Day In Rock 11/02:  R.Kelly Sues Jay-Z- Vince Neil Assault- Ashlee Scapegoat?- Darkness Injury Hyped- B.I.G. Death Case- Maiden Sellout- Deep Purple- Hagar- Snow Patrol- Mission of Burma- Killing Joke- JEW- Dream Theater- Soilwork- Decapitated Lose Guitarist- Accept- Edguy- Tori Amos- Kenny Wayne Shepherd- more
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Because of the U.S. election's dominance of the news,  we expect Wednesday's Day in Rock to be shorter than normal.

Darkness Injury Hyped
Xfm reports: The Sunday Mirror newspaper yesterday (October 31) claimed that Hawkins was involved in a drunken fight with a mystery attacker in London, and, after being punched in the face, stumbled into a stained glass window severing the tendons in his hand. 

However an official statement sent to Xfm claims that while Justin did indeed damage his hand, the injury was only slight and the touted "drunken bar brawl" didn't take place at all. 

"This injury poses no threat to their arena tour or his participation in the Band Aid III single. Justin is able to play his guitar with his continued flair and is currently in tour rehearsals." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ashlee Scapegoat?
Launch reports: Ashlee Simpson's drummer, Chris Fox, is accepting the blame for cueing the wrong song for her second performance on Saturday Night Live on October 23. In a message posted on Simpson's official website, he said, "I am in charge of starting the songs and cueing their backing tracks, (which are) miscellaneous percussion, random sound effects, etc. Plain and simple, I cued the wrong song." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

So he's to blame that she got caught? Or that she used prerecorded vocals?

B.I.G. Death Case Shakeup
Launch reports: Voletta Wallace, the mother of the late Notorious B.I.G., has altered her wrongful death lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department. The Los Angeles Times reports that Wallace has dismissed Harry Billups, who is also known as Amir Muhammad, as a defendant in the lawsuit. The decision sent shockwaves through the legal community as Billups was the alleged triggerman in the shooting death of the rapper on March 9, 1997. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
R.Kelly Sues Jay-Z
AP reports: Singer R. Kelly sued rapper Jay-Z on Monday for $75 million, alleging Jay-Z's "spite and jealousy" prompted him to use violence to force Kelly off their national tour. 

The breach of contract suit suggests Jay-Z was perturbed because Kelly was the higher-paid performer. The animosity led to deliberate lighting flubs and other technical problems, violence against Kelly, and threats to force the promoter to drop him, court papers say. The promoter is also named as a defendant. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Vince Neil Assaults Soundman
Blabbermouth reports: The following first-hand eyewitness account was filed by Jeff K at JeffK.net: 

"All's well that certainly didn't end well Saturday night [Oct. 30] at 93.3 The Bone's Skeleton Ball starring Vince Neil of MÖTLEY CRÜE at Gilley's Dallas.... All seemed right with Vince's world until the end of the show when Vince decided to pick up his guitar. He then began having issues with the sound man... a sweetheart of a guy named Mike who's been working sound at Gilley's forever. Apparently Vince wasn't pleased with the level or something?.. and he proceeded to throw his guitar down, walk over to the soundboard... LEAP ON TOP of the board... and with what witnesses say was an 'open hand'... Vince BITCHSLAPPED Mike so hard it caused him to fall back and hit his head on the floor. That's when all hell broke loose. Vince left the stage... the Dallas Police stormed the area and the paramedics arrived. SHOW OVER! [see full story for the entire posting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Maiden Sellout
Blabbermouth reports: IRON MAIDEN's July 6, 2005 concert at the 12,000-capacity Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland sold out within 30 minutes of tickets going on sale this morning (Nov. 1). As a result of the overwhelming demand, the band have added a second show in Helsinki on July 7, 2005. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Deep Purple Plot Next CD
Blabbermouth reports: DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan and producer Michael Bradford (KID ROCK, last DP album, "Bananas") are planing to work in February on ideas for the group's next album. Gillan will also begin work on a new solo CD.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Hagar on Van Halen Reunion
Blabbermouth reports: VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar spoke to Favazz of the St. Louis radio station KSHE 95 in early October about the group's current reunion tour and Hagar's future plans. 

Sammy Hagar: "I like my band better, I'm sorry. I think the VAN HALEN thing is great. I wanted to do it, it was really my idea, I pushed for it to happen — everybody wanted to do it, it wasn't like I had to twist anybody's arm. But I mean, I instigated it, I made the initial call, and I'm glad I did, because I had to have some conclusion of that, and we did it for the fans. It could have been better than it was. The show was pretty awesome, but I'd like to see everybody in that band be a little more concerned about the fans the way that I am besides just going on and doing the show. I just wish everybody took it a little more seriously." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on ANGEL: Tour Dates Announced, SUIDAKRA To Enter Studio Tomorrow, BEHEMOTH Confirmed For KING DIAMOND U.S. Tour, KORN, DEFTONES, MINISTRY To Play Mexico City In December, DARK TRANQUILLITY Singer Talks About New Album and more click here to check it out

Snow Patrol DVD / DualDisc
Pitchfork reports: Hey Coldplay fans, good news! Following the success of their third album, Final Straw, Snow Patrol will attempt to capitalize on their career momentum with two more upcoming releases before the end of the year. 

