Day In Rock 2/17: Page Vs Plant- Kid Rock Arrest- Ludacris & Green Day?- Suge Vs Rapper- Manson Wedding- De Niro Popstar?- American Alanis- Willie & Jessica Duet- Jacko Hospital Release- New Boss in April- Coldplay Delay- Ozzy Cover Band- Moody Remake- Madonna Goes Rock?- Lennon Devil Horns- Judas Priest- Anthrax- Mudvayne- Mastodon- Sevendust- Grammy Love Surprise- more
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Page Vs Plant
ArrowFM reports: As you know, Led Zeppelin received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy's on Sunday. Jimmy Page was there along with bassist John Paul Jones and the children (Jason and Zoe) of late drummer John Bonham. Robert Plant is working on a new album and didn't show but sent a video message thanking the Recording Academy. 

However that wasn't good enough for Page, "It wouldn't have taken much just to pop over here and meet everybody, would it really.?"- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: ArrowFM also has news on Cat claws back, Classic Crumbs for Wednesday, Damn! We Missed it!, Classic Crumbs for Tuesday, Big Traffic tie-up and more click here to check it out

Ludacris & Green Day?
punkbands.com reports: Ludacris recently said on The Jimmy Kimmel Show that Green Day and himself are trying to get together and do a mash-up album like the recent Jay-Z and Linkin Park album. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Kid Rock Arrest
antiMusic reports: Kid Rock was arrested Wednesday morning in Nashville for assaulting a strip club DJ. Police believe that the Rock punched the DJ over the selection of music; Fox News reports that the altercation occurred because Rock believed that the DJ had insulted his friend. 

Jerry Campos, a DJ at Christy's Cabaret in Nashville filed the complaint against Rock. Campos said that Rock hit him in the eye and that the incident was recorded by a security camera at the club. Police reported located Rock a short time later at the apartment of a friend. The singer reportedly told reporters that he fled the club after the incident in hopes of having time to sober up before being arrested. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

AC/DC Family Jewels 
antiMusic reports: AC/DC are set to unleash the gauntlet of DVDs next month when their double disc "Family Jewels" DVD hits stores. The two disc set will highlight the two distinct eras for the group and include videos, TV appearances and live clips, including the group's very first TV appearance from 1975 in their native Australia. 

The double barrel DVD will be released by Epic on March 29th. Disc one will focus on material from the band's early career from their 1975 TV debut with "Baby Please Don't Go" up through a Spanish TV appearance that was taped just 10 days before frontman Bon Scott lost his life. 

The second disc will focus on the post Bon Scott era led by Brian Johnson with a wealth of videos from the groups multi-million selling 1980 album "Back in Black" through the 1991 hit "Are You Ready". The second disc will only feature one live clip according to Billboard, a 1983 performance of "For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)". [see full story for tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

3 Doors Down To No 1
antiMusic reports: 3 Doors Down continue their record of success this week. Their third album, "Seventeen Days," debuted at No 1 with first week sales of over 231,000 units. This sent last week's number one "The Documentary" by rapper The Game down to second place with sales of 158,000 units this past week. 

3 Doors Down made a top 10 debut in 2002 with their last album "Away from the Sun," but this is the group's first No. 1 debut despite having sold 3 million units of their previous album and over 6 million units of their debut album in 2000. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Cocteau Twins Reunite 
antiMusic reports: Cocteau Twins, whose distinctly ethereal and gossamer sound virtually defined the enigmatic image of the record label 4AD, announce that they will play Coachella Valley Music Festival on Saturday, April 30, sharing the stage with Coldplay, Bauhaus, Weezer, and more. Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde will take the stage as Cocteau Twins for the first time since 1996. 

While details of other shows are still being worked out, Cocteau Twins hope to play a series of festivals and other exclusive events beginning in June and continuing into the Fall. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Alanis The American
MTV reports: Alanis Morissette is now an American citizen. At a ceremony last week, the Canadian singer was sworn in at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and later sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" during her show that night.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Suge Vs Rapper
Contact Music reports: Rap mogul MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT is in the middle of another legal dispute just days after being released from jail. 

