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Day In Rock 5/31-6/1: Sum 41 Flee War Zone- Zep Documentary- Outkast in HBO Movie- Bono- Metallica Plan New CD- Cave In Accident- Meshuggah- Nick Oliveri- Red Tape- Ward Back Sabbath- Prince- Brian May- The Doors- Guns Says Sixx Didn't Hit Fan-  Ozzy Assaulted Randy Rhoads?- Darkness Complete New Album- more
by Keavin Wiggins
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The Day in Rock Tuesday - antiMUSIC.com's look at Today's Top Rock News Stories From Across the Web

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Because of the holiday, Today's Day in Rock is shorter than usual, so we simply added it to Monday's report (for the online version).  We should return to normal on Wednesday, unless the rock world is still too hung over on Tuesday to do anything news worthy. 

Zep Documentary
Blabbermouth reports: A LED ZEPPELIN DVD documentary, "A to Zeppelin: The Story of Led Zeppelin", will be released on June 8 through Koch Entertainment. Although the disc is not endorsed or authorized by the band and it does not contain any LED ZEPPELIN music, "it is fairly well produced and features recent interviews with some of those who were around the band during their heyday: J.J. Jackson, Richard Cole, Roy Harper, Simon Kirke, Andy Johns, Chris Dreja, Big Jim Sullivan, Carmine Appice and more," according to a posting at Led-Zeppelin.com. "A well-rounded bio touches upon some of the major events of ZEP's career, with some insight from the various guest interviews, including Elvis' right-hand-man Joe Esposito who briefly discusses when ZEP met the King. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on MARILYN MANSON's Online Journal Spotlighted In Rolling Stone, Former GODFLESH Frontman Signs New Record Deal, OZZY OSBOURNE's Football Team To Sell Shirts At OZZFEST, SUFFOCATION, SCARVE, IGNITE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING, IRON MAIDEN Bassist Plays Soccer For Charity: Photos Available and more click here to check it out

Outkast in HBO Movie
NMC reports: Big Boi and Andre 3000 will soon work on an HBO original movie and its accompanying soundtrack. Big Boi told MTV backstage at the KISS-FM Wango Tango Festival in Pasadena, California, "We will not be playing OutKast in the movie." He also revealed that the movie is "set during the Prohibition era." Said Big Boi, "Dre is the son of a mortician and I own a club ... it's a devilish place. It's going to be a lot of action, adventure, romance." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: NMC also has news on Alanis Morissette, Sarah McLachlan, Lostprophets, Kanye West, Franz Ferdinand and more click here to check it out

Bono Plans Live Aid II - To Address EU
NME reports: BONO is planning a massive concert to ease Third World debt on the 20th anniversary of LIVE AID, according to reports.

This morning's The Sun newspaper (May 31) quotes Government sources as saying the U2 singer is hoping to organise the event next summer, backed by Prime Minister Tony Blair. [see full story for more - see story later in today's report about Live Aid originator Bob Geldof ] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Big News Network reports: Bono wants to persuade European Union ministers meeting in Dublin, Ireland, to extend debt relief programs for the world's poorest countries.

Billboard reported that the U2 frontman will attempt to turn the tide of EU development ministers who are currently undecided on whether to pursue a policy of debt relief or one based on targeted aid for the world's poorest countries.

Bono is scheduled to address a special meeting of the EU development ministers, Tuesday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Pearl Jam's Greatest
Sony Music reports: [some tidbits from the Pearl Jam Rumor Pit site at Sony Music] Eddie will be appearing on a new Jack Irons solo album and we hear that Sony is working on a greatest hits album but no details on the release are available yet. 

PEARL Rumor: Eddie Vedder will be featured as a guest vocalist on The Who's new album. 
JAM Fact: False. [see the full story for all the latest PJ developments] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Avril Hits No. 1
Reuters reports: Avril Lavigne's sophomore album has gone straight to the top of the U.K. albums chart, a spot it took her 2002 debut, "Let Go," 18 weeks to reach. 

The Canadian teen rocker's new album, "Under My Skin," is also expected to end Usher's reign atop the U.S. charts when data are issued Wednesday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Madonna Video Rip Off
Herald Sun reports: MADONNA has been forced to pay $638,000 after copying ideas from a well-known artist without permission in one of her videos.

Madonna made the out-of-court settlement after admitting the video for her song Hollywood was inspired by the late French erotic photographer Guy Bourdin. 

