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Day In Rock 1/31: Metalhead Vs Microsoft- Bud Mocks Nipplegate- Nickelback Firing- Ray Grammy Tribute- BLS Dates- Meatloaf Vs Nikki Sixx- Let the Jacko Trial Begin- MTV Grasp At Music- The Cure- Priest Bonus- Motorhead & C.O.C. Tour- Anthrax Reunion- Maroon 5- Ryan Adam- U2 Add Dates- AC/DC - Warped DVD- Underoath- PsyOpus- Korn Pop- Jim Capaldi RIP- Mars Volta- Danzig- more
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Bud Mocks Nipplegate
Contactmusic reports: Beer giants BUDWEISER will be poking fun at JANET JACKSON's SUPER BOWL 2004 breast-baring blunder in its upcoming commercial campaign. 

In the company's latest ad, a crew member is seen trying to find a bottle opener backstage at the Super Bowl to open a Budweiser. 

When he comes across the nipple rings on Jackson's black leather costume, he uses one to open the bottle, ripping the outfit. He tries to patch it back together with cellotape and chewing gum. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Metalhead Vs Microsoft
BW&BK reports: Jeffrey Lee Parson, the teenager from Minnesota, who wrote the Blaster-B Internet worm which launched an attack against Microsoft's web site has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and 10 months community service by a US District Court. 

Parson's worm, the court heard, infected 48,000 computers and caused an estimated $1.2 million in damage when it spread in August 2003. 

Parson, who went by the online handle of "Teekid", based his virus upon the virulent Blaster-A worm which exploited a serious security hole in Microsoft's software as it spread around the globe. Parson included a link inside the worm to his web site where he made viruses available for download alongside lyrics for songs by JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH and Weird Al Yankovic. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

BLS Dates
BW&BK reports: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY have confirmed more shows in support of their upcoming album, Mafia, due out on Artemis Records on March 8th. Confirmed dates are as follows: 

March
10 – Tempe, AZ at Marquee Theatre
11 – Anaheim, CA at House of Blues - Anaheim
12 - Las Vegas, NV at House of Blues
15 – Albuquerque, NM at Sunshine Theater
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Meatloaf Vs Nikki Sixx
BW&BK reports: Rocker MEAT LOAF reduced a MOTLEY CRUE after-show party to silence when he blasted frontman NIKKI SIXX in a row over his daughter's raunchy stage attire. The Bat Out Of Hell veteran allowed his daughter Pearl Aday to tour with the raucous heavy metal band, but he flew into a rage when he witnessed her scantily-clad live appearance. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on DEADLY BLESSING - Reunited And Visiting Germany , Finnish Attack Tour To Feature STRATOVARIUS, FINTROLL, DARKSIDE Announce Final Tracklisting For Amber, IRON MAN Confirmed For Templars Of Doom - The Second Crusade, BOLT THROWER Bassist Speaks and more click here to check it out
 

Nickelback Firing
Chart Attack reports: Ex-Nickelback drummer Ryan Vikedal wants to set the record straight: He is not leaving the band of his own accord — he was fired. 

Thursday, we reported no reason was given for Vikedal's departure. Now it comes to light that he was told to take the long road by Chad Kroeger and the rest of the band during a surprise meeting on January 3 at their tour manager's house. Vikedal told the Edmonton Sun that the entire event was a complete surprise. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Ray Grammy Tribute
AP reports: Ray Charles, posthumously nominated for seven Grammys — including album of the year for "Genius Loves Company" — will be honored in a tribute at next month's awards 

Bonnie Raitt and Billy Preston will perform in a segment honoring Charles, The Recording Academy announced Thursday. The famed singer and musician died June 10 at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home of acute liver disease. He was 73. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Would have been even better if they had honored him while he was still alive. 
 

Let the Jacko Trial Begin
AP reports: The child molestation case against Michael Jackson is finally ready for a trial that promises to be like no other. Jury selection begins Monday, with Jackson expected to appear, in a case that has become a symbol of the American obsession with celebrity. 

Early Sunday, Jackson issued a court-approved video statement on his Web site, calling recent media leaks in the case "disgusting and false" and predicting he would be acquitted. 

