RIAA Victory Over P2P Co.
Soul Shine reports: In a court settlement with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and iMesh, the software company agreed to pay $4.1 million for copyright infringement. Previously US courts have ruled that the software companies are not liable for what consumers do with the software.
IMesh is an Israeli software company who created software for users to search and download music files. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Soul Shine reports: No one can disagree that the Ramones were one of the first punk bands ever formed. Inspired by bands like the Stooges and going on to inspire acts like the Sex Pistols themselves, the Ramones are part of a long line of rock royalty. It's fitting then, that the band has so many different projects dedicated to them.
They have a street named after them (Joey Ramone Place in NYC), hundreds of tribute records, and countless followers. Recently added to that list was a documentary centered on the band called ‘End of the Century' (it still hasn't been released to the general public due to legal issues).
Another tribute to the Ramones comes in the form of a book. ‘Rock in Peace: Dee Dee and Joey Ramone' will soon see release. Its counterpart ‘Heaven Needed a Lead Singer: Fans Remember Joey Ramone' was put on shelves shortly after Joey Ramone's death in 2001. Both books were written by Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone (whether or not that is the author's real name is a different issue). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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PriestMas? Judas Priest Xmas
Electric Basement reports: JUDAS PRIEST manager Jayne Andrews posted the release date for the band's first album with singer ROB HALFORD since 1990's Painkiller. Fans can expect the album out on Epic Records on December 28th with a world tour to follow in 2005. No word on a title at this point.- Click Here for the Full Story
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Kelly Osbourne Vs. Busted
Blabbermouth reports: [We haven't had a Kelly Osbourne insulted by (fill in the blank) story in a while, so we were due for one. Plus it was a slow news day.] The singer of the British pop group BUSTED has added further fuel to their ongoing feud with Kelly Osbourne — by declaring she exists solely off her father's fame, according to Ireland Online.
BUSTED were less than impressed with Osbourne's recent comments they are "the stupidest, most ridiculous fools ever" who wear "more make up than I do".
So Simpson has blasted the reality TV star, "Kelly loves the fact that her dad, Ozzy, is a legend. But that's the thing. Her dad is a legend. She's not." - Click Here for the Full Story
Alice Cooper In Staples Ad
Blabbermouth reports: Alice Cooper will star in Staples, Inc.'s newest back-to-school commercial campaign. The commercial, created by Minneapolis-based Martin|Williams Advertising, humorously utilizes Cooper's legendary anthem "School's Out" to support the company's 2004 back-to-school brand position as a one-stop, in-stock shopping destination for everything on school lists. The 30-second spot, entitled "Alice," is currently airing in select markets, with a national rollout beginning on July 26.
"Staples' back-to-school commercial takes the Alice persona and places him in an amusing situation that you wouldn't normally picture him in — shopping for school supplies with his daughter," said Shira Goodman, executive vice president of marketing for Staples. - Click Here for the Full Story
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Crosby Nash 04: Jurasic Rockers
press release reports: David Crosby and Graham Nash have thrown their respective hats into the ring for the Presidency of the United States, entering an already crowded and diverse field with their bid on the Party Party ticket. What distinguishes the Crosby/Nash candidacy is that theirs is a campaign for a "Joint Presidency," where the two will share responsibilities on an alternate day basis. When asked who would be named their Vice President, Graham Nash replied there was no need for one—"We'll have two presidents, and between us we have vice covered."
Crosby and Nash caught members of the media off guard at a press event earlier this month that was expected to be an official announcement of the release of their first album together as a duo in almost three decades. Instead, the spotlight turned to their run for Joint Presidency 2004. Among other things, the co-candidates discussed the imminent launch of their barn-storming tour across America in the official Crosby-Nash campaign airstream trailer, and their national television advertising campaign scheduled to begin airing July 26.
