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Day In Rock 9/30: Vandals Vs Mag- P2P Jail- Celebrity Big Brother- Libertine Angers Fans- Doors Trial Over- Rod Not Ozzy- Audioslave Ponder Direction- Purple Russian- Metal Church- COF Sued- 3 Inches of Blood Lose Guitarists- Pixies- Green Day- Scott Muni RIP- Soil Move On- Blindside Heist- Primus DVD- Metallica Expands Tour- Neil Young- Coldplay Admits Coldcock- Godsmack-  more
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Vandals Vs Mag
Aversion reports: The Vandals received a cease and desist order from the magazine whose logo is parodied on the act's latest record' cover. 

The Daily Variety ordered the band to stop using the flying V-styled logo on the covers of its Hollywood Potato Chip (2004, Kung Fu), claiming that the logo infringes upon its trademarked logo. 

The band says the similarities aren't coincidental at all: The logo was created as a parody of the intertainment-industry rag. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

P2P Jail
Aversion reports: A billed passed by the U.S. House of Representatives may punish users of peer-to-peer file sharing networks with prision time. 

The bill makes users of peer-to-peer networks who share more than 1,000 songs potential felons. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on BellRays Sign to Alternative Tentacles, Snapcase Guys Get Side Band, Weezer Wraps Up Recording this Winter, Nancy Sinatra Gets Indie-Rock Makeover, Yusuf Islam Criticizes Deportation and more click here to check it out

Celebrity Big Brother
Ananova reports: Libertines frontman Pete Doherty is considering a £100,000 offer to appear in Celebrity Big Brother. 

Producers have promised him the cash even if he quits after a day, says The Sun. 

They are keen to get a rock star following the success of Johnny Rotten in I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. 

Tim Burgess from The Charlatans and Liam Gallagher have already turned them down. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Isn't there there already a show like that called 'The Surreal Life'?

Libertine Angers Fans
Ananova reports: Seven men were arrested after a gig by Pete Doherty's new band was cancelled at the last minute. 

Trouble flared outside Aberdeen's Lemon Tree where the ex-Libertines singer was supposed to be performing with Babyshambles. 

Fans say they were finally told at 10.50pm - 20 minutes after the band were due on stage - that Doherty had 'fallen downstairs'. 

Twenty police officers - including a dog handler - had to be called in after departing fans crowded round the band's tour bus outside the venue. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Doors Trial Over
ArrowFM reports: A Los Angeles jury returned a verdict Monday in Doors drummer John Densmore's lawsuit against his old bandmates. The sole purpose of the suit was to try and stop his old bandmates - keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger - from using the band's name. According to the Doors fan site, none of the parties of involved was awarded any money and the Doors of the 21st Century will be allowed to continue using the moniker. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Rod Not Ozzy
ArrowFM reports: Rocker Rod Stewart has declined a $45 million offer to star with his family in an MTV reality show, which is in the same vein as The Osbournes. The network apparently offered Stewart $9 million for a dozen episodes, with another $36 million if the show was a hit. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jefferson DVD
ArrowFM reports: A new DVD collection of live performances by Sixties rockers Jefferson Airplane is in stores now. Fly Jefferson Airplane features footage of the band in concert from 1965 to 1973, and also includes interviews with the band members. The band eventually became Jefferson Starship in the mid-70s and a collection of that band's videos will be released on October 12th.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: ArrowFM also has news on New Floyd Documentary Captures Band's Demise, Yusuf Islam Denounces US Screening Policies, Phil Spector Charged With Murder, Billy Joel to Get Married, New Hendrix Photo Book on the Horizon and more click here to check it out

Audioslave Ponder Direction
Blabbermouth reports: AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello recently told Launch Radio Networks that he can't predict what the group's still-in-progress sophomore album will sound like. "It's hard to say," he said. "We've written 22 songs, and depending which of those we choose to put on the record, it could go in a number of different directions. But I know that within this batch of songs, we've definitely written some of our hardest riff-rock ever. And there's songs that are completely different from music that we've worked on in any way in the past.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Purple Russian
Blabbermouth reports: MosNews.com is reporting that former DEEP PURPLE members Glenn Hughes and Joe Lynn Turner are collaborating on a music project with no less than the deputy mayor of Moscow, Mikhail Men, who, it turns out, dabbles in music. 

