Day In Rock 11/16:  Ashlee Wants SNL Do Over- U2 Vs Darkness- MSG Singer Attacked- Cobain Letter Auction- Lou Pride Hospitalized- White Stripes- Devildriver- Gwar Apologizes To Anselmo- SOAD Release Date- Red Chord- Ska Is Dead- Isis- Trivium- Epitaph Tour- Max Weinberg Injured- Something Corporate- KROQ X-Mas- Rod DVD- American Head Charge- City Bans My Chemical Romance- more
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Bon Jovi Parties
The Final Day! The DayinRock.com is pleased to present Bon Jovi Box Set listening parties! 

Today is the last day and your last 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. 

Parties for today are set to take place in Dallas and Philadelphia . 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 

Ashlee Wants SNL Do Over
Ananova reports: Ashlee Simpson is begging bosses of Saturday Night Live to invite her back after her debut was marred by a lip-synching controversy. 

The singer shocked fans when a guide track she was using started without her and led to her dashing from the live show's stage in tears of embarrassment. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

U2 World Tour
Ananova reports: U2 have revealed that they will kick off their world tour on March 1 in Florida. 

The band will play around 35 arena shows across the US for the first leg of the tour, then 30 stadium gigs in Europe before returning to North America for a further 35 arena dates. The group will then head to Japan and Australia. 

Snow Patrol and Scissor Sisters are rumoured to be the support acts reports NME.com. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Cobain Letter Auction
Ananova reports: A letter written by Kurt Cobain to his then wife Courtney Love in which he complains about feeling unwell after hallucinating on LSD will be auctioned by Christie's next month. 

The letter, written in a Sheffield hotel room during during Nirvana's 1991 British tour, is estimated to fetch between £6,470 and £7,550 at a sale of rock `n' roll memorabilia, reports the New York Post. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

£1 Million Band Aid Wager
Ananova reports: A record executive has tried to put a £1 million bet on Band Aid 20 reaching Christmas No. 1. 

Ladbrokes spokesman Warren Lush said: " The customer tried to stake £1 million on Band Aid at odds of 1/5 but we turned down the bet. 

"We offered him the opportunity place a smaller bet but he said it was £1 million or nothing." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Robbie fancies Delta, Wedding bells for Christina, Rap artist dies, Madonna to introduce Band Aid video, Kylie rules out raunchy photos and more click here to check it out

U2 Vs Darkness
Herald Sun reports: AN ego-fuelled squabble between one of rock's elder statesmen and a flashy young pretender has broken out over a new recording to mark the 20th anniversary of the Band-Aid charity concert. 

U2's lead singer, Bono, and Justin Hawkins of The Darkness are fighting over who sings the famous line in Do They Know It's Christmas? 

Hawkins sang "Well tonight thank God it's them instead of you" -- originally sung by Bono. 

But last night an angry Bono was on his way to London to re-record the line. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Lou Pride Hospitalized
AP reports: LUCERNE, Switzerland - American singer Lou Pride was hospitalized following a heart attack, organizers of the Lucerne Blues Festival said Sunday. 

The Chicago-born bluesman, 54, was taken to the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital, where he was in a stable condition, said festival organizers in a statement. He is set to return to the United States soon, they added. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

White Stripes Record New CD
NME reports: THE WHITE STRIPES have revealed that the follow-up to 2002's 'ELEPHANT' may be finished in two months. 

The band are aiming to complete work at guitarist and friend Brendan Benson's house in Detroit. 

Jack White said: "We're probably going to work with Brendan Benson, record at his house. He lives really near by me, I like recording with him. I don't really have any other predetermined things about the record at all." 

The guitarist told The Observer Music Monthly: "There's nothing really premeditated about it. But I don't know, we might be done in the next couple of months. When I say, done, it's not like we're going to go in and work on it forever." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: NME also has news on The Streets go on biggest ever tour, The Music get ready to ‘bleed', Ol' Dirty Bastard autopsy could take a week, Music industry insider tries to place £1 million Band Aid bet, Hear the new U2 album first on NME.COM! and more click here to check it out

MSG Singer Attacked
Blabbermouth reports: MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP vocalist Chris Logan has posted the following message on his official web site: 

"I have had an absolute blast rocking with each and every one of you over the past few weeks, and I very much appreciate your support and good wishes. 

