Day In Rock 2/4: Motley Feud- Illegal T-Shirt- Music Welfare- 12 Years For Tray Deee- Napster Vs iPod- Artemis Loses Head- Eagles Box- Turtles DUI- Spector Sued- Burton Bell EP- Terror- McCartney Denied- U2- Beck- Love To Sell Kurt's Estate?- Nightwish- Spineshank Mystery Singer- DevilDriver- Rufus UK- Sevendust with Mayo- QOTSA- Meshuggah- VOAG- Against All Authority / Common Rider- more
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Motley Feud
Blabbermouth reports: ContactMusic.com is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil and drummer Tommy Lee will head off on the group's reunion tour as enemies later this month — because neither one wants to forgive and forget. 

The rock act split largely because of the feuds between Lee and Neil, and the singer admits their relationship is still hindered by the very negative feelings they have about each other. 

He tells men's magazine Blender, "I don't like Tommy and Tommy doesn't like me. Tommy doesn't care to resolve things. I don't care. I have no feelings about it either way. 

"You go to work and there's a guy in the office you don't like. You still do your job, huh? [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Illegal T-Shirt
Blabbermouth reports: Norfolk Eastern Daily Press is reporting that a British man who wore a heavy metal band T-shirt bearing an insulting picture and slogan pleaded guilty Monday (Jan. 31) to religiously aggravated offensive conduct. 

Dale Wilson, 35, of Northfields, Norwich, was arrested by two police officers in The Avenues as he walked to a local newsagent to buy some tobacco on Halloween wearing a T-shirt promoting Ipswich band CRADLE OF FILTH. 

The front of the T-shirt showed a sexual image of a nun while the back carried an extremely offensive reference to Jesus ("Jesus Is A C**t").[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Guess CoF won't be playing at the Forum.

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on MURDERDOLLS Singer Completes 'I Walked With A Zombie' Video Shoot, SKINDRED Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance, Former VIXEN Guitarist Resurfaces In DRAWING DOWN THE MOON , SLIPKNOT: New Single 'Before I Forget' To Go For Radio Adds Next Month, TESLA Promising Fan Interaction For Acoustic Tour, VEHEMENCE Announce New Singer and more click here to check it out

Music Welfare
BBC reports: Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has called for more government help for musicians, while taking part in an Edinburgh Lectures discussion. 

"There are elements of our musical output which require sustenance because they aren't self-sufficient," he said. 

"But so-called commercial music would benefit from investment as well." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

12 Years For Tray Deee
MTV reports: Tray Deee of Tha Eastsidaz was sentenced to 12 years in a California state prison on Wednesday for his role in a 2003 shooting. 

Appearing in Long Beach Superior Court, the rapper, born Tracy Lamar Davis, pleaded no contest to shooting at an occupied vehicle and remains in county jail awaiting transfer to an as-yet-undetermined prison, according to prosecutor Cynthia Barnes.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Napster Vs iPod
Reuters reports: Napster Inc. on Wednesday unveiled a portable version of its music subscription service, backed by a $30 million ad campaign that takes aim at rival Apple Computer Inc.'s popular iPod player. 

Napster's promotion includes a Super Bowl television spot urging fans to compare the costs of spending $10,000 to buy and transfer 10,000 songs from Apple's iTunes store to an iPod, with the $15-per-month fee to carry songs from a catalog of over a million tracks on Napster-compatible players. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Artemis Loses Head
Reuters reports: Artemis Records chairman/CEO Danny Goldberg is leaving the independent label he founded in 1999 due to what sources said Wednesday were "philosophical differences" with its owners. 

Artemis president Daniel Glass has been elevated to president/CEO of the label.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Eagles Box
Billboard reports: The Eagles will release a nine-disc boxed set, including their seven studio albums and one live work, on March 15, Billboard.com has learned. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Turtles DUI
AP reports: Al Nichol, former lead guitarist for The Turtles, has been sentenced to six months in jail for drunken driving while on probation for a previous DUI conviction. 

Nichol's blood-alcohol level was 0.311 at the time of his May 2004 arrest, well above Nevada's legal limit of 0.08, according to court documents. 

Nichol, 58, also showed up drunk for a Jan. 12 court hearing. Tests showed he had a 0.19 blood-alcohol level. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Think he will sing 'Happy Together' to his cellmate?

Spector Sued
AP reports: Famed rock 'n' roll producer Phil Spector has been named in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the mother of a B-movie actress whom Spector is accused of killing in his home. 

