Day In Rock 1/27: U2 Vs Fans- Gotti Charged- Hanoi Rocks Drug Bust- JR Crue- Daggeth RIP- John Doe- Coldplay Leak- Pearl Jam Frampton- Rap Crew Dismissed- Dead Boys- Sabbath Roskilde - Dino Exits Brujeria- Motorhead- REM- Santana- Queen Announce Tour- Hidden Hand- Road Rage- Exodus- Soulfly- Mastodon / Burning Brides Tour- NOFX- Pennywise Reissues- When Bono Met Bush- more
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U2 Vs Fans
Groove Revolt reports: Tickets for the North American and European legs of U2's forthcoming Vertigo tour were pre-sold to members of the band's fan club Tuesday morning (January 25); however, instead of looking forward to the kickoff of the tour in San Diego, California, thousands of fans are up in arms over the way in which the presale was conducted after being shut out and they have jammed U2 message boards to express their displeasure. 

U2 fans who paid the band's fan club for a membership late last year were told that the membership would allow them to gain priority access to tickets, including the coveted low-priced General Admission tickets that proved so popular on the band's Elevation tour. 

The band's organization emailed patrons a personalized password late last week along with links to a page from which fans could choose a specific show. Unfortunately, when fans attempted to link to the page this morning, many were unable to get through. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Gotti Charged
AP reports: Murder Inc. founder Irv "Gotti" Lorenzo, the hip-hop record label behind superstars Ja Rule and Ashanti, was charged on Wednesday with laundering more than $1 million in drug money from a multistate crack and heroin operation. 

Gotti, who named his company after a crime syndicate and borrowed his nickname from a Mafia don, made no secret of his friendship with Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, one of New York's most notorious drug lords. 

"They don't call it gangster rap for nothing," said Frederick Snellings, special agent-in-charge of the FBI's New York criminal division. "It's pretty clear that the image isn't accidental." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hanoi Rocks Drug Bust
Blabbermouth reports: According to an article in Wednesday's (Jan. 26) edition of the Finnish newspaper Ilta Sanomat, HANOI ROCKS were busted on the Norwegian border for having marijuana aboard their tour bus. When questioned about the drugs which were present in sufficient quantity for the Norwegian authorities to prosecute members of HANOI's touring party said that it was left on the bus by a fan even though the police sniffer dog found it on one of the 13 people on the bus during the search. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
JR Crue
Blabbermouth reports: A MOTLEY CRUE tribute band fronted by Neil Wharton, son of CRUE singer Vince Neil, is among the scheduled performers at the fifth annual Cruefest, set to be held July 30 at Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood, California. Also scheduled to perform at the event are THE SERVANTS (featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos), TRASH LIGHT VISION (featuring MURDERDOLLS guitarist Acey Slade), THE EROTICS, THE PEPPERMINT CREEPS, and SABRINA KORVA.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Daggeth RIP
Blabbermouth reports: On the night of January 24, Anthony Patrick Panter (a.k.a. Daggeth), vocalist/guitarist of the Huntsville, AL-based black metal band BLOODSTAINED DUSK, was killed in a terrible car crash on his way home. He was 24 years of age. 

BLOODSTAINED DUSK released two CDs on Baphomet Records: a reissue of their self-financed demo, "Thy Legions Reign Over Christendom", and the cult classic, "Dirge Of Death's Silence". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on EXODUS: Photos Of New Singer Posted Online, Reunited BLOODLUST Plan Festival Appearances, Album Reissue, Exclusive: Guitarist DINO CAZARES Quits BRUJERIA, CINDERELLA Frontman To Begin Mixing Solo Album Next Month, SEVERE TORTURE: 'Bloodletting' Compilation CD Delayed and more click here to check it out

John Doe Packs CD with Guests
MTV reports: Former X singer John Doe will release his fifth solo effort, the rootsy punk album Forever Hasn't Happened Yet, on March 22. The record contains guest shots from former Blasters leader Dave Alvin, Neko Case, Throwing Muses' Kristin Hersh and Grant-Lee Phillips. Doe's daughter, Veronica Jane, makes her recorded debut on "Mama Don't." ... - Click Here for the Full Story 
Eminem, Linkin Park & 50 Cent Tour?
antiMusic reports: Will we see a stadium tour featuring Eminem, Linkin Park and 50 Cent in the near future? That is the speculation. Sources have told Billboard.com that "very preliminary talks" are in the works for the possible stadium outing. 

