Day In Rock 4/01: GNR Leak- Parents Vs MTV- Linkin Solo- Whitney Rahab Order- Derrick Plourde RIP- Strokes- Green Day- Avril- Stones Tour?- Ted Wins- Sharon's Driver Sued- No Anthrax For Megadeth- Kittie Flee- Audioslave Beat Green Day- Corgan Solo- dredge- Eagles of Death Metal Lineup- Blood Brothers- Kelly Ozzfest?- Take Action Tour Record Year!- Legacy- Marillion DVD- Scary Dates- more
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GNR Leak
Day in Rock reports: The first single from the long awaited Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" has made it online, click the full story link to hear it now!- Click Here for the Full Story 
Parents Vs MTV
FMQB reports: The Parents Television Council (PTC) has once again aimed its sights on MTV, calling out its top advertisers in a report entitled "Top Ten Sponsors Of MTV Sleaze." The PTC is asking the companies to defend their reasons for advertising on the hugely popular cable network. "These companies are directly responsible for the raunchy programming poisoning the minds of impressionable children. We are calling on these sponsors to explain why they choose to support a network that contains substantially more sex, foul language and violence than any broadcast television program aimed at adults. These companies must be held accountable for underwriting this material," said PTC President L. Brent Bozell.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Linkin Solo
MTV reports: Linkin Park's Chester Bennington is going solo — at least for one show. On May 21 he'll headline the 10-year-anniversary celebration of Tempe, Arizona's Club Tattoo, a venue founded by his former Grey Daze bandmate Sean Dowdell.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Whitney Rahab Order
Contact Music reports: WHITNEY HOUSTON has little choice about her latest trip to a rehabilitation clinic - she was taken there on a court order. 

The troubled singer, married to BOBBY BROWN, had showed signs of finally overcoming her drug battles in recent months, so fans were shocked when they learned the star had been checked into a rehab centre on 23 March (05). 

But a spokesperson for Georgia's Fulton County Sheriff's Office says Houston was whisked off to a clinic because they received an order from the county probate court to apprehend the star. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Derrick Plourde RIP
antiMusic reports: Derrick Plourde, one of the most respected musicians in the modern punk scene committed suicide on Wednesday (March 30). 

Over the past decade and half Plourde amassed an impressive resume. He first caught the attention of the pop-punk underground in the Goleta/ Santa Barbara scene in the early 90s in the band Lagwagon. That recognition expanded outside of the Southern California scene in 1992 with the release of Lagwagon's debut "Duh" (the first release from Fat Wreck Chords) and the two follow-up albums "Trashed" and Hoss. Although he left Lagwagon after the release of "Hoss" Plourde later teamed up with guitarist/vocalist Joey Cape in Bad Astronauts. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Strokes Almost Done
FMQB reports: The Strokes have definitely been flying under the radar while working on their next effort, but the band decided to throw fans a small bone by writing, "The Strokes have an announcement to make: They are almost done recording their third album," on their official Web site. The latest fan club newsletter does have slightly more news about the record, as singer Julian Casablancas said, "It will be better than the last one. We'd like for it to sound a little more professional but still sound like us." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Avril To Hit The Road
liveDaily reports: Canadian pop-rocker Avril Lavigne will take advantage of the warm summer months by touring her presumably thawed-out homeland. 

Lavigne is due to launch the run in mid-July, and dates so far stretch into early September. The itinerary focuses on Canadian venues, but a few U.S. stops are also planned. [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Stones Tour?
liveDaily reports: There's finally some evidence that a long-rumored summer tour by The Rolling Stones is getting off the ground. 

The Boston Herald reports that Boston Red Sox officials have asked city lawmakers to approve Aug. 21 and 23 concerts at Fenway Park.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ted Wins
Blabbermouth reports: The Associated Press is reporting that a Muskegon County jury ruled Thursday (March 31) that a music festival must pay $100,000 in damages to rock star Ted Nugent. 

