Day In Rock 11/08:  ICP Fans Vs School- Van Halen Plan New CD- Em Drops N-Word- Alarm Movie- Bizkit- QOTSA- Lemmy Recovered- Some Kind of DVD-  Earshot Off Megadeth Tour- Nick Drake Tribute- Glassjaw- Crowbar- Sabbath W/Halford CD/DVD- Deicide- Sharon Vs Groupie- Beatles- China Says No To Dropkick Murphys Tour- AFI Disown Comp CD- Robert Heaton RIP- Rollins TV- more
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ICP Fans Vs School
Blabbermouth reports: According to the Colorado Springs Police Department blotter, INSANE CLOWN POSSE fans were banned from Wasson High School on Thursday (Nov. 4) "due to recent events surrounding the group's followers. On [Nov. 5] at approx. [1:00 a.m.] two students spraypainted the exterior of the school with ICP logos and writing consistant with the gang's following," a Nov. 5 entry in the blotter reads. "The students were identified and felony charges are pending. At approximately [9:00 a.m.] students decided to protest the decision of the school staff to ban ICP. The protest resulted in 6 students getting suspended for disruptive behavior. During the protest the school received word of a pending gun threat from the ICP/Juggalo gang. The threat did not materialize into any active threat.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Earshot Off Megadeth Tour
Blabbermouth reports: According to a online posting by MEGADETH's webmaster, Los Angeles quintet EARSHOT have officially left the MEGADETH-headlining "Blackmail the Universe" U.S. tour. "In no way was EARSHOT booted from the tour by MEGADETH," he writes. "These rumours are absolutely false. EARSHOT had agreed the night before to take opening spot before [other support band] EXODUS for rest of tour, but did not show up for St. Louis show tonight (Nov. 5). MEGADETH wishes them the very best." - Click Here for the Full Story 
Nick Drake Tribute
Blabbermouth reports: ANATHEMA guitarist Danny Cavanagh has finally finished his tribute to Nick Drake and it is available for order from Strangelight Records (web site). Strictly limited to 1,000 copies, this is a little personal tribute to one of Danny's favourite songwriters, who, due to illness and untimely death, never got the chance to fulfill his vast potential. [see full story for more, including tracklist]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Glassjaw Shakeup
Blabbermouth reports: GLASSJAW guitarist Todd Weinstock has issued a statement confirming reports that he is no longer in the group. His statement reads as follows: 

"Over a year ago in August [2003], GLASSJAW played our last show after years of touring and we decided to take a hiatus. We were all fried and needed time to do our own things. It got to the point where we were on top of each other way too much and it was starting to take its toll. Everyone decided to take some time off and do what they wanted to do for awhile. 

"Fast-forward to a few weeks ago…. People start asking me about this GLASSJAW show in December that I know nothing about. So I look on the computer and find that there is a confirmed show. After thinking this was a mistake, I called Beck [Justin Beck, lead guitar] and just wanted to clarify. I found out Beck's vision of GLASSJAW these days is vastly different than mine. As far as I know, Beck plans to play the show with only himself on guitar, Daryl [Palumbo, vocals] and two hired musicians on drums on bass. After seeing Beck's vision of GLASSJAW, I realized I was not part of it anymore. 

"I didn't quit the band. I'm just not in it anymore. I'm not really sure what the future of GLASSJAW will be, if any.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on MAYHEM Schedule European Tour Dates, STEVE DIGIORGIO Confirms SEBASTIAN BACH Gig, Says SADUS Will Record New Album Soon, STRATOVARIUS Singer Announces Lineup For 'Solo' Appearance , THUNDERSTONE Begin Recording New Album, IRON MAIDEN: 'Early Days' DVD Enters U.K. Chart At No. 3 and more click here to check it out

Van Halen Plan New CD
antiMUSIC reports: Two members of Van Halen have come forward to refute recent rumors that the band would once again split after their success reunion tour. Alex Van Halen goes further and indicates what the band plans to do next. 

