Day In Rock 2/14: Rappers Vs LAPD- Grammys Love Ray- Ozzy Musical- Green Day Censored- Nirvana Documentary- Alice Cooper/Cheap Trick Tour- Candiria- Janis Reality TV?- Ramones Musical- Queen- Don't Blame Manson- Cheech & Chong Return- Tommy Lee- Motorhead & Velvet Revolver Win- Priest Support?- Converge- NIN Tracks/Teaser- Mudvayne- Sabbath Touring- more
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Rappers Vs LAPD
Sohh.com reports: Last Sunday, in South Los Angeles, the LAPD shot and killed a 13-year old car thief who led them on a 3 ½ mile chase and allegedly backed his car towards an officer. The Hip-Hop community, including The Game, Snoop Dogg and Bushwick Bill, are coming out in support of the murdered child's family. Police say that 13-year-old Devin Brown stole a vehicle and engaged in a car chase throughout the streets of Los Angeles. The police shot and killed the youth when they said he attempted to back up the car and run over an officer. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Grammys Love Ray Snub Kanye
Reuters reports: The Grammys got soul on Sunday, honoring Ray Charles' posthumous duets recording with eight awards, including the coveted album and record of the year prizes. 

While the album had been a heavy and sentimental favorite, the show also delivered some of the biggest shocks in its stormy 47-year-history, snubbing leading nominee Kanye West in most categories, including best new artist. 

That prize went to clean-cut pop band Maroon5, whose members were stunned when their names were announced. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Green Day Censored
AP reports: In true punk rock fashion, Green Day tested the censors at the Grammy Awards on Sunday — and the censors were ready. The Bay Area rockers, on a career high with their "American Idiot" album, added a shot of rock 'n' roll adrenaline by performing the title cut. The disc won the Grammy for best rock album. 

The song includes a prominent obscenity in one of the lyrics, but the censors were plainly prepared and neatly excised the word. They couldn't delete, however, singer Billie Joe Armstrong's pointed political reference to not wanting to be part of a redneck agenda. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Would a "true punk" band appear at the Grammys?

Ozzy Musical
Metal-Rules reports: OZZY OSBOURNE, speaking to Kerrang! Magazine at the launch party for Download 2005, which will take place at Donington Park this year from June 10th through the 12th, alluded fans to a number of things in a video interview. These mentioned items included talk of a new solo album, a broadway musical about Rasputin, as well as, from the mouth of the frontman himself, "and there's possibly, I'm not going to promise, possibly another [BLACK] SABBATH album".- Click Here for the Full Story 
Nirvana Documentary
MTV reports: "Nirvana - Nevermind: Classic Album," a DVD documenting the making of Nirvana's breakthrough release, is due March 22. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rod, Loretta, Britney Win 1st Grammys
Day in Rock reports: Rod Stewart finally has a Grammy. The scratchy voiced veteran had been passed over 13 times for a Grammy over the years. Stewart was awarded the traditional pop vocal album Grammy for his "Stardust ... The Great American Songbook: Volume III," an album of pop standards. 

Country singer Loretta Lynn won her first Grammy in 33 years. The 69 year-old singer won a Grammy this year for a collaboration with Jack White of the White Stripes. Their song "Portland Oregon" came away with the country collaboration with vocals Grammy. 

Britney Spears finally has a Grammy Award to put on her shelf. She won the Grammy for Best Dance Recording. 

Alice Cooper/Cheap Trick Tour
Totalrock reports: According to blabbermouth.net, Alice Cooper and Cheap Trick are to tour the US together from late August. Apparently, both acts will do a full performance, and there will also be a brief set featuring Alice backed by the Trick. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Candiria Sign With Earache
Totalrock reports: US metalheads Candiria have signed a deal with Earache. Their new album, 'What Doesn't Kill You...', is released in May. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Janis Reality TV?
Totalrock reports: The hunt is on to find the new Janis Joplin. A TV production company in America is to hold the contest under the banner of 'The Search For The Pearl'. The winner will be sent on a world tour, appearing with Joplin's backing bands Big Brother & The Holding Company, the Kozmic Blues Band and Full Tilt Boogie Band. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Ramones Musical
Totalrock reports: 'Gabba Gabba Hey', the musical featuring 18 songs by legendary punks The Ramones, is to be staged at the Edinburgh Festival this Summer. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Dark New 'Silence', Balance Of 'Heathens', Gods Come To Bradford , Hear Biomechanical, Court-ney Update and more click here to check it out

Queen Players
ArrowFM reports: Here are the details for Queen and Paul Rodgers back-up band: Queen Guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor will be joined by former Blue Oyster Cult bassist Danny Miranda, keyboardist Spike Edney and second guitar player Jaime Moses. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Green Day for T
Ananova reports: Green Day and The Foo Fighters have confirmed that they will headline this year's T In The Park festival. 

The festival takes place over the weekend of July 9-10 at Balado, Scotland reports NME.com. 

