Day In Rock 11/17: Vibe Stabbing Suspect- Franz Vs Franz- Eagles Bash Idol Contests- Norah "Judas Priest" Jones- Noise Ratchet- Em No 1- Maiden Beast Single- AC/DC- Benefit For Iced Earth Guitarist- Motley Gig- U.P.O. Guitarist Diagnosed With Brain Tumor- Dog Fashion Disco- Reel Big Smack?- Frank Black- Jhonn Balance RIP- Diamond Dave 911- Mayhem- Interpol- ODB Autopsy- more
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Vibe Stabbing Suspect
antiMUSIC reports: G-Unit rapper Young Buck is wanted by the Santa Monica Police Department for assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a stabbing at the Vibe Music Awards taping on Monday. 

The stabbing occurred after a man identified as Jimmy James Johnson assaulted Dr. Dre as the record mogul was about to accept a lifetime achievement award. Johnson reportedly approached Dre's table and it appeared to witnesses he was requesting an autograph but then punched Dre. 

A melee followed with several people throwing punches and chairs. Johnson was being carried away by security when he was attacked by several people, including Young Buck (real name Darnell Brown). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Em Tops Charts
Reuters reports: Eminem fans have turned out en masse to snap up their rap idol's newest album, propelling it to No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts after just three days in release. 

"Encore," the fourth album from the Oscar-winning bad-boy of hip-hop, registered one of the biggest openings of the year by selling just over 700,000 copies in the week ended Nov. 14, according to Nielsen SoundScan data provided on Tuesday by his Interscope Records label. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Franz Vs Franz
Aversion reports: Members of Franz Ferdinand got into a minor scuffle with each other last week, according to the NME. 

The British paper reported that the act's members were involved in a small melee back stage after a show in France. According to the NME front man Alex Kapranos threw a punch at guitarist Nick McCarthy. The tussle was quickly broken up. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Noise Ratchet Split
Aversion reports: Noise Ratchet broke the news to its fans that it would break up after a few more shows. 

No concrete reasons were cited in the announcement issued through the band's email list. 

"This has been a bizarre season for the band and through many many conversations and prayers we have decided to move on," the statement read. "Not just move on, but to move forward! It is one of the most bittersweet decisions of our lives, but nonetheless one that we all feel is necessary." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on TV on the Radio Wins Shortlist, Compilation Honors '70s New York Scene, Trade Ashlee for Good Music, Group Says, Mercury Rev CD Goes Online Real Early, Roger Miret Gets Orwellian on Next Album and more click here to check it out

Eagles Bash Idol Contests
Herald Sun reports: AS Idol mania builds, one of the world's most famous bands wants it voted out of the music industry forever. 

Superstars Don Henley and Joe Walsh, of the Eagles, believe the Idol phenomenon is a backroom scam. 

"I am sick of it," Henley said. "It is about marketing over music and formula, all based on decisions by men in ties. It is created in the backrooms." 

Walsh said: "By men in ties. Beware of the men in ties. There is some valid music out there. But none of that music is on Idol." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Silly News: Norah "Judas Priest" Jones
BW&BK reports: NORAH JONES threatened to cover JUDAS PRIEST on Sunday night -- inspired, she said, by a VH1 special on heavy metal that she and her band mates had watched on the bus ride to Sound Advice Amphitheatre west of West Palm Beach. 

Jones, 25, grinned as she addressed an outdoor crowd of 8,300 people. But the evil streak ended there. The band "didn't agree" that playing a metal tune would be fun, she said. So the audience instead got a whispery cover of The Long Way Home, a loner's ballad by Tom Waits that appears on Jones' latest album, Feels Like Home.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Maiden Beast Single
BW&BK reports: IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com report that in celebration of the band's phenomenal 25 year history and in keeping with the recent International chart success of their Double DVD The Early Years, EMI are proud to announce the release of ‘The Number Of The Beast' as a single on January 3rd, 2005. 

The title track of the band's third (and first No 1!!) album, this single was a Top 20 hit when originally released in 1982, and is rightly regarded as an all time Maiden classic. 

