Day In Rock 11/22: One Reason Member Shot- RIAA Target Students- Slipknot Folk?- Vines Brain Disorder- Vandals to Rock Iraq- Young Buck Surrenders- Axl Made Slash Suicidal - Darkness- Cure- Kreator Tour- NIN Twiggy?- Metal Assault In Iraq- Lemmy- J.Lo Got Too Much Back- Snapcase- U2- White Stripes- Nirvana- Terry Melcher RIP- Cannibal Corpse- Shadows Fall- MxPx Nix Tour- more
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One Reason Member Shot
Aversion reports: Greg Harvester of One Reason was shot in the face in a mugging near his home in Cleveland. 

Harvester was on his bike when a group of men stopped him and demanded his money and bike. He handed over his wallet, but claimed he needed the bike for his job. The assailants then damaged his bike and shot him in the face. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Vandals to Rock Iraq
Aversion reports: They might not have the patriotic streak of Tim McGraw, but the Vandals will show their support for combat troops by playing a show for U.S. armed forces stationed in Iraq. 

The band follows on the heels of Henry Rollins who brought his punk streak to troops earlier this year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Snapcase Announces Impending Split, George Harrison Guitar on Auction, White Stripes DVD Gets Theatrical Release, Vines Singer Diagnosed with Brain Disorder, Walkmen Get Christmasy On Single, Death By Stereo Gets New Bassist and more click here to check it out

Young Buck Surrenders
antiMusic reports: Rapper Young Buck, real name is David Darnell Brown, surrendered to police on Friday for allegedly stabbing a man that had punched hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre at the Vibe Awards on Monday at the Santa Monica Airport. 

Brown faces charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. The rapper was processed and then released on $500,000 bail. He has been ordered to appear at a Dec. 20 arraignment, according to Santa Monica police. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Vines Brain Disorder
antiMusic reports: The Vines frontman Craig Nicholls revealed in court on Friday that he suffers from Asperger's Syndrome, a mild form of autism. Nicholls made the revelation at a hearing for assault and malicious damage charges stemming from an incident at the Triple M radio show at the Annandale Hotel where he allegedly damaged a photographers camera and caused a scene on stage. The court dismissed the charges against Nicholls. 

Nicholls was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome after one of the band's crew members told management of the disorder. Mental health professions have tried for years to diagnose Nicholls. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

RIAA Target Students
AP reports: The recording industry has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against 761 computer users, the latest round of litigation in the record companies' effort to stamp out unauthorized trading of music online. 

The latest batch of lawsuits on Thursday also targeted 25 computer users suspected of swapping songs over university networks [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Axl Made Slash Suicidal 
Rockdirt reports: Ireland On-Line reports that former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash considered suicide after watching Axl Rose record his vocals at the band's final recording session. "I was suicidal. If I'd had a gun with me at that time, I probably would have done myself in," the current Velvet Revolver guitarist admitted. "If I'd had a half-ounce of fu**ing heroin with me, I probably just would've gone.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Darkness Summer
Rockdirt reports: The Darkness have been working on the follow-up to their debut album and admit in an interview with The Glasgow Daily Record it hasn't been easy. "We've been at it solidly for the last couple of weeks and it has had its ups and downs," guitarist Dan Hawkins explained. "Because we've been touring for so long, we're getting used to being creative again. We've written enough stuff for an album, but we just want to make sure it's 10 times better than the last one. Hopefully, the new album will be out early next summer."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Cure Blast Ticket Gouging
Rockdirt reports: The Cure frontman Robert Smith leveled an attack on the superstars who charge fans exorbitant fees to see them, claiming in an interview with The Glasgow Daily Record that they are destroying live music. "Curiosa was the best live touring experience of my life so far," Smith said of the group's recently completed festival tour. "It exceeded all my expectations. It was particularly satisfying that we managed to do Curiosa without sponsorship and keep ticket prices low and still make a little money. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Rockdirt also has news on Marilyn Manson Performs In New York City, Korn Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', The Museum Of Modern Art Re-Opens In Midtown Manhattan, Coheed & Cambria's 'Blood Red Summer' Video, Snow Patrol Perform On 'The Frank Skinner Show'and more click here to check it out

Slipknot Folk?
BW&BK reports: In a recent interview with Germany's Stalker Magazine (www.stalker.cd), SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor revealed that, when the mask comes off, he isn't the super-aggressive venom spitting maniac people take him for. Read on... 