Men said he got the idea to record together with Hughes and Turner while listening to some hard-rock songs he wrote when he was young. "As a result, together with producer Alexander Berezhny we risked offering Glenn Hughes and Joe Lynn Turner to perform the music," Men was quoted as saying by Interfax.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Metal Church Tour
Blabbermouth reports: Long-running Seattle-based power metallers METAL CHURCH have lined up the following dates during October/November: 
Oct. 23 - Seattle, WA @ The Catwalk 
Oct. 27 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick 
Oct. 28 - Las Vegas, NV @ Tailspin Bar & Grill 
Oct. 29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge 
Oct. 30 - Fort Collins, CO @ Starlight 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

COF Sued
Blabbermouth reports: The organizers of the canceled CRADLE OF FILTH concert in Ecuador last weekend are intending to take legal action against the group for their failure to perform at the event, the Ecuadorian daily newspaper El Comercio reported. 

"We are going to initiate a legal process against [CRADLE OF FILTH] in order to force the band to return the advance costs incurred in connection with the concert's organization," stated Rubén Clays, spokesperson at the House of Rock, who promoted the event. 

CRADLE OF FILTH were scheduled to perform at Plaza de Toros Quito in Quito, Ecuador on Saturday (Sept. 25) but ended up cancelling the concert at the last minute after experiencing flight delays on their way to the Ecuadorian capital. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

3 Inches of Blood Lose Guitarists
Blabbermouth reports: Canadian metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have parted ways with guitarists Bobby Froese and Sunny Dhak. "The two of them decided they could no longer commit to touring and needed to deal with some personal matters," the band write on their web site. "Naturally, we were all quite shocked and disappointed by their decision, but after much discussion, we understand why they needed to do this and we wish them the best. We decided afterwards that we didn't want to call it a day, so we've recruited the guitar talents of Justin Hagberg from war-metalers ALLFATHER and Shane Clark, who plays in TEN MILES WIDE and THE ALMIGHTY PUNCHDRUNK." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on JUDAS PRIEST Ringtones Now Available, UNEARTH: 'Unleashed' Session Scheduled For Live Webcast, MACABRE Added To CANNIBAL CORPSE/NAPALM DEATH Tour, ANNIHILATOR Mastermind Looking To Produce Metal Bands, METALLICA: 'Jane Pauley' Promo Clip Posted Online and more click here to check it out

Pixies Cover Zevon
NME reports: PIXIES fans desperate for some new recorded material from their heroes are to have their appetites sated with an album set to appear on October 18. 

The reformed Boston heavyweights have recorded a cover of Warren Zevon's ‘Ain't That Pretty At All' for a tribute album to the late star ‘Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs Of Warren Zevon'. 

They join some major hitters on the album including Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Weather Girl Passes
Jam reports: Izora Rhodes Armstead, who sang the 1980s dance club hit It's Raining Men as one-half of the Weather Girls, has died. 

Armstead, who along with partner Martha Wash started out as background singers for San Francisco disco diva Sylvester before forming the Weather Girls, died Sept. 16 of heart failure at a hospital in San Leandro, Ca. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Green Day No 1
antiMusic reports: Green Day not only scored the No. 1 spot in the U.S. for their new album "American Idiot", they also had their biggest selling week in history. The group's fifth studio album sold 267,000 units its first week out and beat their previous first week sales for "Warning" by 111,000 units. 

Chevelle had a strong opening for the follow up to their platinum selling "Wonder What's Next". Their new album, "This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)" sold 89,000 units its first week and landed at No. 8. 

