Day In Rock 2/2: Master P Gun Bust- Vandals Vs Austria- MTV Sleazy?- GNR Feud- Deadbeat Love- Stolen Guitar eBayed- Jacko Jury Shaping Up- Metal Batman- Sepultura Reunion Unlikely- AC/DC Singer Drops Benefit- Megacritic- Mortiis- Lamb of God / Machine Head Tour- Mastodon- 30 Seconds To Mars- Breaking Benjamin- Head Automatica Won't Take Action- Lotsa Skynyrd- QOTSA Presale- more
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Master P Gun Bust
E! Online reports: Master P may have had the hookup, but that didn't keep him from getting locked up last week. 

The multiplatinum-selling rap legend and his brother, Silkk the Shocker, were arrested on felony gun charges in Los Angeles last Thursday. 

P, 37, and Silkk, 29, were arrested for investigation of unlawfully carrying firearms and transferred to the West Hollywood Sheriff's station, where they were booked on the felony charges and spent three hours in custody before being released in lieu of $35,000 bail. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Vandals Vs Austria
Punkbands reports: The Vandals show on January 30th in Vienna, Austria was moved from the original venue, the Arena Club, to Planet Music because the promoters got mad that the band played in Iraq over the holidays. The Vandals had this to say about the venue change and the reason behind it. "As a band with zero political songs, yet 10 about diarrhea, we were pretty amused that the Arena Club in Vienna, Austria found something to rally against in our visit to Iraq to entertain soldiers. Here are our Top 10 responses to their decision to ban us." 

10. If we turn out to be double agents, you guys just totally blew it.
9. Vandals Good, Hitler from Vienna adjacent.
8. We only killed eardrums, promise!
7. Bravo! Fascist smear campaigns like this sound so much more kick ass in German.
6. Sorry, we didn't know you were going to get all French about it.
5. If we spit on our countymen and don't bathe for a month can we come back in?
4. Boycott me, boycott you!
3. You could have just told us pre-sale was bad.
2. Great. More time to spend in the Eagle's Nest gift shop.
1. Shut your bread and cheese hole, the spokesman for your country, Arnold Schwarzenegger, said this would all be cool. - Click Here for the Full Story 

MTV Sleazy?
SFGate.com reports: Approaching the first anniversary of Janet Jackson's famed wardrobe malfunction, a study released Tuesday criticized MTV for the "incessant sleaze" of steamy programming aimed at young people. 

During one week last March, the watchdog Parents Television Council said it counted 3,056 flashes of nudity or sexual situations and 2,881 verbal references to sex. 

MTV labeled the report unfair and said the group ignores the network's public service efforts, like its Emmy-winning "Choose or Lose" campaign on the presidential election. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

GNR Feud
AP reports: Rock recluse Axl Rose has signed a multimillion dollar publishing deal, and that isn't sitting well with his former Guns N' Roses bandmates. 

After burning up charts and selling out stadiums around the world in the late '80s and early '90s, Guns N' Roses endured a bitter split, leaving only Rose and keyboard player Dizzy Reed to soldier on under the GNR banner. Former members Slash (Saul Hudson) and Duff (Michael) McKagan, now part of the band Velvet Revolver, filed a lawsuit against Rose last year over who controls the rights to the old GNR songs. The suit is still pending. 

McKagan's lawyer, Glen Miskel, expressed surprise when told of the Sanctuary deal. He said Rose, Slash and Duff were part of a partnership and "neither Sanctuary nor Axl Rose have provided the remaining partners with a copy of that agreement." He added Rose is trying to transfer copyright interests in songs which "are not owned by Mr. Rose." Guns N' Roses' manager Merck Mercuriadis, who just so happens to be CEO of Sanctuary Group, said he didn't want to comment beyond the announcement of the deal. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Deadbeat Love
Contactmusic reports: COURTNEY LOVE is in the midst of new legal problems over a pair of allegedly unpaid bills. 