"If the time comes and Slipknot and Stone Sour aren't a part of my life anymore, I'm just going to do acoustic songs and acoustic albums because that's what I write when I'm sitting at home. I don't write a lot of metal songs. I can write them but I'm not as good as the other guys. If I write something I want it to be completely different. A lot of the stuff I write is really like a cross between Bob Dylan and...slow stuff. I like slow stuff." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Kreator Tour
BW&BK reports: More dates have been confirmed for the upcoming KREATOR/VADER/DEATH ANGEL/IF HOPE DIES North American tour set to begin in April. Confirmed dates include: 

3 in New York, NY at B.B. King's Blues Club 
6 in Philadelphia, PA at The Trocadero / Balcony Bar 
7 in Baltimore, MD at Thunderdome 
8 in Poughkeepsie, NY at The Chance 
9 in Montreal, QC at Le Medley 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on GLENN HUGHES Working On "Most Fulfilling Album In Career", Former FATES WARNING Drummer Completes Work With INTERFACE, HANKER Begin New Bassist Search, KALEDON - New Album Being Mixed, WITHIN TEMPTATION Confirm Online Chat and more click here to check it out

NIN Twiggy?
Blabbermouth reports: Former MARILYN MANSON/current A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez) is strongly rumored to have joined NINE INCH NAILS' touring lineup. Two recent photos of White in the recording studio with NINE INCH NAILS during the making of their new album have popped up on NIN's official web site, with one of them appearing to depict Jeordie laying down bass tracks for the CD, which is believed have a working title of "With Teeth". [see full story for more, including links to photos]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Metal Assault In Iraq
Blabbermouth reports: Lane DeGregory of The St. Petersburg Times reports: As tanks geared up to trample Fallujah and American troops started circling the city, special operations officers rifled through their CD cases, searching for a sound track to spur the assault. 

What would irk Iraqi insurgents more: Barking dogs or bluegrass? Screaming babies or shrieking feedback? 

Heavy metal. The Army's latest weapon. 

"It's not the music so much as the sound," said Ben Abel, spokesman for the Army's psychological operations command at Fort Bragg, N.C. "It's like throwing a smoke bomb. The aim is to disorient and confuse the enemy to gain a tactical advantage." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Radio Stations Recovers Stolen Guitar
Blabbermouth reports: During POISON frontman Bret Michaels' performance on Friday, November 12, 2004 at McCool's Bar near Valparaiso, Indiana, one of Bret's favorite guitars was stolen right from the stage. The following week, "The Morning Loop Guys" show on Chicago radio station The Loop 97.9 FM announced the incident and passed along Bret's personal plea to have it returned. 

On Thursday evening, November 18, 2004, The Loop was scheduled to host a promotional event at Hog Head McDunna's in Chicago's Lincoln Park area. Before the event began, an anonymous person delivered a guitar matching the description of Bret Michaels' missing guitar to the bar manager. The anonymous delivery was accompanied by a note addressed to The Loop stating, "Return to owner by 11/21." The guitar was brought back to The Loop's studios for the night.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Lemmy Solo CD Packed With Guests
Blabbermouth reports: In a recent interview with Metal Maniacs magazine, MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister offered the following update on his upcoming solo album: "I got seven tracks done already. I've got two with SKEW SISKIN [reportedly titled 'Stand Upon The Mountain' and 'Don't Matter To Me' — Ed.], which are f***ing great! And I've got two with the REVEREND HORTON HEAT, some good psycho-metal-billy! I've got a track from Dave Grohl [PROBOT, FOO FIGHTERS, ex-NIRVANA] that I'm still sorting out and two tracks from THE DAMNED [including a cover of THE DAMNED's 'Neat Neat Neat']. That's with Dave and The Captain! Some good stuff. It should be out sometime next year if the lawyers can all get their heads together."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Camp Freddy CD To Feature Cantrell and Duffy
Blabbermouth reports: Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and ex-THE CULT axeman Billy Duffy have recorded guest appearances on the debut album from CAMP FREDDY, tentatively due in early 2005 via Sanctuary Records. Other confirmed guests on the CD include drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and singer Macy Gray. At least some of the production duties on the album are being handled by Mike Clink (GUNS N' ROSES, METALLICA). 

