Day In Rock 1/24: j.lo Vs Usher- GNR in April?- Motley Ban- SOAD For Download- Ginger Joins Brides- Costello Opera- Beck- Tsunami Concert- Kylie Sues Producer- Teen Beats King- Anselmo Speaks- Smashing Reunion- Used- NIN- Thursday- P2P Jail?- Ripper Solo- Accept- Doors- Lamb of God- War of the Stone Roses- U2- Injury Delays Duran Duran Tour Plans- Interpol Expand Tour-  more
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j.lo Vs Usher
Launch reports: Ask Usher what he thinks of Jennifer Lopez' new single "Get Right" and he might say "that's just wrong." Fox News is reporting that Usher already recorded "Get Right" as a single called "Ride." 

Usher is reportedly furious about Lopez's release. When he was asked about her version of the song Fox News claims he said, "I hate it. And I'd better get some of the publishing (rights). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

GNR in April?
Blabbermouth reports: For those who attended the quasi-riot at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center in December 2002 due to the GUNS N' ROSES no-show, GNR bassist Tommy Stinson claims the band is coming back and will actually perform this time. 

"We owe Philly," Stinson told Ed Condran of SouthPhillyReview.com. He wouldn't elaborate about the aforementioned debacle. "That's all still in litigation." But he promised that GN'R would be on the road this year after the release of "Chinese Democracy" in April. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Motley Ban
Blabbermouth reports: NBC4.tv is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE will not appear on NBC again because of singer Vince Neil's use of an obscenity when wishing bandmate Tommy Lee a happy new year in the midst of performing "Girls, Girls Girls" on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", Jeff Zucker, president of the NBC Universal Television Group told a meeting of the Television Critics Association Friday (Jan. 21). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
SOAD For Download
Blabbermouth reports: SYSTEM OF A DOWN have confirmed their appearance at this year's Download Festival in Donington, U.K., according to a posting on their official web site. The festival, which will now take place over the weekend of June 11-12, is expected to make an announcement regarding this year's lineup on February 2. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Ginger Joins Brides
Blabbermouth reports: BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION have announced the addition of guitarist Ginger (THE WILDHEARTS) and bassist Scott Sorry (ex-AMEN) to the group's ranks. Ginger is scheduled to arrive in California from his native England on Sunday (Jan. 23) and spend the next two weeks assisting the rest of the group as they complete the songwriting process for their sophomore album. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on THE DARKNESS Confirmed For United Arab Emirates' DESERT ROCK FESTIVAL, PARADISE LOST: Photos From 'Forever After' Video Shoot Posted Online, IMMOLATION: 'Harnessing Ruin' Title Track Available For Download, CRISIS Re-Shooting 'Waking The Dead' Video, IN FLAMES Win 'Best Rock/Metal Album' Award At Sweden's P3 GULD and more click here to check it out

Costello Opera
BBC reports: Elvis Costello is composing an opera based on Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen's unrequited love. The Secret Arias will feature 19th Century songs written by Andersen for Swedish soprano Jenny Lind, who never returned his affection. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Beck Leak
Reuters reports: Beck's new studio album, "Guero," will be released as planned on March 29, despite an unmixed version of the set hitting the Internet last weekend. 

The 13-track Geffen Records release was produced by the Dust Brothers and Tony Hoffer. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

60K Attend Tsunami Concert
AP reports: Headline acts including rocker Eric Clapton, pianist Jools Holland and The Manic Street Preachers drew more than 60,000 people to a charity concert raising money for Asian tsunami relief. 

