Day In Rock 11/24: Idol Studdard Hospitalized- Manson Turns Teacher- Jacko Death Threat Sentence- Black Rob Arrested- Incubus  Weapon Fine- Durst Blog Hacked- Nirvana Live CD?- Motley Reunion- Zao- KSE- Soulfly / Morbid Angel- Nightwish- Cinderella- Clutch- Nugent- Children of Bodom- Police Tribute- The Vines- Fugazi- Beatles- Moby- Modest Mouse- Was (Not Was) Returns- Cool List- more
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Idol Studdard Hospitalized 
AP reports: Former "American Idol" champ Ruben Studdard has been hospitalized just as his new album hits the stores. Studdard, 26, was in his Alabama hometown Monday night when he fell ill and was taken to the hospital, said Liz Morentin of J Records. 

Exhaustion was to blame, although more tests were due to be performed, Morentin said Tuesday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Manson Turns Teacher
AP reports: Marilyn Manson: shock rocker. Self-proclaimed "Antichrist Superstar." Philosophy professor? With an MTV film crew in tow, Manson surprised students in a Temple University "Art and Society" class Monday with an hourlong guest lecture. 

MTV's college network, mtvU, filmed Manson's classroom appearance for a segment scheduled to premiere Dec. 6. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jacko Death Threat Sentence
AP reports: A Canadian man charged with e-mailing a death threat to Michael Jackson pleaded guilty Monday to uttering death threats. 

Adrian Poffley, 26, was given a conditional discharge and put on probation for one year. 

Poffley, who can't use e-mail during his probation, will not have a criminal record if he obeys the terms. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Black Rob Arrested
Sohh.com reports: Black Rob was arrested yesterday after video footage allegedly pictured him entering another person's hotel room on New York's Upper West Side. 

According to police, the surveillance tape allegedly shows Rob sneaking into a woman's room at the On The Ave Hotel's 12th floor and coming out with a purse moments later. Security reviewed the footage after a Maryland cardiologist, Renu Vermani, reported that $6,000 in jewelry and $300 in cash was missing from her room. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Incubus Singer Weapon Fine
E! reports: Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd might sing about being a "Megalomaniac." But offstage, he's just copped to "being an idiot." 

Boyd appeared in a Queens courtroom Monday to pay the piper for inadvertently trying to sneak a switchblade onto an airplane at LaGuardia airport on Oct. 6. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was slapped with a $250 fine for the incident. 

"I pleaded guilty--to being an idiot," the 28-year-old singer told reporters outside the courthouse. ""I literally forgot that it was there. It was just a stupid mistake." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Durst Blog Hacked
Rockdirt reports: Apparently Fred Durst's American Alien blog was hacked the other day and pornographic photos were posted. The Limp Bizkit frontman posted in response on November 11th: "Well people, hackers, gotta love them and gotta despise them. It's the territory where we are all put in a position to be victims. Kind of fun and dangerous at the same time. So don't be so gullible. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Nirvana Live CD?
Blabbermouth reports: In a recent interview with the Rocky Mountain News, Jack Endino, NIRVANA's original producer in the early days and the project consultant for the just-isued "With the Lights Out" box set, speculated that a NIRVANA live album could be next collection to come out. He also talked about how he helped track down recordings for the new NIRVANA box. "There could have been a CD of live stuff," he said. "There could have been a CD of acoustic stuff. There could have been a CD of demos and outtakes. There could have been a CD of B-sides. Just B-sides alone, you can make a full CD of that." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Motley Reunion
Blabbermouth reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE are rumored to be planning a press conference on Monday, December 6 to announce a reunion tour by the group's original lineup: Vince Neil (vocals), Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums) and Mick Mars (guitar). The press conference will reportedly be held in Los Angeles and will be followed by the band's appearance at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards on Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event will be broadcast live on Fox. 

