next CD
Metal Rules reports: HAMMERFALL have announced that the title for their forthcoming album will be Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken. 

The album will be released on March, 7th through Nuclear Blast and is being produced and mixed by Charlie Bauernfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, HELLOWEEN), who previously worked with the band on their Crimson Thunder album. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Avenged Sevenfold Plot Next CD
Aversion reports: Avenged Sevenfold will begin work on its major-label debut very early in 2005. 

The band announced it will enter the studio with producer Mudrock (Godsmack) Jan. 1. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Nirvana Dinner Winner
Aversion reports: An airplane ride and dinner with former Nirvana bassist Kirst Novoselic helped a non profit rake in more than $7,000 on an online acution. 

A fan paid $7,300 to have Novoselic fly into a West Coast airport, pick him up in his private airplane and fly him to a city and restaurant of his choosing. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Slint Reunion
Aversion reports: Indie rock icons Slint will follow up a stint at London's All Tomorrow's Parties with a short European and North American tour. 

The band previously agreed to curate and play London's branch of the All Tomorrow's Parties music festival, held Feb. 25-27, but had yet to expand its plans to include any other dates. The tour, the band's first in 10 years, will eventually cover about 15 dates. [see full story for confirmed dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Lit Versus the Straight Edge Nation, Babyshambles' Tardiness Nixes Gig, The Fall Starts Album, Tiger Army: Hot With Pre-Teens?, Blink 182 Drummer Gets Reality TV Show and more click here to check it out

Bono Blast Whiners
Ananova reports: Bono has slammed "whingeing rock stars" who complain about their fame and fans. 

The U2 frontman says he has no time for pampered musicians who moan about their life. 

Instead, the singer insists they should be grateful to their fans who have paid for their lavish lifestyles reports Femalefirst.co.uk quoting The Sun. 

He said: "I do hate whingeing rock stars. The life that people have given us is amazing. We don't have the same worries other people do, like how to pay the bills. In return we only have to do one thing. The deal is, don't be crap - that's all anyone's asked of us." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Madonna's manager left over affair, Glastonbury wins two awards, Kylie adds sixth London Showgirl date, Jacko forced to give DNA sample, Sir Elton gets US culture award and more click here to check it out

Motley Dates
liveDaily reports: The four original members of Motley Crue have reconvened yet again, this time for a 2005 road trip that supports a forthcoming best-of album. 

February 2005
17 - Sunrise, FL - Office Depot Center 
18 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum 
20 - Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center 
22 - Cleveland, OH - Gund Arena 
[see full story for more, including the rest of the dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Alter Bridge Extend Tour
liveDaily reports: Alter Bridge has added more dates to its upcoming U.S. headlining tour, and has tapped fellow rockers Silvertide to join Submersed on the bill. 

The tour, which kicks off on New Year's Eve in Alter Bridge's home state of Florida, now stretches into mid-February. Tickets for all of the newly added stops will hit the box office during the next two weeks. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Joe Cocker US Return
liveDaily reports: British blues-rocker Joe Cocker, who has been touring Europe in recent months, returns to North America in January to tour behind his new album, "Heart and Soul." 

Cocker is set to play more than two months of dates in the U.S. and Canada, visiting a mix of casinos, clubs and theaters. 

Though it's been in European stores since September, "Heart and Soul" won't hit shelves in the U.S. until Jan. 29. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Briefly: Michael Jackson, Ozomatli, Gloria Estefan, Ash, Live Review: Jane Monheit at UCLA, Ashlee Simpson schedules her first headlining tour, Live Review: Everclear in Scottsdale, AZ, Briefly: Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Billy Idol, Ruben Studdard and more click here to check it out

Skinny Puppy Boycott
Donewaiting.com reports: Patriotic Americans Boycotting Anti-American Hollywood has sent letters threatening a boycott against radio stations playing the new Skinny Puppy album. Here's the text: 

In the past few months a band by the name of Skinny Puppy has slandered Bush. At several of their concerts over the Summer they have simulated an assassination of the president. On their current Fall tour they simulated a beheading similar to the ones happening in Iraq. When the vocalist pulls off their hoods he reveals the terrorists to be Bush and Cheney. This is unacceptable and I encourage you not to play their latest record, The Greater Wrong of the Right, that has been indicated by their record label as being played on your station. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Band Aid Mega Hit
Xfm reports: As expected the Band Aid 20 charity single ‘Do They Know It's Christmas?' has taken up residency in the charts at Number 1, outselling the whole rest of the singles charts put together. 

The track was released on CD single though Mercury Records on Monday November 29 and, not surprisingly, rocketed into the charts at Number 1, where it has stayed for the second week (December 5) and it looks set to remain there until Christmas. 

