Day In Rock 11/12:  Minnelli Sex Slave- APC On Hold- Slayer Rap- Sum41 Doll- Gwar Vs Anselmo- Tommy Lee Clears Hall- Anathema-  Beasties Legal Victory- Ashlee Trade In- UK Hall of Fame- Franz Aid Refugees- Candlemass- AMAs- Modest Mouse- Supersuckers' Van Stolen- Huey Lewis- New Who CD- Ben Folds Tour- John Peel Bio- Super Furry Mix Tape- Fuse Launches A.S.S.-  more
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Bon Jovi Parties
The DayinRock.com is pleased to present Bon Jovi Box Set listening parties! 

The listening parties are taking place in major cities across North America this coming week! This will be your chance to check out 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong, the new Bon Jovi four-cd/one-dvd box set that features 38 never before released recordings plus 12 rarities! 

Parties are scheduled Sat in Chicago, New Jersey and Boston - On Monday in Los Angeles and Detroit - Tuesday in Dallas and Philidelphia. We set up a special page will all the info for the parties PLUS exclusive previews of the CD. We'll be adding a new exclusive song each day through Tuesday. 

Here is the info for Saturday's Parties

Chicago - Joe's on Weed - 940 W. Weed Street - 312.337.3486 ** Listening Party from 8:00 to 9:30 pm ** $1 beer specials during the party 

New Jersey - The Stone Pony - 913 Ocean Ave - Asbury Park, NJ - (732) 502-0600 ** Listening Party at 7:30pm ** With Performances by John Eddie and guests 

Boston Location: Irish Times Pub - 244 Main St - Worcester, MA (across from The Palladium) ** 9pm listening party followed by a 10 pm performance from Bon Jovi tribute band "Jovi" 

Click the full story link for more info on the parties, the new box set and to hear the exclusive previews. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story

Minnelli Sex Slave
AP reports: [It's not rock related but this one was too strange to pass up on a slow news day] Liza Minnelli's bodyguard claims the Oscar-winning actress made him have sex with her in order to keep his job, according to recently unsealed court documents. 

The allegations are detailed in M'Hammed Soumayah's $100 million lawsuit against the entertainer. Minnelli's lawyers did not return calls for comment Wednesday. But in a court document, one of her lawyers said Soumayah had "commenced this action in a quick sand of untruths and misstatements" and accused him of a "shakedown" of her client. 

In the lawsuit, Soumayah, 56, accused Minnelli of assault and battery, breach of contract, withholding payment for services rendered and sexual harassment. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

APC On Hold
MuchMusic reports: A Perfect Circle have announced that they will be going back on hiatus as members of the group pursue their own projects. The news comes just over a week after the Election Day release of their politically charged "eMOTIVe" album. Meanwhile, frontman Maynard Keenan says he'll be recording and touring with Tool. Fans hoping for a little more from A Perfect Circle are in luck. The band releases a CD/DVD package called "aMOTION" later this month. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MuchMusic also has news on Cam & JT Paparazzi Scrap, Courtney Pleads Not Guilty, Alicia's "Tears For Water", Double Down, Fabolous Responds To Allegations and more click here to check it out

Sum41 Doll
Punkbands.com reports: Steve of Sum41 and some friends have designed a new doll called Scooba Booty! Get a better look at Scooba Booty here and listen to the story of Scuba Booty at www.scubabootythestory.com - Click Here for the Full Story 
Gwar Vs Anselmo
Day in Rock reports: GWAR's Oderus Urungus (a.k.a. Dave Brockie) gave DenverAccess.com an earful when the interviewer mentioned Superjoint Rituals Phil Anselmo. Warning the following contains language not suitable for children or Tipper Gore. 

"I can't wait to run into that dude - I'm going to put my fist down his f***ing ugly throat," Brockie said of Anselmo. "He is just a loser, worm, junkie, scumbag, a**hole motherf***er. I can't believe he wants to criticize GWAR, the greatest band in rock and roll band in history; he can lick my diuretic code-swipe. 

"I'll tell you a funny story about Phil," Brockie continued. "We were in New Orleans, and that faggot piece of s*** came on our bus and was like, 'Hey, man, you guys got any of that crazy s***?' We were like, 'What the f*** do you mean?' And he started slapping his arm and was like, 'You know that crazy s***.' I guess he thought we were a bunch of junkies. 

"f*** you, Phil Anselmo. Will you please print that in your article? And your stupid f***ing stupid SUPERJOINT RITUAL dumbass band, you f***ing suck, die!! We f***ed your girlfriend way before you." 

