Day In Rock 10/20: GNR CD in Feb- Nugent Trial- Priest CD Delay- A Perfect Murder Lose 3- Maiden Dates- QOTSA- Hellacopters- SYL- Franz Donate Winnings- ill nino- Hatebreed- Bob Mould- NFG DVD- Aimee Mann- Matthew Sweet- Aiken Orchestra- Hendrix Bio- U2 iPods- Megadeth- Stuck Mojo- Yellowcard- Polyphonic Lennon- Eminem Convention- Papa Roach- HD Bon Jovi- Donnas- more
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GNR CD in Feb
antiMUSIC reports: If you were hoping for a Guns N' Roses Christmas, there is still a remote chance that will happen but we will more likely see the long awaited release of 'Chinese Democracy' in February... if things go according to current plans. 

antiMUSIC spoke with long-time Guns N' Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed this week to follow up on an interview he did with Richmond.com last month, which was picked up by some internet music news sites last week, where he said of the release of the album, "They were originally shooting for November, but it may be February now." 

A lot can change in a month so we asked Dizzy what the plans look like now. He reiterated the November target and February fallback. He told antiMUSIC that the November release still has a remote possibility of happening, but the February release is more likely. However, he said that the only definite answer he could give is that it will "be out soon". 

Dizzy seems confident in the final product. He told us that he heard a few of the finished tracks recently and they sound great. [see full story for more, including Dizzy solo dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Priest CD Delay
antiMUSIC reports: Judas Priest announced that the release of their new studio album has been delayed. The CD was set for release on January 4, 2005 but now will hit stores on February 1st in North America and January 31st in the UK and Europe. 

In a posting to their official website, Judas Priest said the delay was caused by the record company requesting more time to put promotional efforts in place. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Anthrax Head South 
antiMUSIC reports: Anthrax are just about to complete their North American tour with Dio and Fireball Ministry with a West Coast leg next week. But they won't be off the road for long as the band announced this week a series of South American dates for February and March. 

The North American leg will conclude next week with stops in California (Anaheim, San Francisco and Los Angeles). The South American headlining tour is set to kick off on February 25th in Rio de Janeiro with more stops in Brazil, Argentina, Chili, Columbia, Costa Rica before three shows in Mexico where the tour will conclude on March 8th in Monterrey. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

A Perfect Murder Lose 3
antiMUSIC reports: A Perfect Murder have been forced to cancel their tour plans with Bury Your Dead and Scars of Tomorrow due to personnel change-ups. Lead guitarist Carl Bouchard (a.k.a. The Bouch) told fans via the groups' the official website that 3 of the five members have left the group. 

Although Bouch doesn't say specificially which members left the band he did give a hint when writing about which positions they are looking to fill. It appears that Kevin Lemire (guitar), Luc Verville (bass), and Frank Pellerin (vocals). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Metallica Vinyl Box Delay
antiMUSIC reports: Fans hoping to get their hands on the Metallica "Vinyl Box" next Tuesday(10/26) are going to have to wait a little longer. The band broke the bad news to fans via their official website last Friday (10/15) that "Due to manufacturing delays, the release of the vinyl box set has been postponed until November 23." 

Fan club members will not have to wait quite as long. The announcement stated, "if you are a Fan Club member and ordered through the Met Club website, your order will begin shipping to you the week of November 8th!!" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Maiden Euro Fest Dates
ironmaiden.com reports: Iron Maiden will be back on the road touring in Europe next summer with a series of Stadium and Festival headline shows. 

The full routing is in the final stages but the first three shows are announced now as they go on sale very soon. These are the 50,000 capacity Parc Des Princes Stadium, Paris on June 25th , the 55,000 capacity Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg on July 9th and Hartwall Arena, Helsinki on July 6th. Support will be announced at a later date. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

QOTSA Recording
Blabbermouth reports: Billboard.com is reporting that QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will return to the studio at the end of month to record two additional songs for their next Interscope album, due in March. According to the Josh Homme-led band's official web site, the tunes "Don't Need a Name" and "The Fun Machine Took a ---- & Died" join 18 songs that have already been put to tape for the set. "The boys did not want to wait for the record after this to record them," the site says.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Nugent Trial Set
Blabbermouth reports: Muskegon Chronicle is reporting that Ted Nugent's breach-of-contract lawsuit against Muskegon Summer Celebration has been scheduled for trial next March. 

Muskegon County Circuit Judge Timothy G. Hicks on Monday (Oct 18) set the jury trial for March 22, unless a settlement is reached at a pretrial settlement conference he set for March 11. 

