Day In Rock 11/05:  Kill Bush Rappers Bust- Spinal Tap Sitcom- Hagar Denies Van Split- Metal Babies- Blink Wedding- Folds Honors Elliott Smith- The Cure- Agnostic Front- Underoath- Nickelback- Jacko DA Stays Put- Skinless Now Voiceless- Sabbath Oyster Cult DVD- Insolence- Solo Pumpkin- McLusky- Queensryche- BB King- Premature Eminem- John Peel- Free Music- more
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Kill Bush Rappers Bust
BBC reports: A Norwegian rap group that criticised US President George W Bush by setting up a website whose name means "Kill him now" is in trouble with US authorities. 

Washington's embassy in Oslo has reported hip-hop artists Gatas Parlament to the police, accusing them of threatening the president. 

Their website argued for shooting the US president and urged readers to pay money towards a bounty on his head. 

Gatas Parlament, or Street Parliament, has defended the exercise as a satire. 

Oslo police has since taken the site, www.killhim.nu, off the internet. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Elton's Spinal Tap Sitcom
Guardian reports: Sir Elton John is to contribute to a television sitcom about an ageing rock star billed as an "upmarket Spinal Tap". 

The comedy will feature a male diva in a role that has distinct echoes of the singer's life. But Sir Elton, 57, has insisted that the character was based on a mix of fellow stars, such as Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger, Freddie Mercury and David Bowie. 

"It's about everybody we've encountered over the past 30 years," he told the US trade paper Daily Variety. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Blink Wedding
MuchMusic reports: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker got hitched on Halloween eve in Santa Barbara. Barker and his bride, former Miss USA Shanna Moakler, exchanged vows at a red-and-black-themed ceremony inspired by their favourite film, The Nightmare Before Christmas. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Hagar Denies Van Split
Blabbermouth reports: VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar has rejected Internet rumors that he is about to leave the band and re-focus all his time and effort on his solo career. Writing to his official web site, Sammy said, "Listen here, all these crazy rumors flying around cyberspace are that. Plain and simple, I never said I was quitting VAN HALEN. There has been no discussion as to when or where we're going to pick this show up on the road and do it all over again cause quite honestly, 80 shows since June 11. Wow, I'm bushed ...HA! 

"But baby, we are rockin'. The adrenalin in pumpin'. We're having a blast and you need to come check it out for yourself. If you ain't jacked when you get there, I guarantee you you'll be jacked when you leave. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Metal Babies
Blabbermouth reports: Bay area thrash legends EXODUS, TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL have all inked deals with Metal Babies, the Bay Area heavy metal baby clothing company. They carry newborn-to-toddler sizes and have issued one item each to start: EXODUS "Bonded by Bib", TESTAMENT - "Into the Crib" and DEATH ANGEL - "The Art of Crying". Check them out at www.metalbabies.com. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on FRED DURST Says LIMP BIZKIT Has Never Been More Relentless Than It Is Right Now, New REPULSION, DISSECTION Live Photos Posted Online, TOMMY LEE Promotes 'Tommyland' In New York City: Photos Available, CREMATORIUM Begin Recording New Album, SIX FEET UNDER Singer On Upcoming CD: 'Expect The Unexpected' and more click here to check it out

Folds Honors Elliott Smith
NME reports: BEN FOLDS has recorded a tribute to ELLIOTT SMITH which is set to appear on his forthcoming album. 

Smith toured with Folds in 1998 when he fronted the Ben Folds Five. 

"I was playing all the same s***holes he was," Folds told Rolling Stone. "The lyrics of the song are about people who are sharing your experience too - 'Oh, Elliott Smith did this club last night, and he sat in that same room and read all the s*** about dicks and asses on the wall.' Poets like to talk about how they look up and see the same stars, and I think rock musicians all look up and see the same dicks on the walls." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story

The Cure In Rome
NME reports: THE CURE have been confirmed for free live show 'MTV AT THE COLISEUM' in ROME later this month. 

The event takes place next to Rome's ancient amphitheatre and runs simultaneously with the MTV Europe Music Awards on November 18. 