The THA ROW boss, who spent a week in jail earlier this month (FEB05) on a parole violation, has been served with a temporary restraining order by one of his breakout artists, CROOKED I. 

In the suit, the rapper - real name DOMINIC WICKLIFFE - claims Tha Row lawyers scared off rival record companies when his contract with Knight's label ended last year (04). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Manson Wedding
Contact Music reports: Shock rocker MARILYN MANSON has decided to exchange nuptials with his fiancee DITA VON TEESE this spring (05). 

Manson announced his engagement to the stunning burlesque dance almost a year ago, but has kept plans about their pending nuptials under tight wraps. 

But Von Teese's representative has now revealed the pair will walk down the aisle in April (05). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

De Niro Popstar?
Contact Music reports: Musical maestros FRED EBB and JOHN KANDER have revealed they had a secret third partner while they were writing FRANK SINATRA classic NEW YORK, NEW YORK - ROBERT DE NIRO. 

The TAXI DRIVER star helped the duo write the tune for his 1977 movie of the same name, in which he starred alongside LIZA MINNELLI. 

And De Niro even taped a version that is rarely heard. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Willie & Jessica Duet
Launch reports: As two of the stars of the upcoming movie the Dukes Of Hazzard, Willie Nelson and Jessica Simpson will be recording a duet for the film's soundtrack. There is no word yet on what song the two will sing, according to Rolling Stone. Simpson tells the magazine, "We're still deciding. We have a couple (of songs) we like." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
House Passes Fines
AP reports: Chafing over racy broadcasts like Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" at the 2004 Super Bowl, the House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday authorizing unprecedented fines for indecency. 

The measure, which passed 389-38, boosts the maximum fine from $32,500 to $500,000 for a company and from $11,000 to $500,000 for an individual entertainer. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jacko Hospital Release
Reuters reports: Pop star Michael Jackson was released Wednesday after a brief hospitalization for treatment of flu symptoms that forced a one-week delay in jury selection for his trial on child molestation charges.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
New Boss in April
Reuters reports: Bruce Springsteen has re-teamed with producer Brendan O'Brien for his 19th album, "Devils & Dust," which Columbia will release on April 26.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Silly News: Teen Synch Hit
NY Daily News reports: A chubby New Jersey teen has become the hottest sensation on the Internet with an amateur video of himself singing and dancing to a Romanian pop song. Gary Brolsma, 19, who lives with his parents in Saddle Brook, has the lip-synching talent of Ashlee Simpson and the physique of the Pillsbury Doughboy. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Coldplay Delay
Aversion reports: Fans will have to wait a little longer to get their mitts on the new Coldplay album. 

The band's third album, which still doesn't even have a working title, won't hit stores until sometime in June, as the British indie outfit's still putting the final touches on the album. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ozzy Cover Band
Totalrock reports: Jerry Cantrell and Mike Bordin were both involved in recording the songs for the covers CD to be included in the upcoming Ozzy box set, 'Prince Of Darkness'. Alice In Chains guitarist Cantrell and former Faith No More drummer Bordin were joined by keyboard player Jim Cox and bassist Chris Wyse. There are also guest appearances from guitarist Leslie West (on a version of Mountain's 'Mississippi Queen')and Ian Hunter (who appears on a cover of Mott The Hoople's 'All The Young Dudes'). - Click Here for the Full Story 
Moody Remake
Totalrock reports: Glenn Hughes, John Frusciante and Chad Smith have teamed up to record a version the Moody Blues' 'Nights In White Satin'. This will be featurd on the soundtrack for the movie' Stealth', which stars Kamie Foxx- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Girlschool Join Motorhead, Clown (slipknot) Wants Your Extreme Art, Dillinger Escape Spy, Hot Metal In Finland, Extreme Words (metal book), Opeth Start New Album and more click here to check it out

This Day in Rock
ArrowFM reports: 45 years ago Elvis Presley receives his first gold album, for "Elvis." (1960) 

33 years ago Pink Floyd begin a 4-night stand at London's Rainbow Theater during which they premiere "The Dark Side of the Moon" a full year before its released as an album. (1972) 

33 years ago Green Day singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong is born. (1972) [see full story for a lot more events that happened on this day in rock]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Madonna Goes Rock?
Ananova reports: Madonna's next album will be influenced by rock. 

