Day In Rock 11/10:  Bouncer Stabs Singer & Fan- Maroon 5 Vs DiCaprio- Punk Riot- Cream Reunion- Unwritten Law- Spock's Beard- Dickinson DVD- Misfits Semi Reunion- Goratory Bassist Loses Testicles- MP3 Shades- Viacom Vs FCC- Flea for Planet Fest- Hoobastank - Tommy Lee: School is Hard- Plant Plays Lead Belly Tribute- Velvet Revolver- Ramones- The Doors- Stones Sue Label- Hatebreed- more
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Bouncer Stabs Singer & Fan At Bleeding Through Concert
Aversion reports: A singer for a local Cincinatti band was stabbed during a Bleeding Through set Monday (Nov. 8) night. 

A bouncer and University of Cincinatti football player, Donald Germany, allegedly stabbed two concert-goers after a fight broke out during Bleeding Through's at Bogart's Monday night. Chris Alsip, singer for opening band, Suffocate Faster, was taken to University Hospital for treatment for stab wounds. Another patient turned up at the hospital, though no more details were given about his or her condition. Germany also receieved stiches over one eye. 

Germany was arrested and charged with two felony counts of assault. He was freed on $2,000 bond Tuesday (Nov. 9), and put on indefinite suspension from the football team. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Bright Eyes Rules on Singles Chart, Illness Nixes Paul Weller Tour, Throat Troubles Squash Keane Tour, Pink's Songwriter Helps Unwritten Law, Riot at Leftover Crack Show and more click here to check it out

Wed Feud: Maroon 5 Vs DiCaprio
Ananova reports: The drummer from Maroon 5 is not Leonardo DiCaprio's biggest fan after the actor reportedly swore at his mother. 

Ryan Dusick was horrified by the stars alleged behaviour at a recent after-show party reports Femalefirst. 

Dusick said: "DiCaprio came to watch our show and sat in the VIP lounge with our moms and there clearly wasn't enough room for him. 

"He just started shoving and pushing my mom around. Then he flipped her the finger. Can you believe that? Leo flipped off my mom." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Ian Brown announces Sheffield concert, Elton says sorry to Madonna again, Athlete announce tour details, Shania's song most-performed country track, Jamelia criticises Usher's spending and more click here to check it out

Punk Riot
Punkbands.com reports: Five people were arrested after a November 6th Leftover Crack show in New York City's East Village. A New York Times article described the situation as "a noisy confrontation with the police that witnesses described as a throwback to the larger and more violent clashes that rocked the same East Village park more than a decade ago." 

Accounts of the cause for the clash vary at this point. Some witnesses reported to the Times that a beer bottle was thrown into the air from the crowd, landing atop a nearby parked police van. It was also reported that two officers entered the crowd to arrest a man who was apparently drunk during Leftover Crack's final song. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Unwritten Law Set Release
Punkbands.com reports: Unwritten Law's proper followup to 2002's Elva will be titled Here's To The Mourning, and will be released through Lava Records February 2005. The band's sixth studio album was produced by Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) and Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver, Staind) [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Cream Reunion
Reuters reports: Vintage rock trio Cream will reunite for a string of shows next year at London's Royal Albert Hall, sources tell Billboard. 

The group -- guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce -- played its final shows at Albert Hall before splintering in November 1968. Cream has not performed together since its 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Billboard understands that the trio will begin rehearsals after the first of the year, with an eye on a weeklong run of gigs at Albert Hall. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Spock's Beard Complete CD
BW&BK reports: SPOCK'S BEARD singer/drummer Nick D'Virgilio has checked in to report that the band's new album, entitled Octane, is complete. 

"...Well, it's finally time. We've finished our new CD, come up with a title. Thomas Ewerhard, our wonderful art director from InsideOut, came up with great artwork again, and now it's time to let all of you know about it! 

The new CD is called OCTANE and the release date is January 25, 2005. It's a collection of 12 new songs. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dickinson Solo DVD
BW&BK reports: According to Maidenfans.com, in a recent interview in Finland IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson revealed he will have a solo DVD out in January, and it will contain some old SAMSON material. The DVD might be called Catacombs - The Complete Works, but this can't be confirmed as yet.[see full story for more including a bit about a double cd release]- Click Here for the Full Story 
RI Club Fire Ruling
BW&BK reports: Station nightclub owners Jeffrey and Michael Derderian have to answer the civil suits they're facing for the fire at their club that killed 100 people. 