The guitarist-singer, perhaps best known for his 1977 hit "Cat Scratch Fever", had sued Muskegon Summer Celebration over the cancellation of his June 2003 show. 

Nugent said a festival news release at the time of the cancellation wrongly accused him of making racist remarks. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sharon's Driver Sued
Blabbermouth reports: Reuters is reporting that a woman named Sharon Oren, who claims to be Sharon Osbourne's limousine driver, is among the more than 50 people who are being sued by Oscar organizers for allegedly reselling tickets for Hollywood's biggest award show, raking in up to $30,000 a pair from fans longing to rub elbows with Leonardo DiCaprio or Hilary Swank. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
No Anthrax For Megadeth
Blabbermouth reports: MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has shot down rumors that the classic pre-1993 lineup of ANTHRAX is one of the bands confirmed to appear on the MEGADETH-headlined summer U.S. tour. An official press statement announcing the other groups and dates for MEGADETH's trek is expected to be made available in the next day or two. [see full story for rumored bands]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Kittie Flee
Blabbermouth reports: Canadian metal band KITTIE have posted the following message on their official web site: 

We are pleased to announce that Artemis Records has released us from our recording contract. We have amicably parted ways due to a proposed amendment to the recording budget for the pending fourth KITTIE album. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Audioslave Beat Green Day 
Audioagression reports: Billboard.com is reporting that "Be Yourself," the new single from Audioslave has ended a 13 week run for Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" as number one on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Corgan Solo
IAYM reports: Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan fame is planning to release a new solo outing through Warner Bros. on June 21st entitled "TheFutureEmbrace". [see full story for more including tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Pet Shop Boys Picks
NME reports: PET SHOP BOYS are to release their own 'BACK TO MINE' compilation on April 25. 

The release also marks the first double CD edition of the series, which has seen past compilers such as, Underworld, Death In Vegas and Tricky. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

dredge Dates
The PRP reports: dredg have lined up some new dates with Circa Survive and another as-yet unannounced act in tow, here's the schedule: 
May 06th Minneapolis, MN - Quest Club
May 08th Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
May 10th Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagles Ballroom
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Eagles of Death Metal Lineup
The PRP reports: The Eagles Of Death Metal have officially confirmed their touring line-up for their previously announced April dates, in addition to band frontman/guitarist Jesse "The Devil" Hughes, guitarist Dave Catching and bassist Brian O'Connor, the band will once again feature Samantha Maloney of Hole fame on drums. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Blood Brothers Dates
The PRP reports: Additional dates have been announced for The Blood Brothers' tour with The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower and Big Business, here are the latest: 
May 03rd San Diego, CA - Epicentre
May 04th Phoenix, AZ - The Clubhouse
May 09th St. Louis, MO - Mississippi Nights
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
KISS Burger
April Broma Special report: Gene Simmons has revealed his latest money making venture, KISS Burger. The grease painted KISSer announced the formation of the new fast-food chain which will sport a KISS theme with employees donning the family makeup and outfits of the group. During a press conference on Friday, Simmons said of the new venture, "We've sold KISS caskets, condoms, tampons and oh yeah millions of records, so this was the next natural step for KISS. KISS burgers, KISS shakes, KISS fries! All KISS with my tongue on every wrapper! At our grand opening I will wrestle Ronald McDonald and show everyone who's the real God of Burgers!" [see full story for more ]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Ambassador Love?
April Broma Special report: Another rumor out of the leaking White House today is that the administration has an ace up their sleeve if the Senate blocks the nomination of John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations. A source close to the administration has told antiMusic that Bush may "have the last laugh and really show the U.N. what we think of them when we nominate Courtney Love to the post". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Kelly Ozzfest?
siN's metal news reports: SMNnews.com can exclusively reveal that Kelly Osbourne has landed the coveted 'mystery' band slot on this years OZZFEST 2005, putting to rest rumors that an 'Among the Living' era ANTHRAX will be taking to the main stage. [see full story for the real story =)]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Bizkit Wedding?
April Broma Special report: Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst may have a new significant other. In a protest against Massachusetts Gov. Romney and Attorney General Tom Reilly's recent ban on out-of-state gay couples traveling to Massachusetts to marry, Durst reportedly married Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland in a private ceremony in Worcester. An unreliable witness to the ceremony said that Durst explained the marriage as having two purposes; to protest the governor's move against gay marriage which was legalized by a recent Supreme Judicial Court decision and also because now that he has Borland back in his life he does not want to chance losing him again. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Head Fed
Dolly Doppelganger Special report: The Anti Terrorist division of the FBI announced a new head for 2005! In a bold move sure to help this country stay free of the forces of evil, the FBI informed a packed crowd that former Korn Guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has been appointed to this important position, citing his psychic skills. 

