Day In Rock 11/01:  Eminem SNL Lip Sync- Avril Vs Ashlee- Darkness Injury- al-Qaida Metal Head?- Melvins Tribute- Candlemass- Accept Reunion- Stereolab- American Idol 101- HIM- Shadows Fall- Hendrix Ballet- Agnostic Front- AHC DVD- Korn- Libertines- Alter Boys- Depswa- Funeral For A Friend- Nirvana Box Tracks- Marshall Tucker- Jay-Z Boots R.Kelly- Howie Day- Audiovision- more
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Eminem SNL Lip Sync
antiMUSIC reports: A week after Ashlee Simpson was caught using a pre-recorded vocal track on Saturday Night Live, some are accusing rapper Eminem of doing the same thing. "Fox & Friends" co-host Mike Jerrick said Sunday morning on Fox News that it appeared Eminem was lip-synching during his performance on Saturday Night Live. That at one point the rapper took the microphone away from his mouth and viewers could still hear him rapping. 

A search of Google News service turns up a story on Hundredpercenter Newswires blog spot by Malachy Joyce that says "Eminem looked foolish, for not only lip synching, but doing a very bad job of it. 

"At one point, Eminem, who was out of synch with the voice over, put his mic down near his hip and stopped rapping. However, the song with voice continued." [see full story for more including a link to a video]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Maybe SNL should stand for Singing Not Likely?

Feud of the Day: Avril Vs Ashlee
Reuters reports: With Ashlee Simpson in the news this week following a disastrous lip-synching appearance on "Saturday Night Live," Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne says it's "pathetic" that some young artists don't sing on their own record or on stage. 

"You know what? There are a lot of people out there today, who have become stars or famous musicians -- I wouldn't really define them as a star -- with a record only because they have connections and only because they have money and for the wrong reasons," Lavigne, 20, told Billboard.com. 

"And it sucks. Actually, I know for a fact there are some young female artists who don't even sing on their own records and who don't sing live. And that is pathetic." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

al-Qaida Metal Head?
Blabbermouth reports: A man who describes himself as an American al-Qaida member on a threatening videotape is believed to be Adam Yahiye Gadahn, a U.S. citizen from Southern California who wrote in a web posting that he was obsessed for a time with "demonic heavy metal music" before moving to Orange County and discovering the Islamic faith. The man, whose face on the tape is all but obscured by a checkered keffiyeh Arab headdress, is identified only as "Azzam the American," according to NBC4.tv.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Melvins Tribute
Blabbermouth reports: Fractured Transmitter Records has set a May 10 release date for the upcoming tribute CD to THE MELVINS. Titled "We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins", the album will include contributions from such acts as MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MASTODON, [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Candlemass Best of CD
Blabbermouth reports: GMR Music has set a November 22 release date for CANDLEMASS' "Essential Doom" CD, a posthumous collection of the group's best material plus their newly recorded and previously unreleased song "Witches". The album will come with a bonus DVD featuring video footage of the band's performance at the Rock Hard Festival in Germany in 2003. 

"Witches" — one of two songs laid down during a quick demo session in August 2003 (the other being "Born In A Tank") — was "[written] in [the] true CANDLEMASS style," according to mainman Leif Edling, featuring "both heavy and hard passages, lots of negative riffing, melody and slow doomy choruses." [see full story for tracklist]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on ROB ZOMBIE Offers Exclusive First Look At 'Bigfoot', BUTTONHOOK Enter Studio To Record New Album, FATAL SMILE Schedule Showcase Gig In Stockholm, WHITESNAKE Perform In Dublin: Photos Available, GORELORD: New Song Available For Download and more click here to check it out

Accept Reunion
Day in Rock reports: It appears Accept have reunited, at least for one festival date in Germany. They are scheduled to headline the Rock Hard Festival 2005 which will take place on May 13-15th. The festival will also feature Overkill, Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, The Haunted, Masterplan and more. When we learn if the Accept reunion will extend beyond this event we will let you know. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Benefit DNC
NME reports: A benefit concert to commemorate the late JAM MASTER JAY is being planned for January on what would have been his 40th birthday. 

October 30 marks the second anniversary of the Run DMC DJ's murder at his 24/7 studio in Queens, New York. 

