Day In Rock 11/29: U2 Beat Eminem- Ozzy Vs His Sister- Stage Dive Neck Break- Midnight Oil Singer Hospitalized- Kazaa Trial- Infinity Payola Controversy- Motorhead- Misfit Shoes- Thrills- Green Day- Nugent Surprises Troops- 'X Factor' Suspects in Ozzy Heist- James Brown- Coldplay, Doves In March- KSE DVD- Chimaira- Entombed- Mars Volta- dredg- Sepultura- Amy Lee Denied- more
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U2 Beat Eminem
NME reports: U2 are straight in at number one in the UK album chart, while GIRLS ALOUD keep their place at the top of the singles countdown. 

The veteran rockers' eleventh album ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb' is a new entry at the top of the chart, following the number one success of their single ‘Vertigo'. 

They knock last week's top-seller, Eminem's ‘Encore' to second place. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Thrills Concretes
NME reports: THE THRILLS' singer CONOR DEASY joined THE CONCRETES onstage last night (November 25). 

Deasy was in the audience at the band's show at The Legion in East London, and joined them for the title track to their forthcoming Christmas EP ‘Warm Night'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Green Day New Year's Ball With MTV
NME reports: GREEN DAY will play this year's MTV NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL in NEW YORK. 

The superstar punks will round off their incredible year by joining Jimmy Eat World and Snoop Dogg at the annual celebrations on Times Square. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: NME also has news on The White Stripes top the NME Chart, Best year ever for British album sales, Feeder extend UK tour, Kings Of Leon get their ‘kicks', Decision on Peel autobiography and more click here to check it out

Ozzy Vs His Sister
Blabbermouth reports: Ozzy Osbourne's elder sister has told a British newspaper that he deserved to be robbed as payback for the similar crimes he committed in his youth. 

Gillian Hemming, 59, says Ozzy's teenage past came back to haunt him when his Buckinghamshire mansion was hit by a $3.6 million (£2 million) raid last week (Nov. 22). 

When he was 17-years-old, Ozzy — real name John Michael Osbourne — served a two-month prison sentence for breaking into a clothes shop in Birmingham, England and stealing women's stockings. 

Hemming says,"The stockings he took were only worth a few quid and his burglary cost him £2 million. 

"He's paid for it now, hasn't he? It's like bad karma." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Stage Dive Neck Break at CoF Show
Blabbermouth reports: Manny Gonzales of the Denver Post is reporting that Denver police are on the lookout for a man who dove into an audience during a CRADLE OF FILTH concert at the Ogden Theatre, critically injuring a 28-year-old New Mexico woman. 

Valarie Markle, a waitress from Farmington, N.M., suffered a broken neck and was in intensive care Saturday at Denver Health Medical Center, her husband said. 

Markle had undergone surgery recently, and there is concern she might be left partially paralyzed, her husband said. 

"It didn't happen until the last few seconds of the last song," husband Tige Markle told the Denver Post Saturday. "We didn't even realize what was happening till the band walked off the stage." 

The incident occurred late Monday (Nov. 22) during a performance by CRADLE OF FILTH, presented by MTV2 "Headbanger's Ball"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Motorhead Reunion
Blabbermouth reports: During last night's (Nov. 27) MOTÖRHEAD show at the legendary Hammersmith Apollo in London, ex-guitarist Wurzel joined the band for a live rendition of the set closer "Overkill". 

Wurzel was a member of MOTÖRHEAD from 1984's "No Remorse" LP to 1995's "Sacrifice".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Misfit Shoes
Blabbermouth reports: The MISFITS have teamed with Select Distribution and Vision Street Wear to create a full line of MISFITS footwear, skateboard decks, wheels and more. 

The line kicks off with MISFITS sneakers in seven different styles! Misfits Fiend Skull canvas sneakers are available in black hi-top and pink hi-top, Misfits Face Off canvas are also available in your choice of black lo-top or pink lo-top, plus Misfits Optic Print lo-top, Fiend Skull Checker slip-on and Misfits Split Skull canvas slip-on. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on Was METALLICA's 'Welcome Home (Sanitarium)' Inspired By Work Of Another Band?, APOCALYPTICA Name New Album, CHILDREN OF BODOM Side Project To Release Album In January, Ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE Guitarist JACK OWEN: I Am Not Joining DEICIDE, Promoter: MEGADETH Concert In Mexico Was Cancelled Due To 'Logistical Complications' and more click here to check it out

Midnight Oil Singer Hospitalized 
AP reports: Australian rock star-turned-lawmaker Peter Garrett was hospitalized after collapsing on a Sydney beach following a morning swim, authorities said. Garrett, former lead singer of Midnight Oil, was taken by ambulance to Prince of Wales Hospital after collapsing on Maroubra beach in southern Sydney early Saturday. 

