Day In Rock 9/07: Snoop Sued- Fake Sony Reviews Suit Settled- Izzy Reunites With GNR Bandmates For Italian Show- Slipknot Invade Korea- Chimaira DVD- Eagles of Death Metal- AMC- ill nino- 1st Ozzfest Idol Band- Burglary Kills Tour- REM- Megadeth- Sepultura- (hed)delay- Orgy- Libertines- Zutons- Cash Auction- 311- Avril's View- Green Day- more
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Snoop Sued For Copyright Infringement
PR Newswire reports: Documents filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on Thursday September 2, 2004, indicate that the members of the Group 213, including Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Nate Dogg, as well as, the record Label TeeVee Toons (TVT Records) have been sued for copyright infringement, in connection with the recently released album "213 The Hard Way." 

In the suit filed by MZZ, LLC, the company states that three tracks on the album infringe copyrights for works written by well known producer DJ Battlecat, whose work includes hits recorded by artists including Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes, Lucy Pearl, Brian McKnight, Xhibit, WC and Faith Evans. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Sony Fake Reviews Suit Settled
E! reports: [Not music related but it's a slow news day because of the holiday and this might interest some of you.]Sony Pictures is finally settling the score with moviegoers duped into watching duds on the advice of fake film critic David Manning. 

E! Online has learned that the studio has agreed to put $1.5 million into a fund to settle a class-action suit brought by film patrons who claimed they went to see A Knight's Tale after reading the fictitious Manning's glowing review that hailed Heath Ledger as that year's "hottest new star!" 

Omar Rezec of Los Angeles and Ann Belknap of Sierra Madre, California, filed the suit in June 2001 after it was revealed that two Sony Pictures execs had invented Manning in the hopes of injecting flopping films with a little box office magic. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Izzy Reunites With GNR Bandmates For Italian Show
Blabbermouth reports: Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin joined VELVET REVOLVER onstage at the Independent Days festival in Bologna, Italy Sunday night (Sept. 5) for a rendition of GNR's "It's So Easy". According to one attendee, Izzy had been hanging out in the backstage area unrecognized by most people, wearing sandals, black pants and a black shirt. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Slipknot Invade Korea
Blabbermouth reports: SLIPKNOT will play their first concert in South Korea in November. This highly anticipated gig will finally take place after the cancellation of the group's original show in early February due to delays in the production of the band's latest album, "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Chimaira DVD
Blabbermouth reports: CHIMAIRA's upcoming DVD, "The Dehumanizing Process", will feature seven live tracks recorded during a recent performance. The live songs are set to be as follows: 

01. Power Trip
02. Cleansation
03. Severed
04. Eyes Of A Criminal
05. Down Again
06. The Dehumanizing Process
07. Pure Hatred

 The DVD will also contain a remastered (not re-recorded) EP, titled 'This Present Darkness'. "The Dehumanizing Process" DVD is scheduled for release on November 1. [see full story for more details, including tracklisting and more on the bonus material.]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on OBITUARY Bassist: We Will Make The Heaviest Album We've Ever Recorded, SEPULTURA: New Album Due In Early 2005, BEHEMOTH: 'Demigod' Cover Posted Online, MESMERIZE Hard At Work On Fourth Album, ZUUL FX: 2003 Demo Available For Purchase and more click here to check it out

Eagles of Death Metal Extend Tour
The PRP reports: The Eagles Of Death Metal have lined up more dates for their upcoming trek, the latest stops include:
October 15th Vancouver, BC - Red Room 
October 16th Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar 
October 17th Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
October 19th Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
October 21st San Diego, CA - Casbah
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

AMC Recruit Pulse Ultra Axe
The PRP reports: American Head Charge are said to have temporarily enlisted the help of Pulse Ultra guitarist Dominic Cifarelli to round out their live line-up for their upcoming U.S. trek with Motorhead. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: The PRP also has news on Wait To Raise Hell, Together On DVD, Death Metal Drumming, Track Listing Your Blue Skies, Megaolon, Universal Touring and more click here to check it out

ill nino DVD Tracks
siN's metal news reports: The debut ILL NINO DVD ''Live In The Eye Of The Storm'' tentatively due out on November 1st will contain the following material: 