The former HOLE frontwoman is facing a Saturday (06FEB05) deadline to resolve non-payment of legal fees in one civil case, while another company is also claiming non-payment, according to a complaint filed recently in Olympia, Washington. 

WMC MORTGAGE CORP is seeking foreclosure on a 13-acre (five-hectare) property which Love bought in 1997 for her late husband KURT COBAIN's family, meaning the home would be put up for bid at a public auction [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Stolen Guitar eBayed
AP reports: Fans of Peter, Paul & Mary know a hot guitar when they see one. A handmade Larrivee acoustic guitar owned by Peter Yarrow disappeared on a flight from Washington to Fort Lauderdale in December 2000. It looked like it was gone for good until something like it surfaced on an eBay auction. 

Browsers recognized the six-string guitar and notified eBay and Yarrow. The online auction company canceled the auction and e-mailed law enforcement. Within an hour Monday, FBI spokeswoman Judy Orijuela said, agents found the guitar in the Miami suburb of Sunny Isles Beach. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jacko Jury Shaping Up
AP reports: The judge in the child molestation case against Michael Jackson said Tuesday he had a sufficient pool of about 250 prospective jurors willing to sit through the projected six-month trial, moving jury selection along more quickly than expected. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Metal Batman?
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting at SuperHeroHype.com, newly recorded tracks by METALLICA, VELVET REVOLVER, AUDIOSLAVE, PEARL JAM, Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION) and CHEVELLE are among the songs that are slated to appear on the "Batman Begins" soundtrack, tentatively due in late May/early June. Also purportedly scheduled for inclusion are three songs from GREEN DAY (the two newly recorded tracks, and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", which is said to be the film's "theme song"), as well as newly recorded cuts from THE CURE and FOO FIGHTERS.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Sepultura Reunion Unlikely
Blabbermouth reports: In a recent interview with Music Mania Magazine, SOULFLY/ex-SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera was asked if he would ever consider rejoining SEPULTURA if he had the chance. 

"No, I believe things happen for a reason and I see that as a great time in my life that I did something, but I see SOULFLY as being a new chapter," he said. "I go with the philosophy of going forward and never backwards." [see full story for more, including Max discussing Dimebag]- Click Here for the Full Story 

AC/DC Singer Drops Benefit
Blabbermouth reports: AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has reportedly cancelled his participation in the Mardi Gras kick-off celebration on Saturday, February 5 at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. 

According to legendary rock musician Rick Derringer, who organized the benefit concert, Brian felt that the atmosphere of the event's theme (Mardi Gras) did not properly reflect on the cause at hand (disaster relief).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on OMNIUM GATHERUM: 'Years In Waste' To Receive U.S. Release In March, NIGHTRAGE Guitarist Admits He Didn't Want EVERGREY's ENGLUND To Guest On Album, DAWN OF AZAZEL Announce New Drummer, DISGORGE Nearly Done Mixing New Album, DARKEST HOUR To Enter Studio In Late February and more click here to check it out

MTV reports: For the price of a T-shirt and a hat, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine will personally tear your demo tape to bits. Fans who purchase a shirt/hat combo from Mustaine's merchandising company, BandMerch.com, can enter a contest to have their demo critiqued by the singer.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Mortiis Tour
DiS reports: Mortiis tours; small children reported to be "not at all frightened of the weird bloke in the mask". 

