Day In Rock 11/23: Ozzy Robbed- Coach Snoop- Van Halen DVD?- GNR Orchestra- Motorhead and Sepultura DVDs- NIN Preview- DMX Avoids Jail- Beasties Sued Again- Oasis Brawl Fine- U2- Hives- Maiden- Megadeth Box- 36 Crazyfists- Nirvana- Seemless- Manson- Agnostic Front- Kataklysm- Motley Aerosmith Toy Run- Macca Super Bowl- Darkness Farm- Christian 'Sinatra' Slater- more
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Ozzy Robbed
antiMUSIC reports: [updated since Day in Rock originally posted ] Ozzy Osbourne had some unexpected guests at his English country home just before dawn on Monday. Two burglars used a ladder to enter the veteran rocker's Buckinghamshire home and after a scuffle between Ozzy and one of the burglars, they made off with large amount of jewelry. 

The Sun reports that Ozzy had one of the burglars in a headlock but the burglar broke free and jumped out of a  first-floor window. 

Ozzy was at home with his wife Sharon when they were awoken by the intruders. Ozzy was quoted by the Sun stating that he went after one of the burglars in an effort to save Sharon from harm. 

"He was a big, strong man - but at one point I thought I could kill him to stop him hurting Sharon. But then I just let him drop," Ozzy was reported to have said by The Sun. 

"It was terrifying, I was looking to see if he had a knife. I can't get his staring eyes out of my mind." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

U2 Take NY
Aversion reports: If nothing else, you can't deny U2's good at creating a buzz around its latest release. This time, it was with a free show in Brooklyn, New York, yesterday (Nov. 22). 

The band made a surprise appearance in Brooklyn to promote its latest, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (due out today from Interscope). Playing from the back of a flatbed truck, the act previewed material from its new platter for passers-by. 

The event was filmed for an upcoming single. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Beach Boys, Byrds Producer Dies, Postal Service Delivers Single, Rockers Make Cames for Harry Potter, Counterfit Calls it Quits, Slint Announces London Show and more click here to check it out

Silly News: Coach Snoop
NMC reports: Last week, Snoop Dogg hit the football field with the University of Southern California Trojans. According to MTV, Snoop surprised the USC team at a pre-practice meeting and then gave the players some pointers during practice. This isn't the first time Snoop's done some coaching. The rapper also coaches a Southern California youth football team. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
In Stores
NMC reports: New Releases: 11/23/04 

* Breaking Benjamin - So Cold (EP)
* Gwen Stefani - "Love, Angel, Music, Baby"
* U2 - "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb"
* Hoobastank – "Let It Out" DVD
* Incubus - "Alive at Red Rocks" DVD
* Jet - "Family Style" DVD
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Wonder what will be No 1 next week?

Van Halen DVD Possibility?
Digital Noise reports: [Patrick Douglas of Digital Noise interviewed Michael Anthony at the end of October. During the short interview, they discussed quite a few topics but one that caught our attention here at the Day in Rock is this exchange about a possible live DVD] 

Patrick: Are there plans to hit the studio for a full length album in the near future? 

Michael: We've talked about it on and off. We haven't actually set any really long term plans right now, ‘cause we just wanted to get out and play and make sure that everything's comfortable out here, which it is. We're having a great time. So I'm sure once the tour wraps up, we'll probably wait until then and then all get together and see what's going to happen next. We're taping every show and videoing every show, so you never know what could come out next year. 

Patrick: Awesome. Live DVD. 

Michael: That'd be great. It'd be a great tour to do it from. [see full story for more - once on the site, click on the photo of Van Halen to read the full interview]- Click Here for the Full Story 

GNR Orchestra
TotalRock reports: Master orchestrator Paul Buckmaster, who has worked with both Elton John and Something Corporate in the past, has been collaborating with Guns n' Roses on four songs scheduled for new album ‘Chinese Democracy'. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Motorhead and Sepultura DVDs
TotalRock reports: Motorhead and Sepultura are to film various shows on their current European tour together. This is for use in their respective DVDs, both planned for release in 2005 by SPV. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: TotalRock also has news on Same Old Song And Dance, Battle Of The Welsh Bands, Wildhearts Are Decked, Adler's Appetite Hit UK, Ozzy Tackles Thieves and more click here to check it out

NIN Preview
Day in Rock reports: Nine Inch Nails have launched a special promo site for the Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition of "The Downward Spiral" and it's filled with goodies. Click the full story link to check it out. - Click Here for the Full Story 
DMX Avoids Jail
MuchMusic reports: DMX has plea-bargained his way out of jail time. The rapper was charged with menacing, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This all stems back to an incident earlier this year which started simply over a fight for a parking spot. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Beasties Sued Again
MuchMusic reports: First their "Pass The Mic" flute solo and now this. Beastie Boys are being sued for sampling once again. This time hip-hop legends The Sugar Hill Gang say the Beastie illegally sampled "Rapper's Delight" on their current single "Triple Trouble." [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MuchMusic also has news on The Vines' Confession , Bright Eyes Lights Up T.O., Bob Geldof Is Back, X-Tina's Paparazzi Court Battle, MJ Vs. Eminem Battle and more click here to check it out

Oasis Brawl Fine
Xfm reports: Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has been fined £35,000 for the drunken fight he was involved in while on tour in Germany back in 2002 (in addition to the reported £20,000 he had to pay to get his two front teeth replaced after they were knocked out during the brawl). 