First up is their concert DVD debut, Live 2004: Mums and Dads of the World Be Patient With Your Children, which will see release on November 23rd through Interscope. 

Also set to hit stores the same day is a special DualDisc edition of Final Straw, which will include the original album in its entirity on the first side, plus a set of DVD bonus features on the flipside. [see full story for a lot more details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Mission of Burma Digital EP
Pitchfork reports: Mission of Burma, already flush from a fabulous year of revived activity surrounding their excellent new Matador release, OnOffOn (and the cooly-received-by-the-band Rykodisc best-of comp A Gun to the Head), is jumping on the iTunes gravy train. The exclusive EP Snapshot-- a live set culled from a small-audience session at Boston's Q Division Studios-- debuts on the Apple outpost Tuesday, November 2nd. You'll get MoB tracks old and new, and a cover of The Wipers' "Youth of America" besides. [see full story for more, including tracklist]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Pitchfork also has news on Nirvana box set details revealed!, Giant Sand embark on U.S. tour, Stereolab ready giant 3xCD rarities box, Bomp! Records founder Greg Shaw dies, Sun Kil Moon tours, works on new material and more click here to check it out

Killing Joke 25th Anniversary
Day in Rock reports: Killing Joke are planning to celebrate their 25th anniversary with a special show at Shepherds Bush Empire in London on Friday February 25, 2005. The band also plans to film the show for a DVD. More dates for a 25th Anniversary tour are expected to be announced soon. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Reuters reports: Having just released "Futures," the follow-up to the 2001 platinum-selling album "Bleed America," Jimmy Eat World is already recording new material for an EP. 

"I think it will be just four songs," guitarist Tom Linton told Billboard.com. "We're working on it now and one or two songs are completely done...." 

The group's Interscope Records label will release the EP early next year. [see full story for more current JEW happenings]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dream Theater Recording
IAYM reports: Dream Theater will be hitting a New York City, New York based studio on Monday (November 01st) to commence recording their next full length album, which will tentatively arrive in stores through Elektra in Summer 2005.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Soilwork Stabbing New CD
IAYM reports: Soilwork are said to be eyeing "Stabbing The Drama" as the tentative title for their forthcoming new album, which will see a release through Nuclear Blast early next year.[see full story for more, including a partial tracklist]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Candlemass: "Essential Doom", Cattle Decapitation: "To Serve Man" Video, Hand To Hand Sign To Lifeforce, Bane: "The Note", KoRn Dates, Rob Zombie Update and more click here to check it out

Decapitated Lose Guitarist
siN's metal news reports: Polish death metallers DECAPITATED have parted ways with guitarist Jacek Hiro to return to a line-up with only one guitar. The band will record the follow-up to "The Negation" sometime next year, most likely early Summer, and then have it released a short time later.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: siN's metal news also has news on Skinless - Opening Cryptopsy Tour In New York City , Converge, Isis And Mastodon To Team Up For Japanese Tour , Novembers Doom Finish Recording New Album, Mastodon Schedule Off-Slayer Date, Dissection Line-Up Revealed and more click here to check it out

Accept Reunion, Another Confirmed Date
BW&BK reports: The official Wacken Open Air website has confirmed that ACCEPT will play the festival next summer (August 4th - 6th, 2005). The announcement comes on the heels of the band having been confirmed to play the Rock Hard Festival, taking place on May 13th - 15th, 2005. The band will most likely consist of original members Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Wolf Hoffman (guitars) and Peter Baltes (bass). Whether original drummer Stefan Kaufmann and guitar player Jörg Fischer will be part of the reunited lineup has yet to be confirmed. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Silly News: Bart Simpson Son of Gene Simmons?
BW&BK reports: According to KISS' official website (www.kissonline.com) the comic book Bart Simpson's Treehouse Of Horror #10 includes a story called Bart Simmons God Of Thunder that features KISS. The storyline centers around Bart's REAL father. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Edguy Best of
BW&BK reports: AFM Records will release a new EDGUY collection, entitled Hall Of Flames, on December 6th. The release will be available on standard CD and limited edition digipack formats. 

Featured on the 2CD Hall Of Flames set are all the bands hit songs and many unreleased bonus tracks, all authorized by Edguy. The collection's running time is more than 130 minutes.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on BEHEMOTH Confirmed For KING DIAMOND/NILE/BLACK DAHLIA MURDER 2005 Tour, CRADLE OF FILTH Haunt Montreal, Set List And Photos Available, ELECTRIC MAGMA To Open For CLUTCH, FU MANCHU In Toronto, D-A-D Post New Studio Pics Online, IMPERIA Announce Another Radio Appearance and more click here to check it out

Bill Gates Gets Sting'd
Ananova reports: Sting has picked up a cheque for £273,000 for performing just eight songs at a private party thrown by Microsoft boss Bill Gates. 

