Day In Rock 1/20: Madonna Vs Rabbi- DMB Crap Dump- Sharon for Parliament- Stop Ashlee- KISS Kung Fu- NIN Sellouts- Maiden Benefit- Hanoi Rocks- SAT Rap- Outkast's Web- Tenacious D- Jacko- Trump Musical- SxSW Lineup- Fates Warning- Accept- Vagrant Eels- P2P Spy Bill- Testament DVD- Tribute to Failure- Mudvayne- Libertine Big Brother- Shinedown- Bonnaroo Fest- Green Day- more
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Due to commitments at the Raven's Heart Foundation Benefit tonight. The Day in Rock will not be published on Friday, we will return next Monday. 

Madonna Vs Rabbi
Launch reports: A controversial Kabbalah Centre rabbi has relocated from London to Los Angeles and sources say Madonna may have had something to do with the move. Rabbi Eliyahu Yardeni has been under fire recently because of his comments that six million Jews died in the Holocaust because they didn't use Kabbalah. A source tells MSNBC.com that Madonna--who was close to Yardeni--was "instrumental" in getting him out of London, but even though the pop idol was "furious" about the rabbi's comments, the source insists he was moved for other reasons. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
DMB Crap Dump
AP reports: The driver of a Dave Matthews Band tour bus was charged Wednesday with dumping 800 pounds of human waste onto a sightseeing boat on the Chicago River last summer. 

Stefan Wohl is charged with misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct and discharging contaminates to cause water pollution, Cook County State's Attorney Dick Devine said. The charges carry a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $10,000 fine. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Stop Ashlee Petition
Ananova reports: [These petitions are getting out of hand but the humor is too good to pass up. Here is the latest] A petition to try and persuade Ashlee Simpson's record company to stop her singing live ever again has been launched. 

Already 65,000 people have added their names to it. 

The petition at www.stopashlee.com was set up after the 20-year-old star sang at a half-time football show earlier this month in Miami and was booed for her efforts by the 72,000 fans in the Orange Bowl stadium. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sharon for Parliament
Blabbermouth reports: DeHavilland.co.uk is reporting that Sharon Osbourne wants to be a British MP (Member of Parliament) — and is going to make a TV show about her stand for Parliament. 

The 52-year-old, who is married to Ozzy Osbourne, told the Daily Star that she will try and win a seat in London as an independent candidate.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

KISS Kung Fu
Blabbermouth reports: KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is reportedly suing a film production company that recently released a DVD version of a 1980 Hong Kong kung fu movie featuring a villain whose makeup closely resembles that of his KISS character "The Demon". Asked by a fan via his web site if there are any plans for KISS to sue over the movie, entitled "Bat Without Wings", Simmons responded, "Wait and see." [see full story for links to photos of the film posters]- Click Here for the Full Story 
NIN Sellouts
Blabbermouth reports: NINE INCH NAILS' U.K. dates in March sold out in record time earlier this week. 

The two shows at London's Astoria on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31 sold out in a mere 20 minutes when they went on presale earlier this week such was the demand. 

If you weren't lucky enough to get your NIN tickets, head on over to eBay, where they're currently on sale for an astonishing £200 (approx. $374) a pair! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Maiden Benefit
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting on the IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com, a benefit gig to help raise awareness and money for the MS (multiple sclerosis) society, which helps Clive Burr, former MAIDEN drummer, in his illness, will be staged in March. 

This year's show, which is scheduled to take place on March 19 at Ruskin Arms in London, will see a wide variety of rock artists gathering to raise awareness and funds for the Clive Burr MS Trust. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hanoi Rocks Lose Bassist
Blabbermouth reports: Bassist Timpa has officially left legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS. "My plan is to spend some more time with my family," he explained in an online posting. "I still love HANOI and I feel bad about all this, but in fact, I feel free." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on CANDLEMASS Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST, Prepare To Release New Album, METAL CHURCH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival, DRAGONLORD To Enter Studio In February, SUSPERIA: 'Devil May Care' Video Nearly Completed, MICHAEL SCHENKER Teams Up With Ex-Members Of SABBATH, PRIEST, MAIDEN On 'Heavy Hitters' CD and more click here to check it out

MTV reports: For every kid who can recite song lyrics word-for-word but can't commit school-related information to memory, Kaplan Test Prep and Defined Mind have created a CD of vocabulary-filled rock, hip-hop and R&B tracks as an SAT study aid.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Outkast's Web
The Star Online reports: Outkast's Andre 3000 will voice Elwyn the Crow in a new animated version of the classic children's book Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. Other stars voicing characters in the movie include Julia Roberts, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey, Kathy Bates and Reba McEntire. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Tenacious D Rocks L.A. Benefit
Reuters reports: Tenacious D drafted a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief Monday at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. 

