Day In Rock 12/08: Marine Kills Rocker- Lohan Lip Sync- French Police Vs Metalers- Metallica Book- Paris Does Bowie- Papa Roach USO- Ghost Sold on eBay- Mary Travers Battles Cancer- Marianne Faithful Collapses- Final ODB CD- Kills- New Order Return- Duran Duran- Zakk Wylde- Pearl Jam- Motley Dissed- P.O.D.- Sterophonics- Grammys- Slipknot 05 Tour- AHC Tour- Cool Dylan Tribute- more
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Marine Kills Rocker
AP reports: Hundreds of fans turned out Tuesday in this Transylvanian city for the funeral of a Romanian rock star killed in a car accident involving a U.S. Marine, who has immunity from prosecution and later left the country. 

Teofil Peter, a 50-year-old bass player with the popular Romanian band "Compact," died in the crash early Saturday. 

Prime Minister Adrian Nastase appealed to President Bush on Tuesday to help bring the Marine to justice by waiving his immunity from prosecution. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Lohan Lip Sync
MTV reports: Lindsay Lohan had an Ashlee Simpson moment on Monday's "Good Morning America" for her live singing debut, which turned out to be not all that live. During her song "Rumors," Lohan missed the cue to mouth along, forcing cameras to cut away when her mouth remained closed as she was heard singing, thanks to a backing track. A spokesperson for the singer's label maintained that the actress sang live, and only used some background to help make the song sound like it does on her album, Speak, which hit stores Tuesday. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Metallica Book Monster
MTV reports: The day filmmaker Joe Berlinger, co-creator of the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster," asked the band permission to write a book about his experience working on the movie, he wasn't even sure there would be a movie. 

Not only does "Metallica: This Monster Lives" further chronicle the volatility of the creation of Metallica's St. Anger, it vividly recounts the excitement and uncertainty Berlinger experienced during the making of the movie. 

In addition to addressing "Some Kind of Monster," "This Monster Lives" includes a brief bio of Berlinger, describing the other films he's made with Sinofsky and why Berlinger's only fictional Hollywood film, "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2," was a complete disaster. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MTV also has news on Kanye Scores 10 Grammy Nominations; Usher And Alicia Keys Land Eight, Ol' Dirty Bastard's Final Recordings To Be Released, P. Diddy Gets White House Tour From The Bushes, Tells Them, 'Nice House', Tim McGraw On Nelly Duet: 'Nothin' Country About The Song, But It Was Fun', Shyne Teams Up With Mark Wahlberg To Produce Documentary and more click here to check it out

Paris Does Bowie
Ananova reports: Paris Hilton has covered David Bowie and John Lennon's classic Fame which Bowie scored a Top 20 hit with in 1975. 

The 23-year-old hotel heiress recorded the song during sessions for her upcoming debut album. 

She told MTV she has also recorded Blondie's 1979 No. 1 Heart of Glass. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Razorlight announce gig details, Ocean's Twelve soundtrack details revealed, Emma Bunton plans bid for US success, Jackson confirms Nelly and Ashanti rumours, Steve: All I want is a Woolies No.1 and more click here to check it out

French Police Vs Metalers
Blabbermouth reports: ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES have issued the following statement regarding a recent incident on the two group's joint European tour: 

"After their grand finale show of the Atlantis Lovelorn Tour in La Locomotive, Paris, November 28, 2004, the bands experienced an arbitrary infringement by the French police. 