A number of his family and friends will gather in Queens tomorrow to remember Jay, real name Jason Mizell, reports MTV. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Darkness Injury
NME reports: THE DARKNESS' frontman and guitarist JUSTIN HAWKINS has lost the use of his right hand after reportedly smashing it through a window. 

The star was rushed to hospital after defending himself in a drunken scrap with a mystery attacker, reports today's (October 31) Sunday Mirror newspaper. Hawkins is believed to have been punched in the face and then stumbled into a stained glass winrdow. 

Doctors battled fo hours to repair severed tendons and now the star faces months unable to play the guitar. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: NME also has news on The Libertines pip Babyshambles to top slot on NME Chart, Ja Rule topples Eric Prydz from top of UK singles chart, R Kelly makes shock claims after being kicked off Jay-Z tour, Franz Ferdinand close UK tour in style, Fatboy Slim hits unusual venues on North American tour and more click here to check it out

Stereolab Box of Rarities
Pitchfork reports: Our favorite alternatively rocking space-age bachelors (and bachelorettes, right) are preparing to catch thee up with their many EPs, singles and other stray tracks-- Switched On-style. 

Now, it's been about nine years since the last Switched On comp, so there's quite a collection of ephemera to wade through-- and it would appear their newest collection is designed with the completist in mind. According to a post on the band's website, next spring will see the release of a giant 3xCD compilation stretching back to the 18-minute majesty of "Jenny Ondioline", which was first released in 1993. The set, tentatively slated for mid-April, is being mastered in a few weeks, at which point the final running order (and presumably, the title) will be fixed. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Pitchfork also has news on Bomp! Records founder Greg Shaw dies, Sun Kil Moon tours, works on new material, The Heavenly States expand U.S. tour, Low reveal details of "aggressive" Sub Pop debut due in January, plan winter tour, Franz Ferdinand's debut album expanded and more click here to check it out

Silly News: American Idol 101
CBC reports: Students at a college in North Carolina will soon be able to combine watching television and studying. 

That's because the Charlotte, N.C., campus of the University of North Carolina will start offering a course in American Idol come January. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

The PRP reports: HIM will be releasing "The Video Collection - 1997-2003" on DVD in North America on December 07th through Universal. As suggested by the title, the outing is expected to feature the bands various clips for their singles over the years.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Laryngitis Won't Stop Shadows Fall
BW&BK reports: Lead singer, Brian Fair, of SHADOWS FALL was recently diagnosed with not only strep throat, but also laryngitis. However, he refuses to cancel any performances because of it. 

Fair states, "I have never cancelled a show due to poor health and don't plan on it now. The support of our fans means the world to us and I would never do anything to let them down. Besides, if Curt Shilling can lead the Red Sox to a World Series victory with a sewn up ankle then I can tough it out and bring the metal." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hendrix Ballet
BW&BK reports: According to the timesonline.co.uk, the music of JIMI HENDRIX is to be adapted by the Royal Ballet and turned into a dance sequence at Covent Garden. Internationally renowned dancers will interpret Hendrix songs performed in a classical style using violins, guitars, flutes and drums arranged by NIGEL KENNEDY, the violinist. Six performances will take place in May at the Royal Opera House in London, England and one will be relayed live to a big screen in Trafalgar Square. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on PROJECT: FAILING FLESH - Co-Founder To Produce New DECEASED Album, CONSTRUCDEAD - EP Recordings Complete, Live In-Studio Clips Online, BOBNOXIOUS - Canadian Tour Dates Announced, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS - Album Title, Release Date Confirmed, EVERGREY - Fan Participation Requested For Upcoming DVD and more click here to check it out

Agnostic Front DVD
IAYM reports: Agnostic Front will be shooting a performance in New York City, New York at CBGB's on November 07th with a view to releasing the footage on DVD next year. The band will be performing two different setlists in two separate shows, commencing at 3pm and 5pm respectively for a cost of $5 each. - Click Here for the Full Story 
IAYM reports: American Head Charge will be filming their October 30th stop at the First Avenue club in Minneapolis, Minnesota for inclusion on a DVD which will accompany initial pressings of their upcoming new album "The Feeding", expected out through Nitrus in February 2005.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Korn Tour Expands
IAYM reports: Further dates have been added to KoRn's upcoming "Greatest Hits" tour, the schedule now looks as follows: 