Although the magazine was unable to confirm the possibility with agents for the artists at the William Morris Agency, they did report that sources said that at least one other rock act would be included. (maybe Metallica? That's just an antiMusic guess). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

QOTSA Club Tour
antiMusic reports: Queens of the Stone Age have announced a string of North American club dates in support of their forthcoming album "Lullabies to Paralyze," which hits stores on March 24th. 

3/15 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Bar-B-Q 
3/16 - Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room & Ballroom 
3/19 - Atlanta, GA - Earthlink Live 
3/20 - Norfolk, VA - Norva Theatre 
3/24 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Manson To Invade Europe
antiMusic reports: Marilyn Manson is set to invade Europe this spring. So far a string of dates have been announced the continent includes festival appearances. 

Before he heads to Europe for a string of dates beginning on May 27th in Madrid, Manson will bring his shock-rock show to Mexico City on February 9th. 
Marilyn Manson Dates: 
02/09 Mexico City, MEX - Palacio De Los Deportes 
05/27 Madrid, SPA - Festimad 
05/29 Lisbon, POR - Super Bock Super Rock 
06/02 Amsterdam, NET - Heineken Music Hall 
06/04 Nurburgring, GER - Rock Am Ring 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Shadows Fall Headlining Dates 
antiMUSIC reports: Shadows Fall will be take a few nights off from the "Subliminal Verses Tour" with Slipknot and Lamb of God, to put on their own headlining shows. A variety of artists have been tapped to provide support. 

Here are the Shadows Fall Headlining Dates (with support acts): 
03/10 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection (Walls Of Jericho, Gizmachi, Fallopiandudes) 
03/17 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero (Stretch Arm Strong) 
03/21 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live(The Bled) 
03/24 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco ( The Bled, Catchfire) 
04/03 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's (none listed) 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Coldplay Leak
Contactmusic reports: British rockers COLDPLAY called in lawyers yesterday (26JAN05) to investigate the apparent leak of several tracks from their eagerly anticipated third album. 

The YELLOW stars feared sales of the untitled CD would be jeapordised if fans downloaded it before its release, so they called in computer experts to trace the material on the internet, reports British newspaper THE SUN. 

The band discovered filesharing website WinMX appeared to have six songs from the disc available to subscribers, but fortunately, aides concluded the tracks were fake, soundless files. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Pearl Jam Frampton
Reuters reports: Rocker Peter Frampton is planning to record a track with Pearl Jam for his upcoming album of instrumentals, he said on Wednesday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rap Crew Dismissed
New York Daily News reports: The host of a New York morning radio show and the rest of her on-air crew were suspended indefinitely Wednesday for airing a tasteless song parody that mocked victims of the catastrophic south Asia tsunami. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Dead Boys Return
Totalrock reports: Classic US punks The Dead Boys are to re-form for a tour of America. The band will feature original members Johnny Blitz (drums), Jeff Magnum (bass), Cheetah Chrome and Jimmy Zero (guitar). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Sabbath Roskilde 
Totalrock reports: Black Sabbath have announced they'll be playing the Roskilde Fetsival in Denmark, which happens from June 30 to July 3. And it will be the original line-up. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Dino Exits Brujeria
Totalrock reports: Dino Cazares has left Brujeria, the band he helped to found. The former Fear Factory guitarist now intends to concentrate on a new project also featuring one-time Cradle Of Filth/Dimmu Borgir drummer Nick Barker. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Fantomas Are 'Suspended', Eyes On Wednesday, 'Bossing The Studio, QOTSA Play Two London Shows, Twin Zero Carry On Touring and more click here to check it out

Motorhead in Monterrey
Electric Basement reports: MOTORHEAD are the first band confirmed for the MONTERREY METAL FEST Vol. II to be held on Saturday May 28, 2005 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The 1st edition of the festival was held last year on November 13, 2004 and featured TWISTED SISTER (headliner), DIO, QUIET RIOT, DOKKEN, HATEBREED, SHAMAN and CAGE. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
REM Isle
DiS reports: Following in the footsteps of David Bowie and The Stereophonics, former alternative rock legends R.E.M. will be headlining this year's Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday, 12th June.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Santana CD on the Way
liveDaily reports: Carlos Santana and his band, who began work on a new album in the spring of 2004, are expected to drop the set in the spring of 2005. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Queen Announce Tour
liveDaily reports: Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, along with Free/Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers, have officially announced plans for a spring tour that will visit a dozen European countries over six weeks.