Recently, David Crosby told an assembled crowd that, if elected, one of their first acts would be the cleaning out of Area 51 to address the illegal alien issue." Other campaign promises include free money, and a night in the Lincoln Bedroom to anyone who antes up $200,000. The renamed "Social Insecurity" and "Medicareless" agencies will be overhauled, and the candidates are researching fixing the electronic voting machine situation. "Remember," they say, "it's not the people who vote that change things, it's the people that count the votes that change things." [see full story link to visit the official campaign website]- Click Here for the Full Story
Slayer Wait Til 05
The PRP reports: Slayer are now tentatively planning to hit the studio to begin recording their new album in January. The group had originally planned to start tracking the effort earlier this year but were sidelined as their label American Recordings is in the process of lining up a new parent label, reportedly once again Universal based. - Click Here for the Full Story
Hopesfall Eye Rocktober Release
The PRP reports: Hopesfall have completed mixing their upcoming new album which is planned out through Trustkill this October.- Click Here for the Full Story
Taking Back Sunday Leak
Day in Rock reports: MTV is currently feature Taking Back Sunday's forthcoming CD "Where You Want to Be" on the Leak. What that means is you can click the handy dandy full story link to head over to MTV.com and stream the entire new CD before it hits stores next Tuesday. - Click Here for the Full Story
Matchbox Jewel For A Cause
NMC reports: On Tuesday, August 3, Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas and Jewel will take part in an intimate, acoustic benefit performance at New York's China Club to help the Sidewalk Angels Foundation. Proceeds from the ticket sales benefit the non-profit organization, which was created by Thomas and his wife Marisol to help people who are destitute or homeless in and around America's large cities. Sidewalk Angels Foundation also helps animals that have been abused or abandoned, and the organization will donate the August 3 concert's proceeds to Pets Alive (www.petsalive.com), a no-kill animal shelter in Middletown, New York. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Navarro on America's Most
Abrasive Rock reports: Ex-Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro will appear on Fox's America's Most Wanted on Saturday to discuss how the show's helped in the capture of his mother's murderer. John Riccardi, a former boyfriend of Connie Navarro who shot her and her best friend in 1983, was apprehended eight years ago as a result of a tip placed by an AMW viewer. "Your calls really make a difference in our lives," testifies Navarro. - Click Here for the Full Story
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Luna Prep Rocktober Release
Pitchfork reports: Yes, yes, y'all, the body rock, y'all: Luna are set to release their seventh long-player this fall. The album, entitled Rendezvous, will be released by Jetset Records on October 26th in The Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Four, making it the band's first new material in two years-- which is right about on par with their typical gestation period. In all fairness, frontman Dean Wareham has spent the last couple of years canoodling musically with bassist Britta Phillips (who you might remember as the high-pitched wheeze behind Jem & The Holograms), releasing an album and EP under the very descriptive Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips moniker. - Click Here for the Full Story
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Apple Ink Euro Indie Deal
Reuters reports: Apple Computer Inc. clinched licensing deals with a trio of Europe's independent music labels to bring acts such as The White Stripes and Basement Jaxx to iTunes Europe customers for downloading, the company said on Wednesday.- Click Here for the Full Story
Frampton Sues Billabong
Drowned in Sound reports: The Mid West's favoured 70's rock icon, Peter Frampton is to sue surf wear clothiers Billabong over a line of garments which features the slogan ‘Baby I Love Your Waves' and also sports his image. Frampton is claiming that the items – which include bikinis and rash guard surf tops – are a direct and ‘obvious reference' to his hit song ‘Baby I Love Your Way', which your parents probably liked. Rather damningly for Billabong, the clothing line is called ‘Frampton'. Duh. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
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KISS Still Rules on VH1
ArrowFM reports: VH1 special about everything KISS? When Kiss Ruled The World will premiere Friday at 11:00 pm and features founding members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and the coolest of them all, Ace Frehley (don't believe the hype!). The hour-long episode chronicles the band's rise to superstardom, their fall from grace and their lasting influence on their die-hard fans. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Stones Live Licks
ArrowFM reports: The Rolling Stones are expected to release a live album with songs from the 2002-2003 Licks world tour during the first week of September 2004. Tracks on the album are not confirmed yet, but early news is that there will be one CD with their greatest hits live and another 2CD product, with the first CD plus an extra CD with more of their rare tracks played during the tour. - Click Here for the Full Story
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Pig Destroyer 5.1
IAYM reports: Pig Destroyer have finally completed work on their new album "Terrifyer", which will see a release through Relapse on October 12th. The outing is 32 minutes in length, and also features a 37 minute audio DVD track entitled "NATASHA", which is mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound. [see full story for tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story
IAYM reports: SOiL have been added as supporting act for the duration of Static-X's headlining tour for which dates were announced recently. In related news, the band are said to have parted ways with their label J Records... [more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Buffett 1st No. 1
liveDaily reports: Fans snapped up nearly 235,000 copies of Jimmy Buffett's "License to Chill" during the album's first week in stores, enough to earn the veteran artist his first No. 1 album. - Click Here for the Full Story
Norah Jones Downsizes Tour
liveDaily reports: With the kick-off less than a month away, Norah Jones has moved a number of shows on her upcoming tour into smaller venues.