The show will be broadcast live on the MTV Countdown Show at 7pm. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: NME also has news on Elton John plans 'upmarket Spinal Tap' TV show , John Peel funeral date announced, Brian Wilson 'Smile' story immortalised on film, The Undertones play down Glastonbury reports, The Darkness warm up for UK arena tour with 'club' gig and more click here to check it out

Agnostic Front Tracks
The PRP reports: Agnostic Front have set the track listing to their forthcoming new album "Another Voice", it is as follows: 
01 - "Still Here" - 02 - "All Is Not Forgotten" - 03 - "Fall Of The Parasite" - 04 - "Pride, Faith, Respect" - 05 - "So Pure To Me" - 06 - "Dedication" - 07 - "Peace" - 08 - "Take Me Back" - 09 - "Hardcore! (The Definition)" - 10 - "Casualty Of The Times" - 11 - "I Live It" - 12 - "It's For Life" - 13 - "Another Voice"
The album will see a release through Nuclear Blast on January 25th through Nuclear Blast. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Underoath Vinyl
The PRP reports: Underoath will be releasing a limited colored vinyl pressing of their latest album "They're Only Chasing Safety" on November 30th. The outing will come complete with the bonus track, "I Got 10 Friends And A Crowbar That Says You Ain't Gonna Do Jack".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: The PRP also has news on American Loyalty , Agonized Epic, Video Is Legend, Verge-In, Converge A Celebrity, Front Listing and more click here to check it out

Nickelback DVD
Chart Attack reports: The holiday season is approaching fast, and this year, it comes with a large influx of music DVDs. Vancouver super-rockers Nickelback are getting in on the action and will be releasing a DVD of their own on November 30, simply titled The Videos. 

In addition to all the videos the band have made since releasing their major label debut, The State, the disc will also include The Making Of The Long Road, a diary of the band's studio antics during the production of their most recent album. Fans will get an insider's look at everything from recording the songs to album art decisions. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jacko DA Stays Put
Reuters reports: A California judge on Thursday rejected a bid by Michael Jackson's lawyers to remove the district attorney from the pop star's child-molestation case, saying that there was no proof the prosecutor had acted improperly or overzealously. 

Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville ruled during a pretrial hearing in the central California city of Santa Maria that Jackson's lawyers had failed to prove a conflict of interest or bias on the part of District Attorney Tom Sneddon. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Why Dance Music Doesn't Rock
AP reports: Yoko Ono isn't known for her voice, but it's still a hot commodity. The famously off-key singer and wife of John Lennon has the No. 1 single on the dance chart. 

"Everyman.../Everywoman... (Basement Jaxx Club Mix)" is a mix of techno beats and her screeching vocals. It's her second No. 1 dance song this year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Keep an ear out for the next big dance single 'nails on a chalkboard'. 

Skinless Now Voiceless
IAYM reports: Skinless have parted ways with their frontman Sherwood Webber, an official statement on his exit from the band is expected shortly.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Sabbath Oyster Cult DVD
IAYM reports: A concert DVD featuring material culled from various performances during Black Sabbath's 1980 trek with the Blue Oyster Cult is reportedly set for a European release on December 22nd, under the moniker "Black & Blue". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Insolence Recording
IAYM reports: Insolence will soon be hitting the studio to record six new tracks which will be included on the North American/European releases of their latest album "Stand Strong". The group are presently in the final stages of securing a deal with Surburban Noize in the U.S., whilst Koch will be the label puting out their record in Europe. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Battles Tour Dates, Hot Cross/Transistor Transistor Tour, Domeshots Tour Dates, Dog Fashion Disco Tour Update, Open Hand: "You And Me" Tracklist and more click here to check it out

Solo Pumpkin
Aversion reports: Jimmy Chamberlain, onetime drummer for The Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan, will release a solo album next year. 

Chamberlain issues his solo debut, Life Begins Again, as The Jimmy Chamberlain Complex. The album will hit stores Jan. 25 from Sanctuary Records. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

McLusky Gear Theft
Aversion reports: In what's becomming a crime growing more quickly than identity theft, McLusky became the latest touring band to lose its gear to thieves. 

The band was in the midst of an American tour to support its latest, The Difference Between Me and You Is That I'm Not on Fire (2004, Too Pure) (click the full story link to read Aversion's review) in Phoenix, when thieves hit its van and took everything late Tuesday night. 

The act has not announced how it will come to terms with the loss of its equipment. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Fat Mike Reflects on Election, Love Drug Pretrial Set for December, Yoko Ono Lands Gay-Marriage Anthem, Horror Pops Lose Guitarist, Paint It Black Returns in March and more click here to check it out

Queensryche Mindcrime II Tour
liveDaily reports: Prog-rock outfit Queensryche plans to spend early 2005 putting the finishing touches on its follow-up 1988's "Operation Mindcrime," but not before previewing some of the new material during a round of winter concerts. 

Billed as "An Evening with Queesryche," the shows will be split into two halves. The set list for act one features hits culled from throughout the group's career, while act two will find the band performing "Operation: Mindcrime" in its entirety for the first time since the early '90s. 