A federal judge said Monday the brothers can't have the civil proceedings postponed until their criminal case is resolved. 

However, the judge said the Derderians can't be deposed or made to answer more detailed questions that victims' lawyers might want to ask them at this point. 

The Derderians and Daniel Biechele, the former manager for the rock band Great White, each face 200 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the February 2003 fire.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on ROB ZOMBIE - The Devil's Rejects Due In August 2005, TOMMY LEE - School Work Is Rough, DANZIG Commences Work On Black Aria 2; Announces A Pair Of Live Dates, Randy Piper's ANIMAL - Two New Rough Mixes Available Online, Beer Drinkers Wanted For VALUME NOB Video Shoot and more click here to check it out

Misfits Semi-Reunion
siN's metal news reports: BLEEDING THROUGH and AS I LAY DYING will be the support bands for the two special DANZIG shows in Las Vegas on December 28th and Los Angeles on December 30th. For each show, DANZIG will be performing a special MISFITS set with DOYLE for each show.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Styx Self Tribute
siN's metal news reports: A lot of rock groups inspire tribute acts but former STYX singer Dennis DeYoung may be the first rocker to perform in a band that pays tribute to himself. DeYoung recently filmed a cameo appearance for the upcoming Hilary Duff/Heather Locklear movie, "The Perfect Man," playing a member of a STYX cover band. In his words, "I'm playing the leader of a tribute band to my own band."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Goratory Bassist Loses Testicles, Leaves Band
siN's metal news reports: According to a posting on their official message forum, GORATORY bassist Zach Pappas has been forced to leave the band after losing his testicles in a slip and slide accident, catching a rock on the way down. Former bassist Max Lavelle may possibly join the group, but the band is willing to try out others in case he doesn't return. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: siN's metal news also has news on Skindred - Performing live on Conan O'Brian, Norway Sex Duo - Drop trou' in court, Zao - To Take Part In 'Huge' Tour In November, Headline In January, Impaled Nazarene - Go Through Hell To Get Live Album Out, Onesidezero - Reunion Pushed Back and more click here to check it out

MP3 Shades
Herald Sun reports: JAMES Bond might have had X-ray sunglasses, but did his shades offer the right tune? 

The latest release Oakley sunglasses come with an MP3 music player built into its arms. 

First there was the Walkman, then the Discman, then the mini-disc player, then the MP3. 

Now, it appears the Thump is about to take over. Flick down the ear-pieces, press play and it is music directly to your ears. 

Selling for $649, the Thump can store about 45 songs -- and it blocks out UV rays. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Piracy Hurts CD Sales
BBC reports: Record sales in the US have fallen because of people using the internet to download albums, a study suggests. 

The report, commissioned by the US National Bureau of Economic Research, studied the habits of 412 students. 

It said the US music industry lost one fifth of a sale for each album downloaded from the internet. 

The study contradicts a previous report, conducted in 2002, which said swapping songs online had no negative effect on music sales. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Viacom Fights Nipple Gate Fine
antiMUSIC reports: Viacom is challenging the proposed $550,000 fine from the Federal Communications Commission over the Janet Jackson breast exposure incident during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show. Viacom owns CBS, which broadcast the incident live. The FCC has proposed that all CBS-owned stations be fined for airing the indecent performance which was produced by another Viacom owned media outlet, MTV. 

CBS has filed a 78-page response with the FCC arguing that the proposed fine violates their First Amendment rights and that they were as shocked as viewers when Justin Timberlake tore off Jackson's top at the finale of their performance. "No one at the network knew, or had reason to suspect, that the halftime show would end with a glimpse of nudity," CBS states in their filing. They contend that the incident was a "stunt concocted by the performers." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Flea for Planet Fest
Reuters reports: Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and singer-songwriter Joan Baez have joined the lineup for the second We the Planet Music and Activism Festival. 