The show featured solo sets from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, and Beck, all of whom stuck around for a show-closing jam with the D. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jacko Allowed To Respond to Transcripts
AP reports: The judge in the Michael Jackson molestation case has allowed the singer to make a statement responding to grand jury transcripts leaked to ABC News, according to media reports Wednesday. 

ABC News reported that Jackson has recorded an interview with Fox News reporter and talk show host Geraldo Rivera in response to the leaked transcripts. 

A Fox News spokesperson confirmed that an interview with Rivera has been taped and that Jackson read a statement approved by Superior Court Judge Rodney S. Melville. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Silly News: Trump Musical
New York Daily News reports: Scary as it might sound, people could one day be whistling "You're Fired" down Broadway. Donald Trump and the producer of "The Apprentice" are talking about a musical version of the reality show for the stage.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
SxSW Lineup
Aversion reports: The lineup for Austin's South By Southwest Music festival was officially unveiled earlier this week. 

Highlights of the festival, held in Austin March 16-19, include appearances by Elvis Costello and Brian Wilson. 

Other acts committed to playing the festival include: Frames (Seattle WA), Against Me! (Gainesville FL), Ambulance Ltd (New York NY), Ariel Pink (Los Angeles CA), Ash (London UK), The Bad Plus (New York NY), Lou Barlow (Los Angeles CA), The Be Good Tanyas (Vancouver BC), [see full story for a lot more artists]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Fates Warning Hire Spock's Beard Drummer
Totalrock reports: Spock's Beard drummer Nick D'Virgilio has joined Fates Warning for their upcoming European tour. He replaces Mick Zonder. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Accept Expand Reunion Tour Plans
Totalrock reports: The re-united Accept are to play shows in Japan from July 29 to August 2. The band have already announced shows in Germany, Sweden, Holland, Finland and Italy, but so far nothing is confirmed for the UK.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Testament 'Eye' DVD, Disposing Of The UK, Aereogramme Cancel Shows, Enter The Dragons, Power Quest Sign Deal, Fates Warning Get A Beard and more click here to check it out

Vagrant Eels
DiS reports: Eels have hooked up with US punk/indie label Vagrant. 

The band's first album for their new label - one-time home of The Get Up Kids and Alkaline Trio - is released in April. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: DiS also has news on Aereogramme cancel dates, Brighton's big tsunami gig, Harvey danger! So Solid man duffs copper, Help She Can't Swim stick to dry land, It's Snow joke - Patrol 'play' for free this Friday and more click here to check it out

P2P Spy Bill
tinfoil reports: "First thing this morning, I'm sitting in my bathrobe, scanning my inbox, when I'm jolted awake by the headline on a TechDirt story, California Senator Wants to Throw Ed Felten in Jail" writes Ed Felten in his Freedom to Tinker blog. 

"I guess I'll take the time to read that story!" 

Felten is referring to the latest attempt by the state's Kevin Murray to launch a bill custom-designed to pillory members of the embryo commercial p2p business in California. 

Murray's proposed law would put p2p developers in jail if they don't in effect spy on what their users are doing and take "reasonable care" to stop anything which doesn't meet with the approval of the Big Music record label cartel. 

Murray's previous claim to fame was that, once again acting for Big Music, he made it illegal for Californians to share files without including name, address, e-mail. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

The next thing you know the Ca lawmakers will try to tax sugar because kids are fat! 

Testament DVD
Abrasive Rock reports: Testament, who are renowned for their intense live performances and amazing musicianship , have announced that they will re-release the legendary Seen Between the Lines band documentary on DVD this spring. A fan–favorite for over a decade, Seen Between the Lines was originally released on VHS in 1991 and has been re-recorded in DVD format to enhance picture clarity and sound quality for today's Testament followers. DVD Containing Intense Live Footage, Music Videos and Behind- the- Scenes Shots Set for March 8, 2005 Release [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Tribute to Failure
The PRP reports: Renfield Records's previously announced Failure tribute album, which will feature performances by bands such as Cave In, The Beautiful Mistake, Avec, Statistics, The Minus Scale, Fairmont and more, will now see a March 22nd release date. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Mudvayne Delay
The PRP reports: Mudvayne's forthcoming new album "Lost And Found" has now been pushed back to an April 12th release date via Epic. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Libertine Big Brother
Rockdirt reports: Popbitch.com's latest newsletter reports that former Libertines and current Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was offered a spot on Britain's 'Celebrity Big Brother', even offering to "medicate" him off-screen to avoid any nasty on-screen comedowns. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Shinedown Headlining Tour
liveDaily reports: Alt-metal quintet Shinedown, which spent a good chunk of 2004 opening for big-name acts such as Van Halen and Velvet Revolver, tops the bill of a just-launched winter outing.