November 10th Fresno, California Selland Arena November 12th Sacramento, California ARCO Arena November 13th Salem, Oregon Salem Armory November 14th Tacoma, Washington Tacoma Dome [see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Bane: "The Note", Rob Zombie Update, Nirvana: "With The Lights Out" Details Unveiled, OM (ex-Sleep) Update, Byzantine/Gutworm UK Dates, Q And Not U: European Tour and more click here to check it out

Libertines DVD
Ananova reports: The Libertines are to re-release their self-titled second album next month with an extra DVD. 

The DVD, titled Boys In The Band, is over an hour long and features promotional videos, live footage, interviews and a host of extras. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Alter Boys Set Title/Date for Debut
Digital Noise reports: The Alter Boys, which features Jason Mann, formerly of Mushroomhead and members of Dog Fashion Disco, Unified Culture and the Original Pranksta, have set "The Exotic Sounds of Alter Boys" as the tentative title of their upcoming debut album. 

The album is due for a release on March 8th, 2005 through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by ex Mushroomhead singer Jason Mann. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Depswa Recording
Digital Noise reports: Depswa are current in the studio working on a new album. The band is co-producing the album with Ron Hill, who has previously worked with the likes of Korn, Eminem, and Cypress Hill. 

It's expected that the new album will surface at some point next year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Funeral For A Friend Reissue
Digital Noise reports: Funeral For A Friend will be re-releasing their latest album "Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation" on November 2nd. 

The re-release will include a limited edition bonus DVD re-released in America on November 2, with a limited edition bonus DVD. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Nirvana Box Tracks
Digital Noise reports: It appears as if the track listing for the upcoming Nirvana box set, titled "With The Lights Out" has been revealed. 

The 4-disc set will feature 3 CDs worth of music material, totaling 81 songs, 68 of which have never been released. Also included will be a DVD of live footage. 

The box set has been three years coming and was originally scheduled for 2001 until it was disrupted by Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love who refused to co-operate with Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. [see full story for the tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Digital Noise also has news on Nonpoint Announce Tour Dates, Queens Of the Stone Age, Helmet, Ministry, Mudvayne and More Contribute to "Need For Speed Underground 2" Soundtrack Hopesfall Video for "Icarus" Posted Online, Scum Of The Earth's Video for "Get Your Dead On" Posted Online, Stuck Mojo Reunite, Plan to "Write the Best Mojo Record Ever" and more click here to check it out

Marshall Tucker DVD
press release reports: Hard to believe, but one of the greatest touring acts of the past three decades has never released a live concert DVD… until now. Southern rock pioneers The Marshall Tucker Band, Ramblin' Records and Shout! Factory release Live From The Garden State 1981, available in stores on November 2nd for $19.98 (suggested retail price). 

Filmed for broadcast on MTV in 1983, Live From The Garden State features the band's original lineup, (with the exception of Tommy Caldwell, who passed away the previous year), front man Doug Gray, lead guitarist Toy Caldwell, rhythm guitarist George McCorkle, drummer Paul Riddle, and multi-instrument (flute, saxophone, keyboards, vocals) player Jerry Eubanks. The DVD also includes a brand new biographical documentary, "Which One Is Marshall Tucker?," filled with interviews with the surviving band members, and friends Travis Tritt and Charlie Daniels. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jay-Z Boots R.Kelly
antiMUSIC reports: R.Kelly was kicked off of his co-headlining 'Best of Both Worlds' tour with Jay-Z on Saturday after accusing members of Jay-Z's entourage of attacking him with pepper-spray. Kelly claims that he was assaulted with pepper spray while on stage in New York on Friday. 

Kelly went on stage Friday night and spotted two members of the audience with guns, so he walked off-stage while security dealt with the problem, according to his publicist Allan Mayer. Once he was given an all-clear by security, who found no weapons, he began to walk back on-stage when he, along with two of his security guards, were reportedly sprayed in the face with pepper spray by someone in Jay-Z's entourage. 

