Day In Rock 11/19: Ozzy Cancels TV- Metallica Killer Spared- Crow Stalker Trial- Stabbing Charges Dropped Against Bouncer- Biohazard- NIN Bonus- Franz Drop Harry Potter- Band Aid Vs Westlife- Slash Figurine- Jake E Lee- Madonna- Wilco- Offspring- Tenacious D Movie- Cyst Derails Death Cab- MTV Awards- Another Jacko Suit- Atreyu/Unearth Tour- Patti Smith Tour- Dylan Museum- John Mayer TV- more
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Ozzy Cancels TV
BW&BK reports: "When you watch a 25-minute episode, I've been filming all day," Ozzy said, when asked if he and his family were thinking of doing another series of The Osbournes. "At the end of it I didn't like having cameras around the house all the time," he told reporters at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Rome. 

His wife and co-star agreed. 

"Now everybody's doing (reality shows)," Sharon Osbourne said. "He's done it, he's been there, he's got to do something else." - Click Here for the Full Story 

Slash Figurine
BW&BK reports: KnuckleBonz, Inc. announced today their plans to create a SLASH sculpture for the Guitar Hero™ Limited Edition collectible figure series. 

The Guitar Hero series is focused on capturing the image of legendary musical icons of both past and present in detailed limited edition sculptures. The Slash figure will be created using a skilled team of artists to sculpt his likeness and be cast in a poly-resin. The production will be hand-painted in fine detail. All figures in the Guitar Hero series are limited editions. Slash's figure will be very exclusive with only 3000 pieces being created. Each sculpture will be hand numbered and include a wooden display base. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jake E Lee Returns
BW&BK reports: The following update has been posted at the official website of former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS guitarist JAKE E. LEE: 

"Jake is working on a new compilation for Shrapnel Records. It will include several influential cover songs from the '70s classic rock era. He's doing songs from CACTUS, FREE, SAVOY BROWN, JOHNNY WINTER, TRAPEZE, etc. More info to come..." - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on ZAKK WYLDE Joins The Guitar Hero Sculpture Series, SIX FEET UNDER - 'Dead And Buried' Video To Premiere On Headbanger's Ball, THE RED CHORD Finally Find A Drummer, GOATWHORE Cancel Remaining Tour Dates, More Acts Confirmed For Wacken Open Air and more click here to check it out

Metallica Killer Spared
Blabbermouth reports: For a second time this year, 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 avoided the Texas death chamber when the U.S. Supreme Court stopped his scheduled execution the same day he was supposed to receive a lethal injection. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Stabbing Charges Dropped Against Bouncer
Blabbermouth reports: A grand jury chose Tuesday (Nov. 16) not to indict a security guard arrested and charged with stabbing two people last week in a fight during a CRADLE OF FILTH concert at Bogart's in Cincinnati, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. 

Police said no other witnesses saw a knife in Donald Germany's hand, nor did anyone see him stab anybody. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Biohazard Lost Album in Fire
Blabbermouth reports: BIOHAZARD guitarist Billy Graziadei has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the band recently "had a huge disaster" during the recording sessions for the new CD and "lost the whole f***ing album. We had to go back in and re-record the whole record. After the smoke cleared, it turned into the best thing that could have happened to us. The album stepped up beyond belief!! Psyched for that…"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
NIN Bonus
Blabbermouth reports: In 1994, a dark, brutal album turned music upside down and became a modern masterpiece. Now, in its 10th anniversary year, NINE INCH NAILS' "The Downward Spiral", a landmark album in modern rock, in industrial music and in pop culture returns in a "Deluxe Edition" (Interscope/UMe), released November 23, 2004. 

"The Downward Spiral - Deluxe Edition" is offered in two versions, each digitally remastered. Both packages also include a 28-page booklet filled with photos and graphics. The SACD Hybrid version (playable on all CD, DVD and SACD players) features Disc One with the original album in CD Audio, SACD Stereo and SACD 5.1 Surround Sound, and Disc Two in CD Audio and SACD Stereo with 10 b-sides, remixes and rarities and a trio of previously unreleased demos. [see full story for full details on the bonus material and more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Megadeth Europe
Blabbermouth reports: MEGADETH have announced the dates for the European leg of the "Blackmail the Universe" tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: 

Feb. 01 - Dublin, IRE @ Ambassador
Feb. 02 - Belfast, IRE @ Ulster Hall
Feb. 03 - Glasgow, SCO @ Academy
Feb. 04 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on GODSMACK Bassist Skates With TEXAS TORNADO, SIX FEET UNDER: 'Dead And Buried' Video Posted Online, MARDUK, ENSIFERUM, ILLDISPOSED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival, STRYPER Cancel Mexican Festival Appearance, CRADLE OF FILTH Concert Stabbing Update: Charges Against Security Guard Dropped and more click here to check it out

Franz Drop Harry Potter
Ananova reports: Franz Ferdinand have pulled out of an appearance in the next Harry Potter movie. 

Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy, Paul Thomson and Nick McCarthy were approached to cameo in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire as a band of witches called the Wyrd Sisters. 

The band have rejected the offer reports the Mirror. Sources say tension in the band - which recently saw Alex and Nick come to blows after a French gig is to blame. [see full story for more and to see the "creep" that will take their place]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Band Aid Vs Westlife
Ananova reports: Westlife and Ronan Keating have slammed Bob Geldof for deciding they weren't cool enough to be on Band Aid 20. 

Westlife's Nicky Byrne told the Daily Star he was disappointed not to have been involved and could have helped the charity single sell more copies. 

He said: "We couldn't compete with U2 or Coldplay but it would have been fanatastic to have been part of it. We'd have given anything to be on that record." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Yes, but they did include Busted. One boyband was enough. 

Madonna Kabbalah No Fad
Ananova reports: Madonna has blasted accusations her interest in Kabbalah is a fad, but attacks some celebrities for following the faith because it is fashionable. 

The star insists she has been studying the mystical offshoot of Judaism seriously for eight years, but accepts stars including Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan may be interested in the religion to attract attention to themselves. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

But does Kabbalah come with a fake accent?

Wilco Net Gold
Wired reports: Giving away an album online isn't the way most artists end up with gold records. But it worked out that way for Wilco. 

After being dropped from Reprise Records in 2001 over creative conflicts surrounding Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the Chicago-based band committed what some thought would be suicide -- they streamed it online for free. 

The album's subsequent release on Nonesuch debuted higher on the charts than any of their prior releases. [see full story for and interesting interview with Jeff Tweedy about music and net]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Offspring 9 Day World Tour
MTV reports: What do Amelia Earhart and Dexter Holland have in common? An insatiable urge to fly around the world. The Offspring frontman — who's an actual pilot — has begun his quest to fly around the globe in nine days. On Wednesday, Holland took off from Los Angeles and crossed North America, landing in Goose Bay, Newfoundland. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Tenacious D Movie
MTV reports: The self-proclaimed Greatest Band on Earth is preparing to create its "Purple Rain." The first Tenacious D film venture, "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny," will begin shooting in March. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Cyst Derils Death Cab
Pitchfork reports: We here at Pitchfork realize that not only are constant updates on Death Cab for Cutie getting old, so are our half-hearted attempts at justifying them. But when a higher power hands you a story, you kind of have to take it. That's right: God himself, in his role as the primary cause of inexplicable human misery, has put a crimp in Death Cab's tour plans. 

The European leg of the band's ongoing (and seemingly endless) tour had to be cancelled recently because of an intensely painful cyst on Ben Gibbard's leg. Though the cyst is luckily benign, Gibbard needed surgery as soon as the North American portion of the tour ended in Vancouver on November 12th. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Pitchfork also has news on Modest Mouse, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, The Shins to play KROQ Christmas festival, Mercury Rev to release new LP in early '05, Boom Bip readies second full-length and more click here to check it out

Crow Stalker Trial
E! reports: Everyday may be a winding road for Sheryl Crow, but that didn't make it any easier to shake her "spiritual twin." 

Ambrose Kappos, a former Navy SEAL with, what prosecutors call a "dangerous obsession" with the rocker, was put on trial in Manhattan Thursday on charges that he shadowed Crow and her family for years. 

Kappos, 38, was arrested in October 2003 after trying to hop into Crow's limo outside a New York club, ending a yearlong sting of chasing the singer. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Song BMG Layoffs
Variety reports: Sony BMG Music Entertainment will lay off 150-175 employees as it consolidates U.S. sales offices and shutters two. 

Branch offices are being closed in Washington, D.C., and Boston. In cities where Sony and BMG had separate sales and distribution offices -- New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis and Los Angeles -- operations are being consolidated. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Outkast Top MTV Award
AP reports: OutKast topped the winners list Thursday at the MTV Europe Music Awards picking up three prizes, including best group. 

"I hope you don't get tired of us. We only do what we do," said OutKast's Andre 3000 while thanking the crowd of around 6,000 at Rome's Tor di Valle hippodrome. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Another Jacko Suit
AP reports: An antiques and furniture store has sued pop star Michael Jackson for allegedly failing to pay a nearly $180,000 bill. 

