Day In Rock 1/25: Metallica Killer Execution- Rap Station Slurs Tsunami Victims- Queen US?- Alanis UK- P.Diddy Buys Broadway- Oasis O.C.- My Dying Bride Injury- Blizzard Delays Ozzy- Iommi/Hughes- Black Eyed God- Dupri Head Virgin- Hot Hot Tour- Buzzcocks- Darkness- John Mayer Rap- Project 86- Pybus Exits Cradle of Filth- Fantomas Tour- Breaking Benjamin- Taproot- Coachella-  more
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Metallica Killer Execution
Blabbermouth reports: A Texas death row inmate who chanted the chorus to METALLICA's "No Remorse" after fatally shooting a man in the head in Corpus Christi and robbing him of $13 twenty years ago faces lethal injection Tuesday evening (Jan. 25), according to The Associated Press.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
My Dying Bride Injury
Blabbermouth reports: [MY DYING BRIDE drummer] Shaun Steels has injured his ankle in a canoeing accident before Christmas. At first it was thought to be not very serious, but at the recent filming of 'The Blue Lotus' video it turned out that the drumming has caused the injury to reappear. John from THE PROPHECY has agreed to stand in until Shaun has recovered. The band is now actively writing new stuff, rehearsing for and organizing gigs.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Blizzard Delays Ozzy
Blabbermouth reports: AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler, who was scheduled to record their vocals in New York for a cover of Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven", had to cancel his session because of the nearly 14 inches of snow that halted activity throughout the city, according to MTV.com. Recording sessions for the project, which is being helmed by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, were set to take place in both England and the U.S. beginning last Thursday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Iommi/Hughes Progress
Blabbermouth reports: BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi is said to be making great progress with his new album which, as previously reported, also features Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) on vocals and Kenny Aronoff (ex-JOHN MELLENCAMP) on drums. They've cut 13 tracks, all produced by Bob Marlette, who worked on Tony's first solo album ("Iommi") in 2000 and the BLACK SABBATH "Reunion" album in 1998.

 ...The album is now at the mixing stage and discussions are taking place regarding the release date, which will be later this year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on THE GATHERING: 'The Musical History Tour' CD Available Now, PAINMUSEUM To Shoot Video For 'Speak The Name', CRADLE OF FILTH Part Ways With Bassist DAVE PYBUS, SEASON OF MIST Unable To Reach Agreement With GORGOROTH, WOLF Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL and more click here to check it out

Rap Station Slurs Tsunami Victims
Reuters reports: A New York radio station apologized on Monday for repeatedly airing a joke song that ridiculed victims of the recent tsunami in South Asia and used racial slurs, saying the piece was in poor taste. 

New York FM radio station WQHT, or HOT 97, ran the segment on its "Miss Jones in the Morning" show. The piece used racial slurs to describe people swept away in the disaster, made jokes about child slavery and people watching their mothers die. 

"You can hear God laughing, 'Swim you b**ches, swim,"' was one line in the song. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Grammy Hall of Fame
ArrowFM reports: Recordings become eligible for the Grammy Hall of Fame 25 years after they were released and the newest inductees are: The Rolling Stones album "Let it Bleed". Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry" plus Ray Charles' "America the Beautiful" and the Bob Hope/Shirley Ross duet "Thanks for the Memories." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Queen US?
ArrowFM reports: Paul Rodgers and Queen have announced a full list of tour dates (26 dates starting March 28th at London's Brixton Academy). Both say it's not a Queen tour, as the group will also perform songs from Free and Bad Company. 

But what is on everybody's name on this side of the Atlantic is "Hey, when you coming to the U.S.?" On his website, Brian May wrote: "We are at present putting a proposal together for us to play dates in the USA starting end of September or early October. That's assuming that in Europe all goes well. Cheers! I'm very excited!"- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: ArrowFM also has news on U2 in LA in April, Steve Perry Shows!, More Grammy News, Mardi Gras - Classic Rock Style, Classic Rockers Help Tsunami Victims, Ozzy gets "We are the World" on us click here to check it out

P.Diddy Buys Broadway
Ananova reports: P Diddy is reportedly interested in buying four of Andrew Lloyd Webber's theatres. 

Lord Lloyd Webber is selling the Apollo, the Garrick, the Duchess and the Lyric in London's West End reports IMDb.com. 

Combs is said to be obsessed with the stage - following his Broadway debut last year in Raisin In The Sun. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Alanis UK
Ananova reports: Alanis Morrisette has announced details of UK gigs. 

