A lot of news came out since Friday's report, so we have an rather lengthy report today.
Coheed Vs. Canada
Day in Rock reports: Some Canadian fans of Coheed and Cambria are a bit miffed at the band (or rather one member of the band) following their recent appearance in Calgary. A few angry fans logged on to the band's official website message board to tell the tale of how Claudio took to the stage, reportedly drunk, and started bad mouthing Canadians and according to one fan in attendance he kept "taunting the crowd to throw bottles at him. The stage was eventually being bombarded with endless bottles, and it looked like the rest of the band was pretty pissed off that this fool had ruined the show. But Claudio just kept laughing like he didn't even give a f**k."
The band has not yet officially made a comment about the incident, but the moderator of the official message board posted this message: "Claud just f**ked up. He was having a bad day and tried to make it better by drowning himself in booze. He just happened to be in Calgary. I can assure you he has nothing against Canada (except maybe the boarder crossings)... if yesterday was in Wisconsin, the Jack Daniels in him would have probably called everyone cheese heads, in Chicago made fun of the Cubs, etc.. He was just in that zone and unfortunately some people had to witness it. [If you want to read more about the incident, click the full story link] - Click Here for the Full Story
Durst Endorses Antichrist?
Day in Rock reports: Fred Durst has checked in on his online blog about the upcoming U.S. election and talks about the leader he feels the world needs. It's not Bush or Kerry, instead he describes his ideal leader; a description that may lead some hardcore Christians (or people familiar with the doctrine) to think Durst is describing the early characteristics of the Antichrist and how he is supposed to come to power. (as the reader that sent us the link pointed out) We have to give Fred the benefit of the doubt that he is sincere, but it does make for a fun headline and some interesting speculation. Or maybe he is hoping for the job? Here is excerpt from his posting, see the full story link for the full text: "we don't need a new president. we don't need the old one either. we need a true leader. someone who speaks for us as humans sharing a planet with many breeds of the same. when a true leader walks our land we will know, we will listen, and we will follow effortlessly. there won't be any campaigns and there will be no marketing. this leaders presence, words, values, integrity and heart will be desired by all of the world. the power of faith this man will obtain, not only from people in america, but everyone around the world, will be the reason our governments will feel threatened and take actions to remove this person from our quest for humanity. this leader will speak from his heart and be adored by all walks of life. this leader will become so powerful that our constitutions will be over ridden and rewritten to reflect a society once dreamed of and now forgotten in our corrupt universe…."[more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Nirvana Bassist Pens Book
Aversion reports: Krist Novoselic, former bassist for Nirvana, will become a published author in September.
Novoselic's book, Of Grunge and Government: Let's Fix This Broken Democracy!, will hit book stores in the fall from Akashic Books/RDV Books. The publisher describes the book as a combination personal memoir and political commentary. [more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Aversion reports: A film that focuses on the legendary Ramones will hit a handful of theaters this fall.
End of the Century, which screened at New
York's Tribecca Film Festival, will ultimately see release in 22 cities
by October. The film's very limited screening schedule is:
Aug. 20 - Angelika Film Center, Manhattan, N.Y.
Aug. 27 - Landmark Act 1 and 2 Cinemas, Berkeley, Calif.
Aug. 27 - Landmark Lumiere 3, San Francisco
Sept. 3 - Landmark Kendall Square, Cambridge, Mass.
Sept. 10 - Landmark Nuart Theater, Los Angeles
Sept. 17 - Landmark E-Street Cinema, Washington, D.C.
