Day In Rock 2/25: Jay-Z School- Staind Sued- Whitney Hospitalized- Double Pixies - Philly Rockless- Jacko Trial Kickoff- Sterns Settles With Clear Channel- Priest in Japan- King's X Riot- Scorp DVD- Thrice- Slipknot Wedding- H.I.M.- Rock Hall Inductors- Sevendust- Daft Punk - MP3 Site Probe- Jack White- Edwyn Collins Brain Injury- Roach Dates- SOAD Delay- Durst Loves Paris- Breaking Benjamin- more
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Jay-Z School
Rolling Stone reports: JAY-Z announced plans to open an education center, the S. Carter Academy, in New York this spring, with a focus on music, sports and fashion [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Whitney Hospitalized
AP reports: Grammy-winning singer Whitney Houston got ill on an airliner bound for France and was taken Thursday to a Paris hospital for treatment of apparent food poisoning, her publicist said. 

"Whitney Houston was rushed to a hospital in Paris because of severe vomiting. She was sick on the aircraft," said Nancy Seltzer, her Los Angeles publicist. "She is doing well. She has gastroenteritis." 

Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and the intestines. Seltzer didn't know the source of the food poisoning. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Rumor has it that she was listening to Bobby's latest demo tapes when she fell ill.

Staind Sued
Cyber Lawyer reports: Ohio musician Jon Stainbrook has initiated litigation in the US Patent and Trademark Office against Elektra Entertainment recording artists STAIND based upon his trademark rights originating in 1980 for THE STAIN. Stainbrook's recordings have been featured on ESPN, Disney, FOX, and MTV and in commercials for Vision Street Wear, Mountain Dew, and Jose Cuervo. The band STAIND has sold more than eight million albums and has twice topped the Billboard Album Charts. 

The parties' dispute began in November 2003 when STAIND unsuccessfully sued Stainbrook in New York Federal Court. Stainbrook responded by initiating the present litigation with the US Patent and Trademark Office requesting cancellation of STAIND's trademarks. Stainbrook alleges STAIND's trademarks are invalid, because they were obtained by STAIND through fraudulent statements to the US Patent and Trademark Office. If the cancellation proceeding is successful, STAIND could be required by a federal court to change the name of their band and discontinue distribution of all products labeled STAIND. Stainbrook has previously prevailed in two federal lawsuits relating to THE STAIN trademark. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on OBITUARY Frontman Talks About New Album, Reveals New Songtitles, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Set Working Title For New Album, Former STEREOMUD Guitarist, Ex-SCAR CULTURE Bassist Announce Addition To Band Lineup, TWISTED INTO FORM Complete Work On Debut Album; Audio Available, GODHEAD Frontman's Tsunami Relief Benefit Song Available On iTUNES and more click here to check it out

Double Pixies 
FMQB reports: Could the reunited Pixies be hitting the road once again later this year? The band's agent, Marc Geiger, told Billboard, "We're looking at playing two shows in one night in the same market, with combination tickets. The first show would be a set of rare songs and B-sides, and the second would be the hits." Geiger also said there could be a Pixies tour of amphitheaters in July.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Philly Rockless
FMQB reports: No, it wasn't a stunt, at 11:50 p.m., as the last chords of Pearl Jam "Alive" faded away, Radio One ditched the Modern Rock format on WPLY (Y100)/ Philadelphia and moved it's Rhythmic CHR WPHI (The Beat) from 103.9 to Y100's 100.3 signal. The 103.9 signal immediately began running a loop of five different promos directing listeners to 100.3 The Beat. 

This marks the second time that Radio One has killed the Modern Rock format in Philadelphia. Oddly enough, the first was when the company bought "WDRE/Philly" (WIBF, now WPHI 103.9 The Beat) and let the staff go. The WDRE staff later landed at Y100, which Radio One eventually acquired from owner Dan Lerner, and is pretty much the same group of people that Radio One is now letting go again. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jacko Trial Starts Monday
BBC reports: The trial of Michael Jackson on child abuse charges will begin on Monday. The jury selection procedure was completed on Thursday when eight people were picked as alternates, to deputise for the jury proper. 

The pop star's trial will begin with opening statements at 0830 (1630 GMT) on Monday in Santa Maria, California. 