The shooting took place after Spector "grabbed, hit, fought with ... and injured" Lana Clarkson, and after he tried to prevent her from leaving his home, the lawsuit says. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Burton Bell EP
Totalrock reports: Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell is finally to release an EP called 'Iconoclast' from his side project Ascension Of The Watchers. Initially, this will only be available on vinyl through the band's official website.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Terror Nix Tour
Totalrock reports: Terror have cancelled their plans to support Agnostic Front on the latter's UK tour. This is due to American commitments.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on More Bands For Sweden Rock, Christ In Ireland, Spineshank Find New Singer, Botch DVD, Lamb Of God Banned, Camp Freddy In The Studio and more click here to check it out

It Was 36 Years Ago Today
ArrowFM reports: Paul McCartney hires the law firm of Eastman & Eastman, Linda Eastman's father's law firm, as general legal counsel for Apple. This was Paul's response to the hiring of Allen Klein the day before and the beginning of the end for the Fab Four. (1969) [see full story to see what else happened on this day in rock history]- Click Here for the Full Story 
McCartney Denied
ArrowFM reports: Since 1991 there have been rumors of a Paul McCartney "Love Songs" album - but now that project has been cancelled. It was actually due out this month but Sir Paul reportedly couldn't get clearance to use about a half-a-dozen Beatle songs. Since the Beatles songs like "Michelle", "Yesterday" and "Here, There are Everywhere" are credited to the Beatles (and not just Lennon-McCartney) the group's company, which is owned by McCartney, Ringo Starr and the Estates of John Lennon and George Harrison, would have to unanimously agree on it's addition on any Beatles or non-Beatles release. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
U2 is Sorry
liveDaily reports: U2 drummer Larry Mullen has written an open letter to fans in which he addresses the problems that many encountered during last week's presale of tickets to the group's upcoming world tour.

 Last week, U2.com held a ticket presale that was open to all paid subscribers of the group's fan club, regardless of their length of membership. Thus, a number of apparent scalpers--whom the band is now pursuing in an effort to reclaim the tickets-- recently joined the club for the sole purpose of participating in the presale, and were able to trump some longtime fans. The fallout from the presale led the group to offer fans who were denied tickets a refund of their $40 fan-club subscription (details of which are now posted at the band's site). Meanwhile, in his letter to fans, Mullen explained that he personally is devising a plan to avoid a similar scenario during future presales. [see full story for a lot more details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Beck Release Date
liveDaily reports: A March 29 release date is set for "Guero," Beck's first new album since 2002's "Sea Change." The collection will be issued in three formats: a standard CD, a two-disc package containing two music videos and a 5.1 audio mix, and a third edition containing four remixes by Royksopp.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on LeAnn Rimes follows album release with live shows, John Prine readies new album, sets U.S. tour, Keith Urban, Montgomery Gentry, others to appear at CMA Festival, liveDaily Interview: Roger Taylor of Duran Duran and more click here to check it out

Love To Sell Kurt's Estate?
Xfm reports: Courtney Love may be forced to sell the family estate of her late husband and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain as the costs of her multiple and ongoing legal battles mount up. 

It is reported that former Hole frontwoman Courtney Love may have to sell a Cobain family estate to pay off her mounting legal bills. Love is allegedly just days from a 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. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Alice in Damageplan 
antiMusic reports: Alice in Chains will be reuniting for a Tsunami benefit sponsored by Seattle radio station KRQI-96.5 K-Rock. K-rock has informed antiMusic that Alice in Chains alumni Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney and Mike Inez will be joined on stage by Damageplan frontman Pat Lachman. 

Lachman is 100% confirmed, but we have been told that other singers may also join the band on stage for this benefit concert. 

The K-Rock Tsunami Continued Care Relief Concert will take place on Friday, February 18th at the Premiere Club in Seattle. Aside from Alice in Chains, Ann Wilson of Heart, Sir Mix A Lot, Chris Degarmo of Queensryche and Krist Noveselic of Nirvana are also scheduled to appear. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Libertine Arrest
antiMusic reports: Former Libertines frontman Pete Doherty has reportedly been arrested on assault charges in London. Doherty allegedly assaulted a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker at the Rookery Hotel, according to a British newspaper. 

The Guardian reports that a Scotland Yard spokesperson confirmed that police were called to the hotel Wednesday evening to investigate a reported assault. The police made an arrest for assault and suspicion of theft, but they have not released the identity of the accused, believed to be Doherty. 

