Ozzy Vs Cowell
Mirror.co.uk reports: OZZY and Sharon Osbourne have launched a fierce attack on her fellow X Factor presenter Simon Cowell.
Sharon, who has accused Cowell of rigging the result of the hit ITV talent show, said: "Ozzy warned me at the beginning 'You're not going to win'.
"Even if I had The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix, I still wouldn't f*****g win."
Furious Ozzy, 55, said: I'll break his f*****g nose.
The row has been simmering since Cowell branded the Osbournes' daughter Kelly "ugly and talentless".
It boiled over after Sharon became convinced that she had been "stitched up" by Cowell on the X Factor. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Van Halen Breaking Up
Melodic Rock reports: Rumors flared again last week after Hagar appeared on US radio station KSHE, stating in an interview that he thought the Van Halen re-union was fun, but it bought closure to that chapter. He went on to voice his unhappiness with the high ticket prices from the tour and how he wished some members of the band were into fan interaction as much as he was. It was implied that once the current dates were completed, Hagar would return to touring with The Waboritas and the future of VH would again be up in the air.
What really is going on? What's next for Van Halen?
The reality is that at this point - no one knows. But I for one am not hopeful of anything continuing once this leg of the 2004 tour concludes.[see full story for a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Sum 41 Illness
MTV reports: Bronchitis and laryngitis are to blame for sidelining Sum 41's Deryck Whibley over the weekend. Scrapped shows in Vancouver (October 22); Salem, Oregon (October 23); and Spokane, Washington (October 24) are expected to be rescheduled in the new year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Rollins Rocks Shatner
MTV reports: Henry Rollins and Joe Jackson made surprise appearances during William Shatner's performance Friday in Los Angeles. Shatner took the stage after Ben Folds' 90-minute set and read spoken word over music provided by Folds, who produced the actor's new album. - Click Here for the Full Story
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Reuters reports: Teen actress Lindsay Lohan has been hospitalized in Los Angeles for treatment of a high fever, her spokeswoman said on Monday.
The 18-year-old star of the teen film comedy "Mean Girls" was admitted to the hospital over the weekend after being ill for several days and running a temperature as high as 103 degrees Fahrenheit, her publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, told Reuters. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Doherty Trashes Art
Ananova reports: Pete Doherty has been banned from London's Groucho Club after wrecking a modern artwork worth £100,000.
The ex-Libertines singer tore the metal sculpture from the ceiling and it disintegrated on the floor.
Pete was performing a charity gig in the restaurant on Saturday with his other band Babyshambles reports The Sun. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
That reality TV show with Pete and Courtney Love sounds more fun as times goes by... Come on MTV you know it would be a hit!
Simon and Garfunkel CD/DVD
Ananova reports: DVD and CD sets are to be released of Simon and Garfunkel's triumphant 2003 reunion tour.
Old Friends: Live on Stage will be released as a DVD, a double-CD set and a deluxe edition with both formats in November. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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U2 X 4
liveDaily reports: "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," U2's first new album since 2000's "All That You Can't Leave Behind," will be available in four different configurations, the band has announced.
In addition to a standard CD, the group will also issue a CD/DVD version that will include a documentary titled "U2 and 3 Songs."..
A third version, tagged as the "Deluxe Limited Edition," will include the CD and DVD, as well as a full-color, hardbound book...
The group also plans to issue a vinyl version of the set. [see full story for the details on these different version]- Click Here for the Full Story
Ashlee Lip Sync Excuse
liveDaily reports: [A bit of a follow up to the story in yesterday's Day in Rock about Ashlee Simpson's lip sync adventure on SNL.] In a Monday (10/25) interview on New York City radio station Z100 FM, Joe Simpson, Ashlee's father and manager, said that he convinced Ashlee to use backing tracks when acid reflux caused her vocal cords to swell.
"[Ashlee] sang in the rehearsal--there's a full rehearsal right before the show, which is with a live audience--and by the end of that time she was so scratchy and her throat was hurting her so bad she started crying," Joe Simpson said. "We called ... her doctor in L.A.; he said, 'Don't let her sing.' I said, 'There's no way I can not let her sing--we've got to sing the show.'
"So we made the decision to pull up backing tracks to help her push through the song, because otherwise she would've sounded just like a frog--and no one wants to hear a frog on 'Saturday Night Live' unless it's a skit." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Was that even 15 minutes?