The Killers, Ian Brown, Kasabian, Prodigy, Audioslave, Embrace, Keane, Razorlight, Biffy Clyro, The Streets, Beautiful South and The Coral have already been confirmed. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Don't Blame Manson
BBC reports: Goth rock star Marilyn Manson has dismissed a judge's suggestion that his work influenced the killer of 14-year-old schoolgirl Jodi Jones. Luke Mitchell was sentenced on Friday to a minimum of 20 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Jodi in June 2003 at Dalkeith, Midlothian. Judge Lord Nimmo Smith said his Manson fascination could have been a factor. 

Manson told the Sunday Mail newspaper he had heard of the Jodi case but did not want to "give it too much publicity". "What I do know is that it is all about the education that parents give their children and the influences they receive, not putting the blame elsewhere," he said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

I Dream of Paris
MTV reports: Paris Hilton will fill out Barbara Eden's harem pants when she guests on "American Dreams" as the "I Dream of Jeannie" star. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Maybe she can make herself disappear?

Cheech & Chong Return
Reuters reports: [Cheech and Chong rock, so we are including this story]Cheech and Chong, the seminal stoner comedy duo of the 1970s, might return to movie theaters soon. 

Speaking to reporters at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival on Thursday night after their first stage reunion in 25 years, the duo said they are in the final stages of writing a script and hope to start production sooner rather than later. 

"We are working on a new movie now," Cheech Marin said. "We are nearly done with the script." Both comedians said they would like to see the film out this year, maybe even during the summer if work progresses fast. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Tommy Lee Frat Boy
Launch reports: Tommy Lee a frat boy? That's just one of the things the Motley Crue drummer got into when he attended the University Of Lincoln-Nebraska last year for his upcoming NBC reality show, Tommy Lee Goes To College. At NBC's request, Lee has to keep quiet about the details of his brief college career, but he told LAUNCH that he did take part in the fraternity experience. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Motorhead & Velvet Revolver Win
Blabbermouth reports: VELVET REVOLVER and MOTÖRHEAD won prizes in early ceremonies at the 47th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 13). 

VELVET REVOLVER were honored with a Grammy in the Best Hard Rock Performance category (for "Slither") 

MOTÖRHEAD picked up a Grammy in the Best Metal Performance category for their cover of METALLICA's "Whiplash". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Priest Support?
Blabbermouth reports: According to www.metalsetlists.com, it was announced immediately prior to QUEENSRŸCHE taking the stage at The Warfield in San Francisco Thursday night (Feb. 10) that they will in fact be opening for JUDAS PRIEST on their upcoming U.S. tour. PRIEST have yet to announce their U.S. tour plans but it is expected that they will be scheduling a headlining run in the summer. Other rumored support acts for the trek are DIO and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Ozzy Box Changes
Blabbermouth reports: According to Black-Sabbath.com, several changes have been made to the track listing for OZZY OSBOURNE's forthcoming "Prince of Darkness" four-CD box set, due on March 22. Here's a summary of the changes: 

* Originally, Disc 1 was to include the Randy Rhoads instrumental, but it was deleted. 

* Originally, Disc 3 was to include "Led Clones" (Ozzy with Gary Moore), but it was replaced by BLACK SABBATH's "Psycho Man". 

* Originally, Disc 3 was to include "Stayin' Alive" (Ozzy with Dweezil Zappa), but it was replaced by the "Dog" series theme song. 

* Originally, Disc 4 was to include "Hi Ho Silver Lining" (JEFF BECK GROUP), but was replaced by "Working Class Hero" (JOHN LENNON). [see full story for full tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on DAYLIGHT DIES: Beginning To See Light At The End Of The Tunnel, ENEMYNSIDE: Photos From Video Shoot Posted Online, VOLBEAT: DUSTY SPRINGFIELD Cover Posted Online, SPACE RITUAL, ELECTRIC WIZARD, HIGH ON FIRE Confirmed For Holland's ROADBURN FESTIVAL, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: New Album To Be Produced By ANDY JOHNS, CRISIS: Former SOCIETY 1 Drummer To Fill In For Upcoming Shows and more click here to check it out

Converge Reissues
Punkbands reports: The long awaited reissues from Converge have finally been scheduled for release on March 22nd. The releases will be remixed, remastered and repackaged with new artwork from vocalist Jacob Bannon. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rubin Now A Brother?
The PRP reports: Rick Rubin's American Recordings imprint label (Slayer, System Of A Down, etc.) has reportedly now landed a new home at Warner Bros. Records. Slayer's forthcoming new album will likely see a release later this year as a part of the new partnership [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
NIN Tracks/Teaser
Day in Rock reports: Nine Inch Nails' new CD "With Teeth" will hit stores on May 3rd

