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Day In Rock 10/28:  Staind Sued- When Love Attacks- Britney With Child- KISS Vs KISS- Rage- Canada Denies Vehemence- Glenn  Hughes- Radiohead- Hatebreed- Unearth- Collective Soul- dredge- R. Kelly- Exhumed- Aerosmith- Wallflowers- Tom Petty- Shadows Fall-  H.I.M.- Rod Tops Chart- Outkast- McCartney- Clapton/Robert Johnson DVD- Glastonbury To Honor Peel- Husker Du Reunite- more
Compiled by Keavin Wiggins
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Beyond Silly News: Britney Pregnant 
Ananova reports: Britney Spears is reportedly pregnant. 

The star, 22 - on holiday in Fiji with dancer husband Kevin Federline, 26 - was said to be "excited" at the prospect of her first child. 

A source told US Weekly Magazine: "Kevin himself called with the good news." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Follow-up 10-29: MuchMusic reported after this story was originally posted that Britney's spokesperson said the pop star is not with child. Click here for that follow-up story.

Collective Soul Go It Alone
Reuters reports: Collective Soul, famed for such hit songs as "Shine" and "Gel," sold more than 7 million albums during the '90s at Atlantic Records. But by mutual agreement, the group parted ways with its label in 2000. 

"To be honest, we were tired of not being appreciated," Collective Soul vocalist Ed Roland says. "We escaped each other . . . We almost went right in and got a deal, but we came up with the bright idea, 'Let's do it ourselves."' 

After a hiatus, Collective Soul, using its own funds, recorded the album "Youth," which the band will issue Nov. 16 on its own imprint, El Music Group, through Warner-owned indie Alternative Distribution Alliance. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Staind Sued
MTV reports: An Ohio musician has filed a petition in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office against Staind, claiming that the band obtained legal use of the name Staind through fraudulent practices. If Jon Stainbrook, who fronted a band called the Stain, wins, Aaron Lewis' band could be forced to change its name. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MTV also has news on Britney DVD Has Alternate Takes Of Her Videos, Plus More Skin, Lindsay Lohan Released From Hospital, Feeling 'Much Better', Ashlee Pokes Fun At Self, Lip-Synch Flap: 'It's So Silly', Missy Elliott, R. Kelly Helping Fantasia With Her Debut LP, Fugees To Reunite In The Studio Once Hill Finishes Solo LP and more click here to check it out

When Love Attacks
The Australian reports: RAGING US rocker Courtney Love poured whiskey over a female musician, hurled the bottle at her head and scarred her with her nails in a terrifying early morning attack, a court was told today. 

Musician Kristin King made the claim at a hearing in Los Angeles at which the legally embattled Love was ordered to stand trial on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon against King. 

An "angry, vicious and erratic" Love laid into King after finding her sleeping on the couch of Love's ex-boyfriend Jim Barber in Los Angeles on April 25 this year, King told the judge. 

After hearing the evidence, the judge ordered that Love, who is free on $US150,000 ($200,000) bail, must stand trial and told her to return to court on November 10 to be arraigned. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

KISS Vs KISS
Blabbermouth reports: Paul Stanley: "Gene has the right to do whatever he chooses. Sometimes he likes to compare me or KISS to a jealous girlfriend; it's probably to give the impression that he's doing something that he's envied for. Most of Gene's outside projects never amount to anything, so there's not a whole lot to be jealous of. I don't think there's anything wrong with striking out when you get up to bat, I just don't understand pointing to the bleachers every time before you do. It makes me uncomfortable. For me it's like seeing a family member do something that you find embarrassing for both of you. The truth is strictly in terms of 'cash in pocket,' the most financially successful and lucrative outside project was me doing 'Phantom', period.[see full story for a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rage Balls Burst
Blabbermouth reports: In a recent interview with Rockdetector.com's David Borgioli-Jones, RAGE maniman Peavy Wagner described exactly what happened to guitarist Victor Smolski earlier this year that caused the band to cancel several European shows. An excerpt from the interview follows: 

Rockdetector.com: How is Victor now? 