Kamad Enterprise, which owns Mayfair Gallery, claimed Jackson owes $178,875 of the $378,875 in merchandise he allegedly purchased in May, according to a complaint filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Lennon Top Icon
Reuters reports: John Lennon has defeated Elvis Presley to be voted the greatest rock 'n' roll icon of all time in a poll conducted by Q music magazine. 

Paul McCartney, Lennon's fellow Beatle songwriter, managed just 12th place in the poll. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Cure Revival
Reuters reports: Goth rockers The Cure are enjoying an unexpected revival, but frontman Robert Smith isn't letting it go to his head. 

"It's very flattering," Smith told Reuters Television late on Thursday after performing at the MTV Europe Music Awards, his first MTV event in 15 years. "But I'm not stupid enough to think it's an Indian summer. 

"We realize that this upsurge in media attention is almost entirely due to very good young bands picking up on The Cure," added Smith, who wore his trademark red lipstick and heavy eyeliner under an unruly mop of hair. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Atreyu/Unearth Tour?
IAYM reports: Atreyu are said to be plotting a headlining tour with Unearth in tow to take place in February/March of 2005, further details are yet to be announced. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Single Bullet Theory join Amorphis Tour, American Head Charge UK Dates, Dark Tranquillity Update, (hed)P.E./Drowning Pool Tour, Nonpoint/Candiria/Dry Kill Logic Tour and more click here to check it out

Hatesphere CD
Metal-Rules reports: HATESPHERE have confirmed they will release their new EP, The Killing, on January 31st in Europe via SPV Records. 

Recorded at Jailhouse Studios in Scandinavia with producer Tommy Hansen (PRETTY MAIDS, HELLOWEEN), the release will include the following tracklisting: ‘The Will Of God', ‘You're The Enemy', ‘Murderous Intent' and ‘Trip At The Brain' (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES cover). [see full story for a tour tidbit]- Click Here for the Full Story 

KROQ Xmas Night 2
NMC reports: Los Angeles radio station KROQ has announced the lineup for Night 2 of its Almost Acoustic Christmas, and it's sure to please even the scrooges out there. 

Night 2's all-star lineup includes Green Day, Hoobastank, Incubus, Good Charlotte, Velvet Revolver, Chevelle, Sum 41, My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, Social Distortion and The Used. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

If anyone from KROQ reads this... tickets?

Patti Smith Tour
Aversion reports: Punk's poet laureate, Patti Smith, will return to the road next month. 

Smith announced a short, sporadic string of shows in Eastern towns to start Dec. 8, culminating in a New Year's Eve gig in her native New York. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Manic Hispanic Xmas
Aversion reports: What goes together better than Christmas carols and East L.A. Hispanic punk? 

Manic Hispanic took a break from its recording session to hand over its holiday tune "Santa Got Run Over By My Chevy," to BYO Records. The label's put the song online for free download. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on U.S. Orders Norse Hip-Hop Site Closed, Turbonegro in Studio, Horror Pops Announce New Guitarist, Vandals Settle Variety Suit, Morrissey Dresses Like Priest and more click here to check it out

Dylan Museum
ArrowFM reports: The city with a big tower now has more than coffee to talk about. The Experience Music Project, Seattle's Music museum, is opening an exhibit called Bob Dylan's American Journey, 1956-1966. There will be a bunch of guitars, hand written and typed lyrics, rare concert posters and rare interviews with Bob. The exhibit opens Saturday.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: ArrowFM also has news on Bono Goes to a Library, Something else to do in Seattle, Rolling Stone Gets the Debate Going, Another Stocking Stuffer, You Say it - Bon Jovi Plays it and more click here to check it out

Scissor Sisters DVD
Ananova reports: The Scissor Sisters' have revealed they will release a DVD. 

Film of the Scissor Sisters' concert at the Brighton Dome in August along with previously unseen early footage of the band performing at a club in their native New York will be included on the DVD due to be released on November 29. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Britney and Kevin's clothing line, Chemical Brothers announce UK tour, Eminem plans secret show, Beastie Boys announce single details, Xzibit shocked to be hosting MTV EMAs and more click here to check it out

John Mayer TV
liveDaily reports: Singer/songwriter John Mayer stars in the new VH1 special "John Mayer Has a TV Show," which premieres on Dec. 9. 

