Day In Rock 1/10: Ozzy Covers Clapton- Simmons Sued- Chingy Vs Nelly- Audioslave in June?- Bizkit Records- Aussies Raise $20 Mil for Victims- Robbie Williams No Queen- New Foo- Garbage- Idlewild-  Early Franz CD- Into Eternity- Joy Division Movie- Elvis' 70th-  New Oasis in May- QOTSA- Weezer Single- Evergrey- Numetal Supergroup- FSF Reunion- Mudvayne- Crossfade- SOAD Update- more
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Ozzy Covers Clapton For Charity
Totalrock reports: Ozzy Osbourne and Aerosmith's Steve Tyler are among those who are to be featured on a cover of Eric Clapton's 'Tears In Heaven'. All proceeds will be donated to help the tsunami victims. The single is being co-ordinated by Sharon Osbourne[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Simmons Sued By Ex-Girlfriend 
Totalrock reports: A woman claiming to be an ex-girlfriend of Gene Simmons is suing the Kiss bassist. Georgann Walsh Ward says that she was made to sem like a 'sex addicted nymphomaniac' during the VH1 Kiss rockumentary 'When Kiss Ruled The World'. Why? Because he photo wa flashd on screen several times when Simmons talked in general terms about his sexual exploits.- Click Here for the Full Story 
New Garbage
Totalrock reports: Garbage are to release thir first album in over three years during mid-April. It's called 'Bleed For Me' and will be on the Warner bros. label in the UK and Europe. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Chingy Vs Nelly & Lucacris
MTV reports: On Thursday Chingy was filled with more passion than probably anybody has heard the laid-back St. Louis playboy speak with in a long time. He's upset that people are calling him out, and he's not just talking about it, he's also rapping about it 

"I'mma run it down like this, ya dig? That record right there, that's some old material," Chingy said Thursday from St. Louis. "I done that when this all started. I'm gonna be real about it. I'm tired of these guys � I'm talking about Ludacris and Nelly � I'm tired of these guys taking shots at me in all these interviews and songs [with] subliminal shots . Business is business. I'm the one who sold 3 million records, and I'm still getting money back that [Disturbing Tha Peace] had in their possession. Ludacris knows what I'm talking about." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: MTV also has news on Aaliyah's Label Can't Sue Video Producer Who Booked Ill-Fated Flight, Lindsay Lohan Finds Her Inner Rock Chick In New Video, Tsunami Relief: What You Can Do To Help, Music World Unites For Tsunami Relief , Eminem 'Never Wanted To Squash The Beef,' Benzino Says; Fires Back In New Video and more click here to check it out

Aussies Raise $20 Mil for Victims
Herald Sun reports: BIG-hearted Australians donated more than $20 million to help tsunami victims in the weekend's historic Reach Out to Asia concert. Children raided their piggy banks, families put off holidays and farmers drew from their overdrafts to contribute to the relief effort. 

World Vision chief Tim Costello said he was overwhelmed by the scale of the response. "I thought anything over $5 million would be wonderful," Mr Costello said. 

"I know that Australians have taken this to heart, and when it touches your heart it touches your wallet. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Robbie Williams No Queen
Ananova reports: Robbie Williams is reportedly upset that he was not chosen for the reformation of Queen. 

"I'd have killed for a chance to sing with those guys backing me," Robbie complained. 

"How cool would that have been? I sang We are the Champions for a movie soundtrack and the band said I did a good job." 

The band's bassist, John Deacon, said: "I don't want to be nasty, but Robbie is no Freddie Mercury. Freddie can never be replaced - and certainly not him." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

New Foo
Xfm reports: Foo Fighters have revealed that they will be marking the band's ten year anniversary with a new double release. The band will split the album into two distinctive styles, rock and acoustic. 

However, while the band have released songs in both styles before, the new songs will be pushing the genres to the extreme. Grohl told the BBC, "The good thing about doing it is that you split it up so that there's no middle ground. So the rock stuff is the most rocking stuff we've ever worked on, ever and the acoustic stuff will be the trippiest, most beautiful, sleepy music we've ever made, almost like a soundtrack. 

