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Day In Rock 9/02: Ozzfest Cancelled?- Clerks Sequel- Canada's Worst- Von Bondies Bassist Quits- Slash Action Figure- Love Charges May Be Dropped- Carl Wayne RIP- Musician's Caretaker Arrested in Stabbing - Page Plant- Motley Sevendust?- AC/DC- Mushroomhead Lose Singer- Agnostic Front- SJR DVD- Jet- Napalm Death- Bolt Thrower Lose Singer- Shadows Fall- Incubus- U2- more
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Ozzfest Cancelled?
Day in Rock reports: Rumors abound that the final date of Ozzfest 2004 may be cancelled. The tour is set to conclude on Sat in West Palm Beach, Florida but the fate of the show hangs in the balance because Hurricane Frances is expected to hit that area this weekend. No official word has been released yet but speculation is running high that the show may not go on. At press time the venue website and the official Ozzfest site still list the show for this Sat. See the full link to visit the venue's website for the latest. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Clerks Sequel
MTV reports: Prepping the upcoming "Clerks: 10th Anniversary Edition" DVD got Kevin Smith wondering what the characters would be doing 10 years later. 

And, well, since he created them, the director sat down at his computer, started writing and found out. 

Now he's bringing loveable slackers Dante and Randal back to the big screen in a sequel, "The Passion of the Clerks." 

"We're going to shoot it in January, a low-budget affair," Smith said recently. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Slash Action Figure
MTV reports: Slash is about to become a McFarlane figure. The Velvet Revolver/ former Guns N' Roses guitarist will be featured with his top hat and leather jacket while playing guitar. "It's extremely flattering and humbling to be immortalized in plastic," Slash said in a statement Wednesday (September 1). The Slash figure will be available at mass retailers in July.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Will the Slash figure blow the Crue figures off the stage?
 
 

Source: MTV also has news on Lindsay Lohan Meets Boy, Dances In Cage, Flies Home In New Video, Where Were Britney And Justin During The VMAs?, Prosecutors Ask Courtney Love To Turn Over Prescriptions, Tim McGraw, R. Kelly, Young Buck, Mase Roar Into Top Five On Albums Chart and more click here to check it out

Canada's Worst
MuchMusic reports: Canadian rock might have more than its share of duds, but have you ever considered what the absolute worst Canadian songs of all time might be? Chart Magazine has done just that and come up with a list of twenty-five tracks of debatable levels of stinkiness. Rounding out the top five are Loverboy, with "Lovin' Every Minute Of It", Barenaked Ladies' "One Week", The Crash Test Dummies' "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm", Alannah Myles' "Black Velvet", and at number one - that dated slice of alterna-funk, "Everyone's A Winner" by Bootsauce. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Happy 20th B-day to MuchMusic! For those that missed it, MuchMusic launched on August 31st, 1984.
 
 

Source: Much Music also has news on Dre Intimidates Gwen? J-Lo Fires Her Makeup Man Wu Tang Return Axis Benefit and more click here to check it out

Von Bondies Bassist Quits
Aversion reports: The Von Bondies parted ways with their founding bassist yesterday (Sept. 1). 

Bassist Carrie Smith announced her decision to immediately leave the Detroit garage-rock band. Her final appearance with the outfit was at London's Astoria Theatre Tuesday (Aug. 31). 

Citing a myriad of unspecific reasons --" some are personal, some are professional, some emotional, some logical," she said in a statement -- Smith parted ways with the outfit. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Love Charges May Be Dropped
Aversion reports: Courtney Love's drug charges may be dropped -- if she can produce the prescriptions for the painkillers found in her possession. 

Since her arrest following an overdose in October, Love maintained she had the painkillers because they were prescribed to her. It is unclear why she didn't enter the documents into her another charge, to which she pled guilty, earned her a court-ordered stint in rehab [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Libertine Doherty Sentenced, U2 Reveals Partial Track List, Weakerthans Hit the Road, Black Keys Pack Up The Tour Van, Rogue Wave Gets its Tour On, Sub Pop Signs Low and more click here to check it out

Carl Wayne RIP
BBC reports: Carl Wayne, the lead singer of influential 1960s pop group the Move, has died at the age of 61. 

He had hits with songs such as Flowers in the Rain - the first song to be played on BBC Radio 1 when it began in 1967 - and I Can Hear the Grass Grow. 

Wayne died peacefully at home on Tuesday morning after battling cancer. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Musician's Caretaker Arrested in Stabbing 
AP reports: The wife of a man stabbed more than a dozen times at the home of Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik has been arrested along with her boyfriend in connection with the attack. 

Alba Canton, 34, and Eduardo Garcia, 39, were arrested Monday. Garcia was booked for investigation of attempted murder and jailed on $500,000 bail; Canton was booked for investigation of being an accessory to attempted murder and held on $250,000 bail, authorities said. 