Bourdin's son, Samuel, filed a US federal copyright lawsuit against the singer in New York last October. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Top Metal Moments
Day In Rock reports: You wanted the Metal Moments... and VH1 has got em'. The installment of VH1' Top 100 Metal Moments premiered on Monday night. They also posted the full list on their website. The show will be counting em' down all week at 9PM. Here is the Top 10, but be sure to click the full story link for the full list and tune in to get the stories behind the list. 

10 - Def Leppard drummer loses arm but keeps rocking.
9 - Led Zeppelin's mud shark incident. 
8 - Groupies rate rockers sex romps and sizes online. 
7 - Ozzy Osbourne and Nikki Sixx compete in gross-a-thon. 
6 - Judas Priest 's leather-clad "Metal God" comes out of the closet. 
5 - Spinal Tap premieres. 
4 - Mötley Crüe release autobiography The Dirt. 
3 - Dio popularizes "Devil's horns," the universal hand-signal for heavy metal. 
2 - Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi sacrifices fingertips to create metal guitar sound. 
1 - "Hear N' Aid" benefit album unites metal nation for the good of all. 
- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Sum 41 Flee War Zone
Jam reports: Canadian rock band Sum 41 has been evacuated from the war-torn African nation of Congo where they were filming a documentary for War Child Canada. 

"For a variety of circumstances it was deemed unsafe to stay there," Nils Engelstad, a spokesman for the relief organization, said Saturday in Toronto. 

Sum 41 was evacuated by the United Nations to Uganda, Engelstad said. [see full story for lots more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Metallica Plan New CD
IAYM reports: Metallica plan to enter the studio in spring 2005 to begin recording their next effort, due out through Warner Bros. following their move away from Elektra Entertainment. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Meshuggah Release Date
IAYM reports: Meshuggah's new EP release "I" will now hit stores on July 13th through Fractured Transmitter Records. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Silent Drive touring info, Endo: new demo completed, Five Minute Ride EP, downset Stampin' Ground , Deicide: U.S. tour, Sparta pick first single and more click here to check it out

Cave In Accident
The PRP reports: Cave In guitarist Adam McGrath appears to have suffered a broken elbow which forced the band to cancel [Sat] nights scheduled performance in Greensboro, NC. The group released the following statement on the matter: "Cave In has had to cancel tonight's show (05.29.04) in Greensboro, NC due to a medical emergency. We're sorry for the cancellation but Adam can't exactly play with a broken elbow. We will be back for a make up show as soon as we can. Thank you."- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: The PRP also has news on Blood Online, More Kcuf , Follow The ----, Forlani Online, Horse The Tour, Holy Remix, Video Set, All Is Acoustic and more click here to check it out

Oliveri All Is Forgotten
Digital Noise reports: Nick Oliveri has set "All Is Forgotten" as the title for his upcoming solo acoustic album. The album is tentatively due for release later this year through Duna Records, a label run by Mondo Generator and former Kyuss drummer Brant Bjork. [see full story for interview highlights with Nick]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Red Tape Drummer Quits
Digital Noise reports: Red Tape have announced that they have parted ways with drummer J.D. and replaced him with a new drummer by the name of Eric H. 

A post on their official website, www.redtapearmy.com, reads as follows: 

"A big bombshell dropped on the RED TAPE camp when our beloved drummer J.D. had to call it quits after this last tour. JD's wife Jen -who is also Twig's sister, is having their 2nd kid this month! We respect and understand JD's strong commitment to his awesome family and he will remain a close friend. [see full story for more including info on the new drummer and what happened to the European tour]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Digital Noise also has news on Seether Post eCard for "Disclaimer II", Project 86 eCard, Red Hot Chili Peppers to Release Live Album, Instruction, Fear Factory Looking for Fans for Video Shoot and more click here to check it out

Ward Back Sabbath
siN's metal news reports: According to updated pictures on the official OZZFEST 2004 website, BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has found his mug thrown back into the group picture of the band, which would imply that things have settled down and it's official that Ward will be behind the kit this Summer for BLACK SABBATH.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: siN's metal news also has news on The Icarus Line, The Darkness, Brand New Sin, Headbanger's Ball Playlist, Amon Amarth, Seether, DFD,Dissonance and more click here to check it out

Prince Finds A New Way To Go Platinum
Reuters reports: Prince's new CD, "Musicology," has hit platinum based solely on his tour ticket sales, which include a copy of the album. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Live Aid A No Go?
Reuters reports: Irish rock star Bob Geldof denied on Monday that he had teamed up with fellow rocker Bono for a repeat of the 1985 Live Aid concerts to raise money to help ease third world debt. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Queen May With Ours Jimmy
ArrowFM reports: Queen guitarist Brian May laid down some intricate guitar work on a new song which will appear on the Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. Titled "Someone To Die For," the song finds May collaborating with singer Jimmy Gnecco of the band Ours. - Click Here for the Full Story 