The former Police frontman performed at the party the Microsoft billionaire threw at New York's Supper Club, reports the New York Daily News. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Beatles Record Breaking Record
Ananova reports: An early disc created by three of the original Beatles has become England's most expensive record of all time. 

Sir Paul McCartney owns the first pressing of his pre-Beatles group The Quarry Men's version of That'll Be The Day recorded with John Lennon and George Harrison and other bandmates Colin Hanton and John Duff Lowe. 

The record is worth £100,000 - even though it only cost 90 pence to make in 1958 reports Femalefirst. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Franke Goes To Hollywood find new singer, Duffy plays down Boyzone reunion rumours, Brit Awards drop dance category, Elton thinking about marriage, R Kelly 'kicked off' Jay-Z tour and more click here to check it out

Tori Readies New Album
press release (epic) reports: It has been over two years since musical force Tori Amos has brought new music to her ever-growing foundation of dedicated fans. This February Tori Amos will unveil two exciting projects- a new CD entitled The Beekeeper and her first book Tori Amos: Piece by Piece, co-written with journalist Ann Powers. 

Currently, Tori is putting the finishing touches on The Beekeeper, out on February 22nd, which she's recording and self-producing in her UK studio Martian Engineering. On songs like "Sweet the Sting," "Sleeps with Butterflies," and "Ribbons Undone," Tori incorporates vintage organs, Afro-Cuban drums and Gospel choirs, working once again with longtime partners, drummer Matt Chamberlain and bassist Jon Evans. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Hits Back
press release reports: A few years ago, Kenny Wayne Shepherd took a well-deserved vacation after touring for eight years to support his previous three albums. And the eleven blazing tracks that comprise The Place You're In, his long awaited new Reprise Records release, are proof that it's been worth the wait. One of the most acclaimed guitarists of his generation, Kenny Wayne Shepherd reveals intense musical passion in this new recording, the first to feature his soulful vocals. 

The single ‘Alive' has been steadily rising on radio. It is currently at #11 on Rock Radio, and #21 on Active Rock. [see full story to check out the video for "Alive"]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dry Kill Logic Cancel Canadian Dates
press release reports: [message from Cliff of DKL] Just found out the three shows for Canada have been cancelled - the Canadian Immigration services are on strike and didn't process the work visas for the band in time for the show. We're super bummed about it, and will definitely be looking to reschedule the dates as we always have fun in Canada! 

Onward and upward - next show in NJ 11/12 with Killswitch Engage and the mighty Slayer...see you all there! - Click Here for the Full Story 

Plug: antiMusic Photographer in Art Show
press release reports: [Here is a press release for an art show featuring some of work of antiMusic's very own Adam Bielawski](CHICAGO, Oct. 8, 2004) – Five local photographers of various styles announce the opening of their show titled "The MEDIUM" for Friday, November 12, 2004 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the 4Art Gallery in the Pilsen neighborhood. The show will run through January 1, 2005 and also be part of 4Art's "Winter Festival of Art" December 10, 11 and 12. 

Adam Bielawski (http://adambielawski.com) - Focusing on fashion and entertainment photography while striving to capture emotions, enthusiasm and beauty in each picture. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Congrats Adam! 

Fuse Daily Downloads This Weeks
press release reports: The Daily Download is back at it again. 

Wednesday 11/3:
Guest: TBD
Tower Download: Destiny's Child "Lose My Breath" 

Thursday 11/4:
Guest: Skindred
Tower Download: LL Cool J "Hush" 

Friday 11/5:
Guest: TBD
Tower Download: Gavin DeGraw "I Don't Want To Be" 

The Daily Download is a live, daily countdown of the top 10 legally downloaded songs in the country, airing weekdays from 6pm - 7pm EST on Fuse. Merging live television with real-time downloading, the show offers the chance for viewers to download and stream music, exclusive downloads and bonus tracks, ring tones, artist voicemail messages, desktop wallpaper, mobile phone graphics, animation, video game demos, movie trailers and more on www.fuse.tv. The Daily Download is hosted by Fuse VJ's Steven and Marianela. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Live Best of CD/DVD
press release reports: [In stores today]Fans of LIVE will soon have something sensational to own as the Radioactive Records band readies the release of Awake, The Best of LIVE, a deluxe 19-song compilation CD spanning the entire 13-year recording history of the acclaimed rock band from York, Pennsylvania. The package also includes a DVD containing 22 music videos going back to the band's 1991 debut. 

The set also includes "We Deal in Dreams," a previously-unreleased track from LIVE's 1994 Throwing Copper sessions.[see full story for the Live "best of" player to get a preview of the cd/dvd]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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