Day In Rock 11/04:  Alanis Mocks Ashlee- Eminem Does Tupac- Fatal Crash Claims Two Members of Flowing Tears- Nirvana In Bloom- Motley Reunion- Sevendust- Daryl Pediford RIP- Andrew WK- Clutch / Fu Manchu- Beautiful Mistake- Ministry- Beach Boys - Shatner- Hoobastank- Paul Weller Illness- Eagles- Erasure- Megadeth Swan Song- Flaming Lips- Squad Five-O Injury- Tsunami Bomb- more
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Alanis Mocks Ashlee
MTV reports: Alanis Morissette has some fun at Ashlee Simpson's expense during her stint on "Mad TV," when she pretends to be her own younger sister, the fake blonde "Delicious Morissette," who's trying to launch a career as a pop tart, despite being tone deaf. As if it were an episode of MTV's "Diary," Delicious shoots a video while getting a bath from the high school basketball team, singing, "I'm a real bad teen/ I always get in trouble/ Got pushed down in some mud/ Now I need a bubble/ Hey you, scrub me in the tub/ Hey you, I could use a rub!" The episode airs Saturday at 11 p.m. on FOX. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Wilson Smiles on Vinyl
MTV reports: More tracks from Brian Wilson's finally released Smile album are available on the forthcoming vinyl version, due out November 23. The 21-track, two-LP set will feature four songs unavailable on CD[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MTV also has news on Bush Pledges To Earn The Support Of All Americans, 20 Million Loud And Then Some: Young Voters Storm The Polls, 'Jay-Z And Friends' To Complete Best Of Both Worlds Tour, Kelly Clarkson Shreds Clothing, Sweetheart Image In New Video, Jay-Z, R. Kelly Still Together — At Top of Billboard Albums Chart and more click here to check it out

Eminem Does Tupac
Reuters reports: Eminem has produced 12 songs based around previously unreleased verses from late rapper Tupac Shakur for the album "Loyal to the Game," Billboard.com has learned. 

Due Dec. 14 via Amaru/Interscope, the 16-track set will be the seventh album of Shakur's music released since he was shot and killed in 1996. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Fatal Crash Claims Two Members of Flowing Tears
Metal Underground reports: On October 20, two founding members of the German goth metal band Flowing Tears, Björn Lorson and Christian Zimmer, died in a tragic car accident, according to a posting on the group's web site. "Even though they already left the band in '95 and '96 (Björn after the first demo tape 'Bijou' and Christian after 'Swansongs'), Flowing Tears may never have existed if they hadn't been," the band write. "We will keep you in our minds and hearts. These days we take a breath to listen to the tunes of songs such as 'Flowing Tears & Withered Flowers' or 'Waterbride' — while mourning about two young people who had to die much too early. Rest in peace guys — we will never forget you!"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Nirvana In Bloom
Day in Rock reports: You've all heard about the forthcoming "With The Lights Out" 3 CD/ 1 DVD Box Set from Nirvana. One of rarities that will included on DVD disc is the 1990 "In Bloom" video. You don't have to wait until the box set comes out to check it out, Geffen has made the video available online. click the full story link to check it out and visit http://www.nirvanabox.com for more info on the box set. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Motley Reunion Promo Vid
Day in Rock reports: He said, she said, Nikki said and Vince said. Who is telling the truth? Bill Young Productions has a promo video posted to a "holding" folder on their website promoting an arena tour in 2005 for Motley Crue, the video advices fans to tune into Vh1 and Vh1 Classic on Dec 6th for the announcement. It may just be a hoax, but if you want to check out the video click the full story link. (note it may be removed after this story goes to press, if so we'll post screen shot)- Click Here for the Full Story 
Sevendust Tour
Digital Noise reports: Sevendust have announced that they will be touring with Magna-Fi and Bobaflex beginning in December. 

