Day In Rock 5/24: Madonna Death Threat- Nikki Sixx Injures Fan- Sebastian Bach Reality Show- Scorpions- Judas Maiden- Lightning Strikes Band- NIN- Sonic Youth- Cancer Stops Soul Asylum - 50 People Injured At Concert- Soulfly/Ill Nino?- Patti Smith- Smell like p.diddy- Kelly Osbourne Lands TV Show- Goth Insurance- more
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Madonna Death Threat?
Ananova reports: Madonna has dropped out of three gigs in Israel after apparently receiving death threats. 

The Sun says the threats against herself and her two children, seven-year-old Lourdes and three-year-old Rocco, came in a series of letters. 

The newspaper says the singer "freaked out" when she learned of the threats - believed to have come from a Palestinian group. 

She first planned to defy the extremists but cancelled after the unnamed group mentioned details about her children in letters sent to her Las Angeles office. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

It appears The Sun is the only to run this story. So take that in to account when reading it. 

Goth Insurance?
Blabbermouth reports: Donald Bradley of The Kansas City Star is reporting that city of Blue Springs, Missouri has returned almost half of a $273,000 federal grant it received in 2002 to fight a perceived growing Goth culture. Some feared the black clothes, morbid music and obsession with the occult — and Ozzy Osbourne — could lure a wave of youngsters into a world of depression, drugs and suicide. 

Officials returned $132,000 of the money because the Goth situation was overstated in the beginning, Blue Springs Police Chief Wayne McCoy said Friday (May 21). 

Community forums on Goth culture were never held because of a lack of interest, and no youth received treatment for Goth behavior. Both were provisions of the grant. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ozzy is Goth now?

Nikki Sixx Injures Fan?
Blabbermouth reports: Former MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx is said to have injured a fan at a BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION show in Las Vegas Saturday night (May 22) after allegedly hurling his bass guitar into the crowd during the band's performance. The following eyewitness account was posted on the Metal Sludge web site: 

"Just got back from the [BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION] show in Sparks, NV @ The New Oasis. 

"Part way thru the set Tracii [Guns] threw his guitar out to the crowd. Next thing you know, Nikki goes over to Tracii's side of the stage and LAUNCHED HIS f***ING BASS AT MACH 10 speed into the crowd. He then jumped down with Tracii and all hell f***ing broke loose. After the crowd was pushed away by security and Nikki was pulled back on stage (giving whomever he hit with the bass the middle finger and saying 'f*** You!') there was a kid on the floor lying in a pool of blood... and he was not moving. I am not dramatizing this at all... it was a very uncomfortable situation. People were pissed off at what had happened. This was an all-ages show, by the way. [Nikki reportedly has done this in the past, one fans that goes by the name of "allisterfiend" posted a message and picture of his injured head on May 21st to the official Brides of Destruction message board. However, allisterfiend seemed to wear his injures as a badge of honor. Another fans reported that a friend got hit in the head by Nikki's bass at the CBGB's show. What transpired at this show is being debated on the BOD website, no one from the band has checked in with their side of the story yet. Speculation has it that someone was heckling the band, Tracii threw his guitar and then Nikki somehow got involved (either throwing his Bass or jumping off stage to join Tracii to break things up. No real solid details to report right now. see full story for more of the original email]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on LAST CRACK, KELLY OSBOURNE Talks About Her Drug Abuse, MONSTER MAGNET, BEYOND THE EMBRACE, MORTIFICATION, CARNAL FORGE, BOB DAISLEY To Join GARY MOORE's Touring Band, NIGHTWISH and more click here to check it out

Criss Too Old For KISS
Blabbermouth reports: Original KISS drummer Peter Criss made an appearance on the "Friday Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 Friday night (May 21) to discuss his departure from the group that he co-founded more than 30 years ago. The following are some excerpts from that interview (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): 

"To get right to it, I got a call from Paul [Stanley] the following day after I posted what I had to post on my site, because I was flooded by [e-mails from] a ton of people. And it got to be that they wanted to start a 'new' KISS. And I'm like, 'What do you mean 'new' KISS?' 

