Day In Rock 1/05: Em Studio Owner Murder- Metal Rape Update- J.Lo No Mo- FCC Probe Crue- Ozzy Box- Hendrix Bio Without Music?- Dimmu DoOver- Soul Sirkus- Eminem Vs Mag- Orange Bowl HalfMime Show- Thrice- Buzzcocks- Zep, Joplin Grammy- Raspberries Reunite- Stone Temple Farm- Love's Coke Nutbag Breakdown- U2, Coldplay And Darkness Tsunami Benefit- Atreyu ' - more
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Em Studio Owner Murder
AP reports: The owner of the studio where hip-hop megastar Eminem recorded the multimillion-selling CD, "The Slim Shady LP," was found shot to death Tuesday inside the facility, police said. 

Investigators had not determined a motive in the slaying of Amjed A. (A.J.) Abdallah, said Detective Lt. Norman Raymond. 

A business associate of Abdallah found the 36-year-old native of Jordan on the floor of Studio 8, Raymond said. He said police recovered three bullet casings from a .357-caliber revolver and determined that Abdallah had been shot twice. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Metal Rape Update
Blabbermouth reports: SATYRICON guitarists Steinar Gundersen and Arnt Gronbech, who are charged with giving a fan a date-rape drug and sexually assaulting her in a tour bus following a Dec. 15 concert in Toronto, have been released from Canadian jail on bail of CAD $50,000 each (approx. $41,000). 

The two guitarists, who are session/touring musicians and not full-time members of the band, are now back in Norway but have to return to Canada for a court hearing. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ozzy Box Changes
Blabbermouth reports: OZZY OSBOURNE's upcoming box set has undergone a name change to "Prince of Darkness" from the previously announced "Bible of Ozz". In addition, the set's projected release date has been pushed back to Tuesday, March 22. No reason was given for the delay.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Just wait. Next month, the title will be changed back again...

Hendrix Bio Without Music?
Blabbermouth reports: According to ContactMusic.com, OUTKAST star Andre 3000's dreams of bringing Jimi Hendrix's life story to the big screen have been dealt a bitter blow — the rock great's estate won't allow his music to be used in the film. 

Andre, real name Andre Benjamin, fears the Hendrix biopic will remain unmade because movie-makers will never gain the rights to use the guitar great's songs. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dimmu DoOver
Blabbermouth reports: The following update has been posted at DIMMU BORGIR's official web site: 

"In the upcoming year we will first and foremost work on material for the next album, plus playing a very few exclusively selected festival dates during summer, which will be advertised here later as soon they're confirmed. 

"In the meantime some of us will be working on other projects as well, while Shagrath [vocals] and Silenoz [guitar] most likely also will re-record the 2nd album, 'Stormblåst' [originally released in 1996 via Cacophonous Records], sometime in 2005. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Soul Sirkus Drop Tour Due to Illness
Blabbermouth reports: SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), have cancelled all previously announced tour dates after Castronovo was diagnosed with dehydration and exhaustion, according to a posting on the group's web site. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on FINNTROLL: 1998 'Rivfader' Demo Available For Download, NAPALM DEATH, HEAVEN SHALL BURN Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival, SAXON, DORO, EDGUY To Perform At ROCK FOR ASIA Tsunami Relief Concert, 'Battle For Ozzfest' Finalists A DOZEN FURIES And CYNDER: Voting Open Online, MUDVAYNE: 'f***ing Determined' Video Posted Online and more click here to check it out

J.Lo No Mo
MuchMusic reports: Jennifer Lopez says she's J.Lo no more – she's just Jennifer. The pop star says she even considered naming her new album "Call Me Jennifer" in order to distance herself from the J.Lo label. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
FCC Probe Crue
Sign On San Diego reports: When Motley Crue's Vince Neil wished bandmate Tommy Lee a happy New Year live on NBC, he couldn't resist inserting a profanity – and now the FCC is involved. 

The Federal Communications Commission has received complaints about the New Year's Eve "Tonight" show and is beginning a preliminary probe, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. But it's likely little will come of it. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Eminem Vs Mag
MTV reports: Eminem and The Source magazine will finally get to settle their beef ... at least in court, that is. 

On Monday, New York federal court judge Gerald E. Lynch ruled that Slim Shady's copyright-infringement lawsuit against the hip-hop publication would go to trial. 