Nugent, the self-styled "Motor City Madman," has sued Muskegon's summer festival and leading festival officials for canceling Nugent's scheduled June 2003 performance after a controversy arose over news reports about racial remarks Nugent allegedly made in a Denver radio interview May 5, 2003. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hellacopters EP
Blabbermouth reports: THE HELLACOPTERS' new mini-album, "Strikes Like Lightning", is being released through Universal. It contains six songs, all originals: "Turn the Wrong Key", "Take Me On", "A View From Nowhere", "Blinded by the Light", "Fiends & Frankensteins" and "On the Line".[see full story for more, including info on their 10th anniversary party]- Click Here for the Full Story 

SYL Set Release
Blabbermouth reports: Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have set "Alien" as the title of their upcoming album, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal. The follow-up to 2003's "SYL" is tentatively scheduled for release in March 2005 via Century Media Records. [see full story for more, including tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on GOREFEST Reform, Begin Work On New Material, GORY BLISTER Record DEATH Cover: Audio Available, AEROSMITH Coming To The Movies, TOMMY LEE: New Video Footage Available For Download, DIMMU BORGIR Frontman: It's Time To Recharge The Batteries and more click here to check it out

Franz Donate Winnings
Rockdirt reports: Franz Ferdinand guitarist Nick McCarthy tells Radio 1 they've decided how to spend their Mercury prize winner's £20,000 check. "It was just extra money that we didn't really plan to get, so I think that other people deserve it more than we do," he said. "But a friend of ours has just set up a charity for Sudan, so I think that's what we're going to do, a bit of it to there. I think we're going to split it up a bit - we wanna do something Glasgow based as well." - Click Here for the Full Story 

ill nino DVD Delay
The PRP reports: Ill Nino's forthcoming live DVD "Live From The Eye Of The Storm" has once again been bumped back, this time to a November 23rd release date via Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam. [see full story for tour news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hatebreed Prep New CD
The PRP reports: Hatebreed will be spending most of the month of November at home working on new material for their next album. Band frontman Jamey Jasta will also be putting the finishing touches on the upcoming debut effort from Icepick during the same as well.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: The PRP also has news on Schedule The Universe , Jacob's Plague, The End Of 0 , Devil Suffocates Inside , Tears Cradle Society's End, The Song Remains Injured and more click here to check it out

Bob Mould Tour
Pollstar reports: [Bob] Mould is going back out on the road to play old songs and new. He is also working on a new album called Body of Work, and this venture is supposed to give him a chance to woodshed the songs. 

The shakedown cruise took place at the 9:30 Club October 5th, and the real tour begins November 16th in Pittsburgh. There are nine dates on the books right now, including ones in Cleveland, Chicago and Philly, but more could be on the way. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Duran Duran Skip Collaborations
MTV reports: Duran Duran ultimately decided not to do any collaborations on the album, as they had been considering, with folks like Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani. "It would be a distraction," Taylor said. "We've never done that. And I love Gwen as a friend, but that would be a different journey, and it would be all anyone focused on, instead of us, the original five: our look, our sound, our style." [see full story for a lot more on the new CD]- Click Here for the Full Story 

MTV reports: The band most likely to make lemonade from lemons, New Found Glory will drop the DVD "This Disaster: Live in London" on November 23. The two-hour home video is so named because during the concert, the power went out. Instead of calling off the show, the band simply offered up an acoustic set. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MTV also has news on Green Day Promise Hits, Not Politics, On Idiot Tour, Kanye's Hook Singer, John Legend, Ready For The Spotlight, Britney Spears Announces She's Taking A Break From Her Career, 50 Cent's 'Locked And Loaded' To Be Helmed By Oscar-Nominated Director, Christina Applegate Gets 'Loopy' About 'Surviving Christmas,' 'Anchorman' Sequel and more click here to check it out

Aimee Mann Live CD/DVD
Chart Attack reports: Aimee Mann may still be searching for the level of popularity that she enjoyed with her former band Til Tuesday (who can resist "Voices Carry?"), but she has found dignity and critical acclaim with the incredible solo work that she's cranked out in the '90s and '00s. 

