Day In Rock 1/06: Ashlee Booed- Metallica Inspired Murder- Tsunami Claimed Artist?- Ozzy Kicks The Bucket(head)- Marky Mark Return?- Evanescence- Solo H.I.M.- Death By Stereo- Beatles Toilet Paper- Motley Wedding- NIN Lineup- Megafarewell- Napalm Death- QOTSA- Frusciante Volta?- Presidents Return- Layla's Book is Really Something- Green Day- Comeback Kid- Vehemence- Otep- more
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Ashlee Booed
antiMUSIC reports: Ashlee Simpson was ready to prove she didn't need to lip-synch when she took the microphone during the FedEx Orange Bowl half-time show on Tuesday night. Fate had a different idea. Ashlee began her performance with microphone problems. During the opening bars of her song "La La", Ashlee was barely audible due to a low microphone, when the volume was finally turned up, the 70,000 strong audience turned up the volume as well by jeering and booing the pop singer. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Metallica Inspired Murder
Blabbermouth reports: A New Jersey man who killed his mother and then stabbed an 11-year-old boy to death claimed that he was influenced by a METALLICA song about a boy who "lost my way this bloody day" when he committed the crime, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Ronald Pituch, 29, pleaded guilty two months ago to striking his mother, Josephine, in the head with a 20-pound barbell inside the Huntington Circle home they shared on Oct. 17, 2002, according to The Courier-Post. 

He then left their home on his motorcycle and wandered into Kings Grant in neighboring Evesham, where he spotted 11-year-old Gregory Katsnelson riding his bike. 

Pituch told the court during his sentencing Tuesday (Jan. 4) that he thought the METALLICA song "Ronnie" had been directed at him. The song tells of a boy who "never laughed, never smiled, talked alone for miles and miles and miles." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Solo H.I.M.
Blabbermouth reports: H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo will reportedly record a solo album this year that is expected to be released before the new H.I.M. CD. The solo effort will apparently be inspired by "country" music and Ville's recent work on APOCALYPTICA's "Bittersweet" video, and will include the songs "Under the Rose", "Face of God" and "Have No Fear", which were performed by Valo during a recent live appearance.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Tsunami Claimed Artist?
Aversion reports: The cellist who played on Brian Wilson's SMiLE might have been swept to sea by the tsunami that wracked southeast Asia last week. 

Wilson announced that cellist Markus Sandlund has been missing since the Dec. 26 tsunami. He was vacationing in Thailand when the wave hit and has been missing ever since. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Death By Stereo Finish CD
Aversion reports: Death By Stereo has finished work on its fourth full length and will hit the road to celebrate. 

The Orange County hardcore act finished up recording Death for Life, [...which]is slated for an April release from Epitaph Records. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Beatles Toilet Paper Auction
Aversion reports: If someone paid more than a half million bucks for George Harrision's guitar, a roll of toliet paper used by The Beatles should be worth some coin, right? 

This week, toliet paper that was deemed too, uh, crappy, by The Beatles while in Abbey Road Studios. The seller is asking a starting bid of 40 thousand pounds ($75,000). As of press time, no bids had been placed. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Blood Brothers Play Anti-Innauguration, Elvis Cup Viewing Sells for $3,000, Super Furry Animals Corral Singles, The Wonderstuff Return, Soundtrack of Our Lives Tours and more click here to check it out

Motley Wedding
MTV reports: The man who sang the strip-club anthem "Girls, Girls, Girls" has chosen to settle down with just one. Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil will wed girlfriend Lia Gerardini on Sunday at a private Las Vegas ceremony. And who will be charged with uniting the couple in holy matrimony? None other than Neil's "Surreal Life" co-star MC Hammer - Click Here for the Full Story 
Ozzy Kicks The Bucket(head)
ContactMusic reports: OZZY OSBOURNE has ditched plans to link up with former GUNS N' ROSES star BUCKETHEAD - because the guitarist refused to lose his famous look. 

The guitarist was called in as Ozzy's possible latest guitarist for this year's (05) OZZFEST tour, but Osbourne admits he couldn't persuade the eccentric axeman to ditch his trademark KFC bucket hat and white facemask - and he refused to call him Buckethead. 

Ozzy tells rock magazine REVOLVER, "I met with him and asked him to work with me but only if he got rid of the f**king bucket. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Marky Mark Return?
ContactMusic reports: MARK WAHLBERG fears he'll have to one day return to the stage as rapper MARKY MARK to repay a debt he owes in Germany. 