The half-hour program, shot during Mayer's summer tour, is described in a press release as "one part documentary, one part travelogue and one part sketch comedy." - Click Here for the Full Story 

Springsteen Flood Benefit
liveDaily reports: Bruce Springsteen will play a Dec. 2 concert at Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall to raise money for victims of a recent flood, Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato announced on Thursday (11/18). 

The show, dubbed Flood Aid, is expected to raise between $200,000 and $250,000 for the relief effort, and will also feature local bands including Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers. Proceeds will go to a Salvation Army fund dedicated to local flood relief. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Bright Eyes preps two new albums, supporting tour, Live Review: Avril Lavigne in Glendale, AZ, Queensryche adds more cities to 'Mindcrime' outing, Cake puts the icing on its touring year, Live Review: Korn in Universal City, CA and more click here to check it out

Shinedown Connect
Day in Rock reports: Shinedown recently performed an exclusive acoustic 'Connect Set' for Sony Connect, the digital download service. The set included 'Fly From the Inside', '45', and 'Simple Man' and Connect is the only place you can get these tracks at. Click the full story to check it out. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Fuse Holiday Guide
press release reports: Fuse's Amplified Guide to the Holidays features a preview of the hottest music, movies, DVD's, and video games coming out this season! Join Fuse VJ's Steven and Marianela as they bring you a preview of everything that's happening over the holidays, this Saturday, November 20 at 2pm ET on Fuse. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Goatwhore On Hold?
metal blade newsletter reports: Goatwhore will no longer be on the road for the rest of this year. We would like to apologize to all of the people that have come out to shows so far to see us and we haven't been there. 

Internal problems have raised their ugly heads so the bans is in a state of limbo at the moment. More information will be posted in the next week. Thanks to all that came out up to the Denver, Colorado show. That was the last show for us before we headed home. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Karl Returns to Bolt Thrower 
metal blade newsletter reports: Bolt Thrower have found a replacement for the recently departed Dave Ingram. 

The band are very happy to announce that original vocalist Karl Willetts has rejoined them as a full-time member. 

Karl said, "It's fantastic to be a part of the mighty Bolt Thrower again. It feels great to be back with the guys, I can't wait to get my teeth into the new songs and get back on the road again. I've got some unfinished business to attend to...!" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Phantom Planet DVD
press release reports: Epic Records has announced a December 14th release date for Phantom Planet's CHICAGO, CHICAGOGOING, CHICAGOGONE, a three-hour DVD packed with electrifying live footage, rare photos, videos and so much more. 

The DVD chronicles two memorable nights at Schubas Tavern in Chicago, IL (September 19th and 20th of this year,) spotlighting classic Phantom Planet songs from both the Phantom Planet and The Guest albums, each performed with the kind of energy and passion that has earned the band a rabid worldwide following.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Killswitch Engage Chaos Tour
press release reports: The titans of Hard Rock, Killswitch Engage, are confirmed for the Taste of Chaos tour that will also feature The Used and My Chemical Romance. From early February through the middle of April, The Taste of Chaos Tour, will take Killswitch Engage around North America playing venues ranging in size from 3000 to 10000 seat capacity. "Killswitch Engage are one of the few bands out there who can successfully cross both the OZZFEST and WARPED Tour demographics," says Roadrunner Records Sr. Director of Touring & Artist Development Harlan Frey. "KSE have already cemented themselves as one of the premier hard rock/metal acts in music today, and Taste of Chaos will provide them the perfect platform needed to do the same in the Alternative/Punk genre." Reached for comment while on the Jagermeister Music Tour with Slayer and Mastodon, Killswitch vocalist Howard Jones says; "We are stoked to be a part of the first annual Taste of Chaos Tour. This is a chance for us to play to a bit of a different crowd and hopefully make some new fans along the way."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Incubus Court Debut
press release reports: As 2004 comes to an end so does Incubus' "A Crow Left of the Murder" World Tour. After 126 dates in 33 different countries the platinum-plus rock band will wrap up in Loveland, CO on November 19th. 

However, lead singer Brandon Boyd has one more solo gig to perform. His encore takes place at the Queens Court House in New York on November 22 when he appears on a weapons charge for accidentally carrying a pocketknife through an airport security check. Brandon's judicial debut will be a hard ticket to come by for most. 

Fortunately, fans will be able to satiate their Incubus appetites the next day (November 23) upon release of the "Alive at Red Rocks" DVD. The package will include the band's electrifying performance at legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver along with studio recordings of "Pantomime" and "Follow" plus other rare bonus material. "Follow" also appears in the blockbuster XBOX game "Halo 2" which was just released on November 9th. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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