Over the weekend, the band posted the tracklising on their official site

Tracks: All The Love In The World - You Know What You Are? - The Collector - The Hand That Feeds - Love Is Not Enough - Every Day Is Exactly The Same - With Teeth - Only - Getting Smaller - Sunspots - The Line Begins To Blur - Beside You In Time - Right Where It Belongs
[see full story for a teaser for the new CD]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Mudvayne Tracks
Day in Rock reports: Mudvayne's new CD "Lost And Found" with hit stores April 12th through Epic Records. And will include the following tracks: Determined - Pushing Through - Happy? - IMN - Fall Into Sleep - Rain. Sun. Gone. - Choices - Forget To Remember - TV Radio - Just - All That You Are - Pulling The String - Click Here for the Full Story 
Sabbath Touring Sabbath
Day in Rock reports: Black Sabbath are hitting the road this summer in Europe for a string of festival dates. Below are the dates posted at Black-Sabbath.com 

June 11th - Derbyshire, UK @ Donnington Park (Download Festival) 
June 18th - Nijmegen, NET @ Fields of Rock Festival 
June 20th - Vienna, AUT @ Wiener Stadthalle 
July 1st - Roskilde, DEN @ Roskilde Festival 
July 3rd - Stockholm, SWE @ Globen 
July 7th - Oslo, NOR @ Oslo Spektrum- Click Here for the Full Story 

Raven's Heart Auction
Day in Rock reports: Items keep going on the block in the Raven's Heart Foundation online auction. This past week a signed copy of the Billy Sheehan's new CD (the first disc out of the box) went up for auction. An autographed Alvarez Acoustic Guitar which was signed by all of the artists that attended the benefit concert last month also went up for auction. Signatures include Vinnie Paul, Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Dizzy Reed (Guns n' Roses), Chris Slade (AC/DC, Firm), Charlie Benante (Anthrax & S.O.D), David Draiman, Mike Wengren,& John Moyer (Disturbed),Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative & Danzig), C.C. DeVille (Poison), Billy Sheehan, Eric Griffin & Ben Graves (Murderdolls), Leif Garrett and more. See the full story for full descriptions on all items and place your bid. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Susie Suh in NYC
press release reports: With a successful west coast solo acoustic tour nearly complete, sultry singer-songwriter Susie Suh will head east for a four-week residency tour. Starting at the Knitting Factory in New York City on March 8, Suh will also play Boston and Philadelphia in anticipation of her self-titled debut due out March 29 on Epic Records. Produced by Grammy-award winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette, Michael Jackson), SUSIE SUH tracks Suh's battles with her parent's cultural values, with love, with conflict of the heart and with her earliest dreams of being a musician. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Razorlight Cover Cure
Day in Rock reports: Razorlight did a version of "Boys Don't Cry" to honor the Cure for MTV2's UK ICON. Airs: February 19th on MTV2.

 Not familiar with Razorlight? Check out today's Discover and Download at MTV2.com (see full story) - Click Here for the Full Story 

Pepper Tour
Day in Rock reports: Watch for Pepper on tour all Spring: 
Mon 02/14/05 Tallahassee, FL Beta Bar
Tue 02/15/05 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
Wed 02/16/05 Saint Petersburg, FL State Theatre
Thu 02/17/05 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
Fri 02/18/05 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Angie Aparo Dates
Day in Rock reports: Angie Aparo is on the road. Here are the first few dates of the tour, see the full story for more and to hear some new music. 
Fri Feb 18 - York, SC - Sylvia Theater 
Sat Feb 19 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern 
Wed Mar 02 - Athens, GA - UGA 
Thu Mar 03 - Charleston, SC - Cumberland's 
Fri Mar 04 - Statesboro, GA - Baja Burrito 
Wed Mar 09 - Oconee, GA - Zac's Place 
- Click Here for the Full Story 
Slapp of the Day: The Shammys
[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] At this time last week (2:16 PM Sunday), I was gearing up to watch the Super Bore. Even if I don't like the teams, I've always known I could enjoy the commercials (one of the rare times that happens). But something happened this year, someone castrated the ad people and the commercials sucked worse than Lindsay Lohan's attempt at signing. 

This week another big TV event is about to take place, the Shammys! Better known as The Grammy Awards or their unofficial title, "let's get together and slap ourselves on the back and celebrate the worst crap we foisted on the unsuspecting public this past year". Yeah, those awards. 

I think I am the only person I know that actually watches the Grammys. Everyone else has better things to do like laundry. But I've always had a morbid curiosity of just how stupid they could be since the first broadcast I watched as a child and saw the death metal rockers Jethro Tull win the best metal Grammy. (Ok, that's a lie, I was too young to remember that or even understand at the time just how boneheaded that was. But at least Motley Crue didn't win.) The only thing funnier than that is the fact that Fred Durst was actually up for a Grammy in 2000 only to get beat out by Metallica's "Whiskey In The Jar". The Shammys later put up separate Metal and Hard Rock categories. (I'm hoping Motorhead wins the metal award this year, I can't wait to see Lemmy give a middle finger in his acceptance speech!). [Scott isn't done slapping yet, click the full story link to read the rest of today's Slapp]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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