Day In Rock 12/14: Dimebag Public Service- DMX Paternity- Lit Dissed- Punk Karaoke- Kylie Injured- Rock Hall 05- Pantera Were Planning Reunion?- Top Tours 04- Priest CD- Crue Reject- OuKast Finish- Dick Won't Drop Ball- Wilco- Circle Jerks- Honoi Rocks- X Factor Losers Biggest Winners- Snapcase- Norma Jean- Cursed Soundtrack- KSE Special Edition- Red, Black and White Stripes- The Music- more
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Dimebag Public Service
MTV reports: Fans will be able to pay their respects to former Damageplan/ Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott on Tuesday night during a public memorial service. 

The service will take place at the Arlington Convention Center at 1200 Ballpark Way in Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday night. Doors will open at 8 p.m.; the service will start at 9 and continue until midnight[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

DMX Paternity
MuchMusic reports: DMX was hit with a paternity suit last week. The rapper was served with the lawsuit outside a New York courtroom where he was appearing to face reckless endangerment and DUI charges. The suit alleges that DMX is the father of a four-year-old boy with a woman from upstate New York. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MuchMusic also has news on MJ Fingerprints, Evanescence Lyrics Lawsuit, U2 Inducted, Words From Dime's Peers Lindsay's Dad In Rehab and more click here to check it out

Lit Dissed
siN's metal news reports: REMEMBERING NEVER have poked back at LIT, following their ongoing war of internet words, and had this to say: 

"in retort to the internet has-been crybaby rockstars (which only include singer and chin pony tailed guitar player, and to the best of our knowledge, not the bass player or drummer):no we didnt do it, nor did any other band on the tour. from what we understand, the singer and the guitar player were popping off at the mouth onstage at their rock concert about hardcore, straight edge, and veganism (which obviously they know jack s*** about) and somebody "vandalized" their trailer and bus. i got a phone call from our label 12 hours later about it. apparently they got their tribal tattoos in a twist and the s*** hit the fan on their website. this is quite silly and sad that this washed up bunch are trying to resurrect another 15 minutes of fame. no one cares. you talked s*** about peoples lifestyles. it was dealt with. why are you crying? maybe you'll think twice next time. [see full story for a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Punk Karaoke 
Punkbands.com reports: Take your pick: Johnny Lydon or "The Lion King"? Members of NOFX, Bad Religion and Social Distortion sing other folks' songs in Punk Rock Karaoke. The Punk Rock Karaoke will be disrupting the West Coast with 8 perfomances in December. Concluding our 8th year of keeping it Real for the kids (Old and Young). Eric Melvin, Steve Soto, Derek O`Brien and Greg Hetson will be supporting you (on vocals).[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Kylie Minogue Injured
Ananova reports: Kylie Minogue was left in agony after twisting her ankle during a performance for a German television show. 

The singer was performing her new single I Believe In You on TV show Wettan Das, when she slipped over, hurting her ankle reports Femalefirst.co.uk. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Elton cancels second gig, Duncan to be a travel reporter, Steve thanks Sharon for X Factor victory, Dupri to revamp We Are The World, 'Greatest' albums put to vote and more click here to check it out

Rock Hall 05
liveDaily reports: U2, Buddy Guy, Percy Sledge, The O'Jays and The Pretenders will become the 20th class to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fam, the Rock Hall foundation announced Monday (12/13). 

The five acts, along with two Non-Performer inductees, will be enshrined during a March 14 ceremony at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Pantera Were Planning Reunion?
Blabbermouth reports: Singer Mike D. Williams of EYEHATEGOD, which features in its ranks SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist Jimmy Bower, has posted the following message at his Southern Nihilism Front web site: 

"I know by now you've all heard this bulls*** [about Dimebag being shot to death]... It's sad as f***. I can't even put into words the scope of the violence involved in this... A couple of my other friends were shot as well. 