According to reports, the track has sold over 300,000 copies already, making it the fastest selling single since Elton John's re-release of ‘Candle In The Wind' back in 1997. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Shadows Fall Cancel Tour Due To Family Death
siN's metal news reports: Here's a message from SHADOWS FALL frontman Brian Fair: 

"Due to a family bereavement [death], we have been forced to cancel the forthcoming SHADOWS FALL UK tour. We were due to support FEAR FACTORY beginning this Thursday and play headlining shows in Wales and Ireland next week. I just want to apologize to everyone that was expecting to see us in the UK. We always have an amazing time whenever we come over and were psyched to be heading back. We never cancel shows unless it is completely unavoidable. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Club Gang Sought
siN's metal news reports: Boston's notorious concert 'gang' FSU has hit the news in their area. The following article, which appeared in today's Boston Herald, highlights the group assaulting two individuals at Roman's on Ames Street, "by nearly a dozen men wearing black FSU T-shirts who left him with a broken eye socket and head injuries. Witnesses said they observed men videotaping the violence." Boston police are seeking criminal indictments against members of the gang. - Click Here for the Full Story 
KSE Go West
siN's metal news reports: When the JagerMeister Music tour featuring SLAYER, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and MASTODON wraps up on December 17th in Los Angeles, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will embark on a mini-tour, playing a few extra west coast gigs: 

December 18 - Fresno, CA @ Big Game Studios (w/ 18 VISIONS)
December 19 - Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat 
[see full story for more details on additional special show]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: siN's metal news also has news on Candiria Part Ways With Guitarist, All Shall Perish - Sign to Nuclear Blast Records RE:Ignition - Set to Enter the Studio Single Bullet Theory - Video Accepted for MTV 2 Nightwish - Charity auction started and more click here to check it out

Walls Of Jericho Dates
Digital Noise reports: The dates for Walls Of Jericho's upcoming tour with Bury Your Dead, Full Blown Chaos and Premonitions Of War have been announced and are as follows: 
January 20th - Detroit, MI @ Alvin's
January 21st - Erie, PA @ Forward Hall
January 22nd - Buffalo, NY @ Icon
January 23rd - New York, NY @ CBGB's
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Soilwork Dates
Digital Noise reports: A number of dates for Soilwork's upcoming U.S. tour with Dark Tranquility, Hypocrisy and Mnemic have been announced and are as follows: 
April 5th - Buffalo, NY @ Icon
April 6th - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
April 7th - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club
April 8th - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Alexisonfire Dates
Digital Noise reports: Alexisonfire have announced that they will be touring with Rise Against, Tsunami Bomb and Only Crime early next year. 

Dates are as follows:
February 7th - Phoenix, AZ @ The Brickhouse
February 9th - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
February 10th - Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater
February 11th - San Diego, CA @ Soma
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Enslaved Set US Release
press release reports: Candlelight Records confirms February 8 as the US release date for the new album from two-time Norwegian Grammy and Alarm Award nominated Enslaved. Titled Isa, the US pressing is set contain bonus material not featured on the current European release. 

Recorded at Grieghallen Studios (Mayhem, Emperor), Isa is already finding amazing response following its recent European release. Terrorizer Magazine gave the album high nods as "Album of the Month" for their November issue, noting "for an album that resonates so deeply, whatever destination Isa is headed for, surely the status of a 'classic' is high on the list of possibilities."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Trivium Debut
press release reports: On March 1ST Trivium, will release Ascendancy, their debut album for Roadrunner Records. Filled with brutal technical precision and buttressed by dual shredding guitars, blast beats and vocals that move from a scream to a croon, Ascendancy is a pure metal album in the truest sense of the word. Featuring the talents of Matt Heafy on Guitars/Vocals, Travis Smith on Drums, Corey Beaulieu on guitar and Paolo Gregoletto on bass, Trivium is a band whose youth (Heafy is 18, the oldest member is 22) belies their sound. Currently, Trivium is on the road with Ill Nino, 40 Below Summer and The Autumn Offering previewing the songs from Ascendancy. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Chaos Dates
press release reports: The official dates for the entire Taste of Chaos tour, featuring The Used and My Chemical Romance, have been announced. The tour's official website, http://www.tasteofchaos.com has also launched. The dates are as follows: 

2/18 Orlando, FL - The Edge Concert Pavillion
2/19 Miami, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
2/20 Jacksonville, FL - Metro Park
2/22 Norfolk, VA - Convocation Center
2/23 Poughkeepsie, NY - Mid Hudson Civic Center
2/24 NYC - Hammerstein
2/25 Philadelphia, PA - Tweeter Center(Indoors)
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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