Day In Rock 10/29:  Stern Vs Colin Powell- Snoop's Doors Remix- Ozzy Maid Theft- Slayer Slams Megadeth- Deicide- Exodus Injury- Ill Nino Tour Off- Rammstein- Rod's Raw Deal- Mudvayne- Darkest Hour- NIN With Teeth- Bear Vs Shark- Buffett Benefit- Jay-Z/Linkin Park Mash-Up- Franz DIY- Sparta- SYL- Opeth- Def Leppard- Britney Not Pregnant- A Static Lullaby- Manic Vs White Stripes- Marc Almond- Metal Church- more
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Stern Vs Colin Powell
AP reports: Foul-mouthed radio personality Howard Stern has another Powell to reckon with: Secretary of State Colin Powell. The nation's top diplomat came to the defense of his son, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell, after Stern said the younger Powell only got the job because of his family name. 

Colin Powell labeled the accusation "just so much nonsense." "My son is an enormously qualified individual, and I think he has served — if I may so as a father and as a not so distant observer — with great distinction," Powell said Wednesday in an interview with CNBC. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story

Snoop Remixes Doors Classic
Ign reports: LBC kingpin Snoop Dogg will be dropping a rapped out remix of The Doors' legendary rock song, "Riders On The Storm," which will be available exclusively in Need for Speed Underground 2, the latest installment of EA's racing game. In addition to Snoop's historical remake, the in-game soundtrack shifts seamlessly from rock to hip hop to techno with a whopping 26 additional hit songs. [see full story for more, including tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Silly News: Ozzy Maid Ripoff
Sky News reports: One of the Osbournes' cleaners is in police custody accused of stealing Kelly Osbourne's underwear and other items from their Beverly Hills mansion. 

Accused housekeeper Juana Zavala, 52, claims Sharon Osbourne assaulted her after learning of the alleged thefts by pulling out clumps of her hair. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Kelly's underwear? Sounds like an insanity defense is coming.

Friday Feud: Slayer Slams Megadeth
Blabbermouth reports: [Rock feuds are fun and you may have noticed their hasn't been a shortage of them lately. Here is one of the latest, where Slayer's Kerry King takes a shot at Megadeth] SLAYER guitarist Kerry King: "Well, I listened to the entire new [MEGADETH] album and it's a piece of crap. I think Mustaine is one of the worst singers in rock ever, and this is not because I have a personal vendetta with him. Whoever told him that he can sing should be shot on the spot!" [see full story for Kerry's thoughts on Metallica, details on the new DVD, plus a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Deicide Temp Guitarist
Blabbermouth reports: On the eve of their forthcoming European tour, DEICIDE have been forced to rearrange the first three dates whilst last minute stand-in Jack Owen (formerly of CANNIBAL CORPSE) gets up to speed with the formidable DEICIDE back catalogue in order to fill in on live guitar duties. Showing true death metal solidarity, Jack has stepped up to the plate to cover for long term guitarist Brian Hoffman who is unable to play on the tour for unavoidable personal reasons. [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Exodus Injury, Testament To The Rescue
Blabbermouth reports: TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy will be joining EXODUS on stage for at least a couple of songs during their scheduled performance at the Warfield in San Francisco, CA Thursday night (Oct. 28), BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. 

"On Tuesday night (Oct. 26) after [EXODUS] played San Diego, [EXODUS touring singer] Steev Esquivel [SKINLAB] got some unknown chemicals in his eyes," a source close to EXODUS told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "He went to sleep and woke up having to go to the hospital. They flushed his eyes and bandaged them both shut. He's under medication, and EXODUS has given the singing duties over to Chuck Billy...[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ill Nino Tour Off
Blabbermouth reports: ILL NINO have scrapped their previously announced "We Salute You Tour" with DROWNING POOL, FLAW, 40 BELOW SUMMER and CANDIRIA. "The tour was cancelled because of lack of securing the venues, and lack of proper advertising," reads a posting on ILL NINO's web site. "The promoters responsible for the tour, Nocturnal Productions, did a terrible job in confirming, and advertising all the tour dates. 

"We're truly sorry that we will not get to see you all in November, we"ll be booking some U.S. dates for the end of December, see you all soon." [see full story for more Ill Nino news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Signs New Japanese Record Deal, Continues Work On New Album, SENTENCED To Enter Studio Next Week, MEGADETH Bassist Checks In From The Road, TESTAMENT Singer To Front EXODUS At Hometown Gig, LEAVES' EYES Singer To Guest On UMBRA ET IMAGO CD and more click here to check it out

Peel Record Collection Bid
NME reports: A US radio company has bid "over £1 million" for JOHN PEEL's record collection, it has been reported. 

The collection, which features tens of thousands of records, is said to be "priceless" by manager Clive Selwood. 