Shadows Fall received their highest chart position with their new album "The War Within", which entered the charts at No. 20 after selling 39,000 units its first week in stores. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Scott Muni RIP
ASBURY PARK PRESS reports: Scott Muni, an authoritative voice on album-oriented rock for New York radio stations since the 1960s and a Point Pleasant resident, died yesterday. He was 74. 

Earlier this year, Muni suffered a stroke, but the cause of his death was not yet known, said Josefa Paganuzzi, spokeswoman for Clear Channel, the corporate owner of the New York-based classic rock station WAXQ-FM. Muni joined the Q104.3 FM staff in 1998. 

Muni spent more than 30 years at WNEW-FM in New York, beginning in 1967. He helped define the station as one of the country's first and best-known outlets for the album format, in contrast to Top 40 radio's emphasis on singles. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Simon & Garfunkel DVD
Reuters reports: Although details were scant at deadline, Simon & Garfunkel are eyeing a Nov. 23 release for a DVD and deluxe CD chronicling their wildly successful Old Friends reunion tour. 

The sets will be issued by Warner Bros., which released Simon & Garfunkel's landmark 1981 "Concert in Central Park." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

US CD Sale UP
Reuters reports: A swing to growth in U.S. album sales and surging consumption of music on DVD helped slow the decline in first-half global sales of recorded music, the trade body for the world's largest record companies said on Thursday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Soil Move On
Electric Basement reports: SOIL guitarist SHAUN GLASS spoke with Electricbasement.com's Jeff Kerby about the departure of vocalist RYAN McCOMBS, "It wasn't really a surprise at all, really. I think it was a case where it was basically time for us to move on. We had done some records, and they're good, but I think maybe he thought he couldn't take it to the next level. He was just kind of burned out, and I think he wanted to stay at home with his family—his wife and kid. It's just kind of weird though, you know, the four of us founded this band, and now we're back looking for another lead singer all over again." [see full story for entire interview]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Not Our Rant, but...
tinfoil reports: Dear Media Industry: 

We lied to you. In the golden 80s and 90s we told you micropayments and content protection would work; that you would be able to charge minuscule amounts of money whenever someone listened to your music or watched your movie. We told you untruths which we well knew would never work - after all, we would've never used them ourselves. Instead, we wrote things like Kazaa and Gnutella, and all other evil P2P applications to get the stuff free. 

We told you these things so that you would finance the things we really wanted to build, not the things that you wanted to be built. We knew all along that DRM schemes do not work, and we knew that whatever we create can be broken by us. We don't care anymore, because your money made us bigger than you. 

Look at us: every year, we churn out more computer games than your entire industry is worth. You know how we do it? We like our customers. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Blindside Heist
Digital Noise reports: Blindside are the latest band to have their gear stolen. 

The band were forced to cancel the final show of the Internal Storm tour last night at The Wherehouse in Bartlesville, OK as a result. 

The band and crew had left the show in Dallas, TX when they stopped to get something to eat. They were only away from the van for about 30 minutes and when they returned, everything left inside the van was gone. The band lost all their personal effects including their passports which need to be replaced before they can return home. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Primus DVD
Digital Noise reports: PRIMUS "HALLUCINO-GENETICS" LIVE 2004 DVD In Stores November 16th 

The First Live Concert DVD from Primus! Filmed at the last US show in June, 2004 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, this DVD captures the band at their live peak. It includes two full sets delivering 2-1/2 hours of live music and includes a complete performance of their classic album "Frizzle Fry." The Hallucino-Genetics Tour this past summer culminated a year of hugely successful live performances for the original lineup of the band. [see full story for more, including tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Digital Noise also has news on Breaking Benjamin, Hoobastank and Incubus to Contribute to "Halo 2" Soundtrack, Killswitch Engage to Appear on Rockline, 3 Inches Of Blood, Distillers, Faith No More and More Contribute Tracks to "Tony Hawk's Underground 2", All Dates Announced for Marilyn Manson's "Against All Gods" Tour, Sevendust Announce Tour Dates and more click here to check it out

Metallica Expands Tour Again
liveDaily reports: More dates have surfaced for Metallica's ongoing tour behind last year's "St. Anger," and show-openers Godsmack have laid plans to spend some of the tour's off nights giving headlining acoustic performances. 