The album is set for release in the summer, either in June or July, and the band are currently recording in a converted warehouse in Los Angeles. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Idlewild Sneak Peak
XFM reports: Idlewild have confirmed that UK fans will get a sneak preview of their forthcoming album �Warnings/Promises' as they play a clutch of tour dates this month. 

The tour will see the band back on the road for the first time since the promotional dates for 2002's �The Remote Part'. The first single to be taken from the album, �Love Steals Us From Loneliness', is released on February 21 while 'Warnings/Promises' will follow on March 7. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Audioslave in June?
Blabbermouth reports: A source at Epic Records has exclusively told The Zone that the second album from AUDIOSLAVE will arrive in June. Singer Chris Cornell, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk have been working on the follow-up to their 2002 debut since last year, and Morello said he couldn't be more excited about the results. "It sounds awesome," he said. "It's a ridiculously rocking record, and I think it far surpasses the first one, which I loved. I thought the first record was great, but we've really gelled as a band and, you know, having a year of touring under our belts, we've become and kind of grown into ourselves as a band. It sounds awesome." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Bizkit Records
Blabbermouth reports: LIMP BIZKIT drummer John Otto has launched a new independent record label, dubbed Scheme Addicts Records. 

After spending the past six years winning Grammy nominations, MTV awards, and selling over 35 million records worldwide, Otto founded Scheme Addicts Records in 2004 with the sole purpose of creating a label and an environment where "the artist comes first and the music is everything," according to a posting on the label's web site. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Priest Euro Dates
Blabbermouth reports: JUDAS PRIEST have added the following dates to their European itinerary: 

Apr. 08 � Vienna, AUT @ Bank Halle 
Apr. 10 - Milan, ITA @ Mazdapalace
Apr. 12 - Madrid, SPA @ Vistalegre Bullring
Apr. 13 - Lisbon, POR @ Atlantico Pavillion
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dimebag Killer Bypassed Security
Blabbermouth reports: The Associated Press is reporting that the nightclub where a gunman killed four people, including former PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, last month will reopen, the owner says. 

Rick Cautela told The Columbus Dispatch in Friday's editions that the Alrosa Villa would have stayed closed for good if not for thousands of supportive messages from fans and musicians. 

"I don't think it would have made any difference if we'd have had 30 security guards," Cautela said. "I mean, would it have been better if (Gale) had come in through the front door and been patted down, or we'd used a wand on him and found his gun then? He was on a mission." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Maiden No 3
Blabbermouth reports: According to CBBC Newsround, IRON MAIDEN's "Number of the Beast" was the "surprise new entry" on the U.K. singles chart, where it landed at No. 3 this week. 

EMI released "Number of The Beast" as a single last Monday (Jan. 3) in celebration of IRON MAIDEN's phenomenal 25-year history and in keeping with the recent international chart success of their double DVD, "The Early Years". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on DISTURBED Singer Talks About DIMEBAG: Audio Available, Guitarist DJ ASHBA Rejects MOTLEY CRUE Rumors, BLINDED COLONY Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement, Reunited HELLWITCH Schedule Live Performance, FUSE 'Uranium' Host JULIYA Describes First Interview With TRENT REZNOR and more click here to check it out

Early Franz CD
NME reports: FRANZ FERDINAND helmsman ALEX KAPRANOS' former band THE KARELIA are to re-release their album next month. 

'Divorce At High Noon' was originally released in 1997 and featured Kapranos, then named Alex Huntley, on vocals and guitar. [see full story for more, including tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Into Eternity's New Voice
Lambgoat reports: Into Eternity have announced the addition of Omega Crom vocalist Stuie B. to their lineup. Stu will apparently replace Chris Krall, who left the group last year. Here's a statement (posted on the band's website) from guitarist Tim Roth: 

"We have spent a week jamming as a band again. The rehearsals went very well for us. Stu flew in from Vancouver on Monday the 3rd. The very first day, Stu had learned about 11 songs! He actually sang them all and we were surprised by that. By weeks end, he had most of the kinks out and we are sounding pretty tight. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Joy Division Movie
BBC reports: The life of late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis is to be made into a film, it has been announced. 

