Day In Rock 2/7: Suge Arrested- Lohan Vs Press- Sum 41 Injury- Snoop Denies Rape - MTV2- Motley Circus- Motorhead 30th- Dylan Tour- Judas Sabbath- Dimebag Video- GNR Tour Rumor- Crown- Plant Tour- DMB- Pete Freed- RIAA Sues Dead Woman- U2 Record Sellout- Eminem Beats Elvis- Thrice- SOAD- Byzantine Lose Cid- Megadeth- Label Conspiracy- Bloodsimple- Backyard Babies- more
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Suge Arrested
AP reports: Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was booked on suspicion of violating his parole after police found marijuana in his truck during a traffic stop, authorities said Sunday. 

Knight was arrested about Saturday evening in Barstow and held by sheriff's officials pending his transfer next week to state prison, said sheriff's Cpl. Lorraine Riser. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Lohan Vs Press
MTV reports: Lindsay Lohan is unhappy about all the press coverage her parents' divorce is getting, so her attorney has sent a seven-page cease-and-desist letter to some celebrity news outlets. The letter, obtained by the Smoking Gun Web site, threatens legal action against any publication that reports on the "false and damaging statements" made by Lindsay's father, Michael Lohan. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Sum 41 Injury
Totalrock reports: Sum 41 have been forced to cancel four dates in their native Canada, because vocalist Deryck Whibley has rupted a vocal chord. They hope to re-schedule all of these as soon as possible.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Motley Circus
Totalrock reports: Motley Crue are reportedly working with the celebrated Cirque De Soleil on the stage set for their upcoming world tour, which kicks off on February 14 in Puerto Rico. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Motorhead 30th
Totalrock reports: Motorhead are to play a special 30th annversary show at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on June 16. Get tickets via the Ticketmaster link at www.totalrock.com - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Extol On God Forbid Tour, Labrie In London, Theory Of 'Gaoline', Adema Hit By 'Tornado', Aliens In The Studo, System On The Gras and more click here to check it out

Snoop Denies Rape 
E! Online reports: To refute rape allegations against him, Snoop Dogg went to the King Friday--Larry King. 

Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, laid out his version of events that are set to play out in court over the coming months in dueling lawsuits between him and a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by the rapper and his entourage. "I refuse to be another entertainer who writes a check for false allegations," the 32-year-old rapper said via satellite in Jacksonville, where he's attending Super Bowl festitivities. "I'm innocent...I wasn't even in the building." Snoop said he thinks Bell is simply after his money. "That's a serious allegation [rape]," he said. "This happened two years ago...I got a lot of money, true indeed, but that doesn't mean I'm going to give it to you." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

New MTV2
AP reports: On Sunday, during the Super Bowl halftime, MTV2 is relaunching with a new focus on 12-24 year-old guys — and a new logo. 

This silhouette of a dog with two heads (you may have seen the intentionally vague posters) is at the center of the new MTV2. The revamped network will maintain most of its current music programming, bonded with swirling graphics and constant injections of randomness. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Dylan Tour
AP reports: The times, they aren't a-changing that much. Bob Dylan will head back on the road for a spring tour. The singer — and now author — announced dates for "The Bob Dylan Show," to kickoff in Seattle on March 7. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Judas Sabbath Posted
Blabbermouth reports: An excellent-quality audio recording of JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford singing the BLACK SABBATH classic "War Pigs" with SABBATH members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward on August 26, 2004 at the Camden, NJ stop of Ozzfest has been posted online at the JUDAS PRIEST fan site The French Metallian.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Dimebag Video Online
Blabbermouth reports: PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's touching video tribute to late DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams has been posted online at DROWNING POOL's official web site. The 14-minute collection of highlights from home videos that Dimebag edited himself was originally included on DROWNING POOL's "Sinema" DVD, which was released in November 2002 through Wind-Up.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
GNR Tour Rumor
Blabbermouth reports: GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has hinted to Creative Loafing magazine in Atlanta that the band will be doing some European dates this summer. Asked about the current status of GUNS N' ROSES, Stinson said, "They're finishing up the mixing [of the new album] right now. Sorting out what songs are going on it and artwork and s***. And hopefully sooner than later, it'll come out. I understand there's probably some European dates booked in the summer.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Post Crown Demos
Blabbermouth reports: ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET, the new project formed by ex-THE CROWN frontman Johan Lindstrand, have posted their entire "When Hatred Comes To Life" promotional CD online at their official web site. The songs available for download are as follows: 