Fans packed the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday for the seven-hour concert featuring 20 British bands and solo artists. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Kylie Sues Producer
AP reports: Pop star Kylie Minogue is suing the British record producer who helped launch her career. The Australian singer has claimed in the Victoria state Supreme Court that PAL Productions, run by famed pop producer Pete Waterman, underpaid royalties for her "Greatest Hits" album which was released in 1992 and rereleased in 2002, the Sunday Age newspaper reported. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Teen Beats King
Reuters reports: Elvis Presley has stumbled in his attempt to score a run of consecutive British No. 1's after his 1959 hit "A Fool Such As I" only reached second place, according to sales data from the Official UK Charts Company Sunday. The late King of Rock 'n' Roll was beaten to the top spot by an 18-year-old American R&B singer, Ciara Harris. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Anselmo Speaks
siN's metal news reports: SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo has taken the time to write a message to the public again regarding the tragic loss of Dimebag Darrell, as well as what PANTERA was, and what it could have been: A month has gone by since we, his former band mates, his current band mates, his friends and fans around the world, have lost Dimebag. I can't necessarily speak for them, but for me, it's the first thing that comes to mind when I awake, if I sleep at all, still. It is also the last thing I think about as I lay down to rest. God damn it still hurts me. I want to be there for Vinnie Paul no matter how long it takes. I want to be there for Rita if she'll have me. I want to be there for the Kat and the rest of the crew as well, people that have been a part of my life for 17 ½ years. Once again, I'm hoping my biggest hope; that they realize that the bad stuff written about our bands and ourselves was coerced nonsense made to sell magazines. Bare with me, please. I beg you all. By the way, all of the level headed fans that write in and offer support, that in itself is the best therapy I've received yet. I have considered retirement because of a broken heart, but also in my heart, I cannot let my fans down. As the days go by I realize that I'm at war with some things inside of myself, that I don't mind sharing with you: I always, truly always, no matter if it was my own dreams just coming to the surface, if we, just the four of us, were to sit in a room together, we'd have been laughing, crying, and laughing again. The weight of the world would be lifted off of our shoulder as we hugged each other. Play together again? I have a suspicion that our fans would demand some type of reunion. My god I thought of that so many times and because what our fans wanted, they usually got. It may have taken a little longer, but think about how long it took the original Black Sabbath to play together again!? Then in one night early December, 2004, an event changed the entire year and our entire lives into one of the cruelest sort. Some mentally disturbed individual …crushed the dream. He took one of the most talented, extroverted people ever to grace this earth. I'm crushed for the loss of my friend that I loved, for Vince his brother, for Jerry his father, for Rita his life companion, for all of his good friends, for every music fan that was inspired and loved his playing; especially those who were lost or were injured that night we lost Darrell. None of what I have said will ever bring him back, and it hurts so bad. I add very humbly in hope that no one else out there ever has to go through something like this; Keep your loved ones close. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Smashing Reunion
Rockdirt reports: Billy Corgan performed with his former drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, who used to play with Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan, with Chamberlin's new band, The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex, on January 15th at the Double Door in Chicago, Illinois. [see full story for more, including a link to photos from the show]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Used Skate Co
punkbands reports: Branden Steineckert, the drummer for The Used, has started his own skateboard company. Steineckert's brand will be known as Twenty Twenty Skateboards. The drummer feels like he has been a rider for nearly all of his life. "I feel incredibly lucky to be able to start Twenty Twenty Skateboards," says Steineckert. "Skateboarding has been a huge part of my life, nearly all my life. I was skating before I ever picked up a drumstick. With the success The Used has offered me, I've been able to realize a lifelong dream, and it's Twenty Twenty." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Fearless 80s Punk
Punkbands reports: Fearless Records is proud to announce the next volume in their Punk Goes series will be Punk Goes 80's. The album is dedicated to popular new wave and pop songs from the 80's. Punk Goes 80's will include tracks from The Early November, Boys Night Out, Hidden In Plain View, Emery, and Gatbys American Dream among others. The bands are currently in the studio recording songs for the compilation which will come out this spring on Fearless Records.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
NIN Update
IAYM reports: Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has cleared up a number of talking points surrounding the band, confirming in the process that the band's new album "With Teeth" will arrive in stores on May 03rd. In addition, the group's latest touring line-up has now been finalized, with Aaron North (ex-The Icarus Line) taking the guitarist role on, joining Alessandro Cortini (keyboards), Jerome Dillon (drums), Jeordie White (bass), and of course Reznor himself. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Twin Zero Mp3 Online, Eden Maine/Reflux/Co-Exist UK Tour , Hot Hot Heat: "Goodnight, Goodnight", GWAR/Alabama Thunderpussy/ATR Tour Update , "City Of Champions Tour" Update and more click here to check it out

Thursday Move Forward
Aversion reports: Despite what you may have heard elsewhere, Thursday isn't even thinking about breaking up. 

Although rumors have circulated that the band's holiday-season shows were its swan song, the band is still together. In fact, its getting set to start work planning the follow-up to 2003's War All the Time [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

P2P Jail?
Aversion reports: U.S. courts took another step toward stemming the flow of copyrighted material on the web, with the first convictions of peer-to-peer file sharers coming. 