"Please keep an open mind and let me have my day in court," Jackson said, looking directly into the camera. "I deserve a fair trial like every other American citizen. I will be acquitted and vindicated when the truth is told." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

MTV Grasp At Music (promos)
Reuters reports: At a time when reality and youth lifestyle shows -- not videos -- dominate MTV's main programming hours, the network is looking to music-related contests, tour sponsorships and other off-channel marketing initiatives to drive its identity as a music brand. 

Contests, tour sponsorships and special events are nothing new for MTV. But they are growing in number and scope as the network attempts to expand the slate of exposure opportunities it can offer artists and labels in lieu of video play. These opportunities are becoming increasingly important to MTV's music strategy, as the bulk of its on-air programming centers on shows like "The Osbournes," "The Real World" and "Newlyweds." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

The Cure Remasters Continue
IAYM reports: The Cure have lined up another batch of albums to receive the remastered treatment this April, you can expect to find revamped versions of "Seventeen Seconds", "Faith" and "Pornography" in stores that month.[more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Priest Bonus
IAYM reports: Judas Priest's upcoming new album "Angel Of Retribution" will include a 50 minute documentary as well as seven live tracks filmed in June 2004 on the DVD portion of its DualDisc release, expected out through Sony on March 01st. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Motorhead & C.O.C. Tour
IAYM reports: Motörhead and Corrosion Of Conformity will be teaming up for a U.S. tour in March/April with the following stops confirmed so far: 

March 09th Sayreville, New Jersey Starland Ballroom 
April 02nd Anaheim, California House Of Blues 
[more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Cave In: Still On Hiatus . Weerd Science: Debut Album Upcoming . Black Label Society: More Dates Added, Bella Lea Tour Dates , Black Sabbath European Dates and more click here to check it out
 

Anthrax Reunion
Totalrock reports: Former vocalist Joey Belladonna will play with Anthrax when they play the Dynamo Festival in Hellendoom, Holland on May 7. Both he and current singer John Bush will perform with the band at this special show. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Sirkus Comes To Town, Nicky Moore Gets Behind, Danzig Writes Film Script, My Chemical T-Shirt, P.O.D. In The Studio and more click here to check it out
 

Maroon 5 For Civic Tour
liveDaily reports: Maroon 5 tops the roster of the 5th annual Honda Civic Tour, which will also feature rotating support from The Donnas, The Thrills and Phantom Planet.

 The two-month run kicks off in mid-March, and stops are set in more than 35 cities. Phantom Planet will open the tour's kick-off shows in the Los Angeles area March 11 and 13, after which The Donnas take over the opening slot through April 14; The Thrills then claim the opening slot through the tour's May 11 finale. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Ryan Adams X 3
liveDaily reports: Ryan Adams has announced plans to release three new albums in the coming months: a two-disc set with his band The Cardinals titled "Cold Roses" (due April 19); the Thomas Schick-produced "Jacksonville;" and the Ethan Johns-produced "29" (release dates for both to be announced). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
U2 Add Dates
liveDaily reports: The U2 North American tour plan expanded further on Sunday (1/30) with the addition of three new dates spread across the band's tour stops in California. 

The new shows will take place 4/2 at Anaheim's Arrowhead Pond, 4/6 at Los Angeles' Staples Center and 4/10 at San Jose's HP Pavilion.[see full story for full date listing including new dates across the US]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Briefly: Billy Joel, Ryan Adams, C-Murder, Ray Peterson, Former Phish members among acts added to Bonnaroo, Keith Urban maps more North American tour dates, Cancer claims Traffic drummer Jim Capaldi, Alanis Morissette, Black Eyed Peas and more to perform benefit concerts and more click here to check it out
 

AC/DC DVD
BW&BK reports: AC/DC site Electric Shock (ac-dc.net) report that Epic/Sony will issue a double DVD entitled Family Jewels on March 29th. 