"The f***ed up thing is that the shooter was apparently pissed 'cos PANTERA broke up... The goddamn irony of it all is (nothing was set in stone), but they were just starting to talk about doing some reunion shows and put all their petty differences aside. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Top Tours 04
Blabbermouth reports: Top grossing tours of 2004, according to Billboard Boxscore: 

01. MADONNA ($125 million)
02. PRINCE ($90.2 million)
03. SHANIA TWAIN ($62.5 million)
04. SIMON & GARFUNKEL ($59 million)
05. METALLICA ($53.8 million)
[see full story for the rest of the top 10]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Metallica Killer Denied By Supremes
Blabbermouth reports: The U.S. Supreme Court today (Dec. 13) refused to review the appeal of a Texas death row inmate who chanted the chorus to METALLICA's "No Remorse" after fatally shooting a man in the head in Corpus Christi and robbing him of $13 twenty years ago. 

The Supreme Court had previously voted twice to stay Troy Kunkle's execution while his attorneys filed appeals. The most recent vote came last month by a 5-to-4 vote. 

His attorneys contend that Kunkle's drug and alcohol abuse history wasn't properly considered as mitigating evidence at trial. But justices declined today to accept the appeal, allowing Kunkle's execution to proceed. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Priest CD Details
Blabbermouth reports: BLABBERMOUTH.NET can be the first to report that JUDAS PRIEST have set "Angel of Retribution" as the title of their brand-new album, now due on March 1, 2005 (February 28, 2005 internationally) via Sony/Epic Records. Songs slated to appear on the CD include "Judas Rising", "Deal with the Devil", "Revolution", "Worth Fighting For" and "Hellrider". The first single from the album is expected to be "Revolution", although this could change between now and the song's projected radio impact date. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on DIMEBAG DARRELL To Be Buried In KISS KASKET, DIMEBAG's Memorial To Feature Video Tribute, Possible Live Performances, Drummer RICHARD CHRISTY: 'My Heart Goes Out To CHUCK SCHULDINER And DIMEBAG DARRELL', PAINMUSEUM: 'Bloody Wings' Available For Download , W.A.S.P. Tribute Track Posted Online and more click here to check it out

Crue Reject
Jam reports: The new Motley Crue single, "If I Die Tomorrow," is actually a leftover song from Simple Plan's recording sessions for its latest album, "Still Not Getting Any..." The common denominator is Bob Rock, who produced the Crue's new material after completing work with the Montreal rock band.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
OuKast Finish Film
Pitchfork reports: After a relatively quiet 2004, the world-conquering duo Outkast will once again be ubiquitous in 2005, with both an HBO film and a pair of albums on the way. The duo's HBO film-- which co-stars Ving Rhames, Paula Jai Parker, and Terrence Howard-- is titled My Life in Idlewild, and is set in the Prohibition-era South, where speakeasy performer Big Boi and his piano-playing pal Andre 3000 are forced to protect their illegal club from gangsters. 

The next Outkast LP will either be the My Life soundtrack or The Hard 10, depending on the film's release date. If the HBO movie is first aired in the spring, the soundtrack will hit the stores first; if it doesn't appear until later in the year, The Hard 10 will be issued in the first half of the year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Pitchfork also has news on James Brown diagnosed with cancer, Decemberists' Meloy tours solo, preps EP, Mirah continues small-venue tour, Wilco set 2005 tour dates, First posthumous ODB LP ready for release and more click here to check it out

Dick Won't Drop Ball
Washington Post reports: New Year's Eve will be televised without Dick Clark for the first time in 33 years. 

The TV icon, who is in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a stroke last week, will not host ABC's annual "New Year's Rockin' Eve" orgy of retro-ness. Regis Philbin will fill in for him. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Marley Natl Hero
AP reports: He's received countless musical accolades, inspired millions with his message of "one love" and is even hailed as a prophet by some. 