The filmmaker, Max Carlish, told the Daily Mirror that he and Doherty were in the Rookery Hotel, and that "everything was going fine until he started demanding loads of cash. He wanted thousands, and I knew he was going to go out and spend it on heroin. He was desperate for a fix. I said 'No,' and he went berserk, punching me." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Lindsay Lohan Sued
antiMusic reports: Actress turned pop singer, Lindsay Lohan, has another hit under her belt, but this one involves motor vehicles. Two Los Angeles residents filed suit against Lohan on Wednesday claiming they were injured when Lohan rear-ended them on Laurel Canyon Boulevard last August. 

The plaintiffs, Eddie Pamilton and Ilex Harris, allege in their suit that Lohan "negligently owned, controlled, repaired, entrusted, maintained and operated an automobile as to cause it to, and it did, become involved in an accident or collision, injuring and damaging plaintiffs." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Guttermouth Rocky Tour 
antiMusic reports: Guttermouth are getting ready to get rocky mountain high this month with their annual trek through the Western U.S. mountain range. The tour is set to kick off on the 8th in Salt Lake City, from there the band heads to Wyoming for a couple a shows before hitting Colorado for a string of seven dates which concludes on the 19th in Grand Junction. 

Guttermouth won't be rocking the Rockies alone, they are taking along F-Loader and Another Damn Disappointment as support. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Kills Tour
antiMusic reports: The Kills have lined up a North American tour in support of their forthcoming album "Now Wow" which hits stores on March 8th. The band is looking to create a buzz this go around so they appropriately enough plan to kick things off with an appearance at the SxSW music festival in Austin before heading to various dates across North America for the next month. 

The Kills will conclude the junt with an appearance at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California on April 30th. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Nightwish DVD-Audio
Abrasive Rock reports: NIGHTWISH will release a DVD-Audio version of their latest album "Once" on February 21. The complete track listing for the disc reads as follows: 'Dark Chest Of Wonders' 'Wish I Had An Angel' 'Nemo' 'Planet Hell' 'Ceek Mary`s Blood' 'The Siren' 'Dead Gardens' 'Romanticide' 'Ghost Love Score' 'Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan' 'Higher Than Hope' 'White Night Fantasy' [see full story for more details]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Spineshank Mystery Singer
Digital Noise reports: Spineshank drummer Tommy Decker has announced that the band has found a new singer. 

"In the past year we've written a lot of songs and tried out tons of singers, some that you all have heard of and some unknowns. A lot of these guys could've easily done the job of continuing Spineshank where we left off, but we want more than that. So we held off until we found someone that we really clicked with. 

"We've been working with someone for a while now and it's going really good (no names yet because of the legal bulls***). It has all the elements that Spineshank has always had, but it doesn't sound like Spineshank. We've never liked to repeat ourselves and have always expanded our sound after every record and this time is no different. [see full story for a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

DevilDriver Finish CD
Digital Noise reports: DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara has announced that the band has completed recording their sophomore album "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand". 

In a posting on the band's official website, www.devildriver.com, he wrote: "This past Sunday (Jan. 30), tracking on the upcoming DevilDriver CD, 'The Fury of Our Maker's Hand', officially concluded. In fact, the last track to have vocals laid down was the title track itself. Fourteen songs in all were recorded... Mixing of 'The Fury of Our Maker's Hand' will begin later this month. [see full story for a lot more from Dez]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Digital Noise also has news on A Static Lullaby Post New Track Online, Mudvayne's New Single "Happy?" Posted Online, Ascension Of The Watchers to Perform at CBGB's on February 6th, Static-X Announce Live Shows, Head Automatica Drop Off of Take Action Tour and more click here to check it out

Rufus UK
NME reports: RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has confirmed details of a UK tour in support of his new album 'WANT TWO'. 

As previously reported, Wainwright and his band will play a pre-album release show on March 1 at the Carling Islington Academy in London. The gig will be the UK's first chance to hear material from forthcoming LP ‘Want Two', which is released on March 7. The March show will be followed by a full UK tour in April, [see full story for all of the dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sevendust with Mayo
The PRP reports: Sevendust look to have chosen Sonny Mayo of Snot/Amen fame as their new guitarist.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
The PRP reports: Tentative details have been revealed for the upcoming deluxe edition of Queens Of The Stone Age's new album "Lullabies To Paralyze". The deluxe edition is said to feature the CD version of the album along with a bonus DVD, which will reportedly contain an interview with Josh Homme and Sarah Silverman, various in-studio footage and videos for the tracks "Everybody Knows That You're Insane" and "Someone's In The Wolf". [see full story for more bonus info.. yes there is more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Meshuggah Delay
The PRP reports: Meshuggah's forthcoming new album "Catch 33" will now see a May 31st North American release date through Nuclear Blast.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
VOAG Goes Silent
Punkbands.com reports: Sad but true - VOAG steps off the punkrock highway for good. This is what the band had to say: Attention, punkrockers! As many of you've already heard, we can now confirm that we indeed have decided to quit Voice Of A Generation, following Kim Belly's departure in December ´04. We wanna take this opportunity to thank every single one of all you fans out there. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Against All Authority / Common Rider Split
Punkbands reports: The two seminal punk bands, Against All Authority and Common Rider have teamed up to release a split via Hopeless Records. The eight-track CD will feature never-heard before music from both artists and will be released to the masses on April 12, 2005. The four tracks on this split are the last ever recordings from the legendary Jesse Michaels who is currently on an indefinite hiatus from music.[see full story for more, including tracks and preorder info]- Click Here for the Full Story 