Two men, William Trowbridge of New York and Michael Chicoine of Texas, pled guilty to charges of illegally sharing copyrighted materials on the Internet. They face up to five years behind bars and $250,000 fines. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Fiery Furnaces Plan Double Album, Electric Six Prepares Sophomore Effort, Tori Amos Returns Next Month, Too Pure Re-Signs Stereolab, Thrice Adds Strings, Finishes DVD, New Black 47 in March and more click here to check it out

Ripper Solo
Totalrock reports: Former Judas Priest singer Tim 'Ripper' Owens is to record a solo album. According to blabbermouth.net, Owens (currently with Iced Earth) is working with producer Jim Morris on the project. He hopes to get in a few guests to help him out. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Accept Lineup
Totalrock reports: The re-united Accept have confirmed their new line-up. Joining vocalist Udo Dirkschenider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes (who previously announced thei involvement) are guitarist Hermann Frank (another former member of the classic German band) and drummer Francesco Jovino.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Doors Book
Totalrock reports: The Doors are planning an authorised autobiography called 'Break On Thru'. This will be based on conversations with keyboard player Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robbie Krieger and drummer John Densmore, plus extracts from interviews with later frontman Jim Morrison.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Lamb of God Reissue
Totalrock reports: Lamb Of God are to have their first album re-issued in March. It came out in 1998, when the band were called Burn The Priest. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Endah Look For Singer, God Forbid Tour, System Add Second London Date, Nazareth On The Road, Hear Chamberlin, Aereogramme Cancel More Shows, Fozzy Get Head and more click here to check it out

War of the Stone Roses
Ananova reports: Ian Brown says former Stone Roses partner John Squire is jealous of his solo success. 

He was responding to recent comments by Squire who branded Brown a "tuneless knob" and a "paranoid mess". 

Brown told 6 Music: "For me, right, he split up the best band in the country at the time, the Roses, and he went on to do what? Nothing. 

"Nothing to write home about, so he must be a bit bitter because he's got to watch me steaming forward. There's no stopping it, I announce shows and they're gone in a day. It must be killing the kid. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

U2 To Play Grammys
Ananova reports: U2 have confirmed they will play at the Grammy Awards. 

Other acts to play include Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and Green Day at the event on 13 February in Los Angeles. 

U2 are nominated twice for their recent single Vertigo, including a nomination for best rock song. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananove also has news on 'I don't mind being called J-Lo', Gwen: Kids would save me from pop's vanity, Elton adds more football ground dates to tour, Mel C confirms album details, Charlotte sings about curries and more click here to check it out

Injury Delays Duran Duran Tour Plans
liveDaily reports: Duran Duran has postponed a planned tour of Japan to allow drummer Roger Taylor to recover from a foot injury he suffered in 2004. 

"Taylor had broken the fifth Metatarsal bone in his right 'bass drum' foot late last year, when he was in the United States and had been ordered to rest for several weeks," said a statement posted on the band's website. "Following doctor's orders, the drummer's first show after the accident was on Thursday evening (1/13) at London's Hammersmith Palais (this was an intimate show that was being taped for broadcast on UK radio later this month). The following day, Taylor's foot was severely swollen and painful and after a medical examination today, Roger was told that unless he rested the foot for an additional period of time he could risk serious long-term damage."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Interpol Expand Tour
liveDaily reports: With the addition of several new dates, critically lauded New York college-rockers Interpol are now booked to make stops in 16 U.S. cities during a late-winter club tour. 

The outing supports the group's sophomore set, "Antics," which hit stores last September. A tour of Europe will follow [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Super Bowl Half Time Lineup
liveDaily reports: Alicia Keys, Gretchen Wilson, Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, John Fogerty and others have joined Paul McCartney on the list of musicians scheduled to appear at this month's Super Bowl XXXIX. 

Also slated to appear is The Charlie Daniels Band, which will back Wilson; and Earth, Wind & Fire, which will back Black Eyed Peas. The pairing of the veteran acts with their younger counterparts will take place during a pregame show dubbed "Bridging Generations." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Billy Joel, moe., Sum 41 & Ludacris, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Queens of the Stone Age return to North American clubs, U2 to launch U.S. tour in San Diego, taps Kings of Leon to open, Briefly: Duran Duran, Nine Inch Nails, Vanessa Williams, Dave Matthews Band, More Elvis Costello concerts planned for North America and more click here to check it out

