3 Doors Down Paperboy Assault
MTV reports: Todd Harrell, bassist for 3 Doors Down, faces possible arrest for allegedly beating up a 53-year-old newspaper deliveryman who accused him of stealing papers.
On Friday, Harrell was charged with simple assault against Mississippi Press carrier Ronnie Boulware, and is awaiting a judge's decision whether or not to issue a warrant for his arrest. Harrell allegedly punched Boulware three times in the face and kicked him in the groin.
This isn't the first time Harrell has faced arrest for fighting. In May 2002 the bassist received a misdemeanor simple assault charge for punching a 49-year-old at a party.- Click Here for the Full Story
Love Charged Again
AP reports: Prosecutors filed a new misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct against singer Courtney Love (news) on Monday.
Love, 39, already faces one misdemeanor charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance. She is charged separately in Beverly Hills Superior Court on two felony counts of drug possession.
Both misdemeanor charges stem from her arrest on Oct. 2, when police said she was found breaking windows at the home of a former boyfriend. - Click Here for the Full Story
Jack White Goes To Trial
Launch reports: White Stripes singer and guitarist Jack White goes to trial Tuesday (March 9) to face misdemeanor assault charges. White is accused of beating up Jason Stollseimer, frontman for Detroit act the Von Bondies, at another band's show in the Motor City back on December 13. - Click Here for the Full Story
Net Music Countdown reports: In spite of being a raging success with fans and appearing on multiple charts with their album "The Long Road," Nickelback says there are still people out there who are hoping they'll bomb out.
"When you become the top dog, you become a super-big target and when you become a target like that, you better go into the closet and get your three or four sets of thick skin," said guitarist Ryan Peake. "When everybody knows of Nickelback, they can make an opinion of Nickelback -- and everybody has an opinion of Nickelback."
Bandmembers shrug off criticism that they've ripped off other acts, specifically Creed. Comments Peake, "I remember playing for many years before they came out." The guitarist adds that many bands actually try to mimic Nickelback's sound, saying "It's a little weird, but it's flattering. Definitely people like our stuff and people want to sound like us." - Click Here for the Full Story
Courtney Vs. Sharon O
MSNBC reports: The gloves are off between Courtney Love and Sharon Osbourne.
The reality-show star blasted Love after the grunge diva made fun of her son, Jack Osbourne. The brouhaha began when Love ran into Jack Osbourne at an Oscar party, says a source, and was "very rude" to him.
Last week, Sharon Osbourne warned Love to "stay away from my boy" and she mocked the singer on air, saying on her talk show that Love's plastic surgery "is this far [and then she indicated a small space with her fingers] away from looking like Michael Jackson's." - Click Here for the Full Story
put in any smart ass comment you like.
Punkbands.com reports: Previously Unreleased Live Concert from 1979 Features a Never-Before Released Track "Gaslight," a Disco Version of "Kill The Poor," Two Unconventional Covers, an Early Version of "When You Get Drafted" and is the Bands Final Performance as a Five-Piece Los Angeles, Calif., & San Francisco, Calif., (March 8, 2004) The Dead Kennedys announced today they will be releasing a new, previously unreleased concert from 1979 entitled, Live At The Deaf Club on March 9th, 2004 from Manifesto Records. - Click Here for the Full Story
Read lots more at Punkbands.com
A Perfect Murder Unbroken
THE PRP reports: A Perfect Murder have been recording their new album "Unbroken" at Trax East with producer Eric Rachel (Atreyu, God Forbid) as of late. The effort is expected out in July through Victory and will feature a guest appearance from Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis, Freya) on the track "No Truce".- Click Here for the Full Story
Reuters reports: British billionaire Richard Branson's latest company, Virgin Digital, is developing its own digital jukebox and online music store with music delivery company MusicNet that will be available by the end of August, the companies said on Sunday.
Newly launched Virgin Digital, with offices in Los Angeles and London, is part of Virgin Group Ltd. (VA.UL), which includes an airline, a record label, mobile phone service, Virgin Megastores and other assets.
Ultimately, Virgin Digital will work on mobile phones, handheld devices and other consumer electronics gear - Click Here for the Full Story
Tommy Lee Tries To Dance
Blabbermouth reports: According to the New York Times, former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee "made a dismal attempt at crossing over to the dance world, drumming along with a D.J." at this past weekend's Ultra Music Festival, an annual dance-music gathering that recently joined forces with the Winter Music Conference, an annual weeklong dance-music get-together based in Miami Beach. - Click Here for the Full Story
Tommy, Tommy, Tommy, you got to leave that kind of stuff to the pro's in that genre like Drummer KC.