Alex told Travis Heying of The Wichita Eagle that Van Halen plans to take a rest after their tour wraps up later this month but will then enter the studio to record a new album with Sammy Hagar on lead vocals. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

QOTSA New CD Details
antiMUSIC reports: On Friday, Queens of the Stone Age's Troy Van Leeuwen gave fans the update they have been waiting for. Troy took to the band's website to let fans know that the new CD now has a name and a release date. The new disc will titled "Lullabies To Paralyze" and is set to hit stores on March 22, 2005. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Lemmy Recovered
antiMUSIC reports: Motorhead fans have a reason to smile (or party) this week. The injury that sidelined the band's planned North American tour earlier this year, appears to have healed. According to an update from the band, Lemmy was soon back to frequenting his favorite London strip club and on a steady diet of Jack & Coke preparing to return to the road. 

The band kicked off their European tour on Thursday (Nov 4) in Ireland, that trek will last for the six weeks and give the band enough time to recover before returning to North America for a tour in March of next year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Some Kind of DVD
antiMUSIC reports: Metallica have announced plans for the release of "Some Kind of Monster" on DVD. The critically acclaimed documentary which takes viewers behind the scenes of Metallica during one of the most turbulent eras the band has ever known and documents how they came together to help one another through their trials and tribulations, as well as record their last studio album. 

The actual documentary will make up only part of the 2-DVD set. According to a posting on the band's website, when the DVD arrives in stores on January 25th it will include 7 hours of bonus features including 40 additional scenes, "Exclusive Intimate Interviews with Metallica about the film", highlights from festivals and premieres, two separate audio commentaries by the band and the film's directors, as well as two trailers for the film and a music video. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Em Drops N-Word
Ananova reports: Eminem says he would never again use the word "------" to describe blacks in one of his songs - but he has no problem using the word "faggot" as a term for gays. 

The 32-year-old rapper tells Rolling Stone magazine the N-word is "a word I don't feel comfortable with, it wouldn't sound right coming out of my mouth." 

But, he feels that "faggot" isn't so bad saying, "If you're using the word in the way of calling them a name, that's different than a racial slur to me." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Alarm Scam Movie
Ananova reports: A scam which gave a veteran punk band their first hit for more than 20 years is to be turned into a Hollywood film. 

The Alarm had a top 30 hit earlier this year with 45rpm after pretending it was by a new band called The Poppyfields. 

They even got young Welsh band The Wayriders to lip-synch the song for the video to convince DJs it was by a hip young band. 

Alarm frontman Mike Peters has now agreed to let lifelong friend Sara Sugarman direct the tale of how the band duped the music industry. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Bizkit Plot New CD
Ananova reports: Limp Bizkit have begun recording their new album and hope to have it finished by Christmas. 

Speaking in a message on their official website, frontman Fred Durst also speaks about the chemistry between the band since guitarist Wes Borland returned reports NME.com. 

"We're packing up and heading north to record a new album. Los Angeles is too comfortable for us, so we have to leave our everyday lives behind. This music is hungry for our blood, and we have to feed it what it wants. 

"We have about two months before the holidays hit. Do you think we can hammer it out before Christmas? We'll see. [see full story if you are hungry for Fred and want to read more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Mel C says record company didn't give album 'a chance', Yoko tops US dance chart, The Undertones deny Glastonbury confirmation, Kylie defends relationship, Missy fancies Beckham and more click here to check it out

Crowbar Drop Hatebreed Tour
siN's metal news reports: The following message was posted on HATEBREED's official website: 

"Unfortunately, Crowbar will not be doing the states with HATEBREED in January after all. They will however be joining HATEBREED in the UK in March 2005. So be on the look out for that. 

Joining the "Heavyweights Of Hardcore 2" Tour in January will now be AGNOSTIC FRONT, DIECAST, LOVE IS RED and THE AUTUMN OFFERING. The first confirmed dates have just been put up on the message board. Go peep it. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sabbath W/Halford CD/DVD
siN's metal news reports: A CD and DVD featuring JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford fronting BLACK SABBATH, from the memorable August 26th show in Camden, New Jersey, as part of OZZFEST 2004 is being put together for release. 