Ondrasik was not at his San Fernando Valley home July 28 when the stabbing occurred. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Page Plant Big Screen Premier
Reuters reports: The much-anticipated music DVD from Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, "No Quarter: Unledded," is set to hit retail selves Oct. 26, preceded the night before by a nationwide theatrical premiere through Regal Entertainment Group cinemas. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Motley Sevendust?
Blabbermouth reports: Ex-VIRGOS MERLOT/VIRGOS guitarist/vocalist Brett Hestla has joined the as-yet-unnamed new band featuring former and current members of SEVENDUST, SKRAPE, Tommy Lee's (MÖTLEY CRÜE) solo band and STEREOMUD. The group's lineup is as follows: 

Brett Hestla: Vocals - Will Hunt (SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE): Drums - Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO): Bass - Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE): Guitar - Clint Lowery (SEVENDUST): Guitar [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

AC/DC For Big Day Out
Blabbermouth reports: Hard rock giants AC/DC are strongly rumored to have been confirmed as the headlining act of Australia's Big Day Out 2005 festival. Although Big Day Out organizers do not offically announce international acts until October, word has been getting stronger that the Aussie rockers are on the bill. Other bands rumored to be playing the festival include SYSTEM OF A DOWN, GREEN DAY, SCISSOR SISTER, THE RASMUS and MORTAL SIN. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Mushroomhead Lose Singer
Blabbermouth reports: MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann has left the band, a source close to the group has informed PITRIFF.com. 

MUSHROOMHEAD recently toured with INSANE CLOWN POSSE following a split with their record company, Universal Records (which issued the band's "XX" and "XIII" albums). Mann's own record label, dubbed Fractured Transmitter Records, has just released the latest EP from MESHUGGAH, entitled "I". [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on DOPE To Release New Album In February, BLABBERMOUTH.NET Demographics Survey: We Need Your Help!, OZZY OSBOURNE: Spanish Tribute Album Due Next Month, AGNOSTIC FRONT To Film First-Ever DVD, MARILYN MANSON: 'Personal Jesus' Video Posted Online and more click here to check it out

Agnostic Front Set Release
The PRP reports: Agnostic Front have signed a deal with Nuclear Blast and will be releasing their new album "Another Voice" through the label on January 05th. The effort was produced by Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed) and Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Eagles of Death Metal Tour
The PRP reports: The Eagles Of Death metal have announced the first batch of dates for their upcoming fall tour, they are as follows: 
October 08th Tempe, AZ - Big Fish Pub
October 09th Silverlake, CA - Spaceland
October 10th San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du nord
October 11th Petaluma, CA - the Phoenix
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: The PRP also has news on Changing The Face Of DVD's, Broken Portrait, The New Level, This Type Of Festival, Real Audio Injected , The Dissonance Of A Hundred Voices and more click here to check it out

Godsmack Unplugged Tour
Digital Noise reports: Godsmack have announced that they will be performing a number of acoustic shows beginning on September 9th. 

Dates are as follows:
September 09th Colorado Springs, CO @ City Auditorium
September 10th Albuquerque, NM @ Kiva Auditorium
September 11th Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
September 12th Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
[see full story for more dates and DVD news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

SJR DVD
Digital Noise reports: Superjoint Ritual will be releasing a live DVD entitled "Live At CBGB's: Changing The Face Of Music Through Uncompromising Images" on October 5th through Sanctuary. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Digital Noise also has news on My Chemical Romance Video for "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" Posted Online, Marilyn Manson Video for "Personal Jesus" Posted Online, Dry Kill Logic and Motograter to Co-Headline "The New Level of Aggression Tour" Chevelle Announce Tour Dates, Mnemic Post Two New Samples Online and more click here to check it out

Peter Gabriel Preps DVD
Reuters reports: Peter Gabriel is re-mixing tracks for an as-yet-untitled DVD compilation of his videos, due for worldwide release Oct. 21 via Warner Vision. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jet 'Family Style' DVD
NMC reports: Jet is doing it "Family Style" with the band's new DVD. 

Scheduled for release October 26, the DVD -- called "Family Style" –- captures Jet live in concert at a show shot in London. The disc also contains never-before-seen footage from the tour and takes fans behind the scenes. More information should be available in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Nintendo Fusion Tour
NMC reports: Story of the Year, Lostprophets, My Chemical Romance and Letter Kills will play the 2004 Nintendo Fusion Tour. The 37-city tour begins September 18 in Peoria, Arizona and ends November 1 in St. Louis, Missouri. 

