Day In Rock 11/03:  Eminem Denies Lip Sync- Manager Murdered- Homophobe Prob- Oasis- Macca Joins Band Aid- A Perfect Murder- Orgy- Godsmack- Masterplan- Scum of the Earth- Donnas- Clapton Royal Honor- U2 CSI- Daniel Johnston- Hatebreed- Midtown- Head Automatica- Sleater-Kinney- MxPx- Libertines- Bon Jovi- Social D- Chemical Brothers- more
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Eminem Denies Lip Sync
Ananova reports: Eminem has hit back at claims he mimed on American TV show Saturday Night Live. 

...A representative for Eminem insists he was trying to "duplicate the sound on his album." 

He said: "He had a vocal track on for double vocal effect on the first song, to make it more powerful. Lots of hip-hop artists do that. Tupac Shakur did it." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Oasis Summer Shows
Ananova reports: Oasis have announced details of three summer shows for 2005. 

The band will play Glasgow, Hampden Park on the 29th June, Manchester City Stadium on 2nd of July and 

National Bowl, Milton Keynes on the 9th July. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Macca Joins Band Aid
Ananova reports: Sir Paul McCartney has signed up to play on the new Band Aid single. 

Macca will play bass guitar for the re-recording of charity track Do They Know It's Christmas? [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Jessica turns down 7-Up, Britney buys Kev a Rolex, Robbie: If I was gay I'd fancy Lee, Madonna in talks for Versace ads, Babyshambles announce tour and more click here to check it out

Manager Murdered
KWTX reports: Richard Terrance Knight was discovered by officers responding to a disturbance call at about 10:30 p.m. Monday at the Chappell Hill Apartments at 3009 Ira Young in Temple. 

Knight, 61, had been stabbed several times, police said. Officers attempted to perform CPR, but were unable to save Knight's life. 

A popular musician who had been out the business for several years, Knight first came to fame with "Terry Knight and The Pack". He later managed Grand Funk Railroad, but left after disputes with the band.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Homophobe Prob
BBC reports: Detectives are investigating claims that lyrics penned by eight leading reggae artists incite violence against homosexuals and are therefore illegal. 

Lyrics by Beenie Man, Elephant Man and Bounty Killer are among those being scrutinised by Scotland Yard. 

Gay rights group Outrage! complained in September 2003 but it was dismissed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

A Perfect Murder Replacements
Digital Noise reports: A Perfect Murder have announced that they have found replacements for departed guitarist Kevin Lemire and bassist Luc Verville. 

A message sent out by guitarist Carl Bouchard reads as follows: I'm proud to announce our new 2 members in the band. 

Dave Bayreuther on bass (ex-Human Breed, Uniform Justice) and the legend Pierre Remilliard (ex-Obliveon) on guitar [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

DVD Orgy
Digital Noise reports: Orgy drummer Bobby Hewitt is currently compiling footage for an upcoming DVD, which is tentatively due for release in February 2005. 

According to guitarist Amir Derakh, the DVD will include "all kinds of exclusive, never-seen-before footage". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Digital Noise also has news on Slipknot to Appear on Rockline, Announce Canadian Tour Dates Hatebreed, Agnostic Front and Crowbar to Tour in January Stutterfly Post New Track Online Let Your Voice Be Heard -- Vote Tomorrow, November 2nd, The Black Maria to Open for Atreyu on U.K. Tour and more click here to check it out