The single will be released in three very special limited edition formats, featuring never before available live recordings from the Clive Burr Charity shows at Brixton Academy in March 2002. [see full story for more, including Maiden tour info and tracklistings]- Click Here for the Full Story 

AC/DC Lane Sign Modified By Fan
BW&BK reports: It was a victory for rock fans when the Melbourne City Council voted to honour AC/DC by naming a city laneway after them in September. But the street sign erected didn't look quite right. Legislation had prohibited the band's iconic lightning bolt or a slash from separating the AC from the DC. 

So one fan decided to take the matter the into his own hands. Knifeyard, a local artist, made a massive lightning bolt out of the same metal used in street signs and bolted it above and below the ACDC street sign with a hammer drill. 

"I didn't think the sign looked right - they didn't even leave a space between the AC and the DC," says Knifeyard. "So I thought about how I could add to it without defacing it. "I was thinking of going to the council to seek approval, but that idea lasted three seconds because I had heard how long it took to get the name change. [see full story for more, including a link to a photo]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Benefit For Iced Earth Guitarist
Blabbermouth reports: Former ICED EARTH/DEATH and current SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Ralph Santolla has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: 

"I recently found out that I have a degenerative condition in the bones of my jaw area. This was apparently caused by smoking cigarettes, among other things. According to my doctor, I've been sick for years. It started because I noticed that my face and neck were always puffy, and I always seemed to have a mild fever.I'm going to have to have bone grafts and reconstructive surgery, and my medical bills are going to be between 30 and 50 thousand dollars. That's a lot of cash to most people, including me. To help offset my expenses, some friends in Tampa are putting on a benefit concert in January. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Motley Gig
Blabbermouth reports: Billboard.com is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE are among the artists confirmed to appear at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event will be broadcast live on Fox. Other acts scheduled to appear are Alicia Keys, DURAN DURAN, Ashlee Simpson, Fantasia, Nick Lachey and Chingy. Stevie Wonder will receive Billboard's Century Award, the magazine's highest honor for creative achievement.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
U.P.O. Guitarist Diagnosed With Brain Tumor
Blabbermouth reports: U.P.O. guitarist Chris Weber, a former bandmate of GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose from from his pre-GN'R group, HOLLYWOOD ROSE, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Weber is scheduled to go in for brain surgery on Wednesday, November 17, according to a posting on the group's web site.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dog Fashion Disco Lose One
The PRP reports: Dog Fashion Disco have parted ways with bassist Brian White, the official word is as follows: 

"Due to "insert your standard excuse as to why someone leaves a band" reason Brian ?Weeeennnnndyyyy? White has left Dog Fashion Disco. We love him and wish him the best of luck in EVERYTHING he does and we are sad to see him go. He has been replaced by Dave Cullen who has played in many Baltimore area bands most notably Fur. Dave will be filling in on a temporarily (at this time) on all the remaining scheduled shows." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Reel Big Smack?
Punkbands.com reports: Take a look at Aaron, of Reel Big Fish, tour journal where he gives an explanation of his "strange" behaviour at last night show: "Oh man, i don't know how all those famous figures of rock and roll history made it through whole shows on heroin. that's f***ing crazy! well that's it for me! i made it through the Pittsburgh show but that Mr. brownstone is an unpredictable son-of-a-bitch and our show last night ended up in what i've been told was complete disaster. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Double Frank Black
Pitchfork reports: As we approach the final month of the Pixies wild reunion year, the band's prolific frontman Frank Black has begun releasing small breadcrumbs of information about his forthcoming solo album. As we reported last Monday, the record has ballooned into two discs and has assumed the working title of Honeycomb. But according to a Billboard report, we were mistaken in believing that the Honeycomb tag will necessarily encompass both discs. Black is apparently planning on releasing two albums, the second of which is currently untitled. Whether they would be released simultaneously, a la Bright Eyes and Lambchop and Nelly and lots of other people, is unclear. 