The movie star turned his back on his Marky Mark alter-ego years ago but admits he left one former business manager demanding one more show. 

He says, "They'll probably call me saying I owe them from the last time. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Evanescence Xmas 05?
Reuters reports: Evanescence singer Amy Lee hopes to have a follow up to the goth-rock group's two-year-old mega-hit "Fallen" in stores by the end of the year. 

"I knew it was going to take a while, and it is. We're obviously taking longer than the average band," she told Billboard recently. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Seal Snags Klum
AP reports: German supermodel Heidi Klum and British singer Seal are engaged to be married, Klum announced on her Web site. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
CD Sales Up in 04
Reuters reports: Led by Usher's blockbuster release "Confessions," U.S. album sales rose nearly 2 percent in 2004 -- posting their first gain in four years even as digital music downloads continued to explode, Nielsen SoundScan reported on Wednesday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
NIN Lineup
IAYM reports: According to the UK's Kerrang! magazine, Nine Inch Nails' touring line-up for 2005 will consist of mainman Trent Reznor alongside bassist Jeordie "Twiggy Ramirez" White (Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle) and drummer Jerome Dillon (Nine Inch Nails). Also in the ranks will be two newcomers to the group, namely guitarists Ralph Dieter and Alessando Cortini. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Disengage/Made Out Of Babies Dates, Kaddisfly Update , MuDvAyNe: "f***ing Determined" Video, Megadeth: "Video Hits" DVD , Hatebreed/Crowbar UK Dates, Papa Roach/Skindred: Initial Dates and more click here to check it out

Metal-Rules reports: Droogies! While 2005 brought much suffering and sadness to many people at its end, I hope for most of us here that were separated from such tragedy, that you had a terrific 2004. My heart still goes out to the Abbott family, the families who have lost loved ones in the ongoing war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and also the many millions of people around the world that had their family or a friend touched or worse by the Tsunami. 

... Megadeth plans on doing the Euro/UK tour as you know, then tentatively to Japan and Oz, and hopefully South America, to be finished with one last victory lap of the states this summer. 

Since this is the final year of Megadeth, it is also fitting to remind you that it has been twenty of the best years (and hardest) of my life.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Napalm Death Benefit Song
Totalrock reports: Napalm Death are in the process of organising a special single, with all the proceeds going to the victims of the tsunami disaster. Vocalist Barney Greenway told TotalRock that the details are currently being worked out. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Queens' Sister
Totalrock reports: Queens Of The Stone Age are to release a song called 'Little Sister' as the first single from new album 'Lullabies To Paralyze'. The single should be out at the end of January, with the album due in March. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on State Of Touring , Hondo's 'Dialect', Biffy Clyro Get Velvet Touch, Stuck Mojo In UK, Face Tomorrow Tsunami Show, Dimebag Club Re-opens and more click here to check it out

Frusciante Volta?
DiS reports: Chilis guitarist, John Frusciante has finally decided to stop releasing solo albums. The soul guitar noodler will release ‘Curtains' on 24th January, as the final one of six releases in the past 12 months. 

The album was recorded on an 8-track tape machine at Frusciante's house, with overdubs by Carla Azar of Autolux on drums, Ken Wylde on upright bass and Omar Rodriguez of The Mars Volta, who played lead guitar on two songs. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Presidents Return
DiS reports: Gonzo punk poppers Presidents of the United States of America, have reformed to release their first new album in seven years. The gurning trio will deliver 'Love Everybody' to the world on February 28th, with a single of the same name on February 14th and a show at the London Astoria on Thursday March 3rd. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: DiS also has news on Kaisers to play Leeds benefit gig this Friday, South By South West shapes up, The best 25 British songs of the last 25 years: easy, SFA man to release solo LP and guests on new Boom Bip record, Charity single planned for Asian Tsunami and more click here to check it out

Layla's Book is Really Something
ArrowFM reports: Patti Boyd inspired such classics as George Harrison (and the Beatles) "Something" and Eric Clapton's "Layla", now it's her turn. Boyd is a photographer and has shots of Harrison, Clapton, Mick Jagger, B.B. King and others. Her first showing will be February 14th at the san Francisco Art Exchange. [see full story to find out which classic rock band will play the Super Bowl]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Tsunami telethon
liveDaily reports: Sheryl Crow, Christina Aguilera and Tim McGraw will be among the acts to perform during a Jan. 15 telethon to benefit tsunami victims in Southern Asia, the New York Times reports.

