Day In Rock 5/03: Bizkit Shopping Channel?- The F**king Virgins- Liam Gallagher Supergroup- Motley Kutcher?- MTV Bans Anthrax- Randy Rhoads Bio- Lars Drums Sound an Accident- Disturbed- Clutch- The Cure- Courtney 'Innocent'- Arch Enemy Cancel- Sparta- Matchbox DVD- Incubus- more
by Keavin Wiggins
The Day in Rock Monday antiMUSIC.com's look at Today's Top Rock News Stories From Across the Web

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Bizkit Shopping Channel?
Rockdirt reports: The New York Post hears that Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is planning on launching a line of clothing on the cable shopping network QVC, joining the ranks of Kathy Hilton and Suzanne Sommers. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Disturbed Confirm Hire
Digital Noise reports: As reported yesterday, former Union Underground bassist John Moyer has been officially selected as the replacement bassist for Fuzz. 

An official statement regarding Moyer's addition to the line-up was posted at the band's official website, www.disturbed1.com, and reads as follows: 

The search for a new bass player is over. 

Disturbed have filled the highly coveted bass player position left vacant since the departure of Steve "Fuzz" Kmak last year. After an exhaustive search, John Moyer of Austin, TX has been tapped to hold down the bottom end for the Chicago based hard rockers. Moyer was most recently the bass player in the rock band The Union Underground. 

The timing is good for Moyer, as the band is in Chicago writing the follow-up to their platinum selling "Believe", which was released on Reprise in the fall of 2002. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Clutch Games
Digital Noise reports: Clutch have announced that two of their tracks will be featured in some upcoming video games. 

Their current single, "The Mob Goes Wild", will be featured in the upcoming Eidos Interactive game "Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood". It's expected that the game will be released sometime later this year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Digital Noise also has news on Fear Before The March Of Flames, Fight The Sky, InCamera, Alien Ant Farm Video, The Used Singer to Guest on My Chemical Romance Album and more click here to check it out

Liam Gallagher Forming Supergroup
The Sun reports: LIAM GALLAGHER is forming his own supergroup � and they will record an album for Christmas. 

The OASIS frontman will team up with the former STONE ROSES' guitarist JOHN SQUIRE and the late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON's son DHANI. 

The trio hope to start recording tracks later this year and are now looking for other big names to step forward and join them. 

Liam, whose first single with Oasis was Supersonic, will take lead vocals, with Dhani and John on guitars.- Click Here for the Full Story 

The F**king Virgins May Play Again
Chart Attack reports: Melissa Auf Der Maur may have a solo record bubbling up for release shortly, but she's already got her eyes on her next project. 

The Montreal bassist-to-the-alternative-stars says The f***ing Virgins, her space rock project with James Iha, Ryan Adams and Evan Dando, just may see the light of day. 

"I hope to do it," says Auf Der Maur. "I'll probably have to be the ring leader to bring us together and do it at some point." - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Chart Attack also has news on Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, Christina Aguilera, Tori Amos, K.D. Lang and more click here to check it out

Great White Art Excuse
BW&BK reports: Cleopatra Records' Art Director/Product Manager Jason Myers has issued BW&BK a statement in regards to the recent comments made by the GREAT WHITE camp concerning the upcoming album release, Double Dose, and the artwork used for the album. 

Myers states: As the art director for the project, I wanted to set the record straight that the actual CD cover that will hit the stores has no distasteful art. It's simply a shark emerging from blue water. 

I know the Navarre distributor's website incorrectly ran old, unapproved art from a previous release that was a few years old. I personally made every attempt to create artwork that was applicable and sensitive to the band's position - (especially after seeing the horrible House Of Burning Love import CD in a local store). - Click Here for the Full Story 

Motley Kutcher?
BW&BK reports: According to the latest Popbitch.com newsletter, actor Ashton Kutcher (best known for his role as Michael Kelso on That '70s Show) has been approached to play drummer TOMMY LEE in the movie adaptation of MÖTLEY CRÜE's best-selling band autobiography, The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band. 

Crue bassist NIKKI SIXX had previously stated that his early favourite to play him in the movie was Jackass star Johnny Knoxville.- Click Here for the Full Story 

MTV Bans Anthrax
BW&BK reports: Yep, you read it right; ANTHRAX has been banned by MTV. Supposedly, the band's video for 'What Doesn't Die' was deemed too graphic for the airwaves. Guitarist Scott Ian tried to explain the "reasoning" behind such a decision via the band's website: 

"The new video for 'What Doesn't Die' was banned by MTV. Originally accepted by Headbanger's Ball, the decision was overridden by Standards & Practices. The scenes in question were the fake zombie on fire, the fake zombie carrying a fake head, and my fake zombie killing scene where I knock the head off of a fake mummy. This is the funniest thing I've heard all year. 