The affray started when Liam jumped on stage to perform a karaoke version of himself when a disc jockey started playing an Oasis track. A dispute with a group of businessmen at a neighbouring table then followed and members of Oasis' entourage, protected by their bodyguards, began throwing peanuts. 

Fighting broke out soon after with an Oasis minder being knocked out in the brawl while Liam got his two front teeth smashed out. It was reported around ten police cars were dispatched to quell the fight (some claiming that Liam was spotted whirling a microphone stand around "like a Viking battle-axe" before he kung-fu kicked a policeman in the chest). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hives UK
Xfm reports: Following their sold-out Brixton Academy show in September, Sweden's finest The Hives will be returning to the UK for a headlining UK tour in April next year. 

The band will be undertaking a seven date tour next year to promote their recent (and awfully titled) album ‘Tyrannosaurus Hives' kicking off at the Brighton Dome on April 16, taking in a London date at the Hammersmith Apollo on Wednesday April 20 and finishing up at Norwich UEA on April 26 [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Maiden Shirt Tops Poll
BW&BK reports: They have never been the coolest of bands. But IRON MAIDEN's iconic mascot Eddie - the ghoulish figure which has appeared on their album sleeves for a quarter of a century - has helped them to the top of the charts in the rock 'n' roll fashion stakes. 

The denim-and-leather-clad heavy metal act has seen its merchandise named all-time favourite music T-shirt in a poll of thousands of people who were asked to choose from a shortlist of more than 30 all-time classic shirts. 

Three-chord wonders the RAMONES, post-punks JOY DIVISION and grunge act NIRVANA were among the other bands that scored highly with voters in the poll. [see full story for the Top 10 list]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Megadeth Box
BW&BK reports: This past summer, Megadeth reissued a number of their albums, and the reissues have just come out as a boxed set.

The set is called Hell Wasn't Built In A Day: The Complete Remasters, and it includes Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?, So Far, So Good... So What, Rust In Peace, Countdown To Extinction, Youthanasia, Cryptic Writings and Risk. As we previously told you, group leader Dave Mustaine remixed - and, in some cases, significantly overhauled - the albums, and the reissues include unreleased tracks, demos, and alternate mixes. They also include candid liner notes by Mustaine. The set is available exclusively via Amazon.com. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on AGNOSTIC FRONT On Headbanger's Ball This Week, KELLY KEELING Checks In From Russia, DECEASED To Return To The Live Stage In February, To Film For DVD Release, GRAVE DIGGER - Support Confirmed For The Last Supper Tour 2005, ADLER'S APPETITE To Begin Recording New EP Today and more click here to check it out

Schenker, Sheehan, Turner, Shaw Supergroup
Blabbermouth reports: Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker has outlined his upcoming activities in the following posting on his official web site: 

"To go to Japan [on November] 28th to work with a Japanese artist then fly back to the States to L.A. for an 'all star band' recording. What I know so far is that the rhythym section will be MR. BIG's bass player Billy Sheehan and Simon Philips (JEFF BECK, TOTO, THE WHO, MSG and many others) on drums. Vocals so far, involve Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW) and Tommy Shaw (STYX). I'll be playing lead guitar only on all songs. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Nocturnal Rites Reissue
Blabbermouth reports: Century Media will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Swedish power metallers NOCTURNAL RITES with the release of a double-CD set containing their first two albums, due on February 21, 2005. The debut album, "In A Time of Blood And Fire", was released in 1995 on Megarock Records but was only available in small quantities. Two years later the boys from Sweden's northern rock city Umea released their second opus, "Tales of Mystery and Imagination", in Japan (re-released in the rest of the world with different cover artwork on Century Media a year later). Both albums have been out of print for a long time and will be gathered on the new 2CD, "Lost In Time: The Early Years of Nocturnal Rites", along with some rare bonus tracks...[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
36 Crazyfists Drop Tour
Blabbermouth reports: Alaska's 36 CRAZYFISTS have dropped off their previously announced tour with NONPOINT, CANDIRIA and DRY KILL LOGIC. "The band will take the rest of the year off from touring and will begin writing their next record, which is tentatively scheduled for release in fall 2005 through Roadrunner Records," the group said in a statement. "Thanks to everybody that made this such a succesful year for 36 CRAZYFISTS, and apologies for the tour canellation. See ya in '05." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Nirvana Lunch
Blabbermouth reports: According to MTV.com, NIRVANA fans can bid on a lunch with Krist Novoselic on his private plane as part of People for the American Way's annual Auction for the American Way. Beginning Sunday (Nov. 28) and ending December 5 on eBay, the auction will also include autographed memorabilia from MADONNA, THE PIXIES, GREEN DAY, MAROON 5 and JOHN MAYER. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on AMPT: SLIPKNOT/BIOHAZARD Side Project To Play Benefit Concert, MEGADETH Mainman Announces Touring Staff Change, Former THY MAJESTIE Singer Bounces Back With Solo Project, DEATHBOUND Begin Work On Sophomore Album, THERION, TRISTANIA, TRAIL OF TEARS Perform In Barcelona: Photos Available, TIGERTAILZ: A Tiger With Two Tailz and more click here to check it out

