Day In Rock 9/08: Twista Injured in Fatal Crash- ill nino & Soulfly Brawl- Hendrix Guitar Stolen- Sum 41 Go Hollywood- Stones- U2- Def Leppard- Kittie, Otep, Crisis Tour- Rare Verve- Auf Der Bondies- Trapt- TSOL- Trail of Dead- Internation Noise Conspiracy- Slayer- Rappers Gotta Pay- Franz Win Mercury- White Stripes- Datsuns- Bon Jovi Tribute- Black Metal Soundtrack- Lost Pink Floyd Documentary Found- more
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Twista Injured in Fatal Crash
liveDaily reports: Rapper Twista was slightly injured and one of his bodyguards, Arthur Dixon, was killed in a Monday morning (9/6) van accident near Erie, PA. 

According to Pennsylvania State Police, the van reportedly hit a median and rolled several times. All passengers in the van were ejected except for the driver, who was the only one wearing a seatbelt. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Rolling Stones TV Circus Coming to DVD
liveDaily reports: "Rock and Roll Circus," a would-be television special starring The Rolling Stones that was conceived in the late-'60s but didn't surface until the mid-'90s, reportedly will be released on DVD on Oct. 12. 

According to Billboard.com, the DVD edition features commentary tracks by the Stones' Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman, as well as Marianne Faithfull and others. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

U2 Triple Threat
liveDaily reports: U2 will issue three different versions of "Vertigo," the first single from the group's upcoming album. 

One CD version features the new song "Are You Gonna Wait Forever," and a second sports a cover of Kraftwerk's "Neon Lights" and a remix of "Vertigo" by Jacknife Lee. 

A DVD version of the single includes the "Vertigo" music video, audio of "Are You Gonna Wait Forever,"...[more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Blues Explosion brings 'Damage' to North American clubs, Kittie plots return to the road with healthy drummer, Van Halen books more North American dates, Live Review Hilary Duff in Phoenix, Slayer to headline fall Jagermeister Music Tour and more click here to check it out

ill nino & Soulfly Brawl
Blabbermouth reports: ILL NINO have reportedly dropped off the remaining dates on the SOULFLY U.S. tour following an altercation between current SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO) and ILL NINO frontman Cristian Machado after the two bands' joint appearance in Royal Oak, MI this past Sunday (Sept. 5). According to several eyewitness accounts, the fight erupted as a result of onstage remarks made by Machado denouncing bands with "rock star" attitudes — comments which were believed to have been directed at SOULFLY. Rizzo reportedly confronted Machado behind the club's backstage area where the ILL NINO bus was parked and physically attacked the singer until the two were separated. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hendrix Guitar Stolen
Blabbermouth reports: Celebrity Justice is reporting that a guitar that once belonged to Jimi Hendrix was stolen from an an inner city Los Angeles nightclub two weeks ago, according to the man that has been holding onto it for nearly 50 years, Ike Turner. 

Jimi Hendrix was a member of Ike's band in the 1950s until Turner gave Hendrix the pink slip almost five decades ago. 

Turner believes the thief probably doesn't even realize how valuable the guitars are. He also told Celebrity Justice that after holding onto the guitars for nearly 50 years, he had been planning to put them up for auction, saying, "I'm pretty sure I could have gotten close to a million dollars." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Def Leppard Super Vault
Blabbermouth reports: DEF LEPPARD have confirmed the plans by Island/Def Jam and Universal/Mercury to release a new DEF LEPPARD compilation album in October, titled "Best Of Def Leppard". Described as "an updated 'replacement' version" of the band's previous greatest-hits compilation, "Vault" (1995), the new collection will be released in North America under the title "Super Vault". [see full story for lots of details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Kittie, Otep, Crisis Tour
Blabbermouth reports: Canadian metal band KITTIE will be teaming up with OTEP and CRISIS for the Metal Movement Tour beginning on September 27 in Farmingdale, NY. 

