Before we being, here is a bit of news about one of the Day in Rock sources, siN's metal news. They have been offline for the past week or so. This is due to hosting/network issues and they will be back online within a week.
Rolling Stone reports: A pair of Duran Duran films from the classic days will be issued for the first time on DVD on May 4th, both augmented with bonus material. Arena and Sing Blue Silver follow last year's Greatest, which compiled Duran's videos, a set that has since been certified platinum. - Click Here for the Full Story
Slash on GNR Reunion
Rockdirt reports: The Glasgow Daily Record reports quized Slash about a possible Guns N' Roses reunion with Axl Rose. "I haven't talked to him since I quit. I don't really see a reunion happening," the Velvet Revolver guitarist revealed. "The things that are keeping us apart are so much tougher than money. He made some idle threats while we were touring and wouldn't go on stage unless we signed a piece of paper.We opted to go on stage and not let everybody down so we signed the piece of paper. I didn't want to be involved with the name if the band's not together anyway. Even to this day I still don't care. But now he's dragged it through the mud so much that even if he said, 'Look guys, I've been to therapy and I'm a better person now, let's get back together and do a show.' We'd all be like, we don't want to be in that band. 'None of us would have even bothered to think about taking the name."- Click Here for the Full Story
Rockdirt reports: S.T.U.N. is confirmed to take part in The Concert For Compassion, a benefit concert set to take place March 28 at the Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine, California. S.T.U.N. will join the Used, Goldfinger, Story of the Year, Bad Acid Trip, Sugarcult, and a plethora of other bands to raise awareness and funds to aid the Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty Organization, a group that works to halt product testing on animals. S.T.U.N.'s decision to participate in this benefit is rooted in the four members' long-time dedication to animal rights issues.- Click Here for the Full Story
The PRP reports: If recent rumors circulating are to be believed, Cold appear to have been dropped from their label Geffen Records. - Click Here for the Full Story
Aversion reports: Tweaker's sophomore effort, 2 a.m. Wakeup Call, will feature guest spots by members of The Cure and The Smiths.
Cure front man Robert Smith and Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr are among the album's long list of guest appearances. Marr handles the six-string, while Smith joins David Sylvian, Will Oldham and the Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser in adding guest vocals to the band. The album is due out April 20 on Waxploitation Records.
Simmons Attracked To Dennis
Blabbermouth reports: KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message on his official web site: [abridged - see full story link for the full posting]
"I'll be doing the Dennis Miller program on MSNBC this Wednesday. Dennis is a powerful and attractive man and I look forward to exchanging barbs with him.
"Then, on Friday the 12th, Dave Navarro (JANE'S ADDICTION) will be playing some hot licks on my cover of PRODIGY's 'Firestarter', to be produced by OVERSEER. This is the last track to be recorded and is the only track being produced by an outside producer. Wait until you hear it. OVERSEER is cutting edge. The rest of the album, 13 songs in all, has been finished for over a month. I've been tinkering with some edits and remixes, but for all intents and purposes, the album is done.- Click Here for the Full Story
On a totally unrelated note, we got an advance for the new KISS tribute in today from Koch Records and it's actually pretty kick ass (unlike that official cover CD, you know the one that you see in the used CD bin at stores across the world) The best tracks have to be Lemmy doing 'Shout It Out Loud' and the Melvins cover of 'God of Thunder'. ok nuff of that wait for the review on anti.
Busy King's X
BW&BK reports: KING'S X bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick has posted the following update at the band's website: [abridged]
We have been inquiring to the powers that be to put out a remasterd box set of the first 4 KX CD's. It's still in the idea stage right now. Music politics! Its amazing that in this age that we have to make art and business coincide with each other...
Live CD!!?? We planned to have it done last month, but like I said, were behind. Hopefully we can get the live masters mixed. But time is running out. We still have the commitment from the powers that be to video for the live DVD this tour coming up. But for sure after we get off this next tour we will get the live CD out and DVD finished and releases ASAP. Then its a new KX CD.- Click Here for the Full Story
RIFTrock reports: Slayer have entered the studio to begin recording their new disc. The new CD will be the band's first featuring the original lineup since 1990's Seasons of the Abyss. The record should be released later this year on American Recordings. - Click Here for the Full Story
Killswitch In Flames
RIFTrock reports: In Flames and Killswitch Engage are currently planning a co-headlining tour to support both of their upcoming releases. The bands will begin dates in the mid-west and end on the east coast. The tour will run for about a month, from May 3rd to June 4th. - Click Here for the Full Story
Big Screen Prince
AP reports: Twenty years after he first appeared on the big screen in "Purple Rain," Prince returns to movie theaters for one night only March 29.
The Minnesota rock star plans to broadcast his concert in Los Angeles live via satellite to 32 Regal Cinema theaters around the country.
Tickets are on sale at the theaters for $15 and online starting Tuesday at http://www.RegalCM.com. - Click Here for the Full Story
NFL Music Divorce
AP reports: The NFL canceled plans for a third opening-game kickoff concert following Janet Jackson's risque halftime show at the Super Bowl.
The league held free downtown concerts before its season-opening Thursday night games the last two seasons, but NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Tuesday that commissioner Paul Tagliabue put an end to the concerts.
Tagliabue informed the owners of the decision on Feb. 12, less than two weeks after Justin Timberlake tore off part of Jackson's costume, exposing her right breast.