"A US radio company has offered us over £1 million. The British Library are also interested," he explained to The Mirror, although it is unclear what will happen to the records. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Rammstein's Voyage
MTV reports: German industrial metal band Rammstein are broadening their horizons with their fourth album, Reise, Reise, which translates into "Voyage, Voyage." The album, which follows 2001's Mutter and is due out November 16[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Samples Hits
MTV reports: Boulder, Colorado, roots-rock veterans the Samples are releasing their first greatest-hits collection on November 16. A bonus DVD featuring rare videos and the 1994 tour documentary "Ten Wheels" will be included.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MTV also has news on Jay-Z And Linkin Park Show Danger Mouse How It's Done , 50, Justin, Lil Jon, Nelly, Neptunes Spice Up New Snoop LP, Britney DVD Has Alternate Takes Of Her Videos, Plus More Skin, Ryan Reynolds Gives Backstage Tour Of 'Amityville Horror', Following Usher's Lead, Franz Ferdinand To Release Expanded Edition Of LP and more click here to check it out

Rod's Raw Deal
New York Daily News reports: "As far as I'm concerned - a deal's a deal!" 

That's the tune raspy crooner Rod Stewart sang yesterday when he testified in a lawsuit about his canceled 2002 Latin American tour. 

The tour's promoters want Stewart to give back a $780,000 deposit because his managers backed out a month before the nine-show tour was to begin. 

But Stewart contends he's entitled to keep that and be paid $1.32 million more because it was the promoter's fault the deal fell through, and it kept him from booking other concert dates. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Mudvayne Find A Title
IAYM reports: MuDvAyNe have selected "Lost And Found" as the title to their forthcoming new album which is expected to arrive in stores via Epic in the first quarter of 2005. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
King Diamond/Nile/Black Dahlia Murder Tour
IAYM reports: King Diamond, Nile and The Black Dahlia Murder plan to tour the U.S. together next April, dates announced thus far include: 

April 14th Fort Lauderdale, Florida Culture Room 
April 15th Lake Buena Vista, Florida House Of Blues 
April 16th Atlanta, Georgia The Masquerade 
April 18th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Trocadero 
April 19th New York City, New York BB King's Blues Club 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Darkest Hour DVD
IAYM reports: Darkest Hour have tentatively selected "Party Scares And Prison Bars: A Thrashography" as the title to their forthcoming new DVD effort which will see a release through Victory in 2005. Elaborating on the likely content of the offering, the band had the following to say: "It is going to include tons of unseen live stuff, Audio Commentary, interviews with the band as well as many of our road dogs, an unseen music video, and some special surprises! We are working on editing it so that it is rated (way more brutal then R). [see full story for more, including info on the next album]- Click Here for the Full Story 
NIN With Teeth
IAYM reports: A recent update on Nine Inch Nails' official website www.nin.com indicates that "With Teeth" will be the title of the group's forthcoming new album, expected out in March 2005 through Interscope. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on The Coma Structure: New Demos Online, A Wilhelm Scream/Love Me Destroyer Dates, Head Automatica: New Video Available, theSTART Touring Update, Key To Arson: Official Statement On Break-Up click here to check it out

Bear Vs Shark Pull Euro Tour
BearVsShark.com reports: Bear Vs. Shark will unfortunately not be able to fulfill their obligation to perform on their scheduled European tour. The financial backer and booking agent for the United Kingdom decided last minute that he does not want to do the tour and has pulled the plug. 

Without his promised help, we have not the financial ability to skip the UK leg and complete the tour of the mainland. We are still waiting to hear the reason for his change of heart. With four months of planning down the drain, we are extremely disappointed to not be able to perform and see the fruition of everybody's efforts.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Buffett Benefit
liveDaily reports: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will play a Nov. 23 benefit concert at Orlando's T.D. Waterhouse Centre to raise money for hurricane relief efforts in Florida, Alabama and the Caribbean. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Jay-Z/Linkin Park Mash-Up
liveDaily reports: Jay-Z and Linkin Park's July 18 performance at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, CA, has become the basis for an upcoming CD/DVD release, as well as a new program that will air on MTV. 

During their summer concert, the rapper and the rock band took the stage together at the small club to combine their songs: Linkin Park lyrics were used over Jay-Z's beats and vice-versa. The pairing was for a new MTV program dubbed "Ultimate Mash-ups," which premieres on Nov. 10. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Gwen Stefani's solo debut due in November, Joseph Arthur emerges to back 'Shadows', Briefly: Tom Petty, Rod Stewart, LeAnn Rimes, The Wallflowers, liveDaily Interview: Maya Ford of The Donnas, Raphael Saadiq supports sophomore album with live shows and more click here to check it out

Franz DIY
Aversion reports: Franz Ferdinand will produce its sophomore effort, according to reports at NME. 