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Zep Bio To Air
Day in Rock reports: A&E Networks will show a Led Zeppelin edition of their Biography program on Dec 1st. Here is how the show is being billed: The story of the top rock band that got its name when drummer Keith Moon predicted how the band would go over with audiences after hearing their demo tapes. Led Zeppelin's first album reached number 10 on the charts in 1969, and their popularity continued to grow with each subsequent album. But they were among the most hedonistic of all rock bands, and their indulgences led to a series of tragedies that ultimately broke up the band. However, they rank second only to The Beatles in sales. [see full story for more info]- Click Here for the Full Story
KISS Rock School
GeneSimmons.com reports: [A posting for Gene $immons] Today, shooting begins on my 6 episodic television series ROCK SCHOOL. This is a television series that will mostly take place in England. They're filming at my home today and then I'll fly over to the UK where I'll be teaching 12 year olds in their schools how to form a rock band. We will show the auditions for the band, putting individuals into a group together, showing them how to rock and actually writing a song. So far, no info on whether this will be shown in the U.S. - Click Here for the Full Story
Slayer Blood Dates
BW&BK reports: SLAYER has announced the cities on the group's upcoming Jagermeister Music Tour that will include the Wall Of Blood. At these select shows (determined by each venue's technical specifications) during Slayer's classic song 'Raining Blood', the band, their instruments, and the stage will be drenched by a downpour of "blood." The Wall of Blood will rain more than 150 litres of theatrical blood over an area measuring from 32-feet to 40-feet wide (determined by the size of the venue's stage), 25-feet high, and six-feet deep. The device is a dedicated truss and sprinkler system that utilizes a unique pump technology, and was designed exclusively for Slayer by UK-based Hangman Productions. [see full story for more details including the dates]- Click Here for the Full Story
LA Guns Demos
BW&BK reports: Tomorrow (Oct 26th), Deadline Music will issue L.A. GUNS - Hollywood Raw - The Original Sessions.
This double CD set will feature the following tracklisting:
Disc 1: 'SoHo', 'Nothing To Lose', 'Bitch Is Back', 'Down In The City', 'Electric Gypsy', 'Instrumental', 'Guilty', 'Hollywood Tease', 'Sex Action', 'Midnight Alibi', 'One More Reason', 'One Way Ticket', 'Shoot For Thrills', 'Winter's Fool' and 'Alice In The Wasteland'. [see full story for disc two tracks and a link to the cover art]- Click Here for the Full Story
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BOD On Hold
Blabbermouth reports: BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION have announced plans to go on hiatus next year while bassist Nikki Sixx concentrates on the MÖTLEY CRÜE reunion tour. In an online posting, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION guitarist Tracii Guns (ex-L.A. GUNS) wrote, "So, what do Scot, London and I do for the next year. Well, Ill tell ya. We are gonna go tour and write more tunes for the next BRIDES album. Whos gonna play bass?? Well, of course, Stevo Bruno is gonna play bass. As we set out on our journey we will not be called the BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Didn't Nikki say the Reunion wasn't happening?
Metallica DVD Confirmed
Blabbermouth reports: METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has confirmed the January 2005 arrival of the DVD version of the group's acclaimed documentary, "Some Kind of Monster". "January 2005 is when the DVD is coming out, with the obligatory, you know, 47 extra hours of crap that nobody cares about or should see," Ulrich told Launch Radio Networks.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
South Park Korn
Blabbermouth reports: KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will be presenting a special "South Park" Halloween episode this Thursday (Oct. 28) on Comedy Central at 9:30 p.m. EST. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Zutons Axe Tour
NME reports: THE ZUTONS have postponed the rest of their tour after pulling out of a show in CAMBRIDGE.
The band are currently on a UK tour in support of their debut album 'Who Killed The Zutons'.
However, a spokesperson for the band has told NME.COM the rest of the tour will now not take place. He said: "The Zutons have been forced to cancel their show at Shepherd's Bush Empire tomorrow (Tuesday 26th October) as well as the remaining dates on their current UK tour.
"Drummer Sean Payne was struck down by a severe viral infection at the weekend. Although sick, he played through the set in Sheffield on Saturday. He was unable to get out of bed the following day and a doctor advised him not to perform on the remaining dates. Their Cambridge show last night was also cancelled." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Charlatans New Voice
NME reports: THE CHARLATANS have extended their December tour and revealed their forthcoming single plans.
The limited edition single ‘Loving You Is Easy' is released on December 20, and sees frontman Tim Burgess leave the vocals to someone else for the first time.