Mann will celebrate her solo career with the release of a live CD/DVD called Live At St. Ann's Warehouse on November 2. The album and concert film was captured during a set in Brooklyn, NY. Both the CD and DVD will feature songs from Mann's back catalogue, including her breakthough soundtrack for Magnolia. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Matthew Sweet Tour
Pitchfork reports: Though expressing delight at this news pegs me as an old-timer here at the Pitchfork Mansion, I nonetheless express my delight at the prospect of a Matthew Sweet tour, in support of the power-pop kingpin's two newest records, released simultaneously Lambchop/Guns N' Roses/Nelly/Tom Waits/Bright Eyes-style. Living Things was cut last year in the aftermath of Sweet's dalliance with Pete Droge and Shawn Mullins in the Thorns, and features collaborations with Smile second-banana Van Dyke Parks, while Kimi Ga Suki is actually the American debut of a Japan-only 2003 disc. The dates cover the good bit of the country, though he'll only be on the road for two weeks. Details: 

11-03 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
11-04 Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
11-05 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
11-06 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Pitchfork also has news on Broken Social Scene reveal additional details of their forthcoming new full-length, Futureheads to headline North American tour, Polyphonic Spree cover Lennon's 'Xmas', Pitchfork seeks editoral interns in Chicago, and more click here to check it out

Aiken Orchestra
BBC reports: American Idol singer Clay Aiken is to embark on a tour of the US with the backing of a full orchestra. 

The orchestral tour will support the release of his second album, following his debut, Measure Of A Man, which has sold 2.6 million copies in the US. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Show tunes?

Hendrix Bio on TV Tonight
Washington Times reports: The Biography Channel turns its eye on '60s rock icon Jimi Hendrix for an evening sure to bring some hazy memories back into focus. 

"Biography: Jimi Hendrix," airing at 9 tonight on the cable channel, highlights one of the world's best guitarists during his short, brilliant career. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

U2 iPods
Reuters reports: U2 and Apple Computer Inc. are expected to announce next week that they have signed a deal to sell custom iPods. 

According to a source, the Irish rock band's upcoming album "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," due Nov. 23 via Interscope Records, will come preloaded on iPods that will be available the week of street date. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Megadeth Add Canadian Dates
IAYM reports: Megadeth have tacked the following stops onto their upcoming "Blackmail The Universe" tour, which will see support from Earshot and Exodus: 

November 21st Winnipeg, Manitoba Burton Cummings 
November 22nd Regina, Saskatchewan Doris Knight Hall 
November 23rd Edmonton, Alberta Red's 
November 26th Vancouver, British Columbia Commodore Ballroom 
[see full story for more new dates including the North West US and Mexico]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Stuck Mojo DVD
IAYM reports: The first DVD of a two-part series chronicling the career of Stuck Mojo will see a release in late November. Entitled "Inside The Monster: The Evilution Of Stuck Mojo Vol. I", the effort will feature over three hours worth of audio and video material. [see full story for a link to extended info]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Powerman 5000 Dates, A Static Lullaby/Codeseven: More Stops Added, Devilinside join Suffocation/Behemoth Tour, Hot Hot Heat Guitarist Quits, Nine Inch Nails: "Bleed Through" Scrapped and more click here to check it out

Incantation Drummer Off Tour
incantation.com reports: Due to some personal issues, Kyle Severn is unable to participate in his drum duties for the upcoming Clash of Demigods European tour in Oct./Nov.. So the drums will be handled by Ilmar Uibo from the band Bloody Sign.

 Here is Kyle's explanation "My family was suddenly hit with the death of my Mother. She was very young and was a huge supporter of my metal lifestyle. She meant the world to me!!!! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

AMAs Add Maroon 5 & More
NMC reports: Just announced -- Maroon 5, Twista, Lenny Kravitz, John Mayer and American Idol winner Fantasia will perform at this year's American Music Awards (AMAs) show, which airs live November 14 on ABC. [see full story for more, including other performers]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Yellowcard DVD on Election Day
NMC reports: Yellowcard's "Beyond Ocean Avenue: Live At The Electric Factory" lands in stores on election day, November 2. The DVD features footage from the band's sold-out 2004 show at Philadelphia's Electric Factory. [see full story for more, including a preorder bonus offer]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Bridge School Benefit 
NMC reports: The 18th annual Bridge School Benefit concert takes place this weekend, October 23 and 24, in Mountain View, California, and the lineup is truly all-star. Bridge School Benefit Founder Neil Young, Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett will share the stage with Los Lonely Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals and Sonic Youth. This year's concert bill also features Tegan & Sara. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: NMC also has news on Mase to Play College Hip-Hop Festival, Young Buck, T.I., Juve Join Youngbloodz, The Killers Not a Strokes Tribute, Muse Adds More Tour Dates, Tim's Most Successful Year Ever and more click here to check it out

Polyphonic Lennon
Aversion reports: The Polyphonic Spree is laying plans to celebrate Christmas once again with its fans. 