"Unfortunately, there was an altercation which took place after the show tonight (Nov. 14) (after a killer show at Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden tonight, I might add). I was attacked twice from behind by a member of our tour, who was too big a coward to face me from the front. I was severely injured in the process, and I cannot continue under the current conditions. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Devildriver Recording
Blabbermouth reports: DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, are scheduled to enter Sonic Ranch studio in Tornillo, Texas today (Nov. 15) with producer Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH) to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due in April/May 2005 via Roadrunner Records.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Gwar Apologizes To Anselmo
Blabbermouth reports: GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Ungurus) has issued an apology for his scathingly negative comments about former PANTERA/current SUPERJOINT RITUAL singer Phil Anselmo and his girlfriend Kate. Brockie's statement, as sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by Adrenaline PR, reads as follows: 

"I want everybody to know that this past weekend I personally apologized to both Phil and Kate for the erroneous, vicious, and inflammatory remarks recently made by myself. That s*** about Phil trying to score dope on the bus happened at least eight years ago and is ancient history. Kate has always been just our friend and never anything more (though she hates me now, I'm sure). The only reason I vomited forth such crap is because I felt my band was under attack. Since talking to Phil over the weekend I realize that, too, was bulls***. I was goaded by the press and lashed out in anger, falling totally into a trap. In doing so, I hurt some people I really love and respect.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on PETER CRISS' Ex-Wife's Scrapbooks Sell For Over $10,000, AMEN Drummer Sticks Up For CASEY CHAOS, Slams Former Members, PAUL CHAPMAN Quits WAYSTED: 'The Fans Have Had The Piss Taken Out Of Them', TRIVIUM Announce New Bassist/Vocalist, RUSH Singer Profiled In Wine Book and more click here to check it out

SOAD Release Date
IAYM reports: System Of A Down now look to be eyeing a March 01st release date through American Recordings/Columbia for the first of their two full-length efforts this year, "Hypnotize". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Red Chord Hire Drummer
IAYM reports: The Red Chord have now secured a new drummer and will be releasing more information with regards their identity next week.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Thrones: "A Day Late, A Dollar Short", Swift Update, Seemless Update, Static-X Update, Soilwork Tour Update, Drowningman Update click here to check it out

Ska Is Dead
Punkbands.com reports: The 2005 edition of this year's successful Ska Is Dead tour is in the world. It will run between February 1st and March 17th with a core lineup of Streetlight Manifesto, Voodoo Glow Skulls and MU330.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Isis Delay
The PRP reports: Isis' forthcoming "Oceanic Remixes: Volume 4" and "Panopticon" 2xLP releases look to have now been pushed back to a January 04th release date via Robotic Empire. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Trivium Add One
The PRP reports: Trivium have added Paolo Gregoletto of Metal Militia fame to their line-up as their new bassist. The groups forthcoming Roadrunner debut "Ascendancy" is planned for a February 15th release date. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: The PRP also has news on Old Man LP, Driven To The Studio, Accidentsonfire, SOiL Machine, Disappear Online and more click here to check it out

Epitaph Tour 
Aversion reports: The first-ever Epitaph Tour is taking shape to help the punk label promote its latest generation of bands. 

The Los Angeles label announced that it will showcase many of its latest signings on an upcoming tour. Matchbook Romance, Motion City Soundtrack and From First to Last will appear on all dates, with The Matches and Scatter the Ashes appearing on a handful of dates. All bands represent Epitaph's latest wave of signings, putting post-hardcore-influenced acts onto its roster. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on The Wait for ODB Autopsy Results, Kurt Cobain Letter on Auction Block, Lemon Jelly Builds Album on Samples, The Kills Hit Road, Take Action Tour Planned and more click here to check it out

Max Weinberg Injured At Kerry Home
ArrowFM reports: E-street Band drummer, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien bandleader Max Weinberg is wincing as he broke his collarbone playing touch football Senator John Kerry's home. Which begs the question - when you're picking teams - do you pick Senator Kerry first to be on your team? No word on when Weinberg will be back behind his drum kit. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: ArrowFM also has news on Elton's Getting Married, Bad Day for Stones and Rod Stewart, Eagles to Tour - but NOT in LA and NEW songs, U2 Tour, Townshend Talks About New Who Album, U2 Previews Album on MTV and VH1 and more click here to check it out

Something Corporate Tour
liveDaily reports: With its first concert DVD now in stores, Something Corporate continues to work the U.S. tour circuit. 

The band wraps up its 2004 roadwork with a half-dozen remaining November shows, then gets back on stage in mid-January for a new leg of dates that so far stretch into mid-February. 