The Doors DVD
ArrowFM reports: Oh yeah, so you want to see what all the hoopla's about? Easy, just pick up your copy of L.A. Woman Live, the first official DVD from The Doors of the 21st Century. The DVD features the band performing the Door's famous 1971 L.A. Woman set during a live concert in Houston. "[We] have recorded the complete album... for your insight, pleasure and discovery - and for our completion," keyboardist Ray Manzarek posted on his website. The DVD will hit stores on July 20th. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: ArrowFM also has news on Will Hagar Perform The David Lee Roth Material?, How Cool Is Your Aerosmith Tattoo?, Miller Brewing Co. Plans Rocking Summer, Bono Chills With Nancy Sinatra and more click here to check it out

mp3.com is back... sort of
Day in Rock reports: Mp3.com is back, well sort of... gone is the online hangout for indie musicians that wished to expose their music. It's gone corporate baby, take a look at the "beta" by clicking on the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Guns Says Sixx Didn't Hit Fan
Blabbermouth reports: BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION guitarist Tracii Guns has refuted published reports that his B.O.D. bandmate Nikki Sixx (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) knocked a Nevada fan out last Saturday night (May 22) when he flung his instrument into the crowd and clocked the guy in the head. 

Describing the previously published account of what supposedly transpired that night as a "crock [of] s***," Guns wrote in a posting to the Metal Sludge "Gossip Board" that "Nikki threw his bass to Scott Sorry from AMEN just before he jumped in the crowd to find me. Problem was… Nikki jumped right over me into the crowd then I had to jump in to tell him I wasn't in the crowd. Nobody's instrument hit anyone but Scott. The kid ripped his eye-ring out of his eye dodging flying fists and then ended up on the bottom of the pile. In a nice puddle of eye-ring blood. Just another night on the first leg of the tour. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

dude, they lied, dude!

Dream Theater Delay
Blabbermouth reports: The release date of DREAM THEATER's upcoming DVD reissue of their first two home videos, "Dream Theater - Images And Words: Live In Tokyo" (1993) and "Dream Theater: 5 Years in a Livetime" (1998) has been pushed back to July 13 from the originally announced June 29 date due to "manufacturing delays," according to a posting on the band's web site. [see full story for info on the DVDs]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ozzy Assaulted Randy Rhoads?
Blabbermouth reports: [Blabbermouth has some highlights of an interview with Bob Daisley where Daisley makes some pretty incredible claims about the Osbournes click the full story for more] Bob Daisley: "I didn't see it first-hand but Tommy Aldridge told me that Ozzy punched Randy in the face when he found out Randy wanted to leave. I also heard from a very good source that Sharon went into the office soon after (hours or days) Randy was killed and changed his contract. Mrs. Rhoads had to sue the Osbournes for years for her son's royalties thereafter. Nice little camp, eh?"- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball' To Air 'Best Metal Videos Of The New Millennium', THERAPY? To Begin Recording New Album, PLANET X Announce New Bassist, STRYPER's Live CD Enters Billboard's 'Top Internet Albums' Chart and more click here to check it out

Franz 2nd
Ananova reports: Franz Ferdinand aim to have their second album out by the beginning of next year. 

According to NME the band are currently on the road promoting their acclaimed self-titled debut, which only came out in February. 

Guitarist Nick McCarthy said: "The next album should be out beginning of next year." - Click Here for the Full Story 

Roots Rock Reggae Fest
liveDaily reports: Ziggy, Stephen, Julian and Damian "Junior Gong" Marley--sons of late reggae legend Bob Marley--join forces this summer for the traveling Roots Rock Reggae Festival. 

The brothers launch the run in Portsmouth, VA, on Aug. 7, and work their way across country before wrapping up in Berkeley, CA, on Aug. 29. 

Common, Toots and Maytals, Slightly Stoopid and Looner hold down the tour's opening slots. Additional special guests may appear on select dates, according to organizers. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Michael Jackson, Morrissey, Pearl Jam, Ricky Martin, Edwin McCain, The Streets, Santana and more click here to check it out

Darkness Complete New Album
Xfm reports: Xfm Online can reveal that The Darkness have completed recording the follow up to their debut album ‘Permission To Land' (and have some novel ideas for it's title) and talk about receiving an Ivor Novello Best Songwriter Award. 