"We feel Mr. Welch will become the most valuable asset we have. He is presently taking FBI sponsored classes on 'keeping his mouth shut' & 'not issuing press releases on ridiculous subjects'. We anticipate this training could take some time. Once he's completed that round, he'll have to take an additional course load of classes, on logical thinking. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

50 Cent Enters Politics 
Alyson Chain Special reports: In a move some say is calculated to get his name into the news with no reference to former members of bands who became Christian, rapper 50 Cent declared his intention to run for office this fall. 

When asked what state he was planning to run in, he told a packed audience of hanger ons, well wishers and press that he was going to run under the authority of the United Nations Party, in the state of Global Villa and to celebrate he was going to slay 666 reindeer in a midnight barbecue for his fans & supporters. 

As for his platform, 50 pledged to make illegal what is legal, and legalize what is illegal. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

MC Hater Release
antiMusic Special report: Deaf Mutha Records is pleased to announce the release of the latest musical masterpiece from MC Hater. The resident king of Sh*t-Hop will drop his rockin' new soundz on April 31, 2005. 

The album was originally scheduled for release on April 1st but production was halted last week when Hater decided he had to include a rap about Big Macs on the album. He explained the delay, "I gotta get paid bitch. If those suckers gonna pay my ass for pimpin' their crap macs, Hater gonna get his". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Stern/Sharpton FCC 
April Broma Special report: In a bold reach across the political isle, the Bush administration is reportedly considering naming radio shock jock Howard Stern and political activist/former Democratic presidential candidate Rev. Al Sharpton as co-chairmen of the Federal Communication Committee. A high ranking administration official told the Beltway Insider Hotline that Bush was considering the move as a way to quiet criticism that the FCC under his watch has been too vigilant in policing the airwaves. The idea of offering a co-chairmanship to Stern and Howard was conceived as a checks and balances move. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Ray Stalker
Alyson Chain Special reports: Police were summoned to the estate of deceased musical icon Ray Charles after his terrified widow called 911, complaining that a stalker suddenly showed up at her gate claiming he was her reincarnated husband. 

After a few minutes of her replying, "no you're not." to his, "yes I ams" he abruptly stabbed out his eyes with a golf tee he found as a hinge in the gate, prompting her to flee & call police. 

The unidentified man was arrested without further incident. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Noble PR reports: Between 1970 and 1978, Emerson Lake and Palmer were one of the most exciting rock bands on the planet. From their stunning start at the Isle of Wight Festival, they were never afraid to tear up the rule book and take risks, both on stage and on record. On 13th June 2005, Sanctuary Visual Entertainment will release "Beyond The Beginning" – ELP's definitive 2-disc DVD collection of legendary performances, rare and previously unreleased material. 