The double DVD will include video material from the periods 1975 - 1980 and 1980 - 1993 respectively. [see full story for link to artwork]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Warped DVD:Pick The Bands
Punkbands.com reports: WarpedTour.com would like to know which Warped bands from the past ten years you would like to see on the Ten Year Anniversary Warped Tour DVD? Email your suggestions to lushproductionfilms@yahoo.com - Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Underoath Tour
The PRP reports: Underoath will be taking to the road with The Chariot, Fear Before The March Of Flames and Hopesfall in tow come March, dates announced so far include: 
March 27th Dallas, TX - The Door
March 28th Houston, TX - Engine Room
March 29th San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
PsyOpus Tour
The PRP reports: PsyOpus have booked a number of new dates, they include:
January 30th Fredericksburg, VA - KC's
January 31st Lynchburg, VA - The Whorehouse
February 03rd Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe's
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Korn Enlist Pop Producer
The PRP reports: Korn are said to have enlisted producer Dallas Austin (Boyz II Men, Madonna) for their upcoming new album which they have been writing material for as of late. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Jim Capaldi RIP
NME reports: TRAFFIC drummer JIM CAPALDI has died following a battle with cancer. 

The 60 year old died in London on Friday (January 28) after a short fight with stomach cancer, according to his publicist. 

Traffic made their name in the 1960s and ‘70s, and alongside Capaldi featured Steve Winwood, Dave Mason and Chris Wood. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Mars Volta Add UK Dates
NME reports: As previously reported, the band will return to the UK next March for shows in support of their second album. 

To coincide with the release, the group will play four nights in the UK, including a recently added show at the London Carling Brixton Academy (March 16). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Black Velvets Robbed
NME reports: THE BLACK VELVETS are appealing for help after the band were robbed during a video shoot. 

The Liverpool quartet were shooting a clip for forthcoming single ‘3345' at the Electrowerkz in Islington, north London earlier this week (January 24) when two bags belong to guitarist Robbie Ross and drummer Nick Kilroe containing iPods, notebooks, cash, credit cards and demos of their forthcoming album went missing. 

Ross explained that the bag has a lot of sentimental value to him as he's been customising it since art college and so the band are offering a reward to anyone who can help with it and its contents' return. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: NME also has news on Bloc Party top NME Chart, Elvis back at the top of the charts , Kelis heads for the Opera! , yourcodenameis:milo plan gig in old people's home , Manic Street Preachers announce UK dates and more click here to check it out
 

Versailles Records Signings
press release reports: Versailles Records has finalized deals with several exciting new independant acts, including canadian rock band One Bad Son, featuring Shane 'The Impaler' Volk on lead vocals; longtime Versailles' collaborator Corey Craven, and Nashville-based singer-songwriter John Spinner. Look for a late summer, 2005 release date on Jasy Andrews' and John Spinner's respective debut albums, as well as the double-LP debut of Straitjacket Smile, featuring Ross Stevens, Richard Kendrick and A.J. Caruso in the later fall of 2005; and spring/summer 2006 release dates for One Bad Son and Corey Craven's respective debut releases. Lastly, Versailles Records recording artist Richard Kendrick has recently joined Steve Blaze's (Lillian Axe) solo band Near Life Experience on lead guitar. Versailles Records is based in New York/Nashville, and is distributed by Big Daddy Music Distribution in the United States." - Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Bloc Party Dates
Day in Rock reports: One of the latest buzz bands, Bloc Party, are hitting the road here are the dates:

 Mon Mar 21 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse 
Tues Mar 22 LA, CA @ Troubadour 
Wed Mar 23 SF, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 
Thu Mar 24 SF, CA @ Pop Scene Fest (330 Ritch) 
Sat Mar 26 Seattle, WA @ Neumos Crystal Ball 
Sun Mar 27 Vancouver, BC @ Richard's On Richards Cabaret
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Monday Media: Metallica Monster Player
Day in Rock reports: The kind folks over at Fanscape have passed along a link to the official Metallica Some Kind Of Wonderful DVD media player. Click the full story link to check it out!- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
If Hope Dies Tour Change
Metal Blade Newsletter reports: If Hope Dies has just joined on the upcoming tour with The Red Chord, A Life Once Lost and Bury Your Dead. The tour kicks of right after the IDT stint and goes on until early summer.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Neaera Finish Recording
Metal Blade Newsletter reports: German newcomers Neaera have finished recordings for their debut album The Rising Tide Of Oblivion. This s***-kicker offers 13 rounds of Metalcore and Swedish-styled Death Metal. Neaera have succeeded in creating a sound that will fit the musical tastes of Amon Amarth and Hypocrisy lovers as well as the obsessions of Heaven Shall Burn and Shadows Fall fans. It's simply a great blend of brutality and melody of a young band that knows what Metal is all about! The Rising Tide Of Oblivion will be released April 5th 2005![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Red Chord Finish Tracking
Metal Blade Newsletter reports: THE RED CHORD studio update! We finished all the tracking on the new album about a week ago and we all got to get back home just in time for a blizzard. Fun times. I think it accumulated to just over 3-4 feet in the course of the week. Total suckfest! Zeuss is in the home stretch of everything and we go back to Planet Z for final approval on the mixing tomorrow morning. As of Monday, the Clients disc will be entering the mastering stages by the always-impressive Alan Douches at West West Side Studios in NJ. 