 The outing, billed as "Queen + Paul Rodgers," so far isn't scheduled to visit North America, though a fall tour is under consideration. Set lists will feature a mix of Queen material and songs from Rodgers' bands, according to a press release.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Erasure tacks more shows onto U.S. visit, Jonny Lang books new round of tour dates, B.B. King plans to wrap up this winter on the road, Billy Idol returns with new album and tour, Briefly: Ben Folds, Noise Pop, Ramones, Elton John and more click here to check it out

Hidden Hand Switch Drummers
BW&BK reports: THE HIDDEN HAND guitarist Scott "Wino" Weinrich has posted the following reply at the Forum section of the band's official website (www.thehiddenhand.com), in response to a fan question asking if drummer Dave Hennesey was leaving the band. 

Says Wino, "Hello. Yes, it's true. The Pentagram show was Dave's last show. This was voluntary, amicable and expected. 

We love Dave, and he will be missed, but being in two bands and having to travel long distances to practice, and hold down a full time job was too much. We all agreed it was for the best, and the next night we auditioned, and confirmed his replacement, Evan Tanner. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Road Rage
BW&BK reports: The Roadrunner Road Rage Tour 2005 lineup is official and it will feature 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, STILL REMAINS, THE AGONY SCENE and TRIVIUM. The tour will be running all spring. Dates are still being worked out and will be announced shortly. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
New Voice of Exodus
BW&BK reports: EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following update in the forum at the band's official website: "We have a new singer! I'd like to take this moment to welcome to our ranks Rob Dukes as our new vocalist. He has been absolutely crushing in practice and only gets stronger every day. I know some of you will want details, i.e. what bands has he been in, etc., but I'll have to get back to you on that one. I've heard some of his old demo stuff, but he is a virtual unknown. But he is going to blow people's minds. He does incredible justice to both Paul and Zetro's material but when you hear the new s*** you won't believe your ears. Totally crushing![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on The Century Family Marine Corps CD Sampler, PAUL DI'ANNO Comments On Violence In Metal, SWALLOW THE SUN Members To Visit Finnish Metal Expo, SEVERE TORTURE - Bloodletting Release Delayed, Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park Festivals Update - VELVET REVOLVER Confirmed and more click here to check it out

Soulfly Dates
The PRP reports: Soulfly have lined up a number of new headlining dates, which will reportedly feature God Forbid and Death By Stereo in tow, the schedule so far is as follows: 
March 01st Montreal, QC - Spectrum
March 02nd Toronto, ON - Guvernment
March 03rd Buffalo, NY - The Icon
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Mastodon / Burning Brides Tour
The PRP reports: Mastodon and Burning Brides will be touring the US together come March, dates are as follows: 
March 23rd New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
March 25th Austin, TX - Emo's
March 28th Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
March 29th Phoenix, AZ - Mason Jar
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
NOFX 7" Of The Month
Punkbands.com reports: February 2005 will mark three very significant things: The Sixth Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament, another Valentine's Day most of us will be spending alone, AND the first release from the big NOFX 7" Of The Month Club! S-s-s-say what?!?! It's true, the band is calling it their "audio diary" or "vinyl documentary" or some s*** like that. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Pennywise Reissues
Punkbands.com reports: The band is getting ready to re-issue four classic albums dating from '92 to '97. The self-titled record, 'Unknown Road', 'About Time' and 'Full Circle', digitally remastered for your listening pleasure, all hit shelves March 8th ! [see full story for more info on bonus material]- Click Here for the Full Story 
When Bono Met Bush
Rockdirt reports: The New York Daily News reports U2 frontman Bono still laughs about the meeting where President Bush had to pound his fist to distract the rocker from his own eloquence about the AIDS crisis. "He banged the table at me once when I was ranting at him about AIDS drugs," Bono recalled. "He banged the table to ask me to let him reply. I was very impressed that he could get so passionate. And let's face it, tolerating an Irish rock star is not a necessity of his office." - Click Here for the Full Story 
Bandit A&R Hits US Market
press release reports: The Bandit A&R Newsletter, a well-known UK based promotional tool for musicians, songwriters and producers, proudly announces its expansion to the United States. In business for as long as 17 years, The Bandit A&R Newsletter helps ambitious unsigned bands, singers, songwriters and producers, in all commercial genres across the world, connect with music companies world-wide that are eager to find and sign new talent. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Ike Reilly Assassination Buzz building
press release reports: The Ike Reilly Assassination, which hails from Chicago, has been busy touring the United States for the past six months and making many new fans along the way with their impressive and, as several writers have called it, "incendiary" live show. New York City shows have been drawing punk rock luminaries and music movers and shakers for months now. Additional tour dates for the next few weeks will have the band sweeping across the Midwest (see tour dates at the pull story link). Press has been especially supportive of the band's latest album "Sparkle In The Finish"; in recent months, Ike has been featured on the cover of the arts section of the New York Times, while stellar reviews have been pouring in: Maxim gave it 4 out of 5 stars, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Boston Herald both gave it 3 ½ out of 4 stars, the Knoxville News-Sentinel gave it 5 out of 5 stars, while the Chicago Tribune called it one of the top 10 indie albums of 2004. In a scenario that is highly unusual for an indie band, VH1 News is airing a news item on the band repeatedly during their morning time slots over the next few weeks.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Take Action Press Conference
press release reports: The HURLEY INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS: SUB CITY TAKE ACTION TOUR will participate in a press conference on Capitol Hill February 2 to kick off the fifth annual TAKE ACTION tour and support the launch of the new Youth America Hotline! (YAH!) 1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454). The press conference--hosted by the National Mental Health Association* and the Kristin Brooks Hope Center*--will take place at the Senate Dirksen Office Building in Room SD-628 on Capitol Hill at 12:00PM EST. 