Godsmack Blues
Blabbermouth reports: GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin talked with ElectricBasement.com about how the next studio might sound. "It's going to be just a regular rocking GODSMACK album," he said. "We have some songs, and if anything, it might be a little more bluesy on this one. It's still heavy though, and that's the thing, we all grew up listening to heavy bands like BLACK SABBATH, RUSH, LED ZEPPELIN and AC/DC, so it's hard rock or heavy metal. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Masterplan Set Release
Blabbermouth reports: MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, have set "Aeronautics" as the title of their sophomore full-length album, due on January 24, 2005 via Germany's AFM Records. A four-song EP, containing two non-album cuts plus a multimedia section, will precede the album on November 29. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Scum of the Earth Axe Tour
Blabbermouth reports: SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band formed by ex-ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, have been forced to cancel all remaining dates on their tour due to contractual discrepancies along the route. "We promise we will make it up to the fans very soon," Riggs said in a statement. "We would have done anything to keep the tour going, but it just wasn't possible under the circumstances." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on GWAR: New Live Photos Posted Online , EVILHEART Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST, Former GRAND FUNK RAILROAD Manager Murdered, DARK FUNERAL: Support Acts For Tel-Aviv Show Announced, M.ILL.ION Release New Album, Prepare To Support VINCE NEIL, NEMESEA: New Music Available For Download and more click here to check it out

Donnas Kick Off Tour
Pollstar reports: The Donnas grew up so quickly. Now in their mid-twenties the four rockers - singer Brett Anderson (Donna A.); drummer Torry Castellano (Donna F.); guitarist Allison Roberston (Donna R.); and bassist Maya Ford (Donna F.) - are ready to kick off U.S. tour November 3rd at Chicago's Metro/Smart Bar. 

In support of their sixth full-length release, Gold Medal, the Donna foursome will gig across the nation with 25 dates currently listed on their schedule. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Clapton Royal Honor
BBC reports: Influential guitarist and songwriter Eric Clapton is to be made a CBE at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. 

The 59-year-old, who rose to fame in the Yardbirds in the 1960s, is being given the award for services to music as part of the New Year's Honours list. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

E! Online reports: U2 is teaming with CBS' runaway hit CSI to will roll out tracks from the album over the next few weeks, E! Online has confirmed. 

A snippet of "Vertigo" played in last week's CSI, while the show's 100th episode on Nov. 18 will feature a special remix of the single. Another track, to be determined by the band, will appear on the Nov. 25 episode. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Daniel Johnston Gets Some Help From His Friends 
AP reports: When Nirvana performed "Lithium" at the 1992 MTV Music Video Awards, Kurt Cobain wore a curious T-shirt with a frog logo and the question, "Hi, how are you?" 

The shirt was designed by a man Cobain frequently declared his all-time favorite songwriter: Daniel Johnston. Today, Johnston remains not only an influence musicians wear on their sleeves, but a kind of godfather of low-fi pop. 

His new album features covers of Johnston's music � with contributions from Beck, Tom Waits, the Flaming Lips and many more � plus a second disc of the original recordings. It's titled "The Late, Great Daniel Johnston," and features his tombstone on the cover. 

Of course, the man in a suit looking down at the grave is Johnston, who is alive and well. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hatebreed Tour 05
IAYM reports: The next leg of Hatebreed's "Heavyweights Of Hardcore" trek which will kick off in January 2005 will feature in addition Agnostic Front and Crowbar.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Midtown Tour
IAYM reports: Midtown will be taking to the road with Matchbook Romance and Hidden In Plain View for the next three weeks, dates are as follows: 

November 02nd Atlanta, Georgia Masquerade 
November 03rd Greensboro, North Carolina Club 9 
November 04th Charleston, South Carolina Music Farm 
November 05th Richmond, Virginia Alley Katz 
November 06th Lynchburg, Virginia Lynchburg College/Memorial 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Head Automatica Drop Tour
IAYM reports: Head Automatica have dropped off their current touring run, offering the following brief statement on the matter "Due to illness, Head Automatica have to cancel the rest of their dates with The Used starting now."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on FFAF: New Disc in May, Soilwork: "Stabbing The Drama", Candlemass: "Essential Doom", Cattle Decapitation: "To Serve Man" Video, Hand To Hand Sign To Lifeforce and more click here to check it out

Sleater-Kinney Go Sub Pop
Aversion reports: Sleater-Kinney ditched Kill Rock Stars for a deal with Sub Pop Records. 