CAMP FREDDY is the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-JANE'S ADDICTION drummer Stephen Perkins, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan). - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on RONNIE JAMES DIO Says His Current Band Is 'A Great Family', Former FATES WARNING Drummer Completes EP/Demo With New Band, IRON MAIDEN Drummer Performs With MAIDEN Tribute Act In Greece, BLACK SABBATH Drummer Offers Holiday Discount On Charity CD, New York-Based SLUNT To Open Remainder Of MARILYN MANSON Tour and more click here to check it out

Silly News: J.Lo Got Too Much Back
Ananova reports: [Might as well kick off the week with some humor]Filming for a TV advert was reportedly held up - because J-Lo's bum was too big for her skimpy outfit. 

The singer failed to squeeze into her sexy black leather costume for the new £11m Pepsi commercial, reports the Daily Star. 

Frantic staff had to stitch an extra piece of leather onto the outfit to cover the star's curvy bottom, according to the paper. 

A set insider said: "It was quite comical, really. There were all these people ready to get on with the work when we realised there was a problem. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Eminem to play HMS Belfast!, Madonna's concern for daughter, Cassie favourite to get the boot, Mimi is the real me, says Mariah, Kylie turns to jazz and more click here to check it out

Ozzy Awards Host
Herald Sun reports: BEFUDDLED rocker Ozzy Osbourne and manager wife Sharon will host MTV Australia's Video Music Awards in Sydney next March. 

The Osbournes' celebrity children, Jack and Kelly, and their nanny will come too. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Snapcase Swan Song
Lambgoat reports: Snapcase guitarist Frank Vicario recently posted a few messages on the group's website suggesting that the band will soon be calling it quits and are in the process of scheduling their final show, which will apparently take place in mid-January in Buffalo, NY. More specifically, here are some postings by Vicario: 

"Snapcase isn't broken up... yet. We're in the process of organizing last show(s) for early next year. So for all intents and purposes we're pretty much done... [later] Unfortunately it's looking more and more like it will be one last show in our hometown and that's it. Look for an announcement soon and for those who are still interested in seeing Snapcase play one last time, keep your schedules open in mid-January.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

U2 Open for Clinton
NMC reports: U2's Bono and The Edge helped celebrate the opening of the Clinton Presidential Center last Thursday, November 18, in Little Rock, Arkansas. The pair performed a three-song set before former President Bill Clinton took the stage to address the more than 30,000 people who turned out for the dedication ceremony.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
White Stripes DVD Theatrics
Pitchfork reports: ...And just in case you're feeling expansive with the approaching holidays, two days after [December 7th] the DVD comes out, movie theaters in 13 cities are showing Under Blackpool Lights on the big screen. 

[all shows at 7pm]
12-09 Washington, DC - Mazza Gallerie 7 (5300 Wisconsin Ave NW)
12-09 New York City, NY - Empire 25 (234 West 42nd St)
12-09 Philadelphia, PA - Marple 10 (400 South State Road)
12-09 Boston, MA - Fenway 13 (201 Brookline Ave)
12-09 Chicago, IL - River East 21 (233 East Illinois St)
[see full story for more, plus the tracklisting and info on the DVD]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Nirvana Record Breaker?
Reuters reports: With numerous releases flowing through stores in the next several weeks, many retailers are most excited about the Nirvana boxed set, "With the Lights Out," which comes out Nov. 23. 

The defunct grunge trio's Geffen Records collection "could be the biggest boxed set of all time," says Bryan Everitt, director of music purchasing for Amarillo, Texas-based Hastings Entertainment. "I don't think there is a more dedicated fan than the Nirvana fan." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Fox MP3 Store
Variety reports: Fox has become the first studio to enter the fast-growing digital music space, launching an online music store Thursday that sells downloads from its collection of songs and scores. 

Like Apple's iTunes and its many competitors, store on the FoxMusic.com site sells 99¢ downloads of individual tracks. 

In a bid to take advantage of another booming digital music segment, it offers ringtones based on Fox music that users can order and download directly to their cell phones. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

EMI Post Loss
AP reports: EMI Group PLC, one of the world's biggest music companies, reported a small loss for the first half of its fiscal year Friday but said it expected an improvement in the second half which will reflect the release of several new albums that are already selling well. 

EMI, whose artists include Coldplay, Norah Jones, Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams, said it was confident the global music industry would begin growing again after a sales slump from 2000 to 2003. 