[at press time the interview was removed from the DenverAccess.com website due to "Tech Problems", Blabbermouth can hook you up with a little more, click the full story link to check it out] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Slayer Rap
Blabbermouth reports: A host of SLAYER riffs have been sampled in a track called "Don't f*** Wit Me" on the new LIL JON & THE EAST SIDE BOYZ album, "Crunk Juice", due on November 16 via TVT Records. The song, which was produced by longtime SLAYER producer Rick Rubin, is available for streaming online at MTV.com (listed as track #10: "Stop F***in Wit Me"). [see full story for more, including to hear this "song"]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Tommy Lee Clears Hall
Blabbermouth reports: Craig Wagner of the Daily Nebraskan is reporting that a free thank-you concert in Lincoln, Nebraska, courtesy of Tommy Lee's TV entourage, turned out to be less about music and more about TV. 

Crowds waited impatiently outside the Rococo Theatre for more than an hour, comparing Tommy stories of retakes and staged antics. 

"Right now I'm asking myself why I'm standing in line this long to see Tommy Lee," said freshman art major Eric Chloupek. 

"Make this unbelievable for TV," Lee said when he took the stage. "Trust me when I say this, the whole world is watching." [long story short, the 600 people crowd quickly grew frustrated with multiple retakes and left, click the full story link for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Anathema DVD
Blabbermouth reports: Britain's ANATHEMA will release their long-awaited new DVD, "Were You There?", on November 15. "Sorry about the wait," the band write on their web site. "It was out of our control. We finished it ages ago but now it's finally coming out." 

"Were You There?" contains a full live show recorded on ANATHEMA's recent "A Natural Disaster" tour (believed to have been filmed at the Krzemionki TV studio in Kracow, Poland on January 31, 2004), an acoustic concert performed with a string quartet from the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, plus videos, live clips and other extra features. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Simmons Bio on A&E
blabbermouth reports: The A&E "Biography" episode on KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is set to premiere on Wednesday, December 8, 2004 at 10:00 p.m. ET. 

About the episode: Simmons is the co-founder of KISS, one of the biggest and most successful rock 'n' roll bands in American history. "Biography: Gene Simmons" reveals how Simmons has managed to outlast, out-think and out-play most other rock stars. He parlayed his rock 'n' roll success into books, movies, real estate development, TV shows, magazine publishing, merchandising and his latest project, his first solo album in 25 years, "---hole". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on AEROSMITH Guitarist Launches New Line Of Hot Sauce, THE HUMAN CONDITION: Former SACRED REICH Guitarist Recording New Material, DECONSTRUCT To Open For KORN In Sacramento, FORCE OF EVIL Announce New Album Title, HARKONIN: New Music Samples Posted Online and more click here to check it out

Beasties Legal Victory
NME reports: The BEASTIE BOYS have won a long-running battle with flautist JAMES NEWTON over the use of a sample. 

In the 1992 track 'Pass The Mic', the rap trio used three notes of music from Newton's composition 'Choir'. 

The musician claimed this his copyright had been infringed, despite the Beastie Boys having paid a licence fee for the sample. 

However, on Tuesday (November 9), the US Court Of Appeal upheld its original decision that the rappers did not have to pay an additional fee to licence the excerpt from 'Choir'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: NME also has news on The Who set to release long-awaited new album , Courtney Love pleads not guilty to assault charge, Coldplay announce their live return, Poorly Ben Folds postpones UK tour, Babyshambles not playing for rehab centre and more click here to check it out

Ashlee Trade In
MTV reports: Devastated to learn of Ashlee Simpson's "Saturday Night Live" lip-synch snafu? If you were planning on tossing your copy of her album into the trash, hold up. New York music venue the Knitting Factory, in conjunction with Horrified Observers of Pedestrian Entertainment (H.O.P.E.), are offering unhappy customers a bit of musical solace. Drop by the Knitting Factory box office between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and exchange Ashlee's disc for an album by Elvis Costello, the Ramones, the Grateful Dead, Ray Charles or Aretha Franklin, among others, courtesy of Rhino Records. Don't live in New York? Check out www.hopeinamerica.com for other exchange information.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MTV also has news on Gwen Stefani's Debut Solo LP Inspired By Insecurity And Japan, Lindsay Lohan Talks '70s, Wilmer; Admits Part Of Her Body Isn't Real, Nas And Kelis Get Political On 'American Way', Simple Plan 'Shut Up' Naysayers, Work To Keep Longtime Fans, Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat Dead and more click here to check it out

DreamWorks Pub Sale
New York Post reports: New York-based venture capital firm Dimensional Associates inked a deal yesterday to acquire DreamWorks Music Publishing for roughly $50 million. 