Aside from the intriguing list of players we reported last week, Black has added The Band's Levon Helm, Spooner Oldham, southern soul songwriter/producer Dan Penn, singer/songwriter Duane Jarvis, and former Booker T. & The MG's guitarist Steve Cropper. It may help you, the reader, understand the presence of so many of these fine musicians on Black's record if we tell you that the sessions took place in Nashville. Not content to rest on the laurels of this year's neverending Pixies tour, Black is also planning a solo tour following the records' release. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jhonn Balance RIP
Pitchfork reports: Jhonn Balance, a founding member of the experimental industrial group Coil, died Saturday after a domestic accident. A statement on a Coil website stated: "We are greatly saddened to have to you that at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday Nov 13th, Jhonn Balance was killed in an accident at home. Under the influence of alcohol he fell from the first floor landing, hitting his head on the floor some 15 [feet] below." 

Bandmate Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, who was in the house at the time, apparently heard the crash and discovered Balance unconscious, but still breathing. After being rushed to a local hospital, Balance's condition deteriorated, and he died soon after. The site reports that no foul play is suspected. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Clear Channel Web
Variety reports: Clear Channel Radio is making a significant investment in its online operations in a bid to compete more aggressively in the thriving Internet music space. 

Radio giant lured AOL Music topper Evan Harrison to head the new initiative, which will bring Clear Channel into competition with hire's old employer and other big players such as Yahoo! Launch. 

Company's looking to greatly expand its stations' Web sites to include musicvideos, online-only stations and other exclusive content. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Diamond Dave 911
AP reports: [A follow up to a story reported here a few months back] Instead of screaming "Jump," David Lee Roth will be yelling "clear!" The former Van Halen frontman is taking up a new trade — paramedic. 

Roth, 50, has been riding for several weeks with a New York ambulance crew in training to become a paramedic, The New York Post reported Tuesday. 

The singer, who spent a decade with Van Halen before embarking on a solo career, except a collaboration with the band for two new songs on a greatest hits album, has been riding along with crews in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn several nights a week. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Uni Go P2P?
AP reports: Universal Music Group has licensed songs from its stable of artists including U2 and Eminem to a company that has developed technology designed to prevent the unauthorized distribution of audio tracks over online file-sharing networks, a source familiar with the venture said. 

The record company signed the deal with San Francisco-based Snocap Inc. with an eye toward eventually having its music sold over one or more file-sharing networks, the source told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Attila Returns To Mayhem
Season of Mist reports: It is hereby official : 

Maniac is out of legendary black metal band MAYHEM and back in comes Attila Csihar. He will - with immediate effect - take over Maniac's role as front figure. Although many rumours flourished over the past months, nothing was decided until now. The reason for this change in line-up lies in more private matters, but has also to do with Maniac's inability to tour. 

"Maniac was, and will always be a part of our legacy, and it has been an honour to work with him for the last 10 years. Respect!" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Microsoft Garage Bands
Abrasive Rock reports: Starting today, musicfans in the United States will be able to go to one place to buy music from mainstream artists as well as discover new artists through free legal downloads from independent musicians. MSN(R) Music, located at http://www.music.msn.com , has teamed up with GarageBand.com, the largest community of independent musicians on the Web, to offer free music downloads, radio and other content from emerging artists. 

The alliance with GarageBand.com will help music fans easily discover their next favorite band without spending hours scouring multiple Web sites or local CD stores.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ashlee, EM, Jacko Weasels
NME reports: Ashlee Simpson's Saturday Night Live lip-synch has sealed her nomination for the third annual Weasel Awards. Simpson is in the running for "Weaseliest Celebrity," but she faces some tough competition from Janet Jackson, Paris Hilton, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Eminem and Donald Trump. 

Three years ago, "Dilbert" comic strip author Scott Adams created the Weasel Awards to draw attention to celebrities, public figures and organizations who try to get away with something questionable during the year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Interpol Tour 05
DiS reports: Though they've yet to complete their current tour of the UK, Interpol already have a foothold in launching another European tour in 2005. The band are set to play the cavernous Brixton Academy on April 9th. Tickets are due to go on sale this weekend [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
ODB Autopsy: Inconclusive
DiS reports: An initial autopsy on Ol' Dirty Bastard, who died on Saturday, has proved 'inconclusive'. 