Flea will speak at the event, while Baez will join previously confirmed performers the Roots, the Dead's Mickey Hart, the Coup, Michelle Shocked and Third Eye Blind. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hoobastank Thanks TV for Success
Reuters reports: In pinpointing the platinum success of Hoobastank's sophomore Island album, "The Reason," lead singer Doug Robb tells Billboard the high-profile inclusion of the album's title track on last-season episodes of "Friends" and "The O.C." proved pivotal in breaking the band to new listeners.

 "That was probably the single largest reason why the audience basically tripled," says Robb. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

What Sales Slump?
Variety reports: German media giant Bertelsmann saw its bottom line improve dramatically in the first nine months of the year as net profits more than quadrupled to €521 million ($672 million). Revenue at the privately-held group rose 1.9% to $15.5 billion. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Tommy Lee: School is Hard
AP reports: Former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee said he's finding his experience at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to be a lot of work. 

In a news conference Sunday, Lee said he loves horticulture, but finds chemistry to be unbelievably hard. 

Another shock: Learning he had to wake at 6 a.m. to be at Memorial Stadium for drum practice with school's band. 

"This is the total fish-out-of-water experience for me," Lee said. "I didn't have the opportunity to go to college. I was busy touring since the age of 17. So this is completely strange and bizarre, but a lot of fun and a lot of work." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Copacabana For Cancer
AP reports: The "Copacabana" has a new showgirl. Songwriters Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman agreed to rewrite the 1978 Grammy award-winning song to reflect the winner of an auction aimed at raising money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

 The winning bid of $150,000 was donated anonymously in the name of Sting's wife, Trudie Styler. The song's lyric will now say "Her name was Trudie, she was a showgirl..." Manilow is planning to rerecord the song but no date has been set.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Plant Plays Lead Belly Tribute
Blabbermouth reports: John Soeder of the Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant performed Sunday night (Nov. 7) at Severance Hall in Cleveland, OH for a salute to the legendary bluesman LEAD BELLY. 

Lead Belly (real name: Huddie Ledbetter) died in 1949. By his own estimate, the singer-guitarist had a repertoire of 500 songs encompassing a range of styles, from folk to children's music to blues. 

"This is a great way of saying some kind of protracted thank you for all those great songs," Plant said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Velvet Revolver Special Edition
Blabbermouth reports: Launch Radio Networks is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER's U.S fans will be able to hear some of the B-side cover versions from some of their overseas singles. The band will release a new version of their debut album, "Contraband", later this month packaged with an additional disc featuring the covers — AEROSMITH's "No More No More", CHEAP TRICK's "Surrender", and NIRVANA's "Negative Creep", all of which they've been playing live. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Ramones Auction
Blabbermouth reports: Shortly before his death this past September, legendary punk rock guitarist Johnny Ramone decided to share with fans his passion for old movies. He consigned his extensive collection of vintage, original movie posters, including the 1931 classics, "Frankenstein" and "Dracula", to be sold in a two-part public auction. 

The first sale will be held November 18 by Heritage Galleries of Dallas, Texas.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on MARILYN MANSON To Play Korea In February, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Loses Over 50 Pounds, Becomes A 'Health Nut', Norwegian Stage Sex Man Drops Pants In Court: Photo Available, GENE SIMMONS To Guest On VH1's 'Retrosexual: The '80s', TONY IOMMI: Audio Of BBC 6 MUSIC Interview Available Online and more click here to check it out

The Doors To Rock OC On New Year's Eve 
ArrowFM reports: Got nothing to do on New Year's Eve? Well, worry not, get into that psychedelic mindset and head on down to the House of Blues in Anaheim for a special performance by the Doors of the 21st Century. Having recently finished up a series of shows in South America, the band also plan to release a DVD of a recent concert in Argentina.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Stones Sue Label
ArrowFM reports: England's most dangerous sons, The Rolling Stones, are taking their former record label Decca to court over royalty payments. Having recently released their 40 Licks album, which features many tracks from their Decca days, the band believes they deserve some of the royalties. The band was signed to the label from 1963 until 1971 and Decca still owns the rights to songs such as "Paint It Black," "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Street Fighting Man." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: ArrowFM also has news on Alex Van Halen Clears Up The Rumors, Elton Talks About Being Elvis, Tull's Explosive Performance At Isle of Wight on CD, Old Hollies Album Rereleased, Lost Beatles Show To Be Aired and more click here to check it out

Hatebreed Extend Tour Plans
liveDaily reports: Hatebreed continues to back its latest album, "The Rise of Brutality," during a U.S. tour that extends into early 2005. 