The "Operation:Mindcrime" production will include live actors who will portray the album's various characters, and will also include new and expanded video footage not used when the band last performed "Operation:Mindcrime" during its 1990-91 tour [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

BB King of the Road
liveDaily reports: Blues legend B.B. King continues to call the road his home in the coming months, with an itinerary that will take him to about 40 U.S. cities by the end of January. 

Though he's less than a year away from his 80th birthday, King continues to play well over 100 concerts per year. During his 60-plus-year recording career, King--who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987--has released more than 50 albums. 

King's latest album of new material, "Reflections," hit stores last year. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Jessica Simpson readies Christmas album, live DVD, Eminem's 'Encore' to take an early bow, Switchfoot steps out with more North American shows, Briefly: Shania Twain, Jay-Z, R. Kelly, Light of Day, Ari Hest stays busy with headlining shows and opening sets and more click here to check it out

Premature Eminem
Xfm reports: Record company bosses at Eminem's label Interscope have brought forward the release of the star's new album 'Encore' to counter the damage sustained from early internet pirate copies. 

Eminem's new album 'Encore' will now be released on Friday November 12 instead of Monday November 15 to limit internet piracy and bootlegging. The hip-hop star's record label Interscope has blaimed the web leak on "rabid demand" for the follow-up to 2002's 'The Eminem Show'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

John Peel Service Info
Xfm reports: Following the untimely death of the legendary broadcaster John Peel, his family have confirmed a date for the funeral and that the ceremony will be a public affair. 

It has been announced today that the funeral for the late John Peel is to be held next Friday (November 12) and will be open to the public. Thousands of music fans are expected to attend to pay their final respects to the legendary DJ. 

The public service will be held at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds, close to Peel's home, Peel Acres. It is to be followed by a private ceremony. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Xfm also has news on 'Smile' For The Camera: New Brian Wilson Film, Mando Diao Announce UK Dates And Single Release, The Darkness Play Club Date This Month, The Futureheads Announce Tour And Single, The Zutons To Release New Single and more click here to check it out

Free Music
press release (cornerstone) reports: This week, The Music's Freedom Fighters is the featured Free Download on Itunes. 

If you have Itunes installed, the Freedom Fighters free download is on the home page, or you can click the full story link. 

The Music are currently touring the US with Incubus and will be featured on Carson next week. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Fallen From The Sky Sign with JMB Record$
press release (JMB) reports: JMB Record$, South Florida's ultimate record label, known throughout the music industry for its impressive contacts amongst a variety of bands, from up and coming artists to some of the biggest names in the music scene, celebrates its one year anniversary by signing on rock n' roll quintet, Fallen From The Sky. 

Fallen From The Sky, (FFTS), formed in March of 2002 and includes drummer Giancarlo Aservi, guitarists Eric Jazvac and Ky Morland, bassist Marcus Kora and lead singer Ryan Loughney. Over the past 2 ½ years, FFTS has played in over 100 shows, including festivals, tours, benefits, and local gigs, as well as winning the coveted "Battle of the Bands" on 5 different occasions. After twelve months of continuous performing and touring, FFTS headed directly into the studio, and is currently working on their new album release "Tune Out The World." The 6-song EP, powerfully inspired by a range of rock and punk influences, is due out in early 2005 on JMB Record$. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

311 DVD
press release (zomba) reports: 311 is one of the most exciting, distinctive and successful rock bands in music today. For the past decade their songs have become indispensable staples at Modern Rock radio. Their legendary live shows have acquired and inspired a fervent fan base that awaits their every release. This fall, Volcano Records and Zomba Label Group celebrate 311 with a special double DVD release, comprised of the band's live "3-11 Day" concert in New Orleans. Performing on 3-11 Day (March 11th), is an annual tradition for the band. Each year 311 fans from around the world travel to New Orleans for this special event. It is the ultimate 311 concert experience - and this year, we're bringing that experience directly to your living room. 311 Day: Live In New Orleans, the 2-DVD set contains over three hours of live concert footage including all the band's classic hits plus rarities, b-sides, covers and more! The DVD will also include a behind-the-scenes look at the band & their fans. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
The Blood Brothers Insane Giveaway
press release (cornerstone) reports: Interested in seeing The Blood Brothers play with the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs in London? Well now you just might, for free! To find out who is elligeble and how to win simply join the Apocalypse Cabaret, The Blood Brothers online community, and check out the news section on the homepage. Not only will you have a chance to win, but you will be apart of an online community dedicated to The Blood Brothers. You will be able to meet other Blood Brother fans, get exclusive news and updates, and win Blood Brothers gear while spreading the word on the web about the band you love! Join the Apocalypse Cabaret now [by clicking on the full story link]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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