The Grammy-winning pianist/singer's itinerary--which begins on Aug. 12--was originally routed through large amphitheaters, but several shows have since been downgraded to theater-sized venues.
In addition to the venue changes, Jones' itinerary now includes a number of new Canadian stops. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Beck's Goes Heavier on New
Xfm reports: Xfm Online can report that Beck is to release his eighth studio album later this year. The follow up to 2002's ‘Sea Change' sees the diminutive folk funkster reunited with acclaimed ‘Odelay' producers The Dust Brothers.
"It's pretty aggressive," Beck says of the new material in an interview with Rolling Stone, "I've been working on it for a while, but I ended up doing 'Sea Change' first. I've been wanting to do a record with loud guitars for a long time."
The new as yet untitled album is has been completed and is currently being mixed in Los Angles with an October release date scheduled. Songs expected to appear include ‘Guero', ‘E-Pro', ‘Scarecrow' and ‘Chain Reaction'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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press release reports: Florida melodic rockers have completed recording 3 new tracks for thier forthcoming sophomore effort. Lead vocalist Adam Randall tells the Day in Rock that the songs are in the final mixing stages. They will also be playing one new local show on July 31st at The Emerald Pub in Ft. Lauderdale,FL, before gearing up for a bunch of label showcases this fall, with an eye towards landing a new deal with a bigger label for thier forthcoming CD. Click the full story link for more on the show and group. - Click Here for the Full Story
Goatwhore Ink Deal
press release reports: Metal Blade Records Inc. has officially signed the New Orleans based black metal band Goatwhore. Goatwhore is known all over the underground scene for pushing the boundaries of black metal taking it to a more extreme level without all the theatrics the genre has become famous for. They focus on the raw brutality of the music itself creating a horrific soundscape that will bring you to your knees. Be prepared for plenty of touring and then a new album on Metal Blade Records in mid 2005. - Click Here for the Full Story
Christia Mantzke Comes in
press release reports: It has been announced by The Jim Halsey Company that Christia Mantzke has won second place in the rock/alternative category for the 12th Billboard Song Contest.
Christia has made her mark with her latest CD release 'The First' an artful deliverance of visceral energy and intoxicating vocals that explode with melodic passion. She has taken traditional pop and alternative rock blending them into a dominating revivalist in mainstream music. 'Stop Asking' is included on 'The First'.
The Jim Halsey Company operates the Billboard World Song Contest in conjunction with Billboard Magazine and is in its 12th year. This years showcase will be held at the Historic Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, July 24, 2004.- Click Here for the Full Story
One Year Ago Today: Aerosmith
Frontman Attacks Photographer
reports: [Here is one of the Top stories from one year ago today in the Day in Rock - see the full story link to read the full report from a year ago] CThe New York Daily News reports that Aerosmith's Steven Tyler had an alleged run in with a photographer in New York last week.
According to an eye witness report in the
New York Daily News story, last Thursday Tyler was on Prince St and a female
photographer was following him. He suddenly turned around and took the
photographer's camera. The witness said, "He's shouting at her, and grabs
her by the wrist, saying, 'Let's see how you like it. You're going to stand
there until I tell you not to.' The girl is standing there completely humiliated,
and he's taking pictures and pictures, and all the bystanders were laughing
their ass off." - Click
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