Day In Rock 2/22: Ozzy Vs Fan- J.Ho?- Madonna Transvestite- Suge's Tupac Movie- 100K Raised With AIC Reunion- Rush Tribute- Metal Macbeth- Sir Paul's Veggie Cruisade- Franz Soph- Agnostic Front- Soilent Green- Pete Allowed To Play- Hater- John Raitt RIP-  $2 SOAD- Misfits Reunion Shows- Station Fire Allegations- Dream Theater DVD- Navarro Wrong About Blink?- Homme / Oliveri Reunion?- more
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Ozzy Vs Fan
antiMusic reports: Ozzy Osbourne's apparent attempt to thwart one lawsuit has brought about another one. An Illinois man is suing Osbourne's record label, Epic, over the "remastered" versions of his first two studio albums "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a Madman". 

Anthony Wester filed suit last week in Cook County Circuit Court, according to the Chicago Sun Times. Wester is seeking compensation for himself and anyone else that purchased copies of the two remastered albums, claiming he was duped into buying a remaster of the original recordings only to discover that the albums had been altered by the replacement of the bass and drum tracks 

Epic issued the new versions of the album in April of 2002 as "remastered" editions; however they failed to mention on the cover that the bass tracks of Bob Daisley and drum tracks of Lee Kerslake had been removed and rerecorded by Ozzy's then drummer and bass player, Robert Trujillo and Mike Bordin. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Contact Music reports: Pop superstar CHER has attacked younger chart rivals BRITNEY SPEARS and JENNIFER LOPEZ, labeling them "hoes". 

The singer lashed out during a concert in Auckland, New Zealand, during the Australasian leg of her farewell tour. 

Cher explained her decision to quit touring to the 20,000 fans, saying "I'm not going to give up show business, but there are new girls coming up like Britney and J.Lo." 

But when the crowd booed, the superstar turned on her contemporaries, snapping "I know. They are hoes, aren't they?" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sir Paul's Veggie Cruisade
Contact Music reports: Rock legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has lashed out at new research that claims a vegetarian lifestyle is unhealthy for children - claiming figures are fixed by people in the meat trade. 

An American study says nutrients found in meat and dairy products help build muscle and enhance intelligence in the first few years of a child's life. 

But McCartney - who has been a vegetarian for 20 years and whose late wife Linda launched her own range of meat-free food - so strongly disagrees, he called a BBC radio programme to lodge his complaint. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Yes it was a slow news day

Madonna Transvestite Role
MuchMusic reports: Is Madonna finally desperate? The 46 year-old pop star will portray transvestite Candy Darling, a controversial 60's icon featured in the films of Andy Warhol, in an upcoming film. She reportedly was so desperate for the part that she signed on for free. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Suge's Tupac Movie
Sixshot reports: Brace yourselves. Suge Knight has signed with Beaux Carson's Carson Signature Films to allow his story -- as in his version of the events surrounding the shooting of rap icon Tupac Shakur -- to be told as a movie. 

Carson pursued the Death Row Records impresario for two years trying to nail down rights. 

The hugely-energetic Carson's already describing the planned film as ''Training Day' Meets 'The Godfather.'' [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

100K Raised With AIC Reunion
Day in Rock reports: 96.5 K-Rock's Morning personality, Andy Savage posted a recap of Saturday Night's K-Rock Tsunami Continued Care Relief Concert on his website. The Seattle event brought in over $100,000 dollars for those affected by the Tsunami in Southeast Asia. 

Here is a re-cap of the re-cap. See the full story for a lot more, plus photos! 

[Alice in Chains] came up to do an acoustic set with a little help from their friends (including Chris DeGarmo formerly of Queensryche on rhythm guitar). This was the moment where we were all blown away by the vocals of Pat Lachman (of Damageplan)…it was a set where I think everyone had goose bumps…Pats vocals were so right on & such an amazing tribute to the songs that Layne once sang on. They started the set with "Killer Is Me"…then Ann Wilson of Heart came out and sang "Brother" & then it was all Pat as he delivered mind blowing renditions of "No Excuses," "Heaven Beside You," "Got Me Wrong," and the highlight of the acoustic set had to have been them doing "Down In A Hole." 