Righteous Biopic 
Variety reports: Blue-eyed soul duo the Righteous Brothers will be the subject of the next musical foray for Arthur Friedman, producer of upcoming Bobby Darin biopic "Beyond the Sea." 

Friedman optioned feature rights from remaining Righteous Brother Bill Medley and the duo's longtime manager, David B. Cohen. Bobby Hatfield, the other half of the singing team, died last November at the age of 63 before a gig in Kalamazoo, Mich. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Rare Elvis Fails To Sell
Reuters reports: A batch of Elvis Presley's earliest RCA recordings from nearly 50 years ago failed to meet the minimum asking price at auction on Monday, but lesser keepsakes from the King of Rock 'n' Roll fetched more than $6,000. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Seemless Remaster
IAYM reports: Seemless have set a January 25th release date for the forthcoming remastered edition of their latest offering "Seemless".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Manson on Letterman
IAYM reports: Marilyn Manson will be performing on the "Late Night Show With David Letterman" this Wednesday, November 24th. Meanwhile, the band have lined up a handful of new live stops as of late with the following additions to their "Against All Gods" touring run: 

December 07th Houston, Texas Verizon Wireless Theater 
December 08th Grand Prairie, Texas Nokia Live 
December 10th McAllen, Texas Villa Real 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Hawkwind UK Dates, Snapcase To Disband, LPJZ Update, Kreator/Death Angel/Vader/If Hope Dies Tour, Zao/Twelve Tribes Etc. Dates and more click here to check it out

Agnostic Front Go Nuclear
Metal-Rules reports: NY Hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT have signed a recording deal with Nuclear Blast worldwide! The official release date for the much-anticipated Another Voice is set for January 25th, 2005. With Matt Henderson (Madball/AF) on guitars and Production by Zeuss and Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), AGNOSTIC FRONT is offering their meanest, nastiest and sheer brutal NYHC Anthems! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Kataklysm DVD
Metal-Blade reports: [Kataklysm are] working on their upcoming DVD, The Test Of Time, which shall be released in late 2005. The DVD will include live and behind the scenes footage of the "No More Serenity" tour as well videos, interviews and a "making of" of their next studio album. [see full story for info on their new video]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Metal-Rules also has news on GRAVE DIGGER - Tour and DVD News, MOTORHEAD Storms Europe, MNEMIC To Open FEAR FACTORY/SHADOWS FALL Euro Tour, RHAPSODY: New single announced!, CONFESSOR - MP3 Download and New EP Available! and more click here to check it out

Bio Rocks
ArrowFM reports: The week of December 6th will be the Classic Rock fans place to find out all about their favorite players. Profiles rock-off with Eric Clapton on Monday the 6th followed by Led Zeppelin, Neil Young and Pete Townshend of the Who.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Motley Aerosmith Toy Run
ArrowFM reports: Steven Tyler, Richie Sambora ad Vince Neil are just some of Santa's Helpers who will board their motorbikes in Pompano Beach, Florida for the December 5th Christmas Toys in the Sun Run. It's the 17th annual running of the World's Largest Motorcycle Parade and it all for the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation. Ho Ho Hold on!- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: ArrowFM also has news on He's No Janet Jackson..., Beatle Graffiti is unwelcome., End of the Osbournes, Doobie Tidbit, Big Cheese, Top Dog etc., Say it isn't So... and more click here to check it out

Macca Half Time For Super Bowl
Ananova reports: Sir Paul McCartney has been chosen to provide the half-time entertainment at this year's Super Bowl game - the slot filled by Janet Jackson last year. 

Organisers have promised there will be no repeat of her nipple-baring incident that sparked thousands of complaints on US TV's most-watched broadcast reports BBC online. 

