Day In Rock 12/24: Metal Rape Update- 50 Cent Vs Everyone- J.Lo Sued by Ex- Oasis Complete CD- Groupies OK With Sharon- Stairway Top Song- Aerosmith- Busted Goes Bust?- Mudvayne- Lamb of God DVD- Trustkill Reissues- Pedro The MP3s- Sigur Ros- New Blood for Bled- Rammstein- Most Precious Cover- Disturbed Plan Dimebag Benefit- Dick Heckstall-Smith RIP- Erasure US Tour- more
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Due to the holiday we have a shorter edition of the Day in Rock today.  Everyone have a Rockin' Christmas and we will see you on Monday! 
Metal Rape Update
BW&BK reports: Two touring musicians with the Norwegian black metal band SATYRICON are scheduled to make a Christmas Eve appearance at Old City Hall via video after being charged with giving a fan a date-rape drug and sexually assaulting her in a tour bus following a Dec. 15 concert. 

Steinar Gundersen, 34, and Arnt Gronbech, 27, have each been charged with administering a stupefying drug and sexual assault, Constable Kristine Bacharach said yesterday… The two men have already appeared in court and were ordered detained pending a bail review or preliminary hearing, a court official said. 

"They intend to vigorously defend themselves on this, and they look forward to the opportunity to present all the relevant facts at the appropriate time in the appropriate forum," said Toronto defense lawyer Jody Berkes. Norway's ambassador to Canada, Ingvard Havnen, said yesterday the two men have received help through diplomatic channels. "We provide assistance to Norwegians in Canada and we are assisting in providing them (the two accused) with a lawyer," he said yesterday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Stairway Top Song
BW&BK reports: The LED ZEPPELIN classic ‘Stairway To Heaven' has been named the best rock song of all time. 

‘Freebird' by LYNYRD SKYNYRD was second with ‘Bohemian Rhapsody' by QUEEN, ‘Smoke On The Water' by DEEP PURPLE and BLACK SABBATH's ‘Paranoid' following in a survey run by radio station Planet Rock. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

50 Cent Vs Everyone
MTV reports: Looks like 50 Cent is at it again. The G-Unit honcho was on Funkmaster Flex's radio show in New York on Wednesday night, taking aim at Ja Rule, Jadakiss, Fat Joe, Nas and Kelis. 50 said he has a track titled "Piggy Bank" that addresses his beefs with all of the aforementioned artists, adding that he took particular offense to Fat Joe and Jadakiss' support of Ja Rule on the hit single "New York." "They co-signed that one," said 50. "Even people who were on the outskirts, like, 'Nah, I don't want no part of it' and 'Y'all need to just chill' — they have cameos [in the video,] saying, 'I'm From New York!' " [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
J.Lo Sued by Ex
AP reports: An ex-husband of Jennifer Lopez sued her for alleged breach of contract, claiming he was wrongly fired as the manager of her restaurant in Pasadena. 

Ojani Noa, a waiter who married Lopez in 1997, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Superior Court. They met at a restaurant in Miami where he worked and were married for about a year. 

Noa quit his job managing the Conga Room in Los Angeles in 2002 to take a job running Lopez's new restaurant, Madres, and was told by her that she would not fire him "without good cause or reason," the lawsuit said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Oasis Complete CD
DiS reports: Noel Gallagher has revealed that the new Oasis album is completed and ready to run. 

Speaking at the UK Comedy Awards yesterday, he explained that the band had recorded the record three times and didn't know if it was ‘any good' or not… before quickly adding that it of course, was. According to him. 

The senior Gallagher also claimed that he had designed the record cover himself… 

The record should see the light of day around May 2005, in time for the band's extremely large outdoor gigs in the summer. All of which have sold out. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: DiS also has news on Tip for 2005: Jeniferever bring their beautiful Swedish epicness hither, Chemicals extend tour: Secret Machine to support, Martha Wainwright appears in The Aviator & UK dates announced, FoW do American Football ad and plan new discs, DiScussion: Pete Doherty Newsnight and more click here to check it out

Groupies OK With Sharon
Blabbermouth reports: The outspoken wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne believes women married to musicians are better off establishing ground rules about the groupies they have sexual experiences with on the road — because it will happen. 

She tells Blender magazine, "If (your) husband isn't getting a blow job when he's on tour in Canada and you're in bloody England, he's either gay or a mutant. 