The Manchester-based production is called Touching From A Distance, after a book by Curtis's widow Deborah which forms the basis for the film. Music mogul Tony Wilson, who headed the record company Joy Division were signed to, will be co-executive producer. 

The musician committed suicide in 1980 aged 23, shortly before the band were due to go on tour in the US. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Elvis' 70th
WREG reports: In his young days Elvis could really shake things up. And, 27 years after his death he's still drawing a crowd. 

About 3 thousand visitors turned out at Graceland to celebrate what would have been the king of rock and roll's 70th birthday. And, the spirit of Elvis was everywhere on hand bags, blue jeans even on the legs of loyal fans. For many this an annual pilgrimage. Fans came from around the world for the celebration. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Digital Music Sales Way Up
Reuters reports: Digital music sales notched a third consecutive record-breaking week in the period ended Jan. 2, thanks to the ripple effect from a Christmas-inspired sales surge of MP3 players and download gift cards. 

Digital track volume spiked by 1.6 million transactions last week, making a seven-day total of 6.7 million downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 

The jump marks an all-time high for download sales in a single week, breaking the benchmark of 5.04 million in the week ending Dec. 26. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

New Oasis in May
Reuters reports: Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher revealed Friday his band's sixth studio set will be released internationally May 16, almost three years after its previous set, "Heathen Chemistry." 

In an interview with BBC Radio 1, Gallagher said the Epic album is finished and has a title, but he declined to unveil it. 

The album will feature 12 songs credited to all four current members -- Noel, singer Liam Gallagher (news), bassist Andy Bell and guitarist Gem Archer. In the past, Noel Gallagher has served as the band's primary songwriter. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

QOTSA Tracks
IAYM reports: What is reportedly the tentative track listing for the Queens Of The Stone Age's forthcoming new album "Lullabies To Paralyze" has surfaced online, here is how the effort is said to shape up: 
01. "Medication" - 02. "Everybody Knows That You're Insane" - 03. "Tangled Up In Plaid" - 04. "Burn The Witch" - 05. "In My Head" - 06. "Little Sister" - 07. "I Never Came" - 08. "Someone's In The Wolf" - 09. "The Blood Is Love" - 10. "You've Got A Killer Scene There, Man" - 11. "Skin On Skin" - 12. "Broken Box" - 13. "Lullaby" - 14. "Long Slow Goodbye" + 'Hidden' Finale - [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Weezer Single
IAYM reports: Weezer are tentatively planning to release their new single 'Beverly Hills' to U.S. radio on March 22nd. The track comes off the band's yet to be titled new album[more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
MCR Support Green Day
IAYM reports: My Chemical Romance have been tapped to support Green Day on their forthcoming North American trek which will kick off in Miami, Florida on April 15th. A full listing of dates and venues should be released in the coming weeks.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Into Eternity: New Vocalist, General Patton Track Listing, Dog Fashion Disco Dates, Labrat Update, CDS (ex-Down The Sun), Blood Brothers Live Action, A Dozen Furies: '138', AHC/Otep/Candiria/TAO Tour Update , Divide The Day Sign To Pluto and more click here to check it out

Evergrey DVD/Live CD
Metal-Rules reports: InsideOut Music report that they will release EVERGREY's new live CD, A Night To Remember, on March 15th. 

Also, the band's forthcoming DVD, which features the live performance in their hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, was filmed with 15 hi def cameras and will also include all of the group's videos to date. Look for the DVD to hit stores in April. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Numetal Supergroup
The PRP reports: Members of Virgos Merlot, Sevendust, Stereomud, doubleDrive and Skrape fame have started a new project dubbed Dark Blue and will be releasing a debut album through Warner Bros. later this year.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Ingite Recording
Punkbands reports: Finally an update from Ignite: We have been writing like crazy over the last few months inbetween the European, Australlian and Brazilian tours. We are finally getting into the studio and starting pre-production for the upcoming Ignite album. We are just starting to shop songs to labels so hopefully we will have a new label sorted in the next month or two. 