The trial is the latest development in the ongoing war of words between Em and The Source owners Ray Benzino and Dave Mays. The suit itself stems from the magazine's release of excerpts of two of Eminem's early recordings where the rapper can be heard making offensive comments about black women. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MTV also has news on Stars Pitch In To Aid Tsunami Victims; Live Aid-Style Concert A Possibility, Britney Clarifies: I'm Taking A Break From Being Told What To Do, Bow Hunters, Noise Rockers, Joey Pants To Descend On DC For Inauguration Parties, Christina Milian, Black Eyed Peas Heat Up 'Be Cool' Soundtrack and more click here to check it out

Thrice Minitour
Aversion reports: Thrice will play a few shows in California and Nevada early next month. 

Feb. 3 - Jerry's Pizza, Bakersfield, Calif. 
Feb. 4 - Big Game Studios, Fresno, Calif.
Feb. 5 - The Boardwalk, Orangevale, Calif.
Feb. 6 - New Oasis, Reno, Nev.
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Buzzcocks Reissued
Aversion reports: Buzzock's 1993 Trade Test Transmissions will be coming back into stores. 

The album, which was the band's first effort since regrouping earlier in the decade, was originally released by the now-defunct Caroline Records. The new version features seven bonus tracks culled from a pair of singles released to support the album. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on U.K. Tsunami Benefit Concert Eyed, Chixdiggit in the Studio, BBC Listeners to Pick Best British Song, Modest Mouse Rolls On 2005 Tour, Constantines Hit the Road and more click here to check it out

Zep, Joplin Grammy
Totalrock reports: Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin are to receive the American Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement award. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Raspberries Reunite
Totalrock reports: The Raspberries, the 1970s pop-rockers, are re-uniting for a series of live shows in 2005. The band split up in 1975, after having hits with songs like 'Go All The Way', 'I Wanna Be With You' and 'Overnight Sensation'. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Stone Temple Farm
Totalrock reports: Former Stone Temple Pilots pair Dean Deleo (guitar) and his brother Robert (bass) have teamed up for Tommy Petty drummer Steve Ferrone and singer Alex Lighterwood, who has been associated with Carlos Santana. Called Farm Fur, they'll make their live debut at BB King's Club in Los Angeles on January 14. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Breed 77 On Tour, Killswitch Star Plays Truant, Brain Surgeons Confirm London Show, Ozzy Changes Box Title, NIN On Tour, Skidding Into The Studio, Navarro Denies Motley Rumour, Top Names Do It For Dimebag and more click here to check it out

Elvis Touring
liveDaily reports: Elvis Costello issued two new albums and toured extensively in 2004, and the veteran singer/songwriter looks to be headed for an equally busy 2005. 

Costello opens the year with a series of European dates that run from mid-January to mid-February. He's scheduled to launch his U.S. tour March 2 in Orlando, FL, and 10 dates are confirmed so far. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Love's Coke Nutbag Breakdown
Xfm reports: Courtney Love has described her recent mental state as down to being a "coke-nutbag-breakdown", but has revealed she has started work on her new album and her dreams to front Jane's Addiction. 

Love may still have two criminal cases pending against her in Los Angeles (one for illegally possessing painkillers and another for alleged assault), but things seem to be on the up. Firstly, she won custody of daughter Frances Bean and secondly she has commenced work on the follow up to her solo debut, last year's tepidly received ‘American Sweetheart'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

U2, Coldplay And Darkness Tsunami Benefit
Xfm reports: Chiefs at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff are attempting to organise a concert to raise money for victims of the Asian tsunami, with U2, Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand and The Darkness all rumoured to appear. 

Bosses at the stadium are hoping to stage the event on Saturday January 22, giving them only three weeks to book a line up capable of filling the 60,000 capacity venue and raise the target of £1 million. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Atreyu 'Thick As Thieves Tour 2005'
press release reports: Atreyu love the road. After Ozzfest, The Used tour, Taking Back Sunday's tour, and a U.K. tour in December they announced the "Thick As Thieves Tour 2005" from February 8th through March 29th with Unearth, Norma Jean and Scars Of Tomorrow. Fans of hardcore, metal and rock should expect nothing less than an utterly explosive stage show – this band means business. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
The Brain Surgeons Hit Europe
reader submitted news reports: European dates for The Brain Surgeons, featuring Ross the Boss (Dictators, Manowar) and Blue Oyster Cult founder Albert Bouchard have been confirmed. 