The CD will be issued in Japan on November 19th, and the DVD sometime in December. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: siN's metal news also has news on Mushroomhead - Live track with Waylon on vocals, The Autumn Offering - CD release show rescheduled for November 26, Lacuna Coil - Sleep of Right song posted online, Earshot Drop off Megadeth tour!, In Flames - Still #1 On Pepsi Charts and more click here to check it out

Deicide Postpone Dates
Metal Underground reports: Contrary to reports from the Portuguese date of Deicide's European tour, Deicide have not cancelled the rest of the trek but have instead postponed part of the tour in order to accodmodate drummer Steve Asheim, whose father has just died. The group's booking agent, Adam Elfin of First Contact Agency, has sent BLABBERMOUTH.NET the following statement regarding the situation: 

"At 3am after the Madrid show, the tour discovered that (Deicide's drummer) Steve Asheim's father had died. Despite that the band played the show last night in Porto. However, they have flown back to the States today [Saturday, Nov. 6], to allow Steve to be with his family and make the necessary arrangements at this most difficult of times. Therefore, due to completely unforeseen and obviously unavoidable circumstances, Deicide are postponing PART of the current tour. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Silly News: Sharon Vs Groupie
Digital Noise reports: Sharon Osbourne once beat up a Japanese groupie who climbed into bed with her and husband Ozzy. 

The 'X Factor' judge was furious when the woman snuck into Ozzy's hotel room in the hope of sleeping with him - so she took physical action. 

She recalled: "Once a Japanese fan came to Ozzy's room and climbed into bed with him, not realising I was in there, too. I beat the s*** out of her. She wasn't expecting that. 

I was like, 'Wrong room, baby!'" 

Sharon insists she trusts Ozzy never to cheat on her - but she admits her threatening behaviour helps keep him faithful. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Digital Noise also has news on Shadows Fall's Video for "What Drives The Weak" Posted Online, Track Listing for Upcoming HIM DVD Revealed, Glassjaw Guitarist Todd Weinstock Leave the Band, Earshot Drop Off Megadeth Tour, Incubus Live Performance Posted Online and more click here to check it out

MTV Africa
Variety reports: MTV is launching a new 24-hour channel in Africa, which will give a platform to a variety of music genres from the continent alongside U.S. and U.K. programming featuring international artist. 

The African version of MTV Networks Europe's urban music service, MTV Base, will bow in sub-Saharan Africa next February. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Lost Beatles Video
AP reports: This year's American Music Awards will feature stars such as Usher, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani and Rod Stewart, but the most talked-about moment might come from the Beatles. The show plans to air a 2 1/2-minute tape from 1964 that was recently discovered. 

"We've got a wonderful old ... tape that's been lost for 40 years that nobody's seen since it first aired featuring the Beatles singing `She Loves You' and `I Wanna Hold Your Hand,'" producer Dick Clark told The Associated Press this week. "It was an English show that aired here that for some reason or another went into a trunk somewhere." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

VH1 & Dee Snider Rock the Troops
Abrasive Rock reports: Throughout the day on Thanksgiving, VH1 Classic will air special video requests and dedications from crew members now stations on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Nimitz. VH1 Classic and Dee Snider were invited to come on board and interview the sailors and help them send video dedications and holiday messages back to their families at home. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
China Says No To Dropkick Murphys Tour
Aversion reports: The Dropkick Murphys' plans to tour China were abrubptly changed this weekend after it learned the Chinese Government pulled permits needed to play. 

The band was also denied the visas needed to head to China. It planned to take its punk rock to the country to promote its Blackout (2003, Hellcat) [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

AFI Disown Comp CD
Aversion reports: Fans might be happy about the brand-new A.F.I. compilation, but the band isn't taking responsibility for it. 