Dimensional, which owns digital-music services eMusic and The Orchard, cinched the deal following a lengthy bidding process, which saw other suitors, including Cherry Lane Music Group, bow out of the auction. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

UK Hall of Fame
Ireland reports: Robbie Williams, Michael Jackson and the Rolling Stones were among those inducted into the UK's first Hall of Fame for music at a star-studded ceremony last night. 

The public has chosen one act to represent each decade since the Fifties as part of a new Channel 4 show. 

Robbie Williams represents the 1990s, Michael Jackson the 1980s, Queen the 1970s, the Rolling Stones the 1960s and Cliff Richard has been chosen as the ambassador for the 1950s. 

The UK Hall of Fame also inducted honorary members: Madonna, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, U2 and the Beatles. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Franz Aid Refugees
AP reports: Musicians including Chrissie Hynde, Mick Hucknall and Scottish band Franz Ferdinand will perform at a concert next month for the people of Sudan's war-torn Darfur province, the United Nations refugee agency said Thursday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Candlemass Reunite
Metal-Rules reports: The kings of doom are back!! 

Just when you thought it was over the corpse lives again and is resurrected healthier, better and gloomier than ever. Messiah, Leif, Jan, Lars and Mappe. The classic line-up refuse to die!! 

We understand this is very confusing for you, since the band disbanded just 6 months ago. But hey – why bother about stupid details when you will have a brand new Candlemass album in your hand before next summer. The boys will enter the famous Stockholm Polar Studios nov 26, mix in january and bless us with an album in may sometime. Perfect for Candlemass 20 year anniversary! [see full story for a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

NMC reports: Tune in to ABC this Sunday, November 14, to catch the star-studded American Music Awards. The show will be packed with performances from many of today's popular artists including Alicia Keys, Usher, Maroon 5, Gwen Stefani, Twista, Lenny Kravitz, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West and more. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Does anyone actually watch these things?

Modest Mouse SNL
NMC reports: This Saturday, November 13, Modest Mouse will perform live -- and we do mean LIVE -- on NBC's Saturday Night Live. According to the record label, the band will play its latest single, "Ocean Breathes Salty," as well as the smash hit, "Float On." Actor Liam Neeson will host Saturday's show. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

The SNL dressing rooms are now stocked with purple pills.

Supersuckers' Van Stolen
Aversion reports: The Supersuckers are without a van, trailer, gear and merchandise after a thief made off with the band's van. 

The theft comes mere days before the band was scheduled to start a tour. The rock'n'roll outfit announced it will continue with its plans to hit the road, though how that will work wasn't revealed. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Spector Evidence Opened to Public, The Who Eyeing New Album?, Thrice DVD Delayed, Smiths Musical in the Works, Bableshambles Isn't Doing Benefit and more click here to check it out

Huey Lewis Anniversary DVD
liveDaily reports: Huey Lewis and the News will mark their 25th anniversary next month by taping a live DVD during a two-night stand in Northern California. 

The shows are set to take place Dec. 14 and 15 at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico. - Click Here for the Full Story 

New Who CD
liveDaily reports: A new album from The Who, with the working title of "Who2," could be in stores by the spring. 

"'Who2' will not be a concept album," Pete Townshend wrote this week in a diary entry on his official website. "That is, in itself, a concept for me. [Frontman] Roger [Daltrey] and I meet in mid December to play what we have written. If we move ahead from there, we may have a CD ready to release in the spring." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on John Fogerty extends U.S. tour into December, Live Review: Diana Ross in Phoenix, System of a Down to split album release in two, Eagles to soar through North America in 2005, Briefly: U2, 50 Cent, Cream, NOW! Vol. 17 and more click here to check it out

Ben Folds Tour
Xfm reports: Ben Folds (of Ben Folds Five fame) has cancelled his first UK tour in over two years due to a respiratory infection. 

Ben Folds has had to postpone his UK tour, set to kick off tomorrow (November 12) in Leicester, due to illness. A respiratory infection has left Folds is unable to travel or sing for at least a month. 

The dates have, however, been rescheduled for June 2005 with original tickets still valid for the 2005 dates. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

John Peel Bio
Xfm reports: Following the untimely death of the legendary broadcaster John Peel, various publishers are currently fighting to be the first to release the first biography of the DJ's life. 

Publishers Transworld won a bidding war in April 2003 to secure the official rights to the John Peel's autobiography for a reported fee of £1.6million. However, by his own admission, the DJ's memoirs were far from complete, and following his recent passing currently remain unfinished. 