Oct. 8 - Starz Film Center, Denver
Oct. 29 - Landmark Varsity Theater, Seattle
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Blabbermouth reports: BRUJERIA singer Juan Brujo was arrested for possession of an illegal weapon (machete) and illegal drugs following the band's performance in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday, July 17. BRUJERIA guitarist Dino Cazares (a.k.a. Asesino, ex-FEAR FACTORY) sent the following report to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the incident:
"The venue [in Tijuana] hired police officers as security for the concert because of the reputation that BRUJERIA has. Just before we were about to hit the stage, the police stopped Brujo for his machete that he takes on stage, they pulled him aside and questioned him, asking him what it's for and why he was wearing the Mexican flag bandana on his face. They said he was desecrating the flag, which is a major offense in Mexico. They continued to search him and found a substantial amount of a controlled substance (marijuana)... a financial compromise was agreed to only allow Brujo to perform the show but still to be arrested immediately after the band's performance and taken to jail, where he spent three days negotiating his release." [see full story link for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
U2, Maiden, Leppard In Rock
Blabbermouth reports: According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee is discussing the potential nominees for 2005 induction. Apart from sure-shot U2, some of the artists eligible for the first time include IRON MAIDEN, DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS, PAT BENATAR and SIMPLE MINDS. Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Criteria include the influence and significance of the artist's contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll. - Click Here for the Full Story
Blabbermouth reports: MOTÖRHEAD, DARK ANGEL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and various members of KISS, DEEP PURPLE and TESTAMENT are among the musicians featured on the upcoming METALLICA tribute album, "Metallic Attack: Metallica - The Ultimate Tribute", due on August 3 through Big Deal Records. [see full story for tracklist and a link to the cover art]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Helmet & Clutch Go Locobazooka
Digital-Noise reports: Helmet, Kittie, Clutch and more have been confirmed to appear at this year's Locobazooka festival.
Other bands that are confirmed to appear include Monster Magnet, Tesla, Breaking Benjamin, Crossfade, Dropbox, Earshot, Saliva, Shinedown, Tantric, UPO and former Buck Cherry frontman Josh Todd. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Digital Noise reports: Mushroomhead singer Jeffery Nothing has confirmed that the band have parted ways with their record label, Republic/Universal Records.
Nothing wrote: "Hello everybody, This was for the best. We were informed from the person who signed us that we were being let out of our contract. They simply said they didn't know what to do, that they tried everything they usually try and we're a different animal... no hard feelings and best wishes. The union, which seemed great at the start, had limitations. We couldn't grow within. So now we're basically starting from a sort of square 1 for about the 10th time.. what else is new? We will continue and we will get stronger as we have every other time we've been in this position but we are not going away, we'll "NEVER LET IT GO." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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BW&BK reports: VENGEANCE (formerly known as VENGEANCE RISING), the extreme Christian thrash metal band from Southern California, are reuniting after 14 years.
The reunion includes Larry Farkas and Doug Thieme on guitars, Roger Dale Martin on bass, and Glen Mancaruso on drums.
It is still uncertain if Roger Martinez (former vocalist) will have any involvement.
Vengeance was born out of Bob Beeman's Sanctuary movement in Southern California in the mid '80's. In their day, they were the undisputed premiere Christian thrash metal band.
They are reuniting for a concert in August with a possible recording project sometime in the future. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
BW&BK reports: ANTHRAX' album of rerecorded classics is due out this fall according to a recent update on guitarist Scott Ian's website.
...it's scheduled for release November 8 in Europe and November 23 in the states. Australia is in there as well.
As previously reported, the album will feature the following tracks as voted by the fans: ‘Anthrax', ‘Panic', ‘Metal Thrashing Mad', ‘Death Rider', ‘AIR', ‘Madhouse', ‘Lone Justice', ‘Among The Living', ‘Caught In A Mosh', ‘Indians', ‘N.F.L.', ‘Be All, End All', ‘Not It's Dark', ‘In My World', ‘Keep It In The Family' and ‘Belly Of The Beast'. - Click Here for the Full Story
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RIFTrock reports: Sepultura's next release "The Best of Sepultura" which was suppose to hit shelves August 10th, has now been pushed back with no signs of another release date.- Click Here for the Full Story
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All That Remains & Shadows
Fall This Fall
siN's metal news reports: Announced by ALL THAT REMAINS on [Sat]'s Headbanger's Ball, SHADOWS FALL and ALL THAT REMAINS will be doing a string of shows in September, with dates to come soon. - Click Here for the Full Story
Beyond The Embrace Leg Break
siN's metal news reports: BEYOND THE EMBRACE have suffered an ''on the road'' injury, with guitarist Jeff Saude breaking his leg mid-set recently, forcing the band out of commission for over a month.- Click Here for the Full Story
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Stone Roses Resurrected By
NME reports: IAN BROWN has played a full set of STONE ROSES songs for the first time in almost ten years, NME.COM can reveal.