New to Metallica's itinerary are November stops in Dallas; the Salt Lake City area; San Diego; Anaheim, CA; and San Jose, CA. Tickets for those shows will hit the box office this weekend.New to Metallica's itinerary are November stops in Dallas; the Salt Lake City area; San Diego; Anaheim, CA; and San Jose, CA. Tickets for those shows will hit the box office this weekend. 

Meanwhile, Boston-based quartet Godsmack will play a handful of acoustic shows. Only five such shows are currently planned, with dates spread across September, October and November. [see full story for more include the latest Metallica dates and the Godsmack unplugged dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Neil Young's Greatest
liveDaily reports: Reprise Records will issue a Neil Young (news | CDs) hits collection on Nov. 16, according to the label. The set, titled "Neil Young's Greatest Hits," features 16 of the singer/songwriter's previously released songs.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Keith Urban stretches fall tour as new album top charts, Briefly: U2, Phil Spector, Chingy, Tim McGraw, Simple Plan readies new album, lines up tour, Van Halen tour spills deeper into the fall, Green Day adds more shows to North American tour and more click here to check it out

Coldplay Admits Coldcock
Xfm reports: The usually mild-mannered and genuinely amiable Coldplay singer Chris Martin has admitted that he did in fact attack a photographer in the street in London and receives a police caution. 

The multi-platinum singer-songwriter has admitted attacking a photographer in the street as he and his then-pregnant wife Gwyneth Paltrow left a restaurant in Knightsbridge, London in March 2004. 

Martin tripped photographer Alessandro Copetti when he tried to take a picture of the couple. However, after a five-month investigation he has conceded he was to blame and accepted a police caution. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Xfm also has news on Glastonbury Festival Formal Review Takes Place, Bono Speaks Out At Labour Conference , Win Thom Yorke's Guitar In Charity Prize Draw , U2 Confirm New Album Tracklisting, Free Xfm Live Sessions CD With NME and more click here to check it out

Godsmack DVD Hit
press release reports: Have you experienced Godsmack live? Coming Home Studios in association with SRS Labs and Zoe/Rounder is pleased to announce the release of the new long form live in concert DVD "Godsmack - Changes," which bowed at #7 on Billboard's Top Music Video Chart. It's incendiary performance. It's stories behind the music. Its up close and personal. It's one of today's top selling rock bands connected to its audience. Featuring enigmatic, powerful frontman Sully Erna, and bandmates guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill and drummer Shannon Larkin, "Changes" offers in-depth interviews with all four band members, behind-the-scenes material, and live concert footage shot with 14 cameras in High Definition, 16:9 formats. The DVD was filmed by Coming Home Studio's Daniel E. Catullo III and Andrew MacNaughtan, the award-winning team behind "Rush In Rio," which among other CHS releases, won numerous awards, including the JUNO in 2004 for Music DVD of The Year and two Telly Awards. 

Filmed throughout Godsmack's 2003-2004 Worldwide "Faceless" Tour, much of which included the coveted support slot for Metallica's "St Anger" tour in Europe and North America, "Changes" offers fans the opportunity to experience the band in several ways.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

John Denver Hits
press release reports: Thirty years ago John Denver wrote what is arguably one of the most requested love songs ever, 'Annie's Song', for his then-wife Annie Denver after the near break up of their marriage. It sold more than a million copies hitting the number one spot simultaneously in the U.S and the U.K. This September, it is exactly 30 years since Annie's Song topped the charts. 

Now BMG are proud to release the digitally remixed and remastered 'John Denver Definitive All-time Greatest Hits' on October 5, 2004. This 2-CD set features all Denver's greatest hits such as 'Leaving On A Jet Plane,' ' Annie's Song,' 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' and 'Rocky Mountain High', not to mention 5 newly discovered and never released tracks as a special bonus disc.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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