The singer will play London Brixton Carling Academy on April 21, Manchester Carling Apollo on April 22. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Oasis Hit The O.C.
Ananova reports: Oasis are to get a boost in the US - one of their biggest American hits is to be used on The O.C. 

The Fox TV show will feature Champagne Supernova on its upcoming season finale - but not Oasis' original version. 

American indie rockers Matt Pond PA have covered the song which in 1996 reached the US Top 40 and topped the Billboard Modern Tracks chart for five weeks. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Ananova also has news on Kylie: I might never have kids, Aguilera's boyfriend shops for ring, U2 announce tour details, Kylie suing Pete, Brian: I'll fly out to help and more click here to check it out

Black Eyed God
Contactmusic.com reports: BLACK EYED PEAS star WILL.I.AM has signed up to appear on American TV show about a young woman who regularly speaks with God. The rapper will appear as a character called THREE CARD MONTE GUY GOD in JOAN OF ARCADIA. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Dupri Head Virgin
AP reports: Hit producer and sometime rapper Jermaine Dupri, who's produced chart-topping songs for acts ranging from Usher to Mariah Carey, has been named president of Virgin Records Urban Music, a newly created division of the label. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
We Are The World Repeat
Reuters reports: "We Are the World," the pioneering all-star charity anthem that generated millions of dollars for African famine relief 20 years ago, is returning to the world stage -- this time to raise money for AIDS and tsunami victims. 

The group USA For Africa will reissue the Grammy-winning single recorded by more than 40 superstars -- among them Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder -- on Feb. 1 as part of a two-disc DVD set. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hot Hot Tour
Aversion reports: Hot Hot Heat is hitting the road to support its upcoming major-label debut. 

The Canadian act will get back on the road in late February to support its Reprise debut, Elevator, which follows up 2002's Make Up the Breakdown [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Buzzcocks Eye Summer Release
Aversion reports: The Buzzcocks aren't letting their age catch up to them, as the band's begun work on a new record. 

The pop-punk godfathers have broken ground on the band's latest album. Tentatively titeld Flat Pack Philosophy, it's planned for a late summer release from Merge Records. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on New Youth Brigade Coming This Fall, Cex Becomes a Trio, Hey Mercedes Breaks Up, Randy Heads into Studio, Briefs Announce Brief Tour and more click here to check it out

Darkness in the Desert 
Totalrock reports: The Darkness are the latest name confirmed for the Desert Rock Festival, which happens in Dubai on March 25. They join the previously announced Machine Head and Sepultura. - Click Here for the Full Story 
John Mayer Rap
Totalrock reports: John Mayer has collaborated with rapper Kanye West on tracks due to be included on the latter's new album. Called 'Late Registration'[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Acoustic Vane, Queens Of The Vinyl Age, My Chemical Tour, Suitable Case For The Garage, Glowing Across UK, Fozzy Go To Liverpool and more click here to check it out

More AHC/Otep Dates
Day in Rock reports: American Head Charge have confirmed further dates on the Alliance of Defiance tour, featuring Otep, Candiria, and The Autumn Offering. The Feeding, the new album from American Head Charge, hits stores on Feb. 15th. The dates are as follows: 

28 Feb - Farmingdale NY - Downtown 
03 Mar - Atlanta GA - Masquerade
04 Mar - Tampa FL - Boiler Room 
05 Mar - Daytona Beach FL - Fuel 
06 Mar - Ft Lauderdale FL - Culture Room 
08 Mar - New Orleans LA - Twiropa 
10 Mar - San Antonio TX - White Rabbit 
11 Mar - Austin TX - Backroom 
12 Mar - Odessa TX - Dos Amigos 
15 Mar - Gallup NM - El Morro Theatre 
- Click Here for the Full Story 

Project 86 Dates
Digital Noise reports: Project 86 has announced a mini-tour with He Is Legend and Classic Case. Dates for the tour are as follows: 
March 03rd Phoenix, AZ @ Mason Jar
March 04th San Diego, CA @ Soma
March 05th Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Blink, TBS, More Drag The Lake
Digital Noise reports: Blink-182, Taking Back Sunday, The Bled, Funeral For A Friend, and more will have their music featured on the upcoming "Atticus...Dragging The Lake Vol. 3". 

The album will be in stores on February 22nd through Sideonedummy. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Pybus Exits Cradle of Filth
Digital Noise reports: Dave Pybus has left Cradle Of Filth due to "personal reasons". 

