Day In Rock 11/15:  ODB RIP- R.Kelly Assault Arrest- Concert Stabbing: Singer Wanted by Police- QOTSA- Bob Mould- No New Sabbath- ICP Ban- Lennon, Stones Hit CDs- Stewart Must Pay- AMA Winners- Eagles- Soilwork- Kreator, Vader, Death Angel Tour- Jello Napalm Death- Cold Fire Guitarist- Metallica Killer- Gang of Four Reunite- Death Cab For Atlantic- COC- TSOL- Lamb of God-  more
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Bon Jovi Parties
As we told you on Friday, 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 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! 

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. 

Parties for today are set to take place in Detroit and Los Angeles (Hollywood). Click the full story for all the details PLUS hear exclusive previews from the box set. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

antiMUSIC reports: Ol' Dirty Bastard, the controversial rapper and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan collapsed and died at a New York recording studio on Saturday. He was 35. 

ODB, real name Russell Jones, was known for his innovative approach to hip-hop as well as his legal troubles. Jones was at 36 Records LLC's recording studio in Manhattan when he collapsed. He had complained earlier in the day of chest pains. Someone in studio made a 911 call at approximately 4:45 pm, but when the paramedics arrived on the scene they were unable to revive him. Early press reports state that drug paraphernalia was not found on the scene and Jones appeared to have died of natural causes. He would have turned 36 on Monday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

QOTSA Deny Assault
antiMUSIC reports: The Queens of the Stone Age camp have denied a Rolling Stone online article that reported that frontman Josh Homme struck Dwarves frontman Blag Dahlia with a beer bottle. 

The alleged run-in took place Wednesday night (Nov 10) at the Dragonfly in Hollywood prior to The Dwarves scheduled performance at the club. The Rolling Stone article, which posted on Thursday, said that Homme "instigated a brawl" with Dahlia and hit him with a beer bottle. 

"After appearing backstage before the Dwarves' midnight show, Homme began pouring beer over Dahlia's head while singing, 'Whatcha gonna do?'" reports Rolling Stone. "According to eyewitnesses, after the two pushed each other, Homme struck Dahlia over the head with a beer bottle." 

The Queens of the Stone Age camp rejected the validity of the Rolling Stone article and attacked its author with a posting by "Dr. Insider" to their official website. Dr. Insider called the Rolling Stone article a "fairy tale" and attacked its credibility because the article stated that Dahlia was treated at a fictitious hospital. The article has since been corrected to read "Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center" instead of "St. Mary's Hospital ". [see full story for more, including the full Dr. Insider posting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

R.Kelly Assault Arrest
liveDaily reports: Singer R. Kelly, whose short-lived co-headlining tour with rapper Jay-Z recently ended in turmoil, announced on Thursday (11/11) that a member of Jay-Z's entourage had been arrested for allegedly assaulting Kelly and some of his security guards. 

"A longtime associate of rap singer Jay-Z has been arrested in New York in connection with the Oct. 29 pepper-spray assault on R&B star R. Kelly and several of his security guards," reads a press release that Kelly issued. 

MTV.com reported that the New York District Attorney's office said that Jay-Z associate Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith was charged with third-degree assault. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Bob Mould Unplugged
liveDaily reports: Former Husker Du and Sugar guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould, who's been spending most of his time working as a club DJ and electronic musician in recent years, is set to embark on a solo acoustic tour. 

Mould's set lists are expected to include a mix of old songs, recent tracks and material that could end up on his next album, which has a working title of "Body of Song." [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Briefly: U2, Kenny G., Morrissey, JoJo, Keller Williams to shoot live DVD, plots more shows, Yanni confirms dates through February, Jimmy Buffett sets New Orleans reading, mini-concert, Ian Moore brings 'Luminaria' to the U.S. club circuit and more click here to check it out

Concert Stabbing: Singer Wanted by Police
(Cincinatti)Enquirer reports: What happened during a fight and stabbing this week at a metal concert at Bogart's remains unclear, and now police are looking for another suspect. 

Bouncer Donald Germany, a University of Cincinnati football player, was arrested after the Monday night incident during a Cradle of Filth concert. He was charged with felonious assault for allegedly stabbing two people. 