"It really got down to… He almost said I was too old to cut it, I couldn't play two hours anymore, they felt that their camp wanted some younger blood, that they wanted to do new stuff… between you an me, a bunch of bunk. I didn't buy it for one instant. I'm listening to this — that I'm too old, I can't play this anymore, I was complaining… [see the full story link for the extensive transcript of the interview]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Scorpions Sting In June
BW&BK reports: Sanctuary Records in the US have confirmed a June 22 release date for the SCORPIONS upcoming album, Unbreakable. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sebastian Bach Plans Osbournes Like Reality Show
BW&BK reports: SEBASTIAN BACH has posted the following on his official website, www.sebastianbach.com: 

"New VH1 Reality TV Show I Married Sebastian Bach Coming Soon! 

Just what the world needs. Another reality TV show! Yes it's true - VH1 & myself have agreed to create my 2nd televison show for the network . I Married Sebastian Bach is a reality TV show based around my lovely & awesome wife/manager Maria, & all the inherent mayhem & hijinx that occur in our rock'n'roll world. The VH1 TV cameras will follow Maria & myself around for a week as the band prepares to go on tour, & the show will be a one hour special. Thanks to VH1 for yet another cool opportunity & watch this space for more details soon on I Married Sebastian Bach!" - Click Here for the Full Story 

Will they bleep out all of Bach's 'mother truckers'? 

Judas Maiden
BW&BK reports: According to a posting at at Allan Atkins' website, the former JUDAS PRIEST frontman has united again with former IRON MAIDEN axeman Dennis Stratton. 

"Al and guitarist Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden/PRAYING MANTIS) have joined forces together for more concerts, one being confirmed in July at Milwaukee playing alongside DEEP PURPLE. They will go under the name of THE DENIAL and will play a mix of new songs and old Priest/Maiden songs which they either wrote or played on. The group who played alongside Al and Dennis on tour are Birmingham's new hot rock band THE VASELINERATS who will continue giving them their driving force on the road." - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on SATHANAS, DESTINY, DREAM THEATER, TEN, BLACK SABBATH, LAST CRACK, VELVET REVOLVER Stir It Up At Toronto Press Conference, NIGHTWISH, EDGUY and more click here to check it out

Top 10 Banned Album Covers
siN's metal news reports: The Guardian Newspaper in England has released the top 10 album covers (barring all things CATTLE DECAPITATION, GOREROTTED, etc.) that "they didn't want you to see". Such covers include GUNS N' ROSES, JANES ADDICTION, ALICE COOPER, ROGER WATERS [BEATLES, BLACK CROWES] and more. The full list, complete with pictures and descriptions, can be found [by clicking on the full story link]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Slipknot Near Sellout
siN's metal news reports: This year's JagerMusic tour did 90% business. Jagermeister have also confirmed that SLAYER will be returning once again for a Fall JagerMusic tour. [see full story for lots more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Lightning Strikes Band
siN's metal news reports: One week deep into the recording of their Roadrunner debut, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD's studio the band is recording at in Chicago was literally struck by lightning. The board at the studio was wrecked, but no tracks were lost. All in all, everyone is all right, and the band should be back recording once again this weekend.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: siN's metal news also has news on Hellfest 2004 - Get YOUR band on the bill!, The Sleeping , Black My Heart, Crematorium, In Flames, Slipknot, DFD, Severed Saviour - Opening Band For Cannibal Corpse Tour and more click here to check it out

NIN Manager Fires Back
VH1 reports: Nine Inch Nails' former manager John Malm has shot back at Trent Reznor, who filed a suit against him earlier this week seeking millions of dollars. 