[see full story to read what happened next] 

then Alice In Chains came back out & put on a "plugged" in set that left everyone speechless. Once the opening chords of "It Ain't Like That" started we knew that this was going to be insane…Pat Lachman once again did a tremendous job singing…it would be a shame if these guys didn't reform and recruit Pat to sing with them! Jerry Cantrell then introduced a surprise guest in Puddle of Mudd's Wes Scantlin to duet with Pat on "Again." Wes took over the vocals for "Angry Chair" & "Would?"…granted he messed up a couple of the lyrics, but his energy on stage made up for that ten-fold. The big surprise came next when Maynard James Keenan of Tool & A Perfect Circle jumped up on stage and the band broke into a version of "Them Bones" that was jaw dropping!!!!! It only got more intense as soon as those opening hits for "Man In The Box" started…I felt shivers down my spine when Maynard sang the chorus…it was unreal! Alice In Chains then brought out all the people who sang with them (Wes, Pat, Maynard, and Ann) to close the night with "Rooster." Pat & Maynard traded vocals on the majority of the song while Krist Noveselic of Nirvana helped Sean Kinney out on drums. As cheesy as this sounds…I am sure Layne was looking down on the guys with pride after Friday night's performance. 

[Thanks to Steve from the "Andy Savage In The Morning" for keeping us in the loop about this event. You rock! - now click over to check out the full report and to see the photos!] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Rush Tribute
Melodic Rock reports: Magna Carta are set to release their second Rush tribute CD. Titled Subdivisions, the CD features performances by: Sebastian Bach (Skid Row); Robert Berry (Ambrosia); Dave Brooks (Slammin‚ Gladys) Dominic Cifarelli (Pulse Ultra); Jeff Feldman (Pulse Ultra); Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai) Daniel J. (Solo Artist, Jordan Rudess); Randy Jackson (Zebra); Andreas Kisser (Sepultura); Jani Lane (Warrant); Mike Mangini (Extreme, Steve Vai); Vinnie Moore (Solo Artist, UFO); Alex Skolnick (Solo Artist, Testament, Tran Siberian Orchestra, Attention Deficit); Jeff Stinco (Simple Plan); Kip Winger (Winger).[see full story for full line-up]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Metal Macbeth
Melodic Rock reports: The Danish symphonic metal quartet Evil Masquerade has finalized the track listing of the second album Theatrical Madness which shall include the following 10 songs.One of the tracks on the CD (Witches Chant) was written by William Shakespeare and set to music by Henrik Flyman. People familiar with theatre and poetry might recognize it to be the 1st scene of the 4th act from Macbeth. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Franz Soph
contact music reports: Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are planning to fast-track the release of their second album, to cash in on their success at the BRIT and NME music awards. 

Now they don't want to wait to release a second LP and are hidden away in a secret Scottish location finishing tracks. 

Drummer PAUL THOMSON says, "We've got most of it written already and we're hoping to put it out in August." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Agnostic Front Dates
Lambgoat reports: The first batch of dates for the upcoming Agnostic Front, Martyr AD, Love Is Red, and All Shall Perish tour has been announced. Here you go: 

4/13 Cohoes NY @ Saratoga Winners
4/14 Lancaster PA @ Chameleon
4/15 West Springfield VA @ Jaxx
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Soilent Green Finish CD
Lambgoat reports: Soilent Green have completed work on their new record, which remains untitled. The album was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Tampa, FL with producer/engineer Erik Rutan (Premonitions Of War) and is currently being mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon). Advance song titles include "Leaves Of Three", "Forgive & Regret", and "A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Pete Allowed To Play
BBC reports: Musician Pete Doherty has been given a one-off change to his bail curfew to allow him to play a gig. 

The ex-Libertines singer, 25, appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court charged with robbery and blackmail, with Alan Wass, 23, guitarist for the band Left Hand. 

Both were arrested on 2 February after an alleged dispute with documentary maker Max Carlish at a London hotel. 

The judge said Mr Doherty could stay out two hours past his 2200 GMT curfew on Tuesday for the Brixton Academy gig. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hater Soph
FMQB reports: A long-awaited second release from Soundgarden side project Hater will finally see the light of day on April 26. Ex-Soundgarden members Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron (now drumming for Pearl Jam) released their first record as Hater way back in 1993.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
John Raitt RIP
E! Online reports: John Raitt, the legendary Broadway musical star and father of singer Bonnie Raitt, died Sunday at his home in Pacific Palisades, California, from complications of pneumonia. He was 88. 

Blessed with rugged good looks and a glorious baritone voice, Raitt originated the role of the carnival barker Billie Bigelow, the tragic, troubled antihero of the 1945 Broadway classic Carousel. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

This Day in Rock
ArrowFM reports: 49 years ago Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" becomes his first top-10 single. (1956) 

13 years ago Kurt Cobain and Courney Love marry. (1992) [see full story for more of what happened on this Day in Rock]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Blabbermouth reports: SYSTEM OF A DOWN will reportedly play at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California in mid-March as part of MTV's "$2 Bill" concert series. No further details are currently available.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Misfits Reunion Shows
Blabbermouth reports: As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported on February 17, it has now been officially confirmed that Glenn Danzig will be joined by his former MISFITS bandmate Doyle for a special 30-minute set of MISFITS classics at three DANZIG East Coast shows in early March. An official press release follows: 