But now, one of the people Germany was accused of stabbing - Chris Alsip, singer in a band called Suffocate Faster - also is wanted for felonious assault. Investigators say Alsip, 28, punched Germany.Police found 10 to 20 pieces of Germany's dreadlocks strewn over the club's floor, said Officer Bryant Stewart. They also found a Bogart's staff shirt that had been torn off someone. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

No New Sabbath
Classic Rock Revisited reports: [The following comes from a new interview with Tony Iommi at ClassicRock revisited. This is a bit of bad news for Sabbath fans waiting for new CD] Now, I have to ask about your ‘other band.' Are there any plans on getting together and recording? Tony: Oh, the ‘other band' [laughs]. There are no plans. We talk about it as we always do. I think everyone in Sabbath is into making another album. We are certainly into doing another tour, for sure, if we could. I would like to make another album but, as has been the case for a long time, it is hard to get everyone together to do it. Ozzy has had a lot of commitments over the past few years that have made it difficult. Jeb: You are all rock stars but Ozzy has become a television icon. 

Tony: Ozzy said he didn't like that and that he wanted to get out of that. 

Jeb: Isn't that up to Sharon? 

Tony: Exactly! Sharon has taken over now; she is on TV all the time. 

Jeb: I talked with Bill Ward about a year ago and he told me that there is an album of new Black Sabbath songs on tape at his house that just need mixed. 

Tony: We've got quite a few tracks that we did. We had a writing period where we wrote about seven tracks that are very good. Do you think they are going to end up on bootleg as well? [laughs]. We better do something before anybody else does! [see full story for entire interview]- Click Here for the Full Story 

ICP Ban After Near Riot
Pollstar reports: Following a clash between police and a crowd waiting in line to see Insane Clown Posse at the Albuquerque Convention Center November 7, 40 people were detained and the group was banned from returning to the venue. 

The center's GM said that a "handful of attendees" waiting to enter the concert became disrespectful and disruptive to law enforcement. 

"The attendees were trying to gain entrance into the facility prior to the door opening by pulling on the doors and hurling a few soft drink cans at the windows," Tom Morton told Pollstar. 

"People that started screaming, swearing and rock throwing - basically inciting a riot - went to jail," officer Gene Campbell told the station. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Lennon, Stones Hit CDs
Reuters reports: How many times during the '60s did you hear the phrase, "the Beatles and the Stones?" Four decades after those two acts made their original chart impact, "the Beatles and the Stones" are still potent forces. The evidence? John Lennon and the Rolling Stones both had new albums entering The Billboard 200 in the week ended Nov. 7. 

Lennon's "Acoustic" (Capitol) opened at No. 31 with sales of almost 28,000 copies. It's his highest-debuting set since "Double Fantasy" bowed at No. 25 the week of Dec. 6, 1980 (two day before his murder) and his highest charting in more than 20 years, since "Milk and Honey" peaked at No. 11 the week of March 10, 1984. 

Also making its first appearance on The Billboard 200 was the Stones' "Live Licks" (Virgin), bowing at No. 50 with almost 20,000. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Stewart Must Pay
AP reports: Singer Rod Stewart must repay the $780,000 he accepted as a deposit for a Latin American concert tour that was canceled, a jury ruled. 

The jury on Friday also assessed damages of $1.6 million against Stewart's lawyers and agents at the ICM talent agency for their roles in negotiating a contract for the tour. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

AMA Winners
AP reports: R&B sensation Usher won all his show-leading four nominations at the American Music Awards on Sunday, and rap funksters OutKast went three-for-three during a performance-studded, occasionally censored broadcast ceremony. 

OutKast, the Grammy winners whose album "Speakerboxxx-The Love Below" spawned the mega-hit "Hey Ya!" took home awards for favorite pop-rock band, favorite rap-hip-hop album and best rap-hip-hop group. 

Sheryl Crow beat out Avril Lavigne and Jessica Simpson for the favorite female pop-rock artist award and received the prize for favorite adult contemporary artist. Rockers Linkin Park scored the favorite alternative music artist for the second year in a row. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Eagles Spring
Reuters reports: The Eagles have lined up a 13-date North American tour for next spring, kicking off March 5 in Charleston, S.C., and wrapping April 11 at New York's Madison Square Garden. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Soilwork, Dark Tranquillity, Hypocrisy Tour
siN's metal news reports: In what's looking like one of the best-packaged tours of the first half of 2005, Swedish metalers SOILWORK, DARK TRANQUILLITY and HYPOCRISY will be hooking up for a North American tour next spring. Here's the first confirmed dates: 