The album, out at the end of the year, will have a more edgy theme reports The Sun. 

A source said: "Living in Britain she has become a real fan of Franz Ferdinand and loves the kitschy sound of The Darkness. 

"She is close to finishing the new album and there is a real hard rock feel to it." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Lennon Devil Horns
Blabbermouth reports: Over the last few years there have been two artists that have claimed to have created the famous heavy metal "devil's horns" hand signal: Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH) and Gene Simmons (KISS). 

We have discovered irrefutable photographic evidence that is was none other than Beatle John Lennon that created the famous sign in 1967. Furthermore, it was even used in animation for the BEATLES "Yellow Submarine" (just check the original vinyl album cover). These are two photographic images that can be tied down to specific years PRIOR to the '70s. [see full story for more and photos]- Click Here for the Full Story 

In the photo John has the sign backwards which some may read as 'up your *** both ways'. 

Judas Priest Hits CD
Blabbermouth reports: According to RockRage.com, Legacy Recordings will be issuing a JUDAS PRIEST compilation, entitled "The Collection", on April 5. 

The three-disc set will chronicle JUDAS PRIEST's musical history with 35 tracks. Each CD will also include one live song ("Grinder", "Desert Plains" and "Devil's Child"). [see full story for tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Anthrax Rumors...
Blabbermouth reports: ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has rejected an Internet report that singer John Bush will be leaving the group at the end of their South American tour. 

A rumor was started earlier this week that Bush will officially quit the group in order to make way for a reunion of the band's "Among the Living" lineup, including the singer he replaced, Joey Belladonna. 

When asked by a fan to confirm or deny the recent rumors, Ian stated, "Please, people, be patient. Don't you think I want to confirm or deny what's going on? I can't. My hands are tied. No one is leaving." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Mudvayne Call in Sick
Blabbermouth reports: MUDVAYNE were forced to cancel tonight's show at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia after singer Chad Gray was taken ill. "We are really sorry for this inconvenience, but we assure you we will make this up," the band write on their web site. It is not presently clear if any other dates on the group's current club tour will be affected by the cancellation. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on SCOTT WEILAND Wants To Have New VELVET REVOLVER Out By Christmas, WITHIN TEMPTATION, RAMMSTEIN Honored At Holland's EDISON Awards, DAVE MUSTAINE Says He Will Continue Playing With Current MEGADETH Lineup, GEORGE LYNCH Tears It Up At NAMM, GRIFFIN: New Album Samples Available For Download and more click here to check it out

Mastodon Dates
IAYM reports: Initial dates have been announced for Mastodon's upcoming run with Cult Of Luna and Death By Stereo, they are as follows: 

May 02nd Milwaukee, Wisconsin The Rave 
May 03rd Chicago, Illinois Bottom Lounge 
May 06th Detroit, Michigan Harpo's - Click Here for the Full Story 

Sevendust / Skindred Tour
IAYM reports: Sevendust have tapped Skindred to support them on their upcoming U.S. run, initial dates for which are as follows: 

April 06th Tampa, Florida The Masquerade 
April 07th Orlando, Florida House Of Blues 
April 08th New Orleans, Louisiana House Of Blues 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on TRUSTcompany/Papa Roach/No Warning Tour, Deicide/Immolation/Skinless/Misery Index/With Passion Tour, Chiodos/Halfway Home Tour, More Zao/Juliana Theory Dates Announced, "Spring Corporate Punishment Tour" Announced , Sevendust: Sonny Mayo Officially Joins The Fold and more click here to check it out