Now, members of Bob Marley's estate are lobbying the government to proclaim the dreadlocked reggae singer a national hero, Jamaica's highest honor. Marley died of cancer in Miami in 1981 at 36, and some of his family members have lived in South Florida. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

WMG At A Loss
AP reports: Warner Music Group reported a narrower loss Monday, crediting a restructuring effort that cut costs. 

The privately held New York-based firm, home to artists like Madonna and Kid Rock, reported a $136 million net loss for the 10-month period ending Sept. 30, compared to a $239 million loss in the same period last year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Wilco Tour
Aversion reports: Wilco will hit the road in late winter to support their limited-edition Wilco Book release. 

Wilco's tour dates are: 

Feb. 8 - Foellinger Auditorium, Champaign, Ill.
Feb. 9 - Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio
Feb. 11 - Taft Theatre, Cincinnati
Feb. 12 - Orpheum Theatre, Memphis
Feb. 13 - Alabama Theatre, Birmingham
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Circle Jerks DVD
Aversion reports: The Circle Jerks will release a live DVD through Kung Fu Records early next year. 

The Los Angeles punk act is back in business, with plans to release an installment in Kung Fu's The Show Must Go Off video series. The Jerks' video, due Jan. 25, contains more than 26 of th band's songs and was recorded in 5.1 digital sound. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on U2 Voted into Rock Hall of Fame, Tossers Singer Records Solo Album, Queen Reforms, Soviettes Sign to Fat, Glastonbury Oranizer Gets Honorary Ph.D. and more click here to check it out

Honoi Rocks Hostile New CD
Totalrock reports: Hanoi Rocks are to call their new album 'Another Hostile Takeover'. This is to be released early in 2005. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Dimebag Fund
Totalrock reports: A Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund has now been set up. This is to cover bereavement and medical expenses for the victims of the shooting tragedy in Columbus, Ohio last Wednesday. Cheques, payable to ‘The Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund', should be sent to: NationalNoise, 3100 Main .105, Dallas TX 75226, USA.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Crowbar Get Some Hate', Wal-Mart Sued Over Evanescence, Queen On Tour, CKY Take A 'Hand', Motley Start In Puerto Rico and more click here to check it out

X Factor Losers Biggest Winners
Dis reports: Some of you might have been bored enough to stay in on Saturday and watch Steve Brookstein win ITV's X Factor show. Unlucky. Still, at least you can smirk in the knowledge that show losers G4 are already worth more than the eventual winner. 

Irish judge Louis Walsh told a red-top rag that the poperatic four-piece will sign a deal with Sony worth more than the £1m Steve got for winning. Your mum will be pleased. They covered Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody', you know. 

And should, probably, be shot for what they did to it. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: DiS also has news on Wal-Mart sued over Evanescence's potty mouths, Peel Stage to oust Glasto Dance Tent?, Stellastarr* ready work on second LP, Jimmy Eat World return to the UK, Blues Explosion buddy up with Hives on UK tour and more click here to check it out

Final Snapcase
The PRP reports: Snapcase have announced the details for their farewell show, it will take place at The Sphere in Buffalo, NY on January 22nd. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Norma Jean Set Release
The PRP reports: Norma Jean have set a March 01st release date through Solid State for their upcoming new album "O' God, The Aftermath", which they have been working on as of late with producer Matt Bayles (Isis, Mastodon). [see full story for tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Cursed Soundtrack
press release reports: "I'm a huge Wes Craven fan, all the way back to the first ‘Nightmare On Elm Street,'" says Treadstone Records President Jonathan Platt, enumerating the reasons he's thrilled his company is releasing the soundtrack to Cursed, the new film from Craven and his "Scream" creative team. 