The will enter the studio in late January and work until April on its self-produced sophomore effort. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sparta & Further Seems Forever Tour
Aversion reports: Sparta and Further Seems Forever will be tourmates on a fall/winter tour. 

The post-hardcore acts will play a month-long tour, and will be accompanied by Copeland and Sunshine. 

Nov. 5 -Numbers, Houston
Nov. 7 - Masquerade, Tampa, Fla.
Nov. 8 - Revolution, Ft Lauderdale, Fla.
Nov. 9 - House Of Blues, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 10 - Masquerade, Atlanta
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Arabella Harrison Goes Solo, Soft Cell Singer Recovering, Avail Starts Writing, Flaming Lips Make Photo Book, Scissor Sisters Announce Tour and more click here to check it out

SYL Eye Early 05 Release
CenturyMedia.com reports: Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have set Alien as the title of their upcoming album, set for an early 2005 release. It took drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, ex-DEATH) only three days in late August to pound through 11 tracks at the Armoury in Vancouver before the band moved on to Greenhouse Studios (also in Vancouver) to record the guitars and vocals. The remaining work is being done in SYL mainman Devin Townsend's studio in Maple Ridge (suburb of Vancouver). 

Songtitles set to appear on the CD include:
01. Imperial
02. Skeksis
03. ----storm
04. Love?
05. Shine
06. Possessions
07. Landscape
08. Zen
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Opeth Happenings
Opeth.com reports: [An update for hardcore Opeth fans from their official website]On the 21st of August Peter Lindgren got married with his longtime girlfriend Jessica Svensson at Gålögården outside Stockholm. Congartulations! 

Mikael Åkerfeldt's wife, Anna gave birth to a healthy and beautiful baby girl on the evening of Monday the 13th. This is the couple's first baby, and also the first born child within the Opeth camp. Their daughter's name? Melinda Åkerfeldt (of course)!! Weight: 3290 grams, height: 50 centimeters. 

Opeth's management, Northern music are still negotiating with several recordlabels. At this point there are no information about who might be the (lucky) label that gets to release the next Opeth opus. Speaking of which is currently being written (between changing diapers) at the Akerfeldt household. Hopefully to be recorded in the late Spring of 2005.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Def Leppard Hits US
Defleppard.com reports: We just received news that the "Best Of" compilation album and DVD will be released in North America after all, and that is scheduled for release sometime in 2005. No further details are available yet but we will post them as soon as we get them."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Britney Not Pregnant
MuchMusic reports: Rumours about a Britney Spears pregnancy are greatly exaggerated, her spokespeople say. Gossip columns reported that Britney and new husband Kevin Federline were calling friends and family to announce that they were expecting, but a Britney publicist told reporters, "She is not pregnant." - Click Here for the Full Story 

Wait three weeks and she'll reportedly be pregnant again. Maybe the next time she really will be. 

Source: MuchMusic also has news on Peas Slowed By Success?, Platinum Outkast, Lohan Out Of Hospital, Streaming A Perfect Circle, Xzibit To Host Euro Awards, Love's Woes and more click here to check it out

A Static Lullaby Add Dates
The PRP reports: A Static Lullaby have filled in the gaps for their upcoming winter run, the latest additions are as follows: November 14th Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room 
November 21st Philadelphia, PA - TLA 
November 23rd New Haven, CT - Toad's Place 
November 24th Providence, RI - Living Room 
November 26th Elizabeth, NJ - Rexplex 
December 01st Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge 
[see full story for more dates and listing of support acts]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Manic Vs White Stripes
Xfm reports: With the release of the Manics new album ‘Lifeblood' imminent, bass player Nicky Wire has been sounding off about the White Stripes as part of the new Orange Playlist show. However, the band have declared their love for Bowie's ‘Ashes To Ashes' inspired their new album. 

Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire has attacked the White Stripes in a new interview with Xfm's Lauren Laverne set to be screened on ITV1 tonight 

"There are loads of sh*t bands out there," he explains. "White Stripes - I just don't get that at all. When they say 'We recorded the whole album in 2 days' it's like, 'Yeah it sounds like it. It sounds f*cking crap because you recorded it in a second'." 

Jet are another band to fall into the vocal bassist's cross-hairs, with Wire stating that "Their music has the mental age of a foetus." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Marc Almond on the Mend
Xfm reports: The family members of former member of Soft Cell, Marc Almond, have reported that the singer is in a stable condition having left intensive care following his recent motorcycle accident (October 16). 