Speaking to Xfm, singer Justin Hawkins explained that the new record (produced by legendary rock producer Mutt Lange) has been finished already. 

"The difficult second album? We're sailing through it," he explained, "It's done, its ready to go. The whole things done. All the packaging and stuff - the artwork and what have you - is all we've got to look at now." [see full story for lots more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Xfm also has news on Oasis Win ‘Best UK Album Ever' Poll, What's Your Favourite Beastie Boys Track?, Pete Doherty Quits The Libertines, Love Music Hate Racism Venue Change and more click here to check it out

Derek Frigo RIP
antiMUSIC reports: Derek Frigo, former lead guitarist of Enuff Z'nuff was found dead on Friday. The cause of death is not known at this time. Frigo was reportedly found outside his girlfriend's Beverly Hills home. 

Derek was the son of legendary Chicago violin virtuoso Johnny Frigo. He rose to fame in his own right as the lead guitarist of Enuff Z'nuff on their first three major label albums. Rolling Stone named Enuff Z'nuff best new band in 1991. During his time with the band, Derek was praised for his distinct tremolo infused guitar solos. He left Enuff Z'nuff in 1994 and played in a number of groups since, he latest projects included gigs with his fellow former Enuff Z'nuff bandmate Vik Fox in Los Angeles based rock band Logan's Heroes and playing with punk icon Texas Terri. 

Last year, Frigo reunited with Enuff Z'nuff frontman Donnie Vie and original drummer Vik Fox for a couple of Los Angeles area shows. There was talk of an Enuff Z'nuff reunion tour later this year. Derek joined Donnie Vie in his home studio a few weeks ago and laid down tracks for the new Enuff Z'nuff CD. 

[Having personally known Derek this news hits extremely hard. If it wasn't for Derek there wouldn't be an antiMUSIC as Enuff Z'nuff inspired our sister site Rocknworld.com, which was named after a song off of the 1993 Enuff Z'nuff album "Animals With Human Intellegence", and was the first site in what would become the antiMUSIC network. The world lost an exceptional person and gifted musician. Derek's sound was a hallmark of those early Enuff Z'nuff albums. This is a tragic blow to the Enuff Z'nuff family. On behalf of everyone here at antiMUSIC, I wish to extend condolences to Derek's family and friends. We will never forget Derek, the man or his music. - Keavin] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Radio Station Bans The Vines
antiMUSIC reports: [This press release is from Triple M radio in Australia and is posted here as a followup to a story from Friday - see the full story link for all the details] Five minutes into Thursday nights' Triple M Garage Session performance, The Vines guitarist Patrick walked off stage and joined the crowd, adding fuel to the rumour the Vines are on the brink of break up. 

A police report has been filed by a Sydney newspaper photographer who says she was kicked during the gig, destroying her camera. 

The band stopped half way through many songs with the lead singer screaming at the audience calling them a pack of sheep and telling them to shut up or get out. The intimate crowd of 400 were shocked when asked by the lead singer to "baa" like sheep . 

Triple M has held hugely successful Garage Sessions in the past with bands such as The Darkness, The Living End and most recently Jet. It was hoped that the Vines would put on an equally successful show for Triple M listeners. 

The station has been inundated by calls and emails from unhappy listeners disappointed by The Vines performance and attitude on the night. 

As a result of listener feedback Triple M have dropped all The Vines tracks on their stations' play lists and are awaiting an apology from the band and their management. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Fuse 
press release reports: The Offspring and Melissa Auf der Maur (ex-bassist for Hole and Smashing Pumpkins) are both heading to IMX on Fuse to promote their joint tour and latest albums on subsequent days. 

The Offspring are promoting their album "Splinter" on June 1st and Melissa Auf der Maur promotes "Auf der Maur" on June 2nd. 

IMX on Fuse airs at 6pm Monday thru Friday. 

Check your local listing for the channel number in your area- Click Here for the Full Story 

Monday Media

Welcome to the Day in Rock's Monday Media. This weekend's addition to antiMUSIC's Mandatory Media section include new media from Local H, PJ Harvey, Mellowdrone, Bumblebeez 81, Dropbox, Magna-Fi, Cut Copy, Neil Young, Icarus Line and this week's Featured Media in remembrance of Derek Frigo. Click Here To check out this week's Mandatory Media

Featured Media: 

"Rockabye Dreamland" - In Memory of Derek Frigo
This is an unreleased song written by Donnie Vie and Derek Frigo of Enuff Z'nuff. We are featuring it here in memory of Derek who passed away on May 28th.
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