19 Cardiff - Barfly
20 Cambridge - The Junction
21 Leicester - The Charlotte
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Lamb of God / Machine Head Tour
Machinehead1.com reports: LAMB OF GOD have asked MACHINE HEAD to be a part of their U.S. midwest tour beginning in May. More detailed date and venue info will follow soon. Machine Head then plan to embark on a headlining stint immediately afterward in support of their upcoming live DVD 'Through The Ashes Of England.' Stay tuned for more info.- Click Here for the Full Story 
More Mastodon
The PRP reports: Mastodon have lined up more dates with Burning Brides, the latest include: 
March 24th Houston, TX - Engine Room
March 26th Dallas, TX - Trees
April 12th Denver, CO - Rock Island
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
30 Seconds To Mars Change
The PRP reports: 30 Seconds To Mars have changed the title of their upcoming new album to "A Beautiful Lie". The outing is expected to arrive in stores in June via Immortal/Virgin. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Randies Debut
press release reports: THE RANDIES' debut album AT THE FRIENDSHIP MOTOR INN--a mix of straight-ahead rock, ultra-sweet harmonies and grrrl punk bravado--is set for wide release in March from indie Elicit Records/MRI via Navarre distribution. Recently, the Los Angeles Times' Kevin Bronson hailed: "The L.A. quartet delivers its pop punk with a wink and a shredded guitar riff. On their debut At The Friendship Motor Inn, The Randies channel a few decades of punky female-fronted bands, from the Runaways to The Muffs. There are songs about boys, relationships and more boys. And a paean to Kevin Bacon. They pull it off with flair" (11/14/04).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Shout Out Louds Hit U.S.
press release reports: Starting out as five old friend playing in a drafty Stockholm rehearsal space in 2002, Shout Out Louds gave their very first demos to a close friend who promptly started a record company to release them in Scandinavia. That led to tours throughout their native country, a series of singles, EP's and a passionately received album, cultivating a devoted international fan base along the way. They'll now tour the U.S. supporting the Futureheads with a stop at South-by-Southwest and will release the new Very Loud EP in February and a full-length major label debut in May on Capitol Records. Shout Out Louds have also been confirmed to perform at the 2005 Coachella Valley Music Festival in Indio, California on Sunday, May 1st.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Sinai Beach Victory
press release reports: Sinai Beach have joined the Victory roster! We are pleased to announce that Victory Records will be releasing the band's sophomore album, "Immersed," which was produced by Eric Rachel (Atreyu, Dillinger Escape Plan) at New Jersey's Trax East studios. The Southern California band has toured with Bleeding Through, Throwdown and Norma Jean and their music is crushing, in the vein of Pantera. Look for their Victory debut to be in stores mid-2005 and be sure to see the band on tour with The Juliana Theory and Zao in March/April![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Gogol Bordello in March
press release reports: Rubric Records will release Gogol Bordello's East Infection on March 22, a 6-song collection of b-sides, acoustic tracks and outtakes. This enhanced EP will also include live performance footage from Gogol Bordello's 2004 U.S tour. 

"East Infection" includes two outtakes from the band's recent recording session with Steve Albini in Chicago last October as well as a cover of Manu Chao's "Mala Vida." The band spent a month at Albini's Electrical Studios working on their upcoming full-length recording, which is set to come out later this summer. In addition, lead singer Eugene Hutz will make his acting debut in "Everything Is Illuminated" starring opposite Elijah Wood .[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Breaking Benjamin Dates
press release reports: Breaking Benjamin have announced the first dates of their tour with Theory of a Deadman and The Exies. The dates are as follows: 

03.01.05 - State College, PA - Crowbar
03.02.05 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
03.03.05 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
03.05.05 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

MPMF 2005
press release reports: MPMF 2005 is the Midwest's biggest and best music festival. From September 21 to 24, Cincinnati USA will host over 250 artists from the US and abroad. There will also be two days of speakers, panels, workshops, mentor sessions, and exhibitors. With so many artists, industry professionals, and music fans…It All Starts Here! Band/artist registration is now open. Go to www.mpmf.com to learn more.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Head Automatica Won't Take Action
press release reports: The HURLEY INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS: SUB CITY TAKE ACTION TOUR is set to kick off tomorrow, February 2nd in Washington DC. Head Automatica, who were scheduled to play on every date (excluding the DC date) have had to pullout of the tour. Singer, Daryl has been dealing with a serious chronic illness, and is currently hospitalized. Head Automatica will not be appearing on any Take Action Tour dates. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Lotsa Skynyrd
press release reports: Legendary rock icons, Lynyrd Skynyrd, announce a busy and highly-visible month, starting with their nationally televised Super Bowl tailgating party in Jacksonville, Fla; then heading to Los Angeles to perform on the Grammy Awards show and then releasing a new album, Then And Now Vol II. 