The singer made a one-off live appearance last night (July 25) at the Claremont Landscape Garden National Trust park in the south east of England.
The gig, Brown's biggest of the year, was made during a break from recording his fourth solo album, which is due later this year.
NME.COM can reveal that for the show the Stone Roses star hired members of a tribute band called 'Fools Gold', and played an hour of classics, including 'I Wanna Be Adored', 'Fools Gold' and 'Waterfall'.
Also included in the set were rare Roses tunes like 'Mersey Paradise' and 'Where Angels Play'. [Stone Roses fans see full story for more including set list] - Click Here for the Full Story
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AC/DC Lane Challenged
Herald Sun reports: THE owner of Melbourne institution Rosati will fight a move to rename Corporation Lane in a tribute to rock band AC/DC.
Piero Gesualdi said the plan being considered by Melbourne City Council to call it ACDC Lane was inappropriate.
Mr Gesualdi, whose restaurant stands close to Corporation Lane, said the group had no relevance to the street. "AC/DC, as a band, has no affiliation with this area except for being belted out at 3am from a speaker," he wrote in a letter of objection to council.
"AC/DC would have no idea where this area was unless they came to Rosati for a coffee on their way to a gig," Mr Gesualdi said. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Real iPod Compatibility
AP reports: RealNetworks Inc. says it has created technology that allows songs purchased through its online music services to be played on Apple Computer Inc.'s popular iPod player, just a few months after complaining that Apple was rebuffing attempts to form an alliance. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Illinois Jacquet RIP
Washington Post reports: Illinois Jacquet, whose roof-raising saxophone solos electrified an early generation of jazz fans and who later played alongside President Bill Clinton at the White House, died July 22 at his home in Queens, N.Y., of a heart attack. He was 81.
In his long career, which began when he was 3 and ended just days before his death, Mr. Jacquet combined a deep musical knowledge with the flamboyance of a born showman. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Times Square West
Reuters reports: Plans for a billion-dollar, music-driven development in the shadow of the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles will create a West Coast equivalent of Times Square, according to its backer, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG).
The plan, unveiled July 14 to an audience of nearly 200 L.A. business and political figures, includes several new concert venues, along with retail and restaurants, a theater multiplex, hotels, broadcast facilities, corporate offices, condominiums and other developments. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Inside Rainbow DVD
Classic Rock Productions reports: INSIDE RAINBOW 1975-1979
This incisive critical review is the first ever DVD to feature extensive footage of the Dio line up in concert.
Also featured is an extensive interview with former Rainbow frontman Doogie White. This is the definitive critical study of one of the finest hard rock bands to ever to emerge from the UK. [see full story for ordering details] - Click Here for the Full Story
Van Halen Auction
ArrowFM reports: Known for his licks and guitar design, Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen is introducing a limited edition line of EVH Art Series Guitars. Each one will feature his autograph and artwork drawn by the maestro himself. A good chunk of the instruments will be offered through the EVH-guitars Online Auction Store on eBay. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Rod Buys An Island
ArrowFM reports: Talk about being filthy rich! Singer Rod Stewart recently bought his own island for goodness sake. According to Ananova.com, the singer purchased the land rights to a man-made island that was specially built and financed by the Crown Prince of Dubai. The 10-acre island is part of a billion-dollar development called "The World." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Opeth Leave Label
IAYM reports: Opeth have parted ways with their label BMG/Zomba and are presently seeking new backing for their next effort. [see full story similar news on Mushroomhead] - Click Here for the Full Story
Cold Atlantic Deal
IAYM reports: Cold recently locked down a new deal with Atlantic Records, and are planning to enter the Long View Farm Recording Studios in North Brookfield, Massachusetts shortly alongside Dave Fortman (Mudvayne, Superjoint Ritual) in order to begin recording their new album [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Dry Kill Logic Release
IAYM reports: Dry Kill Logic now appear to have settled on an October 05th release date in North America for their upcoming new album "The Dead And The Dreaming". [see full story for track list]- Click Here for the Full Story
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U2 Plan Early CD Release
Ananova reports: Bono says U2 will release their new album early if it's leaked onto the internet.