- A 9-song live performance shot at an arena in Pennsylvania, USA while the band was on tour with GODSMACK 

1. Te Amo…I Hate You - 2. What Comes Around - 3. I Am Loco - 4. Cleansing - 5. This Time's For Real - 6. Unframed - 7. How Can I Live - 8. Unreal - 9. Liar - [see full story for a link to the artwork and bonus material info] - Click Here for the Full Story 

1st Ozzfest Idol Band
siN's metal news reports: Texas based A DOZEN FURIES have been the first band to publicly announce their involvement in the forthcoming MTV reality series 'Battle for Ozzfest', the band had this to say: 

"We are more than pleased to announce that ADF has been selected to compete in MTV's "Battle for Ozzfest" reality series. Unfortunatly, that's just about all of the information we have at this point....[more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: siN's metal news also has news on Dark Tranquillity - f***ed out of Turkish festival; photos from Lost to Apathy video shoot up, SMN Radio - Live on the air ! , The Alter Boys - Feb. 2005 - Release on the horizon , Nightwish - Wish I Had An Angel - MP3 Up , Thornley / Breaking Benjamin - US Tour Revealed and more click here to check it out

Burglary Kills Tour For UK Band
NME reports: THE FUTUREHEADS have been forced to pull out of two gigs this weekend. 

Sunderland's finest were due to play at the Frog club at the London Mean Fiddler tomorrow (September 4) and one at Brighton Concorde 2 on Sunday, but have had to cancel at the eleventh hour in bizarre circumstances. 

The band's management have issued the following starement: "Ross returned to Newcastle to find his flat, which he shares with his girlfriend, ransacked. His girlfriend is safe and well but a little shaken up as she was in the house during the burglary! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

REM Secret Charity Gig
NME reports: REM are the top secret headliners of a charity show in LONDON, NME.COM can reveal. 

As previously reported, Razorlight and Jamelia are among the stars who have signed up for the show at the London Hammersmith Apollo (September 14), which is in aid of Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign. 

NME.COM can reveal that the "very special headline artist" is the American band. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: NME also has news on Manics Announce Tour, The Thrills wow at Jersey festival, Interpol top of the NME Chart, The Libertines join Nelly at number one, Exclusive - Kings Of Leon UK dates and more click here to check it out

Megadeth Add Axe
IAYM reports: Megadeth's upcoming fall tour in support of their new album "The System Has Failed" (which will see a release on September 14th through Sanctuary) will see the group joined onstage by guitarist Glen Drover of Eidolon fame. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sepultura Plan Next CD, Tour UK With Motorhead
IAYM reports: Sepultura have begun writing material towards their next effort, which is tentatively expected out in the first half of 2005. In other news, the group will be supporting Motörhead on their upcoming UK/European trek. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

IAYM reports: (hed)P.E.'s upcoming Koch debut "Raise Hell" now looks to have been pushed back to a tentative February 22nd release date. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Orgy Rebooked
IATM reports: Re-scheduled dates for Orgy's upcoming October trek have been announced as follows: 

October 05th Orangevale, California Boardwalk 
October 06th Portland, Oregon Roseland Theatre 
October 08th Spokane, Washington The Big Easy 
October 09th Boise, Idaho The Big Easy 
October 10th Salt Lake City, Utah The Ritz 
[see full story for more dates] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Bile Tour Update, Chimaira Update, Five Minute Ride: "The World Needs Convincing Of All That It's Missing", Ill Nino DVD Update, Saint Vitus Tribute Update, The Kovenant: New Album in the Works, and more click here to check it out

Libertines Top UK Chart
BBC reports: The Libertines have entered the album chart at number one in the week that ex-member Pete Doherty narrowly escaped a prison sentence. 

The band's self-titled second album knocked Prodigy from the top of the chart, with Maroon 5 at number two. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Jay Kay's Speeding Not OK
Reuters reports: Car-mad pop star Jay Kay has been banned from driving for six months and fined 750 pounds for speeding. 

The front man for chart-toppers Jamiroquai admitted driving at 105 mph in February on the southbound carriage of the notorious A9 near Perth in central Scotland. [more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

slow news day

Zutons To Win The Prize?
Reuters reports: Indie rockers The Zutons could spring a surprise at Tuesday's Mercury Music Prize awards, having risen from little-known outsiders to become one of the surprise favorites. 