A full-blown MÖTLEY CRÜE reunion trek is expected to kick off in the first quarter of 2005. The band hasn't toured with all four original members since 1999. A greatest-hits collection, featuring at least two new songs, is due in early 2005. A brand new studio CD is being discussed for a possible late 2005 release.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Isn't the Crue turning into KISS with all of these 'greatest hits' cds? Maybe we can get a 1 year reunion tour and then a ten year farewell tour?

Bizkit Go Metal... or Mental?
Blabbermouth reports: LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message on the band's official web site under the heading "People Are Dumb": 

"The album is so f*cking heavy it hurts. I have found my favorite LIMP BIZKIT album and you have never heard it... Thanksgiving is creeping up here in the States and all I want to do is make molten metal... The anticipation is growing and the album is written and being tracked as I type. Yes, all the songs have been written. We stepped into this enviornment and went at it non-stop and found ourselves lying in the middle of a warfield of tracks. From beginning to end it is relentless. Too much information is too much, but I figured you were curious. I'll be back." [see full story for more "Deep Thoughts With Fred Durst"]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on SOUL SIRKUS Singer Apologizes For CD Delay, SODOM: Bochum Concert Cancelled, SKINDRED To Perform On 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien', M3: German Tour Dates Announced, MENTORS Are Back: 'Over The Top' New Album On The Way and more click here to check it out

Zao The Juliana Theory Tour 05
The PRP reports: Zao and The Juliana Theory will be touring together in March/April. Dates, venues and opening acts are all currently pending. In other news, though originally announced for the tour, Twelve Tribes will now not be taking part in Zao's upcoming January/February run with Fear Before The March Of Flames and The Agony Scene. A replacement will be announced shortly. - Click Here for the Full Story 
KSE Reissue
Punkbands.com reports: Killswitch Engage are planning to re-release their self-titled effort through Ferret on January 11th. The outing is expected to feature a new mix done by band guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and will also feature the groups original four song demo. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Soulfly / Morbid Angel Dates
siN's metal news reports: A number of SOULFLY / MORBID ANGEL North American tour dates have been revealed. They can be found below: 

February 5 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station
February 6 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
February 8 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
February 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
February 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Belladonna Gigs
siN's metal news reports: Joey Belladonna (ex-ANTHRAX) will be spending a special weekend in the Twin Cities of St. Paul/Minneapolis. On Saturday, December 11th he will be playing a 2 hour set with an autograph session to follow at Station 4 in St. Paul. Then on Sunday, December 12th Belladonna will sing the National Anthem at the HHH Metrodome before the Vikings/Seahawks game.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Nightwish Plan 05 Tour
siN's metal news reports: We can reveal NIGHTWISH will be returning to the US with SONATA ARCTICA in tow. The first confirmed date is: 

April 25 - New York, NY @ B.B Kings Blues Club- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: siN's metal news also has news on No Warning - Line up Dates with Funeral for a Friend, Mystery Band Tour Announcement Tomorrow, Ozzy - Theft Update - "I Acted On Impulse", Ozzy and Sharon - House Broken Into - Jewellery Stolen, Wintersun - Launch Website and more click here to check it out

Zep Hockey Mask Tribute
BW&BK reports: Florida goaltender Rob Zepp is not off to the start he wanted for the 2004-05 ECHL season, but he hopes the change he received Wednesday will help. 

A big classic rock fan, Zepp had an artist paint his goalie mask in honor of his favorite band LED ZEPPELIN. The black or purple helmet depending on how the light hits it, is covered in thin lightning bolts. It has "Zepp" spelled in the band's signature lettering on the chin. A picture of Old Father Time holding his lantern, just like from the inside cover of Led Zeppelin IV, is on each cheek. On the back is the symbol of founding member John Paul Jones (circle over three interlocking ovals) that purportedly represents a person who is confident and competent. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Cinderella Hits
BW&BK reports: MusicTap (www.musictap.net) report that Mercury Records will issue a CINDERELLA CD and separate DVD entitled Rocked, Wired And Blued. 