Grammy Love Surprise
Rockdirt reports: Conan O'Brien mailed a questionnaire to some of America's biggest stars for a bit called 'Celebrity Survey' on Tuesday's 'Late Night'. Asked, "The biggest surprise at the Grammys was when...", Queen Latifah wrote back, "Maroon 5 beat out Kanye West." Mandy Moore wrote, "J.Lo and Marc Anthony sang a duet." Courtney Love wrote, "I threw up a shrimp. I don't remember eating shrimp." - Click Here for the Full Story 
Black Spoons Craigslist Revolution Tour
press release reports: NYC Indie-Rockers The Black Spoons will embark on a 10-city tour in honor of Craigslist, the venerable online community bulletin board. Everybody knows about the MP3 revolution and how it's changed the way music is sold and distributed. And everybody already knows about the 'ProTools Revolution' and how it's changed the way music is recorded. But there's another revolution taking place in music: the Craigslist Revolution. And this one is literally changing how bands are being formed, how they're sustaining themselves, and ultimately how music these days is being made. This tour is in honor of that revolution and the immense impact it's had on the independent music scene in this era of media consolidation. In this day and age, Craigslist is the lifeblood of the DIY movement. 

Hosting the tour will be The Black Spoons, a band that exemplifies this movement: great musicians and songwriters who have found a way to sustain themselves and their music without adhering to the existing music business paradigm. Each stop on the tour will feature top local bands that share the same indie ethic and more importantly; make phenomenal music. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Man On Earth Hop on the BritBus
press release reports: New York City-based man on earth has confirmed that they will be performing in New York City on March 1st as part of the BritBus Tour. Their show is confirmed to take place at the Knitting Factory in New York that night, and they will be joining a line-up of British and British-music-inspired acts. The BritBus Tour is a 3000-mile promotional tour using an iconic British red double-decker bus and concerts across the country to draw attention to British music among U.S. audiences. man on earth is one of the British-influenced bands, and they will add their musical stylings to the kick-off day-long event in New York City. Fuse TV and BBC Online will be featuring the 3000-mile journey as it unfolds.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Solomon Burke Makes Do In March
press release reports: "Hail the king of rock ´┐Żn' soul," proclaims the headline of a recent Los Angeles Times article. And with that, the Solomon Burke renaissance is on! Hot off his first Grammy® for Best Contemporary Blues Album with 2002's Don't Give Up On Me, Solomon Burke is back with a new album called Make Do With What You Got, available from Shout! Factory on March 1st!!!

 Solomon Burke is launching his new album Make Do With What You Got with a February 28th appearance on "THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN" and a March 8th appearance on "LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN"[see full story to hear the first single]- Click Here for the Full Story 

The Randies' Calling L.A. Tour
press release reports: It's often noted that Los Angeles is "spread-out." 

Well, THE RANDIES--the Los Angeles-based group who are building a buzz for their mix of straight-ahead rock, ultra-sweet harmonies and grrrl punk bravado--are about to drive that observation home. They've named their upcoming mini-tour "Calling L.A." since it will cover seven local area codes from February 16 through March 25.[see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Kaiser Chiefs Dates
press release reports: The Kaiser Chiefs will be heading back into the US next month. 
3/12 - Seattle WA - Crocodile Café
3/13 - Portland OR - Doug Fir
3/15 - Atlanta GA - Smiths Olde Bar
3/21 - West Hollywood CA - Troubadour
3/22 - San Francisco CA - Slims
3/24 - Chicago IL - Double Door
3/26 - Cambridge MA - Middle East Café

 [see full story for their new video]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Leno Collective Soul
press release reports: Wind down your holiday weekend with Collective Soul as they will be performing their new single "Better Now" on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno this MONDAY 2/21!!! 

The show is on NBC and is televised at 11:35pm eastern & pacific/10:35pm central. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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