01. Public Enemy No. 1 - 02. No Apparent Motive - 03. When Hatred Comes To Life - 04. So Grim So True So Real - 05. The Sweetness Of Black - 06. Branded By Iron [see full story for more plus a link to the songs!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Talks About DIMEBAG's Murder, WITHIN TEMPTATION, OVERKILL, FACE DOWN Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival, QUIET RIOT Singer: Reunited 'Metal Health'-Era Lineup Was A Nightmare, LIMP BIZKIT's DJ LETHAL Produces Debut Album From ELLIE LAWSON, New NINE INCH NAILS Members Speak Out and more click here to check it out

Plant Tour
liveDaily reports: Iconic rock vocalist Robert Plant has set a handful of U.S. appearances for March, months ahead of his new album's arrival.

 Plant, best known for his work at the helm of 1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Led Zeppelin, is tentatively set to drop a new solo collection dubbed "Mighty Rearranger" on May 3.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

DMB Million Dollar Benefit
liveDaily reports: The $1 million raised during a 2004 Dave Matthews Band concert in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park will benefit the Bay Area's homeless, a summer camp for children with serious illnesses and a playground for a San Francisco public housing project.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Briefly: Judas Priest, LeAnn Rimes, Robbers on High Street, Willie Nelson backs multiple releases with more shows, More cities added to Sting's spring trek, Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday to mount joint tour and more click here to check it out

Pete Freed
Xfm reports: Following his arrest on Wednesday (February 2) Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty has been charged with robbery and blackmail, but has been released on bail, under very strict conditions. 

Doherty was granted bail after his record company put up £150,000 in bonds and was allowed to leave but must return on February 21 to face the charges at Snaresbrook Crown Court. However, presiding District Judge, Dorothy Quick insisted on a series of conditions for the bail. [see full story for details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

RIAA Sues Dead Woman
tinfoil reports: The recording industry's latest assault on file sharing has netted an unusual suspect: a deceased great-grandmother from West Virginia. In a lawsuit filed in January, the RIAA accused 83-year old Gertrude Walton of sharing over 700 pop, rock and rap songs under the alias "smittenedkitten."- Click Here for the Full Story 
U2 Record Sellout
NME reports: U2 have smashed Irish box office records with ticket sales for their DUBLIN concerts, after more than 150,000 were sold for their two CROKE PARK gigs within 50 minutes. 

Tickets were released at 8am on Friday morning (February 5). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Eminem Beats Elvis
NME reports: EMINEM held off the challenge of ELVIS PRESLEY to score another UK Number One single tonight (February 6). 

The rapper's Martika-sampling 'Like Toy Soldiers' went straight to the top, with the re-release of Elvis' classic ballad 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' entering one place below. The King's chart-topper from last week, 'It's Now Or Never', falls to 14. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: NME also has news on The Futureheads top NME Chart , Green Day get sterling support at massive UK shows, The Duke Spirit get NME ShockWaves Awards off to storming start, Pete Doherty to spend weekend behind bars , Phil Spector facing another legal battle and more click here to check it out