 The benefit will be aired on the NBC Universal Television Group, which includes the NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo, Trio and SCI FI networks. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Green Day Jump
liveDaily reports: Eminem's "Encore" remains at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for the second straight week and its fourth week overall. Green Day's "American Idiot" jumped seven slots on The Billboard 200 album chart to No. 2. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Nanci Griffith emerges with new album, tour and label, More concerts locked in for Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Goldfinger set to drop new album, mount tour, liveDaily Interview: Don Was of Was (Not Was), 3 Doors Down readies new album, unveils tour dates and more click here to check it out

Comeback Kid Deliver "Wake The Dead"
press release reports: Comeback Kid delivers "Wake The Dead" on February 25th, and celebrates by heading out on the road with Bane for a full U.S. tour in March and April. Look for Comeback Kid's cover story in HM Magazine (on street now), feature in Law Of Inertia (on street now), and upcoming Alternative Press feature in February 2005! [see full story for a preview]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Vehemence Seek Vocalist
reports: Vehemence is now in search for a new vocalist. Longtime vocalist/lyricist Nathan Gearhart has stepped down due to family obligations, and we now need a powerful frontman to fill his shoes. He will be missed, but at the same time we are excited to have some new blood in the band. We are currently looking for someone who will be fully committed to shows, practices, and tours and must have great stage presence. We DO NOT want a Nathan clone, and would prefer someone who can bring something new to our sound. No matter what 'scene' you are from, if you are an extreme metal vocalist, get in touch! The goal is to expand, and reach a wider audience with our new vocalist so if you are interested, please email us at vehemence@vehemence.com- Click Here for the Full Story 
Black Dahlia Murder Plot new CD Plans
Metal Blade reports: [Trevor from Black Dahlia Murder offered this update in the latest Metal Blade newsletter] from The new album, Miasma, is now halfway written, and completely destroys anything we've done prior. We are very proud of the new songs, and are sure that our fans will not be disappointed. The direction of the new s*** is noticeably heavier and far more intricate than our previous work. The album will be recorded in a dark scary basement of Richmond, VA, beginning March 10th with Andreas Magnusson (of Scarlet fame) at the helm. The album will then be mixed in April with the infamous Eric Rachel at Trax East studios, NJ. If all goes as planned Miasma will be available in the early summer months. We'll be out with King Diamond and Nile before the disc drops, kicking off another year of perpetual touring by your favorite road warriors. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Relient K Tour
press release reports: Relient K has announced an impressive run of tour dates headlining venues from 1000-3000 in capacity, marking the first extensive outing in support of the band's newly released fourth album Mmhmm. The itinerary, set to begin in early February, will see the Canton, Ohio-based group venturing from Florida to California on what will be only their third tour as headliners. The pop punk trio averages 150-200 live dates annually.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Raining Jane Cd/Tour
press release reports: The up-and-coming, eclectic rock-folk band Raining Jane is blinging in the new year with the release of their sparkling new studio album, "Diamond Lane," followed by a four-month nationwide tour. "Diamond Lane" contains 11 tracks of energetic and original indie pop rock with touches of folk and funk, beautiful vocal harmonies, catchy melodies and hooks. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
The Hostage Heart Tour
press release reports: Worcester MA's innovative metalcore assassins The Hostage Heart, in support of their recent EP on Five Point Records and in advance of their recent signing with United Edge Records, are on the road for most of January. Check out the dates, and if you're in town when they come through, be there or be hidingsomewhere safe. This is a heavy bill. 

Tour with Arsis & Invocation of Nehek. 

1.05 - Molly Blooms 2 - Amityville, NY
1.06 - Welch's Basement - College Park, MD
1.07 - The Place - Debtford, NJ
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

M83 Preview
press release reports: Happy New Year from M83! 

Before The Dawn Heals Us, the follow up to Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts will be released on Mute records on January 25, 2005. [see full story for a preview]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Goldfinger Dates
press release reports: Goldfinger have confirmed the following dates in support of their upcoming release, Disconnection Notice, which hits stores on February 15th. 

Feb 15 - New York City, NY - Irving Plaza
Feb 16 - Boston, MA - Axis 
Feb 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
Feb 19 - Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Otep Defiance Tour
press release reports: OTEP will be headlining the 2005 Alliance of Defiance Tour with American Head Charge, and Candiria. The Autumn Offering will open from 1/25 - 2/16, Blood Simple will open from 2/18 - 2/27. 

1/25 - Reno, NV - The New Oasis
1/26 - San Francisco, CA - The Pound @ Pier 96
1/29 - Seattle, WA - The Catwalk Club
1/30 - Spokane, WA - The Big Easy
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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