For now, you can hear a new tune on our Ignite Myspace page. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Further Seems Forever Reunion
Punkbands reports: Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba will rejoin his former bandmates in Further Seems Forever for a one-off live reunion with the group's original line-up. Confirmed as part of the annual three-day Bamboozle Festival [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Mudvayne To Preview New Songs on Tour
press release reports: Epic recording artists Mudvayne will be giving fans a live preview of upcoming album LOST AND FOUND with a tour that begins January 29th at the Boardwalk in Sacramento, CA. The band's highly anticipated new album hits retail in early April. 

"As a band, it's important to remain focused on your roots and remember the people who supported you during the early struggles," says lead vocalist Chad Gray. "With that in mind, we're going to show our core of diehard fans and friends our appreciation by returning to the venues where we started and giving them a preview of some new songs from our upcoming album." [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Crossfade Radio Hit
press release reports: 2005 is already shaping up as a very good year for Crossfade, the South Carolina-based rock band whose breakthrough single, "Cold," was 2004's Most Played Song at Active Rock radio, surpassing every competing act at the format, according to Billboard Monitor. In the week ending January 2, 2005, Crossfade's self-titled debut album has jumped an astounding 58 spots on the Billboard Top 200 Bestselling Albums chart, bulleting from #125 to #67. With weekly sales more than doubling since late November, Crossfade has sold more than 100,000 copies in the past four weeks and is rapidly approaching the RIAA Gold mark. 

Crossfade will continue to connect with the group's fans on the road as the band has just been tapped to join the WINTERFRESH® SNOCORE TOUR presented by MTV2 with Chevelle, Helmet, Future Leaders of the World and Strata. The 2-month winter lifestyle tour launches January 22 in Vail, Colorado. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Raphael Saadiq Update
press release reports: 2005 has just begun and singer/songwriter/producer/musician Raphael Saadiq already has enough work to keep him busy throughout the year. - Raphael recently completed work with Mary J. Blige producing and writing two songs for her new album at his Blakeslee Recording complex in North Hollywood, CA. He's now getting ready to shoot a video for "I Want You Back" (featuring Teedra Moses), the new single from his critically acclaimed RAPHAEL SAADIQ AS RAY RAY album, released October 5 on his Pookie label. -For the next Pookie Entertainment release, Raphael is in the process of compiling the best unused songs from production sessions over the last five years. The album should be ready for release this summer. - He continues to develop a DVD, which will include live and backstage footage shot on the tours for RAPHAEL SAADIQ AS RAY RAY and his Grammy® nominated INSTANT VINTAGE albums, as well as behind-the-scenes footage of Raphael in the recording studio.- Click Here for the Full Story 
The Music Tour
press release reports: Capitol recording group The Music has announced plans for an extensive headlining tour of North America. The itinerary, featuring performances in club and theater venues across the U.S. and Canada, begins February 17th in New York City and is highlighted by a special performance at the annual SXSW music conference in Austin, Texas. Additionally, the band will follow 2004 appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Last Call with Carson Daly with a slated March 14th performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
TSOOL Pushed Up
Day in Rock reports: We just got word that The Soundtrack of our Lives new album 'Origin Vol. 1' will hit stores two weeks earlier than the press release we posted last week. Look for the album on March 1st!- Click Here for the Full Story 
SOAD Update
SOAD reports: [We got a update from System of a Down's publicist] The band is currently mixing the album with Andy Wallace (who mixed System's multi-million selling "Toxicity"). No firm release date is set, but Spring is looking good. As previously announced, "Mesmerize/Hypnotize" is a two-disc set with a unique release plan - the first disc ("Mesmerize") will be released in the Spring, and the second disc ("Hypnotize") will come out about six months after that. 

GUITAR WORLD: System of a Down fans have a few surprises coming their way when the group releases its much anticipated new album "Mesmerize/Hypnotize." For one thing, says guitarist Daron Malakian, "It's a very different sound for us. But it's not as if we've lost our identity." 

And from the UK's KERRANG!: "My cock is much bigger than yours!" You can't help but crack a smile as the first line of 'Cigaro,' a brand new track from the forthcoming System of a Down opus 'Mesmerize/Hypnotize' blasts from the speakers of the band's Burbank recording studio.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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