What that means, basically, is that the cause of his death won't be know until toxicology reports are filed and tissue-sample test results are available. Early signs suggest that the rapper suffered a heart attack, a story backed up by his wife, Icelene Jones, who told reporters that he had been complaining about chest pains. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Eagles DVD
ArrowFM reports: The Eagles started on a new DVD - a follow-up to "Hell Freezes Over". Two new songs were recorded in Melbourne, Australia ("No More Cloudy Days" and "One Day at a Time") and will be on the new disc, which is expected sometime in September 2005. That's also when the band is due to start their Farwell II tour.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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TV on the Radio Shortlist Win
liveDaily reports: New York indie act TV on the Radio won the 4th Annual Shortlist Music Prize during a Monday night (11/15) event at the Avalon in Los Angeles, topping a list of finalists that included Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Wilco, Loretta Lynn, Air, The Streets and Ghostface Killah.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Styx Cover Beatles
liveDaily reports: Styx plans to release its version of The Beatles' classic "I Am the Walrus" on Dec. 7 exclusively through Apples iTunes Music Store. The group recorded the song on Sept. 11 in Lincoln City, OR. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Green Day American Idiot Concert
liveDaily reports: During their upcoming tour stop in Las Vegas, rockers Green Day plan to perform their latest album, "American Idiot," in its entirety. 

The show is set for Dec. 7 at The Joint, located in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stereo 360 Do the MTV2 Dew
press release reports: MTV2 & Mountain Dew set the stage to give one unknown band their ultimate break with "MTV2's Dew Circuit Breakout". One of the bands which is set to face-off against 11 other hopefuls from across the Nation is Los Angeles' fast on the rise rock outfit Stereo 360. 

Stereo 360 received the news from MTV2 while on the road in St. Paul, MN, finishing up the last leg of their current Nationwide US Tour. The bands reaction to being on MTV for the first time, "We're surprised that MTV chose us. We're on a mission to make records and to continue touring whether or not we get mainstream radio airplay or television coverage", states Stereo 360's enigmatic frontman Shad Hills. "We don't view this as a competition, but more of an opportunity to expose our music to fans that we believe really deserve our honest brand of guitar-driven American Rock." 

Stereo 360's segment featuring an in-depth profile, interview and performance will air on MTV2 Wednesday, November 24th at 9pm ET/6pm PT [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ray Charles DVD
press release reports: RAY CHARLES' DVD "O-GENIO: RAY CHARLES LIVE IN BRAZIL, 1963", will be in stores November 16th. 

"O-Genio" features two extremely rare Ray Charles' performances from September 22, 1963 in São Paulo, Brazil. Recorded one day before his 33rd birthday, the concert and studio material showcased on this disc is a remarkable find. The DVD features two concerts with Ray staples such as "What I'd Say", "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny", "Hit the Road Jack", & "You Are My Sunshine". 

Beyond its historical significance, the DVD provides fans with an exceptional chance to experience the genius of Charles (Ô-GENIO means "The Genius" in Portuguese) both in concert and behind-the-scenes. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Chevelle Top Chart
press release reports: Just six weeks after its release, hot new Chevelle album THIS TYPE OF THINKING (COULD DO US IN) has been certified gold by the RIAA for sales exceeding 500,000 copies. The album's success is being fueled by smash hit single "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)," which shot all the way to #1 on the Billboard rock chart. The track's provocative video is currently in rotation on MTV and Fuse. 

THIS TYPE OF THINKING (COULD DO US IN), which debuted on Billboard's Top 200 Chart at No. 8 and on the Top Hard Music Albums Chart at No. 1, is the follow-up to Chevelle's platinum-plus-selling 2002 release, WONDER WHAT'S NEXT, which featured three chart-topping singles ("The Red," "Send The Pain Below" and "Closure"). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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