 The run, which kicked off Tuesday (1/18) in Houston, runs at least through February, with the majority of shows so far set in the eastern half of the U.S.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Bonnaroo Fest
liveDaily reports: Widespread Panic, Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, The Allman Brothers Band, Modest Mouse, Alison Krauss & Union Station and The Mars Volta are among the acts that will appear during the fourth annual Bonnaroo festival. This year's festival, which again takes place about 60 miles south of Nashville at a 700-acre farm in Manchester, TN, is set for June 10-12. More than 60 acts will appear during the event[see full story for more info on who will be there]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Green Day Still No 1
liveDaily reports: Green Day's "American Idiot" tops The Billboard 200 album chart for the second straight week--and the third week overall--while Eminem's "Encore" holds steady at No. 2.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Flogging Molly heads up 'Green 17 Tour', Kings of Leon ready new album, plot U.S. tour, Vans Warped Tour signs up The Offspring, others, Reverend Horton Heat preaches to the masses on spring tour, Elton John tacks more stops onto U.S. itinerary abd more click here to check it out

Stereophonics Secret UK Gigs
Xfm reports: Stereophonics Play Series Of Secret Shows 

To celebrate the imminent release of their new album 'Language. Sex. Violence. Other?' Stereophonics are performing a series of secret and intimate shows in the UK later this month. And Xfm has details of how to get tickets... 

The band will be playing a week's worth of secret intimate gigs across the UK from January 24. While the venues are secret at present, Xfm Online can reveal that they will be playing in Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, London and Dublin. [see full story for more, including details on how to get tickets]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Untitled Rock Show
press release reports: STEVEN'S UNTITLED ROCK SHOW - Fuse's own Mr. Know-It-All of music, VJ Steven Smith, gets the chance to expose new and perennially influential artists that are bubbling under and over in the worlds of indie, punk and emo. This daily show emanates from Fuse's street-front Manhattan studio and features videos, interviews and live performances by the edgiest names on the far-edge of gritty punk and beyond. Airs Monday - Friday at 4:00pm[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Sundayrunners Debut
press release reports: Merging eclecticism with a pure pop sensibility to arrive at a disarmingly catchy sound, SUNDAYRUNNERS will release their self-titled, self-produced debut album March 22 on indie Machine Records. 

The Chicago-based group--RANDY DIDERRICH (vocals, guitar), MASON BROWN (guitar, backing vocals), RICK DIDERRICH (bass), DAN REINHOLDT (drums) and AARON GRANT (keyboards, backing vocals)--will preview songs from their new CD this Thursday at the "100 Acts Of Support--Concerts for Tsunami Relief" sponsored by Virgin Megastore. Among the songs they'll perform: the album's haunting first single "Memories Left At Sea," which will be heard on the top-rated FOX TV show "The O.C." February 17.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Candlelight Records Tour
press release reports: Candlelight Records USA, with Metal Maniacs Magazine, proudly presents our first US label tour featuring ENTOMBED, CROWBAR, PRO-PAIN and introducing THE MIGHTY NIMBUS. 

The tour, set to kick off February 7 in New York City comes as the label sees release of CROWBAR's new album, Lifesblood for the Downtrodden, and the self-titled debut from THE MIGHTY NIMBUS. The tour will conclude in Phoenix on February 28, shortly after the anticipated release of ENTOMBED's Swedish Grammy-nominated Unreal Estate. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

'Extreme Guitar Shred' DVD
press release reports: The Great Kat, the "Top 10 Fastest Shredders of All Time," (Guitar One Magazine)/Juilliard Grad Violin Virtuoso, announced today the ultimate guitar DVD, "Extreme Guitar Shred." In this exciting new DVD, The Great Kat dazzles audiences with finger-blistering guitar and violin virtuosity featuring 6 EXTREME GUITAR Music Videos and speed-defying guitar/violin shred versions of Classical Music Masterpieces.

 Recently named by Spin Magazine, "The speediest, scariest female shredder of all time," The Great Kat is an award-winning concert violinist and shred guitarist with a large following in the United States, Europe, Japan and China. Featured on major TV shows throughout the world, The Great Kat universally wows and terrifies audiences with her controversial live and video performances. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Drive-Thru Comp
press release reports: Drive-Thru Records and Purevolume.com, one of the top internet music sites among kids, are teaming up for this ultimate two-disc compilation CD. Anchored by buzz bands in the current scene, the compilation will also feature many up-and-coming artists both signed and unsigned. 145 bands including unreleased songs from Steel Train, HelloGoodbye, Juliana Theory, Park, Jack's Mannequin and more). The ultimate purpose of the compilation is to give exposure to all of the bands, and give the consumer over 145 bands to discover. There is already a huge buzz on the compilation with daily news postings on music websites around the world. Bands are represented from all over the United States, Canada, UK, Japan, and Australia. This special 2 disc collection features the best of the Drive Thru Records recent roster alongside some of the world's best (and biggest!) underground pop/punk/emo bands.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Fun Link
Day in Rock reports: We haven't had a featured Fun Link in a while. This one is not really music related but a good way to waste away the hours at your desk at work. It's for a site called "The 2 Headed Dog". Click the full story link to check it out and be sure to play "Ass Blaster" in the game section. 

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