"Right after crew and band had finished the loading of their bus in front of La Locomotive and the adjacent varieté Moulin Rouge, policemen appeared and told the bus driver to leave the street immediately. Due to traffic jam this was not possible at once. The policemen started to speak in a very aggressive tone that culminated in the threat of arresting the bus driver. Moreover, they took his papers away, thus Liv Kristine [LEAVES' EYES singer] and Alexander Krull [ATROCITY frontman, Liv's husband] complained about the rude behaviour of the police. Then, suddenly a bunch of policemen, some in civil dresses, rushed the bus and attacked the musicians. As a result of their action, Alex Krull was injured, as several policemen beat him and violently pulled him out of the bus and down to the grown. Also, Liv Kristine was thrown against the wall of the bus and was hurt, too. Without any explanations, Alex Krull was arrested, along with him bus driver Helge, the Dutch tour guide Harald and the German journalist Robert Suß who had only tried to calm the policemen and keep them from attacking Liv Kristine again.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Papa Roach USO
Blabbermouth reports: Launch Radio Networks is reporting that PAPA ROACH are currently finishing up a North American tour that will break right before the Christmas holidays. Once those festivities are finished, frontman Jacoby Shaddix said the band's next road trip will find them playing for a very special audience. "After we go home for the holidays, New Year's, we're gonna go, like the middle of January, we're going to Korea for, like, nine or ten days to go do, we're gonna play some military bases over there, so that's, like, one of the hubs where they send soldiers over to Iraq and stuff," he told Launch.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on M.O.D. Guitarist Looking To 'Bring Back Substance To Extreme Heavy Music', DON DOKKEN Says GEORGE LYNCH Is His Own Worst Enemy, SLAYER's KERRY KING: DAVE MUSTAINE Is A 'Douche Bag', METALLICA In Ancient World: Photo Available, AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE, OTEP, CANDIRIA To Team Up For U.S. Tour and more click here to check it out

Silly News: Ghost Sold on eBay
ABC reports: [And for our midweek, none music related humor fix, ABC gives us the following]An online casino has placed the winning bid for a "ghost" being auctioned on eBay. 

Goldenpalace.com, which last month won a 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich bearing the image of the Virgin Mary for $US28,000 on eBay, bought the ghost being offered by Mary Anderson along with the deceased's cane for $US65,000. 

The ghost and cane attracted 132 bids. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Mary Travers Battles Cancer
AP reports: Mary Travers, 67, of Peter, Paul and Mary is undergoing chemotherapy for a form of leukemia, but a full remission is expected within a few months, her publicist, Ken Sunshine, said Tuesday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Marianne Faithful Collapses
Aversion reports: After collapsing and having a seizure before a concert last week, Marianne Faithfull cancelled her European tour. 

Doctors diagnosed Faithfull's seizure and collapse as severe fatigue. After a week of bed rest, it's decided she'll need more time to convalesce. Because of this, her European tour is postponed until the spring. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

The Ghost Split
Aversion reports: After a long time in limbo, The Ghost is giving up the ghost. 

Citing general burnout, the band announced that it was calling it a day. Rumors had circulated about the Chicago band's future for months. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Final ODB CD
Aversion reports: The start of 2005 will witness the end of ODB's recorded career. 

Songs written shortly before Old Dirty Bastard's death outside a New York Recording studio will surface on Osirus Jan. 4. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Hot Snakes Release Last Peel Session, Tour Fights Fur Fashions, Bob Dylan Gets Pop-Punk Makeover, Stereophonics Name New Drummer, Reunited Slint to Tour and more click here to check it out

Kills 2nd Effort
DiS reports: The Kills have announced details of their sophomore record, to be released in February 2005. 

'No Wow', a follow up to their much-vaunted 'Keep On Your Mean Side' is out 28th February 2005 on Domino Records. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

New Order Return
DiS reports: Indie forefathers, New Order, have named their forthcoming album 'Sugarcane'. 

The album, to be released in February 2005, was produced by Tore Johansson who has production credits with Saint Etienne amongst others. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Duran Duran Take No America
liveDaily reports: North American Duran Duran fans will have plenty of opportunities to catch the group live during an ambitious 2005 tour of the continent. 