KITTIE were forced to cancel several dates on their North American headlining tour last month after the band's drummer, Mercedes Lander, was hospitalized due to severe dehydration and exhaustion. [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on THE CLAN DESTINED: Debut Demo Details Revealed, DEATHSTARS Begin Recording New Album, STRYPER Part Ways With Bassist TIMOTHY GAINES , KAI HANSEN To Perform HELLOWEEN Set With STORMWARRIOR, VELVET REVOLVER's SLASH Visits BBC's Radio 1: Audio, Photos Posted Online and more click here to check it out

Sum 41 Go Hollywood
MuchMusic reports: Ajax, Ontario's Sum-41 are going Hollywood. Frontman Deryck Whibley will star as Carmen Electra's love interest in a new film entitled "Dirty Love". Deryck's band-mates are also set to appear in the flick. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Rare Verve
NME reports: Two previously unheard songs by THE VERVE will feature on their Greatest Hits. 

'This Is Music: The Singles 92-98' is released on November 1 as a CD and DVD, and will feature two unheard songs, 'This Could Be My Moment' and 'Monte Carlo'. 

Both were recorded for the sessions of their classic album 'Urban Hymns', and were produced by Youth and John Leckie respectively. [see full story for tracklisting] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: NME also has news on Franz Ferdinand win Mercury Music Prize, REM – European tour dates revealed, Morrissey announces massive December gig, New Elbow track aired live, Exclusive – U2 cover Kraftwerk! and more click here to check it out

Auf Der Bondies
MTV reports: Auf Der Maur and the Von Bondies are heading out on the road for a co-headlining North American club tour beginning September 16 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Seventeen shows, including stops in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Detroit, have been announced with more to come.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Trapt Reissue
MTV reports: Trapt will reissue their 2002 self-titled debut in the dual DVD/CD format on October 19. The set features a 5.1 surround-sound mix and videos for the songs "Headstrong," "Still Frame" and "Echo." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MTV also has news on Lil Jon Mixing Up A Potent New Batch Of Crunk Juice, Chappelle Throwing A Block Party With Kanye, Lauryn, Others, Alter Bridge Singer Leaps Into New Role With A Bungee Cord, Outkast Get Out Of This World; Andre 'Trying To Create A New Sound', Mixtape Monday: Nas Does His Best Kool G Rap, Cam'ron's Down With Cyndi Lauper and more click here to check it out

Aversion reports: TSOL will bring its old-school punk rock to the masses on a short tour. 

The band's tour dates are: 

Sept. 9 - Hell's Kitchen, Tacoma, Wash.
Sept. 10 - The Venue, Boise
Sept. 11 - Club Sound, Salt Lake City
Sept. 12 - Climax Lounge, Denver
[see full story for more dates] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Franz Ferdinand Nets Mercury Prize, Noise Conspiracy Delayed, Trail of Dead Readies Tour, Album, U2 Covers Kraftwerk, Pixies Addicted To Touring and more click here to check it out

Trail of Dead Tour
Pitchfork reports: ...as we reported last month, the wisely sages at Interscope, to which the band are shackled and bound, recently decided to forgo the planned October 5th release of the band's full-length follow-up, Worlds Apart, and to instead push it back to January of 2005 to make room for releases by U2 and Eminem. 

Fortunately, January isn't really that far away-- and it got just a little bit closer. In a sort of kind of way. You see, this time next month, fans will be lining up at shows nationwide to not only witness the raw, frenetic power of the group's older material, but also the explosive, exploding explosions of the new stuff. Indeed: Trail of Dead frontman Conrad Keely has just uncurtained plans for a 27-date North American fall tour, to kick off a month from yesterday at their hometown's esteemed Emo's venue. The jaunt will officially bring closure to the band's longest period of not touring since their inception seven years ago, and will be in support of the group's brand new single, which, just like the album, is titled "Worlds Apart". [see full story for more, including dates] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Pitchfork also has news on Low sign to Sub Pop, finish work on new LP, Turbonegro recording sixth album in Norway, On!Air!Library! launch North American tour, Nirvana box set to see release in November!, MF Doom's new album set for fall release and more click here to check it out

Internation Noise Conspiracy CD Delay
IAYM reports: Label difficulties stemming from American Recordings' move from the Def Jam family to Interscope have resulted in the North American release date of The (International) Noise Conspiracy's latest album "Armed Love" being moved back to 2005. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Slayer DVD Delay
IAYM reports: Slayer's upcoming DVD release "Reign In Blood Live: Still Reigning" has been pushed back a month, and will now land in stores on October 26th. The effort as previously reported features the original Slayer line-up performing the entirity of their classic 1986 outing "Reign In Blood" live on stage,- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Icepick: "Violent Epiphany", Behemoth/Krisiun European Tour, The Break Update, Bile Tour Update, Orgy/Still Life Projector Tour and more click here to check it out

Rappers Gotta Pay
AP reports: A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that rap artists should pay for every musical sample included in their work — even minor, unrecognizable snippets of music. 