The gospel-pop band recorded a cover of John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)," to be released as a b-side to its upcoming single, "2000 Places." The track also appears on Nettwerk's Maybe This Christmas, a collection of indie-rock holiday tunes. [see full story for more, including news on the group's annual holiday showcase ]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Rare Keane MP3
Aversion reports: Keane fans can end their hunt for a rare single now with a digital download. 

The band announced that "The Way You Want It," will now be available on iTunes and Metrotunes. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Suit Targets White Stripes, PWEI Regroups for Shows, Refused DVD Delayed, Stars Turn Out for SpongeBob Soundtrack, Most of A Perfect Murder Quits and more click here to check it out

Eminem Convention
liveDaily reports: Eminem will hype his forthcoming album and his new Sirius satellite radio station with an Oct. 28 event dubbed the 2004 Shady National Convention. 

The rapper will be performing at the event, which will take place at New York City's Roseland Ballroom. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Papa Roach Extend Tour
liveDaily reports: Papa Roach, which launches a North American trek on Thursday (10/21), has added more dates to the run. 

The group has filled a number of blanks in its November itinerary and has penciled in its first pair of December dates. New stops include a number of late-November shows in the South, as well as concerts in Montreal and Toronto. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

HD Bon Jovi
liveDaily reports: New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi are gearing up their promotional machine for the Nov. 16 release of the box set "100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong." 

Among the planned events surrounding the set's release is a Nov. 21 concert at The Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ. The show will air live on the high-definition cable networks INHD and INHD2--marking the first in a planned a series of concerts by major acts dubbed "INHD Center Stage"--and will also be webcast on Samsung's website. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Rarities-heavy Nirvana box set due in November, Megadeth forges more tour dates, splits with drummer, Cher says more goodbyes with additional tour dates, Briefly: Marc Almond, Luna, Eric Clapton, Travis, Nine Inch Nails' Reznor scraps album title, frames release date and more click here to check it out

Donnas Offer DualDisc Gold
Atlantic Records reports: The Donnas are releasing 50,000 limited edition versions of GOLD MEDAL on DualDisc, an amazing new technology that is CD on one side, DVD on the other. This is playable in 99% of all players. Only 50,000 copies of the 'Gold Medal' album will be released on DualDisc, when they're gone, they're gone! 

- The CD side has the full GOLD MEDAL album, 11 brand new songs. 

- The DVD side includes the video for 'Fall Behind Me' as well as a Making of the Video feature (also playable in surround sound), lyrics and credits. Plus the full album in 5.1 surround sound as well as hi-resolution 96khz/14-bit stereo. 

- The DualDisc aren't just about what's inside- the CD/DVD comes in a slipcase with a 'blacklight poster' version of the cover. 

Order the Limited Edition DualDisc album now at TowerRecords.com, Interpunk.com or Smartpunk.com and guarantee your copy of this too-cool-to-be-missed special edition of The Donnas 'GOLD MEDAL!' [see full story for more, including info on other special versions of the disc (vinyl etc). The regular CD hits stores next Tuesday.]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Be sure to check antiMUSIC on Thursday where the song of the day will be the first video from 'Gold Metal'.

Tom Freund's Copper Moon
press release (conqueroo) reports: Tom Freund, the critically hailed singer/songwriter who often accompanies himself on standup bass as well as guitar and piano, has completed his third album titled Copper Moon, set for release on January 25, 2005 on the indie Surf Road Records. 

Freund, who served as the disc's principal producer, believes that this work best represents his artistic vision: "I was trying to make an album which like Tupelo Honey was about capturing the moment." 

On Cooper Moon, Freund takes listeners on a captivating noctural trip down Americana's lonesome highways and back alleys from the Stonesian funky rock'n'roll of "Mercury" to the jazzy, Tom Waits-meets-Joe Honry vibe of "Comfortable In Your Arms," before concluding with the sublime Jackson Browne-like ballad "New Moon Of The 7th Sun."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush Return
press release (chipster) reports: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush return with the new two-CD concert album 'RealLIVE!' scheduled for release on November 9, 2004, via Canada-based Just A Minute/Justin Time Records. It is the first release for the Montreal-based guitarist/vocalist in three years, and it reunites him with longtime friend Jim West -- president of Justin Time Records, who once was the first-ever Mahogany Rush tour manager and one of the few people in the music business he truly and completely trusts. 

Marino and his Mahogany Rush lineup of rhythm guitarist Mick Layne, bass guitarist Peter Dowse and drummer Josh Trager recorded 'RealLIVE!' on September 8, 2001, at Club Soda in Montreal. The show was more than 3 1/2 hours long and the highlights are captured on two CDs stuffed to capacity with Marino's distinctively hypnotic blend of hard rock, psychedelic rock, jazz and blues.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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