Dates for the tour are as follows:
December 1st - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
December 2nd - Jacksonville, FL @ Plush
December 3rd - Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
December 5th - Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd's Music Store
December 8th - Charleston, SC @ Center Stage
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Daryl Pediford RIP
BW&BK reports: On October 30th, TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA vocalist Daryl Pediford passed away. Guitarist Chris Caffery, also a member of SAVATAGE, has issued the following statement regarding the devastating loss to the TSO family. 

"Hello my musical friends and family members... 

Saturday, October 30th the world had lost a true diamond. Diamond Daryl Pediford passed away. This news you all know by now. I wanted to let you all know right away, but I wanted to make sure we respected Daryl and his family. So I awaited the official statement from TSO before I spoke here or let the news become official. 

I must admit that the past three days have been very difficult for me. Difficult for my many friends in TSO that have had the pleasure of working with this gentleman and superstar. To our fans...the many DDP fans...I know it is difficult for you too. Daryl had become a part of your holidays. A rock and roll Bing Crosby. Kinda more like a Bing Cosby! Daryl transcended age...transcended race...He set a standard for the TSO singers that was often admired, but hardly ever matched. 

Like a Stevie Wonder...Frank Sinatra...Elvis Presley...there was and will only be one Daryl Pediford. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Andrew WK Digital Award
Blabbermouth reports: ANDREW W.K.'s "Phone Party" idea from "The Wolf" album has been nominated in the Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards. The awards honor breakthroughs in music using digital technology. The nomination is presented to Andrew and the team at Island Records who made Andrew's idea a reality.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Classics Get DualDisc Reissues
Blabbermouth reports: Following are some of the DualDisc titles being released this Fall and early next year: 

AC/DC – "Back in Black" (Epic Records)
AUDIOSLAVE - "Audioslave" (Epic Records)
BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION - "Here Come The Brides" (Silverline Records)
BRUCE DICKINSON - "Balls To Picasso" (Silverline Records)
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - "America's Volume Dealer" (Silverline Records)
DOKKEN - "Erase The Slate" (Silverline Records)
GARY MOORE - "Back To The Blues" (Silverline Records)
GENE SIMMONS – "---hole" (Silverline Records)
GEOFF TATE - "Geoff Tate" (Silverline Records)
JOEY RAMONE - "Don't Worry About Me" (Silverline Records)
LIVING COLOUR - "Collideoscope" (Silverline Records)
MINISTRY - "Animositisomina" (Silverline Records)
MINISTRY - "Sphinctour" (Silverline Records)
NINE INCH NAILS - "The Downward Spiral" (Interscope Records)
[see full story for a lot more, including details on DualDiscs]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on NEEDLEMOUTH Begin Recording Debut Demo, THE MIGHTY NIMBUS Album Delayed, MP3 Posted Online, FEAR FACTORY Singer Talks Horror Movies, IRON MAIDEN Manager Talks About Upcoming DVD, Band's Early Days, GENE SIMMONS Donates Autographed Items To Fund-Raising Event In Honor Of Late Musician and more click here to check it out

Vh1 Holiday Special
Abrasive Rock reports: VH1 Classic has saved you a seat for its "A Very Classic Thanksgiving" special which finds Dee "Twisted Sister" Snider, MC Hammer, Davy "The Monkees" Jones, Lisa Lisa of "Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam," Eddie Money and Terri "Berlin" Nunn at the "grown ups' table" sharing a traditional holiday feast at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York and a high-energy conversation on many topics. 

The one-hour special, premiering Thanksgiving Day, November 25 at 7 PM*, features marquee names from rock, hip hop and R&B discussing how they broke into the music business, what it was like to get to the top and what they're doing now among many other topics[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Clutch / Fu Manchu Tour
Abrasive Rock reports: Clutch are set to hit the road with special guests Fu Manchu beginning on November 26 at the State Theatre in Detroit. 