Lower courts had already ruled that artists must pay when they sample another artists' work. But it has been legal to use musical snippets — a note here, a chord there — as long as it wasn't identifiable. 

The decision by a three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati gets rid of that distinction. The court said federal laws aimed at stopping piracy of recordings applies to digital sampling. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Franz Win Mercury
Reuters reports: Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won Britain's coveted Mercury Prize for its eponymous debut album. 

The annual music-industry award, recognizing the U.K. or Irish album of the year, was presented Tuesday night at the Grosvenor House hotel in London. 

"We didn't expect to win this," said lead vocalist Alex Kapranos upon accepting the honor. "The bands (nominated) this year reflect a trend in the U.K. toward fantastic music." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

White Stripes Prep New CD
Ananova reports: Jack White says the White Stripes are to record a new album and will not be splitting in the near future. 

He told the NME that songs were currently being written for the follow-up to Elephant and the duo could be back in the studio as early as next month. 

When asked about persistent rumours about the group's future, he said: "Well, we'll know when it's over. I don't think we're going to last ten years, I don't think Stripes will last 20 years. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananonva also has news on Xmas gig for Mozza, Nightmare Before Christmas, Embrace album online, Beta Band's last stand, UK tour for Manics and more click here to check it out

The Fest 3 To Hit Florida
thefestfl.com reports: It is on! Work has started on THE FEST 3- "Triple Threat in 3D". The dates have been set for Oct 29th, 30th and 31st. Once again it will be held in the city that loves to host a party, Gainesville FL. The same format will be in effect, but we are adding an extra day of debauchery to continue through Halloween. Three days, five venues, about 70 or so bands, and the three day pass will still remain the low price of $25 in advance and $40 weekend of. If you are not familiar with the concept behind THE FEST it is pretty easy. You come and run your ass all over Gainesville and see a ton of bands. You party your ass off, stay up late, meet crazy people, dance, sing along, party with old and new friends, see some of the bands passed out in the streets, and then leave wondering, why can't this s*** happen everyday of our lives. So, start training your liver, get a sleep deprivation tank, sport a tude, and tell your family and work that you might not be making it back. [a regular reader sent this in and said everyone in the area should check it out. Sounds like a blast. See the full story link to get all the info, including bands, tickets etc.]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Six Launch Tour (featuring Ex-members of Drown & Cypress Hill)
press release reports: Beginning Sept 16th, 2004 Embryo Records recording acts Bydeathsdesign and SiX featuring Ex-Drown vocalist Lauren and Ex-Cypress Hill/OPM guitarist Alfunction will embark on the "Killing the Trends" tour in support of their both artists new releases. Bydeathsdesign will be supporting their recently released "Don't Test the Universe" and SiX will support their critically acclaimed "The Price of Faith". Support on select dates will come from Las Vegas up-comers Kid Deposit Triumph. [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Datsuns No Longer Outta Sight
press release reports: "Rock has become a marketing tool just like anything else- you see a pop idol or a movie star wearing an AC/DC t-shirt," proclaims Christian Datsun, lead guitarist and composer of New Zealand's Datsuns. "It's has morphed from a form of music into something else. As a band, we want to enjoy what rock and roll music was about in the first place- a high energy, spontaneous show, the combination of a good atmosphere, a good crowd and loud music and the excitement that comes with it, instead of selling Diet Pepsi, or something." 

And that, friends, is what the Datsuns have imparted to rock and roll fans all over the globe since release of their self-titled 2002 debut. This September marks the release of Outta Sight/Outta Mind, a Molotov cocktail comprised of 21st century boogie and pull no punches punk rock. 