A year in the making, this stunning 2-disc set pulls together the great moments from one of the 70's most successful and exciting bands. For most of this decade, this dynamic trio pushed back the boundaries of what was possible in rock. Ambitious musical projects, massive, over the top stage shows and an insatiable desire to try bigger and better things meant that it could not last, but for several years, this was 70's rock at its very best.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

NFG Peta iPod
PETA reports: South Florida-based punk band New Found Glory has teamed up with peta2.com—PETA's youth-focused Web site—to give away an iPod uploaded with three songs from the band's latest release Catalyst and 12 of their favorite songs by other artists, including some surprises like "Faithfully" by Journey, "Money Changes Everything" by Cyndi Lauper, and Phil Collins' "Can't Stop Loving You." 

The Grand Prize winner will also receive an autographed Catalyst CD, autographed T-shirts, and a DVD of Troma's Tales From the Crapper, featuring New Found Glory. Four first-prize winners and four second-prize winners will also receive merchandise. The contest runs until April 28, and due to the explicitness of the Troma DVD, the contest is limited to people 18 and older. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Take Action Tour Record Year!
Hopeless Records reports: 2005 marked the most successful year ever for the TAKE ACTION TOUR Presented by Hurley International, with over 35,000 tickets sold. The nationwide fifth annual tour--featuring headlining act SUGARCULT with HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS, THE EARLY NOVEMBER, ANBERLIN, HOPESFALL, MAXEEN, PLAIN WHITE T's and MÊLÉE--and its TAKE ACTION VOL. 4 two-disc compilation CD received strong critical acclaim. Next year's tour and compilation installment are tentatively set for Winter 2006. 

Overall, the 2005 tour raised over $65,000 in donations for the National Hopeline Network (1-800-SUICIDE), a suicide prevention and crisis hotline and the Youth America Hotline! 1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454), a peer-to-peer line pairing youth callers with youth crisis workers in their area. Over half of the nationwide trek sold out, including shows at the Los Angeles and Anaheim House Of Blues, New York's Irving Plaza and San Francisco's The Fillmore, to name a few.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Legacy Sign with Valhalla Records
Snake City News reports: The Los Angeles based hardrock group Legacy founded by bass ace Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN/GEORGE LYNCH) has inked a deal with UK's Valhalla Records. The label will re-master and release Legacy's debut CD with new art work, bonus tracks as well as future releases through this agreement. Marten Andersson will be starting to work on new material for a follow up CD, slated for a 2006 release.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Marillion DVD
MVD reports: Music Video Distributors and Racket Records are pleased to announce the home viewing release of Marillion – Marbles on the Road for US and Canadian distribution on DVD. 

Filmed at the Astoria in London on July 10th and 11th, 2004 over a sell-out weekend, this concert DVD documents Marillion's live presentation of the critically-acclaimed album "Marbles". Using 15 different cameras, and presented in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound, this film gets closer to the Marillion live experience than any previous video recordings.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Scary Dates
Earshot reports: Hailing from the deserts of suburban Phoenix, Scary Kids Scaring Kids have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with within the Arizona music scene. 

Inspired by a diverse range of acts such as Beloved, Reggie and the Full Effect and Radiohead, Scary Kids Scaring Kids have fused the sounds of many genres to create a truly distinctive sound, earning them respect and admiration from their peers and fans alike. 

SKSK Tour Dates:
April 5th Yuma, AZ @ Vibes 
April 6th San Diego, CA @ The Epicentre 
April 7th Anaheim, CA @ The Chain Reaction 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Notice because of litigious jerk-offs: The following stories: "GNR Song Leak," "Bizkit Wedding?," "Head Recruited by Feds", "50 Cent Enters Politics," "MC Hater Announces Wholly Crap    CD," "KISS Burger," "Ambassador Love?," "Stern/Sharpton To Head FCC", "Ray Stalker" and maybe some other things printed on this special day were figments on the  authors imaginations. In other words, they were complete and total B.S.  Happy April Fools and remember don't believe everything you read!    Also because of this special  holiday, we are not 100% sure that all of the stories from the Day in Rock sources are true.

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