Tagliabue was incensed at the action, which generated outrage throughout the country and from Congress. - Click Here for the Full Story
Fed Foils RIAA
Wired reports: A federal judge ruled on Friday that the music industry cannot sue over 200 alleged file sharers in one swoop and that the companies must sue each defendant individually.
The Recording Industry Association of America grouped 203 so-called "John Doe" defendants -- "John Doe" because their identities are not yet known -- into one lawsuit when it sued them in federal court in Philadelphia last month. All of those sued use Comcast as their Internet service provider.
Since a federal court barred the RIAA from using the Digital Millenium Copyright Act to subpoena names of suspected copyright infringers in December, the recording industry has resorted to the "John Doe" method. The RIAA now must identify alleged file swappers by their Internet Protocol addresses, but does not know the individuals' names- Click Here for the Full Story
VH1 reports: A few weeks after bassist Nick Oliveri was fired from Queens of the Stone Age, frontman Josh Homme is still visibly pained about ousting his musical sidekick of the past five years.
"It feels almost like my kid went to jail, or I got out of jail," Homme said, sounding choked up. "I can't tell which one."
Homme admitted that the musical chemistry between he and Oliveri helped drive the last two Queens of the Stone Age records, and he added that he'll miss touring with Oliveri and would be open to working him in the future if he can change his behavior. "I still love the guy, man. And Nick had a vital spot in the band," Homme said with a hint of regret. "Nick has great energy. He scares people, I guess."
A few seconds of silence followed while Homme pondered the statement. "You know what? I don't want to scare people," he finally said. "I want to enrapture people with music. And I want them to get the goose bumps when they hear our album. I don't give a f--- if they're scared about looking at us."
[click the full story link for lots more.]- Click Here for the Full Story
EU Music Raid Bill
NME reports: Music fans swapping songs online could have their homes raided and computers seized if a new EU law is passed today (March 9).
A final vote is due on the EU Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive at the European Parliament.
BBC news reports that companies will be allowed to raid property, seize computers and freeze bank accounts of those suspected of the offences.- Click Here for the Full Story
Australia and now Europe take extreme tactics to battle piracy, while some Americans worry about the feds looking at which books they check out of the library.
MTV reports: Outkast have apparently cleared their schedules and set a concrete time to start filming their Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below movie for HBO. The flick, which is being co-written and helmed by "Hey Ya!" video director Bryan Barber, will shoot for the entire month of April.- Click Here for the Full Story
Linkin Park Surprise Hit
MTV reports: Linkin Park have the kind of problem bands like to have.
The ambitious video for Meteora's scheduled next single is taking longer to finish than expected, and while the band has been waiting patiently, radio programmers and fans have not.
Instead, a different song, "Lying From You," is blowing up and Linkin Park have no video prepared.
"I'm not sure if we're going to do an actual video for it because there's only so much sh-- you can do with one record," singer Chester Bennington said. [wasn't this the band that regurgitated their debut album - Day in Rock comment] "It's like we can't make a video for every song on the record, so we'll probably do the live version from 'Live in Texas.' Put it out there for people to see if they want to see it and let it do its own thing." - Click Here for the Full Story
Danzig The 8th
I Ate Your Microphone reports: Danzig's forthcoming eighth studio album has been allotted a tentative release date of May 25th, through Glenn Danzig's own Evilive Records. The as-yet-untitled effort will see a release on European soil through Regain Records.- Click Here for the Full Story
I Ate Your Microphone reports: Slipknot's upcoming new album has been titled "Volume 3: The Subliminal Verses". It will see a release through Roadrunner Records on May 25th, preceded by a single titled "Duality". A performance video for the aforementioned single is also to be recorded, which will take place in their hometown of Des Moines, Iowa. A new track titled 'Pulse Of The Maggots' will be available for download from the group's website www.slipknot1.com from March 30th, which sounds as though, according to drummer Joey Jordison, "It's got the feel of Ministry crossed with Slayer". - Click Here for the Full Story
Net Music Countdown reports: If you think the subject of Incubus's single "Megalomaniac" is about President George W. Bush, you've got clouds in your coffee, says frontman Brandon Boyd. The band's political video for the song may be to blame for the misinterpretation, but Boyd says the real megalomaniac is actually a composite of people he's known throughout his life. Citing the villain of the 1986 Steve Martin movie "Three Amigos" known as "El Guapo," he says, "Everyone has their own El Guapo. It might be your mom, your dad or a tyrant of some kind. And basically I'm using my personal El Guapo." - Click Here for the Full Story
liveDaily reports: Dashboard Confessional occupies the top slot on this year's editon of the Honda Civic Tour, an outing that will also feature Thrice.
The run launches on May 13 in Portland, ME, and wraps up at the end of June. Registered members of the tour's official website will have access to tickets before they are available to the general public.
Additional artists to be announced will join the tour's roster, according to Dashboard Confessional's website. - Click Here for the Full Story
Jack White Plea
antiMUSIC reports: White Stripes lead singer Jack White went to court on Tuesday and entered a plea of guilty to assault and battery charges that stem from a fight White had with Von Bondies lead singer Jason Stollsteimer.
White entered the plea as part of a plea bargain. Instead of the possible year in jail, as part of the deal White was sentenced to pay a $500 fine, pay court costs and to attend an anger management course. He was also ordered to stay away from Stollsteimer. - Click Here for the Full Story