Day In Rock 1/12: Singer Still Missing- Rap Feuds Fake- Dimebag Fan Vs Police- KISS Reality TV- Priest- Rage Aria- Love Wins Custody- Vibe Assault Plea- Tsunami Benefit Controversy- Jacko Movie- Black Crowes Reunion- Kamelot- Metal iTunes- Hair Never Stops- Bjork- 50 Cent Vs Father- Super Furry Solo- Motorhead- SYL- QOTSA- Beck, Vedder, Grohl, Homme for Relief- Tesla Unplugs Again-  more
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Singer Still Missing
Lambgoat reports: Sadly, Nasum vocalist/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk is still missing in Thailand. Talarczyk has now been missing for roughly two weeks, when the resort he and his girlfriend were vacationing at on Phi Phi Island was struck by the deadly tsunami (thousands of foreigners are still missing in Southeast Asia). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rap Feuds Fake
Contact Music reports: Rapper JA RULE is moving to end his bit feud with 50 CENT, suggesting their 'beef' is just for show. 

The two rappers have been fierce rivals for two years, and regularly poke fun at each other on their records, but now Rule, real name JEFFREY ATKINS, has exploded the war of words, insisting the whole feud is just "studio banging." 

Rule says, "That's studio ranting and raving. We call it, in the industry, studio banging... It has its problems and it has its upside." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dimebag Fan Vs Police
Blabbermouth reports: According to Peoria Journal Star, an Illinois man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly spitting on two police officers in early December because he was reportedly upset by the national news about the murder of DAMEGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. 

Tito Mwela, 22, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery, both felonies. 

Court files allege that Mwela spat on officers Jeff Hamer and James Rowland on Dec. 10. He is accused of spitting in the face of at least one of the officers. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

KISS Reality TV
Blabbermouth reports: "Mr. Romance", comedy/reality series created by KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, is set to premiere Monday, March 14 at 10 p.m. on Oxygen TV, according to Broadcasting & Cable. 

A contest for the Harlequin romance books' next coverboy, "Mr. Romance" will feature twelve beefy guys competing in a "romance boot camp" for a $50,000 cash prize, learning how to kiss for the camera, walk the catwalk and strike seductive poses. The show will run for five, one-hour episodes and a two-hour finale. Fabio himself, Gene Simmons and TV personality Tina Malave will serve as judges, with no eliminations made until the finale. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Priest DualDisc
Blabbermouth reports: Epic will celebrate the reunion of the "Painkiller"-era JUDAS PRIEST lineup by issuing a DualDisc for the band's upcoming "Angel of Retribution" title. It is scheduled for March 1 and coinciding with the release of the CD. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rage Aria
Blabbermouth reports: RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski will be joining ex-ARIA singer Valery Kipelov at a Moscow studio in the second half of January for the recording of Kipelov's new solo album. After the CD is released, Smolski will perform several live dates with Kipelov's band.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on EPHEL DUATH: Tentative Track Listing For New Album Revealed, STORMWITCH: Future Uncertain, THERAPY? To Perform Acoustic Show For Tsunami Relief Effort, SEVERE TORTURE: Recording Update, PAPA ROACH To Create 'Intimate Vibe' On Upcoming Tour and more click here to check it out

Love Wins Custody of Frances
Contact Music reports: COURTNEY LOVE is celebrating after winning back full custody of her daughter FRANCES BEAN COBAIN. 

The rocker lost custody of the youngster - whose father is late rocker KURT COBAIN - last year (04), after she was hit with multiple lawsuits for drug possession and assault. 

But a judge in Los Angeles has decided her daughter is better off with her mother and granted her custody in court yesterday (11JAN05). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Who says we need judical reform?

Vibe Assault Plea
E! Online reports: For the guy who waylaid Dr. Dre and touched off a brawl at the Vibe Music Awards, it was time to face the music. 

Jimmy James Johnson appeared before a Los Angeles Superior Court judge Monday and pleaded not guilty to an assault charge stemming from the incident. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tsunami Benefit Controversy
Reuters reports: A television benefit show for victims of the Asian tsunami featuring Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Elton John and a string of Hollywood celebrities has run into controversy in the United States before a note has been played or a dollar pledged. 

Fox TV conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly started the furor by suggesting that not all the money raised would aid tsunami victims. 