April 6 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
April 29 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Kreator, Vader, Death Angel Tour
siN's metal news reports: In our second huge tour announcement of the last two days, thrash legends KREATOR and DEATH ANGEL will be teaming up with Polish death metalers VADER for a U.S. tour this spring.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: siN's metal news also has news on If Hope Dies - Added to Kreator, Vader, Death Angel tour , Damageplan - Dimebag Darrel speaks to SMNnews!, The Crown - What Marko's Doing, Goatwhore - Update - Drop off Deicide Tour, and more..., The Red Chord - Drummer Hunt Continues and more click here to check it out

Jello Guest of Napalm Death CD
Blabbermouth reports: Former DEAD KENNEDYS frontman Jello Biafra has been tapped to record a guest appearance on a track called "The Great and the Good" on the new NAPALM DEATH album, tentatively titled "The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code". Also scheduled to appear on the album are HATEBREED singer Jamey Jasta and former CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker. The CD, which was recently recorded at Foel Studios in mid-Wales, is expected to surface in early 2005 via Century Media Records. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
KISS Bowling For Fans Dollars
Blabbermouth reports: Rolling your way just in time for the holiday season, the official KISS Bowling Ball will be available shortly via the group's official web site, KissOnline.com.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Cold Fire Guitarist
Blabbermouth reports: COLD have parted ways with guitarist Eddie Rendini (ex-DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM). In a posting on the group's official message board, Rendini explained the circumstances behind his departure from the group: "I have been getting alot of emails and [private messages] concerning the news of me 'leaving' COLD. Although I can't really give an accurate reason, because I feel that would be better left for the band to explain, the truth is I actually got FIRED from COLD. Although I feel that this was an unfair and not well thought-out decision, I respect the band's wishes. I just want the fans to understand that I never deserted a band or its fans ever. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Metallica Killer To Ride the Lightning this Week
Blabbermouth reports: A San Antonio man who chanted the chorus to METALLICA's "No Remorse" after fatally shooting a man in the head in Corpus Christi and robbing him of $13 twenty years ago is set to die Thursday (November 18), according to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. 

Troy Kunkle, who has the METALLICA logo tattooed on his left arm, was first scheduled to be executed in July, but the Supreme Court issued a stay as the justices considered a writ filed by Kunkle's lawyers. The writ asked the justices to decide if Texas courts have been applying an unconstitutional standard that did not allow juries to consider mitigating circumstances, such as mental illness, during capital murder trials. 

When the Supreme Court lifted the stay last month, Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials scheduled him to die by lethal injection. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on DIMEBAG DARRELL Says PHILIP ANSELMO And REX BROWN Took PANTERA For Granted, LIFE OF AGONY Take Short Break From Recording, Drummer To Get Married, GLENN HUGHES: New Solo Album To Surface In January, DIXIE DREGS: Legendary 1978 MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL Performance To Be Released On DVD, MIKE CHLASCIAK: 'ROB HALFORD Was One Of The Most Professional People I Have Ever Met' and more click here to check it out

Gang of Four Reunite
Aversion reports: The original lineup for Gang of Four will reunite and play a handful of shows in England early next year. 

Led by singer/guitarist Andy Gill, the reunited original Gang (which will feature singer John King, bassist Dave Allen and drummer Hugo Burnham) will play five dates at the end of January. No plans to record have been revealed, nor are any American tour dates confirmed yet. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Death Cab For Atlantic
Aversion reports: Despite making dozens of comments disparaging major labels over the course of its career, Death Cab For Cutie has signed to Atlantic Records. 

The band will leave longtime home Barsuk Records to record the follow-up to last year's Transatlanticism [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Ol' Dirty Bastard Dies, Morrissey Digs Deeper into Quarry, Franz Ferdinand Plays Sudan Benefit, Hives Tour America Again, Mike Park Plans Sophomore Album and more click here to check it out

IAYM reports: Corrosion Of Conformity are reportedly planning to release a new studio album entitled "En Los Brazos Del Dios" through Sanctuary in early 2005.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Greatest TSOL
IAYM reports: The True Sounds Of Liberty look to have recently compiled a best-of dubbed "Who's Screwin' Who? 18 T.S.O.L. Greatest Non-Hits". The outing is slated to arrive in stores on January 25th through Anarchy Music. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Lamb of God Reissue
IAYM reports: Lamb Of God's debut album "Burn The Priest" (recorded and released under their previous moniker Burn The Priest in 1998) now looks to be scheduled for a re-release through Epic on December 21st.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Soilwork Tour Update, Drowningman Update, The Bravery sign to Island, Mars Volta European Tour, Oddzar Dates , Dissection: "Maha Kali", Mudvayne: New Single Online, Grade 8 Update, Soulfly/Morbid Angel Tour, Sinch Update and more click here to check it out

No Crap From U2
press release reports: Projected to be possibly the biggest album of 2004, U2's "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" will be released November 23 in the US. In a recent interview in Blender Magazine, Bono says, "Without sounding totally phony, I think this might be our second best -- if not our best --album. It's up there with Achtung [Baby]. It had to be. You can't live like this and put out a crap album or else people are going to want to shoot you." 