However, rival publishers Orion have confirmed they will be publishing an unauthorised biography entitled 'John Peel: A Life In Music' by Michael Heatley, on November 30. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Super Furry Mix Tape
Xfm reports: Following past efforts from Morrissey, Ian Brown, Bob Geldof, Paul Weller and, ahem, the Beautiful South's Paul Heaton, Super Furry Animals are the latest band to compile an ‘Under The Influence' mix CD. 

The latest in the series of ‘Under The Influence' CDs will come from Welsh psychedelic lunatics Super Furry Animals and will hit the shops on January 31. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Tramp's White Lion
antiMUSIC reports: Only a week after the end of Mike Tramp's European tour, Tramp is announcing that this is the end of Tramp playing both White Lion and Freak of Nature songs in his solo live set. But, at the same time, Tramp is announcing that he is forming "Tramp's White Lion", a band dedicated 100% to the original sound of White Lion. 

Says Mike Tramp, "Now is the time for me to make the separation for real and make it all clear to everyone what it is I am doing. My solo career was always going to be a departure from both White Lion and Freak of Nature, and I felt I did that well with my first album ‘Capricorn', but I feel that because I have been playing a mix of songs in my live set, I have also taken steps backwards in my solo career, when what I wanted to do was take many steps further away from what I was known as. 

"With 'Tramp's White Lion', I now can perform that classic sound with no compromise, and at the same time take my solo career to the musical place that I want to go." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Resident's DVD
press release reports: The faceless "anti-stars" group that is known for their giant eyeball heads and tuxedos has released a DVD of their amazingly artistic videos… 

The Resident's Commercial Album 25th Anniversary Special Edition DVD, currently in stores. 

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Commercial Album, the DVD will both complement and complete the project with an amazing collection of 56 one-minute films based on the original 40 Commercial Album songs. The Residents have also assembled a group of 42 visual artists from around the world for production. Working in various forms ranging from animation, live action, and puppetry to drawing, photography and sculpture, the disc is a virtual film festival. In addition, the DVD portrays an innovative, game-like interface that allows the audience to explore a maze in the process of watching the videos. It contains an unpredictable series of interactive features as it reveals the 56 videos created by The Residents and their collaborators. [see full story to check out a video from the DVD]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Deconstruct Open Korn
press release reports: Sacramento, California's DECONSTRUCT has landed the opening slot on the KORN, Chevelle, Breaking Benjamin, and Skindred show this Friday, November 12 (today) at Arco Arena in Sacramento. DECONSTRUCT was chosen by radio station 98 Rock from over 130 area bands to open the show. 

DECONSTRUCT also recently appeared on the debut episode of MTV's Battle For Ozzfest. The band is currently completing work on its full length album, The Human Condition, slated for release on January 18, 2005. The Human Condition will be released with a bonus live DVD produced by Mike Sloat (Machine Head).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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T.J. Martell Auction
press release reports: Rock 'n' rollers and wine aficionados join with the T.J. Martell Foundation at the charity's first 'World Tour of Wine' fund-raising dinner and auction on Thursday, November 11, 2004, in New York City. 

The sold-out event will take place at The Grand Havana Room (formerly Top of the Sixes), located in midtown Manhattan at 666 Fifth Avenue. A five-course dinner will be prepared by renowned chef Alberto Gomez and select bottles of unique and rare wines from around the world will be served. 

The event kicks off with a wine and rock memorabilia silent auction with significant contributions from noted artists as Metallica, Dixie Chicks, Jimmy Buffett, Good Charlotte, Linkin Park, Josh Groban, Rob Zombie, 311, Simple Plan, Maroon 5, and Hilary Duff. While many items will be auctioned at the dinner itself, most of the memorabilia will be auctioned off via eBay beginning November 22, 2004. The public may bid on these items by visiting the following web site: www.fan2fan.com/ebayauction [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Fuse Launches A.S.S.
press release reports: Tune in to Fuse every afternoon for the After School Special... or A.S.S. Fuse's A.S.S. is jam-packed with music! The A.S.S. gets going at 4:30 pm eastern, with Video IQ. Viewers search out clues hidden in music videos, solve mind-bending puzzles, text in, and win prizes. 

At 5pm eastern, it's the center of the ASS... Dedicate Live. Viewers send text shout-outs through the phone or web, and Fuse puts your video dedications on air in real time. The A.S.S. rounds out at 6pm eastern with Daily Download. Live band performances. Swanky celebrity drop-ins. And a countdown of the ten most downloaded songs in the country. Plus, the first thousand viewers who spy the daily "D-word" snag a free music download at Fuse.tv.

 4:30 to 7pm eastern is A.S.S. time on Fuse. Fuse's A.S.S. is the hottest thing on TV! Check your local TV listings or www.fuse.tv to find out what channel Fuse is on in your area.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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