Actor George Clooney, one of the organizers of the telethon scheduled for Saturday on NBC, hit back with a letter accusing O'Reilly of creating a fuss for his own personal gain. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jacko Movie
AP reports: An American and a British television company found a creative way around the ban on cameras for Michael Jackson's child-molestation trial: dramatic re-enactments. 

E! Entertainment Television and satellite company British Sky Broadcasting, BSkyB, are joining to present daily recreations of the trial, executives announced Tuesday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Black Crowes Reunion
Billboard reports: After months of speculation, Chris and Rich Robinson are reforming the Black Crowes for a five-night stand at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The March 22-23, 25-27 shows, the Crowes' first since Oct. 31, 2001, are the only ones booked at this stage of the reunion, according to group manager Pete Angelus. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Kamelot Dates
Metal-Rules reports: KAMELOT's new album, "The Black Halo", will be released in Japan on February 16 and will include two bonus tracks ("Epilogue" and "Soul Society" radio edit), according to the group's management. The European version, which is scheduled to it stores on March 14, will be a limited-edition digipak with two additional bonus cuts ("The Haunting" radio edit and "March of Mephisto" radio edit). The CD is scheduled for release in North America on March 15 via SPV Records. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Metal iTunes
Metal-rules reports: Earache Records announces Metal Tracks http://www.metaltracks.com 

Available to "Click, Buy & Blast" are over 3,000 extreme metal tracks including rare and exclusive recordings from IRON MONKEY, THE BERZERKER, NAPALM DEATH, CARCASS, and many more. 

The downloads are: * High Quality (192 kbps) MP3s with name tags * DRM-Free * MP3s play on all mp3 players (inc. iPod, Mac or PC) * Unlimited burns to CD 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hair Never Stops
Electric Basement reports: CINDERELLA has announced their 2005 summer tour. Cinderella will headline the ROCK NEVER STOPS TOUR, sponsored by VH1, and we'll have RATT, QUIET RIOT & FIREHOUSE supporting. Dates will begin in late May and run through August, and will be in amphitheaters, festivals, fairs and theaters. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Unicorn Split
DiS reports: Canadian oddball indieists The Unicorns have disbanded. Despite only recently releasing their debut record ‘Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone' in the UK on Rough Trade last November, the four piece have agreed that they will not be working together for the foreseeable future. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Bjork Army Remix CD
DiS reports: Iceland's queen of unadulterated weirdness Bjork will be releasing an album with a difference at the end of February. The difference being that each and every track on the 2-CD album will consist entirely of remixes and cover versions of her 1995 single 'Army Of Me'. And what's more, all proceeds from the album's sales will be donated to various charities. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: DiS also has news on Head Off-amatica, again, Weezer get Beverly Hills ready, Interpol add extra UK date, The Good Life - tour & mini-album, Bloc Party announce UK dates plus Razorlight support and more click here to check it out

50 Cent Vs Father
Ananova reports: 50 Cent has warned his estranged father [63 cent] not to return to his life in search of money.

 The In Da Club singer and his mother Sabrina were abandoned by his father when the rapper was just an infant. 

50 is adamant that his father won't get a share of his 54 million dollar fortune reports IOL.com. 

He said: "Let me give him a warning! Don't you even dare crawl your a*s out this way." - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Garbage announce album details, Madonna among stars added to charity gig, J-Lo and Marc buy marital home, Stars line up for tsunami gig, Brian 'admits dating Delta' and more click here to check it out