Peavy Wagner: "At first he was really close to death, but he has recovered completely." 

Rockdetector.com: He was in hospital for a while, what were the operations for exactly? 

Peavy Wagner: "His testicle was broken up you know." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Someone tell me this is a spinal tap moment
 
 

Canada Denies Vehemence
Blabbermouth reports: Due to circumstances beyond their control, Arizona-based melodic death metallers VEHEMENCE were unable to play their previously announced Toronto show at Club Rockit on Wednesday, October 27. "Big disappointment for us, as this is our second Toronto show we were unable to play," the band said in a statement. "Last time our vocalist Nathan got really sick on tour and we had to cancel our remaining dates. This time is more about the politics, lack of extra fee notice, and how f***ing hard Canada makes it to get into their country to just play a show. We are extremely sorry to any fans we might have let down. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Glenn Hughes Tour Off
Blabbermouth reports: The previously announced GLENN HUGHES/CHAD SMITH U.K. tour in December has been cancelled, according to a posting at GHPG.net. "We will be rescheduling the dates for February 2005 as Glenn Hughes solo shows, before we undertake a long Glenn Hughes European tour which will run until early April 2005," the posting continues. 

"Unfortunately, Chad has had to pull out due to the recording of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' new album running behind schedule. 

"Chad is absolutely devastated; he did everything he could to make this tour happen, as well as trying every option available so that we would avoid having to cancel. Sadly, the fact remains that his schedule just does not allow us the opportunity to do the tour with him. 

"Glenn, however, will tour the U.K. in February 2005...[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on JON OLIVA'S PAIN: First Tour Dates Announced , MUDVAYNE Name New Album, SHADOWS FALL Featured Guests On Halloween Edition Of 'Headbanger's Ball', INTERNAL BLEEDING: Guitarist CHRIS PERVELIS Rejoins The Fold, STEVEN TYLER, STEVE VAI-Backed Scholarship Winners Announced and more click here to check it out

Radiohead Orchestra
Aversion reports: Radiohead's songs are once again getting a classical makeover, thanks to pianist Christopher O'Riley. 

O'Riley's Christopher O'Riley Plays Radiohead collects classical piano interpretations of Radiohead numbers. Due out early next year from World Village Records, the album follows on the heels of True Love Waits, O'Riley's initial attempt at channelling the British art-pop band's music through classical keyboards. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hatebreed Tour Expands
The PRP reports: Additional dates have been unveiled for Hatebreed's upcoming run with Sick Of It All, Full Blown Chaos and No Warning, they are as follows:
December 04th Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
December 06th West Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
December 10th Tallahassee, FL - The Beta Bar
December 13th San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Unearth Recording
The PRP reports: Unearth will be hitting the studio immediately to record some new material for an upcoming Metal Blade release, which according to the band "will remain a secret for now." - Click Here for the Full Story 
dredge in April
The PRP reports: dredg are said to now be eyeing an April release via Interscope for their upcoming new album. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: The PRP also has news on Don't Cover So Close To Me, More Dates Projected, Another Soundtrack, Negative Defeat, Video Beating Baby and more click here to check it out

R. Kelly's New Job
MuchMusic reports: R. Kelly spent three hours working the drive-through window of a McDonald's in St. Louis, Missouri last Saturday night. Spokespeople for the singer have confirmed reports that the singer "chatted up the manager" of the fast food joint and ended up taking customers' orders late into the night. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MuchMusic also has news on Shady Vs. Dubya , Madonna Swept Away Again, Canadian Nomination News, Vibe Courting Controversy?, Ashlee's Dad Gets Defensive and more click here to check it out

Exhumed See Double DVD
Exhumed.us reports: Well, in the spirit of all things Exhumed, the band's optimism has outstripped their productivity. The Exhumed boys are still in the middle of the process of compiling archival footage for the DVD. The good news is that the project has been expanded to be a double DVD. Disc one will feature live clips from throughout the band's history, as well as interview footage with members past and present. The second disc will feature full live sets, to be recorded in Los Angeles and Europe during the first half of 2005... 