Bookmaker William Hill's closing odds for the band from Liverpool were 4/1 on the eve of one of Britain's most prestigious music awards. 

Having entered the race six weeks ago at 12/1, they are now in third place behind joint favorites, one-man garage band The Streets and Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand, both at 9/4. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Cash Auction
New York Daily News reports: You can own a piece of the Man in Black. On Sept. 13, 2003, the one-year anniversary of the death of Johnny Cash, his estate will auction a few hundred of the items he left behind. The sale will also include items from the estate of Cash's wife, June Carter Cash. - Click Here for the Full Story 

311 DVD, Tour and New CD
311.com reports: In October, 311 will release a 3-11 Day Live Concert DVD!! The production team is editing the concert now. Soon you will be able to re-live the 3-11 Day concert experience in your living room! More details to come!!! 

311 will now spend the Fall writing and recording a new album for a Summer 2005 release. We hope to plan a short Spring tour around a return to New Orleans for 3-11 Day 2005, but nothing is confirmed yet. As soon as we have any details on future touring we will let you know. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Avril's View
NMC reports: Here's a TV alert for Avril Lavigne fans. The "My Happy Ending" singer is scheduled to appear on ABC's "The View" tomorrow, September 8. [see full story for more Avril TV news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Green Day Tour
NMC reports: Just a couple more weeks until the release of Green Day's new album, "American Idiot." The record lands in stores September 21 and contains 13 songs, including the title-track. 

On September 16, Green Day begins its "American Idiot" tour in Los Angles. The band will play shows throughout North America, including several dates in Canada. Green Day wraps up the fall tour on November 24 in San Francisco. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

MTV Flood Relief
NMC reports: [we posted about this before, but here is a reminder] Hurricane Charley wreaked havoc on Florida and left thousands of people in need of assistance. The Red Cross and MTV have joined with artists and celebrities to raise funds to help the storm victims. Right now on Ebay, MTV is auctioning off autographed items from the Video Music Awards. Fans can bid on signed Yellowcard or Jet CDs, a tank top signed by Nelly, t-shirts autographed by LL Cool J, Jadakiss and Akon and a green jumpsuit worn by the Beastie Boys and signed by them. Other items are also up for bidding from artists like Yoko Ono and Gwen Stefani and celebrities like Shaq and Tony Hawk. 

For more information and to bid, go to http://mtvfloridareliefauction.com/- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: NMC also has news on Dashboard Confessional at Now & Zen, Franz Ferdinand on Group Dynamics, Keys Subway Karma, Nelly Joins Jay Tonight, Ashlee Simpson Goes to the Mall, Brooks & Dunn Convention Recap and more click here to check it out

Review: Dog The Bounty Hunter
Day in Rock reports: Ok, I screwed up a couple weeks ago. I was sent a link to online animation promo for 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' and wrongfully assumed that it was an animated series. I missed the show premier last week, but I was sent a preview video for the first few episodes to help correct my wrong impression. 

So this weekend, I had the chance to sit back and watch the first three episodes of the show. It turns out it isn't animated at all, but a reality drama staring a mulleted bounty hunter named Dog and his family. All in all it was a fun excursion into the world of the bounty hunter and not really what I would have expected. It's a bit like Cops with a heart. We not only get to see the bad guys get caught; we get to see the personal side of the ex-felon turned bounty hunter and the tricks of the trade. 

In the three episodes I was sent to preview there were no big chase scenes but instead the action was limited to outsmarting the bad guys. And of course, the personal side plays a big part in the plot. Dog, isn't exactly your prototypical TV dad. He's a mullet wearing super-bounty hunter from the South that plies his trade in Hawaii. In the second episode we learned about how his son came to follow in his footsteps. In the first of tonight's episodes we learn more about that relationship as father and son compete against each other to see who can bring in the bad guy (and gal) first. And Dog wears his heart on his sleeve as he lectures a captured fugitive about the importance of fatherhood and how he turned from an outlaw biker to a bounty hunter. 