Not only does Malm refute Reznor's claim that he and former business manager/accountant Richard Szekelyi ripped off the rocker, he insists that Reznor actually owes him over $2 million in unpaid commissions. After numerous attempts to procure the payments, the manager sued Reznor in April, weeks before the suit against Malm and Szekelyi was filed. 

"Trent Reznor's complete lack of loyalty and integrity is astounding," Malm said in a statement. "After 20 years of my professional and personal friendship and support, through some of his darkest hours and at great expense to me, he has decided that everyone in the world is to blame for his problems except himself. It's time for him to take some responsibility for his actions." [see full story for lots more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: VH1 also has news on PJ Harvey, Johnny Cash, Jamie Cullum, Shrek, Zorro 2, The Woodsman, Gwen Stefani, D12, Jasmine Trias, Steriogram and more click here to check it out

Sonic Youth Bamboozled
Pollstar reports: "Boisterously bewildering" - not necessarily the slogan of your average weekend rock festival, and organizers of The Great Bamboozle want you to know that it's anything but. The three-day fest takes place June 4-6 at and around the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J., and features dozens of performers including G. Love & Special Sauce, moe., Galactic, Sonic Youth, Patti Smith, and My Morning Jacket. 

Unlike most festivals and, well, concerts in general, The Great Bamboozle allows re-entry. The Asbury Park beaches will be open, with volleyball, frisbee contests and, of course, swimming. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Cancer Stops Soul Asylum 
AP reports: Soul Asylum has postponed recording while longtime bassist Karl Mueller is treated for throat cancer, the group's manager said Friday. 

Mueller, 40, is home from a short hospital stay, manager Jake Walesch said. A tumor was discovered after Mueller woke up and was unable to breathe, he said. 

Walesch said Mueller, a co-founder of the Minneapolis-based band, is doing well. - Click Here for the Full Story 

50 People Injured At Concert
AP reports: Nearly 50 people were sent to area hospitals, and more than 200 others were treated for heat exhaustion Saturday at a concert festival at RFK Stadium. 

The daylong HFStival, sponsored by local alternative rock radio station WHFS-FM, featured acts performing on several stages. Among the headline performers were The Cure, The Offspring, Papa Roach, Jay-Z and The Violent Femmes. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Rock in Rio Goes Down Under
Herald Sun reports: ROCK In Rio, the world's largest music festival, is coming to Australia in 2007. 

Promoter and organiser, Roberto Medina, confirms he is scouting for a suitable Australian venue to host a 24-hour festival featuring the cream of the rock world. In 2007, Medina wants Rock In Rio to take place in Lisbon, Rio De Janiero and Sydney. 

"My project in the future comprises the staging of Rock In Rio (2007) at a truly intercontinental scale," Medina said. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Hoobastank/Phantom Planet tour
IAYM reports: Hoobastank plan to hit the road alongside Phantom Planet in July, dates and venues will be announced in coming weeks.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Soulfly/Ill Nino Tour?
IAYM reports: Soulfly and Ill Nino are said to be planning a tour together in late July running through August. A third and as-yet-unannounced act will be supporting the bill.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Hoobastank/Phantom Planet tour, Zao, Cult Of Luna, Johnny Truant, Black Sabbath: Bill Ward will play Ozzfest, Pillar, Mellowdrone tour dates, Eighteen Visions, The Rise, Candlemass and more. click here to check it out

Patti Smith Tour
liveDaily reports: Acclaimed singer/songwriter Patti Smith will spend the month of June on tour in the U.S., making stops at a mix of clubs and festivals. 