Mr Jackson denies molesting a 13-year-old boy, plying him with alcohol, and conspiring to hold him and his family captive. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sterns Settles With Clear Channel
CNN reports: Radio market leader Clear Channel Communications Wednesday said it and raunchy radio host Howard Stern have agreed to withdraw their lawsuits and respective claims for money damages relating to its decision to remove Stern's program from its radio stations. Clear Channel stopped airing the Stern Show in February 2004, citing indecency concerns. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Priest in Japan
Totalrock reports: Judas Priest have announced that they'll be touring Japan from May 8-18, as part of their world tour in support of new album 'Angel Of Retribution'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
King's X Riot
Totalrock reports: King's X bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick and Whitesnake guitarist Reb Beach are working together on a side project, which also includes Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali and Whitesnake keyboard player Timothy Drury.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Scorp DVD
Totalrock reports: The Scorpions are putting together a DVD that will cover the last 25 years of their career. It has a working title of 'Rocking The Extra Mile', and should be out in the Spring.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Hell Is For DVD, Korn: No New Head, Vinnie Paul Joins Athrax, Disturbed, Fozzy Back In London, Wakeman Joins Sabbath and more click here to check it out

Thrice DVD
punkbands reports: The details have been revealed for Thrice's DVD/CD effort "If We Could Only See Us Now", here's how it looks: DVD: 

Live Performances:
01 - "Phoenix Ignition"
02 - "T&C"
03 - "Deadbolt"
04 - "Under A Killing Moon"
05 - "The Abolition Of Man"
06 - "Cold Cash, Colder Hearts"
07 - "So Strange I Remember You"
Music Videos:
01 - "Stare At The Sun"
02 - "All That's Left"
03 - "Deadbolt"
[see full story for more including bonus and CD info]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Slipknot Wedding
Blabbermouth reports: KRZR 103.7 in Fresno is holding a contest in which one of 14 couples — all of whom are composed of SLIPKNOT fans (a.k.a. maggots) — will win the "Maggot Marriage." The prize includes the actual marriage, plus "swag" from a cakery, wedding rings, a black bridal dress, and a Hooter's Honeymoon trip to Las Vegas.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Blabbermouth reports: Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will be releasing a new DVD, entitled "Love Metal Archives Vol. 1", in Europe in late April/early May. The disc will reportedly contain video or live versions of 53 songs, rare interviews and other special extras.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rock Hall Inductors
liveDaily reports: Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart and Neil Young are among the special guests scheduled to honor this year's inductees at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. 

Buddy Guy, Percy Sledge, The O'Jays, The Pretenders and U2 will take their place in the Rock Hall during this year's ceremony, set for March 14 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sevendust Tour
liveDaily reports: Metal quintet Sevendust mounts a 20-city tour this spring with new guitarist Sonny Mayo in tow. The outing kicks off April 6 in Tampa, FL, and eight dates are confirmed so far; more dates will be announced soon. [see full story for announced dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Daft Punk Set Release
liveDaily reports: Electronica outfit Daft Punk has announced a March 12 release date for its next album, "Human After All." The set is the French duo's first new studio collection since 2001's "Discovery." - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Otep, American Head Charge extend tour through winter's end, Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Eat World float dates for tour, Live Review: Paul Westerberg in Los Angeles, New 50 Cent album gets an early release, liveDaily Interview: Phil Jordan of The Music and more click here to check it out

MP3 Site Probe
tinfoil.music reports: Gizmodo's favorite grey-market MP3 supplier AllofMP3.com is under investigation by the Russian police on behalf of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry of Moscow (their RIAA). While AllofMP3 has forever maintained that they purchased their licenses in bulk from a clearinghouse, (Costco?) through the Russian Multimedia and Internet Society, now the IFPI is saying those are hardly legit. Or not legit at all. The days of 10 cent songs may be coming to an end, at least from this outlet. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Jack White's Side Project
NME reports: JACK WHITE's friend and collaborator BRENDAN BENSON has revealed that the pair have recorded an album together that has been compared to NIRVANA's classic ‘NEVERMIND'. 

The duo also plan to take the as-yet-untitled album, which could be out as early as this year, on the road. 

The pair, who live just a few streets away from each other in Detroit, teamed up last summer to make the record in Benson's home studio. Benson admits he's ecstatic with the results but wants to get on with promoting his new solo album, ‘The Alternative To Love' first, while White is likely to be busy in the next few months putting the new White Stripes album together. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Edwyn Collins Brain Injury
NME reports: EDWYN COLLINS is seriously ill in hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage. 

The singer and guitarist was taken ill on Sunday night (February 20) and doctors are currently trying to stabilise his condition. 