Clutch has been touring non-stop to sell-out crowds since the release of their latest album, Blast Tyrant, in late March. Fu Manchu just wrapped a sold-out headlining tour in support of their latest release, the acclaimed Start The Machine, and first single "Written In Stone." [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Theory Of A Deadman Set Release
IAYM reports: Theory Of A Deadman are eyeing a March 08th release date through Roadrunner for their next effort.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Armor For Sleep Set Release
IAYM reports: Armor For Sleep are planning to release their newest album "What To Do When You Are Dead" through Equal Vision on February 22nd, 2005.[see full story for a link to a preview]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Beautiful Mistake Tour
IAYM reports: The Beautiful Mistake have lined up a wealth of dates to take them through until mid-December, the schedule currently looks as follows: 

(feat. Liars Academy, Action Action, Before Today) November 12th Corona, California Showcase Theatre 
November 13th San Diego, California The Epicentre 
November 14th Phoenix, Arizona The Complex 
November 16th Odessa, Texas Earls II 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ministry Enlist Opiate
IAYM reports: Opiate For The Masses look to have been drafted in to replace My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult on Ministry's "EViL DOeR Tour 2004" which is currently ongoing in the United States. The Kult will be making their final appearance on the trek tonight, November 03rd. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on GWAR: "War Party" Video , T(I)NC: "A Small Demand" Video Online, Head Automatica Pull Out Of Tours , Midtown/Matchbook Romance/Hidden In Plain View Tour, FFAF: New Disc in May and more click here to check it out

Beach Boys Monument
AP reports: HAWTHORNE, Calif. - Just a few miles from the surf and sand the Beach Boys celebrated, the city will dedicate a monument where Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson grew up. 

California Historical Landmark No. 1041 will be dedicated on May 20. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sony-BMG Appeal
AP reports: Impala, a group representing 2,000 smaller record labels, said Wednesday it would ask the European Union's high court to overturn a decision by EU regulators approving the merger between the music units of Japan's Sony Corp. and Germany's Bertelsmann AG. 

The group contends the deal, which creates the world's second largest music company, would unfairly concentrate power in the hands of a few companies. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Shatner Reissue
Reuters reports: Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man" will be reissued Dec. 7 by Geffen Records. 

The set, which features the venerable Capt. James T. Kirk reading poetry over ultra-serious musical accompaniment and covering such contemporary classics as Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" and the Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," has been remastered from the original tapes. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hoobastank Fastfood
NMC reports: Hoobastank's about to rock your lid off. 

MTV reports that during November, Hoobastank and fast-food chain Sbarro are teaming up for Lidrock, a promotion where enhanced CD-ROMs are encased under the soft drink lids. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Paul Weller Illness
Aversion reports: Health problems forced Paul Weller to pull the first three dates of his British tour. 

A throat infection sidelined the Modfather, won't return to the stage until Tuesday (Nov. 9). The first three shows, scheduled for Nov. 5 at Keighley Victoria Hall and Nov. 6 and 7 at Glasgow's Armadillio, have been bumped back a month. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Paul McCartney Joins Band Aid Effort, Wizo Breaks Up, Clapton Earns British Honors, Despistado Tours States and more click here to check it out

Eagles Tour 05
ArrowFM reports: The Eagles reportedly have been planning a new 2005 U.S. leg of their Farewell I Tour. The rumor has it that the classic rockers have scheduled 12 new dates, starting with a March 5 concert in Charleston, S.C., and winding through an April 11 show in New York. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: ArrowFM also has news on Hagar Says He's Cutting Ties With Van Halen After Tour, Bon Jovi To Be Honored At Music Awards, Simmons Starts Shooting TV Series, Elton Truly Sorry For Madonna Comment and more click here to check it out

Erasure Return
Ananova reports: Erasure will release a new album, Nightbird, in January. 

Singer Andy Bell says the album will be "happier" than their recent previous releases. 