The CD and DVD will both be released through Mercury on January 25th, 2005. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Clutch Live CD
BW&BK reports: The following CLUTCH news has been posted at the band's official website (www.pro-rock.com): 

"Clutch and River Road Records are pleased to announce the release of Clutch - Live In Flint, Michigan. 

This is a double CD recording of Clutch's marathon "An Evening With" set from the Machine Shop - July, 2004. Both CDs are enhanced with still photos and video. [see full story for more, including tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on KISS - 2005 Indianapolis Expo Confirmed, RIK EMMETT To Open For TED NUGENT In Chicago, DEF LEPPARD Frontman Performs With THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND, Photo Available, EDENBRIDGE Drummer To Fill In With SIRENIA On Euro Trek, BYZANTINE Issue Extensive UK Tour Diary and more click here to check it out

A Kinder, Gentler Copyright Bill
Wired reports: The Senate passed a scaled-back version of a controversial copyright bill Saturday, keeping a provision that imposes severe penalties on people caught with camcorders in movie theaters but scrapping other provisions that copyright-reform activists had criticized. 

On Saturday, the Senate met and passed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2004, or SB3021 (.pdf), a revised version of the Intellectual Property Protection Act (HR2391), which had cobbled together a handful of copyright-related bills. Now the bill heads to the House of Representatives for consideration in early December. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Happy Nuge Year
Pollstar reports: Ted Nugent is hitting the road for a few dates to work off whatever he kills for Christmas dinner. The Motor City Madman has lined up gigs between Christmas Day and New Year's Eve within shooting distance of home. After unwrapping presents, the Nuge heads for Mt. Pleasant, Mich., and the Soaring Eagle Casino. He'll also make stops in Merrillville, Ind.; Auburn Hills, Mich.; and Fort Wayne, Ind., where he'll wrap up (for now) December 30th. Toronto guitar slinger Rik Emmett opens the Whiplash Bash festivities on Nugent's House of Blues stop in Chicago.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Leaks Help Sales
Variety reports: Three albums that saw their release dates moved up will take the top three places on Nielsen SoundScan's tally of the nation's music sales this week. 

Eminem's "Encore" (Interscope) repeats in the top slot, selling about 800,000 copies in its first full week of sales. The album, released Nov. 12, will have hit a cume of about 1.5 million units in its first 10 days. 

Columbia moved up by one day the release of "Destiny Fulfilled" by Destiny's Child, but enough retailers broke the street date to get it on shelves several days before that. In its first full week, the album will post sales in the ballpark of 490,000. "Crunk Juice" (TVT), by Lil' Jon and the Eastside Boyz, is looking at sales of 340,000. That disc sold 38,000 copies prior to its official release. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Children of Bodom EP
Metal-Rules reports: CHILDREN OF BODOM Set Release Date For New EP; Complete Third Sold-Out Tour Finnish thrash titans CHILDREN OF BODOM will release their long awaited Thrashed, Lost & Strungout EP on February 22nd. This EP features two new tracks (the title cut and "Knuckleduster"), two covers (Alice Cooper's "Bed of Nails" and Andrew W.K.'s "She Is Beautiful"), a video for the title track and a CD-ROM enhanced video of the band taking the viewer on a tour around their hometown of Helsinki. Recorded once again by Anssi Kippo at Finnvox Studios, it is the first official recording to feature new guitarist Rope Latvala (ex-Stone). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Metal-Rules also has news on MOTORHEAD Storms Europe MNEMIC To Open FEAR FACTORY/SHADOWS FALL Euro Tour KATAKLYSM--New Video & DVD In Late 2005 AGNOSTIC FRONT Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RHAPSODY: New single announced! and more click here to check it out

Police Tribute
Aversion reports: A line of punk and post-hardcore acts will pay their homages to The Police on an upcoming tribute album from The Militia Group. 