Keyboardist Tony Rogers is the lead vocalist on the track, the final single to be taken from album ‘Up At The Lake'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Lambgoat reports: Details for the upcoming Stillborn Fest shows (the yearly series put together by Jamey Jasta and Stillborn Records) have been revealed. There will be three shows, Philadelphia, New York, and Worcester. Here's the latest info:
12/26 Philadelphia PA @ the Electric Factory
Full Blown Chaos
Love Is Red
The Autumn Offering
Forever I Burn
[see full story for details on the other shows]- Click Here for the Full Story
Pitchfork reports: A box set dedicated to Mark Sandman, one of independent music's great tragic figures, is poised for release on November 16th. Sandbox spreads 31 songs across two compact discs to chart the legacy of Mark Sandman, who fronted a number of Boston-based combos-- most notably, Treat Her Right and Morphine. Sandman masterminded the concept of "low rock," the slide-bass/sax/drums/no-use-for-a-goddamn-guitar setup that scored Morphine a handful of minor modern rock radio hits back in the mid-90s, in addition to the time-honored bounty of critical acclaim, and oh yeah, an incredibly rabid fanbase. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Wilco To Drop The Ball
Pitchfork reports: Wilco has gleefully sprung an "October Surprise" upon us all: a post on WilcoWorld.net has just announced a headlining New Year's Eve blowout at none other than Madison Square Garden, with The Flaming Lips and Sleater-Kinney as co-headliners (the latter of whom we haven't heard from in quite some time-- fingers crossed for new material). Small pieces of paper admitting entrance to the gig go on sale via Ticketmaster November 5th, but the Wilco site will point you in the direction of an Internet pre-sale beginning Monday, November 1st. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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DualDiscs Hit Stores
Variety reports: Warner Music Group will become the first major label to unveil the CD-DVD combo DualDisc by releasing today Simple Plan's "Still Not Getting Any ..." (Lava) and the Donnas' "Gold Medal" (Atlantic).
The technology allows a single disc to have a CD on one side and DVD on the other; format is the first that all the major labels have agreed to work with simultaneously since the invention of the compact disc ( Daily Variety, Oct. 1, 2003). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Linkin Park Award
AP reports: This time Ashlee Simpson sang it for real.
The 19-year-old pop artist was among a slew of stars who played Monday during the 2004 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
Usher and Linkin Park took home two honors each. Usher won Hip-Hop Artist of the Year and Hip-Hop Song of the Year. Linkin Park grabbed the Alternative Rock Song of the Year and Rock Artist of the Year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
AP reports: Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group are teaming up to launch a new firm to manage how the two major recording companies track artists' music royalties.
The joint venture, tentatively named Royalty Services, should take over initial processing of song royalties for the companies within two years, Tsvi Gal, chief information officer for Warner Music Group, said Monday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Rod No 1?
Reuters reports: When Rod Stewart and Clive Davis decided to inaugurate the singer's J Records deal with a collection of gems from the Great American Songbook, did you ever imagine that repertoire would become a franchise for the British rocker? Now Stewart's third such album in three years is on the verge of being his first No. 1 album in 25 years.
His "Stardust . . . The Great American Songbook Volume III" is the hottest seller among the releases that hit stores Oct. 19. First-day numbers have chart hawks predicting an opening week of at least 250,000 copies, with some close to the album thinking it could reach 275,000. Sales data will be issued Wednesday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Local H Alive
IAYM reports: Local H recorded their recent stops in Chicago and Georgia for inclusion on a possible future live release. Meanwhile, the group are planning to release the next single from their latest album "Whatever Happened To P.J. Soles?" in January- Click Here for the Full Story
Soilwork Nearly Done Recording
IAYM reports: Soilwork frontman Bjorn "Speed" Strid has posted an update on the group's progress with their upcoming new studio album, here's the latest: "...I nailed down my last screamy vocals today and my whole body is aching like i´ve been run over by a truck.. Sven has some stuff left to do with the keys. We will start to mix the album this week, can´t wait to hear the final result.. goodnight metalheads, wherever you are...All my best, Speed" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Live Best of Plans
IAYM reports: Live are releasing a new CD/DVD collection entitled "Awake: The Best Of Live" on November 02nd, which includes a previously unreleased track entitled 'We Deal In Dreams'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Stig Sewell RIP
Aversion reports: [Icons] of Filth singer Andrew "Stig" Sewell died Saturday, after complaining of an illness at a show.
Sewell and his act were playing a show in Hackney, England, when the singer cut the set short, complaining of illness. He retreated outside the squat at which the band was playing, then collapsed at approxamately 3:10 a.m.
No official cause of death has been announced, though many suspect it was either heart failure or a brain hemorrhage. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Aversion reports: You could write all day about the thousands of bands that The Clash influenced, but now, you can take a glimpse at the bands that helped it form its sound on a compliation put together by the band's bassist.
Paul Simonon pulled together Revolution Rock: A Clash Of Reggae, Rock & R'n'B for Trojan Records in early 2005. The compilation includes not only songs that helped the band form its sound, but original versions of songs that the Last Angry Band covered. [see full story for tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story
Bad Religion Thesis
Aversion reports: If you like those big words in Bad Religion songs, you're going to mess yourself when you read singer Greg Graffin's doctoral thesis.