I was asked to come up with some captions for possible edits. Here they are in case we don't get to use them: 

- This scene does not contain casual sex and or public intoxication, therefore it was deemed unsuitable for viewing. - This scene does not depict an unrealistic lifestyle, nor does it contain any misogynistic acts, therefore it was deemed unsuitable for viewing. - This scene does not depict wanton destruction of property and or sophomoric violence, therefore it was deemed unsuitable for viewing. [see full story for more captions]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Scott adds that Fuse and Launch.com had no problem with the video

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Randy Rhoads Bio
Blabbermouth reports: Former QUIET RIOT/OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Rudy Sarzo has revealed that he is currently writing a book on the Randy Rhoads era, titled "Off The Rails". 

"It is very hard to write a book," Sarzo told Classic Rock Revisited. "Whatever money I make from it, I can make a lot more from things that are much easier. I just want everyone to understand what Randy was all about. I was the only guy who played with him in both bands. I was the only one who saw the metamorphosis of Randy going from being a local guitar player to becoming a legend." 

Asked why he is sharing his thoughts and feelings now, Sarzo said, " I owe him my career and I believe that I owe him my life. From what I have heard happened right before the crash, I owe him my life. 

"[Randy's death] changed everybody. It changed Ozzy. Sharon tells me that he has never been the same again and I know that. It is a very important story..." [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Lars Drums Sound an Accident
Blabbermouth reports: METALLICA's Lars Ulrich recently spoke to the U.K.'s Rhythm magazine about the origins of the "distinctive" drum sound he achieved on the group's new album, "St. Anger". "The famous drum sound everybody is talking about," he said. "One day I forgot to turn the snare on because I wasn't thinking about this stuff. At the playbacks, I decided I was really liking what I was hearing � it had a different ambience. It sang back to me a in a beautiful way. It just felt totally natural. The backlash came when some people heard the album and said, 'You know, heavy metal snares aren't supposed to sound like that.' Well, I guess I must have skipped over Chapter Three in the Heavy Metal Rulebook [laughing]. It's crazy, that kind of closed-mindedness." - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on Deep Purple, Earthshaker Fest, Neurotica, Dreamtale, Brides of Destruction, Ballistic, and more click here to check it out

The Cure Inducted To Rockwalk
AP reports: The British rock band The Cure has been honored with a place in the Hollywood Rockwalk. 

The band's five members placed their hands in concrete Friday to be installed outside the original Guitar Center store on Sunset Boulevard, joining other music legends such as Chuck Berry (news), Los Lobos, The Ramones and Van Halen. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Courtney 'Innocent'
AP reports: Rocker Courtney Love pleaded innocent to felony charges that she illegally possessed prescription painkillers. 

Superior Court Judge Elden Fox set a hearing for June 4, when a trial date could be set. 

Love, 39, came to court Friday in a black trench coat, black pants and gray top. She sat quietly and read a book before she was called before the judge. 

Asked if she agreed to the plea, she said, "Yes." - Click Here for the Full Story 

Arch Enemy Cancel?
IAYM reports: Following a cancelled appearance from the band at the May 01st date of the Weapons Of Mass Destruction Tour, various reports suggest that Arch Enemy have been forced to drop off the trek due to a vocal injury being sustained by frontwoman Angela Gossow. No official word has been made available on the matter as of yet however. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Sparta Tracks
IATM reports: An advance version of Sparta's upcoming new album "Porcelain" has surfaced online, revealing the following tentative tracklisting: "Guns Of Memorial Park" - "Hiss The Villain" - "While Oceana Sleeps" - "La Cerca" - "Breaking The Broken" - "Lines In Sand" - "End Moraine" - "Death In The Family" - "Syncope" - "Tensioning" - "Travel By Bloodline" - "P.O.M.E." - "From Now To Never" - "Splinters"- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Matchbox DVD
NMC reports: On May 25, pop-rock act Matchbox Twenty releases a double-disc DVD, "Show: A Night in the Life of Matchbox Twenty." The DVD captures the group's concert from June 28, 2003 at Atlanta's Philips Arena. The performance includes 20 songs, with all the band's hit singles such as "3 a.m., "Push," "Bright Lights," "Unwell" and "Disease." - Click Here for the Full Story 

Incubus Auction
NMC reports: Rock band Incubus believes everyone can make a difference. That's why they started the Make Yourself Foundation (MYF), a non-profit organization funding various causes and charities that are important to the band. Incubus donates a portion of the proceeds generated from touring, record royalties, special events and online auctions to fund MYF. This year, they hope to raise $1 million. 