The album, ¡Policia! A Tribute To The Police features contributions by Maxeen, Copeland and No Motiv, among others. It's set to hit stores Jan. 25. [see full story for tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

The Vines Turn Studio Band
Aversion reports: With Craig Nicholls' diagnosis of Asperger syndrome, comes the news the act will concnetrate almost entirely upon songwriting and recording, according to the NME. The act's reached an agreement with its record labels to keep it from touring heavily to help Nicholls cope with the disorder. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Fugazi Side DVD Project
Aversion reports: Brendan Canty, drummer for Fugazi, revealed plans for a live DVD series with a twist. 

Instead of just training a lens on a band on stage, Canty's Burn to Shine series will be filmed in a single day, showcasing bands who are in town on that day. Each artist will play a single song in a room in a house that's destined to be destroyed shortly after. The first installment, due out in January from Trixie Records, puts Ted Leo, The Evens and Bob Mould into a house that was burned to the ground in a training exercise for firefighters shortly afterward. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Rilo Kiley Singer Goes Solo, Adolescents Sign to Kung Fu, Indie Bands Play Oldies for Game, Bright Eyes Announces Tour, U2 Play Free Show in Brooklyn, Beach Boys, Byrds Producer Dies and more click here to check it out

Beatles Suit Sale
Ananova reports: Four suits worn by the Beatles on their Please Please Me album cover have sold for £59,000 at a US auction. 

But some of Elvis Presley's earliest recordings - including takes of All Shook Up - failed to sell at the Bonhams and Butterfields two-day sale. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Moby CD Plans
Ananova reports: Moby will release his fifth studio album next year. 

Hotel will be released on March 14 reports NME.com 

The 14-track Hotel will feature Moby's vocals on ten tracks and two duets and will sit alongside two instrumentals. This will be the first of his albums not to feature vocal samples. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

McFadden Video Protest
Ananova reports: The video for Brian McFadden's latest single has been pulled after a Dublin school complained about being associated with his song. 

St Fintian's High School says it is clearly identified in the video for Irish Son, while McFadden never went there. 

McFadden makes claims that he was beaten at his own school in the song's lyrics, saying it had "cell blocks". 

The performer's record label Sony BMG has withdrawn the video and issued replacements to television stations. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Guy buys Madonna new shoes after rows, The Vines deny split rumours, Band Aid single was bad idea says Chris, Cheryl and Ashley split, A girl on the way for Duncan and more click here to check it out

Modest Mouse Homecoming
liveDaily reports: Modest Mouse, which scored one of 2004's surprise million-plus selling albums, will finish the year with a few appearances at holiday-themed radio station festivals, followed by a four-night hometown stand in Portland, OR. 

After appearing at multi-act December festivals in the Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles areas, the alt-rock quartet will play four consecutive nights at Portland's Crystal Ballroom. According to the venue's website, the first and last shows of the Dec. 13-15 Portland run are already sold out. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Was (Not Was) Returns
liveDaily reports: After more than a decade of dormancy, eclectic Detroit funk act Was (Not Was) is preparing to re-emerge with a December/January club tour, a best-of album and a new studio set. 

The brief tour gets underway Dec. 27 in Southern California, and so far is scheduled to visit nine cities. According to the group's publicist, the lineup will include Don Was, David Was, vocalist Sweet Pea Atkinson, sax player David McMurray, guitarist Randy Jacobs and a drummer to be determined. [see full story for more, including the dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Boyz II Men take 'Throwback' out for a spin, Ani DiFranco continues working the road, plots 2005 shows, Briefly: Ozzy Osbourne, Terry Melcher, Elvis Presley, Stubbs the Zombie, U2 launches 'Bomb' with assault on the Big Apple and more click here to check it out

NME Cool List
Xfm reports: The third annual NME Cool List has just been announced and it sees former and (just about) current Libertines Pete Doherty and Carl Barat reunited in the top two places with Mike Skinner and Eminem not far behind. 

The magazine's new cool list, published in this week's new issue, sees Doherty and Barat in the equal number one spot, despite a turbulent year that has included cancellations, bandmember firings, prison spells, addiction and failed rehabilitation. 