The all-female trio announced last week that it had parted ways with Kill Rock Stars for a deal with the Seattle uber-indie. The band will enter New York's Tarbox Studios with producer Dave Fridmann starting Friday (Nov. 5). The band plans to spend most of November and December working on the follow-up to 2002's One Beat [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Aversion reports: The long-tipped MxPx DVD will hit stores shortly before Thanksgiving. 

The band's B-Movie DVD will hit stores Nov. 23 from Side One Dummy Records. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Libertines Quit Touring
Aversion reports: Count yourself lucky if you caught The Libertines on tour this year: It might be a long, long time before the band hits the road again. 

Front man Carl Barat told the NME that his act was putting playing live on hold "for the foreseeable future." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Snow Patrol Honors Peel with Download, Auction Benefits Sick of It All Fund, Makers Go to Kill Rock Stars, Reputation Tours Some More, Rockers Get Eclectic for Radio Comp and more click here to check it out

Bon Jovi AMA
liveDaily reports: New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi will receive the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards, which take place on Nov. 14. 

According to a press release, the honor is presented in recognition of "outstanding contributions to the musical entertainment of the American public." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Social D Add Dates
liveDaily reports: Social Distortion continues to roll out tour dates for a U.S. trek that supports the group's first new album in eight years. 

The outing, which kicked off in late September, now stretches through the end of November, and is currently scheduled to wrap up with a five-night run at the Wiltern LG in Los Angeles. 

Tiger Army and The Explosion open most dates, though The Explosion rotates with Red Tape, The Hangmen, Audio Karate and The God Awfuls during Social D's five-night stand in Los Angeles. [see full story for more, including all the current dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on String Cheese Incident hits the studio, the road, Live Review: Good Charlotte and Sum 41 in Mesa, AZ, R. Kelly sues over ouster from tour with Jay-Z, Briefly: Faith Hill, Willie Nelson, Lou Reed, Yellowcard, Shadows Fall, Yanni's tour launch to spawn new TV special and more click here to check it out

Chemical Brothers 05
Xfm reports: Electronic pioneers the Chemical Brothers have announced the title of their forthcoming album and single set for release in early 2005. The album will be the follow-up to 2002's �Come With Us' and The Brothers' tenth anniversary singles collection �The Singles: 1993-03'. 

Following the two year hiatus since �Come With Us', The Chemical Brothers return on January 17 with their new single 'Galvanize' featuring the vocals of legendary A Tribe Called Quest rapper Q-Tip. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Goldfrapp DVD
press release reports: Goldfrapp's DVD Wonderful Electric � Live in London [hit stores yesterday]

 The 2-disc set features Goldfrapp live at Somerset House in July 2003, a wonderful open-air concert in the courtyard of one of London's most beautiful buildings and a live show from November 2001 - part of a series of three sold out shows at the Shepherd's Bush Empire. Both concerts are in 5.1 surround sound.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

TBS Team With Blink-182 for Video
press release (victory records) reports: Taking Back Sunday teamed up with Blink 182 guitarist/singer Thomas DeLonge for the whirlwind filming of the video for "This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You Know)" on Wednesday, October 26th. DeLonge's debut as a video director came with more than the usual challenges, as Taking Back Sunday flew in for less than 24 hours, midway through their North American tour. With time of the essence, DeLonge kicked into action, presented a meticulous layout of each shot � his concept included plenty of energetic live performance combined with some memorable imagery � a combination of split screen and live shots. Bassist Matt Rubano commented, "The enthusiasm that Tom brought to this video was amazing. He was able to execute every bit of his treatment in such a great way. He was totally involved and most importantly he kept it fun for us the whole time. Having made so many videos himself, he really knew what he wanted. Tom is also a really fun, positive person to be around." [see full story for photos from the video shoot]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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