The run kicks off in mid-February, and 40 dates are set, with a mid-April finale scheduled at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Tickets for most shows hit the box office this month, according to the band's website. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Zakk Wylde's New Deal
liveDaily reports: Black Label Society, featuring Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, has signed a multi-album contract with Artemis Records. An album of all-new material titled "Mafia" is due in stores on March 8, according to the label. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Pearl Jam Molo CD
liveDaily reports: "The Molo Sessions," an album Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder recorded with a South African high school choir, will be sold through Pearl Jam's website beginning on Dec. 15. Sales will benefit Molo Care, a Seattle non-profit that raises money for schools in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. [see full story for info on a new fanclub single]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Briefly: Stevie Wonder,Bonnaroo, Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins team for 2005 tour, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Usher lead Grammy nominations, Nominee list for the 47th Annual Grammy Awards, Joe Cocker brings 'Heart and Soul' to North America and more click here to check it out

Motley Dissed
Rockdirt reports: Ken Barnes of USA Today took part in an online chat earlier today and was asked about Motley Crue getting back together. "Sorry, Motley Crue annoyed me immensely when they were big and now seem amazingly irrelevant," he said. "I have no nostalgia for the decadent big-hair hard-rock era."- Click Here for the Full Story 
P.O.D. Do 60 Minutes
Rockdirt reports: Correspondent Bob Simon reports on '60 Minutes Wednesday' on December 8th at 8 p.m. ET/PT,, evangelical Christian music is flowing into mainstream media.[see full story for a link to a preview]- Click Here for the Full Story 
JEW Not Emo
Rockdirt reports: Fly magazine caught up with Jimmy Eat World drummer Zach Lind, who complained the band will always be identified as an emo band. "Every single mainstream press review that I see, there's always some really creative tag that they write, like 'emo kings' or 'the first emo band'," Lind sighed. "We never really considered ourselves an emo band, but there's people out there that do. We don't lose sleep over it. But I would prefer that journalists actually exercise their brain and come up with descriptions that people can identify with and relate to on a grand scale, but don't have to end up being a three-letter word. That would be fantastic."- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Rockdirt also has news on Machine Head Perform In London, Preview Songs From Unwritten Law's Forthcoming LP, The Beautiful South Perform In London, Amy Lee Attends 'Paint For PEP' Benefit, Green Day's 'Idiot' Fueling Banner Year and more click here to check it out

Sterophonics New Drummer
Xfm reports: Following the somewhat unceremonious firing of original tub thumper Stuart Cable back in September 2003, Sterophonics have finally announced details of their new drummer. 

According to a new statement released this morning (December 7), Stereophonics have recruited a new drummer following the sacking of Stuart Cable. The new member of the band will be Argentinean Javier Weyler, who will take up his duties behind the drum kit immediately. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Motley Tracks
antiMusic reports: Sales of spandex and lipstick soared this week when it was made official-- Motley Crue is back. The glam-pop-metal boys have reunited for a 2005 tour and another greatest hits package. 

Track Listing for Red White & Crue Anthology: 

DISC ONE - 1. Live Wire - 2. Piece of Your Action - 3. Toast of the Town - 4. Too Fast For Love - 5. Black Widow - 6. Looks That Kill - 7. Too Young To Fall In Love [remix] - 8. Helter Skelter - 9. Shout at the Devil - 10. Smokin' in the Boys Room - 11. Use It Or Lose It - 12. Girls, Girls, Girls - 13. Wild Side - 14. You're All I Need - 15. All In The Name Of... - 16. Kickstart My Heart - 17. Without You - 18. Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away - 19. Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.) - 20. Dr. Feelgood

 [see full story for Disk Two tracks and more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Grammy Nominations
antiMusic reports: The Grammy's have an Urban feel this year. Rapper Kanye West is the favorite among Grammy nominations this year, earning a total of 10. Usher and Alicia Keys come in a close second with eight nominations, followed by Ray Charles with seven, Green Day with six and Norah Jones, Loretta Lynn, Prince, and engineer Al Schmitt with five. 

Rock Album: "The Delivery Man," Elvis Costello and the Imposters; "American Idiot," Green Day; "The Reason," Hoobastank; "Hot Fuss," the Killers; "Contraband," Velvet Revolver. 

Best Rock Song: Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool for "American Idiot" (Green Day); Duff, Dave Kushner, Slash, Matt Sorum, and Scott Weiland for "Fall To Pieces" (Velvet Revolver); Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci, Eric Judy, and Benjamin Weikel for "Float On" (Modest Mouse); Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, and Ronnie Vannucci for "Somebody Told Me" (the Killers); and Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen for "Vertigo" (U2). 