Bell, who with his partner in the band keyboardist Vince Clarke, embark on a UK tour next Spring, told MTV, 

Titles of tracks include the first single title Breathe also due in January... [see full story for more, including DVD news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on J-Lo dedicates song on her album to husband, The Zutons announce single details, Elton to play summer gig at Watford FC, Jay-Z recruits friends to replace R Kelly, Lyrics under investigation and more click here to check it out

Megadeth Swan Song
liveDaily reports: After re-forming Megadeth for the release of "The System Has Failed," lead singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine said this is the "swan song" for his Phoenix-based band. 

"I would like this to be the instrument that puts Megadeth back in its right position before it goes off into the [Rock and Roll] Hall of Fame, retirement," Mustaine said of "The System Has Failed." 

"This is the swan song. This is the retirement farewell tour. It's not gonna be like the KISS farewell tour," which has been running for several years. 

Mustaine added that Megadeth's jaunt would last one year. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story

Ari Hest Tour News
liveDaily reports: Singer/songwriter Ari Hest will spend the remainder of the year tackling an itinerary that includes a mix of headlining performances and dates supporting a variety of artists. 

Hest's roadwork resumes with a Nov. 9 solo-acoustic performance in Ann Arbor, MI, followed by a handful of appearances with O.A.R., all of which are set on college campuses. 

A string of November and December headlining shows follow, most of which feature Keri Noble in the opening slot. 

Mixed in are opening sets for Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton and Keller Williams, as well as an appearance at a Nov. 19 event dubbed Writers in the Raw, a New Jersey show that will also feature Patti Scialfa (wife of Bruce Springsteen), Kevin Bacon and David Mead. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on LL Cool J cancels remainder of tour, Jay-Z to complete tour without R. Kelly, Briefly: Minutemen, Sarah McLachlan, Bon Jovi, Mac Dre, Jimmy Eat World pushes tour into December, Social Distortion stays busy with more concerts and more click here to check it out

Flaming Lips Square Pants Video Shoot
press release (action figure) reports: Action Figure, an Austin-based creative agency specializing in film production and design has just finished producing the new music video for the Grammy award winning band, The Flaming Lips. The Flaming Lips' soon to be released single, "Sponge Bob & Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy", will be the first single on the soundtrack for Warner Bros.' "Sponge Bob Square Pants" movie. Action Figure worked with the Lips' longtime film collaborator, Bradley Beesley and the band's frontman Wayne Coyne, as a directorial duo. The Action Figure team headed production efforts with AF's Mark Miks as the director of photography, George Sledge as the producer, and Ariel Quintans as editor. 

Craig Denham and Ellen Lampl were the local art directors responsible for the design of the appropriately outrageous sets that filled an entire hangar at Austin Studios, this past weekend. A giant pirate ship, a salivating mouth the size of a large truck (in which the band members were filmed costumed as different food items), seven-foot plastic bubbles and tons of pink foam were among the scenes of the shoot.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Love.45 Set Debut Release
press release (Skye Media) reports: Denver,CO-based alt-rock four-piece Love.45 (Danny Elster – bass, lead vocals; Paul Trinidad, Jr. – lead guitar, vocals; Mick Shivers – rhythm guitar, vocals; Jim Messina – drums) are set to release their self-titled album on Rock Ridge Music on November 9th. "Love.45" was recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, with 3 Doors Down guitarist Chris Henderson producing and Geoff Ott (Nickelback, Unwritten Law, Melissa Etheridge) co-producing and engineering. The album will be released nationally via Sixthman/ADA distribution. 

"To finally get ‘this' out to the masses is great," says Elster about the album. "We've been working so hard on it, and we've wanted an opportunity like this our whole lives. I think Love.45 has something to offer music lovers everywhere, and now we'll be heard." Trinidad concurs, saying: "It is also our great pleasure and honor to work with Rock Ridge and with Chris Henderson and Geoff Ott. We are very passionate and care about the music. We can't wait for everyone to hear it."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Story of the Year/My Chemical Romance on MTV
press release (total assault) reports: Story Of The Year will be featured on MTV2's Making The Video in November. Times are below. My Chemical Romance will be featured on MTV's Discover and Download show. Times for that are below as well. 