Dwell in Darkness II
siN's metal news reports: The second edition of the SMNnews.com ran and sponsored festival, DWELL IN DARKNESS, will be taking place this Summer, from June 10th through the 11th in Dayton, Ohio at Elbo's. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Super Furry Solo
NME reports: SUPER FURRY ANIMALS frontman GRUFF RHYS is to go on a short tour of his native Wales to promote his forthcoming debut solo album 'YR ATAL GENHEDLAETH'. As previously revealed on NME.COM, the band's label Placid Casual will release the record on January 31. Clocking in at 29 minutes and containing 11 songs [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Motorhead Reissue
BW&BK reports: Cleopatra Records have announced that they will be reissuing MOTORHEAD's self-titled debut (originally released on September 24th, 1977) on January 25th in a leatherette packaging with a silver foil stamp. The album has been digitally remastered and contains extensive liner notes, rare photos and six bonus tracks. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
SYL Dates
The PRP reports: More stops have been released for Strapping Young Lad's upcoming tour with The Agony Scene, Misery Signals and Reflux, the latest include: 
April 05th Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
April 06th Calgary, AB - The Warehouse
April 08th Regina, SK - Riddel Hall
April 09th Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
April 11th Omaha, NE - Ranch Bowl
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
The PRP reports: The Queens Of The Stone Age have posted a snippet of some new material over at their newly overhauled official website, www.qotsa.com. The band also outlined some of their plans for the year as they expect to begin touring throughout Europe in February, followed by a string of North American shows in March. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Beck, Vedder, Grohl, Homme for Relief
liveDaily reports: Beck, Tenacious D, Will Ferrell, Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and Eddie Vedder are scheduled to appear at a Jan. 17 benefit dubbed Music for Relief. The event, which will benefit Southern Asia tsunami victims, will take place at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Tesla Unplugs Again
liveDaily reports: Tesla sets out on an acoustic tour this winter that marks the 15th anniversary of its 1990 unplugged set, "Five Man Acoustical Jam." 

Dubbed the "Five Man Acoustical Jam 2005" tour, the outing is currently scheduled to kick off in Vermont on Feb. 20, and a handful of subsequent shows are set throughout the Northeast. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Long-haired freaky people need not apply

Source: liveDaily also has news on Gretchen Wilson to join Kenny Chesney for spring trek, Mudvayne to preview new material on club tour, Rescheduled shows extend Cher's goodbye into April, New Found Glory stacks up more spring tour dates and more click here to check it out

The F-Ups Support Papa Roach
press release reports: The F-Ups are hitting the road in Feb.-Mar. with PAPA ROACH and SKINRED. 

2/17 Seattle, WA - Showbox Theatre
2/18 Spokane, WA - Big Easy Concert House
2/19 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom

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

Relient K Tour
press release reports: Relient K is set to tour with Mae and Name Taken this February [to support] their latest album Mmhmm which debuted at an impressive# 15 on the Billboard charts. 

5 - Orlando, Florida - Social Pavilion
6 - Tampa, Florida - Masquerade
8 - Birmingham, Alabama - BA Warehouse
9 - Memphis, Tennessee - New Daisy Theater
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Snapcase Swansong
press release reports: Since 1991, Snapcase has led the quest to combine intellectual theory and aggressive music. Their reputation was built on songs exploring themes of self-determination and personal challenge; with complex guitar lines, harmonic distortion and relentless rhythms, they created a sonic explosion that made them one of hardcore's greatest bands. At a time when the mainstream media didn't acknowledge aggressive music with the open arms it offers today, Snapcase was very successful, selling more albums with each new release, growing stronger on their own, without the breaks that commercial radio might give a hard-edged band today. 

After releasing some of the most critically acclaimed hardcore albums of all time, touring with everyone from the Deftones and Papa Roach to NOFX, and influencing a wide range of bands like Boy Sets Fire, Thursday and Atreyu, the time has come for the band to say goodbye. 

The farewell show is scheduled for Saturday, January 22nd at The Sphere in Buffalo, NY. Snapcase promise a 20 song marathon pulled from their entire discography, and some special guests. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Yellowcard Fan Video Deadline
press release reports: The voting ends this Friday for the fan made video for Yellowcard's "Breath". The winner takes $5K and a chance to get their video on TV. Click the full story to check out the videos and vote- Click Here for the Full Story 
man on earth Debut
press release reports: New York City-based man on earth is set to release their debut album, "disposable sounds for the fickle mind," on March 29th on Forward Thinking Records. It will be distributed through ROIR Entertainment, placing it on sale at Virgin Megastores, Tower Records, CD Baby, Amazon.com, and i-tunes, among others. Diverse, introspective and at times experimental, the album is self-recorded, self-produced and self-released. It fearlessly treads through a multitude of musical styles with a confidence and passion not seen in years. Critics and fans alike contend that the musical stylings of the CD float in a world somewhere between Jane's Addiction, the Verve, Prince and Nirvana. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
press release reports: Kasabian will head out with The Music beginning February 17 in NYC and will wind down at this year's SXSW music festival on March 18. Also, look for Kasabian to make their US television debut with a performance of "Club Foot" on Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 10. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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