The family of Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond have posted a message for fans on the singer's website explaining that though his recovery may take some time, he remains in a stable condition at the Royal London Hospital. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Xfm also has news on X-clusive: Delays "We've Got 30 Songs Written", Peel's Favourite Enters Xmas No 1 Race, The Darkness: Thongs Equal New Songs, New U2 iPod Released, Band Aid III – Join The Great Xfm Vote and more click here to check it out

Metal Church on Tour
press release (spv usa) reports: METAL CHURCH touring now in support of the new album 'The Weight Of The World' through SPV Records, supported by Roadrunner metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD... 

10/29/2004 Burt's Tiki Lounge , Salt Lake City, UT 
10/30/2004 The Starlight , Ft. Collins, CO 
10/31/2004 Whiskey Bill's , Lakewood, CO 
11/01/2004 Union Station , Colorado Springs, CO 
11/03/2004 Hurricane, The , Kansas City, 
11/04/2004 The Green Door , Oklahoma City, OK 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

The Phenomenauts Go Rio
press release (pfa media) reports: East Bay space rockers The Phenomenauts are on a galactic mission to transport "rocket roll" to the far reaches of the known galaxy, and now the blazingly inventive Rio Forge Player has touched down to blast a powerful personal payload directly to your earthling ears. Recently covered in Time Magazine, Rio Forge features The Phenomenauts' underground classic "The Year 2000" in their promo for the latest generation of flash based players, the Rio Forge 256MB Sport Player. On their second CD, "Re-Entry," set for a Nov. 16 release on Springman Records, The Phenomenauts deliver rollicking pop/punk songs that confront such topics as intergalactic travel and the U.S. space program. The Phenomenauts dress in authentic spacesuits, travel in a spaceship powered by rocket roll and rely on bizarre gadgetry such as the "streamerator," a tricked-out leaf blower that fires toilet paper into their adoring crowd at their always amped-up gigs.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Relient K Xmas
cornerstone reports: The new Relient K album "mmhmm" is coming out in less than a week! 

...This just in... Capitol Records/Gotee are also re-releasing the Relient K Christmas album which can be bought for a limited time and comes with their last album, "Two Lefts Don't Make a Right but Three Do" free. [see full story for an eCard for the Christmas album]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Green Day on Daily Download
press release (cornerstone digital) reports: Green Day is going to be on Fuse's Daily Download this Monday November 1st! 

The Daily Download is a live, daily countdown of the top 10 legally downloaded songs in the country, airing weekdays from 6pm - 7pm EST on Fuse. Merging live television with real-time downloading, the show offers the chance for viewers to download and stream music, exclusive downloads and bonus tracks, ring tones, artist voicemail messages, desktop wallpaper, mobile phone graphics, animation, video game demos, movie trailers and more on www.fuse.tv. The Daily Download is hosted by Fuse VJ's Steven and Marianela. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

A Perfect Preview Continues
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 "Freedom of Choice" (Devo cover)- Click Here for the Full Story 
Halloween antiMUSIC Style
antiMUSIC reports: If you live in Southern California and want something to do on Halloween night, then come party (almost) naked with antiMUSIC as we sponsor Happenin' Harry's 3rd Annual Halloween/Pajama Party at the Cat Club in Hollywood. 

Wear your best pajamas or lingerie and check out live entertainment including Magic X interactive magic show. Watch as Magic X takes over the club. Then enjoy Enuff Z'nuff and solo favorites (and maybe some Beatles tunes) from Donnie Vie, followed by an all star jam by Happenin' Harry and the Haptones. See the full story link for more info and directions. Hope to see you there! - Click Here for the Full Story 

2 Cents: Don't Rock The Vote, Baby!
[It's Friday, time for Chuck DiMaria to give us his 2 Cents. This week as the election nears the final days, Chuck gives us his 2 Cents on just how much we should let stars influence our vote.] 

Since so many artists have decided to throw their support behind either Bush or Kerry, I thought I'd toss a few pennies onto the fire. 

But I don't want to talk about the candidates. What I want to talk about are the artists trying to influence the race. 

And why you shouldn't listen to them. 

Ladies and gentlemen, don't let a rock star influence you in any way, especially when it comes to something like this. 

I mean, if you want to drink a certain kind of soft drink, and you allow yourself to be swayed by a celebrity endorsement, well that's kind of the idea. However, this isn't choosing between Coke® & Pepsi®. 

And one thing that you have to take into consideration is the following: Rock stars (or pop or rap or movie or whatever) don't give a damn about you. 

Go and read that again if you must. 

These people don't have lives like yours, they don't have worries like yours, and they certainly don't have bank accounts like yours. 

In other words, they ain't you. They don't wait in line, they don't work 9-5, they don't sweat the mortgage…all the little things that consume your daily life, Hollywood stars really don't worry about. 

So don't think for a moment that they are feeling your pain when it comes to the economy or the war or anything, kids. 

And believe me when I tell you this war hasn't put the slightest cramp in their style. 

[That's 1 Cent, click the full story to get the other.] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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