Thrice Bonus
The PRP reports: Thrice's forthcoming retrospective release "If We Could Only See Us Now" will now arrive in stores in two different formats, one being the DVD itself, while the other is a DVD/CD package with the CD containing b-sides and covers. Both will see a March 29th release date via Island. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
SOAD in April
The PRP reports: System Of A Down are now eyeing an April 26th release date through American/Columbia for "Mezmerize", the first effort of their separately-released double album affair to hit stores.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Byzantine Lose Cid
The PRP reports: Byzantine have parted ways with their bassist Chris "Cid" Adams as a result of "musical differences." The group will begin searching for a new bassist shortly.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Megadeth in Japan
The PRP reports: Megadeth have announced their plans to tour Japan in April, dates include: 
April 02nd Tokyo, JPN - Kosei Nenkin Hall
April 03rd Kawasaki, JPN - Club Citta
April 04th Hiroshima, JPN - Quattro
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Label Conspiracy
Punkbands reports: Remember that International Noise Conspiracy album that was supposed to come out a year ago? It's not coming out in the states. Their big corporate major label they signed to has shelved the album. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
JEW & TBS Tour
antiMusic reports: Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday have just announced that they will embark on a five week North American Co-Headlining tour this spring. 

Both acts are excited about the tour, which starts in Champaign, IL on April 10. The Champaign show, along with dates at the State Theater in Detroit, MI, the Continental Airlines Arena in Rutherford, NJ and the Dunkin Donuts Arena in Providence, RI will go on sale next week. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Bloodsimple Debut
press release reports: Bloodsimple will release their debut album, A Cruel World, on March 29th through Chad Gray of Mudvayne's Bullygoat Records. Bloodsimple are currently out on tour with American Head Charge and Otep through March 17th.[see full story link to watch the video for the first single]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Backyard Babies Invading the US
press release reports: Your favorite label for real rock ‘n' roll, Liquor and Poker Music is proud to announce the signing of Swedish Grammy winners and sleaze ‘n' roll commandos BACKYARD BABIES to a roster that has only just begun to rule the world of rock music. 

Yes, it has been a long time since the raw power of Backyard Babies' Total 13 was released in the States, and an even longer time since the band unleashed their rock on unsuspecting mothers and daughters here in the U.S. Armed with a new label, a new record and a tour supporting Social Distortion beginning on February 2nd in Las Vegas, the Babies are ready for stateside debauchery and an American rock ‘n' roll take over. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

PB Army Do It Again
press release reports: Midwest heavy rockers The PB Army have announced the release of Spine For the Snapback, their second album. The 12-song effort will hit stores at the end of March on the Sin Klub Entertainment label, with North American distribution through Cargo Music. The followup to 2003's Inebriates, Equivocators, and Mockers of the Devil Himself was recorded in Chicago and Toledo and produced by Randy Wilson and the PB Army. It marks the band's return to the scene after drummer/vocalist Keith Bergman's near-fatal aortic aneurysm and open-heart surgery in early ’04. The band will head out for a three-week tour of the eastern US in February. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Ash in March
press release reports: ASH has a new album entitled "Meltdown" out on March 8th. "The album has already gone gold in the UK, which was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Nick Raskulinecz of Foo Fighters and System Of A Down fame. 

The album's release will coincide with a new Lucas Arts Star Wars videogame, "Republic Commando". The new Star Wars game will feature ASH's "Clones" single as their title track. This marks the first time Lucas Arts had ever used a band's song in anything Star Wars related. [see full story for more on the game]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ever We Fall Working on Hopeless Debut
press release reports: Ever We Fall are currently in the studio with Producer Mike Kalajian through February 14th working on pre-production for their upcoming full-length. Immediately following their studio time, the band will head out on the road for non-stop dates from February 16th - April 23rd. Upon completion of the two-month trek the band will head back into the studio to put the finishing touches on their debut Hopeless Records full-length set for release Fall 2005. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Willie's Songs
press release reports: In a truly remarkable accomplishment in 2004, each of four new Willie Nelson albums--one studio, two live and one compilation--reached the Top 30 of the Country chart. Willie proved he was still the renegade spirit of American music. Now a new retrospective, Songs (Lost Highway/Hip-O/UTV Records/UMe), released February 15th, 2005, spans 40-plus years of Willie's recordings for the first time, from his original 1961 demo for "Crazy" and his first Top 10 (1962's "Touch Me") to songs from 2002's hit albums The Great Divide and Stars & Guitars. Willie's signature songs are all featured on this release. 