The debut single "Vertigo" seems as perfect as a rock song can be, and fans across the globe are anticipating the rest of the album to follow suit. 

TRACK LISTING: 1. Vertigo 
2. Miracle Drug 
3. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own 
4. Love & Peace 
5. City of Blinding Lights 
6. All Because of You 
7. A Man and a Woman 
8. Crumbs From Your Table 
9. One Step Closer 
10. Original of the Species 
11. Yahweh 
12. Fast Cars
[see full story TO CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Reel Big New Years
press release reports: On December 31st, those Orange County badasses known as the Reel Big Fish will let loose as they help Las Vegas' SMASH Magazine ring in the new year with special guests Zebrahead, Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Matches, Happy Campers, Suburban Legends, Over The Line and GDB at Jillian's of Las Vegas on two stages. 

For more information call Jillian's of Las Vegas at 702-759-0450 - Click Here for the Full Story 

Heart Xmas
press release reports: Heart presents A Lovemongers' Christmas. The Heart Christmas Album is an eclectic blend of holiday songs ranging from "Balulalow" (a 13th Century traditional) to standards like "Oh Holy Night!" and "Ave Maria," along with original compositions and two newly recorded tracks, "Mary" and "Let's Stay In." Together the songs capture the spirit of the season, of home, hearth, and of Heart, in this distinctly beautiful and non-traditional Christmas album.[see full story for the eCard for more info]- Click Here for the Full Story 
The Real Banana
press release reports: Rock & roll comic C.C. Banana, known for interviewing musicians while dressed as a large yellow fruit, would like to set the record straight regarding the November 11th broadcast of VH1's "Bands Reunited." During the episode titled "Backstage Pass," it was revealed that David Steel of The English Beat had agreed to appear on the program, with the unusual provision that the interviewer be dressed in a banana costume. Yet despite the fact that show host Amir Haleem did in fact don the unlikely yellow attire, Steel failed to honor his commitment, resulting in a failed attempt at reuniting him with his former band mates. 

"I'm not surprised that David Steel wouldn't appear on camera," explains C.C. Banana. "He was obviously expecting to be interviewed by ME! Steel wanted the real peel, not some second banana. Why else make such an unorthodox request? Everyone knows that yours truly is the ORIGINAL rock & roll fruit!" 

Even the episode title "Backstage Pass" is eerily similar to that of C.C. Banana's debut home video "Backstage Banana," in which C.C. interviews members of such notable bands as Poison, Winger and Cinderella. 

"There's only room for ONE lunatic interviewing rock stars in a banana suit," insists the flamboyant fruit. "And I'll be damned if that lunatic ain't gonna be ME!"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

The Kills Launch Tour
press release reports: The Kills tour dates 

11/20--Boston, MA --TT the Bears
11/21-- Hoboken, NJ -- Maxwell's
11/22-- New York, NY -- Bowery Ballroom
11/23-- Philadelphia, PA --The Khyber 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Bret Michaels Guitar Theft
BretMichaels.com reports: Bret's Red Fender Strat was stolen during the last song of Bret's set at McCools in Valparaiso, Indiana on Friday November 12, 2004. 

We are asking anyone and everyone who may know where it is to please return it to us. This guitar has a lot of sentimental value to Bret and we just want to get it back. 

If you have any information about the whereabouts of this guitar, please email bmelist@yahoo.com immediately with your contact information. 

"Bret would like his guitar back. It has sentimental value. There is no way you can sell it, because you will get caught. Bring it back to the next show or a show coming up and there will be no questions asked, no charges pressed."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Take Action! 05
antiMUSIC (press release) reports: Hurley Presents The Sub City TAKE ACTION! TOUR is set to kick off in February 2005. Early line-up confirmations for the fifth annual tour--set to launch February 2 in Washington, D.C.--include headlining act Sugarcult with The Early November, Hawthorne Heights and Head Automatica supporting. More acts will be announced soon. 

The two-month tour--a nationwide trek where cutting-edge musical artists join together to promote social consciousness and awareness--raises funds for the National Hopeline Network, a suicide prevention and crisis hotline (1-800-SUICIDE). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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