Feb 11 - the 100 Club - London
Feb 14 - Glazart 7 á 15 avenue de la Porte de la Villette 75019 - Paris
Feb 16 - Colos Saal Aschaffenburg Germany
Feb 17 - Ulehnspiege Stuttgart-leonberg Germany
Feb 18 - Sonic - Soest, Germany 
Feb 20 - Eiskeller Ingolstadt, Germany
- Click Here for the Full Story 

Susie Suh Tour
press release reports: In anticipation of Susie Suh's upcoming debut, which will be released March 29 on Epic Records, Suh will embark on a west coast solo acoustic tour starting January 12. Suh's self-titled album, which was produced by Grammy-award winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette, Michael Jackson), 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.

 The following dates are confirmed and additional dates to be announced. 

January 12 San Francisco, CA Live at the Artists Den 
January 13 Palo Alto,CA Stanford Coffee House 
January 15 Santa Barbara, CA IV Live 
January 17 Orange, CA. Ugly Mug Café 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jupiter Sunrise Tour
press release reports: Jupiter Sunrise are starting 2005 off right by doing what they do best. TOURING!!!! 

Punk rock and classical piano are coming together this Jan.-Mar. as Jupiter Sunrise (undecided/victory) hit the road with singer/songwriter Amanda Rogers (immigrant sun records)! As a special treat to their hometown of Los Angeles, Jupiter Sunrise will be playing a handful of shows that are TOTALLY FREE! Forget your inhibitions. Come and rock out! Current dates are below. MORE TO COME!

 Jupiter Sunrise Tour W/ Amanda Rogers 

1/07/05 | Orange, CA | The Block | FREE! 
1/08/05 | Orange, CA |The Block | FREE!
1/09/05 | Hollywood, CA | Hotel Café |Acoustic show
1/11/05 | Los Angeles, CA | UCLA Quad | FREE 
1/12/05 | Fresno, CA | TBA 
[see full story for more dates and more info on the band]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Soundtrack of Our Lives Tour
press release reports: Catch The Soundtrack of Our Lives performing songs from their upcoming album Origin Vol. 1 (in-stores March 15th). 

Jan 15 Boston The Middle East
Jan 18 NYC Bowery Ballroom
Jan 21 Chicago Double Door
Jan 25 San Fran Independent
Jan 26 LA Troubadour 
Jan 27 LA Virgin Mega headquarters - acoustic performance
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Mike Dalton Band Release 4th CD
press release reports: New Jersey has been privy to the sound of the Mike Dalton Band and now the sound will travel further! Glider, Mike's 4th CD, was released on November 19th at Bar Anticipation, in Belmar, NJ and there's no stopping the dynamic sounds of this band. Many a lyric of these songs were influenced by Mike's personal experiences and no doubt about it, the emotions run high through this singer's voice, and music. Dalton collaborated with many outstanding musicians to turn out one of the greatest CD's this area has produced recently. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
A Suburban Blood Drive Sign to Martyr
press release reports: Martyr Records is pleased to announce that we have welcomed A Suburban Blood Drive to our family. Hailing from the fertile city of Louisville, Kentucky, A Suburban Blood Drive brings their blend of Punk Rock/Post-Hardcore to the table. Appealing to fans of such bands as: Every Time I Die, Q And Not U, The Bronx & Straylight Run, our boys from Louisville will be taking 2005 by storm, entering the studio this Spring to record their debut full length for Martyr. [see full story for an mp3 preview from the CD]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Adrian Belew To Release 'Side One'
press release reports: Vocalist/guitarist Adrian Belew is one of rock's true renaissance men. The incredibly prolific musician will release his latest solo record, 'Side One,' on January 25, 2005, through Sanctuary Records. 

'Side One' is Belew's conscious attempt to work in a "power trio" format for the first time, and he recruited two powerhouses in their own right to join him: Primus bass guitarist Les Claypool and Tool drummer Danny Carey. It's the first of three musically distinct album scheduled for release over the next year. He also painted the intriguing, abstract cover artwork for all three records.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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