Delving into each decade and chapter of his songbook, culled from six record labels and with duets with Lee Ann Womack, B.B. King, Brian McKnight, Merle Haggard, and Waylon Jennings, Songs defines Willie much as he has defined Country. For new fans as well as those from back in the day, even with the plethora of Willie compilations, the one-CD Songs is unique by updating his formidable legend--nearly half of its 20 digitally remastered selections are culled from the ‘90s and ‘00s. The package's booklet also features an essay by Grammy-winning Country music historian Colin Escott.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Deadwood Soundtrack
press release reports: On February 8, Lost Highway will release the soundtrack to the acclaimed HBO series Deadwood. Released in conjunction with the DVD of Deadwood's first season, the Deadwood soundtrack features a unique and diverse group of artists, including Lyle Lovett, June Carter Cash, Jelly Roll Morton, Mississippi John Hurt, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, Bukka White and many more, plus the "Theme From Deadwood" by David Schwartz. 

Two versions of the Deadwood CD will be available. One with music tracks only, while the other version includes memorable dialogue clips from the series' cast characters including Al Swearengen, Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickock. The often-explicit dialog appears throughout the soundtrack amongst the songs.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Raven's Heart Auction: Mastodon 
Day in Rock reports: A quick update on the latest Raven's Heart Foundation auction items. If you haven't bid on the Iron Maiden guitar and photo, better do it quick! The next couple of items on the auction block come from Mastodon. The big item here is a ONE OF A KIND "Leviathan" posterboard signed by the band. This is definite piece of Mastodon history as it was made for an instore appearance that didn't happen. It is signed by Troy Sanders, Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher and Brann Dailor. If you miss out on that one you might be able to place the winning big for an autographed vinyl version of "Leviathan". The band and Relapse Records were cool enough to donate these items for a very worthy cause. Click the full story link for more info on these items and more, plus info on Raven's Heart and direct links to the eBay auctions. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Slapp of the Day: Jacko & The Wacko Media
reports: [The following is an opinion column. If you only came here for news or are easily offended by other people's opinions, then you can skip this] I want to start out by saying, thank you to all the fellow haters that voiced your support for my silly little column. Apart from a drunken Nikki Sixx wanna be, after Friday's self indulgent slapp, everyone sent in and posted supported comments that they want the slapps to go on. I'll do my best. So slapps to all of you! Now on to today's slapp and for a Monday it's a double slapp! But far more serious ones than usual. 

Are you ready for the Jacko trial circus and the media overload that goes with it? In the coming months it is going to be impossible to avoid this story and it will make the coverage of the Scott Peterson trial seem as short lived as the Baha Men's career. I know it is predicable for me to slapp ol' Wacko Jacko. It's the new sport. I mean this guy was just asking for trouble. Earth people tend to frown on grown men sharing their beds with boys, no matter how innocent you say it is. It just isn't done. Holding a boy's hand during an interview doesn't exactly send the right message either, especially when there had been accusations in the past of pin the tail on the little boy at the Neverland Ranch. That being said, I have not seen the evidence against Jacko and in this country you are supposed to innocent until proven guilty (yeah, like that is ever really the case). So far Jacko has only been proven a major weirdo with extremely bad judgment (just listen to his last few albums… who's bad? Though making bad music isn't a prosecutable crime, just ask Motley Crue). Some would say where there is smoke there is fire (Are where there is Jacko, there is Wacko). But a lot of things in this case just don't add up. Others do (especially if they really did find porn with Jacko and a kid's fingerprints on it), so I'm reserving judgment until the D.A. makes or doesn't make his case. 

[There is a lot more to go, click the full story link to read the rest of today's Slapp] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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