With that end in mind, the band has posted several rare Incubus items for auction on Ebay, including an autographed poster, tab book and drumhead. The auctions end next week, and all proceeds go directly towards the $1 million goal. [see full story for lots more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Eddie wants his Money
ArrowFM reports: Eddie Money and his wife of 16 years are divorcing and the biggest yelling point is a $3 million estate in Florida. Is Eddie talking about it, you bet: "I ain't leaving. The last job she had, she was a balloon girl at Opryland when she was 15 in Nashville. Give me a break." - Click Here for the Full Story 

Looks like he won't need that other ticket to paradise. 

Lennon on Broadway
ArrowFM reports: John Lennon is going to Broadway - as a musical. The extrvangana about the life of the former Beatle will track his working class roots in Liverpool to his assassination in New York. The musical called, Lennon, will feature music written after he split from the Beatles. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ben Folds Live
Drowned in Sound reports: Ben Folds and his piano are back in the UK for a tour later this year. According to his official website, BenFolds.com, the tour kicks off in Leicester on November 12th and climaxes in London on the 25th. The tour will be in support of his as-yet-untitled second solo LP proper, due sometime this summer. [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Stereophonics Backlash
Drowned in Sound reports: Stuart Cable, the poodle-haired everyman drummer from welsh bloke-rock-band (The) Stereophonics, has spoken out properly for the first time since he was dumped from the band last year. 

He told reporters: "Kelly had already written the songs, he'd already done some drum machine parts, Richard had put some bass on them, and what was left? Join the dots. Which was cool by me because I'd got to the stage of 'If that's the way it's going to be, so be it.'" 

"I thought the record was OK, not a great one. The early stuff was better, especially the first and second albums. And I've been surprised since I left the band, to have people come up to me, people in the business as well as fans, and say the same." 

"I thought the Stereophonics music was getting a bit bland. The rock stuff on the last album was few and far between." [see full story for more and some interesting news on V2) - Click Here for the Full Story 

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The Music Plays On
knifeparty reports: British rockers The Music have announced that they will begin recording they're new album in Atlanta, GA with producer Brendan O'Brien (Stone Temple Pilots, Train, Rage Against the Machine). The album is almost finished and should be released sometime later in 2004.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Reality Bowie
Ananova reports: David Bowie is planning to release a DVD of footage shot during his A Reality World Tour which is due to wrap up later this summer. 

The 57-year-old told his official website, www.bowienet.com, that he has been watching film of the Dublin concert as well as footage of the Hong Kong and Japanese shows. 

The DVD will also contain a documentary about the tour. 

Bowie said: "I'm spending much time at the moment looking through the DVD Dublin stuff. Good shows to pull from. 

"I Hope to have a final release date before the end of the year." - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Video Drive-Thru
press release reports: It took a long time...and long nights with no sleep...but here it is! We are proud to announce the new Drive-Thru Records video page...appropriately called Drive-Thru TV! Check out the new videos from Hellogoodbye, Jenoah, New Found Glory, and Home Grown. Plus all the videos you can possibly want on one page. [see full story link to check it out]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Pearlcopper Double Set on the Way
press release reports: With three albums behind, PEARLCOPPER is at work on double-set album, "Anarchist or Satan; Producing a Witness". 

The feature songs like "Breed of Humans", "Dream of Babylon"-Lake of Fire, "I'll be out there outside" as well as "Atlantis" are magnificent works by this awesome artist. 

PEARLCOPPER, solo Rock act, is the legendary music and stage name of Mark Spiewak-Pearlcopper. As he creates, sings and dives in pools of blood and angel's dance, he takes listeners and audience into rare experience from his perspective. PEARLCOPPER plays guitars, keyboards, vocals and write his own material, both music and lyrics.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Razorback Animal Anger
press release reports: The new Razorback CD "Animal Anger" is in stores now. The website is running now at www.razorback-online.com You can find three soundsamples there at "Media".- Click Here for the Full Story 

Johnny Winter Blues
press release reports: Legendary Blues guitarist Johnny Winter is set to embark on a May tour through Arizona and California in support of his new CD in nearly eight years. His new Virgin Records disc, I'm a Bluesman, arrives in stores June 15th, 2004. 

Backing him on the CD and throughout the tour is his road-tested touring band of ace harmonica man James Montgomery, bassist Scott Spray and drummer Wayne June along with guitarist Paul Nelson. 

May 16 - PHOENIX, AZ - The Rhythm Room
May 18 - SANTA ANA, CA - Galaxy Concert theater
May 19 - SOLANA BEACH, CA - Belly Up Tavern
May 21 - KELSEYVILLE, CA - Konocti Harbor Resort
May 22 - LAKE TAHOE, CA - Harrahâ's
May 23 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Independent
May 25 - MODESTO, CA - State Theater
May 26 - SACRAMENTO, CA - The Roadhouse
May 27 - LOS ANGELOS, CA - House of Blues
- Click Here for the Full Story