He was discharged from the hospital Saturday evening, saying he would undergo further tests to determine why he had collapsed. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Kazaa Trial Begins
Reuters reports: Industry eyes are turning toward Oz as more than 50 lawyers begin waging a courtroom battle over Kazaa, the peer-to-peer technology owned by Australia-based Sharman Networks that touts some 60 million users worldwide. 

The major labels and 25 other North American, European and Australian record company "applicants" brought the federal court action in Sydney to stop illegal P2P file sharing. They also want to recover compensation for past illicit downloads, estimated by some to be worth billions of dollars. 

The liability phase of the trial begins Monday (Nov. 29). If the labels succeed, they will proceed to the damages phase. [see full story for a lot more details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Infinity Payola Controversy
Reuters reports: Infinity Broadcasting is not commenting on a New York Times story that claims the company fired its top Rochester, N.Y., programer for accepting gifts from record companies. 

According to the Times, an internal Infinity investigation concluded that John McRae, who oversaw rock WCMF, modern WZNE, top 40 WPXY and adult top 40 WRMM, "had accepted an unspecified sum's worth of gift certificates sent ostensibly for use in listener contests or in station promotions." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Nugent Surprises Troops for Thanksgiving
Rockdirt reports: News 8 Austin reports that soldiers at a hospital in Fort Hood, Texasgot a special treat on Thanksgiving — bags filled with homemade cookies and rocker Ted Nugent, who has a ranch nearby. "The turkey is great. We have a nice wild bird that we shot. We have roast venison at home. But we thought we'd come here and thank the troops at Fort Hood for the sacrifice they made on behalf of the rest of us," Nugent said. [see full story for a link to video]- Click Here for the Full Story 
'X Factor' Suspects in Ozzy Heist
Rockdirt reports: The Sunday Mirror reports that detectives are probing a possible link between the $3.8 million jewel raid at Ozzy Osbourne's home and hit show the 'X Factor'. Contestants and crew who visited the Osbournes' mansion during filming for the TV series could face questioning as part of routine inquiries into the case. "We are looking at talking to as many people as we can about the raid," a police source said. "It has all the hallmarks of an inside job and anyone with knowledge of the house and the Osbourne's habits may well be able to help our inquires.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Pink Floyd Royalties Claim by Wall Kids
antiMusic reports: "We all need some compensation," says a group of former London state school kids that sang the famous chorus "We don't need no education" in Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall." 

The 23 kids from the Islington Green School were taken to a recording studio to lay down the chorus by their music teacher, Alun Renshaw, who told the Evening Standard that he accepted the offer from the band's management because it was "an interesting sociological thing and also a wonderful opportunity for the kids to work in a live recording studio. 

... royalties expert Peter Rowan told Reuters that he has filed a claim with the Music Royalties Society on behalf of one of the singers and is working with some of the other former students in the action. However, he has yet to track down a majority of the students involved. 

At the time of recording the school was paid £1,000 for the student's work. Later after the album and song had become a hit, the school was given a platinum record. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

James Brown Eyes Retirement
Jam Music reports: The Hardest Working Man In Show Business is going to hang up his famous cape. Or at least put it in storage for awhile. "Once I finish in Canada I will probably go into semi-retirement, I don't know," says James Brown, who plays Massey Hall tomorrow night as part of a nine-city Canadian tour that wraps up Dec. 8. "I think I need to back off while I'm on top." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Coldplay, Doves In March
Billboard reports: Capitol Records' release schedule will have a British flair in March, when the label will issue highly anticipated, as-yet-untitled new albums from Coldplay and Doves, Billboard.com has learned. Doves' set will arrive March 1; the Coldplay album does not have a definitive street date.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Digital Noise reports: Killswitch Engage are planning to release a DVD sometime next year. The DVD is expected to contain concert footage, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the band. [see full story for more, including some new UK dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Chimaira Prep Next CD
Digital Noise reports: Chimaira have begun writing new material for their upcoming new album. The band are planning to head into the studio sometime in January or February to begin recording the effort. It's expected to surface sometime in the summer through Roadrunner Records. [see full story for a couple of live dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Digital Noise also has news on Machine Head Video for "Days Turn Blue to Gray" Posted Online, Bloodsimple Begin Mixing Debut Album, Cradle of Filth Schedule In-Store Appearance in Vancouver, Chevelle Announce Tour Dates, Incubus Singer Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct Charge and more click here to check it out