Best Hard Rock Performance: INCUBUS "Megalomaniac"; METALLICA "Some Kind of Monster"; NICKELBACK "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good"; SLIPKNOT "Duality"; VELVET REVOLVER "Slither";

Best Metal Performance: CRADLE OF FILTH "Nymphetamine"; HATEBREED "Live For This"; KILLSWITCH ENGAGE "The End of Heartache"; MOTÖRHEAD "Whiplash"; SLIPKNOT "Vermilion" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Steriogram Grammy Nom
press release reports: Steriogram has been nominated for a Grammy! The lads are nominated in the Best Short Form Music Video category for "Walkie Talkie Man". The 47th Annual Grammy Awards will take place February 13, 2005 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The broadcast will air on CBS at 8pm ET/PT. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Slipknot 05 Tour
press release reports: Be warned!! Three of the most important credible hard rock bands on the planet are coming to your town! Beginning March 4, 2005 titans of the present day hard rock scene SLIPKNOT - bring LAMB OF GOD and SHADOWS FALL along with to-be-confirmed openers out on The Subliminal Verses Tour, sponsored by FUSE. 

2005 Grammy nominees for Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance, multi-platinum selling masters of the modern hard rock scene SLIPKNOT - are headlining what promises to be one of the greatest tours in the history of the genre. "SLIPKNOT is the best metal band on the planet. Head banging grown-ups would be surprised by the lessons taught (here)."- says The Washington Post. Hit Parader concurs - "THE KNOT remain a true 21st century rock and roll phenomenon- the band most responsible for providing style and substance to Metal (music today)." Over the last few years the Des Moines 9-piece has graced the pages of Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Spin, Revolver and countless more publications. They have stormed the stages of The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Daily Fuse
press release reports: Tune in to the Daily Download on Fuse all this week at 6pm Eastern for great guests including Cam'ron, Xzibit, and Gwen Stefani! Check your local TV listings or www.fuse.tv to find out what channel Fuse is on in your area. 

Wednesday 12/8: Guest: Mario - Free Tower Download: Green Day "Holday/Boulevard Of Broken Dreams 

Thursday 12/9: Guest: Shinedown, Xzibit - Free Tower Download: Green Day "St. Jimmy" 

Friday 12/10: Guest: Switchfoot, Gwen Stefani - Free Tower Download: [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

AHC Tour
press release reports: American Head Charge have confirmed a 2005 tour with OTEP, Candiria, and The Autumn Offering. Dates to come. In addition, American Head Charge have confirmed a hometown show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN, on December 28th. The Feeding, American Head Charge's new album, hits stores on Feb. 15th. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Cool Dylan Tribute
press release reports: Listen To Bob Dylan (Because He's Cool) is a tribute album being released by Drive-Thru / Love Minus Zero Records (tentatively) on May 24, 2005 to celebrate Dylan's 64th birthday. The goal of the CD is to introduce a newer, younger generation of listeners to Bob Dylan's music through artists that they love, the same way we (Stefanie & Richard) were introduced to his music through one of our favorite bands, The Alarm, back in the mid-nineties. Bob Dylan is one of the greatest songwriters of all time...musically and lyrically!!! 

To hear a cover song of "The Times They Are A-Changin'" by The Stay At Home Joneses (feat. JR & Roger from Less Than Jake) click the full story link- Click Here for the Full Story 

Wanna hang out with Shinedown?
press release reports: Wanna hang out with Shinedown? They're on Daily Download, FUSE's live studio show on Thursday, December 9th! You need to be available that day from 4:30pm-7:15pm. If you're between the ages of 15-25 and in the NYC area, please e-mail audience@fuse.tv. The studio is located across the street from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station (11 Penn Plaza--7th Avenue between 31st and 32nd Streets). In your e-mail, be sure to put SHINEDOWN in the subject line, and include all your contact info. (We mean your digits!) Space is limited--first come, first served. 

If you can't make it, you can check out Shinedown on Daily Download, LIVE on Fuse from 6pm-7pm EST (with a repeat presentation at 10-11pm EST) on Thursday, December 9th. Go to www.fuse.tv to find Fuse on your local cable system. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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