Lynyrd Skynyrd will host a kickoff to Super Bowl XXXIX on the eve of the big game. The tailgate party is a special one-hour live concert, "Lynyrd Skynyrd's Super Bowl Saturday Night Special, airing on CMT, Saturday, February 5th, 2005 at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT. 

On February 13th Lynyrd Skynyrd will be the centerpiece of the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards' tribute to Southern Rock. During a four-song medley, which opens and closes with Lynyrd Skynyrd songs "Free Bird" and "Sweet Home Alabama," respectively, other country and southern rock singers will join Skynyrd on stage for two additional songs.

 Just two days after this not-to-be-missed performance, Sanctuary Records will release Then And Now Vol. II on February 15th. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

The Exies Dates
press release reports: 02/10/2005 Casbah San Diego, CA 
02/13/2005 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM 
02/15/2005 Engine Room Houston, TX 
02/16/2005 Headliners Live Jackson, MS 
02/17/2005 Clear Channel Events Center Little Rock, AR 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
QOTSA Presale
Fanscape reports: Queens of the Stone Age is hitting the road in March to support the release of the new record, Lullabies to Paralyze (in stores 3/22). 

A special pre-sale launched yesterday, TUESDAY, February 1st where you can get first dibs on tickets. 

Oh, and one more thing... you'll need a password to get in on all of this. Ready for it? The password is: "sheep" (all lowercase, no quotes)[see full story for the presale site] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Slapp of the Day: Emo
Can someone please explain to me what in the hell Emo is all about? Is it an abbreviation for the politically correct term for emotionally inept dorks with sinus infections that like to whine about stupid things? I may bitch about a lot of things but these Emo dorks take it to a new extreme. I think we need to rename it Whine-O. And who decided that nerds with guitars was a good idea? Is it the only way these guys can get laid? Did they see a Motley Crue video and say "hey, if those dorks can get women, we can too!" Now I'm discovering there are even subgenres of Whine-O. Scream-O, Lame-O, and the new craze in Mexico called Stupid-O. Isn't this just the dork's offshoot of pop-punk? 

Right now a few of you are saying, "relax Slapp, these kids are just playing the music they love and besides they are better than Limp Bizkit". But I can't relax. I just heard some idiot in an interview last week say that The Ramones were the first Emo group. Excuse me? Playing four chords and creating some incredible melodies and memorable songs out of them is not equal to playing the same four chords and whining about not getting laid. You're nerds, you are not supposed to get laid! I see an Emo video and I think I'm watching 'Revenge of the Nerds' set to suck-O music. The Ramones could be campy as all hell but they were campy on purpose, Emo dorks are just dorks. They can't help it and they are upsetting the balance of nature. Cool kids and stoners turn into rockers. The jocks, jock each other off and become used cars salesmen. Drama dorks move to Frisco or New York to try to become theatre stars (Clay Aiken notwithstanding). Nerds launch multimillion dollar enterprises. They are not supposed to try to be rockstars. It's the tradeoff, cool kids (not trendy kids, they go into pop or middle management nothingness) get laid a lot and nerds get rich the old fashioned way and find a nerd to marry. It would be one thing if these nerds made good music but they don't. The crap they play has no business anywhere in the rock world. By giving these nerds a stage we are undermining the grand scheme of things. The next thing you know the nerd that was supposed to discover the cure for cancer instead opted for a 15 minute TRL career and millions will die. While the rocker that was supposed to sell millions and make little is forced to temp at your credit card company and screws up your bill (unless of course your credit card company moved their operations to India). Ok, I'll calm down now. At least we can count on the jocks still being a**holes and the drama queens still being pretentious. But this Emo stuff has to go before it brings on Armageddon by continuing to rip a whole in the time/space/dork continuum. So to all of the dorks that buy this crap, consider yourself Slapped. And please stop. Really, the joke wasn't funny. Stop right now. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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