Streets, Franz Best of 04
BBC reports: The Streets, aka British rapper and songwriter, Mike Skinner have topped a poll to find the year's best album. 

A Grand Don't Come for Free beat Keane's Hope and Fears in second place with Franz Ferdinand's self-titled album third, in the Q magazine poll. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Entombed/Crowbar/Pro-Pain Dates
IAYM reports: Initial dates for the upcoming Entombed, Pro-Pain, Crowbar and The Mighty Nimbus touring run have surfaced online, these include: 

February 07th New York City, New York BB Kings 
February 08th Springfield, Virginia Jaxx 
February 09th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Trocadero 
February 11th Clifton Park, New York Northern Lights 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Mars Volta Date
IAYM reports: According to the website of GSL (www.goldstandardlabs.com), the analogue version of The Mars Volta's new album "Frances The Mute" is slated to see a release on March 22nd, 2005. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
dredg in April
IAYM reports: dredg have weighed in with an update on their forthcoming third full-length, which is currently slated for an April release through Interscope. Here's what they had to say: "we will be traveling to seattle to record another song and another instrumental in early dec..... with mr. date again. the song is titled "matroshka" and the instrumental...........? how about "giving all" our new record will be released in APRIL. your thankfull."- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Place Of Skulls / Victor Griffin Update, Twin Zero: "Monolith" , Vaux Update, Soilent Green Update, Machine Head Video, Stutterfly/The Bled Tour Dates, and more click here to check it out

Sepultura DVD
Total Rock reports: Sepultura have told TotalRock that they intend to shoot a show in Brazil for a planned DVD. This will also feature behind-the-scenes footage shot by frontman Derrick Green over the past several years [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Amy Lee Denied
Total Rock reports: There seems to be confusion over Amy Lee's involvement in a new movie of the classic children's story ‘The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe'. The Evanescence star claims that she's doing the music for this New Zealand-based production, and has also been offered a cameo role. However, the film's producers have denied all of this.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Sweden Rock
Total Rock reports: Accept, Blackfoot, Dio, Kansas, Magnum and Styx are among the first batch of names confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock, which happens in Solvesborg from June 9-11. [see full story for more bands]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Total Rock also has news on Pink Floyd Sued By 'Wall' Kids, First Names Confirmed For Sweden Rock, Priest In The UK - It's ON, Scorpions Announce UK Shows, Zero Tolerance, Limp Bizkit Sued and more click here to check it out

BOC Cookbook
Electric Basement reports: BLUE OYSTER CULT fan Kira Dwyer has compiled a cookbook called 'We're Cookin' For You'. This features recipes contributed by both fans, and members, of the band. Copies may be purchased at bocfanscookbook.com... [see full story link for more news on Manowar, Hawkwind, Motley Crue and more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Priest World Tour
Electric Basement reports: JUDAS PRIEST have announced the following dates for their 2005 world tour: 

[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ettison Clio CD / Contest
press release reports: Ettison Clio has released a new song on their purevolume.com page. The song is from their upcoming full-length, "This Is For The Blue Collars". Check it out at: www.purevolume.com/ettisonclio 

PRE ORDER from ettisonclio.com their debut album, "This is For The Blue Collars" on Forever Inside Records. The record features 11 tracks recorded in Miami, Florida with producer Jeremy DuBois. Jeremy's resume includes such popular bands as New Found Glory and Dashboard Confessional. Everyone who pre-orders the new album will receive one entry into a contest that we are putting on exclusively for the release. Your name will be entered into a drawing to win a brand new 20GB IPOD with special engravings!! 

To be eligable for the prize, you must pre-order between November 15th and December 2nd. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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