The Nintendo Fusion Tour also features appearances by Anberlin, who joins the tour from October 13 through November 1, and Autopilot Off, who play the November 3 through November 13 dates. Taking Back Sunday will guest at the two Seattle shows on October 7 and October 8. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: NMC also has news on Avril and Alicia on Totally Hits 2004, Ciara and Lil' Jon On Goodies, Mase Rocks His Own Album, Shania Single at Radio This Week, Gretchen Wilson Update and more click here to check it out

Napalm Death New CD/Tour
Metal-Rules reports: Napalm Death will be releasing their Century Media debut, Leaders Not Followers: Part 2, on October 5th. The follow-up to 1999's 5-track Leaders Not Followers EP, Part 2 contains 19 full-bodied tracks, covers from bands like Anti-Cimex, Discharge, Hellhammer, Kreator, and more. 

Additionally, Napalm Death recently announced dates for their fall U.S. tour with Cannibal Corpse, Vader, Kataklysm, and Goatwhore [see full story for a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Bolt Thrower Lose Singer
Metal-Rules reports: British extreme metal pioneers BOLT THROWER have announced the departure of vocalist Dave Ingram. In a statement, the band said, "Dave has been suffering with health and personal problems for a while now and he has decided that it would be best if he left the band to concentrate on his recovery. We would like to thank him for the 6 years he dedicated to the band and we wish him all the very best for the future." [see full story to learn about the band's future plans] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Manowar Leaves Nuclear Blast
Metal-Rules reports: Joey DeMaio issued a statement today from Munich, Germany confirming that Manowar has left Nuclear Blast Records. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Metal-Rules also has news on DARK TRANQUILLITY Prepare To Film New Video, RICHIE KOTZEN - New Album "GET UP", CATTLE DECAPITATION--HUMANURE Cover Gets Banned, GORGOROTH Announce Touring Lineup, SHADOWS FALL Tour Update, FEINSTEIN - MP3s from the CD Third Wish available and more click here to check it out

Shadows Fall Eye Another Tour
Electric Basement reports: SHADOWS FALL will soon embark on a headlining tour with All That Remains, Candiria and Full Blown Chaos. The trek, dubbed The War Within tour, is set to begin September 16th running through October 2nd in support of the group's highly anticipated new album. This tour comes off the heels of Shadow's Fall successful headlining stint on the Stress Tour, and will be the last time this year the band will play these types of intimate venues. [see full story for an update from vocalist Brian Fair]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Doherty Sentenced
antiMUSIC reports: Former Libertines member Pete Doherty was in court on Wednesday for sentencing on a weapons charge. He received a suspended four month sentence for his previously guilty plea to possession of a knife. 

Doherty, the UK's entertainment and legal communities answer to Courtney Love, arrived early for court and reportedly sat on top of a car outside of the courthouse and played acoustic guitar for an attentive audience of reporters. 

The judge chastised Doherty as he handed down the sentence. "You're a highly intelligent young man who appears to be very successful. You have experience of prison from a matter last year…yet in June from a holiday you brought back an offensive weapon," Judge Malcolm Ried told Doherty, according to NME. 

There were a few tense moments for Doherty as the judge declared that he was not fit for community service and that he would have to serve four months behind bars. The judge then let Doherty off the hook, stated that because the weapon was found shortly after the troubled musicians had returned to the UK, that he was suspending the sentence for 12 months. "Consider yourself fortunate," Judge Ried told Doherty. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Swampy Auction Big Success
ArrowFM reports: cool school boy jacket worn by AC/DC's guitarist Angus Young and a guitar signed by the Eagles were the biggest selling items at an auction for the late great tour manager Wane "Swampy" Jarvis. "Both the jacket and the guitar sold for over $7,000," Wane's wife Kerrie Jarvis said. "Of the 150 items up for bid, only eight were not sold. It started off fast with the AC/DC items at the start and then in alphabetical order by artists for the next four hours." Other merchandise included an engraved lighter given to Kerrie by Frank Sinatra, posters, albums, tickets and set lists. Altogether, the auction grossed $63,000. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: ArrowFM also has news on Lennon Covers Album Re-released in UK, Stewart on his Third Great American Songbook, Dylan, Zevon On New Film Soundtrack, Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival Comes To PBS, Freaks and Geeks Celebrate Classic Rock and more click here to check it out

One Big Weekend
Ananova reports: Joss Stone, Natasha Bedingfield and Lostprophets are amongst the artists confirmed for Radio 1's One Big Weekend in Birmingham. 

The event takes place on September 18-19 in Perry Park, Birmingham and for the first time has expanded to include a second stage. 

The free event will take place across two days, the first featuring dance and Sunday given over to live artists and bands. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Editor note: To the person that wrote in and asked why we feature 'Brit news', the simple answer is that the Day in Rock is read by people around the world. We are on the world wide web after all =)
 
 

Incubus Expand Tour
liveDaily reports: Rockers Incubus, who have been traveling the world almost non-stop since March, continue to add dates to their North American tour. 