The band fell short of condeming the Nitro Records compilation, simply titled AFI, though it released a statement to fans telling them they had not authorized the record. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Robert Heaton RIP
Aversion reports: Robert Heaton, onetime drummer for New Model Army, died last week. 

Medical authorities believe Heaton succumbed to an undiagnosed battle with pancreatic cancer. He had previously fought cancer in the late '80s, when he dropped out of the band to fight a brain tumor. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Rollins TV
Aversion reports: Henry Rollins will host a biweekly movie show on television this winter. 

Rollins will weigh in on independent films twice a month on "Henry's Film Corner," which will air every other Saturday on the Independent Film Channel. The first episode is set to debut Dec. 4. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Robert Smith Joins Placebo on Stage, Shins Guy Scores Film, Glassjaw Juggles Lineup, Fat Mike Reflects on Election, Love Drug Pretrial Set for December, Yoko Ono Lands Gay-Marriage Anthem and more click here to check it out

Darkness Go Digital
Xfm reports: The Darkness have teamed up with chart e-tailer Recordstore to release their first ever download only single, a re-recording of their single ‘Get Your Hands Off My Woman'. 

Recorded with the help of Queen's legendary producer Roy Thomas Baker ‘Get Your Hands Off My Woman Again' will be released as a download only single for a month from Monday November 8. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Live Chat on MSN
Day in Rock reports: The band Live will take part in an online chat on MSN tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT. The band will be discussing their new CD "AWAKE, THE BEST OF LIVE," which hit stores last Tuesday. Click the full story link to take part. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Drist Digital EP
press release reports: On November 16th, independent bay area rock band Drist is releasing a brief follow-up to their last album Bitter Halo not in the form of a CD, but rather a digital EP only available through major digital outlets such as itunes and Napster. The EP will contain 4 songs and is titled 'Stripped' after their haunting cover of a Depeche Mode classic. On the release date, Drist¹s single 'Push Me Off' will be featured on the itunes front page as the Free Download Single Of The Week. Look for their upcoming full-length in Spring 05.- Click Here for the Full Story 
American Hi-Fi Set Release
press release (total assault) reports: American Hi-Fi's new album, Hearts On Parade, will hit stores on March 1st. To hear two new songs, "The Geeks Get The Girls" and "Hell Yeah," Click the full story link.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Linkin Park/Jay-Z Preview
press release (WBR) reports: In July 2004, Jay-Z and Linkin Park combined forces at West Hollywood's famed Roxy Theatre for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. This meeting of musical minds, inspired by mutual admiration, resulted in a groundbreaking collection of new songs. Wrought from some of their most well-known work, each newly "mashed" track combines sonic strength with genre-defying flexibility. 

On November 10th, MTV will air a portion of the concert, as part of their new series MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups. A digital single of "Numb/Encore" will be available everywhere digital music is sold on November 9th. On November 30th, the entire CD/DVD set, entitled Collision Course, will be available in stores everywhere. [see full story link to hear "Numb Encore"]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Coen Wolters CD
submitted news reports: Blues fans around the world are excited about the Crying Tone Records release in Europe of the debut CD "Broken Glass" by dutch guitar slinger Coen Wolters and his band. 

The CD, featuring twelve tracks, has been at least two years in the making, and marks a milestone in independent music releases. Influenced by musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, Chris Duarte, and Eric Clapton.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Slapped: Raven's Heart
[Scott usually checks in every other Friday with his Slapps. But this past week, he felt inspired to write about something else and because of outside forces was unable to publish this on Friday. Because of the subject matter, we will bring you the entire column here in the Day in Rock.] I apologize for being a few days late and slapp short. I do have a valid reason as you'll discover as you read on. I was all set to give p.diddy a nice slapp but then something important came to my attention and I knew what I had to write. 

A few days ago I walked into the lord of the anti-realm's office (that's what some of our readers call him for whatever reason) and noticed he was working on a graphic. It was a logo on a black background that read "Raven's Heart". I figured it was for some metal band but I asked Keavin anyway and instead of confirming my suspicion he told me a rather sad story about a little girl named Raven. 