Among the rare and exclusive tracks gracing the CURSED Original Soundtrack are Bowling For Soup's oh-so-appropriate take on the 1966 chestnut "Lil' Red Riding Hood," Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell's equally apropos "You'll Never Catch Me," Dashboard Confessional's "This Is A Forgery," The Crystal Method's "Bound Too Long," "Are You Ready," from Three Days Grace, a remix by Carmen Rizzo of Alkaline Trio's "Fine Without You," "If You Don't Jump (You Are English)," from Icelandic critical darlings GusGus, and Reno's "Still Need Your Love." Rounding out the set are tracks from Apollo 440, Junkie XL featuring Saffron, and MBD featuring "Cursed" (and "Scream") score composer Marco Beltrami. [The soundtrack hits stores Feb 8] - Click Here for the Full Story 

KSE Special Edition
press release reports: To commemorate the success of The End Of Heartache and the Killswitch Engage's addition to the main stage on the inaugural Taste of Chaos Tour with The Used and My Chemical Romance, Roadrunner is releasing The End of Heartache Special Edition. This expanded edition will include a second disc of rare and live tracks, the music videos for "Rose of Sharyn" and "The End of Heartache" and expanded artwork. The three live tracks will be taken from the band's current tour stops in Seattle and San Francisco. The rare tracks will contain a version of "Fixation on Darkness" with vocals by Howard Jones; the original version of which appeared on Alive or Just Breathing. Also included are the single version of "The End of Heartache" and a previously unavailable track entitled "My Life for Yours" . Rounding out the set is "Irreversal" , a track which, in addition to Jones, features original singer Jesse Leach and close band friend Phil Labonte of All That Remains on vocals. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Fuse Daily Download
press release reports: Tune in to the Daily Download on Fuse this week to catch live performances from Crossfade, Skindred and Avril Lavigne. And don't miss your chance to download free tracks from The Used all this week by watching for the daily "D-Word". Watch Daily Download every day this week at 6pm Eastern. 

Tuesday 12/14: Guest: Maroon 5 - Tower Download: The Used "Listening" 

Wednesday 12/15: Guest: Skindred (performing) - Tower Download: The Used "Let It Bleed" 

Thursday 12/16: Guest: Avril Lavinge (performing solo acoustic)- Tower Download: : The Used "Cut Up Angels" 

Friday 12/17 Tower Download: The Used "All That I've Got" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Advil is going to play a guitar? All by herself? 

Red, Black and White Stripes
Day in Rock reports: Neighborhoodies has a White Stripes contest. Here is the deal. You design a White Stripes inspired Neighborhoodie using red, black and white. Submit and if you win you'll get a copy of the new White Stripes DVD and a Neighborhoodie item of your choice. If you're interested, then checkout the full story link. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
The Music Tour
Day in Rock reports: The Music will be hitting the road early next year and they are taking Kasabuan along for the ride. The first few dates are listed below; see the full story link for more. 

2/17 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
2/18 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
2/19 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
2/22 - Providence, RI - The Call
2/23 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ask Brian May
antiMUSIC reports: Do you have a burning question for Brian May, the legendary guitarist of Queen? What about multi-platinum rockers 3 Doors Down? Here is your chance to ask! 

We are now accepting questions for a new interview series called ReaderView. As the name suggests the questions will come from our readers. It will kick off in a big way with Brian May from Queen followed by 3 Doors Down. See the full story link to submit your questions. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Best of 2004 Countdown
reports: Over the next three weeks we will be unveiling our writers' picks for the best of 2004. 

Every day we will be posting a new Top 5 list from one of our writers, selected at random. At the conclusion we will reveal the master list. We also want to let you take part and will be accepting nominations for a readers choice list. 

Today DeadSun gives us his Top 5 of 2004. (click the full story link to read his comments on the CDs and for related links for release and to submit your picks for the readers choice list - and see past days lists you may have missed!) 

DeadSun's Top 5 of 2004: 

1. Mastodon - Leviathan
2. Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine
3. Mclusky - The Difference Between Me and You Is That I'm Not On Fire 
4. Nasum - Shift
5. Einsturzende Neubauten - Perpetuum Mobile 
- Click Here for the Full Story 

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