So that's the 411 on 'Dog the Bounty Hunter'. Two new episodes air tonight on A&E at 10PM (the date was wrong on the A&E site). So after you suffer through Fox's rip off of 'Extreme Makeover Home Edition', flip over to A&E and give Dog a shot. See the full story link for more, including a preview. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Road Dope 
press release reports: Dope is scheduled to embark on the two-month "American Apathy" tour starting Oct. 11th 2004 right in Denver, CO alongside Adema, Motograter and Twisted Method

 DOPE is putting the finishing touches on their new album American Apathy, scheduled for release in February 2005. The band will be hitting the road through the end of the year and playing many of the new songs live. A sample of a new Dope song, "No Way Out" is available online in an E-card promoting the band's upcoming tour with ADEMA, MOTOGRATER, AND TWISTED METHOD. [see the full story link for the eCard]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Scott Celani 
press release reports: Buffalo, NY-based singer-songwriter Scott Celani is kicking off an East Coast tour in support of his latest release, "Saturday". The tour includes stops at colleges and clubs throughout the Eastern U.S. and beyond, including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Georgia, Florida and Texas. Celani will be performing primarily in acoustic format, and he's joined onstage by vocalist/percussionist Andy Mac. 

For his 2nd studio release, "Saturday", Celani has teamed up once again with Toronto record producer Brent Bodrug of The B-Group Music (Alanis Morissette, Oscar Peterson, Jacksoul, Carlos Morgan). Celani and Bodrug also worked together on Scott's debut solo effort, "Them Apples". "Them Apples" was released in September 2002 to a packed of house of nearly 600 people in Buffalo. Scott spent 2003 touring the Eastern U.S. in support of it- Click Here for the Full Story 

Slapped: Janet Jackson - The Deformed Nipple Seen 'Round The World
[Tuesday, time for Scott Slapp to 'Slapp' someone. Last time Scott slapped rock stars that lobby for political parties and tried to get the message out that we have more than two choices. This week he slapps what he sees as a publicity stunt being used for misguided politics. ] 

Janet Jackson needs to be slapped. Not so much for being part of the most dysfunctional family in popular history, or for showing her deformed boob on TV. She needs to be slapped because she doesn't seem to have the sense of a 10-year-old. Maybe there was something wrong with the breast milk that fed the Jackson children? Maybe the power of the spotlight at such a young age burned their brains and kept them from developing into rational adults? 

On one hand we have the walking freak show that Chuck so eloquently singled out a couple weeks ago that thinks it's perfectly ok to have slumber parties with little boys. We hear the silly excuse that Michael was robbed of his childhood. Ok, fine. Even if we give this wacko credit for an entire second childhood, he's over 20 again. Time to grow up! The Jackson clan is a walking example of what happens when too much fame comes along with too much money that allows you to cut yourself off from reality. 

As Brother Michael faces trial accused of diddling little boys, sister Janet had the bright idea to show her mangled nipple to the world during the Super Bowl broadcast. Why did she do it? Was it a publicity stunt to help resurrect her declining career? Was it a spur of the moment "wardrobe malfunction"? Were the lights on the stage too hot and she needed some relief from the constraining top? Or maybe she wanted the world to see her new nipple deformation, courtesy of whatever contraption she placed on it. Whatever it was, it wasn't pretty. 

Now it looks like CBS is going to have to pay close to a million dollars in fines because of the little stunt. Why isn't Janet paying this? What amounted to a few seconds of airtime turned into weeks of instant replay on TV. So just in case you missed it the first time we were treated to seeing it over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again! Lucky us! 

I don't think Janet should be slapped for the stunt. Sure she should be slapped with the fines, but that's another rant. She needs to be slapped because of HER reaction to the reaction of it. She somehow thought it would be neat to show the world that her brother doesn't have a monopoly on mangling the human body. I really don't know what went through her head but she apparently never expected the backlash she received. Any rational adult could have seen this coming a million miles away. But not a Jackson. They seem to think the rules don't apply to them. 

Her reaction seems to be "What' the big deal?". What's worst is in her warped mind she turned it into some kind of war protest. "Nipple Clamps, Not War!". Yes, dear Janet thinks she suffered the backlash because the President was looking for something to take people's mind off of the war in Iraq. [See the full story link to read the rest of Scott's slapp.] - Click Here for the Full Story