Day In Rock 3/2: Metallica Jay-Z Remix CD?- Morello Vs. Taco Bell- Zombie Rejects- No Golden Darkness- Coheed and Headline- Pixies- REM Near End- Randy Rhoads- Festivals Suck- Velvet Revolver- U2- Rock TV- Delay in Chains- Kittie- Clapton- WB Sold- Anathema- The Who- Nightwish- Vines- more
by Keavin Wiggins
The Day in Rock Tuesday antiMUSIC.com's look at Today's Top Rock News Stories From Across the Web

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Metallica Jay-Z Remix CD?
Blabbermouth reports: The METALLICA fan site Inter Sandman has posted the following update: 

"Some of you may know [rapper] JAY-Z released an album in 2003 called The Black Album. And we all know METALLICA's eponymous 1991 album was quickly dubbed 'The Black Album'. 

"DJ Spooky is taking both Black Albums and creating JAY-Z vs. METALLICA. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Wanna hear a sample? Click the full story link, they have one up... It's too bad for words. In other Metallica news from Blabbermouth, the band has launched a new site where you can pay $13 to $15 to purchase soundboard recordings from forthcoming shows. For details click here

Morello Vs. Taco Bell
MTV reports: Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello is gearing up to protest at the Irvine, California, headquarters of Taco Bell by performing there on March 5 with his side project, the Nightwatchman. Morello and others will be protesting the restaurant chain's perceived exploitation of farm workers.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Zombie Rejects
Blabbermouth reports: Rob Zombie has set "The Devil's Rejects" as the title of his much-anticipated sequel to the his directorial debut, "House of 1000 Corpses", tentatively due later in the year. 

"The Devil's Rejects" (which "refers to the nickname that the media has bestowed upon our favorite band of murderers, according to a post on Rob's web site) will feature a plot revolving around "the revenge-driven brother of slain Sheriff Wydell hunting down the family with a band of bounty hunters." All original cast members are said to be on board. - Click Here for the Full Story 

No Golden Darkness
reports: Turns out that the Darkness have not gone gold in the US. According to a report from Aussie site Undercover, as of last Friday the Nielsen Soundscan figures have sales for the band's debut CD "Permission to Land" pegged at 304,000 units sold to American fans. Well shy of the 500,000 required for a gold record. 

Various outlets reported that the disc had gone gold, but what really happened is the band's label Atlantic Records gave the band the certification based on units shipped to stores, not what was sold. 

Ah, the old smoke in mirrors again. Click the full story link to read Undercover's story. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Coheed and Headline
Pollstar reports: Emocore act Coheed And Cambria are they're currently making the North American rounds with A.F.I. and Thursday. 

Once that tour shuts down, they'll do a headlining stint in March and April, covering mostly eastern and northern areas of the U.S., with a couple of shows in Canada. 

From there it's on to the Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off June 25 in Houston at the Reliant Center. The Coheed crew will stay on board for the entire trek, wrapping up August 19 in Brockton, Mass. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Visit Pollstar for the dates.

New Pixies Music
NME reports: PIXIES have revealed they will be playing new material on their forthcoming reunion tour. 

A statement on the band's new website pixiesmusic.com states: ..."Yes, they have decided which tunes they are doing. For the most part, they'll be doing Pixies ' tunes. As for new songs, there's a Latvian lullaby, a Czech dirge and a Bulgarian ballad." - Click Here for the Full Story 

REM Near End
NME reports: REM are on the verge of finishing their "very, very quiet or very, very loud" new studio album after an intensive spell of recording in the Bahamas. 

And frontman Michael Stipe has confirmed the band will be heading out on an extensive world tour almost as soon as the follow-up to 2001's 'Reveal' is released. 

Stipe told Virgin Radio: "We're finishing our next studio album. We're working on 22 songs and, of those, we have 16 finished. So we're just kind of trying to figure out what songs we can put together to make the best record we can make. - Click Here for the Full Story 

More from the Stiped one by clicking on the full story link.

Randy Rhoads Inducted
MTV reports: Randy Rhoads, former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, is being inducted posthumously into Hollywood's Rockwalk, the sidewalk gallery on Sunset Boulevard. His induction takes place March 18 at 1 p.m. and is open to the public.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Festivals Suck
Billboard reports: Massive annual music festivals aren't very meaningful on the live performance landscape, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 1,597 voters, 52% agreed that big events are "pointless" and saw them as out of reach of the average working Joe. Those consumers are instead interested in tours that bring acts locally. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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MTV Velvet Revolver Preview
VH1 reports: The odds are stacked against Velvet Revolver. Their singer, Scott Weiland, is currently in drug rehab for the umpteenth time. Who knows if he'll be a free man when it's time to tour, and judging from his past history, it could be a struggle for him to stay clean when the band hits the road. 