Chairman Eric Nicoli said the global industry recorded a decline of 1.3 percent for the first half of fiscal 2004, an improvement on the 9.6 decline for the same period in 2003. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jacko Legal Circus Continues
AP reports: The prosecution in Michael Jackson's child molestation case has accused the defense of abusing the judicial process with sweeping demands for medical records of the alleged victim and his family, including gynecological records for his mother and information on his 3-month-old brother.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Terry Melcher RIP
AP reports: Terry Melcher, a record producer and songwriter who aided the careers of Ry Cooder, the Byrds and the Beach Boys, has died, his publicist announced Saturday. He was 62. 

Melcher, the son of actress Doris Day, died Friday night at his Beverly Hills home after a long battle with melanoma. 

Melcher co-wrote the hit song "Kokomo" for the Beach Boys. The song was used in the movie "Cocktail" and was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1988 for best original song. He also performed on the Beach Boys album "Pet Sounds." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Rare Elvis Auction
Reuters reports: Some of Elvis Presley's first RCA recordings from nearly 50 years ago, including never-before-heard takes of "All Shook Up" and "Jailhouse Rock," will be put up for bid on Sunday at an auction of show business memorabilia. 

The six unedited reel-to-reel tapes -- "pre-master" originals from the private collection of the studio engineer who recorded them, are valued at between $30,000 and $50,000, according to international auction house Bonhams & Butterfields. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Cannibal Corpse on the Mend
Metal-rules reports: Hey everyone, we just wanted to update you guys on the situation with George. He has an inflamed lung that has been making breathing very difficult and painful for him. He had to miss the Pittsburgh show because of this. We want to say thanks to Maurizio from Kataklysm for singing "Stripped, Raped and Strangled" with us, and also say thanks to the Pittsburgh fans who contributed some growling throughout the show. We thought we might have a similar situation at the next show in Philadelphia, but George was able to perform despite his illness. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Shadows Fall Pass 100K
Metal-Rules reports: SHADOWS FALL Pass The 100,000 SoundScan Mark Again 

SHADOWS FALL latest effort, The War Within, has just passed the 100,000 mark via U.S. Nielsen SoundScan sales, in just under an impressive eight weeks. This accomplishment is a further testament to the band's undying work ethic and current genre status, as it took their previous album, The Art of Balance, two years to reach this sales plateau. This benchmark achievement comes off the heels of the commercial radio success of their latest single "What Drives The Weak" and massive co-headlining U.S. tour alongside Damageplan and The Haunted, which wraps up on December 5th. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Metal-Rules also has news on Details& Covers of NIGHTWISH Vocalist Solo Single HAMMERFALL Announce "Icebreaker Festival" Date New SIX FEET UNDER Video Available Online SHADOWS FALL Cancel Nov. 23 Show In Pontiac, MI, MEGADETH - Edmonton and Vancouver In Store Signing and more click here to check it out

Macca Recording
ArrowFM reports: Yes Paul McCartney is in town - he's been putting in time at Ocean Way studio. This would be Paul's first studio album since 2001's "Driving Rain". No word on the release date. Paul recently had a hand, playing bass, for the new Band Aid Single. After two hours, Paul had enough - dramatically falling to the floor while yelping, "Enough! No More! Finish!" Fortunately for us, "behind the scenes" cameras were there and could be included in the video on the 20th anniversary of the Band Aid Event.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: ArrowFM also has news on Big Cheese, Top Dog etc., Say it isn't So..., Another Bruce Benefit, Aerosmith wants you....to produce, Bono Goes to a Library and more click here to check it out

Taste of Chaos 
liveDaily reports: Utah rockers The Used will be joined by My Chemical Romance, Killswitch Engage, A Static Lullaby, Senses Fail, Converge, Underoath, Saosin and others on the inauguaral Taste of Chaos tour, organized by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman. 

The outing, [see full story for a tentative itinerary], is expected to visit about 40 cities between mid February and early April. 