The group's latest round of dates kicks off in the Northeast later this month and spills into early July. 

Dubbed the Heavyweights of Hardcore Tour, the 2004 shows will feature support from Terror, Full Blown Chaos, No Warning and Sick of It All. 

The 2005 run is tagged as the Heavyweights of Hardcore Tour 2, and will include Agnostic Front, Diecast, Love Is Red and The Autumn Offering. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

PM5K In Rare Form
liveDaily reports: Though a follow-up to last year's "Transform" won't see the light of day until 2005, Powerman 5000 fans are getting an earful of previously unreleased material this fall. 

Late last month, the group issued "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Vol. 1," a collection of b-sides and rarities that includes a cover of Bjork's "Army of Me," a former staple of the band's live setlist. The album's 20 tracks were recorded between 1991 and 1996, and feature the Boston quintet's original lineup: frontman Spider One, guitarist Adam 12, percussionist Jordan, bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Alan Pahanish. 

[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Hagar says he's not leaving Van Halen after tour, Ani DiFranco keeps up roadwork as concert DVD hits stores, Briefly: U2, Ja Rule, Wyclef Jean, Steve Barton, Bruce Springsteen makes appearance at Parkinson's benefit, Collective Soul launches new album with club outing and more click here to check it out

Idlewild Plan 05 Release
Xfm reports: Idlewild have confirmed that they're currently putting the finishing touches to their fifth studio album. The follow-up to 2002's ‘The Remote Part', the new record is set to be released early next year and will see the band back on the road for a series of international live dates. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Live Aid DVD VAT Free
Xfm reports: Xfm can reveal that the British government will make the surprising step of refunding the VAT paid on the new Band Aid 20 charity single and the newly released Live Aid DVD meaning an approximate £8 million extra will go to the charity. 

The surprise announcement was made by Sir Bob Geldof at the official launch of the official DVD of the Live Aid concert that took place at the Odeon Kensigton, West London. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Satyricon Coming To America
press release reports: Satyricon, one of the most revered and legendary bands on the European Black Metal scene, has announced that it will bring its 'The Return of the Antichrist' tour to the U.S. beginning Thursday, December 2 in San Francisco, CA ending on December 22. Canadian-based bands Infernal Majesty and 3 Inches of Blood will provide support for these dates. 

Satyricon frontman Satyr explains the tour's title: 'I recently read a survey that said that Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 are the least rebellious and most god-fearing in the world. How disappointing. It's time that Satyricon came to the U.S.' 

As previously announced, Satyricon will be joined on this tour by Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. Jordison, a huge Satyricon fan who offered his services to the band, will sit it for drummer Frost who has been denied entry to the United States due to ongoing visa problems. For "The Return of the Antichrist" tour, the Satyricon line up includes Satyr/vocals; Steinar Gundersen/lead guitar; Lars Norberg/bass; A.O. Gronbech/ rhythm guitar; Jonna Nikula/electronics, and Jordison on drums. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Folk Radio Live
press release reports: Influential New York City public radio station WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org) releases the seventh volume of City Folk Live, a compilation of live in-studio performances recorded at WFUV's famed Studio A, on November 24, 2004. City Folk Live captures the American radio debuts of The Thrills, Joss Stone, Jamie Cullum, Rachael Yamagata and Ricky Fante. The compilation also includes exclusive live performances by Edie Brickell, Fountains of Wayne, Emmylou Harris, Steve Forbert, Ani DiFranco, Old 97s, Suzanne Vega, Rufus Wainwright and Rickie Lee Jones, among many others. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Yellowcard Relief Auction
press release reports: Two general admission tickets for Yellowcard's concert at the UCI Bren Events Center in Irvine, California on Saturday, November 27, 2004, are up for auction on Ebay at www.ebay.com/sweetrelief. The tickets also include passes to meet the band. The auction ends Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 1:27 p.m. PST. This auction was sanctioned by Yellowcard and all proceeds go to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. Sweet Relief was founded in 1994 by Victoria Williams to provide assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. It is funded by the music community and a variety of individual donors, as well as through benefit concerts, auctions and albums. For more information on the organization, please visit www.sweetrelief.org.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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