In the meantime, lacking a DVD release, another project is taking shape. Having long been a thought in the back of the band's collective heads, Exhumed is readying a full-length album of cover songs. The working title of the album is at this time: Regurgitated Requiems: Garbage Daze Re-Regurgitated. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Aerosmith DVD Tracks
RIFTrock reports: Below is the upcoming track listing for Aerosmith's Live DVD entitled "You Gotta Move" that is due out November 23rd through Columbia. 

track listing:
01. Toys in the Attic
02. Love in an Elevator
03. Road Runner
04. Baby, Please Don't Go
05. Cryin'
06. The Other Side
07. Back in the Saddle
08. Draw the Line
09. Dream On
10. Stop Messin' Around
11. Jaded
12. I Don't Want To Miss a Thing
13. Sweet Emotion
14. Never Loved a Girl
15. Walk This Way
16. Train Kept a Rollin'
- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: RIFTrock also has news on King Diamond Spring Tour Dates, Numbers For Opening Week Releases, Velvet Revolver Live Video, Dave Witte Joins Municipal Waste, Agnostic Front Europe Tour Dates and more click here to check it out

Wallflowers Rock Troops
liveDaily reports: The Wallflowers will play a Halloween-weekend concert aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, which is heading home to San Diego after five months of deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. 

The band plans to play two full sets, enabling most of the crew to attend a show. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Tom Petty Bio
liveDaily reports: Tom Petty has signed a publishing contract with Omnibus Press, which plans to release the first authorized biography of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer in time for the 2005 holiday season. 

Dubbed "Conversations with Tom Petty," the book is being written by Paul Zollo.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Raphael Saadiq supports sophomore album with live shows, Gary Allan cancels concerts after wife's suicide, Willie Nelson keeps up touring schedule as new album surfaces, Briefly: U2, Eminem, Vanessa Williams, Ashlee Simpson, Fatboy Slim promises unique 'Palookaville' shows and more click here to check it out

Shadows Fall MTV Halloween
Metal-Rules reports: SHADOWS FALL will be featured guests on this week's Headbangers Ball special Halloween edition, set to air on MTV2 this Saturday night Oct. 30th at 10PM EST/7PM PST. The show will be composed of interviews and segments of the band playing live taken exclusively from the Blood Rayne 2 release party filmed at the Los Angeles House of Blues last Thursday, Oct. 21st.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
H.I.M. USA
Pollstar reports: Finnish goth rockers H.I.M. are coming to give the U.S. a taste of the Nordic winter with a three-week tour, kicking off November 12 in Worcester, Mass. The band - whose name stands for His Infernal Majesty - will hit theatres and clubs along the East Coast and across the country to California, where they'll wrap at The Wiltern LG in Los Angeles December 4. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rod Tops Chart
E! Online reports: For the first time since Jimmy Carter sat in the White House and Star Wars had no sequels, Rod Stewart has the nation's number one album. 

The croaky-voiced crooner's latest collection of standards, Stardust...The Great American Songbook: Volume III sold 240,000 for the week ended Sunday, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures out Wednesday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Web Smart Bands
Reuters reports: By one measure of their success, chart-topping rockers The Darkness have sold enough song downloads, T-shirts and thongs on their official Web site http://www.TheDarknessRock.com to nearly finance their next recording. 

British rock band Marillion has gone a step further. Since striking off on its own in 2000, the band has used its online site, http://marillion.com, to raise over 500,000 pounds ($913,200) from fans to finance its last two albums and support its first North American tour since 1995. 

"The Internet is our savior. Without it, we wouldn't be what we are today. It's really turned the business around," said Lucy Jordache, the band's marketing manager. 