Live Aid DVD
Blabbermouth reports: The historic Live Aid concert, featuring performances by BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, QUEEN, THE WHO and LED ZEPPELIN, will be released on DVD after chief organizer Bob Geldof discovered pirate copies were being sold on the Internet, according to the Scotsman.
The 1985 event, which was held in London's Wembley Stadium and the JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, and instantly raised £50 million (approx. $92 million) eventually climbing to £80 million (approx. $148 million) for African famine victims.
Organizers have now decided to auction the rights to release the DVD of Live Aid, which has never come out on CD, video or DVD.
[see the full story link for more info, plus a partial track listing for the event, which will likely be on the DVD. It's quite the line-up]- Click Here for the Full Story
Dream Theater Reunion
Blabbermouth reports: On Saturday, March 6, 2004, DREAM THEATER performed "When Dream And Day Unite" in its entirety to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the band's 1989 debut album.
For the encore, the band was joined by original vocalist Charlie Dominici on "To Live Forever" and "Metropolis pt. 1". DREAM THEATER's second keyboardist Derek Sherinian (PLANET X) also joined the band on "Metropolis pt. 1". Below is the complete setlist of the show: - Click Here for the Full Story
Set list and more info at Blabbermouth
BW&BK reports: March 30th will mark the release of the fourth Soulfly album, Prophecy. This continues the steady two-year cycle bandleader Max Cavalera began in 1998 with the release of the self-titled debut. In 2000 Primitive was unleashed. 2002 saw 3 and now in 2004, Prophecy. - Click Here for the Full Story
Sting & Lennox in Love.
Jam! reports: Sting has announced plans for an upcoming North American tour with Annie Lennox, and it includes five Canadian dates.
The 42-date stint is scheduled to begin on on June 27th in Philadelphia and will wrap up at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary on October 12. - Click Here for the Full Story
Check the full story link for the dates to the "Sacred Love" tour.
Ace Less Spaced
Electric Basement reports: According to a posting at KissKollector.com, original KISS lead guitarist ACE FREHLEY is making a serious effort to get clean and sober again with the help of ex-wife Jeanette, with whom he has re-established a romantic relationship. Frehley, who has grown a full beard, has been steadily attending AA meetings and has stayed away from the party scene for almost six months now. - Click Here for the Full Story
Good luck to Ace, but make sure you don't hang out with David Crosby.
RCA Rock Drop
I Ate Your Microphone reports: It seems that rock is getting the axe at RCA. The label has dropped Skrape and Hotwire. See the full story link for more info- Click Here for the Full Story
3rd Strike Is Out
I Ate Your Microphone reports: California's 3rd Strike have broken up, leaving the following message on their website: "To set straight all of the rumors that have been going around, the members of 3rd Strike have decided to go their separate ways.Thanks to all of the fans for your support over the past several years, and keep your eyes and ears open for future projects from all of us. Thanks, 3S"- Click Here for the Full Story
Bowie The Next Stage
Ananova reports: David Bowie, pushing 60, has said he's headed for another spell of experimentation.
Speaking in Tokyo to kick off the Japan leg of his current world tour, Bowie said he is stripping down his act in order to try out some new approaches.
"I'm heading for another period of experimentation," he said. "(I'm at) a time when I'm collecting myself before I break all my own rules."
The iconic artist has gone through various personas during his more than three-decade career - Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke, Philadelphia soul man, avant-garde rocker.
Now, he said, he wants to focus on his songwriting and singing. - Click Here for the Full Story
Eagles Fly Again
liveDaily reports: The Eagles, who last fall offered up a new best-of set, return to the road this spring for a new batch of U.S. concerts.
The classic rockers have lined up a stretch of shows that kicks off in mid-May. Dates so far focus on the Midwest and West.
Members of the group's official fan club will have access to a limited number of tickets offered via Internet pre-sales.
[click the full story link for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
It's Good To Be The King
New York Daily News reports: From 1975 to 1990, CBS Records President Walter Yetnikoff saw revenues quadruple to more than $2 billion. In return, as he tells it in his autobiography, he got all the booze, drugs and random sex he wanted, which was a lot.- Click Here for the Full Story
Herald Sun reports: SIR Paul McCartney's fortune is bigger than the combined wealth of Elton John, Mick Jagger and Madonna, according to a new rich list.