Glenn Danzig and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein on stage together making MISFITS music? Well, while they had intended it to be a surprise, yes, it's true — the closest thing to a MISFITS reunion that the East Coast will see is set to happen, and not once, not twice, but three times. On Monday, February 28 at the Roxy Theatre in Boston, Wednesday, March 1 at the Spirit Performance Center in New York, and Thursday, March 2 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, Doyle will join his former MISFITS bandmate Glenn Danzig for a special 30-minute set of MISFITS classics.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on Were Italian Black Metal Killers Following Orders From The Devil?, ALICE COOPER Guitarist ERIC DOVER Offers SEXTUS Promotional CD, Prosecutors: Italian Black Metal Band 'Caused Four Deaths', PURE SWEET HELL To Film Video For 'Innocence And The Beast', FU MANCHU To Play Free Show In Newport Beach and more click here to check it out

Station Fire Allegations
BW&BK reports: State prosecutors assert that in an attempt to dampen noise inside The Station nightclub, the owners installed wood-fiber material that "contained a visible and explicit warning about flammability," some of it as backing for the highly flammable polyurethane foam on the ceiling of the club. 

The revelation that Jeffrey A. and Michael A. Derderian allegedly "purchased and improperly installed and/or caused to be installed" a second flammable substance in their nightclub was contained in newly filed court papers submitted by prosecutors. The new court filing is a response to the defendants' request for particularized information on the state's involuntary-manslaughter case. 

The Derderians and Daniel M. Biechele -- the former tour manager for the rock band GREAT WHITE who ignited the pyrotechnics inside The Station that set the foam ablaze - each face 200 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the deaths of 100 people at a concert the night of Feb. 20, 2003. All three men have pleaded not guilty. 

The defendants stand indicted under two theories of involuntary manslaughter: misdemeanor manslaughter and criminal negligence. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dream Theater DVD
BW&BK reports: DREAM THEATER will be issuing a special authorized 15th Anniversary concert DVD, which features appearances from former members Charlie Dominici (singer on 1989 debut When Dream And Day Unite and former keyboardist Derek Sherinian). The recorded show took place on March 6, 2004 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles.[see full story for a link to a trailer]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on SLASH'S Top Hat Stolen!, MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine - "How Could You Be So Stupid?", View pics of SLASH Sculpture, LAMB OF GOD - Dealing With The Majors, GLENN HUGHES To Be Featured On PINK FLOYD Tribute, SAXON - Tour Postponed Due To Fire At Singer's Home and more click here to check it out

Navarro Wrong About Blink?
Dave Navarro reports: Dave Navarro posted a new message to his website where he retracts his previous comments where he said that Blink-182 had broken up (see yesterday's Day in Rock report). Here is Navarro's new posting: OK. Here's the deal. When Blink pulled out of the show, we were told that they had broken up. It made sense to us because it was an important show for an important cause. You're right. I shouldn't repeat things that aren't confirmed and I apologize to the band and their fans. Honestly, it was a mistake. I am glad to hear that the news is untrue. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Homme / Oliveri Reunion?
NME reports: JOSH HOMME and NICK OLIVERI could be back working together as early as this year. 

The longtime Queens Of The Stone Age and Kyuss collaborators have been estranged since Homme sacked Oliveri in mysterious circumstances last year. 

But now, Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen has told Playlouder that fans hoping for a reunion may not have to wait long. 

"Nick's going to make another Mondo Generator record and we'll probably all end up playing on it," said Leeuwen. "It's that understood. Him and Josh are brothers, you know." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Zao Hire New Bassist
The PRP reports: Zao have recruited Marty Lunn of Pensive/Seasons In The Field fame as their new bassist. Most recently Lunn had been serving as the tour manager for the band.[see full story for tour news]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Kinks Nominated
Noble PR reports: Widely regarded as the Kinks' quintessential 1968 milestone concept album, "The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society", has been short-listed for Best Catalogue Marketing Campaign at the 2005 Music Week Awards. The winners will be announced on March 3rd, 2005 at the awards ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Mando & the Chili Peppers Reunite
conqueroo reports: If the name of the rock band Mando & the Chili Peppers doesn't evoke the immediate glint of recognition of, say, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, join the club. They haven't played a gig since 1959. That would exclude most us reading (or even writing) this press release. This seminal Texas rock'n'roll band has chosen the occasion of the globally acclaimed roots music romp Ponderosa Stomp in which to reunite and show the world they can still rock – after more than 40 years off stage! Ponderosa Stomp is held on Tuesday & Wednesday, April 26 & 27, at Mid City Rock'n' Bowl in New Orleans, and will feature a host of blues, soul, garage rock, rockabilly, trad country, Zydeco and swamp pop originators.[see full story for Details and tickets]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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