I'll get to Raven's story in a minute but first I need to give you a little background so you see how this relates to music. About a year ago Keavin wrote a really cool antiTorial related to how we as diehard music fans are united in our love for music. Music really does bond us in a way that others thing never could and people with such different backgrounds and ideals can come together and find common ground in music. 

Raven's story starts with her parents who are probably two of the strongest examples of diehard music fans you will ever find. Their love for music is at the center of their lives (apart from their family of course). Misse and Bryan Robinson have the music they love at the core of their beings. So much so that at their wedding the usual bridal march was replaced with Metallica's "Ecstasy of Gold". Their love for Metallica goes far further than that. Their oldest and youngest sons are named after Metallica members and each of Misse and Rob's five children were welcomed into the world with Metallica playing in the background. So we are not talking about your average music fans here, the Robinson's are devoted. 

That brings us to Raven, the youngest Robinson to join this musical family. Raven was born two months ago (August 26). Misse and Bryan were expecting another son and were prepared to name the baby after Zakk Wylde, but fate handed them a beautiful daughter instead. However, Raven was born with Ventricular Septal Defect, a very large hole in between the right and left pumping chambers of her heart. This is a very serious problem and Raven must undergo open heart surgery to repair the hole. According to Misse, "Surgeons will need to stop [Raven's] heart in order to repair it, using a heart-lung machine to keep her alive while they work. She may require a pace maker for the rest of her life if the stitching through her heart interrupts the normal electric current." As you can guess the operation and follow-up treatment are not going to be cheap and Misse and Bryan are going to extraordinary lengths to get Raven the care she needs. Misse can not go back to work because she must care for Raven 24/7 and Bryan is working as hard as he can to make money. But it's not enough. 

This is where Keavin came into the picture (at least how I understand it). Misse had contacted Happenin' Harry, the concert promote that antiMusic sponsors shows for. She was trying to find a buyer for some rare rock collectables that she needs to sell to raise money for Raven's surgery. I'm not sure if it was Keavin or Harry that suggested to Misse that it would probably be better to put together a benefit concert and set up a foundation so fellow metal fans can donate money to help Raven. But that's what is happening, Harry is burning up his phone getting artists to pledge to perform at a benefit show (the last I heard members of Disturbed and Type O' Negative were on board and actors Pete Greene and W. Earl Brown have pledge their support) and Keavin put together a quick website for the newly formed Raven's Heart Foundation. (that's what that logo I mentioned earlier was for). 

Once I heard Raven's story, I knew I had to write something about it. The website wasn't ready Friday, so I had a hold off a couple days to post this. Here is where you come in. Chances are if you read this you are a big rock fan. You can relate to Misse and Bryan Robinson's love of music and the similar love of the music their children are being raised with. That's why I think it's important for us, the fellow music fans, to step up to the plate and help one of our own. I'm sure once word gets out that rock stars (maybe even Metallica) will join in and help but Raven is scheduled for surgery in two weeks and there isn't a lot of time. So if we as fans can help out, it will make a big difference. 

Here is my pitch. With this running in the Day in Rock I know that it is likely that 20,000 people may read this. If everyone that reads this donates just $1 to Raven's Heart Foundation then the Robinson's will have the money for Raven's surgery and some of the post operation expenses can also be covered. What's more, after Raven is on the road to recovery, Misse Robinson plans to keep the Raven's Heart Foundation going to raise money for other children born with heart problems. I know not everyone that reads this will donate but please if you can spare a couple dollars or more right now, I encourage you to click the link provided below and do so (they take paypal or you can mail a check). Raven is one of us, and she needs our help. 

Thank you. Rock with Heart, Scott. 

(If journalists from other publications read this, you are more than welcome to reprint all or part of this article. Or if you'd like to write your own article, please do so and help get the word out to our fellow music fans. We can make a difference for one of our own. If you know a rockstar that may be able to help with the benefit, please send them a link to this article or ravensheart.org) [click the full story to visit Raven'sHeart.org to learn more and find out how to donate]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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