The former Beatle, 61, boasts a $1.8 billion fortune that puts him streets ahead of the next three in the big league of musicians in Britain. - Click Here for the Full Story
Not bad for a guy whose band got turned down by the major record companies, not once but two times!
Electric Basement reports: Long time DEEP PURPLE bassists ROGER GLOVER recently spoke with Electricbasement.com about the band's new album, Bananas, including the details behind the band's North American tour. One curiosity is why the band decided to market the tour around playing the entire Machine Head album, the classic 1972 masterwork which featured "Highwayter Star", "Smoke on the Water", "Space Truckin'" and Lazy." Glover explains, "Well, we really want to get Bananas across to as many people as possible obviously and it is not a problem in Europe because in Europe we are just seen as a fairly big band that tours regularly and we always put on a fantastic show and we have a real hard core following but in America because of the radio and media situation it is very difficult to get new music played. All that they want to play is the old stuff. You know, we are a 'Classic Rock'band. 'Hey Deep Purple have a new album out? Fine, let's play 'Smoke on the Water!'(laughs) It is an almost impossible barrier to cross and I suppose the only way to do it is to play a gig in every town on every night of the week. People's conception of who you are really comes from the media and we can't control that. [read the full interview by clicking on the full story link]- Click Here for the Full Story
RIFTrock reports: Haste the Day "Burning Bridges"
Immortal Souls "Ice Upon the Night"
Fleshcrawl "Made of Flesh"
Tarot "Suffer Our Pleasures"
Dropkick Murphys "On the Road With the Dropkick Murpheys"
DVD Scarlet "Cult Classic"
The Von Bodies - "Pawn Shoppe Heart"
Brides of Destruction "Here Comes the Brides"
Raunchy "Confusion Bay"
Deadsoil "Forever the Enemy"
Exodus - "Temple of the Damned"
Decapitated "The Negation"
Arsis "A Celebration of Guilt"
Kataklysm "Serenity In Fire"
My Dying Bride "Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light" Eighteen Visions "Lifeless" EP (re-issue) Leatherface "Dog Disco" The Wildhearts "Riff After Riff" - Click Here for the Full Story
The above is only a partial listing. Click the Full Story for the full list.
Rockdirt reports: Rock acts on television this week include Brides of Destruction, who perform on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Monday; Default, who perform on 'Last Call with Carson Daly' on Monday; Grandaddy, who perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Monday; Ozzy Osbourne, who appears with his wife on 'The Sharon Osbourne Show' on Monday; Wheat, who perform on 'Last Call with Carson Daly' on Tuesday; Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, who appears on 'Last Call' on Wednesday; and Switchfoot, who perform on 'The Tonight Show' on Friday. - Click Here for the Full Story
The PRP reports: Former Primer 55 guitarist Bobby Burns has been keeping busy as of late. In addition to handling the bass duties for Soulfly on their upcoming live overseas dates, he is also playing guitar in a new band dubbed To My Enemy. He will also be producing material from a band called SeasonsOfAsh in the near future and has also been recording new material of his own which he plans to release independently later this year. - Click Here for the Full Story
Source - The PRP
Welcome to this week's edition of the Tuesday Source, where we look at one of the sites that is used as a source for The Day in Rock remember without these cool rock news sources, there wouldn't be a Day in Rock.
This week we look at The PRP.
Online Since 1999 (according to site copyright notice. )
Overview: A great place for short and to the point news on the world of heavy rock. Also feature an impressive review library, interviews, release dates, a hilarious section called "Free Knowledge", plus a great section called "nuggets" which gives little nuggets of info on various bands.
Mission Statement (partial): ThePRP.com is a site devoted to music that's passionate, current and innovative, regardless of whatever scene or tag it may carry. Though we generally cater to the harder audience and enjoy heavier music, our goal is to introduce lesser known acts to a wider audience while also covering the established bands that currently make up the metal scene. This in turn creates a broad audience of heavy music fans being exposed to a variety of different styles, enabling the music to touch upon a wealth of different minds, rather than become trapped and segregated into one particular scene. (see the About PRP section of their site for the rest).
Click the full story link to visit The PRP - Click Here for the Full Story