Velvet Revolver are fighting an uphill battle for sure; it's one of the main reasons their music sounds so volcanic. They know they have everything to prove on their debut album, Contraband, which comes out May 18, and they're shouting, "Bring it on!" Even after a single listen, it's clear that Velvet Revolver have met the challenge, creating a punchy, aggressive and uncompromising disc that emanates the hunger and vitality of Appetite for Destruction-era GN'R, back when the bandmembers were wild, wasted and struggling to succeed. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Read the full review by clicking on the full story link

U2 The Book
VH1 reports: Publishers got a sneak peek the past few weeks at what is poised to be one of rock's big publishing events of 2005, an anthology by and about U2. Planned as a full-color photo retrospective, "In the Name of Love: U2 by U2" is proposed to coincide with the release of the band's next and 10th studio album, and timed for the 25th anniversary of the group's first LP, Boy.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Rock TV
Rockdirt reports: Rock acts on television this week include the Sounds, who perform on 'Last Call with Carson Daly' on Tuesday; Three Days Grace, who perform on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn' on Thursday; the Von Bondies, who perform on 'Last Call' on Thursday; and Rooney, who perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Friday.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Delay in Chains
The PRP reports: The latest Alice In Chains posthumous collection, "Essential Alice In Chains", looks to have now been pushed back to a March 30th release date. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Metallica's Third Leg
BW&BK reports: METALLICA have confirmed more dates for Leg 3 of their upcoming North American tour. 

North American Tour Leg 3 

16 - St. Paul, MN at Excel Energy Center
20 - Milwaukee, WI at Bradley Center
22 - Moline, IL at Venue TBA
24 - Peoria, IL at Venue TBA
27 - Chicago, IL at Allstate Arena 
30 - Ames, IA at Venue TBA

24 - Columbus, OH at TBA 
- Click Here for the Full Story 

See full story for all three legs

Kittie Growls
RIFTrock reports: Kittie are currently at Longview Farm Studios recording their new album with producer Steve Thompson (Metallica, Korn, Guns N' Roses). The follow-up to 2001's Oracle has been titled Until the End and will tentatively be released this summer.- Click Here for the Full Story 

No Tears For Clapton
AP reports: Two of Eric Clapton's best-known songs are gone from his concert repertoire � perhaps for good. 

The guitar legend found, during a series of concerts in Japan a few months ago, that he couldn't perform "Tears in Heaven" and "My Father's Eyes." 

The songs, both Grammy Award winners, deal with the loss of his 4-year-old son, Conor, who died when he fell from a New York apartment in 1991. 

"I didn't feel the loss anymore, which is so much a part of performing those songs," he said in an interview with The Associated Press. - Click Here for the Full Story 

See full story for more from Clapton on this issue.

WB Sold
AP reports: Time Warner Inc. said Monday it has completed the $2.6 billion sale of its Warner Music Group unit to an investor group that included music mogul and former Seagram Chief Executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. 

In November, Time Warner accepted the cash offer from the Bronfman group after British music company EMI Group PLC withdrew its competing bid. Time Warner sought to cut its net debt down to about $20 billion as a result of the deal. 

Media and entertainment giant Time Warner said the deal creates the world's largest privately held independent music company. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Anathema Still Rock
Electric Basement reports: In and EXCLUSIVE interview, ANATHEMA guitarist DANNY CAVANAGH talked with Electricbasement.com about the band's extreme roots and how they reconcile with their more atmospheric leanings of late, "The first EP (Crestfallen) had 'Everwake,' a completely acoustic song with a female vocalist. We always had that attitude to mix it up. As we got older, we did it more and more. We can do a Pink Floyd cover and a Slayer cover right next to each other." 

Some have gone so far as suggesting the band have abandoned metal altogether. Asked whether those critics are wrong, he responds, "Yes, they're wrong. We're just into being ourselves and exploring whatever we want to, just being honest with ourselves. If honesty is selling out, then� 

"John, our drummer, wants to cover 'Reign In Blood' by Slayer. And I said we'd need to do 'Post Mortem' and Abbey Road by The Beatles. At the end of the day, Anathema is about no rules, really. Listen to the first Beatles album, then their middle albums and latter material, and they're all different. Same thing with Pink Floyd." When asked what the next phase will mean, he ambiguously responds, "The best way to describe that is everything." - Click Here for the Full Story 

Click the full story link for the entire interview, includes details on the forthcoming CD. 