Produced by John Paul Jones, the surviving half of the world's greatest rock and roll rhythm section (as well as knobsman for R.E.M., Butthole Surfers and Diamanda Galas). [the CD comes out next Tuesday]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dig! The Movie
press release reports: The ultimate Rockumentary, this film follows the lives of two American rock bands: The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols. This is more than just a movie about the bands, it shows the friendship turned rivalry between Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor-Taylor. Dig touches on the destruction of friendships, major labels versus indies, and everything in between. Simply put, this is a must see film for any fan of rock music! [see full story for more, openings begin next month]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Skindred Launch 'Nobody' Video
Day in Rock reports: The folks over at Altantic just sent over the brand new Skindred video for the song "Nobody". You don't have to wait and tune into to Fuse to check it out, click the full story link to see it right now.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Bon Jovi Tribute
press release reports: In the Spring of 2005, Versailles Records will return to hard rock form with the first new and most current Bon Jovi Tribute to date, to hit the street in conjunction with the band's new album. Featuring current and former members of Motley Crue, Ratt, Love/Hate, Warrant, LA Guns, Cardboard Vampyres, Adler's Appetite, Union, Dangerous Toys, The Scream, Whitesnake, Winger, as well as Richard Kendrick, Straitjacket Smile, Tony Janflone Jr., Jasy Andrews, Shane Volk, and others, this tribute will feature hits spanning Bon Jovi's entire 20+ year history! Additionally, in the summer of 2005, Versailles Records will unleash the long-awaited debut LP from Straitjacket Smile, featuring (and produced by) Richard Kendrick on lead guitar, and Ross Stephens on lead vocals. The band will support this double-disc debut with a co-headlining tour to be annouced in the early spring! Visit www.versaillesrecords.com or www.straitjacketsmile.com for updates on both of the aforementioned releases!! [discloser: Versailles founder and president, Jake Brown, is an antiMUSIC columnist]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Black Metal Soundtrack
press release reports: It shall be no surprise to those who've braved the later work of The Avant-Garde Black Metal misfits Choronzon that their cinematic nightmarescapes has been added to the soundtrack of an intense independent film. Damnatus, a film based on Warhammer 40.000, a Sci-Fi strategy game from the creative minds of Games workshop, deals in gorgeous dark imagery and showcases the talents of director Huan Vu. 

Set in a nightmare future where the high-tech forces of humanity fight for survival against enigmatic, ancient alien races, Damnatus deals with some themes that have been part of the Choronzon Oeuvre since the beginning. The creations of Choronzon have embodied the visual aspect of P. Emerson Williams' work as his art invokes otherworldly melody and infernal harmony/disharmony. This film is Choronzon's perfect sonic setting. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Rock For Sudan Pt II
press release reports: Waxploitation Records, a leading record label for hip hop and electronic music, announced today that it will release a charity CD in an attempt to assist in the fight against the Genocide taking place right now in Sudan. 

The CD, titled Genocide in Sudan, is slated for a late November release and includes System of a Down, Gorillaz, Jill Scott, Jurassic 5, Thievery Corporation, Kinky, X-ecutioners, Bad Religion, Tortoise, Yoko Ono, Danger Mouse & Murs, Tweaker, The Pretenders, Mark Farina, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, DJ Spooky featuring Lee ‘Scratch' Perry, Toots and The Maytals featuring Bunny Wailer, Teargas & Plateglass, The Nightwatchmen and Rise Against amongst others. More than half the album includes exclusive songs and rarities. 

Waxploitation will donate all of the profits from the Genocide in Sudan CD to the United Nations Refuge Agency and UNICEF (www.unhcr.ch and www.UNICEF.org ), build awareness for solutions that anyone can easily assist with, including signing the petition at (www.darfurgenocide.org/action.htm), and guide people to protests and events in their area. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Lost Pink Floyd Documentary Found
press release reports: On November 30th, 1979, the musical genius that was "Pink Floyd" released an album, which would place the band at the pinnacle of the recording industry and make a permanent mark on FM airwaves. The telling of this story happened only 30 times on stages in Los Angeles, New York, Dortmund and London. 

During August 1980, cameras captured the only footage of the frenetic operations to build these stages. From the moment the fleet of trucks arrived, until the lights went down and the music began. The project was edited as a behind-the-scenes documentary on the engineering of the concerts, to be presented to the loyal, enthusiastic fans of the band. Perhaps more significant. this performance would be the last for the band with all the original members who recorded the album. In the melee of the breakup. this documentary was archived and forgotten for nearly a quarter century. 

Witness now the building of "The Wall" and "The Lost Documentary".- Click Here for the Full Story