"As long as he doesn't know her name, doesn't get her phone number and doesn't do it a second time, it's okay." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Aerosmith Gold
Blabbermouth reports: Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH will re-release their 2001 retrospective, "Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology", on January 11 with a new title — "Gold". The two-disc, 34-track set celebrates the group's dozen years with the Geffen Records label, including hits such as "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)", "What It Takes", "Janie's Got A Gun", "Cryin'" and their remake of "Walk This Way" with RUN-D.M.C. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on JUDAS PRIEST's GLENN TIPTON Scales New Heights For Christmas, Ex-IRON MAIDEN Singer To Be Joined By OMNIUM GATHERUM, MANITOU Members At Finnish Gig, SILENT FORCE To Support KAMELOT In Japan, DARK TRANQUILLITY: New Song Posted Online, PREJUDICE Begin Writing New Material and more click here to check it out

Busted Goes Bust?
Gigwise reports: Everyone's favourite pop band Busted are on the verge of splitting, Tory campaigners may be displeased to hear. 

The three-piece were appearing at a Band Aid "chariddy" gig when caterpillar eyebrows or Charlie Simpson as he's sometimes known suggested the band should split up live onstage at their final gig of their current tour, that night, at London's Wembley Arena and "bow out while they're on top", reports The Sun. 

He was persuaded not to go ahead with his idea by the other two band members. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Mudvayne Tour
IAYM reports: MuDvAyNe will soon be embarking on a club tour in the U.S., dates and venues are as follows: 

January 29th Sacramento, California Boardwalk 
January 30th Henderson, Nevada Roadhouse 
January 31st Los Angeles, California Whisky 
February 02nd San Antonio, Texas Sanctuary 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Lamb of God DVD
IAYM reports: Lamb Of God are said to now be eyeing a tentative March 08th, 2005 release date through Epic for their forthcoming new live DVD effort[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Trustkill Reissues
IAYM reports: Trustkill are planning to re-release both Eighteen Visions' "Vanity" and Bleeding Through's "This Is Love, This Is Murderous" efforts on January 25th. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Pedro The MP3s
Aversion reports: Pedro the Lion fanatics can receive alternate versions of the band's songs on a download-only EP. 

The band collects a handful of radio-station performances for its aptly named Stations EP. The selections on the album span David Bazan's career, including a cut from this year's Achilles' Heel [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sigur Ros Almost Done
Aversion reports: Iceland's biggest export since Bjork, Sigur Ros, has nearly completed its next album. 

The band announced on its web site that the act's finished the primary recording of the follow-up to 2002's (). All that's left on the still-untitled record are extra flourishes. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Westerberg Recruits Band for Tour, New Crooked Fingers Coming, Unwritten Law Returns in February, Doherty Admits to Self-Destructive Bent, No Use for A Name Plans LP, EP and more click here to check it out

New Blood for Bled
The PRP reports: The Bled have now enlisted Darren Simoes of Our Cure The Rocketship as their new permanent bassist. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rammstein Dates
The PRP reports: Rammstein will be touring throughout Europe and the UK come February, dates include: 
February 01st Erfurt - Messehalle
February 03rd London, UK - Brixton Academy
February 04th London, UK - Brixton Academy
February 05th London, UK - Brixton Academy
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Most Precious Cover
The PRP reports: Most Precious Blood are presently in the studio working on a cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like A Hole". The song is slated to appear on the bands upcoming Japanese release of their "Our Lady Of Annihilation" album [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Disturbed Plan Dimebag Benefit
Digital Noise reports: Disturbed are in the process of organizing a special show in aid of the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund. The show is scheduled to take place at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL on February 23rd. Proceeds from the show will be used to cover bereavement and medical costs for John 'Kat' Brooks, Chris Paluska, and Jeffrey 'Mayhem' Thompson. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Dick Heckstall-Smith RIP
Totalrock reports: Dick Heckstall-Smith, the saxophonist who made his name with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, the Graham Bond Organisation and Colosseum, has died. He was 70. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Erasure US Tour
liveDaily reports: Erasure--a.k.a. Vince Clarke and Andy Bell--plans to start 2005 by releasing its first collection of all-new material since 2000, and will back the album with a U.S. tour. 

Titled "Nightbird," the new album is scheduled for a Jan. 25 release. Fans will have nearly three months to digest the set before the duo launches its tour in mid-April. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Smoke Mirrors Soph
press release reports: After achieving newfound success with "The Perfume of Creosote: Desert Exotica Part One," their first CD as Smoke Mirrors, Michael Ely and Spider Taylor, founders of the L.A. post-punk band Red Wedding, are back with their sophomore release entitled "Deities." 

"Deities" is a two-disc, twenty-two track extravaganza inspired by the ancient and colorful deities of the world's oldest religion˜Hinduism˜and consists of surreal, lush compositions brimming with powerful beats that set it apart from the usual ambient fare.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Best of 2004 Countdown
As we close in on the New Year, 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 Zane Ewton 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!) 

Zane Ewton's Top 5 of 2004: 

1. Pixies - Wave of Mutilation: The Best of the Pixies 
2. Probot - Probot 
3. The Cure - The Cure 
4. Aerosmith - Honkin' on Bobo 
5. Interpol - Antics 

- Click Here for the Full Story 

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