Close behind in the Top 20 are Mike Skinner (a re-entry from last year) and Eminem (up from 16) followed by Razorlight's Johnny Borrell, Nick McCarthy from Franz Ferdinand and Morrissey, making a new entry. [see full story for more, including the list]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Roxy Saint Turns Trash into Fashion 
antiMusic reports: ROXY SAINT, musician/performance artist/guerilla filmmaker, is launching A most unusual line of clothing - one-of-a-kind dresses made from black plastic trash bags, each one designed and painted by Roxy herself. The anti-fashionista is calling the limited line "TRASH COUTURE," and the first dresses available, all priced at $55.00 go on sale today at www.roxysaint.com. 

The Los Angeles-based Roxy, who shops at thrift stores and makes or customizes most of her own clothes, came up with the idea when her wardrobe was stolen while she was on tour in the U.K. Financially unable to replace her gear, she got creative and improvised, bought a box of plastic trash bags at a London market, cut out holes for her head and arms, and used acrylics to paint a face on the front of the bag. "I really liked the idea of wearing trash bags," said Roxy, "because they are totally anti-fashion, and I don't want to be identified by what I wear, but by my music." 

Her first trash bag dress was a big hit on stage. Such a hit that the dresses became an essential and fun part of her wardrobe. That led to friends and fans asking where they could get her "rubbish wear." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Grand Theft Auto CD & Boxset
antiMusic reports: Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and Interscope Records, a part of Universal Music Group, proudly announce the release of a double CD soundtrack as well as an 8 CD box set soundtrack to the highly-anticipated videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the next installment in the best-selling Grand Theft Auto franchise. The double-disc set is scheduled for release on November 23rd, 2004; the 8-CD box set is due out December 7th, 2004. As a bonus, the official soundtrack double CD will feature a separate stand-alone DVD containing 'The Introduction', the cinematic prologue to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. 'The Introduction' tells the full story of the events leading up to CJs return to San Andreas. [see full story for more, including the full tracklisting of both the double-cd and 8 cd boxset]- Click Here for the Full Story 
The Cure Reissue Bonus
press release reports: Twenty-five years after The Cure began their global pop invasion with their debut disc, THREE IMAGINARY BOYS, Rhino Records gives the album its first-ever U.S. domestic release with a deluxe two-disc edition loaded with previously unreleased tracks and a 16 page booklet filled with photos and tour memorabilia from the personal archives of vocalist Robert Smith, as well as a track-by-track commentary and notes by U.K. music scribe Johnny Black. 

Cure fans have long clamored for THREE IMAGINARY BOYS, an energetic 1979 U.K. debut which features "10:15 Saturday Night," "Grinding Halt," "Fire In Cairo," and a quirky rendition of Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady." 

The Rhino reissue offers the original U.K. album and a 20-track bonus disc which includes the additional tracks from Boys Don't Cry, previously unreleased studio and home demo versions, live renditions, and other curiosities. In total the package includes six previously unreleased songs, eight previously unreleased versions of songs, and 17 tracks never before available on CD.

[see full story for an online listening party!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Neil Schon New Solo CD
press release reports: What could be next for a musician who's done it all? As the lead guitarist and songwriter for the multi-platinum band Journey, his work with guitar legend Santana and composer Jan Hammer, NEAL SCHON has lived the life of several rock gods. Still, he continues to reinvent himself, taking his own musical vision to new heights with his sixth solo outing, i on U, a dazzling collection of guitar instrumentals. It's due out February 22, 2005 on Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. 

Playing with modern sounds and flavors, yet always staying true to his signature guitar sound, i on U pulls it all together. Says SCHON, "this is the first album that encompasses everything and makes it brand new." 

"Since I joined Santana," he continues, "I've always tried to go into every album in a different way. i on U is taking me to a new place and new sounds, but you can hear my years of work throughout the whole album. Sitting back and listening to it now, the history with Santana and Jan Hammer really shines through." 

For i on U, SCHON teamed up with keyboardist and songwriter Igor Len as co-producer, and drummer Omar Hakim. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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