Raven's Heart Benefit
antiMusic reports: Just a quick word of thanks to all of those that came out and supported the Raven's Heart Foundation benefit last Thursday in Beverly Hills. Although antiMusic only played a very small role in this we want to say thank you to the fans that attended, thank you to the bands that played, the other rockers that came down to show their support, the publications that helped get the word out (Blabbermouth, MTV, Metal-Sludge and any others I missed). The event was a success, the music was great and money was raised for little baby Raven. A lot of heavy rock musicians came down to jam and/or to show support including those that were not on the bill. The guys from Anthrax (Charlie and Scott) came down, Disturbed flew in from Chicago to attend and in an incredible show of support Vinnie Paul even attended. We'll have a special post report on the event on antiMusic soon. Raven's mother Misse said talks are underway for more benefits in other parts of the country. We'll post that information as comes in, but Misse has pledged to carry on with the foundation after Raven's medical bills are taken care of, so that other children in similar situations can find some help. A big hats off to the Robinsons and Happenin' Harry for all the work they did to pull this off and huge thank you to all that supported it. See the full story link for more information on baby Raven, the foundation and you can still donate online even if you were unable to attend the benefit. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Skynyrd Super Bowl 
antiMusic(press release) reports: The night before the AFC and NFC champions battle it out on the field for the coveted Super Bowl XXXIX championship, CMT is throwing its own brand of tailgate party with Lynyrd Skynyrd and special guests, in LYNYRD SKYNYRD'S SUPER BOWL SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL, part of the Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Concert Series, premiering live Saturday, Feb. 5 (9:00 PM, Eastern; 8:00 PM, Central; 10:00 PM, Mountain; 9:00 PM, Pacific) The legendary Charlie Daniels, the multi-platinum band 3 Doors Down, country star Jo Dee Messina and 38 Special's Donnie Van Zant will appear as special guests. Limited seating is available for this show and portions of ticket sales will go to tsunami relief. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
U2 Tap Kings of Leon for US Tour
antiMusic reports: U2 have selected Kings of Leon as support for the U.S. leg of their forthcoming Vertigo World Tour. The tour is set to kick off on March 28th at the San Diego Sports Arena. 

A second U.S. leg of 30 arena dates are expected in late summer after a 30 date European leg that kicks off on June 10th in Belgium. 

Confirmed dates for the world tour will be released on Monday and according to a press release from a promotion company for the Kings of Leon tickets will begin to go on sale on January 29th. According to the press release, "Similar to U2's Elevation Tour in 2001, the Vertigo dates will feature approximately 17-hundred general-admission seats on arena floors, giving fans a chance to see the group close-up." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Fates Warning Temps
Metal Blade reports: Fates Warning has announced the drummers for the upcoming European shows! "Ray, Joey, Frank, and I are pleased and honoured to announce that Mike Portnoy will be playing drums for us at the Headway festival April 3rd in Amstelveen, Netherlands", says guitarist Jim Matheos. 

On the February gigs Nick D´Virgilio of SPOCK´S BEARD will handle the drums! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Vadar's new release in 2005! 
Metal Blade reports: It's not a joke; the band is going to enter Hertz Studio, Bialystok at the beginning of July to record a brand new MCD under a working title "The Art Of War". It's worth to add here, Wieslawscy brothers will take care not only of the recordings but also will produce it! The MCD will contain only new songs![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Dimebag Darrell: The Guitar World Tribute
press release reports: Anyone that reads Guitar World knows Dimebag Darrell was family. He had been featured regularly in Guitar World for more than a decade and appeared in our pages dozens of times. Darrell also contributed a monthly GW column that ran on and off for at least five years. He was more than just a guitarist we admired; he was a part of the fabric of our magazine and someone we called "brother." 

While GW mourns Dimebag, the magazine also rejoices at the chance to pay tribute to him and his accomplishments. Guitar World looks back on the life and times of Dimebag Darrell, the original cowboy from hell, whose explosive style and live-wire personality forever changed the face of heavy metal guitar. PLUS - Dimebag meets Eddie Van Halen, a report from Dime's funeral and memorial services, and his last Guitar World interview, which is also included as a part of the issue's supplemental CD-ROM.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Billy Idol Returns
press release reports: "Enough!" said Billy Idol,"2005 is the time for an original punk rocker to show his stuff." After taking himself out of the music business "to regenerate, get free of myself and make an album for the right reasons," Billy Idol has completed his first album featuring new songs in over 10 years, aptly titled "Devil's Playground." 

"Devil's Playground" will be in stores on Sanctuary Records March 22nd[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

QOTSA Preview
Day in Rock reports: Click the full story link to check out snippets from QOTSA upcoming release Lullabies to Paralyze, in stores March 22nd- Click Here for the Full Story 
Beyond Warped DVD
press release reports: Beyond Warped is a PunkRockumentary that takes viewers on a 2 month journey across North America following the performers and their day to day lives on the worlds' longest running music festival. Live performances and in-depth interviews from 26 bands captures their unique lifestyles and thrusts viewers into the heart of emerging music. Captured entirely with High Definition cameras and delivered in Dolby 5.1 surround sound, Beyond Warped takes you from back stage onto the tour bus and across 23,000 miles of North America in search of independent music. In stores Tuesday, January 25th[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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