The full line-up for this year's tour includes headlining act SUGARCULT, with THE EARLY NOVEMBER, HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS, HEAD AUTOMATICA, ANBERLIN, MAXEEN, MÊLÉE, PLAIN WHITE T's and HOPESFALL rounding out a rotating schedule through the 36-city run.

 Over the past four years, the TAKE ACTION TOUR and CD compilations have raised over $170,000 for the National Hopeline Network. Since its inception, Sub City Records has raised over $500,000 for multiple charities. [see full story for more info and tour dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ryan Leaves Nickleback
press release reports: NICKELBACK announces the departure of drummer Ryan Vikedal from the band. At this time, no replacement for Vikedal has been named and the band wishes Ryan all the best in his future endeavors. The members of NICKELBACK are currently in Vancouver, B.C. preparing to begin the recording of the follow up to their multi-platinum album, THE LONG ROAD. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Raven's Heart Thanks
Day in Rock reports: Another quick follow up on the Raven's Heart Foundation Benefit from last week. Misse Robinson, Raven's mother asked us to pass along this thank you message.

 I wanted to take a moment out of my chaotic life to say thank you. Thank you to all who have gone to www.ravensheart.org and emailed letters of encouragement, made donations and sent your love from across the globe. I also wanted it to be known as to why my daughter is "so special" as to have all of these amazing people come together for her. One man, Happenin' Harry. Let me start at the beginning, you all know Raven was born with a hole in her heart, called VSD, an illness that affects more children than cancer or leukemia. It is just not known outside of the medical community because there hasn't been large exposure like there is for those illnesses and AIDS. I needed help, and couldn't find any. My husband and I are huge Metallica fans among other bands and have some really wonderful collectibles, so we decided to sell are precious items to help our baby girl live. This is where Harry comes in; I had seen Harry and the Haptones play a few times and got to know Harry through his newsletters he diligently submits every three days. I wrote him a letter about Raven and the items I wanted to sell, asking if he knew of any buyers. He called me immediately and said, "You aren't selling your stuff!" "Let me see what I can do." And in a snap, Raven had her hero. He made calls to everyone he knew and had her website up within a day, courtesy of Keavin Wiggins, www.antimusic.com. He put together the benefit in two months getting people to commit from all over. I was and still am astonished. He did all of this because he WANTED to. My daughter needed a voice and that voice is Happenin Harry! From the bottom of her mending heart, THANK YOU HARRY!!! Kids with heart illness will benefit from Harry and Raven as we continue her foundation to raise awareness and provide family's with a source of hope and strength. [see full story to visit the official Raven's Heart Foundation website]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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