Smith is supporting her new album, "Trampin'," which hit stores last month. She is backed on the set by the band she formed in 1996: guitarist Lenny Kaye and drummer Jay Dee Daugherty--both of whom were members of her original group--Tony Shanahan (bass, keyboards) and Oliver Ray (guitar). [see full story for more including dates] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Smell like p.diddy
liveDaily reports: Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has teamed with cosmetics company Estee Lauder to create and market a new line of fragrances for men under Combs' Sean John brand name. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Afghan Covers
liveDaily reports: Former Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli and his group The Twilight Singers are wrapping up their work on "She Loves You," a collection of covers that is expected to hit stores in late summer.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Motorhead, Tupac Shakur, Brad Cotter leads 'Nashville Star' tour through North America, Aretha Tour!, Cash Auction and more click here to check it out

Cold Lava
Digital Noise reports: Cold are rumored to be in the process of negotiating a deal with Lava Records. 

There has been no official annoucement as of yet, but the band have been searching for a new home since leaving Geffen Records earlier this year. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Chucky Metal
Digital Noise reports: In a post on www.bloody-disgusting.com, the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Seeds Of Chucky" is said to include new material from Damageplan, Nine Inch Nails, and Rob Zombie along with previously released tracks from Adema, Disturbed, Korn Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, Mushroomhead, Powerman 5000 and Slipknot. [see full story for track listing]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Digital Noise also has news on Dead Poetic + Demon Hunter = "Summer Of Darkness" Tour, Soulfly and Ill Nino Teaming Up for Tour, Trent Reznor Accuses Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin of Selling Out, Deadsy Announce Show at The Roxy, Boy Night Out Cancel Tour with Matchbook Romance, and more click here to check it out

Darkness Recovering From Surgery
Xfm reports: Darkness singer Justin Hawkins has been forced to undergo surgery to save his voice, due to a severe problem with stomach acid that may have ruined his voice completely. 

"I had a hiatus hernia and acid reflux," Hawkins told The Sun, "Basically, there's a sphincter inside your throat, as well as up your bottom. It's supposed to control how much acid is let up into your throat. 

"But mine was broken so my stomach was spitting acid into the throat. It was literally burning my voice up." 

However, the operation was a success, and Hawkins is permanently cured, in fact he reckons his voice has improved. 

"I'm definitely back to my best," he says, "If anything, my voice is now sounding better than ever because I haven't got to hold back." - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Xfm also has news on Radiohead Play Charity Show, Cash for Cash, Hear Twisted X's 'Born In England' NOW!, Napster 2.0 Launched In UK and more click here to check it out

Kelly Osbourne Lands TV Show
AZ Central reports: Reality television-star-turned singer Kelly Osbourne will tackle scripted TV on ABC this fall. The daughter of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne is among the cast of "Life As We Know It," a one-hour drama that will air Thursdays at 9 p.m.ET/PT. 

The network describes "Life As We Know It" as a "series about three hormone-charged teenage boys who are trying to do something even harder than losing their virginity, and that's to grow up without totally freaking out." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

The good news is that the show will be on ABC, so it's not likely to last a full season. Then again, if it is really bad, they might keep it. 

Full Sabbath Reunion?
BillWard.com reports: {the following was a message from Bill Ward posted on his official website] Dear Sabbath People, 

I have communicated to Sharon that I will accept the proposal of 5/11/04 regarding me playing Ozzfest, and today I received a very positive response from her. At this time, I am taking this response as a move forward. This announcement is for the benefit of all those who these past few days have been so outspoken favouring and supporting me as a member of Sabbath. I personally thank all of you. To All Sabbath People On 

Earth - Rock & Shine. 

-Bill Ward
5/20/04 [This means that the ball is back in Sharon's court. Will she play ball? We will have to wait and see]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Monday Media
Monday's suck but Monday Media is here to help make em' a little better. There was a big update over the weekend to antiMUSIC's Mandatory Media section, including new offerings from Slipknot, The Cure, Eighteen Visions, AAF, The Kicks, Eight Days Gone and more. Below is this week's featured song from Killswitch Engage! Check the full story link to visit Mandatory Media for lots more! 

Killswitch Engage - "Rose Of Sharyn" (mp3) 
From KSE new hit CD "The End Of Heartache"
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