Organizers plan to follow the same low-cost ticket philosophy that has helped to keep the Warped Tour going strong for the last decade. - Click Here for the Full Story 

MxPx Nix Tour
Punkbands.com reports: MxPx have cancelled their European tour. The reason for the cancellation is unknown. The band will be working on their upcoming SideOneDummy release in the months to come. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Death By Stereo Mystery Bassist
Punkbands.com reports: Death by Stereo has announced that they've filled their bass player position and will be working on new material and playing a show at the Whiskey in Los Angeles in December. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
DMB, Pixies, More for American Way Auction
press release reports: SEATTLE, WA— Joni Mitchell, Madonna, Maroon 5, The Pixies, Dave Matthews, Green Day, Black Eyed Peas, Josh Groban, Aimee Mann--these are just some of the musicians that have donated one-of-a-kind memorabilia to People for the American Way's (PFAW) annual "Auction for the American Way". The auction will take place on eBay from Sunday, November 28 to December 5 and will benefit PFAW's ongoing efforts to promote free speech, civil rights and tolerance. 

"Every day, artists, authors and entertainers rely on the precious right to free expression and freedom of speech that lies at the bedrock of American society," says someone from PFAW. "We believe that is why so many people from these worlds continue to donate to PFAW, which fights for these same principles within our society. It is more important than ever that we create a sense of community, tolerance and compassion in a nation clearly divided along political lines." [see full story for more, including a preview of auction items]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Fuse Daily Download
press release reports: Check out the Daily Download on Fuse next week for guest appearances from Coheed and Cambria, Henry Rollins, My Chemical Romance and more! Tune in to Fuse weekdays at 6pm ET. 

Monday 11/22: Guest: Coheed and Cambria (performing) - Tower Download: Good Charlotte "I Just Wanna Live" 

Tuesday 11/23: Guest: Henry Rollins; Pete Wentz from Fallout Boy - Tower Download: Eminem "Encore" 

Wednesday 11/24: Guest: My Chemical Romance - Tower Download: Papa Roach "Scars" - Click Here for the Full Story 

Kottenmouth Kings/Pepper Tour
press release reports: Heading into the season of plentiful green harvests and mounds of white powder, what better than a slam-dunk package of some of the finest musical exports from California and Hawaii? 

That's right, Suburban Noize Records' musical flagship- Kottonmouth Kings and Volcom Entertainment's Hawaiian party punani dub-pranksters Pepper are gearing up to wreak havoc in some of the USA's finest winter territories. 

THE 10 YEARS DEEP TOUR 2005 (Pepper w/ Kottonmouth Kings) 
12/06 - Boston, MA - Avalon
12/07 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
12/08 - Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
12/09 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero / Balcony Bar
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

A18 Return
press release reports: Six years is well beyond the average life expectancy of most hardcore bands, especially when you tally two full length CDs, three EPs, shows in over twenty different countries, literally hundreds of interviews and a live set that often leaves the stage decorated with blood and broken instruments. Welcome A18. With a resume reading like a who's who of Southern California hardcore, A18 formed from the ashes of the region's most popular hardcore bands, A Chorus of Disapproval, Instead, Outspoken and Strife. After a brief hiatus A18 are happy to announce the return of longtime vocalist Isaac Golub. 

Co-produced by Paul Miner (Throwdown, Terror, Atreyu) Dear Furious is a mix of passion, anger, energy and unbridled rage that assaults the senses. After recording Foreverafternothing with Paul in 2002, A18 chose to bring his great studio knowledge and experience producing some of the greatest hardcore bands to bear on the new project. During the year prior, the band had issued themselves a challenge to surpass all previous recordings. Their tour schedule provided the live performance time needed, that combined with two months of pre-production, their hard work paid off. "We've had the time to really hone our songs into the quintessential A18 anthems, instead of sacrificing quality for a lack of time or recording budget," Mike commented. A18 entered the studio after the last leg of their most recent tour of Europe with The Hope Conspiracy and Darkest Hour. [see full story for more, including new tour dates!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Rhino Bucket Horror
press release reports: Rhino Bucket are currently recording 5 new songs for an upcoming horror movie that is currently under production. Song titles include "Blood Sweat And Beers" along with an acoustic version of "I Was Told". The movie is titled "The Outdoorsman"and continues the recent success of the band securing their music in movies and television. The band has had songs in the recent DVD releases "Rolling Kansas" and "Stateside", and also had some of their classic tunes in one of the first episodes of "The Handler" on CBS. 

Plans are also in the works to release "Blood Sweat And Beers" as a single with the acustic "I Was Told" as a B-side at the same time as the movie. The band will also be lining up gigs to help support the movie and will be shooting a video for "Blood Sweat And Beers" with the movies director. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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