In what is believed to be a Web first, Marillion has twice raised the money needed to record a studio album by convincing devoted fans to buy the album up front -- in both cases shelling out money a year before they could hear it. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Outkast Digital Champs
Reuters reports: Hip-hip duo OutKast took top honors on Wednesday as the recording industry handed out its first awards for music sold through Internet-music services like Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes. 

The flamboyant Atlanta duo's "Hey Ya!" collected a multi-platinum award for downloads of at least 400,000, while "The Way You Move" and "Roses" won platinum awards for sales of more than 200,000 each. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Backstage With McCartney
ArrowFM reports: A new book that chronicles life on the road with Paul McCartney during his last world tour is due in stores next week. Published November 1st in the United States, Each One Believing: On Stage, Off Stage and Backstage is McCartney's concept, which is to take the reader behind the scenes of a major music tour. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story

Wonder if it will include the row Paul had with his crew over them eating meat. 

Clapton/Robert Johnson DVD
ArrowFM reports: On December 7th, Warner Brothers will release a CD/DVD package called Sessions For Robert J. An audio/video companion to Eric Clapton's Me and Mr. Johnson album released this year, the album features 11 tracks. The DVD is a performance/documentary with 14 tracks from which the 11 CD selections were taken. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: ArrowFM also has news on Springsteen Continues Rocking For Kerry, Who Are The Richest Dead Artists?, Jagger Back in the Producer's Chair, Keef Set To Play Depp's Father in Pirates Sequel, Queen Fail To Convince German Court of Origin and more click here to check it out

Glastonbury To Honor Peel
Ananova reports: Glastonbury Festival's new bands tent will be renamed the John Peel Stage in tribute to the veteran BBC Radio 1 DJ, who died yesterday aged 65. 

"It's very appropriate because it's all the sort of music that John would have chosen," Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis said. 

Eavis recalled Peel's huge influence on the festival, attributing The Smiths' landmark 1984 performance to the DJ. "He chose a band and he made it succeed," said Eavis reports BBC online. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Destiny's Child studio 'nightmare', Kylie and Dannii to buy French home, Bon Jovi's new album on the way, Robbie working on new album and more click here to check it out

SpongeBob Preview
press release (cornerstone digital) reports: Bigger... Squarier... Spongier... and he loves The Flaming Lips! Give the official SpongeBob SquarePants movie soundtrack e-card a click to hear new music from The Flaming Lips, Wilco, and the sponge himself! You can also watch the movie trailers, download buddy icons and wallpapers, and much more. [see full story to check it out]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Husker Du Reunite For Karl
Star Tribune reports: Any number of Soul Asylum songs could have described Thursday's historic Rock for Karl concert at the Quest nightclub in Minneapolis, which benefited the band's cancer-survivor bassist Karl Mueller. 

"Never Really Been" would fit the unprecedented lineup of Twin Cities rock luminaries. 

"Runaway Train" might have summed up some of the musical free-for-alls onstage. Best of all, "Sometime to Return" suited the show's reunion vibe, which included the first onstage pairing of Bob Mould and Grant Hart since their influential trio Hüsker Dü broke up 16 years ago. 

The 5½-hour show was a who's-who lineup of the celebrated local scene of the 1980s and early '90s when the Twin Cities was ground zero for indie rock. All the stars showed up for the sold-out fundraiser: ex-Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg, a reunited Gear Daddies, a makeshift lineup of Golden Smog, plus the ever-resilient Soul Asylum. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Thanks to David L for sending info on this in. He gives us a quick review of the reunion "They did two songs together (Never Talking to You Again and Hardly Getting Over It) at the end of Mould's set. This 'reunion' was unannounced, and supposedly, unplanned. The crowd went apes***."
 
 

A Perfect Circle Preview
Day in Rock reports: A Perfect Circle is offering their fans the perfect gift, a preview of tracks from the forthcoming eMOTIVe CD. The online preview includes commentary from frontman Maynard James Keenan. Click the full story link to check out today's preview track "People Are People" (Depeche Mode cover)- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
 
 

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