Kelly and his guards were taken to St Vincent's Hospital in New York for treatment. Kelly was reportedly ready to resume the tour on Saturday at Madison Square Garden but was informed by the promoter that he had been banned from the venue and Jay-Z was to perform as the sole headliner. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Howie Day Collide
press release (epic) reports: More than a year after its release, Howie Day's STOP ALL THE WORLD NOW is blowing up, thanks to relentless touring and the recent success of surprise hit "Collide." 

The breakthrough smash rocketed all the way to No. 20 on the Adult Top 40 Airplay Chart and was recently highlighted in its entirety on the hit WB series "One Tree Hill." After the show aired, Day's album sales erupted, rising more than 73%. In addition, "Collide" is garnering extensive airplay. A video for the song was recently filmed with director Chris Mills (Modest Mouse, Kanye West). 

Earlier this year, Day performed a stunning acoustic version of "Collide" during an appearance on a European radio show. When the song became a hot commodity among Day tape traders, fan demand prompted Epic to issue a special edition of STOP ALL THE WORLD NOW. The special version, scheduled for a November 16th release, will feature four bonus tracks, including the acoustic rendition of "Collide" (and "Brace Yourself," taken from the same performance), along with two rare b-sides ("This Time," "Standing In The Sun") produced by Youth (The Verve, Crowded House, Dido) during the album's original recording sessions at Olympic Studios in London. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

press release reports: AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel, will release their debut album, "The Calling", in Japan on December 22 via King Records. A European release date has yet to be confirmed. "The Calling" features contributions from some of the best musicians in melodic hard rock and heavy metal. 

...The vision for the project was "to create good heavy metal with strong melodies and lots of harmony vocals like QUEEN, URIAH HEEP & THE SWEET. Everything will be packed in a superb production by producer and guitarist Lars Chriss from LION'S SHARE," who has co-written most of the songs together with Christian Rivel. Several MP3 clips (not full songs) are currently available for download from the following locations: "The Calling" (www.lionsshare.org/sound/callingeditascap-doesnt-want-labels-to-promote-their-artists-go-with-bmi-next-time), "The King Is Alive" (www.lionsshare.org/sound/kingeditascap-doesnt-want-labels-to-promote-their-artists-go-with-bmi-next-time) and "Show Me the Way" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

This Providence Debut/Tour
press release (earshot media) reports: Seattle's This Providence will release their new full-length Our World's Divorce on November 16th on Rocketstar Recordings (Gatsbys American Dream, Acceptance, Long Since Forgotten.) 

This Providence on tour with Jenoah (Drive-Thru Records): 

Nov 13 Graceland- Seattle, WA (with Gatsbys American Dream, Daphne Loves Derby)
Nov 20 Davey Jones Locker- Portland, OR
Nov 26 The Roxy- Bremerton, WA (with Daphne Loves Derby)
Nov 27 The Revolution- Ashland, OR
Nov. 29 Royal 8 Billiards- Madera, CA
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Codeseven CD Preview
press release (equal vision) reports: Starting today, you can stream the entire new Codeseven album, "Dancing Echoes/Dead Sounds" at the following link: 


Check out Codeseven's new MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/codeseven, and make sure to see the band when they're on tour with A Static Lullaby this fall.- Click Here for the Full Story 

The Gambits Call It Quits
press release (press release) reports: A Message from Chris Fogal of The Gamits: 

Hey everybody. Chris here. The Gamits are calling it quits. Yes, it's true. There are many reasons for this happening. Mainly it is just time to move on. As many of you know there have been a few different people in this band over the years and I am the only original member. Here is a list of everyone who has played in this band; Matt Vanleuven ( bass mostly and drums at one point ) Matt Martinez ( bass ) Forrest Bartosh ( drums ) Scott Weigel ( bass ) Luke Mathers ( bass ) Brian Pentagram ( drums ) Scott Swarers ( bass ) and Jason Walker ( drums ). I would like to thank every one of you for being in the band even if it was just for a couple weeks or a couple years. I will hold back from thanking anyone specifically except band members because if I thank one person I have to thank about 500. Ok, I will make one exception and thank Virgil Dickerson because he was always been my right hand man and has supported the Gamits through thick and thin. 

The current line up worked very hard and helped to put out what I believe to be the best album we ever did. (Antidote) It received overwhelmingly good reviews and has hopefully left it's own little mark on this music scene. For that I am very proud. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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