That sound you hear is Greenmuse jumping up and down. 

New Voice of Vehemence 
Metal Blade Newsletter reports: Vehemence would like to thank all the people that have submitted vocal try-outs and it is greatly appreciated! At this time we would like to announce that our new vocalist is Sean Vandegrift, former vocalist for From A Second Story Window (Blackmarket Activities/Metal Bade). We are excited as to what he will bring to Vehemence, and what the future holds in store. Catch Sean's debut with Vehemence on tour with Crematorium, The Red Death, and Losa starting this April. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Matt Leaves Winter Solstice
Metal Blade Newsletter reports: We would like to announce the departure of vocalist Matt Tarpey from Winter Solstice. We are also very happy to announce the addition of our new vocalist, Peter Walters. Peter brings so much to the table on the stage and off with a powerful presence and a dominant voice. His commitment level is unparalleled and we are so excited to have him.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Cattle Decapitation Autograph Session
Metal Blade Newsletter reports: Cattle Decapitation will be signing autographs on Friday February 18th at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. After the Cattle Decapitation set head over to the FYE table to meet the band and get an autograph.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Ben Falgoust at DIY Convention
Metal Blade Newsletter reports: GOATWHORE & Soilent Green's frontman Ben Falgoust will be participating in the "You Can't Get There From Here" panel at this year's DIY Convention in Hollywood. "You Can't Get There From Here" will feature recording artist like Ben, laying down the rules of the road in DIY touring from 5 – 6pm Friday Feb. 11th. The event will be held Feb. 7-12, 2005 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood and will feature five nights of independent music acts, two nights of film festival screenings, plus panels, workshops and mentoring sessions from top independent film, music and book professionals. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Bayside Plot New CD
press release reports: Bayside have announced plans to record their second album for Victory Records. The self-titled project will be produced by Shep and Kenny at their studios in Manhattan from March through mid-April, and will include "Existing In A Crisis (Evelyn)", available for download at purevolume.com/bayside.com. Other songs will include "Devotion and Desire" and "Meet Me In Montauk". The band are hard at work refining the songs in a rehearsal studio that has definitely been a good luck charm for numerous other Long Island bands – Brand New, Taking Back Sunday and The Movielife also wrote and rehearsed albums there. "Bayside" will be in stores in July; fans can expect some very special guests to contribute to the album.

 Bayside have booked select shows on the East coast and will also play the Victory showcase at SXSW. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

  Slapp of the Day: King of Slapps
[This is an opinion article. If you don't care to read it, skip it] I was surfing around the web today doing research about the latest lame band 'buzz' for my day gig and I came upon some rather interesting sites while using the new MSN Search (I was looking for info on Jonathan Davis). Did you know that Hitler was a lesbian? I sure didn't. But it says it on a blog site. Know what is scarier? Did you ever notice that Barbara Bush looks like Winston Churchill with a wig on? That's neither here nor there, but the Hitler thing reminded me of it. I know you are saying right now, "Thats nice Scott, now get to the Slapping!" You got it! 

To wrap of my first (and maybe last) week of Daily Slapps, and in honor of the 300 + people that sent in hate mail complaining about them, this slapp's for you! I proudly slapp myself. And I do commend some of you for originality! The ol' college intern line never gets tired. That and the frustrated middle age guy works great too! (27 is old but not middle aged) Although I do agree with the worst opinion writer in history bit. If you want a dissertation in a couple paragraphs, you're in the wrong place! Go read the real columns on this site for substance. 

[Since he is talking about his favorite subject (himself), Scott ran over again. To read the rest of his worthless column, click the full story link. Be sure to voice your opinion in the Fan Speak if we should give Scott another week or not.] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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