An official statement from the band reads as follows: 

"We are sorry to say that as of yesterday (Thursday, January 20th), Dave Pybus is no longer with Cradle of Filth. Dave has decided, for personal reasons that he is unable to continue with the band. This will not endanger the tour dates we currently have in place [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Digital Noise also has news on Ten More Dates Added to Alliance Of Defiance Tour, Breaking Benjamin Announce New Drummer, Shenoah Post Three Tracks from New Album Online, Contra Post New Demo Online, A Static Lullaby Post New Track Online and more click here to check it out

Fantomas Tour
The PRP reports: Fantomas, The Locust and Trevor Dunn's Trio Convulsant will be hitting the road in April for a US tour together, dates and venues will be announced shortly. [see full story for Locust dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Breaking Benjamin Break With Drummer
The PRP reports: Breaking Benjamin have parted ways with ex-(hed)p.e. drummer BC and have replaced him with Chad Szeliga, formerly of Sw1tched. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Taproot CD Info
The PRP reports: Taproot are eyeing "Blue-Sky Research" as the title to their upcoming new album which is currently set a June release date through Velvet Hammer Music/Atlantic. See full story for the tentative track titles being eyed for the nature-themed effort- Click Here for the Full Story 
Frostbite 05 Tour
punkbands reports: The Frostbite Tour will cross Canada (west of Quebec) this March and feature Guttermouth, The Planet Smashers and new Smallman Records signees Ghosts Of Modern Man. Local acts will be opening across the country, so check your local sources for details.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Coachella Announced
liveDaily reports: This year's edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is scheduled for April 30 and May 1, according to promoter Goldenvoice. The event will again take place at the Empire Polo Field in the Southern California desert community of Indio. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Bowling to Extra Dates
liveDaily reports: Bowling for Soup's winter tour--which also features American Hi-Fi, Riddlin' Kids and MC Lars--now includes an April swing through the Northeast. The trek's current leg stretches into late February, after which the groups will take a break before resuming the run on April 1 in Pittsburgh, the first of a half-dozen Northeastern shows scheduled in April.[see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Briefly: Eric Clapton, Jermaine Dupri, Bob Dylan, First Look: Kaiser Chiefs, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Terri Clark team for spring trek, Nine Inch Nails sets album release date, touring lineup, U2 reveals itinerary, ticketing info for first leg of North American tour and more click here to check it out

U2 Dates
antiMusic reports: U2 Vertigo dates supported by Kings of Leon: 

March 28 San Diego, CA Sports Arena 
April1 Anaheim, CA Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim 
April 5 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center 
April 9 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion 
April 14 Phoenix, AZ Glendale Arena 
April 20 Denver, CO Pepsi Center 
April 24 Seattle, WA Key Arena 
April 28 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place 
May 7 & May 9 Chicago, IL United Center 
May 14 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center 
May 17 & May 18 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena 
May 21 New York, NY Madison Square Garden 
May 24 & May 26 Boston, MA Fleet Center 
[see full story for onsale info and more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Journey Honored
press release reports: January 21, 2005 will forever be known as "Journey Day," as declared by Hollywood's Mayor Johnny Grant. That's the date JOURNEY who has sold over 75 million albums worldwide making them the 29th best-selling music group of all time--were honored with the 2,275th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

The Eastbound lanes in front of 6750 Hollywood Boulevard directly in front of the renown Musician's Institute--were closed off as hundreds of fans from all over the world descended there to witness history in the making. 

Not only was the entire current line-up in attendance (guitarist Neal Schon, bassist Ross Valory, keyboardist Jonathan Cain, singer Steve Augeri and drummer Deen Castronovo), but several band members from the past as well: drummers Steve Smith and Aynsley Dunbar, guitarist George Tickner and singer Robert Fleischman. Perhaps the greatest surprise of all not only to the fans in attendance, but to the band most of all was the unexpected appearance of the group's legendary former frontman Steve Perry, who had not been seen anywhere with the band since his departure in 1996 after TRIAL BY FIRE was released and earned the band's first Grammy® Award nomination for "When You Love A Woman." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Classic Metal From Icarus Witch
press release reports: ICARUS WITCH "Roses On White Lace" out soon US street date is March 8 but a limited amount of advance copies are available through icaruswitch.com for $5 

If you are a fan of True Heavy Metal, the past 25 years have been the world's longest hangover from a party that should never have ended. While there have been a few bright flares along the dark road, most relief has come from revisiting the timeless classics, Holy Diver, Piece Of Mind, Abigail, Defenders Of The Faith, Marching Out, Diary Of A Madman, Mob Rules, Balls To The Wall, Creatures Of The Night, Shout At The Devil, W.A.S.P.well, you get the picture. 

While ICARUS WITCH are fully aware of the younger generation they occupy, they'll proudly carry the torch for a bygone era & raise the question; why not simply continue writing in that vein and disregard the 90s altogether?[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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