A statement from his management reads: "Edwyn Collins suffered a cerebral haemorrhage on Sunday night and has been in hospital since, where doctors are trying to stabilise his condition. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Roach Dates
The PRP reports: More dates have been added to Papa Roach's upcoming schedule with TRUSTcompany and No Warning, the latest are as follows: April 04th St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
April 08th Lubbock, TX - Southbeach
April 09th Amarillo, TX - Aztec Music Hall
April 10th Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre

[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

SOAD Delay
The PRP reports: "Mezmerize", the first to be released of System Of A Down's upcoming "Mezmerize"/"Hypnotize" double album-set, has been bumped back to a May 17th release date through American/Columbia. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Motown Digital
Pitchfork reports: Hip-O Select, a division of Universal Music Enterprises, has launched a massive 12-volume set that compiles every A-side and B-side released by Motown and its subsidiaries from 1959 to 1972. 

The first volume of the collection,The Complete Motown Singles, Volume 1: 1959-1961, was released January 14 on a six-CD, 154-track set. But don't go heading to Best Buy to purchase this limited-edition collection, it will only be available on Hip-O Select.com and via iTunes. The exclusivity of each volume will vary from year to year, with volume one limited to a mere 5,000 copies. 

The release is the first phase of the plan that extends through Motown's 50th Anniversary in 2009. Coincidence? Not at all. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Beyond Silly News: Durst Loves Paris
The Dilly reports: Need some silliness for your Friday? The Dilly has posted what are reported to be some of her "hacked" text messages. One message reportedly has Fred Durst pouring his heart out to Paris. "So much it hurts me that you just vanished! You are my heart. You told me so many things about how much you loved me and I was the one. Remember I have been in the mountains recording since I last saw you. I come to LA for two days today then back to the woods until christmas. I know you love me and haven't been able to replace me!! I haven't f***ing shaved since I saw you! I've been in a depression. But more clear than ever." 

If you just have to read more including Lindsay Lohan's gossip, reported photos captured from her phone, check out the full story link. Warning the link does contain material not suited for minors. see full story for more- Click Here for the Full Story 

Breaking Benjamin Go 3 Doors Down
Total Assault reports: Breaking Benjamin have announced a string of dates with 3 Doors Down.

 3 Doors Down/Breaking Benjamin dates:

 4/20 Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Civic Center
4/22 Bossier City, LA – CenturyTel Center
4/23 Spring, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
4/24 Dallas, TX – Edgefest @ Smirnoff Music Center
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Morrissey DVD
Noble PR reports: On 22nd May 2004, Morrissey returned to his hometown of Manchester to play a very special comeback show. Celebrating his 45th birthday with 20,000 well-wishers from the city, which has provided years of lyrical inspiration; "Who Put The "M" In Manchester?" Morrissey of course! 

The live in concert DVD entitled "Who Put The "M" In Manchester?" will be released by Sanctuary Visual Entertainment on 4th April 2005. A live in concert CD, capturing tracks from his sold out U.K. gigs will also be released by Sanctuary Records on Attack Records on the same day. Entitled "Morrissey Live At Earl's Court" this must-have album will contain gems from "You Are The Quarry", plus additional never-before-performed B-sides, rare Morrissey classics as well as classic songs from The Smiths rarely performed by Morrissey. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Horse Dreams
Musik International reports: HORSE DREAMS by William Paul - newly released by Delvian Records - is the first-ever CD recording dedicated to celebrating the spirit of the noble horse. Lavish soundscapes as well as intimate melodies celebrate unicorns and centaurs, magic ponies and celestial mares, fiery Arabian stallions and newborn foals as the all-instrumental music captures listeners‚ imaginations.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
OK Go Dates
Capitol Records reports: OK Go is hitting the road for the first leg of their 2005 world tour. This month-long jag kicked off February 18th in Madison, Wisconsin, followed by two shows in sweet home Chicago. 

02/25/2005 Rubber Gloves Denton, TX 
02/26/2005 Stubb's Indoor Austin, TX 
03/01/2005 Club Congress Tuscon, AZ 
03/02/2005 Galaxy Theatre Santa Ana, CA 
03/03/2005 Casbah San Diego, CA 
03/04/2005 Spaceland Los Angeles, CA 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Lisa Marie Presley Dirty Laundry
Capitol Records reports: If anyone's particularly well suited to taking on bloodthirsty newscasters in song, it's Lisa Marie Presley. Listening to her blistering rendition of "Dirty Laundry," the first single from her new album, Now What, it's apparent that the song, a sardonic indictment of the broadcast news industry, may be even more relevant now than when Don Henley and Danny Kortchmar penned it some 23 years ago. 

In the week preceding the album's release, Presley will appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (March 28th), "Good Morning America" (March 29th) and "Late Show With David Letterman" (April 1st). She'll be a guest on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on April 5th, the day of release. ABC is currently using Presley's version of "Dirty Laundry" in promos for its hit show "Desperate Housewives." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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