So now that the new disc is basically done, we're getting back into the swing of things with touring. We're playing a handful of shows in the upcoming months with some more dates to be announced shortly. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Danzig CD & Tour
press release reports: Legendary dark metal artist GLENN DANZIG and his band DANZIG will kick off a month-long North American tour on February 18 in St. Louis, MO wrapping up in Anaheim, CA on March 15. The 19-date trek will feature Glenn Danzig/vocals, Tommy Victor/guitars, Jerry Montano/bass, and Johnny Kelly/drums, and is in support of Danzig's latest album, "Circle of Snakes," released in September 2004. Type O Negative's Kelly drummed for Danzig on previous European tours, but this will be his first full U.S. tour with the band. 

FEBRUARY
18 Pop's, St. Louis, MO
19 Harpo's, Detroit, MI
21 House of Blues, Chicago, IL
22 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
24 Guverment, Toronto, ONT CANADA
25 Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH
26 Madison Theatre, Covington, KY
28 Roxy Theatre, Boston, MA

MARCH
1 Spirit Performance Center, New York, NY
2 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
4 Norva Theatre, Norfolk, VA
5 Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA
6 House of Blues, Orlando, FL
8 Gypsy Ballroom, Dallas, TX
9 Sunset Station, San Antonio, TX
11 Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
12 Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
13 Coconuts, Tucson, AZ
15 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Wanna Be A VJ?
press release reports: Fuse is looking for a few good VJs to join Steven, Juliya, Marianela and Dylan in the best job you could ever have. Love music? Want to get paid to interview celebrities and watch your favorite artists perform in our studio? If you are 21 or older and submit your materials correctly you may have a chance to become the next Fuse VJ. It's as easy as 1-2-3! ... see the full story link to find out how.- Click Here for the Full Story 
 
Cinderella Hits
press release reports: "When we got on stage the first night (for a 2000 reunion tour) and saw the crowd, we all just looked at each other, like, 'Where did all these people come from?' It was like '89 all over again." So recalls Tom Keifer in the liner notes to Cinderella - Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits (Mercury/UMe), released January 25, 2005. Even the group was surprised to discover that, while one of the most popular bands of the late '80s, Cinderella had become much more--an indispensable musical touchstone of the decade. 

Featuring 17 selections, each 96k/24-bit digitally remastered from the original master tapes, Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits includes all of Cinderella's Top 40 pop hits, Top 40 Album Rockers and favorite album cuts. 

Released simultaneously is Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Video Hits (Mercury/UMe), a DVD collection of the 10 videos for all of its hits. The audio for each has been digitally remastered in 5.1 Surround. The DVD also boasts a "Making Of 'Heartbreak Station'" featurette and excerpts from the 1988 homevideo Tales From The Gypsy Road, along with new commentary by Tom Keifer & Eric Brittingham. [see full story to checkout the video "You Don't Know What You Got Till It's Gone"]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

Monster Cat Club
Day in Rock reports: A quick follow up to a previous story. The Cat Club is at this moment getting a monster makeover courtesy of Discovery Channel's "Monster House". We just got word from Happenin' Harry that he has set up a very special "Unveiling Party" to take place next Sunday night. Who better to play the party than a band named after another legendary Hollywood venue… Metal Blade Recording Artists Starwood! The same band that got a rare 5 star review from our sister site Rocknworld.com. We'll have more details in Friday's addition of the Day in Rock (other bands etc) but for now mark your calendars if you want to come out and party with antiMusic and checkout the new "monster" Cat Club during next Sunday's Happenin' Harry's Hellhole. - Click Here for the Full Story 
 

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