The group--which is supporting its latest studio release, "A Crow Left of the Murder"--kicked off the outing in June, after completing swings through Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Recently confirmed additions to the itinerary include gigs in Durham, NH; Binghamton, NY; Champaign, IL; and St. Cloud, MN; among others. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Duran Duran Set Date
liveDaily reports: The five original members of Duran Duran will issue their first studio album together in 21 years, "Astronaut," on Oct. 12. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

U2 Tracks
liveDaily reports: Titles for six of the 11 tracks that will appear the long-awaited follow-up to U2's 2000 set, "All That You Can't Leave Behind," have been unveiled via the band's website. 

According to U2.com, completed tracks include "Vertigo" (which was previously announced as the album's first single), "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own," "City of Blinding Lights," "A Man and A Woman," "Yaweh," and "Crumbs From Your Table." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on liveDaily Interview: Incubus drummer Jose Pasillas, Joe Satriani sets more 'Evening With' dates, Cher's farewell finally nearing an end?, Briefly: Rod Stewart, Jessica Simpson, Gravity Games, Blondie, Hall and Oates plotting late-fall headlining shows and more click here to check it out

Franz Pen World Cup Anthem
Xfm reports: Franz Ferdinand's frontman Alex Kapranos has been speaking to Xfm Online about writing new songs while touring and has revealed his band's plan to write the official 2006 World Cup song for Scotland. 

"We've also written what we'd like to be the Scotland 2006 World Cup song and we're gonna debut it at the kids show. It's got three notes and one word…. I think everyone can work out what the one word is." 

The singer also revealed that the band has a handful of new songs written already including ‘Can't Stop Feeling', ‘Your Diary' and 'This Boy' (the latter two of which were debuted at Reading) and there are more on the way. [see full story for a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Libertines Top UK Chart
Xfm reports: Following yet another no show for estranged co-frontman Pete Doherty at the Carling Weekender, Xfm can report that The Libertines' new self titled album has rocketed to Number 1 in the official UK midweek albums charts. 

While the album won't officially be number 1 until after four more days album sales have been collated and the charts are revealed on Sunday [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Xfm also has news on Pete Doherty Avoids Jail, London City Showcase Gigs Announced, Jean Michel Jarre For Glastonbury?, 2005 Carling Festival Tickets On Sale, Xfm's Reading Festival News Report and more click here to check it out

Indie Watch: The Screens
press release reports: The Screens, a new 3-piece rock 'n' roll band from Minneapolis has released their self-titled debut EP. The unsigned band reached #79 in its third week on CMJ's top 200 nation-wide college radio chart with its self-released EP The Screens. 

It's practically unheard-of that an unsigned band with only an EP would rise so high in the charts so quickly. "I can't tell you how special it is to have a 3-song EP from a first time, self-released band this high. It says something about how good the music is," states Jerry Steller of Vitriol Radio Promotion.- Click Here for the Full Story 

A7F Making Noise
press release reports: Thanks to a rabid legion of fans who voted, Avenged Sevenfold's "Unholy Confessions" clip came in at #6 on Headbangers Ball and Revolver's recently compiled list of "Best Metal Videos of the Millennium (so far.)" 

Relative newcomers on a list made up of such heavyweights as Metallica, Slayer and Tool, A7X are one of 2004's breakout artists. 

The band just wrapped up a hugely successful stint on the Vans Warped Tour earlier this month and this past weekend they performed in front of thousands at both the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK. 

A7X are back home now and will soon begin writing songs for their Warner Brothers debut which is due out next year.- Click Here for the Full Story 

JParis Release New CD
press release reports: The Maryland/Delaware based band, JParis, is known as the hardest working unsigned band in the world. With the release of their new album 660-Look Closer and an exclusive distribution deal with national chain FYE, the band has a fresh new outlook and opportunities that most unsigned bands can only dream about. The band has an amazing regional following that is set to explode nationally. 

They epitomize classic indie pop-punk sounds with rockin' guitars accompanied by in your face, emotional lyrics. Check out the two tracks on their website, "Talkin2Myself" and "Ghost," you will be convinced that this band is making some serious noise with their high-energy music. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Golden State Soundtrack
press release reports: Three weeks after its release, Epic Records' GARDEN STATE soundtrack continues to bloom, doubling its sales and shooting all the way to #25 on Billboard's Top 200 and #2 on its Top Soundtracks chart. 

Each song on the soundtrack, hand-picked by the film's writer/director/star Zach Braff (Scrubs), plays an integral part in the film, lending depth and emotion to every scene, character and storyline.- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

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