Last week, Something Corporate released "Live at the Ventura Theater," a DVD that captures the group's May performance in Ventura, CA. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

liveDaily reports: The lineup for the first night of Los Angeles-area radio station KROQ's two-night Almost Acoustic Christmas--set for Dec. 11 at Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, CA--will include Franz Ferdinand, The Shins, The Killers, Modest Mouse, Interpol, Jimmy Eat World, Keane, Muse, Snow Patrol, Taking Back Sunday and The Music. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
liveDaily reports: The DVD "One Night Only! Rod Stewart Live at Royal Albert Hall," featuring guest appearances by Chrissie Hynde and Ron Wood, hits stores on Dec. 7. 

Besides his normal backing band and singers, Stewart was accompanied at the London performance by the 60-piece BBC Concert Orchestra and the London Community Gospel Choir. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Hilary Duff readies new DVD, sets more concert dates, Josh Groban prepares live DVD/CD, lines up 2005 tour, Usher comes out on top at 32nd American Music Awards, Rapper ODB collapses and dies in New York, Briefly: U2, Kenny G., Morrissey, JoJo and more click here to check it out

Daily Download on Fuse
press release reports: It's another awesome week on Fuse's Daily Download. Check out this week's confirmed guests. 

Tuesday 11/16 Guest: Destiny's Child 

Thursday 11/18 Guest: Chingy 

Friday 11/19 Guest: Taking Back Sunday 

The Daily Download is a live, daily countdown of the top 10 legally downloaded songs in the country, airing weekdays from 6pm - 7pm EST on Fuse. Merging live television with real-time downloading, the show offers the chance for viewers to download and stream music, exclusive downloads and bonus tracks, ring tones, artist voicemail messages, desktop wallpaper, mobile phone graphics, animation, video game demos, movie trailers and more on www.fuse.tv. The Daily Download is hosted by Fuse VJ's Steven and Marianela. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

American Head Charge Tracks
press release reports: American Head Charge have announced the track listing for their upcoming album The Feeding, which is set to hit stores on Feb. 15th, 2005. 

The tracks are as follows: 

"Loyalty" - "Pledge Allegiance" - "Dirty" - "Ridiculed" - "Take What I've Taken" - "Leave Me Alone" - "Walk Away" - "Erratic" - "Fiend" - "Cowards" - "To Be Me"

 [see full story to preview "Loyalty," the first single off the album]- Click Here for the Full Story 

City Bans My Chemical Romance
press release reports: My Chemical Romance performed this past weekend at the Best Buy in Orange, CA, at a KROQ calendar signing. About 4,000 people showed up, and My Chemical Romance was banned for good from the city of Orange for excessive cursing. The Best Buy sits in the shadow of the Crystal Cathedral, which could help explain the decision by the city of Orange. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Underoath Vinyl
press release reports: Underoath "They're Only Chasing Safety" Vinyl In Stores November 30th! The special limited edition vinyl version of Underoath's "They're Only Chasing Safety," hits stores on November 30th! What's so special you ask? Well, not only does the vinyl version contain the exclusive bonus track, "I've Got Ten Friends and a Crowbar that Says You Ain't Gonna Do Jack," but it also comes in four different colors, the rarest being gold! There is a limited quantity of these available, so make sure you pre-order a copy for yourself now at Tower.com![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Soil Hire New Singer
submitted news reports: [From Soil's official site] We are proud to announce we have a new frontman for our band: A.J. Cavalier (of Diesel Machine). AJ originally hails from NY and was recommended by some very close friends," the band write on their web site. "Once he came to rehearsal to jam and lay down some rough demos with us, we knew he was the man for the job. We are currently writing the new album and preparing to get ready for the new chapter of SOIL. It feels great to be a full band again. AJ is everything we were looking for and wanted in a singer. We know the SOIL army will welcome him with open arms.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Greatest Neil Young
press release reports: Neil Young's "Greatest Hits" CD+DVD, will be released November 16th 

This is Neil Young's first ever single disc greatest hits collection and is a long-awaited retrospective from one of rock's most influential and enduring singer-songwriters. The album highlights 16 of Neil Young's many classics featuring some of the greatest hits of rock 'n' roll. The CD + DVD combo pack features the original master mixes now in super-saturated DVD-Stereo for the highest quality sound available on DVD. The DVD includes music videos for "Harvest Moon" and "Rockin' in the Free World," a photo gallery, lyrics, and web links. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Waxapples with X
Day in Rock reports: antiFEST alums Waxapples (featuring Brian Coakley of the Cadillac Tramps/Rule 62) have announced their final show of 2004, opening for punk legends X. Here are the details, click the full story link to learn more about the band and their brand new CD. House of Blues, Sunset - Hollywood, CA - Saturday, November 27th Doors at 7pm WAXAPPLES at 8pm The Blasters at 9pm "X" at 10pm - Click Here for the Full Story 

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