Story of the Year Makes A Video:
11/10 @12:30am - 11/11 @ 10am - 11/15 @ 2am: 

"Discover and Download" featuring My Chemical Romance:

MTV Premiere: 
11/10/2004 @ 6:00 PM - 11/10 @ 2:00am - 11/11 @ 8:00pm - 11/12 @ 10:00am, 4:00am - 11/13 @ 8:30am - 11/14 @ 1:00am [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Squad Five-O Injury Doesn't Stop Vote
Capitol Records (Squade Five-O) reports: A Message From Jeff, Lead Singer of Squad Five-O: [edited for length] 
"I was working yesterday cleaning windows, listening to talk radio on my ever so cool headset ($5 at Wal-Mart). So I put my 28 ft ladder up about 27 ft. in the middle of 3 windows. I climbed up and … I got the middle and right window cleaned and started to make my move to the left one. As I leaned to improve the quality of this window something most unexpected happened. My ladder shifted suddenly and violently to the right. … So I did what any sensible man would do; I pushed the ladder away and fell 27 ft. to the earth below. The impact of my thigh on the railing tossed me like a rag doll head first into 6 ft. high bushes and from there a complete flip to the ground. When I finally realized I was on the ground I thought my leg was broken. But upon being able to move it, I realized it was probably just jacked up, but not broken. I asked my coworker, Guy, "am I dreaming or did I just fall off my ladder", he said "no and yes". I told him that I thought I could finish the job to which he responded "you are bleeding everywhere". It was then that I realized the bushes had punctured my nose and my scalp. "Dammit" I thought. … 911 was called and the EMT's promptly removed the soiled rags and replaced them with a neck brace and then strapped me to a board…Anyway, I got to the hospital, they sewed my head up and had to cut off some of my beloved hair in the process. They determined my leg was not broken and decided to release me... I was released at 5:45pm and it was an hour drive back to Pooler, GA., my hometown and voting district. I knew that if I wanted to vote I would have to be in line by 7:00pm. I made it and got in line at 6:50 pm... With no shirt, I was forced to wear my blood stained hospital gown and work shirts… The mess that I was did not discourage me from casting my vote. I was the 2nd to last person to vote in my district. It didn't sink in until later that night that I could have died from that fall or how odd the bloody, gimpy Charles Manson look alike must have appeared to the fine citizens of Pooler. But I didn't really care. I wanted to vote. I even got on a morning talk show here in Savannah and got to tell my voting day saga. 

Locally celebrity? No. Concerned citizen? Yes. Vote or Die? Puff Daddy kiss my ass." -- Jeff Fortson [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Tsunami Bomb Chart Debut, Plan DVD & Tour
press release (mso) reports: TSUNAMI BOMB are breaking through with their recently released album THE DEFINITIVE ACT, marking the co-ed quartet's first-ever debut on the Billboard Heatseekers chart (#44). The group--armed with their signature melodic punk rock anthems fused with razor sharp rhythms--will perform two West Coast headlining shows on November 24 and 26 before kicking-off a fall tour with Motion City Soundtrack. The month-long club swing beginning November 28 includes a return to the East Coast with shows at New York City's Knitting Factory on December 8 and the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey on December 12. 

TSUNAMI BOMB are primed to hit radio in November with the darkly emotive ‘Dawn On A Funeral Day,' the first blast from THE DEFINITIVE ACT. 

In other news, TSUNAMI BOMB just finished adding the commentary for their first solo concert DVD for the Kung Fu Records live DVD series "The Show Must Go Off." Filmed during the band's volcanic live show at the Glass House outside Los Angeles, the DVD will be released in early 2005. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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