A National Football League spokesman said they were "comfortable" this show would be acceptable to a mass audience. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

How Can You Have Any Pudding...If You Don't Eat Your Meat?

Darkness Farm
Ananova reports: The Darkness have splashed out nearly £600,000 on their own sheep farm. 

The rockers have bought a farm in the village of Spooner Row in Norfolk, says the Daily Star. 

It is close to their home town of Lowestoft and includes a 17th century farmhouse and a working sheep farm. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

No wisecracks about sheep =)

Christian 'Sinatra' Slater
Ananova reports: Christian Slater is putting his acting career on hold to record Frank Sinatra tracks 

An insider said: "Christian worships Sinatra and loves everything about him. 

"It's long been an ambition of his to record some of his idol's hits. Now his management are in talks to do just that. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

But will it sound like Jack Nicholson doing Sinatra?

Source: Ananova also has news on Joss told to take time off, Liam fined nearly £40K, Beyonce's dad can't stand Jay-Z, Charlie to take a break from Busted, Brian says drinking helps and more click here to check it out

Razorlight on Subterranean
press release reports: Razorlight's going to be on MTV2's Subterranean this Sunday, November 28th. It'll be the boys hanging out someplace dark and spooky talking about the music they like, the recording of Up All Night, what it's like being a Brit band touring in the US and other stuff you want to hear rock stars talk about as well as playing their video for "Golden Touch."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
White Stripes DVD Tracks
press release reports: White Stripes DVD "Under Blackpool Lights" will be out on December 7th. The 75 minute long DVD was shot entirely on old skool super 8 and 16mm film during a Blackpool, England concert giving it rough retro rock 'n roll look. 

Full DVD Track Listing: 01 When I Hear My Name - 02 Black Math - 03 Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground - 04 I Think I Smell a Rat - 05 Take a Whiff On Me - 06 Astro - 07 Outlaw Blues [Bob Dylan] - 08 Jack the Ripper - 09 Jolene [Dolly Parton] - 10 Hotel Yorba - 11 Death Letter - 12 Do - 13 The Hardest Button to Button - 14 Truth Doesn't Make a Noise - 15 The Big Three Killed My Baby - 16 Wasting My Time - 17 You're Pretty Good Looking - 18 Hello Operator - 19 Apple Blossom - 20 Ball And Biscuit - 21 Let's Shake Hands - 22 I Fought Piranhas - 23 Let's Build a Home - 24 Goin' Back to Memphis - 25 Seven Nation Army - 26 De Ballit of De Boll Weevil

 [see full story for a preview (quicktime file)]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jake La Botz' All Soul And No Money
press release reports: All Soul And No Money may be singer/songwriter Jake La Botz's first nationally distributed album. But he's lived several lifetimes in getting there. Indeed, the Chicago native, presently living in Los Angeles, has packed a lot into his short lifetime. He performed regularly on Maxwell Street with legendary Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis. He played guitar in the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church band in South Central Los Angeles. He appeared in the movie "Ghost World" with longtime friend Steve Buscemi. He wrote obits and worked at a graphite factory. He lived in his car until Chicago's plummeting temperatures demanded he go inside. 

And now, with All Soul And No Money on Joseph Street Records, due out on January 25, 2005, it's time for Jake La Botz to rise up from the underground and receive due recognition for his instantly memorable songs – which emanate from varied influences of Mississippi Hill Country and Chicago blues, punk rock and Americana. You could call him "soul folk," but as La Botz says, "My foot is always tapping the blues.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Aroarah rock out with Converse.
press release reports: Sacramento, California's latest musical export hits nationally this week with a brand new Converse commercial to be aired on MTV, MTV2, VH1, Spike TV and more. Aroarah and their track, "Summer Lies" were chosen by director Alastair Mckevitt (The Vines, The Star Spangles) to be featured in a "garage band" themed spot for the infamous shoe line. 

The all girl rock band has many things to be thankful for and having landed a national commercial is just one of them. The four girls, ranging in age from 18-20 have just played a hometown show with Juliette Lewis and The Licks and have a slew of dates lined up for December with Abloom and Onesidezero. For the new year, Aroarah is excited to be a part of the Girl Powder Concert Series with shows benefiting The Breast Cancer Fund-dates are still being confirmed and [see full story for already announced shows] 

Aroarah recently left home for the first time and made the move to Los Angeles to record with engineer James Murray (Janes Addiction, Hoobastank, Papa Roach) and producers Chuck Sparks (Trailer Park Pam) and Jasan Radford (Onesidezero, Abloom). The assembled recording team is the perfect fit for the bands mixture of hard rock rhythms with punk rock beats and melodic vocals, alongside gut-wrenching screams. Aroarah will release their debut album in 2005. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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