The Who Carry On
Ananova reports: The late John Entwistle could make an appearance on The Who's next album. 

The band wants to resurrect a bassline Entwistle recorded during rehearsals shortly before his cocaine-fuelled death in a Las Vegas hotel room. 

As the only two remaining band members, Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend have hired musicians to fill in for Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon, who died from an accidental overdose in 1978. 

Their album is the first in 21 years, and will be followed by a world tour. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Once Nightwish
I Ate Your Microphone reports: Nightwish's forthcoming new album "Once" is now expected to see a June release through Spinefarm/Nuclear Blast. The effort will include the following tracklisting: 01. "Dark Chest Of Wonders" 02. "Wish I Had An Angel" 03. "Nemo" 04. "Planet Hell" 05. "Creek Mary's Blood" 06. "The Siren" 07. "Dead Gardens" 08. "Romanticide" 09. "Ghost Love Score" 10. "Kuolema Tekee Taitelijan" 11. "Higher Than Hope"- Click Here for the Full Story 

Vines Preview
TheVines.com reports: An online preview player has been launched at the Vines official website for their forthcoming sophomore release "Winning Days". Also includes the new video for "Ride". Click the full story link to launch the player.- Click Here for the Full Story 

In Stores
RIFTrock reports: The following new CDs will be hitting stores on Tuesday, March 2nd:
The Living End Modern ARTillary
The Get Up Kids Guilt Show
Here Kitty Kitty This is Broken
Joe Coffee Bright as the Stars We're Under
Dropbox, Dropbox
Five Foot Thick, Circle (re-release)
Off the Record, Nothing New EP
Voice of a Generation, The Final Oddition
- Click Here for the Full Story 

RIFTrock has a couple of reviews and previews up.

Juno Performances
MuchMusic reports: The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced today that Billy Talent, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Finger Eleven, Kathleen Edwards, Simple Plan and Three Days Grace will perform at The 2004 Juno Awards. They join previously announced performers Barenaked Ladies, Michael Bublé, Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan and Nickelback. Alanis Morissette will of course host the event at Edmonton's Rexall Place, on Sunday, April 4. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Lamb of MTV2
Blabbermouth reports: MTV2 will be airing a 30-minute program special on "Terror and Hubris", the recently released LAMB OF GOD DVD, Saturday, March 6 at midnight. The special will immediately follow "Headbanger's Ball", co-hosted by LAMB OF GOD. In addition to world-premiering their video for the track "As the Palaces Burn" on the show, LAMB OF GOD will be airing a 30-second sample clip of new material off a self-produced pre-production demo. That clip will be available on the group's official web site following the airing of "Headbanger's Ball" on MTV2 this Saturday, March 6 at 10:00 p.m. EST.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Blabbermouth also has some details on a special vinyl release from the band. Click the full story link to get that.

Tuesday Source
Day in Rock reports: A special for the Day in Rock. Tuesday Source, a quick hit on one of the sources used for the Day in Rock report. This week we feature "I Ate Your Microphone", one of the newest sources added to the Day in Rock report. 

Genres covered = harder edged rock

Site launched = Appears to be mid/late 2003

Site Features = daily rock news, CD reviews (new ones added each week), interviews, a cool up coming releases list, unsigned band spotlights, mp3's (mainstream and underground), band links section and store coming soon.

 Site mission statement [abridged] = IAteYourMicrophone.com strives to promote quality in the depressingly overcrowded and lacklustre music scene of today. We will provide the latest information on the artists you desire to know about already, while endeavouring to introduce new names and original sounds to your ears. This site is for the open-minded; if you are already fully satiated with everything the radio and music television brings to you, then IAYM may not be for you. However we have noticed a growing trend of disillusion with the popular and promoted music of today - and we want to be the ones to open your eyes to the wealth of undiscovered and hidden talent out there. 

Our staff are dedicated and working of their own vocation. These are volunteers, who are so demoralised with the attempts of the powers that be to force-feed them unappealing audio, that they are willing to spend many hours of their free time trying to persuade others that there is music out there far more worthy of listening time. 

We support all labels that promote their artists, as long as they choose their musicians for talent rather than a pretty face: hence all reviews will be based on the merits of the band and their music; not the budget used to spread their name. - Click Here to visit the site.