The singer announced that he'll publish his recently completed thesis which chronicles the conflict between the Church and science -- particularly models of evolution. And while it sounds a lot like Dan Brown's Angels and Demons without the assassination of cardinals and Roman treasure hunt, it's supposed to be published before the Holidays, which is more than we can hope for with Robert Langdon. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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Roxy Saint DVD
press release (m80) reports: She's not signed with a major record label, her songs are not on the radio, her videos are not wall-to-wall on MTV. Nevertheless, five of ROXY SAINT's videos are in the Top 30 of iFilm's Top Rock/Pop Videos of All Time.** Her video for "F*ck Song" is number three on that chart - higher than videos by U2, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna, Korn, and The White Stripes. And, get this - since February, iFilm alone has streamed "on demand" nearly a half-million requests for her videos.
A Los Angeles-based singer, musician, guerrilla filmmaker and performance artist, Roxy Saint is confrontational, provocative, flirtatious, and sexy. Her debut release, the DVD The Underground Personality Tapes is currently available at her own www.roxysaint.com, and will be in-stores November 2, 2004 on the Star Blue TV label with national distribution through ADA. While Roxy was offered traditional record deals, she turned down all offers down, opting instead to do things her way - the DVD. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Fear Factory Keep Busy
press release (chipster) reports: FEAR FACTORY is on a mission; a mission to infiltrate America's infrastructure by way of numerous multimedia channels. Having already circled the globe twice in support of their acclaimed Billboard Top 30 charting Liquid 8 Records debut Archetype, which has moved over 100,000 units in its relatively short shelf-time, the band is gearing up to invade North America's stages once again, this time co-headlining with aggro-metal incumbents Lamb of God. However, this is merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg for one of the hardest working bands in hard rock today.
A subsequent video for "Bite The Hand That Bleeds" was recently filmed and includes excerpts from Saw in a conceptual fashion. Look for it on hard rock video programming throughout the country very soon.
FEAR FACTORY's next endeavor will be released on November 16th in the form of a CD Maxi Single with Bonus DVD EP, entitled Bite The Hand That Bleeds And Related Archetypal Imagery. [see full story for more info on this including bonus material and for the current tour dates]
Simultaneously to this, FEAR FACTORY is working on an upcoming covers album of tracks that influenced them over the years, and they are hammering out ideas for the inevitable remix version of the Archetype album "a concept the band is famous for." Guitarist Christian Olde-Wolbers has also recently announced the confirmation of a COW Signature Guitar series he secured through Jackson Guitars. - Click Here for the Full Story
Manson' Next Wife
reader submission reports: [The following email was sent to us so we thought we would pass it on] Contact an astrologer who will confirm what follows, these events are also written in the tarot and on the lines of my hand. My date of birth: May 20, 1972 8:10AM Marseilles.
I am the future wife of Brian Warner (Marilyn Manson) and us 2, we will pass the remainder nowadays together, I will appear in the whole world by my work and our couple...
I TELL YOU SIMPLY THE TRUTH.
1000 KISSES, TO THAT WHICH WILL READ ME
Mrs Brian Nathalie A WARNER L'OMEGA 69.- Click Here for the Full Story
press release (ken phillips group) reports: Over the past three years, Riddlin' Kids' sound has evolved into a full blown rock explosion and a significant departure from the polished earlier pop punk melodies of their previous two releases. The latest issue of Threat magazine raves "Stop The World is smart, hummable and energetic- What more could you want? A-"
"Stop The World" is the first single from Riddlin' Kids new album of the same name and is already a hit on alternative & modern rock radio.
Catch the Riddlin' Kids as they kick-off another North American tour beginning November 10 with fellow rockers Lit and Denver Harbour.
6 - Sanctuary - San Antonio, TX
10 - The Ranch Bowl - Omaha, NE
11 - The Dakota - Sioux Falls, SD
12 - Playmakers Pavillion - Fargo, ND
13 - The Quest-Ascot Room - Minneapolis, MN
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Scum of the Earth Tour
press release reports: Scum of the Earth, the monstrous new breakout band from ex-Rob Zombie guitarist Riggs, announced today they will embark on a nationwide tour supporting their Eclipse Records debut, "Blah... Blah... Blah..." Love Songs for the New Millennium." The tour will commence October 26, the very day the albums drops, canvas most of the U.S. and venture into Canada. Riggs recorded Blah... with an all-star cast of friends including Zombie drummer John Tempesta (White Zombie, Rob Zombie) and his brother Mike Tempesta (guitar, Powerman 5000) marking the first time the brothers have played together on record, SOAD drummer John Dolmayan, as well as Clay Others (bass) and more. On tour, Riggs will be flanked by Adema guitarist Ransom, PM5K drummer Adrian Ost and Others.
10/26 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky
10/28 - San Francisco, CA - The Pound
10/29 - Portland, OR - The U&I Bar and Grill
10/30 - Seattle, WA - Catwalk
10/31 - Eugene, OR - Wow Hall
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