A CD containing new songs from the album went missing during a recent photo session in Nice.
Bono said "If it is on the internet this week, we will release it immediately as a legal download on iTunes, and get hard copies into the shops by the end of the month.
"It would be a real pity. It would screw up years of work and months of planning, not to mention f**king up our holidays. But once it's out, it's out." [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
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antiMUSIC reports: Courtney Love is no longer a fugitive from justice. The troubled singer returned to Los Angeles on Friday and turned herself into police. A warrant was issued for her arrest on July 9th (the singer's birthday) after she failed to appear in court for arraignment on assault charges. Instead of going to court in Los Angeles, Love was taken to a hospital in New York City for an undisclosed "gynecological" issue.
Love was booked at a midtown Los Angeles police station, posted a $150,000 bond and was released. A new arraignment was set for Aug. 20. [more] - Click Here for the Full Story
Green Day, Beasties For Voodoo
liveDaily reports: Beastie Boys, Green Day, Kid Rock, Velvet Revolver, Pixies, A Tribe Called Quest and Sonic Youth are among the dozens of acts that will appear at this year's Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans.
The event, which has been scaled back from three days to two, takes place at City Park on Oct. 16 and 17. Tickets go on sale on Aug. 2 via Ticketmaster and the event's website, according to a press release. (Ticketmaster is liveDaily's parent company.)
Other confirmed acts as of Friday (7/23) include Paul Van Dyk, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Polyphonic Spree, The Killers, Cypress Hill, Shinedown, New Found Glory, Phantom Planet, Cowboy Mouth, Snow Patrol, Particle, Supagroup, Wylde Bunch, Killradio, Gooding, Ghost, Gogol Bordello, Metric, De La Soul, Gomez, The Thrills and Alterbridge. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
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Xfm reports: Legendary Irish rabble rousers The Pogues are set to reform, along with original singer Shane MacGowan, for a series of UK dates this Christmas which will include dates at London's Brixton Academy and Dublin's Point Theatre.
Formed in 1982, The Pogues scored a string of hit albums combining traditional Irish folk with a punk sprit, embodied by their notoriously over-refreshed frontman Shane MacGowan.
MacGowan quit the group in 1991 and while the rest of the group carried on briefly, (with ex-Clash man Joe Strummer occasionally providing vocals) they eventually disbanded in 1995. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story
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Allman Brothers Team With
press release reports: Due to an overwhelming demand from their audiences, the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND and LYNYRD SKYNYRD will tour together for the first time this fall at seven performances. These concerts will run from October 1 in Raleigh, NC through October 10 in San Antonio, TX, with an opening act TBA. Both groups will do full concert sets, with Lynyrd Skynyrd hitting the stage followed by the Allman Brothers Band each night. The tour promises to be as memorable as the time the two iconic acts were on the same bill at the Georgia Jam June 1, 1974 at Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta.
The BROTHERS/SKYNYRD dates are as follows:
10/01 - Raleigh, NC - ALLTEL Pavilion at Walnut Creek
10/02 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amph.
10/05 - Memphis, TN - Mud Island
10/06 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre
10/08 - Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Centre
10/09 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/10 - San Antonio, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
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One Year Ago Today: No Zep
Day in Rock 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] Blabbermouth.net reports: In an exclusive interview with Britain's Sun, LED ZEPPELIN guitar legend Jimmy Page made it clear that while he feels that rock is back, its revival won't include a reunited ZEPPELIN — at least for now.
"The group members have not actually discussed
[a possible reunion]," Page said. "Everyone thinks we're doing it and it's
really aggravatingbecause if there was going to be a tour, we'd make an
announcement. It's got nothing to do with us and it's absolutely annoying.
It won't happen until such time as we've had a chance to talk about it
musically. We'd do it quite clandestinely and see whether it's a going
concern. Just because the last project has been a success it doesn't mean
we'd be more inclined to do it." - Click
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